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Forum: Touring
06-18-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 42,154
Posted By Kabir424

I just wanted to update everyone that I emailed...

I just wanted to update everyone that I emailed Jtek Engineering to see if they had plans for a bar-end shifter for the Shimano 11 speed hub. One of them e-mailed me back within a couple of hours and...
10-27-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,230
Posted By Kabir424

I tend to prefer clothing with a light blend of...

I tend to prefer clothing with a light blend of synthetic in with the wool. The synthetic is stronger and more durable and tends to protect the wool a bit. They also don't seem to shrink nearly as...
05-09-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,515
Posted By Kabir424

Wink Bicycle wheeled cargo trailer/garden cart

I am wanting to build a combined bicycle cargo trailer/garden cart. I want the garden function of the garden carts shown below. I do garden/landscaping work all over my city and I travel by bicycle...
04-26-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Kabir424

Just a heads-up that I believe it is illegal to...

Just a heads-up that I believe it is illegal to have a blue light on your vehicle. I think that can only be used on road vehicles that are emergency vehicles.
03-15-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kabir424

Help identify bicycle with wooden rim?

So my friend was telling me about this bicycle that he found in the basement of some house he is renting and the owner doesn't want. He was thinking about stripping it down and repainting it and I...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Kabir424

Anonymous Donor Giving Cash to Toronto Cyclists

http://www.good.is/post/people-are-awesome-anonymous-donor-giving-cash-to-toronto-cyclists-for-their-leadership/


Apparently an older woman is going around Toronto giving cyclists some cash. Has...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,420
Posted By Kabir424

Congrats on the buy! Does the frame fit you well?...

Congrats on the buy! Does the frame fit you well? That is actually the most important part of buying a bicycle.

Fenders.....

Velo-Orange has these fenders...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,420
Posted By Kabir424

The cross-check these days is around $1100. I...

The cross-check these days is around $1100. I have one and it is worth every penny. I sold my car years ago and and have been carless since. It has been on a 1200 mile bike tour and has supported me...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kabir424

I have gotten their non breathable rain jacket in...

I have gotten their non breathable rain jacket in the past and it has finally quit on me after all of these years. So, I was wanting to get a replacement along with possibly their shoe covers but I...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kabir424

What happened to J&G cyclewear?

http://www.bicycleclothing.com/

Has anyone had any contact with them lately? They don't return my calls and I can't access their e-mail address. I have a question about one of their products...
10-21-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,902
Posted By Kabir424

Game Changing Dynamo Hub?

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2010/10/those-new-dyno-hubs.html

Apparently they will be selling a hub dynamo that has a "clutch" that you can disengage to remove any drag normally associated with...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Kabir424

http://www.niagaracycle.com/index.php?cPath=135_19...

http://www.niagaracycle.com/index.php?cPath=135_197

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels/559.html


The first link doesn't have wheel sets but you can patch together a wheelset with their 9...
Forum: Touring
03-03-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 42,154
Posted By Kabir424

Shimano Alfine 11 speed internal hub for touring?

http://road.cc/content/news/13981-shimano-alfine-11-speed-hub-car-park-test

http://www.ecovelo.info/images/alfine-11.jpg

Specs are listed as follows:

* Gear range: 409%
* Weight:...
Forum: Touring
12-08-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By Kabir424

SON front hub and Rohloff rear hub. Velocity Dyad...

SON front hub and Rohloff rear hub. Velocity Dyad Rims. Triple butted spokes. Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Kabir424

You might want to also post this in the...

You might want to also post this in the Clydesdale forum since you are looking for XL riders.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,058
Posted By Kabir424

I have carried as much as 30-40 lbs worth of...

I have carried as much as 30-40 lbs worth of groceries in those front bags with no problems.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,058
Posted By Kabir424

I also purchased a prebuilt Delgado rim with a...

I also purchased a prebuilt Delgado rim with a shimano generator hub. I have had it for about 8 months now and it has held up phenomenally. I don't know if it came trued to perfection or not because...
11-17-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,911
Posted By Kabir424

That was very educational and helpful. Thank you!...

That was very educational and helpful. Thank you!

In addition to a new rear derailleur I will probably be getting a new bottom bracket that is wider and a granny ring and then just ride with the...
11-16-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,911
Posted By Kabir424

If I bought the sugino I would have to get a new...

If I bought the sugino I would have to get a new bottom bracket because I think my bottom bracket is an octalink and the sugino is square taper.

But, I think I will just go for a new bottom...
11-16-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,911
Posted By Kabir424

http://commutebybike.com/commuter-bikes/view-produ...

http://commutebybike.com/commuter-bikes/view-product.php?id=174

This has all of the specs on the 2008 Surly Cross Check that came complete from Surly with components. It is not a Sugino XD triple...
11-16-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,911
Posted By Kabir424

It probably came with a 113mm spindle length...

It probably came with a 113mm spindle length bottom bracket. However, the BCD of the outer crankset is 110mm and the inner chainring BCD is 74mm.
11-16-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,911
Posted By Kabir424

Drivetrain changes on a Surly Cross Check

I have a Surly Cross Check complete that I plan to tour on in January. I am wanting to change the drivetrain a bit so that it will be easier on me on some of those hills. Here is what I have so far...
Forum: Touring
11-11-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,617
Posted By Kabir424

More than likely a troll. Anyways, I wait...

More than likely a troll.

Anyways, I wait tables here in Alabama and the minimum wage for waiters is $2.13/hour. If we don't make tips then we can't afford our bills. I would suggest tipping 15%...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-09, 03:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,968
Posted By Kabir424

Is this the same water bottle cage? ...

Is this the same water bottle cage?

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/HY308C10-Topeak+Modula+Water+Bottle+Cage.aspx
Forum: Touring
10-28-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By Kabir424

If you don't mind listing it, let us know where...

If you don't mind listing it, let us know where you are living so we can make some craigslist suggestions for bicycles.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kabir424

I have a dynamo hub built with the 3D71 and...

I have a dynamo hub built with the 3D71 and Delgado Rim with 32 spokes. It has been everything that I had hoped and dreamed it would be in a wheel. For that price point between those choices I would...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By Kabir424

Are you going to be putting on a dynohub and...

Are you going to be putting on a dynohub and headlight? I don't know if you will be doing much night riding but that would be pretty much the only improvement on that bike. Nice build!
Forum: Commuting
10-24-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,823
Posted By Kabir424

Even if they don't expect me to merge into the...

Even if they don't expect me to merge into the proper vehicular lane that is what I am going to do. It's as far as I can see the most logical and safest way to make a left hand turn in that situation.
Forum: Touring
10-19-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,167
Posted By Kabir424

I have a Surly Cross-Check and I had considered...

I have a Surly Cross-Check and I had considered replacing the front fork with the LHT fork. I asked Surly about it and they recommended that I not replace the fork since it will mess with the...
Forum: Touring
10-05-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Kabir424

Does anyone see any problems with this route? The...

Does anyone see any problems with this route? The numbers after the towns are the miles it takes to get from the town listed before.


4852 MILES

Part One
Tuscaloosa, AL
Montgomery, AL 104...
Forum: Touring
10-03-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Kabir424

Tusc. AL->Key West FL->Bellingham WA

I am planning to bicycle with a friend from Tuscaloosa, AL to Key West, FL and then back to Tuscaloosa. This starts in January and we plan to get back to Tuscaloosa around the middle of March. We...
09-27-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kabir424

I have some Ortlieb panniers and I managed to get...

I have some Ortlieb panniers and I managed to get the straps caught in my rear wheel and I almost got hurt because of it. But that was not the fault of the panniers. That was me being stupid and not...
09-26-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kabir424

Secure your pannier straps before riding. Problem...

Secure your pannier straps before riding. Problem solved.
09-25-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,569
Posted By Kabir424

Origin 8 Drop Bar Ends...

Origin 8 Drop Bar Ends (http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Bicycle-Drop-Ends-Black/dp/B0013G6PB8)]

Reviving an old thread to see if anyone still uses these. Do people like them? I have a friend that...
09-18-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,465
Posted By Kabir424

My Fenix L2Ds worked great out of the box. I had...

My Fenix L2Ds worked great out of the box. I had 2 of them that I bought a couple of years ago. I now have a generator hub and light for my bicycle so I have kept one of the lights for myself and...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,341
Posted By Kabir424

Well then if you had actually looked at the links...

Well then if you had actually looked at the links provided concerning the Trek and the Specialized Globe bikes you would have noticed they are in fact DESIGNED for an upright position. Don't be so...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Kabir424

Hahahaha. That's hilarious. I don't see why the...

Hahahaha. That's hilarious. I don't see why the people driving by couldn't find that funny if for no other reason than someone had the balls to hack the city's road sign. That or there is a pissed...
Forum: Foo
09-09-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kabir424

It is true that Peter Jackson is not directing...

It is true that Peter Jackson is not directing this. However, Guillermo del Toro is which is frickin awesome. He is the one who wrote and directed Pan's Labyrinth. If you have not seen this film then...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By Kabir424

That is a beautiful bike. You have everything...

That is a beautiful bike. You have everything that I could pretty much ever want in a bike. If you don't mind me asking, how much was the custom build for the frame and fork? Also, what is the max...
Forum: Touring
09-01-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By Kabir424

Bicycle Dynamo Universal Charging Cable

I asked about this in the Lighting and Electronics section but no one was interested. Maybe some of you in the touring section might find the possibilities of this more interesting. I am actually...
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Kabir424

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsVrCAJMr_Y ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsVrCAJMr_Y

Don't forget that you can only use the red toe strap. Any other color will not work.
08-24-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By Kabir424

Bicycle Dynamo Universal Charging Cable

http://www.pedalpower.com.au/index_files/Page780.htm

Has anyone used one of these before? I wouldn't mind having one if it actually works. With the adapters listed below I could charge pretty much...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By Kabir424

I have had the yellow back roller classics for...

I have had the yellow back roller classics for more than a year now and they are pretty visible from the side and especially so from the front and rear because of the reflective material. However, I...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Kabir424

The best are the little children that see me on...

The best are the little children that see me on my various routes. I always wave at them and ring my bell and they always shout and wave back with big grins on their faces. I can't help but have a...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,345
Posted By Kabir424

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-l-hiy7AtRc/SaN0X21dz7I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-l-hiy7AtRc/SaN0X21dz7I/AAAAAAAAAIM/KzLiSZ8EUHo/s400/ThisBikePipeBomb.jpg

There have actually been a number of bikes incinerated/destroyed because of that sticker. It's...
Forum: Foo
07-20-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Kabir424

I am pretty sure that someone did a misstype and...

I am pretty sure that someone did a misstype and posted the info for Bruno rather than Harry Potter. Bruno is also 98 mins long and rated R.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Kabir424

http://www.salsacycles.com/fargoComp09.html ...

http://www.salsacycles.com/fargoComp09.html

I know you said no salsa bikes but there is the salsa fargo. It's not too hideous of a green color. I just hate the sloping top tube. I understand why...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,284
Posted By Kabir424

I keep checking Yehuda Moon every morning as part...

I keep checking Yehuda Moon every morning as part of my schedule. Damn. I hope you get your interest back in doing the comic because a lot of people certainly have the interest in reading it.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By Kabir424

I would be a utilitarian if there was such a...

I would be a utilitarian if there was such a category. If it isn't functional then I don't really want it. Although, I do have to admit that I have one of those Japanese brass bells on my bike. I use...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,405
Posted By Kabir424

http://pilom.com/BicycleElectronics/DynamoCircuits...

http://pilom.com/BicycleElectronics/DynamoCircuits.htm

At 10.5 watts, any of the newer LEDs will put out probably around 1200 lumens. You also don't get any light at 8 km/h or slower. As they...
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