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  1. #11

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    I have 2 mountain bikes if you're around 5-8 tall.
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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    I have 2 mountain bikes if you're around 5-8 tall.

    Im 5'7 and usually ride a medium. Thanks so much for the offer.

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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

    Everything you'll ever need to know is there.

    But, nothing beats hands-on instruction. .

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    Some of Sheldon's stuff is getting a little dated unfortunately, but it's still a great resource. On the MTB side you can also pick up a bunch of good info on MTBR, though you have to filter through some junk to get at it.
    Brian

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by BackLoafRiver View Post
    Will do. Actually, I will be in Connecticut twice in 3 weeks. The first being Mid-March (Burlington Area) and the second being in early April. (Hartford Area) Both times I should have time to ride if trails are open. The only issue is I can't bring my bike. Would love to get a ride in at least once.
    April seems more realistict than March, by that time Case Mt should be rideable as the place drains very well. Either 03Jeff or I should be able to give a tour. Case has everything from techy XC to X-struntry to light free ride.

    Are you going to be around during the week or on the weekend?

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    Nice to meet you at the Summit BackLoafRiver! Keep that bump comp in mind for the 16th of March...
    Brian

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    April seems more realistict than March, by that time Case Mt should be rideable as the place drains very well. Either 03Jeff or I should be able to give a tour. Case has everything from techy XC to X-struntry to light free ride.

    Are you going to be around during the week or on the weekend?
    Both. Should be there Thursday through Sunday right now.

    Bvibert - nice meeting you too! I will keep the bump comp in mind. There is a better than average chance I will just show up and drink/ watch people who ski better than I do but it would be cool to check out.


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    Have you been to any more maintenance classes BackLoafRiver?
    Brian

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    Yeah, we have had two more since my first post. The second class was on basic wheel and tire maintenance. (nothing on truing yet) Last week we did a class on replacing brake cable and housing as well as how to adjust the three major types of brakes. The only nab was he DIDN'T cover hydraulic disc as we all had either road bikes or mech. disc.

    The next class is scheduled for next week and we are going to cover shifting/ derailleur adjustment. I have already learned a TON but feel a little overwhelmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackLoafRiver View Post
    Yeah, we have had two more since my first post. The second class was on basic wheel and tire maintenance. (nothing on truing yet) Last week we did a class on replacing brake cable and housing as well as how to adjust the three major types of brakes. The only nab was he DIDN'T cover hydraulic disc as we all had either road bikes or mech. disc.

    The next class is scheduled for next week and we are going to cover shifting/ derailleur adjustment. I have already learned a TON but feel a little overwhelmed.
    There's not really much to adjust on hydraulic disc, aside from aligning the caliper. They do require periodic bleeding though, which is good to know how to do (if you have to service them that is).
    Brian

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