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Forum: Road Cycling 11-06-13, 11:35 AM
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Posted By mikhalit
250 lbs. I have two similar 24 spokes...

250 lbs.

I have two similar 24 spokes wheelsets, one for riding cross, one for roads. Experienced problems with both rear wheels after ~500-700km. Replaced few spokes, retensioned the wheels using...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-13, 07:41 PM
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Posted By mikhalit
6'6".

6'6".
Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-13, 04:16 PM
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Views: 3,680,735
Posted By mikhalit
Not going for "hot", just an example of a 66cm...

Not going for "hot", just an example of a 66cm frame.. I think it's one of those rare cases when aluminium tubes look right. Not too thin, not too massive.
Yes, I wear US 16.

My first road bike,...
Forum: Commuting 09-08-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By mikhalit
Congrats! http://i.imgur.com/OCtOXQq.png?1

Congrats!
http://i.imgur.com/OCtOXQq.png?1
Forum: Commuting 08-28-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
I like it, if nothing else it's pretty original. ...

I like it, if nothing else it's pretty original.
I'd strap a tent to the top tube and ride it to the next camping site, pretending to be on a trip.
Forum: Commuting 08-23-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
Thanks everybody for your comments! The front...

Thanks everybody for your comments! The front fender holder is actually bent, i'll see what I can do when i get home. The kickstand is combined with kids trailer hitch, and due to the funny shape of...
Forum: Commuting 08-21-13, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,623
Posted By mikhalit
Yesterday I promised to get home at 10pm, meaning...

Yesterday I promised to get home at 10pm, meaning I would have to take a train at 6pm and bike for 75 kms. Yet I missed that train, had to take one an hour later. Tried my best and got home at...
Forum: Commuting 08-21-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,282
Posted By mikhalit
What i have found from personal experience: ...

What i have found from personal experience:

* Set up: Laptop + some little stuff in a biking backpack - meaning the weight is where it should be (low), comfortable vs Rack + lightweight pannier ...
Forum: Commuting 08-21-13, 04:13 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
yep, klickfix Magnum bag from Rixen and Kaul. For...

yep, klickfix Magnum bag from Rixen and Kaul. For the normal rack i've got this (http://www.amazon.com/Problem-Solvers-Seatpost-Clamp-Mounts/dp/B005CAY60I) already, when the rack is not needed i'll...
Forum: Commuting 08-21-13, 03:47 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
Well, fair enough. I saw it coming, but otherwise...

Well, fair enough. I saw it coming, but otherwise it would have too little to do with commuting. Though later it might get a Tubus disco with QR and seat collar with rack mounts.
Forum: Commuting 08-21-13, 02:58 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
And this is my summer day-and-night long distance...

And this is my summer day-and-night long distance commuter. I am sorry if you find it has a penis, but you know, in Germany socks and sandals combination is legal.
Fortunately it's easy to get this...
Forum: Commuting 08-21-13, 02:48 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
But you know, then the locals see you only as a...

But you know, then the locals see you only as a walking moneybag from abroad.. Especially if it's a poorer farming region, like Basilikata in Italy, where you find some fantastic food. Personally I...
Forum: Commuting 08-20-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
I get your point. And I am not comparing the...

I get your point. And I am not comparing the local system to the American one, i just think there is a huge room for improvement and German system is still far from the optimal, imo.

As i...
Forum: Commuting 08-20-13, 02:35 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,273
Posted By mikhalit
Yet lots of Germans complain about "streaming by...

Yet lots of Germans complain about "streaming by ability" approach. I see it as a major flaw in German education system. To bring everyone up (educators at first place) would be a better way but it's...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikhalit
I do remember a post by someone from Surly, where...

I do remember a post by someone from Surly, where they've said there will never be discs equipped Crosscheck. Almost true :)
Forum: Commuting 07-05-13, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,850
Posted By mikhalit
Psy, what tires are those and how do they roll on...

Psy, what tires are those and how do they roll on pavement?
Forum: Commuting 06-28-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,523
Posted By mikhalit
For about a year I ride solo 50x2 miles weekly on...

For about a year I ride solo 50x2 miles weekly on the country roads , that is my sort of commute. I call it a good ride if my total average is 17-18 mph, usually with some help of tailwind or at...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,779
Posted By mikhalit
Right, that's what I meant, it's a frankenized...

Right, that's what I meant, it's a frankenized hybrid bike, but a regular German (and a professional btw) still calls it a racing bike just for having drop bars and barcons (not sure if he really...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-13, 01:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,779
Posted By mikhalit
A serviceman at the Bremen train station bike...

A serviceman at the Bremen train station bike repair shop has called this rennrad (racing bike) too. But it's not. Even though it has a drop bar and a carbon fork (aka boat anchor according to...
Forum: Commuting 06-26-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 26,212
Posted By mikhalit
Hi. ...

Hi.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9126492651_c63568d5ba_c.jpg
Forum: Commuting 06-25-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By mikhalit
Did the same to my ruined B17. And glad i did so,...

Did the same to my ruined B17. And glad i did so, I really like the new stiffer version :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7221/7255096186_dc5216831f_z.jpg
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Forum: Commuting 06-25-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,491
Posted By mikhalit
There are few options, B&M Ixon IQ up to 40 Lux,...

There are few options, B&M Ixon IQ up to 40 Lux, then there is Trelock and that's what i currently use (http://www.ebay.de/itm/130869279460?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)....
Forum: Commuting 06-25-13, 02:24 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,523
Posted By mikhalit
Joey, I like your music choice for the videos as...

Joey, I like your music choice for the videos as well. Just wondering if you're using any scrobblers like last.fm?
Forum: Commuting 06-25-13, 02:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,491
Posted By mikhalit
I live in Germany where the law obliges me to use...

I live in Germany where the law obliges me to use light systems that do not blind oncoming traffic. Normally I am using a dynamo light like IQ Cyo. Everything is great (if you like dynamo powered...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-25-13, 01:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,088
Posted By mikhalit
johnyo, I have already a pair of IRD cranks on a...

johnyo, I have already a pair of IRD cranks on a frame with relatively low bottom bracket and on the road i get nearly zero pedal strikes. Gravel roads aren't a problem too. No pedalling in sharp...
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