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10-03-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I have used a few mtb shoes with similar lacing...

I have used a few mtb shoes with similar lacing systems and they work well. I have also had a few Adidas mtb shoes and they were very durable. I would think you would not have a problem with them.
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10-02-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By MasterSezFaster

As dminor stated, SRC is your best bet and they...

As dminor stated, SRC is your best bet and they put on a great series. Because of where the races are held the climbs are not very long but they are a killer, some steep climbs. Also, they are not...
09-29-06, 03:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,704
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Well the SingleTracks are on a SingleSpeed;) ...

Well the SingleTracks are on a SingleSpeed;)

MSF:beer:
09-29-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Both are good bikes. I would go for the Kona...

Both are good bikes. I would go for the Kona just because I have been riding them for years. Plus I feel the Hoss has a stronger frame and would handle my style of rinding better.

For Xc riding I...
09-29-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Check out this thread Tire Wear...

Check out this thread Tire Wear (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=191512)

You can see what different tires some of us a using.

MSF:beer:
09-29-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,704
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I just noticed that line. I do not do this on...

I just noticed that line. I do not do this on road wheels. SingleTracks are a mtb rim. That might make make more sense for ya.

Biggest drop I have done with a set of road wheels was 3' and that...
09-29-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,704
Posted By MasterSezFaster

It's not unheard of doing that stuff w/o wrecking...

It's not unheard of doing that stuff w/o wrecking the wheels. So as long as they are built correctly with quality parts and proper tension is kept on the spokes then a good set of wheels will handle...
09-28-06, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Your biggest concern will be having the wheels...

Your biggest concern will be having the wheels PROPERLY built. If they are the any of the top manufactures wheels with 32h or 36h will do just fine.The parts you have are a very good choice.

Just...
09-28-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,704
Posted By MasterSezFaster

32 hole SingleTracks laced to Hadley hubs with...

32 hole SingleTracks laced to Hadley hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes/brass niples.

I build my own wheels and never had a problem with the rims but there have been times I have gotten lazy and had a...
09-28-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,704
Posted By MasterSezFaster

They are the same bike with a different name,...

They are the same bike with a different name, only two maybe three differnt componets but the Lewis comes in that ugly Celest color. For that reason alone I decided to get one.

For what it is the...
09-27-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By MasterSezFaster

You are out of shape so the girls feel...

You are out of shape



so the girls feel sory for you



you are not truthfull to your gf
09-27-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I know how that goes. Only I was the one who...

I know how that goes. Only I was the one who would have to fix my fathers stereo receiver when it would mysteriously stop working while the folks were out of town :rolleyes:

MSF:beer:
09-27-06, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I have not let a bike mechanic touch my bikes...

I have not let a bike mechanic touch my bikes since '78. Why? because when ever I would get a bike back, and I tried many shops, it was never quite right and I would have to adjust something my self....
09-27-06, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,208
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Fortunatly I was genetically predisposed with...

Fortunatly I was genetically predisposed with large muscles and bones.
Unfortunatly I was genetically predisposed with large muscles and bones.

The fortunate part, I can push, cary, pull lots of...
09-27-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Kona and Giant would my first two choices. I...

Kona and Giant would my first two choices.

I have ridden/raced Konas since '97 and had never had a problem with strength. For the last 3 years I have been riding a Stinky frame that sees (well it...
09-27-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By MasterSezFaster

There are a few bikes with 12mm dropouts. I would...

There are a few bikes with 12mm dropouts. I would suggest you give Atomic Laboritories a call. They, in my experiance, have always been very helpfull.

Here is their site AtomLab2006...
09-26-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By MasterSezFaster

As mentioned, On - hair spray, water, wd40...

As mentioned,

On - hair spray, water, wd40 (just kidding about that last one:p )
and if you do not have acces to any of the above, just spit on the bars. Yes it does work.

Off - Lay the bike...
09-26-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By MasterSezFaster

If you can afford it, dump the idea of a dbl bar...

If you can afford it, dump the idea of a dbl bar light and get yourself a single and a helmet mounted light. Or if you can afford it, get the dbl and a helmet mounted light. The bar mounted is good...
09-26-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,688
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I tend to notice more wear with the tires on my...

I tend to notice more wear with the tires on my mountain bikes then my roadies which I would expect because of the knobs on the mtb tires. They are softer and so wear quicker.

When I was racing,...
09-25-06, 11:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,704
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Well I am a DH'er with a ton of Xc experiance who...

Well I am a DH'er with a ton of Xc experiance who trains regularly on the road. As for my rides, my stable is going through some changes right now so I have sold the Dh bike, the roadie and the ss so...
09-25-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,050
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I have seen that a lot with some of my friends....

I have seen that a lot with some of my friends. They start working super long hours which cuts down on the cycling and the weight just starts acumulating.

I my self got up to 324 a couple of...
09-25-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By MasterSezFaster

It is NOT true. There are a few companies that...

It is NOT true. There are a few companies that make rear hubs to convert a geard bike to an SS. You will also need to get a chain tensioner for an SS. Woodman Components make a good hub and PAUL...
09-25-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Keep the good callories high with lots of protien...

Keep the good callories high with lots of protien (besure to consume a lot of water to help flush the kidneys) and do higher weights/less reps in the gym since you are trying to maintain/gain weight....
09-25-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,050
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Heck, I had no idea you were that big a2. I...

Heck, I had no idea you were that big a2. I alsways pictured you as one of them skinny arse types (200 and below). Good luck with the loss.

:beer:MSF
09-25-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,187
Posted By MasterSezFaster

You forgot to mention, trolling to find a new bf...

You forgot to mention, trolling to find a new bf or have you already done that?:p

MSF:beer:
09-25-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,187
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Well, ever since I was a kid I have always told...

Well, ever since I was a kid I have always told my friends that they were not fast enough weather it be bicycles, motorcycles, running, etc. etc. etc. (even if they were faster then me) and when I...
09-25-06, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By MasterSezFaster

There are many ways to do so but I feel music is...

There are many ways to do so but I feel music is one of the best ways to bond with your kids.

Bagpipes ya say? I have been playing the Chanter for some time, now I just need to get a set of pipes....
09-25-06, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By MasterSezFaster

When I was 10 my father did the same thing but...

When I was 10 my father did the same thing but for a bass. If a kid really wants something, a little motivation will go a looong way. Needless to say I got the bass.

Soundproof his room. No need...
Forum: Foo
09-19-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I be seein' none o' ye be havin' posted this link...

I be seein' none o' ye be havin' posted this link so here ye go
Ya scurvy dog whut deserves the black spot!

Talk Like A Pirate (http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html)
09-18-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,817
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Go to Target. They sell some lose fit "workout"...

Go to Target. They sell some lose fit "workout" shirts that are comparable to Under Armor but sell for 1/2 the price. Very durable and have the wicking properties you would want with a cycling...
09-18-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,156
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Heck, I do not visit the forum in months and when...

Heck, I do not visit the forum in months and when I return we have a "Regional" section. Sweet.

Although I have sold my rodie (will be buying another) I mainly stick to the trails.
Bikes include...
09-18-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By MasterSezFaster

It all depends on how long your rides are, how...

It all depends on how long your rides are, how far out in to no-where land you go and the gear you feel you will need to bring along.

Personaly, I do not use Camel Back, North Face or any of the...
09-18-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,792
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Thanks. getting the new house in order, two kids...

Thanks. getting the new house in order, two kids (3 and 1) plus riding and working on my music I have little time to be on the net. Things have slowed and the youngest has a cold so I have a bit of...
09-18-06, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I like the mud protectors that attach to the down...

I like the mud protectors that attach to the down tube. Something like this Mud Max (http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=11293) This is not the exact one I use but similar.

It is easily...
09-16-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,792
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Well it has been a while since I have posted so I...

Well it has been a while since I have posted so I guess I will here.

38, still race DH, train on a freeride course we built (actually nature built it, we just added some lines;) ), ride XC and...
07-17-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By MasterSezFaster

For DH a cyclocomputer is not realy useful. As...

For DH a cyclocomputer is not realy useful. As others have mentioned you stand a good chance of breaking it.

In DH you are racing the clock, so knowing distance travled is a mute point and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I realized that. I should have stuck a...

I realized that. I should have stuck a smilleeeeee a little sooner in the sentence ;) I was being sarcastic about being P.C. ;) I could care less about it. P.C. actually stands for Prude Co** or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Well, Sin said it is for charity so paying for...

Well, Sin said it is for charity so paying for the ride would not be all that bad. What gets me is why go out and spend money at the tit... my bad Ineedhelp, "Gentlemen's Clubs", when you can...
10-11-05, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,714
Posted By MasterSezFaster

You should learn to have fun with the people who...

You should learn to have fun with the people who ask you about your arm. Add a bit here and there to the story. Instead of a low to mid speed crash make it 35 to 40mph. Instead of hitting the car and...
10-09-05, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Mael, Mael, Mael................ Yeah you...

Mael, Mael, Mael................

Yeah you got yer self some nifty parts there but come on!! You are always talking about how you want a new rig so why not just bite the bullet, not buy the new...
10-09-05, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Well, I am going to suggest a different course of...

Well, I am going to suggest a different course of action then the others. How much longer is your season? I assume it has been a few days and what ever water got into the hubs and/or bb has dried.
...
10-09-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By MasterSezFaster

You can not use a normal QR but you can get a...

You can not use a normal QR but you can get a 20mm QR that will work with your current hubs. Marzocchi sells one and a couple others but I do not recal who. You can not change the dropouts on a fork...
10-09-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By MasterSezFaster

19" is your starting point. Try bikes between 17"...

19" is your starting point. Try bikes between 17" and 20". Here is where mtb's are like roadies, the different geometries will affect what size frame you get as well as the terrain you are going to...
10-09-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,809
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Since you are just getting started the very first...

Since you are just getting started the very first upgrade should be you skill level ;) Do not worry about components until they start wearing out/breaking or the bike is no longer able to keep up...
10-09-05, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By MasterSezFaster

I ran 2.5's (they fit and look like 2.3 though)...

I ran 2.5's (they fit and look like 2.3 though) with a SuperTacky up front (42a I believe) and a harder 60a compound in rear. The 60 last a good long time for a mud tire and if you eat through tires...
10-08-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By MasterSezFaster

For those of you that winter means a lot of wet rides

Just a heads up, if you are looking for a good mud tire Cambriabike.com is selling Maxxis Swampthings for 10$US/ea.

I raced on them for three years and they work great in mud, deep sand, wet grass...
10-08-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Ahhh don't worry Sin, just like in the roadie...

Ahhh don't worry Sin, just like in the roadie section some folks here have their head up their *** :p
No need to justify your self, ask away. ;)

MSF:beer:
10-07-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Ok Sin... did I not answer this for you in...

Ok Sin... did I not answer this for you in another thread? :p

My bad, I just check and I answered it for a different roadie :o I, my self, also ride a 61cm roadie but mtb's are a totally...
10-07-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By MasterSezFaster

A standard drop out (most mountain bikes) are...

A standard drop out (most mountain bikes) are 10mm and will accept a 10mm weather it be a qr or through axle. I have not seen any 11mm on a mountain bike so you should not need one. Some mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,990
Posted By MasterSezFaster

Now that "The Knave" has appeared on the forum,...

Now that "The Knave" has appeared on the forum, does any one else get an image of Hip sitting between two computers, one hand is typing for Hip and the other for The Knave? I think he has lost it ;) ...
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