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Forum: Touring
08-03-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By Sardines

Erick Cedeño retraces the 25th Infantry Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corp trail

Those of you who enjoy history trails, this one is quite interesting history with bicycles involved! Yes those same soldiers which inspired Bob Marley's song. 1900 miles. Erick Cedeño retraced it a...
07-14-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sardines

Pinion and Gate belt drives are very reliable and...

Pinion and Gate belt drives are very reliable and I've never had any issues with the 3 bikes I've had. However, with your projected budget of the Sirrus 6.0's $3.5k range, a carbon/Ti Pinion bike is...
07-13-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sardines

Well not necessarily. Getting a 2x11 or 12, with...

Well not necessarily. Getting a 2x11 or 12, with a 10-42, and a 46/36 Ultegra crank, or a Pinion P1.18 will give the range of gears to do all that. You just need the proper tires and wheels to do...
07-13-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sardines

Well as I'm sure you know, compliance/ride feel...

Well as I'm sure you know, compliance/ride feel is an acquired taste and also more importantly, a design issue. Carbon frames are naturally built with compliance and stiffness in different areas. ...
07-11-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sardines

Is there a particular reason why you want carbon?...

Is there a particular reason why you want carbon? For the lightweight? Compliant ride quality? Bling? haha Cos good Ti bikes are great, and there are moderately priced options out there.
07-08-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sardines

Besides Trek, there's Cube's SL Road SLT, We did...

Besides Trek, there's Cube's SL Road SLT, We did have a look at the Sirrus 6, but for the price, the spec was very underwhelming, and the geometry was much more upright. But for those who care, it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Sardines

You will get marginal improvements with more...

You will get marginal improvements with more aerodynamic setups. As you know, aero is most important as you speed up. Aero changes make more sense for speed gains rather than component changes. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Sardines

Schindelhauer certainly do make nice looking...

Schindelhauer certainly do make nice looking bikes. I was looking at their Wilhelm Pinion some years back. However, I wanted something lighter and better riding than aluminum for my...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Sardines

Have you considered a belt drive with a pinion...

Have you considered a belt drive with a pinion crank? Pinion is by far better than Shimano's offerings in terms of quietness, range of gears (600%) and the lowest maintenance of any IGH. Downsides...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Sardines

Well there are 2 types of bike thieves, ones that...

Well there are 2 types of bike thieves, ones that steal because they want to hawk the bike for parts or entirety, and then the ones who just want a bike to use. I've seen junk bikes with missing...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By Sardines

My recollections of Belgian roads are mostly...

My recollections of Belgian roads are mostly riding out of the cities en route to the next country. What sort of flats are you guys getting? Punctures and/or cuts from sharp debris, sidewall damage...
07-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By Sardines

Ah ok. Have you looked at Canyon, Giant or Cube?...

Ah ok. Have you looked at Canyon, Giant or Cube? They may not be as hampered with supply chain issues. If the geometry and other criteria fits, I think you should broaden the search.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By Sardines

A 40 to 44t chain will gain you a couple of km/h...

A 40 to 44t chain will gain you a couple of km/h at the top end, and you're still have 28+" of gearing, so you should be good in terms of climbing ability. A XL saddlebag in lieu of panniers does...
05-10-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,059
Posted By Sardines

I think you have to change your routine if you...

I think you have to change your routine if you are all tubeless. I don't inflate or even set up the spare wheels unless I'm about to use them. , I use the Panaracer Smart Sealant, which uses walnut...
05-09-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Sardines

@ $500, I would look at the 2nd hand market so...

@ $500, I would look at the 2nd hand market so you can get a "better" bike. They often come with racks and other accessories which are usually add ons in new purchases.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By Sardines

Yes, because it was made "legal." It was illegal...

Yes, because it was made "legal." It was illegal previously!
03-13-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Sardines

Yeah, I think you have to check the website to...

Yeah, I think you have to check the website to find a dealer who has the stock. Giant and other big companies have a weird system of stock allocation to dealers. My friend had to order from another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Sardines

Montagues are very decent bikes if in good...

Montagues are very decent bikes if in good condition, but they had several weak areas like the hinges. Like buying anything used at 1/10th of it's original price, you have to look at the state of...
02-24-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Umm no. I have Hunt UD wheels and I distinctly...

Umm no. I have Hunt UD wheels and I distinctly remember they have specific limits for each tire width range for each wheel type. When I went from 25/28 to 30f/32r, there are a limit of 100 to...
02-24-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

You'll find the 32s quite a bit more compliant...

You'll find the 32s quite a bit more compliant but I think nothing more than 75. Also check if your wheels has max PSI for each tire size. Some designs have these limits.
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Sardines

Well Mar/Apr is generally cooler weather so it's...

Well Mar/Apr is generally cooler weather so it's a great time to bike around Portugal. We've done the circumnavigation of the Portugal/Gibraltar/Spain coastlines several times in March/April. Last...
02-22-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By Sardines

Haha It was dinner time and I was headed home....

Haha It was dinner time and I was headed home. And I've seen some road rage in my time so I know better than to prove anything to anyone. I have my DRLs on all rides, so there's minimal chance of...
02-21-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 727,642
Posted By Sardines

Well the idea is compromising. I love the...

Well the idea is compromising. I love the Marathon Supremes. which were my touring/commute tires since 2007 and over 160k miles. Never had a flat, even though I ride on highways, city roads and...
02-16-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,729
Posted By Sardines

Well it's a suggestion for alternatives. Also...

Well it's a suggestion for alternatives. Also check out the Giant FastRoad. It's made for fitness paved road riding.
I would choose based on geometry and weight requirements, depending on what...
02-08-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

I'm 171lbs and I ride 52f/54r PSI tubeless on...

I'm 171lbs and I ride 52f/54r PSI tubeless on 32/35c, when commuting, loaded with about 10-12lbs of gear. My 80PSI days are way behind me, and my teeth and bones thank me. Start from 60PSI, you'll...
02-06-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Never knock a gift horse in the mouth I say! haha...

Never knock a gift horse in the mouth I say! haha Glad the wheels worked out and you're enjoying your new ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By Sardines

Well, I understand you are upset about the...

Well, I understand you are upset about the change, and if you're not happy, send the bikes back. A few people have told you the Microshift are equivalent or higher tier. More expensive doesn't mean...
01-16-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Btw, did you solve your speed issues?

Btw, did you solve your speed issues?
01-14-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

It's fine. Same width, just how it attaches to...

It's fine. Same width, just how it attaches to the bike. Enjoy and post some pics.
01-05-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

I'd just order the rims with the rotors installed...

I'd just order the rims with the rotors installed by Hunt. Just the cheapest Shimanos Icetech will work fine. I would go with 160mm all round, and don't forget to get a bracket for your rear caliper...
01-05-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Well congratulations! Personally I'd repair the...

Well congratulations! Personally I'd repair the wheel and keep it as a spare, if you have the space. But it really depends on where you are and what the market is for used bike parts for value.
I...
01-05-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Or you could do what my kid did for her FX6 and...

Or you could do what my kid did for her FX6 and find a set of lightly used light Bontrager Paradigm Comp wheels for under $200 as an upgrade. Used wheels are an option, but obviously depending on...
01-04-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

The Hunt Aeros come in disc as well, just go thru...

The Hunt Aeros come in disc as well, just go thru their site and look for the Aero 34 or Aero Light alloys. They are UK produced so you should be able to call them to ask about the right wheels for...
01-04-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Haha, stuff like that happens. I've done my share...

Haha, stuff like that happens. I've done my share of stupid things like bend a CX-Ray with a pannier bag bottom hook! Most of the OE spokes are just generic 14g stainless steel, unless you get to the...
01-04-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sardines

Well I have to say when I change my gearing to a...

Well I have to say when I change my gearing to a smaller larger rear cog on my Pinions, I occasionally go by number of clicks vs actually feel of the pedal when I'm watching out for traffic etc, out...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,729
Posted By Sardines

Thanks for that, which is absolutely correct. I...

Thanks for that, which is absolutely correct. I wasn't very clear or fully expand with that statement. Na2CO3 is absolutely a base, but when it reacts with an acid, it turns more acidic, which is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sardines

Not to get into a forum argument about something...

Not to get into a forum argument about something that didn't actually affect either one of us, and happened at least 5 years ago (although I bought my Eclipses, after the Eclipse S11 was recalled.) ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sardines

Many major brands have had safety recalls, if you...

Many major brands have had safety recalls, if you boycott all of them, you'd have to boycott Shimano, SRAM, Canyon among others. I never had a problem with Tern's quality with have 3 of them in my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sardines

Well I think Tern has a MSRP/MAP on dealers, so...

Well I think Tern has a MSRP/MAP on dealers, so online searches with discounts will be grey market bikes, which may not have warranties. Buying from the LBS means if you have any teething issues,...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,729
Posted By Sardines

Rinse VERY well since sodium bicarbonate in water...

Rinse VERY well since sodium bicarbonate in water is basically carbonic acid, which can eat through the EPS if not rinsed thoroughly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By Sardines

Yes. That's it.

Yes. That's it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By Sardines

I believe it is for law (depending on where you...

I believe it is for law (depending on where you are) to have a reflector in the front and rear. Having a battery lit one covers both with one fixture. Oddly, for the last few years, I've been the...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 285,988
Posted By Sardines

Unfortunately, the worst littering nowadays is...

Unfortunately, the worst littering nowadays is just plastic surgical masks everywhere because people just drop them and don't dispose of them! It's sickening to know that's going to end up in the...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By Sardines

Hahaha I'm Sardines, not Nostradamus! I've seen...

Hahaha I'm Sardines, not Nostradamus! I've seen all materials fail on tours and trails, but only steel frames can replace a tube or has spot weld repairs! My carbon wheel cracked on a pot hole in...
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