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Forum: BMX
09-11-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Viich

The quickest answer is BMXMuseum.com...

The quickest answer is BMXMuseum.com (https://bmxmuseum.com/)

Welcome to the rabbit hole.
Forum: BMX
09-11-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Viich

Tioga - their "black label" FASTR tires are...

Tioga - their "black label" FASTR tires are 110psi rated (I run the s-spec Powerband and Fastr React around 80-90psi)
Maxis - the Torch are 110 for tubed, 100psi tubeless ready
IRC - Hardies are...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-18-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By Viich

I totally get moving away from fatbikes for...

I totally get moving away from fatbikes for places without snow, even if my fattie is my only mtn bike - I commute, solo road ride and BMX race in the summer, don't really get to trails much.
...
08-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By Viich

Banzaibrothers - I didn't see anyone mention it...

Banzaibrothers - I didn't see anyone mention it yet, your trainer can be paired to a cycling head unit and do a workout you download to it. Lots of ways to build those workouts yourself or download...
Forum: BMX
08-18-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Viich

Definitely find a track. Loads of fun.

Definitely find a track. Loads of fun.
Forum: BMX
08-18-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Viich

I'm not sure from your post exactly what's...

I'm not sure from your post exactly what's confusing you, but I do know where to send you - SheldonBrown.com.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

Or if you're more for videos than text...
08-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,046
Posted By Viich

This thread is insane. It's been summarized...

This thread is insane. It's been summarized multiple times by people with a little bit of sense.

1. Horrible riding. Ran a red light. Should get a ticket. (Traffic offense)
2. Apparent criminal...
Forum: BMX
06-30-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By Viich

Have you looked into a brake booster? Seatstays...

Have you looked into a brake booster? Seatstays are often the tubes on a frame with the most flex, while no doubt the arms are flexing a little, frame flex might be contributing as well - that and...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-27-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Viich

top-tube hanging racks are the devil.

top-tube hanging racks are the devil.
05-26-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Viich

Okay, thanks.

Okay, thanks.
05-26-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
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: 23
Views: 569
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: 23
Views: 569
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: 1,074
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: 229
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: 1,279
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: 5,212
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: 2,403
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: 508
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: 2,085
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: 940
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: 531
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: 2,053
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: 1,838
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: 1,306
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: 3,291
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: 378
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: 1,429
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: 439
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: 1,946
Posted By Viich

Awesome! Glad to hear.

Awesome! Glad to hear.
Forum: BMX
02-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,794
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: 3,551
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: 3,551
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: 3,551
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: 1,666
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: 3,551
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: 3,551
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: 3,551
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: 10
Views: 1,096
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: 10
Views: 1,096
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: 10
Views: 1,096
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 2,846
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: 1,388
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: 2,552
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: 735
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: 701
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: 781
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
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