Travis'/Richard's "new" bike.

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  1. Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]

    http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    dreailer on it!-)

    I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it should
    loosen up in a few miles.

    The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my (replacement)
    Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but it held up under me for at least a year, so It might be
    okay for you.

    Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the Wal'Goose is also threaded, so you'll
    need a stem unless I can find something

    So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
     
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  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    >
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    > dreailer on it!-)
    >
    > I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it should
    > loosen up in a few miles.
    >
    >
    > The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my (replacement)
    > Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but it held up under me for at least a year, so It might be
    > okay for you.
    >
    > Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the Wal'Goose is also threaded, so
    > you'll need a stem unless I can find something
    >
    > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
    >

    That's one hell of an awesome gesture, man. Kinda gives you hope that not *everybody* is a schemy,
    thieving bastard :)

    If you find any 22-year-old girls in that basement, let me know...STX derailleurs or not.

    Chris
     
  3. Bb

    Bb Guest

    On Sat, 26 Apr 2003 20:55:31 -0400, ClydesdaleMTB wrote:

    > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg

    Damn, what a guy!

    Doesn't anyone have a old threaded stem? I probably still have one around, but it had a dangerous
    way of coming loose all the time. I still have the scars from that (apparently landing in gravel
    with your front wheel perpendicular to your momentum is a bad thing). I guess it'll work if no one
    else can come up with something.

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  4. Bb

    Bb Guest

    It seems there's also some sort of $12 "Threadless Converter" made by Profile that adapts a threaded
    fork to work with a threaded stem:

    http://www.citybikes.com/inventory/39.htm, part# 398466

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  5. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    >
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    > dreailer on it!-)

    And still shiny (compared to the goose anyway)

    >
    > I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it should
    > loosen up in a few miles.

    And if not, i know how to adjust a compression bearing set (though i trust your adjustment is more
    likely better)

    >
    >
    > The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my (replacement)
    > Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but it held up under me for at least a year, so It might be
    > okay for you.

    Figures, ahh well, can't win 'em all.

    >
    > Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the Wal'Goose is also threaded, so
    > you'll need a stem unless I can find something

    the goose does in fact have a stem. not sure if there are any size constraints here, but i figure
    it should work. i think i will have to ditch the riser bar that's on the goose though. it fits the
    look of a FS downhill looking bike, but a riser may just look strange on a hard-tail, just a guess
    though (don't really have anything to base this opinion on though). it should work just fine for a
    while though.

    >
    > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
    >

    She's beautiful :-D

    It may take a ride or two to get used to no suspension on the rear, but tomorrow i can see if i can
    lock up the rear shock and see what it is like. no doubt riding more out of the saddle over the
    roots and rocks will help.

    So, any tips from folks that ride a FS and a hard-tail that know of different riding techniques
    needed? i figure i will have to take the rocks and downhills differently as the rear will not handle
    the same. pedaling should be better in that it doesn't get absorbed by the suspension.

    I'm not sure i will ever be able to thank you enough. This is by far the best gesture i have
    ever received.

    I will start by trying my best to not bitch anymore (it's in writing now). I can't really help the
    "male-PMS" much, but i will do my best to refrain from letting it make a mess here.

    At least now i will have a frame i can be proud of. no more need to hide it's identity by pealing
    off stickers. i will ride it with a pride that has not been seen in me for many years. I will of
    course have to take pictures of the completed bike, though it will be like a beautiful woman wearing
    hand-me-down rags. but like we all know, its how the woman performs, not what she is wearing that

    an analogy).

    ~Travis
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    travis5765.homelinux.net, Primary Administrator TF Custom Electronic, Owner/Founder/Developer
    (current project: Automotive exhaust flame-thrower)
     
  6. T_blood

    T_blood Guest

    > So, any tips from folks that ride a FS and a hard-tail that know of different riding techniques
    > needed? i figure i will have to take the rocks and downhills differently as the rear will not
    > handle the same. pedaling should be better in that it doesn't get absorbed by the suspension.
    >

    I jumped back on my hardtail last week just for the fun of it and was amazed at the different feel
    after riding FS. Bumps hit harder than I remembered so I was out of the saddle much more, I did a
    few small jumps and on landing I think every bone in my body felt it. On a good note...I have a ten
    mile loop I frequent that climbs 580M....I shaved 30 minutes off my normal time with the HT. I
    believe because of it climbing effiency and lighter weight. The only bad part was my confidence on
    the downhill was not as good being bounced so bad.
     
  7. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > > So, any tips from folks that ride a FS and a hard-tail that know of different riding techniques
    > > needed? i figure i will have to take the rocks and downhills differently as the rear will not
    > > handle the same. pedaling should be better in that it doesn't get absorbed by the suspension.
    > >
    >
    >
    > I jumped back on my hardtail last week just for the fun of it and was amazed at the different feel
    > after riding FS. Bumps hit harder than I remembered so I was out of the saddle much more, I did a
    > few small jumps and on landing I think every bone in my body felt it. On a good note...I have a
    > ten mile loop I frequent that climbs 580M....I shaved 30 minutes off my normal time with the HT. I
    > believe because of it climbing effiency and lighter weight. The only bad part was my confidence on
    > the downhill was not as good being bounced so bad.
    >
    >
    >

    Ok, so i should be light on the seat, and downhills will be less controlled (the rocky ones anyway).

    I had not realized switching from FS to HT would be that much of an efficiency gain, but then, i
    suppose that depends on the rider.

    ~Travis
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    travis5765.homelinux.net, Primary Administrator TF Custom Electronic, Owner/Founder/Developer
    (current project: Automotive exhaust flame-thrower)
     
  8. Gary In Va

    Gary In Va Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    >
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    > dreailer on it!-)
    >
    > I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it should
    > loosen up in a few miles.
    >
    >
    > The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my (replacement)
    > Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but it held up under me for at least a year, so It might be
    > okay for you.
    >
    > Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the Wal'Goose is also threaded, so
    > you'll need a stem unless I can find something
    >
    > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg

    And I think I can come up with some parts. I know I've got a crankset or two laying around. A couple
    of seats. Probably some handlebars. And I do have a set of Vbrakes and levers never used. I take it
    that the bb is a square taper?

    Gary in VA
     
  9. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    > >
    > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    > > dreailer on it!-)
    > >
    > > I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it
    > > should loosen up in a few miles.
    > >
    > >
    > > The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my (replacement)
    > > Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but it held up under me for at least a year, so It might be
    > > okay for you.
    > >
    > > Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the Wal'Goose is also threaded, so
    > > you'll need a stem unless I can find something
    > >
    > > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
    >
    > And I think I can come up with some parts. I know I've got a crankset or two laying around. A
    > couple of seats. Probably some handlebars. And I do have a set of Vbrakes and levers never used. I
    > take it that the bb is a square taper?
    >
    > Gary in VA
    >
    >
    >

    Let me just note that my current drive-train is all 7-speed stuff. the chain is fairly wide (just
    fits the freewheel cogs.

    I am assuming the front rings make no difference (aka, 9-speed compatible rings will fit a 7-speed
    chain). the chain of course could be replaced with one that fits the bike as a unit.

    my brake levers are a combo unit with my rapid-fire shifters so until i upgrade the rear shifter
    those will have to stay (either that or use the old set of friction shifter levers i have
    kicking around).

    Perhaps if i figure out a complete listing of parts i have, with maybe even some pictures so
    compatibility issues can be sorted out. that and it will help me to figure out what i have that will
    fit, and what is needed.

    BTW, Clyde, what size BB does that frame take? the BB i just bought for the goose is a Shimano
    sealed 68-118 with maybe a total of 5 miles on
    it. if it fits, i could at least use it as a spare.

    ~Travis
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    travis5765.homelinux.net, Primary Administrator TF Custom Electronic, Owner/Founder/Developer
    (current project: Automotive exhaust flame-thrower)
     
  10. Gary In Va

    Gary In Va Guest

    "Technician" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    > > >
    > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    > > > dreailer on it!-)
    > > >
    > > > I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it
    > > > should loosen up in a few miles.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my
    > > > (replacement) Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but
    it
    > > > held up under me for at least a year, so It might be okay for you.
    > > >
    > > > Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the
    Wal'Goose
    > > > is also threaded, so you'll need a stem unless I can find something
    > > >
    > > > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
    > >
    > > And I think I can come up with some parts. I know I've got a crankset or
    two
    > > laying around. A couple of seats. Probably some handlebars. And I do
    have a
    > > set of Vbrakes and levers never used. I take it that the bb is a square taper?
    > >
    > > Gary in VA
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Let me just note that my current drive-train is all 7-speed stuff. the chain is fairly wide (just
    > fits the freewheel cogs.
    >
    > I am assuming the front rings make no difference (aka, 9-speed compatible rings will fit a 7-speed
    > chain). the chain of course could be replaced with one that fits the bike as a unit.
    >
    > my brake levers are a combo unit with my rapid-fire shifters so until i upgrade the rear shifter
    > those will have to stay (either that or use the old set of friction shifter levers i have kicking
    > around).
    >
    > Perhaps if i figure out a complete listing of parts i have, with maybe even some pictures so
    > compatibility issues can be sorted out. that and it will help me to figure out what i have that
    > will fit, and what is needed.
    >
    > BTW, Clyde, what size BB does that frame take? the BB i just bought for the goose is a Shimano
    > sealed 68-118 with maybe a total of 5 miles on
    > it. if it fits, i could at least use it as a spare.
    >
    > ~Travis

    OK Travis, here's what I was able to dig up for you. I've got a Shimano Alivio rear der (7 speed), a
    7speed Shimano Rapid Fire shifter (rear), Promax V levers and V brakes, a Selle San Marco Race Day
    seat, a flat Titec Hellbent handlebar (red ano), and a Sugino Impel square taper crankset (needs a
    small sprocket).

    So if you can get a Shimano Rapid Fire front shifter you can use the Vbrakes and levers. I'll try to
    find a sprocket (5 bolt, compact). Maybe somebody here can come up with these.

    Gary in VA (and I won't even charge you for the shipping)
     
  11. Bb

    Bb Guest

    I figured someone else would bring it up, but since they didn't...Clyde's bike has a threaded
    steerer; you probably have a threadless stem (unless there's a giant nut just above the headtube -
    see Clyde's pic). You'll need to come up with a threded stem. That might not be so easy, since no
    one's used them in the past few years.

    I believe I still have one, but its a piece of crap. It has a dangerous way of coming loose, i.e.
    your handlebar goes parallel to the front wheel. I have scars to show the result of this. But if you
    can't come up with anything else, it'll work - you'll just need to come up with some way of making
    sure it doesn't get loose.

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  12. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > "Technician" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > > says...
    > > >
    > > > "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    > > > >
    > > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC
    > > > > front dreailer on it!-)
    > > > >
    > > > > I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    > > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    > > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it
    > > > > should loosen up in a few miles.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my
    > > > > (replacement) Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but
    > it
    > > > > held up under me for at least a year, so It might be okay for you.
    > > > >
    > > > > Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the
    > Wal'Goose
    > > > > is also threaded, so you'll need a stem unless I can find something
    > > > >
    > > > > So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    > > > > http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
    > > >
    > > > And I think I can come up with some parts. I know I've got a crankset or
    > two
    > > > laying around. A couple of seats. Probably some handlebars. And I do
    > have a
    > > > set of Vbrakes and levers never used. I take it that the bb is a square taper?
    > > >
    > > > Gary in VA
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > > Let me just note that my current drive-train is all 7-speed stuff. the chain is fairly wide
    > > (just fits the freewheel cogs.
    > >
    > > I am assuming the front rings make no difference (aka, 9-speed compatible rings will fit a
    > > 7-speed chain). the chain of course could be replaced with one that fits the bike as a unit.
    > >
    > > my brake levers are a combo unit with my rapid-fire shifters so until i upgrade the rear shifter
    > > those will have to stay (either that or use the old set of friction shifter levers i have
    > > kicking around).
    > >
    > > Perhaps if i figure out a complete listing of parts i have, with maybe even some pictures so
    > > compatibility issues can be sorted out. that and it will help me to figure out what i have that
    > > will fit, and what is needed.
    > >
    > > BTW, Clyde, what size BB does that frame take? the BB i just bought for the goose is a Shimano
    > > sealed 68-118 with maybe a total of 5 miles on
    > > it. if it fits, i could at least use it as a spare.
    > >
    > > ~Travis
    >
    > OK Travis, here's what I was able to dig up for you. I've got a Shimano Alivio rear der (7 speed),
    > a 7speed Shimano Rapid Fire shifter (rear), Promax V levers and V brakes, a Selle San Marco Race
    > Day seat, a flat Titec Hellbent handlebar (red ano), and a Sugino Impel square taper crankset
    > (needs a small sprocket).
    >
    > So if you can get a Shimano Rapid Fire front shifter you can use the Vbrakes and levers. I'll try
    > to find a sprocket (5 bolt, compact). Maybe somebody here can come up with these.
    >
    > Gary in VA (and I won't even charge you for the shipping)
    >
    >
    >

    That is very generous of you. I thank you (and Clyde of course) very very much. As far as text goes
    the most i could do to really show my thanks for you guys is lots of "very", but too many looks
    tacky ;-) if somebody doesn't have a set of rings they want to donate, or whatever, i'm fairly sure
    i can get one from my LBS (though they seem to have a nack for getting the parts wrong). i wonder if
    i can drill out the rivets on the cranks i have (worn, but not rounded yet, just the square drive
    is, well, not really square anymore), but i'll have to take a look at them and see what they look
    like. as far as the front shifter goes, they shouldn't cost too much i wouldn't think. mine should
    work in the mean time. perhaps i can find some way to work a deal with the LBS. maybe help out in
    the shop for a while (maybe get a part time job if i can).

    Again, thank you very much. my email is below (spelled out for anti- spam) so you can get my
    shipping address, or you can email Clyde for it, either way works.

    ~Travis
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    (current project: Automotive exhaust flame-thrower)
     
  13. Nelson Binch

    Nelson Binch Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    | Did some digging in the basement and found the frame burried under a pile of [email protected]
    |
    | http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav1.jpg It even still has an STX-RC front
    | dreailer on it!-)
    |
    | I found a POS BB and cleaned it up and repacked it
    | http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb.jpg got it installed:
    | http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/trav_bb_inst.jpg It's a bit stiff, but it should
    | loosen up in a few miles.
    |
    |
    | The seat-tube is 26.0 so I doubt your new Thomson is gonna fit.... BUT, I found my (replacement)
    | Kalloy seat-post it's not a Thomson but it held up under me for at least a year, so It might be
    | okay for you.
    |
    | Oh.... one other thing, it's a threaded headset so unless the Wal'Goose is also threaded, so
    | you'll need a stem unless I can find something
    |
    | So, here it is Travis, your "new" steed:
    | http://www.shavings.net/images/bikes/folks/travis/Trav_bike.jpg
    |
    |

    If it is a 1 1/8 threaded (25.4mm quill) I've got bunches of stems saved from the old shop. LMK
    what you need.

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  14. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > I figured someone else would bring it up, but since they didn't...Clyde's bike has a threaded
    > steerer; you probably have a threadless stem (unless there's a giant nut just above the headtube -
    > see Clyde's pic). You'll need to come up with a threded stem. That might not be so easy, since no
    > one's used them in the past few years.
    >
    > I believe I still have one, but its a piece of crap. It has a dangerous way of coming loose, i.e.
    > your handlebar goes parallel to the front wheel. I have scars to show the result of this. But if
    > you can't come up with anything else, it'll work - you'll just need to come up with some way of
    > making sure it doesn't get loose.
    >
    >

    Yeah, Clyde asked in another thread (oh wait, it was this one). i do have a stem. I am working up a
    list of parts i currently have, so it should help out in checking for parts compatibility.

    ~Travis
    --
    travis57 at megalink dot net

    travis5765.homelinux.net, Primary Administrator TF Custom Electronic, Owner/Founder/Developer
    (current project: Automotive exhaust flame-thrower)
     
  15. Bb

    Bb Guest

    On Sun, 27 Apr 2003 15:59:08 -0400, Technician wrote:

    > Yeah, Clyde asked in another thread (oh wait, it was this one). i do have a stem. I am working up
    > a list of parts i currently have, so it should help out in checking for parts compatibility.

    Clyde didn't ask if you have "a stem", he pointed out a very important fact that you'll need a
    THREADED stem, something MTBs haven't used much in the past 5 years or more. Just FINDING one could
    a challenge. If you'd have replied "I have a threaded stem", I wouldn't have said anything.

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  16. BB says:

    >It seems there's also some sort of $12 "Threadless Converter" made by Profile that adapts a
    >threaded fork to work with a threaded stem:

    I have had the Zoom version of that (from Colorado Cycles) for 2 years, and have yet to find a
    problem. There's always tomorrow though......

    Steve
     
  17. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > On Sun, 27 Apr 2003 15:59:08 -0400, Technician wrote:
    >
    > > Yeah, Clyde asked in another thread (oh wait, it was this one). i do have a stem. I am working
    > > up a list of parts i currently have, so it should help out in checking for parts compatibility.
    >
    > Clyde didn't ask if you have "a stem", he pointed out a very important fact that you'll need a
    > THREADED stem, something MTBs haven't used much in the past 5 years or more. Just FINDING one
    > could a challenge. If you'd have replied "I have a threaded stem", I wouldn't have said anything.
    >
    >

    Ahh, i see. sorry for the miscommunication. i do have a threaded stem.

    ~Travis
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  18. Bb

    Bb Guest

    On Sun, 27 Apr 2003 09:36:21 -0400, Technician wrote:

    > I had not realized switching from FS to HT would be that much of an efficiency gain, but then, i
    > suppose that depends on the rider.

    If you don't ride in rocks a lot, it won't likely be a big deal.

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  19. Technician

    Technician Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > On Sun, 27 Apr 2003 09:36:21 -0400, Technician wrote:
    >
    > > I had not realized switching from FS to HT would be that much of an efficiency gain, but then, i
    > > suppose that depends on the rider.
    >
    > If you don't ride in rocks a lot, it won't likely be a big deal.
    >
    >
    http://www.megalink.net/~farmers/photography/mtb/misc/rocks.jpg picture from a while ago. i usually
    ride down it, but once in a while i find that to get where a need to go, i have to go up it. It's
    kind of hairy with an FS, and worse now that ATVs have made fairly deep ruts (that go straight, not
    turning with the trail). The distance from where the top rocks can be seen, and where the Goose lies
    is about, well, maybe 15 or 20 feet. if i had to guess, the elevation drop in the same area would be
    about... uh... we'll say about 8 to 12 feet.

    There is another section i ride fairly similar, but less rocks, though i don't have a picture.

    I suppose i'll just have to learn to ride the trails all over again. should at least make it
    interesting. all the trails will ride like completely new terrain as every little bump will not be
    absorbed, and most of the riding techniques i have picked up on the FS will no doubt need to be
    altered for riding on a HT.

    I personally will look upon it as a welcome challengee.

    ~Travis
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  20. Chris wrote:
    > That's one hell of an awesome gesture, man. Kinda gives you hope that not *everybody* is a schemy,
    > thieving bastard :)

    Heh, after all the kindness I recieved building the Beer'Cross, it's the least I could do.

    > If you find any 22-year-old girls in that basement,

    They are all yours, I dont need any of that hassle in my life right now!
     
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