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05-17-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By 01amberfirewv

Looking for a good used bike for my 8yo daughter

My daughter has been riding a cheap department store bike with 16" wheels and its time to get her something better. She is probably short for her age and we sized her up on some Diamondbacks at...
08-03-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,484
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I recently had to make the same choice. I was...

I recently had to make the same choice. I was actually looking for a Cdale 29er 2 but the price was just past what my wife would allow:o so it was the 4, the Rockhopper Expert 29er, Gary Fisher...
03-28-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Instead of starting a new thread I'll bump this...

Instead of starting a new thread I'll bump this one up. I want a rack for the hitch on our Ford Freestyle and the only criteria are that it swings out of the way so the hatch will open and it keeps...
08-01-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Thanks for the tip, I'll give'r a try

Thanks for the tip, I'll give'r a try
08-01-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Noisy brakes

I put new pads on my cantilevers and now the rear is crazy loud. I have heard that there needs to be some toe but I am not sure if the pads need to be pointed upwards or downwards. Which is it?
07-28-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Guess I should have said clipless on on BIKE and...

Guess I should have said clipless on on BIKE and clips on the other BIKE ;)
07-28-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,058
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I am thinking about swapping out my GT bull horn...

I am thinking about swapping out my GT bull horn bar for a nice flat bar and a set of these http://www.ergon-bike.com/ I do use the bar ends so I think they are nessassary for me but I have also...
07-28-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Yea, that rear spring bobs with me and I weigh...

Yea, that rear spring bobs with me and I weigh 185. Any heavier and I would probubly move up and down more than forward.





Do any of you ride clipless on one and toe clips on the other?
07-28-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I am in the same stiuation. I am pushing 30 with...

I am in the same stiuation. I am pushing 30 with a 2 year old daughter and another on the way. I love mountain biking and being out doors in general but an injury would make it difficult to work...
07-28-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I took the Jeep bike out for a ride the other day...

I took the Jeep bike out for a ride the other day and here are some observations
The mechanical disk brakes are horrible. My 15 year old canti's stop better and arn't much louder.

I suck up half...
07-21-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Yea I rode a next a few weeks ago and it felt...

Yea I rode a next a few weeks ago and it felt horrible. I think gravel roads would be to rough for it and it was extreamly sloppy on the roads. The Jeep bike is not that bad, defintily not ready...
07-21-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Thats what I have been thinking. I can't wait to...

Thats what I have been thinking. I can't wait to hit some hills with that heavy, flat peddeled, bobby sprung tank
07-21-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Going back and forth from clipless to flats

My neighbor just gave me a bike and it has flats. It is a Jeep FS bike so it is nothing special but he gave it to me because he can't ride it and hated to see it sit. I figure I will use it to tool...
06-26-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Inserts, thanks I'll try Harris Cyclery

Inserts, thanks I'll try Harris Cyclery
06-26-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Cantilever Brake Pads, are they dead? I need some

I actualy need some re-fills because I ordered V-brake pads on accedent. I've looked on Nashbar, performance and pricepoint and they only have V-brake pads. I googled and found tons of useless...
06-20-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By 01amberfirewv

:( Looks like those will be going back

:( Looks like those will be going back
06-20-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By 01amberfirewv

WOOHOO, the list Ritchey V-Brake Pads / BLK...

WOOHOO, the list

Ritchey V-Brake Pads / BLK
Fortť MTB UltraLight Presta Tube 26 x 1.95-2.25"
Innovations Ultraflate Plus CO2 Inflation System
Innovations CO2 Cartridges - 16g...
06-20-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Its 15 years old with countless miles on it. I...

Its 15 years old with countless miles on it. I have removed some links in the past so I may just keep what I have and just make sure its lubed well. I have been thinking about converting it to a...
06-20-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I have a few choices, can anyone tell me if there...

I have a few choices, can anyone tell me if there are pro's and con's of these

Chain

Sram 8 Speed Chain...
06-17-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By 01amberfirewv

All of the N.O. products use L-arginean (sp?)...

All of the N.O. products use L-arginean (sp?) which is an amino acid. Then they add things like caffene and creatine. I am not a big fan of those because I have read study after study saying that...
06-17-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Looking forward to watching this thread because I...

Looking forward to watching this thread because I the FSR is one of my top choices. What is the difference between the FSR xc and FSR comp?
06-17-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Updating my bike for (hopefully) the last time

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?ItemID=15147&Type=bike

I have a 1994 GT Ricochet and I recently had it tuned up. I think it may need a few more things before I convert it to a...
05-15-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Any one raced the The White Oak Challenge in Lost Creek WV?

I am planning on racing in the upcomming race and would like to know what to expect. I raced in the beginner class about 10 years ago but now I am 29 not in very good shap and my bike is 15 years...
11-19-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Here is what I have ...

Here is what I have

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000108&subcategory=60001078&brand=&sku=10048&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20ATB%20Clipless%20Pedals

and I...
11-19-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Congrats, I'm sure you will find more productie...

Congrats, I'm sure you will find more productie things to do with your time now. You should also notice better recovery time when off the bike becuase you will be utilizing more testosterone now ;)
11-14-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I kind of like the Ben & Jerrys combo pictured...

I kind of like the Ben & Jerrys combo pictured above. Thats the best race fuel out there ;)
11-13-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I guess mine is just set up different than the...

I guess mine is just set up different than the newer bikes. I have noticed that many new bikes have a declining top tube (slants towards the seat) where my top tube does not. If anything there is a...
11-13-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By 01amberfirewv

There is no swelling and I am no stranger to...

There is no swelling and I am no stranger to injury so I really am not too worried about it. I guess another question I was thinking of but forgot to ask is would this be an indicator that my bike...
11-13-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Argh, I tried it and tripped because the...

Argh, I tried it and tripped because the cellophane was too tight poked myself in the eye with the foil hat and cut my other knee with the mirror. On top of that I choked on the pitcher and caught...
11-12-07, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Has this ever happend to anyone (knee injury)

I posted this on another forum http://training.fitness.com/injuries-medical/knee-injury-29056.html

A few weeks ago I wrecked my bike and could not get unclipped from my pedals. I banged my knee on...
11-08-07, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By 01amberfirewv

They had one on display at the last camp jeep I...

They had one on display at the last camp jeep I attended but I didn't get a chance to ride it. I don't think I would want one but would like to take one for a test ride. If I go to camp Jeep this...
11-05-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Looks like fun, your right the majority of us are...

Looks like fun, your right the majority of us are not into extream MTBing but riding like that. The videos show some nice trails so which makes me want to go out and do some riding so thanks for the...
11-03-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Did I stumble onto the yoda speak forum? ...

Did I stumble onto the yoda speak forum?

http://swg.stratics.com/content/lore/personas/images/yoda.gif
11-01-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By 01amberfirewv

The bike shopes in my area sell bikes that have...

The bike shopes in my area sell bikes that have been traded in as well as left overs. I am hoping to pick one up some time next season. My bike is 15 years old and the used bikes that they have...
10-31-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,052
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Do they really sell GT's @ Wal*Mart now? My GT...

Do they really sell GT's @ Wal*Mart now? My GT is 15 years old and I have been looking for a replacment;)
10-30-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

They were the the cleats that came with the...

They were the the cleats that came with the pedals. All in all i can't comeplaine about them because they were cheap but the 540's that replaced them were almost as cheap and are smoother and easier...
10-29-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I have been eyeing the Specialized FSR Comp (hope...

I have been eyeing the Specialized FSR Comp (hope I got that name right). I think it is 1500 new but used or left over it should be a little closer to your price range.
10-28-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,094
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Man I hate to see what kind of problems I am...

Man I hate to see what kind of problems I am going to run into when I finialy get my bike to the LBS for a one over. I have removed a few links but my chain has been on my bike since the day I got...
10-27-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Yea but I am still getting used to them and I am...

Yea but I am still getting used to them and I am completely used to them I will be able to catch myself. I don't think I could ever go back to platforms. If I was going to get something other than...
10-27-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,260
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Cool video

Cool video
10-27-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Todays score

I have made a few changes after posting this thread. I noticed that the pedals were as lose as they could be so I put them in the middle. The cleats in my shoes were also lose so i tightend them up...
10-25-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Cool video, looks like a blast but I don't think...

Cool video, looks like a blast but I don't think I could hand on that course
10-25-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Thats skill man, I used to try to do that on my...

Thats skill man, I used to try to do that on my MTB but those rails are slick. Good practice though. I havent had too much practice with bridges but the ones I have riden the tips posted above seem...
10-24-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Thats what I have been counting on. I know when...

Thats what I have been counting on. I know when I went from platforms to toe clips it took a while for me to adjust but now I come out of the cages without even thinking about it. I was in a...
10-23-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,136
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Sorry for the newb question but what is Q-factor....

Sorry for the newb question but what is Q-factor. I am still playing with my M520s and so far no pain. I do however have a hard time getting my left shoe to pop out. I am trying to make some...
10-22-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,136
Posted By 01amberfirewv

It seems like you would want your feet farther...

It seems like you would want your feet farther back to avoid shock on your knees but that is just my thought. I like my cleats about as far up as they go
10-22-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

So far I have them pretty far forward. It seems...

So far I have them pretty far forward. It seems like I can get my calves more involved that way but I may change that eventualy. I havent been on any long rides. So far they feel more comfortable...
10-21-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

I had a horrible time getting cliped into the...

I had a horrible time getting cliped into the Nashbar specials I had before but I go into the M520s like butt'a. I clip one in before I get started then just stand on the other and they seem to clip...
10-21-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By 01amberfirewv

You can pedal through the entire revolution. I...

You can pedal through the entire revolution. I donít have to granny gear hills that I used to because I am putting more power to the pedals. I feel more in control of the bike also and donít have...
10-21-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,584
Posted By 01amberfirewv

Lots of the body builders at my gym shave there...

Lots of the body builders at my gym shave there forearms making many of them look more like Olivoil than Popeye. To me it makes more sense for a bike rider to shave their legs. Even if I suck at...
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