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Forum: Fatbikes
01-25-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By Viich

I've got fatty strippers on my "to buy" list - I...

I've got fatty strippers on my "to buy" list - I have an old cheapo bikesdirect gravity fatbike, and when I tried tubeless it just wouldn't hold. From where I had issues, pretty sure that Fatty...
01-23-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Viich

The thing about used markets is that other than...

The thing about used markets is that other than high-end, it's pretty local. Most people aren't willing to put the trust in on shipping unless a bike is something really special (and your bike is a...
01-20-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By Viich

I put a GRX 400 group (Tiagra 4700 equivalent...

I put a GRX 400 group (Tiagra 4700 equivalent with 10sp with the 11sp cable pull) and was extremely impressed with how well the longer pull works. I wouldn't say that 5700 is a huge upgrade on 5600 -...
01-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By Viich

There's a trick cable routing you can use with...

There's a trick cable routing you can use with Shimano that will get you there. SheldonBrown.com
01-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,563
Posted By Viich

I definitely wouldn't ride a bike from a shop...

I definitely wouldn't ride a bike from a shop without going over it either. Say what you want, at most shops there is a wide variety of expertise, and you never know who will work on your bike. I've...
01-18-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By Viich

I swapped to drop bars for my winter bike - used...

I swapped to drop bars for my winter bike - used an early 90's bike with cantilever brakes, drop bar, bar end shifters. 7 speed stuff is mostly compatible - you might have to swap front derailleurs...
01-14-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Viich

Only thing about the Core (and all the direct...

Only thing about the Core (and all the direct drive trainers) is that you need to have 130mm rear spacing, and some 7sp were still the older 126mm - though if your old bike is steel you can just...
01-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,784
Posted By Viich

Dude, you should just come out and do BMX racing....

Dude, you should just come out and do BMX racing. Races at the national this past weekend (8-9 Jan 22) were as fast as under 20sec with 3 corners.

Shifting will kill you in a sprint that short,...
01-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Viich

I'm in Ottawa, so similar conditions - I have a...

I'm in Ottawa, so similar conditions - I have a fatbike (first year with it) and have a drop bar bike with 35mm studded. Several points:

1. Fatbike is great - lets you use trails, pathways, etc....
01-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Viich

Those recommendations on the mom-blog-sites are...

Those recommendations on the mom-blog-sites are mostly garbage. Companies that build good bikes can absolutely get the geometry right for kids - but might be a little more focused on kids that want...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-24-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,236
Posted By Viich

So, back to topic. I bought a used, 3-ish yo...

So, back to topic.

I bought a used, 3-ish yo Gravity Bullseye Monster.
I was very lucky to fine this bike for a decent price. Has 2x8 SRAM, 135 / 170 QR...... and it's a pile of fun. Definitely...
Forum: BMX
12-21-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,028
Posted By Viich

Depends on the bike. A lot of BMX use 25.4mm, for...

Depends on the bike. A lot of BMX use 25.4mm, for which you pretty much can't find a dropper post. If the bike has a 27.2mm post, those can be found. They usually don't have a huge amount of travel...
Forum: BMX
12-20-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,028
Posted By Viich

I'm back to the beginning though - the OP asked...

I'm back to the beginning though - the OP asked about commuting a couple miles on a BMX, not buying a folder. You're jumping into the BMX forum with something unrelated. I don't think anyone who...
12-20-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By Viich

Not a lot you can do about someone with the...

Not a lot you can do about someone with the mindset that they should punish this bike rider for what another rider did. I don't see how someone with that mindset is a functioning member of a sane...
12-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Viich

You very well could be getting ice on the actual...

You very well could be getting ice on the actual derailleur as well - but the cable pull should be enough force to move it anyway.

I usually carry a lubricating lock de-icer and spray the...
12-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By Viich

I will say I like these intersections. ...

I will say I like these intersections.

Ottawa is TRYING a whole lot to see how it works.

Some of the best things:

Loads of pathways. Many of them not along roads. These are amazing, even if...
12-16-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By Viich

This is actually opposite to my experience. I...

This is actually opposite to my experience. I have bike commuted in Ottawa for 9 years. I've had exactly one encounter with someone that got heated, and that was 8 years ago (driver pulled right into...
12-08-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Viich

I just want to chime in that I've tried road-pull...

I just want to chime in that I've tried road-pull cable disc - and I prefer cantilever brakes. I had one bike set up with mechanical disc, and got rid of it, as the braking was worse than road rim...
12-06-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By Viich

Yea, I keep as many bikes as I can 10sp Shimano /...

Yea, I keep as many bikes as I can 10sp Shimano / Sram to be able to put everyone's bikes on the direct drive trainers in the winter without swapping cassettes.
Forum: BMX
12-05-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Viich

I can't comment on their quality, never used them.

I can't comment on their quality, never used them.
Forum: BMX
12-04-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Viich

Adventure Components is the logo. Looks like...

Adventure Components is the logo.

Looks like the "raceday" hub.

Raceday (http://www.adventurecomponents.com/raceday.htm)
11-28-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,556
Posted By Viich

I use these, and don't use pinned pedals in the...

I use these, and don't use pinned pedals in the winter:...
Forum: BMX
11-28-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,028
Posted By Viich

2-3 miles you can ride the whole way standing, or...

2-3 miles you can ride the whole way standing, or get a 'warm-up post extender' if you have a 27.2 seatpost. It's a race BMX thing.

I'm a race guy, and have a longer post than I should on my...
11-24-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Viich

Unless there's an existing condition (asthma), I...

Unless there's an existing condition (asthma), I don't think riding in cold should be a concern. I certainly regularly ride at -20C. Generally you'll be riding easy anyway just based on risk of ice...
11-22-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Viich

I think just normal full-finger gloves should be...

I think just normal full-finger gloves should be fine at 5C as coldest temp? Can get some fingerless knit gloves to put over top if he's still cold.
11-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Viich

I've done 7 on 5 & 8 on 7. It's been a while, so...

I've done 7 on 5 & 8 on 7. It's been a while, so I forgot about the cable routing trick.
11-15-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Viich

You're right, I made a mistake there. Though it's...

You're right, I made a mistake there. Though it's not completely wrong that you can make this stuff work together, I exaggerated compatibility quite a bit.

You can use 8sp with 7sp, and 7sp with 5...
11-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Viich

8sp shifters will work fine with 7sp - or 5 or 6,...

8sp shifters will work fine with 7sp - or 5 or 6, for that matter - spacing was all the same.
11-14-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 56,540
Posted By Viich

I recently rented a couple-year old, carbon...

I recently rented a couple-year old, carbon frame, 105-equipped Roubaix on a weekend during a business trip. It was fine, I didn't have any problems with it, except - I really prefer my 20-yo steel...
11-13-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Viich

By rule of thumb, should be fine - anything...

By rule of thumb, should be fine - anything (except front derailleurs) Shimano MTB 9 speed and below will work with anything road 10speed and below, except the current 10sp stuff that uses the same...
10-21-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,553
Posted By Viich

Spelger - my routine - start up at least 30min...

Spelger - my routine - start up at least 30min ahead of time. Do some free riding before the event and ride around for my warmup - you should get taken to the event automatically 5min before if...
Forum: BMX
10-20-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,055
Posted By Viich

I'll occasionally not wear a helmet to ride a...

I'll occasionally not wear a helmet to ride a bike to the store - but I wouldn't recommend that. For BMX, on or off the track, helmet 100%. I always wear a full-face on the track, even to practice.
...
10-14-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Viich

FYI I'm still using my Rylo as a 3D action cam,...

FYI I'm still using my Rylo as a 3D action cam, but using PC video editing software (HitFilm Express, but others work) - you can pull the video off the SD card, just can't use the highest resolution...
10-10-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Viich

I'm sorry, I don't think I can understand what...

I'm sorry, I don't think I can understand what you're asking, whether you're trying to message or post a picture, not sure what a URL hurdle is, or what a face page is. Can you try to rephrase, and...
10-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
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: Commuting
10-08-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By Viich

Meh. I'm on Fabric Scoop right now, have no...

Meh. I'm on Fabric Scoop right now, have no issues. All the narrower models seem to be about twice the price, I'm probably done. My wife has taken my B-17s now anyway.
10-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,111
Posted By Viich

Tennis is far better than ROAD cycling for a-hole...

Tennis is far better than ROAD cycling for a-hole factor. After the attitude I got going to an OUTREACH from the local club, I'm out. BMX racing I find good.
10-05-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By Viich

GCN+ is geolocked, Flo Cycling has exclusive...

GCN+ is geolocked, Flo Cycling has exclusive rights to virtually all cycling for Canada, as far as I know.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By Viich

I 100% agree. New B-17 is really comfy, it gets...

I 100% agree. New B-17 is really comfy, it gets less comfortable as it ages. I've given up on them, they don't last more than a year or two before they start getting way too soft.
10-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By Viich

Innsbruck I think is a great addition to Zwift -...

Innsbruck I think is a great addition to Zwift - that and Watopia Epic / Epic Reverse are the only climbs of that length (Shorter than Alpe & Ven-Top, longer than the London climbs / Volcano).
I...
10-01-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Viich

I'd say it depends - the steel skewers that come...

I'd say it depends - the steel skewers that come with trainers, or the old ones that looked like them, are a little stronger, and a little heavier. It'll probably be fine. The trainer skewers are...
09-27-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,364
Posted By Viich

As someone who had to wear knee braces to play...

As someone who had to wear knee braces to play soccer, then took up 100km/wk running (built gradually over 6 years to that) and haven't had knee problems since, even after cutting back the running -...
09-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,364
Posted By Viich

Running is far better than cycling for healthy...

Running is far better than cycling for healthy knees, BTW. Too much cycling / not enough weight bearing will be bad for your joints. The exception to this would obviously be if you've previously had...
Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Viich

Not too much. I don't think that fits Haro serial...

Not too much. I don't think that fits Haro serial number format perfectly. Only think it MIGHT be is a Haro F2 with that serial number, I think.

Depending on the bike, might be able to tell what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
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: 6
Views: 424
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: 274
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: 203
Views: 7,412
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: 417
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: 417
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.
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