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01-22-08, 10:34 PM
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Posted By cream.soda

just poking my head in after being...

just poking my head in after being pinkbikefied... i haven't been here since forever...

http://i1.pinkbike.com/photo/1701/pbpic1701001.jpg
http://i1.pinkbike.com/photo/1701/pbpic1701012.jpg...
10-23-07, 06:54 PM
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Posted By cream.soda

look at the saddle and stack height!!! it's a...

look at the saddle and stack height!!! it's a 29er, too... are you almost 7 ft tall?
10-20-07, 01:51 PM
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Posted By cream.soda

i sold my rockhopper 2 weeks back... looking at...

i sold my rockhopper 2 weeks back...
looking at the setup (wheels, tires and cranks), an xc trailbike was evidently not suited for my riding anymore.
...
10-16-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By cream.soda

don't worry about drivetrain components, they're...

don't worry about drivetrain components, they're easy to break and at that price point, you shouldn't really be comparing them at all. big manufacturers are watching each others' bike lines and most...
10-16-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,260
Posted By cream.soda

for the rotor, use rubbing/isopropyl/denatured...

for the rotor, use rubbing/isopropyl/denatured alcohol and a cloth/paper towel to clean any oils off of it. that's the best way to properly clean your rotors.

as for the brake pads, take them out...
10-15-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,260
Posted By cream.soda

technically, you can adjust both pads on the...

technically, you can adjust both pads on the bb5s. but the bb7s have red tool-free adjustment knobs on both side of the caliper, whereas the bb5 has just one on the inside and you'd have to use an...
10-14-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,057
Posted By cream.soda

as raiyn would say... ALWAYS USE DENATURED...

as raiyn would say...

ALWAYS USE DENATURED ALCOHOL to clean your rotors.

rubbing alcohol/isopropyl alcohol also works.

and i've cleaned my rotors with dish soap before and yes, i do notice...
10-09-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 385,745
Posted By cream.soda

i sold it yesterday :( but i kept the grips,...

i sold it yesterday :( but i kept the grips, pedals and singletracks for the p2 i'll be getting. :)
oh yeah, i kept the squeaker too.

she's just not my type anymore...
she's light and not meant...
10-09-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,298
Posted By cream.soda

whoa, what kind of front hub is that?

whoa, what kind of front hub is that?
06-29-07, 02:18 PM
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Views: 2,588
Posted By cream.soda

I'd get a Santa Cruz Heckler D AM Complete. -...

I'd get a Santa Cruz Heckler D AM Complete. - 1799

but that's me, i'm getting into more aggressive riding.

it really depends on what you wanted to do. some would go for a hardtail with higher...
06-25-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,417
Posted By cream.soda

Yeah I was thinking of making a ghost bike for...

Yeah I was thinking of making a ghost bike for him, but I have no idea where I would get such a bike and such... Maybe my biking friends and I will sort that out later
06-25-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,417
Posted By cream.soda

R.I.P. rev.monkey

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but my friend rev.monkey, Alfred W, has passed away this morning, around 10 am est.

Yesterday, June 24th, he was going home from Markham Centennial Skatepark,...
06-23-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By cream.soda

next time, might wanna use macro mode on your...

next time, might wanna use macro mode on your camera so the picture's focused in on the caliper, rather than the books in the back :P
06-19-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

The soundness of your arguments compels me to...

The soundness of your arguments compels me to concede. I am truly an inflated bigot (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=define%3Abigot&btnG=Google+Search&meta=) with no sense of logic and...
06-19-07, 11:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

"Google is your friend." Please clarify. This...

"Google is your friend."
Please clarify. This cliché does not suffice.

Wait a minute. What happened to "better safe than sorry"?
It is a saying. I do not follow it rigidly and literally for...
06-19-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

"I'm also going to start wearing my bike helmet...

"I'm also going to start wearing my bike helmet in the shower. After all, better to be safe than sorry...and more people die each year falling in the shower than riding bikes." <-proof? Anyhow,...
06-19-07, 10:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

"So what exactly do you fear could happen and how...

"So what exactly do you fear could happen and how exactly would it happen?" <-ANYTHING!!! AHHHH

Here's a photo of me, and on the back is a comprehensive list of my fears and my school schedule in...
06-19-07, 09:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

Well, I never thought of any real "danger" in...

Well, I never thought of any real "danger" in posting such info, just the hassles of what could happen. Easier to take 5 seconds to black out a plate number than to go through hassles or situations...
06-19-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

Mass paranoia for you there, as most people would...

Mass paranoia for you there, as most people would prefer not to post plate numbers... seldom do people post license plate numbers and other things of that nature online. Google's new street view...
06-19-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

read from earlier: "And yes, I believe that...

read from earlier:

"And yes, I believe that what you're saying is true, but blanking it out here simply narrows the possibility of someone "unlocking private information". A car you drive around...
06-19-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 385,745
Posted By cream.soda

well i am gifted = sped (like revmonkey) and...

well i am gifted = sped (like revmonkey)

and yes, photoshop, as stated at the beginning of the first post
06-19-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 385,745
Posted By cream.soda

yeah, about that, the bearings were messed up so...

yeah, about that, the bearings were messed up so i'm sending them back to norco and asking for a replacement of a different model - DMR V12's, preferably in magnesium.
...
06-19-07, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 385,745
Posted By cream.soda

recent: with photoshop. ...

recent: with photoshop.
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/creamsoda89/April%2007%20CURRENT/DSC01039darkCustom2.jpg...
06-18-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

No big deal, I just wanted to see that picture....

No big deal, I just wanted to see that picture. :D

Nice car.

One possibility of doing something with such information is stealing your car, breaking into your home... but I'm sure you have...
06-18-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

Would you like to post up your car with the plate...

Would you like to post up your car with the plate number clearly visible for us?

And yes, I believe that what you're saying is true, but blanking it out here simply narrows the possibility of...
06-18-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By cream.soda

hold on, the current hardrocks are definitely not...

hold on, the current hardrocks are definitely not xc anymore... the hardrocks of now are definitely a lot beefier than treks. go to a bike shop that deals both and ride them... that will be the...
06-18-07, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By cream.soda

well my friend has a transition bottlerocket with...

well my friend has a transition bottlerocket with an x-7 RD and my lowly rockhopper hardtail has an x9 RD, it's one step above but it's definitely not a better bike... this isn't an isolated case at...
06-18-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By cream.soda

it annoys me when people misuse the word...

it annoys me when people misuse the word literally...
06-18-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

Haha, there is none. Perhaps it's out of habit...

Haha, there is none. Perhaps it's out of habit from the paranoia of someone trying to track me down. You could say that wouldn't happen, but, again, it's a habit. When I post pictures of people,...
06-18-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

To attract the cops for some exhilarating...

To attract the cops for some exhilarating high-speed chases.
06-18-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

Yes, why yes I do. There's a virtual black box...

Yes, why yes I do. There's a virtual black box hovering over my license plate, courtesy of MS Paint. :D

I was checking out your site, Pete. Awesomeness. Especially the race vids. Care to post...
06-18-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By cream.soda

silver isn't the fastest.... :) ...

silver isn't the fastest.... :)

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/creamsoda89/car/DSC00780Custom.jpg

sorry, couldn't resist. 2007 328i montego blue :) - unfortunately stock.

liked that...
06-18-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By cream.soda

if you're going into more aggressive riding,...

if you're going into more aggressive riding, derailleurs aside, the hardrock is a much better bet. it has a much stronger frame and rims to handle more abuse. pricewise the treks may have better...
05-31-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By cream.soda

the hardrock of this year shares rims with the...

the hardrock of this year shares rims with the p.1, p.2 and p.2 cromo, so it will be able to take abuse. plus, the hardrock is a much more durable, beefier frame. my friend has a hardrock sport but...
05-31-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By cream.soda

check out the specialized website. fsrxc - a...

check out the specialized website.

fsrxc - a light xc trailbike, basically a full suspension rockhopper.

if you want higher end components with lighter weight, try the stumpjumper hardtail,...
05-15-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By cream.soda

yes they do, only 8 grams heavier than a 400...

yes they do, only 8 grams heavier than a 400 dollar specialized deviant carbon:

pro rider Cedric Gracia rides this helmet.

bell bellistic.

only 80 bucks usd. @ pricepoint
...
05-14-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By cream.soda

i looked at the yeti 575... it's really good, i'd...

i looked at the yeti 575... it's really good, i'd probably get it over the heckler frame but it's too expensive. and it's a newish frame, not as time-tested as the heckler. plus i don't know of any...
05-11-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By cream.soda

well the bottlerocket is much more of a...

well the bottlerocket is much more of a freeride/slopestyle bike. beefier frame. heckler's more trail-oriented and a skinnier, lighter frame.
05-10-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By cream.soda

i think you may have been referring to Chone, the...

i think you may have been referring to Chone, the guy with the 2006 matte black rockhopper comp disc. i've had the opposite experience with mounting tires than you, maybe because my tires are...
05-10-07, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By cream.soda

2006 Rockhopper Comp Disc -> SC Heckler Frame?? Advice?

i've been looking at do-it-all fully frames lately, and originally i wanted a specialized enduro - the classic one that birthed the sx, not the new sl. basically an all-mountain xc-able yet huckable...
05-10-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By cream.soda

can you please go into more detail about that?...

can you please go into more detail about that? i'm looking at my rims right now and my ds2-xc's don't look like they want to do dirtjumps. my friend told me they're xc-race rims... and i've seen...
05-10-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By cream.soda

it could be your new riding style or seat height,...

it could be your new riding style or seat height, maybe. try lowering the seat half an inch... my knees stopped feeling funny after i did that to mine. a shorter stem would change your handling...
05-10-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By cream.soda

i've found that i ride significantly faster if i...

i've found that i ride significantly faster if i have my music on.

and if i ride to music from a (good) biking movie, it usually pumps me up more.

but i wear semi-closed in-ear headphones (i'm...
05-10-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,455
Posted By cream.soda

o gawd. back to vee's.

o gawd. back to vee's.
04-18-07, 10:20 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By cream.soda

Woohoo! I got my Bike back

from my lbs. unfortunately they charged me shipping for the pedals, a hefty 20 bucks cdn. or something like that, when the pedals were shipped to the distributor under warranty... they charged the...
04-18-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By cream.soda

i'm in the same situation as you, and i'm...

i'm in the same situation as you, and i'm currently looking at a small 50mm or so Thomson stem. they're expensive, though, and i'm going to wait to buy thicker handlebars first. because my 06...
04-18-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By cream.soda

not a problem, your advice is good for anyone...

not a problem, your advice is good for anyone who's looking for an urban mtb tire. :)
04-17-07, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By cream.soda

thanks guys, but i slipped and bought fast trak...

thanks guys, but i slipped and bought fast trak pro's @ 2.2 instead... they were the same price as holy rollers so i decided to spring for those - those tires cost 50 cdn normally, but my lbs offered...
04-17-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,270
Posted By cream.soda

dishwashing gloves work great and provide amazing...

dishwashing gloves work great and provide amazing grip. they stand out nicely, too. Mittens work great for colder weather because it keeps your fingers warmer together.
...
04-17-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By cream.soda

well it softens the clink... and it is a tire...

well it softens the clink... and it is a tire tube, cut up and zip-tied. i think i need to replace it soon. thanks for reminding me :D
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