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08-20-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,521
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Not too much to say other than my Mule has...

Not too much to say other than my Mule has treated me flawlessly for a few years now. More than enough storage for tubes/tools/pumps/food and I've never felt like it's shifted on my back in any way...
08-19-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I emailed them using their designated address for...

I emailed them using their designated address for 'technical support on a product you already own'. No response. Nothing. I am in Canada so the non-warranty centres on the website probably do not...
08-18-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Figured it was a long shot...

Figured it was a long shot...
08-17-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Internal bottom bracket and spacers?

I'm in the process of moving parts over from one MTB frame to another. The old bike has a 73mm BB with 113mm spindle. The new bike is specced for a 68mm BB with 118mm spindle. Is there any reason I...
08-17-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Shrader valve on Manitou swinger?

I have a 2006 Manitou Swinger SPV that suffered a broken shrader valve in a crash. This is such a stupid little part that is easy to replace but I have not been able to get a new one from any LBS and...
07-17-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I rode a Thudbuster for a few years. If you're...

I rode a Thudbuster for a few years. If you're looking for something to just take the edge off some of the sharper bumps and the regular trail chatter then it does the job nicely. But you definitely...
07-09-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,720
Posted By McGuillicuddy

My rule of thumb is that unless the online deal...

My rule of thumb is that unless the online deal less than half the price at the LBS, then I go to the LBS. By the time you factor in shipping, currency exchange (for us Canucks), the hassle of...
06-26-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I've had Avids on my HT for 5+ years now and they...

I've had Avids on my HT for 5+ years now and they have been awesome. Almost 100% maintenance free. Change the pads once in a while and you're good to go.
06-16-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I am now inclined to agree with you :). Got...

I am now inclined to agree with you :).

Got the lights the other day and the 360 lumens thrown out by 2 Fenix LD20 lights (1 on helmet, 1 on bars) is excellent for nighttime singletrack riding. I...
06-16-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Well, I've answered my own question. The 360...

Well, I've answered my own question. The 360 lumens thrown out by 2 Fenix LD20 lights (1 on helmet, 1 on bars) is excellent for nighttime singletrack riding. I went for a ride tonight (10:30pm) at a...
06-15-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By McGuillicuddy

The Fenix dealer I mentioned above also has the...

The Fenix dealer I mentioned above also has the Twofish Bikeblocks, so I was going to use one of those for the bars, and just zipties for the helmet.
06-14-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I'm in Ontario. I will probably be riding 2 - 3...

I'm in Ontario. I will probably be riding 2 - 3 hours in the dark but only 1 hour at a time (i.e. there time to switch batteries between each 1hr lap).
06-14-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Night Riding: Is 360 Lumens enough?

I need to put together some lighting ASAP for a 24hour race I'm doing next weekend. I have a local Fenix dealer so I was planning on running 2 Fenix LD20 lights (180 lumens each in turbo mode over 2...
06-14-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Are 360 lumens (2x180) enough for trail riding?

I need to put together some lighting ASAP for a 24hour race I'm doing next weekend. I have a local Fenix dealer so I was planning on running 2 Fenix LD20 lights (180 lumens each in turbo mode over 2...
07-15-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By McGuillicuddy

That's pretty harsh. Wouldn't Mr. and Mrs. Krispy...

That's pretty harsh. Wouldn't Mr. and Mrs. Krispy Kreme be driving or sitting on their butts instead of being out walking on a MUP?
06-25-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By McGuillicuddy

FYI I got a brand new Reba Race last month...

FYI I got a brand new Reba Race last month shipped to my door for CAD$407 total.
05-30-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Fork Install - 2 Questions

1) Should you grease the steerer tube or leave it dry?

2) Is teflon grease adequate for the headset bearings or should you really get proper bearing grease?
05-20-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Thanks for that info scrublover. Do the forks...

Thanks for that info scrublover. Do the forks come with oil or will that be something I have to pick up?
05-20-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Sweet. Can't wait for it to arrive :)

Sweet. Can't wait for it to arrive :)
05-20-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Screw it. I went ahead and ordered a Reba Race...

Screw it. I went ahead and ordered a Reba Race ($365 + ship.). That way I know I'm getting the right fork for the job :).
05-20-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I was specifically looking at their RockShox...

I was specifically looking at their RockShox Recon forks (see my other thread :)) and they are priced well below Jenson etc. plus offer a 20% off coupon on top of that, so a pretty good deal overall...
05-20-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Recon 351 (Coil) or Race (Air)?

I've narrowed down my search to the Recon line from RockShox but I can't really decide on the coil or the air version (if I decide to cheap out I'll go for the Tora 318 but the coil vs. air debate...
05-20-08, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Anybody ordered from these guys?

Bicycle Outfitters Indy (http://www.bicycleoutfittersindy.com)

They have some outstanding prices but are almost too good to be true. Especially if you combine it with teh one-time 20% off coupon...
05-17-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By McGuillicuddy

*crickets*

*crickets*
05-16-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By McGuillicuddy

XC Fork Help!

Hi all,

My crappy old fork on my hardtail is biting the dust and needs to be replaced. I ride alot but I'm not up on the latest gear so I'm hoping for some advice. I ride XC (the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,040
Posted By McGuillicuddy

At this stage in the game you will *never*,...

At this stage in the game you will *never*, *ever* complain that you have too many easy gears to choose from as you make your way up that long climb. As you improve you may use them less frequently,...
10-23-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I've had a pair of the disc-only wheels on my...

I've had a pair of the disc-only wheels on my hardtail since July and have put a few hundred km on them with no problems. I'm 210 lbs and ride mostly technical singletrack (hardly any drops over a...
10-15-07, 04:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,865
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Heh. Interesting, none of the self-righteous few...

Heh. Interesting, none of the self-righteous few from earlier posts cared to respond to this :).
10-09-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I have 9-speed LX cranks/chainrings on my 8 speed...

I have 9-speed LX cranks/chainrings on my 8 speed drivetrain. Works like a charm, no problems whatsoever.
10-02-07, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Have you ever played hockey? Your bike shoes...

Have you ever played hockey? Your bike shoes should fit like a pair of skates. Snug, but never to the point of being uncomfortable. As long as the Velcro holds, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
09-24-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Hehe. Good find!

Hehe. Good find!
09-23-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I love my Specialized Sport MTB shoes. They cost...

I love my Specialized Sport MTB shoes. They cost me about $140 in Canada, but we get assraped on prices all the time. I suspect in the US they should be close to $100 - not sure about where you are...
09-22-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I've got a 2002 Fusion (the one year they gave...

I've got a 2002 Fusion (the one year they gave the Fusion a good Easton frame) which has been upgraded top to bottom (only thing remaining is stem/handlebars and of course frame). I love that bike -...
09-21-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I'm 210 lbs and I've been riding a set of Mavic...

I'm 210 lbs and I've been riding a set of Mavic Crossride wheels for the past few months with no issues at all. I don't to any drops over a foot or 2 but I'm not exactly graceful either, so they have...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Fine. Overall, however, I'd wager that the...

Fine. Overall, however, I'd wager that the majority of people spend more times on the hoods. Could be wrong - it's happened once or twice before :).
09-18-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Yup..just finished reading that article on the...

Yup..just finished reading that article on the toilet (sorry..too much info). Basically the Fisher was the best all around bike - it was ranked second by all testers while the FSR XC and Trance split...
09-18-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,636
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I should clarify. It sounds like I'm saying dual...

I should clarify. It sounds like I'm saying dual suspension is bad and that nobody needs it. That's not what I mean. What I mean is that nobody who is a beginner and looking at a mountain bike at the...
09-18-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,636
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Don't fall for the bling. You DO NOT need dual...

Don't fall for the bling. You DO NOT need dual suspension. You will be a better rider in the end if you start with a hardtail. It doesn't matter if you think dual suspension is the ***** - you don't...
09-18-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Xl? Lx?

Xl?


Lx?
Forum: Commuting
09-18-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Yah, that's a good point. You rarely spend any...

Yah, that's a good point. You rarely spend any time with your hands way down on the drop bars. 90% of my steering/shifting/braking is with my hands on the hoods. Brifters are set up so that both...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I'm a long time mountain biker and bought my...

I'm a long time mountain biker and bought my first road bike (Spec. Allez Sport) about 1.5 months ago. In short, I love it. Takes no time at all to get used to the new setup (i.e. drops, brifters,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By McGuillicuddy

D'oh.

D'oh.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Doesn't seem to be alot of love for the Race...

Doesn't seem to be alot of love for the Race Lites I guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Yah, no kidding, I lived there for 2 years so I...

Yah, no kidding, I lived there for 2 years so I know your pain!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I did ask Lyle at Spinlite about he Aeroheads but...

I did ask Lyle at Spinlite about he Aeroheads but he suggested the Fusions for me (half way between Aeroheads and Deep-V). Going to a local isn't a bad idea, but the problem is that Canadian pricing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By McGuillicuddy

It's a small LBS and they just happen to have the...

It's a small LBS and they just happen to have the Race Lites there which is why I've been offered the deal. They'd have to order in the Race-X-Lites so the price would be considerably more I think....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Velocity Fusion/Ultegra hubs or Race-Lites?

Hi guys,

I know you hate dealing with another "what wheels should I buy" question but I've read the back-catalog of threads from the search engine and I'm still undecided. My LBS is offering me a...
09-11-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,662
Posted By McGuillicuddy

I'm really not sure why many of you have jumped...

I'm really not sure why many of you have jumped to the conclusion that the OP jumped out into the lane with flagrant disregard to his own safety or consideration of others on the road. Changing lanes...
08-23-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Just to add, when I was using my bike for riding...

Just to add, when I was using my bike for riding to school *and* trail riding, I had the Bontrager Revolt Super X and found them to be an outstanding compromise. I was very pleasantly surprised at...
08-23-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By McGuillicuddy

Ugh. Yeah, I would definitely not recommend the...

Ugh. Yeah, I would definitely not recommend the Fire XC Pro if you're planning on spending serious time on pavement. I love my Fire XC Pros for the single track they were intended for, but when I...
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