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11-01-06, 03:31 AM
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Posted By chis51hd

Very nice. ;)

Very nice. ;)
09-01-06, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By chis51hd

XT is fine, you're pretty much paying for...

XT is fine, you're pretty much paying for bling-bling with XTR. I use only Deore dual control levers and they shift perfectly (provided they're adjusted well). :)
08-23-06, 05:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,372
Posted By chis51hd

Very well said. :) IMO, just use what WORKS...

Very well said. :)

IMO, just use what WORKS for you. If you find yourself riding more rather than adjusting/fixing your equipment, then it works. Personally I'd like to try out SRAM, but it's...
08-13-06, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By chis51hd

+1... I'm still learning to do that, though...

+1... I'm still learning to do that, though (still grab the rear more than the front, hehe :p )

You should also check if your hubs are disc-ready. If you decide to get mechanical discs, you can...
08-08-06, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By chis51hd

Crazy.

Crazy.
07-28-06, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,284
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks for the replies guys! So I guess I'll...

Thanks for the replies guys! So I guess I'll give the 56 a try, don't know the price yet though. I'm still very new to clipless, and I want to practice first and see if I'll like it. If I do, I...
07-28-06, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,284
Posted By chis51hd

mtb cleats: Shimano SH-55 = SH-56?

I did a search first, didn't come up with anything relevant.

I'm using Shimano M525 clipless pedals (I guess they're an old model since I can't find them on the Shimano website). Here's a link:...
07-13-06, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks! Are your 2.1's okay on the road? I'm...

Thanks! Are your 2.1's okay on the road? I'm asking coz I also have Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0's and the knobs are pretty noisy on pavement (especially the front).
07-13-06, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By chis51hd

...a pity we can't add audio to our posts... :D ...

...a pity we can't add audio to our posts... :D

One lbs here has the 1.95 Nevegals with stick-e compound. If you've tried those, are they as good as the 2.1's? I think they're the right size...
07-12-06, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks! I'll just try and experiment with what...

Thanks! I'll just try and experiment with what works best. :)
07-11-06, 05:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,166
Posted By chis51hd

You gotta love the cranks, though: Shimano...

You gotta love the cranks, though: Shimano SunTour SR - "square tapered and linear balanced"!

I guess the ad seemed funny because of the way the product descriptions were written. :D

This...
07-11-06, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By chis51hd

Tire question...

I know that some (if not most) of you here mix tires of different sizes, brands, tread type for your front and rear wheels. Right now I have a set of Continental Twister 1.9 and Maxxis Larsen TT...
07-08-06, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By chis51hd

Very nice. :)

Very nice. :)
05-25-06, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By chis51hd

Not full face, like what he's using below:

Not full face, like what he's using below:
05-25-06, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By chis51hd

DJ/FR helmets for XC/Trail riding?

Just curious, any of you guys use those helmets for XC or trail riding? I understand that there aren't enough air vents, but I might consider it for the added coverage, alternating it with my usual...
05-15-06, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By chis51hd

That's good to hear. The frames being sold here...

That's good to hear. The frames being sold here are relatively new to the market, so I haven't seen too many on my rides. Most bikers here build their bikes from frame up, though you can buy brands...
05-15-06, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By chis51hd

Merida mountainbikes, anyone?

Hi guys!

Just wanted to know if anyone else out there owns a Merida bike. I'm not sure if they're sold in the U.S., but I think they're available in Europe. If you own one, please share your...
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05-08-06, 12:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,405
Posted By chis51hd

Bottom line: People who are secure with...

Bottom line: People who are secure with themselves DON'T need to brag to others. :D
05-04-06, 09:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,555
Posted By chis51hd

Merida Matts Champion LX - Disc (non-stock...

Merida Matts Champion LX - Disc (non-stock components):

www.merida-bikes.com
05-04-06, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By chis51hd

Nice bike. Just ditch the dork disk and you'll...

Nice bike. Just ditch the dork disk and you'll be set. :D
04-08-06, 03:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,524
Posted By chis51hd

Is it really a bad thing to use bar ends with...

Is it really a bad thing to use bar ends with riser bars? 'Coz I've heard people say that it is... :rolleyes:
04-07-06, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,308
Posted By chis51hd

5'9" with a 16" frame. Works fine :)

5'9" with a 16" frame. Works fine :)
03-25-06, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By chis51hd

Just try visiting the LBS, 'coz I'm not sure...

Just try visiting the LBS, 'coz I'm not sure about how they operate there (I'm far away in the Philippines :D ). Get the BB7's if you can, because they're easier to adjust with 2 pad adjuster...
03-25-06, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By chis51hd

Some people use formulas and measurements, but I...

Some people use formulas and measurements, but I think it all boils down to your comfort while riding your bike. If you can have a long ride and don't feel uncomfortable and can handle the bike...
03-25-06, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By chis51hd

Like he said. Once your hydraulic brakes are...

Like he said. Once your hydraulic brakes are setup properly, you just replace pads when they wear out. I would have gotten them if I had more money. However, mechanicals get the job done too. If...
03-23-06, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By chis51hd

Considering 2 upgrades... need your opinions.

I'm currently considering 2 upgrades, though I won't be doing them at the same time. Just need your opinions:

1. Upgrade my hubs to Shimano XT. The ones available are centerlock type, and I...
03-19-06, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By chis51hd

Buy a cheap derailleur, and carry a spare! ...

Buy a cheap derailleur, and carry a spare! Cheers! :beer:
03-19-06, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By chis51hd

I'm not sure with other brands, but with Avids,...

I'm not sure with other brands, but with Avids, you just install an adapter to use a larger rotor. The calipers are the same. :)
03-14-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By chis51hd

Yup. The guy at the lbs said it MIGHT accept...

Yup. The guy at the lbs said it MIGHT accept Hope brakes, but he wasn't too sure.
03-14-06, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks for all your replies. I had to give up...

Thanks for all your replies. I had to give up the Bomber, the disk brake tabs wouldn't take my BB7's :( Instead I got the Axel, and on first ride I did notice that it was a little "soft". Anyway...
03-14-06, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By chis51hd

I use full housing, with XTR cables. :)

I use full housing, with XTR cables. :)
03-10-06, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks! That's what I was thinking too. I tried...

Thanks! That's what I was thinking too. I tried compressing both forks (just on the ground), and the older bomber felt better, even though it didn't have as much travel as the new Axel. It looks...
03-10-06, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By chis51hd

Oops, sorry. I forgot to put in my post--both...

Oops, sorry. I forgot to put in my post--both forks are new, except the Bomber is an old model. :D
03-10-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By chis51hd

old bomber -OR- new axel super?

I'm going to the LBS later today, and I still haven't made up my mind. They have these 2 forks that are about the same price: an old Marzocchi bomber (not sure which year, it has I guess 80mm or...
03-09-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By chis51hd

His description IS pretty funny; like you're...

His description IS pretty funny; like you're watching it on home TV shopping. :D

BUT THAT IS ONE SWEET BIKE!!!
03-02-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By chis51hd

Okay, thanks again for all the info. :) So I...

Okay, thanks again for all the info. :) So I guess I'll be shopping for a new 80mm travel fork, then. :)
03-02-06, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks for the replies, guys. :) Actually when...

Thanks for the replies, guys. :) Actually when I built up my bike it was mostly choosing parts at random (that goes for the fork too). It's quite expensive to buy built-up bikes here, brands...
03-01-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By chis51hd

Anyone? :D

Anyone? :D
02-28-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By chis51hd

frame geometry - fork travel?

Hi! I'd just like to ask if I could install a 100mm (or up to 120mm) travel fork on my bike. I'm not very familiar with frame geometries, so I just attached pictures for reference. My current fork...
02-25-06, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By chis51hd

On that topic, I'm considering a Manitou Axel...

On that topic, I'm considering a Manitou Axel super, or Rockshox Judy J2 or J4. Anyone else tried these? I think the J series is new for 2006, just want to make sure they're worth my money. :D
02-16-06, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By chis51hd

Just curious, what is it about a hardtail frame...

Just curious, what is it about a hardtail frame that enables it to climb well/better? :)
02-12-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By chis51hd

I just recently upgraded my crappy disk brakes to...

I just recently upgraded my crappy disk brakes to Avid BB7s, and they're awesome. They're also very easy to set up and adjust. I just have a question about pad spacing. I know that with mechanical...
02-11-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By chis51hd

Preload means pre-compressing the spring before...

Preload means pre-compressing the spring before an actual load is put on it. It sort of makes it stiffer, won't react as much to small bumps, and won't bottom out easily (hopefully) when it takes a...
02-11-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By chis51hd

I can see 2 spokes intersecting each other. I've...

I can see 2 spokes intersecting each other. I've attached a picture below:
02-11-06, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By chis51hd

Wheel strength - for disk brakes?

I'm just wondering if my current wheels are strong enough, since I just recently installed Avid BB7s.

- Mavic x221 rims
- MOB disk hubs
- Continental Twister tires, 1.9
- spokes: no particular...
02-10-06, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By chis51hd

Hardtail trailbike?

I know that most bikes/frames nowadays were designed and built up according to a specific type of riding it will be used for, e.g. xc racing bikes put the rider in a stretched out, aggressive...
02-08-06, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By chis51hd

If the sprocket teeth aren't worn out so much,...

If the sprocket teeth aren't worn out so much, you can get away with just replacing the chain (it's cheaper, and a new, clean chain won't grind on your sprockets and chainrings). :)
01-20-06, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By chis51hd

Thanks for all the advice. I think my brake...

Thanks for all the advice. I think my brake adjustment is quite close to the 2:1 ratio thing. Here are some pictures for you guys. :D
01-19-06, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By chis51hd

I have the same problem with my new Shimano...

I have the same problem with my new Shimano HG-73. It's the link where the pin doesn't have an indentation (the head is just flat and dark colored). I'll try your advice, though. :)
01-19-06, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By chis51hd

The brand is M.O.B., which stands for Men On...

The brand is M.O.B., which stands for Men On Bikes, it's made in Taiwan. It's a pretty good copy of the Shimano mechanical disk brake, except that it can't be installed on a Manitou fork (only one...
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