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June 24, 2022, 9:43 a.m.
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Re: Totally BR - need a hitch mounted bike rack

I guess I had a different experience. Had a friend who had one, and two of the tire loops snapped, and the main tongue bent all within one season. I think it definitely depends on the usage. If you never drive with it off road or on a rough FSR, it might hold up better.

June 24, 2022, 9:32 a.m.
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Re: Totally BR - need a hitch mounted bike rack

2" or 1.25" receiver? My experience is the ones like Vikb pointed out above are completely disposable. I definitely wouldn't buy one unless it was a last resort. They are very lightweight, and clamp down on the frame to hold things in place, which is not at all ideal. 

Buy once, cry once is my opinion on bike racks. Sure they are more expensive now, but they will last longer than the cheap ones, and id be less inclined to worry about your bike falling off.

I bought my 1UP in 2013, and it is still going strong. If you can swing it, go for a premium rack.

PS I have an OG (original design where the bikes sit sideways) NSR 4 bike rack that I was considering putting up for sale. Just refinished it last year, and really haven't used it since. Id likely sell it for slightly more than your budget, but PM me if you are interested. It is a for a 2" hitch.

June 20, 2022, 3:13 p.m.
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Re: Which knee pads are you guys using?

I think the plastic caps came back into style when people realized that they slide over hard ground better than fabric knee pads (which tend to just get pulled down out of place). I just updated from my RF Ambush (D30) to RF Roam (with plastic caps and D3O), but havent had enough time on them to say if they are better or worse. The deal breaker for me is that I need a pad that I dont have to take my shoe off to put on. There are very few apart from RF that have this option.

June 3, 2022, 6:43 p.m.
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Re: Replacing bearings on SRAM MTH746 rear hub

Posted by: Spandies

Thank you so much for all the great advice. This is why I love forums.

Another stupid question. Old me used to use a 2x4 and a mallet to carefully set them in; I was young and had no money. Would this be ill advised with today’s tight tolerances?

Thanks again!

Id advise against the brute force method, but you can make your own bearing press with some threaded rod, nuts, washers and a set of sockets.

June 3, 2022, 2:50 p.m.
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Re: Do you buy from CRC?

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Also where is now the go to place to order SRAM/Shimano from? Is US online pricing better than getting Keystone at LBS?

Id say its still Jenson for Shimano, not sure about SRAM. Jenson has free shipping at $150USD and has all fees and taxes paid up front. TBS Bike Parts has some of both Shimano and SRAM, but the inventory is usually a bit more limited. Worth a look in case they happen to have what you need.

June 3, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: Replacing bearings on SRAM MTH746 rear hub

https://cycling.endurobearings.com/products/mrf3041-44llb

Out of stock right now, but looks like they actually have them on their list of orderable bearings.

June 1, 2022, 11:39 a.m.
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Re: Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

I think many workplaces are struggling with this right now. I dont think there is an easy answer. Some workers are more comfortable and productive working at home, and the employer wants people on site working in the office that they are paying for. I dont think either of those requests are unfair. I know some businesses have implemented a '2 or 3 days a week' policy that works for some people, but seemingly not for others. Im not sure what the best compromise is.

May 30, 2022, 11:12 a.m.
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Re: Texas school shooting - 18 elementary kids dead.

Posted by: heckler

lol, that's when school shootings started.

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. It was ratified on December 15, 1791

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Id have no problem with keeping the Second Amendment as is, IF they still had the guns from 1791. Muskets and flintlocks aren't really designed for mass shooting situations.

May 19, 2022, 2:42 p.m.
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Re: How far do you or would you commute to work by bike? Even in wet weather?

Head winds are unpredictable and varied. The hills I encounter, are the same ones everyday, so I know what to expect. Headwinds are definitely more evil.

May 19, 2022, 2:14 p.m.
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Re: How far do you or would you commute to work by bike? Even in wet weather?

No outrage, just an observation.

May 19, 2022, 8:42 a.m.
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Re: How far do you or would you commute to work by bike? Even in wet weather?

Theoretically RadPower bikes are limited to 32kph. Does this hack still work on them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve6_pvAvuRg&t=4s

If so, id say there is an argument they aren't a class 1 bike anymore. That hack is/was built right into the software provided by the company.

May 16, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
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Re: Are parts becoming a bit more available?

I managed to pick up a set of XT 4-pot brakes (with metal pads!) from a local shop on sale for a very fair price. All the online places were more expensive, and came with the crappy resin pads.

May 10, 2022, 8:53 a.m.
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Re: The Decline of Vancouver.

I've never heard the term 'garden suite' used as the definition XXX_er has found above. To me a garden suite was always a basement/ground floor suite that had a walk out into the garden. Interesting to see that the real definition is something quite different.  I'm assuming this would be the same as  'coach house' or 'laneway house', which is how I have heard them referred to here in Vancouver.

March 31, 2022, 10:21 p.m.
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Re: No fault insurance = open season on cyclists?

The rear facing cam would be nice, but dashcams require a 12V source unless I am mistaken? A gopro 360 would cover all the bases I guess.....

March 31, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
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Re: No fault insurance = open season on cyclists?

Ive been thinking about getting a gopro or similar just to help mitigate this type of incident should it occur on my commute. Does anyone else ride their commute with one? The amount of stupid crap I see daily on my commute is probably enough to make a some submissions to 'Vancouvers Worst Drivers' YouTube channel. If the worst does happen, at least you would have a video record of it if you survive.  Then you also might be able to put up a fight so as not to be screwed over by ICBC like this guy.

Dashcams for cars seem to work, helmet cams for the commutes?

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