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09-14-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,760
Posted By Pragmatik

I have a Hemlock getting delivered today. I'll...

I have a Hemlock getting delivered today. I'll post on the straps. From my understanding, they claim that they don't "need" a sternum strap, but I was concerned about the lack thereof also.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Pragmatik

+ 100 on The Stabilizer. I couldn't mount the...

+ 100 on The Stabilizer. I couldn't mount the normal Greenfield because of where the cables routed. But this baby went on without a hitch, and personally I like the looks of it, too. My friend...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By Pragmatik

Goodgoddang that's a sweet looking ride!

Goodgoddang that's a sweet looking ride!
09-14-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Pragmatik

Amen. It gets frakkin dizzying trying to replace...

Amen. It gets frakkin dizzying trying to replace one sometimes.
09-14-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Pragmatik

+1

+1
08-20-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,888
Posted By Pragmatik

Could it be a creak? I swore something was wrong...

Could it be a creak? I swore something was wrong with my rear hub, then my stem on my Cypress, only to realize my seatpost bolt needed tightening. Man I cussed at that bike a lot before I figured...
08-20-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,888
Posted By Pragmatik

That's odd -- I heard mine more at home than...

That's odd -- I heard mine more at home than riding. Is the noise definitely coming from the hub body/axle area?
08-20-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Pragmatik

I've used the cheap ($40-$50) "Spin Doctor" stand...

I've used the cheap ($40-$50) "Spin Doctor" stand from Performance's house brand with good luck. It folds up, too. The Park looks more solid, but out of my budget (plus the SD was a gift).
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,098
Posted By Pragmatik

Ah, you're right about that one, LOL. :)

Ah, you're right about that one, LOL. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,098
Posted By Pragmatik

I always stop. When I was waiting for a lift to...

I always stop. When I was waiting for a lift to the emergency room when I crashed badly in April, dozens of cars drove by me standing there with a bloody face. The first cyclist to come by came to...
08-19-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,888
Posted By Pragmatik

Yup, my rubber ones don't move, and they make...

Yup, my rubber ones don't move, and they make noise. Annoying noise: http://nbbb.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/it-might-just-be-your-weather-seal/

My wife has (and I had) a Cypress DX, and I remember...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,142
Posted By Pragmatik

+1 on the Coda. Don't let the steel thing fool...

+1 on the Coda. Don't let the steel thing fool you -- it's very light for what it is! :)
08-17-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Pragmatik

Can you post pix of the finished product? I'm...

Can you post pix of the finished product? I'm not doubting you; I just enjoy the before/after shots of a job well done. :)
08-17-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,606
Posted By Pragmatik

I hate to ask a dumb question, but when the wheel...

I hate to ask a dumb question, but when the wheel "hops," is it with the reflector? Mine do that, so i take the reflectors off when I true the wheels.
08-17-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pragmatik

FWIW, a bolt-on collar seems to have fixed it...

FWIW, a bolt-on collar seems to have fixed it (knock on wood). I think the weird clamp just didn't put enough pressure in the right place. Thanks for all the help though folks. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Pragmatik

Have you checked out Jamis' cross bikes? ...

Have you checked out Jamis' cross bikes?
http://www.jamisbikes.com/canada/thebikes/street/allegro/09_allegro1x.html

The Coda series might be nice, too, with wider tires. I have 32s on mine, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,482
Posted By Pragmatik

I put two of these together that I had lying...

I put two of these together that I had lying around and bolted them on my seat tube, between the top tube and seatpost collar. I bent the two half-circle clamps, put them together and made a single...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-29-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,099
Views: 551,342
Posted By Pragmatik

Me, too. With my bike, my wife's bike and the...

Me, too. With my bike, my wife's bike and the two of us sleeping in the same room, it feels, dirty somehow. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-29-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8,099
Views: 551,342
Posted By Pragmatik

I talked about Shoe Goo and fixing a tire once,...

I talked about Shoe Goo and fixing a tire once, and a family member picked me up some at like Walmart or Target or something in the shoe dept. It wasn't black, but it works (and STINKS!).
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Pragmatik

Some of those clip-on fenders might do the trick,...

Some of those clip-on fenders might do the trick, with decent coverage but also plenty of clearance: http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7002.html
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Pragmatik

Also, you can rig something up to get the fender...

Also, you can rig something up to get the fender stays attached. I've had luck with very very thick zip ties and coated P-clamps.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,955
Posted By Pragmatik

I switched from 35s to 32s, and these particular...

I switched from 35s to 32s, and these particular tires were actually faster. I guess it depends on what you get. FWIW, the faster 32s are Continental City Rides. Faster tires weren't what I was...
07-28-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Pragmatik

I think Dahoyle nailed it. If my rims can take...

I think Dahoyle nailed it. If my rims can take my fat a$$ riding all over town on them, I don't think the weight of a bike would kill them. :)
07-28-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By Pragmatik

Jamis has some nice steel on the Coda series and...

Jamis has some nice steel on the Coda series and their sweet touring bikes -- a few others, too, I think. And of course Surly:)
07-27-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Pragmatik

I've gone 1000 miles without a flat, gotten three...

I've gone 1000 miles without a flat, gotten three in a week and then gone another 1000 without a flat on the same set of tires before. Could be the moon or, as someone suggested, sunspots:)
07-27-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pragmatik

Sorry about that, Danno. The threads are not...

Sorry about that, Danno. The threads are not bottomed out yet. I was wondering if it was possible to crush a seat tube with a QR on a Chromo frame. I don't wanna fool myself into thinking I'm that...
07-26-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pragmatik

Thanks, Danno! These are terrible (read:...

Thanks, Danno! These are terrible (read: headlight-lit) photos on the seatpost clamp. The clamp has a diagonal slot I've never seen before. The white stuff is lithium grease. I've probably had...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-26-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,099
Views: 551,342
Posted By Pragmatik

I must be soft, LOL. The trip from downtown to...

I must be soft, LOL. The trip from downtown to Roland Park is usually pretty tiring for me, pulling just my own big butt:)
07-26-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pragmatik

I tried to get a good shot, but you can't really...

I tried to get a good shot, but you can't really see much. The slotted part of the frame is not super close together at the top, definitely not near overlapping or anything. There was a burr on the...
07-24-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pragmatik

Thanks, 2tall:)

Thanks, 2tall:)
07-24-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pragmatik

Think it's possible to crush the seat tube itself...

Think it's possible to crush the seat tube itself via monster tightening a QR binder? I doubt I have the strength to crush good steel, but I had to tighten that sucker up enough to hurt my hands.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-23-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8,099
Views: 551,342
Posted By Pragmatik

Me, neither. I admit that I thought the gushing...

Me, neither. I admit that I thought the gushing about how smoothly Chromo rides was romantic largely. But now I'm a believer:)
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,092
Posted By Pragmatik

Nutcase! http://www.nutcasehelmets.com ...

Nutcase!

http://www.nutcasehelmets.com

Not as....sporty as the Citi/Metro, but they've got your bright colors. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-23-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,099
Views: 551,342
Posted By Pragmatik

Angelo, I put up what I can remember on the NBBB...

Angelo, I put up what I can remember on the NBBB site under the comments section:
http://nbbb.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/moonlight-madness-ride-july-30th/
It was so hot last year that my brain might...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pragmatik

Hell, that kid would have been ME when I was age....

Hell, that kid would have been ME when I was age. I'd have to help him.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pragmatik

What kind of maintenance has it been needing? ...

What kind of maintenance has it been needing? Would some replacement/repair work fix er up?
If you just wanna get another bike for variety, I totally understand (and am totally with you!).
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,360
Posted By Pragmatik

Good point, Blindrage, Re: tainting memories. ...

Good point, Blindrage, Re: tainting memories.
What I do remember from my crash this spring makes me cringe whenever I ride near where I went down.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By Pragmatik

"A motor vehicle operating license is too easily...

"A motor vehicle operating license is too easily obtained, and too hard to revoke."

Amen.

Maybe over-reacting to a noise, worrying about a sick relative etc. don't mean you should go to jail. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,360
Posted By Pragmatik

$#!+! Sorry to hear about your crash. I hope...

$#!+! Sorry to hear about your crash. I hope your memory recovers. I can't remember a chunk of mine from the spring, and it eats at me.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Pragmatik

I had one for a while with no problems. And I'm...

I had one for a while with no problems. And I'm heavy and rode on rough roads.
07-20-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,904
Posted By Pragmatik

I had one, but in my crash this spring, it broke...

I had one, but in my crash this spring, it broke off when I went down and would have gotten my eye had I not been wearing glasses. I went visor-less after. But that's probably a paranoid reason to...
07-20-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,962
Posted By Pragmatik

+1 on the hybid. I almost bought a 3spd recently...

+1 on the hybid. I almost bought a 3spd recently for my four-mile-all-uphill ride home. Everytime I get a headwind and use the granny chainring at the end, I'm glad I got the 24spd.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,759
Posted By Pragmatik

I wanted to get 35s, but I tried 32s on my Coda,...

I wanted to get 35s, but I tried 32s on my Coda, and I'm loving them. They fit under the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders better than 35s, and I don't feel like I sacrificed a lot of cushion.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pragmatik

+1 on Cascadias. I had a set survive a bad...

+1 on Cascadias. I had a set survive a bad crash, and I think the silver ones are aluminum/plastic?
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Pragmatik

+1 on Mud Catcher. Planet Bike calls theirs...

+1 on Mud Catcher.

Planet Bike calls theirs a Grunge Board:
http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7003.html
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,936
Posted By Pragmatik

That almost happened to me this morning, but the...

That almost happened to me this morning, but the guy swerved around me at the last second. I'm not going to trash people who run red lights or pretend that I never do it. But at a busy intersection...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By Pragmatik

Continental CityRides come in 47 I think. I run...

Continental CityRides come in 47 I think. I run 32s, and they're nice. Can't speak to flat prevention, though, since I haven't had them very long.
07-07-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By Pragmatik

Cafe' Mocha (in the Parcel Post building, across...

Cafe' Mocha (in the Parcel Post building, across St. Paul from Penn Station) has a lot of good vegetarian food and some vegan -- and the folks there can make anything vegan for you if you want. It's...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,959
Posted By Pragmatik

This used to piss me off to no end. But then I...

This used to piss me off to no end. But then I was afraid I was starting to think like a driver: "This is mine! You belong on the sidewalk!" On the other hand, bike lanes are designed for ONE...
06-29-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,524
Posted By Pragmatik

Gear limit would negate the need for the dork...

Gear limit would negate the need for the dork disk, but if anything gets bent or knocked by a curb, the disk might save you. You could always paint something awesome on it, like a spiral or...
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