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Forum: Commuting
06-20-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,635
Posted By Arsbars

Mantra for life!

Mantra for life!
Forum: Commuting
06-20-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,635
Posted By Arsbars

What are your top 3 tips to start bike commuting?

Say you have a friend interested in bike commuting. What would be your top 3 tips or words of wisdom to get them started?
02-23-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,919
Posted By Arsbars

Sarah - what have you decided on?

Sarah - what have you decided on?
02-22-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 395,123
Posted By Arsbars

My family's new christiania model light arrived...

My family's new christiania model light arrived today! We have a Bullitt already, but my wife refuses to ride it and has already fallen in love with the simplicity and looks of the CB.
...
02-22-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Arsbars

Local Mechanic Contests

After seeing a mechanics contest in Charlotte, NC I've been toying around with the idea of sponsoring these at the state level and want your feedback.

I feel like there is the technical side of...
02-22-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,439
Posted By Arsbars

Defensive is the key word!

Defensive is the key word!
02-22-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,402
Posted By Arsbars

Thanks for kicking off this thread. It is...

Thanks for kicking off this thread. It is something that my colleagues and I talk about often.

Group rides are no longer passing on the etiquette that we once learned from riding in a pack....
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,032
Posted By Arsbars

Have you asked your builder to try to build you...

Have you asked your builder to try to build you one integrated into the bike? Fast Boy Cycles has done several of those..

http://fastboycycles.com
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,590
Posted By Arsbars

Always support your Local Bike Shop if you can! ...

Always support your Local Bike Shop if you can! For $600 you could get into a Trek 1.1 (new for '10) or 1.2 on sale. They have eyelets for racks/fenders. Plus the lifetime warranty.

Another...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-09, 04:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,103
Posted By Arsbars

One thing that no one has really talked about is...

One thing that no one has really talked about is battery type. For a commuter I highly recommend a lithium ion for your daily use one as you'll be charging/running daily. This will kill most NiMH...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Arsbars

One word. Karma! Good story

One word. Karma!

Good story
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,103
Posted By Arsbars

There are so many good lights out there now. ...

There are so many good lights out there now. Most people covered my key thoughts but to some it all up.
There's tons of good lights out there, I'm a big fan of buying what my local bike shop...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,093
Posted By Arsbars

I like to seperate my bag a bit more. My...

I like to seperate my bag a bit more. My electronics normally go in a ziplock bag, pens/money in another & so on. I used to carry my laptop in my messenger bag until I cracked it slightly one day. ...
08-23-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Arsbars

Yes everything is right hand thread. Your bottom...

Yes everything is right hand thread. Your bottom bracket could be english or italian, so take care of knowing which direction is cup goes.

With campy cranks PLEASE use a torque. Over tightening...
Forum: Southeast
08-23-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,095
Posted By Arsbars

Call the outlet to see if they have anything in...

Call the outlet to see if they have anything in your size before you drive all the way down there. 704-889-7420

Geometry is so spread out through the industry. Depending on the company I ride...
Forum: Southeast
08-22-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,095
Posted By Arsbars

Hey - I work at Bicycle Sport in South Charlotte....

Hey - I work at Bicycle Sport in South Charlotte.
There are some great deals on bikes right now due to the fact that the '08 models are starting to trickle through the door. Depending what your...
Forum: Southeast
08-15-07, 07:32 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,095
Posted By Arsbars

I'm in the huge old stone crossing community. It...

I'm in the huge old stone crossing community. It looks like they are widening back creek to open up the roads for more developements
Forum: Southeast
08-14-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,095
Posted By Arsbars

Sounds good to me. I live off Back Creek Church....

Sounds good to me. I live off Back Creek Church. Anyone in that area? I'm out of town this weekend but the following I am around!!
Forum: Southeast
08-11-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,095
Posted By Arsbars

I posted a year or so but wanted to post again. ...

I posted a year or so but wanted to post again. I work at Bicycle Sport in South Charlotte & live in university. Commute, MTB & Road bike so if you are looking for a riding partner or know of any...
Forum: Touring
03-24-06, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By Arsbars

Wow - how fun! Thanks for putting this together

Wow - how fun! Thanks for putting this together
Forum: Northeast
03-14-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By Arsbars

Have you tried MORE? They are a mtb group but...

Have you tried MORE? They are a mtb group but many of them ride road.

http://more-mtb.org

I no longer live in the DC area (moved in January) but there is Hynes (spell check me) Point where...
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Arsbars

Gotcha. Well hopefully we gave you some input...

Gotcha. Well hopefully we gave you some input that will help things a bit.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Arsbars

As everyone else has said. What is the bike to...

As everyone else has said. What is the bike to you? Is it comfortable and everything you want in a ride?

If you said no to any of these especially the COMFORT then start looking at a new bike. ...
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,009
Posted By Arsbars

That part of the post I agree with. BUT if I was...

That part of the post I agree with. BUT if I was on a multi day tour and water was rare I would carry one. On the sole purpose of not getting dehydrated.
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By Arsbars

If you are thinkin less expensive the Sugino line...

If you are thinkin less expensive the Sugino line is great. Also some shops have older Shimano laying around (Deore or LX) in square BB. The only thing I would recommend if you start looking for the...
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Arsbars

If I was buying a TOURING frame I would go with...

If I was buying a TOURING frame I would go with 26" at 5'10 and a pretty short upper body I would have toe-overlap horribly. Now the frame I am looking to get built is going to be for light touring...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,906
Posted By Arsbars

I unfortunately moved less than a mile from my...

I unfortunately moved less than a mile from my work. This means I can walk there in about 5 minutes with my dog. Commuting has always been one of my favorite things to do & now I'm walkin?!?!
...
03-06-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Arsbars

front is always better. I think 70% of your...

front is always better. I think 70% of your braking power is from your front brake.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-06, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Arsbars

dude are you in the states?

dude are you in the states?
01-15-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Arsbars

I really dont care if it comes through the shop...

I really dont care if it comes through the shop or not.. I just figured it would seem a bit safer through the shop then through myself.

Sorry if it seems like a ploy but it's not
01-15-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Arsbars

will do -- sorry for the problem.

will do -- sorry for the problem.
01-15-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Arsbars

i wish shops were that cool to do it. If you can...

i wish shops were that cool to do it. If you can round up a shop I'll be willing to do it that way..
01-15-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Arsbars

hey == i'm sorry about the photo. the person...

hey == i'm sorry about the photo. the person that designed our site actually did that.

if you link me to the photo with your copyright i'll get that one up.
Forum: Introductions
01-15-06, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Arsbars

Hey from Charlotte, NC!

Hey from Charlotte, NC!
01-15-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Arsbars

Took down the thread. sorry for trying to...

Took down the thread.


sorry for trying to encourage folks to get a bit of joy outta sharing.
01-02-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By Arsbars

I have an older Kelly Knobby-X with 1" headtube. ...

I have an older Kelly Knobby-X with 1" headtube. I've never had any issues with the bike or dealing with Chris.

I would buy another Kelly if I had the need no questions asked.

Ps- don't get...
12-27-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,781
Posted By Arsbars

wow - amazing. I need to find someone...

wow - amazing.

I need to find someone local that will do that.
12-27-05, 07:19 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,692
Posted By Arsbars

21 here.. It's not all it was chalked up to be.

21 here.. It's not all it was chalked up to be.
12-27-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By Arsbars

Has anyone else tried the velocity plugs?? Input...

Has anyone else tried the velocity plugs?? Input would be handyy
12-11-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,958
Posted By Arsbars

dont know if it was listed yet. But because it...

dont know if it was listed yet. But because it is my new home I have to put up a plug.


http://blacksheepcycles.com
11-25-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Arsbars

Welcome to the forums!! If you are trying...

Welcome to the forums!!


If you are trying to find answers for that bike (instead of making an introduction) try the cyclocross forum.

Welcome again!
09-15-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Arsbars

it sounds like $1300 was advertised price and the...

it sounds like $1300 was advertised price and the $1175 is the MSRP. Under dealer agreement they can't go below that unless it's for an employee or family member.
09-15-05, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,032
Posted By Arsbars

On most forks the arch and lower legs are...

On most forks the arch and lower legs are replacable.

Don't know exactly on his model.
09-15-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,032
Posted By Arsbars

wow.. where to start on this. Handlebars - a...

wow.. where to start on this.

Handlebars - a shop marks up the price of products. It's how they can stay in business. If they didn't - they would be charging 50% more for labor, and shipping.
...
Forum: Introductions
09-12-05, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Arsbars

Wen Which two models are you looking at?? ...

Wen

Which two models are you looking at??

-AJ
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-05, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Arsbars

From what the Giant rep told us.. Healthnet will...

From what the Giant rep told us.. Healthnet will be sponsored by cannondale next year.

Looks like they spent a pretty penny in getting the team as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-05, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By Arsbars

spokes do need to "seat" properly. Anytime you...

spokes do need to "seat" properly. Anytime you do any major truing or building of a wheel you have to relax the tension and seat the spokes into themselves.


Kind of late now, but something to...
09-05-05, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Arsbars

Sounds actually like the shim that Giant uses. ...

Sounds actually like the shim that Giant uses. Shouldn't be the seatpost or even the carbon/aluminum.

We've warrantied a few this year so it shouldn't be a large deal for the to get it in. Let me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-05, 06:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 56,478
Posted By Arsbars

Bicycle Retailer - the monthly mag for the...

Bicycle Retailer - the monthly mag for the industry has had in the past, usually once a year, a map of the United States. The map lists all the large frame builders. Trek and Specialized both have...
09-03-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,041
Posted By Arsbars

Hmm.. I want to join this, but I don't think I...

Hmm.. I want to join this, but I don't think I have a scale. Must go buy one!
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