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Forum: Commuting
04-07-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/964fd2e8_fa79_4c30_bdeb_1caa034c14ca_610f065f987faa592be77cf671f35ac7f859fe34.jpeg

I started mixing in my new Cannondale Synapse in...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

ive only had the shifter for a handful of...

ive only had the shifter for a handful of commutes so far but it’s been great so far.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

I can assure you they’re not. They are the...

I can assure you they’re not.

They are the swept back specific version and may look different from what you may be familiar with.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

I've added a new commuter to the stable, and it's...

I've added a new commuter to the stable, and it's become the primary. Loving it. 1998 Rockhopper. Running it 1x8 with some wtb thickslicks, surly troll fork, sks fenders, velo orange klunker bars,...
02-15-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,614,617
Posted By WestMass

https://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_8H98Nn12Xj9_60...

https://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_8H98Nn12Xj9_600x450.jpg
Kona Dr. Dew -- lots of customization on this one. Gravel/Commuter build.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

I got a 2017 Kona Dr. Dew and customized with...

I got a 2017 Kona Dr. Dew and customized with swept back bars, ergon grips, Alfine dynamo wheel, raceface Chester pedals, Busch & mueller dynamo lighting and a Topeak rear rack. 250 miles in, loving...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,172
Posted By WestMass

Commuting: Medium weight gloves, t-shirt,...

Commuting: Medium weight gloves, t-shirt, windbreaker jacket, jeans, regular socks

mtb: shorts, short sleeve jersey, light gloves

road: same as mtb + arm warmers + wool socks, medium gloves
Forum: Commuting
09-13-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ObfTO9Uvw7g/VeO...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ObfTO9Uvw7g/VeOoN6lh3AI/AAAAAAAAdBc/tiHZ_UA9nLs/s640/blogger-image--805880871.jpg
New Porteur Rack Setup!
...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

De-Commutified my commuter a bit yesterday....

De-Commutified my commuter a bit yesterday. Re-routed dynamo wires by removing them from my rack and re-installing light onto my seatpost using a rack light bracket and a seatpost tailight mount.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AjM2l1e--Ms/VWiRBay0xsI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AjM2l1e--Ms/VWiRBay0xsI/AAAAAAAAc98/87pQH_bIA4I/s1600/schwinn2.jpg
05-12-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 340,763
Posted By WestMass

I haven't actually even gotten a ride in on it...

I haven't actually even gotten a ride in on it yet !
05-12-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 340,763
Posted By WestMass

Finally finished both of these completely in the...

Finally finished both of these completely in the last couple weeks!!!

450890
trails!
450891
commuting!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

I "upgraded" my carbon fork that came on this...

I "upgraded" my carbon fork that came on this bike to a CroMo steel Kona Project 2 fork for the disc tabs and the rack mounts. I also upgraded the core rear canti with some Avid Shorty Ultimates.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

Yes! I'm running the Herrmans H-One S Amazon.com...

Yes! I'm running the Herrmans H-One S Amazon.com : Herrmans H-One S dynamo powered bike headlight : Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/Herrmans-H-One-dynamo-powered-headlight/dp/B00IJ27AEA)
...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,699
Posted By WestMass

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Bjf1OGSIhjY/VRVR1_yTRoI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Bjf1OGSIhjY/VRVR1_yTRoI/AAAAAAAAXLQ/nAbYFDgc20M/s1600/Photo%2BMar%2B26%2C%2B6%2B07%2B43%2BPM.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Bjf1OGSIhjY/VRVR1_yTRoI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Bjf1OGSIhjY/VRVR1_yTRoI/AAAAAAAAXLQ/nAbYFDgc20M/s1600/Photo%2BMar%2B26%2C%2B6%2B07%2B43%2BPM.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-29-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,475
Posted By WestMass

We have the same bike!!! :thumb: 431232

We have the same bike!!! :thumb:
431232
Forum: Commuting
01-28-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,645
Posted By WestMass

this thread made me realize i almost exclusively...

this thread made me realize i almost exclusively take non drivetrain side photos of my bikes lol
Forum: Commuting
01-25-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,699
Posted By WestMass

Kona Jake The Snake (2010) 430527 dynamo...

Kona Jake The Snake (2010)
430527

dynamo lighting, steel fork, front disc brake, rear avid ultimate, rack, planet bike fenders, lots of reflective tape, salsa cowbell bars... changed a lot around...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By WestMass

bicycle bluebook is kind of horsesh*t. I feel...

bicycle bluebook is kind of horsesh*t. I feel like every bike is undervalued on there, based on my own experiences buying and selling bicycles.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,614
Posted By WestMass

UPDATE 429835 more updates soon!

UPDATE

429835

more updates soon!
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,801
Posted By WestMass

my virginity - only once though

my virginity - only once though
Forum: Commuting
01-04-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,595
Posted By WestMass

difference is 2

difference is 2
12-23-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 716,055
Posted By WestMass

424378 My singlespeed mtb. 32/17 ...

424378

My singlespeed mtb.

32/17
raceface ride crank
surly spacers and cog
wtb silverado saddle
oury grips
cane creek flat bar levers
12-12-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,798
Posted By WestMass

Ah, the details I leave out that I don't think of...

Ah, the details I leave out that I don't think of as being relevant.

I am using a modern sealed BB (the one that comes with the raceface crankset I bought), and I already applied rust inhibitor...
12-12-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,798
Posted By WestMass

Bottom bracket derailleur cable guides and screw?

I'm working on a conversion of a 1991 stumpjumper to a single speed (still for mountain biking).

Do folks generally remove the cable guide under the bottom bracket shell? I'm curious whether I...
11-20-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By WestMass

I'm working on converting an old 91 stumpjumper...

I'm working on converting an old 91 stumpjumper to a singlespeed right now. I feel like converting to SS can be a pretty big range depending on your wants.

I lucked out that the frame has...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By WestMass

I think the thunderbolt is an excellent tail...

I think the thunderbolt is an excellent tail light. I use it on my road bike and mountain bike. My commuter has a dynamo tail light.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By WestMass

Tiagra Flatbar shifters?

I had a chance to check these out at my LBS on one of the hybrid bikes. The shifting is SO smooth!

Anyone using this on commuters? Thinking about swapping my 105 brifters and drop bars for jones...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By WestMass

I didn't even want to click this thread

I didn't even want to click this thread
10-31-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 83,016
Posted By WestMass

brutal crosschaining

brutal crosschaining
Forum: Commuting
10-30-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By WestMass

I'd also like to chime in for using STRAVA. I...

I'd also like to chime in for using STRAVA. I think it gets a lot of flack because people are competitive about it and some people seem to like strava more than they like biking....

BUT

It is a...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By WestMass

Wake up!

One of the joys of riding a bicycle to work is that when I get there I'm alert, lively, and ready to go! No coffee required!

Unfortunately, these last few weeks it has lost it's effect on me for...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By WestMass

This is one from our local rail trail 414477

This is one from our local rail trail

414477
10-23-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,086
Posted By WestMass

Also, for perspective - I just got back into...

Also, for perspective - I just got back into mountain biking about a year ago and have a Cannondale SL2 HT Trail 29er.

My previous rigid bike was a trek 820 which i had for 10 years.
10-23-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,086
Posted By WestMass

Bridgestone MB

Question

I have an opportunity get a '91 Bridgestone MB-6 for about $100. I know that it was the entry level bridgestone and was only $400 new, but it appears to be in good shape and my plan is...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,187
Posted By WestMass

this is one of the things I like most about...

this is one of the things I like most about strava - selecting which bike when you save your route.

4,508 miles on my jake the snake

348 miles on my schwinn single speed
Forum: Commuting
10-18-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,988
Posted By WestMass

44.4

44.4
Forum: Northeast
10-17-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By WestMass

You can definitely ride up - they definitely make...

You can definitely ride up - they definitely make you pay the toll though.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By WestMass

ha ha I think the poster who said "envy" is more...

ha ha I think the poster who said "envy" is more in line with how I feel when I see them too. #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) motivation for me: commuting is fun
Forum: Commuting
10-16-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By WestMass

I leave all of my work clothes at work - bring...

I leave all of my work clothes at work - bring home when dirty. Bring in multiple outfits (often in my car) to re-stock work closet.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By WestMass

The Off-Day Curse

For those of us who don't bike commuter EVERY day....

I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar experience. In my 4 years of commuting about 100 days a year, I would estimate that there have...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,827
Posted By WestMass

I have the J&G raincape that the OP posted. ...

I have the J&G raincape that the OP posted.

I think it's great - if it's raining a lot I usually pair it with booties, rainpants and a helmet cover. The material looks crappy in the photos but...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,751
Posted By WestMass

buy "DARN TOUGH" brand from vermont. If you ever...

buy "DARN TOUGH" brand from vermont. If you ever wear a hole in them or they wear out they'll replace them for free! (not so much if your wife loses one doing laundry though! DOH
Forum: Commuting
10-01-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,591
Posted By WestMass

SPD on my "real" commuter (fenders, rack, dynamo)...

SPD on my "real" commuter (fenders, rack, dynamo) and flats on my single speed minimal commuter
Forum: Commuting
09-30-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,256
Posted By WestMass

Does a snake count :thumb: 409143

Does a snake count :thumb:

409143
Forum: Commuting
09-26-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By WestMass

I wear levis commuter jeans almost year round (if...

I wear levis commuter jeans almost year round (if it goes below the low 20s I wear might warmer tights)
Forum: Commuting
09-26-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By WestMass

Kona Roundabout

Just curious if anyone out there uses this bike as a regular commuter. I work at a shop and we have a couple of these. While I don't live in a very "bike-commutery" area, it always surprises me that...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 98,246
Posted By WestMass

I have a bunch of stuff that I have and don't...

I have a bunch of stuff that I have and don't want & want but don't have

HAVES
Kona Alloy road bars (42mm 31.8)
Cannondale Alloy road bars (42mm 31.8)
Modolo brevatto alloy ergonomic bars ...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,897
Posted By WestMass

also broken

also broken
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