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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Just came across this page.

the guy has pretty firm opinions on things but seems to know his onions.

Seems the main page is gone but the tech section survives


http://206.75.155.18/kmr/tech.html


sorry if its old news but i just learned a few things about brakes i didn't know before and he seems to think a well set up canti is the best brake to have

http://206.75.155.18/kmr/brakesfaq.html


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Fluffy Ben sent me to this site a while ago ,loads of good stuff ,mag 21 and manitou tech being especially useful


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:54 am 
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And that is DeeEight's incredibly useful tech page. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:53 am 
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so Deeeight, the forum member wrote these tech pages then? 8) 8) 8)

is that what you are saying?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:01 am 
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Yes.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:08 am 
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but DeeEight is referred to as Paul on here, these pages were written by Kristan Roberge ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
but DeeEight is referred to as Paul on here, these pages were written by Kristan Roberge ?


I don't know who this "paul" person is supposed to be but my real name is Kristan Roberge, and when I wrote the articles and made my web pages, I was posting under my real name on the usenet newsgroups (rec.bicycles.tech, rec.bicycles.off-road, alt.mountain-bike) because that was the net ettiquette for doing so back then (1994-1997). I made the webpages to quit having to re-type the same sorts of answers over and over again to different people asking the same questions. When I switched to using mtbr's forums instead of the usenet groups, which were at that stage going downhill, I started posting under aliases. As it happens, my absence from the newsgroups led to sheldon brown emailing me after nearly a year to find out if I was still alive.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
Just came across this page.

the guy has pretty firm opinions on things but seems to know his onions.

Seems the main page is gone but the tech section survives


http://206.75.155.18/kmr/tech.html


Heh, It seems I never fixed that link to point back to the main index level when I switched web servers. I'll fix it now I guess.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Some really good stuff the Kristan. I look forward to being able to browse the whole site. We could have done with you on the greasing tapers thread. :D


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