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Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,587
Posted By zeppinger

Anyone Commute on a Dutch Style Bike?

I couldnt afford a real Dutch style commuter so I bought a Breezer Uptown 8 online for $450. I love not having to worry about grease on my pat legs or batteries in my lights. Just jump on and ride! I...
06-27-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By zeppinger

I used Levi Commuter jeans for a long time and...

I used Levi Commuter jeans for a long time and they hold up well. They are also stretchy and have reflective cuffs which is nice but even they eventually wear through and Levis does not stand behind...
09-01-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,399
Posted By zeppinger

I use a snowboard helmet because it has...

I use a snowboard helmet because it has integrated earmuffs and detachable facemask thingy. So that way I dont have to put these things all on individually and I also dont have to wear what is...
08-15-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By zeppinger

I was under the impression from my research that...

I was under the impression from my research that I could add roller brakes fairly easily to this nexus 8 hub un th eback and to the front dyno hub? No?
08-15-17, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By zeppinger

Help Me Winterize My New Ride: Brakes

Hi all,

Im an experienced commuter and have three years of Michigan winter commuting under my belt. I used an old Specialized RockeHopper that did the trick very well with 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon...
Forum: Touring
07-23-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

Its possible but the bag has always been stored...

Its possible but the bag has always been stored with all of my other bicycle bags from carradice which are made of the same material and have 15,000-20,000 miles on them without any such issues. They...
Forum: Touring
07-23-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

None yet. Still cant figure out where I bought...

None yet. Still cant figure out where I bought it. I have searched my old emails but cant find anything. I really thought I had bought the bag and the decaluer in the same place but I guess not!
Forum: Touring
07-23-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

I was pretty happy with it until the holes...

I was pretty happy with it until the holes appeared. Except for the opening facing the wrong way which was annoying but I also knew about it before I bought the bag.
Forum: Touring
07-13-17, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

There are many threads with long debates about...

There are many threads with long debates about the merrits of different materials for bag making. This is not one of them. Cotton duck is a long tested and proven material and I have many other bags...
Forum: Touring
07-13-17, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

I don't think so but that shouldn't effect the...

I don't think so but that shouldn't effect the durability, just the waterproofing.
Forum: Touring
07-12-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

Do you have an email address for them? I cant...

Do you have an email address for them? I cant find it on their website at all!
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

Right? I thought Ostrich had a good reputation? I...

Right? I thought Ostrich had a good reputation? I would like to get ahold of them to see whats up but I cant find an email address or anything for them. Their website is all Japanese...
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By zeppinger

Ostrich Handlebar Bags are Terrible

Hello,

I have an Ostrich handle bar bag I bought just a year or so ago. It doesnt get daily use but I have taken it on several long day rides and also two, week long trips. I originally bought...
Forum: Touring
03-16-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 2,075,137
Posted By zeppinger

I cant figure out why it came out like that. When...

I cant figure out why it came out like that. When I posted it it was big but now looks small. Ill try again!

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Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 2,075,137
Posted By zeppinger

Mt. Everest, Tibet

Mt. Everest, Tibet

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/pics/docs/00/00/82/51/large/IMG_2583.JPG?v=1
Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By zeppinger

My Ultimate Touring/Commuting Combo Bike- Help!

Hello all,

I have been touring on a LHT for the last 6 years or so now and love that bike. Commuting duty has fallen on a number of clunkers including an 1970s Raleigh Sport 3 speed and a winter...
03-03-17, 04:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

That link isnt working. Can you try posting it...

That link isnt working. Can you try posting it again? Also, what do you think of the Breezer I posted above? I think its much higher quality and would work better for me in Chicago.
03-01-17, 01:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

It does seem like I should consider something...

It does seem like I should consider something with wider tires so that it can perform commuting functions in both the summer and the winter in Chicago. Its not as pretty to look at but what do you...
02-27-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

I too would prefer a higher quality bike to a...

I too would prefer a higher quality bike to a lower quality one. However, buying a 1k bike in a city like Chicago with high rates of bike theft seems like a bad idea to me right now. Maybe after I am...
02-27-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

Thanks Rudy!

Thanks Rudy!
02-12-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

Gas is hardly the only cost of using/owning a car...

Gas is hardly the only cost of using/owning a car for transportation. In fact, it's a trifle when compared with depreciation and repairs.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,854
Posted By zeppinger

What makes the Sturmey Archer hub better? Just...

What makes the Sturmey Archer hub better? Just that its not a twist shift?
Forum: Commuting
02-10-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,854
Posted By zeppinger

As I said before, I have a lot of experience as a...

As I said before, I have a lot of experience as a bike mechanic and am completely comfortable assembling the bike and truing. I do all my own repairs at home and dont need to establish a relationship...
02-10-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

Yes I know. This is not the first time I have...

Yes I know. This is not the first time I have been car-free. But both of the bikes I have listed are less than 1/4 of the price of the bike I really want and will serve nearly as well....
Forum: Commuting
02-10-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,854
Posted By zeppinger

Need advice on a new city commuter. Linus vs Windsor

Hey all,

I am moving to Chicago in a few months and starting to do some research on what bike I will get. I will be going car-free there after having to own one for the last several years living...
02-10-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By zeppinger

Advice for car-replacement bike

Hey all,

I am moving to Chicago in a few months and starting to do some research on what bike I will get. I will be going car-free there after having to own one for the last several years living...
Forum: Touring
12-06-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By zeppinger

I love my Montbell Crescent 1 as a minimalist...

I love my Montbell Crescent 1 as a minimalist solo tent. The vestibule is not big enough to store your gear which is fine by me since my panniers are waterproof (Carradice). $200 and less than 2...
12-06-16, 12:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,868
Posted By zeppinger

Any Bike Polo Players Here?

Are there any bike polo players here? I need some advice setting up my new Fixcraft Ad Astra frame that I got 50% off for Black Friday!
...
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By zeppinger

$76 (adding bucks is repetitive) is extremely...

$76 (adding bucks is repetitive) is extremely cheap when compared to other all inclusive sets which nest and contain pots, pans, windscreens, and stoves. Doubly so for a high quality stove that will...
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By zeppinger

As soon as its for sale someplace else that you...

As soon as its for sale someplace else that you like please let me and everyone else know. I have been waiting to source one of these in the US for 4-5 years now. Heck I would love to buy it from my...
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,690
Posted By zeppinger

My last long tour was 4 years ago through some...

My last long tour was 4 years ago through some very remote parts of Asia. Technology has changed since then but what I did was make sure that everything in my kit ran on AA. Head light, rear light,...
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By zeppinger

Yup, I dont like warmart either for most of the...

Yup, I dont like warmart either for most of the same reasons but I am here to talk about bikes and touring, not personal politics. Its a great price for what I suspect is a really nice piece of kit....
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By zeppinger

Hey I don't like Walmart either but I doubt this...

Hey I don't like Walmart either but I doubt this is a "piece of crap". I have used other all a brand items when I rode across China and they were fantastic.
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By zeppinger

Good points however, this is exact clone of the...

Good points however, this is exact clone of the esbit cook set. What likely happened is that esbit commissioned the Chinese brand to make their cookers for them and then the Chinese brand just used...
Forum: Touring
06-12-15, 03:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By zeppinger

Trangia Style Alcohol Burners Now Available at Walmart

Hey all,

So this is exciting for me and maybe some other people on here. When I was in China a few years back I found a brand called Alocs that made really good Trangia copies but their designs...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,027
Posted By zeppinger

Sweet! So does that mean that it would be an easy...

Sweet! So does that mean that it would be an easy conversion with the brake handles and shifters all transferring over?
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,027
Posted By zeppinger

Just not straight bars but I also dont care for...

Just not straight bars but I also dont care for mustache bars or swept backs.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,027
Posted By zeppinger

451466451467451468 What do you think?

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What do you think?
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,027
Posted By zeppinger

Would these work? 25.4 is standard MTB diameter...

Would these work? 25.4 is standard MTB diameter right?

Soma Urban Pursuit Bar 25.4 Clamp Black/Silver (http://store.somafab.com/sourpubar.html)
Forum: Commuting
05-12-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,027
Posted By zeppinger

Looking for Bullhorns that fit an MTB

Hi All,

I have an old Specialized Rockhopper from the 1990s that I want to convert to a commuter/touring rig. I dont like the looks of straight bars with barends on them and was thinking of...
Forum: Touring
04-06-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By zeppinger

You have plenty. I might not even bring the rain...

You have plenty. I might not even bring the rain pants as they will just make you wet too. Rain gear is really more about keeping you comfortable than keeping you dry since you will get soaked from...
Forum: Touring
03-24-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By zeppinger

I didnt mean to imply that the riding partner...

I didnt mean to imply that the riding partner would be a wacko. However, I have been on tours where my riding partner and myself were not good matches in important aspects such as pace, miles per...
Forum: Touring
03-23-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,704
Posted By zeppinger

I tried trekking bars on a trip across the US and...

I tried trekking bars on a trip across the US and did not care for them. They offered me LOTS of hand positions but not ONE really great position. I now use drops and spend about 90% of my time on...
Forum: Touring
03-23-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By zeppinger

By the way, I am currently living in East Lansing...

By the way, I am currently living in East Lansing MI. Where are you at?
Forum: Touring
03-23-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By zeppinger

Just go alone. If you would prefer to go alone...

Just go alone. If you would prefer to go alone anyways, dont take someone who you dont know well and that could negatively impact your trip just because of the very very slim chance of a robbery. As...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,539
Posted By zeppinger

Do you have a link? Thanks for the info!

Do you have a link? Thanks for the info!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,539
Posted By zeppinger

Where did you get a Flying Pigeon and can I have...

Where did you get a Flying Pigeon and can I have one too?!?!??! I know there are one or two importers in CA but the costs have been crazy whenever I looked.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,539
Posted By zeppinger

I completely agree but thats a bit out of my...

I completely agree but thats a bit out of my budget for the moment and I would be afraid to ruin it with road salt!
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,539
Posted By zeppinger

What dont you like about the coaster brake? I...

What dont you like about the coaster brake? I havent had a bike with one in years but I hear they are good in the winter because they dont freeze solid and are good even when wet.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,539
Posted By zeppinger

Thats a sweet bike ILTB but unfortunately, not...

Thats a sweet bike ILTB but unfortunately, not quite my style. ;)
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