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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By drb2003

Get a 700c Kogswell P/R 64cm ($600), use the same...

Get a 700c Kogswell P/R 64cm ($600), use the same wheels (you can't ride them at the same time, right?) and keep the Trek!
02-23-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,302
Posted By drb2003

Iro Rob Roy possibly?

Iro Rob Roy possibly?
02-14-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,386
Posted By drb2003

650b tire size is the missing piece to your...

650b tire size is the missing piece to your puzzle. I have the bike currently built up as a 650b fixed. I'm running 32mm tires right now with room to spare. I'm also changing the fork to a...
02-14-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,386
Posted By drb2003

I'm a she ;) and I had no intention of forcing a...

I'm a she ;) and I had no intention of forcing a 135 into the 120 spaced frame. Cold setting has always been the plan, just wanted to know what I'm up against! I appreciate the advice and will use...
02-14-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,386
Posted By drb2003

Yes, Alfine is 135mm. I'm going to go for...

Yes, Alfine is 135mm. I'm going to go for it...probably this weekend. The way I look at it, worst case scenario, I screw up a $150 frame, best case scenario, I get to use the Alfine. I'll let...
02-13-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,386
Posted By drb2003

Cold setting a frame from 120 to 135 too much?

The frame to be considered for cold setting is the original IRO group buy frame. I would like to use an alfine 8 speed hub with it but cannot buy a new frame with the appropriate spacing. Using the...
01-18-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By drb2003

Sold my car today!

I sold my car today and I feel more liberated than fearful! I'm very excited to be putting the 15K toward my student loans. I still have a scooter so I'm car free but not totally oil independent...
12-25-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,957
Posted By drb2003

I do know that, however, you sent me to Anthony,...

I do know that, however, you sent me to Anthony, and I've already pre-paid with him. He thought that with him being the biggest Kogswell dealer, he could get his hands on at least two 53cm frames. ...
12-24-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,957
Posted By drb2003

I'm a huge 650b fan (Bleriot, fixed 650b conv,...

I'm a huge 650b fan (Bleriot, fixed 650b conv, and soon a Kogswell P/R if Matthew can come up with 2 53cm frames for Anthony of Trinity Cycles) and I own a Miyata 110 so I have a pretty informed...
Forum: Touring
09-09-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By drb2003

These racks look great from Velo Orange if you...

These racks look great from Velo Orange if you need something sooner

http://www.velo-orange.com/voporteurrack.html

and

http://www.velo-orange.com/courierrack.html

Who knows how much...
Forum: Touring
09-04-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,384
Posted By drb2003

Check out www.brasslite.com . I have the Turbo...

Check out www.brasslite.com . I have the Turbo II-D and it's great! Just another option for ya to consider! Good luck!
Forum: Texas
08-30-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By drb2003

http://www.austincycling.org/rides.html You...

http://www.austincycling.org/rides.html

You have to pay to join to download the map, but you could always join the ride for free!
Forum: Touring
08-30-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By drb2003

Trek 520. Just remember that many small...

Trek 520.

Just remember that many small touring bikes are designed with 26" wheels because the smaller wheels work better with the smaller geometry. Toe overlap with a big load is no fun! 26"...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By drb2003

Have you looked at the numbers (width, length)...

Have you looked at the numbers (width, length) for a B17S. It's marketed as a women's saddle, but it's a little wider and a little shorter than the regular B17. I have both...B17S no springs but...
08-22-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By drb2003

You could always get an Arkel hook kit to replace...

You could always get an Arkel hook kit to replace the retaining system on your breezer bags or the bags you first tried... http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/accessories/hookkit.asp?fl=1&site= It's a...
08-10-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 25,832
Posted By drb2003

It pains me to even say this but the tule weighs...

It pains me to even say this but the tule weighs in at 84 grams. I personally couldn't care less what it weighs but my digital food scale was out and I checked for those that might care.
08-01-07, 04:28 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 81,594
Posted By drb2003

Ya'll don't be too mean...650b conversion...50cm...

Ya'll don't be too mean...650b conversion...50cm frame...rides like a dream! Flame away!

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4226/dsc00767ci3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Shot with DSC-P200...
07-20-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By drb2003

Throw it in your messenger bag or pocket and go. ...

Throw it in your messenger bag or pocket and go. The quote from the Surly website is as follows...

"It fits quite nicely inside recessed dropouts, including those found on our 1x1, Karate Monkey,...
05-30-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,078
Posted By drb2003

Anyone else think that looks like the Rivendell...

Anyone else think that looks like the Rivendell Atlantis blue color? Maybe it's just the lighting? I think it's the **** too, can't wait!

Riv Atlantis color link...
Forum: Touring
05-11-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By drb2003

Have you tried the 135 wheel or come up with...

Have you tried the 135 wheel or come up with another solution? Just curious!
05-07-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,934
Posted By drb2003

There's also a B17S that is marketed for...

There's also a B17S that is marketed for women...A little wider and shorter than the regular B17 (177mm) http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=details&sku=SA1268 if you need a little bit wider...
Forum: Touring
05-06-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By drb2003

It's a steel bike, correct? I bet you can get a...

It's a steel bike, correct? I bet you can get a 135 spaced hub in there without much trouble and certainly with no damage to the frame. You could also take it to an appropriate shop and have it...
Forum: Touring
05-05-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By drb2003

I have a Bleriot that is made for 650b...

I have a Bleriot that is made for 650b wheels/tires and I couldn't be happier! It really is the sweet spot when it comes to having a wheel circumfrence big enough to roll well but cushy enough to...
Forum: Foo
03-27-07, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By drb2003

Why do mushrooms have to look so dirty?

This picture was taken yesterday of a mushroom growing in my container garden. I think it's likeness is pretty self explainitory!

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8576/mushroomvc2.th.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By drb2003

Wow, that's a much better deal! Can't get much...

Wow, that's a much better deal! Can't get much cheaper than 50 bucks!
Forum: Commuting
03-08-07, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By drb2003

Maybe build up this, probably can transfer some...

Maybe build up this, probably can transfer some of the components....
...
03-02-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,526
Posted By drb2003

Tony took our e-mail addresses and names down so...

Tony took our e-mail addresses and names down so ya'll can get your panties out of a wad about it! We really all do need to have the right attitude about this...he's doing us a favor, not the other...
02-24-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,526
Posted By drb2003

STATISTICS Not including anyone's phone...

STATISTICS

Not including anyone's phone order but mine the rough count is...drum roll please...

COLOR
Green = 114 (29%)
Blue = 135 (34%)
Black = 147 (37%)
Grand total = 396.
02-22-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By drb2003

Thanks a bunch guys! I've gotta get started on...

Thanks a bunch guys! I've gotta get started on my new SS wheelset with my really cool old high flange hubs!
02-21-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By drb2003

Difference b/t old 6 speed hub and new fixed/ss hub

Ok guys, lets hope this isn't a stupid question! What is the difference between the threading on an old 6 speed freewheel rear hub and a new threaded fixed/ss hub. Will a new ss or fixed cog thread...
Forum: Touring
01-28-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,185
Posted By drb2003

Collie, Very soon the LHT's complete bike will...

Collie,
Very soon the LHT's complete bike will be avaliable from Surly. You can have any color you want, as long as it's utility blue ;)! Good build kit at a great price. It might be worth buying...
Forum: Touring
10-22-06, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,492
Posted By drb2003

How about this ...

How about this http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-WALRUS-MICRO-SWIFT-TENT-MSR-1-person_W0QQitemZ160041115929QQihZ006QQcategoryZ36118QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's a Walrus brand (bought out by...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,529,570
Posted By drb2003

Here's my new commuter...Rivendell Bleriot 51cm,...

Here's my new commuter...Rivendell Bleriot 51cm, 650b wheels. It's first commute was last friday...I hope to have many many more because it was truly a pleasure! It will be getting Honjo hammered...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By drb2003

It's yellow cloth tape and amber shellac...cork...

It's yellow cloth tape and amber shellac...cork might look just the same after it's shellaced though, I don't know, this was my first shot at it! Good luck and have fun!
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By drb2003

Yellow with about three coats of shellac seems to...

Yellow with about three coats of shellac seems to match the honey brooks pretty well! I really didn't think I would like the feel of it, but after using the bar, it's quite nice!
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By drb2003

I have 650b honjos and a Inoled 2+ with a QBP...

I have 650b honjos and a Inoled 2+ with a QBP built :( shimano dynohub ready to go on...just waiting on the days to get a little shorter and the weather to get a little worse before I weigh her down....
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By drb2003

Thanks everyone, I'm glad ya'll like it. Yes, it...

Thanks everyone, I'm glad ya'll like it. Yes, it rides as good as it looks or better. Solid as a rock on decents, and much lighter than I thought it would be. It's no carbon racer (I don't want it...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By drb2003

Maiden Commute with my Beloved Bleriot

Here are some pics from my first ever commute to work and my first ever ride on my new Rivendell Bleriot. I built it with my own two (female) hands, shellac and all ;) . I had a rear puncture going...
09-12-06, 12:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,146
Posted By drb2003

I agree Roody ignorance is ignorance. Even if...

I agree Roody ignorance is ignorance. Even if the assumption is correct (if the man or woman has a partner of the same sex)...what the f*** difference does it make. Gay or straight, living simply...
08-23-06, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By drb2003

nedgoudy, where did you buy your 44lb bag of whey...

nedgoudy, where did you buy your 44lb bag of whey protein? Is it whey protein concentrate or whey protein isolate? Thanks in advance!

BB
08-13-05, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,727
Posted By drb2003

Get the FX...the more and more you cycle,...

Get the FX...the more and more you cycle, comfort=cheezy and not that comfortable. If you are going to do longer rides, def. the FX...if you are going to putter along with your wife and your 6 year...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,529,570
Posted By drb2003

Thanks Paul! The LHT xtracycle was a joy to...

Thanks Paul! The LHT xtracycle was a joy to build and even more of a joy to ride. I would say it handles 80% like a non-xtracycle bike. My friend and i pulled each other around the neighborhood...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,529,570
Posted By drb2003

Here's my surly LHT xtracycle...sometimes my...

Here's my surly LHT xtracycle...sometimes my commuter and super duty tourer.http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/dr_b_2003/detail?.dir=/275d&.dnm=4b25.jpg&.src=ph

As well as my commuter...a surly cross...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,994
Posted By drb2003

mehow, I just bought a LHT from...

mehow,

I just bought a LHT from www.spicercycles.com. Gene (Spicer) was very good to deal with and answered all my questions thoroughly. It's hard to beat his price for surly frames. He has the...
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