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09-09-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By mihlbach

https://youtu.be/CDafMzo4HO8

https://youtu.be/CDafMzo4HO8
08-01-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By mihlbach

Would love to see a photo of that.

Would love to see a photo of that.
07-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By mihlbach

I have been tweaking my setup on the this...

I have been tweaking my setup on the this particular bike for a long time, and I have developed a lot of options to make this bike work for just about anything I have ever intend to do with it. I...
07-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By mihlbach

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two...

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two chainrings and White Industries Dos freewheel on numerous off-road trails, some are flat while others are excessively hilly. I generally select my...
06-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By mihlbach

While Sheldon Brown's calculator does have a box...

While Sheldon Brown's calculator does have a box for inputing crank length, crank length does not factor into calculations of gear inches. You can vary the crank length and see that it does not...
06-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By mihlbach

"Gear inches" refers to the hypothetical wheel...

"Gear inches" refers to the hypothetical wheel diameter that you would need to get the same mechanical advantage (or, distance traveled per crank rotation) if your cranks were attached directly to...
06-09-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By mihlbach

Cost has nothing to do with comfort. Cheap and...

Cost has nothing to do with comfort. Cheap and expensive saddles cover the same basic range of shapes. I have tried a lot of saddles ranging from narrow racing saddles to Brooks B-17 and have never...
06-03-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,481
Posted By mihlbach

BMX bikes are technically bikes, but they aren't...

BMX bikes are technically bikes, but they aren't really intended for transportation, so it's harder to take the vehicle categorization seriously for a BMX bike. The very idea of BMX is to ride where...
06-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,481
Posted By mihlbach

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the...

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the best option for an otherwise bicycle unfriendly situation. A typical scenario would be for me to avoid a short section of very busy road by using a...
05-25-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By mihlbach

ACS freewheels are just fine. I have several, but...

ACS freewheels are just fine. I have several, but have never had one fail. They are totally rebuildable so if one does get gunked up to the point it is unreliable, it can easily be cleaned and made...
05-15-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,290
Posted By mihlbach

Cycling shorts are often shown inside out so you...

Cycling shorts are often shown inside out so you can see what sort of padding is inside. You wouldnít actually wear them like that.
05-07-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,123
Posted By mihlbach

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for...

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for choosing a particular cadence and cadence is only one variable that dictates your efficiency. Pedaling smoothness and your own personal fitness are...
05-06-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By mihlbach

In its natural habitat... ...

In its natural habitat...
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05-06-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By mihlbach

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a...

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a BikeForums group buy long ago....I think back in 2006. The color is British Racing Green. IRO has long since gone extinct. I think the frame and fork cost...
05-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By mihlbach

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear...

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear ratios on a single speed. I effectively have four potential gear ratios on the bike at one time. NOtice I have a road double crankset and and White...
05-02-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,123
Posted By mihlbach

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t...

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t know how to pedal. Your problem is not your gear ratio, it’s your poor spinning technique.
04-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,257
Posted By mihlbach

Bmx racing

Bmx racing
04-14-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,368
Posted By mihlbach

Start preaching the gospel. That causes most...

Start preaching the gospel. That causes most people to want to run away.
04-14-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,098
Posted By mihlbach

This is in a very rural part of central Illinois...

This is in a very rural part of central Illinois with high rates of alcoholism. I donít live there but ride when visiting family in the summer. There is zero law enforcement as the only police are on...
04-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,098
Posted By mihlbach

Livedarklions display of cognitive dissonance...

Livedarklions display of cognitive dissonance demonstrates why it is such a subtly effective defense tool. Fashion itself is an intentional form of deception that takes advantage of the tendency of...
04-13-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,098
Posted By mihlbach

I don't get yelled at much where I live in New...

I don't get yelled at much where I live in New York, but have spent some amount of time cycling in rural central Illinois. I used to get yelled at a lot until I started wearing a Marines jersey.
I...
01-15-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By mihlbach

3/32" chainrings are readily abundant, so you...

3/32" chainrings are readily abundant, so you should be able to use a chain intended for use with a derailleur. However, BMX chainlines are among the narrowest of all bicycle drivetrains, often...
11-07-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By mihlbach

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10-20-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By mihlbach

Love it. I need to post an updated picture of my...

Love it. I need to post an updated picture of my bfssfg IRO Rob Roy, but itís in pieces right now as I am performing a few upgrades.
09-27-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By mihlbach

Bicycle wheels do not rotate fast enough for...

Bicycle wheels do not rotate fast enough for minor imbalances to matter. As long as your spokes have some tension in them, you will be fine.
06-17-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,669
Posted By mihlbach

Achieving drivetrain silence is not always as...

Achieving drivetrain silence is not always as simple as choosing the right components and/or achieving a perfect chainline. I've had junky drivetrains with messed up chainlines that were dead silent,...
08-28-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,122
Posted By mihlbach

My kid (4.5 years old) graduated from the trailer...

My kid (4.5 years old) graduated from the trailer to a trail-a-bike earlier this year. I pull him everyday (usually on a fixie) to daycare (2.5 miles), then leave the trailer (or trail-a-bike) with...
05-07-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,819
Posted By mihlbach

Don't you and other self-proclaimed forum police...

Don't you and other self-proclaimed forum police have something better to do than ***** about people not using the search function, which btw is almost completely worthless? How about if you don't...
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