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06-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you haven't noticed a problem with...

If you haven't noticed a problem with stockwheels, just leave as is. Good new wheels cost $500 if you build them yourself, more if you pay for labor. No limit upwards. So it is questionable to do for...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By HerrKaLeun

How often do you need new rims? Plenty of rims...

How often do you need new rims?
Plenty of rims available in all kind of widths. No need for Surly stuff. I bet Surly just relabels the rims anyway.
06-16-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By HerrKaLeun

0.5% elongation. Use steel machinist ruler....

0.5% elongation.
Use steel machinist ruler. Replace when 12 links exceed 12-1/16" or 10 links exceed 25.5 cm.
06-12-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By HerrKaLeun

SRAM recommends +4 on the 10 speed and higher....

SRAM recommends +4 on the 10 speed and higher. Shimano recommends +2. Probably works either way, but if I have a choice I do what the manufacturer recommends.
06-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Same manufacturer and quality level, yes metallic...

Same manufacturer and quality level, yes metallic pads will cost more. Maybe they last equally longer, don't know. In my case it was between $5 and $25 for same manufacturer and I didn't want to try...
06-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more...

Sintered pads are more expensive and put more wear on the rotor, even on rotors rated for them. so not a way to save $. Where they shine is fade resistance on long descents, not on saving cost.
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06-11-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I just realized it is the 3, with freewheel. It...

I just realized it is the 3, with freewheel. It only cost $400 new. $250 is a ripoff. The components are almost Walmart level. The only thing it has over a Wally bike is a sealed cartridge BB, which...
06-11-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By HerrKaLeun

To do it right, don't rely on the original chain...

To do it right, don't rely on the original chain being correct.

Read the RD manual on chainsizing and verify if the chain is the correct length. Typically it is big-big + 2 or 4 links.... but that...
06-11-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By HerrKaLeun

All the marathon tires are very durable and long...

All the marathon tires are very durable and long lasting. I have the allmotion tubeless version and no visible wear after long time. So they all are great for people riding a lot, or little.

They...
06-11-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you go the used route, you have less choice...

If you go the used route, you have less choice for modern features.

For new I definitely would go disc, but for used older options are OK. That is part of the lower price. Same with drivetrain...
06-09-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be...

Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be hard to boycott both if you want modern drivetrains (and brakes).

The alternatives are not better or cheaper. Like box or sunrace.

KMC and Sunrace...
06-08-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Chainsuck indicates a worn chainring. That...

Chainsuck indicates a worn chainring. That tensioner would facilitate chainsuck more than it would ****** it.

And that tensioner forces your chain to be longer.
06-08-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By HerrKaLeun

ebay doesn't ship to the US? the MTB RD...

ebay doesn't ship to the US?

the MTB RD come with a type of ferrule that combines the ferrule and that longer thinner extension you are looking for. I assumed it is for better sealing against...
06-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,131
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Buying a department store bike AND then going to...

Buying a department store bike AND then going to an LBS for adjustment is a terrible idea. What, you spend 50% of the purchase price just to adjust it and not even get better components?
And going...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'd look at one with 197mm TA to be futureproof...

I'd look at one with 197mm TA to be futureproof and be able to get 5" tires. The higher BD ones have that, like my Sturgis. It also came with tubeless rims, Maxxis tires, 1x, hydraulic discs. Paid...
06-06-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,054
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you really only used those 3 smallest cogs, I...

If you really only used those 3 smallest cogs, I also would have your knees checked for low cadence damage.

400 miles doesn't even wear a chain. If the chain didn't skip and it shifted fine,...
06-05-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I assume you have a moving truck for all the...

I assume you have a moving truck for all the other crap. Why not just add the bike?

I'm no racer, but think one would want to train with the exact bike one is racing. Same fit. Gearing etc.
06-04-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Do this...

Do this (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DOwDmg74rhCw&ved=2ahUKEwiu59yDxNDiAhUIT6wKHQtXClsQwqsBMAB6BAgDEAU&usg=AOvVaw0JqRyDWeEoqHu5FjPsVQWt)
06-03-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The larger axles require the larger BB tool. Like...

The larger axles require the larger BB tool. Like a 20 mm front axle. Smaller axles, like QR, get by with the smaller cassette tool.
06-01-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Whatever bike store served you well on other bike...

Whatever bike store served you well on other bike purchases will be fine. I bought mine at Jenson, but only because other items I bought got me over the free shipping threshold. But any other vendor...
06-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The Giant Toughroad seems exactly what you are...

The Giant Toughroad seems exactly what you are looking for. I have 2.15" front and 2"rear. Rolls perfectly on pavement, and on gravel / off road.
06-01-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,079
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You could start an expensive hobby, like boating...

You could start an expensive hobby, like boating or classic cars. or you could start hanging out in bars and meeting other women for a hobby if she doesn't like you cycling.
06-01-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Did you google at all? Plenty of online stores...

Did you google at all? Plenty of online stores sell 15m or 50m of shimano SP41 or equivalent.
06-01-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,079
Posted By HerrKaLeun

250 miles a month doesn't sound like you are...

250 miles a month doesn't sound like you are overdo8ng it. Obviously better time management can help.

I ride about that, but we also have a 7 year old daughter, which cuts into lot of riding time....
05-31-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I looked at the propel nutrient information and...

I looked at the propel nutrient information and it just has some sodium and very little potassium. and some sugar.
You are better off to make your own with salt and creme of tartar (has potassium)...
05-31-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You can use a GX Eagle derailleur with an xD, HG...

You can use a GX Eagle derailleur with an xD, HG or the HG+ cassette. To the RD it only matters the spacing between cogs is the same or nearly the same.

You cannot put an xD cassette on non-xD...
05-31-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You can use one of the HG 12-speed cassettes. the...

You can use one of the HG 12-speed cassettes. the new microspline hyperglide cassettes and chains are just better, but not necessary. Manufacturers want to tell you you need everything from the...
05-31-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By HerrKaLeun

By new chain we meant new from manufacturer. Not...

By new chain we meant new from manufacturer. Not new to the bike.

A chain can last longer than 1,000 miles, but depending on maintenance and riding conditions it also can last less.
05-31-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,616
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have the chesters on my fatbike and they are...

I have the chesters on my fatbike and they are better than the Rockbros... better grip especially.
The only downside to the chesters is the pins corrode in the first winter. I would have hoped they...
05-30-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Great tool that indicates I should replace a new...

Great tool that indicates I should replace a new chain. At least they are conservative and don't let you use chains for too long....
05-30-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Most NW chainrings have some offset to move them...

Most NW chainrings have some offset to move them closer to the center. You also can use spacers and longer bolts.

Now is a good time to upgrade. Especially assuming you chain and cassette already...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-30-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Tire tread, rubber, gearing and rider skills...

Tire tread, rubber, gearing and rider skills still play a role. I'd recommend one that supports 26"/4.8" or 27.5"/4.5" tires for largest contact patch.

I never rode up dunes, and dines change...
05-30-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,789
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My last flat took 2 minutes. Basically the time...

My last flat took 2 minutes. Basically the time it took me to pump air back into the fat tire with the mini pump.

The rear felt bobbing due to lower pressure. The sealant had done its job and...
05-30-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I ordered one of the IXF ebay cranks with 34T...

I ordered one of the IXF ebay cranks with 34T chainring and 24mm BB for $45. Will report back how it works out.

I revisited the old square BB and it felt too coarse anyway. I'm sure the bike will...
05-30-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By HerrKaLeun

New cassette or chainring - always new chain...

New cassette or chainring - always new chain unless it only has a few miles on. Saving on the cheap chain is false economics.
05-29-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look at 10 year old neglected bikes that have...

Look at 10 year old neglected bikes that have dings and paint scratches. The aluminum bikes will look ratty with exposed aluminum, but will be fine.

The steel ones will be corroded, the fiber ones...
05-29-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I've had SRAM on all my past bikes (NX 11 speed,...

I've had SRAM on all my past bikes (NX 11 speed, GX 10 speed) and used to be agnostic and assumed both companies have plus and minus. But after my NX shifter acted up after some hundred miles, i...
05-29-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,616
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I have a Rockbros toptube bag, which is decent...

I have a Rockbros toptube bag, which is decent for the price. Actually I like it better than my other top tube bags. I also have $17 rockbros pedals on my hybrid, which are fine. I don't know if they...
05-29-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sell that chainchecker, it is worthless. With...

Sell that chainchecker, it is worthless. With that tool I once read 0.25% elongation on a brand new SRAM chain. The ruler method gave me 12" on the spot, as expected.

Measure that chain with a...
05-27-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Damn, wish would have had that code when I placed...

Damn, wish would have had that code when I placed my bike 24 order. Well, still saved a lot. And US prices sure will go up once the competition is gone.....

Got a set of Deore brakes, XT shifter...
05-27-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Full housing is best. Only 2 ports for dirt to...

Full housing is best. Only 2 ports for dirt to enter.
On all bikes that came with cable stops I drilled or filed them out.
If you run it a different route than the frame was designed for, zip tie....
05-27-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I looked at Merlin for my wishlist items. But the...

I looked at Merlin for my wishlist items. But the prices weren't as good as bikediscount and bike24 and selection was poor.

Anyway, I placed my order with bike24 and shipped this morning. Shimano...
05-26-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If OP has different rim widths, which could be...

If OP has different rim widths, which could be the case since one set is for gravel and one for road, he also would have to adjust rim brakes between wheels. And you have to adjust rim brakes...
05-26-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I found another contender. Sunrace FCM800...

I found another contender. Sunrace FCM800 (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/fcm800) is a square taper crank with NW chainrings. If you look at the specification chart...
05-25-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Grinding that large chainring to look that nice...

Grinding that large chainring to look that nice must have been a lot of work.

Coincidentally I picked up an old road crank from the coop. It has a 42T middle ring, which is too large. I may need...
05-24-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Wait, is the US part of this embargo? I didn't...

Wait, is the US part of this embargo? I didn't seeit (am on phone).

I've been sitting on my Xmas list for this year and was pricing bikediscount vs bike24.

Is anything known if bike24 is...
05-24-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Something like this...

Something like this (https://www.amazon.com/LUNDENG-ZengYuanDa-riding-mountain-bicycle-one-piece/dp/B00GHN292Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?keywords=prowheel&qid=1558732511&s=gateway&sr=8-16). But with about 34T....
05-24-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You can just use the cable without cutting and...

You can just use the cable without cutting and don't even need to attach to frame to try out.
Even if an expert here knows, there is a chance it is the opposite or some misunderstanding. So trying...
05-24-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,682
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If it is QR, there is some more flex. TA seems...

If it is QR, there is some more flex. TA seems better. Some occasional contact also happens with dirt, or different temps.

But one thing to check with all discs is to get the wheel on an actual...
05-24-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,601
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What exactly does it do? Does it makes threads...

What exactly does it do?
Does it makes threads started by that person invisible, or any response they give to someone else's thread?

Or does it just disable email notification for if that person...
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