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08-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
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: 60
Views: 3,075
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: 190,450
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: 26
Views: 999
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: 511
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: 511
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: 511
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: 626
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: 554
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: 190,450
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: 2,426
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: 1,587
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: 1,587
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: 908
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: 458
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: 18
Views: 908
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: 1,494
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: 1,971
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: 1,580
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: 1,247
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: 1,101
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: 1,078
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: 2,642
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: 2,642
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: 5,849
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: 1,582
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: 1,273
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: 830
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: 2,321
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: 697
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: 2,321
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: 697
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: 2,321
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: 1,031
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: 17,203
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: 1,249
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: 1,178
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: 38
Views: 2,007
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: 492
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: 4,326
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: 10
Views: 1,790
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: 4,060
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: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What if the OP wants shifters?

What if the OP wants shifters?
07-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,045
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: 24
Views: 1,392
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: 682
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: 649
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...
07-04-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
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: 4,060
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...
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