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Forum: Commuting
07-12-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,902
Posted By osephjey

im gonna have to go with....650b...i say this bc...

im gonna have to go with....650b...i say this bc i just got the kona fire mountain and i think it's a happy medium having ridden both 622 and 559 wheels. i was out of the loop for a while and was...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By osephjey

thanks guys. may this conclude my noobly pursuit.

thanks guys. may this conclude my noobly pursuit.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By osephjey

THanks for the help. My next question, would this...

THanks for the help. My next question, would this be italian threaded? anyone maybe know what to look for in a bb replacement? I don't know what width to get either. The BB cups? say mega exo BB...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By osephjey

Hollowtech II

SO I have a motobecane fantom cross pro with hollowtech II BB and cranks, and to make a long story short I got it used and cheap but all together have put in an additional $250 (which includes the...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By osephjey

It was locked and I did buy a better one. One of...

It was locked and I did buy a better one. One of those u locks with a 4 foot cable. Mind you if my wife hadn't *****ed about me keeping it inside, it wouldn't have been stolen off my porch. Therefore...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By osephjey

Fantom Cross Pro Commuter Tiagra Groupset

So after much searching online it turns out a local bike shop had what I wanted. It's a little big for me at 52 cm, I'm 5'4'', but it has caused me no problems in that way so far. I installed a Belt...
08-17-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By osephjey

I think it's ok. There are two separate threaded...

I think it's ok. There are two separate threaded holes on the dropouts. Should I not be using one of them? :innocent:
08-17-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By osephjey

It works! Installing the rack and fenders was a...

It works! Installing the rack and fenders was a pita but I should have expected that. The panniers just clip in with minimal adjustment. Thanks for the moral support ;)
08-17-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By osephjey

Any experience on these "p-clamps"? Such as how...

Any experience on these "p-clamps"? Such as how they compare in regard to swaying or movement? Or do they hold just as well?
Thanks for responding by the way and the different idea. I didn't even...
08-17-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By osephjey

fender rack trailer hitch compatibility issue

Hello,
I just received some sks b45 alley cat fenders, a delta megarack, and some louis garneau beta stream panniers. My problem is that after installing the fenders I am finding that the...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By osephjey

My two cents. These are awesome for riding on...

My two cents. These are awesome for riding on less than desirable surfaces. I don't have Big Apples, I have Fat Franks 26 x 2.35 (same casing different tread pattern). Mine weigh about 2 pounds each...
07-31-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,210
Posted By osephjey

http://www.realrecreationusa.com/p/Sta-tru-Silver-...

http://www.realrecreationusa.com/p/Sta-tru-Silver-Formula-High-Flange-Flip-flop-Track-Hub-Rear-Wheel-2115595.html
formula hubs are gtg for this purpose and a cog and lockring won't set you back much...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,872
Posted By osephjey

It's called chip and seal. Self explanatory name....

It's called chip and seal. Self explanatory name. It's really fun when they first lay it down, it's all loose and gravely...I didn't check any of those options b/c my biggest is now dogs chasing me....
Forum: Commuting
07-30-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,945
Posted By osephjey

Have you checked out the Marin Hamilton 29er...

Have you checked out the Marin Hamilton 29er (chromo SS)? I was eyeballing that when I bought my Trek Soho S (aluminum) 2 1/2 years ago. (The beginning of my bicyclingness as an adult). I only bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 19,658
Posted By osephjey

I feel like there's one of these on a stretch of...

I feel like there's one of these on a stretch of mup that is about 1.1 miles long, from 75th to 86th street. When I used to commute that way I called it "the hardest longest mile".
Forum: Commuting
07-30-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By osephjey

+1 on the garbage cans. I felt lazy one day and...

+1 on the garbage cans. I felt lazy one day and took a busier street to take an easier hill as I was pulling my son in his bike trailer. As the street is fairly busy and narrow on the southbound...
07-28-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,746
Posted By osephjey

My bike is the escape 2 and I have a pasela tg on...

My bike is the escape 2 and I have a pasela tg on the rear and kenda kwest on front both in 700x35c and it seems I have more than 5 mm on each side. I remember thinking that I totally have enough...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By osephjey

It's slightly on the large side, (I'm 5'4" bike...

It's slightly on the large side, (I'm 5'4" bike is 19" size med) I had to take off the stem extender and lower the seat, but so far no discomfort. I am digging the 35c tire size, (fat franks on...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By osephjey

Well, due to some lemony snickets i have changed...

Well, due to some lemony snickets i have changed commutes 4 times in the last 2 1/2 years. First was 10 miles, then 12.5, then 13.5, and now 9.5. All with varying terrain. My current commute takes me...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By osephjey

Thanks people! I will make sure and do the donuts...

Thanks people! I will make sure and do the donuts idea, they love donuts ;). Oh and I fully intend on riding the Shi poopy out of this thing now that I've altered the setup the way I want it. :thumb:...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By osephjey

I was given a bike

262565 I was given this bike by one of the co-owners of the company I work for. The story is it's been hanging for over a year in the warehouse, and the manager suggested to him that I would get...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,570
Posted By osephjey

Totally had a dude reach down like he was...

Totally had a dude reach down like he was grabbing his water or something and he pulled his rear brake cable to lock up his rear brake, i was drafting, but about 2 feet behind. I guess this guy in...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By osephjey

This is what I did, although when I added freddy...

This is what I did, although when I added freddy hardcore fenders I also added Fat Franks. I think that without these tires I would have been able to leave the clips on without toe strike, but I love...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,883
Posted By osephjey

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,091
Posted By osephjey

I am definitely NOT telling my wife about this...

I am definitely NOT telling my wife about this one. This is what she imagines will happen to me every time I commute or take a long ride on roads in general. Too bad it does happen though. Sending...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 310,191
Posted By osephjey

Mayhaps I would be...I have seen these on ebay,...

Mayhaps I would be...I have seen these on ebay, but was turned off by mr. sheldon brown saying they speed up drive train wear. But is that just with a small cassette/freewheel cluster used in...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By osephjey

When I had a bell I would give a few dings from a...

When I had a bell I would give a few dings from a distance or maybe just one, or sometimes I would ding until I got a response. Last year on bike to work day, my brother and I rode up the local MUP...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 310,191
Posted By osephjey

250706 This is my "country bike". A 1988...

250706

This is my "country bike". A 1988 Raleigh Technium "The Chill". Fat franks, Freddy Hardcore's, an inverted riser bar. Not exactly Rivendell, but it rides purty nice. Soon to have a spankin...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By osephjey

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5299/5474871247_4620...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5299/5474871247_462053827c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44332608@N03/5474871247/)
SNOWBOUND (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44332608@N03/5474871247/) by...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,076
Posted By osephjey

I come across people doing this all the time on...

I come across people doing this all the time on the monon. Luckily I've seen the line a lot sooner than this. More of an occurrence lately, I've come across herds of people taking up the entire path,...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,479
Posted By osephjey

I usually do about 13-14 mph avg pulling the boy...

I usually do about 13-14 mph avg pulling the boy to preschool, then on the way home it's 16-17. 13 miles round trip 2 times a day 2 days a week. I need to do more rec riding in between to get this...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By osephjey

I don't keep track of anything really, but my...

I don't keep track of anything really, but my wife seems to remember every little thing I've bought regarding bicycling since I started just over 2 years ago. It's hard sometimes to constantly defend...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,059
Posted By osephjey

I have been yelled at by cagers, played chicken...

I have been yelled at by cagers, played chicken with idiot kids (they get scared when you sprint at them at 20+), but never physically harmed. I keep a heavy bike cable with a brinks padlock slung...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,161
Posted By osephjey

If you can you should go up to a 28c or even 32c...

If you can you should go up to a 28c or even 32c tire. The former being a big improvement over your 23c the latter being even better, and I can personally testify that your speed will not be affected...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,788
Posted By osephjey

That hill looks challenging to you now, but after...

That hill looks challenging to you now, but after a month, maybe less you'll be able to handle it and may even crest the top with a smile on your face :). It doesn't look challenging to me, but I...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,788
Posted By osephjey

When I first started riding I could only handle...

When I first started riding I could only handle about 5-6 miles at a time. I tried to ride that much everyday though, and after about a month I decided to take the plunge and ride my commute on a day...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,400
Posted By osephjey

like button

like button
Forum: Commuting
05-03-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,400
Posted By osephjey

It started as a hobby and to lose weight just...

It started as a hobby and to lose weight just over two years ago. I would ride 4-5 miles a day, and work on pedaling for as long as I could without stopping. After about 2 months I realized I may...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,835
Posted By osephjey

I always thought my bike wasn't a desirable bike...

I always thought my bike wasn't a desirable bike to be stolen, but as I was dropping my son off at preschool today a kind gentleman told me "oh no you're riding a raleigh those are nice bikes....
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By osephjey

61.4 gear inches if they're still doing the 700 x...

61.4 gear inches if they're still doing the 700 x 28 stock bontragers. not a bad all rounder gear for this bike.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 11:37 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By osephjey

yeah dude like buy a two seater bike trailer and...

yeah dude like buy a two seater bike trailer and add like 25-30 pounds of weight. the wind resistance and added weight will more than make up for any sense of guilt! esp on windy days :)
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By osephjey

well, I mostly only ride tues and thurs 30 miles...

well, I mostly only ride tues and thurs 30 miles to take my son to preschool and haul myself to college, and I don't remember if alcohol affects me on either of these days. I can tell you that in the...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 75,516
Posted By osephjey

the fd on my bike has a screw holding the chain...

the fd on my bike has a screw holding the chain guide together, and I can bend it apart enough to get the chain through. I found this out when I stripped it down for single speed useage (gunked up...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By osephjey

:eek::eek::eek: I can't believe you just said...

:eek::eek::eek: I can't believe you just said that!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By osephjey

More specifically...

More specifically http://workingoncycles.blogspot.com/search/label/raleigh%20twenty%20project?updated-max=2010-07-15T14:41:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=6&by-date=false
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By osephjey

I think I found it!...

I think I found it! http://workingoncycles.blogspot.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By osephjey

:crash:I know exactly what you are talking about...

:crash:I know exactly what you are talking about but didn't bookmark it...I need this site as well
02-21-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,523
Posted By osephjey

KEYGOS KE-1 cheap and bright

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KEYGOS-KE-1-1300Lm-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Bike-Bicycle-Light-Flashlight-Torch-SET-/270900203430?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f12e90fa6#ht_4969wt_1139

I got 2 of the keygos...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 570,966
Posted By osephjey

Raleigh Twenty

I just bought my Raleigh Twenty at a swap meet today. In my haste and excitement I forgot to take a pic, and I had to leave it at my friend's house as I rode my other bike to the swap meet. The thing...
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