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06-27-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By macnab

join sffixed.

join sffixed.
06-26-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,019
Posted By macnab

I think Kirin lager is the oldest Japanese beer. ...

I think Kirin lager is the oldest Japanese beer. Says something like that on the can. Keep it classy.
06-26-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,938
Posted By macnab

(comparatively) low cost backpack with comfort...

(comparatively) low cost backpack with comfort and decent capacity -> recommend Chrome Ranchero.

if you have the cash and want "the one bag" -> get the MW Vandal.

I have both, like both.
06-07-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,536
Posted By macnab

Black is fastest, white is best looking.

Black is fastest, white is best looking.
06-03-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,643
Posted By macnab

Agreed. It's kind of like a "red-eye" or...

Agreed. It's kind of like a "red-eye" or depth-charge. (Which is what I drink on the road).
06-03-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By macnab

Swobo Sanchez XS works pretty well (700c). It is...

Swobo Sanchez XS works pretty well (700c). It is tough to find these smaller frames on short notice, but if you troll CL for a week or two you should see some stuff pop up.
06-02-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,581
Posted By macnab

What's a suspension harness? Are you talking...

What's a suspension harness? Are you talking about the adjusting straps at the top of the shoulder straps? (like the one's the Vandal has?)

Edit: shown in this pic
...
06-02-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,643
Posted By macnab

Yes easy to clean. Three metal pieces, just...

Yes easy to clean. Three metal pieces, just rinse between using (and wipe with p-towel when coffee buildup exceeds your threshold)



Not percolators, the moka pots are stovetop espresso makers....
06-01-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,643
Posted By macnab

I prefer the stainless 204370Moka pot for home...

I prefer the stainless 204370Moka pot for home (and camping) use.
05-16-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 242,934
Posted By macnab

With a biopace ring, doesn't your chain tension...

With a biopace ring, doesn't your chain tension vary?
05-09-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,099
Posted By macnab

Claw = two pawls Crossfire = three pawls

Claw = two pawls
Crossfire = three pawls
04-29-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By macnab

It's a classic build vs. buy choice. Do you just...

It's a classic build vs. buy choice. Do you just want to get on the road and ride, or do you want to build up something unique?

My thoughts: If you have a bike to ride around on already (meaning...
04-29-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,659
Posted By macnab

Umm, i have seen a couple suggestions. Some are...

Umm, i have seen a couple suggestions. Some are even steel frames. :) Get the soma. Did you miss the cream city suggestion?
04-28-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 69,571
Posted By macnab

Near Cliff House / VA Hospital. [Sold IRO to my...

Near Cliff House / VA Hospital. [Sold IRO to my brother in law.]
04-28-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,659
Posted By macnab

Milwaukee Cream City (not lugged, but $650, &...

Milwaukee Cream City (not lugged, but $650, & tigged at Waterford factory)
04-20-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By macnab

The idea is to spin, but keep it aerobic. You go...

The idea is to spin, but keep it aerobic. You go anaerobic when you have to stand up and mash.
04-19-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By macnab

My commute was short, and I wanted more workout. ...

My commute was short, and I wanted more workout. Peeps told me it was fun. It is fun, and I get more workout.

WINNING!
04-13-11, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By macnab

I have beat the crap out of my atacs, and they...

I have beat the crap out of my atacs, and they still work. (don't have eggbeaters)
04-10-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,227,870
Posted By macnab

Yeah, that's all I had in the box at the moment. ...

Yeah, that's all I had in the box at the moment. They are goofy. Drops are better for me in the wind or on flats, but I can't climb as well with them. Since I need to climb a lot, I will probably...
04-10-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,227,870
Posted By macnab

Here it is with drops then :) ...

Here it is with drops then :)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_smtPz4Rchms/TaJm52H97zI/AAAAAAAAAbo/_IhNhJp4c3k/s800/2011-04-10_13-44-46_803.jpg
04-08-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,975,994
Posted By macnab

approx 3.7 pounds.

approx 3.7 pounds.
04-08-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,227,870
Posted By macnab

I have a set of porteur bars, and a set of ergo...

I have a set of porteur bars, and a set of ergo drops. I will be trying the drops next.
04-07-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,975,994
Posted By macnab

I got a new frame and crankset. (and headset/BB) ...

I got a new frame and crankset. (and headset/BB)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_smtPz4Rchms/TZ5mO2MwMUI/AAAAAAAAAbI/GyKWb9IYpVc/s800/DSC_7442.JPG

moar pics in bike pic thread.

edit: scrod...
04-07-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,227,870
Posted By macnab

New frame, crankset, cog, and some parts from the...

New frame, crankset, cog, and some parts from the box.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_smtPz4Rchms/TZ5mO2MwMUI/AAAAAAAAAbI/GyKWb9IYpVc/s1024/DSC_7442.JPG
...
04-07-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,066
Posted By macnab

You can ditch the rear brake.

You can ditch the rear brake.
04-06-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 54,703
Posted By macnab

I just switched to 46-19. Now people pass me on...

I just switched to 46-19. Now people pass me on the flats, but I try not to care. I need to get in condition.
04-05-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By macnab

ok, so you know it's not the chain ring bolts. ...

ok, so you know it's not the chain ring bolts. Go to work on the BB to crank arm interface, check the BB while you are in there.
04-04-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,626
Posted By macnab

4130 is standard generic tube material. Lots of...

4130 is standard generic tube material. Lots of decent frames are made from it. It's better than "hi-ten steel". Nuthin' fancy, but nothing to be ashamed of.
04-04-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By macnab

Haha, flip that ho asap, or get a rear brake. ...

Haha, flip that ho asap, or get a rear brake. [don't go over the bars, please]
04-04-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,703
Posted By macnab

Use your left hand to hold the wheel in place...

Use your left hand to hold the wheel in place while you tighten the right side axle nut. Stick your hand in between the tire and the seat tube and put some pressure to hold the wheel centered with...
04-04-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By macnab

Are you guys the exact same size? (who fits the...

Are you guys the exact same size? (who fits the frame better?)
Who has more money? (If dad, is he the kind of dad that might kick some cash in your direction and help you out on a new one?)
How...
04-04-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,227
Posted By macnab

You said: " I already own a Chrome metropolis,...

You said: " I already own a Chrome metropolis, Timbuk2 medium bag and a North Face backpack. Any thoughts?"

I would say all you are missing is a v.large backpack.

I have lotsa bags. I like the...
04-01-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 544,843
Posted By macnab

iro stem $24. no markings. (not saying its the...

iro stem $24. no markings. (not saying its the best option, just an option)
http://www.irocycle.com/iro118and34stem.aspx
04-01-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By macnab

7600 are JIS short taper. Neither pure ISO nor...

7600 are JIS short taper. Neither pure ISO nor pure JIS.
http://www.philwood.com/products/bbpages/spndltyp.jpg

Take the chain off. Can you still make it creak?
04-01-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,817
Posted By macnab

Guys here showed up at a bike shop opening with...

Guys here showed up at a bike shop opening with belt-drive IRO's.

They cut the frames at the seat-stay/dropout junction, and welded them back together.

Indy Fab has this concept bike, but not...
04-01-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,316
Posted By macnab

Until you have to get off your bike.

Until you have to get off your bike.
04-01-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By macnab

A Mavic IO is a proper track wheel. ...

A Mavic IO is a proper track wheel.
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/glorycycles_2152_79641795

but it's way out of a reasonable price range.
04-01-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,622
Posted By macnab

+1 Masi. Go in and check both out if you can.

+1 Masi. Go in and check both out if you can.
03-30-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,736
Posted By macnab

- Steer tube diameter (match your headset,...

- Steer tube diameter (match your headset, usually 1 1/8)
- Steer tube length (usually not an issue unless used fork with cut tube)
- Fork length (match existing fork)
- Fork rake angle (match...
03-30-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,736
Posted By macnab

if you want to go one step fancier then an un-54,...

if you want to go one step fancier then an un-54, you can get tange/IRD QB-75. Ships with two alloy cups instead of one plastic like the UN does.

Prod info:
* QB-75 has alloy cups and body with...
03-30-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,013
Posted By macnab

Catch BART. Exit at 16th and Mission station. ...

Catch BART. Exit at 16th and Mission station. Walk slowly to Valencia street. Head towards 22nd. Observe and record.
03-29-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,863
Posted By macnab

Not for skidding, but a damn good tire is the...

Not for skidding, but a damn good tire is the Vredestein Fortezza.

Seems out of stock at biketires direct, which is where I bought them, but a few others have them....
03-29-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,669
Posted By macnab

Helloo mac peeps. Try Picasa ftw!!!1010101

Helloo mac peeps. Try Picasa ftw!!!1010101
03-29-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,881
Posted By macnab

I agree with the concept that you shouldn't go...

I agree with the concept that you shouldn't go cheap on a saddle, if it takes an expensive saddle to make your ass happy. Hard part is getting to try various expensive saddles to know which one...
03-29-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,013
Posted By macnab

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNP--sZExWY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNP--sZExWY
03-29-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 54,703
Posted By macnab

I cannot resist putting high-dollar sh1t on my...

I cannot resist putting high-dollar sh1t on my commuter bike. ugh
03-29-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By macnab

SS/FG is just a drivetrain choice, not a bike...

SS/FG is just a drivetrain choice, not a bike type.

You're either ss/fg or geared. (or fred flinstone style)

http://www.creativechild.com/template/userfiles/toys//906/Skuut-_Wooden_bike.jpg
...
03-29-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,881
Posted By macnab

Lots of threads on this topic. I am comfy on my...

Lots of threads on this topic. I am comfy on my Charge Spoon. My WTB Rocket V is also comfy.
http://www.rei.com/zoom/qq/4ec9d7eb-8057-4728-8cd7-2f14912b8425.jpg...
03-28-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,791
Posted By macnab

I just dropped to 64.8, wish me luck.

I just dropped to 64.8, wish me luck.
03-27-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By macnab

You said, "Go anywhere," which to me implies dirt...

You said, "Go anywhere," which to me implies dirt trails may occasionally be ridden, and so you might want to run fat/knobby tires occasionally, thus requiring cantilever or V brakes. That to me...
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