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12-08-06, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,273
Posted By leadheadnc

What wheels are you riding?

I'm looking into building my own wheels and wondered, what is everyone else riding?

Hand-built or factory-built?

If you built them or had them built, what did you look for or specify?
12-04-06, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By leadheadnc

what do you weigh? What size frame?

what do you weigh? What size frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By leadheadnc

This is just funny... In fact, the other day...

This is just funny...

In fact, the other day I'm riding hwy 65 thru Rural Hall. It's a three lane road, so room to pass is plenty. Anyways, I see some dude riding a scooter with a hat under his...
09-19-05, 09:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,093
Posted By leadheadnc

Why is mountain bikers have to defend their...

Why is mountain bikers have to defend their "I-can-kick-your-ass" status??? Typically, the roadies that DO piss you off with the snobbish attitudes are scared of the dirt, so the uptight nature of...
09-19-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By leadheadnc

Brian, for $350, you've got some good choices in...

Brian, for $350, you've got some good choices in forks. Fox is undoubtedly one of the best, but how good a fork you will get used is up in the air. For that amount, you can buy a NEW Manitou Black...
08-15-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,117
Posted By leadheadnc

I ride 3 days during the week if possible,...

I ride 3 days during the week if possible, anywhere between 6pm and 10 pm. I usually get in one night ride every two weeks, depending on weather.

If I ride on weekends, I ride EARLY on...
06-28-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,720
Posted By leadheadnc

"Baseball players pee on their hands, it makes...

"Baseball players pee on their hands, it makes them harder. Just random information."

maybe they dont have enough to hold onto...
06-07-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By leadheadnc

I know I've had to venture out by the trees three...

I know I've had to venture out by the trees three or four times since I've been riding. Each time I was lucky enough to be toting a towel or wetwipes or something to clean up with...

The good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,498
Posted By leadheadnc

I just got a 1000 last weekend, and although it...

I just got a 1000 last weekend, and although it was brand NEW, I did some adjusting and altered the shifting. With the Sora front der., I had to leave a little slack in the cable to ake it shift. ...
06-03-05, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,752
Posted By leadheadnc

I wouldn't give more than $400-$500 for the bike...

I wouldn't give more than $400-$500 for the bike you described, and that's if the components are in GReAT shape.
06-03-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By leadheadnc

If you're patient, you can find shifters on ebay...

If you're patient, you can find shifters on ebay for @ $20.00. Most of the time they are take-offs, so they are relatively new.

I wouldn't switch. I used Deore for two years before changing to...
05-27-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By leadheadnc

Besides making sure the suspension is beefed up...

Besides making sure the suspension is beefed up enough, I'd consider how much riding you're gonna do (how long, how far, how fast)

If you're just bee-bopping around, jumping, riding, for an hour...
05-27-05, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,778
Posted By leadheadnc

Diadora...I've had Shimano (which are good, too)...

Diadora...I've had Shimano (which are good, too) and Nikes (which were TOO narrow), but the Diadora Chili's I use now are GReAT...lightweight, snug and pretty adjustable...
05-18-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By leadheadnc

It all depends on how you want to ride, where you...

It all depends on how you want to ride, where you ride and why you want to ride...

If you must commute and ride when you can, get the hardtail - it's lighter (typically) and learning on a hardtail...
05-17-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By leadheadnc

You have to be willing to get on there and stay...

You have to be willing to get on there and stay on there. For two months, I tried to buy numerous Stumpjumpers, Fuels, Giants, Gary Fishers...and each time I got outbid. I even got knocked out once...
05-17-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By leadheadnc

King, NC...just north of Winston-Salem...@ 4...

King, NC...just north of Winston-Salem...@ 4 hours from Asheville.

There are some nice trails in the area (Hobby Park, Tanglewood, Owl's Roost, Westwood), but I'd also look into Uwharrie and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,355
Posted By leadheadnc

TREK -- Chevy (all round good bikes for everyone,...

TREK -- Chevy (all round good bikes for everyone, some high performance, some low)
SPECIALIZED -- Ford (lot like Trek, just different flavors)
CANNONDALE -- Dodge (lot like the last two, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,091
Posted By leadheadnc

For the past three years, I have used both, my...

For the past three years, I have used both, my LBS and online companies. Do I feel guilty taking an online-purchased part to the LBS to be installed? Yep, but you know what? They did it cheerfully...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,454
Posted By leadheadnc

I agree with telenick...quit bashing and just...

I agree with telenick...quit bashing and just find somewhere else to go.

I was once told that all trash-talking will do is make you look like trash (this came as I was bashing another painter). ...
03-31-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By leadheadnc

Any mountain biking around Pigeon Forge, TN?

My wife and I are getting ready to take a quick trip to the mountains. Does anyone here know of some trails around the Pigeon Forge area? Gatlinburg?

I wouldn't mind riding a little ways out of...
03-31-05, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By leadheadnc

It's a killer trail if you want to build speed. ...

It's a killer trail if you want to build speed. I went there one afternoon after a trip through Charlotte riding their local trails (Renaissance...Catawba was closed, unfortunately).

I had read...
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