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Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,334
Posted By alias5000

https://ass-savers.com/products/toetector-regular-...

https://ass-savers.com/products/toetector-regular-mudflap

Also exists in longer rear version as brotector
03-06-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By alias5000

We have this one on our 2011 edition. ...

We have this one on our 2011 edition.

https://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/low-rider-racks/journey-suspension-disc-lowrider/
Forum: Commuting
12-21-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By alias5000

4260 km this year, down from about 5000 in the...

4260 km this year, down from about 5000 in the last years. Work from home and the lack of club rides has left its impact. Hoping that 2022 will be better!
Forum: Commuting
12-11-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By alias5000

Fancy commuter + more: Alternatives to Rose Backroad Randonneur?

Hey everyone,
some time ago, I posted about doing a long-distance commute with a fancy road bike...
10-19-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,775
Posted By alias5000

Often you can, but you may need a chain tensioner.

Often you can, but you may need a chain tensioner.
10-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,775
Posted By alias5000

I've been using an Alfine-8 in winter without any...

I've been using an Alfine-8 in winter without any issues. If I was to rebuild it and wanted fancy, I'd go for an Alfine-11 for the wider gear range (I use a front double instead, right now) and get...
09-28-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By alias5000

Try it as is with your stoker and then decide. My...

Try it as is with your stoker and then decide. My one stoker uses the kinekt and it was the best thing we could have done to improve ride quality (hence: distance). The other stoker uses a fixed seat...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Ontario, Canada.

Ontario, Canada.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

That is still a bit tbd. Options are: Car...

That is still a bit tbd. Options are:

Car share (there are plans that would put monthly expenses a bit above the cost of ownership for that period, but I would not be paying for the car for the...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Sorry, these are two different things. Initial...

Sorry, these are two different things. Initial post is after start date of new job. Quoted post from above is status quo before the new job has started (a short 12km/day commute). As many have...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Car-light lifestyle and it would break my heart...

Car-light lifestyle and it would break my heart if I had to change that (i.e., buy a car). For regular commuting and errands, 98% is done by bike, the remaining 2% are walking or public transit. Out...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Haha, yes :popcorn! Cheers One thing that a...

Haha, yes :popcorn! Cheers

One thing that a fancier road bike isn't going to give me is consistent high performance in adverse and cold conditions. Rain, wind and cold is going to slow me down for...
09-16-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By alias5000

Not as puncture resistant. We have Schwalbe Ones...

Not as puncture resistant. We have Schwalbe Ones and Gatorskins. The One's feel softer on the road, but have had their more-than-fair share of punctures. Gatorskins have been trouble-free.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Yup, you are spot on. Each thing has its purpose...

Yup, you are spot on. Each thing has its purpose and I'm trying to find the optimal new balance. Just because it's fun (and needed)!
Forum: Commuting
09-11-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

OP here: yes, a certain level of sweat is okay by...

OP here: yes, a certain level of sweat is okay by me, as long as I can fix it to be compatible in an engineering office.

My current contenders are a road bike or upgrading my hybrid commuter with...
09-10-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By alias5000

I have a Circe Morpheus turned into front-loading...

I have a Circe Morpheus turned into front-loading cargo bike with custom canopy. I can only add my voice to those saying that having the kid sitting up front is awesome for both.

The Morpheus...
09-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By alias5000

Came across grin many years ago. I'm impressed...

Came across grin many years ago. I'm impressed how much their website and resources have grown since. I'm reading and reading :thumb:
09-01-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By alias5000

Thanks for this. That's unfortunate regarding 20...

Thanks for this. That's unfortunate regarding 20 vs 700C. Does this apply generally across the board, or is this bafang-specific? Does bafang offer a torque option (they have this bottom bracket that...
09-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By alias5000

Searching for hub motor options

Hi all,
I am not super familiar with the ebike market and am considering what benefits and options there would be to upgrade one of my bikes with an ebike kit. Rough requirements as I can tell:

...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Oh, I think you're getting me here :D Though...

Oh, I think you're getting me here :D
Though the assist cuts out at 25km/h.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

A lot of the responses make sense, but also show...

A lot of the responses make sense, but also show how individual situations vary.

A few thoughts:
As to flat protection, instead of using heavy Schwalbe Marathon Plus-Style tires, I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,772
Posted By alias5000

Not resumed group rides yet. Before we had...

Not resumed group rides yet. Before we had vaccines, I would not do it, because I wouldn't want to be part of a transmission chain that leads to someone ending up in hospital or a graveyard. Now that...
07-26-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,750
Posted By alias5000

Have been experimenting a few winters with...

Have been experimenting a few winters with different methods now. Have arrived at the following being the minimum routine to keep the very most of my components rust-free:
- replace bolts with...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

What distance is this referenced to?

What distance is this referenced to?
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

That's the thing! My current commuter isn't...

That's the thing! My current commuter isn't optimal for this kind of distance. Fairly upright, slow in the wind, heavy uphill and somehow doesn't 'fly' as nice as the road bike does. My road bike is...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Haha, what a good point! (and very timely, my...

Haha, what a good point!
(and very timely, my road bike carbon seat post just developed a crack a few days ago and the bike is out of service until a replacement is in). One of the pandemic...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Fortunately, that's not a concern on this route....

Fortunately, that's not a concern on this route. There is a short section of compacted soil (not gravel), but an alternate highway route exists for bad weather conditions. My assumption is that I can...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

I guess you have a point there. The lovely thing...

I guess you have a point there. The lovely thing is that this commute is basically along one of my most favourite recreational routes that I cycle all the time already. 2 traffic lights in total :)
...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Yeah, you got me there :D

Yeah, you got me there :D
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,960
Posted By alias5000

Longer distance commute: road bike vs. fancy road bike

Hi all,
I might be changing jobs soon. The new position would be a 52km commute roundtrip (2x26km) with a total elevation gain of 220m. 40% is good city trails, 20% somewhat busier roads and 40% is...
07-04-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By alias5000

Thanks! What dosage to you do for magnesium?

Thanks! What dosage to you do for magnesium?
07-04-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By alias5000

an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually...

an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation. It typically happens in the evening or nighttime hours when you're sitting or lying down. Moving eases the...
07-03-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By alias5000

Restless leg after high-intensity workouts

Hi!
I struggle with restless legs the nights after I've done a high-intensity workout, compared to my regular baseline. Doing threshold or longer low-intensity rides seems mostly fine, but as soon...
03-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,500
Posted By alias5000

The OP explains his reasoning on the issue fairly...

The OP explains his reasoning on the issue fairly well in post #1, I would say.
03-02-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,500
Posted By alias5000

Crankycrank: Thanks! I've been doing this...

Crankycrank: Thanks! I've been doing this overnight, so something like 8-10 hours. So far, been fine.
03-02-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,500
Posted By alias5000

I switched to something like this successfully:...

I switched to something like this successfully: https://www.homehardware.ca/en/500ml-paint-thinner/p/1650405?page=category%20page#ccode=1525535421021
Instead of short rinses, I leave the chain in...
01-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,500
Posted By alias5000

I started with regular Squirt. Nice, but not...

I started with regular Squirt. Nice, but not super nice in rain, cold and turns dirty quick. Switched to the low-temp version and have been using it for some seasons now. I'm happy with that summer...
12-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By alias5000

Oh, indeed! My bad, I'm sorry to have taken your...

Oh, indeed! My bad, I'm sorry to have taken your time there and thank you for double checking this! I'm glad this is looking promising.
12-20-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By alias5000

My main hesitation is coming from the difference...

My main hesitation is coming from the difference in bleeding procedures. I'm not sure if there could be anything that makes that bleeding procedure fail with those components combined. I assume, I...
12-19-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By alias5000

Combining BR-M446 with Tiagra 4700 hydraulic STI lever?

Hi,
is there a way to make the BR-M446 work well with the Tiagra Brifters (ST-4725-R/L)? Would be good to know before buying parts.
Most notably, the BR-M446 calipers are not the shimano one-way...
12-08-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By alias5000

Interesting, I've learnt so much from this thread...

Interesting, I've learnt so much from this thread and in this process. Thanks everyone!


Good question! I've spent the past few days on this. With a somewhat heavy heart, reason won and the...
12-05-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By alias5000

How is the performance for you? One of the big...

How is the performance for you? One of the big catches of hydraulic brakes is the lack of friction, flex/compression and dirt ingress in the cables.

Edit: I am cycling year-round in Canada....
12-03-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By alias5000

Hmm, actually now that you put it in front of my...

Hmm, actually now that you put it in front of my face: it's squeezing it, but I *should* be fine with a 1x10 setup for the gears that I actually use. A 38T chainring with 11-34 or 11-36 cassette...
12-03-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By alias5000

The issues as I see them right now are: Shimano...

The issues as I see them right now are:
Shimano Tiagra has a 3x lever, but not for hydraulics. 2x levers come with Hydraulics. I can probably live with that, if the pull ratio fits my existing FD -...
12-03-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By alias5000

Flat bar to drop bar conversion: Brifter + hydraulic disc options

Hi!
I have a 2007 hard tail MTB turned into hybrid. It's wonderful, but it would be even nicer if it had drop bars and hydraulic disc brakes.

Thinking through the conversion, there's one thing...
10-14-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By alias5000

This would be to go from brake lever into the end...

This would be to go from brake lever into the end of a handlebar piece, so radius of about an inch?

ClydeClydeson: I don't have that space unfortunately. It would interfere with the front seat of...
10-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By alias5000

Hydraulic disc brakes: 90/180 degree pieces

Hi,
I'm considering replacing Avid BB-7s for some (Shimano) hydraulic disc brakes on my semi-recumbent tandem. The way the brake levers are arranged, brake cables/hoses are required to make a tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,201
Posted By alias5000

Lots of things have been said. It's also a bit...

Lots of things have been said. It's also a bit about individual expectations, especially for the stronger riders. If the stronger riders want real exercise, they should consider splitting that...
05-20-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,751
Posted By alias5000

Still in the same boat, I also just ended up...

Still in the same boat, I also just ended up losing intensity training on the bike so far. That isn't quite ideal. Maybe as my starter program ends, I might be better able to rebalance between...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By alias5000

I have GP3's on my commuter / former touring...

I have GP3's on my commuter / former touring bike. Best grips I have ever had.
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