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Forum: Fatbikes
01-28-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New Fatty

Upgraded from my $200 Malus to this one. Picked it up at Cabelas for $699. It has 4.9 tires, 1X10 drive train, trigger shifter and decent mechanical brakes. It's fairly light for a fatty, and rides...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Kapusta

If I had a dime for every time I dismounted an...

If I had a dime for every time I dismounted an MTB or fat bike with both feet on the ground straddling the top tubeÖ. Well I would not have any dimes.
Forum: BMX
01-09-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Echonick

Thanks man - much appreciated. Iím looking for a...

Thanks man - much appreciated. Iím looking for a bike to ride with my son (7) who is really into it. I got a lead on that WTP Atlas bike - gonna meet up and check it out, and theyíre cool with...
01-07-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By jon c.

No reason it should be polarizing. I ride...

No reason it should be polarizing.

I ride vintage bikes and disc brakes are not in my future. Like most innovations of the last 30 years they are objectively better, but they wouldn't really...
01-07-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By wolfchild

I don't see anybody here preaching that we should...

I don't see anybody here preaching that we should abandon disc brakes and go back to rim brakes because rim brakes are better than disc brakes. Several posters have made it very clear that rim brakes...
01-06-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have multiple bikes. The only one that is...

I have multiple bikes. The only one that is disc-brake only is my fatbike, because rim brake fatbikes were never really a thing.

I am planning a long(for me) tour for later in the year and the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,824
Posted By Kapusta

I think the logic goes something like: autocross...

I think the logic goes something like: autocross is more expensive and less practical than a fat bike, therefore xc skiing is more expensive and less practical than a Fat Bike.
01-05-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Trav1s

Did some digging and found a trigger shifter...

Did some digging and found a trigger shifter option that I'm considering for the Q24. I'll see if the LBS has one in stock before the Amazon option:...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-02-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,824
Posted By himespau

Why do you need to go to a resort for XC? Any...

Why do you need to go to a resort for XC? Any park with trails (or maybe a completely snow-covered MUP) would seem to work. Guess I'm just a country boy (who has weak ankles and has never enjoyed...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-31-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,824
Posted By Kapusta

This sidebar conversation concerns when there is...

This sidebar conversation concerns when there is snow, not year round use. You are kinda moving the goalpost, here.

Iím guessing you have little experience XC Skiing. Basically none of the...
12-23-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,528
Posted By Rolla

[/color] This might be contributing to your...

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This might be contributing to your discomfort. It might not make a huge difference, but saddle designers tend to assume the user will have proper leg extension.

Worth a look:...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Calm Before The Storm

Went out for a 5 mile ride, balmy 27 deg. F., riding on last weeks snow. We're in for 15"-20" of 55 MPH blowing and drifting next few days, should make for some nice fat biking next week:winter2:...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,824
Posted By Kapusta

Assuming this is not a troll postÖ. Certain...

Assuming this is not a troll postÖ.

Certain off road conditions: snow, sand, mud, off-track, loose surface, deep leaves, and basically anywhere that traction or floatation is an issue.

Where I...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-19-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Snow?

We're getting 6"-12" about 21F, great snow biking conditions.:)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x720/snow1_0d14c0892df64839a6c08c7cacd35d48a07a2d94.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-12-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By RustyJames

Ha! Fair point. The young lad with his noble...

Ha! Fair point. The young lad with his noble steed.

...
Forum: BMX
11-10-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By 2cam16

Thanks all! Sorry I forgot: ...

Thanks all! Sorry I forgot:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52197692702_a16d3fa5eb_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/gp/75643561@N00/KQ8mi60748)IMG_1063 (1)...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By RustyJames

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Little man...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Little man insists his backpack will be fine. Short commute for him (~1 mile) so he may be right.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I''ve successfully used rear baskets held to the...

I''ve successfully used rear baskets held to the rear rack w/zip ties to carry various loads and shapes. Basket can come from Wald or even some old metal refrigerator storage bin baskets work quite...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you can fit that bike with a rear rack, simply...

If you can fit that bike with a rear rack, simply strapping the pack to the top of it while riding might be an improvement, while allowing him to maintain a little bit of street cred.
10-10-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,150
Posted By PaulH

The reason that I bike is that I am too lazy to...

The reason that I bike is that I am too lazy to walk or drive.
10-08-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,150
Posted By genec

I wonder how many of those "lazy people" go off...

I wonder how many of those "lazy people" go off and hit a gym daily. How many do Peloton? Are they doing any form of cardio such as stair climbers or treadmills.

If so, then "lazy" is not a...
09-09-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,363
Posted By tempocyclist

If you can go down the "two smart trainers and...

If you can go down the "two smart trainers and bikes side-by-side" route, that would be he most "fun" and interactive, as you could both ride at once and together, instead of having to share a single...
08-23-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By nenovster

My kid learned to ride today!

We are all wheeled now! Today my younger daughter began riding on her own at 6 years and 9 months old..

This was following a series of pleadings, promises, and threats since she turned 5. She...
08-16-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By fooferdoggie

we have the weehoo on our tandem. but its the...

we have the weehoo on our tandem. but its the older one and does not have as much curve on the main bar so I would've to take off my wife's suspension seat spot for a regular one to use it to get it...
Forum: BMX
06-18-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By 2cam16

1998 Fatboy Expert

Picked-up this freebie yesterday. Should be a good project:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52152942942_eed5030be0_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/gp/75643561@N00/Rn4669)IMG_0887...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-08-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By prj71

There is no problem with putting a tubeless tire...

There is no problem with putting a tubeless tire on a platform rack for hundreds of miles.

https://www.1up-usa.com/
04-17-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mojo31

Or, you can fold a business card in half, and...

Or, you can fold a business card in half, and stick them in between the pads.
04-15-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rolla

I think it's more likely that the bike will be...

I think it's more likely that the bike will be shipped to the shop with tubes installed.
04-14-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By thumpism

I worked in a shop owned by an engineer. This was...

I worked in a shop owned by an engineer. This was in the late '70s and early '80s and even then we did every assembly according to this sheet. Note the space for the mechanic's name and the shop...
04-12-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By tempocyclist

Wahoo KICKR Snap. Not the cheapest, but it's well...

Wahoo KICKR Snap. Not the cheapest, but it's well built, very reliable and accurate. Gives a great "road feel" with automatic resistance control. It's one of the best wheel-on smart trainers you can...
04-06-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By brianinc-ville

I guess the question is whether there's anything...

I guess the question is whether there's anything you'd like to change from your Shift 2.

If not -- if you've tried all the options and decided that the Shift 2 was perfect for your needs -- the...
Forum: BMX
03-28-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,575
Posted By JVME

I'm just coming back to say thank you to the...

I'm just coming back to say thank you to the folks who've suggested the various formats of 20" bikes; be they "Trad" BMX, minivelos or folders or whatever. While the folders and minivelos are a more...
Forum: BMX
03-27-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By tds101

You do you! And don't let ANYONE tell you you...

You do you! And don't let ANYONE tell you you can't ride bmx/freestyle because you're too old.
03-25-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,386
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/543x268/screen_shot_2022_03_25_at_4_38_44_pm_c48d6f42be4fb2e180312fd73cbd4834896d5554.png
03-25-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,229
Posted By Iride01

What some might call twitchy, others of us might...

What some might call twitchy, others of us might call more maneuverable or sporty handling.

My longer wheelbase '91 Schwinn Paramount was great for a steady comfortable ride when solo or when in...
03-25-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,386
Posted By Rolla

With their legs out front and their ass on the...

With their legs out front and their ass on the ground, recumbent riders remind me of a dog scooting its butt on the carpet. :lol:
03-25-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,386
Posted By mstateglfr

I took your initial post as genuinely looking for...

I took your initial post as genuinely looking for information, so I took your subsequent post as a genuine interpretation of the information given.
My bad, I guess.
03-25-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,386
Posted By mstateglfr

It may be a cool/macho thing for some to do, but...

It may be a cool/macho thing for some to do, but I dont think its the motivation for most.

Saddle height should be set for an efficient and comfortable pedal stroke.
Separate from that, bar...
03-25-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,386
Posted By 10 Wheels

Has nothing to do with Handel bars height. We...

Has nothing to do with Handel bars height.
We all have different leg lengths.
03-23-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,717
Posted By arimnestos

Thank you, this is a good summary of everyone's...

Thank you, this is a good summary of everyone's helpful suggestions. I'll look for a co-op near me and try a few 20-22in size bikes out
03-20-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By sdmc530

Kids NBD!

Been working a build for my 11 year old and got it done and test rode tonight! He was pretty happy. He chose everything on it. Most of the parts I had on hand so it wasn't too bad. I need to a...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,713
Posted By Alligator

Some years I've ridden in any temperatures, but...

Some years I've ridden in any temperatures, but this year, I wimped out and only rode when it was above 0 (F) / -17.7 (C). Once it was warmer than that, I started up again.
03-16-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,477
Posted By Koyote

I think you'll find that most posters own...

I think you'll find that most posters own multiple bikes; this is a forum for cycling enthusiasts, after all.

That doesn't mean that you need multiple bikes...And it doesn't mean that you don't...
03-16-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By livedarklions

Woke and cancel?!?! WTH? Spare us the idiotic...

Woke and cancel?!?! WTH?
Spare us the idiotic reactionary rhetoric. I carried my kids on the front because it's a hell of a lot easier to negotiate public transit that way. And yes, kids that old...
03-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,878
Posted By wolfchild

Some folks just like to inflate their...

Some folks just like to inflate their numbers....Anybody who rides a lot especially in winter an in dirty conditions is going to wear out their rims a lot sooner than few thousand miles.
03-11-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By Razorrock

I went with the $400 bike for my son at that age...

I went with the $400 bike for my son at that age with 6 spd twist grip. (Cannondale Quick 20) When he out grew it I had no problem selling it for 3/4 cost I paid. Name brand kids bikes sell quick...
03-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,056
Posted By sdmc530

Yep, going with 1up...they just look hard to...

Yep, going with 1up...they just look hard to beat.

But buying in stages ;)
03-08-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,056
Posted By cxwrench

Mine matches my car :D ...

Mine matches my car :D

https://i.imgur.com/43cE7Lkl.jpg
03-08-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,056
Posted By Kapusta

Totally worth it. What I really like is that...

Totally worth it.

What I really like is that with a single tray it folds up against the bumper when not in use and is totally out of the way.

Also, it does not rust. Iíve left mine on through 5...
03-02-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 29,157
Posted By PBC peugeot

I'm calling BS on this one "B"rake + "S"hifter...

I'm calling BS on this one
"B"rake + "S"hifter = BS
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