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04-15-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By alo

I think nobody can tell you with those specific...

I think nobody can tell you with those specific tires.

Rubber and tires do deteriorate with age. They may deteriorate more rapidly when exposed to sunlight. Then not all tires are the same. Many...
04-15-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By alo

It is likely to be the nuts being too tight,...

It is likely to be the nuts being too tight, resulting in too much pressure on the bearings.

Take the wheel off, loosen the nuts a little, put it back on, and see what happens.
04-13-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By alo

I have found the maximum I can lose is about 2 kg...

I have found the maximum I can lose is about 2 kg a week. If you reduce calories, you have less energy, so you exercise less and rest more, and don't lose more weight.
04-13-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By alo

I include yogurt and cheese in dairy. They will...

I include yogurt and cheese in dairy. They will put fat back on your body.
04-13-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By alo

It is an attempt to lose weight rapidly. ...

It is an attempt to lose weight rapidly.

When I get my body fat down to a decent level, I plan to have a balanced healthy diet.
04-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By alo

A benefit of losing fat, is recovery time. After...

A benefit of losing fat, is recovery time. After a long ride, I used to only have enough energy for short rides for the next couple of days. After losing fat, I have sometimes been for long rides day...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,351
Posted By alo

I am on a low calorie diet now, to lose body fat....

I am on a low calorie diet now, to lose body fat. When I have lost more weight, I may try for 100 km in a day, not miles. To get up to 100 miles in a day, is a much bigger challenge for some of us.
04-13-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By alo

I would like to encourage the fat challenged to lose weight

At the beginning of last year I was 130kg or 287 lb. Last year I lost 15 kg or 33 lb. Now I have lost a total of 21 kg or 46 lb, and weigh 109 kg or 240 lb.

At the beginning of last year, I might...
04-12-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By alo

It seems like the freewheel. It seems unusual. I...

It seems like the freewheel. It seems unusual. I can't say for sure.

I would start by running oil into the freewheel, and see what happens.

Does it function 100% while riding, apart from the...
04-12-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By alo

I would buy a kit, and put it on an existing...

I would buy a kit, and put it on an existing bike. Then if something failed, you could replace that part. If it seemed to not be good quality, you could replace it with an equivalent part from a...
04-12-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 724
Posted By alo

I would not pay for a bike like that. If I found...

I would not pay for a bike like that. If I found it in the trash, and it appeared to be structurally sound, I would ride it.
04-11-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,260
Posted By alo

As mentioned already, if you share how fat you...

As mentioned already, if you share how fat you are, people may make some good suggestions.

I get the impression you are only a little fat. In that case, you have a lot of options.

If you are...
04-11-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By alo

The wiring will probably look messy. I would get...

The wiring will probably look messy. I would get a solar tail light, and eliminate the need to run a wire to the back of the bike.
04-10-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By alo

Don't do it. The risk of being squashed under a...

Don't do it. The risk of being squashed under a truck is too great.

If you did do it, you would need to carry a huge amount of water for the long stretches. Get someone to film you riding up hill...
04-10-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 759
Posted By alo

If you can get free parts, repairing is a good...

If you can get free parts, repairing is a good way to go.
04-10-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By alo

To put it in perspective for you, if you had 26 x...

To put it in perspective for you, if you had 26 x 4.0 inch fat bike, you could run 20 psi, and the tires may squash one inch when you hit a bump. These tires are 4 inches high, so they compress 25%...
04-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 759
Posted By alo

I would probably look for another bike. If...

I would probably look for another bike.

If you don't want to do that, ask at a bike shop what it would cost for the necessary new parts.
04-10-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By alo

There is probably something out of adjustment. ...

There is probably something out of adjustment.

I suggest you be more specific. When you say the chain falls off, do you mean it goes to the inside of the small chain ring, or something else?
04-10-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By alo

I never know what I might come across in the...

I never know what I might come across in the future. But it is probably cheaper for me to replace the chain and freewheel every time they wear out, than buy a belt drive.

If belt drive bikes...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 664
Posted By alo

What I do: Have a healthy diet. Drink...

What I do:

Have a healthy diet.

Drink dark red grape juice.

Have drinks containing Aloe vera.

Take a supplement containing only the B vitamins.
04-09-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By alo

I have been creative with dynamo lights and...

I have been creative with dynamo lights and mounted them in front of the basket. If it is to the side of the wheel, the wheel blocks the light from certain angles.

If mounting a light upside down,...
04-08-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By alo

You would probably not convert, but buy a bike...

You would probably not convert, but buy a bike with a belt drive. Most belt drive bikes use internally geared hubs, unless you are happy with single speed. They also use a modified frame. It seems...
04-08-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By alo

Where I am, they import container loads of used...

Where I am, they import container loads of used bikes from Japan. I believe many of them are the same size as the old 27 inch bikes. 27 inch tires and tubes are still readily available, and...
04-08-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By alo

It appears to me that if you removed the wheel,...

It appears to me that if you removed the wheel, you could remove the belt on a frame like this.
04-08-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By alo

I suggest you tell people where you are in the...

I suggest you tell people where you are in the world. For example, most bikes are cheaper in S E Asia, than in North America.
04-08-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By alo

If frame manufacturers made frames like this,...

If frame manufacturers made frames like this, they could be used for either chain drive or belt drive, which would probably result in selling more frames.

It would also give those wanting belt...
04-08-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By alo

Better design for belt drive bikes

When regular bikes use belt drives, the chain stay goes through the belt. So there needs to be some way of breaking the frame to fit a belt, or some way of breaking the belt.

This could be avoided...
04-08-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By alo

Yes, it is called a belt drive. People talk...

Yes, it is called a belt drive.

People talk about chain stretch, but the chain doesn't literally stretch. There is wear in the joints, which allows for a little more movement, and the chain...
04-08-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By alo

If a wheel is a bit crooked you could ride it...

If a wheel is a bit crooked you could ride it casually and probably not notice.

It is hypothetically possible to make symmetric rims that are in the middle. Just have a spacer on the axle, on the...
04-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By alo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwGCZuWPQGk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwGCZuWPQGk
04-06-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By alo

You will probably find a new freewheel is not...

You will probably find a new freewheel is not very expensive. Why not just replace it?
04-06-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By alo

I would not get any bike with thin tires, like...

I would not get any bike with thin tires, like the trek, with your weight. You will have too many pinch flats. You will also kink the rims when you hit bumps. You need mountain bike tires or wider.
...
04-06-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By alo

I am amazed by the prices people pay in America....

I am amazed by the prices people pay in America. Most of my bikes in Australia were rescued from the trash - free.

Here are examples of bikes for sale in Australia now:

This one is AU$50
...
04-06-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By alo

Unless you have something unusual, you can just...

Unless you have something unusual, you can just go and buy another freewheel and put it on your wheel. In Malaysia they should be cheap. If in doubt, take the wheel to the shop with you.
04-05-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,625
Posted By alo

It is easy to fit lights. However, there...

It is easy to fit lights.

However, there might be a good reason why he is in that situation. For example, maybe he had a mechanical problem, took some time to fix it, and it is later than he...
04-03-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By alo

Chinese would rather make a quick buck scamming...

Chinese would rather make a quick buck scamming someone, than have a good reputation. I have had Chinese try stupid things with me. If you understand the way they operate, you are better prepared to...
04-02-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By alo

There used to be a saying: Old bikers don't die,...

There used to be a saying: Old bikers don't die, they just retyre. Try translating that into American.
04-02-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By alo

Route is spelt the same in Australia and America,...

Route is spelt the same in Australia and America, but pronounced differently.

What some people call a rack, many Australians call a carrier.
04-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By alo

S E Asia A lot of things being...

S E Asia



A lot of things being delivered have been stolen. People have not received them. So most people refuse to send things here. There are a small number of companies that deliver here,...
04-02-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By alo

English words used in different places

In America, it seems a lot of people say saddle. Where I have lived in Australia, many people say seat. Not necessarily everybody, but many.

In America, it seems a lot of people say fender. In...
04-01-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,099
Posted By alo

I think this topic could be separated into casual...

I think this topic could be separated into casual riders who take it relatively easy, and those who push themselves to the maximum. The best approach, is different for each group.
04-01-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By alo

If it gets too bad, it might be best to rest...

If it gets too bad, it might be best to rest until it improves.

Also look at diet, and keep your body as healthy as possible.
04-01-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By alo

Unlikely. But then I can't guarantee you wont do...

Unlikely. But then I can't guarantee you wont do something wrong.

If someone who knows about these things was with you, they could show you.

There are just too many wires to explain everything...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By alo

Explain yourself more clearly. Does your bike...

Explain yourself more clearly. Does your bike have 20 inch wheels? Is the computer set up for 26 inch wheels? Do you just want to know the difference in circumference? Or is it something else?
04-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By alo

Some plugs may only connect one way. Start with...

Some plugs may only connect one way. Start with those. Then you have less to figure out.
04-01-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By alo

I found the having the correct saddle height is...

I found the having the correct saddle height is beneficial. I have been getting fitter, and riding longer distances, which has resulted in my knees getting a little sore after several long rides. I...
04-01-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By alo

No doubt I will come across another large seat in...

No doubt I will come across another large seat in the future. After all, I found the one I have.

I am in a place where most people selling on the internet don't deliver to.

I am also in a place...
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By alo

In Australia, the east coast is the best.

In Australia, the east coast is the best.
04-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By alo

Seat cover using truck tube

I have large bones, and need a large seat/saddle. Regular seats are too uncomfortable for me. Just after buying my bike, I bought a long seat post and a large seat. After a few years, the top of the...
04-01-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By alo

If the derailleur is free to move even further,...

If the derailleur is free to move even further, and it changes to the largest gears without a problem, I would not lengthen the chain.
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