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11-16-20, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Cacti

That was a very motivating post. Thanks Thomas15

That was a very motivating post. Thanks Thomas15
11-16-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

I'm tempted lol. One of the last bikes I owned as...

I'm tempted lol. One of the last bikes I owned as a kid was a Peugeot 10 speed. It was super light. You could lift it off the ground with one finger. This bike as Maelochs said, is.. Heavy. So..

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11-15-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

:lol:

:lol:
11-15-20, 08:37 PM
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Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

Thank you for this! No apologies necessary for...

Thank you for this! No apologies necessary for pointing out the truth (I'm out of shape). But you've been a tremendous help informing me about the bike I bought! Definitely explains some things...
11-15-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

I'm unfamiliar with the term "springer fork", but...

I'm unfamiliar with the term "springer fork", but this is a hardtail with lockout suspension on the front. I've been riding with it locked. I plan to ride "mostly" on paved surfaces, but will...
11-15-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

See, this is what I'm worried about. That I got a...

See, this is what I'm worried about. That I got a defective bike somehow. I'll find out when I take it in for a proper inspection

I'm a newbie here and don't know much about bikes, but keeping it...
11-15-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

Thanks for the response and advice. I'm sure most...

Thanks for the response and advice. I'm sure most of it is me. I've done everything you mentioned and more. I'm going to take the bike into a shop next week and let someone who knows what they're...
11-15-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

I got the bike Tuesday, put it together...

I got the bike Tuesday, put it together Wednesday, and it's spent more time upside down than me riding it. First there was a rubbing sound in front wheel. I adjusted the brake pads. Then the rear...
11-15-20, 08:12 PM
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Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

:thumb:

:thumb:
11-15-20, 03:27 PM
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Views: 1,431
Posted By Cacti

Grossly Outta Shape? Or Cheap Bike?

So I went on my first ride on a bike in 42 years after purchasing and putting together a Gravity BaseCamp LTD27 MTB

I seriously thought I was gonna be going on 20 miles rides in my first week. Boy...
11-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Cacti

As has already been said, you don't wear a mask...

As has already been said, you don't wear a mask to protect you. You wear it to protect others who might have serious complications from contracting Covid. On my ride today, I was glad to see > 75% of...
11-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Cacti

Um, yes it is

Um, yes it is
11-15-20, 02:33 PM
11-14-20, 12:12 PM
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Views: 10,941
Posted By Cacti

Best advice yet :cheers:

Best advice yet :cheers:
11-13-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,941
Posted By Cacti

I don't know. The bike I just bought (from an...

I don't know. The bike I just bought (from an online bike store) is driving me insane and I haven't even had it a week. There was a rubbing noise from the rear wheel and I took it to a bike shop. The...
11-13-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,941
Posted By Cacti

I would love to build my own bike, but hear it's...

I would love to build my own bike, but hear it's a LOT more expensive. Is that true? I'm told bike shops buy in such volume you can't beat their prices on individual parts
11-12-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

I agree, but what's frustrating is I'm 99% sure I...

I agree, but what's frustrating is I'm 99% sure I know what the problem is. The disc is rubbing against the pads. If I take the assembly off the wheel turns smoothly with no rubbing noise. When I put...
11-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

It's a small foot pump (I don't think it's the...

It's a small foot pump (I don't think it's the stand kind). I easily filled the front tire using just my hands. When I tried the same with the rear tire, it just wasn't inflating. However, it did...
11-11-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

Thanks to all for the responses and help. You are...

Thanks to all for the responses and help. You are so right! I got mad last night and just rolled up my sleeves to figure out what the heck the problem was. Who's smarter? Me? Or some inanimate...
11-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,941
Posted By Cacti

Awesome thanks! I'm rather proud of myself as I...

Awesome thanks! I'm rather proud of myself as I got mad at the situation and just dug in on my own to fix it yesterday. The problem (I'm convinced) was that they either ran the cable wrong or it...
11-10-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

Thanks. I think I will take it to a bike shop and...

Thanks. I think I will take it to a bike shop and pay almost 50% of what the bike costs to get it properly tuned and set up correctly. I did a lot of research before I bought the bike and was told it...
11-10-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

Please forgive me it's my first time ever working...

Please forgive me it's my first time ever working on or putting together a bike and I know less than nothing about it.

Yes, I found the two bolts that loosen the calipers (they're not the one in...
11-10-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,941
Posted By Cacti

Not to derail the thread, but I just took it out...

Not to derail the thread, but I just took it out for my first spin. Honestly, the bike feels like what I paid for it. Cheap.. It's a Gravity LTD27 MTB. I almost fell off the damn thing :lol: . I...
11-10-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,941
Posted By Cacti

Interesting OP because I'm literally just taking...

Interesting OP because I'm literally just taking a break from putting my first bike together (my wheel is rubbing against the disc pads, so if anyone can help me out with that I'd greatly appreciate...
11-10-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

Update: I got the wheel on, but it's still...

Update:

I got the wheel on, but it's still rubbing when it turns. Just not sure how to adjust, but there's gotta be something on the internet, right?
11-10-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cacti

Adjusting Front Disc Brake 1st Time Setup

Hi,

I just received a pretty cheap, but brand new Gravity Basecamp LTD27 mountain bike. Everything was going smooth until I hit installing the front wheel. In the videos I watched, the disc on the...
10-24-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By Cacti

Excellent question

Excellent question
10-23-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,924
Posted By Cacti

Thanks you. From what I understand Schrader is...

Thanks you. From what I understand Schrader is more common than Presta, so guess I think Schrader is more likely

I guess what I really want to know is if anyone can tell me if this pump is a...
10-23-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,924
Posted By Cacti

Since this is a tire thread I was wondering if...

Since this is a tire thread I was wondering if someone can answer a newbie question for me

I ordered a Gravity basecamp LTD27 MTB and it should be here soon and I want to buy a couple of spare...
10-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,334
Posted By Cacti

It depends on your activities, what you're trying...

It depends on your activities, what you're trying to accomplish, and what kind of protein, and what your other macros are. If you're looking to bulk and/or build muscle, you generally want 1 gram of...
10-16-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,321
Posted By Cacti

I do a lot of hiking and it's amazing the shape...

I do a lot of hiking and it's amazing the shape some older people are in. My hero was an 80-something guy I once shared a ski lift ride with when I was in my 30s. I thought man if I could still be...
10-16-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,776
Posted By Cacti

I am NOT a profession stuntman, so take this with...

I am NOT a profession stuntman, so take this with a grain of salt. But I've dropped my Harley twice, fell off of my share of ladders, and just doing stupid stuff climbing when I was younger. I assume...
10-16-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,064
Posted By Cacti

No comment on the music, but I always wanted my...

No comment on the music, but I always wanted my Harley LOUD so cars knew I was there. And that was over 30 years ago. You couldn't get me on a motorcycle today with people texting and playing on...
10-11-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By Cacti

Again, all very helpful responses. This a dumb...

Again, all very helpful responses. This a dumb noob question, but do I need a mount for the patch pouch that goes under the seat? Or does it come with some kind of straps? Same question about the...
10-10-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By Cacti

Thank you everyone for the prompt and terrific...

Thank you everyone for the prompt and terrific responses!

I'm sold on the need for gloves, lube, and at least a padded liner. Also, some comfortable hard soled shoes

I would still like to mount...
10-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By Cacti

What Accessories Do You Have?

My bike will be here in less than a month and I'm trying to figure out all of the accessories I'll want before it gets here. My rides will be pretty short to start. Maybe 40 minutes to an hour and...
10-09-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,064
Posted By Cacti

As a brand new rider, I've been thinking about...

As a brand new rider, I've been thinking about this. There's a mountain trail I'm sure I'll want to try, but am afraid what happens if I'm going too slow on a narrow downhill trail. It feels like I'm...
09-29-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,636
Posted By Cacti

Not to derail the thread, but do you still ride...

Not to derail the thread, but do you still ride steeper downhill rocky trails, or did you ever? I'm 59 and new to cycling. As a skier, I know how much I've lost when it comes to the more extreme...
09-26-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Cacti

Very good advice, thanks! Yes, I made sure...

Very good advice, thanks!

Yes, I made sure it would fit me (based on my measurements and the bike's specs). Also, great idea to get to know a LBS. I called one before ordering this online and he...
09-26-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Cacti

This is very helpful, thanks. Yes, a spare...

This is very helpful, thanks. Yes, a spare innertube should be on my list of things to take on my rides and I agree it's best if I practice switching one out BEFORE I need to!

Does anyone have a...
09-26-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Cacti

Thank you! I was told I probably want to get a...

Thank you! I was told I probably want to get a stand up hand pump for home before I go out riding and then a CO2 for when I'm riding. But I'm not sure if that fits in the patch kit or if I need to...
09-26-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Cacti

After The Fact Question

As a newbie to both riding and this forum, I won't ask the tiresome "which bike should I get" question. Instead, I'd like to say what I already bought and find out what I can do with it, if I'm going...
09-26-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,447
Posted By Cacti

Terrible story, but I'm missing why it's in the...

Terrible story, but I'm missing why it's in the +50 forum. Are riders >50 more likely to be hit by trucks or cars? Seems like this could've happened to anyone. A young adult or teenager

I'm a...
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