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Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 06:04 PM
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Posted By kyledr

Looking for just one sided panniers. From my...

Looking for just one sided panniers. From my research the lighter panniers generally aren't much different in cost especially when considering light panniers might be 1kg or more lighter than heavy...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By kyledr

Lightweight Pannier

Hi I'm looking for an around town pannier that can hold a 15" laptop, misc cables and things, small amount of papers, a lock, and a change of clothes. I'm wondering if the Chrome rolltop 20 pannier...
Forum: Touring
08-06-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead...

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead hook 25mm, or something else? I'm strongly considering going tubeless, and would rather get a rim that will be easier to make tubeless (which I think...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead...

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead hook 25mm, or something else? I'm strongly considering going tubeless, and would rather get a rim that will be easier to make tubeless (which I think...
Forum: Touring
08-05-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

I've been reading. Some bike thieves here are...

I've been reading. Some bike thieves here are serial bike thieves who know somewhat advanced techniques for stealing wheels/bikes. From what I've been reading, Pitlock/Pinheads might not even be good...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

Yeah mate, I joined this forum 9 years ago, but...

Yeah mate, I joined this forum 9 years ago, but I've never ridden a bike. Thanks for the advice.

I ordered the parts. The bike has drifted away from what most would consider a "touring" bike,...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Just ordered the parts. I'll try to remember to...

Just ordered the parts. I'll try to remember to post pics when it's built.
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

http://fcdn.roadbikereview.com/attachments/cyclocr...

http://fcdn.roadbikereview.com/attachments/cyclocross/299654d1409331853-cyclocross-specific-chinese-carbon-first.jpg

Does this look like it has enough clearance for full fenders? If so I might...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

That's one hell of a bike. No I would not...

That's one hell of a bike.

No I would not leave a bike locked up overnight in Oakland. The worst case scenario would be going out on the weekend and coming back home around midnight. Probably some...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

I'm hoping to use Alfine 11 over the 8. With disc...

I'm hoping to use Alfine 11 over the 8. With disc brakes the brake reach should not be an issue (never used them, but I hope that's right).
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

I didn't know the exact difference, thanks. I...

I didn't know the exact difference, thanks. I knew the Rohloff went lower (why I wanted it), but it's looking like my area is so bad people might cut the spokes for the Rohloff. Based on this chart...
Forum: Touring
08-03-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

Just discovered cheap carbon cyclocross frames on...

Just discovered cheap carbon cyclocross frames on eBay. I could build a bike for a reasonable price this way, I think. I assume there's some weight limit that's not too high for such a rack mount. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Ooh, just found cheap carbon frames on eBay. They...

Ooh, just found cheap carbon frames on eBay. They make a good cross frame that's very light and has mounts for fenders, does disc brakes and wide tires. I'd build it as 650b with Alfine, and I think...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Wow a Cannondale Synapse looks like it's pretty...

Wow a Cannondale Synapse looks like it's pretty good. I'll keep my eye out for a used one and see if it would be a good 650b Alfine candidate.
Forum: Touring
08-03-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

I'm thinking more of general transit + occasional...

I'm thinking more of general transit + occasional credit card touring. One bike I like the look of is the Cannondale Synapse. I could probably snag a used one for cheap enough, maybe convert it to...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Used carbon and keeping the gears is actually...

Used carbon and keeping the gears is actually sometimes very cheap with all the selection of bikes here in the Bay Area. Some disc bikes look like they would be ideal for conversion to 650b. So...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Thanks wphamilton maybe I'll do just that--find a...

Thanks wphamilton maybe I'll do just that--find a used carbon bike and just do the quick release fender/rack mounts. Not sure why I was so set on having built-in brazons for fender/rack attachment.
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Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

I never asked for a bike that costs a few hundred...

I never asked for a bike that costs a few hundred dollars. Here's a bike that meets my criteria for a do it all bike (not sure about the weight part) and under 2k as asked for: Thorn Reynolds 853...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 12:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

If I had all of the answers when I started this...

If I had all of the answers when I started this thread, I wouldn't have posted it. Please stay on topic or don't reply.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 12:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Looks like you may have read my updated post in...

Looks like you may have read my updated post in the touring section. Basically I realized the 2k budget was a bit of a problem. The reason is that few makers have whole bikes the way I want, and the...
Forum: Touring
08-02-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

Had to do this myself... This is with canti...

Had to do this myself... This is with canti brakes, but adjust slightly for disks if so...

BB+crank+chainring+bolts = 816
Stem = 150
headset = 75
Brakes 115 x 2 = 230
Shifter = ~100g (unknown)...
Forum: Touring
08-02-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

I'm in the United States. I mean road...

I'm in the United States.

I mean road bars/drop bars, you know, the bars you see on any road bike. I'm open to straight bars or the other odd bars I've seen on touring bikes.

To be a little...
Forum: Touring
08-02-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,574
Posted By kyledr

Dream touring/commuter bike

I posted in the commuter section, but I'm realizing that what I really want is a touring bicycle. Here's a rough idea of what I'm thinking: very light steel frame (I'm used to late 70s to early 90s...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

What if I did away with that pesky budget...

What if I did away with that pesky budget requirement? For a custom frame, what is the lightest steel tubing that would be sane to use for commuting? If I go with a Rohloff Speedhub, do you think I...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,350
Posted By kyledr

Let's stay focused, people of the Internet. Not...

Let's stay focused, people of the Internet. Not interested in a fixed gear (read above, I have a 15-16 lb fixed gear). The bike should ideally be light (sub 20 lbs pre rack and fenders), wide...
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