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    Coal Creek is my go-to coffee shop when I'm...

    Coal Creek is my go-to coffee shop when I'm around there. Plus it's right next to a taphouse, so double win!
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    Hopefully this doesn't jinx anything, but I...

    Hopefully this doesn't jinx anything, but I /think/ smoothing out the stem hole worked. I pulled the tire off today to take a glance at the tube after an 8 mile ride yesterday and everything looks...
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    Okay, I smoothed out the inside of the rim, the...

    Okay, I smoothed out the inside of the rim, the rimtape, and the stem hole and put a new tube in. I'll see how things go, and if it doesn't work I don't know what I'm going to do.
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    I've only been having issues with the rear wheel....

    I've only been having issues with the rear wheel. The front has had the same tube in it for two months with no issues. I'll give the rim hole (giggity) some work with the sandpaper and see if that...
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    Possible rear wheel/tube issues

    Okay, here's the problem: I've gone through 4 (FOUR!) tubes in the past two months. Bear in mind, each of them was puncture-resistant. Along with that I'm running continental gatorskin tires,...
  6. So I recently moved from a small town after...

    So I recently moved from a small town after finishing my AA to Laramie, WY where the university is, and jeebus the difference in bike infrastructure here is massive. It seems every street except for...
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    Sorry for not replying folks, was without...

    Sorry for not replying folks, was without internet for a few days.

    I've ridden in snow before, and after a few hairy experiences I think I've got the hang of it. There's a lot of dirt-cheap bikes...
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    Cycling in extreme cold

    I'm moving to Laramie, WY in two days, starting on my 4-year degree at the end of august. Long story short: Driving is out of the realm of possibility for me due to vision problems. Public...
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    Got my first ride in today after almost a week...

    Got my first ride in today after almost a week and a half off the bike (needed some more tubes, local shop didn't have the right size so I had to order them, USPS screwed over my shipping, blah...
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    sooooo much want.

    sooooo much want.
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    I just recently got into coffee outside of the...

    I just recently got into coffee outside of the usual drip machine everyone has. Still waiting on two bags from Black Rifle Coffee Company, heard great things about them. But I'll definitely give...
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    This? https://shop.coffeeofgrace.com/coffees/ ...

    This? https://shop.coffeeofgrace.com/coffees/

    And sweet deal on the Lemond!
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    Sticky: Yeah, just another BD bike. But hey, it does...

    Yeah, just another BD bike. But hey, it does everything I need it to, doesn't weigh as much as a small battleship, and it's comfy. Plus, for $400 it was hard to go wrong.
    ...
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    -Red SRAM bartape, cuz l33t status Factory...

    -Red SRAM bartape, cuz l33t status

    Factory tubes finally gave out on the Motobecane so I ordered a 5 pack.

    Also ordered some new gloves, since the ones I got at walmart almost a year ago are...
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    That's the next thing I'm doing. Had my first...

    That's the next thing I'm doing. Had my first pinch flat yesterday on the stock tubes/kenda tires. Unfortunately it turns out the tubes I bought at walmart didn't have a long enough stem, so I'm...
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    So, something like this? Aeromax Alloy Shimano...

    So, something like this? Aeromax Alloy Shimano Wheelset Road Bike Comp 700c Wheels | Crosslake Sales

    Also; would going to an 8 speed require me to bend the frame or no? Because if that's the case...
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    I don't think I've got the time/tools/experience...

    I don't think I've got the time/tools/experience to really build a set of wheels unfortunately.

    And BD lists the wheels as Weinmann DP18's.
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    Yeah, I'm starting to realize that unfortunately....

    Yeah, I'm starting to realize that unfortunately. Oh well, I can always just replace the tires and ride this thing till it dies before getting a new bike. I've fallen in love with the CAAD8 recently,...
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    Shoot, I wish they had a 7 speed option :(...

    Shoot, I wish they had a 7 speed option :( Because they do look awesome~
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    Help me pick some new wheels/tires!

    I got a Motobecane Mirage about two months ago (yeah yeah, I know the attitude towards BD bikes, bear with me) and so far I'm loving the thing. Swapped out the stock saddle, added a seatpost bag,...
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    Probably the toughest commute I've had to date....

    Probably the toughest commute I've had to date. Needed to run some errands so I went down to wally-world, ride down was just fine. Walked out of the store, got on my bike, turned out of the parking...
  22. Thanks folks! Once the amazon one craps out on me...

    Thanks folks! Once the amazon one craps out on me I'll drop a little more coin, just needed something to last me the rest of the summer.
  23. Unfortunately I really can't afford something...

    Unfortunately I really can't afford something like a timbuk2, but I did find this guy on amazon and picked it up, looks like it should do the job: Amazon.com: Sling Body Shoulder Strap Bag Backpack...
  24. Looking for an affordable, decently sized messenger bag

    99% of the time I'd just get a rear rack and some panniers, but at the moment I don't have a lot of money to throw around and I just need something to hold my lock and small groceries during the...
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    Another short update for anyone who's interested....

    Another short update for anyone who's interested. I've added the following so far:
    -Saddlebag for spare tube, multitool, patch kit, and tire levers.
    -Cheap LED rear light, red flashing strobe. Only...
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