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Forum: Touring
05-16-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,091
Posted By hermanchauw

If hilly, better lower than higher. My 20er...

If hilly, better lower than higher.

My 20er cargo bike use front 36, rear 11-40. 18.5-67.2 gear inch. Not fast on the flats but comfortably light. Still can accelerate on slight downhills. Gearing...
10-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By hermanchauw

i have a bike that had front 42-52, rear 11-28....

i have a bike that had front 42-52, rear 11-28. Never used the big ring also. I converted it to front 22-32-44, rear 11-32.

Then i got tired of shifting so many times. I converted it to front...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,309
Posted By hermanchauw

Like it very much. Plenty of grip position for...

Like it very much. Plenty of grip position for different handling requirements. Wide for tight turns. Narrow for cruising.

Generic 700mm riser bar. M310 8 speed shifters.
...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By hermanchauw

There are many brands in the market. i bought...

There are many brands in the market. i bought LKLM front rack, simply because that was the most economically viable solution for me.
...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By hermanchauw

Long steerer tube not necessary. Just use a...

Long steerer tube not necessary. Just use a taller stem. There are stem extenders also for threadless.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,842
Posted By hermanchauw

Low cost budget road bike. Change the parts to...

Low cost budget road bike. Change the parts to better ones.

Fixie. Get a steel one for cheap. When you are ready to switch to a road bike, widen the rear end to accept a multispeed wheel.
07-01-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,219
Posted By hermanchauw

Mini velo. ...

Mini velo.

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07-01-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By hermanchauw

If the bcd fits then yes. This is front 28t....

If the bcd fits then yes.

This is front 28t.
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07-01-20, 09:33 PM
06-22-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,966
Posted By hermanchauw

I don't know the numbers for gradient, speed,...

I don't know the numbers for gradient, speed, power etc. But i know i can climb any hill with any of my bikes unloaded or loaded. Get 18 gear inch and below.
...
06-20-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,998
Posted By hermanchauw

Whatever is comfortable. The most important is...

Whatever is comfortable. The most important is that the pedals turn with low effort. How fast they turn doesn't matter.

Power = torque x rpm

Keep rpm low to keep power low and conserve energy...
06-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By hermanchauw

Not if you already calculated your ratios and...

Not if you already calculated your ratios and determined it not to be.

I have:

Bike 1. 700x32 road bike. Was 22-32-44x11-32. Now 26-38x11-40.

Bike 2. 26x2.0 mountain bike. Was...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,663
Posted By hermanchauw

[/QUOTE] The lower the ratio, the more spin you...

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The lower the ratio, the more spin you have. Just key in all the sprocket sizes in a calculator and you'll have the numbers.

Don't worry about top end. 44x11 gives 108 gear inches....
06-19-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,287
Posted By hermanchauw

Use a quick link. No way to get it wrong.

Use a quick link. No way to get it wrong.
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,663
Posted By hermanchauw

Climbing torque. No need power. The most...

Climbing torque. No need power. The most important is that you can turn the cranks with low force. Then you can climb any hill without regards to the turning speed. Use a gear calculator and try to...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,663
Posted By hermanchauw

Frame: 26 inch wheels are stronger. Not sure of...

Frame: 26 inch wheels are stronger. Not sure of how heavy is your load. If you build a front loader, 700c no issue. If you heavily load the rear, it may cause broken spokes?

Drivetrain: 8 speed is...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By hermanchauw

Depends on where you are. In third world...

Depends on where you are.

In third world countries people can afford: dropout changes, adding disc mounts, frame cutting, even redesigning into mini velo etc.

In first world countries, at least...
06-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,851
Posted By hermanchauw

Just to make sure we are on the same page, you...

Just to make sure we are on the same page, you are trying to improve performance on smooth and rough (paved) country roads and do not care about the dirt and gravel that you mentioned?

My...
06-16-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By hermanchauw

No. There are 1x drivetrains and then there are...

No. There are 1x drivetrains and then there are 1x1 drivetrains.

Don't worry. Use until the gears skip and replace all at one go. Which would be a long time.
06-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By hermanchauw

Bigger rolls smoother. Depends on your frame. Get...

Bigger rolls smoother. Depends on your frame. Get 700c if you can.

Do you mean wire spokes vs one piece (magnesium or carbon) wheels? Wire spokes is more flex (read: more shock absorption). One...
06-16-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By hermanchauw

Any combo is good if you choose it, not...

Any combo is good if you choose it, not arbitrarily chosen by some manufacturer.

I am using 26-38 front, 11-40 rear. 17.6-93.3 gear inch. The 38 chainring gives 25.7-93.3 gear inch. I can do...
06-15-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By hermanchauw

Calculate your existing ratios in gear inch, then...

Calculate your existing ratios in gear inch, then you can determine what size you need. Otherwise, just stay at the same sizeif the current one is fine.
06-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,542
Posted By hermanchauw

Yes. Longer lever would be more torque. There are...

Yes. Longer lever would be more torque. There are 4 finger levers and even e-bike levers that are longer.

V brakes would be much easier to set up and can contribute to better braking.

Better...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,286
Posted By hermanchauw

Last time i used front 22-32-44, rear 11-32....

Last time i used front 22-32-44, rear 11-32. 18.6-108 gear inch.
Now using front 26-38, rear 11-40. 17.6-93.3 gear inch.

No reason to use any arbitrary number like 34-50, 30-46 or whatever the...
06-15-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By hermanchauw

If he can stand over it, you can do anything. ...

If he can stand over it, you can do anything.

Before:...
06-15-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,786
Posted By hermanchauw

I don't see any reason why it should not work....

I don't see any reason why it should not work. Example, people have used stock M2000 to M4000 series (with b-link) with 11-42.

I am using Alivio MC20 which is a much older generation (read:...
06-14-20, 08:22 AM
06-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By hermanchauw

Yes, or maybe no. Depends on some things. Some...

Yes, or maybe no. Depends on some things. Some people, even up to 100kg or so, feel comfortable with 23 or 25mm. I am 80kg and prefer 32mm. Never tried 700x35 as i am happy with 32.

At (26x1.5)...
06-14-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By hermanchauw

There are many modern lugged frames with modern...

There are many modern lugged frames with modern components.
06-13-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By hermanchauw

Mag wheels. ...

Mag wheels.
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06-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,567
Posted By hermanchauw

700x38. But tires can be changed if you...

700x38.

But tires can be changed if you realise you need bigger/smaller.
06-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By hermanchauw

Definitely medium. If you can't mount and...

Definitely medium. If you can't mount and dismount properly, it will not be safe.
06-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By hermanchauw

Yes. Even 1 size up is noticable. Example, i had...

Yes. Even 1 size up is noticable. Example, i had 26x1.5 Panaracer T Serv which was comfortable all around including hard packed soil. But 26x1.25 was rough on hard packed soil.

Any street tire...
06-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,472
Posted By hermanchauw

Just get a street tire that is wide(r). I haven't...

Just get a street tire that is wide(r). I haven't reasoned any benefits to side knobs. If the majority of your ride is paved, smooth is better. Grooves help if you ride in the wet. The wider the tire...
06-13-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,991
Posted By hermanchauw

Low end bikes still come with 6 to 7 speed set...

Low end bikes still come with 6 to 7 speed set ups.

The cheap and easy way to do it is to use 8 speed shifter and cassette. Remove 1 cog from the cassette and take up the slack with a spacer.
...
06-13-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By hermanchauw

I wanted to build a 26-38 crankset using my...

I wanted to build a 26-38 crankset using my unused 74/110mm bcd cranks. After searching for some time, i found that those sizes are not common or cheap. I ended up using 64/104mm bcd.

28-30 and...
06-12-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,775
Posted By hermanchauw

A mini velo. Lower rear rack. Can carry adult...

A mini velo. Lower rear rack. Can carry adult behind....
06-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 529,400
Posted By hermanchauw

My first real cargo bike: ...

My first real cargo bike:
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A spare bike i bought...
06-12-20, 03:48 AM
06-10-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,599
Posted By hermanchauw

Not classic or vintage, but here is my answer. ...

Not classic or vintage, but here is my answer.

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06-10-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,795
Posted By hermanchauw

I just did some calculations. 34-50 front,...

I just did some calculations.

34-50 front, 11-40 rear gives 45 tooth chain capacity.

An old school 22-32-44 front, 11-32 rear gives 43 tooth chain capacity. And a medium cage range of motion is...
06-10-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,795
Posted By hermanchauw

I am using a much older generation rd (read:...

I am using a much older generation rd (read: shorter cage) with 2x and 11-40 rear. Can.

The thing with 1x, 2x or 3x is the chain slack take up capacity, which is dependent on the cage length....
06-10-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,526
Posted By hermanchauw

My set up is very similar to yours. 26-38 front,...

My set up is very similar to yours. 26-38 front, 11-40 rear, with a much older generation rd.

Definitely no issues....
06-09-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By hermanchauw

Generic quill stem. Available with 25.4mm...

Generic quill stem. Available with 25.4mm stainless steel shafts and up to 300mm height....
06-08-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By hermanchauw

How often do you plan to shift? If not often, how...

How often do you plan to shift? If not often, how about singlespeed chainring?
06-08-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,436
Posted By hermanchauw

Bike use for non-bike parts. Custom front and...

Bike use for non-bike parts. Custom front and rear racks.
...
06-08-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,828
Posted By hermanchauw

Can. Buying a used complete bike for it's frame...

Can. Buying a used complete bike for it's frame is the most efficient way for me. Don't care what are the parts, as long as the price is right, buy it, with the mindset that i am going to replace...
06-08-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By hermanchauw

Taller seat post and stem. ...

Taller seat post and stem.

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06-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By hermanchauw

If you have standover clearance, can. ...

If you have standover clearance, can.
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06-08-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By hermanchauw

I am with you. The wheel size does not determine...

I am with you. The wheel size does not determine the frame size. Mini velos and 20 inch (and smaller wheels) exist for adults....
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