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05-30-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,960
Posted By Bokkie

Four years on and thought I'd login for old...

Four years on and thought I'd login for old time's sake and see if there is anything else I can consider doing to the shock. The bike's stripped down and packed in the loft. The shock I removed years...
12-03-12, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,960
Posted By Bokkie

It's a pain in the proverbial for sure. I went to...

It's a pain in the proverbial for sure. I went to the shop I bought the bike from but they've closed down where they are and are reopening in a different location in some ****e location to get to....
12-01-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,960
Posted By Bokkie

Thanks reptilezs. I read it through but it...

Thanks reptilezs. I read it through but it doesn't give any help on freeing a stuck axle or one that seems a bit wrecked like mine. I'll take some pics to the shop tomorrow and see if they have any...
12-01-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,960
Posted By Bokkie

20mm thru axle removal problem.

Front shock: RS Psylo, 20mm axle.

Pics show my 20mm axle. I released the two lever things at the bottom of each fork. I then pulled out the bar of the axle and wound it out. As you can see the...
08-21-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Bokkie

Alpha Hound, don't get me wrong, Cannondale have...

Alpha Hound, don't get me wrong, Cannondale have and do make some excellent bikes. I sometimes wonder though if the 20mm axle was a step too far. A brilliant solution to a questionable problem. I...
08-19-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Bokkie

That's where it got confusing. My tire is stamped...

That's where it got confusing. My tire is stamped 54-559 and 26x2.1. My wife's Raleigh road bike is stamped 700x38C. For some reason and reading that 26" and 29" are common, her old bike (which...
08-19-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Bokkie

Knowing what I know now, I'd have saved my money...

Knowing what I know now, I'd have saved my money and bought something else. It was a dealer's clear-out special price. It's a bit of a lemon. I used to like it when I first got it but there are...
08-17-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Bokkie

Thanks davidad. I emailed them but the chap who...

Thanks davidad. I emailed them but the chap who replied said he's not too aware of UST issues. I went to Evans at Gatwick and they'll have a tyre for me to look at when they open Saturday morning. Is...
08-17-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Bokkie

Not so. It was fit for purpose when I first...

Not so. It was fit for purpose when I first bought it about eight years ago. It's me thats changed. Not all of us can afford other bikes. I have to make do with what I've got and that's why I'm...
08-16-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Bokkie

Mavic 3.1 UST rims - alternative tires.

My Cannondale Gemini came fitted with Mavic 3.1 UST rims and those rather OTT 20mm axles. I spend most of my time cycling on the road and I was wondering what my options are on using alternative 26"...
03-22-05, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Bokkie

Creaky-weakey bb.

About 6 months ago I fitted a new top-of-the-range Shimano bb and a new XTR front mech to my Gemini. Being winter time UK, I've only used the bike mostly for few minute commutes to work and back....
02-28-05, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bokkie

We were in Florence, Italy, on March 10th last...

We were in Florence, Italy, on March 10th last year when I turned 50. I sat for almost an hour in front of Botticelli's The birth of Venus in the Uffizi delighting in all that Florence had to offer....
01-20-05, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Bokkie

That's way too slow. I turned 50 last year and I...

That's way too slow. I turned 50 last year and I did my first ever marathon in 1hr 45 mins; swim 36 miles in 3 hrs 14 mins; sprint 8.3 secs for the 100 meters; lift 325Kg bench press; 'service' 25...
12-31-04, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Bokkie

I can't get access to that thread anymore. I...

I can't get access to that thread anymore. I guess it was zapped by the mods?
12-29-04, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Bokkie

Denver, I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek in...

Denver,

I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek in my previous reply but I agree with where you are coming from. A while back we had a class-A wank*er by the name of KleinMp99 who used to really piss...
12-29-04, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Bokkie

Denver, I just voted for you. Any man who's...

Denver,

I just voted for you. Any man who's come through life having to endure what you've had to is entitled to be a bit grouchy, now and then. I probably pissed Koffee off with my comments but...
11-27-04, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Bokkie

Then stick with what you've got and stop carping...

Then stick with what you've got and stop carping on about it.

Twist shifters are all you get from SRAM if you want a decent setup. There is no comparison between the two. SRAM XO is superior to...
11-12-04, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Bokkie

Thanks for attaboys, guys! :beer:

Thanks for attaboys, guys! :beer:
11-12-04, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bokkie

zonatandem, Sarie Marais? Very sad, very,...

zonatandem,

Sarie Marais? Very sad, very, very sad to hear you could sing that song! I grew up thinking that only sub-zero intellects van die platteland took part in it.
:D
11-11-04, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Bokkie

Yehaa! Just got my cardiologist report.

Following the minor heart attack in August I had the treadmill test 3 weeks ago. I got the report by post today. I was tested on the Bruce Protocol tradmill test and my cardiologist rated my...
11-11-04, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,470
Posted By Bokkie

Night riding is awesome. You see things at night...

Night riding is awesome. You see things at night on the trails that look spooky, real spooky! I find there is an adrenaline rush as well as there is the natural anticipation that something is going...
11-10-04, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,732
Posted By Bokkie

The Mule is ok if you want to carry minimum items...

The Mule is ok if you want to carry minimum items but as a day-sack it is too small for what I need to carry around. The Deuter is not bad but the absence of decent pocket space inside pisses me off...
11-08-04, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bokkie

Your legs may be zapping you on account of...

Your legs may be zapping you on account of nothing more than anaerobic fatigue. You cannot sustain anaerobic for the same amount of time you can aerobic. You may well catch your buddies on the flat...
11-08-04, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bokkie

Denver Fox. As we say in afrikaans "Gelukkig...

Denver Fox. As we say in afrikaans "Gelukkig Verjaarsdag" or Happy Birthday elsewhere. Congrats on reaching 65. Now try this you sloth: ride 65 miles, go to the gym and press 65Kg 65 times. 65...
11-08-04, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bokkie

Short lizard or large iguana, it matters not. ...

Short lizard or large iguana, it matters not.

Remember, from little acorns mighty oaks do grow.
11-02-04, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,896
Posted By Bokkie

I installed SRAM XO shifters a year ago. I've...

I installed SRAM XO shifters a year ago. I've never looked back and I've never shifted out of gear by mistake. The other types of shifters are for wusses! :p
10-31-04, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Bokkie

I agree with stapfam. I live maybe 40 miles from...

I agree with stapfam. I live maybe 40 miles from his part of the world and it has been a really unpleasantly wet summer. My local trails are mostly in the forest area near home and the undergrowth is...
10-31-04, 01:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bokkie

I'm with lotek. I think recording miles is for...

I'm with lotek. I think recording miles is for wusses!:)

To be sure, I do have a Garmin 201 Forerunner fitted on my bars and I use that when I go for recreational rides, not because I need to know...
10-26-04, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Bokkie

Thanks for the 'attaboy' guys!

Thanks for the 'attaboy' guys!
10-25-04, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Bokkie

I have that slight problem in my left thumb only....

I have that slight problem in my left thumb only. Nothing too painful I admit but I find rotating the thumb around in big circles gives me some feedback about the discomfort. It seems to be easing...
10-25-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Bokkie

Yeeha! Just had my cardio test.

This evening I went to the hospital for my cardio treadmill test. Result: everything is back to normal. The test was quite intensive and the physiologist who did the test complemented me on my...
10-22-04, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Bokkie

Could be you ride like crap! :D

Could be you ride like crap!
:D
10-14-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bokkie

Let's see here, I was 23 in 1977. At that time I...

Let's see here, I was 23 in 1977. At that time I recall it was a stupid time of life, what with dope, LSD, and wasted chances. It was a great time for music, with Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead,...
10-14-04, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Bokkie

I tired competing in a 24hr race, had a minor...

I tired competing in a 24hr race, had a minor heart attack, and I've now been banned by two cardiologists from competing. A brilliant career brought to an end, at 50! :D
10-11-04, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Bokkie

Sounds like a serious balls-up. Take it back, get...

Sounds like a serious balls-up. Take it back, get them to put on the correct front mech.
10-10-04, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bokkie

Raiyn, thanks for the heads-up on the hub issue -...

Raiyn, thanks for the heads-up on the hub issue - I never knew about that so I'll explore further.

DieselDan, the Cannondale Gemini headtube is onepointfive. I'm using a RockShox factory fitted...
10-09-04, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bokkie

Lefty installation.

I've been offered a reasonable deal on a onepointfive Lefty strut. Lefty is Cannondale, my frame is a Cannondale Gemini, so all things considered, I'd imagine a Lefty should just drop into my head...
10-08-04, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bokkie

Stop farting, will ya!

Stop farting, will ya!
10-08-04, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Bokkie

It was the valve. I got a replacement from the...

It was the valve. I got a replacement from the lbs and since then I've not had a deflation on the front wheel in 2 days so it looks ok now. I looked at the old valve and the rubber seal that fits on...
10-07-04, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Bokkie

Following my minor heart attack during a 24hr mtb...

Following my minor heart attack during a 24hr mtb race, I was started on statins. I resist taking them as they are a solution to a problem that does not (for me) exist. There is a tendency to think...
10-05-04, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,398
Posted By Bokkie

I've only got time to answer question 1. ...

I've only got time to answer question 1.

Cannondale Gemini 1000 (Black, SRAM XO).

The best looking bike and the best bike in the world. The rest of you are riding mouse farts when compared to...
10-05-04, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,528
Posted By Bokkie

Take it easy. Better to ride on a trainer in the...

Take it easy. Better to ride on a trainer in the controlled environment of the home or the gym where you can be quickly helped, than to be on the road (or off) and a long way from home or hospital if...
10-05-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Bokkie

If we are talking about having a piss, then...

If we are talking about having a piss, then frequent is relative. At the time of my Type 1 diagnosis I was consuming about 8 liters of water a day and urinating every 30-40 mins, even during the...
10-05-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Bokkie

I replace my Conti 2.6 tubeless tires with Conti...

I replace my Conti 2.6 tubeless tires with Conti 2.1's. My front wheel would then always deflate every 2-3 days or so. I removed the tire and checked the rim but I can find no evidence of rim damage...
10-03-04, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By Bokkie

That seat should be patented and sold as The...

That seat should be patented and sold as The Original Arse Scraper! An instant cure for piles!
10-03-04, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Bokkie

retro, what do you mean when you say "the...

retro,

what do you mean when you say "the use of my full vocabulary"? Does that mean you'd swear at the shifter until eventually it adjusts itself because it can't handle the torrent of verbal...
10-03-04, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,073
Posted By Bokkie

froze, that might be me you refer to or imply...

froze, that might be me you refer to or imply leastways! I'm nothing less than fastidious when it comes to post ride bike cleans. Every 3rd ride or so I take a damp and oily cloth and run the chain...
10-02-04, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,073
Posted By Bokkie

I live in the UK too. I've been using a 'dry'...

I live in the UK too. I've been using a 'dry' lube on my SRAM chain for about 2 yrs. I've never had a problem. I find my chain looks just as sh1tty on a wet lube as a dry. I tend to use less oil on...
10-02-04, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Bokkie

Guys, Maybe this is normal as I've lived...

Guys,

Maybe this is normal as I've lived with the problem for about 2 yrs now. I just upgraded my front mech from LX to XTR. It shifts better and smoother but there has always been a nagging...
10-02-04, 01:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,414
Posted By Bokkie

Just as long as you sit down and keep yer big...

Just as long as you sit down and keep yer big mouth shut! Give us any cr$p and I'll personally throw you back in the under-50 sewer you crept out of.
:mad:
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