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01-30-06, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By skdsl

without the plastic bit the crank will move...

without the plastic bit the crank will move inside the bearing, had it happen on a Raceface BB.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By skdsl

afaik Superbe pre dated Superbe Pro. SPro was the...

afaik Superbe pre dated Superbe Pro. SPro was the top, then Sprint, then Cyclone.

and I have some GPX gear levers too. Lower than Cyclone I think but one of the later groups.

and non aero S Pro...
11-13-05, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By skdsl

I'm lovin' mine

I'm lovin' mine
10-02-05, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 329,524
Posted By skdsl

my two latest additions

my two latest additions
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 05:42 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 124,339
Posted By skdsl

the Zvino has been out for a while. Saw some on a...

the Zvino has been out for a while. Saw some on a touring bike that came into our shop.

http://www.velocitywheels.com/zvino.htm
06-23-05, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By skdsl

IMHO the fork alone is reason enough to get the...

IMHO the fork alone is reason enough to get the caldera. But the bike must fit you first.
06-18-05, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By skdsl

where are the rocks??? looks like fun. nice...

where are the rocks???

looks like fun. nice and smooth. but then you guys are roadies ;);)

(I can only dream of tracks like that)
06-13-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By skdsl

my wife rides a 16" Cindercone and is 5'7". I...

my wife rides a 16" Cindercone and is 5'7". I ride an 18" Dawg at 6'2" but I have to use a longer seatpost.

the 16 should be about right for you.
06-13-05, 03:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,753
Posted By skdsl

my point exactly. The trail has to be pretty...

my point exactly. The trail has to be pretty smooth imho for a ht to be an advantage.




I used to feel the same way..... in fact until I had to use my old ht again, I was considering building...
06-12-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,753
Posted By skdsl

full squish all the way. The tracks around here...

full squish all the way. The tracks around here are pretty rough. A while ago I had to resort to using my old hardtail for a few weeks. I found on the downhills I was only marginally slower, but...
06-12-05, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,745
Posted By skdsl

The Cindercone is a great bike, as are all Konas...

The Cindercone is a great bike, as are all Konas (hey, there's four in my family). If you are after low maintenance why take the hydros off? They will need much less maintenance than mechs. As for...
Forum: Touring
06-12-05, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By skdsl

plastic Cateye cages. I've got some that are 15...

plastic Cateye cages. I've got some that are 15 years old.
06-01-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By skdsl

my ~89 superbe pro downtube shifters have the...

my ~89 superbe pro downtube shifters have the ratcheting friction mode ,7 speed and 6 speed settings.
05-10-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By skdsl

the grease inside the shifter goes sticky after a...

the grease inside the shifter goes sticky after a while. This causes the second stage ratchet pawl to stick open. You have to use a spray lube with solvent in the shifter to break down the old grease...
04-24-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,772
Posted By skdsl

I had to vote 2003 for my Kona......but my new...

I had to vote 2003 for my Kona......but my new Rocky Mountain should be here this week...
02-20-05, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By skdsl

I can tell you now that the Dawg frame is not the...

I can tell you now that the Dawg frame is not the same as the coiler. Coiler and Stinky probably are but the Dawg is much lighter. Coiler/Stinky has a one piece cast BB and main pivot, and the front...
01-23-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,489
Posted By skdsl

you would only use an offset rim on the front if...

you would only use an offset rim on the front if you have a disk brake.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-05, 09:49 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 66,720
Posted By skdsl

height 187cm (6'2") frame size 54cm compact -...

height 187cm (6'2")
frame size 54cm compact - used to ride a 61 but it was too long.
cycling inseam 90cm
pants inseam ? I wear shorts ;)
01-08-05, 11:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,141
Posted By skdsl

Had to vote for FS......nobody else has. more...

Had to vote for FS......nobody else has. more traction, less bouncing.
12-24-04, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 25,503
Posted By skdsl

what sort of bad things? The ETSX has made my...

what sort of bad things? The ETSX has made my shortlist for a new XC race bike. Reviews were mainly positive that I've read.
11-16-04, 04:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,580
Posted By skdsl

I've been using Sram chains for years...

I've been using Sram chains for years (Sachs-Sedis too). I found recently that when I upgraded my cassette to Sram (and shifter/deraileur) my shifting improved. I have never broken a powerlink.

We...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-04, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 133,214
Posted By skdsl

gee you guys are talking a fair bit of money...

gee you guys are talking a fair bit of money here. My Ironhorse was only $1750 with ultegra. It rides so much better than my old 531 Hillman. About 2kg lighter too. Alloy frame and carbon fork feels...
10-23-04, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By skdsl

sold a few Saint and XT calipers with Deore...

sold a few Saint and XT calipers with Deore levers.
10-23-04, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By skdsl

the deore hydro levers work too.

the deore hydro levers work too.
10-14-04, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By skdsl

had the same problem with my XT V brakes. Various...

had the same problem with my XT V brakes. Various different pads, toe in, toe out, sand the rims, new rims, etc, etc....... finally fixed it by replacing with a disk brake.
10-10-04, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By skdsl

the spline is deeper on the mtb cranks, except...

the spline is deeper on the mtb cranks, except for XTR. Better off just getting another road crank.
10-07-04, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,993
Posted By skdsl

at the moment its 26.5C and I feel cool. If its...

at the moment its 26.5C and I feel cool. If its under 20C I have trouble convincing myself to get out from under the doona, it's just too cold. Today's ride was in the 30somethings and I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-04, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By skdsl

I looked at the Triumph comp when I was buying my...

I looked at the Triumph comp when I was buying my new roadbike. It seemed like a good package for the price. The only let down was the wheels. (Alex450 by the way) They would probably be OK but they...
09-17-04, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,798
Posted By skdsl

I'd replace the granny ring. Even a slight...

I'd replace the granny ring. Even a slight mushrooming of the leading edge of the tooth can cause chainsuck, and if the drive train is locking and the bike can still coast, that'd be my guess on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-04, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26,825
Views: 16,850,145
Posted By skdsl

almost 15 years since I bought a new roadbike ...

almost 15 years since I bought a new roadbike
Just picked up my 04 Ironhorse Glory
Ultegra drivetrain bits (105 front der.)
FSA Gossamer triple
Ritchey wheelset

rides like a dream :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-04, 02:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,894
Posted By skdsl

just got an 04 Ironhorse Glory. Ultegra, FSA...

just got an 04 Ironhorse Glory. Ultegra, FSA triple and Ritchey wheelset.
08-14-04, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By skdsl

I think I learned to trackstand because I was...

I think I learned to trackstand because I was clipped in. Never really had a problem finding the 'sweet spot' as you refer to it, I can do it on my roadie, HT, duallie, even the kids bikes, as long...
07-30-04, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By skdsl

take into consideration what the frame was...

take into consideration what the frame was designed for, as the most important effect will be the change in geometry.

Personally I prefer a slacker head angle, so I'd probably go for the 100mm.
07-26-04, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,732
Posted By skdsl

check your shifters as some of them had a...

check your shifters as some of them had a position for 6speed and 7speed.

as far as durability, my 14 year old Superbe Pro is still going strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-04, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 133,214
Posted By skdsl

yikes! I would think twice about getting out of...

yikes! I would think twice about getting out of bed at that temp. 20 is just bearable.

I'd rather ride in 36degrees and 80% humidity.
07-18-04, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,241
Posted By skdsl

I've seen that on a mate's Hussefelts, I just...

I've seen that on a mate's Hussefelts, I just tightened the pedal back into the crank arm (came loose on a ride) and when I tried to remove it again (immediately) the insert stayed put and the pedal...
07-18-04, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,665
Posted By skdsl

Maxxis is what I seem to be using the most now....

Maxxis is what I seem to be using the most now. Not a big fan of the High Rollers. Not enough grip on the front, and I had to use high pressures on the rear or they had too much rolling resistance.
...
07-16-04, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By skdsl

I had an all steel 5spd Shimano freehub on my...

I had an all steel 5spd Shimano freehub on my *mart bike back in '82
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-04, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By skdsl

my guess is that they were worried alot of people...

my guess is that they were worried alot of people would avoid 10speed if they had to sell their expensive 9spd wheelsets (Ksyrium, Bontrager, etc.) and buy a compatable 10spd set. This way they just...
07-09-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By skdsl

it may be worth waiting for the 2005 Fox range to...

it may be worth waiting for the 2005 Fox range to come out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-04, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 133,214
Posted By skdsl

hey, I lurk here frequently too! and I'm twice as...

hey, I lurk here frequently too! and I'm twice as far from 'Melbin' as the gorilla :eek:

and there's nothing like a yank doing an impression of the Aussie accent! :rolleyes:
06-16-04, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,309
Posted By skdsl

a length of old chain held in vise grip pliers...

a length of old chain held in vise grip pliers works as a makeshift chainwhip too.
06-15-04, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By skdsl

I know of 3 locally. White frame, blue swingarm....

I know of 3 locally. White frame, blue swingarm. 2 of them have changed the shock for a Fox Float RL. Really good bikes, very smooth ride. One belongs to the LBS owner and he has ridden it for 4~5...
05-31-04, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By skdsl

if your 636's are the same as mine the tool won't...

if your 636's are the same as mine the tool won't work. which is why I tried to explain it in such detail......
05-31-04, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By skdsl

you have to remove the front and rear plates (the...

you have to remove the front and rear plates (the black bits) then the outer red bit will come off. The inner red bit is located by a small screw. Once all this is off, there is a spring in the outer...
05-20-04, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,665
Posted By skdsl

spring the extra for the Dawg if you can. The...

spring the extra for the Dawg if you can. The fork is much better, as it is a true Marzocchi, not just a Suntour with Marz stickers. The rear shock is better and has propedal damping, which is well...
05-01-04, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By skdsl

I have the armours and I love them.

I have the armours and I love them.
04-23-04, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,203
Posted By skdsl

thanks for the suggestions guys. I also had...

thanks for the suggestions guys. I also had someone say they used Motul 2.5wt fork oil in their XT discs. I ended up using the Shimano stuff (as we had some) and it worked OK.
04-21-04, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By skdsl

I have. Really cheap dept store bike spokes....

I have. Really cheap dept store bike spokes. Broke quite a few of them too.
04-21-04, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,203
Posted By skdsl

Coda brake fluid

I have to bleed the Coda Expert disc brakes on a Cannondale. I downloaded the manual and it said the brake fluid is 'developed by NASA' :rolleyes: :rolleyes: and of course is not compatible with...
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