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07-16-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By jade408

If you want a longer ride - you can start at the...

If you want a longer ride - you can start at the Ikea in Emeryville. The F or the J stop there. Can't remember which one. It is also a straight-forward stop too. Just cross at the crosswalk and you...
07-11-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By jade408

The OP confirmed up thread:

The OP confirmed up thread:
07-10-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By jade408

How many spokes does your wheel have?

How many spokes does your wheel have?
07-10-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,118
Posted By jade408

A lot if you seem tobe forgetting the OP is 16....

A lot if you seem tobe forgetting the OP is 16. Maybe still going through puberty. Cut out the refined stuff. Get more activity. Figure out the habits you can keep up with for life. Also, you can’t...
07-07-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,034
Posted By jade408

Really sharp looking.

Really sharp looking.
07-06-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By jade408

Airbnb Experiences, a potential revenue stream for your LBS?

A couple of years ago, Airbnb launched "experiences (https://blog.atairbnb.com/what-are-airbnb-experiences/)," where you host a special outing in your city. In recent months, they have been promoting...
07-06-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,853
Posted By jade408

Ugh. I know. But I already got leather tape....

Ugh. I know. But I already got leather tape. Maybe for next year’s revision. :D
07-06-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,853
Posted By jade408

Now I want that oil slick tape.

Now I want that oil slick tape.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,864
Posted By jade408

Lesson learned for sure. My custom rack has so...

Lesson learned for sure. My custom rack has so many welds on it. I know it was a lot of effort for sure. I definitely didn’t appreciate how complex they were at first glance on the price range.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By jade408

Sorry this is off-topic, but I am amazed the...

Sorry this is off-topic, but I am amazed the SoCal train isn’t like the Bay Area ones with no registration walk on. https://www.capitolcorridor.org/bicycles/
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By jade408

You can also do what I did - get a production...

You can also do what I did - get a production frame that is IGH friendly (Soma has some!). :)
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By jade408

I am on team fenders because they look pretty :D ...

I am on team fenders because they look pretty :D

Not on all bikes, but many. They are a good finisher.
06-26-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,483
Posted By jade408

I agree, classic lines I like with skin walls. ...

I agree, classic lines I like with skin walls. Not classic lines I like black better.
06-25-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image1_10_48c665c388b18ea87216a12dd4dd6c182bd0f8c1.jpeg
It is coming together!
06-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,060
Posted By jade408

No, I generally aim to not drive for short...

No, I generally aim to not drive for short distances, take the bus or other transit when it is practical, and of course resume riding when my new bike shows up.

I have a car, it doesn't get used...
06-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

Thank you both! Hopefully I'll have it in hand...

Thank you both! Hopefully I'll have it in hand next week and can post more pics! :D

Korina - I know you hate purple. :P
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,881
Posted By jade408

I'd probably spec for wider tires and fenders -...

I'd probably spec for wider tires and fenders - just in case! You know how sucky the potholes are in Oakland/Berkeley.

I also ended up getting a fitting at Zealot Cycleworks to accompany my build...
06-24-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By jade408

I am a fan of updating/replacing/customizing your...

I am a fan of updating/replacing/customizing your parts. But I concur that it only makes sense with a good base! I think getting a good used frame and starting from there is a better use of funds!
06-24-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By jade408

For the past 12 months I have been hurting my...

For the past 12 months I have been hurting my left knee from every angle! First up, last summer I twisted my knee when tripping over an errant power cord. While I didn't fall over, I landed...
06-23-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,011
Posted By jade408

Ride the rainbow.

Ride the rainbow.
06-22-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,010
Posted By jade408

Maybe you all have great pavement, but here in...

Maybe you all have great pavement, but here in California, with the state of the roads and the giant potholes, and road debris - you need a gravel grinder for the subpar pavement. Gravel would be...
06-21-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

Head badge sneak peek!

Build is in progress. It’s the Oakland tree on my head badge!
...
06-21-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,011
Posted By jade408

I chose purple for my almost done custom bike. I...

I chose purple for my almost done custom bike. I should get it in around a week. So close now!
06-20-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,011
Posted By jade408

I thought that after I posted. How about what...

I thought that after I posted. How about what color is your favorite bike?
06-20-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,011
Posted By jade408

What color is your bike?

How about a fun little poll....what color is your bike?
06-20-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,540
Posted By jade408

Also, OP, they are not all interchangeable. So...

Also, OP, they are not all interchangeable. So the more details on what you currently have the better!
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,947
Posted By jade408

To throw another wrench in there. Since you are...

To throw another wrench in there. Since you are building up from frame, you should cross shop Soma as well. :D

Maybe a Fog Cutter. Or Smoothie.

https://www.somafab.com/bikes-frames/frames
06-19-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

Of course! Purple seems to be trending these days...

Of course! Purple seems to be trending these days too! Sparkly purple is way more fun!
06-18-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By jade408

Interesting. I read this Major Taylor book...

Interesting. I read this Major Taylor book (https://www.amazon.com/Major-Taylor-Inspiring-Cyclist-Worldwide-ebook/dp/B00J75IR5O/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=major+taylor&qid=1560915320&s=gateway&sr=8-2) a few...
06-18-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

I got the MKS lambdas! Had them on my last bike...

I got the MKS lambdas! Had them on my last bike and loved them. So good will all shoes, even my unsupportive soft soled ones. :)
06-18-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

Those are really good questions! I am getting 165...

Those are really good questions! I am getting 165 cranks, and have fairly small feet so I am not worried about heel clearance, that hasn't been an issue you for me on any bike. I will be running...
06-18-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,595
Posted By jade408

My bike should arrive in about a week! Here is a...

My bike should arrive in about a week! Here is a teaser of the powder coat! Woohoo, the countdown begins!
...
06-17-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,090
Posted By jade408

I am early 40s, and at the cusp in terms of...

I am early 40s, and at the cusp in terms of childhood experience. We had video games and still played outside in an unstructured way. I also had a computer with internet in my teen years. The...
06-17-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,012
Posted By jade408

Get a Soma Buena Vista frame. Goes up to 62cm. ...

Get a Soma Buena Vista frame. Goes up to 62cm.

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/buena-vista-disc-frame-set
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By jade408

Get a belt drive friendly frame (like Soma...

Get a belt drive friendly frame (like Soma Wolverine (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/soma-frame-wolverine-b-type-moss-green-4402?category=990)). Build up from there. Rohloff is like $1500,...
06-15-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By jade408

I think you should try some bars with sweep -...

I think you should try some bars with sweep - that sweep back to you. If they need to be closer - then bars with rise and sweep. And ergo grips can help too!

Check out Rivendell's handlebar...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By jade408

Here are a few: ...

Here are a few:
https://www.betabrand.com/mens/pants/black-bike-to-work-pants
https://www.kitandace.com/us/en/men/new-arrivals-men/navigator-commute-pant-slim-fit/KMB10103.html
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By jade408

My skin flips out with prolonged exposure to...

My skin flips out with prolonged exposure to sweat, so I keep a few backup supplies at work - face wash, and a mini face routine to use add needed with face wash, eye cream, serum, moisturizer. And a...
06-12-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By jade408

I like this bike! I also think housing like this...

I like this bike! I also think housing like this would look great! https://velo-orange.com/collections/cables-housing/products/vo-metallic-braid-brake-cable-kits

The "gold" looks a little more...
06-12-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,336
Posted By jade408

Lyft’s new ebikes can be docked or dockless. ...

Lyft’s new ebikes can be docked or dockless. They are rolling out in the next few weeks.
06-10-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By jade408

Remember how good the batteries on our phones...

Remember how good the batteries on our phones used to be?
06-10-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By jade408

You probably need a time machine to make this...

You probably need a time machine to make this challenge work.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,073
Posted By jade408

Hmm I guess things are sort of full circle. So...

Hmm I guess things are sort of full circle. So when I was sort of considering the custom bike build I am doing now...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,472
Posted By jade408

700c is terrible for a shorter person- you’ll hit...

700c is terrible for a shorter person- you’ll hit your toes on the fenders, and they make terrible compromises for smaller frames. Finding 650b if possible is the best option for the OP. Fewer...
06-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By jade408

Maybe look at River saddles as well. ;)

Maybe look at River saddles as well. ;)
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,881
Posted By jade408

It totally makes sense - and I do not disagree. I...

It totally makes sense - and I do not disagree. I think there are probably a lot more armchair frame builder customers now with the internet. :D

But for many people who are always leading in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,881
Posted By jade408

I think a custom frame is as much a technical...

I think a custom frame is as much a technical challenge as an art project. Depending on the sort of person you are, it can be hard to not control the process and all the details. And you may not...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,881
Posted By jade408

My uninformed hypothesis (and intuition) about...

My uninformed hypothesis (and intuition) about more experienced builders:

1. Have solved the same problem more times
2. Have done enough builds to have a signature / trademark element
3. Has had...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,143
Posted By jade408

To tip or not to tip?

I’m in the home stretch of my custom bike build. And I was having some thoughts. Do you tip you frame builder at the completion of the project? How much and how do you deliver it?

For most every...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,165
Posted By jade408

Velo Orange used to have some great ones! Now...

Velo Orange used to have some great ones! Now they only have one left: https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-alloy-chainguard

I ordered one from Woody's for my new bike! Wooden chain guard:...
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