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Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,730
Posted By corter

I'm a professional leather smith, own 3 or 4...

I'm a professional leather smith, own 3 or 4 bikes with Brooks saddles, etc- Like others have said, it isn't the perfect saddle that you paid for. However, if it's going to cost you any more than $10...
01-19-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,045
Posted By corter

I just grabbed this little '76 Schwinn Pixie from...

I just grabbed this little '76 Schwinn Pixie from the thrift store. It's all original and seems to be lightly ridden/stored inside, even the tires are still good! Spent an hour cleaning and repacking...
07-16-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,851
Posted By corter

Thanks! It's just a raleigh, I got 2 of em....

Thanks! It's just a raleigh, I got 2 of em. Nothing super high end, but it fits, so I grabbed it
07-14-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,851
Posted By corter

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/4622682578_d6b...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/4622682578_d6bbe7ee89.jpg

my 65 year old mom, of all people, wanted a lavender, fixed gear cruiser. So I built her one, and convinced her single speed was the...
06-30-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By corter

http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/bags_and_rack...

http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/bags_and_racks

rivendel has a lot of good saddlebags for under $100 too, all waxed canvas and vintage looking
06-23-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By corter

I just bought a brooks pro, and I also happen to...

I just bought a brooks pro, and I also happen to be a leather smith. These are my thoughts:

Proofhide is nice because it not only contains oils, but waxes that protect the leather from water....
04-15-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 354,089
Posted By corter

Just read this! Tumbleweed houses, and most tiny...

Just read this! Tumbleweed houses, and most tiny houses, are built on trailers and actually under 400sq.ft. This way there are no codes, because it's not considered a permanent structure even if you...
04-15-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 354,089
Posted By corter

Treating someone with love and loving someone are...

Treating someone with love and loving someone are two very, very different things. What I'm getting from you here is that you're mixing the two? I guess I just don't understand being so focused on...
04-15-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 354,089
Posted By corter

My current life: Work for myself No credit...

My current life:

Work for myself
No credit cards
No car
One small student loan
2 Kittens
City priced rent, which is only because I love where I live and choose to be here. I could move to...
01-22-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,895
Posted By corter

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2371500163_a68...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2371500163_a681448b3d.jpg

i flipped this frameset for the price i paid for the whole bike, and kept the whole dura ace group for myself. Gave the saddle to a...
12-01-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,436
Posted By corter

rebuilt my bike for winter/next year, just...

rebuilt my bike for winter/next year, just regreased/cleaned things and sprayed some clear coat on the frame so the paint chips don't rust too bad. I also switched handlebars and brake levers, put on...
06-01-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By corter

I think you need to worry a bit less about...

I think you need to worry a bit less about specific numbers and more about what your body is telling you. I understand what you're going for- 3500 calories=lb of weight loss, yada yada. however by...
05-25-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,159
Posted By corter

i like cheerios with a couple bananas in em an...

i like cheerios with a couple bananas in em an hour or so before, a powerbar in the middle if it's around or over a 2 hour ride, and some sort of clean protein after. maybe chicken and a banana for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By corter

yea, i think they're around $2-300 and i just...

yea, i think they're around $2-300 and i just don't have it right now. that's what i'm saving for though, slowly but surely!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By corter

i've got one...a size 14 EEEE foot and can't find...

i've got one...a size 14 EEEE foot and can't find shoes that don't cost an arm and a leg :(

clips and straps for me. and keep saving i guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By corter

i had one go down my throat a couple days ago mid...

i had one go down my throat a couple days ago mid ride. it was a bee, but i coughed it up and it flew away. it hurt for a half hour or so i dont think it was a full on sting...don't they die once...
05-22-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 354,089
Posted By corter

I just graduated college, but i work for myself....

I just graduated college, but i work for myself. I've been reading through this thread for the first time as i've always thought myself to have a decently simple life, doing the whole "purge half...
05-22-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,224
Posted By corter

I'm a college kid, but there's nothing like...

I'm a college kid, but there's nothing like grabbing a couple water bottles, eating a big bowl of cereal, and sweating out a good hard 2 hour ride to kill a hangover at 3pm on a saturday or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,214,420
Posted By corter

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3514110046_75e...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3514110046_75e4518927.jpg

soul genesis 4130 58cm frame, bontrager carbon fork
record hubs to open pros and ergo shifters
brooks swift titanium
veloce...
05-04-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,018
Posted By corter

i tend to give a lot of first listens to stuff...

i tend to give a lot of first listens to stuff while im on my trainer and can focus on the music. the past couple weeks it's been bon iver, the newer ben kweller, and some cloud cult.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,988
Posted By corter

for what it's worth I'm 6'3" and ride a 57 and a...

for what it's worth I'm 6'3" and ride a 57 and a 58. I've got a 34" inseam, but a very very short torso so i just ride my bars a bit taller. it really does depend a lot on what you're comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By corter

nope. they're a great shop, i just got record...

nope. they're a great shop, i just got record levers from em last week.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,512
Posted By corter

I just use Tufo tape. much easier and quicker, no...

I just use Tufo tape. much easier and quicker, no glue involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By corter

i'm going 08 chorus 10sp. shifters...sorry....

i'm going 08 chorus 10sp. shifters...sorry. should have clarified.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By corter

i'm sort of in the same situation, and from...

i'm sort of in the same situation, and from research i've decided to go centaur with chorus shifters. I've heard a lot of people do this because the chorus shifters feel a lot better shifting wise, i...
02-13-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

sorry it's a phone picture, but heres my soma...

sorry it's a phone picture, but heres my soma right now. winter, utility, i dont know, i love it

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3276646827_aefebcea54.jpg
01-26-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,756
Posted By corter

i'm in boston. i have a local shop that will ship...

i'm in boston. i have a local shop that will ship bikes for under $50 via ups. in that respect, on my side at least, shipping isn't that big of an issue. however i can understand how it might be for...
01-26-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,756
Posted By corter

This might be a bit of a long shot, but I'm...

This might be a bit of a long shot, but I'm looking to trade this track bike for a decently equipped road bike. I know I won't get much in a modern sense, I don't know if anyone would be interested...
01-25-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,649
Posted By corter

Looking for a road bike in the 58-60cm range. ...

Looking for a road bike in the 58-60cm range.

I have this bike, components are as follows:

57cm bike island frame
new tange threaded headset
new sram chain
Sugino RD crankset/bb w. 48 tooth...
01-09-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

a tall glass and some clone tool...thanks!

a tall glass and some clone tool...thanks!
01-09-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3182387345_26d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3182387345_26d9acb74f.jpg
11-23-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By corter

i think it's called going on a bike ride. a lot...

i think it's called going on a bike ride. a lot of people on this forum do it.
11-20-08, 02:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,437
Posted By corter

2 pairs of samurais, 2 soaks each, 8 months each....

2 pairs of samurais, 2 soaks each, 8 months each. my honey saddle is still honey after around 25 miles/day every day. it's dark from the sun...but still honey. seems samurai's dont bleed too much. ...
10-26-08, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,032
Posted By corter

size 11.5 shoe usually = 53cm, but maybe 57. 55?...

size 11.5 shoe usually = 53cm, but maybe 57. 55? seriously, read like 5 pages of the thread, you'll figure it out .
10-08-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,563
Posted By corter

here's an idea: rotate your wheel weekly. 52 skid...

here's an idea: rotate your wheel weekly. 52 skid patches for free
Forum: Framebuilders
10-08-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By corter

next time just paint the whole thing white, let...

next time just paint the whole thing white, let dry, mask off the lugs and spray color. it'll make your tube color more vibrant and save a hell of a lot of time
09-29-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

do i see you parked at BU all the time? i take...

do i see you parked at BU all the time? i take that bridge over to the esplinade almost every day. super clean bike if it is yours man, i was just telling my friend the other day how it makes me want...
09-29-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,709
Posted By corter

i had a pulse, or a gtb...the nicer one. i bought...

i had a pulse, or a gtb...the nicer one. i bought it even though it was way too small, sold the frameset on ebay which paid for more than the whole bike. now i have a dura ace grouppo that i was kind...
09-28-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2896717401_5a9...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2896717401_5a96005660.jpg

just found this picture of my bike while scanning, it doesn't really look like that anymore but still, nice picture i think
09-24-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By corter

i loved the ride quality when i rode mine,...

i loved the ride quality when i rode mine, however i spent a lot of money replacing them way too much. I don't even really skid that much either.

it's very true, the cheapest tubular is as...
09-23-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,116
Posted By corter

i like double fiber whole wheat bread, with low...

i like double fiber whole wheat bread, with low fat peanut butter. and chicken breast sandwich's with lettuce and mustard. some fish, ground turkey, a little red meat, lots of apples, grapes and...
09-23-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By corter

diet soda, i lost my first 40 lbs basically just...

diet soda, i lost my first 40 lbs basically just switching to that and stopping dessert 5 nights a week :)


oh, and i'll probably be hovering around 200 my whole life also. i've been atound 195...
09-18-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,032
Posted By corter

i'm not sure what the bars are, they came off a...

i'm not sure what the bars are, they came off a mountain bike and were tall enough to balance out the drop stem (made the bike with spare parts, had to use what i could get).

and yes, it's a...
09-18-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 280,666
Posted By corter

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/838149532.htm...

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/838149532.html

pista concept for trade...

"it has a dent, but other than that it's perfect!!!"

ugh...
09-18-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,032
Posted By corter

thanks! i need some zip ties or something. it...

thanks! i need some zip ties or something. it works for now though, i might sew my tt protector back on too
09-17-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,032
Posted By corter

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2866598227_8d4...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2866598227_8d45045070_o.jpg
09-17-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2866598227_8d4...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2866598227_8d45045070_o.jpg

here's my single speed with spare parts mostly
09-17-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

the lever sticks out 3" from my stem to the...

the lever sticks out 3" from my stem to the right, just like any other leaver. i got so sick of you blowing everything out or proportion i just went and measured, calm the hell down. no one's going...
09-16-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

you understand you're arguing a brake on a track...

you understand you're arguing a brake on a track bike, right? so you can forget using "proper" at all.

there is absolutely nothing wrong about the way my lever is set up unless you're talking...
09-16-08, 12:19 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,147,216
Posted By corter

you honestly think i can't stop? i don't get it,...

you honestly think i can't stop? i don't get it, really i don't. i don't like skidding because i can't afford to change out tires every month, and i ride in a packed city all day long, i promise you...
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