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01-06-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,656
Posted By DogBonz

This is a great thread. I was wondering the same...

This is a great thread. I was wondering the same thing.

I was looking at these:
http://www.magura.com/en/products/disc-brakes-2011/prod/marta-sl-magnesium-10.html

And these:...
09-28-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By DogBonz

Marta Magnesium vs Formula R1 brakes

Hi guys, I'm buying new brakes and I’ve narrowed it down to the Magura Marta SL Magnesium's and the Formula R1's. I know this question may have been asked before, maybe even beaten to death, but it...
09-20-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By DogBonz

OK... So its an adjustment?

So from the videos posted, and a few others I found, it seems like that thing keeps downward pressure on the top bearings (and upward pressure on the bottom bearings). I ask because my bike dosent...
09-20-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By DogBonz

Ok, So why do I need a Star Fangled Nut & Top Cap?

Ok, so like the title says, Why do I need a Star Fangled Nut and Top Cap? Aside form covering the hole in the steerer tube and stem, that is. Do they actually do anything? Do they hold anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By DogBonz

A 2x4 a few carriage bolts and 2 bike mounts. ...

A 2x4 a few carriage bolts and 2 bike mounts. Total cost was about $25
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,480
Posted By DogBonz

OK, I'm coming into this late, but this is my...

OK, I'm coming into this late, but this is my take on the subject. Lighter wheels mean nothing if they are not of equal or greater stiffness. In theory, yes, less rotating mass means that more of...
08-04-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,677
Posted By DogBonz

Wow... this is the oldest thread that I have ever...

Wow... this is the oldest thread that I have ever seen.
08-04-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By DogBonz

Another vote for the slime tubes. They are heavy...

Another vote for the slime tubes. They are heavy (for a tube) but they seriously work. I too had problems with thorns. I had always heard of people getting flats from thorns and I never believed...
08-03-09, 09:41 PM
08-03-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,499
Posted By DogBonz

That's because the cop is too busy talking on his...

That's because the cop is too busy talking on his cell phone. Has any one ever noticed that cops are the BIGGEST violators of the no cell phone law?

On a side note; Has anyone seen the show (I...
Forum: Triathlon
08-03-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By DogBonz

I just finished my first Tri. A little advice...

I just finished my first Tri. A little advice that my friend from work gave me that has done half Iron Mans and is training for Kona; Decide what you want from your first Tri. I originally wanted...
08-03-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,417
Posted By DogBonz

{Puts on Asbestos bike shorts} Um... NO! That...

{Puts on Asbestos bike shorts} Um... NO! That doesn't mean that some folks don't find them useful, but they are far from necessary.
08-01-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By DogBonz

Why not Aluminum? For what you are looking to...

Why not Aluminum? For what you are looking to spend, you could probably get a dope AL frame.
08-01-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By DogBonz

Crank brothers all the way. They are easy to...

Crank brothers all the way. They are easy to clip into and, more importantly, out of. I have the Egg Beater SL on my road bike and the Candy's on my mountain bike. The egg beaters seem easier to...
Forum: Triathlon
08-01-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By DogBonz

Ok, so I guess I get to be the one who asks the...

Ok, so I guess I get to be the one who asks the obvious question? Are you fast enough already that a wheel upgrade will significantly improve your times? If yes, then as others have said, get a...
Forum: Triathlon
07-31-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By DogBonz

Tri Shorts... hands down. I just did my first...

Tri Shorts... hands down. I just did my first Tri and I wore the louis garneau Shark Power shorts. I was just going to wear swim trunks, but thankfully my bike guy talked me into the Tri shorts...
Forum: Triathlon
07-31-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By DogBonz

Yeah Man... If you are just starting, I would cut...

Yeah Man... If you are just starting, I would cut back on the distance and gradually increase it. Also, something that works for me (now I know that everyone's body is different) is that I always...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By DogBonz

commuting noob needs advise

Hi all,
So my new job is about 10 miles away and I want to start riding to work. Part of the ride would be on dirt fire roads. The thing is that I dont want to use either my $2500 road bike or my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By DogBonz

Thanks for the help guys. Bikeman, I will...

Thanks for the help guys.

Bikeman, I will try to adjust the calipers and hopefully that fixes things. I have no problem with more spokes, it's just that these wheels came on the bike.


...
01-28-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By DogBonz

Need New Fork Advice- Magrua Durin or Fox F100

Hi all,

So, I have decided to get my trusty steed a new fork. I ride mostly XC and have narrowed my choices down to the Magura Durin (100) or the Fox F100. Both seam to get great reviews, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By DogBonz

Also, I don't know if it matters, but I'm 187...

Also, I don't know if it matters, but I'm 187 pounds. I don't know if I may be too heavy for these wheels.

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By DogBonz

thanks all- the wheels are 2001 models. ...

thanks all-

the wheels are 2001 models. they only move at the outer most pare of the rim, about 1/8 of an inch. When I sit on the bike and someone else tries to move them they are solid and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By DogBonz

Noob Roadie Needs Help with Rolf Wheels

Hi guys,

So, I am a fairly new road bike rider and I have a question about the Rolf Vector Pro wheels that came on my bike. I bought a used Klein Quantum race. My question is, when I apply the...
01-21-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By DogBonz

What I was getting to was that on the lower-end...

What I was getting to was that on the lower-end FS bikes, the rear suspension usually compresses form the pedal stroke, wasting some of the rider's effort. Instead of that effort going to the ground...
01-21-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By DogBonz

I don't think that it does. I ride pretty much...

I don't think that it does. I ride pretty much anything and everything and ride a HT.

OP:


I just brought it up because the OP said... wait a minute... I made no sense with that comment. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By DogBonz

might be a bit brutal, but 2 pairs of visegrips. ...

might be a bit brutal, but 2 pairs of visegrips. Hold the cam side steady with one, and back off the acorn nut with the other. If it is really that tight, you may end up snapping the axle, but...
01-21-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By DogBonz

Please allow me to present the dissenting opinion...

Please allow me to present the dissenting opinion here. If you live in FL, and don’t foresee doing much down hill or all mountain, why go to a FS? Now, please do not take this the wrong way, but...
01-21-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By DogBonz

Yes, the bike might have *some* wear, but come...

Yes, the bike might have *some* wear, but come on... How much wear and tare can a 5 min, 'round the block, test ride generate? It actually may work in your favor. When I was looking for a road bike...
01-21-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,868
Posted By DogBonz

Carbon for Road- Good! Carbon for MTB- not so...

Carbon for Road- Good!
Carbon for MTB- not so much.

At least for me. I'm rough on stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,962
Posted By DogBonz

Back? I don't know. I have never experienced...

Back? I don't know. I have never experienced any issues with back pain, but my bad knee lets me know if i should be out of the saddle when climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By DogBonz

I would, butI live in the Get-tow and my bike...

I would, butI live in the Get-tow and my bike would grow legs if I left it out side of my gym.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By DogBonz

My friend runs marathons and this is his fix for...

My friend runs marathons and this is his fix for that problem.
Forum: Triathlon
01-12-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,515
Posted By DogBonz

So, let me get this straight… you swim and get...

So, let me get this straight… you swim and get the pad on your arse soaking wet. Then you bike with your still wet (and probably squishy) bum, and then you run for miles wearing your diaper? Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By DogBonz

most likely. I'm 5-11 and ride a 56 (i've been...

most likely. I'm 5-11 and ride a 56 (i've been fit).
But geometry can very, as can body proportion, but my gut feeling is that it would be too big.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-09, 12:23 PM
Forum: Triathlon
01-12-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By DogBonz

Me too. I use Crank Brother's Eggbeaters because...

Me too. I use Crank Brother's Eggbeaters because they are super easy to use. My knees like the float too. I am looking at the speedplay zeros though.
Forum: Triathlon
01-12-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,515
Posted By DogBonz

Stupid noob question... how/ where do you change shorts

Ok, so Im a total noob. I have just signed up for my first Tri, and just started training. My dumb question of the day (Im sure there will be more) is; where do you change from your swim trunks...
01-12-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By DogBonz

I use just my middle finger. seriously... it...

I use just my middle finger. seriously... it freaks people out, but that's how I roll
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,609
Posted By DogBonz

Stupid Noob Question... Watt's a watt?

Ok, so pretend that this is Roadie 101 and school me. What is a watt in relation cycling, how is it calculated, and how is it helpful to know these numbers. Now, before someone slaps me with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,800
Posted By DogBonz

Odd? maybe. but you are not alone. I like...

Odd? maybe. but you are not alone. I like riding by my self, but I most enjoy riding with one or two of my friends. That way we can realy push each other or can bust on each other or just go for...
01-08-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By DogBonz

Check out the Magura...

Check out the Magura http://www.magura.com/english/frameset/frameset.htm. They make awesome forks and many of them are available with both V-Brake and disk mounts. Some of their models are on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By DogBonz

+1 to that. I spent about 8 years in RI and...

+1 to that.

I spent about 8 years in RI and it is very bike friendly and has some great riding. The New England fall foliage is absolutely beautiful. RI also has some of the most underrated...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,155
Posted By DogBonz

Shave me legs... sorry, its just me, but I can't...

Shave me legs... sorry, its just me, but I can't do do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By DogBonz

That was my thought. Aslo, are you stretching...

That was my thought. Aslo, are you stretching pre ride? I notice that if I just jump on the bike and ride and I'm tight I get a little leg pain once in a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,018
Posted By DogBonz

That's what I do. I ride for fun, fitness, and...

That's what I do. I ride for fun, fitness, and charity rides. I don’t race, so areo is not my main priority. I can carry 100 OZ of water. Also, I can toss all of my other junk in there and it is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,494
Posted By DogBonz

Nope… Well at least I cant. I tried, but she is...

Nope… Well at least I cant. I tried, but she is a life long runner, so she runs and I bike. We have our alone time and it works out nicely. So, now we just need a swimmer and we’ll have a Tri...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,684
Posted By DogBonz

64 miles. I bought by bike and then it got cold...

64 miles. I bought by bike and then it got cold and dark... only went on 3 rides...:(

I did put about 1250 miles on the mountain bike. I say about because my computer committed suicide by...
12-30-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By DogBonz

The most comfortable bar that I have found is the...

The most comfortable bar that I have found is the TiTech Hellbent. Its minimal rise and minimal sweep. They make a few different ones, and I honestly don’t know which one I have bit it is a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By DogBonz

Setting up a Rear Wheel for a Trainer... Got a Few Questions

Hi all. I am getting an indoor trainer so that I can ride inside this winter. I have decided to get a spare rear wheel to dedicate as the trainer wheel. But I have a few questions about setting...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By DogBonz

+1 to that! I too am noob roadie. I scored...

+1 to that!

I too am noob roadie. I scored an almost new (exactly 178 miles on it according to the computer that came on it) 2001 Klein Quantum Race (full ultegra componets) from a co-worker for...
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