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10-10-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By JonathanGennick

I believe belt line is analogous to chain line. I...

I believe belt line is analogous to chain line. I believe it's the distance from center of the frame to center of the belt.

Belts are less forgiving of misalignment than are chains. You had...
10-04-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By JonathanGennick

CDX is the good stuff. It looks like you need a...

CDX is the good stuff. It looks like you need a three-lobe CDX sprocket for the rear.

What is your front crankset like? How many arms does it have? And do you know the bolt-circle-diameter (BCD)?...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-01-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,576
Posted By JonathanGennick

There's a fantastic mountain-biking axis from...

There's a fantastic mountain-biking axis from Marquette going through Ishpeming and Negaunee up through the Keweenaw to Copper Harbor. Munising also has a couple of worthy trail options.
09-24-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By JonathanGennick

Where I live the roads are not smooth and many...

Where I live the roads are not smooth and many are dirt and gravel. The 600 is better for that. The wider tires provide comfort and traction.

I'm also not in the best of shape, and the wider...
09-23-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By JonathanGennick

1000 miles is good! The OP is way ahead of where...

1000 miles is good! The OP is way ahead of where I'm at for the year.
09-16-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By JonathanGennick

Best. Definition. Ever!

Best. Definition. Ever!
09-15-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By JonathanGennick

I have one. (I remember you from another thread,...

I have one. (I remember you from another thread, btw). I like how the weight is concentrated around the bottom bracket rather than in the rear wheel. And my go to road ride is mostly gravel road, so...
09-13-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By JonathanGennick

They are worth a look, and one should be aware of...

They are worth a look, and one should be aware of the option. Right?
09-13-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By JonathanGennick

Do you live way north like I do? We often still...

Do you live way north like I do? We often still have snow on the ground in April.
09-12-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,443
Posted By JonathanGennick

I live in a small town and know the owner of the...

I live in a small town and know the owner of the local shop. Sometimes when walking downtown on errands I'll stop in to say "hello" and have a quick chat. Never when there are customers though, and I...
09-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,922
Posted By JonathanGennick

An underrated aspect of cycling as a sport is ......

An underrated aspect of cycling as a sport is ... that it can be enjoyed alone. I like that I can go for a ride by myself just as easily as with a group of friends.
09-10-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By JonathanGennick

Same! Except I got mine at Menards. Works a treat.

Same! Except I got mine at Menards. Works a treat.
09-10-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By JonathanGennick

What are those nuts called that have plastic in...

What are those nuts called that have plastic in them to help lock them into place? One of those might give you some added security.

Going to your original question, Sunrace makes a 12-speed...
09-09-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,251
Posted By JonathanGennick

Word! ^^^

Word! ^^^
09-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By JonathanGennick

The main thing is to get something above dime...

The main thing is to get something above dime store quality. From there, I like to think about suitability and features. For example, I mainly use so-called high-volume pumps because most of my bikes...
09-08-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By JonathanGennick

Life is good! So fun about the unicorn figure.

Life is good! So fun about the unicorn figure.
09-07-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By JonathanGennick

Which one of those in the photos is yours?

Which one of those in the photos is yours?
09-06-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,251
Posted By JonathanGennick

Sort of same boat here. I still ride 26ers, but...

Sort of same boat here. I still ride 26ers, but am shopping around for a 650b with modern standards, modern suspension.
09-05-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By JonathanGennick

Only the Byway and not the Horizon? Still, I'm...

Only the Byway and not the Horizon? Still, I'm pleased to see these.
09-05-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,694
Posted By JonathanGennick

Here's a local-to-me event that might be worth a...

Here's a local-to-me event that might be worth a look: https://crushergravel.com/

Lots of dirt roads in my region due to low population density combined with large swaths of national forest, state...
09-05-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By JonathanGennick

Selection of grip-shifter grips is tiny and...

Selection of grip-shifter grips is tiny and lackluster. An alternative is to buy a set of normal grips with a design that allows you to cut them shorter to fit your bike.

Silicone grips like these...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By JonathanGennick

Welcome! Always is good to see more Michiganders...

Welcome! Always is good to see more Michiganders around here.
09-03-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By JonathanGennick

What brand and model bike? Do we know for sure...

What brand and model bike? Do we know for sure that the nipple is an odd size? Did the bike shop even try to source one?
09-03-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By JonathanGennick

The Co-Motion Cycles Divide maybe? Except I don't...

The Co-Motion Cycles Divide maybe? Except I don't see the internal routing that you want.

Gates maintains a list of supporting bike brands on their website that might help.
09-03-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By JonathanGennick

That's what I remember being able to do. Never...

That's what I remember being able to do. Never did though, because either I'd forget or the amount wouldn't be enough to stop for.

I miss the days when it was easy to hop over the border for a...
09-02-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By JonathanGennick

That's terrible about the crash, and I hope you...

That's terrible about the crash, and I hope you and your friend recover swiftly.
09-02-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By JonathanGennick

Is the above still true? I had thought that it...

Is the above still true? I had thought that it was, but found this page when I went looking for details:
...
09-02-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,835
Posted By JonathanGennick

I think we lost the OP about four pages ago

I think we lost the OP about four pages ago
09-01-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By JonathanGennick

I do think language barrier. I've had good luck...

I do think language barrier. I've had good luck in the past by searching on the term "artistic cycling". It's a totally legit thing. For men too. Amazing talent.
09-01-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By JonathanGennick

Nice build! Looks good. How does that mountain...

Nice build! Looks good. How does that mountain bike frame feel without a suspension corrected fork. Any issues around that? Rides well?

I also have a 26er rigid bike. Took it out just yesterday on...
08-31-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By JonathanGennick

My friends and I do it all the time -- putting...

My friends and I do it all the time -- putting presta valves into Schrader rims. You won't have any trouble. I do it because I got tired of always seeming to have only Schrader tubes when I needed a...
08-30-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,835
Posted By JonathanGennick

Why not attack on both fronts? Lower gearing...

Why not attack on both fronts? Lower gearing might make riding more fun while you work to build fitness. Are your bikes nine-speed? Then it might be an easy option to run 36-tooth rear cassettes....
08-30-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,551
Posted By JonathanGennick

What is the pricing like in Europe? Is there a...

What is the pricing like in Europe? Is there a specific model there that you are looking at?
08-30-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By JonathanGennick

Back in the day I would often live with rub in...

Back in the day I would often live with rub in the extreme cross-chain positions. Because I never rode for long in those positions anyway.
08-30-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By JonathanGennick

I have seen those, but I have no first-hand...

I have seen those, but I have no first-hand experience to offer.

Are you working with drop or flat bars? If drop, you could also look at riser stems. If flat, I'd lean toward a riser bar.
08-30-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By JonathanGennick

Soma makes this frame that supports belt drive:...

Soma makes this frame that supports belt drive: https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/wolverine. Cable routing looks to be external though, and the frame is designed for tires that might be wider...
08-29-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By JonathanGennick

They had some nice bikes period. I bought a...

They had some nice bikes period. I bought a Raleigh kids model a couple years ago because it was a clean design that wasn't saddled with a brick-heavy suspension fork. Worth every penny.
08-29-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By JonathanGennick

Having the brands owned differently in Canada...

Having the brands owned differently in Canada versus the rest of the world seems an odd thing.
08-29-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By JonathanGennick

Swapping to a higher rise bar once solved the...

Swapping to a higher rise bar once solved the problem for me. If you go that route, consider shortening the stem somewhat at the same time. In my case, the added 10 - 15 mm of rise (I don't remember...
08-27-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,452
Posted By JonathanGennick

I eat at Subway often, actually. I've grown so...

I eat at Subway often, actually. I've grown so accustomed to buying bottled water that I hardly think about the scenario of just walking in and asking for tap.

My earliest memory of being charged...
08-27-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,251
Posted By JonathanGennick

Does the type of riding in that area favor the...

Does the type of riding in that area favor the smaller wheels?
08-27-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By JonathanGennick

Having two mounts is still not universal. Some...

Having two mounts is still not universal. Some mountain bike designs make getting in even one mount difficult.

There's also some new, three-bolt mount that I believe is motivated by bike-packing....
08-27-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By JonathanGennick

For a bike like the Cypress I just like to be...

For a bike like the Cypress I just like to be able to bracket my size by trying the sizes on either side of the one that I end up with. It's like when you get your eyes checked. If going smaller...
08-27-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By JonathanGennick

Yeah, that makes sense too. Very likely I missed...

Yeah, that makes sense too. Very likely I missed seeing whatever it was that happened. Probably is just as well.
08-27-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By JonathanGennick

He was banned? Why? Nothing in his posts leaps...

He was banned? Why? Nothing in his posts leaps out at me as being particularly bothersome.
08-27-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By JonathanGennick

Yes. A friend and I have been riding a Priority...

Yes. A friend and I have been riding a Priority Eight commuter bike for several years now. The combination of Gates belt drive and an IGH like the Shimano Nexus is about as low maintenance as it...
08-26-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,551
Posted By JonathanGennick

I like the cable routing better on the new design...

I like the cable routing better on the new design because the cables leave the shifter going parallel w/the handlebar. That in theory should make it easier to attach the pogies that I run in winter...
08-26-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,452
Posted By JonathanGennick

In the same vein, I remember in the early 1970s...

In the same vein, I remember in the early 1970s in Detroit there was a minor controversy one year when the rules around water and restaurants were changed. I remember that suddenly restaurants were...
08-26-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By JonathanGennick

What are people around you riding? If you visit...

What are people around you riding? If you visit trails that you plan to ride, what sort of bikes are you seeing? If you can, ask some local riders what they ride, and why.

Where I live our trails...
08-26-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,551
Posted By JonathanGennick

You probably also have Pinion's new edition...

You probably also have Pinion's new edition shifter. Pretty sure it was spec'd on the latest production run. Cable routing is a little bit nicer with it.
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