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Apr
13
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
10
comment Gates Carbon Drive off-road experience?
There is a German manufacturer Maxx who sells a customisable hardtail, which allows for a gates drive. See here. It is called Jagamoasta, which is Bavarian dialect for hunting master. I've decided against such experiments and bought the Dude, also German manufacturer, which was not my focus at all ;-).
Feb
17
comment Safe to ride with Kenda 27 x 1/38 inch studded tires in snow/ice?
Commuting all year round with possibly icey conditions for around two month, for over 10 years, I'd highly recommend good tyres with spikes. With spikes, you have a very hard time on asphalt. But rather accept that than falling 2-3 times each winter (in addition, my route has steep hills where traction control is essential). In general, I've found tyres of manaufacturers close to the polar region more durable than of those, I usually buy. I've never researched whether imbedding the spikes, like you mention, makes this difference - but I follow your argument.
Feb
3
comment Gates Carbon Drive off-road experience?
This is exactly the bottom line of the answers I've got from several bike dealers, i.e. the necessary frame modification to use the Gates Drive weakens frame stability beyond a degree, where hard MTBiking is feasible from a mechanical stability point of view - even if some bike / frame manufacturers sell those.
Feb
3
accepted Gates Carbon Drive off-road experience?
Jan
30
awarded  Yearling
Jan
29
asked Gates Carbon Drive off-road experience?
Nov
26
revised chain stay protection on carbon frames
Updates according to requests from comments
Nov
24
asked chain stay protection on carbon frames
Jun
29
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
4
comment What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?
I do not weigh as much (70 kg) and, in a similar situation, decided for the carbon frame 4 month ago. I do not regret it, the driving experience ("fahrvergnügen") is excellent. However, the dealer forgot to add the chain protection to the chainstay, which I did not notice until recently. 3-5 chainsuck-events were sufficient to scratch deep into the frame.
Jan
30
accepted Seating of spikes / studded tires
Jan
28
asked Seating of spikes / studded tires
Jun
20
awarded  Scholar
Jun
20
accepted Avoid problems with ratchet straps to fasten MTB shoes
Jun
18
comment Avoid problems with ratchet straps to fasten MTB shoes
Another idea that appeared to me based on your proposal and the fact that I will move soon and cannot currently order sugru (due to the ongoing address change) is duct tape. With duct tape, I can prohibit positions where releasing the straps becomes impossible. Nevertheless, as an ex-professional material scientist, I will check out Sugru ASAP for various purposes, txs!
Jun
16
comment Avoid problems with ratchet straps to fasten MTB shoes
That could have been the solution if the small screws you're talking about would come off. I do not know whether this is a problem of wearing the shoes for around a year almost daily 1-2-3 hrs. I will follow your advice to consult corresponding professionals, txs!
Jun
15
awarded  Editor
Jun
15
comment Avoid problems with ratchet straps to fasten MTB shoes
Thanks for this proposal that will hopefully help others with this type of problem. However, in my case, I would like to refrain from anything that has a chance to decrease airflow / increase heating, see my edit.
Jun
15
revised Avoid problems with ratchet straps to fasten MTB shoes
Added explanation based on a proposal to solve the issue.