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09-30-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Grimlock

-It looks better. -There is often...

-It looks better.
-There is often inflation-related information nearby, as the sticker is usually at the valve hole.
-If you get a flat, you can easily reference the tire when you find where the...
12-08-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By Grimlock

Definitely leave it on. It looks cool as is,...

Definitely leave it on. It looks cool as is, doesn't weigh much and feels a lot better to dig your calf into than the bare chainring.
11-27-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By Grimlock

Nicer shifters are usually easier to shift. A...

Nicer shifters are usually easier to shift. A teflon-coated shift cable and new housing will make much more difference than whatever cheap gripshift you will end up with.
11-10-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By Grimlock

Xprezo - Fabrication 100% canadienne...

Xprezo - Fabrication 100% canadienne (http://www.xprezo.ca/en/)

You're not going to find something cheap and light and steel.
10-01-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,040
Posted By Grimlock

That they were offering a new frame or a $250...

That they were offering a new frame or a $250 credit should indicate how far their warranty goes. $250 would not cover a new bike so there should be no expectation a brand new bike was an option. As...
09-17-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Grimlock

The 19 year old mountain bike you currently own...

The 19 year old mountain bike you currently own is entirely comprised of used and outdated parts. The amount of travel in your current fork has been relegated to hybrid forks. Dampening technology...
09-12-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By Grimlock

Don't do it. It will break before you make it...

Don't do it. It will break before you make it around the block.
07-23-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By Grimlock

Do you work at a shop or a distributor? Where are...

Do you work at a shop or a distributor? Where are you seeing these broken carbon frames?

Nevermind the carbon boogeyman, OP. Get carbon if you can afford it, though it surely won't come in under...
07-16-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By Grimlock

Whatever cracked your knockoff carbon frame would...

Whatever cracked your knockoff carbon frame would have also done a number on a new carbon frame or an aluminum frame. I'm sorry you took a risk and got burned by it.
07-02-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,745
Posted By Grimlock

I really like this poem.

I really like this poem.
07-01-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,745
Posted By Grimlock

Don't get the Descent. Especially if you're going...

Don't get the Descent. Especially if you're going to be spending a fair amount of time on the road, the rear suspension is the last thing you want. Go into Framework and talk to them. Anything...
06-28-14, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,921
Posted By Grimlock

It will certainly fit. The 1mm difference in...

It will certainly fit. The 1mm difference in width will not be noticeable.
06-15-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Grimlock

It probably won't. I'm pretty sure 9spd and 10spd...

It probably won't. I'm pretty sure 9spd and 10spd Sram derailleurs have different pull-ratio requirements because of different anchoring points.

Sorry.
04-25-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By Grimlock

i'm glad someone finally shed some light on this.

i'm glad someone finally shed some light on this.
04-25-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By Grimlock

It could be a dozen different things, from a...

It could be a dozen different things, from a warped rotor to play in the fork stanchions. Instead of fiddling with the headset or doing something silly like putting lube on the rotor, bring it to a...
03-30-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Grimlock

Don't go to Sportchek. If you're getting a...

Don't go to Sportchek.

If you're getting a bike for riding on pavement and gravel, DON'T get a full suspension. In fact, it may be more reasonable and cost effective to update the bike you...
03-27-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Grimlock

In Canada, Kona calls itself Canadian. In the...

In Canada, Kona calls itself Canadian. In the states, they're "from" Washington".

Murse: Go to your local bike shop and talk to a nice staff person. Ride a few bikes. Go to another local bike...
03-17-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By Grimlock

I was really hoping this was a Maelstrom-era...

I was really hoping this was a Maelstrom-era holdover thread that had been resuscitated over and over like the "V-brake versus canti" debate.

To be constructive: Is there any way you could...
03-03-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Grimlock

Is it possible the wheel you're using now is a...

Is it possible the wheel you're using now is a loaner wheel while they wait for a warrantied wheel from Trek? You should go back to the shop and talk to them. I'm sure they have better explanations...
02-11-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 60,656
Posted By Grimlock

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THAT PANEER TO MAKE IT...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THAT PANEER TO MAKE IT TITS!?!?! Also, making your own pannier is way less delicious.
02-05-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By Grimlock

Use the 9spd chain for your 9spd cassette. Your...

Use the 9spd chain for your 9spd cassette. Your bike will thank you.
02-03-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Grimlock

I was rooting for the Seahawks last night (even...

I was rooting for the Seahawks last night (even though I'm a Wes Welker fan) but I take issue with any Superb Owl winners calling themselves "World Champions". We can reconsider when more than one...
12-12-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 60,656
Posted By Grimlock

The "brifter" (I hate that word) levers aren't...

The "brifter" (I hate that word) levers aren't long-pull. They're long levers activating short-pull brakes. The interrupters are shorter levers with the same leverage, so there's less physical travel...
12-11-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 60,656
Posted By Grimlock

Please define "faster".

Please define "faster".
11-14-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Grimlock

The tire doesn't rub on the front derailleur when...

The tire doesn't rub on the front derailleur when you move it to the granny ring? Keep an eye on it. If your wheel develops any wobble or picks up a lot of mud, you may hear the whirring sound of...
11-08-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Grimlock

Breaks guarnateed! Alwats breaks!

Breaks guarnateed! Alwats breaks!
10-11-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 60,656
Posted By Grimlock

If you're committed to those levers, you'll need...

If you're committed to those levers, you'll need either cantilevers or mini-V's. A regular V-brake won't work well.
10-11-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 60,656
Posted By Grimlock

Are you using road brake levers or mountain...

Are you using road brake levers or mountain (v-brake) levers?

Edit: First, I come back and then this thread. It's like 2006 never left.
10-07-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,000
Posted By Grimlock

You're bending axles because you're running a...

You're bending axles because you're running a freewheel instead of a freehub on the rear. If the only problem you had with the bike was bending axles, buy a new rear wheel and cassette; you'll be...
09-25-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,484
Posted By Grimlock

Is your Komodo internal or external? Why not...

Is your Komodo internal or external? Why not replace the bottom cup with a 44mm 1.5" and run a tapered fork? You can probably also find lowers cheap if you find an otherwise perfect QR15 fork.
...
06-22-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,021
Posted By Grimlock

Zen, that sounds like a reasonable weight for a...

Zen, that sounds like a reasonable weight for a dually at that price.
06-22-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Grimlock

Cheap cranks installed properly will stay...

Cheap cranks installed properly will stay installed virtually forever. A $1000 crankset installed improperly will fall apart and make you unhappy. Bring the bike back to a reputable mechanic and ask...
06-21-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Grimlock

It might not be broken. Bring it back to where...

It might not be broken. Bring it back to where you bought it and get them to reinstall it, with gusto. If the taper has been mangled, the store that assembled it should give you a new one.
06-21-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Grimlock

I totally understand. The 1.5" crown race...

I totally understand. The 1.5" crown race installer at my shop is ABS tubing I bought at Home Depot for >$10. I just wanted to make a distinction between "good enough most of the time" and "100%...
06-19-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Grimlock

Amen, D. There are times when I stick the short...

Amen, D. There are times when I stick the short end of the 5mm into the derailleur bolt and reef on it because I have a pretty good idea of where I should be bending the hanger. There are other times...
06-19-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Grimlock

I do hate to poke the fire but isn't it easier to...

I do hate to poke the fire but isn't it easier to accurately adjust something with a tool designed for the job?
06-10-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Grimlock

The problem, Tiger, that I and a few others have...

The problem, Tiger, that I and a few others have is that you state that you aren't an expert on carbon and then go on to state opinions on carbon that wouldn't have been out of place in the '80s but...
06-09-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Grimlock

Ugh. This thread is full of a lot of speculation...

Ugh. This thread is full of a lot of speculation by people who have never spent time on carbon mountain bikes and people who don't have materials engineering experience. If carbon trail bikes...
06-07-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Grimlock

Jokes aside, they're totally fine for everything...

Jokes aside, they're totally fine for everything but snorkelling.
06-07-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Grimlock

Though I'm more of a Mackenzie King guy myself,...

Though I'm more of a Mackenzie King guy myself, Wilf's poem speaks the truth. It looks like a crack. Bring it to a dealer before riding it any more.
06-03-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Grimlock

BikeRadar says that you can feel the flex when...

BikeRadar says that you can feel the flex when trackstanding or riding off-road but not while mashing on the road? I call BS.
05-21-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Grimlock

It sounds super inefficient (and gimmicky)....

It sounds super inefficient (and gimmicky). They're also only Kickstarted in a 20" wheel.
05-17-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,867
Posted By Grimlock

Okay, now I'm confused. Do you think you should...

Okay, now I'm confused. Do you think you should have purchased the Tacoma, a new Subaru or voted for Ralph Nader AND bought a Corvair?
04-23-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By Grimlock

It's a very good looking bike. Classic and...

It's a very good looking bike. Classic and Vintage might be more helpful but there are some old people around here who still know what they're talking about too. They're all still faster than I am,...
04-15-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,121
Posted By Grimlock

Ordinarily, I try to let this sort of thing slide...

Ordinarily, I try to let this sort of thing slide off my back but this thread is making me angry. At best, we're feeding the trolliest of trolls. At worst, we're indulging terrible ideas from someone...
04-11-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,121
Posted By Grimlock

Nevermind that this screams of a troll, I'll bite...

Nevermind that this screams of a troll, I'll bite one more time. 15 000 miles is more than most would expect to get out of a trail-ridden chainring, especially since you seem adverse or incapable of...
04-10-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,121
Posted By Grimlock

The answer is NO. Edit: Is your chainring...

The answer is NO.

Edit: Is your chainring on backward now or do you want it to be? Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a crank puller or pay someone to remove it than risking total drivetrain explosion?
03-29-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Grimlock

I must say, I'm surprised with how not-crazy the...

I must say, I'm surprised with how not-crazy the reason is for wanting this thing. With that said, I've never heard or seen anything bike specific that would be 26.0 at the outside. I'd imagine your...
03-28-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Grimlock

Why is this a thing you want? Why do you want to...

Why is this a thing you want? Why do you want to put CX interruptor brakes at the bar ends? Why do you not want to have a large selection of grips? Do you want a passive endorsement to go to Home...
03-15-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,007
Posted By Grimlock

Colin, the answer is to sell the one he or she...

Colin, the answer is to sell the one he or she likes less. If you're going to do a weird build with value-oriented parts, why not get two and flip the one that isn't as good?

(This might just be...
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