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05-16-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,280
Posted By downtown

Upgrade suspension fork

I recently got me a Giant Talon 3 and it has a Suntour XCM fork on it. In the woods it rode fine but felt VERY heavy up front. In the near future I would like to get an upgraded fork but I'm...
05-12-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By downtown

Plastic guard on FSA Dynadrive crank

Not much of a mechanic here. If I remove the screws that hold this plastic guard on , will the chainrings come undone too? I would like the plastic ring off. It looks like something that can just...
06-02-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,380
Posted By downtown

Cateye Atlas website

I just bought a Cateye Stealth 10 and so far I love it. I just need some help with the Cateye Atlas website. Does anyone know the correct way to share a trip from Atlas to Facebook? Also if I just...
08-31-13, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By downtown

Went to a local bike shop and one guy tried to...

Went to a local bike shop and one guy tried to sell me on the Kenda Nevegals. The tire looks good but the reviews are mixed. Still thinking of Ignitors but now have been introduced to the WTB...
08-29-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By downtown

Found a lot of reviews that say the Crossmarks...

Found a lot of reviews that say the Crossmarks have thin sidewalls. So far I am settled on the Ignitors.
08-28-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By downtown

So now I'm looking at the Crossmarks. I do ride a...

So now I'm looking at the Crossmarks. I do ride a lot on the road when I ride with my 8 yr old. These Crossmarks look like they may hold up a little better on the pavement than the others. Opinions...
08-27-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By downtown

Thanks for the advice. Kinda leaning toward the...

Thanks for the advice. Kinda leaning toward the Maxxis Ignitor or the Ikon right now.
08-26-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By downtown

Ideas for new MTB tires.

Hello. I am in the market for a new set of tires. I currently run Geax Sturdy 26x2.1 tires. I have been looking at the Geax Saguaro. I just need some ideas to look at for tires. I mainly run on hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By downtown

Shorts

Recently I have noticed that when on my bike, the pad in my shorts seems to be too far up front. The rear-most seam of the pad is about the center of my saddle(between front and rear). Is this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By downtown

Outdoors is not my issue. I've been cycling for...

Outdoors is not my issue. I've been cycling for 22 years now and have never needed a trainer. Now that I am a dad, I would like to be able to get a good workout when my little girl is taking a nap. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By downtown

I'm now looking at KK and the only one in my...

I'm now looking at KK and the only one in my budget is the Cyclone. Is this one OK for a beginner trainer? I can get it for $199.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By downtown

Indoor trainer help

I need to buy a indoor trainer. I know nothing about them and need some direction. I don't need anything special just one that works. I have heard that fluid is the way to go. I need to keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By downtown

Tire issue

I have a pair of Continental GP4000 "S" tires. They have been great but now I have threads/strings peeling away from the tire on the side where the tire meets the rim. It's happening on both tires....
10-24-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By downtown

How to pronounce GEAX

Just bought a pair of Geax Sturdys and ran them on the trail today. What a great tire. I was just wondering how do you say the name?
10-20-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By downtown

tube size

Getting some new tires that are 26x2.1. My tubes I have are 26x1.75-2.0. Will the 0.1 difference matter or should I get new tubes? Thanks.
10-14-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By downtown

Tires?

I need some new tires, the trails I ride are mostly loose dirt with lots of roots, not very much mud. A lot of loose climbs. Could some on point me in a direction. One guy at a shop told me to try...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By downtown

New Trek bike , chainstay bar

My friend just bought a new Trek Madone 4.5 WSD. On the inside of the chainstay bar, opposite the drive train side, there is a rubber plug in the frame. What is this for??
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,523
Posted By downtown

What was the reason they talked you away from the...

What was the reason they talked you away from the Mavic Ksyrium Elites. I am in the market for some wheels now and many guys I ride with have the elites and love em. I was set on getting them but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By downtown

Now after looking closer I'm leaning toward the...

Now after looking closer I'm leaning toward the Sprint because of the Twinhead. I have found some bad reviews on the Smarthead. Thanks everyone for the replies.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By downtown

Best floor pump

Need a good new floor pump and haven't bought one in years. I would like some opinions on what is a good one out there. Some things I would like to have on the new one are, a gauge that is at top and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By downtown

Well, right after I posted this thread the shop...

Well, right after I posted this thread the shop called me and my wheel came in. There is a warning sticker on the new wheel that I'm not familiar with. I'll try to post a pic. I'm not a wheel man so...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By downtown

Bontrager wheel warranty return

At 11 months old and 2500 miles my Bontrager Race rear wheel began cracking in 5 different places!!! Took it to the shop and they said it was a very common issue. They sent it back to get a...
08-13-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By downtown

I was also told that folding tires will always...

I was also told that folding tires will always have weaker sidewalls compared to wire tires. Is that true? Should I forget about folding tires for the MTB?
08-11-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By downtown

Tire sidewalls

I was cleaning up my bike after a good ride and I noticed a place in my sidewall. I have Michelin XCR X'trem tires. I got these tires because where I ride there are a lot of roots and rocks and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By downtown

Presta valve cap

Is there a reason to have the plastic valve cap on? I have lost one and was wondering if it would be OK to just not use them. Could dirt get in and around the presta valve and mess it up? Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-08, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,666
Posted By downtown

A friend of mine had one like that, his was a '92...

A friend of mine had one like that, his was a '92 or '93. You can probably look under the bottom bracket on the frame and get the serial # and email Giant and they can tell you everything about it. I...
Forum: Foo
03-27-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By downtown

Thanks for that video, that shows exactly what I...

Thanks for that video, that shows exactly what I saw.
Forum: Foo
03-26-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By downtown

Yes!! Due to tonights landing at night, you...

Yes!! Due to tonights landing at night, you didn't have to see it in thermal imaging.
Forum: Foo
03-26-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By downtown

Space Shuttle Landing ?

I just watched the space shuttle landing at night on the NASA channel. Do any of you know what the two flames shotting up in front of the tail are? I have googled it and nothing. Just wondering if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,567
Posted By downtown

Continental GP 4000S

After reading a bunch of reviews in the past weeks, I just ordered a set of the Conti GP 4000 S tires. I haven't really been able to see them up close and was wondering if they are directional?...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By downtown

Thanks for the help guys!

Thanks for the help guys!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By downtown

Campy brakes

I have never had Campagnolo before , but when I was looking at my friends bike, he has the Chorus brakes. His brake calipers don't have a release for when you take the tire off, you just have to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,333
Posted By downtown

That looks like a time machine or...

That looks like a time machine or something....freaky
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,780
Posted By downtown

I just replaced my Cane Creek pads with the...

I just replaced my Cane Creek pads with the Koolstop salmon pads. Seemed very quiet but the real difference was noticed the other day when I got caught out in the rain....braked great and no noise...
02-10-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By downtown

Michelin tires

Michelin XCR A/T or the XCR X'Trem? I will be riding on mixed terrain...dry,wet, rocks, roots, the whole nine yards. Which tire would you all recommend. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-08, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By downtown

I just put some KoolStop salmon pads on my Cane...

I just put some KoolStop salmon pads on my Cane Creek brakes and I believe that is now the best upgrade I have done. Wow, what a difference. There is a guy on Ebay that sells them for $16 including...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By downtown

[quote=sam83;6094616]Absolutely not. Just because...

[quote=sam83;6094616]Absolutely not. Just because you have a mirror doesn't mean that's all you use. Headchecks are a must in many situations and a mirror does not preclude its' use.QUOTE]
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By downtown

Years ago I thought those mirrors were the gayest...

Years ago I thought those mirrors were the gayest thing around. A friend of mine started using one and I tried it one day.......I've had one ever since. The main thing is for knowing what is coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By downtown

I really like the Bontrager Gel tape,non...

I really like the Bontrager Gel tape,non adhesive. It has a gummy backing that keeps it in place. Here's a link about tape installation...
http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=71
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 06:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,758
Posted By downtown

So when they have free shipping , is there any...

So when they have free shipping , is there any other type of charge being that it's coming from another country?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By downtown

cleaning braking surface on rims

I am replacing the Cane Creek pads with some KoolStops. Looks like I need to clean the braking surface, but what should I use, jut plain alcohol or is there something special. They are Bontrager...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,880
Posted By downtown

I am looking into getting some Conti GP 4000S...

I am looking into getting some Conti GP 4000S tires from PBK, but I can't figure out the shipping cost on there website. I may be looking in the wrong place, I have never ordered anything outside the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,490
Posted By downtown

If you get the Dura Type , they are made to fit...

If you get the Dura Type , they are made to fit shimano and shimano type such as Cane Creek, at least thats what the email from KoolStop says. Heres a good deal...


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,490
Posted By downtown

Thanks to everyone for all the info. I ordered...

Thanks to everyone for all the info. I ordered the salmon ones. Now before I put them on, what to you guys use to clean the braking surface of your wheels. I have Bontrager Race wheels, aluminum....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,490
Posted By downtown

Kool Stop pads...salmon or dual

I have to get rid of these stock Cane Creek pads and from reading on here the only way to go is Kool Stop. I would like to here from those who have them, which would you recommend, dual compound or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By downtown

I also have the SCR-3Ls, did you replace just the...

I also have the SCR-3Ls, did you replace just the pad or did you have to replace the entire cardridge? Either way what model # was it. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By downtown

Cane Creek brakes

I have a 2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 and it seems the Cane Creek brake pads aren't very good. I have heard of people replacing them. What would be a good set of pads to go to? I know nothing about what is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,661
Posted By downtown

I used to think they looked "nerdy", but after...

I used to think they looked "nerdy", but after trying it I wouldn't go back. I still look behind me if I'm turning across the road but it's great because you don't get surprised by a car coming up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By downtown

I have the new 105's model 5610 and I love them....

I have the new 105's model 5610 and I love them. Good wide platform. Got them on ebay for about $55 new in box.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By downtown

I have two babies so "too much" for me is not...

I have two babies so "too much" for me is not that much to others. I looked at them on Ebay, but settled for the Avatar gel 143 for about $40 shipped.
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