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11-27-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 293
Posted By katsup

Those Juin Tech R1s are still working great on my...

Those Juin Tech R1s are still working great on my commuter. They have a little over 4500 miles on them now. They work much better than BB7s in a drop bar setup as they helped with the lever pull when...
11-26-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 293
Posted By katsup

I haven't had the BB7 fail me either, but the...

I haven't had the BB7 fail me either, but the stopping power feels stronger with my Klampers and I am more confident with them. Just not 3x as stronger.
11-26-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 293
Posted By katsup

I have a bike with Klampers and BB7 as well. The...

I have a bike with Klampers and BB7 as well. The klampers I trust more on steep technical downhills and don't feel the same security on the BB7. Although, the bikes are rather different.

While...
11-26-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 293
Posted By katsup

The 3 cyccommute posted are sold in road (short...

The 3 cyccommute posted are sold in road (short pull) and mountain (long pull). The BB7 and Klampers use the same name, the road TRP is labeled Spyre.

Edit: veganbikes beat me.
11-16-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By katsup

My El Mariachi was sold new with a rigid fork. I...

My El Mariachi was sold new with a rigid fork. I refer to it as my flat bar gravel / fire road bike more than a mountain bike. Whether a rigid fork would work for you really depends on the terrain...
11-15-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,151
Posted By katsup

I've had a few lugged 970s, the seat post size...

I've had a few lugged 970s, the seat post size changed during the model's lifecycle. These are the years I've had.

1989 = 26.8
1990 = 26.8
1992 = 27,2
11-08-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,007
Posted By katsup

Hasn't happened yet, but I'd contact the real...

Hasn't happened yet, but I'd contact the real owner to see what they'd want to do. If they want the bike back, we'll discuss from there, remember that the bikes I buy are usually $200 or less.
...
11-08-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,007
Posted By katsup

I just avoid the potential drama and not give the...

I just avoid the potential drama and not give the serial number. I'd just not answer a text or email so you'd have nothing to report to the local PD. If they really push, and I feel nice, I'd be one...
11-08-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,007
Posted By katsup

I wouldn't give a seller the serial number. They...

I wouldn't give a seller the serial number. They could register it under their name, report it stolen and you'd be stuck proving it's yours or be forced to hand over the bike.

In person, I don't...
11-01-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By katsup

Not much more than the Juin Tech GT-P are the...

Not much more than the Juin Tech GT-P are the Paul Klampers. You may be able to get them from Germany shops such as bike24 for around the same price.

I run Juin Tech R1 (105 R7000 levers) on my...
10-29-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By katsup

Different internals, you can't just replace the...

Different internals, you can't just replace the freehub.
10-27-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By katsup

Bikesdirect is real, but their website is not...

Bikesdirect is real, but their website is not very good.

You have a Gunnar roadie, they have a gravel bike, I'd suggest starting with them.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By katsup

The older FX were more like road bikes, while the...

The older FX were more like road bikes, while the newer ones are becoming more gravel.

NIce score, better than a Marlin for commuting. Enjoy!
10-01-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By katsup

You didn't mention how tall you are. ...

You didn't mention how tall you are. Manufactures have different measurements with their frames. For example, I am a L or XL depending how the manufacture designs the frame.

To answer the...
Replies: 638
Views: 261,371
Posted By katsup

Manual renewing. Often ads are synced up at the...

Manual renewing. Often ads are synced up at the same time so 30 sec going through the list of renew every 48 hours is not difficult.
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By katsup

Size appears to be 12"? That's a kid size bike. ...

Size appears to be 12"? That's a kid size bike.

At 6ft, you should be looking at 20-22" bikes
09-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By katsup

My Giant P-TRX 1 wheels don't need rim tape for...

My Giant P-TRX 1 wheels don't need rim tape for tubeless. I haven't needed to replace a spoke on these wheels to know what's involved.

Personally, I'd just deal with the tape to give you more...
09-21-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,132
Posted By katsup

eBay is the only outlet I know to actually sell...

eBay is the only outlet I know to actually sell some items at a decent price. I don't like some of their policies, but I deal with it. Granted I only sell between $3-5k a year.

They usually hold...
09-20-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,133
Posted By katsup

What brand of brake pads are you buying? Are...

What brand of brake pads are you buying? Are they cheap off brand? Or a reputable brand like Shimano, Kool Stop, etc...?
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By katsup

Unless you are willing to ship, this really...

Unless you are willing to ship, this really depends on your market. I would leave it as is though, unless you want to part out. The person buying this will know bikes.
09-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By katsup

What pdlamb said is correct, technically the stem...

What pdlamb said is correct, technically the stem should hold the preload and all you need to do is add the cap.

However, there may be something wrong for the cap to fall off which is why he is...
09-13-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By katsup

OP's photo gallery with a photo of the bike ...

OP's photo gallery with a photo of the bike
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/541184
09-12-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By katsup

What I was trying to get at is that the Roscoe 6...

What I was trying to get at is that the Roscoe 6 is a fine bike, but it is a beginner bike with outdated geometry and specs (rear non boost). With the Roscoe 7, you have the same frame as the 9 so...
09-12-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By katsup

The fork on the Roscoe 7 will cost you about $300...

The fork on the Roscoe 7 will cost you about $300 new. Then it's only $300 more for a better base.

There are other significant differences between the two, such as 29" tires, 10sp vs 12sp, boost...
09-11-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By katsup

Watch Hardtail Party's review of the Roscoe. ...

Watch Hardtail Party's review of the Roscoe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_YsFYCBsck

Note that the Roscoe 7 and higher are better geometry than the 6. He covers that in the video.
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By katsup

If the Marin has a rigid fork, go for that one....

If the Marin has a rigid fork, go for that one. It is almost half the cost of the next cheapest and the difference between LX and DX is minimal.

This is assuming all are rideable and in similar...
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By katsup

I am a few hours North of you and have sold...

I am a few hours North of you and have sold Stumpjumpers for $400. A restored one (new cable, housing, grease, etc...) was before covid and a mid 80's one as a project was a few months ago, I sold...
09-01-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By katsup

You can meet the seller at a bike shop and have...

You can meet the seller at a bike shop and have them look it over for a small fee. Although you do risk scaring the seller away if they have multiple interested parties.
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By katsup

In the Southern California market, between...

In the Southern California market, between $200-$300 if it's ready to ride. Closer to $200 (maybe less now) as the covid bike boom is fading.
08-30-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,926
Posted By katsup

I've made 2 purchases from bike24 this year and...

I've made 2 purchases from bike24 this year and both were shipped by DHL in Germany and handed off to USPS in the states.

Check if you order even arrived by FedEx.
08-20-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By katsup

The parts you have listed should work fine with...

The parts you have listed should work fine with the 8sp tourney cassette and derailleurs. Just make sure the shifters you buy are 3x8sp as that shifter comes in a few speeds.


I have BB7 and Paul...
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By katsup

I'm expecting a "sold while waiting for valuation...

I'm expecting a "sold while waiting for valuation responses" post.
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By katsup

Yes. Looks like a 20in or large. Expect it...

Yes.

Looks like a 20in or large. Expect it to need a tune up
07-31-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By katsup

I think those are the same covers as the push...

I think those are the same covers as the push pull Deore XT (ST-M095)and Deore DX models. The shade of black may be off.
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By katsup

It has more value as yard art than as a bike.

It has more value as yard art than as a bike.
07-29-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By katsup

I'd look for a size Large (20") For...

I'd look for a size Large (20")

For comparison, I'm around 6'1.5" and prefer a 22" Trek 970 Singletrack.
07-03-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,563
Posted By katsup

Tires, as already mentioned, and aerodynamics are...

Tires, as already mentioned, and aerodynamics are going to affect you speed the most. If you have a 800mm width handlebar, you may want to consider something closer to 650-700mm.
06-23-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By katsup

This way is cheaper ...

This way is cheaper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYrK7DOkCk

I use to use a binder clip before I bought the tool.
06-20-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By katsup

The two bikes are going to ride different, note...

The two bikes are going to ride different, note the head tube angle and chainstay differences. (The FX2 and 8.9 appear to have the same geometry as the ones you are looking at)...
06-18-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By katsup

The far right cap and the one on the freehub are...

The far right cap and the one on the freehub are DT Swiss end caps. I do not recognize the two caps on the left. The NDS cap is the one on the far right, the one with the silver.

Note that the...
06-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By katsup

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3...

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3 has a cheap suspension fork. In my opinion, a rigid fork is a better option for a hybrid, especially when compared to a cheaper suspension fork.
06-17-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By katsup

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being...

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being rather common reason in the years to come.
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By katsup

Your Trek 820 has little collector value, but...

Your Trek 820 has little collector value, but does have value as a working bike. In my market, around $100 if it is in working condition. It needing a tire(s) means it is worth less.
06-16-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,420
Posted By katsup

A few other cyclist and I were in one lane at a...

A few other cyclist and I were in one lane at a light. A small pickup pulled up in the lane next to us and said "Remember, you are not a car".
06-14-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 882
Posted By katsup

I now own 4 bikes and they all get ridden. ...

I now own 4 bikes and they all get ridden. Although, my 2 modern bikes are used for 75% of my riding. The 2 vintage mountain bikes are used for more relaxing rides, one is setup as a hybrid, the...
06-12-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By katsup

Here is one for you. A 1989 Extreme Punisher who...

Here is one for you. A 1989 Extreme Punisher who I bought from the original owner. He had custom ordered the XXL size (apparently the first from extreme) and chose the paint.
...
06-11-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,056
Posted By katsup

I've never used "Tektro MD-C510 Mechanical Disc"...

I've never used "Tektro MD-C510 Mechanical Disc" brakes, but just a better quality brake, whether hydraulic, mechanical or cable pull hydro (like Juin Tech), would be better.
06-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,145
Posted By katsup

I had this stand for a few years and a number of...

I had this stand for a few years and a number of refurbished bikes. I have since replaced it, but this is what I remember:

You tend to trip over the feet of the stand quite often.
The covers...
06-11-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By katsup

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have a bit of time before I'm ordering, I'll think about whether 2 or 3...
06-11-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By katsup

Thank you for all this. I feel more confident...

Thank you for all this. I feel more confident that I am ordering the correct length.

I have thought about using thicker drive side spokes, and there are a lot of opinions on both ways. However, I...
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