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08-20-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By JonathanGennick

Wow! Memories. My parents used to shop at a...

Wow! Memories. My parents used to shop at a Korvettes in Redford Township just outside the Detroit city limits. That was back in the 1960s and caused me no small amount of confusion when I got a bit...
08-20-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By JonathanGennick

Had hoped to walk it with my wife, but she wasn't...

Had hoped to walk it with my wife, but she wasn't feeling up to it. Walking still not easy for her, and we had already explored Governor's Island that day that we were downtown.

Hey, sorry about...
08-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By JonathanGennick

New York City Trip

For my NYC friends, the Museum of the City of New York has a fascinating exhibit going on right now about the history of cycling in the city. My wife and I are home from a long weekend there, and our...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By JonathanGennick

I would go before the judge, explain nicely about...

I would go before the judge, explain nicely about the one earpiece being off, then hope for some leniency.
08-15-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,500
Posted By JonathanGennick

^^^^ Same, though I tend to prefer not to be...

^^^^ Same, though I tend to prefer not to be dipping my pedals either -- because I like to keep my feet dry.
08-14-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By JonathanGennick

I had a Joe Blow for a while and was pretty happy...

I had a Joe Blow for a while and was pretty happy w/it. I like that Topeak makes it easy to buy replacement chucks and hoses. I had put a double length of hose on mine, and I really liked having it...
08-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By JonathanGennick

It is interesting, isn't it? I wonder whether a...

It is interesting, isn't it? I wonder whether a small brush or even a small paint sponge might also work.
08-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By JonathanGennick

That's a good recommendation. I also like...

That's a good recommendation. I also like anything from Lezyne. I have two Lezyne pumps, and their screw on chucks are actually easier than many clamp-on varieties.

My Specialized pump has the...
08-13-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By JonathanGennick

You could look at the Kona Dew:...

You could look at the Kona Dew: https://www.konaworld.com/dew.cfm. The wider tires on that bike will absorb some roughness. Also worth a look is the Raleigh Redux.
08-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,938
Posted By JonathanGennick

Laws won't trump culture and road design. Culture...

Laws won't trump culture and road design. Culture goes to your comment about heart. What are we teaching our young people in driver's ed classes about cycling? Are we reinforcing those teachings in...
08-12-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By JonathanGennick

There isn't a definitive answer, because...

There isn't a definitive answer, because sometimes you just have to try something and see how it plays out.

You can get the same added spring tension from any Shimano Shadow derailleur, and the...
08-12-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By JonathanGennick

This ^^^. The sticker is potentially an...

This ^^^. The sticker is potentially an interesting conversation piece.
08-12-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By JonathanGennick

That clicking sound is interesting. I wonder what...

That clicking sound is interesting. I wonder what would cause it.

Are pads possibly contaminated? Is there any bite to the brakes at all? Contaminated pads can be amazing in how little they do no...
08-10-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By JonathanGennick

The issue is that the road cassette is 1.85 mm...

The issue is that the road cassette is 1.85 mm wider than a mountain freehub body, right? I'm getting out of my depth here due to my lack of direct experience w/11-speed kit, but some searching on...
08-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,826
Posted By JonathanGennick

Are you commuting? I like the model called "The...

Are you commuting? I like the model called "The Stack" from Priority Bicycles because it collapses nicely into a flatter shape that fits into a backpack and that doesn't roll around and wobble all...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-10-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By JonathanGennick

I second this advice so long as we're talking...

I second this advice so long as we're talking about paved roads -- because my winter experience is pretty much limited to paved. I'm in the central U.P by Lake Superior, and my go to tires in winter...
08-10-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By JonathanGennick

The major brands will all have something. The...

The major brands will all have something. The Specialized Chisel is worth a look. You might also look at gravel and all-road style bikes like the Kona Dew.

If light weight is the priority, you'll...
08-10-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By JonathanGennick

Sometimes I'll put just enough air into a tube...

Sometimes I'll put just enough air into a tube for it to take shape, then I'll look and see how I feel about the tube size relative to whatever tire I'm about to put it into.

A 25-32 tube is...
08-10-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By JonathanGennick

Do you have 650b rims, or an actual wheel set?...

Do you have 650b rims, or an actual wheel set? The Masi website says that your frame has 12 mm thru-axle in the rear. If you have an actual wheel set, check to see whether it's a fit.

I did the...
08-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,957
Posted By JonathanGennick

This ^^^ is so important. Don't let go of that....

This ^^^ is so important. Don't let go of that. One of my favorite bikes is a hopelessly outdated 2002-ish frame that I've built rigid on 26er tires. Wrong tire size (26). Wrong type brakes...
08-09-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,938
Posted By JonathanGennick

Looks good at first glance! We need more like...

Looks good at first glance! We need more like that here in the States. Google says $1326.76. That's an accessible price point. I like it.
08-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By JonathanGennick

FWIW, my approach is to turn my bars 180 degrees...

FWIW, my approach is to turn my bars 180 degrees in both directions. I want enough slack for that to be able to happen without any concern.
08-08-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By JonathanGennick

YT and Canyon are good brands. Are you in the...

YT and Canyon are good brands. Are you in the States? Here in the States those brands seem to be often sold out of their affordable aluminum models.

I favor aluminum for what that's worth. I just...
08-08-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,850
Posted By JonathanGennick

New U-Lock with angle-grinder defense

Interesting!

https://bikerumor.com/2019/08/08/altor-makes-the-fattest-u-lock-ever-adds-anti-angle-grinder-defense/

The use of a softer metal and the non-uniform pattern inside the outer core is...
08-08-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,922
Posted By JonathanGennick

A blue bike thread? Here's a photo I took the...

A blue bike thread? Here's a photo I took the other day while helping to setup for an event. It's of a kids bike that I keep around for when friends and family visit.
...
08-08-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,957
Posted By JonathanGennick

He is young and lacks the wisdom that comes with...

He is young and lacks the wisdom that comes with decades of life experience.
08-08-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By JonathanGennick

I don't know about butting by itself, but I've...

I don't know about butting by itself, but I've seen a wide range -- easily on the order of pound -- of weight difference between otherwise same-size bicycle frames. I'm surmising that alloy choices,...
08-06-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,556
Posted By JonathanGennick

I'm sure you're right. The CPSC -- if it ever...

I'm sure you're right. The CPSC -- if it ever addressed the issue -- would want to require rotational protection along with specifying some sort of test of that protection, leaving the details up to...
08-04-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By JonathanGennick

I wish I were up to speed enough on drop bar...

I wish I were up to speed enough on drop bar options to make specific bicycle suggestions. I do LOVE the 650b tire size in this application. WTB's line of Horizon and related models have been game...
08-01-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By JonathanGennick

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It makes sense to me too, but keep in mind that I'm just an enthusiast with an opinion. I'm not a professionally licensed mechanic. I also don't use very many carbon parts.



No. I...
08-01-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonathanGennick

I agree with you. It's a subtle thing, but the...

I agree with you. It's a subtle thing, but the report isn't looking at the safety of individual activities from the point of view of the participants. I know for example that I spend way more time on...
08-01-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By JonathanGennick

Where I feel torquing has most value is when you...

Where I feel torquing has most value is when you have two bolts clamping the same piece of metal and want even pressure across those two bolts. Think stem bolts, faceplate bolts, and even those...
08-01-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By JonathanGennick

Gold will be fine on both. It will probably last...

Gold will be fine on both. It will probably last a bit longer between applications than the red. I've used gold and blue most often.

Recently I bought some of the white, Holy Cow edition. Haven't...
08-01-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,109
Posted By JonathanGennick

Had the same accident happen to me a few years...

Had the same accident happen to me a few years back and ever since I've been gun shy about hard cornering. All I can say about tires is that wider and more supple tires help my confidence levels and...
08-01-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,556
Posted By JonathanGennick

Should MIPS be mandatory?

The below bit of news is interesting. A class action lawsuit is being contemplated against helmet makers who aren't keeping up by providing protection such as MIPS against rotational injuries. What...
07-31-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By JonathanGennick

That's nice for a trash find. It's amazing how...

That's nice for a trash find. It's amazing how much difference a good going over and cleaning can make.
07-31-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonathanGennick

Yeah, and I guess football is somewhat...

Yeah, and I guess football is somewhat controversial these days. I caught part of an NPR program recently during a long drive that talked about concussions and football. It was interesting listening...
07-31-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By JonathanGennick

Please don't hold me to it, because you can't...

Please don't hold me to it, because you can't really know until you put all the parts together. Even something like the Jones bar on that frame is an unknown until you bolt the parts together and...
07-31-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By JonathanGennick

Ergon is good quality. I'm fond of their GA2...

Ergon is good quality. I'm fond of their GA2 grips myself. Quality-wise you can't go wrong.
07-31-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By JonathanGennick

I've not ever done a frame-up _hybrid_ build per,...

I've not ever done a frame-up _hybrid_ build per, but I do have what I think of as a hybrid bike that gets modded a lot. What you see below is a mashup of a Priority Continuum with parts from a...
07-31-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By JonathanGennick

Here's one at 468:...

Here's one at 468: https://www.jensonusa.com/Salsa-Cro-Moto-Grande-29-Fork

The QR version is priced at $130.

FWIW, my math agrees w/your math.

Also, IMHO, go taller but never shorter. I've...
07-31-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonathanGennick

Head injury statistics

Here's a just-published study on head injury statistics that I found interesting:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699052.2019.1631483

Table 3 shows that overall floors cause...
07-30-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By JonathanGennick

How does the following look compared to what you...

How does the following look compared to what you have now?

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-M310-7-Speed-Shift-Lever-3

Does your Marlin have a unified shift + brake lever? That's a...
07-30-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By JonathanGennick

Is it a seven-speed bike? The dealer has a point...

Is it a seven-speed bike? The dealer has a point then, because no one makes high-end parts anymore for seven-speed gearing. There literally isn't an upgrade path.

The situation is made worse in...
07-29-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By JonathanGennick

There is the Priority 600 from Priority Bicycles....

There is the Priority 600 from Priority Bicycles. The Pinion gearbox makes that an interesting one.
07-29-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By JonathanGennick

Destroyer of Bikes

Do you ever have that one friend who is hard on bikes and you don't know why it is or what s/he does but always there is some part or another that is either breaking down or in need of adjustment?
07-27-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By JonathanGennick

For gravel roads and trails I favor a bike with...

For gravel roads and trails I favor a bike with wide tires and no suspension. Here's an example from Kona that I happen to like:

https://www.konaworld.com/dew.cfm

Those 47 mm wide tires on the...
07-26-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By JonathanGennick

Better stability going down hills. Less...

Better stability going down hills. Less likelihood of going over the bars. More stable steering. Increased confidence in rough terrain. More standover clearance.
07-26-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By JonathanGennick

It looks like the Aquila was last made in 2000....

It looks like the Aquila was last made in 2000. That suggests they are built using old-style geometry that I personally like to avoid. You will probably find short top tubes, long stems, and steep...
07-26-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By JonathanGennick

First, I'm really sorry at that news about your...

First, I'm really sorry at that news about your family member. That is news that no one wants to ever hear. My heart goes out.

On the warped wheel, you can buy a spoke wrench at pretty much any...
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