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Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,998
Posted By Ziemas

Abus Granit 54 and Kryptonite NYFU. The...

Abus Granit 54 and Kryptonite NYFU. The Kryptonite had the slide-over, but if memory serves me correctly at some point it broke.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,708
Posted By Ziemas

Four Seasons all the way. Gatorskins are...

Four Seasons all the way. Gatorskins are terrifying when it's wet out. Switched years ago and have been happy ever since.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,998
Posted By Ziemas

I've used both, and one of the biggest...

I've used both, and one of the biggest differences in my experience is the lock cylinder itself. My Kryptonite would stick all the time, especially after rain. The Abus is still smooth as butter...
06-12-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,233
Posted By Ziemas

Isn't going to happen. IB owns vBulletin, thus BF...

Isn't going to happen. IB owns vBulletin, thus BF is stuck with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ziemas

Thanks for all the help, folks. After crunching...

Thanks for all the help, folks. After crunching the numbers and speaking with the seller it seems that the best option is to simply fly to the US and bring it back on the plane.


Never heard of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-16, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ziemas

Thanks for the idea. I'll look into it.

Thanks for the idea. I'll look into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ziemas

Thanks. One of the guys at the LBS I go to found...

Thanks. One of the guys at the LBS I go to found a bike he wants, and as he doesn't speak much English asked for my help in figuring out how to get it over here. They're great guys who don't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ziemas

Shipping A Bike To Europe - What's The Latest And Greatest Way?

Does anyone have any advice on shipping a complete bike from the US to Europe? The last time I did it was about 10 years ago via USPS and it was under $100. Now it's closer to $1000. There has to be...
01-01-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Ziemas

Thanks, it's now ad free. Are there any plans...

Thanks, it's now ad free. Are there any plans to add other functions to the mobile version such as the ability to quote and respond to posts, read and respond to pm, and see what the...
12-30-15, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Ziemas

No admin cares to respond to my question? What's...

No admin cares to respond to my question? What's going on with this site?
12-25-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Ziemas

I'm logged in and there are two giant banner ads...

I'm logged in and there are two giant banner ads on this page. In threads with more posts there are ads between the posts as well.
12-25-15, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Ziemas

Does anyone from BF care to address this?

Does anyone from BF care to address this?
12-23-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Ziemas

Why am I getting ads on the mobile version?

As a paid member why am I getting ads on the mobile version of BF? There are tons of them and they are quite intrusive.

Also, it's not aware on my device as it happens on multiple devices.
09-23-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Ziemas

The mobile site has had crippled functionality...

The mobile site has had crippled functionality since it was launched, and as is usual with Internet Brands they have showed no interest in making it more usable.
03-30-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ziemas

Internet Brands decided not to enable TapTalk on...

Internet Brands decided not to enable TapTalk on BF in hopes that people would buy the rubbish app they made for BF. It's not that the version of vBulletin isn't capable of supporting TapTalk, it's...
03-29-15, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ziemas

That's just one of many problems with the mobile...

That's just one of many problems with the mobile site. Internet Brands, the owner of BF, knows about but doesn't care about, fixing problems with the site. It's been this way since they bought BF.
02-26-15, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ziemas

You can't reply with a quote on the mobile page....

You can't reply with a quote on the mobile page. Like BF proper, it's full of technical problems.
01-08-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By Ziemas

I just got an email from them Uvex, and EN1078...

I just got an email from them Uvex, and EN1078 standard helmets aren't effected. The recall is only for the US.
01-05-15, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By Ziemas

I'm sure they have a backlog after the holidays....

I'm sure they have a backlog after the holidays. I just sent an email to the direct email of a customer service person I've dealt with before. I'll update if I get a response. It's possible that this...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-14, 02:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 77,552
Posted By Ziemas

All spot on except for the craft beer part....

All spot on except for the craft beer part. Europe has a vibrant and growing craft beer scene!
Forum: Commuting
10-29-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 77,552
Posted By Ziemas

Thanks for the link, but it looks like they only...

Thanks for the link, but it looks like they only sell complete bikes, and even none of them come close to being what I'm looking for.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 77,552
Posted By Ziemas

Frame and fork. I'm only looking for a frameset.

Frame and fork. I'm only looking for a frameset.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 77,552
Posted By Ziemas

Who in the EU makes anything similar to the Cross...

Who in the EU makes anything similar to the Cross Check for around 600 euro or less? Serious question as I'm looking for a new frame and want a city cross bike that can be ridden fixed and take a...
10-15-14, 01:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,214
Posted By Ziemas

One thing is for sure, and that is that the folks...

One thing is for sure, and that is that the folks with the bamboo structures aren't cycling all winter, at least not outside of the city center as the roads aren't plowed in many places, and it's a...
09-17-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ziemas

The Fenix ALB-10 is dead soild and has a proper...

The Fenix ALB-10 is dead soild and has a proper quick release. Not for skinflints, though as it's $20. Both my wife and I use them and find them far superior than any other mount due to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

Jaa, I hope it isn't what I was talking about...

Jaa, I hope it isn't what I was talking about earlier regarding companies changing their long standing core products for high-end fashion stuff. It is good to see that they still have replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

Perhaps it is a form of advertising, but odd...

Perhaps it is a form of advertising, but odd that the reasonably priced pumps are missing from their website. They are great pumps; I've got two of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

Sadly there aren't any less expensive pumps on...

Sadly there aren't any less expensive pumps on their webpage. The $450 is the only one that I could find. If someone else saw one that I missed please point it out.

Also, why doesn't it come...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Ziemas

If you are dead set on a cable lock, something...

If you are dead set on a cable lock, something armoured like the Abus Steel-o-flex is the best you'll find. A friend of mine uses one and is happy with it. He's bike is a cheap beater, and there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Ziemas

Not one that you can easily carry. Check out the...

Not one that you can easily carry. Check out the Abus Bordo or something similar as they can be mounted on bottle cage mounts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

The only difference I noticed in the specs is...

The only difference I noticed in the specs is that the gauge has a smaller margin of error, 1% compared to 5% on the standard pumps. Can't really see how that will effect anyone in real world...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

How does this perform better than my bog standard...

How does this perform better than my bog standard Super Pista? What substantial benefits, aside from atheistics and bragging rights does it offer or my Super Pista? The Super Pista is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ziemas

Having used both the GatorSkin and the 4s, I...

Having used both the GatorSkin and the 4s, I greatly prefer the 4s as I think it has a better ride and is much, much, better in the wet. On the down side it won't last as long as the GatorSkin. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

As side from bragging rights (a form of fashion,...

As side from bragging rights (a form of fashion, I'd say) why would one need a 12,000 psi race car and airplane brake hose to pump up their bike tires? Sure seems like a fashion element to me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-14, 02:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

Jaa, I think I'll pass on those. Ralpha too. I've...

Jaa, I think I'll pass on those. Ralpha too. I've got no problem paying good money for quality items, but it seems lately the trend in the biking world has been one of fashion first, which seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,273
Posted By Ziemas

First Brooks, and now Silca. What's up with all...

First Brooks, and now Silca. What's up with all these companies making extremely expensive yuppie 'lifestyle' items?

I'm a fan of good design and aesthetics, but when I read something like the...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,310
Posted By Ziemas

The Hurricane is a really nice tire for the...

The Hurricane is a really nice tire for the price. I've got a set on the bike I loan to people. and all have been happy with them. Can't be beat for about 12 euro apiece.
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Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 12:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,310
Posted By Ziemas

Marathon Supreme are great in the rain, but my...

Marathon Supreme are great in the rain, but my wife and I have had far too many flats with them for a tire that costs so much. Plus, the sidewalls are rubbish.

They have a great ride and are...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,271
Posted By Ziemas

Wow, this thread is full of all sorts of...

Wow, this thread is full of all sorts of creepiness....
07-28-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ziemas

Never. What possible real world use could it have...

Never. What possible real world use could it have for a cyclist?
07-27-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Ziemas

Sixty euro is something like 5 kebabs and beers....

Sixty euro is something like 5 kebabs and beers. Shouldn't really take you that long to save it up before uni starts.
07-26-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,152
Posted By Ziemas

It's not a prejudice, it's based on actual...

It's not a prejudice, it's based on actual experiences, and is shared amongst the vast majority of serious cyclists I know. Folks who ride a lot in these parts know better.
07-26-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,152
Posted By Ziemas

I never said that everyone with headphones is an...

I never said that everyone with headphones is an idiot rider, but the majority of idiot riders I, and others I've spoken with here in Riga, are wearing headphones. Hell, I was almost hit by one...
07-26-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,152
Posted By Ziemas

Problem is is that it does effect me. When need...

Problem is is that it does effect me. When need to communicate that I'm passing someone, and they can't hear me and veer into me it's dangerous. Not to mention the idiots that ride on the sidewalk...
07-26-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,152
Posted By Ziemas

Much narrower. This is a two lane bike lane,...

Much narrower. This is a two lane bike lane, traffic in both directions. It gets pretty busy during rush hour.
...
07-25-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Ziemas

Check out the Abus Granit 54 lock. It's a little...

Check out the Abus Granit 54 lock. It's a little wider than the Kryptonite, and can fit around European traffic light posts. Should be able to find one online for around 60 euro.
07-24-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,152
Posted By Ziemas

On narrow cycle roads it can be difficult to pass...

On narrow cycle roads it can be difficult to pass if someone is weaving or riding in the center of the lane. A quick ring of a bell solves the problem. Simple problems, simple solutions. Being aware...
07-24-14, 12:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,394
Posted By Ziemas

Every lock I've ever seen is measured ID not OD. ...

Every lock I've ever seen is measured ID not OD. Plus, if the measurements were ID the lock would be completely useless.
07-24-14, 12:26 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,152
Posted By Ziemas

Socially adjusted people generally just ring...

Socially adjusted people generally just ring their bell. Likewise, the socially adjusted people in front of them move over a bit to let them pass. If, of course, they can actually hear them.....
Forum: Commuting
07-21-14, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,578
Posted By Ziemas

Not really. Check out the geometry, it's quite...

Not really. Check out the geometry, it's quite different in BB drop and TT length. Plus there are issues mounting racks on it.
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