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Forum: Commuting
10-10-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By gbrandt

Breezer Uptown - 6 months later

Hey folks,

Just wanted to drop a note on how things are going with my 07 breezer Uptown 8 since many of you were instrumental in me researching and eventually purchasing it.

1. It's a tank....
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By gbrandt

Ok - couldn't see the yellow line. I have the...

Ok - couldn't see the yellow line. I have the full chain guard and will need to remove it to see anything. Tomorrow.

As for noises. I rode a very quiet stretch today. And in addition to the...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By gbrandt

Thanks all. I'll check out the 4th gear & line up...

Thanks all. I'll check out the 4th gear & line up issues to make sure. I dropped a note to Breezer as well. Like I said, not a showstopper, but irritating. I'm so used to the perfectly quiet stroke...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By gbrandt

Breezer/nexus sound question

Hey folks,

I've had my 07 Uptown for about a month now. It's a great utility bike. I've been tweaking everything (lbs did a terrible job assembling it) and I'm still waiting on the proper light...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By gbrandt

I could. However, I spent $1200 on a finished...

I could. However, I spent $1200 on a finished bike, not a kit. Something philosophically bothers me about that route (not that its not a good suggestion, thanks). I ended up bending the bracket back...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By gbrandt

The first (only?) shipment arrived at Breezer...

The first (only?) shipment arrived at Breezer about two weeks ago from Asia. The closest LBS to me with a relationship with them ordered me one and it arrived about a week later. My uptown shipped...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By gbrandt

Aside from chainguard & tires, nearest I can tell...

Aside from chainguard & tires, nearest I can tell from the specs is that the lights are now LED's vs. bulb (I'll confirm when my replacement comes in). No more suspension fork option. And...I think...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By gbrandt

That was my gut instinct and I'll do that today....

That was my gut instinct and I'll do that today. BTW, why did you replace the bottom bracket? Just curious. Also, what do you think of the new stock Schwalbe tires?

-gb
Forum: Commuting
04-17-07, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By gbrandt

Well you certainly can take it apart in pieces....

Well you certainly can take it apart in pieces. I'll ned to experiment a little in the garage. As for adjustments...all the screw holes are circular so in is in and that's it. No wiggle room. Maybe...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By gbrandt

07 Breezer Uptown arrived - couple issues

Hey folks, it finally arrived. Beautiful bike. Had one quick ride and it's as fast and comfortable as I imagined it would be.

A couple of things worth mentioning:

1. Apparantly a bunch shipped...
Forum: Foo
04-11-07, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 57,920
Posted By gbrandt

Continued positive energy to you and your family....

Continued positive energy to you and your family. Hang in there.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,425
Posted By gbrandt

I think a lot of folks are missing the point...

I think a lot of folks are missing the point here. These new coasting systems aren't meant for us. They are meant for the x millions of people in North America who don't currently ride but could.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By gbrandt

I talk to Breezer again on Monday. I'll pass that...

I talk to Breezer again on Monday. I'll pass that along.

-gb
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By gbrandt

Didn't know about them. About the same distance...

Didn't know about them. About the same distance as Richards in a slightly different direction. I'll check them out. Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By gbrandt

Sounds like a business opportunity to me - except...

Sounds like a business opportunity to me - except I already have one. At the moment, it's buy at Richards and get serviced at REI. It's a shame too with both airbases here getting converted to mixed...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By gbrandt

I'm in Tustin. That's the closest one. I bought a...

I'm in Tustin. That's the closest one. I bought a Citizen there but I'm less than thrilled with the quality of their service. Last week inquiring about the 07 uptown, the sales guy said, "buy a Fuji...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By gbrandt

SoCal OC commuter friendly lbs?

Folks,

I've been communicating with Breezer (still waiting on their 07's) and they've expressed interest in expanding in the Southern California market. I'm in central Orange County and the...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,104
Posted By gbrandt

I'll check it out. I'm in OC too (Tustin). How...

I'll check it out. I'm in OC too (Tustin). How much did shipping set you back? Did it arrive in one piece? What did it work out to in USD?

Sorry for all the questions, but this has to be the...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,104
Posted By gbrandt

That is exactly my cup of tea. I'm a huge...

That is exactly my cup of tea. I'm a huge "adventure tour" fan. Does Thorn sell in the U.S.?

-gb
Forum: Commuting
03-23-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By gbrandt

I see now. There are a lot of minor differences -...

I see now. There are a lot of minor differences - hub, tires, stem, fork...my instinct on the sales person was correct. "Same bike" is a stretch to say the least.

On a happier note, Breezer...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By gbrandt

Breezer Uptown - Fuji Kyoto, same?

Waiting on my 2007 Uptown (still not in) and the guy at the LBS tried to tell me the "Cato" (I assume he meant "Kyoto"?) was the same bike from the same factory but cheaper. Since I've never heard...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,834
Posted By gbrandt

Maybe we're not talking about the same thing?...

Maybe we're not talking about the same thing? Here's an example: http://www.dynamicbicycles.com/. Not sure what you mean by "too high off the ground". Or maybe I was too vague - "shaft drive" is also...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,834
Posted By gbrandt

What's been your experience with it vs. a chain...

What's been your experience with it vs. a chain drive bike?

Weight is relative. My commuter has fenders, rack, kickstand etc. I'm not trying to win a stage or a century, just get around town...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,834
Posted By gbrandt

direct drive?

Anyone here ever actually ride one of those chainless direct drive bikes? Lots of us here are fans of internal hubs (no muss, no fuss) and totally enclosed chains (no dirty pants). Direct drive seems...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Update - Just talked to Breezer - "problem in...

Update - Just talked to Breezer - "problem in Taiwan" or some such. Bottom line, no 2007 Uptown until April...

-gb
02-20-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,295
Posted By gbrandt

Thanks for confirming. I'll pull him on a...

Thanks for confirming. I'll pull him on a commuter style bike. 15mph being being probably top end. Is the trail-a-bike 5th gear a "real" 5th gear? Or a made up kid 5th gear? Meaning, it would be...
02-20-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,295
Posted By gbrandt

trail-a-bike: gears???

I'm about to pick up (probably an Adams) trail-a-bike. My son is 6 (1st grade) and this is a great way for me to ride with him to school vs. driving. Also allows for longer day trips. (we also have a...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By gbrandt

Breezer 07 specs/upgrades over 06 - only thing...

Breezer 07 specs/upgrades over 06 - only thing so far is LED lights, Kevlar reinforced tires and fully enclosed chain. Other than that, no specifics...hopefully they post soon.

-gb
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By gbrandt

07 Uptown vs. 07 Fusion: interesting

As mentioned in another thread, Breezer will have me waiting until March until an Uptown8 is available in my size (21.5" 2006 diamond frames being sold out). Soooo....I have a bit of a wandering eye...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By gbrandt

Thanks all. The bug might be the best overall...

Thanks all. The bug might be the best overall compromise for me (I really like the idea of stowing my helmut in the sling too). That's the trouble with not have any LBS nearby that carries Arkel. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

I'm sold. No Arkel dealer close so I have to buy...

I'm sold. No Arkel dealer close so I have to buy online.

By the way, Arkel support emailed me. They clarified the actual "bottom" of the Tail Rider is 6.5 inches wide but at its widest point (mid...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,496
Posted By gbrandt

That caught my attention as well. Having to wait...

That caught my attention as well. Having to wait 2-3 months for a breezer uptown in my size to arrive has given me a wandering eye. I think I'll wander down to REI and have a look...
-gb
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 05:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,496
Posted By gbrandt

Check out Breezer commuters. Everything you list...

Check out Breezer commuters. Everything you list I believe except the disc brakes...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Interestingly I emailed Breezer about the Chariot...

Interestingly I emailed Breezer about the Chariot (among other things) and they deferred to Chariot's customer service. All I wanted to know was if I needed any special hardware/bolts to hook it up...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By gbrandt

Bug + laptop?

Anyone out there own an Arkel Bug and stows a laptop in it? I'm torn between the features & versatility of the Bug and the dedicated laptop protection of the Commuter. Opinions?

-gb
Forum: Commuting
01-02-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

As the OP, just wanted to let everyone know that...

As the OP, just wanted to let everyone know that I bought a Citizen (u frame) for my wife and she loves it! It's a nice bike. Unfortunately Breezer is literally out of the Large diamond frame...
01-02-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By gbrandt

Ok. Seems I can get a new Piccolo in Europe...

Ok. Seems I can get a new Piccolo in Europe (shipping$ !!!) if I wanted to based on all the web advertisements. And of coures the Adams is no problem.

Question - I see the Burley uses its own rack...
01-02-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By gbrandt

Thanks, I'll check out both.

Thanks, I'll check out both.
12-31-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,565
Posted By gbrandt

Breezer commuters (at least the Citizen model on...

Breezer commuters (at least the Citizen model on up) have the integrated O lock built into the rear frame...
12-31-06, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By gbrandt

Chariot Catch-em?

Hi folks,

After years of road biking (now years ago), I just "went commuter". Purchased a Breezer Citizen for my wife and am waiting on my Uptown. Now it's time to take care of the little ones.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-06, 10:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

appreciate the feedback. I guess with my...

appreciate the feedback. I guess with my anticipated usage, the rigid would be fine if need be. Of course, at the moment I can find neither a properly sized Uptown nor a Street on a shop floor neatby...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Interesting. Looking at the Breezer specs more...

Interesting. Looking at the Breezer specs more closely, their fork is adjustable but don't see any mention of the ability to lock it out. Score one for the Street. In fact, still no luck in finding...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 03:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Does anyone know if the uptown8 suspension has...

Does anyone know if the uptown8 suspension has 100% lockout? Heck, is it even adjustable?

-gb
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 12:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

OK - back from my ride! I guess I'm sold now. I...

OK - back from my ride! I guess I'm sold now. I even road a Townie cause it was there. It reinforced why I don't want one. No offense, but it's like riding a barca lounger. Also, noone seems to have...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 12:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Well folks, I'm off to ride a 2006 Uptown8 at the...

Well folks, I'm off to ride a 2006 Uptown8 at the LBS. Corresponded with Breezer, the 2007 won't be out until "Feb or March". I"m not really keen on waiting 3 months to start my regimen so might get...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Central Orange County between the foothiils and...

Central Orange County between the foothiils and the sea. You could say we have ascents and descents vs. hills where I plan to ride. Meaning everything is very gradual unless you move into the...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

Thanks all so far for the informative (and really...

Thanks all so far for the informative (and really quick! - isn't anyone working today?) feedback. Seems like lots of Breezer fans here. Definately sounds like the "get on and go" vote goes to the...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By gbrandt

breezer uptown8 vs. cannondale street premium

Ok folks, I've spent about 6 hours combing every thread on this forum that's relevant so its time to post my own. I've narrowed down my choice in bikes to these two models. I was an avid cycler in my...
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