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03-09-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,303
Posted By mihlbach

If it matches the aesthetics of the bike, I agree...

If it matches the aesthetics of the bike, I agree 110%.
02-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By mihlbach

I may be misinterpreting what you mean by "knock...

I may be misinterpreting what you mean by "knock off", but if you are suggesting it is an inferior imitation, that is not correct. Novatec is a well-known Tiawanese hub OEM that designs and makes...
02-11-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By mihlbach

Another example that is way less costly than the...

Another example that is way less costly than the Level hub....
02-10-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By mihlbach

There are many front disk hubs that can easily be...

There are many front disk hubs that can easily be converted into fixed gear hubs using a cog drilled with the ISO 6 bolt rotor mount pattern. It's a very reliable system. Disk brakes are built to...
02-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By mihlbach

KMC 610 (3/32") and 510 (1/8") singlespeed chains...

KMC 610 (3/32") and 510 (1/8") singlespeed chains come with a single preinstalled half link. You can either leave it in or remove it when you install the chain. You won't need to buy extra...
12-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,259
Posted By mihlbach

If you live in a temperate climate and store your...

If you live in a temperate climate and store your bike in an unheated garage, they will freeze every year. Putting them in a freezer will not make your mag wheels any colder.
12-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By mihlbach

1. Clean out the sealant 2. Add tubes 3....

1. Clean out the sealant
2. Add tubes
3. Inflate
4. Ride
12-07-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,895
Posted By mihlbach

Iím π

Iím π
11-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By mihlbach

third party Garmin handlebar mounts

I have a new Garmin Edge 830. I have numerous bikes in regular rotation (commuter, gravel, mountain bike, road bike etc) and have no interest in paying full retail price for additional Garmin...
11-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By mihlbach

The mask is very good protection from right wing...

The mask is very good protection from right wing media who would otherwise call him a hypocrite.
11-04-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,117
Posted By mihlbach

I would simply buy a new rear wheel. There is no...

I would simply buy a new rear wheel. There is no sense in paying to replace the hub of a cheap wheel. It's a labor intensive process that will probably cost more in labor than would be the cost to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,672
Posted By mihlbach

Ha! I hit 50 on that hill this past Sunday. That...

Ha! I hit 50 on that hill this past Sunday. That wasnít my fastest, but faster than I want to go very often.
10-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By mihlbach

Just because it looks like better protection...

Just because it looks like better protection doesnít mean that it is.
10-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,591
Posted By mihlbach

Some miles cost more than others.

Some miles cost more than others.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By mihlbach

Sidi mega

Sidi mega
09-09-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By mihlbach

https://youtu.be/CDafMzo4HO8

https://youtu.be/CDafMzo4HO8
08-31-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By mihlbach

chromo vs stainless track cogs

Track cogs seem to come in two basic types of steel....either stainless or some type of hardened chromoly.

Many of the most expensive cogs are stainless and when looking at two equivalent cogs,...
08-26-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By mihlbach

source for custom cut spokes

Can anyone suggest a good reliable online source for custom cut spokes? I'm looking for Wheelsmith DB14s, but could go with other brands with similar butting if Wheelsmiths are not available.

My...
08-03-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By mihlbach

I'm looking for 17-19, but wow that is pricey.

I'm looking for 17-19, but wow that is pricey.
08-01-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By mihlbach

Would love to see a photo of that.

Would love to see a photo of that.
08-01-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By mihlbach

Anyone making dual fixed gear cogs?

Is anyone currently making and selling dual fixed gear cogs?

Surly made one called the Dingle, and Wabi also sold a dual cog at one point, but they are both discontinued.


If you donít know...
07-29-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By mihlbach

I have a Force 22 group set up with 46-34 front...

I have a Force 22 group set up with 46-34 front and 12-40 cassette, using a road link. It works great. No problem using the 46:40 ratio.
07-28-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,240
Posted By mihlbach

Sorry I forgot some of the model names. The...

Sorry I forgot some of the model names. The underlined bikes are still rolling. Others are long gone or reduced to parts.

1. A purple bike with ape hangers and a banana seat. No idea what the...
07-18-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By mihlbach

Chain lubricant for long-term storage

I keep my old road bike and my old mountain bike at my parents house to ride when I visit. They live several states away from me, so I ride these bikes only one or two weeks per year, and mostly they...
07-16-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By mihlbach

These are not mid-priced, but good examples of...

These are not mid-priced, but good examples of road geo SS frames...

Street Dog (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/street-dog/)
...
07-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By mihlbach

The dinglespeed concept really is brilliant. It...

The dinglespeed concept really is brilliant. It keeps the axle in the same spot and without having to flip your wheel or adjust brake pads it makes a gear change super simple.
07-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By mihlbach

I have been tweaking my setup on the this...

I have been tweaking my setup on the this particular bike for a long time, and I have developed a lot of options to make this bike work for just about anything I have ever intend to do with it. I...
07-08-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,142
Posted By mihlbach

I’ve ordered a few things from them via eBay....

I’ve ordered a few things from them via eBay. Totally satisfied.
07-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By mihlbach

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two...

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two chainrings and White Industries Dos freewheel on numerous off-road trails, some are flat while others are excessively hilly. I generally select my...
07-07-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By mihlbach

https://www.bikeforums.net/21459715-post11.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/21459715-post11.html
07-02-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By mihlbach

I would ignore Bikesdirect sizing guidelines, as...

I would ignore Bikesdirect sizing guidelines, as they appear to be based primarily on stand over height, which is the wrong metric for judging how a bike will fit. I have bought a few Bikesdirect...
06-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,149
Posted By mihlbach

I have used duct tape to temporarily boot a torn...

I have used duct tape to temporarily boot a torn sidewall. But it is ridiculous to think lining your tire with duct tape will enhance its puncture resistance. Its worth investing in good tires.
06-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By mihlbach

While Sheldon Brown's calculator does have a box...

While Sheldon Brown's calculator does have a box for inputing crank length, crank length does not factor into calculations of gear inches. You can vary the crank length and see that it does not...
06-10-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By mihlbach

If you have the space to store them, its always...

If you have the space to store them, its always worth hanging on to old bikes and drag them out every once in a while for old-time's sake. Here's my 10 year-old Bikes Direct mountain bike that I was...
06-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By mihlbach

"Gear inches" refers to the hypothetical wheel...

"Gear inches" refers to the hypothetical wheel diameter that you would need to get the same mechanical advantage (or, distance traveled per crank rotation) if your cranks were attached directly to...
06-09-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By mihlbach

Cost has nothing to do with comfort. Cheap and...

Cost has nothing to do with comfort. Cheap and expensive saddles cover the same basic range of shapes. I have tried a lot of saddles ranging from narrow racing saddles to Brooks B-17 and have never...
06-03-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,085
Posted By mihlbach

BMX bikes are technically bikes, but they aren't...

BMX bikes are technically bikes, but they aren't really intended for transportation, so it's harder to take the vehicle categorization seriously for a BMX bike. The very idea of BMX is to ride where...
06-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,085
Posted By mihlbach

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the...

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the best option for an otherwise bicycle unfriendly situation. A typical scenario would be for me to avoid a short section of very busy road by using a...
06-02-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By mihlbach

Iím guessing itís a newer kind of material that...

Iím guessing itís a newer kind of material that does not fray at the edge, so there is no need for a hem.
05-29-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By mihlbach

I recently performed a similar conversion on a...

I recently performed a similar conversion on a 2001 Specialized Sirius. The bike began with a 52-42-30 triple and 12-25 9 speed cassette. I replaced the middle and inner chainrings with 39-24. I will...
05-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By mihlbach

Thank you...I could not have hoped for a more...

Thank you...I could not have hoped for a more helpful response.
05-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By mihlbach

Need help understanding features/adaptability of a Pike suspension fork

I need some assistance understanding the adjustability of the Rock Shox Pike Select+ fork that comes on this bike....
05-25-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By mihlbach

ACS freewheels are just fine. I have several, but...

ACS freewheels are just fine. I have several, but have never had one fail. They are totally rebuildable so if one does get gunked up to the point it is unreliable, it can easily be cleaned and made...
05-15-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,487
Posted By mihlbach

Cycling shorts are often shown inside out so you...

Cycling shorts are often shown inside out so you can see what sort of padding is inside. You wouldnít actually wear them like that.
05-07-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,993
Posted By mihlbach

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for...

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for choosing a particular cadence and cadence is only one variable that dictates your efficiency. Pedaling smoothness and your own personal fitness are...
05-06-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By mihlbach

In its natural habitat... ...

In its natural habitat...
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05-06-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By mihlbach

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a...

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a BikeForums group buy long ago....I think back in 2006. The color is British Racing Green. IRO has long since gone extinct. I think the frame and fork cost...
05-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By mihlbach

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear...

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear ratios on a single speed. I effectively have four potential gear ratios on the bike at one time. NOtice I have a road double crankset and and White...
05-02-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By mihlbach

16t is the smallest freewheel you can fit on a...

16t is the smallest freewheel you can fit on a standard hub track fixed gear hub. A bmx flip flop hub has standard threads on one side. The other side is threaded for metric freewheels which range...
05-02-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,993
Posted By mihlbach

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t...

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t know how to pedal. Your problem is not your gear ratio, it’s your poor spinning technique.
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