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02-02-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't think any of those are worth upgrading...

I don't think any of those are worth upgrading to. You aren't really going to have any meaningful improvement. Weight doesn't matter unless it is wheel weight, and heavier wheels balance out the...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,349
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not until they make it mandatory.

Not until they make it mandatory.
01-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By c_m_shooter

Have your shop hand tension the stock rear wheel...

Have your shop hand tension the stock rear wheel and ride it.
01-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,545
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking...

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking down will take a few rides to get used to. I hook my thumb on the top tube so I'm not just stabbing at the air reaching for them.
12-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By c_m_shooter

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't...

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't fall for the marketing hype.
12-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By c_m_shooter

There is always a chance you could be walking...

There is always a chance you could be walking home. Carry a tube with you along with your plug kit. Bring a rag to wipe your hands with also, because putting a tube in a previous tubeless setup is...
12-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,135
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. ...

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. No suspension to rob power, only one derailer to worry about keeping working. I would check the tune, make sure it shifts through al the gears. Park...
12-13-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By c_m_shooter

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the...

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the wheel size.
12-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,644
Posted By c_m_shooter

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Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,065
Posted By c_m_shooter

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the...

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the rain, crashed on mountain trails, and will still last ten years or more. Scuffs and fading are character, don't worry about it. I have had them on...
11-23-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of...

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of balance.
11-18-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,077
Posted By c_m_shooter

They don't learn because it is something only old...

They don't learn because it is something only old guys do now....
11-15-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,077
Posted By c_m_shooter

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years...

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years old, 5'8" and nearly 250 and can still do a manual and Jhop. I never have been able to carry a wheelie at the balance point, but can hop any bike I...
11-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By c_m_shooter

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I...

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I had the same first ride you just described. Don't worry about speed for now. The good thing is, time in the saddle and distance will increase a LOT...
11-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you...

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you describe. Tubeless is for lower tire pressures on singletrack rides. I hear some are going tubeless on road bikes, but I am not sure why. I tried it on a...
11-11-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,012
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference...

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference as some claim. 650b gives a little more toe clearance for tight turns, but those of us who ride smaller frames learn to ride around the toe overlap. I...
11-09-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By c_m_shooter

You should be on a large or XL frame. You will...

You should be on a large or XL frame. You will feel pretty cramped on this bike on long rides. We used to think riding a smaller frame size made the bike better handling off road. The reality is...
10-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By c_m_shooter

Hiking boots and Merino wool socks.

Hiking boots and Merino wool socks.
10-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By c_m_shooter

Just lock the front derailer in the center...

Just lock the front derailer in the center position with the endpoint adjustments and leave your existing cranks on there. That is how we did it in the old days.
10-22-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,132
Posted By c_m_shooter

Most of us have stopped even looking at the BSOs...

Most of us have stopped even looking at the BSOs offered at Wal Mart. Go buy a Hyper explorer and let us know what order things start failing.
10-15-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By c_m_shooter

Disk brakes don't matter. If you were going to be...

Disk brakes don't matter. If you were going to be bombing trails at a lift assisted park, yes, but you won't be doing that on a $400 bike. The Bikes Direct bikes are as good as bike shop bikes of...
10-14-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By c_m_shooter

You have a nice bike. Quit looking at the...

You have a nice bike. Quit looking at the internet and go ride.
09-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By c_m_shooter

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth under whatever...

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth under whatever cargo shorts or pants you like. I find the fast dry "fishing shirts" from cabelas and bass pro to be the most comfortable in the heat (better than bike...
09-30-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By c_m_shooter

No it uses a bolt and wedge. You can run a cable...

No it uses a bolt and wedge. You can run a cable lock around it to the safety hooks just in case it loosens on you.
09-30-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,036
Posted By c_m_shooter

Some of you need to spend some time racing...

Some of you need to spend some time racing mountain bikes and motorcycles on singletrack or fixed gears at a Velodrome. Any pass that doesn't stuff you into tree with a shoulder is a good pass. I...
09-28-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,171
Posted By c_m_shooter

You kind of need to know where you want be...

You kind of need to know where you want be compared to what is on there now. The reach is measured from the center of the quill to center of the bars. For diameter, I would order the 26mm and a...
09-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,193
Posted By c_m_shooter

Minimum about 28mm. I've done lots miles on 23's...

Minimum about 28mm. I've done lots miles on 23's though.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By c_m_shooter

1up USA. If your car is low, the 2 bike rack may...

1up USA. If your car is low, the 2 bike rack may be too low though. I use a 1 bike 1up on my Mustang and I have to be careful about dips into and out of parking lots. I liked having it on the roof...
09-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By c_m_shooter

The bike has a triple on the front. More gears...

The bike has a triple on the front. More gears in the back will not net you any advantage. Rim brakes mean you have to stay with the same rim size, there is nothing wrong with 26" tires.
09-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,239
Posted By c_m_shooter

That is an aluminum frame, so wider tire would...

That is an aluminum frame, so wider tire would probably be a little better ride. Tires are individual though, and I don't know your road conditions.
09-22-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By c_m_shooter

Schwalbe

Schwalbe
09-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,713
Posted By c_m_shooter

The Sam Houston and Davy Crockett National...

The Sam Houston and Davy Crockett National forests are pretty popular bikepacking areas in southeast texas. I plan on heading down there next month or so with a small group.
09-22-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By c_m_shooter

"Knarly terrain" gets ridden in the drops. I...

"Knarly terrain" gets ridden in the drops. I have had the bars slip downward when landing jumps on the hoods and it is awkward. I like the Rando bars from VO, Nitto Noodles, or several of the dirt...
09-22-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,661
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b9RxXGzSY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b9RxXGzSY

It depends on what you expect. The simpler the bike the more likely it will be ok. I would avoid anything with suspension and a front derailer. Rear...
09-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,693
Posted By c_m_shooter

Whenever that has happened in the past, they...

Whenever that has happened in the past, they followed me until they could make up a reason to pull me over.
09-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By c_m_shooter

The front brake is 90 percent of your stopping...

The front brake is 90 percent of your stopping power. If you know how to use it you will be fine.
09-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,637
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a bike and go ride. You will be fine. Start...

Get a bike and go ride. You will be fine. Start in a controlled environment like an empty parking lot on a sunday, and the move to cycle paths. Once you get an idea of mileage you are capable of...
09-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,713
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been a fan of Rivendell bikes since I...

I have been a fan of Rivendell bikes since I found them. I don't have one of his frames yet, but several of my bikes have parts from his catalog on them. What I enjoy about cycling is the ride, not...
09-19-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,171
Posted By c_m_shooter

28's aren't skinny. Those were considered fat...

28's aren't skinny. Those were considered fat comfort road tire before the gravel bike craze kicked in. Put a new set of tires and tubes on it, clean it up and ride.
09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By c_m_shooter

That bike is way too small unless you are going...

That bike is way too small unless you are going for a "race fit". I am 5'8" and ride 54-56 road bikes, I like a touring fit. That being said, being a little sore after the first ride does not...
09-17-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,051
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get one of these. Check the spoke tension and go...

Get one of these. Check the spoke tension and go ride. It took me several years to destroy the stock wheels on my Cross Check back in the day, these should be fine.
09-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,823
Posted By c_m_shooter

Support vehicles take a lot of the adventure out...

Support vehicles take a lot of the adventure out of it and can be quite a bore for the driver. See if you can arrange a ride on the Amtrak city of New Orleans train to Dyersburg TN and cycle south...
09-15-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By c_m_shooter

If I have more than 1 bike (and I do), it has to...

If I have more than 1 bike (and I do), it has to be different enough to warrant having and additional bike. I can't imagine wanting to have 2 bikes that close to the same.
09-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,327
Posted By c_m_shooter

Attaching your feet to the pedals with either...

Attaching your feet to the pedals with either toeclips or clipless if you normally use them is a good idea. The first time I got on a fixed gear it had BMX platforms on it. Me being mostly a...
09-14-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,352
Posted By c_m_shooter

1up USA

1up USA
09-13-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,784
Posted By c_m_shooter

I was using a cyclocross bike as my road bike for...

I was using a cyclocross bike as my road bike for years before gravel biking became a thing. I just wanted wider tires for the chip seal roads around here, the gravel roads are actually smoother...
09-12-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By c_m_shooter

What is suspension?

What is suspension?
09-11-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,017
Posted By c_m_shooter

I aplaud your stubbornness to see this through. ...

I aplaud your stubbornness to see this through. I have seen similar issues with getting trails approved here locally. If I am ever passing through Minnetonka, I will stop and see the trail and buy...
09-09-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,009
Posted By c_m_shooter

They are all about the same at that price point. ...

They are all about the same at that price point. Find a shop you like and buy whatever they can get.
09-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By c_m_shooter

What about that bike would lead the OP to label...

What about that bike would lead the OP to label it as "not" a mountain bike?
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