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04-14-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,728
Posted By epdarks

A couple years back I took the extra effort of...

A couple years back I took the extra effort of hiding my bike lights in a bush next to my bike... either someone saw me do it or they had some kind of xray vision... out $60 in lights and rode 4...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,524
Posted By epdarks

Put my summer tires on my commuter this week,...

Put my summer tires on my commuter this week, going on 12 inches of snow today in Minneapolis.
04-04-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,055
Posted By epdarks

All City Thunderdome

All City Thunderdome
02-20-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By epdarks

Sounds kinda stupid but I ride my crappy bikes if...

Sounds kinda stupid but I ride my crappy bikes if I have to lock them for extended periods. If I have my nice bikes then its 2x kryponite U-locks, one for the front wheel and frame, one for the rear...
02-02-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 87,683
Posted By epdarks

I sent the seller a message about the bike and...

I sent the seller a message about the bike and this is what I got back:

"Hi Dan,

This is a replica of the 2015 RHC Milano frame produced by Cinelli, manufactured and painted by Cinelli.
We...
02-02-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 87,683
Posted By epdarks

Gotcha. I guess if Cinelli is making a "replica"...

Gotcha. I guess if Cinelli is making a "replica" of the bike given to the champion then I might be down. If it's some aftermarket paint job then obviously not. Would be nice to know the production...
02-02-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 87,683
Posted By epdarks

Been looking at Vigorelli's and I found this Red...

Been looking at Vigorelli's and I found this Red Hook Crit version... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinelli-VIGORELLI-Track-Fixed-Gear-Frame-Set-Red-Hook-Criterium-MILANO-56-cm/372072058675


Obviously...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,517
Posted By epdarks

My target price point for used bikes/parts is 50%...

My target price point for used bikes/parts is 50% of retail (assuming condition is good/excellent). If the item is priced in that range I will usually ask "are you flexible on the price?". If they...
02-02-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By epdarks

I picked up a 90's Specialized Hardrock at a...

I picked up a 90's Specialized Hardrock at a police auction for $20... needed some work and tires, probably into it for about $50 now. Makes a great winter bike. Generally I am a big fan of...
01-31-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,296
Posted By epdarks

My winter commuter is running 700c, 35mm Schwalbe...

My winter commuter is running 700c, 35mm Schwalbe Rapid Rob, non studded. In 2 years I've hit the ground once due to sloppy rear braking at slow speeds. For the most part I deal with packed snow,...
01-31-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,930
Posted By epdarks

Just to bring some MTB into the mix... this pic...

Just to bring some MTB into the mix... this pic when using it as a commuter after 12+ inches...

2015 Raleigh Tokul 3
Race Face bottom bracket and cranks
1x10 setup with Race Face narrow-wide...
01-31-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By epdarks

Thanks Dave. I got the crankset on black Friday...

Thanks Dave. I got the crankset on black Friday so that's why it was priced lower. I had the LBS leave some of the steer tube on it just incase I wanted to go higher in the future. Looks terrible...
01-30-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By epdarks

Cause it was $10 cheaper than the black, and I'm...

Cause it was $10 cheaper than the black, and I'm a cheap ass, and I didn't realize how stupid it would look.
01-28-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By epdarks

Interesting. My buddy speculated that they came...

Interesting. My buddy speculated that they came from a Langster but we can't confirm. I will try to take some photos, the hubs have a red stripe around them and a "B", Bontager it seems. It's...
01-27-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By epdarks

Yet another 'roller build

I didn't plan on winning the frameset at a silent auction with a bid of a hundred and fifty bucks but I did so after some convincing from the Surly staff to please ride the damn thing, I decided...
01-22-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,405
Posted By epdarks

I went from a late 70s Peugeot Corse with...

I went from a late 70s Peugeot Corse with downtube shifters to a 2015 Specialized Allez for road bike purposes, the Allez felt like a rocket ship. Faster all around, and less energy to go the same...
02-11-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,441
Posted By epdarks

I don't have a ton of experience with CX bikes...

I don't have a ton of experience with CX bikes but I'm thrilled with my F85x fwiw. The 2015 model is absolutely gorgeous IMO. Seems like the spec on both of these bikes is pretty close, so I'd...
01-25-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,958
Posted By epdarks

If $1400 is a lot of money to you at this point...

If $1400 is a lot of money to you at this point in time, money that could or should be used for other more responsible purchases, then do what you need to do to get out of the bike.

You could...
01-12-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 2,700,805
Posted By epdarks

http://i.imgur.com/6GIgmOe.jpg 2016 Felt...

http://i.imgur.com/6GIgmOe.jpg


2016 Felt F85X - all stock other than the pedals and bottle cage
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,433
Posted By epdarks

^^ Not Target.

^^ Not Target.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By epdarks

Before this year I only rode in the summer, so...

Before this year I only rode in the summer, so nothing below 50F or so. This fall I decided to keep riding. Last week I rode to home from work in -10F. Snow and ice are a non-issue now. So I've...
12-22-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By epdarks

Back in 2014 Raleigh introduced a couple of...

Back in 2014 Raleigh introduced a couple of belt-drive SS CX bikes. You may have to go used but I think it checks all of your boxes.

...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,433
Posted By epdarks

First, to those who are not in the know about...

First, to those who are not in the know about Minneapolis, we are one of the great biking cities in the US!


To answer a few of the questions....


Is the room heated... yes, climate...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,433
Posted By epdarks

May I show off my work's bike parking?

My company built a brand new complex in downtown Minneapolis and we ended up with some awesome bike parking. We have a separate entrance which leads to dedicated bike storage, there's a bike washing...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By epdarks

I have the 2016 F85x. From what I can tell so...

I have the 2016 F85x. From what I can tell so far, having ran it for 2 months, maybe 300 miles: It does a lot of things well. Rides like a road bike on the road, handles snow, dirt, gravel even...
12-16-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,975
Posted By epdarks

Great story, dude. Enjoyed reading it. It gets...

Great story, dude. Enjoyed reading it. It gets scary when the toes start to go numb. All is well at the beginning of the winter ride; an hour in, everything tends to go to sh1t. That mental...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By epdarks

It seems like the Allez is a go-to for...

It seems like the Allez is a go-to for first-timers. My first road bike was an Allez, love them. Anyways, I will bet that bike sells by Saturday... underpriced, IMO. Go get it!!!
12-12-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,988
Posted By epdarks

For what it's worth I got some very inexpensive...

For what it's worth I got some very inexpensive ski/snowboard goggles and never looked back. Under $20 and I see no reason to upgrade. Make sure to get clear lenses rather than tinted if you plan...
12-12-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 440,843
Posted By epdarks

545687 Hopefully this photo pulls...

545687


Hopefully this photo pulls through. My winter daily driver. 2016 Felt F85X. Only mods are a WTB speed seat and the rear fender.


EDIT: Better pic.

http://i.imgur.com/INQcVuB.jpg
12-07-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By epdarks

I went with the cheapo Amazon option...

I went with the cheapo Amazon option (https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Leonardo-Single-Bike-Storage/dp/B000ACAM06)

So far I'm happy with them! Going to pick up a couple more. But props to you...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,571
Posted By epdarks

I've bike commuted 5 days a week since July. ...

I've bike commuted 5 days a week since July. This cold is starting to break me. Next week we are looking at highs around 10 degrees all week. I'm worried that I'm going to break my streak. ...
Forum: BMX
12-06-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,826
Posted By epdarks

Really sharp build! I have one of these in my...

Really sharp build! I have one of these in my basement. Debated building it but wasn't sure it had enough value/appeal if I wanted to get out of it. Anyways, I love that seat! Beautiful!
12-06-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By epdarks

I'm in MN as well and I could never in a million...

I'm in MN as well and I could never in a million years dream of leaving my bikes in the garage. Too much theft risk in Minneapolis.


So I bring them in my porch which is attached to my house. ...
12-01-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,799
Posted By epdarks

This is my first winter biking but I decided on a...

This is my first winter biking but I decided on a CX bike for a couple of reasons. As discussed, larger tire clearance, fender mounts, disc brakes. Another logic that I used is that I can easily...
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