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01-24-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,688
Posted By 79pmooney

I do a 52-24 easily with an old SunTour ARX...

I do a 52-24 easily with an old SunTour ARX (AX?). No index but with an old fashioned (and old) SunTour ratchet shifter, piece of cake.
01-20-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,688
Posted By tomato coupe

Not as bad as the fact that using half the cogs...

Not as bad as the fact that using half the cogs in the big ring will likely rip the rear derailleur off its mount.
01-20-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe the issue is that a rightful owner of a...

Maybe the issue is that a rightful owner of a bike, has nowhere to register their serial number, or didn't do this when they bought the bike XX years ago? So a prospective 'buyer' comes along, asks...
01-19-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,202
Posted By Koyote

When I've weighed them the standard BJP comes in...

When I've weighed them the standard BJP comes in at 350g on the nose, and it only needs about a ounce (28g) of sealant, since -- unlike the EL versions -- the standard casing doesn't rely as much on...
01-15-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,232
Posted By RChung

So, first a bit of historical background. Neither...

So, first a bit of historical background. Neither Tom Anhalt, nor Al Morrison, nor Andy Coggan, nor Jens Heycke, nor I work in the bicycle or the tire industry. We all started out because we raced...
01-14-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s almost exactly half a shift

It’s almost exactly half a shift
01-08-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By mack_turtle

I think the audience you're looking for is going...

I think the audience you're looking for is going to be more responsive on Pinkbike or in the Kona forum at MTBR.
01-07-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By mark_schiess

So many events missed this year

So many events missed this year
01-07-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By prj71

Lol. Guess I didn't notice the date on this...

Lol. Guess I didn't notice the date on this thread. :lol:
01-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By prj71

You are comparing apples to oranges. Brakes...

You are comparing apples to oranges.

Brakes are used more in less miles on a mountain bike vs. a road bike.

Just ride it and don't worry about it.
01-04-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you’d find more involved answers on MTBR....

I think you’d find more involved answers on MTBR. Half the people here think you don’t need suspension
12-30-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By veganbikes

Hot water outdoors in winter...what sorcery is...

Hot water outdoors in winter...what sorcery is this?
12-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By Rolla

"Alt Bike Culture," "Beach Crusiers," or...

"Alt Bike Culture," "Beach Crusiers," or "Recumbent." I'm guessing you'd be accepted by all three.
12-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,567
Posted By mack_turtle

I can use this here. it applies to BF in general....

I can use this here. it applies to BF in general. y'all are a bunch of crusty old curmudgeons and I love you for it. never change....
12-27-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,515
Posted By aggiegrads

The deciding factors are tank size and max...

The deciding factors are tank size and max pressure. Pretty much any compressor sold will be able to get the job done. The smallest I have seen are about a gallon, with most being around 4-5. If...
12-26-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,481
Posted By Caliper

Not sure what roads you have there in Berlin, but...

Not sure what roads you have there in Berlin, but in many parts of America we have lots of dirt roads. Not offroad, but also not paved, these are just regular residential roads in many areas once...
12-24-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Toadmeister

Thanks all. I ordered the Jargwire Moutain Pro!

Thanks all. I ordered the Jargwire Moutain Pro!
12-19-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,022
Posted By Maelochs

I think land is the main expense for making an...

I think land is the main expense for making an MUP. If the path actually goes to places people want to go, then usually there is already stuff in the way. if it is a purely recreational path .... ...
12-17-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By mack_turtle

note: ignore any of the idiots who directly...

note: ignore any of the idiots who directly compare the current breed of oval chainrings to Biopace. this kind of ignorance is common and very tenacious, but it's pure ignorance nonetheless. it's a...
12-16-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By HD3andMe

One key benefit is that they cause lots of...

One key benefit is that they cause lots of ill-informed and/or inexperienced folks to make a bunch of funny claims about them on BF.

Just watch.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,407
Posted By GlennR

Better

Better
12-16-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,553
Posted By Danhedonia

"Hunting instinct?" WTF is wrong with you...

"Hunting instinct?"

WTF is wrong with you people?
12-16-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,990
Posted By mstateglfr

I would call that the closest thing cycling has...

I would call that the closest thing cycling has to a meet cute if it were in a rom-com.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-10-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,875
Posted By Hypno Toad

Rereading my post and Sorerer's post and I...

Rereading my post and Sorerer's post and I realized what a hypocrite the Hypno Toad is... Anybody riding a drop-bar fatbike has no business criticizing somebody's bike choice :thumb:
12-08-20, 08:34 AM
12-07-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,443
Posted By pdlamb

I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this...

I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this question. So that makes me about a 9. Then I responded, so that takes me down to a 1.
12-03-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By 70sSanO

While it is possible to break a chain from...

While it is possible to break a chain from someone’s pure power, it is more likely caused by someone’s poor shifting technique. Shifting under power is highly stressful on components and chains. A...
12-02-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,136
Posted By Maelochs

The issue is the defintiion of "practicality." ...

The issue is the defintiion of "practicality."

As for serious 'round-the-world touring---I knew a guy who was part of an extreme bike-touring team (did it for kicks and publicity for products, and...
12-01-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,136
Posted By HD3andMe

'A full sus is no good for anything other than...

'A full sus is no good for anything other than big drops and what have you. It is such a niche (dedicated to a single thing) bike that it is no good for anything else than what it is designed for."
...
11-16-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm reminded of something here... ...

I'm reminded of something here...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Tuskenraider.jpg
11-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,988
Posted By grizzly907la

You might want to give bikesdirect.com a look.

You might want to give bikesdirect.com a look.
11-13-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was convenient today to circle back to this...

It was convenient today to circle back to this because I installed my fenders. The downtube one is shot, but the others went back on just fine. This will be the third winter for this setup.

Back...
11-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By aggiegrads

The main difference between the models is weight...

The main difference between the models is weight and axle material. They all function the same.

I have older models, as well as current XC2, XC4, XC6, MX4, MX6, and XC12 on various bikes and all...
10-28-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By 70sSanO

I turned an outer chainring into a bash guard by...

I turned an outer chainring into a bash guard by mounting it onto an old crank on an old frame. I filed off the teeth as turned crank with a pedal.

Talk about labor intensive. It was not just a...
10-27-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Happy Feet

Or get creative with the angle grinder and turn...

Or get creative with the angle grinder and turn that outer chain ring into a bashguard.
I swapped out my middle ring for a Blackspire 42T and kept the small ring as a manual shifted bailout granny...
10-24-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By MikeWMass

You can use a short cage derailleur with a wider...

You can use a short cage derailleur with a wider gear spread, as long as it is able to reach the large cog (if not you can use one of those hanger extenders); just size the chain for the big-big. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Litespud

If the brakes have been crappy from when you...

If the brakes have been crappy from when you acquired the bike, it's possible it was poorly set up in the hands of the previous owner. Here's what I would do:
Give the rims a good clean/degrease - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,610
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but they're French. :innocent:

Yeah, but they're French.

:innocent:
10-22-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,333
Posted By downtube42

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1776x1535/img_20201021_180236503_87f307a8147c1e147cd117b85541d8d908b2ab2c.jpg
​​​​​I like the color match look. Buddy flaps are a PNW must have.
10-15-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,690
Posted By momoman

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/f43a0ab0_00f4_435e_85af_2f6a73573f34_d2556bfc0a30d55a40b3fc34a05f71d369bfb917.jpeg
My childhood friend had a red Apple Krate. I...
10-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By mrblue

Hi Bill! The tire is a Vittoria Rubino Pro G+...

Hi Bill!
The tire is a Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 2.0. My weight is ~130. My favorite food is Spanish or Brazilian. My eyes are brown and my mom says I have a smile to die for. I grew up on the Atlantic...
09-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,016
Posted By veganbikes

What do you mean he hit a pedestrian? I mean he...

What do you mean he hit a pedestrian? I mean he hit a pedestrian but that pedestrian had dealings in the Ukraine and even though he hit the pedestrian he hit a lot of other things and he did the...
09-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,213
Posted By wgscott

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are...

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are looking more attractive.
09-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,091
Posted By downtube42

OP asked, what do you do? OP left. Hilarity...

OP asked, what do you do?
OP left.
Hilarity ensured.

Yawn.
09-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,012
Posted By u235

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My...

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My observations.
There are a lot of people that want the absolute fastest most efficient bike ride possible. Take everything outside of the power plant and...
09-12-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By ririder

Took it to the trails today

I picked up a Giant Talon earlier in the week. Today I went for my first real trail ride. It was a lot more technical than I thought it would be but I survived. Crashed a couple of times. Nothing...
09-12-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,287
Posted By DiabloScott

Also it doesn't work for % bike fat.

Also it doesn't work for % bike fat.
09-12-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,022
Posted By thehammerdog

26er full suspension = shame??

I just got back into the mtb world this week sold my old gary fisher a year ago after near death ride. Neighbors got new 29ers full suspension $3k bikes and I was jealous.
got good deal on 26er...
09-01-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By crankholio

Not with that attitude.

Not with that attitude.
08-06-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,002
Posted By u235

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that...

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that singletrack or trail is wet. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread... A great gravel/road tire is not a great trail tire and visa versa. Single track and...
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