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09-20-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By jc808

Surly Geometry

I'm looking to build up a steel bike. Looking at the geometry of the Surly Cross-check and Surly Pacer, the CX seems to be a "bigger" bike between the two frames in any given size.

In the 50cm...
09-08-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By jc808

Thanks, I hadn't seen those. The Salsa Cowbell...

Thanks, I hadn't seen those. The Salsa Cowbell has a 68mm reach, that Soma bar is at 75mm. If I can't find anything shorter in silver, that might just be the ticket. Thanks for the reply!
09-08-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By jc808

Handlebar Suggestion

Hi All

I'm looking for a handlebar with the shortest reach possible. Meaning the distance to the hoods.

The catch...I'd like it in silver.

I'm familiar with the Nitto Noodle, but that...
07-19-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By jc808

Yup, that's the one I was just looking at! I...

Yup, that's the one I was just looking at!

I didn't realize I could use a 10 speed derailleur. That really opens up the possibilities.
07-19-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By jc808

That's a 10-speed derailleur, correct? If that's...

That's a 10-speed derailleur, correct? If that's compatible, that would be amazing because they're fairly available from what I've seen.
07-19-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By jc808

Rear Derailleur

Hi all. Trying to figure out if such a thing exists...

8 speed (Shimano)
All silver (not black, or combo black/silver)
Long or medium cage (I'm running 11-32)
Better quality than Claris group
...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By jc808

Wald basket

I just ordered a Wald 1372 front basket. It appears to have adjustable legs.

My bike has bosses on the outsides of the fork (midway down, sides not fronts). Is there any reason I wouldn't want to...
07-07-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By jc808

In case anyone finds themselves needing a visual...

In case anyone finds themselves needing a visual aid, as I did...Just came across a useful vid that shows bar end shifters being cabled: https://youtu.be/gpPz8K4laFE
07-06-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By jc808

Thank you!!

Thank you!!
07-06-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By jc808

THIS is the part I'm having a little trouble...

THIS is the part I'm having a little trouble visualizing.
07-06-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By jc808

Shifter Cables

Probably a dumb question, but here goes:

Is there any way to swap out shifters without loosening/removing the shifter cable from the derailleurs?
07-06-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By jc808

Thanks for the replies. I'm clear on where the...

Thanks for the replies. I'm clear on where the housing runs out. Just trying to understand how the cable itself affixes to the levers.
07-06-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By jc808

Cable Installation for Bar End Shifters

Hi. I'm going to be installing some bar end shifters. I've found plenty of videos for how to install the pods, but so far nothing on how to actually run the cables. Wondering if anyone can point me...
09-01-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 365,441
Posted By jc808

Thomson seatpost, Thomson & FSA stem. Details...

Thomson seatpost, Thomson & FSA stem. Details here:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/1352823104.html
Forum: Commuting
10-01-08, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,519
Posted By jc808

This isn't my bike, but the shop where I...

This isn't my bike, but the shop where I purchased my LHT does a lot of custom builds like this. There's more pictures of this particular bike on their website:
...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,950
Posted By jc808

Any chance of seeing a picture of your fenders...

Any chance of seeing a picture of your fenders mounted?
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,209
Posted By jc808

What's your route exactly?

What's your route exactly?
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,950
Posted By jc808

What kind of bar tape is that?

What kind of bar tape is that?
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,209
Posted By jc808

That's impressive. I live in West LA, and...

That's impressive. I live in West LA, and although I'm not afraid of distances, going over the hill has always seemed like too daunting of a ride. Between the climb and the speeds people drive over...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,209
Posted By jc808

You people have some nerve referring to The...

You people have some nerve referring to The Valley as Los Angeles. :p
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By jc808

Probably because people here drive like a-holes....

Probably because people here drive like a-holes. The weather is very conducive, but you have to have nerves of steel to ride some of our streets.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By jc808

Peter White also carries some pretty nice...

Peter White also carries some pretty nice stainless fenders. And you don't need to drill them yourself.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By jc808

I do indeed have fenders on my bike. But I'm...

I do indeed have fenders on my bike. But I'm wondering what I can use in traffic to keep the top dry. Doesn't sound like the Brooks cover is the way to go?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By jc808

Yeah...late, out by the airport.

Yeah...late, out by the airport.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By jc808

Do these work?

The Brooks one (not the Velox one)

http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/veloxseatcover.html

Particularly if you're on & off the saddle, as in traffic. I figure it's gotta be better than the shower...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By jc808

It's not supposed to rain in Los Angeles

On my way home from work last night, I got caught in a bit of a shower. This is my first time since starting to commute earlier this year. I didn't like it one bit. I've never been a fan of riding in...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By jc808

Unnecessary.

Unnecessary.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By jc808

I love the 26's on my LHT. They totally make...

I love the 26's on my LHT. They totally make sense for my size, and I've never felt a difference in "ride quality" from the smaller wheel. Plus, you've got the added strength that comes from a...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By jc808

My 50cm Surly Long Haul Trucker is my only bike,...

My 50cm Surly Long Haul Trucker is my only bike, and that's pretty OK with me. There's really nothing I don't like about it. It's a little heavy, but the trade-off is that you feel like you have...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,478
Posted By jc808

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. ...

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/jckxlu/bill_ted.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 02:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,606
Posted By jc808

I watch TV and movies all day, and get paid for...

I watch TV and movies all day, and get paid for it.

...Only in Los Angeles!
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By jc808

I also came from a much lighter road bike before...

I also came from a much lighter road bike before moving to the LHT. There's no doubt that it handles differently and that calls for a bit of adjustment. It's designed for loaded touring. That means...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By jc808

I ride an LHT. Sure, compared to an aluminum/CF...

I ride an LHT. Sure, compared to an aluminum/CF racy type bike it's a bit heaver. But I've never felt like it's unbalanced. Where does it feel heavier to you?
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By jc808

I think you mean fast chargers? Typically, the...

I think you mean fast chargers? Typically, the slower you can charge a battery the better.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By jc808

I have this one: ...

I have this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-900-AlphaPower-Battery/dp/B00077AA5Q/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1217987713&sr=8-2


The amount of things it can do is...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,014
Posted By jc808

I don't get the wheel specs: Rims:...

I don't get the wheel specs:

Rims: Jalco DRX2000, Semi-aero, Double Wall, 32H; Hubs: Shimano Alivio MC12/MC18 w/ QR, 36H

32 or 36? Which is it?
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By jc808

+1 on the stretching. Warm up by riding gently...

+1 on the stretching. Warm up by riding gently for a mile or two, then get off and spend 5 minutes stretching.

Also, how's your form? I know my knees will hurt more when I pedal "toes down". When...
Forum: Touring
07-28-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By jc808

Where are they available this cheap? Also,...

Where are they available this cheap?

Also, are the ramps as flat as the Noodle?
07-25-08, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By jc808

Are there any shops in L.A. that sell...

Panniers? Good quality ones...not those grocery ones like they sell at REI. If they happen to handsome panniers with a little charm, all the better.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By jc808

The Acorn bags are definitely nice-looking,...

The Acorn bags are definitely nice-looking, unfortunately, they're not currently accepting new orders. Guess they're a little backed up.


The only Basil bag I've seen available domestically is...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By jc808

Which Arkels are you looking at?

Which Arkels are you looking at?
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By jc808

Good to know about the Frost Rivers. They're good...

Good to know about the Frost Rivers. They're good looking, but for that price they should be totally reliable!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By jc808

Pannier Options

Just trying to get a handle on all my options so I can finally make a choice!

There's the affordable ones from Nashbar or REI. There's the Axioms, Blackburns, Topeaks. A step up from there might...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By jc808

Whoa. They used to have a really crappy website....

Whoa. They used to have a really crappy website. Now they have an over-stylized, hard to navigate crappy website. Those panniers look kinda cool though.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By jc808

I'm sorry to disagree, but warped plastic is not...

I'm sorry to disagree, but warped plastic is not an indicator of "great quality".

I lowered them as far as I could. The bracket that attaches to the fork crown only drops so low. And I would have...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By jc808

For the record, these were the wrong size....

For the record, these were the wrong size. They're definitely meant for 700c tires. There's about an inch gap between the fender and tire. Also, I'm a bit disappointed at the quality. If they're...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By jc808

I think I'll try the bike shop for spare parts...

I think I'll try the bike shop for spare parts before I start fashioning my own at the hardware store. Thanks for all the suggestions...I'm sure there's a winner in there!
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By jc808

Rack Question (With Pictures!)

I found this rack on Craigslist, but I'm having a little trouble getting it mounted. Needless to say, it didn't come with hardware or anything. What do you want for discount prices?

As you can see...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By jc808

Weird. How's that possible...those are pretty...

Weird. How's that possible...those are pretty different diameters?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By jc808

Did I order the wrong fenders?

I just bought a set of SKS P50 fenders for my bike with 26" wheels. Amazon listed them as being the right ones for this wheel size, but now I've read a few things that say they're for 700c wheels....
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