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04-13-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By cisted

Drink Research

Hello,

I'm doing some work on active people in the USA and what they consume. Could you please help me and answer this simple question. Thanks.:)

If you take any canned drinks out on the trail...
01-09-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By cisted

Thanks Stonk, That's just the info I needed....

Thanks Stonk,

That's just the info I needed. Many Thanks.

One word of advice. I have an 05 Trance and and have checked my bearing fairly regularly. However it seems that i missed one bearing...
01-09-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By cisted

Trance Bearings - Giant vs Enduro

I'm in the process of having the bearings on my Trance replaced. Last week I ordered a set of new bearing from Enduro and I have asked my LBS to order in the bushings.

I've just spoken to the shop...
10-11-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By cisted

I don't have any experience of machanicals......

I don't have any experience of machanicals... sorry.
10-10-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By cisted

Sounds like one of your pistons is a bit stiff....

Sounds like one of your pistons is a bit stiff. Had the same problem with my LX calipers.

1. Remove the wheels and pads and spray a little silicone (sp) spray onto the pistons.
2. Ensure there...
10-10-06, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By cisted

Love the Video Game idea! Look forward to next...

Love the Video Game idea!
Look forward to next years....
09-05-06, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By cisted

Death Squirrel Picture!!!??

Does anyone know where I can get find that picture of the squirrel jammed into someones rotor?

I'm not a pervert...:)
07-04-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By cisted

Oh perhaps i'll just spend my money on something...

Oh perhaps i'll just spend my money on something else..... :)
07-04-06, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By cisted

Yeah sounds like a good idea - but wouldn't that...

Yeah sounds like a good idea - but wouldn't that be hotter than wearing pads?
07-04-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By cisted

There not usually HEAVILY damaged but there are...

There not usually HEAVILY damaged but there are times, especially in the summer, when the trails I ride get over grown with brambles. And of course there are the 'freeride' moments that end up with...
07-04-06, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By cisted

My lovely legs....

My shins constantly look like I've done 10 rounds with angry cat. I've never used shin pads before but if my legs are to keep their youthful good looks perhaps its time to buy some.

I ride XC so I...
06-28-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By cisted

Try rotating your brake and gear levers to point...

Try rotating your brake and gear levers to point more towards the floor. This will straighten your wrists up meaning that you will be putting less pressure on your uncular nerve.

With saddles more...
05-21-06, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By cisted

Big Mud!

Thought you might like to see the mud that threw me over my bars this morning....
05-19-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By cisted

'flip me off' - What does that mean???

'flip me off' - What does that mean???
05-04-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,634
Posted By cisted

Does using a thinner tyre (1.4?) risk damaging...

Does using a thinner tyre (1.4?) risk damaging your rims?
04-30-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By cisted

mmmm. sweeet bike.

mmmm. sweeet bike.
04-25-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By cisted

Well - I took it to my LBS and they charged me...

Well - I took it to my LBS and they charged me 15 to true the wheel.:eek: Which seemed a bit steep. They did a great job though - it's perfect! I'm glad I did it that way - it was a fairly new wheel...
04-24-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By cisted

To be more specific - the kink is a 5mm...

To be more specific - the kink is a 5mm difference in the position of the rim(Mavic 717) as it goes round. It doesn't seem like much and has no real affect on the bike as I'm running discs but for...
04-24-06, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,411
Posted By cisted

HEHEHE - I LOVE IT!

HEHEHE - I LOVE IT!
04-24-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By cisted

not bad - a bit slap dash I suppose.

not bad - a bit slap dash I suppose.
04-24-06, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By cisted

DIY or LBS

Oooops! I seem to have put a bit of a kink in my front wheel.

Am I better of going to my local bike shop to get it sorted or just buy a spoke wrench and try to fix it myself?

All thoughts...
04-22-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By cisted

How do I know if short cage will work for me - I...

How do I know if short cage will work for me - I am running an 8 speed 11T-28T cassette on a 16" Giant Trance.... any ideas?
04-22-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By cisted

Ditch the platic bits! They are noly for people...

Ditch the platic bits! They are noly for people learning to ride 'real' pedals. Once you lose the plastic bits you will become better at using clipless... very quickly.
04-22-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By cisted

I had been thinking along the lines of LX but for...

I had been thinking along the lines of LX but for some reason I thought I worked in reverse or something. What are the benefit of long and short cages?
04-22-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By cisted

Flats are a cop out! Connect with your bike...

Flats are a cop out!

Connect with your bike and keep it clipless... don't fear the falling - in a crisis situation they unclip very easily. Like this morning when I went over the handlebars after...
04-22-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By cisted

Need a new rear mech...

I have a tatty old rear mech on my 8 speed bike - What is a decent Shimano rear mech to buy? I also don't know weather I need long or short cage.
04-15-06, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By cisted

I wish I could afford the time to have a...

I wish I could afford the time to have a 'recovery'. My post ride routine usually consists of running around after my two boys (1 & 4). My wife has looked after them while I was out enjoying myself -...
04-15-06, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By cisted

Wow!

I've just got back from my first ride out on my Giant Trance. My first venture into full suss. I can't beleive I was worried that the ride would be less thrilling with a rear shock. The ride was...
04-14-06, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By cisted

Yeah - I can't wait to get out there on it. I...

Yeah - I can't wait to get out there on it. I took it for a little spin this afternoon and it handles really well. I've gone from a 19" Hardrock to this 16" Trance and it's so much easier to...
04-14-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By cisted

I've just gone full suss this weekend - why did I...

I've just gone full suss this weekend - why did I even read this thread?? :eek: :D
04-14-06, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By cisted

New Arrival

Well I finished building up my new bike today. Full suss for a bargin price! Bought the Trance frame from eBay this week for 195 ($341) and built it up from the upgraded kit that was on my Hardrock....
04-13-06, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By cisted

Many thanks.... curiosity satisfied. Google...

Many thanks.... curiosity satisfied.

Google - yep I take your point. :o
04-13-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By cisted

Blond Question

What does OEM stand for?

I know it means a product that comes on a bike but what do the initials mean?
04-11-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By cisted

Giant Trance has had some great reviews....

Giant Trance has had some great reviews....
04-05-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By cisted

Giant Trance - job done!

Giant Trance - job done!
03-29-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By cisted

Commuter bike fork failure

Whoops - perhaps I shouldn't be jumping of every curb and bunny hoping every speed bump on my ride to and from the train station.:eek:

Sorry about the quality of the picture - It was taken with...
03-25-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By cisted

That's just what i need to hear - I have been...

That's just what i need to hear - I have been convincing myself I need to go FS for ages but now it's come to point where I have to stump up the cash, I cant help thinking my I be OK on my Hardrock...
03-25-06, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By cisted

Well - there lies the rub.... I can't help...

Well - there lies the rub.... I can't help thinking that fs wont make much difference to my riding.
03-24-06, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By cisted

In a Trance...

I currently own a Speshy Hardrock Sport that I have upgraded with Mavic 717s on XT hubs, Mazzochi EXR Pro forks, XT shifters and LX hydraulic brakes.

I am about to purchase a Giant Trance 4 (Down...
02-26-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By cisted

Giant Trance frame - Alternative?

Hi guys,

I've been pottering around on my Spesh Hardrock for a while now and after spending too much money upgradging the wheels, brakes, forks, etc. I feel it time to go full suss! I only want to...
02-17-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By cisted

Moving Many Bikes

Lucky Me! I'm in the process of organising a trip to Coed y Brenimn in Wales. It started with just 2 of us and now we're up to about 15 with a handful of 'maybe's.

With that many people it seems...
02-17-06, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,339
Posted By cisted

Alternatively you could take your bike completely...

Alternatively you could take your bike completely apart and then weigh each individual component on your kitchen scales. :D
02-17-06, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,339
Posted By cisted

Or you could try standing on your scales at home...

Or you could try standing on your scales at home with and without your bike. Then work out the differnce.
02-15-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By cisted

I have the 540's - They have been great -...

I have the 540's - They have been great - absolutly no complaints!
I bought them over the 520's because I was under the impression that they have better mud shedding. Don't know here I heard or read...
02-15-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By cisted

That Halford one sounds interesting - can't see...

That Halford one sounds interesting - can't see it on their website though. Do you know what it's called. Perhaps I can pop in on my way home from work tomorrow and check one out.
02-15-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By cisted

Camelbak Mule - Yeah - that does seem to be a...

Camelbak Mule - Yeah - that does seem to be a name I've heard alot.
02-15-06, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By cisted

Camelbak Hydrapak etc

My lovely wife has offered to buy me a hydration pack for my impending 35th. The thing is I can't decide which one would be a most suitable.

I do a lot of 2/3 hour XC but occationally spend all...
02-06-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,913
Posted By cisted

Hey Twincam - just read your 'spacers' threads....

Hey Twincam - just read your 'spacers' threads. Can't wait to hear how your project ends up - do you have good health insurance? :)
02-06-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,913
Posted By cisted

EXR pro is a great move on from a RST fork. They...

EXR pro is a great move on from a RST fork. They are not availible aftermarket in some countries, but they come on a lot of Kona bikes around the 1000 mark. The best place to pick a pair in on...
02-04-06, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By cisted

Ok - so does that mean that if I get a spacer it...

Ok - so does that mean that if I get a spacer it should fit? You see at the moment my wife's 7 speed cassette has a screw on freewheel. I have a wheel I want to put on her bike that has a regular...
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