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04-20-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,313
Posted By Chris_F

I have a 3L Osprey Raptor that very recently...

I have a 3L Osprey Raptor that very recently replaced my 2L Camelback. The Camelback was nice but the Osprey is just superior in every way. If you're thinking of the Camelback I suggest you look at...
03-18-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,904
Posted By Chris_F

File a small claims court suit against the guy. ...

File a small claims court suit against the guy. IF you can prove the bike is yours (not gonna be easy unless you recorded/registered the SN or have identifying marks and proof), you should win the...
02-27-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By Chris_F

Thanks all for the tips, you've given me some...

Thanks all for the tips, you've given me some places to start. I had thought about the chain but hadn't thought about the free hub palls. I'll have to crack her open and re-grease. My deraileur...
02-27-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By Chris_F

Loud pop from drive train when under torque, what is it and how do I fix it

Good morning,

Every now and then when putting a lot of torque on the pedals I get a loud pop sound, a brief moment of zero resistance, and then the bike goes back to normal. This happens on both...
02-25-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Chris_F

In to cross country and not abusive describe my...

In to cross country and not abusive describe my riding pretty well. I'm also 160lb so I'm not a heavy guy and pretty easy on equipment.
02-25-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Chris_F

I should have mentioned, 26" wheel, disk...

I should have mentioned, 26" wheel, disk brake.
02-25-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Chris_F

Rear rim suggestion

I trashed the drive side spokes (threw a chain, previously lost the spoke guard), and I've never really loved my rear rim but I love my hub (Shimano XT). I'd like to have the wheel rebuilt at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,655
Posted By Chris_F

My front C'dale brake had too much toe in which...

My front C'dale brake had too much toe in which was causing poor braking. I did a bunch of research on the Shimano brakes and basically their bottom of the line Sora is part for part identicaly to...
10-12-10, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,461
Posted By Chris_F

Lock-on > Slip-on

Lock-on > Slip-on
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,887
Posted By Chris_F

If they start registering bicycles then they'll...

If they start registering bicycles then they'll start putting road taxes on food.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-10, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By Chris_F

How do you guys keep your eyes far enough up the...

How do you guys keep your eyes far enough up the road in these lower positions? My neck always gets sore.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,995
Posted By Chris_F

Last I heard nobody is flocking to the bike...

Last I heard nobody is flocking to the bike industry because of record high profit margins. It's not like people are lining up to buy stock in bike companies. But the thought of a bike priced...
10-07-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Chris_F

Tread doesn't look too awful there. What tire...

Tread doesn't look too awful there. What tire pressure do you use?
10-07-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_F

I'd just ride it as-is and replace stuff as it...

I'd just ride it as-is and replace stuff as it wears out and breaks. As for a replacement deraileur, what kind did you break, because some aren't compatible with each other.
10-07-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Chris_F

I'm a noob when it comes to trail maintenance and...

I'm a noob when it comes to trail maintenance and my rule of thumb is this: I'll do stuff to put the trail back to its "original condition" whatever that is. That's probably a good starting point...
10-07-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_F

:eek: What CAN a rider do with one rib?

:eek:

What CAN a rider do with one rib?
10-07-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,307
Posted By Chris_F

32 as-ridden weight. Trims down to 29 when I...

32 as-ridden weight. Trims down to 29 when I remove all the "stuff" like bag, bottle cage, pump, etc.
10-07-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,456
Posted By Chris_F

You'd take the Country Club with all those...

You'd take the Country Club with all those yuppies and Porsches over the gang bangers? You're crazy.
10-07-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_F

Nice job, crashing like that is something to be...

Nice job, crashing like that is something to be proud of. Gotta get that first crash out of the way so you're not quite as scared of them. :)

When you endo like that, or otherwise have a big...
10-06-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Chris_F

I don't "own" any trails but I do try to help out...

I don't "own" any trails but I do try to help out on my local trails. I will put some of the trail constructions back together when they get a little discombobulated. Like if there's a rock bridge...
10-06-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Chris_F

Regarding what to bring on a ride: I always...

Regarding what to bring on a ride: I always carry a spare tube, small pump, and a multi-tool. For comfort's sake I put them in a saddle mounted bag and the pump gets mounted to the frame. But...
10-06-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Chris_F

Check your Nevegals and make sure they're mounted...

Check your Nevegals and make sure they're mounted in the right direction. I intentionally mounted mine backwards because it seemed to me they would be grippier that way and it felt like I was...
10-06-10, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Chris_F

I've got 9 in back. Thanks, didn't know the...

I've got 9 in back. Thanks, didn't know the shifters did both. IIRC there are four stops on the front shifter just like you indicate.
10-05-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,456
Posted By Chris_F

No need for a whistle if they have oak trees...

No need for a whistle if they have oak trees where you ride. You can almost always find an acorn cap within arms reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Chris_F

Just riding around, no racing for me. I'm still...

Just riding around, no racing for me. I'm still on the fence about it. I also use that bike to tow a trailer with my kids in it and it's really nice to have a stump puller gear for the hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Chris_F

Pcad is gettin' on in years. He really shouldn't...

Pcad is gettin' on in years. He really shouldn't be picky.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Chris_F

Thanks!

Thanks!
10-05-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Chris_F

Triple crank to double crank, what else do I need to change?

I posted this over in the road bike forum but it was suggested that I post it here instead (sorry about the double post, mods feel free to delete the one in Road bikes).

I'm thinking of switching...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Chris_F

Will do, thanks.

Will do, thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Chris_F

From a triple to a double?

I'm thinking of switching my triple crank out for a double. I've got Shimano 105 shifters. Can I just use the same shifters and set the Der stops to accommodate the double or do I need to get new...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 03:20 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,022
Posted By Chris_F

They should just take all the anti-doping rules...

They should just take all the anti-doping rules out and let the guys run drugged up to the hilt. Just like the NFL, NBA, MLB, and all those other fine pro sports*.

*Yeah I know doping is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 03:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,681
Posted By Chris_F

Car tires are MUCH thicker than bike tires. ...

Car tires are MUCH thicker than bike tires. They're also wider and there's four of them so despite the vehicle weight the actually psi of ground pressure is lower. So car tires are loaded lighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Chris_F

Depending on where you are in CO get ready for...

Depending on where you are in CO get ready for bad weather. Yes, you get snow in Co, but it's light and fluffy and deep. In NH it's heavy slush. What it lacks it depth it makes up for in sheer...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Chris_F

It's not about weight, it's about stiffness and...

It's not about weight, it's about stiffness and harshness. Don't you want stiff plumbing?
10-03-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By Chris_F

You can probably get some end of year deals right...

You can probably get some end of year deals right now, depending on where you live. I recommend going around to all the local shops and seeing what they have before making a decision. $1500 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chris_F

Those bikes direct bikes are looking awfully good...

Those bikes direct bikes are looking awfully good now. At least then you KNOW that you're gonna get screwed. No surprises.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chris_F

If I read the card right you did 20 miles in 30...

If I read the card right you did 20 miles in 30 minutes, for a 20 mile average of 40mph. So, unless I read the sheet wrong or you lied, your sarcasm is a bit misplaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,652
Posted By Chris_F

Does the middle finger count as a hand signal? ...

Does the middle finger count as a hand signal?

"Woo Hoo! I'm #1 again!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chris_F

I want a "Loud Hubs Save Lives" bumper...

I want a "Loud Hubs Save Lives" bumper sticker.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chris_F

Can you ride a bike on St Kitts for 23 minutes in...

Can you ride a bike on St Kitts for 23 minutes in any one direction without hitting ocean?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chris_F

Closing speed? If he hit you in the back of the...

Closing speed? If he hit you in the back of the bike I'm guessing you didn't just ease by him. You were probably moving MUCH faster. Either he was intentionally looking to try and crash his and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chris_F

When your wife asks you "do these jeans make my...

When your wife asks you "do these jeans make my arse look fat?" you typically don't respond "no, your fat makes your arse look fat" do you?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chris_F

/thread. I've never crashed on the road...

/thread.

I've never crashed on the road bike. Tons of time on the mountain bike, but that's just part of the sport. Never on a road bike though. Most folks I know of have never crashed. Those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chris_F

Meaning next time either let the guy know your're...

Meaning next time either let the guy know your're going to pass or give him more room or both. If you were riding down the path minding your own business and someone plowed in to the back of you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,700
Posted By Chris_F

Thank God, finally we're going to discuss this...

Thank God, finally we're going to discuss this topic in the forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chris_F

Your second accident was your fault too. Safety...

Your second accident was your fault too. Safety of a pass is the responsiblity of the one doing the passing.
10-02-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 589
Posted By Chris_F

Super-short review of Princeton Tec Swerve tail light

I did a search and didn't turn up much about the Princeton Tec Swerve blinkie tail light. ($30 at EMS) This is a 2xAAA battery powered tail light with two 1/2 watt red LEDs, and two modes: flash and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-10, 03:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,764
Posted By Chris_F

backwards read you think engineers ...

backwards
read
you
think
engineers
highway
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By Chris_F

I have almost that same number of miles on my...

I have almost that same number of miles on my road bike right now and there's still a ton of life left in the frame and components. Little things like cables, brake pads, chain, tires, etc have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,764
Posted By Chris_F

I will try that. My current setup is a...

I will try that. My current setup is a camelback. Since it sits on the back and gets body heat it doesn't freeze. But the tube can, so every time you drink you have to hold the tube above your...
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