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Forum: Touring
09-07-15, 02:37 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-21-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,845
Posted By Tapeworm21

Fairdale Weekender frame is one to look into. ...

Fairdale Weekender frame is one to look into. It's designed to carry bags and allows heel clearence for panniers. Tough to put fenders on if you like big balloon tires.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tapeworm21

Easy fix. Big Dummy or stick with what you have....

Easy fix. Big Dummy or stick with what you have. I have a feeling that once you put an Xtra-cycle on a LHT you're going to have a flimsy-ass bike when loaded down. Long bike made of 2 separate...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,668
Posted By Tapeworm21

I've worked in 7(ish) bike shops in my life and...

I've worked in 7(ish) bike shops in my life and sold a zillion different brands. Here's my story. When I was younger... I ****ing hated Trek. Least favorite brand in the world. No good reasons,...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,797
Posted By Tapeworm21

Handsome does a pretty cool bike too! Maybe a...

Handsome does a pretty cool bike too! Maybe a little bit more cruiserish off the shelf? Probably lighter too. Fairdale only make a few different models but they revolve around a pretty cool...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,797
Posted By Tapeworm21

Contrary to popular beliefs and movies, San...

Contrary to popular beliefs and movies, San Francisco is relatively flat. The hills are steep but there's easy routes around them. And honestly, I don't hang out with people that "live up on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,797
Posted By Tapeworm21

My quest for the ultimate commuter bike and why it's a Fairdale Weekender.

I see a lot of threads with the "which bike should I get" topic so I'd like to share with ya'll about my bike purchase last year. My whole objective was to build my ultimate commuter bike. Seems...
11-03-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Tapeworm21

First, get the bearing out of the wheel. Most of...

First, get the bearing out of the wheel. Most of the times there will be VERY SMALL print on the side of the cartridge with some numbers. Obviously, the diameter needs to match but also the angles...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,431
Posted By Tapeworm21

Waiting on some Paul Components Mini-motos and a...

Waiting on some Paul Components Mini-motos and a VO bottom bracket. But other than that, it's done for a little bit.

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Forum: Touring
03-29-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,013
Posted By Tapeworm21

Not sure if you understand the point of a...

Not sure if you understand the point of a trailer. Or if you've ever ridden with a trailer. Curious what trailer you've used.
Forum: Touring
03-23-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,013
Posted By Tapeworm21

370564 370567 370568 370569 My first...

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My first custom frame-up build. Only thing I over looked was a 25.4 stem and a 26.0 handlebar..... you know, the basic stuff. Other than that, it was a very fun...
Forum: Touring
03-14-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Tapeworm21

Here's tools I generally need for a frame-up...

Here's tools I generally need for a frame-up build:
2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm allen wrenches
Head set press
Your glorious BB tool.
Truing stand
Spoke wrench
Phillips screwdriver...
Forum: Touring
02-28-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,416
Posted By Tapeworm21

One thing I did, was went here: ...

One thing I did, was went here: http://surlybikes.com/bikes/long_haul_trucker/bike_specs and also http://surlybikes.com/bikes/long_haul_trucker/frame_highlights and figure it out part by part. All...
Forum: Touring
02-27-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,416
Posted By Tapeworm21

I'm building a LHT within a month. I went the...

I'm building a LHT within a month. I went the bar-end route mostly because I've never owned a bike with them. And I'm putting these on because they look badass:...
08-29-11, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Tapeworm21

.75mm or 1.0mm FTW!

.75mm or 1.0mm FTW!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tapeworm21

I own this bike. With the stock Kysrium wheels...

I own this bike. With the stock Kysrium wheels it rode like hell. Personally, I hate that wheelset so I put some DT Swiss's on it. Now it rides 10x better. At $3000 you aren't going to go wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,915
Posted By Tapeworm21

Sooooooo.... does that mean I don't need to wear...

Sooooooo.... does that mean I don't need to wear condoms anymore?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Tapeworm21

It's not "Pro" nor "Light."

It's not "Pro" nor "Light."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By Tapeworm21

A Roubaix with aero bars? That's like putting a...

A Roubaix with aero bars? That's like putting a V8 engine inside of a VW bug.

You did it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,657
Posted By Tapeworm21

The guy in the lead is obviously legit. He only...

The guy in the lead is obviously legit. He only needs one aero bar on the bike.
06-27-11, 02:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By Tapeworm21

I'll be devil's advocate and say that THAT ride...

I'll be devil's advocate and say that THAT ride is impossible. Prove me otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,208
Posted By Tapeworm21

Because running fast through a corner isn't fun. ...

Because running fast through a corner isn't fun.
Because running down a hill isn't fun.
Because jogging in place at a stop light looks ridiculous.
Because runners wear short-shorts.
Because it's...
05-26-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tapeworm21

San Francisco is a pretty compact area with a...

San Francisco is a pretty compact area with a whole lot of stop signs. Highly suggest you focus your riding on Marin, lower peninsula, or East Bay. 30 mile ride will get you out of the city and all...
04-25-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By Tapeworm21

I broke my back wheel. Who knew that when you...

I broke my back wheel. Who knew that when you ride on a flat tire for 6-7 miles at 2 in the morning it destroys your rim? I would have ridden more but then my tire blew apart and locked up the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Tapeworm21

Canz I has suhnrayz?

Canz I has suhnrayz?
04-15-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Tapeworm21

http://www.allofcraigs.com/ This website...

http://www.allofcraigs.com/

This website deserves a mention. Make your life a little easier.
04-13-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By Tapeworm21

Berkeley gets my vote. Amazing riding, with 20...

Berkeley gets my vote. Amazing riding, with 20 minute drives to even awesome-er riding.*

*Didn't go to Cal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,607
Posted By Tapeworm21

I've owned the Atmos.... thankfully I crashed it...

I've owned the Atmos.... thankfully I crashed it and broke it because it kinda sucked. Then I got the S-Works.... friggin amazing. Then that broke too, non crash related. Now I have the S-Works...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,962
Posted By Tapeworm21

You're asking way too much for it. It's almost a...

You're asking way too much for it. It's almost a decade old carbon frame with dated parts. I'd list it at $700 and see what happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,352
Posted By Tapeworm21

Drink a 4Loco in the morning for a little extra...

Drink a 4Loco in the morning for a little extra energy and keep the buzz going. Why fight the hangover?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Tapeworm21

$50? They straight? If so.... totally.

$50? They straight? If so.... totally.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Tapeworm21

White leg warmers.....

I just want to brag that I have white leg warmers I've had for over a year and no chain-ring mark on the right one. BOOoOOOOOYAH!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,553
Posted By Tapeworm21

Give me America or give me death.

Give me America or give me death.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Tapeworm21

I cracked a Tarmac frame back in November. I had...

I cracked a Tarmac frame back in November. I had a new frame within 3 days. They're amazing, and I've never seen a deraileur snap like that... also amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-11, 08:58 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,016
Posted By Tapeworm21

I don't even use the nut on my valves. I've had...

I don't even use the nut on my valves. I've had Ksyrium SL's and now the DT Swiss Mon Chasseral..... never had an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Tapeworm21

Hoo hoo.

Hoo hoo.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,392
Posted By Tapeworm21

The company themselves call it: Vill - Yer

The company themselves call it:

Vill - Yer
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 01:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,213
Posted By Tapeworm21

I had a wife once. She was 5'1. Rode a 44cm...

I had a wife once. She was 5'1. Rode a 44cm with 700c wheels just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-11, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Tapeworm21

Think about pedal platform. It's not an...

Think about pedal platform. It's not an underrated idea for road biking. I had no idea Bebops were even around anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,328
Posted By Tapeworm21

Never read FG/SS forum for advice. Rule 1. ...

Never read FG/SS forum for advice. Rule 1. They'll recommend a 650c wheel on the front at the drop of a hat. (Dude... it allows clearance for bar-spins, yo).

Get a drop bar. If you're under...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 03:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,821
Posted By Tapeworm21

I've always hated Sidi. I don't know why. It...

I've always hated Sidi. I don't know why. It just seems like an "easy answer, OH MY GOD IT's Made in Italy shoe." I was given the chance to try on every Sidi shoe in every width in every size last...
03-04-11, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tapeworm21

CCW but take a right on Happy Valley. 3Bears is...

CCW but take a right on Happy Valley. 3Bears is one of the least fun ride I've ever done (Dozens of times). Happy valley isn't very happy but it empties you into an infinite amount of possibilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Tapeworm21

I rode first generation Rival setup. Now on the...

I rode first generation Rival setup. Now on the Red. Both felt the same to me. Seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tapeworm21

Lezyne makes a pretty sweet floor pump. ...

Lezyne makes a pretty sweet floor pump. Personally, always had luck with the Specialized ones.... but I've also seen them fail. I think I just use mine correctly.
02-15-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Tapeworm21

I went to Leon's Powder Coating. It's either $90...

I went to Leon's Powder Coating. It's either $90 or $120 depending on the color. They could have done better. A few blemishes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By Tapeworm21

Honestly, you have to see it in person. It's a...

Honestly, you have to see it in person. It's a tough bike to get a hold of, but have seen it a few times. Stunning!!! Rival rocks, the SuperSix frame rocks, and the frame is an attention getter. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-11, 02:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,006
Posted By Tapeworm21

It's a bike. Not a television. It's not your...

It's a bike. Not a television. It's not your Ipod. It's not your laptop. It's a tool/toy whatever you want to call it. It's going to get scratched. Maybe a minor scratch, maybe a huge scratch. ...
02-12-11, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Tapeworm21

I'll bite. Yes. 3 times. All my fault. ...

I'll bite.

Yes. 3 times. All my fault. T-boned one car (the worst), rear ended 2. My bad on all. People all stopped, made sure I was fine.... I was on all counts.... done deal.

My rights...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By Tapeworm21

Getting the matte black Super Six frame on the 4...

Getting the matte black Super Six frame on the 4 is worth the extra $500. Top 3 best looking bikes I've ever seen.
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