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07-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By JonathanGennick

This is a fantastic thread idea. The most recent...

This is a fantastic thread idea. The most recent thing that I did was actually to assemble a bike for a friend's kid. Should I post that?

The most recent repair-like thing that we've done was to...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-09-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,447
Posted By rumrunn6

where I am in MA, there are foot paths thru the...

where I am in MA, there are foot paths thru the dunes to the beaches. but of course the rest of the dunes & dune grass is off-limits. my regular MTB was fine on this trail, until I reached soft sand....
07-09-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By autonomy

Good suggestion, but CyclingAbout's Alee found...

Good suggestion, but CyclingAbout's Alee found the 45 degree sweep too much so he designed a bar together with Koga

https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/
06-30-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Leebo

Won what? Speed, bump smoothness, traction? So...

Won what? Speed, bump smoothness, traction? So many variables. Rider weight, terrain. tire psi and so on. My summer fat bike tires are 4" and usually 7-12 psi. My 3 " tires on the Krampus are 10-18...
06-28-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By HyBr1D

Yeah, I figured I might as well start right with...

Yeah, I figured I might as well start right with something I can grow with... it was ultimately between this one, SC Chameleon and a Canyon Exceed CF...

The car is a '12 Nissan Sentra SR (not...
06-26-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By retrodude

Doesn't mention it but I read they were built by...

Doesn't mention it but I read they were built by a Japanese outfit, it's high quality construction (I like the internal rack mounts on the seat stays, much cleaner)
06-26-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By wgscott

If there are a bunch of them in boxes on shelves...

If there are a bunch of them in boxes on shelves and there is an earthquake and you are standing right below them, that can be dangerous.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks :) The frame bag is a Blackburn...

Thanks :)

The frame bag is a Blackburn Outpost Med size. I dislike seat bags as most attachment systems are meh* (sway and sag) and space is limited. I have a Carradice saddle bag I prefer if I...
06-24-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I've been on my bikes a lot this...

Thanks! I've been on my bikes a lot this spring/summer, so I've got some legs/lungs going, this was the flattest century I've ever ridden, but man was it some work on the dahon!

The south end of...
06-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By jackbombay

OMG!!! I passed 2 36" unis on my ride, one at...

OMG!!! I passed 2 36" unis on my ride, one at about 1 PM while I was heading north and another at about 6 PM while I was heading south, he was wearing a flourescent vest and "waved me by", was either...
06-24-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By UniChris

Nice ride! It happens I rode that that same...

Nice ride!

It happens I rode that that same century Sunday, only on a single 36" wheel and a lot slower. And yes, felt every one of those bumps! Legend has it that when they built the south county...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-24-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By rangie

Time to go 1x. The Lou is a big tire. Not...

Time to go 1x.

The Lou is a big tire. Not many bikes are going to handle a tire that size and a front mech.

Early fatboys were 177mm rear?
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By Banzai

Probably because this is just about the slowest...

Probably because this is just about the slowest sub-forum here. I think the only one that's slower is "Fixed Gear Freestyle" or whatever the heck it is.

This fat bike fad might be about to...
06-13-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By retrodude

1989 GT Timberline Saved

Good morning!

I live in Burnaby BC, Canada but have a summer place (trailer) in Birch Bay (Blaine, Washington State). The amount of bikes that get taken to the dump every year is one reason I love...
06-12-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By rumrunn6

I've read that cycling is the best training for...

I've read that cycling is the best training for cycling. I stick to the most level MTB trails I can find. I don't need a heart attack climbing one hill so I can rest at the top to control breathing...
06-12-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By North Coast Joe

A pic

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Forgot about the rock garden back there!
06-12-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By North Coast Joe

67y/o here, who did the same thing about two...

67y/o here, who did the same thing about two years ago. Used to put in about 120 road miles per week. Now, I still try to ride daily, but if I cover 6-10 miles per session it's a big day!

I've...
06-11-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By Ralphiep

I will. Ty

I will. Ty
06-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more...

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more wear on the rotor, even on rotors rated for them. so not a way to save $. Where they shine is fade resistance on long descents, not on saving cost.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,073
Posted By bargainguy

Met him in 2015 at an event called Bicycle Art...

Met him in 2015 at an event called Bicycle Art Meets Form in High Point, NC. He was one of four framebuilders who were invited to display one of their bikes in an art gallery setting to coincide with...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-10-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By Happy Feet

All the things you can do with a Fat Bike

Seems slow in here for new ideas so I thought I'd start a thread for all the applications people have found for their fat bikes. Pics are encouraged.
Some people bike and fish, gravel race, downhill...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By Happy Feet

A funny thing about CL. I had negotiated a price...

A funny thing about CL. I had negotiated a price and was ready to pull the trigger on two different fat bikes by Tuesday, pending a trial to see how they fit (one was medium, the other large). I...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By rangie

You would still want to retain the same tire...

You would still want to retain the same tire diameter overall. Lots of us run 29x3.0 in place of 26x4.8 or 27.5x 2.8 for a bike built for 26x4.0. Running smaller diameter wheels will drop your Bottom...
Replies: 211
Views: 15,343
Posted By rhm

I might. But at the moment I have only a vague...

I might. But at the moment I have only a vague notion of what I'm doing this summer.

The NJ 600 tomorrow and Sunday looks like it's going to have lovely weather. It's been really nice here all...
06-06-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By Leebo

Yup. XXL g form guy here, light weight, stay put....

Yup. XXL g form guy here, light weight, stay put. The idea is that the foam hardens on impact. Had my grumpy teen age daughter take a nice sized stick and take a few swings at my legs. Work well, she...
06-06-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Daspydyr

It isn't an either/or scenario. It is both and. ...

It isn't an either/or scenario. It is both and. No one is hurt, so the ending is good. AND, a little earlier warning is always nice.

I have been on both ends of this type situation, on dirt and...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-06-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By Happy Feet

If you're paying I'm all over it.

If you're paying I'm all over it.
06-06-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By rumrunn6

oh yeah absolutely. they were the G-Form Pro-X...

oh yeah absolutely. they were the G-Form Pro-X Knee Pads. I didn't take a photo of the PKG but I'm pretty sure they were marked XL. looking at them on Amazon ...
06-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,524,229
Posted By Honusms

1991 Haro Extreme Comp

I’ve never in all of my 66+ years owned a mountain bike. But a couple of weeks ago some friends were discussing some local areas that they swear are beautiful but really require a mountain bike to...
06-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,555
Posted By dbf909

Great trails in the Tampa area. They have a few...

Great trails in the Tampa area. They have a few more "hills" than we do down south. I did demo a Blur (along with Tallboy 3, Hightower LT, and 5010) a couple of months ago at two different Parks...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By David in Maine

I got saddle sores biking across Kansas many...

I got saddle sores biking across Kansas many years ago as part of my Trans-Am tour. I wore 2 pairs of padded shorts on top of each other for a week until I healed. Felt weird but it did help. ...
06-04-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,555
Posted By dbf909

So the Giant 2018 Trance 3 Listed for $2350 and...

So the Giant 2018 Trance 3 Listed for $2350 and has some noteable differences over and above the HH1. While the Drivetrain is Shimano Deore 1x10 which is essentially the same as the HH1 and the...
Forum: Touring
06-04-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By djb

clabrat, the underlined sentences pretty much sum...

clabrat, the underlined sentences pretty much sum it up, that its always going to be a combination of shorts, seat and seat/bike position.

Better made padded bike shorts do make a difference, but...
06-03-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,787
Posted By lorenzo_de_leon

NOS Ritchey's? Any of you hep cats used these?

These are looking good for a '95 Kona Kula build I currently have underway - curious if y'all have any experience with these here tires (even if those experiences are almost a decade old).

NOS...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,206
Posted By GTA

My BIRDY Rohloff

9.9kg, not bad for a 14spd IHG birdy. :)
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06-01-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,987
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Bottom line, If you can demo, ride everything on...

Bottom line, If you can demo, ride everything on your prospective list and if you can try out the different frame materials and decide what feels best for yourself.
Carbon manufacturing has come a...
05-31-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,987
Posted By Canker

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear...

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear these days. The issue is the "entry level race" bit not carbon exploding. Bang for the buck you are probably going to be better off with aluminum and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By kayakindude

24 inch Tires

Just a heads up for those of you running 520- 24 inch tires and looking for something in the states besides Panracer...Chain Reaction cycle out of the UK has the Schwalbe Durano tires. Found the...
05-30-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,686
Posted By ryansu

I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the...

I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the co-op for $75 just in time for the Clunker Challenge and now that I completed the 100 k the bike will get some down time before its gets the Spa...
05-30-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,686
Posted By ryansu

This is the Mark II version of the bike in thread...

This is the Mark II version of the bike in thread 2045 (https://www.bikeforums.net/20571155-post2045.html) A 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, I had a crash in March that bent the forks which gugie was kind...
05-30-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,905
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It's a Genesis like you'd find at Walmart. Junk...

It's a Genesis like you'd find at Walmart. Junk bike.

Maybe a GS29 but older cuz no disc brakes.
...
05-30-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,686
Posted By tyler_fred

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,686
Posted By hartmame

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Extremely rough rail trail along my 2018 bike tour route
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By AusTexMurf

I paid close to $2500 shipped for my triple...

I paid close to $2500 shipped for my triple Family Traveller Bike Friday about 4 years ago.
It was a custom build and less than half the price of a new one.
It has served us well and I expect to be...
05-28-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By MarcusT

All is well. The pressure holds, but the next...

All is well. The pressure holds, but the next day, I need to top it off, which I hear is expected. But much, much improvement and am no longer thinking about buying new tires.
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,686
Posted By mtnbud

Vintage Diamondback build

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pe7SoRYz8zhXT00STbqf6CMr50JoKeUI88NZG-n0FeVSJ0Pxcr4KRyciATJi8x08RrvhvDW7M5QNfDUTj0P1GDIlpVd7Cl71vQ7YzuGfLDmIlhRj5IiFfM614rtPncjahIKS0rapI4ksk-3QiWsTx4x_LJKgcNUay-CTc_...
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,686
Posted By shroomaroom

Back in October at the end of the Veloscenie -...

Back in October at the end of the Veloscenie - Paris / Mont Saint Michel.



https://i.imgur.com/bJmE6BV.jpg
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,968
Posted By darwink1

Do it all fattie.

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Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,686
Posted By seedsbelize

Phase I ...

Phase I
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Phase II
After rear wheel...
05-18-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By medic75

I got it out on some real singletrack for the...

I got it out on some real singletrack for the first time today. I have to admit that I am completely impressed. I was a bit apprehensive initially, going from a 17 year old 26 inch mtb to a 29+,...
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