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01-07-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 829
Posted By Viich

I bought a comfort bike cheap once, a giant...

I bought a comfort bike cheap once, a giant cypress.

It was too small for me by their size chart, but felt like a giant brick and about 3 sizes too big (I'm 6', typically ride a 58 road bike, was...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-06-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Viich

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/pxl_20221226_183827960_mp_9e636dd987773bbc8c76afa2e8bb2cd81942d8b7.jpg
Forum: BMX
01-04-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Viich

Looks like same frame at BMX Museum...

Looks like same frame at BMX Museum (https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/apollo/115380)

Looks like a cool bike. Love the rear canti brake.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-27-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Viich

Absolutely LOVING my new bike setup

So - I upgraded, big time.

I bought a cheap, used Gravity Bullseye Monster last year. I played with a few upgrades, especially the front tire (was a Vee Mission - those things are absolutely...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-14-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,052
Posted By Viich

I had BAD self-steer with Vee Mission 26x4.0...

I had BAD self-steer with Vee Mission 26x4.0 tires.

I replaced the front with a Kenda Juggernaut Elite 26x4.8, and it was far better behaved, even at much lower pressures. Yes, tires matter....
Forum: BMX
10-30-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By Viich

I have trouble keeping my butt off the tire of my...

I have trouble keeping my butt off the tire of my 24" when pumping, I don't see how anyone could ride a 26" BMX as a BMX.
10-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,163
Posted By Viich

Agree - we were a family that did the ride to...

Agree - we were a family that did the ride to school regularly (though admittedly, not every day, and not in deep winter), My wife and I rode with my boys to school when the older was 4 and riding...
Forum: BMX
09-11-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Viich

Tioga - their "black label" FASTR tires are...

Tioga - their "black label" FASTR tires are 110psi rated (I run the s-spec Powerband and Fastr React around 80-90psi)
Maxis - the Torch are 110 for tubed, 100psi tubeless ready
IRC - Hardies are...
08-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,730
Posted By Viich

This thread is insane. It's been summarized...

This thread is insane. It's been summarized multiple times by people with a little bit of sense.

1. Horrible riding. Ran a red light. Should get a ticket. (Traffic offense)
2. Apparent criminal...
04-15-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By Viich

I'm quite certain that is NOT the standard in the...

I'm quite certain that is NOT the standard in the current retail race-to-the-bottom environment.
04-12-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Viich

There are a few very good wheel-on trainers that...

There are a few very good wheel-on trainers that do have controllable resistance. I used a Kickr Snap for several years. I'm not sure it's the absolute cheapest, but it's less expensive than...
Forum: BMX
03-28-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By Viich

I'm 43, and started BMX racing at 40. I'm not as...

I'm 43, and started BMX racing at 40. I'm not as much for freestyle, but no reason not to learn.

I will say that maybe not learning tricks the same way the kids do ("just send it" and then come...
03-24-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Viich

Actually "Look where you want to go!" ;)

Actually "Look where you want to go!" ;)
03-24-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By Viich

There really isn't a way around it if you want a...

There really isn't a way around it if you want a good-handling bike in a small size other than a smaller wheel. I know they just don't sell, but XS adult road bikes should usually come with a 650C...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By Viich

Honestly - take a look at some of the e-bike...

Honestly - take a look at some of the e-bike fatties. Especially some marketed towards hunting, as they'll have lots of ways to carry stuff included, some with matching trailers. They're not cheap,...
03-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,078
Posted By Viich

I have a 1up double with 2 add ons (4 bike rack)....

I have a 1up double with 2 add ons (4 bike rack).

This winter upgraded two slots for fatbikes.

I use this to take the family to BMX racing, so 4 bikes, combo of 20" and 24" bikes.
I also use...
02-28-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Viich

I definitely had no illusions about winter being...

I definitely had no illusions about winter being even close to over. It's funny, because to us, 6 more weeks of winter at groundhog day would be a ridiculously early spring........ =p
02-06-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,679
Posted By Viich

Because suspension was a horrible development...

Because suspension was a horrible development direction, and rigid fatbikes are the correction to the poor path of mountain bike development.
01-27-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By Viich

Cons: The Apple TV is limited to fairly basic...

Cons:
The Apple TV is limited to fairly basic graphics compared to a PC, and has a limited number of bluetooth connections compared to an android phone or tablet.
Zwift updates are sometimes odd...
01-23-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
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...
01-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
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
Forum: BMX
12-21-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,578
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: 49
Views: 4,578
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...
12-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
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: 1,148
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: 2,908
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...
Forum: BMX
12-04-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
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)
Forum: BMX
11-28-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,578
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: 6
Views: 1,666
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: 6
Views: 1,666
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: 609
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.
10-21-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,323
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...
10-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
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: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Viich

Spoke tension probably too high. Higher isn't...

Spoke tension probably too high. Higher isn't always better.
Forum: BMX
09-17-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
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...
Forum: BMX
08-26-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,816
Posted By Viich

Yea - it's like so many things, not even just...

Yea - it's like so many things, not even just bikes - but bikes are a ridiculous example. Race BMX bikes have gotten so different from trick bikes, dirt jumpers are kind of a bastard child of a BMX...
Forum: BMX
08-24-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,816
Posted By Viich

I run 44:16 with a 1.75 Tioga Fastr React tire....

I run 44:16 with a 1.75 Tioga Fastr React tire. I'm thinking about swapping to a 43:16 to help my start a little. For you using the 1.95 Powerblocks, a 43:16 would be almost the same as my 44.
08-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,304
Posted By Viich

1. It's not a direct simulation. It's a game...

1. It's not a direct simulation. It's a game that's a really good training tool. Obviously your position doesn't impact your in-game CdA, and yes, the in-game speeds are slightly optimistic for all...
08-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Viich

Another vote for RGT - it's a little odd in some...

Another vote for RGT - it's a little odd in some ways if you're used to Zwift, but is as close a replacement as you'll get for free.
08-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By Viich

rsbob - I think you're right that a part of why...

rsbob - I think you're right that a part of why it can be more fatiguing is the lack of break - and you're probably putting out more steady power than normal because the number is right in your...
08-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By Viich

Just shift into the small ring before the hill if...

Just shift into the small ring before the hill if you're going to need it to get up (assuming there isn't a flatter spot to sneak a shift in) and accept that you're going slow on the approach to the...
07-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,278
Posted By Viich

I usually have the sounds on, but at a low level....

I usually have the sounds on, but at a low level. I'm usually on Discord audio chat, especially while racing, and definitely during team time trials.....
06-20-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By Viich

Unless you're re-using parts you've got or buying...

Unless you're re-using parts you've got or buying some used parts, buying the bike will be cheaper than buying parts almost all the time.
06-04-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 29,175
Posted By Viich

I don't see how this is different from the Road...

I don't see how this is different from the Road Cycling forum. Those bikes are obviously not old enough to be C&V, because that would mean that I'm old, so they're just not the newest spec stuff. ;)
05-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,764
Posted By Viich

Darth Lefty My kids are 10 and 8. My 10yo was a...

Darth Lefty My kids are 10 and 8. My 10yo was a safer road rider @8 than his brother is, but neither of them are a disaster. In any case - I don't have specific boundaries on them. I wish they'd go...
05-24-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,885
Posted By Viich

Vittoria......

Vittoria......
05-23-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By Viich

I would try mounting a fork mount like this: ...

I would try mounting a fork mount like this:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1621766772_f61a42042ce9a7bfb039cef236e021264f69bac3.jpeg
More pics on her twitter here:...
Forum: BMX
05-12-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By Viich

Wilbur76 - don't bother with the gyro, it...

Wilbur76 - don't bother with the gyro, it wouldn't work with canti brakes anyway.

This stem from BMX Guru is exactly what you're looking for, I think.
...
05-03-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,631
Posted By Viich

You'll be happy with the Core. I upgraded from...

You'll be happy with the Core. I upgraded from Snap to Core last summer. It's a little better in a bunch of ways, including easier to get bike on and off, even with removing the wheel.
04-28-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,512
Posted By Viich

They were almost definitely on a banded ride, in...

They were almost definitely on a banded ride, in which riders stay together regardless of how much power they're putting out (a meetup with 'keep everyone together' checked)
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