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07-05-10, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Lebowski

Just finished my build, something's wrong... fork suggestions for 2006 Sx Trail??

I just finished my build. its a 2006 Specialized SX trail Two. got the frame off ebay for $500 USD. The whole build is pretty top shelf and everything is jazz except the fork.

I picked up a...
04-19-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Lebowski

less is more imo. i have 27 speeds on my XC...

less is more imo.

i have 27 speeds on my XC bike and only use like 3
i have 9 speeds on my freeride bike and use like 4
i have one speed on my 29er and use 1.

do i need a 2x10 when im...
04-16-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Lebowski

2011 SRAM X9 and X0 group 10 speed?

http://www.sicklines.com/2010/04/16/2011-sram-x0-gruppo/
http://www.sicklines.com/2010/04/16/2011-sram-x9-gruppo/

now whats the point of Sram having their XX line anyway? Many people, including...
03-25-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,245
Posted By Lebowski

because its slimming and i've been told i look...

because its slimming and i've been told i look good in pink
03-25-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Lebowski

sorry for being unclear, i meant the spindle...

sorry for being unclear, i meant the spindle width
03-25-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Lebowski

half way through a build project - need feed back: chain guide/crank set

http://images.jensonusa.com/large/fr/fr289b01.jpg

i just picked up this frame from jensonusa for about $350 shipped. it seems like a solid bike for aggressive trail riding and hitting the local...
03-25-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,245
Posted By Lebowski

i have a habit of running the largest tires...

i have a habit of running the largest tires possible on all of my mountain bikes with the exception of my XC race bike. currently I'm running the fattest Nevegal that my fork will accomidate and a...
03-02-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,381
Posted By Lebowski

that tensioner looks really awesome but it doesnt...

that tensioner looks really awesome but it doesnt look like it can be adjusted side to side. can it?
03-02-10, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,381
Posted By Lebowski

no i have not, maybe i should try that. i...

no i have not, maybe i should try that. i think the sprocket is 18t
03-01-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,381
Posted By Lebowski

mtb single speed chain tensioner that is really awesome.

I've tried plenty of single speed tensioners on my mountain bikes over the last couple years. All of them have sucked.

Right now I am running a Surly Singlator (which i heard was the best...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-01-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Lebowski

139749 just built this bad boy up from...

139749

just built this bad boy up from scratch the other week. wasn't too expensive. about 400 bucks total. some real quality parts on it too
02-23-10, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Lebowski

i run freeride tires. kenda nevegal 2.5...

i run freeride tires.

kenda nevegal 2.5 rear 2.7 front

138671
02-22-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Lebowski

been riding my mountain bike to work almost every...

been riding my mountain bike to work almost every day through the Wisconsin snow. I've ridden on some snowmobile trails a couple times when they were closed, but i've done mostly urban riding. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-22-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Lebowski

Rays indoor mtb park coming to milwaukee

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2010/02/rays_mtb_park_opening_in_milwa.php

heard it should be open at the end of summer 2010. supposed to be bigger than the one in ohio, i've read on some...
11-27-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Lebowski

bear traps, i agree with ghettocruiser, last...

bear traps, i agree with ghettocruiser, last season my nice set of PRimo platforms on my mtb became slippery blocks of ice.

for this season i got a set of old school odyssey platforms with...
11-27-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,116
Posted By Lebowski

i left my commuter partially outside in my garage...

i left my commuter partially outside in my garage that doesn't have a door that closes for last year's entire winter, it got down in the -30's (F) and the -40's a couple times. i rode it every...
10-13-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,057
Posted By Lebowski

i use electrical tape under cheap $1 rim strips. ...

i use electrical tape under cheap $1 rim strips. never had a problem
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Lebowski

i didn't see that coming in such a happy up beat...

i didn't see that coming in such a happy up beat video. i laughed. thanks
10-13-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,692
Posted By Lebowski

i used to commute on an mtb with some crappy low...

i used to commute on an mtb with some crappy low end rst fork, when i ditched it for a rigid the bike weighed like 5 pounds less. no joke.
10-13-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,298
Posted By Lebowski

both bikes are geared really low and you don't...

both bikes are geared really low and you don't need to be an Olympian to ride an SS like mine in the snow.

i have a 29''er geared like a plow truck 34t/23t. it chugs through snow like nobody's...
10-13-09, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lebowski

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYt6IqaHk_Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYt6IqaHk_Q
10-13-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,298
Posted By Lebowski

i have 2 single speed mtb's that i ride in...

i have 2 single speed mtb's that i ride in winter. its hard enough to keep stuff spinning
10-12-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lebowski

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6fYu4ybkntA/R89rizolj3I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6fYu4ybkntA/R89rizolj3I/AAAAAAAAAuo/pFnRS1bRdck/s1600/frostbike36er%2B011.jpg
10-12-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lebowski

http://twentynineinches.com/wp-content/uploads/200...

http://twentynineinches.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/DSC00254.JPG


http://twentynineinches.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/DSC00260.JPG

http://www.mtb-forum.eu/mountainbike-forum/36er-2.jpg
...
10-12-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lebowski

http://www.scenebyhird.com/SinglePhotos/BigBike.jp...

http://www.scenebyhird.com/SinglePhotos/BigBike.jpg
10-12-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lebowski

29'' not big enough?

does anyone know of a company that makes a mountain bike with rims bigger than 29''

i am kinda tall, kinda crazy, and kinda curious

don't post a picture of some civil war era bike with a 45''...
10-12-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,298
Posted By Lebowski

i have a set of polypropylene liners underneath...

i have a set of polypropylene liners underneath neoprene waterproof ice fishing gloves covered by over sized snowmobile gloves.

in weather below 0 Fahrenheit my hands are almost uncomfortably...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,964
Posted By Lebowski

"get on the side walk" i'll say "get on a...

"get on the side walk"
i'll say
"get on a treadmill"
10-08-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,024
Posted By Lebowski

when its below 40 degrees farenheit my road bike...

when its below 40 degrees farenheit my road bike is as stiff as a board. i never had problems with any of my mountain bikes.

i use park tool polylube 1000 in my hubs and everything but the free...
10-07-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By Lebowski

i did some hour or two long rides when it was...

i did some hour or two long rides when it was around -20 Fahrenheit or colder late last season. if i threw my body into that situation right now i wouldn't fare well at all. it's early in the...
10-07-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Lebowski

i've heard that wheels with smaller diameters are...

i've heard that wheels with smaller diameters are harder to destroy.

i'd say give it time, 29'ers are kinda new on the scene. we're starting to see big travel trail bikes now, next step is dh...
10-06-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Lebowski

like Dminor said the frame is steel and it's...

like Dminor said the frame is steel and it's pretty tough. i'm 140-150 lbs and i've trashed a lot of components jumping XC bikes. i'd be more concerned about the wheels/axles/hubs than the frame....
10-05-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Lebowski

you're probably going to break a rim before the...

you're probably going to break a rim before the frame if your riding down stairs. i have a hardtail 29'er XC bike w/ a rockshox reba fork and i've done 5 foot drops with it.

if you're talking...
10-05-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By Lebowski

run a chain scrubber whenever you can. i used an...

run a chain scrubber whenever you can. i used an old tooth brush to scrub components. i had to repack all the bearings halfway through the winter.

silicone spray works good for lube if...
10-05-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Lebowski

i like it. it looks simple, rugged and reliable.

i like it. it looks simple, rugged and reliable.
10-05-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Lebowski

all my clothing should be sufficient from last...

all my clothing should be sufficient from last season, i got a high quality rain suit this summer which i'll be using as a wind breaker this winter.

i'm in the process of building up a dedicated...
06-03-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,914
Posted By Lebowski

so my camelbak was full of black mold :(

i remember on my last ride i didn't drink too much water because it tasted "funky"

next ride after that i began the arduous task of cleaning the bladder. it was full of black mold. i decided to...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,266
Posted By Lebowski

they had some at my local dollar store

they had some at my local dollar store
05-29-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By Lebowski

its just about summer now...

winter was beginning to be a real drag, i really was going nuts waiting for summer..

but damn, i do really miss riding to work in blizzard like conditions and making my coworkers look like jerks...
05-29-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,888
Posted By Lebowski

yeah i'd been eying up that frame on jenson too, ...

yeah i'd been eying up that frame on jenson too,

i think a 96'er would be badass. buisness in the front party in the back!
05-28-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By Lebowski

i wanted to do a hammerschmidt on my single speed...

i wanted to do a hammerschmidt on my single speed really bad, its unfortunate that i dont have the disc tabs, a simplistic reliable 2 speed would be the bees knees.
05-28-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By Lebowski

one time i had my bike in the house, i was...

one time i had my bike in the house, i was trying to adjust the rear disc pads. it was winter, it had studded tires, i spun the wheel to check for rotor clearance, then stopped the wheel with my...
05-28-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Lebowski

i'd think a mountain bike would handle very...

i'd think a mountain bike would handle very poorly loaded up with gear in panniers.
05-28-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Lebowski

the specialized rockhopper comp is a solid bike, ...

the specialized rockhopper comp is a solid bike, an 08 model would probably run about 600 or less depending on where you live and if stuff is clearanced.
...
05-27-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,377
Posted By Lebowski

its like casing a joint to rob it, you know...

its like casing a joint to rob it, you know wandering around the premises checking stuff out before you make a move. in his case, riding up to a jump and not making a move.
05-27-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Lebowski

i normally just buy cheap polarized sun glasses, ...

i normally just buy cheap polarized sun glasses, i usually end up breaking mine somehow. just make sure they have plastic lenses and frames. you don't want glass and metal wrapped around your...
05-27-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Lebowski

its a good time, but i still gotta clean my damn...

its a good time, but i still gotta clean my damn bike! i took a shower after the ride and kinda lost motivation to do anything but sit down and chillax with a brew.

i was climbing a hill and...
05-27-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,696
Posted By Lebowski

pretty much anything that requires standing up...

pretty much anything that requires standing up just doesn't work well on those bikes. i agree they are for crusing around, not racing around. i rode my dad's one time because my commuter was in the...
05-27-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Lebowski

that is absolutely vile, i hope he isn't...

that is absolutely vile, i hope he isn't drinking crotch sweat. based on the fact that there is a mirror, i hope its water from a bathroom sink.
05-27-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Lebowski

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff147/thedudeab...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff147/thedudeabides55/HPIM0537.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff147/thedudeabides55/HPIM0538.jpg
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