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11-25-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,561
Posted By buffalo4life

I like the Sram 1130 because it works fine and...

I like the Sram 1130 because it works fine and has a quick link. I also use Sram chains on all my 8 speed setups as well.
11-09-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By buffalo4life

First 1, then 3 and finally 2.

First 1, then 3 and finally 2.
11-09-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By buffalo4life

To answer question one I think you would be fine...

To answer question one I think you would be fine with a new rear wheel. As to question 3 I would take the XT.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-23-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By buffalo4life

I rode my fatbike on the MUP today and took the...

I rode my fatbike on the MUP today and took the tires up to about 12 psi for making some speed!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,102
Posted By buffalo4life

I prefer at least 500 lumens on the bars and for...

I prefer at least 500 lumens on the bars and for technical riding a few hundred lumens on the helmet.
10-06-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By buffalo4life

Let it ride!

Let it ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,238
Posted By buffalo4life

I view road cycling as riding a road bike on a...

I view road cycling as riding a road bike on a paved surface, thusly the MUP counts. Not all MUPS are created equal and some allow longer stretches of high speed opportunity for cyclists.
09-26-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By buffalo4life

I'm closer to 200 pounds and run 27.5 x 2.8...

I'm closer to 200 pounds and run 27.5 x 2.8 tires. I will run 22 to 25 psi for riding on the road. For mountain biking about 15 psi is good, depends on terrian. You can go really low like 10 psi if...
09-17-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By buffalo4life

I use and re use the quick link for the life on...

I use and re use the quick link for the life on the chain it's part of. New chains get new quick links.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-12-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,919
Posted By buffalo4life

I spent $500 on the bd Bullseye Monster. 2 x 8...

I spent $500 on the bd Bullseye Monster. 2 x 8 is good enough and mechanical discs kinda suck but this will be my 3rd winter and it keeps Rollin and I keep smilin.
09-06-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,342
Posted By buffalo4life

Trek and the Nashbar FR1 saddle.

Trek and the Nashbar FR1 saddle.
06-25-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By buffalo4life

I'm not sure the brand matters but you need to...

I'm not sure the brand matters but you need to get the right size. I have a cheap one, tranzx x, and it works great. Changing the seat height on the fly allows you to shred then peddle effeciently....
06-09-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,128
Posted By buffalo4life

I think the bike shop was justified in charging...

I think the bike shop was justified in charging almost retail. You bought a bike off the shelf and then bought a new part. When you pay almost retail for a part the shop should give you the original...
05-22-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,317
Posted By buffalo4life

The greatest thing about any brick and mortar...

The greatest thing about any brick and mortar store is the ability to see the product in person, in this case to try the product on, and immediately buy the item. To try on shoes at a store then go...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-18-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By buffalo4life

I run 4 inch Van Helga tires and about 12 on the...

I run 4 inch Van Helga tires and about 12 on the MUP and 7 or 8 on singletrack. 4 or 5 psi will really feel slow on pavement.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,418
Posted By buffalo4life

I love my fatbike 4 months a year when the snow...

I love my fatbike 4 months a year when the snow is flying. I don't think fatbikes are the best for trail riding compared to a traditional mtb though. While a fatbike can go through anything it is...
05-04-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By buffalo4life

Looks sweet! I have a rigid that I like to play...

Looks sweet! I have a rigid that I like to play around with but prefer a suspension fork for taking drops. Those are some pretty crazy bars you got there!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,133
Posted By buffalo4life

Claris works great. When I started riding in 2012...

Claris works great. When I started riding in 2012 I bouht a used Trek1.1 with Claris. Had I gone with a no name brand I could have gone brand new for about 400 dollars. I live in a flat area and 8...
04-17-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By buffalo4life

Last year I bought a crane brand bell produced in...

Last year I bought a crane brand bell produced in Japan. I got the suzu model and it produces a lovely ring. It is somewhat large and all metal, cost was about 20 dollars.
03-24-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,787
Posted By buffalo4life

I've been watching my local CL daily for five...

I've been watching my local CL daily for five years now and I think the selling prices for vintage mountain bikes is going up. Seems like you got to spend $100 unless you can find a deal.
03-24-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By buffalo4life

I order from them occasionally when I don't...

I order from them occasionally when I don't need something right away because the prices are low. I'm only 20 miles away and it seems 2 weeks is the norm. One of these days I should place an order...
03-17-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,556
Posted By buffalo4life

This is an interesting thread. My first year of...

This is an interesting thread. My first year of riding was pretty casual and I didn't wear gloves. The next year I got kitted up and have been wearing gloves for every "real" ride since. I feel naked...
02-02-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By buffalo4life

I own 3 of Nashbar's FR1 saddles and I really...

I own 3 of Nashbar's FR1 saddles and I really like them. They are somewhat light, cheap at about 25 bucks and I find it to be comfortable and good looking. I've been running them for several years...
01-31-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,612
Posted By buffalo4life

When the going gets gnarly the seat should be ...

When the going gets gnarly the seat should be as low as possible. For efficient pedaling the seat should be similar to a road bike. For cruising easy trails an inch below road bike saddle height is...
01-30-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,598
Posted By buffalo4life

I always remove reflectors and dork discs because...

I always remove reflectors and dork discs because they can cause little noises while riding. I think a kickstand makes sense on a utility bike.
01-24-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,752
Posted By buffalo4life

I was discussing this question with my four year...

I was discussing this question with my four year old and she said "I think it's OK for people to ride on the sidewalk as long as they are careful they don't run over kids who might be playing on the...
01-22-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,877
Posted By buffalo4life

Lugged, steel road bike. Or a 80s bmx with mag...

Lugged, steel road bike. Or a 80s bmx with mag wheels, I never had one as a kid.
01-15-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,120
Posted By buffalo4life

I live in Buffalo suburbs and would be willing to...

I live in Buffalo suburbs and would be willing to work with you if you want a bikes direct bike, pm me if you are interested.
01-06-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By buffalo4life

That bike looks like a good beginner bike,...

That bike looks like a good beginner bike, particularly if you are looking for plus sized tires. Hard to fault a 1 x 10 drivetrain and hydro brakes. I bought a plus sized hardtail last year, the...
01-05-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By buffalo4life

You come across as a jerk.

You come across as a jerk.
01-05-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By buffalo4life

That mechanic is trying to make a big profit off...

That mechanic is trying to make a big profit off his 3 year old bike, it should be half the price of the new bike as previously mentioned. New bikes are sweet, get it!
01-02-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By buffalo4life

I had that happen once, and I could not find the...

I had that happen once, and I could not find the leak using my sink. I bought a new tube.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-02-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By buffalo4life

Looks like a 9 speed shimano drivetrain, that's...

Looks like a 9 speed shimano drivetrain, that's good. The Tektro brakes and Samox crankset leave something to be desired. I paid $500 for a bikes direct fatbike with Lasco cranks, Tektro brakes and...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-01-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By buffalo4life

Looking forward to seeing how your conversion to...

Looking forward to seeing how your conversion to tubeless goes. I bet you will lose close to 2 pounds.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-01-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By buffalo4life

As others have mentioned the bike has...

As others have mentioned the bike has limitations, like the 1 x 7 drivetrain. The only upgrade I would recommend is new tires as they will have a major impact on the ride. I put $250 worth of tires...
12-24-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By buffalo4life

My 2017 Raleigh Tokul 4130 came with Kenda Havocs...

My 2017 Raleigh Tokul 4130 came with Kenda Havocs 2.8s. I agree they are not the best tire. After trying them for a few months I replaced my front tire with a nice 3.0 Nobby Nic. I still run the...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,284
Posted By buffalo4life

Fatbikes are awesome! Before I was a fatbike...

Fatbikes are awesome! Before I was a fatbike owner I would hang up the bikes for a few months during the winter. As others have mentioned you cannot break more than about 4 inches of fresh snow but...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-15-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,123
Posted By buffalo4life

My neighbor and bike mentor bought a fattie in...

My neighbor and bike mentor bought a fattie in 2013 and seemed to be having a blast. I bought the Gravity bullseye in 2015 and haven't looked back! Replaced stock tires with Van Helgas and the snow...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By buffalo4life

The bike very well may be safe but I would return...

The bike very well may be safe but I would return it. If you decide to ride that and it fails you will feel like a moron.
12-10-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By buffalo4life

I own Tektros, BB5s, and hydraulics. Each is a...

I own Tektros, BB5s, and hydraulics. Each is a significant improvement. You have a nice xt equipped bike you want to upgrade, get hydros.
12-09-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By buffalo4life

Much like the other posters for me it took...

Much like the other posters for me it took practicing 20 min per day for a month. With that amount of practice I could ride for a mile or so before getting tired or bored. I now ride about 10...
12-09-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,511
Posted By buffalo4life

The only time I have been forced off the road was...

The only time I have been forced off the road was by a school bus which then stopped 10 yards later to drop off a kid. So I'm standing in a driveway with a mom waiting to receive her kid. Since that...
12-07-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By buffalo4life

I have broken 2 sets of cheapie bars on my...

I have broken 2 sets of cheapie bars on my fatbike in the course of 3 years. I frequently session a 2 foot drop to flat and weigh 200 pounds. The original bars were the stock bars on my Gravity...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By buffalo4life

I bought the gravity comp 22 when the 5800...

I bought the gravity comp 22 when the 5800 groupset was introduced, I think 2014 and I can say the bike is a compromise.
I like the wheelset, still true and somewhat lightweight. I also like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By buffalo4life

I'm impressed Drisotope, that is an...

I'm impressed Drisotope, that is an unconventional and very slick set-up!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By buffalo4life

For my everyday road bike I like the gatorskin...

For my everyday road bike I like the gatorskin hardshells. As previously mentioned they have poor traction and feel the opposite of supple, however they last 3000 miles for the rear tire. I average...
12-02-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,007
Posted By buffalo4life

That author is a jerk. Bikes are cool.

That author is a jerk. Bikes are cool.
11-28-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,389
Posted By buffalo4life

I would ride any material of bike at your weight...

I would ride any material of bike at your weight providing your bike is in good condition, which of course it would be if it was new from a shop.
11-27-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,938
Posted By buffalo4life

My shop charges $55 per wheel, and I have had 2...

My shop charges $55 per wheel, and I have had 2 wheels built through them. I would say that is a fair price for me. I could see paying a fair bit more if I lived in a more metropolitan area.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,706
Posted By buffalo4life

Last year I was JRA on the MUP when I was a...

Last year I was JRA on the MUP when I was a woodchuck running through the grass.I thought nothing would happen so I held my line without braking and I ended up hitting him pretty hard. I was happy my...
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