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04-10-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,468
Posted By Viich

Yea, no. I'm in Ottawa, only a couple hours drive...

Yea, no. I'm in Ottawa, only a couple hours drive from Montreal - the used bike market is crazy for the past year. You can get some bikes in the trash, but you better be able to fix them, because...
04-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 63
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Views: 1,634
Posted By Viich

I think it looks cool, but completely different...

I think it looks cool, but completely different intent - the SA is intended for utility cycling & recumbents, classified for sport cycling. The wireless shift looks cool, and the weight is low - I'm...
04-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 63
Igh
Views: 1,634
Posted By Viich

My hub is 66%, direct, and 133%. Freewheels in...

My hub is 66%, direct, and 133%. Freewheels in all gears. From everything I've read the Sturmey Archer hubs can use just about any light oil, but I haven't used anything else extensively. Some of the...
04-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Igh
Views: 1,634
Posted By Viich

I actually like the wide space, makes me use a...

I actually like the wide space, makes me use a variety of cadences. I'll use 3rd gear any time I'm pushing it, 2nd for an easy spin, and 1st is climbing only. I've been using the 3in1 for years, no...
04-08-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 63
Igh
Views: 1,634
Posted By Viich

I use a SA 3 speed hub on my commuter road bike...

I use a SA 3 speed hub on my commuter road bike (Bianchi from 80's) with a downtube shifter. I like it. It's more than enough gearing for my commute.

The only big advantage, to be completely...
Forum: BMX
03-26-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Viich

Dude - his bike is not an old school BMX. It's a...

Dude - his bike is not an old school BMX. It's a brand new wally world bike. Perfectly good for what he paid for it to beat around on or take when you're worried about your bike being stolen.

The...
Forum: BMX
03-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Viich

So - OP has a new bike, not old school. ...

So - OP has a new bike, not old school.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/20-hyper-bicycles-spinner-boys-steel-frame-bike/6000197682593
I doubt it would use that old standard, probably JIS. In any case,...
03-24-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,797
Posted By Viich

All good, we have enough already. Thanks for the...

All good, we have enough already. Thanks for the offer.
03-23-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,797
Posted By Viich

So yes, but far less prevalent - quite a number...

So yes, but far less prevalent - quite a number of conditions need to be met, and there is no 'punitive damages' part of awards, it's based only on actual costs and lost wages.

We have a lot fewer...
Forum: BMX
03-22-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Viich

Lots of 1" threadless headsets from the BMX...

Lots of 1" threadless headsets from the BMX racing companies, kids' racing bikes use them. If you're going to use the existing fork threadless though, I don't think you're gaining anything. Probably...
Forum: BMX
03-22-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Viich

I think he was asking if you could take it out an...

I think he was asking if you could take it out an look, it should be marked on the post.
03-21-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,797
Posted By Viich

Remember that this is in Canada and not the...

Remember that this is in Canada and not the United States. Getting big awards from private lawsuits is much less common and more difficult.
03-20-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Viich

Thanks! SRAM stuff should show up today. The...

Thanks!
SRAM stuff should show up today. The tiagra I thought I was going to be able to get my hands on turned out to be a mirage anyway. Probably gets built up as a 1x to start, 2x if I can find...
03-20-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Viich

Thank you very much for the offer! I've got a...

Thank you very much for the offer! I've got a pretty healthy parts bin myself though.
03-20-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By Viich

It's not. I'd wait until you were going to...

It's not. I'd wait until you were going to replace tires anyway, myself. I've run 23s, 25s, 28s and now 30 front / 32 rear all on the same bike. I like the 30/32 combo, but it's not a fat bike. Note...
03-19-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Viich

Nice build - I considered that, but the SRAM...

Nice build - I considered that, but the SRAM works nice together too, and I was having trouble finding decent stuff used, there's a few guys doing a lot of builds and selling them over the past year,...
03-19-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Viich

Most of my riding is on an Sturmey Archer 3 speed...

Most of my riding is on an Sturmey Archer 3 speed and I do BMX racing - I've no problem with low or high cadences. ;)

I actually still don't have a left brake lever / shifter ordered, as...
03-18-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Viich

So - a buddy I ride with on Zwift gave me a very...

So - a buddy I ride with on Zwift gave me a very strong recommendation for SRAM 1x, so I ordered a Rival shifter and GX 2.1 derailleur. It's supposed to arrive today, though I have my doubts. Let you...
03-18-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Viich

Sort of, but not quite - I have an 88 Bianchi...

Sort of, but not quite - I have an 88 Bianchi Strada running a 3sp Sturmey, but not the S3X. I run a downtube shifter, considered bar-end, but like the no cable housing thing. Running 32mm / 30mm...
03-13-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Viich

Groupset for Cyclocross frame

Hi all.

I have a (not new) steel cyclocross frame (fairly nice one - True North Cycles (https://truenorthcycles.com/)) that I want to build up. Build for a bit of light trail riding, maybe some...
Forum: BMX
03-07-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Viich

So - carbon assembly paste is another option -...

So - carbon assembly paste is another option - it's meant to increase friction, but sanding and torquing to the right amount should be all you need to do.

BMX bikes are pretty much the only style...
02-22-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,967
Posted By Viich

I have a couple B-17. Love it on my commuter, but...

I have a couple B-17. Love it on my commuter, but find it just a hair wide on my road bike. I'm considering trying a B-15, any Brooks afficionados have views on that saddle?

BTW - to me, B-17 is...
02-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Viich

2 things - the interface in Zwift sucks, and the...

2 things - the interface in Zwift sucks, and the other websites (I use https://www.zwiftworkout.com/ ) also make sharing easier.
02-08-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Viich

My training plan is essentially 2 races (1 of...

My training plan is essentially 2 races (1 of them short), 1 structured workout (depending on types of races I've done recently, either threshold, sweet spot or VO2), and a bunch of easy rides on...
02-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Viich

http://WTRL.racing

http://WTRL.racing
02-08-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Viich

CLEAN & LUBE! The biggest thing you're...

CLEAN & LUBE!

The biggest thing you're cleaning out is the grit generated from the chain wear on itself. Cleaning that stuff out and lubing will extend the life of your chain. Just because...
02-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Viich

Sprint watts will often be more. I think that...

Sprint watts will often be more.
I think that the zPower is more often flattering, but the biggest point is that the zPower estimate is not accurate. The Saris Fluid 2 and other trainers that...
01-03-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Viich

Thanks! I actually have a frame I'd been waiting...

Thanks! I actually have a frame I'd been waiting to have another go at, I may try the hole-drilling trick to get some leverage.
01-03-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,999
Posted By Viich

So - I only tried a modern (ie. suspension) mtb...

So - I only tried a modern (ie. suspension) mtb once. I rented one a whistler (not the downhill park). I went up a soft surface climb, over the top ..... and panicked, as I was going crazy fast into...
12-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,256
Posted By Viich

No, I just commute, BMX race and ride a bit on...

No, I just commute, BMX race and ride a bit on Zwift. Commuting I want to be as far away from people as possible, BMX I'm trying not to ride behind anyone, and Zwift I'm by myself in my living room. ...
12-21-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,256
Posted By Viich

What? What the heck is that about? Is this a...

What? What the heck is that about? Is this a roadie group riding thing?
12-21-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,256
Posted By Viich

I actually had someone get extremely belligerent...

I actually had someone get extremely belligerent when I asked him not to draft. This was after the third time I'd pulled over to let him go by. I waited 15-20 seconds each time, went back to my pace,...
09-20-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,760
Posted By Viich

If we're going retrospective on this, I've since...

If we're going retrospective on this, I've since bought a 1UP rack with 2 add ons (to make 4 bikes). This rack is one of the best designed and constructed 'things' that I own.
Forum: BMX
09-17-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,800
Posted By Viich

BMX museum is probably the best site for the buy...

BMX museum is probably the best site for the buy & sell you're looking for.
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Viich

I'm actually not 'still riding' - I didn't start...

I'm actually not 'still riding' - I didn't start racing until last year at 40 after my kids started. I'm gradually increasing my padding ;)
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Viich

I'm not going to complain - it's my wife...

I'm not going to complain - it's my wife recording. ;) She watches on her phone, so doesn't see an issue. Worst is when she's recording stuff that the kids want to edit together with some of it in...
Forum: BMX
08-28-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Viich

I'm still not entirely sure, but I think we hit...

I'm still not entirely sure, but I think we hit bars - on the video it looks like my wheel turned, then my bike went out from under me into his bike. I didn't hit my pre-pull right, I was late and...
08-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By Viich

Bikes are pretty simple. Just do it. Either buy a...

Bikes are pretty simple. Just do it. Either buy a tool set up front, or buy special tools as you need them if you already have automotive tools.
Forum: BMX
08-26-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Viich

Why not? From that point of view it isn't cutting...

Why not? From that point of view it isn't cutting anything off and is showing more of the track; and,
I obviously wasn't recording if I was riding.
08-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By Viich

I swapped a Shimano Nexus 3 speed IGH into my...

I swapped a Shimano Nexus 3 speed IGH into my kids' 20" bike as an intro to gears - but my 8yo outgrew it when he was 7, last fall.

I've got both my kids (8 & 9) on 24" Specialized Hotrock Street...
08-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By Viich

The hanging from the front wheel style hitch rack...

The hanging from the front wheel style hitch rack come in 6 bike size. (North Shore Rack, Recon Rack are the two I know off the top of my head, there are some others in that style)
...
Forum: BMX
08-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Viich

Want to watch me crash?

I'm the guy in blue that was on the right.

https://youtu.be/EK_reLIPwHs
Forum: BMX
08-25-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Viich

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by 'wheeling'. ...

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by 'wheeling'.

SE Bikes make great BMX, and some 'big wheel' 26" and fat tire BMX crosses that are kind of interesting. Buy a bike to do the riding you want. If...
Forum: BMX
08-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Viich

Cool viewpoint race video

Hi! I started racing BMX with my sons a year ago. I took this video of a recent race in the rain - was pretty cool. Traction was tough at the start, both front tire on the gate and rear tire until...
Forum: BMX
08-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,634
Posted By Viich

Race BMX world sells seat post extensions used...

Race BMX world sells seat post extensions used for 'warm down' sitting down spinning between heats, usually on rollers. Would probably work for your purposes.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,767
Posted By Viich

My commuter bike: ...

My commuter bike:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190707_123226_70ca15af61da08b61f271f71e19c4e37511780c6.jpg
The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next...
08-14-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,151
Posted By Viich

Getting one because it's fun is ok. I don't group...

Getting one because it's fun is ok. I don't group ride or race road bikes. I have a road bike with 2x10 gearing. It's fun to ride. I have another road bike with a 3sp Sturmey Archer hub. It's a fun,...
08-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By Viich

I lean one leg into the top tube. Damps it...

I lean one leg into the top tube. Damps it enough. I ride a noodely old hi-ten steel bike, it can happen around 45-50km/hr on that bike.
08-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Viich

Is he steering by moving the handlebars instead...

Is he steering by moving the handlebars instead of leaning? Common for kids to have not made that switch yet as they move from 'I can ride on two wheels' to 'I'm a daredevil', and will look like...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,442
Posted By Viich

DeVinci builds their aluminum bikes in Canada. ...

DeVinci builds their aluminum bikes in Canada.

Looks like DeVinci Cartier Nexus might be what you're looking for.
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