Based Fat bike chad edition.
jap domestic ads are always odd
>>1578529friendly reminder we had an electric version of this of this bike in our shop a customer bought in from thailand > headset exploded> cable disc brakes did not stop at all > hub motor was cooked> 30kg JUST
>>1578529wind and rain was too strongbike got slowed down what ever way I went>>1578933>Ebike rolls inthe E part of its completely wrecked, even the hand throttle is unsalvageablethe bottom bracket was super wide to line up with the rear hub motorthe only good thing was that the battery being behind the seat post gave it really long chain staysso we converted it to a cargo bike and sold it cheap
>>1578816>>1578827if seeing a photo of a fully clothed, barely even "not ugly" woman who you've never met makes you horny, then there is honestly very little hope left for you. go outside.
>>1578955Imagine being so much of a coomer that you don’t get horny for literally any woman
>>1578955>fully clothed>90% of her epidermis is exposed, only covering up enough to avoid getting arrestedshe'd be on her back thrusting her vagina into the air for all to smell if it was allowed
>>1578970not sure if this is trolling or actual cope
>>1578970Imagine not being old enough to post on 4chan.
>>1578529me on the left
>>1578529Sunny and just above freezing today. The side roads are going to start getting icy and rutted over the next week with too many above freezing days, but the sun too low to completely melt shaded streets. Hardly any snow on the creek so its easy riding.
>>1578529I found the raw IP of a premium surfcam and started capturing the stream before i left. I was hopping to get some epic footage of me tearing up the coastline at 50km/hr but rode past during the wrong part of the camera loop (impossible to judge really) anyways i did manage to capture myself. Enjoy :)
>>1579494> kys you're self um you having a stroke sweety ?
I had a problem with one of my toes toward the end of last winter where it was store to the touch. Doctors doing what doctors do when they haven't got a clue just prescribed anti-biotics. I ended up having a reaction to that which made me eyes super red and sore. Drugs didn't seem to help and toe got better on its own.A few weeks into wearing winter boots and the same toe is causing problems again. So the problem is likely the boot. My foot does shift around in them a bit and that toe must be impacting the front.
>>1579680Hi Bacon. Thats some KINO Greetings from the other side of the world.
>>1579737Nobody cares about your video, you fucking pedo
So, I hate Zishan with a passion for his anti-rigid 90s mtb comments this all despite very obviously being both a casual and a retrodouche himself so really a big copebut crying about him being a pedo is unfunny and extremely annoying for 1 it reminds me of far-right pedo crying aboput pizzagate and the clintons drinking childrens blood and stuff like that. and 2 it's just obvious pearl clutching nonsense, i don't even think they were under 16. It was just marginally creepy in a who fucking cares way. Please stop it.
>>1579756You know there are hard evidence of him trading hardcore cp with other pedos, right?
>>1579756>>1579783Your obsession is worrying me anon, seek help
>>1579786>t. Zishan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJe6LLoGgR8
Went on a 40 mile paved river trail ride today and there was an abnormal amount of normies on fat bikes. Did I miss a memo?
A few of us went for a short ride on the creek today, finished the ride not soaked in sweat for a change. It was just cold enough there wasn't any water on the roads. The side streets have got really icy, so I'll need to be a little careful about cornering.
>>1579999>quadsChecked!Looks super cozy. Is that Edmonton? Can't place it but I haven't been to the 'burbs much.
>>1580013Regina which seems to have weather similar to Edmonton.
I think I just about got the settings on my old camera figured out for Xmas lights. Had the wrong white balance set so I needed to adjust it while resizing. Need to take multiple pictures as about half of them end up blurry.Great evening for a ride tonight. One benefit of the icy side streets is that they are fast to ride on, though that's a double edged sword. With my fat bike studded tires icy roads ends up being faster than bare pavement.
Roads were still a bit wet when I was riding around this evening. Most of the days this week are getting above freezing.
>>1580013There is nothing cozy about the brown shithole knows as the Canadian Prairies. t. sufferer of Calgary
This guy has way too much time on his hands. I think the show goes for 10-15 minutes. They interviewed him last year and he said he's spent months of evening programing the animations on top of building the hardware.
>>1580672America was a mistake.
Rode down a knarly trail well off the bike path and found a hidden beach. Absolute Kino. If you hate this image you are beyond cringe. If you like it you are are fellow BASED anon.
>>1581127How can anyone not like based hidden beaches?Must be nice to live in a paradise of nature. Hope you went for a nice swim, faggot; that water looks mighty inviting.
>>1581133>Hope you went for a nice swim, faggot; that water looks mighty inviting.Sorry to let you down, i just sat there, drank some cognac and listened to some music in the cool breeze.
>>1580672Is this in KC I know this house or the timed treee displays are a set
>>1581209No, but the hobbyists using RGB led strings probably share designs online and use common control setups.
The warm weather is starting to melt the snow on the fat bike trails in the park down the the grass. Little enough snow on the creek it could be ridden on pretty much any bike
>>1579936Is the helmet mirror worth it? Does it get in the way or not?
>>1578816Hoe hoe hoe
Slow ride today. I rode over to a spot I thought might get a bunch of foot traffic, but it wasn't packed very well. The stretch of railway is still in good shape.
Frosty and humid today.
>>1581836Ebbin.Where is this?
3h40 fat bike ride today, unzipped my jacket about 5 minutes into the ride and left it that way the whole time. Should have brought a second snack. I went to go ride around on the cart paths at the golf course on the other end of town. Turns out they were plowed, I think that is to encourage dog walkers to stay off the greens. There was a guy over there with a convertible driving with the top down.
Rode out to a park that has a dammed up lake. Walked across the spillway without getting my feet too wet, then rode the hiking trails on the other side out to the road, back home from the south across dirt roads and an old bridge for just about 50 miles.
>>1582256I met up with my outbound route on the way back; this house that wasn't on fire when I passed it the first time.Waffle-Yes-:^)Wednesday-No-:^(
decided to go somewhere new today and got lucky with the view
4chan has eaten itself. It is dead. Crashed, bled out, and burnt dead.
Pano I took today, had a nice long ride.
This extended stretch of above freezing days is coming to a close soon. It will be nice not having to do a solvent chain wipe down and re-lube after every ride to keep the chain from seizing.I rode into a fenced off nature area from the ice and the paths in there definitely aren't ideal for biking. Very tight through the caragana patches so you have to drop off the saddle and kick through while ducking.
15 miles at sunset. A beautiful 44 degrees. Smooth tarmac
>>1579496Bald tires on a full sus ebike is an interesting choice
>>1582282Too many hotheads
>>1581987Russia, Samara region
>>1582492Why? He's not going ride it offroad anyways. Motored two wheel vehicles should definitely have suspension for on-road use too. And slap a throttle lever there and the bigger the engine the better.
>>1582282Good. Now fuck off, you irrelevant oldcuck.
>>1578529>move states>cant ride anymore>hassled by homeless/crackheads>run over needles>get hit by a drunk>bike gets stolen even locked upThis is what I get for moving to the Heroin Belt
>>1581567And if you go chasing rabbitsAnd you know you're going to fallTell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillarHas given you the call
>>1582515Yeah true I just figured you might as well use knobbies because rolling resistance doesn't really matter on an ebike unless u don't like the tire noise
When the side streets get as icy as they are now I'm glad I have ridiculously aggressive studded tires on my fat bike. The streets are tricky to walk on, yet easy to ride as long as I'm not stupid about cornering. Same roads on my studded mtb would be more challenging without the dampening effect of squishy tires.
>ride often>never take picturesIt’s like it never happened
Even before it rained this afternoon the roads were getting icy. It will be interesting to see what the conditions are like tomorrow. Even the snow covered trails should have a glaze to them. Anyone without studs isn't going to have a good time.The place I got my glasses last year now has clip-ons in yellow. I ordered a pair to see if that helps with shitty snow contrast on overcast days.
Last night's rain made the previously icy sections crazy slick. Studs barely bite into it causing all kinds of unpleasant effects. Whenever the road has a good slope towards the curb you get pulled to the low spot. Riding along, any time there is a little frozen ridge the bike gets shifted sideways. No more going full speed down the alleys and side streets for a while.At least anywhere that was bare pavement or snow covered was minimally affected.
A pedestrian slipped and fell ahead, but I happened to be looking away.I didn't want to assume she fell (maybe she's a crazy/sad person who flopped down by the sidewalk), so I just rode past her sighing on the ground.I felt bad, so I was going to ask her if she was alright on the way back, but she was already walking away.Next time, I won't be so conservative with assumptions.
Its gotten icy enough that riding on side streets isn't much fun. Even the MUP has a bunch of ice now. Some freezing mist followed by a little fresh snow glazed up areas that weren't too bad the other day.The creek of all places ... not icy. Aside from the cleared skating rinks. Encountered a quad with a snow plow down there today. Only a small section of creek near me is safe to ride. I'd have to load the bike up in the car and haul it across the city for the safer upstream ice.Riding around a park I did a boring loop of this ski area. They prepare it every year, do a shitty job of packing it and no one ever skis on it. The groomer only flattens the snow, and doesn't lay down tracks for classic nordic skiing, so it would only be useful for skate skiing.
I love crass christmas displays
>>1578529>Studs barely bite into it causing all kinds of unpleasant effects.You don't even want to think about what it would be like without studs.
>>1584849>(maybe she's a crazy/sad person who flopped down by the sidewalk)Even if so, that would still have been a reason to stop and ask them if they're all right.
>>1584909rotate your pics faggot
>>1584966Look fine to me, have you adjusted the monitor
Weather wasn't great yesterday but I forced myself to get out anyway because next few days are not good. -18C today, -30 tonight and -18 again tomorrow.Was outside for a bit tonight with my warm down jacket. The nylon shell gets stiff and makes a crinkly sound after being out for just a minute, and the air is hard on the lungs.
>>1578529>Caucasian man >shitty Chinese bus in the backgroundWTF
>>1585191Aliexpress listing with white monkey.
>>1585032adjust your living status to aliven't
Usually when we get a -30 cold snap it last for a week or more, but this one was only 2 days so I was back out riding again. The teeny bit of snow we got a few days ago got packed onto road ice by vehicles, so I have grip again. MUP is still an awful icy mess, but there is usually a narrow rideable strip at the edge where the plow overshot the edge of the pavement.The stretch of ice that got plowed on the weekend needs to be cleared again.
>>1582995shiney!,,wimpy me,,still in summerpants,,spacesuit is wrestle so avoiding nightride.
When its time to get off the creek I frequently ask myself the question, "can I ride up that?". There is usually a little overhang between the ice and shore making for a near vertical section at the bottom about a foot tall. I'm surprised how often I manage to make it up them. Getting stuck halfway sucks.They are worse going down, when hitting the ice you are on the verge of a front wheelie.
just got back from a 10 day "tour", ~600km ridden, with like ~5k elevation. lots and lots of gravel and dirt roads, some rain. good times. this was my setup, not very aero. I plan on getting a front rack and panniers eventually, to spread the weight around.sorry for NDS pic, groupo is campy veloce 10s
>>1586462>thou shalt always go for GREATNESS!>all, All, ALL!!!
I rode out onto a pond today on the way home. The combination of undisturbed snow and overcast sky caused me to lose all visual indication of motion, which is a pretty weird feeling.My yellow lenses should arrive next week.
0C yesterday, -20C today, +4C tomorrow. Friggin see-saw weather. Did a little snowshoeing to complete a loop to ride, though the wind from the temperature swing will probably blow the path back in again.
>>1586629nice bike. What was your Trip like ? Was the Weather any good ? Did you see some nice scenery ?
>>1587272>nice bike. thanx>What was your Trip like ?It was great. First time going on a bike trip this long, me and three friends. Took a train for the first ~400km then started riding, avoiding highways and big cities. The paved bits were good quality, but the dirt roads ranged from nice packed gravel to "are we really going to ride through this" tier. Really wished my bike could fit tires bigger than 32mm.>Was the Weather any good ?Luckily yes, plenty of sunny days (and plenty of rivers to cross, so water wasn't an issue), and a couple of rainy days near the end, but we were all waterproofed and ready to tackle them.>Did you see some nice scenery ?Absolutely. I love those moments when you're putting down the power, worrying about the terrain and your energy levels, where you're going to camp, what are you going to cook, etc. and then suddenly you pick your head up, look around, and go "holy shit look at this place"10/10 trip, can't wait for the next one
Riding in wet snow, when it's above 0C, is no fun.
>>1587309Noice. I'd love to see more pics.
>>1587387I didn't snap too many since battery was an issue, but I have a fewthis is the train station we arrived to, almost looked like a ghost town, very small population
>>1587395one of many "hold up let me see where we're going" stops
>>1587399shoddy bridge, lovely river
>>1587400and here's the lake we arrived tothat's pretty much it
I went out for a bit before it got too windy, but it was already blowing about 40 km/h. It was about 4C and the surface snow was getting sticky packing around my cleats any time I needed to put a foot down so I couldn't clip back in. One stretch of creek I usually avoid has a few springs where the warm ground water keeps the ice from freezing. After I got home it started raining.
>>1587309Sounds really nice! Il hope you have more awesome trips in the future.
>>1587401Great trip anon, thanks for sharing.
I tried riding the snake today in Malibu since the road is open only for cyclists but I started at the top instead of the bottom so I had to ride down but my brakes failed by the third turn so I rode the 450ft back up and threw up and almost passed out.
There was also a huge team of cyclists up here wearing ISRAEL jerseys and blasting Jewish music. They were pretty fast
A little sticky fresh snow today. Took care of all the ice on the roads by sticking to it. Had a headwind the entire way home. Was pretty beat by the time I finished, nearly 4 hours of riding.
>>1587516It must really suck that the government doesn't have enough money to fix the road so they can open it back up to cars and motorbikes.
>>1587808No it doesn’t suck at all. Hopefully it stays like this forever. The ironic part is that the ‘unfinished’ portion of the road is literally a foot wide dip in the road which is filled in with dirt. Everything else looks pristine to me
>>1587400wow the bridge looks cool ! Is that cowweb ?
Im now 65 miles away from 2000 miles for the year, im gonna make it bros
Finally getting another large (for these parts) snowfall tomorrow. Will have to take a day off riding, but at least I'll be able to snowshoe again.
>>1587925I think it's some sort of dandelion or another fluffly plant
Thoughts on the Felt F95 2011 Garmin edition?I can get one for around AU$300 in great condition. Would be my first proper road bike after my 1970's Riccardo bike that just isn't very reliable and seems to pop tyres every time I ride more than 15km.
>>1579980Bike industry man here. All of the regular bikes sold out in Summer due to covid, so by Fall, most shops only had fat bikes left. Normies then realized that they can ride a bike when it's not summer and bought out all the fat bikes.As an industry we're 6 to 12 months behind in production.
Global warming sucks.
went for a quick little 10 mile ride today. managed to average 15mph >>1588675*CHA CHING* 5 RMB has been deposited into your account Mr. 李周
>>1588693china is anti global warming now?
>>1588718* CHA CHING* another 5 RMB for you Mr. Zhang be sure to check your 微信 promptly! Let me guess, we need to sacrifice our energy independence and spend trillions on some Chinese manufactured solar panels and wind turbines, am I right? Nice idea!
City handed out some covid related outdoor winter recreation activity grants today. Ski club got $2500 for grooming walking trails. And mtb club got $2600 towards their SnowDog groomer. Trails made by both clubs should be good for fat biking on. Only downside is that the parks they tend to put trails in are 9 - 14 km away from me, and I only average around 13 km/h on fat bike rides in snow.
>>1588757pretty sure china is one of the worst polluters in the world, especially greenhouse gasses.but we don't have energy indepedence now, we buy tons of oil from the middle east. if we had renewable sources of energy, then we would be independent. I'd prefer we built all the solar panels and wind turbines and etc here in the US, though.
>>1589014KYS, KYS POSTER
Happy Christmas !
>>1589395Merryist,,,of Christmas's.,,,,anda Happy NewYear!,,,2020 was AMAZING!!,,,,,2021 the New BESTYEARYET!,DEADAHEAD!
>>1589403based. everyone is saying "thank God 2020 is over!" like they think they are clever. 2020 was a great year for above who didn't watch too much tv news
EVERYBODY KILL THEMSELVES
>>1578529jeez, OP, i'm proud you saved this one, i think i did not come back to this website since 2017 and seeing that some guys remember my posts warms my heart. Here i reward you with a cargo bike.
>>1589594not him, but you need to make a new weird chink bikes thread when you get the time. great oc in them.
>>1589665i will, i'm super busy with designing fucking ebikes, damn covid19 took many peep's job but it tripled mine!
While checking out the state of fat bike trails in the city I rode out to an island in the main park which has a nice 400 meter loop. One of the few places with dense trees since its just left to grow wild.
>>159070>fat bike trailsI thought the whole point of fat bikes was to go where there are no specially prepared trails.
>>1590809Deja vu. There is a lot you could go through at 5 km/h with hill climbing levels of exertion IF you were the first person. Once its full of zig zag ruts the next person isn't getting through. Most of the time 2 passes on snowshoes is all the grooming a trail needs to get started so you can reach blazing speeds of 15 km/h. Until the wind completely blows it in.
>>1590856>Most of the time 2 passes on snowshoes is all the grooming a trail needs to get startedLame
>>1590809there's no point to fat bikes
>>1590918Keeps you from resorting to zwift in the winter.
A beautiful day, the first decent weather these holidays. 30 minutes into my ride and the rear derailleur snaps clean off for no reason. Thanks Shimano!
>>1591123That's not the derailleur, but the derailleur hanger. It comes with the frame, not with the derailleur. Looks like it's made of chinesium or someone's crashed your bike and bent the hanger too many times.
>>1591123Your hanger did its job, be thankful.
Took the new CX on a spin down local trails, ended up severely under biked. Fun, as hell though.
>>1591278One of my greatest joys is taking my cx bike down single track.
I love late afternoon in the winter when the sun is getting low, all the snow gets a blue tint on a clear day. Winter can be miserable on the prairies, but I'll take clear skies over perpetual overcast coastal weather.
>>1591328>late afternoon in the winter>when the sun is getting lowSo about 2 pm.
>>1591345More like 4 pm since the sun is setting just after 5 now.
>>1591328I still don't understand how you can ride in this shit. I can ski cross-country without much discomfort but trying to ride something this seems awful. Where in the midwest are you? Look like maybe Wisconsin or Iowa?
>>1591410Saskatchewan. The picture is misleading due to the fresh clean snow, as I was on the MUP which was packed hard. In shadow or on overcast days the lack of contrast can make the off path trails very difficult to see.
>>1591328>Winter can be miserable on the prairies, but I'll take clear skies over perpetual overcast coastal weather.or you could live in Michigan and have prairie temps and perpetual overcast from 360° great lakes made even greyer from the industrial pollution.beautiful state otherwise but my mood rose noticeably when I moved to the sunbelt.
Finished up the year with a total of 12,400 km, which is my 4th highest annual distance, about 3,000 km off of my PR. Weather ends up being the biggest determining factor of total distance, a miserable spring / fall can keep my rides shorter.I did manage my second best December, 703 km all fat bike, average speed for the month 12.7 kph, riding 21/31 days.
>>1580799You will never be an American.
Started off the year with 2 KOMs. One of them out on what we call fat bike island. And the other on a fat bike trail that was just made 2 days ago.Yesterday the path to the island was almost impossible to see due to lighting conditions. Sunny today, then cloudy again tomorrow.
>>1592014What makes it a fat bike trail specifically, and not just a trail?
>>1592031In the spring it melts.All the trails are just packed snow on grass areas of the park that zig zag around clumps of trees. Permanent unpaved paths can also make decent fat bike riding as they get packed into snow single track from foot and bike traffic.
>>1592033>In the spring it melts.What the fuck does that have to do with fatbikes?
>>1592055In the winter we ride around on our snow trails. In the spring the fat bikes are banished to the basement until the fall.
>>1592074My fat bike serves my off-roading needs year round.
Here is mine. I love it honestly. Ive changed the grips and peddles and added the rear rack.
Always find me in the cemetery
It got much too warm today. It felt nice to ride in +4C weather, but the snow is going to get all crusty. The snow was super fluffy and easy to ride through, the crust will also be shitty for snowshoeing.
>>1592431nice. i used to live upstate in ny, next to a cemetery. the back of the cemetery butted up against the railtrail, which was comfy af and went through 2 towns to the south and 1 to the north.
Been pretty warm so far this winter, only a handful of days below -25C so far. Saw a guy flying a kite today. In the past few weeks I've seen people playing disc golf course in the snow.Broke 100 km for the year today while trying to avoid the sloppy wet roads. Upcoming weather is still warm but topping out just below freezing most days.
>>1582256Hi, this bike is exactly what I'm looking for (I think). I'm kinda retarded, could you tell me the model name?
My legs take a shockingly long time to adjust to my fat bike in the winter. I think this season was worse because saddle kept slipping in the clamp. I finally used red loctite on the rails. It was over a month of riding before my legs finally felt good the entire ride.With the good weather I've got a 7 day riding streak going.Most of the fat bike trails have an icy glaze on them at the moment, good to have studded tires.
>>1593224It looks like a cx frame with 650b wheels. A lot of manufactures make CX frames so you have plenty models to choose from.Just make sure you specify that you want 650b wheels with knobby tires when you buy from the bike store, they'll have have them swapped out for you.
>>1593224Looks like a Gunnar hyper X not exactly an entry level bike but Gunnars are fucking great.
>>1593224>>1593731Yes, it is a Gunnar Hyper X, they also come with rocking dropouts that allow for chain tensioner-less single speed gearing. >>1593729They're 700c, the frame and fork will take 42 mm slicks max; the 38 knobbies are very comfyBut yeah, it's basically just a cross bike with a little extra clearance
>>1593757Lol I stand corrected, nice tires btw!
I'm starting to rack up a bunch of Strava Local Legends titles. It is most segments attempts in last 30 days and so many people stop riding when it got colder.
>>1594144Oops, last 90 days. Several of the segments I got the title by just having 1 attempt in that period.
I crashed a little hard today but I landed correctly and rolled off the energy so only a few bruises on me and the bike. Just a normal turn at speed and I suddenly lost traction, I'm still trying to understand what happened. Now that there's a little bit of snow and ice on the ground, I don't want to admit this is the sketchiest bike I've had to work with over the winter and I've rode through a lot of winters.
Its strange how winter riding conditions can change so quickly. Yesterday the roads and path were packed and fast, but today they are loose and slow. Warm weather has the fat bike trails hard and icy so I'm probably back to riding back alleys until we get some more snow. I should see if there are some snowmobile tracks in nearby fields I can follow.Came across the monster snowblower the city uses to blow snow piles from the side of the road into trucks to haul away.
>>1594424I decided to look up the snowblower model, a Larue D50. 310 hp and weighs 9,900 lbs.
I am shit when it comes to bike maintenance or fixing shit. I turned my bike on and the battery voltage was 11.7v. I switched the engine on and it went up to 14v. Is my battery low or close to being low? I can't charge it and I can't take it back to repair people I got it back from because of lockdown. I haven't been riding my bike much but every 2 weeks or so I let my bike run for 20 minutes hoping that my battery won't die.
>>1594676wrong board but I won't squeal to the jannies because you aren't a cagetard>I can't take it back to repair people I got it back from because of lockdownthat's exactly the sort of thing you're still "allowed" to do. but, spoiler alert, nobody cares anyway.also 11.7 resting vs 14 running voltage looks perfectly normal.>I can't charge itit's probably charging just fine if the voltage is going up like that.my cage battery rests at 9v, but that battery IS on the way out.
>>1594722>wrong boardShit your right, I usually post these questions on /dbt/ in /o/. How can I tell if a battery is on it's way out? Reason why I can't charge my bike is because what ever cunt sold me the bike put a wrong charger lead on the battery and I can't open my bike seat anymore because when I got my bike back from the garage which fitted new parts (new seat) he didn't align it correctly now the lock doesn't open. Just paranoid that if the battery goes flat I am totally fucked.
>>1594730>How can I tell if a battery is on it's way out?I already told you>what ever cunt sold me the bike put a wrong charger lead on the battery>when I got my bike back from the garage which fitted new parts (new seat) he didn't align it correctly now the lock doesn't open.lmao. you got fucked over right there. I'll be honest you don't come across as the brightest tool in the shed. was the guy you bought the bike from laughing?
>>1578529i told some dude to lock his bike through the wheel and rear triangle and seat tube around the post he was locking it to (instead of just the top tube) but now i'm worried that he might not have understood the instructions. i hope his bike is safe.
Snowmobile trails in the fields were crusty enough to ride on. Too bad it was a canola field, which has fairly stiff stubble.My riding streak is up to 11 days. Using a formula to search my Excel ride log, my previous longest riding streak is 13 days.
>>1595267>canolayou mean rape. it's a rape field.
Had some chain slipping today, probably the freehub but its difficult to tell for sure. It seems like upwards of 50% of every Shimano freehub I've ever had starts acting up in cold weather.I'm going disassemble the freehub tonight, clean degrease the pawls and just use a light oil to keep them from sticking.
>>1595708There was a bunch of stuff not good with the drivetrain. Chain was worn past 1.0 on the checker, big chainring was toast, metal fragments inside the freehub, both derailleur pulleys wobbling more than normal. But I think today's issue was the chainring as I didn't seem to have slippage in the small ring. With the big ring done, I'm finally forced to go 1X on the Surly. I removed the 22t granny and 36t big ring, and just have a 26t in the small ring position losing a bit of low and high range. Tempted to switch from 9s to 11s to get the range back. The aluminum big ring is fairly expensive to replace and not very durable, so I don't really want to buy another one.Freehub slipping makes a somewhat distinct noise and the noise today was a bit different. It was clunking last week and bringing the bike in for a thaw made it go away. Took it apart to clean just to be sure. The metal slivers I found were the tips of the engagement points getting knocked off by a sticky pawl. No damage to the pawls, which are apparently a much tougher metal.
>>1595809When I went for a ride today I discovered the cassette was bad too. The fact the chainwhip kept slipping last night while I was trying to remove the lockring made me think that was going to be the case.One LBS didn't have the same cassette, I'll try the other shop before cave and pick a cassette with a little less low end. First lbs had a Shimano 11-36 9 speed, but the last two cogs are 30,36. I'd sooner lose 2t and get the 11-34 than have a 6t jump at the end. My current cassette is 12-36 which has 4t jumps for the last 3 or 4 cogs.
>>1578529I went and did it, i set out to ride my bike from state to state, thought about recording youtube videos, but i haven't recorded any footage.Staying at an airbnb, i'll be off in like 2 hours headed to Orlando.I fear i packed too much stuff so i'm extremely slow and tired, didn't even get a goodnights sleep and i've got this massive backpack on that's killing my shoulders. Maybe i should do a blog or something? I have no one else to tell this stuff to. The picture is from like 2 days ago, before i left my house.
>>1596320>travelling with floor pump
>>1596337I have a portable one too, think i should leave the floor pump?I just don't trust the portable one is all.I've got way too much stuff that i'm not using, don't know what to leave behind.
>>1596320hahah you absolute madmantouring with a backpack on is absolute torturealso carrying around a floor pump is just dumb. even if your minipump is shit, it'll be good enough to get you to a gas station or something>>1596346>I've got way too much stuff that i'm not using, don't know what to leave behind.how about you leave behind the stuff you're not using
ALL of the snowfall. Impossible to ride.
>>1596124Could only find an 11-34 cassette, adding in the larger chainring I effectively lost what were my two lowest gears. I was already missing them on today's ride. Decided to get a Deore M5100 1x11 kit from ebay. Only the 11-51 cassette option was available so instead one 6 tooth jump I'll have 3 of them. Though the big jumps don't start until 33t. 11-42 spacing is definitely much nicer, but by the time I need 39,45 & 51 I'd be going really slow anyway.
The unusually warm winter continues today with rain. So a good day for a break since it will be very sloppy and slushy. The forecast has 110 km/h wind gusts tonight. I do hope we get a little snow as the temperature drops to help mitigate icing by breaking up the surface smoothness so the studs have something to grab.
Had to ride on the road today because the bike paths are unplowed. Contending with the cars, I got a taste of what bicycle commuting is like in less developed parts of the world.
>>1596858Weather outside is insane right now. 120 km/h gusts and snow. Can't wait to see what it looks like out there in the morning.
Deer dairy,today my eyebrows froze to my glasses.
have you ever tried goat cheese? goat cheese tastes like how a goat smells.
>>1598010nah, goats smell bad, goat cheese is delicious.
Went for and ENDUROBRO ride with a friend.Tried a new trail and ended up walking most of it because it was too hardcore for us.Fell over on a low speed section because a berm had way too soft dirt and collapsed under my front wheel. Now my calf is swollen and painful and so is my ankle. Actually ruined my confidence for the rest of the day.Near the end of the ride rode over some dog crap that sprayed all over my recently cleaned bike so had to spray her down. Again.We did have a part of a trail that we sectioned with a rather large jump that ended up gathering a few other riders to look at us so that felt nice.Things are getting hectic here because of COVID and I'm starting to figure if I need to go to the hospital there likely won't be any room for me so I'm sticking to the road for the time being.
>"Just ride", they said
>>1598098Total Work is all the power that you generated? Why isn't it expressed in W like the power?
Too many days off this week, time to get back into it tomorrow.
>>1598126power over time
>>1598098Let me give you a better explanation than the three words I posted.You could express 'total work' in watt-hours. But they use kilojoules because that's the unit of energy measurement used in biology. So when they state it as 'total work', they're referring to the 'work' your body did. From there it's easy to convert that to kilocalories burned during your ride, although making an assumption about the efficiency of your body with regard to how it utilizes biochemical energy.
Don't mind me, I'll just leave these tunes herehttps://youtu.be/ZebfCLb5ZbA
>>1598197And how do you convert kilojoules to kilocalories? What is the difference between kilocalories and normal calories. I think this is actual rocketscience.
>>1598207A kilocalorie is 4.1868 kilojoules right?1 kJ = 0.2390057361 kcal (th)1 kcal (th) = 4.184 kJButting according to internet...Example: convert 15 kJ to kcal (th):15 kJ = 15 × 0.2390057361 kcal (th) = 3.5850860421 kcal (th)In Strava, it always says how many Kcal you have burned. So 100Kcal (kilocalorie) is 1000 calories right? Because 1kilo = 1000 calories right?But when we talk it says Kcal on the back of food packaging, we say calories, not kilocalories.
>>1598210And a callorie is the measurement of the power needed to heat up a cup of water by 1% or some shit.. this is literally rocketscience...
So how exactly do you convert your 1,948KJ to Kcal? When I use the KJ to Kcal converter it either tells me you burned 465.583174Kcal or 0.465583174 depending if I used a comma or not...but according to your result you burned 2,172 calories??? and that was the average?? the average of fucking what???
>sunday>gov gives permission from 7 to 9 am to practice sports>zero cars out>a shitload of cyclists>nice morning weathergood times, wish it was longer though
>>1598207>>1598210>>1598211Are you having a stroke or are you just legitimately retarded? You're making no sense at all.
>>1598258if you are so intelligent, tell me how you convert kilojoules to kilocalories?
>>1598301Asking me if i'm retarded is a cop out. If you don't understand my questions or are unable to answer them. Well then, you are also retarded.
>>1598253good job anon. which country do you live in where you have such hard lockdown?
>>1598309chileit's usually not this strict but shit's getting worse, new cases and deaths are spiking againluckily I work as a bike courier so I can go out all day during weekdays
>>1598314oh i see.. in Germany. we were in Lockdown Light.. and now we are in a hard lockdown.. if people don't stop dying, we are probably going to have a MEGA-Lockdown aka good old fashioned Wuhan-style Lockdown.our goverment are thinking about making it compulsory to wear ffp2 masks in trains and buses and shit. thank god I have a chad bicycle. i'm not paying 80€ a month to get to to my destination slower whilst being forced to wear a face diaper aka cuckmuzzel.
>>1598330lol, damn straighthow do you say cuckmuzzle in german?
i don't know how to translate cuck but the crazy tinfoil hat people call it a Maulkorb... german for muzzle.
>>1598334hahnreimaulkorb then? that's a nice nickname right there
>>1598210>15 kJ = 15 × 0.2390057361 kcal (th) = 3.5850860421 kcal (th)That looks accurate. Just remember that the human body is 25% efficient, give or take. so you multiply that by 4.
>>15982161 kilojoule (kJ) is 0.2388459 kilocalories.Multiply that by 4 (to account for the roughly 25% efficiency of your body) and you get a decent estimate of (kilo)calories burned.
>>1598344i still don't understand. i'm just going to accept that i have a serious case of mathematical retardation..and that's ok.. we all have different skills.typically the only metrics i'm interested in when training is watts, heart rate and cadence.. and overall time and distance so i know how much I training per week..i think counting calories is largely irrelevant for most normal fit people. i think the best approach is to have common sense and try to eat healthy instead of counting calories like an autist.
>>1598301>>1598308If you had opened Google and searched for the difference between "calories" in everyday language and the actual calories used to talk about energy in more precise settings, you would have realized that Strava and the nutrition facts in your double decker burger actually mean kilocalories when they say "calories", but apparently you are losing your shit over a decimal point, making 4 posts to figure out you're supposed to muiltiply by 0.24 and calling this "actual rocketscience".Maybe don't make your strokes public on 4chan if you don't want to be called out on them.
>>1598383take a chill pill dude.. i think you are the one having a stroke. everybody is different and that's ok..
>>1598389go ride a bike dude.
>>1598402you too please
25 brisk miles. ~40f with 20mph wind gusts along the river.
>>1598410>40f>20mphWhat does that mean? 40 friedchicken? 20 mcdonalds per hour?You burgers need to get your numbers straight
>>1598421Don't you mean "OBESED"?
>>1598433tmi, please don't share your fetishes here
>>1598441free your mind...
>>1598386I'm not the one who thought of posting before searching around a bit...
>>1598492Wesley Wills was a man with a pure soul who made pure unadulterated music. he suffered from schizophrenia and made music in oder to deal with the demons in his head. You should be thankful that I shared that video with you. If you didn't at least find it funny, that's sad. I'm going to presume that you are too close-minded to take this in, but that's ok.why are you even here when you have nothing to contribute? do you even own a bicycle?
What would be an appropriate outfit for 4-6 degrees celsius, mildly windy weather?I have a long sleeved merino shirt and a light, thin windproof jacket.Would that be enough?
Went up a pretty soft fire road yesterday. One of those rides where you're tanked the entire fucking time and it ends up being barely 13 miles round trip. Snow and elevation will git yer.
>>1598798Mountain biking? Sure. Road biking? Only if you're fat.
>>1598802Road, along the seashore and a bit of a forest. What would be a better set up? I don't have experience with such weather.
>>1598803Sounds pretty humid. I think you're pretty close with your setup, but in my own experience I would swap the windproof layer with some kind of softshell and add one layer beneath. Not sure how aggressively you ride but I often find myself in need of either one more or one less later at some point in the ride, and have always absolutely despised truly windproof wear 'cause it seems to retain sweat. I usually shoot for some nice warm merino to wick, plus a softshell as mentioned so there is still airflow.
>>1598806I'm not a fast rider and not in a good form yet. So i get sweaty about halfway.
>>1598808So in that situation I'd say two light-midweight base layers and a softshell, or if you only have the windproof jacket, then that. Pull off an inner layer when you feel that torso tingle that means your body's gonna start sweating in 5-10 minutes.
E bikes have accidents on par with motorcycles. So they should be treated as such.
>>1598809So a more tight fitting undershirt over a more loose fitting one will do and a softshell on top, something like that?Thanks for your advice, anon!
>>1598818That's what I do on basically every ride down to like 20 degrees (fahrenheit) - two underlayers, one shell. Just with slightly thicker layers as it gets colder. Have a nice ride!
>>1598207A great rule is to say that Kilojoules pushed = kcal used by the body