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Old 08-06-16, 07:52 AM   #51
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Try setting the saddle height so that when you are sitting on it, you can straighten your leg with the arch of your foot on the pedal. Linus is a very well put together bike. Years ago, when I think they were just getting started, I went to their Santa Monica store because they were the only local supply of Proofhide. I checked out their bikes loved the colors and their choice of parts. They are very popular around here. I recently "Linused" one of my road bikes.
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Old 02-18-17, 05:43 PM   #52
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What am I missing.
Nothing. Linus bikes are a blast to commute on, especially the 8-speeds. As far as comparing it to a road bike or some other performance bike, I find that they are not as quick, internal hubs are a bit delicate that way, but they can be every bit as fast as a roadbike in the city if you want it to be.

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Old 02-24-17, 03:27 PM   #53
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Wow, a 6 month gap

In reference to the Nobel winning Linus, another famous Linus is Linus Torvolds. The man behind Linux. If you don't know what Linux is, and you have a mobile phone, you are holding some version of it or lines of code borrowed from it in your hands...Linus's changing the world!

With that out of the: in addition to changing the rear cog to change the effective range of the drive train, you may be able to install a rear derailleur, set the high/low limit screws to hold the alignment centered on the rear cog, then get a compact double and a friction shifter. The low is lower, the high is higher, and the derailleur takes the slack in the chain. I know it totally defeats the purpose of an internal gear hub, but a range of 15-130 gear inches would be the widest range & lowest and highest drivetrain around. If you were set back $50 in total from the local co-op I'd be surprised. There's an HTML5 gear calculator that would help you visualize for good non overlapping gear choices.

But, then again, just because you could, doesn't necessarily mean you should. It's only my problem solving brain kickin' out ideas here. How's the motor now with 6 months on? Hills better?
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Old 02-24-17, 03:40 PM   #54
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If you're going to put a derailleur on there anyway, you might as well dispense with the IGH.

And I don't think iPhones run linux.
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If you're going to put a derailleur on there anyway, you might as well dispense with the IGH.

And I don't think iPhones run linux.
Of course, and 15 gear inches is so low you would have a hard time staying upright anyway.

Apple on the other hand, (and I'm only speaking from my months of learning C and an equal time with both with out a GUI), when you start digging around at the command line is a real interesting mix of BSD and System V. If a command typed using one convention doesn't work, try it using the other. Linux/Unix often need only minor changes to port one to the other, so it seems to me, being familiar with both that Apple actively keeps an eye on the opensource community, sees a thing they like, port it over to Unix and now being ported and compiled into new code, hides behind the Unix licensing agreement.

Xbox, Tivo, your wireless router also has tons of Linux code running in it too.
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It's probably splitting hairs, especially outside the tech field but "Linux" refers primarily to a particular type of kernel. A ton of open source software gets packaged with that kernel, - a lot of which you'll also find on UNIX and other UNIX-like systems. In that sense there is a degree of similarity between macOS and Linux. However, macOS doesn't borrow much if anything from the Linux kernel, which is the part the Linus developed.

macOS and iOS both have a Darwin kernel that is based on Mach and the architecture of that kernel is quite a bit different than Linux.

Totally agree though that a lot of peoples' interactions with the world of the Internet and many "Smart" devices depend on Linux.

Linus did also create git to help maintain Linux and it is a wildly popular version control system.

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I love that this thread went all nerdy, says the dude posting from a Xubuntu 16.10 machine using jwm.

But the moral of the story is that you ride what you like. I have been chugging around Chapel Hill on a singlespeed for most of the last 4 years because it's just so entertaining.
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In reference to the Nobel winning Linus, another famous Linus is Linus Torvolds. The man behind Linux. If you don't know what Linux is, and you have a mobile phone, you are holding some version of it or lines of code borrowed from it in your hands...Linus's changing the world!
Not to mention, if you're using the Internet, everything you do passes through several computers that are all running Linux.
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nd they are much faster than me, naturally, because they're in better shape, they know what they're doing, and their bikes are probably faster/lighter. But the Linus bike itself is fun to ride, feels smooth and fast when I try to make it go fast (which isn't that often).
On the way home today, in the rain, I got passed by a young lady riding a mountain bike with 24" wheels and knobby tires. The motor is more important than the bike.
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The bike shop guy told me he wasn't really a fan of Linus bikes bc they are more for just around town riding, not really for commuting.
A rule of sales is: "Sell what you've got, disparage the rest."
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This seems to be a common mindset from what I've read about Linus. Maybe part of it is that the marketing is geared more toward relaxed short trips. But am I really missing out on something by commuting on it and not on a different bike? I don't see why it wouldn't be able to handle commutes and longer rides. It weighs about 33 pounds. Is that freakishly heavy? What am I missing.
Sounds like it's a fine bike. One of my own rules: By ignoring Marketing when considering the "purpose" of a bike, I gain access to a much wider variety of options for finding a bike that fits my body, budget, terrain, and aesthetic preferences. I'm confident that I understand the technology and can make my own choices.
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Per chance...
Anybody have or heard any experience about the Linus Gaston 3?
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Hey! I ride a green Linus mixte 8 speed for daily commuting too. Hello from the west coast!!

I agree with you about the gearing and the "slow feel." I've been debating getting a new bike with more gears to deal with my daily hills. Currently, I walk up the big one on the way home. It's ugly.

Funny that you pointed out the attention factor. This bime dosen't get much attention here. But I borrowed my frien's Rivendell Betty Foy and all I got was comments, stares and compliments all day with that ride - one guy even ran across the street to talk to me.
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