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08-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By subgrade

Anothert thought: perhaps the root of the problem...

Anothert thought: perhaps the root of the problem is in changing physiology, i.e. sweating more/changes in the composition of it that make it more irritating to the skin?
08-21-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 210,973
Posted By subgrade

The usual small maintenance things, like cleaning...

The usual small maintenance things, like cleaning the bike and lubing the chain. That, and I finally installed a bell! Sure enough, the commute this morning was totally uneventful and stress-free,...
08-21-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,780
Posted By subgrade

I use whatever are available and/or cheapest in...

I use whatever are available and/or cheapest in the LBS when I need them. I also use use Schrader valves; currently my bike has one Schwalbe tube with threaded stem and one generic tube without the...
08-20-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By subgrade

Willingly I wouldn't go past the bottom bracket....

Willingly I wouldn't go past the bottom bracket. Unwillingly, I have gone about 3ft deep once - when I broke through the ice on a pond.
08-20-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By subgrade

When my previous bike got stolen, I would use my...

When my previous bike got stolen, I would use my girlfriends Dutch bike for commuting for a while. It had a rigid alloy fork and 35mm tires, and I was soon convinced that my next bike would have...
08-19-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By subgrade

The article does mention that it is the record...

The article does mention that it is the record for males. But I agree that the current absolute record holder deserves to be mentioned in the article.
08-15-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By subgrade

I'm no doctor, so you're probably right. I just...

I'm no doctor, so you're probably right. I just remembered that fairly recent episode on GMBN youtube channel, where one of the presenters got that after a crash.
08-14-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By subgrade

Well if it hasn't gotten worse after 72 hours, it...

Well if it hasn't gotten worse after 72 hours, it might be nothing serious. But I'd still suggest seeing a doctor, because if it turns out to be compartment syndrome...:cry: ....let's just say you...
08-14-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,949
Posted By subgrade

I imagine it does in the "windmill" mode :D ...

I imagine it does in the "windmill" mode :D

But the Breathing flash mode sounds even more intruiging.
08-04-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By subgrade

Doesn't matter, as long the size is right and the...

Doesn't matter, as long the size is right and the valve type matches the hole in the rim (Presta vs. Schrader).
08-04-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By subgrade

I doubt that the brake torque alone is sufficient...

I doubt that the brake torque alone is sufficient to break a frame. More likely the bike has seen jumps and landings too harsh for it to handle.
08-03-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By subgrade

No, detaching the shifter cable isn't necessary....

No, detaching the shifter cable isn't necessary. But since you already tried to adjust it, some re-adjusting will likely be needed after the hanger replacement.
08-02-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By subgrade

To solve the issue with the chain going behind...

To solve the issue with the chain going behind the largest sprocket you need to adjust the limiter screw, not the cable tensioner. However, if the problem arose suddenly after the event you...
08-02-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By subgrade

The only application I can think of where a...

The only application I can think of where a self-riding bicycle would be more useful than a self driving three or more wheeled vehicle, is to pass through narrow gaps - as it wouldn't need a...
08-02-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By subgrade

What the previous posters said, and I'll add that...

What the previous posters said, and I'll add that if you find yourself resting your upper body weight heavily on your hands even when your bike fit is close to ideal, that most probably means your...
08-02-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By subgrade

Exactly. I had this happen to me once - the bike...

Exactly. I had this happen to me once - the bike fell over and bent the derailleur hanger in the process. I didn't notice it being bent at first, and when soon after that I tried to shift into the...
08-01-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By subgrade

Inspired by this thread, I did some route-art...

Inspired by this thread, I did some route-art yesterday myself. It was my take on one of the most common drawing themes known to man, found all over the world on most varied surfaces.... so I think...
07-30-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By subgrade

Suntour SwingShock might fit your desires....

Suntour SwingShock might fit your desires. https://www.bike24.com/p261755.html

But if we're talking regular telescopic design, I don't think you'll find a lighter coil sprung hybrid fork than...
07-29-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By subgrade

As long as the frame fits you and the wheels are...

As long as the frame fits you and the wheels are half decent, you should be all right. You can always upgrade the components when the OEM ones wear out.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,086
Posted By subgrade

Not so good, really. I rear-ended a car while...

Not so good, really. I rear-ended a car while commuting to work this morning.

It was my own fault: there was a bus in the bus stop, and I was merging left into second lane to go around it. I...
07-24-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,664
Posted By subgrade

I've always thought it is a bit unnecessary in...

I've always thought it is a bit unnecessary in traffic, since you can't perform it (or any other hand signal) under hard braking, and there's not much need for it when decelerating slowly.
07-23-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,581
Posted By subgrade

The way I see it, the most problematic aspect...

The way I see it, the most problematic aspect with this concept is that the cogs would slide along where the actual torque transfer happens, which would make it quite tricky to make it work well and...
07-20-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By subgrade

I reckon this jump over the peloton was pretty...

I reckon this jump over the peloton was pretty safe (for those in the peloton). If the jumper crashes upon landing, that's just his problem. The only way he might have collided with the riders is by...
07-16-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By subgrade

I'm inbetween doing it with the help of Strava,...

I'm inbetween doing it with the help of Strava, Garmin etc. and a notebook: I have a Google spreadsheet for that.
07-12-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By subgrade

I had a close look at a Speeder that was parked...

I had a close look at a Speeder that was parked next to my bike today. It had fenders and, I'm guessing, 32mm tires. By the looks of it 35mm shouldn't be a problem. But this bike was an older model,...
07-12-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By subgrade

That sounds plausible, as you can certainly feel...

That sounds plausible, as you can certainly feel the difference between bad and good pulley bearings when turning the cranks backwards. I replaced my RD after last winter, and was quite surprised by...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,014
Posted By subgrade

I had my Volvo covered in seagull crap even worse...

I had my Volvo covered in seagull crap even worse than that once. 20 minutes after washing it. And I had parked correctly. So no praise for those flying crap bags from me.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By subgrade

I don't worry much about drivetrain wear; I lube...

I don't worry much about drivetrain wear; I lube and wipe it on a regular basis, but other than that I ride it until the chain starts to skip and then replace it together with the casette. The...
07-11-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By subgrade

Strong XC riders will do 25-30 mph (40-50 kph) on...

Strong XC riders will do 25-30 mph (40-50 kph) on smooth roads; probably not for very long, but their courses usually don't have long smooth sections anyway. See this video from a local amateur race...
07-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By subgrade

I have seen MTB pro's doing it (not in person...

I have seen MTB pro's doing it (not in person though).
...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,041
Posted By subgrade

Mine is just shy of 6 miles one way (9.3 km). All...

Mine is just shy of 6 miles one way (9.3 km). All of it through city traffic, including the historical city centre which is full of tourists during the day and evening (it's still faster to cross it...
07-10-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By subgrade

Get a bike with a motor. ;)

Get a bike with a motor. ;)
07-10-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By subgrade

This is'nt exactly true with cheap drivetrain...

This is'nt exactly true with cheap drivetrain components. For example, a chain and casette for $15 each will last for about 4000km before starting to skip, if the chain isn't replaced when...
07-09-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By subgrade

Wide and flat bars are great for maneuvering at...

Wide and flat bars are great for maneuvering at any speeds - after all, downhill riders use them.

That said, it's entirely true that they aren't well suited for going fast on road for prolonged...
07-09-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,660
Posted By subgrade

Except for track racing, of course.[/QUOTE] ...

Except for track racing, of course.[/QUOTE]

Going in circles on a track isn't really less pointless that going in circles anywhere else.
07-08-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By subgrade

Just mount the bar ends inboard of grips. With...

Just mount the bar ends inboard of grips. With the right shape of bar ends you could emulate the hoods postion rather closely, however it might prove difficult to find bar ends that are curved to...
07-08-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,943
Posted By subgrade

The math that was presented clearly stated that...

The math that was presented clearly stated that rolling resistance is factored into it.

Weight matters insofar it increases rolling resistance (and in real world, it always does so) . The force...
07-08-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By subgrade

An excess length of steerer tube poking out above...

An excess length of steerer tube poking out above the stem may become a safety hazard in a crash. Also, it looks ugly, at least in my eyes.
07-08-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,943
Posted By subgrade

Yes, as long as air resistance and rolling...

Yes, as long as air resistance and rolling resistance would remain the same, it would indeed happen. Unfortunately, rolling resistance grows with added weight, as there are no absolutely hard wheels...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,086
Posted By subgrade

Today it was alright, the rain had just stopped,...

Today it was alright, the rain had just stopped, so had to navigate around some large puddles here and there.
But last Friday on my way home I had a close call with a pedestrian which darted across...
07-08-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By subgrade

Also check the derailleur itself for play. If it...

Also check the derailleur itself for play. If it has been used much, it might have developed a significant play in its bushings which also could cause the need to overshift to get to a larger cog.
07-08-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 458,167
Posted By subgrade

Took a small trip into wilderness, only a half an...

Took a small trip into wilderness, only a half an hour ride from my home.
...
07-05-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,660
Posted By subgrade

Of course it is so. My (joking) reply was aimed...

Of course it is so. My (joking) reply was aimed more at the implication that body hair on men is unaesthetic. Which, of course, also varies throughout cultures and time periods, but it's rather...
07-05-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,943
Posted By subgrade

Lead is a really bad comparison, as it is heavy,...

Lead is a really bad comparison, as it is heavy, but very soft. You could easily bend it and even tear chunks off it with your fingers.

On topic, I'd say there obviously is some difference in...
07-04-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,660
Posted By subgrade

What is the world coming to? Men are supposed to...

What is the world coming to? Men are supposed to be hairy!
07-04-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By subgrade

maybe you just need ape hanger bars? ;)

maybe you just need ape hanger bars? ;)
07-03-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By subgrade

Of course you can, they come in different shapes...

Of course you can, they come in different shapes and sizes. But if your current position on the bike fits you and you're the only one riding it, I see no reason to replace the current stem with an...
07-02-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,771
Posted By subgrade

Up to 50 km I usually go without breaks; if the...

Up to 50 km I usually go without breaks; if the ride is planned to be longer, then about once every hour.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,089
Posted By subgrade

That is not entirely true; of course you have no...

That is not entirely true; of course you have no problem applying the brake, but in case of an emergency braking your elbows would slide forward, off the handlebar. That's not to say this method...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,711
Posted By subgrade

If we're talking commute, then I don't care much...

If we're talking commute, then I don't care much either way since my daily commute is just 6 miles one way and takes about half an hour.
Generally I'd prefer heat since cold and drizzle is no less...
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