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10-03-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By spleck

Does the 2 extra links rule not apply for single...

Does the 2 extra links rule not apply for single speed? Looks like too much chain to me.
10-03-05, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By spleck

I think I saw on Sheldon's website that if you...

I think I saw on Sheldon's website that if you forced too large a seatpost in there, you'd halve some deformation of the seat tube, or you'd be checking his site on how to get that seatpost out, not...
10-03-05, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By spleck

My Park Tool book says low limit (small ring, big...

My Park Tool book says low limit (small ring, big cog), high limit (big ring, small cog), then indexing (middle ring, big cog). But regardless of technique, I don't believe being on the largest cog...
10-02-05, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By spleck

Because that's how Park Tool says to adjust the...

Because that's how Park Tool says to adjust the derailleur. Shift to middle chainring and inner cog, then adjust indexing until the derailleur doesn't rub.

Not to mention this works just fine on...
10-02-05, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By spleck

You can also use the QUOTE tag manually instead...

You can also use the QUOTE tag manually instead of the Bold tag. That way you can quote multiple sources and snippets. Start with QUOTE=username and finish with /QUOTE. With the brackets of...
10-02-05, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By spleck

Well, I went with the 118mm spindle and I think...

Well, I went with the 118mm spindle and I think it was a mistake. The chainline is off by about 3 mm. I wouldn't have thought that would be a problem, but I can't shift to the middle chainring...
09-29-05, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By spleck

I tried to put an XT front derailleur on my...

I tried to put an XT front derailleur on my Hardrock Sport and once I got it to shift correctly, it rubbed too much. I was using an 8-speed chain at the time. I ended up going back to the Acera...
09-28-05, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By spleck

I checked the seatpost by rolling it on a flat...

I checked the seatpost by rolling it on a flat surface. One side bows in a tiny bit. So, apparently for the first time (hard to believe I didn't try it before), I put the post in facing backwards...
09-28-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By spleck

I haven't greased the seat tube yet because I was...

I haven't greased the seat tube yet because I was just doing a dry fit. None of my other bikes ever had a friction fit for the seat post. If you undo the quick release on them, the seat slides...
09-28-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By spleck

Seat Post Doesn't Fit

I got an '05 Access XCL frame from SuperGo for my wife. Their website doesn't have information on it (the old 2003 did), but their email support said it takes a 27.2 mm seat post. I grabbed a cheap...
09-28-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,351
Posted By spleck

I use an old spark plug gap measuring tool. It...

I use an old spark plug gap measuring tool. It has a set of thin pieces of metal. I dip the handlebar in soapy water and slide that in. It hasn't damaged or scratched anything and lets the soapy...
09-28-05, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By spleck

Being in the country I am, I have to ask: "Does a...

Being in the country I am, I have to ask: "Does a tonne way N-E more than a ton?" :D

Yeah, its stupid, but I'm trying to be lighthearted and forget about alloys for a while.
09-28-05, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By spleck

You provided some fantastic, correct information....

You provided some fantastic, correct information. But if you notice that after the discussion, the response was basically, "Okay, so alloy means aluminum?"

Thank you for the condescending,...
09-23-05, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By spleck

So what part of: "Hello, I'm a newbie, and I need...

So what part of: "Hello, I'm a newbie, and I need to replace my seat post" did you not understand?

Further, I still contend that alloy is not synonymous with aluminum. Jargon is field specific,...
09-23-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,148
Posted By spleck

Well, Oct 15-16 is a bye week for UT football......

Well, Oct 15-16 is a bye week for UT football... sounds good. I'll talk to my friends and see if they're up for it. Worst case, you can at least show me the area and I'll ride with them. I think...
09-23-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,069
Posted By spleck

IANAL, but I'm fairly sure that saying "Supergo...

IANAL, but I'm fairly sure that saying "Supergo sucks" is obviously an opinion and therefore hard for someone to press charges against. Especially since nbgrom's context is the bike that he bought. ...
09-23-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By spleck

I'll join Retro Grouch's committee. It's very...

I'll join Retro Grouch's committee. It's very annoying when people start accepting shortened or incorrect wording for things. It typically leads to confusion later down the line, makes it difficult...
09-23-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By spleck

Based on what sydney has posted elsewhere, I...

Based on what sydney has posted elsewhere, I would say it was the chain causing problems. A 9-speed chain probably would have worked.
09-22-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By spleck

Ugh, that's rough. Good luck on healing. Three...

Ugh, that's rough. Good luck on healing. Three fractures is not cool.

Are they waiting until it heals for the surgery, or are they going to pin it to keep it straight?
09-20-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,148
Posted By spleck

How fast do you guys ride and what kind of shape...

How fast do you guys ride and what kind of shape are you in? I'd love to go, but my normal riding complement is pretty slow, and I personally don't get out nearly enough to be considered in riding...
09-20-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By spleck

Man that sucks. Who told you 6-8 weeks? I had a...

Man that sucks. Who told you 6-8 weeks? I had a boxer's fracture and it was only about 2 weeks before the cast was off (the doctor wanted 3-4 weeks with cast, but I took the cast off at 2... :). ...
09-16-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By spleck

My XT low-normal was installed and tweaked faster...

My XT low-normal was installed and tweaked faster than anything I've ever done. I attribute it more to being XT than low-normal though. I popped it on, adjusted high and low stops visually with no...
09-16-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By spleck

Not so much performance-wise, but...

Not so much performance-wise, but capability-wise, the higher end derailleurs can take up more slack. On my MTB with 22-32-44 and 11-34 I get too much chain slap with a Deore derailleur (rated at...
09-15-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By spleck

Well, on the chance that I have to live with a...

Well, on the chance that I have to live with a less than perfect chainline, I'm going to err on the long side. My wife will probably stay on the two smaller chainrings, so its probably a better...
09-15-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By spleck

Spindle Length - Another Question...

I've ordered an Access XCL frame from Supergo so I can put together a bike for my wife from spare parts. I need a bottom bracket though, and I'm not sure what size to go with. The crank is a...
08-09-05, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By spleck

The preload adjustment is the two knobs on the...

The preload adjustment is the two knobs on the top of each side. I don't believe there are any other adjustments.

When RST fixes their website, the manuals should be available at:...
08-06-05, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,375
Posted By spleck

The website you linked to in the original post...

The website you linked to in the original post also sold the square taper version along with the Octalink.
08-04-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,725
Posted By spleck

Oh great, Raiyn is driving corvettes on the...

Oh great, Raiyn is driving corvettes on the trails and speedub is calculating the force vectors for the roots he hits.

Raiyn is missing the fact that when you apply a force to the rear wheel, the...
08-04-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By spleck

Actually, you're probably thinking of...

Actually, you're probably thinking of http://www.mtbikewnc.com/. I'm familiar with it.

Still, my question is: What area is everyone talking about when they say Pisgah? Bent Creek, Mills River,...
08-04-05, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By spleck

Okay, you've piqued my interested in Pisgah, so...

Okay, you've piqued my interested in Pisgah, so I'm looking at making a trip soon.

I looked up a few trails, but "Pisgah" covers a large area, including Bent Creek. Is there a more specific name...
08-04-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,972
Posted By spleck

Nice. I've got a rack in the mail and this...

Nice. I've got a rack in the mail and this solves the problem of leaving my bike on the car while I'm at work.
08-04-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By spleck

What's a typical cost to have a cable guide...

What's a typical cost to have a cable guide welded on? I have a steel frame designed for cantilever brakes in the rear and I'd rather go v-brake, but there is no rear cable guide, just a tube to...
08-03-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,004
Posted By spleck

Can I assume from your post in another thread...

Can I assume from your post in another thread that you found the info you're looking for?
See PDF manual at http://www.spinner-usa.com/sf_sport.html

The instructions for the 2005 model should...
08-03-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,972
Posted By spleck

Saris also makes a Bones 2. Probably a little...

Saris also makes a Bones 2. Probably a little less bulky if you're only carrying one bike.

ChainRing is right, go for the inner position to decrease leverage.

From what I've seen of the rack,...
08-03-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By spleck

I wish they gave specifics on the issues with...

I wish they gave specifics on the issues with Specialized and Giant, ie pricing, whether to allow another Specialized dealer in an area already with a dealer, etc.

It's very anti-capitalism when...
08-02-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By spleck

There's a Tsali campground with facilities and...

There's a Tsali campground with facilities and you can hit all four trails from the campsite. Often, there's a guy with a small shop set up there too. Trails are not very technical, but you can...
07-29-05, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By spleck

I'll agree with sydney, as that applies to...

I'll agree with sydney, as that applies to everything.

I thought about trying this, but I'd rather just spend the time to get a 7-speed shifter and know that I can tune it optimally. But for the...
07-29-05, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By spleck

Cable routing was good, but the cable didn't want...

Cable routing was good, but the cable didn't want to follow the bend around the pulley tightly, so the lack of flex in the cable was actually affecting the shifts. The result was that on the middle...
07-29-05, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By spleck

I'm having trouble understanding why the...

I'm having trouble understanding why the mechanical limit of your newer derailleur is less than your old Acera. Check over the Deore derailleur to make sure there are no physical defects (ie foreign...
07-27-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By spleck

Sorry for the late post. It seems like all the...

Sorry for the late post. It seems like all the posts so far are biased towards the bicycle commuter with no balance towards sharing the road. If you actually talk to the law or government...
07-25-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By spleck

I just did my first ride with my Mallets. I...

I just did my first ride with my Mallets. I loved them. It's great having a full pedal and still being able to clip in. I can ride in my flip-flops around the neighborhood even though the...
07-25-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By spleck

Has anyone else had issues using a dual-pull on a...

Has anyone else had issues using a dual-pull on a bottom-pull setup? I spent hours tinkering with a dual-pull XT to replace an Acera bottom-pull and I couldn't get the XT to move properly. The...
07-25-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By spleck

In my opinion, the "compatibility" issues listed...

In my opinion, the "compatibility" issues listed on the Shimano chart should only affect rubbing, etc, due to chain width.

As for BB length, how do your cogs and chainrings line up? The middle...
06-23-05, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,876
Posted By spleck

kwyer, Can you either tell us, or hint to us the...

kwyer, Can you either tell us, or hint to us the name of the manufacturer? I broke my derailleur hanger last week. I had some rough shifting, a little extra tension pedalling, some chainsuck, I...
06-22-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By spleck

If he has an 8-speed rear, shouldn't he be using...

If he has an 8-speed rear, shouldn't he be using an 8-speed chain? I thought the cassette was the determining factor in which chain to get.
06-21-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By spleck

I hate to do it, but I think I'm with Raiyn on...

I hate to do it, but I think I'm with Raiyn on this.

If you take something unsealed (let's say bearings or whatever), then you put a seal over it, wouldn't the assembly then be considered...
06-21-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,124
Posted By spleck

I don't know about that. I saw a form from Crank...

I don't know about that. I saw a form from Crank Brothers that had prices for bike shop employees and racing teams and it was like half price compared to what I was seeing online. I wouldn't think...
06-21-05, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,429
Posted By spleck

It's obvious then that your mother most defintely...

It's obvious then that your mother most defintely did not... otherwise you'd have about 3 posts instead of 3 billion.

I thought of you when I saw this:
06-21-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By spleck

I'm using a RockyMounts NooseSL right now. I...

I'm using a RockyMounts NooseSL right now. I ordered it from Jenson for $75. It clamps onto the factory roof rack. Otherwise, I would have replaced the crossbars with Thule and gone that route. ...
06-20-05, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By spleck

My bike shops pissed me off this week too. I...

My bike shops pissed me off this week too. I broke my derailleur hanger out of town on a Sunday, so I was already in a bad mood. I call the only Specialized dealer in my area on Monday and of...
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