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Forum: Commuting
01-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,907
Posted By benetga

Same here, year around commuter with winter ebike...

Same here, year around commuter with winter ebike conversion. I went with the Hilltopper 250w kit. I started with studs about 5yrs ago,big difference not having to worry about refreeze and black ice....
07-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,782
Posted By benetga

Could you make it a single speed?

Could you make it a single speed?
05-07-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By benetga

Must have the lights figured out if she rides in...

Must have the lights figured out if she rides in the winter,not much daylight
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By benetga

It was beautiful day here and I got in #4. The...

It was beautiful day here and I got in #4. The ride was a lot more enjoyable without the winter layers.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,897
Posted By benetga

I remember reading about a alderman in the city...

I remember reading about a alderman in the city of Chicago had a squirrel get caught up in the wheel of his bike. It caused him to go down and messed him up bad.
...
03-31-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By benetga

No problems with this set-up. I prefer it...

No problems with this set-up. I prefer it because like I said it's cheap:thumb:
03-31-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By benetga

What kind of truck? I have a Chevy Silverado and...

What kind of truck? I have a Chevy Silverado and use a board with a fork mount in the bed indents. Cheap and works great.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By benetga

Monthly Metric

How about a monthly metric challenge? This distance is a little more attainable on a monthly bases.

It doesn't take most of your day to ride and the next to recover.

So far I'm three for...
01-31-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By benetga

More than one chain?

I'm wondering if it's best to have two different chains for seasonal gearing changes? In the winter when running studded tires I need to run a different gear setup verses the summer. Should I have...
12-18-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By benetga

Got my 60mi ride in. I had a commitment in the...

Got my 60mi ride in. I had a commitment in the afternoon so I got started at 6AM. I usually ride in the 25-35 mile range on the weekends so 60 wasn't to bad. Doing 100mi I don't know:foo:
12-10-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By benetga

Well I was only able to get 40mi ride in today...

Well I was only able to get 40mi ride in today the wind was brutal and I only had 3 hours or so to get 60mi completed.I rode a lot miles going directly into the wind at less then 10mph. I've got a...
12-09-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By benetga

Okay I'm trying this tomorrow. I turned 60 this...

Okay I'm trying this tomorrow. I turned 60 this year and it will probably be my last chance to get the ride in. The forecast is 38 and sunny with 10mph winds so as far as the weather goes it should...
10-29-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,581
Posted By benetga

why the heck is the mirror mounted on the...

why the heck is the mirror mounted on the right:foo: oh i see mate:)
10-17-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,488
Posted By benetga

Looks like a crew cab to me. How do you secure...

Looks like a crew cab to me. How do you secure the front wheel?
09-21-17, 06:48 PM
08-21-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By benetga

I'd like to see this. I'm redoing my one car...

I'd like to see this. I'm redoing my one car garage and looking for ideas.
I've got 4 bikes 2 kayaks hanging and some power tools on shelving but would like to add a small workbench. The most...
04-22-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,078
Posted By benetga

I have one-56cm and I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam....

I have one-56cm and I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam. The bike fits me I think perfect. Tires seem fine, I might replace the brake pads soon other than the seat the bike is stock. I've had it a couple of...
03-27-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,823
Posted By benetga

I have their app, it reads 25% off if you spend...

I have their app, it reads 25% off if you spend $49.00 and free shipping if you spend $99.00. I'm wondering if the app and email are different?
03-22-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,823
Posted By benetga

Nashbar shipping policy change?

Did Nashbar just increase the order amount from $49.00 to $99.00 to get free shipping?
Forum: Commuting
01-29-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,151,516
Posted By benetga

Darkshot,what basket do you have on the front...

Darkshot,what basket do you have on the front rack of the Nashbar? I have the same rack and I've been looking for one that would fit. Thanks
01-08-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 195,064
Posted By benetga

My Single Speed

I also put this on the commuting group. I've had this Rockhopper since new. I'm thinking it was 1985 and it has been through a lot of different setups since. I'm really enjoying the simplicity of a...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,151,516
Posted By benetga

My winter bike

Rockhopper that I've had since new
12-20-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By benetga

-27F and your still riding, WOW your one tough...

-27F and your still riding, WOW your one tough Minnesotan
12-20-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,813
Posted By benetga

Thanks for the information. I wondered the...

Thanks for the information. I wondered the longevity of winter tires. I am now in my second year using Schwable Winter tires and the're showing little wear.

They seem to roll easier after using...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,522
Posted By benetga

Nice find on your bike. Be prepared to spend...

Nice find on your bike. Be prepared to spend probably the same on the gear. Nashbar is having a 30% sale today.
Forum: Foo
12-10-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By benetga

I've got a cheap roll-up tonneau cover that i...

I've got a cheap roll-up tonneau cover that i fine to be perfect. Roll it up for tall stuff or keep it down and have protected storage for what your hauling.

I have had trucks with toppers which...
12-10-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,734
Posted By benetga

What's the dislike with car shopping? I enjoy the...

What's the dislike with car shopping? I enjoy the hunt.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,995
Posted By benetga

Exactly how it started with me:)

Exactly how it started with me:)
Forum: Commuting
12-01-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By benetga

I say put some studded tires on that Hardrock and...

I say put some studded tires on that Hardrock and keep on ridding.

I've got an old Rockhopper setup as my winter bike that I'll ride for the next four months.

I switched to it this morning and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,750
Posted By benetga

I just got this ...

I just got this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TSEYZS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quality is good and looks to be a great mid-layer shirt. The collar comes up nicely...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,522
Posted By benetga

Former off road rider that's found road cycling...

Former off road rider that's found road cycling to be my passion. I did MTB way back when but getting out on the road and ridding for a couple hours is fantastic way to unplug.


I grew up ridding...
Forum: Foo
11-25-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,170
Posted By benetga

Yes, if I do get one I'd use it to help my old...

Yes, if I do get one I'd use it to help my old bones recover from cycling:)

You choose to reply to my post having been a member since 2010 with 38 posts:foo:
Forum: Foo
11-25-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,170
Posted By benetga

thanks, I'm rethinking it

thanks, I'm rethinking it
Forum: Foo
11-25-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,170
Posted By benetga

Hot tubs

Thinking of getting the family a small hot tub for Christmas.

For you that have one do you get a lot of use out of them? It sure would be nice to sit in and soak my aches away. We live in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,515
Posted By benetga

Starved Rock area.

Starved Rock area.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,515
Posted By benetga

So am I but around my area we have have hills. I...

So am I but around my area we have have hills. I stay on the small ring probably 70-80% of time.
08-27-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By benetga

I just wanted cyclist to be aware, a lot of this...

I just wanted cyclist to be aware, a lot of this is done this time of year.
08-27-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By benetga

Seriously.....I always hold my breath :)

Seriously.....I always hold my breath :)
08-27-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By benetga

Seal coat = ice

Be careful of freshly seal coated driveways and a little rain. I went down this morning and it happened so fast I couldn't react to avoid it. I was halfway through a turn into of all places a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By benetga

I've got the 56cm 105 carbon. It fits me like a...

I've got the 56cm 105 carbon. It fits me like a glove and with same height and inseam.
08-06-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By benetga

Looks like quite a collection of bikes too.:)

Looks like quite a collection of bikes too.:)
06-07-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By benetga

I have gatorskins and Mr Tuffys on my cumuter...

I have gatorskins and Mr Tuffys on my cumuter bike. I can't afford the time to repair a flat.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,847
Posted By benetga

The ride in this morning was not to bad at all...

The ride in this morning was not to bad at all only thing cold were my eyes. I think I'll look for a cheap pair of ski googles. 498237
Forum: Commuting
01-12-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,847
Posted By benetga

Why didn't I ride?

Today driving home I saw a regular biker on my route and felt that i should be ridding also. The winds were strong and temps in the teens.

Alright then I'm taking the bike tomorrow. It's on.:) It...
01-10-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,854
Posted By benetga

Tomorrow morning will be in the single digits and...

Tomorrow morning will be in the single digits and my limit. Hope to ride Tuesday it's suppose to be in the mid teens.
01-10-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By benetga

I changed jobs at 51 to a more physical one. My...

I changed jobs at 51 to a more physical one. My back use to give me problems before not so much now. My core muscles have gotten a lot stronger but now at almost 59 its arthritis.:(
01-09-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,615
Posted By benetga

Cycling is my "thing" and it works with my...

Cycling is my "thing" and it works with my marriage.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By benetga

My set-up 1) Cut-out a pair of wool insoles...

My set-up

1) Cut-out a pair of wool insoles from old pack boot liners replaced the foam insole.
2) Liner socks under heavy wool socks.
3) Toe covers

Very comfortable riding today with temps...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By benetga

Went for a short 20mi ride. It was 25 degrees and...

Went for a short 20mi ride. It was 25 degrees and windy but I was dressed for it - felt great. I really enjoy riding in the winter and trying to do it as long as I can. I'm wanting to stay off the...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By benetga

I see you have a eclipse pannier. I wasn't aware...

I see you have a eclipse pannier. I wasn't aware they made bicycle products. I had one of their tank bags on a Suzuki GS 850 back in the late 70's. Nice bag.
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