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Forum: Commuting
05-01-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By lapher22

Sweet but $6500 USD...and you cant even mount a...

Sweet but $6500 USD...and you cant even mount a fender or rack
Forum: Commuting
03-29-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By lapher22

Just put a magnet to it... not steel

Just put a magnet to it... not steel
Forum: Commuting
03-23-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,726
Posted By lapher22

Schwalbe big apples. I used the 29x2.3 version...

Schwalbe big apples. I used the 29x2.3 version for over 2k miles and had 2 flats. they still had tread left when I retired the bike from commuting and sold the tires. I highly reccomend them.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By lapher22

here ye go. ...

here ye go.
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k410/bsmithke/12401_1299191771581_1584020170_1418.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By lapher22

I love it! Nice and solid and I can hit some dirt...

I love it! Nice and solid and I can hit some dirt paths on the commute with ease.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By lapher22

frame-$67.49 brakes-$17.99 tubes&tires-$26.02...

frame-$67.49
brakes-$17.99
tubes&tires-$26.02
cranks&bb-$44
cable stops&seatpost clamps from LBS-$25

everything else I stole from other bikes.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By lapher22

I just finnished a build with the nashbar frame...

I just finnished a build with the nashbar frame and canti's(pic is on the commuter pics thread pg.250).I purchased a clamp on style for the fork steertube and a seatpost clamp mounted cable top from...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By lapher22

The local specialized dealer here has a gel pad...

The local specialized dealer here has a gel pad to sit on and measure the imprint of your sit bones. I didn't buy a saddle from them but I bought a wtb saddle online the width recomended and it fits...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,705
Posted By lapher22

been a while since I've posted but here's the new...

been a while since I've posted but here's the new commuter build.
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k410/bsmithke/12401_1299191771581_1584020170_1418.jpg
06-06-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By lapher22

either make two of these so two bikes face...

either make two of these so two bikes face forward and two backward or one with 4 bike mounts.
http://www.socaltrailriders.org/gallery/data/500/medium/rack_001.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By lapher22

Getting sit bone width measured:thumb:, now that...

Getting sit bone width measured:thumb:, now that you know your sitbone width you can narrow your search easily when looking at saddles. My butt tends to like WTB stuff.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,560
Posted By lapher22

10 miles, just under 30min on a good day. around...

10 miles, just under 30min on a good day. around 40 on a normal day
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By lapher22

I just think we have the most wrong way ninja...

I just think we have the most wrong way ninja riders. But yes killed by a tourist stats would be interesting, so would stats on tourists that are killed on bikes while down here.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,705
Posted By lapher22

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
04-19-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,705
Posted By lapher22

And now after new paint and a Fixed gear setup ...

And now after new paint and a Fixed gear setup

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k410/bsmithke/IMG_7600.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,973
Posted By lapher22

For 2 years of bike commuting I've stoped at a...

For 2 years of bike commuting I've stoped at a 7-11 by my work almost every morning at the end of my ride for my coffee and with out fail the same cashier asks me "so did you ride your bike in...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,327
Posted By lapher22

really carbon footprint?:bang:

really carbon footprint?:bang:
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,327
Posted By lapher22

If it weighs as much as a car you should be...

If it weighs as much as a car you should be alowed to pedal it under the proposed law.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,327
Posted By lapher22

I think bikes should be banned, they are out...

I think bikes should be banned, they are out dated and a neusence. Our auto industry is on the brink of callapse and we will need to buy cars so Problem solved... You're welcome!
Forum: Commuting
03-30-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,705
Posted By lapher22

My new rig to relieve my KM for a while picked it...

My new rig to relieve my KM for a while picked it up at Goodwill for $35 and after digging thru the shed and grabbing old parts(wheels,tires,bar,saddle,post,levers,and cranks I picked up on ebay for...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-09, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,410
Posted By lapher22

Little metal things attached to the bottom of...

Little metal things attached to the bottom of your shoes will go click click, if not right away when the sole of the shoe wears a little. Sounds like you need a backpack, basket or platform pedals.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By lapher22

I vote bad Idea! Automotive fix-a-flat...

I vote bad Idea!

Automotive fix-a-flat is for tires, not tubes. I have never seen it seal a tube. Slime for tubes would be your best bet, but will still only work so well, and do make a mess....
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,576
Posted By lapher22

Well said!:thumb:

Well said!:thumb:
03-17-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By lapher22

It appears to be in good shape but $199 seems a...

It appears to be in good shape but $199 seems a little steep to me.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,298
Posted By lapher22

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k410/bsmithke/r...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k410/bsmithke/razor-blades-personna-box-250-lame.jpg
Have fun!
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,744
Posted By lapher22

I have that problem, It turns out most of the...

I have that problem, It turns out most of the time I just take my daughter back to bed and that's the end of it, some times she will climb into bed with mommy and fall back asleep there whatever the...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By lapher22

Just got'em today and they seem alright. Aluminum...

Just got'em today and they seem alright. Aluminum body "waterproof" seals(we'll see how that goes), and they run on 4 AAA's. I put batteries in and banged them around in my hands and they didn't...
02-17-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By lapher22

I have had a few baseline setup rules of which...

I have had a few baseline setup rules of which have always worked for me.

SADDLE HEIGHT- pedal in down position my knee barely bent.
SADDLE FORE & AFT- with pedals level the leg that is in front...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,262
Posted By lapher22

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=505503&...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=505503&highlight=apple+big there are a few crosscheck riders that say they will fit.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By lapher22

Keep the gun debate on that thread please!

Keep the gun debate on that thread please!
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By lapher22

Well I ordered two as backup lights(wife, kid...

Well I ordered two as backup lights(wife, kid bikes). I do understand you get what you pay for most of the time. I used to have a niterider ultrafazer 3.0 that got water dammage after less than a...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By lapher22

I just hope it's hurricane proof

I just hope it's hurricane proof
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By lapher22

3w LED Bike light 7.99 slickdeals.net

Thought I'd share the deal!

http://www.meritline.com/3-watt-led-aluminum-bicycle-light.html
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,462
Posted By lapher22

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/flats.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/flats.html
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,462
Posted By lapher22

I'm not sure about anyone else but, I don't carry...

I'm not sure about anyone else but, I don't carry slime with me while I ride. Only some co2's and patches. BTW have you ever tried to patch a slimed tube?
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,462
Posted By lapher22

Check and make sure your rim or your method of...

Check and make sure your rim or your method of tire removal/installation isn't the cause and if the flats are from road debris....buy anything with a puncture resistant layer in it. liners work but...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,075
Posted By lapher22

If you wouldn't go thru a neighborhood without a...

If you wouldn't go thru a neighborhood without a weapon why would you go thru one with a weapon? If you don't carry every day then riding your bike should be no different. Just my $.02
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,119,487
Posted By lapher22

Sucked, Muggy low 80's upper 70's sprinkling...

Sucked, Muggy low 80's upper 70's sprinkling rain, but now it's cooling off thanks to the cold front blowing in.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,413
Posted By lapher22

As I previously posted I have riden them for 3k...

As I previously posted I have riden them for 3k miles of commuting, riding with groups and even a century. They have performed great for flats(only a handfull in that time) and the ride quality is...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,413
Posted By lapher22

I've run 29x2.3 big apples on these for 3k miles...

I've run 29x2.3 big apples on these for 3k miles and haven't had a problem. Schwalbe recomends not inflating over 40psi on narrow rims I ran 45-50 rear and 30-40 frt....
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By lapher22

Yea I'm thankful that we don't have hills so the...

Yea I'm thankful that we don't have hills so the only obstical is the wind, but the downside is that you always have to pedal or you don't move.
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By lapher22

It was an organized ride with four routes 15mi,...

It was an organized ride with four routes 15mi, 30mi, 62mi, and 100mi. There were more racers entered than normal joes so I did very little passing. There were probably 100 or so people entered in...
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By lapher22

First century...and ss to boot

I just did my first century today. I have been commuting 20mi a day for a few years now with some 20-30 mile rides here and there on my main ride, a Surly KM with big apples. I figured why not stay...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By lapher22

Depends on the tire size I have big apples in 2.3...

Depends on the tire size I have big apples in 2.3 and all the standard racks I've tried rub without modification
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,273
Posted By lapher22

I just did it the other day. I have a cut down...

I just did it the other day. I have a cut down milk crate on the front and got a dozen at dunkin in half dozen boxes and they fit perfect with room to stack two or three more boxes.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,263
Posted By lapher22

Depends on what size you want +1 big apples ...

Depends on what size you want
+1 big apples
+1 conti sport contacts
both have great flat protection, good ride and last
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,732
Posted By lapher22

I have the 1/2 watt and as far as AA battery...

I have the 1/2 watt and as far as AA battery lights go it is bright.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By lapher22

My fully rigid KM serves the same purpose...

My fully rigid KM serves the same purpose commute/MTB with a switch of the tires and gears
Forum: Commuting
10-14-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,557
Posted By lapher22

My boring commute, I think the elevation is off...

My boring commute, I think the elevation is off though cause I swear It's more like 1ft elevation change
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Main-Commute
Forum: Commuting
10-05-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,606
Posted By lapher22

What about the stuff rain-x makes for anti...

What about the stuff rain-x makes for anti fog?(granted I don't have to deal with freezing) but it seems to work good in weather above 32.
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