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Forum: Commuting 03-12-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,420
Posted By dvald001
It's definitely the satin. I also have an...

It's definitely the satin. I also have an Urbanskey that came in satin. I ended up buying some scotch brite pads and rubbing it down for a few hours. Definitely added some shine. I didn't have to...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By dvald001
Have you seen the Compass line of tires? I...

Have you seen the Compass line of tires? I ordered some 700x35s to run tubeless. Really looking forward to being able to use light tires without worrying about goat heads ruining my rides.
Forum: Commuting 08-30-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,847
Posted By dvald001
Thanks for posting all this! I recently got...

Thanks for posting all this! I recently got nailed by another car when I was riding to work (totally the other guy's fault--made a left without spotting me) and I'm looking forward to getting a...
Forum: Commuting 09-07-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,349
Posted By dvald001
Anyone doubting tubeless for commuting should...

Anyone doubting tubeless for commuting should try riding in SoCal for the summer. Goathead thorns are plentiful and instantly flat most tires which led me to switch to tubeless Hetres.

I...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-14, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By dvald001
I've used them for about 2.5k commuting miles so...

I've used them for about 2.5k commuting miles so far. I know heine thinks they're less prone to flats, but they seem to pick up goat heads like nobodies business. However, I started running them...
Forum: Commuting 01-16-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By dvald001
Lifespan of disc brake pads

Hey all,

I've been using some Avid BB7s on my Soma DC for about 2600 miles now and was wondering, at what point are pads generally replaced? I checked them and they look fine to me (still plenty...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-28-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 58,890
Posted By dvald001
VO Sabot pedals. I've used them for about 500...

VO Sabot pedals. I've used them for about 500 miles right now and I like them quite a bit. Before that I used some VP-001 Thin Gripsters and some Grip Kings. I'd rank the Sabots between the Grip...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By dvald001
You're right, the Hetres are not designed to be...

You're right, the Hetres are not designed to be tubeless. However, I've run them for 600 miles now tubeless and haven't had any problems that weren't a result of my own incompetence. A lot of...
Forum: Commuting 09-13-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By dvald001
I use a large Swift Industries rando bag and it...

I use a large Swift Industries rando bag and it holds my 13 inch macbook if I place it in diagonally. It's an expensive bag though, and heavy. I felt that the bag plus laptop affected my steering (I...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By dvald001
whats the advantage of tubeless tubular? Doesn't...

whats the advantage of tubeless tubular? Doesn't that mean you can't toss in a tube if the tire gets slashed?
Forum: Commuting 08-31-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,536
Posted By dvald001
I like the waxed canvas aesthetic a lot, but...

I like the waxed canvas aesthetic a lot, but sadly, I don't think this product exists (yet?). I was able to transport a 15 inch laptop in a 18 liter canvas saddle bag though for years, unfortunately...
Forum: Commuting 08-31-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By dvald001
Yup! Been running the Hetres tubeless on a Stan's...

Yup! Been running the Hetres tubeless on a Stan's Crest wheel set. A lot of the things I had read online had said that I would need a compressor, but I was able to mount them with a floor pump...
Forum: Commuting 08-31-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By dvald001
Tubeless convert

I don't know how many commuters have thought about switching over to tubeless tires, but my experiences so far have been really positive. I've been a huge fan of Grand Bois Hetres after setting up a...
Forum: Commuting 08-22-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,167
Posted By dvald001
+1 on the Soma DC. My Soma is 25 lbs right now...

+1 on the Soma DC. My Soma is 25 lbs right now but is still capable of touring and off-road riding with a nice front rack, fat tires, and low gearing. It was originally 32lbs with all the commuting...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,209
Posted By dvald001
Pretty sure. cannondale synapse can do 28s

Pretty sure. cannondale synapse can do 28s
Forum: Commuting 06-30-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By dvald001
I had to take off a pitlock for a friend who lost...

I had to take off a pitlock for a friend who lost his key (sounds sketchy, I know). Huge pain! I used lots of conventional tools but ended up having to use a power drill. Anyway, I'd say it does a...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-28-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By dvald001
Here's an example: ...

Here's an example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-O-S-MOTOCONFORT-650B-Touring-Bicycle-52-x-57-cm-France-late-1960s-MINT-/190851725711?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6fa6398f
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-28-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By dvald001
I found some Motoconforts from the 60s that...

I found some Motoconforts from the 60s that appear very similar to this Motobecane. The racks look identical and many used 650b. I'm wondering if this model was made in the same years in the same...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-27-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By dvald001
Good eye! Maybe it is a Grand Touring. It was...

Good eye! Maybe it is a Grand Touring. It was definitely equipped to handle a load.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-27-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By dvald001
What model Motobecane is this?

C&V,

I was hoping you could figure out what kind of bike this is. I know it's a Motobecane, and I suspect it's either a Grand Record or a Grand Jubilee. Originally I bought it off CL a few...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By dvald001
Yup. A used cyclocross or touring bike can be...

Yup. A used cyclocross or touring bike can be made into an excellent commuter.
Forum: Commuting 06-22-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,554
Posted By dvald001
I would say your best bet is to ride 30-40 mph...

I would say your best bet is to ride 30-40 mph the whole time. Or maybe to wear a jersey made out of knives.
Forum: Commuting 06-22-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By dvald001
I wouldn't be able to do this, not that many...

I wouldn't be able to do this, not that many times a week at least. If I were to scale it back to maybe twice or three times a week I would probably just look forward to the rides--if they were...
Forum: Commuting 06-19-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,578
Posted By dvald001
I've dissed them before. I know everyone loves...

I've dissed them before. I know everyone loves them, but I swapped a set of regular Marathons for some Supremes and ended up flatting over and over. Turns out the Supreme can handle all obstacles...
Forum: Commuting 06-05-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,075
Posted By dvald001
I'd buy a Morningstar R2.0.C. Supposedly it lets...

I'd buy a Morningstar R2.0.C. Supposedly it lets you true the hell out of disc rotors, which means I'd never have to hear any more damn rubs or squeals. At this point my bikes are so well-equipped...
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