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Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,031,072
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
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,031,072
Posted By mikhalit

6'6".

6'6".
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,031,072
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: 1,216
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: 85,196
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: 85,196
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: 129,718
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: 2,838
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: 85,196
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: 85,196
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: 85,196
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: 85,196
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: 85,196
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: 85,196
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: 6,329
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: 2,333
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: 244
Views: 13,634
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: 2,076
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: 2,076
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: 30,620
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: 737
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
...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,767
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: 244
Views: 13,634
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: 6,767
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...
06-25-13, 01:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,127
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...
06-23-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By mikhalit

Zippy, I plan to get something similar later....

Zippy, I plan to get something similar later. Hope those will last for few years.

Ronno6, I wonder what was the problem with the Reynolds... Too much weight savings? You don't seem to be too...
06-23-13, 01:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,127
Posted By mikhalit

Yeah, I wonder what was the total project cost...

Yeah, I wonder what was the total project cost (frame and new parts). Looks very neat and not cheap at all. I'd ride such with great pleasure.

I have already a pair of those IRD's and a second...
06-22-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,127
Posted By mikhalit

Definitely interesting. I am intrigued by the...

Definitely interesting. I am intrigued by the Andel cranks, I can't find them on the Zinn's page. What did you pay for it? And who's the frame manufacturer?

I am just about to begin a build...
06-22-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By mikhalit

Might be N+2 for me this month.. Just...

Might be N+2 for me this month..

Just recently have assembled a cross bike from the parts found in the cellar + new fork and crankset. Turned out pretty nice, very comfortable. Currently my main...
06-22-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By mikhalit

Thanks for replies, everyone. Got the wheels...

Thanks for replies, everyone. Got the wheels today, must say they look pretty sturdy. Also 24 mm tall rim walls seem durable, there must be plenty of material. Will check the tension and bearing...
06-21-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By mikhalit

What's your experience with 24mm rims and middle spoke count wheels

Hello Clydes,

I urgently need a wheelset (the old one is dead now) and I can get a Shimano WH R501 wheelset for a very good price, now I am hoping to hear your experience with similar wheels.
The...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By mikhalit

Here:...

Here: http://www.ospreypacks.com/de/partners/europe/germany
I know that at least two of them (Globetrotter and Unterwegs) sell stuff online
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By mikhalit

Is that too sporty? ...

Is that too sporty?

http://www.ubergear.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/7/image/370x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/0/10731_248_4.jpg

I think i get what style you are interested in.....
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,128
Posted By mikhalit

That's a cool one, I like it. My old hybrid...

That's a cool one, I like it.

My old hybrid in the franken mode:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XOrWyP0e9Fs/TqhIInuzu3I/AAAAAAAAHAw/4pAjyZcsxQE/w679-h509-no/PA261204.jpeg
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,794
Posted By mikhalit

Another success story here. Have a rear dura ace...

Another success story here. Have a rear dura ace 9 sp barcon with broken indexing, but it works well in the friction mode. Not precise enough when used with a 9sp hyperglide cassette though, chain...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,999
Posted By mikhalit

It's an ambush.

It's an ambush.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,806
Posted By mikhalit

Ah, nothing to do with gears, but to put the...

Ah, nothing to do with gears, but to put the pedal in the right position. The moves are the same.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 129,718
Posted By mikhalit

Damn it, one of the worst reasons possible. :(

Damn it, one of the worst reasons possible. :(
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 129,718
Posted By mikhalit

Nice! I hope you get a swim every once in a...

Nice! I hope you get a swim every once in a while, I certainly would! No shower at work needed. :)

Is this your new bike? Blue and white, good match :)
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,584,772
Posted By mikhalit

Right, looks 100% identical. It's even...

Right, looks 100% identical.


It's even longer, 625mm ETT +120mm stem. Seems just right, every morning I get on the bike I am astonished how well that worked out. And this frame was sitting in...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 03:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,806
Posted By mikhalit

I got spoiled by an IGH, so needed to relearn to...

I got spoiled by an IGH, so needed to relearn to shift before the stop. :)
I've learned this little trick when riding a fixie last summer, there it's pretty necessary.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,584,772
Posted By mikhalit

Very nice. Your Nishiki gives somewhat...

Very nice. Your Nishiki gives somewhat spring-like feeling, great colors combination, very fresh.

My touring bike (the steel one i've posted earlier) is now 100% reserved for transporting the...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,584,772
Posted By mikhalit

Uff, 185 isn't a bit longer, it's pretty big...

Uff, 185 isn't a bit longer, it's pretty big difference, at least how it feels. I am not sure I would go for longer cranks if I wouldn't be that tall (200cm, 94cm inseam). It will probably also make...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,124
Posted By mikhalit

You know, *a bit* slower is probably my...

You know, *a bit* slower is probably my subjective feeling, where I ride 28 is probably better (mostly smooth roads good pavement), and I am heavy (250lbs) so 28mm is soft enough even when pumped to...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,124
Posted By mikhalit

I have two pairs of Kojaks in 622x35. Really like...

I have two pairs of Kojaks in 622x35. Really like them. They are a tad slower than 622x28 Durano I use most of the time now, but the difference is very small (i've tried both on the same bike). Ride...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,806
Posted By mikhalit

I like my Shimano Alfine 8 very much, mainly for...

I like my Shimano Alfine 8 very much, mainly for the low maintenance it requires (it requires some though), silence and the smoothness of shifting. I like how quickly I can shift to the lowest gear...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,584,772
Posted By mikhalit

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/8754874700_1d5...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/8754874700_1d53bfb4c5_b.jpg

My new old commuter. It used to be a flat bar hybrid with a front shock, now it is a drop bar asphalt and gravel runner. I am amazed...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,801
Posted By mikhalit

Both of my current bikes were designed for flat...

Both of my current bikes were designed for flat bars and I am using the drops. I'd want my flat bars to be where the brifters start (the rubber part). So stem is some 3-4 cms shorter compared to my...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-13, 05:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,713
Posted By mikhalit

My trip to the office is 50-60 miles one way...

My trip to the office is 50-60 miles one way depending on the route, but i do it only once a week. After 8 months I am still not tired of it, actually every week I am looking forward to that ride. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-13, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By mikhalit

Gave a second life to an old hybrid from the...

Gave a second life to an old hybrid from the cellar and all the parts i could find in the parts bin. Will serve as a summer commuter. Looks a bit ugly which is good and it is really really comfy....
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