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Forum: Fatbikes
08-02-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I had the second year Pugsley. It was a good...

I had the second year Pugsley. It was a good excursion bike, but Surly became too proud of their product and their hubris showed.

As for the 'decline' of the Fat Bike?
Pffft, nope.
All of the ME...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Here ya go! ...

Here ya go!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/dahon_080bce235e0b74cb1f189fa8d0c61ef1e3c8ba2f.jpg

The last cable support loop (right side of pic) wasn't used for...
07-31-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

That's Bob.

That's Bob.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Dahon Mariner Neos 7 Solution

I purchased a used 2017(?) Dahon Mariner 7

It's the one with the ill conceived NEOS 7 rear derailleur which are not very reliable and are very difficult to come by.

I was trying some spare...
07-11-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,396
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Crap, now I want a pair for the trail...

Crap, now I want a pair for the trail...
07-08-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,702
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

So, um.... What the hell guys?

So, um....

What the hell guys?
07-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

soooooo, what's going on here?

soooooo, what's going on here?
07-05-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Impressive. Next time try a shaped charge

Impressive.

Next time try a shaped charge
07-03-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

At what point do you NOT rescue a free bike?

At what point do you NOT rescue a free bike?

Curb bike, left in the bulk trash area, been there for over 48 hours and no air in the tires so no one rode it there.

Yeah, it's a Huffy. Everything...
06-30-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

tree fitty

tree fitty
06-29-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

ok, what's so ingenious about them?

ok, what's so ingenious about them?
06-25-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

So, quick link from now on. Alright, thanks...

So, quick link from now on.

Alright, thanks guys!
06-25-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

So it might have been designed to ONLY use a...

So it might have been designed to ONLY use a quick link?

So how do I identify a peened rivet chain?

Is it solid? hollow?
06-24-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

What's a peened rivet? My chain had solid...

What's a peened rivet?

My chain had solid pins
06-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Since the 8.9 is out of stock,. the decision...

Since the 8.9 is out of stock,. the decision should b easy
06-22-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

9 speed. I had recently checked it for chain...

9 speed.

I had recently checked it for chain stretch, and it was still well within limits even though it has thousands of miles on it.

Getting a new chain (2 breaks is enough) and cassette too.
06-22-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Chain. Pin or quicklink

When installing a chain, which is stronger: Pressing the pin with a chain tool or a quick link?

I had a chain break on me twice and I'm not sure if it was due to luck or my press in pin was a weak...
06-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

yep!

yep!
06-20-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I don't understand the 'slower curve from sitz to...

I don't understand the 'slower curve from sitz to horn"
Do you have a picture of said saddles?

The saddle has a cutout (or carve)

I ride 3-5 days a week, Would be more if I wasn't so tender.
...
06-19-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Saddle fit difficulties

I presently use a Brooks Cabnium carved saddle and I keep getting really sore between my sit bones and the inner/back sides of my upper thigh to glute crease (probably a better name for this)

I...
06-18-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

"rear shift ratio" Shimano standard – 1.7 ...

"rear shift ratio"

Shimano standard – 1.7
SRAM 2:1 – 1.7
Shimano 10 MTB – 1.2

Apparently there are a ton of other standards.
I thought it was SRAM vs Shimano only. (oopse)

Long story...
06-18-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Good information guys, thank you. Cable pull...

Good information guys, thank you.

Cable pull ratio is still a concern for me. Even with a friction shifter.
The diameter of the barrel(?) seems to limit the shifting range so a different ratio...
06-17-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,165
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Well, I now go strictly by heat index. And my...

Well, I now go strictly by heat index.
And my limits are around 92-95f before I have to power back.
When thermal limits hit before cardio limits, you really have to be careful.

And the second...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Welcome Wooki! It'll take a while to get the...

Welcome Wooki!

It'll take a while to get the fit of your bike right for you.
Saddle, saddle position, grips, and maybe even gearing later on.

Step one: Enjoy the ride.

You probably don't...
06-17-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Rear Derailleur standards questions

Wasn't sure what terms to search for, so new thread.

I use friction thumb shifters for my bikes that are generally MTB's

My older drive train is in need of overhaul and possibly upgrade.
The...
06-08-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,764
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I'm relatively sure this is a compliment. ...

I'm relatively sure this is a compliment.

Thank you!
06-08-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,764
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Your write The absense of truely properlie...

Your write

The absense of truely properlie speled werds is a disasterous prezidence witch oui can't not abyde bi
06-07-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,764
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Why not convert your beloved bikes to disk brakes?

Why not convert your beloved bikes to disk brakes?
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I run 5" tires are around 7psi on the back and...

I run 5" tires are around 7psi on the back and 5psi up front.
I have an RST Renegade up front

The large tires soak up tree roots, and up to grapefruit sized rocks but any unexpected big bumps are...
06-04-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Rolla covered it, I was just reminding you to...

Rolla covered it, I was just reminding you to check for chain stretch.
I didn't go into the weeds since I didn't know if you knew of the phenomena or not.
06-04-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I'm guessing 5 bolt 130mm BCD You know the...

I'm guessing 5 bolt 130mm BCD

You know the story, check for chain stretch yadda yadda
06-02-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

"How can I make cycling more...

"How can I make cycling more complicated?"
05-30-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Yeah, this is a cartridge. Still, it's only...

Yeah, this is a cartridge.
Still, it's only $20-30 a pop but the choices of quality doesn't exist. There are only one or 2 manufacturers for the power spline.
05-29-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

The rings are replaceable (now singular ring) so...

The rings are replaceable (now singular ring) so that's nice and inexpensive.
and the crank arms are in descent shape and also inexpensive to procure.

I just assumed the more modern BB's were an...
05-28-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

TruVativ Powerspline Bottom Bracket. Time to upgrade?

I have a 15 year old MTB with a TruVativ Powerspline Bottom Bracket that needs replacing.

Should I simply replace it or is it time to upgrade the BB and crank to more modern tech?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,776
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Dahons have disks now?

Dahons have disks now?
05-22-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,019
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Know your symptoms. Then do NOT ignore them. ...

Know your symptoms.
Then do NOT ignore them.

Extra water, extra electrolytes. (I use trace minerals, but use what works for you)

Don't be afraid to slow down.

Don't be afraid to get Uber,...
05-20-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,365
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I guess technically I'm a chemical battery. ...

I guess technically I'm a chemical battery.

So... one

(I need a pizza recharge!)
05-19-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

A while back, the big apples weren't enough...

A while back, the big apples weren't enough puncture protection.

Went with Marathon Plus
05-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

The ribbed one is for her pleasure

The ribbed one is for her pleasure
05-10-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

The 1x revolution decreased demand.

The 1x revolution decreased demand.
05-06-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,700
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

It seems like a toss up between Schwalbe Marathon...

It seems like a toss up between Schwalbe Marathon Plus and The Tannus.
The Marathons seem to go longer before replacement required.
And for the time being, the Marathons are cheaper.

So the...
05-06-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Sounds like a code name for a Russian sub

Sounds like a code name for a Russian sub
05-04-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Looks like the Mag wheels on the old BMX bikes. ...

Looks like the Mag wheels on the old BMX bikes.

Paint them yellow!
04-27-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Thank you translation section of BikeForums!

Thank you translation section of BikeForums!
04-23-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,836
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Is it a Carbon Fiber thing or do people clamp the...

Is it a Carbon Fiber thing or do people clamp the frame like it holds the Earth on its axis?

I can't imagine the force needed to dent my frames.
04-23-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,836
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

i thought I knew things, but you're not supposed...

i thought I knew things, but you're not supposed to clamp the top tube?
04-14-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Quick update. I had some Black satin paint...

Quick update.

I had some Black satin paint from another project so I painted the head tube and am waiting on the results. If it doesn't look too bad I MIGHT paint the downtube.

For kicks I...
04-13-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Converted a bike to a 1x and had an frame plug...

Converted a bike to a 1x and had an frame plug with cable hole left over.

Some epoxy and paint and viola! frame plug sans hole.

And if you ride fast enough, no one can see the imperfections!
04-13-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,534
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Any weather you can tolerate is ideal. For...

Any weather you can tolerate is ideal.

For me, day or night between -10c to +20c (+30c if raining) with winds less than 40kph

Not hard limits, but good guidelines.
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