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06-17-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,849
Posted By jefnvk

Of course I can always find exceptions to the...

Of course I can always find exceptions to the rule, but I'd wager a bet that the overwhelming majority of folks using them are doing so because they aren't fit enough one way or another to do what...
06-16-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,287
Posted By jefnvk

I like my wired computer. As folks have said,...

I like my wired computer. As folks have said, its nice to know how far I've gone and how far I have to go. If I want more detailed data, I generally have my Strava running on my phone in my back...
06-15-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,849
Posted By jefnvk

Folks that get pissy about an ebike anywhere...

Folks that get pissy about an ebike anywhere outside of a formal race setting need to get a life. I could maybe concede a groomed MTB trail system too, I'm still 50/50 on that, just from the fact...
06-14-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By jefnvk

Only flats I have th I'd recommend are Race Face...

Only flats I have th I'd recommend are Race Face Chesters. Not sure how they look on a 90s MTB, but they are awesome.
06-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By jefnvk

You need a seat that fits your butt, price has no...

You need a seat that fits your butt, price has no effect on comfort. My current favorite is 30 year old Avocet Tourings I have to find on eBay. My absolute favorite was the cheap OEM saddle that...
06-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,605
Posted By jefnvk

Pro tip: legal advice screamed out the window...

Pro tip: legal advice screamed out the window from a moving vehicle is often not correct.
06-02-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By jefnvk

Assuming this is serious: you won't stop that...

Assuming this is serious: you won't stop that well once the system gets warm. It is called brake fade: once a fluid starts to reach its boiling point, it starts to turn to a gas, which is very...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By jefnvk

Agree with Tourist. I get my top hooks hanging...

Agree with Tourist. I get my top hooks hanging how I want them, then just turn the bottom to fit whatever bar I have convenient on the rack. All the bottom does is keep the bag from flopping around...
05-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,543
Posted By jefnvk

So a parent getting a kid a decent bike and...

So a parent getting a kid a decent bike and asking questions so that either he knows it'll suit his kid or so he knows how to properly maintain it is a bad thing? Would you prefer he just go to...
05-26-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,543
Posted By jefnvk

REIs by me aren't LBS. That is a good thing. It...

REIs by me aren't LBS. That is a good thing. It means they actually have what I want to buy in stock and people who are capable of working on whatever isn't the latest and greatest hyperbike. If I...
05-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By jefnvk

If it fits you and you like it, cool. I've...

If it fits you and you like it, cool.

I've got a box of saddles that prove that cost (in either direction) has nothing to do with what is comfortable to me.
05-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,232
Posted By jefnvk

I'd venture 99.9% of the bike owning public know...

I'd venture 99.9% of the bike owning public know nothing about the Bike Registry.
05-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,350
Posted By jefnvk

Yep, just demonstrating my logic why I'd believe...

Yep, just demonstrating my logic why I'd believe the MSRP to be closer to the $85 mark online than the OPs LBS! I generally find when you have dozens of shops selling at the exact same price to the...
05-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,350
Posted By jefnvk

OK? I do know Tree Fort is a LBS, I've bought a...

OK? I do know Tree Fort is a LBS, I've bought a lot of stuff by walking through their front door. I can either choose to believe that the OPs LBS is selling at MSRP, and that Tree Fort and Jenson...
05-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,350
Posted By jefnvk

Every online shop has it right at $85, including...

Every online shop has it right at $85, including Jenson and Tree Fort, so I suspect it is pretty close. EDIT: oops Sy Reene got to it before me!

If it were $90-95, I would be fine, but a $30...
05-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,612
Posted By jefnvk

I like how the local Performance Bike used to do...

I like how the local Performance Bike used to do things: when they had multiple mechanics on duty, one was assigned to "quick" jobs. Need a tube changed, a new chain, an accessory you bought...
05-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By jefnvk

Tread pattern matters little in a bike tire....

Tread pattern matters little in a bike tire. Softer compounds and lower pressures can help, but unless you are racing just slow down and use common sense. Bike trires are going slow enough and have...
04-29-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By jefnvk

I was hoping someone would mention this. It says...

I was hoping someone would mention this. It says that it will handle up to 4.6" tires, which should cover me. How does the adjustable for differing wheelbases actually work, do those trays just...
04-21-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,551
Posted By jefnvk

Well that was a helluva thing to quote and call...

Well that was a helluva thing to quote and call me back here for :P
07-02-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,960
Posted By jefnvk

Everytime I pass a brewery.

Everytime I pass a brewery.
06-27-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,693
Posted By jefnvk

Greenfield rear kickstand is what I use, on...

Greenfield rear kickstand is what I use, on everything but my disc brake bike (doesn't fit) or the vintage ones with built in stands.

If you want one, get one. Don't let people shame you into not...
06-24-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,892
Posted By jefnvk

I've got double sided pedals (Deore XT T8000,...

I've got double sided pedals (Deore XT T8000, https://www.rei.com/product/116154/shimano-xt-pd-t8000-spd-pedals). They work awesome, let me do whatever I want. Both clipped in, both not clipped in,...
05-21-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,775
Posted By jefnvk

It is a kids bike. It ranges from literally...

It is a kids bike. It ranges from literally nothing to adjust on a toddlers balance bike, to incredibly simple to deal with on the single speed pseudo-BMX that most kids ride until their early teens....
05-21-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,626
Posted By jefnvk

The ridiculous lowballers are annoying, but I...

The ridiculous lowballers are annoying, but I simply don't respond. That said, I had a roommate who used to do that, just tossing out lowball offers on everything. The amount of stuff that he ended...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,371
Posted By jefnvk

I agree that you need pool noodles, but moreso...

I agree that you need pool noodles, but moreso because the hollow ones are easily cut up and placed around the frame tubing for effective protection in shipment.
05-14-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,304
Posted By jefnvk

What'd I just buy? $19 Phillips 3 speed

Well, my Salvation Army habit turned up something I've always wanted: a British 3 speed utility bike. Anything I should know about this, beyond it was apparently just a rebadged Raleigh, not...
04-25-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By jefnvk

I haven't had a "local" phone number on my...

I haven't had a "local" phone number on my personal phone in about 15 years now. Still have the number I got in high school about six cities ago.



They don't. That said, to some people, it is...
04-25-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 15,029
Posted By jefnvk

They have what I want and I can walk out the door...

They have what I want and I can walk out the door with it right then. They generally have a drawer of take-off stems I can rummage through to find something that fits for $10-15. A couple have...
10-09-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,875
Posted By jefnvk

Last couple years have been steady in the 1800ish...

Last couple years have been steady in the 1800ish range. I've got other hobbies, I can't devote myself to any one endeavour, I get bored doing one thing exclusively.
06-19-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,934
Posted By jefnvk

Nope. I don't even think the licensing and...

Nope. I don't even think the licensing and restrictions on driving go far enough.



I think there are a lot of things that can be done better with the system, but no, in general, I don't think...
06-06-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,551
Posted By jefnvk

Crap, I forgot to carbo-load for my after work...

Crap, I forgot to carbo-load for my after work metric quarter century! I'll have to double the beer intake at the halfway point!
06-06-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,551
Posted By jefnvk

I'm curious: did an English "century" become a...

I'm curious: did an English "century" become a thing because people needed an "accomplishment" lesser than a brevet or randonee length? I mean, can't you just tell people you rode 100 miles?
06-05-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,551
Posted By jefnvk

When calling 160.9km a century sounded like a...

When calling 160.9km a century sounded like a silly idea?
02-02-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,849
Posted By jefnvk

I haven't been cycling long, but I've certainly...

I haven't been cycling long, but I've certainly had enough flats that CO2 would quickly surpass the cost of my $25 frame pumps. Especially considering you need a $20ish inflator to use said CO2...
08-07-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,785
Posted By jefnvk

If you wish for higher quality modern bike, there...

If you wish for higher quality modern bike, there is one outfit that designed and manufactured them for an Antarctic expedition, and sell to the public: http://christinibicycles.com/

Appears to be...
Forum: Touring
07-10-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,226
Posted By jefnvk

Agreed completely. One can learn from the things...

Agreed completely. One can learn from the things that went right and wrong, there is no point in only portraying a trip in a good light, even if that is how I will ultimately remember it. Even in...
Forum: Touring
07-10-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,226
Posted By jefnvk

One was my best friend growing up who I'd been...

One was my best friend growing up who I'd been backpacking with a few times before. Fairly athletic, just not a regular cyclist, who has been wanting to do a camping trip for a while so I'd figure...
Forum: Touring
07-10-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,226
Posted By jefnvk

Lessons Learned from Iceland

Hi all, back from my trip! I regret it did not turn out to be the epic trip through the interior I had hoped for, due to environment tempered expectations and group dynamics that I should have been...
01-25-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,981
Posted By jefnvk

If it helps, I'm 5-10, albeit with a short inseam...

If it helps, I'm 5-10, albeit with a short inseam (pant length 30", 29" when I can find them). I ride two 23" and a 57cm vintage bikes, all fit me well while pedaling, even though I can't stand over...
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