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07-01-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By gbg

Just bring a CO2 inflater, they work great, just...

Just bring a CO2 inflater, they work great, just don't freeze your fingers.
06-21-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,730
Posted By gbg

I had some nimbus's on this bike for a little...

I had some nimbus's on this bike for a little more speed on the pavement, but it now has 2.1 Maxxis crossmark's.
The nimbus' are on the commuter.
I just took a big spill going around a corner ON...
06-09-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By gbg

I only use true UST rims with a UST tire and no...

I only use true UST rims with a UST tire and no sealant. I've heard some sealants are corrosive and can really damage expensive rims.
Some of the manufacturers are changing their recipe to be more...
04-30-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By gbg

I think you will also find you would loose more...

I think you will also find you would loose more weight going hard and not eating than going slow and eating.

I think the EATING is a key factor here.
04-29-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By gbg

I think your number of samples is woefully...

I think your number of samples is woefully inadequate.

Was your scale recalibrated before each weigh in?
Did you measure your liquid level in both bottles.
Were the temp/humidity/wind conditions...
04-29-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,568
Posted By gbg

It's pretty easy. I built my first around...

It's pretty easy. I built my first around 2002-2003. Never did it before, I didn't even know how to lace a wheel,
but I wore thru my brake surfaces so I needed new wheels and I am cheap.

I...
04-27-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By gbg

The only time I bled hydraulic brakes were ...

The only time I bled hydraulic brakes were

1) When I moved some magura HS-11's hydraulic rim brakes from 1 bike to another. Had to disconnect the rear caliper to get
the line out of the brazed...
04-18-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By gbg

That's pretty common with me. I will put in 5-10...

That's pretty common with me. I will put in 5-10 days straight and take a day off. The
next day I can really feel sluggish, but the day after that I am good to go.
I think it may be I just did too...
03-30-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By gbg

243249 Magicshine. I don't notice the weight...

243249

Magicshine. I don't notice the weight at all, and it is BRIGHT!! and you can probably get it under $100.
Battery pack is velcroed around the back strap.
03-22-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By gbg

The MTBR review stated it was around 700 lumens....

The MTBR review stated it was around 700 lumens. Which I believe is true.
And alot of other name brand lights are under their stated brightness as well.
03-20-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By gbg

Bang for buck (and good quality) Magicshine.l

Bang for buck (and good quality) Magicshine.l
03-11-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,304
Posted By gbg

I bought some barely used Nokian WXC 300's (super...

I bought some barely used Nokian WXC 300's (super aggressive 300 studs/tire), you could still see the little rubber nibs on the center tread so I believed the guy when he said they had less than
a...
03-09-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,776
Posted By gbg

There's lots of research that shows stretching...

There's lots of research that shows stretching before is not good. One large study showed the pre stretching group
sufferered 15% more injuries than the non stretching group. Starting slowly and...
03-09-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,776
Posted By gbg

STICK WITH IT!!! You need about a solid 6 weeks...

STICK WITH IT!!! You need about a solid 6 weeks every/every other day to start enjoying it.

I generally say running sucks, but that's because I always start and then quit, so I am always starting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By gbg

It's a BAD idea. I bet that's more dangerous than...

It's a BAD idea. I bet that's more dangerous than clipping in, you'll be slipping off.
03-04-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By gbg

Actually for my hardtail I was gong to try a...

Actually for my hardtail I was gong to try a slight mod.
Instead of having the concave part following the inside curve of the back fender (facing backwards),
I was not going to have a back fender...
03-04-12, 07:53 PM
03-04-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By gbg

DO NOT USE UPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FEdex, or my...

DO NOT USE UPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FEdex, or my prefered USPS doesn't charge brokerage fees.
UPS once charged me $40 on a $102 item (over $100) I will NEVER use them again, and will find another place...
03-04-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By gbg

It's amazing what you can do with the crudest of tools.

Pop bottle can be used to keep the C*** off all the delicate/hard to clean parts of your bike. I was looking into grundge guards etc, but a 2 liter and some zip ties work great.
1 piece on the front...
03-04-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By gbg

If you can find a canadian one they will...

If you can find a canadian one they will probably/unfortunately be 2X as expensive.

I've ordered from here before.
http://www.bikeman.com/TR4862.html

I got some Nokian mount and grounds,...
03-04-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By gbg

CF is pretty impervious to cold weather. ...

CF is pretty impervious to cold weather.

Carbon fiber tubing has a very low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) which means when heated or cooled the material...
03-02-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,480
Posted By gbg

Maybe for MTB biking. Isn't it interesting that...

Maybe for MTB biking.
Isn't it interesting that unless you are riding a vintage MTB or a Wallmart MTB
they "probably are not" made of steel.
03-02-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By gbg

Operator error is right, aluminum dropouts don't...

Operator error is right, aluminum dropouts don't wear out, they might break if crashed, but there is no (Should be no) movement of the axle that would wear them out.

I crashed 2 steel frames (1...
02-28-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By gbg

What temps do you ride in? In -10C and colder and...

What temps do you ride in? In -10C and colder and breathing hard I think that would fog/freeze ALOT!
Your breath would go right up inside.
I started wearing Scott goggles and a neoprene half mask...
02-28-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,480
Posted By gbg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMjcvlZgvOs Many...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMjcvlZgvOs
Many more non blind tandems do it to.

Or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsiLdf-Elok&feature=related

And if steel can't handle the road how can it...
02-25-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,480
Posted By gbg

Well in the same sort of thread in a different...

Well in the same sort of thread in a different forum I mentioned an aluminium bike getting a 1/2" dent in the frame from "falling over" onto I think it was a coffee table.
And also thin wall...
02-25-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By gbg

I would get an X-ray. I hit my thumb and it was...

I would get an X-ray. I hit my thumb and it was at a 90 degree bend at the first knuckle, and I slapped it back into place.
I put ice on it, still swole up real good, but later that day I tore my...
02-25-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,480
Posted By gbg

That's more a price issue than why are all the...

That's more a price issue than why are all the MFG's totally embracing carbon.
02-25-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,480
Posted By gbg

Lets see pretty well all of Trek, Specialized,...

Lets see pretty well all of Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale Santa Cruz, IBIS, etc etc. highest level XC and all mountain MTB's are carbon.
The last "pure downhill" bikes are going carbon as...
02-25-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By gbg

He must not carry a pen either cause like George...

He must not carry a pen either cause like George Costanza said " I can't carry a pen, I'm afraid I'll puncture my scrotum"
02-25-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By gbg

I should find the thread where a guys wife's...

I should find the thread where a guys wife's Cannondale "fell over" onto a coffee table or something, so it didn't even fall to the ground and it put a 1/2 " dent in the frame.


PS....
02-24-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By gbg

Did you watch the video???

Did you watch the video???
02-24-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By gbg

+1 While biking is fun, for purely weight...

+1
While biking is fun, for purely weight reduction purposes walking/jogging/running is superior. Weight bearing burns way more calories. For time vs results walk, for fun bike.
02-24-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By gbg

I think the dozen or so baseball swings into a...

I think the dozen or so baseball swings into a sharp concrete corner shows what you have to do to get "hidden damage".
I would "double dog dare" (yes double dog) any titanium,steel, aluminium frame...
02-24-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By gbg

Where are the Carbon spontaneously sploding...

Where are the Carbon spontaneously sploding posters???
02-23-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,307
Posted By gbg

The only failure I ever had was on an aluminium...

The only failure I ever had was on an aluminium handlebar. Snapped off at the barend as I was climbing a hill.
It failed instantly and I instantly hit the ground. They all break.
02-18-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By gbg

The weight weenie thing is addictive. I probably...

The weight weenie thing is addictive. I probably wouldn't notice an
extra lb or 2 on any of my bikes, mostly XC type riding, but getting them low weight is fun.
I know it makes a huge difference...
02-17-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,987
Posted By gbg

Go with magura HS-33 hydraulic rim brakes, they...

Go with magura HS-33 hydraulic rim brakes, they are way better than any cable rim brake, and I found them more powerful and
easier to modulate than very good hydraulic disks.
02-08-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By gbg

I don't think road helmets are made for visors...

I don't think road helmets are made for visors (unless you want to drill holes in them).

I think this is the first BELL that is really a road/mtb hybrid....
02-05-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,429
Posted By gbg

Are those Ergon hs100 bar plugs for carbon bars? ...

Are those Ergon hs100 bar plugs for carbon bars?
I want to put barends on my carbon bars and think this might be a solution.
02-03-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By gbg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtlyf-vZ9o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtlyf-vZ9o
01-31-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,145
Posted By gbg

Did 20 miles yesterday, maybe 25 today. ...

Did 20 miles yesterday, maybe 25 today.

235655
01-29-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By gbg

WOW these Nokian WXC 300 are AWSOME. I have some...

WOW these Nokian WXC 300 are AWSOME. I have some Nokian Mount and Ground that are really good over 90% of the conditions but
you still have to be careful on corners and the slick uneven glare icy...
01-25-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,755
Posted By gbg

Yes but there is probably more Shimano than ...

Yes but there is probably more Shimano than Avid+hayes+Hope
01-25-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,755
Posted By gbg

Most don`t use automotive brake fluid. Magura...

Most don`t use automotive brake fluid.
Magura uses `magura blood` mineral oil.
Shimano uses Shimano mineral oil.

Avid Sram use DOT, but I wouldn`t want to use that in case of an accidental spill...
01-25-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By gbg

Semi light weight tank.

With new wheels (and pedals and cages, no rubber) came in at just a tick over 22lbs.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=234934&d=1327535708
...
01-23-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By gbg

WIMPS! That's my usual commute! I usually get...

WIMPS! That's my usual commute!
I usually get up 3 hours before I go to sleep.
01-21-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,275
Posted By gbg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A2Z-Rear-Disc-Brake-Mount-...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A2Z-Rear-Disc-Brake-Mount-Tabless-Frame-DM-UNI-/300650271140?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item46002711a4
01-20-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By gbg

175 is way too much I'm surprised I can find...

175 is way too much

I'm surprised I can find only 1?? Must be off season.

...
01-15-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By gbg

That's why I have a winter beater. 22 year old...

That's why I have a winter beater. 22 year old Aluminium Rocky mountain that I just take to the basement to thaw.
I would never take a nice bike out in the salty sandy -20 and colder conditions I...
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