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01-20-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,719
Posted By BattleRabbit

I'm ok with weak, today I was dealing with nearly...

I'm ok with weak, today I was dealing with nearly no brakes!

I'll look into those. Have you used them in this sort of application?
01-20-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,719
Posted By BattleRabbit

Best brake pads for a bike with chrome rims

Ok, so I started riding my old Schwinn Continental around Albany after storing it inside. As I rode, the rims/brakes got colder, and the slick shoulders made everything a little damp. Braking...
09-30-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By BattleRabbit

Exactly! I've been using my Schwinn Continental...

Exactly! I've been using my Schwinn Continental around Albany, and Albany streets are dreadful. It's tight as a drum and very comfy. Add a Brooks suspended saddle if you want a bit more cushion.
09-30-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By BattleRabbit

What about an old Peugeot Mixte or a Schwinn...

What about an old Peugeot Mixte or a Schwinn Suburban? Personally, I like the Suburban a lot. A professor at my school has one with a front basket and fenders and it looks really nice. Build it up...
09-30-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,398
Posted By BattleRabbit

Ok, you're right. It's the bar ends that only...

Ok, you're right. It's the bar ends that only come in 7, 8, and 9 speed.
Forum: Foo
09-30-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,585,100
Posted By BattleRabbit

I've never had a CRX, I'll admit, but that's why...

I've never had a CRX, I'll admit, but that's why I included the Golf GTI in my post. I have a lot of seat time in all generations of GTI, and while I'd be grossly faster down a good road in a MkVI...
Forum: Foo
09-30-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,585,100
Posted By BattleRabbit

Numbers don't tell the whole story. The Veloster...

Numbers don't tell the whole story. The Veloster Turbo is pretty darn quick, but the steering is pretty numb and the chassis tuning is merely ok. On a track the Veloster would eat the CRX Si alive, I...
Forum: Foo
09-30-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,585,100
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://65porsche.com/DSC_0683.jpg My favorite...

http://65porsche.com/DSC_0683.jpg
My favorite sports car, and probably one of the top 10 sports cars of all time... I put my money where my mouth is and bought its closed-top brother for myself.
09-30-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,860
Posted By BattleRabbit

Best aluminum wheels and fenders for a Schwinn Continental?

Ok, so I realize a Continental isn't a "special" bike, but mine is pretty flawless and I don't want to bugger it up irreversibly. I ride the bike a lot, and the chrome rims leave a lot to be desired...
09-30-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,398
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/Images/Detail/Tipo%...

http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/Images/Detail/Tipo%20Corsa%20Frameset%202012.jpg

I also like the current Bianchi Tipo Corsa, despite the vertical dropouts.
09-30-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,398
Posted By BattleRabbit

I think Shimano's only DT shifters are of the...

I think Shimano's only DT shifters are of the Dura Ace variety at the moment, and they index for 7/8-speed(but I believe they have enough range to do 10-speed if not set to index).
08-19-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,297
Posted By BattleRabbit

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My Franken-Le Tour has a few thousand on it, and it's a definite old entry...
08-16-12, 06:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,793
Posted By BattleRabbit

I have a Suntour accushift rd, and two different...

I have a Suntour accushift rd, and two different wheels. One has a Suntour freewheel and the other Shimano. I can only get it to index properly with the Shimano freewheel.... But then I'm using...
08-08-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,424
Posted By BattleRabbit

I got my first C&V bike in 2008, I was 17, and it...

I got my first C&V bike in 2008, I was 17, and it was somewhere around there too! Early 1990s Bianchi Strada LX. That bike donated its gruppo to a Schwinn Le Tour in 2010 because the Schwinn fit...
08-08-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/98cda79e.jpg
sunset on my street
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/f2bb05ff.jpg
Pieces for my cardboard aircraft...
08-07-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By BattleRabbit

Leave it alone until something breaks!* *I...

Leave it alone until something breaks!*

*I mean, maintain it, lube everything thoroughly and don't just wontonly replace stuff.

Honestly, I'm sure it's a great bike for day to day use. If...
08-07-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 836,894
Posted By BattleRabbit

Maybe there are a lot of bike-forum'ers around...

Maybe there are a lot of bike-forum'ers around you? I've never seen your daughter(nor do I mean to be creeping on your daughter), but if I saw a girl
on that bike I'D stare. That's a fantastic bike....
08-05-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,645
Posted By BattleRabbit

Geez. Not sure how I missed the derailleur. [runs...

Geez. Not sure how I missed the derailleur. [runs off and hides in corner of shame]
08-05-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,645
Posted By BattleRabbit

That is beyond cool. Is the drive a 1x5?

That is beyond cool. Is the drive a 1x5?
08-05-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/121a1a7f.jpg

A smidge of Instagram. Schwinn Continental at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga.
08-05-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,268,642
Posted By BattleRabbit

Well, the Brooks Team Pro and Swallow both do...

Well, the Brooks Team Pro and Swallow both do better with more drop than the B17. It is always better to adjust what you have before you go out and spend money you might not need to though.

It is...
06-28-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/ed34c79d.jpg

Swapped my vintage "Schwinn Approved" rack from the Le Tour and threw it on the Continental.
05-06-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 3,228,201
Posted By BattleRabbit

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http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/dba7447b.jpg

Found this very grimy Gary Fisher in ny aunt and uncle's barn. Very dirty, and the rubber parts were all pretty shot, but it...
04-01-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,901
Posted By BattleRabbit

You were riding down my street today! I totally...

You were riding down my street today! I totally saw your bike. I was going to shout and say hi, but you were out of range by the time I realized why I recognized your bike.
02-16-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 836,894
Posted By BattleRabbit

... What size?

... What size?
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15,496
Views: 11,625,606
Posted By BattleRabbit

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http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/296c2e28.jpg

Removed the rack, panniers, and toe clips. The rack and panniers are great when I go shopping, but are way more cumbersome...
Forum: Foo
02-13-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,585,100
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/plugins/Postvi...

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/plugins/PostviaEmail/images/1955_Studebaker_President_Speedster_For_Sale_Front_resize.jpg

My favorite American car of the fifties, the 1955 Studebaker President...
01-28-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/5b759ee9.jpg
Rode to the co-op, and shared the rack with another Schwinner.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By BattleRabbit

Well, the thing with the zipties is you have to...

Well, the thing with the zipties is you have to forego one brake to use them on a non-fixed gear(unless you have discs), and they aren't much good at decreasing lateral motion. They are a big help...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By BattleRabbit

I have 700x28c on right now, and they're pretty...

I have 700x28c on right now, and they're pretty rubbish in snow and slush. The only bike I ever rode in the snow with 700x23c slicks was a fixed gear with a "ziptie snow tire" rear wheel. That was...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By BattleRabbit

Got caught in the snow on semi-slicks...

... And I spent most of my ride home from school feeling like this guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8hJWKIVNs
(last 2 minutes)

I learned my lesson. Snow + 700x28 semi-slicks + corncob...
01-17-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 814,859
Posted By BattleRabbit

Always wear a helmet? Even on the trainer? ...

Always wear a helmet? Even on the trainer?

Good resolution, but seems a little much inside!

Me, I should probably wear body armor when i work on my bike. I don't have a stand, and it always...
01-17-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 814,859
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/DSCN4265.jpg
Slightly grainy scanned shot of me from the cover of my buddy's photography project.
None of my friends ride, so I'm always out...
01-17-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By BattleRabbit

And those who street park and will never have...

And those who street park and will never have that problem!

I do have a garage, it is just 40 miles from where I live and has my Porsche 356B in it. The Golf only goes inside when it is broken.
01-08-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By BattleRabbit

Yup, I've been wanting mounts like those for a...

Yup, I've been wanting mounts like those for a while. It'll let me take my Schwinn more places that I couldn't before because fenders and fork-mount carriers don't mix.
01-08-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By BattleRabbit

C&V Find of a different(but still cycling related) sort.

So, last night on my way home from a friend's house the clamp on my Thule Peloton mount failed, causing my Rockhopper to fall over on my roof. Luckily it became entangled in the custom little red...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15,496
Views: 11,625,606
Posted By BattleRabbit

I was actually rather foolish and paid like $200...

I was actually rather foolish and paid like $200 for the darn thing, because it was set up as a fixie at the time. Almost all the components are off a Bianchi Strada LX that I got for free. I wound...
12-28-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/6eea1017.jpg
My dog, the morning after Christmas.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15,496
Views: 11,625,606
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/0bcbb55a.jpg

The Velo-Orange catalog puked on my bike! Thank you cyclin' Santa!
I bought some new lights too, the Sigma 3-LED headlight...
12-15-11, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/DSCN4265.jpg

A rare photo of me sans-beard, taken by my art-student friend for a project.
12-06-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,861
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabb...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb45/BattleRabbitBand/b1a786d6.jpg

From a few nights ago, my dog looking for handouts!
11-30-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 37,809
Posted By BattleRabbit

The more I see the Trek/Gary Fisher Sawyer, the...

The more I see the Trek/Gary Fisher Sawyer, the more I want it.
http://www.wired.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/trek-garyfisher.jpeg
Forum: Foo
11-28-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,585,100
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/201099447_fc6d7a...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/201099447_fc6d7abd08_b.jpg
Pretttttyyyyy.
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9243/f40bicitetto.jpg
Awesome.
http://www.abload.de/img/_hrt9303ls5b.jpg...
11-23-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,021
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://images1.showmethead.com/nlarge/bike_for_275...

http://images1.showmethead.com/nlarge/bike_for_275_21034413.jpg

The 1987 Schwinns were pretty sweet. Contrasting seat-tubes!
11-22-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,025
Posted By BattleRabbit

This thread makes me REALLY want a real...

This thread makes me REALLY want a real Motobecane. I love my Sprint, but it's just not the same.

Didn't Motobecane size/fit their bikes more like the typical 70s Italian bike than they did like,...
11-22-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,021
Posted By BattleRabbit

What brakes are those?

What brakes are those?
11-21-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 3,228,201
Posted By BattleRabbit

That's the same tubeset as my '81 Le Tour. If the...

That's the same tubeset as my '81 Le Tour. If the geometry is the same it'll be an awesome ride. Very stable handlers, those. I did a 700c conversion on mine and it's a very nice accelerating frame....
11-16-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 37,809
Posted By BattleRabbit

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/3977859038_df5b9ac9...

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/3977859038_df5b9ac97b_b-thumb.jpg

I really love the Affinity 212. It's so pretty, especially in blue with the chrome lugs.
11-15-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 37,809
Posted By BattleRabbit

Man, I want a steel frameset to drop my Ultegra...

Man, I want a steel frameset to drop my Ultegra 6700 group on... So many nice options, but so many that are so $$

I might jump on an Affinity 212, they look really nice.
11-15-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,055
Posted By BattleRabbit

If I had the parts lying around, I'd probably do...

If I had the parts lying around, I'd probably do a build like that for laughs. If I had to buy new stuff I wouldn't.

Now that I think about it though, If I knew I could be fast enough to back it...
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