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10-01-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,773
Posted By junkyardking

Well, it's been a year since The Great Peanut...

Well, it's been a year since The Great Peanut Butter Debate of 2011. No harm in keeping it going.

ALL PRAISE AND HAIL TO THE ALMIGHTY HUMMUS. ALL OTHER BUTTERS AND SPREADS ARE INFERIOR TO THE...
05-10-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By junkyardking

East Bay to Napa! Suggested routes?

I'm looking to go to Napa for a weekend trip and would rather ride it. I could start anywhere really, but I'll probably take off from Pleasanton and take the Iron Horse Trail part of the way. Any one...
03-27-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 38,507
Posted By junkyardking

Thanks a lot for the donation. We'd be more than...

Thanks a lot for the donation. We'd be more than happy to have you as a volunteer as well, especially since I can almost never make it during the spring/fall.
03-26-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 38,507
Posted By junkyardking

I can help. I volunteer (when time permits) with...

I can help. I volunteer (when time permits) with a non profit here in San Jose called Good Karma. We set up clinics in front of soup kitchens and similar places and do free bike repair for homeless...
02-09-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By junkyardking

Sorry, forgot to mention. I'll be staying right...

Sorry, forgot to mention. I'll be staying right off Hollywood BLVD just a few blocks from Amoeba (those are the only landmarks I know). I'll have my car with me, but I'd rather not travel too far, so...
02-09-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By junkyardking

Greetings from Norcal: LA Single Track?

I'm coming down to LA at the end of next month to visit my sister and would like to bring a bike to get around and have fun with while her and her husband are at work. It'll be my SSCX bike since...
01-23-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By junkyardking

San Jose is definitely becoming more and more...

San Jose is definitely becoming more and more bike friendly. The only drag about living here car free is that it just isn't that pleasant to ride around in due to it's lack of charm and abundance of...
10-29-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,312
Posted By junkyardking

Alternatives to drop bars

I'll be ordering a new SSCX frame in the next few days. My intentions with it vary from racing to singletrack to rainy winter commuting. Every build needs bars, and after riding standard drops for...
10-24-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 38,507
Posted By junkyardking

If you're looking to lighten your load then I'd...

If you're looking to lighten your load then I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands. As far as swapping, I don't have much I can part with but I've got a little. What sort of stuff are you...
10-16-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By junkyardking

I'm also curious about this route, but more about...

I'm also curious about this route, but more about the way you folks take to get out of The City, and onto HWY 1 in the first place. When I lived in SC, I would ride up and down the coast all the...
10-16-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By junkyardking

We're both wrong. I wasn't paying attention when...

We're both wrong. I wasn't paying attention when I posted, but this particular crankset comes with a Truvativ (still Sram, technically) powerspline BB. So although is isn't square taper, it still has...
10-16-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By junkyardking

Where can I do lite MTB single track or CX riding in the Bay

I tried CX racing for the first time this year and loved it. Once the season is over, I'd still like to do more of that style riding (basically off roading with drops). Where in the East/South Bay...
10-16-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By junkyardking

The hub is an IRO track hub. Standard track...

The hub is an IRO track hub. Standard track spacing, 42mm chainline. The crankset is a Sram track. It comes with a 48t chainring that I'll be replacing, and goes with a square taper BB. The BB was...
10-15-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By junkyardking

What SSCX gear combos do you guys like?

I posted this over in CX as well, but figured maybe some of the 'cool kids' over in this forum could offer some insight. Thanks in advance.

I'm looking to build up a SSCX frame to race with a...
10-15-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By junkyardking

RIDE THE COURSE BEFORE THE RACE!!!!! I...

RIDE THE COURSE BEFORE THE RACE!!!!!

I cannot stress this enough. I broke my collarbone during my first race, which was an accident I feel I could have avoided had I known the course better. Do it...
10-15-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By junkyardking

What gear ratio do you like for a SSCX bike?

I'm looking to build up a SSCX frame to race with a little at the end of this season, but also for some single track riding and 'round town commuting. The UK manufacturer On-One has a model I like...
10-14-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By junkyardking

First of all, what is your budget? Online, it's...

First of all, what is your budget? Online, it's looking like that Kona Jake is a $1500 ride. There are other bikes out there that are cheaper. And while I can't say whether or not they are better...
09-25-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By junkyardking

Thanks a lot, man. That's everything I need to...

Thanks a lot, man. That's everything I need to know.
09-25-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By junkyardking

220112 Ok, trying to upload it direct from my...

220112
Ok, trying to upload it direct from my computer. Everytime I add the link BF tells me that it's an invalid file, so here's the link on it's own.
...
09-25-11, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By junkyardking

Simple FG/SS hub question

I'm building a single speed cross bike. I've got a lot of non professional mechanic experience, and plenty of other bike-related experience, but my fixed gear/single speed experience is limited to...
09-17-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By junkyardking

I can get through a fifty mile ride with just two...

I can get through a fifty mile ride with just two 16 oz. bottles, but I'm pretty parched during the last five miles, and typically need to down another 30 oz. once I'm done.
09-10-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By junkyardking

Broken bones: Speedy recoveries and off the bike exercise

Typing one handed is fairly difficult, so I'll keep this short. I broke my collar bone today. Drag. I did it once before 6 years ago, and it took 2 mos. to heal, mostly because I took deplorable care...
09-10-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,888
Posted By junkyardking

Central Coast CX. Broke my collar bone. Made a...

Central Coast CX. Broke my collar bone. Made a ballsy move at a bad part on the course. Even with the accident, I had the time of my life. I can't wait to get back out there in six weeks and try...
09-02-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,331
Posted By junkyardking

I now know what I want to be when I grow up, and...

I now know what I want to be when I grow up, and it's called being Jim From Boston.
08-31-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,331
Posted By junkyardking

I'm relatively new to BF, but I try to post in...

I'm relatively new to BF, but I try to post in (or at least read and check on) the forums that pertain to me as a cyclist. I'm a self defined roadie, a commuter, I enjoy small tours (longer ones to...
08-31-11, 12:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By junkyardking

No problem. I could talk about gear all day. I'm...

No problem. I could talk about gear all day. I'm still curious though: what shoes are you using now and how long does it take for your feet to go numb?
08-30-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,148
Posted By junkyardking

Present statistics that for "most of the country"...

Present statistics that for "most of the country" car ownership isn't a financial burden, and you're argument still becomes only slightly more valid. It isn't a burden for you, and cost is low for...
08-29-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,148
Posted By junkyardking

These threads started by devils' advocates are...

These threads started by devils' advocates are *yaaaawn* really really interesting, you guys.

Here are some numbers that don't apply to a lot of folks on this site, especially not our super...
08-29-11, 12:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By junkyardking

We aren't really talking about professionals who...

We aren't really talking about professionals who have upwards from four crew members for every one racer on the team, and whose comfort and health is the number one priority of those crew members....
08-28-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By junkyardking

Every pedal will make your feet go numb if you're...

Every pedal will make your feet go numb if you're riding for hours upon hours at a time. Even the most elite road pedal/shoe combo. But for just 'round town stuff, then no. At least not for me, but...
08-28-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By junkyardking

You definitely like being clipped in. I do too....

You definitely like being clipped in. I do too. If I had it my way, I would never take off my cycling shoes but I think the constant clopping noises would drive everyone nuts. That, and they aren't...
08-27-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By junkyardking

Links removed. Tension good. Thanks guys.

Links removed. Tension good. Thanks guys.
08-27-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By junkyardking

Removing Chain Links

I bought a new chain and cassette for my drive train (triple crank, tiagra FD, 105 RD, 12-25 tiagra cassette) and the chain my LBS sold me is too long (116 links, the original chain is 114 links). I...
08-25-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,847
Posted By junkyardking

Yeah, I do enjoy a good wheel build, so thanks...

Yeah, I do enjoy a good wheel build, so thanks for the tip on the rim. Just for future reference, in case I one day decide to go this route, do you know off hand what spoke length I would need for...
08-22-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By junkyardking

Dress shoes. I used to wear Dockers Manhattans....

Dress shoes. I used to wear Dockers Manhattans. They run about 50 bucks a pair, can take a real beating, last forever, and are very easy to ride in. And, once they're nice and broken in, they look...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,902
Posted By junkyardking

My commute starts out in the suburbs. It takes me...

My commute starts out in the suburbs. It takes me about 6 miles to get out of the 'burbs and to the frontage road. From the frontage road, it's 4ish miles to get to the start of the back road which...
08-14-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 38,507
Posted By junkyardking

I'll take 'em off your hands. PM me if you've...

I'll take 'em off your hands. PM me if you've still got 'em.
08-13-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By junkyardking

I feel your pain, Humans, on the whole being poor...

I feel your pain, Humans, on the whole being poor thing. Its a drag being low income and participating in a hobby where the majority of the other players are doing well for themselves. It means...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By junkyardking

I have very fond memories from middle school of...

I have very fond memories from middle school of mulling around the bike racks while my friends and I would take turns showing off our road rash.
Most dads buy their girls ice cream after they've...
08-10-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,713
Posted By junkyardking

It looks to me like you've been given a few...

It looks to me like you've been given a few really good suggestions for decent work that would make this possible (IT at a hospital, fire lookout, et al) but I'm kind of curious about a couple...
08-10-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,701
Posted By junkyardking

I'd like to take a quick moment to redact my...

I'd like to take a quick moment to redact my previous anti A/C sentiments. I just flew back from Dallas (boy are my arms tired...*sigh*) where I spent 5 nights. Every day that I was there, it climbed...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By junkyardking

You can hop curbs and roll through pot holes...

You can hop curbs and roll through pot holes without suspension. Plenty of people do at least one of those every day. If you're set on getting one of those bikes, then I'd recommend swapping out the...
Forum: Texas
08-03-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By junkyardking

Thanks for all your responses, guys. I'm really...

Thanks for all your responses, guys. I'm really looking forward to seeing Texas (the farthest south I've ever been is San Diego) and trying some of these rides. I called RBM and they've got my size...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By junkyardking

Toiletries: Toothbrush, face wash, action wipes ...

Toiletries: Toothbrush, face wash, action wipes

Food: Cans of soup (mostly Progresso), pile of granola bars, tuna salad packs, some rolls of bread in the freezer

Clothes: Extra shoes, a couple...
08-02-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By junkyardking

South Bay/East Bay group rides

I'm having trouble tracking down group rides that are open to people without pack riding experience. Although I'm a well seasoned cyclist, I've never done a group ride. I'm looking to start road...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,194
Posted By junkyardking

The slipping is bad enough that if there's even a...

The slipping is bad enough that if there's even a touch of rain, then I forgo sneakers and just put on my MTN shoes. And they are a bit big, to be honest. I didn't notice because the bike I've got em...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,194
Posted By junkyardking

I use these on my main commuter bike. ...

I use these on my main commuter bike.

213095
Shimano a530.
They're pretty awesome. Shimano makes another model where the non SPD side is quill instead of platform (that is to say, spiked...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,194
Posted By junkyardking

They make these things called "derailleurs" and...

They make these things called "derailleurs" and "cassettes" that make it so you can change gears for things like climbing.

As far as the shoes and pedals are concerned, that depends on a few...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 40,055
Posted By junkyardking

..if, in the horrible event that you had to drive...

..if, in the horrible event that you had to drive to work, the "did you ride today" question gets a response like "WHAT'S IT TO YOU, BUB!!!" or something like that.

...if the muscles in your...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By junkyardking

The writing is awful, and the writer himself is...

The writing is awful, and the writer himself is sorely behind the times. It feels like he learns a new about element to cycling and then immediately writes a strip about it. But nothing about the...
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