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  1. gt3413

    How to get "kick-started"

    Give me some thoughts here.....I'm 38 yrs old and used to be in incredible shape. However, I now can't seem to get motivated. I live in a small town that has little area to ride and doesn't have a decent gym where I can go. I used to spend 90 minutes or so in the gym each day and ate very...
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    2001 Cannondale r600, fair price

    I'm looking into buying a used roadbike so I can take part in the weekly rides (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at my LBS. I am also considering taking part in the hotter than hell 100 in August. I've found a 2001 Cannondale R600 at a bike shop within 45 minutes of my home. However, he is wanting...
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    replacing tektro aquilas with bb5's or bb7's, got a question

    My current brakes (tektro aquilas) have the 160 mm rotors. If I buy BB5's or BB7's will they need to be the 160 mm rotors also? Or, could I get the larger rotors, say 185mm or 203mm? Looks like I can pick some up pretty cheap on ebay. Also, will they work with my current combo brake...
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    front derailleur adjustment, shimano acera

    My chain is rubbing on my front derailleur while its in the center ring on the front and the next to largest ring on the rear. I don't remember which screw to turn on the front derailleur to make this tiny adjustment. Its rubbing on the side of the derailleur closest to the "small ring"...
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    NEW STUFF, I'm excited

    I took the plunge today and bought clipless pedals (shimano 520's), shoes, a jersey and a new specialized body geometry 2 pro mtb saddle. I can't wait to ride in the morning. I'm nervous/excited about the pedals. No problems while putting around the yard but I don't want to get overconfident...
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    2007 specialized rockhopper pro comp

    Anyone have this bike? I always want to post, "No, sorry, no one has that bike!" Seriously though, let me know your thoughts if you have one. I bought a mid-level bike back in May and am already having probs with the Tektra Aquila brakes (GT Avalanche 2.0 disc). I saw the specialized at my...
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    What lubricant for front fork

    My 2006 GT avalance 2.0 disc had a Omega RST t6 front shock. Its getting kind of gummy so I was considering wiping of whatever is on their now and re-lubricating it. Please give me an idea of what I should use for the re-lube. I just bought some boeshield t-9 lubricant and protectant today...
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    biking budget....GONE

    ****! The transmission in my truck was going out so I had to trade it in. Needless to say, my fun money is gone for now. Maybe things will work out soon. I"M DEPRESSED. Greg
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    nashbar clipless pedals from nashbar.com?

    I had someone recommend that I shop Nashbar.com for mountain bike equipment. I want to go clipless and I found that there is a Nashbar brand clipless pedal. It has chrome molly axle, 4 degrees of float and sealed bearings. Has anyone tried these or know anyone who has? From what I'm hearing...
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    Bike rack for GT mtn. bikes

    I copied this from the general tech forum. I thought those here might have a better idea of what works best for them. I'm leaning towards a trunk rack versus a rooftop. Here it goes, give me your input: I've got 2 GT mountain bikes. I bought a Bell bike carrier and had no luck with it. On...
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    quality bike rack for GT bicycles

    I've got 2 GT mountain bikes. I bought a Bell bike carrier and had no luck with it. On the 1st trip, one of the rubber pieces broke and my $500 bike nearly hit the rode at 70 MPH. Not a lot of cash for a lot of you but with my wife and children that would have taken a chunk of my leisure fund...
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    Not selling cell phones but need MTB advice

    I finally got a taste of true offroad riding at Turkey Mtn. in Tulsa, OK today. Wow, much tougher than I thought. So, I've got a mtn. bike race in Kansas in about 6 weeks. Let me know what I should do to continue improving. My thought is, offroad, offroad and more offroad. I'm racing in the...
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    Tire leak, I think, help me out

    I went riding offroad the other night. All seemed good until I went riding the next day. My rear tire was really low (I noticed shortly after I started the ride). So, I aired it up and continued on. No problems. My son took my bike out the next day and rode, no problems. Even today there...
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    Not sure of correct adjustment for front shock

    I've got a 2006 GT avalanche 2.0 disc. It has a RST Omega T6 front shock. I can adjust the amount of travel as well as lock it out. But, I'm not sure of the "proper" adjustment. I'm getting into some racing and i don't know how much travel the shock should have. Should I adjust it just so...
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    ethical or not?

    Is riding on a hiking trail ethical? The sign at the trail head says "No horses - No motorcycles". It does not say bicycles are prohibited. Should I be riding it or not? It has a lot of decent sized rocks that can get the best of you if you aren't paying attention. There are also quite a few...
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    Do I need another bike?

    Do I need a road bike for when I ride on the road while training? Most of my riding is on road but I'm training for a mtn. bike race. Currently all I have is a mtn. bike. Would it be advantageous for me to get a road bike for my longer endurance rides and reserve the mtn. bike for the...
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    I know it sounds funny, but...

    Ok, I know I'm not the only one this happens to so here it goes. After riding somewhere around 8-10 miles my "crotch area" goes numb. Is this a seat adjustment issue, do I need a different seat or what? I'm currently riding in a pair of cotton gym shorts and a t-shirt if that matters. Give...
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    1st mtn. bike race, clydesdale class, how to train

    Ok, I've decided that my 1st race is going to be the tour de Lizard the 2nd weekend of September in Arkansas city, Kansas. I've only had my bike about a month and have been doing mostly road riding. What should I be concentrating on? I currently weigh 225 and would like to lose down as close to...
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    Flint hills death ride - Madison Kansas

    Has anyone on this site heard of or competed in this event? It looks like it would be a hell of a ride. I'm not near ready for it this year but would like to make it a goal for next year. I found a link to it from the t-town bicycles website (out of Tulsa Ok). Please let me know if you've...
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    Training questions for mtn. biking

    I copied this from the tech corner training section because I thought it made more sense to have it here with all the mountain bike stuff. I hope you can help me. Thanks! I purchased a mtn. bike a week ago, a 2006 GT avalanche 2.0 disc. Not top end, but a decent bike for my needs. Ever since I...