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11-07-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By qclabrat

As others have said do other forms of cardio. ...

As others have said do other forms of cardio.
Also if you have a gym, good time to put in some leg workouts like hack squats and leg curls
This year, I've lost 2 months to a torn finger tendon, 3...
11-07-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By qclabrat

seems high, I'm 50 lighter but running at about...

seems high, I'm 50 lighter but running at about 20 pounds
Forum: Fatbikes
11-07-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By qclabrat

Is it going on a plane? Guys I know who ride in...

Is it going on a plane? Guys I know who ride in Utah and Alaska get them shipped by mail in a box. I don't know anyone who just carries their fatbike in bags or cases
11-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By qclabrat

You're right, lots of change. 3-4 yo bikes are...

You're right, lots of change. 3-4 yo bikes are starting to get dated. I'd look for 2018 or newer for the current trends
11-07-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,038
Posted By qclabrat

Does he go to school in the Intercity, if not the...

Does he go to school in the Intercity, if not the $100-200 locks imo are overkill. I loaned mine an old Gary Fisher with a generic u lock and an extra hardened chain for over night storage. The...
11-06-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 65,751
Posted By qclabrat

I use USPS boxes all the time to ship by FedEx,...

I use USPS boxes all the time to ship by FedEx, they don't care as long as the travel bill is there's. I have a corporate rate which I'm guessing will cost me less than $10 in the US48. If that...
11-05-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 65,751
Posted By qclabrat

​​​​​​ Read the rule and I'm in. FedEx ship is...

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Read the rule and I'm in. FedEx ship is a lot easier for me, guessing that's okay? The Mrs will be mad happy.
11-05-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 410
Posted By qclabrat

I have a Kona Major One converted to rear...

I have a Kona Major One converted to rear derailleur for one of my kids as a flat bar bike.
Used a Problem Solvers hanger ...
11-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By qclabrat

I was going to suggest the stem adapter also,...

I was going to suggest the stem adapter also, I've used it on my Klein Rascal with good results.
11-05-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By qclabrat

The Trance is a great bike for the the money,...

The Trance is a great bike for the the money, definitely a price leader
Also consider the following, some are direct to consumer so, it will be harder to find a demo.
YT Jeffsy...
11-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By qclabrat

I've gotten a FS Pivot to sub 24 pounds and it...

I've gotten a FS Pivot to sub 24 pounds and it wasn't cheap. In the end, I really didn't need such an extreme build for my uses and recently sold the frame.
A stock Pivot 429SL is about 28 pounds...
11-01-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By qclabrat

Probably not, the shells are essentially banged...

Probably not, the shells are essentially banged in. I have a few bsa adapters from pf that I'm going to try. Will post pics when I make a late fall project out of this
11-01-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 65,751
Posted By qclabrat

Interested, what's the current wait time?

Interested, what's the current wait time?
Forum: Fatbikes
11-01-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By qclabrat

Most of the fatbike forks are 150 thru axle. ...

Most of the fatbike forks are 150 thru axle. Which hub do you have? It may be convertible to 150, which would give you a lot more fork options. As for the tire, it might clear the sides but what...
11-01-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By qclabrat

Most people recommend to learn how to wheelie...

Most people recommend to learn how to wheelie (pedaling with front wheel up) before learning to manual. Reason I've heard is that it's less likely to fall backwards with the forward momentum and the...
11-01-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By qclabrat

Looks like an older quill stem, but not sure with...

Looks like an older quill stem, but not sure with one photo. Based off on the year it's likely a 1.125" steerer. Can you try to remove the stem to check the type and size?
11-01-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By qclabrat

Which bike do you have? There are lots of BB...

Which bike do you have? There are lots of BB types and standards
10-31-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By qclabrat

that's right, how many hours do they recommend...

that's right, how many hours do they recommend before a rebuild?
10-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By qclabrat

I agree not bike parks like DH, but why not...

I agree not bike parks like DH, but why not singletrack XC trails? As long as the bike is safe and rider doesn't go nuts, I don't see why its not trail ready. I have two similar bikes which are...
10-30-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By qclabrat

thanks, going to check, hope it's not going to...

thanks, going to check, hope it's not going to break the bank....
10-30-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By qclabrat

thanks, I've read that several times, it's just a...

thanks, I've read that several times, it's just a bearing change, looking to get a modern BB for easier service going forward. Bearings feel gritty again
10-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By qclabrat

solid bike and better that it has a rigid fork ...

solid bike and better that it has a rigid fork
Are you really planning to launch 2 footers or slow rollers?
10-30-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By qclabrat

It is now 2019, any new solutions for Klein PF BBs?

Hi all,
Been waiting for years to for a real solution to replace a BB from a Klein Rascal.
As of 2015, there weren't replacements but now it's 2019 and PF is somewhat acceptable, but still unsure...
10-29-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By qclabrat

We got those too, keep your hands firm on the bar...

We got those too, keep your hands firm on the bar but unweight the front a bit. If you have too much weight up front and clip a tree you'll find it harder to recover.
10-29-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By qclabrat

I'm an almost 50yo who almost broke his back...

I'm an almost 50yo who almost broke his back learning to manual last year.
Think it's about time I try again. Been riding for a while but the thought of sitting back behind the wheel is hard to...
10-28-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By qclabrat

Most of the guys by me riding bargain posts are...

Most of the guys by me riding bargain posts are using PNWs. They are solid and easy to service. Worth checking out at about 200
10-28-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By qclabrat

interested to hear more about the new Reverbs, I...

interested to hear more about the new Reverbs, I have 5 sets of the older Reverbs and they all bomb out and need rebuilds much quicker than the Giant, Spesh and 9pt8s I'm using on other bikes.
Are...
10-28-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By qclabrat

CodyDog, back to programming as Leebo said,...

CodyDog, back to programming
as Leebo said, side to side as you pass the obstacle
If you ride the same trails you'll know which you can get through. When I ran 740-760s I rarely clipped bark, but...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-28-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By qclabrat

I only have two tire types, dirt and snow, I only...

I only have two tire types, dirt and snow, I only swap in the snow set when there's snow which hasn't been great for the past few winters. Maxxis doesn't really make a good floating tire like the...
10-28-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By qclabrat

Looks like the bike is not true 27.5+. But it...

Looks like the bike is not true 27.5+. But it shouldn't have trouble with a small volume 29 tire, like 2.2 or smaller. Did you get the bike locally?, best bet if you can get a pair to test for fit.
10-28-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By qclabrat

How long were you riding, newer LED lights are...

How long were you riding, newer LED lights are super bright and lasts for hours. Mine can run on medium for over 5 hrs.
10-28-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By qclabrat

Tree gates like those are important to keep the...

Tree gates like those are important to keep the atv/atcs out. Doe keep them pinkies inside the grips.
Practice the "sawing" technique to the get through gates which are narrower than your bars....
10-28-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By qclabrat

I've tried this with a Nuvinci 360 IGH. In short,...

I've tried this with a Nuvinci 360 IGH. In short, not enough gear range for mtbing. I have not measured it but its appears to be equivalent to 26-30 teeth rear. Besides like others have said its an...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-28-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By qclabrat

pro tip, from a long distance rider, for one of...

pro tip, from a long distance rider, for one of your presta valves use a schrader adapter as a the valve cover. It will save you should you find yourself needing air at a station.
10-24-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By qclabrat

I'm pretty sure all the 11spd derailleurs have...

I'm pretty sure all the 11spd derailleurs have the clutch feature. Only the 10spd came with a non-clutch option. The clutch for SRAM does not have an on/off like Shimano. The "lock" button is only...
10-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By qclabrat

the XR4 are great tires, not sure why more people...

the XR4 are great tires, not sure why more people don't ride them
I prefer larger side knobs in the front so have since changed to a DHF
I'm surprised you still have leaves up there, our trails in...
10-24-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By qclabrat

wear a helmet, and post videos please that's...

wear a helmet, and post videos please
that's all I got...
10-24-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By qclabrat

yeah, good choice, riding is so much more...

yeah, good choice, riding is so much more enjoyable when there's no fear of eminent death or breakage
post pics when you get them mounted. I'm sharing mine when I see yours....
I only wished we...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-24-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By qclabrat

Pain of tire swaps

I find myself swapping tires regularly for my bikes. I've avoided using tubeless for my fat bike for that reason. But in the snow the right psi I've found to be more crucial than on dirt.
I...
10-23-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By qclabrat

Your BB will drop a bit, but probably not an...

Your BB will drop a bit, but probably not an issue for commuting. I suggest getting a second wheel set with 29" so the height is about the same. You can find take off from people upgrading for...
10-23-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By qclabrat

Different kind of riding, if on the east coast,...

Different kind of riding, if on the east coast, have you considered Kingdom Trails in VT
10-21-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By qclabrat

I use them but always wear shin guards. I know...

I use them but always wear shin guards. I know way too guys with 6 inch scars straight down their shins. Two year ago a buddy of mine needed 80 stitches to close up his shin, but his cut was closer...
10-21-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By qclabrat

that's one plum crazy bike, congrats!

that's one plum crazy bike, congrats!
10-21-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By qclabrat

I have the e13 LG1 and the MRP AM, but not sure...

I have the e13 LG1 and the MRP AM, but not sure you want this on an XC hardtail. It's goes on and off my enduro and DJ bikes but if I'm doing any significant pedaling it goes off. Reason being, I...
10-19-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By qclabrat

Soles are too flexible. You want a shoe with a...

Soles are too flexible. You want a shoe with a firm sole otherwise your feet will hurt.
10-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By qclabrat

Agreed, some look like large versions of toddler...

Agreed, some look like large versions of toddler shoes. I have about 6 pairs but my favorites are the Freerides which look more like Vans. But different strokes for different folks....
10-19-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By qclabrat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20191019_084433_292428e0655e5f107e3d7221b2ae5bada6921b51.jpg
10-18-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By qclabrat

Congrats, looks like you lucked out where you...

Congrats, looks like you lucked out where you ride. Is there winter riding over there?
10-18-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By qclabrat

Welcome back, fat bikes aren't for everyone and I...

Welcome back, fat bikes aren't for everyone and I couldn't imagine just having that as the single mtb.
10-18-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By qclabrat

I don't think RST ever made a fork worth...

I don't think RST ever made a fork worth rebuilding. Look for a decent rigid for instead.
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