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10-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Viich

The Wahoo Kickr Snap I think is as good as it...

The Wahoo Kickr Snap I think is as good as it gets for a wheel-on trainer. If you can afford it, it's a very good trainer experience, especially paired with something like Zwift ($) or RGT (free)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By Viich

Spoke tension probably too high. Higher isn't...

Spoke tension probably too high. Higher isn't always better.
Forum: BMX
09-17-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Viich

For racing, I run a 42:18 with a 1.75 rear tire. ...

For racing, I run a 42:18 with a 1.75 rear tire.

That looks like a great park to ride. Have fun!

If you like the pump track feel, consider checking out a race track - there'll be a list of...
Forum: BMX
08-26-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Viich

Yea - it's like so many things, not even just...

Yea - it's like so many things, not even just bikes - but bikes are a ridiculous example. Race BMX bikes have gotten so different from trick bikes, dirt jumpers are kind of a bastard child of a BMX...
Forum: BMX
08-24-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Viich

I run 44:16 with a 1.75 Tioga Fastr React tire....

I run 44:16 with a 1.75 Tioga Fastr React tire. I'm thinking about swapping to a 43:16 to help my start a little. For you using the 1.95 Powerblocks, a 43:16 would be almost the same as my 44.
08-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,823
Posted By Viich

1. It's not a direct simulation. It's a game...

1. It's not a direct simulation. It's a game that's a really good training tool. Obviously your position doesn't impact your in-game CdA, and yes, the in-game speeds are slightly optimistic for all...
08-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Viich

Another vote for RGT - it's a little odd in some...

Another vote for RGT - it's a little odd in some ways if you're used to Zwift, but is as close a replacement as you'll get for free.
08-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By Viich

rsbob - I think you're right that a part of why...

rsbob - I think you're right that a part of why it can be more fatiguing is the lack of break - and you're probably putting out more steady power than normal because the number is right in your...
08-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Viich

Just shift into the small ring before the hill if...

Just shift into the small ring before the hill if you're going to need it to get up (assuming there isn't a flatter spot to sneak a shift in) and accept that you're going slow on the approach to the...
07-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By Viich

I usually have the sounds on, but at a low level....

I usually have the sounds on, but at a low level. I'm usually on Discord audio chat, especially while racing, and definitely during team time trials.....
06-20-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Viich

Unless you're re-using parts you've got or buying...

Unless you're re-using parts you've got or buying some used parts, buying the bike will be cheaper than buying parts almost all the time.
05-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By Viich

Darth Lefty My kids are 10 and 8. My 10yo was a...

Darth Lefty My kids are 10 and 8. My 10yo was a safer road rider @8 than his brother is, but neither of them are a disaster. In any case - I don't have specific boundaries on them. I wish they'd go...
05-24-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,573
Posted By Viich

Vittoria......

Vittoria......
05-23-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By Viich

I would try mounting a fork mount like this: ...

I would try mounting a fork mount like this:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1621766772_f61a42042ce9a7bfb039cef236e021264f69bac3.jpeg
More pics on her twitter here:...
Forum: BMX
05-12-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Viich

Wilbur76 - don't bother with the gyro, it...

Wilbur76 - don't bother with the gyro, it wouldn't work with canti brakes anyway.

This stem from BMX Guru is exactly what you're looking for, I think.
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05-03-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By Viich

You'll be happy with the Core. I upgraded from...

You'll be happy with the Core. I upgraded from Snap to Core last summer. It's a little better in a bunch of ways, including easier to get bike on and off, even with removing the wheel.
04-28-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By Viich

They were almost definitely on a banded ride, in...

They were almost definitely on a banded ride, in which riders stay together regardless of how much power they're putting out (a meetup with 'keep everyone together' checked)
04-27-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By Viich

Use paint stripper. Also - use abrasives to...

Use paint stripper. Also - use abrasives to polish, finish it off with automotive wheel polish....
04-26-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Viich

So - forgot to follow up on this - it turns out...

So - forgot to follow up on this - it turns out it's a 2001. Thought I'd post the answer since my thread came up in another search I did.
2001 Specialized Allez...
04-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,457
Posted By Viich

I think it looks cool, but completely different...

I think it looks cool, but completely different intent - the SA is intended for utility cycling & recumbents, classified for sport cycling. The wireless shift looks cool, and the weight is low - I'm...
04-08-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,457
Posted By Viich

I use a SA 3 speed hub on my commuter road bike...

I use a SA 3 speed hub on my commuter road bike (Bianchi from 80's) with a downtube shifter. I like it. It's more than enough gearing for my commute.

The only big advantage, to be completely...
03-18-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By Viich

Sort of, but not quite - I have an 88 Bianchi...

Sort of, but not quite - I have an 88 Bianchi Strada running a 3sp Sturmey, but not the S3X. I run a downtube shifter, considered bar-end, but like the no cable housing thing. Running 32mm / 30mm...
01-03-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Viich

Thanks! I actually have a frame I'd been waiting...

Thanks! I actually have a frame I'd been waiting to have another go at, I may try the hole-drilling trick to get some leverage.
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By Viich

I'm actually not 'still riding' - I didn't start...

I'm actually not 'still riding' - I didn't start racing until last year at 40 after my kids started. I'm gradually increasing my padding ;)
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By Viich

I'm not going to complain - it's my wife...

I'm not going to complain - it's my wife recording. ;) She watches on her phone, so doesn't see an issue. Worst is when she's recording stuff that the kids want to edit together with some of it in...
Forum: BMX
08-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By Viich

Want to watch me crash?

I'm the guy in blue that was on the right.

https://youtu.be/EK_reLIPwHs
Forum: BMX
08-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By Viich

Cool viewpoint race video

Hi! I started racing BMX with my sons a year ago. I took this video of a recent race in the rain - was pretty cool. Traction was tough at the start, both front tire on the gate and rear tire until...
08-14-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,807
Posted By Viich

Getting one because it's fun is ok. I don't group...

Getting one because it's fun is ok. I don't group ride or race road bikes. I have a road bike with 2x10 gearing. It's fun to ride. I have another road bike with a 3sp Sturmey Archer hub. It's a fun,...
07-09-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,670
Posted By Viich

Get a trainer. You aren't going to get fit in the...

Get a trainer. You aren't going to get fit in the free time you have while shuttling multiple kids without stealing time, and they're very time-efficient. You pretty much have to ride 4 days a week...
06-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,764
Posted By Viich

Mine is pretty easy - I'd upgrade my road bike...

Mine is pretty easy - I'd upgrade my road bike though.

1. Road bike - currently '03 Specialized Allez (I think on year) - I'd really like to replace this with an Altruiste LeCorbo in a perfect...
06-05-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,350
Posted By Viich

I'm ambivalent about separated bike lanes -...

I'm ambivalent about separated bike lanes - they're appropriate for some streets, but not all. Many implementations increase the danger at every intersection, which are the most dangerous spots,...
06-05-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,128
Posted By Viich

I'd recommend the basket type - I've actually got...

I'd recommend the basket type - I've actually got a cargo bin with bike adapters. I'm looking at a North Shore or Recon rack now, but that's now that my kids and I have started BMX racing. The...
04-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,171
Posted By Viich

It was said above, but I do want to chime in that...

It was said above, but I do want to chime in that BMX racing is actually quite safe - things can go wrong, but - a reasonable amount of protection is required, more than the minimum is the norm, and...
Forum: BMX
04-03-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,673
Posted By Viich

I'm about 6' (just barely over), and have a long...

I'm about 6' (just barely over), and have a long inseam for my height at about 33.5". I can run a pretty wide variety without any negative effect so far.

I run 170s for most of my riding - old...
Forum: BMX
03-29-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Viich

My bike is a little bigger: ...

My bike is a little bigger:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/familybmxside1_1cea0d9def5a05be701d6f4beafa2897e1711e0b.jpg
Mine's an FMF from about 16 years ago, SE...
Forum: BMX
03-29-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Viich

Sure - my boys & their bikes bikes are a little...

Sure - my boys & their bikes bikes are a little bigger than the OP's, they both ride Junior sizes, not minis -...
01-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,440
Posted By Viich

100%, as long as you're careful when buying...

100%, as long as you're careful when buying replacements to get a replacement and not an 'upgrade'.
7 speed freewheel still works great. I use it on my winter / rain commuter - best part is that...
12-21-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By Viich

This has no impact on the cassette - the spacing...

This has no impact on the cassette - the spacing and cog width are the same, just different Rd and shifter.
11-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Viich

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had...

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had set up a bunch of different ways, currently 3sp Sturmey Archer. I bought it for $40 15 years ago, been my main commuter ever since. I found it at a bike...
10-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,779
Posted By Viich

I don't bother, just get wet.

I don't bother, just get wet.
Forum: BMX
09-05-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 32,389
Posted By Viich

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one...

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one thinks it's a midlife crisis because I haven't grown up yet ;)
08-29-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Viich

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://robertaxleproject.com/wind-trainer/
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By Viich

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my...

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my head......lots of others.

I bought a kinlin xr31 build kit from bikehubstore. If I were to do it over again, I would get the off-center rear rim,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,056
Posted By Viich

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think...

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think there're a bunch of them out there. Even if most people using 3 speeds aren't doing drops, there's a solid enough market that there are downtube and bar...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,056
Posted By Viich

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36,...

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36, I got it already with the crappy black paint from eBay for $15 including shipping. Bought a cheap rim from Amazon, or 'Bezos' company' as you say,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,056
Posted By Viich

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190707_123226_70ca15af61da08b61f271f71e19c4e37511780c6.jpg

The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next tape job is likely...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,056
Posted By Viich

Just Sturmey'd my Bianchi

So, my main commuter is now a 3 speed. Got a downtube shifter for the 3 speed wheel I built up over the winter, and that's the solution to my second derailleur explosion on that bike....
Forum: BMX
07-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,031
Posted By Viich

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is...

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is disassembled at the moment, so no comparison to it, but I'm not sure it's much of a baseline for anything.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,815
Posted By Viich

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single...

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single speed with a rear rim brake, was for winter biking. Loved it. Just built a wheel with a Sturmey 3sp drum brake hub - haven't switched the brake to...
Forum: BMX
06-30-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,031
Posted By Viich

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my...

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my boys can ride. Really more about the TT length & ST angle than wheel size - same as Bike Friday, Brompton, and mini-velos - locate the bars, cranks,...
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