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Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,859
Posted By Rancid

It's not so much pot holes here, as it is deep...

It's not so much pot holes here, as it is deep crevices that run perpendicular to the road. They absolutely litter the side streets here and hurt like heck if you aren't relaxed for them.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rancid

When I was on a work trip in Jordan I chatted up...

When I was on a work trip in Jordan I chatted up two french kids that were touring from China back to Paris before hopping across the Atlantic and doing a tour of North America. Very impressive...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Rancid

All parts ordered, now the wait to build my commuter!

After two years of living in the middle east, I just moved back to the states. I took a few years off the bike and have been making the progression from fixie to roadie to a commuter. Now that I've...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,229
Posted By Rancid

That's what I was thinking actually (regarding...

That's what I was thinking actually (regarding the ring guard/running the middle). I picked an 11-28 Dura-ace cassette today used for 15 so it sounds like my gearing is going to be like yours. Any...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,229
Posted By Rancid

best 1x9 ratio for a commuter

I'm finally on putting the finishing touches on a commuter I've been working on for the last few months. Since its been a budget build, I stuck a set of tiagra brifters with a broken thumb shifter...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,266
Posted By Rancid

The bass pro link is dead, but I spied these top...

The bass pro link is dead, but I spied these top loaders at cabelas if you want to do this project yourself on the cheap:

http://tinyurl.com/8xnlaa4
Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By Rancid

Van Dessel WTF meets all your requirements (EBB...

Van Dessel WTF meets all your requirements (EBB instead of the dropouts but same function), framesets like 650 if I remember correctly
Forum: Foo
01-16-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Rancid

take a look at a resume summary for me?

My background is academia, so I'm used to CV which don't really utilize resume summaries. I'm applying for a job online though and they are asking for one and I want to deliver- any critique on the...
Forum: Foo
01-11-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,363
Posted By Rancid

I spent 127,000 dollars of our tax payer money....

I spent 127,000 dollars of our tax payer money. thank you and I believe the youths of Palestine thank you as well
11-23-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By Rancid

I haven't done it yet, but I really really want...

I haven't done it yet, but I really really want to ride in Jordan, if only for a day

I'm headed to Jordan in a few weeks (its right next door) and dreaming i had a bike I could take with me....
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By Rancid

Sorry to hear about all the trouble getting it...

Sorry to hear about all the trouble getting it together but it sure looks nice! I'd be interested to hear how you feel after a shakedown ride!
Forum: Foo
11-22-11, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By Rancid

the original kindle operates the same and would...

the original kindle operates the same and would work okay. I get a few peer-reviewed journals on my 3G and find it works pretty well, but graphics and PDFs (as I said before) can be difficult to...
Forum: Foo
11-22-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By Rancid

Have you considered the kindle fire as well? ...

Have you considered the kindle fire as well?

I respect the Ipad and I think it serves a place in the world for some people, however since I already own an Iphone and a laptop I think those two...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,715
Posted By Rancid

you're right, i undervalued spokes and nips quite...

you're right, i undervalued spokes and nips quite a bit, I bought a big supply at cost when I was working at a shop a few years ago and forgot they do add up pretty quick.
Those Harris ones are a...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rancid

sweet! glad to help! that other set of...

sweet! glad to help!

that other set of serfas they are selling for about the same price are the ones for attaching without fender holes if that's what you are after
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,715
Posted By Rancid

If you like your hubs, they are 32 hole and they...

If you like your hubs, they are 32 hole and they are still in good condition, I would recommend the Salsa Delgado Cross rim. Its a little heavy, but Salsa is a great company when it comes to building...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rancid

Steal on fenders for 26"

Thought I'd share this here since they won't do me any good running 700c, but 6 dollars seems like quite a deal!

http://www.departmentofgoods.com/serfas-traditional-style-fender
Forum: Foo
11-21-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 938
Posted By Rancid

this. Time to bribe your friends who own trucks

this. Time to bribe your friends who own trucks
11-20-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By Rancid

I think it would all depend on the value of the...

I think it would all depend on the value of the bike and rate of theft where you live. I love my bikes, but the most protection I've ever used was one u-lock through the rear triangle, locking...
11-20-11, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,964
Posted By Rancid

great looking panniers! How do they hold up in to...

great looking panniers! How do they hold up in to the elements?

You might be able to get 120-150 on ebay, but I bet you could get $200 on etsy, maybe $300 of you used the work steampunk in the...
Forum: Foo
11-20-11, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By Rancid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkJWTQpvADU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkJWTQpvADU
Forum: Foo
11-20-11, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By Rancid

Charlie Musselwhite plays a mean mouth harp. I...

Charlie Musselwhite plays a mean mouth harp. I highly recommend checking out his stuff
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rancid

I think that's a valid point and could explain a...

I think that's a valid point and could explain a lot about my yippyness now. the freak accident thing can't be prepared for that well
11-17-11, 04:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,417
Posted By Rancid

That is really good advice though

That is really good advice though
11-17-11, 04:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,417
Posted By Rancid

If when riding your bike safety is the most...

If when riding your bike safety is the most important thing, we should all stick to our front yards and keep it under 5mph. Enjoying your ride within acceptable personal and legal standards should be...
11-17-11, 03:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,264
Posted By Rancid

I say you just type up a whole bunch of pre-made...

I say you just type up a whole bunch of pre-made slightly passive aggressive "cycling tickets" follow them from a distance and wait until they leave the bike locked up.

that'll teach em!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rancid

Crashing and the yips

Crashing has taken some tolls on my confidence in the past but it always varies as far as returning to 100% on the bike. Sometimes my psyche recovers much faster than the injury (broken hand) but I...
Forum: Africa
11-17-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By Rancid

Hey Tom, I live in the West Bank right now....

Hey Tom,

I live in the West Bank right now. I'm not sure if I'll still be in the region when you come out this way (I'm trying to get back stateside sometime in March). I've been out here for...
Forum: Foo
11-17-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rancid

I game occasionally, but by far the most...

I game occasionally, but by far the most immersion I have ever experienced was in Red Dead Redemption. There's a point where you just are just galloping along on the wide west and look up to the...
Forum: Foo
11-17-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rancid

Well I was home with my sister after school for a...

Well I was home with my sister after school for a few hours growing up. But that isn't necessarily a good thing. When I was younger (8-12) my sister would beat me me pretty hard and I don't mean...
11-16-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,417
Posted By Rancid

I don't necessarily think its a good idea but I...

I don't necessarily think its a good idea but I do it sometimes. When I do I try to mitigate risk- single non-noise reducing earphone on the right ear turned down pretty far.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15,291
Views: 11,039,929
Posted By Rancid

I bizarrely lust after this thing. It just looks...

I bizarrely lust after this thing. It just looks fun
Forum: Commuting
11-16-11, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Rancid

I loved commuting to base when I was serving a...

I loved commuting to base when I was serving a few years ago. Of course I was stationed in Hawaii so that helped, but really it was the awesome MUPs that ran up to the main gate and beating all the...
11-16-11, 03:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rancid

Honestly search is your friend. So much has been...

Honestly search is your friend. So much has been written about BD over the few years, but this is what I've picked up:

decent-good customer service, sometimes down right great CS
a fair amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 03:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By Rancid

I'd say the speed of my descent is dependent on a...

I'd say the speed of my descent is dependent on a few factors:

road surface/residue on surface
familiarity with the route
other traffic
turns/blind spots
severity of weather

Straight away...
Forum: Foo
11-16-11, 03:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,984
Posted By Rancid

Ramallah, West Bank- The city center has four...

Ramallah, West Bank- The city center has four lion statues that are tributes to the founding families of the city. One of the lions is has a wristwatch carved into it. Story goes, the craver/mason...
Forum: Foo
11-16-11, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 225,011
Posted By Rancid

loading up my work bag with documents, kindle and...

loading up my work bag with documents, kindle and ipod to prepare for an hour long wait at a checkpoint so I can stand in line to mail something at the Jerusalem central post office. 3 hour roundtrip...
11-16-11, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Rancid

not according to the Mayans but seriously PT...

not according to the Mayans

but seriously PT is well -worth a trip by bike. Its hilly only in the sense that to get to sea level you must go downhill, so the city itself is pretty flat, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,853
Posted By Rancid

While google is my friend usually, I can't seem...

While google is my friend usually, I can't seem to find an online distributor for the Origin 8.

That's a steal at 200$ for such a versatile frame. Makes me want to do a build
10-31-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By Rancid

anyone got a link to the fuji cross comp on BD? I...

anyone got a link to the fuji cross comp on BD? I couldn't seem to find it but maybe I'm blind
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,799
Posted By Rancid

Seriously? I don't really see a reason for such a...

Seriously? I don't really see a reason for such a lack of civility in here towards other members of the forum. Thats the nice part about this place, differing views can be held and discussed without...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By Rancid

I can do my own maintenance okay, worked in a...

I can do my own maintenance okay, worked in a shop for a while. I was just curious if anyone new anything about it because I know they are pretty low-end parts (I'd never put them on a road, CC race...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By Rancid

you have a strong argument going there. I very...

you have a strong argument going there. I very well may purchase it, but first it has to still be on the market (and at that price) in about 2 months when I get back to the states
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Rancid

from now on all reviews should be done in similar...

from now on all reviews should be done in similar cartoons
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 04:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By Rancid

I can't seem to find any chatter about this bike

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/zilla.htm

I know I know, everyone has an opinion about BD. Seems like a great deal though and would be pretty versatile. At the same though I wonder if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Rancid

Or we could all just continue to use the saddle...

Or we could all just continue to use the saddle swap thread thats been around for 5 years or so:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/164168-saddle-swap

just sayin
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By Rancid

Shifters are the one thing I can never seem to...

Shifters are the one thing I can never seem to find really good deals on in that list, the rest you can get somewhat cheaper through sales sometimes.

The reason groupsets are cheaper is because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,607
Posted By Rancid

Does he already ride mountain or any other...

Does he already ride mountain or any other discipline?

Depending on your answer to that, I would focus on something with some versatility and can take some abuse. I doubt he needs carbon fiber to...
10-28-11, 06:59 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 14,318
Posted By Rancid

I've been clipped by a city bus, and t-boned...

I've been clipped by a city bus, and t-boned through a four-way intersection, and doored once.

I'd much rather go through the first two again than getting doored. its like running into a wall with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rancid

There is not a day that goes by that I don't...

There is not a day that goes by that I don't regret selling my 02' Allez, I still keep an eye out for a replacement. The aesthetics, value and ride quality of those frames is amazing
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