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08-27-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By eshew

I've used small modeling files to remove any...

I've used small modeling files to remove any burrs. If it's big I've also filled with jb weld. But chances are you'll to completely fine. Do your lowers services and Sarah's at the proper intervals...
08-25-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By eshew

I'm 5'10 and I prefer a 450 reach. Modern bikes...

I'm 5'10 and I prefer a 450 reach. Modern bikes are MUCH more capable than older ones, I have a collection of 80's-90's mountain bikes in addition to modern bikes. Modern is awesome for anything...
08-25-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By eshew

Oh man, I want that fork...

Oh man, I want that fork...
08-11-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By eshew

I would just ride it as is, maybe a nicer saddle,...

I would just ride it as is, maybe a nicer saddle, pedals & grips. Tires are funny, if you ride em enough they will eventually become slicks... I've been working on a pair for a while now....
08-11-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By eshew

5'11 keep the 18" frame, get wider bars. You're...

5'11 keep the 18" frame, get wider bars. You're not far off, I am an inch shorter than you & 18" is my preferred sizing. Try a wider riser bar like 750mm. Should help with the overall fit and...
06-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By eshew

https://www.pedalpedlar.co.uk/blogs/thejournal/148...

https://www.pedalpedlar.co.uk/blogs/thejournal/14852501-vintage-bike-dating-pt1-shimano-date-codes
06-15-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By eshew

Major downside for me is downtube blemishing....

Major downside for me is downtube blemishing. Have noticed paint wear on both bikes in as little as a day. This is with a dirty bike on nasty logging roads though.
06-10-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By eshew

They were just stickers, don't worry.

They were just stickers, don't worry.
06-01-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By eshew

If the anodizing/coating on the stanchions is not...

If the anodizing/coating on the stanchions is not shredded just get it rebuilt. Figure $120-$150 for a shop/suspension shop to do it

Or you can do it yourself but it's not really any cheaper if...
05-12-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By eshew

That's great news. Mother's mag & aluminium wheel...

That's great news. Mother's mag & aluminium wheel polish is amazing. Highly recommended. Super good looking and fast.
05-11-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By eshew

If you're going 1X I've had good luck with a...

If you're going 1X

I've had good luck with a 32 up front & an 11-46 out back. Although we have some pretty steep hills here.

My friend went with a 11-42 & he suffered a bit more on the climbs.
05-10-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By eshew

Most shimano cranks are clear anodized... So...

Most shimano cranks are clear anodized... So you'll have to strip off that if you actually want to polish anything. Otherwise it's just a lot of polishing clear coat, which I've tried a few times...
05-10-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By eshew

Looks like the Trek has a little but slacker head...

Looks like the Trek has a little but slacker head tube, allows for a little more stability at speed and through chunky stuff.


Although neither are 29" Which would probably be best for a hard...
04-29-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By eshew

They are expensive because on ebay you can ask...

They are expensive because on ebay you can ask whatever you want for an item. Remove a spoke, measure buy what you need and start replacing one at a time. I doubt a shop will relace both wheels for...
04-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8,384
Views: 2,702,780
Posted By eshew

Rad Got bikes piling up! Yeti is rad, fat...

Rad
Got bikes piling up! Yeti is rad, fat chance is getting some love
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02-13-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By eshew

Always check for cracks, usually around welds....

Always check for cracks, usually around welds. Make sure it's the right size for you. If it isn't, wait. Take it for a test ride, make sure the suspension works., ideally it should be serviced if it...
06-20-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,326
Posted By eshew

I never have, any idea on the year and model? Any...

I never have, any idea on the year and model? Any chance the serial matches one if the usual models?
01-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By eshew

Short answer: No. Long Answer: Nope ...

Short answer: No.

Long Answer: Nope

Unless you're carrying that $800 in change in your pocket when you're racing.
12-03-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By eshew

Tough to beat a process 153. Great bikes, I loved...

Tough to beat a process 153. Great bikes, I loved mine, it was just a little small (2015 medium).

I built it up from the frame with a 1X and shimano XT kit, pre covid so it was affordable at the...
10-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,528
Posted By eshew

Diving into the low end is fun, until you see...

Diving into the low end is fun, until you see people playing in the deep end.

Used market right now is on the back side of the curve, prices should start dropping very soon. Lots of people are...
10-22-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By eshew

As stated above, if after bedding in the new pads...

As stated above, if after bedding in the new pads you're still squeaking away then you've got contaminated pads & rotors

Prior to doing anything make sure your rotor's dont say "for resin only" IF...
10-13-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By eshew

Bikes are so rad now it's ridiculous :)

Bikes are so rad now it's ridiculous :)
10-13-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By eshew

Sure I guess if you're riding flat gravel. But so...

Sure I guess if you're riding flat gravel. But so much can be gained from having a dropper.... Safety on descents, fun ripping up single track, attempting to get any air whatsoever, bunny hopping......
10-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By eshew

No dropper posts? You're crazy! Dropper posts are...

No dropper posts? You're crazy! Dropper posts are as important as suspension! (Well almost)
10-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By eshew

I'd run new cable and housing prior to buying a...

I'd run new cable and housing prior to buying a new derailleur. Might as well lube up the grip shift as well.
10-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By eshew

I'd look on craigslist/facebook for a good donor...

I'd look on craigslist/facebook for a good donor bike. Take the parts you need, sell the rest. Will most definitely be less expensive than buying new.
10-05-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By eshew

29's do take a while to get used to. I did find...

29's do take a while to get used to. I did find that running a slightly narrower bar brought back the steering speed that was more inline with what a 27.5 felt like. You might want to try moving your...
09-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By eshew

Best bet would be to post over at retrobike.co.uk...

Best bet would be to post over at retrobike.co.uk chances are someone there has experience or parts needed to get that fork going again. Or perhaps they know who can do the service.
09-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By eshew

Sounds like new bushing time, they the mag 21...

Sounds like new bushing time, they the mag 21 versions?

Either that or time to make a fork lamp
09-21-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By eshew

I'd hold off and scour craigslist, facebook &...

I'd hold off and scour craigslist, facebook & pinkbike for a good condition gently used bike. Prices should start dropping and with the terrible weather you should have less competition.

How tall...
09-01-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By eshew

Canker, regarding Guides you could be right....

Canker, regarding Guides you could be right. Haven't bled them, only experience is watching my friends deal with heat swollen pistons over the last couple of years, but those were within the range of...
09-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By eshew

Shimano mt200 would be ideal. Easy to bleed,...

Shimano mt200 would be ideal. Easy to bleed, durable and relatively inexpensive. It's a lower end Shimano that's less powerful. If you need more performance deore would be the next step. Sram/Avid is...
08-31-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By eshew

I was thinking about those but went with One Up...

I was thinking about those but went with One Up composites. If I had to get metallic pedals One Up's would also be my choice. Great pedals.
08-12-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By eshew

560's are ridiculously narrow. I wouldn't start...

560's are ridiculously narrow. I wouldn't start using your formula until you hit 680. Wider bars are great though & they do slow down steering (fixed by shorter stem) and expand the cockpit. Honestly...
07-27-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,821
Posted By eshew

It really depends on what your doing. If you're...

It really depends on what your doing. If you're riding around the neighborhood or going off curbs you shouldn't be bottoming out. Bottoming out is really just your fork not performing well enough for...
07-20-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,331
Posted By eshew

What's wrong with the cranks? You could upgrade...

What's wrong with the cranks? You could upgrade to deore with a hollow tech bb. But that's a fair amount of cash to spend if your current cranks work. I'd guess you have a threaded 68mm square take...
06-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By eshew

Yep, backcountry is great. Also take a look at...

Yep, backcountry is great. Also take a look at signing up at activejunky. You can usually get 8-12% back although that may not work on bikes.
06-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By eshew

The stumpy is the higher end bike. So that would...

The stumpy is the higher end bike. So that would be my choice. If they've been outside rusting though it might be a good idea to look on craigslist for a donor bike. You might find it's better than...
06-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By eshew

Chain as it's probably worn & pedals & brake pads...

Chain as it's probably worn & pedals & brake pads if they are dry or worn.. Don't assume metal pedals are better. The new plastic pedals many companies are producing are pretty great. One Up, Nuke...
06-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By eshew

Might want to confirm that your derailleur hanger...

Might want to confirm that your derailleur hanger isn't bent or slightly tweaked. That can cause mayhem when trying to dial in a derailleur. Any tweak is going to be accentuated with the larger...
06-03-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,388
Posted By eshew

The frames are identical outside of decals. They...

The frames are identical outside of decals. They are probably stripping down a DL frame for you. They only have the parts that are on the DL, so they have to wait for the cheaper non DL drivetrain to...
05-14-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,317
Posted By eshew

It is pretty crazy, for projects I'll buy used...

It is pretty crazy, for projects I'll buy used higher end older bikes to fix or part out and flip for bike spending cash. Over the last month EVERYTHING has gone up 100% at least. Just about...
05-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By eshew

Get the Z2 (assuming it's coil not air). Just...

Get the Z2 (assuming it's coil not air). Just make sure not to remove the canti studs. They hold the brace to the lowers for that year.

I would remove the lowers on the sid & clean it up. I had a...
04-30-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By eshew

Sizing is key. If it fits that's a start. Not a...

Sizing is key. If it fits that's a start. Not a lot of info on that bike in terms of geometry or reviews. It will be an XC rocket ship. You won't want to get too crazy on it. If you're looking for a ...
04-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By eshew

Guerrilla Gravity makes their carbon frames in...

Guerrilla Gravity makes their carbon frames in house now in Colorado, if you're looking for an modern dual suspension bike that would be my first choice if I had to buy USA made.

Honestly I don't...
04-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By eshew

Don't have a Kona hardtail but have 3 of their...

Don't have a Kona hardtail but have 3 of their dual suspensions. Super fun bikes, you're going to love it!
04-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 40,964
Posted By eshew

Jeep bikes would be fine if they were the only...

Jeep bikes would be fine if they were the only bikes produced ever in the history of bike manufacturing. When you compare them to other bikes you soon realize they aren't that great.

Similar...
04-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By eshew

You think wrongly. Nice thought but it aint gonna...

You think wrongly. Nice thought but it aint gonna work champ!
04-10-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,260
Posted By eshew

For a bike that will be locked up and left around...

For a bike that will be locked up and left around town. Buy a cheap used hard tail.

For a bike that you're going to ride for enjoyment, spend as much as you can & don't let it out of your site.
04-10-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By eshew

Pull the cable tight at the derailleur. ...

Pull the cable tight at the derailleur.

Rapid Rise Derailluer wants to go the the big granny gear in back with no cable tension

Regular rise wants to go to the small fast ring in back.
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