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07-19-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 822
Posted By c_m_shooter

Take the big ring off, shorten the chain and...

Take the big ring off, shorten the chain and adjust the endpoint of the front derailer. The bike will serve you for years. The new drivetrains are mostly marketing BS.
07-15-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,819
Posted By c_m_shooter

I carried bikes, camping, hunting gear, kayaks,...

I carried bikes, camping, hunting gear, kayaks, and lumber on my M3 over the time I had it. Got some strange looks during hunting season in Wyoming. I drive in as far as I dared with the car, then...
07-12-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By c_m_shooter

You could get a decent hardtail.

You could get a decent hardtail.
06-28-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By c_m_shooter

It should do fine. The worst dept store bikes...

It should do fine. The worst dept store bikes are the suspended ones, and that bike is rigid, so it is a good bet. Check the spoke tension after the first ride and try to keep the derailers...
06-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,589
Posted By c_m_shooter

Is that thing hose clamped to your derailer. ...

Is that thing hose clamped to your derailer. This isn't going to end well. Get a road bike and you can outrun the dogs.
06-23-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,182
Posted By c_m_shooter

I know a few with chainring tattoos

I know a few with chainring tattoos
06-23-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,670
Posted By c_m_shooter

The 13/16 seatposts for my Schwinn DX klunker...

The 13/16 seatposts for my Schwinn DX klunker were very bad about bending on easy trail rides until I hammered a 3/4" solid rod into one of them. It has been in there for 15 years now, and no more...
06-21-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By c_m_shooter

Small block 8's

Small block 8's
06-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By c_m_shooter

11-36 is crazy wide for a road bike. I have used...

11-36 is crazy wide for a road bike. I have used a 12-26 with 36/46 for years. I put an 11-32 on for loaded touring, but swap it back as soon as I get home. Don't overthink this. Use big ring for...
06-21-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By c_m_shooter

Put new tires, tubes and cables on the old bike...

Put new tires, tubes and cables on the old bike and ride. Go bike shopping when you feel the bike is limiting the rides you want to do. Bikes and parts are still in short supply, so you may not...
06-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By c_m_shooter

A half hour to 40 minutes before my legs and...

A half hour to 40 minutes before my legs and lungs come to an agreement and start working together. Once that happens I can enjoy the ride for a few hours.
06-21-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,886
Posted By c_m_shooter

You don't need to eat or drink on a 20 mile ride....

You don't need to eat or drink on a 20 mile ride. If you are dehydrated, it is because you didn't drink enough yesterday. This time of year I need to drink at least a gallon of water a day, more if...
06-21-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By c_m_shooter

If the little chainring is "too spinny", then a...

If the little chainring is "too spinny", then a bigger cassette will be also.
06-11-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By c_m_shooter

Any SRAM or Shimano cassette with the same number...

Any SRAM or Shimano cassette with the same number of speeds as you currently have will work. You will probably looking for something in the 11-32 or so range.
06-11-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sounds like your valve is keeping the tire from...

Sounds like your valve is keeping the tire from sweating. Loosen the locknut, push it in and see if it seats properly. I would just put a tube in it. The convenience of tubeless sounds like a...
05-28-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By c_m_shooter

Go faster. The suspension is going to make it...

Go faster. The suspension is going to make it hard to pump the bike for more boost, go back to a hardtail or rigid to learn.
05-20-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By c_m_shooter

In a department store bike you want the fewest...

In a department store bike you want the fewest moving parts possible. No suspension at all. Either no gears or just rear gears.
05-20-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By c_m_shooter

You don't have to change anything on the rear.

You don't have to change anything on the rear.
05-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By c_m_shooter

I recommend throwing away the derailer and going...

I recommend throwing away the derailer and going SS.
05-03-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By c_m_shooter

More speeds aren't needed, it all marketing. If...

More speeds aren't needed, it all marketing. If it works keep riding it.
05-03-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By c_m_shooter

He is meaning, the low end forks tend be treated...

He is meaning, the low end forks tend be treated as throwaways. The high end forks can be serviced and possibly last longer. I have been riding since your Rockhopper was new and rigid forks still...
04-29-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By c_m_shooter

Use a Surly Tugnut to hold it in place. It comes...

Use a Surly Tugnut to hold it in place. It comes with washers so it will work with a skewer.
04-29-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By c_m_shooter

32 front with 11-34 is a fine setup. That is...

32 front with 11-34 is a fine setup. That is what is on my pugsley.
04-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By c_m_shooter

Wheel diameter doesn't matter much, I have them...

Wheel diameter doesn't matter much, I have them all. Frame geometry effects the feel much more. Wider tires are better until they get too wide and heavy. Your local terrain will de life what you...
04-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a fatter tire up front and ride it like it is.

Get a fatter tire up front and ride it like it is.
03-22-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By c_m_shooter

The brakes that come with it are probably fine. ...

The brakes that come with it are probably fine. There are very few aftermarket options for V brakes unless you are lucky to find NOS stuff on the bay.
03-11-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By c_m_shooter

SRAM 9 speed cassettes will work if you find one...

SRAM 9 speed cassettes will work if you find one cheaper than shimano. I use SRAM chains because I like the quick link.
03-04-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By c_m_shooter

duluth coolmax long briefs under whatever cargo...

duluth coolmax long briefs under whatever cargo shorts or pants I want to wear.
02-25-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By c_m_shooter

You are the same height and inseam as me. A lot...

You are the same height and inseam as me. A lot of manufacturers have us in the overlap area between med and small. I go for mediums now, years ago I would go small for a "race fit".
02-24-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By c_m_shooter

25 front, 30 rear

25 front, 30 rear
02-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By c_m_shooter

Keep your feet on the pedals, clipped in or not. ...

Keep your feet on the pedals, clipped in or not. I ride motorcycles off road a lot, and if you have to dab a foot, you have already lost. No sense in getting your lower leg ran over in the process.
02-02-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't think any of those are worth upgrading...

I don't think any of those are worth upgrading to. You aren't really going to have any meaningful improvement. Weight doesn't matter unless it is wheel weight, and heavier wheels balance out the...
02-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it is a standard clamp on, don't sweat it. It...

If it is a standard clamp on, don't sweat it. It will be fine.
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01-30-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,710
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not until they make it mandatory.

Not until they make it mandatory.
01-29-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,367
Posted By c_m_shooter

I work in a production facility in a different...

I work in a production facility in a different industry, but the struggles are the same. With people getting sent home sick and because of contact tracing of possible exposure, it is impossible to...
01-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By c_m_shooter

Have your shop hand tension the stock rear wheel...

Have your shop hand tension the stock rear wheel and ride it.
01-29-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By c_m_shooter

That is just an old quill to threadless adaptor....

That is just an old quill to threadless adaptor. The top cap bolt is offset because the wedge bolt would be in the way if it was centered. That isn't a 2000 model bike, more likely mid 90's. Doesn't...
01-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,641
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you really insist on trying this theory out,...

If you really insist on trying this theory out, you need to look for a used Salsa Fargo. That is the only mountain capable bike that I know specifically designed for drop bars. Some folks have set...
01-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,275
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking...

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking down will take a few rides to get used to. I hook my thumb on the top tube so I'm not just stabbing at the air reaching for them.
01-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By c_m_shooter

I say you won't notice a difference.

I say you won't notice a difference.
01-06-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By c_m_shooter

Yes, disk brake pads seem to wear out faster than...

Yes, disk brake pads seem to wear out faster than rim brakes. I only remember changing pads on V brakes one time over the span of several bikes in about 10 years. Ever since they phased out V...
01-01-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By c_m_shooter

Best to run the widest tire you can fit in the...

Best to run the widest tire you can fit in the current fork. Height doesn't matter much.
12-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By c_m_shooter

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't...

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't fall for the marketing hype.
12-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By c_m_shooter

There is always a chance you could be walking...

There is always a chance you could be walking home. Carry a tube with you along with your plug kit. Bring a rag to wipe your hands with also, because putting a tube in a previous tubeless setup is...
12-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. ...

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. No suspension to rob power, only one derailer to worry about keeping working. I would check the tune, make sure it shifts through al the gears. Park...
12-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,812
Posted By c_m_shooter

Some of my bikes have different size tires, so...

Some of my bikes have different size tires, so not usually. If they are the same size, I run the newer tire up front.
12-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 771
Posted By c_m_shooter

My 1up rack has outlasted the first car I had it...

My 1up rack has outlasted the first car I had it on. When I needed to convert it from roof mount to hitch mount, they knew what parts I needed to make the switch. Best rack I have owned in 20 years...
12-13-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By c_m_shooter

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the...

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the wheel size.
12-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By c_m_shooter

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12-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By c_m_shooter

Put it back on the bike. You can't see that side...

Put it back on the bike. You can't see that side from there.
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