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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

I appreciate all the advice guys. I'm a newby and...

I appreciate all the advice guys. I'm a newby and need it. I ride every day and have for several months. It might only be 10 miles around the neighborhood at 9PM after I come in from work and get a...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

That's exactly the way I look at it. I'll be...

That's exactly the way I look at it. I'll be headed out soon on a 2-3 day short trip. I don't really know how far I could go in a day yet and it isn't a specific goal other than to see if I could...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

Lots of good advice so far. I have no intention...

Lots of good advice so far. I have no intention to rush out and just buy something. My main focus has been in becoming a stronger cyclist. I like to really mull things over and research to the max...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

That's good info. I am attaching a rear rack on...

That's good info. I am attaching a rear rack on my current bike and I ride it with the fork locked down most times. I've asked several bike guys about just getting the mechanicals of my bike better...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

Looks like I was confused before. It's the Ogre...

Looks like I was confused before. It's the Ogre that seems to fit my wants and needs. I know I have to learn more mechanics. I am doing just that now. My current bike won't allow much more than a...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks,and I do know I have a lot of learning to...

Thanks,and I do know I have a lot of learning to do. I've started hanging out with some cyclists from a local non profit shop. Just getting started but I'm not a young dumb kid either. I am 51 years...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

My plan is to do several bikepacking shorter...

My plan is to do several bikepacking shorter trips first. I'm about to start on this 19.5 inch Trek Marlin 5 2017 model. It's a 29er and it fits me well but I'm constantly having mechanical issues....
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By RH Clark

Alabama to Colorado,need serious advice.

I have about lost my ever loving mind apparently. I have become a biking advocate and all around pain to most of my family. I have been riding only about 8 months but have gone through an incredible...
09-29-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,763
Posted By RH Clark

I am very fortunate in where I live. I can ride a...

I am very fortunate in where I live. I can ride a residential loop of about 2 miles right from my house,or within 5 miles of my door hit a national forest and ride dirt roads 50 miles into the next...
09-29-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks for the suggestions. I had looked at the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I had looked at the Giant Toughroad on youtube. I will hopefully ride the different bikes but I wanted to have an example from different manufacturers to look into and...
09-28-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By RH Clark

Which bike fits this description best?

I want a flat bar all road type bike ,rigid frame but able to take at least 2" wide 29er tires. Light ,but able to bikepack,or ride across the USA if wanted. Would like to be under $1200 to maybe...
08-22-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By RH Clark

I do have some excess skin,but I started trying...

I do have some excess skin,but I started trying to learn what to do about it about 6 months in. I learned about an amazing process called Autophagy. I have been told that I have very little excess...
08-18-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

I'm well aware of the quality of posters online....

I'm well aware of the quality of posters online. You are a great example. How old are you, 25 or less would be my guess. Most folks get better sense after 25 but you may be a late bloomer. Do you...
08-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

I tell ya'll what. I appreciate the folks here...

I tell ya'll what. I appreciate the folks here that get it but basically in my search for help and I suppose understanding, this forum has been in general a very negative experience. I wish ya'll...
08-17-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

There's a difference between getting paid for...

There's a difference between getting paid for your time and milking a customer for every dime they will spend. I've worked for the public for years AND I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

I am however getting...
08-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

Unfortunately I saw pretty quick that these tune...

Unfortunately I saw pretty quick that these tune ups seemed to get pretty expensive.
08-17-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

I was told pretty clearly that the $50 was just...

I was told pretty clearly that the $50 was just for the evaluation to determine how much money I would actually need to spend.
08-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

It's sad to me because I had a good experience...

It's sad to me because I had a good experience the first time when I actually did go in to buy a bike. I did buy a used bike cheap because I thought I needed to ride enough to know what I wanted...
08-17-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

I do understand that but I also know when I meet...

I do understand that but I also know when I meet a used car salesman. On my first trip I tried a Marlin 5 and was told how great a bike it was. On my 3rd trip I brought in the used 2017 Marlin 5 I...
08-17-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

Man, those Trek gears must be made out of tin...

Man, those Trek gears must be made out of tin foil. I better go get a Walmart bike so it will last. LOL

As far as the shifting that "I " claim was bad, we won't know because the BS guy didn't...
08-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

The point is not how long I had to wait but that...

The point is not how long I had to wait but that even though I told the guys what I needed before their friends arrived, they didn't have time enough to stop talking about the weather on their last...
08-17-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

Second time I did spend $40,but I suppose that...

Second time I did spend $40,but I suppose that wasn't enough to be considered a customer.

Ok,I am a newby but you tell me, do gears wear out before a set of brake pads. The pads were the original...
08-17-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

They were just talking about everything under the...

They were just talking about everything under the sun, not even having time to pull the $40 part off the wall and check me out, even though I told them what I needed before the other customers...
08-16-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

I'm educating myself to do my own but I've only...

I'm educating myself to do my own but I've only been in this a few months. Won't ever go back to that particular shop.
08-16-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By RH Clark

Are all bikeshops like this?

I have one shop here an hour away that sells Trek bikes. First time there it was great and I rode a couple different bikes. I had never been on a good bike before and got the sales pitch and 2...
08-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks everyone. I'm probably more ashamed that I...

Thanks everyone. I'm probably more ashamed that I let myself get in bad shape, than I am proud of losing weight. I tell my story though because I know how easy it is to get heavy and give up getting...
08-13-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By RH Clark

I just wanted to share with you guys because I am...

I just wanted to share with you guys because I am now 51. Both those pictures were taken in August one year apart. I know sometimes when we get older we give up changing radically. I just wanted...
08-13-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By RH Clark

here I am one year ago and 150 lbs heavier! Yes,...

here I am one year ago and 150 lbs heavier! Yes, 150 lbs in just one year with nothing but diet and exercise!
http://i.imgur.com/6Hkkzy6.jpg (https://imgur.com/6Hkkzy6)
08-13-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By RH Clark

Transformation into a rider.

Just wanted to hopefully encourage any of you guys wanting to lose weight by starting biking again. I have been going through an amazing transformation in the last year and the bike has been the...
08-12-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks partner. Your suggestions are exactly...

Thanks partner. Your suggestions are exactly where I am headed. I won't be buying soon and will likely need some professional fitting to know what I need. I basically wanted some bikes to start...
08-12-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By RH Clark

The problem is that I have both read how the 9...

The problem is that I have both read how the 9 speeds work fine on older 7-8 speeds, and I've also read how they don't on this forum. I've read how the Tourney is total junk and I've been told it is...
08-11-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By RH Clark

I can't tell that the Tourney is damaged or just...

I can't tell that the Tourney is damaged or just not as well built. I can't tell on the hanger but the kid that owned it before me bent the rear rim and looks like he did it quickly after he bought...
08-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks. The best rear derailleur I can get for...

Thanks.
The best rear derailleur I can get for my 7 speed is what I really want anyway. Is the Altus a better choice than the Acera? I have the Acera on my wife's older bike which has been ultra...
08-11-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By RH Clark

Appreciate the input and listings guys. I am a...

Appreciate the input and listings guys. I am a newby and I bought a Trek Marlin 5 a while back. I got a 2017 model in good shape for just $200. I only bought it so I could learn enough to see what I...
08-11-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks, didn't know the chains were different. If...

Thanks, didn't know the chains were different. If I do decide to replace the Tourney, would an older 7-8 speed higher end RDER off ebay be possibly better than a new Tourney?
08-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By RH Clark

10-4 on that. I'm not sure that the derailure...

10-4 on that. I'm not sure that the derailure isn't out of spec itself. One hinge point seems wobbly compared to an old Acera I have. I'll replace the hanger but thought why not go with the best rear...
08-10-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By RH Clark

Shimano Tourney to Shimano Deore XT?

I've been reading old threads and it seems I can replace the Tourney rear derailleur on my 2017 Trek Marlin 5 29er with 3X7 drivetrain with the 9 speed Deore XT.

I have dropped the chain on the...
08-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By RH Clark

With that in mind.is there a preferred company...

With that in mind.is there a preferred company for Carbon? Might go as high as $3000 on this new bike.
08-09-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By RH Clark

Lightest Aluminum XC - trail bike?

Who makes the lightest aluminum bikes that are XC oriented but could still be a comfortable bike for trails and single track? Likely looking at a Hardtail but might consider a FS if it is light...
07-31-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By RH Clark

Seems you are in fantastic shape. I'm just 51 and...

Seems you are in fantastic shape. I'm just 51 and have been trying incredibly hard to get in shape for a year. The best thing I can tell you is to listen to your body. I would think you have been...
07-30-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By RH Clark

I may give that a shot. Thanks.

I may give that a shot. Thanks.
07-30-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By RH Clark

Don't use credit cards. Local Walmart does not...

Don't use credit cards. Local Walmart does not have one. They have about 6 feet of bike stuff. Can drive a bit over an hour to the next Walmart and 2 hours to a Dicks. Yes,I live in the sticks. I did...
07-30-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By RH Clark

I might try to do it myself but I would have to...

I might try to do it myself but I would have to drive an hour one way just to get a spoke wrench. I might even make it worse. The bike shop wants about $60 to fix it if fixing is even possible. they...
07-30-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By RH Clark

Can I find better 7 speed shifter on EBay or...

Can I find better 7 speed shifter on EBay or something ? Maybe this Tourney shifter will be awesome when adjusted perfectly, but right now it's not as good as my Acera on my older bike. I'm fine with...
07-29-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By RH Clark

Upgrades for 2017 Trek Marlin 5 29er????

I have been riding the Marlin a good bit. I did about 8 miles of up and down tight twisty mountain trail today with my son. The warped rear wheel didn't feel bad at all on the trail. I could only...
07-29-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By RH Clark

I did around 7 miles of windy trails around the...

I did around 7 miles of windy trails around the forest hills this evening with my 10 year old son. Didn't notice the warped wheel off the pavement. We both had a blast. He was slap wore out and I was...
07-28-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By RH Clark

Any particular brands, model I should try?

Any particular brands, model I should try?
07-28-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By RH Clark

It is obviously warped when I spin it but there...

It is obviously warped when I spin it but there are no real lose spokes and I can't hardly notice any ride difference until I'm in the 3 highest gears wide open. I think I'll ride it a bit, maybe try...
07-27-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By RH Clark

Sorry guys,I didn't mean to dump all that on...

Sorry guys,I didn't mean to dump all that on ya'll. I was in an emotional state when I posted and the little warped wheel doesn't seem nearly as bad today as it did then. Thanks a bunch, I 'll get...
07-26-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By RH Clark

I picked up a 2017 Marlin 5 but was distracted...

I picked up a 2017 Marlin 5 but was distracted when I bought it and it has a warped rear wheel. It's all I wanted in a bike though, light,locking suspension ,disc brakes and 29" wheels. I paid $200...
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