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Forum: Commuting
11-03-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,368
Posted By Sundance89

The one exception to all of this is a "size...

The one exception to all of this is a "size thing" with the tall frame bikes of the 80's that are no longer in production. You simply cannot-will not find a 27" (almost 69 cm) frame without going...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,016
Posted By Sundance89

I evolved long ago to putting the weight on the...

I evolved long ago to putting the weight on the bike with a rack and pannier, but if I was forced to use a backpack, it would 100% be a Wingnut product designed to be placed 'low' on the back.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
Posted By Sundance89

Even though I roll as well for cycle commuting in...

Even though I roll as well for cycle commuting in my pannier, I "favorited" this video because I've never seen this packing technique before, particularly the larger shirts and pants on top. Very...
10-19-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,463
Posted By Sundance89

This is the kind of levity (or fairness) that is...

This is the kind of levity (or fairness) that is sorely needed in not just conversations, but in thinking today. I apologize for drifting, but this reminds me of a certain (small by comparison)...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Sundance89

That's an incredibly stupid design unless you are...

That's an incredibly stupid design unless you are freakishly bow legged.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,393
Posted By Sundance89

I have the Nashbar Cyclocross Carbon Fork on my...

I have the Nashbar Cyclocross Carbon Fork on my Cross bike and I am very pleased with it. I weigh 240 to 250 depending on my lifting program, so differences in ride are not imagined. I ride very...
10-03-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,832
Posted By Sundance89

Oh, and unless you're a food vendor or a grizzly...

Oh, and unless you're a food vendor or a grizzly bear - a trailer is certainly NOT necessary to carry your lunch.
10-03-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,832
Posted By Sundance89

Don't let something like the need for...

Don't let something like the need for carrying/transporting your food horizontally discourage you. That's easy. You have a lot of options for on bike carriers multiplied by endless containers. You...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Sundance89

Very well put. Couldn't be stated any better. ...

Very well put. Couldn't be stated any better. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-02-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Sundance89

Only good without a pannier mounted I'm assuming?

Only good without a pannier mounted I'm assuming?
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By Sundance89

Funny comment from the driver witness. Lol ...

Funny comment from the driver witness. Lol

We just have rattlesnakes to look out for. They can jump up and bite your leg or get caught in your spokes. It's not common though, but they sun...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Sundance89

You will find that your trunk bag will overhang...

You will find that your trunk bag will overhang just enough over your wire basket(s) to be a bit annoying and take away space. I had that same set up before with two Wald 582 baskets and a trunk bag...
09-28-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,613
Posted By Sundance89

Planned obsolescence has been around for decades...

Planned obsolescence has been around for decades in the auto industry as well. Nothing new. That's old hat. (I was raised in Detroit. So I grew up with the auto industry like folks from Napa...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-11, 04:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,357
Posted By Sundance89

Car accidents are reported the same way, "The...

Car accidents are reported the same way, "The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time...". It does sorta come off as some kind of public service warning or slight blame for whatever the...
09-26-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sundance89

Well here's my deduction. I will assume by...

Well here's my deduction. I will assume by having AL at the center of the seatpost, this will eliminate the carbon wraps ability to flex and break. And because carbon fiber is basically plastic,...
09-26-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sundance89

Yeah, it is kind of a gimmicky design. I'm just...

Yeah, it is kind of a gimmicky design. I'm just hoping I can tighten it like any other aluminum post (aside from using Tacx lube). There were only so many 31.6 seatposts out there. This was on...
09-26-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sundance89

I guess I should add that this FSA seatpost is...

I guess I should add that this FSA seatpost is going on an aluminum frame (Xtracycle build) as well.
09-26-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sundance89

Interesting. I had a full carbon (Specialized...

Interesting. I had a full carbon (Specialized Pave) seatpost on an aluminum frame and my Specialized dealer was adamant about using a torque key to not damage the seatpost?
09-26-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Sundance89

That pink oughta get a response. (But I think...

That pink oughta get a response. (But I think you know that)

Keep going with the wrenching. It's a good thing. :thumb:
09-26-11, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sundance89

Carbon fiber "wrapped" seatpost. Torque wrench necessary?

I picked up a FSA Carbon Pro seatpost. It's really 6061AL "wrapped" with carbon fiber for added strength.

Question: Can I just blast away and tighten this thing down as with any other aluminum...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,889
Posted By Sundance89

? If this is a response and question to me,...

? If this is a response and question to me, we've said the same thing.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,889
Posted By Sundance89

The tread design is always forming a point...

The tread design is always forming a point towards the front (or forward) of some kind. Continental Ultra Gatorskins are the worst tire for identifying anything on the sidewall. Even still, on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 02:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,335
Posted By Sundance89

The quickest way to change a flat is to not get...

The quickest way to change a flat is to not get one. What kind of tires (and even tubes) are you running?

As far as changing a flat (if you gotta have one). I treated it like any new tent for...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Sundance89

Looks like a straight fender install bud. Get...

Looks like a straight fender install bud. Get any kind of fender you want (appropriate width of course). You have fork eyelets for fenders and a reflector hole. And I see a hole in your seat stay...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Sundance89

Good call. Never saw this model – and I have PB...

Good call. Never saw this model – and I have PB Cascadia fenders on my Cross, and Hardcore ATB on my Xtracycle, so I haven't looked in a while. Is this new? Anyhow OP, here's the mount...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Sundance89

Get this... ...

Get this...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lVFmKUaDL._SS500_.jpg

... it's head and shoulders above the models you are looking at and ranks as one of the best.

Kryptonite New York...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Sundance89

Take a picture of the "bottom" of your fork so...

Take a picture of the "bottom" of your fork so that we can see if you have eyelets or not. Also, take a picture of the bridge on your seat stay directly from behind, so we can see if there is a hole...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 39,056
Posted By Sundance89

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21laGRnE1CL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21laGRnE1CL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
(Stem Riser)



http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-129547854820685_2176_187321548
(Ajustable Stem)

Cross bikes have very short...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,459
Posted By Sundance89

Well there ya go. There's your before and after....

Well there ya go. There's your before and after. Looks great, and spraying it was effortless wasn't it? Stuff dries in like 15 minutes, and boom, your bag feels and looks new.

Yeah, Krylon...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,459
Posted By Sundance89

I'm hoping your moniker is humor and not literal?...

I'm hoping your moniker is humor and not literal? Is that the reason for the break in commuting?
Forum: Commuting
09-14-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,459
Posted By Sundance89

Yeah, I mentioned that I didn't have before pics...

Yeah, I mentioned that I didn't have before pics because I really wasn't expecting much in the end. But trust me, this is a cheap Bell bag that faded in the Arizona sun to an almost sand color...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,459
Posted By Sundance89

Krylon Fusion Link...

Krylon Fusion Link (http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-2421-Fusion-Spray-Paint/dp/B000C0158E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316008466&sr=8-1) (You can pick it up at any Lowe's or Home Depot too)
...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,459
Posted By Sundance89

Krylon Fusion: Spray paint your panniers w/excellent results!

I've used Krylon Fusion for plastic (Satin Black) with excellent results in the past. I read on the Krylon message board that this can also be used on fabrics, so on a lark, I decided to spray paint...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 05:27 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By Sundance89

In tennis talk this is called a lob. ...

In tennis talk this is called a lob.


:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Sundance89

This thread would have required only one response...

This thread would have required only one response if you had just said from the start, "From my most recent fall, my front derailleur is not shifting correctly." (unbelievable)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By Sundance89

So how many people do you have in your life...

So how many people do you have in your life saying, "Marry that girl!"? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By Sundance89

That really says a lot about your friends, and...

That really says a lot about your friends, and you. It's not the material, but the thoughtfulness.

.....

Okay, in THIS case the material just happens to be a CAAD. THAT'S AWESOME. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,676
Posted By Sundance89

I'm more concerned about the wasted time you had...

I'm more concerned about the wasted time you had this guy swirling around in your head "afterwords".

I'm local, so I know where you are very well. You wanna blow people away? Take some pics of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By Sundance89

Brother, you're talkin to a local. A lotta folks...

Brother, you're talkin to a local. A lotta folks don't know about the desert wind here. Though they saw the strong winds that burned up half our state with the wild fires.

Anyhow, yeah, I caught...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,374
Posted By Sundance89

You might wanna give a post more than 21 minutes...

You might wanna give a post more than 21 minutes before you start getting impatient for a response. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,374
Posted By Sundance89

Not funny to me - TRUE. Absolutely true.

Not funny to me - TRUE. Absolutely true.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Sundance89

Isn't it funny how it's the little things...

Isn't it funny how it's the little things sometimes? I got some serious responsibilities to get at this weekend, but the fact that I came off my training ride with a freakin ping sound resolved is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Sundance89

No Ping. No Pong.

Yep, just 3 cable donuts on the brake cable only is all it took. Put a little dab of crazy glue to keep them spaced where I want them, and now I only hear the sweet sound of my tires on the road.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Sundance89

This is the Ritchey Torque Key...

This is the Ritchey Torque Key (http://www.amazon.com/Ritchey-Tool-Torque-Key/dp/B003Z8AI6A/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt) I have. Amazon: $18.95 It has a torque value of 5Nm, so for the seat post I would just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By Sundance89

:lol: Dayum. I guess so. Look at his signature...

:lol: Dayum. I guess so. Look at his signature ^ (Never underestimate the idiocy of BF)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Sundance89

Oh, and while there, pick up some carbon paste...

Oh, and while there, pick up some carbon paste for your seat post. You might want to go over it just in case. You can also apply a thin bit (very thin bit) of grease to the under side of your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Sundance89

Are you kidding? Run to your LBS and pick up a...

Are you kidding? Run to your LBS and pick up a single torque key for your seat post by Ritchey or Park Tools. You gotta have that. Don't leave your seat post being correctly tightened to chance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Sundance89

No, I meant (and thought you meant) the other...

No, I meant (and thought you meant) the other way. The shifting was hesitating on the release, when shifting into the smaller cogs. No? Just out of curiosity, how many miles (or how old) is your...
09-09-11, 02:34 AM
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