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

18 123 BXT carbon fiber rigid MTB from CHI-Na
by desertbikes
Mar 23, 2021 11:16:47 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

14 53 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
lurker: cows? we have cows? how now? Jun 2, 2021 15:03:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: Just don't let the cows out. Jun 2, 2021 7:06:14 GMT -7
lurker: oops, sometimes i forget to log out. seems kind of impolite. like leaving the door hanging open when going out. Jun 1, 2021 13:15:24 GMT -7 *
lurker: "old" is a good thing mainly in the context of "not dead yet" May 28, 2021 6:37:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: "sick" is good in today's lingo. Like "bad" was back in our century. Maybe "old" will be like that someday. May 28, 2021 5:35:22 GMT -7
lurker: vet patched him together pretty good. he'll be ok. actually i just called a GTA video's viewers "sick". nothing but gratuitous violence. i guess i'm officially old. May 26, 2021 9:22:00 GMT -7
desertbikes: That's a shame. Funny how we can watch videos of dozens of humans getting wasted in grotesque ways but when they pan in on that cute little puppy, we all think, "Not the puppy!!" Is he/she gonna be OK? May 26, 2021 8:33:46 GMT -7
lurker: speaking of no more disctretionary spending, dog got hurt, expensive vet visit. cha-ching! May 26, 2021 4:07:54 GMT -7
lurker: seems like i'm always making some cheesy thing. May 25, 2021 8:36:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: And our hottest discussion topic is lurker's latest DIY project - building cheese! :D May 25, 2021 8:13:49 GMT -7
desertbikes: The Catman is among the living! 8-) May 25, 2021 8:10:28 GMT -7
lurker: it's really too soon to say, but it does seem to help my back. May 23, 2021 17:47:17 GMT -7
lurker: i did some pre-shopping online and just resigned myself to no more discretionary spending for a while. May 23, 2021 17:46:28 GMT -7
desertbikes: We're about to enter mattress hunting territory too. Not looking forward to it. May 23, 2021 6:22:33 GMT -7
lurker: bought a new mattress today, OMG i could have bought a running, driveable used car for that price. May 21, 2021 18:48:04 GMT -7
lurker: yes, it's been pleasant here too, but this a.m. i worked up a sweat while walking the dog. they're saying 94 on sunday. :eek: May 19, 2021 10:16:57 GMT -7 *
desertbikes: My little side project has turned into a job which I intend to alleviate by next week. Missed some nice outdoor home maintenance weather here. May 19, 2021 9:02:23 GMT -7
lurker: i called them back, was going to whisper vile epithets into their ears but their voicemail box wasn't configured. :( so i posted their number with warning on FB instead. May 14, 2021 8:19:33 GMT -7
desertbikes: Press 1. Go ahead & do it. Ya know ya want to. Tell em everything they want to know. Just don't tell them about the ten million $$$$ that Nigerian princess was laundering thru you :D May 14, 2021 5:47:30 GMT -7
desertbikes: Sorry, Tom. Didn't smoke? Bet you were a chewer tho. It's a KY state law that we all must be missing a front tooth by 40 & use at least one type of tobacco product. ::) May 13, 2021 7:52:47 GMT -7