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08-11-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By commo_soulja

Sorry but even factoring the price you got it at,...

Sorry but even factoring the price you got it at, a DH mountain bike aint what you need. Especially on gravel and road.
08-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By commo_soulja

Panaracer Gravelking SK in 25x2.1. Enough float...

Panaracer Gravelking SK in 25x2.1. Enough float and low rolling resistance while still being being grippy in gravel. ...
07-23-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By commo_soulja

The pink bike wash works. Makes clean up super...

The pink bike wash works. Makes clean up super easy. Don't use the protector so can't comment.
07-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By commo_soulja

1x drivetrains on mountain bikes just make sense....

1x drivetrains on mountain bikes just make sense. There's just too much gearing overlap on a 3x and 2x drivetrain and you simplify and lighten up. The Microshift Advent stuff is a solid bit of kit. I...
07-12-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By commo_soulja

I've converted old 26" mountain bikes with 700c...

I've converted old 26" mountain bikes with 700c and 650b wheelsets. 700x23 roadie tires fit fine and so do 650bx47 tires with knobbier tires. Do it.
07-09-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By commo_soulja

A true plus tire (2.8 and up) will rub the fork...

A true plus tire (2.8 and up) will rub the fork and rear stays. Rim width will also be a factor. If you want extra cush/float that wider tires offer, look into changing your rims to a minimum of 23mm...
04-30-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By commo_soulja

If you have a replacable hanger tighten the...

If you have a replacable hanger tighten the bolt(s) or replace the whole thing if it's bent.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,581
Posted By commo_soulja

Pinion bike? I assume your bike has one cog. In...

Pinion bike? I assume your bike has one cog. In that case just get a wheel with the appropriate single speed hub and axle for your bike. You're overthinking it.
04-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By commo_soulja

With a label maker, you can even make your Chevy...

With a label maker, you can even make your Chevy a Lamborghini.
04-09-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By commo_soulja

What do you mean by derailleur reliability? Does...

What do you mean by derailleur reliability? Does the bike not shift? drops a chain? skips? These can be handled by normal maintenance and taking up cable stretch in the drivetrain components.
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03-15-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By commo_soulja

Grease and proper torque unless you want to have...

Grease and proper torque unless you want to have issues when you need to remove it.
03-02-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,794
Posted By commo_soulja

Germans don't do bikes? Get your head out of the...

Germans don't do bikes? Get your head out of the sand.
01-18-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By commo_soulja

Pass, you don't have enough seat post length with...

Pass, you don't have enough seat post length with your current setup. You might get 20mm of saddle drop with a dropper.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By commo_soulja

I planned to ride the GAP/C&O, Pittsburg > DC...

I planned to ride the GAP/C&O, Pittsburg > DC this year but the pandemic put the kibosh on those plans. The train didn't seen like a good option (getting in late in the evening) and that left a...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-05-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By commo_soulja

I've been riding local so I can have pee freedom....

I've been riding local so I can have pee freedom. Mainly on the W&OD which had a couple porta potties and the ability to jump in the woods right off the trail-not so much closer into...
01-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,034
Posted By commo_soulja

I'll pile onto this Bianchi fan boy thread... ...

I'll pile onto this Bianchi fan boy thread...

After several chains and cassettes, I still ride my '99 Campione. Old school steel because that's what I could afford back then, not a fancy aluminum...
01-03-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,772
Posted By commo_soulja

Changed a tube on my Bianchi road bike which I...

Changed a tube on my Bianchi road bike which I haven't done in a long time. As I pulled the punctured tube I thought, "damn, this thing is a like a noodle" It was so thin. I've pretty much gone...
01-03-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By commo_soulja

35mm, go big or go home

35mm, go big or go home
Forum: Commuting
12-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,312
Posted By commo_soulja

Psuedo IT wizard

Psuedo IT wizard
11-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By commo_soulja

Old inner tube zip tied, mastic tape, helicopter...

Old inner tube zip tied, mastic tape, helicopter tape or one of the pre made jobs depending on your tastes.
11-25-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,367
Posted By commo_soulja

A bunch. The one I pick to ride. You're welcome

A bunch. The one I pick to ride. You're welcome
11-25-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,148
Posted By commo_soulja

Yeah, back in the late 80s/early 90s. To my...

Yeah, back in the late 80s/early 90s. To my knowledge, they've abandoned it since. Several companies have since then refined the concept, marketed and sold them. I myself started using oval rings...
11-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,486
Posted By commo_soulja

I have a lot of bikes, mostly mountain bikes, in...

I have a lot of bikes, mostly mountain bikes, in my garage and I've developed a method of cleaning them efficiently and without too much hassle. Living in an apartment complex I've bought a portable...
11-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,148
Posted By commo_soulja

My first mountain bike and bike that I bought...

My first mountain bike and bike that I bought with my own money was a 1990 Giant Sedona that was shod with Biopace chainrings. I replaced them within a year for round rings. The pedaling was just...
11-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By commo_soulja

Time and SPD do not work together. Get the cleats...

Time and SPD do not work together. Get the cleats for the pedal system you use. The adjustability with Time pedals lie with the cleats. There is no adjustability on the pedal bodies themselves. I...
10-28-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By commo_soulja

New bike with better braking? Hells yeah do it.

New bike with better braking? Hells yeah do it.
10-28-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,894
Posted By commo_soulja

Rain? Ride and wash. Wipe down the chain and...

Rain? Ride and wash. Wipe down the chain and re-lube.

Also, full fenders rock. Sometimes I leave them on when it's dry so I can ride through water puddles without consequence.
10-20-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,889
Posted By commo_soulja

$100 jerseys and $175-200 shorts? Looks like the...

$100 jerseys and $175-200 shorts? Looks like the brand is going for the hipster consumer. A hard pass from me. I'll just use a combo of roadie kit and mountain biker kit when on my "gravel bike"....
10-14-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By commo_soulja

Steel? Leave it alone, consider it a mark of a...

Steel? Leave it alone, consider it a mark of a well used bike.
10-08-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By commo_soulja

Cable housing end caps. You can go to your local...

Cable housing end caps. You can go to your local shop and if you ask nicely they give you enough to finish a bike without charging you.
09-25-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By commo_soulja

I put on new Kool Stop pads on my canti brakes as...

I put on new Kool Stop pads on my canti brakes as the old pads were rock hard. The pads have to be adjusted correctly, really close to the rim and toed in. I can lock up either front or rear with...
09-19-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By commo_soulja

Agreed, stick on guides will eventually fail....

Agreed, stick on guides will eventually fail. Bolt ons are the way to go. Problem Solvers has em.https://problemsolversbike.com/products
09-18-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By commo_soulja

This is America, do what you wanna do. Splurge on...

This is America, do what you wanna do. Splurge on that XT grouppo and upgrade to your hearts content.

I built a bike up with a 10 speed Deore earlier this year and it's been fine. Just waiting on...
09-18-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By commo_soulja

How far down the rabbit hole do you wanna go? ...

How far down the rabbit hole do you wanna go? Integrated 7 speed shifter/brake levers is gonna be a tough one. Buying used is a crapshoot - you really don't know if the parts is in good serviceable...
09-10-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By commo_soulja

I have Panaracer Gravelking SK 26 x 2.1 on 23mm...

I have Panaracer Gravelking SK 26 x 2.1 on 23mm inner WTB rims on two of my 26" rigid bikes. Ridden mostly on MUT trails and around town. Light off road (easy MTB trails & gravel trails) are doable...
09-09-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,978
Posted By commo_soulja

The top riders at Giant at the time were Lennie...

The top riders at Giant at the time were Lennie Christiansen and Rune Hoydal. Both accomplished riders.
09-09-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,978
Posted By commo_soulja

Cool bike but Brentjens was riding for American...

Cool bike but Brentjens was riding for American Eagle when he won the Olympics. Then the following year, Specialized poached him.
09-09-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By commo_soulja

Old 90s mountain bikes make for good project...

Old 90s mountain bikes make for good project bikes. I picked up old Trek 930 for $120 from Craigslist the end of last summer so well before the pandemic. It sat in my garage over the winter and I got...
09-09-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By commo_soulja

I used to solely wear spandex while MTBing. Now...

I used to solely wear spandex while MTBing. Now that I no longer race or ride my racy MTB, I've switched to baggies over bib shorts. I once bought a pair of baggies with integrated liner shorts. They...
09-03-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,364
Posted By commo_soulja

I pile up the cycling clothing into a separate...

I pile up the cycling clothing into a separate pile and at the end of the week throw everything in the pile into the washer. Cold wash/rinse with non scented laundry detergent (liquid). Than hang dry...
09-03-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,716
Posted By commo_soulja

On the local MUT, in my case the W & OD trail in...

On the local MUT, in my case the W & OD trail in NoVA, hells no. No wave, head nod, verbal. It's get tiring real quick. Out in the boonies on a road ride, gravel ride - Yes. Gotta be civil.
09-03-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By commo_soulja

Well damn, sucks for the OP. Unless Giant offers...

Well damn, sucks for the OP. Unless Giant offers an adapter for their proprietary standard. WTF?

It's bad enough that there are umpteen bottom bracket and head set "standards" to deal with.
09-03-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,160
Posted By commo_soulja

Yours too? So does mine! but she's got early...

Yours too? So does mine! but she's got early onset Alzheimers so every once in a while a get granny panties to wear. Such a treat!
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,692
Posted By commo_soulja

Pre-pandemic: 17 miles one way / 34 round trip....

Pre-pandemic: 17 miles one way / 34 round trip. Back in 2006 by commute was a shade over 1 mile to work and I biked in work clothes. Then I rode a bike to get around campus so that made up for the...
09-02-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By commo_soulja

I doubt a low end bike is going to have anything...

I doubt a low end bike is going to have anything other than a round seat tube. Pull the seat post out, there's usually a size stamped/etched on the post. Failing that, go with dabac...
09-01-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,452
Posted By commo_soulja

I've used name decals from VCGraphix on my bikes...

I've used name decals from VCGraphix on my bikes and helmets. Nothing wrong with a little personalization.
08-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By commo_soulja

Interesting. Being made of plastic is a failure...

Interesting. Being made of plastic is a failure point in that design.
08-24-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,081
Posted By commo_soulja

Haha! Fixed. Brain not firing on all cylinders...

Haha! Fixed. Brain not firing on all cylinders this Monday morning.
08-24-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,081
Posted By commo_soulja

I keep a mask in a bike bag for when it's needed...

I keep a mask in a bike bag for when it's needed (stopping into a store) but when I'm on the local MUT or on a solo ride, it's mask-less. I've seen more people without masks on the local MUT than...
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