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Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By sloppy12

go to goodwill or whatever thrift store. they...

go to goodwill or whatever thrift store. they always have wool stuff super cheap. some of the heavier winter stuff is gonna be "ugly sweater" material but when its $2 who cares.
05-04-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By sloppy12

I would go with the charge. they seem like...

I would go with the charge. they seem like pretty decent bikes I just gave one of the IGH versions away. For philly Biggest tires you can get and tubeless. the brakes will be OK those arent the...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By sloppy12

sounds like all marketing BS. I have a hard...

sounds like all marketing BS. I have a hard time even reading when I see stuff like "life span"...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By sloppy12

I dont stop just ride different bikes. the fat...

I dont stop just ride different bikes. the fat bike comes out on the days that cars can barely make it down the road..
04-29-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By sloppy12

Q factor and crank length would be the first...

Q factor and crank length would be the first thing I would look at.

If its a qfactor thing it will probably just go away. Lots of fat bike people have some muscle issues when they switch back...
04-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 861
Posted By sloppy12

the Schwinn might be a step thru. Not that it...

the Schwinn might be a step thru. Not that it changes things just use a rack style battery. just something to consider..
04-28-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,025
Posted By sloppy12

Just throwing this out there but you sound like...

Just throwing this out there but you sound like you ride a little on the aggressive side. if the brakes in question( as mentioned above) only move one pad just get used to it. If you upgrade make...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,675
Posted By sloppy12

Thats still not really a plan. at some point the...

Thats still not really a plan. at some point the electrical outlets that are "free" will dry up... Now its a 60 to 80lb bike plus gear and a "dead" body that the dogs will have to drag.

Lets be...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,675
Posted By sloppy12

Have you even ridden a bike with the dogs? ...

Have you even ridden a bike with the dogs? Generally people teach their dogs to run with them on a bike not to pull them... Its not really safe for a dog to pull you(like for you mostly) pulling a...
04-22-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 694
Posted By sloppy12

Yes they work. they generally are a huge PITA...

Yes they work. they generally are a huge PITA to install. Unless you are going to run stupid low pressure or are bombing rock gardens on a bike packing trip I dont feel like they are needed.
04-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By sloppy12

I think I will bid $1 sight unseen.

I think I will bid $1 sight unseen.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By sloppy12

do you own a old bike tire? because they...

do you own a old bike tire? because they mudflap fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By sloppy12

No its easy. Yes you can without a issue do it...

No its easy. Yes you can without a issue do it in the dark and rain. Rain might actually make it just a tad easier to stick the plug in.
03-29-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By sloppy12

that's to clean to send off to college. lol..

that's to clean to send off to college. lol..
03-22-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By sloppy12

microshift, micronew, sensah(might be 2x only...

microshift, micronew, sensah(might be 2x only cant remember.), shimano turney
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By sloppy12

I have the 420 and it works. Really no...

I have the 420 and it works. Really no complaints the 750 looks like a upgrade.
03-10-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By sloppy12

I assume this is a direct drive hub motor you...

I assume this is a direct drive hub motor you want to use? If so pretty much guarantee you wont want to ride it with no power. they suck pretty bad unpowered. For a test ride sure I can see...
03-10-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By sloppy12

I dont think that is true. The value proposition...

I dont think that is true. The value proposition is not there for a restore though. and the FFS is something that is not that awesome.

I have fixed a few up and if I find them free I will fix...
03-10-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,226
Posted By sloppy12

I was riding this morning and thought man I am...

I was riding this morning and thought man I am taking these stupid studded tires off this weekend.

Next corner giant Ice slick in the road, and another and another. I swear every stupid puddle...
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By sloppy12

I use them for hanging on a nail in my garage

I use them for hanging on a nail in my garage
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By sloppy12

Park in WV at the start of the panhandle trail...

Park in WV at the start of the panhandle trail ride that to montour and montour to Pittsburgh. there is a hotel and walmart real close to the trail head. crime rates are lower plus its free parking....
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By sloppy12

Nope. not usable steering anyway. besides the...

Nope. not usable steering anyway. besides the bags aren't rigid the move out of the way if you are on tight tech stuff.
02-28-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By sloppy12

brake cleaner is absolutely fine to use on a...

brake cleaner is absolutely fine to use on a rotor. just like you describe spray on a rag and wipe off the rotor.
02-25-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By sloppy12

Ice storm last night. glad I had studs this...

Ice storm last night. glad I had studs this morning.
02-18-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,129
Posted By sloppy12

a bad thing happening doesn't mean that good...

a bad thing happening doesn't mean that good things cant come from it.

Lack of road traffic was a thing that happened and it was nice.
02-18-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,129
Posted By sloppy12

"thought experiment" didn't that kinda actually...

"thought experiment" didn't that kinda actually happen with lock downs? I was riding to work (essential) and there were no cars it was great...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-14-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By sloppy12

I kinda thought the sram brake thing on fatties...

I kinda thought the sram brake thing on fatties was because of the DOT fluid. Because they keep working when its cold.
Forum: Touring
02-03-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By sloppy12

a friend just got back, he said it was more hilly...

a friend just got back, he said it was more hilly than he had expected.
02-03-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By sloppy12

the ones we have are running ice spikers.

the ones we have are running ice spikers.
02-03-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By sloppy12

They are extremely heavy, they dont stop at all,...

They are extremely heavy, they dont stop at all, kinda fun to ride, Not that fun to carry to work on.

You will need to strong humans to get them to the ice. we "maintan" them at the coop..
01-31-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,741
Posted By sloppy12

been there before. lol

been there before. lol
01-27-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,155
Posted By sloppy12

Is it really odd that they slapped some IGH on...

Is it really odd that they slapped some IGH on crap bikes? I mean that was pretty much the hallmark of a entry level bike for years. whats odd is the bikes are kinda cool now because they are old.
01-26-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,131
Posted By sloppy12

I would use that grease for the name alone.

I would use that grease for the name alone.
01-25-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,155
Posted By sloppy12

Ha I Had two yugos and a buddy who raced them....

Ha I Had two yugos and a buddy who raced them. they were alot of fun to just beat on.
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By sloppy12

that doesn't seem like a bad price to me for that...

that doesn't seem like a bad price to me for that bike.

you should for sure be able to raise the stem.

I would rather have vbrakes anyway, and those tektro levers which are not original do...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By sloppy12

this is the reason "Iíve been commuting for more...

this is the reason "Iíve been commuting for more than 15 years but havenít had any specific training or anything"

Not a issue with gearing. its probably not even a issue with the bike. Seems...
01-20-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,130
Posted By sloppy12

See that dude should just haul a grill and cook...

See that dude should just haul a grill and cook some BBQ as he rides around. lol like the icream man only with meat..
01-19-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,130
Posted By sloppy12

I know what the job entails just fine. I...

I know what the job entails just fine. I actually dont know any current or former messengers/delivery guys that have any issue with people using a ebike for that kind of work, none of them care in...
01-19-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,130
Posted By sloppy12

GTFO its not a exclusive club its a freaking...

GTFO its not a exclusive club its a freaking transportation job. Bikes are not hard to ride 6 year old kids do it, Ebikes are not hard to ride, If someone was fast without e assist they will...
01-19-22, 08:14 AM
01-18-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,254
Posted By sloppy12

Yeah but the mech engineer said. lol

Yeah but the mech engineer said. lol
01-18-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,974
Posted By sloppy12

there is no way to stop a flat. you either make...

there is no way to stop a flat. you either make it with a slow leak, fix it wherever it totally fails, or uber. cold weather can make things go sideways way quicker with a flat. I always carry 2...
01-14-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,155
Posted By sloppy12

The grip shifts are terrible for little kids. ...

The grip shifts are terrible for little kids. maybe some of them can work the things but most cant. even if the throw is to far on a click type shifter they can still at least do that maybe awkward...
01-14-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,155
Posted By sloppy12

Kids bikes in general IMO are all low end(I...

Kids bikes in general IMO are all low end(I exclude BMX and racing exclusive bikes). only a few brands even remotely care about the kid riding the bike the rest care about a price point.
01-13-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,996
Posted By sloppy12

I sitting right next to two commuter bikes with...

I sitting right next to two commuter bikes with everything you describe. One is marketed as a touring/gravel bike the other is more of a gravel bike. I guess the lack of schrader valves keep them...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,186
Posted By sloppy12

I cant see why it would. a tree falling on a guy...

I cant see why it would. a tree falling on a guy riding a bike will be way worse than a tree falling on a car though. and I have watched a couple trees and big limbs fall while riding
Forum: Commuting
01-11-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By sloppy12

Mine is on the basket leg but could be mount on...

Mine is on the basket leg but could be mount on the fork to. no issues with lighting up the road.

...
01-05-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,690
Posted By sloppy12

I refuse to count what I have.

I refuse to count what I have.
01-05-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,852
Posted By sloppy12

50-100K miles on a aluminum trek seems about...

50-100K miles on a aluminum trek seems about right to me for a lifespan.
Seemed like there were several words surrounding the 10 year comment that will lead a reasonable person to say that its more...
12-31-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,637
Posted By sloppy12

Nope. just make sure the ones you are looking...

Nope. just make sure the ones you are looking at are for "MTB 22.2" in grip area not road bike.
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