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05-16-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Skepsis

Your bike shop also offers more services when you...

Your bike shop also offers more services when you buy a bike from them. That should include a fitting as well as at least a years worth of service.
05-11-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By Skepsis

You might be surprised how many people who work...

You might be surprised how many people who work in bike shops don't actually ride regularly....kinda scary
05-03-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By Skepsis

Hose and wipe down after every ride. Clean chain...

Hose and wipe down after every ride. Clean chain (degreaser in a rag and run chain through it) every two weeks or so and re-lube. Clean braking surfaces and pads maybe once a month. I'm a little bit...
05-03-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Skepsis

Good luck man. Sounds like you are on the right...

Good luck man. Sounds like you are on the right path so far. I would add that you should spend your money where it matters. Most important is your frame (get something that feels comfortable and fits...
04-30-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Skepsis

In response to 3- lower that seat! In response...

In response to 3- lower that seat!
In response to 8- no it is not a good idea. i run my tires at 20 psi.


Trying to remember back to my first few months, and the tips that I found useful.......
04-30-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Skepsis

For $500, I'd be surprised if you could find a...

For $500, I'd be surprised if you could find a decent hardtail. Might be able to get a decent rigid for that though.
04-30-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Skepsis

Generally, old mountain bikes do not hold their...

Generally, old mountain bikes do not hold their value. The rate that technology pushes the sport is so fast, that older stuff doesn't perform nearly as well as the new stuff, in my opinion. Some...
04-30-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Skepsis

I have nothing but bad things to say about Kenda...

I have nothing but bad things to say about Kenda Nevegals. I use WTB Mutano 2.2 tires on my rig, but they work best with a little bit of dampness on the ground. I generally like WTB products though,...
04-29-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By Skepsis

That is really disheartening. Today there is...

That is really disheartening. Today there is still a decent market for rigid mtb forks, especially with 29ers and SS and such. I see rigid carbon 29er forks for sale at my local shop.
04-29-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,747
Posted By Skepsis

Barracuda made some very cool bikes. I have two...

Barracuda made some very cool bikes. I have two stored in my garage.
04-29-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,822
Posted By Skepsis

I wonder if it's possible to blow your tires off...

I wonder if it's possible to blow your tires off the rim while riding?
10-10-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Skepsis

Alright, thanks again for the information. this...

Alright, thanks again for the information. this site has been so useful with this project. last question, so typically when you buy wheels do they come assembled or or not?
10-09-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Skepsis

thanks for the links! Im sure not all freewheels...

thanks for the links! Im sure not all freewheels fit the axle I have. If I am getting new wheels, would a replacement freewheel still fit? Also, I am wondering if I should stick w/ 27" rims or I've...
10-09-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Skepsis

So just an update, replaced the chain and fixed...

So just an update, replaced the chain and fixed up what I could. I have come to the conclusion that I need a new cassette. The new chain did not fix the problem of chain skipping. But do they even...
10-05-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Skepsis

So I am looking at SRAM chains and they only...

So I am looking at SRAM chains and they only offer 8, 9, and 10 speed chains. Are these compatible with a 5 speed rear cassette?
10-05-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Skepsis

Ok, thanks guys. I'm excited now. One more quick...

Ok, thanks guys. I'm excited now. One more quick question, and I'm sure this is a controversial one. Is it worth it?
10-04-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Skepsis

Rebuilding '73 Schwinn Conti

Hi, just recently came into possession of my dad's old Schwinn Continental and I have been working to make it my daily commuter. So far i disassembled it, cleaned everything, lubricated and packed...
10-02-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Skepsis

Oh crap I think your right. In that case the...

Oh crap I think your right. In that case the chain is reaaaally stretched. wondering if i have to replace the cassette too. on a bike this old its not worth the new parts. maybe I will find a local...
10-02-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Skepsis

Chain Skipping?

Hello, I have a 1973 Schwinn Continental that I ride as a commuter. It previously belonged to my father and I cleaned and fixed it up not too long ago. Currently it will go into all speeds but when...
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