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#201 2017-11-03 11:02:52

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Yeah, 9 and 10 speed don't jive, both your chain and shifter should have been cranky.  You should be able to put a 9 on there.  May need a spacer, otherwise I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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#202 2017-11-03 12:06:27

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

hyperboarder wrote:

Yeah, 9 and 10 speed don't jive, both your chain and shifter should have been cranky.  You should be able to put a 9 on there.  May need a spacer, otherwise I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Wathced the video on Wahoo, the spacer is needed for 9 and 10 speeds. Since the 10 is already on there, so is the spacer. Called the shop today and he has an Ultegra 9 speed for $39. The bike has Ultegra components already, I just need to decide if the new cassette is going on the trainer or on the wheel, then put the old 9 speed on the trainer.


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#203 2017-11-06 12:14:47

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

$39 and less than 5 minutes at the shop and the 9 speed was on the Kickr. Then I put it back in the car and took my bike out for 30 miles along the bike path.


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#204 2017-11-13 10:56:18

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Found a used Sun Atlas Cargo locally for a price that's really solid.  I've been wanting to play around with a cargo bike, mostly for hauling kids, for a while.  I think I'm picking it up this week.  Pic for reference, the rear steel rack is built in so I'd add a hoop, a seat pad, and two sets of foot pegs and off we go!

https://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_5lnToZI33hr_1200x900.jpg

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#205 2017-11-13 11:40:38

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Ooooo... I want a cargo bike. And a fat bike. Not necessarily in the same bike (n+1 and all that).

Local shop is going out of business and has (well, had- dunno if still in their inventory) 2 Felt Tote'm electric assist bikes for close to 30% off- still a big purchase, but tempting. The cost, some bizarrely crappy shop hours, and the fact that I'm 6'0" and their biggest is a medium have thus far kept me from testing it out. I keep telling myself with electric assist, I can commute both ways on the bike and not be completely destroyed. It's only a 15 mile commute, but it's a looooong gradual climb heading home; years ago, I had a similar commute along a bike path and it killed me. I've never ridden to this job because of that experience.


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#206 2017-11-14 09:22:45

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

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Ooooo... I want a cargo bike. And a fat bike. Not necessarily in the same bike (n+1 and all that).

Local shop is going out of business and has (well, had- dunno if still in their inventory) 2 Felt Tote'm electric assist bikes for close to 30% off- still a big purchase, but tempting. The cost, some bizarrely crappy shop hours, and the fact that I'm 6'0" and their biggest is a medium have thus far kept me from testing it out. I keep telling myself with electric assist, I can commute both ways on the bike and not be completely destroyed. It's only a 15 mile commute, but it's a looooong gradual climb heading home; years ago, I had a similar commute along a bike path and it killed me. I've never ridden to this job because of that experience.

Your commute sounds a lot like mine. 14 miles and I have to drop down into, and climb out of the river valley, to and from work. There is a bike path but that takes me a bit out of the way.

Sunday I went for a mountain bike ride with some friends, 32 degree when we started and it might have made it to 41 when we finished. I still don't have a mountain bike, so a friend let me borrow his fat tire bike. I had never been on one before and was expecting a fat lumbering pig, that was a PITA to ride. It was actually way more fun and manuverable than I expected. I was way more ballsy on that then I should have been, and taking routes and drops I would have been more hesitant to do on a regular bike. It was very forgiving if you were off line or hit a rock/stump at the wrong angle.

I had been planning to get a new MTB over the Winter and had my eyes set on the Marin Hawk Hill 2. After riding the fat tire, I may look into the B-17 which is a 27.5+ and only $100 more.

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#207 2017-11-14 22:51:50

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

A long time friend of mine is the CEO of Marin, they have some nice bikes.


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#208 2017-11-14 23:30:38

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

SaabaruAero wrote:

A long time friend of mine is the CEO of Marin, they have some nice bikes.

You got the hook up?  Because I wouldn't mind a deal on a Gestalt or Four Corners big_smile.

Picked up that Atlas.  It's an interesting build but I dig.  Looking forward to making a seat and trucking the girls around on it.

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#209 2017-11-15 07:34:13

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

hyperboarder wrote:

SaabaruAero wrote:

A long time friend of mine is the CEO of Marin, they have some nice bikes.

You got the hook up?  Because I wouldn't mind a deal on a Gestalt or Four Corners big_smile.

Ditto

I've had a Marin Bear  Valley hybrid since ~2001, it was my first "road bike". It's what I used for a few years on my first group rides, then I got the GT 2000. I still love the Marin and want to ride it more, but it normally just hangs on the rack.


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#210 2017-11-15 07:37:23

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

hyperboarder wrote:

SaabaruAero wrote:

A long time friend of mine is the CEO of Marin, they have some nice bikes.

You got the hook up?  Because I wouldn't mind a deal on a Gestalt or Four Corners big_smile.

Ditto

I've had a Marin Bear  Valley hybrid since ~2001, it was my first "road bike". It's what I used for a few years on my first group rides, then I got the GT 2000. I still love the Marin and want to ride it more, but it normally just hangs on the rack.


'05 92x Stage 2 181k miles lost to an old man and a Ram
VW Sandrail registered as a '71 Karmin Ghia Convertible
'17 FoST
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#211 2017-11-15 07:50:19

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Last night I decided to do an FTP test on the Kickr, that test sucks to do. I averaged 159w with a max of 434w. I have no idea if 159w is good or bad, or if I should just use it as a baseline and try to improve it, to me it seems a bit low. This was the first time I have ever tried to measure power, normally I just try to keep my cadence up and not max my heart out. Trying to maintain a certain power seems counter intuitive to riding at a higher cadence.


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#212 2017-11-15 09:15:10

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

I have not gotten anything from him since he has been at Marin, but when he worked at FSA I did get some cool parts.


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#213 2017-12-19 17:19:06

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Anyone have a bike cargo rack they'd recommend?

Thinking of eventually throwing a front and rear, but looking at adding a rear rack in the next couple days to add cargo capacity for grocery store runs.


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#214 2017-12-19 19:09:21

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

hyperboarder wrote:

Found a used Sun Atlas Cargo locally for a price that's really solid.  I've been wanting to play around with a cargo bike, mostly for hauling kids, for a while.  I think I'm picking it up this week.  Pic for reference, the rear steel rack is built in so I'd add a hoop, a seat pad, and two sets of foot pegs and off we go!

https://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_5lnToZI33hr_1200x900.jpg

Cool bike, enjoy.


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#215 2017-12-20 11:35:43

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Justin86 wrote:

Anyone have a bike cargo rack they'd recommend?

Thinking of eventually throwing a front and rear, but looking at adding a rear rack in the next couple days to add cargo capacity for grocery store runs.

http://amzn.to/2B6daCW

I used that one for multiple summers of bike commuting.  I added Ibera panniers to mine, wife has baskets on hers.  Both work well.

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#216 2018-03-13 10:40:22

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Might need to build one of these.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/oobSKEaxRS4[/youtube]


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#217 2018-03-13 23:34:16

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrQOgDK_IOk[/youtube]

I made something like this for my rollers and then added some magnetic resistence.


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#218 2018-03-13 23:37:35

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

Mine looks nicer and is finished a little nicer and has a stronger rubber bungie.


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#219 2018-03-14 13:34:26

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont … iVp4B5TU9Y

After some research I am leaning torwards this one using skateboard trucks.


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#220 2018-03-14 22:54:58

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Re: Finally, back on two wheels ( with no motor)

I would be interested in how that felt to ride. I do have a mag trainer gathering dust. Might just have to try it.


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