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10-26-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 23,881
Posted By bikinfool

Poor little Alberto, hope he doesn't let the door...

Poor little Alberto, hope he doesn't let the door kick his ass on the way out. Won't miss that mister personality, nor most of the rest of the "top" pros. Let the racing return to those who compete...
10-04-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,055
Posted By bikinfool

Weird bunch of suggestions there....Where's...

Weird bunch of suggestions there....Where's Jesus? WTF cares?
09-27-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By bikinfool

Well, we all know that's what you're all about...

Well, we all know that's what you're all about "Ed". You just need some mountains...
09-27-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By bikinfool

What you're describing isn't even possible to...

What you're describing isn't even possible to really know WTF you're thinking about. The ultra torque crankset uses a particular bottom bracket setup, really has nothing to do with a double vs...
09-27-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,055
Posted By bikinfool

You better not pity me, fool! (imagine Mr T's...

You better not pity me, fool! (imagine Mr T's voice, I really don't care). It ain't about pride when you post you still play with Pokemons....boy.
09-27-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,055
Posted By bikinfool

Goes both ways cartoon boy, no way I'd let anyone...

Goes both ways cartoon boy, no way I'd let anyone who watches, or plays, Pokemon to beat me. I'd rather die.
09-23-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By bikinfool

You're on a hybrid, why? Worry about that before...

You're on a hybrid, why? Worry about that before the components, lower end Shimano or SRAM stuff should be fine for what the bike's capable of IMHO.
09-22-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By bikinfool

No, wait. Totally different, no relationship...

No, wait. Totally different, no relationship whatsoever...especially when used on seatposts (nice one). FWIW 1-1/8" is the original standard, the metric version just a conversion....like 1" being...
09-22-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By bikinfool

I find the Park DAG-1 to be quite nice....that...

I find the Park DAG-1 to be quite nice....that adjustable length spot finder being especially nice. The HBH-1 might work in a pinch...
09-22-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By bikinfool

Chainsetses with peddles.

Chainsetses with peddles.
09-14-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,055
Posted By bikinfool

What you mean "we", kimo sabe? If your mommy...

What you mean "we", kimo sabe? If your mommy will let you ride bikes with the big boys, just let us know so we can hand your ass to you on a silver platter then you can go back to watching Pokemon...
09-14-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By bikinfool

Screw formulas. Experiment for yourself. Too...

Screw formulas. Experiment for yourself. Too low and you'll pinch flat more than likely, too high and you'll not be as efficient as you can in terms of traction and ride quality. Find what works...
09-14-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,247
Posted By bikinfool

Curious, why not just buy a tank of compressed...

Curious, why not just buy a tank of compressed nitrogen for that matter? What are the cost differences?
09-13-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,055
Posted By bikinfool

Just keep in mind lots of us older riders relish...

Just keep in mind lots of us older riders relish taking someone 20 years or so younger in tow and then just losing them...and then waiting for them, seeing if they're okay, then losing them again,...
09-13-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,247
Posted By bikinfool

Try first finding out what pressure suits your...

Try first finding out what pressure suits your needs best (it's a combination of the specific tires you use, your weight and riding environment). Then maybe you can see if you can educate your...
09-12-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By bikinfool

Not all chains have a master link. Do you have a...

Not all chains have a master link. Do you have a chain tool? On the other hand, you wouldn't need to break the chain just to remove the wheel to true it....you might want to do some reading in the...
09-12-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By bikinfool

Many original mountain bikes were fitted with...

Many original mountain bikes were fitted with road components, that's all there was. Sometimes they need to be beefier, but so does your riding. As long as the fork steerer is compatible, and the...
09-12-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,247
Posted By bikinfool

Not a defect, but if your bike shop likes to...

Not a defect, but if your bike shop likes to service whiners, go for it. Your next tube could have the same leakage rate...or not. If you have a schrader valve check to see if its core is tight; it...
09-12-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By bikinfool

Can only say the difference might be noticeable. ...

Can only say the difference might be noticeable. I've used 170/172.5/175 on a variety of bikes. Used a 177.5 for a while on one bike and my knees said no. YMMV.
09-11-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By bikinfool

Going from 80-120 mm travel is a relatively big...

Going from 80-120 mm travel is a relatively big difference for forks on some frames, altho if your frame was indeed intended for 100-120 mm forks maybe it's a matter of getting used to it after...
08-31-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,295
Posted By bikinfool

Never materialized for roadies? Love my 650b...

Never materialized for roadies? Love my 650b options on mountain bike frames/forks that can go that way but not 700c style. My Beckler (650b Heckler) is a great bike, no mods needed either. OTOH...
08-31-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,295
Posted By bikinfool

I knew what you meant, but by perpetuating these...

I knew what you meant, but by perpetuating these "standard" sizes instead of looking at specifically what you're buying just spoils poor consumers and causes grief when these dummies get unhappy. ...
08-31-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,295
Posted By bikinfool

Yeah and I get asked all the time why there...

Yeah and I get asked all the time why there aren't more 53 foot containers, too. At least TEUs account for 20s and 40s.
08-30-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,295
Posted By bikinfool

You buy pounds of coffee that only weigh 11.5 oz?...

You buy pounds of coffee that only weigh 11.5 oz? Francis, WTF? Haven't seen that 14oz pint, either (but ice cream isn't really about volume except from a marketing viewpoint...weigh your ice...
08-14-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,745
Posted By bikinfool

The M770's 10 degree engagement I'm pretty sure...

The M770's 10 degree engagement I'm pretty sure is not shared by the M590 or most of the rest of the older/lower line Shimano hubs out there. The M590 will weigh more, too. What are you looking for...
08-08-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By bikinfool

You're killing me, Smalls! You need to specify...

You're killing me, Smalls! You need to specify the crank that's on there, but if it's a fairly recent Shimano cartridge square taper bb in there, that's likely the tool. You sure you have a bunch...
08-08-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By bikinfool

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=sram+rival+...

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=sram+rival+bottom+bracket+tools&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=Fm1fTI7tBZO-sQPQl8yIAg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQrQQwAg I'd go with the BBT19. ...
08-01-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By bikinfool

Hard to say if it's a good deal if you don't say...

Hard to say if it's a good deal if you don't say if it's new or used or what price you're looking to pay. Why the older technology, though?
08-01-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By bikinfool

Most setback or layback posts don't provide more...

Most setback or layback posts don't provide more than 25mm of setback. Thomson is nice, but there are plenty of others, too. What size do you need? Why do you need setback?
08-01-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By bikinfool

:lol: Already answered in the mechanics forum....

:lol: Already answered in the mechanics forum....
08-01-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By bikinfool

Did those brakes ever work really well even with...

Did those brakes ever work really well even with the old wheels? They tend to put pretty crappy brakes on bikes like that...
08-01-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By bikinfool

Why do you think it's from the fork rather than...

Why do you think it's from the fork rather than the headset or handlebar clamps? I'd check the latter out by cleaning and lubing as necessary before servicing the fork (make sure the axle retention...
08-01-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bikinfool

Assume you got a mountain morph because you have...

Assume you got a mountain morph because you have a mountain bike? Should be able to tell with your fingers if air's being added (although you may have to pump a bunch first). I've got a digital one...
08-01-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,612
Posted By bikinfool

Most annoying bleeding my Elixirs. Favorite...

Most annoying bleeding my Elixirs. Favorite building wheels.
07-08-10, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By bikinfool

At least put some lube on that chain. Don't try...

At least put some lube on that chain. Don't try too hard on putting other parts on that thing. Get another beater and start over, but a little higher up the food chain. Trying to true those wheels...
07-03-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,527
Posted By bikinfool

GT hasn't been made in the US for quite a while,...

GT hasn't been made in the US for quite a while, not since it was really GT instead of a brand owned by a baby furniture company. Hard to say what might be going on with your brake, personally I'd...
07-03-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,527
Posted By bikinfool

US riders pretty much are the ones using the...

US riders pretty much are the ones using the left/front brake setup fwiw. Pull the wheel/rotor out and pry the pads apart with a tire lever (or screwdriver but be careful not to mar the pad surface)...
07-03-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By bikinfool

Try this experience...

Try this experience http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=625473
07-01-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By bikinfool

Well, I don't get nervous on little stuff like...

Well, I don't get nervous on little stuff like 20-100, that's pretty common for a lot of trails I ride/have ridden. It's when it's a lot more than that and on talus where I get a little nervous...
06-27-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

There needs to be a point? Or should we ride up...

There needs to be a point? Or should we ride up to the point?
06-24-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

Certainly a funny thread now...I take back my...

Certainly a funny thread now...I take back my comments Doug. You have created the most interesting thread in a while...although pointless.
06-23-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

Ahhh crap, forgot to add the smiley face for...

Ahhh crap, forgot to add the smiley face for those easily distracted :)
06-23-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

Glad to see my comments have proved true...

Glad to see my comments have proved true...
06-21-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

The blue star is the mod "sign" afaik. :) Don't...

The blue star is the mod "sign" afaik. :) Don't take it so seriously, they don't, I don't, and I certainly don't take my gay father very seriously, either....
06-21-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By bikinfool

No, that's simply over the the end of the...

No, that's simply over the the end of the peloton, not anywhere IN....:)
06-21-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

Yet here is a mod who can't figure out how not to...

Yet here is a mod who can't figure out how not to display a double post. The bike to buy threads at least are somewhat interesting...sometimes. Better than downhill gnar stuff from the few....if...
06-21-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By bikinfool

Sounds like Forbes hires bloggers? Same quality...

Sounds like Forbes hires bloggers? Same quality of research that I see in my former local paper's website?

Who cares about the most expensive bicycle? Overpaid financial industry dorks who read...
06-21-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 6,122
Posted By bikinfool

Threads like this are just so fascinating. Dead...

Threads like this are just so fascinating. Dead forum with dead threads...or is it deadhead? Threads like this don't do a thing for the forum, just like the mods from what I've seen. :)
06-15-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By bikinfool

I've never seen a chain tool that can't do both. ...

I've never seen a chain tool that can't do both. Especially if it can remove one, it can install a Shimano replacement pin....
06-14-10, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,681
Posted By bikinfool

Even funnier probably was the sticker that said...

Even funnier probably was the sticker that said it wasn't suitable for off-road use...
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