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09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
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...
09-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
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: 723
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: 28
Views: 611
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: 117
Views: 1,751
Posted By c_m_shooter

1up USA

1up USA
09-13-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,337
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: 27
Views: 539
Posted By c_m_shooter

What is suspension?

What is suspension?
09-11-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,939
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: 15
Views: 497
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: 13
Views: 440
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?
09-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,956
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X29lF43mUlo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X29lF43mUlo
09-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By c_m_shooter

70 gear inches when road riding by myself. 80...

70 gear inches when road riding by myself.
80 gear inches to keep up with 20mph group road rides.
50 gear inches for singletrack..
09-07-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By c_m_shooter

As years go by I am leaning more towards Grant...

As years go by I am leaning more towards Grant Peterson at Rivendelle's theory on sizing. 20 years ago we thought riding a size smaller made for a lighter more agile bike. Actually we just had to...
09-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,956
Posted By c_m_shooter

The more time you spend outside the better....

The more time you spend outside the better. Winter viruses are spread when we are inside too close together for too long. You have better than a 99% chance of being just fine as long as you don't...
09-01-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is hard to beat a tire in the 2.5 range with a...

It is hard to beat a tire in the 2.5 range with a fast tread design for average trail riding no matter the wheel size. I have bikes with 26, 27.5 and 29 rims. I rode sand with 2.5s until I got my...
08-21-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By c_m_shooter

$100 Walmart bike shaped object when it was new. ...

$100 Walmart bike shaped object when it was new. If it needs anything more than inner tubes and shift/brake cables it isn't worth fixing.
08-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,136
Posted By c_m_shooter

"faster" is only about the motor, that's you. If...

"faster" is only about the motor, that's you. If you are going to be riding roads a lot, get a road bike. There are reasons they have developed into what they are. Get into some group rides, it...
08-13-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,102
Posted By c_m_shooter

Front ring is used to select range. It doesn't...

Front ring is used to select range. It doesn't move much. Rear is to fine tune your cadence. Don't overthink it.
08-13-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By c_m_shooter

If youwere using a freewheel or track hub, the BB...

If youwere using a freewheel or track hub, the BB width would matter. Since you are using a freehub with spacers, it doesn't matter.
07-31-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a rigid fork, the fattest front tire you can...

Get a rigid fork, the fattest front tire you can fit and go ride. New bikes are hard to find right now, maybe better in the fall. If you are patient, next year the used market will be flooded with...
07-31-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By c_m_shooter

Our trails do not allow them. I know what they...

Our trails do not allow them. I know what they will be capable of. I used to race Hare Scrambles and Cross country motorcycles. I ride mountain bikes now because there is no place left to trail...
07-31-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those things are just going to get more trails...

Those things are just going to get more trails closed off. I'm fine with pedal assist for commuters, but they should be registered and plated as mopeds.
07-29-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By c_m_shooter

Float is for your knees. You need firm soled...

Float is for your knees. You need firm soled shoe and proper insoles is my guess. The specialized dealers used to have a deal you stood on to know which of their insoles would fit you. I use only...
07-29-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By c_m_shooter

You could install the old front derailer and use...

You could install the old front derailer and use the endpoints to lock it in place.
07-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By c_m_shooter

Small Block 8's or any of the similar options,...

Small Block 8's or any of the similar options, there are a few now.
06-18-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,773
Posted By c_m_shooter

The original battery in the computer on my then...

The original battery in the computer on my then new Cross Check went dead on the 2nd day of an 8 day tour. It made the rest of the week so much more relaxing that I took them off my other bikes when...
06-18-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By c_m_shooter

The loud hub fans are just like the loud pipe...

The loud hub fans are just like the loud pipe motorcycle fans.
06-10-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not a big deal. Keep moving forward as best you...

Not a big deal. Keep moving forward as best you can. Listen for riders coming up behind and step to the side if possible. Try to be predictable, it is the faster riders job to find a way around,...
06-06-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By c_m_shooter

As an hourly factory production worker, I don't...

As an hourly factory production worker, I don't understand how a person could be "working from home" and be working. Ya'll must be smarter than me.
06-06-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,421
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://nutcasehelmets.com/products/red-bandana-be...

https://nutcasehelmets.com/products/red-bandana-bell?variant=24772206981

This style of bell is what I have gotten the most positive responses from hikers with. Some of the "ping" bells are loud...
06-04-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By c_m_shooter

I've had more close calls and seen more stupid...

I've had more close calls and seen more stupid stuff in the last 2 months than in the year before that.
06-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,544
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have always hoped to get a speeding ticket on a...

I have always hoped to get a speeding ticket on a bicycle. The best I have got was a wave and thumbs up from the officer. I will frame it when it happens.
06-02-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will want single digit air pressure for sand...

You will want single digit air pressure for sand and hit it running.
05-26-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By c_m_shooter

Five Tens rock, I was slow to convert. I thought...

Five Tens rock, I was slow to convert. I thought I was going to get away from special shoes by switching to flat pedals. You need to relax and flow more to keep from bouncing off. Think heavy feet...
05-16-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,933
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been running a set of Velo Orange touring...

I have been running a set of Velo Orange touring hubs and rims for about 10 years now. 36 hole rear 32 hole front, they outlasted my Cross Check and are now on a Soma Pescador.
05-15-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,131
Posted By c_m_shooter

They have the same parts on them. All bikes are...

They have the same parts on them. All bikes are built to a price point, when comparing bikes at the same level, they are all about the same. They will cut cost somewhere in the build so they can...
05-13-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By c_m_shooter

Go ride your bike and quit looking at catalogs. ...

Go ride your bike and quit looking at catalogs. Upgrading is always a waste of money. I have been into these things for 25 years and nothing really changes except forced obsolescence of parts.
05-12-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By c_m_shooter

Rigid forks are cheap. Just get rid of the...

Rigid forks are cheap. Just get rid of the suspension. If you had good suspension you probably would not want to get rid of it though, there is a difference, and you get what you pay for.
04-24-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By c_m_shooter

I hit a doe that was running full speed with a...

I hit a doe that was running full speed with a Kawasaki Ninja 650. It wrapped around the front of the bike and was split wide open. When I rolled off the throttle it fell down, wrapped in the front...
04-24-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looks fake to me. I have hit deer with cars and...

Looks fake to me. I have hit deer with cars and motorcycle. Hit a full sized cow with a pickup awhile back. That is not how it goes.
04-24-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By c_m_shooter

Flat kit, multi tool, find a saddle that fits you...

Flat kit, multi tool, find a saddle that fits you and shorts that don't chaf, and go ride.
04-22-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By c_m_shooter

Buy for your reach and don't worry about stand...

Buy for your reach and don't worry about stand over. I am 5'8" but have long legs and arms, but a short torso for my hight. I have come to find out I am more comfortable on a road bike a size up...
04-21-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,739
Posted By c_m_shooter

I rode all the trails around here years before...

I rode all the trails around here years before suspension bikes took over. In the last 5 or 10 years, the trails have mostly only gotten smoother with the increased traffic. Why would I need a...
04-18-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,739
Posted By c_m_shooter

I am going to disagree. I have ben riding drop...

I am going to disagree. I have ben riding drop bars almost exclusively for 20 years. If your weight is too far forward it is a fit problem. A few examples here. I was demonstrating to beginner...
03-13-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,221
Posted By c_m_shooter

Look into the fast drying fishing shirts at...

Look into the fast drying fishing shirts at sporting goods stores. I find the loose fit to be way better than tight jersey on hot days (9 months of the year in Tejas). I like the coolmax extra long...
02-18-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have had the Sony for a few years. It works...

I have had the Sony for a few years. It works ok, but mounts are more limited than the popular gopros. It tends to take wide shots, great for showing landscapes, not so great for detailed stills. ...
02-17-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,253
Posted By c_m_shooter

At that price I would recomend buying 3 Surly's.

At that price I would recomend buying 3 Surly's.
12-12-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By c_m_shooter

Most important upgrades are to the contact...

Most important upgrades are to the contact points, not mechanical. Pedals, grips, bars and saddle make the most difference in your ride quality. Most of those are not something easily recomended...
11-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By c_m_shooter

I just remove the presta cores and run some hot...

I just remove the presta cores and run some hot water over them. They clean up fine.
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