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Forum: Commuting
04-27-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,514
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I recently bought a Swobo Baxter for commuting....

I recently bought a Swobo Baxter for commuting. It came wearing Vittoria Ranonneur tires in 700x32. http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pvirnd/vittoria_randonneur_tire/pp.htm They have a very smooth...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Check out Swobo bikes http://www.swobo.com/ I...

Check out Swobo bikes http://www.swobo.com/ I just bought a Baxter. It's 4 or 5 lbs heavier than my K2 cyclocross bike... not so much heavier than my Surly Crosscheck. So it takes me a little...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,510
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I can attest to that. I just started commuting on...

I can attest to that. I just started commuting on a new Swobo Baxter with the Alfine 8. Wonderful hub... smooth and quiet. I have to say that a few years back I did get used to the ticking. But I...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,510
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Well I've never rode the Nexus 7 speed. But I did...

Well I've never rode the Nexus 7 speed. But I did have a Sram 7 speed hub which did the exact same thing. It turned out this was simply a function of the hub once shifted into the higher gears. In my...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

No. The rack drops down on the sides and the...

No. The rack drops down on the sides and the 'panniers' feature a hook that, well, hooks onto the rack. I took the extra step of securing them with a few zip ties, just to slow down any...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I've got a pretty bright DYI 20 watt halogen...

I've got a pretty bright DYI 20 watt halogen lamp. The battery weighs about 2 lbs, but it's way bright and you don't have to lug it around unless you're fairly certain you'll be riding after dark.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Well, there are times, like mile 14 on your way...

Well, there are times, like mile 14 on your way home after a full work day, when comfort trumps style.



It steers quicker than I thought it would. Some riders might even characterize it as...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I just bought a Swobo Baxter with a Shimano...

I just bought a Swobo Baxter with a Shimano Alfine 8 speed hub. Some riders say that once you have the right tools and practice disconnecting and reconnecting the shifter cable a few times it's not...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I've had a 1x9 and even a 1x7. Great way to go......

I've had a 1x9 and even a 1x7. Great way to go... and you don't have to remember where your front derailleur is positioned. I recently went a step further and bought a Swobo Baxter with a Shimano 8...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Alright then, I got off my lazy but and took some...

Alright then, I got off my lazy but and took some pic's this morning of my particular take on the Baxter. It's a bike which screams for a little personalization and after a while few of them will...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I haven't had to monkey around with the sliding...

I haven't had to monkey around with the sliding dropouts. As for the stock bars, they're fine for short rides, but I had to change them out for some mustache style bars in order to have some...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

The stock Vittoria Randonneur tires have...

The stock Vittoria Randonneur tires have reflective side walls and it comes with spoke mounted reflectors on both wheels.

DanO
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Shimano Rapid fire shifter. Although I believe it...

Shimano Rapid fire shifter. Although I believe it works backwards - push thumb to upshift pull finger to downshift.

DanO
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I've got a mini-rack from Nashbar on mine...

I've got a mini-rack from Nashbar on mine...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Have you thought about looking for a used bike?...

Have you thought about looking for a used bike? It can be a drag to sift through Craig's List, since A LOT of what you see is hopelessly over-priced in my opinion, but if you're patient and savy you...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Yea... that did occur to me. Haven't taken any...

Yea... that did occur to me. Haven't taken any pic's of my ride. But it's one of these http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product_info_b.php?cPath=201_1473 with a few accessories. I'll post some tomorrow....
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Loving the new Swobo Baxter

I needed something new to get me back into riding to work and back. When I saw the Swobo Baxter it made me smile, so I ordered one through the local bike shop... because the guy's really cool and...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,502
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I'm excited about the new Alfine 11 spd as well....

I'm excited about the new Alfine 11 spd as well. But I didn't want to wait - and frankly, didn't have the additional 4 or 5 hundred a bike so equipped would cost just now. So I just took delivery of...
04-07-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Hey Thanks a bunch. I didn't realize the Shimano...

Hey Thanks a bunch. I didn't realize the Shimano site was so helpful. Went there and downloaded some PDF's.

DanO
04-07-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Shimano Alfine Cranks - self extracting bolts?

Hey folks;

The Shimano Alfine bottom bracket on my new Swobo Baxter loosened up a bit on its maiden ride. When I went to remove the left hand crank arm to tighten it up I hadn't seen a crank arm...
06-05-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Signed up for the 100. Last year I barely made...

Signed up for the 100. Last year I barely made it, and swore I'd be trained up for it this year. But it snuck up on me again! I've done a couple 50-60 hilly rides the last couple weeks. So I should...
06-04-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Thanks man. I forgot that Sram is pretty decent...

Thanks man. I forgot that Sram is pretty decent about posting info on their products. I guess I was being lazy.

DanO
06-04-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Truvativ 2 piece crank torque

Hey all;

I've got a K2 cyclocross bike with a truvativ elita GXP 2 piece crank. The left side arm came loose on the ride home last night, so I snugged it up with my muliti tool. Of course with my...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bottomfeeder

For the most part I get nailed by staples and......

For the most part I get nailed by staples and... nails. Not lately though.

DanO
Forum: Commuting
03-18-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,586
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Build it with your friend. Then you should be...

Build it with your friend. Then you should be half way to knowing how to fix it when something breaks or wears out. THAT will save you money... and you won't have to wait on a shop to fix your bike....
11-29-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Bottomfeeder

How to delete or consolidate multiple postings?

Hi;

So it's probably a no no, but I posted the same thread in multiple forums. The useful life of the threads has run out, and I would like to consolidate and/or delete most of the threads. But I...
11-29-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bottomfeeder

OK. I guess I sounded like a dick myself and I...

OK. I guess I sounded like a dick myself and I apologize. It was just frustrating trying to drum up some kind of support for the guy from out on the west coast. You sound like a fair dude and as I...
11-28-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Yea. I saw that post. Unfortunately it didn't do...

Yea. I saw that post. Unfortunately it didn't do much to help the guy out. Instead, people took the story in the local paper as gospel and launched into a debate on whether or not he deserved what he...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-28-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Check out his map....

Check out his map. http://tokudome8810.petit.cc/grape1/ Harato will be passing through Ohio on a south/western course as he gets back under way. He updates his map every couple of days when he's on...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-28-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Harato did get his visa extended. I was glad to...

Harato did get his visa extended. I was glad to hear about that. And in fact, if he hadn't, I was going to suggest that he overstay it anyway. Lord knows we've got millions of souls wandering this...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-28-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to...

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to report that he is soon to be fully recovered and back in the saddle. He has been helped by someone who speaks fluent Japanese as well as English, in...
Forum: Northeast
11-28-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to...

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to report that he is soon to be fully recovered and back in the saddle. He has been helped by someone who speaks fluent Japanese as well as English, in...
11-28-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to...

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to report that he is soon to be fully recovered and back in the saddle. He has been helped by someone who speaks fluent Japanese as well as English, in...
11-28-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to...

I spoke with Harato by phone today. I am glad to report that he is soon to be fully recovered and back in the saddle. He has been helped by someone who speaks fluent Japanese as well as English, in...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-26-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Amazing Japanese Cyclo-tourist needs help in Erie, PA.

Hi Guys and Gals;

If you are in the Erie, PA area, I would like you to take a few minutes and check out the following links. They tell the story of an amazing dude I hosted at my home in Southern...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Yea. You did exactly what I should have done...

Yea. You did exactly what I should have done before posting. I was hasty, didn't do my homework, and the result was a vague and ineffective attempt to try and get someone in the area with the means...
11-25-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I'm afraid the title of the thread is now...

I'm afraid the title of the thread is now misleading. A fellow forum member googled the 'City Mission New Life Center' and found it is in Erie, PA. Anybody out there in Erie with the means to check...
11-25-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I looked at that website and it appears you are...

I looked at that website and it appears you are absolutely right. I should have google that before starting the thread... instead of just looking at the map and guessing. So anybody out there in...
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Actually, I've been corrected. A fellow forum...

Actually, I've been corrected. A fellow forum member googled the 'City Mission New Life Center' and found it is in Erie, PA.

DanO
11-25-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bottomfeeder

You're absolutely right of course. I was just...

You're absolutely right of course. I was just interested in posting it where it might get noticed the most... and planned on consolidating it there. I know that some Forumites hang in just one or two...
11-25-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Bottomfeeder

please read! Japanese cyclo-tourist needs your help in upper New York state!

Hey everybody;

215 days ago I met Harato Tokudome, a Japanese cyclist, on my commute home in Southern California. He was two days out of LAX... just starting on a quest to pedal the word PEACE...
11-25-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Please read! Japanese cyclo-tourist needs your help in upper New York state!

Hey everybody;

First and foremost, I was wrong in my assumption. Our bro in trouble is in Erie, PA. So with that said...

215 days ago I met Harato Tokudome, a Japanese cyclist, on my commute...
Forum: Northeast
11-25-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Please read! Japanese cyclo-tourist needs your help in upper New York state!

Hey everybody;

First of all, I was wrong, our brother is in Erie, PA. So with that said...

215 days ago I met Harato Tokudome, a Japanese cyclist, on my commute home in Southern California. He...
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Please read! Japanese cyclo-tourist needs your help in upper New York state!

Hey everybody;

215 days ago I met Harato Tokudome, a Japanese cyclist, on my commute home in Southern California. He was two days out of LAX... just starting on a quest to pedal the word PEACE...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I wanna know ALOT more about that magical ability...

I wanna know ALOT more about that magical ability to slice through Santa Ana winds you mentioned. I'll ride any bike that has more of that.

DanO
10-02-08, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Bottomfeeder

yea. believe it or not... the wear was...

yea. believe it or not... the wear was consistent, left & right, front and rear. That's what made me so sick about it. My only hope, and resignation, in trying a newer rim is that the old Aria 27x1's...
10-01-08, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Need some new 27" rims

Hey guys;

I've been working on a vintage refurbishment for some time. The original Aria 27x1" rims were primo, but the spokes were really corroded. So I bought new spokes, took a wheel building...
10-01-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Bottomfeeder

yea that's a good one. I looked around a little...

yea that's a good one. I looked around a little more and found this one. It's the right shape for my bag... albeit a bit more expensive.
10-01-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Bottomfeeder

Need halogen system battery upgrade suggestions

Hey guys;

I am currently running an MR16 12V 20 watt spot with one of these http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2055 14.4V 5ah NiMH batteries. The light is great. BUT,...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bottomfeeder

I for one agree that most enthusiast magazines...

I for one agree that most enthusiast magazines must walk a fine line between cover price and the amount of advertising they must print in order to fund the rag. Why do you think so many of those fine...
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