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08-28-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By SmallFront

No, I was talking about this firstly: And...

No, I was talking about this firstly:


And secondly, the notion, that hydraulic brakes are akin to electronic shifting and whatnot, and that because of your "hints", as if the rest of us are...
08-28-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,239
Posted By SmallFront

Yes, as I thought. Pure projection on your part.

Yes, as I thought. Pure projection on your part.
08-28-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,239
Posted By SmallFront

Pot. Kettle - even without reading what I...

Pot. Kettle - even without reading what I actually said about cold and not riding my bike in -22f because I don't want to ride when it is that cold. But you, you are so great that you need a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,713
Posted By SmallFront

The funny part is, that some people will probably...

The funny part is, that some people will probably buy it. You need not look further than "cable-risers" and "timing clock" (yes, that's an alarm clock you place in the room to aid with the "timing"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,713
Posted By SmallFront

It's actualle .5 of a watt saved if you compare...

It's actualle .5 of a watt saved if you compare the "cleaned" with the "optimised".

Needless to say, I'm having my chain optimised.
Forum: Foo
08-18-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,032
Posted By SmallFront

Three wheels - two at the front, one at the rear....

Three wheels - two at the front, one at the rear. Low seating position. Tall wheels with a tilting mechanism for the turns.
Three wheels, because that means all three will most likely touch at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,734
Posted By SmallFront

Yup, that's the stuff! Come to think of it,...

Yup, that's the stuff!

Come to think of it, the branding on gears, hubs, rims, levers, cranks, pedals, tyres, and whatnot is also super annoying. Even if I removed all I could, I would still have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,734
Posted By SmallFront

Weight, obviously. Who wouldn't like a bike that...

Weight, obviously. Who wouldn't like a bike that weighed in at 5 pounds, yet were superstrong?

Seriously, though, my singe complaint - which is true of most any bike, is the damn paint jobs and...
08-17-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

What will you do when you get a flat? ...

What will you do when you get a flat?

Seriously, if $5 is expensive to you, you should get a job, so you can maintain your bike. If I were you, I'd get some cheap handlebars from a rust bucket...
08-17-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Ha, ha!

Ha, ha!
08-17-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Sarcasm - Ever heard of it?

Sarcasm - Ever heard of it?
08-17-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Oh, yeah, forgot about those. Damn it.

Oh, yeah, forgot about those. Damn it.
08-17-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

No idea. There is no picture, nor a link. But as...

No idea. There is no picture, nor a link. But as I said, go find a rust-bucket and swap the handlebars and stem. For other options, re-read this very thread.
08-17-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Hmm, seriously, we are saying to get a new stem...

Hmm, seriously, we are saying to get a new stem while you're at it, because it is probably the same "quality" as the handlebars you broke.

Yes, by shopping around a bit, it should be possible. If...
08-17-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

:crash: Re-read our posts. We said that you...

:crash:

Re-read our posts. We said that you need a stronger stem to be sure that that won't break down the road too :cry:
08-17-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Doesn't look like it.

Doesn't look like it.
08-17-14, 04:25 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Find some cheap alu handlebars and buy a stronger...

Find some cheap alu handlebars and buy a stronger stem from them at the same time. First you find a shop with cheap handlebars, and then find the stem at the same place.
08-17-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Do you seriously think I requested pictures?...

Do you seriously think I requested pictures? WTF!?

You need a new and stronger handlebar and perhaps a stronger stem to make sure that that doesn't break either. That is what almost all of us have...
08-17-14, 03:57 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

I don't know which country "IL" is, so that's not...

I don't know which country "IL" is, so that's not going to happen. But you still haven't grasped that go looking a single place which has, what? Ten handlebars? isn't really saying anything at all....
08-17-14, 03:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Forget the ebay thing and buy from an online bike...

Forget the ebay thing and buy from an online bike shop. Seriously, you having a single look and deciding aluminium handlebars costs $100 is just ridiculous. If you insist on buying cheap chinese...
08-16-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

You are not the bike. How can you get hurt worse...

You are not the bike. How can you get hurt worse than broken handlebars? Really?



Nope. Try doing that on a penny-farthing, a chinese cargo bike, or on a recumbent. Won't happen ;)


Those...
08-16-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

LOL, thanks :)

LOL, thanks :)
08-16-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Try some other bike shops. Here's an online...

Try some other bike shops.

Here's an online bikeshop. Although it is a British one, I have set the country to "US" and the prices to "US dollars", and, to make it even easier, I have sorted them...
08-16-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Don't buy handlebars or stems from ebay. Walk...

Don't buy handlebars or stems from ebay. Walk into a local bike shop, find a cheap aluminium bar (preferably a riser), and buy that. And if you insist on buying online, buy from an online retailer...
08-16-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Fix it properly. Maybe. But a wooden...

Fix it properly.


Maybe. But a wooden broomstick will be even better (until it rots).


If you have any sense, you will continue to have fun on your bike. Perhaps not this bike, but a bike...
08-16-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

I was about to post to do a "fixed it for you" in...

I was about to post to do a "fixed it for you" in the first run, so it read "second to cheap and thin alu", but anyway, when I clicked "quote" you had already edited it :)
08-16-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Once again: Do not buy carbon fibre handlebars...

Once again: Do not buy carbon fibre handlebars for "stunting". The people joking about you videoing it, is because they are aware of the problems with carbon, and they have recognised you are not...
08-16-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Yes, anything built to be "hyperlite" won't be...

Yes, anything built to be "hyperlite" won't be good enough for "stunting". Hence we recommended something intended for downhill, dirt jumping, or trials. ;)
08-16-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

LOL, seeing his next post, I think you are...

LOL, seeing his next post, I think you are absolutely right:




You can make a carbon bar that is stronger, but the ones you can get wont be. That and other important things have been said ad...
08-16-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Well, "abusing" is perhaps much. Of course,...

Well, "abusing" is perhaps much. Of course, compared to the quality of the bike, he is indeed abusing it, but most, even cheap alu bars ought to be strong enough for his use. I have bent a few alu...
08-16-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Yup, it comes with the physics, that a weak twig...

Yup, it comes with the physics, that a weak twig will not warn you first, but if you are even at the next level, they will tend to warn you before they break, because you pick up your bike, and you...
08-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

And I was pointing out a properly strong...

And I was pointing out a properly strong aluminium (DH) will be plenty strong on a pedal-bike without all that extra weight. When you crash on a motorcycle you have many, many times the kinetic...
08-16-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Yes, if the ones you have is made from mild...

Yes, if the ones you have is made from mild steel, and if they are already made from an alu alloy, and you are replacing them with something made from a better alu alloy with thicker walls.


No,...
08-16-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

The two of us are not disagreeing. He is just...

The two of us are not disagreeing. He is just coming from the world of motorcycles where the forces are even greater. In the world of bicycles, a downhill alu bar is plenty strong. We both agree that...
08-16-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

This isn't a motorcycle, so steel motorcycle...

This isn't a motorcycle, so steel motorcycle handlebars is a bit over the top, in my opinion.
With that said, I have to address stuntex directly: Noone here, is suggesting you shouldn't do "stunt"...
08-16-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

We didn't all suggest a bmx. We suggested you buy...

We didn't all suggest a bmx. We suggested you buy a strong set of handlebars, and perhaps a stronger stem, while you're at it. For all we know, the broken handlebars might have been made from mild...
08-16-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

Noone can tell from a picture, although at that...

Noone can tell from a picture, although at that price point it is definitely some sort of metal.


You don't want carbon. You want a strong alu handlebar that is built to take a punishment (i.e. a...
08-16-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,109
Posted By SmallFront

I used to do trials, and my biggest fear was...

I used to do trials, and my biggest fear was always the handlebar or the stem breaking. Everything else could break without a huge risk of injuring me. As a result, I always used the strongest stems...
08-16-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By SmallFront

Yup, my recommendation too.

Yup, my recommendation too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,333
Posted By SmallFront

Ignore. Hadn't realised this was in the road...

Ignore. Hadn't realised this was in the road cycling forum
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,393
Posted By SmallFront

Daemon

Daemon
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,086
Posted By SmallFront

63kph (39mph) on my Bullittt (cargo) bike. More...

63kph (39mph) on my Bullittt (cargo) bike. More than that on more "sporty" rides (in the past).

Relax, and put the weight towards the rear.
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

Haha, no: You can't be talked into checking for...

Haha, no: You can't be talked into checking for foreign objects while fixing a flat, nor to try to "underinflate" the tyre according to your meter, or anything else that would be prudent. Instead it...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

How the hell would I know? It can have come in...

How the hell would I know? It can have come in when you "fixed" your flat, or it could have been the cause of the flat in the first place. No tyre is puncture proof, nor does it magically repel...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

Sigh! You have not had a sidewall failure. You...

Sigh! You have not had a sidewall failure. You have had what you claim to be "pinch flats", and you have experienced how when overinflated, it will loose air when you fail to remove shards of glass...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

The point was that if you are even in the ball...

The point was that if you are even in the ball park of normal, it would be impossible to get pinch flats on such a big tyre if they are near their max psi - unless they are overinflated and aren't...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

A sidewall failing is one thing. What you claim...

A sidewall failing is one thing. What you claim to experience and continue to deny is your "pinch flats" and how they also developed a flat while you overinflated them, only to find a shard of glass...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

Doesn't matter, you still claimed that you had...

Doesn't matter, you still claimed that you had pinch flats while riding on flat tarmac, which to me screams "user error!". It can be a variety of things, but I don't see how a supposedly properly...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

Just because I disagree with you on you putting...

Just because I disagree with you on you putting blame on a product where it seems the only logical reason is user error (getting "pinch flats" on a supposedly properly inflated tyre on flat tarmac!?)...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,164
Posted By SmallFront

Sure, it's the tyres in general having a problem,...

Sure, it's the tyres in general having a problem, and those of us who doesn't experience any problems anywhere near the problems you have are just plain lucky.

It can't possibly be user error,...
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