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04-24-18, 09:44 AM
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Posted By tk1971

https://webcyclery.com/images/library/zoom/niner-c...

https://webcyclery.com/images/library/zoom/niner-cogalicious-rdo-ti-cog-199352-11.jpg

Some Ti bling.
08-02-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By tk1971

Yes. Learning with single point release cleats...

Yes. Learning with single point release cleats will definitely up the frustration level.
07-15-16, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By tk1971

I like the geometry of that bike.

I like the geometry of that bike.
07-10-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,365
Posted By tk1971

I ride with a small group of buddies. We don't...

I ride with a small group of buddies. We don't always agree on where to ride.

So having different bikes, including a rigid / singlespeed will let me be sufficiently challenged in traiIs I...
07-07-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By tk1971

OP, why do you need to change out the BB and...

OP, why do you need to change out the BB and crankset? Just change rear shifter/derailleur, chain, cassette, chainring (to NW), and remove FD/shifter. If needed, some spacers and longer chainring...
07-07-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By tk1971

Silca stated they don't make these anymore and I...

Silca stated they don't make these anymore and I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Anyways, I was looking through my scrap and found a poly rod that roughly matched the ID of the pump body.
...
07-04-16, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By tk1971

Need Silca Pista part

One part on my trusty Pista pump finally gave up the ghost.

It's the top cap or neck on top of the cylinder where the pump piston goes through. Here's a pic:
...
06-15-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By tk1971

I've been using a cheap eBay carbon fork (X-Lite...

I've been using a cheap eBay carbon fork (X-Lite brand) on my Kona unit.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7408/26993963073_11c78dace3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H8n7Lr)Untitled...
06-15-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By tk1971

That Iron Horse Maverick is a stolen bike: ...

That Iron Horse Maverick is a stolen bike:

https://bikeindex.org/bikes/31750

Same pic as the CL ad.


The Specialized Camber is a 29er.
06-02-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By tk1971

I'd replace index shifters with friction...

I'd replace index shifters with friction shifters. I've used these before and they work better than trying to resurrect old gummed up indexed shifters.
...
05-19-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,719
Posted By tk1971

Looks like a great deal. Enjoy it.

Looks like a great deal. Enjoy it.
05-13-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,719
Posted By tk1971

A 29 lbs full suspension bike built for XC with...

A 29 lbs full suspension bike built for XC with an inclination towards light AM for $699.

Decent fork (Reba RL 100mm), and OK components for everything else. I'd say that's a smoking deal.
...
05-13-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By tk1971

Either he/she really doesn't know and wanted...

Either he/she really doesn't know and wanted advice or he/she is trying to sell the bike in question and was offered only $30.
05-13-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By tk1971

I'd go with the blue Huffy. You may even get...

I'd go with the blue Huffy. You may even get away with riding it on an actual fire road. Try that with the Vertical bike you originally posted and you may end up in the hospital.

Not...
05-12-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By tk1971

Why don't you go to your local Walmart / Kmart...

Why don't you go to your local Walmart / Kmart and see what they have new and how much? The last time I was at a Walmart, I'd swear I saw a blue Huffy for $65.

Here's a typical mountain-style...
05-10-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By tk1971

That's a prime example of what is called a...

That's a prime example of what is called a Walmart bike.

For riding around town... and if it was free or $20, go for it. Otherwise, pass.
05-10-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,947
Posted By tk1971

On my bike, I have a 32t narrow wide chain ring. ...

On my bike, I have a 32t narrow wide chain ring. With this, I can skip the chain guide and bash guard. I haven't dropped a chain yet. My bike has an ISCG05 mount and I don't see the need to use...
05-09-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By tk1971

This... +1

This... +1
05-09-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By tk1971

As long as the disc rotor diameter is the same,...

As long as the disc rotor diameter is the same, it should work. With a new wheel, you may need to re-align the caliper, but a 160mm disc is a 160mm disc (assuming yours is a 160mm disc). There are...
05-05-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,492,432
Posted By tk1971

Yep, I made one based on an old nylon shock...

Yep, I made one based on an old nylon shock protector my brother bought me back in the day. It has a folded / sewn seam section at the top and bottom where zip ties are used to secure the ends.

I...
05-05-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By tk1971

The sizing chart is here: KONA BIKES | 2016...

The sizing chart is here:

KONA BIKES | 2016 BIKES | HONZO | Honzo AL (http://www.konaworld.com/honzo_al.cfm)

Just based on height and the sizing chart, you can go L or XL. But you need to go to...
05-04-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By tk1971

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/Os...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/OscarMeyerWeinner-mobile.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/tk1971/media/OscarMeyerWeinner-mobile.jpg.html)

Saw this and got hungry.
05-04-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By tk1971

Depends... When you choose a new handlebar, do...

Depends... When you choose a new handlebar, do you want your hands in the same position?

Have you read through this?

Buyer's Guide to mountain bike handlebars - BikeRadar USA...
05-04-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,492,432
Posted By tk1971

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/26126113954_4a...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/26126113954_4a409d48ea_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FNFasA)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FNFasA) by tk_1971 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/20876000@N04/), on Flickr
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05-04-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By tk1971

Trail riding with a future in technical downhill....

Trail riding with a future in technical downhill. Basically an all-around bike, right?

$1200 buys alot of hardtail. As Canker states, make sure your chosen bike is spec'd with a good fork.
...
05-03-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,424
Posted By tk1971

Yeah, heal up.

Yeah, heal up.
05-02-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,331
Posted By tk1971

Nice. Go ride your bike and report back how you...

Nice. Go ride your bike and report back how you like it.
05-02-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,424
Posted By tk1971

What happened?

What happened?
05-02-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,424
Posted By tk1971

It was wet this past Saturday. My 2nd ride with...

It was wet this past Saturday. My 2nd ride with this bike. I've been riding my fully rigid SS Kona Unit exclusively since I got it last October. But I wanted an unbreakable 29er so I don't have to...
05-02-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By tk1971

New or used? You can get a better deal used, but...

New or used? You can get a better deal used, but you need to be able to rebuild it or figure in the cost to have someone else do it.

In general 1-1/8" straight steerer forks are getting harder...
05-02-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,331
Posted By tk1971

I like your new ride. Are you going to upgrade...

I like your new ride. Are you going to upgrade the Specialized with disc brakes? Soon or eventually?

The reason I ask, is that your Trek has disc brakes already. Just for your consideration,...
04-29-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By tk1971

For $300+, you can buy all the tools and parts to...

For $300+, you can buy all the tools and parts to fix it yourself.

But if the bike doesn't fit, why put $$ into it?

Find yourself a used bike that fits your body and your trails. Get yourself...
04-27-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By tk1971

Everything should be transferable except the rear...

Everything should be transferable except the rear wheel and disc brakes (if the 06 has them) and fork. Do you have the 80's / 90's frame already?

Why not sell the 06 Giant and just buy an...
04-27-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,115
Posted By tk1971

Why not a Lynskey?

Why not a Lynskey?
04-27-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By tk1971

OP. Looking at the picture of your bike. That's...

OP. Looking at the picture of your bike. That's a lot of seatpost. That stem is also very long. I realize that it's a touring bike, but wow...

You can definitely give it a shot. I doubt the...
04-27-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,331
Posted By tk1971

2010 3900 Disc - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle...

2010 3900 Disc - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle (http://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2010/trek/3900disc#/us/en/2010/trek/3900disc/details)

2010 Trek 3900 Disc - BikePedia...
04-26-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,331
Posted By tk1971

There are many ways to go about this, as...

There are many ways to go about this, as mentioned above: BB/Crank, saddle, Wheels/tires/tubeless, air fork, stem, carbon seat post, carbon handlebar, etc.

Your bike is at the wrong price point...
04-26-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,359
Posted By tk1971

I recently went tubeless with Charger Expert...

I recently went tubeless with Charger Expert wheels and a new-to-me fork. The bike lost some weight:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1689/26143951651_8a344826d6_z.jpg...
04-26-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,909
Posted By tk1971

Are you talking about plain circular rotors vs...

Are you talking about plain circular rotors vs "wavy" ones? Rotors are rotors.
04-25-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By tk1971

It's a free bike. Take it. Ride it to the...

It's a free bike. Take it. Ride it to the liquor store / market with a cheap lock. If it gets stolen, then no big deal.

Also, you stated you wanted to learn how to tinker with bikes, so this...
04-25-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 102,569
Posted By tk1971

2016 Kona Unit with a few mods: ...

2016 Kona Unit with a few mods:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1652/25347964523_fc787c12ae_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EBUWK6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EBUWK6) by tk_1971...
04-13-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By tk1971

That EVO II 456 is a very fun ride. Here's mine...

That EVO II 456 is a very fun ride. Here's mine with a 150mm fork.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1651/25596148454_ca05757eac_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EZQXbo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EZQXbo)...
04-13-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By tk1971

1) You should be able to pull the 42t and 22t...

1) You should be able to pull the 42t and 22t chain rings off your crank set. Voila... a SS crank set.
2) Why go EBB? Is one even compatible with your existing threaded BB shell? I'm not an...
03-11-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,649
Posted By tk1971

Go for a steel frame and a rigid steel fork. ...

Go for a steel frame and a rigid steel fork. You're a big guy, so go 29er. In fact, gravel/paved and light trails... that's perfect for a single speed.

Go find a used Redline Monocog or a used...
01-04-16, 03:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,424
Posted By tk1971

In early 2015, I somehow hurt up my back. Road...

In early 2015, I somehow hurt up my back. Road biking was hard, if not impossible. I couldn't move my head to look straight up without lots of pain. Forget about jerking it quickly left / right.
...
12-31-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,771
Posted By tk1971

Kona Unit Red Monocog Used is a better...

Kona Unit

Red Monocog

Used is a better value, but I almost pulled the trigger on a new 2015 Unit for $649. I went for a 2016 because of the updated geometry.
12-25-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By tk1971

Sounds like a gift that truly keeps on giving.

Sounds like a gift that truly keeps on giving.
12-12-15, 01:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,485
Posted By tk1971

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/589/23666142466_af8...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/589/23666142466_af8d4beaa0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/C4iaD5)GOPR0024.MP4_000807105 (https://flic.kr/p/C4iaD5) by tk_1971 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/20876000@N04/),...
12-11-15, 03:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,485
Posted By tk1971

Those videos are pure gold. Look at those...

Those videos are pure gold.

Look at those seatposts... In the first video, those seatposts are much lower than those in the second video.

In that 2nd video, the bike geo made it them look...
12-10-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,485
Posted By tk1971

Mountain bikes have come a long way. I have a...

Mountain bikes have come a long way. I have a 90's Rockhopper that is fully rigid with thin tires and cantilever rim brakes. I had to ride that bike carefully, but converting it to a drop bar bike...
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