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Old 08-12-2009, 12:04 AM   #76
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Hey wait, "this tuesday" is today, doh.

Does St. Edwards in Juanita/kirkland have nice easy trails? I haven't mountain biked in a long time and I just got a new (old) bike from Twizzstyle and I want to get it ride-able again.

Is this the right place to post questions about working on the bike or is this a meet-only thread? I hate to keep cluttering up the Finn Hill thread though.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:14 AM   #77
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Hey wait, "this tuesday" is today, doh.

Does St. Edwards in Juanita/kirkland have nice easy trails? I haven't mountain biked in a long time and I just got a new (old) bike from Twizzstyle and I want to get it ride-able again.

Is this the right place to post questions about working on the bike or is this a meet-only thread? I hate to keep cluttering up the Finn Hill thread though.
I think this is a general mt bike thread. What questions do you have about working on your bike?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:17 AM   #78
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^^^Ask him, he's da man.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:28 AM   #79
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to quote myself from the finn hill thread:
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Quick question for the bike specialist (or anybody else who knows what they're doing ). I might need a new right shifter for twizz's old bike. Are there big advantages to thumb/trigger over the normal twist shifters? Also, with just basic tools, I should be able to install and adjust a shifter and put on a chain, right?

Is there a good bike/ski shop near Finn Hill that won't rip me off compared to this and this?
Now it looks like I may need a left shifter too, but I'll see when I get a chain for it. I don't even think I have an allen wrench kit here, but I need a biggish one to raise and lower the brake pads (on the front wheel, one is too low and one is too high ). With a phillips-head I got the front brakes to stop rubbing though. Does anybody in kirkland have a wheel aligning kit I can borrow or would it be overkill for a junker bike?
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:07 AM   #80
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I usually suggest thumbshifters because I like to use them. You will need to make sure that you get ones that match up with the deraileur, shifting device. You will need a 5mm allen wrench to adjust the brake pads probably. A shop should be able to true your wheel for under $20. Also most shops will do a free evaluation letting you know what all needs to be fixed.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #81
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I can also do on bike wheel truing. Its not hard, just gotta know how to and what spokes to twist, how much, and how to keep the spoke tension equal for the most part

I'd love to get into this with you guys but I haven't been on my mountain bike in a little over a year and am so outta shape. Lets do something kinda easy but still fun. I'm always down after 6 or 7pm and a couple days out of the week depending on my days off but typically its been Thursday/Friday
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:21 PM   #82
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I can also do on bike wheel truing. Its not hard, just gotta know how to and what spokes to twist, how much, and how to keep the spoke tension equal for the most part

I'd love to get into this with you guys but I haven't been on my mountain bike in a little over a year and am so outta shape. Lets do something kinda easy but still fun. I'm always down after 6 or 7pm and a couple days out of the week depending on my days off but typically its been Thursday/Friday
Easy is good . I haven't done much exercise at all in a loooong time (computer nerd ).

Caboo, is that an offer to do it for free? I'll definitely take you up on it whenever you have free time.

I don't know if I want to go with a twist shifter or a rapidfire shifter (is that just another name for a thumb/trigger shifter or is it a brand's model name?). I've always used twists, but I usually get blisters on the inside of my thumb (this may just be from riding normally, so I don't know if a rapidfire shifter would solve it) while riding hard(ish).

What's that guard thing in between the front gears and the pedal? Mine is all bent up and I don't know if it's fine to leave it like that or not.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:42 PM   #83
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Free + a 6 pack of beer is how I roll

Yes the grip shift style can leave you with blisters whereas the rapidfire (aka the thumb/trigger style) is a lot nicer to ride with. I also have a nice set of gloves I use when riding too since shortly after I got my bike, I was on a wicked trail, hauling ass and hit a patch of real soft dirt. Ended up sinking the front tire and going over.... ouch

You can take the guard off but make sure you wear shorts while riding or you'll eat up your pantleg
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:21 AM   #84
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Well, I'm a teenager and there's no beer in the house, but we'll figure something out .

I picked up a chain and chain tool from Bothell Ski and Bike for $20 each, plus $35 for a set of shifters. I found a chain online for $7 (a Pyramid brand) and I figured I could borrow a chain tool for an hour or so from someone on here. Is the SRAM PC-850 worth $20?

Is $35 for a 3*7 set of shimano rapidfire shifters? How do I know they're going to work with my derailleurs?

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Old 08-13-2009, 06:28 PM   #85
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Go down to recycled cycles in seattle and they will have everything you are looking for plus they'll answer any of your questions. They sell used gear.

I'm going to collonade right now if anyone is going to show up. Look for the guy with the yellow handle bars.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:19 AM   #86
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anyone know their way around Tokul and want to show a newbie around in the next week or so (this weekend no good)? is it a place you can hit up in the evening?

I've been to Duthie Hill a couple times. pretty fun stuff. Only been on bootcamp so far. Looks like they're building some sort of flow line. Its pretty cool. almost like a natural halfpipe.

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Old 08-14-2009, 01:16 PM   #87
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Go down to recycled cycles in seattle and they will have everything you are looking for plus they'll answer any of your questions. They sell used gear.
Thanks, I'll call them up some time to see what they have.

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You can take the guard off but make sure you wear shorts while riding or you'll eat up your pantleg
I was just trying to take it off by removing the five screws/bolts that secure it against the gears, but using a 3mm hex head was just stripping it, but the 4mm head was never going to fit in. What am I to do?

I have the chain "on", but not secured yet. I don't know how tight its supposed to be. Is there a certain position the derailleur should be in in a certain gear or something? I don't have the original chain so I don't know how many links it was.

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Old 08-16-2009, 01:09 AM   #88
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OK, so the temporary fix for that guard was just to bend it a bit.

I got the chain on and now I'm just working on tuning the front shifter. I'm pretty bad at it, but I'll need to do it when I get the new set of shifters from Bothell Ski and Bike. They're taking forever. The guy there said it would be there the next day (thursday), but its been 3-4 days).

Any tips on tuning the shifters?
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:02 AM   #89
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Any tips on tuning the shifters?
You are not tuning the shifters exactly. The shifters pull a specific amount of cable and you can't change that. What you can do is adjust the low and high limits on the derailleur and the point at which the cable is attached to the derailleur. The best way to do it if you are working alone is to shift it to the small ring in front and pull the cable as tight as you can. Then tighten down the clamp bolt. Next shift the chain all the way to the biggest ring, then release all cable tension without spinning the cranks. this will put a lot of slack in the cable. Loosen the clamp bolt and take up a few mms of the slack then tighten back down. You should be close now and you can just keep repeating those steps until it is dialed in. If any of that didn't make sense let me know and I can try to explain it better.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:13 PM   #90
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Well it sort of made sense . What I've been doing is holding the derailleur over the small gear as best I could and then tightening the cable in that position (I have my brother or my cousin hold the cable).

I'm just going to keep playing with it until I get it right.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:59 AM   #91
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I live over in central WA, I ride a GT chucker and also have a DK General Lee.
I'm a broke student and picked them up to replace my stolen Giant.
I get together with some friends every so often over in Seattle and have hit up places like Collonade and SST (gone now).

I'll be back @ the U in a month and would be down to check out the DJing over @ Greenlake.

I'm also down to meet some cats over on this side of the mts who are down to do some shuttling.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:39 PM   #92
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Went and rode Tolt park this morning. First time there and it was a blast! Some good climbs with single track wandering all over the woods. Definately check it out if you are looking for a great place to ride.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:17 PM   #93
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Went and rode Tolt park this morning. First time there and it was a blast! Some good climbs with single track wandering all over the woods. Definately check it out if you are looking for a great place to ride.
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Just rode Tolt for the first time about 3 weeks ago. That first hill kicked my ass (yeah, I had to get off and walk ) but once up top, the single track trails were a blast.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:23 PM   #94
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anyone knkow if there is still mountain biking over at crystal mountain? er, lift access mountain biking... (gravity ftw!)

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Old 09-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #95
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Not sure on Crystal, but I just went to pilchuck treefarm in Arlington on friday and that place is pretty fun. The trails are pretty fast and good for getting back in shape (haven't seriously rode in like 8 months)
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:07 PM   #96
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I know this is all WA peeps but any Portland, OR riders? I have been wanting to get a mt bike for some time. Last week I picked up a Kona ManoMano with:

Shimano 27 speed trigger shifting!
Avid brake levers!
Powerful Shimano V-brakes!
Fox vanilla rear shock!
Rock Shox Judy Hydracoil fork!
Shimano Deore derailers!
Shimano Alivio crankset!
Mavic aluminum rims W/ Deore hubs!
Weights 31lbs

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #97
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I know this is all WA peeps but any Portland, OR riders? I have been wanting to get a mt bike for some time. Last week I picked up a Kona ManoMano with:

Shimano 27 speed trigger shifting!
Avid brake levers!
Powerful Shimano V-brakes!
Fox vanilla rear shock!
Rock Shox Judy Hydracoil fork!
Shimano Deore derailers!
Shimano Alivio crankset!
Mavic aluminum rims W/ Deore hubs!
Weights 31lbs

For all us WA folks.. Tiger Mountain Closes Oct 15th.

Get out and brake in the new bike! ..just don't brake a leg lol.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:05 PM   #98
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Couple of us going Tuesday afternoon if anyone is interested.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:30 PM   #99
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Couple of us going Tuesday afternoon if anyone is interested.
Is Aaron going with you? It sounds like he may be in love with 'his' new bike
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tiger mountain closes to mtn biking? heading out to duthie this afternoon

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