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Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,953
Posted By grimslade

Clearly, you are supposed to be lying under the...

Clearly, you are supposed to be lying under the bike wheel, perpendicular to the angle of the bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,577
Posted By grimslade

Peregrine!

Peregrine!
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,953,072
Posted By grimslade

Style, eh? Thanks, guys.

Style, eh? Thanks, guys.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,953,072
Posted By grimslade

Here's my bike (and part of my commute). ...

Here's my bike (and part of my commute). Hopefully you can actually see the bike in the picture this time.

http://images58.fotki.com/v156/photos/6/655395/4233992/photo1-vi.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,423
Posted By grimslade

With vertical dropouts, the wheel always goes...

With vertical dropouts, the wheel always goes back to the same place relative to the disc caliper and the fender doesn't need to be removed to take the wheel off. My EBB is trouble-free. Set it once...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By grimslade

Don't the ears chafe?

Don't the ears chafe?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,455
Posted By grimslade

Forget that. a dyno-BB is the future. I don't...

Forget that. a dyno-BB is the future. I don't want to have to charge my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 09:15 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,506
Posted By grimslade

I love superfeet. Sometimes more than my custom...

I love superfeet. Sometimes more than my custom othotics.
EDIT: I mean the black, hard-plastic superfeet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By grimslade

I have one. Planet X SL Carbon, Brooks B-17.

I have one. Planet X SL Carbon, Brooks B-17.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By grimslade

Man. I do 12 miles, and was pleased this week to...

Man. I do 12 miles, and was pleased this week to break an hour/12mph average. Of course, I only started in August. But 27mph seems impossible, at least in London. If I could do it in 45 minutes, I'd...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 04:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,657
Posted By grimslade

My scale.

My scale.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By grimslade

What happens to all these stolen bikes?

What happens to all these stolen bikes?
Forum: Commuting
09-14-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By grimslade

Velo-Orange makes its own Brooks-style saddles...

Velo-Orange makes its own Brooks-style saddles too. Cheaper. No first-hand experience with them tho. Own two brooks, second I got from SJS, but I live in the UK.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By grimslade

Sweet.

Sweet.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By grimslade

I just bought something from Bushwhacker, but it...

I just bought something from Bushwhacker, but it hasn't even arrived yet, so can't comment on quality yet. The Westfield, I think?
09-08-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By grimslade

Some of the shims that come with the hitch are...

Some of the shims that come with the hitch are plenty thick. But the shim/spacer that actually goes under the hitch bracket has to rotate, which is why I can't just cut a notch into that.
09-08-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By grimslade

Thanks, all. I think I may have to take a...

Thanks, all. I think I may have to take a picture to clearly explain the problem. There is some seat post. The problem is that the hitch is supposed to rest on the seat clamp, but the Peregrine...
09-08-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By grimslade

Sheldon's instructions are really excellent. ...

Sheldon's instructions are really excellent. I've looked at other directions, including Zinn and the art of road bike maintenance. But somehow, Sheldon made it all much clearer. It's a masterpiece.
09-08-11, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By grimslade

Jury-rigging a trailer-bike hitch to a lugged steel frame?

I have a Singular Peregrine frame, which is lovely and I love. But it has this cutely pointed lug at the top of the seat tube in the front and an integrated seat clamp.

The result is that the top...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By grimslade

Knobbies won't improve your traction much in the...

Knobbies won't improve your traction much in the wet.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,325
Posted By grimslade

+1. I kind of like the rain. May try going...

+1. I kind of like the rain. May try going jacket-less in the next storm--gets awfully hot on a bike under Gore-Tex.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By grimslade

I have a 12-mile commute one-way. My commuter...

I have a 12-mile commute one-way. My commuter bike looks like a steel road-style frame with internal gear hub, midge drop bars, disc brakes and 35mm slicks. Plus fenders and rack of course....
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,562
Posted By grimslade

Some days in London, I feel like the only schlub...

Some days in London, I feel like the only schlub _not_ running every light that is physically possible to run. :-/
Forum: Commuting
09-02-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By grimslade

I run 35mm Marathon Supremes on my commuter. The...

I run 35mm Marathon Supremes on my commuter. The CX Comps that I had on initially flatted almost instantaneously on a piece of glass in the road.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By grimslade

I have a B17 on one bike and whatever the...

I have a B17 on one bike and whatever the equivalent is to the b17 with springs. They're on different bikes so hard to compare ride directly, but I don't find the sprung saddle too bouncy. The...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By grimslade

I wouldn't do it. It looks all blurry. And...

I wouldn't do it. It looks all blurry. And blurry bikes are flexy and have poor power transfer. It is known.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,953,072
Posted By grimslade

Apologies for the decidedly unsexy lighting. I'll...

Apologies for the decidedly unsexy lighting. I'll try to get a better picture soon. Here's my new super-commuter/all-purpose bike. Commute is about 12 miles each way.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 893
Posted By grimslade

The important question is, was he right???

The important question is, was he right???
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By grimslade

I can't really compare the two as I've only got...

I can't really compare the two as I've only got the 11, and it's new (of course). It took a bit of fiddling to get the 11 dialed in, but now that it is, I'm delighted with it over the 100 miles and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,157
Posted By grimslade

You should check the inflation on the front,...

You should check the inflation on the front, seems to me.
08-24-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,796
Posted By grimslade

That was an incredibly stupid, inconsiderate and...

That was an incredibly stupid, inconsiderate and damaging thing for this guy to have done. NOS, I'm glad you've found a solution that works for you.

I think, however, that some of the people who...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 153,235
Posted By grimslade

Wet

12 miles in a downpour in London. Gore-tex in my jacket failed almost immediately. Good news was, I didn't need a shower at the other end. ;-)
Forum: Commuting
08-21-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By grimslade

Wow. I just paid almost twice that for the P-X...

Wow. I just paid almost twice that for the P-X kit. :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,496
Posted By grimslade

I did this, but spun the cranks after...

I did this, but spun the cranks after misthreading it. The chain chews up that soft RD cage metal really fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,931
Posted By grimslade

Here's mine

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Not a great shot of the bike, I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,931
Posted By grimslade

Go for it. I have a picture of mine in the what...

Go for it. I have a picture of mine in the what bike thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,446
Posted By grimslade

Love it.

Love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,442
Posted By grimslade

Should we mock him mercilessly instead? I...

Should we mock him mercilessly instead?

I would, but I'm a noob, so I feel it isn't my place.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,442
Posted By grimslade

You broke your front derailleur cable. You need a...

You broke your front derailleur cable. You need a new one. Then you have to pull the old one out, starting at that lever by the handlebars. Loosen the screw that attaches the other piece of the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,244,630
Posted By grimslade

Oh, you like the pictures, eh? Snap, snap? ...

Oh, you like the pictures, eh? Snap, snap?

Here:
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The trouble is the bottle (pictured) doesn't fit in the bottle holder (pictured). I'm thinking maybe it's the wrong size?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,244,630
Posted By grimslade

My new bike is a Planet X Pro Carbon Super Light...

My new bike is a Planet X Pro Carbon Super Light w/SRAM mech. I got it cuz I'm so _pro_. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,358
Posted By grimslade

The change of angle where the tops curve around...

The change of angle where the tops curve around toward the drops?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By grimslade

No, on a road bike, your lungs won't mind the...

No, on a road bike, your lungs won't mind the cold.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 259,382
Posted By grimslade

Here's an updated link for the handlebar-taping...

Here's an updated link for the handlebar-taping guide:

http://stupidhurts.org/?p=141
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