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Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By wll

What thickness of cable was it and what brand....

What thickness of cable was it and what brand. Also, if you know how was it rated?

Thank you very much as I have a couple of very heavy duty cable locks, but if these were the the same as the one...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By wll

quarters - Would You Mind !!!!

Telling us what cable lock system you had, so I may not buy one.

How thick was it and was it rated?

Thank you very much.


wll
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By wll

Well, I Did It :-)

Waited till the end, but all my business shows are through and it's time to start rid'n again...sooooo I went to REI, got my 20% discount and bought a Novara Safari.

Pick this baby up on Sunday. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,526
Posted By wll

Just got mine yeaterday, now what bike to put...

Just got mine yeaterday, now what bike to put them on .... I think my old steel frame LeMond Alpe D' Huez :-)


wll
Forum: Commuting
11-28-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By wll

My decision will be a last minute thing after...

My decision will be a last minute thing after months of careful thought, if you know what I mean. The Safari, Metropolis and the Brodie Ocho are all in the running.

The Safari will come on sale...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-07, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By wll

Rocky Mountain Metropolus ?

Anyone use a Rocky Mountain Metropolus for commuting, seems like a very good bike. Can you put a rack on this bike. How does this compare the the Brodie Ocho ?

It looks like maybe a better deal...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,526
Posted By wll

Just ordered Grip Kings today, should be in...

Just ordered Grip Kings today, should be in around Dec 14th or so.

Will put them on my Specialized Crossroads, that I will turn into a commuter bike.


wll
Forum: Commuting
11-16-07, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By wll

Comfort Bike for Commuting ??

I have a beautiful Specialized 2008 Crossroads Elite bike that I have been trying to sell. The bike has VERY few miles on it and rides like a dream. I have been trying to sell it because I want a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-07, 05:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,802
Posted By wll

That's it, he has very large lungs and lung...

That's it, he has very large lungs and lung capacity, a very powerful heart and trains harder than anyone else. I've heard that his body gets rid of lactic acid faster than the other riders - meaning...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 04:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,244
Posted By wll

Does anyone make a commuter bike with that hub / ...

Does anyone make a commuter bike with that hub /

wll
Forum: Touring
11-12-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By wll

My next bike will probably be a Safari also. The...

My next bike will probably be a Safari also. The group set is very good for the price and the bike seems made very well.

There are quite a few folks that have used this bike for all kinds of...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-07, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By wll

Look at the REI Fusion, it is almost exactly what...

Look at the REI Fusion, it is almost exactly what you want.

wll
Forum: Commuting
11-10-07, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By wll

Get a Life !!!

WHAT, WHAT DID YOU SAY !!!!! ........

I make a simple post about what I saw and you turn it into a social economic thing ... my friend you are a horses a**

How dare you tell ME I have no idea...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By wll

Don't know if illegal or not, just know some of...

Don't know if illegal or not, just know some of the folks were rid'n like fools.


wll
Forum: Commuting
11-09-07, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By wll

Tonight in LA !

Was downtown Los Angeles tonight (between 4 and 6.30) 8th ST, between Maple and Hill+. Saw many bike riders, at least 25. Not one had a helmet or lights. all looked like they using them for...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By wll

A large shower cap works :-) wll

A large shower cap works :-)

wll
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By wll

Remember, many, many folks don't know that bikes...

Remember, many, many folks don't know that bikes have as much right to the road as cars. They think cyclist should ride on the sidewalk ONLY.

We need more education for those non riders.


wll
Forum: Commuting
11-05-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,622
Posted By wll

If you want a VERY tough bike an everyday, hall...

If you want a VERY tough bike an everyday, hall stuff around kind of bike, look at Workman Bikes.

They make bikes, trikes and four wheelers. They are tough as nails, they are on my short list :-)...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-07, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By wll

Down and Dirty Commuter Bike

Does anyone have a police bike they use for commuting ?

I'm thinking of a REI Safari, but maybe a Trek, Fuji, or Cannondale police bike would make the best bullet proof off the shelf commuter ?
...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By wll

Two Riders Wearing Black This Evening !

Went to dinner with my sister and a friend of the family. On my way home we encountered a girl riding her bike on the right side, wearing dark clothing, no helmet and no lights.

Then a few minutes...
11-01-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,326
Posted By wll

Could you imagine cruz"n down the road and the...

Could you imagine cruz"n down the road and the guy in back of you is ticked off 'cause you are going to slow - and you give him a blast !!!!

A few of those and most folks would stay clear of you I...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-07, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By wll

I hope you find the guys that stole your bike and...

I hope you find the guys that stole your bike and kill them !!!


wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,319
Posted By wll

What !!!!!

I live in Kalifornia, I can harly wait to get out of this dump, why in the H*LL would you move here if you want to live free ?



wll
Forum: Commuting
10-30-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By wll

I have a 1996 steel frame Alpe d'Huez. It...

I have a 1996 steel frame Alpe d'Huez.

It now has Campanolo Veloce components, Mavic Open Race rims, DB spokes and Specialized Amradillo tires.

A very nice bike, this is my everyday ride ......
Forum: Commuting
10-30-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By wll

Their is plenty of money, it is just that the...

Their is plenty of money, it is just that the politicians spend it on themselves.

Remember the only good politician is a dead politician !


wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,319
Posted By wll

What is the link, I can't find it ! wll

What is the link, I can't find it !



wll
Forum: Commuting
10-27-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,431
Posted By wll

I have two 'friends" that have lost their...

I have two 'friends" that have lost their licences because of DUI's, they both now ride their bikes to work and to there local bar :-0

I can only hope they stop the bar scene, but chances are the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 05:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,319
Posted By wll

Too bad the car that stopped to help could not...

Too bad the car that stopped to help could not get the license plate #

I would LOVE to see these guys thrown in jail for attempted murder.



wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By wll

YES THAT IS IT !!!!! Thank you very much. They...

YES THAT IS IT !!!!! Thank you very much. They are very nice frames. How long have you had yours?


Thank you again,


wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-07, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By wll

From what I remember, the LBS said the frames...

From what I remember, the LBS said the frames were air hardend steel and rank up there with the best Reynolds.


wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By wll

No, thats not it, what was very nice about this...

No, thats not it, what was very nice about this bike was the fact that the rear bracket had a very nice shape to it and almost encapsulated the ends of the skewer in a deep half arc.



wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By wll

Steel Frame Bike That Starts With a "C"

I saw a couple of bikes today, steel frame and the company started with a "C".

I never heard of the company before but my LBS says that make very good steel frames. The frames are built very, very...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,898
Posted By wll

I have an E5 !

Mine was built in 2005 and sold to my dealer in 2006 I just bought it in 9-07 for a great price !!!!

This bike flies, it is very very fast. mine has all dura Ace components and is beautiful. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-07, 04:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,119
Posted By wll

My Old Nishiki !

This is an old Nishiki, that I have fixed up a bit and powder coated this was my first bike I had taken apart and put back together using mostly new parts (left crankset and cassette)


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Forum: Commuting
10-23-07, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,859
Posted By wll

I can be pretty sarcastic, sorry. I would...

I can be pretty sarcastic, sorry.

I would not want to hurt anyone and I have on quite a few occasions been riding while this same type of thing has happened to me. I have been riding 15-18mph...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,859
Posted By wll

Yes, those are some of my favorite things to do...

Yes, those are some of my favorite things to do :-)

Are you so stupid that you take my last thread serious ?, if so I think you are need of some serious help.

wll
Forum: Commuting
10-23-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By wll

The fires are the worst I've seen, many of my...

The fires are the worst I've seen, many of my friends are standing guard with their homes. The fire fighters are doing all they can do but they are spread very thin.

I tried to go from Canoga Park...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,859
Posted By wll

I would have pretended I was Italian and like in...

I would have pretended I was Italian and like in the movie "Breaking Away" I would have put my tire pump in his spokes as he was passing and said "Buon Giono"


wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,997
Posted By wll

The first time you hit a pot hole going 40+mph...

The first time you hit a pot hole going 40+mph and dump your bike and live to tell about it will be the last time you think of yourself as a sissy when you take that same hill at 25 mph.

I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,448
Posted By wll

I have three road bikes, A LeMond Alpe D'...

I have three road bikes,

A LeMond Alpe D' Huez with Veloce components (just upgraded from 8 speed to 10 speed cassette and put on Mavic Open Road rims, a great training bike, yet one that will...
Forum: Touring
10-22-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By wll

Good luck, I'm going to purchase a touring bike...

Good luck, I'm going to purchase a touring bike shortly and the Novara Safari is at the head of the list, I've heard nothing but very good things about that bike !

Keep us all posted about your...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By wll

Sawtooth !

It is powder coated, one of my suppliers did it as a favor.

It is a pretty rough and tumble bike, I may put another crank and cassette on it cause just about everything is new and the crank and...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By wll

2008 Jamis Aurora Elite ?

Has anyone looked at the specs on this bike. The components are good but gearing may need to be changed.

Is a Carbon fork OK on a commuter or Touring bike ? What are your thoughts.

wll
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-07, 05:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,309
Posted By wll

Just built a small room in the back of my house,...

Just built a small room in the back of my house, have my industrial elliptical machine, my bike machine, a weight machine and enough room for all my bikes :-) Just finished yesterday !

Don't have...
Forum: Touring
10-22-07, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By wll

Just bought the REI Transfer panniers. Great...

Just bought the REI Transfer panniers. Great size, holds lots and has a few pockets. Also has a protective rain cover should it get nasty.

These panniers are not big, but they do hold more than...
Forum: Touring
10-21-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By wll

I can understand your delima. The Trek 520 is...

I can understand your delima. The Trek 520 is very good, a few changes and you are there, crank change (48-36-24) being the main one. The REI Safari is very good for the money and may end up being my...
Forum: Touring
10-21-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 276,846
Posted By wll

Just saw a new Trek 520 today, very nice bike. A...

Just saw a new Trek 520 today, very nice bike. A few things I would change - would get a 48-36-26 crank and add fenders. That about all I can think of.

The only thing I don't like is the color, I...
Forum: Touring
10-21-07, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By wll

For Those Thinking of a REI Safari !

Was looking at Craigslist and came across a guy who is riding from Florida to California on his Safari. Said no trouble, no broken spokes or ? Nice to hear as some may be considering this bike in...
Forum: Touring
10-21-07, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By wll

Thank you , that helped a lot. What was...

Thank you , that helped a lot.

What was Raleigh thinking with a Sora crankset ?

wll
Forum: Commuting
10-21-07, 04:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,580
Posted By wll

Yesterday at my local lbs

While waiting for my local lbs to open yesterday I started counting the number of cyclest I saw, nine, yes nine guys riding around all NOT wearing helmets.

None of them looked like the type that...
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