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Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Second Mouse

Yes, that's the one! :thumb:

Yes, that's the one! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Second Mouse

If you do go to an LBS, Saturday Cycles...

If you do go to an LBS, Saturday Cycles (https://www.saturdaycycles.com/) tends to specialize in commuters and touring bikes. They're kind of throwbacks to the Rivendell (https://www.rivbike.com/) or...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Second Mouse

KSL Classifieds...

KSL Classifieds (https://classifieds.ksl.com/s/Cycling/Road+Bikes) is actually a bit better than the local Craigslist. The local bike collective (https://bicyclecollective.org/salt-lake-city) usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By Second Mouse

One of the local Cannondale dealers had their...

One of the local Cannondale dealers had their Synapse 105 ALs marked down from $1,680 to $1300. The 61cm is no longer available, as it's in my garage. The sale just stared at the beginning of July....
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,959
Posted By Second Mouse

Roundtree & Yorke...

Roundtree & Yorke (https://www.dillards.com/p/roundtree--yorke-travel-smart-non-iron-pleated-ultimate-comfort-microfiber-stretch-dress-pants/508119670) at Dillard's. They've got several different...
07-02-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,767
Posted By Second Mouse

Bumping an old thread, I'm about to lob the holy...

Bumping an old thread, I'm about to lob the holy hand grenade on an alloy 2019 Synapse disc SE, but came across these reviews at Evans Cycles that are all terribly negative -...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,554
Posted By Second Mouse

It looks like the same mirror to me. Here's mine:...

It looks like the same mirror to me. Here's mine:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/img_3883_a8aa656a81c0175a1d016f428db99765128b7b2e.jpg

I tightened it down pretty...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,554
Posted By Second Mouse

Got one of these Hafny bar-end mirrors from...

Got one of these Hafny bar-end mirrors from Amazon for about $15:
...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Second Mouse

Thayre's ev'n bin snow on the graund way up nort...

Thayre's ev'n bin snow on the graund way up nort in wee Shetland for the Up Helly Aa fastival. Dreadful (good fun!)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,137
Posted By Second Mouse

Slight change of pace - The Hungarian Plains,...

Slight change of pace - The Hungarian Plains, between Bratislava and Győr, near Mosonmagyaróvár:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,454
Posted By Second Mouse

Seems like a shame to go a whole year without...

Seems like a shame to go a whole year without something in this thread, so here's mine:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Second Mouse

Not sure how applicable this is, but I've got a...

Not sure how applicable this is, but I've got a 50-34 crank and put a 12-30 cassette on an older Cannondale CAAD 8, with an Ultegra 10-speed short cage rear derailleur. While it's outside of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By Second Mouse

My hat's off to you. I'd last about 10 seconds...

My hat's off to you. I'd last about 10 seconds in that kind of weather without a survival suit on.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,147
Posted By Second Mouse

We went along the Danube from Passau, Germany,...

We went along the Danube from Passau, Germany, to Vienna (https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/314463-passau-germany-vienna-austria.html) in 2007 and then from Vienna to Budapest...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Second Mouse

So true. After all, what are we, barbarians? ...

So true. After all, what are we, barbarians?

Honey. It's like chocolate - it makes everything better.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Second Mouse

Some of Bontrager's wheels have had problems with...

Some of Bontrager's wheels have had problems with cracking around the nipples in the past. There are some old threads here...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,332
Posted By Second Mouse

I'm tempted to order one, just to see if it...

I'm tempted to order one, just to see if it arrives with as much entertaining Engrish as appears on the website: "Intelligent mode can sense the surrounding light, when the light is on, the lights on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,359
Posted By Second Mouse

"Note: This chart may err a bit on the side of...

"Note: This chart may err a bit on the side of caution. Many cyclists exceed the recommended widths with no problem."

23s on 23mm wheels seems kind of extreme though, doesn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,359
Posted By Second Mouse

Sheldon's site has this:...

Sheldon's site has this: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

And these guys (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/tire-width-article) have this chart on their site:
...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,708
Posted By Second Mouse

Wilier Jareen...

Wilier Jareen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,147
Posted By Second Mouse

I've had some Smiths and Tifosis, but neither...

I've had some Smiths and Tifosis, but neither kept the contact lenses from peeling off my eyes on a fast downhill. So agreed that it depends on the size and shape of your face, but I'm not sure you...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,682
Posted By Second Mouse

A new road frame with rack and fender mounts....

A new road frame with rack and fender mounts. There are a few out there, but I can see why so many people advocate building up an old steel frame from the last century.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,306
Posted By Second Mouse

Cool! When will you be trying out the new light?...

Cool! When will you be trying out the new light? I'll watch for the glow on the horizon(s). :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,871
Posted By Second Mouse

One word: DZNuts Sure it's expensive, but...

One word: DZNuts

Sure it's expensive, but we need to keep the boy in the lifestyle to which he would like to become accustomed. And these YouTube videos don't film themselves. And look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,044
Posted By Second Mouse

...and they've got every size in pretty much...

...and they've got every size in pretty much every model they sell. $99 for a $3700 gravel bike.

Yup.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Second Mouse

Here's what I ended up getting: ...

Here's what I ended up getting:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/willie_f861ef26f85e1bd6b313c133266eca7ac994cd43.jpg


It's a leftover 2017 Wilier Jareen...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Second Mouse

Thanks you guys. This is really very helpful. ...

Thanks you guys. This is really very helpful.

One bike that just caught my eye is the newer version of a Raleigh Grand Prix, but it looks like they're not making them anymore, and the only ones I...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Second Mouse

If anyone has one of these bikes that's worked...

If anyone has one of these bikes that's worked well for them, I'd love to hear about it.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Second Mouse

Thanks everyone, that's very good info and much...

Thanks everyone, that's very good info and much appreciated!




The LHT was a 60cm/XL, and it fit pretty well. We raised the seat post about an inch so I was able to straighten my leg at the...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Second Mouse

Touring Bike or ??? for Commuting

Looking for opinions from people who’ve used certain bikes for commuting – sorry, it’s another of those threads.

I’ve got an old Cannondale CAD 8 that’s been tinkered with over the years so that...
Forum: For Sale
06-24-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,566
Posted By Second Mouse

Easton EA70 wheels, bars, helmet. ...

Easton EA70 wheels, bars, helmet.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/481x640/thumbnail_img_3184_284c3129353cfb213932fdea351c030b885899e4.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 244,454
Posted By Second Mouse

Did you frame your answer in the form of a...

Did you frame your answer in the form of a question?
07-14-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By Second Mouse

I'd choose the Passau-to-Vienna trip. While we...

I'd choose the Passau-to-Vienna trip. While we had a good time this year, it seems like we had more fun on the Passau-Vienna section. The trail was in better shape more consistently, stayed closer...
06-30-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By Second Mouse

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d802b3127ccef6...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d802b3127ccef63b5b3d079c00000030O00AaNGjVq1YtGIPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00104155544420140624020408089.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/
It occurred to me that we...
06-30-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By Second Mouse

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d802b3127ccef6...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d802b3127ccef63ab104279c00000030O00AaNGjVq1YtGIPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00104155544420140624020209537.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/
In a town called Hédervár, I...
06-30-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By Second Mouse

Vienna to Budapest on Bikes

The Mouse family did a bike trip from Passau, in the southeastern part of Germany, to Vienna, about seven years ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,592
Posted By Second Mouse

I know Pcad has several of these ...

I know Pcad has several of these
http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/473300/4733001sm.jpg
in various tints, with designer straps and whatnot (and they look marvelous on you, too, Pcad).

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,083
Views: 95,428
Posted By Second Mouse

Keeping a good thought for you and your dad,...

Keeping a good thought for you and your dad, LowCel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,083
Views: 95,428
Posted By Second Mouse

Oooohhh, those dog-walking-in-the-woods injuries...

Oooohhh, those dog-walking-in-the-woods injuries can be brutal. I know I don't need to mention this, but keep us informed as to your progress.

And thanks for not posting photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,083
Views: 95,428
Posted By Second Mouse

A first degree chemical burn on your inner ankle?...

A first degree chemical burn on your inner ankle? It was another shaving incident, wasn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,857
Posted By Second Mouse

Hope Hoops. Put me in for a pair, please....

Hope Hoops. Put me in for a pair, please. http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/y0!.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,796
Posted By Second Mouse

I'm a lot like the OP. As a cyclist, I feel...

I'm a lot like the OP. As a cyclist, I feel special, and like to amplify that special feeling when I see another like-minded cyclist, so I always wave. If she/he waves back, I'm gratified. If...
09-22-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 685,749
Posted By Second Mouse

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UNQRkuqaMcg/TMB2gQC97vI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UNQRkuqaMcg/TMB2gQC97vI/AAAAAAAAANI/Ep7D8fJRhbg/s1600/Brooklyn_Roberta_s_Chef_Carlo_Miararchi_VW_2010-40.jpg_693_475_0_80_1_50_50.jpg

Looks okay inside. And people do...
09-21-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 685,749
Posted By Second Mouse

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UNQRkuqaMcg/TMB2165Z8iI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UNQRkuqaMcg/TMB2165Z8iI/AAAAAAAAANU/MGa8icjHjdE/s1600/pizzerias-robertas-pizza.jpg

Looks like a nice spot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By Second Mouse

It helps to have seen/heard Bobke on TV, doesn't...

It helps to have seen/heard Bobke on TV, doesn't it? You kind of get a context for why it's written the way it is. http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/jump.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By Second Mouse

What are you going to use it for? I built up a...

What are you going to use it for? I built up a Caad8 a few years ago for racing and it's been fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By Second Mouse

This guy...

This guy (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/23613-EventServices). He also carries on over here (http://ridersready.blogspot.com/).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By Second Mouse

It's here...

It's here (http://www.amazon.com/Roadie-Misunderstood-World-Bike-Racer/dp/1934030171).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,278
Posted By Second Mouse

With your nervous disposition, I'm surprised you...

With your nervous disposition, I'm surprised you don't weigh about 97 pounds, Pcad.
09-15-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 676,177
Posted By Second Mouse

Hoping she continues to improve, Creaky. Nasty...

Hoping she continues to improve, Creaky. Nasty stuff.
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