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07-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By primov8

Have you tried using a hitch riser? My cousin has...

Have you tried using a hitch riser? My cousin has a FX35 and ran into the same issue with his Thule T2 XTR rack scrapping curbs, speed bumps and even some driveways. We installed a hitch riser and...
07-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By masonv45

I have a 2010 Sienna, and the hitch itself is so...

I have a 2010 Sienna, and the hitch itself is so low it will scrape curbs if i'm not careful. You may have to go with a different style rack if the one you bought ends up being too close to the...
07-18-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By primov8

Like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 I have on my suv, the...

Like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 I have on my suv, the transfer 3 also tilts away from the lift gate when needing to access the lift gate.
06-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By Kapusta

Same here. 24/34 rings with a 11-34 cassette....

Same here. 24/34 rings with a 11-34 cassette. Basically used it as a 1x9 in the larger ring, and used the granny for steeper climbs. Zero issues. I went with 1x11 mainly due to the way my rear...
06-26-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Wooderson

I think you're on the right track. I'm 6'0" and...

I think you're on the right track. I'm 6'0" and have long legs and a short torso. I buy large bikes so my pelvis is in the correct position relative to the cranks (more efficient to make power),...
06-23-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bigbus

I have helped build many miles of trails for both...

I have helped build many miles of trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. Not all trails will be marked with regard to direction of flow because signs cost money and they actually do wear...
06-23-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By surak

The first time I went out with friends, we took a...

The first time I went out with friends, we took a double black diamond trail where every jump had a bypass. As a complete MTB noob, I chose to bypass every one. A guy rides up behind me, so I stand...
06-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By davei1980

We have all been there, whether we want to admit...

We have all been there, whether we want to admit it or not! I have walked out of a few double-black diamond trails I found myself on. Luckily, I ride early in the AM when no one is out to witness my...
06-22-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By cpach

I'm 5'11" with a disproportionally long torso and...

I'm 5'11" with a disproportionally long torso and would definitely size a large Talon.

Seat height should be set to result in an approximately 30 degree bend in your knee at the bottom of the...
06-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By jrhoneOC

I'm no expert...and other may chime in...but...

I'm no expert...and other may chime in...but maybe swept back bars and shorter stem, maybe slightly narrower bars as well. I would think the bars would have the least effect on handling as geometry...
06-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By jrhoneOC

100bikes has some excellent info ....also did you...

100bikes has some excellent info ....also did you ride a M? I rode lots of bikes. I narrowed it down to 3 or 4 bikes and rode all of them M and L. Specialized has a fit calculator where they take...
06-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By grizzly59

Sienna is a mini van? Do you want to open the...

Sienna is a mini van? Do you want to open the back lift gate with the rack attached? This may narrow your choices.
06-20-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By dedhed

My hitch rack stays in all summer and pop the...

My hitch rack stays in all summer and pop the bike on anytime. It gets pulled out if I need to pull a trailer.
06-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By 100bikes

New or used? A Giant dealer should have advised...

New or used?
A Giant dealer should have advised you on the differences, based upon your build, and the purpose of the bicycle.
Fit is a matching of the rider and geometry of a given bicycle in a...
06-18-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Ironfish653

Since youíre getting the 2Ē hitch, Iíd strongly...

Since youíre getting the 2Ē hitch, Iíd strongly recommend looking in to one of the tray-type racks, rather than a hanger style. Itís a lot easier to get the bikes on and off, and it accommodates...
06-14-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By cityfeet

I'm just about to get into mountain biking and my...

I'm just about to get into mountain biking and my daughter is interested too so this is good to think about. I didn't even know there were one way and two way trails. Will one way trails start and...
06-12-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By PJay120

Kids can get their bike out of the tray much...

Kids can get their bike out of the tray much easier than off the hanging rack.

The hanging rack almost cannot accommodate mountain bike frames. [There is a bar you can add to go from seat post to...
06-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By plipperpete

Generally there's no reason to not ride...

Generally there's no reason to not ride backwards, unless it's a designated one way trail. I wouldn't worry too much about etiquette as long as you aren't doing anything dumb like sitting in the...
06-10-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By Kapusta

I don't think it makes much difference...

I don't think it makes much difference etiquette-wise. Just do whatever seems easiest and gets you off the trail sooner. If you pull off when you hear someone coming, that's about all anyone can...
06-10-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not a big deal. Keep moving forward as best you...

Not a big deal. Keep moving forward as best you can. Listen for riders coming up behind and step to the side if possible. Try to be predictable, it is the faster riders job to find a way around,...
06-09-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By WannaGetGood

If anyone is going to get upset with you then...

If anyone is going to get upset with you then they would probably get upset over anything. Mountain biking is meant to be fun and these things happen. I find the mtb community is much more kind than...
06-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By 2cam16

If I was too deep in, I'd keep on pushing...

If I was too deep in, I'd keep on pushing forward. Good thing no one was bombing down! I'd check Trailforks or a similar app first before going places. ;)
06-08-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By dabac

You were slow b/c you accidentally ended up over...

You were slow b/c you accidentally ended up over your heads.
Another rider might have been slower still, on account of having crashed out. Anytime you go around a blind corner, or over a blind hump,...
06-05-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By sdmc530

I have a thule hang type rack. It was a good deal...

I have a thule hang type rack. It was a good deal at the time but now I wish I had dropped the cash for a tray type. The type your set the bike in instead of hanging your bikes off the top tube is...
06-05-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Viich

I'd recommend the basket type - I've actually got...

I'd recommend the basket type - I've actually got a cargo bin with bike adapters. I'm looking at a North Shore or Recon rack now, but that's now that my kids and I have started BMX racing. The...
05-27-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Runngun

I have a 4 bike hanging rack thatís probably 15...

I have a 4 bike hanging rack thatís probably 15 years old. Dates back to when I had a 4 bike family. I subscribe to the buy once, cry once philosophy so Iíd recommend a 4 bike rack for you. Shop all...
05-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's not the norm. Marin Pine Mountain and Surly...

It's not the norm. Marin Pine Mountain and Surly Karate Monkey are a couple of examples.
05-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Darth Lefty

As the price increases, enduro and trail bike...

As the price increases, enduro and trail bike forks lose their lockouts when they get adjustable compression, because those two features go in the same place. It depends on the model, too. Rock Shox...
05-18-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By cpach

Because entry-level mountain bikes sold at bike...

Because entry-level mountain bikes sold at bike shops commonly are used for multiple purposes, including commuting and casual leisure riding, they pretty commonly have fork lockouts on otherwise not...
05-13-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Kapusta

It depends. More common on some than others.

It depends. More common on some than others.
05-12-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By c_m_shooter

Rigid forks are cheap. Just get rid of the...

Rigid forks are cheap. Just get rid of the suspension. If you had good suspension you probably would not want to get rid of it though, there is a difference, and you get what you pay for.
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My advice before spending any money: Make a list...

My advice before spending any money: Make a list of ALL the things that need fixing and price them out.

it happens too often that you fix one, then another pops up. but due to sunk-cost-fallacy...
05-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By MRT2

You are right on the bubble with this bike. On...

You are right on the bubble with this bike.
On the one hand, Univega made some nice bikes back in the day, and the frame looks decent, if a bit heavy so there is that. In tip top shape, it is about...
05-09-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By DorkDisk

New bike-shop, hi-ten fixies retail for about 375...

New bike-shop, hi-ten fixies retail for about 375 so you have some margin and it will have the nice ride of a steel bike.

Perhaps a co-op (https://www.facebook.com/recyclebicycleharrisburg) will...
05-09-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By HerrKaLeun

With a cheap bike you have to repair yourself if...

With a cheap bike you have to repair yourself if you want any economics.

If you pay shop prices, you may as well buy a better bike.
05-09-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By DorkDisk

It looks like your bike is a 97...

It looks like your bike is a 97 (https://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=1997&brand=Univega%20&model=Activa%20Country).

Right off the bat, I believe your cantilever brakes have been...
05-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't really tell you what to do, but from what...

I can't really tell you what to do, but from what I can see from your pictures and what others have suggested, this is what I would do if it were my bike. Mind you, I would do all the work myself and...
05-08-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Miradaman

Keep trying, you'll figure it out, save money and...

Keep trying, you'll figure it out, save money and have the satisfaction of riding a bike you fixed up yourself. Like you, I'm, shall we say, "frugal", with no mechanical skills whatsoever. Between...
05-08-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By DorkDisk

Your rear shifter is missing a barrel adjustor;...

Your rear shifter is missing a barrel adjustor; should be easy to source but probably not worth it. GripShift is plastic, brittle, and hard to replace cables. I'd replace those for some triggers or...
05-08-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By stevel610

Tire replacement and wheel truing are separate...

Tire replacement and wheel truing are separate items. You should be able to replace the tubes and tires without needing to true if they were ok before you started.

You may think of it as spending...
05-08-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By AlmostTrick

Univega is a good brand, and I'm guessing it's a...

Univega is a good brand, and I'm guessing it's a steel frame. If it fits you well and you like it then it's worth fixing up.

Check Craigslist in your area for freelance bike mechanics. Most of us...
05-08-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By stevel610

I'd say go to biketiresdirect.com and get a pair...

I'd say go to biketiresdirect.com and get a pair of tires. General Lee spending a little more will provide greater long-term value. Schwalbe Marathons at $36 each right now would last you for years....
05-08-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By TakingMyTime

My thought is it's probably going to get really...

My thought is it's probably going to get really expensive if you take it to a shop. If the grips are "disintegrating", to me that would indicate that the bike was either left outside a lot or at the...
05-08-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By DorkDisk

A straight tires, grips, and bars install should...

A straight tires, grips, and bars install should cost you parts plus minimal labor. However, if your new wider bars require re-cabling, your price will go up as you are now doing a full tuneup; so...
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