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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-11-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By mbryant52
I read the Peter White article, which reinforced...

I read the Peter White article, which reinforced what I already know about fitting.

I also used the Zinn fit calculator, and interestingly the results corresponded almost perfectly with the stock...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-07-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By mbryant52
Already using the VO seat post... Thinking about...

Already using the VO seat post... Thinking about a 64cm Soma ES, although I do think I would prefer the slacker seat angle of the San Marcos...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-06-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By mbryant52
Steel frame with relaxed geometry for tall rider with long femurs?

My current road bike is too small for me (62cm Soma Smoothie). By my estimation, I need a 64cm seat tube and 600ish mm theoretical top tube. I would like more relaxed geometry as well, such as a 72.5...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-06-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By mbryant52
C&V bike for tall road rider seeking relaxed geometry?

My current road bike is too small for me (62cm Soma Smoothie). By my estimation, I need a 64cm seat tube and 600ish mm theoretical top tube. I would like more relaxed geometry as well, such as a 72.5...
Forum: Commuting 10-06-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,748
Posted By mbryant52
Surly 1x1 fork. Problem solved.

Surly 1x1 fork. Problem solved.
Forum: Commuting 08-08-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 70,600
Posted By mbryant52
I have a set of 700x42 folding Continental Travel...

I have a set of 700x42 folding Continental Travel Contact tires, unused. Would like to trade for 700x45 Panaracer Fire Cross tires, or Marathon Dureme/Extreme/Mondial/XR tires. Email if interested.
Forum: Touring 07-06-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By mbryant52
I use the Parley's Summit panniers as well as a...

I use the Parley's Summit panniers as well as a set of Lone Peak Foothill panniers. Both are great, although I prefer the vertical strapping system of the Foothills. Lone Peak quality is high, and I...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-12, 12:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 70,600
Posted By mbryant52
I'll post pictures soon, but I have for trade: ...

I'll post pictures soon, but I have for trade:

700x50 Berthoud stainless steel fenders
Pletscher two-legged kickstand
Velo Orange steering stabilizer

I'm looking for 700x40+ tires, perhaps...
Forum: Commuting 05-11-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By mbryant52
Quality blog. You get my thumbs up of the day.

Quality blog. You get my thumbs up of the day.
Forum: Touring 04-19-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By mbryant52
Awesome. Touring from your front door is the...

Awesome. Touring from your front door is the best. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Touring 04-10-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By mbryant52
Awesome! How'd you like your little bike?

Awesome! How'd you like your little bike?
Forum: Commuting 04-09-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,056
Posted By mbryant52
Which is why you should be making other people's...

Which is why you should be making other people's decisions for them, right? That's what this thread is about, isn't it? You trying to tell other people what to do and not do?

You may think...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-24-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By mbryant52
1995 Ibis Easy Street

That is what I have here, isn't it? It was passed onto my wife and I and unfortunately does not fit us. I believe it is a 58/52. It's a super nice ride and in amazing condition. I believe it came...
Forum: Commuting 03-19-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By mbryant52
I don't think leveling your rack will give you...

I don't think leveling your rack will give you more heel clearance. Just by looking at it you can tell that leveling it will bring it forward, reducing your heel clearance.

To be honest, your only...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By mbryant52
In heavy rain I wear a lightweight nylon hat with...

In heavy rain I wear a lightweight nylon hat with full bill under my helmet. Keeps my hair relatively dry and water out of my eyes.

Has anyone else fantasized about a full-face mask for torrential...
Forum: Touring 02-14-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,994
Posted By mbryant52
Can I recommend v-brakes instead of cantilevers?...

Can I recommend v-brakes instead of cantilevers? I have used the CR-720 brakes and the Avid SD-7 brakes on my LHT are way more powerful -- important while hauling a heavy touring load. You would,...
Forum: Touring 02-09-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,386
Posted By mbryant52
I also have been considering the Overdrive...

I also have been considering the Overdrive Elites. I haven't been able to find many firsthand reviews. The tread looks similar to Marathon XR to me. Nice weight.
Forum: Touring 01-21-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,386
Posted By mbryant52
If anyone is interested in a lightly used set of...

If anyone is interested in a lightly used set of Marathon Extremes, I have a pair listed on ebay for $40: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280810627093&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Forum: Commuting 12-09-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By mbryant52
I switched from 2.0 Big Apples to 1.5 Panaracer...

I switched from 2.0 Big Apples to 1.5 Panaracer Paselas -- much lighter, livelier, and they certainly feel faster.
Forum: Commuting 12-06-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,905
Posted By mbryant52
I, for one, would like to thank you for doing...

I, for one, would like to thank you for doing that.
Forum: Commuting 12-06-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,905
Posted By mbryant52
Slow down there. You do have to be more...

Slow down there. You do have to be more determined than that to ride a bike, but there's no reason to discourage him to the point of driving a car. Rather, we should encourage him to be a bit...
Forum: Commuting 11-23-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,583
Posted By mbryant52
Alright, I've got another suggestion then. While...

Alright, I've got another suggestion then. While you're trying to buy your way out of sweating, how about taking some of that excess dough or one of those underused bikes and passing it on to someone...
Forum: Commuting 11-22-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,583
Posted By mbryant52
Your Milano, which is super sweet, is too heavy...

Your Milano, which is super sweet, is too heavy and clunky for a whole whopping *6* miles each way? It's such a pig you can't manage to pedal it for 20 minutes? That's in your head, brother,...
Forum: Commuting 11-22-11, 02:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbryant52
I keep telling people the Ergon pedals are huge...

I keep telling people the Ergon pedals are huge and ugly, but comfortable and very supportive. I like the large platform and the inside lip for foot alignment, as well as the grip surface.
Forum: Commuting 11-21-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,745
Posted By mbryant52
Good pictures.

Good pictures.
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