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06-29-16, 06:52 AM
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Posted By trekker pete

Yeah, I was afraid that might be the case. I...

Yeah, I was afraid that might be the case. I really have no interest in building an e-bike, now that I no longer bike commute (new job is a field tech, typical day is a few hundred miles). The only...
06-26-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By trekker pete

Not sure what the max draw is on it. It has a 5Ah...

Not sure what the max draw is on it. It has a 5Ah rating, but that isn't necessarily the max draw. I take the rating of it to mean that it will put out 200w for an hour.

As for why I would use...
06-26-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By trekker pete

BTW, if you are in the market for a new mower,...

BTW, if you are in the market for a new mower, forget ICE powered ones. This thing is awesome. It is nice to know that I will never again waste time cleaning mower carbs because I neglected to...
06-26-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By trekker pete

Just bought an e-mower.

I suspect everyone knows where this thread is going.

As I pulled the 40V 5Ah battery and charger out of the box, my first thought was, hmmm, I'll bet this would be a kick-ass e-bike power source. ...
12-16-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By trekker pete

My car doubles as a parts storeroom. Laying the...

My car doubles as a parts storeroom. Laying the bike down kills storage. I do plan on trying my bike in his car
12-16-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By trekker pete

Best fuel efficient car that can swallow my 29er

I guess this is as good a forum as any to put this.

I am a field engineer. I drive A LOT. I currently drive an 09 Sonata. I have taken my Marin bobcat 29er (medium frame) with me, but, it has to...
09-12-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,158
Posted By trekker pete

I have this bike and love it. Not the lightest...

I have this bike and love it. Not the lightest bike around, but it is a blast to ride. The XCR fork is very plush. The shimano hydro brakes are great. No problems with the drivetrain yet.

I got a...
08-09-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By trekker pete

Prolly not. Still have a trek roadie.

Prolly not. Still have a trek roadie.
08-09-14, 07:09 AM
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Views: 728
Posted By trekker pete

My new bike.

Marin Bikes | Bobcat Trail 29er | Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, and City/Commuter Bicycles | us (http://www.marinbikes.com/us/bikes/description/2014-bobcat-trail-29er)

700 bucks.

Got into...
01-17-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By trekker pete

Frame warranties.

If I buy a bike on CL and I have the original sales receipt, would I be able to use the manufacturer frame warranty? The reason I ask is that I am looking at a DB recoil on CL. It is a '13 which is...
11-15-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By trekker pete

what ^^^^ said. $600 buys decent heavy, not...

what ^^^^ said.

$600 buys decent heavy, not good light.
11-04-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By trekker pete

Yes, I see that it is showing up. Not sure what I...

Yes, I see that it is showing up. Not sure what I did earlier to think otherwise.

A for American bikes, I wouldn't expect one to be 400. That 400 dollar one generally isn't. But, I would think...
11-04-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By trekker pete

Yeah, but Cannondales are made in...

Yeah, but Cannondales are made in .....uhhhhh......never mind.

Looks like the secret sale is over. Also looks like I will stay with my trusty old litle wheeled C'dale. The one that actually was...
11-03-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By trekker pete

go with cleats. many are hesitant as they think...

go with cleats. many are hesitant as they think you are locked in. you are, until you don't want to be. i use cheapo SPDs set loosely. they never come out when i don't want them too and always...
11-01-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By trekker pete

I am a big fan of buying used, but, it seems like...

I am a big fan of buying used, but, it seems like there really aren't that many great deals on 29ers as everyone and their brother wants one. 26ers are a different story. There are great deals on CL...
11-01-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By trekker pete

Decent 400 dollar 29er?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/29point2.htm

Dart 3 fork (not great, but a step or two up from bottom of the barrel suntour forks generally found at this price), Avid BB5 brakes, which...
10-29-13, 05:10 PM
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Views: 15,580
Posted By trekker pete

My "new" bike is an early 2000s C-dale Jekyll....

My "new" bike is an early 2000s C-dale Jekyll. The rest of the mtb fleet is a mid 90s Giant ATX 970 and an old Raleigh Talon rigid that I got for 20 bucks.

The Jekyll is a blast. The Giant will...
10-29-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By trekker pete

I would recommend a roadie with aero bars. The...

I would recommend a roadie with aero bars. The aero bars allow you to put your weight on your elbows and give your wrists a rest. I have them on my road bike and love them, especially on long rides.
10-25-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By trekker pete

Wow, that sucks. I have a friend that is going...

Wow, that sucks. I have a friend that is going through serious back issues and it ain't no fun. Hopefully the docs can figure it out. Have you looked at recumbents? I have a good recumbent stationary...
10-24-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By trekker pete

You should hang upside down in the garage for...

You should hang upside down in the garage for awhile too. Might help those discs.

Nice rig. Get healthy and put it to use.
10-23-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By trekker pete

Can Aluminum frame cracks be welded? I have been...

Can Aluminum frame cracks be welded? I have been looking for a good reason to buy a welder and teach myself. Can Aluminum (tig, I think?) be welded with a cheapo arc welder?
10-23-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By trekker pete

90s rockhopper with head tube cracks

Apparently this was a common problem. Obviously using these bikes on any sort of off-road stuff would be unwise, but, how about light duty bike path duty?

There are a few of these for sale cheap....
10-18-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By trekker pete

Weird. Not sure what type of pad it was I...

Weird.

Not sure what type of pad it was I replaced on my Cannondale Jekyll, but it helped a lot.
10-16-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By trekker pete

Knees and hips are designed to suspend us and...

Knees and hips are designed to suspend us and they do it fairly well, assuming they are in working order. Wrists, elbows and shoulders are not really made for the abuse of fast downhill rough...
10-16-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By trekker pete

A good front fork is fairly important. IMO, rear...

A good front fork is fairly important. IMO, rear suspensions are less important as you come equipped from the factory with your own. They're called knees.
10-12-13, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By trekker pete

Steerer extenders

My son's bike is an old Giant ATX970. It has a pretty much dead RST 381 front fork. The rest of the bike is in great shape. I would like to put a decent used fork on it. Budget is pretty low. Rather...
10-09-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,431
Posted By trekker pete

Couldn't see myself on a full fat bike, but,...

Couldn't see myself on a full fat bike, but, would love to try a rigid chromo 29er with a 4 inch front tire. I think this combination just might add up to enough suspension for my old wrists.
10-08-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By trekker pete

I am also a recent roadie convert to the bumpy...

I am also a recent roadie convert to the bumpy side. My first ride sounded abou like yours. 20 year old 20 dollar CL rigid raleigh. As I bombed down hill I thought to myself, this is the most fun...
10-07-13, 01:10 PM
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Views: 1,740
Posted By trekker pete

That erb looks pretty neat. Is anyone racing them?

That erb looks pretty neat. Is anyone racing them?
10-07-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By trekker pete

You'd lose that bet, Colin. The hanger is...

You'd lose that bet, Colin. The hanger is straight as an arrow. I was surprised myself. I think it has to do with the way it broke. It is wasn't as a result of a direct strike to the derailleur....
10-06-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,484
Posted By trekker pete

I'm a mtb noob. Got my feet wet this summer on a...

I'm a mtb noob. Got my feet wet this summer on a $20 old rigid raleigh I found on CL. What an absolute blast that thing was to ride on slower sections. Trouble is going fast over bumps is kinda fun...
10-04-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By trekker pete

Looking on ebay, seems like X5s are quite a bit...

Looking on ebay, seems like X5s are quite a bit cheaper than X7. Assuming that I will eventually shred another, I am leaning towards X5. Is there really much of a performance difference between 5-7...
10-04-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By trekker pete

Wish it was the hanger. It is the derailleur. It...

Wish it was the hanger. It is the derailleur. It broke at the point where it pivots. The shifter is an SRAM 9.0 SL gripshifter. So, this means I have to stick with SRAM? Does a shimano have a...
10-04-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By trekker pete

the freewheel went out on my daughter's box store...

the freewheel went out on my daughter's box store junker. i went to the lbs and the tech had one of those shimano mega range freewheels that was used. sold it to me for 15 bucks installed. that piece...
10-04-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By trekker pete

Bombproof RD suggestions?

I am a mtb newb.

Last night I experienced my first equipment casualty.

I was doing a short bit of bushwacking to get back on trail. Just as I was getting to the trail, I hopped off the bike...
10-03-13, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By trekker pete

what ^^^^ said. people are pertty much giving...

what ^^^^ said. people are pertty much giving away "obsolete" stuff, including really nice high end stuff. take advantage of the fact that you prefer to roll retro gear.
09-30-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By trekker pete

Was wondering when a penny farthing would show up...

Was wondering when a penny farthing would show up in this thread. Wonder if anyone has ever done a penny farthing mtb?
09-30-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By trekker pete

600 is a fair price for a stock Cobia. You get a...

600 is a fair price for a stock Cobia. You get a few hundred dollars worth of Tubeless upgrade on top of it. You did good, assuming it fits.
09-29-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By trekker pete

Ahhh, go with a 160 fork. It will look/ride like...

Ahhh, go with a 160 fork. It will look/ride like a chopper!
09-29-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By trekker pete

Yes, big in front makes more sense too me. ...

Yes, big in front makes more sense too me.

But face it, big in back looks cool, be it dragsters or bikes.
09-29-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By trekker pete

That's just wrong. On about the fifth...

That's just wrong.

On about the fifth rewatch I managed to actually watch the bike and am happy to report that he apparently did a very good job absorbing most of the impact with the middle of his...
09-29-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By trekker pete

Warranties are nice, but used bike depreciation...

Warranties are nice, but used bike depreciation is even nicer, when you are the guy buying one. I just got an old Cannondale Jekyll for 200 bucks. Entry level forks cost that much.

Is there a bit...
09-29-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By trekker pete

I agree, jacked up in the rear looks way cooler...

I agree, jacked up in the rear looks way cooler than jacked up in the front. As an 11 year old every single hotrod car I drew when I was supposed to be listening to my teacher, had the big wheel in...
09-29-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,405
Posted By trekker pete

The 26er used market has stupid deals out there...

The 26er used market has stupid deals out there as everyone wants to go to 29ers. I recently picked up an early 2000s Cannondale Jekyll for 200 bucks. The Jekyll was a $2500 bike when it came out.
...
09-28-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By trekker pete

I have an old Giant FS bike with a shot front...

I have an old Giant FS bike with a shot front fork and straight bars that are too low. I have considered making it into a 69er as it would get the bars up to an acceptable height. It would be worth...
09-28-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By trekker pete

auch indeed. yikes. now i remember...

auch indeed.

yikes.

now i remember why i don't do that spin the bike around in mid-air dealio. well, that and a complete lack of skill.
09-26-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,012
Posted By trekker pete

a head tube mounted small machine gun, something...

a head tube mounted small machine gun, something like an uzi would be pretty badass.
09-26-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,012
Posted By trekker pete

Never have, but, I don't see a problem. If you...

Never have, but, I don't see a problem. If you have a removable barrel, you could probably get it into a day pack with it hanging out at the top. This would be preferable to a shoulder sling, I would...
09-25-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By trekker pete

Here's to sturdy taints! I suspect that how...

Here's to sturdy taints!

I suspect that how you mountain bike matters. If you upshift and hammer climbs, that should help build quads. If you spin your arse off, you will be more cut, have good...
09-24-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By trekker pete

wonder if porn stars ride 650bs?

wonder if porn stars ride 650bs?
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