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Forum: Commuting
01-17-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By AlTheKiller

Was there any reason in particular you felt you...

Was there any reason in particular you felt you needed that specific chain? Personally I only use kmc or sram chains. I ditch shimano whenever I can.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,332
Posted By AlTheKiller

Funny the differences we all have in feel. Unlike...

Funny the differences we all have in feel. Unlike the previous poster I'm a relatively light weight, especially for my height. 160 pounds soaking wet.

And I started on the opposite end of the...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

Flash flood warning kind of commute ...

Flash flood warning kind of commute
http://i.imgur.com/1jMFNNi.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-10-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

What if someone pulls out your crank bolts, and...

What if someone pulls out your crank bolts, and uses a Park Tool Crank Puller to steal your cranks, though? You gotta think of these things, man!
Forum: Commuting
02-10-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,594
Posted By AlTheKiller

It would have to be way colder than it normally...

It would have to be way colder than it normally gets around here for me to even think of wearing my bomber jacket. And even then, you usually still end up sweating a bit, and a big, bulky,...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,008
Posted By AlTheKiller

You could potentially try and lengthen some...

You could potentially try and lengthen some raceblade fenders?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/12/07/fashion/31470646.JPG

They already go about as low as many popular style of fenders,...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,941
Posted By AlTheKiller

I have ridden the past few years. I've never had...

I have ridden the past few years. I've never had to wait in line either, is that more common in big cities? My polling places usually have dozens of booths, with few people around voting. Though I do...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-16, 01:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,610
Posted By AlTheKiller

nice bikes, and the pictures make me want to move...

nice bikes, and the pictures make me want to move to toronto
Forum: Commuting
02-01-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By AlTheKiller

I have 2.25" MTB tires and just bought/installed...

I have 2.25" MTB tires and just bought/installed the 65mm Longboards. Any bike shop should be able to order them from QBP. You should probably go one size down from that, I forget what they recommend...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

great stable. I'd commute the hell out of any of...

great stable. I'd commute the hell out of any of those three
Forum: Commuting
01-29-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By AlTheKiller

That's what she said. ...

That's what she said.
https://media4.giphy.com/media/f8pT7bphqES4M/200_s.gif
Forum: Commuting
01-29-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

Just did a really quick, imprecise measurement on...

Just did a really quick, imprecise measurement on the front brakes. I have about 13cm of cable from the straddle to either brake arm. That's not counting any of the horizontal cable taken up by the...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,312
Posted By AlTheKiller

That's the plan with my current commuter MTB. I...

That's the plan with my current commuter MTB. I had a drop bar conversion in mind for the past year, but ended up sticking with city bars and trigger shifters to keep cost down for commuting duty.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

aside from angling the new bars better, I think...

aside from angling the new bars better, I think I'm about set.

http://i.imgur.com/8qYPuEj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WFy1Aa2.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-25-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 76,874
Posted By AlTheKiller

I'm finally just about happy with the commuter....

I'm finally just about happy with the commuter. New Longboards, VO Postino bars, and new cantis without the horrible post style brake pads that make adjusting a pain in my ass. Gotta play with the...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By AlTheKiller

I've seen the pure rando blog guys say the same...

I've seen the pure rando blog guys say the same thing about their favorite frames, that loading up a handlebar bag on the right bike makes it handle better. I'll have to feel it to believe it.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,164
Posted By AlTheKiller

Aren't you potentially getting just as wet by...

Aren't you potentially getting just as wet by doubling your commute time in a downpour by walking vs biking? Honest question. Or is it safety that's the factor?

We've had a lot of steady showers...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By AlTheKiller

remove wheels, and get on in there with a...

remove wheels, and get on in there with a rag/scrubbing tool, and a cleaning agent of some kind
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

got a facelift. New Velo Orange Postino bars, new...

got a facelift. New Velo Orange Postino bars, new Velo Orange headset, and probably the biggest difference are the tektro cr720 canti brakes which are a huuuuuge improvement over the janky shimano...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By AlTheKiller

Did you apply grease to the bolt before...

Did you apply grease to the bolt before attempting to reinstall? If not, always do that, especially if the threads were probably already a bit rough with corrosion. And like said above, most likely...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 12:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By AlTheKiller

I'm currently ghetto mounting my rear panniers...

I'm currently ghetto mounting my rear panniers under my VO Porteur rack. While not as optimal as lowriders, it's still nice to get some essentials down low underneath, while being able to strap...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By AlTheKiller

It's not about the handling being bad. Especially...

It's not about the handling being bad. Especially with lighter loads. It's just... less good, for lack of a better term, than midsize front loads on many bikes. A probably even better way to describe...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-16, 12:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By AlTheKiller

I did some quick googling and found the Soma Mini...

I did some quick googling and found the Soma Mini Front Rack seems commonly available in the $20-$30 dollar range online. No experience with it, but Soma stuff is usually good. Also most bike shops...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,068
Posted By AlTheKiller

This is my "oldest"(in my possession) current...

This is my "oldest"(in my possession) current commuter. Chosen for the versatility of a cross bike, though I've come to have some qualms with typical cross geometry and commuting. It's spent most of...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

http://i.imgur.com/NDedJJq.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/NDedJJq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1FZkrAC.jpg



Funnily enough, this isn't a rare pronunciation. We get a lot of people unfamiliar with the brand in our shop who try to give...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By AlTheKiller

pros: small to midsize commuting loads make *MY*...

pros: small to midsize commuting loads make *MY* bikes handle less poorly compared to rear loads. Your mileage may vary.

cons: With a front rack set up you usually have less versatility for the...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,036
Posted By AlTheKiller

in what way are rim brakes more trouble than they...

in what way are rim brakes more trouble than they are worth for you? Just curious. I like disks and think they are great in many respects, but I know their performance advantage is usually much...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-16, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

I de-racked the faster cx commuter a month or so...

I de-racked the faster cx commuter a month or so ago... Still unsure if worth it... haha. I started doing more bumpy, rough roads and single track for recreation and ditched it. I keep a full change...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-16, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,102
Posted By AlTheKiller

I roll up. It takes a few seconds at the...

I roll up. It takes a few seconds at the beginning/end of each ride, that's all. Mostly ride in jeans in spring/fall commuting. On my beater I sometimes leave the pants down and just stay in the big...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,622
Posted By AlTheKiller

you averaged your moving speed, not your...

you averaged your moving speed, not your travelling speed, maybe he did differently? I can commute where my average moving speed is 20, but overall average is sub 15 due to stops.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,073
Posted By AlTheKiller

Did you know that modern, state of the art...

Did you know that modern, state of the art toilets use 1.5 gallons of perfect drinking water per flush? If you have an older toilet 3 gallons ain't rare, and up to 7 gallons wasn't unheard of. Here...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,889
Posted By AlTheKiller

You'll almost always spend twice as much by...

You'll almost always spend twice as much by trying to "save money and piecing it together" yourself. Granted, if you'll be unhappy with what it has on it and will swap it out anyways you might save a...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,567
Posted By AlTheKiller

Still do. And usually choose to ride it more...

Still do. And usually choose to ride it more frequently than my other bike worth about $1500 more than this one

http://i.imgur.com/Zj0zfKu.jpg

Currently running Conti Race King 2.2" tires that...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,484
Posted By AlTheKiller

that purple job is awesome. I don't get...

that purple job is awesome.

I don't get people who care so much about riding in the rain. It's not going to hurt your bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

His toughroad I think will max out on common 2.25...

His toughroad I think will max out on common 2.25 or 2.3" MTB tires up front. Maybe a hair narrower in back. It's definitely geared towards the sporty, flatbar, gravel grinding side of bikes. Not the...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,145
Posted By AlTheKiller

Yeah, and in the process thousands of pretty...

Yeah, and in the process thousands of pretty crappy things come along. Bikes like this seem that way to me. Geared towards the techy, startup employee who fairweather commutes. And, sure, good for...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,242
Posted By AlTheKiller

Looking to build up a frame for commuting/light...

Looking to build up a frame for commuting/light touring and probably will put 10 speed 105 on it while i still can. I like it a lot more than the eleven speed versions I've tuned and ridden. And...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlTheKiller

had a stretch of shoulder with dozens of little...

had a stretch of shoulder with dozens of little crabapples for a while. both the mtb and cx handled it well, more fun than anything.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-15, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By AlTheKiller

yes. "cable stretch" is rarely, if ever *actual*...

yes. "cable stretch" is rarely, if ever *actual* stretching of the cable. Most commonly there are a variety of other things. First I'd check the condition of your housing. was it kinked down low?...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By AlTheKiller

just about any bike should handle grass on the...

just about any bike should handle grass on the side of the road. a warning, though. riding on grass is like riding with flat tires, sucks up a ton of energy. without seeing your path I'd feel pretty...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,505
Posted By AlTheKiller

awesome Raleigh. Is that the Nitto Bullmoose, or...

awesome Raleigh. Is that the Nitto Bullmoose, or one of the older iterations??
Forum: Commuting
10-09-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,541
Posted By AlTheKiller

Unlike many shops who seem to have a bunch of...

Unlike many shops who seem to have a bunch of mechanics who hate CB pedals, my shop loves them and only one part time mechanic rides SPD, the rest are on CB. This means we also sell a bunch of them....
Forum: Commuting
10-09-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,070
Posted By AlTheKiller

I've blown out my right knee a couple times. The...

I've blown out my right knee a couple times. The knee warmers go on probably in that temp range. For commutes I'm okay because it's short enough usually.

My ears are also insanely susceptible to...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,339
Posted By AlTheKiller

faster commuter got to stretch its legs a bit...

faster commuter got to stretch its legs a bit today.

http://i.imgur.com/DSA36CX.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-02-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,139
Posted By AlTheKiller

Gotta go with a trailer on this one. I think...

Gotta go with a trailer on this one. I think cargo bikes are cool, but for me that facilitates having at least one other "fun" bike, but purely utilitarian people could definitely get by. Add to that...
09-23-15, 01:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,520
Posted By AlTheKiller

Giant isn't owned by anyone but giant, last i...

Giant isn't owned by anyone but giant, last i checked.
09-06-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,666
Posted By AlTheKiller

Most anything with some tread/width can handle...

Most anything with some tread/width can handle those trails. MTBs give you the ability to ride them much faster and worry free. Take an already loose turn on a rigid hybrid with ~40mm tires, and then...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-15, 12:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,026
Posted By AlTheKiller

It depends on what you mean by cheap fixed gear....

It depends on what you mean by cheap fixed gear. Stay away from the "fashion brand" types that market super sweet fixie colors, bro!! Purefix is a great example. Horrible frames and components.

I...
09-02-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By AlTheKiller

I was really close to snagging one of these....

I was really close to snagging one of these. Really like the hybrids which lean towards certain MTB tendencies. The toughroad which has sort of replaced it is really nice, too.
09-02-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By AlTheKiller

Normally I don't put much value in disk brakes...

Normally I don't put much value in disk brakes over rim brakes in anything but performance applications. But I'm in california where it's always dry. In London they might have a small performance...
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