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03-11-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,578
Posted By BigDB67

My buddy has the same bike in XL. You are gonna...

My buddy has the same bike in XL. You are gonna love it, congrats on a sweet deal!
03-11-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By BigDB67

The ECR might be geared better for climbing... ...

The ECR might be geared better for climbing...

ECR | Bikes | Surly Bikes (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/ecr)
03-11-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By BigDB67

You can check out the Surly Long Haul Trucker...

You can check out the Surly Long Haul Trucker (Long Haul Trucker | Bikes | Surly Bikes (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/long_haul_trucker/frame_highlights)). Nice upright position and a steel frame that...
10-12-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By BigDB67

No problem man! That will be your friend while...

No problem man! That will be your friend while using buying used bikes. Not everything on Craigslist is a "deal."
10-12-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By BigDB67

Just bought a cross bike. Let me know if you...

Just bought a cross bike. Let me know if you want to meet up somewhere to do some cross training! I am in South Jersey, going to try to make Marty Cross!
10-12-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By BigDB67

I always go to this resource: 2015 Cannondale...

I always go to this resource: 2015 Cannondale Trail 7 - New and Used Bike Value (http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3053300&make=672&model=74119&year=2015)
10-05-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By BigDB67

Awesome ride! Keep up the great work!

Awesome ride!

Keep up the great work!
10-05-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By BigDB67

Good stuff Lunchbox1987...

Good stuff Lunchbox1987 (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/lunchbox1987-357260.html)!!!

I love MTBing and the Road and have always had an itch to give Cyclocross a try! It is awesome you had the...
08-24-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By BigDB67

U use road SPD pedals for long rides but pop in...

U use road SPD pedals for long rides but pop in Bike Dabs (http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Dabs-SPD-SL-Clipless-Adapter/dp/B00JQJOJA8/ref=pd_sim_468_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=06TQYPXNKQZQC4FDZJ9K) when I am just...
07-13-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By BigDB67

I love my Ghost Mountain Bike. Good purchase...

I love my Ghost Mountain Bike. Good purchase with the Ghost!

If you are an REI member you can return it for a full refund within a year, no questions asked!
07-08-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,612
Posted By BigDB67

I like my Delta Smartphone Caddy:...

I like my Delta Smartphone Caddy: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uxQCCCjzL.jpg

I like how it mounts to your head-tube... VERY stable.

Any kind of rough riding though? I would throw...
Replies: 11
Views: 3,805
Posted By BigDB67

Kiler deal. Pull the trigger on that one!

Kiler deal. Pull the trigger on that one!
06-23-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By BigDB67

I 100% agree. SS's are best for flat surfaces.

I 100% agree. SS's are best for flat surfaces.
06-23-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,839
Posted By BigDB67

285 miles so far in 2015. Would have more but...

285 miles so far in 2015. Would have more but two factors are limiting my mileage:
1.) I am training for a half marathon so running is taking up a good portion of my riding time.
2.) I...
06-22-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,463
Posted By BigDB67

Well said, that is why I have 4 bikes!

Well said, that is why I have 4 bikes!
06-15-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,483
Posted By BigDB67

Very nice PSYS...

Very nice PSYS (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/psys-379171.html)!!!
06-15-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,090
Posted By BigDB67

Is it faster? Does it handle better? I look...

Is it faster? Does it handle better?

I look forward to the pictures!
06-09-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,624
Posted By BigDB67

Hey Lost Pup...

Hey Lost Pup (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/lost-pup-32477.html), at least if you hate it or break it you can return it to REI within ONE calendar year. I have two bike from there, ONE Novara;...
06-09-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,180
Posted By BigDB67

What kind of riding are you doing? If you...

What kind of riding are you doing?

If you are taking a leisurely ride I do not think that loose clothes matter. But on windy days or if you are breaking the 16-18mph threshold I think you want...
06-08-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,290
Posted By BigDB67

Well done on your transition! Do not even...

Well done on your transition! Do not even hesitate to be proud of yourself!
06-05-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,090
Posted By BigDB67

Hey PSYS...

Hey PSYS (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/psys-379171.html), you better post some pictures when you are done and write up a little review!

Good luck!
06-04-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,769
Posted By BigDB67

LOL! Get the Fatty Bike on the road!!!!

LOL! Get the Fatty Bike on the road!!!!
06-01-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 13,292
Posted By BigDB67

I am in the same boat as you. If I bike vs run...

I am in the same boat as you. If I bike vs run for an hour the mile difference is DRASTIC!
06-01-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,479,430
Posted By BigDB67

455092 Ghost Tacana 3. Not too fancy but it...

455092

Ghost Tacana 3. Not too fancy but it is leaps and bounds better than my old Mongoose 26er!
06-01-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,090
Posted By BigDB67

It does, the stem has nothing to do with that...

It does, the stem has nothing to do with that measurement though!

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/shocks-suspension/374532d1215389406-axle-crown-measurements-fox-suspension-forks-rs-sid-a2c.gif
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06-01-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,090
Posted By BigDB67

The steerer tube is the part that attaches to the...

The steerer tube is the part that attaches to the stem. Spacers and cutting can match whatever geometry you have/want.

How to cut down a fork steerer tube - BikeRadar USA...
06-01-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,090
Posted By BigDB67

Cutting the steering tube is not really that big...

Cutting the steering tube is not really that big of a deal, don't let that carry much weight as to whatever decision you make!
05-28-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,090
Posted By BigDB67

For the following items: 1.) The Mushy Front...

For the following items:

1.) The Mushy Front Fork - Suspension forks "eat" a lot of energy when going uphill or pedaling hard, does it have a lock out?
2.) Weight - Suspension forks weigh...
05-28-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,368
Posted By BigDB67

Awesome! Well done!

Awesome! Well done!
05-27-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,600
Posted By BigDB67

I love my Quick, you can not go wrong with a...

I love my Quick, you can not go wrong with a Cannondale!
05-27-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By BigDB67

Nothing makes you ride hills better than clip in...

Nothing makes you ride hills better than clip in shoes!
05-27-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,126
Posted By BigDB67

I am a serious blend of A, B, and D. When I...

I am a serious blend of A, B, and D.

When I am on my Road Bike I push hard like a racer, when I am on my hybrid I am usually just dragging the kids in a trailer or going for a leisurely ride with...
05-26-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,479,430
Posted By BigDB67

I got a Ghost Tacana 3 from REI this weekend! I...

I got a Ghost Tacana 3 from REI this weekend! I will post some pictures soon!
05-20-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By BigDB67

I use a razorblade and cut 'em off!

I use a razorblade and cut 'em off!
05-12-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,566
Posted By BigDB67

Best bang for your buck WOULD be the smaller...

Best bang for your buck WOULD be the smaller tires.

You could also consider using a "Trekking Bar" for different hand positions while riding to reduce wind resistance.
05-12-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,479,430
Posted By BigDB67

Hey TheDavid...

Hey TheDavid (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/thedavid-307282.html)! I was eyeing up a hardtail Ghost at REI. I have an "REI only" Novara already, are you happy with the construction of the Ghost?
05-12-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,431
Posted By BigDB67

I would say it totally depends on what kind of...

I would say it totally depends on what kind of trails you are riding... if you are doing "light" stuff you will not need a FS bike.
05-11-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By BigDB67

Last used bike I purchased off of Craigslist was...

Last used bike I purchased off of Craigslist was a 2008 Monogoose Amasa Comp, actually a decent MTB not Walmart junk. The seller claimed it was a 2010, it was actually a 2008. i did not care, had...
05-08-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By BigDB67

Hey dragokatzov...

Hey dragokatzov (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/dragokatzov-407844.html), check out this section in the Bike Forums for the big boys/gals: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)...
05-08-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By BigDB67

I LOVE the Philly pride! I wish I could afford...

I LOVE the Philly pride! I wish I could afford to buy custom frames!
05-06-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By BigDB67

Amen to that. I am 6-2 and I was sold a 56cm...

Amen to that. I am 6-2 and I was sold a 56cm bike by someone who knew nothing about bikes. Luckily I was able to take it back and trade it in for a 58cm 11 months later. Gotta love that REI...
05-06-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By BigDB67

I second this! Also play with seat position a...

I second this! Also play with seat position a bit, this can change how you rest weight on your feet.
05-06-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By BigDB67

Hey natch...

Hey natch (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/natch-346112.html), I would not replace anything until something breaks. I am a big dude too (6-2/278 lbs.) and I found that some components on bikes are...
05-06-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By BigDB67

Always wanted to do this but I nervous about...

Always wanted to do this but I nervous about having to breakdown and reassemble the bike...

Also, taking apart the lower crankset seems like it would be a total pain in the behind! Maybe I will...
05-05-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By BigDB67

Thanks cobba...

Thanks cobba (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/cobba-65684.html)! Yeah $300 is way too much then if you have to replace new wheels, cassette, chain, and shocks (I assume you mean fork).
05-05-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By BigDB67

2013 Trek Marlin - New and Used Bike Value...

2013 Trek Marlin - New and Used Bike Value (http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3047554&make=750&model=75973&year=2013)

I wish I knew about this site before I started buying...
05-05-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By BigDB67

At 35 years old I do not care how I look anymore;...

At 35 years old I do not care how I look anymore; as my wife can attest too...

But as long as you are being safe who cares if you look silly!
05-05-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,050
Posted By BigDB67

Thanks for the update... still deciding whether...

Thanks for the update... still deciding whether to update my wife's old DB or buy the Nashabar Flat Bar... please let us know if you run into any issues!
04-30-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,644
Posted By BigDB67

The shop did not have any Trek 7.4s in my size...

The shop did not have any Trek 7.4s in my size and had both a Trek 7.2 and the Cannondale Quick 4 in an XL.

My understanding is the geometry is the same between the Trek 7.2 and 7.4, the...
04-30-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By BigDB67

I ride a a Road, Hybrid, and Mountain bike! THAT...

I ride a a Road, Hybrid, and Mountain bike! THAT definitely keeps it fresh. Also try riding with different people or groups, the different paces people go can make an old ride seem new.
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