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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-30-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
You are right! will look at it more closely. I...

You are right! will look at it more closely. I might move the chainring. Thanks! Good catch!




I noticed this too. The rear brake is mushy while the front is ok. Thank you for the explanation....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-29-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By johnj2803
Strictly speaking, 3500 calories is equal to 1...

Strictly speaking, 3500 calories is equal to 1 pound.

With that in mind, generally a person should not go below 1250 calories per day.

What I am trying to say is that there is an exact science...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-29-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
I did not change the levers. Seems to be working...

I did not change the levers. Seems to be working fine. Should I change the levers?

Here are some pictures of before and after:

BEFORE

https://s31.postimg.org/4j29qweyv/20160609_115415.jpg...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
I just finished my conversion. Aside from...

I just finished my conversion.

Aside from the single speed conversion I also changed the caliper brakes to a Nashbar branded Tektro V-brakes and changed the tires to slicks Michelin Country rock...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-07-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By johnj2803
Why do you want to change pedals? what is the...

Why do you want to change pedals? what is the problem with your current ones? Maybe its just a case of "upgrade-itis"?

Those pedals work really well with five ten shoes. I'm not sure if you will...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-04-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By johnj2803
2008 Giant TCX 1

I am looking at purchasing a bike for a Triathlon event. It is my first. I am looking at this opportunity to buy another bike other than my mountain bike.

Yes it will be used in the tri event but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-29-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
oh that's great news! I have not actually looked...

oh that's great news! I have not actually looked at my dad's yet sadly lol but i emailed this guy that made a really cool conversion of the same bike here:
1993 HARD ROCK ULTRA CONVERSION - Pedal...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
That's a great question. He never uses the gears,...

That's a great question. He never uses the gears, sometimes the shifter cables would skip and not work properly. He uses this to exercise and leisurely commute to the grocery store to pass time.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
so buying a new rear wheel that is single speed...

so buying a new rear wheel that is single speed or a rear wheel that is NOT a freewheel is not even a good idea? Is it because of the horizontal dropout?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By johnj2803
93 specialized hardrock single speed conversion

I am trying to build a bike for my 70 year old dad. He has this 1993 specialized hardrock ultra that he has been using for years.

He never shifts and I would like to reduce the weight and I though...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-23-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By johnj2803
where is the obligatory picture of the bike?! :D

where is the obligatory picture of the bike?! :D
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-20-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By johnj2803
Just a thought. Components are easily...

Just a thought. Components are easily replaceable. Go with the bike that fits you a lot better.

As a side note.
1. Going with the trek means less headache for you. Assuming you don't know...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-01-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By johnj2803
If I was going to get another brakes I am also...

If I was going to get another brakes I am also considering getting BB7's. I have them on my trek 29er and its been nice.

Do you guys think its better to get the BB7's? I see them cheaper than the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-01-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By johnj2803
so a shimano hydraulics as reliable or better...

so a shimano hydraulics as reliable or better than the one i have?
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-01-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By johnj2803
hydraulic brake levers and other question?

Hello I just got a 2012 Specialized rockhopper with avid hydraulic disk brakes.

1. My right lever is broken. It still brakes but the lever is cut. What brake levers can i replace it with and where...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-01-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,862
Posted By johnj2803
I just saw a 2013 diamondback recoil in the...

I just saw a 2013 diamondback recoil in the trails today. I talked with the owner and he let me ride his bike. He was very happy with his bike. He just got it and it was his first time riding it. He...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-22-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By johnj2803
finally got my bike and my LBS wanted me to...

finally got my bike and my LBS wanted me to contact trek myself. I don't know if that speaks good about the LBS I am dealing with...

anyway went for a quick 2 mile trail ride and it was different....
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By johnj2803
Yeah it is very popular during the sale. They are...

Yeah it is very popular during the sale. They are out of marlins and mine is the only one in the store. One of the sales guys told me that in trek's website there is a disclaimer that some components...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By johnj2803
Yeah got it! thank you very much! It is...

Yeah got it! thank you very much!

It is brand new from an authorized trek dealer. I was asking the mechanic and the other guys there and they were also dumbfounded with the SIS and Altus thing, so...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By johnj2803
Ok thanks. Don't you know of any external...

Ok thanks. Don't you know of any external markings that will differentiate it from the shimano SIS found in walmart bikes?
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-20-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By johnj2803
where exactly would I find this? I was looking...

where exactly would I find this? I was looking for any signs that they were altus and could not find it. Thanks!
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-20-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By johnj2803
New 2013 Trek Marlin with Sis crank and front derailleur?!

I was about to purchase a new 2013 Trek Marlin and just noticed that the crank and front derailleur were Shimano SIS instead of Shimano Altus.

Anyone with the same experience? should I be worried...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-14-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,862
Posted By johnj2803
is it good as a base bike for the frame? So even...

is it good as a base bike for the frame? So even if with the better fork and shock it still isn't good for serious trails?

thanks for the reply!
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-14-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,862
Posted By johnj2803
I guess nobody has it?

I guess nobody has it?
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-13-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,862
Posted By johnj2803
Anyone has the 2013 Diamondback recoil 29er?

I cant seem to find enough users to comment about this bike. Amazon has a handful of them but they are not really from mountain bikers.
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