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03-26-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Herzlos

It's only rubbing at one point in the rotation...

It's only rubbing at one point in the rotation which I don't think can happen if the disc is completely straight. Of course it could always be the axle that's out of alignment, so I've got a bit of...
03-26-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Herzlos

The bikes only about 9 months old and covered...

The bikes only about 9 months old and covered maybe 100 miles, but there's always been a bit of a rotor rub at the front so I'm not sure if it was a manufacturing issue, bedding issue, low quality...
03-26-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Herzlos

Is it worth replacing brake rotors with floating on low end MTB?

I've got a Carrera Vulcan with Clarks Clout hydraulic disc brakes and stock rotors (180mm/160mm). The front one is warped so I was going to take it off to true it and then realised that the...
03-24-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,735
Posted By Herzlos

Generally, Prestas (the other one) are lighter...

Generally, Prestas (the other one) are lighter smaller so tend to be on higher end bikes, but in practical terms it makes no real difference. Just make sure you've got a pump that fits whatever...
03-23-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,735
Posted By Herzlos

Personally I'd just buy something in the right...

Personally I'd just buy something in the right size and have at it.


I agree with this, plus disc brakes have a bad habit of warping and then just being a pain to deal with.



I don't agree...
03-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By Herzlos

How tall is she, how into cycling is she, and how...

How tall is she, how into cycling is she, and how often has she ridden previously?

How into cycling will have a big impact; if she's not that into it and hasn't done it before, then a drop bar...
03-18-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By Herzlos

OP; what's your background? Bag company trying to...

OP; what's your background? Bag company trying to branch out? Cycling company trying to branch out?

I think you really need to start with a problem and try to solve that. Ideally something you...
03-11-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Herzlos

You're going to struggle to get a road bike for...

You're going to struggle to get a road bike for 200 unless it's 2nd hand. You may find something like a Carrera Zelos for 200ish, or have a look for any bike recycling charity places which are...
03-09-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Herzlos

If you're avoiding the extremes (spinning in the...

If you're avoiding the extremes (spinning in the lowest gear and grinding in the highest gear) then I think speed/mileage should be fairly accurate. My top gear is about 4.5 times faster than my...
03-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Herzlos

I'm not so sure, time is a pretty meaningless...

I'm not so sure, time is a pretty meaningless comparison because an hour at 5mph is going to do a lot less cardio/fat burn than an hour at 30mph.

As a comparison to anything but itself I agree...
03-03-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Herzlos

Yeah this is the cheapest one currently available...

Yeah this is the cheapest one currently available as I wanted to move to a watch for running/cycling and don't need it to be *that* accurate since I just want to track progress over time and I'm not...
03-03-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,129
Posted By Herzlos

It's physical work but it's not in the same...

It's physical work but it's not in the same league as something like blacksmithing or digging. It's still a lot more tiring to do than sitting at a desk. Even then I see a fair mix in ages when it...
03-01-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Herzlos

Annoyingly there's an option for indoor/outdoor...

Annoyingly there's an option for indoor/outdoor runs but only a single option for cycling. I need to then go into a menu to toggle the GPS on or off. So I can use it indoors with the GPS off and...
02-26-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Herzlos

What happens with Garmin when using speed sensor and GPS?

I'm using a Garmin Forerunner 35 (pretty basic running watch but it does what I need), and a Garmin Speed Sensor 2 on my gravel bike.
When I run it on the turbo trainer with the GPS off, I get...
02-18-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,129
Posted By Herzlos

I know you're replying in jest, but by leisure...

I know you're replying in jest, but by leisure rides I mean going for a Saturday morning ride in nice weather for the fun of doing it, rather than riding to work at 7am on a cold rainy Monday.
I'm...
02-08-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Herzlos

You get handle bar mounted meters (called...

You get handle bar mounted meters (called opposing force I think), which you can mount to anything. They'll use windspeed and pressure to calculate the power, rather than torsion. Obviously, they'll...
02-03-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Herzlos

Some suspension might be good for forest rides,...

Some suspension might be good for forest rides, but I'd go for a smaller travel suspension (like the 80mm on the Rockrider ST 120) as it'll be lighter and won't bounce about so much on paths.

If...
02-02-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Herzlos

You'd be best trying to find something that's a...

You'd be best trying to find something that's a suitable replacement and showing the insurance company the price list for those.
02-02-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Herzlos

The forerunner does record the activities, it...

The forerunner does record the activities, it seems to work pretty well too. I just didn't realise the sensor also recorded the activity (which is kind of neat).
02-02-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Herzlos

Sorry, haven't been on here for a few days. I...

Sorry, haven't been on here for a few days.
I removed the pairing between the Garmin Connect App and the Speed Sensor and it's gone back to normal.

So it was a case of the forerunner recording a...
01-29-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Herzlos

Very little changes from year to year with bikes,...

Very little changes from year to year with bikes, generally, unless it's a major facelift. How does it compare to a 2021 one? Are any of those differences worth $1900?
If it's new (still in a box?...
01-29-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Herzlos

Garmin Connect double-reporting rides, have I set a speed sensor up wrong?

Hi all,

I've been using Garmin Connect with a Forerunner 35 fine for a while, but today I added a Garmin speed sensor 2 to get speed/distance for use on the turbo trainer, added it to my...
01-29-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Herzlos

Thanks, I had no idea we had a gadget subforum!

Thanks, I had no idea we had a gadget subforum!
01-29-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Herzlos

Hopefully stupid Garmin speed sensor setup question

Hi all,

I bought a Garmin speed sensor 2 to get speed/distance for use on the turbo trainer, added it to my GPS (Forerunner 35) and then from Garmin Connect to set the wheel size. Did my first run...
01-27-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By Herzlos

Not in the short term at least; there's a huge...

Not in the short term at least; there's a huge shortage of containers which is going to result in huge delays for anything that isn't already in a container and moving.
01-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Herzlos

I'd probably change the tyre over and back every...

I'd probably change the tyre over and back every other month or so at best. Most of my riding is from home which means there's miles of road before I get to any mud.
N+1 is always tempting, since I...
01-26-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,915
Posted By Herzlos

I work from home so don't commute and all cycling...

I work from home so don't commute and all cycling is leisure/fitness, so I won't go out if there's any ice (so maybe 4oC). Rain and light wind is fine, I've got warm clothes, I just don't enjoy...
01-26-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Herzlos

Thanks! I'm sticking with tubes for now, tubeless...

Thanks! I'm sticking with tubes for now, tubeless sounds good but with my low usage I'm wary about them unseating and/or having to deal with the mess.
01-26-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Herzlos

How are your energy levels otherwise? If you're...

How are your energy levels otherwise? If you're already tired then it can be much harder to exert yourself. Temperature differences may also explain some of it, assuming it's a lot colder or warmer...
01-26-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Herzlos

Is it bad to change tyres too often?

Backstory: I've got 2 sets of tyres for my MTB, a fairly knobbly set for offroad and one that's got a better centre profile for on-road (because 90% of my MTB time is cycling on smooth ground to get...
01-25-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,129
Posted By Herzlos

I think money and time are big factors - younger...

I think money and time are big factors - younger folk are more likely to be working physical jobs and anyone who has retired likely has lots of time. So I think it's mostly a case of boomers are more...
01-25-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By Herzlos

I'm not sure I see that in reality, but then I'm...

I'm not sure I see that in reality, but then I'm a casual rider so most likely power constrained. With some testing I found very similar speeds between a 700x28c slick tyre on a drop bar road bike,...
01-25-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,395
Posted By Herzlos

The only sports I watch on TV are snooker and...

The only sports I watch on TV are snooker and Worlds Strongest Man, because I can't do either of them and they are quite fascinating.
Other sports I'd rather play (badly) than watch.
01-21-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Herzlos

Try inside and move it if you don't like it?

Try inside and move it if you don't like it?
01-21-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By Herzlos

It should provide a little bit of flex too so...

It should provide a little bit of flex too so should be a bit more comfortable.

The bike looks like it's in great condition, it's just on an older frame (but you could move most of the parts onto...
01-21-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Herzlos

Upgrade Kenda tyres to Hutchinson Python 2?

Someone local to me is selling a pair of Hutchinson Python 2 tyres (27.5x2.25") for about half retail (30/$40), having only done 15 miles. I haven't asked why he's upgraded yet.
I'm tempted to get...
01-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Herzlos

It's definitely a cheap bike (450 so maybe $600)...

It's definitely a cheap bike (450 so maybe $600) so I don't want to spend a fortune on it. I'm already debating upgrading it to a Giant Contend AR 4 or a Cannondale Topstone 4 soon, so I really just...
01-04-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Herzlos

It's causing the chain to hit the derailleur when...

It's causing the chain to hit the derailleur when in the highest gear, which I'm assuming will cause wear/damage over time as well as being annoying.
I can't adjust the derailleur out any further to...
01-04-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Herzlos

Potentially warped chain ring - what are my options?

Hi all,

So I've got a Voodoo Limba adventure bike, with a Prowheel 48/32t chainset. On the 48t ring I can see the chain move side to side by maybe 1-2mm when pedalling on a turbo trainer, at the...
12-27-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,996
Posted By Herzlos

That would cover almost everyone on almost every...

That would cover almost everyone on almost every bike though, very few of us are using any of our bikes to the limits. An experienced rider could blow me away using my Shimano Tourney rigid 26'er.
...
12-27-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Herzlos

Prescription cycling glasses recommendations?

Hi all,

I'm pretty shortsighted so need glasses for driving, I normally just wear my regular glasses for cycling as my sunglasses feel a bit loose and I don't want to lose them. I've seen some...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By Herzlos

So the rear wheels of the bike are the chair...

So the rear wheels of the bike are the chair wheels? Brilliant!
12-23-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,791
Posted By Herzlos

I'm all for it as a learning experience. I've...

I'm all for it as a learning experience. I've started doing similar with my wifes bike; I got her a $75 used big box bike she likes but it's about 4lbs too heavy for our bike rack so I'm going to try...
12-22-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By Herzlos

I've got a few crumpler bags and they are great...

I've got a few crumpler bags and they are great (though I don't remember them being so expensive).
12-18-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By Herzlos

I think that's most likely it. Thieves who are...

I think that's most likely it. Thieves who are experienced in thievery but not bikes, beyond knowing that Specialized make some expensive bikes. Why would they steal museum pieces that'll be...
12-18-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,133
Posted By Herzlos

You'll almost certainly benefit from upgrading...

You'll almost certainly benefit from upgrading all of it, but it'd be cheaper putting the money aside to get a better bike when you need it (because you'll spend as much in parts). Lots of people...
12-17-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By Herzlos

Absolutely, cheap bike with coil suspension so no...

Absolutely, cheap bike with coil suspension so no adjustment. I'm certainly considering getting rid of it given how little I use it and how much it weighs.
12-17-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By Herzlos

You don't need to get off the bike entirely, just...

You don't need to get off the bike entirely, just stop, put a foot down and drop/raise the seat. It's less convenient than a dropper post but better than having the seat in the way.
More than likely...
12-17-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By Herzlos

Yeah it seems an odd one. From the seeming...

Yeah it seems an odd one. From the seeming increase of bike theft it seems like a logical step to steal batches of bikes from the manufacturer to sell as new in box, but it seems they stole a few of...
12-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By Herzlos

You need to secure the clamp pretty tight, but...

You need to secure the clamp pretty tight, but unless there's a flaw with it, it'll hold the seat fine.
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