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06-06-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,731
Posted By Rudz

1500w leaf motor conversion questions

I found the kit online and was interested. I live in a high wind area and riding uphill into headwind is no fun.

Can I use a 48v 20ah ping battery or similar with black.

I noticed the...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rudz

On my nashbar panniers I replaced the hook that...

On my nashbar panniers I replaced the hook that connects the bottom of the rack with a carabiner clip on both sides, and I added bigger carabiner clips to the front of each bag, to secure it to the...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-14, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rudz

I have the ones linked in the first post and mine...

I have the ones linked in the first post and mine are great. They have survived wind, rain, and several crashes. They are very waterproof.

I pack mine with my work boots, groceries, clothes and...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,768
Posted By Rudz

I never said I would choose a 7.5, personally I...

I never said I would choose a 7.5, personally I wouldn't spend that much on a bike with a flat bar.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,768
Posted By Rudz

You don't think anyone would notice a steel fork...

You don't think anyone would notice a steel fork that weighs a ton more than a carbon one? Look at all the steel on the 7.0, and the components, I guarantee you the 7.5 is faster and a better ride.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,768
Posted By Rudz

At 400usd your going to only get a BD or big box...

At 400usd your going to only get a BD or big box road bike, or one without gears. It will most likely have a steel frame or if your lucky, aluminum.

The components will be entry level. The seat...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Rudz

Definitely

Definitely
Forum: Commuting
05-10-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By Rudz

Seriously why the hostility? Good job op, ...

Seriously why the hostility?

Good job op, get that bike cleaned up and replace the chain
Forum: Commuting
05-08-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,542
Posted By Rudz

Not a bad idea. Thanks

Not a bad idea. Thanks
Forum: Commuting
05-08-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,542
Posted By Rudz

I carry a pump, two tubes, two tire levers, patch...

I carry a pump, two tubes, two tire levers, patch kit and a Kool Stop tire jack, just in case.

I have been debating replacing the pump with a Co2 system, it would make everything faster.

The...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rudz

I generally ignore it. I've had friends tell me...

I generally ignore it. I've had friends tell me they seen me and they honked. Most of my friends know better, so they don't bother.

I've had women ask if I had a girlfriend, tell me I was hot...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,688
Posted By Rudz

Okay, I looked into DE razors before, I guess I...

Okay, I looked into DE razors before, I guess I have to do it again. You guys are a bad influence. Lmfao

Currently looking at razors, blades, brushes and soap.

After the initial investment it...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,770
Posted By Rudz

Congratulations, you have great friends and...

Congratulations, you have great friends and family. Beautiful bicycle as well.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,655
Posted By Rudz

I have a magicshine clone and diffuser lens, ...

I have a magicshine clone and diffuser lens, plus I got the bigger battery. I also run the cygolite hotshot on the rear. Both are rechargeable and they have survived commuting. Other lights with...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,767
Posted By Rudz

90s and 35mph windstorm I rode, walked and took...

90s and 35mph windstorm I rode, walked and took the bus. I could barely walk the freaking bike without being blown over
04-26-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Rudz

The original fork and stem are chromoly and...

The original fork and stem are chromoly and heavy. I want the smoother ride of a carbon fork and lighter weight.

I carry my bike a lot, so the lighter the better.
04-26-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Rudz

Fork dilemma

So I've decided I want to swap out the chromoly fork and stem on my bike, I have a tapered headtube. A 1 1/4 headtube.

So my fork options aren't as broad. I found a nice tapered 3t fork in eBay...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Rudz

Fork dilemma

So I've decided I want to swap out the chromoly fork and stem on my bike, I have a tapered headtube. A 1 1/4 headtube.

So my fork options aren't as broad. I found a nice tapered 3t fork in eBay...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,490
Posted By Rudz

California doesn't have any 3 foot law, so I...

California doesn't have any 3 foot law, so I guess we're on our own.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,613
Posted By Rudz

I so want a pair of those

I so want a pair of those
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,613
Posted By Rudz

I wear my jeans from work, pant leg rolled up,...

I wear my jeans from work, pant leg rolled up, spd shoes, t shirt with tank top underneath, my helmet and eyeglasses.

I used to be able to wear basketball shorts at work and I loved riding home...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,218
Posted By Rudz

Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,168
Posted By Rudz

I was riding ten miles to and from work, twenty...

I was riding ten miles to and from work, twenty rt. Now I ride ten miles one way, but the ride has more inclines. But I still try to ride like a bat out of hell.

I have a very physically...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,689
Posted By Rudz

My bike floats. Lmfao I was going to cut...

My bike floats. Lmfao

I was going to cut the kickstand lower, I already trimmed it once, but I kind of like it. Easy to change a flat tire.

I use a velcro strap to keep the front wheel from...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,560
Posted By Rudz

At work I have an onguard u lock and thick on...

At work I have an onguard u lock and thick on guard cable. I just bought pinhead locks for the skewers, headset and seatpost. I run the cable around the frame, through my helmet and saddle and lock...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,490
Posted By Rudz

First, I don't get to ride in bike lanes, I ride...

First, I don't get to ride in bike lanes, I ride on the street with the cars.

That being said I will pay attention to the cars at the front of the line, if they are turning right I will hang out...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,689
Posted By Rudz

I love my Ibera quick release bag. Are those Evo...

I love my Ibera quick release bag. Are those Evo fenders too? They look like my Evo Power Gaurd.

That saddle doesn't look very comfy for a thirty mile ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,689
Posted By Rudz

Problem is, I can't. Lol. Here is my...

Problem is, I can't. Lol.


Here is my baby girl with new hand-built velocity deep v rims, dt swiss spokes, 105 hubs with my old gatorskins. Added Zipp handlebar gel and deda tape, Tiagra...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,689
Posted By Rudz

Been thinking of getting one of those carbon...

Been thinking of getting one of those carbon frames, but I'd have to give up my trunk and panniers for a backpack again. But I would have much lighter bike.


Guess the solution is n+1
Forum: Commuting
04-23-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

Pitlock & Atomic22, there is another German one...

Pitlock & Atomic22, there is another German one I forgot as well that uses coded combination locks
Forum: Commuting
04-22-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

Pinhead locks, u lock plus cable. I think I'm...

Pinhead locks, u lock plus cable. I think I'm good.

I wish the European lock sets were cheaper but you get what you pay for.

But after shipping and VAT charges plus exchange rate, it's a big...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,713
Posted By Rudz

I just need to be able to walk to go eat, maybe...

I just need to be able to walk to go eat, maybe some shopping without the cleats grinding or sliding around. The specialized mtb shoes look great but they're pricey. The mt33 looks good, but Idk...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

Installing the pinhead locks today. Waiting on...

Installing the pinhead locks today. Waiting on the seat clamp, but the skewers and headset installed fine.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-14, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Rudz

Only time I had to use my first attempt kit is on...

Only time I had to use my first attempt kit is on myself. I carry one just in case.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rudz

Nashbar waterproof bags from Amazon

Nashbar waterproof bags from Amazon
Forum: Commuting
04-19-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

I already ordered the seat post and headset...

I already ordered the seat post and headset locks, along with the skewers . I was worried about someone removing the saddle bolts and walking off with it

I think I'm going with security torx bolt...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-14, 02:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

The pinhead set locks my stem, seatpost and...

The pinhead set locks my stem, seatpost and wheels.

Only have my saddle and rack to worry about.

I seen the chain in the seat mod, I think it looks cool. I also seen handcuffs that do the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

Idk about you but I don't like buying new parts....

Idk about you but I don't like buying new parts. And since I just dumped five hundred more into my bike, I'd prefer not to have to hunt someone down for stealing my stuff.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,230
Posted By Rudz

Anyone replace the bolts on there bike with torx or security torx bolts?

I just ordered a pinhead set of skewers, headset and seatpost locks . I noticed that the only exposed bolts are my rack and saddles bolts.

I found a security bolt that uses a combination lock...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Rudz

I'd go with a different rack

I'd go with a different rack
04-17-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rudz

Do you want to wait another month to get a...

Do you want to wait another month to get a replacement? And do you have to eat the shipping charges? I would just wear them if it was me.
04-17-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,309
Posted By Rudz

I'm 240, I was 220 but the holidays kicked my but...

I'm 240, I was 220 but the holidays kicked my but and I've been off the wagon ever since. I can easily get back down there, I used to weight 300, so losing twenty pounds is easy Lmfao.

I'm on a...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By Rudz

Mines on her kickstand by the front door. My...

Mines on her kickstand by the front door. My roommates Madone is on a wall rack. My other roommates medici is leaning on the couch, the gt Avalanche is in the corner by the gun safe, the women's khs...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,689
Posted By Rudz

The selle smp seats do look wierd but I love my...

The selle smp seats do look wierd but I love my trk
Forum: Commuting
04-17-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rudz

Wow you weren't kidding about the price

Wow you weren't kidding about the price
Forum: Commuting
04-16-14, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rudz

I did it on my Rapid, actually worked fine with...

I did it on my Rapid, actually worked fine with the flat bar front derailleur too. But now I upgraded that to a 105 so it's a moot point. I went with Sora sti brifters.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Rudz

I can't put reflective tape on my bike. It's so...

I can't put reflective tape on my bike. It's so clean and send.


I did contemplate putting lead wire lights on my panniers when I used to ride at night more. I was going to hot glue it around...
04-16-14, 10:10 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-16-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Rudz

LED (http://www.niteize.com/collection/LED.asp) ...

LED (http://www.niteize.com/collection/LED.asp)


I use the "see em" lights. Very noticeably at night and cheap
04-16-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,249
Posted By Rudz

Chris Murray built me some great wheels, using...

Chris Murray built me some great wheels, using velocity deep V rims and 105 hubs with DT Swiss spokes and brass nipples. Great guy, superior helpful and he's a BF member.

Just got the wheels so...
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