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06-01-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By The Big Wheel

After read this article I am going to be...

After read this article I am going to be purchasing the 2.15" version.

https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/tire-size-chart-for-bicycle-rim.html
05-30-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By The Big Wheel

Will This Tire Fit on This Rim?

I'm going to be purchasing Bafang 500w front electric kit that comes with a rim stating that it will fit a tire 1.5" to 2.25" (second photo in the link below)
...
05-26-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By The Big Wheel

Front Hub Motor on a Cargo Bike?

I have a Yuba Mundo cargo bicycle that I am going to be turning into an electric bicycle. I first wanted to buy the BBSHD kit for it but decided not to because I don't want to deal with the...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By The Big Wheel

Soid Full Fenders for 2.5 inch tire.

I have a Yuba Mundo Classico and I'm going to be purchasing a set of Hookworms in 2.5" (63.5 mm) size but I can't seem to find fenders that are wide enough for full tire coverage. Any ideas?
05-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By The Big Wheel

Is 72V Safe?

I have a cargo bike, a Yuba Mundo Classic, it's 7 feet long and I'm thinking of going with a rear hub 72V 2000 watt motor and 72V battery. I keep reading how some members are saying that 52V is...
05-03-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By The Big Wheel

What’s the difference between the cassette and freewheel?

What’s the difference between the cassette and freewheel?


I'm about to build an electric bike and the seller wants to know if my rear tire has a cassette or freewheel for the gears.


The...
04-27-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By The Big Wheel

Post Bafang BBSHD Mid Drive Maintenance

So after years of research and thinking about going to the dark side I'm finally made up my mind and I'm going to be installing the Bafang BBSHD kit on my cargo bike. How often (in miles) do you...
04-15-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By The Big Wheel

Update: Thanks everyone for the advice. I...

Update:

Thanks everyone for the advice. I only glanced at the brake but now that I inspected it more closely what happened was that near the brake lever, where there is that small silver cylinder...
04-12-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By The Big Wheel

Rear Brake Sticks

I'm trying to tune a bike with rim brakes. When I pull the right lever on the handlebars the rear brake engages...but then it doesn't let go, I have to pull the brake lever manually back up again to...
09-03-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By The Big Wheel

My Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite Hybrid Tire came...

My Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite Hybrid Tire came in today, took it straight to my local bike shop that's like half a mile from my house.

Get this, they are all out of 700x35 tubes LOL. Of course...
08-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By The Big Wheel

All of the Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite Hybrid...

All of the Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite Hybrid Tires 700 x 35s are out of stock everywhere. My guy at the local Trek store said they have been waiting months for them! What are the pros/cons of...
08-24-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By The Big Wheel

Will a Thinner Tire Fit?

I have an old mountain bike that I use to commute to work. It came stock with 26 x 2.3 knobby tires. I have been using hybrid 26 x 1.95 tires for years on it but lately came across a new tire that...
08-23-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By The Big Wheel

I use my bike to commute to work mostly, 6 miles...

I use my bike to commute to work mostly, 6 miles each way. I'm looking for a tire that has speed and comfort. Basically like the tire I had before it got punctured.
08-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By The Big Wheel

Advice On New Tire

I've been biking for over 20 years and finally got my first flat due to a nail puncture. The nail went all the way through tire, tube, and made a small dent in the rim.

My bike is a Trek FX1 and...
05-13-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,856
Posted By The Big Wheel

Listening to headphones while riding your bike is...

Listening to headphones while riding your bike is a great way to damage your hearing forever. When riding your bike at 15mph + there is a lot of wind noise, even with sound isolating earbuds, so you...
05-13-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By The Big Wheel

What happened to this forum? There seems to be a...

What happened to this forum? There seems to be a huge decline since the 2000s. I noticed this with other forums like bodybuilding and photography. I know people are now on facebook and IG but they...
05-06-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By The Big Wheel

Quiet Helmets in 2020

What are some of quiet helmets during this decade? I know the S-Works McLaren TT by Specialized is good but it's a TT helmet and from the reviews I've read the owners don't like it much and only...
04-27-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By The Big Wheel

When peddling how high does your thigh go? Does...

When peddling how high does your thigh go? Does it go past horizontal when you peddle all the way up?
04-22-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By The Big Wheel

I have 4 bikes. My first one that I've had for...

I have 4 bikes. My first one that I've had for over 15 years is a Walmart Mongoose Blackcomb, it's almost 40 pounds. I'm keeping this bike because it's nice to use in winter and I don't care much for...
04-22-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By The Big Wheel

Sigma Sport BC8.12 8 Function Bicycle Computer

I need to get another Sigma Sport BC8.12 8 Function Bicycle Computer and it's stock out of everywhere. Has the model been discontinued, if so what is the new model #?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By The Big Wheel

How about the Allez Sport? ...

How about the Allez Sport?

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-sport/p/171312?color=274122-171312&searchText=90020-6161
04-20-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By The Big Wheel

BBS02 on Mongoose Blackcomb

Will BBSO2 fit on a Mongoose Blackcomb? I ask because I don't know if the shock is to close to the pedals.
...
04-19-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By The Big Wheel

Thanks everyone for the advice and laughs. It's...

Thanks everyone for the advice and laughs. It's interesting to see the difference on advice given between old members and noob members.
04-19-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,865
Posted By The Big Wheel

I like the idea of wearing a VET jersey. It...

I like the idea of wearing a VET jersey. It might deter people from yelling from the passenger side when they see you wearing one. I've got one better. Get yourself two of the brightest rear lights...
04-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By The Big Wheel

Don't most brands like Specialized and Trek offer...

Don't most brands like Specialized and Trek offer XS bike sizes? I have a Trek XL so I don't see why they wouldn't offer XS.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By The Big Wheel

I tried the cat ears and they don't work very...

I tried the cat ears and they don't work very well if you wear glasses. I also tried noise cancelling ear buds and they work a bit but there is still a loud whooshing sound.

I think I might try...
04-17-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By The Big Wheel

Removing Brand Name From Bike

Thinking of getting a new bike but I don't feel like advertising to the thiefs, if I get this bike is the SPECIALIZED a sticker or painted on? How hard would it to take off?...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By The Big Wheel

What are some of the quietest helmets on the...

What are some of the quietest helmets on the market these days that won't break the bank?
04-17-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By The Big Wheel

Just from my own experience owning a mountain...

Just from my own experience owning a mountain bike and a commuter bike with no front or rear suspension, I plan on putting an electric motor on the mountain bike. Just comparing the ride between the...
04-17-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By The Big Wheel

52v Luna Wolf Pup Battery Pack

I'm thinking of finally building an electric bike using the BBS02 motor and would like some advice on the52v Luna Wolf Pup Battery Pack.
Here are the specs on it: https://lunacycle.com/wolf-pup/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,506
Posted By The Big Wheel

Specialized Allez VS Allez Sport (2020 models)

I recently got interested in looking into getting a road bike for commuting to work and came upon a thread about the best under $1,000 bike and it mentioned the Specialized Allez. I found a TREK 5200...
04-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By The Big Wheel

Well, that sold quickly. Guy wanted $500 and it...

Well, that sold quickly. Guy wanted $500 and it was listed for about 12 hours.
04-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By The Big Wheel

2004 Trek 5200 Carbon Speed

I currently own a TREK FX1, 2018 model, I average almost 14mph but can do 20mph without a sweat if the road is smooth and long and can hit 25mph for short bursts (like 30 seconds). A local guy is...
04-10-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,615
Posted By The Big Wheel

Also, you could get a tiny lock (the one that you...

Also, you could get a tiny lock (the one that you use on your suitcase while flying) and put it inside two of your chain links to prevent the chain from spinning. I saw a photo of it on here but...
04-10-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,615
Posted By The Big Wheel

I ride my bike to work, 6 miles each way. What I...

I ride my bike to work, 6 miles each way. What I did was go to home depot and I bought the fattest heaviest chain they had and a padlock. Probably 15+ pounds for both. I leave both at work at the...
04-10-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By The Big Wheel

Giant FCR1 bike

What do you guys think of the Giant FCR 1 bike? I currently ride on a TREK FX1 but found a FCR1 for sale locally for $180. I'm thinking of picking one up as a sort of beater bike to use in the...
03-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,608
Posted By The Big Wheel

Luna Fixed Stealth Ebike

So I've been looking at e-bikes for some time now, like years, but felt like they have always been overpriced for what you get. I thought about getting a middrive motor and small battery but it...
09-02-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By The Big Wheel

Brand New Bike Missing Nipple on Spoke

I bought a cargo bike online and had it shipped. I took the unopened box to a local bike shop to assemble. The bike shop calls me and tells me the that the front spoke is missing a nipple. I emailed...
08-12-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By The Big Wheel

How To Ship a Bike Kid Trailer?

I'm selling a Burley Bee trailer with fat tires online, whats the best way to ship it? I'm thinking a box would be too bulky, is there some kind of large envelope like package I could use?
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,669
Posted By The Big Wheel

Plastic/Glass shield for winter commuting

Does anyone here own a plastic or glass shield that they use in winter to block the cold air from hitting your face? Sometimes while riding in winter I feel like the cold air is burning my throat and...
08-06-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By The Big Wheel

Thanks everyone for the advice. I ended up buying...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I ended up buying a Yuba Mundo Classic. I found a xtracycle DIY kit on craigslist for $300 and also the Weehoo Turbo Trailer for $225. But both were about two hours...
08-05-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,679
Posted By The Big Wheel

Yuba Mundo Classic Cover

I just bought the Mundo Classic and need a cover to keep over it since it will be stored 100% outside. What kind of bike cover/tarp are you guys using on your cargo bikes?
08-04-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By The Big Wheel

That's a great idea, I totally forgot about...

That's a great idea, I totally forgot about those!

I think I'll buy one for the time being. Eventually I might have to get a cargo bike in like 5 years when she's too old for the tag along and...
08-04-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By The Big Wheel

Transporting Older Kids On Bike

So my daughter turned 5 this year. When she was around 1-3 years old I used one of those kid seats that goes between the handle bars and your seat. From 4 years old to now I am using a hitch...
08-04-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,702
Posted By The Big Wheel

6'1" on a Yuba Mundo Classic

So I currently own a Trek FX 1 (XL size) with rim brakes. I thought about getting the Xtracycle conversion kit to turn it into a cargo bike but the conversion kit only comes with disc brakes and I...
07-27-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By The Big Wheel

Sigma Sport BC8.12 and fat tires

What settings do you input for a 26" 4" fat tire? The manual doesn't list any fat tire sizes.
07-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 841
Posted By The Big Wheel

Sigma Sport BC8.12 and fat tires

What settings do you input for a 26" 4" fat tire?
07-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,949
Posted By The Big Wheel

Thanks for the advice Doc. I think I'm going...

Thanks for the advice Doc.

I think I'm going go with the Fatbike and BBSHD, 42T, and a 52V 13AH battery if the Mini battery is not enough. I took the fat bike out two nights in a row and I just...
07-23-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,061
Posted By The Big Wheel

Shimano 160mm to 200m (or 203mm) brake upgrade question.

I own a Mongoose Hitch fat bike that I will be converting to electric. It comes stock with 160mm disc brakes which are pretty bad. I've heard of people upgrading to 203mm Shimano brakes but I can't...
07-21-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,949
Posted By The Big Wheel

Thanks for the advice gentlemen. Doc, would you...

Thanks for the advice gentlemen. Doc, would you mind posting a link to the 500W fat bike hubmotor? The middrive is about $700 and I know hub motors are a lot cheaper, for 26" bikes you can find them...
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