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02-20-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Svr

A 650B wheel is only 25mm larger than a 26"...

A 650B wheel is only 25mm larger than a 26" wheel. That's about 12.5mm in radius.

The only change in frame geometry required is to slightly lengthen the chainstays to accomodate a slightly larger...
02-14-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By Svr

It's the new way of convincing you to buy a new...

It's the new way of convincing you to buy a new bike. Three years from now it'll be all 650B. They'll be tying to convince everyone who bought a 29er that the mid wheel size is the best way to go....
02-12-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Svr

Scott Unishock... I think. ;) The elastomers...

Scott Unishock... I think. ;)

The elastomers inside the fork are probably hard as rocks or have turned to dust.
02-12-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,858
Posted By Svr

There are plenty of bikes out there that handle...

There are plenty of bikes out there that handle like 26ers. They have 26" wheels.
01-28-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By Svr

There's the M900 shift/brake levers and the M910...

There's the M900 shift/brake levers and the M910 versions (with gear position indicators). Both are for center pull cantilever brakes.

The M950 units are V-brake compatible.

Can't help you...
01-28-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Svr

You've got a basic 26" wheeled hardtail. Probably...

You've got a basic 26" wheeled hardtail. Probably $250 max.
01-28-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,345
Posted By Svr

I'd bet the OP is fishing for the bikes worth for...

I'd bet the OP is fishing for the bikes worth for future sale.

Hint: the front derailleur alone is probably worth more than the entire bike to the right collector.
11-30-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By Svr

Pics don't work, but a U-brake on the chainstays...

Pics don't work, but a U-brake on the chainstays indicates 1987-1988.
11-30-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Svr

The term "manual" came from skateboarding. The...

The term "manual" came from skateboarding. The BMX guys emulated the look of the skate trick by not pedaling.

Here's someone who has mastered it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVAR8MGJtPM
09-15-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By Svr

I don't mind a good climb, but downhill is where...

I don't mind a good climb, but downhill is where it's at - especially one with flow.
09-07-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Svr

Might be a repost from another thread... Eddie...

Might be a repost from another thread... Eddie Roman's Hammertime.

http://vimeo.com/3585895
09-06-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Svr

I sat through the whole thing *twice* when it was...

I sat through the whole thing *twice* when it was in theaters circa mid '80's.
09-02-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Svr

The freehub body failed. It should be covered...

The freehub body failed. It should be covered under warranty.

Shimano freehubs have gotten slightly better over the years, but they're still no match for heavy and/or powerful riders.
05-06-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Svr

A Mag 21 would be the most period correct fork...

A Mag 21 would be the most period correct fork for 1993. The DH is head and shoulders above the C, but that's not saying much. The DH didn't hit the market until 1995 and the C 1997.
05-06-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By Svr

It sounds like you need to locate a local bike...

It sounds like you need to locate a local bike shop and test ride a few bikes. They'll also tell you about the extra gear you'll need.
05-06-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Svr

My guess would be 1985 or 86. I don't know...

My guess would be 1985 or 86. I don't know anything about the brand, but it appears to be a lower end bike shop quality bike - somewhat like this Schwinn:
...
05-05-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Svr

Of course, this means if you find yourself on the...

Of course, this means if you find yourself on the wrong line, it's that much more difficult to correct for on a 29er.

One isn't better than the other. Some of us will be on 26" wheels until the...
05-01-12, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 43,233
Posted By Svr

Does the front derailleur have something like...

Does the front derailleur have something like this attached to the cable clamp bolt?

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/Zanetti7/990fdtp.jpg

It's a top pull adapter. The housing stops at the...
04-26-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Svr

The air sprung fox shocks would roll the negative...

The air sprung fox shocks would roll the negative air seal and become stuck down, but with a coil spring the only thing I can think of is a bent shock shaft. It's overhaul time.
04-26-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Svr

You owe it to yourself to demo a modern 26"...

You owe it to yourself to demo a modern 26" suspension bike. Plenty of us own bikes with both wheel sizes yet still prefer 26".
04-26-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Svr

Looks like it's a 1990 MP21: ...

Looks like it's a 1990 MP21:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/Zanetti7/MP2190.jpg
04-26-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Svr

It's a Schwinn. Don't lose or damage the...

It's a Schwinn. Don't lose or damage the seatpost, you may never find another.

Also, the s/n looks like it's been removed from the bottom bracket.

I see you've skillfully obscured the view of...
04-20-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By Svr

26" rims have a 559mm bead seat diameter. 650b is...

26" rims have a 559mm bead seat diameter. 650b is 584mm.

Thats all it is folks. 25mm, or just under one inch.

Bike sales must really suck for them to push this garbage on us.
04-13-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By Svr

The only way to get from point A to point B in a...

The only way to get from point A to point B in a shorter period of time is to expend more energy. Altering the final drive ratio by increasing wheel size won't help. You need a more powerful engine.
01-30-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Svr

You bought the wrong bike. Sell it and buy one...

You bought the wrong bike. Sell it and buy one with a 3x9 or 3x10 drivetrain.
01-30-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By Svr

The bike you'll do well on is the bike that you...

The bike you'll do well on is the bike that you can pedal faster for the longest period of time.

It isn't about the bike, it's about the rider. Levi still holds the record on a 26" full...
01-30-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,091
Posted By Svr

I think you're full of s*it. There isn't one...

I think you're full of s*it. There isn't one shred of scientific proof that 29" MTB wheels outperform 26" wheels. Sure, they perform differently, but whether that difference is better or worse is up...
12-26-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Svr

So, there's a 20 year age difference, and you...

So, there's a 20 year age difference, and you admit you're out of shape, but a small change in wheel diameter (roughly 10%) was the deciding factor.

:rolleyes:

So, when you switched bikes, what...
12-21-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Svr

There's a good reason those rims are $5. The...

There's a good reason those rims are $5. The selection of disc compatible hubs with 28 holes is very limited and quite expensive.
12-20-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Svr

A really good comparison of the true performance...

A really good comparison of the true performance metrics from an engineering standpoint: http://www.bump.org/forum?tid=1000005319
12-19-11, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Svr

You can't go wrong with Shimano, but I've got a...

You can't go wrong with Shimano, but I've got a soft spot for the CNC bling of Hope - and the mechanical simplicity of the Avid BB7.
12-19-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Svr

Sounds like "new bike stoke" to me. Was your...

Sounds like "new bike stoke" to me. Was your older 26" bike equipped with new well maintained components, a modern suspension fork and tires?
12-05-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,868
Posted By Svr

Wheels Mfg makes solid cr-mo 10x1 axles. ...

Wheels Mfg makes solid cr-mo 10x1 axles.

http://wheelsmfg.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=469&Itemid=32
12-05-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By Svr

I've called that rag Mountain Bike Fiction since...

I've called that rag Mountain Bike Fiction since 1993.
11-29-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Svr

Creative use of gravity is rad.... ...

Creative use of gravity is rad....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFW4JBKJKk0&feature=related
11-29-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,789
Posted By Svr

Keith Bontrager created the first lightweight 32h...

Keith Bontrager created the first lightweight 32h MTB rims by cutting a section out of a 36h 700c rim and rejoining it. If there is even the smallest market demand, someone will offer it. 26" tires...
11-29-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Svr

Some shoes come with the nut plates installed and...

Some shoes come with the nut plates installed and some don't. If only one shoe had the nutplate installed and the other did not, I'd say one was missing.

Could you pull out the insoles and see...
11-27-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,868
Posted By Svr

I still have a few 8 speed XTR and XT cassettes...

I still have a few 8 speed XTR and XT cassettes in my parts stash. I remember that they started to become scarce around 2008. So that's about ten years from the 9 speed intro for the 1998 model year.
11-26-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Svr

How's that old Kenny Rogers song go... "You...

How's that old Kenny Rogers song go... "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel!" ;)
11-23-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By Svr

Looks like a 1998 or 1999 model. Price? You might...

Looks like a 1998 or 1999 model. Price? You might want to search ebay and craigslist to see what similar bikes are selling for in your area.
11-23-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,695
Posted By Svr

Look at the walking beam pivot location. It goes...

Look at the walking beam pivot location. It goes right through the seat tube a few inches below the top tube. Trimming the seat post to a custom length is the best option with that frame design, and...
11-22-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Svr

I've used the Performance 1.25 slick city tires...

I've used the Performance 1.25 slick city tires as well. I pump them up to 100 psi. No issues with pinch flats.
11-22-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,789
Posted By Svr

You just gotta love the aggressive marketing....

You just gotta love the aggressive marketing. They seem to think they're doing me a favor by selling me a slightly different version of something I already own. It's gotten worse in the past six...
10-13-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,006
Posted By Svr

That's Chris Conroy on his 29ers. It would be an...

That's Chris Conroy on his 29ers. It would be an extremely bad marketing decision to offer a high priced FS 29er, then rail against the platform in some other way.
09-16-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 28,979
Posted By Svr

Even though this poll is closed, I'd just like to...

Even though this poll is closed, I'd just like to say I wouldn't piss on a Specialzed product even if it were in fire. Let it burn!
09-16-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Svr

Whichever one has the least amount of play in the...

Whichever one has the least amount of play in the pivots and cage axle. XTR is still nicer but not if it's worn out.
09-14-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,996
Posted By Svr

Thumbshifters? Aren't they obsolete like 26"...

Thumbshifters? Aren't they obsolete like 26" wheels? ;)
09-14-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Svr

Photos of the drivetrain side would be helpful....

Photos of the drivetrain side would be helpful. Exage 400LX dates it to 1990-1992. Posting the same crappy photo won't get you any more info.
09-13-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By Svr

You'll have to measure the shock eye-to-eye and...

You'll have to measure the shock eye-to-eye and travel distance, but you should be able to find a Fox RP2 or RP23 to replace the current unit.
09-13-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Svr

Exage 400LX would put it around 1990-1992

Exage 400LX would put it around 1990-1992
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