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01-18-16, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Crawford53

Picked up a sweet 1992? Specialized Rockhopper,...

Picked up a sweet 1992? Specialized Rockhopper, my size and pretty great condition for $70. Pictures to follow when its light out again.
01-16-16, 11:06 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,450
Posted By Crawford53

Very nice. I've been enjoying the recent boon in...

Very nice. I've been enjoying the recent boon in CT breweries, although it's made it difficult to remain without a beer gut.
01-16-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,450
Posted By Crawford53

I'm currently enjoying Threadless by Finch's Beer...

I'm currently enjoying Threadless by Finch's Beer Co but I love IPAs in general. Misty Mountain IPA by Back East Brewing, Sea-Hag by New England Brewing, Cranky by Stony Creek Brewing, Anti-Hero by...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By Crawford53

Fair enough. I've never even thought of that.

Fair enough. I've never even thought of that.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By Crawford53

I got around this using a lowrider front...

I got around this using a lowrider front rack--has an arch above the wheel perfect for mounting a light.
01-15-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,255
Posted By Crawford53

Best explanation, ever. I was a little worried at...

Best explanation, ever. I was a little worried at first it'd be wicked offensive, but it wasn't! Interesting thought experiment to think of meat-eating that way.
01-14-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,255
Posted By Crawford53

Why does every vegan thread get hijacked?! Moving...

Why does every vegan thread get hijacked?! Moving on (because in all honesty I give no sh**ts what some internet troll thinks of my diet), do any of you vegans use Brooks saddles? Seems...
01-13-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,255
Posted By Crawford53

From what I understand, unless you eat a 100%...

From what I understand, unless you eat a 100% "clean" diet, you will ingest enough B12 from fortified foods like nutmilks, nutritional yeast, etc. I don't see any issue with taking a supplement...
07-14-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,492
Posted By Crawford53

+1

+1
07-14-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,492
Posted By Crawford53

Or perhaps they don't exist in dense urban areas...

Or perhaps they don't exist in dense urban areas because there are no economic rewards or social incentives for community-building behavior...drugs and crime are often a result of systematic...
07-14-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,492
Posted By Crawford53

Alleged problem? Food deserts are a very real...

Alleged problem? Food deserts are a very real thing. I understand that for a lot of people on the forums it is hard to understand why someone couldn't just hop on a bike and speed off to the store,...
07-14-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By Crawford53

I only ride rigids. Rockhopper, Barracuda, etc. I...

I only ride rigids. Rockhopper, Barracuda, etc. I prefer them for the type of riding I do. Rockhopper has drops too.
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95 Nishiki Cascade

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94 Barracuda A2E

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91 Rockhopper...
07-14-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 152,020
Posted By Crawford53

This wasn't today, but last week. Took the pup to...

This wasn't today, but last week. Took the pup to the farm for some fresh veggies. His first time in the trailer and he loved it!
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07-11-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Crawford53

In all it's glory... 463803 463804

In all it's glory...

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Forum: Commuting
07-10-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Crawford53

If we had a local coop, I definitely would. I...

If we had a local coop, I definitely would. I would like to say I did it just out of the goodness of my heart but it just happened to make room for a new bike for me ;P

I try to help out where I...
07-10-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,230,594
Posted By Crawford53

Took the nishiki on it's maiden voyage on the...

Took the nishiki on it's maiden voyage on the feeder canal trail in Glens Falls, NY. It's not a terrible gravel path , although the scenery is a little rough. I'm in love with this bike, it really...
07-06-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,050
Posted By Crawford53

My drop bar conversions are always used parts. I...

My drop bar conversions are always used parts. I have access to cheap, high quality vintage bits. If I can't do that, I buy what I can non-brand name. I care about how the bike rides, not what brand...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Crawford53

Passing the love on

A couple weeks ago a buddy of mine asked me to keep an eye out for a inexpensive mountain bike or hybrid for him. He and his girlfriend only had one car and he worked two jobs, needed a bike to get...
07-05-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,736
Posted By Crawford53

No pictures yet, but I just picked up an early...

No pictures yet, but I just picked up an early 90s Nishiki Cascade for $65. It looks barely ridden, super clean with no scratches, rust etc. All original except consumables. I'll post a picture as...
07-02-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Crawford53

That's what I was thinking. I'm going to take a...

That's what I was thinking. I'm going to take a look at it tomorrow, I hope. Although my partner might kill me since I got a new (to me) bike a couple weeks ago...
07-01-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Crawford53

Nishiki Cascade

Does anyone have experience with these? I think I've got myself a pretty decent deal for $65...
Mountain Bike Nashiski (http://worcester.craigslist.org/bik/5063600967.html)
Forum: Commuting
06-27-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Crawford53

Thanks for the outline! I'm leaning towards...

Thanks for the outline! I'm leaning towards option 2, as I'm pretty sure I can snag one for pretty cheap. I'm glad to know people generally like their 1xN set-ups. I have some hills, but no actual...
06-27-15, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,736
Posted By Crawford53

If you weren't across the country I'd help you...

If you weren't across the country I'd help you out! Good job and good luck!
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,205
Posted By Crawford53

My dedicated commuter is also my beast. 91...

My dedicated commuter is also my beast. 91 Rockhopper. Weighs a solid ton but is unbreakable. Bought the frame + various bits for $20, I've probably spent another $75 finishing the build. I'm still...
06-26-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,736
Posted By Crawford53

The only free bikes on the side of the road here...

The only free bikes on the side of the road here are Magna and Pacific crap. Totally jealous.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Crawford53

Yeah, that's what I figured a lot of people would...

Yeah, that's what I figured a lot of people would experience. I have two other options if I want to change it up, though.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Crawford53

Glad to hear it. LBS told me I could buy a single...

Glad to hear it. LBS told me I could buy a single crankset, or modify my triple for the job. My bike isn't nearly as pretty as yours, so aesthetics isn't an issue but would there be a difference in...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Crawford53

1x8 set up for commuter/occasional gravel grinder?

I'm quickly realizing that I don't really use all my gearing that often. My commute is mostly flat with a couple low-grade hills, so I was thinking that my commuter might be a good candidate for a...
06-26-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Crawford53

That was the first thing I tried. I'm concerned...

That was the first thing I tried. I'm concerned about preventing further rust without stripping the paint, not just rust removal.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,541
Posted By Crawford53

I just installed a lowrider rack on my commuter,...

I just installed a lowrider rack on my commuter, but haven't found bags I like yet. I often keep my rear bags on, even if empty because I use my commuter for grocery/farmer's market runs unexpectedly.
06-26-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Crawford53

Preventing More Rust

So I'm considering rebuilding my 1970 Raleigh Sport that has just been sitting in the shed in parts. The only major concern is that the fenders have pretty serious rust along the edges. Initially I...
06-25-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By Crawford53

No luck but plenty of nails!

So I was all pumped to ride to the farmer's market in town today, got all set and started riding. All went well until about a mile in when I ran over the worst nail. I was looking for glass/sharp...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,411
Posted By Crawford53

+1 for getting the point. I'm just happy to see a...

+1 for getting the point. I'm just happy to see a big business marketing anything to people on bikes. We don't even have small businesses doing that (or the town, for that matter, no bike racks...
06-25-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Crawford53

I really like my Blackburn Mammoth Anyvalve mini...

I really like my Blackburn Mammoth Anyvalve mini pump, I bought it on sale at EMS for like, $12 and it has yet to fail me. Takes me equal time to use that for my floor pump, plus it works for...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,363
Posted By Crawford53

Steering sucks with it :P

Steering sucks with it :P
Forum: Introductions
06-25-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Crawford53

Welcome, Rob! I'm also in CT, nice to see others...

Welcome, Rob! I'm also in CT, nice to see others interested in vintage bikes around!
06-24-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,656
Posted By Crawford53

This was the best thing I saw all day. Thank you...

This was the best thing I saw all day. Thank you for that! (and thank you for what you've done for your dog)
06-24-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Crawford53

+1 I got a trailer with the intention of using...

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I got a trailer with the intention of using it to transport both my dogs, especially on longer trips, camping adventures etc but I quickly found out that the larger of my dogs HATES being in the...
06-24-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Crawford53

Good to have a second opinion. I'm not bad with...

Good to have a second opinion. I'm not bad with DIY stuff, it's never pretty but it often does the job (after 2 or 3 tries). I like the challenge, so that's the next project.
06-24-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 398,160
Posted By Crawford53

Just finished most of the wrenching to put the...

Just finished most of the wrenching to put the commuter into double-duty as a utility bike. Still need to figure out a solution for the front rack, install base support under trailer and fashion a...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,955,363
Posted By Crawford53

Not in commuter mode, as I was picking up veggies...

Not in commuter mode, as I was picking up veggies from the farm, but you get the gist. No trailer for most commutes.
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06-24-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,524,330
Posted By Crawford53

Took the A2E out for a quick test ride...

Took the A2E out for a quick test ride today...I've got a new favorite. Fast as anything, beastly climber and super responsive handling. Pretty sure it'll be a 1x8, but I've got to source a crankset...
06-24-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,736
Posted By Crawford53

I didn't save it from the dump, but I did catch a...

I didn't save it from the dump, but I did catch a sweet deal for what would otherwise probably just rot in a garage. Took it for a spin today, man it is fast! It's SO much lighter than my other two...
06-24-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,230,594
Posted By Crawford53

460592 Went to the local farm for some veggies,...

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Went to the local farm for some veggies, hung out with some baby turkeys too!

For some reason I can't get the photo the right way...it's correct on my iPad but not when I upload it into...
06-24-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Crawford53

That is a good system. Unfortunately, I'm still...

That is a good system. Unfortunately, I'm still far too tempted. Although now that I am down to just 3 for myself, one project for the girlfriend and another for a friend the basement is acceptable.
06-24-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,901
Posted By Crawford53

I have two homemade panniers that are more than...

I have two homemade panniers that are more than sufficient for the twice-weekly grocery runs. One is a backpack with hooks to attach to the rack with a bungie cord for security. The other is a medium...
06-24-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Crawford53

Low-rider rack doesn't fit

I have a low-rider rack that I'm dying to put to use on my daily rider, but I can't figure out how to get it to fit. Seems like the hardware isn't made for the forks on my 91 Rockhopper. I'll post...
06-24-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Crawford53

Fair enough. Local to me is within a 2hr drive....

Fair enough. Local to me is within a 2hr drive. Amazingly a incredible deal showed up in town, not even a mile from where I work that I snapped up yesterday. I would have loved to take the other bike...
06-24-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Crawford53

Brought my unused crud to the LBS for trade in. I...

Brought my unused crud to the LBS for trade in. I don't have the patience (or desire) to mess around on CL. Getting a flat trade for a bunch of parts I need to complete the 2 vintage MTBs just...
06-24-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,902,568
Posted By Crawford53

I recently converted my Rockhopper and I love it....

I recently converted my Rockhopper and I love it. I've already got two vintage MTBs for actual off-road stuff, so the Rockhopper was a perfect candidate for a conversion for utility/commuting. I paid...
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