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09-03-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,349
Posted By shenny88

Sounds like me too, but I haven't raced that much...

Sounds like me too, but I haven't raced that much yet. I just hope to finish mid-pack or better (depending on the field). Tons of fun, but it kills me!
08-07-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By shenny88

Looks like a Police bike. I wouldnt pay more than...

Looks like a Police bike. I wouldnt pay more than $150 based solely on how little the seller appears to care about the bike and actually selling it.... thats assuming you really want it. The Police...
08-19-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By shenny88

I generally agree that its crazy seeing Alivio...

I generally agree that its crazy seeing Alivio cost that much, BUT Shimano does favor the "hand me down" technique with their components. In many cases 2002 XT becomes 2004 LX, which becomes 2006...
07-27-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By shenny88

Its not a commuter bike, i was just testing it...

Its not a commuter bike, i was just testing it out "around town"
07-27-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By shenny88

Thanks, i just did what you guys suggested...

Thanks, i just did what you guys suggested (reduce clearance), and while researching i read to lower the guide, and both adjustments really paid off in my brief test. I'll take it out tomorrow when i...
07-27-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By shenny88

Are cantilever brakes supposed to be this weak??

I just built up an S-Works Tricross with TRP Euro X canti brakes. I have them set up pretty well, good clearance, good feel, about 1mm toe-in, but they just feel sooo weak. I should mention that the...
12-12-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,828
Posted By shenny88

Wellgo MG-1 looks better for the money, and...

Wellgo MG-1 looks better for the money, and theyre very light. Or find something similar to them
12-05-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,228
Posted By shenny88

Thats awesome!... can i have it?

Thats awesome!... can i have it?
12-05-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,932
Posted By shenny88

For a couple bucks more (~$1500 msrp), you can...

For a couple bucks more (~$1500 msrp), you can pick up a Trek X-Cal; X7 drivetrain, Reba fork. Only downgrade from the Spec. is the Elixir 1 brakes, but youre getting a brand new bike, and could even...
12-05-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By shenny88

If those really are your two options, get the...

If those really are your two options, get the Moto. Its well equipped for the money, and i dont see why you should worry about frame durability (its just not pretty, cosmetically). I built a bike...
08-30-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By shenny88

Just felt like sharing....

I bought this bike completely stock for $500 just under 2 years ago b/c i thought i might enjoy mtn biking... well, i did very much so! So about 2 years later, all thats left of the bike is the frame...
08-30-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,170
Posted By shenny88

Okay, outside of 4x/dj. Yes, im aware many...

Okay, outside of 4x/dj. Yes, im aware many companies still make quality 26" hardtails, but go look at companies like Trek and Giant; Giant makes nothing over the Revel 0, and Trek just killed off the...
08-29-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,170
Posted By shenny88

29er hardtails have already made any quality...

29er hardtails have already made any quality hardtail 26ers obsolete... at least from the big name companies
08-20-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By shenny88

i dont think any 29er tires will fit, width-wise,...

i dont think any 29er tires will fit, width-wise, between the chain stays.
06-05-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By shenny88

Another thing i'd imagine is worth considering is...

Another thing i'd imagine is worth considering is the fact that BB7 brakes are a single piston system, meaning they rely on the outboard actuating piston pushing (flexing) the rotor into the fixed...
06-05-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By shenny88

Looking for opinions on Fulcrum Red Metal 5 wheelset...

I have an opportunity at work to pick up the Red Metal 5 wheeset for like 200 bucks at work. Anybody with experience with these wheels or similar Fulcrum wheels, id like to know what your opinions...
06-03-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By shenny88

Go on jensonusa.com and buy a BB7 for the front,...

Go on jensonusa.com and buy a BB7 for the front, $46. Best mech brake.
05-25-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,397
Posted By shenny88

Trek GF Marlin SS

Trek GF Marlin SS
05-25-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,822
Posted By shenny88

id replace the plastic pedals with something that...

id replace the plastic pedals with something that wont break mid-ride, something aluminum probably.
05-23-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By shenny88

Sunrace components ...

Sunrace components
http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/family/nmz
05-21-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By shenny88

you could also put Acera and Altus between Alivio...

you could also put Acera and Altus between Alivio and Tourney.

The mtb stuff doesnt quite line up with road gear but maybe;
Dura-Ace = XTR
Ultegra = XT
105 = SLX/Deore
Tiagra = Deore/Alivio...
05-18-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 34,692
Posted By shenny88

Id have no problem riding the GT or the Fisher...

Id have no problem riding the GT or the Fisher with confidence. I bet it can take all the abuse you can give it. The GT is NOT a Pacific or a walmart Schwinn, regardless of what anyone says.
....no...
05-16-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,228
Posted By shenny88

My newest toy i got for free from work! A 1998...

My newest toy i got for free from work!
A 1998 Mongoose DX 5.3 in mint condition, looks like it was never ridden.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/thelastjedi3/IMG_05741.jpg
05-15-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By shenny88

this topic has been discussed so thoroughly and...

this topic has been discussed so thoroughly and soooo many times...

Youre right, theres not $500 new FS bike worth it for any real trails.

Dont ask about BikesDirect, just search for reviews...
05-14-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,245
Posted By shenny88

This with a $5 flashlight mount off ebay +...

This with a $5 flashlight mount off ebay + Energizer rechargeable batteries.
80-140 lumens... works well enough for around the neighborhood, and the whole setup ran me about $40-45 opposed to $150+...
05-10-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,373
Posted By shenny88

...the spec sheet says it has 700x25 tires, umm i...

...the spec sheet says it has 700x25 tires, umm i dont think so. Get a name brand hardtail to start; Trek 4500, Giant Revel 0 or 1, Specialized Rockhopper ($4-500 model), or any name brand...
05-09-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By shenny88

My last choice would be the Diamondback, not that...

My last choice would be the Diamondback, not that it wont suit your needs, but it offers neither awesome components, nor quality service. The Moto Fantom gives you an excellent combo of parts with a...
05-07-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,228
Posted By shenny88

My personalized Moto 700HT ...

My personalized Moto 700HT
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/thelastjedi3/moto.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/thelastjedi3/bike-2.jpg
05-07-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By shenny88

Well i didnt really have a choice outside of a...

Well i didnt really have a choice outside of a budget build, haha im a part-time working college student and i happen to work part-time at a bike shop, so it works out fairly well. As far as the...
05-06-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By shenny88

My Motobecane 700HT budget build

Well i finally have this bike just about where i am finally satisfied with everything on it. I got this about two years ago thinking id just be a casual trail rider and i was bit by the bug, and i...
05-02-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By shenny88

Thats the reason i went back to platforms after...

Thats the reason i went back to platforms after riding clipless; i find myself wanting to adjust my feet, often very minimally, on the pedals depending on where/what im riding. However i do miss the...
05-02-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By shenny88

Post Your Platform Pedal and Shoe Setup... (pictures wanted)

I searched but didnt turn up much of anything. I figured this might be a thread worth starting.
Post pictures and captions of your platform pedals and the shoes you ride them with. :thumb:

Heres...
04-30-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By shenny88

Its an ok price based on its original msrp....

Its an ok price based on its original msrp. However, i think the original msrp was too high. Talk them down as far as you can, $300 would be worth it.
04-27-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By shenny88

Ive got velociraptors on my bike. They really do...

Ive got velociraptors on my bike. They really do grip literally everything ive come across in michigan... however, they are not what youd call fast rollers. The rear tire is like a tank track and its...
04-26-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By shenny88

They suck, and they wont seal a puncture for you...

They suck, and they wont seal a puncture for you either. They just make a mess in the process.
04-25-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,376
Posted By shenny88

This, but with their carbon fork... i seriously...

This, but with their carbon fork... i seriously wish the decals werent clear coated over
http://bikeisland.com/images/1204014.JPG
04-21-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,937
Posted By shenny88

id buy that all day long for 300 bucks. Youre...

id buy that all day long for 300 bucks. Youre still getting LX shifters, XT RD, shimano hydro brakes, but there are some cheaper parts like the fork. However, most shops would still mark that package...
03-09-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,667
Posted By shenny88

ive been riding a lightly modified SST AL in a...

ive been riding a lightly modified SST AL in a 54cm... im 5'8" with a 30" inseam. i really light it. you cant tell in the photos online but the tube shaping is really cool looking, like rounded...
12-06-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By shenny88

what kind of tire clearance does the 721 leader...

what kind of tire clearance does the 721 leader have?
12-02-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By shenny88

damn, you have to bid on all of the nice factory...

damn, you have to bid on all of the nice factory seconds. Whats the problem with the coghouse frames that Leader turns them over for?
12-02-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By shenny88

Yeah, i was checking out the sst al frame, but i...

Yeah, i was checking out the sst al frame, but i really dislike the polished look and decals. I wish theyd sell the all black or all white frames
12-02-10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By shenny88

Inexpensive aluminum or crmo frames? esp aluminum

Posted this in the wrong thread at first but anyhow...

Im looking to build up a second bike with some extra parts, and im interested in a size 53-54 frame. Ive seen a fair amount of steel frames...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By shenny88

JUST realized i posted this in the commuting...

JUST realized i posted this in the commuting forum. although applicable, i for some reason thought i was in the singlespeed/fixed gear forum. STILL, any suggestions are welcome!
Forum: Commuting
12-02-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By shenny88

i check craigslist in my area pretty daily just...

i check craigslist in my area pretty daily just looking for anything worthwhile. I really doubt id find anything there... kinda sucks in these parts. Loooots of garbage.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By shenny88

yeah, i saw that on bikeisland.com. I wish they'd...

yeah, i saw that on bikeisland.com. I wish they'd sell the all black and all white ones that they sell as completes...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By shenny88

Im definitly looking for a ss specific frame with...

Im definitly looking for a ss specific frame with a 1-1/8 headset.

I just like the look of aluminum frames as well as the no rust factor since its stored in a garage year round. However, i am not...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-10, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By shenny88

Inexpensive aluminum or crmo frames? esp aluminum

Im looking to build up a second bike with some extra parts, and im interested in a size 53-54 frame. Ive seen a fair amount of steel frames out there but not a lot of inexpensive aluminum ones, maybe...
11-26-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,376
Posted By shenny88

180012

180012
11-24-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By shenny88

just checked the chainring and crank bolts again,...

just checked the chainring and crank bolts again, and took it for a quick power ride, and the noises are as bad as ever. Im just gonna go for one of those Origin8 BBs i think.
11-24-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By shenny88

my bike is barely 5 months old, and the BB creaks...

my bike is barely 5 months old, and the BB creaks and ticks up a storm. Ive tightened it numerous times myself and by a mechanic. Everyone agrees its just a piece. I mean, it is a ~$300 bike.
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