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  • I once heard someone describe it as pedaling against a spring. That's as good as I could do. My two issues are the general pedal feel, and the amount I have to back off the pedals to shift. It's considerably more noticable than my shimano-hubbed bikes. Admittedly, I am not a fan of IGH's and would never have chosen it for my own build. I don't know if the new one is any different...
    jeff_sss Apr 1, 2011
  • I spent a lot of time trying to "fix" the chainline on my wife's big dummy w/kickback/nuvinci/stokemonkey. Between the shop and myself we tried different chain tensioners, different size freewheels, different chainrings. In the end, I got it "close enough" and quit working on it. I had the added challenge of a stokemonkey though, which caused additional clearance issues. The chain...
    jeff_sss Mar 31, 2011
  • We found it useful for allowing my wife to navigate hills the hills in our area with my daughter on the bike. She could ride them on her other bike without it, but her range was severely limited. With it, she can get most anywhere in town without being completely wiped out afterwards. As for Cycle9, hopefully their mechanics have improved and they no longer crushing frames with...
    Jeff Snavely Aug 9, 2010
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  • To clarify, I never actually used the Bobike (long story why not). I was speaking in theory. That theory was that I would rather have easier access to storage. My wife is more paranoid about safety than I am and just feels more comfortable with the larger, wrap-around style seat. The Bobike has a 3-point harness and we know from experience (with the bobike mini) that when a kid...
    Jeff Snavely Jul 31, 2010
  • They're two very different solutions. The LT sacrifices storage space for a larger seat (more wraparound and move involved child harness. For myself, I would want the bobike. For my wife's bike we went with the LT. I think we will outgrow the LT faster due to the cross-bar being so close. Last winter it was difficult at times getting out daughter in and out with her snow suit on...
    Jeff Snavely Jul 31, 2010
  • Definitely. I'm surprised they could even get the spoke installed without removing the rotor. On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Cara Lin Bridgman < shokulan@^$1 > wrote: I break about a spoke every 2-3 years. This last spoke broke at the head, not at the neck. It was also on the disk brake side of the rear wheel. My LBS turned the new spoke into a corkscrew trying to get it into...
    Jeff Snavely Jul 19, 2010
  • There's an answer in the archives somewhere, but I think I remember the ecodeck was a limited run. Like it was a rejected flightdeck version or something. On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Eric Paul < ontheroaderic@^$1 > wrote: I thought it was different, seemed like the ecodeck was shorter, wider and had larger holes for attaching stuff? On Jul 19, 2010, at 12:13 PM, Vik Banerjee...
    Jeff Snavely Jul 19, 2010
  • For all we know it costs them less to manufacture the Whirly than to buy a Deore. I suspect there's considerable markup there. In theory, you're right though. On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Liam Casey < zyzzyva23@^$1 > wrote: I've often likened the difference between the Big Dummy and the Mundo to that between pickup trucks and U-Hauls. The one will carry just about anything you...
    Jeff Snavely Jun 20, 2010
  • Consider that perhaps they didn't set out to build a Yuba or a Madsen, but something different. Not every vehicle on the road is a dump truck. Not that I'm crazy about the design, but neither am I thrilled with xtracycle gear either. I would much rather see someone build a complete design rather than tie us to overpriced modular pieces. On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM, David Chase...
    Jeff Snavely Jun 16, 2010
  • 5 times the price would fall well outside of "comparable product" range for most. The Superflash seems to be to be a really poor choice for a light you're leaving in steady mode. The flash patten has always been what this light had going for it. It's never been the brightest - despite the desire of many to crown a successor based on brightness alone. On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 5:31 PM...
    Jeff Snavely May 1, 2010