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bujalarab

Member since May 2020 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @nefarious and @Bobbo Thanks for the input. It makes sense what you are saying. I will think over and decide which way to go.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I need an advice to replace the front door, please.

    I would like to do that my-self. Never done it before and I have this situation. The new wooden door is about 40mm wider that the old one and not sure what is the best course of action for DIY.

    Does it sound feasable to take the door and have it trimmed to the required width?

    I am asking that as checking the existing door frame I would imagine all its parts are made from 3 individual "blocks" of wood(appologies as I am not familiar with the technical terms for them). I am refering to the 2 vertical sides and the top horizontal ones. As such I consider that trimming one or both of the vertical parts to acommodate the 40mm wider door is a harder task with a very good chance for me to make it unusable.

    Any inputs for a DIY solution are very welcome. Thanks!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Never tried the tube way. Made my 1st tubeless setup about 2 weeks ago. I use a booster made of 2l Pet bottle after unsuccesful tried just with floor pump.

    I was expecting a stronger popping sound but it was quite faint. For safety I have inflated the tire after the initial setup a a larger presure just to make sure everything is in place.

    2 weeks later everything holds in place. Usually I have my tires at 40PS but in general I find them after a few days at 30. Not sure if that is unusual but the same was with the tube set-ups.

    Tire was a Venture 47. Hope it helps.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Is very good. A lot a clearance left. I guess a 42 will easily go there and still get 3-4 mm clearance on each side. Ty!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm using the USB charge of B&M Luxos U with a Velogical dynamo. In general it charges my phone from 16km/hour. Pretty pleased and using the phone in airplane mode and GPS it can keep it at constant level, but depends a lot on the profile of the ride. If the phone is fully operational but without GPS active it is doing better. GPS, wi-fi and searching for signal masts are a major sourse of battery consumption.
    This might be helpful https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of-hub­-dynamo-power-supplies-for-usb-devices/. The cycle2charge option seems interesting at a decent price.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Sendero are the knobblier ones, right? I looked at those, too. For 2 reasons I disregard them:

    1. My rides are mixed and prefer a bit of smothness for the tarmac part. With Senderos I was a bit concerned about the extra drag as I am not a strong pedaler and any drag on flat roads kind of annoys me.

    2. Read a review about its real size and was saying that while in general is around 47 at the side knobbs are going somewhere between 48-49mm. And if you chainstay spacinf is similar to my sketch than the risk of rubb, I imagine, is semnificative.

    When I chose the Venture I considered that would give a good balance for my need. Already discovered compared to 700cx35 on some areas, on climbing rocky places, it behaves way better. I have to test it against some rougher wet downhills where I had to get off the bike with the 700c. The downhills are nothing spectacular, just larger looser rocks kind of the size of a fist.

    I am still at the beginning with the offroad things and on youtube seen some guys doing some pretty intense things with the gravel bike on MTB trails. I know so far that I still have to accustome my self with going downhill on the hoods. I feel a lot of pressure on my palms. Have inline breaks, but for heavier stuff the decrease in levearage length makes it impractical to control the bike. Must look at one point for some 50+ drops(if they exist) and decrease the stem length.

    As for you trying the Sendero you can do what I did. :)). I took a plundge after 3 month of research and going back and forth about the 650bx47 wheels.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    A good option for a boost charger. Has the advantage of having the quick realease lever.

    Seen it here recently.

    I believe it should be done with a car extinguisher too.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Comparing the pictures to me it seems clearance are looking the same for both models or at most marginally similar.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They are WTB 47 Venture. So far very pleased with how things are working, but I ussually avoid mud, compared to Technics100.

    Do you have a picture with the clearance of 700x40 please?

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