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  1. General Discussion
    It's hard to find touch-up paint matching my bike's color scheme. So I bought a big variety pack of crayons and ground the best color match into the scratch. After smoothing the wax with a paper towel and wiping off the excess wax, I painted over the area with clear-coat fingernail polish. I...
  2. General Discussion
    Rough start to the week! Laid the bike down and took a nice little chip out of the head tube. Now I have some exposed fibers. Basic quarter test, doesn't sound dead or hollow. Just want to make sure that an epoxy is the appropriate approach? First carbon frame, still learning. I will attach a...
  3. Beginner's Corner
    Hey guys, I've got recently a new full suspension frame from China. After assembling I've tried to ride it, and then it just cracked in the area around the bottom bracket. (check attached images) Should I try to repair it in a local bike repair service or it's not reasonable to fix it and just...
  4. What Bike to Buy
    I have a vintage Trek 820 Antelope than I bough off Facebook marketplace for $50 a year ago when it was still in great condition. As of now, the front brake assembly and front brake cable are broken, both wheels are warped but the front one is a lot worse, and now the inside of the pedal or the...
  5. Misc Components
    The Lowdown: Dynaplug Tubeless Repair Kits Tubeless bike tires are one of the best technologies introduced to mountain biking. Flats occur a lot less often as those thin, pesky inner tubes are eliminated from the system. And when the tire itself is punctured, Sealant inside the tire is usually...
  6. Beginner's Corner
    Well, I bought a new Trek Marlin a few months back and have been having some issues with it. The cable which connects to my brake lever keeps falling out of the barrel adjuster, when I pedal real hard the cranks feel like they slip and pop, my rear tire rubs on my front derailleur hanger (It's a...
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