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06-17-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Bikewolf

Sometimes they howl, yeah. Dry or wet. When...

Sometimes they howl, yeah. Dry or wet.

When I’m done rollin’, I use a cloth to very quickly clean my discs. Stay away from oil!

However, when the howling happens more frequently and you feel...
06-13-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bikewolf

qclabrat: Thank you very much for your kind and...

qclabrat: Thank you very much for your kind and helpful input.

Have another, regular (but fun :-) commuter bike with the known Marathon Plus tires. They feel different and yes, are a bit heavier,...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 28,618
Posted By Bikewolf

Someone fell off his bike while escaping reality....

Someone fell off his bike while escaping reality. Music sometimes hurts ;-)
06-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bikewolf

Marathon Plus MTB happens to be e-bike ready,...

Marathon Plus MTB happens to be e-bike ready, yeah. Thus no fun?
Tubeless? To be honest, I’m new to that concept.
rear: 30 psi, front: 25 psi

The inner tubes were the original ones that came...
06-11-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By Bikewolf

Good remark. Only for e-mtb as far as I know....

Good remark. Only for e-mtb as far as I know. Current line-up for city e-biking is still good, IMHO.
06-11-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bikewolf

I don’t question the protection, but wonder how...

I don’t question the protection, but wonder how such a tire (MTB version of Schwalbe’s Marathon Plus) feels when mountain biking.

Currently I’m riding Schwalbe’s Rocket Ron which I kinda enjoy....
06-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bikewolf

Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB?

Anyone here who has tried Schwalbe’s MTB-specific Marathon Plus tire?
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By Bikewolf

What’s your last bike failure/repair?

Almost lost some extra weight today: side (kick)stand failure. First time.

Taken any failure or damage you?
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By Bikewolf

Sometimes I eat an egg in the morning as to have...

Sometimes I eat an egg in the morning as to have a quick filler “breakfast”. Upon arrival, I drink a cup of tea. Fluids are important!
In the end I do eat though ;-)
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 28,618
Posted By Bikewolf

Hang on there, Tundra_Man! I can’t give you any...

Hang on there, Tundra_Man! I can’t give you any advice but to take it easy, day by day.
05-02-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,315
Posted By Bikewolf

Glove liners that make you happy?

For those who use glove liners, most likely in winter: which ones are your favorite?
Want to know what your experiences are especially towards quality.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 28,618
Posted By Bikewolf

No commuting today, but rollin’ nonetheless :-) ...

No commuting today, but rollin’ nonetheless :-)

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Bridge ornament
04-29-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Bikewolf

Sometimes it’s oil or dirt. I clean my disc...

Sometimes it’s oil or dirt. I clean my disc brakes weekly with a dry cloth, sometimes I use a degreaser. It helps.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,336
Posted By Bikewolf

A lunch box and (temporary) bottle go into a...

A lunch box and (temporary) bottle go into a cheap, mini-backpack. Then I drop it in my pannier. Vertically or horizontally, doesn’t matter.
I came to discover this system has quite a few...
04-28-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,525
Posted By Bikewolf

I value the memory of a joyful ride. More than...

I value the memory of a joyful ride. More than the numbers, that only add weight to my wheely companion.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,988
Posted By Bikewolf

Just don’t buy a new bike yet ;-) 'njoy!

Just don’t buy a new bike yet ;-)

'njoy!
04-27-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,066
Posted By Bikewolf

Great tip, thank you! My experience is, it’s...

Great tip, thank you!

My experience is, it’s not only about finding that ‘perfect’ superglove. Size is important too.

Another tip is to have your hands warm before you put the gloves on before...
04-27-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bikewolf

I remember slipping this spring. It was a...

I remember slipping this spring. It was a surprise fall; before I knew it I was down. Was holding my handlebar, fell sideways – thus without using my hands, elbow, or whatever to brake the fall....
Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,550
Posted By Bikewolf

:D yep

:D yep
Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By Bikewolf

Pictures please? :-) Yeah, mixing things...

Pictures please? :-)

Yeah, mixing things up can do wonders. It leads to discovery, adventure, fun, more exercice ...

Sometimes I choose an alternative, safer route when the weather is more...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,550
Posted By Bikewolf

Somehow riding a bicycle feels more rebellious :-)

Somehow riding a bicycle feels more rebellious :-)
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Bikewolf

Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of that one...

Thanks for sharing.

Reminds me of that one time when I was caught off guard by an brief but intense mid-season rain shower wearing only thin gloves. But man, despite the rain, my hands felt...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bikewolf

RoadKill: Don’t worry, you may pass ;-) ...

RoadKill: Don’t worry, you may pass ;-)

Merely wanted to share an observation.

Another cyclist example may be:
an older lady (e-bike) overtaking a young man (non e-bike) at the beginning of a...
04-26-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,247
Posted By Bikewolf

I started off with a hybrid ‘trekking’ bike and...

I started off with a hybrid ‘trekking’ bike and e-bike for commuting and recreational purposes. Didn’t require a MTB. But somehow, now I do ;-)

Not into expensive bikes though.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bikewolf

When going faster is not faster (overtaking)

Do you see this happening too?

E.g. Someone overtaking (= burning energy) you, only to then meet her/him a few meters farther down the street (usually in front of a red light // IF they stop).
...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,853
Posted By Bikewolf

I feel like some prices are just not right when...

I feel like some prices are just not right when you compare bikes, so being able to find a bargain is always nice – especially when we’re talking e-bikes.

Nice you mention you still like to...
04-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bikewolf

You know, it’s not only in winter. And it doesn’t...

You know, it’s not only in winter. And it doesn’t always come down to winter stuff.

E.g. this early spring I saw no danger: no snow, no ice, cool but sunny ... until I was crossing a railway. A...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,542
Posted By Bikewolf

I get you, I think. I’m an optimistic cyclist ;-)...

I get you, I think. I’m an optimistic cyclist ;-) However.... When I encounter imminent danger I’m not happy!
03-19-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bikewolf

MTB add-ons?

Usually one keeps a mountain bike lightweight. But are there things you’d like to add for some reason? What’s useful to you?
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,542
Posted By Bikewolf

What may annoy you when commuting?

Commuting requires some tolerance, sure. But there are days!
E.g. a scooter idiot not looking when making a turn, crossing your path ... (sigh)

Anything you experienced while commuting that...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 28,618
Posted By Bikewolf

Less painful than yesterday ;-) yippee!

Less painful than yesterday ;-) yippee!
Forum: Commuting
03-18-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 28,618
Posted By Bikewolf

Today? PAINFUL 1 or 2°C early morning. Was...

Today? PAINFUL

1 or 2°C early morning. Was careful because of the wet conditions, but roads were okay. However ... I was totally unprepared for a nasty railway crossing that got me down. Thin,...
02-28-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Bikewolf

I have flat (non-MTB specific) trekking pedals on...

I have flat (non-MTB specific) trekking pedals on my bike. When dangerously icy, I wear spikey Icebug shoes.

Although you can remove the ‘bugweb’ I never do.
I only wear the pair outdoors. Once I...
01-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,909
Posted By Bikewolf

Buglady: Thank you for sharing. Sometimes I...

Buglady: Thank you for sharing.

Sometimes I get sick, or don’t have the energy / muscle pain ..., and that’s when an e-bike keeps me rollin’.
However, my e-bike doesn’t have spikes, so on snowy...
12-09-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,297
Posted By Bikewolf

Maybe because people are so used to their car...

Maybe because people are so used to their car (shell) has something to do with it.
12-09-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Bikewolf

Studded tires take away the first fear, and...

Studded tires take away the first fear, and really do help. Confidence will grow with experience (as there is snow and snow, ice and ice). Be brave! We too try not to fall ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By Bikewolf

You know, the view is even better during the day...

You know, the view is even better during the day ;-)

Good thing you are having fun!
I love winter riding too, but as a commuter. I really enjoy the connection with the elements as it somehow...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,503
Posted By Bikewolf

I was merely talking preference, not ‘regulating’...

I was merely talking preference, not ‘regulating’ ;-)
Forum: Commuting
12-08-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,503
Posted By Bikewolf

eBikes are a good thing, IMHO. But I share the...

eBikes are a good thing, IMHO. But I share the sentiment made by haphaeu that 25 km/h ought to be the limit. (Let a bicycle be a bicyle, please.)
I have an eBike but I use the assistance sparingly.
12-02-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Bikewolf

Falling LEFT - RIGHT: 1–0 and counting ... ;-)

Falling LEFT - RIGHT: 1–0 and counting ... ;-)
11-27-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 103,382
Posted By Bikewolf

Today I tested – and to my surprise enjoyed very...

Today I tested – and to my surprise enjoyed very much – my new loose and stretchy jeans pants (for commuting) :-)
Forum: Commuting
11-20-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 55,101
Posted By Bikewolf

32°F / 0°C in the morning nowadays. Today...

32°F / 0°C in the morning nowadays.

Today reminded me how few layers one needs, no matter how cheap.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 55,101
Posted By Bikewolf

Got a flat, than this happens: ...

Got a flat, than this happens:
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Cheap tool
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,233
Posted By Bikewolf

For commuting to work I often wear a lightweight...

For commuting to work I often wear a lightweight high-visibility vest as an outer layer. I bought one with pockets specifically for storing gloves! Very easy to switch to thinner gloves that way....
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Bikewolf

Must stop reading BF. Woke up with sore throath...

Must stop reading BF. Woke up with sore throath this morning :-o
Forum: Commuting
11-12-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 55,101
Posted By Bikewolf

It is also nice to ride in the rain :-) But it...

It is also nice to ride in the rain :-)
But it was a good shower.

Less fun are people without any visibility, or those bipeds who are playing the Stupid app (holding an eyehugger device).

But...
11-12-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bikewolf

Thank you! Because I have the impression...

Thank you!

Because I have the impression these tires are very good for those times in autumn-winter when it’s not so icy but often wet.
11-11-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bikewolf

Does anyone know how these tires feel (in autumn)...

Does anyone know how these tires feel (in autumn) when it’s raining and the road is wet? Do they give you more confidence, grip?
Forum: Commuting
11-10-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Bikewolf

Rather be sick riding my bike than sitting in a...

Rather be sick riding my bike than sitting in a ‘box on wheels’ (e.g. bus).
Of course, when feeling really sick or especially when having a fever a day off – and maybe a visit to the doc – is the...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 55,101
Posted By Bikewolf

No-no-no! You aim to JUMP over them ;-) My...

No-no-no! You aim to JUMP over them ;-)

My late dog once spot a muskrat. These creatures can make a creepy spine-chilling high pitch when in distress too! I remember it vividly. (Be careful though...
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