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05-14-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I think you'll find that they have, across the...

I think you'll find that they have, across the price spectrum, components designed for heavy-duty utility bikes expected to live outside. We do not have the luxury in the US, where the bicycle...
05-14-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,460
Posted By Jaywalk3r

This. Use earbuds. They allow 100 percent of...

This.

Use earbuds. They allow 100 percent of ambient sounds through, and won't annoy everyone else.
05-14-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

That's unfortunate. Mine time is not free. I have...

That's unfortunate. Mine time is not free. I have better things to do than wrench bikes unnecessarily. As it turns out, the time of the typical shop mechanic is also not free. Who knew?



For...
05-14-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

True, but not applicable here.

True, but not applicable here.
05-14-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

You clearly know nothing about utility cycling....

You clearly know nothing about utility cycling. Bikes are designed to last for DECADES of hard use and exposure to the elements. That the fragile, lightweight recreational bikes that are so common in...
05-14-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Fact: The CC40 doesn't hold up under heavy-duty...

Fact: The CC40 doesn't hold up under heavy-duty use. There's a reason it has such a short warranty period.
05-14-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

And the fact still remains, $175 will last a lot...

And the fact still remains, $175 will last a lot longer in a daily-utility bike by installing a CK once than it will by repeatedly installing and wearing out CC40s.

I suppose you also believe the...
05-14-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

The one asking how you can install a CK headset...

The one asking how you can install a CK headset onto multiple bikes. If we're talking about more than one rider, then the question is a red herring.
05-14-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Then your question is a red herring, isn't it....

Then your question is a red herring, isn't it. :rolleyes:
05-14-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

That's a typical usage conditions for my...

That's a typical usage conditions for my commuter/utility bike, which is frequently ridden and parked in the rain.

"As far as wear and tear on the bike goes, I estimate that one month of commuting...
05-14-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Ironic that you think a CK headset is nothing...

Ironic that you think a CK headset is nothing more than bling, but you defend the bicycle industry's use of new "standards" to sell you bikes with designed obsolescence.
05-14-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

There's your problem. By riding multiple bikes,...

There's your problem. By riding multiple bikes, you spread the wear and tear of your components across those bikes, artificially extending their lifespan compared to a one-bike approach. That, along...
05-14-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Then you suck at doing a legitimate cost...

Then you suck at doing a legitimate cost comparison. Over the life of the Chris King headset, no other option is going to provide similar value without requiring a similar up-front investment.
05-14-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Two years is the LONGEST a cheap headset has...

Two years is the LONGEST a cheap headset has lasted me.
05-14-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

It is common for people to keep their CK headsets...

It is common for people to keep their CK headsets when selling their frames, and reinstalling it on their new frame.

It's hard to imagine how buying countless $40-$60 headsets is $1000 cheaper...
05-14-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

It's not an installation problem.

It's not an installation problem.
05-14-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

My CC40 lasted less than two years of daily...

My CC40 lasted less than two years of daily commuting/utility use.



There's plenty of people who have used ONE CK headset in many frames, with zero issues, over the same period. You do the math.
05-14-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

CK headsets have been around for decades. There...

CK headsets have been around for decades. There are plenty of people have experienced their long lives. The CC40 I have was in need of replacement after less than two years of use, and that's the...
05-14-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,336
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Let's ask Sheldon...

Let's ask Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#wear).

Many cyclists waste money replacing perfectly functional tires simply because they're old, or may have discolored sidewalls. If...
05-14-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Your analysis is flawed. First, one would be...

Your analysis is flawed. First, one would be extraordinarily lucky to only go through 4 CC40s in the lifespan of a CK. Second, you've ignored the labor involved in repeatedly replacing the CC40. My...
05-13-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 20,312
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Of which I'm sure you have data, right Troll? Or...

Of which I'm sure you have data, right Troll? Or is it just another of your BS claims?
05-13-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 20,312
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Clearly you failed to read the info to which I...

Clearly you failed to read the info to which I linked. The info is there for reasonable people to read, and for trolls to ignore. Your failure to address the evidence provided at your own request...
05-13-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Interestingly enough, looking back, I've gone...

Interestingly enough, looking back, I've gone through more headsets on my current bike than any other component except chains, and that's including tubes and tires.

Where are the inexpensive, long...
05-13-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 20,312
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I suppose you think you know more about bicycles...

I suppose you think you know more about bicycles that Jobst Brandt (http://yarchive.net/bike/wet_brakes.html), too, right?
05-13-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

It is your straw man that is complete nonsense. ...

It is your straw man that is complete nonsense.

Tell us, from which budget headset can we expect to typically last as long as a Chris King? The whole reason for CK headsets' existence is that...
05-13-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I'd love to know what they are. My CC40 has...

I'd love to know what they are. My CC40 has lasted longer than anything else I've tried, and it was ready for replacement after no more than two years (of heavy use).

Be careful about drawing...
05-13-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Even if the CC40 end up at the same price as the...

Even if the CC40 end up at the same price as the CK after 25 years (unlikely), I will have enjoyed a quarter-century's worth of use of a higher quality component. Generally, that only enhances, user...
05-13-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 20,312
Posted By Jaywalk3r

There's little reason to worry about those who...

There's little reason to worry about those who stop very short frequently. It's those who rarely stop short, then need to, who are at greater risk.

Unless there's a reason to not stop short, I...
05-13-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I think you're right, sadly. I'm in the...

I think you're right, sadly.

I'm in the process of ordering a new bike, with each component individually specced. It will be a daily-utility/commuter/touring bike, optimized for high reliability,...
05-13-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,730
Posted By Jaywalk3r

This. The Chris King will offer more bang...

This.

The Chris King will offer more bang for the buck over its lifetime compared to a CC40, but you have to be willing and able to pay for 25 years worth of bang, up front. The CC40 will get you...
05-13-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Poor wrist posture can cause hand numbness. Your...

Poor wrist posture can cause hand numbness. Your wrist should be nearly straight with a flat bar. If you find that your wrist is frequently bent back while riding, then consider ergonomic grips, such...
05-05-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I've completed a 3200 mile self-supported camping...

I've completed a 3200 mile self-supported camping tour with a NuVinci N360. Bike + rider + gear equaled about 290 pounds. (In addition, I've put about 7000 commuting/utility miles on the hub.) The...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,538
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I did exactly that with my B17 during university,...

I did exactly that with my B17 during university, in conjunction with a seat leash cable that connected to my U-lock at the other end. It worked well.
Forum: Touring
04-24-17, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,999
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I can't speak for everyone who uses...

I can't speak for everyone who uses non-waterproof panniers, but for me, waterproof panniers provide redundant water-resistance, since I already have to segregate wet & dry items within the bag via...
04-12-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I love my BB7. However, (high quality) hydraulic...

I love my BB7. However, (high quality) hydraulic disk brakes have a reputation for being even more reliable and lower maintenance, making a front brake failure less likely, compared to mechanicals....
04-12-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

That would miss the point completely. It's a...

That would miss the point completely. It's a touring bike. The setup you suggest, two hydraulic brakes, is demonstrably less reliable, more likely to leave me without a front brake. It's also an...
04-12-17, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

None with rim brakes. I can lift it (while...

None with rim brakes. I can lift it (while actively trying to keep it down) with the BB7 with a light (<20 lbs) load, but definitely not a touring load. It remains to be seen with hydraulics. I...
04-11-17, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Far more often than not, overheating brakes are...

Far more often than not, overheating brakes are not an issue. Most hills, most places, can be coasted down without concern. And if I had to descend in brakes, with only one brake, you can be sure it...
04-11-17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

You're making it much more complicated than it...

You're making it much more complicated than it needs to be.

The benefit of hydraulic disk braking is realized in the front brake. (Supposedly, I've not yet tried firsthand) they have better...
04-11-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Thank you. Are adapter brackets...

Thank you.

Are adapter brackets interchangeable between brands? For example, if I wanted to pull the BB7 caliper from a 160mm rear rotor and put it on a 203mm front rotor, from which the...
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,753
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I had excellent luck with my BB7 on a 3200 mile...

I had excellent luck with my BB7 on a 3200 mile tour of Southeast USA with a 139 pound gear + bike load, along with 15,000+ miles of commuting and utility use. It is superior to the rim brake it...
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,753
Posted By Jaywalk3r

To be fair, not all LBS mechanics are created...

To be fair, not all LBS mechanics are created equal. I've encountered some great mechanics, and I've encountered some s****y mechanics. I've had experiences where service would have been a bargain at...
04-11-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Not quite. Brakes are pretty much all equal when...

Not quite. Brakes are pretty much all equal when installed in the rear (on a typical upright solo bicycle). On the front, their performance varies greatly. In an emergency situation, the difference...
04-11-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I've found disk brakes to be far better, in terms...

I've found disk brakes to be far better, in terms of effectiveness, ease of setup, and reliability, than rim brakes. I have no desire to ever again own a bike with a front rim brake, certainly never...
04-11-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

The reason that configuration is less preferable...

The reason that configuration is less preferable is that with mechanical brake in the rear, I have two shots at a front brake. With hydraulics front and back, if the front brake fails, which is just...
04-11-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

I've also heard that quality hydraulic brakes...

I've also heard that quality hydraulic brakes are, in practice, highly reliable. My tendency is to brake very hard, often. My BB7 on my current bike is easier to set up and reduced maintenance...
04-11-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Thanks for the reply. :-) I do plan to use...

Thanks for the reply. :-)

I do plan to use the largest rotor that is compatible with the front fork. I just want one that can be used with both calipers, in the event the hydraulic brake fails.
...
04-10-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Making an all-disk mullet work.

I'm identifying components for a new touring/expedition bike that I expect to ride for 10K+ miles of commuting/utility before it's first tour. To begin this extended tryout period, I'd like to try...
06-01-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jaywalk3r

Kickstand

Kickstand
Forum: Commuting
06-01-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,486
Posted By Jaywalk3r

If you're drumming up funk in under ten minutes,...

If you're drumming up funk in under ten minutes, you have hygiene (or medical) issues completely unrelated riding a bike. Sweat doesn't stink; bacteria stinks.
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