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Forum: Touring
05-02-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,948
Posted By mjoekingz28

Or better yet, why dont I see merchandise that...

Or better yet, why dont I see merchandise that states it is prop65 compliant?
Forum: Touring
05-02-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,948
Posted By mjoekingz28

Wrong forum I see. I just dont want to be part...

Wrong forum I see. I just dont want to be part of the twenty first century's version of the twentieth's asbestos.

No need to be smart-elecky. I haven't gotten much of that from this forum over...
Forum: Touring
05-02-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,948
Posted By mjoekingz28

Safe tent

Hello. I had planned on touring with a 520, but am not at this time and may never be 'able' to in the future. I have a scoot ordered from Harley-Davidson and still want to camp. Last time I did...
04-20-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By mjoekingz28

sprocket teeth not uniform

I am not having any troubles with my bike, but I was looking at the big chainwheel on a (3 gear F X 9 gear rear) and noticed the teeth are different. It looks like they are supposed to be like this,...
Forum: Touring
04-12-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By mjoekingz28

I used to post in this section alot as I...

I used to post in this section alot as I genuinely wanted to ride out to California (from Mississippi) on my Trek. I had rode a sportbike there a few years prior and just cant stop rambling or at...
02-14-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Here she is after a detail. before and...

Here she is after a detail.

before and after shots

or after and before

I don't even know if you can tell
02-14-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Hello everyone. Just checking in to say thanks...

Hello everyone. Just checking in to say thanks for steering me to a more proper bike for me.

Here are some photos.

If you would like to know anything about the bike, feel free to ask!
02-14-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By mjoekingz28

Hello. I got an FX3

Hello. I got an FX3
02-11-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By mjoekingz28

Verve and FX Treks

Hello. I just posted about changing my Marlin 7 to better fit me when it was revealed that I had the wrong bike. I just looked at Trek's offerings and found a few that look nice. I read the...
02-11-17, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks I scoured Trek's webpage and found the...

Thanks I scoured Trek's webpage and found the Verve or the FX to be more suitable. i will make a new thread elsewhere.
02-11-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,769
Posted By mjoekingz28

I dont know if I should start a new thread, but I...

I dont know if I should start a new thread, but I always said why buy a mountain bike when there are no mountains where I live. I knew I wanted a Trek, but I just never seemed to find a bike that...
02-11-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks everyone. Maybe by locking out the fork,...

Thanks everyone. Maybe by locking out the fork, the bike will propel forward better when pedalled upon. Maybe just getting some metal pedals is all I need. I am hovering around 300lbs. My stomach...
02-10-17, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,769
Posted By mjoekingz28

upgrading crankset on Trek Marlin

Hello. I weigh plenty enough to post here and still not sure if this thread should be here or Mechanics or Mountain biking, but here goes.

I have a Marlin 7 bought last year. It has been a good...
09-27-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By mjoekingz28

creaking chainwheel

Hello. I am pretty heavy and just got a Marlin 7. When I go up hills or otherwise pedal with a lot of pressure/weight on the petals the crank creaks. I will try to specify.

It seems to happen...
08-11-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,540
Posted By mjoekingz28

Marking links on endless chains

How do you know when to finish oiling your chain on a chain without a noticably different joining link?

I think that when I oil a chain that I must give each link 2-3 times the attention necessary...
08-11-16, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By mjoekingz28

Are the grips supposed to turn? Maybe they...

Are the grips supposed to turn? Maybe they forgot to glue them down at the factory. The other day I loosened the handlebars allen screws to turn the bar so the grips fit more nicely in my hands. ...
08-08-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks for the replies MRT2! I just raised...

Thanks for the replies MRT2!

I just raised the seat and it fits great now. I initially tried to lower it, but it bottomed out. I was unaware raising it would be the correct move. Now it is at...
08-08-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By mjoekingz28

Well, these 32 holes are in a double walled rim. ...

Well, these 32 holes are in a double walled rim. The 36h on the Marlin 6 are not.

So, maybe the heavier gauge wheel will hold the fewer spokes better.
08-08-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By mjoekingz28

I got the Waterloo blue Marlin 7 in 19.5" frame. ...

I got the Waterloo blue Marlin 7 in 19.5" frame. Somehow it seems like a more aggressive riding position versus the Marlin 6 I rode a few months prior. The Marlin 6, IIRC, sat back, rode tall like...
08-08-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Ok I got Bontrager Large fingerless gloves made...

Ok I got Bontrager Large fingerless gloves made in China with some gelfoam. I tried them on and then grabbed a MTB bar and it felt right. Also picked up a Marlin 7 to use them on.


Thanks
08-08-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks y'all....good idea on wiping your face...

Thanks y'all....good idea on wiping your face with the reverse side. I will try to keep this in mind.



Also, To add, I will be on a Marlin 6 with mountain bars instead of the drop bars if...
08-08-16, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By mjoekingz28

Good gloves

I want to go with Bontrager with whatever my LBS carries, but I just dont know much about gloves.

I only really ever wore a helmet for gear and I shouldnt be travelling very far.

But what are...
07-18-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks. I just gave away an old race bike Trek...

Thanks. I just gave away an old race bike Trek 1200. I need something for around town duty- not for long distances. If this bike (and saddle) can put up with me for 10 miles at a time that would...
07-17-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By mjoekingz28

36-32 spoke rims

Hey. Im posting also in General for a Marlin 6 I want to purchase. I am 300lbs on the nose (actually a few ounces over as I was just weighed at the Doctor).


Anyway, the Marlin 4,5,6 have 36...
07-17-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By mjoekingz28

Trek Marlins

I want a Marlin. I initially wanted the 7 as I liked its paint scheme and figured they put their 'best' parts on it. Until I test rode a Marlin 6 and it felt like it was a good bike. Then I tried...
04-28-16, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,277
Posted By mjoekingz28

The basics, like for a car, checking/adding air...

The basics, like for a car, checking/adding air to the tires......checking/adding oil and keeping it thoroughly clean in and out is kind of the standard basics. Just like changing a flat is kind of...
04-15-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,785
Posted By mjoekingz28

We don't want tires buried in the ground. I...

We don't want tires buried in the ground. I figured I would be reading more environmental friendly/conscious answers on a biking forum :(


The auto tire center down the street took a tire I...
04-15-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,268
Posted By mjoekingz28

There ya go Mr. Kapaun! thanks to this...

There ya go Mr. Kapaun!

thanks to this thread I just used a small dab (maybe a gram or two) of dielectric grease. I think it can also be called silicone grease, bulb grease or tune-up or spark...
12-05-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By mjoekingz28

titanium Trek?

I was at the dealer a few months back and I think I remember being told Trek does not make titanium bicycles, at least not on the consumer level....


My question is has Trek ever made a titanium...
12-05-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By mjoekingz28

LOL! look at my join date!

LOL!

look at my join date!
Forum: Touring
12-04-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,516
Posted By mjoekingz28

Happy Feet, I believe you are correct about...

Happy Feet, I believe you are correct about having tread for wet roads.

Look at AMA road racing. They use gumball slicks on dry days and many, many cuts in the tread in rain. I think this is a...
Forum: Touring
12-04-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,059
Posted By mjoekingz28

I like your humor Chinaman thumpism, dont...

I like your humor Chinaman

thumpism, dont them BMW boxer fellows like the saddlebags like you speak of..?

360Oly_Rider, thanks for the suggestions on advertising. A wooden crate would be...
12-04-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thank you very much Heathpack for the concise and...

Thank you very much Heathpack for the concise and thorough answer.




not this again chasm54....when I joined this site five or so years, I was called a troll for asking the purpose of fenders....
12-03-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By mjoekingz28

Lungs

How do the heart and lungs work together?

They make up the cardiovascular system, correct?


I am not really trying to focus on the heart, but I want to help my lungs.


What is a good plan...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,059
Posted By mjoekingz28

djb, is it better to go around town with...

djb,

is it better to go around town with 'luggage' on the front or on the rear wheel?

front pros....you can see it while riding, most of your body weight is on the rear tire, convenience
...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,516
Posted By mjoekingz28

U R A funny guy Wilfred Laurier Buffalo...

U R A funny guy Wilfred Laurier


Buffalo Buff- that's the idea. I like destroying the destroyed, I guess that is how you word such a thought! Trash in the street, why not kick it around. I...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,059
Posted By mjoekingz28

I just hate being unable to carry more than what...

I just hate being unable to carry more than what is in my pockets....and even then youmight have to worry about it coming out of your pocket, get in the way of pedalling, etc........

kitty litter,...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,059
Posted By mjoekingz28

I went on a quest a few years ago for a milk...

I went on a quest a few years ago for a milk crate. Came up empty, then asked a family member and now I have several: Borden, Pac, Coleman and maybe one or two others. Is there a way to give them...
12-03-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,354
Posted By mjoekingz28

Also, what do you think about 'suspension...

Also, what do you think about 'suspension lockout'?
12-03-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,354
Posted By mjoekingz28

Ok, well looking at the site, it seems I like the...

Ok, well looking at the site, it seems I like the Marlin seven in Warerloo blue for $770 bucks.


is a 29" wheel for adults.... I dont understand the sizing options. What is like a 56,57,58,59cm...
12-03-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,354
Posted By mjoekingz28

Arrow Marlin 7, 820, and 3500 D

Hello. I am interested in these three bikes.

I have a Trek 1200 from the 1990s with 23c tires (wanting 25s) - so my speeding urges are taken care with the 1200. Someday I may wish to travel...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,516
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks again for the information. I guess they...

Thanks again for the information. I guess they dont seem all that bad now. Maybe tire makers are at odds'ends making dual tires......seems they have done great work letting us have the best of both...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,059
Posted By mjoekingz28

Mounting a milk crate

Hey!

I have a WSD trek 820 and wish to mount a milk crate. It needs to be sturdy and safe.

It would be great as I could put a 5gal bucket in it and pretty much carry just about anything all...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,516
Posted By mjoekingz28

Thanks folks. I have a road bike for paved...

Thanks folks. I have a road bike for paved surfaces nly when I want to travel far or go fast. This MB is kind of just for toolin' around town, exploring, and building strength.




I know on...
Forum: Touring
12-03-15, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,516
Posted By mjoekingz28

Knobs on tires versus slicks

Hey. I like this forum the best so I posted this general question here..


I understand having mudboggers, clodhoppers, aka mudtires on a pickup truck that can get stuck in mud.

But

On a...
08-30-15, 05:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,461
Posted By mjoekingz28

do not forget Wind Wwenies!

do not forget Wind Wwenies!
08-18-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By mjoekingz28

Is it not cosmoline?

Is it not cosmoline?
05-28-15, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By mjoekingz28

Finding slow leak

The 26X2.00" front on an 820 is going flat. I was much surprised how easy it was to take off of the rim versus my 1200's 23cX700c.

I found a few small stickers in the tread but doubt it would...
05-27-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By mjoekingz28

OP's idea canbe useful when you have a valuable...

OP's idea canbe useful when you have a valuable canof something that got old, ya know since it is so good, and will not spray anymore. This could be quite worthy if it is not made anymore.
05-27-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,750
Posted By mjoekingz28

Ditto! I think Sheldon was being honest...

Ditto!


I think Sheldon was being honest in the chain clean/lube tutorial. I wonder if he really did all of those steps on his own chains.


As far as heating the chain, I will have to look...
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