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05-05-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,479
Posted By max-a-mill

reread the above statement: free fix for you... ...

reread the above statement: free fix for you...

ride your damn bike (put headphones on if the noise really bothers you). in a month everything will mesh together and sound as good as it ever...
02-21-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,642
Posted By max-a-mill

after pitting the bearings in tons of cheapo...

after pitting the bearings in tons of cheapo loose ball headsets and having to replace them when the indexing got too bad for me to stand; i now just try to find the cheapest headsets that have...
08-11-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By max-a-mill

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/ZTdK9G3NIUHE4...

https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/ZTdK9G3NIUHE4Q98Dfr5su-52XX7tJNV2yS_nRypxNg-2048x1536.jpg

you know that frame has some good history? it is not worth millions or anything but if it in good...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,414
Posted By max-a-mill

i always roll with one or more bottle of plain...

i always roll with one or more bottle of plain water and then one bottle of sports enduro stuff with the strength varying based on what tastes good at the moment.

I find when i am lacking...
01-12-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By max-a-mill

just an idea; splurge for a nice front tire and...

just an idea; splurge for a nice front tire and keep a beefier harder wearing one on the back.

A nice supple 28 up front does wonders for smoothing out the ride.

the back tire is usually where...
09-01-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By max-a-mill

that is quite a legendary mtb. if it is...

that is quite a legendary mtb.

if it is still in good shape it might be worth selling the frame and nice retro components to a collector and buying yourself a new bike.

If you're over 5'6" i'd...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,907
Posted By max-a-mill

also, if you don't already, work on your core and...

also, if you don't already, work on your core and lower back.

tight lower back muscles (caused by long bouts of riding a bike) can lead to all sorts of discomfort on the bike over time.

i...
05-09-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,635
Posted By max-a-mill

i eventually wnet with shimanos cause i got scik...

i eventually wnet with shimanos cause i got scik of replacing those 50 dollar cleats so often.

shimanos are made of HARD steel and last 10X as long without needing replacement. when it does come...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,941
Posted By max-a-mill

mustard packs... easier to find than pickle...

mustard packs...

easier to find than pickle juice.

placebo? who cares... placebos are f-in awesome if they work.

i will say proper training is the best way to eliminate cramping.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By max-a-mill

good flashlight holder?

so i just replaced my expensive bike specific overpriced LED lights with some cheapo china direct 3 dollar flashlights from amazon and I am happy to report they are superbright and I am very...
10-09-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By max-a-mill

34x21 is what i use in philly. lots of friends...

34x21 is what i use in philly. lots of friends use a 32x20 or 32x18. (29er)

i'd imagine your trails would be pretty similar.
08-30-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By max-a-mill

so the kotlo tt 60cm toptube is 606mm... you say...

so the kotlo tt 60cm toptube is 606mm... you say your favorite bikes toptube is 60.5cm... what is the problem here?

http://www.cyclesmercier.com/geometry_tt.html

edit DOH you meant the wabi...
Replies: 53
Views: 7,479
Posted By max-a-mill

i really do like atacs better than shimanos with...

i really do like atacs better than shimanos with fresh cleats but they in my experience they don't last nearly as long as shimanos and are more costly to replace (both the pedals and cleats).
...
07-31-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By max-a-mill

usually around 100 per week if i am just doing...

usually around 100 per week if i am just doing normal stuff and no long weekend rides.

80-90% riding to work and 10-20% on the mtb at night when the kiddies are in bed. mileage increases when the...
07-22-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,881
Posted By max-a-mill

i'd ditch those cranks before you start killing...

i'd ditch those cranks before you start killing isis bb's every couple months. worst bb design ever. SKF makes ISIS bb's that are supposed to last but those cost like 100 bucks. my advice would be to...
07-22-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,262
Posted By max-a-mill

you want carbon? this is carbon as hell and...

you want carbon?

this is carbon as hell and pretty decent $$$$ if it fits:
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/YBCL291450/planet_x_franko_bianco_pro_carbon_track_bike__medium_black
Replies: 20
Views: 2,741
Posted By max-a-mill

gonna bet it is mostly the tires. i'd be...

gonna bet it is mostly the tires.

i'd be interested in the results if you do any of the testing carbonfiberboy suggests!

people say wider tires are not slower but they sure feel slower to me. i...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,419
Posted By max-a-mill

i gotta agree a little with richard's tough lover...

i gotta agree a little with richard's tough lover here.

you don't know how much you drink in 25 mile segments of mountainbiking that resemble those on the race course?

the fast guys will only...
06-26-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By max-a-mill

nother vote for the fsa wing pros real nice...

nother vote for the fsa wing pros real nice useful drops just like on the orange bike above plus some nice flat tops for resting your hands when your sitting up.

also recommend brake hoods and a...
06-24-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By max-a-mill

this was 1/2 the price. really the only reason......

this was 1/2 the price. really the only reason...

max
06-24-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By max-a-mill

sean may i ask what about your posts was supposed...

sean may i ask what about your posts was supposed to be helpful? i ain't fresh on the scene. been doing this for a bit (riding bikes).

i know approximately the geometry i am getting because i saw...
06-21-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By max-a-mill

and i am just pointing out why you might not have...

and i am just pointing out why you might not have many friends...
06-21-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By max-a-mill

i agree it is pretty ugly but my old one was...

i agree it is pretty ugly but my old one was robbins egg blue so anything will be nicer than that (except maybe poo-pooh brown). for 125 bucks beggars can't be choosers.
06-21-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By max-a-mill

125 shipped... boom; done. and apparently i got...

125 shipped... boom; done. and apparently i got the last one. i know i coulda saved 10 bucks on the brown one but even a cheapskate like me will pay a little more for a color i like.
...
06-20-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By max-a-mill

murphy fixed gear frame? or another frame with a long toptube?

anyone have anything to say about these frames?

http://murphycycles.blogspot.com/

price looks good but no bottle mounts. boo!

or can anyone else recommend a fixed gear compatible frame with...
06-20-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By max-a-mill

yes indeed i do! speaking of cheap bikes...

yes indeed i do!

speaking of cheap bikes with longer toptubes anyone have anything to say about this?
...
06-20-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By max-a-mill

i do like those but the toptube is 10cm shorter...

i do like those but the toptube is 10cm shorter thant the iro it would replace... was already rockin a 120mm stem on the iro (damn my long torso)...

steamroller in 62 is actually 10 cm longer in...
06-20-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By max-a-mill

new frame advice

just found a crack in the chainstay on my original IRO group buy last night so it needs immediate retiring. i have considered a repair but on a 150 dollar frame that would probably not be cost...
05-15-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,602
Posted By max-a-mill

to further the above point: rim = giant disc...

to further the above point:

rim = giant disc rotor

get some new brake pads clean your rim and call it a day.

for your next bike buy one made for disc brakes.
05-09-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,418
Posted By max-a-mill

not if you use it in nasty weather. this would be...

not if you use it in nasty weather. this would be a year round commuter bike not a weekend racer.

if you believe geared bikes require no more maintenance you should send a memo out to all the...
05-09-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By max-a-mill

STFU and ride your damn ugly mismatched yellow...

STFU and ride your damn ugly mismatched yellow bike...

snarky enough???

seriously tires should be black and color matching your bike components makes you look like an ass.
05-09-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,418
Posted By max-a-mill

i don't think the OP is claiming it to be hard....

i don't think the OP is claiming it to be hard. just much harder than a keeping a singlespeed or fixed gear running; which is 1000% true.

on my singlespeeds and fixed gear all i do is pump up the...
05-08-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,418
Posted By max-a-mill

my ultegra brakes on my roadie give me as much if...

my ultegra brakes on my roadie give me as much if not more condfidence than the discs on my mtb. high end shimano brakes work nice. team them up with some nice cane creek non shifty brake levers and...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,302
Posted By max-a-mill

recently rode the last hundred miles of an event...

recently rode the last hundred miles of an event with a broken spoke.

with 32 spokes laced to a nice open pro rim meant all i had to do was open the brakes 1/2 way to stop the rub. the wobble was...
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Views: 980
Posted By max-a-mill

yeah how fast do you think you can go? i...

yeah how fast do you think you can go?

i have done a few in just under 12 hours (read: not very fast compared to the guys racing) and even then i did not dilly dally at the stops. usually stopping...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,302
Posted By max-a-mill

i weigh around 210. i think all my rear...

i weigh around 210.

i think all my rear wheels from now on are gonna be 36 spoke... a few extra grams in spokes lead to a much stronger wheel. i need a strong wheel in back to deal with all the...
04-25-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,589
Posted By max-a-mill

why would a flat cause you to walk? i have...

why would a flat cause you to walk? i have commuted for years and gotten hundreds of gnarly objects lodged in my tires. only once or twice did they require booting and never once required walking.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By max-a-mill

i'll tell you what i haven't quit once in 6 or 7...

i'll tell you what i haven't quit once in 6 or 7 tries so far; but if we had to ride into that wind we experienced at our backs saturday i'd have quit no doubt.

also wondering if i have yet...
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Views: 1,261
Posted By max-a-mill

yeah nice job! hah! i was one of the two...

yeah nice job!

hah! i was one of the two "other dudes" who got there 20 minutes or so after you.

impressive first crack at this! my first year took us 3 days and i almost froze to death trying...
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Views: 1,554
Posted By max-a-mill

yeah definitely sounds like your not hitting your...

yeah definitely sounds like your not hitting your optimal balance. one thing i'd consider is protein. i don't need it until i go really long but if it is lacking my stomach usually start to act like...
04-17-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By max-a-mill

nagrom; fyi after getting and installing the 410h...

nagrom; fyi after getting and installing the 410h it seems much beefier than the 710 is cheaper. but scrod apparently wouldn't like it on your bike cause it is heavy.

just don't understand the...
04-17-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By max-a-mill

so what makes it 5 times as good (7 bucks vs 35...

so what makes it 5 times as good (7 bucks vs 35 or so) as the 410h in people's opinion?

all my friends ride expensive chains and i honestly have no idea why...

btw - my new chain (on an all...
04-16-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,090
Posted By max-a-mill

unless there is something wrong with the...

unless there is something wrong with the drivetrain why not just ride it geared?

bikes with gears can be fun and to me there is no point in ripping a completely good geared drivetrain off a bike....
04-15-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By max-a-mill

i find it perfectly normal to get this pain when...

i find it perfectly normal to get this pain when upping distance and doing long hard rides.

it just tells you your using those muscles more than your used to.

the problem comes from not having...
04-08-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By max-a-mill

try a kmc 410h. i have a kmc 710 sl that wouldn't...

try a kmc 410h. i have a kmc 710 sl that wouldn't work with my normal tool either.

the regular kmc 410 or a PC-1 work fine with a normal chaintool..
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By max-a-mill

and i see nothing wrong with this way AT ALL. ...

and i see nothing wrong with this way AT ALL.

BUT now you can use a GPS which will warn you at you any set number of meters (or feet) you prefer before the turn and tell you which direction to go...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By max-a-mill

yeah believe me i work with computers. i know...

yeah believe me i work with computers. i know they will die or malfunction at the most crucial times sometimes...

i think my comment made me sound like i ONLY rely on technology which could...
04-04-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,691
Posted By max-a-mill

they also had a huge well run recall in which...

they also had a huge well run recall in which they replaced all those locks free of charge. i am still rockin the replacement locks i got for my two bic-able locks. didn't even have to pay postage to...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By max-a-mill

not really anymore if you can make sure you get...

not really anymore if you can make sure you get an accurate gpx of the course.

went on a century recently with ton of local roads i had never even seen. my friend had the route on his 500 and...
04-03-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By max-a-mill

over lunch i went on a hunt (to the only LBS here...

over lunch i went on a hunt (to the only LBS here in the city within walking distance) to try to find a 3.2.

the shop dude told me that while the 3 (he had never heard of the 3.2) was good if i...
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