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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-17, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By bikeme
120 tops! My friend changed his from a 100 to a...

120 tops! My friend changed his from a 100 to a 120 and that was drastic. The bike began to wander climbing and was less nimble turning. Descending was a little more stable as it slacked out the head...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-17, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By bikeme
What's keeping you from just turning it--shifter...

What's keeping you from just turning it--shifter and brake cables limiting turning radius? The only way is to get set up with longer cables. Cables should be long enough to completely turn the h-bar...
Forum: Southern California 07-18-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By bikeme
I hopped on the trail at Edinger on 7/18 and it...

I hopped on the trail at Edinger on 7/18 and it was tent city across the way down from Santa Ana--probably the FV crowd shoved inland by the riverbed work. I've never seen so many living along the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By bikeme
Was a shim used to make the FD fit the tube? If...

Was a shim used to make the FD fit the tube? If it was anything but a hard shim (not a piece of old innertube, etc) it might've slipped. Or it was just not tight enough as mentioned.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-22-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,608
Posted By bikeme
My wife and I both ride (road and mtn) but I...

My wife and I both ride (road and mtn) but I train hard and race as well. She is more recreational. That said, I have learned to ride with her at a mellower pace. I have separate training rides for...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-22-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By bikeme
It's the exchange for getting an easier ride ;-)

It's the exchange for getting an easier ride ;-)
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-22-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By bikeme
If you ever want to convert the cassette to a 42...

If you ever want to convert the cassette to a 42 cog such as a Wolf Tooth, you can only do that with the XT as SLX is one piece. That's all I can think of besides weight and maybe the finish. I'm not...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-17, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By bikeme
I can't believe you were able to dent the bar...

I can't believe you were able to dent the bar without stripping the threads! Anyway, you're probably safe as the bulge is the thickest, strongest section. As mentioned by an earlier poster, thread...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,965
Posted By bikeme
A mechanic showed me how he did it. He squeezed...

A mechanic showed me how he did it. He squeezed the kwik link between his thumb and forefinger and then slid them apart. Worked for me too. Although I did buy the Park Tools pliers down the road...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-06-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By bikeme
Great advice from Jonathan--esp. about the safety...

Great advice from Jonathan--esp. about the safety gear. Are you bottoming out your suspension? If so, that means the frame is taking more beating than it should. You could get launched as a result of...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-18-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By bikeme
The dims. refer to the width, not the dia. as...

The dims. refer to the width, not the dia. as Canker mentioned. I've switched old octalink BBs in both road and mtbs to externally cupped ones. rather than buy tools which I'd never use again for the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-18-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By bikeme
Some newer front shifters have a 2x or 3x switch...

Some newer front shifters have a 2x or 3x switch so you don't have to by a new 2x shifter.
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-18-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By bikeme
I assume that's a triple front and 8 speed rear?...

I assume that's a triple front and 8 speed rear? Everything now is pretty much 10 and 11 spd rear by Shimano. You can still get new triple fronts like Deore (no letters following it) or SLX though....
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-18-17, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By bikeme
I know you listed your only options but the...

I know you listed your only options but the Maxxis Crossmark is a great hardpack tire that rolls easily on asphalt too as it has a flat, tight center knob. It has enough side knob for mellow...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-18-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By bikeme
My wife has a XC30 and it weighs a ton! For...

My wife has a XC30 and it weighs a ton! For comparison, my daughter has the same bike but with a Fox Float 32 with remote CTD and the bike is almost 3 pounds lighter!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-18-17, 01:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,968
Posted By bikeme
If they are organic or resin pads, they're done,...

If they are organic or resin pads, they're done, too porous--buy new ones. If metallic pads, you might be able to clean them off.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-14-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By bikeme
I don't have problems with lube leaking, here's...

I don't have problems with lube leaking, here's why. I first used Looks when I started back in 1990 with zero problems. However, after a few years I got Speedplays because they seemed cool and...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-09-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By bikeme
Do you have a clutch on your RD/Rear Mech like...

Do you have a clutch on your RD/Rear Mech like with Shimano? If so, you might want to turn it to the off position and it'll shift easier. To keep the chain tension tight with it off, shorten it a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-09-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By bikeme
"Barge through stuff"? Sounds fun! Either tire...

"Barge through stuff"? Sounds fun! Either tire size would suit you. You'll prob not find a lot of used 27.5s as they are fairly new and people will tend to keep them unless they bought a bike and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-17, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By bikeme
I'm running a 50/34 with an 11 spd. 11-28 and...

I'm running a 50/34 with an 11 spd. 11-28 and never spin out. Now, in a hammering pace line on a downhill, my cadence is way up there but I'm still not "spun out". I might be turning 120+ but am fine...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-16-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By bikeme
My steel 1991 Fisher Paragon is a 19 and I'm 6-1,...

My steel 1991 Fisher Paragon is a 19 and I'm 6-1, 32 inseam. I now ride a Kona Hei Hei size Large for comparison. I rode a 58 Bianchi Virata at the same time.
Forum: Southern California 04-01-17, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By bikeme
Thanks for the info. When driving, we pull off on...

Thanks for the info. When driving, we pull off on Old Coast Hwy. to visit the farmstead on it (you rode right past it). We found that it becomes Alisal, too. Great route choice, thanks for confirming.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-14-17, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By bikeme
I have a pancake Dewalt from Home Depot. I bought...

I have a pancake Dewalt from Home Depot. I bought it to power nail guns--which it does a great job. It works fine for seating tubeless beads using a Schrader air chuck with a presta adaptor on the...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 02-27-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By bikeme
Goniometer?

I want to buy one for checking knee flexion but they are expensive. The extendable ones are $60-on up. I saw one by Bikefit.com that is clear plastic with ranges marked for $45. Any other options? Do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By bikeme
I bet the other screw is too far or you're...

I bet the other screw is too far or you're turning the wrong screw (I've done that a lot). If the other is too far, it'll mess up the range of the other. maybe undo the cable and put both screws back...
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