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07-13-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,530
Posted By alo

I have already had a topic about my seat. I have...

I have already had a topic about my seat. I have a large seat, which I bought not long after buying the bike. The covering is split. When I sit on it, it goes down, and the split closes, pinching the...
07-13-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,530
Posted By alo

I hope you get a lot of pleasure out of being...

I hope you get a lot of pleasure out of being insulting.

You know a tiny bit about me from the little information I have shared on this forum.

Other than that, You don't know anything about me,...
07-09-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By alo

Measure across as many links as you can, and...

Measure across as many links as you can, and divide it by the number of links. See if it is a standard sized chain.

Another option would be to hold another chain against it, and see if the links...
07-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By alo

Some super glue sets rigid, and I would not use...

Some super glue sets rigid, and I would not use if for a tire. It appears that the one pictured remains flexible. I would use it.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-07-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,285
Posted By alo

I prefer steel. There is a possibility that at...

I prefer steel. There is a possibility that at some time in the future I might break a frame. I am heavy, and ride on a lot of rough tracks. I am confident that steel can be welded together again....
07-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By alo

I have a helmet I bought in S E Asia several...

I have a helmet I bought in S E Asia several years ago, with mounting brackets for a camera and lights. I don't know where you could get one, and I don't know if you would want one. The brackets are...
07-06-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,867
Posted By alo

It seems you didn't read what I actually said. I...

It seems you didn't read what I actually said. I have never heard an Australian say "nature break." Most use words not polite enough to write on this forum. The few that I have heard trying to be...
07-06-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By alo

It gets down to how much you understand...

It gets down to how much you understand electrical circuits yourself. If you know what you are doing, you can get information about that particular bike, and check it out yourself. If you have no...
07-06-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,867
Posted By alo

I almost stepped on a snake.

I cycle a lot on tracks in farming areas. I walked behind some trees for a call of nature, or in American, a bathroom break. There was a snake under some leaves, and I stepped just a few inches from...
07-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,302
Posted By alo

It seems Americans pay more for bicycles than...

It seems Americans pay more for bicycles than people in most parts of the world. Part of this is due to a large proportion of Americans wanting the latest high tech bikes. I am not saying it doesn't...
07-04-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By alo

If you search on alibaba, you can often find them...

If you search on alibaba, you can often find them cheap.

With the ones shown below you can buy ten for $13.50 plus shipping, that's $1.35 each. With shipping, it might be under $2.50 each, check...
07-02-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By alo

I do get a lot of attention, but not because of...

I do get a lot of attention, but not because of the mudguards. Most people in villages here have never seen a fat bike, so they want to look at it. Although more and more locals are buying fat bikes,...
07-02-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By alo

You need to connect them parallel. I don't know...

You need to connect them parallel. I don't know what battery connectors you have, so I can't say which wires that is on your bike.

If they are connected parallel, they can both charge at the same...
07-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By alo

It sounds like a spacer is missing.

It sounds like a spacer is missing.
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By alo

Think about an electric bike, so you don't need...

Think about an electric bike, so you don't need to over exert yourself.
07-01-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By alo

Fenders/Mudguards from plastic drink bottles

Where I ride, I need fenders/mudguards, but decent ones are not for sale for my bike. So I used the mudguards which came with the bike, and extended them with plastic drink bottles. These bottles are...
06-29-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,312
Posted By alo

Put a few rocks in your pocket to throw at them.

Put a few rocks in your pocket to throw at them.
06-28-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By alo

Yes. I use it. I ride a fat bike. When you...

Yes. I use it. I ride a fat bike.

When you do get a large puncture which the sealant wont seal, you take the tube out to patch it, and the other holes may start leaking. So you may patch several...
06-27-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,861
Posted By alo

Why We Should STOP Our Obsession With Bike Weight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDzMrbJTK-U
06-26-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By alo

Do you have a screenshot of the description, with...

Do you have a screenshot of the description, with a list of which items are included?
06-25-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By alo

Australia has strong consumer laws. Ebay has to...

Australia has strong consumer laws. Ebay has to comply with them too. I think a lot less gets resolved in other countries.

Slightly unrelated. A couple of years ago I went to an Australian website...
06-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By alo

Chinese don't care. If they get your money, they...

Chinese don't care. If they get your money, they think they are clever.

You need a screenshot of the description. You might get one item of the kit. The description should list which items are...
06-25-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By alo

I would have screenshots of the pictures and...

I would have screenshots of the pictures and description of what you bought.

Some scams involve changing the description on the website after your purchase, and not sending what was described at...
06-20-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By alo

Most likely anything people on the internet say...

Most likely anything people on the internet say wont make much difference.

You need to put in the effort yourself.
06-18-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By alo

People fitting tires to cars and trucks use water...

People fitting tires to cars and trucks use water with detergent in it, so it slides easier.
06-16-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,049
Posted By alo

What do you do about it? A lot of people...

What do you do about it?

A lot of people already have a good knowledge of how to fix bikes. I would encourage those who don't to learn. Then you don't have to rely on others.

In the future we...
06-14-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By alo

It is interesting, you say you are doing this to...

It is interesting, you say you are doing this to reduce the weight of the bike. Most likely a heavier bike is stronger. I like strong bikes. I would keep it that way.
06-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By alo

The downside with this installation is, you will...

The downside with this installation is, you will have to remove the derailleur every time you remove the back wheel. You may or may not be concerned about that.

You could weld a hanger to the...
06-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By alo

It is shown in the first video. But it would be...

It is shown in the first video. But it would be ideal to get one the other way around, because your dropout is the other way around.
06-14-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By alo

There is a girl here with a bike and no money....

There is a girl here with a bike and no money. The shifter for the front derailleur is broken. The cable for the rear derailleur is broken. The chain was continually rubbing on the front derailleur,...
06-14-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By alo

It is easy to get a derailleur which bolts to the...

It is easy to get a derailleur which bolts to the end of the axle. However, the derailleur would come off every time you remove the wheel. This may or may not be of concern to you.

The challenge...
06-14-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,168
Posted By alo

A lot of people let themselves get unfit. Then...

A lot of people let themselves get unfit. Then the advice is, don''t overdo it. A better approach is to maintain a decent level of fitness as you get older.
06-13-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By alo

Like others have said, it is theoretically...

Like others have said, it is theoretically possible, but there is probably so much involved, that it is not worth it.

It would be easier to buy a bike with one on it already.
06-12-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,373
Posted By alo

In S E Asia there are plenty of bikes and parts...

In S E Asia there are plenty of bikes and parts for sale. The shortage in the US seems to be caused by inability to ship things to the US fast enough. There is no shortage here.

Where I am in a...
06-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By alo

Motorcycle mirrors on my bicycle, part 2

A while ago I bought a pair of imitation Honda motorcycle mirrors for US 90 cents, and fitted them to my bicycle. The aim was to see how I felt about them after using them for some time.

My...
06-09-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,198
Posted By alo

In my case it didn't. There were no pins sticking...

In my case it didn't. There were no pins sticking out. It was the leading edge of a link.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,032
Posted By alo

It is a novelty. In some places there are a lot...

It is a novelty. In some places there are a lot of poor people. Somebody starts up a company making bamboo bikes. People buy them because they are supporting a company which employs poor people....
Forum: Foo
06-06-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By alo

I run Linux with Firefox. Linux is superior...

I run Linux with Firefox.

Linux is superior to Windows in more ways than I have time to list.
06-06-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By alo

Not all tubeless tire and rim combinations are...

Not all tubeless tire and rim combinations are the same. Some are not too difficult. Some are nearly impossible.

If you have a narrow rim, and add a tube into the process. With a tire that is very...
06-01-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By alo

In summer in Australia, when it is hot in the...

In summer in Australia, when it is hot in the house, I often go out at night.

In S E Asia, there are too many potholes and dangerous places on roads. You need daylight to see them. You would come...
05-31-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,427
Posted By alo

I don't know what your diet is like, but having a...

I don't know what your diet is like, but having a healthy diet is important for maintaining a healthy body as you get older. Have plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Drink water and healthy...
05-31-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,320
Posted By alo

Always drink plenty. I drink some water, and some...

Always drink plenty. I drink some water, and some healthier type drinks which contain calories.

I sometimes rest in the shade to cool off before continuing. Cold drinks also help to keep you cool....
05-30-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,910
Posted By alo

You obviously didn't read my previous response to...

You obviously didn't read my previous response to this.
05-30-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By alo

Do you chase clouds?

When I am out cycling, and it is very hot, I sometimes sit at a shop, or under a tree, and wait for clouds before going further. When there are large clouds, this can be beneficial for not getting as...
05-28-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,540
Posted By alo

Another idea is to get it inspected at a...

Another idea is to get it inspected at a different shop. If it is damaged, you can pursue the rider of the motorcycle. If they say it is not damaged, you shouldn't lose your warranty.
05-28-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,910
Posted By alo

I am not concerned about what others think. If I...

I am not concerned about what others think. If I do something sensible, and others don't understand, do you think I care?

I have ridden rusty bikes. Some think they look stupid. In reality they...
05-25-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,910
Posted By alo

Here is one bike where I have raised the...

Here is one bike where I have raised the handlebars, and left allowance to raise them even further if I replace the cables.
...
05-19-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,470
Posted By alo

I agree. You need medical professionals to tell...

I agree. You need medical professionals to tell you. We don't know how severe your injury is. Then if you experience pain, take it as a warning sign.
05-19-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By alo

I ride a fat bike, and continue to use the same...

I ride a fat bike, and continue to use the same pressure, so the tires give less, and there is less rolling resistance.

Many people who have known me for some time have noticed my weight loss and...
05-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By alo

I am hoping to lose more. It is challenging.

I am hoping to lose more. It is challenging.
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