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Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kojak

acidfast7, Is that a fixie, or just a single...

acidfast7, Is that a fixie, or just a single speed?
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kojak

Not sure that I have a good answer for that other...

Not sure that I have a good answer for that other than possibly sales volume.

I guess the other answer is, technically they aren't. Sure, you can source a very high end bicycle tire and then the...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kojak

I've skimmed through thread, and now I need a...

I've skimmed through thread, and now I need a drink... holy cow.

Okay, so I haven't worked for Schwalbe for a few years now but unless there has been profound changes at the company (not likely),...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kojak

I'm reading through the thread, I'll chime in...

I'm reading through the thread, I'll chime in when I'm done....
Forum: Commuting
06-11-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,048
Posted By Kojak

On the Schwalbe site (and in the catalog), tire...

On the Schwalbe site (and in the catalog), tire ratings across tire types won't be comparable, by that I mean you can't look at the ratings in the "Road" section and compare them with the ratings in...
11-16-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,822
Posted By Kojak

A new product that I saw at Interbike might be...

A new product that I saw at Interbike might be the answer.

http://www.stagescycling.com/

Again, not cheap but you retain your current wheel set up. The price on the home page can be misleading...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Kojak

Van Andel, Bakfiets.nl 8 speed Nexus hub with a...

Van Andel, Bakfiets.nl 8 speed Nexus hub with a front hub dynamo
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Kojak

Another pic 278650

Another pic
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Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Kojak

Dutch Bakfiets, I've wanted one for a while,...

Dutch Bakfiets, I've wanted one for a while, about 2 weeks ago a neighbor was selling one at a price I couldn't resist. It's awesome, although quite a departure from my roadbikes. I'll see if I...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Kojak

My latest N+1

Commuter, errand runner, School Bus!
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,482
Posted By Kojak

Hi Rootman, Schwalbe's most durable,...

Hi Rootman,

Schwalbe's most durable, puncture resistant tire (Marathon Plus) in a 26 x 1.75 (widest version of this tire) weighs 980 gr., a standard duty tube weighs 190 gr., so the combo weighs...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,482
Posted By Kojak

I'm kind of glad it was bumped, I'm still looking...

I'm kind of glad it was bumped, I'm still looking for an honest answer to the original question that I posed; Has anyone on these boards used these? If so, what are your impressions? Having never...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,486
Posted By Kojak

Precisely....^^^^^^^ Especially the 2nd...

Precisely....^^^^^^^

Especially the 2nd statement.

Maybe let the air out of all 4 tires on his car and then say, "I thought it'd be funny".
Forum: Commuting
09-05-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Kojak

We have one car, and my wife uses it, so I ride...

We have one car, and my wife uses it, so I ride or I could take the bus. For the bus I'd have to walk 2 blocks (in the rain to get there), and about 6 or 7 blocks to the office when I got off, in...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Kojak

Tough Tire Mount? Useful Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XUFVrl0UT4
Forum: Commuting
08-28-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,865
Posted By Kojak

What kind of tubes are you using? Cheap tubes...

What kind of tubes are you using? Cheap tubes aren't reinforced at the base of the valve, good tubes are.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Kojak

I read through rather quickly, have you...

I read through rather quickly, have you determined that the hole in the tube is on the inner (rim) side, or on the outer (rolling) side? Someone mentioned using a cotton ball, this is my favorite...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kojak

The worst: http://goo.gl/maps/sn49g On...

The worst:

http://goo.gl/maps/sn49g

On the other side of those hedges is where they hitch up the horses to the carriages. The odor of horse puckey is thick nearly all the time. The folks who...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kojak

The other best: http://goo.gl/maps/RpIqT

The other best:

http://goo.gl/maps/RpIqT
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kojak

One of the best: http://goo.gl/maps/jD7jB

One of the best:

http://goo.gl/maps/jD7jB
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By Kojak

No pinch flats if you run tubeless, but that's a...

No pinch flats if you run tubeless, but that's a pretty low pressure for that narrow of a tire. Pretty good chance that you'll "burp" out what little air you have, effectively flatting. If you want...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kojak

Over short distances, even small hesitations will...

Over short distances, even small hesitations will drastically reduce your "average speed". Easiest way to test the math is do the calculation yourself. Garmin devices calculate your average speed,...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,932
Posted By Kojak

Larger volume tires (700x25 instead of 700x23)...

Larger volume tires (700x25 instead of 700x23) that aren't overly fragile (the Gatorskins that people are mentioning wouldn't be a bad choice, there are others as well). Keep them properly inflated....
Forum: Commuting
08-13-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,909
Posted By Kojak

Generally it's a combination of the rim/tire that...

Generally it's a combination of the rim/tire that can make a tire difficult to mount. Some people have no trouble whatsoever mounting up a Marathon +, others write us notes telling us how cruel we...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kojak

I'm not quite so skeptical on the 23,000 claim,...

I'm not quite so skeptical on the 23,000 claim, considering that it's stated in NashComm's post that it was a front tire (not a rear), and that in the same period of time he's gone through 3 rear...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kojak

Universal Cycles price on this tire is $60. ...

Universal Cycles price on this tire is $60. Factor in your 15% discount and it's down to $51. Still above your $45 ceiling, but getting close.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kojak

As for a tire that best meets all of your...

As for a tire that best meets all of your criteria (except price) the closest thing we make is the Durano Plus. It blows your budget though, so maybe it's not even a consideration.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Kojak

Truly an excellent looking machine!

Truly an excellent looking machine!
Forum: Commuting
06-13-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kojak

This! As for riding in the rain without...

This!

As for riding in the rain without fenders, your backside is going to get wet and dirty no matter which tires you use. You might want to consider a quick disconnect seatpost fender for wet...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By Kojak

Supremes are about 110 grams/tire heavier than...

Supremes are about 110 grams/tire heavier than the Kojaks, so they won't feel quite as quick and nimble as the Kojaks, but the Supremes should last quite a bit longer, and they offer a better...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Kojak

My guess it's because that tire would be closer...

My guess it's because that tire would be closer to the specification of what came on the bike originally. It's also going to be a bit more comfortable than the 1" tire (more shock absorbing). The...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Kojak

"25-630 mm" This was in the specs, so that...

"25-630 mm" This was in the specs, so that should work, but you should check the rim width inside dimension just to make sure. This tire is 7mm narrower than the 27 x 1 1/4 and may be problematic...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Kojak

More important to know the ETRTO size of the...

More important to know the ETRTO size of the tire/rim. A 27" tire (old style) is likely an ETRTO 630mm Diameter. Then you'll want to know the width of the rim (tire off, inside width bead hood to...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kojak

I've always liked it super-cold, it's like a...

I've always liked it super-cold, it's like a milkshake.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kojak

Banana/Strawberry Smoothie. After a long hot day...

Banana/Strawberry Smoothie. After a long hot day in the saddle, it's the best if beer is not on the list.

2 bananas, 1+ cups of frozen strawberries, 1/2 tray of ice and a cup or so of any kind of...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Kojak

Conti still has some production in Germany, but...

Conti still has some production in Germany, but most of their tires are now made in Asia. For the record, all Schwalbe tires are made in Asia. The headquarters, engineering, and design for both...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Kojak

Highest TPI as compared with what cross section...

Highest TPI as compared with what cross section of tires? There are many tires out there that have a substantially higher thread count than 180. Beyond that, thread count alone is not necessarily a...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kojak

Always flashing unless there isn't enough ambient...

Always flashing unless there isn't enough ambient light to see. In town where there are a lot of headlamps and streetlights that are "on", a bright flashing light stands out. I want to be as...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Kojak

Unless it's a really cheapo tube, it shouldn't be...

Unless it's a really cheapo tube, it shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Kojak

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/racing_tir...

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/racing_tires/durano_plus

These have the tire liner built in to the casing of the tire, which is also better in terms of reducing rolling resistance.

For...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,694
Posted By Kojak

Showers Pass makes some nice stuff too. I don't...

Showers Pass makes some nice stuff too. I don't have personal experience with it buy my wife really likes her Showers Pass Portland jacket. She's not a very aggressive rider so maybe it would pose a...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,694
Posted By Kojak

Good technical wear will keep you warm even when...

Good technical wear will keep you warm even when you're wet. Wool is incredible for this as well. I'd much rather be soaked with rain than have my own little personal sauna of sweat.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Kojak

These probably aren't for everyone, but I like...

These probably aren't for everyone, but I like the shoes that Dromarti makes. (The description below is from Fairdale Bikes)

Dromarti makes classic cycling shoes with options for a Look-style...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Kojak

It's not a huge issue, just makes it more...

It's not a huge issue, just makes it more difficult to mount the tire without twisting or pinching the tube. This probably wouldn't work if your tire were any narrower.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kojak

Not just for fixing bike issues, but I often use...

Not just for fixing bike issues, but I often use my helmet light around the house when I need a flashlight and two hands free.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Kojak

Knobs do hold the vulnerable part of the tire...

Knobs do hold the vulnerable part of the tire (the casing) off the ground, so the theory is legitimate, but as Seattle Forrest pointed out, a knobby has very limited grip and adhesion on pavement so...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kojak

One of these on my handlebars (600 lumens, or...

One of these on my handlebars (600 lumens, or less when not set at max intensity)

http://www.bikelights.com/stella600.html

One of these on my helmet (110 lumens, or less when not set at max...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Kojak

There are also a lot of tires out there that are...

There are also a lot of tires out there that are designed to minimize the potential for flats with thick, puncture resistant belts. Pretty much any major bicycle tire manufacturer makes a quality,...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 70,620
Posted By Kojak

I still have my 1993 Cannondale "Beast of the...

I still have my 1993 Cannondale "Beast of the East" aluminum mountain bike. Bought it new off the shop floor (R+E Cycles in Seattle), and I still use it, mostly for rides with the family. It was...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Kojak

Could have asked her, "do you need to strip...

Could have asked her, "do you need to strip search me?" and then start taking off your clothes. At least you'd know right away if she was a real cop or not.
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