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06-11-12, 04:03 PM
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Posted By 4evrplan

I got a replacement from the LBS. It turned out...

I got a replacement from the LBS. It turned out to be cheaper than ordering online, once you take shipping into account. I'm just waiting for cone wrenches to arrive in the mail. I'm pretty sure...
06-07-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

You're right dabac, it's hard to tell with the...

You're right dabac, it's hard to tell with the shape of the threads, but I think it's in the 9/9.5mm neighborhood. I'll take it to a hardware store after work and see what size nut threads on.
06-07-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

Ha! No. I'm really thin and about average to...

Ha! No. I'm really thin and about average to shortish height. Heaviest I've been is about 130 (out of shape with a desk job). Even so, converting to freehub's probably still a good idea. But,...
06-07-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

I know it's a good idea to support local business...

I know it's a good idea to support local business and all, but my LBS is truly horrendous, and I make it a point not to go there unless I have to. The only exception is if I'm in a big hurry and...
06-07-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

The axle is 8mm diameter. If I replace all the...

The axle is 8mm diameter. If I replace all the nuts and cones, could I use a larger diameter axle, or are hubs specific to a matching axle size? And, if I can size up the axle, do I have to replace...
06-06-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

If they're not aligned, is it okay to bend them...

If they're not aligned, is it okay to bend them into alignment? It's an aluminum frame.
06-06-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

I got home at took it apart. The axle sheared in...

I got home at took it apart. The axle sheared in half:
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So, my follow up question is "what should I replace it with?". I know little about axles/hubs/bearings, etc., but I know I want to...
06-06-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By 4evrplan

Rear wheel loose - axle or hub failure?

I've got a cheap big-box store Schwinn mountain bike, a Ridge AL (circa '08 - ish) that I use as my main transportation on my short commute to and from work (and occasionally off-road). Today, I was...
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08-05-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,218
Posted By 4evrplan

UK, I just saw this. Congratulations!

UK, I just saw this. Congratulations!
08-05-10, 03:55 PM
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Views: 1,152
Posted By 4evrplan

What happened to Ibex Bikes?

I didn't know anything about them, but was curious about Bail_Monkey's bike, so I turned to google, and their website says they'll be returning in the fall under new management. Did they sell out or...
08-05-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,406
Posted By 4evrplan

Are there any shops in your area that will lease...

Are there any shops in your area that will lease one to you and let you try it out on a familiar trail?
07-23-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,409
Posted By 4evrplan

Yeah, makes a lot of sense d. Makes me wonder...

Yeah, makes a lot of sense d. Makes me wonder why bikes don't typically have any more spread between chainrings, since you're only gaining two useful high ratios, and probably not many low ratios...
07-23-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,409
Posted By 4evrplan

Yikes, that's good to know. I guess I've been...

Yikes, that's good to know. I guess I've been lucky so far when I've tried it (but it drops the chain readily in other scenarios - like breathing on it).
07-23-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,409
Posted By 4evrplan

Oi. Is it so wrong to be curious about how other...

Oi. Is it so wrong to be curious about how other people do this? There's two ways to get better at something. One is lots and lots of trial and error, and since I don't get to ride much, I choose the...
07-23-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,409
Posted By 4evrplan

How do experienced people shift chainrings?

I almost never shift the front, but I'm wondering about proper technique. I mean, do you shift the front and rear at the same time, having memorized which combo. gives the next higher/lower ratio? ...
07-23-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By 4evrplan

+1 to what Sam said. I would just add that you...

+1 to what Sam said. I would just add that you can hear if the chain is rubbing so it's obvious when you need to move it just a bit more. It's pretty intuitive, and you'll get a feel for it really...
07-23-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By 4evrplan

A note about that SR Suntour M2000 fork on the...

A note about that SR Suntour M2000 fork on the Fuji: Maybe you won't abuse it like I did, but I destroyed that model fork in short order when I started riding trails. Though, to be honest, I'm a...
07-22-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By 4evrplan

Yep.

Yep.
07-22-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By 4evrplan

Well, no personal experience with it. I'd read...

Well, no personal experience with it. I'd read the reviews on mtbr.com. I seem to remember one or two of the year models of a specific DB having problems with frames cracking, but that might have...
07-22-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By 4evrplan

"Swiper no swiping."

"Swiper no swiping."
07-22-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By 4evrplan

Love how the lister wrote "no scammers", as if...

Love how the lister wrote "no scammers", as if that's going to stop them.
07-22-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By 4evrplan

I can't remember what all brands and models I've...

I can't remember what all brands and models I've seen, but I've seen some shops blowing out demos online. I think one of them was a Sortie 2, and maybe a few others. Might be worth looking around....
07-22-10, 08:13 AM
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Views: 12,243
Posted By 4evrplan

^^ Is that just in TN though?

^^ Is that just in TN though?
07-22-10, 07:50 AM
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Views: 712
Posted By 4evrplan

I ride with platforms in my normal everyday shoes...

I ride with platforms in my normal everyday shoes (adidas trail runners), but that's only because I'm too cheap to buy shoes just for biking and don't want to have to change all the time. If you are...
07-22-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By 4evrplan

^^ Ha. It definitely is beautiful in it's own...

^^ Ha. It definitely is beautiful in it's own way, but I think the desert gets overlooked 'cause it's not green. Incidentally, I bet you carry a lot of water (off topic perhaps, but the OP seems to...
07-21-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,112
Posted By 4evrplan

Well, it's good that you can let it roll off your...

Well, it's good that you can let it roll off your back like that. People aren't like that here, but this IS Texas. I can't think of anyone I've even seen riding the trails in lycra. The closest I...
07-21-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By 4evrplan

Please be patient if this doesn't sound as gentle...

Please be patient if this doesn't sound as gentle as I mean it too, but I'm just trying to help. You'll be doing yourself a favor by not buying an xmart bike, especially an FS. That entire bike...
07-21-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,112
Posted By 4evrplan

Where do you live, Moozh? I'll be sure not to...

Where do you live, Moozh? I'll be sure not to ride there. At least you've got us interwebz folks.
07-20-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By 4evrplan

Only 10 in a single ride. 16 in a day.

Only 10 in a single ride. 16 in a day.
07-20-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By 4evrplan

Don't try this at home: ...

Don't try this at home:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7TyakE8qw&feature=PlayList&p=66E4C388CB6A9A02&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=26
07-20-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,112
Posted By 4evrplan

Riding solo and in a group both have their...

Riding solo and in a group both have their advantages. As with anything, you weigh the risks and take precautions based on what you feel is worth it. I don't have armor on my roof for fear of...
07-20-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,004
Posted By 4evrplan

To annoy Michael Vandeman.

To annoy Michael Vandeman.
07-20-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,243
Posted By 4evrplan

1) Yes. 2) The least expensive one I can find...

1) Yes.
2) The least expensive one I can find that fits and meets CPSC standards.
07-20-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By 4evrplan

Not to mention the cantankerous young dudes. ...

Not to mention the cantankerous young dudes. Some of us may come across a bit strong, but they're really just trying to help in their own way. My cautionary tale - I bought a brand new big box...
07-16-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,325
Posted By 4evrplan

My eyes hurt.

My eyes hurt.
07-15-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,004
Posted By 4evrplan

^^ Now that you mention it, which of those two...

^^ Now that you mention it, which of those two would be a better option for me? Not that I'm overweight, mind you. :)
07-14-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,189
Posted By 4evrplan

^^Awesome! I'm getting burned out, but something...

^^Awesome! I'm getting burned out, but something tells me, if I lived there, I wouldn't.
07-14-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By 4evrplan

vintage igh on MTB

Anyone ever tried this with an inexpensive old 3-speed hub? Just curious.
07-14-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By 4evrplan

Hmm... Something tells me they wouldn't take too...

Hmm... Something tells me they wouldn't take too kindly to drilling holes into steel beams, but if it's those thin steel rod girder things, you could wire something to them. A lot of our dorms (I...
07-14-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By 4evrplan

Rafter? What's the official name for it?

Rafter? What's the official name for it?
07-14-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By 4evrplan

Get a couple of those big plastic coated hooks...

Get a couple of those big plastic coated hooks and hang it by the rims upside down from the ceiling. Make sure you get the hooks screwed into something significant like a stud.
07-14-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,878
Posted By 4evrplan

And, what kind of terrain/surface do you plan to...

And, what kind of terrain/surface do you plan to ride on. That will make a difference in the choice of tires.
07-08-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,766
Posted By 4evrplan

I'd think that's normal with an unfamiliar bike. ...

I'd think that's normal with an unfamiliar bike. Is it not?
07-07-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 304,525
Posted By 4evrplan

I'm not real happy the High Sierra Sport Company,...

I'm not real happy the High Sierra Sport Company, and here's why: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?660384-High-Sierra-Sport-Company-Dishonest&p=11074983#post11074983. Hopefully, none of us...
07-07-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By 4evrplan

[shivers at the thought of a female dminor]

[shivers at the thought of a female dminor]
07-07-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By 4evrplan

Maybe it's not a fit issue in your case, but it...

Maybe it's not a fit issue in your case, but it could be that it is and has just taken a while to get that bad.
07-07-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By 4evrplan

I do the same thing, and I suspect, like scozim...

I do the same thing, and I suspect, like scozim suggested, it is a fit issue. I only do it on the trail, because, well, if I don't I feel like I'll fall off or lose control (and then fall off).
07-07-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By 4evrplan

My v-brakes work great, so I'm not sure how...

My v-brakes work great, so I'm not sure how necessary discs are for you, especially on the road. Granted, I haven't used discs, but it seems like the main advantage is consistent performance in mud.
07-06-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By 4evrplan

+1

+1
07-06-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,390,988
Posted By 4evrplan

^^ Do you shop in MTB shoes? :lol:

^^ Do you shop in MTB shoes? :lol:
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