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03-03-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By mack_turtle

since you're not concerned with "going fast" and...

since you're not concerned with "going fast" and you want stable control on downhill for hard, mixed surfaces, I'd look for a "fitness hybrid" or something like a touring/ gravel bike. flat handle...
03-03-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By mack_turtle

that is a reasonable budget for a USED bike....

that is a reasonable budget for a USED bike. there's very little on the market for new bikes that is even close to decent for that price. bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not from a...
03-03-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,255
Posted By mack_turtle

I am so confused. are you saying your dad punched...

I am so confused. are you saying your dad punched you in the mouth when you were nine?
03-03-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By mack_turtle

note: the bike in question is a flat bar bike....

note: the bike in question is a flat bar bike. that's why the reach seems long.
02-28-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By mack_turtle

Sounds like a BSA BB. I didn't bother to mention...

Sounds like a BSA BB. I didn't bother to mention alternatives because I've found those to be rare. If OP is in Europe or looking at vintage bikes, that might be a different story. In my six years...
02-28-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By mack_turtle

Former REI employee here. The Safari didn't...

Former REI employee here. The Safari didn't change much from year to year. Novara/REI don't make brand new models every year, so the Safari was the same bike for several years. I worked there...
02-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By mack_turtle

most bikes can take whatever crankset and...

most bikes can take whatever crankset and compatible BB that goes with the crankset. match the width of the frame's BB shell and the appropriate type of crankset for your bike.
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By mack_turtle

if I read that correctly, you're asking how...

if I read that correctly, you're asking how bearing life and durability compares between flat pedals and clipless pedals. the difference between these two types of pedals is how your foot stays on...
02-26-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,328
Posted By mack_turtle

justinschulz9 I know you got a lot of snarky...

justinschulz9 I know you got a lot of snarky answers because your question was not specific enough, but I'm really curious about what you really are looking for. can you provide more specifics?
02-26-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,019
Posted By mack_turtle

I agree with the above, except when it comes to...

I agree with the above, except when it comes to Canyon. Take a look at their size designations and the geometry associated with those. It's totally silly.
02-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By mack_turtle

I wonder if Moonmen Bikes...

I wonder if Moonmen Bikes (http://www.moonmenbikes.com/) has some expertise here.


that will never work. there's not yet any craft breweries and beard oil makers on that planet yet.
02-24-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By mack_turtle

but when it does, think of all the KOMs you'll...

but when it does, think of all the KOMs you'll have!
02-24-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By mack_turtle

first bicycle on Mars

when the first human explorers reach Mars, what kind of bike should they bring? why?
02-24-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,317
Posted By mack_turtle

I put a Road ID on my Garmin watch band with...

I put a Road ID on my Garmin watch band with emergency contact info. I always carry my ID, insurance card, and a credit card in a pocket somewhere that it can't easily fall out.
02-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By mack_turtle

I pull my Fox fork apart and replace the foam...

I pull my Fox fork apart and replace the foam rings and replace the bath oil once a year. I use wipers twice before replacing if they still look clean and not torn up. I should probably do it twice a...
02-23-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,825
Posted By mack_turtle

holy cannoli! thru axles are difficult? how...

holy cannoli! thru axles are difficult? how freaking hard can loosening and tightening a damn bolt be? what planet are these people from that they can't figure that out instantly by just looking at...
02-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,349
Posted By mack_turtle

photos or nothing! is is possible that the...

photos or nothing!

is is possible that the spokes you're using are longer than you think? can you measure one to make sure it's the length you think it is?
02-23-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By mack_turtle

have you seen parts to rebuild Shimano levers? I...

have you seen parts to rebuild Shimano levers? I looked everywhere and I was told specifically that Shimano does not sell these parts individually.
02-23-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,825
Posted By mack_turtle

if nothing else, fixing a flat on a disc brake...

if nothing else, fixing a flat on a disc brake bike is easier because you don't have to do anything to make the brake pads clear the tire. opening a rim brake is easier than tying a shoe as well, but...
02-23-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,825
Posted By mack_turtle

thread derail: apparently you ride with a bunch...

thread derail: apparently you ride with a bunch of dunces and helpless snowflakes who have no business working in bike shops. I've been on disc brakes for over a decade and I've never, ever seen...
02-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,328
Posted By mack_turtle

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1020x812/bike_diagram_9f79eccbf93f5484fbd7675dc8403f278dd98f85.jpeg
02-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By mack_turtle

SRAM Force from 2012: that's your problem. I...

SRAM Force from 2012: that's your problem. I worked in a bike shop around that era and all of the Trek, Cervelo, and Cannondale road bikes we sold with SRAM drivetrain were a hassle. One thing that...
02-22-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By mack_turtle

I think the 1X and 2X designation is how the...

I think the 1X and 2X designation is how the dropper trigger is mounted. the 1X trigger goes on the left side where a left shifter would go if you don't have a left shifter (assuming you're riding a...
02-21-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By mack_turtle

Braking from the top of a drop bar is nice...

Braking from the top of a drop bar is nice sometimes, but it's a narrow stance that provides poor stability and no access to shifting. If OP can't stand drop bars and wants all controls on the flat...
02-20-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By mack_turtle

That Soma Smoothie clearly has integrated brake...

That Soma Smoothie clearly has integrated brake lever/ shifters (look like Campagnolo). The downtube has bolt-on stops for the shift housing. There's nothing confusing about that.
02-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By mack_turtle

Yes, so the questions are: why lightweight and...

Yes, so the questions are: why lightweight and how light is light enough? Sure, most of the lightest bikes available are drop-bar road bikes, but there are also flat bar "fitness" bikes that are also...
02-20-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By mack_turtle

did they use adjustable pliers to install? yikes....

did they use adjustable pliers to install? yikes. they owe you a new BB because they fudged that install badly.
02-20-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By mack_turtle

this is EXTREMELY common at big-box stores where...

this is EXTREMELY common at big-box stores where they hire people who have no idea what they are doing to slap bikes together as fast as possible. when you buy a bike from one of these stores, you...
02-20-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By mack_turtle

Do you want a bike with a drop bar because of the...

Do you want a bike with a drop bar because of the way it looks? There's no practal reason to get a drop bar bike if you're not going to use the whole handlebar.
02-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By mack_turtle

If you cannot use the "drop" part of a drop bar,...

If you cannot use the "drop" part of a drop bar, you should be able to ride from on top of the hoods on most bikes made in the past 25 years or so. Most people with drop-bar equipped bikes don't...
02-19-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By mack_turtle

Yeah! And that's relevant here.

Yeah! And that's relevant here.
02-13-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By mack_turtle

you're not going to find a cycling-specific...

you're not going to find a cycling-specific jacket for that price unless you happen to find a killer deal of a sale. Costco often has good deals on good clothing. I've always found cheap but good...
Forum: BMX
02-12-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By mack_turtle

Yes, the brake does "care" what kind of pad you...

Yes, the brake does "care" what kind of pad you put in it. There are two kinds of pad posts and you need the correct one for your brake.
image borrowed from Sheldon Brown...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,327
Posted By mack_turtle

not sure if this matches the geo you're looking...

not sure if this matches the geo you're looking for: https://www.milwaukeebicycleco.com/milwaukee-bicycle-co--road-frameset-mkepackage-milwaukeebicycleco-mkeroad-20834/p add a carbon fork to that and...
02-12-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By mack_turtle

what pedals and toe clips have you been using? if...

what pedals and toe clips have you been using? if those are no longer available, I'll bet someone can find a similar one. Velo Orange and Soma have a bunch of stuff like that in their stores.

a...
02-12-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By mack_turtle

smaller cog or larger chainring. have you seen...

smaller cog or larger chainring. have you seen the inside of an IGH? I don't think any part of it is designed with modification in mind. maybe if you're an engineer with a powerful working knowledge...
02-12-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By mack_turtle

thehugoball next month: "hey guys, have you ever...

thehugoball next month: "hey guys, have you ever spiral-fractured both tibias at the same time? how long did that take to heal?"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,640
Posted By mack_turtle

BF never disappoints when it comes to laughable...

BF never disappoints when it comes to laughable conspiracy theories.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By mack_turtle

I burst out laughing when I saw that photo. some...

I burst out laughing when I saw that photo. some people should not be allowed to work on bikes!

threaded steerer tubes can be cut and tapped to a reasonable length.
02-09-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,583
Posted By mack_turtle

Seth is a professional YouTuber who gets clicks...

Seth is a professional YouTuber who gets clicks by doing goofy stuff sometimes. notice that he did this on his fat bike. I've watched nearly everything Seth has put out and that fat bike does not get...
02-09-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,583
Posted By mack_turtle

Shimano mineral oil costs a few bucks. the peace...

Shimano mineral oil costs a few bucks. the peace of mind knowing that the oil is not going to compromise any part of my brake system is worth a few extra bucks. there are better places to save money.
02-05-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By mack_turtle

arguing with ignorant people is fun at first,...

arguing with ignorant people is fun at first, then it's just exhausting.
02-05-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By mack_turtle

someone needs to stop Julia...

someone needs to stop Julia...
02-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By mack_turtle

I shared with Moisture a photo of my bike with a...

I shared with Moisture a photo of my bike with a "rounded back" posture. I am not very flexible (I cannot bend at the waist and touch my toes to save my life) but I can ride comfortably for hours...
02-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By mack_turtle

look at this idiot! I'll bet he never won any...

look at this idiot! I'll bet he never won any races or anything with his back like that. what he needs is a flagpole of a stem so he can sit up like a windsail!...
02-05-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By mack_turtle

thanks, doc. where did you attend medical school,...

thanks, doc. where did you attend medical school, again?
02-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By mack_turtle

for people with average proportions—and by that I...

for people with average proportions—and by that I mean more than 95% of people—a well designed bike will fit them as the designer intended if they pick the right frame size based on their height...
02-05-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,273
Posted By mack_turtle

This bike was not designed with a suspension fork...

This bike was not designed with a suspension fork in mind, and the suspension forks available are not much of an improvement. A nicer rigid fork might be an improvement, as would a larger tire....
02-04-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Posted By mack_turtle

realigning the chainrings is a pretty easy job....

realigning the chainrings is a pretty easy job. just a bit time consuming because there are five bolts on the two bigger rings and another five on the small ring. you might need to remove all three...
02-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,654
Posted By mack_turtle

I'm done here. good luck with your bike. you've...

I'm done here. good luck with your bike. you've been nothing but ignorant, dense, combative, willfully misleading, and ungrateful. people can help you with bike fitting if you listen, but only you...
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