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Forum: Commuting 02-10-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14,493
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Posted By AlTheKiller
What if someone pulls out your crank bolts, and...

What if someone pulls out your crank bolts, and uses a Park Tool Crank Puller to steal your cranks, though? You gotta think of these things, man!
Forum: Commuting 02-10-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,152
Posted By AlTheKiller
It would have to be way colder than it normally...

It would have to be way colder than it normally gets around here for me to even think of wearing my bomber jacket. And even then, you usually still end up sweating a bit, and a big, bulky,...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,630
Posted By AlTheKiller
You could potentially try and lengthen some...

You could potentially try and lengthen some raceblade fenders?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/12/07/fashion/31470646.JPG

They already go about as low as many popular style of fenders,...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,393
Posted By AlTheKiller
I have ridden the past few years. I've never had...

I have ridden the past few years. I've never had to wait in line either, is that more common in big cities? My polling places usually have dozens of booths, with few people around voting. Though I do...
Forum: Commuting 02-01-16, 01:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,110
Posted By AlTheKiller
nice bikes, and the pictures make me want to move...

nice bikes, and the pictures make me want to move to toronto
Forum: Commuting 02-01-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By AlTheKiller
I have 2.25" MTB tires and just bought/installed...

I have 2.25" MTB tires and just bought/installed the 65mm Longboards. Any bike shop should be able to order them from QBP. You should probably go one size down from that, I forget what they recommend...
Forum: Commuting 01-30-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,684,271
Posted By AlTheKiller
great stable. I'd commute the hell out of any of...

great stable. I'd commute the hell out of any of those three
Forum: Commuting 01-29-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By AlTheKiller
That's what she said. ...

That's what she said.
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Forum: Commuting 01-29-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,684,271
Posted By AlTheKiller
Just did a really quick, imprecise measurement on...

Just did a really quick, imprecise measurement on the front brakes. I have about 13cm of cable from the straddle to either brake arm. That's not counting any of the horizontal cable taken up by the...
Forum: Commuting 01-29-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,729
Posted By AlTheKiller
That's the plan with my current commuter MTB. I...

That's the plan with my current commuter MTB. I had a drop bar conversion in mind for the past year, but ended up sticking with city bars and trigger shifters to keep cost down for commuting duty.
...
Forum: Commuting 01-25-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14,493
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Posted By AlTheKiller
aside from angling the new bars better, I think...

aside from angling the new bars better, I think I'm about set.

http://i.imgur.com/8qYPuEj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WFy1Aa2.jpg
Forum: Commuting 01-25-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,250
Posted By AlTheKiller
I'm finally just about happy with the commuter....

I'm finally just about happy with the commuter. New Longboards, VO Postino bars, and new cantis without the horrible post style brake pads that make adjusting a pain in my ass. Gotta play with the...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By AlTheKiller
I've seen the pure rando blog guys say the same...

I've seen the pure rando blog guys say the same thing about their favorite frames, that loading up a handlebar bag on the right bike makes it handle better. I'll have to feel it to believe it.
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Forum: Commuting 01-19-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,325
Posted By AlTheKiller
Aren't you potentially getting just as wet by...

Aren't you potentially getting just as wet by doubling your commute time in a downpour by walking vs biking? Honest question. Or is it safety that's the factor?

We've had a lot of steady showers...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By AlTheKiller
remove wheels, and get on in there with a...

remove wheels, and get on in there with a rag/scrubbing tool, and a cleaning agent of some kind
Forum: Commuting 01-19-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,684,271
Posted By AlTheKiller
got a facelift. New Velo Orange Postino bars, new...

got a facelift. New Velo Orange Postino bars, new Velo Orange headset, and probably the biggest difference are the tektro cr720 canti brakes which are a huuuuuge improvement over the janky shimano...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By AlTheKiller
Did you apply grease to the bolt before...

Did you apply grease to the bolt before attempting to reinstall? If not, always do that, especially if the threads were probably already a bit rough with corrosion. And like said above, most likely...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-16, 12:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By AlTheKiller
I'm currently ghetto mounting my rear panniers...

I'm currently ghetto mounting my rear panniers under my VO Porteur rack. While not as optimal as lowriders, it's still nice to get some essentials down low underneath, while being able to strap...
Forum: Commuting 01-12-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By AlTheKiller
It's not about the handling being bad. Especially...

It's not about the handling being bad. Especially with lighter loads. It's just... less good, for lack of a better term, than midsize front loads on many bikes. A probably even better way to describe...
Forum: Commuting 01-12-16, 12:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By AlTheKiller
I did some quick googling and found the Soma Mini...

I did some quick googling and found the Soma Mini Front Rack seems commonly available in the $20-$30 dollar range online. No experience with it, but Soma stuff is usually good. Also most bike shops...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,548
Posted By AlTheKiller
This is my "oldest"(in my possession) current...

This is my "oldest"(in my possession) current commuter. Chosen for the versatility of a cross bike, though I've come to have some qualms with typical cross geometry and commuting. It's spent most of...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,684,271
Posted By AlTheKiller
http://i.imgur.com/NDedJJq.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/NDedJJq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1FZkrAC.jpg



Funnily enough, this isn't a rare pronunciation. We get a lot of people unfamiliar with the brand in our shop who try to give...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,904
Posted By AlTheKiller
pros: small to midsize commuting loads make *MY*...

pros: small to midsize commuting loads make *MY* bikes handle less poorly compared to rear loads. Your mileage may vary.

cons: With a front rack set up you usually have less versatility for the...
Forum: Commuting 01-03-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,798
Posted By AlTheKiller
in what way are rim brakes more trouble than they...

in what way are rim brakes more trouble than they are worth for you? Just curious. I like disks and think they are great in many respects, but I know their performance advantage is usually much...
Forum: Commuting 01-03-16, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,684,271
Posted By AlTheKiller
I de-racked the faster cx commuter a month or so...

I de-racked the faster cx commuter a month or so ago... Still unsure if worth it... haha. I started doing more bumpy, rough roads and single track for recreation and ditched it. I keep a full change...
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