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05-04-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,447
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 Add bike flipping to have more flexibility...

+1
Add bike flipping to have more flexibility during low customer demand like winter.
You really only need to invest in tools, usables and common parts. If it fails, the worst outcome is you have...
05-04-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't forget the ear-lobes. The helmet doesn't...

Don't forget the ear-lobes. The helmet doesn't cover them and they are high up, so more often in the sun than arms that also move around. Many cyclists that had ear skin cancer and the ear lobe...
05-03-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By HerrKaLeun

True the rotors. Then adjust as suggested above.

True the rotors. Then adjust as suggested above.
05-03-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Read what you wrote. You claimed SPF 30 protects...

Read what you wrote. You claimed SPF 30 protects for 30 minutes.

It protects 30 times of whatever the normal time is. If a normal time is 10 minutes (depends on your skin, clouds, altitude etc) it...
05-03-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,147
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Knows already everything - except how to mount a...

Knows already everything - except how to mount a tire.

Just grind it off and glue tubular tires on.
05-03-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It is not the number of minutes. It is a factor...

It is not the number of minutes. It is a factor of time that would be safe without protection....
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,691
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Sticks would be more likely to jam the wheel....

Sticks would be more likely to jam the wheel. Rule of thumb to have 20mm clearance between tire and fender.

I like above Sheldon idea to increase clearance from rear to front. But the fender stays...
05-03-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I would focus on some food grade grease or oil...

I would focus on some food grade grease or oil and not add toxic oils to my skin like motor oil. I assume when your skin is dry, it will soak in even more of what you put on.

Hand creme works. I...
05-03-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,067
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Weight only helps uphill or accelerating. Get a...

Weight only helps uphill or accelerating. Get a fatbike with aggressive tires and you pedal constantly, even on sections you usually coast. Even better, use cheap aggressive tires for more...
04-23-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,148
Posted By HerrKaLeun

13 months in and people start to notice...

13 months in and people start to notice shortages.....
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By HerrKaLeun

what device? I noticed older phones had...

what device?

I noticed older phones had terrible GPS accuracy in any sort of difficult terrain (mountains, forest etc.). Sometimes it would place me a few ft next to a path i was on, sometimes...
04-20-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Look at you age, then how many years you have...

Look at you age, then how many years you have left, then how many times you use those tools before you die = get the best tools available. Otherwise you will curse every time you use them.

i...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-14-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Start out with what manufacturer recommends. You...

Start out with what manufacturer recommends. You probably will be an L. Don't get a too small or large bike! Modern bikes have more reach to make up for shorter stems.

Standover isn't used for...
04-12-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,865
Posted By HerrKaLeun

and it is right in the name....MOUNTAIN riding...

and it is right in the name....MOUNTAIN riding requires a bike that is good for climbing and descending technical trails.

A bike actually good for MTB, will suck if used for the road/bike path.
...
04-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,865
Posted By HerrKaLeun

this post is in the MTB section. So if this bike...

this post is in the MTB section. So if this bike is NOT for MTB use, then it should be posted in a different section of the forum.
My advice or opinion is based on the assumption this is the MTB...
04-11-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,865
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Depends on if you can live with the old geometry....

Depends on if you can live with the old geometry. Even the younger used bike can have outdated geometry (outdated for its time)

Geometry and fit is everything and can't be upgraded.
04-01-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I don't think we are in disagreement. If you have...

I don't think we are in disagreement. If you have an old bike and it works and serviceable - just ride. Don't fix what isn't broken.

I admit I bought a QR straight steerer bike last year - a 24"...
04-01-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I ride my fatbike in deep snow. But this spring...

I ride my fatbike in deep snow. But this spring using my hybrid bike I could use the tallest gear a few times, which I never used last year. It was nice to ride on the path with all the people that...
04-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Going up a hill with a lighter bike should be the...

Going up a hill with a lighter bike should be the exact same effort as with a heavier bike. Only difference, the lighter bike will be a bit faster at given effort. Sot he training effect (growing...
03-31-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You said you are training. So do you want to...

You said you are training. So do you want to train less with a lighter bike?
Do you also buy light weight dumbbells?
I heard they make CF dumbbells now....
03-31-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Some of those low end LBS bikes still come with...

Some of those low end LBS bikes still come with freewheels and straight steerer. that basically makes any upgrades moot. They literally are not better than the better Walmart bikes. Note that Walmart...
03-31-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Assuming someone who hires a frame builder...

Assuming someone who hires a frame builder doesn't want a low-end bike... please don't sell anyone on using QR hubs in this day and age.

Those cheap (cheap for Trek to build, not cheap for the...
03-30-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By HerrKaLeun

touring often uses dropbars, but need low...

touring often uses dropbars, but need low gearing.

Nowadays both use TA and disc brakes. Some exceptions exist, but they get fewer. The only reason to use an old standard is if you already have...
03-30-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By HerrKaLeun

For no engineering reasons manufacturers make...

For no engineering reasons manufacturers make road and MTB stuff incompatible on various levels. There are way around it in some cases. But for a flat bar bike it is best to stay with MTB side of...
03-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What about TA is complicated? The only...

What about TA is complicated? The only complication i see is insisting on using an outdated standard on a new bike.
03-27-21, 12:17 AM
03-26-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Just so you don't kill yourself... I didn't add a...

Just so you don't kill yourself... I didn't add a spacer. I just swapped the cone nuts since the one on the rotor side was narrower (which like in your picture brought the rotor closer to the tap)....
03-26-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By HerrKaLeun

It could be just a weird fork design, but you...

It could be just a weird fork design, but you should read my above post because it looks exactly like what my problem was.
03-25-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,933
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you are so sure a decent bike could be sold...

If you are so sure a decent bike could be sold (consumer price) for $250.... I like to see how you actually do that in the real world and not just in an internet discussion. unless your definition of...
03-24-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,933
Posted By HerrKaLeun

How much did a bike cost in 1920? Probably a...

How much did a bike cost in 1920? Probably a worker's monthly wages or more and that was a heavy single speed bike. For a monthly wage, even at minimum wage, you can buy a decent commuter bike...
03-24-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Make sure you have life insurance so your family...

Make sure you have life insurance so your family is cared for.....

I had a recent issue with the rotor hitting the brake mount occasionally when I shifted weight to NDS. I assumed for some...
03-23-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Defective. Return. Even if 2 gallons of sealant...

Defective. Return. Even if 2 gallons of sealant will make them airtight, I bet they will weep sealant.

A good tire and rim combo and tape should hold at least most of the air for 24 hours without...
03-19-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,674
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I'm sure there are also actual bike (Native...

I'm sure there are also actual bike (Native Shrader and Presta) chucks that can be fitted to the quick-connects of air compressors (the the connectors the nailers and other air tools use). I actually...
03-19-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,674
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Before I had a floor pump, I used my compressor...

Before I had a floor pump, I used my compressor and that only has the shrader chuck. So i learned to hate those adapters :-) I assume there are chucks that do Shrader and Presta. But iIimagine if I'm...
03-18-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,674
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Both work and all good pumps do both. Both won't...

Both work and all good pumps do both. Both won't work well with inferior equipment.

I prefer Shrader and did all my tubeless Shrader. Shrader works to 500 psi in refrigeration. Those Presta...
03-17-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you are present when they load the truck, you...

If you are present when they load the truck, you can make sure they are stored safely. They have insurance if THEY break something. So be sure they can't blame yo for them breaking it. Not sure how...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-12-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By HerrKaLeun

2021? Should that be warranty? I'd contact BD. ...

2021? Should that be warranty? I'd contact BD.

If that is square taper, any square taper crank of that length will work.
03-12-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I had to google what that is...... You can put it...

I had to google what that is...... You can put it up for sale complete for a price you like and see how it goes before parting out.
03-08-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 OP: send me $100 and I will say I...

+1

OP: send me $100 and I will say I installed ceramic bearings in your bike. You never notice the difference. And if you notice, it is placebo. So we both will be happy.

The alignment, size...
03-06-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By HerrKaLeun

The grease will cause more drag than you save....

The grease will cause more drag than you save. Not even talking about real-world dirt.
02-26-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think I could take it a bit more serious if he...

I think I could take it a bit more serious if he wouldn't call the saddle a "seat".

Although I only ride flat bar bikes, is till found it interesting.
02-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I always would prioritize the frame. 99% of the...

I always would prioritize the frame. 99% of the enjoyment comes from good fit and geometry. All the high end shifting nowadays (mechanical or electronic) are pretty good and none will ruin your ride...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Reasonable people could argue for either. I had...

Reasonable people could argue for either. I had to make the same choice and decided on i9. By same price I assume you accounted for the 54 PoE ratchet for the DT?
My reasoning was:
- I would hate...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,747
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need...

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need to do some extended riding to find out if it bothers you. So a parking lot demo with an LBS won't tell the whole story.

if you are OK with a...
02-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,626
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 /thread

+1
/thread
02-14-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,666
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't like modern stuff? Cool, just buy old stuff...

Don't like modern stuff? Cool, just buy old stuff then. There will be years of supply for rim brakes. Heck, you still can buy 27" tires.

No need to start a thread on this evil modern electronic...
02-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,309
Posted By HerrKaLeun

A separate room in the garage makes the garage...

A separate room in the garage makes the garage less flexible. And in real life you get fed up locking it all the time. You probably don't lock it the day someone breaks in.
02-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,309
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Generously plan width and length for all bikes,...

Generously plan width and length for all bikes, tools, benches, cars, stands..... then add 5 feet to each side.
02-11-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,530
Posted By HerrKaLeun

+1 There is no engineering challenge here....

+1

There is no engineering challenge here. You don't need to posses black magic to build a quality product. it is an accounting challenge... Bearings last forever in all kind of application under...
02-11-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,530
Posted By HerrKaLeun

They would have to use more expensive tooling and...

They would have to use more expensive tooling and maintain it better. and they would have to measure every frame and reject the ones that don't meet criteria. and if the design tends itself to less...
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