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  1. ireman_1

    Newbie tools and things

    That would be a great starter set of tools. Knowing how to use them is good. Lots of the basic things on a bike are easy enough to teach yourself or learn off of sites like Sheldon Brown's. Lights are dependent on what type of riding you do at night. In-town riding does not, necesarily...
  2. ireman_1

    Oregon

    Anyone in Oregon, in particular the Willamette Valley, who is looking to ride trails more often and put fun above heart rates (although several of us, not me, do race...) get in touch with me or hit up our club's website (in my signature) and see what's happening! Let us ride! Brock... P.S...
  3. ireman_1

    Suspension maintenance?

    Sitting for 6 years? Overhaul the fork (if you don't know what's involved then have a shop do it, but it's pretty easy: seals, oil, etc), "test" out the rear shock to see if the damping/etc work still and if it does ride it until it leaks or the adjustments stop working. You can replace the...
  4. ireman_1

    Location help...

    I have to be in Stockton for two weeks starting next week and I may be able to get a ride in, maybe. If I can I won't have an entire day to dedicate to it so the "obvious" day trips to the coast area (Marin area, etc) to ride are out I guess. Are there any rides, within an hour or so, of...
  5. ireman_1

    Levers...

    I appreciate the info/heads-up/research. FWIW they are the m756 brakes. I'll give bti a try. Once again, all of the advice is appreciated. Sadly, my better half didn't go for the "...but, now I *need* new brakes." Seems like she knows me or something... Kraig...
  6. ireman_1

    Levers...

    Due to an unfortunate (although humorous looking I hear) incident on my rig one of my brake levers (right side) for XT hydros was pulled "back" (away from the bar) quite a bit. It seemed "broke" at first, but then after messing with it the brake works fine. Here's the issue: The lever is now...
  7. ireman_1

    Need help with a uni project.

    I don't have any "real" problems except that the only grips I like (Oury brand) are soft (which is one reason I like them) and when I crash (which is a lot) the end of the bar tends to cut the middle of the grip end and "plug" into the bar. There are ways to combat this, but I never seem to...
  8. ireman_1

    Disk Brakes vs. Rim Brakes

    While a really good set of linear-pull (v-brakes) can be set-up to work extremely well (even in muck and grime) disc brakes are (generally) much more effective in poor conditions, offer a lot (lots) more modulation/braking effect/control, and less hand fatigue if you find yourself on a long dh...
  9. ireman_1

    5th element coil on 02 Enduro

    Can you get one of them to fit? Yes. Will it work as intended and in a manner which will ensure you enjoy your dreambike as you should? Not likely. Consult Progressive (or at least their website). They have been really pretty good to deal with the couple of times I have contacted them for...
  10. ireman_1

    question from a newb: What's the point of a single speed mtn bike?

    The two consistent answers to this question I have gotten from friends that ride SS or just folks I run into that ride them are: -It's a challenge they like to conquer -Good change of pace It's a hell of a challenge on many trails, but I've been on hella sketchy/technical/steep rides with folks...
  11. ireman_1

    just built my first wheel...........

    It is very possible to build a wheel up that spins "true" that doesn't have equal tension on each spoke. I've done that myself more than once. What tends to happen with those wheels when I ride them is they don't "live" very long and I have to re-do them very quickly (one or two rides) even...
  12. ireman_1

    Near Stockton...?

    Are there any "good" trails near (hour or less) Stockton, CA? I'm going to be down there for a week (+?) helping out with something and will want to get away for a bit once or twice I'm sure, but I may not have an *entire* day to give towards a drive to the coast area, ride, drive back, etc. I...
  13. ireman_1

    Sorry guys.

    "It" is a waste. He/she/it will eventually destroy itself in some drunken/meth infested rage. Until then, **** will remain behind the ****-soaked curtain. Kraig...
  14. ireman_1

    Best Wheelset for XC ?

    I'm not sure they are the "best" since subjectivity is huge in regards to "best", but Sun/Ringle' have some great wheels (complete sets, just hoops, etc). I'm a clyde that abuses wheels and have been riding Sun rims for years with nothing but good luck. I prefer Chris King hubs, but the...
  15. ireman_1

    Trail Rash!!

    Nice. I don't feel so bad about my trail booboo(s) today now. Why do hamburgers sound good all of a sudden...? Kraig...
  16. ireman_1

    WHat kind of disk brakes do you own?

    Shimano XT hydros. Nice once they are set-up... K.
  17. ireman_1

    Crank Bros. pedals

    Been riding crank bros for awhile (Mallets) and the mechanism/release/retention/etc has been excellent. They were a bit of a pain to get "broke-in" but otherwise they have been reliable and great performers. Like you mentioned, many folks have had to trim shoes to make everything work as it...
  18. ireman_1

    Grips

    > I've used both. I prefer the feel and "traction" of the Oury's the best, but of course nothing stays put like the ODI's. The ODI's were good grips, but I really love the squishy squish of Oury's. May the squishy jokes begin... Kraig...
  19. ireman_1

    Platform pedal suggestions.

    > Check out the Sun/Rinlge' mag options. I've been using some cheap Primo pedals and recently was given some of the new Ringle' mag pedals. Sturdy so far (I'm solidly in the clydesdale class). Kraig...
  20. ireman_1

    Joyeux Noel, Freaks

    > Felix Novara to you (and all of the others as well), seriously: Merry Christmas to all. We are hitting the Brice Creek trail after breakfast (the in-laws are hiking and I'll be "setting the pace" on the scooter). Peace... Kraig...