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04-05-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By Freefallman

Is that just a seatpost collar or is it something...

Is that just a seatpost collar or is it something else? Given that this is below the seat stays I wouldn't be able to use anything that just slid on...
04-05-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By Freefallman

Thanks everyone. I contacted the seller and it's...

Thanks everyone. I contacted the seller and it's bit unclear as to whether he's going to refund me. I contacted him within 1.5 hours of purchase but it's caveat emptor often on craigslist. ...
04-05-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By Freefallman

Junk? Crack on Seatpost Tube Below Seat Stay.

I just bought an aluminum frame bike off craigslist and I threw it up in the repair stand to clean it up and noticed a small crack below the seat stay up near the seatpost. This is clearly a case of...
07-25-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Freefallman

I'll bleed it. Damn. I wanted to avoid doing...

I'll bleed it. Damn. I wanted to avoid doing that.


Slow Crank:
It's been in a stand face up. I know the trick about braking before tightening the calipers. No dice. Guess I'll just...
07-24-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Freefallman

Disc Brake Problem

I am able to true my rear disc brake so there is clearance from the pads while working in my apartment. However, when I get to where I ride I find that it's rubbing and squealing. It's pretty hot...
06-07-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Freefallman

How big are the ODI rogues? One thing I didn't...

How big are the ODI rogues? One thing I didn't like about the specialized XC grips was that the pattern wore quickly. I think the ruffians are pretty close replacements and I might go with them...
06-06-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Freefallman

Zephyr: Big wide palms but short fingers. ...

Zephyr: Big wide palms but short fingers.

I've been riding with the stock grips which are pretty thin. I don't mind giving something else a bit different a try though. I have to say that I do...
06-06-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Freefallman

Suggestions for Grips

My stumpjumper needs a new set of grips as they are worn and all chewed up from the last crash. Does anyone have any favorites they may recommend?
06-05-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,676
Posted By Freefallman

Run your hands along the inside of the tire...

Run your hands along the inside of the tire casing to make sure there isn't a thorn or a piece of glass poking through. You will keep getting flats if there is and you don't remove it.
05-27-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Freefallman

What technique? How about walking it down?...

What technique? How about walking it down? Seriously calm down.

People here are trying to help you out and give you the best advice they know. I read what you've written and honestly, if you...
05-27-12, 07:49 PM
05-27-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Freefallman

Do not skid your rear tire. This will cause you...

Do not skid your rear tire. This will cause you to loose control and start fish tailing. In fact, if the gravel does not continue indefinitely (i.e. it's just a patch) you're better off letting...
05-27-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Freefallman

I'm not an expert rider but I've found that on...

I'm not an expert rider but I've found that on steep gravel trails and routes it's best to very lightly apply the brakes. Think of it like driving on ice where you lightly pump or apply the brakes...
05-27-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,533
Posted By Freefallman

I would guess that you're basing your...

I would guess that you're basing your "technically overweight" statement on BMI. BMI does not distinguish between muscle weight and fat weight. Since muscle weighs more than fat you can have a high...
05-24-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By Freefallman

How often do you service the pivots in your full suspension?

So I was wondering how often do you service the pivots in the linkages on a full suspension bike? I figured some folks might take the, "If it's not broke don't fix it" approach but then I wouldn't...
05-23-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Freefallman

Yeah, I cussed. But not as much as I did coming...

Yeah, I cussed. But not as much as I did coming down when I almost ran over a San Diego Gopher Snake. I'd seen a rattlesnake across the trail that had refused to move a few minutes earlier and the...
05-21-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Freefallman

Thanks. Will give them a look.

Thanks. Will give them a look.
05-20-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Freefallman

Suggestions for Gloves with Reinforced Palms?

So Friday I was being an idiot and paying more attention to a pair of buzzards than the trail and this was the result:

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The bike is fine (lost a little paint) but otherwise it seems to...
04-02-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Freefallman

Where are you riding here?

Where are you riding here?
09-03-10, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Freefallman

I will check it out tomorrow morning and report...

I will check it out tomorrow morning and report back to you. Hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures of the lines that I'm reporting that will show them. They're not really around the nipple. ...
09-02-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Freefallman

Spokes Breaking Repeatedly - MTB

So a while back I broke a spoke on my mtb, I replaced it and it seemed like no big deal. However, since then every 3 or four rides I get a broken spoke. I initially thought that maybe I didn't know...
05-19-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By Freefallman

There is a significant amount of difference in...

There is a significant amount of difference in weight. Less so in other areas. Go to a bike shop and just heft one six inches off the ground to compare. Some full suspension bikes can be lighter...
05-18-10, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By Freefallman

The rincon is a lower end bike. If there is a...

The rincon is a lower end bike. If there is a problem with fit (a bike shop or experienced rider can help cue you in) or something is broken replace the appropriate part. Other than that leave it...
05-17-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Freefallman

Dog Doo

So....I live in Los Angeles and one of the fire roads I ride up occasionally is extremely popular with folks walking their dogs. Although the signs clearly state that owners are required to clean up...
05-07-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Freefallman

Mystolenbikes makes a valid point. Mountain...

Mystolenbikes makes a valid point. Mountain bikers like to drop their seats during descents. Once you find the correct fit take a hack saw blade and LIGHTLY scratch a mark on your seatpost so that...
05-07-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Freefallman

I'm a big believer in using as small a pack as...

I'm a big believer in using as small a pack as possible. I have a Camelbak rogue. It carries a spare tube, lever, patch kit, cell phone, multitool, keys, pump, and sometimes a chain tool (there's...
05-07-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By Freefallman

If I'm reading this right he only gave you the...

If I'm reading this right he only gave you the sprocket (ie. gear?) for the real wheel. It's not truly a fixie unless you have a hub built for fixed gear riding without a freewheel. If you can...
05-02-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Freefallman

Warranties all work the same way. They can sell...

Warranties all work the same way. They can sell them because a vast majority of people don't need them. Skip it.
04-30-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Freefallman

If you want to be really hardcore you'll go fixed...

If you want to be really hardcore you'll go fixed :-X
04-29-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Freefallman

I use mine all the time. I find it extremely...

I use mine all the time. I find it extremely helpful on pavement and fireroad ascents. However, anything on a singletrack it stays open.
04-28-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Freefallman

Ok, so what I'm getting here is go with the sag...

Ok, so what I'm getting here is go with the sag not the guidelines. That's what I figured. For the record it's the shock manufacturers manuals that I've been referring to not the bikes. The only...
04-28-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Freefallman

I had it fully opened. I don't see anything in...

I had it fully opened. I don't see anything in the manual specifying this but it made sense to me. It's a Fox RL 120 and I've set it to an inch sag. I'm about a 167 lbs more or less and the manual...
04-28-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Freefallman

Suspension Tuning Guidelines Bunk?

I've been messing around with my suspension setup and I decided to refer to my manual. I was surprised to see that in order to achieve the appropriate sag I had to use significantly less pressure...
04-26-10, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Freefallman

By fully loaded bikes I'm assuming you mean you...

By fully loaded bikes I'm assuming you mean you intend to take your camping equipment on the bike? I have no doubt that people have done this but unless you're an ultralight camper this doesn't...
04-22-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,859
Posted By Freefallman

Mr Bean - Even if it is a Myka it's about fit...

Mr Bean - Even if it is a Myka it's about fit right? I think the women specific designs are intended to account for differences in torso and leg length. If it work for the OP it shouldn't be an...
10-20-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Freefallman

Rim showing stress marks

So a few days ago I heard a loud pop on my ride and after inspecting the bike I assumed that it was just a really unclean shift since I was going up hill. When I got home I noticed that I had in...
09-13-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Freefallman

I ended up going with a Specialized but Giant was...

I ended up going with a Specialized but Giant was definitely my second choice. They make quality bikes.
09-12-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Freefallman

Kind of. His helmet said "Not 2 tired". Bad...

Kind of. His helmet said "Not 2 tired". Bad puns make me grown.
09-12-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Freefallman

Mountain Unicycling

So I met this guy (http://unigeezer.com/) on the trail today just cruising along, not seeming to have any problems. It was so weird I damn near crashed I was so distracted. Has anyone ever seen...
09-12-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Freefallman

You might be able to get a decent FS on sale...

You might be able to get a decent FS on sale since it's the end of the season...should you want one.
09-11-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Freefallman

I bought it. Its for a friend so I don't have it...

I bought it. Its for a friend so I don't have it with me. I'm working on it tomorrow but the frame is in really good condition. The "dent" was a paint chip. No joke. The seller was nice enough...
09-11-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,221
Posted By Freefallman

Hopefully they'll can the whole online bit and...

Hopefully they'll can the whole online bit and those of us in Southern California can drive out there and pick it over....:thumb:
09-11-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,860
Posted By Freefallman

You should just be able to jam those things in...

You should just be able to jam those things in there. If you have a cheap bar with a thick wall it can be a chore. It can be done however. The key is to make sure the plugs are even as they are...
09-11-09, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Freefallman

Amazing. I hope to be riding like this guy in my...

Amazing. I hope to be riding like this guy in my seventies.
09-10-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By Freefallman

Personally I don't mind people killing the...

Personally I don't mind people killing the poisonous ones. Used to be standard practice where I grew up in Arkansas. Not PC but who cares.

A few monthes back I ran completely over a red,...
09-10-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By Freefallman

I run across rattle snakes all the time out here...

I run across rattle snakes all the time out here in California. Don't give up riding...
09-10-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By Freefallman

Honest answer is that bigger wheels would...

Honest answer is that bigger wheels would probably result in toe clip with the front wheel. Not really good for mountain biking....
09-10-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Freefallman

Anyone else notice that all the reflectors were...

Anyone else notice that all the reflectors were removed? Not that I don't do it myself but as far as setting an example....
09-09-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Freefallman

Lemans RS - Pick it up or No?

So I have a couple friends who I've been helping find bikes for and I saw this on craigslist (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/1362568270.html). Aside from the tires it looks like everything...
09-08-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By Freefallman

Thanks.

Thanks.
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