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10-16-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By c_m_shooter

It nver worked out for me as well as I hoped. 2...

It nver worked out for me as well as I hoped. 2 or 3 bikes is easier.
Forum: Texas
10-16-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By c_m_shooter

Fort Worth is easier to get around in by bike...

Fort Worth is easier to get around in by bike than by car. You can get from neighborhood to neighborhood on the paved and gravel trails along the quiet Trinity river.
Forum: Texas
10-01-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By c_m_shooter

Spider Mountain......

Spider Mountain......
10-01-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By c_m_shooter

You need a Salsa Fargo.

You need a Salsa Fargo.
10-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By c_m_shooter

Leave the rust, proofide the leather and ride it....

Leave the rust, proofide the leather and ride it. They last a long time for me even if totally neglected. I have replaced rails on crash damaged saddles and it was just a waste of effort. This...
09-26-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Bicycle-Extende...

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Bicycle-Extender-Handlebar/dp/B000FHBED0

This should get her handlebars up high enough. If that isn't going to work, Velo Orange has a couple city bike bars...
09-19-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 36,174
Posted By c_m_shooter

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I like my drop bars, and don't understand why anyone else wouldn't.
08-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have hunted a few times off my Pugsley. I had...

I have hunted a few times off my Pugsley. I had the best luck carrying my rifle wrapped in a sock on a verticle rack mounted to the rear rack. When packing out, the hams get wrapped and carry...
02-26-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By c_m_shooter

Moab is great, but may be a little rough for new...

Moab is great, but may be a little rough for new riders. The trails around Albequerque NM are epic also.
02-08-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,363
Posted By c_m_shooter

One of Grant Peterson's rules for happy biking...

One of Grant Peterson's rules for happy biking said something to the effect that if you have multiple bikes they should have different tire, handlebars, gearing, etc. But always ride your favorite...
02-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By c_m_shooter

I ride Hookworms on sandy horse trails that other...

I ride Hookworms on sandy horse trails that other mountain bikes refuse to ride, as well as most of the mountain bike trails in my area. If you have problems staying upright it is riding skills that...
02-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By c_m_shooter

I like Maxxis Hookworms, but they are pretty big....

I like Maxxis Hookworms, but they are pretty big. If your bike doesn't have that kind of clearance, I would look at something like Schwalbe Big Apples.
02-06-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By c_m_shooter

Brand doesn't matter, some with sealant is good...

Brand doesn't matter, some with sealant is good usually. If you are going to have the wheels off may as well install a new set of slick tires as well. Smooth tire will roll smoother and give a...
02-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are riding on the road and plan on rides...

If you are riding on the road and plan on rides longer than an hour, you are better off with a drop bar bike.. Look for one with a taller head tube like a lot of the gravel and comfort road bikes...
02-01-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By c_m_shooter

I tried a thudbuster and hated it. I have 2...

I tried a thudbuster and hated it. I have 2 Brooks Flyer saddles (sprung B17), and like them a lot.
Forum: Touring
02-01-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,914
Posted By c_m_shooter

A Porter rack up front lets you tie any bag you...

A Porter rack up front lets you tie any bag you want up there. I know "bikepackers" are against touring racks.
Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By c_m_shooter

Divide your load front to back if possible. Best...

Divide your load front to back if possible. Best case, I would choose a low rider front rack with small panniers and a large seat bag. If you can rig up a front handlebar bag combined with a seat...
01-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By c_m_shooter

Drop bars are the way to go. Get them up near...

Drop bars are the way to go. Get them up near saddle height if possible. I am your height and weight and ride a 54cm Soma Pescadero or an 18" Salsa Fargo. A good set of flat pedals is fine for hour...
06-15-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By c_m_shooter

Standard tubes work. I had a knard on the stock...

Standard tubes work. I had a knard on the stock front wheel on my Fargo for a year and it worked. I just had a rabbit hole built for it a couple weeks ago.
05-22-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By c_m_shooter

Grand Cru Chris's Rando Handlebar - Handlebars -...

Grand Cru Chris's Rando Handlebar - Handlebars - Components (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/grand-cru-rando-handlebar.html) Available in 42cm through 50 cm widths. I...
05-17-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By c_m_shooter

A mountain bike wheel with a Tomicog. No...

A mountain bike wheel with a Tomicog. No threaded hub to strip.
05-16-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't be scared. You will lose, most of us do. CX...

Don't be scared. You will lose, most of us do. CX is a blast, but a total ass kicking. I like the six hour mountain bike races, they are the only type I can place near the top in.
04-04-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sounds like the Cogburn would be perfect for you....

Sounds like the Cogburn would be perfect for you. If you want to save a few bucks, look for an older Pugsley with the double walled rims. They are just about bombproof but heavy. Most of the newer...
04-01-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By c_m_shooter

Above 60F don't worry about it. You will still...

Above 60F don't worry about it. You will still be soaked with sweat inside a rain jacket. If it is colder I will either wear a merino wool jersey or a fleece pullover with tights.
04-01-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,738
Posted By c_m_shooter

water

water
03-21-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't wear padded shorts except on dawn to dusk...

I don't wear padded shorts except on dawn to dusk rides. I like the Starter branded poly compression shorts from wally world under cargo shorts. The price is reasonable, and over the last couple...
03-12-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By c_m_shooter

Cross Check

Cross Check
03-10-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By c_m_shooter

Your gonna have to do some road riding if you...

Your gonna have to do some road riding if you want to get fit. Mountain bikers who don't ride road have no legs or lungs. You don't have to go crazy, an hour a day 4 days a week makes trail rides...
02-08-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are running that wide of a cassette don't...

If you are running that wide of a cassette don't bother with the triple unless you plan on a lot of trailer pulling or loaded touring. A compact double with 34/50 rings is a good setup. I run a...
02-07-15, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,800
Posted By c_m_shooter

Your frame says 130mm spacing on the website, so...

Your frame says 130mm spacing on the website, so you need a road wheel. Shimano 9 speed road and mountain are interchangeable on the rear. How much range do you need? If you keep it under 32...
02-03-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By c_m_shooter

Both of the site you listed gave me a headache. ...

Both of the site you listed gave me a headache. Best roadbar they had was the Ritchey Classic bend. Try shopping at Velo Orange or Rivendelle.
01-30-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By c_m_shooter

Another good thing about nine speed is that your...

Another good thing about nine speed is that your local bike shop mechanic may have take offs that he will trade for a six pack.
01-29-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those trigger shifters won't work with drop bars....

Those trigger shifters won't work with drop bars. Go 9 speed with bar end shifters on Nitto Noodle or Rando bars. This combo has worked for awhile and will continue to.
01-27-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have tried most of the dirt drops available. I...

I have tried most of the dirt drops available. I wanted to like the Nitto dirt drop, but it was too narrow. I have this one on my Fargo now in a 50cm and it seems promising. Will get a couple more...
01-07-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,241
Posted By c_m_shooter

Have you thought about a rackless bikepacking...

Have you thought about a rackless bikepacking type of setup? just a roll bag on the handlebars, large saddle bag and maybe a frame bag. Then you won't be stuck with just one bike, ride whichever you...
Forum: Touring
12-24-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,218
Posted By c_m_shooter

Handlebar bag and a medium seat bag should be all...

Handlebar bag and a medium seat bag should be all you need. There are some reasonably priced options at Velo Orange.
12-23-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,233
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are going to run the H bar, then get the...

If you are going to run the H bar, then get the troll. The LHT will have a shorter top tube intended to fit properly with drop bars. Both bikes will carry you and all your gear, but fit is going to...
12-14-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,728
Posted By c_m_shooter

That bike should work. There are no guarantees...

That bike should work. There are no guarantees with machine built wheels, some last and some don't. Get a good wheelbuider to tension them before riding to help the odds in your favor. Get rid of...
11-29-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,988
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a Cross Check. I here the Straggler is...

Get a Cross Check. I here the Straggler is pretty good too, but I still like bar end shifters and Cantis.
11-22-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,763
Posted By c_m_shooter

I would go 27.5 in a full sus. I am 5'8" and...

I would go 27.5 in a full sus. I am 5'8" and ride medium frames on my 29ers all rigid. Test rode a medium Specialized Camber 29er awhile back, cockpit felt good but seemed very sluggish and felt...
11-15-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think it will do fine. I am only about 210, but...

I think it will do fine. I am only about 210, but I beat the crap out of my Cross check for years before I had rear wheel issues; jumps, drops, rocks, trees, loaded touring, and hopping cattleguards...
11-14-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,365
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will get twice the punctures on the fatbike...

You will get twice the punctures on the fatbike as with a regular bike. More tire on the ground and the casings are pretty thin because so many riders select tires based on weight. Even so I have...
11-14-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By c_m_shooter

Are you going to beat it on trails or road ride...

Are you going to beat it on trails or road ride it? Surly stock builds are pretty stout. You should be fine, but at your weight any machine built rear wheel is a gamble.
05-25-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,917
Posted By c_m_shooter

I ran them on my cross check for a few years. ...

I ran them on my cross check for a few years. The rear will last about 1500 miles before it wears thin enough to start getting punctures. I used to change mine at the first flat, because they get...
12-21-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a bike, go outside and ride. It is way to...

Get a bike, go outside and ride. It is way to early to worry about summer heat.
12-17-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are scared of toeclips, you may be better...

If you are scared of toeclips, you may be better off with a good set of BMX platform pedals. They will have a larger platform than your stockers and replacable metal pins that dig into your shoes...
12-10-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By c_m_shooter

There is a long thread about them on MTBR. They...

There is a long thread about them on MTBR. They are geared too high to ride trails stock, besides they difficulty of trail riding without a front brake. If you lower they gearing so you can get...
10-22-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By c_m_shooter

I do know cold, I grew up in northeast Ohio and...

I do know cold, I grew up in northeast Ohio and lived north of Chicago for a few years. The original poster says he's from South Carolina. Shouldn't be a problem.
10-21-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By c_m_shooter

Skip the rollers and just get some wool gear.

Skip the rollers and just get some wool gear.
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