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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:28 pm 
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ndpittman!!! look at this guy:
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Is that a light blue or more of a silver?

I like it--I don't think I've ever seen brakes like that at the end of the cruiser handle bars.

Amy--right?! They have them at a bike shop in Salem, MA I saw...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 pm 
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fupapack wrote:
Bicycle helmets are all equally as safe, unlike motorcycle helmets. The cost is due to increased ventilation, fit, and lower weight.


some are actually better than others...

I want one of these cardboard helmets that absorb 4 times as much impact as a traditional bike helmet
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But I go back and forth on how often i wear my helmet, given evidence that wearing a helmet make you more likely to get hit by a car (the most dangerous kind of accident on a bike)
...that and my "VEGAN POWER" cyclign cap looks to darn cool :-P

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Ive also been on the hunt for vegan double straps kinda like theseImage
but most of what im finding is either leather or the one vegan set i found were about $100

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:25 pm 
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I probably need a leopard helmet, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:54 pm 
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There is no "probably" about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
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Ive also been on the hunt for vegan double straps kinda like these
but most of what im finding is either leather or the one vegan set i found were about $100

So the point of something like this is for a more snug fit? Better for the upstroke? I've been thinking my current toe clips feel pretty pointless.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:40 pm 
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There is no "probably" about it.


There's a chance that I added myself to the waitlist for this helmet and received confirmation that I'm on said waitlist and that they ship to the US.

I'm pretty excited.

ETA, I'm also thinking about getting something like these because I dislike my handlebars and can't justify getting a new bike just because I want a road bike right now (and because I'm spending $150 on a helmet).

Imagehttp://www.amazon.com/Origin-Bicycle-Drop-Ends-Black/dp/B0013G6PB8G6PB8

I can't decide if I want drops or bullhorns though. I think I'd be more comfortable in bull horns, but I like the aesthetics of drops more.

Life is tough.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Mars wrote:
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Ive also been on the hunt for vegan double straps kinda like these
but most of what im finding is either leather or the one vegan set i found were about $100

So the point of something like this is for a more snug fit? Better for the upstroke? I've been thinking my current toe clips feel pretty pointless.


For a stronger hold. I ride fixed gear so its not just the upstroke but also the ability to skid stop as well. Ive got some new plastic coated toe straps that have been working well but before when I was using nylon single straps they would break sometimes when I was trying to skid or just slow down.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:38 pm 
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I can't decide if I want drops or bullhorns though. I think I'd be more comfortable in bull horns, but I like the aesthetics of drops more.
Life is tough.


If you got drop bars (actual drop bars not the bolt on ones like the link) you could ride on the hoods which is the same position as the bullhorns, plus having the drops for more hand positions.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:50 pm 
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I don't know if I could find drop bars to fit the bike though. I'm going to check it out. I might go crazy and get trekking bars anyway. Then I could have my hands all over the place.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:54 pm 
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While Nick was working on my bike tonight I was flipping through the company catalogs and fell in absolute love with the new Salsa Casseroll:
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It's so beautiful. It makes me think of pixies and gossamer. I've wanted a Casseroll since I first saw one simply because that's the best name I've ever heard. It also helps that they're nice bikes too. Too bad my Surly is so great at doing everything and I don't need this.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:36 am 
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Oh man! That's purdy!

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:12 pm 
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Thank you, Catalina, for now making me covet that beautiful bike! She's a stunner!


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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Catalina wrote:
While Nick was working on my bike tonight I was flipping through the company catalogs and fell in absolute love with the new Salsa Casseroll:
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It's so beautiful. It makes me think of pixies and gossamer. I've wanted a Casseroll since I first saw one simply because that's the best name I've ever heard. It also helps that they're nice bikes too. Too bad my Surly is so great at doing everything and I don't need this.

I have one! I love it. I haven't gone super far on it yet though. Maybe this weekend, there was talk of an island trip......

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KJ, since you have one, how do you feel about climbing hills on it? Does the steel weigh it down? Does it make for a comfy ride? Is it an appropriate bike for commuting and running errands? How about group rides? Would it be too slow for that?


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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
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I have a Casseroll, too, from probably 2007. At a glance, the difference is mine has caliper brakes & no front rack. I've been through tons of bikes & this one suits me better than any of them. It's great for commuting & grocery-getting if you have a rack & panniers. Also, very comfortable on the long ride. I've been meaning to try and go camping on it, but that'll have to wait until it's cooler. It's nothing you'd want to race on, but otherwise it's versatile & I couldn't be more happy with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
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It's comfortable for sure, make sure you try one to see how you feel on it. I test rode one at a bike shop by the University Village then ordered it in Bellingham from my local shop. So far it's great for climbing. I haven't gone on a long ride yet (the furthest I've been is 10ish miles). The 10ish miles were loaded for camping (tent, sleeping bag and pad, clothes, food etc...) and it was great! I don't think it's heavy, but that may be because I am used to an 80s Trek that is heavier than the Salsa.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
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Oddly, enough, what I want for my bike most is a road bike for the husband. I don't know how much he'll ride it, but when I go on long rides, I wish he could see what I see when I'm out. Often there isn't time for a photo, or I don't have the words to describe the scenery. I would like him to have the option of going with me!

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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:17 am 
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Oddly, enough, what I want for my bike most is a road bike for the husband.


that's not odd at all. shared rides are the best; i don't like riding alone very much. i want other people to see the stuff i see too.


i just got new flat pedals for my freeride-y MTB; they're nice and grippy with vans or etnies (i prefer to wear skate shoes to ride in for some reason!). they're like these:
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SkepticalVegan wrote:
Ive also been on the hunt for vegan double straps kinda like theseImage
but most of what im finding is either leather or the one vegan set i found were about $100


Would these do? They're definitely vegan.
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i got a mavic plasma helmet!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Bike and Bicycle Accouterments of Desire
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decided i needed a new helmet since my current giro hex is almost 5 years old now... so i just ordered one of these bad boys:

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spoke too soon- got an email from the bike shop i ordered it from today: "sorry but your item is out of stock and no longer available from the manufacturer" (it's a limited edition colourway). so don't have it listed on your website then, dickheads! can't find one anywhere else either. balls.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:21 pm 
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The Salsa Casseroll is mine. Next payday!


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