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So this is my Only mountain bike.
Little Background on why I'm posting.
I got this when I like 4 years ago when I was a tinyfag, so its only a 13 inch frame. I'm 5' 10" now. So when the seat is all the way down, its about up to the middle of my thigh. I feel bad letting it sit there. I want to still use it, even though I got a road bike now. I was thinking:
-Single speed conversion
-Maybe a rigid fork.
-Maybe new tires.
I'm getting a Trek Rig soon.
Still can spend 200 on this.
Will it be okay to ride even though its so small?
(I'm a newfag, only second time posting)
tl;dr: Can I ride it, even though its 7 inches to small.
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/n/, I'm building a touring bicycle.
I've got most of the components picked out, but I know absolutely nothing about wheels. I know that the easiest way to get the best wheels is to have them custom built, but I was curious as to if there are any good pre-built/online built-to-order options out there. I think that'd be a lot easier on my wallet, too.
I'd like them both to be 36 spoke, (or 36/40 F/R), and able to seat 700Cx35mm tires. (Vittoria Randonneurs, most likely.) Any ideas? Suggestions? Abuse? In case I DO end up getting wheels built, what components should I be looking at?
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Recently, my bicycle has started "skipping". That is, the teeth on my chainring are chipped off so the chain isn't held in place. I assume this is because I rarely change gears.
My question is, assuming I don't want to start changing gears all the time, do I need to convert to a fixed gear bike? Or do I just need to buy some sort of higher quality chainring?
I would like to be able to change gears, because I do so when I ride on trails or especially steep inclines, but I'd be willing to walk a bit of trail in exchange for not destroying my chainring. Also, sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology, I don't know very much about bicycles.