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11-29-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By osco53

Uh Oh,, Post #23, I did It, I am not perfect,...

Uh Oh,, Post #23, I did It, I am not perfect, Human I am,, I've enjoyed this forum, It has always been fun....

Later
11-29-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

I've puked on my bike more than once. I bleed...

I've puked on my bike more than once.
I bleed on my bikes, many times, I crash really well.
Several decades ago I rode mountain bikes, rim brakes, no suspension, rode motor cross also.

Only been...
11-29-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.

This one Is priceless, Love It

In this thread you have presented your opinions, based on your own self-admitted lack of...
11-29-16, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Some of you people need to re think all of this....

Some of you people need to re think all of this. I mean really ?

I make comments on articles I have read,
I post observations from my riding experiences, based on the bikes I have been on and...
11-26-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,240
Posted By osco53

Don't forget to wrap that chain stay, I use a...

Don't forget to wrap that chain stay, I use a Lizard skin, a bike tube works just as well.

Your chain will beat on the stay, and make Its mark In short order,
Plus the Lizard skin or the tube...
11-26-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,240
Posted By osco53

Looks like you got the Raidon air fork, a good...

Looks like you got the Raidon air fork, a good one. I had a Raidon on my 29er, was very happy with it once it was broken In, Break in/smoothing it out took about 100 miles, then small adjustments...
11-26-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Better ask FrozenK about this but from what...

Better ask FrozenK about this but from what little I know a plus bike would be no where near as capable in the snow as a full on fat bike.

I've looked at the Walmart plus bike, no thanks.
Most...
11-26-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Yeah I should have said as far as I have seen,...

Yeah I should have said as far as I have seen, based on what I have actually been on,, Not :
"IMO The Bucksaw Is the best full suspension full on fat bike out there."

(IMO) means, In my opinion,...
11-26-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,654
Posted By osco53

That's what I do, the other reason I hate crowded...

That's what I do, the other reason I hate crowded streets Is I feel breathing In all that exhaust poison Is quietly killing us. I feel no benefit to my health riding in the carbon monoxide river that...
11-26-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

You got me, I have never seen or herd of the Foes...

You got me, I have never seen or herd of the Foes Other than one magazine review that I promptly dismissed and forgot about due to the cost. Never thought of the Salsa against a fat bike in that...
11-26-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By osco53

Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM. ...

Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM.
Longer top tubes put us naturally lower, Lower Is faster,
Longer top tubes let us run shorter stems, Shorter stem bikes steer with less, 'Tiller'...
11-26-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Observations:

Getting my Scale plus dialed in now.

The most noticeable thing so far Is how less worn out I am at rides end and how much less work I have to do with my upper body. I am completing longer single...
11-26-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

I know another rider who rides the Salsa...

I know another rider who rides the Salsa Bucksaw,, google that one, IMO, From my point of view the Bucksaw Is the best full suspension full on fat bike I've seen to date.
Anyway he said he can feel...
11-26-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,240
Posted By osco53

Knowledge Is power... A few secrets for your...

Knowledge Is power...

A few secrets for your lower back Issues.

Work up to 1000 crunches a week slowly, a strong core helps support you taking the load off your back.

Set your fork up a bit...
11-26-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,240
Posted By osco53

Extremely good well written review and take on...

Extremely good well written review and take on these new plus bikes from a newer riders point of view.

I started on a 29er HT when companies were rushing out these bikes to catch up on lost sales....
11-24-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By osco53

I miss flat pedals, had a good pair, but for my...

I miss flat pedals, had a good pair, but for my kind of riding I had to also wear shin guards because the spikes on the pedals would poke some really nasty holes In my shins. I ride and I crash at...
11-23-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,806
Posted By osco53

Ok Older Mtb riders,, I have moved from a full...

Ok Older Mtb riders,, I have moved from a full suspension Scott Spark to a HT Scott Scale 720 Plus bike

And am so glad I did. The bike is NOT slow at all.

There Is a two mile two track Into my...
11-23-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By osco53

I ride a 2x10 with a mid cage,, Hate long...

I ride a 2x10 with a mid cage,,
Hate long cages, too much chain to manage, more noise..

A clutched derailleur is far better for chain management,, just sayin.

Most 10 speed hubs can take an...
11-23-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By osco53

From your question's op,, your showing me your...

From your question's op,, your showing me your skill/knowledge level on this,,,

You should find a local bike shop you like and trust if possible, and let them advise you. For this free advise you...
11-23-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By osco53

Remove the pump and mount, bottle cage and light,...

Remove the pump and mount, bottle cage and light, Get a Camelbak, all your stuff goes In there. Why you ask ?

Because If you go cartwheeling down the mountain and come away from the bike and have...
11-23-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By osco53

Motobecane Titanium,, ok cool beans ...

Motobecane Titanium,, ok cool beans

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_teamti_29_xo_20_xiv.htm

XTR tranny,
Some nice Ritchey bits, bar, stem, seat post,,,nice.
The fork, I'm a...
11-22-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By osco53

Very wise, Things I was told and found to be...

Very wise,
Things I was told and found to be true for me,

Hard Tails teach, A hard tail should always be your first bike.
Hard tails require more from the rider, more skills and better...
11-22-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,254
Posted By osco53

Upgrading the fork made the bike steer better,...

Upgrading the fork made the bike steer better, made the bike stick better.
It Instantly took far less energy from my upper body to ride the single tracks and even the fire roads.

You do that and...
11-21-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,254
Posted By osco53

https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade I...

https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade

I did this, moved to the Raidon fork, as good as any $350 fork, when I did this it was $189....was a wonderful fork..
11-20-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,420
Posted By osco53

Hai :D

Hai :D
11-20-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,420
Posted By osco53

If It makes you feel better talking down my stuff...

If It makes you feel better talking down my stuff have fun. I answer some of these posts with a coffee buzz In a hurry on my way out the door.
I use the quote function my way,

You come off as a...
11-20-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By osco53

"Jamis is NOT a bikesdirect brand." That's what I...

"Jamis is NOT a bikesdirect brand." That's what I thought,,,, I was surprised he got It from BD

"Jamis is a legit sold in bike shops brand." Again, That's what I thought but that one single Jamis...
11-19-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By osco53

Yeah after a better look your right, but still i...

Yeah after a better look your right, but still i bet Its a heavy tank. Got some good things on it,, the m8000,,yeah man but I see some not so good stuff,,,Ok for $1600 ok ok I'd bite but the INSULT...
11-19-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By osco53

OP your 5 feet 7 Inches tall.. Get a 27.5"...

OP your 5 feet 7 Inches tall..

Get a 27.5" wheeled hard tail, most ADULT small frame sizes should fit you.

But sounds like you need the help of a LOCAL BIKE SHOP,,, they should be able to fit...
11-19-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,420
Posted By osco53

My seat goes down then I drop down and the bike...

My seat goes down then I drop down and the bike goes down, really fast, with me all low over the frame.
I just cannot get as low with the seat up,
My seat goes up when I go up really steep stuff...
11-19-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By osco53

Fuel EX Jr | Trek Bikes...

Fuel EX Jr | Trek Bikes (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/fuel-ex-jr/fuel-ex-jr/p/1530000-2017/)
will be very good for tight places ~
11-19-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By osco53

I rode a BikesDirect full squish, the proud new...

I rode a BikesDirect full squish, the proud new owner was In love with that bike, was happy with it...

We swapped, he on my Scott Spark Full Squish, me on his,,,tank...

Was the heaviest feeling...
11-17-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By osco53

I have a friend who rides a rigid cross bike on...

I have a friend who rides a rigid cross bike on single tracks, he loves chasing down $5,000 full suspension bikes, especially the riders who tell him this or that trail is too dangerous for a single...
11-17-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By osco53

I don't have much but here is what I have.. ...

I don't have much but here is what I have..

FIT is EVERYTHING above all else, sounds like you think the bike will fit you,,are you sure ??
6'6"...I dunno but be sure on this....

The bike, real...
11-16-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,420
Posted By osco53

THIS Is what a Dropper post Does !

"If I had so sum it up, it's like it puts me on the offensive and attacking downhills rather than defending against crashing."

"Thought it was a gimmick at first but really love it."


"There's...
11-14-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,420
Posted By osco53

My First was the Giant Contact SL I think It was....

My First was the Giant Contact SL I think It was.
Made my full squish feel top heavy a little, I used it mostly to drop the saddle about half way, left It there until
I was climbing or on the fire...
11-14-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By osco53

Glad I do my own work, When I need a tool I...

Glad I do my own work,
When I need a tool I buy It,
When I need a wheel trued I take just that In...

3rd Edition
Big Blue Book Of Bicycle Repair
By C. Calvin Jones
Park Tool
ISBN...
11-14-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By osco53

OP.. Take up single track, I get the same...

OP..
Take up single track,
I get the same workout In 15 miles out there as I do In 35 road miles.

I don't race I ride, cleaning a segment and chasing the 'Flow' Is my thing,
Total enjoyment...
Forum: Recumbent
11-13-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,065
Posted By osco53

Sorry, been busy, I think It's 300 or 350, call...

Sorry, been busy, I think It's 300 or 350, call them..
Forum: Recumbent
11-13-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,429
Posted By osco53

Atomic Zombie Atomic Zombie® DIY Bike...

Atomic Zombie

Atomic Zombie® DIY Bike Building Community - Atomic Zombie News (http://forum.atomiczombie.com/content.php)
11-13-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By osco53

Gonna be hard to find one with the exact rake and...

Gonna be hard to find one with the exact rake and trail not to mention the height.

Air the fork up to a 10% sag setting and/or lock it out and fagetaboutit :P
11-12-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,419,862
Posted By osco53

2017 Scott Scale 720 Plus

Tubeless,
Carbon handle bar,
ISM Saddle,
XT mountain pedals,
Lizard Skin NorthShore Grips and Chain Stay wrap for silent running,

Came stock with the right tires and a dropper post,
Needs...
11-12-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Oh you bet but what really made me feel It was me...

Oh you bet but what really made me feel It was me going up in the front by 1 psi and down in the back by 1 at the same time.

Doing more testing today but I do know these plus bikes have a very...
11-12-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By osco53

10-4 On the Cujo plus bike,,,, and the bonus,, ...

10-4 On the Cujo plus bike,,,, and the bonus,,

We can set up a 29 x 2.3 wheels set and run that If the need arises :~
11-12-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,542
Posted By osco53

Note to all, don't forget the Suntour upgrade...

Note to all, don't forget the Suntour upgrade program.
You first time buyers with those crappy suntour xr/xcr or what ever they are, those forks will flex and bottom out all over the place. As your...
11-09-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

I was told that my tire pressure choice was...

I was told that my tire pressure choice was backwards for a hard tail, told I was thinking like a full suspension rider.
I was happy on my first ride with 17psi rear and 16 psi front.

For my...
11-08-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By osco53

Sounds like your a little new to all this. ...

Sounds like your a little new to all this.

Find a local bike shop you like and buy what they sell, forget this or that brand. You will need their support so support them.
Trust me on this.
...
11-08-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By osco53

She can't control her obviously dangerous pet,...

She can't control her obviously dangerous pet, Get a Good Lawyer and clean her Insurance company's clock.
A homeowner will have Insurance I would think.

As for passing her house, when you get all...
11-08-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By osco53

From Bradleykd I have not ridden a + bike...

From Bradleykd

I have not ridden a + bike yet. I really dislike fat bikes because, when you lean them over, you have to fight the front wheel from turning. Does the mid-fat do this, but to a...
11-05-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By osco53

Few Pictures In the wild on the first ride

Few Pictures In the wild on the first ride
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