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12-28-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,950
Posted By vaultbrad

The Weas knows. If this is the same fixedweasel...

The Weas knows. If this is the same fixedweasel from the FGGF then he has more than enough time on a fixed wheel to give proper advice. Watch out for your chainring bolts though.

I too have put...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By vaultbrad

Arkel Backpack Pannier...

Arkel Backpack Pannier (http://www.arkel-od.com/en/bug-cummuting-bag.html)

http://www.arkel-od.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/1400x1400/f2a0365fd176d99f7a400629f1b68363/f/i/file_4_24.gif...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By vaultbrad

My previous suggestion of Gravel Kings still...

My previous suggestion of Gravel Kings still stands. I will also suggest Clement Strada LGG. They are slightly bigger than the gravel kings which are pretty true to size. The LGGs are about a mm...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By vaultbrad

Panaracer Gravel Kings. I dont have lots of miles...

Panaracer Gravel Kings. I dont have lots of miles on them yet but the initial verdict is "great"
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,539
Posted By vaultbrad

Bean Oxfords...

Bean Oxfords (http://m.llbean.com/product.html?skCatId=83117#83117)

These look like they might do the trick for you, Ben.

The shoes I own that would be best for clips and straps are also the...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,395
Posted By vaultbrad

The suggestions of lighter, suppler tires are...

The suggestions of lighter, suppler tires are those to which I gravitate. Try that first. Some light, soft 28mm tires will transform the way your bike feels. Maybe swap the rack to a lightweight...
06-21-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,178
Posted By vaultbrad

I notice you've recieved no replies. I'm very...

I notice you've recieved no replies. I'm very fond of michelin tires and that tire is very nice for what it is. Ive used similar and they are very long wearing from my experience. Go for it
05-06-15, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 313,934
Posted By vaultbrad

Nailed it. To come will be a longer reach quill...

Nailed it. To come will be a longer reach quill stem and some maes bend bars. These bars are terrible, but they were in my parts bin. Also going to swap to a sq taper and more appropriate cranks.
05-05-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 313,934
Posted By vaultbrad

I have changes in mind, but for kicks, have at...

I have changes in mind, but for kicks, have at it.

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/Mobile%20Uploads/3512C78B-41C2-456A-89CE-EBB46CC05B54_zpsgup2yypa.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-26-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,529
Posted By vaultbrad

I rode around on a Hunquapillar for a bit. It...

I rode around on a Hunquapillar for a bit. It rode a lot like a bike. That was my impression.

I am a Riv fan. I think the bikes are great looking, I like Grant's bike philosophy, I love that...
03-06-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,627
Posted By vaultbrad

"same place I keep the champagne" ...

"same place I keep the champagne"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSpPaCIG0g
01-04-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By vaultbrad

Bolt on cog for the disc side. Bolt it on, flip...

Bolt on cog for the disc side. Bolt it on, flip the wheel around, done.
01-03-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By vaultbrad

Absolutely! I did this for a time as well. Worked...

Absolutely! I did this for a time as well. Worked a treat for easy gears to fixed swappage. Less cable and housing to mess with and get tangled.
01-02-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By vaultbrad

Its really easy to swap out wheelsets and remove...

Its really easy to swap out wheelsets and remove all shifty bits. Simply unbolt derailers and front derailer cable from derailer, unscrew under-bb cable guide, unscrew downtube cable stops, pull...
Forum: Touring
12-27-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,575
Posted By vaultbrad

Alright folks. Is there a "best" way to tour?...

Alright folks. Is there a "best" way to tour? Probably, but that is dependent on the goals of the tourer.

Would one style of coffee roast be plenty and do the job? Yes, but different tastes and...
Forum: Touring
12-26-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,575
Posted By vaultbrad

Speaking of dead threads, have any of you out...

Speaking of dead threads, have any of you out there done any great tours on your single speeds, or fixed wheel bikes?

I intend to do some over-due, over-nighters on one of mine this year. I...
12-24-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By vaultbrad

As stated, use a normal rack with p-clips. Don't...

As stated, use a normal rack with p-clips. Don't bother with fiddly seat post racks if you actually intend to carry loads on the bike.
12-04-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By vaultbrad

What did you do with/to your cruiser today?

A place to share cruising, wrenching, and other cruiser related stories.

I'll start. My cruiser and I went to work, cruised to the pool, the grocery, and home. Along the way the creaking bottom...
Forum: Touring
11-26-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,708
Posted By vaultbrad

I think that REI is trying to cater to three...

I think that REI is trying to cater to three touring niches with the Randonee, Safari, and now Mazama. The Rando and Mazama are designed for drop bars. The geometries for the two frames are...
Forum: Touring
11-06-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,708
Posted By vaultbrad

The Randonee and Safari are still in the Novara...

The Randonee and Safari are still in the Novara lineup. Google Novara 2015. Novara will also be introducing a bike called the Mazama which will be similar to the Salsa Vaya/Specialized AWOL/Raleigh...
10-13-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,829
Posted By vaultbrad

I ride mid to high 60s in gear inches on my all...

I ride mid to high 60s in gear inches on my all around fixed gear(not on the track). Over the hundred or so years that people have been riding bikes that look more or less like what we ride today,...
10-06-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 280,546
Posted By vaultbrad

If you are referring to my bike, then thanks! I...

If you are referring to my bike, then thanks! I like the bike with flatbars. I often have a large wire basket attached to the rack for carrying things. It's a really great bike for bashing around...
10-03-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 280,546
Posted By vaultbrad

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHo...

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/A744716F-DC58-429B-9C78-07937B563DDC_zpsxdmwjdlh.jpg
10-03-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,828
Posted By vaultbrad

It looks like a Work Cycles Fr8...

It looks like a Work Cycles Fr8 (http://www.workcycles.com/home-products/child-transport-bicycles/workcycles-fr8-as-family-bike)
Forum: Commuting
09-28-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,490
Posted By vaultbrad

I've ridden a few panaracer tires and schwalbe...

I've ridden a few panaracer tires and schwalbe marathons among others. I would recommend the schwalbes to anyone as a commuting tire. They are killer in the comfort and durability dept which for a...
Forum: Touring
09-21-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By vaultbrad

On a bike like the trucker get those bars up...

On a bike like the trucker get those bars up high. I wouldn't put the tops much below saddle level. Perhaps a few cm above saddle level even for the tops.
Forum: Touring
08-17-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,070
Posted By vaultbrad

26". I would get the 26" for myself. I just think...

26". I would get the 26" for myself. I just think it's a great wheel size even for the 62cm that I would need. There is a huge variety of awesome tires for 559 rims from skinny to fat 2.3" and...
08-11-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,884
Posted By vaultbrad

Surly cogs are just Andel cogs rebadged as far as...

Surly cogs are just Andel cogs rebadged as far as I know.
08-11-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By vaultbrad

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHo...

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/DAE988F6-E3F0-4C2B-A509-8E15E43B6642-913-000000AAEC9DF70B_zpsc430f1fd.jpg

It's almost done. Need to figure out the handlebars and stem....
08-01-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By vaultbrad

I hear you about dialing the pressures and sizes,...

I hear you about dialing the pressures and sizes, but if you want to run bigger tires for comfort just do front and back if you can and dial performance with pressures. At least that makes sense to...
07-31-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By vaultbrad

Wonderful. Care to elaborate?

Wonderful. Care to elaborate?
07-31-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By vaultbrad

Why not just run two of the same size? Comfort...

Why not just run two of the same size? Comfort for your hands and wrists can be had through a larger tire and a larger tire will have more traction than a smaller one generally speaking and the front...
07-30-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By vaultbrad

There is such a thing, but it is not so terribly...

There is such a thing, but it is not so terribly pleasing to the eye and is designed for nothing but endurance track racing.

Here you go......
07-18-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By vaultbrad

650b Fixed Wheelset: I have one now.

Picked up my new 650b wheels built with Velo Orange rims and some old formula hubs that I already had. These will be going into a road bike conversion and are replacing some really hideous, lime...
06-28-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 111,650
Posted By vaultbrad

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHo...

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/1790C8C2-663A-44CE-A375-C3B1AEE4A9EB-15057-00000CA49CBCC82D_zpsc887383d.jpg

We rode with our dog friend to a spot to get some work done at a...
06-27-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,527
Posted By vaultbrad

Thanks. I'm really thinking about picking up some...

Thanks. I'm really thinking about picking up some Nitto RM-13 Dirt Drops since they come in 25.4 and look great
06-27-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,527
Posted By vaultbrad

Thanks. The bars are cheapies and way too narrow...

Thanks. The bars are cheapies and way too narrow for my liking. They came off a rescue bike and are all I had around in 25.4 clamp. I'm going to look into some wider nitto bars in 25.4 since I cant...
06-25-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,527
Posted By vaultbrad

Mine isn't super vintage, but it is reminiscent....

Mine isn't super vintage, but it is reminiscent. Will you all accept it into your club?...
06-25-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 398,262
Posted By vaultbrad

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHo...

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/3C5525BA-A4EB-4616-B589-29F75B6099EC-14053-00000BA9C7D386B7_zps7fc761b0.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-25-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 296,240
Posted By vaultbrad

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHo...

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/3C5525BA-A4EB-4616-B589-29F75B6099EC-14053-00000BA9C7D386B7_zps7fc761b0.jpg
06-10-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By vaultbrad

What does your stem/spacer/handlebar relationship...

What does your stem/spacer/handlebar relationship look like now? How about a whole bike pic to help us help you figure it out?
06-08-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,852
Posted By vaultbrad

Today was around 20mi Yesterday was 40mi ...

Today was around 20mi
Yesterday was 40mi
Friday was ~20mi

For me that is a lot of riding. My body has always been better at speed than endurance, but it was really great to be on the bike that...
06-07-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 711,351
Posted By vaultbrad

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHo...

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy357/BradleyHoltz/F56C99C7-E042-403D-9DC4-AED7251B3594-5301-0000046E14E8414B_zps8e196258.jpg
05-15-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By vaultbrad

Thanks for reminding me of the San Jose. I'm...

Thanks for reminding me of the San Jose. I'm gonna look at the numbers.
05-15-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,569
Posted By vaultbrad

Rider Seeks Frame for Adventures

I have already posted this in the SS forum on MTBR and in the SS/Fixed forum here, but my search may be well served asking you folks as well. So please excuse if you have already seen this thread or...
05-15-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By vaultbrad

I would absolutely consider a dirt drop stem. Is...

I would absolutely consider a dirt drop stem. Is such a thing available in the US at a reasonable price for 1 1/8" threadless steerers? I already have a few 35deg stems that I was planning on...
05-15-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By vaultbrad

Thanks folks. The Quiver was on my list...

Thanks folks.

The Quiver was on my list originally, but I think it is just going to be too small.

The Black Mountain Cycles is a super cool frame, but I can't get it through my LBS as far as...
05-15-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By vaultbrad

What am I looking for? Does it exist?

I posted this in the SS forum on MTBR, but want to ask you lot as well.

I am in the market for a new frame and fork to empty my parts bin onto. I will need a frame that can be easily single...
05-06-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By vaultbrad

Gordon Taylor rode many thousands of loaded miles...

Gordon Taylor rode many thousands of loaded miles on his Cross Check. (http://www.gordontaylor.co.uk) I would not be concerned with frame longevity and touring. He used V brakes and Magura hydraulic...
05-05-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By vaultbrad

With my cross check there was some flex in the...

With my cross check there was some flex in the back when loaded down, but nothing tremendously worrisome. My frame was also 62cm so more flex than a smaller frame would have. I think I've seen your...
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