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Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Slice2

Sportful Hot Pack.

Sportful Hot Pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By Slice2

In addition to everything else mentioned, there...

In addition to everything else mentioned, there is a distinct 'top' and 'bottom' side to the black spring clip, due to a very slight ramp angle on the inner diameter of the clip. If you look...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,316
Posted By Slice2

Check out Reflexite tape. ...

Check out Reflexite tape. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se1OqJtNfuw

AFAIK, it's the same stuff you see on semi trailers & school busses.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 56,798
Posted By Slice2

Am I the only one who wants to know about this...

Am I the only one who wants to know about this crank arrangement??
Forum: Touring
09-20-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By Slice2

I went through both wheels to tighten & true up;...

I went through both wheels to tighten & true up; spoke tension out of the box was quite low. That's the first thing I'd do and you've got that covered. Next I'd put Kool Stop pads on.

I'm glad I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 619,080
Posted By Slice2

Gorgeous whip! Is that patent sticker under or...

Gorgeous whip! Is that patent sticker under or over the clear?
Forum: Touring
09-18-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,342
Posted By Slice2

I have dual PB Blaze mounted on my LHT's low...

I have dual PB Blaze mounted on my LHT's low rider eyelets on DIY mounts using a couple of parts from the irrigation & h/w aisles at Lowe's. I know I didn't spend more than $4 for everything and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 66,203
Posted By Slice2

Beauty of a bike; that's one HONKER of a stem -...

Beauty of a bike; that's one HONKER of a stem - what is that thing, 160??
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By Slice2

Yeah, because every friggin' wild dog will be...

Yeah, because every friggin' wild dog will be chasing you down the road. :roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Slice2

Yeah, I wasn't as much mad as I was wondering...

Yeah, I wasn't as much mad as I was wondering "Geez, what else'll get thrown at me tonight?".

I mean, when I see skateboarders or any teenagers for that matter, when I'm riding or driving, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Slice2

Black would be stylin', but go with yellow for...

Black would be stylin', but go with yellow for the real world.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Slice2

Bikema trumps double Carma. OP, you were right,...

Bikema trumps double Carma. OP, you were right, one moron deserves another.

I wonder what story they each floated to the parental units back home.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Slice2

Full Moon Tonight??

I see we're not due for one until September, but geez, I'da thought one was out tonight.

Commuting home around 10:00pm, I come up upon a dark stretch (no streetlights near) where there's a cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Slice2

I have the Topeak Aero Wedge size medium, with...

I have the Topeak Aero Wedge size medium, with the clip/saddle-clamp setup. It's tapered, plus I removed the seatpost strap entirely, so there is nothing to snag the shorts. Easy to remove for flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By Slice2

OK, I'll throw my $0.02 in: +1 on: 1. letting...

OK, I'll throw my $0.02 in:
+1 on:
1. letting the glue cure overnight; this is key in my book
2. replacing tubes on the road, patching at home
3. patching multiple tubes at once

After I have...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,512
Posted By Slice2

Is one of these the same as 'Reflexite'?

Is one of these the same as 'Reflexite'?
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,024
Posted By Slice2

You won't want to overload it; handling gets very...

You won't want to overload it; handling gets very sketchy.

Right now I've got a tube, levers, couple of hex keys, multi-tool, phone, bluetooth headset, wallet (in the interior zipped pocket),...
Forum: Touring
03-19-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,024
Posted By Slice2

I'll probably never use that feature, since my...

I'll probably never use that feature, since my intention was to keep that bag always with me.
Forum: Touring
03-19-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,024
Posted By Slice2

I've been running the Ortlieb Ultimate Plus size...

I've been running the Ortlieb Ultimate Plus size large on mine. Since it's been raining almost non-stop lately, I really appreciate the waterproof qualities of this bag. Good construction,...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,679
Posted By Slice2

CLEAR! Gimme those paddles!! OK, anyone...

CLEAR! Gimme those paddles!!

OK, anyone have any other DIY brainstorms for mounting a NYFU onto a rear rack since last April? Or will a Kryptonite or On Guard bracket fasten onto the rack tubing...
03-03-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,756
Posted By Slice2

Maybe not on that pack, but check this out:...

Maybe not on that pack, but check this out: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=surly+long+haul+trucker+reflexite&aq=f

A bit of Reflexite tape works wonders, IMO.
Forum: Touring
02-28-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Slice2

+1. I just got my LHT a few weeks back and went...

+1. I just got my LHT a few weeks back and went over the wheels to bring them up to proper tension - the spokes were reading quite low right out of the box.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,039
Posted By Slice2

OP - another possible angle - does your office...

OP - another possible angle - does your office allow people to bring their pets to work?
Forum: Touring
02-24-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,338,428
Posted By Slice2

Are those the Surly racks you've got there? How...

Are those the Surly racks you've got there? How do you like them?
Forum: Touring
02-14-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Slice2

LHT Completes now ship with uncut steerers. But...

LHT Completes now ship with uncut steerers. But most shops whack half of it off before putting 'em out for sale on the floor.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,932
Posted By Slice2

So as far as safety vests go, what does one look...

So as far as safety vests go, what does one look for?

What's with the 'Class' ratings - do these relate to level of reflectivity or something?

What specific characteristics do emergency...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 619,080
Posted By Slice2

Funny - looks like a Triumph to me...

Funny - looks like a Triumph to me...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Slice2

Wouldn't the TridenX be more comparable to the...

Wouldn't the TridenX be more comparable to the Trinewt?

I've been comparing these two for a while now, but no clear winner has emerged yet. Both seem to be good quality. Comments about the...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 24,128
Posted By Slice2

So THAT's what they carry around in those flasks?...

So THAT's what they carry around in those flasks? :roflmao2: I'd better get som'a that - my LHT should be in Friday.
Forum: Touring
01-31-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Slice2

The Champion Flyer is already on the way. ...

The Champion Flyer is already on the way. :thumb: I'll post my impressions once I've ridden it a bit.

Thanks Everybody - GREAT discussion!
Forum: Touring
01-30-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

Yes, that's them - thank you! I like the 2009...

Yes, that's them - thank you! I like the 2009 design updates. Too bad the new Green Peace green color would clash with the bike I have in mind, b/c I quite like it. :)


I'm thinking of...
01-30-09, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,586
Posted By Slice2

Maybe I'm dense - why won't the Pitlock work on...

Maybe I'm dense - why won't the Pitlock work on the Surly Constrictor?
Forum: Touring
01-30-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

For Packers, am I understanding that you can...

For Packers, am I understanding that you can completely stuff them to the top, barely get the upper drawstring shut, and yet still be able to 'clamp' additional bulky items (say rain gear, tripod, or...
Forum: Touring
01-29-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

Yup. Why is that?

Yup.



Why is that?
Forum: Touring
01-29-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By Slice2

jcm - Have you ever tried adding a flap on the...

jcm - Have you ever tried adding a flap on the leading edge of the front fender? I'm thinking that something long enough to direct the spray downward would do away with the 'atomization' concern,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,309
Posted By Slice2

Confucious say "Man with weak wrist must Cuff...

Confucious say "Man with weak wrist must Cuff more Monkey"
Forum: Touring
01-27-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Slice2

One additional question: Since I'll ride...

One additional question:

Since I'll ride this bike part of the time in street clothes, has anyone had problems with leather dye staining light-colored pants?
Forum: Touring
01-26-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Slice2

That settles it - you all have confirmed what I...

That settles it - you all have confirmed what I suspected...

I'm going sprung, baby! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
01-26-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Slice2

Thanks for all the great responses everyone! ...

Thanks for all the great responses everyone!

I'm still leaning towards the Flyer, probably the Special. Weight is not an issue on this bike - it's all about comfort & function. And when the bike...
Forum: Touring
01-26-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

Thanks so much for all the great responses. ...

Thanks so much for all the great responses.

I'm leaning towards the Packers in black and a large bag (which only comes in black, of course). I'm assuming no issues with the QL2 mounting system?...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Slice2

I'm curious what you specifically liked/disliked?...

I'm curious what you specifically liked/disliked? Did you notice any reduction in comfort over rough road with the B17?

And is there some additional comfort to the skived edge of the Specials? ...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

Because of the weight, or other consideration? ...

Because of the weight, or other consideration? I'm all ears.
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

I noticed the funky cable cross in front of your...

I noticed the funky cable cross in front of your headtube - looks more like electrical cord than shifter cable - is that problematic? And is that a Medium or Large bag?

Thanks for the responses...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Slice2

Brooks - To spring or not to spring?

Deciding on saddle for all-around transportation bike that will also be ridden long miles and camping/touring. I’m leaning towards a Champion Flyer, but some have told me that they’re too ‘springy’...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,378
Posted By Slice2

Ortlieb questions...

I’m finalizing decisions on a bike (LHT) that I’ll use mainly for transportation, running errands and getting groceries, as well as some camping & touring. I’ve decided on Ortlieb bags, and have...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,386
Posted By Slice2

Anybody tried the Tranz-X adjustable?...

Anybody tried the Tranz-X adjustable? http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/KI309A03-Tranz-X+Stay+Mount+Adjustable+Kickstand.aspx Do these kind of stands support the bike OK with no load on the...
01-21-09, 01:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,586
Posted By Slice2

Any update on these collars yet?

Any update on these collars yet?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-08, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Slice2

14 months, one flat (tiny glass shard). ...

14 months, one flat (tiny glass shard). Noticeably rougher ride than GP4000's, but they don't pick up all the road crap that tends to cut the tread.
Forum: Commuting
12-25-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,185
Posted By Slice2

I keep the spare beer at home.

I keep the spare beer at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,741
Posted By Slice2

Have you tried a good humidifier? I got a Venta...

Have you tried a good humidifier? I got a Venta Sonic VS207 www.venta-sonic.com/ and program it for 60% and cold vapor. Noticeable improvement around the house.
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