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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bigbus

Some reviewers are really harsh-Like this one for...

Some reviewers are really harsh-Like this one for instance; "4.0 out of 5 stars (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3SFTC90E63KBY/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07917WB1B) The...
04-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By Bigbus

I have the same mount on both of my bikes that...

I have the same mount on both of my bikes that supports the same pouch under the rear of the saddle with tools and essentials. It also has a clip on the back for my blinking tail light. I click it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bigbus

I'm 5'10" and I own a 54cm and a 60cm and I am...

I'm 5'10" and I own a 54cm and a 60cm and I am definitely more comfortable on the 60cm frame. Don't misunderstand me, I enjoy riding the 54cm, and for some reason, I can even go faster on the 54cm...
Forum: Introductions
04-13-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By Bigbus

https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/sm...

https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/welcome.gif Where do you hail from and what do you ride?
04-12-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Bigbus

My neighbors think I'm strange because I ride my...

My neighbors think I'm strange because I ride my bikes rain or shine. I have a fair weather bike and a foul weather bike. Recently they have started donating me candle stubs when they learned that I...
04-11-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By Bigbus

You might have discovered half of your problem...

You might have discovered half of your problem with those spacers, but you can't be swapping out parts like you're doing and not have to adjust (tune) your derailleur, unless you are one really lucky...
04-11-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Bigbus

I'd use Boeshield if it weren't so damned...

I'd use Boeshield if it weren't so damned expensive.
04-11-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By Bigbus

HITCH PIN LENGTH WILL BE STANDARD--WHAT YOU USE...

HITCH PIN LENGTH WILL BE STANDARD--WHAT YOU USE ON ANY 2" RECEIVER. I use a keyed locking pin and locking cables on the bikes for security.
04-11-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By Bigbus

I would just go with the inner sleeve and call it...

I would just go with the inner sleeve and call it good.
04-10-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By Bigbus

But then it wouldn't rattle....

But then it wouldn't rattle....
04-10-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By Bigbus

I know the bike is much too large for me, but she...

I know the bike is much too large for me, but she is definitely a thing of beauty! https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/waytogo.gif
04-10-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By Bigbus

https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/sm...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bigbus

Well said 'Clark'. You should have added that...

Well said 'Clark'. You should have added that it's the only Shimano part on the bike and that is so they can use the name in their advertising.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bigbus

There are lots of Utube vids with comments and...

There are lots of Utube vids with comments and reviews on the parts that comprise these bikes-you won't like what they say. But if it's all about looking good, go for it. If you can do your own...
04-10-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By Bigbus

Do you have the 'H' setting correct on the DR? If...

Do you have the 'H' setting correct on the DR? If not, it might be trying to push the chain back off the highest gear causing the clicking noise. It would also explain why it won't shift to the...
04-10-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Bigbus

I too live on the coast and face this problem. I...

I too live on the coast and face this problem. I hose the bike off after every ride, I grease my cables (pull them and lube them), I use wax on the chain because it doesn't wash off or grab sand as...
Forum: Introductions
04-10-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome Matey,

Welcome Matey,
Forum: Introductions
04-10-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome! And good luck with that mysterious...

Welcome! And good luck with that mysterious problem you're having. We all here look forward to hearing about it.
04-08-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By Bigbus

If it's shifting and doing everything that it...

If it's shifting and doing everything that it should do for you now, I wouldn't mess with it until something else needs attention. You done good in my book. Keep it up.
04-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 364
Posted By Bigbus

I think all the bickering scared the OP off, but...

I think all the bickering scared the OP off, but if he's still reading this thread, I don't think he really needs to change anything on the bike. It's new and still in good working order as is. He...
04-07-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By Bigbus

Looks like from here you have plenty of clearance.

Looks like from here you have plenty of clearance.
04-07-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By Bigbus

And I would hope that was Canadian dollars. I...

And I would hope that was Canadian dollars. I find them all the time for around $10.US.
04-06-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By Bigbus

I'm betting on the BB being shot as well as the...

I'm betting on the BB being shot as well as the chain. You shouldn't have 'play' in the crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Bigbus

I find I have much less control on a bike when...

I find I have much less control on a bike when the rear blows than I do the front-speaking from MTB experience here.
04-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By Bigbus

I get greeted by name everytime I enter the local...

I get greeted by name everytime I enter the local booze shop, does that count?
04-05-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By Bigbus

It looks like it belongs in a museum. Nice piece...

It looks like it belongs in a museum. Nice piece of art there!
04-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, I went back and looked at it again. I...

Okay, I went back and looked at it again. I wasn't referring to where he went into the aero position, but right before he exits the graveyard it looked like he coasted, but he was actually skidding...
04-05-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Bigbus

I'm not into fixed gears either, but watching...

I'm not into fixed gears either, but watching that video you can see where the rider coasts a few times and he isn't pedaling. Is that possible on a fixie? Do I have the wrong impression of what a...
04-04-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Bigbus

I was into MTBing for years, the skills become...

I was into MTBing for years, the skills become second nature and YES, bunny hopping, endos, no hands. I have a hard time with manuals and wheelies because the seat gets in the way, but still doable....
04-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Bigbus

I believe Bill is referring to how much of the...

I believe Bill is referring to how much of the brake pad post is sticking out on the front ones, meaning you could adjust them in toward the rim more for less lever pull.
04-04-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Bigbus

Yes, old pads are prone to dry out and lose their...

Yes, old pads are prone to dry out and lose their effectiveness, some to the point where you feel like the cable is about to snap and you're still flying down the road. I've ridden many bikes with...
04-04-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Bigbus

Bill's response is sure to be more correct than...

Bill's response is sure to be more correct than mine, but it sounds like a simple adjustment up front and dried out pads in the rear, or contaminated pads and/or rim.
03-31-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Bigbus

When I swapped out my 3X Chain rings on my MTB I...

When I swapped out my 3X Chain rings on my MTB I reused the BB (sq taper) and had to shim out the FD to get the proper chainline, but it wasn't a big deal. I could have replaced the BB and avoided...
03-31-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Bigbus

And no chance of scratching the paint--I like it....

And no chance of scratching the paint--I like it. Will definitely try it out tomorrow.
03-31-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bigbus

I always signal when I'm road riding, never on...

I always signal when I'm road riding, never on trails. But yeah, too many cyclist out there with no road etiquette to say the least. On a narrow shoulder with traffic passing at 65MPH and you...
Forum: Introductions
03-31-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome, You got a bike, now NO MORE EXCUSES! Get...

Welcome, You got a bike, now NO MORE EXCUSES! Get out and ride it.
03-31-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,065
Posted By Bigbus

He Moisture, how tall are you?

He Moisture, how tall are you?
03-31-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bigbus

These are rad... ...

These are rad...
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You know you want a pair.
03-30-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,117
Posted By Bigbus

You displayed much more control than I would have.

You displayed much more control than I would have.
03-30-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Bigbus

Try spinning the front wheel to check brake...

Try spinning the front wheel to check brake clearances with a bungie through the spokes, it has a tendency to spin back at you without even going all the way around, Go figure. I totally get el...
03-29-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bigbus

Hey, I'm over here on the left hand coast and I...

Hey, I'm over here on the left hand coast and I still found the semi-fat 3" tires to be a good bike with zero suspension. I carried a 60# pack on my back along with a 20" Stihl, panniers front and...
03-29-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bigbus

Everything Phil said but I might add not to rule...

Everything Phil said but I might add not to rule out disk brakes and 3x8 drive train. Stay away from suspension bikes. Good luck,
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Bigbus

I'm not familiar with your bike, but mine that...

I'm not familiar with your bike, but mine that came with 25mm can only handle up to 28mm before I run out of room at the brake mount. Not really 'off-road' capable, but much smoother on the pavement...
03-27-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bigbus

I edited my original post, sorry.

I edited my original post, sorry.
03-27-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bigbus

They look good when they're in full tint, but...

They look good when they're in full tint, but butt ugly when they're not. My opinion and I have zero fashion sense.
03-27-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bigbus

I take my first response back. I looked up your...

I take my first response back. I looked up your service manual. I was not aware that you had sealed bearings in your hub. My mistake-I am sure someone with experience regarding your bike will chime...
03-27-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bigbus

I too am nearsighted and have been wearing...

I too am nearsighted and have been wearing aviator style photo-grey glasses my entire life. I have 2 pair, one with an adjustable strap to hold them to my head when riding or other active sports and...
Forum: Introductions
03-26-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Bigbus

https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/sm...

https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/welcome.gif
03-26-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Bigbus

I do have a portable chain breaker tool that is...

I do have a portable chain breaker tool that is also an adjustable wrench that might open to 15mm that I carry, but not for the pedals.
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