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11-28-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,784
Posted By jefnvk

Thanks all, the question has been answered for...

Thanks all, the question has been answered for me, the scope of which was merely whether there were any issues with it on a trainer or being broken in on the bike with a slightly different seating...
11-27-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,784
Posted By jefnvk

Breaking in Brooks

So when I was setting up my trainer for the winter, I remembered that I had some Brooks I bought a while back before my move last summer and never did anything with. I want to get at least one of...
06-17-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,135
Posted By jefnvk

Of course I can always find exceptions to the...

Of course I can always find exceptions to the rule, but I'd wager a bet that the overwhelming majority of folks using them are doing so because they aren't fit enough one way or another to do what...
06-16-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,444
Posted By jefnvk

I like my wired computer. As folks have said,...

I like my wired computer. As folks have said, its nice to know how far I've gone and how far I have to go. If I want more detailed data, I generally have my Strava running on my phone in my back...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,367
Posted By jefnvk

One thing no one ever mentions? If you don't...

One thing no one ever mentions? If you don't have a phone stuck on your handlebars giving you turn by turn routes, practice navigation. It is one thing to ride a bike up and down a route or area...
06-15-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By jefnvk

Doesn't matter if it is a bike or car, if you go...

Doesn't matter if it is a bike or car, if you go off the pavement, don't panic, just slow down and pick a safe place to get back on :thumb:
06-15-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,135
Posted By jefnvk

Most of them don't go any faster than the...

Most of them don't go any faster than the majority of the population can do on their own, certainly not faster than the peleton riding on the MUP.
06-15-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,135
Posted By jefnvk

Folks that get pissy about an ebike anywhere...

Folks that get pissy about an ebike anywhere outside of a formal race setting need to get a life. I could maybe concede a groomed MTB trail system too, I'm still 50/50 on that, just from the fact...
06-14-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By jefnvk

Only flats I have th I'd recommend are Race Face...

Only flats I have th I'd recommend are Race Face Chesters. Not sure how they look on a 90s MTB, but they are awesome.
06-14-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,714
Posted By jefnvk

Define "serious". My wife enjoys her...

Define "serious".

My wife enjoys her aluminum road bike just fine. We do 50+ mile rides, which I do believe would put us well into the 99.9 percentile of folks who ride bikes. It was a steal of...
06-13-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,714
Posted By jefnvk

Meh my fat bike and three of my wife's bikes are...

Meh my fat bike and three of my wife's bikes are aluminum. They all work just fine.

Most of my bikes are steel, only because that is what popped up with everything else I wanted when I was buying.
06-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,108
Posted By jefnvk

You need a seat that fits your butt, price has no...

You need a seat that fits your butt, price has no effect on comfort. My current favorite is 30 year old Avocet Tourings I have to find on eBay. My absolute favorite was the cheap OEM saddle that...
06-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,802
Posted By jefnvk

Pro tip: legal advice screamed out the window...

Pro tip: legal advice screamed out the window from a moving vehicle is often not correct.
06-03-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By jefnvk

In addition to what was stated above, if you want...

In addition to what was stated above, if you want to search a specific subforum, you can add site:bikeforums.net/{subforum name from title bar} to your search. SO to search General Cycling for rear...
06-02-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,265
Posted By jefnvk

Ha yep, it was just a small part of the story on...

Ha yep, it was just a small part of the story on all the different times his bike had been stolen, I just found this one particularly creative!
06-02-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,265
Posted By jefnvk

And my favorite story of bike theft came from a...

And my favorite story of bike theft came from a guy in Amsterdam who had his bike stolen: the guys who did dressed up as city workers and simply stole every bike that was locked up in a place it...
06-02-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By jefnvk

Assuming this is serious: you won't stop that...

Assuming this is serious: you won't stop that well once the system gets warm. It is called brake fade: once a fluid starts to reach its boiling point, it starts to turn to a gas, which is very...
06-01-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,934
Posted By jefnvk

I prefer indexing on my 10 speed, but friction...

I prefer indexing on my 10 speed, but friction isn't hard to use on 8 and lower.
05-30-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,976
Posted By jefnvk

Fair enough! I don't find them overpriced...

Fair enough! I don't find them overpriced persay, but there are no regular deals to be had outside of the couple times a year storewide sales and garage sale. Both of those can yield some good...
05-30-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,746
Posted By jefnvk

No, its not. I've got a pressure gauge for my...

No, its not. I've got a pressure gauge for my fat bike that reads to the quarter pound, and I don't have any issue with air loss when using it. As others have said, get one with a bleeder, pump a...
05-30-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,976
Posted By jefnvk

No clue what happened with the OP, but that...

No clue what happened with the OP, but that statement is false. I bought my fat bike mail order, from a shop in Salt Lake City, they built the thing up, then took it apart to ship it to me, so the...
05-30-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,648
Posted By jefnvk

I use a lot of their stuff on my C&V bikes, in...

I use a lot of their stuff on my C&V bikes, in many cases they are the only ones that have what I need. Good bang for the buck in the cases I've used them.

Canti brakes are cast metal. Pretty...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,953
Posted By jefnvk

What I have done on bike tours by myself is...

What I have done on bike tours by myself is completely different than what I do on bike trips with my wife. Tip: don't plan a trip you want to do, plan a trip she wants to do and incorporate...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,632
Posted By jefnvk

Agree with Tourist. I get my top hooks hanging...

Agree with Tourist. I get my top hooks hanging how I want them, then just turn the bottom to fit whatever bar I have convenient on the rack. All the bottom does is keep the bag from flopping around...
05-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,976
Posted By jefnvk

So a parent getting a kid a decent bike and...

So a parent getting a kid a decent bike and asking questions so that either he knows it'll suit his kid or so he knows how to properly maintain it is a bad thing? Would you prefer he just go to...
05-29-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By jefnvk

Congrats! That said, try not to focus too...

Congrats!

That said, try not to focus too much on average speed, unless you are training for racing. Focus on getting through your increasing length ride with what your body is telling you, not...
05-27-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,976
Posted By jefnvk

I've got a lot of hobbies. Bikes, fishing,...

I've got a lot of hobbies. Bikes, fishing, shooting, homebrewing, cars, hockey, etc. All of them more or less follow the same pattern: out of ten "local" shops, one or two will truly be a welcomed...
05-26-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,265
Posted By jefnvk

I use cable locks because they are a helluva lot...

I use cable locks because they are a helluva lot easier to carry and use than U-locks and take care of 97% of theft I'm worried about. I reserve U-locks for touring and leaving my bike outside...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,405
Posted By jefnvk

Took a while for folks here to convince me of...

Took a while for folks here to convince me of that, but this -^, x10000.
05-26-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,976
Posted By jefnvk

REIs by me aren't LBS. That is a good thing. It...

REIs by me aren't LBS. That is a good thing. It means they actually have what I want to buy in stock and people who are capable of working on whatever isn't the latest and greatest hyperbike. If I...
05-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By jefnvk

If it fits you and you like it, cool. I've...

If it fits you and you like it, cool.

I've got a box of saddles that prove that cost (in either direction) has nothing to do with what is comfortable to me.
05-21-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,363
Posted By jefnvk

If you can fit it, 2". I have a 1-1/4" on the ST...

If you can fit it, 2". I have a 1-1/4" on the ST cause that is all that will fit with the center exhaust, I hate it.
05-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By jefnvk

I mean, I can't say there is no chance for older...

I mean, I can't say there is no chance for older or damaged fobs. I used to do environmental testing on automotive parts, I've got exactly zero issue with my fob getting wet in the manner that it...
05-18-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By jefnvk

Izumis and Garneaus are most comfortable on my...

Izumis and Garneaus are most comfortable on my hands. I like the Garneaus better because they have the loops to pull them off.

But seriously, they're gloves, buy whatever is comfortable in your...
05-18-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By jefnvk

Fobs are sealed to the point where rain won't...

Fobs are sealed to the point where rain won't hurt it. Wouldn't go submerging it, but precipitation isn't gonna be a killer.
05-18-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,231
Posted By jefnvk

Or you can buy it, sit on it for 360 days,...

Or you can buy it, sit on it for 360 days, realize that a bike isn't for you as it is just collecting dust in the garage, return it, and I can buy a nice $1300 bike for $350 when it shows up at the...
05-18-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,572
Posted By jefnvk

I don't generally care how fast I'm going. I do,...

I don't generally care how fast I'm going. I do, however, like to know exactly how far I've gone, especially if I am doing an out and back.

Only bike I ride that doesn't have one is my fat bike,...
05-14-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,572
Posted By jefnvk

I like the Cateye Velos. Couple different models...

I like the Cateye Velos. Couple different models so you can choose the level of features you need. Basic model is under $30, IIRC. Didn't mention which you wanted, but they have both wireless and...
05-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By jefnvk

I'd venture 99.9% of the bike owning public know...

I'd venture 99.9% of the bike owning public know nothing about the Bike Registry.
05-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,597
Posted By jefnvk

Yep, just demonstrating my logic why I'd believe...

Yep, just demonstrating my logic why I'd believe the MSRP to be closer to the $85 mark online than the OPs LBS! I generally find when you have dozens of shops selling at the exact same price to the...
05-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,597
Posted By jefnvk

OK? I do know Tree Fort is a LBS, I've bought a...

OK? I do know Tree Fort is a LBS, I've bought a lot of stuff by walking through their front door. I can either choose to believe that the OPs LBS is selling at MSRP, and that Tree Fort and Jenson...
05-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,597
Posted By jefnvk

Every online shop has it right at $85, including...

Every online shop has it right at $85, including Jenson and Tree Fort, so I suspect it is pretty close. EDIT: oops Sy Reene got to it before me!

If it were $90-95, I would be fine, but a $30...
05-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,826
Posted By jefnvk

I like how the local Performance Bike used to do...

I like how the local Performance Bike used to do things: when they had multiple mechanics on duty, one was assigned to "quick" jobs. Need a tube changed, a new chain, an accessory you bought...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By jefnvk

For your price point, I agree with everyone that...

For your price point, I agree with everyone that says to find a decent old 90's rigid MTB. If you can find a touring bike in your price range, it'd be a good choice, but they're not that common, at...
05-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By jefnvk

Meh, I've got a Trek 520 and a Univega...

Meh, I've got a Trek 520 and a Univega Superstrada and at least one other BMX bike that need to be gone at some point, but I'm not really up for randos coming to my house right now. Same going for...
05-06-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,232
Posted By jefnvk

Heh, you're lucky I keep a messy email inbox and...

Heh, you're lucky I keep a messy email inbox and found some old post quotes, cause I sold that bike at least three years ago! Looks like RL340. Don't recall an issue with their size on my hands,...
05-04-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By jefnvk

Yeah I had mine on all weekend. Still rattles...

Yeah I had mine on all weekend. Still rattles around in there, and with the Focus ST having the center exhaust and needing the 19mm wrench to get the pin in and out, kinda a PITA to attach and...
05-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By jefnvk

Tread pattern matters little in a bike tire....

Tread pattern matters little in a bike tire. Softer compounds and lower pressures can help, but unless you are racing just slow down and use common sense. Bike trires are going slow enough and have...
05-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By jefnvk

Not a fan of the pin that came with the kit...

Not a fan of the pin that came with the kit thought, its some sort of weird screw in thing, so I probably will replace that with a regular locking pin. Needed one for the trailer anyhow.
05-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By jefnvk

Thanks all, ended up going for a Thule Double...

Thanks all, ended up going for a Thule Double Track Pro (9054) from the LBS, as the wife is off for a few days and really wants to go riding this weekend. My road bike is stuck on the wall behind the...
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