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10-18-19, 05:41 AM
10-18-19, 05:39 AM
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Posted By grubetown

eBay, Facebook marketplace/buy and sell groups,...

eBay, Facebook marketplace/buy and sell groups, etc.

Are you looking for nostalgia?
10-15-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By grubetown

I switched to flats for mountain biking about...

I switched to flats for mountain biking about four years ago and havenít looked back. If the technique is there, the two main arguments for not using flats, climbing and ďlosingĒ the pedals, become a...
10-10-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By grubetown

Since you are so new I think what you are hoping;...

Since you are so new I think what you are hoping;

Will come with more experience
Can be helped by riding with more experienced riders
could be improved by checking out this website - Ryan...
10-05-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,217
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Posted By grubetown

^ I usually think the gold of XX1 is too bling,...

^ I usually think the gold of XX1 is too bling, but with the black, white and red it looks great! Nice job HyBr1D
09-30-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By grubetown

IMHO - start with a decent hardtail. Almost all...

IMHO - start with a decent hardtail. Almost all entry level bikes from major brands can be had in the $800-1200 range at your local bike shop. Totally agree with the first poster that a proper fit...
09-30-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By grubetown

Are you looking to subscribe, read articles, ogle...

Are you looking to subscribe, read articles, ogle at pictures? Canít believe Iím saying this but almost everything can be found online quicker and with better coverage than most magazines.
09-27-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By grubetown

KS, Rock Shox and Fox are the brands I would...

KS, Rock Shox and Fox are the brands I would recommend to look at first. PNW if you are in North America and want a smaller brand.
Make sure you know your seat post diameter and how much room you...
09-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By grubetown

Did you skip the first part of my sentence? No...

Did you skip the first part of my sentence? No claim made.
09-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By grubetown

I never made an uninformed claim in my post and...

I never made an uninformed claim in my post and up until now the only thing you were doing in this thread is laughing at me.
09-23-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By grubetown

I'm glad my comedy derailed this thread for the...

I'm glad my comedy derailed this thread for the OP. Do you have any insight for the OP or were you just trolling?
09-23-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By grubetown

Thank you for assuming I'm a new rider and do not...

Thank you for assuming I'm a new rider and do not understand the English language. I'm not going to play the semantics game or assume things about you but I would like to see some proof of your...
09-23-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By grubetown

Do you feel differently?

Do you feel differently?
09-19-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By grubetown

Welcome! As already suggested 5 to 10 miles is...

Welcome! As already suggested 5 to 10 miles is probably too far on a dedicated mountain bike. However, I do it consistently in my local area and budget for new tires. Tires are available in different...
09-13-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By grubetown

I highly recommend spending the money to get a...

I highly recommend spending the money to get a proper fit with a certified fitter. It's worth it!
09-09-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By grubetown

Park Tools website is a great resource for DIY...

Park Tools website is a great resource for DIY maintenance.
09-02-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By grubetown

Giro DND - fashion and function! I wear them...

Giro DND - fashion and function! I wear them pretty much all year round on every ride.
07-27-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By grubetown

Derailleur might need some adjusting, derailleur...

Derailleur might need some adjusting, derailleur hanger alignment, could be many things unfortunately as its hard to diagnose a click over the internet :foo:
07-27-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,470
Posted By grubetown

Should also probably factor in new tires if they...

Should also probably factor in new tires if they have sat for almost 20 years.
07-27-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By grubetown

Click here (https://www.parktool.com) for Park...

Click here (https://www.parktool.com) for Park Tool repair site. This a wealth of info including videos and tools needed.

Sorry for your loss.
07-13-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,087
Posted By grubetown

Just calipers, rotors and wheels are going to be...

Just calipers, rotors and wheels are going to be 3x what you spent on the bike. IMHO - fix it up either tires/cable/adjustments and ride it.
07-10-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,867
Posted By grubetown

IMHO I would look at a full suspension trail bike...

IMHO I would look at a full suspension trail bike within the last 2-3 years. The technology and geometry of these newer bikes will suit your needs very well.
07-03-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By grubetown

Tires would be an easy swap. I wouldnít spend...

Tires would be an easy swap. I wouldnít spend money on the fork as his growing years are just starting and he will probably need a bigger bike a few times over the next while. I would save money for...
07-03-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By grubetown

I donít know where you are researching or who...

I donít know where you are researching or who suggested this change, but IMHO freewheel vs cassette wonít impact your bent axles. There are probably other reasons this is happening.
07-03-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By grubetown

You have to get a rear hub that will accept a...

You have to get a rear hub that will accept a cassette.
05-07-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By grubetown

https://www.rei.com/product/761655/truvativ-stylo-...

https://www.rei.com/product/761655/truvativ-stylo-33-all-mountain-gxp-crankset
05-05-19, 04:35 PM
05-05-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By grubetown

:foo:

:foo:
05-01-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By grubetown

Which tubeless tires have a built in tube? IMHO...

Which tubeless tires have a built in tube? IMHO this is a try at your own risk venture.
04-30-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By grubetown

Did the LBS not know the differences? I always...

Did the LBS not know the differences? I always encourage to buy as much bike as you can afford.
04-29-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,770
Posted By grubetown

Any reason not to get full suspension?

Any reason not to get full suspension?
04-28-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,630
Posted By grubetown

I think for 26 you will have to go used. Why 26?

I think for 26 you will have to go used. Why 26?
04-21-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By grubetown

Set up the suspension. Bed in the brakes. Use the...

Set up the suspension. Bed in the brakes. Use the dropper.
04-20-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By grubetown

Since you have already put some money into this...

Since you have already put some money into this bike, brakes aren't a huge investment. I would go that route.
04-14-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By grubetown

1. Trail bike 2. LBS, Youtube, MTBR and Pinkbike

1. Trail bike
2. LBS, Youtube, MTBR and Pinkbike
04-14-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By grubetown

Welcome and good entry level bike Flats!...

Welcome and good entry level bike

Flats! Ryan Leech 12 Ride Flat pedal challenge (https://learn.ryanleech.com/the-flat-pedal-challenge)
04-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By grubetown

:beer:

:beer:
04-01-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By grubetown

Are you going to ride and enjoy the bike?...

Are you going to ride and enjoy the bike? Anything we say is fairly subjective. I would have your LBS check it over and then get out and ride.
03-31-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By grubetown

Over thinking

Over thinking
03-31-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By grubetown

Wow, great looking bike. Is that an Easton ring?

Wow, great looking bike. Is that an Easton ring?
03-15-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By grubetown

Make sure the tires are tubeless also. Some have ...

Make sure the tires are tubeless also. Some have luck with non tubeless tires but you will probably need more sealant if your tires arenít tubeless designed.

For sure you need rim tape, sealant...
02-25-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By grubetown

Avid FR5 levers and Deore v brakes. I would run...

Avid FR5 levers and Deore v brakes. I would run full housing and new cables also. Good luck!
02-18-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By grubetown

You need to know the seatpost diameter.

You need to know the seatpost diameter.
02-09-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By grubetown

Did you search the Specialized website?

Did you search the Specialized website?
02-03-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By grubetown

#26aintdead...

#26aintdead (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=26aintdead)
01-23-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By grubetown

There probably wonít be an official info...

There probably wonít be an official info anywhere. This is a department store bike. Looks like a one piece crank so the smaller pedal spindle size. IMHO - Donít put too much money or time into it.
01-09-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By grubetown

Lefty loosey?

Lefty loosey?
12-31-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,647
Posted By grubetown

All the OP questions are answered by suggesting...

All the OP questions are answered by suggesting Wahoo.
12-30-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,647
Posted By grubetown

+1 for Wahoo

+1 for Wahoo
12-27-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By grubetown

Full suspension wonít be very fun on 20-60 mile...

Full suspension wonít be very fun on 20-60 mile gravel rides. I would keep your hard tail for those.
Head to your LBS and look at some full suspension there and see what they recommend. You should...
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