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07-09-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,258
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Because, ya know, the product and rhetoric can be...

Because, ya know, the product and rhetoric can be seperated. They aren't both or nothing. The product stands well enough on its own for more than a few people, irregardless of wether or not we...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-11, 01:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,215
Posted By Ediblestarfish

As far as I know, wider tires don't have more...

As far as I know, wider tires don't have more rolling resistance at the same pressure as narrower tires. They do have more weight and are less aerodynamic however.
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Forum: Commuting
07-07-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,123
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Have Koolstop salmon pads too, work great, but...

Have Koolstop salmon pads too, work great, but they wear out rather quickly. Then again, minor complaint when you take a speedy decent and your stock brakes feel inadequate. A few dollars more for...
07-06-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,258
Posted By Ediblestarfish

It's something that Grant gets mentions from time...

It's something that Grant gets mentions from time to time--there's too many Rivendell 'collectors' who get owned by their bikes, instead of the other way around, who never really use their bikes for...
07-05-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,258
Posted By Ediblestarfish

mtnbke is responding with way more emotion and...

mtnbke is responding with way more emotion and opinion than you can reason with. :p

Riv basically borrows things from old bikes that they think work well, and build it into new frames. Not...
07-05-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,258
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Eh, the only thing makes Rivendell, Rivendell, is...

Eh, the only thing makes Rivendell, Rivendell, is the frame. The parts they use can be bought from other vendors at similar price.

If you bought all equal quality, brand new parts that Riv uses,...
Forum: Touring
07-04-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Ediblestarfish

At least they didn't feel compelled to specify...

At least they didn't feel compelled to specify whether or not he was wearing a helmet.
07-01-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I think bullhorns look the best, while those...

I think bullhorns look the best, while those wierd triathlon setups look a few shades more than ridiculous (almost inhuman).
06-30-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,655
Posted By Ediblestarfish

:wtf: ...

:wtf:

http://store.velo-orange.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/750x750/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/v/o/vo_handlebar_to_bottle_cage_mount.jpg...
06-30-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,412
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Ran out of daylight for this, so I woke up the...

Ran out of daylight for this, so I woke up the bike from its sleep to nab so pics of it. It seemed kind of dazed and wouldn't stand up properly.

I hope it doesn't toss me over the bars tomorrow...
06-29-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,119
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Grant does have his own 'fit', which has a lot of...

Grant does have his own 'fit', which has a lot of touring bike influence, but it's still going to be using the buyer's measurements and a frame from scratch. He dropped a note on another message...
06-29-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,119
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Can you price out a list for me that works out to...

Can you price out a list for me that works out to that amount?

The frames are going to be custom fit, with whatever extras being determined to test. AFAIK, new custom lugged frames alone cost...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I have one and it acts the same way. The only...

I have one and it acts the same way. The only difference I know of is that in daylight mode, when it's actually daylight, all 4 of the underside LEDs light up. In senso mode, only 2 of the LEDs...
06-28-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I don't know if those people have the saddle...

I don't know if those people have the saddle adjusted properly to begin with; you shouldn't be sitting on your crotch.

A noseless saddle just makes it less possible to have it adjusted wrong.
06-28-11, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Riding hard, fast, uphill... less than a mile...

Riding hard, fast, uphill... less than a mile feels really long. Only feels longer the next day when you try to walk. :cry:
06-28-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Can only wish for that sort of push here, but...

Can only wish for that sort of push here, but it's not realistic for the USA at this point--at least, not as intensively. Our infrastructure is so borked.

That point in the article in how much...
06-27-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Lighter... slightly. Smoother ride... I...

Lighter... slightly.

Smoother ride... I can't tell the difference between any of the materials when I tried them.

It's the tires that have a bigger impact, since they can flex way more than...
06-27-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Like them, no lube needed, quiet. Not sure how...

Like them, no lube needed, quiet. Not sure how to change a tire on them since the belt needs to be tensioned properly. Not fond of the (currently) limited gearing options.
06-27-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I guess it depends on your disposable income. A...

I guess it depends on your disposable income. A decent run of the mill carbon frame isn't a whole lot more than an Al frame with upper end components, since the components cost so much. Al is a lot...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,123
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Well, the Supremes and Duremes use a light...

Well, the Supremes and Duremes use a light Vectran belt instead of the incredibly weighty, thick, un-foldable, rubber armor sandwiched into the tire that some of the regular Marathons use.
06-27-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Cheap bikes are usually designed to be sold as...

Cheap bikes are usually designed to be sold as easily as possible, not be comfortable and durable in the long run. Accessory sales and upgrades to go along with the bike as well. Making a quality,...
06-27-11, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Ediblestarfish

What job is the bike doing? If it's racing, then...

What job is the bike doing? If it's racing, then heck, I'd get the carbon. If it was commuting and general use, aluminum or steel; metal takes scratches and nicks without much detriment.
06-27-11, 12:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,695
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Discs have a pretty good weight penalty, and they...

Discs have a pretty good weight penalty, and they still can't stop faster than the tire can grip, so it's not the end-all be all.

Discs attach to the weaker areas of a frame, near the hubs, and...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,404
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Well, I've ridden cheap bikes all my life until...

Well, I've ridden cheap bikes all my life until recently. In my experiences all eventually ended up with nagging issues, major and minor that could have been solved if I just invested into higher...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,423
Posted By Ediblestarfish

The Sam is either Taiwan or US, depending on...

The Sam is either Taiwan or US, depending on size. Cost is a bit lower for the Taiwan frames, different color too. The frames are extra fancy (compared to regular bikes), and you pay a lot more for...
06-23-11, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Rivendell has some light teal in stock, sold in...

Rivendell has some light teal in stock, sold in pairs.

http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/japanese-cloth-tape/16-125
06-18-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,119
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I clearly think this is nuts too, with so many...

I clearly think this is nuts too, with so many unknowns. You've got to have a lot of money, and a peculiar sense of entertainment to go with an offer like this. Maybe there are some people out...
06-17-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,119
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Price is not that far off from a regular riv...

Price is not that far off from a regular riv build. Not really too bad for a custom quality frame.

Although to resort to this, one has to conclude business for them is a bit shaky.

I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15,296
Views: 11,064,716
Posted By Ediblestarfish

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/5840103003_aab...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/5840103003_aabb801f20_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ediblestarfish/5840103003/)
Obligatory garage door shot....
06-14-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,499
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I think in some places you need to attach a...

I think in some places you need to attach a barber pole to your bike at eye level to get enough visibility.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,398
Posted By Ediblestarfish

For urban riding, I find that regular platform...

For urban riding, I find that regular platform pedals are more beneficial as I have to stop all the time.

I guess if I was in some sort of competition, I'd want maximum connection to the pedal,...
06-13-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ediblestarfish

My bike is certainly overbuilt, but not so much...

My bike is certainly overbuilt, but not so much for the performance aspect. It's a sport-tourer built up for all around use, with more attention to the aesthetics and refinement.

I feel no need...
06-13-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I'm a weakling living at the top of a tall hill...

I'm a weakling living at the top of a tall hill and frequently find most low gear ranges lacking, the internal hub woefully inadequate, and fixed gear bikes nonsensical.

And that's just for an...
06-10-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Don't know about tradition, but I'm itching to...

Don't know about tradition, but I'm itching to eventually get a frame in a pearlescent creme, a black seat and maroon handlebar tape. Should work with a wide range of colors that you or your gear is.
06-10-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Aside from the hat, nothing else really screams...

Aside from the hat, nothing else really screams hipster to me. I see normal people wearing the exact same stuff, riding fixed gear vintage bikes.

Although, normal in CA around SF might be a...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I'm thankful the trend is accelerating, just wish...

I'm thankful the trend is accelerating, just wish it was faster. Nice to have a positive reason for getting a bike, even if only for looks.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ediblestarfish

It's really difficult to use a symmetrical...

It's really difficult to use a symmetrical (conical) beam light in a way that does not show a blinding amount of glare to someone in front of the light. Just do some experiments with the beam...
06-10-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Obviously if reason and logic were strong points,...

Obviously if reason and logic were strong points, this thread would not have been started, considering so many strong dynohub options are already available, with data to show their effects.
06-09-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Well that's easy, if you don't mind spending some...

Well that's easy, if you don't mind spending some coin. Pickup the Surefire Saint or Saint Minimus.
06-09-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Ediblestarfish

There are a lot of products that have multiple...

There are a lot of products that have multiple outputs right now, they just aren't well known to people that aren't flashlight nerds. I use a Zebralight H51w as a headlamp with 3 main outputs which...
06-08-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I don't believe the road rage argument. If...

I don't believe the road rage argument.

If any of you have been in China traffic, people cutting you off can be measured in incidents per second. Horns are used like blinkers, and blinkers...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Trail riding is very different. If I had the...

Trail riding is very different. If I had the inclination and funds, I'd get a Phillips LED Bike Light as my longer throw road beam and a regular high output bike light as a high beam when there's no...
06-08-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Ediblestarfish

A Kryptonite Evo is good enough for day parking. ...

A Kryptonite Evo is good enough for day parking. The NY version is a beefier version of the Evo, but it's incredibly heavy (go to a store and heft one)--I think it's overkill, but if you feel more...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Phillips LED Bike Light. Probably the only one I...

Phillips LED Bike Light. Probably the only one I know that might satisfy you. Pricey though.

(Review)
http://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tests/verlichting/Philips_LED_bike_light/index_en.html
...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,552
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I run this light, the near-field version on a...

I run this light, the near-field version on a Shimano 3N80 dynohub--just got it. It's more than bright enough in the area it illuminates; it's like a mini car headlight, just narrow. The specs...
06-07-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Well, he did turn himself in, admiring guilt. ...

Well, he did turn himself in, admiring guilt. It's not like he was nabbed by the fuz and and tried before a (rigged) jury with little to no evidence, which also happens.

But anyway, in China...
06-06-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,258
Posted By Ediblestarfish

Hey, I happen to like my fake classic/vintage...

Hey, I happen to like my fake classic/vintage Rivendell!

Not the reason I bought it, but it sure added novelty to the purchase.
06-05-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ediblestarfish

They should put him out on a bike for the rest of...

They should put him out on a bike for the rest of his life. The ultimate irony.
06-05-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ediblestarfish

I'm going to say this is overkill--it looks like...

I'm going to say this is overkill--it looks like a police car or fire engine beacon; maybe even brighter than that. It's way more output than a motorcycle or moped has, even when the brakes are...
06-03-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,168
Posted By Ediblestarfish

That may be it, I'm not really into the racing...

That may be it, I'm not really into the racing bike aesthetic. The double tubes remind me of old cargo/porter bikes.
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