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Forum: Commuting
05-04-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By kelz0429

Need opinions on cheap replacement for stolen commuter

Hi all,

My Raleigh Grand Prix was recently stolen (very, very sad day), so I'm in the market for a replacement. Unfortunately, I am in grad school and have a super limited budget--I mean: SUPER...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By kelz0429

FIXED! :thumb: ...

FIXED! :thumb:

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/kelz0429/IMG_1846.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By kelz0429

Torrilin, I hear you on the...

Torrilin, I hear you on the wait-until-your-stuff-wears-out-before-replacing philosophy--I hold that as my own--that is one reason that I am not running out to buy a more, road-savvy bike (not to...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By kelz0429

Modifications for my Raleigh Venture 3.0...any ideas?

Hi all!

This is probably going to seem like a strange topic--might even aggravate some of you ;)

I recently purchased a Raleigh Venture 3.0. I intend to commute with the bike (~4 miles RT) and...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,832
Posted By kelz0429

If that piece does have something to do with the...

If that piece does have something to do with the suspension (if it somehow controls the cushiness of it, I mean), wouldn't tightening it be a bad idea (given that I am very happy with the ride of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,832
Posted By kelz0429

Okay--as I was looking at the QR to try to...

Okay--as I was looking at the QR to try to tighten the bolt, I realized that it isn't really the QR causing the problem, it is the metal collar-type piece that is located at the top of the post just...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,832
Posted By kelz0429

Loose Quick Release Seatpost...Common Problem?

Hi All!

I have been riding my Raleigh Venture 3.0 for the past month and, just today, noticed that my seat tends to spin around a little bit when I spin around on my bike (for example, when I...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,460
Posted By kelz0429

The bars are swept back at a strange angle (at...

The bars are swept back at a strange angle (at least, it seems strange to me). I would normally just reassure myself with the idea that the bars can be changed at any time. With this bike, however,...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,460
Posted By kelz0429

I actually test rode that bike, the Easy Roller...

I actually test rode that bike, the Easy Roller Coasting, and it was a pretty sweet ride--but I agree on both points--beautiful bike, not for me.

I think my biggest concern about the Easy Street...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,460
Posted By kelz0429

K2 Easy Street 2008

Hello all! My partner purchased this bike from REI over the weekend. I think she wants to use it as a general recreation bike (we will be riding greenways, etc.) but I am curious to find out what you...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By kelz0429

Yes, they are Planet Bike Cascadia ATBs--I know I...

Yes, they are Planet Bike Cascadia ATBs--I know I will love them once they are corrected.

I think I am going to take the bike back to the shop for adjustment. Even if the fender's position isn't...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By kelz0429

The Adidas Samba Classic is a GREAT shoe for...

The Adidas Samba Classic is a GREAT shoe for cycling--I have always had a pair of Sambas and have found that they are a wonderful shoe for almost any casual/sporting activity.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By kelz0429

When adjusting the nut and bolt on the fork, how...

When adjusting the nut and bolt on the fork, how do I deal with the stays? I am guessing that they need to be loosened and adjusted as well--at least, the stay closest to the fork would need to be,...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By kelz0429

No, it doesn't rub at all. I was just thinking...

No, it doesn't rub at all. I was just thinking about the possibility of a rock or something getting lodged between the tire and fender.

If it doesn't rub, does that pretty much mean it is okay?
Forum: Commuting
04-26-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By kelz0429

Front fender needs adjustment?

Hi All,

Does anyone think my front fender is sitting a little too close to the tire at the top? Is it too hard to tell just by looking at these pics?
...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,679,523
Posted By kelz0429

Hello All! I am finally getting around to...

Hello All!

I am finally getting around to posting a few photos of my new commuter--here they are:

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/kelz0429/IMG_1794.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,612
Posted By kelz0429

Unfortunately, my instructions don't indicate the...

Unfortunately, my instructions don't indicate the correct number of dial clicks. I am also a bit upset that the instructions don't make a point to differentiate my model from the other models. I know...
04-20-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By kelz0429

Okay, I think I get it now. If you look at the...

Okay, I think I get it now. If you look at the Suntour NEX series page (http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SID=sie3772dca57e3055612116fcb0747fd/index.php?screen=sh.product_series&tnid=1579)again, you...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,612
Posted By kelz0429

I took at a look at the Suntour page and found...

I took at a look at the Suntour page and found that they all seem to have two adjustments EXCEPT mine. If you take a look at the 4100 model...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,612
Posted By kelz0429

Adjusting preload..I have a problem...

Hello All! I posted this in the Mechanics forum last night, but I think I may be better off here b/c I am guessing that some of you might actually have my bike, a 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0.

So,...
04-20-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By kelz0429

Yeah, it sounds nice and simple, but there is no...

Yeah, it sounds nice and simple, but there is no way to find "all the way." The thing will continue to turn and turn and turn and turn. The tension varies a little bit, but not enough to let you...
04-19-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By kelz0429

Thanks for the instructions, Torchy--I ran a...

Thanks for the instructions, Torchy--I ran a Google search but did not come across that page.

Even after reading the instructions, however, I was unable to answer my question. This is all it...
04-19-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By kelz0429

I Need Help Adjusting Suspension...?

Hello All!

I hate to sound like a total NOOB, but I AM when it comes to bikes with a front suspension (I have always had a cruiser). I was told by my LBS that I could adjust my front suspension...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By kelz0429

Wow--that was a complicated install--PRECISELY...

Wow--that was a complicated install--PRECISELY why I am taking my bike to my LBS for fender installation. I just hope they do a decent job (I often have little faith). I will probably be riding...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By kelz0429

I was afraid the phrase "drill a hole" would...

I was afraid the phrase "drill a hole" would follow my last post ;)

I am going to try to find a rack with a mount--otherwise, I will have to bust out my drill (I think I have one...).

Thanks...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By kelz0429

Well, I bought them! I am totally a NOOB...

Well, I bought them!

I am totally a NOOB when it comes to fenders and the hardware involved, so I apologize ahead of time if this is a super-dumb question.

Is there a spot on these fenders to...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By kelz0429

Actually, I have gone to about 5 different stores...

Actually, I have gone to about 5 different stores (REI, Dicks, and three LBSs) to try on helmets and have only had luck with the Bell Solar (which has a pointy back snag point) and the Bell Influx in...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By kelz0429

Planet Bike Cascadia ATB 60mm fenders

I know nothing about fenders...

What do you all think of these:
...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By kelz0429

Yep! I sure did. I hope it fits the way I...

Yep! I sure did.

I hope it fits the way I want it to fit. If not, I am going to order the Metro and hope for the best. I am having a really hard time finding a decent-fitting helmet that is...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By kelz0429

Thanks for all of your replies and advice. I had...

Thanks for all of your replies and advice. I had no idea that the Metro was still available anywhere--none of the sites I frequent have it in stock. I hadn't even thought to search Performance for...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By kelz0429

Bell Variant as a Commuter Helmet--I am struggling with the decision!

Hello All!

I am considering the purchase of a Bell Variant to replace my Bell Citi, which does not fit me very well. I have three questions:

1. This helmet is marketed as a mountain bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,339
Posted By kelz0429

Well, the weather cleared up just long enough for...

Well, the weather cleared up just long enough for me to take a test ride on the Raleigh...

I loved it! I didn't even have to give myself anymore time to consider my decision. I felt as if the...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,339
Posted By kelz0429

Leo, it IS the deal you got at Cycle Logic--I am...

Leo, it IS the deal you got at Cycle Logic--I am in Raleigh, NC, and Cycle Logic is actually the only shop here in Raleigh that sells Raleigh bikes (at least, they are the only shop I have been able...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,339
Posted By kelz0429

:Thanks again, all who have replied! I am a...

:Thanks again, all who have replied!

I am a bit wary of the 700c tires, as I know they are more fragile and flats are more probable. I am also just under 5'4", so the taller tires wouldn't really...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,339
Posted By kelz0429

I have NOW been exposed to the Specialized...

I have NOW been exposed to the Specialized Crossroads Sport. From what I understand, the only difference between this and the Expedition is the tire size: the Crossroads sports a 700c.

When...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,339
Posted By kelz0429

Thank you both for your replies. To answer...

Thank you both for your replies.

To answer your question, Severian, I have been able to take the Specialized on a 1 mile test ride but have only been able to take the Raleigh on a ride around the...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,339
Posted By kelz0429

Raleigh Venture 3.0 vs. Specialized Expedition Sport

Hello All!

I will be commuting to school beginning in August and have narrowed my bike search down to the Raleigh Venture 3.0 and the Specialized Expedition Sport (both sporting a step-through...
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