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I have done this only once, but have observed a lot of people carrying bikes like this. The lift in question is just as in your picture - 2-person open lift with safety. The chairs slow somewhat while in the station, but mostly hit you in the butt. So there are two things you need to do, and the results are both easy and safe. Furthermore, both seats can be ...


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Back in college, I did some downhilll racing at a ski resort with chairs like the ones you're talking about. One guy carried his bike like this: It had the advantage that when he dismounted, he just set the rear wheel down while still sitting in the chair, stood up, and walked off the lift with the bike next to him. The disadvantage was that it was an ...


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I ski patrolled and carried toboggans up a lift like that all the time. A toboggan is bigger and heavier than a bike. No you cannot drop the safety bar (on that type of chair). Ideally would haul up with two but I was strong enough to haul alone. If there was tail wind it could be scary even with two. Sit back and suck the weight (top tube) ...


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No. It's a trail bike. You'd need to add an extra 40-60mm rear travel for a start. It's also perfectly capable of being ridden down many DH tracks as it is - it just might not like the 40ft gap jumps :) With tongue firmly in cheek, there's a few things you might be able to do, but none of them will turn it into a proper downhill bike. Most of them will void ...


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Converting a mountain bike to a drop bar bike isn't a process that is likely to save money unless you are very careful with parts selection so you don't make mistakes, and spend a lot of time hunting for just-right used parts at bargain prices. Moreover, generally one would desire a larger MTB frame for drop bar use than for a standard MTB setup. However, ...


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With 7 speeds you can use bar-end shifters, that can be found used. The stem will need to be steep so it provides a big rise. Google for photos of drop-bar mountain bikes to see what I mean. Otherwise your weight will be too far forward and the bike will be hard to ride. I have a Spot Longboard 29" bike that I use drops on from time to time to change ...


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Integrated drop bar shift levers are inherently expensive, so I'm not sure how much you will be able to keep the cost down. Also, you will probably have a hard time finding 7 speed integrated levers. They would either have to be old, or low end. And even the low end stuff is quite highly priced. Based on the searching I've done around the web, it doesn't ...


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The Surly Ogre has the same geometry as one of the original rigid 29ers, the Karate Monkey. The complete version with 3x9 drivetrain is at the top end of your $1000-$1500 price range.


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The 29ers without front suspension exist, but they are a bit pricey since they come from niche manufacturers. Many people want SS drivetrains since they want pure simplicity. Surly ships some of their complete bikes such as the Ogre as rigid 29'ers (the Karate Monkey can also take gears). There are some other options though. One common option is the Kona ...


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Typicall fixed fork only come with single speed. So you are stuck with: Replace a suspension for a fixed Add gears to a single speed Don't do it unless you are going to get a good carbon fork and that is $300+. It is nice for weight and does not wear out but it is not cheaper than low to mid range shock. I think it is more economical to add gears to ...


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The difference in chain width between 9s and 10s is less than 1mm so it won't make much of a difference once the mech is adjusted correctly. I have M660 on my bike and M665 on brother's bike and they aren't so much different, so if 10s is proven to work on one, it should work on the other. Front shifters have the same cable pull, but front derailleurs have ...


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To setup bicycle computer you need to find out circumstance of your wheel in mm. Most reliable way I know is the following. enter some approximate value and call it c0 (circumstance initial) drive some track of well known length, athletic course, rowing track, 100km ride, anything that has some length and you know long it is. let's call this value dA ...


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I'm in similar situation. My solution (since my entire trip is 20 miles one way and only 3 miles are forest trail) is to bear the bumpiness (with stock carbonfork) by putting 700x 35 tires on Trek 7.5 FX which is a road bike biased hybrid. If you go with smaller wheels it gets bumpier. If you go with wider tires than you suffer on pavement. And yes, as the ...


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I would lean toward getting a bike that handles offroad really well. You can always ride and offroad bike on the road but it is more difficult to ride a onroad bike offroad.


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Another suggestion would be a bike from the emerging "gravel" or "adventure" categories. Typically they are comfortable road bikes with clearance for larger tires, meant to be used on a wide variety of road surfaces, both paved and unpaved.


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Get a lighter mountain bike. You can then get some hybrid tyres if you want better rolling on the road, but you will still be able to do proper mountain biking if you wish.


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Alternatively you could use a hybrid bicycle. 29" wheels with slightly knobby tyres, upright handlebar and some come with a front suspension, though I would select one without.


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Check out cyclocross style bicycle. It does well on the road and light trails. You can put touring tires on it. wiki Cyclo-cross


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On this page, the following information is given. Use a roll out method ie measure circumference with a mark on the tyre and roll forward one exact revolution measure with a tape measure the distance covered preferably sat on bike, then put dimension into the custom setting for wheel size, youtube shows a good example. According to the manual ...


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Assuming you did not have a fall and it was working well in the recent past and it does shift but not correctly then you just have to adjust the tension on the cables. What you are describing seems normal some adjustments on your bike are due after some use. If adjustments cannot fix I would then check the cable condition and derailleur function. The cables ...


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A 27.5" wheel is a 650b wheel, which is not listed. Your bike computer should have a way to do calibrations the old fashioned way -- by rolling the bike a known distance (typically something like ~10 meters) after mounting the magnet+sensor and from this, it will calculate the necessary parameters for the wheel size. If you don't have that ability, you ...


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Look at page 23 and 24 of the manual and follow the directions for measuring tire rollout. Measure your front tire and select the wheel size on the chart that has the closest measurement to your tire. There can be a big difference in the circumference of different brand/model tires even if the stated size is the same. Measurement of the actual tire ...



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