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Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,666
Posted By commo_soulja

16.7 miles one way or a smidge over 33 miles...

16.7 miles one way or a smidge over 33 miles round trip. A quarter of the trip is on MUP, most cutting through residential and commercial areas patching together. I don't do it daily, maybe three...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,669
Posted By commo_soulja

My commutes have ranged from less than a mile to...

My commutes have ranged from less than a mile to my current 16.7 miles. The former was in the Bay Area, CA and I just wore my work clothes as I never broke a sweat. I had another similar commute in...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,543
Posted By commo_soulja

My pet peeve - anyone (ped, driver, cyclist) who...

My pet peeve - anyone (ped, driver, cyclist) who wears so much cologne/perfume, you can smell it well before and after they've passed.
04-12-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,555
Posted By commo_soulja

my '98 Ibis Ti Mojo

I'll never sell my titanium Ibis Mojo. Lusted after a titanium bike while a poor college kid so when the opportunity came along to purchase one I did. It originally came with caliper brakes but a...
05-16-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By commo_soulja

I've bought several used frame from some forums...

I've bought several used frame from some forums and ebay/craigslist and I've bought new frames and complete bikes online. The last complete bike I bought from an LBS was a Stumpy back in '08. Having...
05-13-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By commo_soulja

Post it up on Retrobike, you may get a few bites.

Post it up on Retrobike, you may get a few bites.
04-07-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By commo_soulja

Reading comprehension is lost on some...

Reading comprehension is lost on some...
04-04-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By commo_soulja

I use Boeshield T-9 to treat areas you speak of....

I use Boeshield T-9 to treat areas you speak of. Prevents corrosion on various parts of the bike and it's an excellent long lasting chain lube.
03-10-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By commo_soulja

Anti suck chain device. Common during the 90's......

Anti suck chain device. Common during the 90's... Some worked, some didn't.

edit: never mind. reading skills suck.
10-07-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By commo_soulja

When all was said and done it was $700 not...

When all was said and done it was $700 not including shipping and paypal fees. It was well worth the conversion in my opinion as it breathed life into an old titanium frame and when I got it back it...
10-07-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By commo_soulja

I had my old ti Ibis converted to disc from...

I had my old ti Ibis converted to disc from V-brake set up and refinished by Steve Potts. He lopped of the old cable stops & canti studs and added saddle type cable stops and an IS disc mount.
...
09-26-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By commo_soulja

Bare aluminium frames look cool until the clear...

Bare aluminium frames look cool until the clear coat wears off and corrosion sets in. Looks like that bike has been neglecting and/or stored outdoors - I cringe at all that rust and corrosion.
...
09-13-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By commo_soulja

Uh... because bar ends offer up exactly that -...

Uh... because bar ends offer up exactly that - alternate hand positions. They certainly aren't for, say, an aero advantage (though some may argue that) or a nifty retainer when you put your grocery...
09-12-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By commo_soulja

Been using bar ends since the 90s and like the...

Been using bar ends since the 90s and like the hand positions they offer. Perfect on single speeds when honkin' on the cranks. Never had an issue "hooking" flora on the trail but I did hook a girl's...
08-23-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By commo_soulja

I use T-9 on my chains. It's also good as a...

I use T-9 on my chains. It's also good as a framesaver and corrosion protection for parts on my daily commuter.
08-04-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By commo_soulja

The Hardrock is on the lower end of the...

The Hardrock is on the lower end of the Specialized line not worth much on the vintage/classic market, even older ones. If you had a Stumpjumper that'd be a different story. Have at the respray.
08-04-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By commo_soulja

Yup, have a set up Michie Race'rs that came the...

Yup, have a set up Michie Race'rs that came the same way. A couple rides wears the white film away. No worries.
07-16-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,196
Posted By commo_soulja

The Fargo is quite perfect for backpacking and...

The Fargo is quite perfect for backpacking and the frame and fork can handle whatever you want to bolt/lash to it.

I've been using my El Mar and Warbird for bikepacking trips. The El Mar (with RS...
07-09-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By commo_soulja

If you check ebay, you can score decent deals. I...

If you check ebay, you can score decent deals. I picked up a set of Fulcrum Red Power 29 XLs for $173.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,081
Posted By commo_soulja

Only the return policy abusers have their panties...

Only the return policy abusers have their panties in a bunch. The change was a long time coming. One of the reasons their annual used gear sale was popular was because of their *more than* generous...
06-10-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,339
Posted By commo_soulja

Huh, really? I've heard that the Junction...

Huh, really?

I've heard that the Junction was a popular stop for both cyclists and motorcyclists and I've never heard of any "racist" issues. I never rode that way on a bike and when I rode my...
06-03-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By commo_soulja

no sh1t! that's some obscure bike 411

no sh1t! that's some obscure bike 411
06-03-13, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By commo_soulja

Cool, I have the same frame built up 650b SS. I...

Cool, I have the same frame built up 650b SS. I still kick myself for not getting the matching rigid fork.
05-31-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,179
Posted By commo_soulja

I wouldn't even take it if it were free. ...

I wouldn't even take it if it were free.

This is good Ti,
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/commo_soulja/slideshow/Ibis%20Mojo%20Ti
05-28-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By commo_soulja

what's this thread about?

what's this thread about?
05-13-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By commo_soulja

Looks like the crank axle is way low and you...

Looks like the crank axle is way low and you can't turn over the cranks - second pic. :eek:
05-12-13, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By commo_soulja

If my pot of disposable income was bigger, I'd...

If my pot of disposable income was bigger, I'd give it a try but it'd be limited to certain *wider* trails. Frame and suspension bits look pretty good and not cobbled together. Fat tires and wheels...
05-08-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,541
Posted By commo_soulja

The one and only Steve Potts. He's amazing with...

The one and only Steve Potts. He's amazing with titanium and I really like his IS disc mount as it spreads the braking force load across the seat stay and not just at the drop out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By commo_soulja

For a bike made in Italy, it looks like it was...

For a bike made in Italy, it looks like it was designed in a Chinese garage stainless steel or not...
05-08-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By commo_soulja

Multi-tool on the bike, tool set in the garage.

Multi-tool on the bike, tool set in the garage.
05-04-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,541
Posted By commo_soulja

hmm... that's odd that the XT skewers doesn't...

hmm... that's odd that the XT skewers doesn't keep the axle square on the fork during braking. If I encounter that issue I switch to XT skewers not the other way around.
05-04-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,541
Posted By commo_soulja

At first I was like, ...

At first I was like,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/commo_soulja/Ibis%20Mojo%20Ti/ibis8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/commo_soulja/media/Ibis%20Mojo%20Ti/ibis8.jpg.html)...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By commo_soulja

When my mind starts getting ideas about getting a...

When my mind starts getting ideas about getting a new bike I ask myself, "is the new bike similar to any current bike?" My thinking is, the reason you get a new bike is to cover a task or style of...
04-30-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,948
Posted By commo_soulja

Wrap it around your driveside chain stay as a...

Wrap it around your driveside chain stay as a cheap protector.
04-22-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By commo_soulja

Nothing "weird" with that bottom bracket. The...

Nothing "weird" with that bottom bracket. The frame, on the other hand, is not your traditional double diamond frame. It's an e-stay (elevated chain stay) frame which indeed makes it suitable for a...
04-22-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By commo_soulja

If you're gonna sell it, list it as a "department...

If you're gonna sell it, list it as a "department store" bike. "Tank" is an apt name for it as it's probably 30 lbs or more. Very low end components only available on similarly low end bikes from big...
04-22-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By commo_soulja

Yup "local bike shop" and yup - cheap($50)...

Yup "local bike shop" and yup - cheap($50) bike.
04-14-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By commo_soulja

'Nuther reco for mountain bike shoes and clipless...

'Nuther reco for mountain bike shoes and clipless platform pedals. Mountain bike shoes have soles you can actually walk like a normal person, unlike roadie shoes. Pair them up with mountain clipless...
04-14-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By commo_soulja

You can use an Old Man Mountain rear rack that...

You can use an Old Man Mountain rear rack that utilizes the brake studs as a mounting point. Very sturdy and the rack is rated at 40lbs if I'm not mistaken. Or get a seatpost clamp with integrated...
04-14-13, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,121
Posted By commo_soulja

Damn... I clicked on this thread someone was...

Damn... I clicked on this thread someone was working a some sort of two piece chainring, ala Hope two piece rotors. But alas, it's some asinine way to getting around not having the proper tools. I...
04-09-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By commo_soulja

You didn't say "please"

You didn't say "please"
04-08-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By commo_soulja

Check with the peanut gallery over at Retrobike...

Check with the peanut gallery over at Retrobike (mainly euros) or the VRC forum over at MTBR if you want to know it's value. I wouldn't put anything modern on it, just replace the worn out bits.
04-08-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By commo_soulja

A decent frame, fork and wheelset are gonna put...

A decent frame, fork and wheelset are gonna put you well past your $600 budget.

Best to shop the used market. Surly 1x1 is a good frame, you didn't specify frame material preference. A decent SS...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,068
Posted By commo_soulja

I rode mine this past week to the mailbox. The...

I rode mine this past week to the mailbox. The last time I took it on a longer ride was last year on a long weekend in Munchen as my trip was multi-modal with a train.
03-30-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By commo_soulja

True, but even so it looks to be UCI recognized. ...

True, but even so it looks to be UCI recognized. So it's legit. I certainly didn't know this existed.
03-30-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 39,007
Posted By commo_soulja

My only road bike is my Bianchi Campione that I...

My only road bike is my Bianchi Campione that I got back in '99. It was on the lower end of the Bianchi lineup that I could afford at the time (as a college student). Steel frame and Campy components...
03-27-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By commo_soulja

Lovin' my RIP. The 135mm rear is enough for my...

Lovin' my RIP. The 135mm rear is enough for my riding capabilities, it's awesome set up 2x10 and probably be perfect with a dropper seatpost (my next purchase). With a TALAS fork and a RP23 shock the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,606
Posted By commo_soulja

You can always change out the rear sprocket to...

You can always change out the rear sprocket to suit your needs. The bike probably comes with a 16t and you can always go higher from there.

With the 20% sale, that's a deal for that bike. A bit...
03-14-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,995
Posted By commo_soulja

Get you a pair of these, No clips, binders, cuffs...

Get you a pair of these, No clips, binders, cuffs needed. And yes, they're for guys.

http://levistrauss.com/blogs/deconstructing-ex-girlfriend
Forum: Commuting
03-13-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,372
Posted By commo_soulja

Same frame and a few original parts but...

Same frame and a few original parts but consumables (chain/chainrings/cassette/grips) get replaced as needed. Never really bought an outright commuter. My main and back-up are converted mountain...
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