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Forum: Commuting 10-28-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,641
Posted By Abneycat
This particular fork is a version of the lefty...

This particular fork is a version of the lefty called the solo. There's a version with suspension and one that's purely rigid - the solo is a bit interesting, I think it's the first iteration of the...
Forum: Commuting 09-13-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By Abneycat
As an owner of a Tubus Cosmo, I think it's an...

As an owner of a Tubus Cosmo, I think it's an awesomely strong and well designed rack. It's hard to tell from some photos online, but it isn't actually chrome / polished. It's just a nice bright...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-28-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By Abneycat
That isn't exactly how it works. You need the...

That isn't exactly how it works. You need the correct bottom bracket type to fit your shell threading and width (which is 68mm english on the Big Dummy),

But then the spindle length is dependent...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-23-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By Abneycat
There's a normal kickstand plate on the Halsted,...

There's a normal kickstand plate on the Halsted, and on all of Civia's bikes save for the Hyland. As for why the Hyland was designed with the kickstand as such, I don't know.

The HPM Express is a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-23-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By Abneycat
Psst. It had to happen eventually. It just did :)...

Psst. It had to happen eventually. It just did :)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Civia-Cycles/76537914685#!/media/set/?set=a.10150203296979686.328751.76537914685...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-19-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By Abneycat
Hey, a quick update on this! I went to the shop...

Hey, a quick update on this! I went to the shop today and tried the bike out - long story short, I liked it enough to buy one. So, expect a short term review soon!
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-14-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Abneycat
Hub brakes such as disc, drum and roller brakes...

Hub brakes such as disc, drum and roller brakes all offer improved all-weather use and have lower maintenance.

Disc brakes are preferable for use in extremely hilly (mountainous) areas over other...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-10-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,113
Posted By Abneycat
Well, I personally have a medium sized PAC...

Well, I personally have a medium sized PAC messenger bag that I just throw in the front of the bike, if I want to throw something really big in there, the PAC can then be worn. That's just what I...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-06-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,858
Posted By Abneycat
I have used all 4. Personally, I find the...

I have used all 4.

Personally, I find the Ute okay, but not something I'd personally consider. Yes, it comes in nicely equipped at a decent price tag and it looks pretty attractive, but it isn't...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-05-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,113
Posted By Abneycat
Hello, sorry for the slow reply! I have not been...

Hello, sorry for the slow reply! I have not been on Bikeforums a lot lately.

In a similar category, I looked at the Civia Loring and the Trek Belleville. In the end, I am happy with the choice of...
Forum: Commuting 04-10-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By Abneycat
I was really stoked to get this bike for quite a...

I was really stoked to get this bike for quite a while, ended up going for a Globe Live instead. But the other month, one of them finally came in stock here in Calgary, so I went to go look anyways....
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-29-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Abneycat
We have a shop like this in Calgary, AB, Canada...

We have a shop like this in Calgary, AB, Canada too :)

http://bikebike.ca/

These kinds of shops are totally sweet. I hope to see more and more!
Forum: Commuting 03-23-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,169
Posted By Abneycat
You are entirely correct about the Globe Live....

You are entirely correct about the Globe Live. The fork is a high offset fork, and the head angle is steep. The idea is to give the bike a low trail which is intentionally done in order to provide...
Forum: Commuting 03-22-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Abneycat
I have a set of the Mary bars, and they're pretty...

I have a set of the Mary bars, and they're pretty close to what you are describing. Hands come in, but not parallel - the design puts your hands in the same spot as if you were using a flat or riser...
Forum: Commuting 03-22-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,169
Posted By Abneycat
I've seen the Brodie Pax in person and take a...

I've seen the Brodie Pax in person and take a look at it (seemed okay!), although I unfortunately never rode it. I did ride the Section 7 and Section 8, which are very similar bikes save for having...
Forum: Commuting 02-25-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,126
Posted By Abneycat
My personal experience with the SMP has been...

My personal experience with the SMP has been extremely good. I've found them a bit harsher to ride on than the average touring tire, but they're not unbearable and they are extremely robust.
Forum: Living Car Free 02-20-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,562
Posted By Abneycat
My personal experience with volume was solved...

My personal experience with volume was solved initially with an Xtracycle, but is now just handled by a front carrier. I've got a Globe Live 2, which is a bike with an integrated heavier duty front...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-20-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,744
Posted By Abneycat
I'm going to just presume this is the bike, since...

I'm going to just presume this is the bike, since it wasn't mentioned?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/basecamp_1.htm

Suspension Fork SunTour long travel, preload adjustable
...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-17-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,085
Posted By Abneycat
I convinced my mom to buy me a mountain bike when...

I convinced my mom to buy me a mountain bike when I was about 13. It was a "Dunlop Spyder" from a Sport Chek. Terrible bike with too high a price tag and too little a manufacturing standard. In...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-14-11, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Abneycat
Voodoo Nakisi is pretty close to what you...

Voodoo Nakisi is pretty close to what you describe. It is set up with a very interesting drop bar oriented geometry (wacky looking), but it has the rest of what you mentioned. I'd consider it if the...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-09-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,733
Posted By Abneycat
I have a 2010 Live 2 (non-mixte model), and love...

I have a 2010 Live 2 (non-mixte model), and love it. The stock saddle isn't too great, but that's typical of a lot of bikes. With a somewhat fatter saddle more appropriate for upright riding, this...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-08-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,676
Posted By Abneycat
I use pedals just like the MKS touring on my city...

I use pedals just like the MKS touring on my city bike (they might *be* MKS touring, have never bothered to look),

And I have used BMX pedals with pins on other bicycles that I have owned in the...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-08-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By Abneycat
Personally, very urban: living on the south side...

Personally, very urban: living on the south side of downtown, and working on the northern side. Work is about 12 blocks away, riding is just done to get a little morning exercise and save a few...
Forum: Commuting 02-08-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,364
Posted By Abneycat
I know what you're thinking. Did he pack six...

I know what you're thinking. Did he pack six cases of PBR into his messenger bag, or only five?
Forum: Commuting 02-02-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By Abneycat
If Topeak does not pull through for you on the...

If Topeak does not pull through for you on the replacement, i've been very happy personally with the Lezyne micro floor drive HPG. The only downside to the micro floor drive that i've experienced so...
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