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  1. Find a gas station, restaurant, bar, whatever...

    Find a gas station, restaurant, bar, whatever around the block on google maps. stop there to change. Then either walk the bike back, or just put the cycling shoes back on and change those at the...
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    not all knee problems are created equally. I have...

    not all knee problems are created equally. I have had two bad injuries on my right knee within a two year period. Fractured the tibial plateau both times. Lots of spraining both times. ACL is a...
  3. I don't think you'll have much to worry about...

    I don't think you'll have much to worry about component wise. We've sold a lot of defy bikes to big dudes and they've done fine. Boss weighs maybe 240 and usually rides a carbon xl defy with low...
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    Love bikesnob. People who can't understand being...

    Love bikesnob. People who can't understand being poked fun at by a dude who pokes fun at everyone, but mostly himself usually don't get the humor though.
    He usually raises very good points which are...
  5. This week has been about the same as always,...

    This week has been about the same as always, commuting by bike 100% of the time. however today was our local bike to work day and i was nearly taken out by a d bag in a brand new Audi running a red...
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    Tbh, while they might be slightly more vulnerable...

    Tbh, while they might be slightly more vulnerable to age, i think it's just because most tan walls we see in the wild are the really cheap variety, belonging to people more likely to go on about one...
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    They are Rivendell Jack Brown tires. Labeled...

    They are Rivendell Jack Brown tires. Labeled 700x33.33, mine measure out to 35 mm wide, with a beautifully round profile.
    I got the green version which are insanely light for their size, but are...
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    For starters, people in a commuting forum might...

    For starters, people in a commuting forum might have a slightly different view on beauty compared to guys in a road racing forum. :) Beyond that, when you have taken a quality bike with good looks in...
  9. 18 miles one way is pretty burly. The Defy *may*...

    18 miles one way is pretty burly. The Defy *may* be easier, and undoubtedly will be slightly faster. What will be better for you is tough to say... I love drop bars, and for such a long distance I...
  10. I use my Vostok Amphibia diving watch. Purely...

    I use my Vostok Amphibia diving watch. Purely mechanical, very water tight, and accurate to within 2 minutes a day! lol
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    Go big or go home....

    Go big or go home.
    http://i.imgur.com/McDSvvQ.jpg

    Okay, she might not need to go 2.35" city tires. But I'd say don't go under 2".

    I haven't tried these yet but I really like the look of the...
  12. People on road bikes are often at the tail end of...

    People on road bikes are often at the tail end of long rides, or warming up to a long ride, or maybe they're just wanting to spin easy before/after work.

    I used to get cocky all the time because...
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    Kind of split between my CX...

    Kind of split between my CX bike and my Beater bike.

    Fizik M5 shoes on the CX bike
    https://geizhals.at/p/857579.jpg

    Whatever random sneaker or dress shoe on the beater. Usually a pair of...
  14. While the QR design was a serious oversight, I...

    While the QR design was a serious oversight, I still can't help but think this recall is like apologizing that not tightening the lug nuts on your car wheel lead to a crash... I'm pretty sure proper...
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    Nope, Knightsport. ;)

    Nope, Knightsport. ;)
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    Nice. While searching I figured out they came out...

    Nice. While searching I figured out they came out with a "Flite 1990" version which is supposedly true to the original. In all black. Thinking about trying to find one of those. Also stumbled across...
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    Some of us never really quite nail down what we...

    Some of us never really quite nail down what we want/need in a commuter/recreational bike. Which is why many of us have too many bikes.

    Also, I think you mean Hybrid to Road bike. The Seek isn't...
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    Every time I look at a profile shot I remember I...

    Every time I look at a profile shot I remember I want to angle the hoods up a few degrees. Then I ride it and forget because it fits pretty well (And I really don't like the modern trend of angling...
  19. I know personally I often overthink the bike, and...

    I know personally I often overthink the bike, and not the ride. And I know this mindset often attacks other people who spend hours on cycling forums about gear... If I'm at my home turf, on my own...
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    Ah, yes. Back in the height of weight weenie...

    Ah, yes. Back in the height of weight weenie nastiness. Road tires being labeled as 23s but being built as 21s so that their stated weight "blows the competition away". Constant narrowing of...
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    It looks like you will need a 1 1/8" threadless...

    It looks like you will need a 1 1/8" threadless fork. If you want the geometry to remain unaffected you will need to find a "suspension corrected" fork of the same axle to crown height as your...
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    Can't comment on the rim thing, but Schwalbe...

    Can't comment on the rim thing, but Schwalbe makes a 28 tubeless. The Schwalbe One
    Schwalbe One | Schwalbe North America

    Room mate has these on his cross bike commuter, they look nice and he's...
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    No. You should embrace the superior qualities of...

    No. You should embrace the superior qualities of 28+mm tires. :thumb:
  24. I was kind of thinking this. I've read some...

    I was kind of thinking this. I've read some generic online sales places saying "2/3x10" but so far everything seems pretty vague whenever campy stuff is discussed. And I never see it in the wild...
  25. It's not for any sort of racing capability, I'm...

    It's not for any sort of racing capability, I'm more than fine with single gear changes. My issue now is I can't find a supplier with any 3x10 veloce. I'm only seeing 2x10 anywhere. Definitely...
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