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09-30-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Does WFO mean Way F Overboard?

Does WFO mean Way F Overboard?
09-30-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Ack!

Ack!
09-28-13, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Have you seen the vid of him breaking his leg at...

Have you seen the vid of him breaking his leg at the RedBull Joyride? Gruesome. At 0:27 ,look away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5upOJXqoKrU
09-28-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

That is a freakin' bummer! What is "I ended up...

That is a freakin' bummer! What is "I ended up with a 25% compression fracture of a thoracic vertebrae." ?

The "winkies" are still on my bike! lol I think they're good luck now!
09-26-13, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Raleigh Technium? ...

Raleigh Technium?

https://www.google.com/search?q=raleigh+technium+mountain+bike&safe=off&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pgJEUoaCI_HE4APDqYGYBg&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1517&bih=727&dpr=1
09-25-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Giant has an ad in magazines out now that cherry...

Giant has an ad in magazines out now that cherry picks some stats to make what is nonetheless a pretty good argument for 650B. I'm sure a math person could say easily how they make the numbers look...
09-25-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I just got my first ever bike with a suspension...

I just got my first ever bike with a suspension fork!! I love my rigid though. I hope I want to go back some day. Good luck, they're a blast.
09-19-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,298
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

341666 Trek 820 with Mount and Ground tires. I...

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Trek 820 with Mount and Ground tires. I commuted in the winter and went skiing.
09-19-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,037
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

That is a very attractive bike, me want. It's...

That is a very attractive bike, me want. It's $500 for the frameset which strikes me as quite reasonable. Very pretty. I like the gusset like the TransAm.
09-17-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

When I went 1x9 on my frankenbike I had an XT...

When I went 1x9 on my frankenbike I had an XT Shadow derailer (without the clutch) and didn't have very many drops. When a stick ruined my XT :cry: I went to a Deore and was dropping it all the...
09-16-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Mostly slow techy standing stuff is what gets me....

Mostly slow techy standing stuff is what gets me. And those are 5.10s, very sticky.
09-16-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,085
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Thanks guys, my LBS gave me 1/2 a bottle of...

Thanks guys, my LBS gave me 1/2 a bottle of Finish Line and told me to use it after I clean after a ride. I'm about 75% picky about maintenance so I imagine I'll keep them good.
09-16-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,085
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

RockShox Service interval, for real?

So the RockShox user manual recommends changing the oil every 50 hours, that's about once a month for me, probably every six weeks. So...really? I will get my LBS to show me how to do it, he'll be...
09-16-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Yar Har!! I got the bike Saturday!! I'll take...

Yar Har!! I got the bike Saturday!! I'll take them off soon, I promise!! lol


Well, it's good to know that others step off a fair amount. That was my feeling that if I'm going to push my skills...
09-15-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Yeah, I rode about two hours and only had two?...

Yeah, I rode about two hours and only had two? three? unintentional dismounts. I have a brand new bike though and I don't want to get it banged up. lol

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My 2014 Kona Honzo. Goes like a...
09-14-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

How much do you crash? Do I crash too much?

I don't mean crash crash. I've only had two dangerous bad crashes. I mean hit a root wrong and the bike stops and I keep going, madly trying to keep my feet. Or I can't make that rocky step-up and...
09-02-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I've had a Kona P2 fork that I really liked. I...

I've had a Kona P2 fork that I really liked. I have a Surly now and there's nothing wrong with it either. I think the Konas might be a little cheaper but for road riding you could get a Dimensions or...
09-02-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I've been using Kenda Excavators, I like 'em...

I've been using Kenda Excavators, I like 'em pretty well. Lotta rooty, rocky and mud here. I think they are a dual compound but they have lasted a really long time.
09-02-13, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,054
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k574/carlpbril...

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k574/carlpbrill/Gary%20Frankenbike/MTB1_zpsab21510a.jpg (http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/carlpbrill/media/Gary%20Frankenbike/MTB1_zpsab21510a.jpg.html)
Gary...
09-02-13, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Thanks guys

Thanks guys
08-30-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Suggestions for Sub $50 MTB shorts

I'm looking for some MTB shorts that have a close fit and are a little stretchy and light weight. I wear compression shorts so I don't need a liner. I don't need lots of pockets or fancy features....
07-19-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I just swore! That is so cool. Also what...

I just swore! That is so cool.

Also what can you guys tell me about this bike? It's rusted pretty solid, the bars fold down but that's about it. I assume the hard plastic Huffy seat is not OE! I...
07-19-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

The Nemours Hospital ad is wretched.

I mean really, you don't even have to click on it. Just mouse over it for a split second on your way to something else and it starts up, when you click close on the ad you're right back on the ad....
07-19-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Sweet guys, Thanks

Sweet guys, Thanks
07-19-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Hey guys, the DynoHub is back together and...

Hey guys, the DynoHub is back together and working well. Another question, how much oil should go in a newly cleaned out S/A 3spd hub? I left it wiped out with a rag with a trace of oil on it and...
07-13-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Since the spindle and the crank arm both are a...

Since the spindle and the crank arm both are a little rough from corrosion, I think I will put a light coating of grease on the spindle. I'm keeping the bike to ride so if anything goes awry I'll...
07-13-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Should a cottered crank spindle be dry upon reassembly?

I read somewhere that the cotter itself should be greased but that the spindle should not. I had a hard time getting the crank off the spindle on the off side. The Sheldon Brown articles that I found...
07-12-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

So I opened up this DynoHub and found this, ...

So I opened up this DynoHub and found this,

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k574/carlpbrill/DynoHubMagnet.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k574/carlpbrill/DynoHubshell.jpg

So, it...
07-11-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

It is awfully cool. I remember seeing motorcycle...

It is awfully cool. I remember seeing motorcycle sidecar rigs racing the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. :eek: Are you planning on doing other stuff to it?
07-11-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Thanks all, for the info on the DynoHub. Sorta...

Thanks all, for the info on the DynoHub. Sorta reminds me of a Frank Zappa song (snicker) I've got tomorrow and the next day off so I'm going to repack the hubs and wait impatiently for my new...
07-10-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

You guys are awesome as usual!

You guys are awesome as usual!
07-09-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Thanks you guys, is there a tutorial on how to...

Thanks you guys, is there a tutorial on how to repack them without ruining them? And how does one go about converting them to LED? I am electrically challenged.
07-09-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Yes,it is a B72. I don't know if it is the one...

Yes,it is a B72. I don't know if it is the one that came on the bike but it is dried out enough that it certainly could be. It is stiff as a board and not responding to my normal warm olive oil...
07-09-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

'67ish Sturmey Archer DynoHub question

I'm wondering if a DynoHub is likely to still work? How would I test it without having a suitable light? If it doesn't work, is it worth fixing? I have several on Raleighs in various states of...
07-09-12, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Friggin WOW!!!

Friggin WOW!!!
07-06-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Really good to know about good cotters and bad...

Really good to know about good cotters and bad cotters, thanks. I just got a '67 Superbe and am cleaning it up. I didn't know that you should replace both cotters at the same time, they're cheap, nor...
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Does anyone have any idea on a value?

Does anyone have any idea on a value?
06-22-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20,987
Views: 2,021,557
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a long time, I...

Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a long time, I hope you'll forgive me for butting in. I wonder if anybody could tell me a little about this bike.

Thanks.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Chrome Raleigh Sports

Hello, just picked this up, any ideas? Certainly is shiny. Lotta rust, the off side crank is loose. The shifter doesn't work, but the hub shifts. The brakes work, after a fashion! There are no decals...
05-15-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 64,008
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

It has helped my braking to practice endos....

It has helped my braking to practice endos. Getting my rear wheel off the ground as far as I can and still be able to ease off the front brake and roll out, and keep pedaling. I like platform pedals...
05-15-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I followed a guy down a steep roller, his front...

I followed a guy down a steep roller, his front suspension absorbed the sudden transition to flat, allowing him to keep rolling through it. My rigid fork did not. Superman!!! A bunch of wrist sized...
Forum: BMX
05-15-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I ride a 1x9 rigid frankenbike built on a...

I ride a 1x9 rigid frankenbike built on a Cannondale frame from the '90s, it built up at 23lbs, the lightest bike I've ever owned. Of course you can get dual suspension bikes that weigh less than...
Forum: BMX
05-15-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Yea, that's what I'm wondering. How does that...

Yea, that's what I'm wondering. How does that inch make a difference. I can see that, me, being taller would want a longer frame but, why? I think I'm missing something. Also, being absolutely new to...
05-14-12, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I degrease the section of cable that I want to...

I degrease the section of cable that I want to cut and then put super glue on it for about 3/4", let it set up good and cut through the glue. Voila!
05-14-12, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I crash just about every time I ride, cuz I just...

I crash just about every time I ride, cuz I just keep pushing, I ride beyond my skills. I say crash, I mean I have to ditch the bike and run out. Sometimes I fall down or run into something. Aikido...
05-14-12, 03:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,554
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

My build on an old Cannondale M500 frame with a...

My build on an old Cannondale M500 frame with a Kona P2 rigid steel fork comes in at 23 lbs. I could definitely put on lighter wheels and probably drop a pound. That is as light as I can/will afford....
05-14-12, 03:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Congrat-ufriggin-lations!!!

Congrat-ufriggin-lations!!!
Forum: BMX
05-14-12, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

I do like that finish! I like it on Bradley...

I do like that finish! I like it on Bradley Balisongs also! How old is it?
Forum: BMX
05-14-12, 03:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Some dumb questions about bike fit.

Hey, I'm looking to get my first BMX bike and I'm wondering how to get one that fits.

I'm 6'2" and 170lbs. The difference in top tube length is so small, from 20" to 21", it seems weird to me...
05-05-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mexican Street Dog

Hey man, there's a bunch of great ideas on this...

Hey man, there's a bunch of great ideas on this site

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/

Good luck
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