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02-02-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By desmo13

bag for an Electra (man style)

So to join the wife and daughter, I have a new electra Super deluxe.
I need a bag, for under the seat, or for the rear rack. something that fits the cruiser style, non-hi-tech material-looking. ...
09-21-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By desmo13

Awesome! I had my 1st race on sunday also. And...

Awesome! I had my 1st race on sunday also. And I couldnt have done it without my little girl ringing the cowbell and holding up a strawberry shortcake coloring book picture that she wrote go daddy...
09-01-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By desmo13

Drop bars from my old roadbike left over when I...

Drop bars from my old roadbike left over when I went to wider bars. Wheels off my old roadbike. Shifters/RD left over from when I upgraded my mom's bike to 105. These are Sora, but I have some...
08-30-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By desmo13

I am doing it.. first CX season for me, wife said...

I am doing it.. first CX season for me, wife said no go on buying a CX bike unless I race CX first..

the result... turned my Kona Dew hybrid commuter into a CX bike for 150 bucks.. had to buy...
05-19-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By desmo13

I am back to SPD's after trying CB's for a year. ...

I am back to SPD's after trying CB's for a year. I didnt like how on really rough rock gardens, hitting your pedal on a rock on the down stroke would eject your foot from that pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By desmo13

I was 225 when I got my 566 Dec 23rd (194 now)....

I was 225 when I got my 566 Dec 23rd (194 now). The bike did not feel flexy at all. In fact, the bike felt spectacular. I was coming from a cannondale CAAD 5.
30 pound later, feels the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,571
Posted By desmo13

The answer was fantastic

The answer was fantastic
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By desmo13

I like the topeak mini 18 tool to carry with me. ...

I like the topeak mini 18 tool to carry with me.

Ride a couple hundred miles. then take it back to adjust for cable stretch etc.

For maintenance at home, you will need a sweet set of t-handle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,818
Posted By desmo13

I can't stand the Hipster rolled pant leg either....

I can't stand the Hipster rolled pant leg either. I wear Man-capri's when riding my fixie.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By desmo13

I second east side of the Berkley hills. You can...

I second east side of the Berkley hills. You can do a century on the ironhorse trail and it's connectors. Riding in the Danville/San Ramon/Pleasanton area has good bike lanes, and Lots of cyclist,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,135
Posted By desmo13

Despite having a new Look, my favorite is my old...

Despite having a new Look, my favorite is my old cannondale 2.0 I converted to fixie.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,527
Posted By desmo13

Santa Had my wife deliver me a new Look last...

Santa Had my wife deliver me a new Look last friday, I was fitted today.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/desmo0341/IMG_1479.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,137
Posted By desmo13

2 day old Look 566 ...

2 day old Look 566

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/desmo0341/IMG_1479.jpg

Puts the 2005 Cannondale CAAD 5 in retrofit (going to strip the parts to build a cross bike)
Also ridden and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,038
Posted By desmo13

20 miles local on my new bike.. would have liked...

20 miles local on my new bike.. would have liked more, but last minute xmas shoppers fighting for lane position and eratic turns chased me off the public transportation system to a mup to get home. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,173
Posted By desmo13

My wife has 2 years riding a bike with Sora. ...

My wife has 2 years riding a bike with Sora. Every time she wanted to shift, it shifted. Whats wrong with that? I only had to adjust it twice. First time when she got the bike, second time about 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,429
Posted By desmo13

The new Look 566 is in your range, 2499... with...

The new Look 566 is in your range, 2499... with '09 SRAM Rival
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,322
Posted By desmo13

I don't race, so with that.. I have ran through 3...

I don't race, so with that.. I have ran through 3 sets of 4000's. I always loved the tire. Just needed to feel different this time and tried the PRO 3's. They do feel way different. I can describe...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By desmo13

Commuter training?

Whats your plan (if you had one)

My commute:

around an 1:05 to 1:25 depending on wind lights etc (1 way)

Just under 15 miles each way

twice a day
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,227
Posted By desmo13

Buy something used off craigslist. If you...

Buy something used off craigslist.

If you want new, I commute on a Kona Dew. 30 mile round trip, plus it double duties as campground bike, fireroad bike, pulling child in her trailer/tag along...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,558
Posted By desmo13

HRM, Bell, Mirror, Phone, Cygolite, and Coffee....

HRM, Bell, Mirror, Phone, Cygolite, and Coffee. dawn action shot.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/desmo0341/4-7.jpg


Couple days a week I use my fixie, just a bell.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,384
Posted By desmo13

Absolutely!! I put lots of gel in my hair,...

Absolutely!!

I put lots of gel in my hair, then put on my helmet, get to work, and my students love it! all the spikes of hair that work their way through the vents in my helmet. The said I...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By desmo13

My bike and gear is just under 50 lbs. I like...

My bike and gear is just under 50 lbs. I like it. training. On the weekends when I jump on the roadie for the group rides, I can feel the training.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,530
Posted By desmo13

30 miles round trip. 3 to 4 days a week. 51 min...

30 miles round trip. 3 to 4 days a week. 51 min to 1:10 each way, depending on bike and traffic.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By desmo13

New commuter, first strange thing.

I just started commuting this school year (15 miles each way about an hour, mostly MUT, Kona Dew topeak rack and baskets)

So, I am loving finding school stuff (today for example, a dozen 3 foot...
09-27-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By desmo13

Awesome

Awesome
09-27-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 82,499
Posted By desmo13

WTB: 60's Schwinn Speedster. frame or complete...

WTB: 60's Schwinn Speedster. frame or complete bike The model with the single curved top tube. I think they were made 63 to 70? Size, I am 5'10". Any condition
09-27-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 343,217
Posted By desmo13

You are some lucky people. out here the old...

You are some lucky people. out here the old english 3-speeds are around 300 bucks
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By desmo13

I have been riding my Kona Dew as a utility,...

I have been riding my Kona Dew as a utility, errand running, child trailer pulling, camp ground bomber for a couple years now. I can't say a bad thing about it. It does it's job wonderfully.... it...
08-25-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,003
Posted By desmo13

I like the bikes. I also like your...

I like the bikes. I also like your concept/layouts for the pics.

Besides the focus issues already pointed out, you gotta make sure your shots are level. the columns angle really distract. ...
08-24-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,248
Posted By desmo13

1 fixie (cannondale conversion) 2 vintage MTB's...

1 fixie (cannondale conversion)
2 vintage MTB's (late 80's Specialized hardrock and Bianchi
1 XC MTB (Santa Cruz Superlight)
1 Roadie (Cannondale r500)
1 Downhil MTB (Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho)...
08-19-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By desmo13

Hang in there. I rode my SS for 6 months,...

Hang in there. I rode my SS for 6 months, neglecting the Fixed side of the hub, because riding fixed was a pain. Too much thinking, awkwardness at starts and stops, feeling less in control. But I...
08-17-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,664
Posted By desmo13

There is one section of freeway I rode (hwy 4) in...

There is one section of freeway I rode (hwy 4) in the bay area. It is miserable. Semi's at 70mph, shoulder, though large, is littered with the remains of all the daily crashes. It is just about a...
08-11-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,673
Posted By desmo13

42 x 14, good gear for so far. 42 x 16 was too...

42 x 14, good gear for so far. 42 x 16 was too much spin for the group rides I do. I can still mash up some east bay hills, and tuck in the pace line.

But as other said, I push a much larger...
08-06-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,343
Posted By desmo13

I see those all the time, and thinking about...

I see those all the time, and thinking about getting one. Of course, usually seen with a shorter leash.

Both my dogs are trained to mtb with me. They know to stay away from the wheels (mine and...
08-06-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By desmo13

Some ideas for my 1st project.

I had so much fun converting my late 80's road bike form highschool into a fixie/ss, I am in need of another project.

What got me interested was the new electra amsterdams, Masi Soulville's. ...
08-03-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,592
Posted By desmo13

Seems everyone can smoke roadies. Wonder how...

Seems everyone can smoke roadies. Wonder how some of them ever get to cat 2/3 being so slow in all with their lycra and "fancy shmancy $4000 bullshiz."
08-03-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,309
Posted By desmo13

Wow! This is one of those examples of perfect...

Wow! This is one of those examples of perfect balance. form, function, simplicity, detail. your bike = artistry.
08-01-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,135
Posted By desmo13

i ride in chuck taylors., as stated, flexy, so...

i ride in chuck taylors., as stated, flexy, so hot spots after about 30 miles or so, or less if big hills. they go in and out of toe clips real spooth, a stick to the pedals well. I might try going...
08-01-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,872
Posted By desmo13

A new boring bike, just like everyone elses while...

A new boring bike, just like everyone elses while a perfectly good frame is just sitting in your garage. Some people have very good reasons for conversion. Me for example, my bike was converted from...
07-31-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 6,071
Posted By desmo13

While I agree that CM, at least what gets sent...

While I agree that CM, at least what gets sent over the media is nothing more than bike thuggery from people who never matured past listening to their "Suicidal Tendancies" albums then proceeded to...
07-31-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,872
Posted By desmo13

$ - seatpost 80 (put the new on my road bike, my...

$ - seatpost 80 (put the new on my road bike, my road bike post on my conversion)
$ - saddle 15 (same as above)
$ - bb already had
$ - crank already had
$ - pedals 115 (same as the post)
$ -...
07-31-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,309
Posted By desmo13

very nice

very nice
07-31-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By desmo13

convert that bianchi. Are you in the east bay?...

convert that bianchi. Are you in the east bay? if so, there is an awesome mobile mechanic.
07-31-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By desmo13

Bay area blogs/websites,

Anyone know of any. Only one I came across is SJfixed.
07-30-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,187
Posted By desmo13

converse chuck taylors.

converse chuck taylors.
07-29-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,513
Posted By desmo13

And as a cyclocross rider, you have that right,...

And as a cyclocross rider, you have that right, and are probably right.

<--- hates getting passed by cyclocross riders in XC MTB races.


So I guess the top of the Cycling food chain a SS...
07-28-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,513
Posted By desmo13

same here. I had almost 600 bucks into my...

same here. I had almost 600 bucks into my conversion, and I already owned the frame, cranks, brakes and pedals.

wheels, hubs (one eccentric), chains, brake levers, seat, seat post, chain, stem,...
07-28-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,513
Posted By desmo13

No, converisons are not fakes. What you...

No, converisons are not fakes.

What you see going here is almost exclusive to the biking community. Most of society pushes bikes around. (cars for example, or in the mountain biking world, the...
07-28-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,043
Posted By desmo13

Use a hair dryer. heat the baddies up for a...

Use a hair dryer. heat the baddies up for a while. I have to do that with conti gp tires on gipiemme rims.

Beautiful, classy, elegant bike.
07-26-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,513
Posted By desmo13

I have 2 brakes on my fixed gear conversion

I have 2 brakes on my fixed gear conversion
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