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07-12-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By davei1980

They’re faster than me until we hit a hill then...

They’re faster than me until we hit a hill then we’re either even or they’re wanting to stop and I can go till the top, sorry, that sounds self-absorbed. I don’t mean it that way
07-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By davei1980

Is there such a thing as a “natural climber”?

So I am slow as h311 but I’ve ridden with some friends over the last year, one used to race enduro, one was a xc runner at a pac12 school, and one runs everyday with his military unit. I seem to...
07-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By davei1980

good call. I am pretty sure the jones spec rims...

good call. I am pretty sure the jones spec rims are non branded versions of the wtbs so good call on the spokes but also good call on double butted spokes, cheap way to save rotating weight.

I...
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By davei1980

That is a good point about the pressure but I hit...

That is a good point about the pressure but I hit that rock full on without unloading the front end. If I keep it around 11psi I can do some gnarly step ups with no problem as long as I at least...
07-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By davei1980

Advice on 29+ replacement rim, 40-45mm internal width

I dented a rim recently because I am am an idiot (hit a rock I didn’t see)

I am looking to lace up a new rim to my current hub because it’s only 6mo old and my bike has unique fork spacing

I...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By davei1980

You can always let air out of the tires!

You can always let air out of the tires!
07-10-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By davei1980

Were thru axles around during that time? If so I...

Were thru axles around during that time? If so I would recommend for disc brakes. After owning a thru axle frame, I wouldn't run discs without. I think this is one of the biggest breakthroughs.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By davei1980

Wider the better but remember, you'll need to...

Wider the better but remember, you'll need to leave room for fenders as well, so if you can get away w/ the 55's, do it. You'll be happier.

Yes, all rims except tubulars need rim tape. I've used...
07-09-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By davei1980

I like and respect the way you think.

I like and respect the way you think.
07-09-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By davei1980

Sucks to hear! I wonder if their Spyre cousins...

Sucks to hear! I wonder if their Spyre cousins suffer from to same issues? I agree, awesome design to maximize braking force from a mechanical caliper but too bad, like you said.

Have you thought...
07-09-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By davei1980

UPDATE - After discussing the issue with my...

UPDATE - After discussing the issue with my trusted LBS mechanic, my family, and my pastor, I chose to go with some pretty basic Shimano 2 piston full hydro brakes.

My LBS ordered them but...
07-08-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By davei1980

I feel like a lot of people using MTB trails are...

I feel like a lot of people using MTB trails are "overbiked"

You don't NEED suspension to have fun and tackle a lot of really technical terrain.

As others have said, hone in on the type of...
07-08-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By davei1980

"Can I kick it?" "Yes you can!" - A Tribe...

"Can I kick it?"
"Yes you can!"

- A Tribe Called Quest
07-08-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By davei1980

Some will say to use tubeless sealant in the...

Some will say to use tubeless sealant in the inner tubes.

My understanding is this will not work because the sealant will not adhere to holes in non tubeless-ready tires; therefore, there will be...
07-06-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By davei1980

That's a really good point, I actually have...

That's a really good point, I actually have experienced this when I worked on a pit crew and the driver panic stopped and locked up the wheels, sometimes you'd jack the car up, spin the wheel and it...
07-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By davei1980

Grinding rear disc brake

Hi - After a very hard mtb session, my brand new, shop-installed SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes started grinding in the rear. This is taking place ONLY under braking, it's quiet when not braking.
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06-25-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By davei1980

I am a big "sell for what I can and plow proceeds...

I am a big "sell for what I can and plow proceeds in to new" parts type of guy, but, lately, I have been evolving toward keeping all the old stock stuff so I can always put it back to stock if I...
06-25-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By davei1980

Yes, very bad time indeed! My local bike shop...

Yes, very bad time indeed! My local bike shop reports not keeping anything under $800 on the floor, especially family oriented and kids bikes.

Looking to upgrade my kid to a 24" MTB from her 20"...
06-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By davei1980

Yep I ride a rigid steel frame that's about...

Yep

I ride a rigid steel frame that's about 35 lbs maybe.

It's so light and nimble feeling, I never notice the weight until I go to lift it on to the stand.

Geometry > weight (but not that...
06-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By davei1980

So I do not know but following because I have the...

So I do not know but following because I have the same question.
06-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By davei1980

We have all been there, whether we want to admit...

We have all been there, whether we want to admit it or not! I have walked out of a few double-black diamond trails I found myself on. Luckily, I ride early in the AM when no one is out to witness my...
06-23-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By davei1980

get the bead and the levers soapy. that will add...

get the bead and the levers soapy. that will add some lubrication to keep them from binding as you work the bead on to the rim. I have had trouble breaking a stubborn bead and getting them started to...
06-23-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By davei1980

That's a really good point but that will limit...

That's a really good point but that will limit the OP to a 11t smallest cog, rather than the new 10-51t put out by Shimano.

I was thinking of doing the same thing because I have the Sunrace 12...
06-22-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By davei1980

Tires + touch points (pedals, like you suggest)...

Tires + touch points (pedals, like you suggest) are usually the biggest bang for the buck.
For tires, I usually replace the rear when it wears down with the EXISTING front tire and put the new...
06-17-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 117,912
Posted By davei1980

Trade my Eggbeaters for your Platforms SOLD!!

I have a set of Crank Brothers Eggbeaters, new in box WITH cleats (I mean, I have never used them, they don't look marked up in any way)

I am looking to trade for a set of MTB platform pedals. My...
06-16-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By davei1980

Touch points like pedals, saddle, and grips are...

Touch points like pedals, saddle, and grips are great places to start.

Good plastic and metal pedals can be had for not a lot of money (I am running DMR V6 pedals ($20) on my mountain bike,...
06-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By davei1980

That's a really good point and no, hasn't been...

That's a really good point and no, hasn't been mentioned before in this thread
06-09-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

so just some extra color: I don't usually...

so just some extra color:

I don't usually require installation but I'll take advantage if it's free - this goes for stuff like my dropper post which is pretty straightforward. They charge a...
06-09-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

Yeah I don't shop around because a.) my LBS has...

Yeah I don't shop around because a.) my LBS has established a fair pricing history so I trust them b.) it's a RELATIONSHIP business more than a TRANSACTIONAL one and c.) all the other good reasons to...
06-08-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

$10 per axle but still.....

$10 per axle but still.....
06-08-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

Hahaha will do! I don't get it either, especially...

Hahaha will do! I don't get it either, especially as a CPA (hence the post). I also know for a FACT his mechanic eats time (when I can see my bike is on the stand for 45 mins and they charge me 10...
06-08-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

Forgot to mention also, I make every effort to...

Forgot to mention also, I make every effort to pay in cash (actual currency) at my LBS since the owner has expressed to me the hardship created by processing fees. It's no additional trouble to me...
06-08-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

Good point, surplus sellers like Random Bike...

Good point, surplus sellers like Random Bike Parts will get some smokin' deals sometimes if it just so happens they have the one thingy you need but yeah, the full catalog sites like Nashbar and...
06-08-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

I suppose it matters the time of year? If it's...

I suppose it matters the time of year? If it's January and they're slow then there's no real pain inflicted if they're not busy.

If they're slammed and they have to pause a repair to wait on you...
06-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

For sure! It's a wild world out there! I...

For sure! It's a wild world out there!

I forgot to add they offer free installation on most purchases so makes me feel almost guilty buying stuff from them, having them slap it on at the same...
06-08-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

I figured the margins, if existent, were not...

I figured the margins, if existent, were not huge. Lucky for me the shop in question always seems to be busy so hopefully there's some volume behind it. Thanks by the way!
06-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

Dumb question for LBS owners:

For any LBS owners out there -

I order parts through my LBS all the time. They never charge back shipping to me and the prices are always within +/-$1 of Amazon, Jensen USA, Nashbar, all of which...
06-08-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By davei1980

+1 on more expensive to build than buy, I have...

+1 on more expensive to build than buy, I have built several bikes and the "scope creep" is a real thing. You will need several tools which most people don't have to do it correctly and things like...
06-06-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By davei1980

I know you know this but those shoes are doing...

I know you know this but those shoes are doing you zero favors, you may be better off in street shoes - the shoes you're in are not designed to interface with the RF Chesters you bought (which are,...
06-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By davei1980

Thank you! I have been curious a about this...

Thank you! I have been curious a about this group. I have a NX group, not as bad as people say.

Cheers!
06-04-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By davei1980

I had this exact setup when I converted my CX...

I had this exact setup when I converted my CX bike to flatbar commuter w/ trigger shifter (was running a clutched, short cage Shimano Zee DR/shifter, actually really cool, bullet proof set up)

I...
06-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By davei1980

+1 on H bars - worth a shot - you can get the H...

+1 on H bars - worth a shot - you can get the H bend for cheaper/lighter option than the H loop if you don't need the forward hand position - or you can go with the H cut and mount up bar ends on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,645
Posted By davei1980

I've had those exact tires. Great great tire. ...

I've had those exact tires. Great great tire.

I'll deal with the slowness (I never noticed) but I enjoy not biting it when hitting a patch of road sand or gravel on the shoulder. My LBS is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,645
Posted By davei1980

Why stop at 45mm? The more volume the less...

Why stop at 45mm? The more volume the less vibration you'll feel and you'll get less fatigued.

There's a aero penalty over like 15mph or something like that but if you're not that fast then wider...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,747
Posted By davei1980

I turn 40 in Sept. Wish me luck.

I turn 40 in Sept.

Wish me luck.
05-31-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By davei1980

Cheers to those of us with hi arches! My mom was...

Cheers to those of us with hi arches! My mom was SO disappointed me and my brothers didn't do ballet.

Clipless is not a problem for me but I never did long descents while standing either, that's...
05-30-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By davei1980

Thanks man - I am great with nylon pedals but my...

Thanks man - I am great with nylon pedals but my next ones will have replaceable metal pins unlike my current ones which (DMR V6's) all the pins are sheered off from strikes.

Because of price,...
05-28-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By davei1980

thank you- I just assumed that my clipless setup...

thank you- I just assumed that my clipless setup is optimal. Gonna mess around and see if my ankles thank me.

i might have weak ankles too- when I run my ankles get sore long before I become...
05-28-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By davei1980

Foot/Pedal position while descending

Hi all - I am relatively new to platforms and MTB. I have been practicing "heals down" technique on descents which are steep, rough, and technical.

I have so far assumed that the foot position...
05-28-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By davei1980

You may have just inspired me to throw my EBs...

You may have just inspired me to throw my EBs on...
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