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11-24-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By RatMudd

A small bungee cord around front wheel and...

A small bungee cord around front wheel and downtube...

...or the handy dandy Velo Orange Wheel Stabilizer:
VO Wheel Stabilizer (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-wheel-stabilizer.html)
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,151
Posted By RatMudd

Yeah when I was a kid we had an extra "farmer...

Yeah when I was a kid we had an extra "farmer shower" in the basement of that house. Was just an exposed-pipes thing with a shower head and cold/hot knobs, with a long shower curtain around it (about...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,151
Posted By RatMudd

This is a good idea that I've thought about....

This is a good idea that I've thought about. Something not steel. They overdose the salt here in Iowa (the rust on year-2004 vehicles prove it). So something not as corrosive as steel would be ideal....
11-24-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RatMudd

Yes, I saw all the weird designs come and go...

Yes, I saw all the weird designs come and go through the 80's and 90's. Square tubing, raised chainstays (wtf), Delta V frames (which I had and loved at age 16, even with the raised chainstay, haha),...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 01:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By RatMudd

In my opinion, side blinkers should only be...

In my opinion, side blinkers should only be placed behind rider on rear triangle. Even that might distract rider. I can't understand how some riders use blinkers on front. That would drive me insane....
11-24-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RatMudd

Why No More Triangles On Diamond Frames?

I'm by no means an engineer so I must be missing something.

Why isn't there more triangles on diamond frames? For example, GT, BMC, Surly, etc, all use an extra triangle at the top-tube/seat-tube...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,151
Posted By RatMudd

I deep water all the indoor plants every 10 days...

I deep water all the indoor plants every 10 days in the shower and my girlfriend doesn't mind, yet. Maybe it's because she's never seen the mess before I spray it all down the drain, haha :)

The...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,151
Posted By RatMudd

Removeable shower head in bathtub. With high...

Removeable shower head in bathtub. With high pressure and a washcloth and Dawn dish soap. Maybe a nylon brush. Hot water heater set to high.
11-23-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By RatMudd

Seriously? Fashion over function? Anyways,...

Seriously? Fashion over function?

Anyways, a carbon fork will save weight. Both steel and carbon have their own feel. Researching via the internet is something to be done, plus the responses...
11-23-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By RatMudd

Writing this reply just so I can follow this...

Writing this reply just so I can follow this thread also. I'm also looking at the Gunnar Sport, versus a Surly Pacer and Cannondale aluminum Synapse, for long distance speed, with rack and fender...
Forum: Touring
11-22-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,110
Posted By RatMudd

I feel a chair is worth the weight penalty. Beats...

I feel a chair is worth the weight penalty. Beats sitting on a log or a little foldable stool. However, I have not shopped around for lightweight chairs so I can't give any advice but to bring a...
11-22-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,930
Posted By RatMudd

In my opinion, a full suspension lightweight mtn...

In my opinion, a full suspension lightweight mtn bike is the ultimate urban rocket. You may spend a couple more seconds on one between stops but, you can bomb through about any obstacle. Hit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,446
Posted By RatMudd

I actually like olive green, along with brown and...

I actually like olive green, along with brown and puke yellow. Surly's pick of colors is right up my alley. Ugly to calm my good looks, haha ;) Besides black or grey, all other colors are pretty...
Replies: 32
Views: 5,902
Posted By RatMudd

Yeah, the Brooks B17 Standard is a medium-width...

Yeah, the Brooks B17 Standard is a medium-width saddle. For a more upright riding position, a wider saddle is used. For a more aggressive lower riding position, the more narrow of a saddle. One inch...
Forum: Touring
11-21-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By RatMudd

Customer Service center is a good place, if the...

Customer Service center is a good place, if the store has one. When I have a loaded backpack, I give it to the clerks behind the Customer Service desk so I don't look like a shoplifter. I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By RatMudd

I'd go for the Black Inc because it's a...

I'd go for the Black Inc because it's a disc-capable frame (2015). The Ultegra is rim brakes (2015).
Forum: Touring
11-20-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By RatMudd

I usually stay up until sunrise when camping....

I usually stay up until sunrise when camping. This means I see the moon howlers when everybody else is sleeping. I don't remember many times I didn't see kids/teens or 20-something's snooping around...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,117
Posted By RatMudd

Here's my choices for the rear. All have a...

Here's my choices for the rear. All have a different purpose and size:


Ortlieb Travel-Biker:
View the Travel-Biker at http://www.ortliebusa.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,267
Posted By RatMudd

I tend to stay away from black as much as...

I tend to stay away from black as much as possible, due to attraction of light hence heating up the bars in the sun. No problem during cold months but sweaty hands is something I like to stay away...
Forum: Touring
11-17-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By RatMudd

Because of limited numbers of photos online. It's...

Because of limited numbers of photos online. It's such a goofy looking platform being 58cm 26in but yet I like it. I think it's just a rare size online -- I think there's more 60cm+ and -56cm than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,220
Posted By RatMudd

Isn't Strava only operable with Android and iOS?

Isn't Strava only operable with Android and iOS?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By RatMudd

Yes, you are correct. My bad. I edited post. ...

Yes, you are correct. My bad. I edited post.

Yeah, the benefits of 700c may very well be worth it having toe overlap. That's up to the owner. Me, I'm 6ft so I don't have to worry -- However, 15...
Forum: Touring
11-17-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By RatMudd

Because there's limited images online of 58cm 26"...

Because there's limited images online of 58cm 26" Truckers. Maybe 15 total that I've found. I'll post them eventually, with links.

Yeah, I recently discovered the Nitto Big racks and am seriously...
Forum: Touring
11-17-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By RatMudd

Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,173
Posted By RatMudd

Anything under about $1000, I'd get my money's...

Anything under about $1000, I'd get my money's worth at bikesdirect.com

Free shipping, usually, to boot.
11-15-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By RatMudd

Makes sense, especially when set at 40% humidity....

Makes sense, especially when set at 40% humidity. I think it finally got through my skull of no harm done.
Forum: Touring
11-15-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,141
Posted By RatMudd

No. I couldn't primitive camp by most rivers with...

No. I couldn't primitive camp by most rivers with that thing. For something like RAGBRAI or paved roads and wide open spaces (with no wind), sure, depending on its durability. Almost like hauling a...
11-14-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By RatMudd

No idea. That's why I'm asking. I'm no scientist...

No idea. That's why I'm asking. I'm no scientist by a long shot. Jack of all trades but, master of none.
:)
11-14-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,385
Posted By RatMudd

I have wondered this also. For those lucky...

I have wondered this also.

For those lucky enough to have taxi, train, bus, carpooling, etc, it would be very easy. But what about those that live in a suburb or smaller town away from the larger...
11-14-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By RatMudd

Storing Bikes near Dehumidifier

I was wondering how a dehumidifier would effect the lubes in a bike. Slowly dry it out more than normal?

I recently moved into a one story 3 bedroom (at ground level) typical ranch style house,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,968
Posted By RatMudd

According to Wikipedia, Ned "...is the current...

According to Wikipedia, Ned "...is the current captain of the Specialized Cross Country Team."


Ned Overend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Overend)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,968
Posted By RatMudd

If I'm correct, Ned Overend still designs for...

If I'm correct, Ned Overend still designs for Specialized. I wouldn't label him as an infant eating cannibalistic anus. He's as down to earth as they get.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,968
Posted By RatMudd

Rumor is, Cannondale won't have a single bike in...

Rumor is, Cannondale won't have a single bike in their 2016 lineup that doesn't have disc brakes. Not one. This means the Tour de France will have a little change in their bikes, yet again. We are in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,968
Posted By RatMudd

Dick is short for Richard because if you're Rich,...

Dick is short for Richard because if you're Rich, you're a Dick.
11-14-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,146
Posted By RatMudd

No offense to the fixed gear folks but, I can't...

No offense to the fixed gear folks but, I can't imagine getting the most use out of a mtn bike with only one cog in the rear. I do see why people get fixed gear though: easy to maintain, quiet,...
11-14-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,894
Posted By RatMudd

I don't think it matters. And I have a...

I don't think it matters. And I have a decorative, artist's, OCD eye. I've been shopping around for a leather seat and leather bar wrap and I personally would prefer them to match at a lighter brown...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,255
Posted By RatMudd

Yep, I definitely need to test ride these two...

Yep, I definitely need to test ride these two endurance bikes, among some other endurance roadies.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By RatMudd

Hmm, interesting to hear about the bike handling....

Hmm, interesting to hear about the bike handling. Were you riding at low air pressure? I'll be getting a Surly Moonlander next year and am very curious as what it will be like in all the winter...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-14, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,071
Posted By RatMudd

This is a Cannondale fanboy typing this, but...

This is a Cannondale fanboy typing this, but Cannondale CAAD frames are probably the most advanced aluminum frames in the world.

CAADX.
11-11-14, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,602
Posted By RatMudd

Have you tried silk liners?

Have you tried silk liners?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,896
Posted By RatMudd

Would I want to put the stock wheels back on, in...

Would I want to put the stock wheels back on, in the middle of corn and bean field Iowa, during 30-40 mph wind gusts, per say?
11-11-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By RatMudd

Bear traps with Power Grip straps.

Bear traps with Power Grip straps.
11-11-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,165
Posted By RatMudd

That plastic covered thing you consider a seat...

That plastic covered thing you consider a seat needs replaced with a hammock leather. I'd recommend a Rivet.
11-11-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,734
Posted By RatMudd

After my young childhood Big Box Store POS's, my...

After my young childhood Big Box Store POS's, my first "real" bikes started when I was 14 in the early 90's and had my first 5 within a couple years, bought myself with my paper route and detassling...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,896
Posted By RatMudd

That's an awesome story, man. I hope I'm pretty...

That's an awesome story, man. I hope I'm pretty fit at that age in about 25 years.

And, yeah, I haven't done much research yet on deep rims but I would assume a rear extreme deep wheel would only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,896
Posted By RatMudd

Edited original post. At the bottom about disc...

Edited original post. At the bottom about disc brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,896
Posted By RatMudd

75-90mm Deep Rear Rim In Crosswind

I'm thinking of putting a 75-90mm deep HED rim on the rear of a CAAD10, with a shallower HED up front. Does this extreme deepness in the rear effect much in a crosswind (riding more sideways or speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,477
Posted By RatMudd

Again, I haven't ridden either. Even being a...

Again, I haven't ridden either. Even being a future CAAD10 owner, I would go with a carbon frame if money was no object. We're talking about the best production carbon and aluminum road frames ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,477
Posted By RatMudd

I'm a CAAD10 fan but, if I had $9000, heck yeah...

I'm a CAAD10 fan but, if I had $9000, heck yeah I'd pick the hi mod Evo over CAAD10. What a dream to ride I bet:
SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Team - SUPERSIX EVO - ELITE ROAD - ROAD - BIKES - 2015...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,477
Posted By RatMudd

Thanks! I probably would've never caught that...

Thanks! I probably would've never caught that again. I copied and pasted from the draft in Notes in phone too much :) Darn iPhone 5 screen is too small, lol. Galaxy S5 next spring! :)
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