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07-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mickmeister

Ahh...I went back and read the label again and...

Ahh...I went back and read the label again and there IS a range...1.50-1.75. So...it sounds like it would do in a pinch, but if I go through the hassle of changing it on the road, I don't want to...
07-26-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Mickmeister

Inner tube width: Critical?

I'm new to biking and I'm now teaching myself how to change the inner tube in case I get a flat. I just noticed that the spare tube that my LBS sold me is the right diameter (27.5), but the wrong...
06-01-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

So I've done a bunch more riding in the last few...

So I've done a bunch more riding in the last few days and haven't been having this issue any more...at this point I'm pretty much convinced that the bike is okay and this was a technique issue....
05-29-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

I've just been giving it a quick flick...I'll try...

I've just been giving it a quick flick...I'll try the holding thing.





These are all good suggestions...I'm going to do some more practice runs then hopefully I'll know whether or not...
05-28-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

I may still do that...but at this point I'm still...

I may still do that...but at this point I'm still trying to find out if there's really a problem or it's just my technique.







I tried to rig a setup to get a video but it proved to be...
05-27-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

I'm still not sure what exactly is happening...I...

I'm still not sure what exactly is happening...I tried rigging up my cellphone camera to get a video but I couldn't get it working.




Same with me...too big, so I returned it within the 24...
05-27-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

I've just been assuming that the chain was...

I've just been assuming that the chain was slipping a tooth or two then re-engaging - but I could be wrong. This afternoon I'm going to try jerry-rigging a setup to hold my camera and get a video...
05-26-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

Well, here's the history: - Bought the bike...

Well, here's the history:
- Bought the bike from Dick's Sporting Goods a few weeks ago
- Tried it out...seemed to be doing weird things - pedals would lose resistance for a split second or so, then...
05-26-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mickmeister

Chain don't wanna go uphill

I'm getting chain slips when I go uphill. Shifting into low gear seams to work okay, but after I'm pedalling uphill a little bit the chain will do a violent shift...like it's disengaging/re-engaging....
05-21-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

Same here...everyone I dealt with at the store...

Same here...everyone I dealt with at the store made every effort to be helpful. But I think if you need something serviced you're better off finding a good local shop that specializes in bikes and...
05-21-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

I asked him but I don't remember specifically...

I asked him but I don't remember specifically what he said...this bicycle stuff is new to me and I don't talk the talk. "Re-aligned stuff" was my only take-away!
05-20-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

I got a call today from the local bike shop and...

I got a call today from the local bike shop and they had my baby ready earlier than I expected, so I picked it up and took it for a test drive. Definitely a major improvement - those momentary losses...
05-20-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

Yep...that's the bike.

Yep...that's the bike.
05-19-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

It's a brand new bike though...it's only logged...

It's a brand new bike though...it's only logged about twenty minutes of me cruising around a deserted parking lot to try it out...
05-19-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

"Dick bike"...hahaha...love it! I always wonder...

"Dick bike"...hahaha...love it! I always wonder why they named the store "Dick's"...I've also bought art supplies from Dick Blick...it always makes me think of a venereal disease!
05-19-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

I just took it in to a (hopefully!) reputable...

I just took it in to a (hopefully!) reputable shop so they can give it the once-over and look into this issue, as well as check for anything else that may not have been set up correctly (the face he...
05-19-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

Ah...my bad. It's a GT Aggressor Pro. The forum...

Ah...my bad. It's a GT Aggressor Pro. The forum won't let me link to a page with specs, but here's some info:

Frame: All new 6061-T6 Aluminum Triple Triangle Frame, w/ Replaceable Derailleur...
05-18-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mickmeister

Okay so I found another store that had an...

Okay so I found another store that had an Aggressor like the one I returned, but in Medium instead of Large...so I grabbed it. Some may say it's a bit small for my 5'11" height...but I haven't biked...
05-18-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

No...he put it on a workstand and turned the...

No...he put it on a workstand and turned the pedals by hand...then shifted up and down a few times and said all looks normal.




Hmmm...not sure...I'm just giving it whatever power is required...
05-18-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mickmeister

Pedalling weirdness

I just took my new bike for a test drive. It's been decades since I've ridden a bike...and the first time I've been on one that required shifting, so I'm wondering if what I'm feeling is normal: I'll...
05-17-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mickmeister

As I mentioned in my OP, the GT manual said you...

As I mentioned in my OP, the GT manual said you need at least 2" clearance for pavement, 3" for unpaved roads, and 4" for offroad. So I did a little quicky size comparison of different hybrid bikes...
05-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mickmeister

Good info about the measurements, but at this...

Good info about the measurements, but at this point it's academic...I just got back from returning the bike (I had to do it within the 24 hour window). All measurements aside, the fact remains that...
05-16-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mickmeister

I wasn't aware that bike short jewel securing was...

I wasn't aware that bike short jewel securing was a thing...I just measured wearing regular cargo shorts. I also just noticed something weird about how they measure stand-over height: GT lists their...
05-15-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mickmeister

Therein lies the problem! I got it from Dick's...

Therein lies the problem! I got it from Dick's Sporting Goods. They didn't have any in the store - I had to order it online, sight unseen...they had to ship it to my house then I had to take it into...
05-15-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mickmeister

Is my GT Aggressor the right size? (small inseam)

I just picked up a new GT aggressor. According to size charts - as well as guys in two different shops it should be the right size for me. It's a Large, and I'm 5'11. But after taking it home, I...
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