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Where are the boys?? Dont like it on here....

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 15:29 pm
by dcp1975
Where are the boys on this forum? I felt at home on WTB with the same names, Fozzy, Apcmtb, Satch, Sonic, Andy B, Ninj....my mum always told me when i was young not to talk to strangers, and thats what im doing! Where has everyone gone? It doesnt feel the same, when you look at the forum front screen :(

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 16:32 pm
by truespin
It does seem very quiet here still...

Not many of the regulars from WMB nor many 'new' faces :(

Hopefully it'll pick up again soon once the forum bugs are ironed out

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 17:03 pm
by apcmtb
Hi David, spot on it does seem very quiet, esp for a combined forum.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 17:25 pm
by BRUN
i think the beginners bit should be nearer the top of the forum

its only due to all the help i got that i ended up buying a bike, and going out on it so much, without the beginners forum on WMB i might never have bought one, down at the bottom of the forum nobody is going to use it

the forum is far too big

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 17:46 pm
by dcp1975
You are right it should be at the top, just like it was on the old forum! Teething problems i guess, Andy just want to ask a quickie, The fork on the mongoose is it better or worse than the Tora 302 i have on my hopper? :)

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:17 pm
by apcmtb
Bearing in mind that the Mongoose is half the price of your RH the Suntour (XCM) that comes on the Mongoose is very smooth, it weighs approx 2.4kg, which is almost exactly the same as the Tora SL that comes on the RH, I'd say its as good a fork, , i.e as smooth and no nasty rebounding

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:27 pm
by dcp1975
Cheers for that Andy, What about the actual frame is it good for future upgrades? I might get the Shimano XT crank or an upgrade to the brakes, i just hope its as good as the hopper for upgrades with having such a good frame.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:28 pm
by Satchmo245
I think part of the problem is that the forum is so damn BIG! However, the names you mentioned, plus a few more, just don't seem to be here anymore :(

I was looking forward to virtually meeting new people, sharing what little knowledge I have and sapping everybody elses :wink: , but I didn't think it would be straight trade!

Ho hum......

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:31 pm
by dcp1975
Your bike is looking good, new fork and how did you get your cassette soooo clean? lol :o

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:38 pm
by apcmtb
[quote="dcp1975"]Cheers for that Andy, What about the actual frame is it good for future upgrades? I might get the Shimano XT crank or an upgrade to the brakes, i just hope its as good as the hopper for upgrades with having such a good frame.[/quote]

The RH is one of the best frames around, so certainly a lot to live up to, but me or my brother wouldn't hesitate upgrading on his

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:48 pm
by Satchmo245
Cheers :D

For the cassette I used Hope sh1t shifter cleaner, a chain cleaning tool and an old brush head. You just gotta make sure you also clean the jockey wheels and the chainrings otherwise it just spreads the muck all over your hard work.

I am almost finished on my build, or I was until I was made redundant from work last week. It only needs another £300 spent on it but God knows when I will get a new job to raise the funds to complete it. So near yet so far! It's going to be awesome when it's done!

Hows the sale on fleabay going??

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:55 pm
by dcp1975
Its going okay i guess....its up to £255 it ends on Monday night, so it should do well im hoping to get £400 for it. As for the cash im going to pay my college fees and put a bit towards getting the Mongoose, i can scrap a little bit more towards getting it. Im planning to keep my next bike for quite a while thats why i was asking about future upgrades.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:57 pm
by dcp1975
Cheers again Andy, its good knowing that someone has got one and to know the ins and outs of it. :o

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:58 pm
by apcmtb
no problem, anytime David, just give me a shout if you need any more info

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:59 pm
by Satchmo245
[quote="dcp1975"]Cheers for that Andy, What about the actual frame is it good for future upgrades? I might get the Shimano XT crank or an upgrade to the brakes, i just hope its as good as the hopper for upgrades with having such a good frame.[/quote]

Essentially the frame is just another component on the bike. Okay, it's a big component but there is nothing stopping you from stripping all your other upgrades and components from it and putting them on a new frame when you feel you have outgrown/outperform it.

As for the fork, the damping is really good and the external rebound works perfectly. Very tunable and tracks the ground well.

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 06:13 am
by The Spiderman
I'm here.I think all the WMB'ers are still lurking in the corners..... :lol:

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 08:19 am
by Coolnick
It's def quiet here, used to be able to post a subject on Whatmtb forum and get plenty of quick replies. I posted a disc brake q on here and it took ages until someone replied.

Also, where is the forum search option!?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 08:50 am
by bluedigger
I lurked at the old site for ages. Now it's moved i'll join in proper like. Promise! :D

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 07:12 am
by BRUN
most of the WMB lot have moved to a new forum

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 21:32 pm
by pdrolo
Gotta agree - bike radar isn't a change for the better - when you first hit the web sites - and then you have click forum, login, navigate to your relevant section, then find your thread - I can see a lot of people not bothering - the forum should be 'bang' - 'in your face'