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02-03-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,394
Posted By Troggie

If you are not set on anything I know State...

If you are not set on anything I know State Bicycle is looking to adda 29er to their mix sometime in the next couple months they currently only have a Fat Tire bike with the slanted top tube. A good...
01-11-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Troggie

Thanks you all. I haven't had any chance to ride...

Thanks you all. I haven't had any chance to ride or work out after fighting a nasty illness. Getting back to it today after work.

I will look into getting a new freewheel with an 18 or maybe even...
12-27-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Troggie

15 to 16 miles one way, twice a day. Current...

15 to 16 miles one way, twice a day. Current gearing is 48/16 so I may get a larger tooth could for the rear and see how that is.
12-27-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Troggie

My route is fairly flat except for one area that...

My route is fairly flat except for one area that is a gully. The bike came with 48/16 for the gearing and it isn't too bad with slower rides around the development I live it ( between 8 to 10 miles...
12-27-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Troggie

Just test road one of these at my local shop. The...

Just test road one of these at my local shop. The ride was very different from anything else. Pillowy is how i would describe it, I was riding on pavement though and nothing too rough but the speed...
12-26-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Troggie

Advise for someone new to Single Speeds/Fixed Gear?

I recently sold my mountain bike ( it was the wrong size ) and instead of getting another one, ended up getting a single speed road bike. I am wondering if there is any advise, besides ride, ride,...
12-26-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Troggie

Any advise for a Clyde on a Single Speed

I recently sold my mountain bike ( it was the wrong size ) and instead of getting another one, ended up getting a single speed road bike. I am wondering if there is any advise, besides ride, ride,...
12-26-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,138
Posted By Troggie

Sigma wired bike computer and a cateye wireless...

Sigma wired bike computer and a cateye wireless computer.. the wireless one is going back as it takes 15 minutes before each ride to re-sync to my phone to get any actual data.. Also got some Under...
12-26-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,848
Posted By Troggie

I ended up with some Under Armour Cold Gear for...

I ended up with some Under Armour Cold Gear for my early morning rides and also 2 different cycling computers. Sigma wired and Cateye wireless.. the Cateye is going back because it takes me 10 to 15...
12-19-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By Troggie

Just bought my first single speed/fixie from...

Just bought my first single speed/fixie from State Bicycle. The 4130 Core line is a nice place to start and the right now is 100 bucks off from their website. I think they have a shop that sells...
11-19-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Troggie

Thanks.. will have to do further research to see...

Thanks.. will have to do further research to see what frame to use now.
11-16-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Troggie

Internal Geared Hubs and Clydes?

I am looking to build up a commuter/cross bike and was wondering if any Clydes have used Internal Gear Hubs like the Shimano Alfine or SRAM G8. Does the weight of the rider come into play with them...
08-16-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Troggie

I was using a 2x10 Deore M615 Group set (24/36...

I was using a 2x10 Deore M615 Group set (24/36 front chainrings). I just changed it out after stripping the crank arms to a RaceFace Ride XC Crankset with a 32T chainring and have not seen any major...
08-12-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Troggie

Yeah I got a light off Ebay that gives off a lot...

Yeah I got a light off Ebay that gives off a lot of light.. I have to ride early in the desert when it is below 100.. average temps lately have been 85+ though this morning it was only 80 due to the...
08-12-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,391
Posted By Troggie

Go to your local shop and ride both.. see which...

Go to your local shop and ride both.. see which one feels better to you. I loved my HardRock but went to a 29er.
08-11-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Troggie

Back on after a couple months off the bike

Had some medical issues that kept me off my bike for a couple months.. finally getting back on and now I wake up before my alarm goes off at 4am to ride before work. I can't believe how much I missed...
08-11-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By Troggie

Fellow Clyde here.. 280 6'1' as well. ...

Fellow Clyde here.. 280 6'1' as well.

Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_578148_-1___204686)

I picked up the...
08-11-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By Troggie

Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er Mountain Bike -...

Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_578148_-1___204686)

This is the bike I have been riding for the last 6 months....
06-01-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Troggie

I like the fiveten brand of shoes.. you can get a...

I like the fiveten brand of shoes.. you can get a pair for 130.. sometimes in their clearance area you can get them for even cheaper but it can be hard to find size 14 in there.

Five Ten |...
05-30-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Troggie

Check out Fiveten.com as well.. I have a pair of...

Check out Fiveten.com as well.. I have a pair of their hiking boots and have been looking at their SPD shoes as well. they have some in their clearance area for $50.00 or $60.00 that come in 14s or...
05-19-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,797
Posted By Troggie

We may cross paths.. I ride through Gilbert a lot...

We may cross paths.. I ride through Gilbert a lot as well, mainly the south east area by QC & San Tan Valley.. I also ride 10 to 12 mph for the most part as I like to ride longer rather than faster.
05-17-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,797
Posted By Troggie

I fall into the other category with...

I fall into the other category with adventurer/have fun riding being the main points of my ride. They are for fitness but I alternate between road and XC riding on my bike and like to explore new...
05-17-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Troggie

168mm or bigger?

I was just sized for a saddle at 2 different LBS and both told me I needed a 168mm saddle. I picked up a serfas RX saddle in 170 but have had issues with it. The only saddle I can find in 168 is the...
05-09-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,228
Posted By Troggie

450326 Diamondback Overdrive Comp. Love riding it...

450326 Diamondback Overdrive Comp. Love riding it even on the rocky trails.
05-09-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,163
Posted By Troggie

If you can swing it try Diamondback Overdrive...

If you can swing it try Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_578148_-1___204686) this is the Overdrive Comp and if you...
05-04-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,450
Posted By Troggie

The trails in Western Michigan have definitely...

The trails in Western Michigan have definitely been expanding over the last few years. Having ridden them up until I left MI I would say go with something like the Specialized Cross Trail hybrid or...
05-01-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 10,193
Posted By Troggie

4/20 4.4 miles 4/24 5.7 miles 4/25 14.9 miles...

4/20 4.4 miles
4/24 5.7 miles
4/25 14.9 miles
4/26 4.4 miles mountain trails
4/28 5.2 miles
4/30 10.8 miles

total 155 miles With the heat getting up there the miles started to slack.. but...
04-27-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,515
Posted By Troggie

Parks & Recreation - Maricopa County...

Parks & Recreation - Maricopa County (http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/)

All the parks have different level of hiking/biking trails. I normally ride and hike in San Tan Regional Park and Usery...
04-27-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,094
Posted By Troggie

The problem is that even if they open more...

The problem is that even if they open more factories in Detroit the workers would still need to ride their bikes to work as they probably wouldn't be able to afford the car.. or if they can then they...
04-27-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,160
Posted By Troggie

Where are you going to ride it? That may also...

Where are you going to ride it? That may also sway some on what bike to use. I ride some nice trails but nothing extremely technical. I picked my bike off of feel and then talking to the locals that...
04-26-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Troggie

Picked it up on Nashbar.com.. Diamondback...

Picked it up on Nashbar.com.. Diamondback Overdrive Comp
04-26-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Troggie

All very true.. went to a local Mountain Biking...

All very true.. went to a local Mountain Biking 101 class today and did 4 miles of trails.. ran of the path a few times in to cacti and scrub brush ( thank you tire liners for doing your job ). I...
04-26-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Troggie

Well the class was today.. and one of the riders...

Well the class was today.. and one of the riders that was helping out had lost over 60lbs in the last year. It was definitely a different type of riding. Only went 4 miles but I was worn out more...
04-26-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,744
Posted By Troggie

Luckily I have not had Valley Fever.. though my...

Luckily I have not had Valley Fever.. though my wife worries about it. There is a lot of dust control in the area I live currently due to all the construction so don't have to worry as much about it.
04-25-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,833
Posted By Troggie

Just went to a basic maintenance class held by a...

Just went to a basic maintenance class held by a LBS this week. The head service tech said that they use Simple Green on their own bike when they are low on cash but normally use the Park degreaser....
04-25-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Troggie

Thanks.. they have 2 weekly rides one at night...

Thanks.. they have 2 weekly rides one at night during the week and one during the day on the weekend. Hoping to get in more riding out there to change things up.
04-25-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Troggie

MTB Trail Clyde issues??

Not sure if this belongs here or in the mountain biking area.

I am taking a beginner mountain biking class tomorrow and just wondering other than the normal ( Water, extra tube, helmet) that the...
04-25-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,744
Posted By Troggie

It is never too windy.. sure it may take longer...

It is never too windy.. sure it may take longer but here in the desert the wind right now normally helps cool me off after a long ride.
04-25-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Troggie

I have an old Specialized that I started riding...

I have an old Specialized that I started riding that is a 26" bike. It cost me 50 bucks and I enjoy riding it as more of a commuter than an actual MTB. I picked up a new 29er for a really good deal...
04-25-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By Troggie

447311I made one out of Galvanized plumbing pipe...

447311I made one out of Galvanized plumbing pipe for about 20 bucks that attached to my work bench. A good site to find info on them is www.Instructables.com (http://www.Instructables.com).
04-22-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Troggie

Yeah that thought has crossed my mind as well....

Yeah that thought has crossed my mind as well. With starting to do more trail rides with Cactus and large sharp stones I may end up going both routes.. get the grips for my slow rolls with the family...
04-21-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Troggie

Thanks for the link Chris.. I have been looking...

Thanks for the link Chris.. I have been looking for XXL gloves but haven't found any locally.. and haven't been impressed with the ones on ebay.. hadn't looked on Amazon yet. I did go and check out...
04-21-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By Troggie

I just picked up a Diamondback Overdrive Comp...

I just picked up a Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er from Nashbar.com for a little over 600 due to shipping when they had a 20% off sale. They have an Overdrive Sport as well. You can normally test...
04-21-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Troggie

Grips or Gloves

I recently picked up a new bike (Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er) the grips are a brutal diamond/hatch pattern. I have Mechanixwear gloves that are ok but with the heat here in AZ I am looking for...
04-21-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 10,193
Posted By Troggie

4/14 6.3 miles 4/15 7.1 miles 4/16 4.2...

4/14 6.3 miles
4/15 7.1 miles
4/16 4.2 miles
4/17 7.8 miles
4/19 23.3 miles
48.9 for the week

Total 109.6
04-13-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 10,193
Posted By Troggie

4/7 8.4 miles 4/9 1.1 mile ( popped tire ) ...

4/7 8.4 miles
4/9 1.1 mile ( popped tire )
4/11 3.3 miles
4/12 23.4 miles

Total 60.7
04-09-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By Troggie

I only have a mountain bike, and just purchased a...

I only have a mountain bike, and just purchased a new one. My current one is really only run on the road now as I am just getting into mountain biking/trail riding. Yes they are a little heavier but...
04-08-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By Troggie

Thank you everyone. All the information is...

Thank you everyone. All the information is definitely helpful in trying to tailor a plan for the summers here in AZ.. My first goal of having fun while riding seems to be easy to obtain even when the...
04-07-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By Troggie

Thanks Trojan. My goal is to ride 32 miles a day...

Thanks Trojan. My goal is to ride 32 miles a day due to commuting to work so 16 miles one way with a 9 hour+ work day the 16 miles home.

I currently average 11mph so probably around 60 to 70 rpm...
04-07-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By Troggie

Cadence or distance ?

I have been averaging 35 miles a week the last month. I am looking to increase my distance , especially on my weekend rides, so should I try to increase the distance during the week to get ready for...
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