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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By mtb_addict

16 inchers FTW.

16 inchers FTW.
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,182
Posted By mtb_addict

AWD is mostly hype. ...

AWD is mostly hype.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a3091/the-myth-of-the-all-powerful-all-wheel-drive-15202862/
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By mtb_addict

i did painstakingly read thru all 6 pages. ...

i did painstakingly read thru all 6 pages.

most people will proby find 53t will be quite good enough to get just a wee bit mo' speed. and 53t will probably not have clearance issue.

even if it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By mtb_addict

looks like a 53t chainring will fit. and is easy...

looks like a 53t chainring will fit. and is easy swap on the Wasp.

53t proby fit on the Tokyo too.

with 53t, the gearing should be fast enough for most people. so people should not ignore...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By mtb_addict

i see wat u mean 48x14 highest gearing. is...

i see wat u mean 48x14 highest gearing.

is there clearance for 53 chainring?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By mtb_addict

the Origami Wasp is mych lighter than Citizen...

the Origami Wasp is mych lighter than Citizen Tokyo.
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,182
Posted By mtb_addict

Wide boulevards very dangerous for pedestrians.

Wide boulevards very dangerous for pedestrians.
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,182
Posted By mtb_addict

driver-of-stolen-dump-truck-causes-mayhem ...

driver-of-stolen-dump-truck-causes-mayhem

https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/01/driver-of-stolen-dump-truck-causes-mayhem-and-damage-in-inver-grove-heights/
06-17-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By mtb_addict

Not a fan of accuweather. They worked for years...

Not a fan of accuweather. They worked for years to undermine the National Weather Service which provide weather data to public for free.
...
06-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By mtb_addict

Being an avid risk averter, I would use a...

Being an avid risk averter, I would use a narrow-wide chainring as well as a chain guide.

Redundancy :thumb:
06-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By mtb_addict

weather.gov no ads...real experts...no bs

weather.gov

no ads...real experts...no bs
06-10-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By mtb_addict

I also have knee issue. Another dimension to...

I also have knee issue. Another dimension to consider is smaller Q-factor (narrower stance).
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,182
Posted By mtb_addict

Left turns on the highway are so dangerous.

Left turns on the highway are so dangerous.
06-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,165
Posted By mtb_addict

It could just be that more people are buying used...

It could just be that more people are buying used bikes on Craigslist and Facebook, instead of new bikes at Walmart and Amazon.

Used bike sales don't show up in the market research.

Why pay...
06-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,533
Posted By mtb_addict

Ironically, prices are jacked up to "increase...

Ironically, prices are jacked up to "increase their appeal", according to marketing experts.
Wealthy customers wants "exclusive" products.
They don't want to ride $200 or $700 bikes...those are for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,669
Posted By mtb_addict

Disc pad is made of asbestos. Asbestos <==>...

Disc pad is made of asbestos.

Asbestos <==> cancer
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,669
Posted By mtb_addict

Won't the grinding between the pad and the rotor...

Won't the grinding between the pad and the rotor will, over time, turn a dull edge on the rotor into a sharp edge?

Imagine the rotor is a metal butter knife, and the brake pad is a sharpening...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,669
Posted By mtb_addict

Not sure why there's so much obstanance with disc...

Not sure why there's so much obstanance with disc break safety.
Every item of a bicycle is smoothed and rounded for both aero and safety...except the disc break rotor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,669
Posted By mtb_addict

The bike manufactuers is playing with fire....

The bike manufactuers is playing with fire. There's already a river of evidence on the danger of disc breaks. The longer they wait to do something about it, the bigger the judgement will be when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,669
Posted By mtb_addict

Never a disc break for me.

Never a disc break for me.
Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

Just saw this movie recently...very good. ...

Just saw this movie recently...very good.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/256x388/jeremiah_johnsonposter_ecdfeec71d830c24e01c8a23381bdde4c8c3250d.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,036
Posted By mtb_addict

i just took the straps and toeclip off, and when...

i just took the straps and toeclip off, and when for a fast allout 5 mile lunch ride, i dont feel i need foot retention at all.

maybe for offroad. but for road riding, i dont see how my foot can...
05-30-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,644
Posted By mtb_addict

At some point, calling something, that is too...

At some point, calling something, that is too easily defeated, a lock is amounting to a scam or a fraud.
Not every consumer is going to spend the time to do thorough research on the internet.
They...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

There is a billion-dollar industry to sell people...

There is a billion-dollar industry to sell people outdoor water filters. The risk is overblown in the backcountry, where most backpackers frequent. Backpackers get sick most likely from improper...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

The dad of the deceases said he has mental issue.

The dad of the deceases said he has mental issue.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,604
Posted By mtb_addict

nothing wrong with Twinkie in moderation. its a...

nothing wrong with Twinkie in moderation. its a dessert. eat one once in awhile wont hurt you.

root problem is people over eat. supersize combo meal. sugary drinks...and refill.
and dont...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

Jacket is not reliable in itself...rain, fall...

Jacket is not reliable in itself...rain, fall into river...jacket get wet...become useless.

To keep warm, learn to build a make-shift shelter using natural resources.
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

I think she is hiding some information.

I think she is hiding some information.
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

The hiking loop trail is about 3 miles from end...

The hiking loop trail is about 3 miles from end to end. She must have gone way off the trail. Why? Really no excuse for so unprepared.
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

CBS says she was in Makawao Forest Reserve.

CBS says she was in Makawao Forest Reserve.
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,735
Posted By mtb_addict

some say the park is only 3 miles wide. yet it...

some say the park is only 3 miles wide. yet it took em 17 days to find her.
very poor S&R service.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,604
Posted By mtb_addict

Vegan is a bad idea. Picking and choosing what...

Vegan is a bad idea. Picking and choosing what you can and cannot eat, is not natural. Human evolved millions of years eating all kinds of stuff, whatever you can get our hands on. It's the way we...
05-24-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By mtb_addict

For commuting, I say no. Just keep the Focus, and...

For commuting, I say no. Just keep the Focus, and add a rear rack, fenders, and bar ends. Commuting needs to be practical.

I like my roadbike for doing 60 mile rides on weekend. For commuting, I...
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By mtb_addict

Removing or altering a safety device is always a...

Removing or altering a safety device is always a bad idea.
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,759
Posted By mtb_addict

Always remain hyper aware of your surround. ...

Always remain hyper aware of your surround.

It's analagous to bike lock. They look for easy target. Don't look like an easy target, and you'll be alright.
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,997
Posted By mtb_addict

Trump has got China's tech industry by the balls....

Trump has got China's tech industry by the balls. Not sure if Huawei will survive .
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,997
Posted By mtb_addict

My Alcatel Flip phone can do hotspot'ing. So...

My Alcatel Flip phone can do hotspot'ing. So eventhough it cannot run Apps, it can turn itself into a Wifi station. Then, I have internet access via my Ipad.
05-20-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,194
Posted By mtb_addict

Yes, but I don't think it was designed to work...

Yes, but I don't think it was designed to work like that.
If you pull the legs inward, it is not as stable. Also, when you adjusting derailleur, spinning the pedals will hit the legs.
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,997
Posted By mtb_addict

Amazing. I wonder why mine uses so much juice. It...

Amazing. I wonder why mine uses so much juice. It has always been this way. And I always turn off WIFI and hotspot.

Even if no one calls me and I don't use the phone, the battery drop about 25%...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,997
Posted By mtb_addict

I would call that an upgrade. I have da same...

I would call that an upgrade. I have da same phone but from Tmobile, and I'm ambivalent about it.

The good is that it is non-Android...so Google cannot spy on us. And it is easy to use like other...
05-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,995
Posted By mtb_addict

"Steel is reel" just rolls off the tonque very...

"Steel is reel" just rolls off the tonque very well.
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,759
Posted By mtb_addict

I always wanted to thru-hike all 2,000 miles of...

I always wanted to thru-hike all 2,000 miles of the AT, before I'm to decrepit for outdoor activities.

It's sad to hear it has gotten so dangerous.
05-20-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By mtb_addict

It might be tough to line up the Twofish to the...

It might be tough to line up the Twofish to the two holes already there.
05-20-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By mtb_addict

I use a smallish frame...so I don't think I could...

I use a smallish frame...so I don't think I could even position a power drill properly inside the small triangle.
05-19-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By mtb_addict

those have sharp edges...becareful.

those have sharp edges...becareful.
05-19-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By mtb_addict

i was going to do riv nut but i stop myself.<br...

i was going to do riv nut but i stop myself.<br /><br />seeing you have to drill a fairly big hole into the most stressed section of frame. it is scary what might go wrong in wirst case scenario.<br...
05-18-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,307
Posted By mtb_addict

my BD Dawes with noname Shimano 2x7 shifts...

my BD Dawes with noname Shimano 2x7 shifts buttery smooth so far.
05-18-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,307
Posted By mtb_addict

The Rule of Three...thats why. ...

The Rule of Three...thats why.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Ihpw/gmc-rule-of-three-trucks-t2
05-18-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,194
Posted By mtb_addict

i am surprise Aldi brought these racks back. ...

i am surprise Aldi brought these racks back. they didnt sell well last time.

price dropped to $14 last time
05-18-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By mtb_addict

oh the good ol' days

oh the good ol' days
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