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12-16-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By trekkie820

My 14 year old Trek. First "real" mountain bike,...

My 14 year old Trek. First "real" mountain bike, now is my neighborhood, kid hauling, bike path/road and my backup singletrack bike. ...
12-16-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By trekkie820

probably not as strong as a traditional fixed...

probably not as strong as a traditional fixed gear hub although I am just guessing. I imagine the reason for Sturmey recommending against skidding has some to do with the cassette cog chewing up the...
12-16-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By trekkie820

Plenty of people. Usually gear/bike snobs at the...

Plenty of people. Usually gear/bike snobs at the shop I work at part time.
12-15-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By trekkie820

Fair enough! As long as you're enjoying it who...

Fair enough! As long as you're enjoying it who cares. I get **** for riding my singlespeed mountain bikes all the time
12-14-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By trekkie820

http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/s...

http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/s3x-silver

why not just get one of these?
12-13-18, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By trekkie820

true. Sound much better to just carry extra...

true. Sound much better to just carry extra cogs, a wrench, a chain whip and lockring tool and spend 30 minutes swapping cogs at the base of every hill
12-12-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By trekkie820

Maybe while youre at it carry a cluster of extra...

Maybe while youre at it carry a cluster of extra cogs for multiple ratios to swap out. Then maybe add some special device to derail the chain for you so you don't have to. Hell, since we are...
12-09-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,766
Posted By trekkie820

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My 2016 Cannondale Cujo 2 converted to single speed. Im running a 36x22...
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By trekkie820

ive taken my boys to our local KOA many times and...

ive taken my boys to our local KOA many times and its been great! They'll even deliver a fresh pizz to your campsite for 10 bucks
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By trekkie820

I was talking about GAP from Connellsville, then...

I was talking about GAP from Connellsville, then the train back but thanks for the offer! I should have mentioned part of my prep will also be doing a few s24o trips of 20 ish miles. The viaducts...
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By trekkie820

Thats actually a fantastic idea! Fits into my...

Thats actually a fantastic idea! Fits into my timeframe and fitness levels better for sure! Thus the value of coming on the forums. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By trekkie820

Thanks for the info. That schedule does look a...

Thanks for the info. That schedule does look a little more manageable. Looking at the profile is what attracted me to the trail, I like the idea of crossing an entire mountain range. I was...
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By trekkie820

Good point on the trail surface, I guess I was...

Good point on the trail surface, I guess I was assuming pavement. I have been on a single speed for a long time and I truly enjoy it. 4 kids is why I didn't want to commit a lot of time to it. If...
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By trekkie820

GAP Trail questions

I am in preliminary planning to do a ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland along the GAP trail during the summer of 2019. A couple things about me: Been riding for 16 years, I've never really done a...
08-27-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By trekkie820

Also a dinglespeed216322

Also a dinglespeed216322
08-27-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By trekkie820

if you're looking for something with some...

if you're looking for something with some versatility, the Marin Hamilton 29er is worth a look (I just got one). It is sold as an urban commuter, but it's a rigid steel 29er MTB frame, with a...
08-27-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By trekkie820

if it's a cassette rear hub, you won't need a new...

if it's a cassette rear hub, you won't need a new wheel. it is not much work at all, just take off the old derailleurs, shifters, cables. Then, you can shorten the chain, take one of your front...
08-06-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By trekkie820

I hate to dig up an old thread, but I had the...

I hate to dig up an old thread, but I had the same thing happen today with an S2 hub. Did sturmey ever help you out? Mine is on a marin hamilton 29er that's only 2 weeks old
08-06-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,134
Posted By trekkie820

the fork is going to be the biggest hang up: The...

the fork is going to be the biggest hang up: The old Rockhoppers sometimes have a 1" threaded fork/headset. A Rock Shox Judy is a 1 1/8" threadless fork/headset. A 1 1/8" fork won't fit a 1" head...
07-26-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By trekkie820

I just got the Hamilton 29er, with 2 speed...

I just got the Hamilton 29er, with 2 speed kickback hub. The extra gear is really nice to cruise at higher speed, and the 29er mountain bike setup is really rugged for riding anything. And the...
03-10-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
Posted By trekkie820

I used to do a lot of aggressive inline skating...

I used to do a lot of aggressive inline skating in high school (~10 years ago). I was pretty good for a while and considered trying it again, but the idea of 26 year old me hanging around the skate...
03-10-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,562
Posted By trekkie820

I was smoking a pack and a half a day for 5...

I was smoking a pack and a half a day for 5 years. I decided to quit when I was 20. What worked for me was psyching my self up for weeks by thinking about how I was going to deal with cravings,...
03-10-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
Posted By trekkie820

Inline skating for cross training?

My wife and I are trying to have a baby, and two doctors have told me to stop riding until she is pregnant. It has to do with the parts you sit on, enough said.

I am thinking of taking up inline...
12-30-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By trekkie820

Hose the shifter out with some finish line speed...

Hose the shifter out with some finish line speed degreaser, ensure that the cables are all clean, not rusted or have their housings crimped somewhere. Make sure there is good cable tension, and that...
12-30-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By trekkie820

My guess is that you forgot the little spacer...

My guess is that you forgot the little spacer that goes between the cassette and the end of the cassette carrier. It is a thin ring of aluminum that keeps the chain away from the spokes, and without...
06-04-09, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By trekkie820

Your headset bearing is probably dry or damaged. ...

Your headset bearing is probably dry or damaged. Dry meaning there is no more grease. You would most likely need a new set of bearings freshly repacked with grease.
06-01-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By trekkie820

Probably need to put a spacer behind the cassette.

Probably need to put a spacer behind the cassette.
05-29-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
Posted By trekkie820

Race cars use nitrogen to limit the pressure...

Race cars use nitrogen to limit the pressure variation when the tire heats up and cools down. Bicycles do not even come close to requiring this, even the Tour bikes (whose tires do not really see...
05-18-09, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,318
Posted By trekkie820

Slick, thinner 26" tires. Usually a 1.5 slick...

Slick, thinner 26" tires. Usually a 1.5 slick with flat protection (Specialized Armadillo) works well for commuters. Get a rack and lights, don't spend a lot on a derailleur. A guy at the shop I...
05-14-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By trekkie820

Do you notice any performance issues? If not,...

Do you notice any performance issues? If not, leave it. The brake spring should be enough to return it. I run in line levers that have no spring, and they're fine.
05-12-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,112
Posted By trekkie820

Minimum wage to start, usually. I started at...

Minimum wage to start, usually. I started at 7.50, but now its 9.00 after about a year. Not much to live off of, but as a part time gig, its been good. The fun makes up for the lower pay.
05-11-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By trekkie820

I would not use the aluminum. They will corrode...

I would not use the aluminum. They will corrode together, making truing them impossible. I do not believe that there is any way to intall eyelets in a rim.
05-07-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By trekkie820

sounds like too much cable tension

sounds like too much cable tension
05-05-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,448
Posted By trekkie820

Mother-in-law doing burnouts on the ole Univega??...

Mother-in-law doing burnouts on the ole Univega?? You can use degreaser, kerosene solvent, or a sharp plastic scraper or a combo of all of he above. It sounds like they are dry rotted and on there...
05-04-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,776
Posted By trekkie820

The crown itself doesn't come off, but to put a...

The crown itself doesn't come off, but to put a the race on we would charge $20-30 depending on the difficulty level of removing the fork.
05-04-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,776
Posted By trekkie820

This made me laugh. I am sooo sick of polishing...

This made me laugh. I am sooo sick of polishing the Huffy turds that come into the shop I work at.
05-04-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,253
Posted By trekkie820

Is it a clickling sound, a rubbing sound, a...

Is it a clickling sound, a rubbing sound, a grinding sound or something else?
04-06-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By trekkie820

We charge $229.99. New ball bearings all around,...

We charge $229.99. New ball bearings all around, complete overhaul of all systems, cleaning of all parts in solvent, wax, and professional fit.
04-03-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By trekkie820

The pin goes facing out, pointed at the back of...

The pin goes facing out, pointed at the back of the crank arm.
03-31-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,320
Posted By trekkie820

maybe try lubing the chain. New parts needs some...

maybe try lubing the chain. New parts needs some time to break in and mesh.
03-23-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,532
Posted By trekkie820

There are screw extractors out there that you can...

There are screw extractors out there that you can chuck into a drill. Basically, it is a reverse threaded, tapered drill bit that digs into the metal of the screw and backs it out. How you would do...
03-17-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By trekkie820

Those are simply covers to keep the ends of the...

Those are simply covers to keep the ends of the bars from poking a hole in your leg if you fall. You can use wine corks, standard end plugs, and I'm sure that with a little ingenuity you could use...
03-16-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By trekkie820

You'll void the warranty, but I would say any...

You'll void the warranty, but I would say any kind of metal paint stripper would do it. Tape off areas you want to keep, and I would recommend a wax or clearcoat after its all said and done. I have...
03-16-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By trekkie820

Some people call that "moto style", because...

Some people call that "moto style", because motorcycles have the right lever controlling the front brake, and the left lever controlling the clutch. It isn't common, but it is a matter of preference.
03-13-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By trekkie820

First instinct for me would be freehub swap. ...

First instinct for me would be freehub swap. This will make replacing parts down the road so much easier. I think the main reason for the design above is to use a smaller tooth cog on the small...
03-12-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,941
Posted By trekkie820

First and best thing to upgrade would be wheels. ...

First and best thing to upgrade would be wheels. Stronger and lighter is key. But, for 200 bucks, I'm not sure if there is anything around that would suit that need.
03-11-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,112
Posted By trekkie820

Oh, and ,at lest where I'm at, it requires being...

Oh, and ,at lest where I'm at, it requires being okay with drinking on the clock
03-10-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,576
Posted By trekkie820

Can you see the cone lock nut? If so, grab ahold...

Can you see the cone lock nut? If so, grab ahold of that as you loosen the axle nut. The cone locknut should be the next one down the line. It should not effect the wheel function at all.
03-10-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By trekkie820

Try a 7 speed SRAM chain. At the shop I am at,...

Try a 7 speed SRAM chain. At the shop I am at, you can get one for about 14 bucks. It will last longer, and is not much more expensive
03-10-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,576
Posted By trekkie820

You can try leaning on the handlebars as you...

You can try leaning on the handlebars as you loosen the nut, as the added stress to the axle will help hold the axle in place. Once off, check the axle for being bent. Usually this is a symptom of...
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