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Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Viich

My commute is just a little bit longer than...

My commute is just a little bit longer than yours. I understand wanting a bike that isn't slowing you down much - just realize that far more of the difference is the engine, probably followed by the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

May just be how I position my feet, shorter...

May just be how I position my feet, shorter crankarms or longer chainstays, or some combination thereof, but I'm no-where close to the shift cable (or the chainstay) at any point in my pedal stroke....
07-11-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,893
Posted By Viich

My last wrap bar for myself (I put new wrap on a...

My last wrap bar for myself (I put new wrap on a bike I was selling, only considerate) I did cotton, tried harlequin on the tops. Looks OK, even if I didn't get both sides the same. I hate to pay $20...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

Sort of - I'm pretty sure it's the same shifter...

Sort of - I'm pretty sure it's the same shifter Sturmey-Archer sells as a thumb shifter, bar end shifter, or the under-seat shifter, but without a clamp or pod.



Having the Sturmey-Archer...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

I feel like a celebrity.

I feel like a celebrity.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By Viich

I think fietsbob and others have made their case...

I think fietsbob and others have made their case for less maintenance - that pads and rotors both need to be replaced several times in the time that the drum brake will last I think is the point of...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think...

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think there're a bunch of them out there. Even if most people using 3 speeds aren't doing drops, there's a solid enough market that there are downtube and bar...
07-07-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Viich

I don't notice any difference in efficiency. I...

I don't notice any difference in efficiency. I have my Sturmey Archer 3 speed set up so that most of the time on level ground I'm in 2nd (direct drive), and move to 3rd when I'm downhill, with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36,...

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36, I got it already with the crappy black paint from eBay for $15 including shipping. Bought a cheap rim from Amazon, or 'Bezos' company' as you say,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next tape job is likely...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By Viich

Just Sturmey'd my Bianchi

So, my main commuter is now a 3 speed. Got a downtube shifter for the 3 speed wheel I built up over the winter, and that's the solution to my second derailleur explosion on that bike....
Forum: BMX
07-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By Viich

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is...

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is disassembled at the moment, so no comparison to it, but I'm not sure it's much of a baseline for anything.
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Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By Viich

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single...

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single speed with a rear rim brake, was for winter biking. Loved it. Just built a wheel with a Sturmey 3sp drum brake hub - haven't switched the brake to...
Forum: BMX
07-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By Viich

I'll take some pics of my bike, my boys' race...

I'll take some pics of my bike, my boys' race bikes and a cheap 'bmx style' bike we've got. I haven't had a 'standard bmx' in 30 years, so can't really comment.
Forum: BMX
06-30-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By Viich

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my...

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my boys can ride. Really more about the TT length & ST angle than wheel size - same as Bike Friday, Brompton, and mini-velos - locate the bars, cranks,...
Forum: BMX
06-26-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By Viich

I got the boys used bmx race bikes - yes, with...

I got the boys used bmx race bikes - yes, with 451 wheels. A DK tracer for the youngest and a gt pro for the 8yo, both in Junior size. I think I just found a 22" FMF race frame for me, actually a...
Forum: BMX
06-26-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By Viich

Thanks - I've been riding my 8yo's...

Thanks - I've been riding my 8yo's 'neighbourhood' bmx - giant Moda. It's pretty cramped. I'm a little over 6', but have long arms & legs - That seems to me to be a reason to go to the long side of...
06-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Viich

That bike is now home to a sturmey 3sp, which I...

That bike is now home to a sturmey 3sp, which I was thinking about doing before this broke. The freehub wheels never fit properly anyway.
06-16-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Viich

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Weather.ec.gc.ca (http://Weather.ec.gc.ca) - ditto, only for Canada.
06-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Viich

Sorry, missed this one. Have a good time!

Sorry, missed this one. Have a good time!
06-16-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Viich

My 8yo rides the hot rock street ( no front...

My 8yo rides the hot rock street ( no front suspension), he's a little tall for his age, but shorter than your son. My mother rode it and he rode his BMX to go on a ride when my parents came to...
06-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Viich

Always do. Chain was well into needing...

Always do. Chain was well into needing replacement - at 11 1/8
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Chain...
06-15-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Viich

Chain is probably ready for replacement, I'll...

Chain is probably ready for replacement, I'll measure. Rings should be OK, but I'll take a look a fire up a picture.
06-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Viich

Bent derailleur hanger (claw adapter), maybe derailleur - AGAIN

Hi, just looking to bounce some ideas.

I have Shimano 1056 on my 88 Bianchi Strada, spread the rear from 126 to 130 to use modern wheels. Use an FSA 48-38 chainset, and 1056 8sp indexed rear dt...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Viich

Golden Vader Fixie...

Golden Vader Fixie...
06-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Viich

They look to be extremely similar bikes, and I...

They look to be extremely similar bikes, and I agree with above statements on a few of the differences:

Threaded bottom bracket over press fit any day. Conventional stem & bar over integrated for...
06-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By Viich

Good find- they're pretty funny.

Good find- they're pretty funny.
06-13-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Viich

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a...

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a couple easy suggestions if you'relooking to buy a wheel or wheelset:

ProWheelBuilder.com signature wheel sets - relatively constrained choices to...
06-11-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,328
Posted By Viich

The bigger problem is that now products just...

The bigger problem is that now products just aren't available, not that they're available at an increased price.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Viich

If you're cost sensitive and willing to do a...

If you're cost sensitive and willing to do a little yourselves, sheldonbrown.com and park tools websites are excellent even if you're starting from very little knowledge.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Viich

In my opinion, it's time for routine maintenance,...

In my opinion, it's time for routine maintenance, not a new bike. I mean, it's always time for another bike, but shifting issues are an easy fix 99% of the time. Far less than $250 on a 7sp rear,...
06-09-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,328
Posted By Viich

BOX looks really good in some narrow spots...

BOX looks really good in some narrow spots (single speed freewheels for BMX, drivetrain for downhill, things like that)
Microshift seems to be a reasonable competitor.
Sunrace seems to be coming on...
Forum: BMX
06-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By Viich

Kids started bmx - bike for me too?

My boys just started doing clinics at the bmx track, now they're trying to get me to get a bike as well. I"m all for not letting them have ALL the fun, but what's the minimum I can get away with on...
05-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Viich

I question that the v-brakes are easier to set up...

I question that the v-brakes are easier to set up - I almost always mess with them longer and more often than my canti's, and I prefer the braking of the cantilever brakes as well.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,059
Posted By Viich

A bike. Method to fix a flat / inflate / be...

A bike.
Method to fix a flat / inflate / be willing to walk if you have problem
Way to carry what you need (pocket/pannier/backpack/saddlebag/trailer.

If you want to ride in the rain and don't...
05-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Viich

Honestly, wear rate is very difficult to quantify...

Honestly, wear rate is very difficult to quantify without controlled destructive testing. I'm nearly 4K into one 8sp cassette that probably should be replaced. Even if it is worse, it's not by the...
05-04-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Viich

I'm 183cm (6'), I would take the Giant. From...

I'm 183cm (6'), I would take the Giant. From those descriptions it should fit best, and has a realstic description. Especially nice since you can then talk about riding a giant iguana.
05-01-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Viich

It depends...... Frame may be built for a...

It depends......

Frame may be built for a narrower OLD (wider hub) for the 6 speed, or it may not. Unlike 8-9-10 speed, which are all the same width cassette with narrower gears, 7 speed is very...
04-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Viich

Nashbar's selection is not what it was, you may...

Nashbar's selection is not what it was, you may have trouble finding the same shorts.

Aerotech designs is another spot to look.
04-27-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Viich

I've had great experiences with SunRace...

I've had great experiences with SunRace cassettes. I'd almost say smoother shifting for 8 and 9 speed than Shimano at this point.

And I'm still on 8sp 105 (SL-1056 shifters, BL-1055 brake levers,...
04-26-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By Viich

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7...

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7 & 8 speed are plenty durable. Chains get far more expensive as they get narrower (ie. more 'speeds') with $80+ 12 speed chains.
04-25-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,273
Posted By Viich

I found the kojak in 24" for my son's hot rock...

I found the kojak in 24" for my son's hot rock street - tough to find an equivalent tyre in that size. Interesting one, I may get a set for myself someday.

And studded winter tires, schwalbe for...
04-18-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Viich

It's not hard to make sure.

It's not hard to make sure.
04-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,745
Posted By Viich

I took the studs off, first ride yesterday. Still...

I took the studs off, first ride yesterday. Still some hairy bits with frozen puddles in the morning, but a much faster and more enjoyable ride to work.
04-07-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Viich

I really like the TRP levers - use them on my...

I really like the TRP levers - use them on my winter bike.

I also have shimano 105 1055 brake levers on the bike I ride the most. I think the Tektro levers are similarly shaped. Also like them.
04-07-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Viich

+1 - zwift even sent me an email saying that...

+1 - zwift even sent me an email saying that everything would be there when I want to come back.
04-05-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Viich

Might be a seat-keyboard interface problem at my...

Might be a seat-keyboard interface problem at my end, but I couldn't see anything at that link.....
04-05-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Viich

Just cancelled my Zwift for the summer

And I haven't even taken the studded tires off my commuter bike yet. I figure I can still commute for the next week or so I need those (-12C overnight low, so lots of ice on the roads still), and use...
03-31-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,398
Posted By Viich

It's actually the entire rest of the country...

It's actually the entire rest of the country mocking Toronto.
03-31-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,398
Posted By Viich

I've been looking at the long term forecast, I...

I've been looking at the long term forecast, I was hoping that Wednesday night I might be able to take them off..... looks like next weekend at the earliest now, though.

The construction starting...
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