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09-12-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,416
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I like those Vee Rubber tires! Anyone try the...

I like those Vee Rubber tires! Anyone try the Vee Rubber XCX tires on their CC? I'm wanting to put some meat on there and run lower pressures to smooth it out and give more cornering traction.
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06-06-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,293
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aVt9wsLcTEU/Uat...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aVt9wsLcTEU/UatzEIJTrpI/AAAAAAAAHH0/Tl8tgR0o9Go/s912/20130602_082041.jpg
06-03-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,525
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I decided not to drop $400 on shifters and 2x10...

I decided not to drop $400 on shifters and 2x10 drive train. In the end I think it was a good choice, as the granny ring has already come in handy on the trails. And really, there was nothing wrong...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

From what I can tell, it looks like they clear...

From what I can tell, it looks like they clear coated over the decals.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

The big one was that the Cross Check can fit...

The big one was that the Cross Check can fit slightly wider tires. I bought this bike so I can tinker with it depending on the season and my desires. The Soma is also a tad more expensive when you...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I'm 5'8" with a 30.5" inseam and the fit is...

I'm 5'8" with a 30.5" inseam and the fit is perfect with a 100mm stem. I ride a 54cm for regular road bike frames, but the geometry of the Cross Check runs a little large.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

These are some pics from the first shakedown...

These are some pics from the first shakedown ride. It performed quite well on a mix of street, gravel road, and singletrack. I'm thinking I need to pick up a set of beefy wheels and slap some...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Surly Cross Check Build

I've had two bikes that fulfill all of my riding needs for the past couple years: Windsor Knight road bike, and my Santa Cruz Blur LT for the trails. But this past year I've been wanting to do...
05-31-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,525
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

"Did I end up with a "better" bike than if I had...

"Did I end up with a "better" bike than if I had just gone to REI and gotten one off the floor? (Or LBS, assuming they would price comparably?)"

Absolutely, and not just for the fun and...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 11,038,509
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Nice build log, and great looking bike. Just...

Nice build log, and great looking bike. Just took mine on the trails again yesterday after doing the work commute, and am amazed at how well it does both of those things.
05-28-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 186,423
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

My new Cross Check, built up from a mix of new...

My new Cross Check, built up from a mix of new parts and existing from my old road bike:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-boE8SU-huCE/UZ_Lr_U0SKI/AAAAAAAAG88/RgN_iYXGmrI/s912/20130524_121604.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 11,038,509
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Surly Cross Check. Sans fenders for the time...

Surly Cross Check. Sans fenders for the time being, as we're not likely to see rain for a few more months.

Build Log: http://imgur.com/a/xFCqK

http://i.imgur.com/lNE573Xh.jpg
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05-02-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,331
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Rode the Chico Wildflower for my first century...

Rode the Chico Wildflower for my first century ride yesterday. Felt really good the entire day, just took it easy for the most part to ensure I completed the full 100 miles. It was a sold out ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

As others have mentioned, the Wildflower Century...

As others have mentioned, the Wildflower Century is on Sunday so there won't be a whole lot of people out for long rides on Saturday. However, there should be a lot of bikes on the road doing...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 11,038,509
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Thanks! So far it's a pleasure to ride, and I...

Thanks! So far it's a pleasure to ride, and I hope it stays that way.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 11,038,509
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

With all the rain in Northern California lately,...

With all the rain in Northern California lately, I've been getting bummed out commuting on my nice road bike. The fenders I have for it are not full coverage either, so it ends up getting filthy and...
03-14-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,331
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

In preparation for the Chico Wildflower (May 1)...

In preparation for the Chico Wildflower (May 1) and my first century, I rode a bit over 40 miles this weekend. I'm going to keep ramping it up over the next few weeks to about 85-90 miles. Fun...
12-13-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,293
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

New bike! Picked up my first full suspension, a...

New bike! Picked up my first full suspension, a 2009 Cannondale Rize4 on closeout at a LBS. So far, I'm loving it! 140mm in the front, 130mm in the rear and coming in pretty light stock at 28#. I...
12-13-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 186,423
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

New bike! Picked up my first full suspension, a...

New bike! Picked up my first full suspension, a 2009 Cannondale Rize4 on closeout at a LBS. So far, I'm loving it!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,802,656
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I bought a cycle; 2009 Cannondal Rize4 on...

I bought a cycle; 2009 Cannondal Rize4 on closeout...couldn't resist.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_tM63e4Rno2Y/TPw9y2IqLYI/AAAAAAAAEts/azHnFgbUBII/s912/IMAG0088.jpg

And of course got it dirty within...
10-08-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Unfortunately, I junked the old chain and no...

Unfortunately, I junked the old chain and no longer have it. I also don't have another 9 spd cassette I can try. I suppose if this is likely to be the culprit I can take this to a shop. Otherwise,...
10-08-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Chain Jumping/Skipping

I have a hardtail MTB and just replaced my chain, which I broke on the trail. I bought a KMC X9 chain with the quick link and installed it myself. Shifting works fine and everything is...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 47,086
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Not really, it's a mix of good pavement and rough...

Not really, it's a mix of good pavement and rough broken asphalt (city budget problems). But the Gatorskins that I run seem to hold up just fine. I even tend to run them at lower psi (90F/100R) to...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 47,086
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Once I swapped to Continental Gatorskin 700x23c...

Once I swapped to Continental Gatorskin 700x23c tires, the Soho picked up a very noticable amount of speed (2-3mph), with the same amount of effort. It was a rougher ride to be sure, the stock 32c...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

If I had a long commute, I'd be rocking the rack...

If I had a long commute, I'd be rocking the rack and panniers. Likewise for large, heavy loads. But, since my commute is just 3.5miles each way a backpack with a laptop sleeve and good padding fits...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 47,086
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I like it, but wonder why they didn't just go all...

I like it, but wonder why they didn't just go all the way with full disc brakes. It's an improvement but it also comes at a higher price. For a commuter/tourer bike I'm pretty interested in the...
08-14-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Total bummer. I almost just bought it and dealt...

Total bummer. I almost just bought it and dealt with the high standover...I don't see good bikes like that in nice condition hardly at all up in Chico. Sacramento is a different story, but those...
08-13-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions! ...

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions! Unfortunately, I talked with the seller and it has a standover of 32" and change. 31" is pushing it for me, so I had to walk away. I'm pretty bummed,...
08-13-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Does anyone have geometry specs for the WV? I...

Does anyone have geometry specs for the WV? I currently ride a 54cm, and the seller indicated this was a 56cm. From the brochures, it looks like it was only made in 21"/23" frame size. Assuming a...
08-13-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

From what I've read, the Voyageur was made in the...

From what I've read, the Voyageur was made in the early 80's while the World Voyageur was made in ~1973. It was one of the first bikes built for Schwinn in Japan by Panasonic. That's all I've been...
08-13-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I'm hoping that it's in as good shape as the...

I'm hoping that it's in as good shape as the seller indicates. I'll be sure to take pics and report back. Thanks for the input!

@ wrk101: I posted in the Classic and Vintage Inquiry forum at...
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Schwinn World Voyageur Questions

I have the possibility of buying a Voyageur, all original except for tires and tubes, for about $200. I've read a few other threads here and elsewhere, and this seems like a decent price and the bike...
08-13-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Schwinn World Voyageur Questions

I have the possibility of buying a Voyageur, all original except for tires and tubes, for about $200. I've read a few other threads here and elsewhere, and this seems like a decent price and the...
Forum: Touring
08-12-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,569
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Actually, I've been pretty happy with their...

Actually, I've been pretty happy with their customer service. Not the best I've received online, and not the worst. Also not the best or worst service I've receive at local bike shops. I think...
08-11-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,802
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I've run my Gatorskins for 1800 miles and so far...

I've run my Gatorskins for 1800 miles and so far no flats (although I probably will on my ride home now). Why are you paying someone to fix a flat for you? Carry a spare tube and/or a patch kit,...
08-03-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,293
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I toasted the Conti Mountain King rear tire on my...

I toasted the Conti Mountain King rear tire on my Cliff, so I decided to replace it with some bigger tires: Panaracer Rampage 29x2.35. WAY more rolling resistance on the road, but they feel much...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,746
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Being treated well at a bike store, or ANY store...

Being treated well at a bike store, or ANY store for that matter makes a huge difference. There are a few shops around town that have earned my business and I will not go anywhere online to purchase...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,977
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

1800 miles...still awesome, no problems...

1800 miles...still awesome, no problems whatsoever! I'm pretty impressed actually, this thing is a speed demon. At no point do I ever feel like it's slowing me down or going to fall apart. It...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,810
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I used to have a tail trunk, which was OK for...

I used to have a tail trunk, which was OK for going to work and back but it was kind of a pain to install/remove each time I locked up my bike. Plus, it's kind of awkward to carry around and I...
06-30-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I bought a 2009 Trek Soho for $899 last...

I bought a 2009 Trek Soho for $899 last September, and sold it in March for $750 with rack and trunk bag. It took a while to sell, I had it up on CL for almost a month. Sometimes you just have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,281
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I ride 2-3 times per week in the...

I ride 2-3 times per week in the spring/summer/fall, as long as there is good daylight before or after work. I started off MTB'ing, but I'm not sure I would have kept with it if not for a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,042
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

50km really isn't enough time to tell, IMHO. ...

50km really isn't enough time to tell, IMHO. Give it a few hundred to get your body used to the new position. It's like getting a new couch, or office chair...it'll take a few hours at least to get...
06-30-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Which, at least in my state would be illegal. I...

Which, at least in my state would be illegal. I actually got marked down a couple points on my driving test for "Failure to accept Right-of-Way". When drivers make this mistake it causes confusion...
06-29-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,073
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

Continental Gatorskin Ultra 700x32. I commute...

Continental Gatorskin Ultra 700x32. I commute daily, but they are surprisingly zippy, quiet and comfortable on long rides too. I'm hoping they'll last a good 4000+ miles like I've heard from other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,386
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I just added the SRAM Deluxe Kit replacement...

I just added the SRAM Deluxe Kit replacement powerlink kit for just $249.95! Super excited, should get here in a couple days!
Forum: Commuting
06-29-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,329
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I've always used them on the road bike, so I have...

I've always used them on the road bike, so I have no basis for comparison. I rode MTB for a while on platforms, then tried out a friends clipless shoes/pedals...and it was a BIG improvement. I felt...
06-29-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

If it has to be one of those two, I'd go with the...

If it has to be one of those two, I'd go with the Trek. I'd rather have the simplicity of BB5 mechs than low-end hydraulics. Unless you plan on doing some crazy downhill, mechanicals will serve you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

So what about kestrel bikes?

So what about kestrel bikes?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,216
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

You need a magicshine. Ghosts (and cagers)...

You need a magicshine. Ghosts (and cagers) shrink away from it's evil-scourging beam.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By TwoHeadsBrewing

I've got both a road bike and mountain bike from...

I've got both a road bike and mountain bike from them and think they give you the best deal around. As long as you can do the assembly and minor tunes yourself, you shouldn't need to spend any extra...
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