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11-18-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By rosefarts

I think only the most delusional of mountain...

I think only the most delusional of mountain bikers can straight faced say that itís an environmentally friendly activity.

Motorized off roaders cover a lot more ground, faster, with wider and...
11-15-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 693
Posted By rosefarts

Can be done. Donít expect it to handle as well....

Can be done. Donít expect it to handle as well. Likewise, donít expect the weight loss to work miracles.

Get a fork with a similar axle to crown measurement or itíll change your geometry.
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11-02-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By rosefarts

My big toe is fused. That means the joint was...

My big toe is fused. That means the joint was surgically removed and the remaining ends we attached with a screw. This happened due to climbing shoes, repetition, and bad luck. In the process leading...
10-31-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By rosefarts

Good stuff yíall. At this point, basically...

Good stuff yíall.

At this point, basically what we have learned is that yes, itís possible. As to whether I did, thatís another mystery I may never solve.

I have one of those elastic and Velcro...
10-04-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By rosefarts

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10-04-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By rosefarts

Is that Marco Pantani?

Is that Marco Pantani?
10-04-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By rosefarts

Canít find my bike?

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I put this on my bike and now I canít find it. I...
09-30-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 137,465
Posted By rosefarts

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Doesnít count unless youíre moving.
09-30-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By rosefarts

Thatís who I bought mine from. At $300 I was...

Thatís who I bought mine from. At $300 I was never going to make up my mind since there are quite a few well regarded models close to that price.

At $150, I couldnít buy anything with those...
09-22-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By rosefarts

So you actually already solved the problem...

So you actually already solved the problem without realizing it. Something is wrong with your chain rings. Worn shifting ramps, generic with no ramps, totally worn out, something.

This experiment...
09-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By rosefarts

1x is quite simple and clean. Works great and...

1x is quite simple and clean. Works great and looks good.

But for 8 speeds the jumps between gears is pretty huge. Or you have to sacrifice the high and low end for a smoother ride. Both of these...
09-09-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By rosefarts

I saw that bumper sticker literally today.

I saw that bumper sticker literally today.
09-05-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By rosefarts

I personally like 700x25 for the road but trends...

I personally like 700x25 for the road but trends are not going that direction. I figured Iíd point it out to you.

Good old steelies draw way more attention.

I had a group pass me up hill, guy...
09-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By rosefarts

Campy is funny stuff. Robust and smooth and...

Campy is funny stuff.

Robust and smooth and all that jazz. Also, largely incompatible with anything else.

Last year I sent my 10 speed Ergoís to a company for a rebuild. I donít think they...
09-04-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By rosefarts

The hitch mounted racks are pretty expensive and...

The hitch mounted racks are pretty expensive and some thieves know that. Iíve heard of those getting stolen.

The trunk rack youíve got isnít worth much and certainly wonít bring much cash at a...
09-04-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By rosefarts

Is it medial or lateral? I know itís something...

Is it medial or lateral? I know itís something like golf vs tennis but people mix the two up all the time.

Strengthening exercises with a hammer seem really effective. You can look those up on...
09-03-22, 09:03 PM
09-03-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By rosefarts

Are you able to test ride any of these? Fit and...

Are you able to test ride any of these? Fit and geometry matters so much more than material.
09-03-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By rosefarts

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09-02-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By rosefarts

It took a little longer than I expected because I...

It took a little longer than I expected because I got really neurotic about cleaning the rims before the new tires.

Anyway, the dropper necessitated a full housing mod, since the empty derailleur...
09-02-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By rosefarts

Every sign at every intersection on the trail...

Every sign at every intersection on the trail systems here clearly state ďno e-bikes, no pedal assistĒ

Something about Oregon law.

The trails are quiet and the people ride expected speed. I...
08-31-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By rosefarts

A move across the country, some family...

A move across the country, some family gatherings, and a completely necessary diversion into alpine climbing delayed the project.

Ill get it done today unless something funny comes up. That and a...
08-30-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By rosefarts

Letís not pretend that all things are equal. ...

Letís not pretend that all things are equal.

In the 90ís I had a ProFlex and a Zaskar LE. I thought both were amazing.

Then I got a very basic Trek Xcaliber, from the mid 2010ís and was blown...
08-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By rosefarts

Get a quick release lever for your seatpost.

Get a quick release lever for your seatpost.
08-28-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By rosefarts

Doesnít sound like the type of bike thatís worth...

Doesnít sound like the type of bike thatís worth spending anything on. Ride it and replace it with something better when youíre ready.
08-22-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By rosefarts

The bacon is a more tactile secure method for me....

The bacon is a more tactile secure method for me. I prefer it but wanted to ride and only dyna plugs were available. So far It does seem fine.
07-18-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By rosefarts

I just assumed they were handlebars for one of...

I just assumed they were handlebars for one of those toddler seat things.
07-13-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By rosefarts

Putting my thoughts together for a dropper

Last summer I got a 100mm 27.2 PNW dropper for a mountain bike I was riding. I did this knowing that I wouldnít have that bike too much longer and that I could put said dropper on my Swiss Cross.
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07-06-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By rosefarts

Osteoarthritis is hardly a death sentence. I know...

Osteoarthritis is hardly a death sentence. I know people with bilateral knee and hip replacement and are happy.

Build her the bike she wants to ride and let her rebuild herself when she needs it....
07-06-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By rosefarts

Out of necessity, I stored my bike under an...

Out of necessity, I stored my bike under an awning all spring.

It was brand new prior to me storing it there. The awning has a concrete floor and is wide enough that rain doesnít come in from high...
07-06-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By rosefarts

Canfield. Steel is the Nimble 9 and aluminum is...

Canfield. Steel is the Nimble 9 and aluminum is the Yelli Screamy. Both are what you ask for.

My dead stock Yelli is 29.44lbs. I could probably get it to 27 if I wanted to get spendy.

The bike...
06-14-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,202
Posted By rosefarts

The Elam Classic in Unaweep Canyon, CO. The...

The Elam Classic in Unaweep Canyon, CO. The categories were staged fairly close together and the 4ís caught the 3ís and intermingled. Once the descents came, that meant a pretty large (100+?) group...
06-12-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,464
Posted By rosefarts

It sounds like you aren’t getting much leverage...

It sounds like you aren’t getting much leverage from the hoods. I have that issue on a bike I ride that’s a similar age.

My newer bikes, even the ones with rim brakes have a totally different...
06-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,464
Posted By rosefarts

Bikes were not dangerous before disc brakes. They...

Bikes were not dangerous before disc brakes. They donít all need ďupgradedĒ.

Thereís lots you can do to improve your braking.

New cables and housing, lube all the pivot points. Clean the rims...
06-09-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,996
Posted By rosefarts

I'm confused. You say youíve already got a...

I'm confused.

You say youíve already got a great road bike. Cool.

Extra bikes with more bling are also cool.

So far Iím with you.

Then you go on to say you ride for fun and arenít a racer.
06-07-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,216
Posted By rosefarts

With the billion different standards, Iím more...

With the billion different standards, Iím more confident that I can get pads for my bikes from the 80ís in 30 years than I am my new bikes in 10 years.
06-02-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By rosefarts

Heís not suggesting that you buy a spoke...

Heís not suggesting that you buy a spoke threader, they cost hundreds of dollars. Heís saying that many shops have a spoke threader.

They also have a phone number. Call around. Unless you live in...
05-25-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By rosefarts

I donít know your particular model, but Iíd have...

I donít know your particular model, but Iíd have replaced the whole headset long before I waited that long on a few bearings.

Does your model have a proprietary headset that renders the whole...
04-17-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,965
Posted By rosefarts

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04-17-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By rosefarts

Not Rocky Mounts. I canít remember whom, maybe...

Not Rocky Mounts. I canít remember whom, maybe cycle gear or rhode gear or something like that.

So this thing is quite old. I got it from my mother in law after I sold my truck last year. Itís...
04-07-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By rosefarts

When I got back into cycling I got that. Then I...

When I got back into cycling I got that. Then I got in much better shape and it went away.

A far as the weight room goes, Iím not sure that matters as I was quite strong physically too.

Ride...
04-05-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,721
Posted By rosefarts

Dude, pass the bong

Dude, pass the bong
03-29-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,439
Posted By rosefarts

I had some pretty nice hardtails in that era and...

I had some pretty nice hardtails in that era and I took them some wild places.

If I had this back then, I would have likewise taken it wild places.

Any bike that comes specd with XT/XTR is...
03-26-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,408
Posted By rosefarts

I donít know if you guys are ready to hear this...

I donít know if you guys are ready to hear this but as of yesterday, thereís a happy new owner of my old bike, and Iím quite satisfied with what he paid for it.
03-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By rosefarts

Next upgrade, new couch.

Next upgrade, new couch.
03-22-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,876
Posted By rosefarts

I didnít read every response, did anyone tell him...

I didnít read every response, did anyone tell him to get a 90ís mountain bike?
03-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,319
Posted By rosefarts

At that weight, youíre only missing one thing. ...

At that weight, youíre only missing one thing.

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03-21-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By rosefarts

Last summer after a ride, my handlebars were...

Last summer after a ride, my handlebars were clearly out of alignment.

I used every redneck measuring means I could think of, and ultimately concluded that the stem was wonky. Though I couldnít...
03-21-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,876
Posted By rosefarts

I really like mine, itís very off-roady and I bet...

I really like mine, itís very off-roady and I bet the Outback is more so.

They use a straight head tube, so if you donít like the carbon fork, you can get just about anything. The carbon fork...
03-21-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,876
Posted By rosefarts

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