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Old 04-11-2011, 11:09 PM   #3876
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Yeah, I'm definitely concerned about safety, but the fact remains I have no other option for road riding.
sorry man.

how about just riding on rollers?
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:26 PM   #3877
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Why ask Google when I can ask OT?

What are the best locks on the market, and what is the best way to lock a bike? I'd imagine putting it through the wheel is dumb because a thief can just remove the wheel. I've never locked a bike in my life but I'm moving to Brooklyn this summer and my school is in a warehouse district and my custom-painted nerd machine won't last without some nice locks I'd bet. I'll be riding it when it's not cold for sure.

A solid lock around the vertical post on the frame?

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:39 PM   #3878
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sorry man.

how about just riding on rollers?
Pretty poor financial decision spending over $2k on a new road bike if I would be satisfied with rollers.


That is a typical area that I'd ride. Getting off 62 onto the back roads leaves me with 1 car every 5 minutes or so. The only real risk back there is some redneck in his F250 thinking he's a Nascar driver. He could just as easily smash into a car head on. It is so turny that most people can't go much over 25mph.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:44 PM   #3879
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Why ask Google when I can ask OT?

What are the best locks on the market, and what is the best way to lock a bike? I'd imagine putting it through the wheel is dumb because a thief can just remove the wheel. I've never locked a bike in my life but I'm moving to Brooklyn this summer and my school is in a warehouse district and my custom-painted nerd machine won't last without some nice locks I'd bet. I'll be riding it when it's not cold for sure.

A solid lock around the vertical post on the frame?

kryptonite, NY fuhggedabout it.

5 ft chain, with a lock. run chain through both wheels. it usually comes with a 3k insurance guarantee as well.

actually looking at it, your going to need something for the handle bars and seat as well.

for the seat people just use a chain, for the bars.... not sure.

a simple ulock will only retain your frame.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #3880
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Why ask Google when I can ask OT?

What are the best locks on the market, and what is the best way to lock a bike? I'd imagine putting it through the wheel is dumb because a thief can just remove the wheel. I've never locked a bike in my life but I'm moving to Brooklyn this summer and my school is in a warehouse district and my custom-painted nerd machine won't last without some nice locks I'd bet. I'll be riding it when it's not cold for sure.

A solid lock around the vertical post on the frame?
Bolt cutters will go right through a regular cable lock, and a U lock leaves your wheels vulnerable. If its a high theft area, or your bike will be locked up for long periods of time you might want one or two(one through each wheel and the frame) of these:
Amazon.com: Kryptonite New York Noose with Evolution Series 4 Disc Lock - 2ft. -6in. Chain 999539: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Kryptonite New York Noose with Evolution Series 4 Disc Lock - 2ft. -6in. Chain 999539: Automotive
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #3881
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Pretty poor financial decision spending over $2k on a new road bike if I would be satisfied with rollers.

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That is a typical area that I'd ride. Getting off 62 onto the back roads leaves me with 1 car every 5 minutes or so. The only real risk back there is some redneck in his F250 thinking he's a Nascar driver. He could just as easily smash into a car head on. It is so turny that most people can't go much over 25mph.
seems more reasonable.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #3882
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Bolt cutters will go right through a regular cable lock, and a U lock leaves your wheels vulnerable. If its a high theft area, or your bike will be locked up for long periods of time you might want one or two(one through each wheel and the frame) of these:
Amazon.com: Kryptonite New York Noose with Evolution Series 4 Disc Lock - 2ft. -6in. Chain 999539: Automotive

hes going to need a bigger better lock.

https://www.kryptonitelock.com/produ...=1002&pid=1169

i ride with a 3 feet chain, and that just gets me around bike racks. his looks to be a slightly longer wheel base and will need the extra length to potentially secure to larger objects.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:54 PM   #3883
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Why ask Google when I can ask OT?

A U lock that uses a conventional key. NOT a circular key like the cheaper ones. It's comical how easy it is to pick one of those with any number of items.

Run it through the frame and the rear wheel. I don't have quick releases on my bike, so if it's going to be something quick, the front wheel will be fine. Otherwise I'll chain the front wheel to the frame. I don't care enough about the seat on my bike and can never see it getting stolen. I hear NYC is a different beast than DC though.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:02 AM   #3884
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I think I'll just buy a junker bike and only take my real bike out on rides with friends in which I return home. Being flashy just doesn't seem very smart. I don't mean to be flashy, but damn, it's neon orange and yellow. hahaha.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:03 AM   #3885
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hes going to need a bigger better lock.

https://www.kryptonitelock.com/produ...=1002&pid=1169

i ride with a 3 feet chain, and that just gets me around bike racks. his looks to be a slightly longer wheel base and will need the extra length to potentially secure to larger objects.
Good point. I just carry a U lock so I wasn't even looking at chain length.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:06 AM   #3886
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Good point. I just carry a U lock so I wasn't even looking at chain length.
its a 2 in 1! locks your bike and functions as a weapon!

no seriously people either bandolier it across their body, or belt it around their waist here.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:45 AM   #3887
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I think I'll just buy a junker bike and only take my real bike out on rides with friends in which I return home. Being flashy just doesn't seem very smart. I don't mean to be flashy, but damn, it's neon orange and yellow. hahaha.
1 vote for the beater bike. The kuwahara has so much flash for NY. Somebody might just try to pull you off of it! (Depending where you ride it)
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #3888
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1 vote for the beater bike. The kuwahara has so much flash for NY. Somebody might just try to pull you off of it! (Depending where you ride it)
especially in times square. that area high crime yo!
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:37 AM   #3889
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Just took delivery of a set of Crank Bros Candy 3 pedals and some new shoes. I'll take her out for a spin tomorrow and see how those pedals feel.

It got very hot and VERY humid here real quick. Positively nasty riding weather...and its going to get a lot worse.

Well, the pedals are easy to get out of, that's for sure. But, I don't feel as connected to the bike as with the Speedplays, but then one is an MTB pedal and the other a road bike pedal. I'll get used to them over the next few days. I'll go for a longer ride tomorrow AM while it is still relatively cool.

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:31 AM   #3890
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Just took delivery of a set of Crank Bros Candy 3 pedals and some new shoes. I'll take her out for a spin tomorrow and see how those pedals feel.

It got very hot and VERY humid here real quick. Positively nasty riding weather...and its going to get a lot worse.

Well, the pedals are easy to get out of, that's for sure. But, I don't feel as connected to the bike as with the Speedplays, but then one is an MTB pedal and the other a road bike pedal. I'll get used to them over the next few days. I'll go for a longer ride tomorrow AM while it is still relatively cool.
Very nice. I keep looking at the new Candy 2 pedal. I was using some of the older version of the Candy pedals and I liked them.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:04 PM   #3891
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I have a set of Acid on my commuter and Mallett on the 29'er. I was a convert when the first EggBeater came out, even buying a set for my road bike
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:18 PM   #3892
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I have a set of Acid on my commuter and Mallett on the 29'er. I was a convert when the first EggBeater came out, even buying a set for my road bike
I've got the Quattro on my 'cross bike. I decided on those so I could use my MTB shoes for just cruising around town. Now I need some ultra stiff (and hard to damage) carbon road shoes.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #3893
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Well, it turns out that I am a moron. (Nothing new, I am sure) I could have purchased a Spin Doctor full kit by now with the money I have spent on random tool. On the other hand, I have pretty much that entire kit for ~$20 more. I also have mostly Park tools (Bottom bracket tools, cassette tools, chain whips, chain breakers, pedal tools) along with plenty of Craftsman for the general tools (Allen keys, Torx drivers and general wrenches). If I had needed Allen keys or Torx tools, then the Spin Doctor tools would have been cheaper.

I said that to say this. I had a wobbly bottom bracket, so I assumed the worst. I had (already) a bottom bracket tool for external bearing BBs, so I had to buy a tool for integrated BBs. I also picked up a cheap shimano replacement BB. Turned out that the old BB was just loose. Happy me. MTB is back nearly 100%. Now just need to figure out the sticky shifters. I have been ignoring my MTB to use my 'cross bike.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:23 PM   #3894
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With the Candy 3s on, I don't feel as "connected" to the bike and the bike feels slower. Harder for me to clip in as well, but much easier to clip out. Overall...I'll get used to them and will use them whenever I do an urban or mixed ride. For open road riding, I'll just pedal swap back to the Speedplays.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:42 AM   #3895
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Has anyone tried out the new Giant Revel? Im buying a bike soon and that may be the one i get, or perhaps if they have last years Yukon still. Which is better ?
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #3896
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With the Candy 3s on, I don't feel as "connected" to the bike and the bike feels slower. Harder for me to clip in as well, but much easier to clip out. Overall...I'll get used to them and will use them whenever I do an urban or mixed ride. For open road riding, I'll just pedal swap back to the Speedplays.
If you feel that way, look around for some unsold Crank Bros Quattro pedals. They have a longer platform and some special cleats for road shoes that do a better job of making the pedal feel more connected, but still retain the ease of clipping out that the Candy pedals do. You can still use the same cleats as your Candy 3 pedals on MTB shoes. That's what I use on my 'cross/roadie bike.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:51 PM   #3897
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New race bike, mid build

According to Scott, it's one of the lightest 29er frames on the market. (2.5lbs)



XX components all around. Formula R1 brakes, egg beater 11s (ti). Just waiting on Stan's rims with DT hubs. Can't wait to get this thing built.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:04 AM   #3898
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^Wow! Gonna be a rippin race bike. How light are you expecting it to be?
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:10 AM   #3899
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I scored this rack bag for only $20 at Dicks's.
Amazon.com: Avenir Excursion Rack-Top Bag (830 Cubic Inches): Sports & OutdoorsAmazon.com: Avenir Excursion Rack-Top Bag (830 Cubic Inches): Sports & Outdoors

There was no price on it so I asked one of the associates and they told me "20 bucks". At the checkout it rang $39.99, but the cashier honored the lower price after talking to the dude that told me the wrong price.


now I need a good rack.
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I scored this rack bag for only $20 at Dicks's. Amazon.com: Avenir Excursion Rack-Top Bag (830 Cubic Inches): Sports & Outdoors

There was no price on it so I asked one of the associates and they told me "20 bucks". At the checkout it rang $39.99, but the cashier honored the lower price after talking to the dude that told me the wrong price.


now I need a good rack.
I am a CF whore, so I am looking at this rack:
Amazon.com: Topeak RX Beam Rack CB Carbon Fiber Bicycle Seat Post Rack: Sports & OutdoorsAmazon.com: Topeak RX Beam Rack CB Carbon Fiber Bicycle Seat Post Rack: Sports & Outdoors

But, since that is 7x the price of your bag, I am guessing that it's not something you want to spend on.
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