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Forum: Europe
05-29-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By unrelated

Looking to shop for MTB accessories in Cologne Germany

Hi all, I'm from Taiwan and we have very limited options for MTB related merchandises. I will be heading to Cologne next week and hope to do some shopping locally. Is there any store that is...
06-05-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,517
Posted By unrelated

I got mine in Taiwan, which was made by Merida. I...

I got mine in Taiwan, which was made by Merida. I bought the bike at a Merida shop, so I don't know if that makes it better or worse. My friend got a Giant XTC se3 and although it was supposed to be...
06-05-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By unrelated

What are brake pads made of?

I am referring to disk brakes (i can't find my old thread). The pads are hard and smooth, so they are definitely not rubber. Are they soft metal? Or are they some kind of composite? Any idea?
06-05-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By unrelated

Has this ever happened to you before?

I was riding along a trail by a reservoir and the chain started skipping. So I got down to check it and gear was jammed with fishing line. I thought it's going to be hard to get them all out but...
06-05-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,517
Posted By unrelated

I have a 2001 Avalanche 1.0, solid frame. For...

I have a 2001 Avalanche 1.0, solid frame. For what I use it for(trail), it's on the heavy side, but it's a good bike.
06-03-05, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By unrelated

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-02-05, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By unrelated

How much do pads usually cost?

How much do pads usually cost?
06-02-05, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By unrelated

Ok I followed the instructions on the PDF file...

Ok I followed the instructions on the PDF file and checked the pads. The pdf file says that pads should be changed when the total thickness of the pad plus the backing is less than 3mm. 3mm? That's...
06-02-05, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By unrelated

Thanks a lot! I'll check my pads when I get back...

Thanks a lot! I'll check my pads when I get back today.
06-01-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By unrelated

Mech Disc Brake question

I think my brake pad's pretty much done.

I haven't rode my bike for quite a while and recently started riding again. The rear brake (Avid Mechanical, on a 2001 bike) doesn't lock up no matter how...
05-23-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By unrelated

12~15 miles will be nice. I don't do anything...

12~15 miles will be nice. I don't do anything extreme, it's more for the enjoyment than fun. I just like to be out there, and sometimes stop for some photographs. I'm a pretty slow rider, probably...
05-23-05, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By unrelated

Well it doesn't matter if there's water. The...

Well it doesn't matter if there's water. The website says there's a trail in Newton so I will start from that. I should just go to the LBS here and ask for more info. They just close too damn early....
05-22-05, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By unrelated

I'm in West Newton area. I do have a car, but I...

I'm in West Newton area. I do have a car, but I will try not to drive too far away. Thanks for the links.
Any specific suggestion on where to start? I prefer to ride along the water(river, lake etc.)
05-22-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By unrelated

New to Boston

Hi I just arrived at Boston and will be staying for the summer. Where can I find info on trails around the area?

Thanks!
12-15-04, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,470
Posted By unrelated

I don't see why not. Just prepare yourself with...

I don't see why not. Just prepare yourself with lot's of water and maybe snacks. Pace yourself and don't be afraid to take rests. I don't think it will be bad at all. Do find someone to do with you...
12-13-04, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By unrelated

The best way to find out is testing it on a waste...

The best way to find out is testing it on a waste vinyl sticker!
12-13-04, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By unrelated

Yes, you will need to sand it down to give the...

Yes, you will need to sand it down to give the surface more grip for the clear coat(220 grit will be good, and gives you the brushed metal look if you sand it in a specific direction). Beware that...
12-13-04, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By unrelated

What do you mean by the front rings? Oh...

What do you mean by the front rings?


Oh well, I probably won't get to ride it for the next few months.
12-11-04, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By unrelated

That's the tension adjustment you mean? Does...

That's the tension adjustment you mean? Does counter clockwise make it looser or tighter?
12-11-04, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By unrelated

Another noisy chain question

I cleaned my chain and gears, relubed it with lots of lube, but when I turn the drive train forward, i hear sound that seems to be the chain rubbing against each other, and not between the chain and...
12-10-04, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By unrelated

Silicon based lub

My chain and gears have been catching lots of sand and need thorough cleaning almost after every ride. My friend uses a silicon based lub which he is pretty happy with, and says that he doesn't...
12-03-04, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By unrelated

Some 2x4s from Home Depot, steel brackets and...

Some 2x4s from Home Depot, steel brackets and screws. You may want to get some of those air-con insulation foam tubes to wrap the parts where your bike will come in contact.

A 10ft 2x4 shouldn't...
12-03-04, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By unrelated

I'd make one if I were you. It's not hard at all!

I'd make one if I were you. It's not hard at all!
12-01-04, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By unrelated

So what abt it that you are so interested abt?...

So what abt it that you are so interested abt? Got pics?
11-30-04, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By unrelated

Has it got wings?

Has it got wings?
11-29-04, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By unrelated

Ah oh, I think so. I don't know what's it's...

Ah oh, I think so. I don't know what's it's called. Sorry. It's the "pulley" that hangs down, shifts left and right to shift the chain.
11-29-04, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By unrelated

cassette question

I heard that people use shorter cassettes for racing because they change gears faster. So since there are still long cassettes, there must be its advantages.

So what are the advantages and...
11-26-04, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 922
Posted By unrelated

I snowed last night..... the heater isn't working...

I snowed last night..... the heater isn't working again:(
11-24-04, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By unrelated

Exothermic huh? Hmmm......

Exothermic huh?
Hmmm......
11-24-04, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By unrelated

I'd be interested to see someone filing a McLaren...

I'd be interested to see someone filing a McLaren F1 rim:)
11-23-04, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By unrelated

Well, I am pretty sure that Merida is a Taiwanese...

Well, I am pretty sure that Merida is a Taiwanese company( not many well known Taiwanese companies out there). Merida is actually the OEM of GT bikes before they went down. When I got my avalanche, I...
11-22-04, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By unrelated

Anyone has heard of Merida?

It's a brand from Taiwan just like Giant. They make magnesium frames, but pretty pricy. Just wondering how many people actually ride magnesium frames.
11-20-04, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

Water hose to drive the dirty stuffs out. I was...

Water hose to drive the dirty stuffs out. I was using a toothbrush and a small bucket of water and some detergent. Main problem is I can't get those stuffs in between the chains out. Unless I remove...
11-20-04, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

Well, the toxic fluid won't go into the drain as...

Well, the toxic fluid won't go into the drain as long as I reuse it. It won't cause rusting as well.

The main reason is I don't have the access to water hose or air compressor. Anyways, I will...
11-20-04, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

Thanks. I wonder how much the shipping will be...

Thanks. I wonder how much the shipping will be though. Just called another shop that sells it for $5. Maybe I will drop by someday to get it.

I also bought some airbrush thinners. My plan is to...
11-20-04, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

Well, I just got this chain less than a month...

Well, I just got this chain less than a month ago.

So you are saying that I can use a SRAM PowerLink Gold connector on my HG chain and not have to worry about replacing it?
11-20-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

Oh man! I called my ibs. He said I have to...

Oh man! I called my ibs. He said I have to replace the link everytime I undo it, and the pin costs $2.99 for each of them!

Where else can I get it? Mine's 9-speed Shimano HG LX chain.
11-20-04, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

I use a HG chain. It's not tool-less but I don't...

I use a HG chain. It's not tool-less but I don't know if it's ok to take it apart and use the same link again.

If it's ok to undo the chain, then I guess I will not get a chain cleaner and do it...
11-19-04, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By unrelated

Do you use a chain cleaner? Do you take it off?...

Do you use a chain cleaner?
Do you take it off?
Or do you just use a tooth brush?

I don't have access to any hose. The best I have is those hair sprayers that shoots out water like a toy water...
11-07-04, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By unrelated

Would be a wonderful experience if "he" was a hot...

Would be a wonderful experience if "he" was a hot "she" instead.
11-06-04, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By unrelated

I am new to this. I called 2 shops and they are...

I am new to this. I called 2 shops and they are strongly agains power washer. One even warned abt pressured water. Both suggest tooth brush for the gears.

So I used tooth brush with soapy water...
10-16-04, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By unrelated

Sigh......

Sigh......
10-16-04, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By unrelated

Yes I was referring to the largest cog. The...

Yes I was referring to the largest cog. The derailleur seems to be in plane when set to point downwards.
10-16-04, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By unrelated

Rear derailleur tuning help

I was messing around with my rear derailleur ( Shimano LX) because it wouldn't shift right at certain gears( newbie trying to learn too). I got it right for the high gear, but it won't go to the...
10-13-04, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By unrelated

Ok, I am going to clean it up and get a new...

Ok, I am going to clean it up and get a new chain. The chain is pretty worn although I have pertty low miles on it. I think it's mainly due to the sandy surface I ride on. My friend who used to race...
10-11-04, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By unrelated

Time for a tune up?

Is it normal that the rear derailler refuses to shift while pedalling uphill (referring to XC)? I have Deore LX on the rear and it doesn't shift when I am pedalling up hill. Then when I reach the...
09-26-04, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By unrelated

Well I am not going to bother to register but the...

Well I am not going to bother to register but the pic you've attached looks pretty tasty!

I went to the Bloomers trail in Rochester Hills, MI and it was not nearly as interesting as those I have...
09-24-04, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By unrelated

Ok thanx. So is Judy XC a low end fork? I...

Ok thanx.

So is Judy XC a low end fork? I thought it's pretty good. I thought so because the bike has avid mech disk brakes, Deore on the front and LX on the rear, which I know are pretty good...
09-23-04, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By unrelated

No one with a more affirmative answer?

No one with a more affirmative answer?
09-22-04, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By unrelated

Stupid fork question

I forgot which way to turn on my fork to adjust the setting. I have a 01 Rockshox Judy XC, which way should I turn the knob to make it stiffer? You may just tell me to crank it all the way to one end...
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