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05-24-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By Buddha2499

I have some Swiss stop metallic pads on my TRP...

I have some Swiss stop metallic pads on my TRP Spyres. I like them a lot.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By Buddha2499

Check out Surly.

Check out Surly.
12-23-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,824
Posted By Buddha2499

However you end up building it, I think youíre...

However you end up building it, I think youíre really going to like the Straggler.

I have the stock Apex drivetrain, wheels, and brakes on mine (also the blue... itís real pretty in person isnít...
12-16-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,408
Posted By Buddha2499

I have a set of VO hammered fenders on my bike,...

I have a set of VO hammered fenders on my bike, with the nice leather mud flaps. Itís been raining a lot lately, and they keep me remarkably dry and clean. Full coverage FTW.

The VO fenders look...
11-05-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,232
Posted By Buddha2499

I rode gatorskins for years and rarely got...

I rode gatorskins for years and rarely got punctures, so they definitely do that job well.

But as as others have said, they roll like garden hoses. I finally branched out and tried something new...
10-26-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,767
Posted By Buddha2499

Saying something is a rate does not make it a...

Saying something is a rate does not make it a rate. Iím happy to complain about an unknown denominator. Iím also happy to complain about people who misuse denominators trying to make a point.
10-26-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,767
Posted By Buddha2499

It is a pet peeve of mine when people post these...

It is a pet peeve of mine when people post these type of statistics because they are wrong.

When you want to compare risks, you need to use rates. X number of accidents per person-time-riding....
Forum: Commuting
10-06-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,664
Posted By Buddha2499

ďpanzerkampfwagenĒ, I love it.

ďpanzerkampfwagenĒ, I love it.
10-06-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Buddha2499

I mostly agree with this. Actually, I think the...

I mostly agree with this. Actually, I think the term ďhybridĒ is better applied to gravel bikes than actual hybrids.

The problem with your question is that the term ďhybridĒ bikes is basically...
10-04-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Buddha2499

As someone who has done this, I will say it isnít...

As someone who has done this, I will say it isnít worth it. It will be much more cost effective to get on Craigslist and find a used bike thatís an upgrade for you. The same money will buy you a...
09-29-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Buddha2499

I have a Straggler (Cross Check with disc brakes...

I have a Straggler (Cross Check with disc brakes and brifters), I absolutely love it.

Theres really nothing special about the CC, itís just a well designed bike. Over engineered and can take a...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Buddha2499

I added a Dillinger e-kit to my bike for a while....

I added a Dillinger e-kit to my bike for a while. It had a throttle, but also pedal assist. I never hooked up the throttle. I liked how the pedal assist had various levels. It could be set low enough...
08-09-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Buddha2499

I don't think you should put so much emphasis on...

I don't think you should put so much emphasis on the frame material. There are broad statements you can say about steel vs aluminum vs carbon vs titanium, but they mostly fall apart when you talk...
08-08-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Buddha2499

I have a straggler. I think it is more of a...

I have a straggler. I think it is more of a gravel bike than a trucker. The Trucker is a great bike, but its rather specialized for loaded touring. Its like riding a road bike on a single track or...
07-19-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,561
Posted By Buddha2499

+1 i had a road bike with 28mm tires, and...

+1

i had a road bike with 28mm tires, and riding around Atlanta became too painful. Now my commutes are on a ďgravel bikeĒ with 40mm tires, broken streets donít bother me anymore.
07-15-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Buddha2499

Lovely cross check. I wanted one for years, a...

Lovely cross check. I wanted one for years, a buddy once let me ride his and I knew it would be my next bike. When that time finally came, I ended up buying a straggler.

Ive also drank the...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,709
Posted By Buddha2499

Here in Atlanta it has been drippy-humid in the...

Here in Atlanta it has been drippy-humid in the mid 90s since the beginning of June, and will stay that way til the end of August. Today I road home in a thunderstorm, it felt so good after the week...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Buddha2499

You should pump your tires up to the pressure...

You should pump your tires up to the pressure that feels right to you. Really doesnít matter what the internet tells you.

You should also experiment a lot. 28mm tires were my ideal for about a...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-18, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By Buddha2499

It was near the top of my list when I was...

It was near the top of my list when I was searching for a new bike earlier this year. I ended up getting a Surly Straggler for a lot of reasons that arenít terribly important. Either make an ideal...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,593
Posted By Buddha2499

I feel the heat too. In Atlanta itís only in the...

I feel the heat too. In Atlanta itís only in the low 90s now, but the humidity is in the high 90s.

Yeah, itís awful, but as long as Iím well hydrated before leaving work, Iím ok. Iíve lived in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By Buddha2499

Donneley (Clement) XíPlore USH. These have a bit...

Donneley (Clement) XíPlore USH. These have a bit of tread, but ride quite well on pavement. Iíve got about 500 miles on mine and no flats. I havenít had any problems with them riding in broken roads...
06-10-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Buddha2499

I rode them for a while, but then bought a bike...

I rode them for a while, but then bought a bike with SPDs. I keep saying Iím going to get the egg beaters again when my SPDs wear out... but I donít think theyíll ever wear out.

The Egg Beaters...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,584
Posted By Buddha2499

I've never had trouble braking from the hoods. ...

I've never had trouble braking from the hoods. My current bike is SRAM Apex (disc), but I didn't have problems with my Ultegra Brifters (cantilever) either.

That said, I'm 6'4" and my hands are...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,966
Posted By Buddha2499

oh but the new midnight-blue color is absolutely...

oh but the new midnight-blue color is absolutely amazing.
06-05-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,906
Posted By Buddha2499

Well played..

Well played..
Forum: Commuting
06-05-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,966
Posted By Buddha2499

+1. I love my straggler.

+1.

I love my straggler.
06-03-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,511
Posted By Buddha2499

6í3Ē and I just bought a 58cm Surly Straggler. I...

6í3Ē and I just bought a 58cm Surly Straggler. I rode 60cm Trek before that.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,966
Posted By Buddha2499

Nice! I wanted a cross check for about 10 years,...

Nice! I wanted a cross check for about 10 years, and about 500 miles ago I finally bought a Straggler. Atlantaís broken streets have never felt so smooth.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,267
Posted By Buddha2499

My commute, through downtown Atlanta, averaging...

My commute, through downtown Atlanta, averaging 20mph just not possible. I donít really think I could do it driving either since it takes about the same time for me to drive my 9 miles as it does to...
05-25-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Buddha2499

No you canít.

No you canít.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By Buddha2499

That looks like a nice solid bike. I recently...

That looks like a nice solid bike. I recently upgraded to a different bike, a Surly Straggler to replace my trek road bike. Commuting on a heavier, solid feeling bike is a big change from a...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,646
Posted By Buddha2499

I think this guy is my new hero. I would LOVE to...

I think this guy is my new hero. I would LOVE to be that unselfconscious.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By Buddha2499

Youíve been using it for 5 years, I think that...

Youíve been using it for 5 years, I think that says all you need to know about itís durability.
05-15-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Buddha2499

Iíve never put proofhide on the bottom of the...

Iíve never put proofhide on the bottom of the saddle, and Iím too cheap to put it on top of the saddle after I run out of the little packet that comes with a new purchase.

Ive has excellent luck...
05-10-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Buddha2499

Most uncomfortable tire ever.

Most uncomfortable tire ever.
05-10-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Buddha2499

Thatís a sharp looking bike.

Thatís a sharp looking bike.
05-09-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Buddha2499

My daily commuter is a Surly Straggler (just like...

My daily commuter is a Surly Straggler (just like a cross check with better brakes). Until recently, I road it with 32mm Gatorskins too. Brooks B17, but otherwise completely stock bike. I now have...
05-09-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,114
Posted By Buddha2499

When a helmet cracks, itís like the crumple zone...

When a helmet cracks, itís like the crumple zone of a car. Thatís how it absorbs the energy of the hit. Cracked helmets are a good thing.
05-08-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Buddha2499

Or the one you think is most fun. Fun bikes are...

Or the one you think is most fun. Fun bikes are used for more city rides than less fun bikes.
05-07-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,189
Posted By Buddha2499

I am running SPDs now and like them just fine....

I am running SPDs now and like them just fine. But I agree about the egg beaters. They were really easy to get in and out of, and quite strong despite looking spindly. If my SPDs ever broke (although...
05-07-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,189
Posted By Buddha2499

If you ride more than a few miles, regularly, you...

If you ride more than a few miles, regularly, you should get some clipless pedals. Don't be worried that you might fall over at an intersection when everyone is watching. You definitely will have...
05-07-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Buddha2499

I love their definition of building a 'custom'...

I love their definition of building a 'custom' bike. You can pick the color of the bike, and you can pick the color of the components. I mean, that's all that matters, right?
05-07-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Buddha2499

You could also consider cutting out a meal, or...

You could also consider cutting out a meal, or just substituting a meal with a cliff bar.

Before anyone one jumps down my throat.. there is nothing unhealthy about skipping meals, and breakfast...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Buddha2499

I canít imagine daily commuting on a single speed...

I canít imagine daily commuting on a single speed bike. The low maintence and simplicity would certainly be nice. But there are days I need to carry a laptop, or extra clothes. I might need to stop...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Buddha2499

There’s a Surly Straggler in 650b small sizes. I...

There’s a Surly Straggler in 650b small sizes. I absolutely love my straggler, it’s a great SUV of a bike. I commute on the road every day, take it on some trails now and then. It’s great as an...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Buddha2499

Wow, good for you. My my commute is half...

Wow, good for you.

My my commute is half that and quite hilly, plus thereís a lot of stop and go. The total time commitment in the saddle is as daunting to me as double my ride. My hats off to...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By Buddha2499

After ten years of biking, I got hit for the...

After ten years of biking, I got hit for the first time several months ago. The details arenít important, but me and my bike were fine.

Scared the hell out of me. All I could think about was my...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By Buddha2499

Sweet! I love that feeling of arriving to work...

Sweet! I love that feeling of arriving to work sans car, thereís such a sense of freedom when I can get to and from work on my bike. When you can, get a rear rack and a pannier, carrying your stuff...
05-01-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By Buddha2499

What does this even mean? Is my 27lb commuter...

What does this even mean? Is my 27lb commuter above or below my skill level? If it was carbon fiber with aero wheels, would I somehow be getting more out of it? Any bike is just a bike, and if youíre...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,147
Posted By Buddha2499

I have actually thought about getting one of...

I have actually thought about getting one of those canned air horns. Do you have any other suggestions of something loud enough for someone in a car to hear? A bell isnít going to do it.
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