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by slickmouse
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Rockhopper Comp 29er Good Beginner bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Rockhopper Comp 29er Good Beginner bike?

I dont know what $700 equates to in real terms Spec are usually over priced and under equipped when compared to other marks. On the bright side they also hold their second hand price well, Its all in the marketing I suppose There is nothing actually wrong with them and if $ 700 looks like a good pri...
by slickmouse
Mon Oct 07, 2013 00:19 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!
Replies: 63
Views: 2493

Re: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!

my local police as an offence under the missuse of computers act I don't think so: From Wiki The Computer Misuse Act came into effect in 1990. Sections 1-3 of the Act introduced three criminal offences:[ - unauthorised access to computer material, punishable by 6 months' imprisonment or a fine &quo...
by slickmouse
Sun Oct 06, 2013 13:28 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!
Replies: 63
Views: 2493

Re: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!

Bad example. Obviously some of Slickm###'s brain damage was rubbing off on me. I usually try and ignore puerile comments, BUT that is a term those would be GROSSLY offensive to many people certainly to those that have disabled children, and is quite possibly a criminal offence to use on a public fo...
by slickmouse
Sun Oct 06, 2013 13:18 pm
Forum: Health, Fitness & Training
Topic: New(ish) Bike, New Start
Replies: 24
Views: 829

Re: New(ish) Bike, New Start

Hi all, I'm Jon and I've not really ridden since I was a kid in school. I'm now 29 and 19.5 stone of hibernating muscle :D I've recently bought a cheap bike to go the 4 mile round trip to work and home and do the odd bit with the Mrs at the weekend. My goals are to try to loose at least 1.5 stone b...
by slickmouse
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Why has it got so expensive
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Why has it got so expensive

So I've been away from mountain biking for a few years. My wife decided we were having children so it became impossible to get away which means I have been flirting with the dark side the last few years. I have now returned with a bargain hardtail picked up locally. My previous bike was a meta 55 b...
by slickmouse
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!
Replies: 63
Views: 2493

Re: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!

Bad example. Obviously some of Slickm###'s brain damage was rubbing off on me. I usually try and ignore puerile comments, BUT that is a term those would be GROSSLY offensive to many people certainly to those that have disabled children, and is quite possibly a criminal offence to use on a public fo...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Cleaning Pedals
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Cleaning Pedals

Chunkers1980 wrote:Slick, you asked a question, then answered it :-/


, grease replacement works wonderfully if you have a plain bearing and can get up 50psi of pressure, not at all well with ball bearings and trying to feed it through with your finger
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!
Replies: 63
Views: 2493

Re: Frame warranty replacment - potential dogs dinner!

BS informed me that they have a replacement so frame will get fixed :) , although part will be in black, not white like original :( Apparently painting it is not an option - no reason given just that they don't. I wouldn't be impressed with that at all. NO me neither, if you got a new bonnet for yo...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 01:22 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Cleaning Pedals
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Cleaning Pedals

I'd just strip it and clean it all and put loads of new grease in. Be careful the bearings are small and the seals have flaps on that need to got the correct way to work right. why is that better than pressure cleaning it with penetrating oil ? have you ever seen an excavator operator regrease his ...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 01:02 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

you and you comrade were taking explicitly about lighter wheels, don't try and change the debate halfway through No, Not really. And it's an arguement not a debate and, please God, let it be more than halfway through! How much EXACTLY improved acceleration would he experience with lighter wheels No...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:54 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

if you can A) reduce the weight of the rider by 10lb OR b) the weight of the bike by 8lbs, which of those will give the greater increase in acceleration you dont even need a calculator for this one That's the first time you've been right; I don't need a calculator for that. I reckon you might thoug...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:52 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

you and you comrade were taking explicitly about lighter wheels, don't try and change the debate halfway through No, Not really. And it's an arguement not a debate and, please God, let it be more than halfway through! How much EXACTLY improved acceleration would he experience with lighter wheels No...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:45 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

Have you ever watched an ice-skater spin? Or moved inboard on a rotating roundabout? Or conversely used a long spanner to undo a particularly stubborn bolt. Or..., or,... or... A lighter wheel accelerates faster than a heavier one for a given input. Fact. The further from the locus of rotation the ...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:37 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

Have you ever watched an ice-skater spin? Or moved inboard on a rotating roundabout? Or conversely used a long spanner to undo a particularly stubborn bolt. Or..., or,... or... A lighter wheel accelerates faster than a heavier one for a given input. Fact. The further from the locus of rotation the ...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:30 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

Have you ever watched an ice-skater spin? Or moved inboard on a rotating roundabout? Or conversely used a long spanner to undo a particularly stubborn bolt. Or..., or,... or... A lighter wheel accelerates faster than a heavier one for a given input. Fact. The further from the locus of rotation the ...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:25 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Voodoo?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Voodoo?

Hi, was thinking about getting my first mountain bike for basic trail riding, forest riding and single track, nothing competitive or serious. I have saw the voodoo bikes get a good review and was wondering if that is the case? Also wondering if extra£100 for the 2013/14 hoodoo is worth it over the ...
by slickmouse
Fri Oct 04, 2013 00:12 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

There's a bit more too it than Newtons second law. If you got beyond GCSE physics you would understand why weight on the rim and tyre counts for so much more than weight anywhere else. How's your calculus? Not so bad mate, hows yours, seems as one of the proposers has gone missing and the other is ...
by slickmouse
Thu Oct 03, 2013 23:51 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Current bike too heavy? All mountain
Replies: 77
Views: 1535

Re: Current bike too heavy? All mountain

There's a bit more too it than Newtons second law. If you got beyond GCSE physics you would understand why weight on the rim and tyre counts for so much more than weight anywhere else. How's your calculus? Not so bad mate, hows yours, seems as one of the proposers has gone missing and the other is ...
by slickmouse
Thu Oct 03, 2013 23:39 pm
Forum: Health, Fitness & Training
Topic: Home gym equipment suggestion ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3814

Re: Home gym equipment suggestion ?

Do have a good look on various websites for second hand home gyms... I picked one of these up for £40 apart from 2 little tears in the seat it was and still is in perfect working order. http://i40.tinypic.com/8zqlpj.jpg have wondered why they are so cheap ? this has been answered several times, a h...
by slickmouse
Thu Oct 03, 2013 23:23 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Cleaning Pedals
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Cleaning Pedals

Chunkers1980 wrote:I'd just strip it and clean it all and put loads of new grease in. Be careful the bearings are small and the seals have flaps on that need to got the correct way to work right.


why is that better than pressure cleaning it with penetrating oil ?

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