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02-24-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By davei1980

i have an extra set of tektro cantis if you want...

i have an extra set of tektro cantis if you want them. Think I am keeping the mag ones pictured!
02-23-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By davei1980

$160 + free packaging 😂

$160 + free packaging 😂
02-23-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By davei1980

unrelated but did your 105 levers have short...

unrelated but did your 105 levers have short little hoods like mine?

i took them off my commuter because they were hurting my hands in favor of some tektro levers which are longer. I have since...
02-23-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By davei1980

Thanks! I just picked this up in Seattle for $160...

Thanks! I just picked this up in Seattle for $160 and brought it back with my checked baggage. Hoping to build it and race by this fall but never have set up a canti frame!
02-23-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By davei1980

Flying home with bike frame

I was recently in Seattle for business and I found this frame and fork on craigslist. As you can see, the seller graciously offered to package it up for me so I could check it on the plane. TSA had...
02-23-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By davei1980

Levers for canti brakes

Do I need long pull levers for these? The previous owner was I think running Tektro long pull levers but not sure it my 105 levers will work.

My research indicates long pull levees are required...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Oh cool! I am familiar with the area as my uncle...

Oh cool! I am familiar with the area as my uncle lives in Placerville! I fly in to Sac all the time - (no good way to get to Garberville and some of my other more remote NorCal clients)
Forum: Commuting
02-18-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

once I build my cx bike I will transfer the...

once I build my cx bike I will transfer the carbon crank to it and probably look for a good used ultegra or gossamer, something mid-hi level for my commuter; I see them from time to time, cheap....
Forum: Commuting
02-16-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Actually I have! sometimes I just want to say "I...

Actually I have! sometimes I just want to say "I like working on my bikes; whether they "need" it or not. Sue me? I could be in to heroin!"
Forum: Commuting
02-16-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

I pretty much ask for it by posting pics of my...

I pretty much ask for it by posting pics of my $10 Nishiki with Kenda Small Block 8 tires on it (free to me because my little brother likes upgrades but you guys don't know that!) :lol:

Same thing...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Thanks hadn't thought of that.... come to think...

Thanks hadn't thought of that.... come to think of it... there's a set of black SRAM Red calipers on Seattle Craigslist right now and guess who's headed that way on business this week?
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

do it! Yolo

do it! Yolo
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Oh yeah ! For sure! I am not anti gears or an a...

Oh yeah ! For sure! I am not anti gears or an a crusade, just better from a practical standpoint, just as gears are a better answer for you, practically speaking.

If I lived on one of the many...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,546
Posted By davei1980

Float tube - like for fly fishing. You're welcome.

Float tube - like for fly fishing. You're welcome.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Haha short answer is NOPE! I have a deore...

Haha short answer is NOPE!

I have a deore long cage and a 600 road DR in a bucket somewhere collecting dust.

My commute (langster) is pretty darn flat so it's just a matter of weight and...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Yep but it was this or let it sit on the shelf. I...

Yep but it was this or let it sit on the shelf. I made money on this crank, technically speaking.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Thank you! Just got a copper rivet Brooks saddle...

Thank you! Just got a copper rivet Brooks saddle from my little bro - debating putting it on the Langster or Nishiki
Forum: Commuting
02-12-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Yep. Cost me $0 and if I want to put on my future...

Yep. Cost me $0 and if I want to put on my future race bike it will also cost me $0 to do that
Forum: Commuting
02-12-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

It was basically free because I bought the frame...

It was basically free because I bought the frame it came with for $60, removed the crank, BB, brakes and chainring and sold the frame and fork for $100.

I will likely put it on the cyclocross bike...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

good call

good call
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Was thinking of getting that exact setup on my...

Was thinking of getting that exact setup on my bars and moving my existing light to my head.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

definitely will try yellow lenses over my glasses...

definitely will try yellow lenses over my glasses and maybe a tad brighter, rechargeable light. Thanks for the awe suggestions!!
02-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By davei1980

Eye protection

Looking for advice eyewear for those of us needing rx lenses.

Was thinking a helmet with integrated, removable visor but not sure if that’s a thing in cx.

Looking to build a SSCX bike this...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Read the whole thread before posting stuff like...

Read the whole thread before posting stuff like this please. Also, pleae know that if we were all technical experts we wouldn’t have to ask the forum for help. As such, the original post did omit...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

I currently have 3 lights up front- 1. the...

I currently have 3 lights up front-

1. the main light is the subject of this thread

2. A "marker" on the left side of the fork set to flash (a little light which runs on 2 CR2032 batts)

3....
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

I will PM you a time-lapse video of my commute...

I will PM you a time-lapse video of my commute one of these days; not all that bad and the whole commute is on either MUP or an actual bike lane. I am the OP and I do not condone blinding of anyone...
02-04-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,679
Posted By davei1980

Here it is with my everyday commuter bike (older...

Here it is with my everyday commuter bike (older Specialized Langster). I picked up the Nishiki for $10 and have gradually thrown spar parts at it. It now has a sealed BB cartrage, Kenda Small Block...
02-03-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,679
Posted By davei1980

Hi tensile Nishiki with small block 8 tires and 105 crank

Like a younger sister with older sisters who love to shop, this $10 beater gets some neat hand me downs...
02-03-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By davei1980

I am looking to build SS CX bike out of an old...

I am looking to build SS CX bike out of an old touring frame (think Bridgestone RB T). Anyone on here know where I can find a carbon fork with canti brakes with 1” steerer (threaded/threadless...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

holy hell

holy hell
Forum: Commuting
02-03-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By davei1980

Commuter bike got a carbon fiber crank this weekend

I salvaged a FSA crank and BB off a CX frame I just sold which was too large; instead of letting it sit on my shelf I put it to use on my every-day commuter! Going from 170mm to 172.5 - hope I like...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Thanks for all the info! After giving this one a...

Thanks for all the info! After giving this one a day in court (thanks Mom!) I think it's going to get relegated to duty on my weekend rec bike and my commuter will get one of these rechargeable...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

This is where I am at exactly except there is a...

This is where I am at exactly except there is a lane of same-direction traffic between me and the oncoming traffic.

The tricky part is berms of snow and pine needles collect in the bike lane,...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

nice!

nice!
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 28,303
Posted By davei1980

Averaging 14.5 MPH on the way to work and 14.0 on...

Averaging 14.5 MPH on the way to work and 14.0 on the way home when I am tired and more traffic/uphill
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Nein :beer:

Nein
:beer:
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Yeah the light was a gift and I am not 100...

Yeah the light was a gift and I am not 100 percent sure the specs, could be wrong on the output number
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

You could be right - I am not 100% positive on...

You could be right - I am not 100% positive on the lumens output and 10-4 on the not staring into the lights of oncoming traffic but literally the trail goes dark when cars approach. Happy commuting.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

OP here - thank you actually, I had no idea there...

OP here - thank you actually, I had no idea there were so many variables - I just thought more lumens and less weight the better!!!!
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Ok sorry I didn't know there was an electronics...

Ok sorry I didn't know there was an electronics forum! Commuters are my peeps so I post nearly everything here (including a thread about whether or not to wear standard underwear under your lycra...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

I just got back from a business trip in Humboldt...

I just got back from a business trip in Humboldt Co. Beautiful area you got down there.

I was in the south part of the county, Garberville, though.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

I wouldn't know where to begin assessing which is...

I wouldn't know where to begin assessing which is an appropriate and which is an inappropriate unit of measure for brightness and am equally as lost knowing what quantity is sufficient.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

1,500 lumens; uses 3 AA batts. Mom bought...

1,500 lumens; uses 3 AA batts.

Mom bought it for me for xmas at Dicks.

Pretty cheap to get a USB rechargeable light with 2,400 lumens, like under ~$30... seriously considering....
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Holy **** there's more to this topic then I...

Holy **** there's more to this topic then I thought!
Forum: Commuting
01-31-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By davei1980

Headlight Washout

It's dark on my commute both directions so I rely heavily on my headlight this time of year.

Most of my commute is on a dedicated bike lane next to a two-lane road. When it's really dark, the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By davei1980

that is nuts ben! Love the ingenuity

that is nuts ben! Love the ingenuity
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By davei1980

You are the man thank you

You are the man thank you
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By davei1980

That sounds like exactly the frame I am after...

That sounds like exactly the frame I am after except I just got rid of a 55.5cm frame because it was too large.
I ride a 54cm road bike everyday and I am sure I could fit a 56cm road bike but it...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By davei1980

No on the fixie - I have no interest in riding...

No on the fixie - I have no interest in riding fixed gear.

I have two bikes at the present - a Specialized Langster with track forks and drop bars set up as a SS/Freewheel which I use for everyday...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By davei1980

That's actually really good advice and something...

That's actually really good advice and something this former NASCAR NW Series pit crew member hadn't considered until now.... no worries about 'centering' the wheel in the frame or anything like...
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