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03-13-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By c_m_shooter

Look into the fast drying fishing shirts at...

Look into the fast drying fishing shirts at sporting goods stores. I find the loose fit to be way better than tight jersey on hot days (9 months of the year in Tejas). I like the coolmax extra long...
03-12-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By c_m_shooter

Vegetable oil from the kitchen will do. When you...

Vegetable oil from the kitchen will do. When you come in from a ride put a little dollop on a paper towl, wrap around the chain and give the pedals a spin.
02-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By c_m_shooter

[QUOTE Hookworms are superbe for road/urban use,...

[QUOTE Hookworms are superbe for road/urban use, but I'd die trying them on singletrack...
good looking bike btw[/QUOTE]

You won't die, at least I haven't yet. Run a big knobby on the front and...
02-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By c_m_shooter

How long have you been riding? I thought the...

How long have you been riding? I thought the same thing when I started riding roads. I was strictly a mountain biker for years, so the saddle was never used to sit on, just more of a reference. I...
02-18-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By c_m_shooter

If your bars are near saddle height, get a Brooks...

If your bars are near saddle height, get a Brooks B17. The break in time is exagerated. A good half day ride in the rain will do it. You won't need padded shorts any more either.
02-18-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have had the Sony for a few years. It works...

I have had the Sony for a few years. It works ok, but mounts are more limited than the popular gopros. It tends to take wide shots, great for showing landscapes, not so great for detailed stills. ...
02-17-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,236
Posted By c_m_shooter

Good enough to do the prescribed task reliably. ...

Good enough to do the prescribed task reliably. Commuters will get you to work, tourers will get you across the country, sporty bikes will let you mix it up with faster riders. Even mountain bike...
02-17-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,236
Posted By c_m_shooter

Once you get into bikes in the $1k range, they...

Once you get into bikes in the $1k range, they are all good enough. It is all about the motor and perceived advantages in the mind commanding the motor.
02-17-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,268
Posted By c_m_shooter

At that price I would recomend buying 3 Surly's.

At that price I would recomend buying 3 Surly's.
02-17-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By c_m_shooter

Safety 3rd.

Safety 3rd.
02-17-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By c_m_shooter

Leave it at home.

Leave it at home.
02-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By c_m_shooter

I would get the Giant. I hate flat black paint. ...

I would get the Giant. I hate flat black paint. Once you get it narrowed down to 2 or 3 bikes, pick the color you like best.
02-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By c_m_shooter

Salsa Fargo is my favorite. The Surly would work...

Salsa Fargo is my favorite. The Surly would work also, but I like the smooth ride of the big Maxxis Hookworms.
01-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,379
Posted By c_m_shooter

It will come back around. They even brought 650b...

It will come back around. They even brought 650b back from the dead to make 27.5" into the latest and greatest. It is all just marketing.
12-12-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,406
Posted By c_m_shooter

We rode drops and jumps before we had suspension....

We rode drops and jumps before we had suspension. You need to learn to ride, your full suspension rig has been babysitting you and keeping you out of trouble.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By c_m_shooter

My old obsolete Pugsley sounds like what you...

My old obsolete Pugsley sounds like what you need. I built it originally with the double walled downhill rims(no longer made). After realizing how heavy the are I drilled them. It has a Nuvinci...
12-12-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By c_m_shooter

Most important upgrades are to the contact...

Most important upgrades are to the contact points, not mechanical. Pedals, grips, bars and saddle make the most difference in your ride quality. Most of those are not something easily recomended...
12-12-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't bother with cycling gear. I wear...

Don't bother with cycling gear. I wear compression shorts under normal cargo shorts and poly button down "fishing" shirts from sporting stores. I find the loose fitting shirts way cooler in the...
11-19-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By c_m_shooter

Go to Moab, but plan on hiking mostly. Even the...

Go to Moab, but plan on hiking mostly. Even the "beginner" loop at slickrock is an intermediate loop. For a beginner ride, my wife loved riding Onion Creek road. You can ride the 2 track road up...
11-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By c_m_shooter

I just remove the presta cores and run some hot...

I just remove the presta cores and run some hot water over them. They clean up fine.
11-05-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,979
Posted By c_m_shooter

I prefered the roof mounted rack when I had one. ...

I prefered the roof mounted rack when I had one. Every hitch mounted rack I have owned has been ran into. Each time the other driver has fled before I could get a plate number. Seemed ironic that...
10-30-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,055
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get fatter tires and a shorter crankset.

Get fatter tires and a shorter crankset.
Forum: Texas
10-30-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,185
Posted By c_m_shooter

In town, not ever as long as I stay off a couple...

In town, not ever as long as I stay off a couple problem streets like Hulen. I actually live 35 miles northwest of town, and get honked at more on the country roads. I am refering to actual Fort...
10-30-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have had a Nuvinci on my Pugsley for a few...

I have had a Nuvinci on my Pugsley for a few years and like it. It is heavy, but so is the rest of the bike.
10-30-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By c_m_shooter

Ride what you can and walk the rest. This what...

Ride what you can and walk the rest. This what these bikes are for, get out there and explore.
10-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By c_m_shooter

Weight the rear wheel and smooth your pedaling. ...

Weight the rear wheel and smooth your pedaling. Spin, do not hammer.
10-16-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By c_m_shooter

It nver worked out for me as well as I hoped. 2...

It nver worked out for me as well as I hoped. 2 or 3 bikes is easier.
Forum: Texas
10-16-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,185
Posted By c_m_shooter

Fort Worth is easier to get around in by bike...

Fort Worth is easier to get around in by bike than by car. You can get from neighborhood to neighborhood on the paved and gravel trails along the quiet Trinity river.
Forum: Texas
10-01-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By c_m_shooter

Spider Mountain......

Spider Mountain......
10-01-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,857
Posted By c_m_shooter

You need a Salsa Fargo.

You need a Salsa Fargo.
10-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By c_m_shooter

Leave the rust, proofide the leather and ride it....

Leave the rust, proofide the leather and ride it. They last a long time for me even if totally neglected. I have replaced rails on crash damaged saddles and it was just a waste of effort. This...
09-26-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Bicycle-Extende...

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Bicycle-Extender-Handlebar/dp/B000FHBED0

This should get her handlebars up high enough. If that isn't going to work, Velo Orange has a couple city bike bars...
09-19-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,234
Posted By c_m_shooter

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

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I like my drop bars, and don't understand why anyone else wouldn't.
08-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have hunted a few times off my Pugsley. I had...

I have hunted a few times off my Pugsley. I had the best luck carrying my rifle wrapped in a sock on a verticle rack mounted to the rear rack. When packing out, the hams get wrapped and carry...
02-26-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By c_m_shooter

Moab is great, but may be a little rough for new...

Moab is great, but may be a little rough for new riders. The trails around Albequerque NM are epic also.
02-08-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,774
Posted By c_m_shooter

One of Grant Peterson's rules for happy biking...

One of Grant Peterson's rules for happy biking said something to the effect that if you have multiple bikes they should have different tire, handlebars, gearing, etc. But always ride your favorite...
02-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By c_m_shooter

I ride Hookworms on sandy horse trails that other...

I ride Hookworms on sandy horse trails that other mountain bikes refuse to ride, as well as most of the mountain bike trails in my area. If you have problems staying upright it is riding skills that...
02-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By c_m_shooter

I like Maxxis Hookworms, but they are pretty big....

I like Maxxis Hookworms, but they are pretty big. If your bike doesn't have that kind of clearance, I would look at something like Schwalbe Big Apples.
02-06-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By c_m_shooter

Brand doesn't matter, some with sealant is good...

Brand doesn't matter, some with sealant is good usually. If you are going to have the wheels off may as well install a new set of slick tires as well. Smooth tire will roll smoother and give a...
02-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are riding on the road and plan on rides...

If you are riding on the road and plan on rides longer than an hour, you are better off with a drop bar bike.. Look for one with a taller head tube like a lot of the gravel and comfort road bikes...
02-01-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By c_m_shooter

I tried a thudbuster and hated it. I have 2...

I tried a thudbuster and hated it. I have 2 Brooks Flyer saddles (sprung B17), and like them a lot.
Forum: Touring
02-01-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,127
Posted By c_m_shooter

A Porter rack up front lets you tie any bag you...

A Porter rack up front lets you tie any bag you want up there. I know "bikepackers" are against touring racks.
Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By c_m_shooter

Divide your load front to back if possible. Best...

Divide your load front to back if possible. Best case, I would choose a low rider front rack with small panniers and a large seat bag. If you can rig up a front handlebar bag combined with a seat...
01-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By c_m_shooter

Drop bars are the way to go. Get them up near...

Drop bars are the way to go. Get them up near saddle height if possible. I am your height and weight and ride a 54cm Soma Pescadero or an 18" Salsa Fargo. A good set of flat pedals is fine for hour...
06-15-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By c_m_shooter

Standard tubes work. I had a knard on the stock...

Standard tubes work. I had a knard on the stock front wheel on my Fargo for a year and it worked. I just had a rabbit hole built for it a couple weeks ago.
05-22-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By c_m_shooter

Grand Cru Chris's Rando Handlebar - Handlebars -...

Grand Cru Chris's Rando Handlebar - Handlebars - Components (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/grand-cru-rando-handlebar.html) Available in 42cm through 50 cm widths. I...
05-17-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By c_m_shooter

A mountain bike wheel with a Tomicog. No...

A mountain bike wheel with a Tomicog. No threaded hub to strip.
05-16-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't be scared. You will lose, most of us do. CX...

Don't be scared. You will lose, most of us do. CX is a blast, but a total ass kicking. I like the six hour mountain bike races, they are the only type I can place near the top in.
04-04-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sounds like the Cogburn would be perfect for you....

Sounds like the Cogburn would be perfect for you. If you want to save a few bucks, look for an older Pugsley with the double walled rims. They are just about bombproof but heavy. Most of the newer...
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