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10-01-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By rosefarts

I forgot to mention. A lot of time on a mountain...

I forgot to mention. A lot of time on a mountain bike is slow, especially if you are doing all the climbing and not shuttling. That 22 mile ride might have been 4 hours. Thatís not an insignificant...
10-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By rosefarts

This isnít a hardtail issue. Or tire pressure. Or...

This isnít a hardtail issue. Or tire pressure. Or any of that stuff.

Basically, youíre finding the seats uncomfortable. There are several possibilities and Iíll outline them below.

-The seat is...
09-30-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 136,490
Posted By rosefarts

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Doesnít count unless youíre moving.
09-30-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
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...
09-30-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By rosefarts

So Iíll probably answer all these questions when...

So Iíll probably answer all these questions when it shows up but do I need a RWGPS subscription to use it? Iím not opposed but Iím already paying for trail forks, and some yoga app I donít use, and...
09-29-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve wanted to attend his frame building class. I...

Iíve wanted to attend his frame building class. I donít have the budget or time to do so but I thought it would be amazing. Pair it with a climbing trip at the park and it would be a great week.
...
09-28-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By rosefarts

Finally got navigation

I hate the idea of it, and love the clean handlebar look but after moving so often as a contract employee, Iím always in exploring mode.

The last several rides finally convinced me.

Every...
09-28-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By rosefarts

1x is both great and it sucks. The...

1x is both great and it sucks.

The simplicity of it all is hard to beat. Up or down, no need to stress out.

The trouble is the gaps in between. For example, I ride 40x10-44 that is a sram 11...
09-28-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By rosefarts

Every once in a while I see a successful bird...

Every once in a while I see a successful bird hunter with a poodle. Pretty uncommon but as long as you donít have to yell a silly name around other people it might work.

The pudlpointer seems...
09-28-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,099
Posted By rosefarts

I think my record is 15 minutes without stopping...

I think my record is 15 minutes without stopping to look at the map.
09-27-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By rosefarts

If you like that bike, itís yours. She can get...

If you like that bike, itís yours. She can get her own if sheís serious.
09-24-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By rosefarts

I did a spray paint of teal and tan, because I...

I did a spray paint of teal and tan, because I can do whatever I want. Looked ok in the end actually.
09-24-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,603
Posted By rosefarts

2 completely unimportant things from your OP. ...

2 completely unimportant things from your OP.

In the mountain bike world, SRAM very much makes parts for weaklings. Lunar Eagle is pretty much codeword for riding in your mid 40ís and above....
09-22-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
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...
09-22-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,521
Posted By rosefarts

There are padded compression sleeves all over...

There are padded compression sleeves all over Amazon. There are also padded long sleeve shirts. Goalie jerseys and rugby jerseys mainly. Either would work fine at night with temps dropping.

A...
09-22-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,521
Posted By rosefarts

Cyclists are such dicks.

Cyclists are such dicks.
09-19-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By rosefarts

I had 19 internal with 38mm. It was fine actually...

I had 19 internal with 38mm. It was fine actually but all the tech people probably disagree.
09-19-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By rosefarts

You can fit 35mm tires on a road wheel, it might...

You can fit 35mm tires on a road wheel, it might not be ideal but it can be done. Maybe a bit more even.

So that would be an option for you.

I donít think anyone makes a carbon wheel with an...
09-19-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By rosefarts

Something is set up wrong. It should shift fine.

Something is set up wrong. It should shift fine.
09-18-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By rosefarts

A lot (all?) older Campagnolo front shifters are...

A lot (all?) older Campagnolo front shifters are up or down, so it should work.

Nobody has tried it, because itís a weird idea.
09-15-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,628
Posted By rosefarts

Get a Softride

Get a Softride
09-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
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...
09-12-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By rosefarts

The first thing you need to do is examine that...

The first thing you need to do is examine that Fabric Scoop closely. I had one and one and one side was slightly higher. I didnít notice it at first and was a little upset that my butt hurt worse on...
09-09-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By rosefarts

I saw that bumper sticker literally today.

I saw that bumper sticker literally today.
09-05-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By rosefarts

Iíd probably replace the whole wheel. If you have...

Iíd probably replace the whole wheel. If you have a bike co-op in your area, this will be super easy and cheap.

If you insist on keeping the wheel, take all the tension off the remaining spokes...
09-05-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,140
Posted By rosefarts

You could go full redneck on it. -Cut most...

You could go full redneck on it.

-Cut most of the bent tube above the weld off.

-Dilate it back to the proper size using progressively larger rods. A hammer and grease.

-Once youíve got the...
09-05-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By rosefarts

Fitting a tire wider than 25mm is likely to be a...

Fitting a tire wider than 25mm is likely to be a challenge.

Parts replacement is going to get harder.

Its certainly got a lot more soul than a new bike though. Itís up to you.

Kinda like I...
09-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
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: 384
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: 724
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: 916
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: 725
Posted By rosefarts

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09-02-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
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: 544
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, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,874
Posted By rosefarts

The ďapproachĒ to some gravel roads in my area...

The ďapproachĒ to some gravel roads in my area are so steep mountainous paved roads. As such, Iíve ridden them several times on both a 18lb road bike with 25mm GP 4000ís and a 22lb gravel bike with...
08-31-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
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, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By rosefarts

Iíd pay extra not to have one of the big brands.

Iíd pay extra not to have one of the big brands.
08-30-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
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: 20
Views: 422
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: 20
Views: 422
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.
08-27-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By rosefarts

Iím fairly old school in all things. I did hang...

Iím fairly old school in all things. I did hang up my mountain bikes in the late 90ís only to pick it back up a couple years ago.

Its not even comparable. What a basic XC bike can do compared to...
08-26-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By rosefarts

Scratched Stanchion

Was it today or a couple days ago? Honestly Iím not sure. Itís at about 60-70% of my travel, so itís not going to run over my seals every time.

Its a tiny nick with no major burr. I might go over...
08-22-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
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.
08-22-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By rosefarts

Stans Dart trail side tips?

I got a puncture that was too big for my sealant. It was honestly not too bad but it just kept hissing. This was on the rolling surface of a Maxis Dissector. Not on the knobs but on the flat surface...
08-21-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,175
Posted By rosefarts

My BSR bikes (big stupid ride) are tubeless. I...

My BSR bikes (big stupid ride) are tubeless. I got a flat in one of them today, first time in probably 2 years. I guess it was my turn. With tubeless, if you do get a puncture, itíll seal most times....
08-20-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By rosefarts

I usually build my own bikes. This involves a...

I usually build my own bikes. This involves a smattering of parts i already have, a couple good deals on used gear, and a few more items found on sale. It works and is pretty fun to do.

On my...
08-09-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,764
Posted By rosefarts

In my prime, 8a+.

In my prime, 8a+.
07-30-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By rosefarts

They do offer a Yelli frame for around $800. ...

They do offer a Yelli frame for around $800.

Last I checked they had partial builds on the website so they could keep selling bikes despite parts shortages. Those are definitely less than a...
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