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02-06-17, 01:34 PM
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Posted By georgiaboy

1970's Jeunet 620 and 1986 Vitus.

1970's Jeunet 620 and 1986 Vitus.
02-06-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 244
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Posted By georgiaboy

1970's Jeunet and 1991 BMW.

1970's Jeunet and 1991 BMW.
Forum: Foo
08-30-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,609
Posted By georgiaboy

I have been missing from the site like some...

I have been missing from the site like some others and saw the banner. :(

I remember when Tom first came to BF's I remember thinking "Who is this guy?". Because he was like a wildfire in...
05-17-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,418
Posted By georgiaboy

Hello, i can access the website now. However, my...

Hello, i can access the website now. However, my torrent won't "connect" any suggestions?
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 56,561
Posted By georgiaboy

I changed some parts out on my CC as well. I have...

I changed some parts out on my CC as well. I have an XT 11-34 cassette and I love it. I think the philosophy should be road gearing on the front derailleur and crank and MTB gearing in the rear. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By georgiaboy

Check out the garment sleeve from Eagle Creek...

Check out the garment sleeve from Eagle Creek (http://www.eaglecreek.com/packing_solutions/packing_folders/Pack-It-Garment-Sleeve-41071/).

Here a youtube video (http://youtu.be/4pMEAx5DRKA)...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By georgiaboy

Anyone else utilize more than one wheelset?

Changing the wheelset can drastically change a bike; even make it seem like a totally different bike. ;) Guess you could call it a "poor man's new bike." :rolleyes:

I commute on a Surly...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,177
Posted By georgiaboy

Funny how no one mentions the Bianchi Volpe...

Funny how no one mentions the Bianchi Volpe anymore.:rolleyes:
09-06-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By georgiaboy

This thread needs some Kurosawa. :D ...

This thread needs some Kurosawa. :D

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08-31-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,733
Posted By georgiaboy

I listen to all kinds of music. When riding...

I listen to all kinds of music. When riding sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I don't. If I do I like upbeat music. :)

Some examples:

1950's - Compilation Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent,...
08-31-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,795
Posted By georgiaboy

Nitto model 136AA - :) Reach is 100 mm and...

Nitto model 136AA - :)

Reach is 100 mm and drop is 128 mm. Clamp diameter is 26.0. Available in 40, 42 and 44 cm widths.

http://www.jitensha.com/eng/images/nittotourbar.jpg
...
08-31-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 1,503,446
Posted By georgiaboy

1994 48cm Trek Multitrack with the Gamoh rack....

1994 48cm Trek Multitrack with the Gamoh rack. :thumb:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6063/6071603698_e8d7851564.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6064/6071059183_fcff36f64d.jpg
08-26-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,900
Posted By georgiaboy

Blue collar cycling. :D ...

Blue collar cycling. :D

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6084164164_800e443eff_b.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 56,561
Posted By georgiaboy

It's the Nitto 26.0 Mustache. Nice smooth...

It's the Nitto 26.0 Mustache. Nice smooth finish. The wrap is Newbaum cloth tape with the thin hemp twine.

As far as riding with weight on the front, it changes your balance slightly and becomes...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 56,561
Posted By georgiaboy

My 46cm Crosscheck. :) ...

My 46cm Crosscheck. :)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6205/6071652011_7bc7c16cc3.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6069/6071614557_c36f0b9cf5.jpg
08-22-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 395,445
Posted By georgiaboy

My GF and I are not carfree but close to it....

My GF and I are not carfree but close to it. :thumb:

My 46cm Surly Crosscheck with front rack. :)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6205/6071652011_7bc7c16cc3.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,778
Posted By georgiaboy

Early 1990's Trek Multitrack with the Gamoh Rack...

Early 1990's Trek Multitrack with the Gamoh Rack (bottle opener on front of rack, wonder what that's for? :thumb:) :love:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6063/6071603698_e8d7851564.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26,480
Views: 16,206,609
Posted By georgiaboy

1995 Serotta. ...

1995 Serotta.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4526/img0102xk.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-05-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,778
Posted By georgiaboy

My Surly Crosscheck commuter. ...

My Surly Crosscheck commuter.

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8154/img0069nq.jpg

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7207/img0073rn.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3382/img0070nd.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,001
Posted By georgiaboy

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=list&C...

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=list&Category=633&type=T
07-16-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By georgiaboy

Hi, USAZorro Have you read about the...

Hi, USAZorro

Have you read about the Marathon XR's (http://www.schwalbetires.com/marathon_xr_home)?
The sidewalls on these tires are the strongest I have ever seen. These tires pump up with the...
07-16-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By georgiaboy

I have never done the L'Eroica but would...

I have never done the L'Eroica but would definitely like to participate. I have participated in local rides in Georgia mimicking the ride conditions of the L' Eroica Most of the roadway is a mix of...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,456
Posted By georgiaboy

How about strapping your backpack to a rear or...

How about strapping your backpack to a rear or front rack? When reaching your destination put it on and wear it inside?

Here is a seatpost rack for easy installation and removal. (25lb weight...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,193
Posted By georgiaboy

As far as bike colors, Surly is just carrying on...

As far as bike colors, Surly is just carrying on in the spirit of 70's car movement. :lol:

http://www.mokers.org/blog/assets_c/2009/01/800_1976ChryslerCordobaSportCoupe-thumb-800x464.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,193
Posted By georgiaboy

If you want answers, go to the source:...

If you want answers, go to the source: derby@surlybikes.com
Forum: Commuting
07-11-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,939
Posted By georgiaboy

I wear the Smartwool Ultra light socks. Great...

I wear the Smartwool Ultra light socks. Great all-season socks. The most comfortable I have ever worn.
07-10-09, 08:38 AM
07-10-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,627
Posted By georgiaboy

Interesting thing for me, the commercials are...

Interesting thing for me, the commercials are broadcasted perfectly, but the race footage is spotty. :rolleyes:
07-10-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 20,576
Posted By georgiaboy

They rock the same road bike with a possible...

They rock the same road bike with a possible cassette change for higher gears. In races past I have occasionally seen a rider using a triple crank for a certain extreme mountain stage but switched...
07-10-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 20,576
Posted By georgiaboy

Matt White director of Team Slipstream driving...

Matt White director of Team Slipstream driving the team car with no hands. :eek:

1 hand on the microphone and 1 hand holding his water bottle. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,548
Posted By georgiaboy

Eh..50 pounds is heavy. No doubt the gearing is...

Eh..50 pounds is heavy. No doubt the gearing is low for the weight thus lowering your mph. Could be counterproductive.

Pashley bikes have been used in the Eroica. Including the "Guvnor."
...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,270
Posted By georgiaboy

The Marathon XR are a great all-around...

The Marathon XR are a great all-around "expedition' tire. The tires have the flat protection and all-weather bead. The sidewalls are the strongest I have seen inflating with the same...
07-07-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By georgiaboy

Maybe not use a time-trial bike for the TTT?

With the course having lots of corners, tight stretches would a time trial bike be a disadvantage?

Maybe opt for some sort of "hybrid" time trial bike with better handling?
Forum: Commuting
07-06-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By georgiaboy

Beautiful bike, tragic loss. :(

Beautiful bike, tragic loss. :(
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,208
Posted By georgiaboy

There's no definite answer as to when. There is...

There's no definite answer as to when. There is a tool that measures the link to determine if chain has been stretched and compromised. I have a 2002 Cannondale Badboy bought new 7 years ago with...
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,208
Posted By georgiaboy

A chain can be stretched if you are jerking it...

A chain can be stretched if you are jerking it whether standing or sitting. Learning to stand while pedaling is definitely an advantage. You can leave a traffic light from a stand still alot...
07-05-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,056
Posted By georgiaboy

You need a good, strong bicycle. Two factors of...

You need a good, strong bicycle. Two factors of a strong bike:

a frame made of steel
high spoke count wheels.

Some suggestions you could consider:

Here are two well-made, strong bicycles....
Forum: Commuting
07-04-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 123,069
Posted By georgiaboy

There is a Jitensha dealership in Berkeley, CA. ...

There is a Jitensha dealership in Berkeley, CA.

http://www.jitensha.com/eng/e_index.html

Word in the street is the same builder for both Toei and Waterford frames.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,996
Posted By georgiaboy

With 53/39 crank you can run a 12-34 cassette...

With 53/39 crank you can run a 12-34 cassette which will give you 119-31 range in gear inches. This is a wide enough range for all-purpose riding including loaded touring. More than likely you will...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,778
Posted By georgiaboy

My Surly...:) ...

My Surly...:)

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/315/surly1h.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8488/surly.jpg

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2541/surly3.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,778
Posted By georgiaboy

I was able to switch everything over easy. ...

I was able to switch everything over easy. Although, putting the wrap on mustache bars is tedious.

Mustache bars are an odd sort. In a test of 100 people trying mustache bars you would have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By georgiaboy

Sounds like you are a "steel" guy. Also, the...

Sounds like you are a "steel" guy. Also, the positioning on the Surly (when you get the right size) is so nice I can climb better at more weight (Surly Crosscheck) than my previously owned...
Forum: Foo
06-03-08, 03:47 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,508
Posted By georgiaboy

My name is all about the existential dilemma of...

My name is all about the existential dilemma of mankind. ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,614
Posted By georgiaboy

Poseur, you say? You and I are the same...

Poseur, you say?

You and I are the same except, I commute to work and become the poseur once I get there. ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By georgiaboy

Tom Bihn...

Tom Bihn (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/CTGY/200) makes some really functional messenger bags.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,778
Posted By georgiaboy

My first commuter, a Cannondale Badboy bought new...

My first commuter, a Cannondale Badboy bought new in 2002. :)

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5663/georgiaboybadboymb8.jpg


My 2008 Surly Crosscheck. :thumb:
...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,114
Posted By georgiaboy

Simply put, it's not too much if you can afford...

Simply put, it's not too much if you can afford it.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,677
Posted By georgiaboy

I would avoid pushing a bicycle with a flat for a...

I would avoid pushing a bicycle with a flat for a long distance due to causing improper wear on the tire and the rim.

Also, when flatting, your bicycle is useless until it is fixed? Right? So,...
Forum: Touring
05-28-08, 04:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By georgiaboy

Tubus and Surly make racks with more attachment...

Tubus and Surly make racks with more attachment area at the bottom.

Here is a Surly rack. Notice the larger bottom area for mounting. Also, notice the two metal "catches" to hold the bottom...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,165
Posted By georgiaboy

I think the MG may have been solely responsible...

I think the MG may have been solely responsible for that claim. :D

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