WTB: beginner mountain bike

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Erckalf, May 15, 2019.

  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Nice... Where are you headed?
     
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  2. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    If you are running into bugs it means you are biking too late :) You need to hit the trail before the bugs wake up :)
     
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I dunno...:I was swarmed At Modjeska Peak one morning shortly after the sun came up.
     
  4. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    5 minutes in.

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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Wha wha wha....

    :facepalm:
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Fortunately it’s an easy fix...:buy a new bike.
     
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  7. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Return that mother F@cker and get a full refund. Kick whoever sold you that clunker in the balls for good measure ;)
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Welcome to mountain biking!!!
     
  9. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Fortunately I gave you all those extra tubes :) If you were @mtnbikej , he'd pull some leaves off the nearest branch, plug the hole, whip it around his head a few times to inflate it, and be off down the trail faster than you could say "show off!"
     
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  10. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Lol. Same thing happened to me on my maiden voyage!!! I got 2 flats though.. Now it's time to go tubeless!!! :laugh:
     
  11. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    You should have thrown in a saddle bag so he can carry tubes and tools for mechanical mishaps. At least it was just a 10min walk back to the car.
     
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  12. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    Thanks for all the extra tubes!!!
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Serious response: Did you narrow down the cause? Most likely one of two things: The tire was under-inflated, so you pinch-flatted the tube when you rode over something, crushing it between the object and the rim. Or you punctured with glass, a goathead (my bane) or similar sharp object.

    Both can be avoided by going tubeless, but that's a 300 level course.
     
  14. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    Under inflated tube.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Been there, done that... It sucks.

    I'm glad to see farther down the thread that you narrowed down the cause. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    So is a pinched tube easy to spot? Is it a hole or rip?
     
  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It's only flat on the bottom. Spin 180 degrees. :whistling:
     
  18. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    In the field it can be tricky, but the location will be off to the side and usually two marks if not two holes. (Hence the name snakebite.) Very easy to spot with the aired-up tube submerged in water. :D
     
  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Now you know! Until you go tubeless (oh, you will...) it's a bit of a challenge to find that point that your tires are inflated enough to protect from pinch flats vs. having them soft enough to provide traction. That pressure is lower with tubeless, so they are able to give a LOT more traction.

    But to paraphrase a wise man, just tuck that chicken nugget of knowledge away, and go out and ride your bike!!!
     
  20. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Thanks Mike!! :D I've heard of pinch flats, but my habit is probably too much air. Even when my tires are where I like them, they're still pretty supple. I immediately went tubeless after goatheads got me my first time out. :mad:
     
  21. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    You know... the surliness of this response leads me to believe that SOMEONE hasn't been biking much lately :) Are you going to make the summer solstice ride? Hopefully @Erckalf is going to join us :)
     
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  22. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    As I have been spending a ton of time on my new bike, my girlfriend now wants to join in on my new obsession.

    That being said, I'm looking for another bike.... I'd rather not clog the up the classified section with another thread.

    She's 5 ft so I'm thinking she needs a size small or X small if that's even a thing.
     
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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    They are out there! The small size bikes are usually the ones you find on crazy blowout prices after all of the mediums and larges sell out. But maybe an IMTBer has one lying around...

    That's pretty awesome that she's interested. :thumbsup:
     
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  24. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    X-small frames are hard to come by, and hard to sell. I've had multiple cold offers for my wife's xs yeti ASR-5 circa 2011. Just people buying other things and they see the bike and want it for their wife/sig other. Even though she barely rides it, the bike will never get sold. I regret selling her old TNT turner flux frame. Should have kept it as a backup or a guest bike for newbies that want to check it out.
     
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  25. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    I bought Greg's giant Trance size small.
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    That was a really good deal... I hope you and your girlfriend stick with the hobby and stick with the forum. Maybe join a group ride or two... :thumbsup:
     
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  27. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    I hope to! I need to stop braking stuff though. I broke my chain at the loop yesterday.
     
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Sh!t!

    I break chains frequently, but I run a single speed... Time for a multitool and some spare links.
     
  29. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    Purchased a Crank Brothers multitool, two extra chains, wider handlebars, grips, and shock pump.
     
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  30. Fijirob

    Fijirob Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Rob
    The addiction is real.
     
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