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10-16-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,466
Posted By golftdi

I've been riding the same Brooks Flyer on 3...

I've been riding the same Brooks Flyer on 3 different bikes over the last dozen or so years. I also have a new Flyer on another bike.

Recently, I rode my wife's bike, on which she has a B67S. ...
09-25-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By golftdi

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My 2016 GTI and Surly Midnight Special.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,119
Posted By golftdi

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Here's with the basket in front. I had to mount it lengthwise...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,119
Posted By golftdi

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I have a Surly Midnight Special, with a Tubus rear rack on which I...
08-07-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By golftdi

and I thought I was the only one who worried...

and I thought I was the only one who worried about this -- appreciate reading this thread
08-06-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By golftdi

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May I show off my Midnight Special?
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By golftdi

I had 1/2 of my thyroid removed several years ago...

I had 1/2 of my thyroid removed several years ago and I take medication daily, but I'm happy to say I have not felt any adverse affects while cylicing or otherwise
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By golftdi

LBS for me for this. I did watch a Park...

LBS for me for this.

I did watch a Park Tools video on how to do this so I would have a better understanding of the job
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By golftdi

Thanks! I'll put this on my bike to-do list.

Thanks! I'll put this on my bike to-do list.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By golftdi

Tubeless?

I got my first flat today on my Midnight Special (which I bought last spring). I commute 5-10 miles each way daily on urban and inner-suburban roads. I have 650b x 47 tires and wheels which I...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By golftdi

Here's what Brooks' customer service told me: ...

Here's what Brooks' customer service told me:

"It is possible to make this conversion, in theory, but it is not that straight forward

You need all of these parts:-

BYB 299 Flyer...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By golftdi

First, thank you for the folks who reached out to...

First, thank you for the folks who reached out to rhm.

And second, thank you very much rhm for your detailed post and for your very practical good advice.

If I end up painting the Flyer, I will...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By golftdi

Thanks -- I don't post very much here so I don't...

Thanks -- I don't post very much here so I don't know who RHM is but presumably he will see this thread?
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By golftdi

Convert Brooks B17 into Flyer?

Hello.

Does anyone know if it possible to convert B17 into a Flyer, by installing the Flyer Backplate & Bolt Assembly and the Flyer Bracket and Coil Assembly (available at the Brooks website)? I...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,776
Posted By golftdi

Not meaning to get too lathered up, but...

Not meaning to get too lathered up, but unfortunately the majority of consumers are often hoodwinked by marketing. See SUVs. See vanished station wagons.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,273
Posted By golftdi

N + 1 also applies to guitars. And amplifiers. ...

N + 1 also applies to guitars.
And amplifiers.
And pedals.

Just saying.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

I'll post how it goes.

I'll post how it goes.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

busted! ;)

busted! ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

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With a light weight on the front rack, my MS rides just fine....
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

Agreed! My next task is to get an alternate...

Agreed!

My next task is to get an alternate mount for my Cateye headlight, since a bag in the basket blocks the light. If the basket was mounted sideways, I think a Problem Solvers Front Rack...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

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Thank you! Yes I've gotten used to --- and very much like --...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

Glad to help (and we all enjoy the vicarious...

Glad to help (and we all enjoy the vicarious thrill of your search)
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

Yes, speed is not a priority for me. As far as...

Yes, speed is not a priority for me. As far as handling with weight on the front, I have only had the front rack on since Monday, and have not yet put any significant weight on it (just added a Wald...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

Jlaw I just saw your question. I've had this...

Jlaw I just saw your question.

I've had this bike several months now and I absolutely love it. My commute is between 5-9 miles each way (depending on whether I take a train part or the way, or...
06-21-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,730
Posted By golftdi

Winter tire width & fender on Jamis Coda?

OK I know its the first day of summer but this young man's thoughts turn to what snow tires to mount on a Jamis Coda which I just bought on ebay to be my winter/backup commuter bike.

It doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By golftdi

I just realized there is a winter cycling forum. ...

I just realized there is a winter cycling forum. I'll ask this question there.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

I know -- but for how much longer? ;) And I...

I know -- but for how much longer? ;)

And I have a Wald 137 ready to go onto that 8-pack.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By golftdi

Studded Snow Tire Width on Jamis Coda?

OK I know its the first day of summer but this young man's thoughts turn to what snow tires to mount on a Jamis Coda which I just bought on ebay to be my winter/backup commuter bike.

It doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

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I ended up with the Cascadias. (My LBS said the Honjos would be a...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,084
Posted By golftdi

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Did someone mention Midnight Special? (I took this pic just this...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,674
Posted By golftdi

Peter White has 650b Nokian A10 studded snow...

Peter White has 650b Nokian A10 studded snow teres in 2 sizes - ISO 40-584mm & 54-584mm. https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.php
I plan to get a set of 40s for my Midnight Special next...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,917
Posted By golftdi

I use a combination of an Inertia Designs...

I use a combination of an Inertia Designs Business Pannier Business Pannier ? Inertia Designs (http://www.inertiadesigns.com/panniers/bus-pan)
and an Inertia Designs Super Metro Pannier...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,042
Posted By golftdi

And yes I agree that's ok Safe and enjoyable...

And yes I agree that's ok

Safe and enjoyable rides to all!
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,042
Posted By golftdi

I don't think we're going to convince each other.

I don't think we're going to convince each other.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,042
Posted By golftdi

There is a difference between riding while deaf...

There is a difference between riding while deaf and riding while distracted.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,042
Posted By golftdi

I share this sentiment.

I share this sentiment.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

Yes, but that's ordinary brass. ;)

Yes, but that's ordinary brass. ;)
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,507
Posted By golftdi

It's all good. :)

It's all good. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,507
Posted By golftdi

thanks Matthew

thanks Matthew
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,291
Posted By golftdi

Rode in this morning after a hard rain last...

Rode in this morning after a hard rain last night. Looking forward to the fenders I ordered last week for my new commuter (Surly Midnight Special).
Forum: Commuting
04-13-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By golftdi

Tom I just emailed you

Tom I just emailed you
Forum: Commuting
04-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By golftdi

Just noticed your comment about NY law. I'm...

Just noticed your comment about NY law. I'm responsible on the legal side for my company's real estate, including our leases in NYC. I will look into that and I will make sure my company's leases...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By golftdi

Let's put it this way: A much higher percentage...

Let's put it this way: A much higher percentage of the engineers than the lawyers in my company commute. Guess which I am. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

It's a good thing I had a gift certificate...

It's a good thing I had a gift certificate because I had a hard time explaining to my wife why a bicycle bell costs $50. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By golftdi

I do regularly get asked "Are you still riding...

I do regularly get asked "Are you still riding your bike to work?"
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By golftdi

I guess maybe I stand out from my colleagues in a...

I guess maybe I stand out from my colleagues in a few ways, and I may have been exaggerating a bit for fun.
Seiously, the rather large company where I work is making progress. We built a brand new...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

I just ordered a Spurcycle bell in silver. (I...

I just ordered a Spurcycle bell in silver. (I remembered that I had a $50 gift certificate from a shop in Colorado siting in my desk draw, and they carry Spurcycle.:) )
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

I'm concerned about pedestrians and other...

I'm concerned about pedestrians and other cyclists -- not cars (regarding a bell).

Yesterday morning when I was riding in Philly I started to day dream a bit and started drifting to the left. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

time for another thread I think! :)

time for another thread I think! :)
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By golftdi

thanks

thanks
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