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01-04-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By alcahueteria

Riverside Cyclery USA (according to Google Maps)?...

Riverside Cyclery USA (according to Google Maps)? Yeah, they said they haven't seen one in a while. Said only electra's tend to come with them these days and they didn't even have one to show me. I'm...
01-04-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By alcahueteria

IE IGH LBS Rec 😉

I recently moved to the Inland Empire area, Riverside specifically. I brought with me an AWOL with an internally geared hub and am looking to get it overhauled at a local bike shop. I did some recon...
04-30-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

FrozenK Thanks again! prj71, that's awesome....

FrozenK Thanks again!
prj71, that's awesome. Definitely jealous!
04-28-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

:thumb: oh, gotcha! Thanks!

:thumb: oh, gotcha! Thanks!
04-27-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

prj71, if you're saying you spend more time on...

prj71, if you're saying you spend more time on your bike than off it, kudos to you, because I only wish I had a 100th of my week for riding. That said, I also don't hide it away when I'm off it. But...
04-27-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

Thanks for the comments, there's a lot there. The...

Thanks for the comments, there's a lot there. The JYD is a good thought, I might just set up some alerts for craigslist and ebay to keep an eye out for one of those. Disc would be nice…but I can't...
04-26-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

Thanks FrozenK, that's essentially it. ...

Thanks FrozenK, that's essentially it.

prj71, I agree it's functionally not going to change things that much. But I'd say I probably actually look at my bike more than I ride it. I'd guess that's...
04-26-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

Yeah, I suspect I may… figured asking the group...

Yeah, I suspect I may… figured asking the group bike brain here was my best hope. If something older was found I was thinking it'd probably still be cheaper than custom to do the S&S coupler...
04-25-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

The non-suspension corrected is definitely the...

The non-suspension corrected is definitely the biggest challenge, which was why I got wondering about something older, when rigids were more common. I agree it seems custom is the most likely way...
04-25-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

Against my better judgement, I'll engage. ...

Against my better judgement, I'll engage.

Yes, chains are cheap and easy to maintain. I knew and know that. As I said, I also now have experience with a belt drive and that is my preference. No...
04-24-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

Thank for the suggestion! That's definitely a...

Thank for the suggestion! That's definitely a sharp ride. Belt drive has meant less maintenance, less mess and less noise, all of which I dig.

The suspension corrected won't keep me from going...
04-21-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By alcahueteria

Night riding is where it's at. If you're up for...

Night riding is where it's at. If you're up for it, I'd vote the post-shift pre-bed option. Coming from the East coast where the trails were much more wooded, the open-ness of the desert outside of...
04-21-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By alcahueteria

Non-suspension corrected, belt drive single speed?

Just sold my soma, and on the hunt for something new. I've been riding a belt on my touring bike for coming up on three years now and it's been great. I enjoy the simplicity of the rigid; I break...
Forum: Touring
04-21-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,280
Posted By alcahueteria

That expert looks solid. If you're interested in...

That expert looks solid. If you're interested in all that it offers, I definitely think it's worth it. I definitely think you should test ride it if you haven't. I got one of the transcontinentals...
Forum: Northeast
08-28-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By alcahueteria

Great to hear! Round about for sure! The thought...

Great to hear! Round about for sure! The thought was to avoid the 30, and it seems like that way was the safest into AC. I'm certainly open to a better way.
Forum: Northeast
08-28-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By alcahueteria

Planing first tour, Philly to the Shore.

Been riding an old 29er for a while and finally getting a new specialized AWOL as a commuter/touring ride and want to start seeing some sites.

Figured the beach was a great first...
04-21-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By alcahueteria

Philly Bike Share good for commuting?

I see Philadelphia is considering bike share…

http://bikesharephillymap.info/

I was curious if bike share could be a reliable form of transportation for commuting or if it is more just for...
02-24-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,058
Posted By alcahueteria

Thanks for all the responses, some were clearly,...

Thanks for all the responses, some were clearly, clearly more productive than others. I'd say the general sense is that the current iteration is ridiculous and dangerous and ridiculously dangerous....
02-24-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,058
Posted By alcahueteria

Drivers, in theory, don't want to hit a cyclist....

Drivers, in theory, don't want to hit a cyclist. Adding width to the cyclists means the driver then have to drive that much further away to avoid the cyclists. The key is making the cyclist seem...
02-24-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,058
Posted By alcahueteria

It is clear, I do not "get it." Could you...

It is clear, I do not "get it." Could you elaborate a bit more on why it is "a really dumb idea" with a few more specifics? My perception is that helping keep cars away from bikes isn't such a bad...
02-24-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,058
Posted By alcahueteria

I love it! Thanks for the flag comments, those...

I love it! Thanks for the flag comments, those were productive. Though also, the general sense of negativity towards the concept highlights the imperfections of the current state, which is, as stated...
02-24-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,058
Posted By alcahueteria

#bikecar, a better way to keep cars at bay

A colleague and I are doing a project on cycling in Philadelphia. We developed a frame to be installed on a bike to give it a larger footprint to keep cars at bay and to also, hopefully, highlight...
05-09-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By alcahueteria

DT 340 Freehub Swap

I have a dtswiss 340 (disc) on my mtb. It currently has an aluminum freehub body, but after going through 2 aluminum SS cogs in 8 months, I think a steel cog is needed, and thus a steel freehub body....
Forum: Commuting
07-16-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 658
Posted By alcahueteria

Awesome, thanks so much for all the suggestions....

Awesome, thanks so much for all the suggestions. I read about the tires on peter white, I think the marathon's look like what I want. I'll get them in the widest too. It looks like 700x42 is the...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 658
Posted By alcahueteria

Winter Tires

Hey, I'm moving to philadelphia soon for school and I'm not very familiar with real winters. I plan on living within a few miles of school so I have high hopes for commuting year round. I am...
06-16-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By alcahueteria

Check out the Premium brand pedals... ...

Check out the Premium brand pedals...

http://www.danscomp.com/465046.php

they are pretty sweet.
06-14-10, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By alcahueteria

29er Rim Suggestions

I am looking for some new rims for my ride. I currently have some velocity's and they aren't satisfying me. I warrantied my cracked dyads for blunts that now are cracking so I want something...
06-14-10, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By alcahueteria

velocity also makes 650's

velocity also makes 650's
Forum: Northeast
06-08-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By alcahueteria

http://unbreakable-bonds.blogspot.com/2008/05/top-...

http://unbreakable-bonds.blogspot.com/2008/05/top-10-shocker.html

hate to bring it back up, but do you all still think my mini evo u-lock will be sufficient? I wish I could find a more current...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-10, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By alcahueteria

I'd like to do that, but it's kind of a can of...

I'd like to do that, but it's kind of a can of worms. I built my 29er rigid so it could be a beastly street bike too. Unfortunately as a side affect, it's quite nice. However I don't think I'll have...
Forum: Northeast
04-25-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By alcahueteria

Alright good to know. I'll probably just roll...

Alright good to know. I'll probably just roll with my current set up and see how it goes. Maybe get some of those pitlock skewers or something.
Forum: Northeast
04-21-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By alcahueteria

Philadelphia: Lock recommendations?

I'm moving to Philly in the next couple months, probably late summer. I'm in Pacific Beach in San Diego now and I've lived in Atlanta for a few years before. I've always used a krypto evo mini-u and...
03-28-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By alcahueteria

The third degree, dang...check out the trek...

The third degree, dang...check out the trek bellville's or some of the ralleigh's. They are nice, probably not going to get belt drive in that price range. Goodluck!
Forum: Commuting
02-17-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By alcahueteria

It's an industrial design program. I went with...

It's an industrial design program. I went with something similar to the lojack idea. Basically a gps system that could be used to track the bike, so it can be found if stolen, but also to record your...
02-17-10, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By alcahueteria

1.5's aren't anything special for mtb. I like my...

1.5's aren't anything special for mtb. I like my panaracer firecross' though so it can work. I was running the dyad's for a while, a similar profile, but wider and less fancy color options. I loved...
02-17-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By alcahueteria

New Trek Electric's PSA

So I found this out and it seems like a pretty important piece of info. Apparently if you let the batter on the Trek electric bikes get to low, i.e. leave the lights on overnight, the fast charger...
02-16-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By alcahueteria

I ran the flak jackets and they were the awesome....

I ran the flak jackets and they were the awesome. I love full housing. I was running the gear version and had no issues in mud and muck. With brakes the less housing compression the better so I think...
02-16-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By alcahueteria

the gary fisher's look nice, ...

the gary fisher's look nice,
http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/x-caliber
02-16-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By alcahueteria

Trek's bottom of the line mtb, Trek 820, goes for...

Trek's bottom of the line mtb, Trek 820, goes for like $330. That's a steal frame, 7 or 8spd. That will break quickly if you take it off-road monthly. I'd say be ready to spend atleast $500/bike if...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By alcahueteria

It should be a nice upgrade. You shouldn't have...

It should be a nice upgrade. You shouldn't have any issues.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By alcahueteria

I like treks racks, they work with their...

I like treks racks, they work with their proprietary crap and with most other stuff. They are also adjustable to fit 26-700c wheels. The Civia rack looks nice as well.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By alcahueteria

If you had $10 million...

I am applying to graduate school and they require a proposal.



And I realized I would love to develop some kind of commuting resource. I love commuting but right now my 4 block commute doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By alcahueteria

So I know I was talking about frames, but I think...

So I know I was talking about frames, but I think I found exactly what I want and I thought I'd let you guys know...

http://www.ecovelo.info/2010/01/03/short-term-road-test-civia-bryant/...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By alcahueteria

I'm looking at about the same situation. I have...

I'm looking at about the same situation. I have an affinity for niche-y bikes, so you might like this...

http://www.traitorcycles.com/Bikes_Ruben.cfm
Forum: Commuting
01-12-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By alcahueteria

I did notice kona has a lot of stuff. I forget...

I did notice kona has a lot of stuff. I forget about them a lot, so I need to look into take a second to really check them out. Grim, I'd definitely check it out if I was still in atlanta, however...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By alcahueteria

Best Value Commuter Frames?

Hey I just got a job about 12 miles from home and I want to commute by bike. Right now I have a peugot single speed with some BB issues(obviously) and I don't want to deal with it anymore. I love...
04-22-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By alcahueteria

San Diego Singletrak?

So I just moved to PB and I need somewhere to ride. I came from Georgia, I have a rigid 29-er and I'm used to woodsy singletrak. I expect things are different out here and I'm ready to find out. Any...
01-11-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By alcahueteria

I'm riding a juice. It's been money. I've been...

I'm riding a juice. It's been money. I've been using it for both street and trail for a little under a year total ride time. Solid and beautiful. I think I got mine through hawley. I don't really...
01-11-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By alcahueteria

Build it! looks good.

Build it! looks good.
01-11-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By alcahueteria

Make sure nothing is stuck between the cassette...

Make sure nothing is stuck between the cassette and the spokes. Pull the wheel out and turn the cassette by hand and see how the freehub bearings feel too. How old is it? Under what circumstances did...
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