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Rules & Reasons

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No New Posts Reasons, Rules & Basic Help

Rules & Notifications

6 9 Are You Ready For A Budget Bicycle?
by desertbikes
Aug 10, 2018 8:41:44 GMT -7

Off Road Bikes

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No New Posts Mountain Bikes

26ers, 27.5/650b & 29ers

14 104 Best Walmart Trail Bikes $250-$400
by tomcat65
Apr 29, 2020 18:29:13 GMT -7
No New Posts Fat Bikes - Only 4" Wide (or wider) Tires

Full fat only. Under 4" tires should post in Mid-Fat

14 124 Mongoose Dolomite - Year 5 Reboot
by desertbikes
Sept 29, 2019 12:15:36 GMT -7
No New Posts Mid-Fat - Under 4" Wide Tires

Generally 2.8" to 3.8" Wide Tires

2 91 Gravity Bullseye 29er PLUS / 26er FAT Dual Bike
by desertbikes
Apr 3, 2020 18:18:42 GMT -7

Street Rides

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No New Posts Road Bikes

Drop Bars, Flat Bars & Skinny Tires

Moderator: Admin Czar

5 224 please allow me to introduce myself (cue stones)
by lurker
May 30, 2020 8:27:57 GMT -7
No New Posts Cruisers

Relaxed for easy cruising on the street, beach or wherever the heck you want.

5 14 3 Speed Huffy Millennial 29er Cruiser
by desertbikes
Aug 14, 2019 18:11:14 GMT -7
No New Posts Lowriders & Phat

Chrome & velour, ground scrapers, stretched & polished

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Tandem Bikes

2 Wheels & 2 Riders for cruising with your significant other

1 3 saw this at the park,
by lurker
Sept 2, 2019 17:32:26 GMT -7

Electric Bicycles - E-Bikes

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No New Posts E-Bike General Discussion

Discuss kits, modifications, retail models, Q & A. An alternative to gas powered transportation.

2 20 too good to be true maybe.
by desertbikes
Jun 8, 2020 7:38:02 GMT -7
No New Posts E-Bikes Under $900

They're around if you look. You don't have to spend $1500+ just to try one.

4 20 Schwinn EC1 electric cruiser-style bicycle, 26-inch wheels
by desertbikes
Feb 25, 2020 7:41:57 GMT -7
No New Posts Mid Drives

Shimano Mid Drive eBike System
Mid-drive keeps the center of gravity low = best handling
Mid-drive keeps the rear suspension loads optimized = best suspension performance
Mid-drive = you can use any Level of wheels you desire up to top tier custom level

1 3 The Shimano Mid-drive System
by lurker
Jul 13, 2019 15:40:13 GMT -7
No New Posts Hub Drives

The hub is the motor. Home built or retail. No price limits on this board as none are "cheap". (yet)

1 14 Fat E-Bike 26" 1000W 48V Rear Wheel Bicycle Conversion Kit
by fatdaddy61
Oct 12, 2019 13:03:33 GMT -7

Bikes & Trikes for Seniors

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No New Posts Bike Path, Short Haul & Easy Trails - Mostly Level Terrain

Getting back into shape, physical therapy or just for fun.

2 10 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge
by desertbikes
Jan 10, 2019 9:40:44 GMT -7
No New Posts Trikes

3 wheels for stability & comfort - after knee or foot surgery - perfect yard truck, or because it's fun!

1 5 NEXT Avalon 26" Women's Cruiser Trike Conversion
by gatorbite
May 30, 2018 9:54:17 GMT -7

Did You Build A Bike?

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No New Posts Ratrods, Tall Bikes, Ugly Bikes, Scratch Built, Heavy Custom

If you need clarification, then you don't own one.

1 2 Pork Chop Choppers - not mine
by desertbikes
Nov 22, 2018 7:55:04 GMT -7

The Bike Shop - Components & Tech

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No New Posts Bike Components

Post only components you've personally owned or used. Recommendations are welcome. Sales shills are not. Please start new threads in the appropriate component category. PM admin to request addition of a category.

Sub-boards: Bolt-On Accessories, Forks, Disk Brakes, Linear Pull, Center Pull, V Brakes, Derailleurs, Shifters & Cables, Handlebars, Headsets & Grips, Cranks, Bottom Brackets & Pedals, Cassettes (free hub) & Freewheels, Wheels, Hubs, Bearings & Axles, Seats, Saddles & Seatposts, Chains

13 47 bell floornado 550 pump
by desertbikes
Oct 18, 2019 9:06:38 GMT -7
No New Posts Vendor Recommendations & Vendor Problems

Please let us know who your favorite vendors are & post a link. If you had problems, post the vendor name, part/component & problem (and resolution if any) so others may avoid repeat offenders.

5 30 Bluesky Cycling Sale thru 4/8/2019
by fatdaddy61
Apr 11, 2019 19:10:57 GMT -7
No New Posts Basic Repair & Tools - Video & Text - 1 Viewing

A few of the most common "How Do I" questions. You cannot post new threads to this board but may reply. Park Tool & Sheldon Brown will be used heavily in this section. Please send Admin a PM if you'd like a topic added

Moderator: desertbikes

12 27 How to Adjust a Front Derailleur
by desertbikes
Feb 27, 2020 21:26:15 GMT -7
No New Posts Bicycle Tech & Terminology

Whats that movey shiny piece called over the big gear thingy? It helps if you can use generally accepted nomenclature, particularly when asking questions.

2 6 Forks!
by desertbikes
Feb 21, 2019 9:56:21 GMT -7

Feeding the Velocipede

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No New Posts Introduce Yourself

Tell us something about yourself & why you're here

2 7 we really need an introduction section
by fatdaddy61
Aug 7, 2018 8:00:17 GMT -7
No New Posts The Bottom Bracket

Bicycle discussions for all things cycling. Even high-end bike topics are fine here. ONLY here. Polls allowed as well. Members Only

14 59 Basic Bike-Handling: How to Ride on Rough Surfaces
by desertbikes
Jul 14, 2020 19:19:28 GMT -7
No New Posts Bike Health - Your's not the Bike's

Health Related Articles, Personal Observations, Diet & Tips

4 39 Getting Back to Regular Rides - Day 1
by lurker
May 11, 2020 8:07:41 GMT -7
No New Posts Classic Bicycles and History

Post your own photos or old bikes you find interesting. Bicycle history links and video are great too.

5 26 Online Bicycle Museums
by lurker
Nov 5, 2019 6:56:23 GMT -7
No New Posts What's In The Box?! - 1 Viewing

Said Brad Pitt to Morgan Freeman. Feeling boxed in? - Talk about subjects other than bicycles. Open to EVERYONE. Test the waters if you're not a fan of organization. Please omit personal politics. Polls are allowed here too. Keep dickery to a minimum and we'll get along fine.

31 363 oh, noooo! phone batteyr died :(
by lurker
Aug 5, 2020 7:36:00 GMT -7

Avocations & Diversions

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No New Posts The Hobby Boards

Hobbies, Pass-Times & Obsessions. Feel free to request additional boards for your own special predilection. General hobby discussions may be posted here until a new board is created for your particular obsession.

1 4 Why Are These Boards on a Bicycle Forum?
by lurker
May 22, 2018 18:17:14 GMT -7
No New Posts Model Building

Planes, Trains, Autos, Bikes, Dioramas - Scratch or Kit Builds

4 65 iconx metal earth models
by lurker
Jan 19, 2020 20:08:24 GMT -7
No New Posts Digital Duress

Computer Stuff, Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, iCrap, Programs, Apps, Etc...

17 168 Walmart's Motile Laptops & Upgrades
by lurker
Jul 17, 2020 11:53:28 GMT -7
No New Posts Field Optics

Telescopes, Rifle & Pistol Scopes, Spotting Scopes, Other Glass

2 19 enhancing accuracy beyond issue iron sights
by lurker
Feb 8, 2020 18:04:41 GMT -7
No New Posts Archery

Sub-boards: Long Bow, Recurve Bows & Compound Bows, Crossbow & Airbow

5 31 PSE NightHawk recurve bow
by gatorbite
May 30, 2020 15:36:15 GMT -7
No New Posts Air Rifles & Pistols

PCP, Break-Barrel & Pump - NOT for airsoft or paintball threads.

Sub-boards: Break Barrel Rifles & Pistols, PCP Rifles & Pistols, CO2 & Pump Pellet Rifles & Pistols

28 206 Beeman Chief / QB78 PCP .177 cal
by lurker
Jul 13, 2020 10:41:28 GMT -7

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lurker: oh, good, i thought i was the only one here, talking to myself. Aug 6, 2020 8:20:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: No doubt. ::) I'm still in the north country among to pines. Crappy verizon signal but lucky I have anything. My usual spot was taken so while voice & test work OK, data is spotty. Aug 5, 2020 4:29:47 GMT -7
gonefishin: to hot to type :)) Aug 4, 2020 19:49:34 GMT -7
lurker: i order something in maybe once a month. heck, it's usually related to firearms and i tell you guys all about it. Jul 29, 2020 9:18:12 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yup at least 90% of the time. However I get at least 2 or 3 items per week via USPS so I have a higher probability of failures they're responsible for creating. On-Trac is the leader of lost or damaged goods so USPS isn't the worst. Jul 29, 2020 8:39:58 GMT -7
lurker: it's been my experience that the problem is not the USPS so much as the people outside USPS at the start of the process. regular mail takes a week at most to cross the country, more like 3 or 4 days, but fulfillment and customs can take weeks. Jul 28, 2020 13:08:09 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yes. I had forgotten about the high tech USPS labs. In March they stated with confidence, after pain staking genetic surface testing that, the mail was "probably okay to handle". The also CDC advised that wearing masks wasn't useful. Yup. High tech. O_o Jul 28, 2020 4:08:59 GMT -7
lurker: maybe they were testing it for you? mighty considerate, those USPS people. Jul 27, 2020 6:29:12 GMT -7
lurker: updated in polytech thread. arrival expected tomorrow. i'm so gullible. Jul 27, 2020 6:26:40 GMT -7 *
desertbikes: My personal record for longest ship time is 5 months. A PCP air/water filter shipped from Shanghai in Feb. I finally got it last month. It had been in the US since March. USPS had no explanation Jul 27, 2020 4:39:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: Ta da! With USPS it may still take a tour thu TX & OKC before it gets to you :D Jul 26, 2020 7:21:50 GMT -7
lurker: hooray! it exists! it's on its way! it's in ...minnesota? some time next week, i hope. Jul 25, 2020 4:33:22 GMT -7
desertbikes: If you print postage yourself with a tracking #, it's not scanned at the PO where it's dropped off unless it's 1st class or "overnight". Same if it's a home pickup. 3day flat rate box only gets a origination & destination scan. It's nuts. Jul 24, 2020 4:59:39 GMT -7
desertbikes: Besides the old trick of printing a shipping label to make it appear a thing has shipped, the USPS may only scan at the destination PO for delivery. Jul 24, 2020 4:50:59 GMT -7
lurker: ordered a small item on the 13th from colorado for poly, $25. on the 16th they claimed they shipped, but really only assigned tracking #. today 22nd they say it has actually shipped, but tracking doesn't reflect that. not happy with e-commerce. Jul 22, 2020 14:05:09 GMT -7
lurker: sci-fi, history and anthro are all mind-openers. math? zoom, over my head. maybe see if there's a library in the next town? Jul 21, 2020 10:41:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Also a few hundred lbs of process control instrumentation & PLC manuals. Maybe 25 years worth. While the internal instrumentation electronics have changed over time, the theory of operation & system placement have not. Jul 20, 2020 7:53:05 GMT -7
desertbikes: I'll have to take a look. Most are in boxes that haven't been opened in years. Lots of scifi, some horror, history, anthropology, electronics & math. Jul 20, 2020 5:06:31 GMT -7
lurker: oh, silly me! books. whatcha got? Jul 19, 2020 19:37:08 GMT -7
lurker: my mom was an avid reader and when she died i had to put literal truckloads of them in the dumpster. that hurt, but bugs got in them, no choice. Jul 18, 2020 18:48:41 GMT -7
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