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05-16-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By preston811

another vote for park pcs-10, use google products...

another vote for park pcs-10, use google products to find a cheap price, I paid $125.

good clamp, sturdy construction, decently stable, quick-enough setup time, and it stows fairly small. ...
05-06-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

the question was a bit of a gag: I see that asked...

the question was a bit of a gag: I see that asked around here all the time, except it's usually in the form of a statement
05-06-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

Thank you man for the very honest and thorough...

Thank you man for the very honest and thorough review; it delivers. Looks good ; enjoy your new ride.

In before: "is that frame too big for you?"
05-04-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

saddles are so personal of course, it's a bit of...

saddles are so personal of course, it's a bit of trial and error

some options
1. buy and use whatever saddle you'd used/enjoyed in the past
2. call around LBS's ask about saddle bins or saddle...
05-04-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By preston811

steamroller

steamroller
05-03-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

I wonder what that amounts to versus my 10.5,...

I wonder what that amounts to versus my 10.5, considering only the length forward of the pedal axle. But yes one more factor. :)
05-03-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

Their fork length and rake are supposedly...

Their fork length and rake are supposedly identical, so I guess it's the combination of the 2.5mm crank difference, bigger tires, and sloping TT adding up to the >2" difference leading to the...
05-03-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

John10568: Grats on making the decision. ...

John10568: Grats on making the decision. Regarding the Surly hubs though: were you just going by what mihlbach had said or did you find other evidence that Surly hubs are a PITA? I haven't had any...
05-03-10, 03:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

I once measured the distance from my toe to...

I once measured the distance from my toe to touching my 700x25 and it was like 2 inches; unfortunately I'm across the country from my bike now or I'd doublecheck. I have yet to figure out how this...
05-02-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

I wasn't really insisting anything, but you...

I wasn't really insisting anything, but you seemed so sure of yourself I would have hoped you'd at least seen one before. And anyone who's been on the forum 5 years should be aware of the...
05-02-10, 08:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

So we have mihlback recommending WT despite never...

So we have mihlback recommending WT despite never owning one or any BD bike, and Gyeswho you said you feel a Surly frame would be a downgrade? I'm just curious how, besides the braze-ons/eyelets. ...
05-01-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

mihlbach do you own a WT or are you just a BD fan...

mihlbach do you own a WT or are you just a BD fan / Surly hater? I'm not a BD hater, I just disrespect some of their practices like the exaggerated sales pages ("Save up to 60% Off List Prices, Buy...
05-01-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

Well of course everyone's saddle preference is...

Well of course everyone's saddle preference is different. I put 1k miles on my Streamroller and haven't changed 1 thing yet except to go clipless. Been on a few rides ~40mi, no pain in the ass. ...
05-01-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

Yeah I dunno I looked at their fork length and...

Yeah I dunno I looked at their fork length and rake and supposedly they're the same. Did you do a forum search for the WT? I think the guy's name is Gyeswho, he usually chimes in on WT threads and...
05-01-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,293
Posted By preston811

There's no way the WT comes with Surly hubs. ...

There's no way the WT comes with Surly hubs. Also, if you care, the Surly decals are over the clearcoat, in case you ever want to remove them. Not so with the WT. The Steamroller looks way cooler...
04-28-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By preston811

PBSF is the gold standard for bang-for-the-buck,...

PBSF is the gold standard for bang-for-the-buck, and I have one, but I gotta say too the Blackburn Mars 4.0 kinda bests it. My mom just got one for her bike and it was only $20 on amazon, though now...
04-28-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By preston811

That's awesome, enjoy. steamroller +1. i also...

That's awesome, enjoy. steamroller +1. i also recently went with some SPDs and mountain shoes (shinano M520+M076). been thinking of putting some Paselas on mine too and making some other changes...
04-28-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 106,053
Posted By preston811

Actually yeah, it's probably a good idea to...

Actually yeah, it's probably a good idea to upgrade the lockring while you're replacing the cog.. >82 gear inches is too steep for the streets really. I'd go ahead and get like a 18t cog. 19 or 17...
04-27-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 106,053
Posted By preston811

what I meant was that the headset's cones can...

what I meant was that the headset's cones can become pitted by the bearings if that top bolt is too tight and you ride around on it like that. That happened with someone else's BD bike on here and...
04-27-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 106,053
Posted By preston811

and tighten the cog and lockring so you don't...

and tighten the cog and lockring so you don't strip the hub if they're loose at all, and make sure the headset's pre-load bolt isn't too tight or it could become pitted. check if the tires need...
04-27-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By preston811

if self-preservation is an instinct you possess..

if self-preservation is an instinct you possess..
04-24-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By preston811

See my reply in your other thread regarding this...

See my reply in your other thread regarding this :)



Are you used to riding? If not, your crack (the tissue between your sit bones and the saddle) will be sore/bruised for 1-2 weeks at least...
04-24-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,293
Posted By preston811

well easy there Lance, I'd ride it a few weeks...

well easy there Lance, I'd ride it a few weeks first :) I've actually become more attached to my gear ratio as time went on, and I thought it'd be the opposite (that I'd desire taller gear as I got...
04-23-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By preston811

Ah, the CL hawks scooping all the best deals...

Ah, the CL hawks scooping all the best deals instantly and flipping them. does make it difficult to find deals eh?

Maybe you should try posting something yourself, like "Wanting To Buy: cheap...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By preston811

http://www.google.com/products?q=shimano+m520&oe=u...

http://www.google.com/products?q=shimano+m520&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hl=en&scoring=p

Shimano M520, starting on Page 3, I see them starting at $26 new. Nice little pedals. serviceable bearings.
04-23-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By preston811

this thread wouldn't be complete unless someone...

this thread wouldn't be complete unless someone linked this:
http://sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html

Cheers on Steamroller+Twin Cities, I have one myself and may be moving there soon..
04-23-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By preston811

pics or it didn't happen lol OP: Builds are...

pics or it didn't happen lol

OP: Builds are way more $, as everyone has said, just price all the parts in a spreadsheet and you'll see. As in, building up a BI frame would cost 2x what a BD...
04-22-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,381
Posted By preston811

+cog, lockring, front brake, rim tape, bar tape,...

+cog, lockring, front brake, rim tape, bar tape, tubes, seatpost. Not sure which of those you included in the tally. And personally I allocated slightly more for the contact points saddle and...
04-22-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,381
Posted By preston811

Really? Is this with new parts, from the ground...

Really? Is this with new parts, from the ground up? I mocked up a build around one of those chromed KiloTT frames a while back and seem to remember looking at >$700 with a fairly bare minimum parts...
04-22-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,293
Posted By preston811

^Same here. Totally depends on your legs, hills,...

^Same here. Totally depends on your legs, hills, and preferences (as has been hammered home already). I too anticipated needing to change it out but ended up sticking with it for the Seattle hills....
04-22-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,381
Posted By preston811

It can normally be gotten for way under its MSRP,...

It can normally be gotten for way under its MSRP, more like low 700s. Unlike Surly which doesn't seem to budge as much from their MSRP? And, I feel the spec sheet on the Masi Spec LTD Drop is...
04-22-10, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,195
Posted By preston811

Did you tighten the cog and lockring?

Did you tighten the cog and lockring?
04-16-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,467
Posted By preston811

In my limited experience Shimanos fit pretty...

In my limited experience Shimanos fit pretty true. I went to REI to try on M076's, asked for a 45 based on this chart (http://www.rei.com/sizefinder/shimano.html) since I usually wear 10.5, and they...
04-16-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,760
Posted By preston811

You might consider clip-ons (like planet bike ...

You might consider clip-ons (like planet bike speedez) since you live in socal, if you want to maintain a clean look. You can pop them on only when it rains. Not as good of protection though as...
04-16-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,100
Posted By preston811

this. those red rims are neither

this.

those red rims are neither
04-15-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,557
Posted By preston811

And yes their restocks can be long and vague. ...

And yes their restocks can be long and vague. Back in October I was told "sometime this winter" on a model/size and it appeared 1 week later. Then I had my eye on something else and it took 4+...
04-15-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,557
Posted By preston811

Well those places have phone numbers at least. I...

Well those places have phone numbers at least. I see some phone numbers listed @ BD, but I heard it can be difficult to actually speak to someone when you want to. Maybe that's old info, does...
04-13-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By preston811

I'm torn on a noob subforum. Part of me would...

I'm torn on a noob subforum. Part of me would love to not see "Which BD bike should I get?" threads every day, but however when a thread is moved you still see a stub here, argh! (if people can't...
04-12-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,224
Posted By preston811

I don't think TejanoTrackie does much skid...

I don't think TejanoTrackie does much skid stopping, I could be wrong though. And the subtopic was forward forces I thought
04-12-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,224
Posted By preston811

I kinda disagree. A quality metal cage doesn't...

I kinda disagree. A quality metal cage doesn't flex much against the small amount of forward-facing pressure I'm talking about. It's just retention. I agree that a metal cage would flex if pulling...
04-12-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,224
Posted By preston811

I wasn't really talking about Holdfasts, I'm not...

I wasn't really talking about Holdfasts, I'm not familiar with them myself. i was just countering what you were saying about clips/straps allowing only strictly up/down forces
04-12-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,224
Posted By preston811

Yeah they may have been designed that way for use...

Yeah they may have been designed that way for use with slotted cleats, but they're not like that anymore. I'm saying when I had toe clips, my foot went all the way into them, and the cage resisted...
04-12-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By preston811

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=13398142
04-12-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,224
Posted By preston811

You're ignoring forward foot forces. A...

You're ignoring forward foot forces. A properly-sized metal toe clip resists forward pressure by the foot. So instead of just strictly Up or Down force, it's more of a 180(+) arc where you can...
04-12-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By preston811

I see it for $30 at Universal Cycles...

I see it for $30 at Universal Cycles (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=31676), high pressure version. w/ gauge $44. I found that using Google Products...
04-10-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,630
Posted By preston811

Hmm is this because they pay for ad space here? ...

Hmm is this because they pay for ad space here? Or they're a premium member? Or was it the way you put it?
04-10-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,224
Posted By preston811

I affirm this all 100%. I had MKS sylvans and...

I affirm this all 100%. I had MKS sylvans and clips, and some Soma doubles (the best the LBS had), and I can say the setup was "good enough". Its limitations were almost entirely inherent to a...
04-10-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,630
Posted By preston811

The interesting thing to me is that copper...

The interesting thing to me is that copper oxidizes green.
04-10-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,630
Posted By preston811

I was thinking the same thing. A thinly veiled...

I was thinking the same thing. A thinly veiled pimp thread. Then he admitted it lol.
04-09-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,779
Posted By preston811

How do you mount that? And it's not really $10...

How do you mount that? And it's not really $10 if someone's gotta buy an 18650 and a charger and a mount.. Interesting though
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