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05-05-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,206
Posted By surfimp

The Breezer Uptown is a fantastic bike and you'll...

The Breezer Uptown is a fantastic bike and you'll be hard pressed to find a better-equipped bike (dynamo lighting system, IGH, fenders, rack, wheel lock) for less money... got one for my wife in 2008...
05-05-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By surfimp

I have been riding longtails for about four or...

I have been riding longtails for about four or five years now and they're awesome... first an old Kona converted Xtracycle, now a Big Dummy. I think your cargo trike is going to be a great machine...
05-05-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By surfimp

It's meant to support a handlebar bag, like those...

It's meant to support a handlebar bag, like those made by Gilles Berthoud

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/9683447a973811e29e1922000a9f4dd0_7.jpg
...
01-22-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By surfimp

Yeah it's clearly not working out well in Rwanda...

Yeah it's clearly not working out well in Rwanda at all. They've had to go back to the wooden bikes because the parts spec on the coffee bike just wasn't up to par.
Replies: 116
Views: 8,700
Posted By surfimp

My Cross-Check has fenders, saddlebag, dynamo...

My Cross-Check has fenders, saddlebag, dynamo hub, lights... it's my favorite bike for > 100mi rides.

For a ride only 40mi long, unless you are having discomfort issues (chafing, saddle sores,...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,235
Posted By surfimp

I just rode the PCH Randos 200k this past...

I just rode the PCH Randos 200k this past weekend. Super fun ride, great weather, I had a bunch of flats and some bonus miles so I took a real long time to finish but it was all good!

Anyways,...
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By surfimp

This is a great thread! I don't have any...

This is a great thread!

I don't have any really long rides under my belt yet, but what I love most about the handful of 100mi+ rides I've done so far is that every one of them is an adventure. You...
09-14-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,536
Posted By surfimp

1. Remove brakes 2. Hit truck 3. ????? ...

1. Remove brakes
2. Hit truck
3. ?????
---------------------
4. PROFIT!
09-14-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,900
Posted By surfimp

Toshi doubles = win. I run them with my...

Toshi doubles = win.

I run them with my Sylvans and they're great. Single best upgrade I've done besides switching from a conversion to a track frame.
09-10-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,681
Posted By surfimp

I use an Xtracycle for heavy and/or bulky loads....

I use an Xtracycle for heavy and/or bulky loads. All bags suck completely by comparison.
08-31-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By surfimp

^ Agree concerning the suspension fork. It can...

^ Agree concerning the suspension fork. It can and has been done but isn't ideal, whenever you add a load you will be changing your geometry towards "more twitchy"... no fun with extra weight.
...
06-04-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,694
Posted By surfimp

Alien I'll be assembling soon. ...

Alien I'll be assembling soon.

http://www.stevelange.net/images/alien.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,510
Posted By surfimp

My longest ride is 116mi solo. I did my first...

My longest ride is 116mi solo. I did my first organized century earlier this year two weeks before that ride.

My training: I bike commute everyday (only a few miles RT) and I ride my bike almost...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,956
Posted By surfimp

You could try Power Grips, might be a good...

You could try Power Grips, might be a good compromise.

FWIW, I don't quite understand the concern about toe clip overlap, since presumably you're talking about riding a geared bike. This means...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,557
Posted By surfimp

I wouldn't do anything differently. The most...

I wouldn't do anything differently. The most important thing is starting... and the second most important is sticking with it.
04-24-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,733
Posted By surfimp

Who cares what the NYT thinks about anything...

Who cares what the NYT thinks about anything related to bicycles. They're just looking for a scoop, screw 'em.

What is legit about that article is that Dutch bikes are truly very functional bikes....
Replies: 31
Views: 32,197
Posted By surfimp

Right there with ya buddy! I am in the process of...

Right there with ya buddy! I am in the process of converting my Cross Check from fixed gear to brevet ready. Already have a compatible triple crank setup with 1 ring for the fixed application, so...
Replies: 31
Views: 32,197
Posted By surfimp

I ride a fixed gear for commuting and general...

I ride a fixed gear for commuting and general 'round town funstuff, and have been using a geared bike for distance (two centuries under my belt so far). I think a fixed gear could definitely be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By surfimp

I think the above got buried in my exuberance......

I think the above got buried in my exuberance... anyways, thanks all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,752
Posted By surfimp

Drive? I ride my bike(s) everywhere :)

Drive? I ride my bike(s) everywhere :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By surfimp

Well all the anxiety went out the window as soon...

Well all the anxiety went out the window as soon as I threw a leg over the bike. Fit was perfect from the get go, and I love the ride and the feel of the Campy gear. Took it for a pretty good test...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By surfimp

Actually I think (do not know) that 853 does...

Actually I think (do not know) that 853 does require back purging for welding, due to its thinness.

As appealing as a 21lb steel road bike sounds to me, I'm concerned that I won't be able to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By surfimp

853 steel LeMond Zurich - frame crack issues?

I've come across a 2002 LeMond Zurich with Reynold 853 steel frame on my local Craiglist and while it's got a lot of miles (>10k), seems like it should be a perfect fit.

However when I asked my...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-09, 01:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,873
Posted By surfimp

I ride my Xtracycle to the hotshot roadie shop...

I ride my Xtracycle to the hotshot roadie shop and browse the aisles wearing my Bell Citi helmet and with my jeans pegged with reflective velcro bands. And a yellow goretex rainjacket to boot. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,044
Posted By surfimp

My question is: how long before there is a...

My question is: how long before there is a version of the Tikit with 20" wheels? Or, a version of the Pocket Rocket / Pocket Lama / etc. with Tikit-style folding. Wouldn't necessarily have to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,044
Posted By surfimp

Having not drank the folder Kool-Aide yet, but...

Having not drank the folder Kool-Aide yet, but being very interested in the Tikit w/hyperfold, I'll offer my newbie perspective (if anyone is interested): to me, once you start talking about folding...
02-03-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By surfimp

I just picked up a used Adams Trail-A-Bike...

I just picked up a used Adams Trail-A-Bike (standard folder model) off my local Craiglist for $60... they are out there :)
02-03-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By surfimp

Of the standard, non-special needs trailers, the...

Of the standard, non-special needs trailers, the Wike has the most legroom based on the research I've done. Your mileage may vary, but we've been extremely happy with our Moonlight Double. Relatively...
01-07-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,079
Posted By surfimp

I have Wald baskets on my beach cruiser. They do...

I have Wald baskets on my beach cruiser. They do not rattle at all when folded closed, the clip holds them very securely. Whenever they are open, I've got enough stuff in there that they don't rattle...
12-11-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,098
Posted By surfimp

I'm all for getting more yuppie scum out of their...

I'm all for getting more yuppie scum out of their SUVs and BMWs and onto bicycles. Bring it!!! :D
10-10-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,168
Posted By surfimp

Fixed.

Fixed.
10-05-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,044
Posted By surfimp

You could get a Sturmey Archer S3X 3 speed fixed...

You could get a Sturmey Archer S3X 3 speed fixed hub once they become available this winter:
http://sunrace-sturmeyarcher.blogspot.com/2008/09/s3x-fixed-gear-3-speed.html

With a triple chainring...
10-04-08, 02:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By surfimp

Simple as pie, if you'll pardon the pun. ...

Simple as pie, if you'll pardon the pun.

Recipe:

- 1 cup old hardtail MTB
- 1 tablespoon Xtracycle (http://www.xtracycle.com)
- 1 teaspoon Wike kids trailer (http://www.wicycle.com)

Spend...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 01:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,486
Posted By surfimp

You're soooo right, driving has way more...

You're soooo right, driving has way more attractive incentives: does nothing to reduce the risk of heart disease, continues our excessive dependence on fossil fuels / foreign oil, pollutes the...
10-01-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By surfimp

Is this really a comfortable position for long...

Is this really a comfortable position for long rides?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vUEhS0lU3eU/SN5dGrK2y6I/AAAAAAAAGH4/aDLkxZ3QC_w/s1600/DSC_0049.JPG

Too bad they didn't make it Xtracycle...
10-01-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By surfimp

Xtracycle goes open source

As advertised on their site for some time now (http://www.xtracycle.com/home/longtailtech/), Xtracycle released the specs for their "Longtail Technology" today:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,590
Posted By surfimp

Thank god this thread was brought back from the...

Thank god this thread was brought back from the dead... twice.
I came to the Road forum looking for entertainment and it did not disappoint!

I suggest multiple 5lb weights on each foot and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-08, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By surfimp

-1 on the toupe, +1,000 on the comb-over.

-1 on the toupe, +1,000 on the comb-over.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By surfimp

"You don't love me, you just love my doggy style"...

"You don't love me, you just love my doggy style"

+1 on the tarck nutz
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By surfimp

Must be near a coast, seems to be quite the...

Must be near a coast, seems to be quite the fisherman... master of the troll :rolleyes:

Anyways, I ride fast, too fast sometimes it seems like. I don't blow stop signs or other rules of the road,...
09-28-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,313
Posted By surfimp

Let's face it, realistically the people who are...

Let's face it, realistically the people who are going to replace a car with one of these things probably either A) live in a place where the weather makes that pretty much a non-issue (like me), or...
09-28-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By surfimp

From the article: For following in the...

From the article:

For following in the footsteps of such a legendary design like the Dutch bakfiets, Madsen is confident in their bikes, stating on their website that, “We are not the first to...
09-26-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By surfimp

Because many of the people who read and post to...

Because many of the people who read and post to this forum about fixed gears are demographically younger and therefore often don't have the same degree of disposable income as other types of cyclists?
09-26-08, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,715
Posted By surfimp

There is no logic to it. That's the appeal....

There is no logic to it. That's the appeal. Either you understand that, or you don't.
09-26-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By surfimp

I try to keep the wild animals (aka my kids) from...

I try to keep the wild animals (aka my kids) from getting too fiesty until they're strapped in... :p

Steve
09-26-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,313
Posted By surfimp

My thoughts on IGH have really changed since I...

My thoughts on IGH have really changed since I finally put together my Xtracycle conversion about four months ago.

Originally I thought I "had" to have IGH, but honestly in SoCal we don't get much...
09-24-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By surfimp

Roger that. I sometimes ride like a jackass when...

Roger that. I sometimes ride like a jackass when solo, but with the kids in the Wike, I always keep the speed down, even if everything "seems OK" to go faster. I'd rather go slow and not be sorry,...
Forum: Northeast
09-23-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By surfimp

There's no "only when I'm drunk" option. I'll...

There's no "only when I'm drunk" option. I'll abstain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,258
Posted By surfimp

Bacon, eggs, toast with strawberry jam, coffee....

Bacon, eggs, toast with strawberry jam, coffee. And a big helping of HTFU right before the first climb :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,387
Posted By surfimp

My road bike came with a Shimano R600 compact...

My road bike came with a Shimano R600 compact double crank, would've preferred to have a normal double but whatever, it works fine. I refer to it as my "fat man's double" LOL ;)

IMHO a compact...
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