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10-31-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Wolfwerx

Cool find. It's hard to resist when you...

Cool find.

It's hard to resist when you find a tall bike that's unique. Sometimes my wallet flies out of my pocket and opens itself whenever I get near one. I swear!
10-30-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Wolfwerx

Can you explain what you mean RE: the "gap" in a...

Can you explain what you mean RE: the "gap" in a triple? I do not think you are correct, or I am misunderstanding what you are saying. Either way, I do not think you are giving correct information...
10-29-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Wolfwerx

People always say that, but it doesn't always...

People always say that, but it doesn't always address the needs of the buyer. Sometimes it's worth a little more to be able to
A)Pick out exactly the part that you want.
B)Spread out the...
10-29-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Wolfwerx

Also, for a bike that is a "workhorse" I'd put...

Also, for a bike that is a "workhorse" I'd put fairly wide tires on it.
10-29-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Wolfwerx

There is a very detailed, and fantastic, thread...

There is a very detailed, and fantastic, thread on here about a member that built up a Nashbar touring frame. It is very much worth the read.

(edited to add: here it is...
10-24-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wolfwerx

Accounting? Terrible! (lol) Everybody...

Accounting? Terrible! (lol)


Everybody advances differently, so internet people can't answer "when should I start seeing improvement". Although, do you think you haven't already started to...
10-24-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wolfwerx

You are, perhaps, over-thinking things. If...

You are, perhaps, over-thinking things.

If you are out of shape, then you will need to work up to higher cadences in higher gears without having your heart racing along.

Lower your gears, and...
10-24-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 368
Posted By Wolfwerx

Understanding points must be real tough. I...

Understanding points must be real tough.
I wasn't going to continue this, as I didn't want to derail your thread any further, but you can't seem to let it go, or you're just that obtuse. I can...
10-24-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By Wolfwerx

Holy cow, I'm going home to eyeball my chains! ...

Holy cow, I'm going home to eyeball my chains! Good thing you weren't hurt.





I like KMC chains, too. Good prices, good quality, in my experiences with them.
10-24-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 368
Posted By Wolfwerx

That is not a sensible analogy. I didn't say...

That is not a sensible analogy.
I didn't say you don't "have a right" to post or link anything. I saw the title and thought, "cool I've never heard of this ride, I'm interested to read about it". ...
10-24-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 368
Posted By Wolfwerx

A link in your signature field is not the same...

A link in your signature field is not the same thing, as I've stated above. Further I haven't "repeatedly" complained. I mentioned it one time, explained why I felt that way, then admitted that it...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,821
Posted By Wolfwerx

Yeah, this seems like it might be the way to go. ...

Yeah, this seems like it might be the way to go. Definitely going to have to get creative. I'm not sure I've seen a modern front fender that extends too far forward of the fork bridge.
10-23-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Wolfwerx

I've got a Trek 820 from the mid-nineties that...

I've got a Trek 820 from the mid-nineties that has a rigid fork, and I love it to death. Mine is strictly on-road/path use, so I've got huge high-volume slicks on it and they absorb quite a bit of...
10-23-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 368
Posted By Wolfwerx

The occasional link to another site to share...

The occasional link to another site to share something we've seen or read is fine. Repeated links to a personal site is spam. A link in the signature field is sufficient notification, and a...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,821
Posted By Wolfwerx

SKS Longboards are the longest fenders that I am...

SKS Longboards are the longest fenders that I am aware of.



Are you riding backwards? (LOL) I'm having trouble picturing getting a significant amount of "sprayback" from what you describe.
10-23-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 368
Posted By Wolfwerx

Are you here on BF.net to talk with people, or...

Are you here on BF.net to talk with people, or shill your blog? Every other post is a link to your blog. It's bordering on spam, IMO.
10-17-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,007
Posted By Wolfwerx

Ahaha, Helpful!

Ahaha, Helpful!
10-15-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Wolfwerx

If you run (or want to run) a big ole' granny...

If you run (or want to run) a big ole' granny gear, get a Deore. Otherwise, Tiagra is, IMO, the sweet spot of price and performance for commuting duty. I don't really think there's anything wrong...
10-12-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,611
Posted By Wolfwerx

Agree. Who the hell would pay that "ticket"? ...

Agree. Who the hell would pay that "ticket"? What happens if they don't? Do they go to jail?
Oooh, would a 3-strike repeat offender get a life-sentence for illegally parking a bike?
...
10-12-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Wolfwerx

Microshift makes good brifters in 9 and 10 speed...

Microshift makes good brifters in 9 and 10 speed flavors. They also make Nashbar's house-brand and they make the Forte brand shifters. Incidentally, Microshift makes bar-end shifters, too.

I...
10-10-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Wolfwerx

Black would be a simple, understated look. ...

Black would be a simple, understated look.
Chrome would be a nice bit of bling, and give a classic "cruiser" look.
Orange would be a nice splash of color that would compliment the stripes on the...
10-10-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Wolfwerx

Speaking of holier-than-thou, why would you...

Speaking of holier-than-thou, why would you assume that the girl that lost her bike was at fault? While it's certainly possible (probable, even) that the child didn't secure her bike properly, how...
10-10-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Wolfwerx

You are not a very nice person, it seems. ...

You are not a very nice person, it seems. Impolite, at the very least.
10-09-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Wolfwerx

How do you know what "perfect" is if you don't...

How do you know what "perfect" is if you don't know what any of those terms mean?




You seem to be the type that only takes advice that they want to hear, but I'll try anyways: The post above...
10-09-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Wolfwerx

lol

lol
10-08-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Wolfwerx

End of last week, I picked up a late 70s/early...

End of last week, I picked up a late 70s/early 80s (haven't had time to research the serial number, yet) Schwinn World Sport in that light blue color (Cadet Blue, I think it was called) while I was...
10-06-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Wolfwerx

I did not call anybody a liar, "essentially" or...

I did not call anybody a liar, "essentially" or otherwise. Aside from the fact that I never singled you out specifically, I guess if you really want to get down to it I called you wrong.
Anybody...
10-04-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,627
Posted By Wolfwerx

I agree with Roody. New brake pads (with proper...

I agree with Roody. New brake pads (with proper adjustment) and some lube may buy you some time.

If it's a bigger problem, and you need to buy something ASAP, then don't let yourself get...
10-04-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Wolfwerx

Ross bikes don't sell for much. I agree with...

Ross bikes don't sell for much. I agree with Retro, $50 is probably where it'll land in most markets. Maybe a bit higher if it's immaculate.


If you're planning on selling on ebay or CL, do...
10-04-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Wolfwerx

+1. This is the only post worth a damn in this...

+1. This is the only post worth a damn in this whole thread.


Every one of those detox things is hokum and crap. See a good doctor, do what he says.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Wolfwerx

VO, Gyes, and Cardiff saddles are all made by the...

VO, Gyes, and Cardiff saddles are all made by the same manufacturer. I believe that manufactorer also does other brands, such as Dia Compe branded saddles, and one or two others, I think.

...
10-02-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,372
Posted By Wolfwerx

I am a (multiple) gun owner (and bows and knives...

I am a (multiple) gun owner (and bows and knives and potato canons...), my father is a very long-time gun collector and taught me to shoot when I was big enough to (barely) hold up a gun. I am a big...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,872
Posted By Wolfwerx

The last two sets of grip shifters that I've...

The last two sets of grip shifters that I've thrown away were SRAM, used with Shimano derailleurs. No probs whatsoever.

I threw them away, though, because I dislike grip shifters, too. They...
10-02-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Wolfwerx

As often as I can get away with, and remain...

As often as I can get away with, and remain married.
10-02-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,434
Posted By Wolfwerx

Congrats on turning things around! That is a...

Congrats on turning things around! That is a good example for your kids, too.




If I may offer a thought (if it's something you haven't done already...): On your mountain bike, get some...
10-02-12, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Wolfwerx

If I saw a mountain bike listed on, say,...

If I saw a mountain bike listed on, say, craigslist for over a grand, I would expect top of the line components and/or a practically unused bike. I probably wouldn't even click the link for it,...
10-02-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,719
Posted By Wolfwerx

Panaracer makes great tires, and for a really...

Panaracer makes great tires, and for a really good price, IMO. Nice variety, and very good looking (if that sort of thing matters to you.)
10-02-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,372
Posted By Wolfwerx

How so? If I were king of a territory, and...

How so? If I were king of a territory, and wanted to limit problems, I would absolutely take guns away from people.



Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of ridiculous things about the show,...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Wolfwerx

The ladies were checking out your legs, no doubt!

The ladies were checking out your legs, no doubt!
Forum: Commuting
10-01-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Wolfwerx

I think having the Paselas for that long is quite...

I think having the Paselas for that long is quite the testament to them, if you do any amount of riding at all.
The Pasela TG are my tires of choice for touring/commuting duty.
I like the Panaracer...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Wolfwerx

Good job. It doesn't come off as hippy-dippy or...

Good job. It doesn't come off as hippy-dippy or homeless or DUI, which is what everybody around me thinks an adult on a bike is.
10-01-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Wolfwerx

Cross-levers, inline-levers, interrupter...

Cross-levers, inline-levers, interrupter levers... I've heard all of these terms. Wahoonc's link takes you to the same ones I use on all of my drop bar bikes. I love 'em, and they're relatively...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By Wolfwerx

Maybe I over-looked it, but is there something...

Maybe I over-looked it, but is there something actually wrong with your old wheels? Or any of the other parts, for that matter?

Rigid mtn bikes make great utility/commuter bikes, IMO. Put some...
10-01-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By Wolfwerx

I am interested to see how this turns out. ...

I am interested to see how this turns out. Please let us know about any replies that you may get!




Also: "very"
09-28-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Wolfwerx

I recommend handlebars to anybody on a bike. ...

I recommend handlebars to anybody on a bike. I've got 'em on all of mine and couldn't be happier. ;)
09-28-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Wolfwerx

Now that the kinks have been worked out... how do...

Now that the kinks have been worked out... how do you like the bike?
09-28-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Wolfwerx

It'd be better to just tow the bug with your bike.

It'd be better to just tow the bug with your bike.
09-27-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wolfwerx

That's what it sounds like to me, too. ...

That's what it sounds like to me, too.




Just a thought: the saddle may be too narrow for this particular rider. Or maybe he needs to tilt the nose up a bit to force his sit bones back onto...
09-27-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Wolfwerx

Brooks are known for having relatively short...

Brooks are known for having relatively short rails compared to some other leather saddle brands.

If you want a nice leather saddle, but would like longer rails, take a look at the offerings from...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,479
Posted By Wolfwerx

ahaha

ahaha
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