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02-24-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

:lol: Yea I did!.....Your welcome! on a...

:lol: Yea I did!.....Your welcome!


on a side note, I'm starting to limit my discussions on any forums. Not really getting much out of some of these and just tired of arguing... Seems...
02-24-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

Yea, the SRAM SX drivetrain in both the Marlin 8...

Yea, the SRAM SX drivetrain in both the Marlin 8 and the Canyon, I do not at all hear good things about it. Most likely be better to go for the Deore 10 speed drivetrain in the Marlin 7.

Good...
02-22-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks, just thought it was interesting how...

Thanks, just thought it was interesting how Canyon charges different prices in different markets. Typically used to seeing the U.S with higher prices, not the UK.

But after the latest comments...
02-22-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

Did Canyon under price The Grand Canyon 7?

Was attempting to have a discussion with someone on a James the bike guy via a YouTube video about the Trek Marlin 8. I pointed out that for the price of Marlin 8 there are other bikes that might be...
02-18-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By travbikeman

The Shimano Zee groupset is primarily for...

The Shimano Zee groupset is primarily for downhill riding. The rear derailleur will only shift up to a 32 tooth, might be now 36 tooth chainring. What kind of riding are you planning on doing? Any...
02-18-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,503
Posted By travbikeman

I fully agree with prj71 on his answer to this...

I fully agree with prj71 on his answer to this question. heh, it would be amusing to have anyone try to talk a Canadian in your area that a fat bike wouldn't be good. Fat Bikes are not going to be...
02-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By travbikeman

OP didn't say what kind of bike that the OP just...

OP didn't say what kind of bike that the OP just bought....or did I miss something?

If it's a mountain bike, few of us do put some protection on the new mtn bike to prevent stones and such from...
02-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,517
Posted By travbikeman

Zombie thread! :lol: Like the the Race Face...

Zombie thread! :lol: Like the the Race Face Chester's I have on my hardtail mtb bike, but have taken out several of the screws on rock strikes.

Even testing out the knock off's, Fooker's so far on...
02-15-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,090
Posted By travbikeman

My favorite snack after a longer ride is a...

My favorite snack after a longer ride is a banana. Not so much to prevent cramps, but some reason it's very satisfying. But it is high in magnesium, if that is what helps cramps.

I refuse to...
02-15-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,503
Posted By travbikeman

So....which direction is this winter time...

So....which direction is this winter time discussion about to make? OP seems no longer interested in discussing....
...
02-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By travbikeman

Just as an option to add to what you currently...

Just as an option to add to what you currently are looking at:

https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/p...icle=280474010...
02-09-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,945
Posted By travbikeman

OMG, I posted in the wrong thread! I meant to...

OMG, I posted in the wrong thread! I meant to put that into the thread about the guy with the RockHopper. Whew....not enough coffee today!
02-09-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,945
Posted By travbikeman

Posted in wrong thread, removed what I put in and...

Posted in wrong thread, removed what I put in and posting correctly..... :rolleyes:
02-08-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By travbikeman

Shimano 105's have the ability to go up to 36...

Shimano 105's have the ability to go up to 36 spoke and with the thu axle that your bike has and is not too expensive. There are several other hubs that are more expensive.

Pro Wheelbuilder is a...
02-08-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks! I am seeing a future 1upUSA single rack...

Thanks! I am seeing a future 1upUSA single rack for my sedan with a 1.25 inch receiver. I like how it can be extended to a double or triple bike should I get a car that has a stronger hitch...
02-08-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By travbikeman

How are you liking the 1upUSA so far? I'm...

How are you liking the 1upUSA so far?

I'm seriously considering getting one for myself in the spring. Just bought a Kuat V2 for me to use temporarily and will then let my son use that.
02-07-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By travbikeman

OK, I'm going to take back the Yakima as an idea....

OK, I'm going to take back the Yakima as an idea. Rereading the OP's needs and then reading this article, that is not going to fit the need.
...
02-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By travbikeman

Just a thought, Some interesting do it yourself...

Just a thought, Some interesting do it yourself racks on a trailer that shouldn't break the bank that I pulled off the internet:
...
02-07-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By travbikeman

There are several brands that you can hang bikes...

There are several brands that you can hang bikes up like the one you are looking into.

Example: ETRAILER'S YAKIMA...
02-07-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,831
Posted By travbikeman

Just an fyi, there are several youtube video...

Just an fyi, there are several youtube video reviews on Bucklos wheelsets. I've watched reviewers like KevCentral that has purchased these wheels since it is difficult to find affordable wheels this...
02-03-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By travbikeman

There are several types of bearings and am unsure...

There are several types of bearings and am unsure which type you have on this bike: https://www.amazon.com/Royce-Union-Gravel-Aluminum-76989/dp/B07YDYZML4/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8&th=1
...
02-02-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By travbikeman

Just my 2 cents on subject. I know that I'm late...

Just my 2 cents on subject. I know that I'm late to responding. BUT as I had lost weight from my worst at 537lbs, and was in the mid 400's, I used getting a bike as motivation for losing further...
01-31-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

No, the funnel does not screw into the pieces I...

No, the funnel does not screw into the pieces I had shown on the prior link. It's a separate kit....only $15 though.

But like Darth Lefty stated above, it's possible your friend just needs to pump...
01-30-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

OK, I just double checked and was wrong, the...

OK, I just double checked and was wrong, the Shimano funnel does not fit the Tektro's. It does TRP's, You will need the connector here:
...
01-30-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By travbikeman

My TRP's use the same funnel as my Shimano's. My...

My TRP's use the same funnel as my Shimano's. My prior Tektro's (think they were 275's?) also used the same funnel. BUT, a prior Tektro I had, believe they were Aurigo's required a different...
01-27-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By travbikeman

Nice bike! Didn't even know Marin made these. ...

Nice bike! Didn't even know Marin made these.

Idea on grips, if you like squishy style grips, Dread Lock's are really nice!
01-26-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By travbikeman

I know,.....I know.....Bacon makes EVERYTHING...

I know,.....I know.....Bacon makes EVERYTHING BETTER! :lol:

But yea, bacon wrapped hot dogs....nothing like adding additional salty fatty goodness to an already salty piece of pork.
...
01-24-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By travbikeman

This shock used to be $450 when new (current...

This shock used to be $450 when new (current Marzocchi's are a bit more). The new shocks around $150 you stated on buying, are not as nice as what you have. Actually, the LBS will charge around...
01-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By travbikeman

OH, that does sound good!

OH, that does sound good!
01-24-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By travbikeman

Now this is a better winter discussion! :lol: ...

Now this is a better winter discussion! :lol:

Grill the hot dogs and wrap them with Pretzel dough, bake and you have heaven on earth!

https://thefoodcharlatan.com/homemade-pretzel-dogs/
01-20-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 633,413
Posted By travbikeman

That bike looks like a straight bar. If it was...

That bike looks like a straight bar. If it was tapered, Specialized would have listed it and the images of the bike would have shown a tapered headtube.
...
01-20-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By travbikeman

Chances are your friend will need to look at...

Chances are your friend will need to look at bikes in extra small size.

If your friend has the funds and wants new over used, Giant Bikes for Women are called: "Liv." and are very nice.

Looks...
01-18-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By travbikeman

My teenage son and I looked at one of these for...

My teenage son and I looked at one of these for him a few days ago but he did not test ride it since it was still being put together by the lbs.

Our thoughts on this, just an opinion.

It's...
01-16-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

Yea, this is kind of blowing my mind at...

Yea, this is kind of blowing my mind at moment.....We found a Stumpjumper alloy being built at a LBS. It comes with the SX and Specialized wants $2650 for this bike.....:twitchy:
01-16-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

WOW! So many new mountain bikes over $2000 has...

WOW! So many new mountain bikes over $2000 has the SX drivetrain and it doesn't even have a clutch to it! I had no idea! Heh, my son and I had gone to several bike shops this past few days and the SX...
01-14-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By travbikeman

Hmmm, if you like creating things...build a table...

Hmmm, if you like creating things...build a table lamp out of the stem, that way you can still keep a stem, that you seem to hint you like.

I'm sure we can create multiple things out of a worn...
01-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,911
Posted By travbikeman

:popcorn Would not be winter time, without an...

:popcorn Would not be winter time, without an extended conversation/arguments on the subject of affordable/cheap bikes that Wal-Mart and like sells.
01-14-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By travbikeman

:lol: OOps! Heh....yea, I'm a bit jealous now! ...

:lol: OOps! Heh....yea, I'm a bit jealous now! I'm supposed to get nearly a foot of snow and icing this weekend........
01-14-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By travbikeman

Take the bike back to the lbs. It's most likely...

Take the bike back to the lbs. It's most likely still under warranty and they need to fix the hub. Weather it means putting new grease in it or replacing it.

But, if it only occurs when you push...
01-11-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

I'm trying to get him to see the value of...

I'm trying to get him to see the value of spending $300 more for this instead:

https://www.bikesonline.com/2022-polygon-siskiu-t8-dual-suspension-mountain-bi

Stumpjumpers are difficult to find...
01-11-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

I wonder if the shop since it is in the DC region...

I wonder if the shop since it is in the DC region receives enough business that they put this as a perk for people to buy from them. dunno...but I do remember when I typically went in for these, I...
01-11-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

Honestly, it has been nearly 5 years since I last...

Honestly, it has been nearly 5 years since I last went to the store for any adjustments. Especially since I moved away from that area and now do my own adjustments.

BUT, was curious and did call...
01-09-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

Germantown Cycles in MD had offered this when I...

Germantown Cycles in MD had offered this when I owned my Specialized bike and it was transferable. Not to say they still do this today, but as long as that decal was on, they gave free adjustments. ...
01-09-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By travbikeman

In addition to reply above, the limit screws may...

In addition to reply above, the limit screws may need to be adjusted properly. It also could be and may sound strange, the derailleur cable was pulled through too tightly.

I had installed a SRAM...
01-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By travbikeman

Good video that shows how to do this. Always...

Good video that shows how to do this. Always used to find RJ the Bike Guy helpful on questions like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsOOdw0JVM
01-08-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks! Actually that was very helpful! Been...

Thanks! Actually that was very helpful! Been trying to better understand some of the differences so I do appreciate it.

Just started getting interested in MTN Biking a year ago rather than just...
01-08-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By travbikeman

The rd-m3000 is only setup for 9 speed's (it's...

The rd-m3000 is only setup for 9 speed's (it's the Acera). If you want to upgrade to 10 speeds, you will need a 10 speed derailleur.
01-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By travbikeman

I have some really great local shops that service...

I have some really great local shops that service Giant (Element Sports and Shepherdstown Bikes). This was the main reason, even though I do most of my own wrenching, the shops are very helpful on...
01-08-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By travbikeman

I had upgraded the drivetrain to my Aspect to a...

I had upgraded the drivetrain to my Aspect to a 1x AdventX. Initially I had a 28tooth chainring on the IXF crank I had put on (no one had better cranks in stock, so IXF was being tested). After...
01-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By travbikeman

My teenage son and I had been shopping around for...

My teenage son and I had been shopping around for FS for several months now. We did have similar questions as the OP and I did compare the Polygon heavily against my now Giant Trance.

My thoughts:...
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