Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: qclabrat
Showing results 1 to 50 of 830
Search took 0.20 seconds.
07-20-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By qclabrat

You can buy a fork for thru axle but your frame...

You can buy a fork for thru axle but your frame is stuck with QR
07-19-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By qclabrat

BB is often used to lowball sellers. I...

BB is often used to lowball sellers. I personally see 20% above BB a better real price. If you can get a bike for BB, you've got a good deal.
As of the bike, I think 900 is a very fair price. I...
07-18-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By qclabrat

I think 27.5 entry level bikes like the Giant...

I think 27.5 entry level bikes like the Giant Talon are still around. They should have the newer geo with the longer toptube and short stays but won't be much of an upgrade to your Cube. Have you...
07-18-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By qclabrat

yes, the great Mullet bikes everyone seems to be...

yes, the great Mullet bikes everyone seems to be trying out. Foes had this 3-4 year ago but people are finally wanting to try something different as wheel sizes seem to have stabilized.
Remember...
07-18-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By qclabrat

think most are marketed as a 27.5+, yeah it's a...

think most are marketed as a 27.5+, yeah it's a 27.5 rim but the diameter of the wheel with tires make them close to a 29" wheel. Which is why many can fit both wheel sizes.
For many a regular 2.2"...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-18-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By qclabrat

what do you consider low end? you can get...

what do you consider low end?
you can get wheels for bikes direct for cheap
and Surly rims aren't expensive, but that's relative...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-18-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By qclabrat

have you considered a Lauf fork instead of a...

have you considered a Lauf fork instead of a traditional air fork? lot lighter and even comes fat now
https://www.laufcycling.com/product/lauf-carbonara
07-17-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By qclabrat

What are you riding now? My first 29r was a 2010...

What are you riding now? My first 29r was a 2010 Lenz Leviathan. I always felt I was too tall in the saddle with the massive BB height with the old 29r geometries. I continued to buy 29rs as 27.5s...
07-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By qclabrat

take pics of the other side with parts clearly...

take pics of the other side with parts clearly shown, harder to tell from the non-drive side
Forum: Fatbikes
07-17-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By qclabrat

I briefly had a low rider with the ape bars and...

I briefly had a low rider with the ape bars and really hated the feel.
IMO the high rise of the bars in relation to the stem would be twitchy and not friendly on your shoulders, arms and hands on...
07-15-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By qclabrat

Which Diamondbacks did you have? They still make...

Which Diamondbacks did you have? They still make some good value bikes
07-14-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By qclabrat

I'd start with a larger chainring. What's on it...

I'd start with a larger chainring. What's on it now and how is the low end for climbing?
07-12-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By qclabrat

Nice find, fork doesn't look like it's disc...

Nice find, fork doesn't look like it's disc compatible. V- brakes are perfectly serviceable. A still have a few with them and they stop great. Unless you are riding a lot of downhills V's are just...
07-12-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By qclabrat

Got back into road riding about 15 years ago...

Got back into road riding about 15 years ago after realizing I didn't have the time or surplus income to play golf regularly. Usually rode solo and the roads got a bit boring so gave mtbs a try about...
07-12-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By qclabrat

Looks a lot like a Salsa Cro-moto fork from a...

Looks a lot like a Salsa Cro-moto fork from a block away. Great forks, I have one on a bike I built for the younger with a Soma Juice frame.
07-12-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By qclabrat

Pics or it didn't happen...:lol: I'm doing an...

Pics or it didn't happen...:lol:
I'm doing an epic wash tomorrow, just wait...
07-11-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

I've never come across a complete lemon having...

I've never come across a complete lemon having purchased about 20 items including full bikes on Pinkbike. Can't say the same about eBay though, lots of garbage, key is to ask lots of questions and...
07-11-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By qclabrat

Yes, fixing kiddie bikes are definitely in. I'm...

Yes, fixing kiddie bikes are definitely in. I'm not much of fork tuner, but do they make tokens for Manitou forks? On my Pike rebuild later this year I'm probably going to get a new damper.
I also...
07-11-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

Seems like the best place to buy on the secondary...

Seems like the best place to buy on the secondary market is either Pinkbike or FB.
I've never bought on FB, but lots of my friends have found good condition bike at fair prices. Here are a few...
07-11-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

we still do the Bear Mt ride a few times a year,...

we still do the Bear Mt ride a few times a year, lots of fun
No clue about the 5bbc ride, but my ride schedule is 95% early mornings due to family obligations, though will check it out some time
Do...
07-10-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By qclabrat

Parts carousel slash what did you do to your MTB today thread

My selfish attempt to get more activity on this forum. Post what you're doing with your MTB. Even a good wash is valid. My only request is to post pics cause it's funner that way.

I'll start. This...
07-10-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

Very cool, I'm on the other side of the river and...

Very cool, I'm on the other side of the river and occasionally ride over to Coney Island, Cunningham Park or Westchester from the GWB. The 26rs I have left are a Klein, Ibis and Ellsworth. Sorry...
07-10-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

What are the mtbs you currently own? I love the...

What are the mtbs you currently own? I love the older bikes and wish I had more room. Been spending more time riding last few years so newer bikes have been more practical.
07-10-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

I'm about your age and got into the sport about 5...

I'm about your age and got into the sport about 5 years ago, after being a roadie most of my life. In reality with distracted drivers and the potential for high speed crashes, the woods are probably...
07-09-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By qclabrat

For Treks I'm riding the same sized frame as you...

For Treks I'm riding the same sized frame as you but I'm only 5'9". Pretty sure you're too squished in the cockpit. You should be at least on a large or the next size up. As for numbness it could...
07-09-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By qclabrat

are these available in the US?

are these available in the US?
07-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By qclabrat

I am, in between classes and have some free time....

I am, in between classes and have some free time. I'll mock up a beta and pass on here for feedback.
07-08-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By qclabrat

I thought the Kona and Trek were 29r and I'm sure...

I thought the Kona and Trek were 29r and I'm sure the 5010 is a 27.5

OP, as mentioned, what type of trails are you riding? Where you located? Imo, 130-140 travel is the gateway to fun if you only...
07-08-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By qclabrat

I installed the hitches myself and they were...

I installed the hitches myself and they were always in the $100 range. I'll never go back to anything else. The platform racks makes getting out so much quicker
07-08-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By qclabrat

I have the same each, after 7 years the rack is...

I have the same each, after 7 years the rack is showing wear. Carrying heavy list assist bikes far has taken it's toll. It's still a great rack for the price.
07-08-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By qclabrat

check out the Velo Orange crazy bars, it's a...

check out the Velo Orange crazy bars, it's a swept back flat bar with bull extensions similar to where road hoods would be
07-08-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By qclabrat

which rack are you getting? I have a tray style...

which rack are you getting? I have a tray style Yakima and it's okay but starting to pitch to one side
Will be looking for a Kuat or 1Up in the near future. Cracked a rib and broke it again the...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-08-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By qclabrat

The Mastadon seems to be getting most of the love...

The Mastadon seems to be getting most of the love lately for fatbikes. Many in my riding circle have swapped out Blutos for them. Going from rigid to squish will require playing with your tire...
07-08-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By qclabrat

Components compatibility database

Does anyone know if there is website where you can plug in parts and it tells you if it is compatible or how to make the combos compatible?
For example different speeds compatibility for Shimano or...
07-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,635
Posted By qclabrat

Congrats, looks great, send pics when you get her...

Congrats, looks great, send pics when you get her outside
07-05-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By qclabrat

Should be a solid bike as a gateway to the sport....

Should be a solid bike as a gateway to the sport. Which model number?
07-02-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By qclabrat

It can be done, but you can probably find a used...

It can be done, but you can probably find a used 26r XS frame bike for cheap and not worry about parts matching issues. How tall is he? Btw, pretty awesome to be riding with the little guy. I...
06-30-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By qclabrat

pretty sure there's some sponsorship from a bike...

pretty sure there's some sponsorship from a bike company pushing plus bikes in those "reviews"
I'm running just about every size tire at the moment, yeah I'm one of those guys....
And yes, my...
06-29-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By qclabrat

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/ ...

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

This should be a good start, I like Racing Ralphs myself
06-28-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By qclabrat

for me with the sweep down, the brake levers end...

for me with the sweep down, the brake levers end up in an awkward position even if adjusted. Though if works go for it. For a Pivot 429SL I run a larger bike due to the short reach and I have the...
06-27-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By qclabrat

Hot bike, enjoy her 29r hardtails are still my...

Hot bike, enjoy her
29r hardtails are still my favorites. Just haven't sprung for a fancy plastic one yet

Btw, what car is that
06-27-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By qclabrat

Damn, good eye sir

Damn, good eye sir
06-27-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By qclabrat

Entry level MTB from the mid 90s Good daily...

Entry level MTB from the mid 90s
Good daily casual rider but anything close to a Benjamin is too much
06-27-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,635
Posted By qclabrat

Both are good choices as mentioned before but fit...

Both are good choices as mentioned before but fit can be adjusted by the shop if you tell them what you didnt like about the Trance compared to the Marin. They are looking for a sale aren't they?
...
06-27-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By qclabrat

If you don't need carbon, look at Banshee bikes. ...

If you don't need carbon, look at Banshee bikes. I have a Prime with 2 sets of dropouts which allows for 29+ 2.8s, 27.5+ 3.0s and regular 2.4 tires. I wouldn't go smaller for the bike as that will...
06-26-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By qclabrat

depends on the profile of the rim. Sometimes...

depends on the profile of the rim.
Sometimes the round rubber part of the valve can't seat properly so that's why some are square/rectangular
Normally not an issue anymore since newer rims are...
06-26-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By qclabrat

generally not an issue, but this particular model...

generally not an issue, but this particular model had a recall for the fork
I run two mtbs full rigid and its the rider which makes it dangerous not the bike
...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By qclabrat

LOL, another n+1 addict fat bike are hard to...

LOL, another n+1 addict
fat bike are hard to hide, which is why I can only have one
so much easier to say to the Mrs. "new bike? you mean the black one there? nope, I've had that for two years,...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,441
Posted By qclabrat

yeah, fatties fizzled quickly overall the mtb...

yeah, fatties fizzled quickly
overall the mtb market is all over the place I more blame the manufacturers than customers.
They come out with a new standard every year. If fat bikes were the huge...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By qclabrat

hey, the new buzz word is bikepacking.... ...

hey, the new buzz word is bikepacking....
Congrats that's a great looking bike
as for the BD haters, whatever, though I agree you'll have a much better time not having to tinker with the FB

btw:...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 830
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.