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01-30-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By mikejo

OK, you guys win. I'm done. You are right, a...

OK, you guys win. I'm done. You are right, a forum such as this is not for me.
01-30-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By mikejo

Sticky or sub-forum?

How about a sub-forum or sticky for those that would like help on topics, would offer helpful advice, be polite and mature, not put others down, understand that everyone doesn't know everything about...
01-28-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,192
Posted By mikejo

I am glad that he is gone and hope it stays that...

I am glad that he is gone and hope it stays that way. I don't see why people need to "be played" or mess with people of this forum. I guess if you average 5.6 posts per day and are one of the...
01-26-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,594
Posted By mikejo

I think this thread needs to be resurrected. OX...

I think this thread needs to be resurrected. OX Platinum is cool. However, should I treat it every year? I talked to Chris Kelly and he said it was important to treat often.
01-25-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,641
Posted By mikejo

I wonder how many trails there out there called...

I wonder how many trails there out there called "cut our bars"? I used to ride one too near Puyallup, WA. I did a pretty good job avoiding most of the trees.
I named a trail on my property the...
01-24-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,641
Posted By mikejo

I've seen those but never tried them. They look...

I've seen those but never tried them. They look more like they are for grabbing the ends of the bars in order to have a different hand position and not so much for "gripping and ripping it" (don't...
01-24-08, 12:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,641
Posted By mikejo

I love bringing up old threads! Do any of you...

I love bringing up old threads! Do any of you old retro-folks have any recommendations for bar ends? There are so few out there nowadays. I hear the carbon ones may be slippery when wet. I really...
01-21-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,641
Posted By mikejo

I have them on my old Stumpjumper that I have...

I have them on my old Stumpjumper that I have recently converted to a SS and love them! I miss them on my new hardtail build. I want to get them but I because of peer pressure, I feel I should not....
08-02-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By mikejo

Thank you for your help.

A sincere thank you to those who helped me with my last build over the winter.
During that time, I appreciate some very useful information as I returned to mountain biking after a ten year hiatus....
08-02-07, 08:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,833
Posted By mikejo

Oh for crying out loud, just go out and ride. I...

Oh for crying out loud, just go out and ride. I can't see most of what Pete is saying because he is on my ignore list, but I'm sure it is negative and something about laughing at you. Please spend...
07-18-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By mikejo

Building is so much more ejoyable and rewarding...

Building is so much more ejoyable and rewarding than buying one complete.
As for costs-- with eBay and some great deals from internet bike places, it doesn't have to be a lot. However, it takes...
07-17-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By mikejo

My brother has one and loves it. It's geometry...

My brother has one and loves it. It's geometry is typical cross country-- low BB and long top tube.
07-13-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,256
Posted By mikejo

We live on five acres. I have been slowly...

We live on five acres. I have been slowly carving in trails for the last two years. I'm up to about a half mile so far.
07-13-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,256
Posted By mikejo

Something I built last week and one of the many...

Something I built last week and one of the many signs I have been making for the trails on my property.
07-13-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,573
Posted By mikejo

I've always wanted to pull up an old thread. ...

I've always wanted to pull up an old thread. Anyone have comments on this topic? Actually, let me rephrase that. Anyone have some useful information from personal experience?
Time to go get...
07-08-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,833
Posted By mikejo

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! ...

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
http://www.jerryspringertv.com/
07-05-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By mikejo

Spend more time riding and less time on bike...

Spend more time riding and less time on bike forums looking for answers. Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.
06-27-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By mikejo

Are they just numb or do you lose color, and...

Are they just numb or do you lose color, and circulation in them as well? Does it happen when you cool down or maybe going down hill?
06-26-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By mikejo

I guess the reason not to is that the Mag 21, and...

I guess the reason not to is that the Mag 21, and SPD's are still working fine. My brother came to town the other day and he rode it on a 20+ mile ride with me and it worked fine. Maybe I should...
06-26-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By mikejo

I'm thinking of making my '90+ Stumpjumper into a...

I'm thinking of making my '90+ Stumpjumper into a single speed and putting the original fork, pedals, and stem back on it.
06-23-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By mikejo

Mine is a '91 and I still have it. Actually, I...

Mine is a '91 and I still have it. Actually, I broke the frame so I guess now it is a '93.
06-16-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By mikejo

I'm thinking I need to put the original fork back...

I'm thinking I need to put the original fork back on, some platform pedals so I can ride it anytime with anyone, and make it a single speed. I actually broke the '91 frame and I think the current...
06-15-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,056
Posted By mikejo

Need you ask? Looks awesome!

Need you ask? Looks awesome!
06-15-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By mikejo

A moment of silence is appropriate. ...

A moment of silence is appropriate.





I have my '91 Stumpjumper (actually, only the seatpost, DX thumbshifters, and f.d. are original) and will never part with it. To this day, I credit it...
06-15-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By mikejo

In response to your title-- yes. For XC, being...

In response to your title-- yes. For XC, being clipped in is the only way to go.
OK, in reality, do whatever you want. This is where the forums are of no help. Do whatever works for you. Most...
06-15-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By mikejo

Don't get all worked up over Pete. I'll admit,...

Don't get all worked up over Pete. I'll admit, I used to. It is like watching an episode of Jerry Springer; just sit back and enjoy the entertainment. Either block him or have a laugh at his...
06-09-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By mikejo

I would get rid of my front suspension before I...

I would get rid of my front suspension before I would get rid of my clipless pedals.
06-06-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,392
Posted By mikejo

Keep an eye out for Stumpjumpers on eBay. A...

Keep an eye out for Stumpjumpers on eBay. A friend of mine just bought one for around $1100 and it was practically brand new; plus, many parts were upgraded to XTR, Race Face, and X.9 since the...
06-04-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By mikejo

Just watch The Road Runner cartoon. Wild Coyote...

Just watch The Road Runner cartoon. Wild Coyote falls/crashes all the time and he always survives and comes back for more!
06-03-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By mikejo

Wow! Some of these replies are a lot to remember...

Wow! Some of these replies are a lot to remember when you have .35 seconds before you hit the dirt/tree/rock. I would think instincts would kick in and do whatever feel right to prevent serious...
05-28-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By mikejo

Thanks. There is no way that thing is coming...

Thanks. There is no way that thing is coming out. Therefore, I just tapped it back where it came from with a allen wrench and a hammer, then squirted silicon in both side of it. Now the problem is...
05-28-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By mikejo

Mavic 717XC Disc rattle

A rattle started in my relatively new Mavic 717 XC disc front rim yesterday. I pulled off the rim strip and found a little piece of metal inside the rim by the weld joint of the rim. It is about...
05-27-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,796
Posted By mikejo

Ideally, you should have both. However, after...

Ideally, you should have both. However, after having a full susp, I went back to hardtail. It seems like all the full suspension bike manufacturers are always trying to compare their bike's...
05-27-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By mikejo

I finally bought a Park chain cleaner and love...

I finally bought a Park chain cleaner and love it! Can't believe I have waited 17 years to do it. It cleans the chain very well and I just thread a terry cloth towel in between the cogs and it is...
05-24-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By mikejo

I too have a 7 speed and plan to make it into a...

I too have a 7 speed and plan to make it into a single speed. I just took apart two cassettes and then had lots of spacers to work with. I figure I will just keep the gear I like. However, I was...
05-21-07, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By mikejo

Which trail/s were you on? I think I'm heading...

Which trail/s were you on? I think I'm heading out there this Saturday and wondering what to ride.
05-20-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By mikejo

[QUOTE=Pete Fagerlin]On the rare occasions that I...

[QUOTE=Pete Fagerlin]On the rare occasions that I work on a bike, my kids are right there with me.

Nice looking garage! I sometimes bring out my 17 month old son to the shop but everytime I ask...
05-20-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By mikejo

Don't hate me because I am beautiful.

Don't hate me because I am beautiful.
05-20-07, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By mikejo

Your shop/garage/basement/work area

Thought this might be something different. Where do ya'll spend your time working on your bike? My shop is a haven away from work, kids, wife....ahhh, serenity now. Such a happy place.

...
05-19-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By mikejo

My 2007 Juicy carbons make a lot of noise when I...

My 2007 Juicy carbons make a lot of noise when I start out riding and if they are wet. After that, they settle down.
05-17-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,005
Posted By mikejo

Speaking of what is coming out of my @$$-- ahhh,...

Speaking of what is coming out of my @$$-- ahhh, methane! I never thought about that. Like hydrogen, it is less dense than air but it is flammable; something to be awary of around open flames. I...
05-16-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,005
Posted By mikejo

Depends if you use hydrogen, helium, or air...

Depends if you use hydrogen, helium, or air (mostly nitrogen). It is very complicated and I am tired and therefore will not go into detail.
Seriously, just ride a lot, try different PSI's and I'm...
05-16-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,214
Posted By mikejo

Either you are just trying to start a discussion...

Either you are just trying to start a discussion or you really don't know what to get. If it is the later, then you should go with XT or X.9 at the most. With all due respect, people who buy XTR or...
05-16-07, 07:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,461
Posted By mikejo

My aunt used to have a driver in her golf bag...

My aunt used to have a driver in her golf bag that helium in the center of it. I guess that would allow her to swing faster since kinetic energy is KE=1/2mvsquared.
I'm also thinking that helium is...
05-16-07, 06:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,461
Posted By mikejo

Steel Kelly @ 23.4 lbs. Was sub-23 with 1.95...

Steel Kelly @ 23.4 lbs. Was sub-23 with 1.95 tires but not good for summer riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,687
Posted By mikejo

Solo ride, 70 miles @ 17.03mph average. Not bad...

Solo ride, 70 miles @ 17.03mph average. Not bad for a mountain biker if I don't say so myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By mikejo

I have a Terry Fly Ti saddle and love it. ...

I have a Terry Fly Ti saddle and love it. However, that really doesn't mean a lot because everyone's @$$ is different.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-07, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By mikejo

OK, after re-thinking my OP, here is another way...

OK, after re-thinking my OP, here is another way to put it.
If I am riding 17-18mph solo, could I ride with a weekly riding group that averages 20-22mph? I was also wondering about competing in a...
05-12-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By mikejo

I started out on a '91 Stumpjumper, broke the...

I started out on a '91 Stumpjumper, broke the frame (Specialized replaced with a '93). I have ridden it off and on for quite some time now. Every thing from NORBA races to around the trails on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,958
Posted By mikejo

Recovery ride? Doesn't sound like a good idea. ...

Recovery ride? Doesn't sound like a good idea.
If I have pain while riding, I back off. It it persists, I take 2-3 days off, take 800mg of Ibuprofin every six hours. Normally this works for me,...
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