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03-05-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Shadesy

Rock Shox Dart Question

I bought an 06 Dart 1 the other day and after receiving it realized it does not have V brake bosses. Does anybody know if they sell a kit to add to the fork? If so where can I buy it? Thanks
02-20-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Shadesy

Well I am worried about the bar cracking from...

Well I am worried about the bar cracking from either the stem of the shifters being tightened too much. I was just curious if anybody else has carbon bars and would like to chime in on how tight I...
02-19-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Shadesy

Carbon Fiber Handlebar Help

I just bought a pair of FSA K force Carbon Fiber Handlebars. Can anyone tell me what the max torque rating is for stem and shifters? Thanks
02-15-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Shadesy

Rock Shox SID Impressions

Anybody ridden on this fork? I do not plan on doing any racing, but the lightness of it appeals to me. Is it really stiff? Dependable? Thanks
02-14-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Shadesy

Anybody???

Anybody???
02-13-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Shadesy

Fork Upgrade from Tora 302

I am looking to upgrade my Tora 302 off my Rockhopper. I want to shave some weight and gain some plushness. I test rode an 08 FSR Stumpy with the FOX vanilla on it and absolutely loved how soft the...
01-25-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Shadesy

Wow that is a great page. I still don't see the...

Wow that is a great page. I still don't see the answer I am looking for though. My centering sleeve goes down all the way into my headset, but my dust cap is what is not sitting flush to my upper...
01-25-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Shadesy

I am still having issues. I will try and use...

I am still having issues. I will try and use better vocabulary to describe my problem now that I looked at a diagram. When putting the fork into the frame, I don't think I am getting the fork to go...
01-23-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Shadesy

I think I see where my mistake was. I was...

I think I see where my mistake was. I was tightening the stem clamp on to the steerer tube first, and then tightening the top cap bolt on last. So the screw on the top cap is used for adjustment?
01-22-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Shadesy

I didn't actually change stems, I am using the...

I didn't actually change stems, I am using the exact one that I took off with the same spacers in the same spot. My question is: Is it ok for there to be some space between the top cap of the...
01-22-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Shadesy

Headset Question

I took my stem off the other day, because I wanted to try a different one, and when I put it back on I am having some issues with the headset. My bike has a Cane Creek sealed headest. When I slide...
01-11-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Shadesy

That Spin doctor essential looks pretty cool

That Spin doctor essential looks pretty cool
01-10-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Shadesy

Looking for a decent repair stand

I am looking for an affordable stand to hold my bike while I adjust it and do minor repairs. It doesn't even have to hold it very high, I just want it to be steady. Thanks
01-06-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Shadesy

Thanks

Ok that sounds simple enough. One more question. I bought a set of brakes with the cables already connected. I was hoping that they would be the right length, but they are about 1 inch too short...
01-06-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Shadesy

Building my first bike - Questions

Currently I have a frame with tires and wheels and fork/stem/handlebar installed. My LBS is going to install my crank and BB on Tuesday. I felt more comfortable letting them install it. Now, all I...
01-05-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By Shadesy

Seat Post Help

My specialized takes a 31.9 seatpost. Would a 31.6 fit with the clamp tightened enough?
12-30-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Shadesy

RockWerks Rotors

Has anybody tried RockWerks rotors. I am looking for a decently priced set of 6 bolt rotors for my BB5. If not, what do you recommend?
12-26-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Shadesy

Help removing Cable from Deore Shifter

I unscrewed the top cover and cannot see the end of the cable to remove it. I would like to get some help before I start taking the shifters apart too much. Thanks
12-24-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Shadesy

Stumpy

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?arc=2005&sid=05Stumpjumper

Here is the link to the Specialized Archived Website.

The Marathon frame is the one I bought, and it says that it is a...
12-24-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Shadesy

Stumpjumper Build Help

I recently bought a 2005 Stumjumper Marathon Hardtail Frame to build up. I had somes questions that I am hoping you guys can help me with. (1) I need to buy a crankset and BB, and on the...
12-18-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Shadesy

Help Chosing a Stem

I got a really good deal on a 19" bike, but it's a little too big for me. Height isn't a problem, but I feel stretched when reaching for bars. I want to get a shorter stem and riser bars, and that...
12-17-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Shadesy

Derailluer Help

I have a bike with SRAM X-7 components, and I just recently bought one with Shimano. I really like the feel of the SRAM and want to put it on my new bike. I measured the cable length, and...
12-13-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Shadesy

Full Suspension Effeciency Question

I am currently riding a 2005 Schwinn Rocket Pro full suspension bike. The rear shock is a Manitou Radium R Air with no lockout. Yesterday I decided to hop on my friends Specialized hardtail and...
11-29-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Shadesy

Headsets

From what I have been reading on the internet, it looks like installing a headset takes some know-how. This is my first bike build up and I don't want to mess it up. Would you recommend me taking...
11-28-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Shadesy

Ok thanks. Sounds like buying a new one is my...

Ok thanks. Sounds like buying a new one is my best bet. What brand do you recommend? Right now I am just looking to get the bike together with affordable parts till I can upgrade with better...
11-28-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Shadesy

Parts Help Please

I just bought an 07 Hardrock Sport Disc frame. I am selling my Schwinn Rocket Pro frame and would love to use as many parts as I can from this bike to put on my Hardrock. First, the headset in my...
11-28-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

Age

Sorry guys. I am not 10. I was responding sarcasticly to a rude post that a guy made stating that I must be young because my mechanical skills were not great. I clearly stated at the start of this...
11-27-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

I am 10 years old. No seriously, I got the tire...

I am 10 years old. No seriously, I got the tire off the day you told me, thanks for the info, but you don't have to be a jackass about it. I just happened to post that I did it today.
11-27-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

haha

hahaha. So I am guessing nobody else on here has that left on their bike. Probably removed along with the wheel reflectors! Buy hey, I am a newbie and thought it was there for protection!
11-27-07, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Shadesy

Taking my Bike Apart

Ok, so I am selling my bicycle frame and I need to take my bike apart. I realize now that I need a crank puller to remove my crank. Obviously I have allen wrenches and screwdrivers. Are there any...
11-27-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

Ok, I finally got the rear wheel off by shifting...

Ok, I finally got the rear wheel off by shifting it to lowest cog! What an idiot not to think about that to start with!! I gave everything a good clean, there was lots of dirt and dust in my wheel...
11-26-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

That seems to have fixed it! Thanks a lot. Now,...

That seems to have fixed it! Thanks a lot. Now, I am still having my issue with the fact that my wheel does not spin well with the quick release tightened. I bought this bike used. Could my tires...
11-25-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Shadesy

Im sorry. I meant to say frame only!

Im sorry. I meant to say frame only!
11-25-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

Hayes Sole

The only way that I can get my pads to stop rubbing, is to have the quick release very loose! I am not too comfortable with this idea. However, when I tighten my quick release like the bike shop...
11-24-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Shadesy

How much is this worth?

I have a chance to buy a 2004 Trek 8500 SL with disc brake adapter, ritchey seat post, and salso post clamp. It is is pretty good condition. What is a good price on this setup? Thanks
11-21-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shadesy

Newbie Mechanical Questions

Ok here goes. These might be stupid, but I am very new to biking. Thanks

Hayes Sole Hydraulic Disk. I put new brake pads in and I cannot get the rotor to stop scraping the pad with the pad...
11-20-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shadesy

Thanks for the info. I think it was made for...

Thanks for the info. I think it was made for 80mm. That should be fine for me, I tend to take it pretty easy! How light would I be able to build both of them up?
11-20-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shadesy

Litespeed vs Trek

I have an option to either buy a 2000 model Litespeed Toccoa frame or a 2005 Trek 8500 frame. Which one would you pick and why? I know the Litespeed will probably be a little lighter, but isn't the...
11-18-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Shadesy

That is a $1700 bike. I have a chance to buy a 2...

That is a $1700 bike. I have a chance to buy a 2 year old p.3 frame for 125 bucks. I am looking for a project bike. I have a bunch of extra parts, so I will probably have it built for $225. I...
11-17-07, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Shadesy

Care to expand on that a little? Maybe like why...

Care to expand on that a little? Maybe like why it isn't a good bike for me?
11-17-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Shadesy

Specialized P.3

I am looking into one of these frames because they look really cool. I mostly do XC riding, no hills, but I like to hit 1 and 2 foot jumps. Would this bike be good for me? It says its a dirtjumper...
11-17-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Shadesy

Schwinn Rocket Pro. It's a sweet bike with nice...

Schwinn Rocket Pro. It's a sweet bike with nice components, but I don't need the full sus for Mississippi trails.
11-17-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Shadesy

Rock Shox Tora 302 Opinions

I have a chance to buy a 2007 used Rock Shox Tora 302 fork with lockout and the handlebar lockout mount for $90 including shipping to my house? Is this a good deal? I am a newbie and want to upgrade...
11-17-07, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Shadesy

Winter

I agree. I see it as more of a project than an immediate builder. Therefore I can be patient and find good deals on light parts. Then again, winter in Mississippi isn't really winter. Unless you...
11-16-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Shadesy

Shipping a Bicycle

Can anyone offer any advise on the cheapest shipping method for a bicycle (USPS, UPS, FedEx, or DHL? I have a local shop that will pack it up for $30 bucks, now I just need to know who to use.
11-16-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Shadesy

So i guess 20 lbs is out of the question. 23 is...

So i guess 20 lbs is out of the question. 23 is still pretty light compared to my bike that I am riding now. Hopefully I can switch over all my component of my Full Sus bike, and then piece by...
11-16-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Shadesy

Building the Frame

Thanks for the help. I currently have a full suspension bike that has some nice components and I was wondering if I do buy the frame, will most components fit onto another bike? If so, how hard...
11-15-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Shadesy

Ultra Light Hardtail Frame

I am looking at buying a really light hardtail frame and building it up with light components. I can get a Giant XTC Team on Ebay for around $300 bucks shipped, and I have read where people are...
11-12-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,998
Posted By Shadesy

Specialized

I bought a 07 Specialized Hardrock XC on closeout for $275, which is their bottom of the line hardtail bike. I have never had any problems with it. It definately does not compare with a $500-$600...
11-12-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Shadesy

Also if the back brakes squeak, who cares as long...

Also if the back brakes squeak, who cares as long as they work.

They are very aggravating, thats why!

I recently bought the bike. The back brakes were not squeaking and the fronts were...
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