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09-15-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

This actually worked! There was a flanged nut...

This actually worked! There was a flanged nut almost up against the lock ring. After removing the axle, it was a piece of cake....
09-15-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

Didn't think till I tried it but the tool has a...

Didn't think till I tried it but the tool has a rod that goes through the hub on one side so no chance using a skewer, but that's good thinking out of the box
09-11-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By qclabrat

LOL, you really going to leave us hanging, after...

LOL, you really going to leave us hanging, after all this free advice?
What you get?
09-11-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By qclabrat

good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky...

good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky clean except the Monkey?
Dr.Lou, how you like those Gems?
09-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By qclabrat

They are IMO like Giants, good value bikes,...

They are IMO like Giants, good value bikes, definitely worth a look
Another brand is Jamis
09-11-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By qclabrat

^this, but this can still run you over $100,...

^this, but this can still run you over $100, unless you can do the work yourself
09-11-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,722
Posted By qclabrat

That's been the experiment for riders in my...

That's been the experiment for riders in my group. Most doing are riding bikes like the Hightower which is spec's with both wheel sizes, but not changing the forks.
Others are trying out the Super...
09-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,722
Posted By qclabrat

yes bike fit, is your friend on a medium SS? ...

yes bike fit, is your friend on a medium SS?
some frame geos are really hard to mate with 29r wheels which is why to preserve the angles they need to be dropped to 27.5, especially some FS frames. ...
09-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,722
Posted By qclabrat

I've ridden both at DH parks and personally...

I've ridden both at DH parks and personally prefer the smaller 27.5 wheels, also there aren't many plus tires with DH casings either
Though what the pros ride shouldn't matter, they are gravitating...
09-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By qclabrat

Give Specialized a call, its a good chance that...

Give Specialized a call, its a good chance that the larger rotors won't fit the frame. Most of my bike's stays wouldn't clear a rotor that size in the rear.
09-06-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

Thanks, I'll give this a try if the the vise...

Thanks, I'll give this a try if the the vise trick or qr does not work
09-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

Hmm, that could justify buying the big vise I've...

Hmm, that could justify buying the big vise I've been considering, thanks
09-06-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

I've used that method in the past for freewheels,...

I've used that method in the past for freewheels, but thos problem is not because it's stuck
09-06-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,722
Posted By qclabrat

I still have 2-3 26rs but that's down from close...

I still have 2-3 26rs but that's down from close to 8 a few years back. The primary issue with 26rs for me was that they really didn't account for newer standards like wider bars and slacker geo. I...
09-06-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,722
Posted By qclabrat

You got me, fixed to 27.5+

You got me, fixed to 27.5+
09-06-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By qclabrat

A wider bar allows better handling, but how wide...

A wider bar allows better handling, but how wide is personal. The shorter stem allows for the wider bar without changing your body position much.

A $200 MTB isn't really meant to be ridden...
09-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

I'll give this a try tomorrow, thanks

I'll give this a try tomorrow, thanks
09-05-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

It's a generic Alivio hub, because the spacer...

It's a generic Alivio hub, because the spacer between the cassette and hub is missing, the lock ring is just about touching the nut holding in the bearings. Since it's so close to the lock ring, the...
09-05-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By qclabrat

Jealous of your proximity to Whistler and...

Jealous of your proximity to Whistler and Squamish, but I won't sell you an Enduro bike.
XC bikes are general spec'd with 100 or 120mm forks and 100mm or so shocks.
Go to the next range with...
09-05-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By qclabrat

I hear you, I have a Pivot which costs more than...

I hear you, I have a Pivot which costs more than my car and it's so sensitive. Constantly needs tweaks and hugs to have it optimized. Last few rides, I've just been riding a full rigid 29+ and will...
09-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By qclabrat

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it...

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it will compromise on some parts which would matter to me. The key word is "me", stick to your budget, do your homework and test a few bikes. Giants are...
09-05-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By qclabrat

Congrats, I think the Talon is great deal for...

Congrats, I think the Talon is great deal for those starting to ride in the woods. Your color choice is also nice and timeless.
Hope the buyer enjoys the Schwinn as much as you have.
09-05-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By qclabrat

Help getting cassette lock ring off?

In haste, I forgot to add a spacer to my 8 spd cassette and now not able to get my lock ring off to change to a 9 spd.
The removal tool, doesn't have enough depth to catch the splines and is...
09-04-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,793
Posted By qclabrat

I've got a bunch to say on this topic when the...

I've got a bunch to say on this topic when the time is right.
I'm a member of an organized group who builds and maintain trails in NJ. Advocating for new parks has been very difficult especially...
09-04-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,722
Posted By qclabrat

the jump from 26 to 29 was too much for lots of...

the jump from 26 to 29 was too much for lots of riders especially smaller ones.
27.5 filled the void when 26r really died. I've yet to meet someone who started with a 27.5 who didn't eventually...
09-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By qclabrat

which bikes are you looking at? 160mm is pretty...

which bikes are you looking at? 160mm is pretty much the standard for the enduro type most have been marketing
Though I see you are in BC, which has some of the best enduro/AM trails
Are you sure...
09-04-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By qclabrat

love them Thumbmies....

love them Thumbmies....
09-04-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By qclabrat

nice, congrats

nice, congrats
09-04-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By qclabrat

https://ritchey.vintagebicycledatabase.com/models....

https://ritchey.vintagebicycledatabase.com/models.php
09-04-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By qclabrat

you need more pics, of the entire bike and...

you need more pics, of the entire bike and closeups of the details like the dropouts, fork, headtube...
All I see is a scratched up BB and seatpost binder bolt, what makes your friend think its a...
09-04-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By qclabrat

it appears to be in good shape But 15 year old...

it appears to be in good shape
But 15 year old 26rs are abundant, I'd offer no more than 250
09-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By qclabrat

why Q-factor? you'll be fine I've used 7 speed...

why Q-factor? you'll be fine
I've used 7 speed XT cranks with 9 speed drive trains all the time
09-04-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By qclabrat

what type of riding? For me anything on sale...

what type of riding?
For me anything on sale and hope it fits. Like helmets, not all fit the same
09-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By qclabrat

what type of trails will you be riding and how...

what type of trails will you be riding and how are your bike maintenance skills
08-25-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By qclabrat

you getting a replacement? Fall riding in NJ is...

you getting a replacement? Fall riding in NJ is about the best
6mile run was packed today and conditions were primo
08-25-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By qclabrat

it should be SIS, most of these part are only...

it should be SIS, most of these part are only available through the secondary market.
You don't need to find exact parts. If the parts are originally, it should be 6 speed. Just find other speed...
08-25-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By qclabrat

can you get European brands like Cube and Ragley?

can you get European brands like Cube and Ragley?
08-25-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By qclabrat

you can get good prices from Europe, but you have...

you can get good prices from Europe, but you have to be willing to wait and the potential for extra tariffs.
Most of my parts are from either Jensen or Competitive Cyclists
08-25-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By qclabrat

your prices are a bit off New entry bikes are...

your prices are a bit off
New entry bikes are about 800, mid range models are at least double
used highend hardtail bikes, good examples are 2-3 times what you are estimating

you asked about...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-25-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By qclabrat

They sell cheaper alternatives with clamps as...

They sell cheaper alternatives with clamps as substitutes to braze-ons for racks, but I've heard nothing but good feedback on the Thule below.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-25-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By qclabrat

Congrats, which Electra?

Congrats, which Electra?
08-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By qclabrat

YT is your friend ...

YT is your friend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2819rP9Tw
08-22-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By qclabrat

how are you with bike maintenance? Consider...

how are you with bike maintenance?
Consider year end deals at your LBS
Forum: Fatbikes
08-22-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By qclabrat

are you planning to use studdeable tires or just...

are you planning to use studdeable tires or just looking to screw them in? I've seen the latter with mostly minimal success.
Main benefits of tubeless is to run single digit tire pressures while not...
08-21-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,047
Posted By qclabrat

I ride both, after a bad crash, I lose my mojo...

I ride both, after a bad crash, I lose my mojo and blame the SPDs or Eggbeaters, then go to flats. It's a never ending cycle. Start with flats, and after getting comfortable riding technical...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By qclabrat

which tires and what type of studs? Are you...

which tires and what type of studs?
Are you running tubeless?
08-18-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By qclabrat

Edit to above looks like its an air spring design...

Edit to above looks like its an air spring design see the service manual here:
...
08-18-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By qclabrat

Lol, Lucky's no joke at 25. I had planned for...

Lol, Lucky's no joke at 25. I had planned for the 50 but I broke my ribs and finger a few times in the spring and called it for the season.

Mooch is not terrible for a normal XC race but an...
08-18-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By qclabrat

First of all thanks for your years of service. ...

First of all thanks for your years of service.

Parts for the C-dale headahocks are no longer made but there are a few places with old stock if you look hard enough. I believe the shock is some...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By qclabrat

I'm also a big fan of FBNs, light weight and...

I'm also a big fan of FBNs, light weight and cheap, everyone gets hung up on that they are not so tough, but as they say.... pick two of the three
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