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Old 06-24-2019, 05:55 AM   #4381
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I still have all my roadie bikes and gear, but I went from 6,000 miles in 2016 to 250 in 2017 and have nothing so far this year. Riding has taken a big back seat to CrossFit for me. Part of it was a bit of burn out from lots of road miles. But the big issue right now is we have 2,000 people per month moving into my area and our roads are not handling the load very well. Everybody seems to be either pissed off or distracted these days. I am worried enough about driving around these assholes in my car, riding a bike in my underwear around them is far less appealing.

Hoping to get out on the MTB a few times this summer.
2000 people a month moving into Boise Idaho? What gives??

Jake what happened to your turbo, already toast? At how many miles? Is this a job you are tackling yourself, or going to bring it somewhere to do the dirty work?
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:04 AM   #4382
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2000 people a month moving into Boise Idaho? What gives??

Jake what happened to your turbo, already toast? At how many miles? Is this a job you are tackling yourself, or going to bring it somewhere to do the dirty work?
I'm going to guess a lot of it us effers from Kalifornia?

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Old 06-24-2019, 10:37 AM   #4383
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Hardtail 29'er is all you need to get going. I bought mine at an REI garage sale for $500, retail was $1,200. Now I just need to add a dropper post.

I think I want a dual suspension bike. I had a hardtail along with that roadbike I just sold for years. I loved it, but I want to upgrade. It was a 26". I will definitely go 29" or whatever the new size is between 26-29 is. A hard tail is a good way to lower the budget though. I'll be looking at a lightly used bike on craigslist when I do get to it. Lots of bikes around my size online fortunately (I think 54 cm is pretty normal range).


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https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bi...912177568.html


If it checked out with the retail price, I'd go get it now. Unfortunately I just spend a good chunk on a new suit. Interview next monday for a position at a VERY good local employer.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:39 AM   #4384
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Jake what happened to your turbo, already toast? At how many miles? Is this a job you are tackling yourself, or going to bring it somewhere to do the dirty work?
All BMW turbos suffer from wastegate rattle. It's insanely annoying and inevitable. I plan to get one that's a little bit bigger with the manifold already attached to it, take it to a shop that works on turbos and install an aftermarket wastegate. Then it will be bulletproof.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:01 AM   #4385
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:58 AM   #4386
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:03 PM   #4387
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I will definitely go 29" or whatever the new size is between 26-29 is.
Get 29". You can put the front tire against a standard curb, stand on the pedal, and roll right up on it without much issue. It's pretty freakin' sweet.
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:30 PM   #4388
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Get 29". You can put the front tire against a standard curb, stand on the pedal, and roll right up on it without much issue. It's pretty freakin' sweet.


I never really had trouble with a 26 tho


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Old 07-09-2019, 09:37 PM   #4389
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How much do you all typically pay for tune ups?

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Old 07-09-2019, 11:12 PM   #4390
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2019 Q1 Results:

33 rides (about 25ish days with a ride)
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19,681 ft elevation gain

This time last year I had a big ride coming up, so I was doing more and tougher rides. YOY, these Q1 results are down quite a bit. Lots of rainy days this winter meant fewer rides, but I am going to the gym a lot more.
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24 rides (about 19 days with a ride)
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Was gone for a week on a dive trip in May, also screwed up my back in June, so not great results.

I will have competing priorities for the next few months. I'm going to hike My Whitney in Oct, and the following weekend will do an 80 mile charity ride in Las Vegas. So most of my exercise will be tailored to getting ready for the hike, and I hope by increasing my fitness for that and at least keeping current on rides, I'll be able to knock out the ride.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:16 PM   #4391
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How much do you all typically pay for tune ups?
I think the shops around here are typically $75ish for a basic tune up and $150 for a "full" tune up. That of course doesn't include anything they discover that needs replacing outside the scope of the tune up.

I've been doing almost all my own service lately, but I think next time I need major work, I'll give a mobile shop a try: http://www.shiftbicycle.com/
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:29 PM   #4392
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I think the shops around here are typically $75ish for a basic tune up and $150 for a "full" tune up. That of course doesn't include anything they discover that needs replacing outside the scope of the tune up.

I've been doing almost all my own service lately, but I think next time I need major work, I'll give a mobile shop a try: http://www.shiftbicycle.com/
I paid $99 for a tune-up plus parts. I need a new chain, new brakes, new rear tire and one other thing I can't think of. $170 total.
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