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07-12-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,461
Posted By xtrajack

I generally use studded tires. I have been in...

I generally use studded tires.
I have been in conditions (snow packing into the spaces between the blocks/studs,) where the studded tires were next to useless.
If the studs can't get to the road,...
07-12-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By xtrajack

I could see that working in my particular...

I could see that working in my particular situtation. I have trekking/butterfly bars on my rig. I would need to void the warranty, because of my Winkku turn signals. I think a small handwarmer...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By xtrajack

Unfortunately my preferred side visibility option...

Unfortunately my preferred side visibility option is no longer available; Down Low Glow.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By xtrajack

I have 2 vintage Bell Tourlite helmets, one for...

I have 2 vintage Bell Tourlite helmets, one for summer, and one for winter. The only difference is the vents are taped on the winter helmet,
Forum: Commuting
04-25-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,562
Posted By xtrajack

I live in a fairly small town, where my bike and...

I live in a fairly small town, where my bike and I are well known, by the LEO's, and most of the business owners in the area. One of the advantages of owning an Xtracycle in a smallish town.
I am...
04-09-14, 03:04 PM
04-09-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By xtrajack

I carry a lot more than I need to: a set of...

I carry a lot more than I need to:

a set of allen wrenches
set of combination wrenches
Park MTB-3 multi tool
chain tool
cassette removal tool
bottom bracket tool
chain whip
crank tool
04-09-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,167
Posted By xtrajack

I have a few, I wouldn't say my bike is sticker...

I have a few, I wouldn't say my bike is sticker bombed, just personalized.

I have removed/covered all original manufacturer/model stickers. Like one of the posters above, I'm not getting paid to...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By xtrajack

I have a few decorations on my bike. I have home...

I have a few decorations on my bike. I have home made streamers, a Snoopy (as a World War I flying ace) figure on my stem, a Magician tarot card on my down tube, a pentagram on my stem cap, and a...
04-01-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By xtrajack

Another vote for the above. I lucked out...

Another vote for the above.

I lucked out when I went that route back in the early 80's. I bought my first bike as an adult, (I didn't know thing one about bicycles, except how to ride one) kind...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,279
Posted By xtrajack

I used 3 zip ties to reduce the clearance. I...

I used 3 zip ties to reduce the clearance. I used one from the mounting bolt to the hanger on the fender, and one on each side of the fork leg to the hanger. The one from the bolt to hanger reduces...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,217
Posted By xtrajack

I have an SKS Chainboard installed on my...

I have an SKS Chainboard installed on my Xtracycle with a 3x8 drivetrain.
I managed to luck out, hard, in that I had no installation issues.
I think that it may be due to the fact that I ordered...
Forum: Touring
03-14-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,998
Posted By xtrajack

I had one on my Ross Professional Gran Tour II,...

I had one on my Ross Professional Gran Tour II, back in '81, I usually carried about 15 pounds on each side, on a daily basis, for about four years.
Installation was easy, I didn't have the mounts...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,622
Posted By xtrajack

My pet peeve(s) are, in no particular order; ...

My pet peeve(s) are, in no particular order;
Salmon
Ninjas
Folks (over the age of 12) riding their bicycles on the sidewalk
03-04-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By xtrajack

I would back that project if it worked well at...

I would back that project if it worked well at night.
I installed a Hero Go Pro on my Xtracycle's snapdeck. Unfortunately, it didn't work well at night.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By xtrajack

I have been very happy with my BB7's on my...

I have been very happy with my BB7's on my Xtracycle.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,582
Posted By xtrajack

I work third shift, so all my rides into work are...

I work third shift, so all my rides into work are in the dark.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
Posted By xtrajack

I generally take it easy, leaving early enough so...

I generally take it easy, leaving early enough so that I don't have to push it. The days that I leave late and have to push it, I don't seem to enjoy the ride as much.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,806
Posted By xtrajack

I am in the same position this year, myself. I...

I am in the same position this year, myself. I haven't ridden any where near as many miles (commutes) this winter, as in previous ones.
01-28-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By xtrajack

I was using my rear (disc) brake as a drag brake...

I was using my rear (disc) brake as a drag brake earlier this winter to keep from building up too much speed on an icy downhill run, when all of a sudden I had nothing happening back there.

Turns...
01-28-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By xtrajack

I actually wound up doing both. I got the helmet...

I actually wound up doing both. I got the helmet about three years, before I got my bike. Rode about a year before my wife and I took the Traffic 101 class (in 2009). Scored 80% on the written...
01-25-14, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By xtrajack

Sounds like a winner to me. That is probably...

Sounds like a winner to me. That is probably what I would do. I don't have any short people to ride with.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,075
Posted By xtrajack

I guess I would fall into the stereotype. I have...

I guess I would fall into the stereotype. I have a G.E.D. and I work as a third shift janitor in a plastic cutlery factory.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,974
Posted By xtrajack

Not in the real world.

Not in the real world.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,243
Posted By xtrajack

I just stuff mine into the road side Dummy Bag. ...

I just stuff mine into the road side Dummy Bag.

If I didn't have an Xtracycle, I would probably use a milk crate ziptied to the rack.
01-08-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,082
Posted By xtrajack

Helmet mounted Take A Look. FTW.

Helmet mounted Take A Look. FTW.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,417
Posted By xtrajack

I figured that if there was moisture in there,...

I figured that if there was moisture in there, then there was a possibility for the mechanism to freeze.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,417
Posted By xtrajack

In the late 70's-early 80's, I had a Ross...

In the late 70's-early 80's, I had a Ross Professional Gran Tour II, with stem mounted Shimano Fingertip friction shifters, I loved the way they worked.
Fast forward to 2008. Hadn't rode since '85...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,875
Posted By xtrajack

A set of Revolights that would work with a 26"...

A set of Revolights that would work with a 26" wheel, on a Xtracycle. Talk about wishful thinking.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By xtrajack

I believe that I was using a polypro baselayer,...

I believe that I was using a polypro baselayer, thermal, bottoms with my Cahartt work pants on the bottom. On the top I was wearing the polypro top, thermal top, t-shirt, insulated shirt-jack, and a...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By xtrajack

I have been using a J&G breathable rain jacket...

I have been using a J&G breathable rain jacket (with layers underneath) and Rainmates rain chaps as my weather shell for the last 5 years with acceptable results. Total cost of the shell layer...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,288
Posted By xtrajack

In the early 80's I used bread bags over my wool...

In the early 80's I used bread bags over my wool socks, seemed to work ok.
01-02-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By xtrajack

My wife is very tolerant of my bike habit. She...

My wife is very tolerant of my bike habit. She worries more about me riding than I do. She doesn't mind me spending money on my bike, she just would rather I didn't ride it --especially since the...
01-02-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By xtrajack

The first bike I bought as an adult, I bought on...

The first bike I bought as an adult, I bought on a whim at a pawn shop for $75. I didn't know thing one about bicycles (at the time). I lucked out and got one that fit me and also was decent...
12-30-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,750
Posted By xtrajack

I pushed out the pin and pushed it back in when I...

I pushed out the pin and pushed it back in when I built my X, (in 08). I had to join two chains together to get the length that I needed. Put over 3k miles on it, never had any issues. When the...
12-30-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,520
Posted By xtrajack

Rode into a parked car once (in '80 or 81).

Rode into a parked car once (in '80 or 81).
12-30-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,531
Posted By xtrajack

My LBS (where I bought my donor bike, for my...

My LBS (where I bought my donor bike, for my Xtracycle) isn't actually geared for utility/commuter cyclists. Most of the items that I want, they have to order, then, I have to wait two weeks until...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By xtrajack

I didn't link anything, I have noticed similar...

I didn't link anything, I have noticed similar links when I am not logged in as well. I only click on links that that I can tell were included by the people posting.

I am talking about the rear...
12-29-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By xtrajack

I have actually worn out a couple of sets of...

I have actually worn out a couple of sets of jockey wheels. It usually takes a couple of years for me to do that.
Forum: Commuting
12-29-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By xtrajack

Bulls eye jockey wheels worth it???

I saw some Bullseye jockey wheels on the 'bay, starting at about $45. I can get the standard issue plastic/resin ones for about a quarter of that.
Hence, my quandry. Do the Bullseye ones last...
12-29-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By xtrajack

Bulls eye jockey wheels worth it???

I saw some Bullseye jockey wheels on the 'bay, starting at about $45. I can get the standard issue plastic/resin ones for about a quarter of that.
Hence, my quandry. Do the Bullseye ones last...
12-29-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By xtrajack

My Xtracycle got new Surly Dummy bags, and a new...

My Xtracycle got new Surly Dummy bags, and a new battery for the Down Low Glow. Probably for its'/her birthday it/she will get a new battery for the E-assist.
12-29-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By xtrajack

True that.

True that.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,494
Posted By xtrajack

It sounds to me like the OP is looking for some...

It sounds to me like the OP is looking for some sort of "Bashguard" as opposed to something like a Chainboard?

I installed a Chainboard on my Xtracycle. My goal was to reduce the amount of...
12-13-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By xtrajack

I used colored duct tape instead of reflective...

I used colored duct tape instead of reflective tape to cover the original color of my xtracycle. I would have used reflective tape, except that I couldn't find purple reflective tape, or reflective...
12-12-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By xtrajack

I usually play in the commuting, winter, utility,...

I usually play in the commuting, winter, utility, and the car free sub forums. Sometimes I lurk in P&R, I am not well enough informed to play there, so I just lurk there.
12-12-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By xtrajack

I tell folks that I wouldn't have the bike that I...

I tell folks that I wouldn't have the bike that I have if it wasn't for the internet.

I heard about the Xtracycle Free Radical online. I decided that I wanted one. I bought my donor bike at the...
12-12-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By xtrajack

I have worked third shift, (11:00 PM-7:00) going...

I have worked third shift, (11:00 PM-7:00) going on twenty-five years (in April). The last five I have been car light. I haven't noticed any insurmountable issues.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,578
Posted By xtrajack

Exactly.

Exactly.
12-07-13, 05:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,263
Posted By xtrajack

+1

+1
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