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Forum: Commuting
03-22-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,833
Posted By ZManT

I rock something similar to what Snuts showed...

I rock something similar to what Snuts showed (minus teh foldout panniers) and i include a freezer doogie like what rumrunn6 showed.

i typically have some nuts in a small snapseal container, a...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,129
Posted By ZManT

I have the Timbuk2 medium messenger bag - I love...

I have the Timbuk2 medium messenger bag - I love it and i've had exactly zero issues with it holding up to the abuse i give it. I empty it all out and run it through the wash with a hang dry about...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,142
Posted By ZManT

I don't see too many of them. We do have those...

I don't see too many of them. We do have those jackasses with a small 2 cycle motor installed on their bikes tho. Those bastards drive me crazy.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,703
Posted By ZManT

Kickstand FTW (on my commuter/utility bike) ...

Kickstand FTW (on my commuter/utility bike)

not on my roadie or MTB tho - that would just be dumb
08-29-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,692
Posted By ZManT

is that a 24" tire on the front? perspective...

is that a 24" tire on the front?

perspective is odd

looks like a garage queen to me - nice find!
08-29-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By ZManT

I remember asking a similar question as I was...

I remember asking a similar question as I was just learning about modern MTB.
I got a lot of the same advice, and it was good then too.

what you have to do is trust your line - lean back like...
07-21-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By ZManT

so why, o why does the chain rub on my wider...

so why, o why does the chain rub on my wider shorter triple FD?
This is MTB - going to a double with a bash guard - it should clear all 9 easily
07-21-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By ZManT

Yes. Alivio shifter

Yes.
Alivio shifter
07-21-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By ZManT

Triple derailleur on double crank - wits end

I just put a nice double crank and hoped to use my existing triple FD

oddly I can't find a combination of height, swing or yaw that is clean across all 9 gears in the back. Nowhere. Odd since...
05-23-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By ZManT

Thanks for the info everyone. FB - seems...

Thanks for the info everyone.

FB - seems like I get solid advice from you regularly - thanks again. I get that my chain has worn and I'm fully guilty of favoring 2-3 of those cogs and jumping...
05-23-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By ZManT

New Chain, unhappy cogs

I've been watching the chain wear on my chain pretty closely for the last month or so. It's been close to 1/32" longer at 12" until a nice long ride I did last weekend.

So, I bought a new chain...
04-26-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By ZManT

I'll try with the new crank only thanks for the...

I'll try with the new crank only
thanks for the info
04-25-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By ZManT

Triple to Double on a Roadie

Is it necessary to upgrade both front brifter and front derailleur?

105 road triple
9 speed

Can't that triple move it without grinding?
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,993
Posted By ZManT

Good to be back in the swing - been tooooooo long...

Good to be back in the swing - been tooooooo long

2nd workday in a row
08-20-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By ZManT

Basic accountability on caloric intake, with the...

Basic accountability on caloric intake, with the joy of logging a workout to 'debit' some (or all) of those calories away.

Its a good app, with a barcode scanner to input packaged food easily. ...
06-01-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By ZManT

Wow. I haven't read a dissertation on provenance...

Wow. I haven't read a dissertation on provenance and history like this since the last Dan Brown novel I read. Props!
Forum: Commuting
06-01-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By ZManT

+ 1 on shaving your junk i take a shower...

+ 1 on shaving your junk

i take a shower after the 'to work' phase and fully drying off works for me
Forum: Commuting
06-01-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,314
Posted By ZManT

It's an oven here from about, well, now until...

It's an oven here from about, well, now until October so this is something I spend time and effort on regularly.

I originally lubed up all exposed parts with SPF 50 every day but that is a hassle...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,993
Posted By ZManT

Nothing inherently wrong with multimodal ...

Nothing inherently wrong with multimodal

It's about alternative transport
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,182
Posted By ZManT

The butthurt from the posters who don't...

The butthurt from the posters who don't appreciate what you've created is as entertaining as the videos IMO
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,993
Posted By ZManT

The ride in was wonderful. 45 degrees F, mild...

The ride in was wonderful. 45 degrees F, mild breeze, light traffic, and fairly steady legs from me.

i think i'll climb the local Category 1 ski hill road tomorrow to prep for the century i'm...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,993
Posted By ZManT

Wet!!

Wet!!
05-22-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,430
Posted By ZManT

Thanks again to PhotoJoe for all of the legwork...

Thanks again to PhotoJoe for all of the legwork on this effort

i should have my jersey on Friday - can't wait to see it!
05-17-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By ZManT

Well done! Happy Trek 7.2 FX owner here,...

Well done!

Happy Trek 7.2 FX owner here, since March of '10
05-17-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By ZManT

overhaul the headset - you may just need to put...

overhaul the headset - you may just need to put some new grease in there
05-17-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By ZManT

see if you can identify the teeth involved - you...

see if you can identify the teeth involved - you may have a burr as was noted above, or possibly a bent tooth

i'd expect it to be a simple filing exercise, or maybe some gentle bending required...
05-16-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By ZManT

It's really straightforward. Pull the rubber cap...

It's really straightforward. Pull the rubber cap off the nozzle-nut?, slide the hose from the syringe (loaded with oil and hopefully few bubbles) on there, pop open the nut a bit and push fresh oil...
05-16-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By ZManT

Brake Bleed Bubbles

I used my tektro kit on my tektro brakes today and there was one odd behavior.

When pulling the syringe plunger back out to pull oil back toward the caliper, I got a bunch of pretty much endless...
05-05-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By ZManT

As a trek 7.2 owner, and lover - that's a good...

As a trek 7.2 owner, and lover - that's a good bike, I can say without reservation to ditch that OEM torture device. You have done well trying that POS out for a few long rides.

Get something...
05-02-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,402
Posted By ZManT

welcome! this is a great sub-forum with good...

welcome!

this is a great sub-forum with good people who have good advice, relevant experience and largely a great sense of humor about it all

one thing i did to make things more interesting is...
04-26-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,266
Posted By ZManT

I own, and love, my 7.2 FX. I have been...

I own, and love, my 7.2 FX. I have been commuting to work (20m round trip) since March of 2010 on the bike. You and i are the same height, and the 22.5 is a good fit for me.

it's an entry level,...
04-24-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,699
Posted By ZManT

love birds and bird photography usually...

love birds and bird photography

usually while in the saddle i'm more focused on spinning than capturing images

still, it's nice to get out and see some wildlife

saw a mature great horned...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,576
Posted By ZManT

Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid for me - over 10K miles in 3...

Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid for me - over 10K miles in 3 years and running strong

i've settled on 35mm tires after trying 23's, 32's, and 45's

the bike is a tank, which makes me kinda slow on it, but...
04-18-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By ZManT

ok - one opinion. Less expensive, heavier shock...

ok - one opinion. Less expensive, heavier shock is worse than rigid config, so you say. It's plausible.



:rolleyes:
04-17-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By ZManT

You have mentioned this a couple times. I'm...

You have mentioned this a couple times. I'm curious why a niner would be better off rigid, vs a sixer?
04-14-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By ZManT

The Jamis has a tapered head tube. A newer...

The Jamis has a tapered head tube. A newer feature causing some buzz.
04-12-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,222
Posted By ZManT

No failure much win

No failure
much win
04-12-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ZManT

get your spoke wrench out and see if you can...

get your spoke wrench out and see if you can straighten out that wonk

that's my advice
04-12-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,207
Posted By ZManT

it will help make the bike more able to handle...

it will help make the bike more able to handle off-road riding, but it will change the character of the bike - this could be perfectly ok for you

i have a hybrid that i commute on (rigid frame)...
04-12-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By ZManT

Props to FB - i took the assembly apart and...

Props to FB - i took the assembly apart and indeed it was as described - thanks!

Greased it all up, reassembled and i'm good to go.

I just bought a bottle of Chain-L as a way to say "thanks"...
04-12-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By ZManT

all right - thanks for the responses it...

all right - thanks for the responses

it sounds like as long as I'm comfortable, i'm not doing it wrong :)

as for the scrotum, it was a poorly executed attempt at a metaphor that was meant to...
04-11-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By ZManT

Confidence Braking - when should noobs stop doing it?

I just finished my 5th ride. I'm having so much fun with XC riding that I can't stop thinking about it. Since my last ride I have been devouring any content online that I can.

I read and heard...
04-05-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By ZManT

Clif or Odwalla needs to come out with an...

Clif or Odwalla needs to come out with an 'enhanced' nutrition bar (for sale in CO and WA only, of course)
no fire danger.... :thumb:
04-05-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,786
Posted By ZManT

Bike shops here in Boise have plenty of both 26...

Bike shops here in Boise have plenty of both 26 and 29 inch bikes

What i haven't seen (most likely due to not looking too closely) are the 650b sized rides
04-04-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,583
Posted By ZManT

308763 Love this sport. This was my 4th...

308763

Love this sport.
This was my 4th ride. Having a great time learning and slowly getting into better shape.
04-03-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By ZManT

My bar is set just like yours, but my hoods are...

My bar is set just like yours, but my hoods are 1/4-3/8" higher up the curve toward the bar tops.

not fangs, just up a bit. numbness caused me to tweak the position of the hoods a bit (and i...
04-01-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,159
Posted By ZManT

A number of good bikes, and a cool thread topic. ...

A number of good bikes, and a cool thread topic.

I had a rigid frame GT outpost with crappy wheels and tires.

I wiped out and got hurt and gave up the sport for 19 years.
Now I have disc...
04-01-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By ZManT

I appreciate the info it will surprise me if...

I appreciate the info
it will surprise me if there are balls in there

I will look it closely and get some photos when I replace it

all the correct spec info says about the headset on my 2010...
04-01-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By ZManT

Is it just a cheap headset?

Heh....
Took apart the headset/steerer on my Trek 7.2 fx hybrid.
I guess the headset bearings are more like bushings, ie they don't have any balls and are machined to just fit snugly, turn...
03-31-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By ZManT

Buy a rigid frame bike - flatbar hybrid a nice...

Buy a rigid frame bike - flatbar hybrid a nice choice.
You should go used. Do you have pawn shops?
In the US, a lot if bikes end up at pawn shops and thrift stores.
A keen eye and some patience...
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