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03-22-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By c_m_shooter

The brakes that come with it are probably fine. ...

The brakes that come with it are probably fine. There are very few aftermarket options for V brakes unless you are lucky to find NOS stuff on the bay.
03-11-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By c_m_shooter

SRAM 9 speed cassettes will work if you find one...

SRAM 9 speed cassettes will work if you find one cheaper than shimano. I use SRAM chains because I like the quick link.
03-04-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By c_m_shooter

duluth coolmax long briefs under whatever cargo...

duluth coolmax long briefs under whatever cargo shorts or pants I want to wear.
02-25-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By c_m_shooter

You are the same height and inseam as me. A lot...

You are the same height and inseam as me. A lot of manufacturers have us in the overlap area between med and small. I go for mediums now, years ago I would go small for a "race fit".
02-24-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By c_m_shooter

25 front, 30 rear

25 front, 30 rear
02-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By c_m_shooter

Keep your feet on the pedals, clipped in or not. ...

Keep your feet on the pedals, clipped in or not. I ride motorcycles off road a lot, and if you have to dab a foot, you have already lost. No sense in getting your lower leg ran over in the process.
02-02-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't think any of those are worth upgrading...

I don't think any of those are worth upgrading to. You aren't really going to have any meaningful improvement. Weight doesn't matter unless it is wheel weight, and heavier wheels balance out the...
02-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it is a standard clamp on, don't sweat it. It...

If it is a standard clamp on, don't sweat it. It will be fine.
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,300
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not until they make it mandatory.

Not until they make it mandatory.
01-29-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,737
Posted By c_m_shooter

I work in a production facility in a different...

I work in a production facility in a different industry, but the struggles are the same. With people getting sent home sick and because of contact tracing of possible exposure, it is impossible to...
01-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By c_m_shooter

Have your shop hand tension the stock rear wheel...

Have your shop hand tension the stock rear wheel and ride it.
01-29-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By c_m_shooter

That is just an old quill to threadless adaptor....

That is just an old quill to threadless adaptor. The top cap bolt is offset because the wedge bolt would be in the way if it was centered. That isn't a 2000 model bike, more likely mid 90's. Doesn't...
01-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you really insist on trying this theory out,...

If you really insist on trying this theory out, you need to look for a used Salsa Fargo. That is the only mountain capable bike that I know specifically designed for drop bars. Some folks have set...
01-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,523
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking...

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking down will take a few rides to get used to. I hook my thumb on the top tube so I'm not just stabbing at the air reaching for them.
01-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By c_m_shooter

I say you won't notice a difference.

I say you won't notice a difference.
01-06-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By c_m_shooter

Yes, disk brake pads seem to wear out faster than...

Yes, disk brake pads seem to wear out faster than rim brakes. I only remember changing pads on V brakes one time over the span of several bikes in about 10 years. Ever since they phased out V...
01-01-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By c_m_shooter

Best to run the widest tire you can fit in the...

Best to run the widest tire you can fit in the current fork. Height doesn't matter much.
12-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By c_m_shooter

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't...

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't fall for the marketing hype.
12-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By c_m_shooter

There is always a chance you could be walking...

There is always a chance you could be walking home. Carry a tube with you along with your plug kit. Bring a rag to wipe your hands with also, because putting a tube in a previous tubeless setup is...
12-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,132
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. ...

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. No suspension to rob power, only one derailer to worry about keeping working. I would check the tune, make sure it shifts through al the gears. Park...
12-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,435
Posted By c_m_shooter

Some of my bikes have different size tires, so...

Some of my bikes have different size tires, so not usually. If they are the same size, I run the newer tire up front.
12-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By c_m_shooter

My 1up rack has outlasted the first car I had it...

My 1up rack has outlasted the first car I had it on. When I needed to convert it from roof mount to hitch mount, they knew what parts I needed to make the switch. Best rack I have owned in 20 years...
12-13-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By c_m_shooter

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the...

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the wheel size.
12-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By c_m_shooter

Put it back on the bike. You can't see that side...

Put it back on the bike. You can't see that side from there.
12-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/drivetrai...

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/drivetrain/products/all-road-1-chain-ring-38t-40t-42t-44t

Here you go. Normally I'd recomend a new cog, but you are running a freewheel. You also don't...
12-07-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By c_m_shooter

You can run skinnier tires on a gravelbike if you...

You can run skinnier tires on a gravelbike if you want.
12-02-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By c_m_shooter

4" wide tires aired down to the point that they...

4" wide tires aired down to the point that they feel unridable on pavement for soft sand. Even then, uphills can be difficult to impossible. Hard packed sand can be ridden on 2.5" tires if you keep...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,065
Posted By c_m_shooter

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the...

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the rain, crashed on mountain trails, and will still last ten years or more. Scuffs and fading are character, don't worry about it. I have had them on...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By c_m_shooter

There seems to be a lot of overlap in their...

There seems to be a lot of overlap in their models recently. I am surprised they didn't cut a few more. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan, my Cross Check was my favorite bike for years.
11-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By c_m_shooter

Best way I know is to go for a long ride in the...

Best way I know is to go for a long ride in the rain. I don't know that that will happen on the trainer. They are all individuals due to variations in the leather structure. A few of the B-17s...
11-27-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By c_m_shooter

All my bikes get ridden on trails to some degree....

All my bikes get ridden on trails to some degree. I did a few miles of sandy horse trails on my last bike tour leaving camp the second morning. 32mm tires and bags does not make it ideal, that part...
11-24-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,027
Posted By c_m_shooter

Road/touring bike has a 42/34 front with 12-26 in...

Road/touring bike has a 42/34 front with 12-26 in the back.
Fatbike has a 32 tooth front with a 10 speed 11-34 in the back.
Fargo is a dingle speed. 55 and 70 gear inches.
SS road bike 70 gear...
11-23-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By c_m_shooter

Cycle computers are bad, you don't want one.

Cycle computers are bad, you don't want one.
11-23-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By c_m_shooter

The only success I had with tubeless on the old...

The only success I had with tubeless on the old bikes was "ghetto" style. Get a 24" tube and stretch it around the rim. Split it open and mount the tire and see if it will air up. If it does, add...
11-23-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of...

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of balance.
Replies: 24
Views: 3,073
Posted By c_m_shooter

I had a Cross Check as my do it all...

I had a Cross Check as my do it all commuter/tourer/weekend group ride bike for 15 years. It was great mechanically ( I did wear out most of the original parts and replace them eventually), but the...
11-18-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,071
Posted By c_m_shooter

They don't learn because it is something only old...

They don't learn because it is something only old guys do now....
11-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By c_m_shooter

I used to ride 80 gear inches to keep up on group...

I used to ride 80 gear inches to keep up on group road rides. I prefer 70 or 75 when on my own.
11-15-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,071
Posted By c_m_shooter

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years...

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years old, 5'8" and nearly 250 and can still do a manual and Jhop. I never have been able to carry a wheelie at the balance point, but can hop any bike I...
11-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By c_m_shooter

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I...

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I had the same first ride you just described. Don't worry about speed for now. The good thing is, time in the saddle and distance will increase a LOT...
11-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,278
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you...

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you describe. Tubeless is for lower tire pressures on singletrack rides. I hear some are going tubeless on road bikes, but I am not sure why. I tried it on a...
11-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't bother with clipless. I like metal BMX...

Don't bother with clipless. I like metal BMX style pedals for most of my riding. Haro Fusion 9/16 pedals are a cheap option. For layering, a poly or merino wool long sleeve shirt and lower base...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By c_m_shooter

I grew up in Ohio, and plan on riding that trail...

I grew up in Ohio, and plan on riding that trail in the spring. I plan to park my car in Kentucky and ride the trail to Cleveland and loop back down to the farm for a visit, then ride back to the...
11-12-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have an older Cygolite with dual cree leds, and...

I have an older Cygolite with dual cree leds, and it is too big most of the time. I have been using a Niterider micro 650 on a gopro mount on my helmet this year. It was cheap enough that I don't...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By c_m_shooter

Wow, that is a long video. I'm sorry, I don't...

Wow, that is a long video. I'm sorry, I don't want to waste that much time watching it. Is there a reason you choose to carry so much stuff on a tour that you are never more than a few miles from a...
11-12-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By c_m_shooter

You cog and lockring are not tight enough. If...

You cog and lockring are not tight enough. If you do one good skid the way it is now, you will strip the threads off the lockring.
11-11-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,989
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference...

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference as some claim. 650b gives a little more toe clearance for tight turns, but those of us who ride smaller frames learn to ride around the toe overlap. I...
11-11-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By c_m_shooter

Permanent locktite and a bottom bracket lockring....

Permanent locktite and a bottom bracket lockring. Will work if tightened down good. I use that method for a fixed cog on both side of my flip flop. Don't narrow the hub, move the spacers to the...
11-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sealant work in lower pressure tires, like 60psi...

Sealant work in lower pressure tires, like 60psi or below. It blows right out of 100 psi road tires. If I get more than 2 flats in a tire, it goes in the trash and I get new tires. This works for...
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