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03-25-10, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Brushy

I'm not sure what you mean by precise...

I'm not sure what you mean by precise handling/point and shoot? Please elaborate :)

Geometry of a small superlight based on a 471mm fork =
top tube: 21.8"
head tube: 3.5"
head tube: 71 degrees...
03-24-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Brushy

I'm 5'3.5" and weigh 135 (all muscle ;)). ...

I'm 5'3.5" and weigh 135 (all muscle ;)).

The frame says travel between 100 and 120, but I'm not sure what the differences within that range would mean?

I'd say not super top of the line, but...
03-24-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Brushy

haha right on! Rattle away! I guess first of...

haha right on! Rattle away!

I guess first of all, I'm not sure what brands to go check out for all the different parts?

Also, how do I know how much travel I want in my fork/shock?

Also...
03-24-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Brushy

Building my first mountain bike

Stupid? Meh, I like building stuff a lot.

And I tore my ACL last season and had reconstruction in January, so I'm laid up for the rest of the summer, and I thought what better way than to...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By Brushy

I can relate. I have the worst time falling...

I can relate. I have the worst time falling asleep, and if I'm getting up at 5am to ride in, then any later than 9pm to bed is less than 8 hours of sleep. It's pretty impossible.

Every morning...
08-01-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Brushy

How much would you pay ?

http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?arc=2006&sid=06Hardrock

Used, but not at all abused.

Also, the brake levers are Deore V-brake but the brakes are Avid BB5s? Does this make a...
07-31-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,028
Posted By Brushy

How come they cost so much? Is the cost worth it?...

How come they cost so much? Is the cost worth it? Or are you paying more for the name than for better gear?
Forum: Commuting
07-31-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Brushy

We've been getting a lot of rain here too, pretty...

We've been getting a lot of rain here too, pretty much every day. But it's my first summer commuting, so maybe I'm being conditionned to ride in crap weather so next summer when it's nice it'll be...
07-30-09, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,028
Posted By Brushy

But that's what I don't get because they don't...

But that's what I don't get because they don't seem resized to me at all, they seem exactly the same, same geometry, same components. No comprendo.

What is their bad reputation??
07-29-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,028
Posted By Brushy

Santa Cruz bikes

Hey guys!

I posted in the MTB forum a few months ago, but ended up getting a commuter bike instead. Now I'm back looking for a mtb after I've saved a few paychecks :)

I was wondering why no...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Brushy

Great advice, thanks! It's not the cold...

Great advice, thanks!

It's not the cold that I think makes it impossible to commute in the winter, it's the snow. The snowbanks get so high and encroaching that there's barely enough room for two...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Brushy

dudette ;) Thanks for all the tips! I have a...

dudette ;)

Thanks for all the tips! I have a lock (Kryptonite Evolution). I don't have lights though or any tools, so those are great ideas!

Also, cleaning my chain - is this hard? Am I going...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Brushy

Oh another question: What about chain lube?...

Oh another question:

What about chain lube? What's a good kind? How do I know if I need some?
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Brushy

New commuter update

Hello friends!

So, after reading tons and getting a lot of great advice from some of you, I bought my Kona JTS and started commuting.

I friggen love it.

I go so fast and I feel like I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Brushy

I couldn't afford clipless shoes right away so...

I couldn't afford clipless shoes right away so the guy at the shop switched out the pedals for me no extra $$ and let me keep the clipless pedals and all so that when I can save some cash, I don't...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Brushy

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy151/Brushy/IM...

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Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Brushy

hahaha ok I'll go take some pics... So I...

hahaha ok I'll go take some pics...

So I just took my first ride on it ever (~10 km). So awesome. I was passing my boyfriend on every hill. It's the greatest!

Pics to come...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Brushy

New commuting bike!

Hey guys!

So a few weeks ago, I posted some questions about commuting bikes and I got seriously awesome answers.

So after taking some of your advice and riding some bikes, I chose (and bought)...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,691
Posted By Brushy

Holy. Moly. All of your posts were super...

Holy. Moly.

All of your posts were super helpful! Thanks!

So I've read through all of them (and made notes) and have some follow-ups:

1. I've been to approximately 320392408029 LBSs. It...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,691
Posted By Brushy

Newbie's brain is about to explode

Hello!

Ok, I have researched so much I can't keep anything straight anymore.

My deal: I want to ride to work (10km each way) and also take some longer trips on the weekends (100+kms). I'd...
05-25-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Brushy

Right on. Thanks. I'll try to get a pic asap.

Right on. Thanks. I'll try to get a pic asap.
05-25-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Brushy

Ya I think I'd be able to get a pic of me on it. ...

Ya I think I'd be able to get a pic of me on it.

And how am I supposed to feel in that area if the bike fits me right? For sure it doesn't feel like I'm super stretched out, but I don't remember...
05-25-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Brushy

Heh.. giblets. No, not an entire bust. It's...

Heh.. giblets.

No, not an entire bust. It's really nice actually, I'm just worried it's too big for me.

If the SOH rule is crap, how can I tell if something fits me in reach?

And ya about...
05-25-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Brushy

XC trail vs. XC race bikes

Hey everyone!

So I'm still searching for my first real mountain bike and I have a question.

I was wondering what the difference between XC trail and XC race bikes are? I'm having a bit of a...
05-21-09, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brushy

Hello again! So I went to see the Kona finally...

Hello again! So I went to see the Kona finally last night (the guy was out of town before). I really like the bike but I have a couple of questions.

#1: When I shifted the gears, sometimes they...
Forum: Introductions
05-11-09, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Brushy

Ya I'm pretty pumped for geocaching here! I've...

Ya I'm pretty pumped for geocaching here! I've heard it's great!

I lived in Prince George, went to the University of Northern BC... A great few years, but definitely time to come back to...
Forum: Introductions
05-08-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Brushy

Hey from Chelsea, Quebec

Hello!

Recently moved from Northern, BC to Chelsea, Quebec. Chelsea is right next to Gatineau Park where outdoor sports are pretty popular, including mountain biking. I just finished grad school,...
05-08-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brushy

Ok, big dents on the frame. Usage and wearing on...

Ok, big dents on the frame. Usage and wearing on the cassette and chainring - what does that look like? Also, is there a way to know how the other components are doing?

Oh I'm on it. :)
05-07-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brushy

That's what I was wondering too (about why the...

That's what I was wondering too (about why the Devinci didn't sell).

Is Kona Canadian? I didn't even know that!

What about hydraulic vs. mechanical brakes? I know there are lots of threads, and...
05-07-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brushy

greenpeppers: why do you bring up that they...

greenpeppers: why do you bring up that they stopped making the Kikapu? Is it because it's no good?
05-07-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brushy

Thanks for the first few opinions! I was...

Thanks for the first few opinions!

I was wondering about the components... Obviously I don't want crappy components, but I don't really know what qualifies as 'crappy'. The Devinci has mostly...
05-07-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Brushy

Deciding on my first bike

So, I wanna buy a bike.

:)

I've started my search but haven't finished it, but wanted some advice on what I've seen so far.

This will be my first serious bike. But I've been dying to get...
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