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07-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Darth Lefty

Would you prefer I call it LWB DF? Conversations...

Would you prefer I call it LWB DF? Conversations turn...
07-11-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are off-road 3 wheelers and even 4 wheel...

There are off-road 3 wheelers and even 4 wheel conversions for 3 wheelers. But I haven’t seen anyone pushing a 2 wheel version.

few-to-no SSFG bents either, probably!
07-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,199
Posted By indyfabz

Wonder if the OP checked for signs. Here in...

Wonder if the OP checked for signs. Here in Philadelphia, the sides of streets with bike lanes are usually marked with “No Parking” signs. That does not prohibit stopping. As one parking official...
07-10-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,199
Posted By bikecrate

The right side of the road is prime territory. ...

The right side of the road is prime territory. Unfortunately, that's where the bike lanes are. Buses, delivery and garbage trucks are going to be there. It's part of bike riding.
07-10-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By blue192

An Axxhole that is who.

An Axxhole that is who.
06-19-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By Mulberry20

Michelin does. The Aircomp is my favorite tube. ...

Michelin does. The Aircomp is my favorite tube.

BTW you can use 23 tubes on 25 tires with no issues. In fact its easier to mount them.
05-27-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By qclabrat

look back in articles from the 80s, the same was...

look back in articles from the 80s, the same was said about aluminum frames vs steel....
05-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,278
Posted By Last ride 76

All the time. ...

All the time.
...
05-14-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,278
Posted By shelbyfv

I've put fork mounts on a 2X6. I have a bed cap...

I've put fork mounts on a 2X6. I have a bed cap so obviously I have to put the bike in backwards. I clamp the fork and the back wheel is snugged up against the front of the truck bed. Seems very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By plook

I don't think this is the solution for me, but...

I don't think this is the solution for me, but thanks for your suggestion
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It'll just be a little rough. With 20s, I...

It'll just be a little rough. With 20s, I wouldn't drop the pressure. You'll live, can't damage anything. You're more likely have have problems if you drop the pressure. There are still folks around...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,005
Posted By qclabrat

nice work on the TM, consider getting a Silky...

nice work on the TM, consider getting a Silky saw, it's the weapon of choice for us to clear sizable blow downs.
I have a straight saw and folding version to I keep in by pack....
04-15-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Trevtassie

chuck me on there too, ya grumpy old fart

chuck me on there too, ya grumpy old fart
04-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By frankenmike

I typically engage the lockout for sections of...

I typically engage the lockout for sections of pavement, then unlock for trail. My system basically increases compression damping, so you end up “un-travelled” geometry-wise.
04-07-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By obrentharris

Eldridge Grade from Phoenix Lake to the top of...

Eldridge Grade from Phoenix Lake to the top of Tam. Rocky in places and steep in places. Sometimes the refreshment stand at the top is open. If I recall correctly there is a vending machine also....
03-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Happy Feet

Of course IQ is involved in any activity but I...

Of course IQ is involved in any activity but I don't think there is anything so unique to mountain biking that it would self select for a specific type of intelligence, beyond the basic traits...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-11-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Yup, fattys are fun like riding a monster truck:

Yup, fattys are fun like riding a monster truck:
11-20-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,006
Posted By shelbyfv

Now we're rolling:deadhorse:

Now we're rolling:deadhorse:
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Happy Feet

When it can't get off the couch by itself. ...

When it can't get off the couch by itself.

Or, what slo rida said.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By slo_rida

3.8” or more wide is “fat” 3” to <3.8” is...

3.8” or more wide is “fat”
3” to <3.8” is “plus”

27.5+ x 2.8" knobby... that’s just next year’s gravel bikes
10-14-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,734
Posted By 2cam16

After two years, he's probably found a bike by...

After two years, he's probably found a bike by now. ;)
10-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,233
Posted By mrv

who: me. sometimes. my cross bike has clipless...

who: me. sometimes. my cross bike has clipless (click-in whatever CrankBros on it)
why: well I didn't realize how much i like riding trails with flat pedals until I did it - your foot can be put...
10-13-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By CodyDog

Picked up a Rocky Mountain Altitude today

Test rode a Rocky Mountain Altitude, Specialized Stumpjumper and Kona Satori earlier in the day. Was strongly considering the Giant Trance as well. Decided on the 2019 Rocky Mountain Altitude A30....
10-10-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,782
Posted By bobwysiwyg

I'll be darned, never heard about this M/B when I...

I'll be darned, never heard about this M/B when I was a scout. Turns out its been around since 1911.. I have not. :p
...
10-07-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By KingOfTheHill

I’ve never ridden 395 itself but have driven it...

I’ve never ridden 395 itself but have driven it from I-15 to Carson City countless times on my way to Truckee, CA. I love the drive from Lone Pine on North.

someone posted the rides off of 395...
10-07-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,775
Posted By coopman

I hope not. I just bought a dead bike...

I hope not. I just bought a dead bike...
10-07-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,991
Posted By bargo68

Indeed! And there are some nice lugged...

Indeed! And there are some nice lugged double/triple butted frames out there for quite cheap! Fun to build up and personalize.
10-04-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By spikyone

Heh heh heh luckily the seller was local. The...

Heh heh heh luckily the seller was local. The minute he took out the bike from the car I wanted to run immediately. Fake doesn't even begin to describe it, and it was an mtb converted to RB to boot! ...
10-01-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,885
Posted By MarcusT

Might get better replies from the Fat Bike forum....

Might get better replies from the Fat Bike forum.
My patented adage:
Mtb is good for single track, fat bike is good for no track.
Though I use it for almost anything
Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By MarcusT

It's rare when I go fast. I don't take trails, I...

It's rare when I go fast. I don't take trails, I blaze my way across beaches, river beds and forests.
For those with fatties, it's not a criticism it's a fact of life. Big, wide tires with low psi...
09-25-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,680
Posted By Clem von Jones

Suspensions are a moronic marketing gimmick....

Suspensions are a moronic marketing gimmick. There will never be a bike suspension as sophisticated as your arms and legs. Just raise yourself off the saddle over big bumps and problem solved. Sure...
09-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,680
Posted By Leebo

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have...

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have some. Think about a 29er with plus tires. I too have a Krampus, great for bikepacking.
Forum: BMX
09-24-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By dabac

With a coaster brake, the pedal can end up...

With a coaster brake, the pedal can end up anywhere it pleases on its circle when you brake. Can be a nuisance when cornering or dealing with other obstacles. With a hand operated brake, braking is...
09-23-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By aclinjury

you're behind time pal. Doctors, dentists,...

you're behind time pal. Doctors, dentists, lawyers are buying Italian these days, ie, Pinarello, Colnago, Wilier, Divo, De Rosa, with Lightweight wheels. If it's American, then it's something custom...
09-20-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By Gresp15C

It doesn't strike me as rising very high on the...

It doesn't strike me as rising very high on the scale of hazards. With that said, when I'm riding no-hands, I will usually put my hands back on the bar if there's any kind of traffic -- bikes, peds,...
09-20-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By MoAlpha

Be sure to tell him to wear a helmet too.

Be sure to tell him to wear a helmet too.
09-20-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. I have ridden the 40 mile MUP between Lolo...

Yeah. I have ridden the 40 mile MUP between Lolo and Hamilton, MT, several times. Hardly seen anyone. And there are some nice views. All MUPs are not created equal.
...
09-19-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By bargo68

Save the yelling for when something actually...

Save the yelling for when something actually happens. It feels so much better when you have earned the righteous indignation! ;)

p.s. I work in Berkeley, so I've become immune to people policing...
09-19-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By woodcraft

Not the battle I would pick.

Not the battle I would pick.
09-19-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By Humpy

Honestly? I think riding around and yelling...

Honestly?

I think riding around and yelling at people about stuff like this is incredibly ******y.
09-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By ljsense

He's got both hands free to give you the proper...

He's got both hands free to give you the proper salute!
09-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By FiftySix

I like riding with my hands off the bars with a...

I like riding with my hands off the bars with a bike stable enough to make it easy to lean through sweeping turns. It's one way to take a load off the hands for a bit.

I'll admit, I get my hands...
09-18-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,497
Posted By Kapusta

That's all fine, but this is a thread for the...

That's all fine, but this is a thread for the steel bikes that ARE heavy.

Heavy aluminum bikes and light steel bikes can find their own thread :)
09-17-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've always liked the styling on this: ...

I've always liked the styling on this:

http://www.katanga.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSCN1070-1024x768.jpg
09-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By livedarklions

It's all a big lie-- everyone knows the Dutch...

It's all a big lie-- everyone knows the Dutch wear wooden helmets.
09-12-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 54,132
Posted By Graboid1

That Olympic 12 is a beauty! Must be super fun to...

That Olympic 12 is a beauty! Must be super fun to ride. I would love to hear the comments you get from other riders. A real beauty. Glad to see you are taking such good care of it.
09-12-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By delbiker1

I have a steel frame that had a dent in the front...

I have a steel frame that had a dent in the front of the head tube, about a nickle size and maybe 1/4 inch deep. When I rebuilt the bike I took it down to bare metal and sanded it out to 1800 grit...
09-12-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By carlosponti

not sure how feasible it is in your situation but...

not sure how feasible it is in your situation but
Rolling Dents out
09-11-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Litespud

You just want to gently radius the lower edge of...

You just want to gently radius the lower edge of the stem. Assuming it’s aluminum, sandpaper will do the job fine. Start with something like 120 and finish with something much finer - 400-600 maybe....
09-11-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By Kapusta

Unless it is an air fork (with a high max...

Unless it is an air fork (with a high max pressure) or a coil available with stiffer replacement springs, at 300lbs you may still be bottoming it out a lot.
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