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02-07-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Fork Change... Geometry Question

Thought I would try here first.
I have a '96 Gary Fisher Mamba that I have slowly converted from old school mountain bike, to all-around, bike path, dirt road, commuter bike.
Currently, I have a...
07-29-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,968
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Yak in post #52...

Yak in post #52 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=52)
Bingo! I was going to reference that video.
Was interesting. Looks like steel will bend, bend, bend, then...
Forum: BMX
01-10-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,032
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I had an OM Flyer a few years ago, but it was the...

I had an OM Flyer a few years ago, but it was the aluminum version and it did just fine jumping, trail riding and cruising the bike path. The one you posted is cro-mo and would probably be even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Yeah, that's what i am talking about. Looks good....

Yeah, that's what i am talking about. Looks good. On mine )when I get it) I am thinking some 1.75" wheels/tires with some tread on them. I am going to go to the LBS this week to get some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Thanks. i looked all over and couldn't find that...

Thanks. i looked all over and couldn't find that info.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Alton M Fixie... Frame Material?

I have searched the web and can't find what the Alton M Fixie is made of. Cro-mo? 1010 steel?
I just saw one yesterday for the first time and I really dig it. Was kind of thinking of getting one,...
04-14-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,558
Posted By CharleyGnarly

So, really this is a better way to support the...

So, really this is a better way to support the LBS...
04-02-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I say go for it. I tried climbing for the first...

I say go for it. I tried climbing for the first time last summer and loved it. There is a place close by that I plan on visiting soon to get going more. As for the gym, I tried that and became...
04-02-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,040
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Hey LeeRoySD, looking at your ticker on the...

Hey LeeRoySD, looking at your ticker on the bottom of your post. 5 lbs to go... Awesome!
03-29-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,146
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I am. Makes a big difference. I am totally sold...

I am. Makes a big difference. I am totally sold on it.
Found out about it via Mark's Daily Apple.
03-29-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,040
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Check this site out...

Check this site out http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz1qZ43qjoe.
I struggled for a long time with getting myself back in shape until I finally stumbled on this site. I ended up losing a little...
Forum: BMX
03-16-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,706
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Well I raced from 80 to 86 and was 15 when I...

Well I raced from 80 to 86 and was 15 when I started. However I haven't posted much on this forum therefore I shall read only... I am assuming OG was not just a term but an actual group. Sorry for...
03-12-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,783
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I think for a while it was a style thing. Cool,...

I think for a while it was a style thing. Cool, serious riders just didn't use bar ends. That and the fact that all of the dept. bikes came with them added to the doofus factor.
I, for one, like...
03-05-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 61,545
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Good to see older, relevant threads threads still...

Good to see older, relevant threads threads still alive.
"Use the search function" seems to be the mantra for some on most interweb forums, and this is a perfect case.
As far as the original...
03-05-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By CharleyGnarly

The only things you need extra are a chain guide...

The only things you need extra are a chain guide or bash guard to help keep the chain on during rough stuff. And maybe different length chain ring bolts.
I recently converted my rig to a 1x7. I...
03-05-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,389
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Asi, Wow... disturbing sig there, amigo.

Asi,
Wow... disturbing sig there, amigo.
03-03-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Right on both counts. I edited my original post...

Right on both counts. I edited my original post to reflect my findings. Guess I should pay closer attention in the future... :rolleyes:
03-03-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Brake Posts Too Short? (Figured It Out)

I just got some Shimano Deore V-Brakes and found something odd.
I took the current linear pull brakes off the fork (they worked/mounted fine, just moving them to my SS.)
When I put the Deore...
03-01-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By CharleyGnarly

This would truly be a wonderful thing. Problem...

This would truly be a wonderful thing. Problem is, most people are buying the look... rugged, gnarly looking tires, suspension, real off-road looking machine. Unfortunately, 90% of the population...
02-26-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I am just guessing here, but would it be possible...

I am just guessing here, but would it be possible to get some other brand of grips and cut them down? I am running a 1x7 setup right now and am really considering going with grip shifters. The bike...
02-22-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,512
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Here's what I did: To strip, I used aircraft...

Here's what I did:
To strip, I used aircraft stripper from a local auto parts store. Brushed it on good and thick (wear gloves and eye protection... stuff is potent.) Wiped it all down. Used a nylon...
02-21-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,951
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I see what you mean now. Didn't pay close...

I see what you mean now. Didn't pay close attention that early. That is weird, and will eventually rub right through that tubular guide by the seat tube clamo. Those things are pretty soft.
And my...
02-21-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,951
Posted By CharleyGnarly

That is kinda funny. I have an old Gary Fisher...

That is kinda funny.
I have an old Gary Fisher Mamba that I put Vs on and did something similar. I am running a 1x7 setup so I have no front der, so I was able to use those stops.
And I have bare...
02-20-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,977
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I am a huge advocate of repairing and building...

I am a huge advocate of repairing and building one's own bike...but, it can be frustrating due to the myriad different sizes of everything on a bike.
My son wanted to get into cycling, but wanted...
02-20-12, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I have a '93ish DB Traverse I made into a SS. My...

I have a '93ish DB Traverse I made into a SS. My bro-in-law bought it new and it had all cheaper parts. I got it from him for a chair, and after having it awhile, decided to go SS with it. Came out...
Forum: BMX
02-17-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,706
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I am OG. Raced from '80 to about '86, and rode...

I am OG. Raced from '80 to about '86, and rode BMX way before that. First race bike was an R&R, then upgraded to an SE Racing Quadangle and Landing Gear fork in '81. Still have the frame and fork....
02-16-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By CharleyGnarly

If you have a decent LBS they will do it for...

If you have a decent LBS they will do it for nothing.
02-11-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By CharleyGnarly

That is what I thought. I already have the stem...

That is what I thought. I already have the stem so I will need a threadless headset. And the steerer tube is really long so that will work fine.
Another question: The rigid fork I am looking at has...
02-11-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By CharleyGnarly

1 1/8 threaded to 1 1/8 Threadless?

I have an old Rock Shox fork that I want to replace with a rigid fork. The Rock Shox is 1 1/8 threaded. I can change that to a 1 1/8 threadless as long as I change the headset, right?
02-10-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,502
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Agreed on the Target stuff. I like the Maranatha...

Agreed on the Target stuff. I like the Maranatha (sp) brand they carry. Doesn't seperate as much. And as far as nuts go, amen to that. I keep raw almonds and some raw mixed nuts on hand. Excellent...
02-08-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Headtube/Steerer Problem

Have a situation and need help.
I just bought a rigid fork to replace and old Quadra 5 Rock Shox fork. It is 1 1/8" threaded. I assumed that the steerer would be the same length, however it is about...
02-08-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Jersey Sizing... School The Uninformed

I am looking for a jersey, but don't know a thing about sizing on them. Apparently there are different types of fits.
What I am looking for is a comfortable fit. Not too baggy, and not real tight....
02-07-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,502
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Breakfast? Usually two eggs scrambled in butter...

Breakfast?
Usually two eggs scrambled in butter with some red peppers chopped up in it, or an omelet with some sausage, or ground beef and some spinach, and 4% fat cottage cheese and a cup of joe.
02-07-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,502
Posted By CharleyGnarly

They have been linked in various studies to...

They have been linked in various studies to weight gain. Why? There are differing reasons. One is that it tricks your brain into wanting regular sugar and the cravings are harder to stave off.
...
02-07-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,502
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Holy smokes. this is one of the best threads I...

Holy smokes. this is one of the best threads I have read on this forum.
I have really changed my eating habits in a major way over the last year. I tried everything before that... counting...
02-07-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Sounds like a plan. I wasn't hacking anybody,...

Sounds like a plan. I wasn't hacking anybody, just making an observation. I could never ride like that, but see people all of the time. It blows me away, not in a "what a jerk" kind of way, but more...
02-06-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Pardon My Stupidity, But...

... how on God's green earth do people ride bikes with the bars so bleedin' low compared to saddle height?!
I was just reading a thread further down from a new guy asking about stems (I think the...
02-02-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Maybe he meant $40.00 in upgrades....

Maybe he meant $40.00 in upgrades....
01-28-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I second that. I got a '96 Gary Fisher Mamba...

I second that.

I got a '96 Gary Fisher Mamba from my bro for nothing and have spent maybe $150.00 over a 18 month span and have a really nice bike. It is cro-mo and plenty strong. Cool thing is,...
01-25-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By CharleyGnarly

That is interesting. The above brochure lists the...

That is interesting. The above brochure lists the steerer as 1" and mine is 1 1/8." Did they make two types?
01-25-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By CharleyGnarly

What Model of Fork is This?

I have this fork on a '95 or '96 Gary Fisher Mamba. They came with the bike way back when. Can anyone tell me which model this is?...
Forum: BMX
01-23-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 89,810
Posted By CharleyGnarly

And I always wonder why that is. Being a BMXer...

And I always wonder why that is. Being a BMXer from the late 70s/to mid '80s (raced from '80 until '86ish) I never understood the appeal of the Hutch products. I didn't and don't think they are bad,...
01-23-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Hey, I really dig that. Nice looking set up. And...

Hey, I really dig that. Nice looking set up. And whadya know... it is possible to make a decent bike by upgrading stuff...
01-21-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,470
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Thank you. Too many times people get the "the...

Thank you. Too many times people get the "the search feature is your friend" comment when they ask a question. I love these kinds of threads, old or not. Valuable stuff to be sure.
08-29-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By CharleyGnarly

This Single Speed Thing.... How Did I Ever Live Without It?

I recently converted an older Diamondback Traverse (circa '93) to SS on the cheap. Got the bike free, and spent about $20.00 to get it to SS configuration. In short, I LOVE IT!
So much, in fact, I...
08-05-11, 06:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,713
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I do my part for the preservation of history....

I do my part for the preservation of history....
08-04-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,713
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I have a '95 Gary Fisher Mamba my bro gave me. I...

I have a '95 Gary Fisher Mamba my bro gave me. I recently stripped it down, and rebuilt it. The items I changed to fit my riding style are as follows:
Changed out the flat bar for a riser
Switched...
08-04-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By CharleyGnarly

Not me. I live in the Southern San Joaquin Valley...

Not me. I live in the Southern San Joaquin Valley in CA, and it frequently gets 100+. I used to ride all summer long when I was younger, but I over heated once about 18/19 years ago and have not been...
08-03-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,388
Posted By CharleyGnarly

I usually stop and hum softly, and soothingly...

I usually stop and hum softly, and soothingly until the dog becomes my friend. You just need to know the mindset of the dog; become one with the dog. Connect on a mental level. It is just a matter of...
07-31-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,770
Posted By CharleyGnarly

What? Now they are trying to take over the...

What? Now they are trying to take over the shifter world!!?? Wait... you said MicroShift. I thought you said Microsoft...

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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