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07-15-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,895
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...
06-28-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
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...
06-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,016
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: 642
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.
05-20-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
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.
05-03-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
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.
02-02-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,992
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...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,716
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not until they make it mandatory.

Not until they make it mandatory.
01-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
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.
01-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,327
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.
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: 1,294
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: 2,634
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...
12-13-20, 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: 1,731
Posted By c_m_shooter

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Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,262
Posted By c_m_shooter

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the...

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the rain, crashed on mountain trails, and will still last ten years or more. Scuffs and fading are character, don't worry about it. I have had them on...
11-23-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of...

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of balance.
11-18-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,627
Posted By c_m_shooter

They don't learn because it is something only old...

They don't learn because it is something only old guys do now....
11-15-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,627
Posted By c_m_shooter

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years...

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years old, 5'8" and nearly 250 and can still do a manual and Jhop. I never have been able to carry a wheelie at the balance point, but can hop any bike I...
11-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By c_m_shooter

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I...

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I had the same first ride you just described. Don't worry about speed for now. The good thing is, time in the saddle and distance will increase a LOT...
11-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,514
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you...

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you describe. Tubeless is for lower tire pressures on singletrack rides. I hear some are going tubeless on road bikes, but I am not sure why. I tried it on a...
11-11-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,659
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference...

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference as some claim. 650b gives a little more toe clearance for tight turns, but those of us who ride smaller frames learn to ride around the toe overlap. I...
11-09-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By c_m_shooter

You should be on a large or XL frame. You will...

You should be on a large or XL frame. You will feel pretty cramped on this bike on long rides. We used to think riding a smaller frame size made the bike better handling off road. The reality is...
10-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By c_m_shooter

Hiking boots and Merino wool socks.

Hiking boots and Merino wool socks.
10-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By c_m_shooter

Just lock the front derailer in the center...

Just lock the front derailer in the center position with the endpoint adjustments and leave your existing cranks on there. That is how we did it in the old days.
10-22-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,268
Posted By c_m_shooter

Most of us have stopped even looking at the BSOs...

Most of us have stopped even looking at the BSOs offered at Wal Mart. Go buy a Hyper explorer and let us know what order things start failing.
10-15-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By c_m_shooter

Disk brakes don't matter. If you were going to be...

Disk brakes don't matter. If you were going to be bombing trails at a lift assisted park, yes, but you won't be doing that on a $400 bike. The Bikes Direct bikes are as good as bike shop bikes of...
10-14-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By c_m_shooter

You have a nice bike. Quit looking at the...

You have a nice bike. Quit looking at the internet and go ride.
09-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By c_m_shooter

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth under whatever...

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth under whatever cargo shorts or pants you like. I find the fast dry "fishing shirts" from cabelas and bass pro to be the most comfortable in the heat (better than bike...
09-30-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By c_m_shooter

No it uses a bolt and wedge. You can run a cable...

No it uses a bolt and wedge. You can run a cable lock around it to the safety hooks just in case it loosens on you.
09-30-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,168
Posted By c_m_shooter

Some of you need to spend some time racing...

Some of you need to spend some time racing mountain bikes and motorcycles on singletrack or fixed gears at a Velodrome. Any pass that doesn't stuff you into tree with a shoulder is a good pass. I...
09-28-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,293
Posted By c_m_shooter

You kind of need to know where you want be...

You kind of need to know where you want be compared to what is on there now. The reach is measured from the center of the quill to center of the bars. For diameter, I would order the 26mm and a...
09-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,924
Posted By c_m_shooter

Minimum about 28mm. I've done lots miles on 23's...

Minimum about 28mm. I've done lots miles on 23's though.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By c_m_shooter

1up USA. If your car is low, the 2 bike rack may...

1up USA. If your car is low, the 2 bike rack may be too low though. I use a 1 bike 1up on my Mustang and I have to be careful about dips into and out of parking lots. I liked having it on the roof...
09-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By c_m_shooter

The bike has a triple on the front. More gears...

The bike has a triple on the front. More gears in the back will not net you any advantage. Rim brakes mean you have to stay with the same rim size, there is nothing wrong with 26" tires.
09-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,775
Posted By c_m_shooter

That is an aluminum frame, so wider tire would...

That is an aluminum frame, so wider tire would probably be a little better ride. Tires are individual though, and I don't know your road conditions.
09-22-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By c_m_shooter

Schwalbe

Schwalbe
09-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,096
Posted By c_m_shooter

The Sam Houston and Davy Crockett National...

The Sam Houston and Davy Crockett National forests are pretty popular bikepacking areas in southeast texas. I plan on heading down there next month or so with a small group.
09-22-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,899
Posted By c_m_shooter

"Knarly terrain" gets ridden in the drops. I...

"Knarly terrain" gets ridden in the drops. I have had the bars slip downward when landing jumps on the hoods and it is awkward. I like the Rando bars from VO, Nitto Noodles, or several of the dirt...
09-22-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,123
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b9RxXGzSY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b9RxXGzSY

It depends on what you expect. The simpler the bike the more likely it will be ok. I would avoid anything with suspension and a front derailer. Rear...
09-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,062
Posted By c_m_shooter

Whenever that has happened in the past, they...

Whenever that has happened in the past, they followed me until they could make up a reason to pull me over.
09-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By c_m_shooter

The front brake is 90 percent of your stopping...

The front brake is 90 percent of your stopping power. If you know how to use it you will be fine.
09-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,922
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a bike and go ride. You will be fine. Start...

Get a bike and go ride. You will be fine. Start in a controlled environment like an empty parking lot on a sunday, and the move to cycle paths. Once you get an idea of mileage you are capable of...
09-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,096
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been a fan of Rivendell bikes since I...

I have been a fan of Rivendell bikes since I found them. I don't have one of his frames yet, but several of my bikes have parts from his catalog on them. What I enjoy about cycling is the ride, not...
09-19-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,293
Posted By c_m_shooter

28's aren't skinny. Those were considered fat...

28's aren't skinny. Those were considered fat comfort road tire before the gravel bike craze kicked in. Put a new set of tires and tubes on it, clean it up and ride.
09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By c_m_shooter

That bike is way too small unless you are going...

That bike is way too small unless you are going for a "race fit". I am 5'8" and ride 54-56 road bikes, I like a touring fit. That being said, being a little sore after the first ride does not...
09-17-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,748
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get one of these. Check the spoke tension and go...

Get one of these. Check the spoke tension and go ride. It took me several years to destroy the stock wheels on my Cross Check back in the day, these should be fine.
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