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by BigStu2
Sun Jan 27, 2008 17:02 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cotic Soul , Marin Rocky Ridge or...??
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Cotic Soul , Marin Rocky Ridge or...??

Hi Guys,
Ride wise how would these two differ, I've read the tests but no ones ever tested them side by side, The Marin is a lot cheaper than the Cotic build up but is the money saved worth it. Or are they two different fish out on the trail.
Thanks
by BigStu2
Wed Jan 23, 2008 15:59 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Mavic 223 upgrade from Mavics range
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Thanks Ill look some up
Bigstu2
by BigStu2
Wed Jan 23, 2008 15:57 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Easton Vista wheelsets: Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Thanks guys, these only have 800km on them so far so I hope I get a little over 3 years out of them, Ill start greasing now.
Bigstu2
by BigStu2
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Easton Vista wheelsets: Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Easton Vista wheelsets: Maintenance

I picked up a set of Vistas for a good price and am wondering should you (can you)maintain the freewheel and bearings on these wheels as I've heard horror stories of Mavics tearing the internals to pieces if you dont keep the grease up to them?
Thanks
by BigStu2
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Handlebar questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

I've just fitted a 5 cm wider 1" Easton EC70 riser bar to my ride, the difference is very noticeable, much more control on snowy downhills, you can really mucle your way through, However if you go to wide you may find yourself reaching over the top tube to much as I have discovered which makes ...
by BigStu2
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Mavic 223 upgrade from Mavics range
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Mavic 223 upgrade from Mavics range

Dudes, I running 2004 model Mavic 223's and they are getting a bit tired, what is the Mavic modern equivalent to these rims, I dont need race light and definitly nothing heavier.
Thanks
by BigStu2
Sat Jan 19, 2008 20:46 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dura ace headsets???
Replies: 2
Views: 374

The bearings themselves are fully sealed units and there is an O ring in the the threaded section so it looks fairly weather tight, more so than the FSA I installed on my MTB ,its mainly the aluminium ring that slides onto the steerer tube under the lower bearing I was worried about, but I cant imag...
by BigStu2
Sat Jan 19, 2008 20:05 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dura ace headsets???
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Dura ace headsets???

Chasps, I'm asking again as I must have dumbfounded everyone last time, I've fitted a 1" dura ace threaded headset to my old beloved that I can't part with. (98 Merida) Admittidly the headset is light as a feather and written on the box is the word ¨Track¨. Are these headsets just for smooth ve...
by BigStu2
Mon Jan 14, 2008 16:10 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone ridden the '08 Marin Rocky Ridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Thanks for the info dudes. Very sweet looking ride, love the charge saddle, I've ordered a black one, should be arriving this month some time from england. Nice to see parts of the world not covered in ice and snow , Singletrack these days is the ride into town on the 30cm wide tyre tracks on ice co...
by BigStu2
Sun Jan 13, 2008 17:01 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone ridden the '08 Marin Rocky Ridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Anyone ridden the '08 Marin Rocky Ridge?

Anyone ridden the 08 rocky ridge and how would it compare with my old specialized epic comp 04 model in terms of trail hooliganism and ride quality, I dont mind letting it all hang out on the epic but there are limits...
by BigStu2
Fri Jan 11, 2008 18:02 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: butterfly bolt - supplier ???????????
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Pop down to a local stainless steel/ sheetmetal fabricator and they will Tig weld the wings onto bolt s for you and shape them to suit. This way you can oversize them for ease of use. :wink:
by BigStu2
Fri Jan 11, 2008 17:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: help me pick some new whels
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Yet another choice , I'm running bottom of the rung Easton vistas, so far have over 800 km on them and they are rather sweet, lighter the mavic askium, and not all the expensive.
Stu
by BigStu2
Thu Dec 06, 2007 19:50 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Fitting Dura ace octalink Bottom Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

Fitting Dura ace octalink Bottom Brackets

Lads, short of removing the bottom bracket from my old Merida to check its size how do I know what length and shell size to order, ( 68 or 70mm ) currently fitted with approx 9 yr old ultegra octalinks, is there a standard size ? and how can they be measured while still on the bike :?

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