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12-22-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By geoduck

Tamarancho Rockville & China Camp ...

Tamarancho

Rockville

&

China Camp

all hold up beautifully in the rain. I'll be sampling the goodness of China Camp tomorrow, rain or (hopefully) shine.
06-25-05, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,598
Posted By geoduck

Egads man, it's a freakin' MOUNTAIN BIKE. ...

Egads man, it's a freakin' MOUNTAIN BIKE.

Not the space shuttle, a bullet train, or anything of the like.
06-16-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By geoduck

[QUOTE=a2psyklnut] A dremel tool works nicely...

[QUOTE=a2psyklnut] A dremel tool works nicely too.QUOTE]

Hey 'nut, what Dremel attachment do you use for cable and/or housing? Is it just yer basic cut-off wheel?

My cheap cable cutting tool is...
03-23-05, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By geoduck

I've seen pics of a couple of hardcore unicycle...

I've seen pics of a couple of hardcore unicycle guys here in Nor Cal, up in Auburn I think. They were wearing full armor, doing hairy technical trails, drops, and whatnot.

I think the pics were...
03-23-05, 11:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,589
Posted By geoduck

Agreed. What is your relation to Emperor...

Agreed.

What is your relation to Emperor Norton I? :D
03-07-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By geoduck

I recently swapped out my stock v-brake pads, and...

I recently swapped out my stock v-brake pads, and thought I should clean up the rim while I was at it. Well, I went riding instead.

The next several rides were on wet trails with sandy soil types,...
03-07-05, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By geoduck

Hmm...perhaps you should stick to whatever it is...

Hmm...perhaps you should stick to whatever it is you know best, Killer B, and stop spouting off exceptionally ignorant opinions, and off topic to boot. Yeah, you 'don't know much about Cali'......
03-07-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,194
Posted By geoduck

Truly slick tires (as in NO TREAD) are perfectly...

Truly slick tires (as in NO TREAD) are perfectly acceptable for use during wet weather, and are no more prone to slipping than a conventional treaded tire. Any grooves or patterns are strictly...
Forum: Foo
03-03-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,271
Posted By geoduck

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned 'The Wire'...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned 'The Wire' from HBO.

My folks are addicted to it, they got me the first season on dvd. I watched it all (13 episodes) in four nights.

Simply the richest and...
02-25-05, 12:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,507
Posted By geoduck

ProLink in dry weather. DuMond Tech in the...

ProLink in dry weather.

DuMond Tech in the winter. This stuff is great.
02-08-05, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By geoduck

I've been using a digital Canon Elph (S230) for a...

I've been using a digital Canon Elph (S230) for a few years now, with nary a complaint. It has led me to purchase lots of other Canon products, and I've never been disappointed. The Elph is small...
02-04-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,368
Posted By geoduck

IIRC, the factory spec on those bikes is about...

IIRC, the factory spec on those bikes is about the same, with disc brake upgrade on the Cinder Cone. Probably worthwhile for around $100.

Even if the wheels on the Blast come with 'disc ready'...
01-30-05, 01:04 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 11,291
Posted By geoduck

I'm 31, an environmental geologist at a...

I'm 31, an environmental geologist at a medium-sized consulting and engineering company (secor.com). Mainly project management these days, with minimum time in the field.

I grew up on bmx,...
01-30-05, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By geoduck

With a 'bite' on your 'item', I'd save up a few...

With a 'bite' on your 'item', I'd save up a few more dollars and get over to the clinic. Best to get that taken care of pronto.

:D
01-26-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By geoduck

Yeah, I had to use vise grips to get mine out....

Yeah, I had to use vise grips to get mine out. Very tough to back out, I thought I had a good fit with the 8 mm wrench, but quickly rounded off the flats.

The vice grips mangled them pretty good,...
01-17-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By geoduck

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craigslist.org
Forum: Foo
01-16-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By geoduck

Since this is a cycling forum, I'm surprised...

Since this is a cycling forum, I'm surprised nobody has addressed the potential limitations of a mini-HD-type player (ipod) vs. a flash memory-type player.

From what I understand, the HD-based...
01-10-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By geoduck

I just tried Dumond Tech this weekend as a...

I just tried Dumond Tech this weekend as a wet-weather lube. I had been using ProLink, which is awesome in dry conditions, terrible in the wet. I was degreasing/relubing after every ride.

After...
01-09-05, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By geoduck

:p

:p
01-09-05, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By geoduck

I just saw an '04 Dawg frame for $400 on...

I just saw an '04 Dawg frame for $400 on craigslist. Dude said he has a new sponsor, and needed to clean out his personal inventory.

It even still had the little round '17' sticker on the top...
01-09-05, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By geoduck

I have this fork as well, and just switched to...

I have this fork as well, and just switched to Avid disc in the front. I am now very aware of lateral play between the stanchions and the lowers during braking.
01-09-05, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By geoduck

I just noticed a bit of lateral movement in my...

I just noticed a bit of lateral movement in my casette, and took the wheel to my lbs today. The lockring (this is all Shimano) was a bit loose, but he tightened it up, and there was still some...
Forum: Foo
01-07-05, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 843
Posted By geoduck

Peet's Coffee, the Bay Area staple. Costa Rica or...

Peet's Coffee, the Bay Area staple. Costa Rica or one of the other American-origin coffees.

Starbucks used to be good, but have gone waaaaay downhill over the years.

And French press is bomber,...
01-07-05, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By geoduck

Well, typically it will go like this... ...

Well, typically it will go like this...

Retrieve the manual from the drawer or shelf where it lives. Sit in a chair, or maybe on the floor, or perhaps stand next to my bike, depending on what I'm...
01-06-05, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,087
Posted By geoduck

I ride at least once a week. I'll generally get...

I ride at least once a week. I'll generally get out once on the weekend, and try and leave early from work one day during the week for a ride on the way home. Since my commute is through a pretty...
01-04-05, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By geoduck

I know what you're up to, and it is very...

I know what you're up to, and it is very disgusting indeed.

You both should be ashamed of yourselves. Now go wash your hands
01-04-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By geoduck

My Truvativ is square taper; this is not ISIS,...

My Truvativ is square taper; this is not ISIS, correct?
01-04-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By geoduck

...and Sheldon Brown concurs. ...

...and Sheldon Brown concurs.

http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html

:smiley:
01-04-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By geoduck

...which contributes to air pollution. In a small...

...which contributes to air pollution. In a small way, but it's a fact.

Be responsible, and find a household hazardous waste facility. If my little podunk town in Cali has one, I'm sure most towns...
01-03-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,626
Posted By geoduck

I upgraded the front to Avid discs this past...

I upgraded the front to Avid discs this past weekend. Total investment (Avid BB7 disc and SD7 levers) was under $100 out the door from Cambria. Of course, I didn't need the levers, but they came...
Forum: Foo
12-30-04, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By geoduck

Just a couple of comments... Regarding...

Just a couple of comments...

Regarding lures, sounds like you have the usual suspects covered...if the water is murky, or if the water is too warm, Power Bait will likely be your best bet for...
Forum: Foo
12-30-04, 01:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,935
Posted By geoduck

Just thought I would point out that this thread...

Just thought I would point out that this thread has over 100 posts.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12-30-04, 12:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By geoduck

By the way, cheers to the creativity on that one!...

By the way, cheers to the creativity on that one! :beer:

(I'm talkin' to you, Madman2K!).
12-30-04, 12:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By geoduck

Here's to the forum folks! May your new year be...

Here's to the forum folks! May your new year be A-OK.

http://img151.exs.cx/img151/3861/aok0cv.jpg
12-30-04, 12:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By geoduck

Today's ride at the 'Rancho: soggy in Cali

It's been raining cats and dogs here in the Bay Area, and today I carved out a little time between cold fronts to get in some riding. Since my membership at Camp Tamarancho expires at the end of the...
12-23-04, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By geoduck

Regarding MSRP on Konas... Kona dealers in...

Regarding MSRP on Konas...

Kona dealers in the Bay Area seem to always charge MSRP. Not sure if it's a supply/demand thing (there are not very many Kona shops), but the tags are always at MSRP.
...
12-23-04, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By geoduck

Just the sight of elevated catwalks (I think...

Just the sight of elevated catwalks (I think Maelstrom calls them skinnies) gives me the heeby-jeebies. It just seems like there is *no* room for error. Especially in wet conditions.

Wet roots and...
12-23-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 909
Posted By geoduck

I ride alone, mainly because I enjoy having time...

I ride alone, mainly because I enjoy having time to myself. I've always enjoyed solo sports, and mountain biking is no different.

Also, when you go solo, you have ultimate freedom in terms of...
12-21-04, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By geoduck

From what I understand, 29-inch wheels will...

From what I understand, 29-inch wheels will perform better than 26-inch wheels in a couple of key categories:

- they maintain momentum better, so they roll over obstacles more readily than smaller...
12-21-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By geoduck

Hows about disc on front only?

Cambria has Avid BB7s for about $60 out the door. If I've got any cash left over from xmas, I might upgrade just the front to mech disc, since a disc on the back will likely interfere with the mount...
12-21-04, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By geoduck

Word. I ride for myself, and...

Word. I ride for myself, and helmet+glasses+gloves are mandatory safety equipment no matter where I'm going.
12-21-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By geoduck

I checked out that website, and both rides look...

I checked out that website, and both rides look *awesome*. I like how it is relatively bare-bones, and the price reflects that. Just under $100/day seems very reasonable for being set up with...
12-21-04, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 779
Posted By geoduck

What a lovely couple. Oh yeah... :D

What a lovely couple.

Oh yeah... :D
12-20-04, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By geoduck

Hey Dirtbike, I work in Lafayette, and am curious...

Hey Dirtbike, I work in Lafayette, and am curious about which shop you've gotten so much love from...I bought my bike here in town, and have had my ups and downs. Where do you shop?
12-17-04, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By geoduck

:roflmao: :roflmao: :D :roflmao: :roflmao:

:roflmao: :roflmao: :D :roflmao: :roflmao:
12-10-04, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By geoduck

Slight 'rubbing sensation' in bottom bracket

I was cleaning off the rig after a ride last night, and when I took the chain off and spun the cranks freely, I detected a slight rubbing sensation within the bb. The sensation was similar to when...
12-10-04, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By geoduck

Can someone explain 'rapid rise' to me? I think I...

Can someone explain 'rapid rise' to me? I think I get it, from context...my shifters release cable going to the smallest cog, and take in cable (system under spring tension) shifting into the largest...
12-10-04, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By geoduck

I had a Softride stem on a commuter bike in the...

I had a Softride stem on a commuter bike in the mid-90s. Great for soaking up the potholes. No more than that, though.

You can get them for peanuts now.
12-10-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,520
Posted By geoduck

No one has brought up friction shifting on...

No one has brought up friction shifting on mountain bikes. I toy with the idea of putting a bar-top friction shifter on for the front der. It's tough to find good shifters NOS, and older ones can be...
12-06-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By geoduck

I just thought I'd add my $0.02 on the issue of...

I just thought I'd add my $0.02 on the issue of LBS service.

As for the issue at hand, I'd wait a bit before getting too uptight. Just be honest with them as far as your expectations, and hope...
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