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Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By alias5000

Is this the finish line ceramic wax or wet lube?

Is this the finish line ceramic wax or wet lube?
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By alias5000

I agree, I've just been going through my last...

I agree, I've just been going through my last bottle at a rate I'm not absolutely thrilled with, hence my considerations ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By alias5000

Chain waxing, rain and durability

Hello everyone,.
I'm looking for some real-life experience regarding how chains hold up in rain conditions that have been waxed (immersed in a cooker, not the bottled lube kind). It is easy to find...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,565
Posted By alias5000

Acidfast7, That might require a derailleur hanger...

Acidfast7, That might require a derailleur hanger extender, super long b screw or MTB long cage derailleur.

I recently faced the challenge of getting easier gears on our tandem (see tandem forum...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By alias5000

Or find a local bike coop where people will help...

Or find a local bike coop where people will help you fix the bike and possibly supply you with affordable used spare parts.
If new bike, keep an eye on the used market (craigslist, etc.) and try...
05-30-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,287
Posted By alias5000

From reading only (no experience), the steco baby...

From reading only (no experience), the steco baby mee might be something for you. Or google 'weberschale', a german company offers a seat for very young ones. I have seen pictures of people...
05-06-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By alias5000

Thanks, I'll have a look into fusion 360. Fumbled...

Thanks, I'll have a look into fusion 360. Fumbled around with solidworks years ago and don't remember it very dearly.

This is all about fun, not about saving money or efficiency. My existence as...
05-05-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By alias5000

Neat :) Any good free software to get going? ...

Neat :) Any good free software to get going?

Another thing will be to find a good combination of display and battery. CR2032 batteries don't give a lot of energy. Looks like those Nokia 5110...
05-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By alias5000

DIY Bike Computer: case, mounts [hypothetical discussion]

Hey guys,
2 disclaimers ahead of time:
1. I'm an electrical engineer and this post relates a bit to that. The electronics/programming parts are fine with me.
2. I'm on vacation. On vacation, my...
05-04-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By alias5000

Hope you'll like it! We have a Circe...

Hope you'll like it!

We have a Circe Morpheus which eventually we'll set up with the front seat converted to the uses needed. It easily turns into a baby/child/stuff carrier and back to that...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By alias5000

With such tight space constraints, the Steco Baby...

With such tight space constraints, the Steco Baby Mee comes to mind, before you can use kids seats. However, doing that on a normal DF bike might be tricky:...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By alias5000

This seems a good read to me: ...

This seems a good read to me:
http://travellingtwo.com/resources/baby-bike-tour-age

Note the infant sling & cycling discussion.
At any rate, large volume tires at low pressure (and a little...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By alias5000

Congrats on your daughter! You have a lovely...

Congrats on your daughter!

You have a lovely small company in the UK, making the Circe Morpeus. There's a configuration where a child's car seat carrier can be mounted to the front using the cargo...
04-15-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,268
Posted By alias5000

In a situation when I can afford it, it does not...

In a situation when I can afford it, it does not harm anyone and I know, I want it - I can put Mr. Reasonable down, by just asking enough people around me that I know will be encouraging to go for...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By alias5000

Haha, I think we may have briefly chatted about...

Haha, I think we may have briefly chatted about your big red at some point! I am out to get a semi-recumbent tandem these days, which is recumbent No. 2.
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By alias5000

One answer to your question might be here: ...

One answer to your question might be here:
http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm

The way you are asking the question implies that your are solely focused on speed. For normal DF bikes, the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By alias5000

If you are that dedicated, you might as well want...

If you are that dedicated, you might as well want to make a trip to a dedicated recumbent store. I hear that the bicycle man will let you test your heart out for you to find the best recumbent in...
04-09-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By alias5000

Alright, a quick intermediate update: I found a...

Alright, a quick intermediate update: I found a cheap 24T chainring that is now on our triple. That makes for some very nice and easy gears and the job is almost done. Two things remain that I will...
Forum: Touring
04-07-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By alias5000

My energy levels are proportinal to the hours...

My energy levels are proportinal to the hours displayed on my watch, so morning routines have always been tough - subscribed.
Thanks for all your comments and aaking the initial question in the...
04-05-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By alias5000

I think the picture is not showing (at least not...

I think the picture is not showing (at least not to me)
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By alias5000

What and when is your trip?

What and when is your trip?
04-04-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,521
Posted By alias5000

Nice to know that a tandem builder is so close to...

Nice to know that a tandem builder is so close to our doorsteps. I hope building it will be a lot of fun, same as riding it!
Forum: Touring
04-04-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By alias5000

We have one on our tandem with disc brakes. I'm a...

We have one on our tandem with disc brakes. I'm a big fan of axiom racks. They are sturdy, useful, light, and very good value.
03-31-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By alias5000

Another shot in the dark: Where did you get the...

Another shot in the dark:
Where did you get the rotor from, is it a cheap one? Cheaper rotors sometimes do not have their surface polished/treated omni-directionally so that the steel has a...
03-31-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By alias5000

Ein Bild würde helfen, zu verstehen was genau du...

Ein Bild würde helfen, zu verstehen was genau du suchst. Klingt so, als ob rhm nah dran ist!

(A picture would help understanding what you are looking for. But it looks like rhm is close!)
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,062
Posted By alias5000

They are so close that I usually just go with...

They are so close that I usually just go with what new/slightly used tires are available on local craigslist/pinkbike/kijiji websites and go with that. The last time, I got three 4 season tires for...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,607
Posted By alias5000

Plastic platform pedals is the only thing I did...

Plastic platform pedals is the only thing I did not upgrade when changing from my BSO commuter to my current Trek 6000 frame based build. These pedals just recently died which is after 4 years of...
03-23-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By alias5000

Thanks. Looked at the front derailleur and there...

Thanks. Looked at the front derailleur and there seems to be tons of space for a 26T small ring without changing FD position. Also found an affordable 11-36T cassette. I'll pursue that route.
03-23-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By alias5000

Thank you everyone, your comments altogether make...

Thank you everyone, your comments altogether make a very complete picture and should be enough to make a decision.
Tandem season has started as of today. So I'm hoping for a few opportunities to...
03-19-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,782
Posted By alias5000

Replaced. KMC EPT chain plating hat worn off just...

Replaced. KMC EPT chain plating hat worn off just in time when the chain checker indicated that replacing the chain is necessary. It was getting very rusty and a bit stiff, despite somewhat regular...
03-18-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By alias5000

Thanks, that would be great :) :thumb:

Thanks, that would be great :) :thumb:
03-17-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By alias5000

If the expense for a smart trainer is worth it...

If the expense for a smart trainer is worth it for you, go for it.
Otherwise, I would just use a good-value used trainer (CycleOps fluid 2 in our case. Good enough to take singles and our tandem).
03-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By alias5000

Yes yes yes please. Please make it shorter to...

Yes yes yes please. Please make it shorter to have summer come sooner!
[Reading again...] oh, I see, 'spring'.

Sorry, winter is provoking weird brain reflexes and this one might be a shared one...
03-16-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By alias5000

Triple + 11-42 - derailleur chain wrap capacity

Hi everyone,
before I spend the money to try it out, maybe someone has tried this already and can tell me if/how well this works out:
Current gearing setup on our Cannondale:
53/39/30 front...
03-15-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,889
Posted By alias5000

I know :-) not trying to shut the thread down,...

I know :-) not trying to shut the thread down, but just a gentle reminder to all that might be trying to help the OP.

Indoor training has also helped me too take the edge off.
03-14-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,889
Posted By alias5000

Just for context: This thread is 4.5 years old.

Just for context: This thread is 4.5 years old.
Forum: Commuting
03-12-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By alias5000

Does a mountain bike always play heavy guitar...

Does a mountain bike always play heavy guitar music when you commute on it?
...just like that 'epic' music that always comes out of my road bike on the same route.
03-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By alias5000

I used to own a model train. Built the wooden...

I used to own a model train. Built the wooden structure for a landscape, but never actually implemented landscape or houses. But the electrical control systems were complete and fancy. Now, I have...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By alias5000

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
03-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By alias5000

What brake levers are these?

What brake levers are these?
03-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,393
Posted By alias5000

I missed the smiley, sorry! In the same boat...

I missed the smiley, sorry! In the same boat here...
03-07-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,393
Posted By alias5000

You think this year will be a month earlier than...

You think this year will be a month earlier than last year? (Parkbrav posted in April 2018, now March just started) We still had a light dusting this morning and yesterday was way below 0C...
Forum: Touring
03-04-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By alias5000

If it was me, I would try to cross in the south,...

If it was me, I would try to cross in the south, so that I can readily follow the waterfront trail along lake Erie (https://waterfronttrail.org/the-trail/). But I have no knowledge or experience...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By alias5000

I hacked (bodged?) something for that... Cut a...

I hacked (bodged?) something for that... Cut a short piece of 1'' PVC pipe (length = internal spacing between aero bars) and attach it in front of the handlebar between both bars. Makes a good...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By alias5000

I can see that. We got to ride along one, but...

I can see that. We got to ride along one, but yeah it wasn't too difficult to keep up :) However, I think we did see 3 or 4 ships in the end. Those large bridges that pull up for ships to pass are...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By alias5000

Take the lakeshore trail along lake Erie in...

Take the lakeshore trail along lake Erie in Ontario, very nice cycling. The Welland Canal is nice if you are into large ships, bridges and docks (has bike path along). Niagara region has lots of...
03-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By alias5000

Is the wheel true (enough)? Can you turn the...

Is the wheel true (enough)? Can you turn the spoke nipples?
If your purpose allows, I would first try to use what you got. Otherwise, replace nipples. The rim seems to have nice eyelets.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By alias5000

There's plenty of bikes in what you are looking...

There's plenty of bikes in what you are looking for. Test-ride and pick the one you like most at a price that you are comfortable with. I'd argue that it's better to buy after a test-ride than...
03-02-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By alias5000

Maybe there's nothing that can be done with this...

Maybe there's nothing that can be done with this and/or it's not really an issue. For me, it definitely isn't a pressing issue, but in case it could become one I would like to do everything to avoid...
02-28-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,582
Posted By alias5000

I know that logic. But reason tells me: at the...

I know that logic. But reason tells me: at the time when an irreplaceable part is broken, it is time to do something about it, likely less so beforehand. Ride what you have and replace when actually...
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