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Forum: Want To Buy
01-28-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,186
Posted By hoovbikes

Hi there, I realize this is an old post, but if...

Hi there, I realize this is an old post, but if by chance you're still in the market for something similar, I've got a nearly brand new 2019 Surly Karate Monkey w 29er 2.1in tires on them (slightly...
Forum: For Sale
01-28-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,035
Posted By hoovbikes

2019 Surly Karate Monkey LIKE NEW w wheelset/crank upgrades!

Howdy friends, I have a nearly brand new KM here with only about 60 test miles on it. Size Medium. 29er. I bought this to be used as an all arounder city/mtb bike but have since decided I'm better...
01-27-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By hoovbikes

Yes I know reusing spokes has it's advocates and...

Yes I know reusing spokes has it's advocates and opponents. Given that I don't really know anyone I could ask to do that task I just assumed I would end up buying new ones from whichever builder I...
01-27-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By hoovbikes

Thanks for the clarification. So now moving...

Thanks for the clarification. So now moving forward my inquiries turn to hubs/wheel building- if I have to buy a new hub I pretty much am going to have to build a whole new wheel, right? Any...
01-27-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By hoovbikes

10t Cassette Cog Conversion

Hey guys, so I'm trying to find the simplest, most economical way to add a 10t rear cog onto a mountain bike. I understand a good deal of this may well have to do with hub compatibility, something I...
11-05-18, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By hoovbikes

Well, for all concerned, after looking around as...

Well, for all concerned, after looking around as thoroughly as possible (including but not limited to all the primary notables in this category- ie Surly, Salsa, Kona, All City, etc), the winner for...
10-31-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By hoovbikes

Thanks! As I mentioned to Lester, I was in fact...

Thanks! As I mentioned to Lester, I was in fact looking for a 1x set up if I can manage. But if not, maybe I'll just bite the bullet and go 2x. I was almost sold on the Karate Monkey but after...
10-31-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By hoovbikes

Ah, gotcha. Yes, I was looking for a 1x set up. ...

Ah, gotcha. Yes, I was looking for a 1x set up. I just made a separate post about it actually:...
10-31-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By hoovbikes

Best Chainring clearance bike or frame

Howdy folks,

I'm in the market for a new all-rounder hardtail, something trail friendly, XC capable, and quick and agile for light jumps and general maneuverability. Something I can bash around...
10-31-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By hoovbikes

Hey LesterOfPuppets, what MTB are you riding that...

Hey LesterOfPuppets, what MTB are you riding that allows you to clear a 44t chainring? I'm in the market for a new MTB and am struggling to find anything higher than 30 or 32t up front. I'm not...
09-24-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By hoovbikes

Quality Gravel Tire for high and low pressure excursions

Howdy folks, I'm building myself up a new gravel bike and am trying to decide on tires. On my current bike I've got tubeless Clement Strada USH's wrapped around Stan's Radler wheels and they've been...
09-24-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By hoovbikes

Gotcha. I'm slightly heavier myself, so the...

Gotcha. I'm slightly heavier myself, so the research continues, but thanks for the info!
09-24-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By hoovbikes

Good point. Thanks for putting in that extra...

Good point. Thanks for putting in that extra work for us!
09-24-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By hoovbikes

Sweet build man. What psi are you running on the...

Sweet build man. What psi are you running on the gravel kings? I'm pretty sure I wanna get some, but am trying to figure out the max pressure that can be used for my road commutes.
08-12-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By hoovbikes

Thanks for the opinions everybody. As it (never)...

Thanks for the opinions everybody. As it (never) happens, shortly after posting this I miraculously stumbled upon an insane deal on a 2018 Lynskey Cooper CX frame (probably the bike I was most...
08-08-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By hoovbikes

Best crankset for out of saddle riding

I spend a lot of time in standing position aka out of the saddle when riding. Every now and then I'll hear a loud crank or crackish sounding noise that sounds like it would be coming from something...
08-08-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By hoovbikes

3 Steels and a Ti for all around use. Which??

Hey everybody, Iíve come to another multi fork in the road for buying a new whip. Iíll be concise about breaking down my thought process as much as possible:
Starting from the top, Iíve been...
04-25-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 66,475
Posted By hoovbikes

Hi everybody, I realize this is an old thread but...

Hi everybody, I realize this is an old thread but it seems like it gets checked in on/added to every now and then when people are finding themselves in a similar position, so I figured for the sake...
03-13-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By hoovbikes

generalGeoff Sully151 Planemaker all lustworthy...

generalGeoff Sully151 Planemaker all lustworthy bikes. Did all of you customize? That's another part of this process I'm excited about and curious how much of a difference it makes. It seems like...
03-12-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By hoovbikes

That is a beautiful looking machine you've got...

That is a beautiful looking machine you've got there. I had not heard of Carver, thanks for the rec. As far as the 6/4, I had a feeling some people would feel that way. Definitely makes you wonder...
03-12-18, 02:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By hoovbikes

Considering Titanium...

Ahoy!

So I've recently begun lusting over the idea of going titanium- one indestructible beast to decimate them all and serve me until my dying day. Wanted to see if anyone has any experience or...
02-04-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By hoovbikes

True, 100 miles is a good distance, esp if...

True, 100 miles is a good distance, esp if there's a lot of elevation gain. Now that I'm thinking about it, it would probably be kind of cool to break it up into two days. Camping out one night in...
01-30-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By hoovbikes

The Spoke Cafe looks like such a cool place! ...

The Spoke Cafe looks like such a cool place! I'll have to check them out sometime. Surprised to hear they don't do group rides, they seem like the type that would, being so community friendly and...
01-19-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By hoovbikes

Hey man, I'm kind of in a similar position. I...

Hey man, I'm kind of in a similar position. I live just south of you down in Ktown and am still pretty new to the area. I've ridden around town and around Griffith, but not much anywhere else. ...
01-18-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By hoovbikes

HTupolev thanks for the input. After glossing it...

HTupolev thanks for the input. After glossing it over a bit I think I'll probably end up going with the Tiagras just to be safe. My technical knowledge isn't enough to where I'd be able to put a...
01-18-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By hoovbikes

wow motrheadsroadie that specialized is sick and...

wow motrheadsroadie that specialized is sick and pretty much exactly what I'm trying to do. Thanks for the pics!

I'm looking over some of the Shimano flat bar shifters. How important is it to...
01-17-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By hoovbikes

tyrion I've got Shimano Tiagra across the board-...

tyrion I've got Shimano Tiagra across the board- front and rear derailleurs, chainring, thru axles, and 10 speed shifters. Thanks for that specification!

fietsbob there are definitely a few...
01-17-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By hoovbikes

Space Horse Flat Bar conversion

Hey friends,

So I've proudly been on the All City Space Horse train for a few months now and have been absolutely loving the bike. It's all the versatility I've always wanted, crushing in nearly...
12-19-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By hoovbikes

ooga-booga thanks for the input. I think it's...

ooga-booga thanks for the input. I think it's safe to say there's no way I'm going through there without a map in hand and a good amount of pre-planning.
12-19-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By hoovbikes

Protection Against Light Theft

Hey guys,

I've had trouble with light theft from the getgo. Literally every time I buy new lights of any kind for my bike they are stolen within a few weeks or months. I'm thinking about...
12-08-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By hoovbikes

Absolutely. Thanks for the tips man.

Absolutely. Thanks for the tips man.
12-06-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By hoovbikes

prathmann that's disappointing to hear but makes...

prathmann that's disappointing to hear but makes sense. I'm seeing the Fergusson-Nacimiento detour you're talking about but it looks like it gets a little hairy with numerous possible roads to take...
12-06-17, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By hoovbikes

Scarbo thanks! I'm already digging it :) . No...

Scarbo thanks! I'm already digging it :) . No argument there, those are definitely better months to ride. But I wanna get my bike! And a trip down the west coast in the winter is nowhere close to...
12-05-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By hoovbikes

Fancy A Ride From SF to LA Anyone..?

Hey all!

So I've been hunting for a new bike as of late and I've finally found exactly what I'm looking for. Trouble is, it's a bike that is sadly no longer in production and therefore very...
12-04-17, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

Dude, thank you so much that is amazing. With a...

Dude, thank you so much that is amazing. With a discount like that I may even be able to go in on a nice mountain bike soon too! Unless it's a one time thing.. Also kind of funny I didn't realize...
12-04-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

Juggy_Gales amazing! What is the deal with these...

Juggy_Gales amazing! What is the deal with these corporate discounts?! Are they available to anyone..??

p.s. one more post and I'll be able to read your original message haha
12-04-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

Oh wow so Juggy_Gales you work for Diamondback! ...

Oh wow so Juggy_Gales you work for Diamondback! That's awesome man. You must have a couple good ones in your garage I bet. You know I think I'm starting to narrow down my search. Granted this is...
12-04-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,765
Posted By hoovbikes

Raleigh Cadent 4- Cons..?

I've been scoping out options for a new hybrid bike. Many have been considered, but the Raleigh Cadent 4 seems to have literally every single spec I'm looking for- hydro disc brakes, carbon fork,...
12-04-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

Juggy_Gales Haha I know! Damn them. No worries...

Juggy_Gales Haha I know! Damn them. No worries tho, I'm sure I can find some other interesting convos to contribute to in the meantime :) . Yes the standard Haanjo was the one I was initially...
12-04-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

And speaking of continuing to back and forth,...

And speaking of continuing to back and forth, does anyone have any opinions on internal cable routing? Initially it looked like some modern technology that is becoming more and more popular and...
12-04-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

Juggy_Gales wow that Haanjo Comp looks and sounds...

Juggy_Gales wow that Haanjo Comp looks and sounds stunning. Allllllmost my perfect bike if only it came with flats instead of drops! (I know, I'm the weirdo who prefers flats). And wow thank you...
12-04-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

I've yet to hear bad things about the Toughroad. ...

I've yet to hear bad things about the Toughroad. It seems to be a popular pick for this category of bike. I guess it would only be good practice to add it to my growing list of test rideables haha....
12-03-17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

I didn't realize this before, but there's...

I didn't realize this before, but there's actually a Raleigh outlet store here in LA that should definitely have the Cadent (one I was struggling to find elsewhere but reaaaallly wanted to test out)....
12-01-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By hoovbikes

The Best All Around Multipurpose Bike..?

Hey everybody,

This will be my first posting on this site, I'm hoping it will bare some informative fruit for me. I've perused a few forums on here in the past in my search for bike knowledge...
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