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01-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,006
Posted By c_m_shooter

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking...

Not hard to use. Finding them without looking down will take a few rides to get used to. I hook my thumb on the top tube so I'm not just stabbing at the air reaching for them.
01-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By c_m_shooter

I say you won't notice a difference.

I say you won't notice a difference.
01-06-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By c_m_shooter

Yes, disk brake pads seem to wear out faster than...

Yes, disk brake pads seem to wear out faster than rim brakes. I only remember changing pads on V brakes one time over the span of several bikes in about 10 years. Ever since they phased out V...
01-01-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By c_m_shooter

Best to run the widest tire you can fit in the...

Best to run the widest tire you can fit in the current fork. Height doesn't matter much.
12-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By c_m_shooter

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't...

The cheapest way is to keep it 10 speed. Don't fall for the marketing hype.
12-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By c_m_shooter

There is always a chance you could be walking...

There is always a chance you could be walking home. Carry a tube with you along with your plug kit. Bring a rag to wipe your hands with also, because putting a tube in a previous tubeless setup is...
12-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. ...

Looks like a good choice for a box store bike. No suspension to rob power, only one derailer to worry about keeping working. I would check the tune, make sure it shifts through al the gears. Park...
12-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,035
Posted By c_m_shooter

Some of my bikes have different size tires, so...

Some of my bikes have different size tires, so not usually. If they are the same size, I run the newer tire up front.
12-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By c_m_shooter

My 1up rack has outlasted the first car I had it...

My 1up rack has outlasted the first car I had it on. When I needed to convert it from roof mount to hitch mount, they knew what parts I needed to make the switch. Best rack I have owned in 20 years...
12-13-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By c_m_shooter

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the...

The frame geometry changes the ride more than the wheel size.
12-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/405x720/11148223_10204841854661117_289076647004822283_o_e2cbc7f1fda482b7c12571617c098fdf0dc9ef3a.jpg...
12-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By c_m_shooter

Put it back on the bike. You can't see that side...

Put it back on the bike. You can't see that side from there.
12-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/drivetrai...

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/drivetrain/products/all-road-1-chain-ring-38t-40t-42t-44t

Here you go. Normally I'd recomend a new cog, but you are running a freewheel. You also don't...
12-07-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By c_m_shooter

You can run skinnier tires on a gravelbike if you...

You can run skinnier tires on a gravelbike if you want.
12-02-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By c_m_shooter

4" wide tires aired down to the point that they...

4" wide tires aired down to the point that they feel unridable on pavement for soft sand. Even then, uphills can be difficult to impossible. Hard packed sand can be ridden on 2.5" tires if you keep...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,239
Posted By c_m_shooter

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the...

They can be completely neglected, ridden in the rain, crashed on mountain trails, and will still last ten years or more. Scuffs and fading are character, don't worry about it. I have had them on...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By c_m_shooter

There seems to be a lot of overlap in their...

There seems to be a lot of overlap in their models recently. I am surprised they didn't cut a few more. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan, my Cross Check was my favorite bike for years.
11-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By c_m_shooter

Best way I know is to go for a long ride in the...

Best way I know is to go for a long ride in the rain. I don't know that that will happen on the trainer. They are all individuals due to variations in the leather structure. A few of the B-17s...
11-27-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By c_m_shooter

All my bikes get ridden on trails to some degree....

All my bikes get ridden on trails to some degree. I did a few miles of sandy horse trails on my last bike tour leaving camp the second morning. 32mm tires and bags does not make it ideal, that part...
11-24-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,265
Posted By c_m_shooter

Road/touring bike has a 42/34 front with 12-26 in...

Road/touring bike has a 42/34 front with 12-26 in the back.
Fatbike has a 32 tooth front with a 10 speed 11-34 in the back.
Fargo is a dingle speed. 55 and 70 gear inches.
SS road bike 70 gear...
11-23-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By c_m_shooter

Cycle computers are bad, you don't want one.

Cycle computers are bad, you don't want one.
11-23-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By c_m_shooter

The only success I had with tubeless on the old...

The only success I had with tubeless on the old bikes was "ghetto" style. Get a 24" tube and stretch it around the rim. Split it open and mount the tire and see if it will air up. If it does, add...
11-23-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of...

It is not the slime. Some tires are just out of balance.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By c_m_shooter

I had a Cross Check as my do it all...

I had a Cross Check as my do it all commuter/tourer/weekend group ride bike for 15 years. It was great mechanically ( I did wear out most of the original parts and replace them eventually), but the...
11-18-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,777
Posted By c_m_shooter

They don't learn because it is something only old...

They don't learn because it is something only old guys do now....
11-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By c_m_shooter

I used to ride 80 gear inches to keep up on group...

I used to ride 80 gear inches to keep up on group road rides. I prefer 70 or 75 when on my own.
11-15-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,777
Posted By c_m_shooter

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years...

What kind of bike are you riding? I am 42 years old, 5'8" and nearly 250 and can still do a manual and Jhop. I never have been able to carry a wheelie at the balance point, but can hop any bike I...
11-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By c_m_shooter

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I...

After a 10 year stop from riding awhile back I had the same first ride you just described. Don't worry about speed for now. The good thing is, time in the saddle and distance will increase a LOT...
11-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you...

Tubeless is not needed for the riding you describe. Tubeless is for lower tire pressures on singletrack rides. I hear some are going tubeless on road bikes, but I am not sure why. I tried it on a...
11-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't bother with clipless. I like metal BMX...

Don't bother with clipless. I like metal BMX style pedals for most of my riding. Haro Fusion 9/16 pedals are a cheap option. For layering, a poly or merino wool long sleeve shirt and lower base...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By c_m_shooter

I grew up in Ohio, and plan on riding that trail...

I grew up in Ohio, and plan on riding that trail in the spring. I plan to park my car in Kentucky and ride the trail to Cleveland and loop back down to the farm for a visit, then ride back to the...
11-12-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have an older Cygolite with dual cree leds, and...

I have an older Cygolite with dual cree leds, and it is too big most of the time. I have been using a Niterider micro 650 on a gopro mount on my helmet this year. It was cheap enough that I don't...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By c_m_shooter

Wow, that is a long video. I'm sorry, I don't...

Wow, that is a long video. I'm sorry, I don't want to waste that much time watching it. Is there a reason you choose to carry so much stuff on a tour that you are never more than a few miles from a...
11-12-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By c_m_shooter

You cog and lockring are not tight enough. If...

You cog and lockring are not tight enough. If you do one good skid the way it is now, you will strip the threads off the lockring.
11-11-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,432
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference...

I think it doesn't make as much of a difference as some claim. 650b gives a little more toe clearance for tight turns, but those of us who ride smaller frames learn to ride around the toe overlap. I...
11-11-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By c_m_shooter

Permanent locktite and a bottom bracket lockring....

Permanent locktite and a bottom bracket lockring. Will work if tightened down good. I use that method for a fixed cog on both side of my flip flop. Don't narrow the hub, move the spacers to the...
11-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sealant work in lower pressure tires, like 60psi...

Sealant work in lower pressure tires, like 60psi or below. It blows right out of 100 psi road tires. If I get more than 2 flats in a tire, it goes in the trash and I get new tires. This works for...
11-09-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By c_m_shooter

You should be on a large or XL frame. You will...

You should be on a large or XL frame. You will feel pretty cramped on this bike on long rides. We used to think riding a smaller frame size made the bike better handling off road. The reality is...
11-06-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By c_m_shooter

I built a friends bike the other day that came...

I built a friends bike the other day that came with the Shimano Claris groupset (1 step lower than Sora). I was very impressed with the feel of them for the price. I haven't owned a bike with...
11-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't change what is working for you.

Don't change what is working for you.
10-30-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are new to longer rides, there may be a...

If you are new to longer rides, there may be a period of just getting used to it. Try padded shorts first. Then try tiling your saddle a few degrees each direction and see if that makes a...
10-29-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By c_m_shooter

Long sleeve poly t shirts, a fleece vest and a...

Long sleeve poly t shirts, a fleece vest and a rain jacket should give you options from 10-60 degrees wet or dry. I wear cargo pants over normal padded shorts or most of the time poly compression...
10-29-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,563
Posted By c_m_shooter

I ride motorcycles to work all year. If your...

I ride motorcycles to work all year. If your hands and feet are getting cold it is most likely because you are not insulating your core well enough. Your body restricts circulation to extremeties...
10-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By c_m_shooter

Hiking boots and Merino wool socks.

Hiking boots and Merino wool socks.
10-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By c_m_shooter

Just lock the front derailer in the center...

Just lock the front derailer in the center position with the endpoint adjustments and leave your existing cranks on there. That is how we did it in the old days.
10-25-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By c_m_shooter

Should be an okay bike, but way too expensive. I...

Should be an okay bike, but way too expensive. I would give $200 if it needs nothing, and odds are a 20 year old bike needs something.
10-23-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By c_m_shooter

Can you pull a skier?

Can you pull a skier?
10-23-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By c_m_shooter

My favorite are the MKS Grip Kings, I have a few...

My favorite are the MKS Grip Kings, I have a few pairs of them. They seem to have been replaced by the MKS Grip Monarch.
10-23-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By c_m_shooter

That frame has had a long and useful life, but it...

That frame has had a long and useful life, but it is time to move on. I believe it belongs where you found it.
10-22-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By c_m_shooter

Most of us have stopped even looking at the BSOs...

Most of us have stopped even looking at the BSOs offered at Wal Mart. Go buy a Hyper explorer and let us know what order things start failing.
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