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05-06-19, 02:59 PM
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Posted By MisterK

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This is mine. 2011 jamis commuter 1.
Bit of a frankenbike
8spd deore xt rear w...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 96,922
Posted By MisterK

10" channel locks, a cone wrench, i also find...

10" channel locks, a cone wrench, i also find pedal caps fairly often.
04-29-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,356
Posted By MisterK

I lookee up both and was really surprised the...

I lookee up both and was really surprised the redline can be found at walmart.
that being said i like the redline much more. The suspension on that schwinn is most likely quite heavy and dont be...
04-29-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,142
Posted By MisterK

Ive been slowly doing exactly this with my jamis...

Ive been slowly doing exactly this with my jamis commuter1. I however dont want drops and am very content with a flatbar, tho im definatly adding bar-ends for an extra hand position.
i emailed jamis...
04-06-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 2,149,203
Posted By MisterK

Really enjoy mine. Incase youre wondering, ive...

Really enjoy mine.
Incase youre wondering, ive actually emailed jamis in regards to tire size our frames will accomodate. The response i got from jamis was can accommodate a 38c tire pending brand...
03-31-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By MisterK

What a strange looking fork

What a strange looking fork
03-31-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 2,149,203
Posted By MisterK

Here is my Jamis Commuter1 turned hybrid...

Here is my Jamis Commuter1 turned hybrid gravelgrinder.
Ive done quite abit to it, possibly some knobby tires for the light gravel soon and debating converting to a threadless fork and headset....
03-31-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By MisterK

Any chance you could drill the holes a slight bit...

Any chance you could drill the holes a slight bit bigger and source out a new bolt for it?
03-25-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By MisterK

Its a decent hardtail. Def more an xc style bike....

Its a decent hardtail. Def more an xc style bike. Specced well so for its age so its still a decent bike.
12-15-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By MisterK

Haha i saw that exact bike pop up on my newsfeed...

Haha i saw that exact bike pop up on my newsfeed today.
Was actually considering asking about this abomination myself. Unless you collect unique bikes id stay far away.
11-11-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By MisterK

Nothing wrong with 1x9. I used to run 1x9 fairly...

Nothing wrong with 1x9. I used to run 1x9 fairly comfortably on my old xc ht with a widerange deore cassette.
10-25-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By MisterK

Well its abit older because no disc mounts on...

Well its abit older because no disc mounts on frame.
My guess is an older 4300 at best. The nicer frames like an 8500 had a stamp on the wishbone which im pretty sure the lower frames didnt get. The...
08-01-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,391
Posted By MisterK

Could also be a backwoods. You already got the...

Could also be a backwoods.
You already got the 1x crank. Could keep it cheap and go 1x9.
07-31-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By MisterK

The trek, all day. Dont even sleep on it

The trek, all day. Dont even sleep on it
07-29-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By MisterK

You most likely have a spring and elastometer on...

You most likely have a spring and elastometer on one side. If its not moving at all maybe youre seized up. Its kinda a stinky messy job to clean up a spring fork but you CAN do it if you really...
07-21-17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By MisterK

A better handle bar and perhaps some ergo grips...

A better handle bar and perhaps some ergo grips may help with trail vibration and help that tired hands feeling.
Another option could be to go to a slightly wider tire. Im not sure the specs on the...
07-19-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By MisterK

What kind of bike so you have. Tho the most...

What kind of bike so you have. Tho the most likely answer is you cant/really shouldnt without drastically altering the geometry of your bicycle
07-10-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By MisterK

Lets see...1 piece crank vs replacable chain...

Lets see...1 piece crank vs replacable chain rings.
Better hubs and wheels.
An actual headset.
The xct make the suntour upgrade program available to you.
I dunno who said the motobecane is a...
07-10-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By MisterK

The motobecane is hands down the better bike...

The motobecane is hands down the better bike besides what? Some entry level hydros?
That motobecane is specced very similar (actually abit better in the drivetrain) to my old 2011 norco mountaineer....
07-08-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By MisterK

Nice trance. I have a 2016 trance 3. I also...

Nice trance. I have a 2016 trance 3. I also wouldnt mind a dropper. The giant dropper is a good price and i read quite reliable.
I ended up cutting about 2 inches off my post just to drop my seat...
06-29-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,325
Posted By MisterK

Im 5'11 with a 32 inseam. I ride a medium 27.5. I...

Im 5'11 with a 32 inseam. I ride a medium 27.5. I find it comfortable. Its not that 29 wasnt comfy i just found them kinda loafy for the time i spent on it.
I dunno if its being much closer to 26"...
06-29-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By MisterK

If its got disc most likely. Unless its got newer...

If its got disc most likely. Unless its got newer wheels i doubt theyre centrelock
06-17-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By MisterK

Blow torch. Heat specifically the crank. The heat...

Blow torch. Heat specifically the crank. The heat will make the crank expand and you should be able to remove it.
06-17-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By MisterK

The silento looks very similar to the kenda kwiks...

The silento looks very similar to the kenda kwiks i have on my commuter so thats my vote.
The other 2 look alot smoother especially the spicer
06-15-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By MisterK

There isnt a lock out. Its a budget spring loaded...

There isnt a lock out. Its a budget spring loaded fork. There is most likely a little knob that you can turn to put a little more pressure on the spring but it really wont make much difference.
Dont...
05-25-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By MisterK

I wouldnt go that much. If anything 100mm would...

I wouldnt go that much. If anything 100mm would probably be your max.
Most xc forks can convert to 120mm if you must but i think 100mm is what youre looking for....or a new bike
05-25-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MisterK

I have a trance 3. Really the only things i plan...

I have a trance 3. Really the only things i plan on changing is shorter stem and a lil more rise on the handle bar and converting to a 30t 1x. Its more personal preferance stuff.
Its a great bike. ...
05-20-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By MisterK

Imo you got an old cannondale y frame with a...

Imo you got an old cannondale y frame with a hedshok. For 350 i assume the workstand was a kicker to unload that bike.
I dont think youll make money on that. But thats just me.
05-16-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By MisterK

I had rapid robs on my old mtb. Quick wheel....

I had rapid robs on my old mtb. Quick wheel. Grippy. But the pavement ate em up pretty quick. The knobbies arnt really as big as they look online. But they got the option for those really slick white...
05-16-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By MisterK

I personally run 1x8 on my commuter/grinder. If...

I personally run 1x8 on my commuter/grinder.
If i needed any wider ratio maybe id consider 1x9.
Front derailleurs ugh......
05-16-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,051
Posted By MisterK

Man when i started out i rode a 200$ Raleigh from...

Man when i started out i rode a 200$ Raleigh from canadian tire. I rode the crap outta that thing for quite some time. I lost 70 pounds riding to and from work.
You dont need a fancy pants bike.
My...
05-10-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By MisterK

Dont forget your oven mitts

Dont forget your oven mitts
05-10-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,494
Posted By MisterK

The fork is alright for an entry level. 100mm...

The fork is alright for an entry level. 100mm with lockout. Yeah its spring loaded but were talking an entry level xc bike. If youre recommending the first thing he tackles is a new fork you may as...
04-25-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,494
Posted By MisterK

Its a 7 speed so id say the drivetrain before...

Its a 7 speed so id say the drivetrain before anything. If you really feel the need.
If youre new to the game just ride it and youll get the itch for everything tbh.
But imo drivetrain 1st.
Even...
04-24-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By MisterK

Personally, id just switch em to a more commuter...

Personally, id just switch em to a more commuter friendly tire and a quill adapter so i could use a threadless stem. But thats really just personal preference things. If they work then either would...
03-30-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By MisterK

Its an 820 so i doubt it has an air fork. Most...

Its an 820 so i doubt it has an air fork. Most likely a spring fork.
If its not compressing my guess is seized.
There is decent videos on youtube to service basic spring loaded forks. Some people...
03-19-17, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,666
Posted By MisterK

Nope. But you definatly could run 9speed....

Nope.
But you definatly could run 9speed. Freehub is different and derailleur is different
03-11-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,015
Posted By MisterK

My buddy has an old norco one. Its a dj but its...

My buddy has an old norco one. Its a dj but its got gyro tabs
03-05-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By MisterK

I think the first...and most people really...

I think the first...and most people really overlook this part, because its usually a pretty obvious thing but...be sure to make sure your wheels are circles.
Hipsters may be riding all the square,...
03-04-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By MisterK

Thats a good bike. Deore spec. 3x9 is no big...

Thats a good bike.
Deore spec. 3x9 is no big deal, can always go to 1x as i assume it has removable chainrings.
There is also a wider range 9spd cassette coming this spring which will benefit the...
01-07-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,419
Posted By MisterK

Its probably the strongest bike in Raleighs...

Its probably the strongest bike in Raleighs hardtail lineup. Which saddens me that they nerfed the tokul this year. Last year the tokul was a much nicer bike imo.
Id take last years tokul 3 over...
11-30-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By MisterK

Blackmarket Contraband 24" Union Street Molly...

Blackmarket Contraband 24"
Union Street Molly Maguire 24"
NS Capital 24"
Dartmoor 24Player
Dobermann Molosse
11-24-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By MisterK

You say 24" wheels are acceptable? Maybe try a...

You say 24" wheels are acceptable? Maybe try a dirt jumper. There is lots of options at 24". Atleast more than you'll find at 22 or 20 without being a straight up bmx
11-15-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By MisterK

I'm not sure if court is the best way but I'd...

I'm not sure if court is the best way but I'd defiantly try to get a different frame.
Assumming it's a reputable shop they should know the difference between the level of frame. Doesn't matter if...
11-11-16, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By MisterK

Mullet had a really sweet huffy he threw some...

Mullet had a really sweet huffy he threw some dope mavics on.
I wouldn't advise going as above and beyond on wheels for a huffy tho. New wheels unless similar to stock will quickly out match the...
10-31-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By MisterK

I've run a newer race face ride which is a "9...

I've run a newer race face ride which is a "9 speed crankset" perfectly fine with a 7/8 setup. I assume other brands would be similar.
I only used a 9spd chain when I went to 9spd.
09-15-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By MisterK

I currently only use gloves and a helmet. I plan...

I currently only use gloves and a helmet. I plan on adding some of those soft shin guards next year. I used to not wear a helmet but I endoed on a trail, covered my head with my hands and landed on...
03-09-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By MisterK

The stock stem and handlebar are 27.5 where as...

The stock stem and handlebar are 27.5 where as 31.8 is more the norm for nicer bars.
Having a wider bar and shorter stem is supposed to make you more stable and upright. I noticed a big difference...
03-09-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By MisterK

Well its an 8spd, so expect a bit of difficulty...

Well its an 8spd, so expect a bit of difficulty finding high end 8spd bits. My guess is that rear hub only accommodates up to 9 spd and a whole drive train swap on a bike you just bought seems kinda...
03-07-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By MisterK

Straight steerer 120mm forks can still be found....

Straight steerer 120mm forks can still be found. I wonder if the recon gold can be rebuilt with spacers to 120mm as well. ..it's a little short of 130mm but may remedy your problem
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