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11-19-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By c_m_shooter

I wouldn't get full suspension. If you can find...

I wouldn't get full suspension. If you can find something like a Salsa Timberjack with 27.5 plus tires you will have a solid bike that will last a long time.
11-09-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,504
Posted By c_m_shooter

I rode a 52cm Surly Cross Check for many years as...

I rode a 52cm Surly Cross Check for many years as a do it all bike. Got fat and didn't like the race fit anymore, stacking headset spacers shortened the reach too much and made it ugly. I had my...
11-08-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By c_m_shooter

A touring or relaxed road bike would be ideal,...

A touring or relaxed road bike would be ideal, but at your weight the fit is going to be challenge. (not to mention it will change over time) Put some Hookworms and bar ends on your rockhopper and...
Forum: Texas
11-01-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you can carry your bike on the car, drive to...

If you can carry your bike on the car, drive to River Trails park near Precinct line and Trinity Blvd. Ride the trail past Gateway park, stop at Martin House brewery and head over to downtown Fort...
10-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,306
Posted By c_m_shooter

Freehub stopped engaging the end of 2nd day of a...

Freehub stopped engaging the end of 2nd day of a 4 day tour. Luckily it was my wife's day off and it only took her a few hours to get to me with the car. I had time to walk to the next town and...
10-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By c_m_shooter

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Salsa Fargo. Mine has evolved a bit since 2013. 2.5 hookworm rear, 3.0 fat be...
10-21-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,764
Posted By c_m_shooter

50 or 55 gear inches for singletrack trails. Our...

50 or 55 gear inches for singletrack trails. Our roughest is a little over 1k feet per 12 mile loop.

75 gear inches on the road. No mountains, just rolling hills, sometimes endless headwinds.
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10-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By c_m_shooter

I would swap out the rear axle for a solid axle...

I would swap out the rear axle for a solid axle and space it to whatever you need.
10-21-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By c_m_shooter

External routing easier to work on. Why would...

External routing easier to work on. Why would anyone want internal routing? Seems like a solution looking for a problem.
10-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By c_m_shooter

It isn't that unusual to have to chase the...

It isn't that unusual to have to chase the threads of a crankset before installing pedals. You mechanic should know this and have the tools to do it.
10-12-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By c_m_shooter

Tighten it til just before it breaks....

Tighten it til just before it breaks....
10-07-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By c_m_shooter

Lift your butt off the seat before the big bumps....

Lift your butt off the seat before the big bumps. Suspension seatposts are available. They make noise, sometimes stick, and mess with your saddle height adjustment. Wider tires and lower pressures...
10-07-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,926
Posted By c_m_shooter

Once there is any measurable wear they need to be...

Once there is any measurable wear they need to be changed as a set, just run them til gone. Chains are cheap unless you have a new high end bike, I find a $10-$20 dollar chain once a year makes the...
10-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By c_m_shooter

She is just trying to make you feel better about...

She is just trying to make you feel better about it......
10-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't see a problem. Take the lane or hop the...

I don't see a problem. Take the lane or hop the curb.
10-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,604
Posted By c_m_shooter

It probably only causes cancer in California....

It probably only causes cancer in California....
10-07-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have broke one front quick release skewer in 25...

I have broke one front quick release skewer in 25 years of riding. If you are riding a road bike, you will be nowhere near the conditions it took to break it. I usually switch the rear to a solid...
10-07-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looking at the parts, you have way more money in...

Looking at the parts, you have way more money in this than any used bike should sell for. The market is still strong though, so good luck.
09-30-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By c_m_shooter

Real mountain bikers don't have matching wheels. ...

Real mountain bikers don't have matching wheels. Go to the Bike Island site and get whatever front they have in stock.
09-29-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it isn't broken it doesn't need upgraded. Go...

If it isn't broken it doesn't need upgraded. Go ride your bike more.
09-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By c_m_shooter

With a suspension corrected fork you will not...

With a suspension corrected fork you will not have any issues. I get more pedal strikes on a suspended bike than a rigid.
09-28-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By c_m_shooter

They should fit. You may have to play with the...

They should fit. You may have to play with the height of the bridge cable.
09-27-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By c_m_shooter

32/18 with skinny road tires?

32/18 with skinny road tires?
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,278
Posted By c_m_shooter

Where are you camping that theft is an issue?

Where are you camping that theft is an issue?
Forum: Texas
09-27-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By c_m_shooter

Just looking at the map for a minute, I would...

Just looking at the map for a minute, I would head south to between Hungerford and El Campo and follow those smaller roads west.
09-24-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By c_m_shooter

Walmart has 27.5 tires for your bike.

Walmart has 27.5 tires for your bike.
09-24-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By c_m_shooter

An old Surly 1x1. They have the low side now,...

An old Surly 1x1. They have the low side now, but I think it uses more "modern" hub styles.
09-17-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those are a good place to be gearing wise. If...

Those are a good place to be gearing wise. If you can convert the wheel to solid axle with nuts, it will stay. Quick release will not hold on standing climbs unless you run a surly tugnut.
09-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By c_m_shooter

Cogs from a cassette will cut into the freehub...

Cogs from a cassette will cut into the freehub body. Get a cog and spacer kit and use your derailer to keep it on there for the first couple rides. Look up a gear inch calculator and select a cog...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By c_m_shooter

Old inner tube

Old inner tube
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,815
Posted By c_m_shooter

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This is a steel bike, but see no reason you couldn't tour with the same...
09-17-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,342
Posted By c_m_shooter

You can ride in a day what you normally ride in a...

You can ride in a day what you normally ride in a week. When I get to mile about mile 70 my body starts to protest for a little bit trying to pretend its tired. Normally clears up around mile 80 or...
09-16-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By c_m_shooter

Brooks B17 is my go to saddle for most bikes. I...

Brooks B17 is my go to saddle for most bikes. I haven't had a pair of padded shorts in 10 years.
09-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By c_m_shooter

It is a bit about perception. One person's...

It is a bit about perception. One person's "responsive" handling can be seen as "twichy" by another.
09-16-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,148
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have rode lots of gravel miles on 700x28mm. ...

I have rode lots of gravel miles on 700x28mm. Most is ok, but if you get new gravel that isn't compacted or mud it can be difficult.
09-15-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By c_m_shooter

Wheels are usually the weak point unless it is a...

Wheels are usually the weak point unless it is a step through girls bike. Spoke tension needs to be even and more spokes is better.
09-15-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,989
Posted By c_m_shooter

You were going too slow. If you passed him at...

You were going too slow. If you passed him at 20mph, you would have been long gone when he did the u turn.
09-15-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By c_m_shooter

I've been all over the country.

I've been all over the country.
09-15-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By c_m_shooter

If it is the correct frame size, get it. Don't...

If it is the correct frame size, get it. Don't fall for number of gears marketing. If you have the gear range (biggest and smallest) you need, it doesn't matter if it is 8, 9, 10, or 11 speeds. I...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By c_m_shooter

I would plan for 50 miles a day, but not make...

I would plan for 50 miles a day, but not make reservations. If it is all uphill one day, or I have a mechanical issue I may not make the goal and don't want to turn it into a death march. Likewise,...
09-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By c_m_shooter

Looks better than what a lot of us started with. ...

Looks better than what a lot of us started with. If it is available, go for it.
09-14-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,206
Posted By c_m_shooter

I rode strictly with clipless for about 12 years....

I rode strictly with clipless for about 12 years. Gradually switched to flats, I liked not having to pack camp shoes when bikepacking. I thought it would be nice to not have to change shoes to go...
09-14-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By c_m_shooter

If I keep my bikes maintained at the house I...

If I keep my bikes maintained at the house I rarely have mechanical issues on the trail. I don't ride stupid anymore, so haven't taco'd a wheel in a few years. Most of my bikes are SS, so no...
09-14-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By c_m_shooter

I wouldn't change a perfectly good set of 32s for...

I wouldn't change a perfectly good set of 32s for an occasional gravel ride. I've done lots of gravel miles on 28mm tires.
09-14-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By c_m_shooter

Either that is a horrible picture or that...

Either that is a horrible picture or that chainring is trashed.
09-14-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By c_m_shooter

If I am going to be walking disance of my car,...

If I am going to be walking disance of my car, like at local mountain bike trails I have stopped carrying spare anything. There was a time when I carried 2 spares and enough tools to rebuild my bike...
09-14-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By c_m_shooter

Have you check the Velo Orange site? A lot of...

Have you check the Velo Orange site? A lot of stuff is out of stock, but those arent real popular, so they may have something that will work for you.
09-14-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By c_m_shooter

The old standard recomendation of the Specialized...

The old standard recomendation of the Specialized Hardrock is still a good one. You will want a small (15 inch) frame 26inch mountain bike. You can swap the tires for slicks in the summer and...
09-13-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By c_m_shooter

I'm not an engineer. Just telling you what I...

I'm not an engineer. Just telling you what I have witnessed. If it breaks, take pictures.
09-13-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By c_m_shooter

Longer fork will slacken the headtube and...

Longer fork will slacken the headtube and increase the leverage on the frame. If you ride hard you may snap the headtube off, it used to happen quite a bit.
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