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03-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By grubetown

Truth - the pictures I saw from the delayed start...

Truth - the pictures I saw from the delayed start were everyone huddle undered umbrellas and awnings like a stock yard.
03-07-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By grubetown

It will take a few rides to get used to it. I...

It will take a few rides to get used to it. I have ridden one for three years and canít imagine going back to a regular post on my mountain bike. Where I ride it is more rolling and a middle position...
02-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By grubetown

After applying chain lube do you ďwipe offĒ the...

After applying chain lube do you ďwipe offĒ the excess? I have always practiced running my freshly lubed chain through a rag a couple of minutes after application.
Also, some environments are just...
02-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By grubetown

Tubeless = messy :foo: Whatís messy to you? IMO...

Tubeless = messy :foo: Whatís messy to you?
IMO the benefits outweigh what might be messy.
Don't have experience with the tires you are looking at and sorry about WTB, I have been running ByWays...
02-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By grubetown

Is the Soma Wolverine's standover too high?

Is the Soma Wolverine's standover too high?
02-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By grubetown

scratch that - 2013 The colors are very similar.

scratch that - 2013
The colors are very similar.
02-01-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By grubetown

Some preliminary searching leads me to believe...

Some preliminary searching leads me to believe that you have a 2009.
02-01-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By grubetown

Find a friend to help! Suspension set up is an...

Find a friend to help! Suspension set up is an dynamic process as terrain type, weather, how broken in your bike is, etc all play a role. Start with the set up recommended in the bike/manufacturer's...
01-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By grubetown

OP, no there is not, to answer your question....

OP, no there is not, to answer your question. Practice in your garage to build up your thumb muscles :troll:
01-27-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By grubetown

Konaís website and Jenson seem to have info about...

Konaís website and Jenson seem to have info about your frame if itís the 2016. This will help with some of your questions and narrow down your options to get our thoughts on more specific details.
01-18-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By grubetown

If youíre looking for a single track riding...

If youíre looking for a single track riding mountain bike, I would keep looking.
01-11-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By grubetown

True. Itís a different measurement for road...

True. Itís a different measurement for road sizing, not the seat tube.
01-11-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By grubetown

It looks like a standard hybrid. No way that seat...

It looks like a standard hybrid. No way that seat tube is for someone who is 5í4Ē
I think your decision to preride the course and use your 29er is the best choice. Both the Schwinn and the Marin are...
01-10-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By grubetown

52cm is 20.5Ē which is probably their XL size. ...

52cm is 20.5Ē which is probably their XL size.
The frame can be bent without obvious evidence of damage. If itís the wrong size not worth the hassle of repair.
01-10-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By grubetown

Go into your LBS and make a ridiculous offer for...

Go into your LBS and make a ridiculous offer for whatever 26" tire they still might have collecting dust on their shelves :lol:
01-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By grubetown

It looks like it's been sitting a while, so full...

It looks like it's been sitting a while, so full overhaul with new tires for sure and good luck finding parts for the fork. Like shelbyfv said, it was an okay bike but not worth much today.
01-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By grubetown

What size is the Marin? IMHO riding the wrong...

What size is the Marin? IMHO riding the wrong size bike is a recipe for not enjoying the ride. A hybrid won't be too fun to race even if you change out some of the parts.

It looks like you have...
12-27-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By grubetown

Are you using a compressor, floor pump, hand...

Are you using a compressor, floor pump, hand pump?

I have a set on my Fog Cutter and still going strong tubeless after 1000 miles this season.
12-24-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By grubetown

Totally normal. I have a dedicated rag to wipe...

Totally normal. I have a dedicated rag to wipe off stanchions every couple of rides. Dirt will stick to that stuff and work itís way into the fork.
12-06-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By grubetown

Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike catalogs,...

Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike catalogs, bicycle brochures (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm)
12-03-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By grubetown

I have had a different experience and enjoy the...

I have had a different experience and enjoy the aero position on the Jones bars. I wrapped handlebar tape around the loop parts and then can rest my forearms across the bars. It is both comfortable...
11-28-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By grubetown

I think I may have the fork you are looking for -...

I think I may have the fork you are looking for - message me!
11-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By grubetown

As has been shared, itís going to be tough to get...

As has been shared, itís going to be tough to get the best of both worlds for $500 as this is where most companies entry level bike is priced. IMO changing tires is not worth the hassle and getting a...
11-17-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By grubetown

Actually, when off road riding you should be...

Actually, when off road riding you should be using your front brake more than your back brake :50:
11-10-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By grubetown

Approximate time of release?

Approximate time of release?
11-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By grubetown

+1

+1
11-02-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By grubetown

Glad he came out on the winning end!

Glad he came out on the winning end!
11-02-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By grubetown

Neither of these bikes for the type of riding you...

Neither of these bikes for the type of riding you will be doing.
11-02-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By grubetown

I need some pictures of the totaled car you hit...

I need some pictures of the totaled car you hit with a bike!
11-02-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By grubetown

The OP is asking about 27.5 plus versus 29 so...

The OP is asking about 27.5 plus versus 29 so some of your answers are not relevant. Get a Salsa Timberjack and then you can run both!
11-01-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By grubetown

There are also conversion kits available for some...

There are also conversion kits available for some pressed bottom brackets.
10-30-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By grubetown

I would not recommend riding on modern trails and...

I would not recommend riding on modern trails and bike parks with this bike. More old school, rails to trails, things like that will be fine, but everything from brakes to suspension to geometry has...
10-28-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By grubetown

Ryders Fyre

Ryders Fyre
10-26-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By grubetown

Iím in the other side of the fence from CodyDog...

Iím in the other side of the fence from CodyDog and think a hard tail is the right choice for you. The Stance is a budget suspension design and for the type of riding you plan on doing, not worth the...
10-25-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By grubetown

Glad you arenít hurt :) Front wheel will...

Glad you arenít hurt :)
Front wheel will probably have to be replaced as well as the shifter.
If you werenít using one, definitely get a head light :thumb:
10-24-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By grubetown

+1 for Bentonville

+1 for Bentonville
10-18-19, 05:41 AM
10-18-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By grubetown

eBay, Facebook marketplace/buy and sell groups,...

eBay, Facebook marketplace/buy and sell groups, etc.

Are you looking for nostalgia?
10-15-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,838
Posted By grubetown

I switched to flats for mountain biking about...

I switched to flats for mountain biking about four years ago and havenít looked back. If the technique is there, the two main arguments for not using flats, climbing and ďlosingĒ the pedals, become a...
10-10-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By grubetown

Since you are so new I think what you are hoping;...

Since you are so new I think what you are hoping;

Will come with more experience
Can be helped by riding with more experienced riders
could be improved by checking out this website - Ryan...
10-05-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,427,815
Posted By grubetown

^ I usually think the gold of XX1 is too bling,...

^ I usually think the gold of XX1 is too bling, but with the black, white and red it looks great! Nice job HyBr1D
09-30-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By grubetown

IMHO - start with a decent hardtail. Almost all...

IMHO - start with a decent hardtail. Almost all entry level bikes from major brands can be had in the $800-1200 range at your local bike shop. Totally agree with the first poster that a proper fit...
09-30-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By grubetown

Are you looking to subscribe, read articles, ogle...

Are you looking to subscribe, read articles, ogle at pictures? Canít believe Iím saying this but almost everything can be found online quicker and with better coverage than most magazines.
09-27-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By grubetown

KS, Rock Shox and Fox are the brands I would...

KS, Rock Shox and Fox are the brands I would recommend to look at first. PNW if you are in North America and want a smaller brand.
Make sure you know your seat post diameter and how much room you...
09-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By grubetown

Did you skip the first part of my sentence? No...

Did you skip the first part of my sentence? No claim made.
09-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By grubetown

I never made an uninformed claim in my post and...

I never made an uninformed claim in my post and up until now the only thing you were doing in this thread is laughing at me.
09-23-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By grubetown

I'm glad my comedy derailed this thread for the...

I'm glad my comedy derailed this thread for the OP. Do you have any insight for the OP or were you just trolling?
09-23-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By grubetown

Thank you for assuming I'm a new rider and do not...

Thank you for assuming I'm a new rider and do not understand the English language. I'm not going to play the semantics game or assume things about you but I would like to see some proof of your...
09-23-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By grubetown

Do you feel differently?

Do you feel differently?
09-19-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By grubetown

Welcome! As already suggested 5 to 10 miles is...

Welcome! As already suggested 5 to 10 miles is probably too far on a dedicated mountain bike. However, I do it consistently in my local area and budget for new tires. Tires are available in different...
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