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08-23-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Bigbus

Here's a thought. Put a tube in it and lightly...

Here's a thought. Put a tube in it and lightly air it up enough to shape it and see if the white will wash or rub off. If it's mold release compound it should clean up.
08-22-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Bigbus

I buy foldable tires all the time and they've...

I buy foldable tires all the time and they've never had white creases. I know what you're talking about though and it sounds like a tire with dried out rubber. I'm just guessing here. I would at...
08-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,640
Posted By Bigbus

I've ridden through standing water that reaches...

I've ridden through standing water that reaches above the BB on purpose just to clean all the mud from the trail off so I don't have to hose it down when I get home. I've also switched to cartridge...
08-15-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,970
Posted By Bigbus

And you get even pressure on both sides when...

And you get even pressure on both sides when using a C-clamp.
08-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,970
Posted By Bigbus

I like square taper simply because it's what I'm...

I like square taper simply because it's what I'm familiar with, availability of parts, and most importantly, it's what I know how to work on. :foo:
08-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Bigbus

I keep threatening to do that (lock out) but the...

I keep threatening to do that (lock out) but the bike needs so much other stuff I just keep tuning it and riding it. One of these days I might tear it down and add some upgrades, but I'm not...
08-08-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Bigbus

I have a full suspension Giant aluminum 27.5 that...

I have a full suspension Giant aluminum 27.5 that I really love. It's become my go to bike. Only downside is that I have the rear suspension cranked as stiff as it will go because I don't like the...
08-05-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Bigbus

I think you done good! :beer:

I think you done good! :beer:
08-04-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,968
Posted By Bigbus

I would never go back to rim brakes.;

I would never go back to rim brakes.;
08-04-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bigbus

I carry one of my dog tags in a rubber sleeve (no...

I carry one of my dog tags in a rubber sleeve (no glare or reflection) with a few bucks for emergency coffee tucked in with it. To this day neither have been needed.
07-31-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Bigbus

It sounds like with your experience level, or...

It sounds like with your experience level, or rather, lack of, you might want to keep in mind that anything used you buy might need some tweaking which in your case will be a trip to the local bike...
07-28-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,380
Posted By Bigbus

I'm with you 100% on that! :beer:

I'm with you 100% on that! :beer:
07-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bigbus

I ride a lot of asphalt, gravel, and trails and I...

I ride a lot of asphalt, gravel, and trails and I am always on the same bike. It's a MTB with fenders, lights, panniers and a rack. I average 12 miles a day unless it's raining. I'm not about looking...
07-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,155
Posted By Bigbus

I've had both at my disposal and when it came to...

I've had both at my disposal and when it came to purchase new I've always stayed with the 27.5. Like you, I feel a real loss in maneuverability with the larger diameter tire even if the ride is...
07-14-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,868
Posted By Bigbus

I couldn't agree with you more. I ride while...

I couldn't agree with you more. I ride while using my hands for other things all the time, sometimes even changing out of my riding jacket as I warm up. If the bike doesn't suit me without hands, I...
07-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Bigbus

Hands down I like the Eva 2, if only it had disk...

Hands down I like the Eva 2, if only it had disk brakes. But even so, the trek is over priced according to average retail in excel condition it should be under 300. I like the front suspension vs...
07-12-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, that was kind of rude... At any rate, if...

Yeah, that was kind of rude... At any rate, if you simply look at what is involved on a bike with disc brakes you'll quickly figure out that there's a little more to it than simply super gluing a...
07-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,749
Posted By Bigbus

I'm in my upper 60's and got back into riding in...

I'm in my upper 60's and got back into riding in my mid 50's. I try to do 12 miles/day on a mountain bike, but it isn't a real challenge anymore. I will do a hard ride pushing it the whole time when...
07-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,641
Posted By Bigbus

I swap up bikes when I get bored riding the same...

I swap up bikes when I get bored riding the same one but have never worried about fatigue of the components. It's a bicycle, not a plane...
07-07-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Bigbus

I've found the cheap resin pads to be much more...

I've found the cheap resin pads to be much more quiet than semi-metallic. Won't use anything else in the future. My mistake was trying all kinds of disc's before figuring out it was the pads that...
07-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Bigbus

Poke a finish nail through the holes and bend it...

Poke a finish nail through the holes and bend it over-now that's old school!
07-06-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,484
Posted By Bigbus

Hasn't anyone ever heard of "JAY WALKING"? It's...

Hasn't anyone ever heard of "JAY WALKING"? It's when a pedestrian is encroaching on a motor vehicle's right of way! Bicycles should be obeying the rules of the road similar to a motor vehicle not a...
07-05-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,484
Posted By Bigbus

I check the lane of traffic behind me and if it's...

I check the lane of traffic behind me and if it's possible, I swerve further out into the road to go around them. But if there is traffic, and it sounds like there usually is for the OP, I go in the...
Forum: Introductions
07-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome My Friend from up yonder, Congrats on...

Welcome My Friend from up yonder, Congrats on your job. You will find lots of interesting topics here and many knowledgeable people, myself NOT included in that and a few that just think they know it...
06-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Bigbus

2 different metal types can fuse together over...

2 different metal types can fuse together over time. Just a thought.
06-30-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Bigbus

Unless you've never had a chain jump into the gap...

Unless you've never had a chain jump into the gap between gear and spokes, you know why they put them there. Mine are all gone because they turn brittle over time and disintegrate so I make a point...
06-30-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Bigbus

I may be way off base here, but to me a 2.1 seems...

I may be way off base here, but to me a 2.1 seems like a hybrid tire already. You might want to measure your actual rim width, but going down to a 1.5 should still work if you're talking tubed tire....
06-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bigbus

I don't think you're comparing apples and apples...

I don't think you're comparing apples and apples here. The Giant has the Body Ease beat hands down, unless you're looking for something like that specifically. Case in point, check out the brakes,...
06-18-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Bigbus

Ditto on that! I've pulled out bikes at estate...

Ditto on that! I've pulled out bikes at estate sales that have been sitting in the backs of garages for years and it always seems like the spokes are now loose. Defies logic, but it's common. Check...
06-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Bigbus

I just checked out the Wolf Road Links (also Goat...

I just checked out the Wolf Road Links (also Goat Links). Now I'm thinking maybe I need to do some regearing... Taller front sprocket, larger rear cassette, hmm. What are the limits of practicality...
06-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Bigbus

The problem you're having with your son's new...

The problem you're having with your son's new bike is the main reason I like lots of gears, despite the trend being single range or dual range. The 32T up front with the 34T on the cassette is...
06-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Bigbus

I've got a worse wheel on the front of one of my...

I've got a worse wheel on the front of one of my bikes right now. It appears the rim is literally bent. I've gotten over 30 MPH coming down a hill with it and never noticed any wobble or wumping....
06-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Bigbus

Yes, a stiff or frozen link on a chain will...

Yes, a stiff or frozen link on a chain will definitely cause this to happen. But if you're cleaning and lubing your chain regularly, that shouldn't happen, Right? Pick a spot on the chain and work...
06-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Bigbus

I always thought that was a sign that the chain...

I always thought that was a sign that the chain and/or cassette was worn out. But I had that happen when I was first learning how to adjust the rear hanger/derailleur. After watching a few YouTube...
06-14-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bigbus

"In any case, you need to ride a bunch of bikes,...

"In any case, you need to ride a bunch of bikes, and visit a bunch of bike manufacturer websites. See what's out there and learn your options. Learn the levels of components so when you see a bike...
06-13-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Bigbus

If you're running loose bearings in the BB I...

If you're running loose bearings in the BB I would wonder about adjustment after they settled into their groove. If you're running a sealed cartridge and it's a new build, I'd be at a loss unless...
06-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,951
Posted By Bigbus

KY Jelly for whips and bike chains? I like it...

KY Jelly for whips and bike chains? I like it...
06-11-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,682
Posted By Bigbus

Ditto-just pack em in with grease.

Ditto-just pack em in with grease.
06-10-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,926
Posted By Bigbus

I'd be embarrassed to show that clip if it were...

I'd be embarrassed to show that clip if it were me on the bike. Looks like someone was either riding unawares or intentionally looking to PO motorists. There's still shoulder there. No need to play...
06-08-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bigbus

I'm a proponent of wax for lots of reasons, the...

I'm a proponent of wax for lots of reasons, the main one being it doesn't wash off in the rain and mud and the second being ease of application. Cleaning is easy if you use a warm solution to make...
06-08-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,665
Posted By Bigbus

Very eloquently put!!!

Very eloquently put!!!
06-08-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,665
Posted By Bigbus

Walmart is your friend. Go there, test ride a few...

Walmart is your friend. Go there, test ride a few around the aisles and have fun. If you aren't escorted from the store, you'll find a couple in your price range. And not all Walmart bikes are...
06-08-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Bigbus

No, you can't remove that without cutting off the...

No, you can't remove that without cutting off the hose. It's a crimped metal band. Short of buying a replacement hose with the correct fitting to fit your floor pump, there are lots of good hand...
06-06-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Bigbus

Maybe I need to learn how to use the chart? It's...

Maybe I need to learn how to use the chart? It's always suggested a much longer BB than I've needed and caused me problems so I've grown to be a tad miscalcontent over it. :bang:
06-06-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Bigbus

I noticed also Bill that you're dimensional...

I noticed also Bill that you're dimensional advice is different from the Addicts.... Hmmmm
06-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Bigbus

That Sheldon Brown chart is a joke!!!! I've tried...

That Sheldon Brown chart is a joke!!!! I've tried it several times now and it's always been wrong. Use Bill and the Addict's advice and if that don't work, shim and adjust the front derailleur to get...
06-06-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,385
Posted By Bigbus

I remember when Teflon was first used in frying...

I remember when Teflon was first used in frying pans and we were using metal utensils that scraped it off and ate it along with our fatty burgers that came from homeopathic cows.
05-26-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,324
Posted By Bigbus

Don't go option #1...

Don't go option #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . The sun will cook your phone and it won't work till it cools down again. At least mine did. I only use Ram...
05-22-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bigbus

Rather than change out your front DR, which might...

Rather than change out your front DR, which might entail different cable run and set up, why not change out the BB for the proper length to make the existing front DR correctly align with the front...
05-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,563
Posted By Bigbus

I like triples for the wider range selection. If...

I like triples for the wider range selection. If you could achieve a rear sprocket with only 1 tooth for a nice high gear, I might feel differently.
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