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06-20-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,932
Posted By cradduck

Same here, although I'll add most of OC in with...

Same here, although I'll add most of OC in with that.


I worked at the Belle Terra REI part-time when it first opened and bike theft has been a problem to one degree or another since the place...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,356
Posted By cradduck

Not a big fan of my 29er to be honest. I can't...

Not a big fan of my 29er to be honest. I can't put my finger on why...but it doesn't feel as easily controlled as my 26" mountain bike for offroad and is slower on the road than my CX bike. I guess...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By cradduck

Fantom CXX vs Nashbar Steel Cyclocross

I'm looking to buy a all purpose, all weather commuter. I generally travel pretty light on my commutes (Carridice Camper with lunch/work clothes). I ride mostly roads, but will take a any dirt road...
02-21-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,983
Posted By cradduck

It took me over five years to get my wife to...

It took me over five years to get my wife to understand that a bike can cost more than $200 and be worth the cost.
08-10-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,204
Posted By cradduck

I think that if someone was willing to invest in...

I think that if someone was willing to invest in ultralight gear (thinking sil-nylon tarp instead of Coleman 10-man tent) and pick their route carefully it would be an awesome adventure.

I am...
07-28-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By cradduck

Thanks all for the information...I'll pass it on...

Thanks all for the information...I'll pass it on to him.
07-28-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,234
Posted By cradduck

That bike would catch my eye a hell of a lot more...

That bike would catch my eye a hell of a lot more than the seemingly NASCAR inspired motifs the major bike companies have bought into with quite a few of their offerings.
07-28-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By cradduck

Fixed for Tricks?

My neighbor's kid approached me about helping him build up a fixed gear bike. He is starting high school this coming fall and wants to get a fixed gear bike for riding to school on and for doing...
07-22-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,804
Posted By cradduck

The truly seedy places are the ones you'll never...

The truly seedy places are the ones you'll never see a picture of since you'd have to be daft to pull out camera or smartphone and start snapping pictures....not to mention even bothering to stop.
07-19-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By cradduck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c&sns=em...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c&sns=em

Get the frame if you already have the parts...otherwise look at BD or a blem from bikeisland
07-15-11, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,686
Posted By cradduck

Throw a Carradice Camper (or similar hauling...

Throw a Carradice Camper (or similar hauling system from Riv Bike) with a quick release system on the back and call it a day. Big enough to carry everything you are talking about (and plenty more)...
07-12-11, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,769
Posted By cradduck

I'll drive across town and skip over half a dozen...

I'll drive across town and skip over half a dozen other bike shops to visit/shop/buy at the Costa Mesa store. It is clean, the few times I've had questions they've been helpful, and they carry what...
07-12-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By cradduck

UPDATE: Problem solved. I decided to tackle...

UPDATE: Problem solved.

I decided to tackle the issue again tonight after not getting any progress with the bike over the last couple of days. I did all sorts of tests to see why I couldn't get...
07-08-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By cradduck

I'm using this...

I'm using this...
07-08-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By cradduck

Unknown slipping in drive-train?

I've been riding and daily commuting the same set of wheels for a while now with no issues till this past week.

While coming up to a light I will apply backward pressure on the pedals and feel a...
07-05-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By cradduck

You can probably go and get that frame...

You can probably go and get that frame sandblasted for pretty cheap by just about any powdercoating or automotive paint shop. Some around me only charge $25. That should take care of the rust...
07-05-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By cradduck

As it was said before, your freewheel is broken. ...

As it was said before, your freewheel is broken. Just about any bike shop around will have replacements for about $20. Take your bike with you when you make the purchase and see if they will remove...
06-30-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By cradduck

1. Never pay retail... 2. Avoid LBS's...most...

1. Never pay retail...
2. Avoid LBS's...most near me have insane markups and/or have rude staff that act like I should feel privileged to step foot in their shop.
3. Reasearch and try to find...
06-24-11, 02:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,858
Posted By cradduck

This...all day every day.

This...all day every day.
06-23-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,031
Posted By cradduck

Since these qualify as 'things that hold things'...

Since these qualify as 'things that hold things' and puts the beat down on any mess bag or backpack here you go.


Carradice (http://www.carradice.co.uk/categories/original-saddlebags)
...
06-21-11, 01:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,742
Posted By cradduck

I also ride a conversion and use 170's. They are...

I also ride a conversion and use 170's. They are the ideal length for me so I would rather cater my riding style to their length then mess with shorter cranks.

I would advise against...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 02:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,768
Posted By cradduck

Help me understand my LBS.

I've been going to the same LBS for quite some time now. They are right around the corner from my house and even though the owner isn't the most personable guy the employees are always friendly and...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,381
Posted By cradduck

I wear Chaco flip flops with a set of BMX pedals....

I wear Chaco flip flops with a set of BMX pedals. They aren't so much stiff as they are 'supportive' and they have about as much airflow as you would want to avoid sweaty feet when arrive at work. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 12:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,713
Posted By cradduck

Impress people by lying. I've found that...

Impress people by lying.

I've found that after taking a spill or sustaining a visible injury on your commute to work it is important to gesticulate in a fashion that shows the wound off to your...
06-16-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By cradduck

Thank you all for the insight I appreciate it. ...

Thank you all for the insight I appreciate it.

I do like my Bridgestone quite a bit....the fit and ride quality are awesome which is why I was on the fence about what I should do. I am certainly...
06-16-11, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By cradduck

Modern Frame or that of Yesteryears?

Many, many moons ago I built up a 88' Bridgestone 400 conversion with cheap, old, found, or otherwise borrowed-and-not-returned parts to see if I would enjoy riding fixed. Well, I fell in love with...
06-14-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By cradduck

As was said before, go into a LBS and give them a...

As was said before, go into a LBS and give them a shot....most will have at least one or two fixed gear bikes equipped with bullhorn bars so you can ride them and see if you like them or not. I love...
06-08-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By cradduck

I don't know what kind of riding you are planning...

I don't know what kind of riding you are planning on doing, but I ride fixed for commuting (no trix or barspinz for me) and long distance 'fun rides' and my next bike is definitely going to be a Wabi.
06-07-11, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By cradduck

What could be more typical of coastal Orange...

What could be more typical of coastal Orange County than half-baked and poorly designed businesses trying to cash in on what they see is a fad. These kinds of companies are a dime a dozen around...
05-30-11, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By cradduck

Fixed Gear Touring?

I'm planning on doing some overnight and 2-3 day tours this summer on my bike once it is finished.

Have any of you out in BFland done any fixed gear touring? Any pictures/stories/links you...
05-30-11, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By cradduck

nice video, raymanh!

nice video, raymanh!
05-29-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By cradduck

That is all subjective, just like your claim of...

That is all subjective, just like your claim of being 'poor'. I like the looks of your bike and you should be thankful you can at least afford to ride one. That thing can still blow past a bike...
05-27-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 461,638
Posted By cradduck

Still a work in progress...but here is my daily...

Still a work in progress...but here is my daily commuter....
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1329/townie1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/townie1.jpg/)

Uploaded with...
05-27-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,161
Posted By cradduck

Your Longest Point-to-Point Ride on a Fixie?

Title says it all...what is the longest point-to-point ride you've ever done on a fixie?

Where did you start? Where did you finish? What sticks out most in your memory about the ride?
...
05-24-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By cradduck

I'm certainly comfortable, perhaps the most...

I'm certainly comfortable, perhaps the most comfortable I've ever been on a bike after switching the to an upright position. I just thought I was missing something (perhaps being in a more...
05-24-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By cradduck

Upright or drop bar fixed?

Ive been commuting for quite some time on a old Bridgestone 400. I turned it into an upright bike at the end of last year with Albatross bars and a B67 saddle. I use the bike for daily commuting...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,024
Posted By cradduck

This made me LOL. Then I read it again and LOL's...

This made me LOL. Then I read it again and LOL's some more.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By cradduck

Lost a friend, grandfather, and bicycle commuter on Saturday.

He was 82 years old when he passed away on Saturday...although I think he had told me he was 82 for as long as I can remember so I have the feeling he was fibbing a bit.

He commuted by bicycle for...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By cradduck

Nevermind... I ended up bending the metal...

Nevermind...

I ended up bending the metal supports of the bagman to a different angle to give more clearence from the tire. I also built a 'net' out of hemp twine (I think it is the same stuff...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By cradduck

Carradice Bag Support for Sprung Saddle?

Hello everyone,
Does anyone have any home-brewed or store bought solutions for giving support to a Carradice being used on a sprung saddle?

I received a sprung brooks B67 saddle for Christmas...
Forum: Touring
12-07-10, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,735
Posted By cradduck

Single Speed Touring?

I apologize ahead of time if this has been covered, I am having a heck of a time getting the search function to work for me right now.

I was wondering how realistic it is to tour on a single speed...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By cradduck

I think that my road bike is just too aggressive...

I think that my road bike is just too aggressive in stance and puts a little too much pressure on areas that don't take pressure well without making the twig and berries go numb. I have a...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By cradduck

Keep Brooks B17 or switch it out?

So I recently finished the project bike I have been working on and have a question on saddle selection. The bike has Albatross bars and a nearly upright position to it. I currently have a B17 on...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-10, 02:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,003
Posted By cradduck

Oh No!!! Not another Canada>US thread hijacking...

Oh No!!! Not another Canada>US thread hijacking on the Bike Forums?!?!?:twitchy:

If your neighbor is a cop (mine is as well) the probability of having property damage happen goes way up. :mad:

...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By cradduck

Cruiser Commuting to work?

I am wondering how many people out there are commuting to work on a (beach) cruiser? My commute is about 5.5 miles and almost all flat (one hill that is very manageable) and I am considering picking...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By cradduck

The Cyclist's Sixth Sense

Tonight I left work at 1130pm as usual and started the trek home. One mile along a highway which is fairly quite at that time of night (at least in the section I ride it). Four miles along a MUP...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,777
Posted By cradduck

You should start a bike gang. Go around randomly...

You should start a bike gang. Go around randomly punching people in their cars. Get a reputation, you know?

In reality, just let it go. These morons are going to do something stupid and mommy...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-10, 01:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,381
Posted By cradduck

...I'd like to add to what this person said... ...

...I'd like to add to what this person said...

I have worked that same shift and leaving the house a little after 2am was simply a nightmare. I never had any close calls with drunks driving, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-10, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,889
Posted By cradduck

I kind of have a basket on the front...well, a...

I kind of have a basket on the front...well, a porteur rack at least. I have a carradice on the back, but it is certainly handy for grocery trips on the way home, hauling my fishing gear, bringing...
08-21-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By cradduck

Never Jones'd for a bike till today...

...when I saw a local CL ad for this bike:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1904548089.html

Something about that bike just makes me drool. Nothing really to contribute other than this one...
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