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10-21-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By subgrade

True, some of the tricks in videos like The...

True, some of the tricks in videos like The Gymnasium he gets right on 200th take, then again the epic mountain videos like The Ridge in the OP, or the more recent The Slabs leave no room for error -...
10-21-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By subgrade

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From local classifieds. "Good condition, €100"

Funny enough, soon after I saw...
10-19-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 241
Posted By subgrade

How so? I see people riding even full-sus MTB's...

How so? I see people riding even full-sus MTB's and fatbikes on the street, and none of them has spontaneously combusted thus far.
08-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,713
Posted By subgrade

At birth.

At birth.
08-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,120
Posted By subgrade

What is this "coasting down after climbing the...

What is this "coasting down after climbing the hill" you all are talking about? Where I live, most of the hills are actually river valleys, thus all the climbs come after the descents.
08-11-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By subgrade

Good luck with death metal and similar genres...

Good luck with death metal and similar genres where the bass drums usually play 1/16 or 1/32 notes 😄
05-27-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By subgrade

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes...

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes naturally, in my experience. And sure, it makes sense to practice them before wheelies, but that's also the natural course of events - you'll almost...
04-23-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By subgrade

As long you're not pushing the limits, any...

As long you're not pushing the limits, any semi-slick type tire will do as long as you're at least halfway competent in bike handling.
04-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,763
Posted By subgrade

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated...

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated looking.
03-30-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,873
Posted By subgrade

2 mph less than last fall.

2 mph less than last fall.
03-28-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,587
Posted By subgrade

No, but it is difficult to believe you can...

No, but it is difficult to believe you can generate as much air pressure by squeezing a rubber bulb with your fingers as a pressurized container.
02-25-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By subgrade

You might try looking also for Shimano Alivio...

You might try looking also for Shimano Alivio M4000 or Deore M590 which are both 3x9 systems - some places seem to still carry them.
But if your problem is the thumb lever moving without doing...
02-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By subgrade

I too would be wary of a stranger who stares me...

I too would be wary of a stranger who stares me in the eyes and smiles for no perceptible reason. Pretty much no one up here does that.
02-19-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,342
Posted By subgrade

You probably won't notice much if any difference...

You probably won't notice much if any difference between one Deore series and another Deore series RD. However, the Deore M590 shifters will definitely make difference over the Acera ones - they will...
02-19-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,731
Posted By subgrade

Average ride distance is probably around the 20...

Average ride distance is probably around the 20 mile mark, as the daily commute is 12 mile roundtrip, but during the non-winter months I do one to two rides a week upwards of 40 miles. The yearly...
01-28-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,207
Posted By subgrade

I reckon the main issue might be grease/lube...

I reckon the main issue might be grease/lube thickening which can lead to drivetrain problems like stiff chain, freehub seizing up etc. Suspension could be affected too, and I have noticed an effect...
01-21-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,358
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure the wide range cassette with the...

Just make sure the wide range cassette with the 10T cog fits your freehub. I believe only SRAM XD and Shimano MicroSpline freehubs do this.

Regarding towing the sailboat, this video might contain...
01-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By subgrade

Have you checked the derailleur cable/housing?...

Have you checked the derailleur cable/housing? Your description of the problem sounds either like gunked up or frayed cable that doesn't move freely inside the housing or a bent derailleur hanger, or...
01-06-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By subgrade

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale...

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale behind having an expensive high quality headset (apart from feeling good about having expensive parts on your bike)? Headsets are such simple pieces of...
01-06-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,717
Posted By subgrade

Wait, are you saing you felt too drunk to ride...

Wait, are you saing you felt too drunk to ride bikes so you drove back home? :twitchy:
12-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,501
Posted By subgrade

OP, I B T L etc. are general messageboard...

OP, I B T L etc. are general messageboard abreviations, not specific to this one alone.

FIFY - fixed it for you (another general message board abbreviation; used when quoting someone and changing...
11-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,146
Posted By subgrade

One thing that hasn't been mentioned here, but...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned here, but was said in the video I linked to before, is that as your power outpot grows, so will your cadence. I can attest there is truth to that; although I don'...
11-25-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,146
Posted By subgrade

Regarding the optimal cadence, it varies wildly...

Regarding the optimal cadence, it varies wildly between individuals, there's no "one size fits all". What's more, there's even no single optimal cadence for any given individual.
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Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,147
Posted By subgrade

In addition to what has been said before, if you...

In addition to what has been said before, if you are a newbie, you may need to just get used to being in the saddle - in the fit is right, the discomfort diminishes greatly after a few weeks of...
11-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,645
Posted By subgrade

I upgraded from square taper to HTII last spring....

I upgraded from square taper to HTII last spring. I think the crank had been sitting on the spindle for about a year and a half, two winters included, some 9000 km. It was a mega PITA to get the...
11-20-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,536
Posted By subgrade

This GMBN video suggests that bigger rotors...

This GMBN video suggests that bigger rotors deliver more stopping power, however, the experiment is not very precise, and the difference is within 10%. The numbers start after 3:30 in the video.
...
11-16-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,968
Posted By subgrade

I have had pedestrians complaining a couple times...

I have had pedestrians complaining a couple times when I was running a front light without a shaped beam, and I have myself looked frontally at my bike with that front light angled so that I get the...
11-13-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 13,948
Posted By subgrade

Some while ago I with some friends brought up the...

Some while ago I with some friends brought up the topic about which would be the most boring/pointless sport to watch in person. My version was rally raids, like the Dakar rally - the only place...
11-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By subgrade

I usually eat nothing on rides up to 2.5h, if...

I usually eat nothing on rides up to 2.5h, if I've eaten within an hour before the ride. On longer rides I try to eat something every hour or so. If you are going to do 1.5-2h rides and lose some...
11-10-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,968
Posted By subgrade

Define powerful. Also: long battery life,...

Define powerful. Also: long battery life, powerful, lightweight - pick 2, since the greater the capacity of the battery, the heavier it will be.
10-29-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,164
Posted By subgrade

Quite likely any bike headlight without shaped...

Quite likely any bike headlight without shaped beam and light output above 500lm. If they are not angled down, they look almost like high beam on cars or motorcycles, as most of the light will be...
10-28-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,172
Posted By subgrade

Sounds like the unpracticality and noisiness of...

Sounds like the unpracticality and noisiness of said fenders has influenced your perception of their looks. I agree, some of them are very ugly, some are not THAT bad. But the same goes for proper...
10-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,039
Posted By subgrade

I set my goal for this year at 7K km (4350...

I set my goal for this year at 7K km (4350 miles). I'm currently at 6425 km, so with 575 km left it looks good for meeting the goal if nothing unexpected happens. Not sure if my goal for next year...
10-26-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,495
Posted By subgrade

Or you could type three words into google...

Or you could type three words into google search... :foo:

hub dynamo charger...
10-18-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,438
Posted By subgrade

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this...

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this thread:

Riding FG makes you a better rider due to gearing whicb is sub-optimal in many cases: the same goes for SS (remember what was the topic...
10-18-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,254
Posted By subgrade

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins...

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins (refers to the thickness/density of the sidewall)
10-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,510
Posted By subgrade

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad. ...

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad.

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10-16-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,438
Posted By subgrade

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find...

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find this thread very interesting. Amusing even. I also want to know what are the benefits of riding fixed as opposed to SS, but apart from easier track...
10-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,237
Posted By subgrade

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway...

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway overpass; it's an old one, built in 1800s, with a cobbled carriageway, no bike lanes, so I usually take the paved sidewalk. It was early morning, the...
09-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,495
Posted By subgrade

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually...

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually exclusive - I see no need for any warning if there is enough room to pass safely. (Exception would be if there are other riders in front of the rider I'm...
09-29-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,608
Posted By subgrade

Agreed that the regular maintenance takes some...

Agreed that the regular maintenance takes some amount of time, but with regular maintenance the only additional prepping time before heading out is checking the tire pressure and possibly air them up...
09-26-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,608
Posted By subgrade

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.
09-21-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By subgrade

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing...

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing regular underwear (both cotton and synthetic) and shorts or jeans, and haven't had any problems, maybe just a couple of times some minor chaffing,...
09-18-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By subgrade

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't...

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't imagine a 3 cm hole where tube wouldn't bulge out in a big way (and blow out real soon as it contacts the ground). If it really is a 3 cm hole, the...
09-10-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,016
Posted By subgrade

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles....

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles. Flat noodles are fine for noodling around the neighborhood, but any more than 20 noodles at a time, and the pain in your mouth will be killing you....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,300
Posted By subgrade

Civil engineering, specifically road & street...

Civil engineering, specifically road & street design. Not sure where that puts me in the poll.
09-01-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By subgrade

except 2

except 2
08-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 227,264
Posted By subgrade

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi
08-05-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,949
Posted By subgrade

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you...

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you from again?
08-02-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,326
Posted By subgrade

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