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01-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,991
Posted By Obeast

-22C is about it. Below this my ears begin to...

-22C is about it. Below this my ears begin to experience these popping sounds which are not pleasant at all.
01-24-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By Obeast

What is more advanced than BOA laces for cycling shoes?

I am upgrading my cycling shoes to all BOA lacing system. BOA seem like the future of lacing but I could be missing something even more revolutionary out there. Any ideas?
01-24-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By Obeast

slushy snow feels like riding on sand at times. ...

slushy snow feels like riding on sand at times. Winter cycling is quite fun but not for long commute which really sucks.
01-24-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,811
Posted By Obeast

I find this comment too funny to be offensive :)

I find this comment too funny to be offensive :)
01-24-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By Obeast

-10C you can get away with just any thick but...

-10C you can get away with just any thick but lightweight fleece jacket. Your body gets warm quickly so get the ones that have those armpit zippers that can vent about 30 min into a ride.
01-24-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,141
Posted By Obeast

normal cycling shoes plus cover or winter specific boots?

I am thinking of picking up integrated cycling boots but they are expensive and not very versatile since only Jan and Feb are cold enough to require their use. Does anyone use boots and do they offer...
01-24-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,189
Posted By Obeast

How do you explain an old lady with flowers and...

How do you explain an old lady with flowers and dogs zipping by me up a hill? bruh, itīs battery powered simple as that. Seeing is believing, not a generalization at all. I am glad older folks are...
01-24-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,811
Posted By Obeast

Are Pearl Izumi products made for Asian/Japanese people?

Their mtb shoes are like 1 size smaller than what I normally wear, same with their arm, leg, and shoe covers, everything feels a bit smaller than usual. The large size arm cover feels like a medium,...
01-15-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By Obeast

ski masks and ski goggles.

ski masks and ski goggles.
01-15-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By Obeast

I use fleece socks and cut out the toe section to...

I use fleece socks and cut out the toe section to cover over the wool socks. They seem to doing the trick for now in -15C. However, if you pedal hard up a hill, you should warm up in no time.
01-15-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Obeast

I ride in -15C and "normal" ski type gloves work...

I ride in -15C and "normal" ski type gloves work fine. However, my toes are always cold no matter what kind of precaution I use in term of socks and booty covers.
01-15-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,620
Posted By Obeast

they have that retro tactile feel. I have not...

they have that retro tactile feel. I have not used one for years but they are not that bad for commutting. Obviously, STIs are far superior but if thatīs all you have then they work fine.
01-15-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,020
Posted By Obeast

last year, I discovered that I could actually...

last year, I discovered that I could actually pedal a 53/17 road bike up a steep hill out of the saddle. It was a moment of pure joy and glorious obeastness. Modern gearing makes one a slave to...
01-15-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,218
Posted By Obeast

my next bike will definitely be an electric cargo...

my next bike will definitely be an electric cargo bike. I have not used a car for 2 years now and an electric cargo bike will basically make my life much better. But they do cost a lot of money.
01-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Obeast

I agree 100%. Used bikes made before 2000 are...

I agree 100%. Used bikes made before 2000 are perfect for most conditions. I just need disc brakes for the winter and probably only during January and February with the crazy amount of snow. After...
01-15-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Obeast

smaller bikes are lighter and easy on hallway...

smaller bikes are lighter and easy on hallway space for us apartment dwelling slaves. I really want to build a cheap full carbon 24 or 26 nonsuspension for just cruising around town.

The ones I...
01-15-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,189
Posted By Obeast

I think e-bike really changed the game. Most...

I think e-bike really changed the game. Most older people buy ebikes to commute so I see them zip by me all the time. I think circa 2030 we will see a bunch of those rare 1970s/1980s lugged steels...
01-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,189
Posted By Obeast

Will baby boomers live much longer than expected?

I remember about 10 years ago, it was mostly the hipster types that I saw on bicycles commuting to work. Now, it feels ike more than 60% are over 40 years of age, and probably about 20% in the baby...
01-15-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Obeast

Full carbon Chinese monocoque MTB 26 frame experience?

I am looking at some Chinese full carbon frame for 26 wheels and wonder if anyone has experience with them? They come with disc brake mounts in friendly cheapo era skewer axles which means one can...
08-18-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Obeast

I was hoping to use an entry level EMTB for both...

I was hoping to use an entry level EMTB for both transportation and training. It feels strange to wear race jersey and cycling shoes to just coast down a hill. Also, on very steep hills, I feel like...
08-18-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Obeast

7sp EMTB single chainring crankset change out possible?

I am looking at a 7sp electric MTB with a single 36 chainring crankset. Can this crankset be removed to use a double or triple set up? The motor is in the back wheel and battery on the downtube so is...
08-15-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Obeast

I rely on ebay for old parts but it is strange...

I rely on ebay for old parts but it is strange that components are drying up. Either people donīt upgrade as much as they are used to or people just sell through other channels other than ebay.
08-15-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,009
Posted By Obeast

With the summer heat still going strong in...

With the summer heat still going strong in August, I think there is a high chance we can ride all the way til Christmas. Global warming is pretty sweet.
08-15-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Obeast

I think you are right. I may just keep it 8...

I think you are right. I may just keep it 8 speed and build a custom cassette but I think the lowest sprocket available with older 8sp cassettes is 12 tooth ring which is still kind of high for...
08-14-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Obeast

yeah they do but it is really expensive. Anything...

yeah they do but it is really expensive. Anything above 9sp we look at over $1200, which is too much for me to shelve out for a bike I leave outside all day. I personally don't see the advantage of...
08-14-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Obeast

Can new (2020) 7sp or 8sp MTB be upgraded to 10 speed?

there are 2x7 and 2x8 drivetrain mtbs at my LBS under $500 with suspension forks and mechanical disc brakes. Both have 7/8 speed crankset for double chainrings 22/36 with cassette up to 32 teeth. ...
07-08-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Obeast

I am surprised you donīt use front fender for...

I am surprised you donīt use front fender for snow? I hate ice and salt water splashing everywhere.
07-08-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Obeast

I was checking ebay for older 3x9 mtb groupsets...

I was checking ebay for older 3x9 mtb groupsets and came up with like 4 results with mostly shifter parts with other oddities. It seems like most people riding MTB abandoned the groupset idea a long...
07-02-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Obeast

I meant the golden era of 26 inch wheels mountain...

I meant the golden era of 26 inch wheels mountain bike with disc brakes. Personally, I donīt really need front suspension so a hard frame regardless of material and weight work fine for my purpose....
07-01-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Obeast

Best used disc brake 26 mtb from the golden era for the money?

I have saved up around $1200 and looking for a once-upon-a-time high end 26 mountain bike (hard tail), probably made somewhere around 2005-2015, that most people considered obsolete nowadays. What...
05-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By Obeast

Personally I donīt go to bike shops. The big box...

Personally I donīt go to bike shops. The big box stores now have everything I need in their ever expanding bike department. A good analogy to bike shops are shoe stores. I see them closing one by...
05-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,564
Posted By Obeast

is that some vintage groupset? I can see the use...

is that some vintage groupset? I can see the use of groupset but I believe in older bikes the word "groupset" includes matching hubs, pedals, seatpost, stem and all the other extras.
05-14-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,990
Posted By Obeast

cycling innovation stopped in the mid 1990s. We...

cycling innovation stopped in the mid 1990s. We are moving towards less gears for more money. I donīt think I will ever own a fixed gear because there are mountains where I live, lots of them.
05-13-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,564
Posted By Obeast

I ride road 10sp drivetrain but my crank is an 8...

I ride road 10sp drivetrain but my crank is an 8 speed triple and yes the double 10sp left shifter works fine but you have to sacrifice either some of the lowest gears in 22-X or some of the highest...
05-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,910
Posted By Obeast

James Bond in the latest reincarnation is now a...

James Bond in the latest reincarnation is now a *****exual so things are chaning bruh.
05-12-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,564
Posted By Obeast

It makes less sense now more than ever. The newer...

It makes less sense now more than ever. The newer Tiagra and even Sora stuff look very 105-ish compared to a few years ago.

This is Sora R3000 9 speed
...
05-12-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,564
Posted By Obeast

I have a bunch of road specific rear derailleurs...

I have a bunch of road specific rear derailleurs that I no longer use. All my road bikes use MTB rear derailleurs. They seem more technically advanced, shift better, can accommodate bigger...
05-12-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,910
Posted By Obeast

I think I see less pro TDF kits now since most...

I think I see less pro TDF kits now since most people ride ebikes so they donīt even break a sweat.
05-12-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,564
Posted By Obeast

Is "groupset" an outdated concept that only mfgs are pushing?

except for shifters and possibly matching derailleurs I have mixed tons of stuff across brands and speeds and they all work fine. The front derailleur can be swapped across brands and even between...
05-12-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,510
Posted By Obeast

if weight is not a problem then you can build a...

if weight is not a problem then you can build a really nice bike for about $500. My strategy goes like this:

buy a vintage ride with decent quality wheels and frame. Spend some time truing the...
05-12-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,492
Posted By Obeast

So car sales have basically peaked out in most...

So car sales have basically peaked out in most developed countries. Younger people donīt buy cars anymore and rather share or rent. Vintage bicycles have really gone up in value lately because more...
05-12-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,492
Posted By Obeast

I have heard this song more times than I can...

I have heard this song more times than I can count but I didnīt know that it came out in 1978, apparently during the bike boom era. As someone who loves cycling, maybe I should move closer to...
05-12-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,492
Posted By Obeast

If you look at the "new" Sora and Tiagra...

If you look at the "new" Sora and Tiagra components, they do look quite nice for entry levels. Certainly much nicer than the Sora and Tiagra of the past few years. I think the internet really...
05-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By Obeast

riding to work is a healthy choice!

riding to work is a healthy choice!
05-11-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,492
Posted By Obeast

Rotors 13 speed group, FSA K force group,...

Rotors 13 speed group, FSA K force group, Microshift...if are not in a bike boom, why are there so many new companies making new components? Old customers likely just use the same brands.
05-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Obeast

Is Peugeot a quality brand? I have heard of the...

Is Peugeot a quality brand? I have heard of the Peugeot car company but most of my friends think their cars are crap.
05-08-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,702
Posted By Obeast

I ride with ski gloves since most of them have a...

I ride with ski gloves since most of them have a fleece lining and an elastic strap near the wrist to prevent heat loss.
05-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By Obeast

When I ride my bike I feel a lot of positive...

When I ride my bike I feel a lot of positive energy afterwards. Getting on the bike to commute was the best decision I have ever made.
05-08-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,743
Posted By Obeast

steel bikes never look dated. So many nice bikes...

steel bikes never look dated. So many nice bikes in this thread.
05-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,510
Posted By Obeast

My threshold is $500. The best combo is a beat...

My threshold is $500. The best combo is a beat up frame with a big head tube sticker "Made in China" while sporting mainly XT components with "Japan" all hidden from view. Thieves are very racist,...
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