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Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By kyledr

Looking for just one sided panniers. From my...

Looking for just one sided panniers. From my research the lighter panniers generally aren't much different in cost especially when considering light panniers might be 1kg or more lighter than heavy...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By kyledr

Lightweight Pannier

Hi I'm looking for an around town pannier that can hold a 15" laptop, misc cables and things, small amount of papers, a lock, and a change of clothes. I'm wondering if the Chrome rolltop 20 pannier...
Forum: Touring
08-06-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead...

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead hook 25mm, or something else? I'm strongly considering going tubeless, and would rather get a rim that will be easier to make tubeless (which I think...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead...

Should I go hookless 30mm, bead hook 30mm, bead hook 25mm, or something else? I'm strongly considering going tubeless, and would rather get a rim that will be easier to make tubeless (which I think...
Forum: Touring
08-05-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

I've been reading. Some bike thieves here are...

I've been reading. Some bike thieves here are serial bike thieves who know somewhat advanced techniques for stealing wheels/bikes. From what I've been reading, Pitlock/Pinheads might not even be good...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

Yeah mate, I joined this forum 9 years ago, but...

Yeah mate, I joined this forum 9 years ago, but I've never ridden a bike. Thanks for the advice.

I ordered the parts. The bike has drifted away from what most would consider a "touring" bike,...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Just ordered the parts. I'll try to remember to...

Just ordered the parts. I'll try to remember to post pics when it's built.
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

http://fcdn.roadbikereview.com/attachments/cyclocr...

http://fcdn.roadbikereview.com/attachments/cyclocross/299654d1409331853-cyclocross-specific-chinese-carbon-first.jpg

Does this look like it has enough clearance for full fenders? If so I might...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

That's one hell of a bike. No I would not...

That's one hell of a bike.

No I would not leave a bike locked up overnight in Oakland. The worst case scenario would be going out on the weekend and coming back home around midnight. Probably some...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

I'm hoping to use Alfine 11 over the 8. With disc...

I'm hoping to use Alfine 11 over the 8. With disc brakes the brake reach should not be an issue (never used them, but I hope that's right).
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

I didn't know the exact difference, thanks. I...

I didn't know the exact difference, thanks. I knew the Rohloff went lower (why I wanted it), but it's looking like my area is so bad people might cut the spokes for the Rohloff. Based on this chart...
Forum: Touring
08-03-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

Just discovered cheap carbon cyclocross frames on...

Just discovered cheap carbon cyclocross frames on eBay. I could build a bike for a reasonable price this way, I think. I assume there's some weight limit that's not too high for such a rack mount. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Ooh, just found cheap carbon frames on eBay. They...

Ooh, just found cheap carbon frames on eBay. They make a good cross frame that's very light and has mounts for fenders, does disc brakes and wide tires. I'd build it as 650b with Alfine, and I think...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Wow a Cannondale Synapse looks like it's pretty...

Wow a Cannondale Synapse looks like it's pretty good. I'll keep my eye out for a used one and see if it would be a good 650b Alfine candidate.
Forum: Touring
08-03-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

I'm thinking more of general transit + occasional...

I'm thinking more of general transit + occasional credit card touring. One bike I like the look of is the Cannondale Synapse. I could probably snag a used one for cheap enough, maybe convert it to...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Used carbon and keeping the gears is actually...

Used carbon and keeping the gears is actually sometimes very cheap with all the selection of bikes here in the Bay Area. Some disc bikes look like they would be ideal for conversion to 650b. So...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Thanks wphamilton maybe I'll do just that--find a...

Thanks wphamilton maybe I'll do just that--find a used carbon bike and just do the quick release fender/rack mounts. Not sure why I was so set on having built-in brazons for fender/rack attachment.
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Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

I never asked for a bike that costs a few hundred...

I never asked for a bike that costs a few hundred dollars. Here's a bike that meets my criteria for a do it all bike (not sure about the weight part) and under 2k as asked for: Thorn Reynolds 853...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 12:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

If I had all of the answers when I started this...

If I had all of the answers when I started this thread, I wouldn't have posted it. Please stay on topic or don't reply.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 12:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Looks like you may have read my updated post in...

Looks like you may have read my updated post in the touring section. Basically I realized the 2k budget was a bit of a problem. The reason is that few makers have whole bikes the way I want, and the...
Forum: Touring
08-02-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

Had to do this myself... This is with canti...

Had to do this myself... This is with canti brakes, but adjust slightly for disks if so...

BB+crank+chainring+bolts = 816
Stem = 150
headset = 75
Brakes 115 x 2 = 230
Shifter = ~100g (unknown)...
Forum: Touring
08-02-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

I'm in the United States. I mean road...

I'm in the United States.

I mean road bars/drop bars, you know, the bars you see on any road bike. I'm open to straight bars or the other odd bars I've seen on touring bikes.

To be a little...
Forum: Touring
08-02-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,618
Posted By kyledr

Dream touring/commuter bike

I posted in the commuter section, but I'm realizing that what I really want is a touring bicycle. Here's a rough idea of what I'm thinking: very light steel frame (I'm used to late 70s to early 90s...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

What if I did away with that pesky budget...

What if I did away with that pesky budget requirement? For a custom frame, what is the lightest steel tubing that would be sane to use for commuting? If I go with a Rohloff Speedhub, do you think I...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Let's stay focused, people of the Internet. Not...

Let's stay focused, people of the Internet. Not interested in a fixed gear (read above, I have a 15-16 lb fixed gear). The bike should ideally be light (sub 20 lbs pre rack and fenders), wide...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

It's actually really hard to find a lightweight...

It's actually really hard to find a lightweight vintage steel bike that has any brazons/eyelets for fenders and rack. Most touring bikes are heavy and most light bikes have no brazons and rarely have...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

I would be ok with sanding the paint off and...

I would be ok with sanding the paint off and spraying clear to make it look ****ty. I really don't want a flashy bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Under 2k budget ideally lower is better (low 1k...

Under 2k budget ideally lower is better (low 1k or high hundreds ideal). I live in Oakland CA. Theft is very high here but I store it in my apartment which is safe. I am not opposed to destroying the...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By kyledr

Best commuting bike?

Looking to buy or build a bike for general riding around town and commuting. Used or new ok. Ideally I would carry things in a saddle bag or on a rack instead of a bag on my back. My priorities are...
Forum: Touring
02-25-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By kyledr

It's both. I'll be a student with a bike for the...

It's both. I'll be a student with a bike for the semester, and then I have a month of free time afterwards to tour, so I'd like to bring my bike. If it's fairly easy to find well-priced, used...
Forum: Touring
02-25-08, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By kyledr

Travelling Internationally with Bike

Hey, I read some on this, but it seems unclear to me about some stuff. Seems many just get a free box from their LBS (which I can do), disassemble the bike (which I can do), and take it as a second...
Forum: Touring
07-09-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By kyledr

are there enough hostels that i can find rural...

are there enough hostels that i can find rural ones as needed? I don't mind doing the rural thing since I have an excellent mode of transportation with me. :)
Forum: Touring
07-08-07, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By kyledr

If I felt like adding a one person tent or...

If I felt like adding a one person tent or hammock + sleeping bag (very light one), do you think I'd still be able to fit the gear in a front and rear bag like that? I wouldn't be carrying food or...
Forum: Touring
07-08-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By kyledr

The time is during the summer... June to August....

The time is during the summer... June to August. I don't know what I'd do if I can't go to hostels. =/
Forum: Touring
07-08-07, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By kyledr

Hostelling in Europe

I'm wondering if it's feasible to expect to be able to find a hostel every night without reservations. I'd prefer not to bring camping gear as I want to put down a lot of miles and I'd prefer to be...
Forum: Touring
07-08-07, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By kyledr

Front and Rear Bags

I'm planning on some light touring so I'm thinking front and rear bags. For rear I'm pretty sure the Nelson longflap is what I want. I don't know if I need a rack to use it, but I do think I'll use...
Forum: Touring
07-03-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By kyledr

How much do you champion flyer people weigh? It...

How much do you champion flyer people weigh? It sounds like it very well could be better, but perhaps that's for different reasons. I'm 140 lbs, so maybe I don't need springs so bad, you know?
Forum: Touring
06-23-07, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By kyledr

Yeah, I was wondering about drilling. My touring...

Yeah, I was wondering about drilling. My touring bike is schrader, and it irks me... I so love my slender presta valves. Man I'm a dork.
Forum: Touring
06-23-07, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By kyledr

On a 32 hole rim with a rohloff, I'd be more...

On a 32 hole rim with a rohloff, I'd be more worried about spoke breakage. I don't know how much concern you should have over that, though, because I don't know jack about MTB stuff/sizes.
Forum: Touring
06-23-07, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By kyledr

38s on Deep Vs sounds like trouble to me.

38s on Deep Vs sounds like trouble to me.
Forum: Touring
06-22-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By kyledr

It's too narrow. For touring from Velocity you...

It's too narrow. For touring from Velocity you want the Dyad. Sadly, I believe it's lighter than the deep V, but it can take wider tires.
Forum: Touring
06-22-07, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By kyledr

Yeah, just in case you haven't realized how...

Yeah, just in case you haven't realized how painfully obvious the answer to your question is, imagine this:

You're going down the biggest hill you'll be riding on (for me, this is probably...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,986
Posted By kyledr

I find it hard to believe that he would say...

I find it hard to believe that he would say Velocity is more true than Mavic, especially since I've read him stating that Velocity and Mavic are comparable in that regard (both being better than Sun,...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,129
Posted By kyledr

Making it yourself costs even less...

Making it yourself costs even less...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By kyledr

A little tip... The way I learn to get the feel...

A little tip... The way I learn to get the feel is I pull the lever somewhat quickly until the new ring engages, and then I pull back slightly. If there's no noise, I'm good. This allows you fast...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By kyledr

Read it again, or maybe I wrote it misleadingly,...

Read it again, or maybe I wrote it misleadingly, but I was suggesting that he might only like rustic stuff, but I don't mind if something is rustic or not. I certainly know the area is not rustic.
Forum: Touring
06-20-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By kyledr

Hmm, well I may have to add Corsica to the route,...

Hmm, well I may have to add Corsica to the route, but I still don't understand what's so bad about this area. Is it that the roads are unsafe? Did you not like it because you prefer rustic scenery?...
Forum: Touring
06-20-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By kyledr

Well if it was so bad that it's almost...

Well if it was so bad that it's almost unrideable, I wouldn't go. It's really curiosity more than anything though.
Forum: Touring
06-20-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By kyledr

Well is it dangerous traffic? I ride through...

Well is it dangerous traffic? I ride through heavily trafficked areas on a regular basis, so it's not like riding with cars will be devastating, but being hit by cars... another story. I really...
Forum: Touring
06-20-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By kyledr

You really think going to that area along the...

You really think going to that area along the coast would be that bad? It's kind of funny because my mom told me not to go there because she said it had lots of traffic when she went there probably...
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