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01-21-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Bicycles are people too. Like corporations.... ...

Bicycles are people too. Like corporations....

If you have high ceilings, attach the bike up there since warm air rises.

Or give it a hot tub in the hot tub.

Stand it over the furnace vents....
Forum: Fatbikes
01-21-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You need to measure hub and rim at hand. Don't...

You need to measure hub and rim at hand. Don't calculate spoke length based on manufacturer data, or what some random stranger on the Internet tells you.
01-21-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By HerrKaLeun

why buy the same type f wheel? Obviously you by...

why buy the same type f wheel? Obviously you by now know they are not good wheels....
01-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By HerrKaLeun

2 different bikes have different geometry that...

2 different bikes have different geometry that puts your body in different angles. That is the difference you think you notice. 2.5 mm crank length difference, not noticeable.
01-12-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 on the better adjustment of saddle etc. ...

+1 on the better adjustment of saddle etc.

Consider a Jones Handlebar to get multiple hand positions.
01-09-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look up the manual for that rear derailleur.

Look up the manual for that rear derailleur.
01-06-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 213,934
Posted By HerrKaLeun

to me, the blacker or grayer the better. Timeless...

to me, the blacker or grayer the better. Timeless design. In 5 years black still will be black, but whatever neon green or orange or other Walmart bike color they come up with will look odd. I also...
01-06-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 213,934
Posted By HerrKaLeun

yeah. I can always nab the Slr 2 add racks and...

yeah. I can always nab the Slr 2 add racks and upgrade the components, but i really dig the color on the slr 1. And from what i hear the slr 2 will be gone next year in the US, it seems that in...
01-06-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Would be helpful to know which retailer. Do they...

Would be helpful to know which retailer. Do they sell bikes only, or also components?

For a bike you may have to add some $ to get a good one.

I hate that type of strings-attached presents....
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You can install whatever rotors you want. the...

You can install whatever rotors you want. the rear may be limited in size depending on the frame. forks typically have a manufacturer limit. My recommendation is 203mm front and 180mm rear. note you...
01-02-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By HerrKaLeun

DON'T list your phone number! With spam email it...

DON'T list your phone number! With spam email it is much easier to deal on your terms.

Some years ago CL was good. But recently FB is much better. FB people also are more responsive.

I list...
01-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By HerrKaLeun

you kind of answered your own question. And...

you kind of answered your own question.

And industry inc. tire and rim makers don't make competitive 26" stuff anymore that is not lower end. They settled on 27.5 for small wheels... the thing is,...
01-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By HerrKaLeun

11 and 12 speed HG MTB cassettes should work. ...

11 and 12 speed HG MTB cassettes should work.
Chainline should be OK with middle ring.

Note that a new NW chainring would help to keep the chain on. So measure BCD of that middle ring.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-31-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That's cool! Bring more of that! Some...

That's cool!
Bring more of that!

Some questions:
1. did you ever do similar riding with a rigid fork?
2. Do you think FS would be helpful?

What I see is that it is all in the rider skills. I...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I used to have Planetbike full fenders, but took...

I used to have Planetbike full fenders, but took them off. they fitted well with 20mm clearance.
Note that the downtube splash-shield needs to be removed for the front fender. i also noticed my feet...
12-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By HerrKaLeun

56 rpm is pretty low. and using that 11t cog all...

56 rpm is pretty low. and using that 11t cog all the time will wear it out. But more importantly, you will wear your knees more.

each person is different, but typically 80-100 rpm is normal...
12-28-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All the bedding does is putting some brake pad...

All the bedding does is putting some brake pad dust on the rotor. The tiny surface imperfections will be filled. it will happen on its own by braking. for the first few miles just ride more carefully...
12-20-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By HerrKaLeun

We have a co-op and I only know it as a customer...

We have a co-op and I only know it as a customer (i.e. buying old parts for project bikes). they seem to receive donated bikes, restore them and part they sell, part they give away. Problem is, the...
12-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,336
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Takes less than 2 weeks total shipping time. And...

Takes less than 2 weeks total shipping time. And winter is a pretty predictable season, one could get the bike ready in time?
Even if one only orders one tire, it already is cheaper. Most bicycles...
12-16-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,336
Posted By HerrKaLeun

even better prices for them on bike24.de ...

even better prices for them on bike24.de

Schwalbe tires in general are cheaper in Europe
12-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No experience, but look at the Jones bar. They...

No experience, but look at the Jones bar. They offer many hand positions (wide, narrow, back, front) and come in 710 mm (you can shorten to less)
12-14-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If it is a bike you may sell at some point, keep...

If it is a bike you may sell at some point, keep them to put on before sale. Example, I have Jones bars on my bikes, which I intend to use on future bikes. other examples pedals and so on. when I...
12-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,205
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The frame has micro-dents, not a crash damage....

The frame has micro-dents, not a crash damage. There is no indication it was damaged to the point of bending or that the manufacturing process itself was faulty and spat out bent frames.
and if the...
12-14-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Some motorbike manufacturers get into ebikes, so...

Some motorbike manufacturers get into ebikes, so they likely will sell them through their motorbike dealerships. i assume those motorcycle manufacturers will cooperate with regular bicycle...
12-13-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,205
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Are frames stored loose, like just hanging? Or...

Are frames stored loose, like just hanging? Or are they stored in the box? If the first, the frame could have been dinged in the years of storage.

I'd just ask for a credit. Chances are a...
12-12-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A failed motor just gets replaced. Diagnosing is...

A failed motor just gets replaced. Diagnosing is what is difficult, not repair.

Many ebike problems are software bugs, not really hardware failures.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I don't recall the specific reasons. Recently I...

I don't recall the specific reasons. Recently I saw a panel discussion with people from Schwalbe and WTB and the consensus was around 60-70 TPI is the best compromise. Although, that discussion...
12-07-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,208
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you own both bikes and don't know the...

If you own both bikes and don't know the difference, I'm afraid we can't help you.
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,994
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Google for prevailing winds at the location of...

Google for prevailing winds at the location of interest.

In the Netherlands wind comes FROM West in February. So if you ride TOWARDS West along the coast for 4 days, you are slow and get a...
12-06-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By HerrKaLeun

since you have the saddle in question, why not...

since you have the saddle in question, why not try it out?
No one here can tell if it fits you.

I never used that saddle, but assume there are X people in the world who like it, and Z people...
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Advantage: center of gravity is lower and more...

Advantage: center of gravity is lower and more standover clearance.
Disadvantage: BB and pedals may hit obstacles.
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most people would change to longer forf if any...

Most people would change to longer forf if any change is desired. Especially on an older steep head angle bike. Few people want to go steeper.....

It also would feel like riding downhill unless...
12-01-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By HerrKaLeun

mayne a knobby tire woudl last longer because it...

mayne a knobby tire woudl last longer because it has more "meat" to wear down. but it will wear off more rubber and will be noisier. a smooth tire has less thread to give up, but also will be less...
11-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By HerrKaLeun

There is a chance the supplements are not needed....

There is a chance the supplements are not needed. Especially since I eat vegetables, and liver etc. But since all the food I eat comes without salt, I feel at least salt is needed. Even animals in...
11-30-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By HerrKaLeun

By today's standards a "decent" frame has TA....

By today's standards a "decent" frame has TA. $300 seems steep for an older frame, unless it is CF.
11-30-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,630
Posted By HerrKaLeun

With the bike gone there is no way telling if...

With the bike gone there is no way telling if there actually was a real problem, or what it may have been.

Since OP didn't escalate the problem to corporate, OP cannot really complain here. I for...
11-30-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By HerrKaLeun

you don't use salt (sodium) and none is added in...

you don't use salt (sodium) and none is added in the food you eat? That must mean you only eat unprocessed food.

i eat mainly unprocessed food (well, i cut and cook food, which is processing...
11-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I should have included sarcasm marks... I...

I should have included sarcasm marks...

I responded to someone claiming food alon gives us all the minerals we need. That is technically true if we consume naturally grown food that was't bread...
11-29-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I once had a trainer and used it a few hours...

I once had a trainer and used it a few hours during winter. I used old cheap tires since that bike didn't see a lot of use otherwise. there was quite some visible dust in the trajectory path of the...
11-27-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By HerrKaLeun

When such dynamos were common, tires had a...

When such dynamos were common, tires had a sidewall thread similar to the dynamo head profile. So the dynamo engaged like a gear.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Use proper tubeless tape. Gorilla tape is to...

Use proper tubeless tape. Gorilla tape is to thick and the adhesive will deteriorate from sealant.
11-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By HerrKaLeun

sure, the Standard American Diet is what keeps us...

sure, the Standard American Diet is what keeps us alive and healthy.
11-25-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 Animals and ancient humans eating whole...

+1

Animals and ancient humans eating whole foods didn't have a problem performing well.
11-25-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,500
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are missing the point. The OP isn't intending...

You are missing the point. The OP isn't intending to buy Gatorade , separate the ingredients and re-combining them.

OP can spend 1ct on ingredients to create the same thing Gatorade charges a $.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless you ride with a really weird pressure, the...

Unless you ride with a really weird pressure, the rubber has contact in curves. The studs are not that long. I also assume that in winter conditions you don't ride fast enough to require a 45 lean...
11-24-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,705
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you go rigid, go with one designed to be...

If you go rigid, go with one designed to be rigid.

If you want lightweight, the Giant Toughroad is really great. I have mine with 30mm rim and 2.15" tire on front and it is very smooth.

Or...
11-23-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That's why children bike drivetrains last many...

That's why children bike drivetrains last many years - 16" wheels!

Maybe use real lube, not wax. You know, the stuff drivetrain manufacturers recommend.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I recently started commuting the Marathon studded...

I recently started commuting the Marathon studded tires. They roll surprisingly easy(ish). They also have extremely good snow traction.

I have the 700cx40.

A week ago I rode them on a steep...
11-21-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The roads are too safe. Let some DIY racks and...

The roads are too safe. Let some DIY racks and bikes scatter over the street and cause some fatal crashes.

There is a reason rack manufacturers have rigorous testing.

The inevitable lawsuit...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By HerrKaLeun

For front it really doesn't matter too much as...

For front it really doesn't matter too much as long as bearings are easy to replace. You don't really see many threads with fronthub problems.

The rear with the freehub on the other hand....
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