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12-13-16, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By jk__74

I commuted on a 7.3FX for many years. Once winter...

I commuted on a 7.3FX for many years. Once winter came I would swap the stock 700x32s with 700x35 Kenda Klondike studded tires. These tires would usually still fit underneath my Planet Bike full...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By jk__74

+1 on the Traitor Ruben. I just purchased...

+1 on the Traitor Ruben.

I just purchased and put into operation the flat bar version of the Ruben and I had similar needs - ability to go ss or geared, discs, fit 35-40mm tires, preferred steel...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By jk__74

For what it is worth, my first road bike was a...

For what it is worth, my first road bike was a Trek 1000 (a predecessor to the 1.2 a couple of years ago). I loved everything about the bike except the brakes, they just didn't have a lot of power. I...
01-23-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By jk__74

Pic of current setup: ...

Pic of current setup:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=60402&d=1197163759
01-23-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By jk__74

I am currently running a 7.3FX with Planet Bike...

I am currently running a 7.3FX with Planet Bike Freddy Fenders.
Once December (and the snow/ice came) I went out to buy a set of studded tires. The shop I went to was low on inventory, and I ended...
12-12-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By jk__74

I'll give you one more real world experience with...

I'll give you one more real world experience with these tires. With a Winter Storm Warning and an Ice Storm Warning yesterday, like any sane cyclist, I decided to bike commute to work. We had about 2...
12-10-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By jk__74

My Klondikes made their first commute today. I...

My Klondikes made their first commute today. I ended up with them for the same reason - the LBS was out of everything else and I was needy, so I figured I would give them a shot.

I rode slicks all...
12-08-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 403,540
Posted By jk__74

After missing a commute day on Wednesday due to...

After missing a commute day on Wednesday due to snow, and spending a good deal of time slipping/sliding my way home on Friday evening, I broke down and bought studded tires today. They are Kenda...
11-26-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By jk__74

I commuted last year on a Rockhopper and I am now...

I commuted last year on a Rockhopper and I am now riding a Trek 7.3FX. My commute is 10 miles each way into downtown ... Milwaukee. Very similar story.

Last year with the Rockhopper, I ran 1.25"...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,893
Posted By jk__74

I had a Langster for a while. Really fast and...

I had a Langster for a while. Really fast and smooth, and I really liked the geometry. My commute is 10 miles each way and pretty flat - so I just flew on this bike. I ran a clamp on seat post rack....
Forum: Commuting
10-28-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By jk__74

Sorry - I might not have laid this out very well....

Sorry - I might not have laid this out very well.

I am pretty confident that I can handle my flat commute on a single speed.
A cross race - not so sure.
Thus, I'd like to run it geared for the...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By jk__74

They are very similar, except that the San Jose's...

They are very similar, except that the San Jose's dropouts are rear facing and the San Jose does not have a rear derailleur hanger. So - I believe the only way I could run a San Jose as geared would...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By jk__74

Anyone convert a Bianchi Castro Valley to Single Speed?

I recently noticed that the 06 Bianchi Castro Valley frame has semi-horizontal, forward facing dropouts. I would assume that to convert one of these to a single speed (without buying a new rear wheel...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By jk__74

Sorry - not a curb hopper myself, although my 7.3...

Sorry - not a curb hopper myself, although my 7.3 seems pretty able to take me anywhere I need to go, light trail-wise.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By jk__74

I purchased a 7.3FX for my 10 mile each way...

I purchased a 7.3FX for my 10 mile each way commute, consisting of paved city streets and a smooth blacktop MUP. I've been amazed with this bike - it's nearly as fast on my commute as when I take my...
10-22-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By jk__74

BUMP - same situation, same potential bikes, same...

BUMP - same situation, same potential bikes, same question.

You might also want to try this in the commuter forum ...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By jk__74

I am a fan of the Champion base layer products...

I am a fan of the Champion base layer products sold at Target. Cheap and sold in various 'weights' - they layer well. For the winter, I might wear one of these midweight base layers and a pair of...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By jk__74

Just an update on this light from Nashbar - I...

Just an update on this light from Nashbar - I jumped on this deal when the light hit 69.99 with free shipping last week as well. I received it in the mail today. It appears that the 10w lights have...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By jk__74

I run a pair of Planet Bike road clip-ons on my...

I run a pair of Planet Bike road clip-ons on my Langster. They are better than nothing, but not nearly as nice as full coverage fenders. My biggest gripe is the road spray you get on the frame from...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By jk__74

I was curious about this as well - but after...

I was curious about this as well - but after purchasing and commuting on the 32s, I have no interest in changing them. They roll very fast (at max psi), and I have found that I am nearly as fast on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By jk__74

I must be a lucky one ... I have about 1500 miles...

I must be a lucky one ... I have about 1500 miles on an '06 1000 and my wheels run straight and true. I had to have the rear hub's bearings re-packed at 900 miles, but other than that they have been...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-07, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By jk__74

I recently looked at these bikes as well. One...

I recently looked at these bikes as well. One thing you might want to check on the Giant is whether or not you will have room for fenders/wide tires - if you want to run them. If I recall the FCR...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By jk__74

Aluminum ... I *am* afraid of clamping one of...

Aluminum ... I *am* afraid of clamping one of those suckers down on a CF post.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By jk__74

I use a Topeak system, with an MTX Quick Release,...

I use a Topeak system, with an MTX Quick Release, seatpost mount BeamRack, along with a Topeak MTX Rear Trunk bag with Panniers. Works great, no heel issues, nice and sturdy. Don't be afraid of the...
08-01-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,061
Posted By jk__74

I looked at the same two bikes, but ended up...

I looked at the same two bikes, but ended up finding an 05 langster on ebay for a good price. I love it, and I can only imagine that the carbon fork on the newer model makes the ride that much nicer....
Forum: Commuting
07-22-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 6,977
Posted By jk__74

2742+21=2763

2742+21=2763
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,628
Posted By jk__74

I thought that too (riding a mostly stock Trek...

I thought that too (riding a mostly stock Trek 1000) until I went on a group ride, and found myself setting the pace for the rest of the 6 riders. Each one rode a much nicer and much more nicely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-07, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,628
Posted By jk__74

Two points that I am not sure were captured here...

Two points that I am not sure were captured here yet ...

1) I don't think Sora brifters have 'trim'. I believe the Tiagra brifters are the first models in the lineup with this feature.
2) My...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,322
Posted By jk__74

48x16 on a single speed Langster (~79 gear...

48x16 on a single speed Langster (~79 gear inches).
Looking to swap cogs to 48x18 for something closer to 70 gear inches for winter.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By jk__74

As a follow up to this thread - did the OP...

As a follow up to this thread - did the OP eventually get the 35 or 45mm fenders?

Or, alternatively, anyone else out there with either a Trek 7.2FX or 7.3FX that also purchased/installed Planet...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By jk__74

I use a Topeak MTX quick release style rack along...

I use a Topeak MTX quick release style rack along with a compatible Topeak bag. This setup works really well for me, and allows me to move the rack around between 2 different bikes (although I've...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,247
Posted By jk__74

Do they work well enough? The guy at the LBS was...

Do they work well enough? The guy at the LBS was showing me some similar clip-ons from Planet Bike, but compared to my hardcores, I wonder if a) they'll keep me dry and b) they'll keep most of the...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,247
Posted By jk__74

For those of you with the Langster - has anyone...

For those of you with the Langster - has anyone found any decent fenders that will fit on this bike? I just stopped and looked at the Langster at the LBS and it was dreamy ... but it sure didn't look...
12-13-06, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,414
Posted By jk__74

I'm the Apex Bionic user, as legot73 refers to. I...

I'm the Apex Bionic user, as legot73 refers to. I am quite happy with this jacket. It's not Powershield material, but rather a North Face proprietary material called Apex Universal Weatherblock that...
11-01-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 105,167
Posted By jk__74

28 F, no wind, 10 miles Helmet, Performance...

28 F, no wind, 10 miles

Helmet, Performance Bike Windproof Balaclava, sunglasses

Pearl Izumi liners and Zephyr Shell gloves

New Balance running tights, padded cycling shorts and a midweight...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-06, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,922
Posted By jk__74

Uggghhh. Yup - I should've mentioned that before....

Uggghhh. Yup - I should've mentioned that before. The height of the Ritchey rim on my 99 Rockhopper makes it nearly impossible to change tires. I just dealt with one this past weekend and it took me...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,922
Posted By jk__74

VERY NICE ... makes me feel guilty that my...

VERY NICE ... makes me feel guilty that my Rockhopper is so filthy right now!
Forum: Commuting
10-10-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,922
Posted By jk__74

I regularly (well, now that the yucky weather is...

I regularly (well, now that the yucky weather is upon us) commute on a late 90's Specialized Rockhopper. In my opinion, these old hardtail MTBs make very solid, reliable commuters. Mine has Deore LX...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-06, 04:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,627
Posted By jk__74

Just a hair over 10 miles one way. Fairly quiet...

Just a hair over 10 miles one way.
Fairly quiet residential streets for the first 5 miles or so, and then another 5 miles of silky smooth, traffic-less bike path, that takes me to within 2 blocks of...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By jk__74

Here is a shot of the 'custom mounts' I used on...

Here is a shot of the 'custom mounts' I used on the RockHopper mentioned above (I had no front eyelets):
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=24477

Original thread is located...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By jk__74

I looked at the Trek 1000 and Pilot 1.0 when I...

I looked at the Trek 1000 and Pilot 1.0 when I was looking to buy a road bike back in May. From what I recall, they are spec'd nearly identically, the only difference being the geometry of the 2...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,968
Posted By jk__74

I had a lack of braze-ons on my existing RockShok...

I had a lack of braze-ons on my existing RockShok (and wanted to mount 'real' fenders) so I followed the advice of others in the forum on using 'p-clamps' - a couple of those from the electrical...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15,260
Views: 11,008,431
Posted By jk__74

I commute via either a road bike (in nicer...

I commute via either a road bike (in nicer weather) and now that it is fall, my (1999 or 2000 - I forget) Specialized Rockhopper Franken-commuter.

Currently sporting Planet Bike Freddy Fenders, a...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,968
Posted By jk__74

+1 on the mix of MTB and road commuters I...

+1 on the mix of MTB and road commuters

I switch off between an alum road bike and my 7 yr old Rockhopper MTB. The Rockhopper is now outfitted with Freddy fenders, 1.25" slicks, a rack and lights,...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By jk__74

I take a slightly different approach than others....

I take a slightly different approach than others.

I have 2 bikes which I commute with - a Trek 1000 road bike with 25c tires as well as a Specialized RockHopper mountain bike, which runs front and...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By jk__74

On bad weather days my beloved road bike stays...

On bad weather days my beloved road bike stays home and I commute on my trusty Specialized RockHopper. I think it is currently running a Serfas Barista (26x1.25) on the front and a Specialized Fatboy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,751
Posted By jk__74

I ride a 2006 Trek 1000, which came stock with...

I ride a 2006 Trek 1000, which came stock with Sora brifters, a 2203 (less than Sora) FD and a Tiagra RD. The only replacement I did was to upgrade my FD to a 105 - which works well with the Sora...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,426
Posted By jk__74

For what it's worth I am 5'11" and ride a Trek...

For what it's worth I am 5'11" and ride a Trek 1000 56cm that is about 2 months old (and absolutely love it). The 56cm seems to fit just right for me, but if I was an inch or two taller, I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By jk__74

+1 on the Trek 1000 I bought mine over...

+1 on the Trek 1000

I bought mine over memorial day weekend and have been logging 80-100 miles a week, split between commuting and longer distance rides. The bike is solid with decent componentry...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-06, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,767
Posted By jk__74

+1 on the Candy/Mtn Bike Shoe combo. I...

+1 on the Candy/Mtn Bike Shoe combo.

I bought my Candys new on ebay for less than $40 and use them with a pair of Sidi mtn bike shoes. First clipless pedals for me and they work great. I don't...
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