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08-21-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By Dan515

I'm definitely open to used bikes if the price is...

I'm definitely open to used bikes if the price is right.

How far back could I go before the technology isn't really "worth it" anymore? For hardtails I suppose that's more irrelevant, but I don't...
08-20-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By Dan515

I'm already riding a Jake the Snake for...

I'm already riding a Jake the Snake for commuting/road riding, so the mountain bike would be primarily for off-road use. I would love to have a gravel bike with larger clearances and more modern tech...
08-18-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By Dan515

Getting back into mountain biking - what bike would be best?

I used to own a mountain bike (Azonic Evolution) and used it to ride more aggressive XC and attempted to do some dirt jumping on it. That was years ago.

Currently I commute and do road riding, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By Dan515

Yes very true. I guess the part that bugs me is...

Yes very true. I guess the part that bugs me is how lots of people I know treat this like it's some "once in a lifetime must-do event" when it's really just a glorified picnic.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By Dan515

Seems pretty pretentious. You have to pay to...

Seems pretty pretentious. You have to pay to bring your own food and drink, and you have to adhere to their dress code... I'd just do this myself with friends instead of with thousands of others...
06-18-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,828
Posted By Dan515

Not anymore so long as you have the cash (as...

Not anymore so long as you have the cash (as always)
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06-18-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,828
Posted By Dan515

I also think you'd probably have to get two bikes...

I also think you'd probably have to get two bikes if you want to keep doing skatepark stuff. Probably a cyclocross/"gravel" bike as most people said, and then keep your BMX or get a 650b hardtail...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,799
Posted By Dan515

Sorry, lost you there.

Sorry, lost you there.
06-17-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 379,003
Posted By Dan515

Meant as a compliment to T13 and a jab at...

Meant as a compliment to T13 and a jab at Speedvagen/Vanilla. T13's "Beater" is just as cool and utilitarian as a $5k boutique bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,688
Posted By Dan515

Just commuted on my fiancee's dutch-style bike in...

Just commuted on my fiancee's dutch-style bike in 30*C weather. I thought "It's a beautiful day. Maybe I should try her bike to have a more leisurely commute." The 16km route has rolling hills, and...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,627
Posted By Dan515

Pretty much what jfowler85 said. They're cheap,...

Pretty much what jfowler85 said. They're cheap, but if you're just looking for a beater or something to run errands on they're not bad.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,688
Posted By Dan515

Wow. That's a Frankenbike if I ever saw one!

Wow. That's a Frankenbike if I ever saw one!
06-15-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 379,003
Posted By Dan515

Reminds me of this...

Reminds me of this (http://www.thevanillaworkshop.com/speedvagen-urban-racer/).
06-15-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 143,348
Posted By Dan515

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFPZPlHWtII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFPZPlHWtII
06-09-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,385
Posted By Dan515

Sorry to act as a thread necromancer. At my...

Sorry to act as a thread necromancer.

At my grandparents' house, i found one of these Iverson road bikes in storage. The drivetrain looks like it needs work, and the wheels have some corrosion....
Forum: Commuting
06-09-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,688
Posted By Dan515

I think that if you have a dedicated commuter...

I think that if you have a dedicated commuter bike that is mainly used in stop-go city traffic (or even MUPs) then drop bars won't be the greatest or most necessary. Often when I commute, I see other...
06-06-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,557
Posted By Dan515

Just don't crash your aluminum bike into a solid...

Just don't crash your aluminum bike into a solid stationary object and you'll avoid the catastrophic failure.

Comfort is pretty subjective... I've been commuting and short touring on an aluminum...
06-06-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Dan515

Maybe take this to the Classic & Vintage forum?...

Maybe take this to the Classic & Vintage forum? You might be able to get a better response
Forum: Commuting
06-06-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By Dan515

It's true that Vanilla/Speedvagen have their own...

It's true that Vanilla/Speedvagen have their own clientele. They do make beautiful bikes and custom does come at a cost. I just think that marketing a product as pedestrian as the Urban Racer as a...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By Dan515

There are lots of boutique custom bikes that are...

There are lots of boutique custom bikes that are really lust-worthy. This is almost a joke/insult. Creating a bike that one could replicate (minus the boutique and handmade part) for 1/4 of the price...
06-04-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,565
Posted By Dan515

Should I turn an old 1974 Iverson (yes one of...

Should I turn an old 1974 Iverson (yes one of those) road bike into an SS/FG errand bike instead of trying to make the rusty drivetrain work again? Or just forget it and recycle it?
06-03-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 690,504
Posted By Dan515

"What if it starts out with this bike that's...

"What if it starts out with this bike that's totally not reasonable? It doesn't make sense, it's not rational."

You got that right... especially for $4k.
06-03-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Dan515

I think you might be right.

I think you might be right.
06-03-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Dan515

You'd also have to buy a completely new bike,...

You'd also have to buy a completely new bike, which I assume the OP wasn't planning on doing.
06-03-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dan515

It doesn't sound like you're planning on doing...

It doesn't sound like you're planning on doing anything that would require suspension or a "real" mountain bike. If you just want to gravel ride or some light XC singletrack a bit, but mainly commute...
06-03-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,281
Posted By Dan515

This was me during my first Populaire a few...

This was me during my first Populaire a few months ago. Road rash healed up pretty nice now.
06-03-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,947
Posted By Dan515

The Bike Dr on West Broadway is great. I've...

The Bike Dr on West Broadway is great. I've consistently had very informative feedback from the staff based on what I was looking for, and they even gave me tips on how to DIY if I wanted to get my...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,295
Posted By Dan515

You also might want to foam roll...

You also might want to foam roll (http://www.bicycling.com/training/health-injuries/roll-out-kinks) your IT band/TFL, calves, and quads...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,347
Posted By Dan515

Ladies can't resist dat swag ...

Ladies can't resist dat swag

http://smorum.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/tumblr_lzunt9mdqk1r6x1a5o1_1280.jpg


As for things people have yelled at me - "HEY! DIDN'T YOUR MOM TELL YOU TO...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By Dan515

I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'd say in the city...

I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'd say in the city proper (not including the suburbs of Burnaby, etc) we're about an 8. I mean, here's a map (http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/map-cycling-vancouver.pdf)...
06-03-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Dan515

As long as it fits you and has any of the checked...

As long as it fits you and has any of the checked dropouts found here (http://www.ridemorebikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/single-speed-dropouts.jpg) then you should be good to go.

Is it just...
06-03-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,298,532
Posted By Dan515

+1 to everything you said. I especially...

+1 to everything you said.

I especially don't understand why they fitted it with a single-sided custom rack that only works for a currently non-existent pannier... that may only exist in the...
06-03-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 143,348
Posted By Dan515

You're awesome. So is this band! ...

You're awesome.


So is this band!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7DipwzfPOM
06-02-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,040
Posted By Dan515

Jixr: people here aren't ****ting on you because...

Jixr: people here aren't ****ting on you because you aren't spending $3k on a bike. You're not in the Road forum :p

Seriously though, it's the same mentality as when you buy anything else: would...
06-01-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,911
Posted By Dan515

#kilott...

#kilott (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=kilott) ....?
Replies: 176
Views: 105,382
Posted By Dan515

Would you guys recommend buying a bike straight...

Would you guys recommend buying a bike straight away or is it sufficient to just use a rental for the first while after passing the intro courses and wanting to get into some beginner training/racing?
03-12-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,777
Posted By Dan515

The Schlumpf Mountain Drive is probably the best...

The Schlumpf Mountain Drive is probably the best (albeit costly) way to get two widely spaced gears (e.g. one for flats, one for hills), which is what I assume you want to do, mondonson.

Other...
03-07-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,035
Posted By Dan515

I don't think that it's the notion of not...

I don't think that it's the notion of not "support[ing] corporate America" that makes your adjustable wood-framed fixed gear bike sketchy. I believe it's called "engineering."


A homemade rack...
02-24-15, 12:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,078
Posted By Dan515

Rehabilitation Assistant (aka Physical &...

Rehabilitation Assistant (aka Physical & Occupational therapy assistant) in the making
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,313
Posted By Dan515

Buying a running shoe would be a waste of a...

Buying a running shoe would be a waste of a running shoe - they're designed to be run/walked in, not pushing a pedal. Just get something comfortable and grippy, maybe a skate shoe, 5.10 mountain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,262
Posted By Dan515

So... you are doing multi-modal commuting? How...

So... you are doing multi-modal commuting? How often do you plan on visiting Newark? Also, do you plan on just riding around the city a bit, or would you want to do more extensive riding?

If...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,693
Posted By Dan515

I have a Kona Jake the Snake with Ultegra 6500...

I have a Kona Jake the Snake with Ultegra 6500 and a carbon fork, drop bars. Rode it on campus and locked it up with a Kryptonite Mini-Ulock and Kryptonite cable for most of my undergrad. I've had a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-15, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Dan515

That's pretty interesting actually - looks a lot...

That's pretty interesting actually - looks a lot better than the bikes I saw years ago!





And I thought a Bike Friday or Brompton was gonna be pricey!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Dan515

(Xootr) Swift Folder - frame or complete?

I'm looking at getting my first folder, and the Swift seems to be the one to get! I don't need a super-compact fold (or the price) of a Brompton or Tikit, and the price of other Bike Fridays doesn't...
01-08-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dan515

Can you swap cogs on any brand of cassette? E.g....

Can you swap cogs on any brand of cassette? E.g. if I buy a Shimano 14-25 cassette and a SRAM 11-34 cassette, will they swap over nicely? Or do they have to be Shimano-Shimano/SRAM-SRAM? And do...
01-08-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dan515

I didn't think about the shifting across the...

I didn't think about the shifting across the cassette issue... but I assume that that's a problem with any wide-range setup with double cranks?


Yeah, I've considered a mountain triple, and it...
01-07-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dan515

Thanks for all the replies, everyone! I find...

Thanks for all the replies, everyone!

I find it interesting that no one has recommended the mountain double (or even triple) approach. Is this because my FD won't work with the smaller mountain...
01-06-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dan515

Lowering gearing on a commuter/light touring bike

Hello!

So I've got an '05/06 Jake the Snake that I've been using for commuting and a couple of light tours (weekend trips with 2 panniers and maybe a small duffel strapped to the rear rack) for...
03-25-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By Dan515

Okay so here's the best picture I can provide: ...

Okay so here's the best picture I can provide:

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This is without any crown race (I haven't managed to get the crown race off of the carbon fork yet...). You can see that there's a small...
03-21-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By Dan515

I edited my OP - it's a Cane Creek SOLOS headset...

I edited my OP - it's a Cane Creek SOLOS headset in a 2007-8 Kona JTS, if that helps any. I don't think it's a zero-stack HS, and I'm almost certain it's not a zero-stack headtube.

As for the...
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