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11-06-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By handlebarsfsr

derailleurhangers.com, they are machined hangers...

derailleurhangers.com, they are machined hangers so they are stronger than stock, shipping is very quick too.
11-06-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By handlebarsfsr

if im not mistaken, jensonusa or some mass...

if im not mistaken, jensonusa or some mass retailer sells brand new judy tt's for 55 bucks or so.
10-21-05, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i dont get it, wheres the mad skills?

i dont get it, wheres the mad skills?
09-15-05, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i have 2 friends with sets, both beat on them...

i have 2 friends with sets, both beat on them pretty regularly and they've held up fine for both. id say they are a quality set at a very good price.
09-15-05, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By handlebarsfsr

the shop i think is trying to screw you. ...

the shop i think is trying to screw you. marzocchi's crash replacment for its low end forks is a dj3 for 150 bucks plus the return of your broken fork. it should not bd 280 bucks. or go searching...
09-05-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,853
Posted By handlebarsfsr

welcome to the wonderful world of riding low end,...

welcome to the wonderful world of riding low end, short travel xc suspension forks.
09-04-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By handlebarsfsr

honestly, there aint a ton of difference between...

honestly, there aint a ton of difference between one rigid steel fork and another. get whatever is cheapest and corrected to the amoutn of fork travel your bike originally came with.
09-04-05, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By handlebarsfsr

all threadless stems are designed to be flipped. ...

all threadless stems are designed to be flipped. go for it.
09-01-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By handlebarsfsr

cheap and reliable, but zero bling- rhino...

cheap and reliable, but zero bling- rhino lites/deore hubs, i got a set off ebay for 75 bucks. the best set on there is obviously the outlaws, but those are probably overkill.
08-31-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By handlebarsfsr

neither. both are poor quality, with sub par...

neither. both are poor quality, with sub par power and modulation. save the $$ and get avids.
08-29-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By handlebarsfsr

no, they arent. those discs arent gonna work any...

no, they arent. those discs arent gonna work any better than the v brakes. save the 100 bucks, ride the bike until it needs new pads, and then upgrade to a set of avid bb7 cable discs. it wont...
08-20-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,689
Posted By handlebarsfsr

really thats funny, i have a 02 stinky primo that...

really thats funny, i have a 02 stinky primo that im running a 02 monster t on and i love it. a 100 mm single crown on a stinky p? come on dude, thats a joke.
07-30-05, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By handlebarsfsr

to my knowedge the lowest italian made marzocchis...

to my knowedge the lowest italian made marzocchis are the exr's, however i may be mistaken. that being said, being the owner of several nice marzocchi forks (2 z1 freerides/ mcr's, a super t and a...
07-30-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By handlebarsfsr

complete garbage. they are made by muchachos,...

complete garbage. they are made by muchachos, basically a super cheap mexican made knockoff of ancient marzocchi technology.
07-29-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By handlebarsfsr

the mx/mz is a pile of junk, not even made by...

the mx/mz is a pile of junk, not even made by marzocchi, but made by suntour in tiawan. save your $$, its not worth it for the "upgrade". if you only do xc on a hardtail, look for an inexpensive...
07-17-05, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By handlebarsfsr

kona hoss would be a good start, its specifically...

kona hoss would be a good start, its specifically built for big guys.
07-17-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By handlebarsfsr

if im not mistaken, the 03 dj1's are 130mm forks....

if im not mistaken, the 03 dj1's are 130mm forks. the stance on there is a very low 100mm fork, the dj is at least 2" taller. combine that with the 24" rear wheel and already slack 69* head angle,...
07-17-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i wouldnt put that fork on the p1. that bike is...

i wouldnt put that fork on the p1. that bike is made for a very low axle to crown height fork, like the stance. the dj1 will hugely rake out the bike and make it ride very poorly, espeically with...
07-14-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,485
Posted By handlebarsfsr

wait for the 2006 kona cowan ds. that sounds...

wait for the 2006 kona cowan ds. that sounds like EXACTLY what you want. http://kona.dk/bikeindex.php?bikeId=10094
07-14-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,769
Posted By handlebarsfsr

the enduro is more like a dawg, the sx trail is...

the enduro is more like a dawg, the sx trail is more of a coiler class bike. it depends on which bighit you choose, some of the older bighits had 5.5-6.5" travel and could work as decent xc bikes, i...
07-10-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,241
Posted By handlebarsfsr

so instead of bending or breaking the hanger, you...

so instead of bending or breaking the hanger, you bend your axle or you break the cage. guess what... no derailleur is indestructable, and the saint is incompatable with a lot of bikes (it uses a...
07-10-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 92,131
Posted By handlebarsfsr

oh i thought you meant recently. you should head...

oh i thought you meant recently. you should head up there again, they added a ton of stuff since last year, definitely worth the trip.
07-10-05, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i dont think a 30 lb marin qualifies in any way,...

i dont think a 30 lb marin qualifies in any way, shape, or form as a dh bike. the lightest dh bikes made are probably the cannondale gemini's, and those at race weight are around 35 lbs.
07-10-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 92,131
Posted By handlebarsfsr

yea, the guy who that happened to (the last jump...

yea, the guy who that happened to (the last jump on the lower dominion jumpline, the 30 foot table) is ok, didnt break his back. http://hcor.net/postt23035.html&sid=6c5e1c1b5f2400bbdd5564a2e117abf6...
07-09-05, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By handlebarsfsr

you live in nyc.. your 1 hour, if that, from...

you live in nyc.. your 1 hour, if that, from diablo. get out there and ride one day, you'll get into dh'ing really, really quick.
07-07-05, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,731
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i have a 2 dual crown bikes, and i think both...

i have a 2 dual crown bikes, and i think both ride quite well. for taller people, having the front end up higher feels very nice and makes the bike a lot easier to play around on.
07-07-05, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,241
Posted By handlebarsfsr

every one of my bikes is custom spec'ed and built...

every one of my bikes is custom spec'ed and built by myself, and ive built a number of bikes for my friends. buying smart and buying used saves tons of money and lets you have the bike of your...
07-06-05, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,731
Posted By handlebarsfsr

single crowns are far less stiff in the steerer...

single crowns are far less stiff in the steerer tube than dual crowns- its very simple. a single crown has one 1 1/8th" steerer tube above the crown, and thats it. its not the stiffest setup in the...
07-06-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,731
Posted By handlebarsfsr

dual crown forks (the ones with the fork tubes,...

dual crown forks (the ones with the fork tubes, called stanchions, that run almost to the handlebars and are "clamped" both below and above the head tube) put a lot more stress on the front end of...
07-06-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i just got a park pcs 9, works great, i can turn...

i just got a park pcs 9, works great, i can turn the bike in all kinds of different directions and its plenty stable, even with my 50lb fr bike clamped in it
07-05-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By handlebarsfsr

possibly. fixing metal is done by welding it,...

possibly. fixing metal is done by welding it, and it may be repairable.
07-05-05, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By handlebarsfsr

pass.. those bikes were very poor quality when...

pass.. those bikes were very poor quality when new, and even worse used. that looks like a 99 or 2000 vintage. i wouldnt waste your money.
07-04-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By handlebarsfsr

kona makes a "hoss" series of bikes made...

kona makes a "hoss" series of bikes made specifically for bigger guys, thats a hardtail, and their full suspension bikes are very well built and should stand up quite well to a man of your size. ...
07-04-05, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,964
Posted By handlebarsfsr

neither. a $300 full suspension bike is going to...

neither. a $300 full suspension bike is going to be garbage. you cant get a decent f/s bike for much less than 900 bucks. please check the "around $500 bike" thread, there are some suggestions in...
07-03-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By handlebarsfsr

email or call specialized, or go to your lbs and...

email or call specialized, or go to your lbs and have them look it up. or if you have it, look at the old one.
07-03-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,520
Posted By handlebarsfsr

theres no hard and fast rule, ride tires that fit...

theres no hard and fast rule, ride tires that fit the terrain. in flat, smooth areas, 1.95's or even smaller may be fine. up in the northeast, where theres no such thing as a flat, smooth trail,...
07-02-05, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By handlebarsfsr

most of the older 7 speeds were 130mm rear...

most of the older 7 speeds were 130mm rear spacing, the 8/9 and some later 7 speed is 135mm. and the spacing on the freewheel between 8/9 and 7 speed is different, and the cassette wont fit. your...
06-30-05, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By handlebarsfsr

get the proper sized shock, and get an avalanche...

get the proper sized shock, and get an avalanche dhs. that is THE best freeride/dh shock on the market, bar none.
06-29-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,260
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i had some older hayes mags that i could never...

i had some older hayes mags that i could never get to feel and work right. ive dh'ed on my avids twice (diablo mtn) and they have never failed me, faded, overheated, anything. when properly setup,...
06-29-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 338,038
Posted By handlebarsfsr

yes, b18c1. its the 3rd swap ive done (ls, then...

yes, b18c1. its the 3rd swap ive done (ls, then b20z2, now the gsr), and it will be boosted soon.

and a quick update on the stinky, its got a few new parts.
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06-14-05, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By handlebarsfsr

if you cant afford an avvy, i dont reccomend...

if you cant afford an avvy, i dont reccomend using those plates, they have a nasty tendancy to blow shocks very, very quickly. go to mtbr.com forums, the kona specific forum has a kona rep, his...
06-14-05, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By handlebarsfsr

the only shock that will handle the abuse of...

the only shock that will handle the abuse of those linkage plates (massive shock ratios are killer for rear suspensions) is an avalanche dhs. both betd and dangerboy reccomend avalanche's...
06-05-05, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By handlebarsfsr

exactly. ive been riding fullys for going on 6...

exactly. ive been riding fullys for going on 6 years now, and ive had a vanilla rc and now an avalanche, neither with propedal, and i dont get much bob. you have to have the feel of the suspension...
06-04-05, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By handlebarsfsr

first stinky was in 99, but it was a direct copy...

first stinky was in 99, but it was a direct copy of the 98 stab. and pedal bob city? compared to a hardtail maybe, but i dont think its bad at all, and i dont use a platform shock and my bike...
05-30-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 338,038
Posted By handlebarsfsr

2.35 irc kujo dh.

2.35 irc kujo dh.
05-29-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By handlebarsfsr

find the size of the shock- if memory serves, its...

find the size of the shock- if memory serves, its a 6.5x1.5". just unbolt it, use a vice to remove the old shock eyelet bushings, buy a new shock, and put the bushings in, bolt it back on. if you...
05-29-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 338,038
Posted By handlebarsfsr

brand new 2004 enduro pro frame (warranty...

brand new 2004 enduro pro frame (warranty replacment) with a custom build of mixed parts from my old bike and some other stuff

http://img285.echo.cx/img285/3526/img03620ec.jpg
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05-28-05, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,893
Posted By handlebarsfsr

if your gonna spend 300 bucks between the frame...

if your gonna spend 300 bucks between the frame and paint just buy a soul cycles (www.ridesoul.com) frame. they go for about 265 bucks, and you can get them painted in any number of colors. apply...
05-28-05, 07:30 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 92,131
Posted By handlebarsfsr

i live up near hartford, it took us a little over...

i live up near hartford, it took us a little over 2.5 hrs, but thats cus we were driving mad slow. mapquest it, that'll give you a good idea of the travel time.
05-27-05, 10:43 PM
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