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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By ridethecliche

Stem options for 1 1/4 steerer?

I have a giant tcx I've been using as a groad bike and want to get a couple of stems to play with fit a bit but my existing stem collection is for 1 1/8 steerers. Do I have any options other than the...
08-19-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

carpediemracing I feel that a bit re having...

carpediemracing
I feel that a bit re having the goals but lacking the commitment. For me right now there's a certain element of futility since every time I start feeling good on the bike again, my...
08-09-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

I'm trying to get back into riding and doing the...

I'm trying to get back into riding and doing the PT stuff to be able to do it without the old issues popping up. Also have a giant tcx but it's a bit older. I would love a set of aero wheels for this...
08-05-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By ridethecliche

Jealous! I've been looking for a set of panniers...

Jealous! I've been looking for a set of panniers with a backpack attachment for my work commute!
08-04-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By ridethecliche

I ended up buying a chrome barrage backpack off...

I ended up buying a chrome barrage backpack off ebay which looked like it was either NOS or slightly used. Price was right. I'm going to try fitting a wald 585 basket or such to the top of the rear...
07-29-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By ridethecliche

Fair enough! Thanks for the tip. I guess I could...

Fair enough! Thanks for the tip. I guess I could always also use a water resistant sleeve for the laptop but that should be a backup imho.



The chrome backpacks are roll tops, though one has an...
07-28-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By ridethecliche

Waterproof/resistant backpack recommendations?

Hi!

I have a short commute and ride with a backpack during the sessions. I have a rear rack that I'm planning on putting a wald-esque low basket on to be able to put my backpack on there with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,606
Posted By ridethecliche

I don't get the point of picking something so...

I don't get the point of picking something so heavy for a commuter. There are plenty of ways to put fat tires on a bike and make it plenty comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By ridethecliche

I'd probably put a few dabs of jb weld or metal...

I'd probably put a few dabs of jb weld or metal epoxy on there just to make things a bit more secure. Once it hardens, it'll be most of the way to a weld and you can file/sand it and paint it or...
07-28-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By ridethecliche

Thanks for the tip! Fiance and I are in philly...

Thanks for the tip! Fiance and I are in philly and want to take a day trip somewhere to ride. This could make a great trip to check out another area and get a nice easy ride in!
07-28-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,719
Posted By ridethecliche

This is so awesome! I'm in Philly so Bilenky...

This is so awesome!

I'm in Philly so Bilenky is nearby. They're usually up for shenanigans so.... this is giving me all sorts of wonderfully terrible ideas. Might have to start keeping an eye out...
07-28-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,359
Posted By ridethecliche

Yup, I looked at those ages ago. I've honestly...

Yup, I looked at those ages ago. I've honestly parked my roadie on the trainer and I'm planning on riding my cross/gravelish bike on the road with knobless tires. Commuter is a charge plug that I've...
07-21-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

I think some of it is related to the fact that a...

I think some of it is related to the fact that a big chunk of America got on bikes with their family over the pandemic.
07-21-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,359
Posted By ridethecliche

Yeah, would def look for a steel dealio. ...

Yeah, would def look for a steel dealio.

This is a hypothetical though. I'll likely never get to this project because I can probably afford something better suited to the purpose on the used...
07-17-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,359
Posted By ridethecliche

I want to build a franken-gravel-bike using a...

I want to build a franken-gravel-bike using a 90's/00's trek mountain or hybrid as a starting point. The multitracks are great and have some rad paint jobs.

I don't want to do it because it would...
07-17-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By ridethecliche

Hi! The issue is that putting a basket on...

Hi!

The issue is that putting a basket on the rear rack will block the access to the panniers mounting. The first rack replacement option looks to have a bit of space between where the panniers...
07-17-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By ridethecliche

Talk to me about racks!

Hi!

Started living in philly full time recently and I'm trying to do everything I can by bike without using my car more so than for visiting family/friends over the weekend or for large...
Forum: For Sale
07-15-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By ridethecliche

Ugh. Why would anyone make it not purple!

Ugh. Why would anyone make it not purple!
07-15-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Uhhhh anyone have a 5x-42-30 triple crank and BB...

Uhhhh anyone have a 5x-42-30 triple crank and BB for cheap? Don't care if it's square taper or octalink or whatever.
Trying to use it on a commuter and replacing the outer ring with a bash guard.
07-15-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Living the family man dream!

Living the family man dream!
07-08-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Congratulations! Unlike adults that usually...

Congratulations!

Unlike adults that usually show lots of signs as they get worse, kids look great till they don't. Point being, peds tends to be pretty conservative and cautious with watching.
...
07-02-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Fantastic news!

Fantastic news!
06-09-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Talk to your doctor about when to get it. If...

Talk to your doctor about when to get it. If you've just had covid and you get it too soon, I'm pretty sure the immune reaction might yeet you. Besides, you likely have immunity for some time since...
06-02-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Yeah, definitely making the rounds right now. A...

Yeah, definitely making the rounds right now. A lot of family have tested positive recently or been exposed. I should probably take a test. Might go do that now since there's a wedding we're going to...
05-29-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Awesome! I have a charge plug for a...

Awesome!

I have a charge plug for a commuter that I picked up used on Facebook from a guy moving back to Texas. I just found an old set of 10 speed Shimano 105 stuff I had sitting around.
...
05-24-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

No problemo! Hope it's gone.

No problemo! Hope it's gone.
05-19-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Out of curiosity what size Crockett? Price? ...

Out of curiosity what size Crockett? Price?

I bought a used giant tcx (alum) which turned out to have a cracked chainstay. Seller worked with me to get a warranty since I'd never even ridden it....
05-17-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

carpediemracing I wonder if a costco near you is...

carpediemracing I wonder if a costco near you is looking for a manager for their automotive ish. Could be a good fit. They seem to take care of their workers.
05-09-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

I love those old multi-tracks! I'd love to turn...

I love those old multi-tracks! I'd love to turn one into a monstercross kinda commuter of sorts someday!
For now, I'm going to use the proceeds from selling the specialized to buy fenders and better...
Forum: For Sale
05-09-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By ridethecliche

These frames are super special! May have...

These frames are super special!

May have more luck on the auction site or on another forum.
05-09-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

​​​​​​ What forum was that. I remember butting...

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What forum was that. I remember butting heads with him a few times but I'm sure he's a good dude
05-08-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Ugh sorry cdr. That sounds miserable. Sounds...

Ugh sorry cdr. That sounds miserable.
Sounds like corporate will only start paying attention when they start losing sales and customers.

Not sure you can rally shareholders or anything or file...
05-07-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

Thanks for all the help everyone! Sold the...

Thanks for all the help everyone!

Sold the specialized this morning. Going to order new brakes for the charge to replace the awful ones on there now. Even spyres will be a huge upgrade imho!
05-05-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

Anyone have any other input?! Thank you!

Anyone have any other input?!

Thank you!
05-04-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

Just calculated the gear inches. The range for...

Just calculated the gear inches.
The range for the charge plug is 28.7 - 122.7.
The range for the spec with the current 42 chainring and the biggest cog (22) the hub can take is 32.2-82.5
Changing...
05-04-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Plug has decent tires to the point where id swap...

Plug has decent tires to the point where id swap them over to the tricross if I kept it. I think the bike is in better condition overall as well. I'll ride both for a bit Friday/sat and see how they...
05-04-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

Thanks for all the feedback. Just to...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Just to clarify, the SA rear hub is the freewheel version so it's not like it's going to have a coaster brake. I don't think I've ever ridden one of these before so...
05-04-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

Oh woah. 38 is pretty fat huh? Pretty sure a...

Oh woah. 38 is pretty fat huh?
Pretty sure a cross bike from 08 won't fit anything like that AND fenders as well.

I think the spec can fit 38s from what I've read in reviews but not with fenders....
05-03-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ridethecliche

Help Picking a City Bike!

Hi!

Soooo... I kinda got a little bit hoarder-ish and picked up two bikes locally with the goal of reselling one and turning the other one into a commuter. I couldn't really decide what I wanted...
05-03-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Quick-ish question that I've been bothering...

Quick-ish question that I've been bothering waterrockets about offline.

I kinda got a little bit hoarder-ish and picked up two bikes locally with the goal of reselling one and turning the other...
03-29-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By ridethecliche

I asked for recs on preventative maintenence not...

I asked for recs on preventative maintenence not a thesis on bike fitting. It's really not that hard. So I ask back, why would you disregard the question asked just so you could answer as you wished...
03-29-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By ridethecliche

I appreciate the concern but I'm not looking for...

I appreciate the concern but I'm not looking for bike fit advice, thanks!


Fair enough. Might take them apart a bit to lube pivot points etc.



Stop.
03-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By ridethecliche

Yup, horizontal dropouts. Early models came with...

Yup, horizontal dropouts. Early models came with v brakes. I think they switched over to cantis later. Also, the bike is set up like this from the factory so yes, they matched the levers to the brake...
03-29-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By ridethecliche

New to me SS cross bike for city living!

Howdy folks!

I'm going to be living in Philly full time starting in July and wanted to get back to using a bike to commute full time. I bought a used ss cross bike to get clearance for wider tires...
03-26-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Picked up the bike for 240 including 40 for gas...

Picked up the bike for 240 including 40 for gas and 20 for waffle house! Looks to be in pretty good condition and just needs bar tape. Only question now is whether I want to try to swap the v brakes...
03-24-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

So I'll be living in philly full time starting...

So I'll be living in philly full time starting July. Looking at one of those old specialized tricross single speed bikes. Think it's a reasonable option for a city bike? It has a carbon fork which is...
01-08-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

I guess in the good news bent... I matched my...

I guess in the good news bent... I matched my first choice for child psychiatry fellowship and I'll be in Philly. GF and I are going to be in the same zip code for the first time in 3 years starting...
01-08-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

Re: vaccinations and infections. I think...

Re: vaccinations and infections.

I think infections are a poor barometer for evaluating efficacy. As someone else on this thread said earlier, this is going to be endemic and we need to plan for...
12-14-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

I have so much sheeet I need to sort through and...

I have so much sheeet I need to sort through and list. I've been making some headway with some of the bigger items. But big oof.
12-11-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,354
Posted By ridethecliche

10/10 don't recommend lmao. I should probably try...

10/10 don't recommend lmao. I should probably try to get a little more before snowboard season starts for me. I'm heading out west this week and praying for snow :(



Sameeeee!
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