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Forum: Commuting 06-08-16, 11:22 AM
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Posted By blujosh
i was thinking the same thing... :bang:

i was thinking the same thing... :bang:
Forum: Commuting 06-08-16, 11:21 AM
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Views: 367
Posted By blujosh
as mentioned in the first post, the platform of...

as mentioned in the first post, the platform of the rack i saw was about 3/4 the size of a typical porteur rack (it was 4 rails as opposed to 5), and the backstop was tall and skinny and "tombstone"...
Forum: Commuting 06-08-16, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By blujosh
help me identify this front porteur/rando rack!

i saw a front rack that hit all the points on my wishlist today on a bike locked on the street but couldn't identify it.

it was like a porteur rack crossed with a rando/handlebar bag rack.

it...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-06-16, 09:59 PM
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Views: 290
Posted By blujosh
kilo tt parts to kilo wt?

I currently have a kilo TT with a front brake.
I've been considering getting a kilo WT frameset so I can run 35c tires.
besides the front brake and headset, can I transfer all the parts from my...
Forum: Commuting 12-06-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By blujosh
are the rack-mounting braze-ons for the privateer...

are the rack-mounting braze-ons for the privateer rated for a heavier load? i didn't see that listed anywhere.

also, just for reference, what size frame is that in the photo?
Forum: Commuting 11-25-15, 04:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By blujosh
what made you choose the privateer over the space...

what made you choose the privateer over the space horse? price?
Forum: Commuting 10-30-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By blujosh
the crank arm lengths for the Salsa Marrakesh are...

the crank arm lengths for the Salsa Marrakesh are listed at the bottom of the "build kit" tab: here (http://salsacycles.com/bikes/marrakesh/2016_marrakesh_deore_drop_bar)

i'd be going for a 54cm...
Forum: Commuting 10-24-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By blujosh
i would be a 52cm in a LHT which is only offered...

i would be a 52cm in a LHT which is only offered for 26" wheels, so unfortunately it wouldn't be a close comparison for me for a Marrakesh.
Forum: Commuting 10-24-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By blujosh
thanks for your description of the Aurora vs...

thanks for your description of the Aurora vs Hillborne. even though the Marrakesh is different than the Hillborne, it still definitely helps in understanding some of the geometry differences in...
Forum: Commuting 10-23-15, 02:07 PM
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Posted By blujosh
FWIW: wheel/tires will be 700c x 35, crankset...

FWIW: wheel/tires will be 700c x 35, crankset will be 170's
Forum: Commuting 10-23-15, 01:21 PM
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Posted By blujosh
BB drop effect for commuting/touring?

i'm in the market for a new (complete) bike to be used 80% of the time for commuting and long weekend rides w/ rear rack and pannier, and 20% for medium loaded touring w/ two panniers on the rear and...
Forum: Commuting 04-30-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By blujosh
I saw that via google too, just didn't understand...

I saw that via google too, just didn't understand what it meant in this context
Forum: Commuting 04-30-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By blujosh
according to the respective websites: Jamis...

according to the respective websites:

Jamis Aurora:
Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes with SST tubing diameters, double-tapered cromo stays,

Surly Cross-Check:
Surly 4130 CroMoly...
Forum: Commuting 04-30-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By blujosh
tubing/frameset: Jamis Aurora vs Surly Cross-Check

i'm looking at these two complete bikes and am wondering what people's opinions are about the framesets / tubing of each.

the geometries are similar, with the aurora being slightly shorter and...
Forum: Commuting 04-22-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By blujosh
one of my local bike shops sells the Jamis Aurora...

one of my local bike shops sells the Jamis Aurora (standard, not the elite) for $859 and i get a %15 discount at that particular store, so my price would end up being $730 before taxes.
Forum: Commuting 04-22-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By blujosh
just noticed the difference in BB heights between...

just noticed the difference in BB heights between the two models, both based, i assume on 700 x 32c wheels+tires since that's what each comes with.

49cm Fuji = 268.5mm
50cm Jamis Aurora = 286mm ...
Forum: Commuting 04-21-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By blujosh
thanks for the first hand account - that's very...

thanks for the first hand account - that's very informative!
Forum: Commuting 04-21-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By blujosh
oh, and forgive the noob question, but is RD...

oh, and forgive the noob question, but is RD referring to rear derailleur in that quote?
Forum: Commuting 04-21-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By blujosh
thanks for all the responses everyone. some...

thanks for all the responses everyone.

some follow up questions/comments:

weight:
there were a lot of mentions of the weight difference, which i also noted - it looks like they weight...
Forum: Commuting 04-21-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By blujosh
Jamis Aurora vs Fuji Touring

i asked a similar question a few months back, but i finally have the cash to make a purchase and have revised my shortlist of bikes that i'm interested in after doing some research.

i'm basically...
Forum: Commuting 11-24-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By blujosh
what do you think of the stock components on that...

what do you think of the stock components on that Fuji? are they as good as the stock parts on the complete Cross Check/LHT?
Forum: Commuting 11-23-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By blujosh
that Fuji looks pretty good in terms of geometry...

that Fuji looks pretty good in terms of geometry and price.
anyone out there own one or have any opinions on it, especially in comparison to the other bikes mentioned?
Forum: Commuting 11-17-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By blujosh
LHT vs CC vs New Albion Privateer for commuter/tourer

so, i just had my 50cm Cross Check that was built up as a rack+pannier commuter/tourer (with added granny ring to match the gearing of a LHT) stolen from me recently :(
so i've been forced back into...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-22-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By blujosh
sorry to resurrect this post from the dead, but...

sorry to resurrect this post from the dead, but this question just came up again for me.

besides the Nitto RB-002, are there any other pursuit / bullhorn bars that have come out with the rearward...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-17-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By blujosh
Surly Steamroller sizing for a 50cm Cross-Check owner?

To those of you that own a Surly Cross-check AND a Surly Steamroller:

which size Steamroller size (49cm or 53cm) do you think would be a better fit for 50cm Cross-check owner (w/ 90mm 15deg stem...
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