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Forum: Touring
09-18-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,148
Posted By GTPowers

Yes but what do you wear underneath those shorts?...

Yes but what do you wear underneath those shorts? That's my issue!
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,228
Posted By GTPowers

I have a question along the same topic. (Male...

I have a question along the same topic. (Male body part content warning)

I have three Brooks that haven't given me much issue outside of the break-in gig. Until the last few months I have had no...
Forum: Touring
06-22-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,050
Posted By GTPowers

Good luck. I hope it fits.

Good luck. I hope it fits.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-10, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 546,245
Posted By GTPowers

My new Dahon Mu Uno. Bought for shorter cycle...

My new Dahon Mu Uno. Bought for shorter cycle trips to the trains. The little bugger is fantastic. My other bicycle is used mostly to deliver 50+ pounds of Coffee Beans on top of another good 50...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,558
Posted By GTPowers

How many hipsters does it take to screw in a...

How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?




It's a very obscure number- you've probably never heard of it before.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,672
Posted By GTPowers

No update in three pages? Commmmeooooonnnnn

No update in three pages? Commmmeooooonnnnn
Forum: Touring
10-18-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By GTPowers

Here yah go! ...

Here yah go!
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs277.snc1/10420_180241313184_504308184_3590293_2838343_n.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-04-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By GTPowers

My '08 Safari doing a coffee delivery. A hair...

My '08 Safari doing a coffee delivery. A hair over 50 pounds up north to a client out of town.
...
Forum: Touring
10-01-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,494
Posted By GTPowers

One free-spinning wheel + centering a loose...

One free-spinning wheel + centering a loose caliper + greasy hands on a allen key = middle finger in disc meeting the fork
Forum: Touring
10-01-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,494
Posted By GTPowers

Just uh.....be careful please. Mindlessness...

Just uh.....be careful please.

Mindlessness and disc brakes do not pair well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3359/3611154253_ac1007f694.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-17-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,778
Posted By GTPowers

Today I have officially given up on my "HEY...

Today I have officially given up on my "HEY you're way to close to me" slap. It started out as a knee-jerk reaction that, today, probably made a car full of really cut and tuff Mexicans hate white...
Forum: Touring
09-03-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By GTPowers

mmmm 2<3

mmmm 2<3
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 12:17 AM
Forum: Touring
06-17-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By GTPowers

I just picked up a pair of TOMS shoes...

I just picked up a pair of TOMS shoes (www.toms.com) and rode a fair amount of time around town with them on. I have to say, with the right sock, these shoes are a perfect fit and weight for someone...
05-14-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By GTPowers

I am pretty sure, I think I know Andy well, that...

I am pretty sure, I think I know Andy well, that the bike is not complete yet. In fact...I think I know who he stole those bars from!
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,297
Posted By GTPowers

"Raising the bar" on a threadless; Novara content

"Raising the bar" on a threadless setup (forgive my semicolon use)

Pardon my late night fit questions but I can’t seem to fall asleep without some sort of closure on this idea. I currently have a...
05-14-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By GTPowers

I got to see this old thing in person loooong...

I got to see this old thing in person loooong before the paint job. Andy, I'm really pleased with the way it came to be...and yah...silly bars! Great work!
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By GTPowers

None of your links work.

None of your links work.
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By GTPowers

Cycle Smithy in Chicago has a couple....but uh...

Cycle Smithy in Chicago has a couple....but uh they dont have a online store.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,425
Posted By GTPowers

:) ...

:)

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2758/97/27/504308184/n504308184_2385578_5858580.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-16-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By GTPowers

Here are a few of my 2008 Novara Safari on a trek...

Here are a few of my 2008 Novara Safari on a trek from Chicago to the 'burbs. The bike did great.

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2758/97/27/504308184/n504308184_2385573_1907315.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By GTPowers

I got distracted after seeing two Novara Safaris...

I got distracted after seeing two Novara Safaris on one tour. I love too see that bike put to use! Great write up and wonderful pictures!
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,913
Posted By GTPowers

I just relived my high school shop class through...

I just relived my high school shop class through those pictures.

Best of luck! Please be safe!
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,415
Posted By GTPowers

So far I've done 8 seasons and 2.5k on a Brooks...

So far I've done 8 seasons and 2.5k on a Brooks B17 in:

Swrve softshell knickers
http://www.swrvecycling.com/knickersMensSoftshell.html

and Target Merona cycling boxer briefs...
Forum: Touring
04-04-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,684
Posted By GTPowers

I have an '08 Safari with trekking bars and I...

I have an '08 Safari with trekking bars and I have to admit that I really love the bike and the bars.

I get nervous with my purchase sometimes because there are sooo many people who don't like...
Forum: Touring
03-29-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,648
Posted By GTPowers

As Brooks owners I feel that we have all...

As Brooks owners I feel that we have all experienced scrapes and even large scruffs. I believe I have stumbled across a way to make larger scruff look less like a horrid scar and more like normal age...
03-05-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,254
Posted By GTPowers

http://www.target.com/Merona-Cotton-Lycra-Cycle-Br...

http://www.target.com/Merona-Cotton-Lycra-Cycle-Briefs/dp/B000WXZFAU

Boom. Enjoy.
03-05-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,254
Posted By GTPowers

Target has some cycling specific boxer briefs...

Target has some cycling specific boxer briefs that work really dang well. I normally wear a pair of those and some Swrve Knickers.

Long distances don't seem to be a problem but I ride on a Brooks...
Forum: Touring
03-04-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,739
Posted By GTPowers

Starting to smell some RBF...

Starting to smell some RBF...
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,739
Posted By GTPowers

And encase the OP is wondering...this isnt...

And encase the OP is wondering...this isnt anything new.


http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/message/?o=3Tzut&thread_id=73431&v=1S&page=1&nested=0#73431
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,739
Posted By GTPowers

I have to be honest. I really really love my...

I have to be honest. I really really love my Safari and I do plan on touring on it for the next 5-8 years until the budget opens up again. In my 40+ mile treks around Chicago, it has done well but...
Forum: Touring
02-16-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By GTPowers

Hey thanks, sorry to hear about yours. Question...

Hey thanks, sorry to hear about yours. Question for you: Did you ever use fenders? What brand/model?
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By GTPowers

A Bit of an update: I took our Fentiman...

A Bit of an update:

I took our Fentiman (named the bike) for a couple of solid 15-20 mile rides through some ugly Chicago weather. Unfortunately I got hit with an equally as ugly cold and wasn't...
Forum: Touring
02-10-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,343
Posted By GTPowers

Has anyone had luck/problems with any of the two...

Has anyone had luck/problems with any of the two sided SPD/platform pedals from Nashbar?
Forum: Touring
02-07-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By GTPowers

My new Safari on Chicago's LFP! ...

My new Safari on Chicago's LFP!

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2320/97/27/504308184/n504308184_2016291_7426.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
02-07-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By GTPowers

Wow. You guys put some serious work into these...

Wow. You guys put some serious work into these posts. Thanks a whole bunch. I will defiantly be checking out the other options. I probably wont move on anything any time soon but I am really...
Forum: Touring
02-07-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By GTPowers

Thanks, I will look out for a cage like that or...

Thanks, I will look out for a cage like that or attempt something of the sort on my own.

On the Contis. I guess I have a confession to make on those; most of my concern has come from poor reviews...
Forum: Touring
02-06-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By GTPowers

New Bicycle / New Issues

Hello from the Near North of downtown Chicago. My best wishes go out to you all who are out on the open road. Ride safe!


I recently came to a place in my budget to be able to purchase my first...
Forum: Touring
02-01-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By GTPowers

The REI in Oak Brook Il has two 52cm for 749$! ...

The REI in Oak Brook Il has two 52cm for 749$!

Great deal but I went with an '08 Safari which was more in my budget (629$). There are some really solid deals going on right now!
Forum: Touring
01-22-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,648
Posted By GTPowers

I really like that handlebar setup! Can you give...

I really like that handlebar setup! Can you give us any info on it?
01-15-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,484,970
Posted By GTPowers

It seems that the owner of this bicycle painted...

It seems that the owner of this bicycle painted the frame with the left over shingle paint.
11-04-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 460,767
Posted By GTPowers

Does anyone run fairly low gear inches on their...

Does anyone run fairly low gear inches on their townie? I thinking of running a 66 (42/17) for the simple pleasure of riding at a fair pace and the low impact on my knees.

Can I get a register of...
10-24-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,406
Posted By GTPowers

Different, I like it.

Different, I like it.
10-17-08, 11:29 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 66,864
Posted By GTPowers

With a chain whip and a lock ring tool: Yes....

With a chain whip and a lock ring tool: Yes. Without: no.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,588
Posted By GTPowers

I love Parna and have bought some of their stuff...

I love Parna and have bought some of their stuff before. They are top quality but the only thing that holds me back from wearing them regularly is the fact that they don't have belt loops. Needless...
10-05-08, 11:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,192
Posted By GTPowers

One word: Manpris. ...

One word: Manpris.

http://www.swrvestore.com/catalog/1181softshell.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-05-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,590
Posted By GTPowers

Do Illinois Prairie Path weekend rides to and...

Do Illinois Prairie Path weekend rides to and from friend's houses and to Church count as touring/bikecamping?

Shes loaded here at the last Chicago Crit. A little counter to the current trend but...
10-05-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,409
Posted By GTPowers

I am always a fan of a well used, actually on the...

I am always a fan of a well used, actually on the track, track bike but I'm all for cage/bottle on any bike in any circumstance. Water, its good for you. Drink it.

And here is my attempt at...
09-30-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 66,864
Posted By GTPowers

A better shot of my M/H'bar ...

A better shot of my M/H'bar

http://photos.l3.facebook.com/photos-l3-snc1/v341/97/27/504308184/n504308184_1359841_5801.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-28-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,704
Posted By GTPowers

My 'uter. ...

My 'uter.


http://photos.l3.facebook.com/photos-l3-snc1/v345/97/27/504308184/n504308184_1359840_29.jpg
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