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03-24-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,858
Posted By 24/7biker

Some Novatecs are good, some are total garbage. ...

Some Novatecs are good, some are total garbage. DTs are some of the best hubs on the market, easy to service and get parts for, and super reliable. I'd go with the DTs.
03-24-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By 24/7biker

Probably just an out of true wheel. Take it to a...

Probably just an out of true wheel. Take it to a bike shop, easy fix.
03-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By 24/7biker

You need to run a 1.5mm spacer behind the...

You need to run a 1.5mm spacer behind the cassette for the lockring to cinch down. A bike shop would probably give you one for free.
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,765
Posted By 24/7biker

there are several free campsites along the trail,...

there are several free campsites along the trail, also a number of other camping areas close to the trail that are all very reasonably priced. Probably my favorite place to camp near the trail is...
03-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By 24/7biker

Older 26" mountain bikes can make decent gravel...

Older 26" mountain bikes can make decent gravel bikes. I recently just turned my old 26" mtb into a gravel/bikepacking rig. I added a Surly rigid fork to it that has tons of tire clearance, i put a...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By 24/7biker

I have the same rack also had a topeak light that...

I have the same rack also had a topeak light that was supposed to work with it, same setup as yours. Totally stupid design, didn't really work. Topeak usually makes good stuff but that light...
03-05-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By 24/7biker

The Kenda Happy Medium would be my choice. You...

The Kenda Happy Medium would be my choice. You can get it in a 2.0 or 2.35, probably a lot lighter than some of touring type tires.
02-28-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By 24/7biker

Go to Moab! Tons of trails there, plenty of stuff...

Go to Moab! Tons of trails there, plenty of stuff to ride even if you're not the most experienced mountain biker. Scenery is absolutely epic everywhere you look out there.
02-20-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By 24/7biker

STW top tube pad, can be had for around $20...

STW top tube pad, can be had for around $20 online and come in a bunch of different colors.
Forum: Touring
02-24-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,498
Posted By 24/7biker

You should have tried the Army Corp campground at...

You should have tried the Army Corp campground at the yough outflow, just 10 miles from Ohiopyle. nice campground, right on the trail.
02-24-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,129
Posted By 24/7biker

I didn't like the Challenge Gravel Grinder, it...

I didn't like the Challenge Gravel Grinder, it had a flat profile to it which made it roll slow. Switched to the Maxxis Rambler 40mm, even though it's a larger tire it has more of a rounded profile...
02-11-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,541
Posted By 24/7biker

The entire point of buying a gravel bike is that...

The entire point of buying a gravel bike is that I don't ever have to drive somewhere to use it. I have a pretty good network of backroads, gravel roads, and railtrail that I can get on right from...
02-11-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By 24/7biker

I have a dedicated gravel bike but I also have a...

I have a dedicated gravel bike but I also have a backup set of wheels for my mtb with thinner gravel tires. Really, with the proper tires the mtb is no slower than my gravel bike and it's sometimes...
02-11-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By 24/7biker

Running a maxxis rambler 40mm on the back of my...

Running a maxxis rambler 40mm on the back of my gravel bike and a 1.9" 29er tire on the front. should give me some extra confidence on singletrack and steep loose descents. As others have mentioned...
02-11-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By 24/7biker

I would suggest a steel frame for durablity,...

I would suggest a steel frame for durablity, they'll last a lifetime unlike carbon or aluminum. Check out the Surly Cross Check or Soma Double Cross. At a slightly lower pricepoint there is also...
Forum: Touring
02-07-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By 24/7biker

Bicycle Brew Tour

Looking to do a craft beer brew tour this summer. I was thinking about maybe doing a 3 day ride or so that featured as many craft breweries as possible along the route. Living in the Pittsburgh are...
04-08-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By 24/7biker

can't go wrong with a rock shox reba. the rock...

can't go wrong with a rock shox reba. the rock shox recon is another good fork, similar to the reba but a little less expensive.
03-03-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By 24/7biker

with a narrower tire you don't have as much room...

with a narrower tire you don't have as much room to play with tire pressure. this is probably why you are having trouble with your rear tire. try a bigger tire, drop the air pressure down and...
03-03-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By 24/7biker

Redline Monocog 29'er. MSRP of $550, singlespeed...

Redline Monocog 29'er. MSRP of $550, singlespeed so it's simple and low maintenance, rigid fork but with the bigger 29" tires who needs suspension. Buy one you won't regret it!
03-03-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,512
Posted By 24/7biker

as long as your bike was made in the 90's it...

as long as your bike was made in the 90's it should have 135mm rear spacing so modern wheels should work just fine.
03-03-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By 24/7biker

why dont you just try a 12-36 cassette, that way...

why dont you just try a 12-36 cassette, that way you dont have to mess with your chainrings.
10-08-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By 24/7biker

could be a pedal bearing. try different pedals...

could be a pedal bearing. try different pedals and see if the sound still persists.
06-19-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By 24/7biker

sounds like a cable tension issue for sure. ...

sounds like a cable tension issue for sure. watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzvfCaIbyQ.
06-19-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By 24/7biker

the drivers insurance should cover the...

the drivers insurance should cover the replacement of your bike. i wouldnt risk riding on damaged equipment.
Forum: Touring
06-05-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,942
Posted By 24/7biker

i wouldnt worry about spoke count. make sure the...

i wouldnt worry about spoke count. make sure the wheels are in good condition and carry a few extra spokes just in case one breaks.
05-04-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By 24/7biker

i assume your talking about the backwards facing...

i assume your talking about the backwards facing fork. yeah, thats a mistake.
04-01-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,310
Posted By 24/7biker

you could go down to an inch if you want. ...

you could go down to an inch if you want. ritchey makes a 26" slick tire that comes in a 1" width. rims will accept a pretty wide range of tire sizes.
04-01-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,622
Posted By 24/7biker

check ebay, you can buy like a hundred bearings...

check ebay, you can buy like a hundred bearings for only a couple bucks. buy grade 25 bearings which are the best quality.
Forum: Touring
03-31-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By 24/7biker

i have a set of panaracer ribmo tires (700x32)...

i have a set of panaracer ribmo tires (700x32) and they were a pain to install when they were new. after a couple weeks of use i took them off and remounted them and they went on a lot easier. ...
03-21-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By 24/7biker

you can keep your current front derailleur, all...

you can keep your current front derailleur, all you will have to do is re-adjust it.
03-16-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,956
Posted By 24/7biker

i have 700x32 panaracer ribmo tires on my...

i have 700x32 panaracer ribmo tires on my cyclocross bike. they work well on asphalt, limestone paths, and they even do pretty well in the woods.
Forum: Touring
03-05-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,329
Posted By 24/7biker

i would think that almost any public building...

i would think that almost any public building (courthouse, library, ect) would have have water fountains that you could use if need be. also, parks are a easy place to find water. almost every...
03-04-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By 24/7biker

sounds like you're looking for a cyclocross type...

sounds like you're looking for a cyclocross type fork. maybe check out the surly cross check fork http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7000&category=633.
02-24-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By 24/7biker

smaller tubes will work just fine. i always run...

smaller tubes will work just fine. i always run smaller tubes and never had any problems with flats. heck, a friend of mine was running maxxis flyweight 26" tubes on his 29er that had 2.4" schwalbe...
12-30-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By 24/7biker

even if you did bend the derailleur you can...

even if you did bend the derailleur you can ususally bend those back into place by hand. i would buy a new hanger though, it's a 5 min job to replace it yourself.
09-04-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By 24/7biker

any rim is disc compatible, you just can't use...

any rim is disc compatible, you just can't use rim brakes on disc rims.
08-26-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,124
Views: 2,691,369
Posted By 24/7biker

Here is my Focus Mares Expert. It's an 09' with...

Here is my Focus Mares Expert. It's an 09' with Ultegra components. I just picked it up last week, it was a closeout from my lbs.
Forum: Touring
03-17-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By 24/7biker

i believe you will need a 4.5 mm spacer to use...

i believe you will need a 4.5 mm spacer to use your a 7 spd cassette.
03-15-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By 24/7biker

chain reaction has 9spd Sora left shifters for...

chain reaction has 9spd Sora left shifters for $60 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=29060.

i dont see why somebody would want to go with 10 spd components for a touring...
03-10-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By 24/7biker

sounds like a freehub problem and not a problem...

sounds like a freehub problem and not a problem with the cassette. try tightening the freehub.
03-04-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By 24/7biker

the rear spacing on almost all road bikes is...

the rear spacing on almost all road bikes is 130mm, for most mountain bikes it's 135mm, some cyclocross and touring bikes will have 132.5mm spacing which will allow you to use road or mountain hubs.
Forum: Touring
03-03-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By 24/7biker

this seems like a neat spinning combo, it says...

this seems like a neat spinning combo, it says that it packs down to under 20" http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_98018_100003000_100000000_100003000_100-3-0
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03-01-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By 24/7biker

if you plan on upgrading immediately then you...

if you plan on upgrading immediately then you should just save up and buy a better bike to start out with. upgrading parts becomes expensive, it's better to buy a bike with decent components than to...
02-28-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,611
Posted By 24/7biker

also if your lacing the wheels using a different...

also if your lacing the wheels using a different lacing pattern then that will also have an effect on spoke length.
02-28-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,611
Posted By 24/7biker

the deore 525 hubs will work just fine, just...

the deore 525 hubs will work just fine, just replace the bearings and re-grease the hubs about once a year and you'll get a lot of use out of them.

do you know what hubs are on your wheels right...
02-28-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By 24/7biker

performance has some good deals right now. they...

performance has some good deals right now. they have a couple GT Peace 9r's on sale and their house brand XCL 29'er looks like a bargain. they have a 10% off sale today as well....
02-28-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By 24/7biker

I have a Topeak Master Blaster that i take riding...

I have a Topeak Master Blaster that i take riding with me. I've had it for about 5 years and it still works great.

For home use i have a Topeak Joe Blow floor pump, can't say anything bad about...
02-27-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,354
Posted By 24/7biker

single speed bikes are cheaper, lighter, and...

single speed bikes are cheaper, lighter, and require less maintenance than traditional geared bikes. you can ride a singlespeed anywhere a geared bike can go providing that the rider is strong...
02-27-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By 24/7biker

if you have a freehub body that will accept a...

if you have a freehub body that will accept a shimano cassette then you should be able to use a sram cassette on that same freehub body. the splines on shimano and sram cassettes are the same.
02-26-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By 24/7biker

just looking at nashbar's site and came across...

just looking at nashbar's site and came across these:

these would be good shoes if they have your size http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_508689_-1. i had a...
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