Rules & Reasons

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No New Posts Reasons, Rules & Basic Help

Rules & Notifications

6 26 6 Easy Ways to Tell If You’re Ready for a Budget MTB
by lurker
Mar 14, 2019 4:16:23 GMT -7

Off Road Bikes

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No New Posts Mountain Bikes

26ers, 27.5/650b & 29ers

17 115 Polygon 4.0 Hardtail Mountain Bike.
by desertbikes
Feb 23, 2021 16:26:47 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

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6 240 please allow me to introduce myself (cue stones)
by lurker
Mar 2, 2021 20:21:48 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

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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.

5 44 Hyper E-ride Electric Mountain Bike, 26 Inch $398 !!!
by lurker
Nov 22, 2020 10:04:13 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 serfas mh rx saddle
by lurker
Jan 5, 2019 11:44:07 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

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

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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

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No New Posts Bike Health - Your's not the Bike's

Health Related Articles, Personal Observations, Diet & Tips

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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.

6 34 Velorama
by desertbikes
Sept 3, 2020 7:50:32 GMT -7


Communicate with other members in real time
desertbikes: 28' here this AM! 84' by Sat. Go figure. Slight chance of fun today, 30% chance of light & variable naps this afternoon. Mar 1, 2021 8:37:02 GMT -7
tomcat65: ugh... No fun today. Replacing the water pump on the 'company truck' today. Rain all day yesterday, it's a mess out there... Well, actually, I can't say No fun, it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours. Mar 1, 2021 8:14:40 GMT -7
desertbikes: Got the laminated stock today for my first custom Benjamin Marauder in .22 cal. Will be upgrading a Fortitude as well. With the temps warming up in the midwest the first rifles will be done JIT. Feb 27, 2021 21:33:06 GMT -7
lurker: this i want to see. Feb 26, 2021 23:36:42 GMT -7
desertbikes: My percussion cap making kit showed up today. Will make a post about it. Now I'm good, come what may ::) When words just won't do, say it with a Hawken 8-) Feb 26, 2021 15:17:48 GMT -7
tomcat65: ...and no, they did NOT have any ammo for anything that I own... lol Feb 26, 2021 11:14:07 GMT -7
tomcat65: I was at a gun counter 2 days ago, the guy ahead of me had filled out the b/g check and cleared, but his driver's license expired. No Sale. March 1 is new hunting/fishing license day in Kentucky. You might take a minute to check your expire dates boys. Feb 26, 2021 11:11:00 GMT -7
tomcat65: The Witch Doctor was NOT going to live with my old kitchen, so those are less than 10 yrs old. The washing machine I bought in 2007, my dryer, probably 30 y/o and 70% rebuilt by me, as necessary. My son's w/d about 5y/o and failing. Older is often better Feb 23, 2021 21:06:54 GMT -7
desertbikes: 1990s Kenmore washer has run without a problem. I'd like to get one with more options. The 1987 Kenmore elec dryer lost its cool-down cycle but we live with it. I am gonna get a new gas stove/oven this year. Our 25 year old unit has pilot lights. Feb 23, 2021 16:20:42 GMT -7
tomcat65: Going to elaborate on a Kenmore washing machine mention. My son has one, randomly overflows on rinse cycle. Water level/pressure switching checks out. Anyone with similar problem? My best guess right now, is a connection or failure issue at the controller Feb 23, 2021 15:55:49 GMT -7
tomcat65: My neighbors planted a couple of acres of sunflowers, then they sat chairs up behind their barn and scattered feathers for about 3 hours on opening day of Dove season. As far as the eating, Pigeons and doves - probably not much difference. Feb 22, 2021 18:07:24 GMT -7
tomcat65: My fumbly bumbly fingers are likely to hit buttons and mess things up randomly.. It was a rough morning. Feb 22, 2021 18:04:10 GMT -7
desertbikes: Hey Tom. I must have imagined there was a post here about sunflowers & feathers. Must be getting P-) I got 2 more of the pigeons this AM. Have one on ice for later. The other is for the hawk or roadrunner. Whoever gets there first. Feb 22, 2021 12:41:28 GMT -7
Admin Czar: Lurker - You're welcome to post again if you wish. The block is removed. Just leave the, "I Heart Che Guevara" tee shirt at home please. ;) Feb 22, 2021 8:16:48 GMT -7
desertbikes: Wacked a pigeon on a power line this AM at about 40 yards using a Benjamin Marauder with a heavy 10.5 gr .177 crosman ultramag pellet. The feathered rats are trying make a home in my shed. Gave this one to kitty. Will try the next one myself. Feb 21, 2021 10:50:30 GMT -7
desertbikes: ....what he said :D Feb 19, 2021 21:14:25 GMT -7
gonefishin: hay kjoyes! :) Feb 19, 2021 18:41:18 GMT -7
Admin Czar: Welcome, kjoyes! Hope I'm not smellin' a spam samich ;) Feb 19, 2021 1:02:25 GMT -7
tomcat65: lol.. I think we might see mid 50's next week. I'll take it :) Feb 18, 2021 17:36:35 GMT -7
desertbikes: Snow sounds about the same in eastern OK too, TC. They might hit mid 60s soon tho. The wind here has been a bear. Makes everything tougher. I know. Sounds petty to you Eskimos 8-) Feb 18, 2021 11:25:26 GMT -7