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Forum: Commuting
01-26-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By vegipowrd

Update for the record: Swapped for a Medium. The...

Update for the record: Swapped for a Medium. The current Medium fits slightly more snug (and better) than my old Small. The fellas at Chrome didn't seem to think there was a new fit, but I say...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,838
Posted By vegipowrd

I've lost bottles, seats and others. Just lost a...

I've lost bottles, seats and others. Just lost a light last night when I forgot to remove it when I went to dinner. Really liked that light too.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By vegipowrd

I'm doing plenty of that this time of year as...

I'm doing plenty of that this time of year as well, but the "identical" hoodie I've been wearing for years is actually a bit on the big side. Even the arms fit differently. Weird.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By vegipowrd

Chrome Cobra new fit?

I've used a Chrome Cobra merino hoodie for years and love it. After 3.5 long winters of daily wear, it has enough holes to be replaced. I got a new one of the same size (small), but the fit is WAY...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,951
Posted By vegipowrd

I've been using my Levi 511 Commuters this year....

I've been using my Levi 511 Commuters this year. They have a lot of stretch to them, which makes it comfortable. The fit is a little tight, but not crazy. They are also about half the cost of many...
01-03-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By vegipowrd

Pogies with Bullhorns?

I've been looking at a ton of bar mitts / moose mitts and I can't figure out if anything will work well with bullhorns?
Does anyone have any good experience with this? If it helps, I'm using CX...
01-03-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,137
Posted By vegipowrd

Bern and several other companies make great BMX...

Bern and several other companies make great BMX style helmets with winter inserts. I got the Brentwood on sale at Sierra Trading Post a few months ago. Been riding in temps down to 15 deg. It's the...
12-13-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By vegipowrd

IRO Phoenix may not be a bad idea. They are set...

IRO Phoenix may not be a bad idea. They are set up to be versatile and don't cost a ton. IRO tends to get a great reputation for quality as well.
05-29-10, 12:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,846
Posted By vegipowrd

I've got 3 in different sizes. I use them all...

I've got 3 in different sizes. I use them all for different things.
Small: T2 Swig (size small). It just came in today and looks fantastic for the summer when I carry a computer, a lock and not...
04-24-10, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By vegipowrd

Perhaps I could recommend this one...

Perhaps I could recommend this one (http://www.bikerfox.com/tshirts/pages/IMG_0322.htm) as well.
04-21-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By vegipowrd

I like that idea. I may give it a shot and keep...

I like that idea. I may give it a shot and keep an eye on things. If it doesn't work I'll feel better about spending nearly $100.
04-21-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By vegipowrd

It shouldn't have either end because it's...

It shouldn't have either end because it's originally intended to work in line with STI brakes.
04-21-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By vegipowrd

I've already replaced the cables and I'm keeping...

I've already replaced the cables and I'm keeping an eye on them for now.

Since it's been too long for me to remember what model of bars I've got, I'm just posting photos. Also, yes, I know I'm a...
04-21-10, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By vegipowrd

Yeah, it's eating the cable, not the housing. ...

Yeah, it's eating the cable, not the housing. You may be right about the cable being the problem, but I'll still feel a lot better being sure I can stop.
04-21-10, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By vegipowrd

That lever won't fit my bars. I'd like to find a...

That lever won't fit my bars. I'd like to find a MT or BMX lever, but I don't want to have to replace my bars if I don't have to.
04-21-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By vegipowrd

Brake Lever Recommendation

I just noticed that over the last year my brake lever is ripping up my brake cable. I'm using cross levers on bullhorns, so by using it as a primary brake I'm messing things up. When I finally...
04-20-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,629
Posted By vegipowrd

Can you tell us anything about what sort of...

Can you tell us anything about what sort of conditions you will be riding in? Lots of traffic? You may want something more upright. Lots of bad weather? You may want disc brakes. Live around a...
04-09-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By vegipowrd

RELoad makes a few lighter, smaller bags. You...

RELoad makes a few lighter, smaller bags. You might try looking at this one.
http://www.reloadbags.com/bags/overview/view/sprint.html

There is a smaller size as well. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-10, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By vegipowrd

I hope this was obvious already, but be aware...

I hope this was obvious already, but be aware that buying from Bikesdirect will require you to set things up yourself. This won't be bad with a single speed / fixed gear, but it could be a real pain...
10-18-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,849
Posted By vegipowrd

Oh snap! Your cat has 2 heads!

Oh snap! Your cat has 2 heads!
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By vegipowrd

I couldn't help but notice you don't have...

I couldn't help but notice you don't have fenders. Do you not have problems shooting stuff behind you at your passengers?
10-05-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By vegipowrd

Too tight a chain on a ss will cause a lot of...

Too tight a chain on a ss will cause a lot of ghost pedaling. That's when the wheel spins forwards and the pedals try to follow. Too much of that is telling your that your freewheel is trying to...
10-04-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,148
Posted By vegipowrd

Nashbar has (at least they did a week ago) these...

Nashbar has (at least they did a week ago) these on sale. I just put a set on my road bike last week.
09-30-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,142
Posted By vegipowrd

I just sold my single speed. It was great to...

I just sold my single speed. It was great to ride. It was geared super low and was extremely relaxing to ride. It forced me to calm down and go with the gearing.
My fixed bike is fun, but it's...
09-30-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,512
Posted By vegipowrd

You will want a lower gear for commuting since...

You will want a lower gear for commuting since you will be carrying more stuff. If your commute is super long fixed may get to be a pain. If it's short then it's a fantastic option. I love the way...
09-30-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,781
Posted By vegipowrd

I agree. The set up looks great, but you may...

I agree. The set up looks great, but you may have a tough time getting the tension right. You could keep playing around with slightly different gear ratios until you hit the magic one, but it's a...
Forum: Touring
09-25-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By vegipowrd

Those are better than other Crank Bros pedals for...

Those are better than other Crank Bros pedals for regular shoes, but they aren't great. The eggbeater sticks out significantly. The biggest problem is that the eggbeater can roll. That is, it can...
09-22-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By vegipowrd

Make sure to check some of the commuter forum...

Make sure to check some of the commuter forum threads about IGH. A bunch of guys over there run that kind of setup. The Bianchi San Jose, Surly Cross Check and the IRO Phoenix seem to be popular...
Forum: Touring
09-20-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,011
Posted By vegipowrd

I would always carry one of these back when I was...

I would always carry one of these back when I was a backpacking instructor. They sound quite good, they're just quiet. I even fell on mine once. It got a good crack in the body, but sounds just the...
Forum: Touring
09-19-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By vegipowrd

It won't be an easy time, but it could be great. ...

It won't be an easy time, but it could be great. As others have said, the low traffic roads may not have any shoulder at all and you will be riding in areas where folks are not too accustomed to...
09-13-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By vegipowrd

I'm going to disagree about most people riding...

I'm going to disagree about most people riding w/o brakes. Start with them. Ride that way for a month. Take off the back if you want, but get a couple months of riding done before going brakeless.
09-08-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,297
Posted By vegipowrd

Yeah. What he said.

Yeah. What he said.
09-07-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,297
Posted By vegipowrd

I just got this photo in an email. It's the bag...

I just got this photo in an email. It's the bag I just ordered from Blicks. Super duper jazzed to see it live.
http://blicksbags.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/commuterpack0008.jpg?w=450&h=261
09-04-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By vegipowrd

if you're looking for something quick, keep the...

if you're looking for something quick, keep the RD.
If you have semi-horizontal drops you don't mind spending a little money ($30-50) you could get a single speed kit and ditch the RD.
09-03-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,845,213
Posted By vegipowrd

+1

+1
09-01-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,974
Posted By vegipowrd

big fellas need more pressure. Lighter guys can...

big fellas need more pressure. Lighter guys can get away with less. Too little and you get tons of flats. Stay close to what your tires say on the side and don't go over it.
09-01-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By vegipowrd

The "what cog and chainring" question is one you...

The "what cog and chainring" question is one you wil have to figure for yourself. It depends too much on how you ride. That said, I would aim lowish (mid to low 60s in gear inches). You may end up...
08-30-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By vegipowrd

You may be looking for something a little less...

You may be looking for something a little less redneck than this, but I've heard of people getting good results using aluminum from beer cans. The lining on the inside helps grab stuff. A long...
08-26-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,651
Posted By vegipowrd

What elements changed when you designed those? ...

What elements changed when you designed those? Shorter reach? Assumptions of longer legs? Different saddle? Handle bars would have been fairly narrow back then anyways.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By vegipowrd

I'm not as interested in the roll top. Mostly...

I'm not as interested in the roll top. Mostly I'm looking at the Swig and Q/HAL.
I don't need a ton of size because I also have a Chrome Backbone. I need something smaller for warm weather use.
08-25-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,431
Posted By vegipowrd

Yes, that is what these things do.

Yes, that is what these things do.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By vegipowrd

Any Word on the New Timbuk2 Backpacks??

I've been carrying (and loving) my messenger bag for about 10 years. Just lately I've been having some pain in the shoulder I carry it on. I'm looking for a backpack and I'm curious if anyone has...
08-25-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,431
Posted By vegipowrd

They also have a fiberglass stay in the sole and...

They also have a fiberglass stay in the sole and are made of cordura. I'll wait for some reviews, but they may be rad.
08-24-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,535
Posted By vegipowrd

I was searching the forums and just saw this...

I was searching the forums and just saw this thread. Any new info on any of the new T2 backpacks? I'm nervous about not having a chest strap, but I like the price. My shoulder is telling me a need...
08-23-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By vegipowrd

Actually, that one made the rounds on a bunch of...

Actually, that one made the rounds on a bunch of blogs this week (bsnyc, trackasaurus and others). I thought I saw it before as well. Maybe it's old, maybe it's almost the same as some old ones. ...
08-22-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By vegipowrd

It's much less expensive to switch cogs, but the...

It's much less expensive to switch cogs, but the difference in gearing is will be bigger. If course that may be a good thing too. You pay a lot less for cogs under 17t than you do for ones over 17t.
08-22-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,660
Posted By vegipowrd

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the question was about the...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the question was about the maker of the bag.
08-22-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,639
Posted By vegipowrd

If you are carless or car light, I would actually...

If you are carless or car light, I would actually get 2 bags. One for most days and one for bug trips. I also tend to carry way more stuff in the winter. I've got a Backbone for the winter and a...
08-20-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By vegipowrd

Bros, how quickly you forget. ...

Bros, how quickly you forget. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE)

Also, you have a valve stem. It throws things off a lot too. Putting too much weight on one side would be a problem. ...
08-20-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By vegipowrd

As an "old person" I can say that anything that...

As an "old person" I can say that anything that balances the wear you take doing stuff that can mess with your knees is a good thing. Two directions means only messing up each knee half as much. ...
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