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09-22-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 698
Posted By Herzlos

I suspect most of the scooters being sold are...

I suspect most of the scooters being sold are illegal for public use. We don't allow them at all in the UK, yet you can still buy them and they are everywhere.
09-20-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By Herzlos

But the author needs to get money to pay for the...

But the author needs to get money to pay for the work somehow. If you don't want to give them $$, then you need to give them something else like advertising revenue. I assume Stravas business model...
09-13-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
Posted By Herzlos

Not really, the workout is based on how hard your...

Not really, the workout is based on how hard your legs are working, not what the bike is doing. Sure, for a given hill at a given speed an e-bike will need less watts to get up it compared to an...
09-13-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Herzlos

2 mile round trip makes it pretty easy. If...

2 mile round trip makes it pretty easy.

If the 2 miles is pretty flat, then get a hybrid bike, like this: Save Up to 60% Off Bikes *ALL BIKES FREE SHIP 48US Gravity Dutch Express X4 Hybrid, City,...
09-12-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
Posted By Herzlos

I'll be honest, if I could afford a nice electric...

I'll be honest, if I could afford a nice electric road bike I would get one. Not necessarily because I need it all the time, but it'd let me push a bit further knowing that if I run out of energy and...
09-12-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
Posted By Herzlos

Is it? Stationary bikes in the gym are for...

Is it? Stationary bikes in the gym are for exercise, I always thought the point of group rides was socializing.
09-12-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,238
Posted By Herzlos

Not everyone has the same goals from riding, and...

Not everyone has the same goals from riding, and I expect that particularly off road lots of people would love the idea of going trail/mountain biking without having to pedal so hard. Sales must be...
09-09-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,287
Posted By Herzlos

Yeah, that touring bike was bad advice on my...

Yeah, that touring bike was bad advice on my part; I'd misread it and thought they needed to take loads of stuff.

If they've already got a boardman team cx then the best thing to do is probably...
09-05-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 361
Posted By Herzlos

It was fine. I've heard about problems with...

It was fine. I've heard about problems with wearing the tire flat in the middle from the roller but you'd need to be doing a lot of miles on it. I was just using the tire that was on the bike for...
09-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Herzlos

I wouldn't worry about it then, you're probably...

I wouldn't worry about it then, you're probably more likely to get your bike stolen whilst putting the rack back together. If you can get the bike in the car in an emergency, then worst case is you...
09-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
Posted By Herzlos

The Varia, when connected to a head unit, will...

The Varia, when connected to a head unit, will give you a notification that something is approaching *without you having to look away from the cockpit*, and will give you an indication of approach...
09-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By Herzlos

Some of those reviews are fishy. Someone who's...

Some of those reviews are fishy. Someone who's been working on bikes for 62 years and didn't know that you could get directional tires?
It's also worth noting that people don't usually post reviews...
08-31-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By Herzlos

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing...

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing light, or bright socks
08-30-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
Posted By Herzlos

Presumably due to the pandemic? Over in the UK...

Presumably due to the pandemic?
Over in the UK the demand for anything that could be turned into an RV went through the roof, and even 20+ year old conversions that were long overdue scrapping were...
08-30-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,173
Posted By Herzlos

Laziness. I think we found that even just asking...

Laziness. I think we found that even just asking people if they need a bag instead of automatically bagging everything cut the waste down drastically.
I always hated seeing people in shopping...
08-29-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,141
Posted By Herzlos

To be fair, there's a significant difference in...

To be fair, there's a significant difference in quality, durability, wicking and comfort between a $20 and a $100 jersey. I'm just not sure that difference really matters to most people, but my $20...
08-29-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Herzlos

I use a pair of car axle stands (these ones:...

I use a pair of car axle stands (these ones: https://www.halfords.com/tools/garage-workshop/axle-stands-trolley-jacks/halfords-2-tonne-axle-stands-657115.html) for the rear axle, pretty much any will...
08-26-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,173
Posted By Herzlos

If you're only talking about $30 of groceries,...

If you're only talking about $30 of groceries, why won't it go in the panniers and a backpack? That's always worked for me.
08-26-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,173
Posted By Herzlos

It sounds like you need to reassess... something....

It sounds like you need to reassess... something.

You're filling rear panniers, a trailer, have a 5 gallon bucket on one drop, and are looking to somehow attach 10 bags to your torso? That's just...
08-18-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By Herzlos

My bad, I thought I'd picked the mens version but...

My bad, I thought I'd picked the mens version but I only have high-school German from 20 years ago so foolishly though Herren was womens. That'll teach me to be a smart-ass and link you to the German...
08-15-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By Herzlos

I suspect that if I need to get a special 46 to...

I suspect that if I need to get a special 46 to fit the 30 that it won't fit on the 48, so I've attempted to cancel the order. If it turns up anyway I'll try and fit it to see what happens.

I...
08-15-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Herzlos

Flats are a total PITA to fix at the road side,...

Flats are a total PITA to fix at the road side, so I'd change tires early to avoid it assuming I haven't gone for a reinforced tire or tubeless.

I'd certainly be willing to have the bike serviced...
08-12-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By Herzlos

I've ordered a Shimano HG50 11-36 10 speed...

I've ordered a Shimano HG50 11-36 10 speed cassette (Deore) which should be a drop-in replacement and making my lowest gear about 5% easier which will be significant when I'm slogging up hills!


...
08-10-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,586
Posted By Herzlos

How much does your full suspension bike bounce...

How much does your full suspension bike bounce when you pedal? That bounce is wasted energy that could have been used to propel you forwards on a rigid bike. Your suspension units are easily 1kg...
07-28-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,121
Posted By Herzlos

I thought that consumables were just...

I thought that consumables were just wear-and-tear type stuff - stuff you'd eventually need to replace just through use rather than defect or damage.

So any bearings, springs and friction parts.
...
07-27-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,095
Posted By Herzlos

Why? I assume most riders don't ride any...

Why? I assume most riders don't ride any differently in a group to when they are on their own, except they might go a bit faster/further in a group. Unless you're in a peloton conserving energy in a...
07-26-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,095
Posted By Herzlos

There's definitely an obesity problem in the...

There's definitely an obesity problem in the West, but to think that even part of the problem is because bikes are too comfortable is bonkers. Comfortable bikes are actually part of the solution,...
07-21-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,095
Posted By Herzlos

I especially love the idea that bike shops are...

I especially love the idea that bike shops are selling people bikes they don't want, as some kind of business model. Because we all know unhappy customers come back and spend the most, right?

Also...
07-14-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,484
Posted By Herzlos

Why? For a cheap steel bike 28lbs isn't actually...

Why? For a cheap steel bike 28lbs isn't actually that bad. My wifes' city bike was 38lbs.

My lightweight alloy $1200 road bike is 23lbs, and I don't think you really get much lower than that...
07-12-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,442
Posted By Herzlos

I'm largely stretching to find a reason why more...

I'm largely stretching to find a reason why more gears can be bad; I agree you just need to shift more.

I've only had the shifting problem recently on a new 11 speed bike, where there's a fast...
07-07-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,095
Posted By Herzlos

Ignoring the teeth removing stem, I can't look at...

Ignoring the teeth removing stem, I can't look at that without feeling uncomfortable. I'm not the fittest but I'd hate to try and ride that, even over short distances.

I can't imagine that's...
07-07-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Herzlos

Literally everything you've posted here proves...

Literally everything you've posted here proves otherwise.


Assuming, somehow you're serious about riding a bike that's totally overloaded, at a rating above the tires safe limit, have you...
06-24-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,095
Posted By Herzlos

Of course by 2060 bicycles may also no longer...

Of course by 2060 bicycles may also no longer need any kind of service or maintenance. Who knows?
Maybe we'll have fully cordless shifting/brakes with self adjustment and 10 year batter lives, tyres...
06-23-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By Herzlos

That's a pretty odd comment; what would you do...

That's a pretty odd comment; what would you do *beyond* riding around? Racing?

Both of those are pretty good bikes at the upper end of what most riders would use regularly, so I don't think either...
06-16-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,095
Posted By Herzlos

I don't think many beyond the most serious of...

I don't think many beyond the most serious of enthusaists (which will be over-represented here) will be in particularly high end bikes. Most of the bikes I see on group rides and Strava friends are...
06-14-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Herzlos

I used to try and upgrade the parts on a bike,...

I used to try and upgrade the parts on a bike, then usually gave up and bought a nicer bike after wasting a lot of money.

You can presumably get something like $500 back on yours. I'd just clean...
06-13-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,030
Posted By Herzlos

I spotted this and it stood out; what size tires...

I spotted this and it stood out; what size tires are you running and what kind of bike?

Because I weight the same as you and my road bike needs to be at 100psi (700x28) and the mountain bike at...
06-11-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By Herzlos

Technical/medical support, water/food stops,...

Technical/medical support, water/food stops, mashalls, way marking, closed roads, timing, trophies, fun?


I'm more likely to push my limits a bit more on an organised event that when out by...
05-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By Herzlos

I hadn't actually considered changing down to...

I hadn't actually considered changing down to 650b but that's actually a great idea. That means I can potentiall run 700x32c and 650x50c on the same bike :)
Both bikes are tubeless, which is part...
04-30-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Herzlos

I assume most of us would have a tool kit with us...

I assume most of us would have a tool kit with us and would take the cleats off before hiking home. That's what I'd planned doing when using clipless if I didn't have space in my bag for trainers).
04-29-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,533
Posted By Herzlos

It's more than just the supposed double standard,...

It's more than just the supposed double standard, the risk on both sides is completely different. Men are (for historical reasons) more likely to be in a position to abuse power and are usually more...
04-29-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,533
Posted By Herzlos

I think it's important to note that women have...

I think it's important to note that women have always had the same problems but are only being heard about them recently.

That said, the only source of information on what to do with regard to...
04-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Herzlos

For a tandem recovery you might be better looking...

For a tandem recovery you might be better looking for a local "man with van"* or courier company, because almost nothing else will have the space for one.

*I don't know if the "man with van" is a...
04-07-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,353
Posted By Herzlos

Disc brakes are standard on a lot of road bikes...

Disc brakes are standard on a lot of road bikes these days at all ends of the scale. Some still have rim brake models or options because they are a bit lighter and can be a bit more aero, but they...
04-06-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,533
Posted By Herzlos

Bear in mind that women are also harrassed...

Bear in mind that women are also harrassed literally everywhere and pretty much constantly. Don't add to it and put people off cycling.

If they want friendly competition it'll be pretty obvious...
04-06-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,533
Posted By Herzlos

I'll say hi to any other cyclist I'm passing, but...

I'll say hi to any other cyclist I'm passing, but unless they volunteer it I don't get too close or try and pace with them. Beyond it being a bit rude, it's likely to be quite uncomfortable for them....
04-06-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,353
Posted By Herzlos

I love new tech, anything that makes things...

I love new tech, anything that makes things easier, more reliable or more fun is a good thing!

Where I draw the line is cost or reliability/practicality. I'm not going to pay twice as much for...
04-04-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,322
Posted By Herzlos

Whilst I doubt you'll agree but he has a point....

Whilst I doubt you'll agree but he has a point. You're asking a lot of really irrelevant questions (like design origins), arguing with his recommended sizing, arguing about the weight limits (I get...
03-23-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,589
Posted By Herzlos

I do it all the time with a pretty aggressive...

I do it all the time with a pretty aggressive mountain bike. I tend to ride from home to trails a few miles away with 29x2.4" knobbly tires at 40psi, 780mm bars, 1x drivetrain with a top gearing of...
03-23-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,589
Posted By Herzlos

Well s/he says this: "I recently moved to...

Well s/he says this:

"I recently moved to Toronto, so I'm not planning to do any crazy mountain biking anytime soon, but do enjoy going on trails where possible, so I'm interested in a hybrid or...
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