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08-17-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By big john

It's not that much money if you like it and it...

It's not that much money if you like it and it makes you want to ride it. Doesn't it have a warranty? Don't worry about the frame holding up.

My mountain bike is carbon fiber, cost more than that,...
08-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By big john

Remember when John Tomac and Jackie Phelan rode...

Remember when John Tomac and Jackie Phelan rode drop bar mountain bikes to championships?
08-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By big john

Sorry to hear you had that much trouble. As a...

Sorry to hear you had that much trouble. As a lifelong GM technician I'm aware of certain problem models and a 95 had it's quirks, especially since it was a transition year from OBD1 to 2, but should...
08-16-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By big john

I bought a 1986 S-10 Blazer in 1996 and drove it...

I bought a 1986 S-10 Blazer in 1996 and drove it for 18 years. Sold it with 300,000 miles on it.
08-16-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By big john

Started riding road bikes around 1981 to get in...

Started riding road bikes around 1981 to get in better shape for off road motorcycling. Sold my last motorcycle (a YZ490) around 1992. Still love to ride road bikes and mountain bikes. I like to buy...
08-14-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By big john

What do you have on there now? Regular drop bars?...

What do you have on there now? Regular drop bars? Maybe it's a fit problem like maybe you're putting too much weight on your hands.

You should be able to ride while lightly resting your hands on...
08-13-19, 09:25 PM
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Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

ok

ok
08-13-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By big john

The chain and cassette have been replaced a few...

The chain and cassette have been replaced a few times and the rings once. You're right, it all probably needs to be freshened up. Maybe I'll just get a new bike instead. What's that retirement...
08-13-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By big john

Multiple episodes of chain suck over the years...

Multiple episodes of chain suck over the years must have bent the thing enough times to cause metal fatigue. I think the clamp came loose a time or two.
I'm not exactly the master of maintenance and...
08-13-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By big john

It's great that your family can ride with you,...

It's great that your family can ride with you, too.
08-13-19, 02:43 PM
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Views: 226
Posted By big john

Broken derailleur

I have a Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed with 50/34 rings and the front derailleur cage is broken. Will other derailleurs work, as long as the cable pulls from the same direction?
08-13-19, 02:32 PM
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Posted By big john

No, I just thought you rode on rollers as opposed...

No, I just thought you rode on rollers as opposed to a fixed position trainer. Maybe I'm thinking of someone else.
08-13-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By big john

Don't you use rollers?

Don't you use rollers?
08-12-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By big john

Love the Niner Benny. There are some drop bar...

Love the Niner Benny. There are some drop bar gravel/trail riders I see around here on fire roads and some of the milder trails. They all seem to be young and/or super fit.
I have a loop I do from...
08-12-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By big john

People go fast on hardtails. I still see them...

People go fast on hardtails. I still see them sometimes.
08-12-19, 04:52 PM
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Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

Good luck with the saddle. Years ago I was...

Good luck with the saddle. Years ago I was looking for a new saddle in my LBS and he had a really nice Selle Italia which was more than I wanted to spend, but it looked like it would work, so he told...
08-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By big john

Gotta take my cheap shots when I can.:)

Gotta take my cheap shots when I can.:)
08-12-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By big john

I can out-climb some of the younger guys, too,...

I can out-climb some of the younger guys, too, but I don't want to jump off big trail features or take crazy chances.
08-12-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By big john

I know, my point was if the poster was waiting...

I know, my point was if the poster was waiting for a reply from someone who hasn't posted in 5 years then he probably won't get one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By big john

You've never had a flat while riding? Practice...

You've never had a flat while riding? Practice changing a tube at home, should only take a few minutes.

If you have doubts about a tube you can submerge it in water and look for bubbles.
08-11-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By big john

Just keep riding and enjoying your bike and in...

Just keep riding and enjoying your bike and in the meantime you can read and learn about that other stuff. I've been riding road and off road for a long time and I had a really hard time deciding...
08-11-19, 07:40 AM
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Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

Beautiful picture. A couple people I know have...

Beautiful picture. A couple people I know have moved to Saint George.

Here in the suburbs even a piece of crap house can sell for $450K. The rental I live in would be at least $550K.
08-10-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,557
Posted By big john

The money wasn't an issue for this guy and he...

The money wasn't an issue for this guy and he wanted a different paint scheme anyway. It was all grey when I had it and he had it painted multiple shades of green with sharks all over the tubes.
It...
08-10-19, 07:07 PM
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Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

I like the small towns (if you can still call...

I like the small towns (if you can still call them that) near the coast but they are out of my price range. There is some great riding up there, too.

I retired in April but Mrs. John is still...
08-10-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,557
Posted By big john

I sold a steel Landshark to a friend and he rode...

I sold a steel Landshark to a friend and he rode into a planter while riding with no hands which buckled the top and downtubes. Since it was a lugged steel frame, Landshark was able to replace the...
08-10-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By big john

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/niner-air-9-27....

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/niner-air-9-27.5-2-star-gx-eagle-complete-mountain-bike-2018?skidn=NNR006O-BLA-M&ti=UExQIE9uIFNhbGU6TW91bnRhaW4gQmlrZXMgJiBGcmFtZXM6MToyMjpjY0NhdDEwMDE2MA==...
08-10-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By big john

I want to move to the mountains again. Was there...

I want to move to the mountains again. Was there for 4 years in the 90s and I loved it except for the long commute. The older I get the less tolerant I am of other people.
Today I went on a long...
08-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By big john

It's a six year old thread.

It's a six year old thread.
08-08-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By big john

People are trying to tell you not to invest a lot...

People are trying to tell you not to invest a lot of money into an entry level frame. If you buy a nice fork (if you can find one that will fit your headtube) you will also have to replace the front...
08-08-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By big john

Might be a troll but I suspect that English is...

Might be a troll but I suspect that English is not this person's first language. Also, I have heard people refer to the fork as the "shock".

But you're definitely right about putting lipstick on a...
08-06-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By big john

I went from a 2007 full suspension bike to a 2018...

I went from a 2007 full suspension bike to a 2018 bike with 160mm fork and 150mm rear suspension. Old bike was a 26er, new bike 27.5plus.
Modern geometry, wide bars and effective suspension make a...
08-06-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By big john

Great bike! Besides tutorial videos on you tube,...

Great bike! Besides tutorial videos on you tube, many mtb clubs do offer skills classes. Also, you could try to meet experienced riders and ask for help.

Otherwise, stay within yourself and take...
08-04-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

That's funny, today a friend told me he asked...

That's funny, today a friend told me he asked another friend how his ride was yesterday and the guy just griped about how he forgot to charge his Garmin.
08-04-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By big john

But you have some gnarly, rocky trails in Tucson....

But you have some gnarly, rocky trails in Tucson. Full suspension makes them fun. I know, people go fast on hardtails but I love the dual squish.
08-03-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

When can I start getting residuals?

When can I start getting residuals?
08-02-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

Ever see the movie "Brewster McCloud"? Modern...

Ever see the movie "Brewster McCloud"? Modern (well, 1970ish) story of Icarus.
08-02-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

Hey! I said that. (post 12)

Hey! I said that. (post 12)
08-01-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

I think it actually works either way.

I think it actually works either way.
08-01-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

I ride because it feels so good when I stop.

I ride because it feels so good when I stop.
07-31-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

I've rarely had to deal with saddle sores, even...

I've rarely had to deal with saddle sores, even when I rode 12,000 miles per year. Had a pretty bad one once when I was trying different saddles a few years ago. Just lucky, I guess.
At 205 pounds...
07-30-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By big john

He is listed at 5'7"1/2 or 5'8". Many of the top...

He is listed at 5'7"1/2 or 5'8". Many of the top climbers are around 5'9". You're right about the power to weight ratio part. They say the weight to height should be 2 pounds per inch of height for...
07-27-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 405,210
Posted By big john

Mrs. John's sister lives in Ellijay, selling her...

Mrs. John's sister lives in Ellijay, selling her place to move west actually.
07-26-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By big john

Sounds awesome. If nothing else it should...

Sounds awesome. If nothing else it should relax/reset you.
07-26-19, 11:06 AM
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Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

Having been in the business for so long, I have...

Having been in the business for so long, I have heard so many stories about bad experiences at repair shops, have even worked at places where the lying and cheating made me sick.
I've also seen it...
07-26-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 184,030
Posted By big john

Hopefully you have a shop you can trust. I think...

Hopefully you have a shop you can trust. I think it's pretty tough to find a shop like that.
07-24-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,334
Posted By big john

Just take a rattle can to one of those Capos.:)

Just take a rattle can to one of those Capos.:)
07-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By big john

Pretty sure there are no triple cranks on those...

Pretty sure there are no triple cranks on those bikes. I have a 1x11 and it has the low gear I need and never runs out of high gear unless I'm on a flat road.
I think all the modern stuff shifts...
07-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By big john

I ride an enduro type bike, 160mm fork with 150...

I ride an enduro type bike, 160mm fork with 150 in the back. I like rough trails with bumps, rocks, and sand. I'm 65 and 210#.

If I was riding fire roads and mild trail I might look at trail bikes...
07-24-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

We understand that. Most of us here on this...

We understand that. Most of us here on this bicycling forum have probably had experiences and emotions similar to yours.
07-24-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,627
Posted By big john

The Wrath of Ray9?

The Wrath of Ray9?
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