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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By Mitkraft

To better answer your original question, No, the...

To better answer your original question, No, the drive trains are not proprietary neither is most of the bike except very specific limited examples as stated above.
07-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,503
Posted By Mitkraft

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. ...

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. People put stuff on eBay for stupid prices all day every day. Remember "Askin ain't gettin!"
06-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,293
Posted By Mitkraft

Usually I just use hot water and dishwashing...

Usually I just use hot water and dishwashing liquid. Fill the bottle, shake it up well, squirt some soapy water through the nozzle, repeat with just water, then rinse well. Occasionally I'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,338
Posted By Mitkraft

You and I are clearly on completely different...

You and I are clearly on completely different levels when it comes to care for our dogs.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,338
Posted By Mitkraft

I'm too scared to ride with my dog. If I need a...

I'm too scared to ride with my dog. If I need a helmet when I ride, what's to protect him in the event of a fall or crash? He's only 6 pounds so plenty small enough but maybe I'm too paranoid?
05-29-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,820
Posted By Mitkraft

I carry a Topeak Hexus II and it has worked great...

I carry a Topeak Hexus II and it has worked great on a few chains including one that broke my dedicated chain breaker Iíd had for a while.
05-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,457
Posted By Mitkraft

I do it sometimes out of necessity. Although I...

I do it sometimes out of necessity. Although I don’t prefer to be up that early, there is something exhilarating about being out riding in that time and cool air and watching the sun come up.
05-24-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,298
Posted By Mitkraft

Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz....

Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz. OP reported. Iím going to go block him also.
05-20-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,298
Posted By Mitkraft

At home I recently broke my dedicated chain...

At home I recently broke my dedicated chain breaker (it wasn't a particularly good on) on a difficult chain and ended up pulling out my Hexus II which broke it no problem. I'm also a firm believer...
05-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,298
Posted By Mitkraft

Something else to consider. When doing quick...

Something else to consider. When doing quick repairs or adjustments on the road getting a tool that doesn’t consist of a bunch of tiny pieces that will get dropped and lost easily.
05-18-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,298
Posted By Mitkraft

My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I...

My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I havenít tried the Hexus X but looking at it I canít see anything that would make me prefer it. The tire levers and chain tool of the Hexus II work really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Mitkraft

Put on your cycling shoes and pedal backwards...

Put on your cycling shoes and pedal backwards with your heels while on a stationary trainer, having someone hold the bike, or hold yourself up like between a doorframe or something. The approximate...
05-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,257
Posted By Mitkraft

Recently bought, finally installed, rode for the...

Recently bought, finally installed, rode for the first time today a set of Crankbrothers Mallet DL pedals and a set of Salsa Woodchipper 2 bars. Love the pedals for the improved platform over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,413
Posted By Mitkraft

Maybe, but you are definitely too much in...

Maybe, but you are definitely too much in everybody else's business if you have expectations on how they should or shouldn't enjoy their bike ride. You do what works for you and as long as others...
Forum: Texas
04-23-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,127
Posted By Mitkraft

I didn't realize there was a thread for the MS150...

I didn't realize there was a thread for the MS150 or I would have posted earlier. I'm riding for the first time this year but I did to the Bike Around The Bay in October which is a similar distance...
04-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,124
Posted By Mitkraft

But taking a picture while riding over a banana...

But taking a picture while riding over a banana would be certain disaster!
04-10-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,157
Posted By Mitkraft

Nope, legally speaking it absolutely is not.

Nope, legally speaking it absolutely is not.
04-09-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,157
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes he was and so was the Judge. Theft is taking...

Yes he was and so was the Judge. Theft is taking something that belongs to someone else. It isnít fair game just because it isnít locked. They were both ignorant of the actual law. But cops...
04-05-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mitkraft

I have actually done everything listed in this...

I have actually done everything listed in this thread I think.

As for soft bar tape my two favorites are Profile Design and Specialized gel tapes. I also like the planet bike gel pads for extra...
04-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mitkraft

Since you sound genuinely curious, as far as what...

Since you sound genuinely curious, as far as what they can and can’t eat: First off the subtle nuances between Vegan and Vegetarian I can’t say I’m 100% knowledgeable of. I think Vegan is a little...
04-05-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mitkraft

It wasn't in your original post but some of the...

It wasn't in your original post but some of the replies.
04-05-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mitkraft

We had a snack mix that consisted of various nuts...

We had a snack mix that consisted of various nuts (including cashews), raisin and dark chocolate that I used to put in my PB&J sandwiches before or during rides. It was quite good and crunchy!
04-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mitkraft

Not one that makes any sense. Iím not vegetarian...

Not one that makes any sense. Iím not vegetarian btw, just donít see the need to bash them or perpetuate misinformation.
04-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Mitkraft

Nice! I think I’d like that ride.

Nice! I think I’d like that ride.
04-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,311
Posted By Mitkraft

Love all those shiny DA and Campy parts! It’s...

Love all those shiny DA and Campy parts! It’s going to be pretty!
Forum: BMX
04-05-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,923
Posted By Mitkraft

I built my gravel bike with an older Redline...

I built my gravel bike with an older Redline frame and I have no complaints.
04-05-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,157
Posted By Mitkraft

The problem with combo locks is the number of...

The problem with combo locks is the number of combinations. The number of possible combos is basically the counting numbers (including all zeroes) so a 3 digit lock has only 1000 combos and a 4...
04-05-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mitkraft

No, Vegans don’t need to stop any more frequently...

No, Vegans don’t need to stop any more frequently on average that non-vegans. There is also no need to insult them as a group.
Forum: Touring
04-04-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By Mitkraft

So awesome! As a fan of all of those thank you...

So awesome! As a fan of all of those thank you for sharing that story!
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes except with one caveat: Smokers for the most...

Yes except with one caveat: Smokers for the most part were less conspicuous because of how restricted they were. Vapers seem to think they can do it anywhere because "It's completely harmless you...
04-04-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,975
Posted By Mitkraft

Fortunately (or unfortunately) I live and travel...

Fortunately (or unfortunately) I live and travel in many places where police are bored and free to jack with motorists and on occasion cyclist.

Funny story, I was once pulled over (while driving a...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mitkraft

Oh good grief don't get me started on the...

Oh good grief don't get me started on the obnoxious vape clouds! Also caused by people intentionally modifying the device to produce said result btw.
04-04-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,975
Posted By Mitkraft

Ahh, that is indeed news to me. Hard to tell...

Ahh, that is indeed news to me. Hard to tell from the summary but I'd be curious where all it applies to motorcycles and if in those places it applies to all the situations (treating a stop sign as...
04-04-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,975
Posted By Mitkraft

This is news to me. Are you certain its a law in...

This is news to me. Are you certain its a law in places you think it is and not just something you've been told? Everywhere I'm aware of the traffic laws say motorcycles follow all the same signal...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Mitkraft

Don't have to try hard to convince me of that....

Don't have to try hard to convince me of that. Hanging out on bikeforums for much time can bring you to the same conclusion.
04-01-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By Mitkraft

Now thats something I can relate to! Iíve...

Now thats something I can relate to! Iíve refurbed many trash and curb finds over the years but no road ones yet, Iím sure itís a matter of time.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mitkraft

Oh yeah, I live in Texas so we have a ton of...

Oh yeah, I live in Texas so we have a ton of those tools trying to see how much smoke they can make. Often with a bumper or rear window sticker saying "Got Smoke?" Truly obnoxious! I didn't even...
04-01-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,954
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes they can! :D

Yes they can! :D
04-01-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,954
Posted By Mitkraft

Maybe asking for marital, medical, or legal...

Maybe asking for marital, medical, or legal advice?
04-01-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,954
Posted By Mitkraft

All other things being equal (which is entirely...

All other things being equal (which is entirely impossible) I'm fairly certain the effects of added weight will be least if it is on the bike somewhere other than the wheels. Rotating weight on the...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mitkraft

Yeah thatís some form of diesel you are hearing....

Yeah thatís some form of diesel you are hearing. They are often made extra loud on purpose just like motorcycles. When done to the extreme itís obnoxious. The high pitched whine is the turbo on some...
03-30-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 11,867
Posted By Mitkraft

Holy Moly! Thats a piece of internet lore I was...

Holy Moly! Thats a piece of internet lore I was not aware of. Thanks for making my next mall trip a little more interesting...lol.
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mitkraft

Oh good grief, whatever Einstein. I bow to your...

Oh good grief, whatever Einstein. I bow to your superiority in all things cycling and safety. :rolleyes:

All I did was suggest maybe earplugs werenít the smartest thing in such situations. Get...
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mitkraft

Being murdered hadnít even really entered my mind...

Being murdered hadnít even really entered my mind so much as robbed, assaulted, or found by a less than friendly animal. Just doesnít seem smart at all to turn off your senses completely when out...
03-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,887
Posted By Mitkraft

On an iPhone you can swipe left from the lock...

On an iPhone you can swipe left from the lock screen to go directly to the camera and bypass the need to unlock so that helps.
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mitkraft

Not sure about camping alone in the open with...

Not sure about camping alone in the open with earplugs in.
03-29-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,179
Posted By Mitkraft

Stop giving attention seeking click-baiters what...

Stop giving attention seeking click-baiters what they want. This is stupid and the author knows but but correctly guessed that a bunch of people would have a kerfuffle over it.
Forum: Foo
03-28-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,704
Posted By Mitkraft

This was taken while mountain biking in New...

This was taken while mountain biking in New Zealand

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Haha, no, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By Mitkraft

That’s a fairly aggressive goal time for a new...

That’s a fairly aggressive goal time for a new rider doing 26 miles.
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Mitkraft

Welcome from the south side of town! ...

Welcome from the south side of town!



Nah we ride year round. If anything some folks take a break during the coldest couple of months but heat we can do!
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