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08-02-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By 3speed

I'm a shop mechanic, so luckily I get most of...

I'm a shop mechanic, so luckily I get most of those parts at a solid discount. Yaaay!
General idea is to build it up with Deore M6000 brakes(Really good brakes, for a low price. Unbeatable value...
07-05-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By 3speed

Who knows hardtails?

I got back into mtbing this year after ~10yrs away. I got a full suspension, and while it's definitely still fun, I want a hardtail again for my main fun bike. The full suspension will be more of an...
05-18-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By 3speed

^ Seriously! Oof. Makes my neck tense up just...

^ Seriously! Oof. Makes my neck tense up just thinking about it.

Really cool that you still have that bike after 25yrs!
05-11-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By 3speed

1x11 26" Wheel Gearing?

Ordering my cassette and chain ring. Seems Everyone on 1x11 is riding 650b or 700c wheels. Anyone have any thoughts on gearing for a 26" wheeled bike?
05-02-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,853
Posted By 3speed

A good number probably, but nothing wrong with...

A good number probably, but nothing wrong with that. Being self-absorbed, ignorant, and wasteful, however, does very real damage, regardless of making jokes about it. ;)
05-01-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,853
Posted By 3speed

Self-absorbed, careless, throwaway society...

Self-absorbed, careless, throwaway society lacking in consideration of those in need and the amount of completely useful stuff they throw in the landfill as waste.
04-10-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By 3speed

Is there any way to use a QR axle in a Though Axle fork?

I assume this isn't something that exists, but just wanted to check before I go rebuilding this wheel with a new hub. I currently have a Shimano Alfine dynamo hub that's 9mm QR. I got a...
03-09-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By 3speed

Thanks! ...DAMN that's expensive. I suppose they...

Thanks! ...DAMN that's expensive. I suppose they have the market cornered, though...
03-09-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By 3speed

I definitely prefer a big pinned platform AL...

I definitely prefer a big pinned platform AL pedal. I find pins to be safer for my legs because my feet don't slip off of them, therefore keeping my shins from getting bashed by the pedal. AL largely...
03-09-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By 3speed

Banjo Ends For Older Deore Hydraulic Brake?

Anyone know where I can get banjo ends to connect a hydraulic brake hose to a 2000s Deore brake caliper?
01-28-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By 3speed

Maybe he can't get stuff from US amazon in...

Maybe he can't get stuff from US amazon in Hungary.
01-25-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By 3speed

Sounds like you're pretty knowledgeable on this....

Sounds like you're pretty knowledgeable on this. I've searched and can't find any info on using a Sram 9sp derailleur with Shimano 11sp shifters. The Sram derailleur and Shimano 11sp mountain...
01-23-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By 3speed

I know nothing of the derailleur ratios for Sram...

I know nothing of the derailleur ratios for Sram 9/10sp, but if the ďexact actuationĒ implies a 1mm derailleur movement for 1mm lever travel then 9sp ďexact actuationĒ might have the same derailleur...
01-20-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Alright. Hereís the before. Realized maybe Iíll...

Alright. Hereís the before. Realized maybe Iíll weigh it too, just for fun to see if that changes at all. No idea if itíll go up or down. Maybe up since Iím adding a dropper and beefier tires, but...
01-19-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By 3speed

Thatís a tough one to answer, but I think part of...

Thatís a tough one to answer, but I think part of the answer is in your own writing. You mention reasons that you like full suspension like being able to ride right up a curb and the trail being...
01-18-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

I can't use ~half(maybe more?) of them due to...

I can't use ~half(maybe more?) of them due to length, but there are still numerous options. It's a large size frame, so maybe not as much of a problem as it would be with a small or medium.
01-18-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Yes, the quote that you used makes it quite clear...

Yes, the quote that you used makes it quite clear that I'm not very familiar with their offerings.

It's OK that you like micro**** and I don't. We don't have to like the same things.
01-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Nah. The road stuff feels better than the...

Nah. The road stuff feels better than the mountain stuff. Öbrifters, that is. The bar ends have too much play and ghost shift. I think theyíre their worst product. Iíd actually say their brifter...
01-18-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Iím trying to be somewhat frugal with my...

Iím trying to be somewhat frugal with my component choices, but Iím also not in a place where I have to keep it as cheap as absolutely possible. Itís worth spending a little more for something that...
01-18-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

It is a full suspension. Fox fork and shock that...

It is a full suspension. Fox fork and shock that Iím rebuilding.
Iím not looking to drop $2,500+ right now, on my first bike getting back into mtb. I picked this up for $250. Iím not a component...
01-17-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By 3speed

I wonder if thatís the case too. But then they...

I wonder if thatís the case too. But then they shouldnít be charging higher-end prices when they ended up specing lower-end parts. A Sram SX bike shouldnít cost too terribly much.
Some of the Trek...
01-17-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

I know I could use the old crank and find a new...

I know I could use the old crank and find a new ring, but Iíd rather use a nicer, lighter modern crank designed for a 1/2x drivetrain for $50 than the old 9sp triple. 🤷‍♂️
01-17-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

I havenít ridden a trail with it, but I work in a...

I havenít ridden a trail with it, but I work in a shop and have plenty of experience with it. Not worthy of a decent Stumpjumper, or any bike that you want to work well and feel good, imo. Iíd rather...
01-15-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Well, I ended up getting a crankset with smooth...

Well, I ended up getting a crankset with smooth BB for $50 at the bike swap this morning, so looks like I'm going 11sp. Also scored some wider bars, a shorter stem, and some blue anodized blingy...
01-13-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Funny, I was planning on doing a dropper, 60mm...

Funny, I was planning on doing a dropper, 60mm stem, and wider bars(I'll try your recommendation on width). I hadn't planned on trying the 27.5 front wheel thing, but I Do have a 27.5 front wheel, so...
01-12-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Ooof. I appreciate the suggestion, but microsh*t...

Ooof. I appreciate the suggestion, but microsh*t is a little below what I'd be will to settle for. I'd like it to work fairly well and feel like it's half-way decent quality. I'll look into Box....
01-11-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

The dropper lever thing is one of the bigger...

The dropper lever thing is one of the bigger draws to converting.

Good to hear that I could likely use my current crankset.
01-11-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By 3speed

OP, what you describe is exactly what we deal...

OP, what you describe is exactly what we deal with at work. The problem is just the Sram ****. We struggle to get it to work well half the time on brand new bikes. Pull the cables, put some "cable...
01-10-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

2x9 upgrade to 1x11 on old Stumpjumper?

I'm getting back into MTBing after being away for ~7-8yrs! I picked up a 2004 Stumpjumper Expert that I'm going to Completely go through with new seals in the fork and shock, bleed brakes, new pads,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By 3speed

Vitoria Hypers on my local CL

Thought someone here might be interested since many have mentioned that they wish they still made them. They would be mine but Iíve moved on to lighter tires and tubeless.
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06-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By 3speed

I went ahead and picked up a set of the color...

I went ahead and picked up a set of the color coded Bondus wrenches. What a game changer. Highly recommend the color coded for someone who uses them a lot. It's So nice to need a 4mm and just quick...
06-06-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By 3speed

Thanks, everyone! Glad to know I'm not the only...

Thanks, everyone! Glad to know I'm not the only one who understands the downfall of the Park(etc) stuff. Not sure why it's in all the shops(including mine). And yeah, those stupid 3 way ones are the...
06-06-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By 3speed

Favorite Hex Wrench Set?

What's your favorite set of quality hex wrenches? I currently use a set of Topeak that I like, but recently got a shop job and want to get something nice to keep at work. The standard Park p-handle...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,990
Posted By 3speed

OP, I've always been happy with a decent quality...

OP, I've always been happy with a decent quality 32-35mm tire. The cheap or Heavily armored ones are gonna suck, but something with some protection, but a supple sidewall in the low-mid 30mm range is...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By 3speed

I definitely enjoy a mix of nature and occasional...

I definitely enjoy a mix of nature and occasional big town or city. I like to spend a few days in the cities I pass through, then spend a few days or a week riding through nature. As mentioned,...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,854
Posted By 3speed

I've toured tubeless for a short time in Costa...

I've toured tubeless for a short time in Costa Rica on a mix or road and gravel(some of it quite big chunky gravel). I've commuted and done bike delivery tubeless for thousands of miles. This was all...
Forum: Touring
04-03-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,313
Posted By 3speed

When you all say you use a cache battery, is this...

When you all say you use a cache battery, is this referring to a specific type of battery, or just that you plug a power-bank type battery in-line with your charging system? Also, is there a...
Forum: Touring
02-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,873
Posted By 3speed

I'm not saying I'd come out cheaper overall...

I'm not saying I'd come out cheaper overall compared to buying off the shelf. I spent a while slowly obtaining parts from online close-outs and very good condition used from craigslist and the local...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,873
Posted By 3speed

In my experience, if you know what youíre doing...

In my experience, if you know what youíre doing and can put good components on the frame, and if youíre willing to shop for deals, youíll always get a better bike for the money when you do it...
Forum: Touring
01-29-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By 3speed

Haha. Well it's always good to be optimistic. : P

Haha. Well it's always good to be optimistic. : P
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By 3speed

How do you recharge the AA batteries when you're...

How do you recharge the AA batteries when you're out backpacking, etc? If you simply carry enough to last the duration of the trip, wouldn't a power bank hold the amount of power of the AA, but in a...
Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By 3speed

I have to say I don't quite understand a desire...

I have to say I don't quite understand a desire to use rechargeable AA/AAA batteries and charger. If you're going to do that, you'd be better off, power and space wise, using a GPS that charges via...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,106
Posted By 3speed

Rock on. It's always awesome to find gear that...

Rock on. It's always awesome to find gear that works for you at 1/3 the cost of the nice expensive stuff. That's how I usually end up with nicer touring bikes for cheap(used, very good condition...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,106
Posted By 3speed

I have experience using a Lezyne and my current...

I have experience using a Lezyne and my current Topeak frame pump many times. I havenít had a chance to use a topeak mini.The Lezyne is a quality pump, no question, and it gets the job done, but I...
Forum: Touring
12-16-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,151
Posted By 3speed

In my experience, it's also about balance. I...

In my experience, it's also about balance. I could take my old Trek and load the rear up and it would shimmy at higher speed(downhills, etc). I could put on some front panniers and it would have much...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By 3speed

What's the bike? Most touring bikes are more...

What's the bike? Most touring bikes are more sluggish than they need to be anyway. It might be an improvement.

"Most people would change to a longer fork" sounds like a pretty general statement to...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By 3speed

Haha. Wow. That is determination. Personally, I'm...

Haha. Wow. That is determination. Personally, I'm planning to use a 26x2.1"(ish) wheeled MTB with a light suspension fork.
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By 3speed

2.25" an "acceptable" Minimum? Let's not go...

2.25" an "acceptable" Minimum? Let's not go scaring people. I don't see any reason you'd want more tire. The difficulty of the Divide is more to do with climbing, elevation, weather, and most of all,...
Forum: Touring
11-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,690
Posted By 3speed

TSA? lol How the hell have people forgotten the...

TSA? lol How the hell have people forgotten the Decades where you could take all of the tubes glue you wanted onto a plane and it never magically started the plane on fire? Itís sad how easily......
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,971
Posted By 3speed

I'd never heard of Fahrradmanufaktur. I kind of...

I'd never heard of Fahrradmanufaktur. I kind of want one of these just so I can have Fahrradmanufaktur painted on the downtube. What a name...
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