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Forum: Electric Bikes 06-29-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By trekker pete
Yeah, I was afraid that might be the case. I...

Yeah, I was afraid that might be the case. I really have no interest in building an e-bike, now that I no longer bike commute (new job is a field tech, typical day is a few hundred miles). The only...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-26-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By trekker pete
Not sure what the max draw is on it. It has a 5Ah...

Not sure what the max draw is on it. It has a 5Ah rating, but that isn't necessarily the max draw. I take the rating of it to mean that it will put out 200w for an hour.

As for why I would use...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-26-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By trekker pete
BTW, if you are in the market for a new mower,...

BTW, if you are in the market for a new mower, forget ICE powered ones. This thing is awesome. It is nice to know that I will never again waste time cleaning mower carbs because I neglected to...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-26-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By trekker pete
Just bought an e-mower.

I suspect everyone knows where this thread is going.

As I pulled the 40V 5Ah battery and charger out of the box, my first thought was, hmmm, I'll bet this would be a kick-ass e-bike power source. ...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-16-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By trekker pete
My car doubles as a parts storeroom. Laying the...

My car doubles as a parts storeroom. Laying the bike down kills storage. I do plan on trying my bike in his car
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-16-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By trekker pete
Best fuel efficient car that can swallow my 29er

I guess this is as good a forum as any to put this.

I am a field engineer. I drive A LOT. I currently drive an 09 Sonata. I have taken my Marin bobcat 29er (medium frame) with me, but, it has to...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-12-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,226
Posted By trekker pete
I have this bike and love it. Not the lightest...

I have this bike and love it. Not the lightest bike around, but it is a blast to ride. The XCR fork is very plush. The shimano hydro brakes are great. No problems with the drivetrain yet.

I got a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-09-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By trekker pete
Prolly not. Still have a trek roadie.

Prolly not. Still have a trek roadie.
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-09-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By trekker pete
My new bike.

Marin Bikes | Bobcat Trail 29er | Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, and City/Commuter Bicycles | us (http://www.marinbikes.com/us/bikes/description/2014-bobcat-trail-29er)

700 bucks.

Got into...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-17-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By trekker pete
Frame warranties.

If I buy a bike on CL and I have the original sales receipt, would I be able to use the manufacturer frame warranty? The reason I ask is that I am looking at a DB recoil on CL. It is a '13 which is...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-15-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By trekker pete
what ^^^^ said. $600 buys decent heavy, not...

what ^^^^ said.

$600 buys decent heavy, not good light.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-04-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By trekker pete
Yes, I see that it is showing up. Not sure what I...

Yes, I see that it is showing up. Not sure what I did earlier to think otherwise.

A for American bikes, I wouldn't expect one to be 400. That 400 dollar one generally isn't. But, I would think...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-04-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By trekker pete
Yeah, but Cannondales are made in...

Yeah, but Cannondales are made in .....uhhhhh......never mind.

Looks like the secret sale is over. Also looks like I will stay with my trusty old litle wheeled C'dale. The one that actually was...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-03-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By trekker pete
go with cleats. many are hesitant as they think...

go with cleats. many are hesitant as they think you are locked in. you are, until you don't want to be. i use cheapo SPDs set loosely. they never come out when i don't want them too and always...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-01-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By trekker pete
I am a big fan of buying used, but, it seems like...

I am a big fan of buying used, but, it seems like there really aren't that many great deals on 29ers as everyone and their brother wants one. 26ers are a different story. There are great deals on CL...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-01-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By trekker pete
Decent 400 dollar 29er?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/29point2.htm

Dart 3 fork (not great, but a step or two up from bottom of the barrel suntour forks generally found at this price), Avid BB5 brakes, which...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-29-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,904
Posted By trekker pete
My "new" bike is an early 2000s C-dale Jekyll....

My "new" bike is an early 2000s C-dale Jekyll. The rest of the mtb fleet is a mid 90s Giant ATX 970 and an old Raleigh Talon rigid that I got for 20 bucks.

The Jekyll is a blast. The Giant will...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-29-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By trekker pete
I would recommend a roadie with aero bars. The...

I would recommend a roadie with aero bars. The aero bars allow you to put your weight on your elbows and give your wrists a rest. I have them on my road bike and love them, especially on long rides.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-25-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By trekker pete
Wow, that sucks. I have a friend that is going...

Wow, that sucks. I have a friend that is going through serious back issues and it ain't no fun. Hopefully the docs can figure it out. Have you looked at recumbents? I have a good recumbent stationary...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-24-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By trekker pete
You should hang upside down in the garage for...

You should hang upside down in the garage for awhile too. Might help those discs.

Nice rig. Get healthy and put it to use.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-23-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By trekker pete
Can Aluminum frame cracks be welded? I have been...

Can Aluminum frame cracks be welded? I have been looking for a good reason to buy a welder and teach myself. Can Aluminum (tig, I think?) be welded with a cheapo arc welder?
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-23-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By trekker pete
90s rockhopper with head tube cracks

Apparently this was a common problem. Obviously using these bikes on any sort of off-road stuff would be unwise, but, how about light duty bike path duty?

There are a few of these for sale cheap....
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-18-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By trekker pete
Weird. Not sure what type of pad it was I...

Weird.

Not sure what type of pad it was I replaced on my Cannondale Jekyll, but it helped a lot.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-16-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By trekker pete
Knees and hips are designed to suspend us and...

Knees and hips are designed to suspend us and they do it fairly well, assuming they are in working order. Wrists, elbows and shoulders are not really made for the abuse of fast downhill rough...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-16-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By trekker pete
A good front fork is fairly important. IMO, rear...

A good front fork is fairly important. IMO, rear suspensions are less important as you come equipped from the factory with your own. They're called knees.
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