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Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Falkon

That makes more sense. For some reason, I didn't...

That makes more sense. For some reason, I didn't make that connection from wire rack.



Absolutely. This is what I use, and they're awesome. They're also expensive.
I don't use a wire...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Falkon

Sorry, I'm not understanding. What is a wire...

Sorry, I'm not understanding. What is a wire rack?
01-27-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,135
Posted By Falkon

I have a bunch of the Kirkland wool hiking socks...

I have a bunch of the Kirkland wool hiking socks from Costco that I really like. For the price, they're absolutely excellent. I think I have one pair of DeFeet Woolie Boolie for winter cycling. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Falkon

Oops, I'm off. It's an 11-34t.

Oops, I'm off. It's an 11-34t.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Falkon

The whole bike is dark green. I want to get new...

The whole bike is dark green. I want to get new panniers that are actually waterproof, and I’m probably going for Ortlieb. They make a PVC-free bag that looks like a close match to the Miami green...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Falkon

Intended to tarnish, but I'm not sure what will. ...

Intended to tarnish, but I'm not sure what will. It's just anodized aluminum fenders and copper plated steel seat. I love the wide range cassette. With the normal compact double, I've got enough...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Falkon

Agreed. I don't mind it so much, but I could do...

Agreed. I don't mind it so much, but I could do without it. I'm trying to decide if I should try to match new panniers to that accent color or go with "good enough" dark green or black.
01-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By Falkon

I have those rims on my Ciocc. I'm running...

I have those rims on my Ciocc. I'm running Vittoria Zaffiro tires, I believe. Velox rim tape. I don't recall these being much harder to mount than other rims, but it's been a while.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Falkon

I prefer panniers but also have an Osprey Stratos...

I prefer panniers but also have an Osprey Stratos 34L for commuting and hiking. Space gets tight when you carry lunch in reusable containers, necessary gear, and a full set of dress clothes. It’s...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Falkon

New Bougie Bike Build

I finally got the bike I put on back order a week ago and put on accessories to give it the look I wanted. Thanks again for opinions on some of those! It’s a bit much for a commuter, and it’s most of...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By Falkon

It's kind of the same stuff you'd wear doing any...

It's kind of the same stuff you'd wear doing any physical outdoor activity. If it's pretty darn cold -- base layer, insulating layer, shell layer. I don't buy cycling specific winter gear when I...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,128
Posted By Falkon

Disregard? No, I have full regard for traffic...

Disregard? No, I have full regard for traffic laws. I just don't always follow every one if it's not practical to do so. I'm not going to sit there waiting at a red light that does not detect my...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,293
Posted By Falkon

I'm with ya. I live in the foothills of the...

I'm with ya. I live in the foothills of the Appalachians, and it can be flat or hilly, depending on where you are. My commute is also eight miles with about three hills. They're not bad, but it's...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,293
Posted By Falkon

I feel the same way. I did some searching and...

I feel the same way. I did some searching and found some good, torque-sensing, mid-drive conversion kits. The torque-sensing pedal assist feels so natural to me, unlike any other motorized bike...
11-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,306
Posted By Falkon

Lauf is an Icelandic brand? I stand corrected. ...

Lauf is an Icelandic brand? I stand corrected. I thought it was like the German word "laufen".
11-05-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,306
Posted By Falkon

Ahh, Germans. You gotta love it. I wouldn't...

Ahh, Germans. You gotta love it. I wouldn't doubt that it's easy to get a DUI on a bike, but I don't know about container laws on single occupant bicycles.
10-30-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By Falkon

A good chain lock is a bit harder to cut through...

A good chain lock is a bit harder to cut through with an angle grinder, because you have to be able to hold the links still. A determined thief will still be able to get through it with an angle...
10-30-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,618
Posted By Falkon

I feel like this forum is much, much more civil,...

I feel like this forum is much, much more civil, and I've been a regular in the P&R forum. I actually came back here after being off the board for years, because the community here is both smaller...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,714
Posted By Falkon

I have a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires...

I have a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires on order now. Unfortunately I won’t be able to fit them up for a couple of months when the bike I want finally comes in. They’re 700x35c and seemed to...
10-28-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,629
Posted By Falkon

Only you can filter out most Chinese sellers on...

Only you can filter out most Chinese sellers on eBay and not on Amazon.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By Falkon

It gets hot and humid here. I am lucky enough to...

It gets hot and humid here. I am lucky enough to have a bathroom at the end of the hall with a shower. I started using that. I'm not generally a super sweaty person, but you just can't avoid it...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

Oh, I'm sure I'll show off. Handsome Cycles is...

Oh, I'm sure I'll show off. Handsome Cycles is the only one I know of making a copper colored aluminum fender. I bought from them through Amazon. I actually have a set of pedals with copper toe...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

I appreciate the opinions and suggestions from...

I appreciate the opinions and suggestions from everyone. I decided to go with the hammered copper fenders and picked up some leather mud flaps to match the bar tape. Bougie commuter bike should be...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,725
Posted By Falkon

Yeah, I'm a hoopy frood. I could probably bring...

Yeah, I'm a hoopy frood.
I could probably bring and leave brown and black pairs of dress shoes. When I did bike commuting previously, I also basically brought a week's worth of dress outfits folded...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

I did ask for for the opinions though. So, I...

I did ask for for the opinions though. So, I appreciate yours. I'm leaning toward matte black or copper now. You're helping me narrow it down. Copper looks good with the dark green in my opinion,...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,725
Posted By Falkon

Holy thread necromancy. This thread is from the...

Holy thread necromancy. This thread is from the year I graduated with my degree.

For what it's worth, I recently bought an Osprey Stratos 34 for bike commuting. I needed something better than my...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

We're on the same page. All that I listed will...

We're on the same page. All that I listed will match or coordinate well with at least one part. I'm just kinda stuck in the choice, because they all seem like they'd look good! Copper works with...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

I edited the OP with a link to the bike. I don't...

I edited the OP with a link to the bike. I don't have a real life pic, because the size and color I want is unfortunately on back order. They're saying December, and I'm hoping for sooner. British...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,989
Posted By Falkon

Ahh, very nice. I've now seen retrofit kits for...

Ahh, very nice. I've now seen retrofit kits for mid-drive e-bikes. I'm even more tempted now to get something like an old dutch style or English road bike and do a conversion. I'll wait until I've...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 73,614
Posted By Falkon

40-something degrees (F) starts to get weird. I'm...

40-something degrees (F) starts to get weird. I'm really cold starting out, then warm up (duh). It was too cold for just a wicking t-shirt/jersey this morning. I selected the insulated softshell...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

That's what I'm worried about. For the most part,...

That's what I'm worried about. For the most part, this bike is going between home and work, where there's a rack and many cameras, and to the grocery store, coffee shop, and a few other places. Bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,989
Posted By Falkon

Spitze! That is a one neat bike, though I get a...

Spitze! That is a one neat bike, though I get a bit nervous about trying to push that 30+ lb weight (before gear) up the hills on my commute. The greater the speed gap between me and the rest of...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

This is true. I didn't include them, because...

This is true. I didn't include them, because their listed style in around the 45mm width and in black are the hammered fenders, which are pretty close to the same as the Handsome Cycles black...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Falkon

900 fill is a nice jacket! When I was traveling...

900 fill is a nice jacket!
When I was traveling around Germany in the shoulder season, I saw most folks wearing jackets like this. Down fill, water resistant shell, chic look, dark colors. Me? ...
10-22-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,384
Posted By Falkon

I actually just put in an order for my first Trek...

I actually just put in an order for my first Trek road bike. It's a gravel bike and about the only one that had what I wanted for a price I was willing to pay. I checked the catalogs of the brands...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By Falkon

Aesthetic Fender Opinions

This is probably gonna come off bougie for this sub, but bear with me. I'm getting a bike to use as a commuter, all around fun riding bike, and light touring. I haven't built or bought a new ride in...
Forum: Southeast
10-08-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,474
Posted By Falkon

How so? I've been off the forums for a good...

How so?

I've been off the forums for a good while, but I poked in here. Another Huntsvillian here. I got back from Germany where I rode a bike almost everywhere and realized how much I missed...
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 76,981
Posted By Falkon

I've been off of this forum since about 2013, and...

I've been off of this forum since about 2013, and I just found out about Tom. I still have a shirt he sent me when we did a gift exchange. Such a great man is missed by many.
01-09-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Falkon

These are also a good replacement:...

These are also a good replacement: http://hplusson.com/products/TB14
01-08-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Falkon

Good info. I was wondering if there were some...

Good info. I was wondering if there were some difference in materials or construction of more modern rims to make them stronger.
It looks like the Mavic Open Pro SUP rim is what I'm looking for. ...
01-08-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Falkon

Dumb rim question and recommendations

Is there any reason why double eyelet rims are not often found? Has rim construction gotten considerably better in recent decades?
Also, I need to lace new wheels for my vintage Ciocc, but I want...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,629
Posted By Falkon

A friend gave me a Specialized halogen bike...

A friend gave me a Specialized halogen bike light. It's the kind with the bottle battery that takes D-cell batteries. Well, it ate the batteries in two rides. I would say I got about 1.5 hours out...
09-28-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,230
Posted By Falkon

I've used the 9-speed chainrings with 10-speed...

I've used the 9-speed chainrings with 10-speed components, but I'm quite certain that 8-speed and lower have a different width.
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,402
Posted By Falkon

I change my mind like I change my underwear, so I...

I change my mind like I change my underwear, so I just go with piercings instead. Much cheaper, you can take them out, you can change the jewelry, etc.
Forum: Foo
03-11-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By Falkon

I've created some wanted posters for you to put...

I've created some wanted posters for you to put up.
http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politics/Images/reading-rainbow-levar-burton.jpg
Forum: Foo
03-09-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By Falkon

This thread makes me cry. I'm an IT major with...

This thread makes me cry. I'm an IT major with experience working retail. I just put in my two weeks notice.
Forum: Foo
03-03-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Falkon

Don't count on it. I've had good friends bail...

Don't count on it. I've had good friends bail out on me. People are ****heads, protect yourself.
Forum: Foo
03-01-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Falkon

I'll take BC's "blandness" any day.

I'll take BC's "blandness" any day.
Forum: Foo
03-01-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By Falkon

That's what we need. Canadian coyotes to get me...

That's what we need. Canadian coyotes to get me the hell outta here.
Forum: Foo
03-01-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Falkon

I also enjoy my Race Blades.

I also enjoy my Race Blades.
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