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08-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By BiciMan

My 50-lb aluminum electric bike is the only one...

My 50-lb aluminum electric bike is the only one that requires a specially-cushy saddle, but I don't like or nor need the cushiest kinds. I have used the Serfas Performance Rx on this bike since new...
08-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By BiciMan

Hmmm.. really? I hope not. Certainly,...

Hmmm.. really? I hope not. Certainly, never-painted by choice, for whatever reason, is a possibility, in which case all/other 2020 FX3s -at least- should look this way. But Rick43 reported "several...
08-17-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

The primary advantage is simple: the bigger the...

The primary advantage is simple: the bigger the tire, the greater amount of air cushion under you. I mainly sought a tire with less rolling resistance than the relatively knobby stock tires (which I...
08-15-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By BiciMan

That Michigan shop does "have a problem here":...

That Michigan shop does "have a problem here": "normal wear spot" in two days of a 2020 model?!? I'd only accept it if I'd paid less for a worn demo.
08-15-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 237,509
Posted By BiciMan

6'1''/1.85 with 33" inseam and 34" arm length:...

6'1''/1.85 with 33" inseam and 34" arm length: ride the L.
08-15-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

I moved to Schwalbe Marathon Plus 45s after a...

I moved to Schwalbe Marathon Plus 45s after a couple of years -like 'em for good.
08-09-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By BiciMan

Black is black, I want my baby back It's grey,...

Black is black, I want my baby back
It's grey, it's grey, since she went away, oh oh
What can I do, 'cause I, I'm feelin' blue

is my reinforcement... :love:
08-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By BiciMan

"Little odd" is generous, Rick; I'd definitely...

"Little odd" is generous, Rick; I'd definitely take it back. This may have been a bad paint job or paint batch, be only currently confined, and could extend, or manifest elsewhere later. I wonder if...
08-09-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By BiciMan

+1 for the Sirrus "road bike", and the Sonder...

+1 for the Sirrus "road bike", and the Sonder option would probably offer the best ways to fine-tune/design your "perfect bike". Also, Focus has pulled out of the US, and I don't know if it's...
08-09-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By BiciMan

I agree that it was and is a road bike. Very...

I agree that it was and is a road bike. Very interesting saddle-switching technique: you may be starting a trend! ;)
08-09-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,068
Posted By BiciMan

Crickets and Cicadas annoy me more than any...

Crickets and Cicadas annoy me more than any electric or other motor, and summer ones are the worst. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By BiciMan

Nice photo, James. (I have to edit my bike list...

Nice photo, James.
(I have to edit my bike list too ;) .)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By BiciMan

I requested 28s when I bought my Domane years...

I requested 28s when I bought my Domane years ago. If the guys in the shop said they would be fine, they should be ready to modify if they prove to be wrong, even just on your judgment. Congrats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,166
Posted By BiciMan

I was confident that both of you had smart,...

I was confident that both of you had smart, full-understandable explanations. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,166
Posted By BiciMan

Share your sense of this, Sunday, on this Sunday....

Share your sense of this, Sunday, on this Sunday. I like Leon's advise: thanks for sharing this. One thing is that rim brakes have gotten much better, and riding/braking in the rain is nowhere as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,559
Posted By BiciMan

You're not far off geographically, but it's...

You're not far off geographically, but it's actually from across the Pirineos, in France. For le record ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,166
Posted By BiciMan

FWIW, I picked up a 58cm Domane in 2015, at 68,...

FWIW, I picked up a 58cm Domane in 2015, at 68, and sold my "right-color" 61cm Bianchi at 70. I love the fit/geometry of the Domane, especially.

BTW, on rim brakes: while I also recognize the...
08-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 76,444
Posted By BiciMan

Probably large. I'm 6'1, 190, 33" inseam, and 34"...

Probably large. I'm 6'1, 190, 33" inseam, and 34" sleeves: my bikes are all Ls, 19s, variations of large. Always depends on the bike AND on how it fits and feels to you.
08-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

Interesting that it hadn't been done earlier....

Interesting that it hadn't been done earlier. Excellent, nice, and good for Trek: I just searched my computer and that recall was issued >4 years ago.
08-02-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By BiciMan

I have several decades of experience riding and...

I have several decades of experience riding and maintaining, but none building as such, and my oldest bike is a youngin '97. I do like your question, and have two related responses -FWIW: one build...
08-02-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By BiciMan

Welcome to the forum, and enjoy your shopping,...

Welcome to the forum, and enjoy your shopping, taking your good time. A good bike shop with a well-trained salesperson should fit the saddle heights to a point on your hip/crotch. These heights...
08-02-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

VERY good move, Jac, and my 2013 8.5 also has 3...

VERY good move, Jac, and my 2013 8.5 also has 3 chain rings, just like my mountain bikes. Only downside to mine was that some were recalled for faulty forks; the upside was that I got a new fork...
08-02-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,747
Posted By BiciMan

Indeed, chas! Bing for Fazua Evation, inter alia....

Indeed, chas! Bing for Fazua Evation, inter alia. I've only seen European availability to date. This may not be it, or not the only option, but it's the only meaningful improvement that I've seen...
08-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By BiciMan

Consider my perspective, an experienced e-bike...

Consider my perspective, an experienced e-bike owner and shopper: the only place I would shop for one, or any used vehicle, for that matter (currently shopping for a motorcycle or scooter) is...
07-10-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,747
Posted By BiciMan

I've been happy with a very effective and...

I've been happy with a very effective and reliable hub motor on mine for six years. Now, I'm waiting for a third category of motors on significantly lighter e-bikes.
07-10-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,396
Posted By BiciMan

The market is not saturated with what you're...

The market is not saturated with what you're dreaming. I think you're going to need a custom build or a scooter to get you up and down those hills, at those speeds and distances. :giver:
06-28-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,451
Posted By BiciMan

My BH Easy Motion's Dapu geared hub one is still...

My BH Easy Motion's Dapu geared hub one is still torquing strongly after six seasons. I suspect, fear my Samsung battery will expire before my motor does.
06-28-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,116
Posted By BiciMan

I'm not much concerned because of where I live,...

I'm not much concerned because of where I live, ride, and park. But, if I ventured out, I'd be much more concerned because of how expensive it would be to replace the battery on my loved, reliable...
06-28-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,460
Posted By BiciMan

Good for you, Alloo, and best improved health to...

Good for you, Alloo, and best improved health to you. What you'll probably appreciate the most is arriving less sweaty -at work, in the morning, especially. I'd volunteer, from decades of experience...
06-28-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

The Roam 0 costs a third more than the DS4, and...

The Roam 0 costs a third more than the DS4, and should spec higher. Trek probably figures or has learned too-few hybrid buyers will spend the extra $$. The roam has a better shock, but the DS4 still...
10-09-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

I don't know what "suspension-corrected" means,...

I don't know what "suspension-corrected" means, but I'd love to reduce the weight of mine as well. I do recall someone here converting their DS to a fixed-fork, less-DS bike. I still want some...
10-09-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

For less than 2 km, you may not need a seat of...

For less than 2 km, you may not need a seat of any kind, although I would have advised a comfortable saddle over bike shorts for even full 2 km-rides. I still have the stock saddle on my 2013,...
09-20-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,347
Posted By BiciMan

I was tempted and ordered these when the subject...

I was tempted and ordered these when the subject came up a couple of months ago (?), but I haven't installed them:...
06-20-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By BiciMan

Wonderful, SM, and great report! I had missed...

Wonderful, SM, and great report! I had missed that Slomoshun had cited the weight as "44#", and that is Very good for an electric hardtail: SIX pounds better than mine, and that must put yours above...
06-20-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 76,444
Posted By BiciMan

Indeed, thanks for shedding light I didn't know...

Indeed, thanks for shedding light I didn't know was missing. I knew I was referring to the lovely Globe Roll 8, but I didn't know I was confused, which is a shame because I was on a four-to-five-day...
06-04-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 76,444
Posted By BiciMan

BTW, speaking of complaints, there was at least...

BTW, speaking of complaints, there was at least one recall on some Roll models. I've coveted a Roll 8 for years and remember stumbling on that info when I was searching for the recalls issued on my...
06-04-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

FWIW, I did the opposite and went to 45s on mine....

FWIW, I did the opposite and went to 45s on mine. They were the biggest I could find that day.
06-04-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By BiciMan

Kayak mount?:roflmao:

Kayak mount?:roflmao:
06-04-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,239
Posted By BiciMan

Is it just me... from the rear triangle and brake...

Is it just me... from the rear triangle and brake clearances, the Boulder looks like a mountain bike.
06-04-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,413
Posted By BiciMan

Interesting, perhaps, but before I click, where...

Interesting, perhaps, but before I click, where is this .co link from and what kind of $s are we talking about? BTW, any $249/year in a year-round-biking climate is different than in Fairbanks or...
06-04-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By BiciMan

Not much, if any review info available at all,...

Not much, if any review info available at all, and I haven't even seen, let alone ridden one. So, it's very hard to say anything helpful, meaningful beyond what you've already learned and experienced...
06-04-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By BiciMan

Smile Of course; it's still William or Captain to me....

Of course; it's still William or Captain to me. :saweeet:
06-03-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 589,072
Posted By BiciMan

No, but I was just thinking (only) of that...

No, but I was just thinking (only) of that yesterday.
06-03-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By BiciMan

OMG!! I've longed for a Stainless Roll 8 ever...

OMG!! I've longed for a Stainless Roll 8 ever since the few that rolled off the assembly line did years ago. I still regularly browse/search for one.

The thing about bike manuals is that they all...
06-03-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By BiciMan

You can do 90% of the shopping -new or used- and...

You can do 90% of the shopping -new or used- and yes, she should ride a few options and then pick out what feels best. And LOOKS best, because aesthetics is ALWAYS, WAY up there, in my shopping and...
06-03-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By BiciMan

The last thing that matters is what your buddies...

The last thing that matters is what your buddies are saying. My sense of these things is that big tires were always on bikes that needed big tires, and that smaller tires were selected for MTBs...
06-01-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,239
Posted By BiciMan

Thanks much, Sal. Found and ordered a pair from...

Thanks much, Sal. Found and ordered a pair from Amazon and I'm going to try them.
06-01-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 237,509
Posted By BiciMan

I declare: I don't think I've ever seen a Sirrus...

I declare: I don't think I've ever seen a Sirrus I didn't like. But, my matte white AND these blacks with red make me drooool...
06-01-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,239
Posted By BiciMan

My Sirrus came with bar ends, but I never use...

My Sirrus came with bar ends, but I never use them. I considered removing them, but I liked the look. I may consider the placement "sail" uses, and if I find it aids my riding, I won't care how it...
06-01-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By BiciMan

Welcome: great gift and great that you're going...

Welcome: great gift and great that you're going to be riding again. No reason why you shouldn't be able to find a bike that fits at Target or virtually any other store; but, you need to take someone...
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