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08-06-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 704,304
Posted By subgrade

Look at the bright side - a DS hybrid is much...

Look at the bright side - a DS hybrid is much more versatile than a road bike, so your rides don't have to be all on (good quality) pavement. Mine usually have 10-25% gravel/forest trails, sometimes...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,516
Posted By subgrade

Haha, no way (although some legit metal bands...

Haha, no way (although some legit metal bands were also sporting the style at some point, e.g. Judas Priest, W.A.S.P.)
08-06-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

Those do indeed look like parasol mushrooms....

Those do indeed look like parasol mushrooms. They're delicious, and young specimens are edible even fresh. I had some last saturday :)

Next Mission: A tower crane.
08-05-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 572
Posted By subgrade

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you...

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you from again?
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,516
Posted By subgrade

80's rock might have mostly sucked, but 80's...

80's rock might have mostly sucked, but 80's metal, on the other hand, was mostly excellent.
08-05-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 264,012
Posted By subgrade

Stock pedals usually are indeed a temporary...

Stock pedals usually are indeed a temporary solution, but are you sure the pedal is toast instead of just needing a bit of tightening? Various parts of a new bike may need tightening and/or adjusting...
08-05-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By subgrade

Just what I wanted to say.

Just what I wanted to say.
08-04-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By subgrade

Nothing to replace there, it's a very well...

Nothing to replace there, it's a very well specced bike with RockShox Pragon fork and Shimano XT drivetrain - what else could you want on a hybrid? Paragon is considered to be the best...
08-03-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By subgrade

What's interesting, the 9sp Shadow design Altus...

What's interesting, the 9sp Shadow design Altus (RD-M2000) costs more than the respective Acera (RD-M3000) on most sites. And from the looks of it, the new Alivio RD-M3100, besides small differences...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,972
Posted By subgrade

These particular ones are some used noname bar...

These particular ones are some used noname bar ends I got in exchange for an ice cream, look just like these: https://www.velogear.com.au/long-bar-ends.html
RFR (sub-brand of Cube) makes similar...
08-02-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1340x2000/20200802_193011_27c8da5f6c2d9582fc38d6620629985d299ba79a.jpg

Next mission: Mushroom, live - still growing, and the more, the better.
07-31-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a...

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a trail, enduro, or - god forbid - downhill; XC geometry is better suited for riding long distances on flatter terrain, they are considerably lighter,...
07-31-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 704,304
Posted By subgrade

Long distances are no problem at all on a DS type...

Long distances are no problem at all on a DS type hybrid, given that the fit is right for you. However, bar ends (or "bar inners", i.e. bar ends positioned inboard the grips), or a handlebar that...
07-30-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By subgrade

Sitting upright is (more) comfortable only for...

Sitting upright is (more) comfortable only for short rides, but isn't 'physiologically better' for you for extended periods of time; for the simple fact that when sitting upright, almost all of your...
07-30-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

My guess is the paint job is supposed to mimic...

My guess is the paint job is supposed to mimic the historical look of the window niches. That would also explain why it's present only on the bottom floors, as originally there were only three...
07-30-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,071
Posted By subgrade

Sure, there are more effective ways to be seen,...

Sure, there are more effective ways to be seen, but it's not true at all that pedal reflectors are ineffective. It was already almost completely dark as I finished my evening ride yesterday, and I...
07-30-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

Wanted: a purpose-built cycling/biking facility.

Built in 1786, this building originally had three storeys and housed a prison, an insane asylum and a house of correction. From 1824 to 1918 it served as a governorate prison, from 1920 as a...
07-29-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By subgrade

If your headtube has a 44mm bore (i.e. uses...

If your headtube has a 44mm bore (i.e. uses integrated or semi-integrated bearings) then yes, there are adapters for tapered forks, the most popular seems to be the one by Cane Creek:
...
07-28-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By subgrade

Salad weighs something too, so it's not going to...

Salad weighs something too, so it's not going to make you faster.
07-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By subgrade

Depends on the salad. Something like this...

Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster
...
07-28-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By subgrade

I usually just put it on and ride until it starts...

I usually just put it on and ride until it starts making a noise, then lube.
07-24-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By subgrade

That's true, (modern) mountain bikes have...

That's true, (modern) mountain bikes have proprtionally longer top tubes out of all bike types, as they are designed for use with short stems. The low standover height of modern MTB frames helps too.
07-23-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,075
Posted By subgrade

I don't see anyone here saying they could do the...

I don't see anyone here saying they could do the aforementioned with platforms; instead I see people who say that it doesn't matter to them as they don't do that anyway.
07-23-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,974
Posted By subgrade

Sadly that is not true, I can assure from my own...

Sadly that is not true, I can assure from my own experience.
07-23-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 916
Posted By subgrade

On the other hand, if you put a Ferrari engine...

On the other hand, if you put a Ferrari engine into a Fiat 500 and made no other changes it still would not go 150 mph, since it would kill the transmission pretty much instantly as soon you'd really...
07-23-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 987
Posted By subgrade

Good point about the climbing. A while ago on one...

Good point about the climbing. A while ago on one of my rides on my hybrid I was caught by a friend on his road bike. We rode together for ~10 km before or ways parted, and I had no trouble keeping...
07-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

Pictures of an invasive plant without a bike in...

Pictures of an invasive plant without a bike in the picture ;) But yeah, whatever, that's buried by time and dust by now.
07-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 987
Posted By subgrade

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights...

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights are what influence the time spent the most. For instance, I have 17 traffic lights on my daily route, and the time spent at red lights, including...
07-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

I agree, however we still have to rely on...

I agree, however we still have to rely on posters' honesty since it's near impossible to determine when exactly a picture is taken (for a non computer buff anyway - there probably are ways even if...
07-22-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By subgrade

Might also be a sign of a slightly bent...

Might also be a sign of a slightly bent derailleur hanger.

Another thought - chain can make some noise on less used cogs; the frequently used cogs would be worn down a bit together with the chain,...
07-21-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

I guess I'll have to sit this one out. Not many...

I guess I'll have to sit this one out. Not many waterfalls around here, most are small and less than spectacular during summer, and the closest few are at least 50 km away anyway. We do, however,...
07-21-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By subgrade

I have never done this; actually up until joining...

I have never done this; actually up until joining this forum I didn't know of such a tradition. It might be a bit problematic, since my birthday is in October when the days are getting short, so if...
07-21-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 916
Posted By subgrade

I don't think there is much difference strictly...

I don't think there is much difference strictly in efficiency between lower and higher end drivetrain components (probably there is some, but I'm sure it's negligible); it's more about, weight,...
07-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

That is a fountain, not a waterfall.

That is a fountain, not a waterfall.
07-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By subgrade

If your mountain bike is not of the downhill...

If your mountain bike is not of the downhill variety and the 'normal people' you intend to ride with are casual riders, i.e. not as fit as you, you should be fine on the mountain bike, no other bike...
07-21-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By subgrade

I suppose they are made so that the spring...

I suppose they are made so that the spring doesn't get fully compressed, otherwise they'd serve no purpose indeed. As for their usefulness, I've ridden a bike with one, and the brake worked well...
07-21-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By subgrade

I'd say 32 spoke double walled wheel will be...

I'd say 32 spoke double walled wheel will be stronger than a 36 spoke single wall.
07-20-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By subgrade

They are unnecessary for skilled enough riders...

They are unnecessary for skilled enough riders who usually hate them anyway because they make the brake feel spongy. However, for a beginner they serve their purpose. I still see some on commuter...
07-20-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By subgrade

True, but I view that as a part of the correct...

True, but I view that as a part of the correct procedure altogether. It won't happen if it isn't learned to the degree that it's done instictively, there's never enough time to do it consciously.
07-19-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

Just please remember that arson is a felony.

Just please remember that arson is a felony.
07-19-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By subgrade

Dry (non lubricated) drum brakes - those would...

Dry (non lubricated) drum brakes - those would work pretty much on/off. However, drum brakes aren't used on bicycles anymore, AFAIK, and were quite rare to begin with.

A wheel locking up is...
07-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By subgrade

Probably need some bedding in? I have Tektro...

Probably need some bedding in? I have Tektro hydraulics on mine and they work just fine.
07-16-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,507
Posted By subgrade

Most of the old steel bikes I've ridden were also...

Most of the old steel bikes I've ridden were also very flexible, except for a Swedish army Monark, which was overbuilt like a tank and weighed upwards of 50 lbs.
07-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By subgrade

It's not clear from the video if the bike can be...

It's not clear from the video if the bike can be pedalled. If it can, then it is a bicycle in the same sense as an e-bike is - this would be then a jet-assisted bicycle :D
07-09-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By subgrade

A former world champion is allowed to wear the...

A former world champion is allowed to wear the rainbow stripes on collar and sleeves for the remainder of their career.

The reigning champion wears the white jersey with the rainbow stripes across...
07-08-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 95,287
Posted By subgrade

Botannically berries are a type of fruit, as are,...

Botannically berries are a type of fruit, as are, for example, grain or nuts, among others.

A better analogy would have probably been tomatoes, which are in fact berries and therefore fruits, but...
07-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,075
Posted By subgrade

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on...

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on the pedals? That's crazy talk!
07-07-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,876
Posted By subgrade

And is it possible to be a professional bike...

And is it possible to be a professional bike rider while not being a cyclist?

For example, bike couriers/messengers ride bikes for money, but rarely wear lycra, at least from what I've seen. Not...
07-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,621
Posted By subgrade

I do rides up to 60 km/40mi (or ~2.5h) without...

I do rides up to 60 km/40mi (or ~2.5h) without eating. If I intend to do a longer ride, I try to take some food with me, or I buy some on the way. I have bonked a couple of times approcahing the 60km...
07-02-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,469
Posted By subgrade

Out of these, it has to be either gravel or...

Out of these, it has to be either gravel or hybrid. CX or XC MTB come close, but usually lack mounting points for racks and fenders for true versatility.

That said, the line between gravel and...
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