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09-03-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,666
Posted By thorsteno

Kinda late to the party I know, but I was stung...

Kinda late to the party I know, but I was stung this afternoon. Gotta love the Germans.

Neo Visor - KED Helmsysteme...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,275
Posted By thorsteno

Someone does. See the close up image of the...

Someone does. See the close up image of the headtube on lower left.

http://www.en.tout-terrain.de/bicycles/silkroad-silkroad-gt/
Forum: Commuting
02-01-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By thorsteno

2013 flat thread

Well I made it through January but managed to pick up a small sheet metal screw today. Only about 4 miles to go so I just stopped and pumped twice rather than swap a tube in the cold.

Good luck...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By thorsteno

Winter riding reminder

Many of you don't need to hear this but I hope it helps someone. Just thought I would mention my winter reminders for you snow/ice riders. We had snow last week and I put on the studs and inflated...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By thorsteno

I'm also a bald helmet cover user. The only...

I'm also a bald helmet cover user. The only negative I can think of is possible interference with a helmet mounted headlight. No overheating issues with my setup.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,646
Posted By thorsteno

Yep. I also had to DYI an "L" bracket between the...

Yep. I also had to DYI an "L" bracket between the rack and the PB mount. It worked nicely for years but the bike is no longer in service. I'm sure you are already aware, but I'll mention the...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,398
Posted By thorsteno

Nice job. I meant to try that before SEP ended. ...

Nice job. I meant to try that before SEP ended. How was it?
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,758
Posted By thorsteno

Flat repair(bike and car), mechanicals,...

Flat repair(bike and car), mechanicals, directions as others have mentioned. Packed an extra lunch for the hobo I pass daily. Any glass bottles are immediately pick up. Returned a license plate...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,093
Posted By thorsteno

A post hole excavator. The handles straddled the...

A post hole excavator. The handles straddled the head tube and the business end sat on the rack. Wasn't to bad.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,859
Posted By thorsteno

Post #26: You really should see that movie. I...

Post #26: You really should see that movie. I watch it every thanksgiving. Still makes me laugh.
Post #35: That is some funny s... The riders/jousters really bouce backwards after the collision. ...
05-07-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By thorsteno

Nahbs 2013

I know it's early but you can never be to prepared.

http://2013.handmadebicycleshow.com/
Forum: Commuting
04-05-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By thorsteno

Another "moto style" convert here since OCT2011. ...

Another "moto style" convert here since OCT2011. Always made sense to me and I'm finally riding that way after building my first bike. Grew up in the US and have some motorcycle expereince in the...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By thorsteno

Dang! I think you are right. Good thing I'm not...

Dang! I think you are right. Good thing I'm not a fashion guy. I think the different rims look worse but again I only care for function. The rear rim is a specially drilled Rigida Andra for large...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By thorsteno

It is indeed a Black Sheep. They were great to...

It is indeed a Black Sheep. They were great to work with.
The frame is modeled after the Tout Terrain Silkroad with some differences.
I have never tried the Jeff Jones H-bar and have about 500...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,056
Posted By thorsteno

Very nice canyoneagle. Interesting note about...

Very nice canyoneagle. Interesting note about the Nuvinci. It looks like we have similar taste.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/800974-A-new-custom-commuter
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By thorsteno

A new custom commuter

I "finished" it a few months ago but have been slow to post it. Hope to add a Gates Centertrack this Spring.
02-14-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By thorsteno

Colorado Springs Century?

fyi. from http://www.pikespeaksports.us/group/roadcycling/forum/topics/city-council-consideres-new-tour-of-colorado-century-ride

Colorado Springs may soon add another big cycling event to its...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By thorsteno

Anything positive is good. Pedal on!

Anything positive is good. Pedal on!
Forum: Commuting
01-31-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By thorsteno

Another negative would be a helmet mounted...

Another negative would be a helmet mounted mirror. I have to readjust mine often enough.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By thorsteno

I love this cap between 30 and 50F. Fits under a...

I love this cap between 30 and 50F. Fits under a helmet nicely if you're a helmet wearer.
http://www.boure.com/8456.html
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By thorsteno

I bought one of these for that problem a while...

I bought one of these for that problem a while back.
http://www.fannosaw.com/
I have no connection to the company at all other than being a satisfied customer.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By thorsteno

Nice images and captions. North County is where...

Nice images and captions. North County is where I hope to live someday. I wonder how the blood orange tree I planted in 2002 is doing back in my home state. A balmy 30F for my ride this am. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By thorsteno

the real question is does fietsbob surf?

the real question is does fietsbob surf?
11-28-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By thorsteno

This might help a bit. ...

This might help a bit.

http://www.bikebyways.org/Byways/index.php

Sorry I don't have much first hand info about riding up there. Good luck.
11-18-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,686
Posted By thorsteno

Nice work Reddog.

Nice work Reddog.
11-18-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By thorsteno

Done.

Done.
11-08-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By thorsteno

I visited in SEP and was impressed with what I...

I visited in SEP and was impressed with what I saw. One thing of note, the city was pretty flat. One could easily get by with a 1-8 speed depending on the usual issues. As a cyclist, i would be...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By thorsteno

I currently have a driver's license in my drawer...

I currently have a driver's license in my drawer that I found last Friday. Googled to no avail. Just need to drop it off at the DMV. Also found a motorcycle license plate a few months ago with the...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,710
Posted By thorsteno

my $90 CL Schwinn Moab elite "Moby" the custom...

my $90 CL Schwinn Moab elite "Moby"
the custom Rohloff commuter "Rolly"
wifes restored red Schwinn Le Tour II "Rougie"
Forum: Commuting
11-01-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By thorsteno

maybe he was deaf?

maybe he was deaf?
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By thorsteno

I got one yesterday and have rode 5 miles since. ...

I got one yesterday and have rode 5 miles since. Damn goat heads. Guess I'm out of the running.
10-23-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By thorsteno

Yes I made it and it was my first as well. I...

Yes I made it and it was my first as well. I found one of four things on my list. $10 parking seemed a bit steep. I joined Bicycle Colorado which I have been meaning to do. It was fun to see so...
10-20-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By thorsteno

Carpool: COS to Denver Veloswap

I'm driving on Saturday morning and would like to share a ride if anyone wants. Probably spend an hour or two browsing and be back early afternoon.
09-15-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By thorsteno

When you relaced with 2 cross, did you create...

When you relaced with 2 cross, did you create new spoke indentations in the flange holes? I've been strongly cautioned to avoid this by a respected Rohloff user. I did hear a new shell can be...
09-15-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By thorsteno

"The small angle the spoke makes with the rim is...

"The small angle the spoke makes with the rim is dealt with by the head of the nipple which is rounded to allow for an angular exit."

The issue with the Rohloff is that the flange diameter is...
09-13-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By thorsteno

The European vs. French drilling is mentioned in...

The European vs. French drilling is mentioned in the Rohloff owner's manual pages 121 and 122. Type 1 & 2 are noted in Roger Musson's Professional Guide to Wheel Building (5th edition) pages 9 & 10....
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,377
Posted By thorsteno

I've used a set screw type EBB in the past and...

I've used a set screw type EBB in the past and would suggest avoiding that method of securing the EBB. One thing I noticed wasn't mentioned in the above posts was fender/wheel alignment. If using...
09-13-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By thorsteno

Rohloff build into 26 inch Rigida Andra 30

Hello wheelbuilders. I'm a novice builder and would like some clarification regarding the titled build. I'm unsure about the comparison between European and French rim drilling patterns versus Type...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By thorsteno

I have used a Serius one for the past two...

I have used a Serius one for the past two winters. Called the thick and thin (TNT). It's good but I mangled it trying to open up the mouth holes a bit. Gonna try the Outdoor Research Gorilla...
09-08-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By thorsteno

I'm guessing the proceeds will go to the family. ...

I'm guessing the proceeds will go to the family. If I'm right, full price is not a problem.
09-06-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By thorsteno

I'm sorry to hear of it. I planned to visit that...

I'm sorry to hear of it. I planned to visit that shop when I'm up there in a few weeks.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thorsteno

Well after a while the guy agreed to mail another...

Well after a while the guy agreed to mail another part at no charge. I paid the 49 euro UPS shipping charge and it arrived in less than a week. The original part never did show. Probably sitting...
08-04-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By thorsteno

Hi Tim, Here's a link i found with a Google...

Hi Tim,
Here's a link i found with a Google search. I've done the Hanover loop a few times and it's pretty quiet....
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By thorsteno

Congrats on the employment. Better yet, congrats...

Congrats on the employment. Better yet, congrats on the new commute.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,156
Posted By thorsteno

Post #11 is hardcore. You commute in Spring...

Post #11 is hardcore.

You commute in Spring with clippers and a folding saw for all the limbs along your route?
Forum: Commuting
07-23-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thorsteno

Thanks for all the feedback guys/gals. I did...

Thanks for all the feedback guys/gals. I did read about the 45 day dispute limit but figured waiting a bit longer since it's coming from Germany. I have no doubt he shipped on the day he reported...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thorsteno

Help a fellow commuter

Hi Commuters. I'm in the process of building my dream commuter bike(pics and details to come) but I have a shipping problem.

I ordered a part from a European cycle company and it has not...
07-15-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,727
Posted By thorsteno

I used pink nail polish on one of the link pins...

I used pink nail polish on one of the link pins to tell where to start stop when lubing my chain. It's lasted a couple years so far.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By thorsteno

Beware on the seatpost binder pitlock. Mine is...

Beware on the seatpost binder pitlock. Mine is not campatible with my current collar.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By thorsteno

Nice job tjspiel. I look forward to your Spring...

Nice job tjspiel. I look forward to your Spring report on the Winter w/redband.
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