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10-14-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,911
Posted By mangosalsa

Awesome builds! Work sent me to Frankfurt...

Awesome builds!

Work sent me to Frankfurt 12 days ago, so I will have to wait until next time.
On the bright side .. I'm getting a TON of inspiration here; in terms of building
a sweet ride!
09-28-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 707,203
Posted By mangosalsa

A real beauty!

A real beauty!
09-21-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,911
Posted By mangosalsa

Same here. When(ever) I get around to repainting,...

Same here. When(ever) I get around to repainting, I'd like to find this color, if possible.
09-20-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,911
Posted By mangosalsa

Breakdown Begins ...

Breakdown Begins

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/37195357061_5b01ef90f1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YEPVMF)2017-09-18 (https://flic.kr/p/YEPVMF) by Carl Thomas...
09-18-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,911
Posted By mangosalsa

Late to the party entry. While dropping a bunch...

Late to the party entry. While dropping a bunch of stuff at our local scrap donation last February, this
Motobecane Grand Touring was laying in the pile. Since the policy is, "you can take as long...
09-18-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,911
Posted By mangosalsa

This is awesome /\ /\ /\ :thumb:

This is awesome /\ /\ /\ :thumb:
09-16-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 31,911
Posted By mangosalsa

EDIT: I see plenty of re-sprays in challenges....

EDIT: I see plenty of re-sprays in challenges. Disregard. Day1 pics coming.

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Just got wind of this challenge ... yeah, two weeks left. I have a complete in the shed that needs a push to...
04-03-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13,717
Views: 2,801,075
Posted By mangosalsa

Saved this from dumpster death. I believe it's a...

Saved this from dumpster death. I believe it's a 92', given that it has the Specialized-branded FS "Future Shock".
Missing the bolts on the fork stanchions, but it did have the stock wheels/hubs....
Forum: Commuting
09-22-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,815
Posted By mangosalsa

Some nice old rides in here, I've never checked...

Some nice old rides in here, I've never checked this thread before. Nothing for me to share though,
since giving the "clunker" away this Summer. There's always another one on it's way though.
Replies: 25
Views: 8,498
Posted By mangosalsa

Or go out and find an old Super Maxy crank and...

Or go out and find an old Super Maxy crank and run nearly anything you want. Currently mine is 48-34.
Loving that low low low Q
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Forum: Commuting
05-03-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By mangosalsa

Charlotte, NC commuters? I need your help.

Hey there. I will be working in Charlotte for 3-6 months, starting June 1st. I have a couple of concerns right now, and maybe a local can help.

1) I saw plenty of bikes when I visited for the job...
Forum: Touring
04-27-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By mangosalsa

You can easily convert those old frames to 700c...

You can easily convert those old frames to 700c wheels. Some of the older brakes on these bikes will actually reach, but you can get Tektro long reach brakes that do the job very well. I use the R556...
Forum: Touring
04-27-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By mangosalsa

That Thorn is awesome! FWIW: For a journey...

That Thorn is awesome!

FWIW: For a journey that long, I'd be looking at a MTB built for monster tire clearance, and
trying to get the load spread low, or possibly take a single-wheel trailer with...
Forum: Touring
04-19-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,404
Views: 2,078,506
Posted By mangosalsa

1986 Fuji Sagres ... 3-day ride / camp over the...

1986 Fuji Sagres ... 3-day ride / camp over the weekend. 148 miles, 20+ on dirt roads.
My first "official" tour and I am already mapping out the next route. Learned a lot
over the weekend. Color...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,227
Posted By mangosalsa

If he's been a problem before, you can blind copy...

If he's been a problem before, you can blind copy your response to HR. Be sure that his original emails are part of the reply/forward. Let work handle work. I work with some major PITA's. At the end...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 309,064
Posted By mangosalsa

I had been riding a 1991 Bridgestone CB1 until I...

I had been riding a 1991 Bridgestone CB1 until I built something else. These were Grant's designs with his time at Bridgestone. The geometry of this frame is the same as the Atlantis. They do not...
03-11-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,261
Posted By mangosalsa

I'm heading up to the Virginia Creeper next...

I'm heading up to the Virginia Creeper next month. Anyone have tire suggestions for this trail? Should I run MTB tires, or can I stick with my
"urban" tires? Also plan on camping at the top. If...
Forum: Touring
08-19-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By mangosalsa

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7004_1.html Had...

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7004_1.html

Had to order one recently. They were under 5 bucks shipped.
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By mangosalsa

Sure. :) I don't know why everyone is so...

Sure. :)

I don't know why everyone is so offended by these statements. Let's just say that I've been doing security work for some time and I might have a different opinion on that particular...
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By mangosalsa

Give me a break. Do you have any idea how tough...

Give me a break. Do you have any idea how tough it can be to find a leak or breach? It doesn't have to be outside criminals hacking into servers. It's usually some employee going through numbers or...
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By mangosalsa

Hey OP, long time Linux user and Sys Admin here....

Hey OP, long time Linux user and Sys Admin here. Been using Ubuntu on the home desktops for years now. Using Debian and CentOS for the servers. The best Ubuntu versions are the "LTS" versions, for...
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By mangosalsa

As a long-time Nashbar customer, and as an...

As a long-time Nashbar customer, and as an ex-employee, I personally trust them. Like every other company that went to the net, they've had their issues. Nashbar has continued to impress me when...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,507
Posted By mangosalsa

Put a broom stick on the top of your rear tire,...

Put a broom stick on the top of your rear tire, then rest the other end of it on top of the handlebars ... follow that angle. Odd yes, works well though. From that point you can start moving them to...
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,875
Posted By mangosalsa

From the "I'm sure you've seen this but it works"...

From the "I'm sure you've seen this but it works" department.

My "Penny" stove boils water pretty fast considering I built it for free from recycled Heineken cans. Heet costs me $1.47 a bottle...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,463
Posted By mangosalsa

This is one of my favorite topics. Having spents...

This is one of my favorite topics. Having spents $1000's on bike gear many many moons ago, trying to get the best MTB parts and staying ahead of the curve, I'm happy to say that I now ride a 1991...
07-22-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,412,259
Posted By mangosalsa

What frame is this?

What frame is this?
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,648
Posted By mangosalsa

Almost forgot ... the Evening news is another...

Almost forgot ... the Evening news is another tool you can use. Footage of buses coming too close to cyclists makes a great story. Not to mention a call to "PR" to watch the story when it airs.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,706
Posted By mangosalsa

Actually, there were 3 "roadies" ... 2 guys on...

Actually, there were 3 "roadies" ... 2 guys on bikes, and you driving your car. Give em' all the room they want when you are behind the wheel. I don't see the point of this complaint at all.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,648
Posted By mangosalsa

"Comment: A bicycle may be...

"Comment: A bicycle may be operated on either a shoulder or on the roadway (the travel lanes). The locations will be based upon traffic volume, the...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By mangosalsa

Study done here at UNC, the abstract is...

Study done here at UNC, the abstract is here:http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/13/1216
Forum: Commuting
07-14-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,082
Posted By mangosalsa

Wait, what? Over the past year OR two? Is it one...

Wait, what? Over the past year OR two? Is it one year, or two? This is important information.
3 hours? 3? I can't wrap my head around this statement at all. I could tune my entire bike, and give my...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,666
Posted By mangosalsa

The "Triangle" area in NC is currently full ......

The "Triangle" area in NC is currently full ... no jobs. The one area here that is the most bicycle-friendly is also the most expensive to live in. That and there is a permanent stink of patchouli...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15,297
Views: 11,071,721
Posted By mangosalsa

Not everyone, mine's more of a hybrid with 26"...

Not everyone, mine's more of a hybrid with 26" wheels. Don't sweat it, MTB's are sturdy beasts.

At rest some time ago
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b228/surly321/CBsm.png
Got it's own desk...
Forum: Touring
07-09-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By mangosalsa

Yes, I'd set up a camp on Sunday night at the...

Yes, I'd set up a camp on Sunday night at the first place, then move to another area in a day or 2. I'd probably park my car at work in case I needed to run an errand during the week. I guess I...
Forum: Touring
07-09-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By mangosalsa

Anyone bike camping & working ??

I'm thinking of taking a few days to bike camp, but not in the normal way. I have another trip planned this year, so my days off are numbered. There are 3 campgrounds within a 20 mile radius of my...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By mangosalsa

Sorry man, that sucks. I've often wondered why...

Sorry man, that sucks. I've often wondered why UNC has bike racks in the darkest, easiest-to-prey upon places. The UNC cops should be notified for sure.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,356
Posted By mangosalsa

I may be the only one thinking this ... but here...

I may be the only one thinking this ... but here it goes. First, I applaud your enthusiasm. If it were me I'd be looking at used bikes to add commuter items to, just to get used to that trip. If you...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By mangosalsa

62+ planned for Saturday ... then it's 2 days of...

62+ planned for Saturday ... then it's 2 days of R&R.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 239,484
Posted By mangosalsa

Tired morning, post hockey night (Go Pens!)...

Tired morning, post hockey night (Go Pens!) recovery ride. Split the commute with the bus today, as we have a half-day and can ride all afternoon. Have a great weekend.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 249,637
Posted By mangosalsa

I don't know if this has been said enough, but...

I don't know if this has been said enough, but here goes. Make all the right measurements and make sure the bike fits you. I thought I had a fitting system down until recently. Oh what a difference a...
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By mangosalsa

DISREGARD: You wanted something without the...

DISREGARD: You wanted something without the recessed nut. Although you can drill out the bridge.
==========================================================================

Like the Tektro R556? ...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,197
Posted By mangosalsa

Why not experiment? Bring your bike to work in...

Why not experiment? Bring your bike to work in your car, leave the car there and ride home. You HAVE to ride to work then. See if you can leave your car there longer and longer. After a week or 2 you...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By mangosalsa

When you put it on the rack, the front swing arm...

When you put it on the rack, the front swing arm can seem a bit weak at first. I always put the hook over the top of the tire and then rock the bike a little to make sure the spring inside the hook...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 239,484
Posted By mangosalsa

As much as I'd hate to wait around for them, I...

As much as I'd hate to wait around for them, I would have called the police.
Better to have it all on record at the scene. That sucks, glad he was OK
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,815
Posted By mangosalsa

If I had that budget ... Salsa Casseroll or Cross...

If I had that budget ... Salsa Casseroll or Cross Check, aluminum fenders (if applicable), and a narrow rear rack.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By mangosalsa

+1 Personally, I'd keep it to ride...

+1

Personally, I'd keep it to ride distance on the weekends. Actually building my old road bike up to do this exact thing. Grab a new or used bike as a commuter specific ride. Nothing like an...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15,297
Views: 11,071,721
Posted By mangosalsa

:love: I'm smitten!

:love: I'm smitten!
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 239,484
Posted By mangosalsa

Really cold (to me) out at 6am and it took awhile...

Really cold (to me) out at 6am and it took awhile to get my heart & lungs to follow my legs. This afternoon's ride home will make it 454 miles since last Monday (woohoo!). Never thought I'd get back...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 239,484
Posted By mangosalsa

Oh yeah, nice talking with you. We should get the...

Oh yeah, nice talking with you. We should get the RTP riders together once a month, or every couple of months. Maybe a neutral coffee spot everyone can get to. What ya think? It was good to hear the...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 239,484
Posted By mangosalsa

Damp roads, and 40 degrees out meant that "Mr....

Damp roads, and 40 degrees out meant that "Mr. Creaky Knees" was in full effect. Took a break at the halfway point to eat a banana and dose the Tylenol. Head winds the last 3 miles or so, but it was...
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