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Forum: Touring
04-29-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,829
Posted By brandonspeck

Surly LHT fork on a Mountain Bike frame?

Hey folks-

I'm curious about using a non suspension corrected Surly LHT fork (one for the 26 inch) on a newer steel mountain frame (Soma Groove) that has geometry for a 80mm suspension fork. It's...
09-18-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,519
Posted By brandonspeck

Have: 49cm creamroller frame avid brake...

Have:

49cm creamroller frame
avid brake levers
ritchey headset

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/J1mmySpr1nkles/IMG_20110816_1221252.jpg


Want
02-13-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 363,056
Posted By brandonspeck

2nd. Wow. so awesome.^^

2nd. Wow. so awesome.^^
02-13-10, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,244
Posted By brandonspeck

but in all non-sarcastic seriousness, you're...

but in all non-sarcastic seriousness, you're fine.
the ellipses have a braking surface.

here's a picture of my old ellipses:...
02-13-10, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,244
Posted By brandonspeck

I used to have a brake on my mavic ellipses. it...

I used to have a brake on my mavic ellipses. it has a little bit of a machined surface. But the paint will just wear off. it will be fine.
02-12-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,519
Posted By brandonspeck

Phew, okay, here goes: Have: (w/o any...

Phew, okay, here goes:

Have: (w/o any specific trade wanted)
Sugino 48t 130bcd chainring, used
Sugino 44t 130bcd chainring, brand new
40cm, 26.0 clamp alpha drop bars, BLACK
2x Tektro hood...
11-16-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,519
Posted By brandonspeck

Seriously man? have: 44t 130BCD Sugino...

Seriously man?


have: 44t 130BCD Sugino Chainring (brand new), 48t 130 BCD Sugino Chainring (used), Tektro Hood levers, Black Salsa Moto-Ace Risers w/Black Oury's, Eggbeater Sl's.

want: Crank...
11-06-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By brandonspeck

sounds like you should be fine. I knew a guy who...

sounds like you should be fine. I knew a guy who had that same setup and he was fine.
11-03-09, 02:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,242
Posted By brandonspeck

Yes in fact! It's got a nice little front pouch...

Yes in fact! It's got a nice little front pouch with pen storage, and some sleeves for other stuff. I usually put a couple smaller books in there along with my pens, pencils, notecards and other...
11-03-09, 02:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,408
Posted By brandonspeck

Look at that wheelbase.

Look at that wheelbase.
11-02-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,566
Posted By brandonspeck

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/bikes-and-gear...

http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/bikes-and-gear/clothing/shoes/1236094897536-divt38m8psk5-399-75.jpg
Shimano M076 Mountain Shoes + Candy C's on my fixed, Eggbeater SL's on my Cross bike and my...
11-02-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,242
Posted By brandonspeck

I love my timbuk 2 Hemlock rolltop backback. and...

I love my timbuk 2 Hemlock rolltop backback. and at $100 it's not too bad. Waterproof, expands out to carry lots of ****, pretty comfy. has a laptop compartment and a bottle opener.
11-02-09, 02:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,184
Posted By brandonspeck

Gyeswho, love all your bikes man. This does not...

Gyeswho, love all your bikes man. This does not disappoint. This is how I'm building up my steamroller.
11-01-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,197
Posted By brandonspeck

Ritchey Speedmax Cross Tires on my Steamroller...

Ritchey Speedmax Cross Tires on my Steamroller right now. They make an awesome noise when I skid because of the tread.
10-29-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By brandonspeck

I bought the Timbuk 2 Hemlock rolltop this...

I bought the Timbuk 2 Hemlock rolltop this summer, because I was in the market for a new backpack. I highly recommend it. It's got a nice little external pocket for a u-lock, and $100 for a decently...
10-27-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 117,051
Posted By brandonspeck

recent emigree from Colorado to the beautiful...

recent emigree from Colorado to the beautiful PNW. I now go to school full time in Portland. I'd love to get some resources on long rides that can show me some beautiful scenery!
10-26-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By brandonspeck

This is right outside of the building I live in....

This is right outside of the building I live in. I say it's great for headed south and longer rides. It makes left turns kinda tough though.
10-26-09, 11:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,790
Posted By brandonspeck

Where do you go to school? I'm full time at PSU =...

Where do you go to school? I'm full time at PSU = No time for fun, no time for job. Just homework.

And I love my surly's. The only two bikes I'll ever need. :D
10-25-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,789
Posted By brandonspeck

Hell yeah! I'm technically still a teenager. Just...

Hell yeah! I'm technically still a teenager. Just went officially car-free this september. I just couldn't wait until I could post in this thread.

no car, no girlfriend, no problem. :D
10-25-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 363,056
Posted By brandonspeck

I haven't been riding my steamroller, mostly...

I haven't been riding my steamroller, mostly riding my crosscheck around town. This is how it's currently set up:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/J1mmySpr1nkles/_MG_4878.jpg
I've had the...
10-25-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,519
Posted By brandonspeck

Want: Some black 40cm drop bars, not track bars...

Want:
Some black 40cm drop bars, not track bars just some comfy road bars, a pair of hood levers, 44t 130bcd chainring

Have:
48t 3/32 130bcd chainring, salsa moto-ace risers with black oury's,...
08-13-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,083
Posted By brandonspeck

this.

this.
08-13-09, 01:11 AM
08-07-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,306
Posted By brandonspeck

want: some track drops Have: Nitto RB 021's...

want: some track drops

Have: Nitto RB 021's wrapped with black Deda tape.
PM me
06-06-09, 03:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,080
Posted By brandonspeck

Just find your daddy Warbucks. He could help you...

Just find your daddy Warbucks. He could help you out.
06-06-09, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By brandonspeck

and no, dye won't do ****. You can't even bleach...

and no, dye won't do ****. You can't even bleach balistic nylon.
I dipped an entire timbuk 2 in bleach, and it barely did anything to it. The logo turned white though. :P
06-06-09, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By brandonspeck

for cleaning, the best product to use is simply...

for cleaning, the best product to use is simply green. Gets lots of dirt and grime. Just hose 'er down and leave it out to dry.
06-05-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,739
Posted By brandonspeck

What I was trying to say was that most settings...

What I was trying to say was that most settings where fixed gear is mostly ridden, you need a brake. I rode brakeless after a year of riding fixed (with a brake) in a small town that's mostly flat,...
06-05-09, 01:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,058
Posted By brandonspeck

If you guys are that self conscious about wearing...

If you guys are that self conscious about wearing lycra, just wear it under some loose shorts. Sheesh.
06-05-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,739
Posted By brandonspeck

riding brakeless isn't as dangerous as many...

riding brakeless isn't as dangerous as many people say in some circumstances. but it's still a bad idea in most circumstances. also, a brake makes you ride faster.
06-03-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By brandonspeck

Sounds like a loose cog and lockring. It wouldn't...

Sounds like a loose cog and lockring. It wouldn't hurt to put a bit of grease on it if it's lacking it, too. Just to protect your threads a bit better.
06-03-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,430
Posted By brandonspeck

my girlfriend rides track bars, but they've got a...

my girlfriend rides track bars, but they've got a bit flatter of an upper section than most track bars I've seen, so you can get a decently comfortable position on the tops. She's also got little...
06-02-09, 01:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,781
Posted By brandonspeck

Miche Pistards? They're made in Italy and they're...

Miche Pistards? They're made in Italy and they're pretty cheap.
I was going to suggest Torelli, then I remembered they aren't made in italy. :)
06-02-09, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,828
Posted By brandonspeck

Hey, just a thought, maybe you could try a Miche...

Hey, just a thought, maybe you could try a Miche track cog carrier? That would make it super easy for changing up your ratio. It's just a cassette-style carrier threaded like a track cog. All you...
06-01-09, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,306
Posted By brandonspeck

Just seeing if anyone feels super inclined to...

Just seeing if anyone feels super inclined to trade, I'm just getting the feelers out there. Seeing if anyone makes a decent offer.

I'm considering trading my size Large custom Seagull bag for a...
05-30-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By brandonspeck

I love Miche. They're solid track components, and...

I love Miche. They're solid track components, and they're made in Italy. They don't break the bank, either.
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By brandonspeck

It's definitely sounding like I need to just...

It's definitely sounding like I need to just stick it out and get another Brooks!
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 01:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By brandonspeck

And I really really liked that link to your 1000k...

And I really really liked that link to your 1000k tour through Canada. It's really awesome to see stuff like that!
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 01:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By brandonspeck

awesome! thanks for the input. And yes, I'd...

awesome! thanks for the input. And yes, I'd obviously have fenders, a bag, and I'd get the saddle proofed. I just couldn't last past the breaking-in period before I traded it.
Forum: Touring
05-28-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By brandonspeck

What saddle do you guys love for long tours?

Hey Touring Forum!

I usually hang out in the Singlespeed Fixed Gear forum (yeah) but ever since I bought a Surly Cross Check to start doing longer rides and tours I've really fallen in love with...
05-28-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By brandonspeck

I'm a big fan of open pro's. Laced to a high...

I'm a big fan of open pro's. Laced to a high flange hub, they're plenty stiff and light as hell.
But out of the two, I'd say the cxp33's.
05-28-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,794
Posted By brandonspeck

There was a guy at the shop I used to work at...

There was a guy at the shop I used to work at with a Tommaso road frame, and it was really nice. Everything on the frame was top notch. Beautiful lug-work, and Columbus tubing. But unfortunately...
05-28-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,306
Posted By brandonspeck

WANT Any drop bars or bullhorns Any shimano...

WANT
Any drop bars or bullhorns
Any shimano brifters (preferrably tiagra)
any decent saddle
46t 130bcd track chainring (3/32 or 1/8 will do) FOR a 48t 130bcd 3/32 chainring

HAVE
crappy WTB...
05-28-09, 03:28 AM
05-27-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,159
Posted By brandonspeck

I just realized after riding 20 odd miles back to...

I just realized after riding 20 odd miles back to my house on nothing but the bowl of cereal I had for breakfast that morning, that I should probably be carrying food with me. Anyone have any good...
05-25-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By brandonspeck

The surly hubs laced to the Alex rims aren't bad...

The surly hubs laced to the Alex rims aren't bad at all, they're solid wheels. I think any DP-18 or cheap deep-v wheels would be a downgrade in my opinion.
05-23-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,083
Posted By brandonspeck

good god... what the hell is going on with the...

good god... what the hell is going on with the front wheel lacing?
05-23-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,342
Posted By brandonspeck

It looks nice, but I feel like it's nothing...

It looks nice, but I feel like it's nothing schwinn didn't do already with the madison. and $440 is steep imo.
05-22-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,923,187
Posted By brandonspeck

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cyc...

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/products/shoes/mtb/product.image.+media+images+cycling+products+actionsports+SH+SH-M076_600x450_v1_m56577569830655087_dot_jpg.bm.512.38...
05-19-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,186
Posted By brandonspeck

Seagull large. :) It's just the right size,...

Seagull large. :)
It's just the right size, love the strap design. Wish I would have opted for more options though.
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