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Old 12-01-20, 09:53 AM
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I have two. One was designed for it, and the other was designed for a 700c. Both of those have 20" (bmx sized) front wheels.
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Old 12-01-20, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Pop N Wood View Post

From a tube perspective I sort of wish every bike I owned had the same size wheels. I have more tubes in my bike shed than the local Walmart. Have to make sure I grab the correct repair kit every time I take a bike out.
Why not have the extra tubes always on the bikes that use that size? Or maybe double up on some repair kits so you can have one for each of your bikes. That way, it will always be with you and nothing to forget or selecting the wrong one?
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Old 12-01-20, 10:51 AM
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My own sin .....

Full Fox suspension, Industry 9 wheels, 24-speed Shimano drivetrain. A good enough bike that even I can manage some trails.
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Old 12-01-20, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
Why not have the extra tubes always on the bikes that use that size? Or maybe double up on some repair kits so you can have one for each of your bikes. That way, it will always be with you and nothing to forget or selecting the wrong one?
I pretty much do that, a separate repair kit for each bike. Trouble is I seem to swap out wheels quite often, switching between wide and narrow tires. One bike has 700c and 650b wheels as well.

First world problems, no doubt.
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Old 12-01-20, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Pop N Wood View Post
I pretty much do that, a separate repair kit for each bike. Trouble is I seem to swap out wheels quite often, switching between wide and narrow tires. One bike has 700c and 650b wheels as well.

First world problems, no doubt.
Nah, it's cool!
Most of the talk here is "first world problems". People don't tend to have several bikes, dedicated hobby bikes (well, that's what I call a lot fo types of bikes) and so on, unless they have the time and income to do that.

I, for one, am not going to feel bad for thinking about things that are first-world mostly. It's a sort of downwards-snobbery or humble-bragging. I can't really tell at times.
(yes, I too read the other thread with "first world problems" in the title)
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Old 12-01-20, 05:34 PM
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One of my two bikes is a 26er. Late 80s RockHopper, set up with smooth tires, single speed and touring bars. Super fun, about like a grown up version of my first bike as a kid.




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Old 12-01-20, 11:14 PM
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THe question is why aren't there more slicked 26''ers out there?
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Old 12-02-20, 05:47 AM
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Got a Surly Disc Trucker. I'm pretty short and the smaller frame sizes in those models come with 26" wheels.
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Old 12-02-20, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
THe question is why aren't there more slicked 26''ers out there?
I considered it, but I have other bikes suited for cruising and slick 559 tires cost more than I'd like.
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We still have two of these, early 90's Treks. Really fun bikes. We mostly use them as commuters, though I still hit the local snowmobile/atv trail, and a little single track.
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Old 12-02-20, 10:56 AM
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They're all I ride. Strange I don't have a picture of my 2005 Santa Cruz Superlight with 1500+ outings and 20,000+ miles on it, but this is the five+ year old e-MTB.
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Old 12-02-20, 11:33 AM
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Who still rides 26" bikes? I still have two of them.
At the risk of getting flamed for this...it's a 26 inch wheel not a 26 inch bike. A 26 inch bike would be like a 66cm frame. So the correct answer would be hardly anybody if they could actually find one and they have a severe case of Marfans syndrome.
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Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
At the risk of getting flamed for this...it's a 26 inch wheel not a 26 inch bike. A 26 inch bike would be like a 66cm frame. So the correct answer would be hardly anybody if they could actually find one and they have a severe case of Marfans syndrome.
Wow ..... I am SO glad you cleared that up. I am sure we all are.

You should ask the mods to delete this thread ....

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Old 12-02-20, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by maelochs View Post
wow ..... I am so glad you cleared that up. I am sure we all are.

You should ask the mods to delete this thread ....

:d
flame on!
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Old 12-02-20, 01:54 PM
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gonna ride one today. 90's Trek mountain bike
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26 inch wheels that is
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
THe question is why aren't there more slicked 26''ers out there?
One of the difficult things these days for 26ers is that not enough of the nifty new tires are made available in 26” size. I’m glad RH makes the RTP. I would be delighted if there were also 26x2.0 tires like the Schwalbe G-Ones and Conti Speed Ride.

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Old 12-02-20, 08:23 PM
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26" is still in existence sure maybe not in the huge abundance that we all knew a loved but I can still find plenty of great rim and tire options. I just built up my Titanium Habanero as a 26er and it is awesome.

The tires are brand spankin' new the wheels are older but I could easily re-build them if I needed to with some nice Velocity rims and be quite content.


I think if you are going to own multiple bikes which one should, having a 26" bike isn't a bad thing to have. I mean look at that thing, dripping in Paul and other 3DV goodness. Sure was it extravagant, yes a bit but it is just so purdy and 90s. I will also say if you are going to have multiple bikes get some pretty anodized parts on at least one of them. Paul is a nice guy who makes nice parts and you cannot help but drool a little when you see them. I can't lie seeing cyccommute 's bikes it is hard not to want your own little piece of that. Granted my anodized parts fetish started well before that and titanium bikes have always been cool but I gotta give some props as his stuff is good lookin'.
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Old 12-02-20, 08:36 PM
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I have 26 inch wheels on my 2004 Gary Fisher Sugar 2+. Still able to climb Hell Hill without stopping: https://www.venturacountytrails.org/...s.htm#HellHill

Coincidentally, I finally ordered a 27.5 inch wheel polygon Siskiu D7 this weekend in fact.
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Yeah, still got a couple of ‘em. Just built this one up for my kid when his prior frame broke. {Yes, I know we should really add a bash guard to take up unsightly crankarm holes... }
Anyway, it’s great. Fast and simple. I admit I haven’t ridden a 27.5” hardtail, but this just feels right.

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Old 12-02-20, 11:21 PM
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26" is still in existence sure maybe not in the huge abundance that we all knew a loved but I can still find plenty of great rim and tire options. I just built up my Titanium Habanero as a 26er and it is awesome.

The tires are brand spankin' new the wheels are older but I could easily re-build them if I needed to with some nice Velocity rims and be quite content.


I think if you are going to own multiple bikes which one should, having a 26" bike isn't a bad thing to have. I mean look at that thing, dripping in Paul and other 3DV goodness. Sure was it extravagant, yes a bit but it is just so purdy and 90s. I will also say if you are going to have multiple bikes get some pretty anodized parts on at least one of them. Paul is a nice guy who makes nice parts and you cannot help but drool a little when you see them. I can't lie seeing cyccommute 's bikes it is hard not to want your own little piece of that. Granted my anodized parts fetish started well before that and titanium bikes have always been cool but I gotta give some props as his stuff is good lookin'.
Although I “liked” your post, I only partly “like” it. To be a Star Trek nerd, putting slicks on a mountain bike and using it for cruising around is the equivalent of sending it to Gre’thor. Every mountain bike...no matter what size wheels it has...should meet it’s end in glorious battle and be assured a place in Stovokor. I’ve broken 4 frames and there is no finer end to a mountain bike! Even a HelMart BSO deserves such an end.
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
THe question is why aren't there more slicked 26''ers out there?
My Cimarron on ancient Specialized Fat Boys (I don't ride much these days)...


... plus, for the rest of the thread, a non-slicked dropped Marin Palisades Trail...


...and a Giant CFM2.
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That one is pretty cool looking
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That one is pretty cool looking
It does have style. And it’s not a mountain bike so the slicks don’t dishonor the bike
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Although I “liked” your post, I only partly “like” it. To be a Star Trek nerd, putting slicks on a mountain bike and using it for cruising around is the equivalent of sending it to Gre’thor. Every mountain bike...no matter what size wheels it has...should meet it’s end in glorious battle and be assured a place in Stovokor. I’ve broken 4 frames and there is no finer end to a mountain bike! Even a HelMart BSO deserves such an end.
Oh don't worry, the slicks are temporary. I just wanted something to cruise around on for a short bit. I wouldn't just relegate this to street duty. The suspension fork I have been wanting to get is out of stock and every time one comes back in stock it is sold out before I get a chance to pull out the credit card. Though I will probably do some rigid riding on it but with my back issues I want a little extra cush.
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