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08-08-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 675,901
Posted By Fizzaly

Picked this guy up from a coworker for 40$ today,...

Picked this guy up from a coworker for 40$ today, its all original including tires which are surprisingly in good shape. Not sure on the year but assuming early 80's, I believe these were low end...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,356
Posted By Fizzaly

In all her steel pride and glory, sadly I just...

In all her steel pride and glory, sadly I just traded her last week for some parts...

http://i.imgur.com/Y9T2PoV.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-30-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,901
Posted By Fizzaly

I bought a new house that drastically cut my...

I bought a new house that drastically cut my commute down, don't get me wrong I love riding my bike to work but I just got sick of 12 miles each way. I tend to work long shifts and I'm usually on my...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,759
Posted By Fizzaly

I'll give ya the staying light longer, but like...

I'll give ya the staying light longer, but like someone else said winter doesn't start in the northwest til mid to late January and sometimes sticks around til late March. Two weeks ago it was in...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,759
Posted By Fizzaly

Boise foothills disagree! ...

Boise foothills disagree!

http://i.imgur.com/hN49Xq7.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-18-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By Fizzaly

If a Bicycle rehab existed I'm sure my wife would...

If a Bicycle rehab existed I'm sure my wife would have checked me in a few years ago...:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-11-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,444
Posted By Fizzaly

I ride regardless, we got a freak storm last...

I ride regardless, we got a freak storm last month in boise got 7" in two days then the temp dropped into single digits so everything froze and actually made riding easier. I bought a new pair of...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fizzaly

I Rebent my bracket for the front rack to first...

I Rebent my bracket for the front rack to first go down then out and up basically made a "U" to get it under the cable(I was running v-brakes) if you need a picture let me know I can snap a quick...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fizzaly

Do you have any shots from the front, I'm having...

Do you have any shots from the front, I'm having a hard time understanding how you fit 55 wide fenders on that frame. I'm not trying to say you're wrong I just can't see from that angle, I had a...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,984
Posted By Fizzaly

Is a screen name I came up with back in the aol...

Is a screen name I came up with back in the aol messenger days, it was the first set of letters I typed that didn't require a number after them and it's just kinda stuck ever since. I think I've...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fizzaly

Getting a more traditional "full coverage" fender...

Getting a more traditional "full coverage" fender would be the best bet but like others have suggested getting a mud flap or spray skirt also helps? Your biggest problem is your fender is nearly the...
11-17-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 104,057
Posted By Fizzaly

About to head out the door, temp is 6f with some...

About to head out the door, temp is 6f with some wind. Base layer of merino wool long underwear, wool boot socks. Soft shell vest with insulated wind she'll over, rain pants (still snow on ground),...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

Recently got the winter bike finished and am...

Recently got the winter bike finished and am glad! Almost didn't put the studded snow tires on as I thought this so called storm was gonna flop. So far we've gotten more snow that we've gotten...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

Finally finish up (for now) the back up/winter...

Finally finish up (for now) the back up/winter commuter last night and it's already the primary, it's time to tear down the kuwie and replace the drivetrain. Upon some routine maintenance I noticed...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Fizzaly

I've been riding through construction for the...

I've been riding through construction for the whole year while hey build a new bridge over an interstate I have to cross but they're maiming the bike lane worse by now havnt two lanes into on ramp...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Fizzaly

To post stuff for sale I believe you have to have...

To post stuff for sale I believe you have to have a premium membership though, regardless of which section its in.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

It's a random project I've been messing with,...

It's a random project I've been messing with, it's a Whelen brand light usually used as a driving or scene light on fire trucks I got from work, I'm using a 12v 8kmah battery through a pulse width...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

Building up the new winter bike and figured I may...

Building up the new winter bike and figured I may as well get a fitment for the new stupidly bright headlight (I've made it dimable for road use). Sadly the bike will be non disc for now as I just...
09-18-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By Fizzaly

Yes. with that being said though I'd...

Yes.

with that being said though I'd probably only use one on my commuter as it sees the most use and is generally the number one offender of marking up my right leg.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By Fizzaly

I'm in the works building a new monster this...

I'm in the works building a new monster this year, I'm resurrecting a past frame that's been sitting an early 2000's trek, I'm currently doing some up grades on my MTB which works out pertly so the...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By Fizzaly

I recently got a Portland design works tail...

I recently got a Portland design works tail light, it comes with a seat post, rack, and seat stay mounts which is handy for multiple bikes, it also has a reflector which is nice. I run the rack...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By Fizzaly

Either way adding extra hand positions will be...

Either way adding extra hand positions will be super helpful. I went the route of shallow drops "dirt drops" and couldn't be happier. It I see no reason why bar ends would be any less desirable and...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Fizzaly

He tougher of the two materials is gonna win...

He tougher of the two materials is gonna win every time and denim is pretty strong. I ride a leather saddle on my commuter it's 35 years old and I'm pretty sure indestructible.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,057
Posted By Fizzaly

My coworkers are always offering me rides home...

My coworkers are always offering me rides home and act surprised everytime when I tell the no thanks I enjoy riding, it's the winter when I get the most comments usually "are you nuts". Funny thing...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Fizzaly

And learn how to ride safely...

And learn how to ride safely...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,819
Posted By Fizzaly

42 would be too narrow for me, but everyone is...

42 would be too narrow for me, but everyone is different. I had some orgin8 bullhorns on a bike a while back quality wise they were just fine, they were just too narrow for me.
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 42,208
Posted By Fizzaly

Sorry I guess I couldn't have been more vague,...

Sorry I guess I couldn't have been more vague, I'm actually gonna do a aqua physical exercise?(don't remember what it's called) through my gym. Thanks for responding though, I actually tore almost...
Forum: Triathlon
06-02-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 42,208
Posted By Fizzaly

In the past I was a strong swimmer, fast forward...

In the past I was a strong swimmer, fast forward seven years and a shoulder and elbow surgery later and I'm unsure where to start. I'm five years post op so no worries of it being too soon, though...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Fizzaly

Only 12 miles...mines down to three each way, I...

Only 12 miles...mines down to three each way, I look for detours on the way home anymore.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

I know a guy that round trips 12miles on a BMX,...

I know a guy that round trips 12miles on a BMX, granted he modified a lot especially the gearing and it helps that he's only 5'5"
Forum: Commuting
06-01-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By Fizzaly

I'm currently 2nd locally, but it's the 1st an I...

I'm currently 2nd locally, but it's the 1st an I only obtained it due to a longish mountain bike ride and will promptly be left in the dust by tomorrow's end.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By Fizzaly

I'm at 397 pts, I don't have much of a commute...

I'm at 397 pts, I don't have much of a commute these days, the only thing giving me miles are recreation miles and errands.
05-28-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 71,553
Posted By Fizzaly

Boise Idaho, May 2014 ...

Boise Idaho, May 2014

http://i.imgur.com/hZaJIIH.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-28-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By Fizzaly

National bike challenge

I wasn't sure how many if any of you had read anything about this, I tried searching but didn't find anything so if a repost sorry.

https://nationalbikechallenge.org
05-17-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Fizzaly

It can work but is a PITA to get tire over it, I...

It can work but is a PITA to get tire over it, I for some reason have had good luck with specialized 1.5" tubes on my commuter, I'm sure they don't actually make them but I'm not sure who does.
05-17-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Fizzaly

^ditto, but it's generally a PITA and is really...

^ditto, but it's generally a PITA and is really easy to puncture while getting tire over.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By Fizzaly

I've got a pletscherand have been very happy with...

I've got a pletscherand have been very happy with it, they're wicked tough but the silver one doesn't hold it's finish too well after winter
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,507
Posted By Fizzaly

This page should answer all your questions you...

This page should answer all your questions you could ever have about coffee and bikes.

bicyclecoffeesystems.com (http://bicyclecoffeesystems.com)
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

I get mine from velo orange, VO Wheel...

I get mine from velo orange,

VO Wheel Stabilizer - Chainguards, Frame Protectors, Kickstands - Accessories...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

its only fast downhill, but that's due to it...

its only fast downhill, but that's due to it weighting a ton and a half. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-12-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

Just me and my kuwie, I entered it into a local...

Just me and my kuwie, I entered it into a local Builders gallery show in the daily rider catagory I didn't win got beat out by a really nice rivendale. Part of the enterance fee was getting a little...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,385
Posted By Fizzaly

Decent ride in at 35f, gonna alternate run/ride...

Decent ride in at 35f, gonna alternate run/ride this week for training purposes so it should be a long week :)
Forum: Commuting
04-07-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,648
Posted By Fizzaly

I really like the way my town and country's ride,...

I really like the way my town and country's ride, but man have I gotten a lot of flats with them, makes me thankful they're on my back up bike.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,648
Posted By Fizzaly

Just started riding on a set of Rubana flashes, I...

Just started riding on a set of Rubana flashes, I was recommended them by an employee at the local co-op and so far I really like them and they're dirt cheap.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By Fizzaly

I would say wrist or elbow injuries are a greater...

I would say wrist or elbow injuries are a greater risk than kidney injuries in"our" line of riding.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,011
Posted By Fizzaly

In the winter time none, as I wear mittens and...

In the winter time none, as I wear mittens and flipping people off is near impossible. I have been known todo it in other seasons though I try not to as it doesn't really help to improve any...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

The kuwies back together, currently running just...

The kuwies back together, currently running just the front rack as the rear is getting repaired.

http://i.imgur.com/9whKLIx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lf8ouXR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7HeIkGv.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-02-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

I like the long hoods, I pretty much live in...

I like the long hoods, I pretty much live in them, and they're really nice in the winter when wearing thick gloves gives you plenty of room. I just wish they angled up more.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

Disc/v-brake version tektro, they look huge due...

Disc/v-brake version tektro, they look huge due to the tiny bars they're the shallowest drops I could find I should actually just go back to mustache bars.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,009
Posted By Fizzaly

It's coming..... ...

It's coming.....

http://i.imgur.com/Rsuod5X.jpg
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