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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Viich

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

Spoke tension probably too high. Higher isn't always better.
09-19-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Viich

Any HT2 cranks you can fit the crank arms fine....

Any HT2 cranks you can fit the crank arms fine. Just have them the same length and it'll work fine. I haven't tried to mix 9sp with 11sp, but 10sp with 11sp rings works absolutely fine.
Forum: BMX
09-17-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
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...
09-12-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,390
Posted By Viich

I've had something very similar happen - except...

I've had something very similar happen - except we were both moving a little faster, shortly after a traffic light. I was close enough that I had to swerve left to avoid when he hit the brakes hard,...
Forum: BMX
09-05-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Viich

Nice. Glad he likes it - that's a cool bike. A...

Nice. Glad he likes it - that's a cool bike. A freind of my son's showed up for their first race yesterday with an old looptail. Was pretty awesome. For a brake, any old V-brake will work to get him...
Forum: BMX
09-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Viich

Are you going to be racing it? My race bike is a...

Are you going to be racing it? My race bike is a steel FMF bike only a couple years newer.
Forum: BMX
09-04-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Viich

Late 90's Mongoose race bike - '97-'99 Mongoose...

Late 90's Mongoose race bike - '97-'99 Mongoose Menace maybe?

Doesn't look quite right for a supergoose, but I could be wrong.
08-27-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Viich

In addition to all of that, remember that some...

In addition to all of that, remember that some 2.4GHz Wifi channels are actually in the same frequency band as well. You might get better results with using a USB extension cable to position your...
08-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Viich

On your suggestions - I don't know how or why...

On your suggestions - I don't know how or why downhill, or even corner speed limits would help. It's fun, and spending more time coasting downhill doesn't help anyone, I don't think. There's no...
Forum: BMX
08-26-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
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, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Viich

I pedal a lot, I'm just not sitting down to do...

I pedal a lot, I'm just not sitting down to do it. I don't sit to sprint on my road bike either..... and the race is only 30-45 sec long, depending on the track.
Forum: BMX
08-24-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
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.
Forum: BMX
08-22-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Viich

cxwrench - nice build. What are you running for...

cxwrench - nice build. What are you running for gearing?



My seat is a little higher than most, as my bike older than a bunch of the kids I race against - but it hits me while pumping in...
08-21-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Viich

I've only tried RGT a few times - but it didn't...

I've only tried RGT a few times - but it didn't seem all that much worse than the Zwift Companion app. One of the drawbacks is that you absolutely NEED to have two devices, you need to run the app on...
08-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
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: 405
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.
08-19-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Viich

I picked that up when I was in the Atlanta area...

I picked that up when I was in the Atlanta area for work - they were explicitly happy that the transit system didn't go to their neighbourhood, and that expansion in their direction had been fought...
08-18-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Viich

Race selection is huge on this - so is...

Race selection is huge on this - so is ZwiftPower, though having the people who end up disqualified from results on ZwiftPower for being in the wrong category in the race definitely changes. Points...
08-17-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Viich

I'd encourage you to try out racing if you like...

I'd encourage you to try out racing if you like to get chasing - it's not really that important if you're near the front of the race or not. There are some really good points formats out there as...
08-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
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...
08-16-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Viich

The Giant Cypress are bizarrely massive frames. I...

The Giant Cypress are bizarrely massive frames. I had one a few years ago - I got a medium, and found it felt WAY too big. I'm 6' tall. I don't see how someone 5'2" could feel comfortable on that...
08-16-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Viich

Honestly that should be a couple minutes to...

Honestly that should be a couple minutes to repair - any shop that has BMX stuff should have those in stock, and it's not something that requires any special tools. Should be new wheel (or new hub),...
08-16-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By Viich

So, most of my outdoor rides have lower avg...

So, most of my outdoor rides have lower avg power, mostly because I coast a lot more, brake for stop signs, corners, etc. - lots more zeros on the road compared to Zwift. For a given climb or...
08-15-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Viich

There is a perfectly good method to remove those...

There is a perfectly good method to remove those freewheels, though they usually can't be re-used, well described at SheldonBrown.com - similar ones are used on entry level BMX race bikes. I've...
Forum: BMX
08-15-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By Viich

There's a direct message function in the forum,...

There's a direct message function in the forum, FYI
08-14-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,507
Posted By Viich

I know a number of people that have Kickr bikes,...

I know a number of people that have Kickr bikes, and most all of them are thrilled with them. There are issues - but probably a little fewer than the Wattbikes, based on the people I know - not a...
Forum: BMX
08-12-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By Viich

2004 (I think) FMF? (Pic next to my son's old DK...

2004 (I think) FMF? (Pic next to my son's old DK junior)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/familybmxside1_1cea0d9def5a05be701d6f4beafa2897e1711e0b.jpg
Forum: BMX
08-12-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,992
Posted By Viich

I really like the Daylight bikes, Chase carbon...

I really like the Daylight bikes, Chase carbon are unquestionably fast, as are the Meybo carbon. The Meybo stuff looks interesting. I love Yess bikes, but right now their factory's been shut down for...
08-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
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...
08-02-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Viich

I have a Kickr Core, which is a quality budget...

I have a Kickr Core, which is a quality budget direct drive. I previously had a Kickr Snap, which IMO is one of the top wheel-on trainers. The Core was a significant upgrade in reliability, 'road...
08-01-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Viich

Supercross?...

Supercross? https://www.supercrossbmx.com/products/supercross-bmx-bmx-balance-bike

Seriously, if they're using the balance bikes a lot, the BMX race companies make good ones because of the balance...
Forum: BMX
08-01-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Viich

Russ - not sure what tire you're running, as that...

Russ - not sure what tire you're running, as that can change the gearing as well, but in any case that is an absolutely MASSIVE gear. Very seldom does a top rider run very far above the classic 55...
07-26-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Viich

Do you have the old bottom bracket?

Do you have the old bottom bracket?
07-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
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.....
07-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Viich

Fat Lad (Lass) at the Back? fatladattheback.com...

Fat Lad (Lass) at the Back?
fatladattheback.com (https://fatladattheback.com/collections/womens-cycling-shorts-and-tights)
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Viich

Impressive. Only racing I'm doing is BMX.......

Impressive. Only racing I'm doing is BMX.... other than on Zwift. I'm considering trying CX this fall, but probably not this year. No reason to take the front brake off, at least by the BMX USA /...
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Viich

Good stuff! Are you racing as well? I got started...

Good stuff! Are you racing as well? I got started after my boys did.
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Viich

Hey Russ. I wouldn't go too nuts on a Redline...

Hey Russ.
I wouldn't go too nuts on a Redline MX. I get what you're saying about moving parts from a mini to a junior, but forks sometimes don't make that move so well unless you put a LOT of...
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By Viich

Race - I have an FMF 20" (22" top tube) and...

Race - I have an FMF 20" (22" top tube) and Redline Proline Pro 24 cruiser.
06-30-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Viich

So - bare minumum - you can run Zwift on a...

So - bare minumum - you can run Zwift on a mid-range android phone, and chromecast to a TV.
I used a laptop and chromecast to the TV for quite some time, ended up getting a new desktop using the TV...
06-28-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By Viich

It depends on the trainer. If you've a high...

It depends on the trainer. If you've a high quality fluid trainer that's been mapped by Zwift, your numbers are pretty close. Other trainers vary wildly from individual trainers of the same model,...
06-28-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Viich

Probably not a lot, but in my defense, I only had...

Probably not a lot, but in my defense, I only had the one spoke on hand....... I didn't WANT to find any more right then.
06-28-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Viich

As another option, if you like the Shimano Road...

As another option, if you like the Shimano Road calipers, these guys make an adapter for flat mount calipers on IS mount frames/forks. Only one I know of.

https://www.assolutions.ca/
06-26-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Viich

It's a "Weinmann GMax" wheel - just OEM-spec on...

It's a "Weinmann GMax" wheel - just OEM-spec on the Raleigh Merit 1 from 2016. Hub is unlabelled. 36spoke front and rear, but straight guage. Like I said, the 2 spokes that snapped so far are both...
06-26-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Viich

Heads snapping off spokes

Hey guys. I've got a wheel on a bike I support (family member) that has broken 2 spokes in 2 weeks. After the first one, I happened to have a spare of the right length so put the spare spoke in and...
06-26-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By Viich

As far as zPower estimation, I've seen people for...

As far as zPower estimation, I've seen people for whom their zPower numbers were off by 400% from the numbers they had when they finally got a power source. I have a powermeter on the road and a...
06-21-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Viich

BMX bars would be another option.

BMX bars would be another option.
06-20-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
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.
06-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Viich

This. If you're going to get one thing, get the...

This. If you're going to get one thing, get the power meter pedals to train with power indoors and out. If both is above budget, get a Kickr or Kickr Core as well as the power pedals. (disclaimer - I...
Forum: BMX
06-13-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Viich

I'm 6', I ride a 22" top tube. I feel fine on a...

I'm 6', I ride a 22" top tube. I feel fine on a 21.5", can do a 21" - a 20.5" I think would be a bit much. That being said - there's a lot of stuff that's as easy or easier to learn on a shorter...
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