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05-06-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,182
Posted By BruceHankins

Get some old school bmx pedals with the 1" long...

Get some old school bmx pedals with the 1" long daggers, I mean pegs. They work fantastic until you do finally slip up, as the huge scar on my shin will attest to.
05-02-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,308
Posted By BruceHankins

Dubstep or punk rock usually.

Dubstep or punk rock usually.
03-11-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By BruceHankins

+1 on garage sales. I've snagged 2 nice mid level...

+1 on garage sales. I've snagged 2 nice mid level roadies off CL for cheap, under $30 cheap, but you have to be lucky or a troll. Flippers in this area scoop the up as soon as they hit it seems like.
03-11-14, 02:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,480
Posted By BruceHankins

He's nuts.

He's nuts.
03-09-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,660
Posted By BruceHankins

I don't know about the urban pedals, but I love...

I don't know about the urban pedals, but I love my MKS pedals. They're super light, look good, and are serviceable.
03-08-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By BruceHankins

Buy now.

Buy now.
03-08-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By BruceHankins

I like the look of the escape 3 better but lean...

I like the look of the escape 3 better but lean more towards the Fuji for price. They are both pretty similar as far as components. Ride both and see which feels better.
03-07-14, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By BruceHankins

Front suspension is unnecessary for the type of...

Front suspension is unnecessary for the type of riding you'll be doing. Giant is good value for money on most of their lineup. Specialized has the Globe series also that would be good, but I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By BruceHankins

You could get wider drop bars. Does your road...

You could get wider drop bars. Does your road bike have "dual lever" brake handles? If so you should be able to reach them in all positions just about. Bar ends would help the one hand issue. Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By BruceHankins

It depends on what your drivetrain mech is as to...

It depends on what your drivetrain mech is as to what types of shifters you can use. For instance if you have shimano rd, stay away from SRAM X series thumb shifters. Shimano Alivio (sp?) may work...
03-05-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
Posted By BruceHankins

Nice another person from the DMV! It's craigslist...

Nice another person from the DMV! It's craigslist so offer up $300 if it feels comfortable. I would go look at it and asked what "tuned" means. Does that include new cables and housings, lube and...
03-05-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By BruceHankins

+1 on Altus upgrade. I don't know how new Tourney...

+1 on Altus upgrade. I don't know how new Tourney is, but old Tourney is a major P.I.T.A. I am replacing the Tourney components on my wife's bike with Altus because after every ride I have to...
03-05-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By BruceHankins

You could just give them to me =)

You could just give them to me =)
03-04-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,334
Posted By BruceHankins

I'm actually enjoying my Strada K's in 28mm.

I'm actually enjoying my Strada K's in 28mm.
03-02-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By BruceHankins

N+1. I almost always pick my road bike over my...

N+1. I almost always pick my road bike over my hybridized mtb. I just enjoy the ride more and feel better riding it. I have both set up for a comfortable ride, but I prefer riding on the hoods and in...
03-01-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,229
Posted By BruceHankins

I agree, you need to work on the engine more than...

I agree, you need to work on the engine more than the chasis. I had big problems maintaining speed or going any type of distance at first, but after a few months a 14-15mph average over 25-30 miles...
03-01-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,433
Posted By BruceHankins

What types of pedals do you guys use? I use...

What types of pedals do you guys use? I use Shimano PD-M520 double sided pedals but have been wanting to try the PD-A530/A600s. My flat bar bike I use half clips on at the moment.
02-28-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,658
Posted By BruceHankins

Never saw a Lotus Élan bike before but now I want...

Never saw a Lotus Élan bike before but now I want one so bad.
02-26-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,433
Posted By BruceHankins

You won't. Thankfully it's only happened to me...

You won't. Thankfully it's only happened to me twice. The first time only my wife saw and it was on the first ride with them, the second was just not paying attention and zoning out on my part, but...
02-26-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By BruceHankins

Well if you want cheap go to Target.

Well if you want cheap go to Target.
02-25-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,433
Posted By BruceHankins

Everybody falls at least once.

Everybody falls at least once.
02-25-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By BruceHankins

I'd go with the Giant, great value there. At $400...

I'd go with the Giant, great value there. At $400 you have some options, look at Specialized, and Fuji also. Fuji make some really nice bikes for a good price.
02-24-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By BruceHankins

The.

The.
02-24-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,727
Posted By BruceHankins

A hybrid with 700x32 or 700x35 tires will handle...

A hybrid with 700x32 or 700x35 tires will handle most crushed stone paths and fire roads no problem. I would look at the Sirrus, but go test ride lots of them in your price range and go with what's...
02-24-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,953
Posted By BruceHankins

Mongoose was a well respected (not the best, but...

Mongoose was a well respected (not the best, but high quality) BMX bike company in the late 80s through mid 90s also. My first bike without a coaster brake was a Mongoose Expert. It took a beating...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By BruceHankins

Congrats! I'm hoping my boy (will be 7 this year)...

Congrats! I'm hoping my boy (will be 7 this year) can get up to 10 miles. He did a few 5 and 6 mile rides last year.
02-23-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,425
Posted By BruceHankins

68cm, huge spread.

68cm, huge spread.
02-23-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,875
Posted By BruceHankins

I don't ever remember using them, but they worked...

I don't ever remember using them, but they worked to get my son riding. When it was time we took them off and turned his bike into a balance/strider bike (removed crank) and had it back on and riding...
Forum: Introductions
02-23-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By BruceHankins

Good to see more metro area members, welcome to...

Good to see more metro area members, welcome to BF!
Replies: 43
Views: 16,510
Posted By BruceHankins

Index shifting is when the shift lever will move...

Index shifting is when the shift lever will move one "click" at a time when changing gears. Friction shifting is where you simply push or pull the shifter slightly until it changes gear. It takes...
02-21-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,425
Posted By BruceHankins

^^^ haha love it.

^^^ haha love it.
02-21-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,781
Posted By BruceHankins

A big box bike is fine if you have a very limited...

A big box bike is fine if you have a very limited budget and the mechanical ability to keep it going. It also doesn't hurt to have spare parts lying around. That said, a new $200 huffy or Roadmaster...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By BruceHankins

My wife would kill me if I didn't.

My wife would kill me if I didn't.
Replies: 43
Views: 16,510
Posted By BruceHankins

I really think it will be to big. My wife is 5'7"...

I really think it will be to big. My wife is 5'7" and she is most comfortable on an 18" frame hybrid. 20" without a step-through frame will most likely have to high of a stand over height.
Forum: Northeast
02-21-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,474
Posted By BruceHankins

Yikes! Lots of DC to Pitt people! My plans are a...

Yikes! Lots of DC to Pitt people! My plans are a little shorter, from Shepardstown to the W&OD out to Reston and back in a day. Hopefully sometime in April or early May.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,430
Posted By BruceHankins

It's a cheap bike, I own a Magna. There's a...

It's a cheap bike, I own a Magna. There's a Phillips screw on the lever, tighten that up and it will draw the handle closer to the bars to allow for for an easier grip. It will also in effect pull...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By BruceHankins

Potassium and protein. Look at body building and...

Potassium and protein. Look at body building and workout diets. I used to lift every day and soreness was a constant battle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
Posted By BruceHankins

It's the Contra Code! Also used be tech nerds...

It's the Contra Code! Also used be tech nerds everywhere to unlock secret features. :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
Posted By BruceHankins

Up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-Start.

Up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-Start.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,822
Posted By BruceHankins

I've got the clean bottle, camelback bottles an...

I've got the clean bottle, camelback bottles an regular bottles. They all go in the dishwasher. Top shelf, don't want to melt them.
02-18-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,972
Posted By BruceHankins

My wife's hybrid has one and I don't care for it....

My wife's hybrid has one and I don't care for it. All of the other bikes have a solid seat post. I think most people come out of the saddle when they see a upcoming bump anyway. It's the ones you...
02-17-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,656
Posted By BruceHankins

Had a diamondback bmx in the early 90s when they...

Had a diamondback bmx in the early 90s when they were very popular and a well respected brand. Held onto it till 2007ish when it got stolen. Very durable and dependable.
02-17-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By BruceHankins

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y539/BruceHank...

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y539/BruceHankins/9173FCE5-6EFE-4698-813A-2F21777049B6_zpsplr2rigx.jpg...
Forum: Touring
02-16-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,175
Posted By BruceHankins

I vote for vintage. But the additions of brazeons...

I vote for vintage. But the additions of brazeons on the '14 model is hard to ignore.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,720
Posted By BruceHankins

You can also buy some Origin 8 drop bar ends from...

You can also buy some Origin 8 drop bar ends from bike wagon for about $30 shipped. I am thinking of getting a pair for my flatbar bike. Also +1 to a second bike. At your budget a good used road bike...
02-15-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,873
Posted By BruceHankins

I've wondered about that too. I think it's mostly...

I've wondered about that too. I think it's mostly components ad maybe slightly higher quality frames. Yard sale and CL will be her best net for a good bike on a right budget. If she can find a good...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,814
Posted By BruceHankins

If I had the funds I would be all over that. I...

If I had the funds I would be all over that. I have a love of Kuwahara bikes since getting my first Kuwahara road bike. It rides so well and smooth, and when I ride in Ashburn, people ask me how I...
02-14-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By BruceHankins

Check your local craigslist. I have a boulder,...

Check your local craigslist. I have a boulder, sedona, cypress, and a couple other mtb's listed. Also check ebay for a used frame or frame set. No frame is going to be identical unless it's another...
02-14-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By BruceHankins

+1 on kickstand. I would put one on my road bike...

+1 on kickstand. I would put one on my road bike but all the ones I've tried interfere with my feet when riding. Also tires, grips/bar tape, and saddle. You can get some crazy colored tires or bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceHankins

What group set is on each bike? Are they the same...

What group set is on each bike? Are they the same frame material? Can you assemble and tune the bike yourself? If not add the cost to have your LBS do that to the Moto. I'd be inclined to go with the...
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