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    if i had to pick one of those BD bikes for under $700 and was hoping it was as light as possible, i'd go with the motobacon 700ht. i'm doubting it will be very light, but at least it's on SUPER sale if you get it with a white fork (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/motobecane_700HT_whitefork.htm) (sorry for the non link but it was herfin)
    • CommentAuthoringsy
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2012
     
    Any recs for handlebar bags and panniers? I am looking for something functional but classic looking...maybe w/ some leather. THANKS!
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      CommentAuthorwest.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2012
     
    Acorn Bags.unstuck in time
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2012
     
    smoothness: He thinks he's going to go trail riding, but he also thinks he's going to need a triathalon bicycle, and a "bike with swoopy handlebars - it's easy to switch from flat bar right? just throw the shifters and brakes on them?"

    gone
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    gc:
    smoothness: He thinks he's going to go trail riding, but he also thinks he's going to need a triathalon bicycle, and a "bike with swoopy handlebars - it's easy to switch from flat bar right? just throw the shifters and brakes on them?"



    he plays hard - sees me with all my weird bicycles, thinks it's totally normal to have five or six bicycles at a time. too bad he does not see that he is sitting on the precipice of the "Too Many Bikes" sinkhole. Never heard of it? It's right next to "I Swear I Can Quit Internet Porn" cavern. Watch your head - it's sorta drippy in there.
    • CommentAuthoringsy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2012
     
    west.:Acorn Bags.


    Thanks - these are awesome but no panniers...I may get the handlebar bag her and panniers from swift.
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    ingsy:
    west.:Acorn Bags.


    Thanks - these are awesome but no panniers...I may get the handlebar bag her and panniers from swift.


    check out velo-orange.comTake-off everything but your rainboots
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    west.:
    Stormy Arthur:
    surprisefries:I knowwww, that's why I asked about Josh's saddle. I definitely think the wear has slowed since I changed to a better saddle from the one that came stock on my Langster. Maybe I should just break down and get a Brooks or something.


    I'll extend a 20% off brooks saddle deal to any bfixers

    Seriously? What's the msrp on one of those?


    surprisefries:Whoa, that is motivating. I may just take you up on that Alexi, good lookin' out.


    Yup it will come out to 95 bucks and some change. Rules are you have to come in while I'm there Mon & Fri 10-8, Sat 9-6, Sun 12-5
    All I stock are B-17's if you want something special whisper me.Take-off everything but your rainboots
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    ingsy:
    west.:Acorn Bags.


    Thanks - these are awesome but no panniers...I may get the handlebar bag her and panniers from swift.


    I have swift panniers - haven't really tested their limits, but the construction is very solid, and they have thoughtful placement of extra straps. I have the mini short stacks.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012
     
    Has anybody encountered one of these in person? I'm sort of curious about how ridiculous they'd actually look.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    I am not sure if I have seen that actual one, but it looks ridiculous only because its huge. Imagine a hat over a bern helmet. Its like that.YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2012
     
    josh_truant:What's a decent hip pouch that will hold an Evo 4 U-lock? Sick of carrying my fucking huge messenger bag around on warm days.


    the freight ones are OK (not great, they slouch kinda). and they're $50 which is kinda setep
    or fabric horse makes just U lock holsters that you can slip on to your belt
    or you can go to a thrift store and find a dildo holster and mod it, that'll only cost you a couple buxMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2012
     
    ^^^yea, they are totally ridiculous looking
    good idea! but i think you look like less of a nerd in a regular helmet with a hat underneathMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2012
     
    dora:
    josh_truant:What's a decent hip pouch that will hold an Evo 4 U-lock? Sick of carrying my fucking huge messenger bag around on warm days.


    the freight ones are OK (not great, they slouch kinda). and they're $50 which is kinda setep
    or fabric horse makes just U lock holsters that you can slip on to your belt
    or you can go to a thrift store and find a dildo holster and mod it, that'll only cost you a couple bux


    Oh yeah, that reminds me I have a Freight Dildo Hip Pack I'll sell for $20. Basically unused. Forest green color.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    I like my Chrome hip pack well enough, but it was free so I can't comment on value.

    I also enjoy my Fabric Horse holster, and they're only like 10 bux.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    Pump that fits in a saddle bag and works well. gauge is a plus. something like this or this. Opinions?You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    ^lezyne or gtfo
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2012
     
    Not sure whether this belongs in DQ or here. But I'm looking to replace my crosscheck with something sportier/with tighter geo. I built it up for a kind of riding I just don't really do with fat, kinda cheap tires, entry level wheels, and a SRAM Rival Cross group-set (44-36). Recommendations for a group-ride friendlier frame? Is there a cassette I could swap on without having to change my chain rings on the cranks? It's comfy and has mounts for racks, but is slow and I don't have racks or the need for racks at this time. Blah."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    So I was in a park today, and I ended up finding a good spot that required me to walk past a guy on a blanket. As I walk past, I see that he's smoking a bowl, and he sees me see him. I do not care even a little bit, and was myself about to drink a beer in public. DQ: Should I have said something to indicate that I was cool with it, or was it better to just smile and keep walking past?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    just think: WWLLD?
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      CommentAuthortinyhonkshus
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012 edited
     
    No offense to Lauren, but I have this sneaking suspicion that you mean neither her, nor the famous archaeo-anthropologist Louis Leakey, and that's where I ran out of guesses.

    edit: just realized I'm in totally the wrong thread. I'm fighting the power with Sedition.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    6kidz:Not sure whether this belongs in DQ or here. But I'm looking to replace my crosscheck with something sportier/with tighter geo. I built it up for a kind of riding I just don't really do with fat, kinda cheap tires, entry level wheels, and a SRAM Rival Cross group-set (44-36). Recommendations for a group-ride friendlier frame? Is there a cassette I could swap on without having to change my chain rings on the cranks? It's comfy and has mounts for racks, but is slow and I don't have racks or the need for racks at this time. Blah.


    get a surly pacer and replace your 44 with a 50. All you will need are new brakes.Take-off everything but your rainboots
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      CommentAuthorZomar
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
     
    Has anyone seen or tried the new Bailey Works TT Hip Bag? It uses Velcro Straps so it can attached to handlebars or top tube, so its very versatile.

    Are any shops in Boston/Cambridge stocking these? I think one would suit my needs well.



    http://www.baileyworks.com/accessories/tt-hip-bag/options/
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    tinyhonkshus:No offense to Lauren, but I have this sneaking suspicion that you mean neither her, nor the famous archaeo-anthropologist Louis Leakey, and that's where I ran out of guesses.

    edit: just realized I'm in totally the wrong thread. I'm fighting the power with Sedition.


    i thought you'd know immediately...

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    tinyhonkshus:No offense to Lauren, but I have this sneaking suspicion that you mean neither her, nor the famous archaeo-anthropologist Louis Leakey, and that's where I ran out of guesses.

    edit: just realized I'm in totally the wrong thread. I'm fighting the power with Sedition.


    <3 that you thought of Leakey.

    I think if you smiled at him and kept walking, that should have been a pretty good indication that you were okay with it.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    I already AM Liz Lemon, so that just means that whatever I did was retroactively correct, right?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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    exactly.
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    Yes.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorroburrito
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
     
    Need new full fingered gloves for commuting. I lost my left glove and the right is full of holes. I bought a new set of Pearl Izumi Cyclones from EMS on Sunday and by Wednesday the stitching was unraveling and it has a hole in it. They're getting returned. Any recommendations? I work down on the Seaport so wind proofing is important (it windy every fricken day over here).A few spokes shy of a wheel.
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    i've been using baseball gloves. they're comfy as hell, padded on the palms, fit well, and were super cheap. they were $10 at TJ Maxxtristan - thats fucking rad dude, I'm happy for you.
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    these are awesome
    top rated as mtb glovessomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
     
    Zomar:Has anyone seen or tried the new Bailey Works TT Hip Bag? It uses Velcro Straps so it can attached to handlebars or top tube, so its very versatile.

    Are any shops in Boston/Cambridge stocking these? I think one would suit my needs well.



    http://www.baileyworks.com/accessories/tt-hip-bag/options/


    that is cool as a handlebar bag but i think i'd feel sketch about carrying like, my phone and wallet in something that's just velcro'd to my belt, ya know?
    i want to like it! i wish it had sewn-on belt loops as well or something. they wouldn't get in the way when being used as a handlebar bag

    thanks for sharing!Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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    roburrito:Need new full fingered gloves for commuting. I lost my left glove and the right is full of holes. I bought a new set of Pearl Izumi Cyclones from EMS on Sunday and by Wednesday the stitching was unraveling and it has a hole in it. They're getting returned. Any recommendations? I work down on the Seaport so wind proofing is important (it windy every fricken day over here).


    Take-off everything but your rainboots
    • CommentAuthorslowski
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
     
    seanile mick:these are awesome
    top rated as mtb gloves


    these are the only gloves i've used year round for about 5 years. they wear out for me every 6 months but i just buy 2 pairs at once at the auto zone down the street. great dexterity for paperwork and simple mechanical fiddling in the field. i always cut the wrist strap off right from the get-go. i don't like any padding on my gloves though but when the fingertips wear out i just snip them into fingerless and they still stay in tact.If at first you don't succeed... you fail.
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    if you haven't already tried the strava app, you should give it a whirl. i used it for the first time today and i was pretty impressed. its super easy too.tristan - thats fucking rad dude, I'm happy for you.
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    grdnstofmnd:if you haven't already tried the strava app, you should give it a whirl. i used it for the first time today and i was pretty impressed. its super easy too.


    This is going to get me killed, most likely when trying to destroy the high score for "Central Square Sprint."
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012 edited
     
    Zomar:Has anyone seen or tried the new Bailey Works TT Hip Bag? It uses Velcro Straps so it can attached to handlebars or top tube, so its very versatile.

    Are any shops in Boston/Cambridge stocking these? I think one would suit my needs well.



    http://www.baileyworks.com/accessories/tt-hip-bag/options/
    I just saw your facebook post about this, found it interesting, googled to find reviews, and was lead back here.

    I'm also pretty interested in finding out more about the bag. I'm looking for something small and velcro for to carry small amounts on longer rides and this might fit the bill.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    i'd say that's probably your best option without going for bigger (much more expensive). maybe you both could ask someone who can sew to put some suspender ends on the straps so you don't have to worry about it unvelcroing after a bump.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
     
    I finally stopped be lazy and google "small handlebar bag" and found exactly what I've been looking for.

    http://www.banjobrothers.com/products/handlebar-bags/barrel-bag/I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    doesn't velcro latch onto itself more strongly after vibrations and bumps? Unless it's a strong pull, i think more hooks would find more loops with a little wigglin'.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    after a while the loop velcro wears out and gets fluffy.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
    • CommentAuthoradro
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     
    What do you guys recommend for foot retention in the non-clipless department? I don't like cages because I can never seem to get my foot in them, but can someone recommend an easy in/out pedal/strap/cage/whatever setup?

    I currently use a MTB/spd setup, but find myself using my commuter more and more for non-commuting purposes and don't like wearing my clunky and not as comfy shimano shoes everywhere.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     
    I rode plastic cages on my old old old mtb back in the day. I can't stand metal cages so I ride clipless. But I've also had good luck with bmx platforms for just cruising around.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    pj will say holdfasts. i will say cages, just make sure they've got the two loops on the top for the strap to go through, the ones with only one loop are impossible to put your foot in. also +1 to plastic.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    If you have metal cages you can bend them open to make it easier to get in. But then it may not hold your foot as snugly to the pedal.

    I am thinking of switching to BMX platforms and Holdfasts or something similar.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorFancy
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     
    surprisefries:I am thinking of switching to BMX platforms and Holdfasts or something similar.


    A couple months ago I switched from clipless to using plastic BMX platforms with some HoldFasts on my daily commuter and have been really happy with how it feels.
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    Pretty much the only thing stopping me right now is the $70ish it would cost.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    seanile mick:pj will say holdfasts.


    Holdfasts!You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     
    I have Holdfasts on my sweet fixie, they're comfortable and look nice and are relatively easy to get in and out of. I think Power Straps are closer to actual clipless riding and can accommodate different shoe sizes more readily, but don't look as cool."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
    • CommentAuthoradro
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     
    hmm...hold fasts are the most attractive option I think but they are REALLY pricey. might go with the power grips with pedals ($44) for both.

    anyone else have experiences with both?