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09-02-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Zan

usually beater bikes aren't bought new. you can...

usually beater bikes aren't bought new. you can try buying a used bike and converting to ss. a "****ty used bike" will be less likely to be stolen.

29" is not more dominant, don't know where you...
08-31-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Zan

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?Mod...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=45391

MET Parachute? Just saw it online.

this is in response to your other post where you were looking for a lightweight FF helmet.
08-31-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Zan

DOT approved DH helmets vs regular DH helmets?

Hey guys!

I'm looking at picking up a new full faced helmet. I noticed that I can go for either a regular, cheaper CSPC rated bicycle downhill helmet, or a DOT approved helmet for a few dollars...
08-31-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Zan

DOT rated helmets are heavier than CSPC rated...

DOT rated helmets are heavier than CSPC rated helmets. CSPC helmets are bike-rated helmets. DOT rated helmets you can wear when riding a motorcycle (i think?). Downhill helmets are the only helmets...
08-31-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Zan

I use those lizard skin grips - came stock with...

I use those lizard skin grips - came stock with my bike. Only annoyance is how the ends are chewed up from hitting trees, but that'd happen with any grip.
08-31-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Zan

I ride with a Tora 318, few years old now. I have...

I ride with a Tora 318, few years old now. I have no complaints. Can't say if it's better or worse, but you'll be happy with a tora.
08-20-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Zan

Heavy duty as in you can take a spill and they'll...

Heavy duty as in you can take a spill and they'll be fine or heavy duty as in they won't wear out on you and become a pair of rags after a season of regular riding?
08-20-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Zan

not too sure if i share your enthusiasm...

not too sure if i share your enthusiasm...
08-20-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Zan

Armor for "XC" riding?

Hey guys,

This season I've been trail riding for 1-2 hours a day, Mon-Fri. I also commute to and from work on my road bike. Result? I'm much faster and technically more skilled than I have ever...
08-20-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By Zan

Out of curiosity, does everyone buy this fancy...

Out of curiosity, does everyone buy this fancy training equipment here race, or are they "training" to get in better shape?
08-20-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By Zan

Been in country long distance. English well...

Been in country long distance. English well talking! I can having speech of American too. All your base are belong to us.
08-19-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By Zan

Damnit, I was expecting pictures. Misleading...

Damnit, I was expecting pictures. Misleading title...
08-19-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,606
Posted By Zan

I'm not into trespassing.

I'm not into trespassing.
08-17-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Zan

Never cleaned mine.. 3 years? Just rinse + air...

Never cleaned mine.. 3 years? Just rinse + air dry. Got one of those hangers to dry it. If I wanted to clean it, I'd go with vinegar / baking soda.
08-17-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Zan

I hear what you're sayin'. Thanks!

I hear what you're sayin'. Thanks!
08-17-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Zan

Camelbak vs. spine protector?

Hey guys,

I was looking at some upper body armor for mountain biking (a complete new world to me) and I noticed that they sell what looks like armor plating to protect your back.

Just out of...
08-17-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,310
Posted By Zan

You can tell who rides seriously and who doesn't...

You can tell who rides seriously and who doesn't by the type of advice they give.
07-30-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Zan

curse those handsome devils who clear the...

curse those handsome devils who clear the trails...
07-29-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Zan

i like it when people go in and rebuild rotted...

i like it when people go in and rebuild rotted out ladders for me.
07-22-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,501
Posted By Zan

Wow, you guys heard of this? This happened just...

Wow, you guys heard of this? This happened just down the street from where I lived (in Markham). We're talking about the same Al Wong?
Forum: Foo
07-20-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Zan

My boss is awesome...

My boss has been on a business trip in France for the past 2 weeks. He came back today.

We were all working in the office area of the lab. He walks in announcing his return and distributes TDF...
07-20-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Zan

I ride with a buddy on wednesday / thursdays. No...

I ride with a buddy on wednesday / thursdays. No one else I know is interested 'round here. I go every day I have time / the weather is nice.

The trails I ride on are popular, though. Especially...
07-19-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,501
Posted By Zan

English well talking. You speech American?

English well talking. You speech American?
07-19-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By Zan

You tighten them up. If they're loose,...

You tighten them up.

If they're loose, tightening them so that they don't vibrate when riding won't throw off your wheel.
07-19-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,794
Posted By Zan

Yay for 3 bikes! 1) Commuter 2) Spandexing...

Yay for 3 bikes!

1) Commuter
2) Spandexing bike
3) Gnar-shredding bike

I don't know what's up with you people who have so many bikes. I can see having a bike or two more than me, if you're...
07-19-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,794
Posted By Zan

made me lol.

made me lol.
07-19-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By Zan

secretly, that's why we all ride.

secretly, that's why we all ride.
07-19-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,501
Posted By Zan

I do. I've never had a blow to the head that...

I do.

I've never had a blow to the head that would've killed me, but I've had blows that would've hurt. I give the helmet credit for the non-owie.

Helmets make you look more bad ass on the...
07-18-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,014
Posted By Zan

Get rid of the reflectors on the wheels. If...

Get rid of the reflectors on the wheels.

If the frame is heavy for a frame, i wouldn't bother upgrading. You can have plenty of fun on a heavy bike. You might be a wuss now, but you'll toughen up....
07-16-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,446
Posted By Zan

Holy long paragraph batman! To find out...

Holy long paragraph batman!

To find out where the trails are, go to your LBS and ask them. They'll know.

In terms of what to get - this depends on your budget. You gave a range of what seemed...
07-15-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By Zan

We wouldn't complain.

We wouldn't complain.
07-15-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By Zan

I'm not a floridian and texan rider, but I find...

I'm not a floridian and texan rider, but I find that those sleeveless underarmor shirts work great for high heat. Nothing really works for high humidity, imo. I find the sleeveless underarmor tops a...
07-15-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Zan

A difference you'll notice between coil and air...

A difference you'll notice between coil and air is that coil has linear compression rates whereas air shocks display an exponential compression rate. More or less. Air is also lighter.

To adjust...
07-15-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Zan

NyteBlade, Is the bike set up correctly for...

NyteBlade,

Is the bike set up correctly for you? On short rides, like 10 miles, you can ride around on a bike that isn't set up for you properly and not feel any pain. Bad fit is more noticeable...
07-15-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Zan

Nerd.

Nerd.
07-15-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By Zan

My eyes don't twitch now, since the posting of...

My eyes don't twitch now, since the posting of the thread. It has cooled down a bit.

Lack of electrolytes - didn't think of that one. I heard somewhere (I think here, actually) that it was a...
07-14-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By Zan

Congrats.

Congrats.
07-14-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By Zan

I'm sure most people would like a partner who...

I'm sure most people would like a partner who could keep 'em on their toes but if they can't at this particular sport, I wouldn't moan 'bout it.

Besides, mountain biking is sorta like my time away...
07-14-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By Zan

And c'mon guys, you really want to go out and...

And c'mon guys, you really want to go out and compete with a chick you're interested in? I'd just enjoy the ride. When I ride with a lady, I just hang in the back and enjoy the view. I don't have to...
07-14-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By Zan

It's like that here, except we usually shower /...

It's like that here, except we usually shower / change into other clothes before going somewhere. University town = parties every night. You show up late all fresh - you were just shreddin' it...
07-14-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Zan

I have one of those retro riders with 10 speed...

I have one of those retro riders with 10 speed friction shifter setups. It's a lot easier climbing hills or bookin' it on the more modern 2x9 gear setup.

A 1x9 will easily help you through most...
07-14-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By Zan

Shredding gnar recharges the "hit it" batteries. ...

Shredding gnar recharges the "hit it" batteries.

I can't pick up chicks on the trails either sam, don't worry. Try gettin' 'em at the parties after the ride, when y'all drinkin' the wobbly pops.
...
07-13-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By Zan

Bein' busy and trying to eat right is a tough...

Bein' busy and trying to eat right is a tough balance to get, but it can be done.

After a day at work with OT, it's really hard to hit the trails and to get a good dinner in. A solution you might...
07-13-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Zan

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-5584...

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-558430.html

People have different opinions. Some say 2000 miles is the life expectancy.
07-13-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,745
Posted By Zan

Alas, I haven't answered your question properly. ...

Alas, I haven't answered your question properly.

A swap of pedals does not pit your cones. My cones are shot and my pedals don't vibrate.
07-13-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,745
Posted By Zan

Flip your bike upside down. Spin the back wheel,...

Flip your bike upside down. Spin the back wheel, and hold the bottom bracket with your other hand. Is it grinding away? Can you hear anything when you put your ear closer to the hub? You should feel...
07-13-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Zan

My buddies find it easy to get me out to do...

My buddies find it easy to get me out to do things on rainy days, but hard on nice sunny days. They don't know where I go on the nice days ;).
07-12-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Zan

You'll reach a point where your body starts...

You'll reach a point where your body starts hurtin' and the day off will be nice.
07-11-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Zan

So I've been hitting the trails every day since...

So I've been hitting the trails every day since my post. Chelboed, you were right. I noticed almost right away the pain gone from my right hand. It has been getting better since. On today's ride, I...
07-08-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Zan

I was called a redneck today!

So I load my bike into the back of my 1988 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. My homemade bike rack is such that the bike stands up in the air. I am driving along the road towards the trails in my mountain...
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