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Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Archwhorides

I used the Office bag for five years straight and...

I used the Office bag for five years straight and it is bomber and still in fine condition. I have semi-retired it because it's larger and heavier than I need on a general basis, so I have been using...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,774
Posted By Archwhorides

Seems like you put a stake in that zombie...

Seems like you put a stake in that zombie discussion, thanks buddy.
Replies: 45
Views: 11,415
Posted By Archwhorides

The R2 certainly, but so would the Brooks C17 and...

The R2 certainly, but so would the Brooks C17 and C17A cutout "vegan" saddles, which do not need breaking in - fairly firm and comfortable to start, fairly firm and comfortable for years.

I like...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Archwhorides

Safest line is to hold your line (avoid being...

Safest line is to hold your line (avoid being doored) and hold your fire (i.e. no fingers). When I pull up to cars (at the next light usually), I beam my headlight at them to get their attention and...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,522
Posted By Archwhorides

Hating rain is a good excuse to buy better rain...

Hating rain is a good excuse to buy better rain gear.
01-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 877,752
Posted By Archwhorides

The Budnitz Model E snaps the battery and motor...

The Budnitz Model E snaps the battery and motor into the down tube (mid-drive), removable to ride without assist. Alfine 8 speed IGH in the rear. Weight is 38lbs before fenders/rack. Expected...
01-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archwhorides

This thread and the freakish 67F weather are...

This thread and the freakish 67F weather are inspiring me to wash down my commuter today. That and the nice opportunity to smoke a cigar in the warm sun.
Replies: 45
Views: 11,415
Posted By Archwhorides

I just received the R2 saddle I ordered in June...

I just received the R2 saddle I ordered in June and have high hopes for its comfort and longevity. It does appear to be well-made. I'm curious to see how it stacks up with the C17 Carved that I've...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,522
Posted By Archwhorides

I just did similar: ebike with studs for winter...

I just did similar: ebike with studs for winter slogging.

I too am a purist about having fun while riding.
01-06-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 877,752
Posted By Archwhorides

First days out on the new Budnitz Model E with...

First days out on the new Budnitz Model E with Fazua/Gates drivetrain and 45Nrth Gravdal studded tires
...
01-06-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,146
Posted By Archwhorides

For me the point of having two winter bikes is to...

For me the point of having two winter bikes is to have one with studded tires and one without. Today was clear and 25F; riding with slicks was dreamy.
01-04-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archwhorides

I've had great experience with the Gates/Alfine...

I've had great experience with the Gates/Alfine drive train on my winter commuters for the past five years, and no problems with hydraulic brakes, but it doesn't go below zero in my town like it does...
01-04-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,665
Posted By Archwhorides

When the temperature goes below 15F, I wear the...

When the temperature goes below 15F, I wear the same lobster claw mittens I use for snowboarding, and add a silk liner below zero. The trigger index finger is great with the rapidfire shifter on my...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,522
Posted By Archwhorides

I feel lucky because it's too expensive to park...

I feel lucky because it's too expensive to park where I work, and public transit takes too long (and is also somewhat expensive), so I have one more incentive to stay on the bike in all conditions...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15,278
Views: 11,128,276
Posted By Archwhorides

Budnitz e-assist bike arrived just in time for...

Budnitz e-assist bike arrived just in time for New Years. I set it up for my winter commuting with 45Nrth studded tires and a rubber Selle Anatomica saddle.
...
01-01-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,079
Posted By Archwhorides

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would...

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would add belt drive, IGH rear hub, and some sex appeal (I want an integrated-looking bike, not a rolling parts-shop). The Fazua mid-drive has arrived in the...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Archwhorides

Those EH500s look pretty sweet, I'm going to...

Those EH500s look pretty sweet, I'm going to check em out.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Archwhorides

2019 was a pretty solid year with some soft...

2019 was a pretty solid year with some soft victories:

My household reduced to one car and increased by one commuter bike
Rode over 5,000 commuting miles as previous years
No accidents or...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,101
Posted By Archwhorides

I have a 10 mile commute downtown, which I enjoy...

I have a 10 mile commute downtown, which I enjoy daily on my hybrid commuter, except in the following conditions:

Cold weather with frozen precip requiring studs, which turns my ride home into an...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Archwhorides

The added reflectivity of that helmet cover seems...

The added reflectivity of that helmet cover seems like a good thing, but I'm also curious why a softshell skull cap that covers the ears wouldn't be most effective for the task. Softshell bike cap...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,504
Posted By Archwhorides

When is a square not a square? ...

When is a square not a square?
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Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,783
Posted By Archwhorides

I ran a stop sign once while eating a hot dog. ...

I ran a stop sign once while eating a hot dog. The mustard was spot on but the relish was so-so, could have done without it
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,783
Posted By Archwhorides

I yield to the legality of cyclists riding in...

I yield to the legality of cyclists riding in Latvian cross-walks.



This is a solid urban cycling rulebook. Now is it illegal to ride a bicycle while partially intoxicated? If so, I am...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,783
Posted By Archwhorides

Been there, done that (opposite side though)....

Been there, done that (opposite side though). There were about 30 onlookers at the time. :rolleyes:

Then again, later on I injured my right ankle in a fall and couldn't put weight on it, so...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,783
Posted By Archwhorides

Simply 100% true. Cyclists who are on their bike...

Simply 100% true. Cyclists who are on their bike in a cross-walk and who expect others to yield for them are either ignorant or ass-hats.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,783
Posted By Archwhorides

Precisely. This is why I never run pedestrian...

Precisely. This is why I never run pedestrian crosswalks when they are occupied.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,779
Posted By Archwhorides

I subscribe precisely to Falkon 's principles as...

I subscribe precisely to Falkon 's principles as described above. The three things that I would add:



I find a balaclava too warm in temps above 12F. I find that a polyester bandana over my...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Archwhorides

LOL, your posts make me realize what a grinder I...

LOL, your posts make me realize what a grinder I am in bad weather. There might be a winter business opportunity for you to send daily motivational texts to us cycle commuter grinders, or writing...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Archwhorides

I feel blessed that during rush hour, riding my...

I feel blessed that during rush hour, riding my 16 km to work is faster than driving, which helps my motivation a lot during poor weather. It's also a bonus that there are a lot of breakfast...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,101
Posted By Archwhorides

My pedal assist e- cycle is on order, I'm looking...

My pedal assist e- cycle is on order, I'm looking forward to having the extra push when I'm pedaling a 4 row studded tire uphill after a long workday through Boston slush and snow.

I think the new...
11-09-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,079
Posted By Archwhorides

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would...

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would add belt drive, IGH rear hub, and some sex appeal (I want an integrated-looking bike, not a rolling parts-shop). The Fazua mid-drive has arrived in...
Forum: Northeast
10-31-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,600
Views: 969,177
Posted By Archwhorides

Sh*t, so sorry to hear this, healing thoughts!

Sh*t, so sorry to hear this, healing thoughts!
Forum: Northeast
10-31-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8,600
Views: 969,177
Posted By Archwhorides

Nice dinner with my son in Kendall Sq tonight,...

Nice dinner with my son in Kendall Sq tonight, crazy tailwind home 😺
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,787
Posted By Archwhorides

Indeed, the sonic aspect of IGH with trigger...

Indeed, the sonic aspect of IGH with trigger shifters is very satisfying. With the very quiet belt drive, the sound of the trigger shifter while downshifting is even more distinctive, lets other...
10-26-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,021
Posted By Archwhorides

NEWS FLASH: 45nrth now has a Gravdal 650b x 38mm...

NEWS FLASH: 45nrth now has a Gravdal 650b x 38mm tire: https://45nrth.com/products/gravdal_650
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Archwhorides

Are there tubeless studded tires? I never...

Are there tubeless studded tires? I never thought about it. 🤔
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,550
Posted By Archwhorides

Picture shows two hacks on my helmet: 1....

Picture shows two hacks on my helmet:

1. Third Eye mirror further secured with the visor mount.
2. Light and Motion headlight duct-taped to the visor.

I use this set-up for all of my...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,813
Posted By Archwhorides

The Priority 600 is the least expensive way in...

The Priority 600 is the least expensive way in the U.S. to buy a new Pinion gearbox bike. It is solid, smooth, and practically bombproof. One thing to keep in mind is that it runs with 650b...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,813
Posted By Archwhorides

Priority makes some good options (except for the...

Priority makes some good options (except for the thru axle)
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,403
Posted By Archwhorides

The clothing/packing ritual around here is too...

The clothing/packing ritual around here is too complicated to feel like a ritual, it's a triumph if I can roll my pannier top once on any given day. During my ride, my daily practice is try to be...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,739
Posted By Archwhorides

Beats the alternative, keep it up!

Beats the alternative, keep it up!
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,739
Posted By Archwhorides

1,000 lumens on a MUP? Must be the Mupastrada! I...

1,000 lumens on a MUP? Must be the Mupastrada! I tone my headlamp down to 300 L when Iím on my bikeway if itís average weather
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,022
Posted By Archwhorides

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Iíve had one flat this year....
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,232
Posted By Archwhorides

My 2 cents: If you create such a poll about...

My 2 cents:

If you create such a poll about Jim's nesting, please include: "I don't give a sh*t" as an option. I certainly don't.
Also, if you form a poll asking: "If 90% of commuter forum...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,232
Posted By Archwhorides

IMO, a driver would have to be a real Neanderthal...

IMO, a driver would have to be a real Neanderthal to go after an obvious bike commuter for the type of light they use, but I suppose anything is possible.

I also suppose that drivers could become...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,232
Posted By Archwhorides

I have a helmet-mounted head/tail light setup...

I have a helmet-mounted head/tail light setup (L&M Vis 360 Pro) that I use for all of my road and MUP riding, day and night. The blinking tail light is 25 lumens and the head lamp runs between 150...
09-23-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,021
Posted By Archwhorides

Hard to imagine such a plan could work out. ...

Hard to imagine such a plan could work out. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By Archwhorides

My Halo headband is very helpful for exactly this...

My Halo headband is very helpful for exactly this thing, but the amount of salt runoff can be overwhelming in a rainstorm. That is why I like my rain jacket hood pulled over my head - reduces the...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Archwhorides

I'm a big guy (260 lbs) and sweat a lot. I...

I'm a big guy (260 lbs) and sweat a lot.

I been using a Gore Active shell for the last few years, and it is really great for all weather temps below 55F (too warm above that).

I purchased a...
09-09-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,021
Posted By Archwhorides

LOL, a rational point MKB, but am I prepared to...

LOL, a rational point MKB, but am I prepared to take this logic to the mat?

(BTW, she's talking about getting even more skis....)
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