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06-08-07, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By k_freese

That isn't the point. Your response showed about...

That isn't the point. Your response showed about as much class and restraint as would an adolescent. As such, it isn't my fault you're so bitter for no reason. That is the sign of a truly unhappy...
06-08-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By k_freese

Thanks cyccommute. Jagwire has just what I was...

Thanks cyccommute. Jagwire has just what I was thinking of. Now I'll have to decide if I want to use them or not.
06-08-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By k_freese

-2 for being a snob.

-2 for being a snob.
06-08-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,679
Posted By k_freese

Sheesh, you guys must be youngin's. The Antelope...

Sheesh, you guys must be youngin's. The Antelope moniker means nothing. Trek also used the Mountain Track name throughout the years. Eventually everything was dropped, and just the numbers were...
06-08-07, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 411,663
Posted By k_freese

[QUOTE=the wonginator]I sold my good ol' MTB: ...

[QUOTE=the wonginator]I sold my good ol' MTB:

Forget the bikes; I'll take the Z06!
06-08-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,522
Posted By k_freese

Seems like too much effort for a bike that will...

Seems like too much effort for a bike that will almost certainly never see a trail. Even if it was to be taken to the trail, it was never designed to be a serious XC rig. In reality, this bike...
06-08-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,791
Posted By k_freese

I thought this thread was about the differences...

I thought this thread was about the differences between hydraulic and mechanical discs... Not squabbling... Just sayin'. You have to let some things go.
06-08-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By k_freese

Receipts can be fabricated. Easily...

Receipts can be fabricated. Easily...
06-07-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,444
Posted By k_freese

I've been riding clipless for seven years now on...

I've been riding clipless for seven years now on my commutes and would never go back. I feel so much more connected to the bike. On the trail, I understand the nervousness, but it should all go...
06-07-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By k_freese

YES! I just got a warranty replacement from...

YES! I just got a warranty replacement from them, totally free. I cracked my '00 Trek 8900, and they replaced it with a brand new 8500 (their current top-end ZR9000 aluminum hardtail). It was a...
06-07-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,522
Posted By k_freese

I say we first need a better description of...

I say we first need a better description of "klunk." Are you sure it's coming from the fork? Could it be the chain banging on chainstay, or a loose headset, etc? Typically, I wouldn't recommend...
06-07-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By k_freese

No doubt, those bikes are stolen. Besides, who...

No doubt, those bikes are stolen. Besides, who wants 58 crappy bikes with rusty chains and taco'd wheels???
06-07-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By k_freese

Some of the cables on the bike are teflon coated,...

Some of the cables on the bike are teflon coated, like the Dry Cables. I'm not too worried about dirt, since the cables are up top. Usually dirt on the cables is only problematic (for me, anyway)...
06-07-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 411,663
Posted By k_freese

Many thanks! Someday I'll have to upgrade the...

Many thanks! Someday I'll have to upgrade the components, but despite their age, everything is in beautiful condition, and the bike weighs just a hair over 23lbs.
06-07-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By k_freese

Brake cable solution

Anyone have a solution for this? I am using linear-pull brakes, but my frame's cable-brackets (for lack of a better term) are set up for discs, and thus I had to run full length cable-housing to my...
06-07-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 411,663
Posted By k_freese

Just finished building it today. It's actually...

Just finished building it today. It's actually all my old parts swapped over onto a new frame (hence the 7 year old XT components and Manitou Ti-SX fork). Rides like a dream!...
06-06-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,791
Posted By k_freese

Somebody in a post way back menioned that it's...

Somebody in a post way back menioned that it's possible to use levers designed for v-brakes with mechanical discs if you use teflon coated cable-housing. Is this true? Would it be annoyingly...
06-06-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By k_freese

You made the right decision. It is definitely a...

You made the right decision. It is definitely a wacky piece of bicycling history, and is kind of cool in that regard, but $300.00 could be spent much more effectively. Cannondales have always been...
06-05-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,918
Posted By k_freese

In regard to the bike racks: I have a Yakima...

In regard to the bike racks: I have a Yakima roof-rack that is okay. The bike mounts very solidly, so I'm never worried about it falling off or anything. One thing I don't like about roof-racks,...
06-05-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,918
Posted By k_freese

However, I've read that lots of people forget...

However, I've read that lots of people forget they have their bikes up top, and then drive into their garage...
06-05-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

Looks like it maybe could have been the result of...

Looks like it maybe could have been the result of over-tightening. I presume he finished the race?
06-05-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By k_freese

Sometimes you can tell by looking at the serial...

Sometimes you can tell by looking at the serial number. Other times they're impossible to decipher. Give it a try, if it really matter...
06-05-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

If you read the post correctly, I state that I...

If you read the post correctly, I state that I would be perfectly happy with the 223g Thomson Elite, because I know the weight difference is negligible, but I don't have an extra $30.00...


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06-04-07, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By k_freese

Robert, would you happen to have a Flickr account...

Robert, would you happen to have a Flickr account or other webpage as to view more of your photos? Higher resolution, etc.?
06-04-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By k_freese

I'm not sure if even a full suspension rig would...

I'm not sure if even a full suspension rig would help a lower back problem. It may soak up some of the bumps, but it certainly won't keep mountain biking from being anything other than a totally...
06-04-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

I suppose it comes down to being poor. The 31.6...

I suppose it comes down to being poor. The 31.6 x 350mm FSA carbon that is on its way to my LBS weighs around 200g, and costs $60.00. Whereas a 31.6 x 350mm Thomson that weighs around the same...
06-04-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

It seems like people are still very divided about...

It seems like people are still very divided about whether or not carbon parts are strong enough to hold up to the rigors of daily use. The reason why I am even in this situation in the first place...
06-04-07, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By k_freese

Check with website of the company that...

Check with website of the company that manufactures the seatpost. Most companies have some sort of warrantee policy.
06-04-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By k_freese

Any compliments or gripes regarding the body? If...

Any compliments or gripes regarding the body? If you could address one thing about it, what would you change?
06-04-07, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By k_freese

Very nice shots. What camera setup are you...

Very nice shots. What camera setup are you using? Looks like a Canon body of some variety. I'm in the market for a new digital SLR, and I'm trying to gather info from photographers along the way...
06-03-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

For a seatpost?

For a seatpost?
06-03-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

That's what I like to hear!

That's what I like to hear!
06-03-07, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

I know aluminum doesn't weigh very much, but I...

I know aluminum doesn't weigh very much, but I found this carbon for about the price of a decent Thomson aluminum, yet it weighs considerably less. Given that combination of weight and price, I...
06-03-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

Aside from general reputation of any given...

Aside from general reputation of any given company, how would one identify a longer-lasting vs. non-longer-lasting carbon seatpost?

Under what weight limit?
06-03-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By k_freese

Man, how can kids bikes be the low-demand part of...

Man, how can kids bikes be the low-demand part of the market? When I was a kid, everyone had at least one bike, regardless of whether or not they ever used them.
06-03-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By k_freese

Why is weight such an issue for a 4 y/o? Just...

Why is weight such an issue for a 4 y/o? Just get a steel frame bike without suspension. I always rode Schwinns as a kid.
06-03-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

That's the thing... I'd like not to have to...

That's the thing... I'd like not to have to replace the seatpost after a year. In fact, I'd like to be able to use the same post for many years. The guy at my LBS said that I should have no...
06-03-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

I believe those were the famous last words of...

I believe those were the famous last words of Ford Pinto owners before they exploded...
06-03-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By k_freese

Sorry to hear about your troubles. You could...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. You could always get knee replacement surgery and become a bionic man...
06-03-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By k_freese

Carbon fiber seatpost

Alright, I am sure this topic has certainly been discussed around here ad nauseum. But here is my question: I just ordered an FSA carbon seatpost, and I was assured that carbon components are not...
06-03-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,420
Posted By k_freese

If you are out of control and have time to...

If you are out of control and have time to recognize that you must abort, try to cut as much speed as possible before you take the inevitable spill. Wiping out is usually not this predictable,...
06-02-07, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By k_freese

But VW owns Audi, so how can they compete, anyway?

But VW owns Audi, so how can they compete, anyway?
06-02-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By k_freese

I'm for Audi...

I'm for Audi...
06-02-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By k_freese

Plus, the rear deraileur cable is hanging loose...

Plus, the rear deraileur cable is hanging loose until I get some more cable-housing when my other parts arrive at the shop.
06-02-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By k_freese

Are you looking at the cables around the...

Are you looking at the cables around the handlebars? They look too tight in the photo, but it's just the camera angle. Everything has full range of motion without any pulling. Here's a shot of the...
06-02-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By k_freese

BTW: Are you actually tall enough for a 22" frame...

BTW: Are you actually tall enough for a 22" frame (as is the fully-assembled GT bike you listed)?? I'm 5'11", and I ride a Trek 17.5" (Medium). Just hope you know what you're buying...
06-02-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By k_freese

I'll throw out my opinion, but seeing as how the...

I'll throw out my opinion, but seeing as how the frameset you were looking at on eBay is going to expire in 15 minutes, I take it you have already made up your mind...

I recently (yesterday)...
06-02-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By k_freese

Could those be old mine shafts? Are there...

Could those be old mine shafts? Are there mineral deposits in Kansas? Though I am a big fan of spelunking, I'd check with other locals to see if it's safe before entering. Or you could bring a...
06-01-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By k_freese

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/k_freese/89...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/k_freese/8900a.jpg
Here it is: the infamous cracked 8900SL that you love so much. Looks fine, and it rode perfectly, but a closer inspection reveals that it...
05-26-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,000
Posted By k_freese

Then again, I think there is a reason why more...

Then again, I think there is a reason why more people decide to buy hardtails in the beginning, anyway.
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