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Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By crashing_sux

I'll give it a try on the side of my rack instead...

I'll give it a try on the side of my rack instead of on top, the price is right on that fix if it does the job. Considerable drivetrain wear is a possibility, it's a ten year old bike that was used...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By crashing_sux

Front or rear rack to reduce flex?

I've just started commuting and am currently borrowing a friends Trek hybrid with a rear rack while I decide what rack to use on my bike. I'm using an Ortlieb trunk case that clips on top of the...
06-11-04, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By crashing_sux

It's actually only about 70 degrees (yeah, about...

It's actually only about 70 degrees (yeah, about like your fork), the first drop/roll on Schleyer. I went through the same thing last year, the first time you see sections like that, especially from...
06-10-04, 03:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By crashing_sux

No need to fix it, just leave the broken stubs on...

No need to fix it, just leave the broken stubs on your helmet, it really gives it a nice CORE look :D
01-22-04, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,524
Posted By crashing_sux

Another huge reason I remembered that I tend to...

Another huge reason I remembered that I tend to recommend the larger companies whos bikes I have ridden and seen to be of good quality.

You have to be a real dumbass to recommend someone buy a...
01-21-04, 01:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,341
Posted By crashing_sux

Yes, heavier riders do have more problems with...

Yes, heavier riders do have more problems with tubeless tires burping air. Heavier riders also tend to have more problems with pinch flats so tubeless is still a decent way to go, just realize...
01-21-04, 01:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,524
Posted By crashing_sux

Actually, Wade Simmons broke a good deal of RM7's...

Actually, Wade Simmons broke a good deal of RM7's before they started building special beefed up rear ends for team riders. If you've ever looked at Richey Schley's bike sitting next to a regular...
01-14-04, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By crashing_sux

Boy is that ever an open ended question. ...

Boy is that ever an open ended question.

1. What type of riding do you want to do, or do you even know yet?
2. How old are you?
3. Height? Weight? Build?
4. Do you have past...
01-14-04, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By crashing_sux

If money is really tight just buy a headset...

If money is really tight just buy a headset adaptor and continue running your old forks in the new frame.
01-13-04, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By crashing_sux

Good point, I thought he was mainly referring to...

Good point, I thought he was mainly referring to whether he would break the frame or not. I flat spotted my stock wheels the first day, had to throw some Rhyno Lites on there pronto. The same could...
01-13-04, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By crashing_sux

It's not the size of the drop, it's the amount of...

It's not the size of the drop, it's the amount of force on the frame. If you were 250lbs you wouldn't be able to drop nearly as far as if you were 150lbs without hurting the frame.

With that in...
01-13-04, 01:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,341
Posted By crashing_sux

Grab this months MBA and take a look at Filip...

Grab this months MBA and take a look at Filip Meirhaeghe's World Championship Epic. This is the first time anyone has taken the cross-country title on a full-boinger.

Check out his build, there...
01-13-04, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By crashing_sux

Better yet, what's the biggest drop TO FLAT that...

Better yet, what's the biggest drop TO FLAT that you've done???

Wait a minute, this isn't pinkbike :)
01-13-04, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By crashing_sux

Oh yeah, and you may want to throw a longer/lower...

Oh yeah, and you may want to throw a longer/lower stem/bar combo on there to get in a better pedaling position.
01-13-04, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By crashing_sux

If there isn't much for climbing or technical...

If there isn't much for climbing or technical then instead of focusing on weight I'd go for pedaling efficiency and rolling resistance, and as mentioned rotating mass. Throw some skinny fast rolling...
01-11-04, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By crashing_sux

Very sexy. That bike manuals incredibly easily...

Very sexy. That bike manuals incredibly easily and just feels right.
01-10-04, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By crashing_sux

It's a double crown fork, one crown above your...

It's a double crown fork, one crown above your headseat and one below it. The confusion comes from the fact that a few (very few) people refer to them as triple clamps, one clamping point on the top...
01-10-04, 05:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,980
Posted By crashing_sux

Is that the Demo 9 Pro or DH? What size frame?

Is that the Demo 9 Pro or DH? What size frame?
01-09-04, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By crashing_sux

That's one of those annoying things tire...

That's one of those annoying things tire manufacturers do. They all know how to measure a tire, they just tweak the numbers to make their tire look good to their intended buyers.

If the tire is...
01-09-04, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,046
Posted By crashing_sux

I haven't seen definitive pricing yet but have...

I haven't seen definitive pricing yet but have heard they are going to be under $300 which sounds reasonable considering the 5th element air shocks have a retail of $249.
01-09-04, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By crashing_sux

A lot of places run a hardtail class as a budget...

A lot of places run a hardtail class as a budget class, people who don't have the cash to buy a full on DH bike can race hardtails, do well, get sponsored, then move up to full boingers.

The...
01-09-04, 01:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,980
Posted By crashing_sux

My buddy just got his small Demo 9, 48lbs even. ...

My buddy just got his small Demo 9, 48lbs even. Larger sizes will of course weigh a little more.
01-09-04, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By crashing_sux

I like the nokon cables, the IRD metawires are a...

I like the nokon cables, the IRD metawires are a copy, probably similar in performance but I did talk to a guy who has had a set of both and he felt that the Nokon's were of much higher quality.
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12-20-03, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,046
Posted By crashing_sux

Yeah, it really does make a difference, I...

Yeah, it really does make a difference, I upgraded my Enduro to the RL. I tried to upgrade to a 03 Manitou swinger but the resovoir got in the way so it wouldn't fit, I think I'm going to try the...
12-20-03, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By crashing_sux

And if you don't mind the ugly yellow sidewalls...

And if you don't mind the ugly yellow sidewalls you can I think you can still get the Alligator Gold's for around 20$, they're being discontinued (because who really wants yellow stripes on their...
12-20-03, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By crashing_sux

For a good match in wet conditions a Vertical Pro...

For a good match in wet conditions a Vertical Pro 2.3 front and a Hutchison Alligator 2.1 back work out great. You'll be amazed at what you can climb in the mud with that Alligator.
12-19-03, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By crashing_sux

Oops, I got the name wrong, It's the Conti...

Oops, I got the name wrong, It's the Conti Vertical Pro's that I like, same ones Jekyll rider mentioned. I ride in the mud and through wet roots a lot which is one of the reasons I like it so much,...
12-19-03, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By crashing_sux

Engineering is based on working with past...

Engineering is based on working with past experience. You could tell me that without building it there is no way to know a bridge will fail but I can say based on past testing with load and...
12-19-03, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,046
Posted By crashing_sux

Travel is the distance the wheel moves with the...

Travel is the distance the wheel moves with the shock fully extended to fully compressed. Stroke is the term usually used for the distance the shock moves from full extension to full compression.
...
12-19-03, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By crashing_sux

I really like to have a tire for the conditions,...

I really like to have a tire for the conditions, but for just all around riding I like the Specialized Roll-X in the rear and a Continental Survival Pro up front. There are actually a lot of tires...
12-19-03, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By crashing_sux

As allready mentioned, for the price not much...

As allready mentioned, for the price not much compares with Iron Horse right now, they just have cheap bikes that can take some abuse if you don't mind the weight. Come to think of it, their SGS...
12-16-03, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By crashing_sux

Yeah, I think you're right that XC is a long ways...

Yeah, I think you're right that XC is a long ways out, if ever. It's theoretically possible with some work that they might be able get the weight down below the weight of a conventional drivetrain...
12-16-03, 10:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,980
Posted By crashing_sux

My Specialized Enduro runs about 30lbs in...

My Specialized Enduro runs about 30lbs in hardcore XC form, currently I've set it up for the Whistler bike park so it's 34lbs.

My Nicolai Nucleon ST is a whopping 53lbs!!! I plan on swapping out...
12-16-03, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By crashing_sux

I never said or implied that you thought it was...

I never said or implied that you thought it was unreliable. I just questioned your need to be able to work on it. There are plenty of parts on a bike people don't work on themselves. A good...
12-16-03, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By crashing_sux

They did the chain on the opposite side to...

They did the chain on the opposite side to minimize height. On the current generation of Nucleon's they run the chain on the right hand side but it requires them to move everything higher up as they...
12-16-03, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By crashing_sux

For anyone who hasn't seen the other G-boxx bike...

For anyone who hasn't seen the other G-boxx bike out there, the Nucleon TFR here's a pic.

This is a seriously bullitproof bike, note how the shift cables run tight to the frame and into the...
12-16-03, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By crashing_sux

It should weigh close to what an imperial with a...

It should weigh close to what an imperial with a full 27 speed shimano setup would weigh, maybe less. Adding a Rohloff 14 speed to a regular bike adds about a pound of weight, but many parts are not...
12-16-03, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By crashing_sux

Unless you carry spare deraileurs, shifters, and...

Unless you carry spare deraileurs, shifters, and cables in your camelback it's unlikely you can fix anything on your bike related to shifting as you say, most likely what you mean is that you can get...
12-08-03, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,759
Posted By crashing_sux

I've been trying to get Mark out more but as you...

I've been trying to get Mark out more but as you mentioned, he just works too damn much. And don't blame me for the Jr. T, I warned him how bad they are before I let him use it :)
12-08-03, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By crashing_sux

Sorry to hear about your crash. How small were...

Sorry to hear about your crash. How small were the logs that you crashed on? Do you hop buy pulling both wheels up at once or pulling the front up then the rear?
12-08-03, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By crashing_sux

Nice bike. About the lower bottom brackets I was...

Nice bike. About the lower bottom brackets I was referring to your comment about race XC bikes, I think higher bottom brackets are fine for freeride bikes but personally don't like them on race...
12-08-03, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By crashing_sux

Bashguards and bunnyhops are the way to go. ...

Bashguards and bunnyhops are the way to go. Regarding higher bottom brackets, the newer freeride bikes that are coming with higher bottom brackets are due to the greater suspension travel. After...
12-08-03, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,759
Posted By crashing_sux

My mom will ground me if I get in any fights...

My mom will ground me if I get in any fights after school. Besides my point was not to argue as much as debate (fine line I know) which I think was accomplished. It always brings out the best and...
12-05-03, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,759
Posted By crashing_sux

I never said that the current air chamber was not...

I never said that the current air chamber was not made out of aluminum, I only pointed it out to mention that it will help deal with heat buildup, as will having a larger chamber by increasing air...
12-05-03, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,759
Posted By crashing_sux

The current M-1's are known as "race only" bikes...

The current M-1's are known as "race only" bikes that need to have the frames replaced every season or two or they start cracking and falling apart. People that race them don't mind because they are...
12-05-03, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By crashing_sux

This issue is over 2 years old, Specialized...

This issue is over 2 years old, Specialized issued the recall about a month after production started, only a few bikes got out and they replaced the chainstays on them.

Every manufacturer has...
12-05-03, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,759
Posted By crashing_sux

So much mis-information here. DH bikes are...

So much mis-information here. DH bikes are getting lighter all of the time, most of the top pro's are riding 34-38lb bikes, not 45lb bikes. Manitou is targeting the Evolver at 1lb less than a...
12-05-03, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,496
Posted By crashing_sux

I got a chance to pedal Tippie's demo 9 around...

I got a chance to pedal Tippie's demo 9 around and preferred the feel of it to the V-10's for the type of riding I do. The V-10 is definitely the faster race bike but I liked the fact that the demo...
12-04-03, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By crashing_sux

That sucks, must have been some sort of brain...

That sucks, must have been some sort of brain freeze. He knows how to jump well enough to drop the front end, it's easy as hell on an MX bike, you just tap the rear brake. I watched that over and...
12-01-03, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By crashing_sux

Wrong? How do you know what his objective was to...

Wrong? How do you know what his objective was to say he screwed up? It looks like he was just showing a bike he likes to ride, and mentioning the weight. If I say my DH bike weighs 48lbs does that...
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