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10-12-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By skunkty14

I don't know how it became a trend to use these...

I don't know how it became a trend to use these AL fuel bottles as water bottles, it's like the next trendy thing since I guess Nalgene bottles are now passe. This style of bottle (complete with...
06-29-07, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By skunkty14

Snapped rotor bolt in hub: removal tips? (x-post MTBR)

Being the ham fisted mechanic that I am I promptly snapped off one of the Torx rotor bolts while mounting my new disc rotors on my brand new wheelset :fight:. So now the search for ideas to remove...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By skunkty14

That's scary, I ride that section of road on a...

That's scary, I ride that section of road on a somewhat regular basis. Sounds like the rider will recover well, I hope he does.
07-18-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By skunkty14

Looks really nice, I'm considering a 575 for my...

Looks really nice, I'm considering a 575 for my next ride. Let us know how it rides.
06-30-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By skunkty14

Pretty hard. I registered in the first 10 or 15...

Pretty hard. I registered in the first 10 or 15 mins registration was opened. I had just pysched myself up enough that I needed to do this, and I knew it would fill quickly after hearing from past...
06-29-05, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By skunkty14

I'm racing the VT 50 this fall. This will be my...

I'm racing the VT 50 this fall. This will be my first endurance event, as well as my first race since I was about 15 (I'm 22 now). I just heard about the event online and through word of mouth and...
06-19-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By skunkty14

Some good riding is listed here...

Some good riding is listed here (http://bustedspoke.com/trails.php) if you scroll down and used the "trail finder". Another great resource for new england riding is NEMBA (http://www.nemba.org) and...
06-13-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By skunkty14

Some sweet looking trails, very nice forest to be...

Some sweet looking trails, very nice forest to be riding in. I'd love to get out to Wash. and Oregon to do some trail riding.

Looks like you have some pretty beefy tires on your bike, not a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,202
Posted By skunkty14

99% of my rides are solo, whether on the pavement...

99% of my rides are solo, whether on the pavement or dirt. Just recently I moved back to an area where I have one buddy I can ride with, but he runs more and isn't quite as fast as me, but that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,163
Posted By skunkty14

That's is a very nice looking rig, congrats. ...

That's is a very nice looking rig, congrats.

The fact that the reach feels a bit long may be due in part to your familarity with a MTB type geometry. I felt the same way when I got my first...
06-06-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,803
Posted By skunkty14

Not trying to flame, but I highly doubt a pistol...

Not trying to flame, but I highly doubt a pistol would stop a grizzly. They are much, much larger than brown or black bears that are found in the eastern US/Canada.

Either way the story is a...
06-06-05, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By skunkty14

What bike/frame would all of these new parts be...

What bike/frame would all of these new parts be going onto? And if you don't mind me asking, how big are you weight wise? I'm a big guy and that definetly is a factor for me when deciding on parts.
06-06-05, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By skunkty14

Hope the surgery goes well. I think enough...

Hope the surgery goes well. I think enough people have already pointed out the value of sticking with rehab and the PT you'll be given, so I won't.

Have they given you a tentative timeline for...
06-06-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By skunkty14

I don't know if you're on any kind of a budget,...

I don't know if you're on any kind of a budget, but if you're planning on flying the bike there vs. shipping in with a carrier, I would grab a case from here. (http://www.triall3sports.com) If the...
06-06-05, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By skunkty14

Sounds like a great ride. I'm curious about how...

Sounds like a great ride. I'm curious about how you spaced your food and hydration over that distance, as well as what you ate the day before to prepare. I'm doing a 50 miler in Sept. so I'm...
06-06-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By skunkty14

Yup they are. I would have to agree as...

Yup they are.



I would have to agree as well. I currently have a RockShox pump that I picked up for about 30 bucks a year or two ago. Has several inches of hose on the end for hard to reach...
06-06-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By skunkty14

You shouldn't need to air the shock every ride. ...

You shouldn't need to air the shock every ride. Air suspension does need to be checked up on every so often since some will slowly leak or so you will know if the air seals need to be replaced.
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06-02-05, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By skunkty14

Whoa, that was quick. Thank you and thanks to...

Whoa, that was quick. Thank you and thanks to your buddy for the info.
06-02-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By skunkty14

That's a pretty strong endorsement which I like. ...

That's a pretty strong endorsement which I like. Especially since my intial thoughts would put a S-works or your Truth ahead of a Chameleon in terms of overall quality of riding.

I'm definetly...
06-02-05, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By skunkty14

Stiff frame would be good for me, I'm...

Stiff frame would be good for me, I'm gravitationally challenged anyway :p and I'm used to riding C'dale AL frames so shouldn't be to much of an issue to me personally.

As for a fork I'd probably...
06-02-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By skunkty14

If you get a chance that'd be great :D. I'm just...

If you get a chance that'd be great :D. I'm just trying to collect as much feedback as possible.
06-01-05, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By skunkty14

Anyone own/ride one? I'm considering building...

Anyone own/ride one? I'm considering building one up this summer since I'd like to go back to HT for the efficency and to keep my skills sharp.

I would build it up as a trail bike/heavy XC (so no...
06-01-05, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By skunkty14

I recently made the transition in the opposite...

I recently made the transition in the opposite direction (MTB to road). For a roadie trying dirt for the first couple times, I would suggest finding a good, short technical loop that you can ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,553
Posted By skunkty14

Got a ride in, but got caught in a...

Got a ride in, but got caught in a thunderstorm/downpour so I had to cut it short since the temperature dropped and I couldn't really see the road due to the amount of precipitation. Not really sure...
05-27-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By skunkty14

Bobby the Blind Downhiller

Remember this thread about the blind biker? (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=104861&highlight=blind+biker)

Well I was looking around Santa Cruz's website and they have some more info...
05-26-05, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By skunkty14

The reviews and summaries of the event were what...

The reviews and summaries of the event were what attracted me to it. Nothing I read said anything negative about the event other than a little rain, and the guy running the single speed rigid last...
05-26-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By skunkty14

The whole event filled in under 2 hours according...

The whole event filled in under 2 hours according to an e-mail I got today. Very popular event.
05-25-05, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By skunkty14

Anyone racing the Vermont 50?

I just registered for the Vermont 50. This is a 50 mile mountain bike or foot race with a 50k running option as well held in September click here for more info (http://www.vermont50.com)

Anyone...
05-25-05, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By skunkty14

Hah, I was going to type an explanation and give...

Hah, I was going to type an explanation and give you a link and what you found was exactly what I was going to link to.
05-25-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By skunkty14

Noisy BB usually means time to replace, and the...

Noisy BB usually means time to replace, and the 2cm of play you describe probably don't mean good things for the BB either. Since it's a commuter, grab a cheapy Shimano cartidge BB and be done.
05-24-05, 04:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,467
Posted By skunkty14

Any mods to the s4? My buddy has a 2000 as well...

Any mods to the s4? My buddy has a 2000 as well with an MTM ECU, rear sway bar, front snub mount, and borla exhaust. Very nice car.
05-23-05, 09:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,467
Posted By skunkty14

I liked the vids of your 993 at Laguna Seca, must...

I liked the vids of your 993 at Laguna Seca, must have been fun to push the envelope a little.
05-23-05, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By skunkty14

Do you know the name of the trails or the name of...

Do you know the name of the trails or the name of the park they were in?
05-23-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By skunkty14

Here are some directions to Wompatuck...

Here are some directions to Wompatuck (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.251465,-71.045469&spn=.244629,.489152&saddr=newton+ma&daddr=union+street+Hingham,+MA+02043&hl=en)

I'd say google's time...
05-23-05, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By skunkty14

I can't think of anywhere near you that allows to...

I can't think of anywhere near you that allows to trail ride along a body of water. I ride primarily south of Boston and towards the Cape, so I'm not familar with good trail rides closer to your...
05-22-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By skunkty14

Are you actually in down town Boston or outside...

Are you actually in down town Boston or outside of it? If so, which direction? Do you have access to a vehicle or are you bike mobile only?

A good place to start is New England Mountain Bike...
05-20-05, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By skunkty14

It's normal. Rims will wear down, although very,...

It's normal. Rims will wear down, although very, very slowly over time. The tiny fleck of metal you see are coming from the rim. Nothing to worry about, though you can sand them out carefully if...
05-17-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By skunkty14

Clear packing tape, you can buy thick protective...

Clear packing tape, you can buy thick protective tape from a ski shop, or cut a section of an old tube and secure it with a few zip ties.
05-11-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By skunkty14

You would need the following Essentials ...

You would need the following

Essentials
Rear shifter
Rear mech.
Cassette
Chain

You also might need a rear shift cable. I don't think you'd need a new crankset or BB simply to accomplish...
05-11-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By skunkty14

The only proprietary pieces on your Jekyll is the...

The only proprietary pieces on your Jekyll is the Lefty w/ matching front hub and collar mounted rear shock. In terms of a transfer to another Cannondale frame, you should have no problems. Both...
05-11-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,428
Posted By skunkty14

Baking soda can be used as a sort of scruber as...

Baking soda can be used as a sort of scruber as well, just throw some in with some water, shake around, and it will break free some of the green crap in there. Plus it doesn't take as long to get...
05-06-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By skunkty14

Bump

Bump
05-06-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By skunkty14

I'm not sure yet, depends on my financial...

I'm not sure yet, depends on my financial situation in the next week or two. I will keep you in mind and PM you details if you are still interested.
05-06-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By skunkty14

Ellsworth Id anyone?

Anyone ride or test ride an Ellsworth Id? Impressions?


I'm getting antsy to get rid of this Jekyll frame, isn't cutting it for me anymore. Easier said than done, considering the coin I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,235
Posted By skunkty14

I'm on the fat side of things (240-250) and I run...

I'm on the fat side of things (240-250) and I run 130 in the rear, 110-115 in the front.
05-06-05, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By skunkty14

That's pretty impressive. Lot of trust between...

That's pretty impressive. Lot of trust between rider and the spotter too.

It is possible that he is blind and can still see some of the trail and the spotter offers extra detail. I have a good...
05-04-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By skunkty14

FS frame for under $500? Anything worth even...

FS frame for under $500? Anything worth even considering at that price will be used.

If it was me, I would save more money or go for a solid HT frame and build it up nice. I know you can get a...
05-03-05, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By skunkty14

Nice little project there. What kind of battery...

Nice little project there. What kind of battery are you using, looks like it hangs of the top tube of the bike? Where did you find that?
05-03-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,185
Posted By skunkty14

I just assumed new frame, new fork :o. What...

I just assumed new frame, new fork :o. What model is it, air sprung or coil? Sorry if I'm bugging you, just don't know many people who ride White Bros. so I'm curious because it seems like a nice...
05-03-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By skunkty14

What hubs did you get them built up with?

What hubs did you get them built up with?
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