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Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,125
Posted By augustao

I made mine out of a Tetrapak milk carton.

I made mine out of a Tetrapak milk carton.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,125
Posted By augustao

Get aluminum fenders. They offer more coverage,...

Get aluminum fenders. They offer more coverage, and due to their edges being rolled up, the water doesn't leak from the sides of the fender. They also flex a lot less due to their stiffer stays and...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,016
Posted By augustao

I've often found myself wishing for wider tyres,...

I've often found myself wishing for wider tyres, never for skinnier ones.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,131
Posted By augustao

Not really. Vintage road bikes used standard...

Not really. Vintage road bikes used standard diameter tubing. The butted tubing ones were usually .9/.6, or even .8/.5. They are known for being sturdy. Most modern road bikes use oversized...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,131
Posted By augustao

Everyone here seems to be forgetting the...

Everyone here seems to be forgetting the humongous, double oversized top tube, at 31.8mm, with .8/.5 walls, and the oversized downtube, at 31.8mm and .9/.6 walls. That makes the bike sans a huge a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By augustao

Any vintage (pre 80s) road bike will do.

Any vintage (pre 80s) road bike will do.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 975
Posted By augustao

I'd get a tall road bike and use flat handlebars...

I'd get a tall road bike and use flat handlebars with it. This will help you maintain an upright posture (less reach = more upright).

I usually ride a 62cm bike, but I do just fine on a bike I...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,854
Posted By augustao

http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/sks-longboard...

http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/sks-longboard-fenders/27-014

Best plastic fenders IMO. Cheaper and offer more coverage than PB Cascadias.
04-15-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By augustao

The fork is original. I don't think it's a...

The fork is original. I don't think it's a repaint... It's been in stock for a long time.

The seller told me it was from 1980. The dropouts are Campagnolo. SN is 018298.

From the catalogues,...
04-15-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By augustao

Forum: Commuting
04-13-11, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By augustao

At least 8mm larger than your tyre. I always go...

At least 8mm larger than your tyre. I always go for 12+mm wider.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By augustao

Usually I fold them as you would fold tyres (8...

Usually I fold them as you would fold tyres (8 shape, then fold it onto itself) and put it around my chest.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,525
Posted By augustao

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/2262023842.htm...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/2262023842.html

This looks good.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-11, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By augustao

None whatsoever. There's an illusion that the...

None whatsoever. There's an illusion that the "tight" fashion makes a bike faster. Unless you're trying to beat a world record, having clearance for a bit of mud, leaves or fenders and proper width...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,374
Posted By augustao

Slick tyres should be fine. I routinely ride on...

Slick tyres should be fine. I routinely ride on dirt trails (not 100% hardpack) with 23mm slicks. The trick is to ride light and pay attention.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,854
Posted By augustao

http://ompldr.org/vNzZpNA/bike.jpg Updates:...

http://ompldr.org/vNzZpNA/bike.jpg

Updates: fenders, dynamo hub (Novatech) and lights (Lumotec Lyt and Toplight Line Plus), rear rack and waterproof pannier (Banjo Brothers).
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By augustao

http://www.banjobrothers.com/products/panniers/wat...

http://www.banjobrothers.com/products/panniers/waterproof-pannier/

Waterproof, durable and doesn't break the bank.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By augustao

http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-230/**NEW**...

http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-230/**NEW**-Romisen-RC-dsh-N3-II/Detail

I have one of these and it's a pretty decent seeing light.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By augustao

I read on your website that you used to have a...

I read on your website that you used to have a homemade 20W halogen setup. What made you stop using it?
Forum: Commuting
11-26-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,681
Posted By augustao

I don't get strikes 2 and 3. Could you explain it...

I don't get strikes 2 and 3. Could you explain it again?
Forum: Commuting
11-24-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,854
Posted By augustao

http://ompldr.org/vNmF2Zg/Photo0097.jpg Now...

http://ompldr.org/vNmF2Zg/Photo0097.jpg

Now in full commuting mode. Blackburn Mars 4.0 and Romisen RC-N3 II with an R4 led.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By augustao

Yes. I forgot to mention, but I currently have...

Yes. I forgot to mention, but I currently have 23mm tyres on that bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By augustao

Will my bike fit fenders?

I've attached a couple of pictures showing how much clearance there is between the brakes and tyres. Front brake to tyre measures about 12mm, rear brake to tyre measures about 10mm and tyre to front...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,312
Posted By augustao

What's wrong with 700c wheels? Schwalbe also make...

What's wrong with 700c wheels? Schwalbe also make Fat Franks in 700c.
10-27-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,515,926
Posted By augustao

175729 Rode some trails nearby. 80km...

175729

Rode some trails nearby. 80km roundtrip.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,636
Posted By augustao

http://blog.harriscyclery.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://blog.harriscyclery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/DSCF0272.JPG
P-clips.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-10, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,854
Posted By augustao

What I usually ride: 174266 Flat bar road...

What I usually ride:
174266

Flat bar road bike I'm building up:
174267
08-31-10, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By augustao

Well, the Ambrosio rim is arguably the best...

Well, the Ambrosio rim is arguably the best clincher rim available. I would definitely want to keep it. I like to build my own wheels; I don't trust machine-built ones. The spokes are a must as well,...
08-31-10, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By augustao

Hmm, I hadn't thought of that. However,...

Hmm, I hadn't thought of that.

However, doing the math, it would come out around $100 more expensive. I'd have a spare wheelset, among other things though.

Besides that, what do you think of...
08-31-10, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By augustao

No-nonsense bike build

http://omploader.org/vNWU4ZA

What do you think? This is supposed to be a do-it-all bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By augustao

http://www.breezerbikes.com/index.php/component/co...

http://www.breezerbikes.com/index.php/component/content/article/36-bicycles/64-uptown-3.html

$580. Even comes with a bottle dynamo-powered light.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By augustao

Remember that no layer of puncture protection is...

Remember that no layer of puncture protection is going to protect you against pinch flats.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,638
Posted By augustao

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I see PDW's...

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I see PDW's products are quite popular here. Does anyone have any experience with the PDW Spaceship (headlight)?
07-31-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By augustao

The threading is the same. You can install...

The threading is the same. You can install freewheels on "fixed-only" hubs without any issues.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-10, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By augustao

Looks decent. Comes with early STI shifters...

Looks decent. Comes with early STI shifters (probably RX100). Judging by tubing diameter, I'd say it's probably steel.

If it's your size and you don't mind the odd-looking triple triangle design,...
06-08-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By augustao

I was able to get it off by punching a...

I was able to get it off by punching a screwdriver with a hammer.
06-08-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By augustao

Weird Ashtabula crank locknut

My cranks have recently developed a play, and I would like to overhaul them to get rid of it. However, upon close inspection, I saw this: http://omploader.org/vNGpucw. It looks like a lockring, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By augustao

http://www.surlybikes.com/frames/1x1_frame/

http://www.surlybikes.com/frames/1x1_frame/
Forum: Commuting
03-02-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,324
Posted By augustao

I don't get the point of "lowriders". They look...

I don't get the point of "lowriders". They look terribly crass and are not useful in any way.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,823
Posted By augustao

http://www.surlybikes.com/bikes/pacer_complete/ ...

http://www.surlybikes.com/bikes/pacer_complete/

It's a bit pricey but it comes with good components and brifters as well.
02-12-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,669
Posted By augustao

Vittoria Roma 700x22c tyres

Does anyone have any information about them? There are some in the local bike shop, but nobody could tell me if they were half decent.

Do they measure true to their size (22mm)?
Forum: Commuting
02-07-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,559
Posted By augustao

I have a set of 20" kwests on my fold-away bike....

I have a set of 20" kwests on my fold-away bike. 1000km and not a single flat.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By augustao

I put it in a plastic bag, then put it in my bag....

I put it in a plastic bag, then put it in my bag. When I get home, I throw it in the dirty clothes basket.
02-04-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,222
Posted By augustao

I have a Timbuk2 Messenger M (the most basic one)...

I have a Timbuk2 Messenger M (the most basic one) and I have ridden through several downpours (my city gets approximately 1500mm of yearly precipitation). Never had a single drop of rain penetrate...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,009
Posted By augustao

And give up the comfort of an automobile? Next...

And give up the comfort of an automobile? Next thing you know people will be riding bicycles to work.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By augustao

I'm thinking about getting a pair of these for my...

I'm thinking about getting a pair of these for my bicycle. Is anyone using them? Also, I'm not sure if it has enough clearance (it's an old road bike), so, does anyone know if the 700x38c actually...
01-11-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By augustao

Not at all. It's just a french nomenclature for...

Not at all. It's just a french nomenclature for the 622mm diameter rim.
11-22-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,243
Posted By augustao

Is it possible to trackstand with the backlash?

Is it possible to trackstand with the backlash?
Forum: Commuting
11-06-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By augustao

I usually take a few backstreets to avoid that...

I usually take a few backstreets to avoid that hill, but today I wanted to give it a go (I was riding a bike with gears. I usually ride a singlespeed) and pedal really hard. Bad luck I suppose.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By augustao

Almost got run over today. Purposefully.

So there I was, going down a hill at possibly 40km/h (the bike I was riding didn't have a cyclocomputer, but that's a good estimate). Suddenly, I hear honking and this guy passes me by centimetres of...
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