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Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Last day. Today I explored the road and land...

Last day.

Today I explored the road and land beyond the locked gate.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/the94hondaman/IMG_20120510_101035.jpg

The land here is rugged and untouched, much...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Thanks monsterpile! Max C, I'm actually kind...

Thanks monsterpile!

Max C, I'm actually kind of surprised yours did come with a quick release! But it's a nice feature to have. Hope your Denali will continue to serve you well.

More from...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Continuing from previous post... Later in...

Continuing from previous post...

Later in the day I took the opportunity to ride around the small town of Apalachicola which is in close proximity to the island.

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Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Well, the Denali adventures are continuing...but...

Well, the Denali adventures are continuing...but this time in a more exciting place!

For the next few days, I'll be riding my bike across St. George's Island as well as the town of Apalachicola in...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Thanks, and I did, actually! So did my friend...

Thanks, and I did, actually! So did my friend who weighed about 260 (now 240) although he doesn't ride as much as I do...well, much at all I don't think.

The Denali wheelset can definitely take...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Hey monsterpile, Thanks for the updates on...

Hey monsterpile,

Thanks for the updates on your Denali! Sounds a lot like my reactions to mine when I first got it, especially the brakes. I found that Kool-Stop pads helped a lot, and dual...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Thanks wphamilton and nfmisso. I appreciate your...

Thanks wphamilton and nfmisso. I appreciate your support. :)

Banzai, I said a long time ago in this thread that this has ceased to be a Denali lifetime report and is more of my own bike blog for...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-12, 02:46 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Thanks man, I'm still loving mine. How many...

Thanks man, I'm still loving mine. How many miles did you end up putting on the latest Denali?



You know what my favorite part about them is? My favorite part is when people like you come...
03-31-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,777
Posted By borobike

Not really, unless it was crashed or bent at some...

Not really, unless it was crashed or bent at some point. The only real enemy to steel is rust.

Only thing I'd do is check the joints for cracks. But you should do that with any frame.
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03-31-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By borobike

Simple green works good. If you want the...

Simple green works good.

If you want the same stuff the bike shop tries to sell you, go buy brake parts cleaner at any auto parts store. It's the same stuff, and blasts off grease and grime...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,419
Posted By borobike

I try not to go into debt for anything, but being...

I try not to go into debt for anything, but being a college student (last semester!) it doesn't always work out that way.

I'm not as die hard of a commuter as many of you guys (maybe even most)...
03-31-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,379
Posted By borobike

I like the geometry of your bike. It reminds me...

I like the geometry of your bike. It reminds me of this:

http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Chrysler/1935_Chrysler_Airflow_2-Door_Car_AdertisementDaimlerChrysler_Historical_Collection.jpg
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03-30-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 72,412
Posted By borobike

I love mine. ...

I love mine.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/the94hondaman/DSCF3959.jpg

I found it on the side of the road in a rusty heap, pretty much. I removed the rust, replaced the broken shifters...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,709
Posted By borobike

I'm glad to see there hasn't been too much...

I'm glad to see there hasn't been too much department store bike bashing in this thread so far.

I'm not familiar with the exact bike you linked to in the first post, but the components seem pretty...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Seems like I'm all over this thread lately, but...

Seems like I'm all over this thread lately, but the season is really getting started again...

Last night I pushed the Denali over 1500 miles.

But today's update is really more about the...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

I credit my local bike group for my speeds, if it...

I credit my local bike group for my speeds, if it weren't for their encouragement and pushing me to the edge of my limits frequently (like last night) I'd still be poking along and probably a fair...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

I've seen those, I think they're called the Pro...

I've seen those, I think they're called the Pro or Limited models. Would be interesting to try one. But I definitely agree on the grip shifters...they work and give the bike cheap indexing, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By borobike

I use a Genuine Innovations Ultraflate Plus. It...

I use a Genuine Innovations Ultraflate Plus. It can use both threaded and unthreaded cartridges in 12gr and 16gr sizes so you can buy cheap refills from Wal-Mart or a sporting goods store. I prefer...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Less than 500 between both bikes, including the...

Less than 500 between both bikes, including the original Denali purchase price and all permanently mounted accessories (meaning, everything except lights). And yes, it has been worth every cent.
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Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,943
Posted By borobike

I think there's a drastically simple solution...

I think there's a drastically simple solution here...although as others have said I think the OP has run fearfully (or perhaps even tearfully) far, FAR away from this thread !

Dude, just go down...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,204
Posted By borobike

Well, I just converted one of my bikes from...

Well, I just converted one of my bikes from platforms to clipless.

I never had a problem with my feet flying all over the place on platforms so I can't comment on that. I also felt no huge...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Haha, thanks man! To be honest, I don't...

Haha, thanks man!

To be honest, I don't really miss the Denali much in it's stock form, replacing the lesser components goes a long way towards making it a different bike. Though I would still say...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Haha, thanks man! This bike is getting more and...

Haha, thanks man! This bike is getting more and more sacrilegious by the day. And I agree, the way the frame is set up is very aggressive feeling...makes it very easy to put good power down.
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Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,943
Posted By borobike

You're a good sport, Slim. I agree that this...

You're a good sport, Slim. I agree that this topic may warrant further discussion, but perhaps this thread isn't the best place for it.

Personally, I'm of the school of thought that if an...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,943
Posted By borobike

In my mind, there is no need for concern over the...

In my mind, there is no need for concern over the stress cycles of aluminum bicycle frames. Many automobile wheels have been made out of aluminum (alongside the basic steel wheels) for decades and...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By borobike

N+1 is the theoretical formula for the perfect...

N+1 is the theoretical formula for the perfect number of bikes to own, with N being the current number of bikes you have. Thus, the perfect number is always one more than you currently own.
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Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By borobike

My theory is no, the tires are just too narrow...

My theory is no, the tires are just too narrow and the bike isn't moving fast enough to divert water away with the tread pattern. It's mostly just for show, I think.
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Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Well guys, everything's here! ...

Well guys, everything's here!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/the94hondaman/IMG_20120323_152044.jpg

I've only been able to take it for a few short testing rides around the block...I...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,697
Posted By borobike

Who cares if it looks stupid, if it works? ...

Who cares if it looks stupid, if it works?

But, one of our fastest local riders has a black Brooks on his expensive road bike. I can't remember details on it, but it doesn't look out of place at...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,319
Posted By borobike

Since we're still talking about the flashlights,...

Since we're still talking about the flashlights, I know that I recommended the MagicShine or clone, but I too have the LD20's predecessor (the L2D) and it is indeed as reliable as the sunrise. It...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,319
Posted By borobike

I think that's your best bet. MagicShine and...

I think that's your best bet. MagicShine and clones are very nice.
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Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By borobike

To be honest with you, I've never had a...

To be honest with you, I've never had a professional fitting done. I've always been able to just make a bike work for me...so as long as I know it's fairly close to what I need for my height I'd...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By borobike

From the sounds of what you want, I think you'd...

From the sounds of what you want, I think you'd be better off selling it and finding something along the lines of a new or used cyclocross bike. I think you'd be happiest with that rather than...
03-18-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By borobike

Bell Airstrike 1000. ...

Bell Airstrike 1000.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bell-Airstrike-1000-Gauge-Frame-Pump/15239493?sourceid=1500000000000003260420&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=15239493

Comes with a gauge and acts like a...
03-18-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By borobike

Sounds like a magicshine or clone. They do...

Sounds like a magicshine or clone. They do legitimately last for 4 hours on high at an advertised 1000 lumens or higher. It's not actually 1000 lumens but it is very bright and you'd be happy with...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,884
Posted By borobike

Adjust it for myself, obviously. Rack if it...

Adjust it for myself, obviously. Rack if it doesn't have one. Speedometer, enough bottle holders so that it has 2. If it's used, go through and service all bearings. Consider replacing pads if...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

I spot them sometimes myself...but WTF is going...

I spot them sometimes myself...but WTF is going on with those handlebars?



Thanks! Honestly, for the grief it gets, it's really not a bad bike at all. The stronger I get, the more it keeps...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

No more than $10-$15 if you shop around. I found...

No more than $10-$15 if you shop around. I found my stem shifters for $10 with the cables included. If you have to buy cables separately it's just another couple of bucks.

If you want to replace...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Hopefully you'll enjoy it, but as I've mentioned...

Hopefully you'll enjoy it, but as I've mentioned before a change to the shifters makes it much more enjoyable. ;)

Well, I got to enjoy a test ride with the Campy Veloce front derailleur. I hadn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Haha, I'm right there with you! The more...

Haha, I'm right there with you! The more perverse this bike gets, the more fun it is to ride. I was only halfway joking about a SRAM cassette, I think it might actually be my next mod, provided the...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

I might try that, or one that will fit my...

I might try that, or one that will fit my Sovereign!

Time for another update.

1336 miles on the Denali and having a few problems! BUT...none are related to the original bike components.
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01-22-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,049
Posted By borobike

+1 on the MagicShine or a quality clone. They do...

+1 on the MagicShine or a quality clone. They do well and last for hours on a full charge.
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01-22-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,165
Posted By borobike

I have a MagicShine clone (Gemini Titan) which...

I have a MagicShine clone (Gemini Titan) which came with a set of optics that spreads and flattens the beam and actually provides it with a cutoff of sorts. I aim it exactly like a car headlight and...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

One more tiny update, this weekend has been rainy...

One more tiny update, this weekend has been rainy so instead of riding I've been working on bikes. Well, just the Denali. The Sovereign needs a little attention too, the second water bottle cage I...
01-22-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By borobike

I'm not familiar with those two bikes, but I can...

I'm not familiar with those two bikes, but I can offer you this. I have two bikes that are seven pounds or so apart and I definitely notice the difference. I wouldn't say the lighter bike is...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Thanks! And nah, well the bike did start and...

Thanks! And nah, well the bike did start and finish on the carpet, but the dirty work was performed on the tile over paper towels. Unfortunately as a college student I have limited space to work...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Hello, all! It's been a while but there...

Hello, all!

It's been a while but there hasn't been much happening with the bikes. 1219 miles on the Denali, 318 miles on the Sovereign.

Wow, I've only put 18 miles on the Denali since the...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,718
Posted By borobike

Very nice build. I know what you...

Very nice build.



I know what you mean...the bike I choose to commute with is very easy to ride no hands with, whereas the other one feels like it will aim itself for the nearest tree...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,037
Posted By borobike

Actually, yes. When I see a Denali, I like to...

Actually, yes. When I see a Denali, I like to see what they've done to it and what kind of shape it's in. Others with the same bike are really interested in my changes. I come across other Denalis...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,261
Posted By borobike

Thanks guys, you've given me a lot to think...

Thanks guys, you've given me a lot to think about.

I think for now I'm gonna stick with the same basic gears out back...at least the same for the large cog (28T). I really want to keep things as...
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