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08-08-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Just happened to me, was trying to remove the...

Just happened to me, was trying to remove the cups and stripped the drive side cup.

Will give the penetrating oil/pipe wrench a try tonight.
04-07-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 802
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Parental Passion (pics)

After riding thursday night and friday we were tired, my buddy Jay has the great idea of riding today too. We're just weekend wariors and not used to riding every day so we wanted it to be some sort...
03-27-07, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Pics from the UDC

Olympic hopefuls Adam Craig, Todd Wells, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Michael Broderick, Mary MacConneloug, Heather Irmiger plus riders from Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico raced the 6km...
03-21-07, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,117
Posted By DiRt DeViL

No shoes = no bike riding No helmet = no...

No shoes = no bike riding

No helmet = no bike riding

If you let yours ride barefoot is your problem.
03-21-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Why not? Go for it.

Why not? Go for it.
03-19-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Some more from yesterday's action ...

Some more from yesterday's action

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03-18-07, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Hybrid!!!

Hybrid!!!
03-16-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By DiRt DeViL

You don't need a bashguard unless you ride over...

You don't need a bashguard unless you ride over logs or rocks and your ring contacts the surface, with a good ring and chain you don't needed even if you do that.

Some people use it for looks,...
03-13-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,474
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Take a close look at the Trek 1000 series, they...

Take a close look at the Trek 1000 series, they start at 43cm making them suitable for kids and shorter riders. My kid has a 1600SLR and loves it, it comes with 105 controls, Ultegra mechs and a...
03-13-07, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Updates, the track season is over and his last...

Updates, the track season is over and his last event was his best ever. Now the focus shifts to dirt and road, the mtb season starts (for him) this Sunday and the road starts in April.
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02-26-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By DiRt DeViL

The only one that I know of is Ibex.

The only one that I know of is Ibex.
02-22-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By DiRt DeViL

"Size - 18 1/2 inches from the mid bottom bracket...

"Size - 18 1/2 inches from the mid bottom bracket to top of frame where seat post attaches " - That will be too small for him but the only way to find out is him trying it.

The ride should be...
02-15-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Get him a mini BMX bike, light, fast and single...

Get him a mini BMX bike, light, fast and single speed.

Haro, Redline and others make them.

This is the Redline (http://www.redlinebicycles.com) Micro Mini, 20" wheels very low frame...
02-14-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Thanks. Being a "special" kid cycling has...

Thanks.

Being a "special" kid cycling has helped him not only psychically but mentally too. He had all sort of fine motor skill issues and speech disabilities and cycling has helped him increase...
02-12-07, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

He rides: Track: Fuji Track SE (43cm, 650...

He rides:

Track: Fuji Track SE (43cm, 650 wheels)
Road: Trek 1600SLR (43cm, 700 wheels)
Mtb: Gary Fisher Marlin GS (13", 26" wheels)
SS Mtb: Diamondback Octane 24 (24" wheels)
02-11-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Pics from today's ride ...

Pics from today's ride

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/DiRt_DeViL/021107/DSCN0408a.jpg

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02-11-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Thanks, he really likes the mtb but his real love...

Thanks, he really likes the mtb but his real love seems to be the track. I'm amazed by that but what can I do? He just loves riding.
02-08-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Where most of the riding will be done, off road? ...

Where most of the riding will be done, off road? That will determine the type of bike.
02-07-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Pics of the Little DeViL in action

Haven't posted in a while pics or recaps of LD's bike adventures.

He's now a member of the San Martin de Porres Cycling Team based in Arecibo, PR and is mostly doing track and road even thou our...
02-07-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By DiRt DeViL

The best was is to be supportive, my wife and...

The best was is to be supportive, my wife and daughter don't ride so I know what you're going thru.

In my household only the boys ride, my wife was always complaining about the time spent out, the...
02-07-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,843
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Trek, Fisher, Giant, Haro, Specialized..(you get...

Trek, Fisher, Giant, Haro, Specialized..(you get the idea) make 20", 24" bikes with gears.

If he's tall enough you're better of with a XS (13") adult bike instead because it will last longer.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,547
Posted By DiRt DeViL

My Orbea came with FSA Gossamer and Campy Mirage,...

My Orbea came with FSA Gossamer and Campy Mirage, no problems at all.

On my son's Trek 1600 I took out the Bontrager triple and put Gossamers too but with Ultegra, works well too.

My only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DiRt DeViL

After to talking to 2 coaches (including my...

After to talking to 2 coaches (including my son's) yesterday have reached the conclusion that a bar end or thumb shifter is the way to go.

Shims won't help, he just can't push the lever enough for...
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Little D's first track race of '07

After finishing 1st on his group in 2006, Little DeViL had his first track event of the season. He was moved to the 11-12 y/o class and will be participating in 3 races per event, 200m, 500m and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DiRt DeViL

So you know what I'm talking about, his are the...

So you know what I'm talking about, his are the 105 double/triple compatible and is tough to shift. The rest of the drivetrain was changed to double and compact cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DiRt DeViL

I've been trying to get the shims online but...

I've been trying to get the shims online but can't find them, Specialized does sell online to where I live and the Spec dealer doesn't have them in stock.

Any online sources for the Slim Shims?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DiRt DeViL

I think you nailed it, excellent advise.

I think you nailed it, excellent advise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Thanks, checked them out online and those things...

Thanks, checked them out online and those things are expensive; $350 for the set.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Controls, who makes them for smaller hands?

My son's bike came with Shimano 105 controls and he can't shift to the big ring on his own. We either stop and make the shift or he'll pull the lever from the other side until it shifts.

Is a...
01-08-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By DiRt DeViL

If he's tall enough get him a good adult bike,...

If he's tall enough get him a good adult bike, most manufacturers have entry level models that are around the 300 dollar mark.
12-25-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By DiRt DeViL

burley trailer or gator tag along.

burley trailer or gator tag along.
12-25-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,200
Posted By DiRt DeViL

My mother in law brought a bicycle kit for my son...

My mother in law brought a bicycle kit for my son and I got from my neighbor/ridding buddy a gift certificate from the shop I part time in.

Not directly related to bike was my gift, my wife got me...
12-11-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

This past Friday he finally got his fixed gear...

This past Friday he finally got his fixed gear track bike and raced on it on Saturday. This time were all silver medals on an excellent effort considering that it was his first time on a fixie and...
12-07-06, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

I can hardly wait for that day to come.

I can hardly wait for that day to come.
12-06-06, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

My little rascal is doing well, so far he has...

My little rascal is doing well, so far he has participated on 2 track events. He finished 2dn in the 200m and 3rd in the 500m on the first race and on the second finished 2nd in the 200m, 1st in the...
11-14-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

101% agree, it's an awesome feeling and at least...

101% agree, it's an awesome feeling and at least for me is very rewarding to see your kid give it all and have fun while at it.
11-13-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Matthew, great to see that you gained a ridding...

Matthew, great to see that you gained a ridding buddy and that now both of you enjoy riding together; awesome!!!

Rick, I've been lurking here from time to time but haven't posted any updates so...
10-31-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By DiRt DeViL

The SPV (red) is for controling unwanted...

The SPV (red) is for controling unwanted suspension movement on the fork, this issually happens while climbing. The more pressure it has the firmer it gets, looses small bump compliance but climbs...
10-27-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Race 3 - National Championships ...

Race 3 - National Championships

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10-27-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Puertorican Single Speed Championship - Recap (pics)

The racing season is finally over so here's a short recap of how the 3 race series to crown a national ss champion came about.

Race 1 - TSP Monagas MTB Challenge 2
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10-12-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

I can consider myself lucky on the sense that my...

I can consider myself lucky on the sense that my kid is accepted on my group and treated like another one of the boys. It's obious that he can't keep the pace of the others (all grown up) but I just...
10-11-06, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Great strategy, at the end you both will benefit...

Great strategy, at the end you both will benefit from it.

Do you have riding buddies that wouldn't mind having him around? That will help him with group riding, etiquette and drafting.

The...
10-11-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By DiRt DeViL

For me it's hard to give advice but I'll share...

For me it's hard to give advice but I'll share what I've learned with my kid. He started riding at 4, by 5 he was already racing on the mtb kids league; now at 10 he races road, track and mtb.

I...
10-09-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Our SSunday (road, mtb, ss content)

Yesterday we took off early to a town on the south west called Yauco in order for the Little DeViL (aka Pepe) to participate on the "3ra. Olimpiada Deportiva Recreativa de Yauco", we crossed paths...
09-12-06, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,532
Posted By DiRt DeViL

2 small

2 small
09-12-06, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By DiRt DeViL

You could give it a try but if you need special...

You could give it a try but if you need special tools you'll be screwed.

Take the bike to the shop and watch n learn how to wrench it, also buy the tools needed if you're up for it later on.
09-06-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Thought about it but the problem will be climbing...

Thought about it but the problem will be climbing up ;)
09-06-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,397
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Will it become a single speed by any chance?

Will it become a single speed by any chance?
09-06-06, 05:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,397
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Which Ells got replaced?

Which Ells got replaced?
09-05-06, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By DiRt DeViL

Last ones ...

Last ones

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