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

13 51 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

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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: thunderstorms for the next couple of days. not good for boating. May 3, 2021 8:53:50 GMT -7
lurker: remodelling bathrooms apparently makes you (even) crazy(er), and then you disappear. Apr 30, 2021 12:47:30 GMT -7 *
desertbikes: Now that it's home, the first thing to do is remodel the bathroom :D Apr 30, 2021 6:09:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: Congrats! Apr 28, 2021 5:55:42 GMT -7
lurker: z3 is home, will get pics. Apr 27, 2021 15:09:07 GMT -7
lurker: missed out on the toyota minivan, but we go to pick up the z3 tomorrow. there will be another minivan, maybe a honda odyssey or nissan next time. Apr 26, 2021 11:45:14 GMT -7
lurker: pic posted in motorized madness. Apr 24, 2021 11:47:08 GMT -7
desertbikes: OMG not another kraut /Tojo alliance! 8D We'll need pics of course. Better hope the BMW never needs repair $$$$ ;) The Z is a cool looking car. Something an old retired hippie should be driving 8-) Apr 24, 2021 8:04:57 GMT -7 *
lurker: now we're talking about replacing both cars, my jeep and her honda fit. we came across a cute little beemer z3 at a good price for her, and a toyota sienna for me. Apr 23, 2021 16:02:24 GMT -7
desertbikes: Indeed. Priorities. Apr 23, 2021 6:56:04 GMT -7
lurker: LotH's car on the fritz, not much else getting done. Apr 22, 2021 22:42:15 GMT -7
lurker: no 80 here til mid next week. Apr 22, 2021 8:00:26 GMT -7 *
desertbikes: Same here. Might only get up to low 80s today. Brrrrr Apr 22, 2021 4:49:26 GMT -7
lurker: no boating for me today. cold snap, going down to 32 tonight. Apr 21, 2021 18:40:16 GMT -7
lurker: rofl Apr 21, 2021 5:48:11 GMT -7
Admin Czar: Welcome, jessicajoe348. I haven't opened a can of Pakistani spam for a while. Curious to see whats inside. Good luck 8-) Apr 21, 2021 5:35:31 GMT -7
desertbikes: Got a job for a few days. At least it's mostly indoors. Mostly. Apr 21, 2021 4:50:02 GMT -7
desertbikes: Amen. Just about anything that runs a 2 stroke is available in 4 stroke these days. Sure can't beat 2 stroke where weight is a factor tho. My model plane engines were all 2 stroke ethanol diesels. Simple, yet when they wouldn't start we were baffled Apr 19, 2021 10:11:31 GMT -7
tomcat65: 4 stroke engines, I do ok. Comfortable working on them, but 2 stroke engines.. I want to think, they've got to be simple, but noooooo.. Apr 19, 2021 7:22:46 GMT -7
desertbikes: Gotta drain that unleaded gas for winter. I have heard of these "lawn mower" devices of which you speak. Perhaps a memory fragment from childhood... Apr 18, 2021 7:10:31 GMT -7 *