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Do you own a Bicycle? If Yes what kind? Select all that apply.

  1. Yes

    70.1%
  2. No

    5.7%
  3. Mountain

    77.0%
  4. Racing

    23.0%
  5. Recumbent

    1.1%
  6. Cruiser

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  7. Unicycle

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  8. Other

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  1. Mountainmistwanderer

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    Where do you ride?
     
  2. ManOfSteel

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    We rode 6 Mile Run this morning. Gonna go check out Allaire and probably Chimney Rock next week
     
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    Went for a nice little ride, last night. The Fenix BC21R is a great bike light for the money. The dual distance beam is very nice.

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    Man I love that bike
     
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    Me too! First time in years that I've managed to actually slim down in the winter. Lol
     
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    I really need to invest in some fenders.
     
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    Bumping this up.
     
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    I need to shed some weight. I'm getting my fat bike out tomorrow night.
     
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    glue those tire beads on and air them down...............not too much........but enough to deform to the terrain. Traction central.
     
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    traction and a fat bikes kinda go together. My fatbikes tires grip plenty good with the tires fully inflated. It's also a lot less fatiguing to pedal. And too low of pressure makes them unstable.

    I personally only lower tire pressure when absolutely required to, on ice for example. Fresh fluffy snow is another. Even with super low gearing these things are like pedaling a motorcycle.
     
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    I can safely run as low as 5 psi which is lower than I've ever felt the need to run. During the winter I was running around 7 psi and that seemed to work well. Everything else, including beach riding, I run about 10.
     
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    I'm fat and I don't ever run my tires less then 8 psi. Honesty I think they were set at 12 psi all last winter.
     
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    I tried running 10 psi over the winter, and just felt like I didn't have enough traction and had problems with my front tire washing out on me. I rode mostly in fresh powder and icy streets though. I wouldn't call myself fat, but I'm no small dude at 6'1" and 220 lbs. Lol

    It's crazy what just a couple psi difference can make in these fat tires.
     
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    It's amazing that 1 or 2 psi makes all the difference. It took me a long time to adjust to filling the tires by feel. It works really good for me.

    I have about 80 pounds on you. I compensate for higher pressure with body weight. I am actively losing weight. It's a pain in the ass but it needs to be done.
     
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    For guys that do a lot of riding in the winter, how do you keep your bikes clean? Headset was creaking and my back wheel developed a bit of play on the Fatboy. Took it to the shop and my lower headset bearing and wheel bearings were pretty rusty.

    This past winter I was concerned about how I was having to put it away without a proper cleaning since I can't use the hose, and it seems that it was a legit concern. The shop just finished replacing everything for me, but I hate to have to rely on someone to take care of my bike for me.

    I know how to access the the headset bearings, but from what I've seen online, there are some specialty tools I'll need to access the wheel bearings. Seems like it might be a good idea for me to clean and grease them a couple times over the winter. I'm going to ask my LBS about the tools I'll need when I pick the bike up tomorrow, but figured I would see if anyone here had some advise. They're cartridge bearings, BTW.

    Paging @Stone
     
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    I traded off my 1988 dyno comp to my boss for an old safe and a 2002 trek 6700 mountain bike. I like the trek, but the frame size is a little bit big for me. I'd like to get a newer frame with a lower top tube and a shorter stem for it. Needs a little work. Tires, Derailers need adjusting, and brakes bled. Pic of my old dyno I had as a kid and the trek.
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    Recently broke the bigger ring of my two rings (34t 24t) up front while doing a climb. Cracked straight thru on one side. I decided to go the single ring route (32t RaceFace) and I have been loving it.
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    oooooooooh......swoooooooniees! dream bike right there......droool..........
     
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    I love riding, i just bought a transition scout. sold a spesh enduro to get it. then i took it to highland mtb park and crashed super hard. broke 5 ribs, wrist, one of the bones in my forearm, my elbow, and separated my shoulder. had surgery two weeks ago . plate on wrist, screws in forearm, sewed bone chunks back where they are supposed to be in elbow and moved a nerve. and i have a rod sticking through my wrist that they pull out Wednesday. I'm a carpenter and I'm out for 3 months best case. ahhh not trying to be a whiny bitch, but thats my story.
     
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