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06-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless you plan some monster workout. I recommend...

Unless you plan some monster workout. I recommend gears.
06-02-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Damaged parts like your rim will make a perfect...

Damaged parts like your rim will make a perfect wheel impossible.
05-31-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Do it exactly as described in RD manual. If chain...

Do it exactly as described in RD manual. If chain is too long, shifting will be less crisp.
05-31-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By HerrKaLeun

On my fatbike with 26:46 low gearing I have 54...

On my fatbike with 26:46 low gearing I have 54 PoE and don't think I need more. But I'm afraid once I try more, I want more 😆

My hybrid has 16 PoE and sometimes engagement after coasting takes too...
05-31-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Low gearing also will increase how many degrees...

Low gearing also will increase how many degrees you need to move the crank before engagement. A gravelbike is ridden with higher gearing than an MTB. So PoE at the hub will matter less.
05-27-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By HerrKaLeun

you can't turn that bike in an MTB , especially...

you can't turn that bike in an MTB , especially not for $400.
All wrong geometry and all.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By HerrKaLeun

$2000 would give you a really decent fatbike if...

$2000 would give you a really decent fatbike if you build it yourself with CF fork and rims.

The Canyon Dude used to be available here. That was a bit over $2000 and weighed 13kg or so. But only...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-25-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Light fatbike will be expensive. Steel isn't...

Light fatbike will be expensive.
Steel isn't the best material if you want low weight.
05-25-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Do you lose air a lot to have to measure all the...

Do you lose air a lot to have to measure all the time? My main bikes are tubeless and I maybe adjust pressure every 2-3 weeks, but that may also be due to temperature changes. The tubed bikes, my...
05-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best...

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best value.
Better value with direct brands.

All the low level bikes are garbage for if you ride a lot.
05-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,293
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead...

Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead threshhold due to COVID. Maybe one of them or their families and friends will feel sorry for your loss of riding opportunity.

You know, you can ride your...
05-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,489
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I had a BD bike and all that was required was...

I had a BD bike and all that was required was installing front wheel and adjusting stem. Maybe add some derailleur adjustment. If you own a bike, you should be able to do that. If you are no able to...
05-24-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I bet lack of demand. in 2020 a QR frame...

I bet lack of demand.

in 2020 a QR frame costs much less than a CK hub. Not many people will build a bike that way. At least not enough to justify keeping a production line open.
05-23-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By HerrKaLeun

- the weight difference between a 1.25"and a 2"...

- the weight difference between a 1.25"and a 2" hitch receiver is negligible on a car. I looked into that before installing my receiver. Most structural part of the receiver is under the car (the...
05-23-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What does a hitch to do with what type of car or...

What does a hitch to do with what type of car or truck it is? the only limit of hitch you can install is if there is one available for the bolt pattern your vehicle has. Cars and SUVs also can tow,...
05-20-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,581
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Good, another US-supremacy thread. Must have...

Good, another US-supremacy thread. Must have lived under a rock the last 40 years if you discover NOW in 2020 that most consumer products (or most parts) are made elsewhere.

Production and...
05-20-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You don't need to be a structural engineer to...

You don't need to be a structural engineer to answer that questions. Add to that the fact that 2" receivers cost almost the same as 1-1/4". And when you have larger racks for more bikes, they only...
05-18-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,095
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Depends on if the owner has a boat payment coming...

Depends on if the owner has a boat payment coming up.....

Same for cars. I sold 2 cars privately within a week of advertising. Each for $9,000 cash. So I guess a dealer would have sold them for...
05-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You shouldn't be responsible for anything except...

You shouldn't be responsible for anything except picking it up from LBS. They should receive it and assemble it.That is what they get their 30% for. And in your case they don't have any holding and...
05-16-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You will have much larger gaps between gears....

You will have much larger gaps between gears. Assuming you are not a TdF rider, you are better off with smaller chainrings. You need to know BCD to see what fits.

Bicycle Gear Calculator...
05-13-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A bike that fits you and your riding style will...

A bike that fits you and your riding style will be comfortable.

Note those upright bikes sold as comfort bikes are only comfortable for short rides. An upright spine is a horrible suspension......
05-13-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By HerrKaLeun

So far OP didn't even see the crack. As far as I...

So far OP didn't even see the crack. As far as I can guess there may not even be a crack. Or the buyer crashed. Or the shop broke it....

If there was a significant crack from a crash, the OP sure...
05-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Buying a new bike in 2020 with QR is not an...

Buying a new bike in 2020 with QR is not an upgrade. And unlike the BS SX drivetrain, you will never be able to change that. Just keep your old bike and ride it till you are ready for an actual...
05-13-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,116
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Take it back. Request to return or a discount if...

Take it back. Request to return or a discount if it is not structural damage.
05-12-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,392
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have to mark sarcasm better. I hate this...

I have to mark sarcasm better.

I hate this outdated distribution system where artificial barriers keep inefficient and expensive supply chains alive at the expense of the customer. Region...
05-11-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Hard to upgrade frame and fork. Drivetrain...

Hard to upgrade frame and fork.

Drivetrain is low level anyway, and is a wear item. Easier to upgrade later.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm happy with my Mayor with CF fork. I actually...

I'm happy with my Mayor with CF fork. I actually get more annoyed by a rigid rear when riding over roots etc. Especially on flats where getting out of the saddle isn't what I want.

To me, I think...
05-11-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,392
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Support your LBS - no matter what!

Support your LBS - no matter what!
05-10-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By HerrKaLeun

That may not be optimal for moving parts. I...

That may not be optimal for moving parts.

I use marine grease for all grease applications. Pro-tip, use a light gray or other light color. That way you see when it gets dirty.

The only special...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,626
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Of course you can set it up in any way. That...

Of course you can set it up in any way. That doesn't change the fact it was designed to be a drop bar bike. If you change something contrary to how it was designed, there is the danger of it not...
05-09-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless something is really weird with the...

Unless something is really weird with the bearings, small differences in seals or bearing should not be noticeable to a novice without power meter. Spinning the wheels or cranks will reveal that.
...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,833
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you buy from a good manufacturer, it is tested...

If you buy from a good manufacturer, it is tested properly for the intended use. If there is a defect, they will warranty it.
Obviously if you buy from a bad manufacturer, that product will be bad...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,833
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Regarding how this thread is titled... hype.......

Regarding how this thread is titled... hype.... let's be honest, the 3x and 2x systems also can be called hype. Look at all the bikes advertised as having 21, 24, 27 speeds just based on multiplying...
05-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Cost of tool in most cases will be less than what...

Cost of tool in most cases will be less than what LBS charges. Unless we talk about facing tools or other really never needed tools. Plus most work takes less time than bringing the bike to LBS and...
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My advice before spending any money: Make a list...

My advice before spending any money: Make a list of ALL the things that need fixing and price them out.

it happens too often that you fix one, then another pops up. but due to sunk-cost-fallacy...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,833
Posted By HerrKaLeun

No one is forcing you to buy modern equipment....

No one is forcing you to buy modern equipment. And they also sell 2x12 if you really want a big jump when shifting.

The new Deore 12 speed are probably reasonably priced and durable.

But you...
05-09-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By HerrKaLeun

With a cheap bike you have to repair yourself if...

With a cheap bike you have to repair yourself if you want any economics.

If you pay shop prices, you may as well buy a better bike.
05-09-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Buying expensive tools is still cheaper than...

Buying expensive tools is still cheaper than buying cheap tools, then cursing a lot, breaking some parts, and then buying the expensive tool.

Some money can be saved with tools from actual...
05-09-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just keep them. At this point it is more hassle...

Just keep them. At this point it is more hassle to them than worth. They have to pay for return shipping, receive and store obsolete wheels, sell them at a discount. Warehouse them and so on.
...
05-06-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By HerrKaLeun

that is what bulk means......... yes, it only...

that is what bulk means......... yes, it only pays to buy a lot if you use a lot. If you go to a bike manufacturer and buy 100 bikes, I'm sure they give you a good price per bike. but most people...
05-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think wiping off the chain after the ride and...

I think wiping off the chain after the ride and lubing every once a while will be more effective pro-longing the life of the chain than spending $80 on a chain.
05-06-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm too lazy to google "chain in bulk". But there...

I'm too lazy to google "chain in bulk". But there are sources selling by the foot when i once considered that.

The problem is you have to buy a LOT to make it worthwhile. Especially since you...
05-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I leave my U lock at work on the bike rack since...

I leave my U lock at work on the bike rack since it is heavy.
For recreational riding I have cheaper and lighter locks since there I just go to a bathroom or so for a minute.
05-05-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't buy the cheap SRAM NX chain. Cost only $14,...

Don't buy the cheap SRAM NX chain. Cost only $14, but shifts like crap, rusts and wears quickly. I don't have experience with their higher level chains, though.

You can get the lower KMC and...
05-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The previous owner either had a 73mm shell and...

The previous owner either had a 73mm shell and didn't need them and threw them away, or just didn't know what they were for.

BB is a wear item. In the old days when we could buy from European...
05-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,573
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are right as well. The new-bike-buyer thinks...

You are right as well. The new-bike-buyer thinks the LBS makes so much money by selling a new bike, they can give a really generous trade-in value for that old Walmart bike that spent last 10 years...
05-04-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Tire pressure/size is what the article identified...

Tire pressure/size is what the article identified as the main factor besides the seatpost.

For an MTB the seatpost probably doesn't apply since all real MTB use a dropper. I assume a long dropper...
05-04-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Frame material doesn't matter much for vertical compliance

Read (https://www.cyclingabout.com/why-impossible-steel-frames-more-comfortable-than-aluminium/) to learn about what really matters for vertical compliance.

The one thing to add, that wasn't...
05-03-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,088
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you have the LBS cut the cables, just let them...

If you have the LBS cut the cables, just let them do the whole job. It is like if I got an oil change for my car and have the dealer drain the oil, but I replace the filter.... probably both of us in...
05-02-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Two of the 3 spacers are to use on 68mm shells....

Two of the 3 spacers are to use on 68mm shells. Not needed for 73mm shell. The remaining spacer goes on drive side. The BBs are for both 68/73 shell and the

If you thread it in with not enough...
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