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10-02-22, 01:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 416
Posted By Herzlos

I'm sure you could create an enclosed, gas...

I'm sure you could create an enclosed, gas powered pedal tricycle with load capacity and long range, but it seems like a really odd way to go about it since it'll cost a fortune and be worse that off...
09-26-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,512
Posted By Herzlos

Taking the wheel just makes it harder for someone...

Taking the wheel just makes it harder for someone to ride off - you can still throw it in a van, or carry it.

As you said, there are 2 completely different types of theft: opportunity and planned....
09-25-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By Herzlos

If the bike is stored with the wheels off the...

If the bike is stored with the wheels off the ground, then giving them a spin every couple of weeks should be sufficient. That's how I keep mine fine over winter.

For no maintenance by...
09-24-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Herzlos

I think s/he means the reflective strip is rare....

I think s/he means the reflective strip is rare. It's sort of common-ish on commuter tires, but those are generally a lot thinner than 2.35".

If you can drop the reflective part, and put...
09-22-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

I've certainly wasted a lot of money buying stuff...

I've certainly wasted a lot of money buying stuff to cheap to begin with. I normally dabble a bit to see what I like/need, but it hasn't been cheap or good value.
I'm on my 3rd mountain bike in 2...
09-22-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,201
Posted By Herzlos

I suspect most of the scooters being sold are...

I suspect most of the scooters being sold are illegal for public use. We don't allow them at all in the UK, yet you can still buy them and they are everywhere.
09-20-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By Herzlos

Ah, you don't want the ability to back it...

Ah, you don't want the ability to back it up,share it, or compare with other people?

I don't think you're going to find one. Most apps will have some kind of storage side, because that's what most...
09-20-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

I think that's what causes most of the arguments...

I think that's what causes most of the arguments here.

In most of the world, electric bicycles can only provide assistance (generally up to about 15mph), electric mopeds require a moped license to...
09-20-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By Herzlos

But the author needs to get money to pay for the...

But the author needs to get money to pay for the work somehow. If you don't want to give them $$, then you need to give them something else like advertising revenue. I assume Stravas business model...
09-19-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

In which case an e-bike wouldn't help him either....

In which case an e-bike wouldn't help him either. Or likely his truck.

For most other conditions, it's fine.
09-19-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

2 miles is 12 minutes @ 10m/h, you should be able...

2 miles is 12 minutes @ 10m/h, you should be able to do that on a regular bike without getting sweaty assuming any reasonable level of fitness and are taking it easy.
09-19-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By Herzlos

My first thought was the Specialized Sirrus 2...

My first thought was the Specialized Sirrus 2 Step-Through fitness bike: https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/bikes/active-bikes/fitness--hybrid-bikes/sirrus/c/sirrus

There are a few variants,...
09-15-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

Same internal structure, factory line, quality...

Same internal structure, factory line, quality assurance process and after care?
It's certainly possible. They could make both identically and print different names, Bontrager may have ordered...
09-14-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

IF they are actually the same item, you may find...

IF they are actually the same item, you may find that the branded one has tighter quality control and higher yield threshold. So the cheap one is potentially one that failed a quality test for the...
09-14-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,231
Posted By Herzlos

It'd need to be a single coherent ride. Stopping...

It'd need to be a single coherent ride. Stopping for breaks is fine (and pretty sensible), but you clearly did 3 different rides over a day.
There's a distinction between a break and stopping, I'm...
09-13-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

Sorta, but I can't tell if you're being...

Sorta, but I can't tell if you're being deliberately obtuse by this point, because you have some kind of e-bike grievance. Jealousy?

If I put 100w into a manual bike up a hill for 1 minute, I'll...
09-13-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

True, though it lowers the perceived effort or...

True, though it lowers the perceived effort or strain. There's definitely hills I'd be broken trying to ride up in top gear that I can comfortably do in bottom gear.
09-13-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

Not really, the workout is based on how hard your...

Not really, the workout is based on how hard your legs are working, not what the bike is doing. Sure, for a given hill at a given speed an e-bike will need less watts to get up it compared to an...
09-13-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By Herzlos

How often are you likely to be without your main...

How often are you likely to be without your main bike? Is it worth spending big money on another one for that? Would learning to service/repair it yourself reduce the down time?

There's nothing...
09-13-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Herzlos

2 mile round trip makes it pretty easy. If...

2 mile round trip makes it pretty easy.

If the 2 miles is pretty flat, then get a hybrid bike, like this: Save Up to 60% Off Bikes *ALL BIKES FREE SHIP 48US Gravity Dutch Express X4 Hybrid, City,...
09-13-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

Maybe it's a regional thing, because I've seen...

Maybe it's a regional thing, because I've seen hundreds of E mountain bikes, I think 1 E gravel bike and no E road bikes. But then in the UK our biggest bike retailers (Halfords and Decathlon) have...
09-12-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

I'll be honest, if I could afford a nice electric...

I'll be honest, if I could afford a nice electric road bike I would get one. Not necessarily because I need it all the time, but it'd let me push a bit further knowing that if I run out of energy and...
09-12-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

Is it? Stationary bikes in the gym are for...

Is it? Stationary bikes in the gym are for exercise, I always thought the point of group rides was socializing.
09-12-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

Not everyone has the same goals from riding, and...

Not everyone has the same goals from riding, and I expect that particularly off road lots of people would love the idea of going trail/mountain biking without having to pedal so hard. Sales must be...
09-09-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,327
Posted By Herzlos

Yeah, that touring bike was bad advice on my...

Yeah, that touring bike was bad advice on my part; I'd misread it and thought they needed to take loads of stuff.

If they've already got a boardman team cx then the best thing to do is probably...
09-08-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,327
Posted By Herzlos

I'd have a good look at this:...

I'd have a good look at this:...
09-06-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,880
Posted By Herzlos

I'd assume most issues are with people not paying...

I'd assume most issues are with people not paying attention, and a small amount by people going faster than they expect. These supposed bad riders would almost certainly be just as bad on a pedal...
09-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Herzlos

I'm not sure if the position is the problem, as...

I'm not sure if the position is the problem, as the bike has been comfortable enough before. I think it's more related to having my arm in a single position for a longer duration and the vibration,...
09-06-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Herzlos

Maybe it is an age thing, I'm a lot closer to...

Maybe it is an age thing, I'm a lot closer to registering for the veterans category for events than I'd like (38).



Maybe a bike fit is in order, I haven't bought any new parts in over a week!
09-05-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Herzlos

It was fine. I've heard about problems with...

It was fine. I've heard about problems with wearing the tire flat in the middle from the roller but you'd need to be doing a lot of miles on it. I was just using the tire that was on the bike for...
09-05-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Herzlos

When I had a wheel-on trainer, I used the same...

When I had a wheel-on trainer, I used the same bike inside and outside because it could a few seconds to set up and I used the trainer almost like a stand.

Now I've moved to a wheel off trainer,...
09-04-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Herzlos

I initially thought it was golf since I had that...

I initially thought it was golf since I had that a few years ago after lifting rocks and this came on after lifting rocks (you'd think I'd learn...), but the symptoms seemed to fit more with tennis...
09-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Herzlos

I wouldn't worry about it then, you're probably...

I wouldn't worry about it then, you're probably more likely to get your bike stolen whilst putting the rack back together. If you can get the bike in the car in an emergency, then worst case is you...
09-04-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Herzlos

Best way to mitigate tennis elbow on a gravel ride?

I've got a 45 mile gravel race coming up next week, and my tennis elbow is playing up. After about 10 miles of a training ride last week it seemed pretty locked up with a lot of stiffness and pain...
09-04-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Herzlos

You're talking about the ones that clip into the...

You're talking about the ones that clip into the edge of the open tailgate and then are held in place with straps?
If so, they are going to be pretty hard to steal without breaking in the car first...
09-03-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

Not really, unless you've mounted your head unit...

Not really, unless you've mounted your head unit somewhere strange. If it's on an out-front mount near the centre of the cockpit you can still have the road in your central vision, just like you can...
09-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

The Varia, when connected to a head unit, will...

The Varia, when connected to a head unit, will give you a notification that something is approaching *without you having to look away from the cockpit*, and will give you an indication of approach...
09-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Herzlos

Some of those reviews are fishy. Someone who's...

Some of those reviews are fishy. Someone who's been working on bikes for 62 years and didn't know that you could get directional tires?
It's also worth noting that people don't usually post reviews...
09-02-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

For me it's mostly out of embarrassment about how...

For me it's mostly out of embarrassment about how much I spend on bike stuff. Like, if I'm riding with people on $100 bikes I'd rather downplay that I spent $200 on a new crankset and still risk...
09-01-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,445
Posted By Herzlos

I'm looking at reviews for a pair of them with...

I'm looking at reviews for a pair of them with tubes now, and 64% of the reviews are 5 *.

The first few I've seen that aren't 5 star are:
I'm not sure if I've fitted them backwards.
These are...
08-31-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By Herzlos

Changing to narrower road tires will help you out...

Changing to narrower road tires will help you out a bit - the slick profile should run a bit smoother and you'll save weight which is a bigger deal when it's on wheels than elsewhere. If your wheels...
08-31-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,129
Posted By Herzlos

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing...

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing light, or bright socks
08-31-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

Cycling shirts are much lower at the back than...

Cycling shirts are much lower at the back than the front, so no-one behind you can see your ass crack when bent over. They are also made of lighter material that wicks sweat away, and they usually...
08-30-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

It turns out I'm wrong (it happens). This is the...

It turns out I'm wrong (it happens). This is the 'Amazon' jersey I bought from eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312161217577
I like it, but it's notable less soft/more scratchy than the other...
08-30-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

Presumably due to the pandemic? Over in the UK...

Presumably due to the pandemic?
Over in the UK the demand for anything that could be turned into an RV went through the roof, and even 20+ year old conversions that were long overdue scrapping were...
08-30-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

Maybe it's just that the $20 jersey I got from...

Maybe it's just that the $20 jersey I got from Amazon (which I can't find in my history to share) was crap then. It works fine but it's not as nice as all of my other ones.
08-30-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,187
Posted By Herzlos

Laziness. I think we found that even just asking...

Laziness. I think we found that even just asking people if they need a bag instead of automatically bagging everything cut the waste down drastically.
I always hated seeing people in shopping...
08-29-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,851
Posted By Herzlos

To be fair, there's a significant difference in...

To be fair, there's a significant difference in quality, durability, wicking and comfort between a $20 and a $100 jersey. I'm just not sure that difference really matters to most people, but my $20...
08-29-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,187
Posted By Herzlos

Single use plastic bags are a plague on the...

Single use plastic bags are a plague on the planet - they take hundreds of years to properly disintegrate and most of them are so unnecessarily used by bagging literally everything in and often...
08-29-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,580
Posted By Herzlos

Try it a few more times before giving up and...

Try it a few more times before giving up and you'll find that it'll quickly come into your comfort zone!

Or have a look and see if there's a slightly longer flatter route - I find that once the...
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