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Posted By divtag

$2,000 for a frame is out of my budget. The plan...

$2,000 for a frame is out of my budget. The plan is not to spend more than $2,000 for a complete build. Maybe my expectations are off, but that is where I am at. Even $2,000 I'd have to think twice....
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Views: 6,003
Posted By divtag

Light(er) Steel Fame Options?

I currently have a Salsa Vaya as my primary road bike. As I have been upping my riding/miles and going beyond metric centuries, I have started thinking about getting something a little more nimble....
12-18-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By divtag

I love Moosewood Cookbooks (New Classics, Low...

I love Moosewood Cookbooks (New Classics, Low Fat, and Sundays at Moosewood). Also, Veganomicon and http://www.theppk.com/.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,755
Posted By divtag

I use ExOfficio wicking boxers. They work great...

I use ExOfficio wicking boxers. They work great inconjunction with a Brooks. Also, get used for hiking/camping. Biking shorts aren't multi-purpose like that.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By divtag

Switch to flats (maybe with Grip Kings) and wear...

Switch to flats (maybe with Grip Kings) and wear whatever shoes you like.
Forum: Commuting
04-21-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By divtag

What about MUSA Knickers from Rivendell:...

What about MUSA Knickers from Rivendell: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/ab2.htm?
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By divtag

REI Novara bikes are a good value. Right now is...

REI Novara bikes are a good value. Right now is the member sale. If you are a member you get 20% off one item. Usually it is allowed on Novara bikes, but not any other brands.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By divtag

I am tired of having the Camelbak on my back. I...

I am tired of having the Camelbak on my back. I was thinking of getting one of these and putting the CB bladder in the Revelate bag. Do you think that work? Also, I'd recommend their Mountain Feed...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By divtag

Not digging a fixie. Maybe I just hate hipsters....

Not digging a fixie. Maybe I just hate hipsters. I don't know, but fixie won't be happening.

I'd also like a basket on front. That way on beach days I could throw everything in the basket, on...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By divtag

Convert CrossCheck to SS or . . . ?

After scoring a deal on an awesome Salsa Vaya, my Surly CrossCheck has been collecting dust in the garage. The original plan was to sell it and buy a cheap SS steel MTB with eyelets for racks to use...
Forum: Touring
12-01-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By divtag

Mountain Feed Bag

http://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.catalog&CategoryID=2&ProductID=12

Thinking about asking for one or two for Christmas. I figure they could hold snacks, camera, phone, etc....
Forum: Touring
11-23-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By divtag

Revalate Designs are nice. I am thinking about...

Revalate Designs are nice. I am thinking about picking one up Friday. The plan is to swap between my Vaya and El Mariachi and have a bladder in it. They also make a mountain feed bag which could come...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,046
Posted By divtag

This is how my seat and bars are setup now: ...

This is how my seat and bars are setup now:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/albinoazian/IMG_0900.jpg

It is fairly upright.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,046
Posted By divtag

Brooks B17 vs Imperial?

I picked up a Root Beer Vaya and my black B17 doesn't match, so it will likely move over to my MTB. The plan is to buy an Antique Brown Brooks and I am debating between the B17 and the Imperial....
Forum: Commuting
11-12-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By divtag

Cage for Kleen Kanteen (Steel Water Bottles)?

With the addition of a Root Beer Vaya to the stable I need to get a couple of water bottle cages. I have plastic ones that work great for the KK bottles, but the black plastic just doesn't look right...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By divtag

Anybody use Salsa's Wunderlust Rack?

Anybody use Salsa's Wunderlust Rack?
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By divtag

Not sure on the weight. Light enough for me....

Not sure on the weight. Light enough for me. Seems lighter than my Cross Check, but it has a Brooks and a Rack. It seems lighter than my El Mariachi, also.

LBS fixed the RD hangar for $15. Good as...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By divtag

I was looking on the Vaya thread at MTBR and I...

I was looking on the Vaya thread at MTBR and I saw a couple with Antique Brown Brooks, that is probably what I will go with. Here is a post of the best looking one in the thread:...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By divtag

My New (to me) Salsa Vaya

I found a smoking deal on an original Root Beer Salsa Vaya on CL (half of new). From talking with the previous owner and looking the bike over, I doubt it has more than a half a dozen rides on it. He...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By divtag

Novara E.T.A.?

http://www.rei.com/product/808767/novara-eta-bike-2011

Thinking about getting my dad one for Christmas as his bike of 15 years just got stolen. Anybody have one? Outside of REI reviews, can't find...
10-25-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By divtag

Get lights, ride it at night. STR night rides on...

Get lights, ride it at night. STR night rides on Thursday.
Forum: Touring
08-06-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,528
Posted By divtag

Ex-Officio boxer briefs and whatever comfortable...

Ex-Officio boxer briefs and whatever comfortable shorts you like. Target even has Champion wicking boxer briefs that I like, but prefer the Ex-Oficio, though they do cost more. I don't wear padded or...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By divtag

I like Cytomax. I get it pretty cheap at Target.

I like Cytomax. I get it pretty cheap at Target.
07-08-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By divtag

That looks awesome. I have only been riding Santa...

That looks awesome. I have only been riding Santa Ana River Trail, Back Bay/Mountain to Sea, and PCH. I don't have the legs to do any climbing like that, at least with my current setup: 52/39 and...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By divtag

I just bought a new Garmin Edge 500. I used it on...

I just bought a new Garmin Edge 500. I used it on my first ride Sunday (mountain) and uploaded to Endomondo. Looked cool so far. They have apps for iPhone/Android.
Forum: Touring
06-30-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,730
Posted By divtag

16 gap? How does it make a jump that big? Sounds...

16 gap? How does it make a jump that big? Sounds great, I'd run it, but didn't think it would work.
06-18-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,253
Posted By divtag

Sugino XD600 vs MTB Triple?

Pardon the noob question, but what is the difference/benefit between a road touring triple and a mtb triple? I am looking to put together with either a Rawland Drakkar or Salsa Vaya and plan on a...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By divtag

Tubeless?

Tubeless setups are popular with mountain bikes. No pinch flats, small punctures heal themselves, etc. Anybody use tubeless on pavement/commuting bikes? They are beneficial on the dirt, but haven't...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,424
Posted By divtag

I ride in Ecco sandals, Vans, Chucks, hiking...

I ride in Ecco sandals, Vans, Chucks, hiking shoes, sneakers, etc. Get a wide MTB DH pedal like the Kona Wah Wah or a BMX platform and it shouldn't be a problem I ride metrics this way, no issues.
06-04-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By divtag

I am 5'7 w/ 27 3/8 inseam and have no problem...

I am 5'7 w/ 27 3/8 inseam and have no problem with my small El Mariachi 29er. No squishing. I have been eyeballing that new Spearfish . . .
06-04-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,208
Posted By divtag

I like my Kona Wah Wahs and Jach ****s.

I like my Kona Wah Wahs and Jach ****s.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By divtag

Leaning Towards . . .

a Rawland Drakkar: http://www.rawlandcycles.com/store/index.php?strWebAction=item_detail&intItemID=3878. I was waiting for the second shipment of Vayas and Casserolls (they did come in and are...
Forum: Touring
05-22-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By divtag

Rawland Drakkar - Vaya Alternative?

Anybody have one of these: http://www.rawlandcycles.com/store/index.php?strWebAction=item_detail&intItemID=3878? The Rawland site even says, "Choose your own adventure...Ride Rawland."
Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By divtag

Definitely, cyclocross or light touring. The Vaya...

Definitely, cyclocross or light touring. The Vaya Ti or even regular Vaya would be nice. A cross-touring hybrid like a Bianchi Volpe would be nice. There is always the ultra versatile CrossCheck. I...
Forum: Touring
05-19-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By divtag

SRAM MTB Double?

There has been talk on the board about compact doubles for light touring or even the VO 46/30 vs a traditional triple. However, I haven't read anything in regards to a MTB double like the ones from...
Forum: Touring
05-18-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,911
Posted By divtag

I am 5'7", but only 27" inseam. It really sucks....

I am 5'7", but only 27" inseam. It really sucks. I can't ever find pants that don't need 3 inches cut off and then they look like bell bottoms. Standover on bikes is always tough with the short legs.
Forum: Touring
05-16-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,911
Posted By divtag

There are no stocking dealers in my area and from...

There are no stocking dealers in my area and from what I have read on-line, there doesn't appear to be a lot of stalking dealers anywhere. Anyhow, I currently have a 50cm Surly Crosscheck:...
05-16-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By divtag

I wanted to do the one in Irvine, but don't have...

I wanted to do the one in Irvine, but don't have lights. I am waiting on a new bike for a dynohub build.
Forum: Touring
05-13-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By divtag

Keeping in the freezer has the added bonus of ice...

Keeping in the freezer has the added bonus of ice water throughout the ride. :) I use mine 1-2 a week mountain biking or hiking, always keep in the freezer with some water, and no issues with the...
Forum: Touring
05-13-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,911
Posted By divtag

Vaya 54 vs 55?

I am not very knowledgeable on bike geometry. I am 5'7 (when standing straight) and short legs, looking at the fit chart on the Salsa site I could go either way. Looking at the numbers, the big...
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By divtag

I keep mine in the freezer between uses.

I keep mine in the freezer between uses.
05-11-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,801
Posted By divtag

Best bang for your buck in the price range for SS...

Best bang for your buck in the price range for SS is definitely the Reline Monocog complete. You can get them for the same process as most other frames.
05-11-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,431
Posted By divtag

I think a combo of both. Even 32 is mashing more...

I think a combo of both. Even 32 is mashing more than spinning on a lot of the climbs around me. A lot of guys have 24 small ring around here. I stick it out at 32 for my 1x9, but have to stop a few...
05-10-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,431
Posted By divtag

How are the hills in WI? I run 32, 11-34 and it...

How are the hills in WI? I run 32, 11-34 and it is tough here in SoCal. A supposed "easy" climb is 2,400 feet. Most of the stuff outside of the noobie trails are more than or less feet and more steep.
05-07-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,880
Posted By divtag

I never went clipless. I rode with DH platforms...

I never went clipless. I rode with DH platforms (Kona Wah Wahs). Usually I wear sandles, sometimes vans. I do 50 miles no problems.
05-03-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By divtag

Kona Wah Wahs or Kona Jack ****s with Five Tens.

Kona Wah Wahs or Kona Jack ****s with Five Tens.
Forum: Touring
04-27-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By divtag

I used to have that problem (both feet). I...

I used to have that problem (both feet). I switched to a DH pedal with a BIG flat surface (Kona Jack Sh*ts or Kona WaWa). Since the switch I ride 50 miles with sandals, vans, whatever no problem....
04-22-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,941
Posted By divtag

Unfortunately, outside of a college town and a...

Unfortunately, outside of a college town and a college age girl, your chances are pretty slim in the U.S. Unless you are both poor white tweeker trash. Where I grew up plenty of low life tweekers...
04-16-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,114
Posted By divtag

I talked to him about a bit, but he wasn't...

I talked to him about a bit, but he wasn't familiar with the Vaya and some of the newer components. He did say go with BB7 over BB5. He built his bike, his wife's bike, and his other bike. Plus, he...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,379
Posted By divtag

I use Kleen Kanteen all of the time, including...

I use Kleen Kanteen all of the time, including the bike. I have never had a problem. Tasteless. Much better than plastic.
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