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06-16-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,169
Posted By WestPablo

Checkout the Roadster Classic from Pashley!...

Checkout the Roadster Classic from Pashley! :thumb:

www.pashley.co.uk/ (http://www.pashley.co.uk/)
06-16-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

Hey! That ain't so bad after all! :thumb:

Hey! That ain't so bad after all! :thumb:
06-16-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By WestPablo

Yeeaaaay for Stol2004, he's got a bike! :thumb: ...

Yeeaaaay for Stol2004, he's got a bike! :thumb:


:speedy:
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

+1 A fixed gear bike is indeed a single...

+1

A fixed gear bike is indeed a single speed. All fixed geared bikes are single speeds. However, not all single speed bikes are fixed geared bikes, or "fixies".

You can indeed, coast downhill...
06-16-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By WestPablo

I would instinctively say, it's too small....

I would instinctively say, it's too small. However, you'll never know until you mount it and give it a test ride!
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

Wait a minute! How tall are you?

Wait a minute!

How tall are you?
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

Do you have access to a vehicle? OR- ...

Do you have access to a vehicle?

OR-

Can someone drive you about 80 miles away, without charging you?
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

So..What are you thinking about doing?

So..What are you thinking about doing?
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

If you have seriously steep hills, then do NOT...

If you have seriously steep hills, then do NOT get a single speed or a fixie!

Checkout the Giant Escape 3, instead! @ $330
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

If those sidewalks and streets are flat then get...

If those sidewalks and streets are flat then get the Nashbar single speed cx bike.

Otherwise, get the Giant Revel mountain bike @ $400
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By WestPablo

Is your commute terrain mostly flat? If so,...

Is your commute terrain mostly flat?

If so, get the Nashbar Single Speed CX Bike @ $400

Find Bikes, Cycling Clothing, Bike Parts & Bike Shoes Or Your Local Bike Store at Performance....
06-16-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,267
Posted By WestPablo

Since, just about all of my personal transactions...

Since, just about all of my personal transactions with Nashbar have been positive, along with all of the indirect things that I've heard, I felt quite comfortable making my recommendation for the...
06-16-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By WestPablo

Man__, you must NOT be living right! :D

Man__, you must NOT be living right! :D
06-16-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,267
Posted By WestPablo

Chromoly steel is stronger than hi-tensile steel...

Chromoly steel is stronger than hi-tensile steel or aluminum. It can last for decades, if kept dry and not abused. It generally rides better than aluminum too!

I would suggest that you get...
06-16-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,288
Posted By WestPablo

It's a very rare bird that's not swayed by the...

It's a very rare bird that's not swayed by the flock! ;)
06-16-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,267
Posted By WestPablo

Hi there, Prooftheory! :) Everything I've...

Hi there, Prooftheory! :)

Everything I've ever order from Nashbar was of good to excellent quality.

I've never even heard about anything negative, until now...
06-16-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,267
Posted By WestPablo

Here's the Nashbar Single Speed Cyclocross Bike @...

Here's the Nashbar Single Speed Cyclocross Bike @ $400

Wide tire clearance + Rack and Fender Mounts

Bikes, Cycling Clothing, Bike Parts & Cycling Gear: Bike Discounts & Deals from Nashbar...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By WestPablo

Hey there, Pat_F! Welcome to BF! :) I...

Hey there, Pat_F!

Welcome to BF! :)

I would ditto everything that tsl said!

I just love that Breezer! :thumb:

Just to add...
06-16-14, 07:06 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By WestPablo

What is that?

What is that?
06-15-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

Prime Winner, It was never my intention to...

Prime Winner,

It was never my intention to dissuade you from making the modifications you'd like to make. If you'd review my responses, you'd clearly see that I'm telling you the truth. It's just...
06-15-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

There's absolutely no head scratching here. ...

There's absolutely no head scratching here.

It's just that, I think I can tell where you're headed with all these modifications, is all. Cyclists attach bar ends to their handlebars all the time....
06-15-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By WestPablo

How do you know why people replace bicycles? They...

How do you know why people replace bicycles? They usually don't replace them just because they're old...And we're not restricting our discussion to just "enthusiasts" so you've randomly injected that...
06-15-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By WestPablo

Have more concern about her general health, than...

Have more concern about her general health, than her passing feelings...

If she loves you now, she'll love you even more later!

Don't talk fat! Talk health, instead! ...It's all related :)
06-15-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By WestPablo

Have you been living under a rock or something? ...

Have you been living under a rock or something?

If you go to just about any brick & mortar bicycle shop, you'll see practically nothing but aluminum and carbon bicycles available. If you visit...
06-15-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

Hmmm... This sounds quite logical to me! I...

Hmmm...

This sounds quite logical to me! I was actually thinking the very same thing!...The very same as A1Penguin, too...You know, the member with the high end Cannondale Synapse road bike...

...
06-15-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

Prime Winner, deep down inside, you're just a...

Prime Winner, deep down inside, you're just a genuine roadie! :D

....Just like me! :lol:

PS.

We all recognize who we are, whenever we see 'em.

It's ok to stop for gas on your way to...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By WestPablo

I think it all depends upon your wife. I know...

I think it all depends upon your wife. I know that if my wife had said anything like, "After all said and done, we don't have a whole lot of money...", that would have been a certain signal for me to...
06-15-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By WestPablo

Yes! Of course! I do get your point, but the same...

Yes! Of course! I do get your point, but the same could be said of just about any model of bicycle coming from a major brand. That's only because of Bikesdirect's method of marketing its bicycles....
06-15-14, 05:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,179
Posted By WestPablo

Surly, Salsa, SOMA, Jamis, Raleigh, Gunnar,...

Surly, Salsa, SOMA, Jamis, Raleigh, Gunnar, Waterford, and Traitor, are just a few of the last bicycle companies remaining, that produce steel bicycles. There once was a time when there were no other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By WestPablo

+1 Actually, for only about twenty bucks...

+1

Actually, for only about twenty bucks more, you can get the GT GTR 2 with the Tiagra Gruppo and CF fork, instead of the Divano with the less attractive Sora Gruppo.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By WestPablo

+1 Go to "Working Cycles" Co-op and do it...

+1

Go to "Working Cycles" Co-op and do it yourself....
06-15-14, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,519
Posted By WestPablo

Thus far, you have no idea as to how you'd feel...

Thus far, you have no idea as to how you'd feel riding the "correct" sized FX bicycle. That's neither the 7.4, nor the 7.5 FX! Therefore, I say, return the 7.4 FX and either wait to test ride the 7.5...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,951
Posted By WestPablo

Aren't you the same guy I saw throwing McDonald's...

Aren't you the same guy I saw throwing McDonald's trash out of your car window yesterday? :D
06-14-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,673
Posted By WestPablo

On a $500 budget, you're not going to purchase a...

On a $500 budget, you're not going to purchase a bicycle with great componentry by shopping at a regular brick & mortar bicycle shop. The best bang for your buck will be found online.

Currently...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,951
Posted By WestPablo

Yeah, but everyone has their own little specific...

Yeah, but everyone has their own little specific item that will not decompose. Each item is specific unto itself, until it becomes conjoined with other little specific items. Next thing you know,...
06-14-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,627
Posted By WestPablo

VegasTriker has already stated the following: ...

VegasTriker has already stated the following:

To deform Styrofoam you must change its original shape in some manner. If your helmet's Styrofoam does not appear to have changed it's shape, then it...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By WestPablo

What a refreshing idea! :) I can only hope...

What a refreshing idea! :)

I can only hope that this new and innovative idea takes off to much greater acceptance and widespread success. It can only help in the reduction of fossil fuel...
06-14-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By WestPablo

Well, this is your answer from Amazon whatever...

Well, this is your answer from Amazon whatever you're urban goals may be:

The '12 Marin Muirwoods 26er Urban Commuter "Assault" Bicycle @ $450

15" = 5' 6"
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,951
Posted By WestPablo

During the course of human evolution, and within...

During the course of human evolution, and within the realm of geological time, a decade is more like a millisecond. If normal decay and elemental decomposition does not take place, environmental...
06-14-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,580
Posted By WestPablo

Riding fixed, requires a skillset not required...

Riding fixed, requires a skillset not required when cycling freewheel single speeding. The very idea of braking without some type of metal-linked braking mechanism just baffles the mind of the...
06-14-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By WestPablo

What do you mean by, "take the stairs"..and...

What do you mean by, "take the stairs"..and "non-road urban terrain"?

That sounds more like an urban assault bicycle. A bicycle with wide tires, or perhaps, even a "fat bike"!

If so, I think...
06-14-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,132
Posted By WestPablo

Most people who purchase CX bikes, do so for...

Most people who purchase CX bikes, do so for recreation, not racing. However, CX racing is still a thriving world sport and CX bikes continue to be sold as the sport itself, continues to grow in...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,212
Posted By WestPablo

Hey, Fulgentius! :) Google image:...

Hey, Fulgentius! :)

Google image: "Interrupter Brakes", Bicycle

...that might be a nice convenience on your new dropbar road bike! ;)
06-14-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,132
Posted By WestPablo

+1 ^ Agreed! In fact, here's proof! :thumb:...

+1 ^ Agreed!

In fact, here's proof! :thumb:

The Fuji Cross LE CX Racing Bikes:

www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1147686_-1_400315__400315...
06-14-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By WestPablo

This is most certainly NOT true! :(

This is most certainly NOT true! :(
06-14-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

I'd invest in a really good U-Lock (like the NY...

I'd invest in a really good U-Lock (like the NY Fahgettaboudit), a nice pair of gloves, an Xmart helmet, a rack, and some really nice fenders...
06-14-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,703
Posted By WestPablo

I agree with these guys! :D

I agree with these guys! :D
Forum: Commuting
06-14-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,951
Posted By WestPablo

I used to time my commute when cycling on a...

I used to time my commute when cycling on a hybrid while wearing a book filled backpack. That bike got stolen. I next, purchased a much lighter road bike and no longer needed my backpack.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,267
Posted By WestPablo

Drop bars cost about $300 extra! :D ...

Drop bars cost about $300 extra! :D

Therefore, take a 60 mile test ride on a $1200 road bike and a 60 mile test ride on a $900 hybrid. Then come back and report which one was both faster and felt...
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