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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By astroman

Thanks for the tips! I will check the tyre. I had...

Thanks for the tips! I will check the tyre. I had not considered that. Don't want to replace the rim unless I have to. But if so I will order rim only and build from existing parts here. SJs is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-12, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By astroman

Rear wheel/ tube issue on brompton

Hi all, just after some advice. I had a puncture on my brompton m6. After swapping the tube, I culdn't get the tube and tyre to sit right. It bulged. I checked and the rim tape was out of kilter. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,448
Posted By astroman

i hear you all. it is more an attitude i sense...

i hear you all. it is more an attitude i sense and dislike, than an impediment. i too will use the commute to interval train (for kg loss) but will not do so on cyclepaths that are full of traffic. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,448
Posted By astroman

aggressive bike commuters

hey, this is neither a question nor a rant, just an observation. i went for an easy ride before work with a colleague this morning. we work in the city and met there and rode out around the...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By astroman

well, yes, i think wizard of oz sums it up...

well, yes, i think wizard of oz sums it up best...i just need some red clipless shoes and i'll be set the for rest of storm season...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By astroman

yes, weird, it was fast! like no shopping trolley...

yes, weird, it was fast! like no shopping trolley i have ever seen before...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By astroman

a strange head on collision: moral - keep your eyes on the road (or the MUP)

this hardly needs saying, but, yes, it makes sense to keep you eyes on the MUP.
today, on the ride home from work there were continuing bad storms. I was riding along a deserted MUP when the...
Forum: Touring
06-28-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,869
Posted By astroman

jeanm thanks for the fullsome experimentation on...

jeanm thanks for the fullsome experimentation on our behalves (behalfs?)! super. when in finally lht up i will try it that way, front-stylin'...on a 58 with the 26 inch wheels...can't wait!
Forum: Touring
06-27-10, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,869
Posted By astroman

after i wrote my first reply to your question i...

after i wrote my first reply to your question i figured my rear rack aversion out. as a kid we all rode to school on 'racing' bikes with these awful rear racks that we attached our school bags to...
Forum: Touring
06-26-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,869
Posted By astroman

hmmm, i guess i don't like dragging stuff. front...

hmmm, i guess i don't like dragging stuff. front seems cleaner. i ride with carradice trax and a barley on my bikes currently, and feel like a change. maybe there is no reason except i like it...
Forum: Touring
06-26-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,869
Posted By astroman

sorry OP i don't know. but i really want to! i'd...

sorry OP i don't know. but i really want to! i'd love to commute with one front pannier on an lht. i hope people chime in!!!
06-18-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By astroman

i commute fixed about 90% of the time. about 40km...

i commute fixed about 90% of the time. about 40km round trip. it is super easy, and nothing to worry about, your extra distance should be fine. more importantly, i ride with a carradice barley bag,...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By astroman

i might be wrong, but it might be because the lht...

i might be wrong, but it might be because the lht has a very low, touring style, bottom bracket, hence the difference in bb-tt. just a thought...
06-10-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,260
Posted By astroman

maybe this is where i want to be. fast but...

maybe this is where i want to be. fast but spinny. i had always gone the bigger gear thinking that i was fitter because of it. not so i think. lance was right after all...go figure... but it is a...
06-09-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,260
Posted By astroman

spinners, how low do you go in the gear inch department?

i just went from 50/18 (about 74 inches) to the stock steamroller gearing of 47/19 (about 66 I gather). man, i have never spun so fast. i live in a flat area and i guess i don't go that much...
05-30-10, 08:19 AM
05-30-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By astroman

do road brake levers/hoods fit on the steamroller complete handlebars?

just wondering. i have a steamroller on order and don't like cross levers at all. i know there is no cable groove, but not sure if the geometry of the bars on the complete will take road levers. i...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-10, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By astroman

i have a barley with a bagman support. it is...

i have a barley with a bagman support. it is brilliant, no swing, no sway. if you can find one get one, you won't be sorry.
03-21-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,468
Posted By astroman

one thing that hasn't been mentioned is what...

one thing that hasn't been mentioned is what happens in emergency situations when instinct kicks in.
i have had a couple of freak near misses, dogs suddenly in front of me with no warning, and in...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-10, 06:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By astroman

yes. but it's why i swapped my light weight alu...

yes. but it's why i swapped my light weight alu bike for a solid steel ride. still scary in high winds, but much, much less so than before...i find myself riding much slower when side gusts are...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By astroman

thanks again all. so i get it now. trucker...

thanks again all. so i get it now. trucker really does equal buick. cross check equals jeep. basically i love solid, so for me both sound fun. and i dig my cantis too (pauls, lovely) so both...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-10, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By astroman

thanks for the replies everyone! obviously it...

thanks for the replies everyone!
obviously it seems personal, and depends on what qualities make a nice ride to indivduals. dead or steady...
the thing is i have been trying to figure out a...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By astroman

very nice steed cyclaholic and thanks for the...

very nice steed cyclaholic and thanks for the word. your current configuration is where i would go with it too. ten speed not triple. it just seems like a classic ride, like a working chap's...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By astroman

aside from obvious functionality is the LHT a joy to ride?

title says it. for some unexplainable reason I have good feelings about the LHT and am pondering grabbing a complete and doing some upgrades...brakes etc. It'll be in rotation with my ss on my 40km...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By astroman

bike flex with panniers: casseroll vs crosscheck

hello all,
i am looking at replacing my surly pacer frame for a rear rack compatible frame. the casseroll and crosscheck seem good contenders. however i am not sure about how (or if) each bike...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,937
Posted By astroman

thanks for the feedback. so, i guess my fantasy...

thanks for the feedback. so, i guess my fantasy of a carrying system that has no impact on handling and bike feel is just that - a fantasy. maybe i'll get used to having something dangling from my...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,937
Posted By astroman

saddle-bag/seat post bags versus panniers

hello all,
a few months ago i switched from a back pack to a seat-post supported bag for my commute (35-ish km round trip), to save my aging back. it does help, considerably, in that regard. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-09, 01:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By astroman

i have just replaced my old shimanos with paul...

i have just replaced my old shimanos with paul neo retro front and touring at back...really nice...no squealing so far, beautiful clean braking, feels much better than my ultegra road calipers on my...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By astroman

thanks sam83 and zpl, that's good to know. the...

thanks sam83 and zpl, that's good to know. the 55cm will be a good fit for me.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By astroman

grand, sorted, thank you linesman, thank you...

grand, sorted, thank you linesman, thank you ballboys.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 03:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 924
Posted By astroman

i ride to work when sick with a cold, even a bad...

i ride to work when sick with a cold, even a bad cold. but, like many have mentioned abov, if i am soooooo sick i can't move i will stay at home. in general though riding is always way, way better...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By astroman

salsa casseroll and heelstrike?

Hi all,
I have been considering swapping my surly pacer frame for a casseroll - in order to achieve a higher front end and thereby make the ol back feel better. my reading of the geo charts is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-09, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,583
Posted By astroman

thanks so much for the thoughtful replies! i...

thanks so much for the thoughtful replies! i really appreciate them.
where i live i can get dahon and maybe airimal (sp?).
from what i can tell the joey and the smooth hound seem best for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,583
Posted By astroman

a small wheel bike, just because?

hello foldies,
while researching a bike with low step over for my wife I started getting interested in folding bikes for myself. i have read quite a few of the threads, and know that many commute...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,648
Posted By astroman

no one has taken it up, so i will second SURLY...

no one has taken it up, so i will second SURLY PACER. that wil be a much better racer that a cross check and can be a perfect commuter too. soma smoothie is omthing to think about too.
02-01-09, 05:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By astroman

all will be good. personally, i'd choose a...

all will be good. personally, i'd choose a steamroller. the most utilitarian, fat tyre options as has been said. nice and solid. not too fancy. just right.
01-30-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By astroman

okay, you want to ride longish rides. cross...

okay, you want to ride longish rides. cross check, il pompino (both somewhat upright in geo), salsa casseroll (not a bike i would go for but has calipers of the long reach variety), a surly...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,878
Posted By astroman

wow, love the la cruz, especially in pared down...

wow, love the la cruz, especially in pared down format, am really pining for one. way more than a cross check. a stupid question, but it's my obsession at the moment, do the disc brakes squeal?
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 03:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
Posted By astroman

the OP is from brisbane australia - there will...

the OP is from brisbane australia - there will never be a reason for long pants on a bike there!
you folks riding in the cold should check out australia's heatwave - well over forty in the south. ...
01-23-09, 05:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,743
Posted By astroman

i ride both but on different bikes (crumpler...

i ride both but on different bikes (crumpler both). generally i find backpacks slightly (but only slightly) more comfortable on ss and geared set ups, but on fg i find backpacks bounce straight up...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By astroman

elbow, thanks for the fg word, ncie to know. i...

elbow, thanks for the fg word, ncie to know. i will try out first on geared bike and then give it a burl on the fg i think. in my searches i noticed roadfix (i think) had a barley on his fix.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By astroman

hang in there. i had a crash that kept me off...

hang in there. i had a crash that kept me off for six weeks (broken elbow), and it took a month to feel okay again after starting to ride. what i did find, though, was that i was so grateful for...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By astroman

ok xb nutt, i won't say a thing, but... holy cow!...

ok xb nutt, i won't say a thing, but... holy cow! sweet! sorry.
thanks for everyone's input. super helfpul. but, just wen i was set on the pendle and the bagman it looks like the bagman supports...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By astroman

wow, fantastic link. the carradice site is...

wow, fantastic link. the carradice site is rather lacking in info. i am thinking about a pendle plus support,which is 11L i believe, and my current backpack is 10L and fits everything fine. should...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By astroman

thank you schwinnrider, is your support the...

thank you schwinnrider,
is your support the one that's like the mini rack or the sqr thingy?
i assume the larger bags would bounce around quite a bit at high rpm...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By astroman

carradice barley bag load and fixed gear compatibility

hello,
1) would a barley bag hold the following: a small micro-fiber towel, jeans, shirt, socks/u-wear, wallet, phone, pump, tube, spanner, park tool.
2) anyone ride with a barley bag or...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-09, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By astroman

okay, so the tektros seem to be a possibility....

okay, so the tektros seem to be a possibility. i'll give em a shot.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By astroman

hey, thanks for the repsonse. it's not a stock...

hey, thanks for the repsonse. it's not a stock build, but it i do have shimano LX. i switched the pads right away, and the new ones function much better than the glass hard pads that come with the...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By astroman

do v-brakes squeal?

sorry, i asked this in cc, no dice. i am wanting to switch from cantis to v-brakes with the tektro rl520 brake lever. but i wanted to check with folks who ride with v brakes to see whether they...
01-12-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By astroman

oh but still curios about vs...brakes seems the...

oh but still curios about vs...brakes seems the number one topic about cross bikes, and i want a solution.
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