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Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,039
Posted By Menel

I love Osprey packs for hiking and mtbing... I...

I love Osprey packs for hiking and mtbing...
I tried the Radial 34 for commuting, the S/M. And still my back of head/helmet would run into the pack. I'm still looking for a good alternative.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,039
Posted By Menel

My 2010 or 11 era Lynskey small is properly...

My 2010 or 11 era Lynskey small is properly light. In the past decade carbon and even aluminum offerings have leap frogged it, but its a 10year old bike at this point. Still very fun and feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,863
Posted By Menel

I got mine about 9 years ago, I must have been...

I got mine about 9 years ago, I must have been 27. My wife has a carbon bike from the same timeframe... they look very different. My Lynskey still looks new... the paint on hers... not so much.

Ti...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,659
Posted By Menel

They work great, a little tight struggle to...

They work great, a little tight struggle to mount. But inflated like a charm and ride great.

I put 2500miles or so on the Yksion Pro tires that came with the Kysrium Pro UST set. Really impressed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,540
Posted By Menel

Guess I'm an outlier. Bought mine 8 years ago at...

Guess I'm an outlier. Bought mine 8 years ago at age 28. Its done good keeping the N+1 itch off. Weight is good, as is performance, never oxidized, still looks great. *shrug*.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,913
Posted By Menel

I've got 800-1000 miles on them. Bike needed a...

I've got 800-1000 miles on them. Bike needed a new wheelset, GP4000 rider previously.

The newer 2017 Yksion UST are different from old, reportedly using a new ElevenStorm compound by Hutchison.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 267,120
Posted By Menel

Threadless steerer, TIG welded. Modern.

Threadless steerer, TIG welded. Modern.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,098
Posted By Menel

Get both. Everyone needs a backup bike. YOLO!

Get both. Everyone needs a backup bike.

YOLO!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 267,120
Posted By Menel

Newish *****Tonk ...

Newish *****Tonk

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZVwlLJoGj5Y/Vw5TPHPg5qI/AAAAAAAATQs/a-okFHUuYRMzWj5l07bHNaWbb0RjxSeXACCo/s800/IMG_3424.JPG
03-22-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Menel

Stopped taking wheels off ages ago. Tray carriers...

Stopped taking wheels off ages ago. Tray carriers are universal fit for different qr, thruaxle, spacings, tire widths.
Just set bike on and clamp down on tire.

Hitch mount. Yakima holdup, Thule...
12-18-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,135
Posted By Menel

Until you ride in the rain, and the touchscreen...

Until you ride in the rain, and the touchscreen doesn't work.
11-04-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Menel

The tubes are engineered to be thin, they are...

The tubes are engineered to be thin, they are advertised as such. Butted tubes. To reduce weight... It doesn't seem thin, it is thin, your buddy bought it for that reason...
09-18-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,918
Posted By Menel

Norco 'what?' 9.2 Storm? Charger? Revolver? All...

Norco 'what?' 9.2
Storm? Charger? Revolver? All different bikes.

Probably all much higher spec than the Marlin which is a bargin bin Trek.
09-09-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By Menel

Look at Marin Very pleased with my NailTrail....

Look at Marin
Very pleased with my NailTrail. Look at NailTrail and IndianFire. Good drivetrain, aluminum, triple butted and formed tubes. Stiff and light.
Has normal english threaded BB.
09-08-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Menel

Looks like the decal stripes are cracking. My...

Looks like the decal stripes are cracking.
My wife's Spec. Ruby did this. Has started looking terrible.
08-24-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Menel

There are just 'bike shorts'. There is no such as...

There are just 'bike shorts'. There is no such as road specific shorts.
08-13-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By Menel

As with all things... It all depends on many...

As with all things... It all depends on many variables.

If you are maintaining all your chainrings. With extended b screw. Shifting to the 40/42t shouldn't be a problem from the lower chainrings....
08-13-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By Menel

36tooth is normal capacity for an XT...

36tooth is normal capacity for an XT derailleur...
I have the wolftooth 42 and their extra long b screw, and it shifts every cog great.
08-12-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By Menel

That's a really great spec bike. Got my wife...

That's a really great spec bike.
Got my wife the 27.5 version of that spec. Butted frame, modern tapered headtube, soliid (though heavy) oil damped coil fork, solid drivetrain. If weight is your...
08-12-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By Menel

Craigslist, closeout bikes. Happy with my Marin. ...

Craigslist, closeout bikes. Happy with my Marin.
Got a last years closeout hardtail with slx/xt/reba for a grand. 24.xlb with pedals. I got no complaints.
08-06-15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Menel

You basically need to figure out what you want....

You basically need to figure out what you want. Hard tail (that budget is too big, really), or full suspension.

I'll assume full suspension.

Pull up your local craigslist and goto town. I...
08-05-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Menel

Pedals is a huge can of worms. Is as much...

Pedals is a huge can of worms. Is as much personal choice as practical.

I personally can't imagine riding without locking into clipless. Shimano SPD platform is reliable and secure, M520. I...
08-05-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Menel

Wheels should be plenty strong. They don't likely...

Wheels should be plenty strong. They don't likely try to engineer in any weight savings.

Just take to a shop and get them trued.

It's probably fine. It probably either wasn't true from the...
07-28-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Menel

Drive the bscrew in, might be able to get it to...

Drive the bscrew in, might be able to get it to work.
Can definitely get it to work with an extended b screw. Wolftooth and OneUp have lots of guides.
07-22-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,766
Posted By Menel

because of this: He asks for advice,...

because of this:



He asks for advice, we supply it, being honest. He of course doesn't have to take our advice.
07-22-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By Menel

You can buy the parts, linked above, for $53 and...

You can buy the parts, linked above, for $53 and hope you can make it work and fix it.

Or spend $99 and get an entirely new fork. More modern. Coilspring based rather than elastomer.

for 26'...
07-21-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,766
Posted By Menel

That's fine, but you still have a heavy, bouncy...

That's fine, but you still have a heavy, bouncy suspension robbing you of efficiency. Even if you have a lockout, its still heavy.

And you're paying extra to replace perfectly fine tires. When you...
07-20-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,766
Posted By Menel

"What should i buy for city riding?" Neither...

"What should i buy for city riding?"
Neither bike. Find something without suspension, and without knobby tires.
07-20-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,111
Posted By Menel

Not much difference between the two. Flip a coin,...

Not much difference between the two. Flip a coin, go with the color you like, or the bike shop that is the friendliest.
07-17-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By Menel

To fix the tension, so you don't have to ogre...

To fix the tension, so you don't have to ogre it... Refer to step 6
http://www.bike-manual.com/brands/trek/om/assets/pdfs/09sram_maxle_cengdfjnp.pdf
07-16-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,502
Posted By Menel

Road/pavement/MUP path commuting and mtb trails...

Road/pavement/MUP path commuting and mtb trails are entirely different things. To have one that can do both, means its mediocre and not purpose designed for either.

Pavement/commuting. Sounds like...
07-14-15, 05:57 AM
06-30-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By Menel

Oh hey!

Oh hey!
06-26-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Menel

XT Trail are ment for momentary use, when you...

XT Trail are ment for momentary use, when you miss a lock in, and to help with glancing blows over rocks...

545 vs 647, I dunno. Don't look much different other than materials.
06-18-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By Menel

Looks ok. I vote you finish it up, then dive...

Looks ok.

I vote you finish it up, then dive into your local singletrack. It's a sign. You might get hooked ;)
06-17-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Menel

We'd need specific years. Maybe some photos to...

We'd need specific years. Maybe some photos to date them. The google I found, is they don't have modern threadless headtubes. Look like 7 speed, which makes rear hub dated. Meaning no upgradeability....
06-16-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Menel

And you probably get lifetime warranty tuneups....

And you probably get lifetime warranty tuneups. Which can be a boon to keep it shifting good until you figure out bike maintenance on your own.
06-11-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Menel

Suntour is generally low end. Some question it's...

Suntour is generally low end. Some question it's reliability and safety on singletrack.

Coil forks are heavier. The coil spring is tuned to a riders weight. If you are an average 70-75kg you are...
06-11-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Menel

email, starts this weekend.

email, starts this weekend.
06-11-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Menel

e.g. GT Backwoods Expert Mountain Bike - 2015...

e.g.
GT Backwoods Expert Mountain Bike - 2015 Performance Exclusive (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1159665_-1_400308__400308)
$900 (this weekend get $270 back as store...
06-11-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Menel

Yes I am familiar. You ask about two...

Yes I am familiar.

You ask about two entirely different kind of terrain.

Paved surface, a rigid fork with smooth efficient low rolling resistance tires is best.

For singletrack rooty trails,...
06-11-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Menel

PerformanceBike having triple points weekend....

PerformanceBike having triple points weekend. Some killer deals. 30% back in store credit on a bike goes a long way toward pedals/helmet/clothes.

The make of the frame doesn't matter much, it's...
06-10-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Menel

"Designed with Mega9 compatibility for narrow...

"Designed with Mega9 compatibility for narrow 9-speed chains"
You have a wider 7speed chain, possible issue.

Sheldon says 7-10 speed FD all compatible
All About Front Derailers...
06-08-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By Menel

Stay away from the Marlin with the M3030 fork....

Stay away from the Marlin with the M3030 fork. Would almost be better to go rigid at that point. Next step up has an XCT fork like the Scott and Spec.

At that point, there isn't much difference in...
06-04-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Menel

This is a good point. One of those velcro cable...

This is a good point.
One of those velcro cable ties would probably be perfect.
06-03-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Menel

That's a full suspension mountain bike... You...

That's a full suspension mountain bike...
You might be in the wrong subforum.
06-01-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Menel

I work hard for my money. I shop Amazon,...

I work hard for my money. I shop Amazon, ProBikeKit, Performance specials hard for parts. Shimano parts often have deep discounts online. Do a lot of my own labor. It's not all about the money...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,430
Posted By Menel

It seems to make some guys feel more manly. Black...

It seems to make some guys feel more manly. Black on black, murdered out. You see it in ghetto culture also, tinted windows, etc.

Black on black just seems dull and boring to me. *shrug*.
05-29-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Menel

Depends on how the manufacturer constructed it,...

Depends on how the manufacturer constructed it, and their overhead, and their desired profit margin.
05-22-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Menel

What the hell is www.apse.com.tw.blah blah blah...

What the hell is www.apse.com.tw.blah blah blah and how the hell was the OP supposed to know to google for that mess?
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