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07-19-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By carlosponti

yes only hubs/wheelsets that will work on your...

yes only hubs/wheelsets that will work on your bike will be 9mm QR
07-17-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By carlosponti

most likely its a revel 3 from 2014...

most likely its a revel 3 from 2014 https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3051104
07-12-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By carlosponti

cant tell by the picture but you have the mount...

cant tell by the picture but you have the mount on the frame for a rear disk brake caliper. if you dont have the mount for the caliper on the front fork you have to replace the front fork with a...
06-25-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By carlosponti

lavender and eucalyptus do absolutely nothing but...

lavender and eucalyptus do absolutely nothing but make your injury smell nice. I mean seriously go to a doctor.
06-24-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By carlosponti

consider going to the doctor, there are some...

consider going to the doctor, there are some serious underlying bleeding issues that can come up.
06-05-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By carlosponti

While I am not I do see the necessity of wearing...

While I am not I do see the necessity of wearing it if you have had issues with those injuries. Ive ridden with a couple of people who are older and really need the protection because of the recovery...
05-15-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By carlosponti

its probably an attempt to lower the pricing...

its probably an attempt to lower the pricing which is actually good they are going to try that. you have other companies like microshift coming out with cheaper 1x11 mech they have to keep up.
05-13-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By carlosponti

guessing we will need more clarification. what...

guessing we will need more clarification. what are your plans for riding that you are considering changing tires or needing a smaller bike? If you are looking for MTB trails in Chicago there is an...
05-09-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By carlosponti

tubeless is the best option to keep punctures...

tubeless is the best option to keep punctures managed. There is also a puncture tape like this (https://www.amazon.com/Thorn-Buster-Inner-Protector-Bicycle/dp/B00ZQV70HY). one thing about the tube...
05-06-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By carlosponti

Ive had a couple of pedal strikes to the shin and...

Ive had a couple of pedal strikes to the shin and knee, been thinking about getting knee pads at the least.
05-01-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By carlosponti

Diamondback makes the Hook and Line both are 1x8...

Diamondback makes the Hook and Line both are 1x8 and 1x9 respectively bikes decent components for under 800. but they are going to be 27.5. I think you will find 27.5 not a bad option for a newer...
04-30-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By carlosponti

I replaced the cables on my old raleigh had...

I replaced the cables on my old raleigh had shimano components. bought shimano cables worked great. I watched some tutorials on youtube its a fairly simple job. if you find yourself doing it a lot...
04-29-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By carlosponti

RJ does a video showing how to make a special...

RJ does a video showing how to make a special tool for getting the headset out as well its basically a pipe with cuts creating four tabs that expand out once tool is inserted then hammer on the other...
04-22-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By carlosponti

if they are hydraulic brakes maybe its time for a...

if they are hydraulic brakes maybe its time for a air bleed. that can give you a spongy feeling if there is air in the lines as well.
04-09-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By carlosponti

my daughter is 5-1 I just got her a 27.5 wheel...

my daughter is 5-1 I just got her a 27.5 wheel size but small frame. if you look around depending on her height they make xtra small frames and small frames. already mentioned but putting smaller...
04-09-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By carlosponti

manitou mahkor is a nice fork for under 300....

manitou mahkor is a nice fork for under 300. rockshox recon is around 300. one thing you have to know is steerer. is your steerer 1 1/8 or tapered. you are limited to a few budget forks with 1 1/8...
04-08-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By carlosponti

If you have the money for the full suspension go...

If you have the money for the full suspension go for it. I believe that its the better bike out of the two. the trance has a fox shock with MRP add on and 1x. for the money thats a great bike.
...
04-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By carlosponti

I have a fuji Nevada, I have the 1.7 which has...

I have a fuji Nevada, I have the 1.7 which has hydraulic brakes Acera rear derailleur. Its a fairly decent bike, ill probably go 1x on it eventually. The GT aggressor is a decent bike for the money...
04-01-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By carlosponti

another question is the fork original to the...

another question is the fork original to the bike? its always possible the guy didnt know about the crown race and swapped forks without it. especially since the crown race has to be removed by a...
04-01-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By carlosponti

i'm not entirely sure but i believe you have to...

i'm not entirely sure but i believe you have to buy the crown race that comes with the headset. its a interference fit on the fork so if you pulled the fork its probably still there. yes tapered fork...
04-01-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By carlosponti

what size steerer tube is your fork? if its a...

what size steerer tube is your fork? if its a tapered steerer tube you need a 1 1/2 inch diameter if its a straight steerer tube you need a 1 1/8 inch diameter. what happened to the crown race that...
04-01-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By carlosponti

youtubers BKXC, Seths Bike Hacks and Singletrack...

youtubers BKXC, Seths Bike Hacks and Singletrack sampler all have some nice videos on the Florida trails some look really fun.
03-29-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By carlosponti

put some cruiser bars on it. lowering the seat...

put some cruiser bars on it. lowering the seat will make pedaling inefficient and uncomfortable rising bars will be better.

cruiser bars...
03-28-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By carlosponti

Is there any play from the axle in the hub body?...

Is there any play from the axle in the hub body? It could be that they are not tight enough and the play only shows up under load. just a thought I dont really know how that could happen either.
03-27-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By carlosponti

So a picture would be helpful. The only thing I...

So a picture would be helpful. The only thing I know of is that on older xct they didnt have lockouts but had a preload adjuster like they do on the left side of the fork. the newer forks have a...
03-20-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By carlosponti

Couple of reviews I saw online of the nishiki...

Couple of reviews I saw online of the nishiki Colorado comp looked like a good bike it's a 27.5+ with seam nx 1x11 drive train. It had mechanical disk breaks and a cheap coil fork but is at around...
03-18-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By carlosponti

friend of mine started with a marlin 5 he wasnt...

friend of mine started with a marlin 5 he wasnt very comfortable on it, he's in the 300 lb range. He got the roscoe 7 it was more comfortable for him. But I understand the budget deal thats what I...
03-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By carlosponti

have you thought about looking at a mid fat bike?...

have you thought about looking at a mid fat bike? 27.5+ or 29+
03-12-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,628
Posted By carlosponti

I mean is he riding whistler with jump lines? or...

I mean is he riding whistler with jump lines? or single track? there is a wide variety in "mountain bike trails"

where I ride its simple single track and everything works fine on it. I mean it...
03-12-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,989
Posted By carlosponti

I will be honest the coil forks are going to be...

I will be honest the coil forks are going to be heavier no matter the brand. Partly depends on how much you are willing to spend as well. since you are working with a 1 1/8th inch steerer itll be...
03-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,989
Posted By carlosponti

might check ebay for 80mm travel forks.

might check ebay for 80mm travel forks.
03-12-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,416
Posted By carlosponti

I dig the rear derailleur, is that 3 cogs?

I dig the rear derailleur, is that 3 cogs?
03-12-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,111
Posted By carlosponti

you know whats weird is lately I've been seeing...

you know whats weird is lately I've been seeing more people ride cross and gravel bikes with rigid forks and drop bars lately. after riding a rigid fork for a year I wouldn't go back. Mine is a cheap...
03-12-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,628
Posted By carlosponti

500 can get a nice bike depending on what you...

500 can get a nice bike depending on what you plan on riding. I ride cross country trails and my 500 dollar bike doesn't limit me in anyway where I ride. I also suggest that you learn to fix things...
02-21-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By carlosponti

33 cm to 34 cm its about the same height as a...

33 cm to 34 cm its about the same height as a yeti 29er sb130, is their geometry not listed correctly on the website?
02-21-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By carlosponti

from what I understand you can interchange the...

from what I understand you can interchange the cassette between sram and shimano but you have to have a sram derailleur with a sram shifter and shimano shifter with shimano derailleur because of how...
02-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By carlosponti

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/BicycleDatabase.as...

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/BicycleDatabase.aspx?make=701 might be a good starting place. will give you an idea of components you have on your bike. for parts beyond components you can go to your...
02-07-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By carlosponti

Difficult to say the GT I like the drive train...

Difficult to say the GT I like the drive train but the giant has a better fork. Consider going to the Giant Talon 2 looked like it had a little better drive train and fork for the same price as the...
02-01-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By carlosponti

shouldnt be a problem to run the 8 speed shifter...

shouldnt be a problem to run the 8 speed shifter on the 7 speed cassette. but if you want you can easily pull off the 7 speed cassette exchange it for an 8 like a shimano hg31.
01-31-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By carlosponti

Start with watching maintenance videos find books...

Start with watching maintenance videos find books on the subject. come up with a project that progresses your ability. Try replacing your shift and brake cables or break the bike down to the frame...
01-25-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By carlosponti

free spirit is the brand its a sears brand from a...

free spirit is the brand its a sears brand from a ways back. mt royal is the model. itd be fine for riding around on but i wouldnt take it on trails.
12-21-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,700
Posted By carlosponti

DID YOU HIT A DEER!? lol joking :)

DID YOU HIT A DEER!? lol joking :)
12-12-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By carlosponti

I did a tubeless conversion on my non tubeless...

I did a tubeless conversion on my non tubeless ready rims. They were a bit difficult to get setup but I got there. You will not notice much difference, I have a hard tail, I didn't notice much in the...
12-06-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,535
Posted By carlosponti

photography, woodworking/woodturning, 3d printing...

photography, woodworking/woodturning, 3d printing and art(painting and drawing).
12-05-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By carlosponti

If i had to choose any of those Id pick the 99...

If i had to choose any of those Id pick the 99 specialized or try talking down the cannondale down to 150. of course it comes down to being able to ride the trails you wish to ride. if you plan on...
12-04-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By carlosponti

you can soak paper towels in vinegar, if you...

you can soak paper towels in vinegar, if you dont have a way to soak them, wrap the paper towel around parts you wish to derust. not sure how well it would work on really rusty parts but light rust...
11-19-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,240
Posted By carlosponti

ah so you could go fat bike (26 inch wheels) and...

ah so you could go fat bike (26 inch wheels) and just put a set of drop bars on them. :)
11-19-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,240
Posted By carlosponti

should have just said this from the start.

should have just said this from the start.
11-19-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,240
Posted By carlosponti

ok regardless of whether 26 is dead blah blah you...

ok regardless of whether 26 is dead blah blah you have a remarkable set of guidelines you are looking for. carbon fiber frame is a relatively new thing( its been around for a couple of decades but...
10-22-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By carlosponti

Its a stress relief.

Its a stress relief.
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