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10-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By BobbyG

Many local bike co-ops have tools and...

Many local bike co-ops have tools and workstations available for rent.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
10-21-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,394
Posted By BobbyG

SKS Longboards

SKS Longboards
10-20-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,394
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound Airhorn ...

AirZound Airhorn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs

https://designbydelta.com/products/arizound-horn

They offered a metal canister for a few years but are back to plastic. The...
10-20-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By BobbyG

jamesgelwicks7 Congrats on the weight loss and...

jamesgelwicks7 Congrats on the weight loss and your commitment to maintaining it and your fitness!
10-20-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 816
Posted By BobbyG

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.
10-19-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,394
Posted By BobbyG

Because they hug the shape of the wheel, I think...

Because they hug the shape of the wheel, I think a close-fitting set of full-length fenders looks more "minimalistic" than kludgy speedrockers or other loose fitting or partial fenders that draw...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By BobbyG

CharlieFree I commute in golf shorts because of...

CharlieFree I commute in golf shorts because of the pockets and the belt loops, which I clip my elastic-chord key ring to, and wear a belt which I mount my phone-holster to.
In the winter I wear...
10-18-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By BobbyG

FWIW I commute down to 5F, but it averages in the...

FWIW I commute down to 5F, but it averages in the low teens, deep winter mornings here in Colorado Springs. I ride with toe clips and straps and wear stiff-soled sneakers. In the winter I wear...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,000
Posted By BobbyG

So much of Star Trek, and fiction, especially...

So much of Star Trek, and fiction, especially fantasy, is logically impossible...

That's one reason I like bikes and mechanical things... there is a mechanical logic and honesty that...
10-13-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By BobbyG

Styles and consumer desires change. Go to a car...

Styles and consumer desires change. Go to a car dealership and look at how few (if any) sedans are available.
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,000
Posted By BobbyG

sjanzeir As a professional translator, I think...

sjanzeir As a professional translator, I think you will enjoy this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation, "Darmok".
("Darmok and Jilad at Tinagra")

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7s67a2
10-13-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By BobbyG

I have walked on a few wet decks made from...

I have walked on a few wet decks made from "manmade decking material" and it is unreasonably slick. I would not want to ride a bike over this stuff when it is wet.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By BobbyG

Beautiful Fall Commute...

Colorado Springs is a nice town to bike commute in.

https://youtu.be/FY0V2kRvQQE
10-08-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By BobbyG

I remember when I put together my first rain cape...

I remember when I put together my first rain cape and I was wishing it would rain. Same with the studded snow tires...couldn't wait for it to snow and ice over.

Let us know what happens.
10-08-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,677
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58, but I feel 14 while riding...until I...

I'm 58, but I feel 14 while riding...until I encounter traffic; then I'm all "older and wiser".

I spent a year off the bike at age 48 due to a non-bike injury. I gained weight, got depressed,...
10-06-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 952
Posted By BobbyG

ka123 If there is a bike co-op near you, contact...

ka123 If there is a bike co-op near you, contact them. They will help you find the parts you need and for a lot less than new. And they will help you with your project, or possibly do it for you...
10-06-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By BobbyG

I believe Borys is looking to hire a writer. Is...

I believe Borys is looking to hire a writer. Is that correct?
10-05-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,773
Posted By BobbyG

I am almost always on the hoods. I did tighten...

I am almost always on the hoods. I did tighten the mirror slightly on the 1st ride. Perhaps it will loosen up overtime. I still rely on my glasses mounted mirror as my main mirror . I just like...
10-05-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,716
Posted By BobbyG

I spent a week in Seattle last year. Without a...

I spent a week in Seattle last year. Without a bike I planned on walking outside, or inside on a treadmill if they had one at the hotel. The hotel's fitness room had a treadmill and there was an...
10-05-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,773
Posted By BobbyG

Bought similar mirror. It absolutely works. ...

Bought similar mirror. It absolutely works. Less vibration than the bar-end mirrors that came before it and actually almost none. More secure than it would suggest....
10-02-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,159
Posted By BobbyG

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is...

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is so much nicer than similar threads in A&S and the general forum. I think when most people get to 50+ years they are more thoughtful and considerate of...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By BobbyG

If your goals are time-saving and less physical...

If your goals are time-saving and less physical exertion, then an e-cargo bike may be for you. If you live within a 5-mile radius of Chicago's Loop, then you have to also consider the possibility of...
10-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,254
Posted By BobbyG

It depends on the rim material.

It depends on the rim material.
10-02-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,782
Posted By BobbyG

You buried the lede.

You buried the lede.
10-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,782
Posted By BobbyG

...have you read bikeforums? ;)

...have you read bikeforums? ;)
10-01-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By BobbyG

I ride in wicking golf shorts, black, with...

I ride in wicking golf shorts, black, with pockets.
10-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,037
Posted By BobbyG

This is what I love about bikeforums. It changed...

This is what I love about bikeforums. It changed my riding for the better in so many ways.
10-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,037
Posted By BobbyG

559 is the new 26.

559 is the new 26.
10-01-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By BobbyG

I knew that I had known it, but forgot it, but...

I knew that I had known it, but forgot it, but now I know it again until I forget again.

I am all for it. (Unless I forget.)
09-30-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By BobbyG

You are not as "far behind" as you think. A...

You are not as "far behind" as you think.

A daily 18 mile round-trip commuter for years (with 20-40 mile weekend rides) I was off the bike for a year due to a non-cycling injury. After a half-a...
09-29-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By BobbyG

Wisconsin aero-wedges avoid that mushroom...

Wisconsin aero-wedges avoid that mushroom shape...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/faomwif1001_bff53ae52401915244340a5795db842ecf394f8b.jpg
09-26-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By BobbyG

You figured...RIGHT! Usually we're hearing...

You figured...RIGHT!

Usually we're hearing from people who have spend thousands of dollars on a bike, only to find it isn't working for them, either the riding, the bike or both. Is it this bike?...
09-25-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By BobbyG

Man plans, God laughs.

Man plans, God laughs.
09-25-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, as he explains here: ...

Yes, as he explains here:
https://bikesnobnyc.com/2020/09/16/waiting-for-the-sun/
09-25-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By BobbyG

roth rothar I commute in Colorado where goathead...

roth rothar I commute in Colorado where goathead thorns are prevalent. Before getting tire liners I was patching flats about once a week (now it's about once a year...if that) That's a lot of...
09-25-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,773
Posted By BobbyG

I kludge-mounted a mirror in this position on my...

I kludge-mounted a mirror in this position on my winter bike which I converted to drop bars last year. I use a take-a-look glasses mounted mirror, but all the bikes get bar mirrors also, and this...
09-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,242
Posted By BobbyG

I don't mind a "polite" troll. It does get one...

I don't mind a "polite" troll. It does get one thinking, and sometimes leads to good discussions.

I don't know if this thread rises to the level of "good", but people have been thinking, and the...
09-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,242
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/340x368/teachings_of_surak_d78e022bb02dcecf76229f7fedd45cd851a1099f.jpg
09-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,805
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58 and I think I'm about 2.5. I commute, but...

I'm 58 and I think I'm about 2.5. I commute, but I don't enjoy riding upright for very long. A glasses-mount mirror helps me see behind me in such a forward position. I will use the drops in heavy...
09-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
09-23-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By BobbyG

Here's me! (I commute) ...

Here's me! (I commute)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfJhkbzW-E
09-23-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By BobbyG

I have a cape similar to the one pictured. I...

I have a cape similar to the one pictured. I removed the clear plastic visor and wear the hood under my helmet. By wearing the hood under the helmet, the helmet straps help keep the hood back far...
09-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,054
Posted By BobbyG

There are a few factors that combine to motivate...

There are a few factors that combine to motivate me to bike to work year-round, in all weather including snow.

I guess my main motivation is "smugness". Seriously. I may not be the fastest, the...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,899
Posted By BobbyG

Okay...I'd go!

Okay...I'd go!
09-22-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,242
Posted By BobbyG

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,899
Posted By BobbyG

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9...

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9 miles each way changing into office clothes that I bring with me. So in as much as the distance, staying "fresh" and changing into clothes I've brought, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,846
Posted By BobbyG

I wear shorts down to 38F, then I wear...

I wear shorts down to 38F, then I wear semi-breathable "jogging pants". Below 18F I wear another, loose pair over that along with wool socks. But everyone is different.
09-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By BobbyG

I have been bike commuting to work most days for...

I have been bike commuting to work most days for 28 years...12 miles round trip for the first 8 years, 18 miles round trip for the last 20. I started when I was 30 years old, now I am 58.

When I...
09-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,098
Posted By BobbyG

I commute in wicking T's and "performance" golf...

I commute in wicking T's and "performance" golf shorts. Some T's are looser, some are tighter. Same for the golf shorts. A form-fitting T and slim-cut golf shorts are not baggy. and can look...
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