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02-26-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think I could take it a bit more serious if he...

I think I could take it a bit more serious if he wouldn't call the saddle a "seat".

Although I only ride flat bar bikes, is till found it interesting.
02-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 273
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I always would prioritize the frame. 99% of the...

I always would prioritize the frame. 99% of the enjoyment comes from good fit and geometry. All the high end shifting nowadays (mechanical or electronic) are pretty good and none will ruin your ride...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Reasonable people could argue for either. I had...

Reasonable people could argue for either. I had to make the same choice and decided on i9. By same price I assume you accounted for the 54 PoE ratchet for the DT?
My reasoning was:
- I would hate...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 284
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need...

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need to do some extended riding to find out if it bothers you. So a parking lot demo with an LBS won't tell the whole story.

if you are OK with a...
02-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,447
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 /thread

+1
/thread
02-14-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,176
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't like modern stuff? Cool, just buy old stuff...

Don't like modern stuff? Cool, just buy old stuff then. There will be years of supply for rim brakes. Heck, you still can buy 27" tires.

No need to start a thread on this evil modern electronic...
02-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,423
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A separate room in the garage makes the garage...

A separate room in the garage makes the garage less flexible. And in real life you get fed up locking it all the time. You probably don't lock it the day someone breaks in.
02-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,423
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Generously plan width and length for all bikes,...

Generously plan width and length for all bikes, tools, benches, cars, stands..... then add 5 feet to each side.
02-11-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,706
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 There is no engineering challenge here....

+1

There is no engineering challenge here. You don't need to posses black magic to build a quality product. it is an accounting challenge... Bearings last forever in all kind of application under...
02-11-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,706
Posted By HerrKaLeun

They would have to use more expensive tooling and...

They would have to use more expensive tooling and maintain it better. and they would have to measure every frame and reject the ones that don't meet criteria. and if the design tends itself to less...
02-06-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,706
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It's all in QC or lack thereof ...

It's all in QC or lack thereof

https://youtu.be/3l6EcBg9EPA
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Throw out the table. If you have deep snow,...

Throw out the table.
If you have deep snow, sit on the bike and adjust pressure to have 2 wrinkles (or more if you really need more float). On non-deep snow, have enough pressure to not have...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I looked at their FS fatlike a while ago. Only...

I looked at their FS fatlike a while ago. Only downside of that is it doesn't take full size 27.5x4.5 tires, only up to 4" for the b-fat wheels. with that probably also no 29+. I'm curious since you...
01-27-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,297
Posted By HerrKaLeun

RTFM. Teh RD manufacturer has the proper...

RTFM. Teh RD manufacturer has the proper procedure for THE DERAILLEUR in question. There are some differences between models (ie.. 2 or 4 added half links etc., full suspension correction etc.). RTFM
01-27-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I would definitely take them up on the offer to...

I would definitely take them up on the offer to get the correct components. This is a small time window to do that.

Not sure if this is a 3x8 vs 2x9 or 10. But you may also want both bikes to have...
01-26-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you do it often enough you may look into a...

If you do it often enough you may look into a second wheelset, or N+1. If you need so different tire thread, you likely need 2 different bike types. and N+1 always is the answer.
I guess over time...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Someone who says they rode an Al, Steel and Cf...

Someone who says they rode an Al, Steel and Cf fatbike back to back and could tell the difference.... ignores the fact that those also were 3 DIFFERENT BIKES WITH DIFFERENT GEOMETRIES AND TIRES.
...
01-23-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,016
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I see a mechanic not having come across...

I see a mechanic not having come across electronic shifting yet. this is rare and only on expensive bikes. but i don't see how a mechanic hasn't come across hydraulic brakes yet. Almost every new...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-22-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Frame material is pretty much meaningless for...

Frame material is pretty much meaningless for comfort on a fatbike. This isn't a road bike with 21mm tires. A well designed carbon fork and slacker head angle will do much more for comfort than a...
01-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It may not be stolen bikes. Some people will just...

It may not be stolen bikes. Some people will just not know what you are talking about and equal that with you asking for private information. Sellers that don't provide enough information, also are...
01-18-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You probably depend more on what used bikes you...

You probably depend more on what used bikes you can buy from auction etc. As long as it is not offending, it will sell.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-12-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By HerrKaLeun

in the lowest gear it will be proportionally...

in the lowest gear it will be proportionally harder. If it matters, only you can know after trying. Over the years I went the opposite to lower and lower gears on my fatbike. Especially in the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By HerrKaLeun

BD has a link to the geometry table. they don't...

BD has a link to the geometry table. they don't publish a lot of numbers, though.
their geometry is more modern than the fatboy, though. but not like a Mayor or other modern fatbike.

Ultimately...
01-04-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,719
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I didn't really understand why he only seated the...

I didn't really understand why he only seated the tire on half the circumference only. They used a 2" tire, those aren't really problematic. And some tires work better with some rims. but sometimes...
12-31-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are leaving out a lot of information here.......

You are leaving out a lot of information here.... sounds the friend lent you the bike for a long time and now wants to transfer it officially. This is very reasonable from the friend's side. If that...
12-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Location also matters. I'm near Madison, WI where...

Location also matters. I'm near Madison, WI where people still think Trek is an American bike. Here you can pull a bike that was thrown into the lake 30 years ago and sell it as long as you take a...
12-31-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That hub problem is a huge red flag. not because...

That hub problem is a huge red flag. not because you need to replace it, but it tells the owner is not taking care of the bike and happily sells it with obvious flaws. what about not so obvious...
12-29-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,294
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you learned in 2020 about the disappearance of...

If you learned in 2020 about the disappearance of 27", you will have a very interesting year 2050 when you learn about what **** show 2020 was.
12-29-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Have you ever tried to trade in your old car for...

Have you ever tried to trade in your old car for a new one? I bet they needed to know what your old car is to give you a price.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-29-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Any externally routed post will work. I...

Any externally routed post will work.
I wouldn't recommend drilling a hole, but it can be done.

You need to know the diameter and dropper manufacturers have sizing charts.

I used to have an...
12-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By HerrKaLeun

There is no law forbidding that. Shimano is just...

There is no law forbidding that. Shimano is just not allowing European dealers to ship to the US. But that is not based on a law, it is based on Shimano threatening them to not sell them any parts...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I bought these Kamik Cody XT...

I bought these Kamik Cody XT (https://www.kamik.com/collections/men/products/cody-xt). they were $150 at REI. I first tried out some of the other Kamik boots at Farm and Fleet, but decided these are...
12-28-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,719
Posted By HerrKaLeun

congrats on the compressor and setup. I like the...

congrats on the compressor and setup. I like the retractable hose you have. I just have a "normal" hose and hate the clutter that gets dirty. That compressor also seems to be reasonably silent. I...
12-28-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,719
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The tape just seals the spoke holes. if you have...

The tape just seals the spoke holes. if you have rims with no spoke holes (thee is such thing, but has other disadvantages), no tape is needed. the tape doesn't have to be too wide, it only needs to...
12-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,719
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I was referring to the Lezyene floor pump linked...

I was referring to the Lezyene floor pump linked above.

Fat tires can be tricky depending on the exact fit. they also stretch as they age. Sometimes the tire is not close enough to the rim. Soap...
12-27-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,719
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most DIY compressors are rated at 90 psi since...

Most DIY compressors are rated at 90 psi since the air tools are 90 psi. The tank is the buffer since the compressor is too weak. So what the compressor can provide is not very relevant unless you...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-25-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The Yukon looks like the rigid fork is suspension...

The Yukon looks like the rigid fork is suspension corrected. Looks like for a 80 or 100mm travel fork. This is only from looking, not actually reading geometry charts.

Are you sure the person at...
Forum: Touring
12-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,077
Posted By HerrKaLeun

In times of 1x12 being the mainstream, I really...

In times of 1x12 being the mainstream, I really don't see the point of 1x9 for a NEW drivetrain. 1x11 if you really want to cheap out and have an old hub standard. The large gaps on the 1x9 will be...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If asphalt, I'd chose a different bike. this bis...

If asphalt, I'd chose a different bike. this bis a fatbike tour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aoF3gH6ym0&t=3s&ab_channel=ForestyForest

You will know the different the moment you ride one...
12-04-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,388
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I don't think the service part should subsidize...

I don't think the service part should subsidize new bike sale. The " free" tune up with the sale of a bike should be covered by the bike margin. Not saying it isn't done, just saying this isn't good...
12-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By HerrKaLeun

well, a reputable manufacturer had that tested by...

well, a reputable manufacturer had that tested by engineers in a lab and published the allowable operating conditions. Anything outside that may work, or may not.
Anyone here can provide are...
12-04-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,388
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Interesting insight and explains why if you like...

Interesting insight and explains why if you like bicycles you should make it a hobby, not a career.

I wonder what the billable rates for the above wage workers are. In construction it ends up to...
12-04-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It looks like you are waiting for someone to...

It looks like you are waiting for someone to confirm that it it will work flawlessly in the cold.

Note that the manufacturer data on operating range assume a new battery fully charged. di2 is...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No one said to look at the Mayor and size based...

No one said to look at the Mayor and size based on SO. Look at it to see how a top tube should be designed to have reasonable SO. Sizing should be on reach, stack, length...

Obviously OP is...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If the in-between is based on the fit dimensions...

If the in-between is based on the fit dimensions (reach, stack etc.) sure, one can argue. But a choosing a smaller size because the design is bad is not a good sizing recommendation. I would select a...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I would go for correct size. The standovers on...

I would go for correct size. The standovers on these are high because of outdated design. The fatbike frame is not anything different than a hardtail when it comes to standover. A too-small bike is...
12-03-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It is just physics and chemistry. These small...

It is just physics and chemistry. These small batteries are not heated and get cold. My cycle computer doesn't work in the cold, but this doesn't' prevent me from riding. Electric cars have a large...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You ride what you want. I say as a noob have more...

You ride what you want. I say as a noob have more confidence riding with more space. when i get stuck on a rockgarden and don't have a choice where my feet land, I'm glad to have more than 1" space....
12-02-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,564
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Large animals don't freeze, small ones on the...

Large animals don't freeze, small ones on the other hand....

Must be a roadie. At 60F we still wear shorts....if a specific body part is cold at 40F, it must be exposed.

Riding in -20 and...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-02-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Standover is important and can hurt... in snow...

Standover is important and can hurt... in snow you sink deeper than the bike.

But I would get the bike in proper size and with better top tube design. Modern bikes have a bent topbtube to lower...
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