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05-15-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By North Coast Joe

I'm glad it did help, at least with the decision...

I'm glad it did help, at least with the decision to just replace it! I can recommend what I purchased, but don't know about all the others out there. I did look at Phil and Chris King, but they were...
05-14-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By North Coast Joe

I have a 2011 3900, but replaced the headset with...

I have a 2011 3900, but replaced the headset with an aftermarket cartridge many moons ago.

If I remember correctly the original was a caged ball bearing type, in which case most online headset...
04-14-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By North Coast Joe

You might look into powder coating the frames...

You might look into powder coating the frames since you're thinking a paint shop anyway. Way more durable and usually very handsome.

Vendors on eBay handle lots of Chinese parts for cruisers and...
02-17-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By North Coast Joe

FWIW and no recommendations here, I'm running 26...

FWIW and no recommendations here, I'm running 26 x 2.1 Vee 10s @ 20-25 PSI on a pair of Mavic DH19's. My studded 2.1 tires are Innova, run at the same low pressure and also fit the rims. No issues or...
12-20-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,856
Posted By North Coast Joe

I left the road (for the most part) about three...

I left the road (for the most part) about three years ago for all of your reasons (and a few different ones).

Overwhelmingly the sense of family based responsibility as primary income source (only...
12-11-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,829
Posted By North Coast Joe

This works well most of the time! I also inflate...

This works well most of the time! I also inflate them to max pressure afterwards, then back them off to riding pressure after a few minutes. I've had less tire/tube slippage on the rim due to hard...
10-18-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,689
Posted By North Coast Joe

Can't help with Carver fork information. ...

Can't help with Carver fork information.

I've had 8 years so far out of my Soma Fabrications rigid replacement. Absolutely no installation, handling or maintenance issues. This is on a bike that I...
09-28-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,892
Posted By North Coast Joe

My sympathies, anyway. It's just...

My sympathies, anyway.

It's just disheartening to have an activity you enjoy doing lessened by interpersonal relationships. When I find I'm working so hard at the interaction with the people that...
09-28-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,805
Posted By North Coast Joe

This is only my third year "in the woods" coming...

This is only my third year "in the woods" coming there from a roadie's experience . Just some more info which may influence my choices, I'm 67 and not racing, really not group riding either. Picking...
09-12-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,880
Posted By North Coast Joe

What a thread! It's not even Winter yet!

What a thread! It's not even Winter yet!
09-08-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By North Coast Joe

Sympathies! But from the wording above, your shop...

Sympathies! But from the wording above, your shop may be your best option.

It sounds like you've mistaken the derailleur cage for the hanger. The hanger is a replaceable rigid mount for the...
09-08-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,005
Posted By North Coast Joe

A noble undertaking! I find them very useful,...

A noble undertaking! I find them very useful, both on the road (esp. intersections) and in the woods (esp. when on a new-to-you singletrack).

I've never looked for any you tube, or other help, but...
07-29-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17,000
Views: 1,811,811
Posted By North Coast Joe

[QUOTE=Kdogbikes;21048736]https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/...

[QUOTE=Kdogbikes;21048736]https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/31a63042_7d49_4b52_ac13_2b1e64a997c6_57bce8a1ee11da60eed98c57ea8401504e375173.jpeg
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I'm glad Kevin...
07-14-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By North Coast Joe

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1af073c0_56fa_49f4_b9e5_bf4a952eb153_bdf181ee0bd464db0f30fadb1ca1fbdef1735cb5.jpeg

Here’s an old 26er that’s along the same line of...
07-12-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By North Coast Joe

Hurray!! I qualify on the wash basis! The park...

Hurray!! I qualify on the wash basis! The park trails were muddier than I anticipated, so the wash was required. I didn't tear anything up out there, just a couple unavoidable mud pits along the way....
06-18-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,273
Posted By North Coast Joe

Been pretty wet in our neck o' the woods! ...

Been pretty wet in our neck o' the woods!

Awesome, Dad!
06-15-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By North Coast Joe

I've had a little experience down this road. As I...

I've had a little experience down this road. As I understand it, yellow lenses increase contrast, and are usually used in foggy, or overcast or otherwise murky visibility conditions. Night riding...
06-12-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,516
Posted By North Coast Joe

A pic

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f46866e2_50f9_4332_b6da_a6b21cac6b9b_44e60b88c7200fe6ba3703912406da17db4efd09.jpeg

Forgot about the rock garden back there!
06-12-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,516
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...
06-10-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,394
Posted By North Coast Joe

Still is. Check in again!

Still is. Check in again!
06-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By North Coast Joe

If you find one, I'd be interested in this 175...

If you find one, I'd be interested in this 175 crankset! Thanks!
04-25-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,493
Posted By North Coast Joe

I live across the Lakes from you, and couldn't do...

I live across the Lakes from you, and couldn't do Winter without studs, either. I have to try Schwalbe studded. Right now I've got a couple sets of Innova. Might as well bungy bricks to my spokes. I...
04-24-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,493
Posted By North Coast Joe

Back in the day...

when I actually rode on pavement, I bought a set of their Kojacks for the commuter. I was just delighted. They're light and roll easily. Not many flats, though the tires don't seem to be thick in the...
12-17-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By North Coast Joe

I do it 1x -2x weekly with our hound.

I have a life long background in working with hounds and horses, so this practice may not be for every dog owner here. Chances are, if you've been a naysayer in this post, you shouldn't try it with...
11-28-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By North Coast Joe

I think we have a couple winners in the contest!!...

I think we have a couple winners in the contest!!

Marked the cup, lock ring and shell per Andrew's suggestion and rode the cranks off of the bike. All the marks are still aligned, so dsbrandtjr's...
11-27-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By North Coast Joe

Annoying cup & spindle BB

Got a project bike a few weeks ago that needed to be greased throughout before use. It's a mid 80's Fuji Sand Blaster youth MTB. Appears to have a 68mm BB tube .

After cleaning/lubing the BB, the...
11-06-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By North Coast Joe

Temporary Tensioner?

Broke my rear derailleur, certainly not headline material in this forum! Now the bike is down for a week awaiting parts to do the repair the right way. I tried to see if any of my gear combos were...
10-28-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By North Coast Joe

Heads Up in NE Ohio

I don't think this alert will reach many locals, but have been surprised in the past discovering BF users living nearby my home.

I regularly ride (2-3x weekly) the red, blue and yellow trails at...
10-04-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By North Coast Joe

I have to see some of this! Sounds exciting to...

I have to see some of this! Sounds exciting to the point of exhaustion! Got any links to pics/vid of the event?

Nice rig! Stick around, a noob like me could learn a lot.

Signed:
Another...
09-20-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By North Coast Joe

I'll see your gloves and raise you a couple pair...

I'll see your gloves and raise you a couple pair of chemical handwarmers:winter 2:
09-20-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By North Coast Joe

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/12_16_17_b_rsz_b7b5fc44c04ffef7831b9e305c283f52f6617853.jpg


Maybe a couple inches.
09-20-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By North Coast Joe

Upcoming first Winter

I started light XC trails this past Spring, and have a tire question for the change in weather.

The bike is a rigid 26er, formerly my commuter, for which I own a set of Innova Happakilita studded...
08-24-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By North Coast Joe

As a noob, this REALLY helped

Retired, just started riding trails this late Summer. A couple of rides at the park per week didn't seem to rush riding prowess along much.

I found that riding in my tiny back yard (28' x 42'...
08-18-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By North Coast Joe

Hardtail, rigid fork, light to moderate...

Hardtail, rigid fork, light to moderate singletrack….sounds like I'm an XC guy. Mind if I disregard the input from the youngster? It felt so much better the way you put it!
08-18-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks for the words of encouragement and...

Thanks for the words of encouragement and clarification, people!

How cool is that! I can ride an MTB, and say so! Just didn't know if there were further subdivisions (not knowing the lingo).
08-17-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By North Coast Joe

So, is this mountain biking?

Hi folks, been road riding for years now. Built a road bike (touring, really) a few years back on an MTB hardtail frame that would carry everything for a few days of self supported camping. This...
07-29-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,164
Posted By North Coast Joe

That IS cool. Here, hold my beer while my 60...

That IS cool.

Here, hold my beer while my 60 yr old cronies and I give this a shot. Video soon :beer:
07-23-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,222
Posted By North Coast Joe

"Full squish" - front and rear...

"Full squish" - front and rear suspension
07-02-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,684
Posted By North Coast Joe

Tim's on point here, with both his outlook and...

Tim's on point here, with both his outlook and recommended product line.

From my experience of a broken collarbone caused by a canine collision and attacked & knocked from the bike in a second...
06-11-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,170,028
Posted By North Coast Joe

I hope you mentioned how much shipping cost she...

I hope you mentioned how much shipping cost she saved by not having an extra 100lbs. in each tire! :D
06-09-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By North Coast Joe

About a decade ago I read that riding fixed was a...

About a decade ago I read that riding fixed was a better work out than my geared bikes gave me. With job and family time concerns it was natural to head in that direction. Clean, uncluttered machines...
05-07-18, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,029
Posted By North Coast Joe

I rode a beater with an inexpensive stamped...

I rode a beater with an inexpensive stamped suicide hub for many years with a fixed cog installed. I did use red Loktite, but didn't bother with a secondary nut.

The only time the fixed cog ever...
04-19-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By North Coast Joe

Equals:

Equals:
04-13-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,391
Posted By North Coast Joe

If it were me, well, I have beer at home....

If it were me, well, I have beer at home. Patching tubes is much better when using that.
04-11-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,044
Posted By North Coast Joe

Funny this should be brought up now! I just went...

Funny this should be brought up now! I just went from four to two rides.

The same reasoning that you state went into the decision, they're pricey and time consuming to keep maintained, more bikes...
04-01-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,298
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks, it's a honey Brooks B17. The grips are...

Thanks, it's a honey Brooks B17. The grips are home made from 5mm leather and shoe laces.
03-30-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,298
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks for the compliment! The back bags are...

Thanks for the compliment! The back bags are Weaver saddle bags, available through most tack and/or harness shops. The fronts are horn bags that were hand made by a small harness shop, though similar...
03-29-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,675
Posted By North Coast Joe

I used a Dremel rotary tool with a cut off wheel...

I used a Dremel rotary tool with a cut off wheel attached. The stays are too thick and hard for wire cutters, IMO.

As an aside remark on the quick releases, I didn't have room for them next to my...
03-28-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,246
Posted By North Coast Joe

This thread restored my enjoyment of this Forum. ...

This thread restored my enjoyment of this Forum.

Special thanks to TimothyH for the link!
03-26-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,298
Posted By North Coast Joe

Now that you mention it, I just thought our local...

Now that you mention it, I just thought our local motorists were just maturing and accepting bicycle traffic as the norm lately! Glad you axed :lol:
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