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10-27-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By dsprehe89

While you're right, I am far from impoverished,...

While you're right, I am far from impoverished, but being a recent college grad means I also have thousands of $$'s of student loans that require a strict budget. Currently my budget prevents me from...
10-27-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By dsprehe89

I'm Back (kind of) and To Fix Or Replace

First off, sorry if there are quite a few typos in this post, I am doing this on an iPad and I am poor at typing on these things.

So down to it, it has been a few years since I have been on here....
10-08-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By dsprehe89

Thanks for the info on the Surly hubs. I sure...

Thanks for the info on the Surly hubs. I sure wouldn't have expected that. I would prefer to get a SS hub though, so that the rear wheel will be symmetrically dished to add strength.

As far as...
10-08-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By dsprehe89

I believe I just found the rim you are referring...

I believe I just found the rim you are referring to. Is it this (http://www.jensonusa.com/Mavic-Ex-729-Disc-26-Rim)? If so, I think I could pull it off with this...
10-08-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By dsprehe89

The front wheel is the original wheel from the...

The front wheel is the original wheel from the Mongoose I had waaaaayyyy back in the day, so I absolutely has to go. I just found this (http://www.jensonusa.com/Hubs-1/DMR-Revolver-SS-RR-Disc-Hub)...
10-08-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By dsprehe89

Beefy SS Wheelset Build

Hello All,

It's been a couple of years since I've been on here. I've been super busy finishing up my schooling, but I've finally graduated and am wanting to get back into biking for both pleasure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,517
Posted By dsprehe89

Since this is your first bike I'm assuming you...

Since this is your first bike I'm assuming you have no mechanical experience with bicycles. With that being said, I would go with one from the LBS, and make sure you get a year or 2 of free tuning...
03-12-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By dsprehe89

Besides my experience with my old Walgoose that...

Besides my experience with my old Walgoose that broke on perfectly flat terrain (after over 7 years of use that is though), my best friend had an even cheaper Walgoose that he bought the same...
12-26-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,202
Posted By dsprehe89

I got my Christmas like 3 months ago :D. It was...

I got my Christmas like 3 months ago :D. It was a used 2009 Giant Rincon frame to replace my broke walgoose. And I got this...
12-03-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By dsprehe89

I've heard of them on different posts, but never...

I've heard of them on different posts, but never seen one so didn't know what one was. That is awesome. I personally wouldn't want one cause I am usually on my seat and the added weight/cost...
12-03-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,560
Posted By dsprehe89

i only ride in regular clothes. Shorts and...

i only ride in regular clothes. Shorts and t-shirt in summer. Jeans and hoodie/coat in winter. I do hate riding in jeans though cause my pant leg occasionally gets caught in between the crank and...
12-03-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By dsprehe89

Looks like a sweet bike. I understand your...

Looks like a sweet bike. I understand your regret about your old bike and hope the new one grows on you. Just get our and ride it and enjoy it even if you currently don't like it as much as your...
12-03-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,085
Posted By dsprehe89

That is absolutely hilarious. Also ed, I...

That is absolutely hilarious.

Also ed, I will most likely get a different frame, I was just getting at I wasn't something as durable as that beast.
12-02-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,085
Posted By dsprehe89

He said he was 6'3", they only have the komodo in...

He said he was 6'3", they only have the komodo in medium and small at Jenson. Now finding one somewhere else is always possible, but it would be know where near as good of a deal!!!!



That is...
12-02-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By dsprehe89

Wouldn't he "technically" appreciate it more if...

Wouldn't he "technically" appreciate it more if he tries something old first, then tries something new to see how far it really has came and what the differences are? I'm not saying go buy an old...
11-30-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By dsprehe89

As long as it doesn't appear to have been abused...

As long as it doesn't appear to have been abused I'd say you got a pretty good deal. All the components would have been very good high quality parts back when it was new, it just all depends on how...
11-26-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By dsprehe89

Thats what I thought the first time it bent and...

Thats what I thought the first time it bent and so I took it to my LBS and had them completely untension and retension it (after I stressed the spokes). They could have done a half@$$ job, but I...
11-26-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By dsprehe89

My bike has BB5's and it doesn't squeal at all. ...

My bike has BB5's and it doesn't squeal at all. As scyclops said, while rolling slowly and applying the brakes they make some slight rubbing noise, but you will have that with all disc brakes.
11-26-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By dsprehe89

Yeah, seeing as OP is a first time MTBer, he/she...

Yeah, seeing as OP is a first time MTBer, he/she probably won't be as hard as me on wheels, but I know I would take those things out after just one drop :lol:. I have this skill of being able to...
11-25-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,536
Posted By dsprehe89

Just get a 20" SS rigid BMX bike. Those things...

Just get a 20" SS rigid BMX bike. Those things can handle literally anything you throw at them (so long as your body and skill can handle it). And are literally build for dirt jumping. I use to...
11-24-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By dsprehe89

The trails were fairly muddy so we didn't do a...

The trails were fairly muddy so we didn't do a lot of riding, but I got a few good jumps in just for the camera (which I never bring) before leaving.
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11-23-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By dsprehe89

I have 4 bikes. One is a hybrid...

I have 4 bikes. One is a hybrid (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/778158-New-Bike-First-Commuter........-For-Free?highlight=) that I got for free from a friend and I plan on using it as my...
11-23-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By dsprehe89

As long as it doesn't hurt, it wouldn't stop me...

As long as it doesn't hurt, it wouldn't stop me from doing easy rides. However, anything serious enough for me to have to stand up off the seat I would not do. So if I were in your situation I...
11-23-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By dsprehe89

Very true. I had tons of fun on these trails...

Very true. I had tons of fun on these trails back when I was a kid on my BMX bike. I need a bike that would make them more of a challenge is all that I need to make them more fun. Something like a...
11-23-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,213
Posted By dsprehe89

I didn't even realize this thread was in the 50+...

I didn't even realize this thread was in the 50+ :lol:. I'm definitely not 50+:D. This thread was just linked in this (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/783208-Thanksgiving-Day-ride-pics...)...
11-23-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,190
Posted By dsprehe89

I am not sure how good the frames are on the...

I am not sure how good the frames are on the older Yukons, however, I have a 09 Rincon and the Rincon and the Yukon were pretty much the same frame, and I love mine. They are just a basic XC HT...
11-23-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,213
Posted By dsprehe89

Madison county is where I live. To bad I am...

Madison county is where I live. To bad I am visiting/staying with my parents a little east (over in Marion/Clinton County) over thanksgiving weekend, otherwise I would take you over to SIUE's...
11-23-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By dsprehe89

I'm planning on riding either before or right...

I'm planning on riding either before or right after dinner, so I'll post some pics. However, the trails over here where my parents live are nowhere near as fun as the ones where I live.
11-23-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,190
Posted By dsprehe89

Pics, year, link, anything other than just "Giant...

Pics, year, link, anything other than just "Giant Yukon SE".
11-23-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By dsprehe89

Any modification/tuning to the bike should be...

Any modification/tuning to the bike should be done by the bike shop FOR FREE!!!! You just bought a 4K bike from them, the least they could do is spend 30 min to and hour tuning the bike properly and...
11-23-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By dsprehe89

Congrats. Sounds like you did all you homework...

Congrats. Sounds like you did all you homework and got the perfect starter bike for you. Enjoy it.
11-20-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By dsprehe89

:lol: touche :lol:

:lol: touche :lol:
11-20-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,628
Posted By dsprehe89

True, I've only used cheap discs once and that...

True, I've only used cheap discs once and that was on a walmart bike, and so I just assumed it was the fact that it was a walmart bike. I just recently switched to Avid BB5's from V-Brakes and I...
11-20-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By dsprehe89

I have concluded that there are very few...

I have concluded that there are very few "serious" roadies around here where I live. I have been on the road forum a couple of times and according to most of those peoples average times, I am super...
11-20-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By dsprehe89

Really? It is that "technical"? I have never...

Really? It is that "technical"? I have never ridden it, but am planning on doing a tour of all 200+ miles of it next summer.
11-20-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,728
Posted By dsprehe89

Here in STL we get most of our snow when it is...

Here in STL we get most of our snow when it is right around 31-34 degrees, and there is usually a lot of ice/sleet mixed in with it. I would never ride our trails with snow, but that is just because...
11-20-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,628
Posted By dsprehe89

If you can get the 3700 new for $328, and you...

If you can get the 3700 new for $328, and you like it I would say go for it. It sounds like you are just wanting it to just get your feet wet and test out the MTBing waters. And for basic trails...
11-15-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,753
Posted By dsprehe89

Me and my fiancé currently have 3 in our spare...

Me and my fiancé currently have 3 in our spare bedroom :p, and one of them is hers :D........ even though it needs replaced (it is a cheap old walmart road master that she just occasionally rides...
11-09-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By dsprehe89

You are probably right, but I would like to think...

You are probably right, but I would like to think that people who buy good MTB's use them for what they are made for. By good I mean non big box store bike. I guess that is just wishful thinking...
11-09-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,049
Posted By dsprehe89

freehub? so it has a chain built into that thin...

freehub? so it has a chain built into that thin rear swing arm? I figured having a solid axel going back would have been the more durable/longer lasting route.

Edit: Why did you choose to have...
11-09-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,049
Posted By dsprehe89

Axel driven I assume? I didn't know axel driven...

Axel driven I assume? I didn't know axel driven bikes were on the market. Also single side swing and internal gear box to go with it. Just WOW. I just needs one of those lefty forks that cannon...
11-09-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,049
Posted By dsprehe89

:lurker: :popcorn: :popcorn: :lurker:

:lurker: :popcorn: :popcorn: :lurker:
11-09-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,205
Posted By dsprehe89

Really? Really? Let me rephrase what I got out...

Really? Really? Let me rephrase what I got out of that let you think about it. "The skinnier tires are smaller in circumference thus forth they spin faster".

1) If you are literally referring...
11-09-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By dsprehe89

Good point. Let me add on to what I was saying...

Good point. Let me add on to what I was saying and make it a bit more specific. I was referring pretty much only to the MTB world, not the road or commuting world. I could see all MTB's going to...
11-08-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By dsprehe89

Iono, I don't have tubeless (YET), but I could...

Iono, I don't have tubeless (YET), but I could easily see them completely replacing tubes in the next 10-15 years. Unlike the 29er craze, where both types have their own area that they are better at...
11-08-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,941
Posted By dsprehe89

If you can get that bike with all of those...

If you can get that bike with all of those components for $1500 I say why isn't it in the mail already? (assuming it fits you well). At that price that is one heck of a deal. Seems to have a very...
11-08-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,374
Posted By dsprehe89

Don't know how great of a deal this really is,...

Don't know how great of a deal this really is, but if I had the money, and it was in my size (which it isn't :() I would definitely get it. Only 20 min left

Santa Cruz Driver 8 DH/all mountain...
11-08-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,205
Posted By dsprehe89

As I said, that is assuming the compound is the...

As I said, that is assuming the compound is the exact same. I understand that the reality never fully matches theory, and that is because you can never make 2 tires that are the exact same. Even...
11-08-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,205
Posted By dsprehe89

Drag racers run fats to run lower pressures, I go...

Drag racers run fats to run lower pressures, I go to drag races close to 8-10 times a year (by best friends dad races) and most drag racers run around 10psi. I've seen cars running 10" wide tires...
11-07-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,941
Posted By dsprehe89

OP, I don't know what trails you are planning on...

OP, I don't know what trails you are planning on riding, but I've been down there a couple of times and ridden LBL's canal loop which is pretty close to you, and a 29er FS would pretty much fit that...
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