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02-24-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By 2old

Three friends just purchased Marlin 7's and the...

Three friends just purchased Marlin 7's and the bikes seem great for $1K. The 10 speed Shimano is preferable to 12 speed SRAM for beginners IMO, while Trek's CS has always been superb (for me) while...
02-22-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By prj71

Canyon will always be lower priced for a...

Canyon will always be lower priced for a comparable bike. They don't have a middle man like Trek.
02-18-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By prj71

^^^Those rock features would so suck on a rigid....

^^^Those rock features would so suck on a rigid. I've tried that stuff on a rigid already. Never again.

Nice video!!
02-18-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By prj71

I don't think anyone here is going to try and...

I don't think anyone here is going to try and convince you. It's something you need to find out on your own.

Plus we don't know your situation:

-Maybe you are younger and your body can take a...
02-18-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,676
Posted By tempocyclist

I carry a credit card and my roadside assist...

I carry a credit card and my roadside assist membership card. I was surprised to learn it covers bicycle recovery and transport back home. Also, I have a small card that has my emergency contact's...
02-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Kapusta

No No Maybe No

No


No


Maybe


No
02-15-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By DMC707

I have a similar fork (34" 150 ) on my old...

I have a similar fork (34" 150 ) on my old trailbike --- its a 2014 and in '14 , this was darn near Enduro spec. Cant tell you what to do on your own bike , but i can give you testimony on...
02-15-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,077
Posted By livedarklions

Here's the problem with this kind of anecdotal...

Here's the problem with this kind of anecdotal reasoning--suppose cramps are entirely random and can occur at any time. By chance, you are twice as likely to suffer a cramp on a 2 hour ride than a 1...
02-13-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 2,696,637
Posted By Smokinapankake

Out for a ride the other day; it was 47 degrees F...

Out for a ride the other day; it was 47 degrees F so I stopped for a quick pic at the local elementary school.

...
02-10-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,077
Posted By livedarklions

Go with your instincts on this. Daily...

Go with your instincts on this. Daily supplementation is pointless, it isn't electrolytes or you'd have a whole buttload of much worse symptoms.

I get those kind of cramps when I'm ramping up m...
02-09-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By veganbikes

It's cool it happens sometimes.

It's cool it happens sometimes.
02-09-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By Eric F

What controversy? Ride the kind of bike that...

What controversy? Ride the kind of bike that suits the kind of riding you enjoy doing. Period.
02-09-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 2,696,637
Posted By poiuyt

And here's a picture of mine. It started its life...

And here's a picture of mine. It started its life as a Trek Dual Sport 3, but had some replacements/upgrades. In the order mirror, pedals (double side SPD), SQLab Innerbar ends, SQLab 611 saddle,...
02-08-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By prj71

I like it for the reasons Kapusta mentioned, but...

I like it for the reasons Kapusta mentioned, but for the money I paid for it, they could have done things a little differently IMO.

I have this model:
...
02-08-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Kapusta

IUP has a cult-like following for good reason. ...

IUP has a cult-like following for good reason.

Among the many reasons they are awesome is that if you get a single (which can be extended to a triple*) the single rack can be folded up against the...
01-31-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,829
Posted By veganbikes

To those who think one bike is plenty or buying a...

To those who think one bike is plenty or buying a second or third bike means you will get rid of other bikes....that is silly. I have at least 10 bikes (I did sell some I wasn't really riding) and I...
01-31-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, I did advise him the first thing to try is...

Yes, I did advise him the first thing to try is to spend a minute or two frantically working the lever while the bike is upright. I think he had just had the bike sideways in the car to get to the...
01-30-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 833,671
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-26-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By nodnerb

First new bike in 14 years.

Old time member and I haven’t posted since 2009. Just bought my first new bike since then. Old ride is an 08 rockhopper pro disc. I also have an old mountain cycle rumble that I never ride. Anyway...
01-26-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By tkamd73

You forgot the bacon! Must have bacon! Tim

You forgot the bacon! Must have bacon!
Tim
01-26-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By dedhed

https://www.mashed.com/213934/the-real-reason-you-...

https://www.mashed.com/213934/the-real-reason-you-boil-pretzels-in-baking-soda/
01-24-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By sdmc530

mustard no ketchup.....right?!

mustard no ketchup.....right?!
01-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By rumrunn6

I think that recipe says roll them, then boil...

I think that recipe says roll them, then boil them? regardless, sent that to Daughter, she would do this THANK YOU!
01-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By Troul

BBQ hotdogs wrapped with crispy bacon & then...

BBQ hotdogs wrapped with crispy bacon & then topped with a smoked parmesan cheese.
01-24-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,119
Posted By shelbyfv

Cycling is a hobby. Your purchases should never...

Cycling is a hobby. Your purchases should never cause distress. If the additional $ for carbon causes even a little discomfort for you or your spouse, your choice is clear.
01-21-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 833,671
Posted By non-fixie

And they made some really innovative bikes as...

And they made some really innovative bikes as well. The bikes below are mrs non-fixie's, because, well, she is Japanese-sized.

The Bridgestone Blouson, a city bike by Italian designer Giorgetto...
01-20-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By ZIPP2001

Have fun ! ...

Have fun !
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01-18-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe ...

Maybe
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because
01-18-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By sebasbike

Thanks for the detailed response. I also asked on...

Thanks for the detailed response. I also asked on ****** and you weren't the first person to note that the components aren't as good as other bikes in its price range.

He is going to go for the...
01-16-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,501
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, in the case of my wife's bike as noted...

Yeah, in the case of my wife's bike as noted above - a carbon Salsa Beargrease - it came stock with SX components with the intention of keeping a carbon-framed bike more affordable for entry-level...
01-16-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,501
Posted By Darth Lefty

I haven't heard anything nice about SX, while NX...

I haven't heard anything nice about SX, while NX is solid if not special. I knew SX had some plastic but didn't realize there was no clutch. The clutch usually makes shifting harder... it's not for...
01-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,223
Posted By markmdavis

The bike saddle is the new Spoon Charge saddle. ...

The bike saddle is the new Spoon Charge saddle. Very good looking, but taking awhile to break in.
...
01-15-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,223
Posted By markmdavis

Ah okay, I think I figured out how to do this -...

Ah okay, I think I figured out how to do this - 'export' the photo as a jpeg file to desktop, and move it from there.

...
01-15-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,635
Posted By bike eagle

A Funny Dog & Bicycling Meme

We've all had scary run-ins with dogs, but this meme made me laugh, so I thought you guys would appreciate it. Enjoy!
...
01-15-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,223
Posted By markmdavis

Thanks, travbikeman, I like it too. Today's...

Thanks, travbikeman, I like it too.
Today's project was fitting 'porteur' bars from Linus Bikes to my Fuji Absolute 3.0 It took a while to get the angle and height of the bars just right, and...
01-14-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Ev0lutionz

Stay warm! I have a friend based in Indy and he...

Stay warm! I have a friend based in Indy and he says it was -18 last week, freezing cold just thinking of it !
01-12-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By cyclezen

Ok, quick update. I will post more details...

Ok, quick update. I will post more details later... cause I'm not sure I'm quite "there" yet (still not sure about '29' vs '27.5').
I bought a used Marin Rift Zone 3, v-nice bike 2018, excellent...
01-11-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,501
Posted By geo8086

OP here. Thanks for all of the advice. I took the...

OP here. Thanks for all of the advice. I took the bike in to a shop today. They recommended trying a new derailleur hanger but didn't have one in stock (they were not a Specialized dealer). The...
01-11-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,501
Posted By veganbikes

That looks like a better deal minus warranty but...

That looks like a better deal minus warranty but the parts are better in many places. Love the color though.

Most bikes are hard to get these days.
01-11-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,501
Posted By 3speed

OP, what you describe is exactly what we deal...

OP, what you describe is exactly what we deal with at work. The problem is just the Sram ****. We struggle to get it to work well half the time on brand new bikes. Pull the cables, put some "cable...
01-10-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By DMC707

Get the 970 - you only live once. In the...

Get the 970 - you only live once. In the grand scheme of things, mountain bikes are cheap and good for your soul ! :)
01-08-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Darth Lefty

The current Marz Z2 has an open bath damper with...

The current Marz Z2 has an open bath damper with only one compression adjustment. In theory, this is a step down from cartridge dampers which have a volume compensating piston or bladder so the oil...
01-07-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By squirtdad

It is not the number of folding legs, it is the...

It is not the number of folding legs, it is the contact points. The park is a tripod, the 2 legs and the main tube are the contact points

It is super steady, and should not be not...
01-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,870
Posted By Canker

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/products/coast-suspe...

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/products/coast-suspension-dropper-post-external
01-05-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By biker128pedal

Thatís what happened to our shops. Took a year or...

Thatís what happened to our shops. Took a year or so for the transition. With limited supply now may not take as long.
01-04-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,440
Posted By Koyote

I read this whole story, hoping there was a...

I read this whole story, hoping there was a point...
01-04-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Mackowski

Replaced bottom bracket, everything else cleaned,...

Replaced bottom bracket, everything else cleaned, greased up and lubed. Everything working fine so far.
Fingers crossed.
01-04-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By Trakhak

The one function of that tab is to prevent the...

The one function of that tab is to prevent the chain's coming off the tensioner wheel during shifts or while riding on rough surfaces. The longer the derailleur cage, the more likely the chain is to...
01-03-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,549
Posted By veganbikes

I had a guy who got a flat repair earlier in the...

I had a guy who got a flat repair earlier in the day he had gotten a pinch flat no big deal. Then he comes back with another flat less happy this time but got his ride done (in a very bad area for...
12-31-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By ZIPP2001

End 2021 with a new bike.

I've be wanting to add a new bike to the stable and let the local bike shop owner know what I was looking for. So, he messaged me Thursday that he had something I should check out. I went down there...
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