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10-12-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By rjmcgovern

I agree, ignore is a valuable function. Listening...

I agree, ignore is a valuable function. Listening to the arm chair experts criticize other forum members is tiring. Clearly we aren't capable of achieving their exalted perfection.
10-11-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By rjmcgovern

One thought to consider is the relative...

One thought to consider is the relative difficulty of changing a flat with a larger tire. I was running 28C's tires on my Wabi Lightening, and learned that the tire had to be partially deflated to...
09-18-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By rjmcgovern

I prefer the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season...

I prefer the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season tire. It's puncture resistant, due to an added protective layer, and it's 240 grams (it's only 20 grams more than the regular Conti 4000, which is very...
08-09-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By rjmcgovern

I've used both for commuting, but prefer a...

I've used both for commuting, but prefer a messenger bag. One tip, the Timbuk2 bags have the best strap system, by far. The main strap can be easily adjusted using a special clasp, and their bags in...
05-17-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By rjmcgovern

I loved my SE so much that I bought one for my...

I loved my SE so much that I bought one for my son in New York. Curtis personally took care of it, shipping to NY with a note from me, and followed up to make sure everyone is happy. You're right,...
05-15-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By rjmcgovern

I can't comment on the GP, but thought I'd tell...

I can't comment on the GP, but thought I'd tell you the Lightening SE is an amazing bike. I have 6 bikes in my stable, although the Wabi is far and away my favorite (above a Pinarello Dogma). I added...
04-10-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By rjmcgovern

I started with 28's on my Wabi Lightening SE, but...

I started with 28's on my Wabi Lightening SE, but eventually switched to 25's. I ride with two freewheels (a 17t and an 18t), enabling me to flip the rear wheel depending on the selected course. I...
09-22-17, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,146
Posted By rjmcgovern

I've been commuting on a Wabi lightning SE for...

I've been commuting on a Wabi lightning SE for two years. It's a great bike, with these positives:

-Carbon fork does a great job on road dampening
-Stiff enough for agile maneuvering in traffic...
05-05-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,163
Posted By rjmcgovern

Wabi Lightening SE Owner

I've had mine for 2+ years, and it's my favorite among 5 bikes. Here are a few thoughts:

-I bought the lighter weight wheels and the enhanced tires, although I wouldn't repeat the tire purchase. I...
04-03-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,322
Posted By rjmcgovern

I have ThickSlicks on both of my commuting bikes....

I have ThickSlicks on both of my commuting bikes. I recently discovered they have a "race version" which is only 235 grams (versus 425 grams for the standard version). I recently bought the race...
02-17-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,935
Posted By rjmcgovern

A Wabi Lightning SE is my commuting bike. While I...

A Wabi Lightning SE is my commuting bike. While I have 5 bikes, the Wabi is my clear favorite. It's set-up as a single speed and is incredibly smooth, light, and retro cool. It's the best $1,200 I've...
11-07-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,839
Posted By rjmcgovern

Thoughts about my Wabi

I ride a Wabi Lightning SE as my primary commuting bike. I'm a serious rider, clocking more than 6,000 miles per year on four different bikes. While I like all my bikes, there's no contest: The Wabi...
09-26-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By rjmcgovern

Here's a link to the quick release seat post rack...

Here's a link to the quick release seat post rack I have on my Wabi. It's $24, and is both sturdy and fairly light-weight:
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09-23-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By rjmcgovern

Seat Post Rack

On my Wabi I have a seat-post rack with a quick release. This allows me to easily remove it from the bike, and given the metal seat post, it's capable of carrying a fair amount of weight. 538122
08-09-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,013
Posted By rjmcgovern

Might be time to splurge

I own a Wabi Lightning SE and am delighted with the fit, finish, and ride. It's the best bike in my 6 bike fleet. 25 years ago I was in the process of buying my first "real road bike", trying to...
06-29-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,765
Posted By rjmcgovern

Congrats

@beardogger, I hope you also enjoy your Wabi. Enjoy the first ride.
06-22-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,765
Posted By rjmcgovern

@IAMSam: perhaps this is consistent with...

@IAMSam: perhaps this is consistent with Richard's view on life. He doesn't seem to care about boasting or tooting his won horn. Perhaps it's the mark of a true craftsman :-)
06-22-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,765
Posted By rjmcgovern

@beardogger: Honestly, I'm scared to death to...

@beardogger: Honestly, I'm scared to death to ride fixed. I only use single speed freewheels, perhaps because I'd "forget" as move among my bikes. Regarding the bull horns, I really haven't...
06-17-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,765
Posted By rjmcgovern

I'm a New Wabi Owner--Review

This is a follow-on the earlier post about Wabi's new home. I thought it would be helpful if I posted a review of my Wabi Lightning SE, which I've been riding for about a month. If you aren't...
06-09-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,303
Posted By rjmcgovern

Wabi Lightning SE, Great new bike

I'm sharing a personal review for the other forum members. I recently purchased a Wabi Lightning SE as the latest addition to my stable. I own a mix of high-end road bikes and single speed bikes, and...
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