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05-22-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By matheprat

Don't propagate misinformation. Oval Biopace...

Don't propagate misinformation. Oval Biopace chainrings will work fine in a ss system with horizontal dropouts. The amount of chain wrap doesn't change.
09-17-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By matheprat

Great, thanks a lot for your help.

Great, thanks a lot for your help.
09-17-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By matheprat

Thanks for the reply and your very kind offer....

Thanks for the reply and your very kind offer. Unfortunately I am in the UK.

The Park Tool website seems to suggest Atom freewheels have 20 splines? See FR-4 on...
09-17-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By matheprat

Help me ID a freewheel (and find a tool)

This was attached to an old 10 speed. I don't recognise the recess for the tool. It is about the same diameter as a BB tool, but with 24 splines. It is a 5 speed freewheel. I can't find a tool for...
11-06-05, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By matheprat

Ryan Leech is a good rider, but by today's...

Ryan Leech is a good rider, but by today's standards deffinatly not the best. Trials has been pushed so far that there are some much better riders out there, doing much more crazy things.
I couldn't...
11-06-05, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By matheprat

Specialized Enduro Pro, 26 x 2.2

What are these tyres like for XC in very muddy conditions, and some roots/rocks? The tread looks deep enough to grip. What are your thoughts about them?
Many thanks, Mat
11-03-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By matheprat

I ride sreet trials (as opposed to natural), and...

I ride sreet trials (as opposed to natural), and my bike is a Koxx Levelboss
11-01-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By matheprat

My King hub is amazing. 72 engagement points, and...

My King hub is amazing. 72 engagement points, and the engagement feels so positive, never skipped on me. There is also an option to upgrade to a HD axle if you tend to snap them often.
Kings are...
10-28-05, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By matheprat

It's rather BB rise, rather than BB height which...

It's rather BB rise, rather than BB height which affects a ride. BB rise is the height of the BB above an imaginary horizontal line connecting the 2 wheel axles together.
From a trials point of...
10-27-05, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,694
Posted By matheprat

When I order food and it is wrong I hate it for...

When I order food and it is wrong I hate it for the punks in McDonald's or where ever. I go in there and tell them they messed my order up, they need to fix it. The very first thing they always do...
10-27-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By matheprat

Don't act like such a stuck up spoilt child....

Don't act like such a stuck up spoilt child. Please, just occasionally read back to yourself what you're typing...
10-26-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,204
Posted By matheprat

Ah yeah, you're right about the 2 x distance...

Ah yeah, you're right about the 2 x distance thing, my mistake, sorry!
I know you're calculation was only rough, but I think it's hugely hugely inaccurate due to it's roughness. 80G would completely...
10-25-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,204
Posted By matheprat

Firstly, are your tyres really 8cm deep? ...

Firstly, are your tyres really 8cm deep?
Secondly, the distance shouldn't be multiplied by 2, as you don't add the front and rear wheel travel together do you?
Thirdly, you are treating the...
10-23-05, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By matheprat

I can't see why you think it's good value for...

I can't see why you think it's good value for money, when to be honset it's a complete rip off. The components are pretty wank for the money really, but the frame is alright.
Yes you can take it...
10-11-05, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By matheprat

If you are allready thinking about upgrading and...

If you are allready thinking about upgrading and spending more money, why didn't you just buy a better bike to start with?
09-24-05, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By matheprat

If you're using a single cog from a cut-up...

If you're using a single cog from a cut-up cassette (as opposed to a single speed specific cog), you may have problems over time with the cog digging into the freehub body. It may be worth investing...
09-24-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By matheprat

I'd say out of the two choices you listed, go for...

I'd say out of the two choices you listed, go for the Carrera Vulcan (I presume you are talking about the '05 one?). The frame is probably better than the GT, and possibly the components. If you can...
09-23-05, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By matheprat

To put slime in, you have to take the valve core...

To put slime in, you have to take the valve core out, and so the tube goes flat...
09-22-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By matheprat

Well said

Well said
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By matheprat

Yeah, I was going to get it from them (about 53...

Yeah, I was going to get it from them (about 53 with the cable wasn't it?) but when I went to order it they were out of stock. I ended up getting it from somewhere called All Terrain Cycles for 49,...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By matheprat

I've insured some of my bikes under the house...

I've insured some of my bikes under the house insurance. I had to take them into work to get them valued, and take photos of them etc. I think the prices were fairly low, compared to the value of the...
09-16-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By matheprat

The freehub mechanism on some hubs also requires...

The freehub mechanism on some hubs also requires a break-in period, during which the hub can skip a bit.
09-16-05, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By matheprat

I plan to leave it somewhere that has a 'bike...

I plan to leave it somewhere that has a 'bike storage' facility, so I assume the D lock will fit round, but I understand what you're saying. Unfortunately, I can't actually visit the location I plan...
09-15-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By matheprat

Maybe I didn't make myself clear... NY 3000 D...

Maybe I didn't make myself clear...
NY 3000 D lock...
09-15-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By matheprat

Kryptonite NY 3000 D lock, or NY chain lock?

Which is stronger/more secure?
Many thanks, Mat
09-02-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By matheprat

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=10...

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105
08-31-05, 05:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,565
Posted By matheprat

You need to make sure the overall diameter of the...

You need to make sure the overall diameter of the disc is the same, and the width of the braking surface. For example, I think Hope M4 and Hope Mini discs are not interchangeable due to the...
08-21-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By matheprat

Frames are generally quite strong. It would have...

Frames are generally quite strong. It would have to be a huge force to physically break a frame. More likely is frame failiure from repeated, but lighter forces.
08-16-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By matheprat

You can use them, but they pull through less...

You can use them, but they pull through less cable than V brake levers, and so you have to set up the brake pads very close to the rim. I think someone told me it made the brakes more powerful, due...
08-15-05, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By matheprat

PORC? Dunno how close you are to there. Ashton...

PORC? Dunno how close you are to there. Ashton Hill?
08-14-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By matheprat

I'm guessing about 200? (brand new)

I'm guessing about 200? (brand new)
08-14-05, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By matheprat

Get a shorter stem?

Get a shorter stem?
08-12-05, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By matheprat

1)From what I've read, it appears that it is the...

1)From what I've read, it appears that it is the pressure of the cap/screw pulling up on the steerer tube at the same time compressing the stem plus all bearings down to the fork race etc that's...
08-10-05, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By matheprat

...Umm, you'll be fine.

...Umm, you'll be fine.
08-09-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By matheprat

Do you think Aluminium frames are made of cheese...

Do you think Aluminium frames are made of cheese or something? You honestly thought that every single Aluminium frame on the market comes with a suspension fork?
08-06-05, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By matheprat

If you think about it, both V brake and disc...

If you think about it, both V brake and disc brake levers travel about the same distance (relative to the handlebars). However, disc brake pads move a fraction of the distance which V brake pads do,...
08-04-05, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By matheprat

I've seen it before too, looks well nasty. I...

I've seen it before too, looks well nasty. I think he tried to pedelkick, but hopped up too soon, so he went nowhere, but the front rotated downwards. Nothing to do with the front brake at all....
07-30-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By matheprat

I do. I guess it helps with mountain biking, bike...

I do. I guess it helps with mountain biking, bike control, confidence etc, but not hugely. Trials is really technical, with a fairly slow learning curve. It's very different from freeride, or riding...
07-28-05, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By matheprat

Some BMX levers come drilled for 2 cables to make...

Some BMX levers come drilled for 2 cables to make the use of a gyro easier. Also, Magura rim brake levers have 2 holes drilled, one for the hose leading to the brake, and one for bleeding the system....
07-27-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By matheprat

Koxx fork & question about wavey disc rotors

Right I have a question. I'm planning on buying a Koxx fork. The disc mount on the current model is basically +30mm, so with a 160 caliper, you'll need a 190mm rotor. However, I'm looking at getting...
07-24-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,673
Posted By matheprat

Do On-one do complete bikes? Eather way, there...

Do On-one do complete bikes? Eather way, there frames are nice. Pashely and Curtis are really nice, not sure if Curtis come fully built though.
07-24-05, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,521
Posted By matheprat

Just set your brakes up properly, and spend a...

Just set your brakes up properly, and spend a tenner on some new pads and cables. No offence, but you don't need discs. Just set up the brakes you have now properly.
07-22-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By matheprat

Top or bottom refers to the direction of the...

Top or bottom refers to the direction of the cable which moves the mech. Some cables come down from the top tube to the mech, top pull. And some cables come up under the BB, or bottom pull mechs....
07-12-05, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By matheprat

Probably be fine. The tapers arn't THAT fragile,...

Probably be fine. The tapers arn't THAT fragile, if he says they are ok, you'll be alright.
07-12-05, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By matheprat

What can't I tell the boss? And why can't I tell...

What can't I tell the boss? And why can't I tell him it?

As for weight, they are heavy. Especially the full sus bikes, with half an inch of springy springy travel, made entirely from hi-tensile...
07-11-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By matheprat

And Rockshox, I believe.

And Rockshox, I believe.
07-10-05, 03:26 PM
07-10-05, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By matheprat

I work for the shop you bought it from mate. Why...

I work for the shop you bought it from mate. Why bother buying a new bike, and then paying more money to make it less wank? There is NO point in spending money on it, im being honest. Just ride it,...
07-08-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 49,196
Posted By matheprat

What about STX RC?

What about STX RC?
07-04-05, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By matheprat

I was just asking to see if anyone here had the...

I was just asking to see if anyone here had the same frame, and hence could quickly tell me which one I needed. I'm not entirely sure, but I believe the shell is not quite that wide. Thansk for the...
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