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01-20-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,978
Posted By Astra

I have an all titanium 1" 150mm quill type MTB...

I have an all titanium 1" 150mm quill type MTB stem you could buy, PM me.
01-17-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Astra

I made a thing like the wooden one pictured...

I made a thing like the wooden one pictured above, but out of 2x4 kiln dried timber - sort of like 2 T shapes. The top of the 'T's are screwed to the wall and I cut a semi-circular notch in the ends...
01-02-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,451
Posted By Astra

Morlok, You have WAAAAAY too much time on your...

Morlok, You have WAAAAAY too much time on your hands :). I clean vigorously in a tupperware container with Finishline citrus, rinse thoroughly in hot water, dry thoroughly on radiator, drip of...
12-29-04, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By Astra

Same here in 'Old' England. Finish Line wet or...

Same here in 'Old' England. Finish Line wet or die :).
12-20-04, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Astra

For 'tines', substitute 'stanchions' :).

For 'tines', substitute 'stanchions' :).
12-17-04, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Astra

Send it to Dave Yates in Newcastle... ...

Send it to Dave Yates in Newcastle...

http://www.msteelcycles.co.uk

They will strip the frame and give it the most perfect, slinky multi-layer paint job you have seen for less than a hundred...
12-17-04, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By Astra

A decent lube would eventually displace all the...

A decent lube would eventually displace all the water but yes, I give the chain a few hours on a hot radiator first :).
12-17-04, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Astra

If you can avoid mud, Panaracer Cinders are made...

If you can avoid mud, Panaracer Cinders are made out of a brilliantly grippy compound that sticks to the ground in dry conditions like a magnet. I use 1.95" but hey do a bigger size.
12-17-04, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By Astra

Powers2b - I use exactly the same technique,...

Powers2b - I use exactly the same technique, 'cept I use an old square Tupperware container :).
12-15-04, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Astra

It looks too even to be rust, maybe some kind of...

It looks too even to be rust, maybe some kind of undercoat or metal treatment. If it IS rust, it looks like it only really on the bits that look to have been exposed for a long time.

If it IS...
12-15-04, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Astra

I can't see any rust in those photo's...

I can't see any rust in those photo's...
12-13-04, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Astra

Good point, my 2002 XT hubs needs two cone...

Good point, my 2002 XT hubs needs two cone spanners (15mm and 17mm).
12-13-04, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Astra

The freeride definition wouldn't make it past the...

The freeride definition wouldn't make it past the the censors :D !!!
12-13-04, 12:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,159
Posted By Astra

That's a very good point you make BUT (as a...

That's a very good point you make BUT (as a recent thread mentioned), that should be...

Degrease, RINSE and relubricate :D.

*Ducks for cover*
12-12-04, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Astra

Very cool story! I just hate to think of the...

Very cool story! I just hate to think of the effect eating all those figs had on his digestion :eek:...
12-10-04, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By Astra

I think the higher end chains must be more wear...

I think the higher end chains must be more wear resistant and last longer or people would have seen through the marketing stuff by now, surely?
12-09-04, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Astra

Not a patch on that demo vid that had 'Renegades...

Not a patch on that demo vid that had 'Renegades of Funk' by Rage Against The Machine as the soundtrack - was it The Collective?
12-09-04, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,945
Posted By Astra

Definitely the crank puller (Park ones are...

Definitely the crank puller (Park ones are great).
Park cable cutters are a luxury to own and use.
Adjustable wrench for cassette lockring tools and BB tools.
Cassette lockring remover, pretty...
12-07-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By Astra

I doubt that, but it will be a by-product of some...

I doubt that, but it will be a by-product of some industrial process or other. I think alot of gases are produced by fractionating compressed air eg nitrogen. I dount CO2 is produced this way simply...
12-07-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Astra

They mailed me back and... Drum Roll... none!

They mailed me back and... Drum Roll... none!
12-07-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Astra

Ranger, one thing I find when rebuilding a hub is...

Ranger, one thing I find when rebuilding a hub is that the grease thins and softens slightly with use ie it will be slightly stiffer when it's just built compared to how it will be after a few miles...
12-07-04, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Astra

Update: The shop mailed me back asking which...

Update: The shop mailed me back asking which chain I was referring to... I said the one that costs £249.95

Jemoryl, you're on the nail, Ti nitride (which an extremely garish yellowy gold colour)...
12-06-04, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Astra

Lol - like Bill Gates, Michael Jackson or John...

Lol - like Bill Gates, Michael Jackson or John Paul Getty perhaps :D.
12-06-04, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Astra

One of Britain's biggest online bike stuff...

One of Britain's biggest online bike stuff retailers, wiggle.co.uk, sells a titanium chain for £249.99. I've just emailed their sales department to ask if they've ever actually sold any :D...
12-06-04, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By Astra

Mega durability :)?

Mega durability :)?
12-06-04, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By Astra

Can't see any problems :). I know when I was at...

Can't see any problems :). I know when I was at University about 12 years ago, Onza made stainless chainrings for mountain bikes, dont know if they still do...
12-06-04, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Astra

Aren't bash guards alot thicker?, if you use the...

Aren't bash guards alot thicker?, if you use the third ring, won't it just fold over or collapse if you landed on it??
12-05-04, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Astra

Hi Stretch, One more thing to keep an eye on,...

Hi Stretch, One more thing to keep an eye on, make sure the BCD (bolt circle diameter) is the same for the bash guard as it is for the cranks. I know my 2002 RaceFace cranks have the same 104mm BCD...
12-05-04, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Astra

Broken free hub body? How old is the bike?

Broken free hub body? How old is the bike?
12-05-04, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Astra

Number 3 sucks @ss!

Number 3 sucks @ss!
12-04-04, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Astra

The Reverend's right, if the rings are...

The Reverend's right, if the rings are shark-finning and the rings are riveted to the spiders, it may be time to look at a new crankset. Have a look at some of the online retailers and take a look...
12-04-04, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Astra

Snuffle, which Karakoram have you got? My first...

Snuffle, which Karakoram have you got? My first mountain bike 11-12 years ago was a GT Karakoram. It was a sort of fluorescent reddy-orange with black paint flicks (I think...). I often wonder where...
12-04-04, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Astra

I'm glad everyone is cool with their brakes but...

I'm glad everyone is cool with their brakes but can I just make a point about trail etiquette? I downloaded a cool forest XC/downhill video done by a group of English riders recently. It was cool but...
12-03-04, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Astra

My cheapish RaceFace cranks (Prodigy XC forged, I...

My cheapish RaceFace cranks (Prodigy XC forged, I think) has thick stainless washers that sit in the end of the crank arms to prevent the pedal axle digging into the end of the crank.
12-02-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Astra

The Suzy Jackson link is SOOOOOOO AMAZING :eek:!

The Suzy Jackson link is SOOOOOOO AMAZING :eek:!
12-02-04, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By Astra

I use copper grease on the bottom bracket threads...

I use copper grease on the bottom bracket threads and any screw or bolt threads on my bike. I also slather inside the headtube and the fork steerer with good grease. Mind you, I live in a...
12-01-04, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Astra

Is this going to turn into mud-slinging match :D?

Is this going to turn into mud-slinging match :D?
12-01-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Astra

Nice try Konarider but I can tell that you're...

Nice try Konarider but I can tell that you're American :D. That is ever so slightly dirty. You should come on a winter ride here in the UK; if you can see any of the paint on your bike, you've only...
12-01-04, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Astra

You're not HeMan, Master of the Universe, by any...

You're not HeMan, Master of the Universe, by any chance, are you :D?
11-30-04, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By Astra

Just thought of a good analogy. It's like added...

Just thought of a good analogy. It's like added engine flush to your oil and then putting the new oil in without draining the old stuff*. All the cr*p would still be in there and the flush would...
11-30-04, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Astra

Hooligan, Surely you meant 27lb!!! My 12 year old...

Hooligan, Surely you meant 27lb!!! My 12 year old steel HT is 26lb :eek:.
11-30-04, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By Astra

I've never seen the point of the apply chain...

I've never seen the point of the apply chain cleaner then apply lube technique. If you don't degrease and RINSE, you just leave all the cr*p on the chain and the cleaner will still be there to break...
11-30-04, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By Astra

That's what I said I use... I stand by my point...

That's what I said I use... I stand by my point that no way can soap get a chain clean - no way :)! Anyone care to second me on this?
11-30-04, 02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By Astra

Soap may make a chain look superficially clean on...

Soap may make a chain look superficially clean on the surface but I've never encountered a soap that can properly degrease metal...
11-30-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By Astra

When mine's clarted in mud I wash it with a...

When mine's clarted in mud I wash it with a hosepipe and a big soft bristled brush. When it's dry, I lube all the derailleur pivots with Finish line Cross Country lube and whip the chain off. This is...
11-29-04, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By Astra

-Stretch-, I've got Avid Arch Rivals on the front...

-Stretch-, I've got Avid Arch Rivals on the front and I love them! Couldn't fit them to the back because the seatstays were too far apart. I use them with the 2002 XT integrated shifter/brake levers...
11-27-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Astra

It's not 'insuperior' it's 'inferior' !!!

It's not 'insuperior' it's 'inferior' !!!
11-27-04, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Astra

If the same amount of rivet appears to be visible...

If the same amount of rivet appears to be visible on each side, just grip the stiff link either side of it and wiggle the chain side to side a few times, this should free the sticky link :).
11-27-04, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By Astra

I'll second Seely, Fatboys are only 1 1/4" and...

I'll second Seely, Fatboys are only 1 1/4" and take 100psi.
11-25-04, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Astra

It should be ok. If you need to brake sharply,...

It should be ok. If you need to brake sharply, make sure you get over the back wheel ie keep your weight right back.
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