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07-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By Bigbus

I ride a lot of asphalt, gravel, and trails and I...

I ride a lot of asphalt, gravel, and trails and I am always on the same bike. It's a MTB with fenders, lights, panniers and a rack. I average 12 miles a day unless it's raining. I'm not about looking...
07-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Bigbus

I've had both at my disposal and when it came to...

I've had both at my disposal and when it came to purchase new I've always stayed with the 27.5. Like you, I feel a real loss in maneuverability with the larger diameter tire even if the ride is...
07-14-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By Bigbus

I couldn't agree with you more. I ride while...

I couldn't agree with you more. I ride while using my hands for other things all the time, sometimes even changing out of my riding jacket as I warm up. If the bike doesn't suit me without hands, I...
07-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Bigbus

Hands down I like the Eva 2, if only it had disk...

Hands down I like the Eva 2, if only it had disk brakes. But even so, the trek is over priced according to average retail in excel condition it should be under 300. I like the front suspension vs...
07-12-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, that was kind of rude... At any rate, if...

Yeah, that was kind of rude... At any rate, if you simply look at what is involved on a bike with disc brakes you'll quickly figure out that there's a little more to it than simply super gluing a...
07-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,300
Posted By Bigbus

I'm in my upper 60's and got back into riding in...

I'm in my upper 60's and got back into riding in my mid 50's. I try to do 12 miles/day on a mountain bike, but it isn't a real challenge anymore. I will do a hard ride pushing it the whole time when...
07-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bigbus

I swap up bikes when I get bored riding the same...

I swap up bikes when I get bored riding the same one but have never worried about fatigue of the components. It's a bicycle, not a plane...
07-07-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By Bigbus

I've found the cheap resin pads to be much more...

I've found the cheap resin pads to be much more quiet than semi-metallic. Won't use anything else in the future. My mistake was trying all kinds of disc's before figuring out it was the pads that...
07-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Bigbus

Poke a finish nail through the holes and bend it...

Poke a finish nail through the holes and bend it over-now that's old school!
07-06-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,816
Posted By Bigbus

Hasn't anyone ever heard of "JAY WALKING"? It's...

Hasn't anyone ever heard of "JAY WALKING"? It's when a pedestrian is encroaching on a motor vehicle's right of way! Bicycles should be obeying the rules of the road similar to a motor vehicle not a...
07-05-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,816
Posted By Bigbus

I check the lane of traffic behind me and if it's...

I check the lane of traffic behind me and if it's possible, I swerve further out into the road to go around them. But if there is traffic, and it sounds like there usually is for the OP, I go in the...
Forum: Introductions
07-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome My Friend from up yonder, Congrats on...

Welcome My Friend from up yonder, Congrats on your job. You will find lots of interesting topics here and many knowledgeable people, myself NOT included in that and a few that just think they know it...
06-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Bigbus

2 different metal types can fuse together over...

2 different metal types can fuse together over time. Just a thought.
06-30-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Bigbus

Unless you've never had a chain jump into the gap...

Unless you've never had a chain jump into the gap between gear and spokes, you know why they put them there. Mine are all gone because they turn brittle over time and disintegrate so I make a point...
06-30-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Bigbus

I may be way off base here, but to me a 2.1 seems...

I may be way off base here, but to me a 2.1 seems like a hybrid tire already. You might want to measure your actual rim width, but going down to a 1.5 should still work if you're talking tubed tire....
06-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Bigbus

I don't think you're comparing apples and apples...

I don't think you're comparing apples and apples here. The Giant has the Body Ease beat hands down, unless you're looking for something like that specifically. Case in point, check out the brakes,...
06-18-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By Bigbus

Ditto on that! I've pulled out bikes at estate...

Ditto on that! I've pulled out bikes at estate sales that have been sitting in the backs of garages for years and it always seems like the spokes are now loose. Defies logic, but it's common. Check...
06-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By Bigbus

I just checked out the Wolf Road Links (also Goat...

I just checked out the Wolf Road Links (also Goat Links). Now I'm thinking maybe I need to do some regearing... Taller front sprocket, larger rear cassette, hmm. What are the limits of practicality...
06-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By Bigbus

The problem you're having with your son's new...

The problem you're having with your son's new bike is the main reason I like lots of gears, despite the trend being single range or dual range. The 32T up front with the 34T on the cassette is...
06-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Bigbus

I've got a worse wheel on the front of one of my...

I've got a worse wheel on the front of one of my bikes right now. It appears the rim is literally bent. I've gotten over 30 MPH coming down a hill with it and never noticed any wobble or wumping....
06-16-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Bigbus

If it's under 4 oz it should be under 3 bucks if...

If it's under 4 oz it should be under 3 bucks if you package it yourself (packaging and item total weight) Just put it in a vinyl mailer envelope and write the address on it. Cheap and light!
06-15-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Bigbus

usps without a doubt. Or hand deliver on your...

usps without a doubt. Or hand deliver on your bike....
06-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Bigbus

Yes, a stiff or frozen link on a chain will...

Yes, a stiff or frozen link on a chain will definitely cause this to happen. But if you're cleaning and lubing your chain regularly, that shouldn't happen, Right? Pick a spot on the chain and work...
06-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Bigbus

I always thought that was a sign that the chain...

I always thought that was a sign that the chain and/or cassette was worn out. But I had that happen when I was first learning how to adjust the rear hanger/derailleur. After watching a few YouTube...
06-14-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bigbus

"In any case, you need to ride a bunch of bikes,...

"In any case, you need to ride a bunch of bikes, and visit a bunch of bike manufacturer websites. See what's out there and learn your options. Learn the levels of components so when you see a bike...
06-13-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Bigbus

If you're running loose bearings in the BB I...

If you're running loose bearings in the BB I would wonder about adjustment after they settled into their groove. If you're running a sealed cartridge and it's a new build, I'd be at a loss unless...
06-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,646
Posted By Bigbus

KY Jelly for whips and bike chains? I like it...

KY Jelly for whips and bike chains? I like it...
06-11-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bigbus

Ditto-just pack em in with grease.

Ditto-just pack em in with grease.
06-10-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bigbus

I'd be embarrassed to show that clip if it were...

I'd be embarrassed to show that clip if it were me on the bike. Looks like someone was either riding unawares or intentionally looking to PO motorists. There's still shoulder there. No need to play...
06-08-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Bigbus

I'm a proponent of wax for lots of reasons, the...

I'm a proponent of wax for lots of reasons, the main one being it doesn't wash off in the rain and mud and the second being ease of application. Cleaning is easy if you use a warm solution to make...
06-08-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,410
Posted By Bigbus

Very eloquently put!!!

Very eloquently put!!!
06-08-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,410
Posted By Bigbus

Walmart is your friend. Go there, test ride a few...

Walmart is your friend. Go there, test ride a few around the aisles and have fun. If you aren't escorted from the store, you'll find a couple in your price range. And not all Walmart bikes are...
06-08-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Bigbus

No, you can't remove that without cutting off the...

No, you can't remove that without cutting off the hose. It's a crimped metal band. Short of buying a replacement hose with the correct fitting to fit your floor pump, there are lots of good hand...
06-06-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Bigbus

Maybe I need to learn how to use the chart? It's...

Maybe I need to learn how to use the chart? It's always suggested a much longer BB than I've needed and caused me problems so I've grown to be a tad miscalcontent over it. :bang:
06-06-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Bigbus

I noticed also Bill that you're dimensional...

I noticed also Bill that you're dimensional advice is different from the Addicts.... Hmmmm
06-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Bigbus

That Sheldon Brown chart is a joke!!!! I've tried...

That Sheldon Brown chart is a joke!!!! I've tried it several times now and it's always been wrong. Use Bill and the Addict's advice and if that don't work, shim and adjust the front derailleur to get...
06-06-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,624
Posted By Bigbus

I remember when Teflon was first used in frying...

I remember when Teflon was first used in frying pans and we were using metal utensils that scraped it off and ate it along with our fatty burgers that came from homeopathic cows.
05-26-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bigbus

Don't go option #1...

Don't go option #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . The sun will cook your phone and it won't work till it cools down again. At least mine did. I only use Ram...
05-22-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By Bigbus

Rather than change out your front DR, which might...

Rather than change out your front DR, which might entail different cable run and set up, why not change out the BB for the proper length to make the existing front DR correctly align with the front...
05-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,265
Posted By Bigbus

I like triples for the wider range selection. If...

I like triples for the wider range selection. If you could achieve a rear sprocket with only 1 tooth for a nice high gear, I might feel differently.
04-29-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bigbus

I couldn't agree more with the "courteous" driver...

I couldn't agree more with the "courteous" driver who wants to give the poor guy on the bike the right of way when it's not appropriate comments. All they do is add confusion to the situation instead...
04-29-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Bigbus

If the shims (washers) work, then you shouldn't...

If the shims (washers) work, then you shouldn't have any problems down the road. Keep a check on the gear and make sure it doesn't come loose on you though. On a side note here, I hear people saying...
04-29-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bigbus

If it's on the internet it must be true-those are...

If it's on the internet it must be true-those are the rules!!!!
04-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Bigbus

I've been very fortunate in that I usually...

I've been very fortunate in that I usually receive my orders within 2 weeks. I have had some that never show up at all, but that is very rare. The items I order that ship from US based addresses are...
04-28-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Bigbus

I saw an all forest green Frogg jacket in the...

I saw an all forest green Frogg jacket in the second hand store in town the other week and had to check it out. I didn't buy it because I have enough wet weather gear already, but the material is not...
04-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,806
Posted By Bigbus

The red is a good accent to the black. I've never...

The red is a good accent to the black. I've never tried floating rotors. Keep us posted on how well they stand up. Thanks.

I forgot to ask, how do you keep your bike looking so pristine? After a...
04-26-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Bigbus

I have two big box store bikes from the same big...

I have two big box store bikes from the same big box store and they both have different mechanical disk brakes. I buy my pads from China for around $1.25 US a pair for resin (used to use the copper...
04-26-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Bigbus

My thoughts precisely.

My thoughts precisely.
04-21-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Bigbus

Note that because you will be going from...

Note that because you will be going from asymmetrical to a symmetrical BB the LH crank will be farther out from the frame also. This doesn't bother most people because the difference is minuscule....
04-21-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,806
Posted By Bigbus

I'm with you 100% on the comment about pads...

I'm with you 100% on the comment about pads making 99% of the difference. When I've had issues its always boiled down to using the right pad and the rotor has had little effect on the solution. Like...
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