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Forum: Fatbikes
04-07-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 122,292
Posted By Bike Lover

Thanks for the input. That's what I was looking...

Thanks for the input. That's what I was looking for. It looks like from the surely website I need to stick with over 3inch tires for my wheel width. I did like panaracers a few years ago when I...
Forum: Jokes & Humor
04-02-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,157
Posted By Bike Lover

Why did the blonde get fired from the M&M...

Why did the blonde get fired from the M&M factory?

They kept throwing out all the W's.
04-02-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bike Lover

Put the seats down, open the trunk, remove the...

Put the seats down, open the trunk, remove the front wheel, insert bike.

If I take the wife's minivan, open rear hatch, throw in vehicle.
04-02-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Bike Lover

This. When it's really hot and muggy out I look...

This. When it's really hot and muggy out I look like a sausage, not a good sausage as I'm 45 and around 15 lbs overweight, but I'm comfortable as I can be for the conditions. When I'm out on the...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-02-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,785
Posted By Bike Lover

Interesting. The original post asks about...

Interesting. The original post asks about utility. Unless you are commuting or using the bike to haul stuff, are any bikes really about utility? I suspect most bikes are used for fun,...
04-02-16, 07:40 PM
Forum: Fatbikes
04-02-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 122,292
Posted By Bike Lover

I just picked up an SE F@r with the 2x10...

I just picked up an SE F@r with the 2x10 driveline, which I am digging, and 4.7 Vee Rubber Bulldozer tires and 93mm wide rims. Since summer is coming up, does it make sense to swap the tires out...
10-08-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,459
Posted By Bike Lover

pros: better muscle development cons:...

pros: better muscle development


cons: need a large supply of advil/alive to get through the night
10-08-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Bike Lover

my first thought was fear that someone well...

my first thought was fear that someone well intentioned but didn't know what they were doing was trying to 'help' the trail. Like others have said, volunteer for a trail day and lean what belongs...
10-05-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bike Lover

it definitely develops good will to the cyclist...

it definitely develops good will to the cyclist in need. The "good" shops around here have no problems with helping out. Some will rent stand space and let you use any tool @ the time that they...
10-05-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Bike Lover

I'm lucky to get my wife to ride around the...

I'm lucky to get my wife to ride around the block. Or, maybe I am lucky, as I have an excuse to get away for a while...
10-05-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,456
Posted By Bike Lover

I ride with a guy who fell on one of trails. He...

I ride with a guy who fell on one of trails. He ended up braking his leg. He recommends taking a whistle with you 'cause you can make noise for a longer time period and at a louder level when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,781
Posted By Bike Lover

You did an amazing track stand?

You did an amazing track stand?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Bike Lover

I've used the sticker patches before but I don't...

I've used the sticker patches before but I don't feel as comfortable on them as I do the full (vulcanizing) patches. Heck, I patched a hole in my mountain bike's tire sidewall with the vulcanization...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,723
Posted By Bike Lover

I've had mine for a few years now. I use an...

I've had mine for a few years now. I use an ankle one and I like the added reflectivity it gives. Anyway, I've noticed the letterin becoming harder to read. Does anyone else have this problem? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,629
Posted By Bike Lover

They used to before they were regulated by the...

They used to before they were regulated by the (US) government. They're not accurate or quick enough to pass the standards.

Basically, the actual circumference is the over all wheel and tire...
08-24-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Bike Lover

it depends on the trails. Around here, we have...

it depends on the trails. Around here, we have well worn trails, mostly, and the set-up people use here is a SB8 in back with something grippier in front, like a Karma. Before you decide to sell it...
08-24-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Bike Lover

IMBA is a great start. It has people you can...

IMBA is a great start. It has people you can talk to about how to build proper sustainable trails. In michigan, we also have the MI MBA that is very active and has people who have taken the classes...
08-24-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Bike Lover

so maltrodextrin is a complex sugar. It won't...

so maltrodextrin is a complex sugar. It won't help with recovery but will supply you with energy. Although it's a slower acting sugar than refined sugar so it is less likely to cause a sugar spike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bike Lover

I have a Redline Monocog 29er, Cannondale F700,...

I have a Redline Monocog 29er, Cannondale F700, Custom Quiring Ti mountain bike, and my Pedal Force (RS?) with Record. So 4 total. I had a Kestrel with DA that I never rode and sold this spring. ...
08-05-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Bike Lover

where you are I'd be surprised if muddy...

where you are I'd be surprised if muddy conditions are a big factor. Personally I never switched from my SPD styled pedals as it has become too much of an unnecessary cost. I'd either need to...
08-05-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By Bike Lover

I don't think they're fads. There are many...

I don't think they're fads. There are many people who have them and fervently support them. I personally like them but don't think they're the end-all-be-all. They definitely like to roll- over...
08-05-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By Bike Lover

Sheldon Brown's web site is another good one for...

Sheldon Brown's web site is another good one for all things cycling- tune ups to gear calculators.
08-05-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,952
Posted By Bike Lover

oh, and there's no replacement for trying the...

oh, and there's no replacement for trying the different bikes to figure out what you like. The fit calculators are nice to get an idea. Competitive cyclist is a good one. Keep in mind though, they...
08-05-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,952
Posted By Bike Lover

5'10" custom Quiring 29er in TI. C'dale F700...

5'10" custom Quiring 29er in TI.

C'dale F700 26er - I think 17.5 (med.)
Redline monocog flight 29er- med

just sold:
KHS Team (906?) FS in med. (17?)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,077
Posted By Bike Lover

Dude, if you're riding harder and she doesn't...

Dude, if you're riding harder and she doesn't realize it or wants you to stop, you're doing something wrong. No internet forum can help you with that. Sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bike Lover

I've tried to succumb to the temptation of safety...

I've tried to succumb to the temptation of safety glasses from The Home Depot but I could never find any that had decent optics. There was almost always a wavy line or some other distortion I could...
12-29-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Bike Lover

The first smart thing was going to the bike...

The first smart thing was going to the bike store, not a *mart store. The second was logging on here!

This is a good place to ask various questions that will inevitably appear. Poke around. Ask...
12-29-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Bike Lover

Have you seen how low that saddle height is? Wow.

Have you seen how low that saddle height is? Wow.
12-29-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Bike Lover

Very nice!!! Can't beat that deal with a stick!

Very nice!!! Can't beat that deal with a stick!
12-29-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By Bike Lover

different grips may also help. Big fan of oury...

different grips may also help. Big fan of oury grips to reducesome trail chatter on my rigid. I've heard mixed reviews on ergons but have nvr tried them.
12-28-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By Bike Lover

definitely give a couple more times. It's like...

definitely give a couple more times. It's like going from a full suspension to a hard tail. You need to use your arms now for bump absorption. You may also want to switch to different grips to...
11-28-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Bike Lover

Most people don't have a problem with the...

Most people don't have a problem with the standard cables and housing one gets from the LBS.

If you want to get fancy, then there options available. Nokons are known for being one of the...
11-28-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Bike Lover

Even flipping them over from the originally...

Even flipping them over from the originally intended orientation can result in good traction.
11-28-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Bike Lover

I've always wanted to try the ESI grips but I...

I've always wanted to try the ESI grips but I find it so convenient to pick up what ever my LBS has. On my rigid, I run some chunky Oury grips. On my bikes with a front suspension, I run a dual...
11-28-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Bike Lover

Do you currently ride in the granny gear much or...

Do you currently ride in the granny gear much or mostly in the middle ring. I would think a stock 1x9 would be close to the 44 middle ring. If you have a problem, you can always switch it out or...
11-28-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,388
Posted By Bike Lover

Yep, as a member of the mountain bike patrol, I...

Yep, as a member of the mountain bike patrol, I carry only 26er tubes for both. I know others that have used 26ers for several years in their 29ers. Shouldn't be a problem.

I think I should...
11-28-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Bike Lover

I need friends like that. For a hundred, that'll...

I need friends like that. For a hundred, that'll get you moving! Good score. Have fun playing in the dirt.
11-28-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bike Lover

How'd I know when I clicked on this I'd find this...

How'd I know when I clicked on this I'd find this exact discussion?

Some things never change... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,602
Posted By Bike Lover

Just clicked; $319.00. Never mind- I didn't see...

Just clicked; $319.00. Never mind- I didn't see the extra 25% code...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Bike Lover

Hmm, that gives me an idea, how do I get the...

Hmm, that gives me an idea, how do I get the remaining toothpaste out of the tube I have?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Bike Lover

How did you determine your max. heart rate? If...

How did you determine your max. heart rate? If it's the formula version, it's not very accurate. I would bet your max is higher than you think it is. It doesn't sound like you're in distress at 90...
11-21-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By Bike Lover

Hmm, the Dalai Lama's got nothin' on you.

Hmm, the Dalai Lama's got nothin' on you.
11-21-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Bike Lover

Nice looking bike. I like the look of the Felts....

Nice looking bike. I like the look of the Felts.

It's good to see another cross-over as the disciplines seem to be complementary.
11-20-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By Bike Lover

Even more reason to use lights. The rear also...

Even more reason to use lights. The rear also acts as a reflector, at least for certain kinds.
11-20-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By Bike Lover

When I hit "reply to thread", I get a super long...

When I hit "reply to thread", I get a super long reply box. By super long, I mean it would take me all day to use the little arrow to get to the end.

Also, the "reply to thread" button seems to...
11-20-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By Bike Lover

Chelboed are you taking a poetry class? Doing...

Chelboed are you taking a poetry class? Doing some homework on the forums?

Are you looking for built bike or a frame/fork combo? I ask 'cause I'm going to sell my KHS Team FS with frame and...
11-20-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Bike Lover

I love it. It'd be great for... er, something! ...

I love it. It'd be great for... er, something! Where's the order sheet?
11-20-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By Bike Lover

My next bike will be a custom Quiring, made right...

My next bike will be a custom Quiring, made right here in MI.

Check 'em out: http://www.quiringcycles.net/

TI hardtail here I come. I can't wait for spring.
11-20-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By Bike Lover

WTF is a cadger? If you're running lights,...

WTF is a cadger?

If you're running lights, which every vehicle is supposed to have, then you don't need the reflectors. Therefore, I don't have them on my road bike(s) either.
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