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Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By sloppy12

around 40mm with fenders. maybe push it up to...

around 40mm with fenders. maybe push it up to 2.1" with out.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By sloppy12

pretty sure he has a wald 137 half basket.

pretty sure he has a wald 137 half basket.
05-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By sloppy12

Nope.. tell him send it to me and I will...

Nope.. tell him send it to me and I will dispose of it for him.
05-19-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By sloppy12

they make a bar end for advent X shifters.

they make a bar end for advent X shifters.
05-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By sloppy12

I would say take the bike to a good shop for a...

I would say take the bike to a good shop for a complete tune up. spend the rest on beer or something.

what you describe is a excellent "knock around" group set.
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,735
Posted By sloppy12

Apparently you have never heard of elevation,...

Apparently you have never heard of elevation, physics, or geography. the world is not flat or protected like most of those events. You cant stop the load on a steep downhill before running over your...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By sloppy12

make sure you have room for the 151 that basket...

make sure you have room for the 151 that basket is pretty deep... I think we use the 198 on most of the city bikes at the Coop they are pretty nice for tall items.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By sloppy12

axiom, topeak, wald, there's a bunch just google...

axiom, topeak, wald, there's a bunch just google quick release basket for bike.

Personally I would go wald 137 or 139 and just use a bag. the quick release baskets just wont hold enough weight for...
05-16-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By sloppy12

the will be fine A10.11 thats more than likely...

the will be fine A10.11 thats more than likely what you have now. its long wearing pad you dont sound to have stopping issues now and have gotten good service life.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,516
Posted By sloppy12

go to goodwill or whatever thrift store. they...

go to goodwill or whatever thrift store. they always have wool stuff super cheap. some of the heavier winter stuff is gonna be "ugly sweater" material but when its $2 who cares.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By sloppy12

I wouldn't even consider the CVT with 380% for a...

I wouldn't even consider the CVT with 380% for a hilly area and commuting. that bike will either end up being so slow its terrible or you will walk up hills.
05-04-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By sloppy12

I would go with the charge. they seem like...

I would go with the charge. they seem like pretty decent bikes I just gave one of the IGH versions away. For philly Biggest tires you can get and tubeless. the brakes will be OK those arent the...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By sloppy12

sounds like all marketing BS. I have a hard...

sounds like all marketing BS. I have a hard time even reading when I see stuff like "life span"...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,880
Posted By sloppy12

I dont stop just ride different bikes. the fat...

I dont stop just ride different bikes. the fat bike comes out on the days that cars can barely make it down the road..
05-02-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By sloppy12

A torque are keeps the axle from rotating in the...

A torque are keeps the axle from rotating in the drop out. On a aluminum frame use should absolutely use one.
04-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By sloppy12

For a conversion steel is usually recommended. ...

For a conversion steel is usually recommended. A bike built by a manufacturer from aluminum is engineered to have that extra load on the drop outs. For a mid drive steel or aluminum should both...
04-29-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By sloppy12

Q factor and crank length would be the first...

Q factor and crank length would be the first thing I would look at.

If its a qfactor thing it will probably just go away. Lots of fat bike people have some muscle issues when they switch back...
04-29-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By sloppy12

Aluminum frames make sure you get some pretty...

Aluminum frames make sure you get some pretty heavy duty torque arms. the ebikeling version comes with a decent torque arms. Personally I would avoid aluminum frames and direct drive motors, but...
04-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By sloppy12

the Schwinn might be a step thru. Not that it...

the Schwinn might be a step thru. Not that it changes things just use a rack style battery. just something to consider..
04-28-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,280
Posted By sloppy12

Just throwing this out there but you sound like...

Just throwing this out there but you sound like you ride a little on the aggressive side. if the brakes in question( as mentioned above) only move one pad just get used to it. If you upgrade make...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,735
Posted By sloppy12

My money would be the other way around.

My money would be the other way around.
04-26-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By sloppy12

Thats not what he will have. the treks had a...

Thats not what he will have. the treks had a spot on the drop out for a adapter to mount a brake. Its a OEM part.
04-22-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By sloppy12

seems fair.

seems fair.
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,735
Posted By sloppy12

Thats still not really a plan. at some point the...

Thats still not really a plan. at some point the electrical outlets that are "free" will dry up... Now its a 60 to 80lb bike plus gear and a "dead" body that the dogs will have to drag.

Lets be...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,735
Posted By sloppy12

Have you even ridden a bike with the dogs? ...

Have you even ridden a bike with the dogs? Generally people teach their dogs to run with them on a bike not to pull them... Its not really safe for a dog to pull you(like for you mostly) pulling a...
04-22-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By sloppy12

Yes they work. they generally are a huge PITA...

Yes they work. they generally are a huge PITA to install. Unless you are going to run stupid low pressure or are bombing rock gardens on a bike packing trip I dont feel like they are needed.
04-19-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By sloppy12

I kinda doubt it. we maintain a pretty large...

I kinda doubt it. we maintain a pretty large area and just drive it but its from a central spot. the things are pretty heavy and dont have great clearance.
04-19-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By sloppy12

They aren't really great for distance though. we...

They aren't really great for distance though. we have one for parking decks(pretty sure its actual design was for sidewalks). I dont think I would want to ride around a city in it to get to a path.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,849
Posted By sloppy12

Yeah and they use tubes and have no idea who...

Yeah and they use tubes and have no idea who randy hurts is.
04-19-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,690
Posted By sloppy12

Kinda surprised DARPA isnt throwing money at him.

Kinda surprised DARPA isnt throwing money at him.
Forum: Touring
04-19-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By sloppy12

I have the ibera trunk bag with expanding...

I have the ibera trunk bag with expanding panniers. Its fine, quality is good. only real downside I see is they are heavy. The racks are decent I haven't had any issues lots of miles on them. I...
04-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,143
Posted By sloppy12

I think I will bid $1 sight unseen.

I think I will bid $1 sight unseen.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By sloppy12

three miles each way? whats the down time? whats...

three miles each way? whats the down time? whats stress(physical or mental) level at work?

to answer questions. 10-20 miles each way, Not really, Harder in the winter but other than that its not a...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,349
Posted By sloppy12

do you own a old bike tire? because they...

do you own a old bike tire? because they mudflap fine.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By sloppy12

tube, pump, whatever tools. a lock if you need...

tube, pump, whatever tools. a lock if you need it. what ever you need for the weather.



take more food.
04-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By sloppy12

Both work... I like the spyre's better. the...

Both work... I like the spyre's better. the BB7's the plastic adjusty things break or fall off, and the stupid little convex washers dont hold up great to salt. BB7's are way easier to find used...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By sloppy12

You can use whatbars to compare handle bars. ...

You can use whatbars to compare handle bars. might be kinda helpful, probably not though since doesn't sound like you know what you will like at this point.
04-05-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,770
Posted By sloppy12

We ride with some horse people. They all seem...

We ride with some horse people. They all seem cool. You guys must be super fancy or something. When the horse thing has come up everyone just talks about horses and that they are cool, and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,963
Posted By sloppy12

No its easy. Yes you can without a issue do it...

No its easy. Yes you can without a issue do it in the dark and rain. Rain might actually make it just a tad easier to stick the plug in.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
Posted By sloppy12

depends on bike and on sit bones. usually...

depends on bike and on sit bones.

usually the the more upright the bike the wider the saddle you will want.

Generally I use the c/b19's and it seems to work for me.
03-30-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By sloppy12

I just fixed a bridgestone with a pretty similar...

I just fixed a bridgestone with a pretty similar issue. I drilled a relive hole and brazed a small plate on. seems fine.
03-30-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By sloppy12

Even if a bolt never broke. missing is still a...

Even if a bolt never broke. missing is still a thing. I just got a surly fork in all the barnacles are empty holes.
03-30-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 635
Posted By sloppy12

I would just give up and go friction.

I would just give up and go friction.
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By sloppy12

the have addition cable lock that is a add on. ...

the have addition cable lock that is a add on. so it would lock wheel to frame and cable to whatever.
03-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By sloppy12

so quick example and why I usually just buy in...

so quick example and why I usually just buy in bulk.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/M5-0-8-x-6-mm-Metric-Socket-Head-Cap-Screw-2-Pack-844738/204283613 2 screws 1.31 plus travel and gas.
...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By sloppy12

I should get a long flap. I want one. lol...

I should get a long flap. I want one. lol...
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By sloppy12

why couldnt you use a dutch style lock? like the...

why couldnt you use a dutch style lock? like the abus frame lock.
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,343
Posted By sloppy12

that's the "hipster" route now. lol tons of...

that's the "hipster" route now. lol tons of options for bags and some are IMO quite a bit better than carradice. A few of the locals use swift zeitgiest front and back and or a wald basket with a bag...
03-29-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By sloppy12

that's to clean to send off to college. lol..

that's to clean to send off to college. lol..
03-29-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,889
Posted By sloppy12

Of course they all have adjustable stems. just...

Of course they all have adjustable stems. just flip it over for even more slamming ability.
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