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12-03-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

REI or Sears gift certificates. Or, wool long...

REI or Sears gift certificates. Or, wool long undies.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15,354
Views: 11,329,729
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Dear god man! Tilt that light down!

Dear god man! Tilt that light down!
10-10-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

@Beeftech Seems cool. Sorta reminds me of TCB...

@Beeftech
Seems cool. Sorta reminds me of TCB Racks (http://www.tcbracks.com/pret-a-porteur/).
What would the retail cost be? Where would the struts attach to the rack and fork?
-Dylan
02-04-09, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Long bikes are awesome. Have you considered...

Long bikes are awesome. Have you considered putting an Xtracycle Freerad (http://www.xtracycle.com/home/hitchless-trailer/technical-specifications/) on your mtn bike? I've got one and I love it. I...
01-31-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I'm a fan of anything Surly makes. The shop I...

I'm a fan of anything Surly makes. The shop I work at sells a lot of BDs and they're all awesome.
I ride an older Cross-Check and I love it. It's on its fifth wildly different form right now. I got...
01-31-09, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

The rear end of the BD is identical to the...

The rear end of the BD is identical to the Xtracycle Freerad.
Here is a link to a pic of footsies on a BD (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2397671134_4c386a961f.jpg). The velcro bit I'm...
01-30-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

no it's not. I don't have a BD /w footsies in...

no it's not. I don't have a BD /w footsies in front of me to look at... when I install them it seems they need to angled up a little until the silver rod slides in all the way. then pivot down and...
01-30-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Do you ever see a weird bike and think, "weird,...

Do you ever see a weird bike and think, "weird, probably won't ever see one of those again?"
I thought that after seeing the first one. Then I saw a second one.

There's number three and four......
01-29-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,403
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Hmm. Was this at the '08 NAHMBS show? Or maybe...

Hmm. Was this at the '08 NAHMBS show? Or maybe the Oregon Handmade Bike Show? I seem to remember thinking the linkage was interesting.
More designs are always good.
You know how there were all...
01-16-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

On the Open Pro (and some others) they have those...

On the Open Pro (and some others) they have those super bling double eyelets. And when the wheel is tensioned I can't imagine any of the eyelets making noise. The double eyelets are meant to disperse...
12-14-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Great point. It almost seems to be a mission...

Great point. It almost seems to be a mission statement for Surly to make every part compatible...

@Chris: I don't know that I'd ever set up a Dummy with Dropbars, cantis, triple road crank, or...
11-28-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Ah, I see. I read a review of them in a magazine...

Ah, I see. I read a review of them in a magazine called.... well I guess I can't remember what the magazine was called but it's also a UK publication.
They definitely seem like a good buy. Do you...
11-27-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,430
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I can't think I've ever done this but there it...

I can't think I've ever done this but there it shouldn't be too hard.
As for cold setting the frame, IMO if it's steel it'll be fine.
As for the no turn washers, you can cut the tops off so...
11-27-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

http://www.bikebins.com/ These are more...

http://www.bikebins.com/

These are more expensive but waterproof. They say it's ideal for laptops and whatnot. Made in the UK. They have shoulder straps and can come off independently. What I...
11-26-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,741
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Man, this thread got off topic fast. I thought it...

Man, this thread got off topic fast. I thought it was about Xtracycle's prices, not who has what experience with Xtracycles....

I suppose forumers will be forumers...
11-18-08, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Looking at mine, my derailleur is well below the...

Looking at mine, my derailleur is well below the Freeloader bag. I'm surprised that this would happen. I could see this happening if you have your bags really saggy or tensioned improperly. Also, are...
11-15-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,741
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I would think the cost increase would be more...

I would think the cost increase would be more based on cost of materials and cost of transportation.
The cost of steel has gone up. As has the fuel to bring it back from Taiwan.
I dunno though,...
11-11-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,111
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I dig it. I'm a fan of Long Johns. I wish I had a...

I dig it. I'm a fan of Long Johns. I wish I had a a garage, and one of those to put in it.
10-19-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,088
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Can I ask you which one and how you like it? I'm...

Can I ask you which one and how you like it? I'm still half contemplating one.
10-19-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 64,026
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Hey, I've got a bike from there too. ...

Hey, I've got a bike from there too.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2956037385_75ccb00827.jpg?v=0

Mine's a Motobecane mixte.
10-19-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Motobecane Mixte Madness

Well, I guess it's not all that mad at all.... But I did get a new Motobecane Mixte and I was hoping for some help I.D.ing it.

Pics:
Frame side shot....
10-18-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,088
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

sheldon had a igh 9speed set up that way. most...

sheldon had a igh 9speed set up that way.
most bikes with coaster brakes don't also come with canti studs.
10-16-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,732
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I bought mine a little more than a year ago and...

I bought mine a little more than a year ago and mine says O C 7 underneath it....
Oh yeah, and it's a honey B.17 Special.
10-16-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,088
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Yeah they do! Worksman makes em, and they're just...

Yeah they do! Worksman makes em, and they're just as burly as Schwinn's. (They're made similarly to the fillet brazed Varsities.)
http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/indbikes.html...
10-16-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I say when your girlfriend, housemate, w/e starts...

I say when your girlfriend, housemate, w/e starts making them disappear and you don't notice; then you've got too many bikes, but more space. ;)

As for me, currently a Surly Crosscheck everyday...
10-14-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

http://www.bunchobikes.com/serialnumber2.htm ...

http://www.bunchobikes.com/serialnumber2.htm
That's where you can find the serial number info.
Yes, Schwinn contracted other people to make parts for them that were "Schwinn Approved"
Looks like...
10-13-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

48 spoked wheels are def. strong however, I would...

48 spoked wheels are def. strong however, I would think excessively strong in the form of an Xtracycle. Finding a 135 spacing rear hub to accept 48 spokes will be a little more expensive as will...
10-11-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

We have two in Portland. ...

We have two in Portland.
http://icycledelivery.com/
and
http://www.hungersquad.com/

They both do different parts of town. I haven't used either seeing as how I'm out of range for both. We'll...
10-10-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I'd start by making sure the seat binder bolt(s)...

I'd start by making sure the seat binder bolt(s) are tight. Those are the ones that hold the seat to the post. Make sure they're hecka tight. If that doesn't work a little bit of grease between any...
10-10-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

IME I've heard high pitched squeaking coming more...

IME I've heard high pitched squeaking coming more often from plastic parts rubbing together. And groaning/creaking from bearings, dry B.B.s and etc.
Do you have a seatbag brushing up against your...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

That's pretty awesome. Looks like a pillow on the...

That's pretty awesome. Looks like a pillow on the inside... What's the shell made out of? It looks like cordura.
10-02-08, 12:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/blouson.gif ...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/blouson.gif
This one was made by Bridgestone.
P.S. Apocaplops I want your shifters....
10-02-08, 12:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,090
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/2399030949_811...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/2399030949_811a9d6f30.jpg?v=0
I like nice flat top multi-plane forks. But that's just me. Something like this in that red. Mmmmhmmm...
Obviously without the...
10-01-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,048
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

He could probably switch to a standard freewheel...

He could probably switch to a standard freewheel in the back and use a fixed chain ring in the front. However, the reason most trials riders use FFWs is they have more engagement points inside the...
10-01-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I used a Park glueless patch once. Once! It...

I used a Park glueless patch once. Once! It lasted the rest of the ride and a month later, and then it was flat again. If you're going to patch your tire, do it correctly with vulcanizing glue. Which...
10-01-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Wow! This is incredible. I never thought I'd see...

Wow! This is incredible. I never thought I'd see another one of these for a long time, let alone about two weeks....
A customer came by the shop recently with one, he was looking for tires as his...
09-29-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Another good one was the all plastic bike. ...

Another good one was the all plastic bike.
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/plstbke.JPG
And the all plastic components.
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/plastprt.JPG
That's what I'm talking about....
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,356
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Super slick. I'm definitely a fan of your shifter...

Super slick. I'm definitely a fan of your shifter solution. If the knee interference becomes too much you could flip the shifter to the other side of the bar. But then it'd be further. And you...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

IMO I think you're spot on. I'm waiting for my...

IMO I think you're spot on. I'm waiting for my Wald 137 (the littler one) to show up. Throw your lunch, coffee thermos, digital camera with a pelican case, cell phone, wallet, pocket change,...
09-29-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Those pedals are heinous. Wonder why they don't...

Those pedals are heinous. Wonder why they don't make those anymore?:rolleyes:
Not to hijack your thread, but I've always thought these were extra ugly....
09-29-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,235
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

http://www.yellowjersey.org/LACHAPEL.JPG Is...

http://www.yellowjersey.org/LACHAPEL.JPG

Is this the pic? I got it off they Yellowjersey site.
http://www.yellowjersey.org/EASTMAN.HTML

As for your your search philgb; I'm on the same boat...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

FWIW I've got some friends that visit there any...

FWIW I've got some friends that visit there any chance they get to and love it. Non-sarcastically--aside from the hurricanes what's the weather like in the winter?
Forum: Commuting
09-28-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,970
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

I've only heard incredible things about...

I've only heard incredible things about Carradice, Arkel, Ortlieb, and Jandd bags. However, I've used Axiom bags and loved them. I have the "Stormgaurds," (I think.) They rock.
They're very similar...
09-28-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Ah, I didn't realize it was a full sized bike...

Ah, I didn't realize it was a full sized bike that folded. Seems pretty interesting.
09-28-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

That sorta sounds like a bad idea to me. Super...

That sorta sounds like a bad idea to me. Super small underbuilt wheels. Low bottom bracket. Folders usually have steep head tube angles giving it a twitchy ride. I dunno about this....
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

My dream wheelset (before the bike went away):...

My dream wheelset (before the bike went away): Surly track hubs laced to OPs. Alternating black and red alloy nipples. 2x rear, 1x front. DT db 2.0/1.8 spokes. That was a *****en' wheelset.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 10:56 AM
09-27-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

Also, the threaded eyelet is inside the fork...

Also, the threaded eyelet is inside the fork crown. If you pull the wheel out and look up into the bottom of the fork crown you might find something. It's sorta rare, but so is not having any fender...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

That's pretty cool. Everyone I work with rides to...

That's pretty cool. Everyone I work with rides to work. I do work at a bike shop though.....:D
09-23-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By Diggidy_Dylan

If you use a double you'll need a chain tensioner...

If you use a double you'll need a chain tensioner that can take up enough chain slack. The Rohloff and Paul Melvin both come to mind. An old worn out derailleur will also work if adjusted.

Also,...
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