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02-19-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By Scummer

I have the SON SL you mentioned with the custom...

I have the SON SL you mentioned with the custom fork, since I had a custom bike built to my specs and the SL connection works very well. Taking the wheel out is a breeze without having to fiddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,763
Posted By Scummer

Rode by that lake many times until I thought it...

Rode by that lake many times until I thought it was a good place to stop and just relax.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,963
Posted By Scummer

The ride to the Eng Alm was my best ride this...

The ride to the Eng Alm was my best ride this year Beautiful scenery, great weather and a well running bike
220km in total ...
07-12-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

I think there should be regulations that every...

I think there should be regulations that every new office building should contain at least two showers, so even long distance commuters have the possibility of freshening up.
I have a shower in my...
07-11-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

You assume correctly. We also use it to get into...

You assume correctly. We also use it to get into the mountains for hikes and most places do not have public trans to get there. Not surprising with mountains around you.
It takes about 5 hours...
07-11-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

Walking. My kids are teenagers, they can wheel...

Walking. My kids are teenagers, they can wheel their own luggage. :)
07-11-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

I'm one of the lucky ones. S-Bahn station is...

I'm one of the lucky ones. S-Bahn station is about 6min. away and about 10 min. from my parents house. So that's definitely not the problem in my case.
07-11-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

The bus depending, on time of the day is between...

The bus depending, on time of the day is between 11 and 29Euros. So, if I get a ticket for 20 Euros, I still have to shell out the S-Bahn ticket, which is also close to 30Euros for both S-Bahn...
07-11-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

Well, I could take the S-Bahn, then the train or...

Well, I could take the S-Bahn, then the train or long distance bus, then the S-Bahn again and arrive at my parents house. Which I have done before when I went just by myself. But for a family of 4...
07-11-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,453
Posted By Scummer

We as a family of 4 have one car. We use the car...

We as a family of 4 have one car. We use the car normally only on the weekends to get to hiking spots or do one large shopping trip when we are pressed for time. Other than that, I ride my bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By Scummer

Finally a long ride for me this year. Went into...

Finally a long ride for me this year. Went into Austria and back. Been there beforehand with car and family during the winter time, but not on the bike until now. So pretty.
140 miles roundtrip....
06-18-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,080
Posted By Scummer

Absolutely go.

Absolutely go.
06-18-18, 03:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By Scummer

The penalties are way stiffer for hurting a...

The penalties are way stiffer for hurting a pedestrian or cyclist. Also awareness training is being done during mandatory driving school. Such thing does not exist in the US. Mandatory drivers Ed...
06-04-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By Scummer

Hi Thomas, i have exactly the setup you are...

Hi Thomas,

i have exactly the setup you are inquiring and have ridden my Rohloff/Gates combination for two winter seasons now without any negative effects. Currently the bike has 9000km, all...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-17, 02:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,865
Posted By Scummer

Wow.. nice! I like my B&M Ixon IQ Speed with the...

Wow.. nice! I like my B&M Ixon IQ Speed with the external battery pack for my road bike and MTB. I wonder if they are making a newer Ixon IQ Speed with the 150lx option that I can connect to my old...
06-26-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,338
Posted By Scummer

Well.. my electronics courses have been 25 yrs...

Well.. my electronics courses have been 25 yrs ago, but I do remember, you need to protect a LED against current.
So, assume a cree XR-E from the data sheet has a forward current of 700mA, which...
06-26-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,338
Posted By Scummer

Voltage = SQRT(Power x R) So SQRT(7.5x40) =...

Voltage = SQRT(Power x R) So SQRT(7.5x40) = 17.3V You would be way out of the operating range for an LED headlight, which should be no more than 6V when its dynamo driven. That's the reason why a...
06-26-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,338
Posted By Scummer

It's not the power that goes up, since the type...

It's not the power that goes up, since the type of generator limits the current to 500mA and under load for example 2.4W, the voltage goes up to up to 8V at high speeds. This is not good for LED...
06-26-17, 03:08 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,338
Posted By Scummer

That is correct, because the Ebike runs at 12V...

That is correct, because the Ebike runs at 12V and provides 12V connections for the headlight.
Hub Dynamo is 6V and has normally a rating of 3W. Far from the 7.5W this headlight needs.

znomit,...
04-20-17, 03:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,838
Posted By Scummer

I use the tactic of talking about the new bike...

I use the tactic of talking about the new bike I've spotted and really would like to add to my inventory until it makes her ears bleed. Sometimes it takes weeks, sometime month. But so far it has...
04-13-17, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Scummer

Lupine has bluetooth remote controlled lights...

Lupine has bluetooth remote controlled lights which can be configured via smartphone and has a remote button for setting the light intensity and on/off.
01-06-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By Scummer

This one: ...

This one:
http://www.strava.com/activities/339830098

The last 10k of the major climb was pretty difficult and the day was actually the hottest day of the year with temps reaching 37C in the Inn...
01-05-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,310
Posted By Scummer

Most definitely. That's why I switched to a new...

Most definitely. That's why I switched to a new MTB with through axles. So much better in freezing weather. ;)
01-05-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,310
Posted By Scummer

Worst ride to work I've experienced was blizzard...

Worst ride to work I've experienced was blizzard like conditions right on the half point to work. It started out as a great ride and I kid you not, right in the middle of the distance it started to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,294
Posted By Scummer

In no particular order: See one or more stages...

In no particular order:
See one or more stages of the Giro.
Ride more.
Ride the Passo dello Stelvio.
Take a two/three day hike in the Alps.
See my son graduate from school
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,319
Posted By Scummer

Since I commute in the Winter as well and get out...

Since I commute in the Winter as well and get out of work around 5:30pm I consistently ride at night. For the light setup i use an Edelux II on front and a BM Toplight Line plus for the rear. So I...
01-03-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,336
Posted By Scummer

I cycle year round to work. It's only 8.5 miles....

I cycle year round to work. It's only 8.5 miles. I only switch out bikes to go from touring tires to spiked tires when the danger of black ice is there.
It doesn't get very cold where I live, only...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,251
Posted By Scummer

Last couple of days have been cold. And two days...

Last couple of days have been cold. And two days ago the fog now started to move in as well. I'm looking forward to a little warmer weather. 20F every day is getting old.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,251
Posted By Scummer

Cold day today. Seems like finally Bavaria is...

Cold day today. Seems like finally Bavaria is getting the Winter the way it should be.
20F on my commute to and from work today.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,251
Posted By Scummer

0C, a little snow/rain but otherwise uneventful...

0C, a little snow/rain but otherwise uneventful commute. Sucks, that this time of the year I have to ride home in the dark.
11-07-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,559
Posted By Scummer

3 yrs ago I moved back to the Fatherland and...

3 yrs ago I moved back to the Fatherland and started as a freelancer with family in tow.
The risk of crashing in a crit without having the luxury of laying in a hospital and still getting paid made...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,410
Posted By Scummer

:love: Nice and clean.

:love: Nice and clean.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,410
Posted By Scummer

The saddle i've already replaced with a Fizik...

The saddle i've already replaced with a Fizik Arione, since the Brooks was not comfortable to me.
The kickstand needs to stay, otherwise it turns into a pain to attach the trailer loaded with 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,410
Posted By Scummer

Stainless steel, custom frame with S&S couplers. ...

Stainless steel, custom frame with S&S couplers. Used for commuting, hauling groceries and group rides every once in a while. As well as touring and traveling. It's a bit on the heavy side, but...
10-16-16, 03:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,078
Posted By Scummer

Went for a long haul yesterday. 33 miles of up...

Went for a long haul yesterday. 33 miles of up and down. Some steep hills and a few good single trails. I had just switched over to tubeless and wanted to see how it feels. Bike tracks...
10-16-16, 03:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,395
Posted By Scummer

1-7 is a bit noisier than 8-14. But since on my...

1-7 is a bit noisier than 8-14. But since on my commute I mostly ride 10-12 the ride is smooth and quiet with the belt drive. I have now close to 3000 miles on the hub. No problems so far and no...
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By Scummer

HAM Radio is bulky and a license is required to...

HAM Radio is bulky and a license is required to operate one. CB Radio might be another option, but range is a limiter. Cell phones might still be your best bet as satellite phones are expensive to...
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 12:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,092
Posted By Scummer

I find Carbon to be superior to steel as well,...

I find Carbon to be superior to steel as well, but only in certain applications.

I have 3 bikes (fully MTB, Road, CX) which are all carbon frames, but my everyday commuter, which is also my...
Forum: Touring
10-11-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,792
Posted By Scummer

I don't want to brag, but for ~5k Euros you can...

I don't want to brag, but for ~5k Euros you can get IMHO the highest quality money can buy.
I have a custom built, stainless steel sled with Rohloff, TRP Hylex, Carbon Gates Drive, S&S couplers,...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-16, 02:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,290
Posted By Scummer

60% bike path, 20% quiet roads and 20% going...

60% bike path, 20% quiet roads and 20% going through villages with some 30kmh zones. I love my commute. Easy, safe, flat and on good weather days I get a breathtaking view of the Alps....
Forum: Commuting
09-17-16, 03:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,306
Posted By Scummer

I've commuted on chain driven bikes with rear and...

I've commuted on chain driven bikes with rear and front derailleur before and switched a year ago to a Rohloff with Gates Carbon drive. The difference in maintenance is huge.
The chain needed...
09-09-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 11,387
Posted By Scummer

Not car free, but I do commute to work on my...

Not car free, but I do commute to work on my bike, no matter what the weather. Unless I bring homemade applestrudel to the office, then I take the car. :D
Or we do a family hike in the alps, then...
09-09-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Scummer

S-Bahn App for the Munich Area lets me buy...

S-Bahn App for the Munich Area lets me buy tickets, shows departure and arrival times, tells if there are any outages and how to get around them, shows me the right connections between Bus, Tram,...
Forum: Touring
09-09-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Scummer

If you ride south through Belgium, Luxembourg,...

If you ride south through Belgium, Luxembourg, then Saarland and through the 'Vogesen' and then heading east through Baden-Baden, you will pass through the blackwood forest, which is pretty and...
09-09-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,587
Posted By Scummer

I have a garage, where I store my dozen bikes,...

I have a garage, where I store my dozen bikes, partially hanging on the wall, partially leaning against the wall. Some have kickstands, so I can just park them somewhere on the garage floor.
I also...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-16, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,338
Posted By Scummer

I have the Abus 6500 granite xplus together with...

I have the Abus 6500 granite xplus together with the pitlock wheel locks for my custom commuter.
It is supposed to be resistant against all kind of lock picking mechanisms.
It's a bit on the heavy...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,112
Posted By Scummer

I commute all year round, no matter rain, snow,...

I commute all year round, no matter rain, snow, cold, heat, dirt.. whatever.
4000km on my Rohloff with Gates centerdrive belt and I only had to adjust the tension once, which takes 2 minutes to do....
08-08-16, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,459
Posted By Scummer

Oh.. that's an interesting little tidbit. So,...

Oh.. that's an interesting little tidbit. So, axle load must be 100kg, only the different mount point for the hand cart or bike trailer must create the difference of loading capacity.

Well.....
08-04-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,459
Posted By Scummer

While I find the concept of an electric powered...

While I find the concept of an electric powered trailer pretty neat, especially to get the smaller trucks out of the cities, the fact that this trailer has only a capacity of 150kg is a show stopper...
Forum: Touring
08-04-16, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,197
Posted By Scummer

Austria and Italy. But mostly, because it's in...

Austria and Italy. But mostly, because it's in cycling distance. Just did a 5 day AlpX in the beginning of July to the Kalterer See in Italy.
Less than 60 miles into Austria also makes it an easy...
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