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04-06-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By a2psyklnut

Tips for climbing. As mentioned, weight...

Tips for climbing. As mentioned, weight distribution is key. You want to find the point where you have enough weight on the rear for traction and enough forward to keep from looping out.

Try...
03-23-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,723
Posted By a2psyklnut

That's for the shop to disassemble and reassemble...

That's for the shop to disassemble and reassemble your bike. If you just bring in the frame, you're golden.

They'd probably replace it with a new Hardrock frame. Aluminum and heavy.

I'd keep...
03-21-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By a2psyklnut

I thought the first shot WAS of a monkey?!

I thought the first shot WAS of a monkey?!
03-13-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By a2psyklnut

Easiest solution. Go to an auto parts shop and...

Easiest solution. Go to an auto parts shop and get spark plug shims. Get the kind that are different mil strips of metal that fold like a mini-tool.

Slide those between your pads and rotor...
03-13-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By a2psyklnut

old shoelaces. oooh oooh. Old inner tubes!!!

old shoelaces. oooh oooh. Old inner tubes!!!
03-13-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By a2psyklnut

Nice. Welcome to the forums.

Nice. Welcome to the forums.
03-13-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By a2psyklnut

I've always felt that for a mountain bike, if you...

I've always felt that for a mountain bike, if you are between the two sizes, it's better to go with the smaller of the two.

A smaller bike is more manueverable. A smaller frame is stronger. A...
03-11-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,607
Posted By a2psyklnut

Hey, we've got our fair share of hills around...

Hey, we've got our fair share of hills around here. We just call them bridges!
03-11-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By a2psyklnut

wHEN i dRINK i fALL dOWN

wHEN i dRINK i fALL dOWN
03-11-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By a2psyklnut

As beginners, I probably wouldn't recommend a...

As beginners, I probably wouldn't recommend a Single Speed. Unless your "track" is mostly flat. Don't get me wrong, SS are a lot of fun, but for a beginner, I'd recommend an entry level bike.
...
03-11-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,607
Posted By a2psyklnut

That would make a sweet rigid SS!!!Strip off the...

That would make a sweet rigid SS!!!Strip off the derailleurs and shifters and go single speed baby!!!
03-11-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By a2psyklnut

It'll get you riding! Go have fun! Think...

It'll get you riding! Go have fun!

Think about it this way. That bike set-up is what the Pro's were using (and having a blast on) in the 80's. Worked for them, it'll work for you!
03-11-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By a2psyklnut

Nice!

Nice!
03-06-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By a2psyklnut

I had an Uzzi SL, cracked the frame a couple of...

I had an Uzzi SL, cracked the frame a couple of years ago and haven't had the money to buy another one, but I LOVED that frame!
02-26-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By a2psyklnut

Intense Uzzi - SL. I loved that bike! Cracked...

Intense Uzzi - SL. I loved that bike! Cracked the frame after several years of abuse! I still have it in my garage as wall art!

My second fav was my '98 FSR. I bought it as a frame only and...
02-25-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,725
Posted By a2psyklnut

Single clamp seatposts are the worst! I've...

Single clamp seatposts are the worst! I've stripped my share of them and will never again use one.

Good job on the Thomson. Probably the last post you'll need.
02-25-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,497
Posted By a2psyklnut

Gary Fisher X.O

Gary Fisher X.O
02-22-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By a2psyklnut

Probably a better deal: ...

Probably a better deal:

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16320-100_RACDH7-3-Parts-56-Cranks/Bolts/Race-Face-Ride-DH-X-Type-Crankset-'07.htm
02-22-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By a2psyklnut

Heavy guy? Me too. Get a set with...

Heavy guy?

Me too.

Get a set with an external bottom bracket.

Check closeout deals.

It's only a 32-22, but a decent crank: ...
02-22-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By a2psyklnut

I lost my riding buddy in my divorce. She was a...

I lost my riding buddy in my divorce. She was a 70lb Yellow Lab that would love the lead the way. Instinctively, she always did her "business" about 15 feet off the trail.

I got another Lab...
02-22-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By a2psyklnut

I like the blue! Reminds me of Spooky Bikes...

I like the blue!

Reminds me of Spooky Bikes paintjob.
02-22-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By a2psyklnut

A new derailleur hanger is about $15. I...

A new derailleur hanger is about $15.

I usually buy two at a time. One on my bike, and two spares. That way, if I destroy one, I still have a backup until I can order another.
02-22-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By a2psyklnut

If they're soft compound, then yes! At $50...

If they're soft compound, then yes!

At $50 to $60 a tire for some decent ones, I'd invest in some el cheapo ones!
02-22-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By a2psyklnut

Usually. They are designed to fail before...

Usually. They are designed to fail before toasting the RD.

If it's not too bad, you can usually straighten them out once or twice before you weaken the aluminum to the point of failure.

Your...
02-22-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By a2psyklnut

pics? Too many different headsets with...

pics?


Too many different headsets with too many different pieces.
02-22-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By a2psyklnut

Um........Check shifting on the inside vs. the...

Um........Check shifting on the inside vs. the outside.
02-22-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By a2psyklnut

How does it shift on the inside cogs? If it...

How does it shift on the inside cogs?

If it is working well on the inside and just giving you problems on the outside (smaller) it is probably your derailleur hanger.
02-11-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By a2psyklnut

I watch those stupid "America's funniest movies"...

I watch those stupid "America's funniest movies" show.

I always laugh when someone gets hit in the balls.
02-08-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By a2psyklnut

Yeah, you can still get them! Your shop...

Yeah, you can still get them!

Your shop would be able to without a problem.
02-08-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,998
Posted By a2psyklnut

Go to a Sign shop and have them make you some...

Go to a Sign shop and have them make you some "HUFFY" of "PACIFIC" stickers.
02-08-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By a2psyklnut

I've never had a problem with my nines HD's...

I've never had a problem with my nines HD's and/or bleeding them at the shop where I work.

Maybe your shop is too cheap to buy the bleed kit that has a little hose connector for the lever???
02-07-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,368
Posted By a2psyklnut

Yes! Vague question...... Vague...

Yes!


Vague question......


Vague answer!
02-05-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By a2psyklnut

Pedal on Sheldon!

Pedal on Sheldon!
02-05-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By a2psyklnut

I'm also planning on doing this ride! ...

I'm also planning on doing this ride! http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=354146

Thanks
Vic
01-29-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By a2psyklnut

You should check out the mountain bike hall of...

You should check out the mountain bike hall of fame for some decent info; http://www.mtnbikehalloffame.com/home.cfm
01-25-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By a2psyklnut

Congrats Dude! We will soon all be able to...

Congrats Dude!

We will soon all be able to say, "We knew him back in the day"
01-25-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By a2psyklnut

Park Tools Website!!!! ...

Park Tools Website!!!!

http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=65

Link should take you to the threadless headset repair.
01-24-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,610
Posted By a2psyklnut

Mine has been unaffecionately known as "Ball...

Mine has been unaffecionately known as "Ball Stopper" since last weekend!

Yeowwwwch!

Usually I just call her, "Da Bike"
01-22-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By a2psyklnut

Install spacers and stem. Tighten the bolt on...

Install spacers and stem. Tighten the bolt on the top cap of the stem until snug. Helps to squeeze the front brake and rock the bike back and forth. Keep tightening untill all the play is gone. ...
01-15-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,908
Posted By a2psyklnut

http://www.blueskycycling.com/product1234_28_-Nema...

http://www.blueskycycling.com/product1234_28_-Nema-Crown-Jewel-Shorts.htm

Great deal on an awesome set of shorts. If you're a small, order em up!
01-14-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By a2psyklnut

I think the $600 to $750 range of bikes is...

I think the $600 to $750 range of bikes is probably a good target for you. Of the manufacturers listed, they all have a decent hardtail that will work well for you. Fuji and Schwinn would be OFF my...
01-14-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By a2psyklnut

The current headset on my bike is about 5 years...

The current headset on my bike is about 5 years old. I bought it off of eBay for $75.00. It is now on it's third frame. That equates out to about $15.00a year! Well worth the investment. Not to...
01-14-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,860
Posted By a2psyklnut

Crap, I ended up as a recumbent!!!!!!

Crap, I ended up as a recumbent!!!!!!
01-14-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By a2psyklnut

Over the multitude of years that I've been...

Over the multitude of years that I've been riding, I've owned an incredible number of bikes, both on and off road. Some have been cheaper than others. On said bikes, I've had a variety of...
01-13-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By a2psyklnut

I don't think it really dispells any myths. I...

I don't think it really dispells any myths. I think there are some very good points, but I disagree on many.

For example. To me a Chris King Headset is BOMBPROOF, or nearly so for the sake of...
01-13-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,319
Posted By a2psyklnut

Whichever is on sale!!!!!

Whichever is on sale!!!!!
01-13-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By a2psyklnut

Fixed it for you!

Fixed it for you!
01-13-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By a2psyklnut

At 165 lbs and your stated style of riding I...

At 165 lbs and your stated style of riding I wouldn't worry about bottoming out that fork. If you set it up correctly you should be golden!

Also, why let us decide what you should get? They're...
01-13-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By a2psyklnut

I've been a fan of hers for a long time!!!! I've...

I've been a fan of hers for a long time!!!! I've been following her story since (almost) the beginning. I think DMinor first posted a thread about her.

I'm excited for her to hear that she has...
01-12-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By a2psyklnut

I'm pretty sure that's not an '97 frame either. ...

I'm pretty sure that's not an '97 frame either. My memory isn't what it used to be, but I'm thinking closer to '94 or '95. I had a '98 FSR Ground Control that was at least 3 generations past this...
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