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Forum: Commuting
09-04-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By confounded

Well, look at that. Thanks! :thumb:

Well, look at that. Thanks! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-04-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By confounded

Nice suggestion. I now recall why the fender...

Nice suggestion. I now recall why the fender spacing is off. The rear dropouts are almost horizontal so to remove the rear wheel without moving the fender, the spacing needs to remain. Function over...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By confounded

Thanks. Yes, it's a pleasant commuter. I was...

Thanks. Yes, it's a pleasant commuter. I was riding a fixie all over the city until last summer when I tore my medial meniscus playing soccer. Since then I've favored my geared folder, but it's just...
08-23-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By confounded

You know what? Looking more closely, I think...

You know what? Looking more closely, I think that's exactly what I have on my bike. I like 'em. Look good. Feel good. I'll get a complete parts list from the shop at some point. We're still tweaking.
08-23-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By confounded

The frame is 54cm. Levers are tektro CL740s...

The frame is 54cm.

Levers are tektro CL740s (if I'm reading their site right). http://www.tektro.com/_english/01_products/01_prodetail.php?pid=157&sortname=Lever&sort=1&fid=3
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By confounded

Panniers are for carrying more stuff than I can...

Panniers are for carrying more stuff than I can fit safely on the rear rack. I'm not a light traveler - change of work clothes, ipad or laptop, bottle of booze, sports equipment - these are all...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By confounded

Thanks, all! The bike is still a work in...

Thanks, all!

The bike is still a work in progress. Fenders trimmed up, headset raised, etc.

Couldn't be happier with it so far though.
08-23-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By confounded

Thanks, all! I'm a dude, but love the mixte...

Thanks, all!

I'm a dude, but love the mixte frame. Such elegant lines. Also got tired of the high step over height on my track bike so was looking for a change.

I'd shopped around for a...
08-23-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By confounded

My new single speed commuter - SOMA Buena Vista mixte

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Picked her up last week from my LBS. I'd been riding a Kilo TT fixie, but since tearing my meniscus last summer I'd found myself more and more drawn to a more comfortable riding position,...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By confounded

My new Soma Buena Vista mixte commuter

Bought the frame from my local bike shop, worked with the very patient owner to choose the parts. Ended up with mostly Nitto (head set, bars, seatpost, rack, bottle cage) and other Japanese parts...
04-01-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By confounded

My Kilo TT was made in Taiwan, but most of their...

My Kilo TT was made in Taiwan, but most of their bikes are, in fact, made in China.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By confounded

Loving these Soma Buena Vista mixte builds. I...

Loving these Soma Buena Vista mixte builds. I think this is the direction I need to go.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By confounded

Thanks for the thoughts, folks. I'll add...

Thanks for the thoughts, folks.

I'll add the Torker to my list of bikes to check out. Fortunately, there's a dealer in NYC.

Not sure I have time for the bicycle co-op route, though it's a...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By confounded

Fixie/Folder rider moving to a Upright Commuter - advice please

Hi Folks --

I currently ride a Kilo TT stripper fixed (haven't flipped the hub) and have been very happy with it. This has been my daily commuter for almost 2 years except in poor weather.

My...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By confounded

I don't have familiarity with any of these bikes,...

I don't have familiarity with any of these bikes, but I do know that aluminium frames ride more stiffly than steel frames so many urban commuters prefer steel despite the additional weight. I have a...
08-18-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 149,154
Posted By confounded

I look like my avatar. Seriously. My girlfriend...

I look like my avatar. Seriously. My girlfriend drew it and it's a spitting image. At least when I'm eating ramen.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,903
Posted By confounded

My own take is that the bike storage room with a...

My own take is that the bike storage room with a u-lock is adequate security. Concerns over an inside job seems like an overestimate of risk. Doubt it would fly with upper management either ......
08-18-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By confounded

I'd suggest easing into it. Going from zero to...

I'd suggest easing into it. Going from zero to 23x5 in a hurry could lead to injury. Maybe do it once or twice a week to start, build up to 3x then eventually to 5.

I'm also guess you'll find...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By confounded

That would be impossible for me. I weighed 125...

That would be impossible for me. I weighed 125 when I graduated. Now 172. I grew 2 1/2 inches after high school so if I went back to that weight I'd be malnourished!
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By confounded

Nice work! I started riding to work 4 months ago...

Nice work! I started riding to work 4 months ago and have dropped 8 lbs, trimmed my waist line, and toned up my legs, stomach, and arms substantially. I ride a fixed gear for the extra exercise -...
08-13-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,789
Posted By confounded

Just turned 40. Very glad to read that I might be...

Just turned 40. Very glad to read that I might be on this bike for quite some time to come.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By confounded

Thanks. I've talked to her about a folder, but...

Thanks. I've talked to her about a folder, but she's not convinced. We travel to Taiwan quite a bit so we may bring one back with us next time. If nothing else it'll be my winter bike, but I think...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By confounded

This probably isn't what you're looking for since...

This probably isn't what you're looking for since they aren't dyno lights, but I've been very happy with my Blackburn Fleas both front and rear. Quick velcro on/off so no plastic to break. The set I...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By confounded

seeking advice on a commuter bike for a petite woman

Hi Everyone --

I've spent some time on the forums - that's how I chose my new bike - and now it's my girlfriend's turn. She just sold her 1979 Raleigh Roadster ladies bike. The 3 speed gearing had...
08-03-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,674,847
Posted By confounded

No, they're terrible for tricks. I've had mine...

No, they're terrible for tricks. I've had mine for 3 months and it hasn't done a single one.
08-03-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By confounded

Cool looking, but my LeBS is underwhelmed with...

Cool looking, but my LeBS is underwhelmed with theirs. Even when I expressed interest in it, they steered me away from the bike toward less expensive options. When I finally convinced them to let me...
08-03-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,050
Posted By confounded

I wouldn't worry too much if the parts are...

I wouldn't worry too much if the parts are actually from Taiwan, but even in Taiwan the cheap bikes come from China. Taiwan makes some pretty high end equipment for manufacturers all over the world...
08-02-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By confounded

162925 I debated the red, but went with the...

162925

I debated the red, but went with the gold digger ... what's not to love about a bike called the Gold Digger Stripper?

I've since removed the rear brake, added blackburn flea front and...
08-02-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By confounded

Late to the game, but I got a stripper and have...

Late to the game, but I got a stripper and have been very happy with her. The pro was not available when I bought, otherwise, I probably would have gone that route.
08-02-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,868
Posted By confounded

SriBiker -- I'd be up for some laps. I'm not sure...

SriBiker -- I'd be up for some laps. I'm not sure if I can keep up with those paces, but I could try. I really don't have any idea what my times would be like. I do loops, but don't use a stopwatch....
05-31-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By confounded

I recently began riding a fixed gear. I'm an...

I recently began riding a fixed gear. I'm an active guy - soccer and tennis often - but I've been amazed at the transformation in my legs - toned, slimmed, strong - in just a few weeks of daily...
05-27-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,127
Posted By confounded

They can't mess up their $200 haircuts.

They can't mess up their $200 haircuts.
05-27-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,127
Posted By confounded

A lot of fads don't make sense. Have you read...

A lot of fads don't make sense. Have you read "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell? While not addressing fixie mania specifically, it might help explain how the phenomenon started and why it...
05-25-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,331
Posted By confounded

Do you have photos of your bike and the...

Do you have photos of your bike and the installation? Would be useful to see how you mounted the kit. Thanks.
05-24-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,273
Posted By confounded

Kysmo moved a block over. They are at 36 Ludlow....

Kysmo moved a block over. They are at 36 Ludlow. From their original location walk north on Orchard, right on Hester, left on Ludlow and they'll be on your right. Their bikes are, like MNC, generic...
05-24-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By confounded

Best deal for used road bikes is going to be at a...

Best deal for used road bikes is going to be at a flea market. They'll usually need plenty of work, but I've seen decent bikes for $25-$50. We picked up a 1979 Raleigh Roadster for my girlfriend for...
05-24-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,273
Posted By confounded

MNC E-bike is an e-bike shop in Chinatown. They,...

MNC E-bike is an e-bike shop in Chinatown. They, like Kysmo, take generic Chinese imports and label them up as their own product. Kysmo carries an Li-ON foldie for $900, $50 less than MNC. Pretty...
05-24-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,674,847
Posted By confounded

I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and the 53 fits me...

I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and the 53 fits me perfectly. Scrod is likely right. You may even fit on a 57. A friend of mine has one and it feels like a bike for a 6 footer.
05-23-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,868
Posted By confounded

I ride the park nearly every workday. If you see...

I ride the park nearly every workday. If you see a guy on a gold Mericer Kilo stripper say hi.

I also live right off the park so it's a quick fun way to get a workout.
05-23-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,757
Posted By confounded

Very nice looking bike. Enjoy.

Very nice looking bike. Enjoy.
05-23-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,674,847
Posted By confounded

They're gone now. I took the bike to the park...

They're gone now. I took the bike to the park straight from the bike shop so I didn't change a thing before snapping that shot.

Bike shorts made a big difference with butt comfort, but I still...
05-23-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,859
Posted By confounded

Can't know for sure without an MRI, but a popping...

Can't know for sure without an MRI, but a popping knee is often the sign of a torn meniscus. A flap of connective tissue may have torn loose and gets trapped between the two articulating surfaces as...
05-21-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,674,847
Posted By confounded

My new Kilo Stripper. Arrived yesterday. Bike...

My new Kilo Stripper. Arrived yesterday. Bike shop put on the rear brake. That'll be coming off.
05-21-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,641,663
Posted By confounded

151798 My Kilo Stripper arrived yesterday...

151798
My Kilo Stripper arrived yesterday morning, LBS built it yesterday afternoon, rode through Central Park yesterday evening. Asked LBS not to install the rear brake, but they did anyway for...
05-20-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,009
Posted By confounded

When you say "oldcarguy" you're not kidding. Wow....

When you say "oldcarguy" you're not kidding. Wow. Very nice.
05-20-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,931
Posted By confounded

It really depends on what you want the bike for. ...

It really depends on what you want the bike for.

The first decision you should make it whether you want a pedal assist or throttle control. If this is a bike for exercise with a little extra...
05-20-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By confounded

My Kilo TT Stripper gold digger arrived this...

My Kilo TT Stripper gold digger arrived this morning. Took it to the LBS to assemble and they were super cool about it. Will take my first ride this afternoon and post pictures soon.
05-16-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By confounded

Thanks, morph. I'm specifically looking for a...

Thanks, morph. I'm specifically looking for a folding e-bike. Something I can put in a closet when its cool enough to use my regular bike to commute. I rode a bike with the bionix system built on,...
05-16-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By confounded

Which lager is this? I rode the black/red...

Which lager is this? I rode the black/red version. My LBS was asking $695. Is this a different bike? I really liked the ride, but went with a Kilo TT Stripper given the enormous price difference.
05-16-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By confounded

folding electric bikes (and the picycle)?

I'm wondering about the various folding bike options out there.

My local e-bike shop carries the Ecobike Vatavio, but it is currently out of stock so I haven't been able to ride it. I like, in...
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