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09-12-20, 09:33 PM
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Posted By ririder

Took it to the trails today

I picked up a Giant Talon earlier in the week. Today I went for my first real trail ride. It was a lot more technical than I thought it would be but I survived. Crashed a couple of times. Nothing...
09-12-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By Irishred

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x465/graygantua_d244fec3b673413abab7c946b25901ec2b994100.jpg
This is what I ride on single-track trails. I get lots of smiles but never...
09-12-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By thehammerdog

26er full suspension = shame??

I just got back into the mtb world this week sold my old gary fisher a year ago after near death ride. Neighbors got new 29ers full suspension $3k bikes and I was jealous.
got good deal on 26er...
09-05-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By LucasHartong

Giant Team World Cup Atlanta

New mountainbike in the stable: a Giant Team World Cup Atlanta edition, built only in 1997. It was meant to celebrate the golden medal that Dutch Bart Brentjes took home at the summer Olympics of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,313
Posted By fietsbob

An alternative cycling enthusiasts in Japan have...

An alternative cycling enthusiasts in Japan have done , to use the train to get away from Tokyo ,
is have the required bag the bike can fit into, after removing the wheels and rotating the bars ,...
09-02-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By prj71

Who rides a 2.0 tire anymore????!!!!

Who rides a 2.0 tire anymore????!!!!
07-23-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By 70sSanO

It might to worth your while to rent a 29er for a...

It might to worth your while to rent a 29er for a weekend and see the difference a couple decades make. Nothing wrong with your 4300, but it is not a collectible frame and you are throwing money at...
07-04-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By cobba

The SM-MA-F203P/PM adapter that you bought is a...

The SM-MA-F203P/PM adapter that you bought is a 23mm adapter for using a 203mm rotor with 180mm post mounts

The SM-MA-F203P/P adapter is a 43mm adapter that lets you use a 203mm rotor with a 160mm...
06-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Wooderson

Eh, some tire + rim combinations are much harder...

Eh, some tire + rim combinations are much harder than others. The WH-6800 rims don't have a channel, the rim bed is flat and shallow. Mounting most tubeless tires requires a bead jack or at least...
06-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By SilverRubicon

I have no magic advice to offer other than to...

I have no magic advice to offer other than to make sure that the bead of the tire is sitting in the center channel of the rim. That can help as it should add a small amount of maneuverability to the...
06-15-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Kapusta

Hard to know what to tell you to upgrade. Really...

Hard to know what to tell you to upgrade. Really depends on what you currently don't like. You mention the pedals, so there's a start. Do you find the current ones too flexy, or slippery? Good pedals...
06-15-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 299,494
Posted By noglider

xxcycle.com in France seems to have just about...

xxcycle.com in France seems to have just about every B&M dynamo headlight (https://www.xxcycle.com/dynamo-front-light,en.php) available. If you spend some time browsing the site, you can see that...
06-12-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have Spank Oozy Trail 345 Rims, 30mm inners. I...

I have Spank Oozy Trail 345 Rims, 30mm inners. I don't know if the profile will matter so much as how they perform. I would like to be able to blast through rough stuff a little faster, which I hope...
06-12-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By HighAltitude

It's done. I'm keeping it and just ordered a...

It's done. I'm keeping it and just ordered a bunch of stuff to freshen it up.

Also, I live in Castle Pines too.
06-11-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By plipperpete

I would go up in size or even try the new Assegai...

I would go up in size or even try the new Assegai 2.5 if I were you. Just make sure that you aren't putting a 2.5 tire on a 21mm internal rim - too much squirm and you are better off with the 2.3....
06-09-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By skibum69

I'm with you, I haven't bought or built a new...

I'm with you, I haven't bought or built a new bike since '09 but to me $400 means a rear wheel.
Forum: Touring
06-07-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By seeker333

XT level 756 or 756a hubs are an excellent value...

XT level 756 or 756a hubs are an excellent value choice for disc-braked touring bike wheel builds. I have use them in 3 bike builds with no problems whatsoever. There is also a Deore level 525 hub...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By Kapusta

Fat tires are not the same as a suspension fork...

Fat tires are not the same as a suspension fork or rear shock. Yes, if you run the tires super low you get a couple inches of suspension, but it is undamped, uncontrolled travel. Fine for when you...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By waddo

Short day ride to the mountains of Western Tokyo

After two months and counting working from home, we need exercise in prep for our summer tour. Hachioji castle ruins is one of the most haunted places in Japan--so they say. We have camped here twice...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By DropBarFan

I used to ride 1,000's of miles on very bumpy...

I used to ride 1,000's of miles on very bumpy streets & only rarely needed to tighten cones other than when cleaning/re-lubing. IME hubs are one of the least critical components...M756 look like...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,916
Posted By BobG

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a...

I've built most of my wheels in the past using a bike frame in a work stand or just hanging by ropes before I owned a work stand. Brake blocks or thumbnails are adequate to indicate side play. The...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-30-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By DrIsotope

If it's the same as Tyvek seaming tape, it will...

If it's the same as Tyvek seaming tape, it will work great. The MTBr's swear by it. My next taped wheels will be done with Tyvek tape-- because I already have some from doing actual housewrap--...
05-29-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By pbass

29rs are fun.

I used to have a Kona Unit 29r singlespeed that I eventually sold because the frame size was always too big for me(though I rode the heck out of it at the time). Have been all-in on 650B since then....
05-27-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Kapusta

Seriously, man. Think of others. :)

Seriously, man. Think of others.

:)
05-27-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Amt0571

Finally pulled the trigger and bough dual MT520....

Finally pulled the trigger and bough dual MT520. I still can't get around the fact that a 1400 bike comes with crappy MT400 brakes. I would have been happy with "basic" Deores I think... :mad:
...
05-26-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 70,513
Posted By OldZephyr

I want to be a small part of this long running...

I want to be a small part of this long running thread -- its 20th birthday was last month.

Now on to the topic "at hand". Last year, our son replaced the Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes on his...
05-26-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By c_m_shooter

Five Tens rock, I was slow to convert. I thought...

Five Tens rock, I was slow to convert. I thought I was going to get away from special shoes by switching to flat pedals. You need to relax and flow more to keep from bouncing off. Think heavy feet...
05-25-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By pbass

Well, we ended up with a Jamis Durango A1 - will...

Well, we ended up with a Jamis Durango A1 - will pick it up soon. It's a $600 entry-level MTB but Jamis stuff is usually good bang for buck. Certainly a nice-looking bike and since he doesn't care...
05-24-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Amt0571

My opinion is probably unpopular, but I would...

My opinion is probably unpopular, but I would choose the Aion. I've had an Axon for 6 years and it's a really nice fork (liked it better than a Reba).
05-22-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Russ Roth

Check the back of your cranks, if they say ct90,...

Check the back of your cranks, if they say ct90, m290, or mc12 take them to the local bike shop and have them sent back to shimano for a recall, the recall is still valid and will get you a box of...
05-22-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By bobwysiwyg

I too have been chasing down a foot related issue...

I too have been chasing down a foot related issue for God knows how long! Yes, orthopods, as you call them, and I've come to conclusion their diagnosis tools and techniques are far behind other...
05-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Steve B.

Good video, you have good skills and explain well...

Good video, you have good skills and explain well what you are doing.

2 thoughts on NYC riding. There are only 2 "legal" locations in all of the city where you can take a bike off pavement -...
05-22-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By FatRap64

Will do thanks. ' I've had far more misses...

Will do thanks.
'
I've had far more misses than hits over the years, but the experimentation won't stop until I'm pushing daisies.
05-22-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By illjustride

My Urban Mountain Biking in NYC Experience

This was a ton of fun

https://youtu.be/w6rJOCSff68
05-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Kapusta

The screw changes how far you need to pull the...

The screw changes how far you need to pull the lever (distance from fully release lever to brake engagement).

The knob changes WHERE that range of motion takes place (closer of further from the...
05-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By pressed001

On-One 456 (original) size L On-One CrMo fork...

On-One 456 (original) size L
On-One CrMo fork (440 atc, QR)
Custom made wheels: WI XMR hubs with a Shimano MS freehub, a mix of sapim cx-ray (F+R) and race (R DS only), brass sapim polyax nipples...
05-14-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By noodle soup

the little screw adjusts the free stroke of the...

the little screw adjusts the free stroke of the lever before the brakes engage. The knob adjusts the reach to the lever.
05-13-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By illjustride

My First Ride With The SRAM 12-Speed AXS Groupset

So yesterday I got my hands on a test ride and shoot of the SRAM AXS 12-Speed groupset wrapped on the Santa Cruz Hightower. I wasn't fully fond of SRAM since I ride Shimano components. But man this...
05-11-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By SquishyBiker

Evolution of my 2015 Giant Reign

Hi peeps, thought I would put up something about my poor bike, and what I put it through, and where its at now.
For me, I'm 110kg, ok technical ability, but my poor Santa Cruz 29 was getting beaten...
05-08-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Steve B.

My experience was painful as yours. What I...

My experience was painful as yours. What I finally noticed is tubeless rims (at least my 3 pair) have a ledge, I.E. a raised platform on the floor of the rim, next to the rim sidewall that’s used to...
05-06-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By davei1980

My experience is consistent with yours - not a...

My experience is consistent with yours - not a good front tire and tons of self steer on pavement (I also commute on this setup so very important)

My plan is exactly that - wear out the rear,...
05-04-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By Amt0571

Canyon Grand Canyon AL SL 7.0 and 8.0. Ended...

Canyon Grand Canyon AL SL 7.0 and 8.0.

Ended up ordering the 8.0 with the Fox and the dropper. Now I'll have to wait a few weeks to get it.
05-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By eshew

Get the Z2 (assuming it's coil not air). Just...

Get the Z2 (assuming it's coil not air). Just make sure not to remove the canti studs. They hold the brace to the lowers for that year.

I would remove the lowers on the sid & clean it up. I had a...
05-04-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Kapusta

21 years is pretty far past the expected service...

21 years is pretty far past the expected service life of a suspension fork, so this could be tough to find something off the shelf.

I see Universal Cycles has a SID rebuild kit for 99-08. You...
04-30-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By 2cam16

I'm assuming it's either on cantilever or...

I'm assuming it's either on cantilever or v-brakes. Either one needs to be unhooked to remove a wheel. That's normal. Whatever you do, don't loosen the cable to remove the wheel.
04-30-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By freeranger

Needing to loosen the brake to remove the wheel...

Needing to loosen the brake to remove the wheel is normal. You do not need smaller tires. https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-removal-and-installation
04-30-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Newbiecy

Thank you all for the replies! I did end up...

Thank you all for the replies! I did end up getting the Haibike Seet Hardnine 3.0 and I am in love with it! It really was worth the extra 100 euros, the gear shifting is smoother, the brakes are...
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for the heads up on this. Lucky for me,...

Thanks for the heads up on this. Lucky for me, the color coats are done and I do like the color. For anyone interested, I masked the chrome lugs with liquid mask, a really decent product that is easy...
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By T-Mar

There's some kind of strange distortion in the...

There's some kind of strange distortion in the head tube, just above the lower lug. At first I thought it was just an effect from the cromovelato but it's visible in both pictures. Pass, regardless...
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By randyjawa

Though not keen on repainting a frame/fork set, I...

Though not keen on repainting a frame/fork set, I have done a few. Wish I still had the website to help explain. Anyway...

At first, to help with the mess and cost issues, I brushed my work on....
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