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10-01-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By sean999

Hey "GreatWhiteShark", the red-and-bold font is a...

Hey "GreatWhiteShark", the red-and-bold font is a bit harsh on the eyes! (Not quite "shouting" with all-caps, but kinda close...)
-Sean
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,529
Posted By sean999

Panniers are not great if you frequently need to...

Panniers are not great if you frequently need to lock your bike up and carry the panniers. I much prefer an arrangement that allows me to use a good, sturdy bag that is well suited for carrying when...
10-01-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By sean999

Two electrical-work things I've learned the hard...

Two electrical-work things I've learned the hard way:
1. Crimp-on connectors are not as easy to use as they might seem!
2. Put the bit of heat-shrink tube on the wire *before* you crimp (or solder,...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By sean999

In some areas this won't be sufficient security...

In some areas this won't be sufficient security against theft! I used to live in San Francisco, CA, and had my seat post and seat (and attached blinky) stolen, even after I'd replaced the QR clamp...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 356,896
Posted By sean999

Some of the old ('80's, I guess I mean) MTB...

Some of the old ('80's, I guess I mean) MTB frames have nice long chainstays, which mean they can carry a fairly heavy load on a rear rack (case of wine, say, and/or probably a serious touring load)...
06-11-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,089
Posted By sean999

What, specifically, did you not like about the...

What, specifically, did you not like about the OnGuard locking skewers "finish quality"? A bit rough or uneven surface, or something more? Did you get the sense that someone could grab on end with...
06-11-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,725
Posted By sean999

Kinda impractical.....

Kinda impractical.....
06-11-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,725
Posted By sean999

Wrong!!!!!!!! It happens a whole lot. Just...

Wrong!!!!!!!! It happens a whole lot. Just because it hasn't happened to you, well, you see my line of reasoning?




Exactly. They want something they can sell, and it doesn't have to be...
06-11-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By sean999

Not in San Francisco, CA! (And, I presume, the...

Not in San Francisco, CA! (And, I presume, the same is true in other cities.) Seats and seatposts get stolen all the time here lately, even w/o QR.

-Sean
10-15-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By sean999

I'm wondering the same thing as David. Hey...

I'm wondering the same thing as David. Hey Maltess, how about it??
Forum: Commuting
10-15-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,758
Posted By sean999

Also see: http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html

Also see: http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html
Forum: Commuting
10-15-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,758
Posted By sean999

There definitely is such a thing as a tire that's...

There definitely is such a thing as a tire that's too narrow for a rim (I'm talking width, not diameter)! Too wide is also a possibility.

See the section titled "Width Considerations" near the...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By sean999

Here in San Francisco, Calif. (a hilly town, in...

Here in San Francisco, Calif. (a hilly town, in case you don't know...), I prefer to have lower than 1:1 for some steeper hills, esp. if I'm schlepping home some groceries. My current steed is a late...
08-09-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,085
Posted By sean999

I just want to add my voice of hope, admiration,...

I just want to add my voice of hope, admiration, and appreciation for Sheldon.
06-26-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,471
Posted By sean999

Actually, it's not funny, it's kind of a drag to...

Actually, it's not funny, it's kind of a drag to have a BF page take *forever* to load because of a huge photo. Not everyone has a high-speed connection, and even if we all did, there's no excuse for...
06-26-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By sean999

Using Google would be a good move, IMO. Google...

Using Google would be a good move, IMO. Google does not "suck"! The current BF search software is maddeningly unsophisticated: it's like old early-90's stuff that automatically uses the "OR" operator...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,215
Posted By sean999

Years ago my girlfriend lost an important bag...

Years ago my girlfriend lost an important bag when it slipped from underneath a couple of bungee cords on a rear rack. My solution to this kind of problem is to mount a large Rubbermaid-brand plastic...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By sean999

"Everyone else with fenders" doesn't have fenders...

"Everyone else with fenders" doesn't have fenders like yours! I rode for years and years with 27x1.125 and then 700x35, with close-fitting but narrow fenders, with no extra mudflaps, and didn't get...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,310
Posted By sean999

Well, there are lots of recommended tires here....

Well, there are lots of recommended tires here. However, I wonder if there are any moderately priced 26" commuting tires (not $45/tire) that have something like a consensus recommendation. Ideally...
Forum: Touring
05-29-07, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,046
Posted By sean999

My 1987 Trek 850 has 17.75" chainstays (center of...

My 1987 Trek 850 has 17.75" chainstays (center of BB to center of rear axle). The big difference in frame geometry between this late-80's MTB and a tourer like the LHT is the higher BB. Probably not...
Forum: Touring
03-15-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By sean999

From everything I've read about frame geometry, a...

From everything I've read about frame geometry, a 5cm difference in chainstay length is HUGE.
Forum: Touring
03-15-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,368
Posted By sean999

touring bikes carry stuff well, even around town

Just a reminder: touring isn't the only kind of riding that benefits from touring-bike geometry. Long chainstays are a real advantage for me everytime I haul groceries home.
Forum: Touring
03-15-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,368
Posted By sean999

We can't test ride the LHT!

Taking some test rides is great, of course, but it's not really possible with bikes that have to be specially ordered, and the LHT is one such model: stores do not have it in stock. So people who are...
Forum: Touring
02-15-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,464
Posted By sean999

Anyone considering a Volpe for loaded touring...

Anyone considering a Volpe for loaded touring should think about the short chainstays: at least until 1999 they were 43cm; they're now 42.5cm (not sure when the change happened).
Forum: Touring
12-05-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By sean999

Thank you, Vik and Woody. -Sean

Thank you, Vik and Woody.
-Sean
Forum: Touring
12-03-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By sean999

nobody has costs for their LHT build-up???

I still haven't seen anyone specify what they used, and how much they paid, for building an LHT. Kinda surprising.

Eric, the Surly link is to specs for the frameset, and has no info on components...
Forum: Touring
12-01-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By sean999

Todd, what's a ballpark figure for cost of the...

Todd, what's a ballpark figure for cost of the components you listed on your blog, going with the cheaper options where you list more than one choice?
-Sean
Forum: Touring
11-25-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,781
Posted By sean999

So nobody has info on when this will be in shops,...

So nobody has info on when this will be in shops, or what components it'll have?
Forum: Touring
11-22-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,781
Posted By sean999

At $930 for a comlete bike, this is becoming more...

At $930 for a comlete bike, this is becoming more intriguing! Can anyone here say with much authority when these will be available, and what the components are like?
Forum: Touring
11-21-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,781
Posted By sean999

Fuji chainstays slightly shorter; does it matter ???

The LHT has 18.1" chainstays, vs 17.3" for the Fuji. Is that difference enough to affect how the bikes handle when heavily loaded in the rear? Or how about hands-off stability during ordinary riding...
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