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03-07-05, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By headn4thehills

Check the rotor for warpage and also make sure...

Check the rotor for warpage and also make sure its good and flush against your hub. If its not flush with the hub, it will wobble like a bent rim and v-brakes.
02-21-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By headn4thehills

I purchased my click type torque wrench last year...

I purchased my click type torque wrench last year from sears and it ran about $60 bucks. 3 weeks ago when I was in there it was still the same price. I have used it several times on both bikes and...
02-20-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By headn4thehills

Specialized enduro and Bell Influx. The enduro...

Specialized enduro and Bell Influx. The enduro was getting old and the shell was peeling away, so I went after a new lid. I wanted a giro, but was unable to find one that fit my dome. The...
02-20-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By headn4thehills

Ive never had any of the plastic taste in any of...

Ive never had any of the plastic taste in any of my specialized water bottles. the cheap xmart ones were terrible. I use a hydration pack more now, but still never noticed the bad taste in the...
02-20-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,883
Posted By headn4thehills

I picked mine up during the tour last year and...

I picked mine up during the tour last year and have only taken it off when wrenching on the car or truck. Ive been fortunate to not have gone through cancer issues like many of you have, but still...
02-20-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,584
Posted By headn4thehills

lets hope he doesnt impale himself on the bar...

lets hope he doesnt impale himself on the bar trying to slide the grips back on.
What will the next post be? Why is it when i get in the car and try to put it in gear, the right turn signal...
11-10-04, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By headn4thehills

If you buy the 03, you have plenty of cash to...

If you buy the 03, you have plenty of cash to upgrade to disc brakes and stay in your 1K range. Was the fork on the 05 more suitable to your needs? Its your hard earned cash. Only you can decide...
08-30-04, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By headn4thehills

go to specialized.com and enter the canadian...

go to specialized.com and enter the canadian portion of the site. you may also find a dealer locator in there and go see what the prices are in the local shops. The prices they quote are retail...
08-11-04, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By headn4thehills

I never noticed any difference when i switched...

I never noticed any difference when i switched from roll-x to the xc pro's. Traction is a hell of alot better, but as far as resistance goes, I noticed no difference.
08-05-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By headn4thehills

SPD is easy like mentioned above. You can get...

SPD is easy like mentioned above. You can get the 520 pedals in your budget. If you look around, you may also find the 540 for close to $60. Try and avoid the 505 or 515 if you can. They can be...
08-01-04, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By headn4thehills

I have an 02 hardrock that I put a 100 mm fork...

I have an 02 hardrock that I put a 100 mm fork on. It came with a cheapo 63mm suntour. My old mechanic did the work for me and it has worked great. It did make the front end a bit light on the...
07-24-04, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By headn4thehills

unless you have an air compressor on your bike,...

unless you have an air compressor on your bike, there isnt a miracle valve to inflate and deflate an air fork. there is a new invention called a pump. You might have heard of them before. Its not...
07-22-04, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By headn4thehills

no, its a mtn bike.

no, its a mtn bike.
07-22-04, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By headn4thehills

need some saddle help

Im on my second body geometry saddle and the thing is killing my sit bone. The original that came on my 03 SJ was tollerable, but broke and was replaced by my lbs at no charge. I CANNOT get this...
07-22-04, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,824
Posted By headn4thehills

If you continue to have problems, go to an auto...

If you continue to have problems, go to an auto body supply/ paint store. They will have something that will work for you. We used to use naval jelly, but im not sure if it even exists as its...
07-11-04, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By headn4thehills

Thanks for the response Retro. Yes, there is...

Thanks for the response Retro. Yes, there is another tooth 180 degrees that is the same. Its behind the crank arm, so I never noticed it. They are strong arm 2 cranks on a specialized bike. ...
07-11-04, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By headn4thehills

1/2 broken chainring tooth

My inside chainring has a half broken tooth on it. It almost looks as if it was a defect from the factory that never got caught, but it hasnt created any problems as of yet. My question is to you...
06-28-04, 02:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,396
Posted By headn4thehills

another vote for tri-flow. LBS recommended it. ...

another vote for tri-flow. LBS recommended it. It has worked great so far.
06-25-04, 10:53 PM
04-18-04, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By headn4thehills

Jenson USA had the 120 tpi fire xc pros for 22...

Jenson USA had the 120 tpi fire xc pros for 22 buck recently. not sure if they are still that price, but i bought some and love them. They are a definate improvement over the stock specialized...
04-16-04, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By headn4thehills

I have a camelbak lobo, and mule. love them...

I have a camelbak lobo, and mule. love them both. I use the lobo on the shorter rides as it only has a 70 oz bladder, and the mule on the longer rides with the 100 oz bladder and more storage...
04-05-04, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By headn4thehills

I started out with a hardrock and its still...

I started out with a hardrock and its still working well. My daughter and girlfriend ride it as i stepped up to full suspension. Its a good bike, but the one for you to buy is the one that feels...
03-23-04, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By headn4thehills

US 6 is the best route, but be careful. the...

US 6 is the best route, but be careful. the people who drive the canyon are idiots. Its utahs deadliest road. I travel it daily. Watch your speed as well. The highway patrol has been working...
03-16-04, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By headn4thehills

Talk to your craftsman salesperson and see if...

Talk to your craftsman salesperson and see if they can get you an inch pound torque wrench. Craftsman does make them. I have one and it only ran about $50. I bought it specifically for the bike...
03-15-04, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,345
Posted By headn4thehills

I have not run hydros, so i cant speak for their...

I have not run hydros, so i cant speak for their performance, but have the avids and love them. They grip alot better then rim brakes and I have never had a problem. I too ran full length cable...
03-01-04, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By headn4thehills

Once you get the clips on the shoes worn in a...

Once you get the clips on the shoes worn in a bit, they will feel alot better. I have the 505's and 515's, and bother were sticky at first. Now that the cleats are worn a bit, im ready to tighten...
Forum: BMX
02-23-04, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By headn4thehills

BMX for dummies

Im looking for a beginner bike for a 9 yr old. He is my girlfriends son and wants a street bike bad. I guess he wants the pegs and all to tote his buddies around on the back, but he likes jumping...
02-23-04, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By headn4thehills

I have the Crank Brothers multi 17 as well and...

I have the Crank Brothers multi 17 as well and really like it. Its small and light. The chain breakers is a bit akward to use, but it does the trick. I believe I payed $15 for it at a lbs.
02-23-04, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By headn4thehills

Hillyman. As a truck driver, its a general rule...

Hillyman. As a truck driver, its a general rule of thumb among drivers to give as much room as possible. It doesnt matter if its a pedestrian or motor vehicle, its an unwritten rule we practice to...
02-23-04, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By headn4thehills

I just tried the site as well and got the network...

I just tried the site as well and got the network solutions page also. Perhaps they are having problems or have not renewed the domain. I was browsing their site yesterday morning and it worked...
02-02-04, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,780
Posted By headn4thehills

bars on windows, steel door frame or reinforce it...

bars on windows, steel door frame or reinforce it for a dead bolt, unplug your auto door opener when your not home (if you can) or a pitbull should work nicely. I personally store mine in a spare...
02-02-04, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By headn4thehills

you may want to look at stans no tubes rather...

you may want to look at stans no tubes rather than heavier tubes. they are heavy and really increase your rolling resistance. A buddy of mine had them and couldnt believe the difference in goin...
01-26-04, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By headn4thehills

The discomfort of a chin strap outweighs the...

The discomfort of a chin strap outweighs the vegative state one could be in due to a head injury. A good helmet isnt that uncomfortable. As suggested above, specialized and giro are very popular...
01-26-04, 05:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,722
Posted By headn4thehills

It seems the worst drivers described deal with...

It seems the worst drivers described deal with the geographical locations were in. Where there are more cars, or trucks, suv's, or pickups, we all complain. Lets look at advertising for a minute....
01-17-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By headn4thehills

you could look into a spare wheel setup for just...

you could look into a spare wheel setup for just the rear that you could use. you could just get a cheap one for training. you might also consider another bike. you can get a an old rigid for...
01-09-04, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By headn4thehills

I bought the Flak Jackets when I converted to...

I bought the Flak Jackets when I converted to avids and have had no problem. The only advice I received was to run them full length with no breaks in the housing so you dont have to worry about...
11-11-03, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By headn4thehills

have to agree with buzzbomb on the 1upusa...

have to agree with buzzbomb on the 1upusa trainer. I looked at several. Talked to several shops about fluid trainers and found them to have a few problems i didnt want to deal with. I have been...
11-02-03, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,152
Posted By headn4thehills

Simply huge, Some of the components are...

Simply huge, Some of the components are downgraded from the 03 comp. Thats what I was making the comparison to. The shifters are deore and the rear derailleur is an XT. Both are still good. ...
10-31-03, 07:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,152
Posted By headn4thehills

If you can find the 04 elite disk, test ride it...

If you can find the 04 elite disk, test ride it first and make sure its what your lookin for. the thing to consider is its a new geometry that hasnt been around as long as the previous design and...
10-30-03, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,152
Posted By headn4thehills

The epic is strictly an XC bike. It wont handle...

The epic is strictly an XC bike. It wont handle the larger hits like a stumpy fsr will, but its still a nice bike. If you plan on racing, you can race a stumpy. It may not be the ideal bike,...
09-20-03, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By headn4thehills

keep an eye on sears. I picked one up for $65...

keep an eye on sears. I picked one up for $65 and it works well. if you need one that will work with hex and torx. you can pick those up in socket form as well. you cant beat the lifetime...
09-07-03, 05:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,895
Posted By headn4thehills

your trouble with cars is shared by all of us in...

your trouble with cars is shared by all of us in the cycling world im sure. I travel some heavily cycled roads daily and they are quite narrow. I see how ignorant motorists can be by passing...
09-07-03, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By headn4thehills

look around at some of the online stores and im...

look around at some of the online stores and im sure you will find something under $100 bucks. Deore disc hubs and rhino lite or a mavic 221 rim fit your price range. They wont be the feather...
09-01-03, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,355
Posted By headn4thehills

We had all better complain about fuel costs. ...

We had all better complain about fuel costs. Riding a bike, or driving a hybrid automobile, we all suffer the increased cost of fuels. Every time you go to the store, you are absorbing the fuel...
08-20-03, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,191
Posted By headn4thehills

I find it kind of odd that were criticizing other...

I find it kind of odd that were criticizing other peoples pleasures. When they try to close trails stating were tearing up the terrain and killing the vegetation, we get rather defensive and fight...
08-16-03, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By headn4thehills

Full suspension is really a personal preference. ...

Full suspension is really a personal preference. It will hold the ground a bit better as it absorbs the trail rather then bouncing over it. It will also reduce the amount of shock you take to...
08-10-03, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,957
Posted By headn4thehills

vinegar works well on lime dust. I haul the...

vinegar works well on lime dust. I haul the stuff for a living and vinegar is what we use to clean it off our tractors and trailers. Limeaway works well too, but its a bit too corrosive, so give...
08-08-03, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By headn4thehills

go to rock shox website. they have manuals you...

go to rock shox website. they have manuals you can download there. I did it for my duke. they were easy to follow for a rebuild.
07-31-03, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By headn4thehills

I also like the primal wear for the same reasons...

I also like the primal wear for the same reasons listed above. wild color schemes get noticed. behindthebars.com has some pretty good prices on them.
07-26-03, 01:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,303
Posted By headn4thehills

if you need to change hubs and all, you may want...

if you need to change hubs and all, you may want to consider a package deal on new wheels and disks. wheelworld.com has a deal for $299. you get mavic 223 rims with shimano deore disc hubs and...
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