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09-26-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By Soma Roark

El Duke Degreaser Discontinued??

:twitchy:

It was a mild yet effective degreaser, and lasts forever. Whyyyyyyyy....

Anything similar? I just used up my bottle... if I knew this was coming I would have stocked up.
09-24-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,660
Posted By Soma Roark

Very nice bike, I'm definitely a fan of those...

Very nice bike, I'm definitely a fan of those early Treks =). I think there has been really good advice given, especially fixing the stem and leveling the saddle for safety, but if you're happy just...
09-15-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Soma Roark

Yup, not sure how it'll work in the wild, but I'm...

Yup, not sure how it'll work in the wild, but I'm assuming it's pretty high grade (may be a very false assumption). And no, they say no batteries... what is this dark magic...
09-15-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Soma Roark

Or it could use a USB key, not sure what the...

Or it could use a USB key, not sure what the final production decision was...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 12:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,475
Posted By Soma Roark

Mmm interesting, looks like Magicshine also uses...

Mmm interesting, looks like Magicshine also uses these LEDs, but this is def the more economic way to go! Thanks for the links and info =)
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,475
Posted By Soma Roark

Pictures? Link? $55? -_- skeptical... prove me...

Pictures? Link? $55? -_- skeptical... prove me wrong =)
09-14-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Soma Roark

New Knog Strongman Auto U-lock: Buy?

Would you buy the new upcoming Knog Strongman lock? Apparently it uses some sort of wireless keytag system. I assume it will be expensive, maybe $150. Looks spectacular, but I wonder... is something...
09-14-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,262
Posted By Soma Roark

... please continue!!!!

... please continue!!!!
09-14-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Soma Roark

Worthy cause indeed, will send and share. ...

Worthy cause indeed, will send and share.



While true there should be cuts, how about they prioritize the areas of concern? How is this ANY where near the top of the list??
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By Soma Roark

Did they paint over the lugs? (exposed being one...

Did they paint over the lugs? (exposed being one of my favorite features) And I agree, the decals would bother me more and more every time I look at it... Perhaps you can mention that for a price...
Forum: Introductions
09-14-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Soma Roark

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,628
Posted By Soma Roark

No Mike, huge fan here too! Ok at first I was a...

No Mike, huge fan here too! Ok at first I was a bit iffy about it, but then I really warmed up to it, especially after reading up on it at the Rivendell site...
09-11-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,669
Posted By Soma Roark

They're getting a restock in a week they said...

They're getting a restock in a week they said...
09-11-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,683
Posted By Soma Roark

Drill 2 holes on each side, and do an X pattern...

Drill 2 holes on each side, and do an X pattern lace together?
09-11-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,261
Posted By Soma Roark

Yeah if I had to do it all over again that's what...

Yeah if I had to do it all over again that's what I'd do too... (learned the hard way). Get a beater, then get the kryptonite fuggadaboutit (however you spell it), change all the quick release to...
09-10-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,261
Posted By Soma Roark

Make sure you have a good U-lock, and never leave...

Make sure you have a good U-lock, and never leave overnight and you should be ok. I've browsed this guy twice and like his inventory and his prices: http://hbbikeshop.com/ ... You might also try:...
09-08-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,008
Posted By Soma Roark

Reminds me of the Riv Bombadil (certainly puts it...

Reminds me of the Riv Bombadil (certainly puts it in context anyway): http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/mtbwelcome.htm
http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/FourBikes1979.jpg
09-08-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,008
Posted By Soma Roark

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/72tunaboa...

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/72tunaboat/summer2010026.jpg

I really like the design of this bike, kudos! What is it? =P Lately I've been missing the 35s I've been riding on with my...
09-02-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Soma Roark

Have you tried the nut from your tubes? Those are...

Have you tried the nut from your tubes? Those are pretty flat and fit mine. +1 on file.
08-28-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,126
Posted By Soma Roark

^^^ O baby...

^^^ O baby...
08-28-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,126
Posted By Soma Roark

I want to touch it! Great job! ...

I want to touch it! Great job!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bhnrhkkO9U4/Tlq0XkDSyTI/AAAAAAAALU4/KtHo5sgq71w/s800/CIMG1169.JPG
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Soma Roark

I've noticed that the touring Treks have had...

I've noticed that the touring Treks have had crazy prices these days, but don't know if they've been selling. But personally I agree with the above, still seems a bit high (although that is asking...
08-28-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,159
Posted By Soma Roark

mmmmmmmmmm hm

mmmmmmmmmm hm
08-27-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Soma Roark

Can you report this to the city? I know LA is...

Can you report this to the city? I know LA is pretty good about hazardous wastes on the roads. Can you avoid the bike paths altogether and go on the main streets? (Unless you mean the designated...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Soma Roark

=O Where are the CVers?! I think they would want...

=O Where are the CVers?! I think they would want pics or lists ASAP! That's too bad about the break-ins, sigh, really sad. What did your parents do in France? I think it'd be interesting to document...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Soma Roark

Woo that's where treasures are found =P Maybe the...

Woo that's where treasures are found =P Maybe the owner put on bigger tires bc my friend's bike had enough clearance and it was probably a 28 or 32 (don't remember). Is it possible the front fork was...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Soma Roark

1. It'd be pretty easy to switch out the bars but...

1. It'd be pretty easy to switch out the bars but do it only if the narrow one continues to bother you. 2. $350 is probably fair... although you could probably, and should negotiate that down. What...
08-27-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By Soma Roark

Varicose veins tend to get worse with age, when...

Varicose veins tend to get worse with age, when the valves in the veins don't work as well, and are often worsened when you stand or sit for long periods of time. Exercise, raising your feet,...
08-27-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By Soma Roark

That's the problem with sticker systems, it's...

That's the problem with sticker systems, it's nothing more than a fancy serial number, which you obviously already have. The tag system does something difference in that there is a potential for...
08-26-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By Soma Roark

AAA HAAAAA!!!!!!! (<-- George Constanza) Not so...

AAA HAAAAA!!!!!!! (<-- George Constanza) Not so into sticker systems but looks like the seat tube tag has a chance, and at only $25 not bad! What's the success rate do you know? Does it work? I can...
08-26-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,437
Posted By Soma Roark

Ha! As I suspected, ok 1 more coat =)

Ha! As I suspected, ok 1 more coat =)
08-25-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,036
Posted By Soma Roark

Amaaaaazing!

Amaaaaazing!
08-25-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,400
Posted By Soma Roark

Is he the one who wrote about the Raleigh and the...

Is he the one who wrote about the Raleigh and the blue hair lady? Bc that was pretty good too =)
08-25-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,437
Posted By Soma Roark

Thanks rootboy for the flakes! Here it is, before...

Thanks rootboy for the flakes! Here it is, before and after, and I like it! I'll prob put on another coat later but I'm liking the colors I'm seeing at the moment. (Wasn't systematic...so this is 1-2...
08-25-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By Soma Roark

huh? I can't take my dog's chip tech and tape it...

huh? I can't take my dog's chip tech and tape it inside the tube, scan it and it'll have my address? =) And atbman, what is this system you speak of... enlighten us. Long live the Queen!
08-25-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By Soma Roark

Beautiful! All the details are wonderful, maybe a...

Beautiful! All the details are wonderful, maybe a few more closeups... =)
08-25-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,400
Posted By Soma Roark

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/693469-my...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/693469-my-1921-Raleigh-Golden-arrow.

It had a story, great photos, and was about restoration. =)
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,003
Posted By Soma Roark

That's just crazy. It actually sounds like the...

That's just crazy. It actually sounds like the author and the cyclists want the same thing: more parking! What he should have done was gather cyclist support then lobby the city, but instead he glues...
08-24-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,453
Posted By Soma Roark

Wow this is ridiculous: I too was recently riding...

Wow this is ridiculous: I too was recently riding on Panaracer Paselas TG 35s on CR18s (also really liked the tires) and took them out for fender spacing (still waiting for restock) and put on...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,977
Posted By Soma Roark

I just got a pair from Amazon (note there are two...

I just got a pair from Amazon (note there are two sizes) for about $10 and they work great. Fits well, and works as advertised, brings levels down a bit (garage door, wind, etc). Sorry couldn't wait...
08-23-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,452
Posted By Soma Roark

Although when people talk about the resurgence of...

Although when people talk about the resurgence of city bikes, they seem to be all made of steel at the very least, and are modeled after the Dutch production bikes (Public bikes come to mind), and...
08-23-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Soma Roark

Haha thanks! Glad I don't have to do too much...

Haha thanks! Glad I don't have to do too much more, I'll try the paste wax on the chrome and just routinely check on the steel rod. This was my first diamond in the rough! Hopefully next time it'll...
08-23-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Soma Roark

Rusty Jeff Covey Restoration with vinegar: Questions...

A bit strange but bear with me. So while out looking for a beater, I came upon these rusty stools: aluminum top, steel beam, and chrome supports (CV bike materials!) that turned out to be Jeff Coveys...
08-23-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,590
Posted By Soma Roark

Uhhh huh... <suspicious look> =)

Uhhh huh... <suspicious look> =)
08-23-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By Soma Roark

I use these, haven't failed me yet, and will get...

I use these, haven't failed me yet, and will get another set when they fall apart (it's been 2+ years and still going strong), I wet them everything now and then and air dry....
08-23-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By Soma Roark

Wait a minute... if dogs can be tagged, why can't...

Wait a minute... if dogs can be tagged, why can't bikes?? Or a credit card smart chip scanning enabled ID system thing?
08-23-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,751
Posted By Soma Roark

I had a kryptonite U-lock, I think it was about...

I had a kryptonite U-lock, I think it was about $50 and back when they still used the O-shape key, but when I found it, the lock had been cut/severed (I don't know how) and my bike gone. On a side...
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Soma Roark

Wow this guy is quite the salesman (or not...

Wow this guy is quite the salesman (or not depending on how you look at it hehe)! I didn't know my Sakae randonneur bars are that hot on eBay, I should sell mine to him, you think he'll buy? Sounds a...
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