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02-25-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By BrocLuno

+1 :)

+1 :)
02-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By BrocLuno

Specialized HardRock Sport has a fairly long...

Specialized HardRock Sport has a fairly long frame. Especially in the XL sizes. It's a tough, but relatively light aluminum frame. Used it'll come with a junk RST fork. But it has the lugs on the...
02-20-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,164
Posted By BrocLuno

That'd be OK if true. But I don't think Cali...

That'd be OK if true. But I don't think Cali allows horse meat on the menu any longer ... Grrrr :(
02-15-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By BrocLuno

Should be in the back of your pick-up already :D

Should be in the back of your pick-up already :D
02-15-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,376
Posted By BrocLuno

Got any pictures or sketches of Dorky ...

Got any pictures or sketches of Dorky ...
02-15-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,985
Posted By BrocLuno

Yeah, that'd do too :D

Yeah, that'd do too :D
02-15-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,045
Posted By BrocLuno

Time for a new dream, and one that comes with...

Time for a new dream, and one that comes with good fake Wall-Mart stickers on the down-tube so they'll walk by and not even look twice.

Nice splatter graffiti paints helps too :D
02-15-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,164
Posted By BrocLuno

We eat at Olive Garden occasionally. Good tossed...

We eat at Olive Garden occasionally. Good tossed salad and bread sticks, decent soups, flavored Ice Tea. Staff is OK. What's the beef ...
02-14-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,239
Posted By BrocLuno

If I can find a Lefty for an affordable price,...

If I can find a Lefty for an affordable price, I'll build out from there :D
02-14-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By BrocLuno

I agree. Fix it as you wish and ride it while...

I agree. Fix it as you wish and ride it while looking at options. Do not rush out and buy a new bike. It will be cheaper to try eBay parts on the old bike while sorting out mods that actually mean...
02-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,319
Posted By BrocLuno

+ 1 :)

+ 1 :)
02-14-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By BrocLuno

+ 1 :)

+ 1 :)
02-13-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By BrocLuno

One issue with mine (which started as an aluminum...

One issue with mine (which started as an aluminum MTB) was the chain stays were too splayed behind the BB, so the TS gear case hit. I had to bash the drive side chain stay in about 1/2 way to take...
02-13-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By BrocLuno

Depends on how you build them... Mine has no...

Depends on how you build them... Mine has no throttle, PAS only via TQ sensor. So if you don't pedal, you don't go - at all :D
02-13-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By BrocLuno

Yeah, the tire thing is getting a bit iffy. But...

Yeah, the tire thing is getting a bit iffy. But I have a stock of Ritchy Team Race tires from wheel buys, so I'm good for a while :D
02-13-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By BrocLuno

Red face Here's where we are (mostly) in Cali: eBike News...

Here's where we are (mostly) in Cali: eBike News (https://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/25/e-bikes-rules-regulations-and-popularity/)
02-13-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By BrocLuno

Make sure the Torque Sensing is in the equation. ...

Make sure the Torque Sensing is in the equation. That way he'll feel the control through pedal effort in a progressive manner. My guess is that PAS level 1 will do for now, but he can ramp up as...
02-12-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,427
Posted By BrocLuno

Cool, I like engineering solutions that work :)

Cool, I like engineering solutions that work :)
02-12-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By BrocLuno

All good from here :)

All good from here :)
02-11-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By BrocLuno

I want Wal-Mart stickers for my bikes. I agree...

I want Wal-Mart stickers for my bikes. I agree with camouflage as the way to slow the theft rate. You know what you have. Others do not need to know :D
02-11-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By BrocLuno

Don't know how big or heavy you are (?), or how...

Don't know how big or heavy you are (?), or how vertical your trails are ... The choice of 27.5 vs 29 has to do with what you have to roll over (mostly), and wheel speed vs handling. Just like in the...
02-11-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,413
Posted By BrocLuno

So Wal-Marts Hyper Carbon X is a BSO ... ...

So Wal-Marts Hyper Carbon X is a BSO ...



I don't think so. It looks like a good starting point for a Hybrid build-out over time. Bet I could get it down to 22 lbs rolling for less than $800...
02-11-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By BrocLuno

That's what I recommend too. Get a solid frame...

That's what I recommend too. Get a solid frame and geometry with 1-1/8 steer that you like. Upgrade fork later to light better performing unit down the road. Ditto wheels. Keep OEM wheels with...
02-10-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By BrocLuno

Me too. 5'11'' with 29" inseam. I'll take a...

Me too. 5'11'' with 29" inseam. I'll take a sloping top tube any day :)
02-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By BrocLuno

It depends on you. If you like it and have fun,...

It depends on you. If you like it and have fun, that's all that really matters. The 700 combo did not smoke you, the rider did. Yes, he/she may have slightly better roll-over, but it may be the...
02-08-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By BrocLuno

Nice :)

Nice :)
02-08-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By BrocLuno

Check CL twice a week. FS by Owner Only. Look...

Check CL twice a week. FS by Owner Only. Look for bargains with the features you want. Takes about 5 minutes around here, maybe 10 if the pictures conflict with the classification like FS ...
02-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,413
Posted By BrocLuno

So, is Wal-Marts carbon frame Hyper X a BSO? ...

So, is Wal-Marts carbon frame Hyper X a BSO? It's closer to $400 than to $99 ...
02-05-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By BrocLuno

If you don't think eBikes are cool for short runs...

If you don't think eBikes are cool for short runs and errands, maybe you should not be in this forum ...
02-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By BrocLuno

Maybe he has headwinds to contend with ... Maybe...

Maybe he has headwinds to contend with ... Maybe he needs to show up w/o sweat stains ...
02-05-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,143
Posted By BrocLuno

There are so many mostly unused existing bikes...

There are so many mostly unused existing bikes that new sales are kinda dumb ...
02-05-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,143
Posted By BrocLuno

Thank God I'll be 71 in a short while. I would...

Thank God I'll be 71 in a short while. I would hate to be in the wrong segment to use my eKit Bike ... :D
02-05-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,690
Posted By BrocLuno

Congrats :) Yup, you now have a baseline. ...

Congrats :)

Yup, you now have a baseline. Do not be afraid to try others. There are tons of used bikes out there that will fill niches well. As you progress, think about off pavement trail...
02-04-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By BrocLuno

Ah, the Novara dilemma ... I recently went...

Ah, the Novara dilemma ... I recently went through a Novara Metro for my wife to use as her "all purpose" bike. Looks like the same fork ... If it is, it's a heavy pig of a fork. But 1-1/8 steer...
02-04-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,221
Posted By BrocLuno

I sold my old Schwinn w/o looking back. I had...

I sold my old Schwinn w/o looking back. I had ridden it for decades, but not often once I found other brands were more entertaining. Sold my Peugeot shortly after as I was moving away from pure...
02-04-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,495
Posted By BrocLuno

Two bikes for me: every day use and eBike. Two...

Two bikes for me: every day use and eBike. Two for my wife: New (used/rebuilt Hybrid) and her old one that may get converted to eBike ...

Two spares for visitors, and on the hunt for a...
02-04-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,200
Posted By BrocLuno

Yup, my LBS is a Trek dealer, along with...

Yup, my LBS is a Trek dealer, along with Pinnarelli and other high end stuff. They like the reliability of most Treks (including eBikes) and the parts support. They work on most anything, but when...
02-02-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By BrocLuno

+1 Those fluted aluminum seatposts are cool on...

+1 Those fluted aluminum seatposts are cool on their own. I have a few from back in the day :)
02-02-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By BrocLuno

Excellent info as we adapt Campy cranks and such...

Excellent info as we adapt Campy cranks and such to bikes that came equipped with who knows whos stamped steel front sets :)
02-02-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By BrocLuno

Yeah, broken. Can't answer your question about...

Yeah, broken. Can't answer your question about anything not carrying a "premium". But eBay is still your best bet for a replacement ...
02-02-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By BrocLuno

The advent and popularity of disc brakes has made...

The advent and popularity of disc brakes has made this more confusing, because many forks will handle at least two wheel sizes ...

And added suspension travel had added some complexity. If moving...
02-02-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By BrocLuno

Yeah, this hybrid forum ought to be a place where...

Yeah, this hybrid forum ought to be a place where we can work these inconsistencies out ... I'll have to think about that and refer to MFG's sites for my existing bikes to see what they say? I have...
02-02-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By BrocLuno

I have been thinking a 2x8 would be good on the...

I have been thinking a 2x8 would be good on the road. 11-32 is possible with a Shimano CS-M950 Ti in pretty light weight. Light front is doable in say 34~48 and it should give enough overlap that...
01-31-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By BrocLuno

Kev has been into it with a flash light in the...

Kev has been into it with a flash light in the tubing openings - all composite of some sort ... :D
01-31-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By BrocLuno

So you are a bit of a weight weenie. Your goal...

So you are a bit of a weight weenie. Your goal is light and ....

What fork? That's where I'd start. Tapered, or straight steer tube. That will dictate the frame availability.

The money will...
01-31-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,013
Posted By BrocLuno

Skinny guy jealousy ... :D The...

Skinny guy jealousy ... :D

The classification was/is done bike bike nerds who want the world to look like the average bean pole bike racer with little upper body strength, etc ... Just run with it...
01-30-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 409,939
Posted By BrocLuno

Some Cool-Stop pads and some Campy center bolt...

Some Cool-Stop pads and some Campy center bolt dust covers :)
01-30-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By BrocLuno

Ahhhh ... Starting to make some sense now :)

Ahhhh ... Starting to make some sense now :)
01-30-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,413
Posted By BrocLuno

That was a bike, not a BSO. Inexpensive, sure -...

That was a bike, not a BSO. Inexpensive, sure - but it worked for various purposes.

BSO would have left you stranded miles from anywhere with bent or broken parts NLA ...
01-30-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,996
Posted By BrocLuno

Will it be more fun? Will it be lighter? Will...

Will it be more fun? Will it be lighter? Will it be cooler looking :D
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