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07-26-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By dabigboy

Yep, it was billed as a cross-country rig. I...

Yep, it was billed as a cross-country rig. I figured the very light jumping/dropping I do would not be a problem, but maybe it is. That crack looks uncannily like mine, maybe I really did just overdo...
07-26-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,548
Posted By dabigboy

I picked up a Hydrapak (same idea as Camelback,...

I picked up a Hydrapak (same idea as Camelback, without the price premium) NIB for around $35 on ebay. I rarely roadbike, and I was tired of lugging bottles around. Used a cage at first, then bottles...
07-25-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By dabigboy

Lost 50lbs, gained new hobby!

I cracked the frame on my beloved D860 last night, so I thought it might be good to review the year's progress to cheer myself up. :)

Been a while since I perused the boards here, but I've been...
07-25-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By dabigboy

I love my bike, but.... :(

.....after taking it off the rack last night after an awesome ride, I found this.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/bikecrack_cc61765ef1ef422e4c5c2d5b6b3691a29207691a.jpg
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11-01-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By dabigboy

Need to work on my technique? That I am sure of,...

Need to work on my technique? That I am sure of, I've probably done less than 30 miles combined on the trails. :)

You know, I bet I do need to crank the pressure down. I've been using the Talus...
10-31-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By dabigboy

Good point about the climbing. I did very little...

Good point about the climbing. I did very little climbing with the Redline, as Draper does not have a lot of elevation change. The Talus is billed as an XC bike. But as much fun as I'm having on the...
10-31-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By dabigboy

Hmmm if I were nearsighted and wanted to do away...

Hmmm if I were nearsighted and wanted to do away with my glasses, I would probably rather avoid the risk of surgery altogether and go with the risk of walking into a post from not wearing them. :)
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10-30-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By dabigboy

So I had to hit Google to find out what a "plus"...

So I had to hit Google to find out what a "plus" bike is. :) The added traction and stability might be good for me, as I still lack confidence to go fast on the trail.

My current ride is a 2012...
10-30-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By dabigboy

I'm amused that a few folks are still thinking...

I'm amused that a few folks are still thinking the original video was serious. :)

ThermionicScott, I wouldn't say I have a huge amount of faith in the ability of humans to make good decisions on...
10-30-16, 01:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,047
Posted By dabigboy

This one seems legit: ...

This one seems legit:

http://www.ibikelondon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/flying-bike.jpg
10-30-16, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By dabigboy

Back when I worked at a bike shop, I had a kid...

Back when I worked at a bike shop, I had a kid ride off with a BMX bike on a test ride. After that I discovered the company used to have a hold-your-license policy, but no one was really doing it...
10-30-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By dabigboy

OK, now I'm spoiled

My bike is down with a broke rear axle. I finally got all the stuff to fix it (had lost some bearings and I bought the wrong size bearings at first, got a too-short rear axle the first time, etc...
10-30-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By dabigboy

Come on ThermionicScott, tell me how you really...

Come on ThermionicScott, tell me how you really feel about my opinion. :)



That's certainly a very interesting response, but from a programmer's perspective, its significance is hard to...
09-22-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By dabigboy

Your comment is well taken. There were only a few...

Your comment is well taken. There were only a few spots where we were slinging a lot of mud on our bikes. But, having seen the conditions a day after a moderate rain, I'll give it at least two days...
09-18-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By dabigboy

On a serious note, I firmly believe that...

On a serious note, I firmly believe that driveless cars will *never* be truly workable in the current real-world environment until/unless artificial intelligence makes some big breakthroughs....
09-18-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By dabigboy

Great feedback, thanks all! I wasn't planning on...

Great feedback, thanks all! I wasn't planning on dumping a ton of money, just wanted a second set of rims with the offroad tires ready for action. I went to the Draper trails today with a friend...
09-15-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,811
Posted By dabigboy

Humm, I didn't know ditching helmets was really...

Humm, I didn't know ditching helmets was really "a thing" with anyone. I guess I understand (but disagree with) folks who don't feel like bothering with a helmet, but then it's really not that much...
09-15-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By dabigboy

Wheel suggestion for light trails with a Talus 3.

Hi all,

I'm kind of a bike newbie. I'm shopping for some rims for my Raleigh Talus 3. My wife and I mostly pull the kids around town and local parks, so my current street/general use tires work...
09-15-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,982
Posted By dabigboy

This is great for the bikes. Think about it,...

This is great for the bikes. Think about it, while I'm in the grocery store, my bike can be out on the trails having some fun and working out its bearings. I'll just summon it with my phone about the...
08-12-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dabigboy

As a long-time CL'er, the ad looks totally legit...

As a long-time CL'er, the ad looks totally legit to me. Punks generally don't elaborate much on the item with mundane details and backstory. Value, like beauty, really IS in the eye of the beholder....
08-12-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By dabigboy

Second bike: Another CL find

Well the 2000 GR Saddleback I picked up as my beginner bike a few months ago has proven tough as nails, but doesn't quite fit me. It's also a bit on the cheap side, and I can't seem to get it to...
08-10-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By dabigboy

You know, it hadn't even occurred to me that...

You know, it hadn't even occurred to me that riding on the sidewalk might be illegal, in fact I have always been more concerned that we might have traffic violation issues on the street. Evidently...
08-10-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,834
Posted By dabigboy

Who wants to bet the package arrives marked as a...

Who wants to bet the package arrives marked as a "gift"? :)

Matt
08-08-16, 03:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,024
Posted By dabigboy

I'm still a newb, so I won't try to offer...

I'm still a newb, so I won't try to offer specific advice, but I'll share my experience. Not sure the exact gearing on my bike (it's a 2000 GT Saddleback) but I did some pretty steep climbs a month...
08-07-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By dabigboy

First group ride

My wife and I did our first group ride this weekend, the weekly Oklahoma City Donut Run. We enjoyed the scenic ride through some of OKC's old historic neighborhoods, and the bakery was awesome. Took...
08-07-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,266
Posted By dabigboy

For a minute I thought you guys were talking...

For a minute I thought you guys were talking about the "Eddie Bauer" bikes. :) I almost bought one for my wife a few months ago when looking for our first bikes. Called the guy up, met at his house...
08-07-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By dabigboy

Are you sold on the bike seat idea? My kids are a...

Are you sold on the bike seat idea? My kids are a little past toddler stage (3 and 4 yrs), we just got into biking this year and picked up a couple of trailers from CL. My original thought was a bike...
07-01-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,333
Posted By dabigboy

At Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, I have enough...

At Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, I have enough trouble noticing the hardcore folks coming up behind my leisurely self even WITHOUT earbuds! At least most riders will holler, but some just sneak past...
06-30-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By dabigboy

Progress!!!

Well today I noticed what I suppose is a very minor detail, but got me pretty excited....

I'm 6'1". Since getting married (2010), I've gone from 195lbs to about 225lbs. Despite still feeling...
06-29-16, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By dabigboy

Well, after some further research, I realized the...

Well, after some further research, I realized the Hardrock from one year to the next could be quite a different bike at times. It would probably be helpful if I'd posted a pic of his bike....I found...
06-27-16, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By dabigboy

Next bike, Hardrock comparisons

Hi all,

First I want to say thanks again to everyone who responded a few months ago when I was acquiring bikes for me and my wife. Went with the advice here and did NOT sink a bunch of money into...
03-14-16, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,096
Posted By dabigboy

Hi again, I got sidetracked on the GT...

Hi again,

I got sidetracked on the GT project, came down last week with some kind of nasty flu bug. This weekend I am finally back up to speed for the most part, so I took some time to finish...
03-03-16, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,096
Posted By dabigboy

Good eye on the frame, it is indeed an 18". I...

Good eye on the frame, it is indeed an 18". I wondered if this might be too small, but I feel pretty well extended when I sit on it....then again, I have very little riding experience with a proper...
03-01-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By dabigboy

Whoa, that looks like fun! I've seen pics of that...

Whoa, that looks like fun! I've seen pics of that place but never thought of someone biking it.

Matt
03-01-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,096
Posted By dabigboy

GT Saddleback purchase, and fork advice

Hi all,

I am new to the forums, my wife and I are just getting into cycling. I have her set up with a nice old Schwinn Crossfit, and just picked up a 2000 GT Saddleback on CL for $50. It needs...
Forum: Introductions
03-01-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By dabigboy

Well I did a light tune-up (it needed almost...

Well I did a light tune-up (it needed almost nothing) and safety check of the Schwinn the other day, and my wife took it to the store and back. She loves it! There are a couple minor fitting...
Forum: Introductions
02-25-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By dabigboy

Thanks all, I'm about 17 years shy of the...

Thanks all,

I'm about 17 years shy of the 50+ forum, but I hope to still be biking by then. :) Have not been in a bike shop in nearly 7 years, as I don't want to purchase new, and I don't feel...
Forum: Introductions
02-25-16, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By dabigboy

Okie couple getting back to it, Schwinn Crossfit, and ???

Hi all,

Looks like my wife and I are going to tackle cycling this year. We've biked only a bit since getting married, but I kinda got the bug after using the rent-a-bikes to cruise a park and...
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