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09-09-05, 11:33 AM
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Posted By PeterG1185

go to mmba.com(Michigan Mountain Biking...

go to mmba.com(Michigan Mountain Biking Association) and go to the forums and ask. They've practically written a book on the subject because they talk about it so much
08-24-05, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By PeterG1185

You're on the right track. I worked in a shop...

You're on the right track. I worked in a shop this summer that sold cannondales, and the owner who used to work for cannondale never got them to feel good. He even made a mechanics video of how to...
08-24-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,441
Posted By PeterG1185

no one ever said it was

no one ever said it was
08-24-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,441
Posted By PeterG1185

i was just supporting the otherside of the...

i was just supporting the otherside of the argument since there were so many rigid riders on here. I enjoy the ride of a well tuned dual squish. You can still feel the trail, but in a much more...
08-24-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,201
Posted By PeterG1185

id give around 6 or 700 for it. Any one who knows...

id give around 6 or 700 for it. Any one who knows bikes will appreciate it, and since its so rare id say about 6-7 is fair
08-24-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,441
Posted By PeterG1185

I'm pretty sure 34:17 is the gearing ratio that...

I'm pretty sure 34:17 is the gearing ratio that he used. Its teeth back to front or front to back, but it is the gearing ratio.

As far marketing hype being applied to suspension forks? C'mon a...
08-15-05, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By PeterG1185

Thats definately the route id go with the prophet...

Thats definately the route id go with the prophet too. Everything else on that bike is sweet, but cannondale has to just put a normal fork on the dam thing
08-14-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By PeterG1185

i worked in a shop this summer that sold...

i worked in a shop this summer that sold cannondale. The prophet is a solid bike that has less limits than the trek. The trek is more xc oriented although the cannondale still steers quickly for as...
08-12-05, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By PeterG1185

I'd recomend a good 5x5, or 4x5 bike. Anything...

I'd recomend a good 5x5, or 4x5 bike. Anything more than that and it wont pedal well for $2K. Anything less and itd be easy to get in over your head. But i know poeple who live in boulder and they...
08-11-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By PeterG1185

I'll admit it was late, and i had been drinking...

I'll admit it was late, and i had been drinking which explains the lack of coherency in my first post. But seriously, "carpet"? WTF? Where'd you get that one from? I not gonna sit here and try and...
08-10-05, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By PeterG1185

carpet huh? i dont know what you guys call it in...

carpet huh? i dont know what you guys call it in florida, but carpet is a new one on me. Come to think of it, thats slang, i thought you were all against "AOL ese". It looks like you broke one of...
08-09-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By PeterG1185

no, its called a hybrid. look into it

no, its called a hybrid. look into it
08-09-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By PeterG1185

you could use a cheap sodering gun and fill the...

you could use a cheap sodering gun and fill the gaps with it. If thats all thats crackers, hell even a hot glue gun would hold the things in place.
08-09-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By PeterG1185

you could use a cheap sodering gun and fill the...

you could use a cheap sodering gun and fill the gaps with it. If thats all thats crackers, hell even a hot glue gun would hold the things in place.
08-07-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By PeterG1185

you're better off getting an air fork and putting...

you're better off getting an air fork and putting hardly any air in it
08-04-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,681
Posted By PeterG1185

speedub are you by any chance heavily involved in...

speedub are you by any chance heavily involved in science? you sound like you know your basic principles of physics whereas Raiyn is trying to argue with his own basic knowledge of bikes
08-04-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By PeterG1185

are you running tubless? id never do that with a...

are you running tubless? id never do that with a tubed tire, youd get pinch flats every other mile. The only reason i run my tired between 35-40 is so i dont get pinch flats
08-04-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By PeterG1185

Man thats ****ty, when i went there about 2 years...

Man thats ****ty, when i went there about 2 years ago it was amazing
08-03-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By PeterG1185

the skareb comp is a compentent fork. Manitou has...

the skareb comp is a compentent fork. Manitou has moved to some new over-hyped xc fork thats basically the same thing. I wouldnt worrry about it. The trek looks pretty cool, and its got the reba fork...
08-03-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By PeterG1185

Just to give you a heads up im from ann arbor and...

Just to give you a heads up im from ann arbor and went there in the spring a few years back and dont miss out on Bent Creek. Great ride, and we were fortunate to meet some locals who knew the ropes....
08-02-05, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By PeterG1185

(caugh)gay date(caugh) :eek:

(caugh)gay date(caugh) :eek:
07-31-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,455
Posted By PeterG1185

theres no ******** way this kid managed to do it....

theres no ******** way this kid managed to do it. A seasoned mechanic would have a hard enough time pulling something like that off. Add in all the extra parts and i doubt he has the money to even...
07-31-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,681
Posted By PeterG1185

i bought my older bro a thudbuster for his HT to...

i bought my older bro a thudbuster for his HT to try and revive it a little, but it didnt do much. You really have to be sitting on it for it to make a difference, so in the end i dont think it was...
07-31-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By PeterG1185

it should be rubbing the stays before the front...

it should be rubbing the stays before the front derailuer. So that's weird. Does is there a lot of chain rub on the front derailuer? Also i wouldnt go tweaking it unless you know what your'e doing...
07-31-05, 09:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,455
Posted By PeterG1185

just post some dam pics

just post some dam pics
07-29-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By PeterG1185

Those are the two most intelligent sentences...

Those are the two most intelligent sentences written in this entire thread
07-28-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By PeterG1185

I work in a shop and its gonna be tough on both...

I work in a shop and its gonna be tough on both sides to work this one out. The most important fact is the reciept says 19" and you got 17". Second important fact is you rode it for 2 months reducing...
07-25-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By PeterG1185

the funniest part of that is the guy gained...

the funniest part of that is the guy gained around 50lbs for every second of footage. At first he looked a normal weight and by the end you realize he should be pedaling his fat ass uphill instead of...
07-25-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By PeterG1185

its probably a 1" steerer, and if thats the case...

its probably a 1" steerer, and if thats the case then marazoochi still makes some 1" steerer tube forks. if its 1.25" you're screwed, and if its 1.125 you've got every option in the world. My guess...
07-25-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By PeterG1185

i guess the debate we were having earlier just...

i guess the debate we were having earlier just ended
07-24-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,553
Posted By PeterG1185

See i dont think you're understanding the...

See i dont think you're understanding the situation very well, and from your statements seem very immature and unable to understand view points other than your own. The reason the master mechanic who...
07-24-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,553
Posted By PeterG1185

i agree. your k-mart probably cost 100 tops, an...

i agree. your k-mart probably cost 100 tops, an entry level fork costs around the same. Theres no point in spending more upgrading a bike when a single component is worth more than the whole bike. I...
07-23-05, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By PeterG1185

Dont forget the Jamis Dragon. Top of the line...

Dont forget the Jamis Dragon. Top of the line Reynolds 835 steel tubing all the way round. I went from an FSR that never shifted to the Dragon and really havent looked back, and you can get the frame...
07-23-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By PeterG1185

Save the Bontrager and make it into a SS frame,...

Save the Bontrager and make it into a SS frame, very cool retro cruiser bike, and then the SC Blur is a great bike, but personally have never been a big fan of the manitou blacks. Get a Fox Float...
11-24-04, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By PeterG1185

there are a lot of 4-5" travel bikes that can be...

there are a lot of 4-5" travel bikes that can be raced recreationally. If you plan on doing a couple of races i'd suggest going with a 4-4 front and rear set up is definately capable of handling the...
08-23-04, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By PeterG1185

fixed gear is different than a singlespeed. With...

fixed gear is different than a singlespeed. With a fixed gear the gear is attached directly to the hub and the cranks move with the rear wheel. With a singlespeed it still has a freehub which allows...
08-04-04, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By PeterG1185

Hey stop chastising lets talk about what new...

Hey stop chastising

lets talk about what new bike hes gonna get
08-03-04, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By PeterG1185

very nice, very nice think they make a triad...

very nice, very nice

think they make a triad shock for old stumpy's?
07-29-04, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By PeterG1185

screw you and your sorry bike you happy?

screw you and your sorry bike

you happy?
07-29-04, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By PeterG1185

It all comes down to ego really. If you've been...

It all comes down to ego really. If you've been riding for 8 years and you think you want/deserve a high end 3K plus mtb you're gonna go out and get one. factors for this are dependability,...
07-29-04, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By PeterG1185

Any of the specialized,trek,giant bikes should...

Any of the specialized,trek,giant bikes should fit your bill fine for an $800 hardtail. As for the brakes a good set of hydraulics are great. You cant beat'em, but in a cheaper bike on that the...
07-28-04, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By PeterG1185

what he said, and i think the 717s are tubless...

what he said, and i think the 717s are tubless rims
07-28-04, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By PeterG1185

It's the limiting screw. Make sure they tighten...

It's the limiting screw. Make sure they tighten it for you otherwise the brakes will still feel spongey.
07-27-04, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By PeterG1185

didn't you just swear that those High Rollers...

didn't you just swear that those High Rollers were one of the best tires out there? Why would you care to change
07-27-04, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By PeterG1185

He said it, make sure if you're gonna build on it...

He said it, make sure if you're gonna build on it make sure a) the person who owns it doesn't mind it, or b) make sure it's far enough away from everything that the person who does own it wont notice...
07-26-04, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By PeterG1185

I have Hope Minis on my bike and they're no...

I have Hope Minis on my bike and they're no easier to maintain than Hayes, and actually are kind of finicky. Some shops won't deal with them since they can be so touchy. When they're working they're...
07-26-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By PeterG1185

tighten down the limiting screw on them. That'll...

tighten down the limiting screw on them. That'll make it so there's less throw in the lever
07-26-04, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By PeterG1185

i'd go decent car and decent bike. That way you...

i'd go decent car and decent bike. That way you dont run the risk of either of them being really sh*tty and breaking on you
07-25-04, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,068
Posted By PeterG1185

show me a pic of the 7' drop and then we'll talk...

show me a pic of the 7' drop and then we'll talk about them being tough
07-25-04, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,369
Posted By PeterG1185

nice bike, nice deal. You better get it if you...

nice bike, nice deal. You better get it if you can afford it
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