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12-21-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

There really isn't a reason I decided to go...

There really isn't a reason I decided to go tubeless other than I wanted to try something different. This is my first tubeless setup. And for most people (including most mountain bikers, etc.) that...
12-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

For my usage, tubeless is probably overkill. Most...

For my usage, tubeless is probably overkill. Most of my riding is on streets and sidewalks - but I’ve always found tubeless interesting and have always wanted to do a tubeless setup on a bike....
12-20-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

I got the other tire about a week ago. It...

I got the other tire about a week ago. It wouldn’t mount tubeless right out of the box. I inflated it with a tube (how it’s supposed to be since it is a tube-type tire) and let it sit over a couple...
12-02-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

When taking the rear wheel off the bike, I...

When taking the rear wheel off the bike, I typically shift it into the highest gear (smallest cog) on the rear derailleur before removing. I didn't have this issue until lately, when it seems like it...
12-02-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

Unfortunately, it's back to being twisted up. I...

Unfortunately, it's back to being twisted up. I had to remove the rear wheel and went to put it back on and the chain managed to become all twisted up again. This time the bike was sat right-side up,...
11-23-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

I called up a friend and he knew someone who...

I called up a friend and he knew someone who works on bikes. We were able to get the chain problem fixed. He said it happens pretty often with him too, but it took a while for us to figure it out...
11-23-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

I tried that and had no luck. Maybe I can open...

I tried that and had no luck. Maybe I can open the chain, get it off and go from there.

I went to Walmart. Trust me - I try to avoid buying stuff (especially bike-related items) at Walmart. But...
11-23-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

I’m about to run to my local Walmart to pick up a...

I’m about to run to my local Walmart to pick up a chain repair kit that hopefully has a chain tool in it. I’ll also pick up a new chain just in case. Unfortunately, for me, the nearest bike shop is...
11-22-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

Unfortunately, I still haven't been able to fix...

Unfortunately, I still haven't been able to fix it.

I stood up the bike and followed the steps in the video. Seems like it is going to work, but I can't get enough slack on the chain to remove it...
11-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks. I had the basket installed when I...

Thanks. I had the basket installed when I purchased the bike as I used to lug around my heavy laptop around my shoulder and it'd get in my way. Now I typically use my iPad, so I don't really use the...
11-22-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks, I think this tire looks amazing on the...

Thanks, I think this tire looks amazing on the bike. The best part is the reflective stripe - it really matches the bike IMHO. I'm probably going to go ahead and make it a matching set because it...
11-16-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

I ordered the Schwalbe Marathons. It took a...

I ordered the Schwalbe Marathons. It took a little bit longer since Amazon sent me the wrong tire size (sent me a 700c size, but someone at some point put a “26x2.0” inventory sticker on it.) So...
11-16-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By fullergarrett

Crossed Chain

I was placing the rear wheel back on my bike when I noticed that my chain was crossed, and in a couple spots it “looped.” Any ideas on an easy way to fix this? This isn’t the first time I’ve had this...
11-08-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

Found this video where someone decided to try...

Found this video where someone decided to try different methods to "drift" their bike. One of the methods they tried (starts at 4:07 in the video) is turning the tire inside out. Looks like the tire...
11-05-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

IIRC, there was someone on YouTube who tried...

IIRC, there was someone on YouTube who tried helium in their BMX tires. Didn't really do much.

Here's one video. Although there are others on YouTube. See, I'm not the only one willing to do dumb...
11-05-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

https://youtu.be/5Zde8AWWKeI Wonder how the...

https://youtu.be/5Zde8AWWKeI

Wonder how the developers of that tire would've been received on the BikeForums...
11-05-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

Helium costs too much for me to waste it. I've...

Helium costs too much for me to waste it. I've always wanted to fill a tube with helium (outside of a tire) just to see what happens. My hypothesis is nothing.

On a practical note, I am going to...
11-04-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

Well, I also don't think everyone heeds warnings....

Well, I also don't think everyone heeds warnings. You know the saying: "rules are meant to be broken." :lol: Look at all of the people riding their bikes without helmets, DESPITE the manual and...
11-03-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

For those concerned about my safety (and the...

For those concerned about my safety (and the safety of others): I plan on doing this experiment at very low speeds in a particularly safe area (i.e. no traffic, fairly smooth surface, etc.) I don't...
11-02-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

There's also practical experiments I'm looking at...

There's also practical experiments I'm looking at doing. I recently watched a video on patches where someone looked at how well different types of rubber cement worked. I've been thinking about...
11-02-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

I'm not sure. That's one part of an experiment,...

I'm not sure. That's one part of an experiment, but for that it's best to have it on the rear wheel... which I plan on doing since the new tire is going on the front.

But I see another potential...
11-02-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

This isn't a "fix" for the tear in the tire. That...

This isn't a "fix" for the tear in the tire. That tire is done for and is being replaced, because the tube bulges out it. A proper but temporary fix for that would be a tire boot.

This...
11-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

1. Mostly because I'm curious. I'm curious to see...

1. Mostly because I'm curious. I'm curious to see how well an inverted tire will handle on pavement. I'm also curious to see how it will handle when turning/cornering.

2. I agree - I should've...
11-02-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,735
Posted By fullergarrett

Doing a dumb experiment...

This is probably one of those things that get you ridiculed on BikeForums and among bicyclists for the rest of your life...

One day I was on YouTube and came across this video where someone turned...
Forum: Foo
11-02-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By fullergarrett

Sorry to be a bit late to the party. The MacMini...

Sorry to be a bit late to the party. The MacMini always gets a lot of hate, but it's pretty good considering its targeted toward the entry user who don't need a lot of power or people who are recent...
10-30-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

My bad. The stock tires are 1.95 inches. How...

My bad. The stock tires are 1.95 inches.

How would a narrower 26x1.5 tire handle my weight? As mentioned, I weigh 330-340 pounds and I’ve heard a wider tire is better than narrower for people who...
10-30-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

I do have a good pump, and usually use the pump...

I do have a good pump, and usually use the pump gauge for pressure readings. I kept the old Kenda tires around 60 PSI front/65 rear with no pinch flats - and I'm a heavier (330-340 pounds) rider. On...
10-30-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

How did they wear? What was the ride quality like?

How did they wear? What was the ride quality like?
10-30-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks for all of the responses. From what...

Thanks for all of the responses.

From what someone mentioned in another thread, the Continental Double Fighter III is fairly thin in the tread area, thus more susceptible to punctures.

The...
10-29-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks. The reviews on the Continentals look...

Thanks. The reviews on the Continentals look pretty good (better than the Schwalbe,) but I just wanted to make sure since it seems like the Marathon is a pretty popular tire. I know both...
10-29-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By fullergarrett

Good replacement tire?

Hi everyone.

I've been looking for a replacement for the stock 26x1.95 Kenda tires that came with my Giant Sedona. The Kendas have been fine but one has been sliced open and needs to be replaced....
10-29-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By fullergarrett

Good replacement tire?

Hi everyone.

I've been looking for a replacement for the stock 26x1.95 Kenda tires that came with my Giant Sedona. The Kendas have been fine but one has been sliced open and needs to be replaced....
10-10-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By fullergarrett

I'm originally from Boonville. Not there anymore...

I'm originally from Boonville. Not there anymore - I live in western Missouri now near KC.

Nice to see some other Missourians on here.
08-26-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 183,726
Posted By fullergarrett

Yes, I'd suggest posting over there. Sears used...

Yes, I'd suggest posting over there. Sears used many different manufacturers for their bikes, such as KHS (like for mine) and Murray/Huffy. I know they also used Austro-Daimler/Puch earlier on...
08-25-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 183,726
Posted By fullergarrett

On my bike, the serial number found on the bottom...

On my bike, the serial number found on the bottom of the frame below the bottom bracket was used to reveal the date of manufacture, as well as provide an idea of who actually made it for Sears. On...
06-24-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks everyone for their responses. The original...

Thanks everyone for their responses. The original rim strip was removed a long time ago. The electrical tape trick has worked well up until last November, when a new tube was punctured. I removed the...
06-24-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By fullergarrett

Rim Strips

I've been thinking about remounting tires on my 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle. I've been running "poor-mans" rim strip (two layers of electrical tape.) However, it doesn't feel like enough as some of the...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,351
Posted By fullergarrett

AT&T has been pretty good to me. The...

AT&T has been pretty good to me.

The reception here for OTA DTV isn't that great. We have an antenna and get about three local channels, four on a clear day. Of course those channels have two or...
Forum: Foo
05-24-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By fullergarrett

I currently live in Jefferson City... which was...

I currently live in Jefferson City... which was hit just two nights ago with an EF3 tornado. It's just so shocking to see it on radar and then see the aftermath... looks like something out of a...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,351
Posted By fullergarrett

Honestly, it doesn't surprise me if it doesn't...

Honestly, it doesn't surprise me if it doesn't last too terribly long. It doesn't feel very solid. The wires going to the prongs on the bracket holding the computer are just epoxied in with some...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By fullergarrett

I am mostly worried about the 32GB internal...

I am mostly worried about the 32GB internal storage. As mentioned in my original post, I found 16GB very limiting. But AT&T Prepaid had no phones in my price range that had any more storage, the only...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,351
Posted By fullergarrett

We have internet service, although it isn't very...

We have internet service, although it isn't very good. (We use Suddenlink, but used to have CenturyLink. CL was much better. See below.) The MintTin doesn't have an internet connection because it...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By fullergarrett

I guess I should update this. Friday I upgraded...

I guess I should update this. Friday I upgraded to a new phone and went for the iPhone 6S.

My carrier (AT&T Prepaid) has a fairly limited selection of phones that make a "inverted bell curve"...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,351
Posted By fullergarrett

Since my last post to this thread, I broke down...

Since my last post to this thread, I broke down and purchased my first bike computer. It's a Bell Dashboard 150 that does the basics... time, speed, odometer, etc. Tells me the maximum and average...
Forum: Foo
04-26-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By fullergarrett

iPhone 6S in 2019?

Back in March, I purchased an iPad after having discussions here in the Foo section. Now, I'm needing a replacement phone as my Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 is nearing the end of its life.

I...
Forum: Foo
04-22-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By fullergarrett

Glad I'm not the only one on the forums here who...

Glad I'm not the only one on the forums here who is into vintage computers. I don't own any, but would like to start a collection someday.

LGR made a good video on OS/2:...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By fullergarrett

No, Warrensburg doesn't touch the Katy Trail. But...

No, Warrensburg doesn't touch the Katy Trail. But it supposedly has a bike trail that goes out to Knob Noster. Haven't been on it, yet, though.

I'm originally from Boonville, which is one of the...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By fullergarrett

Welcome to the forums! I live in Warrensburg.

Welcome to the forums! I live in Warrensburg.
Forum: Foo
03-26-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,480
Posted By fullergarrett

Got the iPad today. I’m actually typing this...

Got the iPad today. I’m actually typing this response on it.

I’m actually currently very happy with it and the Logitech Slim Folio keyboard/case I purchased with it. The iPad was very easy to...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,417
Posted By fullergarrett

Most of your consumer electronics (computers,...

Most of your consumer electronics (computers, phones, tablets, etc.) are contracted out to OE manufacturers, like Foxconn, Quanta, etc.

I believe Lenovo makes some of their ThinkPads (probably the...
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