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09-16-16, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By SurlyLaika

Can any fixie frame be converted into a geared bike?

I haven't been active in this scene for a while, but I'm asking for my sister's friend. She wants to know if it's cheaper to buy a fixie and then convert it with a derailleur and gears. I'm not 100%,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,545
Posted By SurlyLaika

Ah, I didn't think of other ways of using the...

Ah, I didn't think of other ways of using the s-frame. Nice. I do have Brompton's folding basket, but I don't want to put anything fragile and expensive in it for fear of it just popping out on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,545
Posted By SurlyLaika

Brompton rear rack luggage options

So I'm looking for luggage options for the rear rack on my Brompton. All I can find is the "Rack Sack." That's everything. It's hard to believe Brompton would be so short sighted as to design the...
10-28-14, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By SurlyLaika

Thanks for replying, PCB. You're a good man. I've...

Thanks for replying, PCB. You're a good man. I've got some hits on Amazon, but details on size are scarce and manufacturer is unknown. The fixie shop down the street had some, but the finish looked...
10-27-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By SurlyLaika

Looking for nice polished silver spacers 1 1/8

Not quite vintage, but my Surly Cross Check got rammed by a BMV SUV the other week. It was her fault. She didn't even have a license. So I got 450$ to rebuild or replace the handlebars, stem, fork,...
11-22-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By SurlyLaika

Be very careful riding long distances with numbed...

Be very careful riding long distances with numbed genitalia. I thought I could just power through some discomfort, but the numbing fooled me. I damaged my perineum badly and have been off the bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By SurlyLaika

MODS, can you please delete this thread?

MODS, can you please delete this thread?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By SurlyLaika

Bike Friday build

I'm in the processing of selecting components for a Bike Friday New World Tourist. I'm trying to get gearing between low 20s or lower and a high end in the low 90s to 100". With 20 inch wheels, you...
09-11-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By SurlyLaika

I bought some padded short liners and I'm getting...

I bought some padded short liners and I'm getting a new Brooks Imperial Saturday. Just resting besides that. 5 days until take off.
09-10-13, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By SurlyLaika

Serious question. Taint damage. What do? Tour soon.

So I just realized I've been riding on a busted Brooks Flyer all summer. I've been angling it up and down by slight degrees unable to find a comfortable position. I thought tilting it up would...
Forum: Touring
08-01-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,131
Posted By SurlyLaika

I loved my solo California tour over 2 months. I...

I loved my solo California tour over 2 months. I met and talked to lots of great people. The best conversations are in passing. People just kind of open up about themselves and their areas....
07-28-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By SurlyLaika

HTFU. You did a good ride. This guy pushed you...

HTFU. You did a good ride. This guy pushed you past your false limitations. You should be thankful.
Forum: Touring
07-24-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By SurlyLaika

Yea, I've noticed some are better than others on...

Yea, I've noticed some are better than others on youtube but I don't understand why some turn out more interesting. Anyway, here's the Road from Karakol...
Forum: Touring
07-23-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By SurlyLaika

nothing?! Bummer. Well, I found this article. ...

nothing?! Bummer.
Well, I found this article. (http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/08/05/best-one-minute-travel-films-youll-see/) The most useful tip: Take shorter clips to cobble together later and...
Forum: Touring
07-23-13, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By SurlyLaika

Bikepacking...

Bikepacking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G595q4IEjuA)

Canada to Argentina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T-PK5QKBzY)
Forum: Touring
07-23-13, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By SurlyLaika

making a home video

On August 10, I will take an intercity bus from Seoul to Busan with my girlfriend to ride up the east coast for a week. In the past, I've done pictures but this time I want to try to do a home video...
07-22-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By SurlyLaika

My only option is a 52t instead of the 55t. The...

My only option is a 52t instead of the 55t. The 55t gives a gear range of 32" to 85". That's pretty damn wide. I'm just going to keep it. Going to a 52 would cause me to lose 5 gear inches on the...
07-16-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By SurlyLaika

I'm also planning to change the front ring. Right...

I'm also planning to change the front ring. Right now it's a 55. I think a double crankset is impossible and likely expensive. I want exactly what the mega-range does, a lower low and higher high,...
07-16-13, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By SurlyLaika

Acera RD on Tern folder (no standard DATT derailleur hanger?)

Will this Acera RD (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=38673) work on a Tern Link D8 frame? I might buy it from my friend, but I need to know that it's compatible before buying...
07-11-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurlyLaika

nah, my saddle is well worn and not new looking...

nah, my saddle is well worn and not new looking one bit. I've tilted the nose up one click more and that feels okay on my taint and better on my hands, still a little painful. The next step will be...
07-11-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurlyLaika

Read my last post. Actually the drops feel okay....

Read my last post. Actually the drops feel okay. I removed the mirror and I kind of the like the anatomic bend. It fits my palm so nicely.
07-11-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurlyLaika

Actually, the saddle nose tilt may have been part...

Actually, the saddle nose tilt may have been part of the problem. As my friend said, "Don't forget the angle of the dangle.
Tilt your saddle back. You should definitely be sure you're not subtly...
07-10-13, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurlyLaika

It hurts in every position. Bad on the tops, but...

It hurts in every position. Bad on the tops, but tolerable. Worse on the hoods. Worst in the drops! So my suspicion is that either the handlebar isn't suited to my handlebar/saddle height ratio or...
07-10-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurlyLaika

Lol, thanks. I'm going to give the setback seat...

Lol, thanks. I'm going to give the setback seat post a shot since I seem to loading a lot of weight forward. I was prepared to replace the frame, EXPENSIVE! so a seat post experiment will be nothing...
07-10-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurlyLaika

Yea, the saddle is already tilted up a bit. My...

Yea, the saddle is already tilted up a bit. My sit bones sit squarely on the body of the saddle while sparing my taint from the nose's upward protrusion, so it's pretty comfortable as is. I think...
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