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12-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://surlybikes.com/parts/corner_bar

https://surlybikes.com/parts/corner_bar
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By c_m_shooter

They do that if you are running too low of tire...

They do that if you are running too low of tire pressure. Add a couple psi, everyone and every tire is different.
11-10-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By c_m_shooter

I like the Surly Jones bar clone. I have been...

I like the Surly Jones bar clone. I have been through countless dirt drops and wide swept bars over the years. The best drop bar off road is the VO Rando bar in 48cm width.
11-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,034
Posted By c_m_shooter

A good hardtail bike is good to have. It can be...

A good hardtail bike is good to have. It can be anything you want it to be and you can find your I wn adventures. Anything from single-track to rails trail, commuting around town or touring.
11-02-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tyres work better than no tyres.

Tyres work better than no tyres.
10-30-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By c_m_shooter

The Motobecane Fantom Cross is back in stock at...

The Motobecane Fantom Cross is back in stock at Bikes Direct. You are better off with that than sinking money into a conversion. By the time you buy a new wheel, spend a bunch of time on it and...
10-30-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will have to change the rear wheel for one...

You will have to change the rear wheel for one with a track hub. Hopefully the chainline will line up.
10-26-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,367
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not every day, but often enough.....

Not every day, but often enough.....
10-20-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By c_m_shooter

Low end, but if you can get it riding with a new...

Low end, but if you can get it riding with a new chain and cables, it would make a fine townie.
10-19-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it works, I would run the hub as is. Find...

If it works, I would run the hub as is. Find some handlebars and a 44 tooth chainring for it. Get a Surly Tuggnut on that thing also.
10-19-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By c_m_shooter

Fixed gear on trails gets kind of "busy". I...

Fixed gear on trails gets kind of "busy". I ride 2 teeth harder gear when on fixed compared to SS. It wears you out mentally watching out to for things you need to hop, skip, or skid to avoid...
10-06-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By c_m_shooter

Even if you have standover on flat ground, When...

Even if you have standover on flat ground, When you have to dab on a trail, it won't be flat. If you were depending on standover clearance, you will get racked.
10-05-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By c_m_shooter

Standover doesn't matter when riding. Proper...

Standover doesn't matter when riding. Proper sizing and fit is based on cockpit length.
09-22-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 751
Posted By c_m_shooter

Head tube length and top tube height compared to...

Head tube length and top tube height compared to rear tire.
09-11-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By c_m_shooter

Nitto RM-16

Nitto RM-16
09-11-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By c_m_shooter

I am a big fan of the MKS Lambda. Looks like the...

I am a big fan of the MKS Lambda. Looks like the MKS Gamma is similar. I add 3mm screws for better grip on the mountain bikes, but don't think they are needed on the road touring bikes.
09-10-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By c_m_shooter

700 x 38 tires are gravel tires. Lower the...

700 x 38 tires are gravel tires. Lower the pressure a little and go ride it.
09-09-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By c_m_shooter

Lower pressures in a 25mm tire will just lead to...

Lower pressures in a 25mm tire will just lead to more pinch flats. If your bike has room for 32mm, try those and you will be able to lower pressure to the 60-80 psi range depending on your riding...
09-09-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

But it is the ultimate full suspension electric...

But it is the ultimate full suspension electric mountain bike. Why go for less than the best?
09-08-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it is the 2020 model that pops up on google,...

If it is the 2020 model that pops up on google, they claim 8 speeds, so it should already be a cassette.
09-08-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By c_m_shooter

How many speeds is the freewheel?

How many speeds is the freewheel?
09-08-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

I guess I should go get a new mountain bike then....

I guess I should go get a new mountain bike then. I like this one.



Electric Motocross Bike | Stark Future (https://starkfuture.com/)
09-08-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

Exactly. A motor is a motor, no matter if is gas...

Exactly. A motor is a motor, no matter if is gas or electric. When the rules say no motorized vehicles, that is what they mean. Smart asses thinking they are flying under the radar because electric...
09-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

What do you think "hell bent on doing what dirt...

What do you think "hell bent on doing what dirt bikers do" is? We ride to get places that are too far to get on foot. Entitled mindsets and breaking the rules, like you are demonstrating is what...
09-08-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have done plenty of of research. I got my...

I have done plenty of of research. I got my degree in Electronic Engineering in 1998 and have watched the technology evolve. 40 years as a motorcyclist and hunter have given me lots of...
09-07-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is a motorcycle, not a bicycle. There are...

It is a motorcycle, not a bicycle. There are separate riding areas for motorcycles for reasons. These electric bikes will just get trail access closed that has been worked for, for a long time.
09-06-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

Salsa Fargo

Salsa Fargo
09-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By c_m_shooter

5 through 8 speed the distance between cogs...

5 through 8 speed the distance between cogs stayed the same. The hubs just got wider to accomadate the gears. 8 speed shifters and derailer will work with 7 or 8 speed by adjusting the limit screws. ...
08-20-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By c_m_shooter

As long as you stayed with both Shimano and 8...

As long as you stayed with both Shimano and 8 speed you are good.
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,494
Posted By c_m_shooter

B17 is the one to start with. Don't worry about...

B17 is the one to start with. Don't worry about rain, just ride it. Aply proofide once a year or so. They just get better until they wear out, it will be a long while, so don't worry about tit.
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have had 1 mountain bike with hydrolic brakes...

I have had 1 mountain bike with hydrolic brakes for about 5 years. They are honestly the only part of the bike I have never had an issue with. I wouldn't worry about them.
08-18-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By c_m_shooter

Fat tires and low pressure will take the place of...

Fat tires and low pressure will take the place of suspension for the riding you describe. A lot of new bikes have 27.5 x 2.8 tires that can be run at 15 to 20 psi. If you were local, I would have...
08-17-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By c_m_shooter

The easiest way to get that in a modern bike...

The easiest way to get that in a modern bike would be to start with a salsa Fargo and swap the drops out for city bars. Check VO and Rivendell for city bats that will agree with the road sized...
08-17-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By c_m_shooter

You can't beat the price of pre built bikes. ...

You can't beat the price of pre built bikes. You can get whatever level components you think you need. I've been riding a long time and you don't need what you think you do.
08-17-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By c_m_shooter

U brakes were popular for like 2 years, the odds...

U brakes were popular for like 2 years, the odds of finding a bike with them is low. V brakes were popular for a long time and work great.
08-15-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,086
Posted By c_m_shooter

I gave up on padded shorts years ago. I don't...

I gave up on padded shorts years ago. I don't ride as much as I have in the past, but still go out for 2 hours or so at a time. The road bikes all have Brooks saddles and I wear coolmax briefs from...
08-10-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,750
Posted By c_m_shooter

If your 129 suspended bike is working great, then...

If your 129 suspended bike is working great, then I suspect you are not riding long miles. Or you are just a troll....
08-08-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,582
Posted By c_m_shooter

The 3500 is an entry level bike. You get what...

The 3500 is an entry level bike. You get what you pay for. Single piston mechanical brakes are fine, been running them for years.
08-08-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By c_m_shooter

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth trading and cargo...

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth trading and cargo shorts.
08-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By c_m_shooter

Armadillos bounce off the front wheel, and if...

Armadillos bounce off the front wheel, and if your pedal is down on the side they roll towards, it is like kicking a bowling ball. It will make you yell some swear words, but shouldn't break toes...
08-07-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By c_m_shooter

Aim for the squirrel and you will never hit one. ...

Aim for the squirrel and you will never hit one. If you try to avoid it, there is a 50 percent chance it jumps into your line travel.
08-02-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By c_m_shooter

Yes.....It is fairly obvious.

Yes.....It is fairly obvious.
08-02-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By c_m_shooter

In the old days it was common the ride a smaller...

In the old days it was common the ride a smaller frame with a big seat to bar drop. Now we have learned better. Ride a bike that fits, newer bikes are more stabil and you will go over the bars less...
08-02-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By c_m_shooter

The Singulator work better in the push up mode. ...

The Singulator work better in the push up mode. I added another spring to mine to keep it from skipping off road, the same issue the op cured with zip ties. I didn't use zip ties because mine is on...
08-01-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By c_m_shooter

Go a tooth or 2 bigger on the rear gear. It...

Go a tooth or 2 bigger on the rear gear. It looks like there is enough slack to remove a link though....
08-01-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By c_m_shooter

The hoods put your hands further forward, that is...

The hoods put your hands further forward, that is the reason for going down a size for the conversion. Your Overall cockpit length from saddle to primary contact points on the bars should be the...
07-30-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By c_m_shooter

Also consider this to ease the conversion. ...

Also consider this to ease the conversion.

Surly Corner Bar | Drop Bar Handle Bar With Flat Bar Controls | Mountain Bike Handlebars | Surly Bikes...
07-30-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't worry about it. I have never folded up my...

Don't worry about it. I have never folded up my quick rack single. It doesnt help with clearance. I can undersand folding the 2 bike model if you don't have a bike on it.
07-30-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have bikes with all three sizes of wheels. The...

I have bikes with all three sizes of wheels. The diameter doesn't matter. Width does....
07-30-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will need to size down for a shorter top tube...

You will need to size down for a shorter top tube when converting to drops. I have done the conversions and recomend just buying a medium Salsa Fargo or the new Surly drop bar mtb frame. It will...
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