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12-05-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bruzer

As a fellow Minnesotan I have had this same...

As a fellow Minnesotan I have had this same question. For me the question was: Should I bring my commuter bike indoors with me when I went to work or leave it outside in the snow?

Not sure I ever...
12-04-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,748
Posted By Bruzer

I had the same reasoning and tried using my...

I had the same reasoning and tried using my cyclocross bike as a winter bike. I added fenders and the bike already had disc brakes. I picked up a set of studded 700x35mm tires which were very...
12-04-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 38,567
Posted By Bruzer

So that Retrospec bike looks like a good deal....

So that Retrospec bike looks like a good deal. The bikes are not the same so comparing the two is an effort in futility. The SLR2 has rack mounts. This Retrospec does not. You may be able to get ...
12-24-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By Bruzer

I do not have the woodchippers but I do have a...

I do not have the woodchippers but I do have a flared out drop bar made by Masi. I use the bar mits and they work great! I have Ultegra brake lever shifters.

You might have to play around with...
08-27-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 38,567
Posted By Bruzer

I agree with Wanderer! 32 spokes are not enough...

I agree with Wanderer! 32 spokes are not enough for us heavy guys and are not good enough for loaded touring. I broke a spoke on a 32 spoke wheel when doing loaded tour _miles_ away from any city. ...
08-25-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bruzer

I get similar speed spikes on my Garmin 1000 and...

I get similar speed spikes on my Garmin 1000 and think it is _because_ of the sensor. There are trips where I will top out at over 46 or 50 mph, and I am good, but not that good! I keep the 1000...
08-10-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bruzer

1. Measuring your sit bones will tell you exactly...

1. Measuring your sit bones will tell you exactly how wide of a saddle you will have. That is only valuable if the saddle you are interested in comes in different widths. It is a good idea to...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bruzer

Your plans seem sound. I have built up the black...

Your plans seem sound. I have built up the black Nashbar cyclocross frame for commuting that is still working pretty well. Building cost more than buying used for me. I already had the wheels too...
01-05-15, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,733
Posted By Bruzer

I don't have a fat bike, but I am interested in...

I don't have a fat bike, but I am interested in this question too. I did the first two trail rides of the year on my 29er mountain bike with 2.3 inch tires aired way down. I was able to ride the...
01-04-15, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Bruzer

Banzi, Your starting points appear...

Banzi,

Your starting points appear reasonable. I don't know if the alfine 8 system will work with drop bar shifters, but I get that internal gearing would be nice.

Between the wolverine and...
Forum: Touring
10-27-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Bruzer

Thank you for posting these links! I have the...

Thank you for posting these links! I have the Nashbar cyclocross aluminium frame with the disc brake tabs. The cyclocross frame is a very capable tourer. This bike is a transformer for me. I set...
Forum: Touring
09-30-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Bruzer

Thank you for posting that video of your awesome...

Thank you for posting that video of your awesome setup! I have often wondered how charging off of a dynamo hub works and I am impressed with your system.

The systems that you built by hand look...
05-20-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Bruzer

One of the hardest things I have seen my friends...

One of the hardest things I have seen my friends do is use a helmet after a crash. Even if money is tight buy a new one afterward. How much is your head worth?

As for cleaning it. I also rinse it...
10-26-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,282
Posted By Bruzer

I hate to reply to my own thread but I was able...

I hate to reply to my own thread but I was able to find some news articles after I posted. One report was dated July 5 2012.
...
10-26-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,282
Posted By Bruzer

When did the cyclists admit to doping?

I have been reading about the Lance Armstrong news and all these cyclists who admitted doping and implicated Lance.

BEFORE the 2012 Tour de France a Dutch news organization broke a story that...
08-13-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,788
Posted By Bruzer

From the Olympic web site: [/FONT][/COLOR] ...

From the Olympic web site:

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The course looked fun to me. Looked great to optimize viewing areas and TV coverage, also the wide gravel paths would let a large group funnel down...
04-08-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,651
Posted By Bruzer

Good idea

I wanted to thank the OP (Balexander) for posting this thread about the DIY panniers. The DIY panniers is a really good idea and the OP provided all the information needed to do something similar. ...
01-04-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bruzer

I saw a Moots frame with a YBB at a cyclocross...

I saw a Moots frame with a YBB at a cyclocross race in 2011, so it has been done. You can do it if you have the cash to buy one of their bikes or frames. I hear Moots make a nice bike, but I have...
01-04-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,458
Posted By Bruzer

I also have the BB7 road version with Ultegra STI...

I also have the BB7 road version with Ultegra STI levers on my cyclocross bike. I used the cheapest cables that I could find and they work fine. I find the hardest part about mechanical brakes is...
12-15-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bruzer

Not according to the Chris King company...

Not according to the Chris King company (http://chrisking.com/files/pdfs/Int20HeadsetsExplained.pdf). See the Appendix on page 6.

I read the whole article and yeah I can see their point. I do not...
12-11-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Bruzer

Actually working your crankarm in this way may...

Actually working your crankarm in this way may have damaged your square taper too. I know someone who rode until his arm fell off and it was never the same. He even tried lock-tighting the screw in...
12-02-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Bruzer

I would highly recommend an old inner tube...

I would highly recommend an old inner tube (recycle punctured ones) wrapped over the foam.

I used an inner tube wrapped bars for most of this season and it was very grippy even when wet. It was...
Forum: Touring
12-01-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,033
Posted By Bruzer

Apgar campground at Glacier National Park.

Apgar campground at Glacier National Park.
Forum: Touring
11-27-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bruzer

My fork has 2 sets of eyelets in front and behind...

My fork has 2 sets of eyelets in front and behind the axle. I searched for a front rack and settled on an inexpensive Bontrager Basic rear rack...
11-27-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Bruzer

One of the main reason for me going with my ti...

One of the main reason for me going with my ti mountain bike was durability. I managed to tear the down tube while doing some hard riding in Colorado. The company took the frame back and fixed the...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,102
Posted By Bruzer

I built up a Nashbar cyclocross frame from parts...

I built up a Nashbar cyclocross frame from parts first for cyclocross and then for touring. The part bike worked great and the frame handled the load very well.

The mistake I made was skimping...
10-28-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bruzer

What to bring to a cyclocross race?

I am planning to do my first cross race and I am wondering what I need to bring besides the bike, shoes, helmet, and myself.

I am guessing a change of clothes in in order for after the race.

Do...
10-21-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Bruzer

Hi Bethany, Thank you for posting this...

Hi Bethany,

Thank you for posting this picture. I talked to a guy at a bike swap - who was selling cloth tape - about doing some kind of pattern on the handlebar with two different tape colors. ...
09-17-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,619
Posted By Bruzer

My suggestion is not a classic or vintage bike...

My suggestion is not a classic or vintage bike but that does not seem to bother the guys who are posting motorcycle pictures.

The Handsome Speedy Devil has a patriotic version:
...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bruzer

You are correct but I believe the disc rotors are...

You are correct but I believe the disc rotors are designed to handle much higher heat. The composition of disk brake pads is very different than the rubber pads for cantilevers. The rotor is only...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bruzer

I do not discount your experience, but I found...

I do not discount your experience, but I found the opposite of what you stated.

I just completed a tour where a friend and I had 12 miles of downhill at 6% grade. We were both fully loaded and...
07-24-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Bruzer

The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) is a great week...

The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) is a great week long (300 mile) ride for the MS Society. There are no "mountains" in Minnesota but the state has lots of corn and lakes to look at. The only problem...
Forum: Touring
07-13-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,632
Posted By Bruzer

Please stop

OK you guys need to stop and delete this thread immediately. Both my touring partners read bikeforums and two things are going to happen. They are going to be looking out for all these tricks and...
07-12-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By Bruzer

Scott made a very good point. Helmets are not...

Scott made a very good point. Helmets are not made to prevent concussions but to reduce brain injury. I found the following statement on the Bicycle Helmet's Safety web site...
07-12-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By Bruzer

Are the professional's helmets protecting well enough?

Has the quest for light helmets created unsafe helmets? Team Radio Shack alone has had 2 riders Jani Brajkovic and Chris Horner out with apparent concussions. Tom Boonen had to abandon...
Forum: Touring
06-10-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Bruzer

middle of August. They should have the roads...

middle of August. They should have the roads plowed by then, just worried about the damage.
Forum: Touring
06-09-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Bruzer

Thanks for sharing the picture

That is an impressive reminder of the cold winter we had! Although I understand they are on track, I am surprised after having 100+ degree days in the midwest that there can be that much snow left....
05-16-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bruzer

Lynskey Performance has a CX frame called the...

Lynskey Performance has a CX frame called the Cooper, but you can not even get the frame for $1500. http://www.lynskeyperformance.com/a/pages/frames-products/cyclocross/cooper-cx.php

Habanero...
Forum: Touring
05-13-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,601
Posted By Bruzer

Thanks for the link to the older thread. I did...

Thanks for the link to the older thread. I did try searching on this topic before I posted, but the phrase "use rear rack on front" got a lot of unrelated hits in the touring forum alone.

This...
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,601
Posted By Bruzer

Thanks for the responses! My fork does not have...

Thanks for the responses! My fork does not have the mid level screw holes for the blackburn rack.

Here is a picture of my fork. http://www.interlocracing.com/ird_cxdisc_fork.jpg

As you can...
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,601
Posted By Bruzer

Using a rear rack in the front?

In my search for a front rack I have been considering using a rear rack in the front. I ran across an example of this on the Rivendell Bicycle Works web site...
05-11-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 32,717
Posted By Bruzer

It should be noted that this bike...

It should be noted that this bike (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_511747_-1_202650_10000_202339) uses a different cyclocross frame. The cable routing is much different, and the...
Forum: Touring
05-09-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Bruzer

Thanks for the tip! I have been toying with the...

Thanks for the tip! I have been toying with the idea of doing this very mod and was surprised to find "cyanogenmod" on a bicycle forum. I have a Droid X and it is not listed on the supported...
05-09-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 32,717
Posted By Bruzer

Road triples work just fine

I just converted the Nashbar X frame to use an FSA Gossamer road triple crankset 53/39/30 and I wanted to let everyone know that works just fine. Megaexo bottom bracket and Ultegra triple derailleur...
03-07-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Bruzer

I was for the radio ban and I thought the...

I was for the radio ban and I thought the organizers had very good reasons to ban the radios. I even knew that most of the cyclists were against the ban.

Jens has changed my mind. Not because he...
03-07-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Bruzer

I would be interested in attending or...

I would be interested in attending or participating in an event like you described.

Your post reminded me of the indoor racing they did over 100 miles from where I live, so it is distance...
02-26-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By Bruzer

Yes this ^. I have used the Tiagra shifters,...

Yes this ^.

I have used the Tiagra shifters, they work but they are not as good as the 105s.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,727
Posted By Bruzer

I had some recent warranty issues with my...

I had some recent warranty issues with my litespeed. Never will buy from them again. A good warranty is now something I will consider before a purchase. If you go new ask or read about the...
12-28-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,963
Posted By Bruzer

Some great information here. Thanks for all the...

Some great information here. Thanks for all the responses! Here are the pictures that got me thinking about this question.

http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=435366&d=1235582906...
12-28-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,963
Posted By Bruzer

Control both brakes with one lever?

I just saw a picture of a bike with one brake lever and apparently two disc brakes. I have seen bikes with two brake levers (cyclocross), but I have never seen two brakes controlled by one lever.
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