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05-03-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,593
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Knows already everything - except how to mount a...

Knows already everything - except how to mount a tire.

Just grind it off and glue tubular tires on.
04-12-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,276
Posted By HerrKaLeun

and it is right in the name....MOUNTAIN riding...

and it is right in the name....MOUNTAIN riding requires a bike that is good for climbing and descending technical trails.

A bike actually good for MTB, will suck if used for the road/bike path.
...
04-11-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,276
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Depends on if you can live with the old geometry....

Depends on if you can live with the old geometry. Even the younger used bike can have outdated geometry (outdated for its time)

Geometry and fit is everything and can't be upgraded.
04-01-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,317
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I ride my fatbike in deep snow. But this spring...

I ride my fatbike in deep snow. But this spring using my hybrid bike I could use the tallest gear a few times, which I never used last year. It was nice to ride on the path with all the people that...
04-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,317
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Going up a hill with a lighter bike should be the...

Going up a hill with a lighter bike should be the exact same effort as with a heavier bike. Only difference, the lighter bike will be a bit faster at given effort. Sot he training effect (growing...
03-31-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,317
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You said you are training. So do you want to...

You said you are training. So do you want to train less with a lighter bike?
Do you also buy light weight dumbbells?
I heard they make CF dumbbells now....
03-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What about TA is complicated? The only...

What about TA is complicated? The only complication i see is insisting on using an outdated standard on a new bike.
03-24-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Make sure you have life insurance so your family...

Make sure you have life insurance so your family is cared for.....

I had a recent issue with the rotor hitting the brake mount occasionally when I shifted weight to NDS. I assumed for some...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need...

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need to do some extended riding to find out if it bothers you. So a parking lot demo with an LBS won't tell the whole story.

if you are OK with a...
02-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,486
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 /thread

+1
/thread
02-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A separate room in the garage makes the garage...

A separate room in the garage makes the garage less flexible. And in real life you get fed up locking it all the time. You probably don't lock it the day someone breaks in.
02-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Generously plan width and length for all bikes,...

Generously plan width and length for all bikes, tools, benches, cars, stands..... then add 5 feet to each side.
02-06-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,821
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It's all in QC or lack thereof ...

It's all in QC or lack thereof

https://youtu.be/3l6EcBg9EPA
12-31-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,270
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: 68
Views: 4,753
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: 2,270
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: 906
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...
12-27-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,086
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: Touring
12-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,105
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: 8
Views: 1,385
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...
12-01-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,681
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...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
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...
11-23-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,074
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.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
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: 15
Views: 2,104
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
11-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
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...
11-17-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,934
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most of it is just opinion, not facts. ...

Most of it is just opinion, not facts.

People that care about frame material or brakes have their own opinion anyway. The rest don't care.

And the advice on gravel bikes or hybrid is...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Long distance planning and buy...

Long distance planning and buy counter-cyclically. I hate to tell you, I bought my fatbike frame and fork this March right after the lockdowns started. and then they still were on sale with a 30%...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I don't know the specific bikes, but I'm already...

I don't know the specific bikes, but I'm already on my second fatbike frame. I have an RSD Mayor and am happy with it. Here some things to look for:
- low standover (your feet sink in snow lower...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Ad dropper lowers your center of gravity in...

Ad dropper lowers your center of gravity in corners or downhill. On snow or slippery surface it helps to start since you can have you butt on the saddle while the feet are on the ground. that way...
11-10-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,705
Posted By HerrKaLeun

i doubt an LBS takes all bearings apart to check...

i doubt an LBS takes all bearings apart to check them. this should be correct from the factory. the final assembler (DIY, or LBS) should just have to check easily accessible things, like lose bolts,...
11-03-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,943
Posted By HerrKaLeun

OP makes it sound like he intended to buy...

OP makes it sound like he intended to buy multiple. and he bought via a B2B platform, so he must have told them he has a business.

I would hope someone intending to market and manufacture...
11-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,943
Posted By HerrKaLeun

OP circumvented Alibaba.... but complains here...

OP circumvented Alibaba.... but complains here about Alibaba. This is equivalent to me buying a no-name Carbon bike and then I complain about Trek even when I circumvented Trek.

And Alibaba is a...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you only ride snow and slow, a CF fork maybe...

If you only ride snow and slow, a CF fork maybe be better. Some people remove suspension fork in winter. Salt etc.
10-30-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,079
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you never ride the bike, it doesn't matter if...

If you never ride the bike, it doesn't matter if it is good.
You can buy a $100 BSO and store for 20 years.
10-30-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You know the derailleur sold by a US dealer was...

You know the derailleur sold by a US dealer was made in the same factory as the RD sold by a European dealer. it has the same cost to produce. Made in Asia, so shipping cost is there for both...
10-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By HerrKaLeun

They talk about freedom and free trade, and then...

They talk about freedom and free trade, and then all these restrictions.
I've had some luck with modernbike recently. And for Shimano I now buy OEM parts of ebay or Alieexpress. I don't even look...
10-24-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 13,414
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience...

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience someone else to help you instead of just learning basic skills and buy some tools.
I don't mind helping people. But like to see them at least make...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,024
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are worried about bike weight for touring?...

You are worried about bike weight for touring? What about the luggage?

I would use the saddle, stem etc. that fit the best for long tours. Not the lightest racing fit that is horrible to endure...
10-18-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,773
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Narrower tire will FEEL faster because you will...

Narrower tire will FEEL faster because you will bounce more at a given speed. But unless the pavement is 100% smooth, the wider tire will be faster.

Get a tire of the same size with more...
10-10-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,233
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you paid $5, you got ripped off. Even with...

If you paid $5, you got ripped off. Even with COVID pricing.
10-02-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,169
Posted By HerrKaLeun

So if one parent is white, the other black, do...

So if one parent is white, the other black, do you get 22.5% discount? What about just one black grand parent? You need to show your family tree to claim this benefit? Exactly how the Nazis...
09-27-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,642
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What exact model is that? (link?) I looked on...

What exact model is that? (link?) I looked on their horrible website, but didn't find that specific one.

My experience with buying a Motobecane Al fatbike:
- frame built by Kinesis and had...
09-22-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You know MTB drivetrains also work on other...

You know MTB drivetrains also work on other bikes? Like ALL flatbar for example?
what actual experiences do you have with 1x drivetrains? I "heard" the world is flat.... Good 1x drivetrains have...
09-22-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All MTB have come with 1x11 or 1x12 for years by...

All MTB have come with 1x11 or 1x12 for years by now. All ridden hard and shifted under heavy load in the mud. I'm sure we would have heard of those weak cogs breaking by now.
09-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

yeah, because a 7 speed freewheel bike from China...

yeah, because a 7 speed freewheel bike from China becomes magically better once you add 30% markup.....
09-22-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,537
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Check out Kevcentral on youtube. He tests and...

Check out Kevcentral on youtube. He tests and upgrades big box bikes.
07-04-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That is a $200 bike max. Are people really paying...

That is a $200 bike max. Are people really paying over $500 inc. shipping?
A good FS starts at $3K,better get a rigid or hardtail if you don't have the funds. Nothing worse than bad FS.
07-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By HerrKaLeun

This is meaningless until someone actually gives...

This is meaningless until someone actually gives you cash.

Almost any rideable bicycle yields that much.
06-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,275
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Learn to fix bikes. Then you can check used bikes...

Learn to fix bikes. Then you can check used bikes before buying and don't need to pay LBS.

As for new bikes, go to a direct seller.

Alternatively ask some locals for LBS recommendations.

I...
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