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July 18, 2003, 11:35 p.m.
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Dual Crown Fork Bumpers

got to the hardwarestore

they got clear plastic hose in the plumbing section or even the high pressure stuff reinforced with nylon thread, you can slit it down the side [HTML_REMOVED] zap strap it on

I use a piece of the big clear tubing for a chainstay guard ,its like 1.50$ a ft or something

July 18, 2003, 11:24 p.m.
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Fork Boots for a DC fork...

try a used motorcycle parts shop,maybe they will have something that will work .I once put some fork boots from a 650 bsa on a dirt bike fork and it quit leaking right away WITHOUT replacing the seals.

A local dude ,same guy who scoped out the 7.50$ boxxer seals from the tractor dealer had some shitty boots on his boxxers that didnt even clamp at the top and he had 1 [HTML_REMOVED] 1/2 years on the cheap seals and NO leaks…of course it looked shitty

If the quality of seals/wipers was any good they wouldnt be leaking … my take on mtn bike technology is that its where dirt bikes were 25 years ago … full floating rear hubs were the shit in like 1975,european dirt bikes all leaked but performed great

July 18, 2003, 11:08 p.m.
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stiky houseing

the quik fix is tri-flow but chances are the loop of housing closest to the deraillier is all rusty and fluffed-up

replacing the cable and housing is a good idea and not too expensive .if you don't have the 40$ park cable cutters take the old pieces to the lbs and get them to cut exact replacement pieces for you …but I bet replacing the lower loop will fix it cuz this piece is always hanging down in the wet and fluffs up/rusts 1st

July 18, 2003, 10:55 p.m.
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Williams Lake?

check out puddlebike.com for all the shit on williams lake

If you need a shuttle Janelle has a BIG honkin suburban that holds 7 ,if you need a guide she will provide you with some local 14 yearold that will school your ass…just be warned about her collection of Madonna Cd's

you MUST ride desous mtn ,a 40 minute DH single track that drops 900 meters

Red shreds(250-398-surf is THE center of mtb/kayaking/outdoors in the cariboo, a totally righteous shop… he also has about 6K of my money

July 18, 2003, 9:25 a.m.
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XTR B-tension spring

so are the parts not stocked cuz Norco [HTML_REMOVED] Lambert don't wana bother or cuz shimano doesnt make them?

obviously they are available from shimano

is it just alot easier/mo $$ for the distributor to stock only assemblies than to provide parts to the dealers??

whats really going on here??

July 18, 2003, 7:13 a.m.
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Hayes Replacement Pads.

phone the store and ask the bike dept person if they got em

If you get a sku # from the store person you can mailorder stuff even tho its not in the cataloge

July 17, 2003, 11:15 p.m.
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Hayes Replacement Pads.

yup

July 17, 2003, 4:10 p.m.
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Fork oil help

ask them to order it for you ,I got it from a yamaha dealer for 20$ a litre . I'm in P.G. but any dealer should be able to get it …from wherever they get it from.

or ask yer LBS where they get it from

July 17, 2003, 3:14 p.m.
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XTR B-tension spring

what oldfart sez,clean and lube the pivot shafts,both the derailliuer pivot AND the cage pivot.If one is siezed the other one is also likely siezed

I couldn't get my XT to shift into 9th until I serviced both these shafts… the idler couldn't shift the chain onto the smallest diameter cog

hey an I re[HTML_REMOVED]re'd it just using a swissarmy knife and a pipe wrench

July 17, 2003, 2:55 p.m.
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My Big Fat Balfa Rant!

I sent you a PM if yer really interested in the brodie

my kid just called me and said he got a job at MB ,he thot he was gona be working in the shop but for his 1st day of work he has to go help out on the sunpeaks trip

so he called to borrow food money

July 17, 2003, 8:04 a.m.
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My Big Fat Balfa Rant!

some old guy

giant nrs,vitus road bike,kona hahana, Brodie holeshot … but one at a time

wana buy the brodie?Its well spec'ed and in nice shape

July 17, 2003, 7:57 a.m.
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So I Was Talking To A Shimano Tech Guy

If yer riding up as well as down 9spd is a BIG difference, I find the extra gears mean I always got a good gear for whatever I'm climbing and a super low 34t is nice.My road bike with only a 7spd cog is really at a disadvantage on climbs

One of my bikes has a 5 year old 7spd acera derailler working OK with a 9spd cassette all I changed was the cogset/chain[HTML_REMOVED]changer.It just takes a little fine tuning/hanger straightening/cable replacement.

if yer just going downhill splitting in another 2 gears dosent make much differenece so 7 or 8 spd is fine but shimano isn't gona bother with that for such a small market.

Shimano couldnt even bother to show up on time for Banshee and make no mistake they could care less about losing PIP's business cuz its less than a spit in the bucket compared to what they sell to giant …they probably don't have a clue what happened or why he is going SRAM ,the reality of dealing with a BIG company

for me I think I will stick with the standards already setup .I'm not thrilled with shimano's attempts to make an all in one brake lever/shifter for example,altho it is good on road bikes(STi brake/shifters). I like to have stuff that I can swap around depending on what bike needs what or what I am building up

I think 8sp REPLACEMENT parts will be available for a little while and 9spd for a long time

SRAM is gona pickup the crumbs that shimano doesnt want,I would be willing to give them a try

9spd chains do seem to break more than 8spd.I use sachs mostly cuz I can always get em cheap at MEC

July 17, 2003, 12:27 a.m.
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XTR B-tension spring

take the horshoe clip off the back of the derailler and see whats wrong inside.The shaft could have siezed up and just needs a little grease,this happened to the XT on both my bike and my GF's bike.

the lower pivot shaft was also binding on mine,I just took it apart ,cleaned and lubed

July 17, 2003, 12:11 a.m.
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My Big Fat Balfa Rant!

Thats good that puro has it

For reasons I won't go into ,I am almost certain the lbs and the landlord at the old site are NOT on good terms

Re:the french thing…another lbs told me he had to yell and rant and rave at a french outfit(not balfa) to get them moving,which was not the way he was used to doing business

could be a cutural thing eh?

July 16, 2003, 11:40 a.m.
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My Big Fat Balfa Rant!

ya they are a balfa dealer but they don't have credit established with any manufacturer,they are a new store just getting established … Brian is a retired DH rider and Dave has a real job at costco

I think I would ask for $ up frort on a custom order,a stock balfa you could likely sell no prob but you could lose $ on something custom if the customer changes his mind

one lbs I deal with sez "anytime you deal with those assholes back east its a problem,if yer dealing with someone in BC …no problem"

Hey I got warranty on my brodie in 2 HOURS

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