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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Zapcod

I will get pics this wensday. Road riding has a...

I will get pics this wensday. Road riding has a huge following, and always will. There is a splinter group that has taken the energy, the biking experience and the heart of many to the dirt trails....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Zapcod

Terk...hmmmm...I can ride better than I can...

Terk...hmmmm...I can ride better than I can spell, or atleast I think I can ;) . I thought I was all cool posting about a P1 Madone but not being able to spell TREK right makes me look like an ass...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Zapcod

Gaining fitness is not the first reason I got the...

Gaining fitness is not the first reason I got the bike, I really enjoy riding. Road riding is another way for me to be involved in the sport. Man...if I get flammed for riding a Terk I am going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Zapcod

I just got my first road bike

I am have been riding in the dirt for quite some now and I have finally got my very first road bike. I got a Project One Flying Ace 5.2 Madone SL. It is in the shop waiting for me to go in for a...
04-02-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Zapcod

Also the repair skills I will learn will help on...

Also the repair skills I will learn will help on the trail. I will be involved with more group rides that the shop does. For me this job is not about the money its more about the experience. Who...
03-31-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Zapcod

First day on the job

I now work part time at a bike shop :D :D . I work 55 hours a week as a manager in big box retail and the bike shop job is more for fun. My first day on the job consisted of learning how to unbox...
03-30-06, 10:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By Zapcod

First day on the job

I now work part time at a bike shop :D :D . I work 55 hours a week as a manager in big box retail and the bike shop job is more for fun. My first day on the job consisted of learning how to unbox...
02-25-06, 11:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By Zapcod

Lots of deer, rabbits and tree rats. But I did...

Lots of deer, rabbits and tree rats. But I did see my first copperhead in the wild from about 4 feet away though. It froze then I froze, then it slinked off in the the brush. Saw some ducks and...
01-23-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Zapcod

another vote for stans. This stuff works great

another vote for stans. This stuff works great
01-18-06, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Zapcod

Lubing fork seals

I am using a 05' Fox Talas RLC (love it love it love it). I would like to know if I were to use a lube that would not eat the seals would using that lube be a good thing to do. I am thinking that...
01-13-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,297
Posted By Zapcod

I had the wheel set made a few months after I got...

I had the wheel set made a few months after I got the Cadex in the early 90's I think. I dont think those wheels could handle the Yeti. On the Cadex you will see a Mag 21 SL-Ti. I am thinking...
01-12-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,297
Posted By Zapcod

I put my purple ano Ringle' bottle cage on my...

I put my purple ano Ringle' bottle cage on my 575. I can post a pic if you need proof. It came off my old Giant Cadex CFM3. I also had a wheelset made up with Nukeproof carbonfiber hubs and purple...
01-11-06, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By Zapcod

OMG...I have a CFM3 that is just sitting. It's...

OMG...I have a CFM3 that is just sitting. It's realy to small for me but good to see others still beign ridden. I thought that was the best bike when it came out.
01-11-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,297
Posted By Zapcod

I dig anything that says Yeti ...

I dig anything that says Yeti
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01-11-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,498
Posted By Zapcod

I turn 38 in 5 days and I still can ride better...

I turn 38 in 5 days and I still can ride better than someone twice my age. Wait...ummmmmm...ya thats right :eek: :rolleyes: :o
12-16-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 972
Posted By Zapcod

Well...I have a job that allows me to pay $60ish...

Well...I have a job that allows me to pay $60ish per month. I crashed at 35mph that left me with badly dislocated ring finger on my left hand and a torn up left shoulder. The shoulder required...
10-19-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Zapcod

I kind of had and idea of where you crashed :D ....

I kind of had and idea of where you crashed :D . The Chubb is naaaaaaasty...just like I like it. Let me know when you are ready. I have a funky job so time off is weird but we'll work something...
10-19-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,963
Posted By Zapcod

I own a 575 and climbing is all about proper bike...

I own a 575 and climbing is all about proper bike set up. Here in Missouri we dont really have any mountains to scream down. We do have lots of little hills that we go up and down. I changed the...
10-19-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Zapcod

Well...well...well...looks like us St Louis guys...

Well...well...well...looks like us St Louis guys like crashing as much as riding ;) . I am still healing from my crash 3 weeks ago. As a matter of fact I am seeing a Dr. today because something...
10-13-05, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Zapcod

I own a 575 and if you are an agressive XC rider...

I own a 575 and if you are an agressive XC rider like me then you will love it. I like to ride fast no matter what the tail looks like. I put on a Fox Talas RLC fork and the ride rocks. Just point...
09-30-05, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Zapcod

I got up after I figured out all my parts were...

I got up after I figured out all my parts were working (except the finger) and moved the tree out of the way. I wish the tree was 3 inches because on a bike with almost 6 inches of travel that would...
09-30-05, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Zapcod

I have to stay off the bike for at least 2 weeks...

I have to stay off the bike for at least 2 weeks for the tendons in the finger to tighen back up again. The helmet is fine, no dings or other signs of damage. The down hill is not really steep but...
09-29-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Zapcod

Crash...and it's my fault too :)

About 4 or 5 days ago I was doing my normal 9 mile loop at Lost Valley. I do the loop 2 or 3 times depending on how much time I have. The loop is pretty tame and I usually ride each loop in about 45...
09-19-05, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Zapcod

I have the 05 Talas RLC on an 05 Yeti 575 and I...

I have the 05 Talas RLC on an 05 Yeti 575 and I think its outstanding. I weigh 215 and ride as fast as I can over roots and rocks. After finding the "Right" amount of air to use I have had no...
09-11-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Zapcod

I didnt know about the flat tire till about noon...

I didnt know about the flat tire till about noon so a 4 hr round trip spending $50 in gas was not something I wasnt about to do.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=39814&stc=1...
09-11-05, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Zapcod

Weekend camping trip

I just got back from a 3 day camping trip on the Red Bluffs in Missouri. Its about a 2 hour drive from where we live. We got there late Friday night and while making camp I was making plans for a...
09-09-05, 05:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,097
Posted By Zapcod

I would be more worried about those weird fuzzy...

I would be more worried about those weird fuzzy horse things...good thing there is a fence. I never see female riders where I ride, just lots of guys. I guess Missouri just doesnt have many ladies...
09-07-05, 11:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,570
Posted By Zapcod

[QUOTE=Maelstrom]Not me. Definately canadian. We...

[QUOTE=Maelstrom]Not me. Definately canadian. We just don't re-spell everything phonetically. :D :p[QUOTE=Maelstrom]


Note to self...No Brits in British Columbia but there are Canadanians. ...
09-07-05, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,570
Posted By Zapcod

:eek: :rolleyes: :D Are there Brits in BC ;)

:eek: :rolleyes: :D Are there Brits in BC ;)
09-07-05, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,570
Posted By Zapcod

:roflmao: :lol: :roflmao: Thats a very very...

:roflmao: :lol: :roflmao: Thats a very very funny statement....Freaking canadians...(and I mean that with the utmost respect)...that hit me funny I guess :D
09-02-05, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Zapcod

If your old parts will fit on the Yeti then get...

If your old parts will fit on the Yeti then get the frame and change over the parts.
09-02-05, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Zapcod

Ok...If you buy the 575 frame and take the parts...

Ok...If you buy the 575 frame and take the parts off your old bike you have to think of will the parts fit or not. Is the seat post the same size, is the steerer tube the same size, is the front...
09-01-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Zapcod

save your money...ride what you have...buy the...

save your money...ride what you have...buy the Yeti when you have enough saved. It took me 10 years to get into a Yeti.
08-31-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

I used to tie my own flies between age 8 and 12. ...

I used to tie my own flies between age 8 and 12. They looked great and they worked very well. I had ordered the new wheel that was offered in option 3 and now I think I'll get all the tools I need...
08-31-05, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

I thought that wheel building was an art. Sure I...

I thought that wheel building was an art. Sure I could buy all the necessary tools and books but still not build a lasting wheel that will perform as good as buying a handmade wheel from a pro. ...
08-30-05, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

I have decided to go with the new wheel, pay the...

I have decided to go with the new wheel, pay the $65us and get the old wheel rebuild using better spokes. Its nice to have 2 wheels instead of 1...just in case...
08-30-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By Zapcod

I have the very same one and I have no problems...

I have the very same one and I have no problems with scratching or anything. Very good rack and worth the money.
08-30-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

I got to talk to Full Cycles today and this is...

I got to talk to Full Cycles today and this is what they said. They gave me four choices and their willingness to help me is outstanding.
Option 1- Rebuild the wheel using 2mm stainless steel...
08-29-05, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 995
Posted By Zapcod

I came off a carbon fiber ht to a 7000 series...

I came off a carbon fiber ht to a 7000 series alumnium(did I spell that right?) Yeti 575 with almost 6 inches of squish.... :D :D :love: :love: ...after a ride it takes hours to stop grinning :p
08-29-05, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

I will call Full Cycles the place where I bought...

I will call Full Cycles the place where I bought it tommrow and see what they say. This is a good lesson of needing a back up bike or a back up set of wheels so I dont miss any riding...but I dont...
08-29-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

very good point, proper riding posture over...

very good point, proper riding posture over various trail conditions is a must. I have been riding a Yeti 575...this bike has almost 6 inches of travle. I do not believe that I am riding hard...
08-29-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Zapcod

spokes breaking

the rim I have is a Mavic disc 317. The hub is a Deore hub. I dont know what the spokes are but within the last 2 rides I have broken 2 spokes. The break is happening at the head of the spoke. ...
08-26-05, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,264
Posted By Zapcod

would it be bad to bump all these threads one...

would it be bad to bump all these threads one right after the other :D :rolleyes: :eek:
08-22-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,632
Posted By Zapcod

I saw my first copperhead in the wild...

I saw my first copperhead in the wild today...does that count??
08-22-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,350
Posted By Zapcod

Whew... The front fender in muddy...

Whew...



The front fender in muddy conditions is a good idea but otherwise not really needed.
08-21-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By Zapcod

I have a 3 part plan for energy and hydration: ...

I have a 3 part plan for energy and hydration:

Step 1 - Good night sleep and a low fat diet
Step 2 - Before and during the ride I drink water
Step 3 - Right after ride my recovery includes...
08-20-05, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Zapcod

I have been living around my job and not living...

I have been living around my job and not living around my life, that is why I decided to get back into sport of mountain biking. I have been drooling over Yetis for the last 10 years and when I...
08-20-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Zapcod

I havent heard of Matson...

I havent heard of Matson http://www.saintcharlescounty.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=1711 but I will find it and give it a try. Soon I will be going to Castle Woods and then to Chubb, not in the...
08-19-05, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Zapcod

ok I'll bite...Platform pedals have no mechanism...

ok I'll bite...Platform pedals have no mechanism for holding your feet to the pedal. If you put some kind of strap and toe cage assembly on platform pedals, it's called (I think :)) toe clips. ...
08-19-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Zapcod

One month later

About a month ago I had received in the mail my new ride. These are my riding impressions up until now.
After 5 years off from riding(broken collar bone and a new time consuming job) I got a Yeti...
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