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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,655
Posted By maddy13

Jesus. I read through this thread actually...

Jesus. I read through this thread actually looking for wheel advice. This thread is just toxic. Is there a Mod at all here?
05-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,458
Posted By maddy13

I actually own a Haul-A-Day and it is getting...

I actually own a Haul-A-Day and it is getting sold for the new bike. It rode really well not electrified and with one kid.

I electrified it with their Chinese system, and it has never worked. It...
05-10-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,458
Posted By maddy13

Splendid is the shop Iím working with. They are...

Splendid is the shop Iím working with. They are so kind, patient and knowledgeable. I canít recommend them enough. Today Iím leaning towards the Tern GSD after having a long talk with my SO (who...
05-09-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,458
Posted By maddy13

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. The Riese and...

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. The Riese and MŁller Load 60 was the first bike I tried, and was ridiculously posh, and rode like a dream. It would be pretty tight for two kids. Iím sure the...
05-09-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,458
Posted By maddy13

Bullitt Or Tern GSD

Hi Guys,

The title says it all. I'm torn between a Tern GSD and a LVH Bullitt with the E8000. I need to carry two kids around, and I live in the Pacific NW, so there is rain to contend with. I...
07-23-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By maddy13

Are you looking at the 20mph version (I think...

Are you looking at the 20mph version (I think that is what the Nuvinci is) or the speed version?

i saw one of these in my lbs the other day, and could see this filling the need for a fast...
07-22-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By maddy13

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ecce9927_5b55_4a88_b7fa_15072e64d31b_e531e9af71ae8bc310edf8917e550639f8030aad.jpeg

Just an update: The ride home was awesome. I was...
07-20-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By maddy13

Buying Cero One. Any Experience?

Hi Guys,

My local shop has a sale on Cero One bikes, and they look awesome to me. Deore, Big Ben tires, upgraded battery, good rack and basket options, double kickstand, integrated frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,012
Posted By maddy13

I'm shocked they didn't get back to you. I...

I'm shocked they didn't get back to you. I called them once with a question, and they periodically continue to follow up with me.
10-03-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By maddy13

I picked up a 44cm SuperX on eBay on a whim, and...

I picked up a 44cm SuperX on eBay on a whim, and I am selling my Amira. I am shocked at how comfortable it is with no real speed penalty.
08-24-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By maddy13

I have the frame all the way extended back to...

I have the frame all the way extended back to allow for the seat, and I'm 5'1, so that may be the issue.

I've actually thought about having a dropper post installed to have easier dismounts. It...
08-23-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By maddy13

I didn't ask them. The seat works awesome...

I didn't ask them. The seat works awesome between the low standover and swept back handlebars.

I don't actually hit my knees on the seat. The seat doesn't feel low. I was guessing it was...
08-23-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By maddy13

Cargo Bike Knee Pain

Hi Guys,

The front of my knees have been increasingly tender as I've been carting my kiddo across town on my Bike Friday Haul-A-Day. Love the bike. Kid loves the bike. She sits between my bars...
07-27-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By maddy13

Im interested in these as well. I need a pedal...

Im interested in these as well. I need a pedal that has adjustable spindles. Anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By maddy13

Thanks so much. All of this makes perfect sense....

Thanks so much. All of this makes perfect sense. I'm going to experiment with moving weight onto my bars on downhills. The ST angle is 76 degrees, which means that my seat has to be positioned way...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By maddy13

Proportionally femurs and torso are both long. ...

Proportionally femurs and torso are both long. Seatpost is set back, which negates any top tube benefit of my long torso. The combo scrunches me up in the drops. Not what should be causing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By maddy13

I will look into balancing my wheels. Descending...

I will look into balancing my wheels. Descending in the drops is not easy (wrists have to cock backwards), but I definitely stabilize with a knee.

I don't have this problem with my San Jose, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By maddy13

Descending On 44cm Amira

I need help. I'm 5'1. I can mob down a hill on my 44cm Bianchi San Jose. Descending on my 44cm Amira scares the hell out of me. Things start to wobble and shake. I've had two bike fits. Is it...
10-30-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,776
Posted By maddy13

The pin is locking, although apparently garbage. ...

The pin is locking, although apparently garbage. Can't really put a muddy Mt. Bike in my car, but sure won't be buying another Kuat. It was stolen on a busy afternoon, so the lock must be...
10-30-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,776
Posted By maddy13

It was installed with the Kuat pin.

It was installed with the Kuat pin.
10-29-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,776
Posted By maddy13

Kuat NV Stolen Off Car Beware

Hi All,

My super expensive Kuat NV was stolen off the back of my car in broad daylight right in front of my house in Portland today. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that there are a...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By maddy13

I run a Continental 4 season in the front for a...

I run a Continental 4 season in the front for a little traction (live in Portland) and a gatorskin in the back. These replaced some Panaracer T-servs (awesome flat resistance), and definitely roll...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,334
Posted By maddy13

I am building up an Alfine commuter. Anyone...

I am building up an Alfine commuter. Anyone heard when the Jtek will be available again? I want to be able to use the VO porteur bars, which are road diameter. I thought the Alfine shifter could...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By maddy13

I love my sealLine backpack. It is lightweight,...

I love my sealLine backpack. It is lightweight, waterproof and super comfortable. I have commuted for a year and a half 20 miles roundtrip in Portland's rain with this pack. I once carried a...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,150
Posted By maddy13

I weigh 100lbs. Gusts of wind mixed with wet...

I weigh 100lbs. Gusts of wind mixed with wet leaves = scary.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,708
Posted By maddy13

Ummm... and the Bianchi Pista, the Bianchi San...

Ummm... and the Bianchi Pista, the Bianchi San Jose, SE Lager, SE Draft, Redline 925, Kona Paddy Wagon....lotsa chromoly single speeds. Where do you live?
02-11-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 400,530
Posted By maddy13

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r69/maddy13a/IM...

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r69/maddy13a/IMG_0102.jpg
Hey guys,
I picked up this Yokota mixte from Ebay. I don't know much about it, except that it has "Special Crmo tubing," was made in...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By maddy13

My commute is ten miles each way, and I HATE...

My commute is ten miles each way, and I HATE riding in jeans (plus I love skinny jeans). I bought some Swrve softshell knickers that I wear with tall wool socks, some kind of long john top, a wool...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By maddy13

Walmart is gross! I am an Accounting student,...

Walmart is gross! I am an Accounting student, and even my conservative professors warn us about the evils of Walmart's effect on the economy and its hand in the demise of the middle class. Shop...
10-17-08, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By maddy13

Actually, a mechanic modified my Bianchi San Jose...

Actually, a mechanic modified my Bianchi San Jose with a freehub, mirage rear derailleur and bar end shifter. Worked great. He didn't rebuild the wheel either. Eventually I got stronger and...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By maddy13

I love my swrve knickers, actually. My commute...

I love my swrve knickers, actually. My commute is ten miles each way, and jeans suck to ride in.
10-13-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,850
Posted By maddy13

Really don't think it is a placebo. Maybe it is...

Really don't think it is a placebo. Maybe it is my light weight (105 lbs), but there is a noticeable difference in the effort I put into my 10 mile commute. More stable ride, but damn...
10-13-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,850
Posted By maddy13

I just swapped out a ruined rear 700x25 schwalbe...

I just swapped out a ruined rear 700x25 schwalbe blizzard for a 700x28 panaracer t-serv, and now I feel like I am riding through sand. Size definitely matters.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-08, 01:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,765
Posted By maddy13

Hey Jarery. You're is the correct contraction to...

Hey Jarery. You're is the correct contraction to you are. Your is possessive. I don't even know Lego and I feel bad for him. Chill out.

On topic, I bought some Schwalbe Blizzards to replace my...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 03:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,259
Posted By maddy13

Again a vote for the steel frame. I bought an...

Again a vote for the steel frame. I bought an aluminum bike ONCE. Scared the s*** out of me commuting home in the rain and dark. Squirly as hell. Transfered the components to a steel frame, and...
08-29-08, 02:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,148
Posted By maddy13

I roll a Bianchi San Jose, and wouldn't hesitate...

I roll a Bianchi San Jose, and wouldn't hesitate to ride it in Denver. Just get good winter tires!
08-17-08, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,192
Posted By maddy13

Wow, Guys. I started this thread. I seriously...

Wow, Guys. I started this thread. I seriously doubt anyone rocking Surly hubs is racing. I just have a ten mile commute (each way), and just noticed a little more friction than I remembered. Ya'll...
08-13-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,192
Posted By maddy13

Thanks guys. Do most shops sell cone wrenches?

Thanks guys. Do most shops sell cone wrenches?
08-13-08, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By maddy13

I commute on a Bianchi San Jose with mustache...

I commute on a Bianchi San Jose with mustache bars and slick tires. I have a roadbike, but prefer the upright posture and simplicity of my SS for almost all riding. Before this summer, I seldom (and...
08-12-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,192
Posted By maddy13

Honestly, I was wondering if road hubs spin...

Honestly, I was wondering if road hubs spin inherently smoother than ss hubs. I typically ride my ss bike much more than my road bike, but have been primarilly on my road bike this summer. I was...
08-12-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,192
Posted By maddy13

Surly hub spins slow

Hi guys, I am hopping back on my singlespeed after riding my roadbike for a couple of months. I notice that my rear singlespeed wheel (surly hub laced to aerohead rim) spins MUCH slower and for a...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,164
Posted By maddy13

tape that ***** up. Something is inflamed in...

tape that ***** up. Something is inflamed in there. I had wrist pain several years ago, and really just had to let it heal. Maybe take an anti-inflamatory something before you ride.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,164
Posted By maddy13

not letting up

guys the rain in portland is nuts! I haven't ridden my bike in days. Usually it rains in bursts, but it has not let up at all. The streets are flooded. I don't blame anyone for staying in!
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By maddy13

Hey guys, I live in Portland too, and my brakes...

Hey guys, I live in Portland too, and my brakes don't really work in the rain. Any suggestions for new brake pads?
Forum: Commuting
11-01-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By maddy13

The guy that worked on my bike was this older...

The guy that worked on my bike was this older German fellow that used to race in Europe when singlespeeds were the only thing allowed. He seemed to think that while the Europeans had been using...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By maddy13

I was just thinking about the only headwind thing...

I was just thinking about the only headwind thing last night as I was riding home at about midnight wondering when the wind was gonna be on my side!
Forum: Commuting
11-01-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By maddy13

Ducati, I love how steel rides! Aluminum sucks...

Ducati, I love how steel rides! Aluminum sucks for winter. Is the nexus premium a good internal hub?
Forum: Commuting
11-01-06, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By maddy13

Honestly, this thing rides better than the volpe....

Honestly, this thing rides better than the volpe. I test rode the volpe and the tiagra/deore setup was a little noisey, and wasn't into the light on the castro valley. I really just wanted a couple...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By maddy13

turned my san jose into a 7speed (purists avert your eyes)

Guys I turned my Bianchi San Jose into a 7 speed. Singlespeed was cool, but I would rather wreck my knees during ski season. My LBSput an ultegra bar end shifter on friction mode, and paired it...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,692
Posted By maddy13

Bought the san jose! I love the washed out blue...

Bought the san jose! I love the washed out blue color. I have a long commute and a hill at the end...kinda missed some gears, but love the bike.
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