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01-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,992
Posted By MAK

My contribution to the humor part of this thread....

My contribution to the humor part of this thread.

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01-05-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By MAK

Thank you for your responses. It appears that...

Thank you for your responses. It appears that ease of adjustment is the biggie. The English lesson wasn't needed since taboo can be a noun, verb or adjective and sometimes words are used to get a...
01-03-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By MAK

I'm prepared to be blasted

Two simple questions:
If you can get the chain tension right, why must single speeds have horizontal drop outs? Why are vertical drop outs taboo?

Fire away.
01-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By MAK

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a...

The best advice I can offer is to practice in a safe place like an empty parking lot or a grassy area. Just ride, unclip, reclip, unclip, etc.. Once your on the road, think ahead. I think it's...
12-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,176
Posted By MAK

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle...

About two years ago I was talking with a bicycle cop who was complaining that when he pursued someone and tried a quick dismount he had trouble controlling the bike because he tended to lock the...
12-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By MAK

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one...

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one for your 7 yo grandson is even better.
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,197
Posted By MAK

I absolutely agree with jpescatore. The moving...

I absolutely agree with jpescatore. The moving Hi-Viz socks are great particularly during the day.
...
12-15-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By MAK

I was going to suggest the half link. I've never...

I was going to suggest the half link. I've never had to use them, but they seem to be a good way to fine tune the chain length. Good to see that they do work.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,534
Posted By MAK

I bought the Stan's Dart (the product you're...

I bought the Stan's Dart (the product you're referring to) back in November. I got mine at REI but they are on almost everyone's web site including Stan's. I haven't had to use it yet, but the...
12-15-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By MAK

I don't really think that the problem is...

I don't really think that the problem is resistance. After all, you're likely varying resistance on rides as you hit shallow and steep hills.

The problem could be saddle height. On your bike it...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By MAK

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I use these Shimano 647 pedals on a few bikes. Double sided SPD and I...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By MAK

Obviously this was not a popular suggestion. ...

Obviously this was not a popular suggestion. Thank you to those that made intelligent and thoughtful responses and to some, I won't respond to your ridiculous comments because I don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By MAK

Attn MODS...Suggestion for a new forum

I think it's time for a new BIKEPACKING FORUM, either as a stand alone or a Touring sub-forum. The bikes are often different, the bags are different, the load carried is different due to bag...
11-20-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By MAK

I use safety glasses purchased from an industrial...

I use safety glasses purchased from an industrial safety supply store. I bought three pair...clear, smoke (indoor/outdoor) and dark. They are fairly large and wrap around and they look like most...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By MAK

When does a wide tire qualify as fat?

Is a 27.5+ x 2.8" knobby just a wide MTB tire or a slim fat bike tire? As a roadie they look pretty obese to me. 😁
11-16-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By MAK

You might want to look at the Showers Pass...

You might want to look at the Showers Pass gloves. They look like regular knit gives, have silicone grippers on the palms, come in four colors and they are totally waterproof. I'm happy with them....
11-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By MAK

Thanks for the responses. Based on questions...

Thanks for the responses. Based on questions from above, the tires are 27.5+/2.8". I rode 13 miles today (first actual ride other than dealer test rides) at 26 psi front and back and will...
11-07-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By MAK

Tire PSI

I just went tubeless with my hardtail. I'm 220 lbs. and the tires are Schwalbe Rocket Ron's. I read somewhere that correct psi should be my weight/7 +1 for the rear and my weight/7-1 for the front....
11-05-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,034
Posted By MAK

One suggestion that I didn't see above(or I...

One suggestion that I didn't see above(or I missed it). Before I ride I liberally roll on some Ice Hot. I use the roll on to keep my hands clean and odor free. This 'embrocation' helps to warm up...
10-28-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By MAK

I hear what you're saying. FWIW...The tires are...

I hear what you're saying. FWIW...The tires are 27.5+ x 2.8. I'm at work so I had little time to research. Sheldon Brown's Gear Calculator doesn't list my size tire and the few I Googled weren't...
10-28-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By MAK

Although it doesn't say on the derailleur itself,...

Although it doesn't say on the derailleur itself, I believe that it is the M7000. From the spec sheet you sent, it appears that the 46T cassette will fit the 1x11. Thank you.
10-28-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By MAK

I believe that it's the M7000 but I couldn't find...

I believe that it's the M7000 but I couldn't find anything on the derailleur itself indicating the exact model number.
10-26-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By MAK

Rear Derailleur Questions

I currently have a 30t SLX crank and 11-42 SLX cassette with an SLX rear derailleur on my mountain bike. I'm thinking about changing the cassette to a SLX 11-46 for more climbing range. I expect...
10-20-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By MAK

Suggestion

Hello all,

I access Bike Forums regularly and I thank you for all of the work you do.

I believe that it's time to create a new forum; BIKEPACKING. Whether it's a stand alone forum (preferred)...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By MAK

One question regarding two rides...RAGBRAI...

One question regarding two rides...RAGBRAI doesn't have 'official' rest stops and one would think that the new ride will likely be organized the same way. RAGBRAI always featured private vendors...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By MAK

I have a 2005 520 (soon to be sold) and ran 37mm...

I have a 2005 520 (soon to be sold) and ran 37mm tires with fenders. I believe that Trek left the frame the same for many years until very recent models. They were fine in the rain but when doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By MAK

Try a Belgian style cycling cap. I have a winter...

Try a Belgian style cycling cap. I have a winter cap that covers the ears and keeps me warm and quiet.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-18-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By MAK

I'm a bit confused. "Thank you. I wish I had...

I'm a bit confused. "Thank you. I wish I had seen this one in time." ??? The expo is November 2nd and 3rd.
10-17-19, 08:07 PM
10-17-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By MAK

I have a +/-2005 Gary Fisher Nirvana(700x35...

I have a +/-2005 Gary Fisher Nirvana(700x35 tires) that came with a suspension fork. I ride mostly paved surfaces with an occasional hard pack path. I wasn't enjoying the bike but when I replaced...
10-15-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By MAK

Just an FYI...The Delaware Double Cross goes...

Just an FYI...The Delaware Double Cross goes East-West. Check out the Bike to the Bay which goes North -South. It's an annual MS Charity Ride.
10-14-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,501
Posted By MAK

I give mine to my LBS for use in test rides. ...

I give mine to my LBS for use in test rides. They occasionally give me a $10.00 credit in appreciation.
10-07-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By MAK

Thank you all for your responses. To explain...

Thank you all for your responses.

To explain further...Trail, but nothing technical in my case means that I'll ride singletrack, some roots and smooth to uneven terrain. Not technical means no...
10-07-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By MAK

Try J&G Cycling Clothing.. Good stuff at...

Try J&G Cycling Clothing.. Good stuff at reasonable prices. Not sure about the T part but their clothing is very full cut.

Bicycle Clothing At Its Best--and Our Bicycle Clothing Is MADE IN...
10-01-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By MAK

I was just on the REI site and found this article...

I was just on the REI site and found this article in their Expert Advice section. It look like it's exactly what you (and I) are looking for.
...
10-01-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By MAK

I was in a Barnes and Noble yesterday and picked...

I was in a Barnes and Noble yesterday and picked up a periodical in the (bicycle) magazine section that covered an extensive amount of mountain biking techniques and hints. Unfortunately I didn't...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By MAK

Absolutely. I stand corrected.

Absolutely. I stand corrected.
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By MAK

Bike Packing bag list?

Is anyone aware of a list which shows which bike packing frame bags fit which frames? I know that there can't be a list that covers all bikes but some bikes have level top tubes, some angular and...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,089
Posted By MAK

I thought that I posted this but it must not have...

I thought that I posted this but it must not have connected.

I'm doing the Erie Canal in New York State with an over night in Syracuse. Settled in the tent on public grounds and sleeping soundly....
09-29-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By MAK

Thank you.

Thank you.
09-26-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By MAK

Dropper Post Questions

I'm going to add a dropper post, but don't know much about them other than that they go up and down. My bike has internal routing and is dropper post compatible. I'll be doing trail riding and...
09-26-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By MAK

Okay...this thread has gone off the rail; 'why...

Okay...this thread has gone off the rail; 'why can't we all just get along'? �� I do have a dropper post question but I'll ask in a new thread.

Thank you to all who responded.
09-25-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By MAK

A random question...

Occasionally, alright frequently, questions that are inconsequential and meaningless to all but me pop into my head that bother me until I get an answer.

I prefer wearing Pearl Izumi shorts and...
09-22-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By MAK

I'm in northern DE and can't help with downstate...

I'm in northern DE and can't help with downstate trails. One of the forum moderators is from Sussex County. He should be able to help. You can also contact Sussex Cyclists - Home...
09-18-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By MAK

Lurker to Mountain/Trail biker

After reading this tread for quite a while I just got a great deal on a slightly used CO-OP DRT 2.1. I'm really enjoying the bike although it will take a while to get used to looking down and seeing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By MAK

Thank you everyone for your helpful advice. I'll...

Thank you everyone for your helpful advice. I'll check the web sites and do more research but it sounds like it will be an adventure, whatever I end up doing.

Thanks again.
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By MAK

This is kind of silly scared. I was doing the...

This is kind of silly scared. I was doing the Erie Canal and camped in Syracuse. We didn't realize that we were in very close proximity to the Syracuse Zoo. Around 3:00 am, the lions decided to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By MAK

Going to China

I will have the opportunity to teach for six weeks in China this December/January. I'm not sure which Chinese university yet as we have agreements with a few schools so I realize that responses to...
09-06-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,011
Posted By MAK

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't...

Some of these answers are ridiculous. We don't know what level of experience the OP has with bikes. The OP is simply doing research and asking experts for their opinions based on experience which is...
09-06-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,353
Posted By MAK

Let me add that if I went from road bike to road...

Let me add that if I went from road bike to road bike, the seat would most likely be fine if transferred. What I want to say is that in my experience, some seats provided a better comfort level on...
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