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12-17-14, 02:09 AM
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Posted By kenhill3

My opinion 5 years later? Stay completely away...

My opinion 5 years later? Stay completely away from aluminum. Too many unknowns. Oh, and the inside of that bottle in the vid? Looks like corroded aluminum in my experience.
02-07-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By kenhill3

Add eyeletted hoops to the list.

Add eyeletted hoops to the list.
02-07-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By kenhill3

^What D said. Alloy nipples are just plain silly....

^What D said. Alloy nipples are just plain silly. I usually go for the beef and and build my wheels with straight 14ga. That's just me. And forget about radial and such lacing. Three cross has proven...
02-05-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By kenhill3

A shop mechanic can't necessarily tell if a chain...

A shop mechanic can't necessarily tell if a chain is about to break. The chain is old enough to need replacement anyways. Stuff breaks. Chains break. Get over it.

Now if it was my shop and you...
01-22-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By kenhill3

1675 grams is very light for a wheelset, and...

1675 grams is very light for a wheelset, and likely quite a bit lighter than your stock wheels, at least 300 grams.
12-30-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By kenhill3

Not much fender experience here, but IIRC...

Not much fender experience here, but IIRC Marzocchi makes/made 'integrated fenders' for their forks.
12-22-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By kenhill3

Setback seatpost would be an option.

Setback seatpost would be an option.
11-21-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By kenhill3

OP- What kind of performance issues are you...

OP- What kind of performance issues are you having?

You do realize that the tooth profiles on the chainrings will differ- they are made that way to assist in shifting.

Or, did you actually...
11-17-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By kenhill3

Forgot to wear a helmet, too.

Forgot to wear a helmet, too.
11-15-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By kenhill3

Being concerned about fitting in by what you wear...

Being concerned about fitting in by what you wear is needless and silly. Wear what you like, what works best for you.

For cold weather cycling, I wear bib tights, mtb or road.
11-13-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By kenhill3

Kenhills? I see that there's a place in...

Kenhills?

I see that there's a place in Manchester called Ken Hill. :)
11-13-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By kenhill3

Just to add, I use Permatex anti-seize on bottom...

Just to add, I use Permatex anti-seize on bottom bracket threads just to be on the safe side.
11-12-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By kenhill3

OP- Looked a bit at your Flicker photos,...

OP-

Looked a bit at your Flicker photos, gorgeous scenery and very nice photography! Looks like some of the tracks actually have some gnarly terrain. The landscape and the names like Dowbiggin are...
11-12-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By kenhill3

Hmmmmm........this all makes me wonder whether...

Hmmmmm........this all makes me wonder whether these parts may be more readily available in Asia.
11-11-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,187
Posted By kenhill3

........or XT's. Those will be my next hydros if...

........or XT's. Those will be my next hydros if these Hayes Nines ever die. Shimanos = mineral oil. How cool is that?
11-10-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,187
Posted By kenhill3

Doesn't it use DOT 3, 4 ? Certainly someone can...

Doesn't it use DOT 3, 4 ? Certainly someone can schwag ya the fluid, what's it take, 5-6 ounces?

I'll give ya $250.
11-10-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,187
Posted By kenhill3

Fantastic, Ed! You be ballin a proper trailbike...

Fantastic, Ed! You be ballin a proper trailbike now, you dog.
11-10-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By kenhill3

A cursory search reveals nothing, but you might...

A cursory search reveals nothing, but you might try a call or email to Loose Screws: http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?h=main&m=top_ten&id=854870111517

Next might be to check with bike shops...
11-08-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By kenhill3

Go with the Deore as posted from Chain Reaction....

Go with the Deore as posted from Chain Reaction. Hella good deal.
11-04-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By kenhill3

That appears to me to be a great deal. The...

That appears to me to be a great deal. The component highlight is the RockShox Recon, a decent fork that you won't feel a need to replace out of the the box. Deore hydraulic brakes are decent as...
11-04-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By kenhill3

Why do you want these and what are you trying to...

Why do you want these and what are you trying to accomplish?
11-02-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

Yes, an entertaining thread. Groundoggy- All...

Yes, an entertaining thread.

Groundoggy- All things being equal (except the brake setup), who gets to the bottom of the mountain first, discs or rim brakes?
10-28-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,375
Posted By kenhill3

$105.77 on Amazon: Shimano FC-M590 Deore...

$105.77 on Amazon:

Shimano FC-M590 Deore Hollowtech II Crankset (Black, 175-mm 48/36/26T 9 Speed)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002PTMOTE?pd=1
10-26-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By kenhill3

You didn't say whether you purchased this from an...

You didn't say whether you purchased this from an authorized dealer and if it was on warranty. I'm curious.
10-26-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By kenhill3

SH51 = single release, most folks use these ...

SH51 = single release, most folks use these

SH54 = multi release

-the cleats are embossed with those model numbers.

I have ridden SPD's for allmost 20 years now, never a problem except when...
10-25-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By kenhill3

Don't forget that as SPD cleats wear out, it...

Don't forget that as SPD cleats wear out, it becomes harder to get out.
10-24-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By kenhill3

"Content owner has not made this video avaiable...

"Content owner has not made this video avaiable in mobile."

:(
10-18-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By kenhill3

Out of the box, fairly a toss-up, tho the Fisher...

Out of the box, fairly a toss-up, tho the Fisher has a 3x10 drivetrain which would appeal to me for the wider range of gearing. Pick the one which feels better to you riding it.
10-17-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By kenhill3

I don't think that the price of aluminium has...

I don't think that the price of aluminium has gone up much for use in bicycles. It is one of the most abundant materials on earth, basically melted down dirt.
10-16-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

No grouching here. But, I still run 130mm stems...

No grouching here. But, I still run 130mm stems on my mtbs. Hopelessly living in the past XC/Norba geometry.
10-16-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

^^^What he said.

^^^What he said.
10-15-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By kenhill3

The Peugeot has listed aluminum spokes. @!!!!

The Peugeot has listed aluminum spokes.
@!!!!
10-14-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By kenhill3

I'll add to Dminor's rim suggestion and recommend...

I'll add to Dminor's rim suggestion and recommend a standard 3-cross lacing with 14ga spokes.
10-13-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,082
Posted By kenhill3

I've owned two Konas, GF also has two. Happy with...

I've owned two Konas, GF also has two. Happy with them and they don't suck.
10-12-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By kenhill3

This is sitting in my basement. Haven't gotten...

This is sitting in my basement. Haven't gotten around to melting it yet:

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd228/kenhill3/Cycling/Bikeforums%20Posts/p20110622-100316.jpg
10-12-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

^Thanks for that, really I haven't followed...

^Thanks for that, really I haven't followed product innovations much in the last few years- getting more tension is a logical place to tweak performance, albeit at the loss of 'light action' . A...
10-12-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

^Really big hands here, too. It would be nice to...

^Really big hands here, too. It would be nice to have a larger diameter bar, but, alas, most all mtb bars are 7/8" dia. at the grip area. The 31.8mm refers to the bulge dia. at the stem.
10-12-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

Disc brakes enable you to go faster.

Disc brakes enable you to go faster.
10-12-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,485
Posted By kenhill3

@ RobertFrapples- Rear derailleurs with...

@ RobertFrapples-

Rear derailleurs with clutches? Never knew about this. I must be a retrogrouch.
10-08-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By kenhill3

^^Yeah, and you had the right of way.

^^Yeah, and you had the right of way.
10-05-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By kenhill3

Wetting agents or oils :eek: are unecessary for...

Wetting agents or oils :eek: are unecessary for mounting/dismounting mtb tires.

Daspydyr, didn't know you were such a hipster. Brakeless fixie next?
10-04-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,554
Posted By kenhill3

I've had a couple of Jandd seat bags for my road...

I've had a couple of Jandd seat bags for my road and mtbs for 15+ years and they have been awesome for my purposes. The seat clamps have begun to wear some holes thru the material, but when I replace...
10-01-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,678
Posted By kenhill3

Yeah, I posted Sheldon to show how the brake...

Yeah, I posted Sheldon to show how the brake functioned, and from that description I would indeed do like you and mount them to observe rhe action and identify which is which. Good thing ya gots...
09-30-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,678
Posted By kenhill3

Here's what Sheldon Brown had to say about...

Here's what Sheldon Brown had to say about self-energizing cantilever brakes, in the context of tandems:

Self-Energizing Cantilevers

Because of the myth that conventional cantilevers aren't...
09-22-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By kenhill3

Look at the lettering embossed or printed on the...

Look at the lettering embossed or printed on the sidewall of the tire(s). It will state rhe maximum tire pressure (psi/bar) recommended. I would suggest that you not exceed that pressure.
09-15-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By kenhill3

Sorry, can't offer any experience/advice for the...

Sorry, can't offer any experience/advice for the big guys.

Have you checked into the clydesdale/athena forum here?
08-29-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By kenhill3

No.

No.
08-11-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By kenhill3

Op- Here's your search results page for...

Op-

Here's your search results page for 'hands numb' :

http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=6114962
08-08-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By kenhill3

Excellent, Doug. Is Maelstrom still up...

Excellent, Doug.

Is Maelstrom still up there?
08-04-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By kenhill3

Amazing, indeed, Doug. Died and gone to heaven....

Amazing, indeed, Doug. Died and gone to heaven. Bucket list. All that and more.

We were there last year about this same time. Has it been dry there?

We stayed at Avaa hotel for about $90 a...
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