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02-22-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By uphillbiker

What type of brakes--V-brakes?

What type of brakes--V-brakes?
02-22-07, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By uphillbiker

The Manitou forks are good ones. Nashbar is a...

The Manitou forks are good ones. Nashbar is a good place to get them. An 80 mm fork would probably be ideal. Perhaps even 100 mm, though that could stress the frame beyond what it's designed for.
02-19-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By uphillbiker

My Bad

My Bad
02-19-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By uphillbiker

DIRTBAG??

DIRTBAG??
02-19-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,302
Posted By uphillbiker

I hear your dumb a$$ loud and clear.

I hear your dumb a$$ loud and clear.
02-19-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,302
Posted By uphillbiker

Hey, thanks mtnbiker66. I admit that I have been...

Hey, thanks mtnbiker66. I admit that I have been rude and inconsiderate to members and am not going to do that from now on. Perhaps we all could improve on being courteous.

Also, thank you guys...
02-19-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,302
Posted By uphillbiker

Hitler...hm, you're cheerful. Yes, I know...

Hitler...hm, you're cheerful.

Yes, I know that might be asking for trouble, but I honestly did not realize how immature some of these kids are. The thing about keeping the threads short and...
02-19-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,381
Posted By uphillbiker

Guys, I don't want to be rude but this is about...

Guys, I don't want to be rude but this is about my NEW bike. I'm going to keep my current bike and save up for either building or buying a nice full suspension bike.
02-19-07, 01:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,302
Posted By uphillbiker

Well, why are you complaining to me??? Some...

Well, why are you complaining to me???

Some individuals posting on this thread made the decision to be disruptive and disrespectful while failing to show intelligence.
02-19-07, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By uphillbiker

Do tubeless tires really not save that much...

Do tubeless tires really not save that much weight. I'm not sure exactly how much a typical tube weights, but that's at least 100 g per tire. Are tubeless tires heavier?
02-19-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By uphillbiker

What's a good light fork (80 to 100 mm travel)?

What's a good light fork (80 to 100 mm travel)?
02-19-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By uphillbiker

So, how exactly does Diamondback compare with the...

So, how exactly does Diamondback compare with the mainstream guys like Treck, Cannondale, Specialized etc.?
02-19-07, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By uphillbiker

I'm not sure exactly how XC is defined, but I do...

I'm not sure exactly how XC is defined, but I do enjoy long rides on smooth trails with winds and turns. I'm really into all types of riding, except for BMX and extreme downhill stuff. I really...
02-18-07, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By uphillbiker

I don't know the answer to that question, but am...

I don't know the answer to that question, but am interested in that bike (am looking for a light weight, full suspension bike). About how much do they weight and what weight of rider are they...
02-18-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,381
Posted By uphillbiker

Optimizing Light Weight Bikes w/ Component Cost

Let's discuss different mountain bike components that take the most weight off for the dollar.
02-18-07, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By uphillbiker

Looking for good Full Suspension Reviews

Hi Guys,

I've been riding the same bike for a long time and want to upgrade from a hard tail to a full suspension (not immediately, but a couple of months from now, or so (need $)). I don't want...
02-18-07, 04:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,302
Posted By uphillbiker

Reducing Weight on Fat Bikes

Let's make a light weight bike.

Please keep lame posts to a minimum.
02-18-07, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By uphillbiker

I've never tried BMX stuff, but I guess those...

I've never tried BMX stuff, but I guess those bikes are probably pretty heavy duty (and plain heavy). I don't know what riding you like, but unless it's pure down-hill, you will go a whole lot...
02-18-07, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By uphillbiker

Very important--before buying, check with the...

Very important--before buying, check with the police department to see if the bike's been stolen. First, ask the guy for the serial #'s (if he refuses, he's probably up to no good). Then, when you...
02-17-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By uphillbiker

I used to have a Treck 970. It was a very good...

I used to have a Treck 970. It was a very good bike. With all the progressive refinements that have been added onto mountain bike lines over the years, we get the false preception that older stuff...
02-17-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By uphillbiker

The Avid BB-7 is everything you need. Out of...

The Avid BB-7 is everything you need.

Out of curiousity, what is the appeal of single speed bikes?
02-17-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By uphillbiker

I've heard that the Nevegals wear quickly. I put...

I've heard that the Nevegals wear quickly. I put one for my front tire, and the Panaracer Fire for the rear, which has the knobs closer together and should last longer.

The cheapest place I've...
02-16-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By uphillbiker

Just picking on cheapie bikes.

Just picking on cheapie bikes.
02-16-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By uphillbiker

Is that really true? I've never heard that...

Is that really true? I've never heard that before, but that is hilarious b/c of what they're imitating. We'll probably see versions with fake disk brakes pretty soon.

Anyway for what you pay for...
02-16-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By uphillbiker

It would make a good beater bike. I wonder if...

It would make a good beater bike. I wonder if the suspension actually works? You could put street tires on it and have a nice smooth ride over poorly maintained streets for commutes.
02-16-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,963
Posted By uphillbiker

Depending on what you're riding, mountain biking...

Depending on what you're riding, mountain biking can definitely get you in shape as well.

I think riding on streets through neighborhoods and the city is very boring, but riding on roads in the...
02-16-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By uphillbiker

What does it mean to cross cables anyway? Do the...

What does it mean to cross cables anyway? Do the bare wires actually rub each other?
02-16-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By uphillbiker

That looks like a killer book. Those of you all...

That looks like a killer book. Those of you all in college or graduated recently know some text books "required" cost more than that.
02-16-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By uphillbiker

I find the word "crap" to be pretty descriptive. ...

I find the word "crap" to be pretty descriptive. The bike performs poorly all across the board.
02-16-07, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By uphillbiker

It's definitely a good book.

It's definitely a good book.
02-16-07, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By uphillbiker

There's nothing wrong with asking a question if...

There's nothing wrong with asking a question if people are willing to answer, although it's always better to at least give the search feature a try.

I have a book called "Zinn and the Art of...
02-16-07, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By uphillbiker

Nashbar has good stuff

Nashbar has good stuff
02-15-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By uphillbiker

I agree--the hardest part of a 24 hour race is...

I agree--the hardest part of a 24 hour race is the night portion, especially if you've never done night riding before. Get the Trailtech 30 Watt HID (flood version) with about 10 or 15 Amp-hrs of...
02-15-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By uphillbiker

I'd actually like to know if there's a tire that...

I'd actually like to know if there's a tire that could do the best balance. Unfortunately the truth is that it's impossible to have a tire that does well at both. Road-capable tires have centerline...
02-15-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By uphillbiker

That depends. It's not like shopping Ebay, but...

That depends. It's not like shopping Ebay, but for local commerce. Meet the sellers in person and see the product before doing business.
02-15-07, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By uphillbiker

Don't know if you fixed the problem or not, but...

Don't know if you fixed the problem or not, but people can give more helpful answers if you give them a better discription of what the problem actually is.
02-15-07, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,556
Posted By uphillbiker

I used to have a Trek 970 that's probably 20...

I used to have a Trek 970 that's probably 20 years old by today. It was supposed to be the big, bad mountain bike back in it's day. A long time ago I knew someone with a Trek 880. All I knew was...
02-15-07, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By uphillbiker

Craigslist for sure--I'm supprised no one has...

Craigslist for sure--I'm supprised no one has commited on that. It's such an easy way to buy and sell.
02-15-07, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By uphillbiker

Have you tried looking at used bikes? I think...

Have you tried looking at used bikes? I think buying one from the want adds or a place like Craigslist.com could make your $650 go a whole lot farther. My recommendation would be to try to buy a...
02-15-07, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By uphillbiker

There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. ...

There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, unless your rear derailleur is broke, why do you need to upgrade? Check out Sheldon Brown's page. The function of the device is very simple...
02-15-07, 03:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By uphillbiker

What makes a mountain bike a mountain bike?? ...

What makes a mountain bike a mountain bike??

Fundamentally, isn't it mainly the geometry and tires as well as structural soundness. If you look at all the refinements that have been added, by what...
02-13-07, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By uphillbiker

I suppose the 13 speed set will be standard in 5...

I suppose the 13 speed set will be standard in 5 years.
02-13-07, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By uphillbiker

If any of you guys are into mountain biking,...

If any of you guys are into mountain biking, you've probably had a share of fun derailleur snapping experiences. You definately appreciate the fact that an inexpensive one like the Alivio or Deore...
02-13-07, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By uphillbiker

Perhaps the derailleur needs adjustment, but this...

Perhaps the derailleur needs adjustment, but this is likely the result of a stretched chain, where your links become slightly out of sync with the sprocket teeth. The sprocket eventually wears to...
02-12-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By uphillbiker

Hi, Thanks again guys. Sheldon Brown--I read...

Hi, Thanks again guys. Sheldon Brown--I read your weabsite info and it's quite helpful--thanks for posting it. All the bike mechanics I learn are the result of dealing with problems like these. ...
02-12-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By uphillbiker

The Shimano Alivio is what I have and costs $20...

The Shimano Alivio is what I have and costs $20 to $30--has gotten the job done. Nashbar has a 15% off Valentine's cupon code and Wheelworld has a couple of the better Shimano derailleurs in their...
02-11-07, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By uphillbiker

Derailleur refuses to stay in 1st gear

Hi guys,

I recently posted the thread "Friction in rear shifter...what to fix." Those who posted there, thank you--the information was helpful and the friction was greatly reduced by simply...
02-11-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By uphillbiker

I used the same type of cable for mine and don't...

I used the same type of cable for mine and don't think there's a difference (no problems yet, knock on wood). Don't take my word, though.
02-11-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By uphillbiker

If you get a good deal of a new or used bike that...

If you get a good deal of a new or used bike that comes with hydraulic brakes, or if you get luck and find an ultra-cheap set on an internet special, all the better. They do have a nicer feel.
...
02-11-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,571
Posted By uphillbiker

Hm... That's an interesting thought. One thing...

Hm... That's an interesting thought. One thing I'm not sure about is if I should wait until the chain reaches the state of being "stretched" by standard of the chain gauge, or go ahead and get a new...
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