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08-27-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Both look nice. I'd takle the 2x for more road...

Both look nice. I'd takle the 2x for more road focused riding and the 1x for why dont you have a 1x12 or mountain bike so probably still the 2x.
11-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,695
Posted By Mista Sparkle

While both are excellent bikes, I have neither so...

While both are excellent bikes, I have neither so I can't speak exactly on the topic, however I have a Marlin that's (usually) hybridized, as well as a road bike.

For a long while my road bike was...
11-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,511
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Id been meaning to make this reply! Also...

Id been meaning to make this reply!

Also made of wood.
10-31-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mista Sparkle

As a side note, it usually takes quite a while to...

As a side note, it usually takes quite a while to wear out a set of tires. Perhaps he is locking the rear wheel to stop?

You could also just swap front and rear. Lack of tread means less rolling...
10-30-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I put Continental Tour Rides on my 29er for...

I put Continental Tour Rides on my 29er for commuting and whatnot. They roll pretty well and are reasonably priced. No flats in maybe 2k miles?

Probably a good option.
10-27-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,055
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I have about 4k on this chain since last year and...

I have about 4k on this chain since last year and am long overdue. Hopefully I didn't screw anything up. New one will be here tomorrow.

I d been cleaning and lubing it and didn't think I had that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,267
Posted By Mista Sparkle

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From my 4th of July Ride, Near Plano, IL over the Fox River.
07-01-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,552
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I haven't done any touring, but I have done...

I haven't done any touring, but I have done several longish rides ~40 miles towing my son in a trailer(burley bee) on both a race-ish road bike and a mountain bike. 40 miles with an extra 50 lbs on...
06-29-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Yeah, pretty much a bad idea...

Yeah, pretty much a bad idea see:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect

That being said that requires a deterministic universe. If the universe is not deterministic, perhaps you can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,319
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I usually start off real easy, shooting for low...

I usually start off real easy, shooting for low zone 3, HR~145, to be honest, I don't think I could complete a Z2 ride, I just get too excited. Then I look down and see I'm at 165, then I slow back...
06-22-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,254
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I would just like to say that as someone from...

I would just like to say that as someone from Illinois who has never gone up anything more than a short bump at more than a couple %, this thread is making me very uncomfortable. I'm used to 10' a...
06-14-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Repainting a 68 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe, might as well add some braze-ons...

So I recently picked up a Schwinn Twinn Deluxe as I though it would be a fun way to haul my kids around the neighborhood. I figured it would take a little work, but perhaps I got a bit carried away....
05-28-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I like Katsup's suggestions. Something like that...

I like Katsup's suggestions. Something like that looks like it checks all the boxes.
05-21-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Yeah, not that the marlin is a bad bike it's...

Yeah, not that the marlin is a bad bike it's pretty good for what it is, It's just if you know you want a mountain bike there are better bikes, and most people on the fence about riding off the...
05-20-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Hi Terry, Welcome to the forum! I can't...

Hi Terry, Welcome to the forum!

I can't thoroughly answer your question as I haven't managed to spend much time on rougher trails, but I do have a Marlin 5. I spend most of my time on a road bike....
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mista Sparkle

12km is a nice distance. The nice thing about...

12km is a nice distance. The nice thing about commuting is its generally nicer in the morning and by the time you get to work you are only halfway through your riding day. You might be a bit tired...
05-07-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Since the cable is broken/ jammed do you need to...

Since the cable is broken/ jammed do you need to gently tug in it to get it to move in the right direction. Maybe I did that.

I recall that when I finished it was one of those "that wasn't so...
05-07-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Same thing happened to me last fall. I cut the...

Same thing happened to me last fall. I cut the hanging bit off, pulled the hood back.

Then I looked at it a bit. :foo:
Maybe had a beer?

I seem to remember that it was a pain to index all...
05-07-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,969
Posted By Mista Sparkle

You aren't going that fast and don't have a lot...

You aren't going that fast and don't have a lot of hills. With you bike and likely the stock 30/39/50 chainring and 12-25 cassette, you should have a pretty nice configuration for day to day use with...
06-20-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,590
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I have a set, I ended up moving to gator skins as...

I have a set, I ended up moving to gator skins as I ended up with a lot of flats. Spent a lot of time committing on local bike trails so the was a fair amount of glass and other debris.

Ended up...
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