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Old 08-04-2009, 06:22 PM   #11866
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Have you checked your local CL?

CL is such a crapshoot around here on anything. For starters, it covers a couple hundred miles of turf- you could easily spend all day on the road checking out a deal.

Bicycles are even worse- the good stuff is well used, the cheap stuff is well neglected.

The really good stuff tends to filter down through alternate channels. If he was maybe 6'3" and posted this 3 weeks ago, I could have hooked him up with a great deal on a Specialized S-works cyclocross bike without blowing his budget too bad.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:44 PM   #11867
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Guys.... I hope one of you can help me....

Are the Disc brake mounts of AMP Research bikes compatible with other calipers / new systems?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:46 PM   #11868
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Guys.... I hope one of you can help me....

Are the Disc brake mounts of AMP Research bikes compatible with other calipers / new systems?
Off the top of the head, no. BUT its been a while since I've seen an AMP.

There's someone here that used to work there. Maybe he'll chime in.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:50 PM   #11869
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CL is such a crapshoot around here on anything. For starters, it covers a couple hundred miles of turf- you could easily spend all day on the road checking out a deal.

Bicycles are even worse- the good stuff is well used, the cheap stuff is well neglected.

The really good stuff tends to filter down through alternate channels. If he was maybe 6'3" and posted this 3 weeks ago, I could have hooked him up with a great deal on a Specialized S-works cyclocross bike without blowing his budget too bad.
Tell me about it - last motorcycle i bought off it dropped a cylinder after 250 miles. chalk that up to my ignorance i suppose... too bad about the cyclocrosser, those bikes are sick, but i only stand 5'8". A friend of mine mentioned a trek 820 in a local pawn shop for 150, im gonna go check it out tomorrow. Any obvious things to look for on a used hardtail mountainbike?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #11870
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Tell me about it - last motorcycle i bought off it dropped a cylinder after 250 miles. chalk that up to my ignorance i suppose... too bad about the cyclocrosser, those bikes are sick, but i only stand 5'8". A friend of mine mentioned a trek 820 in a local pawn shop for 150, im gonna go check it out tomorrow. Any obvious things to look for on a used hardtail mountainbike?
I'm 5'8" too. Look for 53-54cm top tubes in road bikes. Depends on how long yer torso is.

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Old 08-04-2009, 09:04 PM   #11871
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Off the top of the head, no. BUT its been a while since I've seen an AMP.

There's someone here that used to work there. Maybe he'll chime in.

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Thanks! I hope he reads this.

Calipers are only available used, right?
AMP still exists and i think they still provide technical support, but they don't sell bike parts anymore, I think...
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:06 PM   #11872
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Tell me about it - last motorcycle i bought off it dropped a cylinder after 250 miles. chalk that up to my ignorance i suppose... too bad about the cyclocrosser, those bikes are sick, but i only stand 5'8". A friend of mine mentioned a trek 820 in a local pawn shop for 150, im gonna go check it out tomorrow. Any obvious things to look for on a used hardtail mountainbike?
thats trek's base level mountain bike, probably about $300 brand new. they've made various 820's over the years, going back like 20 years or more.

at a pawnshop for $150 it had better be pretty clean and nearly new lookin. here's some owner reviews of those... http://www.mtbr.com/cat/older-catego...502_91crx.aspx


as far as checking out a bike... make sure the wheels are straight (pick up one end of the bike, spin the wheel, check for side to side and up and down wobble, also check if the wheel bearing is smooth and free from play, then repeat for the other end), make sure there's no loose or broken spokes. make sure the gears all shift ok, the tires hold air and the brakes work. bounce the forks, make sure there is some damping, and no binding or side to side play. grab the front brake hard and put some weight on the bars and rock the bike fore-to-rear-to-fore and make sure there's no play in the steering bearings. probably a good thing to eyeball the rear derailler idler pulleys and verify they are in line (parallel) with the nearest gear in the rear cluster (this is easy to fix but a acommon problem, bike gets dropped, derailler bends inwards, shifting goes to hell).
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #11873
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New Yeti footage

As always, this is not spam.

Just a well produced video of some top level 4x and downhill racing.

http://yeticycles.com/#/videovault/F...009WC8Bromont/
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:38 PM   #11874
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Mostly street with some trails thrown in = hybrid not mtn bike. ...
+1. It's a subtle distinction, but that's why they call 'em hybrids. They split the difference between a road bike and a mtn bike. They work really well on bumpy paved paths, rail-trails, and smooth chipped paths. My 7500 has a suspended front, seatpost spring, 38mm tires, but a hardtail.

OTOH, my next bike is probably going to be a chromoly framed tourer, like a Trek 520. The hybrid still feels a bit BMX-ish, twitchy, and cramped for my riding speeds and duration.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #11875
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Trek Equinox TTX 9.9

Anyone looking for a tri bike, I have an 09 TTX 9.9 for sale to fund my new Tiger....
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:53 PM   #11876
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Anyone looking for a tri bike, I have an 09 TTX 9.9 for sale to fund my new Tiger....
NOWWWW you tell me. I just bought a TTX last week!

Edit to add: Good choice of bike - pedal or otherwise
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #11877
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As always, this is not spam.

Just a well produced video of some top level 4x and downhill racing.

http://yeticycles.com/#/videovault/F...009WC8Bromont/

Missy "The Missile" Giove

... not from her yeti days, but still great. I think that's Kaprun in Austria.








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Old 08-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #11878
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Missy "The Missile" Giove
Missy don't ride no more.



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Old 08-05-2009, 09:54 PM   #11879
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I didn't turn up the speakers for the video, but it if was me it would have sounded like,
"fuckimgonnadiegonnadiegonnadiefuckfuckfuckityfuckf uckgonnadiegonnadie...well hey, whaddya know?"

She probably could have used a bike and a big ass downhill when the Feds pinched her with all the weed, though.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:20 PM   #11880
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"She was mountain biking's first rock star."

yep. I saw her racing 2 times. I'm still a big fan.

too sad, this happened. stupid mistake.


The most shocking aspect of Giove's arrest, say people who knew her, was her longtime anti-drug stance. Back in the early 1990s, drugs were part of the counter-cultural scene that went with mountain biking.
"Missy was always the one who was giving people crap about it, saying, 'Don't drink, don't smoke, stay clean and stay focused,' " said Montgomery, who now manages Scott USA's bike division.
As a fledgling racer in her early 20s, Giove coached other young racers on how to eat healthy and stay strong, Glaspell said. She pushed natural diets and meditation and a strict training regimen.
"I never ever, ever saw Missy smoke pot, never saw her do any drugs. She was always into super heavy hippy homeopathic (stuff)," Glaspell said.
That leads many to wonder whether, if the charges are true, the adventurous thrill of drug-running appealed to Giove. "You are one step away from going to federal prison. The challenge of getting away with it, making money at it, I am sure that is incredibly invigorating and thrilling," said fellow bike-racer Dunlap. "Maybe for Missy, when she was used to that kind of feeling when she was racing, not having it anymore was a like a withdrawal from a drug."
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