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05-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
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...
05-21-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
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...
05-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
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.
...
05-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By katsup

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

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called mountain biking.
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...
05-03-20, 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...
05-02-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,017
Posted By katsup

I see about 1/4" of the people with masks wearing...

I see about 1/4" of the people with masks wearing them around their chin, sometimes covering their mouth, but always with their nose exposed. I know that it is more difficult to breathe in a mask,...
04-29-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By katsup

If you are anything like me, a replacement may...

If you are anything like me, a replacement may not fill your desire and you may still want the Firefly. If it is 100% what you want, I'd consider waiting the year.
04-22-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,854
Posted By katsup

Thought this thread's article would be...

Thought this thread's article would be appropriate here.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1199087-bicycles-new-toilet-paper-australia.html
04-22-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,854
Posted By katsup

In my area, tuned up bikes are selling well. All...

In my area, tuned up bikes are selling well. All the ones I was selling have been sold and a lot of the bikes I'd consider a good deal don't last long on CL. The nearby bike shop use to put out ~20...
04-17-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,746
Posted By katsup

Replace the tube and ride it, total should be...

Replace the tube and ride it, total should be about $10. The bike can use the other things, but doesn't need it to make it rideable. I fear your shop may be taking advantage. Your multitrack 720 is...
04-17-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By katsup

I saw the link in your first post right after I...

I saw the link in your first post right after I hit submit.

I don't know about the vintage bikes enough to give an opinion, but I'd expect to see the Macho Man at around $600-$700 in my market.
04-17-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By katsup

Price is subjective on location. Without seeing...

Price is subjective on location. Without seeing the bikes (you didn't provide photos or links), I'd say the Macho Man is the best, but It's a $1600 MSRP rim brake bike that is 8 years old. This would...
04-16-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By katsup

You say that but I had one of these squorx alloy...

You say that but I had one of these squorx alloy nipples break on me when I touched it last year (also in Southern California). I replace it with a brass, but the other 4-5 nipples I had to mess with...
04-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,244
Posted By katsup

Cities = more cycling for a purpose (work,...

Cities = more cycling for a purpose (work, groceries, etc...)
Suburban = more cycling for recreation purposes.
04-11-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By katsup

I tend to steer toward climbs so the gearing...

I tend to steer toward climbs so the gearing helps when my knee is not 100%

I am currently using Wellgo MG1 pedals since I bought a couple of sets when I first started. Raceface Chesters are...
04-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,012
Posted By katsup

A manufacture I haven't seen mentioned yet is...

A manufacture I haven't seen mentioned yet is Soma.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/soma_fog_cutter_forum_75406b0afc825d4b277d1628491c1c4a4387e1ef.jpg

I prefer with...
04-09-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By katsup

Are the important Deore LX components are there,...

Are the important Deore LX components are there, Don't think the seatpost is original and the saddle does not look comfortable. Shifters may be gunk'ed up which is common for their age. Nothing...
04-09-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By katsup

Thanks, picked it up a few weeks ago as a...

Thanks, picked it up a few weeks ago as a quarantine project, bonus for it being my size. The frame is nice, but the seatpost and stem have sun damage, the light surface rust that you get when a bike...
04-09-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By katsup

The Panasonic looks like a 20". The Rockhopper...

The Panasonic looks like a 20". The Rockhopper looks like it would fit.

This Apex has a sticker on top that says 21" performance, 22.5" conventional (first time I have seen this). It measures 21"...
04-08-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

There are significantly more mountain bikes than...

There are significantly more mountain bikes than the one you list that had Deore LX/DX/XT. It's not really worth making a list as there are that many. It may be possible to list the lugged models, in...
04-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By katsup

I usually sell the parts I don't want to ship on...

I usually sell the parts I don't want to ship on Craigslist. I've sold about 4 pairs of wheels this year, they were all low/mid range or 26" and were not priced over $150.
04-08-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By katsup

I've sold 4 bikes this year so far, 2 of which...

I've sold 4 bikes this year so far, 2 of which were during the social distancing. Parts have also been selling very well on eBay.
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04-07-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,358
Posted By katsup

I didn't mention it in my first post, but I...

I didn't mention it in my first post, but I purchased a used 2015 Trek Verve 3 (with front suspension and seat post) when I first started cycling, since it is what I thought I wanted. Rode it for a...
04-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,358
Posted By katsup

What is your idea of a long ride? 10mi, 50mi? ...

What is your idea of a long ride? 10mi, 50mi? Comfort bike like the ones mentioned tend to not to be comfortable after about 15-20mi.

I'd drop the Giants and Jamis due to them having cheap...
04-05-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By katsup

Brake squeal is more effective than a bell, which...

Brake squeal is more effective than a bell, which makes people jump out of the way. But I tend to tune my brakes to be quiet, so I have a bell and yell when they don't move.
03-31-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 142,183
Posted By katsup

He's not the original owner so no.

He's not the original owner so no.
03-31-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By katsup

I have the Juin Tech R1 (road version) on my Fog...

I have the Juin Tech R1 (road version) on my Fog Cutter. They feel / stop better than the BB7 that were on my last bike. I've only been using them for about 600 miles, but they have given me no...
03-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By katsup

You could get cable / hydro calipers. The Juin...

You could get cable / hydro calipers. The Juin Tech M1 is one example.
03-29-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By katsup

The muirwoods has the best color, Rasta! ...

The muirwoods has the best color, Rasta!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/786x510/20_ms_c1_gallery_7b437ca0e2e33d9f5f89999fe4b98a29466feb4e.jpg
Once you test ride, you should...
03-27-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By katsup

Do you have a photo of the "rough gravel"? ...

Do you have a photo of the "rough gravel"? Sometimes this type of terrain is just better on a mountain bike.

For a gravel bike, I'd look for one that can fit 50-60mm tires, at least in the front,...
03-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,135
Views: 1,802,363
Posted By katsup

Picked up this 1991 Apex to keep me busy during...

Picked up this 1991 Apex to keep me busy during quarantine. Came with a Mt Zefal frame pump which didn't make the photo....
03-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,769
Posted By katsup

All my projects are complete and I had already...

All my projects are complete and I had already started downsizing before the C19 panic. I still have 2 bikes to sell, but I have space to hold onto them if needed.

As for spending, if the right...
03-16-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,899
Posted By katsup

I sold one this past weekend to someone looking...

I sold one this past weekend to someone looking for a better bike so he can avoid taking the bus to work.
03-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,899
Posted By katsup

I agree and I think the big difference between...

I agree and I think the big difference between now and then is the media (news, social media, etc..). They show people in lines at stores and empty shelves which causes panic.
03-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,603
Posted By katsup

It's a single speed. Crankset = Race Face...

It's a single speed.

Crankset = Race Face Ride
Brakes = TRP Spyre
03-04-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By katsup

I use a vertically sliced inner tube (MTB tube),...

I use a vertically sliced inner tube (MTB tube), then 2.75-3mm bar tape on top of that.
03-03-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By katsup

You broke the wrong side, I have that part for...

You broke the wrong side, I have that part for the left (front) side which I salvaged to rebuild another shifter.

The same shifter was used on

Exage ST-M320
XT - ST-M095
03-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By katsup

The Bianchi Axis as well, there is one sitting on...

The Bianchi Axis as well, there is one sitting on the local craigslist.
...
03-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 13,367
Posted By katsup

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so,...

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so, then you're already putting yourself at risk.

Ride more to improve your fitness so your body can fight it off easier.
03-02-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 112,601
Posted By katsup

Origin8 Pro Fit ATB Stem is what I have used, but...

Origin8 Pro Fit ATB Stem is what I have used, but only available in 90mm or 110mm as I'm sure you've found out. Velo Orange...
02-28-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By katsup

You are replacing lower end parts with lower end...

You are replacing lower end parts with lower end parts. If you want wider tires, why not install them on the wheels you have? A $170 wheelset...
02-27-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By katsup

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? ...

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? Ride it as is, you may be happy with it or decide you want a different bike all together.
02-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,960
Posted By katsup

Ultegra RX800 with a 42T cassette. There was...

Ultegra RX800 with a 42T cassette. There was still a little bit left with the stock B screw.
...
02-18-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,960
Posted By katsup

You forgot to add an extra 1-2lb of extra weight...

You forgot to add an extra 1-2lb of extra weight to the bike,
02-12-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,470
Posted By katsup

1991 Fuji Sundance ...

1991 Fuji Sundance
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji_sundance_1991_forum_d34d1032e1582691b449e8154e43a7ea748e7bbc.jpg

Soma Fog Cutter...
02-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,897
Posted By katsup

I've gotten hard beads off by stepping on the...

I've gotten hard beads off by stepping on the tire, heel closest to the rim as possible, and pulling up with the wheel.

With getting the tires to seal, I've had wheels that were super easy where...
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