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02-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,166
Posted By Moisture

Oh man. Here we go again. Just take a look...

Oh man. Here we go again.

Just take a look at my bike and then ask yourself the same thing again, OP. You'll feel better. At least the aesthetics of your bike doesn't have peeling plastidip...
02-04-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Moisture

First off, many thanks to cyccommute, he is an...

First off, many thanks to cyccommute, he is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful dude.

OP, I had the exact same issue as you with my front derailleur after riding through rain and grit on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,448
Posted By Moisture

You should refer to gear inches to get a good...

You should refer to gear inches to get a good understanding of what ratio spread will work best for your needs.

Personally I'd choose a 14-28 freewheel with 36/52

- 52/14 is far more than...
02-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

I couldn't agree more with you. I am a former...

I couldn't agree more with you. I am a former personal trainer possessing a high level of knowledge regarding hypertrophic stimulation of every muscle in your body whilst balancing cardio vascular...
02-03-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Moisture

Cinelli Hobootleg Geo MTN ...

Cinelli Hobootleg Geo MTN

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01-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By Moisture

they might offer decent shock absorbtion, but...

they might offer decent shock absorbtion, but only necessary for heavily undulating terrain, not riding around on pavement or gravel.

The biggest problem is that they are so heavy. They...
01-27-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By Moisture

I think the escape is a good choice for your...

I think the escape is a good choice for your needs, mainly because the rigid fork would be far more preferably for your needs.

One thing - according to your inseam (are we talking pant inseam or...
01-27-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By Moisture

The rear nut is a number 10 wrench. so obviously...

The rear nut is a number 10 wrench. so obviously this bike uses nutted brakes, right?
01-27-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By Moisture

Take a look here: CHAOYANG TIRES - PRODUCT...

Take a look here:

CHAOYANG TIRES - PRODUCT (http://www.chaoyangtire.com/index.php/pro/pro-list/8)

I've seen expensive schwalbe and Continental tires with the exact same tread pattern as some...
01-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

Don't forget to check and make sure your dropouts...

Don't forget to check and make sure your dropouts are aligned properly before adding equal length spacers on each side:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html#spacing

if you go down...
01-25-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By Moisture

A quick search of my caliper model reveals a...

A quick search of my caliper model reveals a 53-71 reach. The tektros you've specified would work great in that case .
01-25-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By Moisture

Lmao, no I did have a rear tire installed of...

Lmao, no I did have a rear tire installed of course. Yes my rear derailleur is f*ked right now. That shift had to make up for it though.
01-25-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,631
Posted By Moisture

You can find lots of good used wheelsets on...

You can find lots of good used wheelsets on classifieds for cheap
01-24-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,849
Posted By Moisture

As for knee issues, finding a bike with the...

As for knee issues, finding a bike with the correct reach, top tube length paired with the right size stem and crank arms is critical to properly position yourself at an efficient angle for power...
01-24-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,849
Posted By Moisture

I think strap in pedals causing knee problems is...

I think strap in pedals causing knee problems is complete nonsense .

I like mine because being able to pull up with one foot at a time tremendously helps with power output. I can spin faster and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,001
Posted By Moisture

He weighs 120lb, and rides a MOUNTAIN BIKE which...

He weighs 120lb, and rides a MOUNTAIN BIKE which is an XXS (he needs a Large size frame , as he is 5ft8) has a 100 something mm stem facing downwards, with drop bars, and rides with the seat lower...
01-12-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Moisture

One thing I must mention, that if you are not...

One thing I must mention, that if you are not able to get the fit right by simply sliding your seat forward or backwards along the rails and trying different length stems the frame(s) you're riding...
01-11-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Moisture

The three main considerations to make when...

The three main considerations to make when determining frame size would be:

Stack: how high the bars will be
Reach: how far the pedals are from the bars (this affects reach, weight distribution...
01-11-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Moisture

I dont find that a bigger frame degrades handling...

I dont find that a bigger frame degrades handling response for me that much. Wheel size does.

You can always opt for a larger frame that has more aggressive angles and a shorter stem. At.the end...
01-11-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Moisture

If the top tubes are the same length, then the...

If the top tubes are the same length, then the only other factor here would be the reach measurement.

By cramped and scrunched up, do you mean like you are sitting too upright? You can try...
01-11-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By Moisture

I disagree . Slapping thick tires onto an...

I disagree .

Slapping thick tires onto an otherwise poorly fitting frame and expecting the ride to be cushy is silly.
01-10-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Moisture

Mainly just to experiment and find a perfect fit...

Mainly just to experiment and find a perfect fit for you. That sort of stem is designed for use with drop bars. It may work for some people, but I find that it often leaves the bars too low and far...
01-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Moisture

I did before new year. Cutting out bad foods in...

I did before new year. Cutting out bad foods in one thing . Eating slowly is most important
01-09-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Moisture

Both are pretty similar.. Choose whichever you...

Both are pretty similar.. Choose whichever you prefer.

As for stem... I just put this one on yesterday. I also have a 25" frame norco.
...
01-09-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By Moisture

No, but I have has extensive levels of experience...

No, but I have has extensive levels of experience with Tourney in the past. It may not shift as well under power (probably due to the chain and freewheel ratios more than anything else) but still did...
01-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By Moisture

They all shift just fine and will do so reliably...

They all shift just fine and will do so reliably as long as you know how to be gentle and maintain the derailer properly.

Keep the springs inside the derailer free of dirt or grease, and lightly...
01-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Moisture

Good point. I was a bit suspicious about this...

Good point. I was a bit suspicious about this bike as well. The way he acquired the bike and knows Jack about it confirms this. Looks like the type of bike that wasn't ridden often, but was probably...
01-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By Moisture

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes...

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes unused, forcing manufacturers to produce new stuff instead..
01-02-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By Moisture

I agree. I think you should be looking for around...

I agree. I think you should be looking for around 56-58cm.

Seat tube doesn't really mean much by itself though.
12-28-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By Moisture

That stuff is full of sugar and soy. Most of them...

That stuff is full of sugar and soy. Most of them are no good. Try making your own.

Or make a trail mix with cocoa nibs, dates and any nuts or seeds of your choice.
12-17-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By Moisture

Thats totally understandable. I do...

Thats totally understandable.



I do appreciate the feedback. Ive sort of eased down with the posting in general.



Further proof of your completely nonsensical fit right here. You should...
12-15-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,531
Posted By Moisture

What about a 1998 GT Zaskar LE? Its aluminum...

What about a 1998 GT Zaskar LE? Its aluminum though
12-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Moisture

1980 Norco Monterey - a Journey

Since the original acquiring of this bike, I have eventually restored pretty much the entire bike -
...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,746
Posted By Moisture

Its not about how much shock absorption your bike...

Its not about how much shock absorption your bike features.

The way you balance yourself, and therefore, the way you land/encounter obstacles is what accounts for a smoother ride. Rider skill.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,746
Posted By Moisture

Personally I find that many bikes are not...

Personally I find that many bikes are not properly designed around the extra length of a suspension fork. Even if it is a light fork, it seems to dull the handling down too much for my taste. I'd...
12-05-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,741
Posted By Moisture

Maelochs ...

Maelochs
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12-03-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Moisture

If your feet touch the ground when you are...

If your feet touch the ground when you are sitting on the saddle, you got the seat set too low. Your toes pretty much shouldn't be able to touch the ground.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By Moisture

You'd be amazing at how different the bike would...

You'd be amazing at how different the bike would feel with a 395mm rigid fork.
11-29-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,741
Posted By Moisture

Right, different types of excersise will place...

Right, different types of excersise will place emphasis on the two different types of muscle fibres. But both are involved.

Lately I've been focusing on a higher cadence, mainly due to wind...
11-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Moisture

This is a great bike.

This is a great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Moisture

- 10mm is not going to make much difference. ...

- 10mm is not going to make much difference.

- you don't need to spend this much money on a good stem.

-saving grams of weight will not do anything. You can shave your pubes to account for...
11-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 40,432
Posted By Moisture

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

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11-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
Posted By Moisture

I'm pretty sure there are adult training wheels...

I'm pretty sure there are adult training wheels available.

somebody is going to have to help him balance the bike as he lrsctises.
11-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,741
Posted By Moisture

Have you ever tried switching from a suspension...

Have you ever tried switching from a suspension fork to a rigid fork? It makes you significantly faster in a straight line too, not just around turns.

When I tried doing that, I began using higher...
11-25-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,741
Posted By Moisture

I get this feeling when I shift up a gear, not...

I get this feeling when I shift up a gear, not down.

My inseam is about 34.5 inches which may have something to do with it. I feel most efficient in slightly too high of a gear If anything.
...
11-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,324
Posted By Moisture

Post Pics of your 60CM+ Bike!

Here's mine - 63.5CM frame.

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11-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,756
Posted By Moisture

It could have something to do with a poor bike...

It could have something to do with a poor bike fit. Maybe try sliding your seat backwards and try out a shorter stem.

Some rowing excersises (you can attach a resistance band to somewhere low and...
11-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,338
Posted By Moisture

Maelochs I got my BB rehauled today at the...

Maelochs

I got my BB rehauled today at the local bikehub. The guy said it looked pretty rough inside.

I now got it shifting into second gear. The bike feels smooth and fast. No more wobble..
11-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,786
Posted By Moisture

I agree with you, but please do elaborate so...

I agree with you, but please do elaborate so somebody does not use this method of bike fitting in the future.

That method might work for some people, but is mostly useless at determining a...
11-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By Moisture

Let me say it again for the 10x time. ...

Let me say it again for the 10x time.

Everything on that list isn't necessarily wrong, but you missed the most important bit.

How well does the bike fit you?
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