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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,401
Posted By WorldPax

I think having the non-stock wheels is what has...

I think having the non-stock wheels is what has made the difference for me. The front brake still works better than the back, but I have enough stopping power with the current setup.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,401
Posted By WorldPax

and I can report that the brakes are adequate for...

and I can report that the brakes are adequate for the speeds I'm attaining although I wouldn't mind a disc on the front. The handling is also fine, not twitchy at all, very stable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,401
Posted By WorldPax

7-speed on the rear, the electric hub takes a...

7-speed on the rear, the electric hub takes a screw on freewheel and 7 speeds is all there's room for. 7 and 8 speed spacing is the same so all I had to do was adjust the limit on the deraileur. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,401
Posted By WorldPax

Had the electric kit on for awhile now. Is it...

Had the electric kit on for awhile now. Is it safe to say that I own the fastest Mercier Nano on the planet? It does 35mph for about 30 miles.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,401
Posted By WorldPax

Origin8 quill adapter and some "I forget which...

Origin8 quill adapter and some "I forget which brand" adjustable stem, Race Face 580mm flat bar and SRAM 700 flat bar brake levers. All went together with no issues.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,401
Posted By WorldPax

Here's mine, but give me a few weeks and it's...

Here's mine, but give me a few weeks and it's going to get even better. Sorry if it offends anyone, but this is what I'm using as the base for my electric bike. Just waiting on the kit to arrive.
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Forum: Commuting
01-05-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,963
Posted By WorldPax

I hope this stuff sticks around until tomorrow so...

I hope this stuff sticks around until tomorrow so I can try out the new Nokians.

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Forum: Commuting
12-28-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,963
Posted By WorldPax

The Retroshift are probably a bit spendy for what...

The Retroshift are probably a bit spendy for what they are, but they are the only ones doing what they're doing. I plopped down on a set of CX-1's for my drop bar 3-speed and love them. Was worth...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By WorldPax

Now that I'm aware of this phenomenon, I see it...

Now that I'm aware of this phenomenon, I see it all the time, people not seeing me.

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pilot-teach-cyclists/
Forum: Commuting
11-17-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

Up to 17 solid Rules. I'm surprised at the lack...

Up to 17 solid Rules. I'm surprised at the lack of controversy. It seems the Velominati have spent quite a bit of time debating whether the use of a small saddle bag is a violation of the rules. Are...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

Updates added. Starting to look like a good list.

Updates added. Starting to look like a good list.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,506
Posted By WorldPax

I have a similar gear setup on my road bike, but...

I have a similar gear setup on my road bike, but I use a 50/36 with the 11-32 cassette. That configuration gives me some half-steps where a 50/34 would give you redundant ratios.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

Got it, and done. Erwin8's was already up...

Got it, and done.

Erwin8's was already up there.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By WorldPax

This season I have been using the booties that...

This season I have been using the booties that fit over your clipless shoes. They rise up past my ankle and are windproof, but not waterproof. Surprisingly though, I have worn them in the rain and...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

but they fit so well together. and you have your...

but they fit so well together. and you have your own Rule named after you, which ensures your rightful standing in Commutinati history. Surely this is a quality vs quantity situation.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

Could you elaborate on this? and this?...

Could you elaborate on this?



and this?



Done and so shall it be.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

While I agree with the sentiment, I would argue...

While I agree with the sentiment, I would argue that as Communiati we are less concerned with look and more with function, but this is a democracy. I am merely the instigator and will submit to the...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

Rule additions have been added and credit given...

Rule additions have been added and credit given to the authors. Hope no one minds if I spice them up a bit. Over time the order may change and we can vote/discuss whether a Rule should remain or...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By WorldPax

The Commutinati

Read the following page with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

Rule 9 seems to account for commuters, but I think we need our own set of Rules as these are...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,670
Posted By WorldPax

Rule 5- Harden the F up :) Seriously though,...

Rule 5- Harden the F up :)

Seriously though, a little over a year ago I got rear ended at speed on my bike by a pickup truck. Luckily I wasn't as injured as you are and man that sucks, sorry you...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By WorldPax

34 degrees this morning and I got a chance to use...

34 degrees this morning and I got a chance to use my Cold Avenger mask for the first time.

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It worked as advertised. Face was warm, kept my glasses from fogging (mostly), and didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,825
Posted By WorldPax

I bought a Gore Oxygen jacket for this winter. So...

I bought a Gore Oxygen jacket for this winter. So far I'm liking it. I rode a group ride the other day that started out around 46F and rose to 56F. I wore the jacket with a short sleeve jersey under...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,461
Posted By WorldPax

What can you tell me about that trunk bag? Does...

What can you tell me about that trunk bag? Does it stay in place pretty well or do you have to fight to keep it from swaying?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-13, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,963
Posted By WorldPax

I had very little luck finding someone who would...

I had very little luck finding someone who would sell me a wheelset with the bar end shifter. What I paid for the build kit was not much more than I would have to buy the parts to build only the rear...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,963
Posted By WorldPax

You are correct sir. Only modification I had to...

You are correct sir. Only modification I had to make was to stack a couple small washers under the bolt. I could have also shortened the bolt, but I fear commitment. I'm now wondering if a...
10-20-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By WorldPax

Hillrider is the MAN! That's the ah-ha I needed....

Hillrider is the MAN! That's the ah-ha I needed. Works like a champ now. I was looking on the lever itself for the upper attachment. Thank you Sir!
10-20-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By WorldPax

No one?

No one?
10-19-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By WorldPax

Tektro lever return spring...arrhhh.

I have Tektro road levers for drop bars. These are the kind where you can push out the pivot pin and the lever comes off. Well that's all well and good, but when I do that, the return spring...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,963
Posted By WorldPax

Here's my latest commuter. It's a Raleigh...it's...

Here's my latest commuter. It's a Raleigh...it's a 3-speed, but not the one you think. Came in around 18lbs without even trying to be weight weenie.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By WorldPax

Skunk scent has never really bothered me although...

Skunk scent has never really bothered me although I have never been directly sprayed. I have met up with a few on my commute, but never had any issues. I really hate to see them get hit.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By WorldPax

I have a pair of arriva's and they work great.

I have a pair of arriva's and they work great.
09-07-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By WorldPax

C&V shop in Tulsa? G Oscar downtown for sure. His...

C&V shop in Tulsa? G Oscar downtown for sure. His hours are a bit funky and I'd know exactly what you want when you go there, but he's got all the old stuff. You might have to locate it yourself...
09-07-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By WorldPax

Vintage Parts in Tulsa, OK

If you check out the Tulsa, OK area craigslist you'll notice quite a few posts from Skiatook, OK. He's a bike farmer and has bought out a couple small town shops that have closed down. I've swung by...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,826
Posted By WorldPax

I have done all three and I'd rate them backpack,...

I have done all three and I'd rate them backpack, trunk bag, pannier in terms of pure performance. That being said, the backpack has to be a good cycling specific one and not overly large (more than...
08-02-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By WorldPax

Easier solution would be to swap that 30 on the...

Easier solution would be to swap that 30 on the front for a 26. Not only would you get a lower gear that a 30/30, you'd also have better options in that 25-35 gear inch range.

Visual Drivetrain...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,925
Posted By WorldPax

Nashbar AL-1

Nashbar AL-1

ME: 19 mile a day commuter. Like many of us I believe in N+1 and have several bikes. I ride whatever suits my mood or the weather that day, but in the summer I lean towards my road...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,815
Posted By WorldPax

Another thing to consider with a wireless...

Another thing to consider with a wireless computer is that hogh powered led lights will interfere with most of them.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,575
Posted By WorldPax

I'm really close to buying one of these. Puts the...

I'm really close to buying one of these. Puts the weight down on your hips.

Ergon BX2...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 30,452
Posted By WorldPax

Arriving at work after having braved Oklahoma...

Arriving at work after having braved Oklahoma thunder snow.

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Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By WorldPax

Look at the Kona bikes. Either the Kona Jake, Dr...

Look at the Kona bikes. Either the Kona Jake, Dr Dew or Dr Good will probably fit your bill. If your budget is less than those, bikesdirect.com has some decent bikes for less. Pick a few off there...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By WorldPax

Standard Shimano SPD's and...

Standard Shimano SPD's and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OAF6UK/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OAEV1A/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By WorldPax

Check or replace your rim strips.

Check or replace your rim strips.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By WorldPax

While I haven't been outright challenged, I have...

While I haven't been outright challenged, I have noticed quite a few drivers jump on the throttle once they realize they are not out -accelerating me. Especially at this one light on my route that...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,211
Posted By WorldPax

I just bought these and love them....

I just bought these and love them. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OAF6UK/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . My previous shoes were the Shimano MTB version, but while they were capable...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,751
Posted By WorldPax

Update: Well I've put just over 1000 miles on the...

Update: Well I've put just over 1000 miles on the Zilla since my original review. Not long after posting the review I went back to the stock bars and found a comfy setting. Everything else is still...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,698
Posted By WorldPax

Diet, hydrate, and intervals. As others have...

Diet, hydrate, and intervals. As others have said, slow it down a bit overall, but pick some spots after the halfway mark on your route where you really push it for a short run. Strava is great for...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,447
Posted By WorldPax

Some call me crazy, some say I'm a badass....

Some call me crazy, some say I'm a badass. Getting hit by a pick-up on the way to work kind of sucked, but it sort of cemented the crazy after i showed up on time, got patched up, and worked the full...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,733
Posted By WorldPax

I walked up to a drive-thru once. The front was...

I walked up to a drive-thru once. The front was closed and they agreed to serve me when I agreed not to try and come back through with my 18-wheeler while pointing back at my truck.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,623
Posted By WorldPax

I keep trying to get away from them and keep...

I keep trying to get away from them and keep coming back to them. In most cases, drops are fine for me.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By WorldPax

What's considered a 5 lane main road here in...

What's considered a 5 lane main road here in Oklahoma is pretty much every street in Vegas, even the neighborhood residential's. I lived there for quite a few years and commuted some of them. Just go...
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