I have a beautiful old rocky altitude that has good parts except the fork a marzzochi atom 80 that needs overhaul including new bushings. Suspensionwerx has no bushings…
Help…. still love the bike for a little ride around…. any idea how to fix this problem.
Suspensionwerx said they could build me a fox that would work for about $300…. any other ideas? The cartridge is fine in the fork…. just needs new oil, seals bushings… Looks like the atom 80 is a 2000
Again silverstar is very rough… Really wouldn't take a 9 year old there. Sun peaks is much better. Also one way to get good suggestions is to phone the bike shops in the area and they will give you good advice Skyride is a great shop in Vernon
Not silverstar they really don't seem to be spending enough time maintaining the trails. Two otb's in one day… The last one was it for me with the mountain. A stump in the middle of the trail about 3 inches in diameter and about 4 inches in height stopped my bike dead…. Wtf? 50 for a lift ticket as well. Been riding whistler since it opened. Roots r fine rock gardens np. This was just silly. no real interest by the staff in going to fix the problem either…. Give it a pass. Still recovering from multiple bruises and a big knock to the noggin. Haven't had one of those I about the last 15 years of riding.:nono:
My son now is the proud owner of a stinky Jr with hayes mags, single tracks, and 5" marz forks… he has a full face and body armor… He started on crank it up at 6 yrs old… Last year was his first year riding crank it up… … the stinky really helped him up his game… lots more air with far few crashes…
I really suggest the stinky jr… it is so solid..
Here is my little guy, first time hitting up Easy Does it on Whistler last summer :rocker:
And drinks at the GLC afterwords:
He was so proud of himself he was braging to the waitress how he just rode Easy Does It on the mountain!!! :) Can't wait for this season, he is big enough for the 24's on his bike now.
Axiom: Good fit, decent weight, only problem was the head seperated (It's glued in)
Titec: Heavy, not a precise fit, shitty clamp, creaky seat interface. Nothing good to say about it really.
Praxxys: Really light, stiff, one piece head so no glue issues, good clamp, inexpensive, but hard to find. I got mine from Matt at NSBS.
I've realised that most people who say they hate interrupted seat tubes, do not actually hate the frame design, but can't stand the substandard options when it comes to seat post choice. The Praxxys has been on my bike nearly 2 years now and it's faultless as far as I'm concerned.
axiom one worked great for me once I drilled a hole and put a bolt through (heat treated steel) to keep the head fixed in place…
I work in a program with kids in need. We have a child that wants to learn how to ride a bike - grade 7. He really needs to learn as he has great coordiation dificulties and I have time to teach him.
His mum is on welfare and is just making ends meet. If you have a bike that just needs a bit of tlc and not major parts - that you are willing to part with or know somebody who does… pm me or email me or phone me at 604 317 9878
I know he would be greatly indebted. He is definitely in need of some tlc himself and any kindness would be greatly apppreciated.
actually, the format or something needs to change… even my 7 year old looked at the advert and couldn't be bothered… very 'borrowing' he said - I think he meant boring. He said he would rather ride. It just can't keep going on year after year the same way… it needs to be reinvented… perhaps some more stuff for nubies about how to get into the sport.
my son and I have gone every year. This will be the first one we miss this year too. It doesn't look too interesting this year. Two years with dangerous dan was great… last year the skills wasn't as interesting but the swap was a draw last year for us. But, now it is not very interesting as the skill comp. doesn't look that great. I may go the gear swap later on.