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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-08-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,937
Posted By waxnomadic
333653 I just got this Vaude seatpost bag on...

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I just got this Vaude seatpost bag on clearance at Rei's outlet site. It's working great so far for my commute and can accommodate a full set of work clothes plus other essentials. It uses...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By waxnomadic
Come to think of it, the 5mm clearance would only...

Come to think of it, the 5mm clearance would only be a problem with the tire height and not width, since each side would only need to accommodate 2.5mm in a perfect world. Is it reasonable to assume...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By waxnomadic
It's too close to tell. I have 23c Ultra Sports...

It's too close to tell. I have 23c Ultra Sports on there now that look to have maybe 5mm clearance all around. So...it would be close. Maybe too close. Perhaps I should stick with 25c, and that way I...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By waxnomadic
28c Gatorskins on 2001 Lemond Zurich?

I've searched the web as much as possible but haven't been able to find a definitive answer on whether 28c tires (Gatorskins, specifically, which run small) will work on a 2001 Zurich. The front...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-29-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,701
Posted By waxnomadic
I would appreciate some pictures! I had just...

I would appreciate some pictures! I had just about written off the Xootr for this application but now may reconsider. I'm looking for a more family-oriented option to my current road bike and would...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-14-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,701
Posted By waxnomadic
Can any of you Xootr folks make an educated guess...

Can any of you Xootr folks make an educated guess as to whether a front child seat, such as an Ibert, might work on a Swift? I would think that the steerer tube could maybe handle the weight, but I...
Forum: Touring 06-25-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By waxnomadic
Too small for you (or me) but here is a screaming...

Too small for you (or me) but here is a screaming deal: http://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/3074875868.html
Forum: Southeast 06-16-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By waxnomadic
American Tobacco Trail?

American Tobacco Trail?
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-16-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,920
Posted By waxnomadic
This is a timely post for me since I've been...

This is a timely post for me since I've been using the standard double (52/39) that came with my Lemond Zurich for a few months now, with 12-25 cassette, and am needing lower gearing. I've been...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-12-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,935
Posted By waxnomadic
How about http://tourdivide.org/ ... equally...

How about http://tourdivide.org/ ... equally crappy and out-of-date. That race supposedly started last Friday, as well, but you can't tell from the website.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By waxnomadic
2001 Zurich. I think it's around 21-22 pounds.

2001 Zurich. I think it's around 21-22 pounds.
Forum: Touring 05-25-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By waxnomadic
I don't have any statistical evidence but can say...

I don't have any statistical evidence but can say that this is exactly what happened to me. I began running in Vibrams to train for an upcoming race, and was building my mileage gradually, but still...
Forum: For Sale 01-15-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,296
Sticky saddle swap
Views: 245,335
Posted By waxnomadic
Want to trade: Brooks Champion Flyer for Brooks...

Want to trade: Brooks Champion Flyer for Brooks B17. Just want to shed a little weight...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-17-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,343
Posted By waxnomadic
The Speed looks similar to my Downtube Nova in...

The Speed looks similar to my Downtube Nova in that the chainring is integrated to the crankarm, so if you want a bigger chainring you'll have to get a whole new crankset, whereas the Uno is...
Forum: Commuting 11-20-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By waxnomadic
If you don't like making stuff you can buy some...

If you don't like making stuff you can buy some of THESE (http://www.aerostich.com/off-and-riding/gloves/glove-accessories/aerostich-veewipe-squeegee.html).
Forum: Commuting 09-15-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,946
Posted By waxnomadic
That's what I meant...thanks for correcting.

That's what I meant...thanks for correcting.
Forum: Commuting 09-15-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,946
Posted By waxnomadic
Forgot to say...one thing I really like about...

Forgot to say...one thing I really like about de-volving to singlespeed is that you really get the opportunity to experiment and find the one most ideal gear for your particular body/bike/situation. ...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,946
Posted By waxnomadic
I've been riding singlespeed for only 6 months or...

I've been riding singlespeed for only 6 months or so and love the simplicity but am feeling the need for slightly more of a gearing range. One option I'm considering is a 2-speed hub (Shimano...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By waxnomadic
No, but I've been tempted. Keep us posted on how...

No, but I've been tempted. Keep us posted on how you like it. You're the guinea pig...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-01-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,096
Posted By waxnomadic
Has anyone used a Duomatic without the coaster...

Has anyone used a Duomatic without the coaster brake? Is it possible to backpedal at all like a normal freewheeled bike, or is the shifting business too weird to even do it? I mean...is there any...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-26-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,064
Posted By waxnomadic
Just a Downtube Nova I got for tinkering with. I...

Just a Downtube Nova I got for tinkering with. I don't much care for derailleurs so did the single-speed thing (a little tricky finding a "magic gear" but works okay). I really like the Bike Friday...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-26-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 181,139
Posted By waxnomadic
$50 Bickerton in Raleigh, NC, if anyone's looking...

$50 Bickerton in Raleigh, NC, if anyone's looking for such a thing:
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1917532266.html
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-26-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,064
Posted By waxnomadic
I'm seeing the pictures fine...beautiful. I've...

I'm seeing the pictures fine...beautiful. I've got a poor-man's version of your bike (although not fixed, at the moment):

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Yours is much nicer, though. Let me know if you end up not...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-24-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 420,646
Posted By waxnomadic
Single-Speed Nova

Another Nova, converted to single-speed (using a magic gear of 53/15). Custom "landscape" decal/paint scheme. Great for around-town commuting but I might install a 3-speed hub for longer rides in...
Forum: Touring 08-19-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,282
Posted By waxnomadic
I've found that when I got down to the lowest...

I've found that when I got down to the lowest gear (a little over 4 mph), especially on steep forest roads, I'd rather just walk the bike. Walking is a welcome change after hours of pedaling, using...
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