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03-29-07, 08:18 PM
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Posted By valbowski1980

Amazing. I just can't imagine keeping my...

Amazing.

I just can't imagine keeping my balance like that
01-07-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By valbowski1980

When I was 5 and living in Minsk, my grandfather...

When I was 5 and living in Minsk, my grandfather would take me to a oval track next to our house and run after me until I learned how to stop and start on my own. It was a "shkolnik" with a gray...
10-19-06, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By valbowski1980

Thanks for that.... I actually bought a chain...

Thanks for that.... I actually bought a chain tool a while ago but have never used it. Here is another great writeup by Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.com/chains.html) on how to do this. It's...
10-18-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By valbowski1980

Thanks for the comments guys. I've just had...

Thanks for the comments guys.

I've just had rubbish luck with chains as of late.... my car's timing chain has a high pitched squeal to it now as well, but that's for a different forum.
10-17-06, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By valbowski1980

The ruller has lived its life in my desk to I...

The ruller has lived its life in my desk to I trust it despite the fact that it is Chinese. It still uses the same stupid inches/feet (EVERYTHING SHOULD BE METRIC!).

Good to hear that this thread...
10-15-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,743
Posted By valbowski1980

Sure, I've driven several.... Dog slow,...

Sure, I've driven several....

Dog slow, handle like wheelbarrows, squeak and rattle from nose to tail and eat far too much fuel. Useless unless you need 4X4 to go over rough ground. I can't for...
10-15-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,831
Posted By valbowski1980

Where was this pic taken?

Where was this pic taken?
10-15-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By valbowski1980

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a225/valbowski19...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a225/valbowski1980/Bike/P1010523.jpg
Doesn't appear to be any stretch at all.

free_pizza, I take your point. Will pick up a couple of them as well.
10-15-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By valbowski1980

Thanks for the advice. I will measure out the...

Thanks for the advice. I will measure out the chain to see how badly stretched it is, I'm not expecting too much stretch though since I just had my bike at the LBS for a tune-up.

I ordered the...
10-15-06, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By valbowski1980

How to break your chain 101

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a225/valbowski1980/Bike/P1010521.jpg
My chain bought it while on a hill climb about 5 minutes into my ride today....... Got a PC-991 comming to me later this week...
10-15-06, 09:33 AM
10-08-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,393
Posted By valbowski1980

If it were me with a $100 to spend on a bike, I...

If it were me with a $100 to spend on a bike, I would comb Craigslist and eBay for a second-hand MTB. Don't go down the X-Mart bike path, it's not worth it.
10-01-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,306
Posted By valbowski1980

My shoulders hurt when I sit in front of a...

My shoulders hurt when I sit in front of a computer or spend a long time driving. It's kind of a numb feel with a slight tingle. When I get up and move around for a bit it goes away. It comes back...
10-01-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By valbowski1980

I almost bought an M80 1.5 years ago. The Tektro...

I almost bought an M80 1.5 years ago. The Tektro (which feel like they are made from swiss cheese) brakes and the Manitu SIX (which felt like a pogo stick) fork put me off.... The frame and...
10-01-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,088
Posted By valbowski1980

I have a feeling that the picture was taken in...

I have a feeling that the picture was taken in Amsterdam...... Damn I miss that town.
09-30-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By valbowski1980

I have a pair of Canari winter tights. Those...

I have a pair of Canari winter tights. Those things worked like a champ last winter.
09-27-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,818
Posted By valbowski1980

Treks are fine bikes.... the first proper MTB...

Treks are fine bikes.... the first proper MTB that I got to ride was an 820 (1993) and it showed me just what the difference between a **** Toys R Us or Wally World bike really is.
09-27-06, 01:56 PM
09-25-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By valbowski1980

Looks good man! And there is the parts list...

Looks good man!

And there is the parts list as well (a picture is worth a thousand google searches)

Anyway..... why is it still so clean?
09-25-06, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By valbowski1980

Here (http://www.airfreetires.com/specs/) would...

Here (http://www.airfreetires.com/specs/) would be a good place to start. The Warrior came in many models..... your's is an SE am I correct?

When do we get to see some pics?:)
09-25-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,874
Posted By valbowski1980

Hi: A buddy of mine from Brooklyn has a...

Hi:

A buddy of mine from Brooklyn has a Specialized Hardrock and likes it very much. You are actually shopping at a good time (end of season) so you can get a lot more bike for 250 than usual. ...
09-25-06, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By valbowski1980

I believe that this was a bike sold by Dick's...

I believe that this was a bike sold by Dick's Sporting goods.

The low price probably means that you got a close-out deal so well done! $300 for a bike with a Rock Shox fork and Truvativ bits is a...
09-24-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By valbowski1980

Looking nice! Please tell me the Tektro...

Looking nice!

Please tell me the Tektro levers are the next to be swapped out. The bike is far too good for them
09-23-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By valbowski1980

This is why I really like brands such as Mongoose...

This is why I really like brands such as Mongoose and Ironhorse.... the quality all the right parts are there, but at a more reasonable price than the more famous names.



I am with you on that...
09-22-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By valbowski1980

They are miles different. I have an ALD Pro that...

They are miles different. I have an ALD Pro that was purchased at my LBS for very reasonable money and I am very happy with it. Don't let the brand name fool you, they are fine bikes.
09-20-06, 08:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,566
Posted By valbowski1980

My bike: ...

My bike:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a225/valbowski1980/Bike/P1010385.jpg


Me:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a225/valbowski1980/04090614.jpg
09-20-06, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By valbowski1980

I've ridden both and IMHO, the CB design is miles...

I've ridden both and IMHO, the CB design is miles better. Much easier to clip in/unclip and they get rid of mud much better than the SPDs did.
09-17-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,566
Posted By valbowski1980

And so do I. One is my favorite song of all time...

And so do I. One is my favorite song of all time and I got to see them on the second leg of the Elevation tour a few years back. Amazing show!
09-16-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,566
Posted By valbowski1980

Don't be so New England man. :)

Don't be so New England man. :)
09-16-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,566
Posted By valbowski1980

Where is this Mexican place of which you speak?

Where is this Mexican place of which you speak?
09-16-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,566
Posted By valbowski1980

Yeah! Shame on you and such :) ..... ...

Yeah! Shame on you and such :) .....
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a225/valbowski1980/Bike/P1010476.jpg
The beer in my pic is my "treat beer". I have one of these after a really good ride....
09-11-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By valbowski1980

Add to that "people who drive slowly" and you've...

Add to that "people who drive slowly" and you've got the right idea.
09-11-06, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By valbowski1980

Sorry to hear this man. Not my neck of the...

Sorry to hear this man.

Not my neck of the woods so the best that I can do is wish you luck in getting it back and as an added bonus, having the thief getting what's comming to them.
09-11-06, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By valbowski1980

well done man!

well done man!
09-11-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,993
Posted By valbowski1980

My buddy's Fisher came with an Axel fork. It has...

My buddy's Fisher came with an Axel fork. It has held up well for him for the last couple of years, however it really isn't as good IMHO as an equaly priced Rock Shox unit. The Judy SL on my bike now...
09-09-06, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,233
Posted By valbowski1980

Besides a helmet and gloves..... small bike pump,...

Besides a helmet and gloves..... small bike pump, plenty of water, bandaids and anti-septic, a candy bar, cell phone (off unless needed), Park multi-tool, and a small notebook and pen.
09-07-06, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By valbowski1980

Ironically enough, there is a NO ATV sign posted...

Ironically enough, there is a NO ATV sign posted at one of the trails I ride at. Take a wild guess at what Waterford's finest use to patrol those trails :mad: ?
09-05-06, 09:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,815
Posted By valbowski1980

Same reason I fancy redheads..... I like a...

Same reason I fancy redheads..... I like a challenge :)
09-04-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,815
Posted By valbowski1980

I'm all about the ups. Climbing is good fun IMO ...

I'm all about the ups. Climbing is good fun IMO


25, mostly XC with a fair bit of singletracks and trails.
09-04-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By valbowski1980

Very nice machine you got there man. Now go get...

Very nice machine you got there man. Now go get it all scratched up and dirty!
09-04-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By valbowski1980

+1 :D .... Anyway, congrats on the bike and...

+1 :D

.... Anyway, congrats on the bike and many happy miles to you. As for the pedals, when I ran platforms and the first set crumbled, I would just get a set of DKs off of eBay and they held up...
09-04-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By valbowski1980

I would like to give it a go.... don't think I'd...

I would like to give it a go.... don't think I'd buy it though.
09-02-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By valbowski1980

... and how did the soup taste?

... and how did the soup taste?
09-02-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By valbowski1980

Hayes 9s at a good price

Jenson (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR500C00-Hayes+Hfx-9+Disc+Brake+O5+Oe.aspx) is running a very nice sale on Hayes 9 hydros. Just a heads up in case anybody was looking into getting a...
08-30-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By valbowski1980

I don't mind being seen in lycra. Hockey players...

I don't mind being seen in lycra. Hockey players wear special padding for their sport don't they?
08-28-06, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By valbowski1980

I have a Fuji Sunfire which I put through hell...

I have a Fuji Sunfire which I put through hell and its specs are just about the same as yours. It held up very well over trails which were far from rec/dirt road.
08-28-06, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,869
Posted By valbowski1980

+1 If you can swing a bit more, a 4100 is a...

+1

If you can swing a bit more, a 4100 is a good bike as well.
08-27-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By valbowski1980

There is a lot of horse **** where I ride as...

There is a lot of horse **** where I ride as well. Really pisses me off.... freakin jerks don't have any respect for others.
08-27-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By valbowski1980

Awww. That's just cause he didn't get one and is...

Awww. That's just cause he didn't get one and is jealous.

Anyway..... Post some pics!
08-27-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,875
Posted By valbowski1980

I listen to music on the drive to and from the...

I listen to music on the drive to and from the trails. When in the woods, I just want quiet :) .

My list includes but is not limited to:
EELs
The Prodigy
Depeche Mode
U2
Pink Floyd
The...
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