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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,942
Posted By bkbrouwer

I predict that SRAM will be taking the market...

I predict that SRAM will be taking the market from Shimano over the next five years like Shimano did to Campy 20 years ago. I tried to buy SRAM stock the other day, but they are a privately held...
06-23-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,905
Posted By bkbrouwer

I think Lance has a chance. I think he will ride...

I think Lance has a chance. I think he will ride hard and consistent and hope experience keeps him out of trouble. Then he just has to hope the other "bright bulbs" burn themselves out.
06-16-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By bkbrouwer

My favorite after 20 years of pumps.... ...

My favorite after 20 years of pumps....

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1031032_-1_1512507_20000_400167
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,996
Posted By bkbrouwer

Watch ebay for Giant OCR Composites. They are...

Watch ebay for Giant OCR Composites. They are great bikes that seem to be getting overlooked. The geometry is not true racing geometry, but I call that a plus. Much more comfortable on the long...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By bkbrouwer

Try these.... ...

Try these....

http://www.rei.com/product/697808
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,124
Posted By bkbrouwer

I use this... ...

I use this...

http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=1010001/444.0

I don't wear it much. but is sure is nice when you need it.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By bkbrouwer

North Face Shifty.... ...

North Face Shifty....

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___79927?CS_003=2477120&CS_010=79927

and yes, it's a "real" messenger bag. Adjustable strap length, stablizer strap, fully...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,857
Posted By bkbrouwer

I think the only real option would be to strip it...

I think the only real option would be to strip it and have it powder coated. But thats pricey of course. I decided to just roll with it. It's a $400 bike......
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,690
Posted By bkbrouwer

Easy.... http://www.rei.com/product/780465 ...

Easy....

http://www.rei.com/product/780465

And it's on sale! WooHoo!
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,736
Posted By bkbrouwer

Go to Subway. Order two sandwiches. Consume...

Go to Subway. Order two sandwiches. Consume sandwiches. Put baggies on feet.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,857
Posted By bkbrouwer

The handling is pretty quick as you would expect,...

The handling is pretty quick as you would expect, but it is a comfortable ride (with a new seat). My only real complaint is the paint. It chips when you sneeze.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,857
Posted By bkbrouwer

The headtube angle isn't slack but this answers...

The headtube angle isn't slack but this answers your other needs....

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm

I got one and built a Nexus 8 into it and added Nokian 106's for...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By bkbrouwer

If you get desperate, buy a 58cm or 60cm and put...

If you get desperate, buy a 58cm or 60cm and put a longer stem on it. You would just be mimicking the "compact geometry" concept. Not a great solution, but it works.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,963
Posted By bkbrouwer

The Bell Slant is the only hemlet I found that...

The Bell Slant is the only hemlet I found that has a visor that was truely designed to be removed and replaced frequently. It has a nice clip system instead of those holes that wear out. The clip...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,811
Posted By bkbrouwer

"Giving up gear range compared to a triple...

"Giving up gear range compared to a triple derailleur setup or a wide range double. The Nexus 8/Alfine hub range is about 305% or about the same as a 11-34 casette on a single front chainring...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,523
Posted By bkbrouwer

Buy a couple year old used Trek 1500 (or...

Buy a couple year old used Trek 1500 (or something similar) and throw a rack on it. Save the carbon for the weekends.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,523
Posted By bkbrouwer

Something with a good padded waist strap so you...

Something with a good padded waist strap so you can support the weight on your hips instead of your shoulders. Go to a good backpacking/outdoors store.

Something like this maybe....
...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By bkbrouwer

This is a little more expensive, but you don't...

This is a little more expensive, but you don't have to drill into your bed...

http://www.etrailer.com/pc-TRS~TH822.htm?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=ppc
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By bkbrouwer

I have the REI Novara Express jacket and pants. I...

I have the REI Novara Express jacket and pants. I sweat/condensate like a pig in them, so I rarely wear them. When working hard on a bike there is no such thing as waterproof/breathable.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,614
Posted By bkbrouwer

Central Florida is the lighting strike capital of...

Central Florida is the lighting strike capital of North America AND Florida claims to be "The Sunshine State". Anyone see a conflict here?
Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By bkbrouwer

Might as well get disk brakes if you can.... ...

Might as well get disk brakes if you can....

http://www.rei.com/product/779985
Forum: Commuting
04-03-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,076
Posted By bkbrouwer

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By bkbrouwer

+1 Check your cable adjustment per the green...

+1

Check your cable adjustment per the green area on this sheet...

http://www.hubstripping.com/shimano-inter8/shimano-nexus-inter-8-adjustment-installation-2-en.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By bkbrouwer

Car wax.....Apply. Let haze. Wipe. Enjoy.

Car wax.....Apply. Let haze. Wipe. Enjoy.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By bkbrouwer

I have pair of neophrene gloves I picked up from...

I have pair of neophrene gloves I picked up from Walmart years ago. I found them in the fishing section (made by Stearns). They work fine.

They are like these....
...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,761
Posted By bkbrouwer

"Teacher man now steps down from his soapbox now....

"Teacher man now steps down from his soapbox now. Thank you. "

I hate when people don't proof read.

Be very careful when throwing stones in a glass house.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,677
Posted By bkbrouwer

Try these... ...

Try these...

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-MOTOROKR-S9-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B000SNOT4C/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237551821&sr=8-1
Forum: Commuting
03-18-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By bkbrouwer

Isn't magnesium chloride just sea salt?

Isn't magnesium chloride just sea salt?
Forum: Commuting
03-16-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By bkbrouwer

I don't own it, but I have checked it out in the...

I don't own it, but I have checked it out in the store. I like it a lot and am thinking about getting one. Seems well thought out...raincover, cellphone pocket on the waist strap, nice venting back...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By bkbrouwer

If you have an REI near you, go check it out. I...

If you have an REI near you, go check it out. I feel it is even nicer in person.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By bkbrouwer

I am currently riding with a North Face Shifty...

I am currently riding with a North Face Shifty messenger bag, which is fine, but I have become enamored with this....

http://www.rei.com/product/780465
Forum: Commuting
03-13-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By bkbrouwer

McGyver would have used that chunk of asphalt...

McGyver would have used that chunk of asphalt plus some duck tape and toothpaste to blow up the bridge!
Forum: Commuting
03-12-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By bkbrouwer

Nexus/Alfine brifter (Versa SR-8)

I recieved a response today from Dynamic Bikes about the availability of their Nexus/Alfine brifter as a seperate component.

"Dynamic will be the US distributor for these components. They will be...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By bkbrouwer

Dynamic Synergy IGH road bike

For those who have been eagarly awaiting this like me....the Dynamic Synergy IGH road bike is offered for sale (to ship in May). It also looks like they are going to offer a "commuter/touring"...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,399
Posted By bkbrouwer

I have been using the Nashbar Garment Pannier for...

I have been using the Nashbar Garment Pannier for about a year now. It has held up perfectly, but waterproof it is not. That is easily solved with a trash bag around your clothing though (and cell...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,399
Posted By bkbrouwer

When I ride the (rackless) road bike I use one of...

When I ride the (rackless) road bike I use one of these with my messenger bag...

http://www.rei.com/product/668290

When I ride the commuter (with rack) I use this...
...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,981
Posted By bkbrouwer

Nokian W106's. Icey/snowy...

Nokian W106's.

Icey/snowy conditions.....50-55psi
(mostly) clear.................60-65psi
Clear sailing (ride home)...70psi (5psi above max)
Forum: Commuting
03-05-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By bkbrouwer

Banana and a Cliff bar.

Banana and a Cliff bar.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By bkbrouwer

It shows my age, but....I remember when the first...

It shows my age, but....I remember when the first slick bike tires were introduced (Avocet in the late 80's?). We were all flabbergasted. I can still sort of see the ad in my minds eye. A picture of...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By bkbrouwer

Sqrt0...nice signature. Thank you for helping.

Sqrt0...nice signature. Thank you for helping.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By bkbrouwer

I ride the Specialized BG2. Very comfy without...

I ride the Specialized BG2. Very comfy without being a beast of a saddle.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By bkbrouwer

Where did you get the cable barrel adjuster for...

Where did you get the cable barrel adjuster for your jtek shifter?
Forum: Commuting
03-02-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,208
Posted By bkbrouwer

My Nexus 8 Redline has a spacing of 135mm. As I...

My Nexus 8 Redline has a spacing of 135mm. As I understand the roller/coaster brakes does not change that spacing.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,208
Posted By bkbrouwer

Get in touch with these guys... ...

Get in touch with these guys...

http://hiawathacyclery.com/cart/

Maybe not local to you, but a great little local shop. They can build it into a wheel for you and ship it out. Suprisingly good...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By bkbrouwer

Batt22 my wife gets tired of hearing me say "how...

Batt22 my wife gets tired of hearing me say "how freakishly warm" it is.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By bkbrouwer

Batt22 I have that same 12 year old sherpa...

Batt22 I have that same 12 year old sherpa jacket. I love that thing. I was thinking of writing Performance and telling them they need to do another batch of those before mine wears out (though it...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,936
Posted By bkbrouwer

Something like this would be easy enough to...

Something like this would be easy enough to duplicate with a trip to Home Depot and a Maglite. Big style point too.

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-84224226242177_2040_12296632
Forum: Commuting
02-25-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By bkbrouwer

Any decent bike computer will not calculate...

Any decent bike computer will not calculate zero's into the average speed. So only the slowing down to the stop sign (and speeding back up) effect your average speed. Not the time you are sitting...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By bkbrouwer

The Surly tends to appeal to those who like...

The Surly tends to appeal to those who like classic lines and classic steel. The Tricross is more for the techy type. Both are good "do it all" machines. You have to decide who you are.

Yes, I...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,912
Posted By bkbrouwer

Don't get hit by cars...it hurts.

Don't get hit by cars...it hurts.
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