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Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most people would change to longer forf if any...

Most people would change to longer forf if any change is desired. Especially on an older steep head angle bike. Few people want to go steeper.....

It also would feel like riding downhill unless...
12-01-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By HerrKaLeun

mayne a knobby tire woudl last longer because it...

mayne a knobby tire woudl last longer because it has more "meat" to wear down. but it will wear off more rubber and will be noisier. a smooth tire has less thread to give up, but also will be less...
11-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,818
Posted By HerrKaLeun

There is a chance the supplements are not needed....

There is a chance the supplements are not needed. Especially since I eat vegetables, and liver etc. But since all the food I eat comes without salt, I feel at least salt is needed. Even animals in...
11-30-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By HerrKaLeun

By today's standards a "decent" frame has TA....

By today's standards a "decent" frame has TA. $300 seems steep for an older frame, unless it is CF.
11-30-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,007
Posted By HerrKaLeun

With the bike gone there is no way telling if...

With the bike gone there is no way telling if there actually was a real problem, or what it may have been.

Since OP didn't escalate the problem to corporate, OP cannot really complain here. I for...
11-30-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,818
Posted By HerrKaLeun

you don't use salt (sodium) and none is added in...

you don't use salt (sodium) and none is added in the food you eat? That must mean you only eat unprocessed food.

i eat mainly unprocessed food (well, i cut and cook food, which is processing...
11-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,818
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I should have included sarcasm marks... I...

I should have included sarcasm marks...

I responded to someone claiming food alon gives us all the minerals we need. That is technically true if we consume naturally grown food that was't bread...
11-29-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I once had a trainer and used it a few hours...

I once had a trainer and used it a few hours during winter. I used old cheap tires since that bike didn't see a lot of use otherwise. there was quite some visible dust in the trajectory path of the...
11-27-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By HerrKaLeun

When such dynamos were common, tires had a...

When such dynamos were common, tires had a sidewall thread similar to the dynamo head profile. So the dynamo engaged like a gear.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Use proper tubeless tape. Gorilla tape is to...

Use proper tubeless tape. Gorilla tape is to thick and the adhesive will deteriorate from sealant.
11-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,818
Posted By HerrKaLeun

sure, the Standard American Diet is what keeps us...

sure, the Standard American Diet is what keeps us alive and healthy.
11-25-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,818
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 Animals and ancient humans eating whole...

+1

Animals and ancient humans eating whole foods didn't have a problem performing well.
11-25-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,818
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are missing the point. The OP isn't intending...

You are missing the point. The OP isn't intending to buy Gatorade , separate the ingredients and re-combining them.

OP can spend 1ct on ingredients to create the same thing Gatorade charges a $.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless you ride with a really weird pressure, the...

Unless you ride with a really weird pressure, the rubber has contact in curves. The studs are not that long. I also assume that in winter conditions you don't ride fast enough to require a 45 lean...
11-24-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,074
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you go rigid, go with one designed to be...

If you go rigid, go with one designed to be rigid.

If you want lightweight, the Giant Toughroad is really great. I have mine with 30mm rim and 2.15" tire on front and it is very smooth.

Or...
11-23-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That's why children bike drivetrains last many...

That's why children bike drivetrains last many years - 16" wheels!

Maybe use real lube, not wax. You know, the stuff drivetrain manufacturers recommend.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I recently started commuting the Marathon studded...

I recently started commuting the Marathon studded tires. They roll surprisingly easy(ish). They also have extremely good snow traction.

I have the 700cx40.

A week ago I rode them on a steep...
11-21-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The roads are too safe. Let some DIY racks and...

The roads are too safe. Let some DIY racks and bikes scatter over the street and cause some fatal crashes.

There is a reason rack manufacturers have rigorous testing.

The inevitable lawsuit...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By HerrKaLeun

For front it really doesn't matter too much as...

For front it really doesn't matter too much as long as bearings are easy to replace. You don't really see many threads with fronthub problems.

The rear with the freehub on the other hand....
11-19-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 822
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless you are climbing steep hills, the hub runs...

Unless you are climbing steep hills, the hub runs at higher rpm than the crank. And on steep hills you likely are OK giving fewer Watts to the dynamo. So a crank dynamo would have to be physically...
11-19-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Lack of rear TA is pretty lame in this day and...

Lack of rear TA is pretty lame in this day and age. Pressfit BB really is bad. And both are features you will never be able to change.
11-19-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Gorilla tape isn't really sealant rated and also...

Gorilla tape isn't really sealant rated and also is thicker. That MAY make tire installation worse and the sealant MAY dissolve the adhesive/tape over time. Better to spend a $ more and get tape that...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The fattires don't really work better or hardpack...

The fattires don't really work better or hardpack or gravel and they slow you down a lot. there will be ice occasionally from freeze-thaw (e.g. snow melting next to path and running over the path...
11-16-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By HerrKaLeun

teh tape only seals the spoke holes. the rest of...

teh tape only seals the spoke holes. the rest of the rim is solid aluminum that is already air-tight. if it wasn't for the spoke holes, no tape would be needed.
if you have the tape too close to the...
11-15-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By HerrKaLeun

i had added some sarcasm with the weight...

i had added some sarcasm with the weight comment.... i have touring tires that weigh over 900g each



yes
11-15-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Car has 5 occupants and you need to bring 8...

Car has 5 occupants and you need to bring 8 bikes?

Sounds like N+1 Heaven :thumb:
11-14-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I get it as small as possible to just cover the...

I get it as small as possible to just cover the spoke holes. Like 19mm is the smallest I found.

Reason is i don't want rim tape too close to the bead because a tight tire will be even tighter when...
11-14-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That is a minor disadvantage compared to...

That is a minor disadvantage compared to gearboxes that can NOT shift under load. Except from a standstill, I always can pedal and shift a chain system.
11-14-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By HerrKaLeun

There is wear, depreciation etc. and the federal...

There is wear, depreciation etc. and the federal rate is over 50ct/mile for a reason. Obviously it is your decision. I share the sentiment, but I'm less willing to sacrifice so much to do the same....
11-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are putting yourself in a terrible...

You are putting yourself in a terrible negotiation position with your time investment.

10 hours, may be 600 miles or more. At over 50ct per mile, more if you have a truck or van, you are in over...
11-13-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The 700x40 Schwalbe Marathon tires arrived last...

The 700x40 Schwalbe Marathon tires arrived last night. I put them on and rode on my driveway that has a 1" ice sheet. Make sure you get the ones with over 200 studs. There are some cheaper ones with...
11-12-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By HerrKaLeun

2019 isn't over yet. Don't wait till 1/1/2020 to...

2019 isn't over yet. Don't wait till 1/1/2020 to implement changes. Use the remaining months for gradual improvements and adjustments. E.g. less sugar, soda, using stairs instead elevator etc.
...
11-10-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It seems odd that every bike for sale only was...

It seems odd that every bike for sale only was ridden twice, but maintained by professional mechanic. :foo:

If you look at the bike, measure the chain length to see if it is newish.
11-10-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,153
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Have been using dollar store sunglasses for...

Have been using dollar store sunglasses for years. I buy 5-10 every year and don't cry when I sit on one or lose one.
11-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What tire size? You can get the Schwalbe...

What tire size?

You can get the Schwalbe marathon with over 200 studs from bike24.de for $30-40 depending on size in 26x2" or 770cx2"
11-09-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Wow, thanks for all the advice. Better advice...

Wow, thanks for all the advice. Better advice than I got from Pacific cycle.

I ordered a #27 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=27) hanger off ebay. I noticed some...
11-08-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Is this a direct-mount RD frame?

I bought a project bike frame (Schwinn tourist) without RD hanger. I emailed Pacific cycle with the modelnumber of the bike (there was a sticker) to find out which RD-hanger I need. they replied this...
11-08-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All my valves are Schrader

All my valves are Schrader
11-07-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Does that tube fit on schrader, or is it presta...

Does that tube fit on schrader, or is it presta specific?

Sealant isn't really that difficult (https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/mountain-biking-101-diy-tubeless-tire-sealant). And the...
11-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Which syringe to fill tubeless sealant?

I use a 3oz syringe with a vinyl tube that I push over my tubeless schrader valves. This leaves a bit of a mess since after filling the tire there is still some sealant in the tube and runs outside...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The PC police will get you. Those are...

The PC police will get you. Those are underprivileged and disadvantaged citizens you call gangs.
11-04-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Once the battery freezes, you will get a hot...

Once the battery freezes, you will get a hot workout....
11-04-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Thanks for the responses. I meanwhile ordered the...

Thanks for the responses. I meanwhile ordered the Schwalbe 700x40 studded tires. My reasoning was they may dig in better and my 700c hybrid fits me better (an L for my 5'11"). The 26" MTb is a...
11-03-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+ 1. My 36T chainring still gets me to 30mph at...

+ 1. My 36T chainring still gets me to 30mph at around 100 rpm and most riders are not strong enough to go that fast on level ground. At least not for long enough to matter.
11-03-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sometimes there is a little sealant skin over the...

Sometimes there is a little sealant skin over the hole. i use a paperclip wire (bend a little hook into the end) to clean it out if needed. Sometimes the valve core gets gummed up - you can clean...
11-03-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By HerrKaLeun

There is a youtuber called thecrazyromanian or...

There is a youtuber called thecrazyromanian or something like that. He reviewed an anchor like a year ago. He stated it isn't bad for the money.

Obviously long term battery wear and serviceabilty...
11-03-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Since you saw someone do it, your question about...

Since you saw someone do it, your question about it being possible seems a contradiction...

Sure you can, the Parks videos also show it that way. But for the novice mounting the tire can be messy....
11-02-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If she prefers 1x , then don't listen to some...

If she prefers 1x , then don't listen to some stranger on the internet talking you in 3x. That stranger won't hear her whining to you ...😭

1x11 has enough range for hilly areas as long as the...
11-01-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm curious how all the people before...

I'm curious how all the people before "civilization" maintained their weight and avoided all the civilisation diseases (e.g. heart, diabetes,) without having power meters, calorie counters or any...
11-01-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By HerrKaLeun

To be realistic, they classify the below-Deore as...

To be realistic, they classify the below-Deore as hybrid/trekking class. Deore and above is classified as MTB. Deore and higher have clutches, and all the brakes have compatible hoses etc. So Deore...
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