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02-11-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By LBIkid

Redline Monocog, SE bikes and Nashbar 29er should...

Redline Monocog, SE bikes and Nashbar 29er should all be below $550, but are also SS.

As for geared, GT Peace 9r on closeout from Performance, or maybe their Access 9.5 complete with a sale...
Forum: Touring
11-04-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By LBIkid

I did a Google search on it and only came up with...

I did a Google search on it and only came up with Down Cycles at a price of $849. That seems high to me if you'd have to replace hubs, rims, shifters, etc. to be dependable on a long tour. What...
Forum: Touring
11-04-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By LBIkid

GT Peace Tour?

Has anyone seen, heard of, or otherwise ridden the new GT Peace Tour? I noticed it as a new offering for 2010 on GTs website. The frame looks decent, made with Reynolds 520 and eyelets/braze-ons...
07-24-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,335
Posted By LBIkid

What he said. Tora + Avid trumps the Pilot +...

What he said. Tora + Avid trumps the Pilot + ProMax any day. Plus, like you said, you ride around town alot and do not need full sus.
07-24-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 30,110
Posted By LBIkid

Things I have: LX front derailleur (28.6mm...

Things I have:

LX front derailleur (28.6mm high clamp, bottom pull)
LX front derailleur (31.8mm high clamp, bottom pull)
(2) Brand new WTB Moto (or Mutano, I forget which ones) Raptor tires (29"...
Forum: Touring
04-08-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By LBIkid

I ride a CC as my road/town bike. Its a 54. For...

I ride a CC as my road/town bike. Its a 54. For reference, I'm 5'9" with a 29-30" pants inseam (not riding inseam). Although I didn't do a formal fit test and rolled the dice, the 54cm CC fits me...
03-06-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By LBIkid

I started my Cross Check out with a flat bar, but...

I started my Cross Check out with a flat bar, but wanted more hand positions. So I got a set of Ergons w/attached bar ends, but the bar end part was too small for my big mitts. I ended up grabbing...
02-23-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By LBIkid

No, I don't think the rings are bent. The...

No, I don't think the rings are bent.

The chain line may be a good place for me to look. Otherwise, I guess its a new FD?
02-23-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By LBIkid

FD/crankset/chain compatibility on a CX

I recently had my LBS swap out an LX touring triple (48-36-26) with an Elita Cross double (48-34). Like the new crank, but the bike doesn't shift as well anymore. My current set-up is:

Elita 10...
02-11-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By LBIkid

What parts do I need to...

...change out my 9-speed Shimano LX touring crankset (48-38-28) with a 10-speed Truvativ Elita cross crankset (48-34). Both are external bearing cranks. Will I need to put 9 speed chainrings on the...
01-23-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By LBIkid

Rapid fire shifters and disc brakes

I have a set of XT rapidfire Mega 9 shifter/brake levers that I bought a couple of years ago for a project bike. They never made it on that bike and now I'm thinking about putting them on my 2006...
01-23-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By LBIkid

Disc brake/shifter compatibility

I have a set of XT rapidfire Mega 9 shifter/brake levers that I bought a couple of years ago for a project bike. They never made it on that bike and now I'm thinking about putting them on my 2006...
05-29-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By LBIkid

I built up a X-check last year and had a heck of...

I built up a X-check last year and had a heck of a time choosing the right bar/shifter combo. In fact, I ended up tweaking it a bit after it was built. The final product consists of an old school...
04-11-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By LBIkid

yeah, i have an XT RD with dura ace thumbs on my...

yeah, i have an XT RD with dura ace thumbs on my CC. works fine. not sure about the sram stuff though. i tend to stick with shimano.
Forum: Northeast
10-22-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By LBIkid

Are you looking for road riding or tow-path...

Are you looking for road riding or tow-path riding? If you have access to a car, you can head out 202 west to Lambertville and ride along the Dealaware River canal path. Ride north from...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By LBIkid

I rode yesterday too...my first year riding in...

I rode yesterday too...my first year riding in this event. The entry price was a little high, but I guess it goes to a good cause. The primary rest stop was setup really nice with lots of food...
10-11-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By LBIkid

That build sounds alot like mine, except replace...

That build sounds alot like mine, except replace the KM with a Cross Check frame. The one thing I did different was to buy bar end shifters, rather than brifters because they give me more...
10-11-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By LBIkid

I guess I'll tackle this one... You're...

I guess I'll tackle this one...

You're looking at 2 different measurements and assuming that they are one in the same.

18" is the size of the frame, typically measured from the center of the...
10-11-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By LBIkid

Provided that you don't plan on parking in a car...

Provided that you don't plan on parking in a car wash, you'll be fine. Mountain bikes are made to get wet and muddy. I wouldn't leave it on the side of my house for 2 years, but a trip on the back...
10-03-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By LBIkid

That's a pretty good bike to start with. Good...

That's a pretty good bike to start with. Good mix of components, reputable company, good frame material. I had considered one for a while, but decided that the geometry didn't fit me too well...
Forum: Touring
09-18-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,087
Posted By LBIkid

I have a similar setup on my Crosscheck. I...

I have a similar setup on my Crosscheck. I ordered a pair of generic brake levers from bike island (advertisement along the right side of this page). I sent them an e-mail and they replied with...
08-23-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By LBIkid

I haven't seen any of the reviews (where are...

I haven't seen any of the reviews (where are they?), but I've taken a look at the specs and it seems worthy of a first try with a 29er. You can't touch a similarly speced geared 29er for that price....
08-23-07, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By LBIkid

Anyone ride a KHS soft tail?

I've been looking to upgrade from my '98 Trek 8000 and was originally only looking at hardtails, but a used KHS Team ST recently caught my eye. Much of my riding is done on typical easy coast...
08-22-07, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By LBIkid

It depends on the specific bike and how you want...

It depends on the specific bike and how you want it to fit. I'd guess an 18" would be good for the inseam you list, but you'd really have to get on a few and try it out. I have ~30" inseam and like...
08-20-07, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By LBIkid

42 mph at Iron Hill in Delaware. Real steep...

42 mph at Iron Hill in Delaware. Real steep bowl. Did it when I was in college and probably wouldn't have the nuts to do it again.
08-09-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By LBIkid

Curiuos where you found a link for bike fit on...

Curiuos where you found a link for bike fit on that website. It looked like a junk site with nothing more than links to other sites. Maybe I mispelled the web address.
08-09-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By LBIkid

I see it alot, but never on the trail. It seems...

I see it alot, but never on the trail. It seems to be a phenomenon restricted to $150 Walmart bikes and people who never intend to ride on a trail. It does look silly. Best I can gather, they...
08-07-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By LBIkid

Will you be offering a frame-only option for the...

Will you be offering a frame-only option for the Fantom 29, similar to the Outcast frame that is on E-bay right now? I'd be more interested in a lower priced frame that I could build on myself.
Forum: Touring
08-07-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,022
Posted By LBIkid

I'd have to say that New Jersey is a mixed bag. ...

I'd have to say that New Jersey is a mixed bag. Northeastern NJ is a nightmare for biking with the likes of Jersey City, Elizabeth, Newark, etc. But, the rest of the state is actually pretty nice. ...
08-07-07, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By LBIkid

Two good points made here: 1. It depends...

Two good points made here:

1. It depends on your style of riding. I'd only recommend a FS bike if you need an FS bike. I've been riding east coast trails for 15 years. I started on a fully...
08-07-07, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By LBIkid

Congrats on the MTB purchase. IMO, mountain...

Congrats on the MTB purchase. IMO, mountain biking is much more fun than road riding. I lived in Charlotte for 6 years or so. The best trails I was able to find were the Catawba River trails off...
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By LBIkid

There was a very simialr thread in the Northeast...

There was a very simialr thread in the Northeast forum a few months back. From what I recall, there wasn't a concensus on a single good route. Northern NJ can be touch to navigate from a bikers...
08-06-07, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By LBIkid

I built my Cross Check with Dura Ace bar end...

I built my Cross Check with Dura Ace bar end shifters and Pauls Thumbies sized to fit an old school Scott AT-4 bar. I love the setup. The friction mode allows for endless tweaking of the FD. And,...
08-03-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By LBIkid

Cross check head tube takes a non-integrated...

Cross check head tube takes a non-integrated headset. I have a Cane Creek S-6, but I had my LBS install it because it was a new frame and I didn't want to mess it up.
08-02-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By LBIkid

I'm no expert, but I do know that you will need a...

I'm no expert, but I do know that you will need a disc specific hub. The wheels on my Cross Check can be used for disc or rim brakes. The difference is that they have the rotor mount on the hubs -...
08-02-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By LBIkid

Great. that's what I was hoping to hear. thanks.

Great. that's what I was hoping to hear. thanks.
Forum: Touring
08-02-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By LBIkid

For some reason LBS like to cut steerer tubes...

For some reason LBS like to cut steerer tubes nice and short. I was there when my LBS cut the tube on my cross check and the mechanic looked at me like I was crazy. As I left he said "I'll see you...
08-02-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By LBIkid

I'd guess the shifter/brake levers are maybe 3...

I'd guess the shifter/brake levers are maybe 3 years old. I imagine they were designed for V-brakes. I guess what I really need to know is whether mechanical disk brakes require disk brake specific...
08-02-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By LBIkid

Brake lever/mech disk brake compatability?

Hi,

I am considering a 29er build and need to know if some of my parts bin parts will work. I have a set of XT rapid fire shifters with attached brake levers (not new STI, maybe a few years old)....
08-01-07, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By LBIkid

I recently built up a cross check with straight...

I recently built up a cross check with straight bars for use as an everyday bike. I don't race it, so I can't speak for the benefit/lack there of in racing. I too was used to riding a MTB and had...
07-23-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By LBIkid

+1 to pass on it. Not taken care of, components...

+1 to pass on it. Not taken care of, components way outdated, shock technology improved 1000% since early 1990s. All that bike will do is make you want to buy something newer, which is to say that...
07-23-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By LBIkid

You saw a bear on a mtb bike? lol. none of that...

You saw a bear on a mtb bike? lol. none of that where I live.
07-23-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,110
Posted By LBIkid

Ditch the Acera derailleurs and get some Shimano...

Ditch the Acera derailleurs and get some Shimano LX components. Start with the rear derailleur.
Forum: Northeast
07-23-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By LBIkid

Well, forget about riding around Camden! ...

Well, forget about riding around Camden! Although, as bad as Camden is, if you have extra time, you could check out the waterfront area. Plenty to do including the Aquarium, River Sharks minor...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-07, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By LBIkid

Depending on what kind of bike you have, I'd...

Depending on what kind of bike you have, I'd suggest taking the tow path all the way up to Lambertville and crossing over on the New Hope-Lambertville bridge. The tow path is hard-packed...
07-13-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By LBIkid

While in college, riding solo across a grassy...

While in college, riding solo across a grassy slope that lead to a great double track trail with several jumps...hit a hole easily 2 feet across, tacoed my front wheel, bent my fork (rigid steel)...
Forum: Touring
07-13-07, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By LBIkid

Also check out the Lake website. Lake makes...

Also check out the Lake website. Lake makes several models, both road and MTB style in wide widths.
Forum: Touring
07-12-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By LBIkid

As far as the pedals go, Performance makes a...

As far as the pedals go, Performance makes a pedal called the "campus" that have SPD on one side and platform on the other. I have a pair on my Cross Check, which I use for weekend touring, grocery...
Forum: Touring
07-12-07, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By LBIkid

As far as I know, Nashbar's dedicated touring...

As far as I know, Nashbar's dedicated touring frame is aluminum, not steel. They do offer 2 steel MTB frames, one with Reynolds steel, one with high-tensile, the latter being good for a $50...
07-06-07, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 366,850
Posted By LBIkid

Have: Shimano LX Hollowtech II trekking...

Have:

Shimano LX Hollowtech II trekking crankset, 175 arms (48T big ring) - Like new cond. w/75 road miles on it
Ritchey Comp 90mm stem (25.4 clamp) never used, in box
NOS Scott AT-2 handlebar,...
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