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03-20-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By blakcloud

The stem you chose is fine. You could spend more,...

The stem you chose is fine. You could spend more, get something with a nicer finish, fancy brand name etc. but this one will work. Going from a 110 to 70 with that much rise is going to be a big...
03-19-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By blakcloud

I don't have experience with that bike but I...

I don't have experience with that bike but I think the stumbling block is the carbon fiber fork. Not so much with the height but the width. The fork blades tend to be quite wide and limit the size of...
03-19-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,190
Posted By blakcloud

I had a triple on my Rivendell and decided to go...

I had a triple on my Rivendell and decided to go with a compact double. Like others have mentioned it is a terrible combination for the reasons mentioned. When it warms up, the triple is going back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,936
Posted By blakcloud

Very nice looking bike Raxel.

Very nice looking bike Raxel.
03-15-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By blakcloud

I don't know if they still sell it but Shimano...

I don't know if they still sell it but Shimano made/makes the Metrea groupset for commuting flat bar bikes.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/metrea-u5000.html
03-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By blakcloud

Looks good, the price is right, though like the...

Looks good, the price is right, though like the other poster the size concerns me. It won’t hurt to go look at it.
03-14-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,505
Posted By blakcloud

To stop cars from driving through. If it is wide...

To stop cars from driving through. If it is wide enough for a car someone will try.
03-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By blakcloud

I have two Silca's and one with that head. I was...

I have two Silca's and one with that head. I was able to replace the rubber gasket and even bought an extra before the switch over to Indianapolis ownership. When the gasket is new, I just spit on it...
03-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By blakcloud

Did you watch the videos that TimothH posted?...

Did you watch the videos that TimothH posted? They were actually quite good.

As for your question on lifting your front wheel while going down a hill, I think that question should wait until you...
03-07-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,399
Posted By blakcloud

I think the name gravel bike is a little...

I think the name gravel bike is a little misleading. The term adventure bike is much more descriptive to me. With that said I do think it is time to have a separate category because the recreational...
03-03-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 939
Posted By blakcloud

I posted this yesterday in another thread. I am a...

I posted this yesterday in another thread. I am a fan of the the Park Tool Chests Currently I use a the BX-2 but with the amount of tools I am accumulating, I might need to move up to the BX-3. Yes,...
03-02-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By blakcloud

I live in a condo and don't have the luxury of a...

I live in a condo and don't have the luxury of a dedicated workspace so this is my solution. Park Tool BX-2. It keeps everything organized and in one place. Yes, this tool box is expensive but it is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 383,557
Posted By blakcloud

Just for a moment lets forget what the bike was...

Just for a moment lets forget what the bike was "suppose to be" and look at the bike as something brand new, like you have never seen it before, never heard about it. When you take away your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By blakcloud

I have never been a fan of the Vero crank. They...

I have never been a fan of the Vero crank. They are functional but heavy, so yes that would be the first thing I would change. I would also replace the bottom bracket with a lighter one. If it is...
02-18-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By blakcloud

I read the beginning of your other thread on the...

I read the beginning of your other thread on the theft of your bike so I hope you have that sorted for your new bike. (I never read the conclusion, if there was one).

Cost and efficiency wise, any...
02-08-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By blakcloud

My favorite apron is the one made by Silca....

My favorite apron is the one made by Silca. https://silca.cc/products/apron-premio

Not only is it heavy duty with great straps but it has a split up the middle.This allows you to test ride your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By blakcloud

Very cool!!! That must have been a fun project....

Very cool!!! That must have been a fun project. Happy riding.
12-28-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,059
Posted By blakcloud

I have a Brompton and a Rivendell and commuted on...

I have a Brompton and a Rivendell and commuted on both. Which do I prefer? Well that depends. When space, parking and risk of theft is high I chose the Brompton. The downside is the bike rides like...
12-25-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By blakcloud

I have the BX-2 and like it a lot. Since I live...

I have the BX-2 and like it a lot. Since I live in a condo with a no bike in the unit rule, I have to work on my bikes elsewhere. Being able to carry my tools to my bike makes life and bicycle...
12-22-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By blakcloud

I have all the tools I need and even have a Park...

I have all the tools I need and even have a Park BX-2 Tool Box but like the OP I want the new Park Tool Box BX-3 on wheels. I just need more volume to carry all my tools....
12-17-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By blakcloud

Isn't it Geraint THOMAS?

Isn't it Geraint THOMAS?
12-10-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By blakcloud

I don't know if this is the answer to the OP's...

I don't know if this is the answer to the OP's problem but this is a well thought out piece of advice. Thanks for posting this.
12-07-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,565
Posted By blakcloud

Get yourself a Burley Travoy trailer for the days...

Get yourself a Burley Travoy trailer for the days you want to carry a load of groceries and keep your bike the way it is. I agree with you, there is something liberating about having a unladen bike.
11-13-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By blakcloud

I am pretty sure I bought mine from...

I am pretty sure I bought mine from Jensonusa.com. This is the BX-2 and I have had if for over a year and I like it. It doesn't hold all my tools and it can get pretty heavy carrying it, therefore I...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,414
Posted By blakcloud

I have the Shower Pass Elite 2.1 also and it...

I have the Shower Pass Elite 2.1 also and it worked for a while but now I use it more as winter wind breaker than anything else as it stopped working long time ago. Thanks to the tips on here I am...
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