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09-24-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By globe9

Thanks for your detailed reply! I really...

Thanks for your detailed reply! I really appreciate it. I'll give that stem a try
09-24-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By globe9

That looks comfortable, but I'm ok with not being...

That looks comfortable, but I'm ok with not being THAT upright, but it's close. I'd like this:
http://www.davescheapbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Couple-riding-comfort-bikes.jpeg

Or like...
09-24-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By globe9

I have a medium frame. Link to picture of bike...

I have a medium frame. Link to picture of bike http://imgur.com/RG5MoXZ
09-24-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By globe9

What you're saying makes sense. What stem would...

What you're saying makes sense. What stem would you recommend to raise the height and possibly angle back towards me slightly? I asked a LBS and they wouldn't get too specific as they hinted I needed...
09-23-17, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By globe9

Want to Raise Handlebars on MTB to Much Higher

I have a 2017 Liv Bliss Lite. It has a rigid fork. It's a mtn bike so the handlebars are low. I'm trying to convert this bike to more of a comfort style bike as I only use it on paved bike paths. I'm...
09-23-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By globe9

Do I Need an Extra Cassette?

I got some slicks for the Marin and instead of swapping out tires everytime I need to, I'm gonna get an extra wheelset. This would be easier right? One question though. I'll need a new cassette for...
09-16-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By globe9

Getting Disc Brakes--What size do I need?

I am going to buy some Avid BB7 Disc Brakes for my 2005 Marin Hawk Hill, which is disc brake ready(according to Marin product specs, both front and rear hubs are Shimano Disc, 32 hole). I'm looking...
09-11-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By globe9

Josh, thanks for the reply. I'm getting what...

Josh, thanks for the reply. I'm getting what ya'll are saying and thanks for the advice. I guess from reading many threads on here where it seems like everyone just wants to upgrade stuff, I thought...
09-11-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By globe9

Thanks for the replies CA and Unsafe. I'm doing...

Thanks for the replies CA and Unsafe. I'm doing very basic trail riding, so I guess I'll take ya'll's advice and stick with my current derailleur's for now until something breaks and I need to...
09-11-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By globe9

Checked the Marin Archive and according to this: ...

Checked the Marin Archive and according to this:

http://www.marinbikes.com/bicycles_2005/html/bikes/bike_specs/specs_hawk_hill.html

My frame does have disc mounts...will this make a disc brake...
09-11-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By globe9

What Parts Do I Need for These Upgrades?

I currently own a 2005 Marin Hawk Hill. With Fall approaching down here, I really plan on doing on a lot more riding when the weather gets nice(or make that bearable lol). I've been looking at some...
09-11-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By globe9

To Upgrade or Not? & What Parts Does this Chick Need?

I currently own a 2005 Marin Hawk Hill. With Fall approaching down here, I really plan on doing on a lot more riding when the weather gets nice(or make that bearable lol). I've been looking at some...
08-27-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By globe9

Hey Nolagrrl, I'm in New Orleans too. What...

Hey Nolagrrl,

I'm in New Orleans too. What part are ya in?

I'd also consider Jamis or Marin. I own a Marin Hawk Hill that I got for less than $300 back in 06 on sale at Sierra Trading Post....
08-24-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,546
Posted By globe9

In no particular order, these are the...

In no particular order, these are the manufacturers I would consider the Top 5:

1. Trek
2. Gary Fisher
3. Cannondale
4. Giant
5. Specialized
08-15-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By globe9

What's a Fair Price for an 05 Marin Hawk Hill?

I currently own a 2005 Marin Hawk Hill that is in LIKE NEW condition. What's a fair price to sell this for on Craigslist or Ebay? It maybe has like 10 miles on it and has been kept inside at ALL...
08-15-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By globe9

Which Bikes Come with Lock Out Forks

I was at the LBS last weekend and was introduced to "lock out" forks...at least I think that's what their called. What $400-$500 bikes come with lockout forks? The salesguy explained that I could...
08-13-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,137
Posted By globe9

Ok, so the Canyon is a Yukon. Why did it say...

Ok, so the Canyon is a Yukon. Why did it say Canyon on the bike? If the Canyon is a nicer bike, would it be better for me to buy the Canyon from this LBS for $499?
08-13-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By globe9

I do know enough, but the problem is that this is...

I do know enough, but the problem is that this is the only shop that carries the Giant brand in or near my city. If there was another place, I'd say screw these people, but I'm kinda stuck with them....
08-13-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By globe9

My LBS is Full of It...What Should I Do?

First off...went to LBS this past Sat. to check out bikes for the GF. I was checking out 2 bikes in there. A Giant Rincon and a Giant Canyon, both of which were selling for $499. I've since given up...
08-12-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,137
Posted By globe9

Is this LBS full of B.S.?

I'm beginning to think that this LBS may not be on the up and up. All of the research I've done states that the Giant Canyon is a DS bike. This bike in the shop was NOT DS. The price of the Rincon...
08-12-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,137
Posted By globe9

That is the thing though(posted above), the...

That is the thing though(posted above), the Canyon at the LBS was NOT a FS. It was front suspension only. That was what confused me. I didn't ask what model year it was or anything. I was just...
08-10-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,137
Posted By globe9

Giant Rincon Vs. Giant Canyon

Went to a LBS yesterday to check out some bikes for the GF. I was looking at the Giant Rincon and right next to this bike they had a Giant Canyon. Both bikes were $499. The Rincon had Alivio and...
07-30-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By globe9

I own a Marin Hawk Hill and it's a damn good...

I own a Marin Hawk Hill and it's a damn good bike. Marin is lesser known, but I think they make great bikes. That's a pretty good price for the Bolinas Ridge...Rei has them for $499.00 and I usually...
07-13-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By globe9

Thanks for the response. Does anyone know what...

Thanks for the response. Does anyone know what the F6 retails for? I checked out the website and think that might be the one I want. I'll be going to the LBS next weekend to test ride and see what I...
07-13-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By globe9

Speaking of Cannondale...

What's the entry-level Cannondale hardtail mtn bike? Went to their website, but they don't list msrp, so it's hard to tell what's the entry-level. A friend of mine is a cop and the city gets...
07-10-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By globe9

testing

testing
07-10-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By globe9

Single Speed, Fixed Gear? What Do I Need?

Hi Ya'll,

I currently own a Marin Hawk Hill that I got for a sweet deal($290 NEW including shipping from Sierra Trading Post). I've ridden it a few times, but it gets so hot down here(New Orleans)...
06-09-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By globe9

Agree somewhat. I'm from New Orleans where 95% of...

Agree somewhat. I'm from New Orleans where 95% of the population could be classified as professional drinkers. For me, driving after 3 or 4 beers is NOT drunk driving. After 3 or 4 beers I am not...
06-08-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By globe9

Chain Love

Just came across the website yesterday. It's basically like a Woot, but for cyclists. Today they've had some pretty sic stuff. If ya get a chance check it out.

www.chainlove.com
05-20-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By globe9

I own a Marin Hawk Hill and it's a great...

I own a Marin Hawk Hill and it's a great all-around bike. I wasn't too sure about Marin when I bought this bike, but I did some research and it's a great company and they make great bikes. The Hawk...
05-08-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By globe9

Specialized Hardrock Sport, Trek 3700, Giant...

Specialized Hardrock Sport, Trek 3700, Giant Rincon---all under $400 and great bikes.
05-08-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By globe9

And Montezumas_vipe gets the award....LOL Yep,...

And Montezumas_vipe gets the award....LOL Yep, I'm a chick and my girlfriend is my girlfriend, not a friend who is a girl.

Anyway, this bike is pretty much brand new, but I did think the price...
05-07-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By globe9

Ya'll Said Buy Used Not X-mart--Is this an alright bike?

I am looking to buy a decent bike for my g-friend who has a Royce Union now and I'm afraid to take her on the local trail riding that! I've been looking around and have come across someone selling a...
04-20-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By globe9

That thing looks very interesting. I'd love to...

That thing looks very interesting. I'd love to take my dog with me on my bike, but he's not so well-trained that he would stay close to me at tall times. He's easily distracted by other animals. The...
04-20-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By globe9

I'd say the Roadmaster trike. My 2 year old...

I'd say the Roadmaster trike. My 2 year old nephew has one and he is rough on that thing. I'd say it's pretty tough...and not quite $100 either. You could use the extra cash you save to buy a new...
04-03-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By globe9

Female Newbie Wants to Build a Bike--I have a question.

Hi everyone,

I ride a Marin Hawk Hill Mtn bike, but have recently become very interested in getting a decent frame and building my own mtn bike. This would be a hobby and a learning experience. I...
03-27-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By globe9

bikes direct sells GT, Giant, Specialized etc? I...

bikes direct sells GT, Giant, Specialized etc? I checked out their website and all they sell is something called motobecane? never heard of them
Forum: Southeast
03-27-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By globe9

The Spillway Trail is pretty nice. It's got...

The Spillway Trail is pretty nice. It's got jumps, obstacles, etc. The spillway is in St. Charles Parish...about 20 minutes from NOLA. I like to ride the old Arboreum trail in City Park. It's got a...
03-27-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By globe9

GT, Giant, Specialized--Any Online Retailers?

My younger sister is interested in mountain biking and is looking for a bike. She lives in the boonies and doesn't have a LBS close(nearest one is like 4 hours). I told her I'd keep an eye out for...
03-25-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By globe9

Noob Question: What's a Chainstay?

Ok Noob question here. I've read several references to chainstay's on here, usually lizard skinz, and I have no idea what that is. Can someone explain? Thanks!!
03-18-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By globe9

Hey Spindrifter, are you in LA as in...

Hey Spindrifter,

are you in LA as in louisiana or LA as Los Angeles? Just wondering. I'd definitely have it checked out. Where'd ya get such a good deal anyway? I'm in LA as in Louisiana, the New...
03-03-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By globe9

Painting A Bike?

I have a Marin Hawk Hill and love it, but I really want to paint the frame. It's a dark blue matte color and I really want a yellow bike....it'll go faster lol Just wondering how much of a pain in...
02-28-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By globe9

Trek 4300--Any Good & What's a Fair Price?

I found this bike on Craigslist and was wondering what ya'll thought of it. Is it a decent bike? I know their asking price is high, but what should I offer. I want to be fair.

Here's the link to...
02-28-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,530
Posted By globe9

My 1st Mtn bike was a 1992 era Schwinn...

My 1st Mtn bike was a 1992 era Schwinn Hurricane(I don't even know if Schwinn was still Schwinn back then) cost about $300. Then about 2 years later, a friend was buying a bike and I was there, so I...
02-24-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By globe9

I'm not gonna steal anything, besides I don't...

I'm not gonna steal anything, besides I don't even know where he lives. LOL Anyway, I've given up on him. He's some dumbas* kid that would probably want $350 for the bike even without the racing...
02-24-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By globe9

With a budget like that, you've got some good...

With a budget like that, you've got some good options. Check out Trek, Specialized, Giant, K2, Gary Fisher. They all have entry level decent bikes in the $300-$400 range.
02-24-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By globe9

I am like you and don't know a race fork from a...

I am like you and don't know a race fork from a tuning fork and I know I don't need a race fork. I told him to swap out the race fork with the original fork and I'd give him $200 for the bike and he...
02-23-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By globe9

I offered him $285, the shocks aren't that...

I offered him $285, the shocks aren't that important to me. He rejected that offer and then said $350 would be as low as he would go. I declined, of course. I can get a BRAND NEW Hardrock for about...
02-22-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By globe9

Is a USED Bike like a Used Car?

I'm looking to buy a 2004 Specialized Hardrock Sport. The original MSRP for this bike was $350. The seller is asking $375 for his USED bike. However, he added a Rock Shox Psylo Race Shock to this...
02-22-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By globe9

2004 Specialized Hardrock Sport -Shimano...

2004 Specialized Hardrock Sport

-Shimano Acera derailleurs
-Rock Shox Psylo Race Shocks
- Aftermarket seat and post(looks like it says Interi or something on seat and "Derived 6001" on post)...
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