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10-14-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By gwhunt23

SunRingle Black Flags are pretty nice. The hubs...

SunRingle Black Flags are pretty nice. The hubs are excellent (Flea hubs). Very light (570g front wheel, 720g rear). Great race wheelset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By gwhunt23

I always do that, just with a refrigerator with...

I always do that, just with a refrigerator with water on the door. The tiny spout on the fridge fits perfectly into the Camelbak hose.
07-18-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,546
Posted By gwhunt23

Not always. Santa Cruz used to (not currently)...

Not always. Santa Cruz used to (not currently) make all of their bikes in the USA. I'll post a photo later of the etched "Made in USA" logo on my '02 Superlight.


I've always thought that single...
07-16-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,546
Posted By gwhunt23

I ride a Superlight and love it. It's arguably...

I ride a Superlight and love it. It's arguably the best single-pivot bike out there. One thing I absolutely love is the fact that there's no such thing as chainsuck on a Superlight because of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,859
Posted By gwhunt23

Those riders that keel over when they power up to...

Those riders that keel over when they power up to the top of the hill are athletes competing in a sport. Don't get that confused with riding a bike.
07-03-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By gwhunt23

Did you stroke the lever to the handlebars while...

Did you stroke the lever to the handlebars while bleeding, after getting all the air out of the caliper? Or, is there a chance that you could have spilt DOT3/4 fluid on the pads or rotor?

I'd...
07-01-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By gwhunt23

Is that a KMC chain I see? How do you like it?...

Is that a KMC chain I see? How do you like it? I've been toying with getting one because of the mushroomed "bulls-eye" heads on the pins - I tend to pull apart chains laterally.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By gwhunt23

A good local bike shop should be able to drill it...

A good local bike shop should be able to drill it out and re-thread with no problems. Give your shop a ring.
06-26-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,412
Posted By gwhunt23

They're very difficult to compare. For example,...

They're very difficult to compare. For example, if you're new to mountain biking, you'll be wearing yourself out working through the technical sections while an avid MTBer can float right through it...
06-06-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By gwhunt23

The brake bosses are completely removable and...

The brake bosses are completely removable and thread into the frame. If it bothers you, go out to your local shop and pick up another one. ;)
06-02-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By gwhunt23

For just about all short steep climbs, you won't...

For just about all short steep climbs, you won't want to leave your middle chainring. If you go to the granny, you'll lose traction and momentum during the shift.

If you're sitting doing a wheelie...
06-02-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,738
Posted By gwhunt23

I'll second MudPie's suggestion. If no great...

I'll second MudPie's suggestion. If no great improvement, it wouldn't hurt to bleed the system. Although you probably don't have any air in the system, you push the pistons into their bores in the...
05-29-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By gwhunt23

Ignitor rear and ADvantage front. The Ignitor...

Ignitor rear and ADvantage front. The Ignitor will never let you down when climbing any loose hill and the ADvantage will never slip in a corner. It's my all-around combo.
05-10-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,370
Posted By gwhunt23

What frame? See this Cane Creek page for...

What frame?

See this Cane Creek page for some helpful info: http://canecreek.com/headsets_tech.html
05-07-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By gwhunt23

Call Leader at (619) 425-6452. They're especially...

Call Leader at (619) 425-6452. They're especially helpful over the phone - I've had good experiences with them in the past.
05-03-07, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By gwhunt23

It's said that the Dragon's Tooth, in Catawba,...

It's said that the Dragon's Tooth, in Catawba, VA, is the toughest section of the AT. You can ride the Dragon's Back, just one ridge over and have a similar experience on the bike. There's a race...
04-30-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By gwhunt23

BTW - the crash hat rule is true. Not sure if...

BTW - the crash hat rule is true. Not sure if they can take your license away though - I thought it was DQ for that race only.
04-29-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By gwhunt23

Congrats! Our team was debating about doing that...

Congrats! Our team was debating about doing that race, but we opted for a more local race - the O-Hill Meltdown at University of Virginia.

Again, good job and I'll see you in Vermont this summer!
04-25-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By gwhunt23

I got into MTB racing when I was about 13 too. My...

I got into MTB racing when I was about 13 too. My best suggestion would be to ride, ride, ride. Ride your MTB around the neighborhood, explore, find some trails. Never ever slow up because of your...
04-25-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By gwhunt23

Steel or Ti skewers won't really matter - I'd say...

Steel or Ti skewers won't really matter - I'd say save your money and get the steel ones if you absolutely need a new set of skewers.

As for the seat collar clamp, the size is commonly 34.9mm if...
04-22-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By gwhunt23

Find an 06 Giant XTC aluminum frame. That's my...

Find an 06 Giant XTC aluminum frame. That's my hardtail race machine. Ebay will be your friend here - the only US-model of the 07 XTC is of composite construction. You may find an 07 XTC on Ebay that...
04-22-07, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By gwhunt23

My Sidi owner's manual reccomends cutting them if...

My Sidi owner's manual reccomends cutting them if they're too long. Just be sure not to cut too much off - you need a little slack so that if you're wearing a thicker, wool sock in the wintertime...
04-22-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By gwhunt23

Try FedEx or DHL. You're most likely getting...

Try FedEx or DHL. You're most likely getting charged extra for an "oversize package" or "dimensional weight". Companies other than UPS will have a slightly different definition of oversize and you...
04-14-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By gwhunt23

LowCel, are you racing the Dragon's Back...

LowCel, are you racing the Dragon's Back (http://www.bikeva.com/dragon.htm)?

Even if you aren't, any race in the East this weekend should be wet, rainy, and muddy. :eek:
04-13-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,719
Posted By gwhunt23

Remove the opposite crankarm without stripping...

Remove the opposite crankarm without stripping it. Re-mount it, but turn it 180 degrees so that both crankarms are pointing in the same direction. Screw the allen bolt back in only on the non-stipped...
Forum: Introductions
03-28-07, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By gwhunt23

Welcome! :) I'd also suggest checking out...

Welcome! :)

I'd also suggest checking out MORE at www.more-mtb.org. They are a very active MTB club in the DC Metro area. You can also check out the forums on their site too.

Ride hard!
03-25-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By gwhunt23

Go ride the bike you have now. Just ride, ride,...

Go ride the bike you have now. Just ride, ride, ride. As a racer, the best investment you can make is building a better engine.

Before you know it, sponsorship season will be here and you'll have...
03-19-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By gwhunt23

What various folks do to prepare for a race...

What various folks do to prepare for a race morning is mostly personal preference. Some like to line up covered in warm-up sweat. Others like to spin for a while, then stretch a long while, then...
03-17-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By gwhunt23

Countersteer! Push right to go right, push left...

Countersteer! Push right to go right, push left to go left. It takes some very careful practice to get used to though. I'd reccommend putting on some jeans and a long sleeve shirt and going all out...
Forum: Touring
03-10-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By gwhunt23

http://mapper.acme.com It's powered by GMaps...

http://mapper.acme.com

It's powered by GMaps but alos has the features of topo maps and NEXRAD (real-time weather radar).
Forum: Foo
02-25-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By gwhunt23

This is the stuff we use at work (restaurant):...

This is the stuff we use at work (restaurant): http://www.ambria.com/item_result_group.aspx?cat=5&scat=2

It burns very clean, never smells funny. You might have to go through a food supplier to...
02-11-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By gwhunt23

If you're MTB'in below freezing, I'd strongly...

If you're MTB'in below freezing, I'd strongly suggest discs. There's nothing worse than getting your rims iced over after a creek crossing - you grab the brakes and nothing happens!

Of course, if...
02-01-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By gwhunt23

If the bike is only a year old, you probably have...

If the bike is only a year old, you probably have a freehub rather than a freewheel. What happens is your cassette (the rear 7-gear cluster) is attached to the freehub which allows the gears...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-07, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By gwhunt23

Also, if you're into any mountain biking, check...

Also, if you're into any mountain biking, check out www.cyclingcentralva.org/forums and www.richmond-more.org.

You can also get on the RideFinder mailing list by contacting Winky Vivas. You'll get...
12-31-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By gwhunt23

I live where Agee's is located (Richmond VA.)...

I live where Agee's is located (Richmond VA.) Most all of the dedicated cyclists stay far far away from Agee's. It's kinda taboo to talk about around here, but Agee's has some morally wrong business...
12-26-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By gwhunt23

As a fellow junior racer, I'd say your son's best...

As a fellow junior racer, I'd say your son's best bet for sponsorships would either be to hop on board a local team or create your own team(!). It's very hard for a junior racer to individually get...
Forum: Introductions
12-16-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By gwhunt23

Welcome! And if you're not aware already, check...

Welcome! And if you're not aware already, check out www.richmond-MORE.org (http://www.richmond-MORE.org) and www.cyclingcentralva.org (http://www.cyclingcentralva.org). Cycling Central VA has a great...
12-07-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,118
Posted By gwhunt23

I bought mine when it was on sale for 50 bucks....

I bought mine when it was on sale for 50 bucks. They might go down again if it's worth your wait.
Forum: Foo
12-01-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By gwhunt23

Get a Canon. You can buy individual ink tanks...

Get a Canon. You can buy individual ink tanks (4-5 total) for 99 cents each if you hunt around online. Much cheaper because they have no electrical parts on the tank, it's just ink. In the long run,...
11-01-06, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By gwhunt23

http://quality.threesports.com Complete QBP...

http://quality.threesports.com

Complete QBP catalog from my LBS. All are listed at MSRP.
10-28-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By gwhunt23

MORE-MTB.org - "Where to Ride"...

MORE-MTB.org - "Where to Ride" (http://www.more-mtb.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=25)

The MORE site is loaded with info on DC-area mountain biking. :) Think about joining too if you want to...
10-24-06, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By gwhunt23

It's basically the process of removing excess...

It's basically the process of removing excess paint near the bottom bracket and headtube. See here for complete details: http://www.kinetic-one.co.uk/Preparation.htm

I'm only bringing this up...
10-24-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By gwhunt23

I have a Leader road frame on my training bike....

I have a Leader road frame on my training bike. No problems at all. A friend of mine uses one of their MTB aluminum hardtails and he has no problems either.

Only thing I'd keep in mind is that...
10-24-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By gwhunt23

I'll trade you my 27.0 for your 27.2. Mine's...

I'll trade you my 27.0 for your 27.2. Mine's nothing special at all though.
10-22-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,652
Posted By gwhunt23

No bike shops around you have a spoke cutting and...

No bike shops around you have a spoke cutting and threading machine? I'd check that first thing Monday. In the meantime though, true up the wheel best you can (you should be able to get it pretty...
10-21-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By gwhunt23

C'mon EJ, you know that even if you do everything...

C'mon EJ, you know that even if you do everything right on the road, a car might not.
10-20-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By gwhunt23

OK, here's the tip for the SRAM Powerlink. You...

OK, here's the tip for the SRAM Powerlink. You can't get it off by simply pushing it together, you need to squeeze it together laterally then push the link together. Nowhere on the box or manual for...
10-19-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By gwhunt23

I missed out on this last year, but certainly...

I missed out on this last year, but certainly planning on it for the upcoming season!
10-17-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,930
Posted By gwhunt23

You won't notice a difference in the tire width...

You won't notice a difference in the tire width (2 inches to 2.1 inches.) Don't bother replacing it just because of the size. However, if you ever need a different tire with a different tread for...
10-17-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,835
Posted By gwhunt23

You'll be fine. Many MTB'ers that ride on the new...

You'll be fine. Many MTB'ers that ride on the new 29" wheels use the old 26" tubes just fine.
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