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10-10-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By A~Bomb

That's an old picture, I've replaced the stock...

That's an old picture, I've replaced the stock clips & straps with All City clips and Wabi double straps. I'll probably go clipless when those new DZR shoes come out. I'm considering a new wheelset...
10-10-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By A~Bomb

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09-22-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By A~Bomb

I would have bought those instead of the Wabi's...

I would have bought those instead of the Wabi's had they been available at the time. If I don't go clipless, I might have to get those, especially since they would go so well with my white All-City...
09-21-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By A~Bomb

I've had the Wabi straps for nine months. When...

I've had the Wabi straps for nine months. When you get them, they smell terrible, and the leather dye WILL rub off onto your shoes (annoying since I wear white Sambas). They've held up pretty well,...
07-15-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By A~Bomb

The only gripe I have is that I keep a lot of...

The only gripe I have is that I keep a lot of little stuff in the front compartment, and sometimes you have to start digging for things. Other than that, I really like the bag.
07-15-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,012
Posted By A~Bomb

Evo mini around the seat tube.

Evo mini around the seat tube.
07-15-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By A~Bomb

I have the medium Hemlock, and it's a big mother....

I have the medium Hemlock, and it's a big mother. I've carried some heavy loads including my laptop and several big-ass engineering textbooks. As for the waterproofing, I've walked through some...
05-24-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,816
Posted By A~Bomb

I have the Hemlock in brown, medium size. For...

I have the Hemlock in brown, medium size. For those of you who are concerned about its lack of sternum straps, I've never wished I had them. The straps are well designed and it really stays on your...
05-23-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,921
Posted By A~Bomb

I've got one, and I agree with everything already...

I've got one, and I agree with everything already said. The thing is incredibly secure, you'd need power tools to break through the chain, and even then it would take a while. On the downside, the...
12-13-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By A~Bomb

Yep. I wanted to switch to double straps because...

Yep. I wanted to switch to double straps because they look a lot more comfortable, and I don't mind the plastic clips I have now, so I figured I'd just jump up to plastic 4 gate ones.
12-12-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By A~Bomb

They look like they're made by the same...

They look like they're made by the same manufacturer and just rebranded. I know Soma stuff can be hit and miss.
12-12-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By A~Bomb

Who Makes Quad Gate Clips?

I'm looking for some quad gate clips to go with a set of Wabi double straps. I wanted to get the All-City nylon ones, but they're sold out everywhere. I'd prefer nylon/plastic, but if there are any...
11-11-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By A~Bomb

Duplicolor makes touch up paint in a zillion...

Duplicolor makes touch up paint in a zillion different colors, and they come with a brush and a pen applicator. Pretty cheap too.
11-02-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,246
Posted By A~Bomb

That looks nice, but it might be too small. The...

That looks nice, but it might be too small. The bag I have now is 2000 cubic inches (33 liters). The Timbuk2 Hemlock looks like a solid choice. Brandonspeck, is there a lot of organizational stuff...
11-02-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,246
Posted By A~Bomb

I like the idea of a roll top bag. It seems like...

I like the idea of a roll top bag. It seems like with a messenger bag water can still find its way in around the edges of the flap. Are there any other roll top bags I should check out?
11-02-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,246
Posted By A~Bomb

Yeah, good idea. I don't want some ghetto setup,...

Yeah, good idea. I don't want some ghetto setup, I want an actual waterproof bag.
11-02-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,037
Posted By A~Bomb

Have you received them yet? All this talk of...

Have you received them yet? All this talk of double straps makes me want to try them out.
11-02-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,246
Posted By A~Bomb

Good Waterproof Bags

I'm looking to get a waterproof bag to replace my North Face Heckler, which leaks like a sieve. I'd prefer a backpack, but I'm open to messenger bags too if they work better. I've already looked at...
11-01-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,708
Posted By A~Bomb

+1, I bet nylon straps are more than adequate for...

+1, I bet nylon straps are more than adequate for most of the people here. If you want to spend more on leather straps, go right ahead. It's just like buying a $200 guitar versus a $2000 guitar. They...
11-01-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,708
Posted By A~Bomb

I guess my real question was whether you need a...

I guess my real question was whether you need a doubler or not. I assume if you're using quad gate clips then you don't need a doubler.
11-01-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,708
Posted By A~Bomb

Cool, thanks. Not to hijack the thread, but can...

Cool, thanks. Not to hijack the thread, but can you just use two sets of singles with these or do you need actual double straps?
11-01-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,708
Posted By A~Bomb

I might try that. I don't feel like dropping big...

I might try that. I don't feel like dropping big bucks on leather straps when nylon would be more than enough for how I ride. Does anyone make quad-gate nylon clips?
11-01-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,708
Posted By A~Bomb

What about nylon double straps? I know they're...

What about nylon double straps? I know they're not as fancy as leather, but you don't have to worry about stretching or any of that.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By A~Bomb

I've been looking at those, very nice. I...

I've been looking at those, very nice. I definitely don't want something cheap. With stuff like this, you always get what you pay for. I don't mind spending a little more if it means getting...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By A~Bomb

Good point. I don't wear a helmet on my ride (I...

Good point. I don't wear a helmet on my ride (I bike to class), so a huge hood might not be a good thing.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By A~Bomb

I ride a fixed gear with a fairly aggressive...

I ride a fixed gear with a fairly aggressive riding position, which is why I've been looking for one that is cycling-specific (longer sleeves, longer cut on the back etc).
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By A~Bomb

Good Hooded Rain Jacket?

I've noticed that most cycling rain jackets don't have hoods, which doesn't make much sense to me. I have a short commute, but since the weather is going to start getting crappy, I'd like to have a...
10-13-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,424
Posted By A~Bomb

The saddle on my bike now is made by Velo. It's a...

The saddle on my bike now is made by Velo. It's a good quality saddle, but I just want one that looks better and is reasonably comfortable. It does get style points for having a bottle opener on the...
10-12-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,424
Posted By A~Bomb

Thanks for the links Scrodzilla, I'll keep an eye...

Thanks for the links Scrodzilla, I'll keep an eye on ebay for one. I'd still like to know if anyone has any experience with the Somas.
10-12-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,424
Posted By A~Bomb

How is the quality on the Soma saddle? I'm not...

How is the quality on the Soma saddle? I'm not going to destroy the thing, i only ride about 30 miles a week.
10-12-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,424
Posted By A~Bomb

White Turbo Reissue?

I'm thinking about getting a new saddle for my Lager, I'm starting to get sick of the checkerboard pattern. Is the Selle Italia Turbo reissue available in white yet? I'm also up for any other white...
10-12-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,199
Posted By A~Bomb

I don't see any point in going any shorter than...

I don't see any point in going any shorter than the width of 2 full grips + the stem.
10-12-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,979
Posted By A~Bomb

I have a white saddle on my bike and it's...

I have a white saddle on my bike and it's starting to turn blue. The magic eraser is a good idea, but I don't think you can permanently prevent it.
09-25-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,407
Posted By A~Bomb

Looks good, I went for the white instead of the...

Looks good, I went for the white instead of the red. I'm thinking about replacing my saddle too, although I do like the fact that it has a bottle opener built in.
09-24-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,407
Posted By A~Bomb

I think the R500's are a little better than the...

I think the R500's are a little better than the Weinmann's, but that might be splitting hairs. Also, I think the crankset on the Lager is a little better. I don't know if this is important to you,...
09-24-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,407
Posted By A~Bomb

The R500's aren't the lightest wheels around, but...

The R500's aren't the lightest wheels around, but they're not garbage either. My bike is 20 lbs with the rear brake removed, FWIW.
09-24-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,407
Posted By A~Bomb

Wrong. I just picked up a 52 cm Lager and it's...

Wrong. I just picked up a 52 cm Lager and it's definitely a solid bike. Don't put it in the same category as the Draft and the Draft Lite, those bikes are bogus. Those bikes have Hi-Ten frames, and...
09-22-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By A~Bomb

You're right, my bad. I thought it was a...

You're right, my bad. I thought it was a Cannondale track because of the dropouts and the thick downtube.
09-21-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By A~Bomb

Yeah, you guys are right. It's not like anyone's...

Yeah, you guys are right. It's not like anyone's going to notice anyway.
09-21-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By A~Bomb

Too bad he's covering up a nice Cannondale frame.

Too bad he's covering up a nice Cannondale frame.
09-21-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By A~Bomb

Just found these thingies: ...

Just found these thingies:

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1451

Not sure if it would be worth the hassle, though.
09-17-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By A~Bomb

Track end paint protection?

I know this is being a little compulsive, but is there any way to keep the paint from getting trashed from the axle nuts on the track ends? I've seen metal protectors on a few BMX bikes, is there...
08-24-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By A~Bomb

Well guys, I decided against the U-lock and...

Well guys, I decided against the U-lock and bought the 'New York Chain', the one with the 3.25' chain and Evolution mini U-lock. I figured I'll be locking up to more things than just bike racks, so I...
08-20-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,689
Posted By A~Bomb

Don't bother with the republic. Overpriced for...

Don't bother with the republic. Overpriced for what you get, too heavy, and you're just paying for the ability to change colors.
08-19-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By A~Bomb

I think I'll get the NY Standard lock, which is...

I think I'll get the NY Standard lock, which is 4"x8". That would give me enough room to lock the rear wheel, the seat tube, and plenty of room for the rack. Does anyone know how much this monster...
08-19-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By A~Bomb

I've been looking at the NYFU model also. I think...

I've been looking at the NYFU model also. I think length is more critical than width here.
08-19-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By A~Bomb

That's my concern, I have deep section rims and...

That's my concern, I have deep section rims and 700x28 tires. I'm not totally sure how big the tubing is on the rack, which is why I'm asking if anybody else has been successful locking up to that...
08-19-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By A~Bomb

Question for Krypto Mini owners

I'm looking at buying a Kryptonite Evolution Mini lock, but I'm not sure if it will be big enough for where I'll be locking up. My school uses those wave style bike racks, and the tubing is fairly...
08-17-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By A~Bomb

I've ridden both the U-District and the Draft....

I've ridden both the U-District and the Draft. The draft was very heavy (hi-ten frame), but the U-District wasn't bad considering the price. If you just want a single speed for getting around, the...
08-13-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,293
Posted By A~Bomb

+1, they might as well use aluminum if they're...

+1, they might as well use aluminum if they're going to cheap out on the frame.
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