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09-20-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Viich

If we're going retrospective on this, I've since...

If we're going retrospective on this, I've since bought a 1UP rack with 2 add ons (to make 4 bikes). This rack is one of the best designed and constructed 'things' that I own.
Forum: BMX
09-17-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,668
Posted By Viich

BMX museum is probably the best site for the buy...

BMX museum is probably the best site for the buy & sell you're looking for.
Forum: BMX
08-31-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
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: 11
Views: 580
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
08-28-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Viich

I'm still not entirely sure, but I think we hit...

I'm still not entirely sure, but I think we hit bars - on the video it looks like my wheel turned, then my bike went out from under me into his bike. I didn't hit my pre-pull right, I was late and...
08-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Viich

Bikes are pretty simple. Just do it. Either buy a...

Bikes are pretty simple. Just do it. Either buy a tool set up front, or buy special tools as you need them if you already have automotive tools.
Forum: BMX
08-26-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Viich

Why not? From that point of view it isn't cutting...

Why not? From that point of view it isn't cutting anything off and is showing more of the track; and,
I obviously wasn't recording if I was riding.
08-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Viich

I swapped a Shimano Nexus 3 speed IGH into my...

I swapped a Shimano Nexus 3 speed IGH into my kids' 20" bike as an intro to gears - but my 8yo outgrew it when he was 7, last fall.

I've got both my kids (8 & 9) on 24" Specialized Hotrock Street...
08-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Viich

The hanging from the front wheel style hitch rack...

The hanging from the front wheel style hitch rack come in 6 bike size. (North Shore Rack, Recon Rack are the two I know off the top of my head, there are some others in that style)
...
Forum: BMX
08-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
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
08-25-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Viich

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by 'wheeling'. ...

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by 'wheeling'.

SE Bikes make great BMX, and some 'big wheel' 26" and fat tire BMX crosses that are kind of interesting. Buy a bike to do the riding you want. If...
Forum: BMX
08-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
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...
Forum: BMX
08-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By Viich

Race BMX world sells seat post extensions used...

Race BMX world sells seat post extensions used for 'warm down' sitting down spinning between heats, usually on rollers. Would probably work for your purposes.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,507
Posted By Viich

My commuter bike: ...

My commuter bike:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190707_123226_70ca15af61da08b61f271f71e19c4e37511780c6.jpg
The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next...
08-14-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
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,...
08-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Viich

I lean one leg into the top tube. Damps it...

I lean one leg into the top tube. Damps it enough. I ride a noodely old hi-ten steel bike, it can happen around 45-50km/hr on that bike.
08-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Viich

Is he steering by moving the handlebars instead...

Is he steering by moving the handlebars instead of leaning? Common for kids to have not made that switch yet as they move from 'I can ride on two wheels' to 'I'm a daredevil', and will look like...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,417
Posted By Viich

DeVinci builds their aluminum bikes in Canada. ...

DeVinci builds their aluminum bikes in Canada.

Looks like DeVinci Cartier Nexus might be what you're looking for.
07-21-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By Viich

I'd agree normally - but here the used market...

I'd agree normally - but here the used market prices are completely wacky. Used bikes of this ilk are going for the same as new.

The Al Comp looks fine, honestly. Get a few tools if you don't have...
07-21-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By Viich

I don't have this. Yet. ...

I don't have this. Yet.
https://www.1up-usa.com/product/rack-stash/
07-20-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By Viich

I have a hitch basket with 4 bike holders. It...

I have a hitch basket with 4 bike holders. It works, but is a little bit of a kludge.

My wife saw the 1Up racks in a video we watched with the kids (Syd & Macky - they're pro Mtn Bikers with a...
07-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
Posted By Viich

I'm in FAR better road cycling shape. I haven't...

I'm in FAR better road cycling shape. I haven't played any soccer. I haven't done any bike commuting, but I have been doing a lot more focused training on the bike.

I started Zwift in earnest in...
07-20-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Viich

I've ridden the Dew - I actually rented it for a...

I've ridden the Dew - I actually rented it for a weekend on a business trip, and rode it 25km to the next city to thrash it on the pump track all day, then rode back. Went through some mild rock...
07-20-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,749
Posted By Viich

Based on the pace you gave, you were out for...

Based on the pace you gave, you were out for about 3 hours - that's great, and will help you. It might not help you tomorrow, but it will help you.

I still say try to get in some short and easy...
Forum: BMX
07-20-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Viich

Just got a new frame for my son's next race bike.

Yess frame, not sure on the brand bars, but painted together to match. Very nice, extremely light. Expert size (19.5" top tube, 21.5" top head tube to bottom bracket) so I have a little time before...
07-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Viich

my hitch rack only goes on when I use it. It's...

my hitch rack only goes on when I use it. It's actually far quicker to install that the trunk-style I used before. I don't see this as a differentiator for hitch racks.
07-17-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Viich

There are still loads of bikes being sold with...

There are still loads of bikes being sold with 26" wheels. Not as many as when it was the MTB standard size, but more than enough for continued industry support. 7 speed cassettes and 27x 1-3/8 tires...
07-15-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,336
Posted By Viich

I'd not recommend the 451 switch - not a lot of...

I'd not recommend the 451 switch - not a lot of benefit to it. There are BMX racing tires in 201.5 now, not much heavier than the narrowest 451 tires, and you're likely to have to custom build the...
07-09-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By Viich

Training Peaks, Zwift, and Elevate are tied.

Training Peaks, Zwift, and Elevate are tied.
07-09-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,749
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...
07-05-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,336
Posted By Viich

Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: BMX
07-02-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Viich

I still haven't figured out where the race crowd...

I still haven't figured out where the race crowd is..... there're some nice guys on BMX Museum, but it's pretty sparse. Maybe it's just this year, where much of North America has no/little racing.
06-22-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Viich

Box Components Buzz freewheels...

Box Components Buzz freewheels (https://www.boxcomponents.com/buzz-freewheel) are really good as well. Can be hard to get in Canada - I've got one on my son's bike. Probably being replaced with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,481
Posted By Viich

Rule 71. https://www.velominati.com/ Not...

Rule 71. https://www.velominati.com/

Not that I'm normally into that stuff, most of it's mostly nonsense. But - don't worry about anyone you're not riding with. Achieve the goal you set out for...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,034
Posted By Viich

?? This isn't a suffering competition, there's no...

?? This isn't a suffering competition, there's no reason not to be comfortable.. My B17 was fine out of the box, or at least after a little bit of messing around with it on the trainer, and is now...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,954
Posted By Viich

Emmang - you may end up needing to swap tires out...

Emmang - you may end up needing to swap tires out to get a little comfort. The specs you posted included 'airless' tires, which are likely solid foam - they won't absorb shock or vibration as well as...
06-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,110
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: 3,337
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: 16
Views: 1,427
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...
06-05-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By Viich

Supercross BMX Balance Bike...

Supercross BMX Balance Bike (https://www.supercrossbmx.com/products/supercross-bmx-bmx-balance-bike) - they look terrific. Actually, the DK Nano, Strider, all kinds of them are really good. Just look...
05-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,230
Posted By Viich

You've got it - less W, faster rolling tire. But,...

You've got it - less W, faster rolling tire. But, he's testing purely rolling resistance. There's also a suspension component, where tire deflection when you hit a bump stops the bike & rider from...
05-29-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,230
Posted By Viich

BicycleRollingResistance.com results seem to...

BicycleRollingResistance.com results seem to indicate that wider is better as far as rolling resistance at the same pressure, that at the 15% drop value narrower was slightly better, and it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,083
Posted By Viich

So, I was a little miffed at first, but now...

So, I was a little miffed at first, but now realize that it doesn't affect anything that I do. I only signed up for Strava because my city bought the Strava data to use for cycling infrastructure...
04-27-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Viich

Cleary are great - no reason that a steel frame...

Cleary are great - no reason that a steel frame should be a negative.

I'm not sure about the difference in the Cannondale models, but my niece and nephew have them, and they're great bikes. My...
04-26-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Viich

Also, have you tried a local bike shop? Ours are...

Also, have you tried a local bike shop? Ours are considered essential business, and replacing a couple spokes shouldn't be too dear.
04-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Viich

You could try something like the buy and sell...

You could try something like the buy and sell here or Pinkbike - both are far higher quality. Higher price, and often shipping, but if you're looking for something decent you might have to.

Also,...
04-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,250
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...
04-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,569
Posted By Viich

Hmmm..... I guess I have 5 now. In...

Hmmm..... I guess I have 5 now.


In chronological order of aquisition:

88 Bianchi Strada - currently commuter, drop bars with Sturmey Archer 3 speed (downtube shifter)
93 Giant Innova - was a...
04-26-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Viich

Shimano 5500 didn't use the goofy non-standard...

Shimano 5500 didn't use the goofy non-standard bolt circle yet. You should be able to use an FSA or other chainring, either 130BCD or 110BCD depending on what you have.
04-26-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Viich

Why not just replace the spokes if you think the...

Why not just replace the spokes if you think the replacement wheel is lower quality? It's a pretty simple job - most complicated part is to remove the cassette or freewheel if it's a drive side rear...
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