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06-26-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Trasselkalle

I tried my firends rigid MTB some years ago that...

I tried my firends rigid MTB some years ago that he still had his winter tires (with studs) on. They're awesome on ice and snow, but they made it way worse on rocks. I didn't ride enough on roots to...
06-26-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,304
Posted By Trasselkalle

We all feel things are of different value to...

We all feel things are of different value to ourselves, but since I haven't noticed any difference in grip when I ride my old bike with the old tires and when I borrow my fiancé's much newer bike...
06-26-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,304
Posted By Trasselkalle

Front wheel got stolen at one point, but rear...

Front wheel got stolen at one point, but rear wheel is still going with the same tire. It looks absolutely horrible on the sides, but the knobs are in great shape :)
06-26-05, 02:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,304
Posted By Trasselkalle

Wear down the knobbys? The sides of the tires...

Wear down the knobbys? The sides of the tires will start to crack up of old age way before the knobs wear down. I agree slick tires are nice, but they are by no means something you "need". On my...
06-26-05, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By Trasselkalle

Awesome. Thanks man.

Awesome. Thanks man.
06-25-05, 04:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,304
Posted By Trasselkalle

Not to mention, MTBs on the road gives you: no...

Not to mention, MTBs on the road gives you: no risk for flat tires when you pass railroads, hit bumps, etc. Even hitting glass is usually fine. They do great in snow and on ice, also. MTBs are pretty...
06-24-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Trasselkalle

Sorry man. I had an extra glass of whiskey...

Sorry man. I had an extra glass of whiskey tonight. It's mid-summer day in Sweden :)

EDIT: Might have been two. Surely not more than three. I'm glad we left the pee stories behind. They were most...
06-24-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Trasselkalle

Shower? Is that important?

Shower? Is that important?
06-24-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,761
Posted By Trasselkalle

Sweet - thanks. Will do.

Sweet - thanks. Will do.
06-24-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trasselkalle

Excellent suggestion. Possibly, a warning of...

Excellent suggestion. Possibly, a warning of "this thread is over X years/months old" could be issued when someone tries to post in a really old thread.
06-24-05, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trasselkalle

True. Racing would put another dimension to it....

True. Racing would put another dimension to it. I'd certainly go goggles then.
06-24-05, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Trasselkalle

Good thing my fiancé does :)

Good thing my fiancé does :)
06-24-05, 05:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trasselkalle

Dude. Wake up. I'm being polite and asking you...

Dude. Wake up. I'm being polite and asking you about why you seem to think I have anything to do with this? You're acting like a troll, you know. Aren't you reading my posts??? The only thing I have...
06-24-05, 04:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trasselkalle

Again, you make it sound as if you are discussing...

Again, you make it sound as if you are discussing this with me, rather than the OP. Please refer back to him or someone who doesn't already agree with how things are run or has questions about it. I...
06-24-05, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Trasselkalle

I still have a rather early Scott frame laying...

I still have a rather early Scott frame laying around that is doing just that (i.e. still handing around even though all other parts are thrown away) because if I'd ever need a bike for the same...
06-24-05, 02:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trasselkalle

I'm not sure if this was directed towards my post...

I'm not sure if this was directed towards my post (#20), but I fully agree that the mods are making this a great place (see post #18). I just didn't see how the OP meant the question to say that the...
06-24-05, 02:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trasselkalle

I don't think the question ever was if the...

I don't think the question ever was if the bikeforum.net was a bad forum, or was I sloppy reading the other posts? Hammer (post #9) might be right that this thread could be more on topic among the...
06-24-05, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trasselkalle

I even prefer the good old M-frame (Oakley) when...

I even prefer the good old M-frame (Oakley) when I ski, so that's a no-brainer to me. Naturally, I have both but I only use the goggles when it snows badly or is super-cold. EDIT: ...or in powder, as...
06-24-05, 02:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Trasselkalle

I forget how horrible things are in the US,...

I forget how horrible things are in the US, sometimes. Where I'm from (Sweden), you don't have to go for the third shift girls just because you're really into a sport and have some quirks from it....
06-24-05, 02:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trasselkalle

People are different. Myself, I think it's...

People are different. Myself, I think it's awesome that the mods are active as well as have opinions rather than just lurk around in the shadows or use alternate identities to post with.
06-24-05, 02:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By Trasselkalle

Oh man - you're approaching it from the wrong...

Oh man - you're approaching it from the wrong angle. You've got to use them calloused hands to filter out those that wouldn't take it in the long run anyhow. Don't ever hide the fact that you're...
06-22-05, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By Trasselkalle

Hehe. Sounds good about the fork. What I found on...

Hehe. Sounds good about the fork. What I found on it was all positive, so I'm really looking forward to getting it. You're also right that we really are the winners. I just hate it when they give you...
06-22-05, 04:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By Trasselkalle

I'm getting a grey one as they were out of white...

I'm getting a grey one as they were out of white like I wanted at first. I also didn't want to take any chances with their delivery times. It's pretty bad, actually. By being known as horribly poor...
06-21-05, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By Trasselkalle

Yeh - show us some skin, I mean bike! :beer: ...

Yeh - show us some skin, I mean bike! :beer:

I've just made the Heckler decision myself, so I need to see some more pics while I wait for mine...
06-19-05, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

I'll do that, but the site hasn't been maintained...

I'll do that, but the site hasn't been maintained since 2002, so I hope the email is still valid :)
06-18-05, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

I wanted to give an update to this thread if...

I wanted to give an update to this thread if anyone else happens to be interested in a similar bike. It was started in an effort to expand my short list of options and I now feel very happy about the...
06-14-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Trasselkalle

Please - places like that don't exist. We all...

Please - places like that don't exist. We all know you're just in it to fool the rest of us ;)

I mean, I lived in COL for a few years and I still don't really believe in that place. You know -...
06-14-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Trasselkalle

Thanks! :D Btw - why don't I live in a...

Thanks! :D

Btw - why don't I live in a place like Whistler? (Rethorical question - don't get me started.)
06-14-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Trasselkalle

No - breathe normal. Sticking out the...

No - breathe normal.

Sticking out the tongue is not just a bad idea. It's saying that you accept the fact that you will sooner or later bite either your whole tongue off or just some part of it....
06-14-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Trasselkalle

Oh the comparison is great, especially when...

Oh the comparison is great, especially when you're skiing moguls. After a while you're going so fast that you know that if you don't just keep going you're going to crash badly. That's what you want...
06-14-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

Thanks. Changing the shock is not a problem, so...

Thanks. Changing the shock is not a problem, so if that would do the trick, then the Dawgs are an option too. What about light DH? I'm not a geometry wizard, so I'm not sure what it would be for that...
06-14-05, 01:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,062
Posted By Trasselkalle

Don't beat yourself over that, Raiyn. If us...

Don't beat yourself over that, Raiyn. If us Europeans would be as good at sharing info as you Americans and Canadians, things would be much different on this site as well as mtbr (in terms of...
06-14-05, 01:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,062
Posted By Trasselkalle

In all fairness, there are some good European...

In all fairness, there are some good European brands that are not sold (or at least on a very limited basis) in the US, that haven't gotten any comments at mtbr. Naturally, I still agree that mtbr is...
06-13-05, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

Coiler is a bit on the heavy side for me, but I...

Coiler is a bit on the heavy side for me, but I have been eyeing the Dawg Primo and Dawg Dee-Lux as they are around the 30 lbs I'm aiming for (give or take a few lbs). From the reviews I've seen on...
06-13-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

Cool. Thanks. I've added them to my list now,...

Cool. Thanks. I've added them to my list now, together with the Enduro Pro. It's good to get some more alternatives, so if anyone has some more comments - I'd appreciate hearing them.

EDIT: In all...
06-13-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

Thanks. That's also something I like with the SX...

Thanks. That's also something I like with the SX model. I mean, the fork can be set between 100-150mm and what I've read about the Fox Float 36 R TALAS has been nothing but good stuff. I've always...
06-13-05, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

Hehe. Yeah - I expect to have a lot of fun on the...

Hehe. Yeah - I expect to have a lot of fun on the bike, whichever model I end up with. The Trail does stick out as one of the few that combines light weight, decent price and nice travel. Still, you...
06-13-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,272
Posted By Trasselkalle

I wasn't too fond of skinnies either (even as a...

I wasn't too fond of skinnies either (even as a kid) and rode them pretty poorly, but it all got better when I didn't look down quite as close to the bike as I did. It may just be that it's more...
06-13-05, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Trasselkalle

EDIT: Updated shortlist as listed in a post...

EDIT:
Updated shortlist as listed in a post below:
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Santa Cruz Heckler
Specialized Enduro Expert/Pro/SX Trail
Turner 6-pack
Yeti XS-R
...
06-11-05, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Trasselkalle

$$$ and only very little feedback makes me go ???...

$$$ and only very little feedback makes me go ???

I'm a coward when it comes to buying novel products with not many reviews, though. More than anything, I think that their design makes the bikes...
06-10-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,272
Posted By Trasselkalle

Hear, hear. This is the perfect size. I want more...

Hear, hear. This is the perfect size. I want more pics! :o
06-09-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By Trasselkalle

I'm good at nothing, so I have to chip in with...

I'm good at nothing, so I have to chip in with some also:
06-09-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Trasselkalle

Being a skier, I immediately went "shovel", but...

Being a skier, I immediately went "shovel", but it doesn't look like a very skiing oriented bag except for those straps. The bottom ones would fit your two ice picks, using the same logic.

EDIT:...
06-09-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Trasselkalle

Cool - I'll do that then. Thanks.

Cool - I'll do that then. Thanks.
06-09-05, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Trasselkalle

Any suggestions on a good price/performance bike...

Any suggestions on a good price/performance bike case? I won't be bringing my bike on planes more than once in a while.
06-09-05, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Trasselkalle

Bringing a bike from the US to Ireland

I'm considering bringing a bike with me from the US this summer. Does anyone know of any problems or issues that might come up when I enter Ireland with it? Will they ask for any additional fees?...
06-07-05, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Trasselkalle

What a shame - it was an interesting theory :D

What a shame - it was an interesting theory :D
06-07-05, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By Trasselkalle

And this is exactly why it sucked to live in...

And this is exactly why it sucked to live in Sweden. If a shop (any kind) did anything wrong but you already payed for it, you were lucky to even after extensive discussions get a replacement. A...
06-07-05, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Trasselkalle

So what you're saying is that the bike mechanics...

So what you're saying is that the bike mechanics are working with the local fishermen to mess up our bikes for added business and peaceful fishing? ;)
06-06-05, 01:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By Trasselkalle

Haxor is not important to know about here, so...

Haxor is not important to know about here, so don't worry. It has nothing to do with bikes, so you're not in violation of anything.
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