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02-23-06, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By .:MTB:.

You can anodize stuff yourself at home if you...

You can anodize stuff yourself at home if you really want. Search Google, it comes up with a few articles.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By .:MTB:.

I'd rather risk that than make a bad purchase....

I'd rather risk that than make a bad purchase. Plus it's not exactly ideal. I've also found a similarly used (ie barely) Specialized, Felt, and a Fuji all for less and in a bigger size.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By .:MTB:.

I haven't been fitted on a road bike or tried...

I haven't been fitted on a road bike or tried any. My mountain bike's top tube is 22.5". I really don't want to spend this much, but I thought it was very cheap being Ti and all. Not to stir up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By .:MTB:.

Could I get your opinion on a used bike?

I've been sort of casually looking at road bikes and I found this ad on craigslist:

http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/133402083.html

This struck me as being as a really good deal, but I don't...
06-15-05, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By .:MTB:.

Hey SpiderMike are you talking about Jack Brooks...

Hey SpiderMike are you talking about Jack Brooks Park? I do believe I'm local to you... Last time I went there (back in February), the very first bridge you hit was out, but we assumed it got damaged...
06-12-05, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,792
Posted By .:MTB:.

You won't get a much better fork on a new bike...

You won't get a much better fork on a new bike you buy in this price range and I like the steel frame this bike has, so I would go for it if it's in good working condition. As a newbie, you won't be...
06-10-05, 11:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,070
Posted By .:MTB:.

Hanging a bike by its wheels is fine. The wheels...

Hanging a bike by its wheels is fine. The wheels can hold you up while riding the bike so they can definitely handle the bike's weight alone. I've seen bags that attach to the seatpost that would...
06-08-05, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By .:MTB:.

Marin also makes some XC steel hardtails. The...

Marin also makes some XC steel hardtails. The Rockhopper is an XC bike, not freeride or dirt jump bike as listed in the first post.
06-05-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By .:MTB:.

In My Opinion.

In My Opinion.
05-29-05, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By .:MTB:.

You certainly seem to have the balance necessary...

You certainly seem to have the balance necessary for it.
05-29-05, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,079
Posted By .:MTB:.

People are going to tell you to avoid anything...

People are going to tell you to avoid anything from a big store and to go to a bike shop. Perhaps the biggest advantage of doing so is that a bike you purchase at a bike shop will be correctly...
05-28-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By .:MTB:.

Just FYI, the Coiler is based off the same frame...

Just FYI, the Coiler is based off the same frame as the Dawg, but is set up with more of a bias towards freeride and less towards riding trails. Not to say you couldn't ride trails with it though.
05-28-05, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By .:MTB:.

You should start flatland BMXing.

You should start flatland BMXing.
05-26-05, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By .:MTB:.

I've always heard that you don't want an aluminum...

I've always heard that you don't want an aluminum frame that old.
05-16-05, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By .:MTB:.

The Rockhopper is a bit more XC oriented. The...

The Rockhopper is a bit more XC oriented. The Hardrock however, is pretty universally recommended here as a do-everything bike in this price range.
05-11-05, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 981
Posted By .:MTB:.

...is basically a Dawg too. I like how it looks....

...is basically a Dawg too. I like how it looks. Kinda futuristic.
05-05-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,788
Posted By .:MTB:.

I had a 20" coaster brake'd wal mart bike that...

I had a 20" coaster brake'd wal mart bike that lasted me several years as a kid. I eventually ruined the hubs I think, but I also never maintained it. I then bought a cheap mountain bike, which...
05-05-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By .:MTB:.

The Avids people are recommending are mechanical...

The Avids people are recommending are mechanical discs (as Raiyn already said). That's why they didn't say you'd need new levers. Yes you can get hydraulic brakes for the rear wheel.
05-01-05, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By .:MTB:.

Design elements, more specifically. I mean the...

Design elements, more specifically. I mean the weird looking head tube-top tube junction that they have on the Jackal, V10 and that new bike they just rolled out. Nobody really seems to like it....
05-01-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By .:MTB:.

New Santa Cruz designs seem to be pretty...

New Santa Cruz designs seem to be pretty unpopular, especially the hump where the top tube meets the head tube. I personally can't stand Trek Bruiser 3s, no offense to anyone who has one.
04-30-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By .:MTB:.

Thanks for the concern. I'm not sure where the...

Thanks for the concern. I'm not sure where the admins draw the line, but there are some obvious violations of the rules, and there's also a lot of what I consider useless posting and misinformation.
04-30-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By .:MTB:.

Grow up. Stop trying to live up to a ********...

Grow up. Stop trying to live up to a ******** stereotype. I sure hope you don't complain about police harassing you, because it's to be expected if you're going to go around bragging about damaging...
04-30-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By .:MTB:.

There's quite a few younger people in the...

There's quite a few younger people in the mountainbiking forum as well, and they are forced to comply with the rules there. I can see why this would be harder to do in the BMX forum though.
04-29-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By .:MTB:.

The BMX forum... I don't even know where to begin

In case you haven't noticed, the BMX forum here is a huge mess. It's full of trash talking kids and pretty much useless for getting any real information out of. Threads would get locked before...
04-28-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,530
Posted By .:MTB:.

I picked up a Marin Bolinas Ridge on sale last...

I picked up a Marin Bolinas Ridge on sale last year for $250. It has Acera components and a 70 mm travel fork, so I think you could jump to an 80 mm if you wanted to upgrade later. I hope so anyway....
04-28-05, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By .:MTB:.

Sweet. Post some pictures.

Sweet. Post some pictures.
Forum: BMX
04-26-05, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By .:MTB:.

SS usually means single speed, but it's kinda...

SS usually means single speed, but it's kinda redundant here...
04-25-05, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By .:MTB:.

I say go for the full suspension. You only live...

I say go for the full suspension. You only live once.
04-25-05, 07:22 PM
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Posted By .:MTB:.

I know my bike's manual lists how much you should...

I know my bike's manual lists how much you should torque everything down. Maybe yours does too?
04-23-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,004
Posted By .:MTB:.

Sorry, but we'll have to agree to disagree. If...

Sorry, but we'll have to agree to disagree. If you're that concerned with your saddle being ruined, maybe you should pick up a beater bike, or a cheaper saddle you could swap out for when you are...
04-22-05, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,004
Posted By .:MTB:.

To the original poster, I can see why you're...

To the original poster, I can see why you're angry about his rudeness, but aren't you getting a little too worked up about a scratch on your mountainbike? At least the guy picked it up. I think most...
04-20-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By .:MTB:.

I once saw a bum ride by on a Bianchi road bike....

I once saw a bum ride by on a Bianchi road bike. I didn't realize it at the time, but it must have been stolen.
04-17-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,422
Posted By .:MTB:.

I promised myself not to turn cycling into a...

I promised myself not to turn cycling into a money pit before I got started, and so far, I think I'm doing ok. I think forums are part of my problem. I see others decked out bike and think I have to...
Forum: BMX
04-14-05, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By .:MTB:.

lol I meant that in a good way... like there's no...

lol I meant that in a good way... like there's no excess cable or stickers or mismatched colors. The lines of the bike are clean. I know it's really not as a important as how well you can ride, but I...
04-14-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By .:MTB:.

The longer travel is WHY the headtube is more...

The longer travel is WHY the headtube is more stressed. A greater amount of torque will be exerted on the headtube by a longer fork.
04-13-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,463
Posted By .:MTB:.

I'm 6' 0" and ride an 18.5" Marin.

I'm 6' 0" and ride an 18.5" Marin.
Forum: BMX
04-12-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By .:MTB:.

That's definitely a clean bike. What do you use...

That's definitely a clean bike. What do you use it for?
04-11-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By .:MTB:.

Why is it that 8 speed stuff is discontinued but...

Why is it that 8 speed stuff is discontinued but it's still available from the factory on many bikes? Are you left having to upgrade your entire drivetrain if part of it breaks?
Forum: BMX
04-11-05, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By .:MTB:.

In that case, what he really needs is some of...

In that case, what he really needs is some of these:

http://www.shoes.com/productimages/shoes_ia63730.jpg
04-10-05, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By .:MTB:.

If you havent looked at it already, the freeride...

If you havent looked at it already, the freeride hardtail sticky at the top of this forum has a pretty comprehensive list of bikes suited to the type of riding you're interested in.
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04-09-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By .:MTB:.

I was kind of on the fence about getting a BMX...

I was kind of on the fence about getting a BMX bike but I think I will now, especially if it'll make me a better mountainbiker. Plus it's something to keep me amused while the trails are rained out...
04-08-05, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,572
Posted By .:MTB:.

Maybe you need to play around with bike fit some...

Maybe you need to play around with bike fit some to take the weight off your arms?
04-06-05, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By .:MTB:.

It's a great way to let off stress and get my...

It's a great way to let off stress and get my mind off things. It's also proven the saying "Easier said than done" to me many times over.
Forum: BMX
04-04-05, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By .:MTB:.

I have heard having them on the chainstays is...

I have heard having them on the chainstays is better because then the cable can be routed straighter for better braking. I have also heard having them on the seatstays is better because it...
04-01-05, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By .:MTB:.

I tend to identify people by their avatars. This...

I tend to identify people by their avatars. This is funny, but slightly annoying at the same time.
03-30-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 881
Posted By .:MTB:.

I believe you were looking for accepted. ;) You...

I believe you were looking for accepted. ;) You are kinda "excepting" yourself at the moment, and I agree that some people are overly touchy about it. But I also think standards must be upheld here.
03-30-05, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By .:MTB:.

I take it you tried it and didn't like it. Could...

I take it you tried it and didn't like it. Could you elaborate on this?
03-30-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By .:MTB:.

If you don't like it, you can ****ing leave.......

If you don't like it, you can ****ing leave.... nah. Just playin'.
03-24-05, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By .:MTB:.

Maybe you could write the people who own the land...

Maybe you could write the people who own the land relating your feelings? Or even better, send in a petition.
Forum: BMX
03-24-05, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,514
Posted By .:MTB:.

Oh. It sorta sounded like you meant Specialized...

Oh. It sorta sounded like you meant Specialized marketed everything they make under the Specialized name except for what they market under Truvativ. Never mind then... heh.
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