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Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,051
Posted By nopinkbikes

yeah, doesn't need to be steel, prefer steel, but...

yeah, doesn't need to be steel, prefer steel, but aluminum would work too with a steel fork
All good suggestions. That GT is an interesting bike.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,051
Posted By nopinkbikes

What bike compares to the Surly Crosscheck

Are there any other bikes that compare to the Surly Crosscheck?
What I mean by that is able to fit a wide tire with fenders, use for winter
and summer commuting so able to fit a studded 700x35c...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,782
Posted By nopinkbikes

Smallest studded tire I know of is 700x32c

Smallest studded tire I know of is 700x32c
Forum: Commuting
09-17-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,993
Posted By nopinkbikes

Say it's about 8, a gentleman's commute around 8...

Say it's about 8, a gentleman's commute around 8 miles.

It's like riding around just to get a couple of more miles to get that 100 miles
for a century. If it is 96 miles or over, just call it a...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By nopinkbikes

Panaracer Pasela TG 700x28 or 700x32 Folding. ...

Panaracer Pasela TG 700x28 or 700x32 Folding. Light, durable, and nice size. Slight tread,
but roll real fast.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By nopinkbikes

Mount kickstand as stated above by CAcycling. ...

Mount kickstand as stated above by CAcycling. Don't tighten down too tight, as to crush.

The hole you are refering to on the chainstay bridge is for mounting fenders.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By nopinkbikes

Speedplay Frogs. Easy to get into, and even...

Speedplay Frogs. Easy to get into, and even easier to get out if needed.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,584
Posted By nopinkbikes

OMG - What happens if you get a rock logded up in...

OMG - What happens if you get a rock logded up in there - that is scary.
I think you need a slightly smaller tire.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,107
Posted By nopinkbikes

If it is close or the car is there ahead of me,...

If it is close or the car is there ahead of me, and there is some confusion, I usually wave them on
to go ahead of me, and just kind of trackstand(as good as I can :) until it is my turn to go.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,072
Posted By nopinkbikes

I have a 2000(?) bean-green with the Reynolds 631...

I have a 2000(?) bean-green with the Reynolds 631 sticker anyways, so an early one.
I also have a Brooks B17 Champion Special(Green), and mine is set up with Panaracer
Pasela TG 700x32's that are...
07-17-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By nopinkbikes

Oh, and Fetish.

Oh, and Fetish.
07-17-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By nopinkbikes

Try Leader frames.

Try Leader frames.
Forum: Touring
07-08-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By nopinkbikes

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,106
Posted By nopinkbikes

Boeshield T9 is the best I have found for keeping...

Boeshield T9 is the best I have found for keeping chain clean, and statying on in the wet.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By nopinkbikes

That list is completely off base. It should be ...

That list is completely off base. It should be

1. Surly CC
2. Surly CC
3. Surly CC
4. Surly CC
5. Surly CC
6. Surly CC
7. Surly CC
8. Surly CC
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By nopinkbikes

I use cloth tape on 4 of my bikes. I like it a...

I use cloth tape on 4 of my bikes. I like it a lot. Great feel, great grip.
I don't like too much padding and either use no gloves for shorter rides
or gloves for longer rides. I just use one...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,381
Posted By nopinkbikes

I have a 2000/2001 Bean Green CC. I have it set...

I have a 2000/2001 Bean Green CC. I have it set up as 1x9 (39 - 11x32) with a bar end
shifter. I use a Salsa Xing Guard and Nstop for the inside. Front wheel is a Velocity Dyad(silver) with...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,248
Posted By nopinkbikes

I have a 56cm Fuji road bike, and have also had...

I have a 56cm Fuji road bike, and have also had 56cm trek road bikes, but I got a 54cm Surly CC.
It fits perfect. I would not have wanted a 56cm Surly CC, it would have felt too big and stretched...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By nopinkbikes

Squeeking Brooks B17 Standard

I have a Brooks B17 Standard saddle that is squeeking in the front. Any ideas on what to do?
Do I try some lube in that area, or tighten the bolt a little?
04-17-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By nopinkbikes

I like the Dyads, I run 35's on mine with no...

I like the Dyads, I run 35's on mine with no problems.
Forum: Touring
04-09-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By nopinkbikes

Soma Fabrications Thick & Zesty Brown bar tape. ...

Soma Fabrications Thick & Zesty Brown bar tape. Looks like leather almost.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,240
Posted By nopinkbikes

Speedplay Frog's or MKS Touring pedals... depends...

Speedplay Frog's or MKS Touring pedals... depends on the bike.
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By nopinkbikes

Return it.

Return it.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,258
Posted By nopinkbikes

B&M Cyo Vs. IQ Fly

So, is the Cyo really much brighter than the IQ Fly? Does anyone have the new Cyo yet?
Forum: Touring
02-10-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,385
Posted By nopinkbikes

Hey, Martianone, I see you are using a 1X...

Hey, Martianone,

I see you are using a 1X setup for winter. what gear range are you using, and 8 or 9 spd?
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,960
Posted By nopinkbikes

Ok, I'll bite. I think ANT's are really HOT!,...

Ok, I'll bite. I think ANT's are really HOT!, that's why I probably bought one.
BTW - Fully optioned Boston Roadster with 1x8 setup only cost me about 2000 dollars.
Nice commuter. On the high...
01-26-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,746
Posted By nopinkbikes

I used to ride my 2000 Jake the Snake all the...

I used to ride my 2000 Jake the Snake all the time on mtb trails, but now it mostly sees commuter duty. The Kona works a lot better than my 2000 Surly CC on actual mtb trails. The Surly makes a lot...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,614
Posted By nopinkbikes

Nice bike Brian :) Have fun commuting on...

Nice bike Brian :)

Have fun commuting on that.

I like the shifter setup, it is unique.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 25,417
Posted By nopinkbikes

Well the quick and easy to the answer of "Why are...

Well the quick and easy to the answer of "Why are Surly's so special?" is that they produce a lot of models that are unique, versatile and functional. What other manufacturer supplies a snow bike or...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By nopinkbikes

The Nokian W106's seem to work better in the snow...

The Nokian W106's seem to work better in the snow and snow/ice ruts, they both seem to work fine
on ice, and the Schwalbe's seem to roll a little easier on pavement. I think it comes down to...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,147
Posted By nopinkbikes

Great. Thx for the info, much appreciated.

Great. Thx for the info, much appreciated.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,147
Posted By nopinkbikes

eAspenwood, what kind of bars are those?

eAspenwood, what kind of bars are those?
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By nopinkbikes

The Kenda Kwick in 700C x 30 is a thin one for...

The Kenda Kwick in 700C x 30 is a thin one for 30, and has somewhat aggressive tread.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By nopinkbikes

650B Studded Tire Question

Does anybody make a 650B studded tire besides the Nokian A10?
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,006
Posted By nopinkbikes

I also fall in that ex-roadie camp, and find it...

I also fall in that ex-roadie camp, and find it hard to slow down. I have found a group that takes it
time more and seems to just enjoy riding and seeing things(and breakfast) :)
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,280
Posted By nopinkbikes

I'm interested. Please keep the pics coming...

I'm interested. Please keep the pics coming :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
11-07-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,819
Posted By nopinkbikes

Most of miles are commuting. I occasionally will...

Most of miles are commuting. I occasionally will do a road ride with friends on the weekend or possibly a weeknight, but probably only 6 to 10 times all season. I will also do the occasional
mtb...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By nopinkbikes

Yeah, it was an eye opener this morning. I was...

Yeah, it was an eye opener this morning. I was commuting in shorts up till weds. too, and also thought about it yesterday, but went with pants. I am putting on my cyclocross tires and hoping that...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By nopinkbikes

Kenda Klondikes are a 700x35C too, but a little...

Kenda Klondikes are a 700x35C too, but a little thinner than the Nokian's. They have Carbide studs too.

Then the Nokian A10's are 700x32C, but not as aggressive a tread
as the Hakka's.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By nopinkbikes

Thru the River Bottoms, across Old Shakopee in...

Thru the River Bottoms, across Old Shakopee in West Bloomington, around Bush Lake Rd., across 494, thru Edina, across 62, and I work in Minnetonka, but it is right in the corner where Minnetonka,...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By nopinkbikes

I commute from Prior Lake to Minnetonka and there...

I commute from Prior Lake to Minnetonka and there were only the die hards Mon. morning(3 of us).
at the bike rack. This morning down to two of us. In the winter, it is usually just me, and...
10-10-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By nopinkbikes

Thx for the info everybody.

Thx for the info everybody.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,826
Posted By nopinkbikes

Are you burping the valve once open before...

Are you burping the valve once open before putting the pump on? It sounds like you are really kind of forcing it on by your description which really should not need to be done. Also, those caps can...
10-08-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By nopinkbikes

BM Lumotec IQ Fly vs Plus ?

Do you find the standlight advantageous? Is it worth the extra money for the IQ Fly Plus as opposed to the IQ Fly?
10-07-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By nopinkbikes

thnx for the info.

thnx for the info.
10-06-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By nopinkbikes

I have not. I was thinking of getting one of...

I have not. I was thinking of getting one of these. Does it put out pretty good light for it's size then?
Sorry, I can't answer your question.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-08, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,907
Posted By nopinkbikes

Wow, serious? That is the main reason I like a...

Wow, serious? That is the main reason I like a shifter such as a bar-end for the winter. My thick gloves or mittens have a real hard time operating STI levers independently, with a bar-end or DT or...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By nopinkbikes

They work great for me. Plenty of coverage.

They work great for me. Plenty of coverage.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,440
Posted By nopinkbikes

How does the light compare to the L&M Vega? Is...

How does the light compare to the L&M Vega? Is it much brighter?
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By nopinkbikes

Surly, Salsa, Soma, or ANT (like someone said if...

Surly, Salsa, Soma, or ANT (like someone said if you have the dough). All make nice commuter bikes or frames.
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