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08-13-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By n00bL35

For a newb, you're absolutely right.

For a newb, you're absolutely right.
08-13-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By n00bL35

Fun, eh? So is that why, when you can't think of...

Fun, eh? So is that why, when you can't think of anything relevant to say in the thread, you delve into my blog and start asking me about my wife, personal life, and threaten to post pictures of me...
08-13-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By n00bL35

Please post pics of me. The world needs to see...

Please post pics of me. The world needs to see them. I actually have already posted at least one pic of myself, so go right ahead. Also, congratulations on using Google. Here's a link to help you...
08-13-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By n00bL35

So you're jealous of my hot wife and higher...

So you're jealous of my hot wife and higher education now, besides my bike. You can also look me up on Facebook, and Google me if you feel like being even more of a schmuck.
08-13-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By n00bL35

You're so right. If I had listened to you when...

You're so right. If I had listened to you when posting those it would've gone something like this:

The Officially Pretentious Fixie-To-Stumpy M2-To Roadie-To-Help-Me-Adjust-My-Fork Thread
Me:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By n00bL35

I don't imagine you'd need to upgrade the drive...

I don't imagine you'd need to upgrade the drive train. You've got a huge range with a compact crankset and the 11-28 in the back. I don't think you'd absolutely need the finer spacing from a 10 speed...
08-13-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By n00bL35

Well, I can bunny hop on my road bike. I don't...

Well, I can bunny hop on my road bike. I don't think you need any particular gear besides a bike equipped with handlebars, and a rider with 4 limbs. You might be able to do it with 3.

I was going...
08-13-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By n00bL35

But if we ban the word, how will we know the...

But if we ban the word, how will we know the difference between super important threads about Stumpy M2's, and just boring repeat threads about an average bike with 3 parallel threads of diminishing...
08-12-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By n00bL35

I didn't have any insurance, mainly because he...

I didn't have any insurance, mainly because he didn't offer it. From UPS's website "if a package is not delivered, UPS can help by performing a search to locate your package. If the package cannot be...
08-12-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,451
Posted By n00bL35

Probably. I currently have a low end Sram 8 speed...

Probably. I currently have a low end Sram 8 speed drivetrain, and I don't like it. The shifters are poor and the feel of shifting isn't very direct. The only other thing I'd look at is a better...
08-12-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By n00bL35

Nope. UPS.

Nope. UPS.
08-12-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By n00bL35

I've launched a claim with Paypal. My contention...

I've launched a claim with Paypal. My contention is that he didn't provide the thing he described in the listing, and the packaged I received was sealed. He has accused me of trying to defraud him,...
08-12-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By n00bL35

Did I get ripped off on eBay?

On the 4th of August, I won the auction for a set of lightly used Sram X5 trigger shifters and an X5 RD. I wanted to upgrade the awful SX4 triggers on my bike, and also make the jump to 9 speed. The...
08-12-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,451
Posted By n00bL35

Well, I just went to greenfishsports.com and...

Well, I just went to greenfishsports.com and added a set of Sram X5 trigger shifters, X7 RD, PG970 cassette and chain for $150. That would be a good mid-range drive train from bikes costing around...
08-12-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By n00bL35

The Trek is by far the best. It's using Sora...

The Trek is by far the best. It's using Sora instead of 2200, which is slightly better. Plus, it's using the new Sora which is 9-speed instead of the 8-speed old Sora. The Trek is the best bike there.
08-12-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By n00bL35

Did it seem to anyone else that he may not have...

Did it seem to anyone else that he may not have had to throw in the towel with 10 miles to go? And maybe he let Wiens get a little two minute lead, take the race and the record, when he probably...
08-12-09, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By n00bL35

Well, you haven't given us much to go on. What...

Well, you haven't given us much to go on. What kind of riding will you be doing? Around town, on campus, mostly on roads? Gravel roads and light trails at the park? Or more serious trail riding?

I...
08-11-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By n00bL35

Here's a picture for you. (I wish this thread...

Here's a picture for you.
(I wish this thread was still around...)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/168335/Mongoose%20Paver.jpg

Don't be this guy
08-10-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By n00bL35

Good deal.

Good deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,522
Posted By n00bL35

I'm 5'6" with size 9.5 feet. I get toe overlap on...

I'm 5'6" with size 9.5 feet. I get toe overlap on my small frame bike. It happens only at walking speed. It's not a big deal.
08-09-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By n00bL35

You should be able to lock up your brakes when...

You should be able to lock up your brakes when it's dry. Have you looked at adjusting the cables to give you tighter lock? It sounds as though your levers are hitting your bars before the brakes are...
08-09-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By n00bL35

I would look into the Specialized Stumpjumper HT...

I would look into the Specialized Stumpjumper HT (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=39220) which might slide into your budget if you found a good LBS. (Love the Fox fork on it...
08-09-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By n00bL35

Personally, I'd spend the money on the fork...

Personally, I'd spend the money on the fork instead. Also, that LX component kit on Jenson is customizable, so you can add in nicer brakes or whatever before you order. However, I think you're right...
08-08-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By n00bL35

After seeing your post, I wanted to see what kind...

After seeing your post, I wanted to see what kind of 29er I could build. On JensonUSA and Greenfish Sports, I took a Surly Karate Monkey 29er steel frame...
08-08-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,606
Posted By n00bL35

Wow, could any person have over-reacted more to a...

Wow, could any person have over-reacted more to a post? As a matter of fact, it was simply a flippant statement not directed at any single person. I actually had in mind the post by the bike store...
08-08-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,606
Posted By n00bL35

I'm 5'6" and found a suitable bike in about 1...

I'm 5'6" and found a suitable bike in about 1 week. It's a small size Cannondale F300, and fit me perfectly. I actually found out later that it's the girls model, and I am not a girl. While vowing to...
08-06-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By n00bL35

Dude, for $1500 you can get a great new bike,...

Dude, for $1500 you can get a great new bike, like a Giant Trance X3 (http://bikeconnection.net/itemdetails.cfm?libid=48437) with SLX components and Fox forks and suspension. If you liked 29ers, you...
08-06-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,541
Posted By n00bL35

Dude, save up your cash for a bit and then get on...

Dude, save up your cash for a bit and then get on Craigslist for something like one of these. When you find one, barter them down. It isn't hard because people don't like conflict.
Raleigh M80...
08-05-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,606
Posted By n00bL35

It looks alright, I suppose. But I imagine you...

It looks alright, I suppose. But I imagine you could get a lot more bang for your buck in the used market. Keep an eye out on Craigslist for a lower end Cannondale, Specialized or Trek. You might...
08-05-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By n00bL35

^these sentences are full of wtf's

^these sentences are full of wtf's
08-05-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,541
Posted By n00bL35

I don't know. All I know is that 6-spd cassettes...

I don't know. All I know is that 6-spd cassettes are narrower, and require a smaller distance between dropouts, which is why you can't upgrade to 8 or 9-spd. From the picture, that bike has a quill...
08-05-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By n00bL35

Lol. I didn't know what a Stinky was. I didn't...

Lol. I didn't know what a Stinky was. I didn't assume he had through-axles, because regular QR skewers can unscrew and pull through the hub too. Probably doesn't have V's though. Thanks Bikepedia!
08-05-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,541
Posted By n00bL35

That bike uses a threaded headset which is not...

That bike uses a threaded headset which is not used anymore. It probably also is 1" instead of the more common 1 1/8" unthreaded. This means you won't be able to use a modern fork. Your rear dropout...
08-05-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By n00bL35

If you have V-brakes, you need to disconnect the...

If you have V-brakes, you need to disconnect the arms by unhooking the cable between the brake arms. If that's not it (or you have discs) try and unscrew the skewer completely, and slide it out...
08-05-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By n00bL35

I think the Axel is the bottom of the line...

I think the Axel is the bottom of the line Manitou. I have roughly the same fork on my Cannondale I believe. If you want adjustable travel, Rock Shox has the U-turn system which lets you adjust the...
08-05-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By n00bL35

I would probably check out a 29er for someone his...

I would probably check out a 29er for someone his size, and a hardtail for durability and less fuss. For your budget, check out the Jamis Durango...
08-05-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By n00bL35

I can't quite tell if you're being legit or not,...

I can't quite tell if you're being legit or not, so I'll err on the side of legit. The Reba is above the Tora in the Rockshox lineup. In XC/Trail, it goes from low to high: Dart-Tora-Recon-Reba-Sid.
08-05-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By n00bL35

I think a nice RS Tora Solo Air should set you...

I think a nice RS Tora Solo Air should set you back between $300-$350 depending on if you want Motion Control. Alternatively, you could check out a Marzocchi 44 w/TST2 from Jenson for about $250....
08-04-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By n00bL35

RS does make a Tora 29r.

RS does make a Tora 29r.
08-03-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By n00bL35

I assume from the large-ish surface area of the...

I assume from the large-ish surface area of the Speedplays that you could pedal them in flip flops or tennis shoes. However, the smooth surface probably wouldn't provide much traction. I would say...
08-03-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By n00bL35

Chain size 8 spd vs. 9 spd

Please forgive me if this has been posted before. I did use the search function, but got no answers.

I have a Cannondale F300 which has an 8 spd Sram drive train including SX4 shifters, and SX5...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By n00bL35

I like Performance Elites. About $65, and nearly...

I like Performance Elites. About $65, and nearly universally accepted as one of the best value bibs under $100. I have them, and they're very comfortable, especially when compared to regular shorts.
07-31-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By n00bL35

Never heard anything bad about either. Tell him...

Never heard anything bad about either. Tell him to go buy the GF Hoo Koo E Koo if he wants a hardtail or the Trek Fuel EX 5.5 if he wants FS.
07-30-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By n00bL35

If it changes shape to conform to its container,...

If it changes shape to conform to its container, it may not be a solid. For information about that, check out the Gaseous and Liquid Mountain Biking forums...
07-29-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,207
Posted By n00bL35

I've considered BD and for my money, I would look...

I've considered BD and for my money, I would look at the Windsor Cliff 29er (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/windsor_cliff29comp.htm) for $569. If you can stretch your budget some, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By n00bL35

If you're going to upgrade the whole drivetrain...

If you're going to upgrade the whole drivetrain anyway, you might as well go to 10 speed Sram or Shimano. I would recommend Rival.
07-28-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By n00bL35

I think 4lbs is pretty darn light. Take a look at...

I think 4lbs is pretty darn light. Take a look at the Rockshox Reba SL (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK293A06-Rockshox+Reba+Sl+Fork+09.aspx). It's slightly more expensive than you wanted,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By n00bL35

In light of the recent crazy shooting fireman. ...

In light of the recent crazy shooting fireman.

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/168335/bulletholehelmet.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By n00bL35

:rollseyes: Actually, that's $115 for one...

:rollseyes:

Actually, that's $115 for one shifter, and $229 for a pair. Ebay: not as dumb as one guy thinks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By n00bL35

That water-reflection photo is unreal. Props for...

That water-reflection photo is unreal. Props for the awesome ride too.
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