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Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By advicepig

I’ve been wearing Darn Toughs for six or seven...

I’ve been wearing Darn Toughs for six or seven years now with no holes. No other sock has ever lasted a year for me. I know people who have gotten replacements with no hassle through their guarantee,...
01-17-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By advicepig

If you have two pair, rotating which ones you...

If you have two pair, rotating which ones you wear and letting the others dry well helps minimize the growth of stink. I might try spraying February in one pair and propping the up where a fan can...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By advicepig

My trick in Minnesota, I get bundled up in layers...

My trick in Minnesota, I get bundled up in layers that work for the end of my ride early and do my morning routine in them to preheat. So I’ve got my tights and jacket on in the house as I eat...
10-03-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By advicepig

This video is a good overview of how it should...

This video is a good overview of how it should work.

YouTube qr video
10-01-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,456
Posted By advicepig

I’m currently saving for a Surly Bridgeclub. My...

I’m currently saving for a Surly Bridgeclub. My 29er is a little too small, and I want a new winter ride that’s not a full fattie. Soon, Bridgeclub, soon.
09-24-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,962
Posted By advicepig

The Search and the Valence are very similar fits,...

The Search and the Valence are very similar fits, while the Threshold has a fit much closer to the Tactic, their race road bike. I love my Threshold. I commute with it, but when I want to really whip...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By advicepig

I commute with the Axiom Streamliner DLX Disc and...

I commute with the Axiom Streamliner DLX Disc and love it. I had some heel strike before getting it and now that problem is solved. I carry a large lunch, a full change of clothes, and way too much...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By advicepig

REI does this to returned items that are not...

REI does this to returned items that are not perfect for resale.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,379
Posted By advicepig

We have bike lockers at the University of...

We have bike lockers at the University of Minnesota for $87 / year. Does your school have anything like that?
Forum: Commuting
02-12-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,079
Posted By advicepig

I convinced my wife to turn her road bike into...

I convinced my wife to turn her road bike into her commuter a few years back and she couldn't be happier. Most of her miles are commuting, so why not get the most out of your favorite bike? There are...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,208
Posted By advicepig

I think it was 7, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm...

I think it was 7, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm still feeling like it's a 1999 due to color descriptions, but it does look a little more like the 1998 spec. I'm pretty sure it's a Nitto handlebar too. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,208
Posted By advicepig

1999 Bianchi Volpe - BikePedia...

1999 Bianchi Volpe - BikePedia (http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=1999&brand=Bianchi&model=Volpe)

This matches the parts that were on my Volpe when I got it.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,208
Posted By advicepig

Here's my Volpe. Pardon the screwy saddle...

Here's my Volpe. Pardon the screwy saddle adjustment. It's better now, I promise. ;)

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Forum: Commuting
02-09-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,208
Posted By advicepig

I'm pretty sure I have the same one too. I...

I'm pretty sure I have the same one too. I thought mine was a 1999. I bought it used, but it was very close to stock and components lead me to the 1999 version with RSX 7 speed STI. I've upgraded...
04-02-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By advicepig

I have a Speen adaptor on my cyclocross bike. I...

I have a Speen adaptor on my cyclocross bike. I don't like it much. Way too difficult to get proper tension. I imagine it would be even worse on a triple.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By advicepig

I'd buy the BMC. You've ridden it and know you...

I'd buy the BMC. You've ridden it and know you like it. Also, I'm totally in love with my Ultegra Di2. Sell the other stuff if you aren't gonna ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By advicepig

Please keep in mind that even with a perfect fit,...

Please keep in mind that even with a perfect fit, you can get assorted aches and pains if you push yourself to hard too quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By advicepig

I think the Superfeet will help a ton if you need...

I think the Superfeet will help a ton if you need to keep the budget down. I used them in some Shimano shoes and it was pretty good. I've since gone to heat moldable Bonts. Super nice, but decidedly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By advicepig

I wish I had. Mine is in my down tube and rattles...

I wish I had. Mine is in my down tube and rattles a ton. Maybe this fall, I'll pull the bb30 adaptor out of my frame and pad the junction box or even just tape it down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By advicepig

You haven't mentioned if you've ridden these...

You haven't mentioned if you've ridden these bikes, but that's the real bottom line. Test ride and buy the one you love the most. Don't fart around online trying to figure out if you are getting the...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By advicepig

I love the Paselas. Great road feel while still...

I love the Paselas. Great road feel while still being flat resistant. No problems with grass or gravel. Not great in deep sand or mud.
07-03-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By advicepig

I have an older Volpe in 55 and it's one of my...

I have an older Volpe in 55 and it's one of my favorite bikes. I'm 5' 11" and have a 34" cycling inseam.

Of course, this should mean nothing, since those numbers don't tell you anything about my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By advicepig

If she likes them both and are specced about the...

If she likes them both and are specced about the same, go with the shop that's the nicest.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By advicepig

I won a prize!!!

I won a prize!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By advicepig

That's simply crazy, I don't understand how...

That's simply crazy, I don't understand how riding a bike that's clearly too big for you would be of any use. Hit up some other shops, this one is clearly just trying to get your money.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,648
Posted By advicepig

I love the Craft Active bib. Retails at $99,...

I love the Craft Active bib. Retails at $99, maybe able to find a deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By advicepig

You might also like fizik bargel. It has gel...

You might also like fizik bargel. It has gel packs that stick on before you wrap the bars. I love the stuff and it adds a nice size to standard bars.
05-02-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By advicepig

I've got an RSX 7 speed pair in the basement....

I've got an RSX 7 speed pair in the basement. They worked fine when I took them off to put on Ultegra a few years ago. PM me if you want to make an offer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,108
Posted By advicepig

I'd consider whether it is a fit issue. If the...

I'd consider whether it is a fit issue. If the shop did a good job of getting your initial position and then you raised your seat at least a couple of inches, it is likely that that radical change in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By advicepig

At comparable prices, worry more about fit than...

At comparable prices, worry more about fit than components. Each bike is going to feel different due to unique geometries. Go for some test rides and figure out which one you like best.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,975
Posted By advicepig

http://bont.com/cycling/products/commuter.html

http://bont.com/cycling/products/commuter.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,975
Posted By advicepig

The Bont C1 is pretty much one of their road...

The Bont C1 is pretty much one of their road shoes with lugs so you can walk. It's mega stiff and fully heat moldable.
04-17-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By advicepig

I did it with 3x7 RSX to 10 speed Ultegra...

I did it with 3x7 RSX to 10 speed Ultegra brifters and it worked fine. I'd still be running it if I didn't get a Ultegra RD for $25.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By advicepig

If you're not entirely in love with the Cross...

If you're not entirely in love with the Cross Check, it's almost always easier and cheaper to buy a bike with the shifters you want.

If you are going to upgrade, you need brifters and a cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By advicepig

A 56 very well could be your size. I have similar...

A 56 very well could be your size. I have similar measurements and ride a 56 in most brands.

Not sure what the used market is like where you live, but I'm not sure I'd pay that much for Tiagra.
09-12-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,900
Posted By advicepig

I had trouble with an OnGuard Pitbull mini...

I had trouble with an OnGuard Pitbull mini because the yellow rubber boot around the shackle ends was preventing the U from completely seating against the locking part. When I lined it up correctly,...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,815
Posted By advicepig

I love my 1998 Volpe. I wouldn't say it was a...

I love my 1998 Volpe. I wouldn't say it was a true touring geometry as it has rather short chainstays for a touring bike, so if I'm not careful about how I load my bike, I can get a little heel...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By advicepig

Oh and I'm sure they still exist, but they don't...

Oh and I'm sure they still exist, but they don't really think much about how their site looks.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By advicepig

I have a few non messenger bags from them and...

I have a few non messenger bags from them and love them. They are really made by nice Minnesotan old ladies. I have the Grand Portage canoeing bag and the Slingshot water bottle bag that I use when...
09-25-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,009
Posted By advicepig

On the last cassette I took apart, the "rivets"...

On the last cassette I took apart, the "rivets" were actually bolts with tiny hexagonal heads. Try turning them out with a pair of pliers. You'll want extra spacers to replace the space left from...
06-06-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,636
Posted By advicepig

I have the Rivendell pods linked above and they...

I have the Rivendell pods linked above and they work great. I'd probably use both the front and rear ones and sell the pair from your aerobars so things match, but I care how my bike looks. Not...
03-08-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,215
Posted By advicepig

+3 I've also found that some cheap tires on...

+3

I've also found that some cheap tires on hookless rims won't hold 60psi right off the bat. I tend to put 40 psi in there and for a few days and then top it off to 60.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By advicepig

I got some bar end shifter pods...

I got some bar end shifter pods (http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/shifters_and_derailers?a=1&page=2#product=17-068) at Rivendell and put on some old Shimano downtube shifters on them. Great deal...
08-08-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By advicepig

I've had success getting extra leverage by...

I've had success getting extra leverage by putting a pipe over the handle of a wrench. At one point, I even used a seat tube (with seat still attached) to move a rather difficult wrench.
08-08-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By advicepig

You should definitely lock both wheels. You can...

You should definitely lock both wheels. You can get a rear wheel off in two seconds if you've had any practice. I used a u lock with a really thick cable as well. The cable goes through the front...
08-08-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By advicepig

If you want a set of shifters on the stem, you...

If you want a set of shifters on the stem, you should be able to pick up a used set and fit those on, especially if you don't need indexed shifting.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,054
Posted By advicepig

My panniers have a little loop to connect a light...

My panniers have a little loop to connect a light to. Are you sure your panniers don't?
08-01-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,886
Posted By advicepig

I converted my commuter to bar end shifting with...

I converted my commuter to bar end shifting with a pair of these (http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/shifters_and_derailers?page=2#product=17-068). They are adapters to put the existing downtube...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By advicepig

I got one of these as a birthday present a while...

I got one of these as a birthday present a while ago and it actually worked. Our bikes were stolen out of our garage and a few weeks later, I got a call from the National Bike Registry and for $10...
05-23-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By advicepig

I've been known to use a small cable that I lock...

I've been known to use a small cable that I lock to my U lock. It's called a seat saver and it works for your seat, post, and helmet. I don't have any great ideas about your lights
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