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05-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Herzlos

I hadn't actually considered changing down to...

I hadn't actually considered changing down to 650b but that's actually a great idea. That means I can potentiall run 700x32c and 650x50c on the same bike :)
Both bikes are tubeless, which is part...
04-30-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,393
Posted By Herzlos

I assume most of us would have a tool kit with us...

I assume most of us would have a tool kit with us and would take the cleats off before hiking home. That's what I'd planned doing when using clipless if I didn't have space in my bag for trainers).
04-29-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,605
Posted By Herzlos

It's more than just the supposed double standard,...

It's more than just the supposed double standard, the risk on both sides is completely different. Men are (for historical reasons) more likely to be in a position to abuse power and are usually more...
04-29-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,605
Posted By Herzlos

I think it's important to note that women have...

I think it's important to note that women have always had the same problems but are only being heard about them recently.

That said, the only source of information on what to do with regard to...
04-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,393
Posted By Herzlos

For a tandem recovery you might be better looking...

For a tandem recovery you might be better looking for a local "man with van"* or courier company, because almost nothing else will have the space for one.

*I don't know if the "man with van" is a...
04-07-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,050
Posted By Herzlos

Disc brakes are standard on a lot of road bikes...

Disc brakes are standard on a lot of road bikes these days at all ends of the scale. Some still have rim brake models or options because they are a bit lighter and can be a bit more aero, but they...
04-06-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,605
Posted By Herzlos

Bear in mind that women are also harrassed...

Bear in mind that women are also harrassed literally everywhere and pretty much constantly. Don't add to it and put people off cycling.

If they want friendly competition it'll be pretty obvious...
04-06-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,605
Posted By Herzlos

I'll say hi to any other cyclist I'm passing, but...

I'll say hi to any other cyclist I'm passing, but unless they volunteer it I don't get too close or try and pace with them. Beyond it being a bit rude, it's likely to be quite uncomfortable for them....
04-06-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,050
Posted By Herzlos

I love new tech, anything that makes things...

I love new tech, anything that makes things easier, more reliable or more fun is a good thing!

Where I draw the line is cost or reliability/practicality. I'm not going to pay twice as much for...
04-04-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,493
Posted By Herzlos

Whilst I doubt you'll agree but he has a point....

Whilst I doubt you'll agree but he has a point. You're asking a lot of really irrelevant questions (like design origins), arguing with his recommended sizing, arguing about the weight limits (I get...
03-23-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,231
Posted By Herzlos

I do it all the time with a pretty aggressive...

I do it all the time with a pretty aggressive mountain bike. I tend to ride from home to trails a few miles away with 29x2.4" knobbly tires at 40psi, 780mm bars, 1x drivetrain with a top gearing of...
03-23-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,231
Posted By Herzlos

Well s/he says this: "I recently moved to...

Well s/he says this:

"I recently moved to Toronto, so I'm not planning to do any crazy mountain biking anytime soon, but do enjoy going on trails where possible, so I'm interested in a hybrid or...
03-23-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,231
Posted By Herzlos

The OP is looking for a mountain/hybrid bike on a...

The OP is looking for a mountain/hybrid bike on a budget to use off-road so a road bike, even with 32mm tires* doesn't sound at all suitable. Most 26" mountain/hybrid bikes should be capable of going...
03-23-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,231
Posted By Herzlos

With used bikes it's about 2 things: 1. Fit....

With used bikes it's about 2 things:

1. Fit. If the bike doesn't actually fit you then everything else is irrelevant. You're 6' so looking at a large or 20-22" frame. You may be able to make an...
03-22-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Herzlos

Lower the seat and take the pedals off, so it's...

Lower the seat and take the pedals off, so it's like a large balance bike. Get him to "walk" the bike about for a while getting used to balancing, turning and stopping.

Then put the pedals back on...
03-21-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,152
Posted By Herzlos

Trikes are a bit odd compared to bikes, because a...

Trikes are a bit odd compared to bikes, because a lot of steering from a bike comes from the lean, and a trike doesn't. It also follows the camber of the road so will feel like it's at a funny angle...
03-20-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,437
Posted By Herzlos

I've got both 1 and 2 wheel trailers (kids) which...

I've got both 1 and 2 wheel trailers (kids) which are about 50lbs and the single wheel trailer is much harder to deal with. It feels heavier and it can force the bike to lean a bit more as well...
03-18-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 668
Posted By Herzlos

Can you fit roof bars to the top of the bed?...

Can you fit roof bars to the top of the bed? That'd let you mount 4-ish bikes and leave the bed empty for stuff.
03-17-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,746
Posted By Herzlos

I think that's the crux of it, you liked the bike...

I think that's the crux of it, you liked the bike and price anyway.

It's a tough issue otherwise, as you likely exposed a defect on the ride which caused a lot of damage, and could potentially...
02-25-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By Herzlos

Good point. I'd fit a dropper to all of my bikes...

Good point. I'd fit a dropper to all of my bikes if I could even if just for that reason.
02-17-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,923
Posted By Herzlos

Purely from a fitness perspective it really...

Purely from a fitness perspective it really doesn't matter as long as your heartrate is the same.

However, from a fun/boredom point of view a lighter/more suitable bike will let you cover more...
01-18-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,218
Posted By Herzlos

Basically, yes. The big box retailers get the...

Basically, yes. The big box retailers get the price so low by using the cheapest parts they can find that are often not replaceable (stuff welded or riveted instead of bolts, obscure sizes, etc). So...
12-17-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,318
Posted By Herzlos

Sounds like a reasonable spec'd hybrid. You...

Sounds like a reasonable spec'd hybrid. You should be fine with it, just make sure the tyres are pumped up to the higher quoted figure and don't do anything too rough with it (jumping up and down...
11-30-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,020
Posted By Herzlos

That makes it hard, but it seems like a really...

That makes it hard, but it seems like a really odd business case; are you doing something so unique or important that people will fly you in to do monitoring?

A bike box is maybe $300, and with a...
11-30-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
Posted By Herzlos

You have a tight budget so you want to buy a...

You have a tight budget so you want to buy a cheap bike and then get lots of hugely expensive alterations done?

Just no.

Either make do with the bike as-is or look for a bike that already has...
11-03-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By Herzlos

Just start with the bars the bike comes with, and...

Just start with the bars the bike comes with, and if you feel you can go a bit narrower, cut 5mm off each end. Rinse and repeat until you are happy.

What I fit has no bearing on what you'd be...
10-28-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,661
Posted By Herzlos

I honestly can't think of any time cycling on the...

I honestly can't think of any time cycling on the wrong side of the road is safer. For tight/blind bends you may want to move to the centre line, but other than that you want to be in the lane and...
10-21-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,092
Posted By Herzlos

What do you need it to do? If it's just to record...

What do you need it to do? If it's just to record some stats or nagivate to a given point then you can use most GPS units without pairing it to anything. If you need to load routes on or record stuff...
08-17-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By Herzlos

I've just checked and both of the pistons do...

I've just checked and both of the pistons do move, so I'm talking crap. I must be confusing it with whatever cheap cable system was on the previous bike.
06-16-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,350
Posted By Herzlos

Not even close to being more reliable, but...

Not even close to being more reliable, but probably easier to fix with a hammer.
Modern cars (and bikes) are so much better, and that means more complexity.
06-15-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,797
Posted By Herzlos

I assume that for longer rides, having the...

I assume that for longer rides, having the suspension fork and huge tyres will mean a lot less fatigue from the rough surfaces, particularly with the hands
06-14-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,047
Posted By Herzlos

As an update to this, I went to the store that...

As an update to this, I went to the store that had the Topstone 3 in stock and ended up with a Giant Revolt 1 instead (a little bit more expensive, but with a full GRX setup including hydro brakes)....
03-26-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Herzlos

The bikes only about 9 months old and covered...

The bikes only about 9 months old and covered maybe 100 miles, but there's always been a bit of a rotor rub at the front so I'm not sure if it was a manufacturing issue, bedding issue, low quality...
03-18-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,222
Posted By Herzlos

OP; what's your background? Bag company trying to...

OP; what's your background? Bag company trying to branch out? Cycling company trying to branch out?

I think you really need to start with a problem and try to solve that. Ideally something you...
02-02-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,863
Posted By Herzlos

Sorry, haven't been on here for a few days. I...

Sorry, haven't been on here for a few days.
I removed the pairing between the Garmin Connect App and the Speed Sensor and it's gone back to normal.

So it was a case of the forerunner recording a...
01-29-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Herzlos

Thanks, I had no idea we had a gadget subforum!

Thanks, I had no idea we had a gadget subforum!
01-21-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By Herzlos

Try inside and move it if you don't like it?

Try inside and move it if you don't like it?
12-23-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,067
Posted By Herzlos

I'm all for it as a learning experience. I've...

I'm all for it as a learning experience. I've started doing similar with my wifes bike; I got her a $75 used big box bike she likes but it's about 4lbs too heavy for our bike rack so I'm going to try...
12-18-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,241
Posted By Herzlos

I think that's most likely it. Thieves who are...

I think that's most likely it. Thieves who are experienced in thievery but not bikes, beyond knowing that Specialized make some expensive bikes. Why would they steal museum pieces that'll be...
12-18-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,547
Posted By Herzlos

You'll almost certainly benefit from upgrading...

You'll almost certainly benefit from upgrading all of it, but it'd be cheaper putting the money aside to get a better bike when you need it (because you'll spend as much in parts). Lots of people...
12-17-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By Herzlos

You don't need to get off the bike entirely, just...

You don't need to get off the bike entirely, just stop, put a foot down and drop/raise the seat. It's less convenient than a dropper post but better than having the seat in the way.
More than likely...
12-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By Herzlos

You need to secure the clamp pretty tight, but...

You need to secure the clamp pretty tight, but unless there's a flaw with it, it'll hold the seat fine.
12-03-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,348
Posted By Herzlos

I'm always wary - wouldn't the seller be better...

I'm always wary - wouldn't the seller be better off at least opening them to give a better idea of what's in the box? Even an unbuilt model X or Y bike will sell for a lot more than a mystery box.
...
12-03-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,830
Posted By Herzlos

Yeah that'll be it. What bit exactly is broken?...

Yeah that'll be it. What bit exactly is broken? Is the iron bar bent? If so you should be able to get it straightened out and get a bit longer out of it rather than needing a new wheel right away....
12-02-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,424
Posted By Herzlos

I'm all for the idea of buying something cheap...

I'm all for the idea of buying something cheap (that's in working condition) and using that to determine what you actually want out of a bike. Prices are strong at the moment so you can almost...
12-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,830
Posted By Herzlos

The bolt through the center of the wheel with a...

The bolt through the center of the wheel with a nut either side that attaches to the bike frame? The nuts should be on the outside of the frame and fairly tight (anyone with a spanner set should be...
09-25-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,119
Posted By Herzlos

It may only be a 4mm increase, but that's nearly...

It may only be a 4mm increase, but that's nearly 15% at these widths.



I think that's where I'm at - I may just keep the 28's until I wear them out (I'm hoping to spend a lot of time on the...
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