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11-08-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,503
Posted By adlai

The real reason? Because mountain and hybrid...

The real reason? Because mountain and hybrid bikes suck. But they're the most popular bikes. But the big tires and suspension and flat handlebars and the crappy gel seat actually isn't much fun to...
11-01-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,176
Posted By adlai

It is something that I often think about while...

It is something that I often think about while climbing a particular hill. It is about 40 meters I would say and the grade is like 30 in one section. I actually measure my fitness level by my ability...
10-27-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,326
Posted By adlai

So I recently completed a carbon bike build and I...

So I recently completed a carbon bike build and I was really surprised at how comfortable the thing was. Much more than my Alu or steel bikes.

btw, between alu and steel I could tell no...
10-20-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,652
Posted By adlai

Phone mounts. ​​​​​while I do use my phone...

Phone mounts.

​​​​​while I do use my phone while bicycling, I do so to look at the maps while at an intersection or to change the music or something. No need to have a phone mounts. Also road...
10-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,933
Posted By adlai

Update: I finally finished building the...

Update:

I finally finished building the bicycle this spring and rode it through summer and fall.

It works well though at one point the advent derailleur hanger bent probably from a bad shift...
10-11-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,176
Posted By adlai

It is okay to walk up steep hills

I feel like so much engineering goes into making it faster to climb hills. From ebike systems to lightweight frames, to the gearing drive train systems.

It's okay to just walk up the hill. If you...
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By adlai

First recumbent

Got a catrike 700 setup and biked it around. I liked it. Thoughts:

1. Gearing was too high. My area is hilly and this thing is geared with a deore on a triple.

2. Surprisingly comfortable. I...
09-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,371
Posted By adlai

The Ford C-Max is a hidden gem and an outstanding...

The Ford C-Max is a hidden gem and an outstanding value for a car.

The best part? Hybrid operation means that oil changes happen ever 15k miles and brakes last 100k miles.

It can fit two...
09-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By adlai

Raleigh Clubman through axle rear wtf?

the bicycle started having a clicking sound coming from the rear wheel so I've refurbished the wheel.

It's really weird.

I don't know the brand of the hub but it has two different sized ball...
05-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By adlai

Shimano 105 5600 hubs refurbishing

I bought a pair of 105 5600 hubs cheap. Now I see why.

The cones are pitted.

It isn't readily apparent how to find replacement cones. It also appears that the replacements that can be found...
05-12-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 22,507
Posted By adlai

I guess we shouldn’t listen to anything while...

I guess we shouldn’t listen to anything while driving our cars either. For that matter, we should remove any noise deadening materials from our cars. We should install microphones to amplify the...
05-10-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 22,507
Posted By adlai

well also a lot of riders are jerks while riding,...

well also a lot of riders are jerks while riding, taking up the entire center lane.

sure, you have the right, but if some guy messes up you’re screwed.

I always ride as far to the right as I...
05-08-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,565
Posted By adlai

Look at the range of that drivetrain. Tiny front...

Look at the range of that drivetrain. Tiny front crank, gigantic cassette
04-21-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By adlai

most single speed bikes have a front crank of...

most single speed bikes have a front crank of like 44 or 46. The SRAM actually is an overdrive hub eg the cog setup has to be able to climb hills.
04-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,296
Posted By adlai

Also the other thing is that I usually go with...

Also the other thing is that I usually go with like a 48 or 46 on the top of a double.

A triple isn't about the granny gear. It is about the middle gear, the 42 or 38t in the middle.
04-19-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,880
Posted By adlai

Good eye. . But considering I only paid $100...

Good eye. .

But considering I only paid $100 for the bike, finding a matching mavic cxp21 rim is harder than it should be
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04-15-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By adlai

I second the automatix sram. Very impressed with...

I second the automatix sram. Very impressed with it.

Only hard part is getting the gearing right. Probably the best front crank size for that hub is like 38t
04-13-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By adlai

Brooks leather with a cutout. B17. Bought it from...

Brooks leather with a cutout. B17. Bought it from Amazon for $80.

Gyes leather. From eBay for $65.

Not sure which is better. Brooks slides around a lot more.
04-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By adlai

Sprung saddles are great

I've tried out a few sprung saddles recently on my road bike. The saddle is typically situated a little above the handlebars and sloped downwards.
It's the best saddle experience I've ever had....
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