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Forum: Commuting
05-11-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,421
Posted By badgnome

Avoid the Knog. It is flimsy and simply not loud...

Avoid the Knog. It is flimsy and simply not loud enough outdoors for any situation that is not ideal.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By badgnome

Okay just bought my Keen Austin replacements and...

Okay just bought my Keen Austin replacements and will try them this week. Here are the $80 Giro Rumbles with their predecessors:

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Forum: Commuting
02-21-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By badgnome

I bike commute every day and will take trips to...

I bike commute every day and will take trips to happy hour, lunch, outside meetings, grocery store, etc. during the day or on the way home from work.

The Keen Austin was a do everything shoe that...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By badgnome

Replacement for Keen Austin?

I've had these 4 years and they are starting to wear out. I looked online recently and discovered they were discontinued and replaced in Keen's lineup with a sandal SPD (don't want that). I have...
Forum: Touring
06-29-14, 10:10 PM
Forum: Touring
06-29-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By badgnome

I've been looking to go to Vietnam ever since I...

I've been looking to go to Vietnam ever since I saw that Top Gear special a few years back. Looks like you could make it a combined trip with train and ferry portions to mix it up a bit too.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

rms13: Yeah right after I bought they Felt I went...

rms13: Yeah right after I bought they Felt I went to a local Frankenbike swap and saw a used Cannondale frame/fork with a small dent on the top tube for $50. Even though this wasn't the best...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Well I changed my find and finally went with a...

Well I changed my find and finally went with a NOS frame and fork from GVH bikes:

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I took it to a bike shop that had a campy chain tool and it turned out their example was defective.
05-26-14, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,570
Posted By badgnome

Is this the part about Taiwan still true?

Is this the part about Taiwan still true?
Forum: Touring
02-01-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By badgnome

Thanks for all the replies. This helps me decided...

Thanks for all the replies. This helps me decided where to tour in the future.

I just found a page indicating that Vietnam is pretty bike/rail friendly:
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Forum: Touring
01-31-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By badgnome

List of Countries where can take your bike on the train

I only know of the US and Canada for this and was hoping this was a common practce. Looking to do a bike/train tour and this could help me decide where to go.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,152
Posted By badgnome

I just got a pair of Novarra Cragmont jeans on...

I just got a pair of Novarra Cragmont jeans on sale at REI. I do like the stretchy material, the fit, and the tappered legs. The reflective material though is mostly covered by the pocket flaps.
...
Forum: Texas
12-26-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By badgnome

OP: Did you ever do the tour?

OP: Did you ever do the tour?
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By badgnome

That's wonderful to see a Trek with Campy...

That's wonderful to see a Trek with Campy something that will probably never happen again. The crank almost looks brand new. That is worth way more than $200. I would pay three times that to use...
Forum: Touring
12-25-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 137,221
Posted By badgnome

356558 My 2009 that just had a complete...

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My 2009 that just had a complete overhaul done including a framesaver application. The did change the saddle height and angle so I may have to go back to readjust.

Over the last four...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By badgnome

http://italianbicycles.files.wordpress.com/2011/11...

http://italianbicycles.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/db-verona-blue.jpg

The Verona looks nice and the frameset is $600. Would look great with the Centaur 10 speed group I have.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By badgnome

I'm looking too for morre info on them.(yeah I...

I'm looking too for morre info on them.(yeah I know this was an old thread but I had the exact same question). Smart Cycles (smartcycles.com) in CT is a dealer. Anyone have experiences with them?
Forum: Touring
12-02-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By badgnome

I think it has always had 520 series tubing. Saw...

I think it has always had 520 series tubing. Saw a new one the other day for $1429. Glad to see it is still made in Taiwan, but have to say I think my root beer brown 520 looks better. The white...
Forum: Touring
11-30-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,160
Posted By badgnome

Just saw one at my local Performance store marked...

Just saw one at my local Performance store marked down to $699. Schwalbe tires, 520 tubing, fenders, down tube shifters. A great deal.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,332
Posted By badgnome

I like the goals of this article and do think the...

I like the goals of this article and do think the writer is sincere, but reality does get in the way.

Relatively speaking cycling is not a safe mode of travel in the US as only pedestrians and...
Forum: Touring
05-30-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By badgnome

Yeah I commute 5 days a week 2.5 miles each way...

Yeah I commute 5 days a week 2.5 miles each way in long pants.

Did not see anything on the rings except for their sizes and codes. It still looks like 120mm or 12cm to me........wish there was...
Forum: Touring
05-30-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By badgnome

Looks to be 120 mm. I did find an ebay retailer...

Looks to be 120 mm. I did find an ebay retailer from Hong Kong who has Bike Chainguard 48T BCD-120mm 4 Bolts CGF so I might try that.

Went to Mellow Johnny's here in Austin and they said that I...
Forum: Touring
05-29-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By badgnome

Not sure why I would need new chainrings but...

Not sure why I would need new chainrings but knowing that it is 110 BCD is helpful.....Looks like bashguard doesn't offer a 48t in any BCD so I might have to find OEM.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Finally decided. I went beyond my budget but the...

Finally decided. I went beyond my budget but the combination of columbus tubing, light weight, room for 28mms, internal cable routing and beautiful graphics drew me in:...
Forum: Touring
05-28-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By badgnome

Replacement chain guard for 2009 Trek 520

This bike comes with the Shimano Trekking M453, 26/36/48 teeth crankset. The stock is four hole but I don't know what the BCD is.

I also wasn't sure if this...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Despite it being over budget this is the one that...

Despite it being over budget this is the one that keeps calling me:

http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-24303-cinelli-experience-aluminum-frameset.aspx
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,440
Posted By badgnome

Shimano A530 versus Wellgo WAM-D10

Which is better for a commuter?


Pros for Wellgo are price and pins on non-spd side.
http://www.mtbr.com/cat/drivetrain/pedal/wellgo/wam-d10/prd_414675_135crx.aspx

Pros for Shimano are...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Thanks fellow "Greg".....Yes, the Motobecane...

Thanks fellow "Greg".....Yes, the Motobecane comes from a store/online retailer in your neck of the woods. Hmmm, maybe an excuse for an Austin to Dallas, IH-35 road trip......

I have the...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

And the finalist are: Ridley Tempo...

And the finalist are:

Ridley Tempo (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=90593)
Motobecane Vent Noir (http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=2445)...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

I'm thinking either 25 or 28 tires on this bike,...

I'm thinking either 25 or 28 tires on this bike, though I have never ridden the latter.

Found another 7005 series frame for not a lot. Anyone own a Motta frame/bike?
...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

This could fit the bill: ...

This could fit the bill:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=90593
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Nashbar is a little on the low end considering it...

Nashbar is a little on the low end considering it will be a campy centaur bike. Still I am sure the Nashbar frames are worth $150.......Ridleys look really nice in the pics.....Motobecane too. From...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Soma ES looks nice but is too close to my 520....

Soma ES looks nice but is too close to my 520. Looking for a aluminum bike partially because I've never had one before. Also because there are some aluminum Taiwan-made frames, e.g. Motobecane, that...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Closer toward race bike geometry. I have a Trek...

Closer toward race bike geometry. I have a Trek 520 now with a long wheelbase and over 30 lbs of heft.

Point taken on the rear rack. That is certainly more important than fenders or kickstand.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

I ordered Campy Centaur from the UK. Hopefully I...

I ordered Campy Centaur from the UK. Hopefully I will be able to build at bike with this at about the price of a complete 105 bike from a LBS.

Luckily we have Frankenbike in my town where I can...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By badgnome

Which frame/fork combo for a fast commuter?

I was going to put more emphasis on components for this build so wanted to keep the frame and fork to less than $400. This is going to be the fast commuter and not the workhorse which means no...
03-09-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 661
Posted By badgnome

And the price of that personal freedom is almost...

And the price of that personal freedom is almost 35,000 deaths a year since over 90% of those are due to human error. Just because we as a society have gotten used to paying the price for something...
11-28-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By badgnome

Seems like a good idea badly executed. Are there...

Seems like a good idea badly executed. Are there similar products out there? I was looking for a commuter helmet and saw this list:

http://road.cc/tags/commuter-helmet
Forum: Commuting
11-21-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,414
Posted By badgnome

In Austin the drivers seem to be the responsible...

In Austin the drivers seem to be the responsible party the majority of the time:

"So far in 2012, 21 percent of crashes between cyclists and cars have been the fault of the cyclist."
...
06-14-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By badgnome

If anyone here is a lawyer with knowledge is this...

If anyone here is a lawyer with knowledge is this sphere that would be especially helpful. Thanks.

My next action will be to get the police report since the local media never followed up on the...
06-14-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By badgnome

Cyclist Run over in Shoulder and nothing done

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2012/05/11/dps_report_driver_in_fatal_cra.html?cxntfid=blogs_the_blotter

This was over a month ago and AFAIK no...
Forum: Touring
12-27-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By badgnome

I have a 2010 Root Beer 520 and it looks like the...

I have a 2010 Root Beer 520 and it looks like the new one has a few changes. On the positive the rack looks more substantial than mine and the Tektro levers have a release on them. On the downside...
02-14-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,157
Posted By badgnome

Let's just say for a moment that all riders are...

Let's just say for a moment that all riders are recreational ones. Now let's also remember that most of our streets, save the large capacity arterials and highways, have parking built into their...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,900
Posted By badgnome

I really disliked using messenger bags in the...

I really disliked using messenger bags in the summer with the extra sweat they helped produce running down my back on the way to work.

I like having nothing on my body and everything on the bike....
01-31-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,157
Posted By badgnome

I don't get Hunter's argument probably b/c it is...

I don't get Hunter's argument probably b/c it is politically motivated by an idea I don't particularly agree with.

I work for an MPO that constitutes 5 counties. We have hundreds of "regionally...
Forum: Touring
01-30-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By badgnome

mthayer: Nothing really sticks out beside...

mthayer: Nothing really sticks out beside Kerrville. Would be nice to take a tour with small towns at short intervals like we were in Europe. Places of historical interest, BBQs, wineries, and state...
Forum: Touring
01-27-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By badgnome

I'm interested. Not interested in 100 mile days...

I'm interested. Not interested in 100 mile days but something with a good pace. I got a touring bike last year and panniers. Would love to see parts of Texas that I've missed so far, e.g. Kerrville.
Forum: Introductions
01-26-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By badgnome

Commuter from Austin

Hey there all. Former roadie and racer now a commuter and possibly tourer from Central Texas. I wanted to do some touring in Europe or Asia with my new Trek 520, but don't know anyone interested.
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