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10-19-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,146
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Maybe try to tilt the bar up in front a bit. The...

Maybe try to tilt the bar up in front a bit. The pics look like it is lower. Watch jeff's videos.

Also, a shorter stem is usually in order for that bar. Short and high rise. YMMV, but that is the...
10-14-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sell them for a few bucks. It will enable someone...

Sell them for a few bucks. It will enable someone to ride safer, and save landfill space.
10-10-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,364
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm your height but with 34" standover. You must...

I'm your height but with 34" standover. You must have a tall upper body, or measured wrong.

Probably need very long topbtube and a frame with unusual low standover for a long top tube.
10-09-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most LBS won't take the bike back just because...

Most LBS won't take the bike back just because you don't like it. At least not without restocking fee or buying a different bike. And if a bike is comfortable takes some hundred miles with fiddling...
10-09-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,462
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Took me my first 6 months of serious riding in...

Took me my first 6 months of serious riding in pain to finally get a Brooks. Never looked back and also outfit all my other good bikes with Brooks.

Except my commuter out of fear it getting stolen...
10-09-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Maybe they account for everyone cheating with...

Maybe they account for everyone cheating with their weight and you are the only person who enters the actual weight? :D

Indoors is harder because you also fight boredom and don't feel the speed...
10-09-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All tires will be a bit different. Rim width and...

All tires will be a bit different. Rim width and pressure also play a role. Typically manufacturer want to see 5mm clearance on either side for mud clearance, untrue wheel etc.

You can cut into...
10-09-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,146
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I had the same dropbar idea for the same reasons....

I had the same dropbar idea for the same reasons. But that requires major drivetrain and brake changes.....

I found the Jones bar, which works with flatbar controls and also gives multiple good...
10-08-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By HerrKaLeun

thanks to everyone. I guess I will wait till I...

thanks to everyone. I guess I will wait till I actually need to remove a bearing and take it from there.
I'm mainly thinking of hub bearings and pedal bearings.
10-07-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Blind bearing puller kit

What bearing puller kit would cover all bearings I ever need to pull on a bike? I can think of the ones in hubs and in pedals. i know there are tons of kits on amazon, but they may not have the small...
10-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Interesting point. Do the tires wear on those and...

Interesting point. Do the tires wear on those and spit out rubber dust? I had a fluid trainer and noticed rubber particles around it. Obviously an air quality problem. How is the tire noise on the...
10-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I would do some longer day trips first to test...

I would do some longer day trips first to test your physical strength. Assume when touring you have much more weight than on a day trip. If riding in a group, you don't want to be the one who only...
10-05-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By HerrKaLeun

"their own brand" means the cheapest stuff with...

"their own brand" means the cheapest stuff with some new name. You can buy the same off ebay for $50.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All removables need to be removed.... no way to...

All removables need to be removed.... no way to secure them. Put on an older saddle. I have brooks saddles, but my commuter just gets an old cheap saddle.

I recently bought a lockitt U-lock for...
10-02-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I stand corrected. I think my thought of train...

I stand corrected. I think my thought of train was similar to what andy said.
10-02-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By HerrKaLeun

One other negative is that with reversing you can...

One other negative is that with reversing you can upshift 4-5 gears at a time. But downshift only 1 at a time. On an MTB I'm more in need of multi downshifts at a time. The other disadvantage is the...
09-30-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Funny thread. This summer I rode a friend's MTB...

Funny thread. This summer I rode a friend's MTB with rapid rise and wondered what it is for. Took me a while to get used to it and still had occasional shifts to the opposite I wanted.
First I...
09-26-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,774
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have more luck getting responses on facebook....

I have more luck getting responses on facebook. Many sellers are just idiots. You can tell by lack of information in the ad or picture quality. It's like they don't even want to sell.

Sometimes...
09-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look at the Jones bar... has many hand and body...

Look at the Jones bar... has many hand and body positions.

I had the same problem as you, but now I have Jones bars on both my bikes. Hand fatigue never is an issue anymore.
09-14-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think the comparison to used prices is unfair....

I think the comparison to used prices is unfair. You could then compare this Aldi trainer when used to a used brand name trainer.

The same argument is made when comparing cars, or any other good....
09-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Bike trainer at Aldi

There is a $50 bike trainer.
I didn't buy it, so can't tell how it is, but looks at least as decent as $100 stands.
09-10-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By HerrKaLeun

12 V is the difference

12 V is the difference
09-09-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If it were dents or other cosmetic issues, yes it...

If it were dents or other cosmetic issues, yes it would justify a more subtle judgment.

Cracked frame is black/white. Cracked frame is junk. Especially if OP hasn't bought it yet. Are we really...
09-09-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A BMC frame in mint condition likely is good. But...

A BMC frame in mint condition likely is good. But the one you consider buying has cracks, which I would consider not good.

When buying new, you can go by what their typical quality is. But used...
09-08-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm curious how you would define a not so nice...

I'm curious how you would define a not so nice frame? Cut into pieces?

sounds like you are looking to buy that.. don't.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,675
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You definitely will have less range in the cold...

You definitely will have less range in the cold and knobby fat tires also reduce range. If that range will be less than required for the commute, you will have to investigate.

If you leave the...
08-20-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just search in "player FM" or other app for...

Just search in "player FM" or other app for cycling or whatever keywords and try them out.

I'm sure each podcast has its fans. No one here can tell you which one you will like.

I'm subscribed...
08-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,019
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I used to work at Starbucks and occassionally...

I used to work at Starbucks and occassionally riders used the drive through. I guess it saves them the hassle and fear of locking the bike out of sight. As far as I remember they even got free drinks...
08-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,105
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It's a free country. Tools are available for...

It's a free country. Tools are available for relatively cheap and information is available for free. If you really make the effort, no need to keep up with bad service. it isn't like a shop possesses...
08-17-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,603
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This may have been answered in this thread, but I...

This may have been answered in this thread, but I didn't readily find it.

I bought rear clip-on fenders (https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/mountain-fenders/979-defender-fx-rx-279er). but like...
08-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,019
Posted By HerrKaLeun

So you got insulted but patronized them anyway? ...

So you got insulted but patronized them anyway?

That'll teach them.

Must be really good food to endure all that.
08-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By HerrKaLeun

As it turns out, the best way to transport a bike...

As it turns out, the best way to transport a bike is to ride it.
08-10-19, 10:23 PM
08-10-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The physics are the same, air diffuses under the...

The physics are the same, air diffuses under the cup over time. There is no 100% airtight material, the molecules are just too small and the gaps between atoms too large.

Many people leave racks...
08-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My phone holder uses suction cup to attach to the...

My phone holder uses suction cup to attach to the windshield. this works fine, but every few weeks i have to re-suction because some air penetrates the vacuum. So now add significant windforces and a...
08-07-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,508
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You need to look at the whole package inc....

You need to look at the whole package inc. geometry, wheels, type of steel etc. A well designed bike can be made of CF, Al, Steel or Ti. Unless the 2 bikes you compared have the very exact geometry,...
08-07-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The Toughroad has wider tires, so much more...

The Toughroad has wider tires, so much more comfortable on rougher roads and off road. Also better control over rougher terrain or roads. i even put wider rims and tires on mine for even better...
08-06-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,603
Posted By HerrKaLeun

They are covered the same way as the SLR 2

They are covered the same way as the SLR 2
08-05-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,904
Posted By HerrKaLeun

3 days for a derailleur adjustment? I can bring...

3 days for a derailleur adjustment? I can bring my car to a shop on a Sunday and can get simple parts replaced that they have to ship within town while I sit in the shop waiting room. Jeez, within 3...
08-03-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Schraeder valves are used on refrigeration...

Schraeder valves are used on refrigeration systems with up to 500 psi. Also on shocks. I think they can handle even roadbikes.😎

The presta valves I had release some air when you touch that "screw"...
08-03-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you have a wide enough aluminum rim you can...

If you have a wide enough aluminum rim you can use a round file to enlarge the hole and use Schrader valves. I did that upon converting to tubeless and never looked back. No adapter needed, any car...
08-01-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That's the only bike where a motor is acceptable....

That's the only bike where a motor is acceptable.

Out of all the earth's pronlems they picked this to solve?

It's August 1st, double of April 1st.
08-01-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You could add a large patch to the inside for...

You could add a large patch to the inside for good measure.

I wouldn't do such experiments on a front tire since sudden failure upfront could hurt more than on the rear.
07-30-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Get the 4-sided spoke wrench. The cheaper ones...

Get the 4-sided spoke wrench. The cheaper ones will round off nipples.

Rounded off nipples is one reason why I learned to stay away from used wheels of unknown origin.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Walmart should have heavy bikes. Or attach...

Walmart should have heavy bikes.

Or attach some lead.
07-24-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,276
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I use the old masterlink and a few links from the...

I use the old masterlink and a few links from the worn chain as a spare.

Obliviously one shouldn't reuse old links, but this is just to get me home in case of chain failure. If that would happen,...
07-21-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By HerrKaLeun

At your weight you can't take the advice that may...

At your weight you can't take the advice that may apply to TdF riders.

if it works, fine.

Only issue you may have is if you extend your rides to get closer to that century. but you cross that...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-21-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No experience. But for fatting around wider is...

No experience. But for fatting around wider is better if your frame fits it.

Unless you do a 29+ wheel. Rolling resistance on pavement savings would be near zero between 4.4 and 4.8.

Note those...
07-19-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I shift for good cadence to not wear out my...

I shift for good cadence to not wear out my knees. I worry less about wearing cogs since they are easier to replace than knees.

Do you always go with same speed on flats? I naturally shift through...
07-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By HerrKaLeun

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

Large frame bag can hd bladder tools and thousand other things
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