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02-16-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By hsuBM

Tl;dr to answer the q at the bottom of the OP:...

Tl;dr to answer the q at the bottom of the OP: yes- comfort.

I could see modern “supple” 42mm knobbies being marginally easier than 42mm supple slicks for navigating icy car ruts when it’s too...
02-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By hsuBM

That cracked me up. So glad they’re posting new...

That cracked me up. So glad they’re posting new skits on YT, I wouldn’t see them otherwise.


I hate/love this. It’s inspirational in a way.

“Get your **** together, man, you gotta get a real...
02-16-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By hsuBM

A really nice Peugeot

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/bik/d/vancouver-older-vintage-road-bike/7268290512.html

I got a kick outta this. Figured I oughtta share.
02-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By hsuBM

I ride on snow and ice nearly every weekday from...

I ride on snow and ice nearly every weekday from late November till early April. Usually in the dark.

A few times a month I do the last 0.10 mile with a box of pizza on my handlebars.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,869
Posted By hsuBM

Oy, eez bri ish. That makes im moa uv an expet...

Oy, eez bri ish. That makes im moa uv an expet then yeu!
02-16-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By hsuBM

ha, the builder mixed up c-c & c-t. Built a 49cm...

ha, the builder mixed up c-c & c-t. Built a 49cm c-t st frame, but built To The Numbers Provided rather than exercising judgement as a Frame Builder.

Ya get what ya pay for.

Why didn’t you get...
02-16-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,182
Posted By hsuBM

per the OP: you don’t need 9 speed, 8...

per the OP:


you don’t need 9 speed, 8 speed, or even 7 speed for this. A regular 14-28 5 speed freewheel tugged at by a 52/42 pair of rings as found on 4/5 bikes with skinny tubes painted...
02-15-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By hsuBM

That’s a very well appointed single speed bike. ...

That’s a very well appointed single speed bike.

The seat end of the tt is lower than the steerer end of the tt by very nearly the diameter of the tt.

Roughly an inch. 25.4mm

More than a...
02-14-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By hsuBM

what the heck do you want? There is no...

what the heck do you want?

There is no aesthetic solution. Triathlon 650c front wheel & tire? Bye bye geometry.

CK or PW $1,600 custom internal bottom headset with teensy tiny lil 0.0625”...
02-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By hsuBM

Definitely just buy a windmill, set it up without...

Definitely just buy a windmill, set it up without the tall post (or with it, it might look cool to be pedaling up over your neighbors houses) replace the blades with a chainring and hook your bike up...
02-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,522
Posted By hsuBM

You’ve already gotten used to clipping in on your...

You’ve already gotten used to clipping in on your roadies, it’ll be cake to do the same on an mtb.


The only reason for someone already adjusted to clipless to have flats is to be able to wear...
02-07-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,182
Posted By hsuBM

Your Raleigh is probably perfect as a frameset....

Your Raleigh is probably perfect as a frameset. Newer than ‘86 and you’re likely to get stuck with clearance for nothing bigger than 25mm tires. 32mm Gravel King slick tires are one of the greatest...
02-06-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,142
Posted By hsuBM

Seems like you’re way overthinking this. ...

Seems like you’re way overthinking this.

Just go to the bike shop and buy an eBike in a color you like.

It won’t be efficient.

It will be faster than riding a regular bicycle at your...
02-06-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,600
Posted By hsuBM

They have zero semblance to any café racer...

They have zero semblance to any café racer aesthetic I’ve ever seen, but if you like them, that’s cool.

If they’re for cargo eBike, then they’re almost definitely not puncture resistant, but...
02-03-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,582
Posted By hsuBM

What tires were these?

What tires were these?
01-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,486
Posted By hsuBM

people change their minds all of the time, but I...

people change their minds all of the time, but I don’t think Grant’s market share is large enough for neglecting that segment to matter one bit. And that segment- I doubt there’s more than ten buyers...
01-29-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,305
Posted By hsuBM

that’s about when I first saw giant-quad racey...

that’s about when I first saw giant-quad racey riders with bar-bags mounted on their aero bikes. Maybe it was just a NE thing and it’s just catching up to you guys, but from here it seems like you’re...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,582
Posted By hsuBM

Things happen. Have a front brake.

Things happen. Have a front brake.
01-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,439
Posted By hsuBM

Most boomers who are still alive were living...

Most boomers who are still alive were living unhealthy as possible for the previous forty years.

They are the obese that’ve been spotlit as stereotypical Americans on news broadcasts around the...
01-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 27,209
Posted By hsuBM

I was thinking the same thing for a while, but in...

I was thinking the same thing for a while, but in being at my LBS far too often the last two or three years, I’m seeing most of the fully modern bikes owned by local racers that all have their...
01-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 886,135
Posted By hsuBM

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This thing came to me with heavily used...
01-01-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 27,209
Posted By hsuBM

Blinking lights definitely bug the heck outta me....

Blinking lights definitely bug the heck outta me.

The scene here is 1/3 drivers only occasionally glancing away from their phones at the road to just barely keep their car between the lines. Not...
12-30-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 27,209
Posted By hsuBM

probably would’ve looked fine-to-good with the...

probably would’ve looked fine-to-good with the cluttered looking mess of lights relocated onto a nicely finished scrap of ~1” tube mounted to a Nitto M12 type rack.
11-20-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,109
Posted By hsuBM

I don’t understand. This seems like the last bike...

I don’t understand. This seems like the last bike to sell after the fast ones, the long ride-ers.

sure, purple, yellow, and red on grey are not traditionally befitting someone on the road to...
11-19-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,295
Posted By hsuBM

Level TT, non-mtb/bmx stem, (mostly) silver...

Level TT, non-mtb/bmx stem, (mostly) silver hardware, fenders, REAL bicycle brakes (!), only $750?

Amazing.


I would only try to change to a silver derailer and a full coverage front fender.
...
11-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,252
Posted By hsuBM

“eBikes” are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds...

“eBikes” are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds just the same. Yamaha has nearly a century of uninterrupted experience designing exceptional quality (reliability and safety) into mopeds.

If I...
11-16-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By hsuBM

Maelochs I May be wrong, but I think all that’s...

Maelochs I May be wrong, but I think all that’s being suggested by “no stem riser” is that “riser stem” implies one of the adjustable angle stems which are just not as structurally sound as a solid...
11-16-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,486
Posted By hsuBM

I definitely have only had problems with cutout...

I definitely have only had problems with cutout saddles. They’re pointless for my skinny male body with somewhat protruding sit bones. I wind up with rubbing (feels like cutting) down there. By...
11-13-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,028
Posted By hsuBM

I’ve silently been that guy, but I’m not good at...

I’ve silently been that guy, but I’m not good at having silent body language. My LBS folks, God bless ‘em, read me like grammar school homework and usually ask if I don’t mind to hang around for a...
11-13-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By hsuBM

Schvall rhymes with all, hall, and call Be...

Schvall rhymes with all, hall, and call

Be rhymes with bee, see, and tee.

written as Schwalbe, that “w” sounds like a “v”.



or make your LBS guys chuckle and call it Skualbay.
11-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,000
Posted By hsuBM

pbass it’s in the wool section listed as Men’s...

pbass it’s in the wool section listed as Men’s Long Sleeve Jersey. It’s medium weight so mixed with a thin merino tee underneath I’m good down to 50, thin long sleeve underneath down to 40, and...
11-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,000
Posted By hsuBM

Seems like you’ve mostly got it figured out....

Seems like you’ve mostly got it figured out. Craft makes some glittens that are perfect for your temp range- the mitten foldover is a nice nearly wind proof material.

You probably only need a...
11-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By hsuBM

I am loving the Barnard Ride Chronicles. Please...

I am loving the Barnard Ride Chronicles. Please keep them up!

We we need a fun name for your nemesis... Walter? Biff? Jeremy Clarkson?
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,212
Posted By hsuBM

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the...

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the last decade are either full-on Rivendell style rigs or sloping top tube Aluminum frames with Rohloff hubs and disc brakes.

This bike looks a bit...
11-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,700
Posted By hsuBM

Etiquette: be a smaht ridah. Don’t make existing...

Etiquette: be a smaht ridah. Don’t make existing cyclist-hating car worshippers hate us more, don’t convert the cyclist-neutral into cyclist-haters.

being smaht: don’t ride bad-hard on old racing...
11-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,143
Posted By hsuBM

Someone wanted to lower purchase cost for the...

Someone wanted to lower purchase cost for the sort of consumer who shops on price instead of quality. This sort of thing lowers manufacturing cost by $0.13 per bike. Moo.
11-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,166
Posted By hsuBM

I am now that I’m back down to 160lbs, but my...

I am now that I’m back down to 160lbs, but my height & inseam weren’t any different when I was up at 230lbs. I just have a short torso.



I don’t find that. I find great benefit from the lower...
11-08-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By hsuBM

Lower maintenance/tuning overhead (less than once...

Lower maintenance/tuning overhead (less than once a year)? Fixed gear
Lower weight than the mechanical (both derailleurs, back cassette, crankgroup)? Fixed gear
Higher gearing range for the same...
11-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By hsuBM

Yes they can. Don’t bother with less than full...

Yes they can. Don’t bother with less than full coverage, you’ll still feel like you maybe should’ve worn swim trunks on the ride if you do.

The only potential issue arises with the seatstay...
11-04-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,257
Posted By hsuBM

I’ve been wanting to do this after being...

I’ve been wanting to do this after being disappointed with the ride feel of going full-puffy and doing a fixed 26er and just wanting the feel of my 80s roadie with slightly more tire than it would...
11-04-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By hsuBM

Curious about this too. Mr Boyd presents himself...

Curious about this too. Mr Boyd presents himself well enough on his site.
Forum: BMX
11-04-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By hsuBM

that’s cool!

that’s cool!
11-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,271
Posted By hsuBM

h plus son are as secretive about their place of...

h plus son are as secretive about their place of manufacture as IRD. They’re almost definitely both Taiwan. Less secretive is Boyd. Their Altamont looks interesting. I discovered them just after...
11-03-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By hsuBM

What would Greg Lemond do?

What would Greg Lemond do?
11-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,729
Posted By hsuBM

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling...

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling clothes and a fendered winter training fixed gear road bike.
11-03-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By hsuBM

way off, guys. That’s Marjorie. She’s a sweetie.

way off, guys. That’s Marjorie. She’s a sweetie.
11-03-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By hsuBM

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I thought I saw either a clear acrylic/gorilla...
11-02-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,517
Posted By hsuBM

“What?” indeed. Milk costs nearly double...

“What?” indeed.

Milk costs nearly double what what it cost twenty years ago.

A hair over 20 years ago my dad ordered a fully loaded GMC Yukon for under $30K.

Certainly, the diplomatic drop...
11-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By hsuBM

Tires saddle pedals+shoes add full length...

Tires
saddle
pedals+shoes
add full length metal fenders.
get some severely bright lights.


cranks are fine till you go and get yourself spoiled by vintage low q-factor (width) cranks from...
10-29-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,304
Posted By hsuBM

I’ve thought about doing it to a few frames. ...

I’ve thought about doing it to a few frames.

My conclusion is always “to do it well enough to have been worthwhile would take as many hours as the OT hours I’d have to put in at work to buy a...
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