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03-19-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,319
Posted By rmpowell

I tried the Topeak JoeBlow X.O. over the weekend....

I tried the Topeak JoeBlow X.O. over the weekend. It has a screw on fitting that I couldn't get to seal and was a huge pain.

It looks like the two best options are still Silica adaptor + a friend,...
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By rmpowell

Look for a "tandem" harness and you'll find...

Look for a "tandem" harness and you'll find it.
03-15-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,319
Posted By rmpowell

Topeak has a thread-on style crack-pipe that may...

Topeak has a thread-on style crack-pipe that may help - http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/Pressure-Rite
03-14-13, 07:44 AM
03-13-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,213
Posted By rmpowell

I'd ask a dentist about that.

I'd ask a dentist about that.
03-13-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rmpowell

You've narrowed it down to four good picks, there...

You've narrowed it down to four good picks, there isn't a wrong choice there. The FantomCross is the oddball in your line-up as it's a single speed cyclocross frame with room for fenders.
03-13-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,531
Posted By rmpowell

I have a pair of Shimano MTB shoes and a pair of...

I have a pair of Shimano MTB shoes and a pair of Chrome Kursk Pro. I found both to fit true to size. I have a 10.5 foot, and the Kursks are 10.5, and my Shimanos are 44 EU.
03-12-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,213
Posted By rmpowell

We saw the glow in the dark bike at their booth...

We saw the glow in the dark bike at their booth at Interbike. They had a black light on it and it was definitely glowing like on their site.

One of the mechanics at our shop had an OnOne that was...
03-11-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,213
Posted By rmpowell

I wonder how many people in this thread have...

I wonder how many people in this thread have actually owned one or even ridden one. I bought one for my girlfriend. Verdict: it's awful. There's not a single thing I would keep on it. Go with...
03-10-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By rmpowell

I second this! We have these in the shop, and I...

I second this! We have these in the shop, and I keep one in my bag. It's great. The only downside is no ratcheting head, but it does keep the head a lot smaller.
02-23-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,375
Posted By rmpowell

I bought a PureFix for my girlfriend. It arrived,...

I bought a PureFix for my girlfriend. It arrived, I assembled and checked it over, and it is aaaawful. The paint was bubbled, the brake is useless, the wheels are boat anchors, etc. The components...
02-16-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,365
Posted By rmpowell

I have the Leader I806TR V2 fork in matte on my...

I have the Leader I806TR V2 fork in matte on my 725 and I really like it. I weighed before cutting the steerer tube, and it was 370g. Totally worth it.
04-15-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,781
Posted By rmpowell

Grammar is the tool of oppressive devils

Grammar is the tool of oppressive devils
12-26-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,354
Posted By rmpowell

While margin on parts is usually 100%, the margin...

While margin on parts is usually 100%, the margin on bikes is far lower, especially on sub-$1,000 models. While in your LBS, pretend you're at CarMax. The price is the price, no haggling. You're...
12-11-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By rmpowell

Photos are up at...

Photos are up at http://toyridechicago.com/photos2011/
12-08-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By rmpowell

The Toy Ride is tomorrow! We have 85 riders...

The Toy Ride is tomorrow! We have 85 riders registered already. Register now: http://toyridechicago.com/
12-06-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,621
Posted By rmpowell

Above freezing, I wear a single layer windproof...

Above freezing, I wear a single layer windproof technical liner glove that I picked up at Dick's Sporting Goods.
Below freezing, I wear the same liner inside a Planet Bike Borealis half-lobster....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By rmpowell

Probably not. How can you tell?

Probably not. How can you tell?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,613
Posted By rmpowell

I have and enjoy the Schwalbe Marathon Winters in...

I have and enjoy the Schwalbe Marathon Winters in 20x1.60 - http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1788
10-17-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By rmpowell

9th Annual Amlings Cycle Holiday Toy Ride | Chicago | 12/09/11

From the website:

With the Holiday Season upon us, it’s important to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. We’ve partnered with the Marines Corp Reserve’s Toys-For-Tots campaign to help...
10-07-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By rmpowell

I'm surprised no one mentioned Strava. It's my...

I'm surprised no one mentioned Strava. It's my favorite by far. http://www.strava.com/iphone
Forum: Commuting
10-04-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,146
Posted By rmpowell

I rode these at InterBike, and the funniest part...

I rode these at InterBike, and the funniest part about them is the noise they make on pavement. It sounds like a truck barrelling down on you.
09-27-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By rmpowell

The original hindsight debuted in 2007 for $800...

The original hindsight debuted in 2007 for $800 for the full-featured version. The current unit looks far different and is less than half as much.
09-26-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By rmpowell

At InterBike, we saw two systems meant for this. ...

At InterBike, we saw two systems meant for this.

Owl360 - http://www.theowl360.com/
Hindsight35 - http://www.cerevellum.com/
09-25-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By rmpowell

I'm on my third phone case. I really like the...

I'm on my third phone case. I really like the Tigra. http://amlingscycle.com/products/tigra-iphone-bikemount
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By rmpowell

Reverse Gear makes recumbent specific shorts....

Reverse Gear makes recumbent specific shorts. They're like baggy cargo shorts but they cinch closed at the leg openings so you don't get bee up your shorts.
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,535
Posted By rmpowell

When you say "delta vs tadpole" what I hear is...

When you say "delta vs tadpole" what I hear is "HP Velotechnik vs Hase"
I think it's personal preference. Get out there and test ride both and decide for yourself.

Though for the flame war, I...
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