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Forum: Commuting 01-09-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By Beneficial Ear
That right there is a bike that screams... ...

That right there is a bike that screams...
"cyclist"
Its also good inspiration for building a unique commuter that fits one's needs perfectly.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-09-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Beneficial Ear
https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-red-f...

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-red-front-derailleur-10-speed
Is the one I am talking about.

The DA I have shifts wonderfully, but the red leaves room for the chain to not rub in any...
Forum: Southeast 01-09-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Beneficial Ear
lol, I never even thought of it in the criminal...

lol, I never even thought of it in the criminal way...
but now I'll have to consider it each time I think of this ride I am very much looking forward to :)
Forum: Southeast 01-09-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Weaverville, right. Have to study up on my...

Weaverville, right.
Have to study up on my geography! Still "new" to the area... been here bike only for 1.5 years - farthest adventure was up to Hot Springs, the ride down to Hendersonville was...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-08-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,763
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Its not the crosswalks... its the busy streets...

Its not the crosswalks... its the busy streets that have many businesses. The multiple entrances and exits to various parking lots have given me MANY close calls over the years. It is most often a...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-08-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Beneficial Ear
10spd - SRAM Red Front Derailleur (yaw) with Force Shifters

Posting this as a solution to those who may be asking a question.

This combination works flawlessly, the red front derailleur completely outperforms the Dura-Ace that it replaced. The Dura-Ace...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Sounds like you want a drop bar bike that can fit...

Sounds like you want a drop bar bike that can fit a 28c+ tire.
The flat bar bike can become that.
Or you could get a new bike that covers all the bases if you feel the flatbar bike isn't worth...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Its nice to perform an enjoyable task on the way...

Its nice to perform an enjoyable task on the way to the laborious task. Driving is so much more stressful, walking isn't nearly as fun, and public transportation inhibits freedom.
5 years of bike...
Forum: Southeast 01-07-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Beneficial Ear
The climb back up ox creek, then back down elk...

The climb back up ox creek, then back down elk mountain really is a great ride :D. Thats part of what makes elk such a great climb - once at the top you have a few routing options, all of them...
Forum: Southeast 01-03-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Assault on Mt Mitchell

Anyone here doing it?
Forum: Southeast 01-03-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Beneficial Ear
You definitely want to climb Elk Mountain......

You definitely want to climb Elk Mountain... close to the city center, little traffic (alot of bike traffic though!), incredible views, challenging, a great way to get up to the parkway (loop back to...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-03-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,865
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Oh yea, every day. I second the appreciation of...

Oh yea, every day.
I second the appreciation of this new fangled "hot water pouring down upon me in a controlled manner" offered to us by the great minds who have come before.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-03-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,106
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Ride from Asheville to Charlotte. Do well in...

Ride from Asheville to Charlotte.
Do well in the Assault on Mt Mitchell... win a race or 2 otherwise
400 watts for 20 mins
Reached the goal in my signature (25 miles in an hour) last year - took...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-03-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,725
Posted By Beneficial Ear
The journey is so much more appreciable when...

The journey is so much more appreciable when self-powered.
It is profound - to take the power from a foreign source, at *incredible* peril, and use it exclusively to transport oneself over any...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-17-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Definitely stay under 70", when loaded up touring...

Definitely stay under 70", when loaded up touring it takes alot of motivation to get a gear even this big spinning if you run into big wind or a steeper grade. I'd err on the low side, lugging a big...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-17-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,840
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Tore through 3 wheelsets... terrible hop, fixable...

Tore through 3 wheelsets... terrible hop, fixable perhaps not sure? I stopped having the bike shops true them, my vuelta corsa lite set faired best but the weinman that came stock on the bike and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-03-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Drop bars = lots of options for hand position. ...

Drop bars = lots of options for hand position. To each his own but I would not go back to anything else for road riding.

Straight bars were nice when I took shorter trips and went offroad. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-03-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,638
Posted By Beneficial Ear
I'm a messenger, I need the messenger bag -...

I'm a messenger, I need the messenger bag - swinging this bag around 40-50 times a day beats the hell out of taking a backpack off and putting it back on 40-50 times a day, the trips are short and...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-19-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,724
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Basically. Even a nice old school (or new for...

Basically. Even a nice old school (or new for that matter) steel is plenty fine - especially if you put in a few bucks to get all the components into 100% working order. Main thing is to get...
Forum: Commuting 01-13-14, 03:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,144
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Pondering swapping the rear to STI, the front...

Pondering swapping the rear to STI, the front will definitely stay friction that works great. Weather's been warmer but still icey and I took the commuter out for training. For beating around the...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,144
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Single speed was an option, but as I experimented...

Single speed was an option, but as I experimented with staying in one gear for long periods I really didn't like it... there are times I want a big gear, times I want the easiest gear I have and...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,144
Posted By Beneficial Ear
The ability to trim is really nice, I imagine...

The ability to trim is really nice, I imagine it'll be yet more useful as things get grimy/wet - this is where my 2200 setup would start getting very unpredictable. I do have my concerns of being...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,144
Posted By Beneficial Ear
Friction over Index

Elected to keep the stem friction shifters in place as I built up my Schwinn Traveler for commuting duty. I actually have the 8 speed 2200 shifters from my other bike mounted as well as an 8 speed...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-31-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,063
Posted By Beneficial Ear
I got serious and dropped from 225 (6'1") last...

I got serious and dropped from 225 (6'1") last year round this time to being 170-175 since around march/april, where I held on save for an adventure to 165 by using some meal replacement stuff and a...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-13, 01:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Beneficial Ear
For me climbing seated just flat out doesn't...

For me climbing seated just flat out doesn't work, I'm so much faster up a hill standing - even a throttled back standing effort is far faster than a full out seated effort... I have even learned...
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