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12-09-19, 02:20 PM
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Posted By subgrade

It also houses a firefighting museum 🙂

It also houses a firefighting museum 🙂
12-09-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

Fire station. Wanted: Veteran tree

Here, a fire station. If you look closely, you can see fire trucks behind the gates....
12-09-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

As far their real-ness goes, I don't see much...

As far their real-ness goes, I don't see much diffrence between them :D

P.S. Santa is a rather common female name around here, so in theory I could ask one of them to take a picture with my bike...
12-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

Damn, too late, but I'll post anyway, seeing I...

Damn, too late, but I'll post anyway, seeing I did go and snap that picture....
12-05-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By subgrade

If you're unsure about what tire width you would...

If you're unsure about what tire width you would prefer, get a bike that can fit fatter tires - you can always go narrower if you wish.
12-04-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By subgrade

^ Fully clothed me @ 190 lbs + 30 lbs bike (with...

^ Fully clothed me @ 190 lbs + 30 lbs bike (with front suspension), on 38mm tires @ 50 psi - flying off the curbs (usually 12-15cm high) at speed is no problem. I just try make sure I land on both...
12-03-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

You mean the arm in a white shirt?

You mean the arm in a white shirt?
12-03-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,921
Posted By subgrade

Reproducing and surviving isn't exactly an...

Reproducing and surviving isn't exactly an endurance sport, is it? :lol:
12-02-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

And vice versa - for those up north, like me, it...

And vice versa - for those up north, like me, it poses no challenge at all. I don't even need to get on my bike, just take it outside :D
12-02-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

I have 3 historic windmills not far from me, but...

I have 3 historic windmills not far from me, but all 3 are located in an open-air ethnographic museum, where I'd have to pay an entrance fee. That said, I know a way to sneak in, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By subgrade

The same clothes I'd wear if I'd walk to work,...

The same clothes I'd wear if I'd walk to work, i.e. regular clothes, army style boots, skiing jacket. Below -10C I'd wear thicker (ski) gloves. -15C is my lower limit for riding - mainly because I...
11-27-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,206
Posted By subgrade

I haven't had anything thrown at me while riding,...

I haven't had anything thrown at me while riding, but there was this one time someone attempted to steal from my backpack, while I was mowing at pedestrian speed through a crowd in the old town....
11-27-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By subgrade

I commute pretty much daily, not sure the bike I...

I commute pretty much daily, not sure the bike I usually use for commuting (a hybrid) is marketed as a 'commuter bike' though.
However I have been commuting for a while on dutch bike with a step...
11-26-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By subgrade

That saying is pure hogwash. Appropriate clothing...

That saying is pure hogwash. Appropriate clothing does make the weather bearable, but in no way does it make the weather itself better. In fact, the need for some other than regular clothing alone is...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,736
Posted By subgrade

What if it's legal? Which it is here, provided...

What if it's legal? Which it is here, provided you don't exceed the speed of pedestrians while crossing on a cross-walk.

There are some traffic laws I break routinely - mostly I don't signal...
11-23-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 2,236,813
Posted By subgrade

Did a 34 km ride today. The frost has arrived,...

Did a 34 km ride today. The frost has arrived, but no sign of snow, so pretty nice riding conditions overall. One of the rare opportunities to take off the fenders during autumn/winter/spring season....
11-15-19, 09:05 AM
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Views: 12,565
Posted By subgrade

I need your clothes, your boots, and your bicycle...

I need your clothes, your boots, and your bicycle
...
11-15-19, 08:59 AM
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Views: 12,565
Posted By subgrade

I suppose you meant my post, #186...

I suppose you meant my post, #186 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=186) . I thought even people in the US would have heard of one of the most legendary racing drivers...
11-13-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,565
Posted By subgrade

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/491x750/e40a06aa6c8751c803bc01f0984f933c_47f02764af4eff3c9a498f9abab66b6c7d5b0543.jpg
11-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,467
Posted By subgrade

Sure, derailleurs themselves can last a long...

Sure, derailleurs themselves can last a long time. On the other hand, chains, which are a part of the derailleur drivetrain, have quite limited lifespan, especially in the aforementioned conditions.
11-11-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,467
Posted By subgrade

I'd say the deraileur drivetrain works well for...

I'd say the deraileur drivetrain works well for road bikes that generally don't deal with agressive riding conditions. That way the advantages, mainly light weight and efficiency, outweigh the...
11-11-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,096
Posted By subgrade

42-tooth casettes are so 2014 or smth - the...

42-tooth casettes are so 2014 or smth - the current standard is 10-50 (Sram) and 10-51 (Shimano) :D
11-11-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By subgrade

The snow layer on both sides of the wheel...

The snow layer on both sides of the wheel actually adds substantially to the lateral traction so the slickness of the tire/ice interface is of little importance. It is lots of fun to do controlled...
11-11-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,096
Posted By subgrade

The chain-sprocket design offers reduced weight...

The chain-sprocket design offers reduced weight and drag compared to a gearbox with spur gears. However, it still wouldn't shift while not pedalling.
11-08-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,565
Posted By subgrade

Wait, how did this turn into "celebrities on...

Wait, how did this turn into "celebrities on bikes" instead of "rock stars on bikes"?

Because there are many sorts of celebrities, and many of them may be the opposite of rock star. Just saying.
11-08-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,565
Posted By subgrade

And here are both Van Halen frontmen David Lee...

And here are both Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar on bikes:

...
11-08-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,565
Posted By subgrade

Behold, the Metal God himself: ...

Behold, the Metal God himself:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/844x562/11_halfin_judas_16079_000_etv1_0e58168aa335d0aceee048f27d16bbb49c48e0d4.jpg
11-08-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,096
Posted By subgrade

No, it's not. It's basically an encased compact...

No, it's not. It's basically an encased compact derailleur system with cassetes on both ends, at least one of them sliding in order to maintain a straight chainline.
11-08-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By subgrade

Yes, but steel is also an alloy (most basic steel...

Yes, but steel is also an alloy (most basic steel is iron + carbon, other metals are added to achieve desired characteristics; for example, CroMo steel has chromium and molibdenum in the mix as the...
11-08-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By subgrade

Sure you can ride one bike all year round....

Sure you can ride one bike all year round. However, there is no way around that winter with salt on streets will wear your transmission and brakes a lot faster. So if you ride the bike on regular...
11-08-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By subgrade

I agree with you. In my experience, if it's...

I agree with you. In my experience, if it's fresh, light snow up to 20cm deep, then a narrower tire that cuts through it works better. If the snow is wet and heavy, fatter knobby tires would work...
11-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By subgrade

Replace it. I had a similar situation a...

Replace it.

I had a similar situation a while ago, I also patched my front tire with a tube patch from inside, hole of a similar size as yours. Held well for 3000 km, I had even forgotten about...
11-07-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

Nice angle, took me a second to figure out what's...

Nice angle, took me a second to figure out what's going on there with the roof :lol:
11-07-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By subgrade

Yes, done most of those or equivalents (wide...

Yes, done most of those or equivalents (wide array of tools and cutlery :) ). I haven't used a coin or a bill, although I have used a folded sheet of paper which in principle works the same as a...
11-07-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,730
Posted By subgrade

How old has the car to be to be qualify?

How old has the car to be to be qualify?
11-06-19, 12:33 PM
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Views: 5,353
Posted By subgrade

It certainly would diffuse a lot quicker than...

It certainly would diffuse a lot quicker than air, maybe not completely flat by the next day, but noticeably softer is my guess.

On the other hand, you could save some 15 g of rotational mass!
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Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By subgrade

Our bodies aren't "designed" for sitting (for...

Our bodies aren't "designed" for sitting (for prolonged periods) at all. IME riding upright works ok for short to medium commutes (up to an hour of riding), but not for longer rides. The problem with...
11-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By subgrade

I don't really need a bottle opener, since I...

I don't really need a bottle opener, since I always have lots of things with me that I can use to open a bottle - a swiss knife, a multi tool, a mini pump, a lighter etc; and even if I wouldn't have...
11-05-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By subgrade

Funny - just yesterday I mentioned here I have...

Funny - just yesterday I mentioned here I have never seen a Materia bike outside shop, and this morning on my way to work I actually did see one :eek:
11-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By subgrade

That was my first impression too, when I first...

That was my first impression too, when I first heard of them. Actually "lauf" means "leaf" in Icelandic, hence their logo.
11-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By subgrade

Icelanders.

Icelanders.
11-05-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By subgrade

Around here, you can get charged with DUI on a...

Around here, you can get charged with DUI on a bicycle as well as driving a motorized vehicle. The legal limit is the same (0.05% blood alcohol), only the fines are much smaller and you don't lose...
11-04-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By subgrade

Just wanted to post about Materia bikes, since...

Just wanted to post about Materia bikes, since they are local to me. I haven't seen one in the flesh though, except the shop window - I'm passing by it quite often.
Agreed that the target market is...
10-25-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,887
Posted By subgrade

Well if you are going to ride a bike without...

Well if you are going to ride a bike without brakes in traffic and survive, you have to be an expert in bike handling. Us lesser mortals will have to do with a bike that has brakes.
10-25-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,887
Posted By subgrade

I don't condone that type riding either. it was...

I don't condone that type riding either. it was just to show that backpedalling on a fixie CAN cause the rear tire to skid, contrary to what has been said in this thread before. While it isn't a...
10-25-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,887
Posted By subgrade

Not that it would be an effective way to stop,...

Not that it would be an effective way to stop, but it sure is possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gSrSW3gEtQ
10-24-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,887
Posted By subgrade

Legs may or may not qualify as a mechanical...

Legs may or may not qualify as a mechanical system, but cranks and chain, i.e. drivetrain certainly does. One could argue that brake levers, cables/hoses, calipers etc. can't make a wheel stop on...
10-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By subgrade

Which items need replacement? I take it it's...

Which items need replacement?

I take it it's first and foremost the drivetrain; chain, casette and chainrings are consumables and need replacing regularly. Probably the bottom bracket too. Not...
10-24-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By subgrade

I agree with both posters above. I've sucesfully...

I agree with both posters above. I've sucesfully straightened a slightly bent hanger several times, but I have also broken a badly bent one while trying to straighten it.
10-24-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,168
Posted By subgrade

It is really easy to get the license though - a...

It is really easy to get the license though - a simplified theory exam, no riding test. But I'm pretty sure most of those bicyclists that don't have a driving licence, don't have the bicycle license...
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