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October 27, 2020 at 17:59 in reply to: Comment on USFS Rule to Block eMTB Access to All Non-motorized trails #511004
Haha Bike Nerd FTW!!!
I’m sure he rides his bike to work everyday. Less footprint, you know. 😉
Cheapest fix is…to fix it.
I used to own a Cannondale Rush. Sweet bike. I rebuilt the Lefty every winter. Pretty good step-by-step here —->https://mbaction.com/how-to-service-cannondales-lefty-fork/
No scratches, no scuffs, no holes to drill or anything to permanently attach. The whole back of my pad is a soft velour-like material. 1 bike or 6, just as easy to load and transport. I’ve driven hundreds of miles and the bikes don’t move an inch.
Look into getting a used tailgate pad.
[Edit: for brands, I use a RaceFace pad. But lots of other brands are ok, too]September 27, 2020 at 11:38 in reply to: Selling my vintage Specialized Stumpjumper A1 FS mountain bike #506859
Fanny packs, backpacks, hydration packs (CamelBak, etc.), tool wraps that attach to your frame, pants pockets, under-saddle bags, etc. All will hold whatever you need to carry. No need to spend a lot of money…pick one and try it out.
Nope. Please don’t spend any money “upgrading” that bicycle. Simply not worth it.
Instead, why not just ride the crap out of it. Learn to ride skinnies, learn how to bunny hop, go take unnecessary risks and generally have fun with it until it breaks. Meanwhile, save up for a newer mountain bike. You’ll be a more experienced rider, and know exactly what you want for that next bike.
Douse it in PB Blaster, tap it a few times, and let it sit for 5 – 10 minutes. Then put a star-bit/hex (whichever it uses) of the right size in a socket wrench, put a “cheater bar” (length of old pipe) over the handle, and crank it out. Clean all the PB Blaster off and grease it well before you put it back together. And torque it to spec this time.
Here’s a bad translation of the specs for your bike:
SE 7005 PG
Suntour XCT Locked Disc Brake TR: 100mm
Riser Aluminum 620mm. OS 31,8mm
Saddle / Seatpost
Ghost VL-1535 / Ghost SP-602 Aluminum 31.6mm
Shimano FCM131 42X34X24
CH-52 Cartridge Type
KTD7F Aluminum, Quick Release
Shimano TZ21-7-GEAR 14-28
Shimano 395 Hydraulic Disc
Shimano 395 Hydraulic Disc
X430 Disc Double Layer Aluminum Black
Yes, a lot of shops do. Call around. Also, check out the buy/sell forum at PinkBike.
That sleeve comes with the post. It’s there to keep the muck and shit off the post while you’re riding. Easy to clean the post post-ride, can’t clean the post during the ride. Each time you drop the seat you push whatever’s on the post down into (and maybe past) the seal. Not so with the sleeve on.
But hey, it’s your bike. Do whatever makes you happy.
Easy. First, contact the company and see if they’ll send you one.
If not, find someone with a Cricut (both my daughters have one) and have them make you one. Easy and cheap.
I think the trail difficulty is similar. Remember though, in these Covid times the trails are only open Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5/6pm.
If you like it, and it gets you out on the trails, then it’s an awesome bike. Pay no attention to bike snobs – just ride the hell out of that thing.June 14, 2020 at 12:16 in reply to: Your ideas toward diversifying cycling culture/industry. #425687
I few days ago I posted to this thread, including links to Bikes not Bombs, Village Wrench (which I’m involved with), and what I think was some very relevant and important steps that need to be taken. Re-visiting this thread, I see it magically disappeared.
Jeff, if you don’t want to fix the forum software then there’s no reason for me to try to contribute anymore. You’ve made it too frustrating. Sorry.