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11-20-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,548
Posted By Zeggelaar

Here's a special one...My ControlTech Stem...

Here's a special one...My ControlTech Stem snapped lengthwise out on the trail. Got home ok as the stem wasn't completely busted in 2 pieces. A bit shocked at that. It was a $90 stem.
01-14-07, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,017
Posted By Zeggelaar

You're darn tootin right I'm afraid of the road....

You're darn tootin right I'm afraid of the road. Try road riding in a country with little respect for traffic laws with a population density of 500/km square and 25 million people in the metro area....
01-14-07, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Zeggelaar

Okay. I deserved that. But the question remains....

Okay. I deserved that. But the question remains. Is any level of training okay? I use the indoor trainer a lot and I have NOT been riding the MTB during this time, only the trainer and some flat bike...
01-14-07, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Zeggelaar

Training and Medical Treatment

I've had a few minor problems with by lower back/neck/shoulders but experienced enough pain to go for treatment. My doctor is an Oriental Medicine Specialist/Chiropractor. (over here many doctors...
12-23-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Zeggelaar

When it comes to my racing bike money is not an...

When it comes to my racing bike money is not an object for me. I was thinking of the fork you mentioned anyway. I'm just about to head down to the LBS and see if they got one. I will then proceed to...
12-23-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Zeggelaar

Hey Racers!! Which Fork?

I may need to pick up a fork for my racing bike. I was thinking of the Reba Race/Team/World Cup or the new XC fork from Fox with 100mm and 32mm stanchions. (can't remember the name) I want something...
12-23-06, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Zeggelaar

Help!! Can I mount V-brakes on this fork?

I have a Marzocchi Marathon SL '04 to which I was hoping to mount a set of Single Digit Ultimate V-brakes. I may, however, have been stupid in my purchase. I checked my fork and found what I thought...
12-20-06, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By Zeggelaar

"Nutcracker" played on bicycle parts

Hey I'm not trying to advertise anything but this was pretty cool for me, being a musician and all.

http://www.specialized.com/bc/microsite/holiday/index.html
12-01-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Zeggelaar

It wounds me deeply in my soul to watch that. I...

It wounds me deeply in my soul to watch that. I am so......small and powerless. I'm also too scared
of breaking limbs to try stuff like that. Oh..to be thirteen again with the bike I have now.
11-28-06, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Zeggelaar

V-brake Compatible? and an eggbeater question.

I'm running Crossmax SL disc (2005) wheels on my bike with XT disc brakes but they appear to also be v-brake compatible. However the brakeing surface is different from other v-brake rims in that it...
11-28-06, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Zeggelaar

For road and trail in most conditions I like the...

For road and trail in most conditions I like the Panaracer Trailblaster 1.95. It's got good knobs on the side for cornering but tread design which is fast on the road. Also the Continental Twister...
11-05-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,511
Posted By Zeggelaar

I would most certainly make tracks far and fast...

I would most certainly make tracks far and fast from any "rear" hunter I met out there. It does not sound like it would be a pleasant encounter.
11-01-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Zeggelaar

Over here in Korea there's not much calling out...

Over here in Korea there's not much calling out that makes sense. Lots of "ya ya ya" "waaaaaaaaaa!!"
and shouting. People in the races here ride like they drive. They don't like to get out of the...
11-01-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Zeggelaar

I agree with you fully. In fact, I was practising...

I agree with you fully. In fact, I was practising the same thing last night. Try not to think or look too much and just go by feel. I also find that a middle gear makes it easier too.
10-29-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Zeggelaar

Can you save tracks from this GPS onto a computer...

Can you save tracks from this GPS onto a computer map? I want to be able to plot my courses on
Google Earth.
10-29-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Zeggelaar

I've used both XT and XTR cranks and find both of...

I've used both XT and XTR cranks and find both of them excellent. Many people say XT is the best value but I really think it's hard to beat the XTR for performance and weight. Chainring life tends to...
10-24-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,998
Posted By Zeggelaar

You've got to see a bike shop or in fact any...

You've got to see a bike shop or in fact any outdoor gear shop over here in Korea. Over here appearance is first, sport is second. Some bike shops and hiking shops are more fashion/bling shops than...
10-17-06, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Zeggelaar

I have to agree with Lowcel on the trainer and...

I have to agree with Lowcel on the trainer and Heart Rate Monitor. They are indispensable to my winter training especially. I would not recommend night riding as a method of putting on base miles. It...
10-17-06, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Zeggelaar

Thanks alot for the comprehensive answer. I good...

Thanks alot for the comprehensive answer. I good advice seems to be very hard to come by.



A couple of the cogs are slightly bent and the whole system is quite worn. I need a new chain anyway...
10-16-06, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Zeggelaar

Thinking of some upgrades

So my racing bike has taken a lot of hard use over the past couple of summers and I haven't changed much. The Vertex frame and Crossmax wheels are holding up fine but the rest of the components are...
10-15-06, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,329
Posted By Zeggelaar

http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/groups/g_18526408/.HomePa...

http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/groups/g_18526408/.HomePage/__sr_/e3d3.jpg?gre9DNFBF2lNF.U8
http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/groups/g_18526408/4404/__sr_/7ffa.jpg?grIoyMFBKfK8RJiu
09-25-06, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 48,630
Posted By Zeggelaar

Where the heck did that come from? The bike is...

Where the heck did that come from? The bike is American. It's not so nice to gratuitiously use the phrase "hunk of ****" in phrases with random East Asian countries.
09-22-06, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,390
Posted By Zeggelaar

Thanks alot guys. It was highly entertaining. I...

Thanks alot guys. It was highly entertaining. I can sleep well now knowing that I must be a better rider than some of these other folks given the excessive time that seems to be spent on back and...
09-18-06, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,493
Posted By Zeggelaar

Hey Lowcell, That's some serious effort. It's...

Hey Lowcell,
That's some serious effort. It's pretty similar to mine. Your zones are also pretty similar. My last three events (last Sunday exluded, see racing thread) averaged 171, 173 and 174...
09-18-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Zeggelaar

Throwing in the towel

In my XC event yesterday I had to give up in the first two miles. I had been sick all Saturday night, vomiting and so on but when Sunday morning race time came I thought I felt okay. Turns out I was...
08-31-06, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Zeggelaar

Race Footage from South Korea

Here's a link to some great race footage from an event I attended two weeks ago. Just click on the picture for the video.
...
08-30-06, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Zeggelaar

Taiwan Bike Outlets??

I'll be off to Taiwan for a few days next month and seeing as how so many frames are manufactured there(and I am assuming bikes are also assembled there but I don't really know) I kind of had this...
Forum: Asia
08-25-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By Zeggelaar

Try the web group. How far from Uijeongbu are...

Try the web group. How far from Uijeongbu are you. I know one guy at Camp Red Cloud who rides with us. Maybe you can hook up with him.

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/mtbk
08-24-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Zeggelaar

Actually, The unfortunate thing I was...

Actually,
The unfortunate thing I was mentioning was that most of the race courses are on fire roads over here. The bumpy technical stuff is not too bad. I actually go with a bunch of lazy...
08-22-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Zeggelaar

What kind of competition are you racing against...

What kind of competition are you racing against where you are?
ie. How many people in your class?
How big are the gaps between 1st and 10th?
What is the time difference between 1st place in...
08-22-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Zeggelaar

5th place frustration

I am in my second year of racing now and am having pretty good results. I have only been riding for just over two years and before that my favourite sport was beer drinking and watching TV.
Most of...
08-18-06, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Zeggelaar

How about a new forum for "Urban/Trials"?

Just a suggestion. I come often to this forum which is labelled "mountain biking" and often find a lot of stuff which is neither off-road, nor anywhere near mountains, even though it may involve...
08-13-06, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Zeggelaar

Bike and Shoot

Just finished another MTB XC Biathlon. These are XC races combined with olympic biathlon stye target shooting.(using air rifles of course.)
Ride 2 laps, (4 miles each) shoot 5 targets, run a...
08-10-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Zeggelaar

At the moment I seem to be limited to Maxxis or...

At the moment I seem to be limited to Maxxis or Michelin. Continental is a new brand in Korea and the slicks are definitely not going to be found here on short notice. Besides, isn't 1.3 pushing it...
08-10-06, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Zeggelaar

Slick Tires

I gotta get some slicks for a different kind of race this weekend. It's an MTB biathlon. Riding and Olympic style target shooting. The riding course is asphalt bike path. Any recommendations for...
08-10-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Zeggelaar

If you use only the one criteria for a bike I...

If you use only the one criteria for a bike I believe you will not end up with a bike that you are satisfied with. You really need a good fit plus one that will be suitable for your changing needs in...
08-09-06, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Zeggelaar

Chiba makes a great pair of gloves with the...

Chiba makes a great pair of gloves with the carbon knuckle protectors. They're made of tough leather that lasts a long time and they have great vents for cooling. I use them in really hot weather no...
08-06-06, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Zeggelaar

Nice pics and review of riding in S. Korea

Check out these pics and reviews of one of my local trails. This was done by one of the guys who joined the local foreigners riding club today. There are tons of trails just like this everywhere....
08-04-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,065
Posted By Zeggelaar

I'd rather vote on these things. I am the best...

I'd rather vote on these things. I am the best here. The best car manufacturer is Hyundai, the best housebuilder is my neighbor, the best fruit is a banana, the best MP3 player is Ipod. I don't know...
Forum: Touring
08-04-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Zeggelaar

Touring in Korea

So I'm an off-roadie racer most of the time but I had a few days off and nothing to do. Because I play in the dirt I do not own a proper touring bike. So, I loaded my Rocky Mountain Hardtail with...
07-27-06, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Zeggelaar

Garmin Edge 305

I was thinking about picking up a Garmin Edge 305 GPS with HRM and Cadence meter but I was wondering if anybody else has any experience with one. I was wondering if it works well for the money. I...
07-20-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Zeggelaar

Training Zones changes over time

Almost a year ago I did the V02 max test, Lactate Threshold test and Max HR test to help accurately establish training zones. At that point I had been training for about 1 year. I am now 29 years old...
07-17-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Zeggelaar

MOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, your pics are...

MOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude,
your pics are making me homesick as hell. Trout, trails, wildlife, trees. These things I miss. I have a stuffed toy moose on my desk to remind me of home. All of my...
07-12-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Zeggelaar

The bike is fast as hell and sweet as Chocolate...

The bike is fast as hell and sweet as Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream on a 200 degree day. It flies uphill but it's a bit skittish on technical downhill. I have so far not found any terrain that I couldn't...
07-12-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Zeggelaar

that's a hell of an upgrade from the Giant Yukon....

that's a hell of an upgrade from the Giant Yukon. I went through two bikes before I finally blew a bundle and got a "good" one. I put it on the card and didn't regret it. I went from a Hardrock XC to...
07-11-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Zeggelaar

I agree with the other folks generally with...

I agree with the other folks generally with respects to cadence. For power I find higher gears great when on nice rolling terrain. I can keep the rythym pretty well and keep my speed up and it's not...
07-09-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Zeggelaar

Opening a Shop

Just wondering if anybody here runs their own shop. I'm planning to move back to Canada in the next couple of years and find a fertile place to start a shop. I was hoping to hear some feedback on...
07-09-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Zeggelaar

Nope. But I intend to if ever I get back to that...

Nope. But I intend to if ever I get back to that side of the planet. Given then current situation (ie. missiles and crazy dictators just a few miles to the North) that may be sooner than I think
07-09-06, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Zeggelaar

Them's speckled trout. Otherwise known as brook...

Them's speckled trout. Otherwise known as brook trout in some places. Having grown up in the Miramichi region of NB I caught a lot of fish like that though notably bigger. Then later on in life I...
06-24-06, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Zeggelaar

Public Service Announcement

This is a warning to those of you intending to practice or attempting to do the “Classic Full-on Flying Frontal Head First Dismount with Face Plant”. It has been proven by our researchers (me) that...
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