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01-26-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,474
Posted By Rdmonster69

Here's what it really boils down to right ? A...

Here's what it really boils down to right ? A polite conversation for starters. And aesthetics spans the whole gamut of tastes. For me if it has two wheels and I can do something stupid on it I'm in....
01-23-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Russ Roth

As I have sadly found, no one makes a 650c bike...

As I have sadly found, no one makes a 650c bike in that frame size anymore, getting tires is ridiculous especially with the pandemic. Sadly not many brands have looked to 650b as an alternate...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,840
Posted By Germany_chris

If you use an Ortlieb handlebar bag Iíd try to...

If you use an Ortlieb handlebar bag Iíd try to figure out a way to give it a little extra support. I have the small 5L on my commuter and if you get it much more than half itís stated weight limit it...
Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,840
Posted By djb

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Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,840
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Ortlieb Back Rollers and Front Rollers. And a 31...

Ortlieb Back Rollers and Front Rollers. And a 31 liter Rack Pack on top.

They are pricy, but they last forever. About once a year REI has them on sale. Sometimes Sierra Trading Post has them at a...
Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,840
Posted By djb

Re gearing , as you've never ridden with...

Re gearing , as you've never ridden with panniers, you'll need at least the equivalent of two or three downshifts lower from what it is, four better, than unloaded present gearing.
with touring,...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,840
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My backpack in Grand Canyon was about 50 liters....

My backpack in Grand Canyon was about 50 liters. My backpack this past summer for longer trip was 70 liters. The grand canyon trip was with one other, the trip this past summer was solo.

If you...
11-28-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By cb400bill

Thread moved from General to Mechanics.

Thread moved from General to Mechanics.
11-23-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,313
Posted By Milk_n_whisky

ok finally got my ten posts on the forum so I can...

ok finally got my ten posts on the forum so I can post it! Absolutely love how this turned out and Iíve got ≈120 miles on it so far. Stiff frame and parts make for a lively and reactive ride for...
11-17-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By delbiker1

Casual ride = relaxing fun

I took my Schwinn SS DBX out for a casual ride today. I had a couple of errands/visits to do. I was paying no attention to speed, time or distance. I was having such a good, relaxing time I just...
11-17-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Maelochs

Simple solution .... only buy bike parts when...

Simple solution .... only buy bike parts when blind drunk.
11-13-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,289
Posted By wolfchild

The less the better....I prefer just one.

The less the better....I prefer just one.
11-09-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,313
Posted By Milk_n_whisky

Stopped in today and ended up pulling the trigger...

Stopped in today and ended up pulling the trigger on it. Dave had good things to say and i think itíll fit my style. Like you said big in other areas but just getting going in the states. Stoked on...
11-06-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,191
Posted By Kapusta

The reason some cycling clubs donít want you to...

The reason some cycling clubs donít want you to show up with flat bars or flat pedals is not because theyíre afraid youíre going to be slow.

They are afraid youíre going to keep up.
10-24-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,390
Posted By shelbyfv

Folks ride with slower partners pretty regularly,...

Folks ride with slower partners pretty regularly, not a unique situation. If you want to continue having enjoyable rides with your slower partner, then you need to slow down. Easy to do and costs...
09-16-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Rolla

NBD - All City Super Pro!

All City Super Professional SS. Fairly stock build, but with WTB Byways, 42T chainring, VO seatpost, Brooks C17, One Up pedals, and ESI grips.

Awesome bike -- lightweight and fun! Photos don't...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,737
Posted By eggnoggbubble

stack of spacers...yeah aesthetically not ideal...

stack of spacers...yeah aesthetically not ideal but I wanted to try higher bars before I went lower, and I've been happy enough so haven't tried lower...practicalities over aesthetics....you're...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,561
Posted By Korina

Soooo, you're saying you like different bikes...

Soooo, you're saying you like different bikes than the OP? Good for you! Enjoy your ride!
08-12-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By cobba

With the correct hardware you could connect it,...

With the correct hardware you could connect it, the old fitting would need to be cut off to attach the new fittings and the brakes would need bleeding afterwards.

Road an mountain levers use...
07-20-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By Whitecoyote

Wabi Special ...

Wabi Special

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07-10-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By wabi_damon

I believe Origin8 sources them from Formula, but...

I believe Origin8 sources them from Formula, but usually make some slight modifications so they are proprietary. Most Origin8 components are rebranded / slightly modified versions of other supplier...
07-09-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By baristabaker

Here she is in liquid grey, Thunder right off the...

Here she is in liquid grey, Thunder right off the box :)

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07-09-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By baristabaker

My gawd this paint job red is fire!!

My gawd this paint job red is fire!!
07-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By stevel610

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07-08-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,739
Posted By jay4usc

you should check out the Blackspire chainring. ...

you should check out the Blackspire chainring. Pretty round compared to the Andel ring and I only paid $60.
07-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By bykemike

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At the top of the Palatka Bridge, 65' high over the St Johns...
07-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,739
Posted By Lazyass

Got the new drivetrain installed today. The ring...

Got the new drivetrain installed today. The ring is almost perfectly round, just one slight tight spot that was hard to detect. A lot better than the ring on the standard cranks. Looks really good.
...
07-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Pratt

Livedarklions is right. When you see what they...

Livedarklions is right. When you see what they call "Squares" you'll wonder if the early colonists ever took Geometry.
06-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By jay4usc

My classic ...

My classic


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06-10-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,600
Posted By Lazyass

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06-02-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,520
Posted By baristabaker

Finally pulled the trigger on a Thunder. It's a...

Finally pulled the trigger on a Thunder. It's a waiting game now, thanks for all the help!
05-26-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,520
Posted By Lazyass

FYI. Their next shipment of Specials is supposed...

FYI. Their next shipment of Specials is supposed to come in early June and it's first come first serve. They said it's a small shipment so if somebody wants one they ought to check their website...
05-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,520
Posted By baristabaker

Thanks for the tips jay4usc and sdimattia for the...

Thanks for the tips jay4usc and sdimattia for the tips. I'm looking to pull the trigger real soon. Just want to be absolutely sure before I pull the trigger. BTW love the red powder coat on your...
05-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,520
Posted By jay4usc

I think they are very similar in build quality...

I think they are very similar in build quality and very close in geometry. I know the AC Track bike and the Wabi Classic has an identical geometry. Unsure with the Thunder and Super Pro. I do...
05-18-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,385
Posted By jay4usc

I just installed the new chainring today and the...

I just installed the new chainring today and the Blackspire is definitely an upgrade compared to the Andel ring. Itís much rounder and I notice a significant difference on the dead spots on my...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By unterhausen

I like that, seems doable. I think I would...

I like that, seems doable. I think I would triangulate that head tube extension back to the downtube. I would ask Porter Cycles to see if he's up to it https://www.portercycles.com/
04-11-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By dedhed

Make sure the front fender has breakaway mounting...

Make sure the front fender has breakaway mounting if you jam a stick or something in there.
04-10-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By Russ Roth

Haven't found much in the way of unpaved rail...

Haven't found much in the way of unpaved rail trail around nyc, everyone seems to love their paving. Having ridden extensively on the Erie Canal trail as well as multiple others I wouldn't bother...
03-22-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By tomato coupe

Sorry, but once you posted the question on the...

Sorry, but once you posted the question on the forum, the decision was taken out of your hands. We will give you the answer after another 6 pages.
03-22-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By Iride01

Gosh, what does it say for me that I watched the...

Gosh, what does it say for me that I watched the video in its entirety? <grin>
03-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By tomato coupe

I have two socks that are the same.

I have two socks that are the same.
03-20-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By indyfabz

So n+1/2?

So n+1/2?
03-20-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By Troul

Just put Di2 on the second cycle. You'll have...

Just put Di2 on the second cycle. You'll have absolutely no use for it, but it'll be worthlessly different!
03-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By jaxgtr

That does not count for ice cream does it? I have...

That does not count for ice cream does it? I have a couple of scoops of the same flavor ice cream every night, unless my freezer was robbed. Publix Mint Moose Track. I have become addicted to it...
03-20-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By Troul

I would ask your mom if she has a fav pair of...

I would ask your mom if she has a fav pair of shoes that she'd buy another of if she could, if she has not already practiced that experience.
I'd buy a 3rd & make it the winter/all season.

the...
03-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By jaxgtr

N+1....nuff said. I have 6 bikes in my garage, if...

N+1....nuff said. I have 6 bikes in my garage, if I found one to be that enjoyable, I would have no issues having a second copy.
02-16-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By hsuBM

Tl;dr to answer the q at the bottom of the OP:...

Tl;dr to answer the q at the bottom of the OP: yes- comfort.

I could see modern ďsuppleĒ 42mm knobbies being marginally easier than 42mm supple slicks for navigating icy car ruts when itís too...
02-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can...

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can make it the 800 feet to my mailbox in light snow and ice; but it ain't exactly confidence-inspiring. I have to pick my way carefully. Better to have...
01-30-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,310
Posted By jay4usc

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11-24-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,520
Posted By wabi_damon

I own Wabi and can address a few issues that were...

I own Wabi and can address a few issues that were brought up:
- Our low inventory has only been due to high demand and slow production at the factories. We sold out of a year's worth of inventory...
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