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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-02-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By xlDooM
Wheelsets (29er) I've been looking at in this...

Wheelsets (29er) I've been looking at in this price bracket (I have not bought any, but they seem to get ok reviews):
Easton EA70 XCT (you need to find a pretty discount for these)
Easton Haven...
Forum: Commuting 07-01-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,633
Posted By xlDooM
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Commuting 07-01-13, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By xlDooM
lol the Salmon by itself doesn't sound like too...

lol the Salmon by itself doesn't sound like too much of a problem, but how do you deal with the bears fishing by the bike path?
Forum: Commuting 06-29-13, 01:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,633
Posted By xlDooM
Is it the same rack? Maybe a truck hit it and...

Is it the same rack? Maybe a truck hit it and they replaced it :P

Also, aren't there "interesting" ways to destroy a lock, say with liquid nitrogen or something to make it brittle? I can see some...
Forum: Commuting 06-26-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By xlDooM
All 10 miles of it, both edges? :P I...

All 10 miles of it, both edges? :P



I do, thanks.



Damn, that is even worse. You can probably feel those through the bars as you go over them...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-26-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By xlDooM
Update to this problem: we will never know if the...

Update to this problem: we will never know if the new chain would have fixed it, because in the 200 miles I rode before I got around to ordering a new chain, the problem gradually disappeared. I...
Forum: Commuting 06-26-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By xlDooM
Snail dodging

Most of my commute is on a bike path that runs between two strips of grass. On nice sunny mornings like today, there will be hundreds of naked snails migrating from one grass strip to the other over...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-26-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By xlDooM
From a comfort point of view I understand your...

From a comfort point of view I understand your question. But from a speed point of view, the 29er tire hits low obstacles at a smaller angle and therefore rolls over them better (meaning you will...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By xlDooM
To be a fair comparison, you would have to...

To be a fair comparison, you would have to replace it by "full carbon $4k time trial bicycle". And even then it wouldn't be really fair, because the $4k bike will be measurably faster than a beat-up...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-13, 12:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,344
Posted By xlDooM
I don't read poems in my head when drivers annoy...

I don't read poems in my head when drivers annoy me. I get all pissed off and ride 5mph faster for a mile afterwards, then feel smug about my pace.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,117
Posted By xlDooM
It seems most things have been covered by the...

It seems most things have been covered by the excellent analysis of prathmann. I can think of one more thing. An exact head- or tailwind is unlikely. As soon as the wind is coming from the side, you...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-23-13, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By xlDooM
I don't think 26" wheels are going anywhere....

I don't think 26" wheels are going anywhere. They'll still be available in five years time for sure, and for the usage you describe I don't see how she will ever bend or break a wheel so I wouldn't...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-22-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By xlDooM
Great video. Thoroughly enjoyed that!

Great video. Thoroughly enjoyed that!
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-22-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By xlDooM
My 29er just nips under 30 after I've thrown away...

My 29er just nips under 30 after I've thrown away the front derailer, shifter and 2 chainrings... I do ride heavy big apples though, so I can save there, and neither my wheels or fork are light. $900...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By xlDooM
Spot on. Add the longevity of the battery pack...

Spot on. Add the longevity of the battery pack (industry consensus is you may get 12 years out of them) and the picture worsens even more. How many new cars are thrown away after 12 years? That's why...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By xlDooM
A prius makes no rational sense by any objective...

A prius makes no rational sense by any objective criterion you care to think of, so it's no surprise the buyers tend to be morons.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-21-13, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By xlDooM
I recently installed a double-guard alfine crank...

I recently installed a double-guard alfine crank on a 7speed bike and the guards did not hinder shift performance. If the ring is centered with relation to the freewheel, the chain will not rub the...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,182
Posted By xlDooM
Yes you should go see a doctor. But it is most...

Yes you should go see a doctor. But it is most likely just an inflammation where your pecs attach to the sternum as has been suggested.
Forum: Commuting 06-18-13, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By xlDooM
I have a fixed gear road bike I bought for $30...

I have a fixed gear road bike I bought for $30 that I use just for this purpose. I never lock it, fixed gear bikes are so uncommon around my town that any would-be thief is going to get thrown over...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-13, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By xlDooM
Jam a screwdriver in the groove to lock it and...

Jam a screwdriver in the groove to lock it and remove the bolt from the back?
Forum: Commuting 06-17-13, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By xlDooM
Brackets? It's a piece of metal... It needs to...

Brackets? It's a piece of metal... It needs to support only 20 pounds (each), you can buy some steel stock and saw and bend it yourself.

I like the front wheel mount method better though. I have 3...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By xlDooM
Sram XX1 crank in BB30 68mm

I am looking into building a bike with the nice XX1 crankset. The frame it goes into has a BB30 with 68mm shell width though. I thought the standard for mtb BB30 was 73mm. Will this affect the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-12-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,901
Posted By xlDooM
lol the mtb forum is awesome nowadays, you can...

lol the mtb forum is awesome nowadays, you can launch a ****storm with any thread

On topic though: I bought a 29er mtb specifically for my commute. I put big apples on it (is that enough for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-06-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By xlDooM
I recently installed an alfine crankset on my...

I recently installed an alfine crankset on my dad's bike (3x7 to 1x7). It seems to have some wobble, I'd say between 0.5mm and 1mm. It's easy to spot since the chainring is so close to the chainstay....
Forum: Commuting 06-06-13, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,572
Posted By xlDooM
Rode home at midnight yesterday. Made good time...

Rode home at midnight yesterday. Made good time to break my all time record for two-way average :) Getting up a mere 5 hours later to get back on the bike to work was less fun. Still, nice weather,...
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