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11-28-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,372
Posted By subgrade

It still works like it did if you replace the...

It still works like it did if you replace the "mountain bike" with "XC mountain bike".
09-08-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,987
Posted By subgrade

You have repeatedly mentioned the Alps in this...

You have repeatedly mentioned the Alps in this thread which suggests it's been a long time since you looked at a map of Europe.
Not only one does not have to cross the Alps on the route from...
05-31-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 350,431
Posted By subgrade

Mounted Schwalbe G-One Terrabite TLE 28x2.00...

Mounted Schwalbe G-One Terrabite TLE 28x2.00 tires. Had them lying around since February when I got them for a discount price, since I wanted to try wider tires for off-road riding than my regular...
05-30-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,534
Posted By subgrade

That works well not only in cold weather. Sadly,...

That works well not only in cold weather. Sadly, living on the coast, this is an advice that I'm unable to use half of the time, as that would require me heading into the sea.
05-29-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,713
Views: 370,263
Posted By subgrade

Did my first metric century this year. Wasn't...

Did my first metric century this year. Wasn't bad, although the 36 km out of 101 on gravel took their toll on me, and had headwinds or crosswinds for more than a half of it. Still coming back after a...
03-02-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By subgrade

In my country the drunk driving laws apply also...

In my country the drunk driving laws apply also to riding bicycles (0.05% blood alcohol limit), yet the penalties are far less. Also getting caught riding a bike while over the limit does not result...
02-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,919
Posted By subgrade

I'm also tempted to say that the frame is the...

I'm also tempted to say that the frame is the crucial part. But then I thought about full suspension mountain bikes where the frame consists of several individual parts... is the front triangle or...
01-11-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,867
Posted By subgrade

It's quite the opposite where I live: I have at...

It's quite the opposite where I live: I have at least 400 m of gravel from my front door to the closest asphalt road, so I literally cannot have a ride without any gravel. There are at max a handful...
01-10-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,773
Posted By subgrade

I saw this video while ago which I feel is...

I saw this video while ago which I feel is relevant to the topic at hand. It's in dutch, but there is no problem understanding what's going on.
In short, 3 professional athletes from different...
10-22-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By subgrade

Like the posters before me pointed out, chain has...

Like the posters before me pointed out, chain has very little to do with water and dirt getting into rear wheel bearings; it comes mostly from the front tire. Chain can't throw anything up from the...
10-21-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By subgrade

True, some of the tricks in videos like The...

True, some of the tricks in videos like The Gymnasium he gets right on 200th take, then again the epic mountain videos like The Ridge in the OP, or the more recent The Slabs leave no room for error -...
10-21-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,030
Posted By subgrade

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From local classifieds. "Good condition, €100"

Funny enough, soon after I saw...
10-19-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By subgrade

How so? I see people riding even full-sus MTB's...

How so? I see people riding even full-sus MTB's and fatbikes on the street, and none of them has spontaneously combusted thus far.
08-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,370
Posted By subgrade

At birth.

At birth.
08-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,002
Posted By subgrade

What is this "coasting down after climbing the...

What is this "coasting down after climbing the hill" you all are talking about? Where I live, most of the hills are actually river valleys, thus all the climbs come after the descents.
08-11-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By subgrade

Good luck with death metal and similar genres...

Good luck with death metal and similar genres where the bass drums usually play 1/16 or 1/32 notes 😄
05-27-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By subgrade

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes...

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes naturally, in my experience. And sure, it makes sense to practice them before wheelies, but that's also the natural course of events - you'll almost...
04-23-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By subgrade

As long you're not pushing the limits, any...

As long you're not pushing the limits, any semi-slick type tire will do as long as you're at least halfway competent in bike handling.
04-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,564
Posted By subgrade

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated...

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated looking.
03-30-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,809
Posted By subgrade

2 mph less than last fall.

2 mph less than last fall.
03-28-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By subgrade

No, but it is difficult to believe you can...

No, but it is difficult to believe you can generate as much air pressure by squeezing a rubber bulb with your fingers as a pressurized container.
02-25-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By subgrade

You might try looking also for Shimano Alivio...

You might try looking also for Shimano Alivio M4000 or Deore M590 which are both 3x9 systems - some places seem to still carry them.
But if your problem is the thumb lever moving without doing...
02-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By subgrade

I too would be wary of a stranger who stares me...

I too would be wary of a stranger who stares me in the eyes and smiles for no perceptible reason. Pretty much no one up here does that.
02-19-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,261
Posted By subgrade

You probably won't notice much if any difference...

You probably won't notice much if any difference between one Deore series and another Deore series RD. However, the Deore M590 shifters will definitely make difference over the Acera ones - they will...
02-19-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,479
Posted By subgrade

Average ride distance is probably around the 20...

Average ride distance is probably around the 20 mile mark, as the daily commute is 12 mile roundtrip, but during the non-winter months I do one to two rides a week upwards of 40 miles. The yearly...
01-28-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,909
Posted By subgrade

I reckon the main issue might be grease/lube...

I reckon the main issue might be grease/lube thickening which can lead to drivetrain problems like stiff chain, freehub seizing up etc. Suspension could be affected too, and I have noticed an effect...
01-21-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,767
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure the wide range cassette with the...

Just make sure the wide range cassette with the 10T cog fits your freehub. I believe only SRAM XD and Shimano MicroSpline freehubs do this.

Regarding towing the sailboat, this video might contain...
01-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By subgrade

Have you checked the derailleur cable/housing?...

Have you checked the derailleur cable/housing? Your description of the problem sounds either like gunked up or frayed cable that doesn't move freely inside the housing or a bent derailleur hanger, or...
01-06-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By subgrade

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale...

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale behind having an expensive high quality headset (apart from feeling good about having expensive parts on your bike)? Headsets are such simple pieces of...
01-06-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,873
Posted By subgrade

Wait, are you saing you felt too drunk to ride...

Wait, are you saing you felt too drunk to ride bikes so you drove back home? :twitchy:
12-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,997
Posted By subgrade

OP, I B T L etc. are general messageboard...

OP, I B T L etc. are general messageboard abreviations, not specific to this one alone.

FIFY - fixed it for you (another general message board abbreviation; used when quoting someone and changing...
11-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,082
Posted By subgrade

One thing that hasn't been mentioned here, but...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned here, but was said in the video I linked to before, is that as your power outpot grows, so will your cadence. I can attest there is truth to that; although I don'...
11-25-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,082
Posted By subgrade

Regarding the optimal cadence, it varies wildly...

Regarding the optimal cadence, it varies wildly between individuals, there's no "one size fits all". What's more, there's even no single optimal cadence for any given individual.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,422
Posted By subgrade

In addition to what has been said before, if you...

In addition to what has been said before, if you are a newbie, you may need to just get used to being in the saddle - in the fit is right, the discomfort diminishes greatly after a few weeks of...
11-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,877
Posted By subgrade

I upgraded from square taper to HTII last spring....

I upgraded from square taper to HTII last spring. I think the crank had been sitting on the spindle for about a year and a half, two winters included, some 9000 km. It was a mega PITA to get the...
11-20-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,449
Posted By subgrade

This GMBN video suggests that bigger rotors...

This GMBN video suggests that bigger rotors deliver more stopping power, however, the experiment is not very precise, and the difference is within 10%. The numbers start after 3:30 in the video.
...
11-16-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,375
Posted By subgrade

I have had pedestrians complaining a couple times...

I have had pedestrians complaining a couple times when I was running a front light without a shaped beam, and I have myself looked frontally at my bike with that front light angled so that I get the...
11-13-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,956
Posted By subgrade

Some while ago I with some friends brought up the...

Some while ago I with some friends brought up the topic about which would be the most boring/pointless sport to watch in person. My version was rally raids, like the Dakar rally - the only place...
11-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By subgrade

I usually eat nothing on rides up to 2.5h, if...

I usually eat nothing on rides up to 2.5h, if I've eaten within an hour before the ride. On longer rides I try to eat something every hour or so. If you are going to do 1.5-2h rides and lose some...
11-10-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,375
Posted By subgrade

Define powerful. Also: long battery life,...

Define powerful. Also: long battery life, powerful, lightweight - pick 2, since the greater the capacity of the battery, the heavier it will be.
10-29-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,041
Posted By subgrade

Quite likely any bike headlight without shaped...

Quite likely any bike headlight without shaped beam and light output above 500lm. If they are not angled down, they look almost like high beam on cars or motorcycles, as most of the light will be...
10-28-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,915
Posted By subgrade

Sounds like the unpracticality and noisiness of...

Sounds like the unpracticality and noisiness of said fenders has influenced your perception of their looks. I agree, some of them are very ugly, some are not THAT bad. But the same goes for proper...
10-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,810
Posted By subgrade

I set my goal for this year at 7K km (4350...

I set my goal for this year at 7K km (4350 miles). I'm currently at 6425 km, so with 575 km left it looks good for meeting the goal if nothing unexpected happens. Not sure if my goal for next year...
10-26-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By subgrade

Or you could type three words into google...

Or you could type three words into google search... :foo:

hub dynamo charger...
10-18-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,943
Posted By subgrade

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this...

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this thread:

Riding FG makes you a better rider due to gearing whicb is sub-optimal in many cases: the same goes for SS (remember what was the topic...
10-18-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,758
Posted By subgrade

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins...

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins (refers to the thickness/density of the sidewall)
10-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,475
Posted By subgrade

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad. ...

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad.

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10-16-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,943
Posted By subgrade

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find...

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find this thread very interesting. Amusing even. I also want to know what are the benefits of riding fixed as opposed to SS, but apart from easier track...
10-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By subgrade

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway...

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway overpass; it's an old one, built in 1800s, with a cobbled carriageway, no bike lanes, so I usually take the paved sidewalk. It was early morning, the...
09-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,781
Posted By subgrade

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually...

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually exclusive - I see no need for any warning if there is enough room to pass safely. (Exception would be if there are other riders in front of the rider I'm...
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