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06-16-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By katsup

USPS first class, it will require your own...

USPS first class, it will require your own packaging.
06-14-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By katsup

Marin San Rafael 2...

Marin San Rafael 2 (https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2019-pavement-fitness-transit-dual-sport-san-rafael-ds2)
Trek Dual Sport 2...
06-13-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By katsup

Personally, I don't see a $1000 bike as being a...

Personally, I don't see a $1000 bike as being a "less expensive bike". Granted, it is cheaper than your FXS6, but it will still stand out at the bike rack compared to the others.

I'd suggest...
06-04-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By katsup

The OP stated that he wants more gears on both...

The OP stated that he wants more gears on both ends. A larger cassette would only give him more gears for climbing. A 2x would cover both of his wants.
05-31-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By katsup

Here are OakBehringer's photos (No full bike...

Here are OakBehringer's photos (No full bike photo though).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x858/1_326099ea632e1cf2a090f4373f5bcbc3f3cb6c52.jpeg...
05-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By katsup

Thanks fietsbob. I know that Salsa is apart of...

Thanks fietsbob. I know that Salsa is apart of QBP, just trying to judge whether I should buy and go through the trouble of building the wheels.

I am leaning toward no, at least not until...
05-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By katsup

Hub Upgrade - Salsa to XT

Hi,

I have been thinking about upgrading the stock Salsa hubs (I think Formula) on my Vaya to Deore XT (M8000) before we can no longer order Shimano parts from Europe. There is nothing wrong with...
05-26-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,193
Posted By katsup

Yes, a 27.0 post could be jammed in (it was when...

Yes, a 27.0 post could be jammed in (it was when I got it), but a 26.8 fit perfect....
05-24-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,193
Posted By katsup

My 92 tange stumpjumper had a 26.8 seatpost. It...

My 92 tange stumpjumper had a 26.8 seatpost. It was the purple DX model that year.
05-23-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,901
Posted By katsup

I've always wondered why the hate. I like the...

I've always wondered why the hate. I like the look as long as they are not oversized, faded, or broken.

In my opinion, compared to a helmet and lycra, a spoke protector is low on the dork scale.
05-23-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,901
Posted By katsup

I'm aware of that thread. I visited a...

I'm aware of that thread.

I visited a closing bike shop and asked about their dork disks. They gave me a box of various sizes that they removed over the years, so now all my bikes have them.
05-23-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,901
Posted By katsup

If only they made a piece of plastic or something...

If only they made a piece of plastic or something to help prevent this....
05-22-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,193
Posted By katsup

Another recent find (as purchased). ...

Another recent find (as purchased).
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05-21-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,193
Posted By katsup

And I thought I got a good deal. I paid 4 times...

And I thought I got a good deal. I paid 4 times as much for this 1990 a couple of months ago and the shifters need work.
...
05-21-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,527
Posted By katsup

I buy and sell on craigslist and I get...

I buy and sell on craigslist and I get negotiating before driving as I do the same if the bike is far. If a seller knows I am driving an hour, they have the upper hand in the negotiating. I did...
05-17-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By katsup

When mountain biking, I use a bear bell that has...

When mountain biking, I use a bear bell that has a magnet which is used as a silencer. I have been thanked a lot by hikers for having it.

As a hiker as well, I appreciate when a mountain biker...
05-16-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,213
Posted By katsup

Return it to Walmart?

Return it to Walmart?
Replies: 19
Views: 6,634
Posted By katsup

adlu in my market, that Marin would be a strong...

adlu in my market, that Marin would be a strong pass. Having to replace the rear wheel and handlebar at that price seems unreasonable.

What size do you ride? I'm guessing ~20" looking at that...
05-14-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By katsup

I have rebuilt a couple of the 7sp trigger...

I have rebuilt a couple of the 7sp trigger shifters (M095), just make sure you are good at taking things apart and putting them back together. If they are beyond repair, you often see them listed on...
05-14-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,254
Posted By katsup

Playing video games while biking was common...

Playing video games while biking was common during the Pokemon Go craze.
Replies: 19
Views: 6,634
Posted By katsup

You brought back alive 4 old treads about the...

You brought back alive 4 old treads about the Trek 970. Expand your search to the Trek 950, 930 and other upper end vintage mountain bikes like the stumpjumper. Look for Deore LX components or...
05-13-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By katsup

You are suppose to measure from the center so...

You are suppose to measure from the center so 21". A 23" will have have a longer head tube.
05-13-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By katsup

I believe that means the main triangle is...

I believe that means the main triangle is chromoly while the seat / chain stay are hi ten (rear triangle).

From the photo, the bike looks more like a 21". What is the measurement from the bottom...
04-28-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By katsup

I run modern mountain bikes tubeless mainly for...

I run modern mountain bikes tubeless mainly for the lower psi. I never bothered to convert my Vaya as I don't get enough flats to warrant it, it see 90% road anyway.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By katsup

I have a pair of Maxxis DTH 26x2.15 that I...

I have a pair of Maxxis DTH 26x2.15 that I originally bought for gravel riding. They got used for a few commutes when I scraped that project, but after a couple of weeks I got a puncture and put on...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,019
Posted By katsup

That is a 1990, the 1989 was blue - Trek Bike...

That is a 1990, the 1989 was blue - Trek Bike Models by Year and Color (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm)

Your 520 looks very nice and clean. I'm a big fan of my '90 as well.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By katsup

The Trek 9xx are great riders and make great city...

The Trek 9xx are great riders and make great city / cruiser bikes. Here is how my 950 is setup currently.
...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By katsup

i can't comment much on the difference of both...

i can't comment much on the difference of both bikes, and I don't tour, but both bikes are popular here and there are fans for each.

To me, you answered your own question with the Marrakesh...
04-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,243
Posted By katsup

You make the chain break sound exciting. When I...

You make the chain break sound exciting. When I broke one mountain biking, I just rolled to a stop. I didn't have the repair tool so just coasted down to the car. The quick link I had already...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By katsup

Which bike did you end up getting?

Which bike did you end up getting?
04-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By katsup

Some people just want to get rid of a bike as...

Some people just want to get rid of a bike as fast as they can.

Without seeing the whole ad, it's hard to tell. Even with the ad it can be difficult.
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By katsup

I have had similar thoughts about my 1990 520 and...

I have had similar thoughts about my 1990 520 and 2017 Vaya. It came down to where I live and ride. If in a rough area with lots of theft, or if I need money, I'd keep the less expensive 520,...
04-20-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By katsup

I wonder if this bike will become valuable in 20+...

I wonder if this bike will become valuable in 20+ years due to this story.
04-19-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By katsup

Jamis makes the Dragonslayer in a 26+ still if...

Jamis makes the Dragonslayer in a 26+ still if you want a suspension fork. https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/dragonslayer.html

Starting a tread and not including a photo of your bike...:innocent:
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By katsup

Buy both, resell the one you like the least for...

Buy both, resell the one you like the least for $100. The mongoose is cleaner, but I can't tell if the Trek's top tube is scratched or just dirty.

The shifters are different on each, and I can't...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By katsup

$75 is a good price for a clean working bike...

$75 is a good price for a clean working bike almost everywhere.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,089
Posted By katsup

This has been my commuter for the last couple of...

This has been my commuter for the last couple of months.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/trek_950_c3c9774dcfd5527815ee4040cd45659f544edbce.jpg
This bike has been...
04-18-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By katsup

I would suggest getting an older 26" mountain...

I would suggest getting an older 26" mountain bike as it will cost you about as much as a 650B wheelset, but then I read "space concerns"... Make space with hooks?
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,200
Posted By katsup

Ducks and Turtles (yesterday) ...

Ducks and Turtles (yesterday)
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04-18-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,251
Posted By katsup

One possible option is to start with a less...

One possible option is to start with a less expensive used bike and save your money for when you have a better idea of what type of bike you will enjoy. It is very unusual that someone finds the...
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By katsup

I have a pair of 26x2.0 marathons and also a pair...

I have a pair of 26x2.0 marathons and also a pair of the Maxis DTH tires mentioned. I have not toured on either, but the DTH have a very smooth and nice ride to them. The marathons feel heavy in...
04-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By katsup

Good job. I usually just use channel locks to...

Good job. I usually just use channel locks to remove those BB lock rings. I haven't had to remove a tight BB with a pin tool yet (have successfully done it with small pliers every time). However, I...
04-17-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,852
Posted By katsup

A lot of us carry an extra tube just in case of a...

A lot of us carry an extra tube just in case of a unrepairable tubeless failure.
04-16-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,819
Posted By katsup

Looks like a nice bike, but I wonder why would...

Looks like a nice bike, but I wonder why would they chose an alloy fork.

Edit: I really like the look of the Bombtrack Arise 2, but it's single speed. http://bombtrack.com/arise-2-blue-2/
04-14-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,347
Posted By katsup

This route ended up being blocked. ...

This route ended up being blocked.
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04-13-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By katsup

This made me curious so I checked my two bikes....

This made me curious so I checked my two bikes. The 1990 520 has threaded front mount while the 1990 790 does not.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By katsup

I use the old style Knog Oi as I like the low...

I use the old style Knog Oi as I like the low profile. It is not as loud as others, but seems to work 90% of the time (mostly used on the MUP). It won't get a car's attention.
04-10-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By katsup

In addition to a cheaper used bike, do you have...

In addition to a cheaper used bike, do you have any friends / family around the same height that will allow you to borrow a bike for awhile? Preferably not a department store bike. This is a good way...
04-09-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By katsup

My local MUP runs along the arroyo, I am a few...

My local MUP runs along the arroyo, I am a few blocks away and can take residential streets to get to it. However, I usually take 300ft of main road to connect to the other side which has newer...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,360
Posted By katsup

Personally, I'd use an Origin8 Pro Fit ATB stem...

Personally, I'd use an Origin8 Pro Fit ATB stem with 31.8 clamp to give you more bar options. This will raise the bars at the same time.

I prefer the Salsa Cowbell handlebar which is available in...
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