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Old 08-15-12, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by lungimsam View Post
I am 165 lbs. My 700c bike's tires said 120 max, so I would keep them between 110-120 on the road bike.
Try 90 front/100 rear on the road bike the next chance you get. No, it won't be nearly as smooth as the 33's, but it'll be nicer than 110-120, and you still shouldn't get any pinch flats, either.

This is what I used to come up with my tire pressures, and I've liked the results:
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Tire Width=20: Pressure(psi) = 0.33 * Rider Weight in lbs + 63.33
Tire Width=23: Pressure(psi) = 0.33 * Rider Weight in lbs + 53.33
Tire Width=25: Pressure(psi) = 0.33 * Rider Weight in lbs + 43.33
Tire Width=28: Pressure(psi) = 0.33 * Rider Weight in lbs + 33.33

Tire Width=32: Pressure(psi) = 0.17 * Rider Weight in lbs + 41.67
Tire Width=37: Pressure(psi) = 0.17 * Rider Weight in lbs + 26.67

Front tire: 0.9 * pressure of rear tire
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Old 08-15-12, 06:05 AM
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I asked the question about tire pressure recently, and someone posted a link to this article: https://www.adventurecycling.org/res...SIRX_Heine.pdf

Basically there the tire pressure is based on the weight on the tire and the tire size itself. You would need something like a bathroom scale, and someone to help hold you up steady as you sit on the bike with the scale under each tire to see what the weight distribution is, and then use that to determine optimal tire pressure for the front and rear tire.
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Old 08-15-12, 01:58 PM
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By the way, I actually beat my all time fastest commute time today that I had done on my road bike with the Bleriot. Top speed on that route, too. With loaded rear rack bag and tired legs from last weekends big ride.
So I guess it is just as fast as the road bike is, tires and all.

I had been losing pace on bad shifts as I haven't got adjusted to using the compact crankset and bar ends on the bleriot. But today I was feeling like I was actually getting the shifting down good and could keep up the pace. Maybe that had something to do with it.
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Old 08-15-12, 06:19 PM
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Old 08-16-12, 05:48 AM
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Proper, XBNut!!
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Old 08-16-12, 06:00 AM
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Here it is, actually set up for touring, but substantially the same on the commute. 1980's Miyata Trailrunner.
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Old 08-16-12, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post

A very clever disguise, especially the bars, yet something--maybe the geometry, maybe the color, maybe wondering who would put a Brooks on a Huffy-- didn't add up. So I looked more closely; that cable routing...no way! Litespeed!
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Old 08-16-12, 12:05 PM
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On my commute to the gym, I saw this painting on TV and realized it was a couple blocks away from me. Impressive!

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Old 08-16-12, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
My speedy commuter:



what kind of rack is that?
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Old 08-16-12, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by juggleaddict View Post
Very nice! I would only want to add fenders... other than that I'd steal her.

On a serious note... have you thought about adding provisions to help you stay hydrated?

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Old 08-16-12, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post


... wondering who would put a Brooks on a Huffy...
No kidding, that's just plain stupid! Here's one of my commuters... a Huffy Black Widow with my old Brooks B17.
(sorry for the blurry photo... the bike was too fast for my camera/phone to capture clearly.)
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Old 08-16-12, 09:24 PM
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Okay, I've been a lurker... I've been commuting for the past few months and have become addicted. Here is my daily commuter.
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Old 08-17-12, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by shuwtist View Post
Okay, I've been a lurker... I've been commuting for the past few months and have become addicted. Here is my daily commuter.
Nice. Did you do the conversion yourself? How much did it cost you, and how does it feel after the conversion?
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Old 08-17-12, 12:02 PM
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Don't laugh, it was a gift. I actually rather enjoy it. However, I recognize it will need some work. And slick tires.



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Old 08-17-12, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I actually would like one of those for a build I'm doing for my wife (decorative more than anything else), but a google search of the product number hasn't gotten me anywhere so far. Oh well.
Skirt guards are damn near impossible to purchase in the US. I imported a set from England.
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Old 08-17-12, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SweetNightmare View Post
Don't laugh, it was a gift. I actually rather enjoy it. However, I recognize it will need some work. And slick tires.
Hey, it's got wheels and pedals and it goes. That's all ya need!

Love the dusty-lavender color.
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Old 08-17-12, 05:23 PM
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My 7.5 yr old heading out for camp. She moved her basket from her 16" bike to the raleigh rowdy she got from big bro.

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Old 08-17-12, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SweetNightmare View Post
Don't laugh, it was a gift. I actually rather enjoy it. However, I recognize it will need some work. And slick tires.
Remember being a kid and getting your first bike? Remember how much fun it was to ride even though it probably was just a run of the mill dept store bike? It seems that as adults we lose sight of what really matters... enjoy your bike. I too like the color and now that you raised your saddle you may be able to mount the tail light on the saddle post. As for tires, you'll be amazed at the difference between MTB and street tires.
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Old 08-17-12, 06:36 PM
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Kids are great. She looks like a sport.
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Actually, the big reason I mounted it where it is is because on the seatpost it points down and you can barely see it. Where I have it, it points up. ((I have a second blinky on top of my helmet, one facing forward in white, one facing backwards in red.))
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Old 08-17-12, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by specialies View Post
what kind of rack is that?

It's a Filzer, this one I believe: http://www.filzer.com/products.php?id=105
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Old 08-18-12, 09:05 AM
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2012 Motobecane Fantom CX

My new commuter. I have really enjoyed riding it to and from work. (22 miles round trip)


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Old 08-18-12, 09:29 AM
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Still need to add a rear rack but it is getting done. Just finished building this 1986 Specialized Rockhopper as my do it all bike. Rode ~30 miles last night and can't wait for next time
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Old 08-18-12, 09:40 AM
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Gator, your 2nd pic,

1. Did this bike come with the extra inline brake levers? Looks like no unless they're tilted downwards.
2. Is that an bell or air horn on the left side?

Thanks for the pics. I'm considering one of these steels but want the extra brakes that are normally on CX bikes.

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A few weeks ago I got this Nashbar Steel Cyclocross. Previously I was commuting on a 1996ish Diamondback mountain bike. My old mtb is aluminum so the new ride is more comfortable and faster.



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Old 08-18-12, 03:58 PM
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My fenders came in! (among other accessories)



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