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Forum: Fatbikes
01-12-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By HerrKaLeun

in the lowest gear it will be proportionally...

in the lowest gear it will be proportionally harder. If it matters, only you can know after trying. Over the years I went the opposite to lower and lower gears on my fatbike. Especially in the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By HerrKaLeun

BD has a link to the geometry table. they don't...

BD has a link to the geometry table. they don't publish a lot of numbers, though.
their geometry is more modern than the fatboy, though. but not like a Mayor or other modern fatbike.

Ultimately...
01-04-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,416
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I didn't really understand why he only seated the...

I didn't really understand why he only seated the tire on half the circumference only. They used a 2" tire, those aren't really problematic. And some tires work better with some rims. but sometimes...
12-31-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are leaving out a lot of information here.......

You are leaving out a lot of information here.... sounds the friend lent you the bike for a long time and now wants to transfer it officially. This is very reasonable from the friend's side. If that...
12-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Location also matters. I'm near Madison, WI where...

Location also matters. I'm near Madison, WI where people still think Trek is an American bike. Here you can pull a bike that was thrown into the lake 30 years ago and sell it as long as you take a...
12-31-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That hub problem is a huge red flag. not because...

That hub problem is a huge red flag. not because you need to replace it, but it tells the owner is not taking care of the bike and happily sells it with obvious flaws. what about not so obvious...
12-29-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,882
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you learned in 2020 about the disappearance of...

If you learned in 2020 about the disappearance of 27", you will have a very interesting year 2050 when you learn about what **** show 2020 was.
12-29-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Have you ever tried to trade in your old car for...

Have you ever tried to trade in your old car for a new one? I bet they needed to know what your old car is to give you a price.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-29-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Any externally routed post will work. I...

Any externally routed post will work.
I wouldn't recommend drilling a hole, but it can be done.

You need to know the diameter and dropper manufacturers have sizing charts.

I used to have an...
12-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By HerrKaLeun

There is no law forbidding that. Shimano is just...

There is no law forbidding that. Shimano is just not allowing European dealers to ship to the US. But that is not based on a law, it is based on Shimano threatening them to not sell them any parts...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I bought these Kamik Cody XT...

I bought these Kamik Cody XT (https://www.kamik.com/collections/men/products/cody-xt). they were $150 at REI. I first tried out some of the other Kamik boots at Farm and Fleet, but decided these are...
12-28-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,416
Posted By HerrKaLeun

congrats on the compressor and setup. I like the...

congrats on the compressor and setup. I like the retractable hose you have. I just have a "normal" hose and hate the clutter that gets dirty. That compressor also seems to be reasonably silent. I...
12-28-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,416
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The tape just seals the spoke holes. if you have...

The tape just seals the spoke holes. if you have rims with no spoke holes (thee is such thing, but has other disadvantages), no tape is needed. the tape doesn't have to be too wide, it only needs to...
12-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,416
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I was referring to the Lezyene floor pump linked...

I was referring to the Lezyene floor pump linked above.

Fat tires can be tricky depending on the exact fit. they also stretch as they age. Sometimes the tire is not close enough to the rim. Soap...
12-27-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,416
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most DIY compressors are rated at 90 psi since...

Most DIY compressors are rated at 90 psi since the air tools are 90 psi. The tank is the buffer since the compressor is too weak. So what the compressor can provide is not very relevant unless you...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-25-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The Yukon looks like the rigid fork is suspension...

The Yukon looks like the rigid fork is suspension corrected. Looks like for a 80 or 100mm travel fork. This is only from looking, not actually reading geometry charts.

Are you sure the person at...
Forum: Touring
12-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,437
Posted By HerrKaLeun

In times of 1x12 being the mainstream, I really...

In times of 1x12 being the mainstream, I really don't see the point of 1x9 for a NEW drivetrain. 1x11 if you really want to cheap out and have an old hub standard. The large gaps on the 1x9 will be...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If asphalt, I'd chose a different bike. this bis...

If asphalt, I'd chose a different bike. this bis a fatbike tour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aoF3gH6ym0&t=3s&ab_channel=ForestyForest

You will know the different the moment you ride one...
12-04-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,232
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I don't think the service part should subsidize...

I don't think the service part should subsidize new bike sale. The " free" tune up with the sale of a bike should be covered by the bike margin. Not saying it isn't done, just saying this isn't good...
12-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By HerrKaLeun

well, a reputable manufacturer had that tested by...

well, a reputable manufacturer had that tested by engineers in a lab and published the allowable operating conditions. Anything outside that may work, or may not.
Anyone here can provide are...
12-04-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,232
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Interesting insight and explains why if you like...

Interesting insight and explains why if you like bicycles you should make it a hobby, not a career.

I wonder what the billable rates for the above wage workers are. In construction it ends up to...
12-04-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It looks like you are waiting for someone to...

It looks like you are waiting for someone to confirm that it it will work flawlessly in the cold.

Note that the manufacturer data on operating range assume a new battery fully charged. di2 is...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No one said to look at the Mayor and size based...

No one said to look at the Mayor and size based on SO. Look at it to see how a top tube should be designed to have reasonable SO. Sizing should be on reach, stack, length...

Obviously OP is...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If the in-between is based on the fit dimensions...

If the in-between is based on the fit dimensions (reach, stack etc.) sure, one can argue. But a choosing a smaller size because the design is bad is not a good sizing recommendation. I would select a...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I would go for correct size. The standovers on...

I would go for correct size. The standovers on these are high because of outdated design. The fatbike frame is not anything different than a hardtail when it comes to standover. A too-small bike is...
12-03-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It is just physics and chemistry. These small...

It is just physics and chemistry. These small batteries are not heated and get cold. My cycle computer doesn't work in the cold, but this doesn't' prevent me from riding. Electric cars have a large...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You ride what you want. I say as a noob have more...

You ride what you want. I say as a noob have more confidence riding with more space. when i get stuck on a rockgarden and don't have a choice where my feet land, I'm glad to have more than 1" space....
12-02-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Large animals don't freeze, small ones on the...

Large animals don't freeze, small ones on the other hand....

Must be a roadie. At 60F we still wear shorts....if a specific body part is cold at 40F, it must be exposed.

Riding in -20 and...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-02-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Standover is important and can hurt... in snow...

Standover is important and can hurt... in snow you sink deeper than the bike.

But I would get the bike in proper size and with better top tube design. Modern bikes have a bent topbtube to lower...
12-02-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you care about price, you shouldn't go...

If you care about price, you shouldn't go electronic.
It is like the stores that don't have price tags - people that shop there don't need to worry about price.

I would wait till Shimano...
12-02-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Good point, but does that apply to higher end...

Good point, but does that apply to higher end shifters, like XT, that have sealed bearings (and possibly sealed mechanism)? I'm afraid to open them up to see what is actually exposed.

Maybe I'm...
12-01-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,320
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What if the seller opened, and re-closed them...

What if the seller opened, and re-closed them professionally? why not just open them before the sale to see what you are buying?
Is that a person you know, or one of the CL deals where you meet at...
11-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Squirting in random stuff probably will only make...

Squirting in random stuff probably will only make them last half as long. Just leave them alone and service if needed. All that stuff you squirt in will just gum it up and attract dirt. If you are...
11-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You can fly over the handlebar due to lack of...

You can fly over the handlebar due to lack of skill, that doesn't mean the wheel locks up. My bike ahs 203 mm front rotor and Deore brakes and stops on a dime. The front is impossible to lock up on...
11-28-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Lol. they are afraid of the FRONT locking up? The...

Lol. they are afraid of the FRONT locking up? The front never locks up on normal surface, the rear will. and the added 2m of cable for the front brake (going to rear, then back front) adds so much...
11-28-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Never knew that exists. I doubt it improves...

Never knew that exists. I doubt it improves braking because your finger force will be split in half for each brake. I guess diverting braking force over 2 brakes helps cooling each brake, though. So...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The Barbegazi are really good tires - for 3...

The Barbegazi are really good tires - for 3 seasons and non-aggressive riding. I'm not a Trek fan, but have to say they are the only manufacturer I know of that sell bikes with premium tires. All...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-25-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Same way most Walmart bikes have one, or even...

Same way most Walmart bikes have one, or even full suspension. The real question is, why would you buy a $3K Hard tail when Walmart sells you a $150 Full suspension bike? You get so much more for 5%...
11-23-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,185
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Timely review, only 30 years late. what...

Timely review, only 30 years late.

what other 1980 technology is not so great these days? I heard the Commodore 64 has problems with 4k displays. A review should be done.
11-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A quality stand may, but I thought this thread is...

A quality stand may, but I thought this thread is about the Minoura stand?
11-22-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Welcome to the World of inferior Harbor Freight...

Welcome to the World of inferior Harbor Freight tools.
Without dishing tool, all is guess work.
11-21-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By HerrKaLeun

did you verify with dishing tool if those wheels...

did you verify with dishing tool if those wheels were correct?
Trust but verify.

There also is the explanation of that being a cheap stand.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Very few people use drop bars. I never tried, but...

Very few people use drop bars. I never tried, but would think the narrower drop bar will make steering more difficult and squirrely.
At your weight 4" should be fine.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If used is not an option, I see no way to get a...

If used is not an option, I see no way to get a decent fatbike for $500. The cheapest fatbike is the Bikesdirect Monster for $500. but you end up upgrading a lot, and are limited in tire size. for...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By HerrKaLeun

$400 fatbike? Is your LBS called...

$400 fatbike? Is your LBS called "Walmart"?
11-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By HerrKaLeun

In theory it should work the way you think. but...

In theory it should work the way you think. but there are machining tolerances, flex, bending etc. In addition you can put the wheel in a tiny bit different every time, especially with TA wheels.
...
11-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By HerrKaLeun

For dish use a dishing tool. Especially with a...

For dish use a dishing tool. Especially with a cheap stand. Some people flip the wheel for dish, but if it isn't reproducable that won't help.

I have a $400 Park fatbike truing stand. On TA wheels...
11-20-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Should be easy to try out. Just don't shift and...

Should be easy to try out. Just don't shift and see how it goes. If you can't behave yourself, limit the RD with the limit screws.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Either a CF fork, or a Mastodon. Nothing else....

Either a CF fork, or a Mastodon. Nothing else. Don't get one of those cheap suspension forks, nothing good will come from thsoe anchors.

The Mastodon cost $600, so I doubt it would be on cheap...
11-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Everyone has to find their own comfort level...

Everyone has to find their own comfort level regarding proactively replacing a crashed handlebar. A shop sure would advise replacement, just for liability reasons.

For MTB, it is recommended to...
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