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05-27-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By subgrade

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes...

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes naturally, in my experience. And sure, it makes sense to practice them before wheelies, but that's also the natural course of events - you'll almost...
04-23-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By subgrade

As long you're not pushing the limits, any...

As long you're not pushing the limits, any semi-slick type tire will do as long as you're at least halfway competent in bike handling.
04-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,227
Posted By subgrade

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated...

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated looking.
03-30-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,089
Posted By subgrade

2 mph less than last fall.

2 mph less than last fall.
03-28-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By subgrade

No, but it is difficult to believe you can...

No, but it is difficult to believe you can generate as much air pressure by squeezing a rubber bulb with your fingers as a pressurized container.
02-25-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By subgrade

You might try looking also for Shimano Alivio...

You might try looking also for Shimano Alivio M4000 or Deore M590 which are both 3x9 systems - some places seem to still carry them.
But if your problem is the thumb lever moving without doing...
02-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By subgrade

I too would be wary of a stranger who stares me...

I too would be wary of a stranger who stares me in the eyes and smiles for no perceptible reason. Pretty much no one up here does that.
02-19-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,979
Posted By subgrade

You probably won't notice much if any difference...

You probably won't notice much if any difference between one Deore series and another Deore series RD. However, the Deore M590 shifters will definitely make difference over the Acera ones - they will...
02-19-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,149
Posted By subgrade

Average ride distance is probably around the 20...

Average ride distance is probably around the 20 mile mark, as the daily commute is 12 mile roundtrip, but during the non-winter months I do one to two rides a week upwards of 40 miles. The yearly...
01-28-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,655
Posted By subgrade

I reckon the main issue might be grease/lube...

I reckon the main issue might be grease/lube thickening which can lead to drivetrain problems like stiff chain, freehub seizing up etc. Suspension could be affected too, and I have noticed an effect...
01-21-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure the wide range cassette with the...

Just make sure the wide range cassette with the 10T cog fits your freehub. I believe only SRAM XD and Shimano MicroSpline freehubs do this.

Regarding towing the sailboat, this video might contain...
01-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By subgrade

Have you checked the derailleur cable/housing?...

Have you checked the derailleur cable/housing? Your description of the problem sounds either like gunked up or frayed cable that doesn't move freely inside the housing or a bent derailleur hanger, or...
01-06-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,372
Posted By subgrade

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale...

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale behind having an expensive high quality headset (apart from feeling good about having expensive parts on your bike)? Headsets are such simple pieces of...
01-06-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,354
Posted By subgrade

Wait, are you saing you felt too drunk to ride...

Wait, are you saing you felt too drunk to ride bikes so you drove back home? :twitchy:
12-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By subgrade

OP, I B T L etc. are general messageboard...

OP, I B T L etc. are general messageboard abreviations, not specific to this one alone.

FIFY - fixed it for you (another general message board abbreviation; used when quoting someone and changing...
11-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,277
Posted By subgrade

One thing that hasn't been mentioned here, but...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned here, but was said in the video I linked to before, is that as your power outpot grows, so will your cadence. I can attest there is truth to that; although I don'...
11-25-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,277
Posted By subgrade

Regarding the optimal cadence, it varies wildly...

Regarding the optimal cadence, it varies wildly between individuals, there's no "one size fits all". What's more, there's even no single optimal cadence for any given individual.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By subgrade

In addition to what has been said before, if you...

In addition to what has been said before, if you are a newbie, you may need to just get used to being in the saddle - in the fit is right, the discomfort diminishes greatly after a few weeks of...
11-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,592
Posted By subgrade

I upgraded from square taper to HTII last spring....

I upgraded from square taper to HTII last spring. I think the crank had been sitting on the spindle for about a year and a half, two winters included, some 9000 km. It was a mega PITA to get the...
11-20-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By subgrade

This GMBN video suggests that bigger rotors...

This GMBN video suggests that bigger rotors deliver more stopping power, however, the experiment is not very precise, and the difference is within 10%. The numbers start after 3:30 in the video.
...
11-16-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,568
Posted By subgrade

I have had pedestrians complaining a couple times...

I have had pedestrians complaining a couple times when I was running a front light without a shaped beam, and I have myself looked frontally at my bike with that front light angled so that I get the...
11-13-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,557
Posted By subgrade

Some while ago I with some friends brought up the...

Some while ago I with some friends brought up the topic about which would be the most boring/pointless sport to watch in person. My version was rally raids, like the Dakar rally - the only place...
11-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By subgrade

I usually eat nothing on rides up to 2.5h, if...

I usually eat nothing on rides up to 2.5h, if I've eaten within an hour before the ride. On longer rides I try to eat something every hour or so. If you are going to do 1.5-2h rides and lose some...
11-10-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,568
Posted By subgrade

Define powerful. Also: long battery life,...

Define powerful. Also: long battery life, powerful, lightweight - pick 2, since the greater the capacity of the battery, the heavier it will be.
10-29-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,583
Posted By subgrade

Quite likely any bike headlight without shaped...

Quite likely any bike headlight without shaped beam and light output above 500lm. If they are not angled down, they look almost like high beam on cars or motorcycles, as most of the light will be...
10-28-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,575
Posted By subgrade

Sounds like the unpracticality and noisiness of...

Sounds like the unpracticality and noisiness of said fenders has influenced your perception of their looks. I agree, some of them are very ugly, some are not THAT bad. But the same goes for proper...
10-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,638
Posted By subgrade

I set my goal for this year at 7K km (4350...

I set my goal for this year at 7K km (4350 miles). I'm currently at 6425 km, so with 575 km left it looks good for meeting the goal if nothing unexpected happens. Not sure if my goal for next year...
10-26-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By subgrade

Or you could type three words into google...

Or you could type three words into google search... :foo:

hub dynamo charger...
10-18-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,885
Posted By subgrade

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this...

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this thread:

Riding FG makes you a better rider due to gearing whicb is sub-optimal in many cases: the same goes for SS (remember what was the topic...
10-18-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,955
Posted By subgrade

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins...

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins (refers to the thickness/density of the sidewall)
10-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,907
Posted By subgrade

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad. ...

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad.

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10-16-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,885
Posted By subgrade

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find...

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find this thread very interesting. Amusing even. I also want to know what are the benefits of riding fixed as opposed to SS, but apart from easier track...
10-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,993
Posted By subgrade

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway...

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway overpass; it's an old one, built in 1800s, with a cobbled carriageway, no bike lanes, so I usually take the paved sidewalk. It was early morning, the...
09-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,168
Posted By subgrade

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually...

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually exclusive - I see no need for any warning if there is enough room to pass safely. (Exception would be if there are other riders in front of the rider I'm...
09-29-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 18,050
Posted By subgrade

Agreed that the regular maintenance takes some...

Agreed that the regular maintenance takes some amount of time, but with regular maintenance the only additional prepping time before heading out is checking the tire pressure and possibly air them up...
09-26-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 18,050
Posted By subgrade

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.
09-21-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,961
Posted By subgrade

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing...

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing regular underwear (both cotton and synthetic) and shorts or jeans, and haven't had any problems, maybe just a couple of times some minor chaffing,...
09-18-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By subgrade

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't...

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't imagine a 3 cm hole where tube wouldn't bulge out in a big way (and blow out real soon as it contacts the ground). If it really is a 3 cm hole, the...
09-10-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,301
Posted By subgrade

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles....

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles. Flat noodles are fine for noodling around the neighborhood, but any more than 20 noodles at a time, and the pain in your mouth will be killing you....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,499
Posted By subgrade

Civil engineering, specifically road & street...

Civil engineering, specifically road & street design. Not sure where that puts me in the poll.
09-01-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By subgrade

except 2

except 2
08-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 191,919
Posted By subgrade

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi
08-05-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By subgrade

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you...

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you from again?
08-02-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,904
Posted By subgrade

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Next mission: Mushroom, live - still growing, and the more, the better.
07-31-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a...

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a trail, enduro, or - god forbid - downhill; XC geometry is better suited for riding long distances on flatter terrain, they are considerably lighter,...
07-30-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,904
Posted By subgrade

Wanted: a purpose-built cycling/biking facility.

Built in 1786, this building originally had three storeys and housed a prison, an insane asylum and a house of correction. From 1824 to 1918 it served as a governorate prison, from 1920 – as a...
07-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,697
Posted By subgrade

Depends on the salad. Something like this...

Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster
...
07-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,904
Posted By subgrade

Pictures of an invasive plant without a bike in...

Pictures of an invasive plant without a bike in the picture ;) But yeah, whatever, that's buried by time and dust by now.
07-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,604
Posted By subgrade

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights...

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights are what influence the time spent the most. For instance, I have 17 traffic lights on my daily route, and the time spent at red lights, including...
07-20-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,437
Posted By subgrade

True, but I view that as a part of the correct...

True, but I view that as a part of the correct procedure altogether. It won't happen if it isn't learned to the degree that it's done instictively, there's never enough time to do it consciously.
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