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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,483
Posted By EBasil

Spa shocks

I didn't, but there's apparently a fellow on eBay that sells them. We've had a customer come in with a nice, new looking unit in the back of his Reve'.
06-23-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,479
Posted By EBasil

The SIDI soles are great, but soft....

So, full disclosure: I stopped replacing my SRS soles on my Sidi's, because although they are simple to swap and provide great traction in the event I find myself off the bike, they wear out way too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,483
Posted By EBasil

Reve' in spades

Well, this old thread may turn out to be pretty darn helpful: I'm spending some spare time wrenching at a shop that had several Reve' hanging in the rafters brand new but missing the spa shock.
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01-26-04, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By EBasil

I use the Garmin handlebar mount for my eTrex...

I use the Garmin handlebar mount for my eTrex Legend, and use the GPS to map local trails, or wherever we go. I have a nice GPS record of an MTB ride around Skagway, Alaska, for example.

I think...
01-26-04, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By EBasil

I have a singlespeed, and it's a converted...

I have a singlespeed, and it's a converted Manitou HardTail with vertical dropouts. Since I couldn't come up with a cog/ring ratio I liked that would cinch the chain snug, I use a Surly Singleator...
01-20-04, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By EBasil

San Diego Trail Maintenance Event

MULTIUSE TRAILS COALITION INVITES YOU TO COME HELP REPAIR COBBLESTONE TRAIL.

Certainly, one part of our efforts to ensure fair access to trails in Los Penasquitos Canyon and the Del Mar Mesa will...
01-15-04, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By EBasil

Well it was either a "beast" of a Fisher, or you...

Well it was either a "beast" of a Fisher, or you really did see something unique! :D
01-14-04, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,050
Posted By EBasil

GWHunt: STOP!! :D -- Avid 7 vee...

GWHunt: STOP!! :D

-- Avid 7 vee brakes and levers are IDENTICAL to Avid Ti brakes and levers, except for the logo and the large bolts, which are titanium on the appropriate model and steel...
01-09-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,176
Posted By EBasil

Link to an article about Mark Reynolds, the man...

Link to an article about Mark Reynolds, the man killed by the Cougar (http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=5721) . Local news is that the chain on his bike was broken, and that he was...
01-07-04, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By EBasil

Other than the new carbon, all NRS frames are...

Other than the new carbon, all NRS frames are identical but for paint. The carbon is identical in geometry and functional design.

For 2004, Giant merely reduced the number of NRS models offered...
01-07-04, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By EBasil

Yeah,I think Dan's nailed it: it depends. ...

Yeah,I think Dan's nailed it: it depends.

Our Yakima trailer is not compatible with discs, since it clamps the frame at the back of the rear triangle and conflicts with the disc. The standard...
01-07-04, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By EBasil

I have been confounded with the poor reviews of...

I have been confounded with the poor reviews of Flak Jackets on MTBR, and I've been using and building bikes with Flaks for quite some time. I particularly like the Flak set and find it to be easy...
01-07-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By EBasil

I've been cleaning the discs with a shot of Clean...

I've been cleaning the discs with a shot of Clean Streak from White Lightning. It's an aerosol solvent that I use to clean chains/displace water with and it seems to work great. It leaves a...
12-23-03, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By EBasil

Clean and lube the bike, then take care to ensure...

Clean and lube the bike, then take care to ensure it stays as dry and dust-free as possible,. When you get back to the bike, clean and lube it all over again, inspect the cables to ensure they...
12-19-03, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By EBasil

Well, congratulations on a new rig! That K2...

Well, congratulations on a new rig! That K2 frame is the burliest, most overbuilt, gonzo tough thing you're ever gonna see (dig those seatstays!) and the build out on the 4.0 is a screaming deal at...
12-18-03, 01:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,156
Posted By EBasil

I have ridden a LandRider, just because I had to...

I have ridden a LandRider, just because I had to try the centrifugal force derailleur system. I don't reccomend the bike, but will make a reccomendation for you and your wife.

--the Landrider is...
12-17-03, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By EBasil

SuperGo: 10% off all

10% Off All Orders!
Good for 3 Days Only. Use Coupon code: 122203.
Expires Friday, Dec 19 Midnight West Coast
12-17-03, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By EBasil

I agree with your suggestion for a hardtail bike,...

I agree with your suggestion for a hardtail bike, and have a few more comments:

--the price range they've selected is excellent and there are a number of very good rigs out there in that range....
12-17-03, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,553
Posted By EBasil

Those frames were so overbuilt, there's no reason...

Those frames were so overbuilt, there's no reason why you can't just update it --except that it's designed for a fork with 65-70mm of travel, so modern, longer forks will affect the head tube angle...
12-16-03, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By EBasil

Are those part of the deal Specialized if...

Are those part of the deal Specialized if offering on 2003 Epic framesets with the Fox fork and the 2004, adjustable Brain shock on the back?
12-16-03, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By EBasil

First off, it's cool that you're paying attention...

First off, it's cool that you're paying attention to greasing bearings, and GREASE is indeed what bearings get (unless they're ceramic ball, which get oil, but which you won't have).

Second,...
12-15-03, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By EBasil

Insert your greasgun to the cone-shaped brass...

Insert your greasgun to the cone-shaped brass fittings, and inject grease. It will purge outward, through and around the outer seals.
12-12-03, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,035
Posted By EBasil

We have a 1963 Huffy "Daisy-Daisy" cruiser...

We have a 1963 Huffy "Daisy-Daisy" cruiser tandem, and it's really cool. Oh, it's heavy enough to anchor a supertanker, but it's highly, highly cool.
12-11-03, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By EBasil

If you need to keep things really light (although...

If you need to keep things really light (although the car seems heavy), then you should look to bicycle disc brakes. The issue with creation of the mounting studs will be interesting, as will the...
12-11-03, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,049
Posted By EBasil

Well, hopefully, you found what you're after. In...

Well, hopefully, you found what you're after. In case you haven't I'll give you what I can regarding roof racks, since that appears to be what you're after.

I like the Yakima systems. Not only...
12-09-03, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,854
Posted By EBasil

34 x 18 and not yet able to climb all that I want...

34 x 18 and not yet able to climb all that I want to.
12-09-03, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By EBasil

I only order from Jenson over the phone, even...

I only order from Jenson over the phone, even after I search the stuff out on the 'net. Then, like any good mailorder joint, they'll price match other vendors on individual items.

I just did the...
12-09-03, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By EBasil

I think Jim nailed it: H E A V Y. 'nuff said.

I think Jim nailed it: H E A V Y. 'nuff said.
12-05-03, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By EBasil

They are aluminum.

They are aluminum.
12-05-03, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By EBasil

Good grief man, break your messages up from the...

Good grief man, break your messages up from the stream-of-thought thing! :)

I think the 2004 XT is the way to go, and have a set sitting on my workbench as I type. The 04 XT is very light, very...
12-04-03, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By EBasil

Gary Fisher is going to kick your ass for posting...

Gary Fisher is going to kick your ass for posting that.
12-03-03, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,876
Posted By EBasil

Well, I think a dead-bang winner in terms of...

Well, I think a dead-bang winner in terms of popularity in the market would be Santa Cruz, but my next bike appears to likely be a Maverick American.
12-03-03, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,403
Posted By EBasil

You don't "size" mtb's by crotch clearance

Well, I am 6'5", with a 34/35" inseam and 36" arms. I ride a bike with an effective top tube of 25.5", with a zero offset seatpost and a 120mm zero rise stem. Before I became old and stiff, it was...
10-01-03, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,273
Posted By EBasil

Well, I don't think noise equates to strength,...

Well, I don't think noise equates to strength, but one 3-pawl hub that's strong, loud and very easy to rebuild is the White Industries. It's not as loud as a King, but it's a different sound.
09-22-03, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By EBasil

We have them on all our bikes, and as the...

We have them on all our bikes, and as the neighborhood "wrench" I put them on the MTB's I maintain. It's a good product and a great dollar-to-function ratio!
09-11-03, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By EBasil

They're great for on-road recreational bikes, but...

They're great for on-road recreational bikes, but aren't durable enough for MTB riding. They're also a little heavy.

Have you seen the Rohloff internal geared hub?
09-05-03, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By EBasil

...somebody read my tag line...:beer: ...

...somebody read my tag line...:beer:

Donovan is in south San Diego, adjacent to the US/Mexico border.

I am an inmate, sentenced to life for mercilessly beating three roadies to death with a...
09-05-03, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By EBasil

Well, I have to admit that I don't get to "try"...

Well, I have to admit that I don't get to "try" too many headsets, since I've been riding the SAME KING FOR TWELVE YEARS, but there is a very good headset out there on eBay that you should look to: ...
09-04-03, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By EBasil

Yep, bad knees and I endorse everything that...

Yep, bad knees and I endorse everything that Floridian posted above me.

I also have thousands of miles on SpeedPlay Frogs...and remain quite a fan of these knee-friendly, durable, light XC pedals.
09-03-03, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,608
Posted By EBasil

The Avid 7 brakes are outstanding, and if you...

The Avid 7 brakes are outstanding, and if you find a good clearance deal on them you should immediately BUY them. With so many good deals around (Jenson, SuperGo, ebay), these are the v-brakes I...
09-02-03, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By EBasil

Okay, somebody start a two-year old thread about...

Okay, somebody start a two-year old thread about the Queen... and make sure there're choices for Chausson and FURTADO...oops, did I capitalize that?
08-19-03, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By EBasil

Brake boosters can make a big difference on...

Brake boosters can make a big difference on frames with significant flex at the brake bosses, like lightweight XC FS or HT bikes. A couple of things to remember, though:

--they can make it...
08-14-03, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By EBasil

Well, my favorites are still the OnZa Aggro and...

Well, my favorites are still the OnZa Aggro and Honch K's, but that's water under the bridge.

Now, I like the Panaracer Fire 2.1, particularly as a rear tire, the IRC Mythos 2.1 Rear (not the...
08-11-03, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By EBasil

Heh heh, yeah I did that last weekend in the same...

Heh heh, yeah I did that last weekend in the same situtation, but I just got jammed down onto the bike and WEDGED under the tree limb. Knocked the breath out of ME and it was my riding buddies doing...
08-11-03, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By EBasil

Seven and Eight speed cogsets have the same...

Seven and Eight speed cogsets have the same spacing, and an eight speed shifter will work fine with a seven speed cogset. No problems, at all, if you set the derailleur cable tension correctly...
08-11-03, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By EBasil

Before the "DH Armor" became readily available,...

Before the "DH Armor" became readily available, it was pretty common to see DH racers with a Camelbak on for precisely the reason that they can shield one from injury.

Not a DH racer by any...
08-07-03, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By EBasil

Well, I think the HID lights should be illegal on...

Well, I think the HID lights should be illegal on bikes, too! They are too bright. It's just not natural.

I hate the way they blind me when some schmuck turns and "looks my way" with one on his...
08-01-03, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By EBasil

I'd always suggest the Mavic rims over the Suns. ...

I'd always suggest the Mavic rims over the Suns. Not that the Suns aren't great, but the Mavics are better...ask your wheelbuilder. Of course, the lacing pattern, spokes and nipples you spec out...
08-01-03, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By EBasil

They are being friendly. Smile and chatter back....

They are being friendly. Smile and chatter back.

Only over-sensitized freaks would respond back with hostility, and should immediately get into road riding. That kind of tension can be useful in...
07-31-03, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By EBasil

Good grief! Yes, the Slingshots have been...

Good grief!

Yes, the Slingshots have been around for a long time, and they did aggressively market to the MTB crowd when suspension was in its early stages. I used to see them at races and...
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