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Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well... ...

Well...

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03-22-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By GrainBrain

Probably the most important thing I learned, get...

Probably the most important thing I learned, get yer butt back over that rear axle!! I find that I'll ride a third of the miles on my mtb vs road and have the same workout!
03-20-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By Russ Roth

I actually find the newer bikes make the trails...

I actually find the newer bikes make the trails easier then they used to be since I don't think I'm a better rider but I never did the drops that I do now when I was 21. I had fun but its a whole new...
03-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By qclabrat

Love the Jones bikes, the truss fork will take...

Love the Jones bikes, the truss fork will take the edge off if you start riding rougher trails. I have his bars and it's super comfy.
03-20-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I think the Jones is a capable rigid MTB. I've...

I think the Jones is a capable rigid MTB. I've been eying this as well. the only drawback for off-road is that is has 27.2mm seatpost, which severely limits droppers to uber-expensive and unreliable...
03-19-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By freeranger

Agree it's not easy, but it's so much fun! A...

Agree it's not easy, but it's so much fun! A friend (female) of mine bought her first mtn.bike last year, for her 66th birthday (she's younger than I). She's ridden for years, but not offroad. So...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By noglider

The Conti GP tires don't have much puncture...

The Conti GP tires don't have much puncture resistance, and I like them like that, because they sure do ride great. It's rather unbelievable, in fact. I have the GP4000S-II in 28mm on my McLean which...
03-09-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By PDXCarless

I've decided to just run some perpendicular lines...

I've decided to just run some perpendicular lines of bailing wire to create a basket.
03-09-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By obrentharris

Very nice! Next you'll have to take up wicker...

Very nice!
Next you'll have to take up wicker work so you can make a basket to fit in that frame.
Brent
03-09-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By thumpism

Neat. I borrowed a hedge trimmer from a pal...

Neat. I borrowed a hedge trimmer from a pal several years ago and he apologized for the broken loop handle that was supposed to go over the top of the unit so I whipped one up from 1/2" copper. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By RubeRad

u missed the joke

u missed the joke
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By PDXCarless

I finished it up, this weekend. See pics here: ...

I finished it up, this weekend. See pics here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1195443-weekend-functional-art-project-copper-basket-rack.html
Forum: Commuting
03-07-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,763
Posted By Darth Lefty

Another option if you're feeling handy ...

Another option if you're feeling handy

Bi-planes are the future | Peter Verdone Designs (http://www.peterverdone.com/bi-planes-are-the-future/)
...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By surak

Depends on the gain. For my commute distance the...

Depends on the gain. For my commute distance the time savings from lower rolling resistance, comfort of running lower pressure without pinch flats, and reduced chance of having to fix a flat in...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By 52telecaster

my son the mechanic agrees with you. Like...

my son the mechanic agrees with you.

Like 32s as well even 35s
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By joelcool

The tire itself may be heavier but the goop you...

The tire itself may be heavier but the goop you put in your tubeless is less weight than a tube, so you'll probably be gaining less weight than you'd imagine.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By Darth Lefty

My main commuter bike has a 3" front and 2.8"...

My main commuter bike has a 3" front and 2.8" rear... so I say go for it
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By BobbyG

A heavier tire may slow you down slightly, but as...

A heavier tire may slow you down slightly, but as davei1980 pointed out it may yield less rolling resistance. My experience is bigger tires at lower inflation feel slower due to more cushioning and...
02-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,171
Posted By rydabent

I cant seem to find one for my trike. :)

I cant seem to find one for my trike. :)
02-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By busygizmo

This one is on our every year list, often more...

This one is on our every year list, often more than once. We've always done it from the eastern side since we really like being in the Methow in general. But this past year we managed to get a...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By noglider

Fantastic!

Fantastic!
02-13-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By busygizmo

This is one of the best rides anywhere. We drove...

This is one of the best rides anywhere. We drove down to ride the century a decade or so ago. We also did the loop on our own from the campground. If you do go down there for the century and don't...
Forum: Foo
02-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Stadjer

That's my angle too, nobody really likes plastic....

That's my angle too, nobody really likes plastic. Not the feel, not the look, not the sound, it's not like you're trying to take away steel, wood or leather from people. That's probably why people...
Forum: Foo
02-11-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By coffeesnob

we try to stay away from plastic more so because...

we try to stay away from plastic more so because plastic is bad for your health but the environment thing is good too
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By noglider

zacster you're right, yet we have it better than...

zacster you're right, yet we have it better than some others do. I moved from NYC to suburban NJ and was there for 26 years. I moved back here.a few years ago, one reason being that I could cycle...
Forum: Foo
02-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm all for eliminating as much of my consumption...

I'm all for eliminating as much of my consumption of "single-use" plastics as possible. I tend to be a multi-use person anyway, so it's not all that much of a stretch, at least for that category.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By zacster

NYC is cycling heaven, if heaven were strewn with...

NYC is cycling heaven, if heaven were strewn with glass, potholes, garbage, clueless pedestrians, even more clueless drivers, cops that purposely park in bike lanes, cabbies and uber drivers that cut...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Yup, I have several Yeti mugs for beverages keeps...

Yup, I have several Yeti mugs for beverages keeps the vehicles from becoming trash cans on wheels. Aluminum cans for beer then the cans get recycled.
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By clemsongirl

For me, cloth shopping bags and organic...

For me, cloth shopping bags and organic hemp-cotton bags for grocery store vegetables/fruits. I buy most fruits/vegetables at our year-round farmer markets and I just return the small open plastic...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By RubeRad

I have a clear memory of the first time I saw a...

I have a clear memory of the first time I saw a plastic wrapper on a candy bar. It was a 3 Musketeers I got out of a vending machine. It surprised me because it was not paper, like I was used to, and...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By RubeRad

My wife loves dryer balls! We made our own first...

My wife loves dryer balls! We made our own first from instructions online about buying a skein of wool yarn and winding it into tight balls, but only one of them survived to properly felt. The others...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By RubeRad

Well I think the law/regulation pretty much...

Well I think the law/regulation pretty much 'solved' the problem of gratuitous plastic consumption/disposal via shopping bags. I was always annoyed by how those plastic bags just pile up and pile up....
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Stadjer

Personally I'm not too fussy about it. Because I...

Personally I'm not too fussy about it. Because I don't like it and prefer to get groceries at the farmer's market I don't consume much plastic anyway. But if I happened to buy a plastic bag in the...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By CliffordK

Here on the "Left Coast" (well, the enlightened...

Here on the "Left Coast" (well, the enlightened part of the Left Coast), they have banned single use checkout bags.

https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/oregons-plastic-bag-ban-takes-effect-in-2020/
...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Here is a partial solution. ...

Here is a partial solution.



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Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I hate though plastic bags I throw away tons of...

I hate though plastic bags I throw away tons of them. When I’m on my bike plastic bags all over the fences on the side of the gravel roads. Just give me a milk crate or two I can put my groceries in...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By noglider

Wow, that looks great. I might like to have that,...

Wow, that looks great. I might like to have that, and I love the U-lock provision.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,416
Posted By Archwhorides

27.5 is the same as 650b, so you have a couple...

27.5 is the same as 650b, so you have a couple options for studded:

Nokian makes a 650b studded tire, the A10, available at Peter White Cycles in New Hampshire: Peter White Studded Tire Page ...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Wendell F

Ha! Very fair, no winky emoji needed. ...

Ha! Very fair, no winky emoji needed.

Anyways, I'm going with the Schwalbe Marathon Supremes and worst case scenario I hate them and try something else. Got to work stinking of garbage spray today...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15,305
Views: 11,192,381
Posted By noglider

Actually, it does, and even better, they were in...

Actually, it does, and even better, they were in use! And clearly, these are middle-school-kid-size bikes.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Nikkon

This one is great...it just missing the di2...

This one is great...it just missing the di2 shifters
Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By stardognine

Ha, I have a step-sister & step-brother, who both...

Ha, I have a step-sister & step-brother, who both grew up in Bothell. Cool area, with lots of bike trails. 👍 I liked to hang around Kenmore, where the sea planes land & take off pretty frequently....
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,539
Posted By Miele Man

I have a road bike that was made for 27" tires...

I have a road bike that was made for 27" tires but I put 700C wheels on it. I used 700C x 30mm Schwalbe CX Pro tires on it for a long time so I too could ride it on dirt roads I might come across...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,539
Posted By Miele Man

If you're replying to me then yes, I'd far rather...

If you're replying to me then yes, I'd far rather have them if I hit standing cold water than not have them. Especially in winter when socks and pant legs don't dry quickly.

There's a park I ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,482
Posted By phtomita

Got a Te-Rich ultra bright light from amz, that...

Got a Te-Rich ultra bright light from amz, that says outputs 800 lumens.
Charged last night and is much brighter than my current that is at 320 lumens.
Will check on way home where I get oncoming...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,482
Posted By arsprod

True dat

True dat
01-23-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By WizardOfBoz

It's grease. Don't overthink it. Use this. And...

It's grease. Don't overthink it. Use this. And you could clean it off with min spirits when you use carbon assembly paste, but a quick wipe with a rag and application of carbon assembly past...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,482
Posted By Welshboy

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting...

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting a rebuild (external BB problems but also swapping the groupset to a very basic 2x7) I got back in the commuting saddle today by using my old Giant...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,482
Posted By arsprod

Wait, you knew my father? He used to say that to...

Wait, you knew my father? He used to say that to us all the time... funny guy!?
01-23-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,115
Posted By TiHabanero

Been in the retail end of bike biz since 1982....

Been in the retail end of bike biz since 1982. Have sold every major brand out there and anyone who says Giant underspecs bikes to get the price point down is simply mistaken. When comparing apples...
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