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10-01-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
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: 259,508
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: 285
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: 181
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: 126
Views: 3,371
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: 1,034
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: 411
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: 348
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: 558
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: 1,188
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: 1,188
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: 1,188
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: 430
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: 535
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: 632
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: 203
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: 2,851
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: 444
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: 390
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: 390
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: 357
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: 358
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: 543
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: 1,354
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: 329
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: 1,527
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: 212
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: 1,527
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: 1,039
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: 535
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: 5,225
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: 857
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: 1,076
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: 2,033
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: 9,039
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: 303
Posted By katsup

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x165/drums_troll_3178ee3c3fde9259f8967963466a8c1fa052e4b3.gif

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: 303
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...
06-10-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By katsup

Spoke Length Assistance

I've fixed spokes and replaced rims before, but I have been thinking about building up my first set of wheels. As this is my first time selecting spoke length and rim, I'd like some additional eyes...
06-06-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By katsup

No issue other than being miss matched.

No issue other than being miss matched.
06-06-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By katsup

With the right stem they can look nice. The Velo...

With the right stem they can look nice. The Velo Orange 31.8 quill comes to mind.
06-06-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By katsup

I've had one of those, could not connect with....

I've had one of those, could not connect with. Tried it a few different ways. I did learn that a drop bar on a vintage mountain bike may look nice, but they are not for me. I'd rather ride the bikes...
06-06-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By katsup

I have two mountain bikes that I mess with. I do...

I have two mountain bikes that I mess with. I do tend to use the original drive train or parts I already have.

1990 Bianchi Grizzly
- Wasn't a fan of the Suntour XC Pro, so used a mix of XT and...
05-30-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By katsup

Is the front brake pad rubbing or cable housing...

Is the front brake pad rubbing or cable housing rubbing somewhere?
05-30-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By katsup

Link ...

Link
https://www.modernbike.com/box-three-prime-9-shifter---9-speed-single-shift-matte-black

It says right on the page that it is only compatible with Box rear derailleur (Shimano is not listed...
05-28-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By katsup

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX...

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX rear derailleur). SX is SRAM's lowest tier group. I have no personal experience with this group, but have read a number of negative things online....
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By katsup

You can post some photos in your album here ...

You can post some photos in your album here
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/555070
05-23-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,692,395
Posted By katsup

Looks really good. I've been tempted to pick up...

Looks really good. I've been tempted to pick up the blue Fog Cutter and sell off my red. Just can't justify it for a color change.
05-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,273
Posted By katsup

"Wear Protection"

"Wear Protection"
05-19-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By katsup

I'm not sure I could do this swap with an XTR...

I'm not sure I could do this swap with an XTR hub, I usually look for cheaper hubs, such as Alivo, to make the new 7sp.

As for the hub wear, I'd look at why this is not spinning as smooth as your...
05-13-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 894
Posted By katsup

eBay sends the 1099-K with the full amount, but...

eBay sends the 1099-K with the full amount, but simple book keeping will keep track of your eBay fees and shipping. With a little better book keeping, you can keep track of what ou paid for each...
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