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03-08-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By OneLessFixie

Need way lower gears - will this work?

Hello bike mechanics,

My bike currently has SRAM Apex (don't laugh - if it's good enough for Alberto Contador, it's good enough for me, and it's good enough for you) with a PC-1030 11-32 cassette...
03-11-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By OneLessFixie

SRAM Apex long cage with 12-36T cog

Okay, here's the deal:

My pampered ass requires gears. (Kids, don't get fat. It sucks. :( ) I have this bike: Save up to 60% off new Cyclocross Road Bikes - Motobecane Fantom CX Clearance...
10-30-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By OneLessFixie

She may not look like much, but she's got it...

She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts. Plus, I've made some special modifications myself. But, were a little rushed...
10-30-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,294
Posted By OneLessFixie

And goalie gear, which I understand is...

And goalie gear, which I understand is horrifically expensive.

Incidentally, I am jealous that you get to live in a civilised country (Stephen Harper and Jacques Parizeau excepted). :(


...
10-28-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,663
Posted By OneLessFixie

My 2¢ worth: I have the Lumotec IQ Cyo T...

My 2¢ worth:

I have the Lumotec IQ Cyo T with a Shimano hub. And I love that thing. I'm a confident, 24/7, all-weather cyclist with it. When cars see it, they stop. I think they think I'm a...
10-28-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,294
Posted By OneLessFixie

I agree to a point. For anything that's going to...

I agree to a point. For anything that's going to be used with any degree of seriousness, yes. But for a kid's bike that's only going to be ridden up and down the block (do they let kids do that...
10-27-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By OneLessFixie

Cascade Bicycle Club Getting Ready to Ride (GR2R) series

(I'm x-posting this to the PNW forum).

Has anyone done the GR2R series? If so, what's it like? Am I going to be ridiculed with uproarious laughter if I don't have a $15K (this is Seattle, after...
10-27-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By OneLessFixie

Cascade Bicycle Club Getting Ready to Ride (GR2R) series

(I'm x-posting this to the Clyde forum).

Has anyone done the GR2R series? If so, what's it like? Am I going to be ridiculed with uproarious laughter if I don't have a $15K (this is Seattle,...
10-20-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,954
Posted By OneLessFixie

Personally, from what I've seen, all of the...

Personally, from what I've seen, all of the bariatric surgery procedures have an extremely high (>50%) complication rate. It truly is the thermonuclear option.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,622
Posted By OneLessFixie

True story - the repair manager at an LBS here in...

True story - the repair manager at an LBS here in Seattle told me he loves BD because that's where he gets most of his repair business. Not from the bikes being defective, mind you, but from people...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,622
Posted By OneLessFixie

It's the same steel bike you'd get at your LBS. ...

It's the same steel bike you'd get at your LBS. At about 1/3 the price. And without getting any 'tude from the minimum-wage stoner kid who couldn't even be bothered to shower before he came to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,980
Posted By OneLessFixie

First, as a curmudgeonly old fart, I think all...

First, as a curmudgeonly old fart, I think all carbon frames are deathtraps and accidents waiting to happen. Take a tumble? Better get it X-rayed, because the next step could be catastrophic...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,429
Posted By OneLessFixie

Terribly sorry for your loss. If you want to...

Terribly sorry for your loss. If you want to stick with the Cross-Check, here's an option:

Save up to 60% off new Cyclocross Road Bikes - Motobecane Fantom CX Clearance...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,402
Posted By OneLessFixie

That looks like it was taken from the Pattullo...

That looks like it was taken from the Pattullo Bridge, amirite?
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By OneLessFixie

Heard from a pedestrian on my commute home tonight

"Hell of a night for a bike ride, eh?"
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,402
Posted By OneLessFixie

Ugh! You're making me homesick! :( :cry: I know...

Ugh! You're making me homesick! :( :cry: I know that view well. I used to live just a little ways up and to the west of there. I DESPERATELY want to go back.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,402
Posted By OneLessFixie

Seattle clyde boy here, I commute from Seward...

Seattle clyde boy here, I commute from Seward Park to downtown Seattle via Beacon Avenue.

Average temperature per Garmin Connect: 2 degrees C (that includes the 17 degrees C when the thing was...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By OneLessFixie

Uhh... why would I be joking? You can't try...

Uhh... why would I be joking? You can't try stuff on you buy at Costco, that's why they have the nice return policy, especially for clothes.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,804
Posted By OneLessFixie

They're 700x32, but I'm happy with my Vittoria...

They're 700x32, but I'm happy with my Vittoria Randonneur Pros, even though I did get my first flat with them last night. They ride nice and have been amazingly resilient even as my daily commute...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,081
Posted By OneLessFixie

That's clearly a used bike. Look at how worn the...

That's clearly a used bike. Look at how worn the tires are. And the rims have the wear strip showing. This bike has seen several hundred miles of road. And while I don't want to turn this into...
11-04-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By OneLessFixie

They're still around, but just as big a ripoff as...

They're still around, but just as big a ripoff as ever. You can get a full-custom Davidson (yes, complete with Bill's signature!) for what they charge for their Taiwanese, mass-produced,...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By OneLessFixie

My scale only reads in pounds. It doesn't read...

My scale only reads in pounds. It doesn't read in kilos at all. And I was too lazy to do the conversion when I did the post. So there.


I got a new 44" belt when I started commuting. I'm down...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By OneLessFixie

More like a month and a half. The point is that...

More like a month and a half. The point is that I didn't have my lights until about mid-month so was restricted to daylight hours only.

Again, more like a month and a half. And this daily...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 02:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By OneLessFixie

First month commuting numbers are in

I commuted 320km, and I was limited to daytime hours for the first half because my lights hadn't come in yet. And I've lost nearly 20lbs.

At this rate, I will reach my goal of riding 1,600km...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 54,017
Posted By OneLessFixie

The truth hurts, eh?

The truth hurts, eh?
Forum: Commuting
10-27-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,062
Posted By OneLessFixie

It's not just transportation equality

Sad indeed. Then again, every other kind of equality has been left behind entirely in America. America makes no bones whatsoever about the fact that it only cares about the 1%.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 54,017
Posted By OneLessFixie

More like half the cost considering the crazy...

More like half the cost considering the crazy expensive Seattle LBS prices. And you get SRAM Apex (if it's good enough for Alberto Contador, it's good enough for you) brifters instead of the cheesey...
10-17-14, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By OneLessFixie

Nashbar sale item

Clyde-sized bike gear can be hard to find, particularly winter stuff. When you can find it, it's spendy. But Nashbar has a hot deal on these bad boys...
10-15-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By OneLessFixie

Aiming B&M headlight

(Cross-posted from the commuting thread)

Well, I took the plunge and picked up a dyno wheel and a shiny new Busch & Müller Lumotec IQ Premium Cyo T Senso Plus. I've only ridden with it in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By OneLessFixie

Aiming B&M Cyo light

(Cross-posting to the lights/gadgets forum)

Well, I took the plunge and picked up a dyno wheel and a shiny new Busch & Müller Lumotec IQ Premium Cyo T Senso Plus. I've only ridden with it in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By OneLessFixie

Re-read my post. They said they could not even...

Re-read my post. They said they could not even special order them because they were "exotic" and "European." And this was supposedly an "authorized retailer"!
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By OneLessFixie

Crap. I wish I would have too. Something is...

Crap. I wish I would have too. Something is wrong when it's cheaper to ship from Germany than from New Hampshire, and their price is about half of what ol' Petey wants.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By OneLessFixie

I just installed one. I've only ridden it a...

I just installed one. I've only ridden it a couple of times on well-lit city streets around twilight, but I can tell you that people thought I was a car coming, or at least a motorcycle. And it...
10-05-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By OneLessFixie

Best alternative to cantilever brakes

I currently have Tektro Oryx cantis on my Apex-equipped Motobecane Fantom CXX. I'm seriously thinking about switching to V-brakes for several reasons, most notably that the cantis are a pain in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By OneLessFixie

BD for the win! That's what I did and I don't...

BD for the win! That's what I did and I don't regret it one bit. You can spend the same money for some used PoS on Craigslist, some overpriced PoS at an LBS or get a lot more bang for your buck...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,382
Posted By OneLessFixie

Clyde cyclist just started commuting

Just started a new job in downtown Seattle. My building has showers and a limited access, card keyed bike room.

This presented me with a unique opportunity to eliminate having to sit in traffic...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,154
Posted By OneLessFixie

Shaddup you! You're making me homesick. I lived...

Shaddup you! You're making me homesick. I lived in Vancouver for four years and I desperately want to go back. :(
Forum: Commuting
10-01-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,843
Posted By OneLessFixie

Merino Wool and fenders. That is all.

Merino Wool and fenders. That is all.
04-24-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By OneLessFixie

Depends on the kind of doping. Lance Armstrong's...

Depends on the kind of doping. Lance Armstrong's favourite method, blood doping, risks death due to excess blood volume and/or blood clots which find their way to the brain or lungs. The risks of...
04-24-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,275
Posted By OneLessFixie

Terribly sorry to hear about the crash. ...

Terribly sorry to hear about the crash. Hopefully you have a good PI lawyer on board.
04-21-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By OneLessFixie

I'm reminded of what my flight instructor said...

I'm reminded of what my flight instructor said about getting iced in a Cessna 172.

"The 172 is not certified for flight into icing conditions. That means it's not tested in those conditions. ...
04-09-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By OneLessFixie

Meaning my wrists are bent at an angle when I'm...

Meaning my wrists are bent at an angle when I'm on the hoods, where I almost always ride. And while it's not painful, I do get numbness and have to give my hands a good shake every few km.


...
04-09-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By OneLessFixie

See, my physio/fitter gave me both 80mm and 90mm...

See, my physio/fitter gave me both 80mm and 90mm stems after my appointment. She said that at some point in the not-too-distant future I would graduate to the 90mm stem. I figure I'll try it on...
04-09-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By OneLessFixie

Stem length question

Can too shot a stem cause increased hand pressure? I ask because I notice that when I'm riding, my wrists are bent at almost 90 degrees and they feel like they have a lot of pressure on them. I'm...
04-08-14, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By OneLessFixie

Today's Ride (or, All Aboard the Crazy Train!)

Today's ride began after evicting my two cats, Willie and George from my lap. It was the first test of my 2013 Motobecane Fantom CXX with full Velo Orange fenders, a Blackburn back rack (no, not...
04-07-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,205
Posted By OneLessFixie

Definitely not high-end. Your fit will change as...

Definitely not high-end. Your fit will change as your fitness level improves, and you certainly do not want to be in the unenviable position of having bought an expensive bike that you can no longer...
04-07-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By OneLessFixie

That's not as assplosion, that's a crack. If it...

That's not as assplosion, that's a crack. If it were carbon, it would not have cracked but would have failed catastrophically without warning of any kind. The only nursing home that would have been...
04-06-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By OneLessFixie

OT, but time to start a geek fistfight: TOS, TNG...

OT, but time to start a geek fistfight: TOS, TNG or other? Which movie is best?
04-06-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By OneLessFixie

And I thought I was a geek. Takes one to know...

And I thought I was a geek. Takes one to know one, eh?



"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
--Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

Good on you, my friend. Most people don't...
04-05-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By OneLessFixie

Keeping knees in

When I was out on my last ride, a very kindhearted cyclist pulled up next to me and explained that my knees were splaying outward as I was pedalling and that I should focus on keeping them in,...
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