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04-08-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Johnyonics

Test ride all those major brands you mentioned...

Test ride all those major brands you mentioned and see if one satnds out over the others.

Also LBS attitude and service is a major factor in my decision making.

That said I just bought a new...
04-08-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Johnyonics

I could have done the work myself, I have in the...

I could have done the work myself, I have in the past but was pressed for time last month and also liked supporting the shop. They've been good to me in the past.

I didn't go in person for the...
04-08-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Johnyonics

Somewhat noob to the forum (mostly lurker coming...

Somewhat noob to the forum (mostly lurker coming out hiding) but here goes-

Geometry will be different with each maker so make sure you know the bike you buy is the best fit. Almost all bikes in...
04-08-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Johnyonics

Service complaint- whaddya think

Below is my letter to the owner/manager of the LBS i have been using for three years. The story is in the complaint so I wont bore you anymore as it is a long post- sorry.

What do you think, too...
03-23-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By Johnyonics

Woohoo, back on the trails with new bike

After a nearly two year hiatus I am back on the trails. I scored a 08 Kona Cinder Cone for $599 at a LBS. I was also able to clean up and pass on my trusty old steed to a friend who is getting into...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Johnyonics

I don't have any specific search words but have...

I don't have any specific search words but have some other thoughts. I am currently looking into commuting in the near future and have been searching threads for bike reviews as well.

From your...
07-12-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,789
Posted By Johnyonics

Machine

Machine
06-14-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Johnyonics

Did you go to his link and contact us page- I...

Did you go to his link and contact us page- I noticed after I posted. Not that it would have done any good, I know nothing about WA.
06-14-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Johnyonics

Sorry I don't know much about their sizing so I...

Sorry I don't know much about their sizing so I can't recommend anything and I'm guessing the majority of the responses are going to be along the lines of-
"If you don't know what size to buy, don't...
06-14-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Johnyonics

If you can afford it and you like it, hey I'm all...

If you can afford it and you like it, hey I'm all for it. If you don't need to "upgrade" and are satisfied with the performance than why spend more? A more comfortable ride could be viewed as an...
06-14-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Johnyonics

Definitely go to some local shops and ask around....

Definitely go to some local shops and ask around. A lot of state parks, or county parks near metro areas have bike trails. this is true of Ohio and Minnesota at least.
06-14-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,019
Posted By Johnyonics

About a third of the time I ride solo. And when I...

About a third of the time I ride solo. And when I do I am on trails that are at a well traveled state park. Someone would find me within 30 minutes if I went down that hard. So, no I don't really...
06-13-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By Johnyonics

I'm no expert here, but I'll throw a comment your...

I'm no expert here, but I'll throw a comment your way. The Amasa does have a slightly better or better component package (depends who you ask when comparing Shimano to Sram)
SX-5 level is meant to...
06-13-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Johnyonics

Quickly!- please delate this post so I can bid on...

Quickly!- please delate this post so I can bid on the bike and not have it sniped from me by some one on the forum.:D
06-13-07, 11:22 AM
05-25-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Johnyonics

Ditto, most of my friends are in the same boat...

Ditto, most of my friends are in the same boat and of the same attitude as myself. We love riding together.

This is great- every Tuesday when we ride the local trail a group also has a tues...
05-25-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Johnyonics

I plan on it.

I plan on it.
05-25-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Johnyonics

Great, not only are my ends wrong I have a flat...

Great, not only are my ends wrong I have a flat bar. I think I ride XC, but don't like spandex lycra monkey suits, I have don't know what to call myself and my hanldebars scream "hey I don't fit...
05-25-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Johnyonics

Well that and duct tape, they can fix anything. ...

Well that and duct tape, they can fix anything.
If it moves and its not supposed to, use the duct tape; if it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40.
Duct tape is like The Force- it has a good...
05-25-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Johnyonics

Bar-ends 86'd???

I recently returned to biking after about a 6 six year lay-off and have noticed bar ends seem to be thing off the past. Now the question is what happened? I still use mine on longer climbs and enjoy...
05-25-07, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Johnyonics

HHUUHH?!?! Saddles are supposed to comfortable...

HHUUHH?!?! Saddles are supposed to comfortable and absorb some shock?
Actually now that I have been reading here a little while I will definetly put some money (and research) into my next bikes...
05-25-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,066
Posted By Johnyonics

I came very close to running over a black snake...

I came very close to running over a black snake (aka rat snake)this week. Came around a bend in the trail and there he was sunning himself on the trail- although very little sun was getting thru the...
05-13-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Johnyonics

The Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Maintenance.

The Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Maintenance.
Forum: Introductions
05-07-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Johnyonics

Welcom to the forum. "Whiskytangofoxtrot"- I'm...

Welcom to the forum.
"Whiskytangofoxtrot"- I'm having flashbacks. My old coworkers and I used to use that same type of speak to describe people and situations right in front of them and they had no...
Forum: Introductions
05-02-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Johnyonics

Welcom from an eastide noob here. I just posted...

Welcom from an eastide noob here. I just posted my intro yesterday. I live in Batavia, work in amelia near the 275 exit. I ride mountain only for now, would like a road bike in the future. So far I...
05-02-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Johnyonics

I helped a friend do this awhile back. He had...

I helped a friend do this awhile back. He had very nice fiberglass colormatched cover. It may make you cringe, my friend almost cried while doing this but loved the results. He bought two fork mounts...
05-01-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Johnyonics

Thanks for all the 'welcomes'.

Thanks for all the 'welcomes'.
Forum: Introductions
05-01-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Johnyonics

I had to go look to see what the sticker said....

I had to go look to see what the sticker said. The sticker on one side is completely gone, the other barely says Elevation 1000

So ther it is Miyata Elevation 1000, front triangle Aluminum, rear...
05-01-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Johnyonics

Admittedly not an expert here, but I'll throw...

Admittedly not an expert here, but I'll throw this out there FWIW. I've been checkin out the newer bikes lately and noticed the cyclocross bikes have carbon forks. If thats any indication I would...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Johnyonics

Oh I forgot that- I ride a mid 90's Miyata...

Oh I forgot that- I ride a mid 90's Miyata Elevation mtb that I've upgraded along the way. Mostly STX-RC and LX components.
05-01-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Johnyonics

Forum noob

Hi all,
I intro'd myself in the main area but since most of my time will be spent here I wanted to say 'Hey' here as well. I got back into riding last fall after a six year lay-off. I live in the...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Johnyonics

Forum newbie, riding novice

I've been lurking for a month or so now and decided it was time to join the fun and introduce myself. I'm John from the Cincinnati area, and just got back in to biking last fall. Mostly xc mountain...
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