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07-31-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By DHPflaumer

When in doubt, Velo Orange...

When in doubt, Velo Orange (https://velo-orange.com/collections/grips-wraps/products/velo-orange-bar-plugs) is your friend!...
07-31-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By DHPflaumer

Oh man it's beautiful! Sorry I never got back to...

Oh man it's beautiful! Sorry I never got back to your message, it has been a CRAZY summer so far (I've been out of town every other weekend AND I started a new job a few weeks ago).

Anyway,...
07-29-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By DHPflaumer

I don't see why not, the spacing is the same....

I don't see why not, the spacing is the same. Just be careful to buy compatible parts. I'm also not sure how worth it it will be to splash out the money for one more gear, but that's your choice!
07-29-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By DHPflaumer

I can't think of a public repair station in...

I can't think of a public repair station in Providence (I used to be the state bike planner). Dash Bicycle used to have one but it got destroyed. Borealis Coffee in Riverside (~5 miles from Brown)...
07-29-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By DHPflaumer

Oh yeah I use these exclusively- I actually just...

Oh yeah I use these exclusively- I actually just got another pair in the mail to go with the Masi Giramondo 27.5 I ordered over the weekend. I love them because I have a strong tendency to ride all...
07-28-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 672,495
Posted By DHPflaumer

Hey I finally got a picture of me with my bike! ...

Hey I finally got a picture of me with my bike!

The bicycle is the very first production Norther Klickitat Pass (https://northercycles.squarespace.com/build-photos-testimonials). The location is...
07-21-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,762
Posted By DHPflaumer

I generally stop doing fun rides when the weather...

I generally stop doing fun rides when the weather breaks 100F. I will, however, still do my commute.
07-15-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,829
Posted By DHPflaumer

I run a traditional randonneur bike setup and I...

I run a traditional randonneur bike setup and I have to say that I love downtube shifters. Sure, you have to think a little bit but that's pretty true with barends too. I initially made the switch...
07-11-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By DHPflaumer

I actually have one of these. It lives on a Surly...

I actually have one of these. It lives on a Surly Cross Check that I used for commuting and I've had it there for about two years- maybe 1000 miles? (it's not my favorite bike). I also have a navy...
07-10-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 21,566
Posted By DHPflaumer

Ooooh neat! I think I might need to take the...

Ooooh neat! I think I might need to take the wheels off my Norther and go play around with some vintage stuff in the basement now...
07-10-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 21,566
Posted By DHPflaumer

Any updates to this project? It's absolutely...

Any updates to this project?

It's absolutely beautiful but I'll admit that I'm a little curious about how you handle the increased tire volume and fenders with horizontal dropouts!
Forum: Introductions
07-06-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By DHPflaumer

I always start my rides from home- I try to avoid...

I always start my rides from home- I try to avoid driving to ride my bike. I quit my job earlier this year so I've been riding lots of weird days/times but I should be starting a new one soon (I've...
06-24-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By DHPflaumer

Congrats on the recovery! My only "injuries"...

Congrats on the recovery!

My only "injuries" right now are the permanent bruises all over my legs that only show themselves in shorts season. I'm not the most graceful rider/anythinger.

I did...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,229
Posted By DHPflaumer

I'm late to the party but awesome call on the...

I'm late to the party but awesome call on the Pack Rat! If they had made them a few years ago I would have one instead of my CC. While the CC handles a front load alright, it is noticeably worse at...
06-23-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By DHPflaumer

Those are all solid choices, though I'll echo the...

Those are all solid choices, though I'll echo the comment that they are all generally more touring oriented.

As for the rumor that the LHT needs to be loaded all the time... That's crap. I have...
06-23-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,537
Posted By DHPflaumer

It was beautiful out so we rode out to a lake to...

It was beautiful out so we rode out to a lake to enjoy the beautiful day. Proceeded to get caught in crazy thunderstorms and hail, wound up spending most of the time taking shelter in a park...
06-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,335
Posted By DHPflaumer

Well that is absolutely lovely

Well that is absolutely lovely
Forum: Introductions
06-21-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By DHPflaumer

Welcome! Drop me a line if you even find yourself...

Welcome! Drop me a line if you even find yourself in Lil Rhody!
Forum: Introductions
06-21-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By DHPflaumer

Nice! My wife is from High Point and we're App...

Nice! My wife is from High Point and we're App State alums.
06-21-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By DHPflaumer

I've donated two to our local nonprofit shop and...

I've donated two to our local nonprofit shop and given two to friends who bought cool vintage bikes with shredded older saddles. I built up two of the last three bikes I got on my own though, so I...
06-17-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By DHPflaumer

Same price range as the Chesters, but I REALLY...

Same price range as the Chesters, but I REALLY love the MKS Lambda pedals.
...
06-17-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,936
Posted By DHPflaumer

To be fair... I didn't have a beard or tattoos...

To be fair... I didn't have a beard or tattoos when I was 15 either. I looked an awful lot like a Brady Bunch kid then because I was... Wait for it... A kid.

Now I (30 years old) have a beard, no...
06-16-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,268
Posted By DHPflaumer

I like 99% of it- brakes don't bother me, wheels...

I like 99% of it- brakes don't bother me, wheels are fun, even swapping tires and adding/removing fenders are fine by me. I like doing weird projects, too. Lug lining, polishing/brushing selective...
06-15-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,021
Posted By DHPflaumer

Does extreme color coordination count? I like 2-3...

Does extreme color coordination count? I like 2-3 colors on a bike with every possible thing keyed in. So I've got a lot of brown and brass on my green Norther, a lot of navy on my creme and green...
06-14-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,989
Posted By DHPflaumer

Oh no now I want gold ones...

Oh no now I want gold ones...
06-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By DHPflaumer

I never had a problem with them, but I also...

I never had a problem with them, but I also rarely rode this bike more than 30 or so miles. I don't think I'd be as comfortable doing something like my current riding without them at all. Maybe I'll...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,547
Posted By DHPflaumer

Where I used to live had a place that served...

Where I used to live had a place that served really good breakfast poutine. Fries, cheese curds, sausage gravy, two fried eggs on top. It will kill you but it was TRULY GOOD.
06-11-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By DHPflaumer

Eh? I guess it depends on what worth it means to...

Eh? I guess it depends on what worth it means to you. I've been riding these Tektros for several years now and ever had a problem. I also find them pretty easy to adjust, which is nice. My only real...
06-11-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,648
Posted By DHPflaumer

Do the ones that lots of shops throw onto bikes...

Do the ones that lots of shops throw onto bikes you buy count? When I bought my Surly I actually told them not to bother putting them on as I was just going to take them off as soon as I got home....
06-11-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,710
Posted By DHPflaumer

I get what you're going for here but let's admit...

I get what you're going for here but let's admit that a huge amount of personal preference goes into fit, too. Personally, I like a larger frame and a shorter stem while my wife, the same height and...
06-11-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By DHPflaumer

I had a set of these and absolutely hated them. I...

I had a set of these and absolutely hated them. I had no end of trouble trying to get the right adjustment and finally threw in the towel. Incidentally, they were going on a Soma Grand Randonneur. I...
06-11-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By DHPflaumer

I think this is the best I've got and it doesn't...

I think this is the best I've got and it doesn't show the color particularly well. I also hadn't gotten around to swapping out the cables. It's been sitting in my basement for like two years now...
06-11-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By DHPflaumer

OH NO now I'll never unthink that! Hard to go...

OH NO now I'll never unthink that! Hard to go wrong with a classic anyway! To be fair, the bike I have that color scheme on is a MUCH darker purple...
06-11-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By DHPflaumer

It's beautiful! I'm particularly a fan of purple...

It's beautiful! I'm particularly a fan of purple and green for some reason so I'd probably pick up a pair of green brooks saddles, lime newbaums tape (I don't like padding), and some lime green...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By DHPflaumer

Welcome! My big bicycle goal is to travel to...

Welcome! My big bicycle goal is to travel to France and do some vintage bicycle shopping, particularly for a tandem!
Forum: Introductions
06-11-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By DHPflaumer

Welcome! I'm an Indiana native myself!

Welcome! I'm an Indiana native myself!
06-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By DHPflaumer

Welcome to the club! I've got a set of 650b VO...

Welcome to the club! I've got a set of 650b VO rims on my bike while my wife has some 650b Pacentis. I have mounted the same set of tires on both of them on several occasions and while mine are never...
06-10-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,648
Posted By DHPflaumer

I know this is a fun jokey thread to counter our...

I know this is a fun jokey thread to counter our resident troll of the moment but...

I actually love the Shimano Saint pedals I bought winter of 2017/2018. I found them new for like $40 and they...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,318
Views: 914,015
Posted By DHPflaumer

You could say I had a good ride! 30ish miles,...

You could say I had a good ride! 30ish miles, nothing crazy. Lots of trails in the woods, some in some grassland/swampy thing, some wildly overgrown. I'm bleeding in lots of places from thorns but I...
06-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,936
Posted By DHPflaumer

I've got to say... A TRULY GOOD BICYCLE and a...

I've got to say... A TRULY GOOD BICYCLE and a bicycle you enjoy are two totally different things. You enjoyed your MGWard bike for $99, I enjoyed the $100 department store bikes I had when I was a...
06-10-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By DHPflaumer

I typed the larger paragraph first, but I do want...

I typed the larger paragraph first, but I do want to add a bit of a disclaimer up front. Bike shops deal with... LOTS of really bad customers on a regular basis. People who want ebay prices, people...
06-10-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By DHPflaumer

I've also never owned a SA but I've got a pair of...

I've also never owned a SA but I've got a pair of well-loved Brooks B17s (in navy and green) that I really thought were as good as it got for a saddle. But... When I got my Norther I opted to splurge...
06-10-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,537
Posted By DHPflaumer

I've been kicking around taking the fenders off...

I've been kicking around taking the fenders off my Norther for a few weeks now so I could slap my 47mm tires on. Really glad I finally did as my local shop did a ride yesterday. The plan was 10ish...
06-09-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By DHPflaumer

Aww man! I was in grad school in Muncie through...

Aww man! I was in grad school in Muncie through 2015 but I've been in Rhode Island for the last four years. There was nothing this cool while I was there, not that I would have appreciated it...
06-07-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By DHPflaumer

WTB Horizons are pretty great road tires for...

WTB Horizons are pretty great road tires for 650b/27.5 bikes. I really, really like my set but took them off so I could fit full fenders. Every once in a while I think about taking the fenders off...
06-07-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,757
Posted By DHPflaumer

I'm under 200lbs now but I absolutely wasn't when...

I'm under 200lbs now but I absolutely wasn't when I got really into riding a few years ago (through about last summer) so hopefully this slimmed down dude is still allowed here!



I'm in the...
06-06-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By DHPflaumer

I recommend picking up a vintage bike or two to...

I recommend picking up a vintage bike or two to get your feet wet. They're generally pretty bombproof and forgiving to learn on.
06-06-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By DHPflaumer

Seconding the rec to just go ahead and buy a tube...

Seconding the rec to just go ahead and buy a tube of Phil Wood grease. I've built (and heavily swapped parts on) three bikes with mine over the last few years and I still have plenty left for the...
Forum: Northeast
06-06-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,956
Posted By DHPflaumer

Hmm... I'm dating a lady from Tewksbury (who also...

Hmm... I'm dating a lady from Tewksbury (who also lives in PVD now) and apparently it's a good stopover on the way to Maine. I'll have to report back in on riding conditions.
Forum: Northeast
06-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,558
Posted By DHPflaumer

Well now I have a new adventure to go on this...

Well now I have a new adventure to go on this summer!
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