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07-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By Viich

I usually have the sounds on, but at a low level....

I usually have the sounds on, but at a low level. I'm usually on Discord audio chat, especially while racing, and definitely during team time trials.....
06-20-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Viich

Unless you're re-using parts you've got or buying...

Unless you're re-using parts you've got or buying some used parts, buying the bike will be cheaper than buying parts almost all the time.
05-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Viich

Darth Lefty My kids are 10 and 8. My 10yo was a...

Darth Lefty My kids are 10 and 8. My 10yo was a safer road rider @8 than his brother is, but neither of them are a disaster. In any case - I don't have specific boundaries on them. I wish they'd go...
05-24-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By Viich

Vittoria......

Vittoria......
05-23-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Viich

I would try mounting a fork mount like this: ...

I would try mounting a fork mount like this:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1621766772_f61a42042ce9a7bfb039cef236e021264f69bac3.jpeg
More pics on her twitter here:...
Forum: BMX
05-12-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Viich

Wilbur76 - don't bother with the gyro, it...

Wilbur76 - don't bother with the gyro, it wouldn't work with canti brakes anyway.

This stem from BMX Guru is exactly what you're looking for, I think.
...
05-03-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Viich

You'll be happy with the Core. I upgraded from...

You'll be happy with the Core. I upgraded from Snap to Core last summer. It's a little better in a bunch of ways, including easier to get bike on and off, even with removing the wheel.
04-28-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Viich

They were almost definitely on a banded ride, in...

They were almost definitely on a banded ride, in which riders stay together regardless of how much power they're putting out (a meetup with 'keep everyone together' checked)
04-27-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Viich

Use paint stripper. Also - use abrasives to...

Use paint stripper. Also - use abrasives to polish, finish it off with automotive wheel polish....
04-26-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Viich

So - forgot to follow up on this - it turns out...

So - forgot to follow up on this - it turns out it's a 2001. Thought I'd post the answer since my thread came up in another search I did.
2001 Specialized Allez...
04-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,993
Posted By Viich

I think it looks cool, but completely different...

I think it looks cool, but completely different intent - the SA is intended for utility cycling & recumbents, classified for sport cycling. The wireless shift looks cool, and the weight is low - I'm...
04-08-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,993
Posted By Viich

I use a SA 3 speed hub on my commuter road bike...

I use a SA 3 speed hub on my commuter road bike (Bianchi from 80's) with a downtube shifter. I like it. It's more than enough gearing for my commute.

The only big advantage, to be completely...
03-18-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Viich

Sort of, but not quite - I have an 88 Bianchi...

Sort of, but not quite - I have an 88 Bianchi Strada running a 3sp Sturmey, but not the S3X. I run a downtube shifter, considered bar-end, but like the no cable housing thing. Running 32mm / 30mm...
01-03-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Viich

Thanks! I actually have a frame I'd been waiting...

Thanks! I actually have a frame I'd been waiting to have another go at, I may try the hole-drilling trick to get some leverage.
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By Viich

I'm actually not 'still riding' - I didn't start...

I'm actually not 'still riding' - I didn't start racing until last year at 40 after my kids started. I'm gradually increasing my padding ;)
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By Viich

I'm not going to complain - it's my wife...

I'm not going to complain - it's my wife recording. ;) She watches on her phone, so doesn't see an issue. Worst is when she's recording stuff that the kids want to edit together with some of it in...
Forum: BMX
08-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By Viich

Want to watch me crash?

I'm the guy in blue that was on the right.

https://youtu.be/EK_reLIPwHs
Forum: BMX
08-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Viich

Cool viewpoint race video

Hi! I started racing BMX with my sons a year ago. I took this video of a recent race in the rain - was pretty cool. Traction was tough at the start, both front tire on the gate and rear tire until...
08-14-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,392
Posted By Viich

Getting one because it's fun is ok. I don't group...

Getting one because it's fun is ok. I don't group ride or race road bikes. I have a road bike with 2x10 gearing. It's fun to ride. I have another road bike with a 3sp Sturmey Archer hub. It's a fun,...
07-09-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,339
Posted By Viich

Get a trainer. You aren't going to get fit in the...

Get a trainer. You aren't going to get fit in the free time you have while shuttling multiple kids without stealing time, and they're very time-efficient. You pretty much have to ride 4 days a week...
06-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,165
Posted By Viich

Mine is pretty easy - I'd upgrade my road bike...

Mine is pretty easy - I'd upgrade my road bike though.

1. Road bike - currently '03 Specialized Allez (I think on year) - I'd really like to replace this with an Altruiste LeCorbo in a perfect...
06-05-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,207
Posted By Viich

I'm ambivalent about separated bike lanes -...

I'm ambivalent about separated bike lanes - they're appropriate for some streets, but not all. Many implementations increase the danger at every intersection, which are the most dangerous spots,...
06-05-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,552
Posted By Viich

I'd recommend the basket type - I've actually got...

I'd recommend the basket type - I've actually got a cargo bin with bike adapters. I'm looking at a North Shore or Recon rack now, but that's now that my kids and I have started BMX racing. The...
04-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,664
Posted By Viich

It was said above, but I do want to chime in that...

It was said above, but I do want to chime in that BMX racing is actually quite safe - things can go wrong, but - a reasonable amount of protection is required, more than the minimum is the norm, and...
Forum: BMX
04-03-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,343
Posted By Viich

I'm about 6' (just barely over), and have a long...

I'm about 6' (just barely over), and have a long inseam for my height at about 33.5". I can run a pretty wide variety without any negative effect so far.

I run 170s for most of my riding - old...
Forum: BMX
03-29-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,780
Posted By Viich

My bike is a little bigger: ...

My bike is a little bigger:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/familybmxside1_1cea0d9def5a05be701d6f4beafa2897e1711e0b.jpg
Mine's an FMF from about 16 years ago, SE...
Forum: BMX
03-29-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,780
Posted By Viich

Sure - my boys & their bikes bikes are a little...

Sure - my boys & their bikes bikes are a little bigger than the OP's, they both ride Junior sizes, not minis -...
01-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,430
Posted By Viich

100%, as long as you're careful when buying...

100%, as long as you're careful when buying replacements to get a replacement and not an 'upgrade'.
7 speed freewheel still works great. I use it on my winter / rain commuter - best part is that...
12-21-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By Viich

This has no impact on the cassette - the spacing...

This has no impact on the cassette - the spacing and cog width are the same, just different Rd and shifter.
11-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By Viich

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had...

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had set up a bunch of different ways, currently 3sp Sturmey Archer. I bought it for $40 15 years ago, been my main commuter ever since. I found it at a bike...
10-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,447
Posted By Viich

I don't bother, just get wet.

I don't bother, just get wet.
Forum: BMX
09-05-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,146
Posted By Viich

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one...

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one thinks it's a midlife crisis because I haven't grown up yet ;)
08-29-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Viich

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://robertaxleproject.com/wind-trainer/
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Viich

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my...

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my head......lots of others.

I bought a kinlin xr31 build kit from bikehubstore. If I were to do it over again, I would get the off-center rear rim,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,009
Posted By Viich

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think...

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think there're a bunch of them out there. Even if most people using 3 speeds aren't doing drops, there's a solid enough market that there are downtube and bar...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,009
Posted By Viich

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36,...

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36, I got it already with the crappy black paint from eBay for $15 including shipping. Bought a cheap rim from Amazon, or 'Bezos' company' as you say,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,009
Posted By Viich

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190707_123226_70ca15af61da08b61f271f71e19c4e37511780c6.jpg

The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next tape job is likely...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,009
Posted By Viich

Just Sturmey'd my Bianchi

So, my main commuter is now a 3 speed. Got a downtube shifter for the 3 speed wheel I built up over the winter, and that's the solution to my second derailleur explosion on that bike....
Forum: BMX
07-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,993
Posted By Viich

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is...

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is disassembled at the moment, so no comparison to it, but I'm not sure it's much of a baseline for anything.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,496
Posted By Viich

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single...

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single speed with a rear rim brake, was for winter biking. Loved it. Just built a wheel with a Sturmey 3sp drum brake hub - haven't switched the brake to...
Forum: BMX
06-30-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,993
Posted By Viich

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my...

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my boys can ride. Really more about the TT length & ST angle than wheel size - same as Bike Friday, Brompton, and mini-velos - locate the bars, cranks,...
06-13-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,022
Posted By Viich

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a...

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a couple easy suggestions if you'relooking to buy a wheel or wheelset:

ProWheelBuilder.com signature wheel sets - relatively constrained choices to...
04-26-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,894
Posted By Viich

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7...

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7 & 8 speed are plenty durable. Chains get far more expensive as they get narrower (ie. more 'speeds') with $80+ 12 speed chains.
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