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Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 224,733
Posted By ponchotempest

Hopefully not, it's survived one good ride so...

Hopefully not, it's survived one good ride so far. If it doesn't work out I'm not out much money at least.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-17-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 224,733
Posted By ponchotempest

I recently finished converting my old hardtail...

I recently finished converting my old hardtail from 26 to 29. I didn't touch the front triangle, which is tig welded Reynolds 853. The seat stays are 4130 cromoly, the chain stays are and old...
07-20-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

Yeah, it's ok though, I bent it back and have...

Yeah, it's ok though, I bent it back and have been on a few rides since.
07-20-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By ponchotempest

Just got my Gravity Dropper, Here's What I Think

So rather than ask, "Hey guys should I get one?" I just shelled out way too much $$$ and bought one for myself. Shipping was super fast. As I removed it from the box I noticed that it was much...
07-20-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

Quick update: after much additional riding, I...

Quick update: after much additional riding, I have overheated the 140mm rear brake once. This was a long, technical hill, though not super steep. My front brakes weren't working, so this happened...
05-17-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

Whoa, I couldve had a 120, lol

Whoa, I couldve had a 120, lol
05-17-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

It could well have been flexing mostly at the...

It could well have been flexing mostly at the quick release, ya never know....
05-17-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

They contact the disc properly as long as you...

They contact the disc properly as long as you have the correct adapter.
05-16-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

thats 140 rear? Heres mine before with the...

thats 140 rear?

Heres mine before with the big brakes:
http://i40.tinypic.com/16bx3cp.jpg
05-16-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

Naw, it's bigger than my 32t 1st gear

Naw, it's bigger than my 32t 1st gear
05-16-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

It still locks up pretty easy with the 140, but...

It still locks up pretty easy with the 140, but obviously not quite as easy as 160. I'm not really worried about overheating anything on this bike, it only weighs about 25 lbs or so.

Its an Avid...
05-16-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

I have more braking power than grip in the rear...

I have more braking power than grip in the rear it seems. The 160's weren't to noisy before except for the occasional squeal when muddy. I'll have to go for a nice muddy ride with the 140 to test...
05-16-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

Well before i was using 203/160 front/rear with...

Well before i was using 203/160 front/rear with an '01 SID fork. That was a little too flexy for 203...
05-16-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By ponchotempest

140mm rear disc, am I the only one?

So I just set up my hardtail with 160/140 front/rear BB7 brakes, and after one ride I am very happy. After a short break-in the 140mm rear seemed great even with a real grippy 2.1" tire. Is anyone...
01-15-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,305
Posted By ponchotempest

My old magna took a real beating, it had a heavy...

My old magna took a real beating, it had a heavy steel guard protecting the rear derailleur. What a tank!
12-14-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ponchotempest

True, I'm nervous about buying one without her...

True, I'm nervous about buying one without her trying it.



GF do have some pretty reasonable options.



I do think this whole WSD idea is maybe more about marketing (and paint schemes)...
12-11-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ponchotempest

Do the women's models have a more relaxed...

Do the women's models have a more relaxed geometry? I think that would be best. Yeah, not the Demo, but a demonstration (I had no idea a Demo existed, I think it was an Epic or FSR, lotsa carbon).
...
12-10-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By ponchotempest

So what do the women ride.

So I'm looking for an entry level bike for my gf, and she seems most interested in a women's specific, full suspension XC bike. She hates borrowing my 19" hardtail, but she loved the $3000 dollar...
05-11-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By ponchotempest

My rear hub is the same as the one in the eBay...

My rear hub is the same as the one in the eBay listing, except 28 hole. I guess that pretty much answers it then. They're in great shape too, nice and smooth. Overall, I'm very happy with the wheels,...
05-11-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By ponchotempest

Thanks for the replies, S-U is the marking; the...

Thanks for the replies, S-U is the marking; the pic isnt that great.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-08, 12:46 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 16,573
Posted By ponchotempest

To the OP, I picked up a used aluminum Alien with...

To the OP, I picked up a used aluminum Alien with stripped bolt heads. I tapped the holes for a larger, 4mm bolt and it has held up well. They can be annoying to adjust, but its ok if you dont adjust...
05-11-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By ponchotempest

Name that hub!!!

A Quick question for those who know vintage Campy...I built my wheels last year using these hubs:
http://i31.tinypic.com/2lizdwy.jpg
I'm just a bit curious as to which model this is. The headset...
05-19-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By ponchotempest

Lugged aluminum frame repair

I just picked up a nice aluminum guerciotti with a 14 speed campy drivetrain and a bunch of other nice parts, but the seat tube lug has a couple fine cracks. These have yet to affect the integrity...
12-31-06, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ponchotempest

Unfortunately, there is no cool story to tell. I...

Unfortunately, there is no cool story to tell. I was climbing a steep hill, then I heard a snap.

And the bolts didnt break, they got loose. It's my own fault for not checking them, really.
12-30-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ponchotempest

I'm just cheap, and too lazy to use loctite. lol

I'm just cheap, and too lazy to use loctite. lol
12-30-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ponchotempest

Today's Carnage: Taco'd Chainring

Don't ignore that missing chainring bolt or those annoying creaking sounds coming from your crank. I did, and now i'll be stuck on the road bike for a while....

http://i13.tinypic.com/42ieftg.jpg...
09-18-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By ponchotempest

I have the Asgard, and its awesome. Quality...

I have the Asgard, and its awesome. Quality materials, even the valve cap is nice machined aluminum.

Kinda feels like a marzocchi
09-15-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By ponchotempest

I have the xts 3 of a few years ago. It was a...

I have the xts 3 of a few years ago. It was a replacement frame for a previous model, so I cant say about components.

The frame is a nice simple four link design, but kinda heavy. Also, the...
07-15-06, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By ponchotempest

I just picked up a Magura Asgard fork from ebay...

I just picked up a Magura Asgard fork from ebay for $199. It feels just like a marz, I love it.

Edit: It has brake bosses, too.
07-04-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By ponchotempest

Theres always Chimney rock, Hartshorne, and other...

Theres always Chimney rock, Hartshorne, and other county run places.

That or just ride your bike into the state park anyway. If it's closed, that means that there probably aren't any rangers...
07-04-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By ponchotempest

My Thule trunk rack has also failed in a way...

My Thule trunk rack has also failed in a way which could've resulted in losing a bike. Thank God for duct tape, but not for Thule, they suck.
06-07-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By ponchotempest

On my old high tensile steel bike, i went from...

On my old high tensile steel bike, i went from 126 to 135 MTB spacing spreading it by hand. It's not hard on a cheap steel frame.
06-07-06, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By ponchotempest

Bushing replacement--rear shock

The shock mount bushings on my old Fox Vanilla are all chewed up, and I'm looking for replacements.

Its dimenensions should be:
.500" ID
.695" OD (exact ID of the shock housing)
.500" long
...
05-24-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By ponchotempest

Keep the 32x16. After a couple weeks of riding,...

Keep the 32x16. After a couple weeks of riding, you'll be strong enough to climb with it.
05-18-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By ponchotempest

I also wrap some duct tape around my seatpost, so...

I also wrap some duct tape around my seatpost, so it's always there in case I need it.
05-16-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,036
Posted By ponchotempest

I been using a 25.4 stem with the 26.0 bar for...

I been using a 25.4 stem with the 26.0 bar for some time. However, that is a steel bar. I wouldn't do this with a thin-walled aluminum or a carbon bar.
05-16-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,815
Posted By ponchotempest

Consider a very bright helmet mounted headlight. ...

Consider a very bright helmet mounted headlight. That will make it much easier to spot their plates. Also, keep your u-lock handy.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By ponchotempest

Surprisingly, the reach to the lever is just...

Surprisingly, the reach to the lever is just about right. Only problem is that the v-brake levers pull way too much cable for side-pull road calipers. I got an old Synchron dual pivot caliper for...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By ponchotempest

Craziest cockpit

I'm sure it's been done before, but I do like to see what everyone is doin...

Let's see 'em

Here's one that I built on the cheap:
http://i2.tinypic.com/xl9t74.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By ponchotempest

Try northern NJ. By that I mean north, as in...

Try northern NJ. By that I mean north, as in Sussex or Warren county. Plenty of nice roads.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By ponchotempest

Europe and the rest of the world have always had...

Europe and the rest of the world have always had cars more efficient than this. Thats just not enough power for the american market though. It's easy to just put a smaller motor in a car, and quite...
04-28-06, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 714
Posted By ponchotempest

Yeah, you just gotta commit to it. Don't try to...

Yeah, you just gotta commit to it. Don't try to avoid every little rock, because you can't. Also, if you're in a higher gear, that will help you keep more weight on the back wheel, and therefore...
04-28-06, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By ponchotempest

I bet there's a lot of weight in the bottom...

I bet there's a lot of weight in the bottom bracket and seat. The bottom brackets are usually epecially cheap because you can't see it.

Then think wheels and fork
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,912
Posted By ponchotempest

I like 'em for the terry cloth to wipe sweat from...

I like 'em for the terry cloth to wipe sweat from my brow, as mentioned above. Dont use 'em on short rides though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,471
Posted By ponchotempest

This is the exact reason I went singlespeed on my...

This is the exact reason I went singlespeed on my mountain bike, and it's great. My roadie has friction stem shifters and a nine speed cassette. It's a real art finding gears on that thing.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By ponchotempest

If the peugot is in good shape, and has decent...

If the peugot is in good shape, and has decent wheels, ride that. You'll be much happier on a road bike than a MTB, especially a full suspension MTB.

BTW, I'd reckon the peugot is actually a bit...
04-27-06, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By ponchotempest

The shimano 9-speed chain that I just bought...

The shimano 9-speed chain that I just bought (hg53) came soaked in more vaseline than I had degreaser to remove it. This grease laughed at dish soap. If you do buy shimano, be prepared to spend...
04-26-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By ponchotempest

I just built up a rear wheel with that exact same...

I just built up a rear wheel with that exact same rim. sora hub, 36h, 15ga spokes with brass nipples. In under $100 and now I have a good strong wheel for commuting.

I paid $31 for the cr18, and...
04-26-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By ponchotempest

It would be silly to buy the rim online, paying...

It would be silly to buy the rim online, paying for shipping, then taking that to your lbs. You dont bring food to a restaurant, why bring parts to the mechanic? Even with the shop markup on the...
04-26-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By ponchotempest

Rims are cheap, dude. Just get the cheapest...

Rims are cheap, dude. Just get the cheapest double-walled alloy rim that you can find, and it'll feel ten times smoother than the old steel one.
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