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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By katsup

The used market has been heavily hit with the...

The used market has been heavily hit with the increase in demand for bikes due to quarantine. There may be an uptick in supply when all this is over and non riders sell their bikes, but expect to...
05-26-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By katsup

From the OP's gallery -...

From the OP's gallery - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/17966666
...
05-26-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By katsup

Here is the OP's gallery with his photos -...

Here is the OP's gallery with his photos - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17956174 He didn't include a photo of the drop outs though.

According to the Trek website, the 2020 FX3 has QR
...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By katsup

I only picked up the Randee and have a few...

I only picked up the Randee and have a few hundred miles on it, but only one or two ~50 mile rides with gym shorts and it worked for those. I did put my old saddle on for a longer 65 mile ride, but...
05-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By katsup

I am not sure what country you are in, but do you...

I am not sure what country you are in, but do you have Jamis or Marin dealers? If so, I'd be looking at the Marin Muirwoods (https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/20-muirwoods-29er) or Jamis Sequel or...
05-24-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By katsup

I was referring more to surfaces like grass,...

I was referring more to surfaces like grass, dirt, gravel, etc...That being said, the FX6 will likely be OK with curbs / stairs, but the wheels may be the weak point. I wouldn't make a habit of...
05-24-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By katsup

You need to the know following: Is your...

You need to the know following:

Is your bike quick release or thru axles.
Disc or Rim Brakes
What speed is your bike (needed for cassette)

My bet is your bike is QR with disk brakes, so...
05-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By katsup

You need 10 post to post photos, it's a anti spam...

You need 10 post to post photos, it's a anti spam thing. Here is your photo...
05-23-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By katsup

Did the bike shop recommend that? Are you between...

Did the bike shop recommend that? Are you between sizes or are you a solid medium?

Getting a wrong size bike to fit can be a challenge, and it may never feel right. Maybe they have an alternative...
05-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By katsup

Yes, as long as you can handle it, your bike can...

Yes, as long as you can handle it, your bike can ride it.

The biggest limitation for flat bars is the lack of hand positions. I think 45 miles was the longest I road on a flat bar and I was moving...
05-22-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 215,147
Posted By katsup

My bike is complete now that I've added a dork...

My bike is complete now that I've added a dork disk :innocent:
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05-21-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By katsup

For "simple easy dirt tracks" I'd be looking at a...

For "simple easy dirt tracks" I'd be looking at a rigid bike that can fit 40mm+ tires vs a bike with lower end suspension like the Marlin 5. I can't think of any suggestions in your market / price...
05-20-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By katsup

Nice looking bike. You must have a tall wife. ...

Nice looking bike. You must have a tall wife.

Are you keeping the dice?
05-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By katsup

I rode a Sirrus for a few hundred miles and it is...

I rode a Sirrus for a few hundred miles and it is a capable and fun bike. Mine was too small so it was sold off. Jamis gets more votes due to being steel, but both bikes are similar. What really...
05-20-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By katsup

You haven't ridden since you were a kid and you...

You haven't ridden since you were a kid and you want to jump back into it with a $2000 bike?

Start with something cheaper. I usually say used, but options are limited right now due to high...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,041
Posted By katsup

Measure the frame size of your Stumpjumper. ...

Measure the frame size of your Stumpjumper. You'd likely fit best on a 20-22" frame.
Replies: 38
Views: 1,041
Posted By katsup

Before spending any more money, is it your size? ...

Before spending any more money, is it your size? That frame looks to be around a 24" so you should be taller than 6ft at least. The slammed saddle, makes me think it's too big for you.

It's a...
05-19-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By katsup

Nice and congrats. I have a set of RS4 wheels...

Nice and congrats. I have a set of RS4 wheels with a bit over 1500mi on them and I like them a lot.
05-18-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By katsup

I ended up in someone's parade a few weeks ago. ...

I ended up in someone's parade a few weeks ago. A girl was standing out the moon roof with a go pro in the lead car, so there is a video of me somewhere out there.
05-18-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,061
Posted By katsup

Part of the LBS business is to sell bikes. They...

Part of the LBS business is to sell bikes. They have past sales to refer to when pricing a used bike.

Bicycle blue book is way off on their prices since there is no public record for used bike...
05-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By katsup

There is a DT Swiss 350 option under $500 from...

There is a DT Swiss 350 option under $500 from Colorado Cyclist that you can get built with 32 spokes.

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/custom-cyclocross-wheelsets

Don't forget to use the promo...
05-16-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By katsup

Picked up this Apex at the start of the...

Picked up this Apex at the start of the quarantine. Tore it apart to clean / repacked the bearings, then got it dirty again.
...
05-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By katsup

True, another option would be to use a stem with...

True, another option would be to use a stem with a longer quill so it's secured below the bend.

I think I just feel bad letting an otherwise good fork get recycled.
05-14-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By katsup

Bent Threaded Steerer

I'm refurbishing an 90's mountain bike and when going through the front end, I found that the threaded steerer was bent due to a past owner having the stem about an inch above the max HT line. The 1"...
05-14-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,029
Posted By katsup

This happened to me once, it was a entry level...

This happened to me once, it was a entry level bike and I just gave the guy his money back and parted it out. I was more mad at myself for missing the crack (small head tube crack under the down...
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By katsup

Been a member since 2009, but only 5 posts? ...

Been a member since 2009, but only 5 posts?
...
05-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By katsup

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called...

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called mountain biking.
05-13-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By katsup

You should do better selling it during the Spring...

You should do better selling it during the Spring covid bike boom vs normal Spring, but expect to take some loss. Hopefully the shop will work with you.
05-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By katsup

Maybe a silly question, but have you tried moving...

Maybe a silly question, but have you tried moving the saddle back?
05-12-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By katsup

The Soma Fog Cutter is another option with a...

The Soma Fog Cutter is another option with a steel fork that has to purchased as a frame. It has QR like the Space Horse, but they sent a newsletter about a week ago which said that they are planning...
05-11-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By katsup

Yes mechanical. I missed the Di2 requirement.

Yes mechanical. I missed the Di2 requirement.
05-11-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By katsup

Ultegra RX800 can do the same ...

Ultegra RX800 can do the same
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05-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By katsup

Average speed is also affected by the device you...

Average speed is also affected by the device you are recording with. Plus the Strava app on your phone doesn't have a stop recording when less than _ mph option.
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By katsup

Here is the link to the album with your photos:...

Here is the link to the album with your photos: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17783692

I don't know anything about the bikes to provide an opinion.
05-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By katsup

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17779472 ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17779472
...
05-09-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By katsup

I'd go with the S2 and use the savings to change...

I'd go with the S2 and use the savings to change the gearing. The wheels (biggest expense) appear to be the same on the C2 as the S2 anyway.
05-09-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,390
Posted By katsup

I like the EVO and see the target market. It's...

I like the EVO and see the target market. It's basically a cool hybrid / modern rigid 90's MTB. Specialized isn't the first to market a bike with a flat bar (Jamis Sequel & Salsa Journeyman come to...
05-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By katsup

The OP posted quite a lot of photos of the bike,...

The OP posted quite a lot of photos of the bike, but it was before they hit 10 posts
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17758928
...
05-06-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By katsup

eBay is your best bet.

eBay is your best bet.
05-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 233
Posted By katsup

Photo Assist ...

Photo Assist
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Just...
05-06-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By katsup

With the demand for ride able bikes so high, I've...

With the demand for ride able bikes so high, I've run out of bikes to move. I'm also almost out of spare parts as I listed those separately on eBay.

I don't expect to find any more bikes to work...
05-05-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By katsup

I'm not a runner, but I use flat pedals with pins...

I'm not a runner, but I use flat pedals with pins on all my bikes. I have tried riding with running shoes (New Balance 993) for around 50 miles and they worked, but you could feel the pins after...
05-04-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By katsup

You should be able to return the Schwinn back to...

You should be able to return the Schwinn back to Wal Mart.

Marin is a good brand that has been around for awhile.
05-03-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,492
Posted By katsup

Note that the popular cycling areas are getting...

Note that the popular cycling areas are getting flooded with riders. I don't have any personal experience riding in Half Moon Bay, but if it's known for cycling, expect 5x more bicyclists since that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By katsup

All of my triples are on 1990's bikes, I'm not...

All of my triples are on 1990's bikes, I'm not familiar with the newer models. My buddy has a Shimano Sora 3500 model which is working well for him.

Are you just hoping to have larger chainrings?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By katsup

Different pull ratio.

Different pull ratio.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By katsup

You'll also need a new front shifter and...

You'll also need a new front shifter and dérailleur to be compatible with a 2x vs your 3x.

Personally, I'd suggest keeping the triple until it wears out or you replace the bike. Making it a 2x...
05-03-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By katsup

Congrats, did you get the navy one?

Congrats, did you get the navy one?
05-03-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By katsup

Note that with credit cards, you typically have...

Note that with credit cards, you typically have till the statement due date until you get charged interest. If you pay the full amount of the credit card before the due date, then no interest.
05-03-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By katsup

I service my Shimano hubs all the time, no real...

I service my Shimano hubs all the time, no real problem, and no special bearings to purchase. I wish they had replaceable end caps, which is the reason I didn't purchase them for my newest bike.
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