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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-05-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,598
Posted By Chesha Neko
I suspect Jan Heine has run out of superlatives...

I suspect Jan Heine has run out of superlatives to describe tires. First the Grand Bois Hetres were the best tires ever, then the Extra Legeres were, and now the Baby Shoe Pass Extralights are.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-29-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,677
Posted By Chesha Neko
I'm 200 pounds or so and run 32 spokes front and...

I'm 200 pounds or so and run 32 spokes front and rear on my 650B using the Pacenti PL23 rims. As others have said, stick with 32 spokes or higher and you should be fine. The Velocity A23 rim seems to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-29-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,598
Posted By Chesha Neko
Compass Baby Shoe Pass 650B tires.

I know GB Hetres are popular, and used them myself up until recently when a crash damaged both of my Hetre XLs. When I went to order a new set and a spare I found that Compass has released some new...
Forum: Commuting 03-16-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,148
Posted By Chesha Neko
That looks like a fun ride.

That looks like a fun ride.
Forum: Commuting 03-15-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,148
Posted By Chesha Neko
It has been extremely durable.

It has been extremely durable.
Forum: Commuting 03-15-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,148
Posted By Chesha Neko
This is my Steamroller (fixed) which I have been...

This is my Steamroller (fixed) which I have been commuting on for about 2.5 years. I purchased it as a complete bicycle but have since replaced everything except the headset at least once.

The...
Forum: Commuting 04-07-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Chesha Neko
The Soma B-Sides also look like a good option.

The Soma B-Sides also look like a good option.
Forum: Commuting 04-07-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Chesha Neko
No, just speaking from my car-free perspective....

No, just speaking from my car-free perspective. Not spending anything on a car allows one to spend a bit more on the bicycle -- if one so chooses.
Forum: Commuting 04-07-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Chesha Neko
Thoughts on 650B for commuting/utility.

Most perspectives on 650B are written by the Rando/BQ/Rivbike subcultures. I've had some time now to come to grips with the conversion to 650B for my everyday use, riding to work everyday and running...
Forum: Commuting 04-07-13, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By Chesha Neko
Commuting and running errands by bike is usually...

Commuting and running errands by bike is usually the best part of my day. IMO, you have to ride something you enjoy riding, or what's the point? I don't understand the obsession with so-called beater...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-06-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,958
Posted By Chesha Neko
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.catalog&CategoryID=1&ProductID=5

Revelate for frame bags and Carradice for saddlebags.



Switch to Thompson Elite for load carrying...
Forum: Commuting 04-06-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,833
Posted By Chesha Neko
Lunch? Food is for the weak. ;)

Lunch?

Food is for the weak. ;)
Forum: Commuting 04-06-13, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By Chesha Neko
Still looks great IMO. :D Now all you need...

Still looks great IMO. :D

Now all you need is an Air Attack from Giro to go with it. Have had mine for a few days:

http://imageshack.us/a/img607/344/giroaa2.jpg

In medium it weighs 77 grams...
Forum: Commuting 04-05-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By Chesha Neko
I've heard good things about the Vittoria...

I've heard good things about the Vittoria Randonneur Hypers. No personal experience though.

http://www.vittoria.com/product/touring/

32mm, 37mm, and 40mm options
Forum: Commuting 04-04-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By Chesha Neko
Please post an updated pic with the new fenders....

Please post an updated pic with the new fenders. I'd like to do something like this with a Domane 2.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 04-03-13, 02:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,305
Posted By Chesha Neko
Pig. :notamused:

Pig. :notamused:
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-01-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,236
Posted By Chesha Neko
I agree. I have the last few issues of BQ. He...

I agree. I have the last few issues of BQ. He shares his data, but I don't always agree with his conclusions. The data remains useful for making one's own choices.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-01-13, 02:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,236
Posted By Chesha Neko
Back on the subject of the Hetre Extra Leger...

Back on the subject of the Hetre Extra Leger tires, I've had to drop my pressures to 35 psi front and 50 rear to finally get the smooth ride I was expecting. Quite a bit below the sidewall rec of 55...
Forum: Commuting 03-30-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Chesha Neko
From the testing I've seen, 25mm 700C tires are...

From the testing I've seen, 25mm 700C tires are fastest (and we see a lot/most of the pro riders going to 25mm tubulars this year), and 32mm 650B are fastest for that wheel size. Going bigger means...
Forum: Commuting 03-29-13, 01:59 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,789
Posted By Chesha Neko
And we have a winner.

And we have a winner.
Forum: Commuting 03-29-13, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,878
Posted By Chesha Neko
I've also used it as a hand cart to transport...

I've also used it as a hand cart to transport things around. The various bags and straps you can use with it make it useful for carrying anything not too bulky under 60 pounds. Also great for pulling...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-28-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,236
Posted By Chesha Neko
+1. This sums it up.

+1. This sums it up.
Forum: Commuting 03-28-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,878
Posted By Chesha Neko
The Travoy is a bit pricey, but worth it. I've...

The Travoy is a bit pricey, but worth it. I've had one for a year or so.
Forum: Commuting 03-28-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,251
Posted By Chesha Neko
Eyeglass mirror every time. Yes it is geeky and...

Eyeglass mirror every time. Yes it is geeky and uncool. Welcome to being a bike commuter.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-28-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,236
Posted By Chesha Neko
I was running those right before I switched to...

I was running those right before I switched to Hetres on 650B. I agree, the 25mm PRO4 SC is a great supple and light tire. Going to Hetres has been an incremental improvement overall, except...
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