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03-28-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you can't afford a complete bike, you won't be...

If you can't afford a complete bike, you won't be able to build a frame. It will cost nearly double the cost of a complete to build it yourself. Look for a good used bike, and SS will save you a...
03-16-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,212
Posted By c_m_shooter

5'8" and ride 55cm road bikes and 18 inch...

5'8" and ride 55cm road bikes and 18 inch mountain bikes.
03-16-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By c_m_shooter

When I said sharp, I mean SHARP. Be careful,...

When I said sharp, I mean SHARP. Be careful, safety third.....
03-15-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those tires have some burly side knobs. Is the...

Those tires have some burly side knobs. Is the contact at the sidewall or knobs? I have trimmed side knobs off for clearance with a good sharp knife.
03-03-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By c_m_shooter

Some of them break, some don't. I wouldn't worry...

Some of them break, some don't. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
03-02-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By c_m_shooter

I use 11-34 with a 32 front on my Fatbike. You...

I use 11-34 with a 32 front on my Fatbike. You will be fine. Don't fall for the hype about the range needed.
03-02-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By c_m_shooter

The Ouachita and Womble in Arkansas. I have...

The Ouachita and Womble in Arkansas. I have rode a few trails around Kansas City MO that were good too, just can't think of names.
03-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By c_m_shooter

Pisga North Carolina.

Pisga North Carolina.
02-07-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By c_m_shooter

That is a little half ton truck, not a diesel.

That is a little half ton truck, not a diesel.
01-27-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sure, I would use a cog on the 18-20 tooth range.

Sure, I would use a cog on the 18-20 tooth range.
Forum: Texas
01-27-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By c_m_shooter

Good idea, the south winds will push you the...

Good idea, the south winds will push you the whole way. A quick glance at the map and you will see county roads between 281 and 35 that will go north and the route is hard to miss. You will need to...
01-25-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By c_m_shooter

hookworms

hookworms
01-24-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,376
Posted By c_m_shooter

Frame material doesn't matter, fit does. Make...

Frame material doesn't matter, fit does. Make sure you have room for fatter tires, it gives you options, and tires really can smooth out the ride. A gravel bike makes a fine long day road bike, but...
01-24-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not controversial, just not needed and expensive...

Not controversial, just not needed and expensive for most. I have seen the trails evolve and several generations of members of the local mountain bike club. They give me a hard time for riding SS...
01-14-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,096
Posted By c_m_shooter

This has to be a troll. I've never met a SSer...

This has to be a troll. I've never met a SSer who didn't know how to pick a reasonable gear for the ride.
01-11-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By c_m_shooter

Nice bike. If you go shorter than about 90mm...

Nice bike. If you go shorter than about 90mm stem on those old bikes, they start to get a little twitchy. It is all about perspective though, one person's twitchy is another person's responsive.
01-10-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is impossible for us to know. You have the...

It is impossible for us to know. You have the bike and can see how much room there is. The problem is tires rarely measure what is marked on the sidewall.
01-10-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,728
Posted By c_m_shooter

Enter some races and find out.

Enter some races and find out.
01-10-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By c_m_shooter

I change the chain before it wears out, they are...

I change the chain before it wears out, they are cheap and it makes the cogs last forever. By the time you can measure any wear in the chain, the cogs are done. If you are only putting 1k per year...
01-10-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By c_m_shooter

32:20

32:20
12-21-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By c_m_shooter

I suspect the guys doing this were using their...

I suspect the guys doing this were using their old bike polo bikes. Those bikes were already geared low enough and just happened to have flat bars on them. Fixed gear off road is fun, but not in a...
12-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By c_m_shooter

Was looking for a new wheel for my fixed gear...

Was looking for a new wheel for my fixed gear most of last year and gave up. All the usual sites were out of stock. Bike island would say they had it until you tried to add it to your cart, then...
12-17-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By c_m_shooter

Fleece tights, long sleeve wool Jersey, wool...

Fleece tights, long sleeve wool Jersey, wool socks, fleece vest, helmet liner under helmet, warm gloves.
12-08-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will need Avid BB5 or BB7 Road calipers.

You will need Avid BB5 or BB7 Road calipers.
11-19-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By c_m_shooter

I wouldn't get full suspension. If you can find...

I wouldn't get full suspension. If you can find something like a Salsa Timberjack with 27.5 plus tires you will have a solid bike that will last a long time.
11-09-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,824
Posted By c_m_shooter

I rode a 52cm Surly Cross Check for many years as...

I rode a 52cm Surly Cross Check for many years as a do it all bike. Got fat and didn't like the race fit anymore, stacking headset spacers shortened the reach too much and made it ugly. I had my...
11-08-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By c_m_shooter

A touring or relaxed road bike would be ideal,...

A touring or relaxed road bike would be ideal, but at your weight the fit is going to be challenge. (not to mention it will change over time) Put some Hookworms and bar ends on your rockhopper and...
Forum: Texas
11-01-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,888
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you can carry your bike on the car, drive to...

If you can carry your bike on the car, drive to River Trails park near Precinct line and Trinity Blvd. Ride the trail past Gateway park, stop at Martin House brewery and head over to downtown Fort...
10-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,069
Posted By c_m_shooter

Freehub stopped engaging the end of 2nd day of a...

Freehub stopped engaging the end of 2nd day of a 4 day tour. Luckily it was my wife's day off and it only took her a few hours to get to me with the car. I had time to walk to the next town and...
10-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By c_m_shooter

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

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Salsa Fargo. Mine has evolved a bit since 2013. 2.5 hookworm rear, 3.0 fat be...
10-21-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,466
Posted By c_m_shooter

50 or 55 gear inches for singletrack trails. Our...

50 or 55 gear inches for singletrack trails. Our roughest is a little over 1k feet per 12 mile loop.

75 gear inches on the road. No mountains, just rolling hills, sometimes endless headwinds.
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10-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By c_m_shooter

I would swap out the rear axle for a solid axle...

I would swap out the rear axle for a solid axle and space it to whatever you need.
10-21-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By c_m_shooter

External routing easier to work on. Why would...

External routing easier to work on. Why would anyone want internal routing? Seems like a solution looking for a problem.
10-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By c_m_shooter

It isn't that unusual to have to chase the...

It isn't that unusual to have to chase the threads of a crankset before installing pedals. You mechanic should know this and have the tools to do it.
10-12-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tighten it til just before it breaks....

Tighten it til just before it breaks....
10-07-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By c_m_shooter

Lift your butt off the seat before the big bumps....

Lift your butt off the seat before the big bumps. Suspension seatposts are available. They make noise, sometimes stick, and mess with your saddle height adjustment. Wider tires and lower pressures...
10-07-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,994
Posted By c_m_shooter

Once there is any measurable wear they need to be...

Once there is any measurable wear they need to be changed as a set, just run them til gone. Chains are cheap unless you have a new high end bike, I find a $10-$20 dollar chain once a year makes the...
10-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By c_m_shooter

She is just trying to make you feel better about...

She is just trying to make you feel better about it......
10-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't see a problem. Take the lane or hop the...

I don't see a problem. Take the lane or hop the curb.
10-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,030
Posted By c_m_shooter

It probably only causes cancer in California....

It probably only causes cancer in California....
10-07-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,201
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have broke one front quick release skewer in 25...

I have broke one front quick release skewer in 25 years of riding. If you are riding a road bike, you will be nowhere near the conditions it took to break it. I usually switch the rear to a solid...
10-07-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,731
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looking at the parts, you have way more money in...

Looking at the parts, you have way more money in this than any used bike should sell for. The market is still strong though, so good luck.
09-30-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By c_m_shooter

Real mountain bikers don't have matching wheels. ...

Real mountain bikers don't have matching wheels. Go to the Bike Island site and get whatever front they have in stock.
09-29-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it isn't broken it doesn't need upgraded. Go...

If it isn't broken it doesn't need upgraded. Go ride your bike more.
09-28-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By c_m_shooter

They should fit. You may have to play with the...

They should fit. You may have to play with the height of the bridge cable.
09-27-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,731
Posted By c_m_shooter

32/18 with skinny road tires?

32/18 with skinny road tires?
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,708
Posted By c_m_shooter

Where are you camping that theft is an issue?

Where are you camping that theft is an issue?
Forum: Texas
09-27-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By c_m_shooter

Just looking at the map for a minute, I would...

Just looking at the map for a minute, I would head south to between Hungerford and El Campo and follow those smaller roads west.
09-24-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By c_m_shooter

Walmart has 27.5 tires for your bike.

Walmart has 27.5 tires for your bike.
09-24-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By c_m_shooter

An old Surly 1x1. They have the low side now,...

An old Surly 1x1. They have the low side now, but I think it uses more "modern" hub styles.
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