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05-08-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By legit

I'm going to check a LBS tomorrow that sells kona...

I'm going to check a LBS tomorrow that sells kona but just for kicks, what if I went with a Kona Steely but replaced the fork with a Fox 32 Float RLC Fit 140? Would that be a decent bike for what...
05-08-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

Yeah, I realize those parts are probably going to...

Yeah, I realize those parts are probably going to be changed around depending on what frame I choose. I'm just wondering if that selection of components are a good baseline to start with given that...
05-08-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

Good point, I'll definitaly be stopping by some...

Good point, I'll definitaly be stopping by some LBS's this week to do some research. I doubt they'll have any of those bikes (the hardtail all mountain market seems slim). But I can at least get...
05-08-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

Ok, so at this point I have a few options. ...

Ok, so at this point I have a few options.

First option: Buy a decent bike focusing on the frame, with the caveat that I will probably be upgrading components later. Go with the Kona Steely or...
05-07-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

I think I'll probably just go with a Kona steely....

I think I'll probably just go with a Kona steely. Seems like it is getting good reviews for the price point and it can handle what I want to do.

Like I said I have about a 33 inch inseam and am...
05-07-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

Sorry, I was having second thoughts. Still...

Sorry, I was having second thoughts. Still sticking with the hardtail, now that others have made more suggestions.
05-07-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

thanks for the other suggestions. I don't mind...

thanks for the other suggestions. I don't mind looking for parts, and I'd love to build up my own bike, problem is I'm not really an expert on parts. I know what parts are needed, just not what is...
05-07-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

my inseam is about 33 inches, so I'm not sure...

my inseam is about 33 inches, so I'm not sure where that would put me. I would guess a 16.5" is that right?
05-07-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

190 pounds 5' 10" Also, After doing some...

190 pounds
5' 10"

Also, After doing some more research, there is a significant lack of options it seems.

Can anyone suggest a high quality full suspension bike thats all mountain (want to...
05-07-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By legit

Hardtail all mountain/freeride suggestions

I'm looking to get a new bike, I want a hardtail that I can take off 5 foot drops or so. My budget is around $1500 but feel free to suggest more expensive bikes if you want.
06-15-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By legit

CO Springs places to live near road cycling

I'm going to be moving to the springs soon and need to find a place to live. I'm familiar with CO but not the springs very well.

I really want to live close to some good area's to go on long and...
12-06-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By legit

Also, i realize that bike is WAY over my price...

Also, i realize that bike is WAY over my price range but you know...
12-06-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By legit

Ok so after looking around a little more I found...

Ok so after looking around a little more I found the Transition Covert, what does every one think, is this the type of bike that I may be looking for:
...
12-06-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By legit

Ok, so what kinda bike am I looking for then? ...

Ok, so what kinda bike am I looking for then? basically I want to get up hills but then I want it to easily handle at least 5 foot drops.

I realize that's a tall order, should I just go with a...
12-06-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By legit

Frame Ideas

Hey all,

So I'm in the market for a new mountain bike, I want something that I can ride up and down hills, but that can take a beating going down.

I'm pretty sure that means I want a freeride...
08-06-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By legit

Caliper brake levers on Nitto B2500AA's?

Hey all,

I'm considering getting some Nitto B-2500AA's (I'll probably chop them down a bit)(http://store.citygrounds.com/store/product/2364/Nitto-B-2500AA-Straight-Bar-Black/)

But I still want...
08-03-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By legit

heh, ok... so I guess I was probably...

heh, ok... so I guess I was probably overtightening the lockring. Seeing as how on my IRO setup (IRO hub, cog and lockring) the Cog and its threads where perfectly fine after the stripping of the...
08-02-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By legit

What I did was essentially the same as...

What I did was essentially the same as rota-fixing. I have a fixed/fixed hub a'la IRO. I used lots of grease when putting them on. Not sure I've run into any gypsies to offend lately.

And...
08-02-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By legit

I know I'm not cross threading, always double...

I know I'm not cross threading, always double check that part of things.

I always tighten until I can't possibly tighten anymore (I really put a lot of pressure on it).

I don't use a chain...
08-02-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By legit

Yep, I have a Hozan C-205 Lock Ring Wrench (works...

Yep, I have a Hozan C-205 Lock Ring Wrench (works great.... I think).
08-02-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By legit

two stripped hubs... am i doing something wrong

okay so I ride fixed and like to skid stop a lot just because I'm still kind of trying to get the hang of it.

The first time I stripped a hub it was on a cheap hub with a cheap cog so I chalked it...
07-26-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,897
Posted By legit

Also, after reviewing some sheldon brown info on...

Also, after reviewing some sheldon brown info on skid stopping i should add that my gear ratio is 48/17. So with that high a gear ratio it may impact why clips/straps don't really work for me...
07-26-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,897
Posted By legit

ok, so heres the deal with clips and straps:...

ok, so heres the deal with clips and straps: first of all I was using a cheapo pair from REI ($15) because I didn't feel like shelling out for something that may not work for me. so anytime I would...
07-23-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,897
Posted By legit

hmmm... after looking at them I think those feet...

hmmm... after looking at them I think those feet belts may work a bit better, or at least stand up to the riggers of fixie riding better than power grips would, I may have to order some.

Unless...
07-23-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,897
Posted By legit

The reason I think they would be easier is that...

The reason I think they would be easier is that you don't have to reach down to loosen them. With regular straps in order to skid stop I would have to really tighten them down, but then I couldn't...
07-23-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,897
Posted By legit

sounds good, this rain is brutal, the lightning...

sounds good, this rain is brutal, the lightning keeps hitting right next to my apt and shaking my building.

I guess I may just give them a try. Kinda tired of shelling out money to "try out"...
07-23-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,897
Posted By legit

anyone tried power grips for skidding?

okay, so my spd strapless pedals/shoes are annoying because I have to use them to ride (which makes errand rides really annoying). And after trying toe straps several times I know that they are not...
06-26-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By legit

Okay, I finally found somewhere on the IRO site...

Okay, I finally found somewhere on the IRO site that says that they tire up with 23mm. So I think I should be fine with the tires I bought. Thanks everyone for the info!
06-26-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By legit

ok, so by my calculations the wheels (a standard...

ok, so by my calculations the wheels (a standard iro wheelset) have an internal rim width of about 14mm that means that by sheldons chart a 23mm tire width should be fine.

right?
06-26-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By legit

So If I have 20 mm width rims and I got some 23mm...

So If I have 20 mm width rims and I got some 23mm Gatorskin tires to put on them will that work or do I need to get a smaller width tire?
06-26-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By legit

is it a measure of the rim width or some thing...

is it a measure of the rim width or some thing else?
06-26-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By legit

what does the 23 mean in 700c/23?

so i just bought some new wheels and they are 700c 23.

can someone tell me what the 23 means?

thanks,
- legit
Forum: Northeast
06-23-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By legit

Northern VA fixie/track shops

Hi all,

I just moved to fairfax, VA from CO and am shocked at the lack of cyclists and sidewalks on the roads (leave it to boulder to make cycling everywhere seem normal). At any rate, I am...
Forum: Northeast
02-28-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By legit

Mountain Biking near Washington DC

Hey all,

I will be moving to the Washington DC area in a few months and am wanting to find out what kind of mountain biking exists in the area (Freeride type stuff mainly).

I'm originally from...
02-20-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By legit

Good to know, thanks. Alright lets bump the...

Good to know, thanks.

Alright lets bump the budget up to $2000 (easily done as I'm not going to be building it immediately just trying to get familiar with whats out there).
02-20-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By legit

How much do full suspension frames run? I really...

How much do full suspension frames run? I really don't have a very good knowledge of this area so any info is appreciated.

Also I should mention I want a 29'er.
02-20-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By legit

Frame Questions

Hey All,

I have some questions about who and what kind of frame to look for for a custom build. I want a freeride bike that borders on the xc side (I'm not going to do any 20 ft drops but will be...
Forum: Northeast
02-10-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By legit

Possibly moving to DC/Springfield, VA area

Hey all,

So I may be moving up to the springfield, VA / Washington DC area and had a few questions I was hoping some of my fellow cyclists wouldn't mind answering:

First as I'm sure you all...
07-18-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By legit

squirt chain lube and lubes in general

Hey everyone,

I've been reading alot about squirt chain lube a lot lately, it seems to be the next revolution or whatever in chain lubes (dry at least). I was wondering if anyone has tried it and...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,414
Posted By legit

I've never ridden a motorcycle but I always...

I've never ridden a motorcycle but I always thought they waived at each other because of the increased risk of riding bike, sort of as a respect/acknowledgment/ type of thing, just making sure they...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,543
Posted By legit

get a kryptonite chain and wear it around your...

get a kryptonite chain and wear it around your waste.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 980
Posted By legit

I live in a suburb with a 30 mile trail about a...

I live in a suburb with a 30 mile trail about a block away, so I ride that alot (when my MTB is in comission) and I definitely enjoy it the point of wanting to be near a path when I move. But I also...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By legit

On second thought you could always play the...

On second thought you could always play the license plate memorization game.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By legit

heh, well I don't know about the heat, but I did...

heh, well I don't know about the heat, but I did my stupid thing last night on a short ride to starbucks, a lady pulled out in front of me and instead of slow down I just kinda started going around...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By legit

commuting with cameras

So I have heard a few people mention that they occasionally or always ride with cameras on their bikes to capture cars as the pass, in case anything happens. I am just wondering what equipment those...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By legit

Living in CO its not as bad, we get 90 degree...

Living in CO its not as bad, we get 90 degree temps somewhat regularly but the humidity is almost none. Just out of curiosity though, how humid does it normally get there in seattle and the PNW on...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,026
Posted By legit

+1

+1
06-02-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By legit

Yeah, it was different LBS's both times. But I...

Yeah, it was different LBS's both times. But I live in the burbs so the lbs that tightened it (in their back room where I couldn't see) wasn't really sure at first what I was talking about. I have...
06-02-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By legit

Okay, so heres the story, I rode for a while,...

Okay, so heres the story, I rode for a while, then the cog started to slip. I took my wheel to the LBS and they tightened the lockring for me (I could take it off by hand). YAY, that fixed the...
06-02-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By legit

I'm running whatever a stock '08 rush hour has...

I'm running whatever a stock '08 rush hour has which the website says is: Alloy Sealed 32h, Track. Its a flip-flop so I assume its reverse threaded.
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