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Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-15-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,934
Posted By seat_boy
Cyclists talk a lot about weight because it is...

Cyclists talk a lot about weight because it is easy to measure objectively, and lighter must be better, right? But some basic math shows the misconception:

170 lb rider + 30 lb bike = 200 lb. You...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-24-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,780
Posted By seat_boy
It's funny that the frame that started off the...

It's funny that the frame that started off the "29er with drop bars" thread is a 26er.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,048
Posted By seat_boy
2nd this. Buy the fattest Compass tire that can...

2nd this. Buy the fattest Compass tire that can fit.

I would ignore any steel drum rolling resistance test results you come across, unless you often ghost ride your bike on steel drums.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-14-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By seat_boy
Because roads are rough. The vibration from the...

Because roads are rough. The vibration from the rough road causes energy loss, which is more efficiently absorbed by a softer, fatter tire. If you ride a skinny tire at high pressure, the energy is...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-14-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By seat_boy
Testing has shown the puncture protection almost...

Testing has shown the puncture protection almost always makes for a slow tire. If you're concerned about punctures, tubeless might be a better way.

Higher pressures can also make for a slower...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 01-03-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By seat_boy
Why do you want to upgrade your drivetrain?

Why do you want to upgrade your drivetrain?
Forum: Touring 10-05-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
Just a quick update, I've decided to sell my...

Just a quick update, I've decided to sell my Camargue frameset (it's what I do):

Bikes and Playgrounds: The For Sale Post (http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-for-sale-post.html)
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-10-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,955
Posted By seat_boy
Nice looking bike, but it's a clear, repeat...

Nice looking bike, but it's a clear, repeat violation of the "drive side photo" rule. :)
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-07-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By seat_boy
I had some Ergon type grips, and really didn't...

I had some Ergon type grips, and really didn't like them. Too big and chunky, and I have big hands. So you're not alone there.

If you want to try a narrower bar, it's very easy: just loosen your...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-06-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,879
Posted By seat_boy
That's a great looking bike... how do you like...

That's a great looking bike... how do you like the fit on the Vaya? I thought about one for a flat bar bike, but the reach is very short, especially compared to a Sirrus.

For example, in my XL...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-05-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By seat_boy
Comfort is mostly pressure and size. Size is...

Comfort is mostly pressure and size. Size is roughly approximated by a circle's area, so going from 38mm to 35mm will be about a 15% reduction in volume. That's somewhat significant.

Also...
Forum: Touring 06-30-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By seat_boy
I'm going to agree with the "neither" crowd....

I'm going to agree with the "neither" crowd. Pedals won't make any difference in efficiency, and converting flats to drops is a big deal that may or may not give you an end result that you like...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-28-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By seat_boy
I tried a dropper post, and I really didn't like...

I tried a dropper post, and I really didn't like it. It made me nervous to suddenly lose the reference point of the seat between my thighs. Then again, I've been biking for years, and I'm used to...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-28-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By seat_boy
I have some of those Shimano platformy pedals,...

I have some of those Shimano platformy pedals, and I don't find the cage part to be of any use. Since the pedal is higher than the cage, when I'm unclipped, I'm just balancing on the high part of the...
Forum: Touring 06-15-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By seat_boy
So you went 20 miles with no load? That's a ride,...

So you went 20 miles with no load? That's a ride, not a "mini tour."
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-14-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By seat_boy
Yes, you'll find a harsher ride that may make you...

Yes, you'll find a harsher ride that may make you think it's faster.
Forum: Touring 06-08-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By seat_boy
John Bryan state park is a few miles off the main...

John Bryan state park is a few miles off the main trail, but the roads between are pretty nice. I wouldn't have a concern riding with kids in a trail-a-bike on this road.
Forum: Touring 05-07-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
Thanks for the comment! I really like the...

Thanks for the comment!

I really like the bars. Compared to a drop bar, the primary riding better supports a larger part of my hand, and the braking is much better, since I'm activating the tip of...
Forum: Touring 05-05-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
The Rivendell/Nitto Albastache...

The Rivendell/Nitto Albastache (http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/hb3a.htm). As mentioned above. Twice.
Forum: Touring 05-05-15, 04:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
It's a Jandd, like this one....

It's a Jandd, like this one. (http://www.amazon.com/Jandd-Frame-Pack-Black/dp/B000FLWSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430823210&sr=8-1&keywords=jandd+frame+bag)
Forum: Touring 05-04-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
Just a small update on my Camargue. I'm...

Just a small update on my Camargue. I'm appreciating this bike more as I ride it more, and I liked the Albastache bars enough that I finally invested in a double layer of tape (cloth tape over fake...
Forum: Touring 03-04-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
Thanks for the compliment! The bag is a...

Thanks for the compliment!

The bag is a Carradice Super C (http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=type&product_id=33). It's made of traditional waxed canvas, but has easy to...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-14-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By seat_boy
Agree with that, 1-1/8" threaded was pretty much...

Agree with that, 1-1/8" threaded was pretty much a dead end construction.
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-13-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By seat_boy
You need something like this: Universal...

You need something like this:

Universal Cycles -- Dimension Rigid Non Disc Fork (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=35881&category=703)

You could either get another...
Forum: Touring 02-13-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,152
Posted By seat_boy
It looks super clean in the above picture only...

It looks super clean in the above picture only because I don't have a light installed. Typically, I just wrap the wire around the fork blade, very un-constructeur like.
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