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07-06-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Facts are so boring... The whole point and...

Facts are so boring...

The whole point and claim of IR is the way IR works. Among other things, it will heat the outside of your skin and heat conducts to the inner tissue. a microwave would...
07-06-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have a few pairs of these...

I have a few pairs of these (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PMH3393/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). they are great after i tried different types. i use them at work almost...
07-05-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Infrared is not microwave! Infrared is part...

Infrared is not microwave!

Infrared is part of the light spectrum. You get it from the sun or any radiating body (open your car hood after driving and feel)

Microwaves exite watermolecules to...
07-04-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That is a $200 bike max. Are people really paying...

That is a $200 bike max. Are people really paying over $500 inc. shipping?
A good FS starts at $3K,better get a rigid or hardtail if you don't have the funds. Nothing worse than bad FS.
07-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This is meaningless until someone actually gives...

This is meaningless until someone actually gives you cash.

Almost any rideable bicycle yields that much.
06-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,686
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My understanding is the LBS told him the missing...

My understanding is the LBS told him the missing reflector is a safety issue.

Many judgmental people here bickering on a new member. No wonder OP is silent. There is a good chance the LBS are...
06-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,686
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Learn to fix bikes. Then you can check used bikes...

Learn to fix bikes. Then you can check used bikes before buying and don't need to pay LBS.

As for new bikes, go to a direct seller.

Alternatively ask some locals for LBS recommendations.

I...
06-26-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,686
Posted By HerrKaLeun

OP paid for a safety check. Apparently the didn't...

OP paid for a safety check. Apparently the didn't consider a cracked frame a safety issue.
06-26-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,596
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It is the law for the OP, so no need to discuss...

It is the law for the OP, so no need to discuss the need for masks.

The better sealed and filtered the mask is, the more restrictions. Duh.

I'd get the least resistive cloth mask that still is...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Doesn't look worse than the other scooters. And...

Doesn't look worse than the other scooters. And it doesn't have one of the stinky scooter 2-stroke engines. So it is an improvement. But this is a bicycle forum.

Look at that picture, anyone will...
06-25-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Truth is a good CF rigid fork and larger volume...

Truth is a good CF rigid fork and larger volume tires is better than a cheap suspension fork.
Buy good suspension, or go rigid. There is no happy medium.
06-24-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't. No one just sells a good suspension fork....

Don't. No one just sells a good suspension fork. 99% of used suspension forks are from one of these scenarios:
- a fork that sucks gets sold in order to upgrade
- a formerly good fork was never...
06-24-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Assuming knockoff is a forged product (uses the...

Assuming knockoff is a forged product (uses the very same brandname, but not authorized by that brand) or a slightly altered name to deceive (i.e. Call it Trekx instead of Trek) it would be an...
06-24-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By HerrKaLeun

"designed in".... just means they want to trick...

"designed in".... just means they want to trick the customer and don't declare it was actually made in a low wage country. you also should look at what year the bikes wehre made. there was a large...
06-23-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most people that have bought a carbon bike from...

Most people that have bought a carbon bike from most LBS brands have bought a Chinese frame.

Not much is made at the North Pole anymore.
06-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By HerrKaLeun

For hazardous material our county has a "clean...

For hazardous material our county has a "clean sweep" collection. The bad thing is, it cost $10 and is out of the way for normal people. So people aren't really encouraged to actually use it. I...
06-19-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I assume people care more about the people...

I assume people care more about the people protection part of water based degreaser. Even if we care about the cenvironment, I think water based degreaser with dirt is still better than petroleum...
06-18-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Aren't those the guys that licensed the word...

Aren't those the guys that licensed the word "backcountry" and then sued every ski, bike, climbing, hiking etc. business that were named something backcountry?

That alone would prevent me from...
06-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Glad to see they finally moved into the 21st...

Glad to see they finally moved into the 21st century. Also glad to see they don't throw garbage SRAM SX or NX on the bikes.

You will get many responses touting how great their 3x8 is.....
...
06-16-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,062
Posted By HerrKaLeun

As sure as one can be after reading data from ANT...

As sure as one can be after reading data from ANT sensors through a phone......

That is getting moot anyway since newer sensors move to BT, or dual ANT and BT.

A lot of the discussion here...
06-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I wouldn't buy old rearwheels and invest in...

I wouldn't buy old rearwheels and invest in outdated standards, like freewheels.

You never know the history of the wheel, nipples will be rounded off, and spokes unevenly loaded and near breaking.
06-16-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,409
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Always torque. But for bicycles you need 2...

Always torque.

But for bicycles you need 2 tourque wrenches. One for up to about 20 nm, and one for the larger ones, over 40 nm.

Note you need one that measures clock and counterclock wise for...
06-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,062
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have no dog in this fight.... But all the...

I have no dog in this fight....
But all the better smart phones have ANT.
06-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,424
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My phone pauses time when stopped. Obviously this...

My phone pauses time when stopped. Obviously this only matters in traffic areas.

With that I get 22-25 kph depending on distance and terrain. I avoid roads, so sometimes the windy or busy bike...
06-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I've had those wired magnetic sensors on at least...

I've had those wired magnetic sensors on at least 3 bikes and all required some buildup to bring the sensor close enough to the magnet. For cadence sensors I had to buy larger magnets. And that isn't...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm sure there is a motor scooter forum with more...

I'm sure there is a motor scooter forum with more helpful members.
06-13-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You have to jury rig like suggested above. For...

You have to jury rig like suggested above.
For that type I also bought larger 1" magnets to allow larger clearance. All looks weird and will give trouble. You got what you paid for.

Get a cheap...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That is an electric scooter. They attached some...

That is an electric scooter. They attached some pedals to give the illusion you can ride it on bike paths and without a license. This is one of those things that gives ebikes a bad reputation....
06-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,659
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look at how your spine works and you see why an...

Look at how your spine works and you see why an upright position is less comfortable when your spine has to absorb bumps.

"Comfort" bikes are for people who don't really ride much. There is a...
06-13-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,117
Posted By HerrKaLeun

OP: did you ever price out your wishlist? If so,...

OP: did you ever price out your wishlist? If so, you probably saw $400 is far from enough unless something "falls off a truck"
06-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Typical US consumer. Complains that everything is...

Typical US consumer. Complains that everything is made in lower cost countries. Then sees a US made option that cost 1% more. Then makes up some excuse to buy China made product anyway.

Hope OP...
06-13-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Interesting equation. But wouldn't tire width...

Interesting equation. But wouldn't tire width play a role as well? And system weight? I assume a 5 pound system would hydroplane before a 300 pound system with given tires and speed.
and tread...
06-11-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By HerrKaLeun

How does water get into the brake? DOT attracts...

How does water get into the brake? DOT attracts water, so some will diffuse through seals and the material.So they absorb from the humidity in the air. I'm not saying you are wrong, just wondering...
06-09-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Handling cash also cost money for counting,...

Handling cash also cost money for counting, transport, insurance and so on.
There usually is one reason to prefer cash, the IRS.
06-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By HerrKaLeun

20 mph on a road bike and you are spinning out?...

20 mph on a road bike and you are spinning out? TdF riders have similar high gear and are able to race downhill on a blocked street.... I doubt you actually spin out.

My fatbike has a single...
06-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Shimano mineral oil lasts forever and actually...

Shimano mineral oil lasts forever and actually can be stored forever. DOT is hygrophile and can't be stored long once the bottle is opened. Makes it cheaper and more sustainable and more practical....
06-08-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look at all the threads here where people bought...

Look at all the threads here where people bought a Roam or similar and ended up installing a rigid fork after realizing that boat anchor.

No suspension is better than bad suspension.

Better...
06-06-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,924
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That will show them, since no other company sells...

That will show them, since no other company sells a comparable product.... You can do that when you have a unique product. Like the pharmaceutical companies that refuse to sell the poison that is...
06-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless you plan some monster workout. I recommend...

Unless you plan some monster workout. I recommend gears.
06-02-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Damaged parts like your rim will make a perfect...

Damaged parts like your rim will make a perfect wheel impossible.
05-31-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Do it exactly as described in RD manual. If chain...

Do it exactly as described in RD manual. If chain is too long, shifting will be less crisp.
05-31-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By HerrKaLeun

On my fatbike with 26:46 low gearing I have 54...

On my fatbike with 26:46 low gearing I have 54 PoE and don't think I need more. But I'm afraid once I try more, I want more 😆

My hybrid has 16 PoE and sometimes engagement after coasting takes too...
05-31-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Low gearing also will increase how many degrees...

Low gearing also will increase how many degrees you need to move the crank before engagement. A gravelbike is ridden with higher gearing than an MTB. So PoE at the hub will matter less.
05-27-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By HerrKaLeun

you can't turn that bike in an MTB , especially...

you can't turn that bike in an MTB , especially not for $400.
All wrong geometry and all.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By HerrKaLeun

$2000 would give you a really decent fatbike if...

$2000 would give you a really decent fatbike if you build it yourself with CF fork and rims.

The Canyon Dude used to be available here. That was a bit over $2000 and weighed 13kg or so. But only...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-25-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Light fatbike will be expensive. Steel isn't...

Light fatbike will be expensive.
Steel isn't the best material if you want low weight.
05-25-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Do you lose air a lot to have to measure all the...

Do you lose air a lot to have to measure all the time? My main bikes are tubeless and I maybe adjust pressure every 2-3 weeks, but that may also be due to temperature changes. The tubed bikes, my...
05-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best...

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best value.
Better value with direct brands.

All the low level bikes are garbage for if you ride a lot.
05-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,443
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead...

Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead threshhold due to COVID. Maybe one of them or their families and friends will feel sorry for your loss of riding opportunity.

You know, you can ride your...
05-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,969
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I had a BD bike and all that was required was...

I had a BD bike and all that was required was installing front wheel and adjusting stem. Maybe add some derailleur adjustment. If you own a bike, you should be able to do that. If you are no able to...
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