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05-18-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By prj71

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6O8k2c09yY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6O8k2c09yY
05-18-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By prj71

I use this. No mess. No glue. ...

I use this. No mess. No glue.

https://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2
05-18-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By prj71

The Trail 4 would be a step backwards to older...

The Trail 4 would be a step backwards to older standards and cheaper components. Something with newer standards willl have thru axles and there won't be a front derailleur.
05-18-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By prj71

That pretty much sums it up.

That pretty much sums it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

How are you liking the Terra Speed tires? I just...

How are you liking the Terra Speed tires? I just received a set of 700 x 40c over the Weekend for my 2021 Domane. Haven't had the chance to try them on the bike yet.
05-17-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By prj71

Pretty smooth looking buffed out trails in those...

Pretty smooth looking buffed out trails in those videos. Around my parts on a rigid bike...the seat would be busting your balls and your arms would tire quickly. Much more rock and root. where I'm...
05-17-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By prj71

I can agree with both of you. I guess I was...

I can agree with both of you. I guess I was referring to MTB trails as it sounds like that is what the OP did.
05-16-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By prj71

Vintage mountain bikes are neat to look at. But...

Vintage mountain bikes are neat to look at. But not enjoyable to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

Not different enough to matter. See the two...

Not different enough to matter. See the two bikes I linked above. And here's two more...Geometry is close enough that a person would never tell the difference. Only that one of these bikes fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

Actually the OP did say that...

Actually the OP did say that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

Exactly!! I'll leave this here to chew on. I...

Exactly!!

I'll leave this here to chew on. I have the same bike.

https://www.roadbikereview.com/threads/2020-domane-gravel-build.371103/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

No. Not really a compromise at all either way....

No. Not really a compromise at all either way. Nothing really magical about purchasing a gravel bike and swapping a set of road wheels on it. Takes about 2 minutes. Look at the geometry charts of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

Gravel and Road bikes are cross compatible. The...

Gravel and Road bikes are cross compatible. The geometry isn't that much different that it will make any difference either way.

Few of my friends have Giant Revolts and one has Cannondale SuperX....
05-14-21, 07:21 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By prj71

Starting in 2020 the Trek Domane can fit larger...

Starting in 2020 the Trek Domane can fit larger tires. Their website says 700 x 38 but I put some 700 x 40 tires on mine with no problem.

In road mode I'm running 700 x 32 Continental GP5000. The...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By prj71

The thing is the outer diameter of 26" fat = 29"...

The thing is the outer diameter of 26" fat = 29" mountain bike tire.
05-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By prj71

Prices change based on the frame, drivetrain,...

Prices change based on the frame, drivetrain, brake and wheel components.

A Carbon frame will be more expensive than an aluminum frame.

Entry level Shimano or SRAM components are cheaper than...
05-12-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By prj71

Lol. Having a rim brake doesn't make you a...

Lol. Having a rim brake doesn't make you a better or faster climber.
05-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By prj71

Eventually all the bikes will have disc brakes...

Eventually all the bikes will have disc brakes and this topic will no longer be a thing.

Even the cheap Walmart bikes are starting to come with cheap disc brakes.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-12-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By prj71

I see what you are getting at. But ultimately I...

I see what you are getting at. But ultimately I was addressing your statement where you said "I always assumed for those that were into fat bikes, weight isn't a primary concern."

That couldn't be...
05-12-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By prj71

That's just it. Those advocating rim brakes don't...

That's just it. Those advocating rim brakes don't know what they don't know.
05-12-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

You won't be disappointed. Light years ahead of...

You won't be disappointed. Light years ahead of the cup and cone system.
05-12-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By prj71

You don't have any hills locally?

You don't have any hills locally?
Forum: Fatbikes
05-12-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By prj71

Here's another source that is probably a better...

Here's another source that is probably a better deal than Mike. But I would go with 29 tires not 27.5 on that bike. If you go 27.5 you will lower the bottom bracket height which would lead to...
05-12-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,045
Posted By prj71

Go find some hills and pedal up them and see if...

Go find some hills and pedal up them and see if you feel the same about the three lowest gears.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-12-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By prj71

I have a carbon 2018 Specialized Fatboy. ...

I have a carbon 2018 Specialized Fatboy.

It's light, strong and not cheap and has many miles on it. So not sure what you are getting at.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-12-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By prj71

Craigslist is on the outs. I wouldn't even...

Craigslist is on the outs. I wouldn't even bother.
05-12-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By prj71

But with disc brakes you don't have to pull over...

But with disc brakes you don't have to pull over to the side of the road and waste 2 minutes of your time to true the wheel. Disc Brakes are unaffected even when the wheel is not true. Disc for the...
05-12-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By prj71

Not surprising. They are lighter and more...

Not surprising. They are lighter and more compact now these days. It was only a matter of time. Disc brakes are used on autos, motorcycles, and mountain bikes, which speaks to their superior...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By prj71

A lot more than $500 Figure $3000 - $4000

A lot more than $500

Figure $3000 - $4000
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By prj71

Between e-bay, pinkbike, Jenson and a few other...

Between e-bay, pinkbike, Jenson and a few other online sites...Bikes ARE NOT that hard to find.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/list/?region=3&q=Beargrease&category=71
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By prj71

You've assumed wrong. Pedal a 35 lb + fat bike up...

You've assumed wrong. Pedal a 35 lb + fat bike up a hill then a 26 lb fat bike (what mine weighs) up a hill and you will then notice a concern.
05-11-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By prj71

Really doesn't matter. Unless you are buying a...

Really doesn't matter. Unless you are buying a department store bike, the switch is being made to disc brakes on all bikes in the line up from the major manufactuers. The road bike industry was slow...
05-11-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,624
Posted By prj71

Maybe there needs to be seperate forum for...

Maybe there needs to be seperate forum for Walmart Bikes.

I shop at Walmart all the time. Just not for bikes.
05-11-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

Oh goodness. Haven't heard about road boost yet....

Oh goodness. Haven't heard about road boost yet.

One trend I'm starting to see is bike manufacturers go back to threaded bottom bracket after they finally realized just how bad press fit sucks.
05-11-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,045
Posted By prj71

You want to get it up on a bike stand or if you...

You want to get it up on a bike stand or if you don't have one somehow figure out a way to get the bike off the ground and start pedaling the bike and swtich gears and note where the noise starts....
05-10-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,624
Posted By prj71

:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
05-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

Hopefully the axles are set for a while now. I'm...

Hopefully the axles are set for a while now. I'm seeing 12 x 100 / 12 x 142 being common on road/gravel bikes now and 15 x 110 / 12 x 148 on mountain bikes now. Not sure Superboost will take hold....
05-10-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,045
Posted By prj71

Nothing to do with the 1x chainring. Rotate the...

Nothing to do with the 1x chainring. Rotate the barrel adjuster on the shifter cable. That will take care of it.
05-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,110
Posted By prj71

Kind of a dumb article. Lady buys a used bike...

Kind of a dumb article. Lady buys a used bike and has no idea if it's been crashed or not by the previous owner(s) then sues Giant.
05-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

Well I'm younger (49) but have been an empty...

Well I'm younger (49) but have been an empty nester for 10 years. Just juggling work and my recreational activities with my girl...biking, fly fishing, snow shoe, hunting, photography and a few...
05-07-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,624
Posted By prj71

More importantly...Do disc brakes need consumer...

More importantly...Do disc brakes need consumer grade Walmart bikes?
05-07-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

If you service them BEFORE they need it. Lots of...

If you service them BEFORE they need it. Lots of people don’t think to service their bikes until it’s too late.

That's the beauty of cartridge bearings. Set and forget. This spring I checked on...
05-07-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,698
Posted By prj71

Tinker's elevation gain on rides is just out of...

Tinker's elevation gain on rides is just out of this world.

https://www.strava.com/athletes/9101304
05-06-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,698
Posted By prj71

This. Go look on Strava at Tinker Juarez's...

This.

Go look on Strava at Tinker Juarez's profile. He's 60 years old.
05-06-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

That isn't an issue at all.

That isn't an issue at all.
05-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

My point is that when buying bikes you are only...

My point is that when buying bikes you are only going to find cup and cone hub bearings on the cheaper entry level bikes. The higher price point bikes will be cartridge bearings.
05-06-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By prj71

You assume wrong. The tire beads stay tight to...

You assume wrong. The tire beads stay tight to the rim.

Bottom line...Running tubeless sealant in tubes is just silly.
05-05-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

Go look at the big players bike offerings. Only...

Go look at the big players bike offerings. Only the entry level (cheaper) bikes with QR hubs will have cup and cone. The rest of their line up (higher end more expensive bikes) will be thru axle with...
05-05-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By prj71

Ready? Aim! Fire!! Unfortunately Cup and...

Ready? Aim! Fire!!

Unfortunately Cup and cone will not last indefinitely if you want a smooth play free bearing, But if you will accept less than perfect bearings they will. Cartridge bearings...
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