Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 426 of 518 FirstFirst ... 326376416424425426427428436476 ... LastLast
Results 10,626 to 10,650 of 12946
  1. #10626
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just finished building up this Velo Orange Campeur. Am pleased with how I solved the problem of my rear bag rubbing against the brake cable. I set up a Sunlit mini front rack on the rear and the bottom bag strap perfectly attaches to it! Keeps it off and the color matches on my bike.
    IMG_1920.jpg
    "To me, it's always a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, 'Hey, can you give me a hand?,' you can say, 'Sorry, got these sacks.'"

    -- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts]

  2. #10627
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts
    126
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    ok, ok... it's fixed! I was in a hurry to get the fenders on and didn't want to mess with shortening the rods - did it yesterday with my handy dremel. Also added power grips and swapped out the stem for one a little less aggressive.

    Attachment 294647 Better!
    Hey,

    That pedal set up u have there caught my eye! could u take some pictures that show how the set up is?

  3. #10628
    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Basso Coral, Cannondale H400, Giant ATX 760
    Posts
    935
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
    Hey,

    That pedal set up u have there caught my eye! could u take some pictures that show how the set up is?
    Sure thing! They're Power Grips and I've been using them for many years. These happen to be the argyle version, only because I found a used set at the local bike co-op (after I'd already bought another set from Amazon!). I don't understand why more people don't use them, but guess I'm weird. I introduced my son (a dedicated bike only transportation guy) and he loves them too. Must be genetic
    IMAG0636.jpgIMAG0635.jpg
    I'm slow, go around

  4. #10629
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,870
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoWretch View Post
    Wow, that's a dinosaur!

    (Someone had to say it!)

  5. #10630
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,870
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    I introduced my son (a dedicated bike only transportation guy) and he loves them too. Must be genetic
    I wish my sons (20 and 17yrs) would enjoy cycling as much as I do.

  6. #10631
    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Basso Coral, Cannondale H400, Giant ATX 760
    Posts
    935
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    I wish my sons (20 and 17yrs) would enjoy cycling as much as I do.
    well, careful what you wish for - he's 19, never had a driver's license (refuses to get one) which seriously limits my prospects of getting him outta my house!
    I'm slow, go around

  7. #10632
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    I rode it in the rain awhile ago. The disc brake still amazes me.


    Nice! I got a SuperSport DBX as well! Had to rebuild the wheels as the hubs started leaking grease and the rims were a bit shoddy. Which fenders are those? I can't for the life of me find full coverage fenders that will mount to the seat stays with my rack already accommodating the eyelets. Those look like they fit the bill of what I need.

  8. #10633
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,870
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    well, careful what you wish for - he's 19, never had a driver's license (refuses to get one) which seriously limits my prospects of getting him outta my house!
    Getting them on bikes would enable me to sell our 2nd car although I don't know what they look like, I rarely get to use the cars right now, my requests either get bumped or when my turn comes up, I head out to the driveway to find it empty.

  9. #10634
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    My every day commuter is a Schwinn Super Sport DBX. Headlight: Gloworm X2, Tail lights: PBSF, Moon Shield, Moon Comet

  10. #10635
    Senior Member DVC45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Paramount '91, Downtube Nova and I want more! :)
    Posts
    3,713
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gn0me View Post
    Nice! I got a SuperSport DBX as well! Had to rebuild the wheels as the hubs started leaking grease and the rims were a bit shoddy. Which fenders are those? I can't for the life of me find full coverage fenders that will mount to the seat stays with my rack already accommodating the eyelets. Those look like they fit the bill of what I need.
    The fenders are the ones that uses rubber bands for attachments (Planet Bike SpeedEZ). The top, seat stay mount is done with zip ties.

    This is a "franken build". I got the frame on sale from Nashbar ($75), everything else is either from eBay, CL or bike swaps.

    The Avid BB7 disc brakes are phenominal.
    Last edited by DVC45; 02-02-13 at 12:34 AM.

  11. #10636
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts
    126
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    Sure thing! They're Power Grips and I've been using them for many years. These happen to be the argyle version, only because I found a used set at the local bike co-op (after I'd already bought another set from Amazon!). I don't understand why more people don't use them, but guess I'm weird. I introduced my son (a dedicated bike only transportation guy) and he loves them too. Must be genetic
    IMAG0636.jpgIMAG0635.jpg
    Thanks for the quick reply man!

    Those look quite tempting. And right now that is cold as hell I would like to do something for the bike instead of "on" it

  12. #10637
    Seņor Member cali_axela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    Tommaso Superleggera, BAMF Piledriver (fixed commuter), Santa Cruz Superlight
    Posts
    314
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Can you give the specs on that (frame, wheels, tires, etc)? Very cool bike.
    Haha, thanks. You know it's funny, I get more compliments on this bike both in person and online than any others, but it's by far the cheapest one in my stable and nothing on it is really that nice. It's a BAMF Piledriver from Giantnerd.com: http://www.giantnerd.com/bamf-piledr...rban-bike.html -- I got it on a closeout deal for about $300 shipped on a whim, just to see what it's like to have a fixed gear bike. Turns out, it's pretty great, I commute on it about 90% of the time now.

    The tires are 700x40 Kenda Kwests, they came stock, as did the cool looking (but complete boat anchor) generic deep V wheelset with Quando hubs. All I replaced, were the stock riser bars and weirdly long stem and tiny BMX brake lever, with a shorter Soma Shotwell stem, Soma bullhorns, and a Tektro cross lever. Added some 105 pedals I got a great deal on via CL, new Planet Bike Cascadia 45mm hybrid fenders, new Light & Motion VIS 180 tail light, and threw on an old Timbuk2 saddle bag. I also have a frame-fit pump for it now, Zefal HPX classic.

    It weighs upwards of 26lbs as configured which is a bit ridiculous... cheapo steel frame. But it rides surprisingly well and hasn't given me any problems yet; got it in September and have put around 1000 miles on it so far.
    Last edited by cali_axela; 01-23-13 at 05:34 PM.

  13. #10638
    Senior Member tommyblair22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wilmington NC
    My Bikes
    1987 Miyata 1000 LT, 1992 Paletti Lightning, 1994-5 DBR Prevail TT
    Posts
    105
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1987 Miyata 1000LT
    20 Mile round trip commute, weather permitting
    No commuting in the rain = no fenders.

    miyata 1000-1.jpg
    Sustainable development is like teenage sex- everyone claims they're doing it, but most people aren't and those that are are doing it very badly

  14. #10639
    Slob GrouchoWretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    My Bikes
    1970s AMF Roadmaster 3 speed, Bianchi Volpe, 2012 GT Zum City
    Posts
    497
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Wow, that's a dinosaur!

    (Someone had to say it!)
    Both specimens were unearthed somewhere around the K-T Boundary.
    1970s AMF Roadmaster 3-speed
    2012 GT Zum City

  15. #10640
    Senior Member megalowmatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    North County San Diego
    Posts
    1,596
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cali - thanks for the response. Pretty cool it's pretty much stock. It's a great looking bike.

  16. #10641
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,824
    Mentioned
    115 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Also, the vendor's description is good for a chuckle or two.

    26 pounds is pretty light, especially for a commuter bike. I like to ride fixed sometimes, but I'm not a fixed-gear zealot. I'm slowly building a lightweight fixie, using a 1974 Raleigh International frame-set. It's full Reynolds 531 and pretty light.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  17. #10642
    Back to Biking stedanrac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Carlisle, MA
    My Bikes
    Surley LHT, Salsa Casseroll, Vintage Trek 830 MTB
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here are some pictures of a Surly Ogre that is my new commuter. The build includes a Rohloff IGH, Dynohub, White Industries crank, Velocity Blunt rims, Avid BB7 brakes. The frame is 24" and it came in at 36.75lbs. The build replaces a LHT and after about 300 miles I find it just as fast (or slow and more fun.


















  18. #10643
    Senior Member aceofspaids's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stedanrac View Post
    Here are some pictures of a Surly Ogre that is my new commuter. The build includes a Rohloff IGH, Dynohub, White Industries crank, Velocity Blunt rims, Avid BB7 brakes. The frame is 24" and it came in at 36.75lbs. The build replaces a LHT and after about 300 miles I find it just as fast (or slow and more fun.

















    That's a fantastic build, but nothing could ever replace my LHT.

  19. #10644
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    14,022
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My '94 Nishiki Sport XRS, on my commute today (36 miles round trip)

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

  20. #10645
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    So. California
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300, Univega Alpina Sport...
    Posts
    105
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    My '94 Nishiki Sport XRS, on my commute today (36 miles round trip)


    Schweeeeeet!!

  21. #10646
    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Basso Coral, Cannondale H400, Giant ATX 760
    Posts
    935
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    My '94 Nishiki Sport XRS, on my commute today (36 miles round trip)
    +1 on mrlassiter's comment... Schweeeeeet!! I'm starting to get a Brooks saddle complex
    I'm slow, go around

  22. #10647
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    14,022
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got 6 bikes, and 5 of them have Brooks saddles. The one on the Nishiki I bought new, but three of the ones on my other bikes I picked up cheap off Craigslist, swap meets, etc.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

  23. #10648
    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Basso Coral, Cannondale H400, Giant ATX 760
    Posts
    935
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    I've got 6 bikes, and 5 of them have Brooks saddles. The one on the Nishiki I bought new, but three of the ones on my other bikes I picked up cheap off Craigslist, swap meets, etc.
    doesn't that defeat the "breaking into your butt" thing?!
    I'm slow, go around

  24. #10649
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My Masi CX Uno.


  25. #10650
    Slob GrouchoWretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    My Bikes
    1970s AMF Roadmaster 3 speed, Bianchi Volpe, 2012 GT Zum City
    Posts
    497
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Zazzix fruzz blatz.

    Just picked up this 2012 GT Zum City Bike from Performance. Ship to store, they waive shipping and put it together for you. $300 + sales tax, out the door.

    Single 46t chainring, 8 speed cassette 10-30t. Tires are 700 x 40c, fat enough for the trails, not bad at all on the road. I think they smooth things out a bit compared to skinny tires.

    The low gear gets me up the hills that have been my bete noir up to now. That was my main worry. And the top gear is tall, tall. Plenty of steps between. I love riding this thing more than I expected to.

    As you can see, I have already put some junk on it.

    gt-zum-01.jpggt-zum-02.jpg
    1970s AMF Roadmaster 3-speed
    2012 GT Zum City

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •