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11-09-14, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By Top Gunner

I have a Kilo TT frame. It weighs 5lbs, without...

I have a Kilo TT frame. It weighs 5lbs, without the fork.
08-04-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,604
Posted By Top Gunner

Check your gear ratio as it pertains to skid...

Check your gear ratio as it pertains to skid patches. I was riding 48X16 for a while (1 skid patch), and I was replacing or rotating my tires frequently. I switched to a 48x17 (17 skid patches) on...
05-28-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,133
Posted By Top Gunner

Both are comfortable, and I haven't had issues...

Both are comfortable, and I haven't had issues with either of them, in terms of the lock jabbing into me. They function essentially as the same product, just with a different shape/size. The Chrome...
05-28-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,133
Posted By Top Gunner

The Chrome hip bag is nice. It's a decent size,...

The Chrome hip bag is nice. It's a decent size, waterproof, and the ulock holster holds a mini (Kryptonite/Onguard) perfectly, though you could also carry a larger lock.

The Road Runner hip bag is...
01-08-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,171
Posted By Top Gunner

Being 192 cm does not necessarily mean you should...

Being 192 cm does not necessarily mean you should be on a 61cm bike. I'm the same height & I don't ride bikes that big. Use a fit calculator if you really want to know your size. Figure out your...
11-11-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,803
Posted By Top Gunner

I have YNOT straps. They're great. They're really...

I have YNOT straps. They're great. They're really stiff & hold their shape well.
10-10-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Top Gunner

Find a smooth cadence; use your gears to maintain...

Find a smooth cadence; use your gears to maintain it. Coast as little as possible.

Don't worry about keeping up- the reason roadies ride farther & longer is because they don't expend as much...
09-20-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 756,549
Posted By Top Gunner

Thanks, Jandro.

Thanks, Jandro.
09-20-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 756,549
Posted By Top Gunner

This. Exactly.

This. Exactly.
09-20-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 756,549
Posted By Top Gunner

341772 Found the frame for cheap on...

341772
Found the frame for cheap on Craigslist, just finished building up.

IRO Angus frameset
Nitto Dynamic stem
Nitto 260AAF risers
Tange Falcon headset
Thomson seatpost
Selle Italia...
09-07-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By Top Gunner

Be mindful of saddle width as well. Some bike...

Be mindful of saddle width as well. Some bike shops will actually measure your sit bones for you, which will enable you to determine how wide your saddle needs to be. Regardless of bar drop, I cannot...
08-20-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By Top Gunner

Hi-Ten is not as strong as Chromoly, so Chromoly...

Hi-Ten is not as strong as Chromoly, so Chromoly frames are lighter because less steel is needed when making the frame. Otherwise they weigh about the same. It's not like your high-ten frame is just...
08-12-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,049
Posted By Top Gunner

I was riding 48/16 and switched to 48/17 a few...

I was riding 48/16 and switched to 48/17 a few months ago. It felt noticeably easier at first, but I grew accustomed to it, and now I actually prefer the new ratio. My reason for switching though,...
08-07-13, 01:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,153
Posted By Top Gunner

Mission Workshop. They're as good as it gets.

Mission Workshop. They're as good as it gets.
07-10-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By Top Gunner

They're both 3 LED lights. Pick whichever one you...

They're both 3 LED lights. Pick whichever one you like better.
06-19-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,139
Posted By Top Gunner

You could try the Kilo WT. The geometry is...

You could try the Kilo WT. The geometry is different, but the components are decent (comparable to the Kilo TT Pro). They're pretty well stocked. It's $79 above your $400 cap, but I think that extra...
05-20-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,991
Posted By Top Gunner

^ yes. The Cross Check is not really a...

^ yes.

The Cross Check is not really a comparable bike to the Kilo WT, as it's a geared Cylocross bike. If you really want a one-gear Surly, you should just get a Surly Steamroller. It's cheaper...
05-19-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,029
Posted By Top Gunner

I always feel bad for people when I hear a bike...

I always feel bad for people when I hear a bike is stolen, but after appropriate condolences I always ask about how it was stolen and how it was locked. It's helpful to know what measures thieves are...
04-19-13, 08:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,408
Posted By Top Gunner

I don't think Chrome are comfortable unless...

I don't think Chrome are comfortable unless they're empty. MW & BW definitely do hug your back. BW is a little boxier in shape, so it appears bulky, but rides really well. None of these bags will be...
04-16-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,408
Posted By Top Gunner

This. You've mentioned comfort a few times....

This.

You've mentioned comfort a few times. Two-strap bags are more comfortable.

Whatever your reason, I have a Bailey Works & Mission Workshop, they're both great- reasonably comfortable with...
03-20-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,740
Posted By Top Gunner

Yes. Denver. Also, Portland, Maine.

Yes. Denver.

Also, Portland, Maine.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By Top Gunner

Those are the specs straight from Seagull. You...

Those are the specs straight from Seagull. You should email them directly if you have questions.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By Top Gunner

According to Seagull- Small Courier: 23L...

According to Seagull-

Small Courier: 23L (1430 CI)
Medium Courier: 34L (2070 CI)
Large Courier: 53L (3219 CI)
11-10-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,802
Posted By Top Gunner

I have a Bailey Works Super-Pro, my friend has a...

I have a Bailey Works Super-Pro, my friend has a Seagull. They are both great bags. Seagull has tougher velcro (more like Chrome & Timbuk2), but I've never had any issue at all w/ Bailey Works...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By Top Gunner

I have a Mission Workshop Rummy, my friend has a...

I have a Mission Workshop Rummy, my friend has a Seagull. I think the the Mission Workshop is the better bag overall. There are more compartments, and the rolltop feature offers more versatility in...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By Top Gunner

I read your post, but not any that followed, so I...

I read your post, but not any that followed, so I may be repeating, but I have experience with both locks.

With the Evo Mini you won't be able to lock both the seatpost + your rear tire. You would...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Top Gunner

Denver is a kick ass city for biking. It rarely...

Denver is a kick ass city for biking. It rarely rains, & most of the city is pretty flat. There are some pedestrian/cycling paths through the city & plenty of roads with bike lanes, which often...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,640
Posted By Top Gunner

Those helmets are impractical in the heat. Also,...

Those helmets are impractical in the heat. Also, they're quite heavy. If you already have a road helmet, why not just get a helmet liner for the winter? It's cheaper & makes your helmet more...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,872
Posted By Top Gunner

All SPD shoes will have a stiff sole to...

All SPD shoes will have a stiff sole to accommodate for pedaling. In my experience, the sneakers such as Chrome's Kursk Pro's are aesthetically more pleasing, but no more or less comfortable than a...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,035
Posted By Top Gunner

Kryptonite Evo Mini u-lock, or Onguard Bulldog...

Kryptonite Evo Mini u-lock, or Onguard Bulldog Mini u-lock. They both slide into your belt or a pocket, and offer excellent protection (also they come with mounting brackets or could easily be...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,021
Posted By Top Gunner

I think the best looking clipless shoes are...

I think the best looking clipless shoes are Chrome's Kursk Pro:

http://www.chromebagsstore.com/shoes/kursk-pro.html

I get compliments on them all the time, & people are always surprised that...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Top Gunner

If weight is no issue, then get the Kryptonite...

If weight is no issue, then get the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-lock (3.25" x 6"). If that is too small, get the Kryptonite New York STD U-lock (4" x 8"). They both weigh about 4lbs, though...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By Top Gunner

Check out Mission Workshop, Chrome, and Timbuk2....

Check out Mission Workshop, Chrome, and Timbuk2. They're all doing good things with bicycle friendly waterproof backpacks.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,995
Posted By Top Gunner

I have a Cygolite Expilion 250. It works great....

I have a Cygolite Expilion 250. It works great. Haven't had any issues with the mount, except occasional retightening. I got it for $100 on Amazon, which at the time was a good deal. If they're...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,198
Posted By Top Gunner

The dimensions are interior. I have both Onguard...

The dimensions are interior. I have both Onguard & Kryptonite, but I use Onguard more. Onguard's Bulldog Mini is a few millimeters longer than Kryptonite's Evo Mini, it is also wider, and slightly...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Top Gunner

+1 Mission Workshop. ...

+1 Mission Workshop.

http://missionworkshop.com/
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,829
Posted By Top Gunner

I agree with no1mad. The difference is in...

I agree with no1mad.

The difference is in their function. Both leave sweaty backs.
01-02-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Top Gunner

Haha. Well put.

Haha. Well put.
12-21-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Top Gunner

You should be able to adjust the tightness of the...

You should be able to adjust the tightness of the pedals using an allen (hex) wrench. They may even have one in the spin room, if you don't. I've had to do that before.
11-29-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,309
Posted By Top Gunner

I was made in China; I turned out just fine.

I was made in China; I turned out just fine.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Top Gunner

Completely over the top.

Completely over the top.
11-19-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,254
Posted By Top Gunner

Out of curiosity, what specific lock (brand,...

Out of curiosity, what specific lock (brand, model) were you using?
11-18-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Top Gunner

I would go with the 1 u-lock, loop cable, +...

I would go with the 1 u-lock, loop cable, + locking skewers. The likelihood someone will try to snip a cable, then attempt to get through your locking skewers, just to get a wheel, is incredibly low....
Forum: Commuting
11-14-11, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,272
Posted By Top Gunner

I have the Abus Granit Futura 64- Mini. It is...

I have the Abus Granit Futura 64- Mini. It is lighter and narrower than both the Krytpo Evo Mini & Onguard Bulldog Mini. It also seems significantly easier to break or saw through. Both Krypto &...
11-11-11, 01:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,462
Posted By Top Gunner

If you're going to get a cable, it doesn't really...

If you're going to get a cable, it doesn't really matter what kind. They can all be cut pretty easy. If you get a chain, you're adding at least 8 lbs to the 4 lbs you'll be carrying w the NY F. So...
11-10-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,462
Posted By Top Gunner

pg13- desertdork is right. With Sheldon's method...

pg13- desertdork is right. With Sheldon's method you secure the u-lock to a fixed object, around the rear tire, within the rear triangle. The cable is used as an accessory for the front wheel. Mini...
11-08-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,462
Posted By Top Gunner

Kryptonite Evo Mini. Get locking skewers for your...

Kryptonite Evo Mini. Get locking skewers for your wheels, the mini lock will really only allow you to lock the frame to an object.

OR

Get the Krypto Evo Mini & use the Sheldon Brown method...
11-06-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,889
Posted By Top Gunner

Between chains and u-locks (good ones), it's just...

Between chains and u-locks (good ones), it's just a matter of preference. Chains are more versatile, but they are quite heavy. U-locks have limited locking options, but they are easier to carry....
11-02-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,555
Posted By Top Gunner

The NY Std is more versatile, and it's one of the...

The NY Std is more versatile, and it's one of the best locks on the market. I would recommend the Std over the F, for your purposes it will more than suffice. Mountain bikes have thicker frames and...
10-30-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By Top Gunner

It's pretty difficult to wear a Chrome bag...

It's pretty difficult to wear a Chrome bag incorrectly. The strap is meant to be tucked into the part that comes across your abdomen. Given your size I'm not surprised it's hanging low. You could...
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