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05-30-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By nice_marmot

Tour de Forts - 15, 35, 62, and 100-mile - Port Townsend, WA - June 5

The Tour de Forts is back again, bigger, and better than ever! This day-long event brings cyclists through a beautiful and historic section of the Olympic Peninsula.

Starting and ending at Fort...
Forum: Touring
05-31-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By nice_marmot

Here's a link to an album with a few pics of my...

Here's a link to an album with a few pics of my handiwork: http://imgur.com/a/vomfv. As you can see, it's not perfect, but it is a workable solution. The extender bars come very close to interfering...
Forum: Touring
05-29-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By nice_marmot

I've got the same question for my touring rig....

I've got the same question for my touring rig. It's maddening.

UPDATE: I just figured it out. I ended up screwing the curved end of the extension bars into my braze-ons. I had to use screws that...
Forum: Touring
05-26-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,711
Posted By nice_marmot

It's a really hard pick, because neither of them...

It's a really hard pick, because neither of them are particularly suited for loaded touring. They don't have eyelets for fenders up front, they may not have clearance for fenders, the aggressive...
05-22-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By nice_marmot

According to their website, they do. Check it...

According to their website, they do. Check it out: Bicycle Fitting Professionals at R+E Cycles (http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/fitting_prices.html)
05-18-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By nice_marmot

I just got a custom bike from R+E (!!!) last...

I just got a custom bike from R+E (!!!) last week. Their "NEXT-fit" system starts with inputting your measurements to a computer, setting up an adjustable stationary bike with the resulting...
05-07-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By nice_marmot

Cool Tour de Forts (Port Townsend, WA)

Registration is open (http://www.active.com/port-townsend-wa/cycling/races/tour-de-forts-2015?SREF=FBEvent&cmp=23-13) for the Tour de Forts, a charity ride scheduled for June 7 out of Port Townsend,...
04-06-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 742
Posted By nice_marmot

Tour de Forts (Port Townsend, WA)

Registration is open (http://www.active.com/port-townsend-wa/cycling/races/tour-de-forts-2015?SREF=FBEvent&cmp=23-13) for the Tour de Forts, a charity ride scheduled for June 7 out of Port Townsend,...
05-27-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By nice_marmot

Just upgrade your engine.

Just upgrade your engine.
04-07-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,556
Posted By nice_marmot

I have been riding a Redline Conquest Pro as my...

I have been riding a Redline Conquest Pro as my main commuter after minor disaster befell my hybrid. It's so zippy and fun to ride around my hilly city that I haven't really bothered to get my usual...
03-19-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By nice_marmot

Thanks all for the recommendations! I didn't know...

Thanks all for the recommendations! I didn't know about JRA; I'll check them out for sure.
03-17-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By nice_marmot

Best shop for major service in north Seattle?

My regular commuter/hauling bike got a bad case of chain-through-spokes awhile back, and I ended up relying on my CX wheels to commute (not a bad problem to have). I'm putting the commuter bike back...
Forum: Southeast
08-10-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By nice_marmot

Thanks for the suggestions. Tarwheel recommended...

Thanks for the suggestions. Tarwheel recommended Oak City Cycling, where I'll be headed later today.
08-10-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By nice_marmot

Carpooling for Seattle Cross Events?

Would anyone be interested in carpooling to some of the upcoming SCX and/or MFG races this season? I'm ZipCar-dependent, but I'd be happy to drive or contribute gasoline/snacks/beer.
Forum: Southeast
08-09-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By nice_marmot

Used bike shops in the Triangle area?

Does anyone know of a good LBS where I can pick up a used brake caliper somewhere in or near Raleigh, NC? I'm visiting my family in Raleigh today and tomorrow before I head to the Outer Banks on...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By nice_marmot

Seconded. I have delivered tons of punishment to...

Seconded. I have delivered tons of punishment to the Dew that I bought a few years back, which has put in service as my transportation method and grocery hauler. I only recently went for a lighter...
02-26-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By nice_marmot

I have PB SpeedEZ fenders on one bike, and I like...

I have PB SpeedEZ fenders on one bike, and I like 'em fine. They took some adjusting to keep clear of the wheels (I'm on 35s at the moment), and they still chatter now and then on bumps and cracked...
02-26-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By nice_marmot

Sounded delicious, though.

Sounded delicious, though.
Forum: Touring
02-16-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By nice_marmot

Pepper spray seems like a good idea.

Pepper spray seems like a good idea.
02-14-12, 02:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,387
Posted By nice_marmot

1. Bigger legs 2. Bigger lungs 3. Smaller...

1. Bigger legs
2. Bigger lungs
3. Smaller belly
4. Better technical skills
03-11-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By nice_marmot

I'm 6'3" with a 36 inseam, and I've been having...

I'm 6'3" with a 36 inseam, and I've been having similar issues. I borrowed a friend's 58cm Redline Conquest for a couple of races last year and it was fine, but I don't think I'd be comfortable doing...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,666
Posted By nice_marmot

Seconded. I switched to the Nashbar trekking bars...

Seconded. I switched to the Nashbar trekking bars a few months ago, and I love 'em. They're great for leverage when I'm out of the saddle, and it's easy to get forward on them in the wind. For longer...
03-07-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By nice_marmot

Ooops, yeah, they're on Union, not Madison.

Ooops, yeah, they're on Union, not Madison.
03-06-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By nice_marmot

You might check out 20/20 on Madison if you're...

You might check out 20/20 on Madison if you're thinking of going used. They have tons of used bikes of every sort. While I can't speak to their prices on bikes, repairs are reasonable, and they never...
03-01-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By nice_marmot

Thanks, folks! I was thinking about making a...

Thanks, folks! I was thinking about making a two-speed (36-46 or some such with a tensioner), which might save me some dollars in the components department.

Anyway, I'll keep all of this in mind...
03-01-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By nice_marmot

How much costlier is it to build a 'cross bike?

(please excuse the silly title.. obviously a bike without components would be cheaper, but more difficult to ride)

I'm attending a charity auction on Saturday, and I'm told some frames and forks...
02-27-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,678
Posted By nice_marmot

I hopped on the 9:35 and took off with the...

I hopped on the 9:35 and took off with the medium-paced folks. Like jazzy said, showers and sleet were pretty much it, but my sneakers and cheapo gloves were pretty wet by the end. Didn't really get...
12-23-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By nice_marmot

I'd be down for a ride on the 26th, if the...

I'd be down for a ride on the 26th, if the weather's good. I'd prefer enough zoom for fun, but a speed that's manageable for those of us who may have eaten a little too much the night before. I'm up...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,390
Posted By nice_marmot

I picked up a Mountain Hardwear balaclava at REI...

I picked up a Mountain Hardwear balaclava at REI a couple years back, and I love it (for skiing, anyway). It's some kind of spandex/fleece combo, so the inside is soft while the outside repels water....
11-26-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,988
Posted By nice_marmot

Seattle has made some significant strides in bike...

Seattle has made some significant strides in bike friendliness over the past couple years, adding a ton of new bike lanes, and recently putting bike boxes at busy intersections. We might also have a...
09-19-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By nice_marmot

Looking for a ride to Evergreen CX on Sept. 26th

I'm looking for a carpool to the Evergreen race on Sept. 26th. Offering coffee, snacks, and/or gas money as bribery. I live on Capitol Hill right near the Seattle University campus. Send me a PM...
09-15-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By nice_marmot

As far as used goes, if you can get down to...

As far as used goes, if you can get down to Columbia City, you should check out what Bike Works has in stock. They have a backlog of a few weeks right now if you're looking for them to overhaul an...
09-13-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By nice_marmot

Due to some schedule issues, my first race got...

Due to some schedule issues, my first race got pushed back... I'll be at Evergreen in Seattle on the 26th of this month. First race EVAR!!! I had a basic clinic today and frankly, I don't know how...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By nice_marmot

Like Robert, I try to extend the bike width...

Like Robert, I try to extend the bike width visually. I always keep a pannier on the left side of my rear rack, then stuff a rain jacket or sweatshirt inside to expand it a little. Where I live,...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,691
Posted By nice_marmot

Same here. I borrowed a friend's Ortliebs for a...

Same here. I borrowed a friend's Ortliebs for a long time until he started commuting to work again, and bought a pair of Axiom Typhoons to replace 'em. The mounting isn't as nice on Axiom's bags,...
09-07-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By nice_marmot

I'm in a similar boat, outfitting a Univega to...

I'm in a similar boat, outfitting a Univega to give CX a trial run this season. Upon a recommendation by someone at this forum, I just got a couple Schwalbe CX Comp 35mm tires for a little over $20...
08-29-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 494,871
Posted By nice_marmot

I was looking for an affordable ride to try...

I was looking for an affordable ride to try cyclocross this season, and I found a Univega Rover-ST at a nonprofit LBS here. The frame geometry is absolutely great for me -- I generally feel...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,574
Posted By nice_marmot

My preferred commuter metal is aluminum.

My preferred commuter metal is aluminum.
08-03-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By nice_marmot

Cycle U. Kick-Off Cross, Sept. 12th in WA - my...

Cycle U. Kick-Off Cross, Sept. 12th in WA - my first bike race ever!
07-29-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,975
Posted By nice_marmot

I just get a kick out of the fact that the...

I just get a kick out of the fact that the Stockholm was made in Vietnam and assembled in Canada.

Man, I'm feeling Hungary. I might go make myself a Turkey sandwich.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,060
Posted By nice_marmot

Ten years later, the hybrid still goes hiking on...

Ten years later, the hybrid still goes hiking on the weekends and is generally just concerned with having a good time, even though he's got a good-paying job he actually enjoys. Coincidentally, he...
07-28-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By nice_marmot

So long, Anchorage, and fare thee well!

I'm heading back home to Seattle soon after two months up in Anchorage, and I feel I've got to give the city a lot of credit. Commuting into downtown on a dedicated system of paths? No problem. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,423
Posted By nice_marmot

Reminds me of the springtime tourists in D.C. who...

Reminds me of the springtime tourists in D.C. who get all huffy when you ask them to stand on the right side of the Metro escalators so you can run down and catch your freakin' train home. Jerks. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By nice_marmot

Gotta say I love my Kona Comfort saddle for a 50...

Gotta say I love my Kona Comfort saddle for a 50 mile ride. Hits my sit bones in the right spots whether I'm forward or up, and it's never in the way.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 261,771
Posted By nice_marmot

Sorry, kid. I know you're straight up THUG LYFE...

Sorry, kid. I know you're straight up THUG LYFE and all, but when you walk in the middle of the MUP like you own it, I just don't feel the need to warn you that I'm passing on your right.
07-27-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,648
Posted By nice_marmot

Not borrowing as much. Yay academia.

Not borrowing as much. Yay academia.
07-26-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,818
Posted By nice_marmot

I've been up in Anchorage, AK for the past two...

I've been up in Anchorage, AK for the past two months. Sidewalk riding is not only legal, but more or less mandatory on busier streets. Drivers don't know how to react to bikes. Luckily, there is...
07-26-10, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,952
Posted By nice_marmot

I just got all excited, because I grew up in...

I just got all excited, because I grew up in Nashua and I had no idea that there was a bike trail of any significance there. Then I Googled it, and found out that the actual trail is in...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,950
Posted By nice_marmot

Excellent, excellent idea. Hadn't thought of it....

Excellent, excellent idea. Hadn't thought of it. Thanks for the tips, Mister Bus Driver!
Forum: Commuting
07-25-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By nice_marmot

As annoying as it is to hear a car thrumming...

As annoying as it is to hear a car thrumming behind you because the driver is too timid to pass -- even though your handlebars are inches away from the rear-view mirrors of parked cars -- I can...
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