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10-10-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,563
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Looks like you're being taken care of. I've...

Looks like you're being taken care of. I've received damaged goods from other on-line retailers in the past, and it's been remedied, but I wouldn't expect or ask for any concessions other than the...
10-08-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,328
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I like mine. Much better than the POS WTB that...

I like mine. Much better than the POS WTB that it replaced.
08-21-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Oh, I forgot the most important thing. I broke...

Oh, I forgot the most important thing. I broke the arch on my fork. :( Not sure where or how it happened, but my guess is that the road up Ashlu creek was too rough for it while locked into my...
08-21-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Back from BC

Mainly paddled some sweet rivers, but I did manage to ride the trail around the Upper Cheakamus in Whistler and an out and back along Birkenhead lake while taking a day off from paddling due to a...
08-02-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Good stuff.

Good stuff.
08-01-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,458
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Hey Blackcomb, got any pics of your new ride?

Hey Blackcomb, got any pics of your new ride?
08-01-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,458
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

:beer: Man, this story almost sounds too...

:beer:

Man, this story almost sounds too good to be true. If it is true, someone needs to buy this guy a beer (if he's of age of course).
08-01-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,458
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

This might be a Bike Forums first. Someone who...

This might be a Bike Forums first. Someone who bought a Wal-Mart bike, but open-minded enough to listen to sound advice and return it for a real mountain bike. Your humility is to be commended.
07-26-07, 09:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,400
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I was wondering how long it would go as well. ...

I was wondering how long it would go as well. Darn thing's been up nearly 8 months now.
07-26-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Although I love my Pine Mountain, I've been eying...

Although I love my Pine Mountain, I've been eying one of those for a while now.
07-24-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I think what you might have felt was, for lack of...

I think what you might have felt was, for lack of knowledge of the scientific term, was pre-strike heavy-duty static electricity. I've read that strike victims have experienced some sort of static...
07-24-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Now that sounds like major crash. Hope you get...

Now that sounds like major crash. Hope you get healed up as soon as possible. Be careful with the head when you do get back on the bike.
07-24-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I'd check into what model fork it is. While a...

I'd check into what model fork it is. While a name brand, Manitou isn't the best. If he cuts you a good enough deal, you'll have enough money left over in case it craps out on you. If it works, no...
07-24-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Sounds like a decent deal. See how low you can...

Sounds like a decent deal. See how low you can get him to go within reason, though. What fork does it have on it? How old is it?
07-24-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Great logic there. FWIW, the storm that...

Great logic there.

FWIW, the storm that rolled over one of our trails last Wednesday afternoon brought with it two lightning strikes on trailside trees. These strikes were around 1/4 of a mile...
07-19-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I dig 2006. I think they changed a component or...

I dig 2006. I think they changed a component or two on the 2007. I've added a few bits like a Race Face bash ring, Thompson stem and ODI lock-on Rogue grips, so it's a bit heavier than it was...
07-19-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Cool. Shoot me your phone number via pm and I'll...

Cool. Shoot me your phone number via pm and I'll give you a ring if I'm in the neighborhood. I'm not sure if I'll just be riding a bit after boating for the day or if I'll take a dedicated day or...
07-18-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I see. Thanks for the explanation. I think I'll...

I see. Thanks for the explanation. I think I'll stay off Anal Intruder for more than one reason. Even when you're 3,000+ miles from Western NC, it doesn't seem you'll all that far from some...
07-18-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Thanks a ton for the info Maelstrom. I figured...

Thanks a ton for the info Maelstrom. I figured you'd come through. That map is definitely handy. Good to know I'll be close to some good trails when we're camped near the Cheak.

We'll be...
07-18-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,340
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Sorry to hear this terrible news. RIP Al.

Sorry to hear this terrible news. RIP Al.
07-18-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

BC trails

I'm headed up to BC in a couple weeks for some kayaking. We'll be around there for about 12 days. I'm bringing my bike so we have something to run shuttle with when we can't find anyone else to...
07-13-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

At 50% off, they're already losing money. Unless...

At 50% off, they're already losing money. Unless they're terrible bikes, they won't have too much trouble selling them at that price and probably won't be too keen on entertaining crazy offers. ...
06-04-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,126
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

My FSA SLK has been holding up well for about a...

My FSA SLK has been holding up well for about a year now. No external signs of stress (cracks in the gel-coat). Ignore the guy that said to replace it if you crash. Carbon fiber components are...
05-24-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,802
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

How big of a puncure are we talking about?

How big of a puncure are we talking about?
05-24-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,127
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

My XT RD with a "soft spring" shifts...

My XT RD with a "soft spring" shifts flawlessly.
05-23-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,127
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Why would a harder RD pull translate to an...

Why would a harder RD pull translate to an advantage?
05-18-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

If the shop is made aware of this tool's comments...

If the shop is made aware of this tool's comments and they choose to ignore it, they do so at their own peril. If they straighten him out or fire him, they're to be commended.
05-15-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I don't see her riding. Pushing a bike but not...

I don't see her riding. Pushing a bike but not riding it.
05-09-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Did you try talking to the manager/owner? Sounds...

Did you try talking to the manager/owner? Sounds like you already know the mechanic is a jerk. Take it up a level and take your future purchases somewhere else.
05-09-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

A full XTR Litespeed Pisgah for $1,800? I wish...

A full XTR Litespeed Pisgah for $1,800? I wish it was real.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Any other thoughts on this bike?

Any other thoughts on this bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Thanks. How is the handling, generally speaking?...

Thanks. How is the handling, generally speaking? I tried my friend's Canondale F700? and it felt twitchy compared to my other friend's Specialized Allez. Since I'm going to be new to the roadie...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Thoughts on the Giant Alliance frames?

I'm a mountain biker looking for a road bike. My MTB is steel and I appreciate the compliant ride. I'll be able to get pro-deals this summer, but my brands are limited to Giant, Lemond, and Trek. ...
04-23-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Yeah, it was a good time for sure. Just to be...

Yeah, it was a good time for sure. Just to be clear, All of those activities took place indepentantly of one another. I have a hard enough time riding my bike sober and with both hands on the bars....
04-23-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Is it a group ride if only two people show up?

Mx_599 was the only one to show up to the Midwest Forum ride this weekend despite at least one forum member living withing within riding distance. Three of my other buddies showed up, so it worked...
04-17-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,834
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

That's not the way I read it, but I agree that...

That's not the way I read it, but I agree that this thread might be beneficial to others down the road. I don't see any reason to delete it. If it has been beaten to death, just lock it.
04-17-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,834
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Why? Are you suggesting the OP would be...

Why? Are you suggesting the OP would be dishonest about the circumstances of the broken fork when dealing with the manufacturer or CPSC?
04-13-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,834
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Can you show us a picture or provide more...

Can you show us a picture or provide more details. I can't tell from your post whether the head tube of the frame snapped, the steerer tube broke, or whether the stanchions broke.

You son...
04-13-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,400
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Cool. Just did that. I stand corrected.

Cool. Just did that. I stand corrected.
04-13-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Spring forum ride still on next weekend

I know there may have been some confusion about dates, but my friend was able to secure the farm house for April 21-22. There's a race going on that weekend, but it only affects one riding area and...
04-13-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,400
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

The midwest forum ride is still on. So far, a...

The midwest forum ride is still on. So far, a whopping zero RSVP.
04-13-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,364
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

You might want to check your facts too. The...

You might want to check your facts too. The Hardrock Sport has an 8-speed cassette.
04-09-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

So, they absorb shock but prevent rebound? I...

So, they absorb shock but prevent rebound? I wouldn't believe this if the seller didn't say they were made of aluminum. Who wants a tacoed wheel every time they hit a bump?
04-06-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,722
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

If you don't have a helmet already, that's a good...

If you don't have a helmet already, that's a good start. I had Time Atac pedals for a while before they were stolen with my bike. I like them much better than the Shimano SPDs (525's I think) that...
04-05-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,952
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Start by taking an inventory of your bike's...

Start by taking an inventory of your bike's components and their weights. A spreadsheet helps for this. Also, think about the components that you might not like due to their function. Start by...
03-30-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Did you crash and lay the front end down hard or...

Did you crash and lay the front end down hard or get a limb caught in the brake line near the handlebars?
03-29-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Depends on what you're looking for. for small,...

Depends on what you're looking for. for small, common parts, the LBS is the way to go. It's good to support the local economy too. Or, if you're buying something at full retail price, might as...
03-15-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,400
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

What would you all think about Easter weekend? ...

What would you all think about Easter weekend? April 7-8.
03-14-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,400
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

Probably not. Ozarks: It's about 4 hours...

Probably not.

Ozarks: It's about 4 hours for me. The last time I checked, I didn't think there were enough decent trails for two full days of riding. If you want to do a little research and...
03-14-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,400
Posted By Curtis_Elwood

I appreciate it. Thanks.

I appreciate it. Thanks.
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