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Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By c_m_shooter

They do that if you are running too low of tire...

They do that if you are running too low of tire pressure. Add a couple psi, everyone and every tire is different.
11-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 948
Posted By c_m_shooter

A good hardtail bike is good to have. It can be...

A good hardtail bike is good to have. It can be anything you want it to be and you can find your I wn adventures. Anything from single-track to rails trail, commuting around town or touring.
10-05-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By c_m_shooter

Standover doesn't matter when riding. Proper...

Standover doesn't matter when riding. Proper sizing and fit is based on cockpit length.
09-11-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By c_m_shooter

Nitto RM-16

Nitto RM-16
09-10-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By c_m_shooter

700 x 38 tires are gravel tires. Lower the...

700 x 38 tires are gravel tires. Lower the pressure a little and go ride it.
08-20-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By c_m_shooter

As long as you stayed with both Shimano and 8...

As long as you stayed with both Shimano and 8 speed you are good.
08-17-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By c_m_shooter

You can't beat the price of pre built bikes. ...

You can't beat the price of pre built bikes. You can get whatever level components you think you need. I've been riding a long time and you don't need what you think you do.
08-08-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,557
Posted By c_m_shooter

The 3500 is an entry level bike. You get what...

The 3500 is an entry level bike. You get what you pay for. Single piston mechanical brakes are fine, been running them for years.
08-07-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,488
Posted By c_m_shooter

Aim for the squirrel and you will never hit one. ...

Aim for the squirrel and you will never hit one. If you try to avoid it, there is a 50 percent chance it jumps into your line travel.
08-01-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By c_m_shooter

Go a tooth or 2 bigger on the rear gear. It...

Go a tooth or 2 bigger on the rear gear. It looks like there is enough slack to remove a link though....
08-01-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By c_m_shooter

The hoods put your hands further forward, that is...

The hoods put your hands further forward, that is the reason for going down a size for the conversion. Your Overall cockpit length from saddle to primary contact points on the bars should be the...
07-30-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By c_m_shooter

Also consider this to ease the conversion. ...

Also consider this to ease the conversion.

Surly Corner Bar | Drop Bar Handle Bar With Flat Bar Controls | Mountain Bike Handlebars | Surly Bikes...
07-30-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have bikes with all three sizes of wheels. The...

I have bikes with all three sizes of wheels. The diameter doesn't matter. Width does....
07-30-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will need to size down for a shorter top tube...

You will need to size down for a shorter top tube when converting to drops. I have done the conversions and recomend just buying a medium Salsa Fargo or the new Surly drop bar mtb frame. It will...
03-15-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those tires have some burly side knobs. Is the...

Those tires have some burly side knobs. Is the contact at the sidewall or knobs? I have trimmed side knobs off for clearance with a good sharp knife.
01-14-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,336
Posted By c_m_shooter

This has to be a troll. I've never met a SSer...

This has to be a troll. I've never met a SSer who didn't know how to pick a reasonable gear for the ride.
01-10-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By c_m_shooter

32:20

32:20
12-21-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By c_m_shooter

I suspect the guys doing this were using their...

I suspect the guys doing this were using their old bike polo bikes. Those bikes were already geared low enough and just happened to have flat bars on them. Fixed gear off road is fun, but not in a...
12-08-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will need Avid BB5 or BB7 Road calipers.

You will need Avid BB5 or BB7 Road calipers.
11-19-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
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.
10-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,627
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: 1,038
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Salsa Fargo. Mine has evolved a bit since 2013. 2.5 hookworm rear, 3.0 fat be...
10-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
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.
10-07-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,405
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: 2,854
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,479
Posted By c_m_shooter

It probably only causes cancer in California....

It probably only causes cancer in California....
09-29-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
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.
09-27-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,167
Posted By c_m_shooter

32/18 with skinny road tires?

32/18 with skinny road tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,083
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is a steel bike, but see no reason you couldn't tour with the same...
09-16-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,839
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: 1,018
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: 3,311
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, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
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.
09-12-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By c_m_shooter

Swap those kendas out for a set Schwalbe Marathon...

Swap those kendas out for a set Schwalbe Marathon plus.
09-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By c_m_shooter

The rear brake is less than 10% of your braking...

The rear brake is less than 10% of your braking strength. Why would you waste money and effort trying to make something fit that wont help any.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,711
Posted By c_m_shooter

Around here we have to run sealant in tubes also....

Around here we have to run sealant in tubes also. When you break this one down it may be a mess if the sealant isn't totally dried. Do it outside with a hose ready to clean everything up. I peal...
09-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By c_m_shooter

Hookworms are better off road than most give them...

Hookworms are better off road than most give them credit for at first glance. Every week or so at my local trailhead some idiot looks at my bike and says those tires won't work out here. I've been...
09-10-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,692
Posted By c_m_shooter

I thought red means the next three cars are okay...

I thought red means the next three cars are okay to go....
09-09-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been told by drivers that those of use who...

I have been told by drivers that those of use who have a taillight zip tied to our helmet are much more visible when they are coming up to us in the dark trying to figure out what we are. The more...
09-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By c_m_shooter

Jamis is good bike. I tried to buy one new years...

Jamis is good bike. I tried to buy one new years ago but couldn't find a dealer willing to order me one. What is wrong with State bikes? I have had a Warhawk for a couple years and have done...
09-09-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,564
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think you are describing my Cross Check with...

I think you are describing my Cross Check with 28mm tires back in about 2005. The road club that I rode with was asking me every ride why I wouldn't buy a road bike? Now "gravel bikes" are all the...
09-08-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,827
Posted By c_m_shooter

I bought one while visiting family many years...

I bought one while visiting family many years ago. I adjusted the hubs and tensioner the wheels before riding it 50 or do miles a day for 2 weeks. My brother bought it off me when I left and used...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,192
Posted By c_m_shooter

No padding.

No padding.
09-06-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By c_m_shooter

Panaracer Tourguard plus 32mm have been the go...

Panaracer Tourguard plus 32mm have been the go tire for my rough road bikes for years.
09-04-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,600
Posted By c_m_shooter

I quit wearing bike specific kits years ago. ...

I quit wearing bike specific kits years ago. Padded shorts cause more problems than they solve. I wear coolmax long briefs from Duluth, cargo shorts and button down wicking fishing shirts. On the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By c_m_shooter

I thought state parks weren't allowed to turn...

I thought state parks weren't allowed to turn away bicyclists even when they are "full". Most of the time I roll into camp after the attendants have left and am gone before they get there the next...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By c_m_shooter

Touring is socially distancing. Why would you...

Touring is socially distancing. Why would you stop? The only issues I've had were being surprised by different restrictions in different states.
09-02-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By c_m_shooter

You need an 8 speed chain. I also vote for SRAM...

You need an 8 speed chain. I also vote for SRAM because I like their quick links. I use SRAM chains on everything.
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