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Posted By btadlock

There is a guy here in the front range section of...

There is a guy here in the front range section of Colorado, hardcore mtbiker with only one leg. Definitely requires a second look when you see him on the trails. He is super strong, he has a gool to...
04-12-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,585
Posted By btadlock

Broken collarbone seperated shoulder ...

Broken collarbone
seperated shoulder
Dislocated shoulder x3
10 stiches on knee
Broken Arm
Scars on all shoulders, elbows, both hip and knees.

I must not be very good at this mtb thing. :-)
03-29-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By btadlock

Ok, I will be the first to admit it....I would...

Ok, I will be the first to admit it....I would not ride it, maybe 20 years ago, but not anymore.

The portal trail and the trail in the vid, maybe, but no on the first picture.
03-24-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,362
Posted By btadlock

Given that I may be a bit older than you guys,...

Given that I may be a bit older than you guys, this was the bike I was all about as a kid.
I actually got one used when I was about 9, the front ring was too small, you pedaled like crazy, not...
03-22-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By btadlock

I just got my FS, plan on keeping the HT for a...

I just got my FS, plan on keeping the HT for a primarily a backup, I am sure that I will get it out from time to time, not sure what will determine when/where I ride it.
03-21-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By btadlock

What model do they offer a 25in frame in? I have...

What model do they offer a 25in frame in? I have the 23in Iguana, I thought that was the largest frame they offerred.
but then I am just a small guy, 6'5". 245 :D
03-20-06, 08:45 PM
03-19-06, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By btadlock

interested in a set of barely used Python...

interested in a set of barely used Python airlights? only 12 miles on them! :D
03-18-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By btadlock

Hutchinson tires, although I am not a fan at all,...

Hutchinson tires, although I am not a fan at all, not in the least, never had an issue with them having repeated flats.
I have run a couple sets of Hutchinsons, never had a flat with the Mosquitos,...
03-18-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,837
Posted By btadlock

I have an '03 iguana, which was the same frame as...

I have an '03 iguana, which was the same frame as the Rainer back in '03. I have really been pleased with the bike, and the components that I upgraded, (fork, crank and chain ring, rear wheel), might...
03-18-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By btadlock

Good qoute, not familiar with Scott Martin, who...

Good qoute, not familiar with Scott Martin, who is he?
03-16-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By btadlock

I ride with a guy who has the same opinion, when...

I ride with a guy who has the same opinion, when he had a set on his Fisher, we could ride the same obstacle, he would spin out, lose traction and have to put a foot down, but I could clear it w/o...
03-16-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By btadlock

It is possible to put a suspension fork on a...

It is possible to put a suspension fork on a older non-suspenion bike, but the statements made are ture:

A. It was not designed for suspension - True.
this does not mean that you can not add a...
03-15-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By btadlock

I was a long time user IRC Mythos, front and back...

I was a long time user IRC Mythos, front and back spefic tires, and pretty pleased with how they perform on all surfaces here in CO, but on the new bike I have the Panaracer Smoke and Dart set, so...
03-13-06, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By btadlock

KonaWorld 24 hour ride in Colorado

Check this out:

http://sleeplessinthesaddleusa.com/home/index.php

24 hour race a bit closer to home than Moab, and the entry fees are quite a bit cheaper too.

Sept 9/10, could end up with...
03-13-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,537
Posted By btadlock

Thin skinned? No, not really, just not willing to...

Thin skinned? No, not really, just not willing to tolerate your unsubstantiated claims regarding the topic.
If you had fact based or experience based comments or observations, that would be one...
03-10-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,537
Posted By btadlock

I guess you just had to live up to your user...

I guess you just had to live up to your user title...... ignorant XC snob.

Why are they cheap? certainly not based upon the cost of some of thier products.
But wait, are you just going to tell me...
03-10-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,537
Posted By btadlock

Well, I upgraded my Manitou six sport,...

Well, I upgraded my Manitou six sport, (admittedly it sucked), to a Manitou Black Super Air, and was really pleased with it.

I run my Manitou at about %75 of my weight.
03-09-06, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By btadlock

Arrgh, Weather

Man, I had become really spoiled, the weather here in Colorado the last few weeks has been great, melted almost the snow, and the trails were bone dry with the exception of some of the low spots....
03-09-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By btadlock

+2

+2
03-09-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By btadlock

I have a set of each, and the eggbeaters are...

I have a set of each, and the eggbeaters are easier to get in, as it gives you 4 planes to engage, while the platforms on the candy's limit you to only two planes. Not really noticeable.

The...
03-05-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 993
Posted By btadlock

Here in Colorado, Trail closed means trail...

Here in Colorado, Trail closed means trail closed, no use or access of any kind, horse, mtn bike or hike.
They would have been guilty of tresspass.
The sign did not say, "trail closed to bikes"...
03-04-06, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By btadlock

X2

X2
03-04-06, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By btadlock

That is exactly what my low tech, inner tube...

That is exactly what my low tech, inner tube solution is based upon. I saw a similiar product and thought, "Hey, I can make that out of an old inner tube!" I only had to invest 0.69 in a bottle of...
03-04-06, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By btadlock

I am a bit confused, maybe you can help me...

I am a bit confused, maybe you can help me understand.
I have the Hayes mech MX ones, had them for the 3 seasons, 2100 miles.

What screw are you talking about? what is its function?
Perhaps mine...
03-04-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By btadlock

I go for a simple solution, I cut pieces of an...

I go for a simple solution, I cut pieces of an old inner tube, in either circles or ovals and use rubber cement and glue them in place. The rubber cement does not damange the paint, and can be peeled...
03-04-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 862
Posted By btadlock

I was a serious road biker in Florida, rode with...

I was a serious road biker in Florida, rode with great group of guys. They came out to Crested Butte Co each summer for two weeks of mtn biking, in 1990, I scraped some cash and bought a used '88...
03-04-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By btadlock

I am interested because I just picked it up in...

I am interested because I just picked it up in Jan, got a greal deal on the last '05 that Perforrmance had.
I was just wondering what type of suspension it was, since it was labeled Specialized, I...
03-03-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By btadlock

The Dept. Store bike got me thinking....

Kinda the other end of the spectrum....

Since mtn biking is the reason I moved to CO, all of people in my circle of friends know that I ride, and a couple of them asked me for some advice into...
03-03-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By btadlock

X2

X2
03-03-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By btadlock

What type of rear suspension is this?

On the NRS attached, is says that the rear suspension is a Specialized FSR, but isn't there a more specific lable for this suspension design? I know that there are 4 main design types, Horst link,...
03-03-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,988
Posted By btadlock

"Just because you been doing something for 16...

"Just because you been doing something for 16 years does not make it any more correct."

How about this, I have been doing somthing for 16 years without any issues that have forced me to change...
03-02-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,988
Posted By btadlock

So, please, tell me why? I have been riding...

So, please, tell me why?

I have been riding mtn bikes since 1990, with over 2500 trail miles in Colorado, and I can't imagine not using the rear brake any less, nor the front any more than I do...
03-02-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By btadlock

For the original poster, good for you, glad that...

For the original poster, good for you, glad that you found a bike that has inspired you to move forward into the sport, but having looked at the bikes that were available at Galyans, now Dicks, they...
03-02-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,988
Posted By btadlock

Well, my first reaction was, "how can you ride...

Well, my first reaction was, "how can you ride XC, with any level of control, without a rear brake?"
But, it appears at least a couple of responders ride that way, given my riding style and trails,...
03-01-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By btadlock

If I had 2k to burn, I would certainly go for the...

If I had 2k to burn, I would certainly go for the Santa Cruz. I am 6"5", currently 250lbs, (normal season weight is 235-240), and was saving up for a Heckler, but came across a great deal on the 05...
03-01-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By btadlock

Those things always looked a bit sketchy to me,...

Those things always looked a bit sketchy to me, and most of the ones that I have seen in use, the bike was swinging wildly on the back of the car. Perhaps they weren't being used correctly.
I have...
03-01-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,971
Posted By btadlock

Stingy, not online every, and don't check the...

Stingy,
not online every, and don't check the forum each day that I can. But, you post caught my eye today, cause I am 6'5" 250lbs.
I would have reccommeded you going with the 23in frames as well,...
02-28-06, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,022
Posted By btadlock

I'm in! I can break out my '88 Raliegh Chill,...

I'm in! I can break out my '88 Raliegh Chill, complete with rear U brake!

If I recall, the SM1000 that I was coveting was for sale for $1099.00 at some point during the year.
I have a couple of...
02-27-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,022
Posted By btadlock

Peperoni Forks! the decal kit I bought when I...

Peperoni Forks! the decal kit I bought when I re-painted my '88 road bike came with the peperoni fork decals, they are still on the forks of my road bike! :-)

Back in the day, I was a huge C'dale...
02-27-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By btadlock

check out the prices here, Supergo used to have...

check out the prices here, Supergo used to have the best pricing, but they are no longer
.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/sub_cat.cfm?subcategory_id=3050

I only test rode them, that was the...
02-27-06, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,236
Posted By btadlock

Great Pictures. '06 will be my 5th season in...

Great Pictures.
'06 will be my 5th season in CO, and I am on 3.5 hour from Moab, and I WILL go this year!!!
no excuses, just not exactly a destination for a family vacation, as the rest of the...
02-25-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By btadlock

that sounds like a good idea, sorry I don't have...

that sounds like a good idea, sorry I don't have any experience with using shrink wrap for that issue, but I have used the low tech approach, to quiet and protect the paint on my '03 Giant, I cut...
02-24-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By btadlock

X2

X2
02-23-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 864
Posted By btadlock

BCBike, good to hear that you are feeling better,...

BCBike, good to hear that you are feeling better, glad that you did not break your nose.
Any level of brain injury will have a lasting effect, maybe not anything that you can notice now, and perhaps...
02-23-06, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By btadlock

I picked up my '05 on 1/21/06, the last NRS and...

I picked up my '05 on 1/21/06, the last NRS and the last Giant that the Performance in Lakeland CO had.
Apparently Giant has severed their relationship with Perfromance, the guy are Performance said...
02-22-06, 10:42 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,123
Posted By btadlock

Bike karma, it will come back to get you. I...

Bike karma, it will come back to get you.
I always slow/stop to make sure that they are ok, I have given tubes, use of my tools and my time.
Sorry for your experience.
02-22-06, 10:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,118
Posted By btadlock

Elk, Deer, fox, coyote. Startled a bull elk...

Elk, Deer, fox, coyote.
Startled a bull elk once coming around a curve, downhill with some speed, his first move was to lower his antlers and step into the trail, then he bolted off into the woods,...
02-22-06, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By btadlock

And by no concern for quality I mean like *****ty...

And by no concern for quality I mean like *****ty stuff.[/QUOTE]



Dude, I all about a bargin, I don't know of anyone who goes as cheap as I have in the past, but that comment is cause for...
02-22-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By btadlock

I have been running bar ends since '91, 3 flat...

I have been running bar ends since '91, 3 flat bars and 2 risers, the last three bikes, I had them put on before I left the shop. Won't ride with out them, I run the larger Profile Boxxers, and spend...
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