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12-19-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Joshman380

Update

First off thank you all for your suggestions. Spent a little time looking for a used Giant Talon 2..hard to find it seems. New is $650..a little too much for my budget.

Just today, I found a 2007...
11-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Joshman380

Looking for a newer bike

So I've been riding a 2014 Giant Revel for a while now, and realizing maybe I want a little better. Rather than just picking a bike, I'd rather ask a few questions first.

I'm into trail riding,...
07-21-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

Step 1 of personalization

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190721_111808_8_a2db291fe6a14ebba75c0c9da5f62fda0eada372.jpg
Now for matching grips, pedals, and saddle.
07-17-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

None taken. I'm just a little concerned about a...

None taken. I'm just a little concerned about a pre-recall fork that might have me doing a faceplant into the ground or worse.

I'm not, however, someone that's going to throw $1000 or more at a...
07-17-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

Well.. according to this it looks like I might...

Well.. according to this it looks like I might want to get a better fork anyway..I have the SR Suntour m3010..suggestions?

EDIT: Checking my serial number and it starts at 13, so it doesn't fall...
07-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

Yeah, it's a 2014 Revel 3. Confirmed it with the...

Yeah, it's a 2014 Revel 3. Confirmed it with the original owner. Thanks! Now I know what to look for when I want original replacement parts.
07-16-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

By the way, can anybody ID which Revel model this...

By the way, can anybody ID which Revel model this is (Revel 0,1,2,3,etc)? Not even sure which year it is. Trying to match it up with Google pics but it's not helping.
07-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

Again, thanks for the input. I found this...

Again, thanks for the input.

I found this bike locally, of course, through Facebook Marketplace. I find the pricing there is a LOT more reasonable than used bikes on CL for some odd reason.

So,...
07-12-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

Thanks for the constructive help, guys. Here's a...

Thanks for the constructive help, guys. Here's a closer pic of the fork. Honestly I just like the idea of disc brakes more than the v-brakes.

If it's too much I'll forget about it and ride it as...
07-12-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

If I knew the answer do you think I'd be asking?...

If I knew the answer do you think I'd be asking? Wow.
07-12-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,875
Posted By Joshman380

Just bought a Giant Revel Aluxx 6000 series bike

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190712_144023_8_1b2322faf3b0f3da103bf540e35dd151ef31678f.jpg...
05-30-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By Joshman380

Thank you. Saved me from buying another POS bike.

Thank you. Saved me from buying another POS bike.
05-30-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By Joshman380

Can anyone identify this MTB?

Seller says this is a Giant, but it seems to be missing some of the usual Giant graphics. Going to look at it in the morning so hopefully someone can respond beforehand.

Also seller says they...
04-14-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

That particular model did look like the best...

That particular model did look like the best match.

Incidentally, I broke some of the old chain to use to make a whip tool to remove the old freewheel. Left the pieces I took in tubs of rust lime...
04-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

I appreciate advice and helpful comments....

I appreciate advice and helpful comments. Comments regarding my financial situation are not needed and are NOT helpful.
04-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

Here's a full pic of the bike. Not bad...

Here's a full pic of the bike. Not bad looking..odd frame design IMO. It's the bike in the...
04-12-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

I don't have even $100 to buy a new bike, so...

I don't have even $100 to buy a new bike, so fixing is the alternative, and so far way cheaper.
04-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

Thank you sir. I'm no bike pro so I'm sure most...

Thank you sir. I'm no bike pro so I'm sure most of my terminology is off.

So according to the bike shop, my freewheel is done. Chain length is ok, everything else is good. As I suspected the teeth...
04-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

I'm just gonna take it in to the bike shop and...

I'm just gonna take it in to the bike shop and see what they tell me. Mountain bikes are a complicated beast compared to single speed bikes.
04-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

Here's a picture of the rear...

Here's a picture of the rear cassette.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190412_095256_0_46b572f4279fef38f3fa2da4fa638d260d46a9cf.jpg
04-12-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

Would this be a suitable replacement for the...

Would this be a suitable replacement for the cassette?
...
04-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

Cut the chain too short? That doesn't make...

Cut the chain too short? That doesn't make sense...when the chain is on the smallest to smallest cog the chain looks like it could almost fall off. Is there supposed to be a ton of slack when...
04-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

Could it also be too loose a chain? I feel like I...

Could it also be too loose a chain? I feel like I intentionally left the chain a little longer because I don't want to try re-linking a chain if I cut it too short.
04-12-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By Joshman380

MTB Help needed

I have a Kent Mountain bike, not top quality I know, but it does the job..kinda.


Quick history, I bought this bike on Craigslist for a whopping $10. When I bought it the rear derailleur was...
03-12-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,860
Posted By Joshman380

I agree with the both of you. I own a gas bike....

I agree with the both of you. I own a gas bike. Granted, gas powered bikes aren't great for the environment, but there are many benefits to the use of a gas powered bike versus an e-bike, including...
02-17-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By Joshman380

This is a Raw motorsports "80" cc engine. It's...

This is a Raw motorsports "80" cc engine. It's actually something more like 66cc's but it does the trick. It supposedly can go up to 35mph, but I'm still in the break in period and can't quite go...
02-16-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By Joshman380

Well, there are just a few more things to remove...

Well, there are just a few more things to remove now...here's the pic: :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/joshy380/021409_15271.jpg
02-06-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Joshman380

I agree...not very smart.

I agree...not very smart.
02-06-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Joshman380

DO NOT...I REPEAT, DO NOT USE A LASER AS A...

DO NOT...I REPEAT, DO NOT USE A LASER AS A HEADLIGHT.

Unless, of course, you like spending time in federal prison.
02-06-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By Joshman380

Basically, I'd like to make it look good...I...

Basically, I'd like to make it look good...I don't want it to look like I haphazardly took a can, sprayed over it a few times and let it dry...but I don't necessarily need to go for that "brand new...
02-06-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By Joshman380

LOL! I feel like an idiot. Such a simple way to...

LOL! I feel like an idiot. Such a simple way to find out and I didn't think of that!

I'm still curious about the repainting question.....
02-06-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By Joshman380

MTB frame: Aluminum or Steel?

My apologies if this belongs somewhere else....

I have an older roadmaster bike, and it's extremely light. I'm planning on repainting it, but I need to know if it's aluminum or steel. My logic...
01-31-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,822
Posted By Joshman380

Well, I talked to one of the mechanics at my LBS,...

Well, I talked to one of the mechanics at my LBS, and he said that they're good wheels, and shouldn't need to be trued more than once (allowing for the natural self adjustments the wheel makes while...
01-31-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,822
Posted By Joshman380

Sorry, I didn't specify, I bought them seperately...

Sorry, I didn't specify, I bought them seperately but as wheels, not just the rims.

wmodavis: They're pretty light. They feel like they don't weigh more than a pound or two.

Basil Moss: Good...
01-31-09, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Joshman380

Very helpful, thank you. Now I know that it's a...

Very helpful, thank you. Now I know that it's a threaded headset.

Now then...it would appear the upper cup has a slight gap between it and the head tube. Is it possible to use a mallet to close...
01-31-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Joshman380

Headset issue

I've just noticed that my headset appears to be loose..I can hold the handlebars and move the frame ever so slightly up and down. Problem is, I don't know whether my headset is a threaded or...
01-30-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,822
Posted By Joshman380

Alex X-101 Rims

I just bought a set of new 26" Alex X-101 rims. The bike store wouldn't give me too much information about these rims, other than "They're aluminum, and pretty sturdy.", and reviews seem scarce if...
01-20-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Joshman380

Feeling a pulling sensation in the front...

I just spent $40 on a new rear wheel for my mountain bike (the bearings in the hub were shot), and I'm noticing a pulling sensation in the front wheel area. Upon visual inspection, it seems the wheel...
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