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Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,996
Posted By TheDL

The "new" commuter gripes are complete lack of...

The "new" commuter gripes are complete lack of lights, lack of helmet, lack of following traffic laws.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By TheDL

+1. Huffy can definitely be vintage.

+1. Huffy can definitely be vintage.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,895
Posted By TheDL

+1 ...it's too bad.

+1 ...it's too bad.
07-29-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By TheDL

Congrats on your "Holy Grail" score

Congrats on your "Holy Grail" score
07-28-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,515,200
Posted By TheDL

^^^long as$ wheelbase. Looks like fun to ride!

^^^long as$ wheelbase. Looks like fun to ride!
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By TheDL

I hope you can sneak a fender in there! ...

I hope you can sneak a fender in there!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/3763778617_b8f0df2df5.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By TheDL

Looks like all the parts are from American...

Looks like all the parts are from American companies (not necessarily made in America); which is cool. I'm thinking I may do the same thing with my GT build.

[edit] except for the tires.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,846
Posted By TheDL

It should be a balance of what the "real" threat...

It should be a balance of what the "real" threat level is, your ability/willingness to carry how heavy/cumbersome a lock, and the value of the bike to you and replacement cost.

I will offer a way...
07-24-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,729
Posted By TheDL

how come only one side of my sidepull caliper moves?

I never quite understood this. I center the caliper by hand. Squeeze the brake lever, both arms come in and grab the rim. release the lever. only the side opposite the cable swings out.

por...
07-23-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By TheDL

Ah ok! Thanks everyone. So the housing should...

Ah ok! Thanks everyone. So the housing should not go in to the lever at all then. It should stop at the top of the hood ferrule Antipodes posted above.
07-23-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By TheDL

Am I missing housing stops for my GC Brake Levers?

Ok, Talk about feeling stupid...

I've put my own brake levers on and cables more times than I can count, but for some reason these Gran Compe non-aero levers are flustering me. How difficult can...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By TheDL

98% of your responses will be Brooks B17. I've...

98% of your responses will be Brooks B17. I've never ridden one.

I rode a WTB RocketV for years, loved it.

I'm trying the new WTB Vigo, and I like it so far.
07-23-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,632
Posted By TheDL

That would sell in Portland for sure! Good luck!

That would sell in Portland for sure! Good luck!
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By TheDL

Not sure what the bicycle market is like there in...

Not sure what the bicycle market is like there in Sacramento, but I'd say $185 seems high for that particular bike.
07-21-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,882
Posted By TheDL

White/Black Bontrager saddle from my LBS's "take...

White/Black Bontrager saddle from my LBS's "take off" bin. My persistence paid off. I've been going in there every other day it seems like for probably over a week looking for a the right shaped...
07-21-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,136
Posted By TheDL

^^ tres bien!

^^ tres bien!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,954,290
Posted By TheDL

Updated Photo: Added Blackburn EX-1 Rack and...

Updated Photo: Added Blackburn EX-1 Rack and Zefal Paragon fenders. Had to put on the fenders to make the rack fit around the seat stays. Also has to make the front fender in to a "race blade"...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By TheDL

LOL :roflmao2: :lol:

LOL :roflmao2: :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By TheDL

There's gotta be more threads than I have fingers...

There's gotta be more threads than I have fingers already covering this topic.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,954,290
Posted By TheDL

From noglider: That's really interesting...

From noglider:

That's really interesting TheDL! It has track (rear facing) dropouts and cantilever brakes. What class frame is it?

The frame is a Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 4130 Double Butted...
07-16-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,515,200
Posted By TheDL

It's a Gusset Slink chain. The price was right,...

It's a Gusset Slink chain. The price was right, and uber strong. And I like how it looks.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,954,290
Posted By TheDL

She's finally done! SS 44x16 Ready for the...

She's finally done!
SS 44x16 Ready for the commute, grocery getting, etc.
Going to leave the fenders off while the weather is nice. Still haven't decided on a rack option yet. My Bagman Support +...
07-16-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,515,200
Posted By TheDL

She's finally done! SS 44x16 Ready for the...

She's finally done!
SS 44x16 Ready for the commute, grocery getting, etc.

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2850/img5163y.jpg
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4294/img5164.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By TheDL

Perhaps my poor experience with Planet Bike...

Perhaps my poor experience with Planet Bike fenders came too early, before they came out with newer designs. It's been at least 4 or 5 years. But since then I've always gone with Zefal fenders and...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By TheDL

For bike maintenance check out www.parktool.com ...

For bike maintenance check out www.parktool.com

Have fun!
07-15-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,538
Posted By TheDL

I...wasn't born yet :p

I...wasn't born yet :p
07-15-09, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By TheDL

PM Sent

PM Sent
07-13-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,025
Posted By TheDL

This site gave me the idea, if you had a black...

This site gave me the idea, if you had a black hub for pepper and a silver hub for salt :D
07-13-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,025
Posted By TheDL

Now you just need to publish the "How-To" :thumb:...

Now you just need to publish the "How-To" :thumb:

Very nice.
07-13-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,112,943
Posted By TheDL

Taken care of. Thanks to all those who replied....

Taken care of. Thanks to all those who replied. :thumb:
07-13-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By TheDL

The utter lack of details is probably why.

The utter lack of details is probably why.
07-10-09, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,515,200
Posted By TheDL

+1 :roflmao2:

+1 :roflmao2:
07-10-09, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By TheDL

Not entirely sure what bike company refers to but...

Not entirely sure what bike company refers to but if it's an LBS then the best answer is a ground up build. Don't waste time with off the peg just to turn around and upgrade.
07-10-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,295
Posted By TheDL

Well...what have you come up with? Did you go to...

Well...what have you come up with? Did you go to the local shops? Decide on new or conversion? What's the dilly-o?
Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,202
Posted By TheDL

Yeah, one of my fave things to do is give the low...

Yeah, one of my fave things to do is give the low motorcycle wave to a motorcycle when we pass. If they don't wave I usually get a humours wtf expression which is just as good :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,904
Posted By TheDL

Each option has their own characteristics. Just...

Each option has their own characteristics. Just depends which one you like. Well, everyone pretty much agrees backpacks suck...so...

Saddle bags bring the weight more to the cetner of the bike. ...
07-10-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By TheDL

Hrmmmmm... Spend $650...get less than full...

Hrmmmmm...

Spend $650...get less than full value for take off parts...to buy more expensive parts...there by spending more than $650

OR

Spend $200 on a frame and have $450 left over to just...
07-09-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,882
Posted By TheDL

Vittoria Randonneurs; my tire of choice as well. ...

Vittoria Randonneurs; my tire of choice as well. :thumb: :thumb:



I see them online. Is that where you got it or are they available locally?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,966
Posted By TheDL

sounds so silly...a bike takes up maybe 5 feet in...

sounds so silly...a bike takes up maybe 5 feet in lane length. A semi is 40+. How much closer to the line would they get if a bike wasn't in front of them?
07-09-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,523
Posted By TheDL

HOw do you like your Gutterball?

HOw do you like your Gutterball?
07-09-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By TheDL

Anyone else here familiar with the old Bill...

Anyone else here familiar with the old Bill Engvall bit "Here's your sign."


Well Biffle...here's your sign :thumb:
07-09-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,296
Posted By TheDL

Just know if you cash that $150 check you're...

Just know if you cash that $150 check you're likely setteling right then and there. That's it. Read anything and everything that comes with that check.
07-09-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,076
Posted By TheDL

Hello from Portland. I run 44/16. It works...

Hello from Portland.

I run 44/16. It works and I like knowing that it's an exact 2.75-to-1 ratio. But that's just me being irrationally geeky.
07-09-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By TheDL

If you'd ride the Kona off the peg, as-is, then...

If you'd ride the Kona off the peg, as-is, then Kona.

You'd spend well over $100 probably in upgrading the Fuji, plus time and hassle.

Also depends if you wanna face the FG/SS Forum Gods with a...
07-09-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By TheDL

That front clamp looks really narrow...could be...

That front clamp looks really narrow...could be the photo angle though.

Maybe it mounts directly on to the headtube?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,202
Posted By TheDL

+1 for the nod

+1 for the nod
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,944
Posted By TheDL

Chocolate Chip Mint! WHAT?! **drops mic, kicks...

Chocolate Chip Mint! WHAT?! **drops mic, kicks over speaker, walks off stage**
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,954,290
Posted By TheDL

Megatron is a woman?!

Megatron is a woman?!
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,944
Posted By TheDL

In the photo on the website the Nelson Longflap...

In the photo on the website the Nelson Longflap is sitting on a Bagman support. That's why it's more upright.

These photos of the Barely people are posting make the Barley look HUGE and it's only...
07-09-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,296
Posted By TheDL

Take your bike to the nicest, most reputable bike...

Take your bike to the nicest, most reputable bike shop you know. When I got hit (the first time) I took my bike to River City Bicycles in downtown Portland. For full replacement of all parts...
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