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05-28-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By shane45

What the hell does this have to do with mountain...

What the hell does this have to do with mountain biking???
03-26-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,858
Posted By shane45

http://usera.imagecave.com/shane45_1911/128_2884-c...

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02-08-06, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,136
Posted By shane45

Nothing like a 5 year old thread to spark up some...

Nothing like a 5 year old thread to spark up some conversation.....
01-13-06, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,730
Posted By shane45

Not in my experiences.

Not in my experiences.
01-11-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By shane45

On the MX series, the bosses include the part...

On the MX series, the bosses include the part with the tiny holes for your spring return adjustment - and they come with the fork.

The first picture shows exactly what you get when you order an...
12-25-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By shane45

No, the trouble is people with no sense of...

No, the trouble is people with no sense of humour.

I figured my comment was obviously intended to be humorous and that there was no need for any smilie faces. I appear to have been mistaken.
...
12-24-05, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By shane45

If sweat is dripping down your face, you aren't...

If sweat is dripping down your face, you aren't going fast enough.
12-18-05, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By shane45

MZ Comps come as OE on many bikes.

MZ Comps come as OE on many bikes.
12-14-05, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By shane45

Marzocchi MX Comp (with or without ETA).

Marzocchi MX Comp (with or without ETA).
12-11-05, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,060
Posted By shane45

Just fine, thank you.

Just fine, thank you.
12-09-05, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By shane45

I don't recommend riding a good bike in salt at...

I don't recommend riding a good bike in salt at all. The fine salt water spray will get everywhere, and you will not get it all out of all the tiny cracks and crevices no matter how fastidious you...
12-09-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By shane45

Avid indicates 60 in/lbs. on their pad mounting...

Avid indicates 60 in/lbs. on their pad mounting nuts. I'd say anywhere from 50 - 60 in/lbs. should be sufficient.
12-06-05, 05:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,648
Posted By shane45

He's not far off. With my outboard XTR BB...

He's not far off.

With my outboard XTR BB bearings, I can effectively run:

Chainring - rear cogs

1 (granny) - 1 (biggest), 2, 3, 4, 5
2 - 5, 6, 7
3 - 7, 8, 9
12-02-05, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By shane45

First, determine if it is a wheel problem. ...

First, determine if it is a wheel problem.

Take the wheel off and turn it around and re-mount it. Is it still closer to the same side of the fork? If so, it's your fork/frame that's buggered. ...
11-30-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By shane45

Just an FYI - Avid does NOT recommend toeing-in...

Just an FYI - Avid does NOT recommend toeing-in their rim brakes. (Raiyn's picture shows pads that have the mounting stud in the middle of the pad - and usually benefit from toe-in. Many new pads...
11-30-05, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By shane45

Agreed.

Agreed.
11-29-05, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By shane45

Photoshop?

Photoshop?
11-26-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By shane45

OK - start by telling us what cassette and...

OK - start by telling us what cassette and chainrings you're using now.
11-26-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 48,260
Posted By shane45

I doubt it. He's riding up the steepest hills...

I doubt it. He's riding up the steepest hills against the strongest headwinds in a driving rain - just so he has something to grumble about. ;)

Again, RIP bro. :(
11-25-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 48,260
Posted By shane45

RIP sydney. Thanks for everything, man. :(

RIP sydney. Thanks for everything, man. :(
11-24-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,255
Posted By shane45

No need for a pic. Visualize electrical tape,...

No need for a pic. Visualize electrical tape, and you've got it.
11-23-05, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By shane45

If you are planning on getting an Easton CARBON...

If you are planning on getting an Easton CARBON bar, then it is recommended by Easton to only use a 2-bolt stem cap.
11-23-05, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By shane45

There's no convincing some people....

There's no convincing some people....
11-21-05, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By shane45

I use Easton 26" risers on my XC/switchback...

I use Easton 26" risers on my XC/switchback bikes, and Easton 23" flat bars on my XC race bikes.
11-18-05, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By shane45

Meme = TROLL.

Meme = TROLL.
11-18-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By shane45

And our girls are waaaaaaay hotter, as well. ...

And our girls are waaaaaaay hotter, as well.

:D
11-18-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By shane45

Yes. (Give us a model.)

Yes.

(Give us a model.)
11-18-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By shane45

See my post# 32 in this thread: ...

See my post# 32 in this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=154023&page=2

The guy is a troll.
11-18-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,214
Posted By shane45

So why can you be so articulate in one paragraph...

So why can you be so articulate in one paragraph such as the above one, and the next one sounds like you are an uneducated ******** hillbilly monk**********

Example:
:uneducated ******** hillbilly...
11-18-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By shane45

Yeah, it's just too bad that every living thing...

Yeah, it's just too bad that every living thing in Australia is poisonous. :D
11-18-05, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By shane45

Hey guys - that's not very "respectful", you...

Hey guys - that's not very "respectful", you know! :D

("My tribe". That's rich. Why am I picturing cannibals on Schwinn's???) :p
11-17-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,214
Posted By shane45

As soon as you felt the back wheel coming around...

As soon as you felt the back wheel coming around on you, the best thing to do would have been to get off the brake and back on the gas. Power slides are completely manageable once you realize you...
11-16-05, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By shane45

And you don't remove the old star nut - you get a...

And you don't remove the old star nut - you get a new one.
11-16-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By shane45

As my Dad used to say: "I cut the damn thing...

As my Dad used to say: "I cut the damn thing twice, and it's still too short!!!"
11-13-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By shane45

Uhhhhhhh...........no. You don't think I...

Uhhhhhhh...........no.

You don't think I measured some geometries before I went ahead and spent money on a Thomson setback? :rolleyes:

I have a ton of spare straight posts and none of them...
11-13-05, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,386
Posted By shane45

I agree. I have never found the need for a...

I agree. I have never found the need for a top-of-the-line headset either.

I have, however, seen and felt some real junk as original equipment. An upgrade to a mid-priced unit is the ticket in...
11-13-05, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By shane45

No, you'll need to hit the nut as mentioned...

No, you'll need to hit the nut as mentioned above, not the fork.




Not necessary.
11-12-05, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By shane45

:D That pic is when I just completed the...

:D
That pic is when I just completed the frame-up build. It doesn't look quite so pretty now!!!! :p
11-12-05, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By shane45

It's all about finding the perfect fit and...

It's all about finding the perfect fit and balance, and the best sizing of the "magic triangle". The magic triangle as I call it, is the 3 contact points on your bike - the saddle, the handlebars,...
11-12-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By shane45

What's YOUR definition of "bent" vs. "out of...

What's YOUR definition of "bent" vs. "out of true"?



HUH???!!! Holy run-on sentence, Batman.

Tightening and loosening spokes is EXACTLY how you true a rim. Shame on no one (but yourself...
11-08-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By shane45

One can only hope..... :)

One can only hope..... :)
11-08-05, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By shane45

Not ALL bar ends are compatible. They must have...

Not ALL bar ends are compatible. They must have the mounting bolt in the center of the hole. If it is offset, it will create a "hot spot" and will form an oval shape rather than a circle when the...
11-08-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By shane45

:D ( l love a good "pile on"! Well, not...

:D

( l love a good "pile on"! Well, not really - but this guy had it coming.)
11-07-05, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By shane45

Yes, your seat should be adjusted so your knees...

Yes, your seat should be adjusted so your knees are slightly bent when pedaling. Since you're dropping and not pedaling, you seat should be A LOT lower so that your legs take the impact - not your...
11-07-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By shane45

3 foot jumps should be fine - if your technique...

3 foot jumps should be fine - if your technique is OK. 3 foot drops are a different story - I'd be very careful.

Hopper's have nice frames, but the stock wheelset and cranks are not meant for...
11-07-05, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By shane45

"Strong" derailleur hangers are not a good thing....

"Strong" derailleur hangers are not a good thing. You want them weak so they will break before your derailleur or frame.
11-07-05, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By shane45

I have no problems with Avid SD7's or Ultimates.

I have no problems with Avid SD7's or Ultimates.
11-07-05, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By shane45

Do you want to get your story straight? ...

Do you want to get your story straight?

Check your first post (post #12). Allow me to refresh your memory where you said - "in order of performance gains it's the frame first! handlebar grips,...
11-06-05, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By shane45

Sorry - you've lost me.... Your bike was...

Sorry - you've lost me....

Your bike was shipped disassembled, yet the cables were attached (at both ends - shifters and derailleurs)?

I'm not sure what a "sheath" is either? Do you mean the...
11-06-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By shane45

Agreed. Get the Specialized.

Agreed. Get the Specialized.
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