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10-17-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By katsup

I do this normally after I bring the bike home....

I do this normally after I bring the bike home. However, I'll do it in front of the seller if the environment seems unusual. One time a guy started getting very uncomfortable and admitted the bike...
10-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By katsup

It probably won't be cheaper unless you have the...

It probably won't be cheaper unless you have the parts already or are transferring the parts from another bike. However, it does allow you to add the components you want.

I like to tear down,...
10-16-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By katsup

People are mostly going to suggest bikes that...

People are mostly going to suggest bikes that they own or are interested in with that description.

Is there a model you are interested in so we can at least suggest comparable bikes?
10-16-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By katsup

That's the Salsa chaise....it's a thing. ...

That's the Salsa chaise....it's a thing.

https://salsacycles.com/chasethechaise/
10-14-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By katsup

No problem with brake rub or "judder" with my...

No problem with brake rub or "judder" with my steel fork 2017 Vaya (59.5cm). I don't ride with 50lbs of gear, but I am 225lbs. I assume you ruled out the common causes of this.

I've only...
10-12-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By katsup

It must be going around as I noticed the same...

It must be going around as I noticed the same problem with my rear about a month ago. It is the same WTB STP i19 rim.
...
10-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,593
Posted By katsup

Looks like your 700 is a 1995 and Trek called it...

Looks like your 700 is a 1995 and Trek called it a 17".
10-11-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By katsup

From the 2019 Vaya build kit ...

From the 2019 Vaya build kit

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x143/2019_vaya_9f4b8e4e4517947954142f9596635c88c9634572.png
https://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya/2019_vaya_105...
10-11-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,593
Posted By katsup

It looks like a 15" and you may be around 5'11"...

It looks like a 15" and you may be around 5'11" judging by the seatpost. You can confirm the frame size by measuring from the center of the crank up to the seat post clamp.

I'd just ride it while...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By katsup

I was wrong, it does have 48/34T chain rings...

I was wrong, it does have 48/34T chain rings currently. I'll probably go to a 11-40 cassette once I wear out my 11-42.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By katsup

Just trying to use the parts I have first, only...

Just trying to use the parts I have first, only missing a rear derailleur currently. I may end up going that route eventually.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By katsup

Chain rings are 48/36 currently so I should be OK...

Chain rings are 48/36 currently so I should be OK there, was just curious if the rx800 cage can clear a 42T with the b-screw alone. I guess one way to know for sure is try it, then buy a roadlink if...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By katsup

The Origin8 Pro Fit ATB stem is available in 90mm...

The Origin8 Pro Fit ATB stem is available in 90mm and 110mm. It is what I use on my 520 currently....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By katsup

You think a rx800 can clear a 42T? I have read a...

You think a rx800 can clear a 42T? I have read a lot of reports of it clearing 40T, but very few regarding 42T.

Been thinking about a RX800 GS or M8000 with a tanpan.
10-09-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,846
Posted By katsup

It's the original look of the bike, similar to...

It's the original look of the bike, similar to how people keep / restore cars to their original state.

My riders often get different handlebars, but for the rarer bikes, I try to keep the original...
10-09-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By katsup

This thread got me curious so I dug up my sash...

This thread got me curious so I dug up my sash from the 90's and apparently I never earned the cycling merit badge. I probably thought it was too hard back then since I had a department store bike....
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By katsup

I have the same problem, what's wrong with us? ...

I have the same problem, what's wrong with us? Just picked up a MB1... and a 970 a few weeks ago (paid up for the 970 since it's for my fiance). I am unsuccessfully trying to to stop.

I feel bad...
10-07-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By katsup

I had a longer one as I was working on the fit,...

I had a longer one as I was working on the fit, but it came loose climbing some basic XC switchbacks. I was able to tighten it and finish the ride, but didn't trust it after that so it got replaced....
10-07-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By katsup

Do you trust that threadless stem adapter on...

Do you trust that threadless stem adapter on technical trails? I ran one on my 520 for a bit, but when it came loose while riding so I changed it out. Using a 110mm Origin 8 Pro Fit quill with 31.8...
10-06-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By katsup

I use hairspray all the time to keep grips...

I use hairspray all the time to keep grips secure. Sometimes it takes longer than 20 minutes, depending how much you use.

To remove I use dish soap, haven't tried just water.
10-06-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By katsup

Congratulations, which color did you get? I...

Congratulations, which color did you get?

I have some 105 shifters in line to go on my Vaya, just working out which rear derailleur to go with. Here it is with Sora....
10-06-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By katsup

I listed a crank wrong on accident (wrong brand)....

I listed a crank wrong on accident (wrong brand). I was grateful when someone pointed it out and I fixed it right away.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,136
Posted By katsup

The bike barely fell over and I didn't think to...

The bike barely fell over and I didn't think to check the dérailleur with such a minor fall. The worse that can happen is losing control of the bike and crashing. However, I would agree that this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,136
Posted By katsup

Needing a helmet is also an "if", but do you wear...

Needing a helmet is also an "if", but do you wear one? Plus, to the average person, a helmet or lycra is a lot more dorky than a plastic spoke protector.

If I have a disc the right size, I'll keep...
10-03-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By katsup

I'd personally part it out as I'd be concerned of...

I'd personally part it out as I'd be concerned of unseen damage. Others may repair it, but not worth it to me.
Replies: 54
Views: 2,914
Posted By katsup

It really depends on the seller. Sellers just...

It really depends on the seller. Sellers just want to sell the bike, most will not sell it if the appointment time is near and they know you are driving. If you only have an agreed price and meeting...
Replies: 54
Views: 2,914
Posted By katsup

I understand first come first serve as a seller...

I understand first come first serve as a seller as 2/3's of the buyers flake or cancel, but I'd never do that if someone is already driving. In my case, there was a 5 hour gap till the appointment...
09-28-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By katsup

All 7 speed Shimano (3 or 7 speed) MTB or Road...

All 7 speed Shimano (3 or 7 speed) MTB or Road dérailleurs should work. My 520 is similar to your 750 and uses a bottom pull 28.6 clamp front dérailleur (M650). I can't guarantee your frame is the...
09-28-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By katsup

Your location Time of the Year Wear on the...

Your location
Time of the Year
Wear on the bike and components
Maintenance
Cosmetic condition
etc...

30% depreciation after 2 years, maybe if you get lucky. A more realistic number is 50%...
09-28-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By katsup

Too many variables to provide a definite answer.

Too many variables to provide a definite answer.
Replies: 54
Views: 2,914
Posted By katsup

Definitely, I have had agreed upon phone prices,...

Definitely, I have had agreed upon phone prices, some with appointments, disappear on me way too many times. As long as there are a few hours until the appointment, so the 1st buyer hasn't left, I...
Replies: 54
Views: 2,914
Posted By katsup

This happened to me once. I had a buyer setup and...

This happened to me once. I had a buyer setup and told the 2nd buyer that I already had an appointment right after I got off work (I really did). He offered more to come an get it right away so I...
09-19-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By katsup

Good used quick release rim brake wheels are all...

Good used quick release rim brake wheels are all over craigslist, facebook, etc... as people switch to discs. I'd suggest checking looking around for a nice used pair first.

Also, it sounds like...
09-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,495
Posted By katsup

Broken Spoke (commuting) - Released the rear...

Broken Spoke (commuting) - Released the rear brake and road home.
Broken Chain (mountain biking) - Pretended to be Fred Flintstone back to the trailhead. I had a quick link on order, but hadn't...
09-15-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By katsup

1. 1 and 1/8" is your stem size. You can research...

1. 1 and 1/8" is your stem size. You can research headsets from this.
2. A cartridge or sealed? what you have is probably sealed. You'll likely need a 73 cartridge body, but you'll need to measure...
09-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By katsup

Not ordering from Merlin as I want RS4 with 32...

Not ordering from Merlin as I want RS4 with 32 spokes. Thanks for the response.
09-13-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By katsup

It has been a few months, are you still happy...

It has been a few months, are you still happy with the wheels? I am very close to ordering a RS4 set.
09-13-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By katsup

I'm also 6'2" and most comfortable on 22" vintage...

I'm also 6'2" and most comfortable on 22" vintage mountain bikes. 21" can be made to work depending on the geometry of the bike, or with riser bars. I can ride 20", but they feel small. The longest...
09-11-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,265
Posted By katsup

This thread needs more Fuji mountain bikes ...

This thread needs more Fuji mountain bikes
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/1991_fuji_sundance_c7a92df1d576e1c73251a14315277f843c8d83a5.jpg
09-10-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By katsup

This sounds more like no one wanting to pay your...

This sounds more like no one wanting to pay your asking price vs not wanting the bike. Why not lower the price until it sells? You couldn't get $100, why not try $50 or even $20.
09-08-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By katsup

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/475x294/s7d5_scene7_com_ebe62f8332d07dc5f96dbe93a5c8dd244b30e20e.jpeg
Personally, I don't like hybrids with suspension,...
09-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By katsup

Easiest solution is to pick up the schrader to...

Easiest solution is to pick up the schrader to presta adapter, which is what I'd do. The mismatched wheels wouldn't bug me otherwise.
09-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By katsup

Out of curiosity, which model is it?

Out of curiosity, which model is it?
09-06-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By katsup

Just stay aware of proprietary stuff and buy what...

Just stay aware of proprietary stuff and buy what you want now. Manufactures don't want you to future proof as they want to sell you more stuff.

In regards to wheels, many modern hubs have...
09-05-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By katsup

You are welcome. Every manufacture has a bike in...

You are welcome. Every manufacture has a bike in this category so you have a lot of options if shopping new. You can usually find them in the hybrid - fitness category on their web sites.
09-05-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By katsup

Trek FX 2 or higher.

Trek FX 2 or higher.
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,593
Posted By katsup

~$100 in my market if everything is working...

~$100 in my market if everything is working properly. The 700 was the lowest model available.
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By katsup

90's 520s were True Temper steel, at least mine...

90's 520s were True Temper steel, at least mine is.
08-31-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By katsup

I've rebuilt a number of those types of shifters....

I've rebuilt a number of those types of shifters. Most of them you can just work the paw back and forth to get the spring moving. There are 2 on the front shifter, don't remember how many on that...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,494
Posted By katsup

Sounds like you won't be N=1 for very long. I'm...

Sounds like you won't be N=1 for very long. I'm striving for N=3 at the moment, but have only had a max of 8.
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