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07-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,835
Posted By Koyote

With the popularization of air-hardened steels...

With the popularization of air-hardened steels like Reynolds 853, even tig-welded frames are more than strong enough for a lifetime of hard use...Which has made possible much more economical options...
07-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,835
Posted By Koyote

I think you haven't been spending enough time on...

I think you haven't been spending enough time on the internet. There are plenty of lust-worthy steel frames out there.
07-17-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,731
Posted By mcours2006

I see vehicular cycling as a last resort for...

I see vehicular cycling as a last resort for cyclists who ride on roads. I do it--taking the lane when necessary, but I do not like it, and it is stressful. Much preferable and safer is having a...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By 257 roberts

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This is my Jamis Coda
06-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,339
Posted By indyfabz

Aluminum racks are for the unwashed masses. Tubus...

Aluminum racks are for the unwashed masses. Tubus steel are for the once a week bathers. Nitto nickel plated steel racks are for those of us who practice proper hygiene. :innocent:
03-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,576
Posted By iab

2017 Brian Chapman ...

2017 Brian Chapman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37227767091_ac540a1623_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YHG3ai)02 Chapman (https://flic.kr/p/YHG3ai) by iabisdb...
09-07-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,446
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't get a bike that you don't love completely. ...

Don't get a bike that you don't love completely. Keep shopping!
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

So what's your build like? Because it's hard for...

So what's your build like? Because it's hard for me to imagine moving all the components over from a touring frame to a "cross commuter" frame and ending with a bike that's a lot different. It's just...
08-31-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,329
Posted By Payton1221

Thanks for posting this.

Thanks for posting this.
08-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Kedosto

I followed Crimetown for season one but dropped...

I followed Crimetown for season one but dropped them with the long gap between season one and two. Thanks for the heads up on season two. I spent my youth in Detroit - Dad moved the family out to...
08-24-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Kedosto

Every cycling podcast I've ever tried have been...

Every cycling podcast I've ever tried have been pretty boring. I'm always happy to give new ones a try, but since I don't follow racing there isn't much of anything else. I'm a huge podcast fan and...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,900
Posted By Korina

I like my big, loud Velo Orange bell. ...

I like my big, loud Velo Orange bell.

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Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By Korina

jade408 it's your turn to be suckered by a zombie...

jade408 it's your turn to be suckered by a zombie thread. :D
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,900
Posted By tweekfreekdX

Got a spurcycle bell, thing sounds sweet!

Got a spurcycle bell, thing sounds sweet!
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,641
Posted By Korina

+1 jade408; just this morning I hit some small...

+1 jade408; just this morning I hit some small gravel that pinged off my front fender rather than my face.
08-19-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By squirtdad

I like the color coordination frame, pedals,...

I like the color coordination frame, pedals, cable and fabric in bag :thumb::speedy:

will watch for this next time i am up at HSU
08-19-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Korina

I certainly love my handlebar bag; inspired by...

I certainly love my handlebar bag; inspired by Roadrunner's Burrito Supreme, I made my own, hand stitched, and it works great; it's a bit wonky, but I love it. Not quite as rugged as Roadrunners, but...
08-19-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,635
Posted By gugie

Stress multipled by time - lots of people I've...

Stress multipled by time - lots of people I've known had knee issues from pushing big gears. Spinning lower gears is a lot easier on the joints.
08-17-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By Kapusta

For what you are looking for, if I had a budget...

For what you are looking for, if I had a budget of $1,200 I would be looking at the All City Space Horse.

It was on my shortlist for a new frame to build up a few years ago, but I ended up buying...
08-16-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,979
Posted By KraneXL

That's one solution. Another would be to continue...

That's one solution. Another would be to continue to shop around until you find a shop that truly appreciates your business. First rules, look for recommendations. People love to share good...
08-13-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,806
Posted By Korina

This. THIS is a cyclist

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/world/asia/new-zealand-pregnant-minister-bicycle.html
08-12-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Korina

jade408, Roadrunner Bike Bags makes makes Burrito...

jade408, Roadrunner Bike Bags makes makes Burrito (https://roadrunnerbags.us/products/burrito-handlebar-bag)and Burrito Supreme (https://roadrunnerbags.us/products/burrito-supreme-handle-bar-bag)...
08-08-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,383
Posted By ChinookTx

13 POUNDS!!! LOL. Interesting if you leave it in...

13 POUNDS!!! LOL. Interesting if you leave it in one place, but I don't see myself carrying this on my bike!
08-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,482
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously doubt increasing the number of gears is...

Seriously doubt increasing the number of gears is going to make you much faster unless getting rid of the clunk sounds make you feel like you can push harder. I ride a 1994 Allez Pro with seven gears...
08-07-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,482
Posted By ThermionicScott

Doubtful, but blame the hardware if you want....

Doubtful, but blame the hardware if you want. I'll take that crummy old Fuso off your hands so you can get something new. ;)
08-07-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,482
Posted By ksryder

A few years ago I picked up a nice steel road...

A few years ago I picked up a nice steel road bike on CL and my first test ride on it was much faster than the entry-level aluminum road bike I'd been on.

The faster bike was 32 years old. It had...
08-05-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,747
Posted By ironwood

42mm wide tires are even better.

42mm wide tires are even better.
08-04-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,747
Posted By General Geoff

Wider tires and lower tire pressures will make...

Wider tires and lower tire pressures will make the ride much smoother and more comfortable, though not necessarily faster.
07-30-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By mcours2006

Texan cyclist leads girlfriend on 15-mile route to spell 'marry me'

Maybe someone's posted this already, but I didn't see it here. Guy takes girlfriend on bike ride on route that spells MARRY ME on GPS.
...
07-29-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kapusta

While I do not have the allergenic reaction to...

While I do not have the allergenic reaction to flat-bar conversions of road bikes that many on this forum do, it makes little sense to buy a drop bar bike knowing up front that you want a flat bar....
07-27-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By wipekitty

I got back from a ride today and realized that it...

I got back from a ride today and realized that it was the first time since my accident on July 2 that I completed a ride without weird popping noises and pain in my ribs. Woohoo! The wrist...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By DiabloScott

You don't want to go cheap on such an important...

You don't want to go cheap on such an important purchase as a heavy bike.
...
07-23-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,725
Posted By ironwood

For comfort I'd go with a bike that can take...

For comfort I'd go with a bike that can take 650Bx42mm tires. Also, bikes from Rivendell are comfortable for some folks.
07-23-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,725
Posted By pdlamb

Mine. Seriously, this is one of the main...

Mine.

Seriously, this is one of the main reasons to find a local bike shop you can trust, with a selection of bikes that interest you, and go test riding.

For instance, I wanted a Cannondale...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,864
Posted By Darth Lefty

I sold the surgery-recovery trike this weekend....

I sold the surgery-recovery trike this weekend. I'm not sure how it went so fast - I posted it on Friday night about midnight and on Sunday it was gone. Either I was asking an embarrassingly low...
07-22-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By linnefaulk

So beautiful! If it was red, you might have to...

So beautiful! If it was red, you might have to report a stolen bicycle. ��
i really want a mister and hope I can afford one someday.
Congratulations and belated happy birthday!
07-22-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Korina

Hot dang, woman, she's a beauty! And that...

Hot dang, woman, she's a beauty! And that carrying handle is genius! Congratulations!! (Oh no, my ! seems to be stuck!)
07-22-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By noglider

That's a total class act for a bicycle. I don't...

That's a total class act for a bicycle. I don't even want to call it a bike.

You forgot to mention those straw-shaped spoke reflectors. I have them, too. I keep meaning to test them, as I don't...
07-21-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jackbombay

Congrats on YOUR OWN BIKE, I hope you ride it for...

Congrats on YOUR OWN BIKE, I hope you ride it for many many years to come!

It's not supposed to be the fastest, its not supposed to be the lightest, its supposed to be *yours*!
07-21-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Salamandrine

Well that's a real beauty! Congratulations on...

Well that's a real beauty! Congratulations on your new bike. Nice to see the pictures of the plum sparkling in the sun. Take good care of it. :thumb:
07-21-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,269
Posted By bradyweb

Thanks, Max. Since I joined this particular...

Thanks, Max. Since I joined this particular cycling club and I get in on at least 1 if not 2 rides per week, I have improved significantly. We do about 35 miles per ride with a fair amount of...
07-21-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Kedosto

Nicely done! You should be very proud. Refined,...

Nicely done! You should be very proud. Refined, classy, beautiful, and yet comfortable and practical looking too. There's something very special about bringing ones vision to reality. How do you...
07-21-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By ironwood

Beautiful bike. I sometimes think that the mixte...

Beautiful bike. I sometimes think that the mixte is the most elegant design. Brazed on centerpulls are great. Are the pedals the Grip Kings, aka Lambda, or the new Rivendell Monarchs?
07-20-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,599
Posted By northbend

Field Note 15 I am home now. Arriving yesterday...

Field Note 15
I am home now. Arriving yesterday around noon. I figure I better write the end of my journal while the impressions are still fresh, the legs still twitching and my writing ability...
07-20-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oury grips will not do on a bike of such style...

Oury grips will not do on a bike of such style and grace. Rustiness is the answer.
07-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By blakcloud

Nicely done and I agree more photos! Happy...

Nicely done and I agree more photos! Happy cycling.
07-20-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By 2cam16

Very nice,Jade!

Very nice,Jade!
07-20-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By ramones71

That is a stunning machine! Wishing you many...

That is a stunning machine! Wishing you many years of happy and safe commuting!
07-15-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Andy_K

Actually, it was the Grand Jubilé that was done...

Actually, it was the Grand Jubilé that was done at Groody Bros.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7839/40609930603_8a4f109e30_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24Syvxi)
...
07-15-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,649
Posted By Priyank

Hey all! First off, I am so sorry for going...

Hey all!

First off, I am so sorry for going missing the past two weeks. Obligations and some life stuff completely swamped my time.

Also big news, right after my previous post I went to...
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