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09-28-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Med!c

chain questions

So this is a two part thread.

The first part, being simpler I think is that on my road bike when I'm in my easiest gear if I put a lot of force in the pedaling the chain will skip. Is this just a...
09-23-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,649
Posted By Med!c

I dont know how bikes come from the manufacturer...

I dont know how bikes come from the manufacturer but even the tires were mounted incorrectly. The rotations were the wrong way. As to your question, I did not go back to them. They are a 30 minute...
09-15-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,649
Posted By Med!c

IF anyone is curious, I guess it was inadequate...

IF anyone is curious, I guess it was inadequate torque because one day the crank came off. I torqued it my self, and I dont have any issues anymore.
08-09-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,649
Posted By Med!c

I bought the bike from a local bike shop back in...

I bought the bike from a local bike shop back in April. I even drove for 30 minutes to get to this shop. I feel like I should have just gone to performace since I've had better luck there. Clearly...
08-08-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,649
Posted By Med!c

fuji roubaix problems

as I saved about a grand for a road bike I honestly did not expect it to have this many problems so soon. But to be honest I think I may have gotten screwed. So both tubes blew prior to the air...
04-04-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Med!c

Just curious, but how can you differentiate...

Just curious, but how can you differentiate between dh components and general mtb components? I mean both come as 2x10 with the front being a 22-34 and the rear a 11-36
04-03-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Med!c

Looking to upgrade drive train

So I have a cracked frame, and I bought one very similar to the GT from nashbar for 100 bucks. IT's sort of a carry over frame to keep my mtb needs fullfilled until I save for a good frame. Possibly...
03-30-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,303
Posted By Med!c

eating simple carbs during the ride was great...

eating simple carbs during the ride was great advice. went through 2 gatoraids and 2 liters of water but i was able to do 30 miles today at an average rate of 12mph. the last 2 miles were the most...
03-26-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,303
Posted By Med!c

Losing weight & training for a century ride.

I'm a 22 years old 5'7" male and weigh 208 lbs. I've been biking for several years now, though it has mostly been mt. biking. I pulled the trigger last week and bought my first road bike since it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Med!c

out of ignorance really. But I do plan on buying...

out of ignorance really. But I do plan on buying some clothing with the new bike.

Out of curiosity do you guys know around which time of the year bikes go on clearance sales for next years model?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Med!c

new or used road bike? what about fitment? & question for guys(females beware)

With my tax return I plan on getting a road bike. I see that used bikes even when used very little drop a lot in price. My other option is of course to buy new which is the option that I am kind of...
09-19-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

Just thought I'd give an update. GT never replied...

Just thought I'd give an update. GT never replied to my emails, and the shop never contacted me back. lol. I guess they dont like me. I JB welded very generously and it's been holding up fine so far....
08-24-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

Alright then. Well I emailed GT just to see if...

Alright then. Well I emailed GT just to see if they are kind enough to send me a free replacement since according to their site they are all about customer service. Other wise I will just buy that...
08-24-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

So I was thinking.. do you guys think this has...

So I was thinking.. do you guys think this has anything to do with too small of a frame being used? The frame is a small, and I'm 5'8" and weigh about 200 lbs. I really have to raise the seat high...
08-24-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

I guess nothing to lose here. I assumed they only...

I guess nothing to lose here. I assumed they only deal with shops but it's worth a try. Thanks.
08-24-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

Well on bikepedia it didnt say T6 so I assumed it...

Well on bikepedia it didnt say T6 so I assumed it wasn't heat treated.

The reason I wanted to go with steel was weldability. But you're post has been very helpful. This is pretty much the only...
08-24-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

Well on the chain side it's just the paint thats...

Well on the chain side it's just the paint thats damaged. But I never thought that was a big deal. I guess I'll wrap it in something.

But if aluminium 6061 isn't a heat treated alloy why would...
08-24-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Med!c

warranty expires, frame cracks

So as you guys can see my frame cracked. I went to a bikeshop to see what they had to say and of course they are trying to sell me a bike. I said no thanks and asked if they could see how much a...
Replies: 46
Views: 4,178
Posted By Med!c

Came to do a wheelie, chain broke. Walked back...

Came to do a wheelie, chain broke. Walked back the 4 miles pushing my bike.
07-26-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Med!c

The thing is that I want an indestructible...

The thing is that I want an indestructible derailleur and I dont want mind spending the money if I will be getting quality. As far as riding goes, I guess I mostly do XC since thats a lot of whats...
07-26-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Med!c

I have a 11-32 cog in the rear and the front is...

I have a 11-32 cog in the rear and the front is 42/32/22. I was under the impression this was sort of the standard, but it looks like this range is out side what the derailleur supports?
07-26-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Med!c

rear deraileur input

So I'm looking to buy a new derailleur for the rear and I was hoping someone could help me out before I spend the money.

I have an 8 speed bike and i was told on the forums that i could use a 9...
07-25-12, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Med!c

you're fine. DOT 3, 4, and 5.1 are all...

you're fine. DOT 3, 4, and 5.1 are all polyethylene glycol based and you can use them interchangeably. You generally dont want to use DOT 5.0 because it's silicone based and can damage the seals. I...
07-24-12, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Med!c

4-5 years ago I bought my GT bike on sale for...

4-5 years ago I bought my GT bike on sale for $350. I've ridden it to the ground. Most of the original parts have been replaced due to wear and I didnt get into part replacing until about 2 years of...
07-23-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Med!c

I run 2.1 nevegels myself. I was curious to how...

I run 2.1 nevegels myself. I was curious to how often you guys have to change tubes. I see a lot of people saying tubes suck, but I've been running mine for 3 years with the same tire. I run around...
07-23-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,052
Posted By Med!c

theyre actually the same price from what I can...

theyre actually the same price from what I can see, both with free shipping. I wonder if you see a different amazon price because I have amazon prime.
07-22-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,052
Posted By Med!c

I never thought of wording it as shimano...

I never thought of wording it as shimano hierarchy. I actually found a very helpful hit on the site. Thanks. I will just bite the bullet and get this:
...
07-22-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,052
Posted By Med!c

I didnt know 9 speeed stuff was compatible with...

I didnt know 9 speeed stuff was compatible with the 8. Thats good to know. So when you listen the different models, are they by any chance in order of least quality to highest?

And what does...
07-22-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Med!c

Have you tried replacing the seals? These forks...

Have you tried replacing the seals? These forks do have to be maintained.
07-22-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,052
Posted By Med!c

In the market for an 8 speed rear derailleur

I currently have a Shimano Alivio M410 Rear Derailleur. I guess it's worked okay, but it looks like its seen some damage and it's time for it to go. I was curious where this derailleur falls in the...
06-04-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Med!c

I didn't even know what or had heard of die...

I didn't even know what or had heard of die extruded before this. Ill give the lines a bit of lube and see where it gets me. I will get better lines soon. This is exactly what I wanted to know....
06-03-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Med!c

Brake lines may be dragging..

Hey guys, I have a mountain bike im rebuilding and I've run into some issues with the brakes. I cleaned all mechanical parts and lubed them up and they operate very smoothly. I figured this is a good...
05-11-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Med!c

It's a mechanical disc brake. Inside the...

It's a mechanical disc brake. Inside the mechanism there are ball bearings that help with the movement. There is some sort of lubricant there for sure that lubricating these bearings. I'd like to...
05-11-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Med!c

Brake lubrication

ive taken the bike apart to replace buttom bracket and to just clean everything. I opened up the rear brake to clean, and I see there is a residue in there like some sort of oil. I was wondering what...
11-20-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Med!c

How to climb without doing wheelies.

I mountain bike for fun and I've had no real training and I thought I'd ask this question so I can be better prepared for next year. Climbs tend to be challenging for me. It can be very difficult for...
12-20-10, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,931
Posted By Med!c

well aluminium is a very reactive material....

well aluminium is a very reactive material. Thermite comes to mind right away. As soon as it makes contact with the air it oxidizes. It's already oxidized, and a thin layer of Aluminium Oxide is...
12-19-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Med!c

Yeah, my bike knowledge at the time was very...

Yeah, my bike knowledge at the time was very little. Actually it was nothing. I cleaned the chain and lubed it often, and lubed the fork often as well, but thats as far as it went.

So you guys...
12-19-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Med!c

I have no idea what's bent to be honest. I just...

I have no idea what's bent to be honest. I just know the chan slips off all the time. It doesn't shift well at all and even with the derailed tuned it does this. I had the shop tune it since I...
12-19-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Med!c

Mountain bike crank

Hello folks.

I'm in need of replacing my chain and crank. I have an 8 speed cassette in the back which means an 8 chain. However I can't really seem to find many 8 speed front cranks. At first I...
12-18-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,233
Posted By Med!c

I feel like a coil will probably be better for me...

I feel like a coil will probably be better for me anyways. lol. I like to do wheelies and stuff a lot for fun here and there.
12-18-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,233
Posted By Med!c

my bike knowledge isnt that great here, but 30mm...

my bike knowledge isnt that great here, but 30mm isn't much. Is the difference going to be significant?

I found found a 2011 Tora TK with 100mm travel. It is coil, but it's about 100 bucks shipped...
12-18-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,233
Posted By Med!c

THey're both Toras. As far as the SL goes vs the...

THey're both Toras. As far as the SL goes vs the 302, I've found the 302 for exactly 179 with free shipping on another site. So the cost is the same. the thing the 302 has going for it is that it's...
12-13-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,233
Posted By Med!c

should I go with the SL then? I'm a little...

should I go with the SL then? I'm a little confused on what to do here. There are way too many options. lol.
12-12-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,233
Posted By Med!c

Tora Trail 302 solo air vs tora SL solo air

So both of these shocks are made by rockshox as most of you know.

However I am confused to what the difference is. Some technicalities do exist but I'm not completely sure here. I cant really...
12-12-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Med!c

thanks for letting me know! I wasnt even aware of...

thanks for letting me know! I wasnt even aware of this. I emailed the guy and waiting for his response.



I originally wrote my entire post using shock, I then went back and changed all of...
12-12-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Med!c

so around what psi I should run the shock at for...

so around what psi I should run the shock at for a 190 lb guy?

Also for a crankset I was looking at this product.
...
12-12-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Med!c

fujis logic does make sense to me and I did...

fujis logic does make sense to me and I did consider it and thought about it.

My conclusion is that although the stock fork served me well I would like to try a better fork to see how a better...
12-11-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Med!c

so are airshocks better than spring shocks? I...

so are airshocks better than spring shocks? I have more experience with spring shocks since I took mine appart several times for maintenance. For an air shock is it a sealed unit, or do you pump air...
12-11-10, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Med!c

I love mountain biking, but my bikes broke!

Hey guys, so a few years back I was really into mountain biking. Being a student, I was able to go mountain biking literally everyday over the summer. Anywho, two years of serious abuse put some toll...
Forum: Introductions
03-23-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Med!c

Will be riding the GT. At the moment the thing is...

Will be riding the GT. At the moment the thing is taken apart all the way and I'm cleaning it and reoiling everything that needs it.




No it doesnt. It used to be my online name for Call of...
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