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  1. markw83

    Disc Brakes 4 dummies

    your crossrides will accept pretty much any brake these days, the 6 bolt pattern is pretty much standard these days, with the shimano lock rings as exception. if you don;t have the money to go high end with hydro's i would suggest avid mechanical, as they beat the snot out of most cheap hydros...
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    cassette advise: sram vs. shimano

    hey guys, just looking for a lttle advise. at the moment i am running a chris king for my rear hub, and i had some trouble with my cassette comming lose and also putting small dings in drive shell. i bought an xt cassette to solve the problem, and it developed play in a very short period of...
  3. markw83

    disk brakes rubbing?

    245 pounds is great for a set compared to here. 245 pounds is like 575 canadian. here, one set retails for 490, a pair usually for 850. i have someone offering them to me for 550 canadian, which is an amazing deal for here. i am really thinking about buying them.
  4. markw83

    disk brakes rubbing?

    how much did you pay for them if you don't mind me asking?
  5. markw83

    stanchion repair

    hey guys i had to warranty my fork, and while at the warranty dealer, the fork was totally messes up. i had to send it back a second time to actually get it fixed because the mechanic who did the fork, really killed it. while this shabby mechanic worked on my fork the first time, he scratched my...
  6. markw83

    An unforgetable manitou experience...or unforgivable nightmare

    I would like to share my experience with you all. So, i own a 2003 manitou breakout. I never used the fork before this summer. It came off of a Rocky Mountain switch, and went on my hard tail, a cannondale chase. So, i started using the fork in June, it had never been used before. about a month...
  7. markw83

    An unforgetable manitou experience...or unforgivable nightmare

    I would like to share my experience with you all. So, i own a 2003 manitou breakout. I never used the fork before this summer. It came off of a Rocky Mountain switch, and went on my hard tail, a cannondale chase. So, i started using the fork in June, it had never been used before. about a month...
  8. markw83

    stanchion repair

    hey guys i had to warranty my fork, and while at the warranty dealer, the fork was totally messes up. i had to send it back a second time to actually get it fixed because the mechanic who did the fork, really killed it. while this shabby mechanic worked on my fork the first time, he scratched my...
  9. markw83

    disk brakes rubbing?

    loosen up the bolts that afix the breaking device to your fork and/or adjuster. that usually give you a little play to shift to the right or left. do so untill the rotor if centered and not touching, and tighen back into place. bango, you are set. how do you find thoes breaks? i was thinking...
  10. markw83

    An unforgetable manitou experience...or unforgivable nightmare

    I would like to share my experience with you all. So, i own a 2003 manitou breakout. I never used the fork before this summer. It came off of a Rocky Mountain switch, and went on my hard tail, a cannondale chase. So, i started using the fork in June, it had never been used before. about a month...
  11. markw83

    stanchion repair

    hey guys i had to warranty my fork, and while at the warranty dealer, the fork was totally messes up. i had to send it back a second time to actually get it fixed because the mechanic who did the fork, really killed it. while this shabby mechanic worked on my fork the first time, he scratched my...