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Forum: Commuting
10-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By jaxgtr

versus a chain, it should have a belt drive...

versus a chain, it should have a belt drive system.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By PaulH

Parking downtown at my office is over $3,000 per...

Parking downtown at my office is over $3,000 per year, so a $4,500 bike is chump change. Good that it has fenders, but for that much cash I want an enclosed chain, lights, and and higher handlebars.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,011
Posted By hsuBM

Joey, all of the products for cyclists who have...

Joey, all of the products for cyclists who have money to buy a car and sense to bike anyways regardless of the weather exists already.

I live in salty, slushy, icy, Upstate NY and Iíve been biking...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By bg18947

LeMond's New Carbon Bikes

I just saw this in my news feed. Lemond is bringing two new carbon fiber E-Bikes to market which is the first product from his investment in carbon fiber production technologies. Pricey, but is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By RiceAWay

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle...

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle racing. They made some basic assumptions - that the greatest danger to a rider was having his head fractured. As soon as racers started using them the...
09-20-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By 2cam16

Yup. Right here: https://mmbhof.org/

Yup. Right here:
https://mmbhof.org/
09-19-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

take your list and add one

take your list and add one
09-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By Repack Rider

The road was whatever it was that day. Some years...

The road was whatever it was that day. Some years there were deep erosion ditches, and if you got on the wrong side of them you lost time. There were blind, off-camber turns. No jumps though, because...
09-19-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By genejockey

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own...

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own particular flavor, from 30 year old Italian steel with 15 year old Campy kit to brand new carbon fiber with 105 and disc brakes. I ride whichever one I...
09-19-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By caloso

N+1 Road bike CX bike TT bike Track...

N+1

Road bike
CX bike
TT bike
Track bike
H/T mtb
F/S mtb
beater
09-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Just Mark

One more than what you have.

One more than what you have.
09-19-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By Repack Rider

I believe I had the greatest bicycle adventure of...

I believe I had the greatest bicycle adventure of the 20th Century, but even if it wasn't, it was a lot better than average.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By cyccommute

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back...

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back and look at scale. There has been about 1 billion bicycles made up to now. At an average of 30 lb of metal apiece, that would be 15,000,000 tons of...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By gsa103

Absolutely. I'm watching the entire state of CA...

Absolutely. I'm watching the entire state of CA burn due to climate change. I'm coming to the conclusion that my lifestyle isn't sustainable, and I need to accept responsibility for that. I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By wphamilton

Absolutely I care that it's good for the...

Absolutely I care that it's good for the environment. It's not why I started bike commuting, and not the main reason I kept it up for the first few years. But it's important to me to put my...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,813
Posted By RubeRad

Correction: I checked my cyclocomputer, and over...

Correction: I checked my cyclocomputer, and over my last ~100mi my average speed was 9.8mph. I'm burnin it up!
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By cyccommute

It’s not an either/or question. You can ride for...

It’s not an either/or question. You can ride for environmental reasons and enjoy the ride at the same time. The world is in color, why boil everything down to black and white decisions?

I’m...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,813
Posted By RubeRad

Not. I think the long-term average on my...

Not.

I think the long-term average on my cyclo-computer might be 8 point something
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15,354
Views: 11,349,582
Posted By Germany_chris

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Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,011
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My solution to old/winter commuting is a...

My solution to old/winter commuting is a velomobile. I'm lucky that the local county is very good about plowing the snow quickly and salting roads.

The infrastructure is ....ok... better than...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,813
Posted By Germany_chris

I really don't think there is any problem.. ...

I really don't think there is any problem..

Some folks like to sweat stuff out, I like like the quiet that can't be obtained any other way.
09-11-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,855
Posted By Milton Keynes

Reminds me of the joke: A nerd rode up to...

Reminds me of the joke:

A nerd rode up to his nerd friend on a bicycle, the friend said, "Where did you get that bike?"
The first nerd says, "I was walking along on the hiking trail, and this...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,813
Posted By zacster

My 10 mile commute would take 1 hour on most...

My 10 mile commute would take 1 hour on most days. If I hit the lights I might be able to do it in 55 minutes, but never any faster. And not for not trying. I could certainly ride faster than the...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By myemptymind

I just purchased a Spurcycle bell based on...

I just purchased a Spurcycle bell based on reviews and other readings. Hopefully it’ll be good on my Alpenchallenge, I have a Gates carbon drive so no chain which equals a completely silent bicycle....
Forum: Commuting
09-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By mlau

I ended up just getting him a $200 gift...

I ended up just getting him a $200 gift certificate at a local bike shop that he's used.
09-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By 67tony

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a...

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a leather punch and laced my Brooks B-17, sort of accomplishing the same thing.

The saddle shape is improved, and as an added bonus it allows for a little...
09-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By momoman

I had a Brooks Swallow on my De Rosa with about...

I had a Brooks Swallow on my De Rosa with about 120 miles on it but just replaced it with a used Brooks Swift with titanium rails I bought off EBay a few weeks ago. I put 33 miles on it last weekend...
09-03-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By gugie

I've heard the "never tighten the tension screw"...

I've heard the "never tighten the tension screw" so many times I thought for sure it was gospel. It can be too loose, however.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,074
Posted By fietsbob

72 pensioned off, Pub is a mile from my house..

72 pensioned off, Pub is a mile from my house..
08-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,009
Posted By Pridedog

It's about enjoying riding

At 70 years of age I found I was not enjoying riding as much as I had. Due to a myriad of health issues I could longer ride like I once had. Being a serious "roadie" with over 220,000 miles on some...
08-25-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,491
Posted By bblair

That's all fine, but a better indicator is to...

That's all fine, but a better indicator is to closely follow (and document) your IBU's, ABV's and assorted Scoville Units. Currently I am at 75, 8 and a million.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you take it into a bike shop definitely have...

If you take it into a bike shop definitely have them go through the rear wheel. Machine built rear wheels on inexpensive bikes are notorious. Brand not important
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,074
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry. The question just hit a bit of a nerve. In...

Sorry. The question just hit a bit of a nerve. In my experience, us old guys commute more often and have commuted for more time in our lives (we were young once) than any of the younger people...
08-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,010
Posted By rebel1916

I check in on BF every so often, to make sure...

I check in on BF every so often, to make sure that waving is still of great concern.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,894
Posted By pdlamb

I thought that for a while, until I got caught in...

I thought that for a while, until I got caught in the rain on my "dry bike." Short shower and perhaps 5-10 miles on wet roads, and the chain looked worse than the rain bike's chain after a solid...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,336
Posted By squirtdad

this..... in general if all are stopped and I...

this..... in general if all are stopped and I have room I move up to the front
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 47,183
Posted By InTheRain

I started this thread nearly 5 years ago. A lot...

I started this thread nearly 5 years ago. A lot of things have changed in that time. My commute went from 7 miles each way to 65 miles each way (ended the bike commuting.) And now with corona...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,894
Posted By fietsbob

Its showing off that you have a belt drive, and...

Its showing off that you have a belt drive, and spent that big bucks..

mostly ... and weighs less

But a chain sight unseen is Ignored virtually never oiled

Nothing is perfect.. Grit is...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,894
Posted By wolfchild

Actually the most reliable and maintenance-free...

Actually the most reliable and maintenance-free option is a fixed gear drivetrain, the second most reliable option is a singlespeed.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,894
Posted By fietsbob

These never get oiled often, and get run dry.. ...

These never get oiled often, and get run dry..
Belt Drives seem to be better if you never clean & Oil your chain

Hiding a belt drive in this would be perfect....
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,894
Posted By u235

Limit yourself to those options all just to...

Limit yourself to those options all just to prevent buying a new chain a little more often?
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,474
Posted By CrankyOne

Have you looked at the Workcycles Gr8? Besides...

Have you looked at the Workcycles Gr8? Besides being one of the most comfortable Dutch bikes around it is available in any color combo you can imagine.
My wife is Swedish so her's is:...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,500
Posted By Nyah

I use a bicycle very similar to your Trek. Mine...

I use a bicycle very similar to your Trek. Mine is a '99 Trek 520 w/35mm Marathon Greenguards. I have only about 6mm space between the tire and the fork-crown. To have a front fender, I will have...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By cyccommute

What model year of the bike do you have? Is the...

What model year of the bike do you have? Is the problem because of a disc brake? If the problem isnít because of a disc, most all rack have to be spread out just a little to fit. Itís not an issue....
07-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,032
Posted By livedarklions

You're better than that comment. My advice would...

You're better than that comment. My advice would be to apologize.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,910
Posted By ups

mount one of these babies' on top and you're the...

mount one of these babies' on top and you're the bomb!
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26,895
Views: 16,943,023
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

Thank you,a couple decades of building and...

Thank you,a couple decades of building and customizing have taught me a lot. I decided on doing the prism clear coat before I decided on the color. Originally I was going to do a Arctic white base...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26,895
Views: 16,943,023
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

How I got it,initial SS build and finally how it...

How I got it,initial SS build and finally how it is now.

​​​​​​I laid a light dusting of prism metal flake over the shark grey base for a little razzle dazzle without being in your face bling....
Forum: Commuting
07-08-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,435
Posted By chas58

I've said it before, but helmet (or glasses)...

I've said it before, but helmet (or glasses) mounted mirrors are perfect for me. People who complain generally don't have them positioned properly, but they are a life saver for commuting. That...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By GeneO

Really like the sound of mine too. Really well...

Really like the sound of mine too. Really well made and very compact.


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