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12-30-05, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By jallen

They're just an awesome entry-level MTB that...

They're just an awesome entry-level MTB that doesn't necessarily feel entry-level. That's why they're popular I think :)
12-30-05, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,472
Posted By jallen

Oh wow... Great program you have going there!!!...

Oh wow... Great program you have going there!!! Color me impressed!
12-30-05, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By jallen

I just dislike you. :-) Sweet.

I just dislike you.

:-) Sweet.
12-30-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By jallen

Both are high up on my list. I may be a bit...

Both are high up on my list. I may be a bit behind on Kona latest offering-- Specialized seems to be leading the bar with suspension design. That being said, I am going to have a very hard time...
12-30-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By jallen

Hardrocks are nice bikes. Congrats! I'm...

Hardrocks are nice bikes. Congrats!

I'm converting mine into a commuter and saving up for a dual suspension all-mountain.
12-20-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,285
Posted By jallen

or just walk... :D ...

or just walk... :D
http://www.danheller.com/images/Utah/bike-carry.jpg http://www.snponline.com/PHOTOS/Gallery/BIKE6-30/images/gc%20carry%206-30a4c.jpg
12-20-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,285
Posted By jallen

Walkafire, Consider that there are people in...

Walkafire,

Consider that there are people in this world that live a very long way from any city that has bus, rail or even taxi services.

I am such a person. Some people like myself don't even...
12-20-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,285
Posted By jallen

That IS a sweet light truck camper!!! I'd love to...

That IS a sweet light truck camper!!! I'd love to have one.

Anway.. can Jeep liberty really fit a L to XL (19" to 22") MTB inside? I don't mind putting back seats down for it... I am shopping...
10-18-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,659
Posted By jallen

One more question- If the crankarm is...

One more question-

If the crankarm is screwed, that's OK.. I can deal with it.

What's starting to get into the unknown as far as my enterprise goes- what does it actually attach to? What if ...
10-18-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,659
Posted By jallen

Good points ImprezaDrvr.. I AM a 6'2" rider at a...

Good points ImprezaDrvr.. I AM a 6'2" rider at a slightly rounded 215 lbs, and that has to be hard on the bike designed for the average what, 170 lb. rider. An entry level Specialized MTB to boot,...
10-18-05, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,659
Posted By jallen

RE: hammer marks... Close enough for a cigar. ...

RE: hammer marks... Close enough for a cigar. heh.

That was when it first fell off. I was about 6 miles from the trail head. It was the first time I attempted to be a "mechanic" (and a bad...
10-18-05, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,723
Posted By jallen

Seely, you are a feature of the forums to me. It...

Seely, you are a feature of the forums to me. It won't be the same without you.

There's dishonest people everywhere... I own a small IT company, and you should see people complaining about IT...
10-17-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,659
Posted By jallen

Ok sorry... as my signature says.... I am still...

Ok sorry... as my signature says.... I am still learning.

My crankarm is the black pedal part that attaches to my time atac pedals, I presume. Sorry for such a noob question. I just want to be...
10-17-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,659
Posted By jallen

Left pedal keeps falling off

http://static.flickr.com/33/53223774_10219f87b6.jpg?v=0

Specialized Hard Rock 2004. Left pedal. It keeps falling off. Since new.

I rode 20 miles rugged offroad with babyheads all over. I...
10-17-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By jallen

Huffy... OUCH OUCH. That never happened to me...

Huffy... OUCH OUCH. That never happened to me thank god... *shuddering*

Back then, its a wonder we survived our childhood.. All those toys that were waiting to leap out and kill us. We're a...
10-12-05, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By jallen

The sad thing is.... I have to give this...

The sad thing is....

I have to give this bike back to Dad. :) It was a present to him... He just turned 80 years old this past summer, and is in GREAT shape, and wants to ride with me.

He...
10-10-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By jallen

When I started, the wheels were pretty taco'd, a...

When I started, the wheels were pretty taco'd, a few spokes missing... anything chrome was rust.

Got new wheels (used actually.. some guy defaulted on a trueing job at my semi-local bike shop, so...
10-10-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By jallen

Fun Ride on 1970s mass-production

http://timsmith.org/images/vista-esquire.jpg

This is the first bike I ever rode. It is my Dad's Nida Vista Esquire, I think 1977ish. It's from the mass-production explosion of the 1970s- and it...
10-07-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jallen

thanks for the heads up on craigslist... When I...

thanks for the heads up on craigslist... When I checked last year, St Louis hardly had anything.. now it's well stocked. oOo New resource!
10-06-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By jallen

Sorry.. Correction: RST Gilla T4. And to be...

Sorry.. Correction: RST Gilla T4.

And to be more specific:


Rock Shox Pilot C, 100mm

Is that an good upgrade?
10-06-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By jallen

I'm just wondering what type of budget upgrade...

I'm just wondering what type of budget upgrade for a RST Gilla T4 suspension fork that came with my Specialized hardrock 2004 you folks might recommend for me.

I am a 6'2" (feet/inch) rider at 215...
10-03-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By jallen

Thanks for the Alfred E. Bike linkage.. that site...

Thanks for the Alfred E. Bike linkage.. that site is cool :)
10-03-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By jallen

Got some replacements on the way... My searching...

Got some replacements on the way... My searching got a bit easier when I figured I could search either "housing" or "Casings" :) I went with some Avid Straitjacket.

Now for the bad part- the...
10-02-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By jallen

I MAY have some spare barrel adjusters around.....

I MAY have some spare barrel adjusters around.. That would rule if I did. if I am lucky, all I need is new housing...

I learned something new today.. Cable housing have wires inside them to...
10-02-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By jallen

Ok I was just out tinkering with this bike...

Ok I was just out tinkering with this bike again... It suddenly hit me that I don't have a barrell adjuster for the rear shifter, like I do for front shifter. I rode this bike yesterday and...
10-02-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By jallen

I wasn't clear... This is JUST the housing. ...

I wasn't clear... This is JUST the housing. The actual cable is removed from the housing, so it's not frayed left over cabling.
10-02-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By jallen

rear shifter housing problem (img included)

http://timsmith.org/images/rear-shifter-cable-housing.jpg

Ok, so what's going on? This is the cable housing directly from my rear rapidfire shifter. The plastic junk was all tangled up, gumming...
08-15-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By jallen

For what?? hahaha For being slow? :lol: Do...

For what?? hahaha For being slow? :lol:

Do you know ASL, Raiyn?
08-09-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By jallen

keep kicking rear-ends. Nice story!

keep kicking rear-ends. Nice story!
08-09-05, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By jallen

remember, there are deaf riders out there. If...

remember, there are deaf riders out there. If you yelled anything while I am in front of you.. please do not expect me to react. I am completely deaf.

Thank you :)
08-04-05, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By jallen

Ahh yes. roll with finger, I forgot about that. ...

Ahh yes. roll with finger, I forgot about that. That's what I did with mine. I did tell my pal who just got one Saturday to bite.. oops. :)
08-03-05, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By jallen

No dripping. Did you bite way too hard opening...

No dripping. Did you bite way too hard opening up the big bite valve perhaps?
08-03-05, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By jallen

If you use a stuff sack and the elastic bungee...

If you use a stuff sack and the elastic bungee cords on the outside of the MULE.. you will find plenty of room :)
08-01-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By jallen

I like my MULE.. 3 liter plus gear. Sweet. I...

I like my MULE.. 3 liter plus gear. Sweet. I would like a bigger one sometime for bike expenditions. Mule is very compact yet can expand like crazy to hold a lot of gear, which makes it perfect...
07-31-05, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 42,724
Posted By jallen

Nathank, THANK YOU That is a lot of...

Nathank, THANK YOU

That is a lot of information, and I will search for that post. Looks like valuable stuff along with your post here. Again, thank you.

The first thing out of my mind reading...
07-30-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 42,724
Posted By jallen

Bike sizing for 5'1" woman

Hi. I'm looking around for an used bike for my wife, who is 5'1" tall. We live in a really rural area, and the nearest LBS is a couple hours away.

So I am just wondering, what you consider a...
07-30-05, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By jallen

fine steel wool soaked with WD-40 does wonders on...

fine steel wool soaked with WD-40 does wonders on rust spots.

I'm amazed at a sport mart bike costing 500 bucks. I have never seen a X-Mart bike approach even 200 bucks.
07-30-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By jallen

switch tires. I would prefer a city bike tho :) ...

switch tires. I would prefer a city bike tho :) But in the meantime I switch tires.
07-30-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,054
Posted By jallen

humidity and spiderwebs down my throat... I am...

humidity and spiderwebs down my throat... I am ready to go home.

Typical Missouri summer in the woods.
03-07-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By jallen

I DID assume he was a Dad. Since I had my kid, I...

I DID assume he was a Dad. Since I had my kid, I sudenly felt I need to be more careful not to get seriously hurt, or worse.
03-07-05, 12:17 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 12,390
Posted By jallen

32, Partner of an IT consulting firm... Spend my...

32, Partner of an IT consulting firm... Spend my days in the UNIX command line workin' it! ;)

When I'm not working, I'm an avid grappler/ mixed martial artist, and I try to bike as much as I can,...
03-06-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By jallen

Ok, This "mark" should be old enough to know he...

Ok, This "mark" should be old enough to know he should be wearing safety gear doing all that awesome crap.

:P


Anyway, "Define old".. You're an "Old Man" the day you have a kid. In America,...
03-04-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By jallen

Good Dad :) No worries about bailing, that...

Good Dad :)

No worries about bailing, that goes hand-in-hand with the sport. :) Wear good safety gear.

Don't break anything, old man.

-another old man ;)
03-04-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By jallen

generally speaking: XC's are lighter and...

generally speaking: XC's are lighter and therefore more agile. Suspensions are tuned more for smaller bumps This could become a liability when you're barrelling full-holler down a hill. Bikes...
02-23-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By jallen

I get frustrated. I want clipless when I am...

I get frustrated. I want clipless when I am riding platforms. When I am riding platforms, I want clipless. I am never happy. :)
02-22-05, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By jallen

I've slogged thru mud on foot, through some sand,...

I've slogged thru mud on foot, through some sand, and then jumped right onto the bike and clipped into my Time atac's. Without cleaning off shoes that is. Pretty swell.

Not recommended for...
02-22-05, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By jallen

I have 2004 hardrock sport... I'm happy with it. ...

I have 2004 hardrock sport... I'm happy with it. Only thing crappy about it is the fork. Everything else I'm happy with. Rockhopper's a good bike, and in my mind a class up over hardrock.

Now,...
02-04-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,397
Posted By jallen

Congrats killer :) A2- And thats a great...

Congrats killer :)

A2- And thats a great story about padding up your kid.

No pavement around here to teach my kid to ride.. not without a roadtrip. We live out here in the sticks, and the...
01-31-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,397
Posted By jallen

I dont ride much at all.. which is depressing. ...

I dont ride much at all.. which is depressing. Own IT company, a farm to run, and a family to spend time with cuts into my riding times deeply. I'm looking forward to riding with my son, though. ...
01-24-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By jallen

Oh WAIT! "Real Simple"... That's the title of...

Oh WAIT! "Real Simple"... That's the title of the video isn't it? Do I win a prize?
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