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09-26-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,399
Posted By subgrade

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.
09-21-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By subgrade

While the technology does "trickle down" the...

While the technology does "trickle down" the hierarchy, the materials used don't. So it's reasonable to expect that while a M2000 derailleur while similar in design, wouldn't perform as good as a...
09-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By subgrade

Many pre-war and soviet era bike frames I have...

Many pre-war and soviet era bike frames I have seen have this design (seatstays are welded to the dropouts, but bolt-on at the seat tube, and one bolt both keeps them in place and tightens the seat...
09-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By subgrade

I have had chainsuck after putting a new chain on...

I have had chainsuck after putting a new chain on worn chainrings, and you don't want that.
09-21-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By subgrade

RD-M360 was supposedly introduced in 2008. And...

RD-M360 was supposedly introduced in 2008. And yes, it still seems to be the go-to 8-speed derailleur by most mfrs. I had one, but I I wouldn't call it rugged, as after less than two years of riding...
09-21-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By subgrade

As you said, the ranges aren't exactly parallel,...

As you said, the ranges aren't exactly parallel, but still quite close. The newest Alivio range has been demoted to M3100, whereas Deore has now spread over 3 levels - M4100 (10 speed), M5100 (11...
09-21-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By subgrade

Deore is actually higher end than Sora. Looking...

Deore is actually higher end than Sora. Looking at the series number is an easy way to determine which is higher end (the first mumber is the one that denotes the hierachy), although the road and...
09-21-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By subgrade

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing...

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing regular underwear (both cotton and synthetic) and shorts or jeans, and haven't had any problems, maybe just a couple of times some minor chaffing,...
09-18-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By subgrade

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't...

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't imagine a 3 cm hole where tube wouldn't bulge out in a big way (and blow out real soon as it contacts the ground). If it really is a 3 cm hole, the...
09-16-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By subgrade

The photos on the site don't have the spacer(-s?)...

The photos on the site don't have the spacer(-s?) but this here review shows it, so it's likely that's indeed the stock configuration:
...
09-10-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,456
Posted By subgrade

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles....

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles. Flat noodles are fine for noodling around the neighborhood, but any more than 20 noodles at a time, and the pain in your mouth will be killing you....
09-10-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By subgrade

A hybrid is probably what you are looking at as...

A hybrid is probably what you are looking at as your first bike, and you can get a pretty decent one for $800. They are fairly capable off road except on really rocky/rooty/rutty stuff which is a...
09-08-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By subgrade

Trolley/tram tracks are to be treated with extra...

Trolley/tram tracks are to be treated with extra care on any tires, that's a thing that everyone who commutes where they are present has to learn better sooner than later, and better not from one's...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,619
Posted By subgrade

My commute is 6 miles each way, and usually go...

My commute is 6 miles each way, and usually go quite fast. I seem to just have to push myself a little bit at least. The route is all through the city, with 18 traffic lights each way, so that slows...
09-07-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By subgrade

If you're not a very heavy rider, 26x1.50 should...

If you're not a very heavy rider, 26x1.50 should do fine on gravel and similar surfaces.
09-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By subgrade

Except that as a general rule flat bars are much...

Except that as a general rule flat bars are much wider than drop bars, thus giving more leverage, which alone makes a big difference.
09-04-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 228,476
Posted By subgrade

On gravel and light off-road, sure. On pavement -...

On gravel and light off-road, sure. On pavement - not so much, whereas a suspension fork can be locked out (at leas the decent ones).
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,422
Posted By subgrade

Civil engineering, specifically road & street...

Civil engineering, specifically road & street design. Not sure where that puts me in the poll.
09-02-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,970
Posted By subgrade

If by that you are impersonating a police...

If by that you are impersonating a police officer/vehicle, most definitely.
09-01-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By subgrade

except 2

except 2
08-31-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By subgrade

Most probably there wouldn't be much difference...

Most probably there wouldn't be much difference in the ride quality if the tires are similar, and weight matters only when accelerating or climbing - so for a leisurely ride on flat terrain it...
08-31-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 751
Posted By subgrade

Apart from what others have mentioned about the...

Apart from what others have mentioned about the usefulness of front lights, they also make you better seen to the drivers who are going to pull out in front of you from side roads and driveways. I...
08-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 129,589
Posted By subgrade

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi
08-29-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,125
Posted By subgrade

Does a Merida bike count? :D

Does a Merida bike count? :D
08-28-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,368
Posted By subgrade

Heavy metal (many things except playing myself),...

Heavy metal (many things except playing myself), literature (both readung and writing, although the latter has been on hold for a while now), beer
08-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By subgrade

Of course there is a formula - each individual...

Of course there is a formula - each individual gear combination has a ratio: chainring tooth count/cog tooth count. The tooth count is usually written on the cogs and chainrings; if not, you can just...
08-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By subgrade

It doesn specify whether it's a coil or air...

It doesn specify whether it's a coil or air version of NCX. Pictures show a coil fork, as far I can tell (preload knob and the finely splined plastic nut on the left side of the crown instead of...
08-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By subgrade

I'd say you're putting too much pressure in your...

I'd say you're putting too much pressure in your tires. I weigh 85 kg/190 lbs, and have found that the optimal pressure for my 700cx38 Schwalbe CX Comps is around 55-60 psi, depending on the road...
08-20-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,658
Posted By subgrade

Exactly. But since hybrids are viewed as not cool...

Exactly. But since hybrids are viewed as not cool ("Fred machines") by "serious" cyclists, the industry had to come up with a new marketing term to sell them. It's already gone full circle, with some...
08-19-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 228,476
Posted By subgrade

That seems to imply things are going to only get...

That seems to imply things are going to only get worse.
08-19-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By subgrade

A few aspects to keep in mind: what is it...

A few aspects to keep in mind:

what is it that you don't like about the fork? The weight, the handling, the performance? Perhaps you want a better suspension fork not a rigid one? Unfortunately...
08-06-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 716,661
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: 1,816
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: 1,493
Views: 103,125
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: 663
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: 1,816
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: 1,372
Views: 268,638
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: 556
Posted By subgrade

Just what I wanted to say.

Just what I wanted to say.
08-04-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
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: 529
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: 10,318
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: 1,493
Views: 103,125
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: 632
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: 2,044
Views: 716,661
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: 986
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: 1,493
Views: 103,125
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: 2,320
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: 1,493
Views: 103,125
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: 179
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: 2,022
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.
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