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07-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Large frame bag can hd bladder tools and thousand...

Large frame bag can hd bladder tools and thousand other things
07-18-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 452
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If your peers don't see the genius in your plan,...

If your peers don't see the genius in your plan, why not create your own coop and take those 500 bikes?

Admittedly I know no details about your situation. But I see the coop here and they have...
07-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 452
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What do you mean by work for the value? I...

What do you mean by work for the value?

I guess those bikes are rusty abandoned heaps of trash they found on campus.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,267
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This thread started in 2012. If OP hasn't...

This thread started in 2012. If OP hasn't graduated yet I blame the lack of proper backpack.

But for the benefit of others my thoughts;
- I use an osprey hikelite 26 for commuting and it feels...
07-17-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't put upgrade money into this bike.... it is...

Don't put upgrade money into this bike.... it is what it is. If you need a better bike, better save up for one.

You could dump $500 into this bike, but it still will be way behind some lower cost...
07-17-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Seat tube length became meaningless with slanted...

Seat tube length became meaningless with slanted top tubes.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-17-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By HerrKaLeun

any rim of the desired wheelsize will work. The...

any rim of the desired wheelsize will work. The issue would be more what axle the hub has to work with whatever frame you use.

You can lace a 700c roadbike rim to a 197mm fat hub if you want.......
07-17-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By HerrKaLeun

True. But to be consistent with comfort and...

True. But to be consistent with comfort and dealing with bad roads they should have used 50mm tires and wider rims in addition to the suspension fork. But that would have increased the marketing...
07-17-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm curious to how long a pin lasts in home use....

I'm curious to how long a pin lasts in home use. Per chain you need to use it at least once. More often if you sized the chain too large or reduce cog or chainring sizes. Assuming a chain lasting...
07-16-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Holy cow, those Canyons all are great values if...

Holy cow, those Canyons all are great values if you like that type.

I'm not convinced a hybrid (and a bike with 40mm tires is not really off roadish) needs suspension. But if you are a suspension...
07-16-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Keep in mind some chain tools are for 10 speed...

Keep in mind some chain tools are for 10 speed only. Get a large shop tool with large leverage for home. On the road one on a multitool will do in a pinch.

I had the small Park tool, but it was...
07-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A Giant Toughroad would be comfortable due to...

A Giant Toughroad would be comfortable due to larger 50mm tires and CF fork.

As for the comment that hybrids are not worth upgrading.... well, technically no bike is if you look at it...
07-15-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Isn't that caused by cable stops? Would going to...

Isn't that caused by cable stops? Would going to full cable housing help?
07-14-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,113
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You know that humans evolved in nature without...

You know that humans evolved in nature without refrigeration? I'm sure humans are able to hydrate just fine with warm water.

It is an American thing to ice every drink. In most of the World...
07-14-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Install more powerful motor. Gearing changes...

Install more powerful motor. Gearing changes torque, but not power.
07-14-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you want them continue to run smoothly,...

If you want them continue to run smoothly, overhaul them.
07-14-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,308
Posted By HerrKaLeun

108 miles just require some high density food and...

108 miles just require some high density food and plenty of water depending on temperature.

Scout out water supply or take a filter with you to use natural water from creeks etc.

Obviously have...
07-13-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Assuming you mean newer ones sold by BD. They...

Assuming you mean newer ones sold by BD.
They have different levels and overall are good for the money.

My motobecane fatbike seems better than my Giant and Trek hybrids. Better frame welds,...
07-09-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,609
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Wipe it off after each ride and lube every month...

Wipe it off after each ride and lube every month or as needed.

Who cares if it looks dirty... the dirt you see isn't what wears it down anyway. All that degreaser is doing is remove lube where...
07-08-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This is the after picture. Should have seen the...

This is the after picture. Should have seen the bike before.....
07-08-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Thanks for pointing this out. I'll be more...

Thanks for pointing this out. I'll be more cautious now. I appreciate the feedback.

I have no lab result or any low potassium history. I just based that on tracked nutrients and potassium is...
07-08-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What if the OP wants shifters?

What if the OP wants shifters?
07-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No matter the quality of the bikes, the limit to...

No matter the quality of the bikes, the limit to 2.4" tires will hold them back and making it a risky investment.

I'm not saying plus tires are better, and tire fads go up and down in size. But...
07-08-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Jones bar has many positions including an aero...

Jones bar has many positions including an aero position. Different than drop bars.... but with similar result. Check out the videos where Jeff demonstrates the positions.

I used ergo bars etc....
07-06-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By HerrKaLeun

they say they are "semi metallic". Do they squeal...

they say they are "semi metallic". Do they squeal when wet?
reason I'm asking is I had similar generic semi-metallic pads, which were fine. but whenever it was wet my brakes sounded like a train...
07-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Big shoutout to Osprey

I use an Osprey hikelite 26 for riding to work. Feels really light and makes a backpack as comfortable as it can be. Has the mesh to prevent sweat.

I had that pack in in my car and the hip belt...
07-06-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By HerrKaLeun

multiple hand positions on flat bar bike... Jones...

multiple hand positions on flat bar bike... Jones Bar (https://www.jonesbikes.com/h-bars/)

have it on both my bikes and can ride for hours without hand problems.
07-04-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Ah, propaganda, just a fluke. You need to eat the...

Ah, propaganda, just a fluke. You need to eat the official food pyramid.... you know, the one that miraculously matches what the lobbying food industry produces and brought you to your old state to...
07-03-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Point taken . But one would have to take almost...

Point taken . But one would have to take almost 50 pills or whatever each dose is to get the daily dose.

As I said, I'm tracking and the additional 800 mg still don't get me over the daily 4700...
07-03-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I recently started mixing some "creme of tartar",...

I recently started mixing some "creme of tartar", which has potassium and Morton lite salt (sodium and potassium) in my workout water. Like 3g of creme and 1g of salt gives 700mg of potassium

All...
07-02-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Eating Keto and carbs sounds a lot like just...

Eating Keto and carbs sounds a lot like just eating a lot of everything. Or like a vegetarian who also eats meat. Keto is based on near absence of carbs, so adding bananas and apples etc. makes it...
07-02-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,583
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 This applies to all products. Bikes have...

+1
This applies to all products.
Bikes have way too many variations for how small the industry is. After all they use the same or similar components and frames of different manufacturers are made...
07-01-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,036
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have an over 1000lm helmet and an over 1000lm...

I have an over 1000lm helmet and an over 1000lm handlebar flashlight. They are adequate, but I never see myself running them at under 100%. Exception is if darkness surprises me far from home and I...
07-01-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My 2 bikes came with the stem already "up" and...

My 2 bikes came with the stem already "up" and only a 5 mm spacer on top. And there is a limit on the stem rise, typically 35° or so unless you go to adjustable stems. It would be good manufacturers...
06-30-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

i have nothing to contribute that will help OP. ...

i have nothing to contribute that will help OP.

but I wonder how much weight is saved vs. a CF fork with AL-steerer? I have an Al steerer and first wished I'd rather have full carbon to save...
06-25-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Brake force will be the same with small or large...

Brake force will be the same with small or large pads. Small pads have more pressure, but over smaller surface.

The advantage of larger pads is they heat up less (less heat per area) and need less...
06-25-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,583
Posted By HerrKaLeun

OP probably researched online and the store...

OP probably researched online and the store offering was very limited compared to online. OP probably couldn't remember all details and wanted sales person to verify..... but apparently it is too...
06-25-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,708
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Great response and shows the company really tried...

Great response and shows the company really tried to correct the error and keep OP happy.
06-22-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,708
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just get a custom full size frame bag for $150...

Just get a custom full size frame bag for $150 and put a 3l hydration bag in. Add a longer hose and mouthpiece you attach to handlebar to drink while riding.
06-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you haven't noticed a problem with...

If you haven't noticed a problem with stockwheels, just leave as is. Good new wheels cost $500 if you build them yourself, more if you pay for labor. No limit upwards. So it is questionable to do for...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By HerrKaLeun

How often do you need new rims? Plenty of rims...

How often do you need new rims?
Plenty of rims available in all kind of widths. No need for Surly stuff. I bet Surly just relabels the rims anyway.
06-16-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By HerrKaLeun

0.5% elongation. Use steel machinist ruler....

0.5% elongation.
Use steel machinist ruler. Replace when 12 links exceed 12-1/16" or 10 links exceed 25.5 cm.
06-12-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By HerrKaLeun

SRAM recommends +4 on the 10 speed and higher....

SRAM recommends +4 on the 10 speed and higher. Shimano recommends +2. Probably works either way, but if I have a choice I do what the manufacturer recommends.
06-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Same manufacturer and quality level, yes metallic...

Same manufacturer and quality level, yes metallic pads will cost more. Maybe they last equally longer, don't know. In my case it was between $5 and $25 for same manufacturer and I didn't want to try...
06-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more...

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more wear on the rotor, even on rotors rated for them. so not a way to save $. Where they shine is fade resistance on long descents, not on saving cost.
...
06-11-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I just realized it is the 3, with freewheel. It...

I just realized it is the 3, with freewheel. It only cost $400 new. $250 is a ripoff. The components are almost Walmart level. The only thing it has over a Wally bike is a sealed cartridge BB, which...
06-11-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By HerrKaLeun

To do it right, don't rely on the original chain...

To do it right, don't rely on the original chain being correct.

Read the RD manual on chainsizing and verify if the chain is the correct length. Typically it is big-big + 2 or 4 links.... but that...
06-11-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All the marathon tires are very durable and long...

All the marathon tires are very durable and long lasting. I have the allmotion tubeless version and no visible wear after long time. So they all are great for people riding a lot, or little.

They...
06-11-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you go the used route, you have less choice...

If you go the used route, you have less choice for modern features.

For new I definitely would go disc, but for used older options are OK. That is part of the lower price. Same with drivetrain...
06-09-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,322
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be...

Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be hard to boycott both if you want modern drivetrains (and brakes).

The alternatives are not better or cheaper. Like box or sunrace.

KMC and Sunrace...
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