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02-15-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By floating dutchy

Maybe take it back to the bike shop you bought it...

Maybe take it back to the bike shop you bought it from?

The will probably show you why it makes the noise and you'll learn something, and for free!
01-21-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By floating dutchy

I lube my chain once a week, Also, don't use your...

I lube my chain once a week, Also, don't use your two smallest gears together (looks like your doing this in your vid) or the two biggest gears together, try to keep the chain straightish.
If you’ve...
01-20-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By floating dutchy

That's an interesting link. often wondered why...

That's an interesting link. often wondered why MTB rims were as narrow as they are, wider does make more seance even for the unwashed like me who still use tubes.
01-18-14, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By floating dutchy

Gears won't change?

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Can't work it out?

Got the bike home O.K. after stopping at the bar to "refuel" but the gears just will not change.
01-18-14, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By floating dutchy

I like being attached to the bike, I hate not...

I like being attached to the bike, I hate not having my feet clipped in.

In my mind, your riding the bike. and you can only do that well if your firmly attached to it, I'll take the occasional...
01-13-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By floating dutchy

I can see next years craze in mountain biking...

I can see next years craze in mountain biking will be to fill the rear tire with water!
01-06-14, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By floating dutchy

Seems something is wrong with your camera. Makes...

Seems something is wrong with your camera. Makes the ground look all white.

The sunrise at the end is nothing short of awesome though.
01-04-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By floating dutchy

I'd go for the 27.5 as my first choice, I've got...

I'd go for the 27.5 as my first choice, I've got a 29er and they don't handle as well as my old 26er, that extra weight in the wheels doesn't seem to want to change direction as easily.
9 speed...
12-27-13, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,791
Posted By floating dutchy

Go to your local bike shop, their job is to asses...

Go to your local bike shop, their job is to asses what you will be using the bike for and your budget.

Forget the whole 29er thing at this price point. I have a 29er and it will be my last. Yea,...
12-24-13, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,127
Posted By floating dutchy

Tell us more, I just cannot see the concept...

Tell us more, I just cannot see the concept working for where I ride or my riding style, But I'm always open to different ideas.
The concept is well worth talking about.
12-21-13, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By floating dutchy

I still don't understand why mountain-bikers...

I still don't understand why mountain-bikers peruse with the schrader valves, the presta valves are the cat's pajamas in my view.
12-21-13, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By floating dutchy

Might be a silly question, but: Do you put just...

Might be a silly question, but: Do you put just a little bit of air in the tube before you put the tire back on the rim?

I still remember Dad telling me that tire levers were only for getting...
12-18-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By floating dutchy

Yea? I like the look of the bigger rotor on the...

Yea? I like the look of the bigger rotor on the front, form following function I guess, I do like having a 180 up front and a 160 back there, Makes the brakes feel more even.
12-17-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By floating dutchy

Why do you say yours suck? What is the...

Why do you say yours suck? What is the difference between different designs?
12-11-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By floating dutchy

Four weeks ago, broke a rib or two (not sure, mum...

Four weeks ago, broke a rib or two (not sure, mum who is a nurse thinks I probably broke ribs) getting hit by a log while riding, Laughing is O.K. now but sneezing still makes me want to cry.
I was...
12-11-13, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By floating dutchy

Bpass, talk to your kid, he is going to be the...

Bpass, talk to your kid, he is going to be the one riding it. Asking here about what is best is good but if you want him to ride the bike it's going to have to be what he wants, even if it is not...
12-11-13, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By floating dutchy

I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike,...

I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike, I enjoy both equally. Don't ask what it cost to own a boat. :(
12-11-13, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By floating dutchy

Awesome!

Awesome!
12-08-13, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By floating dutchy

I just (like today) bought my wife a 13" 26er...

I just (like today) bought my wife a 13" 26er with cable disks for $600 NZ. My boy who has just turned 8 and is under average size for his age can almost ride it.
You might want to look at the 26er...
12-07-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By floating dutchy

My boy is 49 lbs, I suggest you go in a bike...

My boy is 49 lbs, I suggest you go in a bike shop, get him to sit on a bike and see much it takes to make the forks move with his weight on the bike.
And don't forget the cool factor, important at...
12-07-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By floating dutchy

Front suspension has a big cool factor, My boy is...

Front suspension has a big cool factor, My boy is still on a 20" bike and the front forks are way to firm to be of any real value, except when he hits a real big bump.
I think kids are just to light...
11-27-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By floating dutchy

You think you have problems, The group I ride...

You think you have problems, The group I ride with call my 29er a clown bike.
11-24-13, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By floating dutchy

Since I'm not the only one asking dumb questions:...

Since I'm not the only one asking dumb questions:

What does "UST" stand for?

and, for the jackpot! If you have multiple holes in a TIRE, and assuming you check the tire for thorns / glass or...
11-22-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By floating dutchy

This is one of the cool parts of mountain biking,...

This is one of the cool parts of mountain biking, no right or wrong, just what works for you where you ride.

For ME, I guess that if your going to fall off, doesn't matter of the bike is attached...
11-21-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,752
Posted By floating dutchy

I've toyed with the idea of a semi fat, Hard tail...

I've toyed with the idea of a semi fat, Hard tail with a fat rear, Still pondering if the concept would actually work the way I would want it to.
"some" rear suspension down hill and grip uphill...
11-19-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By floating dutchy

SPD pedals could have saved you from most of that...

SPD pedals could have saved you from most of that hurt?
11-10-13, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By floating dutchy

Cool stickers, better than those stupid stick...

Cool stickers, better than those stupid stick family ones.

example: http://imgur.com/0ECF4

FD
11-08-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By floating dutchy

Well guys, what do you want the add to say? I'll...

Well guys, what do you want the add to say? I'll have a crack at it aye.

So never biked before and don't know the difference between a decent bike and one that's truly crap, this is the 26" bike...
11-07-13, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By floating dutchy

Thanks, Got a good ride in today, no...

Thanks, Got a good ride in today, no unintentional clipouts but pedals seemed to clip in without fuss (didn't think about it until later).
I'll leave as is (one click back from factory) for now.
...
11-05-13, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By floating dutchy

I've got a 13 Karakoruma 3.0, Not much room...

I've got a 13 Karakoruma 3.0, Not much room between the rear tire and the FD with the 2.1 tire, Not going to be problem with 2.4's on your bike?
11-03-13, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By floating dutchy

Yea, thanks for that bit of advice NOW. first...

Yea, thanks for that bit of advice NOW. first time I went through a creek with disks, I thought I'd dry my brakes out. Dam near fell off! :lol:

FD
11-03-13, 02:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By floating dutchy

What adjustment have you made to the pedals...

What adjustment have you made to the pedals since?

I've got the same pedals and I've been using the factory setting. I've found that clicking in is harder then what I want so I've just backed...
11-03-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By floating dutchy

What ever you do, get Hyd brakes with adjustable...

What ever you do, get Hyd brakes with adjustable reach, I'm stuck with the factory set - pad wear.

Annoying.
11-01-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By floating dutchy

Oh, and by the way, my Karakoram is my ride, Was...

Oh, and by the way, my Karakoram is my ride, Was all the war office was going to give funding approval for.
Hard tail was the only option at the 1K price point (in my view).
I'm loving getting out...
11-01-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By floating dutchy

I think we have a communication error, between...

I think we have a communication error, between tubular and tubeless.

I have rode tubulars (ie glue on tires) I hate them, give me the weight anyday. MTB trend is clinchers without the...
11-01-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By floating dutchy

MTB's don't use tubulars, so your stuck with...

MTB's don't use tubulars, so your stuck with clinchers. Are you a troll or was that a troll filter?

Assuming your not a troll:

Three things you mention:

1, you are not new to cycling, and...
10-28-13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,431
Posted By floating dutchy

Revive old thread time. I'm still not...

Revive old thread time.

I'm still not convinced that my 29er is the way to go, some of the tight down hill bends seem kind of small for my big wheels, people I ride with are on 26 full suspension...
10-27-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By floating dutchy

Down hill video, without a bike.

http://www.wimp.com/kayakingdown/

Good for a laugh, I see the same mentality here as some bikers seem to have, The "let's have some fun" attitude.

On the sailing site I found this one comment...
10-27-13, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By floating dutchy

347927 How things have changed!

347927

How things have changed!
10-23-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By floating dutchy

I'm kind of in the same boat as you, I'm getting...

I'm kind of in the same boat as you, I'm getting back into biking after about 15 years of no riding, Bikes have got better and trails harder. the sport has gone a long way in that time, for the...
10-21-13, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,983
Posted By floating dutchy

Joy, My lifehacker solution to photo one is...

Joy, My lifehacker solution to photo one is simple, It's paint. Much lighter than what you have and came free when I bought the bike! (not to mention, already applied)

Photo two, well that's a...
10-21-13, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By floating dutchy

Could you fellas pleas explain what the break pad...

Could you fellas pleas explain what the break pad terms mean?

I've read adds with the Organic, semi organic and sintered.

Seems, from the add I read (trade me (think ebay)) that.

Sintered =...
10-21-13, 02:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,624
Posted By floating dutchy

I'm 6'1" and went from a 90's bike with narrow...

I'm 6'1" and went from a 90's bike with narrow bars that I'd cut down to a 29er this year, getting back into biking.

One of the first things I did was cut the 700 bars down to 670, they still...
10-06-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By floating dutchy

Your in dangerous territory there, trying to mix...

Your in dangerous territory there, trying to mix logic and politics!

So, what happens if a Pro rider wants to do a charity or fun event, telling them they can't race after that? Batshat crazy...
10-03-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By floating dutchy

So, how did you get on?

So, how did you get on?
09-29-13, 02:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,431
Posted By floating dutchy

^^^ that does look cool, but I still think it...

^^^ that does look cool, but I still think it would work better the other way around, even it it would look dorky.
09-28-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,431
Posted By floating dutchy

One of the problems with the 29er is that they...

One of the problems with the 29er is that they don't seem to be as manoeuvrable as a 26er, It would make more sense in some ways to have the 26 at the front and the 29 at the back. You'd still get...
09-27-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By floating dutchy

It's basic maths, the difference between a 28...

It's basic maths, the difference between a 28 tooth and a 24 tooth is will give you a gear that is a big the gear that you have times 24/28. or a gear that is 86% of the size.
Forum: Foo
09-26-13, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11,692
Views: 2,435,961
Posted By floating dutchy

Yea, well. Well done USA! One of the...

Yea, well.

Well done USA! One of the greatest sporting come backs in sporting history.

TNZ was beaten by a better team fair and square, on the water like it should be.

Good racing, some...
Forum: Foo
09-22-13, 04:56 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,338
Posted By floating dutchy

Well come on, You know what they way about...

Well come on, You know what they way about starbucks coffee don't you? It's like sex in prison: You'll get it, but it will be rough.
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