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 95 Huffy Torch
by lurker
Jul 8, 2021 18:33:20 GMT -7

Street Rides

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No New Posts Road Bikes

Drop Bars, Flat Bars & Skinny Tires

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7 249 new-to-me raleigh 27 inch poad bike "502"
by lurker
Sept 8, 2021 10:26:42 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 56 DOHIKER Foldable Electric Bicycle $326
by lurker
Sept 25, 2021 15:36:59 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 15 Fat E-Bike 26" 1000W 48V Rear Wheel Bicycle Conversion Kit
by lurker
Sept 11, 2021 19:43:54 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: clean bill of health all around. Sept 23, 2021 16:52:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: I called all my friends & they called all their friends & nobody knows a human that has had distemper. Maybe you should stop licking the cats. Sept 23, 2021 11:03:22 GMT -7
desertbikes: So did they put you in the pound for observation? Sept 23, 2021 10:52:41 GMT -7
lurker: today at 11 i go to the vet. 2 cats need meds updated. maybe me too? Sept 17, 2021 5:53:13 GMT -7
desertbikes: WTF Lurkster? Have you seen a vet yet? Sept 14, 2021 12:06:45 GMT -7
lurker: maybe one day i'll pop over the mountains and park in your driveway for a couple of hours. run! hide! i've had my shots, and will get over this distemper soon. Sept 14, 2021 11:38:04 GMT -7
tomcat65: lol.. I'm a VERY light sleeper. She'd have a hard time catching me off guard. Several bike adventures over the summer, yard work at home and the farm, has me busier than usual. Good to see you guys are still here :) Sept 14, 2021 8:36:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Glad the WD didn't kill you in your sleep after all. 8-) Sept 14, 2021 7:56:55 GMT -7
lurker: he's alive! don't be such a stranger, stranger. Sept 13, 2021 13:55:53 GMT -7
tomcat65: Yo Boys! I spent a little time on a med trial for Parkinson's. It wasn't all that great :P I did get to spend some time with a .308. It was fun, not enough fun to buy it. Hope you guys are doing well! The Witch Doctor is still here.. somewhere, or shopping Sept 13, 2021 11:32:20 GMT -7
lurker: estate management is a PITA Sept 12, 2021 7:00:08 GMT -7
desertbikes: And then life happens. Old folks always say, "Don't worry. It's all taken care of" but IT never is. Just their way of getting in the last chuckle me thinks. Sept 11, 2021 20:22:12 GMT -7
desertbikes: Indeed. The desert, she is a temperamental goddess. Frequently on the rag, I'd say. Sept 5, 2021 7:12:38 GMT -7
lurker: if i was in the desert in this weather, i'd probably whine too. Aug 30, 2021 14:13:25 GMT -7
Admin Czar: Boy that desert guy sure whines a lot :) Aug 29, 2021 6:45:35 GMT -7
lurker: bummer. stay hydrated. Aug 28, 2021 17:33:42 GMT -7
desertbikes: August in the desert is not for the weak. The past 3 days we had a brown out, which fried an AC unit, circuit breaker & GFI, then a total outage yesterday for 90 min. I waited too long to start a generator. My bad. :P Aug 28, 2021 6:41:43 GMT -7
desertbikes: It's the bugs! gnats & skeeders and these gnats bite! Not a fan of Deet plus it does nothing again plain ol flies which blow in from the dairies. I think the "organic" bug sprays are just a sweet coating for bugs. Sweat? We worry if it stops. Aug 26, 2021 8:17:35 GMT -7
lurker: we've had a couple of days in the mid-90s. humid. step outside, within a minute of just walking around, bathed in sweat. Aug 26, 2021 2:00:05 GMT -7 *
desertbikes: Now the angry login-bears are bugging me! Prob the new security crap extensions I put in the browser. :P Aug 25, 2021 19:10:56 GMT -7