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04-05-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By RussellM

New bike in 2012? Educate me!

So in about the 02-05 time frame I knew all about bikes, components, models, ect. There is a lot new out there now. If you were to be buying a general trail bike for the rocky rooty single track...
04-03-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,063
Posted By RussellM

your assuming the frame will even be compatible...

your assuming the frame will even be compatible with future high end componentry. Its already going to be tough finding an 80mm fork. Can you upgrade to 10 speed without buying a new wheel? How...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 24,323
Posted By RussellM

I think you all are missing the point here, as...

I think you all are missing the point here, as was clearly stated in a post a few pages back! The growing obesity of America is directly related to the misconception of global warming and the fact...
10-19-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,209
Posted By RussellM

Serrated washer on brakes?

OK, so on road bike brakes between the fork/frame and the brake there is this serrated washer. What is this for? Is it important? I lost the one for my front brake but installed the brake without...
09-21-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By RussellM

They do list all the components that they are...

They do list all the components that they are putting on the bike though, so I don't know that this makes sense. Plus the big names do the same thing and if you shop your LBS and don't know to ask...
09-21-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By RussellM

Quality. A plastic ratchet and an aluminum one...

Quality. A plastic ratchet and an aluminum one may function the same new, and being hidden in a shifter wouldn't be visible to a customer, but one will wear out well before the other.



This is...
09-21-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,950
Posted By RussellM

Motobecane / Bikes Direct - I believe this is a new question!

So I have been looking at the Moto Immortal Heat on Bikes Direct and like everyone else contemplating buying over the internet, have been doing a lot of research and reading. I have read probably a...
09-10-04, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,905
Posted By RussellM

carry sausage links. when the dog attacs throw...

carry sausage links. when the dog attacs throw sausages at him, whill he is happily eating pat his head, scratch his ear and ride away peacefully. Next time the dog sees you he will think, hey this...
08-26-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By RussellM

I dont know if I want to do this or even if I can...

I dont know if I want to do this or even if I can but lets see how my memory is...

Frame, Used NRS, 400
Wheels, mavic xm321, xt disk, 179
Tires, raptors, 40
tubes, 4
Fork, mx pro, 300
bars...
07-09-04, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By RussellM

As for the cable housing... Im going to take a...

As for the cable housing... Im going to take a look at it when I leave work, however changes in the cable housing length shouldnt have a large effect unless the cable is being stretched by a housing...
07-09-04, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By RussellM

Chain skipping off.

I have a Giant NRS, When I hit somthing hard, like riding along and wheelieing up to a log, hitting the rear wheel on the log and trying to crank over at the same time, the chain tends to skip off. ...
06-24-04, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 40,492
Posted By RussellM

I saw a 17 pounder on a web page somwhere. ...

I saw a 17 pounder on a web page somwhere. looked like you would break it by riding over a pebble but it was still 17 pounds... Single speed I believe, that would help.
05-27-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By RussellM

yea I keep looking at the blur, but 1500 bucks...

yea I keep looking at the blur, but 1500 bucks for a frame... Ill look into the intense. I agree with you on the trek, never been a fan, and as for specialized I havnt found too many frame only...
05-27-04, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By RussellM

What would you consider the best bike frame for...

What would you consider the best bike frame for under 1,000 bucks? Preferences...
full suspension
Agressive XC
Only small drops
Just as much up hill as down
Not so smooth style
And...
05-25-04, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,053
Posted By RussellM

well on august 13th of 2003, this was said... ...

well on august 13th of 2003, this was said...

"We invited Bush on a mountain bike ride," said Peter Heumann, promoter of the Southern California Bicycle Expo and member of the Concerned Off Road...
05-25-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By RussellM

low end shimano shifters

I have been thinking about getting my girlfriend into mountain biking, and have been checking out some of the low end bikes. They all have these rapid fire shifters that seem to have the worlds...
05-13-04, 11:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,827
Posted By RussellM

thats why cars and bikes should not share roads,...

thats why cars and bikes should not share roads, if you want to ride a bike, you can ride in the woods on a trail where the bikes belong. Im not convinced that roadbiking should even exist. We have...
05-05-04, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By RussellM

jenson seems to get some vintage 8spd stuff in...

jenson seems to get some vintage 8spd stuff in sometimes... not often but if you watch for it you can find it.
05-04-04, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By RussellM

Now I kinda wish I knew somone with one on their...

Now I kinda wish I knew somone with one on their bike so I could ride it around. Im very currious how this works, but im not spending 100 bucks on a derailur just to check it out.
05-04-04, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By RussellM

huh... I was doing a little looking around and...

huh... I was doing a little looking around and couldnt figure out if this was one of those things that only worked with the new flipey shifters or what. And from what I could tell I thought it was...
05-04-04, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By RussellM

rapid rise

anyone care to explaine what rapid rise is and exactly how it works? or perhaps just point me to a webpage that will tell me if you dont want to type too much...
04-22-04, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By RussellM

well now I have no excuse not to hit the buy...

well now I have no excuse not to hit the buy button...
04-19-04, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By RussellM

Dont worry about making your bike bomb proof. ...

Dont worry about making your bike bomb proof. Ride it, and ride it hard. When somthing breaks then thats the next thing you need to upgrade. Worry about equipment less, ride more.
03-26-04, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By RussellM

avid squeal

I got my avid disks for christmas. I have riden them 3 or 4 times since then in the snow and they work great. I rode 2 days ago now that the snow is melting I should be riding a lot. Anyway, the...
03-16-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By RussellM

yea I just dont like the idea of using a shim,...

yea I just dont like the idea of using a shim, seems like a cop out. Like perhaps they designed the bike for 30.9, but got a good deal on a bunch of 27.2 so they got some shims instead of doing it...
03-16-04, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By RussellM

Giant NRS seat post

The giant web page recomends a 27.2 seat post. I have one in there but I really have to crank the colar down to hold it in, It seems like it should take a bigger seat post to fit right. Anyone have...
03-04-04, 09:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,733
Posted By RussellM

is it just me or do they have a more scrunched...

is it just me or do they have a more scrunched geometry? They just never seem as comfy as specialized or giant.
01-30-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By RussellM

the top pull means the cable comes down to the...

the top pull means the cable comes down to the derailer from the top. Bottom pull means the cable comes up to the derailer from the bottom. Then the size, 1 1/8, 1 1/4, 1 3/8, is the size of the...
01-26-04, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,405
Posted By RussellM

yea I dont want to get a 1" fork for it, and I...

yea I dont want to get a 1" fork for it, and I dont want to do anything crazy like welding on a new head toob. I would much rather buy a cheap frame. I just didnt know if perhaps the head toobs...
01-23-04, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,405
Posted By RussellM

1" threaded to 1 1/8" threadless?

Old trek frame from when I was younger. I was thinking of rebuilding it a bit so my girlfriend could ride it. The fork on it is a real POS though. Problem is that it has a 1" threaded headset. If...
01-22-04, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By RussellM

yes but what does it cost...

yes but what does it cost...
01-21-04, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By RussellM

old steel frame... Crome?

Daydreaming on the way into work today, I was thinking what if I got my old steel frame sandblasted and then I painted it. But I couldnt figure out what color to paint it. And since I was watching...
01-08-04, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By RussellM

arnt those hydrolic lines though?

arnt those hydrolic lines though?
01-08-04, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By RussellM

I think Im leaning towards the gore cables... I...

I think Im leaning towards the gore cables... I can get them in colors too.
01-08-04, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By RussellM

Dont fear bike maintainance, its really much...

Dont fear bike maintainance, its really much easier than you would think. Although it could be worth wile to make a couple purchases of some low(deore) end components for that old cro mo frame. ...
01-08-04, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By RussellM

I have a Giant NRS frame, and I have the mx pro...

I have a Giant NRS frame, and I have the mx pro /eta and its like night and day over my old fork. I would say that the mx comp /eta would be plenty though. I have the pro because the comp was back...
01-07-04, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By RussellM

break cables

if I were to get Avid Mechanical Disks, what should I order for cables?

Avid Flak Jacket - kind of poor reviews at mtbr.

Gore Ride-On Cables - deacent mtbr reviews.

Avid Full metal Jacket -...
01-06-04, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By RussellM

funny thing about "shimano equiped" Shimano makes...

funny thing about "shimano equiped" Shimano makes some Very high end stuff, XTR for example. However the same company makes some of the lowest of the low quality stuff.
12-12-03, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By RussellM

wow we are really draging up some history here...

wow we are really draging up some history here arnt we. I started this thread in May!! Anyway since this thread was posted, I bought a 2002 giant NRS frame. I have a marzocchi MX Pro fork on it. ...
10-13-03, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By RussellM

when you spend the evening drinking beer while...

when you spend the evening drinking beer while cleaning that days mud and blood off your bike, then your a mountain biker.
10-13-03, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By RussellM

ahh just get a GPS and a chain saw and some of...

ahh just get a GPS and a chain saw and some of that flourescent tape, wander around in the woods for a day or two marking out a trail and cutting whatever is in the way, and then when your done, Ride...
10-06-03, 11:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,789
Posted By RussellM

I seem to cut and scrape my self up a bit about...

I seem to cut and scrape my self up a bit about once every other ride, but my worst was when I hit my knee 2 weeks ago. Didnt seem too bad when I did it, just a slow endo at dusk, I hit my knee on a...
09-26-03, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By RussellM

humm... I was thinking it was more like a ski...

humm... I was thinking it was more like a ski jump, where the hill is 30 feet, but if you jump real hard from the top, you can get air all the way to the bottom of the hill. your in the air for 30',...
09-24-03, 11:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,230
Posted By RussellM

If your wife does not know much about bikes, you...

If your wife does not know much about bikes, you could always buy it, and put it on your bike when your wife isnt looking, and when/if she notices the new fork, just say somthing like, "yea I know...
09-23-03, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By RussellM

why not? you dont have to use the disk tabs, and...

why not? you dont have to use the disk tabs, and I cant imagin they would add that much weight to the bike.
09-22-03, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By RussellM

you know I remember when they had a term for that...

you know I remember when they had a term for that AXC sort of thing. I think it was "Mountain Bike" but then they came up with all these different styles.
09-16-03, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By RussellM

really? what do you get for blood plasma, because...

really? what do you get for blood plasma, because I really want a new wheel set.
09-12-03, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By RussellM

Yea, Ill post here if I pass on them, but untill...

Yea, Ill post here if I pass on them, but untill I do, no details :)
If I did get them do you think I would have any luck selling/trading the front hub? I dont mind taking it out and rebuilding the...
09-12-03, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By RussellM

Right handed, and right food goes forward. I...

Right handed, and right food goes forward.

I have trouble even just coasting down the road with my left foot forward. Really need to work on that.
09-12-03, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By RussellM

20mm front hub

ok here is the situation... I found what looks to be a great deal on a set of Sun ABBAH disk hubs laced to F219 rims. The catch, the front hub is a 20mm axel hub, and my bike does not have a 20mm...
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