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10-19-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By qclabrat

Soles are too flexible. You want a shoe with a...

Soles are too flexible. You want a shoe with a firm sole otherwise your feet will hurt.
10-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By qclabrat

Agreed, some look like large versions of toddler...

Agreed, some look like large versions of toddler shoes. I have about 6 pairs but my favorites are the Freerides which look more like Vans. But different strokes for different folks....
10-19-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

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10-18-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By qclabrat

Congrats, looks like you lucked out where you...

Congrats, looks like you lucked out where you ride. Is there winter riding over there?
10-18-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By qclabrat

Welcome back, fat bikes aren't for everyone and I...

Welcome back, fat bikes aren't for everyone and I couldn't imagine just having that as the single mtb.
10-18-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By qclabrat

I don't think RST ever made a fork worth...

I don't think RST ever made a fork worth rebuilding. Look for a decent rigid for instead.
10-18-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By qclabrat

This^^, too much weight lean forward. You can...

This^^, too much weight lean forward. You can still have weight in the back in a standing climb, just takes practice. Could also be tires, but practice is free
10-18-19, 08:22 PM
10-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By qclabrat

I did the same with my touring bike. Originally...

I did the same with my touring bike. Originally swapped out a downtube Campy setup to barends XTs, then to SRAM 9 spd with butterfly bars, then 9spd 105 with XT derailleurs, but now on 10 spd...
10-10-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By qclabrat

Remove stuck aero seatpost

I have a bike with an aero seatpost which is stuck. Since the post is not round, I am not able to twist the seat to loosen the bind. The frame is also carbon so don't want the yank on it too hard. ...
10-08-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

Wow, even fillet on the BB, that's some good...

Wow, even fillet on the BB, that's some good looking USA craftsmanship
10-07-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By qclabrat

What bike did you sell today?

Bike too new and nice to sit in the garage. Only rode it 5 times this year. Most expensive bike I owned at under 24lbs. Suffered some depreciation, but could be worst next spring. Bye bye 429SL...
10-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

eshew, I just noticed your Ritchey has very...

eshew, I just noticed your Ritchey has very similar welding as an old RD Coyote I have. The lugged seat tube and fillet brazed headtube is a really nice touch. Only difference can see is the RD I...
10-07-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By qclabrat

I love Maxxis tires as well but found they wear...

I love Maxxis tires as well but found they wear quickly in the rear with the 3C compound.
A common trick is buy the slightly cheap Dual compound which wears better and save the 3Cs for the front...
10-01-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By qclabrat

I'll also turn 50 next year and started riding...

I'll also turn 50 next year and started riding again about 5 years ago.
I've taken a number of lessons and the first things we worked on was index finger braking. You may need to adjust your...
10-01-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By qclabrat

I'd buy a sub-$500 used commuter and use the rest...

I'd buy a sub-$500 used commuter and use the rest for a fun ride bike.
Recently purchased a commuter for $200 for that purpose.

Example commuter:
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2295805/...
09-30-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

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09-30-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By qclabrat

Anthems are fast

Anthems are fast
09-30-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By qclabrat

Not much fool proof for icy crud. Get the...

Not much fool proof for icy crud. Get the narrowish Nokians they use in Scandinavia. Wider tires tend to float vs cut through the icy crud. They are expensive but let's me ride on frozen lakes and...
09-30-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By qclabrat

Consider getting a thudbuster post and suspension...

Consider getting a thudbuster post and suspension stem. Takes a little edge off for not a lot of money. Also high volume tires at a lower pressure would also do the same.
09-30-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By qclabrat

I'm typically on medium bikes and like my bars...

I'm typically on medium bikes and like my bars between 740 and 810. My preference are wider for trails with more tech or bike tires like fats, 29+ and SS. My XC bikes run the narrowest bars.
09-30-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By qclabrat

From my experience color is important.

From my experience color is important.
09-20-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By qclabrat

Nice work. Did not think the ultimate levers...

Nice work. Did not think the ultimate levers would work with cantis
09-19-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By qclabrat

Sick!

Fabio's riding is truly sick, also catch the "behind the scenes" version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDbNe3mS0aw
09-18-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

Mojo with handjob

Still a fun 26r but the ROS9 rides better in almost every way.
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09-18-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

Do the rear drop outs have any stampings? Did you...

Do the rear drop outs have any stampings? Did you see stickers for tubeset brands
09-18-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By qclabrat

My body doesn't fit gforms well. I went through...

My body doesn't fit gforms well. I went through 6 sets before finding something I liked. Dainese. Light weight pads are good for pedal whacks and small falls. So depending what type of projection...
09-15-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

This actually worked! There was a flanged nut...

This actually worked! There was a flanged nut almost up against the lock ring. After removing the axle, it was a piece of cake....
09-15-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

Didn't think till I tried it but the tool has a...

Didn't think till I tried it but the tool has a rod that goes through the hub on one side so no chance using a skewer, but that's good thinking out of the box
09-11-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By qclabrat

LOL, you really going to leave us hanging, after...

LOL, you really going to leave us hanging, after all this free advice?
What you get?
09-11-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By qclabrat

good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky...

good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky clean except the Monkey?
Dr.Lou, how you like those Gems?
09-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,652
Posted By qclabrat

They are IMO like Giants, good value bikes,...

They are IMO like Giants, good value bikes, definitely worth a look
Another brand is Jamis
09-11-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By qclabrat

^this, but this can still run you over $100,...

^this, but this can still run you over $100, unless you can do the work yourself
09-11-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By qclabrat

That's been the experiment for riders in my...

That's been the experiment for riders in my group. Most doing are riding bikes like the Hightower which is spec's with both wheel sizes, but not changing the forks.
Others are trying out the Super...
09-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By qclabrat

yes bike fit, is your friend on a medium SS? ...

yes bike fit, is your friend on a medium SS?
some frame geos are really hard to mate with 29r wheels which is why to preserve the angles they need to be dropped to 27.5, especially some FS frames. ...
09-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By qclabrat

I've ridden both at DH parks and personally...

I've ridden both at DH parks and personally prefer the smaller 27.5 wheels, also there aren't many plus tires with DH casings either
Though what the pros ride shouldn't matter, they are gravitating...
09-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By qclabrat

Give Specialized a call, its a good chance that...

Give Specialized a call, its a good chance that the larger rotors won't fit the frame. Most of my bike's stays wouldn't clear a rotor that size in the rear.
09-06-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

Thanks, I'll give this a try if the the vise...

Thanks, I'll give this a try if the the vise trick or qr does not work
09-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

Hmm, that could justify buying the big vise I've...

Hmm, that could justify buying the big vise I've been considering, thanks
09-06-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

I've used that method in the past for freewheels,...

I've used that method in the past for freewheels, but thos problem is not because it's stuck
09-06-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By qclabrat

I still have 2-3 26rs but that's down from close...

I still have 2-3 26rs but that's down from close to 8 a few years back. The primary issue with 26rs for me was that they really didn't account for newer standards like wider bars and slacker geo. I...
09-06-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,336
Posted By qclabrat

You got me, fixed to 27.5+

You got me, fixed to 27.5+
09-06-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By qclabrat

A wider bar allows better handling, but how wide...

A wider bar allows better handling, but how wide is personal. The shorter stem allows for the wider bar without changing your body position much.

A $200 MTB isn't really meant to be ridden...
09-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

I'll give this a try tomorrow, thanks

I'll give this a try tomorrow, thanks
09-05-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

It's a generic Alivio hub, because the spacer...

It's a generic Alivio hub, because the spacer between the cassette and hub is missing, the lock ring is just about touching the nut holding in the bearings. Since it's so close to the lock ring, the...
09-05-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By qclabrat

Jealous of your proximity to Whistler and...

Jealous of your proximity to Whistler and Squamish, but I won't sell you an Enduro bike.
XC bikes are general spec'd with 100 or 120mm forks and 100mm or so shocks.
Go to the next range with...
09-05-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,652
Posted By qclabrat

I hear you, I have a Pivot which costs more than...

I hear you, I have a Pivot which costs more than my car and it's so sensitive. Constantly needs tweaks and hugs to have it optimized. Last few rides, I've just been riding a full rigid 29+ and will...
09-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,652
Posted By qclabrat

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it...

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it will compromise on some parts which would matter to me. The key word is "me", stick to your budget, do your homework and test a few bikes. Giants are...
09-05-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By qclabrat

Congrats, I think the Talon is great deal for...

Congrats, I think the Talon is great deal for those starting to ride in the woods. Your color choice is also nice and timeless.
Hope the buyer enjoys the Schwinn as much as you have.
09-05-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By qclabrat

Help getting cassette lock ring off?

In haste, I forgot to add a spacer to my 8 spd cassette and now not able to get my lock ring off to change to a 9 spd.
The removal tool, doesn't have enough depth to catch the splines and is...
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