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03-10-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,036
Posted By Fleet

I'm 6'5", started at 335lbs on a Specialized...

I'm 6'5", started at 335lbs on a Specialized Hardrock Sport. Totally stock. Replaced the fork after 3 months. Great upgrade. Now no issues at all. Last year, at 290lbs, I got a Kona Dew. It is...
03-27-08, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fleet

I'm about your size and had your budget for each...

I'm about your size and had your budget for each of my bikes. My mountain bike is a Hardrock Sport. It cost about $350 in a 23" size. It is a solid bike, but the fork (Suntour) couldn't hold my...
10-26-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Fleet

He probably should look at a bike with a rigid...

He probably should look at a bike with a rigid fork, and no suspension with the seatpost. With a steel frame, that will be a tank. Hardrock is good - that's what I started with. But I had a lot of...
10-26-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Fleet

I have a base model hardrock from 2002, and the...

I have a base model hardrock from 2002, and the upgrades I've done are:

Pedals - stock ones are too small $20
Seat - Didn't like the stock seat for long rides - $60
Fork - the stock fork...
08-29-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,308
Posted By Fleet

That looks like a pretty good deal you got there....

That looks like a pretty good deal you got there. If you don't like the suspension seat post, thats easily changed. The only accessory I would also look into is a blinker light for the back if its...
08-28-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,308
Posted By Fleet

I bought my Hardrock off of Craigslist for about...

I bought my Hardrock off of Craigslist for about $120 about 4 years ago. It was 2 years old and originally cost $400. I would suggest you keep searching for a mountain bike. I am of course partial...
08-20-07, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Fleet

Thanks for the replies. I'm getting a little...

Thanks for the replies. I'm getting a little clearer in my head in regards to whats required for an upgrade. I'm going to replace the cranks for sure. The chain is a no-brainer too. That's $20. ...
08-20-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Fleet

Upgrading Cranks / Cassette

Hello everyone,

I'm continuing on my quest to upgrade my Specialized Hardrock mountain bike. So far, I've swapped out the fork from the Suntour to a RockShox Tora 318, with great success. Really...
08-20-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Fleet

I have a Kona Dew, base model in the largest...

I have a Kona Dew, base model in the largest size. Probably exactly what you want. I like it a lot - I'm 6'5" 290lbs, and no issues at all after 3 months. None. I have been careful to keep the...
08-01-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Fleet

I have both a Hardrock and a Kona Dew. The Dew...

I have both a Hardrock and a Kona Dew. The Dew is very quick on the road compared to the Hardrock. Of course it is not built like a tank. Both are about the same price (~$400) and will handle your...
07-25-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,439
Posted By Fleet

I just got my Hardrock back from the mechanic...

I just got my Hardrock back from the mechanic last night, and I have a new fork now. I had him switch out the stock Suntour SR fork with a Tora 318 Air fork. I've only ridden it a few miles on the...
07-05-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,809
Posted By Fleet

I have CrankBothers 5050 Platforms on my bike. ...

I have CrankBothers 5050 Platforms on my bike. They are short, but fat. Imagine that. Very sticky with my gym shoes.
07-04-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,439
Posted By Fleet

As for upgrading as they break, I can see...

As for upgrading as they break, I can see that...in fact I'm doing that now! :) I just question when I see people change everything out on an entry level bike all at once. I do see the value of...
07-04-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,439
Posted By Fleet

Upgrading?

I too am caught up in the upgrade syndrome for my Hardrock, but I'm trying to keep it realistic. I am real real tempted to go all out and strip out the cranks, derailers, chain, shifters, brakes,...
07-03-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,439
Posted By Fleet

Glad to hear about your success with your...

Glad to hear about your success with your Hardrock Sport. I have an 02 Hardrock base model that I'm getting back together. I destroyed the front fork and put it away. I bought a new bike, but...
06-29-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,751
Posted By Fleet

Hardrock Crankset Recommendation?

Right when I get my Hardrock up and running again, something else goes wrong. I bent the crankset on my 02 Hardrock A1 FS. Its the cheap Hardrock from 2002.

This bike is equipped with:...
06-26-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Fleet

Ah this is why I like this forum - new ideas. I...

Ah this is why I like this forum - new ideas. I never thought of putting a rigid fork on my Hardrock. Not sure I like that idea, but it is different. A rigid would definately be able to handle my...
06-26-07, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Fleet

FatGuy Fork?

Hi everyone - it's been a couple of weeks since I last posted about replacing the fork on my bike. I'm down to 3 choices, and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?

For background, I'm...
06-20-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,246
Posted By Fleet

Kona Dew Seatpost Size?

Hello everyone,

I have a new Kona Dew, and I would like to get a Thomson seat post for it. I took out the Kona seatpost, and couldn't find the size on it. Anyone know where to find the size of...
06-15-07, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Fleet

I'd like one of these also, but am worried about...

I'd like one of these also, but am worried about it being long enough. Once the measurements are out, any way to purchase without going through ChristianShopper?
06-14-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Fleet

Funny this got brought up. I was cruising around...

Funny this got brought up. I was cruising around the neighborhood, and was thinking that I need to slow down because there's so much weight barreling down the road, and don't want to run into...
06-09-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Fleet

These look good.

These look good.
06-06-07, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Fleet

I bought the Dew at Continental Bike Shop in...

I bought the Dew at Continental Bike Shop in Hazel Park. I was very impressed with their attention to fitting me and the bike. Hard to negotiate down on price, but quality service.
06-06-07, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Fleet

Bought a Kona Dew

My extensive bike search is over...for a while. I really wanted a new mountain bike, but couldn't find one that fit well with good components. I had pretty much decided to wait for the new model...
06-05-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Fleet

Andymac - that is a fantastic writeup. Thanks a...

Andymac - that is a fantastic writeup. Thanks a lot. Very informative. I wasn't complaining about 2" of seat tube though - but what seemed like 2 feet of seat tube showing - I was up in the...
06-05-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Fleet

Yeah, that's an interesting thought, bdinger, but...

Yeah, that's an interesting thought, bdinger, but I think I'll just wait a month for the 08s. I like to kick the tires before I buy any vehicle!
06-05-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Fleet

I called up another Specialized store in...

I called up another Specialized store in Dearborn, and they checked the computer and told me that Specialized was sold out of 23" Rockhoppers for 07, and the 08's should be out in a month. Right...
06-05-07, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Fleet

Thanks for the replies on my vent post! That...

Thanks for the replies on my vent post! That Rockhopper does look interesting. It appears to be bigger than the Cannondale and Trek ones. My Hardrock is a size 23, so this should be pretty close. ...
06-04-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Fleet

I can't find a big mountain bike

I've been searching for a new bike for a few weeks now. I currently have a size 23 HardRock that needs a new shock. I figured instead of investing in an old, cheap bike, I'd upgrade to something...
05-29-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Fleet

Thanks

Thanks for all the information. I believe the correct type of bike for my uses is a CycloCross bike. It's made for road use and can take a trail if needed. Its faster than my old bike. The only...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,951
Posted By Fleet

How to sit on a Brooks?

I have a new Brooks B17 saddle on my hybrid bike. I expected a break in period, so no big deal there. As silly as it sounds :o , I just don't know where to position myself on the saddle. All the...
05-09-07, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Fleet

What Type Of Bike

Hello Everybody. It's been a while since I've been on this site. This particular subforum wasn't around back then. Good to see its here. As a Clyde, I'm looking for a new bike. My current one is...
04-05-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By Fleet

hitch rack advice - Thule Expressway vs Yakima Kingpin?

Hello Everyone,

I'm looking to get a 4-bike hitch rack for my SUV. I've narrowed it down to 2 choices: Thule Expressway or Yakima Kingpin.

I will be using this mostly with 1 or 2 bikes for...
10-26-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,279
Posted By Fleet

The instructions that came with my B17 said it...

The instructions that came with my B17 said it was okay to do so. It said that many riders apply to the u nderside for complete coverage. Personally, I put one coat on the underside, and 3 coats on...
10-14-05, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By Fleet

Careful, it's not a good idea to play in traffic....

Careful, it's not a good idea to play in traffic. You or the dogs may get more than they bargained for.
10-14-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,806
Posted By Fleet

What are the details you have? It's a wonder...

What are the details you have?

It's a wonder the story of the busboy spiraling downward never made the rounds of the neighborhood gossips. Around here, they gossip like desperate housewives. Not...
09-30-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 83,493
Posted By Fleet

I am a similar situation as you are. I'm 6'5 and...

I am a similar situation as you are. I'm 6'5 and 275, but didn't have the $$ for a high end setup. I started riding a bike to lose weight. I bought a used steel-framed bike for $50, and am happy...
09-22-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,692
Posted By Fleet

Wow! That's a lot of info on alloy seat posts! ...

Wow! That's a lot of info on alloy seat posts! Now I know that Alloy means Aluminum. Thank you for that. I'm now in the process of finding a 26.4 seat post that is at least 350mm. My current one...
09-16-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,692
Posted By Fleet

Grease Alloy Seatpost?

Hello,

I'm a newbie, and I need tor replace my seat post. I hope this is in the right forum.

I currently have a 26.4 alloy seat post, and need a longer one. I was fitted at a bike shop today,...
09-10-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Fleet

I wear a coolmax cap under my helmet. Keeps the...

I wear a coolmax cap under my helmet. Keeps the sweat out of my eyes as well as keep my bald dome cooler.
09-09-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Fleet

Thanks for the info everyone. I should have...

Thanks for the info everyone. I should have given a little more info. I have a comfort bike that I ride sitting up with my handlebars well above my seat. So, would a brooks with a spring (Flyer)...
09-09-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Fleet

Clydesdale Brooks Recommendation?

Hello,

I am a newbie, looking for a new seat for my bike. I'm considering the Brooks line since they are so highly recommended here along with a couple of others. I am a clydesdale rider, 6'5",...
09-09-05, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fleet

Thank you for that link. That is very helpful. ...

Thank you for that link. That is very helpful. Still, if anyone has any acual experience with the ABS Super Saddle, please let me know. Either post here, or PM me. If not, then we can probably...
09-08-05, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fleet

Thank you for the evaluation, Raiyn. What is...

Thank you for the evaluation, Raiyn. What is "crap" about it? What didn't you like when you tried it out?

Thanks for any help
09-08-05, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fleet

It's been a year since this thread was updated. ...

It's been a year since this thread was updated. Does anyone have any experience with this saddle? ABS is still in business. I am looking for a replacement seat that will help with numbness in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,523
Posted By Fleet

I don't know if I would trust a handlebar mount...

I don't know if I would trust a handlebar mount to hold an Ipod. I personally use an armband ipod holder for my ipod mini when I run.

On a bike, with all the bumping going on, I would worry...
05-25-05, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Fleet

Please don't tell me you took your bike to...

Please don't tell me you took your bike to American Cycle and Fitness on Big Beaver?!?![/QUOTE]


Funny you should mention them - I live around the corner from there, and that was the bike shop I...
05-25-05, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Fleet

Hand Me Down Bike Tuneup

Hello,

I am very new to cycling again. In fact, I have only ridden a bike for 5 minutes in the last 20 years, and that was last night. A friend of mine gave me his old bike and I want to begin...
Forum: Introductions
05-25-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Fleet

Hello, I've been surfing this site for a...

Hello,

I've been surfing this site for a couple of weeks, and I am ready to start cycling again. I haven't ridden a bike since I was a kid. I am a little worried about riding in the suburbs on...
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