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Forum: Commuting
12-22-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,258
Posted By lonelybikeboy

I think it's great "visibility" for cycling and...

I think it's great "visibility" for cycling and commuting that someone like Lebron is doing it. Where I'm from, commuting by bike to work is seen as "low status" and only done by people who can't...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,187
Posted By lonelybikeboy

To be honest, I own three bikes and feel that is...

To be honest, I own three bikes and feel that is far too extravagant. Bought them within a 6 month span too after starting to commute to work and bicycle as a hobby. Some will disagree with me but a...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-12, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm not into...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm not into the carbon fiber look. Was considering it more for weight and durability factors but since the feedback has been less than stellar and we are talking...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Shopping for Helmets Carbon Fiber: Worth the extra cost?

Hi all,

I am shopping for my first helmet.

I am thinking of purchasing a Bern Watts helmet for commuting. However, I am abit intrigued by the carbon fiber model as it supposedly offers better...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,468
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Have you considered these guys?...

Have you considered these guys? http://www.ynotcycle.com/tag/bags/

I don't own of their bags but I know a few friends that do. They're local Toronto and have a popular following in the city....
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By lonelybikeboy

They don't have any fancy attachment systems....

They don't have any fancy attachment systems. They have two leather straps with a buckle near the bottom which you attach to the bottom of the rack. The rest is left to gravity. See the dilemma? If...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Need Advice on Using and Securing Panniers

Hi all,

I started using a bicycle to commute to school and work everyday for the last 4 months but I realized that wearing a backpack wasn't super comfortable for riding.

So I invested in some...
11-04-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Yellow would look awesome. I think matching...

Yellow would look awesome. I think matching saddle to handlebar grips/tape colour is the way to go.
10-27-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Hello Saddle Up! 5 years eh? That is a...

Hello Saddle Up!

5 years eh? That is a wonderful story :thumb: I would like to keep a bike as long as that too!
10-22-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,152
Views: 936,848
Posted By lonelybikeboy

279966 Witnessed some beautiful fall colors...

279966

Witnessed some beautiful fall colors on my bike ride at the park.
10-20-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Very helpful, thank you mr. Velognome. You are...

Very helpful, thank you mr. Velognome. You are simply a fountain of knowledge!
10-20-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Thanks Velognome. Do you know if it's possible to...

Thanks Velognome. Do you know if it's possible to use the SA quadrant shifter on the downtube? Or is it strictly a top tube shifter?
10-17-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

What do you mean by the quadrant shifter being a...

What do you mean by the quadrant shifter being a pain to shift? Is it because of the top tube position or were they just not mechanically sound and efficient?

As for handlebars, I understand the...
10-17-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Velognome, this is a beautiful, beautiful take on...

Velognome, this is a beautiful, beautiful take on the clubman style. Congratulations on the fine work!

I am thinking of getting the clubman 2 speed kick shift because I am not accustomed to...
10-14-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Dear Velognome, I was thinking of getting a...

Dear Velognome, I was thinking of getting a clubman urban in Ivory http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/clubman-urban.html

I would then fix on fenders and would use it for commuting. Definitely not...
10-14-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,365
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Mixtes are awesome and certainly not an exclusive...

Mixtes are awesome and certainly not an exclusive girl's bike in my opinion. You can set it up with upright handlebars or drop bars for a more road/speed set up. At the end of the day, don't be...
10-14-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,610
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Pashley Cycles

For all you C&V experts. Does the bikes Pashley makes count as Classic/Vintage or just a fad? They're a little pricy but is their price justified? I am looking to buy a bike that will grow old with...
10-11-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,916
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Building a Clubman: What kind of Handlebar?

Hi everyone,

Thanks in advance for your help!

I am looking to build a replica of the Raleigh Clubman. See link http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...an-kohler.html

My question is what...
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Building a Clubman: What kind of Handlebar?

Hi everyone,

Thanks in advance for your help!

I am looking to build a replica of the Raleigh Clubman. See link http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/clubman-kohler.html

My question is what...
09-21-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,875
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Yes, I have thought of putting it fenders just...

Yes, I have thought of putting it fenders just because they are so damn practical! The only reason i haven't is because i am not sure if they would spoil the clean look of the bike or if so what...
09-21-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,875
Posted By lonelybikeboy

@ Velognome: My version of the guvnor did not...

@ Velognome: My version of the guvnor did not come with flipped north roads, which is why they are a consideration. They came with major taylors http://store.somafab.com/majortaylorbar.html

I...
09-20-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,875
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Correct handlebars for path racer? lauterwasser vs flipped north roads

Hi everyone,

I bought a pashley guvnor plus two. Here is a picture http://www.theguvnorsassembly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Ooh1.jpg

Everything about the bike I love except for the...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,507
Posted By lonelybikeboy

I live in Toronto, Canada. Sad to see summer go...

I live in Toronto, Canada. Sad to see summer go too because I never gave a second thought to taking the bike out.

Thanks for the advice. I'm on the lookout for a good bicycling jacket i.e. one...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,507
Posted By lonelybikeboy

This will be my first winter commuting on bicycle...

This will be my first winter commuting on bicycle and I am a bit nervous. I hope to be able to ride every day but we'll see! I'm mostly afraid of it being too cold.

Any veterans of winter commutes...
08-29-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,188
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Thank you wahoonc and rhm

Thank you wahoonc and rhm
08-29-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By lonelybikeboy

drum brake by sturmey archer

drum brake by sturmey archer
08-28-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,188
Posted By lonelybikeboy

By having the gear cable routed on the downtube....

By having the gear cable routed on the downtube. Has anyone ever experienced the back of their heels clipping the cable? This happened to me a few times since I switched from routing on the top tube...
08-28-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Awesome advice everyone, thank you! I have...

Awesome advice everyone, thank you!

I have decided to go with the 2 speed hub with rear coaster brake and a front hub brake. Seems like the best option. The only bad feedback I have found is that...
08-28-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Xgecko..thanks for the first hand experience! Do...

Xgecko..thanks for the first hand experience! Do you find any issues shifting when going uphill or in general?
08-28-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Yes, there will definitely be a front brake on...

Yes, there will definitely be a front brake on either hub I choose.
08-28-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By lonelybikeboy

I would definitely describe myself as a casual...

I would definitely describe myself as a casual paced commuter.

Regarding coaster brakes, what is their stopping power like? Again pedaling backwards is counterintuitive and I am afraid of...
08-28-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By lonelybikeboy

Advice: 3 speed fixed gear vs 2 speed hub with coaster brake

Hi everyone,

I need some opinions on the best option to pick for my bike and would appreciate any advice.

I plan to ride a pashley clubman road bike in the city of Toronto for commuting. I have...
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