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08-27-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikos

Just a thought, the race is rather beat has some...

Just a thought, the race is rather beat has some chips on the outter edges and would be better off being replaced. How difficult would it be to get a replacement for a Shimano 600 race, any knocks...
08-27-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikos

here is the headset Im dealing with. Thats for...

here is the headset Im dealing with. Thats for the advice in the last post, helpful. I think it will be able to work.
08-27-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikos

sorry for the confusion. The steer tube length...

sorry for the confusion. The steer tube length is the same for both forks, measure both. Tossed the race on, and will dbl check to see if its seated corectly again, but thought for sure I had it on...
08-27-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikos

1 inch threaded fork replacement, same length steer tube, not long enough?

So I purchased a Nashbar 1 inch carbon fork to replace my steel fork on my Trek carbon composite. The fork steerers on both are identical in length, new fork maybe a pinch longer. Well I thread the...
07-30-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,361
Posted By nikos

Gary Fisher 08 Paragon and Salsa El Mariachi

Now have 3 29ers in the bike room. Just scored the Fisher Paragon at the Trek store on clearance 1165 and the Salsa in the bike stand, and the Raliegh XXIX behind that with drop bars.
08-24-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,506
Posted By nikos

didnt try brake cleaner, what brand/type should I...

didnt try brake cleaner, what brand/type should I be looking for at the auto shop. Also, if Im looking at a rebuild, would I be better off with new brakes all together. Noticed Mountain Bike UK had...
08-24-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,506
Posted By nikos

Alright so I pulled off the front caliper and the...

Alright so I pulled off the front caliper and the pads. Noticed while gently pulsing the brake that one of the pistons would keep pushing up and not retracting. Used some Dot 4 on the sides and...
08-23-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,506
Posted By nikos

yeah, I do have a serious sticky rear caliper -...

yeah, I do have a serious sticky rear caliper - slow return. The front grab is tight and has a packed up feel on the handle, but not a slow return. Ill look into all the tips and report from there....
08-23-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,506
Posted By nikos

Avid Juicy 5 brake drag!

Alright, Im very familiar with my BB7 brakes, but I have juicy 5s on my enduro and both the front and rear are too tight and drag on the rotors. Adjusting the calipers does nothing the pads are just...
07-18-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,712
Posted By nikos

Raleigh XXIX with some upgrades, great ride.

Raleigh XXIX with some upgrades, great ride.
06-13-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By nikos

check your local craigslist. good bikes come up...

check your local craigslist. good bikes come up for sale all the time. get more bang for your buck, buy used.
05-14-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By nikos

Whats up with MTBR registration?

This is the second time I attempted to register with mtbr.com - go through the sign up and hit the link,they tell me Im in the system, but need to log in. Do that, and Im told its invalid? They...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,415
Posted By nikos

frame looks like it should have one of those...

frame looks like it should have one of those integrated seatpost designs.
04-03-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By nikos

Send my Fox fork in or local shop

Ive been asking around,... but would like a few more opinions. My Fox RL 130 is quite leaky, but appears to perform fine, do I send it in to PUSH for 160 rebuild or the local shop that says they can...
03-16-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By nikos

29er slicks, what width is safe?

I know I can pick up 700 tires, but considering my 29er rims are for wider width tires, should I go with something like a 700x35 or 40? How narrow can I go. Looking for some on road riding while the...
12-02-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By nikos

looking for a great set of hex tools

my cheap hex wrenches are not trustworthy. I have two park tool 3 way hex tools, but I want some single hex tools with handles. I was looking at craftsman - they were half off over the thanksgiving...
12-02-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By nikos

well guys, not to "bike shop common". Took the...

well guys, not to "bike shop common". Took the one I had to Eriks Bike Shop - special order for 2 - 8 bucks plus shipping my cost. Trek shop - had one laying around at another shop - sent it to my...
11-28-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By nikos

funny, Im eating there tonight

funny, Im eating there tonight
11-28-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By nikos

this would be the ferrule that the cable end...

this would be the ferrule that the cable end ferrule would fit into - a larger unit that would fit into the frame eyelet guide.
11-28-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By nikos

Where can I find these cable guide inserts!

So my Cannondale F600 that has cable guides on the top tube. The braze on guides are oversized and require the plastic insert to hold the brake cable in place. I need one that is lost - looks just...
10-25-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By nikos

swapping some wheels, and doing the 4 rotors...

swapping some wheels, and doing the 4 rotors sucks with that tiny unit.
10-25-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By nikos

Looking for a tool that will make quicker work of my rotor bolts!

Jesus, Im gonna kick someones ass if I have to continue using the tiny alley wrench that came with the rotors. There must be a basic tool that would give me better leverage? What are others using.
10-25-07, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By nikos

Slow return on my rear brake lever - Avid Juicy 5 hydros

So I just my bike (used) and everything is solid, however the rear brake (Avid Juicy 5 hydros) has a slow lever return. Grab both levers - the front comes immediately back, the rear is slooooow,...
10-15-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By nikos

yup - egg beaters. you can find them cheap all...

yup - egg beaters. you can find them cheap all day long on ebay. Ill never go back.
10-15-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,181
Posted By nikos

I just picked up some front and rear alligator...

I just picked up some front and rear alligator pads from pricepoint. They work fine, I currently run bb7 mechs. No probs - easy install.
10-01-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By nikos

what about the units that have the two spacers...

what about the units that have the two spacers and the lock ring - it seems that would be much cleaner - if in fact it would line the chain up correctly?
10-01-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By nikos

Converting a cassete rear wheel to single speed - mtb single

So I have a Raleigh XXIX that is fun to ride, but the wheels are tanks. I have a chance to purchase a new set of Bontrager Race X Lites, that is currently a cassette rear wheel. Guys at Trek tell...
09-24-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By nikos

Updating my Fisher ad5 and xvert super suspension question

I have a 2001 Gary Fisher Sugar 3+ that has the Cane Creek AD 5 rear shock and Manitou Xvert Super front suspension. I was wondering if there is at least a better - more advanced rear shock that...
08-09-07, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,347
Posted By nikos

What tool to remove lockring to get my cog off.

I have the freewheel remover tool and chainwhip, but I want to swap my fixed gear cog and put it on another bike. What tool do I need to get the lock ring off?
08-02-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By nikos

Need tips for organizing time trials.

So I plan on organizing a weekly time trial series at our local track. Its perfect, just under 2 miles and a nice loop. What do I need to plan on? Stop watches? How many riders to send out at...
08-02-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By nikos

Where to get good coverage of mountain bike racing?

Would like more coverage on the big names, such as Kabush. VeloNews has some - very few pics, I would like to see some pics/clips and more. Any good sites to latch on to. Thanks
07-15-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By nikos

My bontrager track wheels I can't use

Im going w/ an eccentric rear hub to avoid the chain tensioner. These bonti wheels are next to new.
http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/374409928.html
07-08-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By nikos

Riser/racer bars?

Looking to bring up my front end position on my hardtail cannondale, but still want the compact feel for racing. Is there a narrow - slightly raised bar that works well for this purpose. My riser...
07-02-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By nikos

My race hardtail C-dale on craigslist

If anyone is looking for a race hardtail w/ crossmax xl wheels, here is the link:
http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/364441501.html
Forum: BMX
07-02-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By nikos

Need advice for older rider - bike choice

Alright guys, give me some advice. Im a moutain bike racer, but lately the local trails started popping up with drops and other jumps. Well, it brings me back to my glory days of old. Now Im...
06-30-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By nikos

yeah, the drops are vertical - but the frame is...

yeah, the drops are vertical - but the frame is already fixed - so, looks like a chain tensioner. Sucks, but oh well, looks like a lot of different tensioners out there, what would be the smoothest...
06-28-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By nikos

Will my track wheel fit the rear drops on my frame?

So I had my cracked Litespeed frame fixed and now want to run it as a single speed. I have my Bontrager track wheels that I want on it, but is the rear spacing of the litespeed going to be to wide? ...
06-26-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By nikos

Daily TDF coverage on Verses?

Currently I have only basic cable, but would like to get expanded for the month of July for the Tour. Is Verses planning on daily coverage or just Sunday afternoon wrap ups?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-07, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By nikos

I'll check that, thanks

I'll check that, thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-07, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By nikos

hand built at the shop? that sounds like at...

hand built at the shop? that sounds like at least 100 for labor alone? Any nashbar/performance wheels that are bomb proof?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-07, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By nikos

Friend needs a beefy rear wheel - suggestions?

My friend is a big guy, in great shape - but big frame - 6'3 240ish. He is currently running cheap Alex rims on his new Raleigh. It seems that his rear wheel is going out of true to much. Does any...
06-11-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By nikos

Headset comes loose on my rigid setup! Cheap headset?

So my Raleigh xxix 29ner (rigid) has a headset issue. During each ride the headset comes loose just enough to feel it on rougher sections. Its not much, but with a rigid setup, you can feel...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By nikos

Can my Litespeed (aluminum) frame be saved?

Hearing mixed messages on welding aluminum. Well, I have my Litespeed Hyperion which is a aluminum/carbon seatstay frame that has a crack near the bottom bracket chainstay. Can this be saved, maybe...
06-04-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By nikos

Anyone ride the 29ner Raleigh XXIX+G

I already have the XXIX single speed rigid setup, but have the chance to score the XXIX+G for a great deal. Wondering if anyone has tested or is currently riding it.
05-15-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By nikos

try your local craigslist.org - I found my full...

try your local craigslist.org - I found my full susser on the site - guy lived 3 blks from my house.
05-12-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By nikos

I don't care if Simoni was top 5, he is still...

I don't care if Simoni was top 5, he is still lacking what he had. He is not the power house in the hills anymore - in terms of sticking with the big guns. He got canned on a whole bunch of stages...
05-11-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By nikos

please, cunego and simoni have been lack luster...

please, cunego and simoni have been lack luster to say the least in the last two giro's. Sure, Cunego has been ill prior, but its not the same in feel. I guess I'm still getting over the fact that...
05-11-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By nikos

Is anyone racing in the Giro?

good god, almost every big name is out of the giro, how lame, the big names are getting to old to be messing with the 2 year bans anymore.
05-04-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By nikos

Looking for general use. Being that I like to go...

Looking for general use. Being that I like to go fast, and ride on a very technical track, I would like to run something much lighter if possible. Everytime I pop that front wheel off, I just can't...
05-03-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By nikos

Looking for lighter 29ner tires, suggestions?

Looking to peel off my Exiwolf tires and get into something a touch lighter. Any ideas on what would be a significant switch.
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