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09-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look at the Jones bar... has many hand and body...

Look at the Jones bar... has many hand and body positions.

I had the same problem as you, but now I have Jones bars on both my bikes. Hand fatigue never is an issue anymore.
09-14-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think the comparison to used prices is unfair....

I think the comparison to used prices is unfair. You could then compare this Aldi trainer when used to a used brand name trainer.

The same argument is made when comparing cars, or any other good....
09-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Bike trainer at Aldi

There is a $50 bike trainer.
I didn't buy it, so can't tell how it is, but looks at least as decent as $100 stands.
09-10-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By HerrKaLeun

12 V is the difference

12 V is the difference
09-09-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If it were dents or other cosmetic issues, yes it...

If it were dents or other cosmetic issues, yes it would justify a more subtle judgment.

Cracked frame is black/white. Cracked frame is junk. Especially if OP hasn't bought it yet. Are we really...
09-09-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A BMC frame in mint condition likely is good. But...

A BMC frame in mint condition likely is good. But the one you consider buying has cracks, which I would consider not good.

When buying new, you can go by what their typical quality is. But used...
09-08-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm curious how you would define a not so nice...

I'm curious how you would define a not so nice frame? Cut into pieces?

sounds like you are looking to buy that.. don't.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You definitely will have less range in the cold...

You definitely will have less range in the cold and knobby fat tires also reduce range. If that range will be less than required for the commute, you will have to investigate.

If you leave the...
08-20-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just search in "player FM" or other app for...

Just search in "player FM" or other app for cycling or whatever keywords and try them out.

I'm sure each podcast has its fans. No one here can tell you which one you will like.

I'm subscribed...
08-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I used to work at Starbucks and occassionally...

I used to work at Starbucks and occassionally riders used the drive through. I guess it saves them the hassle and fear of locking the bike out of sight. As far as I remember they even got free drinks...
08-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,616
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It's a free country. Tools are available for...

It's a free country. Tools are available for relatively cheap and information is available for free. If you really make the effort, no need to keep up with bad service. it isn't like a shop possesses...
08-17-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 197,153
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This may have been answered in this thread, but I...

This may have been answered in this thread, but I didn't readily find it.

I bought rear clip-on fenders (https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/mountain-fenders/979-defender-fx-rx-279er). but like...
08-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By HerrKaLeun

So you got insulted but patronized them anyway? ...

So you got insulted but patronized them anyway?

That'll teach them.

Must be really good food to endure all that.
08-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By HerrKaLeun

As it turns out, the best way to transport a bike...

As it turns out, the best way to transport a bike is to ride it.
08-10-19, 10:23 PM
08-10-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The physics are the same, air diffuses under the...

The physics are the same, air diffuses under the cup over time. There is no 100% airtight material, the molecules are just too small and the gaps between atoms too large.

Many people leave racks...
08-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My phone holder uses suction cup to attach to the...

My phone holder uses suction cup to attach to the windshield. this works fine, but every few weeks i have to re-suction because some air penetrates the vacuum. So now add significant windforces and a...
08-07-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You need to look at the whole package inc....

You need to look at the whole package inc. geometry, wheels, type of steel etc. A well designed bike can be made of CF, Al, Steel or Ti. Unless the 2 bikes you compared have the very exact geometry,...
08-07-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The Toughroad has wider tires, so much more...

The Toughroad has wider tires, so much more comfortable on rougher roads and off road. Also better control over rougher terrain or roads. i even put wider rims and tires on mine for even better...
08-06-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 197,153
Posted By HerrKaLeun

They are covered the same way as the SLR 2

They are covered the same way as the SLR 2
08-05-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,770
Posted By HerrKaLeun

3 days for a derailleur adjustment? I can bring...

3 days for a derailleur adjustment? I can bring my car to a shop on a Sunday and can get simple parts replaced that they have to ship within town while I sit in the shop waiting room. Jeez, within 3...
08-03-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Schraeder valves are used on refrigeration...

Schraeder valves are used on refrigeration systems with up to 500 psi. Also on shocks. I think they can handle even roadbikes.😎

The presta valves I had release some air when you touch that "screw"...
08-03-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you have a wide enough aluminum rim you can...

If you have a wide enough aluminum rim you can use a round file to enlarge the hole and use Schrader valves. I did that upon converting to tubeless and never looked back. No adapter needed, any car...
08-01-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That's the only bike where a motor is acceptable....

That's the only bike where a motor is acceptable.

Out of all the earth's pronlems they picked this to solve?

It's August 1st, double of April 1st.
08-01-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You could add a large patch to the inside for...

You could add a large patch to the inside for good measure.

I wouldn't do such experiments on a front tire since sudden failure upfront could hurt more than on the rear.
07-30-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Get the 4-sided spoke wrench. The cheaper ones...

Get the 4-sided spoke wrench. The cheaper ones will round off nipples.

Rounded off nipples is one reason why I learned to stay away from used wheels of unknown origin.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Walmart should have heavy bikes. Or attach...

Walmart should have heavy bikes.

Or attach some lead.
07-24-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I use the old masterlink and a few links from the...

I use the old masterlink and a few links from the worn chain as a spare.

Obliviously one shouldn't reuse old links, but this is just to get me home in case of chain failure. If that would happen,...
07-21-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By HerrKaLeun

At your weight you can't take the advice that may...

At your weight you can't take the advice that may apply to TdF riders.

if it works, fine.

Only issue you may have is if you extend your rides to get closer to that century. but you cross that...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-21-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No experience. But for fatting around wider is...

No experience. But for fatting around wider is better if your frame fits it.

Unless you do a 29+ wheel. Rolling resistance on pavement savings would be near zero between 4.4 and 4.8.

Note those...
07-19-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I shift for good cadence to not wear out my...

I shift for good cadence to not wear out my knees. I worry less about wearing cogs since they are easier to replace than knees.

Do you always go with same speed on flats? I naturally shift through...
07-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Large frame bag can hd bladder tools and thousand...

Large frame bag can hd bladder tools and thousand other things
07-18-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,916
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If your peers don't see the genius in your plan,...

If your peers don't see the genius in your plan, why not create your own coop and take those 500 bikes?

Admittedly I know no details about your situation. But I see the coop here and they have...
07-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,916
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What do you mean by work for the value? I...

What do you mean by work for the value?

I guess those bikes are rusty abandoned heaps of trash they found on campus.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,019
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This thread started in 2012. If OP hasn't...

This thread started in 2012. If OP hasn't graduated yet I blame the lack of proper backpack.

But for the benefit of others my thoughts;
- I use an osprey hikelite 26 for commuting and it feels...
07-17-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't put upgrade money into this bike.... it is...

Don't put upgrade money into this bike.... it is what it is. If you need a better bike, better save up for one.

You could dump $500 into this bike, but it still will be way behind some lower cost...
07-17-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Seat tube length became meaningless with slanted...

Seat tube length became meaningless with slanted top tubes.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-17-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By HerrKaLeun

any rim of the desired wheelsize will work. The...

any rim of the desired wheelsize will work. The issue would be more what axle the hub has to work with whatever frame you use.

You can lace a 700c roadbike rim to a 197mm fat hub if you want.......
07-17-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By HerrKaLeun

True. But to be consistent with comfort and...

True. But to be consistent with comfort and dealing with bad roads they should have used 50mm tires and wider rims in addition to the suspension fork. But that would have increased the marketing...
07-17-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm curious to how long a pin lasts in home use....

I'm curious to how long a pin lasts in home use. Per chain you need to use it at least once. More often if you sized the chain too large or reduce cog or chainring sizes. Assuming a chain lasting...
07-16-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
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: 17
Views: 760
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: 22
Views: 2,679
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: 26
Views: 1,135
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: 21
Views: 18,195
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: 1,409
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: 1,304
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: 49
Views: 3,166
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: 583
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: 4,882
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...
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