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07-16-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Holy cow, those Canyons all are great values if...

Holy cow, those Canyons all are great values if you like that type.

I'm not convinced a hybrid (and a bike with 40mm tires is not really off roadish) needs suspension. But if you are a suspension...
07-16-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Keep in mind some chain tools are for 10 speed...

Keep in mind some chain tools are for 10 speed only. Get a large shop tool with large leverage for home. On the road one on a multitool will do in a pinch.

I had the small Park tool, but it was...
07-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A Giant Toughroad would be comfortable due to...

A Giant Toughroad would be comfortable due to larger 50mm tires and CF fork.

As for the comment that hybrids are not worth upgrading.... well, technically no bike is if you look at it...
07-15-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Isn't that caused by cable stops? Would going to...

Isn't that caused by cable stops? Would going to full cable housing help?
07-14-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,963
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You know that humans evolved in nature without...

You know that humans evolved in nature without refrigeration? I'm sure humans are able to hydrate just fine with warm water.

It is an American thing to ice every drink. In most of the World...
07-14-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Install more powerful motor. Gearing changes...

Install more powerful motor. Gearing changes torque, but not power.
07-14-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you want them continue to run smoothly,...

If you want them continue to run smoothly, overhaul them.
07-14-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By HerrKaLeun

108 miles just require some high density food and...

108 miles just require some high density food and plenty of water depending on temperature.

Scout out water supply or take a filter with you to use natural water from creeks etc.

Obviously have...
07-13-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Assuming you mean newer ones sold by BD. They...

Assuming you mean newer ones sold by BD.
They have different levels and overall are good for the money.

My motobecane fatbike seems better than my Giant and Trek hybrids. Better frame welds,...
07-09-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,215
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Wipe it off after each ride and lube every month...

Wipe it off after each ride and lube every month or as needed.

Who cares if it looks dirty... the dirt you see isn't what wears it down anyway. All that degreaser is doing is remove lube where...
07-08-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This is the after picture. Should have seen the...

This is the after picture. Should have seen the bike before.....
07-08-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Thanks for pointing this out. I'll be more...

Thanks for pointing this out. I'll be more cautious now. I appreciate the feedback.

I have no lab result or any low potassium history. I just based that on tracked nutrients and potassium is...
07-08-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What if the OP wants shifters?

What if the OP wants shifters?
07-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,488
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No matter the quality of the bikes, the limit to...

No matter the quality of the bikes, the limit to 2.4" tires will hold them back and making it a risky investment.

I'm not saying plus tires are better, and tire fads go up and down in size. But...
07-08-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Jones bar has many positions including an aero...

Jones bar has many positions including an aero position. Different than drop bars.... but with similar result. Check out the videos where Jeff demonstrates the positions.

I used ergo bars etc....
07-06-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By HerrKaLeun

they say they are "semi metallic". Do they squeal...

they say they are "semi metallic". Do they squeal when wet?
reason I'm asking is I had similar generic semi-metallic pads, which were fine. but whenever it was wet my brakes sounded like a train...
07-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Big shoutout to Osprey

I use an Osprey hikelite 26 for riding to work. Feels really light and makes a backpack as comfortable as it can be. Has the mesh to prevent sweat.

I had that pack in in my car and the hip belt...
07-06-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By HerrKaLeun

multiple hand positions on flat bar bike... Jones...

multiple hand positions on flat bar bike... Jones Bar (https://www.jonesbikes.com/h-bars/)

have it on both my bikes and can ride for hours without hand problems.
07-04-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Ah, propaganda, just a fluke. You need to eat the...

Ah, propaganda, just a fluke. You need to eat the official food pyramid.... you know, the one that miraculously matches what the lobbying food industry produces and brought you to your old state to...
07-03-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Point taken . But one would have to take almost...

Point taken . But one would have to take almost 50 pills or whatever each dose is to get the daily dose.

As I said, I'm tracking and the additional 800 mg still don't get me over the daily 4700...
07-03-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I recently started mixing some "creme of tartar",...

I recently started mixing some "creme of tartar", which has potassium and Morton lite salt (sodium and potassium) in my workout water. Like 3g of creme and 1g of salt gives 700mg of potassium

All...
07-02-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Eating Keto and carbs sounds a lot like just...

Eating Keto and carbs sounds a lot like just eating a lot of everything. Or like a vegetarian who also eats meat. Keto is based on near absence of carbs, so adding bananas and apples etc. makes it...
07-02-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,487
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 This applies to all products. Bikes have...

+1
This applies to all products.
Bikes have way too many variations for how small the industry is. After all they use the same or similar components and frames of different manufacturers are made...
07-01-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,954
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have an over 1000lm helmet and an over 1000lm...

I have an over 1000lm helmet and an over 1000lm handlebar flashlight. They are adequate, but I never see myself running them at under 100%. Exception is if darkness surprises me far from home and I...
07-01-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,473
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My 2 bikes came with the stem already "up" and...

My 2 bikes came with the stem already "up" and only a 5 mm spacer on top. And there is a limit on the stem rise, typically 35° or so unless you go to adjustable stems. It would be good manufacturers...
06-30-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,473
Posted By HerrKaLeun

i have nothing to contribute that will help OP. ...

i have nothing to contribute that will help OP.

but I wonder how much weight is saved vs. a CF fork with AL-steerer? I have an Al steerer and first wished I'd rather have full carbon to save...
06-25-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Brake force will be the same with small or large...

Brake force will be the same with small or large pads. Small pads have more pressure, but over smaller surface.

The advantage of larger pads is they heat up less (less heat per area) and need less...
06-25-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,487
Posted By HerrKaLeun

OP probably researched online and the store...

OP probably researched online and the store offering was very limited compared to online. OP probably couldn't remember all details and wanted sales person to verify..... but apparently it is too...
06-25-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,648
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Great response and shows the company really tried...

Great response and shows the company really tried to correct the error and keep OP happy.
06-22-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,648
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just get a custom full size frame bag for $150...

Just get a custom full size frame bag for $150 and put a 3l hydration bag in. Add a longer hose and mouthpiece you attach to handlebar to drink while riding.
06-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,659
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you haven't noticed a problem with...

If you haven't noticed a problem with stockwheels, just leave as is. Good new wheels cost $500 if you build them yourself, more if you pay for labor. No limit upwards. So it is questionable to do for...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By HerrKaLeun

How often do you need new rims? Plenty of rims...

How often do you need new rims?
Plenty of rims available in all kind of widths. No need for Surly stuff. I bet Surly just relabels the rims anyway.
06-16-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By HerrKaLeun

0.5% elongation. Use steel machinist ruler....

0.5% elongation.
Use steel machinist ruler. Replace when 12 links exceed 12-1/16" or 10 links exceed 25.5 cm.
06-12-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By HerrKaLeun

SRAM recommends +4 on the 10 speed and higher....

SRAM recommends +4 on the 10 speed and higher. Shimano recommends +2. Probably works either way, but if I have a choice I do what the manufacturer recommends.
06-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Same manufacturer and quality level, yes metallic...

Same manufacturer and quality level, yes metallic pads will cost more. Maybe they last equally longer, don't know. In my case it was between $5 and $25 for same manufacturer and I didn't want to try...
06-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more...

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more wear on the rotor, even on rotors rated for them. so not a way to save $. Where they shine is fade resistance on long descents, not on saving cost.
...
06-11-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,589
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I just realized it is the 3, with freewheel. It...

I just realized it is the 3, with freewheel. It only cost $400 new. $250 is a ripoff. The components are almost Walmart level. The only thing it has over a Wally bike is a sealed cartridge BB, which...
06-11-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By HerrKaLeun

To do it right, don't rely on the original chain...

To do it right, don't rely on the original chain being correct.

Read the RD manual on chainsizing and verify if the chain is the correct length. Typically it is big-big + 2 or 4 links.... but that...
06-11-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All the marathon tires are very durable and long...

All the marathon tires are very durable and long lasting. I have the allmotion tubeless version and no visible wear after long time. So they all are great for people riding a lot, or little.

They...
06-11-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,589
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you go the used route, you have less choice...

If you go the used route, you have less choice for modern features.

For new I definitely would go disc, but for used older options are OK. That is part of the lower price. Same with drivetrain...
06-09-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,296
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be...

Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be hard to boycott both if you want modern drivetrains (and brakes).

The alternatives are not better or cheaper. Like box or sunrace.

KMC and Sunrace...
06-08-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Chainsuck indicates a worn chainring. That...

Chainsuck indicates a worn chainring. That tensioner would facilitate chainsuck more than it would ****** it.

And that tensioner forces your chain to be longer.
06-08-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By HerrKaLeun

ebay doesn't ship to the US? the MTB RD...

ebay doesn't ship to the US?

the MTB RD come with a type of ferrule that combines the ferrule and that longer thinner extension you are looking for. I assumed it is for better sealing against...
06-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,369
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Buying a department store bike AND then going to...

Buying a department store bike AND then going to an LBS for adjustment is a terrible idea. What, you spend 50% of the purchase price just to adjust it and not even get better components?
And going...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'd look at one with 197mm TA to be futureproof...

I'd look at one with 197mm TA to be futureproof and be able to get 5" tires. The higher BD ones have that, like my Sturgis. It also came with tubeless rims, Maxxis tires, 1x, hydraulic discs. Paid...
06-06-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you really only used those 3 smallest cogs, I...

If you really only used those 3 smallest cogs, I also would have your knees checked for low cadence damage.

400 miles doesn't even wear a chain. If the chain didn't skip and it shifted fine,...
06-05-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I assume you have a moving truck for all the...

I assume you have a moving truck for all the other crap. Why not just add the bike?

I'm no racer, but think one would want to train with the exact bike one is racing. Same fit. Gearing etc.
06-04-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Do this...

Do this (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DOwDmg74rhCw&ved=2ahUKEwiu59yDxNDiAhUIT6wKHQtXClsQwqsBMAB6BAgDEAU&usg=AOvVaw0JqRyDWeEoqHu5FjPsVQWt)
06-03-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The larger axles require the larger BB tool. Like...

The larger axles require the larger BB tool. Like a 20 mm front axle. Smaller axles, like QR, get by with the smaller cassette tool.
06-01-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Whatever bike store served you well on other bike...

Whatever bike store served you well on other bike purchases will be fine. I bought mine at Jenson, but only because other items I bought got me over the free shipping threshold. But any other vendor...
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