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04-09-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By General Geoff

Shifting on a belt drive bike is entirely...

Shifting on a belt drive bike is entirely dependent on the type of gears it uses. Belts are not laterally flexible so they can't be used with derailleurs, so you need some sort of IGH or bottom...
07-31-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By General Geoff

Pneumatic tires are suspension. A 40 or 45c tire...

Pneumatic tires are suspension. A 40 or 45c tire at 40 psi will have vastly more damping than a 32c tire run at 65 psi.
07-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,619
Posted By General Geoff

First world wages/benefits, OSHA protections,...

First world wages/benefits, OSHA protections, environmental protections, all add up to a very expensive manufacturing base in America, compared to Southeast Asia. Modern consumerism favors cheap,...
07-24-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By General Geoff

It ain't the years, honey. It's the mileage.

It ain't the years, honey. It's the mileage.
07-21-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By General Geoff

OP here. I'm not affiliated with that blog or...

OP here. I'm not affiliated with that blog or blogger.

If the smiley face at the end of the original post wasn't evident enough, let me be clear that the excavator was not really an inconvenience...
07-19-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By General Geoff

I did, the excavator did not seem to care!

I did, the excavator did not seem to care!
07-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By General Geoff

Gosh-darn traffic blocking the MUP

No consideration at all.

http://shadowflareindustries.com/photo/i.php?/upload/2020/07/19/20200719212655-df3b264e-xx.jpg



:D
07-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,230
Posted By General Geoff

A wheel locks up when the applied braking force...

A wheel locks up when the applied braking force is greater than the traction available to the tire. Every good braking system is readily capable of locking up the rear wheel at least.

the only way...
07-05-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,838
Posted By General Geoff

Runners, joggers, power walkers, and hikers are...

Runners, joggers, power walkers, and hikers are all subcategories of pedestrian. Just as racers, commuters, enthusiasts, tourists and bikepackers are all subcategories of cyclist.
07-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,838
Posted By General Geoff

self-identification is not required to fit a...

self-identification is not required to fit a definition.
07-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,838
Posted By General Geoff

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy. ...

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy.

I am a cycling enthusiast, and I wholly support the Websters definition of cyclist.
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,838
Posted By General Geoff

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist?src=search-dict-box


Using a bicycle as a conveyance does, in fact, instantly make you a cyclist.
07-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,838
Posted By General Geoff

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone...

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone driving a car is a motorist.

Cycling enthusiasts are a much smaller subset of cyclists as a whole, just as car enthusiasts are a small subset of...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,936
Posted By General Geoff

I use a Crane Riten bell...

I use a Crane Riten bell (https://www.perennialcycle.com/crane-riten-rotary-brass-bell-2761.html). Sounds lovely.
07-01-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,285
Posted By General Geoff

Bingo. For me it'd be a Co-Motion Divide w/Pinion...

Bingo. For me it'd be a Co-Motion Divide w/Pinion gearbox and belt drive. One expensive bike though, starting at close to $7k new.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By General Geoff

I'm back home for a fortnight, before returning...

I'm back home for a fortnight, before returning to Omaha. Took a quick 4 mile ride on my Lynskey and I gotta say, the Trek really makes me appreciate this bike a lot more. :D

The daily riding I...
06-23-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By General Geoff

Yeah she STOLE that Co-Motion for $550. As...

Yeah she STOLE that Co-Motion for $550. As mentioned, the S&S couplers alone are a $900 option if building a new bike.
06-22-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By General Geoff

I wouldn't leave a brand new $3000 road bike on...

I wouldn't leave a brand new $3000 road bike on an exposed bike rack. That's like leaving a Rolex sitting on the dashboard of a convertible with the top down.

If you are confident enough with your...
06-22-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,757
Posted By General Geoff

Frame or mini pump all the way. I like the...

Frame or mini pump all the way. I like the Topeak road morph g

https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/mini-pumps/246-road-morph--g
06-22-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,927
Posted By General Geoff

Small world, my friend :)

Small world, my friend :)
06-21-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By General Geoff

Thanks for the correction, the name of this...

Thanks for the correction, the name of this measurement is misleading. The more correct measurement appears to be "development" or "rollout" which measures distance traveled with one revolution of...
06-21-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By General Geoff

Also, depending on how wide the roads are, you...

Also, depending on how wide the roads are, you can try tacking or zig-zagging up, which has the same effect as gearing down, as it spreads your elevation gain across a longer traversed distance.
06-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By General Geoff

When it comes to touring bikes, 18 gear inches is...

When it comes to touring bikes, 18 gear inches is considered a good granny gear. Gear inches is how many inches you travel forward for one complete pedal revolution. Even with a 10/36 and 30/43...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By General Geoff

With 160 miles on it so far, it's OK. The plain...

With 160 miles on it so far, it's OK. The plain flat bars make my hands numb on long rides, and the saddle makes my nether regions numb after about 20 miles. It's keeping me active during my training...
06-20-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,524
Posted By General Geoff

They're made in Asia somewhere, guaranteed. If...

They're made in Asia somewhere, guaranteed. If they were domestically manufactured, they would advertise it specifically as "Made in the USA."

Fact is that US skilled labor costs are an order of...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By General Geoff

New (to me) temp commuter bike!

I'm far away from home in Omaha, Nebraska for a total of six weeks (a week and a half in) for job training. Instead of spending a couple hundred bucks to ship an existing bike back and forth I...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,818
Posted By General Geoff

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general,...

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general, for most people, is quite expensive. DIYers who don't mind driving 20+ year old beaters can do it pretty cheaply, but then the same could be said of...
06-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,927
Posted By General Geoff

Your post is very confusing. All steels are alloy...

Your post is very confusing. All steels are alloy and almost all titanium and aluminum bikes are alloy as well.
06-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,878
Posted By General Geoff

Most opponents of e-bikes would argue that since...

Most opponents of e-bikes would argue that since they're effectively mopeds, they should require licensing and registration like mopeds. I would go the other direction, and advocate for mopeds and...
06-16-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,538
Posted By General Geoff

I roll with non GPS cateye computers. All I use...

I roll with non GPS cateye computers. All I use them for is odometer, trip mileage, and elapsed rolling time. I find them to be more accurate and consistent than GPS for mileage and speed.
06-15-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,878
Posted By General Geoff

eMTBs are great but I already got one of these to...

eMTBs are great but I already got one of these to suit the purpose of power on demand. Got it cheaper than a new eMTB too.
...
06-14-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,143
Posted By General Geoff

650B is a slightly smaller wheel which, when...

650B is a slightly smaller wheel which, when equipped with 2" wide tires, will roughly equate to the same outer tire circumference as a narrower 32-40mm 700c tire. This keeps overall geometry...
06-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,656
Posted By General Geoff

The very upright riding position of comfort bikes...

The very upright riding position of comfort bikes is not conducive to speed, handling, or efficiency. It can be more comfortable for some folks with back problems but comfort bikes are not a great...
06-12-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By General Geoff

he means its just fine to ride on, and to "send...

he means its just fine to ride on, and to "send it" as in, ride it normally with disregard for the dent.
06-12-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,927
Posted By General Geoff

It's funny how popular perception is often so far...

It's funny how popular perception is often so far from reality. :)
06-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,927
Posted By General Geoff

I love aluminum, the material is great. It gets a...

I love aluminum, the material is great. It gets a bad rep because its the cheapest material and therefore is used in cheap designs with cheap components.

Get a premium aluminum bike and its...
03-16-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By General Geoff

Nope. If you watch the video, she is, in fact,...

Nope. If you watch the video, she is, in fact, towed up to speed. Only when they're at the target speed is she released to basically just keep pace with the dragster in front of her for a couple...
12-10-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,576
Posted By General Geoff

IMO not worth the hassle except for sanctioned...

IMO not worth the hassle except for sanctioned race events
11-14-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,544
Posted By General Geoff

Lowest I've measured was 54 but I rarely check it

Lowest I've measured was 54 but I rarely check it
11-08-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,110
Posted By General Geoff

Ordered a 2018 Cooper CX from them during last...

Ordered a 2018 Cooper CX from them during last year's winter sale. The sale was going to end at the end of January but I was waiting on my income tax return to help pay for it, so I called them up...
10-15-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,286
Posted By General Geoff

Use Rema vulcanizing fluid...

Use Rema vulcanizing fluid (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017RV5XG/) and patches (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001S36CNC/). I've applied dozens and not one leak yet. The trick is to use a...
10-15-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,286
Posted By General Geoff

Also, top tip: after finding the puncture in the...

Also, top tip: after finding the puncture in the tube, figure out where the hole is in relation to the tire and rim so you can focus on that area specifically to find any sharp edges or foreign...
10-15-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,286
Posted By General Geoff

I take the tire off the rim and inspect inside my...

I take the tire off the rim and inspect inside my wheel every time I get a flat...
10-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,252
Posted By General Geoff

The pneumatic tire is the greatest technological...

The pneumatic tire is the greatest technological advancement in cycling history. It utilizes fluid dynamics as an incredibly efficient and adjustable suspension system that is literally as light as...
10-10-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,935
Posted By General Geoff

As an owner of a titanium bike, I quite like...

As an owner of a titanium bike, I quite like well-built aluminum and steel bikes too (and have owned all three; still have an aluminum one). I just like metal frames in general.
10-08-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,935
Posted By General Geoff

In what way is titanium obsolete as a frame...

In what way is titanium obsolete as a frame material?
10-07-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,589
Posted By General Geoff

He also rides uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a...

He also rides uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a 50x17 singlespeed. (https://www.bikeforums.net/21149267-post60.html)

Dude should be riding the Tour de France.
09-17-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By General Geoff

Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy,...

Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy, and comparatively slow.

https://www.vierbike.com/bikes/sprint
09-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By General Geoff

I don't like scooters, not because of their...

I don't like scooters, not because of their motorized propulsion, but because they're very unstable and dangerous at speeds above a walking pace, due to their extremely small wheels and very short...
09-05-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,598
Posted By General Geoff

Archwhorides, shoot me a PM when you're ready to...

Archwhorides, shoot me a PM when you're ready to sell. I could make a road trip up to Boston and pick it up in person. :)
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