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07-01-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By grubetown

Porcelain Rocket 52hz for a frame bag Top...

Porcelain Rocket 52hz for a frame bag

Top tube bag round up - https://bikepacking.com/gear/top-tube-bags/
07-01-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By grubetown

Welcome back! It sounds like the off road biking...

Welcome back! It sounds like the off road biking flame has been rekindled. A lot has changed in 20 years. Enjoy the ride!
07-01-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By grubetown

I have always thought GX was akin to SLX not XT

I have always thought GX was akin to SLX not XT
06-28-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By grubetown

It’s been three weeks - where’s the OP :foo:

It’s been three weeks - where’s the OP :foo:
06-26-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By grubetown

Some bike company's have moved away from specific...

Some bike company's have moved away from specific model years and this looks like a Dick's exclusive. Most people will probably review it as an entry level mountain bike. They are all very similar in...
06-25-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By grubetown

What “info” do you want?

What “info” do you want?
06-18-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By grubetown

Cap on the down tube is a cover for where a front...

Cap on the down tube is a cover for where a front derailleur can be installed.

My guess is you need an Allen wrench to adjust the rebound.
06-09-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By grubetown

Unfortunately your wish list and budget don’t...

Unfortunately your wish list and budget don’t match up.
05-20-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By grubetown

You won't be able to use road brake cables on a...

You won't be able to use road brake cables on a mountain bike as the "ball" end of the cables are different shapes. You can use any housing if you want to have white.
05-17-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By grubetown

I have been using ESI grips for four years now...

I have been using ESI grips for four years now and love them. They would be compatible with bar ends.
04-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By grubetown

I have used the WTB recommended tape on i23 rims...

I have used the WTB recommended tape on i23 rims and have over 1000 miles with no issues. Clean the rims with alcohol first and make sure they are clean and dry. After taping, I use the butt end of a...
04-30-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By grubetown

Head to your local bike shop! As stated above -...

Head to your local bike shop! As stated above - we need some more details.
04-25-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By grubetown

+1 for the Chesters and Five Ten's are the...

+1 for the Chesters and Five Ten's are the standard for platforms
04-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By grubetown

+1 for the Timberjack - it can do both 27.5+ and...

+1 for the Timberjack - it can do both 27.5+ and 29!
04-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By grubetown

I recommend Wahoo - super intuitive, great...

I recommend Wahoo - super intuitive, great support and lots of add ons. The only item in your list that you probably will have to spend some more money to get is cadence. Let me know if you have...
04-25-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By grubetown

There are many frame builders in the US - Reeb...

There are many frame builders in the US - Reeb and Sklar are two popular ones also.
04-09-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By grubetown

Probably not the best idea. Is there a local bike...

Probably not the best idea. Is there a local bike shop that could help with this project? Or could you save some money and get a bike that has a working fork?
04-08-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By grubetown

Why do you want to upgrade and how much money are...

Why do you want to upgrade and how much money are you willing to spend?
04-08-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By grubetown

Sorry to hear about the achilles. On the upside,...

Sorry to hear about the achilles. On the upside, not necessarily a bad time for it. Stay safe! Echoing what the others of have said, you shouldn't need to air or spin. If something is wonky when you...
03-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By grubetown

Truth - the pictures I saw from the delayed start...

Truth - the pictures I saw from the delayed start were everyone huddle undered umbrellas and awnings like a stock yard.
03-07-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,308
Posted By grubetown

It will take a few rides to get used to it. I...

It will take a few rides to get used to it. I have ridden one for three years and can’t imagine going back to a regular post on my mountain bike. Where I ride it is more rolling and a middle position...
02-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By grubetown

After applying chain lube do you “wipe off” the...

After applying chain lube do you “wipe off” the excess? I have always practiced running my freshly lubed chain through a rag a couple of minutes after application.
Also, some environments are just...
02-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By grubetown

Tubeless = messy :foo: What’s messy to you? IMO...

Tubeless = messy :foo: What’s messy to you?
IMO the benefits outweigh what might be messy.
Don't have experience with the tires you are looking at and sorry about WTB, I have been running ByWays...
02-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By grubetown

Is the Soma Wolverine's standover too high?

Is the Soma Wolverine's standover too high?
02-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By grubetown

scratch that - 2013 The colors are very similar.

scratch that - 2013
The colors are very similar.
02-01-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By grubetown

Some preliminary searching leads me to believe...

Some preliminary searching leads me to believe that you have a 2009.
02-01-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By grubetown

Find a friend to help! Suspension set up is an...

Find a friend to help! Suspension set up is an dynamic process as terrain type, weather, how broken in your bike is, etc all play a role. Start with the set up recommended in the bike/manufacturer's...
01-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By grubetown

OP, no there is not, to answer your question....

OP, no there is not, to answer your question. Practice in your garage to build up your thumb muscles :troll:
01-27-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By grubetown

Kona’s website and Jenson seem to have info about...

Kona’s website and Jenson seem to have info about your frame if it’s the 2016. This will help with some of your questions and narrow down your options to get our thoughts on more specific details.
01-18-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By grubetown

If you’re looking for a single track riding...

If you’re looking for a single track riding mountain bike, I would keep looking.
01-11-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By grubetown

True. It’s a different measurement for road...

True. It’s a different measurement for road sizing, not the seat tube.
01-11-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By grubetown

It looks like a standard hybrid. No way that seat...

It looks like a standard hybrid. No way that seat tube is for someone who is 5’4”
I think your decision to preride the course and use your 29er is the best choice. Both the Schwinn and the Marin are...
01-10-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By grubetown

52cm is 20.5” which is probably their XL size. ...

52cm is 20.5” which is probably their XL size.
The frame can be bent without obvious evidence of damage. If it’s the wrong size not worth the hassle of repair.
01-10-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By grubetown

Go into your LBS and make a ridiculous offer for...

Go into your LBS and make a ridiculous offer for whatever 26" tire they still might have collecting dust on their shelves :lol:
01-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By grubetown

It looks like it's been sitting a while, so full...

It looks like it's been sitting a while, so full overhaul with new tires for sure and good luck finding parts for the fork. Like shelbyfv said, it was an okay bike but not worth much today.
01-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By grubetown

What size is the Marin? IMHO riding the wrong...

What size is the Marin? IMHO riding the wrong size bike is a recipe for not enjoying the ride. A hybrid won't be too fun to race even if you change out some of the parts.

It looks like you have...
12-27-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By grubetown

Are you using a compressor, floor pump, hand...

Are you using a compressor, floor pump, hand pump?

I have a set on my Fog Cutter and still going strong tubeless after 1000 miles this season.
12-24-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By grubetown

Totally normal. I have a dedicated rag to wipe...

Totally normal. I have a dedicated rag to wipe off stanchions every couple of rides. Dirt will stick to that stuff and work it’s way into the fork.
12-06-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By grubetown

Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike catalogs,...

Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike catalogs, bicycle brochures (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm)
12-03-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By grubetown

I have had a different experience and enjoy the...

I have had a different experience and enjoy the aero position on the Jones bars. I wrapped handlebar tape around the loop parts and then can rest my forearms across the bars. It is both comfortable...
11-28-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By grubetown

I think I may have the fork you are looking for -...

I think I may have the fork you are looking for - message me!
11-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By grubetown

As has been shared, it’s going to be tough to get...

As has been shared, it’s going to be tough to get the best of both worlds for $500 as this is where most companies entry level bike is priced. IMO changing tires is not worth the hassle and getting a...
11-17-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By grubetown

Actually, when off road riding you should be...

Actually, when off road riding you should be using your front brake more than your back brake :50:
11-10-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By grubetown

Approximate time of release?

Approximate time of release?
11-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By grubetown

+1

+1
11-02-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,233
Posted By grubetown

Glad he came out on the winning end!

Glad he came out on the winning end!
11-02-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,233
Posted By grubetown

Neither of these bikes for the type of riding you...

Neither of these bikes for the type of riding you will be doing.
11-02-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,233
Posted By grubetown

I need some pictures of the totaled car you hit...

I need some pictures of the totaled car you hit with a bike!
11-02-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By grubetown

The OP is asking about 27.5 plus versus 29 so...

The OP is asking about 27.5 plus versus 29 so some of your answers are not relevant. Get a Salsa Timberjack and then you can run both!
11-01-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By grubetown

There are also conversion kits available for some...

There are also conversion kits available for some pressed bottom brackets.
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