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Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,769
Posted By suncruiser

That's rough. I laid it down twice running down...

That's rough. I laid it down twice running down the hill right before I got to greenlake, right where you turn onto the bike path around it. Went to a set of continental Ride Tours and it seemed a...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,769
Posted By suncruiser

All in tire choice with leaves IMHO. A year of...

All in tire choice with leaves IMHO. A year of riding from Lynnwood to the U-district taught me that, especially around lake Greenlake.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,769
Posted By suncruiser

Having ridden both extensively (Seattle and...

Having ridden both extensively (Seattle and Phoenix) I would take the cold drizzle any day. My limit for commuting is about 105f and -20f respectively (fairbanks, AK)

Easy to stay warm while...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By suncruiser

Not to bring up a dead thread, but I'm bringing...

Not to bring up a dead thread, but I'm bringing it back up. Haven't gotten a front rack on my vaya yet, and i see a new front rack on the tubus site, with a platform set above the wheel. Anyone else...
05-21-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By suncruiser

Is the bulge in the sidewall or the tread?

Is the bulge in the sidewall or the tread?
05-16-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks for all the replies guys. I've managed to...

Thanks for all the replies guys. I've managed to convince him (with the help of showing him this exact thread) to get a better bike overall. Right now he seems interested in the old trek single track...
05-14-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,763
Posted By suncruiser

Most of what i would recommend has already been...

Most of what i would recommend has already been said above, but

At the weight you're at I'd strongly recommend spending the money to fully upgrade your brakes at the current size rotors. Separate...
05-12-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks guys. I'm gonna keep trying to convince...

Thanks guys. I'm gonna keep trying to convince him that the bike isn't worth the time/money/effort and her should get a nice used mountain bike to commute on.

I kinda figured the chain line was a...
05-11-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By suncruiser

Sorry if I miss anyone in here. The bike is his...

Sorry if I miss anyone in here. The bike is his only mode of transportation, and he seems rather in love with the bike, he's not interested in buying another machine (no matter how I try and shift...
05-10-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By suncruiser

BSO Upgrade options.

All right, so my neighbor wants to upgrade the running gear on his Wal-Mart Hyper dual suspension mountain bike. Standard 21spd 3/7 split. I'm pretty sure the bike has a direct mount RD, which is...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By suncruiser

I found it both terrifying and hilarious fun. I...

I found it both terrifying and hilarious fun. I couldn't stop laughing once i slowed down a bit. I generally try to keep under 40 going downhill but I felt the need to see what I could handle. Turns...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By suncruiser

Sorry About only replying to one part so far in...

Sorry About only replying to one part so far in here guys

There's only one shop around here that actively carries surly (Rage Cycles) and touring bikes aren't common so finding an LHT or a DT to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By suncruiser

Kinda new to touring, narrowed down to two bikes

All Right, so I've been doing some light touring (grand canyon to phoenix, phoenix to Payson, phoenix to Sierra vista) on my vaya, and so far I've loved it, but I think I'm beginning to see what the...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By suncruiser

28s should still fit that, in my experience with...

28s should still fit that, in my experience with planet bike fenders their max tire recommendation leaves rather generous room.
03-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,740
Posted By suncruiser

So, got to check out a set of drifters on another...

So, got to check out a set of drifters on another bike at work and measured it for shizangiggles. He has the 26x2 and it measured in at 1.989 with the calipers. Close enough I'd give it true to size....
03-20-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

Billy Badass? There's a term I haven't heard in a...

Billy Badass? There's a term I haven't heard in a while.
sorry I haven't looked at this thread in a bit, got preoccupied with life. Just because I managed the heat doesn't mean I enjoyed it dude. ...
03-18-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,740
Posted By suncruiser

the Serfas Drifter is a pretty common tire out...

the Serfas Drifter is a pretty common tire out here in Phoenix due to their handling on and off road and their puncture resistance. I'd give them a shot if they're inn budget
03-06-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,175
Posted By suncruiser

How did the test rides go? Did you make a...

How did the test rides go? Did you make a decision?
Forum: Commuting
03-02-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By suncruiser

I think Salsa had something to that effect a...

I think Salsa had something to that effect a couple years back. I can't seem to find it, but the rack side rails sat below the top of the tire like that

Edit: after a bit of research, it wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,067
Posted By suncruiser

I love videos like this... Watching a ride from...

I love videos like this... Watching a ride from this angle is strangely mesmerizing
02-27-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,175
Posted By suncruiser

+1 on the Roll. I loved mine when I had it. ...

+1 on the Roll. I loved mine when I had it.

That bike was a go-anywhere do-anything bike. Had the fenders for it and a rack on the back, and a set of color matched brake rotors. It felt...
02-27-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,350
Posted By suncruiser

FWIW, I was actually out riding the DS2 and the...

FWIW, I was actually out riding the DS2 and the Crosstrail today. Can't speak for the cannondale, but between the two the Trek felt much better in terms of the way it rode. It felt nimble where the...
02-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,879
Posted By suncruiser

^ ^ ^ TravBikeMan said what I was about to! We...

^ ^ ^
TravBikeMan said what I was about to! We want to see the finished product!

Edit: N+1 strikes again! Pic of the new machine then?
Forum: Southwest
02-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By suncruiser

Anyone else In the valley want to go up and ride in the snow?

I know today has been miserable with the rain but I really want to put wheels down up in flagstaff or kingman. Anyone else?
Forum: Southwest
02-21-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By suncruiser

I genuinely hope they gave you a decent check

I genuinely hope they gave you a decent check
Forum: Southwest
02-19-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By suncruiser

Or did someone steal it from impound?

Or did someone steal it from impound?
02-19-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,246
Posted By suncruiser

I've owned both, and honestly the Roll has my...

I've owned both, and honestly the Roll has my vote hands down. Hills in seattle were stupid easy on it (roll sport) and it's deceptively nimble and quick for having such large tires on it. The verve...
02-19-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

lol. Not sure that would do much, considering the...

lol. Not sure that would do much, considering the incessant sun and a matte black battery case. It reaches in excess of 165f in a parked car during the day, I can't imagine the batteries would fare...
02-18-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

my school commute was fun. Was riding ~lake...

my school commute was fun. Was riding ~lake pleasant rd and Williams to cactus high every day from 9th grade to halfway through 12th when I got my first car
02-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

where I'm living currently I have everything I...

where I'm living currently I have everything I need within a mile or less (43rd ave and union hills roughly) and work is only 4 miles out. I can see this being feasible.

Never take the heat...
02-18-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

once the summer heat hits I see less e-bikes than...

once the summer heat hits I see less e-bikes than I do normally. I think past about 105F the batteries and electronics start having issues with overheating since there's no active cooling system...
02-17-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

I actually don't mind riding and commuting in the...

I actually don't mind riding and commuting in the heat. Had to for a couple months in 17, right when the temps were between 117-122. was kinda brutal but I still made it! I'm a native to Phoenix, the...
02-16-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

I think I'll start with commuting every day once...

I think I'll start with commuting every day once we move, the commute home takes too long at the moment to feasibly be able to get my daughter from daycare (ride home, drop bike off, drive to...
02-16-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

Off topic slightly: what tires are you using? I...

Off topic slightly: what tires are you using? I seem to find every goatshead thorn and staple going down 15th, so I kinda avoid it now. Been considering the marathon HS440 for my commuter but I can't...
02-15-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

do it! Im grasping here, but N+1 is calling... I...

do it! Im grasping here, but N+1 is calling... I gotta save up for it but it's squarely in my crosshairs. If I dont do the Big Dummy I'm going to get the Troll I think... It can haul the Bill Trailer...
02-15-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

yea, after living in several different states it...

yea, after living in several different states it kinda clicked why cycle-commuting and going car-lite in Arizona is difficult, at least in Phoenix. Everything is so spread out here that it seems...
02-15-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

I'm honestly working toward going car lite, don't...

I'm honestly working toward going car lite, don't think I'm going to accomplish it by this summer due to heat and the fact we are expecting another little one in the worst of summer. My district and...
02-15-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

whereabouts do you live/commute? I'm by the...

whereabouts do you live/commute? I'm by the I17/101 interchange, about 5 miles from work/equal distances to the stores
02-13-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,809
Posted By suncruiser

Looking to start living car-lite in Phoenix

As the title says, I'm looking to start living car lite here in Arizona, and I've already got a start in it. Been riding to work exclusively for about 2 months now, figuring out grocery and Costco...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By suncruiser

Also, now to get a sunlite rack basket and find a...

Also, now to get a sunlite rack basket and find a way to add spring clasps to attach it to the rack... That way I have the ability to use a basket if needed or just the rack to haul larger boxes
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,021
Posted By suncruiser

Also worth mentioning is the bontrager backrack...

Also worth mentioning is the bontrager backrack (if you don't already have a rack) and their "town shopper" panniers. I've used them in a myriad of conditions and they seem fairly water resistant and...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By suncruiser

unless there's something on it it's likely...

unless there's something on it it's likely unnoticeable. I occasionally take my ladies Electra out (she won't ride while pregnant and it needs its exercise too :lol: ) and honestly I never notice the...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By suncruiser

thanks guys! I ordered the priority cycles...

thanks guys! I ordered the priority cycles porteur front rack, now the waiting game begins :D
02-05-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,859
Posted By suncruiser

Electra rack loops?

Anybody know where I can find the little loops that come with the Electra cruiser racks? They get bolted in between the frame and rack at the dropouts and serve as an anchor point for bungee cords,...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By suncruiser

Looking for a front rack that mounts to the upper or middle fork

So, after using my ladies bike to run a couple errands (as mine was flat) I have found that I would like a front porteur style rack on my trek district. Unfortunately I do not have anchor points by...
01-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By suncruiser

Another bike identity thread

A good friend of mine just acquired a bicycle from her parents and would like me to fix it up so she can get in shape with it. I'm already aware the bike itself isn't worth much overall monetarily,...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,572
Posted By suncruiser

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180324_110023_cf502fbc76b84bfb6c75687f7d6571a293e81481.jpg
01-04-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
01-03-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By suncruiser

Bike Identity?

I have a friend buying what he is told is a 2017 Specialized Enduro Pro, but the picture he sent me of it doesn't appear to be a bike from recent years. Can anyone identify what this bike is, and if...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-18, 12:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,477
Posted By suncruiser

Honestly I love the look of toe clips and ride...

Honestly I love the look of toe clips and ride strapless ones on my bike. I don't know the brand of mine, got them at a local shop and they weren't branded...
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