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Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By qclabrat

LOL, another n+1 addict fat bike are hard to...

LOL, another n+1 addict
fat bike are hard to hide, which is why I can only have one
so much easier to say to the Mrs. "new bike? you mean the black one there? nope, I've had that for two years,...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By qclabrat

yeah, fatties fizzled quickly overall the mtb...

yeah, fatties fizzled quickly
overall the mtb market is all over the place I more blame the manufacturers than customers.
They come out with a new standard every year. If fat bikes were the huge...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By qclabrat

hey, the new buzz word is bikepacking.... ...

hey, the new buzz word is bikepacking....
Congrats that's a great looking bike
as for the BD haters, whatever, though I agree you'll have a much better time not having to tinker with the FB

btw:...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By qclabrat

Just looked at a pic and it seems very possible...

Just looked at a pic and it seems very possible as the cage sits fairly far back to accommodate the small rings
As rangie noted, 1x is your easiest option short of going to narrower rubber. The...
06-25-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By qclabrat

nice find, I still miss my '81 What size is the...

nice find, I still miss my '81
What size is the bike? Looks like it's larger than the 23" I had
06-25-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,094
Posted By qclabrat

I recently had this discussion with my cousin who...

I recently had this discussion with my cousin who has a bunch of older bikes he was thinking of selling. About 25 years ago I started collecting a few C&Vs now down to only about a half dozen older...
06-25-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 501
Posted By qclabrat

I've got a big box of toe clips and straps from...

I've got a big box of toe clips and straps from 15 years ago which shows how long it has been since using them
For touring, mountain bike SPDs with the large platforms are great for a variety...
06-25-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By qclabrat

wow, that's seriously hardcore, I fall enough on...

wow, that's seriously hardcore, I fall enough on two wheels I can't imagine riding on only one
very unsuccessful doing wheelies and manuals so I'd never be able to ride a uni...
06-24-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By qclabrat

Nice moving time, which trail is that? We...

Nice moving time, which trail is that? We usually go into NY from NJ but the car free trail sounds fun. 16" wheels must really be a bear up hill, I had a Bike Friday with 20" wheels which had me...
06-24-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By qclabrat

Mission control period correct, very nice. Does...

Mission control period correct, very nice.
Does it say the country of origin?
06-24-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By qclabrat

Seriously get yourself checked out. Any other...

Seriously get yourself checked out.
Any other advice you get here otherwise is silly
06-23-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By qclabrat

With all the changes to mtbs, 2012 almost seems...

With all the changes to mtbs, 2012 almost seems ancient. If it's the same specs that I pulled up, it's probably still on QR hubs with a short top tube and reach along with a super steep head tube...
06-23-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By qclabrat

There are a few, the Salsa Deadwood comes to...

There are a few, the Salsa Deadwood comes to mind. Though many 29rs can squeeze in a 2.6 or even 2.8. if that's your main objective look at 29+ bikes. I'm sure there are others than the Deadwood,...
06-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By qclabrat

lightly used found on Pinkbike ...

lightly used found on Pinkbike
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2576877/ (https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2576877/?directtolastphoto)
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2576076/...
06-19-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By qclabrat

Didn't connect this with my other post Santa...

Didn't connect this with my other post
Santa Cruz and hardtails? Why...

What evilness would steer you in that direction? If I were to rent a bike to ride in your hood it wouldn't be a hardtail.
06-19-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By qclabrat

Lol, buy a bike for the color If you can swing...

Lol, buy a bike for the color
If you can swing the extra 200, I wouldn't blink to get the bike with the better components. The eagle parts have a huge gear range Roscoe's are lots of fun. Post up...
06-19-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By qclabrat

I don't think it's worth the axle change. And...

I don't think it's worth the axle change. And not all hubs allow this. Just noticed the bike is 27.5+ so I'd considet getting 29" wheels instead or even 700c as they are the same size. Look in the...
06-19-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By qclabrat

35mm internal rims are pretty wide for the road. ...

35mm internal rims are pretty wide for the road. I'd suggest getting a second set at about 25mm or narrower for faster tires. The hubs just need to be disc ready to accommodate rotors. Just make...
06-18-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By qclabrat

Reach out to the contacts here to see if there's...

Reach out to the contacts here to see if there's anything near you. Our leagues in NJ are getting fairly popular with over 600 kids in the state racing.

About ? New York Interscholastic Cycling...
06-18-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By qclabrat

If there is no tape, rolls of tape like Stans is...

If there is no tape, rolls of tape like Stans is relatively inexpensive. Are the tires tubeless ready? Also may need an air compressor to seat the tires correctly
06-18-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By qclabrat

That's awesome for lining up Where was the...

That's awesome for lining up
Where was the race?
Are there any NICA leagues by you? School level MTB race leagues
06-17-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By qclabrat

A common misnomer with droppers are that they are...

A common misnomer with droppers are that they are only good for steep downhills. Droppers are also great when you need to get the saddle out of the way when pitching the bike side to side on quick...
06-17-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By qclabrat

How tall is your son? 17.5 is usually a medium

How tall is your son? 17.5 is usually a medium
06-15-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By qclabrat

Probably simply their biz strategy. Lots of...

Probably simply their biz strategy. Lots of direct to consumer offer mostly carbon options. You can get a carbon bike for only a little more than a compariably equip aluminum bike locally.
06-13-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By qclabrat

no way, I know plenty your weight and more,...

no way, I know plenty your weight and more, putting it down at local races every weekend
Can you better explain what you mean by slipping? I recently ran into this problem with a bike and it was...
06-13-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By qclabrat

not necessarily, anything with two wheels is fun...

not necessarily, anything with two wheels is fun :)
Just will be heavier and burlier than the typical tire. Suppleness goes a long way with the right pressures, even 2-3 lbs for tubed
What type of...
06-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By qclabrat

despite their name, the Land Cruisers are there...

despite their name, the Land Cruisers are there low-end tires
How much are you saving over a pair?
06-13-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By qclabrat

good looking period matchy parts but saddle...

good looking period matchy parts
but saddle doe... :)
06-13-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By qclabrat

for real amount about 5x more newer chains seem...

for real amount about 5x more
newer chains seem to wear faster, perhaps due to the narrower chain?
06-13-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By qclabrat

LOL, get the inside joke now, carry on....

LOL, get the inside joke now, carry on....
06-13-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By qclabrat

that sounds a bit excessive, mine usually last...

that sounds a bit excessive, mine usually last much longer even with resin
What type of riding a you doing?
06-13-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By qclabrat

I think that's the XD cassette it's just one...

I think that's the XD cassette it's just one piece
Are you using a solvent to soak it in? when you install just grease and lube as normally expected
06-11-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By qclabrat

if it fits and works after adding a seat, sounds...

if it fits and works after adding a seat, sounds like a fair deal
It's no grand barn find if that's what you are wondering...
06-11-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By qclabrat

do you want tubed or tubeless? What tires are...

do you want tubed or tubeless?
What tires are on there now and what's your pricepoint.
Many choices out there.
06-11-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By qclabrat

had to look up the tire even though I've probably...

had to look up the tire even though I've probably tried every Schwalbe mtb tire
This is spec'd for an e-bike? If not planned for an e-bike seems excessive, have you considered going tubeless?
What...
06-11-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By qclabrat

endurance riding on mountain bikes are now big in...

endurance riding on mountain bikes are now big in my area. Lots of race and events for those who don't want to race faster rides. Do you any gravel or rail trails by you? We have hundred of miles...
06-11-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By qclabrat

try the vintage forum, they will probably be...

try the vintage forum, they will probably be better help
06-11-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By qclabrat

I've worn a few down to where the braking felt...

I've worn a few down to where the braking felt wavy. Seen this more with older hydros, the new brakes do a much better job spreading the heat. Perhaps that's a reason for the better wear.
06-11-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By qclabrat

which brakes and bike? when you say downhill,...

which brakes and bike? when you say downhill, you mean lift assist right?
06-09-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,719
Posted By qclabrat

How much did you end up spending?

How much did you end up spending?
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By qclabrat

I've never used twist shifters for multi day...

I've never used twist shifters for multi day rides as I'd be concerned with one needing repairs miles from nowhere. IMO is that simplicity is your friend for long unsupported rides. The higher end...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By qclabrat

How often do you ride over 50 miles? What brand...

How often do you ride over 50 miles?
What brand of shorts are you wearing?
06-07-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By qclabrat

Ride your Bruce Gordon day

Pay tribute to the loss of one the greatest builders.
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Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By qclabrat

RIP Bruce

Ive reached out to Bruce Gordon a few times with questions on my RnR and he was always a gentleman, I know many have written about his abrasiveness. Anyone else have stories about Bruce?
06-07-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By qclabrat

Hear good things about Bootleg. When my brother...

Hear good things about Bootleg. When my brother lived out there some of my favorite road rides were at Redrock

You forgot Celine Dion as a travel destination....lol
06-07-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By qclabrat

A clutch derailleur is one of the great...

A clutch derailleur is one of the great inventions for mtbs. How many speeds is that wheel?
06-07-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By qclabrat

I get you like the bike, but it's hard to justify...

I get you like the bike, but it's hard to justify spending almost as much for a fork as what you probably paid for the Schwinn.
The Zoom fork is probably just springs inside which is why you're not...
06-07-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By qclabrat

Your 3 favorite trails in your state

I'll start, not in any order
New Jersey
- Nassau - High Bridge
- High Mountain - Wayne
- Jungle Habitat - West Milford
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By qclabrat

Airnamal Fans?

Any Airnamal fans out there?
When I was shopping for a packable bike I chose a BF Pocket Llama, but quickly realized with 20" wheels I was getting dropped at club rides and races overseas. Which...
06-06-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By qclabrat

Are they bike specific knee pads. You really can...

Are they bike specific knee pads. You really can go with roller blade type guards as they are not meant for the pedaling motion. It took me 5 purchases before finding the right knee/shin...
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