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02-26-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By c_m_shooter

Moab is great, but may be a little rough for new...

Moab is great, but may be a little rough for new riders. The trails around Albequerque NM are epic also.
02-08-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,077
Posted By c_m_shooter

One of Grant Peterson's rules for happy biking...

One of Grant Peterson's rules for happy biking said something to the effect that if you have multiple bikes they should have different tire, handlebars, gearing, etc. But always ride your favorite...
02-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By c_m_shooter

I ride Hookworms on sandy horse trails that other...

I ride Hookworms on sandy horse trails that other mountain bikes refuse to ride, as well as most of the mountain bike trails in my area. If you have problems staying upright it is riding skills that...
02-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By c_m_shooter

I like Maxxis Hookworms, but they are pretty big....

I like Maxxis Hookworms, but they are pretty big. If your bike doesn't have that kind of clearance, I would look at something like Schwalbe Big Apples.
02-06-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By c_m_shooter

Brand doesn't matter, some with sealant is good...

Brand doesn't matter, some with sealant is good usually. If you are going to have the wheels off may as well install a new set of slick tires as well. Smooth tire will roll smoother and give a...
02-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are riding on the road and plan on rides...

If you are riding on the road and plan on rides longer than an hour, you are better off with a drop bar bike.. Look for one with a taller head tube like a lot of the gravel and comfort road bikes...
02-01-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sorry I'm late to this one. Epoxy appliance...

Sorry I'm late to this one. Epoxy appliance paint from lowes or home depot is the most durable stuff you can get out of a spray can. I sprayed my schwinn klunker years ago and it has held up great....
02-01-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By c_m_shooter

I tried a thudbuster and hated it. I have 2...

I tried a thudbuster and hated it. I have 2 Brooks Flyer saddles (sprung B17), and like them a lot.
Forum: Touring
02-01-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,839
Posted By c_m_shooter

A Porter rack up front lets you tie any bag you...

A Porter rack up front lets you tie any bag you want up there. I know "bikepackers" are against touring racks.
Forum: Touring
01-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,574
Posted By c_m_shooter

Divide your load front to back if possible. Best...

Divide your load front to back if possible. Best case, I would choose a low rider front rack with small panniers and a large seat bag. If you can rig up a front handlebar bag combined with a seat...
01-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By c_m_shooter

Drop bars are the way to go. Get them up near...

Drop bars are the way to go. Get them up near saddle height if possible. I am your height and weight and ride a 54cm Soma Pescadero or an 18" Salsa Fargo. A good set of flat pedals is fine for hour...
06-15-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By c_m_shooter

Standard tubes work. I had a knard on the stock...

Standard tubes work. I had a knard on the stock front wheel on my Fargo for a year and it worked. I just had a rabbit hole built for it a couple weeks ago.
05-22-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By c_m_shooter

Grand Cru Chris's Rando Handlebar - Handlebars -...

Grand Cru Chris's Rando Handlebar - Handlebars - Components (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/grand-cru-rando-handlebar.html) Available in 42cm through 50 cm widths. I...
05-17-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By c_m_shooter

A mountain bike wheel with a Tomicog. No...

A mountain bike wheel with a Tomicog. No threaded hub to strip.
05-16-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By c_m_shooter

Don't be scared. You will lose, most of us do. CX...

Don't be scared. You will lose, most of us do. CX is a blast, but a total ass kicking. I like the six hour mountain bike races, they are the only type I can place near the top in.
04-04-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By c_m_shooter

Sounds like the Cogburn would be perfect for you....

Sounds like the Cogburn would be perfect for you. If you want to save a few bucks, look for an older Pugsley with the double walled rims. They are just about bombproof but heavy. Most of the newer...
04-01-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By c_m_shooter

Above 60F don't worry about it. You will still...

Above 60F don't worry about it. You will still be soaked with sweat inside a rain jacket. If it is colder I will either wear a merino wool jersey or a fleece pullover with tights.
04-01-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,702
Posted By c_m_shooter

water

water
03-21-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By c_m_shooter

I don't wear padded shorts except on dawn to dusk...

I don't wear padded shorts except on dawn to dusk rides. I like the Starter branded poly compression shorts from wally world under cargo shorts. The price is reasonable, and over the last couple...
03-12-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By c_m_shooter

Cross Check

Cross Check
03-10-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By c_m_shooter

Your gonna have to do some road riding if you...

Your gonna have to do some road riding if you want to get fit. Mountain bikers who don't ride road have no legs or lungs. You don't have to go crazy, an hour a day 4 days a week makes trail rides...
02-08-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are running that wide of a cassette don't...

If you are running that wide of a cassette don't bother with the triple unless you plan on a lot of trailer pulling or loaded touring. A compact double with 34/50 rings is a good setup. I run a...
02-07-15, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,514
Posted By c_m_shooter

Your frame says 130mm spacing on the website, so...

Your frame says 130mm spacing on the website, so you need a road wheel. Shimano 9 speed road and mountain are interchangeable on the rear. How much range do you need? If you keep it under 32...
02-03-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By c_m_shooter

Both of the site you listed gave me a headache. ...

Both of the site you listed gave me a headache. Best roadbar they had was the Ritchey Classic bend. Try shopping at Velo Orange or Rivendelle.
01-30-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By c_m_shooter

Another good thing about nine speed is that your...

Another good thing about nine speed is that your local bike shop mechanic may have take offs that he will trade for a six pack.
01-29-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those trigger shifters won't work with drop bars....

Those trigger shifters won't work with drop bars. Go 9 speed with bar end shifters on Nitto Noodle or Rando bars. This combo has worked for awhile and will continue to.
01-27-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have tried most of the dirt drops available. I...

I have tried most of the dirt drops available. I wanted to like the Nitto dirt drop, but it was too narrow. I have this one on my Fargo now in a 50cm and it seems promising. Will get a couple more...
01-07-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,125
Posted By c_m_shooter

Have you thought about a rackless bikepacking...

Have you thought about a rackless bikepacking type of setup? just a roll bag on the handlebars, large saddle bag and maybe a frame bag. Then you won't be stuck with just one bike, ride whichever you...
Forum: Touring
12-24-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,073
Posted By c_m_shooter

Handlebar bag and a medium seat bag should be all...

Handlebar bag and a medium seat bag should be all you need. There are some reasonably priced options at Velo Orange.
12-23-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,082
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are going to run the H bar, then get the...

If you are going to run the H bar, then get the troll. The LHT will have a shorter top tube intended to fit properly with drop bars. Both bikes will carry you and all your gear, but fit is going to...
12-14-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,613
Posted By c_m_shooter

That bike should work. There are no guarantees...

That bike should work. There are no guarantees with machine built wheels, some last and some don't. Get a good wheelbuider to tension them before riding to help the odds in your favor. Get rid of...
11-29-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,843
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a Cross Check. I here the Straggler is...

Get a Cross Check. I here the Straggler is pretty good too, but I still like bar end shifters and Cantis.
11-22-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,705
Posted By c_m_shooter

I would go 27.5 in a full sus. I am 5'8" and...

I would go 27.5 in a full sus. I am 5'8" and ride medium frames on my 29ers all rigid. Test rode a medium Specialized Camber 29er awhile back, cockpit felt good but seemed very sluggish and felt...
11-15-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think it will do fine. I am only about 210, but...

I think it will do fine. I am only about 210, but I beat the crap out of my Cross check for years before I had rear wheel issues; jumps, drops, rocks, trees, loaded touring, and hopping cattleguards...
11-14-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,195
Posted By c_m_shooter

You will get twice the punctures on the fatbike...

You will get twice the punctures on the fatbike as with a regular bike. More tire on the ground and the casings are pretty thin because so many riders select tires based on weight. Even so I have...
11-14-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By c_m_shooter

Are you going to beat it on trails or road ride...

Are you going to beat it on trails or road ride it? Surly stock builds are pretty stout. You should be fine, but at your weight any machine built rear wheel is a gamble.
05-25-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,741
Posted By c_m_shooter

I ran them on my cross check for a few years. ...

I ran them on my cross check for a few years. The rear will last about 1500 miles before it wears thin enough to start getting punctures. I used to change mine at the first flat, because they get...
12-21-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a bike, go outside and ride. It is way to...

Get a bike, go outside and ride. It is way to early to worry about summer heat.
12-17-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By c_m_shooter

If you are scared of toeclips, you may be better...

If you are scared of toeclips, you may be better off with a good set of BMX platform pedals. They will have a larger platform than your stockers and replacable metal pins that dig into your shoes...
12-10-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By c_m_shooter

There is a long thread about them on MTBR. They...

There is a long thread about them on MTBR. They are geared too high to ride trails stock, besides they difficulty of trail riding without a front brake. If you lower they gearing so you can get...
10-22-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By c_m_shooter

I do know cold, I grew up in northeast Ohio and...

I do know cold, I grew up in northeast Ohio and lived north of Chicago for a few years. The original poster says he's from South Carolina. Shouldn't be a problem.
10-21-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By c_m_shooter

Skip the rollers and just get some wool gear.

Skip the rollers and just get some wool gear.
08-22-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By c_m_shooter

Something from Surly. They probably have one to...

Something from Surly. They probably have one to match your bike whatever it is.
08-20-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By c_m_shooter

335936 I think this one is just as cool even...

335936

I think this one is just as cool even if I am slightly biased. It was slightly cheaper too.
08-06-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By c_m_shooter

Very well put.

Very well put.
07-11-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,959
Posted By c_m_shooter

It'll be fine. There are only about 3 models of...

It'll be fine. There are only about 3 models of 700c rim that are too wide for a 32mm tire, they are very difficult to find and don't come stock on any bikes except for the Surly Krampus.
07-02-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get the Hardrock. The suspension fork on the...

Get the Hardrock. The suspension fork on the rockhopper is unnecesary and will just be one more thing to break.
07-01-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By c_m_shooter

Look at the off side of the quick release on your...

Look at the off side of the quick release on your seatpost clamp and you will see a knurled nut. When you release the lever tighten the nut a fraction of a turn until you can barely close the quick...
06-27-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By c_m_shooter

The solid axle may be stronger, but you will have...

The solid axle may be stronger, but you will have to add a 15mm wrench to your tool kit. I managed to break a front axle on one of my mountain bikes a few years back, and put a standard replacement...
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