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01-03-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,599
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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This is my girl's bike. Obtained it cheap and then spent freely on...
01-03-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,581
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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01-03-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,671
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Yeah, Electras are great for around town. We got...

Yeah, Electras are great for around town. We got one of these from Evocycles, NZ....
01-03-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Going by there tomorrow. I'll take some pics and...

Going by there tomorrow. I'll take some pics and try to explain.
01-02-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Yeah, I got my yearly allotment out of the way...

Yeah, I got my yearly allotment out of the way early. lol
01-02-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By GhenghisKahn

It is! Try to get a flight into Oz then to...

It is! Try to get a flight into Oz then to Wellington. There are plenty of directs from the US into Auckland. Avoid them if you can. It's really crowded, confusing and busy. Customs is a...
01-02-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Having grown up in Cleveland there's not much in...

Having grown up in Cleveland there's not much in the statement with which I disagree.
01-02-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Took a dive on my fixed today

Stupid accident on solid concrete. Scraped an elbow, twisted hbrs parallel with front tire. Bruised thigh muscle. Other than my dignity and ego I came out all right. So did the bike. Straightened the...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,986
Posted By GhenghisKahn

With 1200.00 expendable I'd get a Rohloff hub...

With 1200.00 expendable I'd get a Rohloff hub w/mechanical discs without a blink. You'll pass it on to your grandchildren.. I've ridden rigs equipped with an Alfine 11 and a Rohloff 14. No...
01-01-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Years ago after purchasing a couple Go-Pro...

Years ago after purchasing a couple Go-Pro knockoffs I rigged the enclosed attachment with a seat-stay light mount, foam and some duct tape. It wasn't pretty, but it was functional. Had to mount it...
12-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 696,688
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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Just got one of these for my fixed gear. It's a skull bell. Doom metal is...
12-30-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,665
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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Then you need a big, badazz skull bell. It's LOUD.
12-30-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,359
Posted By GhenghisKahn

You've made me question every life decision I've...

You've made me question every life decision I've ever made.
12-29-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,359
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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12-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By GhenghisKahn

One can do the opposite as well. Found a suitable...

One can do the opposite as well. Found a suitable frame height for my partner, but the 'cockpit' was all wrong for her proportions. So, we replaced the 120mm flat stem w/a 70mm riser, saddle w/a WSD,...
12-27-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By GhenghisKahn

This one hurts. From 2005 until 2013 Harris...

This one hurts. From 2005 until 2013 Harris Cyclery was my go to when no one else had it. Received more knowledge from Sheldon Brown than anyone else. Read his blogs voraciously. My gf at the time...
12-27-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By GhenghisKahn

If still living in the States I'd pre-order one...

If still living in the States I'd pre-order one of the Chrome. Unfortunately, we can't source Motobecane here in New Zealand. We have no equivalent to BD. There's Evocycles but they source from China...
12-27-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By GhenghisKahn

https://www.getfixedbicycles.co.nz/ This is...

https://www.getfixedbicycles.co.nz/

This is a great place near where I live. Simon built a wheelset for me when he was still working out of his garage. Get Fixed was selected as Porirua Small...
12-27-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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12-25-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,722
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Those would be best, but any dual-pivot caliper...

Those would be best, but any dual-pivot caliper in the Shimano line would be fine. Tektros fall somewhere between sora and tiagra in terms of quality. I scavenged an old RSX long-reach frt caliper to...
12-25-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By GhenghisKahn

That's a real looker. It it chrome? Nickel? ...

That's a real looker. It it chrome? Nickel? Were the fenders stock? What's the gearing? Inquiring minds want to know. lol
12-23-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,368
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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This our Silverback Duel Limited Edition(whatever THAT means lol)3x9 sport...
12-23-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Check the archives. Nashcommguy asked the same...

Check the archives. Nashcommguy asked the same question and a guy had put a dt fricton shifter in the rack boss. He said it worked a bomb. He used an old Sturmey-Archer IGH. This would have been...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,283
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Q: Should I report this city employee? A: ...

Q: Should I report this city employee?

A: Definitely.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By GhenghisKahn

This ^^^^^ Ultimately though, it's best to...

This ^^^^^

Ultimately though, it's best to get puncture resistant tires. All major manufacturers make them. Specialized Armadillos, Bontrager Hardcase, Continental Gatorskins, Schwalbe Marathon...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,754
Posted By GhenghisKahn

For 6 years my commute was 42.5 miles rt. 550 ft...

For 6 years my commute was 42.5 miles rt. 550 ft drop into work and 550 climb homeward with one stiff climb. Mild, rolling terrain, otherwise. Would use my geared bike on Mondays to take a weeks...
12-19-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,822
Posted By GhenghisKahn

^^^^^ "...victim blaming..." Is that like fat...

^^^^^ "...victim blaming..." Is that like fat shaming, toxic masculinity, **** shaming, identity politics, TDS, intersexuality, manslaining, womansplaiining or countless other hipster buzzwords or...
12-19-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,324
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Yeah, this pretty much sums it up. Cycling in and...

Yeah, this pretty much sums it up. Cycling in and of itself won't help you to lose weight if that's your goal. Only maintaining calorie debt will do that. Just don't take the fun out of it for...
12-18-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,822
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Either that or 'roid rage. He's definitely not...

Either that or 'roid rage. He's definitely not firing on all cylinders. Hope there was an order for a mental health exam along with the assault charge. These type of deliberate acts and the potential...
12-18-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Do yourself a favor and don't get a big box store...

Do yourself a favor and don't get a big box store pump where the bike stuff is in the toy section. Those pumps are good for filling floaties, volley, soccer and basketballs for your kids. There are...
12-18-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 387,529
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Why is this posted 3 times?

Why is this posted 3 times?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,665,254
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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12-17-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,588
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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There are 8 underneath all those covers. Tandem, 2 roadies, 2 utility, 2...
12-17-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,639
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Then proceeds to write an entire diatribe of...

Then proceeds to write an entire diatribe of snark. lol
12-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,479
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Yeah, I put it as one of my top 3. But, also put...

Yeah, I put it as one of my top 3. But, also put Pee Wee's Big Adventure up there as well. At least I'm inconsistent. 👍
12-17-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By GhenghisKahn

This! Took me years to start using size...

This! Took me years to start using size appropriate, high quality rim tape. My go-to is Zefal, though I imagine there are several makers just as good or better. If you're running high psi tubes,...
Forum: Foo
12-16-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,471
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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Has one of these on his road bike.
12-16-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By GhenghisKahn

My thought is pinch flats from under inflation....

My thought is pinch flats from under inflation. Bite the bullet, get yourself a Topeak Joe Blow floor pump. They're bright yellow. Pump your tires to the high end of recommended. The JB pump is set...
12-16-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,479
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Here's a link: https://youtu.be/uQkDYXzsHJE ...

Here's a link:

https://youtu.be/uQkDYXzsHJE

You're right. It IS tragic.

My all-time favorites are Breaking Away, The Flying Scotsman and Pee Wee's Big Adventure:
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12-15-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,329
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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12-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,310
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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Upgraded from the stock saddle to a Bontrager WSD. Not sure of the model,...
12-13-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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12-12-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,910
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Well, yeah that's a given. 😀

Well, yeah that's a given. 😀
12-12-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 40,535
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Older Lemond Steel Bikes

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12-12-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,910
Posted By GhenghisKahn

A good bike is one that can be maintained within...

A good bike is one that can be maintained within one's tech skills, tools required and accessorized to suit the type of riding. I have four. A road, off-road, geared utility hybrid and a fixed gear...
12-12-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Same here. Purchased an XD600 26-36-46. ...

Same here. Purchased an XD600 26-36-46. Replaced the 26t w/a 22t. Smart move.
12-11-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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This is a BD 2007 Motobecane Fantom CX 2x9. 50/36×12-25. It came stock with...
12-11-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By GhenghisKahn

This^^^^ Use 26x1.50 or get a rim that fits...

This^^^^ Use 26x1.50 or get a rim that fits 26x1.25.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By GhenghisKahn

You can. You just have to get adapters. I got a...

You can. You just have to get adapters. I got a set at Walmart a while back.
Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By GhenghisKahn

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This is a waterproof single side by Basil. It's got no fuss mounts,...
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