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05-21-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,570
Posted By iamthetas

heat some regular Lysol in HOT, not warm but...

heat some regular Lysol in HOT, not warm but HOT, water. you will be amazed at how well it works and will leave NO dirt attracting residue the way most carpet cleaners do . go ahead and do the...
05-21-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By iamthetas

a helmet, a basic mulit tool, a 2' piece of duct...

a helmet, a basic mulit tool, a 2' piece of duct tape wrapped around a pen or pencil, id, cellphone, ziploc bag,enough change to make a phone call( in case no cell reception) water carrier( either...
03-23-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By iamthetas

you dont have to go to an official mt bike park...

you dont have to go to an official mt bike park to find trails. there are many parks with multi use trails, you may find some local woods with trails already there from 4 wheelers, motorcycles, etc....
03-23-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By iamthetas

I went with Oakley polarized lenses because in...

I went with Oakley polarized lenses because in the late evening just before dusk I was getting lots of bright spots between tree limbs and nothing can transition that fast yet. going downhill and...
03-23-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By iamthetas

I had that setup and was very pleased. I went...

I had that setup and was very pleased. I went with the ergon contour grips and the ergo ends and that is even more comfortable. using the ergo bars as the end locks was not hard at all and the inner...
10-30-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By iamthetas

back in the days, the civil war days and before,...

back in the days, the civil war days and before, wool was THE cloth of choice for both heat and cool. it breathes nicely, wicks moisture well and retains heat when wet. I wear either wool or Champion...
10-30-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,029
Posted By iamthetas

look at you knees as you ride. imagine you have a...

look at you knees as you ride. imagine you have a rubber band across them keeping them from spreading outward when you pedal. as stated before you want your knees to be a nice even stroke up and down...
10-30-07, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By iamthetas

I have found, with time, that there are...

I have found, with time, that there are situations I WOULD have crashed on platforms that I did not because of the improved balance using my ATACs. I used to ride BMX pedals and kept scrapes and...
08-26-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By iamthetas

I prefer Easton. I believe they are a better...

I prefer Easton. I believe they are a better value tha Tompson for us non super duper crazy riders.
Tompson is THE best but I dont need the best , I just need very good and very durable
08-26-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By iamthetas

a natural response when new to clipless is to...

a natural response when new to clipless is to pull up, like when you rode flats, then out and when the up part doesnt work the mind tends to hesitate. by the time you figure "oh yeah, I gotta twist"...
08-26-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By iamthetas

I would suggest doing more than biking. I did...

I would suggest doing more than biking. I did that and developed terrible knee problems from muscular imbalance so I had to start cross training to get the inner knee and leg muscles as strong as the...
08-26-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By iamthetas

I put a lighter weight oil in my fork for winter...

I put a lighter weight oil in my fork for winter riding. the lowest temp Ive ridden in was 7f but wid chill makes a difference too. my normal 15 weight is sluggish in super cold stuff so I change...
07-27-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By iamthetas

mountain biking isnt a dangerous sport. its...

mountain biking isnt a dangerous sport. its people who dont try to keep control of their bikes that are dangerous. 99.99% of my breaks, bumps and cracks have come from not paying attention or...
07-27-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By iamthetas

Shimano m150 shoes, coolmax or C9 socks, Canari ...

Shimano m150 shoes, coolmax or C9 socks, Canari Matrix lycra shorts,LG ergoair carbon gloves, champion C9 shirt. its much better at wicking moisture than coolmax. for winter riding , more layers of...
07-16-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By iamthetas

ditto plus courage. if I leave my courage at home...

ditto plus courage. if I leave my courage at home I dont get out of the truck
07-16-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By iamthetas

your mind is your biggest enemy on loose...

your mind is your biggest enemy on loose terrain.fear is the culprit of the mind becoming the enemy
relax and do like others have stated, keep a momentum going, stay loose on the bike so you can...
07-16-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By iamthetas

I use a Deuter M3 pack with a Camelbak Hotshot...

I use a Deuter M3 pack with a Camelbak Hotshot bladder because the pack is big , insulated, wicks what sweat doesnt escape from the AWESOME venting system, comfortable, holds all my gear( from shock...
07-07-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,517
Posted By iamthetas

I work at a lumber yard and the stuff for the...

I work at a lumber yard and the stuff for the house sub siding is a lot tougher than the stuff for overcoats but not any thicker perse, at least not enough to make a huge effect on the rolling...
07-07-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,171
Posted By iamthetas

I ride some that are mt bike specific and...

I ride some that are mt bike specific and directional. they are the ones that the slower has to yield to the faster but the faster should let them know they are passing and on which side. this is to...
07-07-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By iamthetas

that was your problem? you were to in to it. the...

that was your problem? you were to in to it. the crash made it fun again, huh?.
a good crash , especially one that is a slow motion one or muddy, makes me relax on my bike, making it fun again. the...
07-06-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By iamthetas

I got a pair of Mframe black polarized about a...

I got a pair of Mframe black polarized about a month ago. man what a difference in the trails but Id ever spend that kind of $ again if I hadnt made 30 hours OT that week.
06-25-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By iamthetas

I wish I could get my KIDS to go with me. Ive...

I wish I could get my KIDS to go with me. Ive even tried to bribe them. my youngest daughter(12) goes a couple times a year, my 2 sons(16,13) have been once in the last 3 years and my oldest...
06-24-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By iamthetas

if he is happy and comfortable on the Raleigh...

if he is happy and comfortable on the Raleigh then thats the bike to get. a non fitting bike will cause one to lose interest quickly and Raleigh is a lot of bike for the $. Jamis is the same IMO...
06-24-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,831
Posted By iamthetas

for xc and little else thrown in Id say adjust to...

for xc and little else thrown in Id say adjust to about 10-20% sag( 10-20mm on your fork). this will give a little less plushness for the technical stuff for better quickness and less pedal bob on...
06-24-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,380
Posted By iamthetas

that will NOT keep the weight off. enough exlax...

that will NOT keep the weight off. enough exlax will lose the weight fast. the key is to keep it off and be concerned about the mirror more than the scale. you said your belly is larger than you...
05-24-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By iamthetas

first off look for a pair of stiff soled shoes....

first off look for a pair of stiff soled shoes. the stiffer the better. they dont have to be uncomfortable but stiff on the bottom = more power transfer and ease of learning. a soft soled shoe will...
05-16-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,148
Posted By iamthetas

5'-10", 30" Is, 17.5" Fs

5'-10", 30" Is, 17.5" Fs
05-16-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By iamthetas

I started out on the Aliums and now have the...

I started out on the Aliums and now have the XScarbons. I would recomend the Alium because the price is nicer ad the platform is a little more square for newbies its much more comfortable. all TIMEs...
05-16-07, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By iamthetas

the most popular shorts are the ones you like...

the most popular shorts are the ones you like best.
some folks swear by baggies, others, like me ,swear by just plain lycra.
I am not afraid for folks to see my endowments so Ive not seen the...
05-16-07, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,002
Posted By iamthetas

loose cats make GREAT dog food and loose dogs...

loose cats make GREAT dog food and loose dogs make great pavement patches
BTW , I run between 18 and 35 psi on my Cinders,depending on if I feel like filling them weigh 200#, and ride aggressive...
05-06-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By iamthetas

Raiyn,are you trying to say?

Raiyn,are you trying to say?
05-01-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By iamthetas

how old is it and how often do you clean it? I...

how old is it and how often do you clean it?
I found once a link broke on a chain that was older, it was just a matter of time before I started breaking more and spent more time fixing chains in...
05-01-07, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By iamthetas

welcome to the forums

welcome to the forums
05-01-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By iamthetas

I use mine a lot on climbs. with my lack of...

I use mine a lot on climbs. with my lack of fitness it makes the difference between making the climb or walking it on technical, steep climbs
05-01-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By iamthetas

luckily here in Va. they are soooo smart they...

luckily here in Va. they are soooo smart they charge you for parking in a state park but not for being in one. solution? ride in from a street or private lot and you are legal.
with so many folks...
04-28-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,250
Posted By iamthetas

a hybrid bike may be the thing for you. it has...

a hybrid bike may be the thing for you. it has the upright comfort of a mountain bike, slimmer tires for street riding and the durablity to off road on fire roads and other types of forgiving off...
04-28-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,053
Posted By iamthetas

my $3000 bike wont last 10k miles before needing...

my $3000 bike wont last 10k miles before needing work. none will so thats a bad statement.
the OP is out riding and enjoying the new found freedom as well as learning to work on a bike by the...
03-16-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,259
Posted By iamthetas

most memorable trail/ most want to do it again...

most memorable trail/ most want to do it again asap/ best a$$ whipping I ever got would be Duncan Hollow on Massenutten mt..
the place I ride next will be my favorite no matter where it is.
...
03-13-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,422
Posted By iamthetas

TIME ATAC xs carbon pedals. I have beaten the...

TIME ATAC xs carbon pedals. I have beaten the heck outta them and they, other than the paint, are just as good as when I got them in 05 and they still look like black F-22 Raptors .
the best thing...
03-13-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,604
Posted By iamthetas

you can get one free with 5 proofs of purchase...

you can get one free with 5 proofs of purchase and the coupon on Apple Jacks cereal.
I use a Sigma RDS1600 but would recommend a Cateye corddless7. they are cheap and tough as nails with no wire to...
03-13-07, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 984
Posted By iamthetas

Yoda said "do or do not, there is no try". if you...

Yoda said "do or do not, there is no try". if you think about the depth of that statement each time you approach an obstacle you will have cleared it by the time you get a chance to think about...
03-09-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,830
Posted By iamthetas

that'd be why I dont road ride. you have to be in...

that'd be why I dont road ride. you have to be in shape to be a roadie ,if for for nothing else, aerodynamics
my round belly is not very aerodynamic and I have a hard time finding jerseys bigger...
03-04-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By iamthetas

but in your case there would be NO need for...

but in your case there would be NO need for exxageration, just facts.
happy belated birthday BTW.
03-01-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By iamthetas

my all mountain bike weighs 34 pounds( Devinci...

my all mountain bike weighs 34 pounds( Devinci Guzzler). whatever doesnt kill ya' makes you stronger.
I dont race so weight doesnt matter as much to me as redundent strength and durability
03-01-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,830
Posted By iamthetas

less people in cars trying to run over me in the...

less people in cars trying to run over me in the woods or throwing things at me, though I have had a dude in a truck chase me down a 4 wheeler trail before( search the old posts , youll find it)
I...
03-01-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,186
Posted By iamthetas

water, shock pump, Swiss army bike multi tool,...

water, shock pump, Swiss army bike multi tool, set of allen wrenches 2 tubes, 4ea c02 cartridges and dispenser, presta adaptor, Qwikstik tire lever, small first aid kit w/benadryl for insect...
03-01-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 909
Posted By iamthetas

welcome to Bikeforums punx. there are some really...

welcome to Bikeforums punx. there are some really talented folks here
02-17-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,374
Posted By iamthetas

I am glad the moderators are finally starting to...

I am glad the moderators are finally starting to step in. this place got way out of hand and lost a LOT of members who are bike shop owners , employees, mechanics or just plain old "been there fixed...
02-08-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By iamthetas

the inside is basically a long pencil eraser ...

the inside is basically a long pencil eraser with a click pen spring on top and a little axle grease to keep it moving. the best way to limit padal bob is to open it up ad wipe out the grease. you...
02-08-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By iamthetas

I second the Jamis. welcome to the forums,...

I second the Jamis.
welcome to the forums, glad you are a member
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