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05-26-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Viich

Not sure whether that's a spot that gets...

Not sure whether that's a spot that gets snowstorms, but those look like snowplow marks to me.
05-25-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By Viich

Yea, the temporary dropout disconnection really...

Yea, the temporary dropout disconnection really sucks - you think you've finished, but it drops you out. You may well be right about that affecting your sprint times as well - if one of those short...
05-25-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By Viich

Paul - part of the confusion is the side...

Paul - part of the confusion is the side leaderboard seems to switch randomly from showing your last time through the segment and your best in the past hour....

I agree that the sprint timing...
04-15-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By Viich

I'm quite certain that is NOT the standard in the...

I'm quite certain that is NOT the standard in the current retail race-to-the-bottom environment.
04-12-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Viich

There are a few very good wheel-on trainers that...

There are a few very good wheel-on trainers that do have controllable resistance. I used a Kickr Snap for several years. I'm not sure it's the absolute cheapest, but it's less expensive than...
04-06-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Viich

If you liked that Shift 2, I'd say the Verve is...

If you liked that Shift 2, I'd say the Verve is similar but an incremental upgrade. Tires are similar widths but bigger (typically smoother), hydro disc brakes are great for non-ideal conditions,...
04-02-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,528
Posted By Viich

I will say that a jack@*$ who was doing an...

I will say that a jack@*$ who was doing an outreach presentation for the local club started in on "if your bike doesn't have at least 105 you'll probably have a hard time keeping up", and I'm never...
04-02-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,062
Posted By Viich

Oh dear. Now you made me count. Road / CX...

Oh dear. Now you made me count.

Road / CX use: True North CX (handmade steel)
3 season commuter : '88 Bianchi Strada
winter commuter: '93 Giant Innova built up as gravel bike, drop bars and...
04-02-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Viich

It's not really focused on range of motion, but...

It's not really focused on range of motion, but I've felt that the foundation workout helps stability and posture. It was recommended to me by a road cycling coach.

I don't do anything except the...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,625
Posted By Viich

I have / had a couple B-17s. I like them new, but...

I have / had a couple B-17s. I like them new, but they get too soft fairly quickly.
Forum: BMX
03-28-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Viich

I'm 43, and started BMX racing at 40. I'm not as...

I'm 43, and started BMX racing at 40. I'm not as much for freestyle, but no reason not to learn.

I will say that maybe not learning tricks the same way the kids do ("just send it" and then come...
03-24-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Viich

Actually "Look where you want to go!" ;)

Actually "Look where you want to go!" ;)
03-24-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,828
Posted By Viich

There really isn't a way around it if you want a...

There really isn't a way around it if you want a good-handling bike in a small size other than a smaller wheel. I know they just don't sell, but XS adult road bikes should usually come with a 650C...
03-16-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Viich

I went through a couple different trailer bikes,...

I went through a couple different trailer bikes, eventually settled on the Burley Kazoo (Same as Piccolo, only Kazoo=single speed, Piccolo=7speed). It's bigger, thinner wall tubing, the bearings on...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Viich

Honestly - take a look at some of the e-bike...

Honestly - take a look at some of the e-bike fatties. Especially some marketed towards hunting, as they'll have lots of ways to carry stuff included, some with matching trailers. They're not cheap,...
03-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,355
Posted By Viich

I have a 1up double with 2 add ons (4 bike rack)....

I have a 1up double with 2 add ons (4 bike rack).

This winter upgraded two slots for fatbikes.

I use this to take the family to BMX racing, so 4 bikes, combo of 20" and 24" bikes.
I also use...
Forum: BMX
03-07-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Viich

Gotta say - probably not a great idea. Not a bad...

Gotta say - probably not a great idea. Not a bad race bike, I mostly race a mid-school myself, but the "conversion kit" disc brake systems are quite likely to end up spreading your dropouts. There's...
02-28-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By Viich

I definitely had no illusions about winter being...

I definitely had no illusions about winter being even close to over. It's funny, because to us, 6 more weeks of winter at groundhog day would be a ridiculously early spring........ =p
02-27-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Viich

I might suggest new tires for the cheap mtb...

I might suggest new tires for the cheap mtb assuming it is otherwise in good working order (and a thorough maintenance if it's at all stiff, creaky, whatever) - rolling resistance is much larger with...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-22-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By Viich

Awesome! Glad to hear.

Awesome! Glad to hear.
Forum: BMX
02-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,278
Posted By Viich

I'm thinking of building up an older Specialized...

I'm thinking of building up an older Specialized P2 with a rigid fork to see how it rides on the BMX track...... I normally race 20", but also have a 24" cruiser. The 26" P2 is allowed in cruiser...
02-18-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By Viich

I'd flip your signature and say that gravel bikes...

I'd flip your signature and say that gravel bikes are mountain bikes that don't suck. (Or squish maybe?) ;)
02-18-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By Viich

I'm 43. Is that younger? Younger is relative. ...

I'm 43. Is that younger? Younger is relative.

Never been on a machine built trail

I'll put these two together - I do, and I have. That's actually what scared the bejesus out of me with...
02-18-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By Viich

I'm perfectly willing to keep listening if people...

I'm perfectly willing to keep listening if people want to try to convince me that I should buy an MTB with suspension instead of a rigid fatbike and cyclocross bike for trail riding, but I'm willing...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Viich

I don't like SRAM brakes just because they use...

I don't like SRAM brakes just because they use DOT fluid vs. mineral oil. I think they work just fine, honestly, I just don't want to deal with that crap on my bikes, I already do with cars. Swapping...
02-11-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By Viich

I'm saying that if I can't do it on a rigid bike...

I'm saying that if I can't do it on a rigid bike I don't need to. If something is harder to do on a rigid bike, then I exercise/develop my skill more than I would on a bike with suspension....
02-06-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By Viich

Fatbike I bought this year is first MTB I've...

Fatbike I bought this year is first MTB I've bought since 1994.......

I rented a FS once. Terrain I hit accidentally at speed and thought I was going to be injured, wasn't remotely challenging,...
02-06-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By Viich

Because suspension was a horrible development...

Because suspension was a horrible development direction, and rigid fatbikes are the correction to the poor path of mountain bike development.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Viich

Try the electric bikes forum here...

Try the electric bikes forum here https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/ (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/)


There's a forum for the electric-motor cycles on here. Probably where...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Viich

Don, I've never heard of a Bafang motor or the...

Don, I've never heard of a Bafang motor or the bike you have in your signature. Therefore I assumed when you said motor you have a motorcycle. Is a Bafang motor related to some electronic shifting...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Viich

Try somewhere for your specific motorcycle? This...

Try somewhere for your specific motorcycle? This is bicycles, not motorbikes. I know the forum name could be confusing.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By Viich

I don't get your concerns on stem and dropper....

I don't get your concerns on stem and dropper. It's a bike that's been used significantly - if someone wanted to raise the bar height, adjustable stem is an easy way, and I don't get any bad vibe...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By Viich

???? The add you posted has pictures of hydraulic...

???? The add you posted has pictures of hydraulic brakes on the bike......
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By Viich

It's about a 5min upgrade to swap the mechanical...

It's about a 5min upgrade to swap the mechanical calipers and levers for hydraulic ones. I'm sure many 5yo fatbikes that came with mechanical discs now have hydraulic.
01-27-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,414
Posted By Viich

So - in Zwift, your rider's drag depends on both...

So - in Zwift, your rider's drag depends on both your entered weight and height (lets ignore the draft for a minute) - so being lighter means you need fewer watts to go the same speed. So does being...
01-27-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Viich

Cons: The Apple TV is limited to fairly basic...

Cons:
The Apple TV is limited to fairly basic graphics compared to a PC, and has a limited number of bluetooth connections compared to an android phone or tablet.
Zwift updates are sometimes odd...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-25-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By Viich

I've got fatty strippers on my "to buy" list - I...

I've got fatty strippers on my "to buy" list - I have an old cheapo bikesdirect gravity fatbike, and when I tried tubeless it just wouldn't hold. From where I had issues, pretty sure that Fatty...
01-23-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Viich

The thing about used markets is that other than...

The thing about used markets is that other than high-end, it's pretty local. Most people aren't willing to put the trust in on shipping unless a bike is something really special (and your bike is a...
01-20-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Viich

I put a GRX 400 group (Tiagra 4700 equivalent...

I put a GRX 400 group (Tiagra 4700 equivalent with 10sp with the 11sp cable pull) and was extremely impressed with how well the longer pull works. I wouldn't say that 5700 is a huge upgrade on 5600 -...
01-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By Viich

There's a trick cable routing you can use with...

There's a trick cable routing you can use with Shimano that will get you there. SheldonBrown.com
01-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,244
Posted By Viich

I definitely wouldn't ride a bike from a shop...

I definitely wouldn't ride a bike from a shop without going over it either. Say what you want, at most shops there is a wide variety of expertise, and you never know who will work on your bike. I've...
01-18-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By Viich

I swapped to drop bars for my winter bike - used...

I swapped to drop bars for my winter bike - used an early 90's bike with cantilever brakes, drop bar, bar end shifters. 7 speed stuff is mostly compatible - you might have to swap front derailleurs...
01-14-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By Viich

Only thing about the Core (and all the direct...

Only thing about the Core (and all the direct drive trainers) is that you need to have 130mm rear spacing, and some 7sp were still the older 126mm - though if your old bike is steel you can just...
01-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,247
Posted By Viich

Dude, you should just come out and do BMX racing....

Dude, you should just come out and do BMX racing. Races at the national this past weekend (8-9 Jan 22) were as fast as under 20sec with 3 corners.

Shifting will kill you in a sprint that short,...
01-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By Viich

I'm in Ottawa, so similar conditions - I have a...

I'm in Ottawa, so similar conditions - I have a fatbike (first year with it) and have a drop bar bike with 35mm studded. Several points:

1. Fatbike is great - lets you use trails, pathways, etc....
01-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Viich

Those recommendations on the mom-blog-sites are...

Those recommendations on the mom-blog-sites are mostly garbage. Companies that build good bikes can absolutely get the geometry right for kids - but might be a little more focused on kids that want...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-24-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,143
Posted By Viich

So, back to topic. I bought a used, 3-ish yo...

So, back to topic.

I bought a used, 3-ish yo Gravity Bullseye Monster.
I was very lucky to fine this bike for a decent price. Has 2x8 SRAM, 135 / 170 QR...... and it's a pile of fun. Definitely...
Forum: BMX
12-21-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,515
Posted By Viich

Depends on the bike. A lot of BMX use 25.4mm, for...

Depends on the bike. A lot of BMX use 25.4mm, for which you pretty much can't find a dropper post. If the bike has a 27.2mm post, those can be found. They usually don't have a huge amount of travel...
Forum: BMX
12-20-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,515
Posted By Viich

I'm back to the beginning though - the OP asked...

I'm back to the beginning though - the OP asked about commuting a couple miles on a BMX, not buying a folder. You're jumping into the BMX forum with something unrelated. I don't think anyone who...
12-20-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Viich

Not a lot you can do about someone with the...

Not a lot you can do about someone with the mindset that they should punish this bike rider for what another rider did. I don't see how someone with that mindset is a functioning member of a sane...
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