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October 8, 2019 11:44 AM in General Discussion

Archetype Rims. A new machine-built wheelset started asking $245.

H Plus Son wheelset
April 16, 2019 02:45 PM in General Discussion

If you can get Kano Kroil, it's well worth it!

hearing a music when turning head leftwards
December 2, 2018 05:03 AM in General Discussion

Great puncture resistance, but from my experience the narrower, higher pressure tires don't hold their shape.

Panaracer Paselas
October 3, 2018 12:51 AM in General Discussion

Get a kid hooked on biking and they won't have money for drugs.

Benefit of cycling for kids
July 5, 2018 12:00 PM in General Discussion

By the looks of it, you have a bent seatpost as well. When you hit rough spots in the road, do you lighten your body weight when rolling over them or stay seated? Getting out of...

Keep getting pinch flats!
April 3, 2018 01:06 PM in General Discussion

My experience with Gravel Kings (43c) have been great. Best tire I've used for gravel applications yet. As far as Archetypes go, I am a big fan. So much that I have them on f...

Commuting and Offroad focused wheelset
May 13, 2016 03:47 PM in General Discussion

I have the Andel TRS21-7112s, if that is what Scrodzilla is referring to. They are solid cranks, very stiff. I have only experienced a couple issues with daily use. On one ride,...

Conquer Elite ?
March 12, 2016 01:20 PM in General Discussion

For me, learning to skip stop first made holding skids far easier. Popping the rear wheel up as you lock it in midair will familiarize you with the technique without using all t...

Skidding with toe clips
February 28, 2016 05:32 AM in General Discussion

As an owner of a Nature Boy Disc, I can recommend. That's a great price for an awesome frame. However, I personally cannot fathom commuting on a $1500 bike through Midwest winte...

Winter-Time Beaters
January 31, 2016 04:08 AM in General Discussion

Here's a quick edit of your complete. I really dig the colorway.

December 31, 2015 02:02 AM in General Discussion

I lost my job, home, and girlfriend because of my all-carbon road bike addiction. But when I'm on it, all those things don't matter.

aluminium or carbon?
December 16, 2015 07:32 PM in General Discussion

What ever tool you choose, get one with a chain breaker. I broke my first chain the other week out on a ride. I can only assume having a chain breaker would be more efficient th...

What multi-tool do you use?
October 27, 2015 05:22 PM in General Discussion

Welcome to PedalRoom! Don't be intimidated by all the top-notch bikes on here. I'm sure half of us come here just to drool over them with envy. If you do have questions or...

Newbie with bike on the way
October 16, 2015 02:57 PM in General Discussion

Cheap dollar store shades, because I like to sit on mine... a lot.

September 21, 2015 05:44 PM in General Discussion

As an owner of both a Karate Monkey and Nature Boy, I'd recommend the Nature Boy. I couldn't imagine commuting 20 miles on a 29er. Don't get me wrong, the Karate Monkey provides...

New Bike Advice
September 16, 2015 03:40 AM in General Discussion

Was headed over to a friend's place to go swimming, so naturally I wore my swimming trunks there. It was an extremely windy day and my destination was straight into the gusts. A...

Most embarrassing moment on the bike.
June 16, 2015 04:29 AM in General Discussion

It's unfortunate that you found yourself in this situation. If this bike is valuable to you, I would consider restraining from riding until you have it setup properly. However, ...

Fork cut too short, headset problems.
June 16, 2015 04:16 AM in General Discussion

It's called a locknut for a reason, to lock the upper race so that it won't loosen over time from turning your handlebars. If you continue to ride without one, then you'll likel...

Fork cut too short, headset problems.
May 22, 2015 01:32 PM in General Discussion

No bar tape, because I'd rather parade my Nitto B123s than ride comfortably with them concealed. But really, Cinelli Cork or Planet Bike Cork. Cushy and a large variety of co...

Favorite bar tape and why?
January 14, 2015 05:39 PM in General Discussion

All the corrosive salt and poorly maintained bike lanes definitely take their toll on my enjoyment. I work a fairly late night shift though, so with all those negatives set asid...

Winter fun
January 13, 2015 04:13 AM in General Discussion

Maybe he's trying to perfect fixie fakies.

Aerospokes, for fuck's sake
January 13, 2015 04:05 AM in General Discussion

This past week I've been riding in sub-zero temps with -20°F to -30°F wind chills here in Wisconsin. It was so cold, my plastic front fender snapped when it bent slightly to the...

Winter fun
December 28, 2014 05:37 PM in General Discussion


November 16, 2014 04:31 PM in General Discussion

A tool, toy, vehicle, second girlfriend, etc. Whatever you want to call it, I agree, it's still just a bike. If you're already scuffing up cranks with your shoes, I can't ima...

Crank skins
November 14, 2014 03:36 PM in General Discussion

A bike is a tool, one that is meant to be enjoyed. If you're worrying about it all the time, you're going to have a hard time enjoying it. When you use a bike for what it is, yo...

Crank skins