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07-23-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By JonathanGennick

Wait. What? Is there something about that scene?...

Wait. What? Is there something about that scene? Making a mental note now to watch the movie again.....
07-22-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By JonathanGennick

I also wonder if some of what I see is the result...

I also wonder if some of what I see is the result of changing habits around how people get rid of unwanted frames. Back in the day I would cruise eBay and would find plentiful quantities of 26er...
07-22-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By JonathanGennick

I had difficulty last year sourcing a 650b...

I had difficulty last year sourcing a 650b aluminum hardtail frame designed around a 100 mm fork. Had to be aluminum. Had to be modest cost. I wanted a frame-only. Finally did land one on eBay from a...
07-22-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By JonathanGennick

Will you be buying new from a shop? What do you...

Will you be buying new from a shop? What do you hope to gain from buying a new bike? Are you after lighter weight? A better fit? The fun of having something new? A good salesperson can use those...
07-21-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By JonathanGennick

What else would you like to know about it? The...

What else would you like to know about it? The nice thing about bikes is that the parts are for the most parts exposed and are easy to see. I did search and couldn't find the bike either. I did...
07-20-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By JonathanGennick

I don't know about the neck fatigue. Does the...

I don't know about the neck fatigue. Does the shop have any advice to offer on that?
07-20-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By JonathanGennick

It would help to know your terrain. Given your...

It would help to know your terrain. Given your budget and presuming you buy new, then I'd lean toward the nicest hardtail that you can afford. What is your son riding? Perhaps match him, so that you...
07-19-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By JonathanGennick

It's a brilliant idea. I'm going to try it...

It's a brilliant idea. I'm going to try it sometime.
07-19-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By JonathanGennick

The good options for kids bikes are from the up...

The good options for kids bikes are from the up and coming, forward-thinking brands like Priority Bicycles, Woom, Prevelo, Cleary, etc.

For example, and this one is from Woom:...
07-19-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By JonathanGennick

It would take a lot of the co-op's time too....

It would take a lot of the co-op's time too. Maybe it's time they don't have, or don't want to spend.
07-19-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By JonathanGennick

Today I learned that dog helmets are a thing....

Today I learned that dog helmets are a thing. Very cool.

There are actually some reviews if one searches on "motorycycle dog helmets". Here are a couple of articles I ran across that look...
07-19-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By JonathanGennick

I share your pain, and don't really have anything...

I share your pain, and don't really have anything to offer beyond that.

FWIW, I have decent luck with Five Ten Freeriders that are a full size up. OOTO, the Freerider Elements in that same size...
07-18-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By JonathanGennick

I hope not dead, but it's becoming difficult to...

I hope not dead, but it's becoming difficult to find low-travel, full-suspension XC bikes in 650b. I'm not saying there aren't any to be found, but the 120 mm full suspension market does seem to be...
07-18-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By JonathanGennick

Ask the shop near you about installing a trigger...

Ask the shop near you about installing a trigger shifter. Figure $20 or less for the part along with some labor costs for the install.
07-17-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By JonathanGennick

That's a tough one, and I've been there. I'm just...

That's a tough one, and I've been there. I'm just a shade under 5' 9" and often wish for a medium/large frame that would have my height in the center of its range. (Trek actually make sizes like that...
07-17-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,669
Posted By JonathanGennick

Looks. And fit. There are so many good helmets to...

Looks. And fit. There are so many good helmets to choose from that I will hold out for one that feels good on my head and looks good enough that I can enjoy wearing it.

As far as technical...
07-16-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,285
Posted By JonathanGennick

Your lowest gear combination will be easier to...

Your lowest gear combination will be easier to pedal than before. Your highest gear combination will be easier to pedal than before. Why? Because, you changed your gearing :D.
07-16-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By JonathanGennick

If I have to put grease in a cable, I just change...

If I have to put grease in a cable, I just change it out for new. That puts me in the "no grease" camp. I do buy lined housing though.
07-15-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,711
Posted By JonathanGennick

I almost never do events. A shop ride to be...

I almost never do events. A shop ride to be sociable w/the local community is fine, but otherwise I mainly steer clear of organized events.
07-15-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By JonathanGennick

Ouch! That hurts just to look at. And it was the...

Ouch! That hurts just to look at. And it was the wooden floor that splintered? One doesn't exactly expect a floor to do that. Glad he came through.
07-15-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By JonathanGennick

I will third the recommendation for Kool Stop....

I will third the recommendation for Kool Stop. They are all that I buy anymore. Get their mountain pads. For example:

https://www.jensonusa.com/Kool-Stop-Dual-Compound-MTN-Shoes

They are so...
07-13-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By JonathanGennick

Is the fork aluminum or steel? Putting on wider...

Is the fork aluminum or steel? Putting on wider tires and then running lower pressures for shock absorption is easy and worth making the experiment. Beyond that, I am leery about spending on a...
07-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JonathanGennick

Well, you've gone and done it. Couldn't remember...

Well, you've gone and done it. Couldn't remember for certain, so had to scroll through months of photos to find one showing the front of the bike. The fork is actually a Surly Krampus. The axle to...
07-13-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By JonathanGennick

Odd that it wouldn't reset. Good about the...

Odd that it wouldn't reset. Good about the warranty though.
07-12-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JonathanGennick

To answer that requires another photo. The bike...

To answer that requires another photo. The bike is a custom build around a Cannondale Catalyst frame that we bought from an eBay seller. We built it originally like see it in the photo, ran some...
07-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JonathanGennick

This is a fantastic thread idea. The most recent...

This is a fantastic thread idea. The most recent thing that I did was actually to assemble a bike for a friend's kid. Should I post that?

The most recent repair-like thing that we've done was to...
07-11-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By JonathanGennick

Is it possible that the overdrive needs to be...

Is it possible that the overdrive needs to be reset? Do the two yellow marks line up, like this video talks about at around the 17-second mark?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn_qsdpFtT8
07-09-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By JonathanGennick

I might try that combination, or maybe even the...

I might try that combination, or maybe even the Byway in the back for the added air volume. Because I pinch-flatted the rear tire on my first ride w/the Senderos.

Some of Sendoros' 47 mm width is...
07-09-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By JonathanGennick

It is called a "spoke protector".

It is called a "spoke protector".
07-04-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By JonathanGennick

The Senderos were shockingly good on Munising's...

The Senderos were shockingly good on Munising's singletrack. I might leave them on the bike for a while. Got in a great ride today. Singlespeed is a nice change of pace. Only a couple steep bits on...
07-04-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By JonathanGennick

Any love for the Sendero?

Any love for the Senderos? I rebuilt my singlespeed last evening, and threw on a pair.

The Venture is probably more right for how I normally ride the bike, but - silly me - I had neglected to...
07-01-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,819
Posted By JonathanGennick

I was in a running shoe store yesterday, and the...

I was in a running shoe store yesterday, and the neon was all over there too.

Not that I mind. Just was something I noticed. Lots of blazingly bright colors.
06-29-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By JonathanGennick

What sort of bike were you looking at? Because...

What sort of bike were you looking at? Because the statement is an odd one, and doesn't really make sense to me in isolation.
06-22-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,854
Posted By JonathanGennick

All my coworkers know. I try not to bore them,...

All my coworkers know. I try not to bore them, but it's only natural for any of us to talk about what we do. My one memorable reaction was at the end of a group dinner in downtown Heidelberg when I...
06-18-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By JonathanGennick

Friend of mine does exactly that. It works well...

Friend of mine does exactly that. It works well for him. He's got a narrow/wide ring, but lacks a clutch derailleur and needs the front mech to prevent the chain from dropping. It's a good solution.
06-17-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By JonathanGennick

Are you buying new? It's one thing if you're...

Are you buying new? It's one thing if you're reusing old parts. If buying new though, then buy the right stuff. Consider a clutch derailleur too, imho, if you are buying a derailleur for the build.
06-07-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By JonathanGennick

Take a look at what Salsa and Surly have on...

Take a look at what Salsa and Surly have on offer. Would something like the Salsa Marrakesh or the Vaya work for you? The reason I suggest those brands is that there are enthusiastic communities...
05-31-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By JonathanGennick

This is probably one of those cases where you...

This is probably one of those cases where you can't go wrong and either choice is just as good. I run some older model Shimano SLX brakes on a couple of my bikes. They are easy to bleed, and spare...
02-03-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,821
Posted By JonathanGennick

I have the 700c x 40 mm version. Mine measure out...

I have the 700c x 40 mm version. Mine measure out at 715 mm diameter and 40 mm width.

Be aware that the StarGrip tire has a squared profile that doesn't fit well against rounded fenders if you...
02-01-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,413
Posted By JonathanGennick

I do like that one. I find WTB's dark shade of...

I do like that one. I find WTB's dark shade of tan to be appealing.

You could ride all our local mountain bike trails w/that bike, plus hundreds of miles of gravel roads and doubletrack. It's a...
01-31-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,413
Posted By JonathanGennick

I have a steel Salsa 29er that's setup rigid, and...

I have a steel Salsa 29er that's setup rigid, and two Priorities running 650b wheels. I do like the 650b wheel size for the road plus application, but that's just my own body size and preference at...
01-30-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,413
Posted By JonathanGennick

It's not in the cards for me, because I already...

It's not in the cards for me, because I already have up to five -- depending upon how you want to count -- similar style bikes.
01-26-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,554
Posted By JonathanGennick

I've thought about buying just for the frame, and...

I've thought about buying just for the frame, and I do believe Kev Central has been pretty happy after replacing all the parts.

The use of freewheel has been too off-putting to me though. I would...
01-24-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By JonathanGennick

Usually I go with a moderately-priced option from...

Usually I go with a moderately-priced option from a reputable brand. Were it me, I'd buy a KMC 11.93 and call it a day. With SRAM, I'd probably go PC-1170. There are a lot of choices, and I find...
01-22-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,792
Posted By JonathanGennick

Thanks for the update! Glad the dealer is working...

Thanks for the update! Glad the dealer is working with Van Nicholas. Hope the frame swap goes well, and that the newer and smaller frame fits well.
01-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,438
Posted By JonathanGennick

A bifurcating vortex! Images from Ghostbusters...

A bifurcating vortex! Images from Ghostbusters come to mind.

I just by their firehouse on Sunday evening, btw.
01-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,821
Posted By JonathanGennick

Did you actually flat from one of the rocks? ...

Did you actually flat from one of the rocks?



I did buy a set of the Top Contact Winter this season. Nice tires. I like their more rounded profile when mainly on pavement. Both tires are nice...
01-13-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By JonathanGennick

Isn't that a good feeling? It's magic when the...

Isn't that a good feeling? It's magic when the rubber compound is right.
01-12-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,792
Posted By JonathanGennick

Yes. about ten years ago now I bought a bike that...

Yes. about ten years ago now I bought a bike that I realized was somewhat too large. Shop wouldn't take it back even though I called and asked the very next day. I was able to make the fit work, but...
01-11-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By JonathanGennick

I just want to pipe in to say what a novel idea...

I just want to pipe in to say what a novel idea that I had never thought of doing before :D
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