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04-14-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By UnCruel

Some of the better loppers do cut bigger for...

Some of the better loppers do cut bigger for their size (Barnel, who makes the premium Stihl loppers, are an example), but not so much for hand pruners. However, the better solution is probably to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By UnCruel

Well, when I do, it seems to set off my...

Well, when I do, it seems to set off my pointlessness detector.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By UnCruel

It may be safer for you, but it is more dangerous...

It may be safer for you, but it is more dangerous for pedestrians. By the same logic, it would be safer for drivers to drive on the sidewalk.

Cycling on the sidewalk appears to be legal in...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-19-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By UnCruel

Finished! Final weight: 29 pounds, 11 ounces. ...

Finished! Final weight: 29 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Basically finished. I am going to replace the dropper post cable with something else. The Jagwire cable/housing has a ton of drag in it. And it seems...
02-11-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By UnCruel

Missouri's Driver Guide, which is the study guide...

Missouri's Driver Guide, which is the study guide offered to people seeking to obtain a new driver's license, has a seven page chapter on "Sharing the Road", about 2 pages of which is applicable to...
02-11-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By UnCruel

Yeah, I've thought about asking people I know,...

Yeah, I've thought about asking people I know, but I feel like the people I know wouldn't really be a representative cross section of the American populace. Plus, most of the people I know are aware...
02-09-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By UnCruel

I assume that's kph and not mph.

I assume that's kph and not mph.
02-09-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By UnCruel

The tool you use to insert them does fine to...

The tool you use to insert them does fine to remove them as well. Just pry them out sideways. They come out easier than they go in.

I just put 504 studs into my 27.5" Dillinger 5s that I removed...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By UnCruel

Well, it is roughly together now, enough to call...

Well, it is roughly together now, enough to call it a bike. The tires I ordered in early October finally arrived on Thursday. I took that as my cue to order the last of the drivetrain parts, and I...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-14-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By UnCruel

You need to get yourself some fatshoes.

You need to get yourself some fatshoes.
01-07-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By UnCruel

A couple weeks ago, I brought a bike with me when...

A couple weeks ago, I brought a bike with me when I drove to visit family. 10 hours following the trail of the supposed bomb blizzard. When I reached my destination, my bike and the front of my car...
12-10-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By UnCruel

Probably, and taking orders from the marketing...

Probably, and taking orders from the marketing folks.
12-09-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By UnCruel

Somewhere on the web there must be a dog forum,...

Somewhere on the web there must be a dog forum, and on it is a thread about this same trail, with people posting that they walk their dogs on it because lots of other people do, and because mountain...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By UnCruel

Well, it's beginning to be roughly...

Well, it's beginning to be roughly bicycle-shaped, now. The wheels are built, apart from rim tape and valve stems. The second wheel went much more smoothly than the first one, though it wasn't...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By UnCruel

The rims arrived today (3 weeks after ordering),...

The rims arrived today (3 weeks after ordering), and I've had the hubs for a while. Time to get serious about wheel building. I need to make measurements on the rims (just in case the published...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,743
Posted By UnCruel

I'm not. If I was, I would have also been too...

I'm not. If I was, I would have also been too worried to ask here. I'm certainly much more likely to be treated harshly here than on the road.

I was asking because I thought maybe there were...
11-16-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By UnCruel

Big Agnes (who makes pretty good tents generally)...

Big Agnes (who makes pretty good tents generally) has a series of bikepacking-specific tents, and the main feature is the shorter poles, as well as a compression sack that is purpose-made to mount...
11-10-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By UnCruel

Cosmetically, the big rings are noticeably...

Cosmetically, the big rings are noticeably different, in the form of more machining on the outside. I thought maybe it was for weight savings, but the weight is identical.

The spacing between...
11-09-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By UnCruel

False alarm. It turned out to be mislabeling on...

False alarm. It turned out to be mislabeling on Shimano's part. On a call with the retailer, we worked out that the barcoded number on the side was correct, and so we opened it up and verified the...
Forum: Introductions
11-03-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By UnCruel

That's going to be useful later when she starts...

That's going to be useful later when she starts questioning how much money you spend on cycling.
11-03-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By UnCruel

My trail bike came with 165mm, and I think I like...

My trail bike came with 165mm, and I think I like it, but it's obviously a very different kind of riding. When I researched this, the consensus was that the difference in torque is negligible, but...
11-01-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,595
Posted By UnCruel

I can think of two ways in which my attitude has...

I can think of two ways in which my attitude has changed.

I am (evidently) willing to spend a lot more money on cycling than I would have in the past.

I am much less blissfully ignorant of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 490,161
Posted By UnCruel

It is fascinating how many pictures I have of: ...

It is fascinating how many pictures I have of:

My bike near water, where the water isn't actually shown
Water I rode to on my bike, where the bike isn't shown

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,037
Posted By UnCruel

A frequent source of counterfeit products is the...

A frequent source of counterfeit products is the factory itself. A manufacturer contracts to an overseas factory to build the product and pays for some number of units to be made. The factory, or...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By UnCruel

Not many test ride opportunities for Canyon, an...

Not many test ride opportunities for Canyon, an online retailer, unless you happen to live near Carlsbad, California.

With the low tire pressures used for fat tires, the tires will absorb much of...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-27-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By UnCruel

Thanks. You got me thinking about it, and after...

Thanks. You got me thinking about it, and after some research and opinion polling, I decided to go the 27.5" route.

I've added/ordered:

Bontrager Kovee Elite 35 MTB Handlebar, 720mm and Kovee...
10-14-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By UnCruel

They aren't cheap, but Park Tool sells thread...

They aren't cheap, but Park Tool sells thread cutting/chasing dies specifically for forks. There are also hand files made specifically for repairing threads.
10-09-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By UnCruel

Garmin's temperature sensors aren't particularly...

Garmin's temperature sensors aren't particularly accurate. It takes quite a while to adjust to temperature changes, and if the sunlight hits it, the temperature goes up at least ten degrees.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By UnCruel

I just tried removing a stud from a 45NRTH...

I just tried removing a stud from a 45NRTH Dillinger 5 using the 45NRTH stud insertion tool, and it came out easily enough, simply prying it to the side. I'd hate to do it 516 times, though.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By UnCruel

Having manually installed a complete set of studs...

Having manually installed a complete set of studs in a pair of tires, I can say that it's a tedious process. I would much prefer to have two sets of tires, one with studs, and one without. The time...
10-06-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By UnCruel

You can drill the rivet heads out. Use a drill...

You can drill the rivet heads out. Use a drill bit the same or greater diameter as the hole they fasten through. Center the drill in the rivet head as best you can (start with a center punch, if...
10-05-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By UnCruel

Thanks, everyone. I'm not worried about how to...

Thanks, everyone. I'm not worried about how to make the cut. I have a self-feeding bandsaw that will cut it off good and square, and then I'll dress it up on a belt grinder. My lathe doesn't have...
10-04-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By UnCruel

I find it annoying too, near pet peeve levels. ...

I find it annoying too, near pet peeve levels. To make it worse, they're often the only vehicle, and it would have been faster for everyone if they had just driven through.

Sometimes I'll get out...
10-02-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,895
Posted By UnCruel

It occurs to me, and I'm surprised no one has...

It occurs to me, and I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet, the rider behind you probably assumed that you saw him when you turned to look, and that you snotted because you saw him there.
10-02-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,895
Posted By UnCruel

They do, but you need to be using their nose...

They do, but you need to be using their nose sensor.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By UnCruel

My Farley Build

I thought I was done with the fatbike experiment. For about fifteen months, I had a Mongoose Dolomite ALX. It didn't turn out to be as much fun on the beach as I had hoped. However, it was a...
05-02-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By UnCruel

This is the blind leading the blind, of course,...

This is the blind leading the blind, of course, but have you tried fabric softener? :)
04-17-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By UnCruel

I believe the main advantage of a cruiser is...

I believe the main advantage of a cruiser is riding comfort. The rider sits in a very upright position, and not as high. They also tend to come with fairly wide seats. They have a certain style. They...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,325
Posted By UnCruel

On my small-frame ALX, from the center of the...

On my small-frame ALX, from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube measures just a hair over 15 inches.

(Please ignore my rusty chain. I haven't done anything with it except...
09-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By UnCruel

I do. I'm Goldilocks about everything, cycling...

I do. I'm Goldilocks about everything, cycling included. I arguably have too much gear.

How can you know, objectively, whether you have "too much"? Well, in my case, I'm having trouble figuring...
09-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,416
Posted By UnCruel

Does Clothing Matter?

I own some lycra shorts and some cycling jerseys, and I've worn them, but these days I mostly find myself wearing civilian t-shirt and shorts when I ride. On a FB group awhile back, someone was...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-11-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,325
Posted By UnCruel

The Mongoose Dolomite ALX is probably the only...

The Mongoose Dolomite ALX is probably the only fat bike that fits your criteria, priced right at $500. It has 4" wide 26" tires. Mine, which is the 17" Small frame, weighed 36.4 pounds stock. The 19"...
03-16-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By UnCruel

Thanks, everyone! The bike is working great with...

Thanks, everyone! The bike is working great with the spacer.
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