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10-24-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience...

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience someone else to help you instead of just learning basic skills and buy some tools.
I don't mind helping people. But like to see them at least make...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are worried about bike weight for touring?...

You are worried about bike weight for touring? What about the luggage?

I would use the saddle, stem etc. that fit the best for long tours. Not the lightest racing fit that is horrible to endure...
10-18-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,164
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Narrower tire will FEEL faster because you will...

Narrower tire will FEEL faster because you will bounce more at a given speed. But unless the pavement is 100% smooth, the wider tire will be faster.

Get a tire of the same size with more...
10-10-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you paid $5, you got ripped off. Even with...

If you paid $5, you got ripped off. Even with COVID pricing.
10-02-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,030
Posted By HerrKaLeun

So if one parent is white, the other black, do...

So if one parent is white, the other black, do you get 22.5% discount? What about just one black grand parent? You need to show your family tree to claim this benefit? Exactly how the Nazis...
09-27-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What exact model is that? (link?) I looked on...

What exact model is that? (link?) I looked on their horrible website, but didn't find that specific one.

My experience with buying a Motobecane Al fatbike:
- frame built by Kinesis and had...
09-22-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,816
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You know MTB drivetrains also work on other...

You know MTB drivetrains also work on other bikes? Like ALL flatbar for example?
what actual experiences do you have with 1x drivetrains? I "heard" the world is flat.... Good 1x drivetrains have...
09-22-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,816
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All MTB have come with 1x11 or 1x12 for years by...

All MTB have come with 1x11 or 1x12 for years by now. All ridden hard and shifted under heavy load in the mud. I'm sure we would have heard of those weak cogs breaking by now.
09-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,816
Posted By HerrKaLeun

yeah, because a 7 speed freewheel bike from China...

yeah, because a 7 speed freewheel bike from China becomes magically better once you add 30% markup.....
09-22-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,816
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Check out Kevcentral on youtube. He tests and...

Check out Kevcentral on youtube. He tests and upgrades big box bikes.
07-04-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That is a $200 bike max. Are people really paying...

That is a $200 bike max. Are people really paying over $500 inc. shipping?
A good FS starts at $3K,better get a rigid or hardtail if you don't have the funds. Nothing worse than bad FS.
07-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This is meaningless until someone actually gives...

This is meaningless until someone actually gives you cash.

Almost any rideable bicycle yields that much.
06-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,371
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Learn to fix bikes. Then you can check used bikes...

Learn to fix bikes. Then you can check used bikes before buying and don't need to pay LBS.

As for new bikes, go to a direct seller.

Alternatively ask some locals for LBS recommendations.

I...
06-26-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,022
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It is the law for the OP, so no need to discuss...

It is the law for the OP, so no need to discuss the need for masks.

The better sealed and filtered the mask is, the more restrictions. Duh.

I'd get the least resistive cloth mask that still is...
06-25-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Truth is a good CF rigid fork and larger volume...

Truth is a good CF rigid fork and larger volume tires is better than a cheap suspension fork.
Buy good suspension, or go rigid. There is no happy medium.
06-24-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't. No one just sells a good suspension fork....

Don't. No one just sells a good suspension fork. 99% of used suspension forks are from one of these scenarios:
- a fork that sucks gets sold in order to upgrade
- a formerly good fork was never...
06-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Glad to see they finally moved into the 21st...

Glad to see they finally moved into the 21st century. Also glad to see they don't throw garbage SRAM SX or NX on the bikes.

You will get many responses touting how great their 3x8 is.....
...
06-09-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Handling cash also cost money for counting,...

Handling cash also cost money for counting, transport, insurance and so on.
There usually is one reason to prefer cash, the IRS.
06-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Shimano mineral oil lasts forever and actually...

Shimano mineral oil lasts forever and actually can be stored forever. DOT is hygrophile and can't be stored long once the bottle is opened. Makes it cheaper and more sustainable and more practical....
05-31-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Low gearing also will increase how many degrees...

Low gearing also will increase how many degrees you need to move the crank before engagement. A gravelbike is ridden with higher gearing than an MTB. So PoE at the hub will matter less.
05-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best...

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best value.
Better value with direct brands.

All the low level bikes are garbage for if you ride a lot.
05-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead...

Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead threshhold due to COVID. Maybe one of them or their families and friends will feel sorry for your loss of riding opportunity.

You know, you can ride your...
05-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 32,266
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I had a BD bike and all that was required was...

I had a BD bike and all that was required was installing front wheel and adjusting stem. Maybe add some derailleur adjustment. If you own a bike, you should be able to do that. If you are no able to...
05-20-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,705
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Good, another US-supremacy thread. Must have...

Good, another US-supremacy thread. Must have lived under a rock the last 40 years if you discover NOW in 2020 that most consumer products (or most parts) are made elsewhere.

Production and...
05-20-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,407
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You don't need to be a structural engineer to...

You don't need to be a structural engineer to answer that questions. Add to that the fact that 2" receivers cost almost the same as 1-1/4". And when you have larger racks for more bikes, they only...
05-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You shouldn't be responsible for anything except...

You shouldn't be responsible for anything except picking it up from LBS. They should receive it and assemble it.That is what they get their 30% for. And in your case they don't have any holding and...
05-16-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You will have much larger gaps between gears....

You will have much larger gaps between gears. Assuming you are not a TdF rider, you are better off with smaller chainrings. You need to know BCD to see what fits.

Bicycle Gear Calculator...
05-13-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By HerrKaLeun

So far OP didn't even see the crack. As far as I...

So far OP didn't even see the crack. As far as I can guess there may not even be a crack. Or the buyer crashed. Or the shop broke it....

If there was a significant crack from a crash, the OP sure...
05-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Buying a new bike in 2020 with QR is not an...

Buying a new bike in 2020 with QR is not an upgrade. And unlike the BS SX drivetrain, you will never be able to change that. Just keep your old bike and ride it till you are ready for an actual...
05-13-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,626
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Take it back. Request to return or a discount if...

Take it back. Request to return or a discount if it is not structural damage.
05-11-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Hard to upgrade frame and fork. Drivetrain...

Hard to upgrade frame and fork.

Drivetrain is low level anyway, and is a wear item. Easier to upgrade later.
05-11-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,347
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Support your LBS - no matter what!

Support your LBS - no matter what!
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,097
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Regarding how this thread is titled... hype.......

Regarding how this thread is titled... hype.... let's be honest, the 3x and 2x systems also can be called hype. Look at all the bikes advertised as having 21, 24, 27 speeds just based on multiplying...
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My advice before spending any money: Make a list...

My advice before spending any money: Make a list of ALL the things that need fixing and price them out.

it happens too often that you fix one, then another pops up. but due to sunk-cost-fallacy...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,097
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No one is forcing you to buy modern equipment....

No one is forcing you to buy modern equipment. And they also sell 2x12 if you really want a big jump when shifting.

The new Deore 12 speed are probably reasonably priced and durable.

But you...
05-09-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By HerrKaLeun

With a cheap bike you have to repair yourself if...

With a cheap bike you have to repair yourself if you want any economics.

If you pay shop prices, you may as well buy a better bike.
05-09-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Buying expensive tools is still cheaper than...

Buying expensive tools is still cheaper than buying cheap tools, then cursing a lot, breaking some parts, and then buying the expensive tool.

Some money can be saved with tools from actual...
05-09-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just keep them. At this point it is more hassle...

Just keep them. At this point it is more hassle to them than worth. They have to pay for return shipping, receive and store obsolete wheels, sell them at a discount. Warehouse them and so on.
...
05-06-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,945
Posted By HerrKaLeun

that is what bulk means......... yes, it only...

that is what bulk means......... yes, it only pays to buy a lot if you use a lot. If you go to a bike manufacturer and buy 100 bikes, I'm sure they give you a good price per bike. but most people...
05-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,945
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think wiping off the chain after the ride and...

I think wiping off the chain after the ride and lubing every once a while will be more effective pro-longing the life of the chain than spending $80 on a chain.
05-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I leave my U lock at work on the bike rack since...

I leave my U lock at work on the bike rack since it is heavy.
For recreational riding I have cheaper and lighter locks since there I just go to a bathroom or so for a minute.
05-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,034
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are right as well. The new-bike-buyer thinks...

You are right as well. The new-bike-buyer thinks the LBS makes so much money by selling a new bike, they can give a really generous trade-in value for that old Walmart bike that spent last 10 years...
04-30-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,039
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What about overcast weather? And UV levels are...

What about overcast weather? And UV levels are low, whichvis how we survive on this planet thanks to the ozone layer.

UV used for disinfection, like in air handlers is very strong and will damage...
04-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You lost 10 pounds a gram at a time. So of course...

You lost 10 pounds a gram at a time. So of course there is no noticeable difference each ride.

The lighter bike was lighter instantly. There also is geometry and so that will differ and impact...
04-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By HerrKaLeun

considering your priorities, I'm really surprised...

considering your priorities, I'm really surprised about your first picks.

Vintage is just a fancy word for old. If it has some sentimental value, or is a classic, you overpay for it if you are not...
04-18-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless you are a vintage expert and can determine...

Unless you are a vintage expert and can determine they have some historic value, they are just old bikes. You can get better new bikes for the cost if riding is all you want to do.

Typical seller...
04-17-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I assume you have not used Sensah before? I have,...

I assume you have not used Sensah before? I have, and the only good thing I have to say is that Alie-express gave me my money back after I sent them pictures....

Other than that, I assume it must...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,769
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have one with 250 lumens attached to my helmet....

I have one with 250 lumens attached to my helmet. For daytime with sunlight I wouldn't go less.

At night I choose a lower setting.
04-11-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I would also consider claimed accuracy of the...

I would also consider claimed accuracy of the powermeter. If they are +/- 5% or worse you legs could be perfectly balanced.

Note the claimed accuracy most likely is based on the total range.
04-11-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,254
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All red flags and you still have to ask? ...

All red flags and you still have to ask?

Hey, I'm your nephew and got in trouble. I'll send my friend by to pick up the money.
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