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10-03-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,969
Posted By Hal Fisher

$25? I was never a sucker to pay too much for...

$25? I was never a sucker to pay too much for something. This one is $8 and it's way overpriced:...
10-03-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,969
Posted By Hal Fisher

What a jerk. Seat posts HAVE-TO-HAVE quick...

What a jerk. Seat posts HAVE-TO-HAVE quick releases so you can adjust the seat height when going up or down hills. They certainly are not $25, more like $2.50. I can guarantee a manufacturer like...
09-26-07, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Hal Fisher

If you're going through a lot of these maybe...

If you're going through a lot of these maybe practice a little avoidance of things that would smash the dérailleur? Got to believe it's worth not walking it for miles. Rapid Rise is awesome. I've...
08-07-07, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,309
Posted By Hal Fisher

If it has your area, check out www.Craigslist.com...

If it has your area, check out www.Craigslist.com (http://www.Craigslist.com) for a good used bike. $400 wasn't going to buy the best anyway so you might be able to do better with used instead of...
07-12-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Hal Fisher

Like the end part after the credits the most.

Like the end part after the credits the most.
07-04-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,372
Posted By Hal Fisher

My foot pump does not screw on, it has a flip...

My foot pump does not screw on, it has a flip lever that clamps on but not very well. I guess you answered my question. A screw converter for my pump or a dedicated gauge is probably a better way to...
07-04-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,372
Posted By Hal Fisher

How do you get an accurate reading with presta...

How do you get an accurate reading with presta valves? I mean the guage on my pump just flys up and down when I'm adding so I have no idea what pressure I'm at.
07-02-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By Hal Fisher

When I saw what kona had for '07 I scrambled to...

When I saw what kona had for '07 I scrambled to get a '06.

Hal
07-02-07, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Hal Fisher

Sorry, meant rear shock, not forks. Mountainspeed...

Sorry, meant rear shock, not forks. Mountainspeed not turning up any usefully hits and mountainspeed.com goes to mrp. Columbia does seem to have some springs but only a 350 and not the 400 I was...
07-02-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Hal Fisher

Vendor for Fox shock replacement springs?

I've searched but unable to find a vendor that sells replacement springs for fox shocks. Specifically I'd like a 400 or 350 lb. for a '06 vanilla R that is 2.39".
07-02-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Hal Fisher

Best place to buy Fox shock spring?

I've searched but unable to find a vendor that sells replacement springs for fox shocks. Specifically I'd like a 400 or 350 lb. for a '06 vanilla R that is 2.39".
06-30-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 28,697
Posted By Hal Fisher

I try to avoid all brands. I also avoids bushes,...

I try to avoid all brands. I also avoids bushes, trees, walls, cars, buses, trains, and pretty much anything that my 5" of travel can't soak up.
06-24-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Hal Fisher

Make sure the kona geometry works for you. ...

Make sure the kona geometry works for you. Quick-n-easy test is to ride the bike in as small a circle as you can. A bike should feel very neutral and handle as tight a circle as imaginable (on a...
06-22-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By Hal Fisher

A little too far to walk and that's not the point...

A little too far to walk and that's not the point anyway. I am using the desire to go somewhere just to get exercise in. I'll just have to get the security bolts that I can to remove the threat...
06-22-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By Hal Fisher

where do you get torx bolts from?

where do you get torx bolts from?
06-22-07, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By Hal Fisher

Just want this so I can do things real fast. I...

Just want this so I can do things real fast. I also don't live in an area where much theft occurs (really). Now almost all areas are far worse than this area, it's just ALL middle/upper age/class...
06-22-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By Hal Fisher

Yea, the allen head stuff does very little I...

Yea, the allen head stuff does very little I guess. They make locking bolts for the rims and seatpost but why don't they make them for the rear shock as well?
06-22-07, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By Hal Fisher

Theft Deterents.

I have a full suspension with a lot of components on it worth stealing. Is there any way to keep a bike safely locked up when shopping? I am considering removing all quick release components and...
06-21-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,518
Posted By Hal Fisher

I don't feel any pedal bob on my full suspension...

I don't feel any pedal bob on my full suspension kona dawg, but then again I don't do mad sprints anymore. HT may feel lighter and stiffer but I like the added benefit from some suspension under my...
06-20-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Hal Fisher

+1 on the sram with quick release, espeicially if...

+1 on the sram with quick release, espeicially if you're planning on changing either derailleurs or need to clean the chain often.
06-18-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Hal Fisher

I liked those "cheap" disk brakes! Hayes isn't...

I liked those "cheap" disk brakes! Hayes isn't bad. I also liked the Alivo rear derailleur but it did go out of adjustment a bit. But maybe I didn't know enough at the time on how to adjust it...
06-18-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Hal Fisher

I had a mesa. Nice bike but seems more like a...

I had a mesa. Nice bike but seems more like a BMX type layout (low). Have you considered an Iron Horse? I had a Maverick 5.5 and liked it a lot. They (IH) can go on sale down to $360 out the door...
06-17-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

I was able to do something really cool after...

I was able to do something really cool after installing the RR. I put a small rubberband around both the hi/low shift levers right where they cross underneath and now there is no play to upshift so...
06-16-07, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

It would be nice to have a shorter throw on the...

It would be nice to have a shorter throw on the thumb side now that a longer one is not needed (moving to the lower, smaller cogs can't take that much effort). It's just ridicules how much they...
06-15-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

Just installed the rr and it certainly is quicker...

Just installed the rr and it certainly is quicker to downshift. Can whip down far faster than I could using the original deore traditional rd. Under load I'd say the original style might be...
06-15-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

I expect the ramps of the cassette are always...

I expect the ramps of the cassette are always used to guide the chain and the tension is constent reguardless which system is used. I am wondering if the cable stretches slower, requiring less...
06-14-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

Shimano's own argument is that it makes for...

Shimano's own argument is that it makes for faster down shifting and ability to have a limp home mode. It has been a long time since I've ridden so I might take to rapid rise much easier than most....
06-14-07, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

I must admit I am usually dashing to jump down...

I must admit I am usually dashing to jump down gears before I need them. But then again it is nice to whip up threw the gears. I'll see how it feels and report back.
06-14-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

True, but a poor derailleur will exacerbate any...

True, but a poor derailleur will exacerbate any problem. The original XTR rapid rise had such a problem of constently going out of adjustment that even the company admitted to the issue.
06-14-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Hal Fisher

Now that I think about it I remember as a kid I...

Now that I think about it I remember as a kid I was constently patching my tubes. They seem to last long enough to have a few patches on the tube before I threw it out. But that was like 40 years...
06-14-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Hal Fisher

Is a patched tire reliable?

Of course I mean with a decent job of installing them but is there an inherent problem with patches that they just don't last?
06-14-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Hal Fisher

Any Problems with Shimano Rapid Rise XT?

I am considering going with a Shimano XT rapid rise rd (long cage for 9 speed). I noticed on MTBR.com there were a lot of reports that it ghost shifts. I was curious if this is caused by using an...
06-13-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,073
Posted By Hal Fisher

I just got done patching. Made the mistake of...

I just got done patching. Made the mistake of using the wrong side of the patch as well (clear side, not the blue side). It didn't hold at all. Maybe you have a different type patch but if it has...
06-13-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hal Fisher

The link is from MTBR.com, a well known site for...

The link is from MTBR.com, a well known site for mountain bike component reviews by owners. Starting on the post from 12/29/2006 and back are numerous mentions of ghost shifting problems with this...
06-13-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hal Fisher

Well I'm not so sure the kinks have been worked...

Well I'm not so sure the kinks have been worked out. Like I said, a lot of comments on the review board are they do have a problem with ghost shifting.
06-13-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hal Fisher

These ghost shifting remarks were all fairly new...

These ghost shifting remarks were all fairly new comments. Guess I'll have to try it to know for sure. I am actually getting this derailleur because I want a reverse shifting setup. I keep hitting...
06-13-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hal Fisher

The idea that it will ghost shift comes from the...

The idea that it will ghost shift comes from the many comments on MTBR.com.
06-13-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hal Fisher

(m760) Rapid Rise with Deore Shifter?

Does the newest rapid rise shimano derailleur (m760) work OK with a Deore shifter or does it ghost shift unless you pair it with XT or better rapid fire shifter?
06-09-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Hal Fisher

You could tell the ladies you have a 9" stem. ...

You could tell the ladies you have a 9" stem. But just don't tell them you had it cut to measure, that would horrify them.
06-09-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Hal Fisher

Did it make much of a difference that the...

Did it make much of a difference that the bashguard only has 40 teeth on it instead of the stock 44?

Also, it seems like there is a heck of a gap now between the bashguard and the front...
06-08-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Hal Fisher

I adjust my seat to give me the best leg...

I adjust my seat to give me the best leg extension without over doing it. I don't think there is any other way to have it(?) Too short a distance and your legs will get tired very quickly. There is...
06-06-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Hal Fisher

Hate to tell you but that fork does not have...

Hate to tell you but that fork does not have rebound adjust. It is a nice smooth fork but does not have that feature.
06-05-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Hal Fisher

I hope you haven't completed your english units...

I hope you haven't completed your english units yet.
06-02-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By Hal Fisher

Don't rush your decision. Just keep going back...

Don't rush your decision. Just keep going back for test rides until you are sure on which bike you want. I had a Maverick 5.5 and liked it a lot but never tried a Trek.
05-30-07, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Hal Fisher

Front Derailleur clamp size on Kona Dawg?

Anyone know the front derailleur clamp size of a '06 Kona Dawg? It looks like a 34.9 or 1 3/8 but can't seem to find the info anywhere (and the kona tech site is down).
05-25-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,053
Posted By Hal Fisher

Easy. An Iron Horse Maverick 5.5. I just traded...

Easy. An Iron Horse Maverick 5.5. I just traded up to a Kona fs but that 5.5 was a sweet, solid bike. It was $360 US $. I wish I could have kept it. It felt like I was taking my dog to the pound the...
05-24-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Hal Fisher

Didn't know they were completely different...

Didn't know they were completely different diameter chains.

The chain hits on the bottom of the very beginning to the swingarm, not so much underneath the arm. Kona has a very odd design right...
05-24-07, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Hal Fisher

Well I guess never mind. They just have that...

Well I guess never mind. They just have that section of the frame so low the chain will easily hit when in the smallest front gear, nothing can really be done about it.
05-24-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Hal Fisher

Anyone try a 8-speed chain on a 9-speed Kona?

The chain slaps a lot on my Kona dawg due to its geometery. Anyone try using a 8-speed chain on a 9-speed to give it better clearence?

Hal
05-24-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By Hal Fisher

The tool needed is a 8mm hex (not 12mm like book...

The tool needed is a 8mm hex (not 12mm like book said).

Drop air in both legs and open Right leg (no need to remove oil). Can be done with a 7" hex if you completely drop the fork (keep removing...
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