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Forum: Commuting
05-06-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15,232
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Posted By hxzero

I've seen folks install grips in the near...

I've seen folks install grips in the near position (anything from Ourys to Ergons, whatever your preference is) and then wrap the rest in tape. The downside to that is that the widest part of the bar...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By hxzero

Looks like a bluetooth speaker, perhaps a Jawbone.

Looks like a bluetooth speaker, perhaps a Jawbone.
10-28-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,999
Posted By hxzero

I wonder if a maker has considered integrating a...

I wonder if a maker has considered integrating a "saddle" into the top tube for this exact reason?
10-28-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,704
Posted By hxzero

That bike's terrible. What size is it, like a 58,...

That bike's terrible. What size is it, like a 58, 59? My God, what a hassle. I can help you out, just send it my way and I'll make sure it gets disposed of :thumb:
10-26-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By hxzero

With that seat tube extension, it looks like it...

With that seat tube extension, it looks like it fits more like a 59 or 60 C-C frame, which is tall but not that far outside the realm of possibility for a 5'9" rider, particularly one who might have...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By hxzero

New stem, bar, flat bar levers, and cables will...

New stem, bar, flat bar levers, and cables will probably be cheaper than buying a new bike. If you had to switch out the shifters it would be slightly more expensive, but definitely not enough to add...
10-16-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,259
Posted By hxzero

This bike gives me feelings.

This bike gives me feelings.
10-13-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,966
Posted By hxzero

I think what I have is the '95 or '96 complete...

I think what I have is the '95 or '96 complete with some small upgrades. Still an "international" mutt, but rides great and I'm not a stickler for all-Italian...I have a soft spot for Japanese bikes...
09-22-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,259
Posted By hxzero

Too bad you're on the other side of the country!...

Too bad you're on the other side of the country! Just saw this one on my local CL: ^^^^^VINTAGE ROSS MOUNTIAN BIKE ALL ORIGINAL 1 OWNER SALE $500.^^^^^^...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By hxzero

I have a B-17 Imperial and I love it. Comfortable...

I have a B-17 Imperial and I love it. Comfortable right out of the box. I tweaked the tilt and fore-aft adjustment a bit and ended up with it a little bit more rearward than I expected, with a slight...
09-15-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,481
Posted By hxzero

For tires, check out the Resist Nomad in 700x35....

For tires, check out the Resist Nomad in 700x35. They're cheap, light, and surprisingly durable. I have them on my '92 Miyata Quickcross and through hundreds of miles of city riding haven't flatted...
09-09-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,644
Posted By hxzero

Wow, this thread got bumped from five years...

Wow, this thread got bumped from five years ago...I'm glad though, some gorgeous bikes in here.
09-08-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,577
Posted By hxzero

I love these threads! Almost as much as I love my...

I love these threads! Almost as much as I love my '91 QuickCross--it's the aluminum frame, but the fact that it won't rust from the ocean breezes near where I live is just fine by me. I plan to add...
08-21-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,434
Posted By hxzero

One more for a good shop--I live in Long Beach,...

One more for a good shop--I live in Long Beach, CA and was lucky to ride my goofy Miyata QuickCross into The Bicycle Stand on Broadway, where I was greeted by Evan, the very friendly shop owner. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By hxzero

Finally got some photos of my commuter, a '91...

Finally got some photos of my commuter, a '91 Miyata Quickcross. Got it for <$100 off Craigslist, and some parts bin swaps, new tires, and a tune up later, it's good to go. The tires are Resist Nomad...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,140
Posted By hxzero

Have you tried adjusting your handlebar angle or...

Have you tried adjusting your handlebar angle or stem height already?
Forum: Commuting
08-04-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By hxzero

Looks nice! It looks like the San Jose has rack...

Looks nice! It looks like the San Jose has rack braze-ons, any reasoning for choosing a beam-type seatpost rack over a standard one?
08-03-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By hxzero

Hey so that's you on Craigslist! I would totally...

Hey so that's you on Craigslist! I would totally buy the 620 from you this moment if I had the scratch for it.
08-02-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 100,446
Posted By hxzero

For real! I want an RB-T so bad.

For real! I want an RB-T so bad.
Forum: Touring
07-31-12, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By hxzero

Don't think about it too much. One of my buddies...

Don't think about it too much. One of my buddies rode, fully loaded, San Francisco to Los Angeles on an older Bianchi Campione D'Italia. Steep geometry, 28mm tires max, carbon fork. Still had the...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By hxzero

Also, what kickstand is that? My commuter doesn't...

Also, what kickstand is that? My commuter doesn't have a chainstay bridge, so I'm looking into something different.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By hxzero

Wow. That may have been slightly too many photos,...

Wow. That may have been slightly too many photos, but that Masi's one seriously useful-looking bike. What front rack is that?
05-02-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,248
Posted By hxzero

Shawn Bradley and his 80cm Trek, which was...

Shawn Bradley and his 80cm Trek, which was comically stolen from his house by a guy about 5'11" (but thankfully later found and returned). Why didn't they give him longer chainstays? I can't imagine...
04-19-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By hxzero

I'd convert it to 650B and ride it as a commuter.

I'd convert it to 650B and ride it as a commuter.
04-19-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 157,579
Posted By hxzero

After missing out on a 914 a few years back, I've...

After missing out on a 914 a few years back, I've always wanted a Miyata. Got one finally - a 56cm 1992 Quickcross in Evergreen. Gonna outfit it as a light tourer. I love the look of the bonded...
04-17-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,439
Posted By hxzero

Really nice. I've found that attaching the old...

Really nice. I've found that attaching the old chain to the front rails and underneath the top tube tends to look a little better, but if you don't have space under the saddle for that then obviously...
04-13-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,259
Posted By hxzero

Is anyone interested in a 1982 Diamondback Ridge...

Is anyone interested in a 1982 Diamondback Ridge Runner, 54cm, near Santa Barbara CA? I'd go get it but I just don't have the money right now. http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/2956086349.html
Forum: Commuting
04-13-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By hxzero

He knew the guy wouldn't get far with a fixed...

He knew the guy wouldn't get far with a fixed gear.
04-12-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By hxzero

I gotta take a pic of my sister's '76 Grand...

I gotta take a pic of my sister's '76 Grand Jubile, in cherry red/black. Gorgeous bike. I switched out the bars for VO Porteurs and it's a fantastic campus ride for her.
04-12-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By hxzero

I stared into the abyss and it stared right back....

I stared into the abyss and it stared right back. Then I threw some cash into it. Got some shorts and the panniers.
04-11-12, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,839
Posted By hxzero

My roommate has what I believe to be a '93 Apex...

My roommate has what I believe to be a '93 Apex with a non-tapered but curved fork.
04-10-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,439
Posted By hxzero

Hoss your bikes look absolutely fantastic. I'm...

Hoss your bikes look absolutely fantastic. I'm curious though, is it comfortable for you to brake from the drops? I don't think I would be comfortable with that bar angle, but to each his own.
04-10-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By hxzero

Where in the world do you find these gorgeous...

Where in the world do you find these gorgeous Schwinns?
04-10-12, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By hxzero

1. Fizik Microtex is shiny and perforated and...

1. Fizik Microtex is shiny and perforated and feels pretty good to my hands.

2. Panaracer Pasela Tourguards with tan sidewalls can generally be found in the $30-35 range I think.
04-09-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 100,446
Posted By hxzero

I imagine this is why they don't sell this...

I imagine this is why they don't sell this product anymore.

EDIT: I remember now! It's called the Hite-Rite: http://cyclescribe.blogspot.com/2011/01/hite-rite-outta-sight.html
04-09-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 100,446
Posted By hxzero

I think I've heard that once riding became more...

I think I've heard that once riding became more technical, QRs made it easier for folks to drop their saddles for rough sections where you'd want it out of the way. I don't remember what it's called,...
04-04-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By hxzero

I've worn those - they definitely are a casual...

I've worn those - they definitely are a casual shoe, not very stiff at all. Do you know of a shoemaker who does cycling-specific resole jobs?

I know Exustar makes a track shoe that looks pretty...
04-03-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,509
Posted By hxzero

I'm broke. Otherwise it would be a short phone...

I'm broke. Otherwise it would be a short phone call with my dad in orange county.
04-03-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By hxzero

Weren't these measured C-T for the serial? My...

Weren't these measured C-T for the serial? My "59" EL/OS measures more like a 57.
04-02-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By hxzero

The mother of my children is a half-Italian,...

The mother of my children is a half-Italian, half-Japanese supermodel, and sometimes even that isn't good enough for me.
04-02-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,634
Posted By hxzero

Like folks have said, as long as you're...

Like folks have said, as long as you're comfortable on it and love riding it, then it fits. I'm 5'11" and I've found my perfect size to be about a 58x57, but have ridden as small as 52cm and as big...
04-01-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,259
Posted By hxzero

That's a pretty cool crank. This'll look really...

That's a pretty cool crank. This'll look really cool cleaned up.
03-30-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,280
Posted By hxzero

I think that 57-61 cm bikes visually look the...

I think that 57-61 cm bikes visually look the most balanced with 700c or 27" wheels. If I had to pick an exact size I'd say 60. I ride a 57-58, so this may be a reflection of an insecurity with my...
03-28-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,247
Posted By hxzero

At the age of 5, my first bike was a Huffy "Blue...

At the age of 5, my first bike was a Huffy "Blue Lightning" or something to that effect. I remember going into Toys R' Us with my dad and riding it, training wheels and all, around the store. I had...
03-27-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 252,513
Posted By hxzero

This isn't a great photo of just the bike but...

This isn't a great photo of just the bike but this is me and my EL/OS taking a detour to More Mesa in Santa Barbara last week. Rode some hard dirt trails. Completely inappropriate use of a road bike,...
03-24-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,251
Posted By hxzero

Were these with cloth tape, or something else...

Were these with cloth tape, or something else entirely? I can maybe imagine using cellotape, and I've seen the two-tone fade wraps.
03-19-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By hxzero

Fizik bar gel might work, but you'd see it...

Fizik bar gel might work, but you'd see it underneath the tape. I once had it under cork tape. Bad idea - my bars looked like overstuffed sausages. Under cellotape it might be perfect though.
03-15-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By hxzero

That's a pretty cool ride. Is that guy using...

That's a pretty cool ride. Is that guy using trainer tires on the road, though?
03-13-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,393
Posted By hxzero

You don't see many Pugs from that era, some great...

You don't see many Pugs from that era, some great paintjobs. I'd add white handlebar tape and saddle, skinwall tires (getting it back to the catalog-fresh look), and ride the poop out of it.

Could...
03-13-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By hxzero

Sometimes I think about shifting and then realize...

Sometimes I think about shifting and then realize that I don't actually want to shift, or think, hypothetically, "what if I shifted right now"?

Hopefully they can get issues relating to those...
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