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08-03-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By d2create

Get a Brooks b17. Like a great pair of jeans,...

Get a Brooks b17.
Like a great pair of jeans, it goes it everything and is just as comfortable. I use them on all my bikes.
Cooper rivets if you want to classy it up a bit. :thumb:
08-02-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By d2create

I know but a parking lot ride is different than a...

I know but a parking lot ride is different than a day in the trails which isn't really going to be possible. :(

But let's pretend you were in my situation. You at least got a taste of the '16 in...
08-02-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By d2create

Stumpjumper FSR 2015 vs 2016

It seems like there has been some substantial design changes with the 2016 models which are in store now. But they still have some 15's which are on sale.
If I go brand new '16, the FSR Comp is...
01-11-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

OMG. So I ran out to bike barn and grabbed...

OMG.

So I ran out to bike barn and grabbed some new housing and cable, replaced it, adjusted and it shifts like a boss!
But the noise was still there!

Then i realized the speed of the sound...
01-11-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

Where do you get those? Any LBS or my local...

Where do you get those? Any LBS or my local Performance Bike? Or online only?

Listen to this... the good news is i won't have to replace the bar wrap (unless the cables are thicker) since I'm...
01-11-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

Ok, i think i got it! Thanks to suggestions...

Ok, i think i got it!
Thanks to suggestions above on duplicating force on the bike stand, it was rubbing my front derailleur after all.

But i found another problem. I'm having trouble with the...
01-11-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

LOL, yeah... and now that I have a Britax toddler...

LOL, yeah... and now that I have a Britax toddler seat mounted on the back, I had to switch to a double kickstand! ;)
01-11-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

Yup I agree. I'm familiar with there being some...

Yup I agree. I'm familiar with there being some flex. When off the bike, there seems to be plenty of space to allow for some flex. I had already tried adjusting for this and it didn't seem to help....
01-11-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

Oh one more thing! I swear I could feel the...

Oh one more thing!
I swear I could feel the noise in my feet ever so slightly. A rough vibration is being transferred. I'm using regular shoes with old-school clip style pedals.
And I don't believe...
01-11-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

Jeff, it is definitely new. Unfortunately my...

Jeff, it is definitely new.
Unfortunately my riding has nearly ceased over the last couple years and the bike has been delegated to rides with my toddler. Ahhh... life with kids. ;)
So it's become...
01-11-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By d2create

I'm stumped! Clickety Clack!

While pedaling my bike I've got a pretty constant clickety clack noise which I thought is the chain rubbing the front derailleur.
It only happens when i'm actually riding and pedaling, applying just...
05-29-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,188
Posted By d2create

FYI, i finally got a seat and i ended up going...

FYI, i finally got a seat and i ended up going with the Britax linked a few posts up.
http://www.amazon.com/Britax-USA-K051007-Child-Bike/dp/B006FS3BFM

We own their car child seats and know they...
04-23-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,188
Posted By d2create

Thanks, mel! Lots of great info. :)

Thanks, mel! Lots of great info. :)
04-22-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,188
Posted By d2create

Awesome! So there is hope. :) You wouldn't...

Awesome! So there is hope. :)

You wouldn't happen to have a pic of the mounting mechanism on the rack, would you? I'm just trying to get an idea of what these things are like.

How do you like...
04-21-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,188
Posted By d2create

Child seat that works with any standard bike rack?

I have a Rivendell with a Riv bike rack and I'm wondering if this rack can be used instead of the ones that come with the rear-mount child seats?
They have their own quick release systems that...
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By d2create

Another pic of the blue stick, and an additional...

Another pic of the blue stick, and an additional pic from the same ride. :)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6093/7037120927_5b3abca8e6_o.jpg
...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By d2create

Thanks! oh, and I installed the gray and...

Thanks!

oh, and I installed the gray and blue garmin 500 yesterday. Looks good. :thumb:
Forum: Recumbent
02-22-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By d2create

This is my re-intro into bents so for now I'm...

This is my re-intro into bents so for now I'm just gonna ride and feel it out for a bit.
I assume I'll probably look into some tires eventually, something more flat preventive. Maybe the adem...
Forum: Recumbent
02-22-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By d2create

Through LBS. Picked up on Saturday! Supposedly it...

Through LBS. Picked up on Saturday! Supposedly it was the last one Bacchetta had in stock.
Here it is in completely stock form.
Have yet to get in a ride other than literally around the block....
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By d2create

Lovely. I pick mine up this week. :) Feel free...

Lovely. I pick mine up this week. :)
Feel free to post more blue!
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By d2create

If you don't like the tight spandex look, get the...

If you don't like the tight spandex look, get the baggy shorts that have elastic leg bands underneath. HostellShoppe sells recumbent specific shorts.
12-25-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By d2create

Got it! It arrived last saturday via fedex. Over...

Got it! It arrived last saturday via fedex. Over 20 miles of crazy single track on it so far and loving every minute of it. The only thing I can tell right now that may need a little tweaking from...
12-10-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By d2create

Ya, i've almost done that a couple times......

Ya, i've almost done that a couple times... buying a bikesdirect bike and another frame, but never did.

But I've seen these bikes in person and to my (albeit amateur) eyes, I don't see anything...
12-09-10, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By d2create

Any current Fezzari owners?

I just ordered a full suspension Cascade Peak to replace my hardtail Rockhopper and was searching the forums here and the last post on anything Fezzari was like a year and a half ago. I researched...
12-09-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By d2create

Check out the wing nut packs ...

Check out the wing nut packs
http://www.wingnutgear.com/product_details.cfm?product_id=112
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 05:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,363
Posted By d2create

If getting hit by a car counts, yes. If you...

If getting hit by a car counts, yes.
If you mean crashing purely on my own, yes. On the road bike i've crashed a couple times by getting the front wheel caught in a gap in the road. The last time...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,696
Posted By d2create

I listen to music pretty much every time I ride...

I listen to music pretty much every time I ride unless I'm riding with someone else.
Both ears.
My ipod nano is in an arm sleeve just above the elbow, so yes, I do change the volume occasionally...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,650
Posted By d2create

I've had tubes "blow" on me before and it's...

I've had tubes "blow" on me before and it's usually user error.
Either the edge of the tire is pinching the tube when installed, or you need new rim tape or something.
And don't run at max pressure.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,227
Posted By d2create

Also add to that list good interior...

Also add to that list good interior organizational features like pockets for cell phone, keys, wallet, etc that are easy to access. Also maybe add a pocket meant specifically for a u-lock but mounted...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By d2create

Ya, what he said. ^^^ Even if you had to buy...

Ya, what he said. ^^^

Even if you had to buy the new parts retail and sell the new old parts on ebay, you'll most likely still come out ahead vs building up a frame with all brand new parts.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,650
Posted By d2create

sounds like a pinch flat to me.

sounds like a pinch flat to me.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,638
Posted By d2create

BWAHAHAHA!!!! :lol: I guess my $500+...

BWAHAHAHA!!!! :lol:
I guess my $500+ motorcycle helmet should be included gratis with my motorcycle purchase.
Especially since it's actually illegal to ride without one in many states.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-10, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By d2create

What I was thinking was the same as the gizmo...

What I was thinking was the same as the gizmo clamps above, but I was thinking a wine cork and zip tie (or hemp twine ;) )
Forum: Commuting
09-02-10, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By d2create

How is UPS considered "trouble"? An extra...

How is UPS considered "trouble"?
An extra benjamin and a few days time is more than worth it if it's the bike you want.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,613
Posted By d2create

This is the one you want. One-handed operation ...

This is the one you want.
One-handed operation
Keeps coffee hot for HOURS. No exaggeration.
Doesn't leak no matter how you toss it around.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,638
Posted By d2create

It's not black and white. It's not survive or...

It's not black and white. It's not survive or don't survive. It's get hurt the least. Whatever the force of the impact, of which i can never predict, wearing the helmet will (in more instances than...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,638
Posted By d2create

BWHAHAHAHA!!!! BAM! Best post in thread. :D

BWHAHAHAHA!!!! BAM! Best post in thread. :D
Forum: Commuting
08-31-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,638
Posted By d2create

Most people aren't getting literally run over....

Most people aren't getting literally run over. You get hit by said car, then you fall. It's the fall where the helmet helps.
I was t-boned by a mustang with enough force to total the bike I was...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,638
Posted By d2create

Although i agree with many of your points, and...

Although i agree with many of your points, and want to not feel the need to wear a helmet, when i'm walking down the streets that would normally commute on, i'd be walking on the sidewalk. Not...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,638
Posted By d2create

On my 12 mile commute, yes. If I decide to ride...

On my 12 mile commute, yes.
If I decide to ride down the street at lunch to grab a sammich, which is literally about 1 or 2 blocks long, no.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By d2create

Ya, pretty much every city is full of jerks like...

Ya, pretty much every city is full of jerks like that.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

Wow, someone woke up in the wrong side of the...

Wow, someone woke up in the wrong side of the bed! lol

It's all in fun, "sunnyflorida". I'm sorry you didn't like it, but it was not forced at all and probably the easiest thing to write since...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

Why are you beating on that poor horse's junk?

Why are you beating on that poor horse's junk?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

Dude. This is a family forum. :twitchy: :wtf:

Dude. This is a family forum. :twitchy: :wtf:
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By d2create

I'm with the OP on hating the synthetic stuff,...

I'm with the OP on hating the synthetic stuff, but what i want is wool since it wicks and breaths.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

Exactly. Can't strip forever. Well, we hope,...

Exactly. Can't strip forever. Well, we hope, anyway. lol


I tried to reference that in my "flexible and compact" comment.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

Yes! lol Sounds like a 3 way with the...

Yes! lol



Sounds like a 3 way with the wife. :D
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

Hey, occasionally it happens! :D

Hey, occasionally it happens! :D
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,624
Posted By d2create

The Stripper, The Mistress and The Wife

Wow, the things one thinks about on the commute. :rolleyes:
So I'm riding in this morning and the following analogies came to me.



The Road Race Bike: This is the Mistress of bikes. Hot, fast,...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,596
Posted By d2create

Since i ride motorcycles and own cases like that...

Since i ride motorcycles and own cases like that from Givi and Coolcase, I can tell you that they are heavy.
That would be a lot of weight up high... not such a good idea on a bicycle.
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