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07-07-17, 12:00 AM
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Posted By hooligan

Anyone here in SF?

I used to ride a bit of street/trials on my NS Suburban and I'm looking for some new folks to kick it with. I moved into the city recently and lost all my riding buddies. Mostly interested in riding...
09-15-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By hooligan

For my scenario, I would've either chosen to...

For my scenario, I would've either chosen to replace the pads or blowtorch them. I already applied solvents and sanded the rotors. No additional performance was gained from doing so, so I chose to...
09-15-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By hooligan

Whoa, let's turn down the hostility. Do you work...

Whoa, let's turn down the hostility. Do you work for Shimano?

Most items on bikes are not guaranteed to withstand abuse - and I acknowledge it. No shifter/lever on your bike has any guarantee that...
09-14-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By hooligan

1) Yes, of course, I took the pads out of the...

1) Yes, of course, I took the pads out of the caliper.
2) I should've supported the pad so that it wasn't laying on the fins while I torched them. I did not expect the aluminum to heat enough to...
09-14-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hooligan

Thanks for the advice. What do you use for bolt...

Thanks for the advice. What do you use for bolt torquing for allen keys? I have torque wrenches that I use for my car stuff, but bike stuff is quite a bit smaller.

My sentiment wasn't supposed to...
09-14-16, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hooligan

Slightly overtorqued, but definitely not by much....

Slightly overtorqued, but definitely not by much. I had just got the body flush to the adaptor and done another 3/4ths turn, ish? Still, never had this happen with other brakes.


I was looking at...
09-13-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hooligan

Okay, so what can $250 can get me in brakes?

Edit:
Guide RSs or old Avid X0 Trails? Any other 4 piston brakes to be had for under 250?

Trying to get a set of brakes to replace the shimano SLX and Deores on my bikes. I don't trust the...
09-10-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By hooligan

Yep, the fins breaking isn't a really big deal to...

Yep, the fins breaking isn't a really big deal to me and is definitely not a design fault. That's not really something they're built to withstand. It didn't even have to do with a different thermal...
09-10-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By hooligan

Why I'll never buy another Shimano brake.

I've owned XTR hydros, SLX hydros and Deore Hydros.

XTRs (brake piston failure)
These XTR disc brakes had amazing performance. However, after about 4-5 years of light use, performance dropped...
12-30-12, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,593
Posted By hooligan

So I think you're actually going to come out on...

So I think you're actually going to come out on the bad side if you try to sell an old bike. People won't appreciate the parts for the amount that they are worth. If you intend on keeping with...
12-30-12, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By hooligan

Very curious with why you feel inspired to go for...

Very curious with why you feel inspired to go for simple stuff. Is it because you find that your current bike has too many breakable parts / high maintenance parts? Do you want a beater-like bike?
...
12-30-12, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By hooligan

Yup. Enduro seals cause far too much stiction...

Yup. Enduro seals cause far too much stiction (and stanchion wear) and are not a high performance product. Stick with the original seals and learn to do fork maintenance yourself. Worth saving the...
12-09-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By hooligan

I personally do not support the LBS's in Canada...

I personally do not support the LBS's in Canada since they are ripping folks off and they know it. They play dumb and hate if you buy from the internet but when the internet is 50% of the price AFTER...
12-09-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By hooligan

A quick review of the 2009 SID Team & Jagwire Cables/Housing

Hey everyone,

It's been a _long_ time since I posted here. 3-4 years ish. I wonder if anyone is still around from that time...danka24 turned something turned Dannhilator and so on....

Anywho,...
08-21-08, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By hooligan

Did you get your K2 from a Sportchek? Cheaper...

Did you get your K2 from a Sportchek? Cheaper designs typically do not have any anti-bob technology. You'll be spending quite a bit to get a FS with a good system (about 700-800 for a used and twice...
08-21-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By hooligan

Canadian online bike shops

It's been a while since I've posted. Can't quite find any online bikeshops that will ship for less than 20 bucks for any item anymore...bikeshed and bikeroom are no more. There's bikecanada but their...
12-22-07, 12:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By hooligan

Hydro's are more "rigid" (no stretch, liquid...

Hydro's are more "rigid" (no stretch, liquid doesn't expand) and give you a more accurate feel of the brake, but good cable brakes (bb7s, anything with a nice bearing and cable) will float your boat....
06-18-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,933
Posted By hooligan

That trek fuel is 1.4k, new isn't it? How much is...

That trek fuel is 1.4k, new isn't it? How much is the roadie new? o_O If this trade works out, I'm sure both people would be incredibly happy with their rides.

Man, that trek is sweet.
04-14-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,835
Posted By hooligan

The Gold Labels from Manitou are not too highly...

The Gold Labels from Manitou are not too highly priced either. I have one and I love it.
04-09-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,981
Posted By hooligan

I think there's a lot of people who'd wish that...

I think there's a lot of people who'd wish that ODI would make their screws out of steel. .

Pretentious people...yeah eveoyone needs to use the right tool for the right job and it will work......
03-28-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By hooligan

I am SORRY for being a jerk. However, I have...

I am SORRY for being a jerk.

However, I have to say, it is NATURAL to feel your legs burning after 10 minutes if you are out of shape. If you have never felt your legs burn, you have not...
02-17-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By hooligan

If it came with a judy TT... it doesn't mean...

If it came with a judy TT... it doesn't mean much.

If warranty says up to 120mm, then 120mm is the max. Although , the 4500 is not a FR bike and increasing the travel will make it feel taller and...
01-31-07, 09:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,298
Posted By hooligan

Those are your words. Not mine. I am saying that...

Those are your words. Not mine. I am saying that buying the best for your money is all you can do. It is the truth.



Well obviously, I'm trying to go push against your little love of snobbery...
01-31-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,298
Posted By hooligan

Maelstrom, regardless of the fact that you have a...

Maelstrom, regardless of the fact that you have a red star instead of a blue star, I still respect you as much as I did before. This is simply a matter of me getting my point across.

Let me...
01-31-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,298
Posted By hooligan

As for being hounded for my post, bring it on. If...

As for being hounded for my post, bring it on. If half the forum are a buncha negative fools anyways, there's no point for me to bother to kick around.

Just like in my TOPS program at school, some...
01-31-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,298
Posted By hooligan

I see I'm still remembered for my grip screw...

I see I'm still remembered for my grip screw accident. Hey, it was a tiny incident and the fact that I got a lot of heat for it just shows how a buncha people can't cope with a kid complaining about...
01-31-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,298
Posted By hooligan

The attitude sucks.

When some of the younger teens or older people even come along "bikeforums", one of the most easily found forums on bikes, they expect for the forum to be able to cope with anyone with any...
01-31-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,152
Posted By hooligan

Also, a stumpjumper HT vs similarly priced Epic...

Also, a stumpjumper HT vs similarly priced Epic would allow the stumpjumper to have better components and be lighter. Some people prefer the snappy feeling of HTs too.
01-31-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,152
Posted By hooligan

Wow half the posts in here didn't even contribute...

Wow half the posts in here didn't even contribute to the original threadmaker.

HTs vs FS.

HTs can be divided into several different categories, as can FS.

HT can be cross country, trail...
01-15-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By hooligan

Try boiling them? Sanding if you HAVE to.

Try boiling them? Sanding if you HAVE to.
Forum: BMX
01-09-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By hooligan

Yes. Furthermore, there is a possibility your...

Yes. Furthermore, there is a possibility your wheel is untrue? In which it may appear centered at times and rub other times.
12-25-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By hooligan

tab clicking advertisements - does it give you money?

exactly as my thread says, I tab click the ads and want to know if it aids you guys.
12-25-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By hooligan

Well, alot of people buy enduro seals for their...

Well, alot of people buy enduro seals for their sealing capabilities, so they expect stiction. Also, you don't notice the effect of stiction after 3-4 rides, you get used to it (performance is still...
12-23-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By hooligan

Sure a bunch of people know it, but fox takes it...

Sure a bunch of people know it, but fox takes it for granted that their customers are expecting to pay more to fix a fork that is a known defect. If every marzocchi fork had the same problem as the...
12-23-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By hooligan

Serious disapointment

Hey,

Here to write a final (after a season of riding) review on the fox vanilla rl 2005. I know they have changed their designs, but this should be said.

Foxracingshox is a large company, no?...
11-30-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By hooligan

The advice of the people who haven't had their...

The advice of the people who haven't had their fork break is good. However, I am in that small/medium fraction of people who had their FOX fork disappoint them. In maintainance, it has cost me 180...
09-16-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By hooligan

Looks solid, but personally, I dislike the...

Looks solid, but personally, I dislike the colour. By itself, it looks good, but in DJ surroundings, I find it a little clashy. I'm a picky person >_<.
09-16-06, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By hooligan

Nice. How'd you keep the momentum?

Nice. How'd you keep the momentum?
09-15-06, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By hooligan

Feel happy, of course! 1)it's a gift 2)your...

Feel happy, of course!
1)it's a gift
2)your boyfriend bought it for you, makes it that much special-er
3)it's a bike!

:D:D

Ride on!

PS: As far as I can tell, that's one great bike! It...
09-08-06, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By hooligan

Press fitted bearings in a headset

Hey,

I recently ordered a Nukeproof Matrix headset that came in the mail today. I'm pretty happy about it, the construction seems innovative (though it's old. the top cap IS the contact surface...
08-28-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By hooligan

For me, I get that moment when I get...

For me, I get that moment when I get self-gratification, when I hit a new drop, or hit a new jump. As soon as I'm truly airborne and doing something a little progressive, I get that feeling. It's why...
08-24-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By hooligan

www.dropmachine.com is a good southern ontario...

www.dropmachine.com is a good southern ontario mountain biking forum/site.
08-19-06, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By hooligan

www.dropmachine.com Toronto/Ontario based forum....

www.dropmachine.com Toronto/Ontario based forum. Check on there. Im bluewaker, so yeah, if you want to sign up with a referral, there's my name.
08-18-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 732
Posted By hooligan

Was part of this shot in ontario? I remember...

Was part of this shot in ontario? I remember seeing the same tricks in the same locations on a Full Tide Films video (also by riders) about a month ago.

eDIT: some of those are from the FTF vids....
07-17-06, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,168
Posted By hooligan

Wow. This thread had no point, but I have a few...

Wow. This thread had no point, but I have a few contributions.

1) For 1000 dollars, you can't put good grade components on a dual suspension bike. Perhaps you didn't see that.
2) Considering eBay...
07-15-06, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By hooligan

There are several things you may want to keep in...

There are several things you may want to keep in mind...although buying books is great, and supports authors to keep writing useful books, you may find info that you need on the internet.

Here are...
07-15-06, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 976
Posted By hooligan

I noticed this....about a year ago. Which is why...

I noticed this....about a year ago. Which is why I hardly come on the forums anymore.
07-15-06, 12:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By hooligan

I long gave up on replacing tubes. I patch with...

I long gave up on replacing tubes. I patch with patch glue, a cut tube and sand paper. Works darn well, and is much cheaper. Haven't had a single patch fail on me at 60psi and riding for over 75...
06-21-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,355
Posted By hooligan

I weight 130lbs, and I'm pretty hard on my bike...

I weight 130lbs, and I'm pretty hard on my bike at times (quite a few crashes every ride, messed up bunnyhops, and such) and my rhynolite XLs laced to deore have hardly a 1mm wobble, after 3 months...
06-17-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,791
Posted By hooligan

Frame warranty - Cracked at a weld, meaning it...

Frame warranty - Cracked at a weld, meaning it was either a weak weld, or something, but it doesn't seem like you really "abused" it. Warranty, if you should want to save money!!
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