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Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

Because people assume I am going to derail it,...

Because people assume I am going to derail it, which I am not.

Have a good evening.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By acidfast7

This is a little more like what I usually see...

This is a little more like what I usually see where I am.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By acidfast7

Hand-built wheels and not machine-built will...

Hand-built wheels and not machine-built will solve the OP's problems (assuming the proper wheel builder.)
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

Well. It seems this thread is bound to be closed...

Well. It seems this thread is bound to be closed so this is my last post here.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

Yes. And that "savings" was passed to the...

Yes. And that "savings" was passed to the consumer.

Same with bikes.

Honestly, the cassette is the cheapest option.

If I was the OP, I would show up with the cassette I indicated (and a...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:42 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

Maybe. I guess the EU market is tighter, as in...

Maybe. I guess the EU market is tighter, as in restricted capital (have you even seen a German supermarket market battle?) and if it doesn't exist here it's not good value for money.

The NA market...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

That's a fair argument. I overlooked that. ...

That's a fair argument. I overlooked that.

Mechanically, the rear mech is critical. On German bikes, the money is spent there first, as it makes sense.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,153
Posted By acidfast7

Also, drop half of that ****. A camera, really?

Also, drop half of that ****. A camera, really?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,153
Posted By acidfast7

Seriously. Just ride in and clean up at work....

Seriously. Just ride in and clean up at work. Don't overthink it.

I wouldn't accept a job that didn't have a shower on site. Sorry, that's a deal breaker showing they're not serious about bikes.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

If it's an extra long cage just change the...

If it's an extra long cage just change the cassette. I don't see the problem?

My comment was that Deore is ****ty on a $1000 bike where it's the single component that does the most work on a bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

To be a total *******, if it doesn't exist on...

To be a total *******, if it doesn't exist on Europe it's bad value for money. We have much less money and every penny counts.

The framesets do exist over here. But the bike as a total purchase...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By acidfast7

Jburg is quite cool. I wouldn't mind...

Jburg is quite cool. I wouldn't mind living/working there but the science infrastructure is poop and my career would go down the pooper. Good diversity and tons of fun!
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

Yeah, IIRC, there wasn't price difference between...

Yeah, IIRC, there wasn't price difference between a Shimano XT extra long rear mech and a standard rear mech, so most German OEMs for touring/trekking/MTBs were running the long cage rear mechs.

I...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 26,246
Posted By acidfast7

Nice commute today.

Nice commute today.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,936
Posted By acidfast7

I enjoy reading these. 40 really snuck on me and...

I enjoy reading these. 40 really snuck on me and I assume that 50 will be the same.

I would get a second opinion about the pacemaker. I would also determine whether it is "FDA approved" or "FDA...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,936
Posted By acidfast7

Nice day today. Nice to see the sea. Was very...

Nice day today. Nice to see the sea. Was very stormy on the weekend. Very calm today. Nice to have those differences.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,602
Posted By acidfast7

Honestly, I must admit that I'm not an expert...

Honestly, I must admit that I'm not an expert with Surly as they're very rare in Europe. I'll assume it's Shimano equipped.

However, based on your question, I would start with the simplest option...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By acidfast7

Correct. I should've posted that as well (too...

Correct. I should've posted that as well (too early in the morning for me mate, you're quite ahead!)

the tubus stuff is top notch.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By acidfast7

Here is the thread: ...

Here is the thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1158318-opinions-schwinn-central.html

Paging medic75 for feedback on the bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By acidfast7

Quick points: 1. I wouldn't invest £50 in a...

Quick points:

1. I wouldn't invest £50 in a tune-up on a £250 bike. That's throwing good money after bad. Especially if the components aren't good.

2. I would get a full-size bike unless you...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By acidfast7

Tubus P-clamping system. ...

Tubus P-clamping system.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/14mm-tubus-clamp-set-rack-eyes-for-seat-stay-mounting/

Read the reviews.

Don't buy parts at a hardware store to make it...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

The original marathon is pretty much impossible...

The original marathon is pretty much impossible to get in 23-622 any longer :/
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,936
Posted By acidfast7

Nice wide empty road! I yearn for the type of...

Nice wide empty road! I yearn for the type of freedom.

I have attached my usual cycling view. That's a bidirectional road with parking on both sides and a speed bump.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,710
Posted By acidfast7

It's a design specimen really. I usually saw them...

It's a design specimen really. I usually saw them around design stores in European capitals but never saw them in the wild. They look cool and the pricepoint is cheap for a capital dweller.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,955
Posted By acidfast7

Nah, in most countries 28" is simply 700c or...

Nah, in most countries 28" is simply 700c or -622.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By acidfast7

I agree. For me walking / riding isn't that...

I agree.

For me walking / riding isn't that different when I stop at lights, watch for traffic, etc...

Getting the bike out of the shed and locking it, etc... also takes time.

I'm within an...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,936
Posted By acidfast7

I had the same issue. It took about 6 weeks to...

I had the same issue. It took about 6 weeks to heal. Didn't show up on the x-ray initially as it was fractured inward. 6-8 weeks. I ditched the sling but didn't ride for a long time.

Get well soon...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,936
Posted By acidfast7

Serious non-trolling message Don't rush....

Serious non-trolling message

Don't rush. This is what my father did to get out of the ICU. Had a very serious infection and push/proded his way. Only, to arrive back home and die a week later.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,936
Posted By acidfast7

My daughter was in the neonatal ICU for the first...

My daughter was in the neonatal ICU for the first 5 days of her life. Freakin' stressful. Most babies have hearing loss due to the beeping / etc... from the NICU, so hopefully you're out soon!

Not...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 124,300
Posted By acidfast7

episode 521 5521km/3430mi/264.16h ...

episode 521
5521km/3430mi/264.16h
£605.76/€679.05/$777.27 total
£2.293/€2.570/$2.942 per hour
£0.1097/€0.1229/$0.2266 per km/mi
£1.162/€1.303/$1.492per RT commute

Pretty slow build up this...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 26,246
Posted By acidfast7

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3438 (3607 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

Also, I have a friend at Wiggle.com and they...

Also, I have a friend at Wiggle.com and they bought bike24.de and stated that they have no more Marathons (original) in 23-622, which is a shame. They said the whole tyre market follows the pros that...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

Always ridden in SS mode. I'm assuming you're...

Always ridden in SS mode. I'm assuming you're asking due to the treadwear?

I'm 188cm/80kg (6'2" / 175#), so I'm not that heavy.

I really think it is the poor UK road surface as they're much...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

I see the original Marathons over here for around...

I see the original Marathons over here for around £15. Good pricepoint but wish the treadwear was better.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

Thank you for taking the time to read the thread...

Thank you for taking the time to read the thread and provide your input.

Have a nice evening (here) and a good rest of your week.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,577
Posted By acidfast7

The bike I posted from Halfords is 650b.

The bike I posted from Halfords is 650b.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

Schwalbe techniques for measuring are published....

Schwalbe techniques for measuring are published. As they maintain the ETRTO standard practice.

I'm tight for time now (on the pot on my mobile after returning from Oxford trying to get another big...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

Schwalbe measures exactly as you describe (at the...

Schwalbe measures exactly as you describe (at the widest part of the tyre on a rim width they deem comparable, which I posted a chart for earlier). They allow ±3 mm on the widest tyre (60mm or 2+...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,933
Posted By acidfast7

Like I said, I like you, but I always discount...

Like I said, I like you, but I always discount everyone's advice if it doesn't come with quantifiable measurement.

So far, in this thread there is one and I plan to add some. It would be nice if...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,174
Posted By acidfast7

Those give me much more of a workout than I...

Those give me much more of a workout than I expected. Strapping 5kg to my front and going about my daily business is good exercise.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,299
Posted By acidfast7

I agree. The technology is great but the price...

I agree. The technology is great but the price point remains relatively high.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By acidfast7

I agree 100% as I've been down this road before.

I agree 100% as I've been down this road before.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 01:15 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,668
Posted By acidfast7

I'd say we get the fog of the OP photo maybe 30...

I'd say we get the fog of the OP photo maybe 30 to 40 commutes/year.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,668
Posted By acidfast7

Fog is very common here. Our house is pretty...

Fog is very common here. Our house is pretty close to the sea and the fog horns from ships can wake us up at night.

As everyone is used to it, no one does anything special about it.

I'm sure...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,050
Posted By acidfast7

I'm cool with that. That's why I had a bidet...

I'm cool with that. That's why I had a bidet installed when I redid my bath (at significant expense I might add.)

Now, I find scents quite disgusting (deo/cologne/perfume). Interestingly, there is...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,316
Posted By acidfast7

I agree. Full fenders were a game changer for me...

I agree. Full fenders were a game changer for me as well. They make commuting much more hospitable in rainy Britain.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,174
Posted By acidfast7

How do you bring infant around the shop?

How do you bring infant around the shop?
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By acidfast7

I would start with a backpack because just about...

I would start with a backpack because just about everyone has a few floating around the house. That will force you to streamline what you need to carry and help you decide on what store size you...
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