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Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By UnCruel

My Farley Build

I thought I was done with the fatbike experiment. For about fifteen months, I had a Mongoose Dolomite ALX. It didn't turn out to be as much fun on the beach as I had hoped. However, it was a...
09-29-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By UnCruel

Alright, so I guess I haven't been thinking...

Alright, so I guess I haven't been thinking correctly about the purpose of the bead. I have always understood it as a protrusion that engages the hook, seating underneath it. It's probably true...
09-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By UnCruel

Hookless Rims

Confused about hookless rims. I am looking around for carbon rims (for a fatbike, ideally to take 45NRTH Dillinger 5s). Nearly everything I am able to find is hookless. I thought I understood the...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-04-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By UnCruel

Choice of tire is a factor, and often pressure is...

Choice of tire is a factor, and often pressure is a factor. For example, Origin8 Supercell tires are pretty awful at low pressure, but the same tires do almost no self-steering at the max (20 PSI)...
08-01-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By UnCruel

Grit and Flow

I am setting up, for the first time, an activity profile on my Garmin computer for MTB. The default data screens all include data points for "Grit" and "Flow". Are these things I would really want...
05-25-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By UnCruel

How do you steer that thing?

How do you steer that thing?
05-21-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By UnCruel

Earlier this month, the Missouri Senate dropped...

Earlier this month, the Missouri Senate dropped the funding for this from the state's budget. The Missouri Senate and House passed the budget without this funding, and the bill has been delivered to...
05-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By UnCruel

See this thread: Trek Serial Number Decoding?...

See this thread: Trek Serial Number Decoding? (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1209331-trek-serial-number-decoding.html) I assume it applies to Electras.
05-02-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By UnCruel

This is the blind leading the blind, of course,...

This is the blind leading the blind, of course, but have you tried fabric softener? :)
04-17-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By UnCruel

I believe the main advantage of a cruiser is...

I believe the main advantage of a cruiser is riding comfort. The rider sits in a very upright position, and not as high. They also tend to come with fairly wide seats. They have a certain style. They...
04-03-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By UnCruel

Oh. That service manual names the part a...

Oh. That service manual names the part a "headset routing cap".
04-02-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By UnCruel

That did it. Thanks!

That did it. Thanks!
04-01-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By UnCruel

Is this called a Headset Cover and how do I straighten it?

Two of my bikes have carbon frames with some kind of decorative bit on the headset. It turns with the handlebars, steerer, and fork, and the cables route through it. This is on a 2022 Trek Checkpoint...
10-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,192
Posted By UnCruel

Ha! Today, I wiped most of the dirt off and then...

Ha! Today, I wiped most of the dirt off and then took it to the LBS to have the derailleurs adjusted (and, it turns out, to have the derailleur hanger straightened).
10-18-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By UnCruel

Well, I've picked this up for now. It weighs...

Well, I've picked this up for now. It weighs 15.21 grams.

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10-15-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By UnCruel

Never so far. However, I can't help thinking...

Never so far. However, I can't help thinking back to owning cheap bikes where that part slipped.


Yeah, I don't get that.
10-15-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By UnCruel

One Nut

I was looking over one of my bikes, with the intention of identifying the minimum tools required to service the thing in the field. It turns out I can do anything that needs to be done with four...
09-20-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,370
Posted By UnCruel

My bike rack is a Yakima SingleSpeed. I have a...

My bike rack is a Yakima SingleSpeed. I have a 1-1/4" Class I receiver hitch on my Ford Focus, because that's all I can get for it, so I appreciate the racks that work with it.

It has an internal...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,513
Posted By UnCruel

On my small-frame ALX, from the center of the...

On my small-frame ALX, from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube measures just a hair over 15 inches.

(Please ignore my rusty chain. I haven't done anything with it except...
09-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By UnCruel

I do. I'm Goldilocks about everything, cycling...

I do. I'm Goldilocks about everything, cycling included. I arguably have too much gear.

How can you know, objectively, whether you have "too much"? Well, in my case, I'm having trouble figuring...
09-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,472
Posted By UnCruel

Does Clothing Matter?

I own some lycra shorts and some cycling jerseys, and I've worn them, but these days I mostly find myself wearing civilian t-shirt and shorts when I ride. On a FB group awhile back, someone was...
04-11-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,922
Posted By UnCruel

I was having the same trouble several years ago,...

I was having the same trouble several years ago, perhaps even more frequently than you. I had the conversation at my LBS, and he suggested that I feel around inside the tire for sharp things. I began...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-11-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,513
Posted By UnCruel

The Mongoose Dolomite ALX is probably the only...

The Mongoose Dolomite ALX is probably the only fat bike that fits your criteria, priced right at $500. It has 4" wide 26" tires. Mine, which is the 17" Small frame, weighed 36.4 pounds stock. The 19"...
03-16-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By UnCruel

Thanks, everyone! The bike is working great with...

Thanks, everyone! The bike is working great with the spacer.
03-14-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By UnCruel

Not going so well so far. A 10mm allen wrench is...

Not going so well so far. A 10mm allen wrench is not engaging my freehub. There are hexagonal flats way inside, but they are bigger than 10mm. My best guess, since I don't have a good way to measure...
03-09-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By UnCruel

I recall at the time that the Sirrus and the...

I recall at the time that the Sirrus and the Sirrus Sport were two different models.



I agree that I'd rather just buy a wheel (or two, so they match). It has been more than three decades since...
03-09-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By UnCruel

I was really asking about the process, but here...

I was really asking about the process, but here goes:
It is a Specialized Sirrus, manufactured May 20, 2010. It is the rear wheel. There is no labeling anywhere on the rim or hub, except on the...
03-09-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By UnCruel

Where to Find Parts

I bent up a rim (don't ask) enough that there is no straightening it. I need a new rim or wheel. I've been searching online, and it's kind of hopeless. There are rims online, but in most cases I...
09-15-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 17,694
Posted By UnCruel

Yeah, that same guy would roll his eyes at any...

Yeah, that same guy would roll his eyes at any problems you might have with your smartphone or your email. I suspect you take for granted how immersed you were in mechanical thinking when you were...
Forum: Introductions
09-06-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By UnCruel

Howdy from St. Louis

Hi, folks! Since I've joined, asked a question, and gotten an answer, I suppose the polite thing to do would be to introduce myself and hang around for a while. :)

I live in Arnold, which is a...
09-06-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By UnCruel

That site, the chart, and all the information...

That site, the chart, and all the information surrounding it were quite informative and exactly the sort of knowledge I was looking for. Thank you! Not only did it have the answer I was looking...
09-06-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By UnCruel

Relationship between tire width and rim width

Short question: If I switch to a wider tire, do I also need to change out my wheels/rims?

Longer details: I have a Specialized Sirrus which was sold to me as a hybrid. I mostly ride it on roads,...
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