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Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,148
Posted By baj2

I got a new roadie last year, it came with...

I got a new roadie last year, it came with Ultegra R8000 rim brakes. They aren't quite disc brake level performance, but they are a huge improvement over any rim brake I've ever had in the past. I...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-26-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By baj2

Typo on my part, I meant "aren't the cheapest...

Typo on my part, I meant "aren't the cheapest thing to replace", which as you can tell fits better in the my first sentence. My brain gets too far ahead of my fingers at times. :-)
Forum: Fatbikes
11-11-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By baj2

PSI is pounds/square inch = force density, not a...

PSI is pounds/square inch = force density, not a weight. If it was a weight few would be able to lift their road bikes with two 100+lb tires.

The best way I've found to think about tire pressure...
Forum: Touring
11-10-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,413
Posted By baj2

Here's one thing you can do. It's easy and...

Here's one thing you can do. It's easy and relatively cheap.

Several years ago, after a ride in which my mirror saved my life, I searched and found SEE BICYCLE bumper stickers. Made by a guy who...
Forum: Touring
11-10-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,413
Posted By baj2

If blue moons happen all the time in your neck of...

If blue moons happen all the time in your neck of the woods, I'll agree. I'm pretty-much guaranteed to come across at least 1 jerk driver on any given ~40 mile road ride. Whether it's getting...
Forum: Touring
11-04-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,413
Posted By baj2

I once had two high school kids in a car coming...

I once had two high school kids in a car coming at me on a road with wide shoulders turn across the road and aim right at me, stop just short of the shoulder and the passenger threw their fast-food...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-02-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

Sure thing Archimedes. ;-) But if you need a...

Sure thing Archimedes. ;-) But if you need a 12" long brake lever with 6" of travel to get your 1-finger braking that's not really practical.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-02-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

Got specs? They are out of stock according to the...

Got specs? They are out of stock according to the link above, and no specs. Redline's own website doesn't even list them, perhaps they are no longer in production?

My old road bike is a Redline,...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-02-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

If we can't compare, why is it even being...

If we can't compare, why is it even being discussed? The point was made with regard to braking power. For the record, my 2003 with the mechanical BB7s has smaller rotors than either of the my...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-01-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

Disagree on the mechanical vs hydraulic disc...

Disagree on the mechanical vs hydraulic disc braking power, although the quality of the type of brake certainly makes a difference. I have Avid BB7's (mechanical) on my 2003 Giant Rainier (really...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-31-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By baj2

What size tire? I have two sets of 4.8" x 26",...

What size tire? I have two sets of 4.8" x 26", one is 15psi max, the other is 20 psi max. Either gets to be a rough mtb trail ride above 8-9psi. I've gone below 2psi for deep snow riding.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

It doesn't have to be a Winter-only bike. If you...

It doesn't have to be a Winter-only bike. If you ride any single track it could easily be a year-round bike. A lot of folks in MN sold their 29ers and spent more on their fatties and ride them 12mo...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

In my engineering work circles there's a familiar...

In my engineering work circles there's a familiar cube-poster (hard-copy meme?) that goes like this:

Pick Two:
-Good
-Fast
-Cheap

Put "Light" in place of "Fast" and I think the same applies...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By baj2

Tires are the cheapest thing to replace, so check...

Tires are the cheapest thing to replace, so check the wear. Look at the brake pad wear, not that pads are expensive but to make sure there is some left so they haven't damaged the rotors. If you...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-18, 12:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

Also, a word of caution on the...

Also, a word of caution on the Target/Walmart/whatever $200-300 models - they tend to be VERY heavy with really cheap components and tires.

A friend bought a Mongoose (53lbs, $250) just for grins...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By baj2

I second Bikes Direct, I have 3 bikes from there...

I second Bikes Direct, I have 3 bikes from there (including a fatty) and am very happy with all of them. Framed also makes some nice affordable bikes, but from the shopping I've done are often a...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-29-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By baj2

Depends on what you are looking to do. If you...

Depends on what you are looking to do. If you just want to try riding fat, this sounds like a good deal. I have a Motobecane Sturgis Bullet with similar specs and paid $1500 new. I absolutely love...
10-29-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,386
Posted By baj2

Love it!

Gotta get outside in the Winter to avoid cabin fever. XC and downhill skiing are fun, but fat biking in the snow is even better. Groomed single track is a blast to ride, way more fun than I ever...
10-10-17, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By baj2

I got the Activeon CX Gold last year on a Black...

I got the Activeon CX Gold last year on a Black Friday deal for $99. Pretty cool little unit for the price. I use it primarily with the chest mount that came in a $20 accessory kit on Amazon. I...
10-07-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,866
Posted By baj2

Food for thought. PSA: Don't Put Bike Rack...

Food for thought.

PSA: Don't Put Bike Rack Too Close to Exhaust- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/psa-dont-put-bike-rack-too-close-exhaust-934298.html)
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