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Forum: Commuting
09-08-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,282
Posted By Lug

Really appeciate fenders when riding through the...

Really appeciate fenders when riding through the homeless area or past the duck/goose ponds. You never know what that puddle contains.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,013
Posted By Lug

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190717_053234_e891a61364800c29db3257a27dd18d95c316a673.jpg
Sometimes it is difficult to not turn my commute into an unscheduled road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By Lug

Sorry gang, wasn't meaning to ignore my own post....

Sorry gang, wasn't meaning to ignore my own post. Got busy with other projects and back burnered this one. The fork wasn't my biggest worry as I would have probably gotten a replacement from Thor....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By Lug

I was already in contact with Thor as I had just...

I was already in contact with Thor as I had just ordered up a new latch and magnet for it. He wasn't holding out much hope for a replacement frame from his end. Looked at the Fnhon post and that is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By Lug

No recourse from the auto side. The oxygen...

No recourse from the auto side. The oxygen thieves buzzed and ran, leaving my friend's daughter laying in the gutter. 😡 At the end of the day it is usually cheaper to buy a used replacement,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By Lug

Busted Boardwalk

Well my Boardwalk has died. Loaned it to a friend's daughter and a carload of boys thought it was a good idea to see how close they could come without actually hitting her. Unfortunately the fork...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 237,446
Posted By Lug

New to me resurrected Dahon 6 speed Boardwalk....

New to me resurrected Dahon 6 speed Boardwalk. Bringing a bike back to life while away from home is a bit frustrating and expensive, but in the long run (ride?) I think this will be a nice addition...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By Lug

Dahon Boardwalk

Wondering if there is a difference between the single speed Boardwalk and the 6 speed Boardwalk rear dropouts?
Justin
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,154
Posted By Lug

Couldn't find a similar picture for Anchorage, so...

Couldn't find a similar picture for Anchorage, so here is one from Fairbanks that is dated 2 December. Not a very big window to ride in if you don't like riding in the dark.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Lug

Thanks for the info. Justin

Thanks for the info.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
12-16-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Lug

Winter commute Quebec City Quebec

Morning
My job is going to take me to Quebec City for a month Jan/Feb time frame and I am wondering how winter commute friendly Quebec City is. The apartment is in the old part of town Rue Garneau...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lug

I actually just bought a Framed Minnesota 1.2...

I actually just bought a Framed Minnesota 1.2 this fall. First snow ride was tonight. Worked well in the loose snow we just received and on the packed areas. Not sure about on ice because the tires...
12-01-16, 04:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,663
Posted By Lug

It was on rutted up ice. Unfortunately Anchorage...

It was on rutted up ice. Unfortunately Anchorage is a bit shy of snow right now. If I wasn't so cheap I would buy a pair of Nokian/Suomi studded tires and see if it might be a tire compound issue....
11-30-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,663
Posted By Lug

Too bad you cannot test ride potential winter...

Too bad you cannot test ride potential winter bike candidates on the ice before buying. Love my Fargo, except on ice. Snowcat rims and Schwalbe IceSpiker Pros and it still dumped me twice Saturday...
11-30-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 157,127
Posted By Lug

I actually had two trailers along, they were...

I actually had two trailers along, they were attached to my boys' bikes. Kicker was that when I shot the caribou they were back in camp. So I put the front quarters and loose meat in the pannier,...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lug

Salsa Fargo ice bike

There was a thread last year about winter tires that I posted on. Just wanted to make an update. I have a 2015 Salsa Fargo 3 that I outfitted with Schwalbe Ice Spiker tires. Wasn't real happy with...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,024
Posted By Lug

Need to add a 4th sound. Logging truck Jake brake

Need to add a 4th sound. Logging truck Jake brake
Forum: Commuting
10-14-16, 03:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,268
Posted By Lug

Just go FAT. Prototype Talk: Purple Reign |...

Just go FAT.
Prototype Talk: Purple Reign | Salsa Cycles (http://salsacycles.com/culture/prototype_talk_purple_reign)
Forum: Commuting
10-09-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,024
Posted By Lug

Right now in Anchorage it is the moose one has to...

Right now in Anchorage it is the moose one has to keep an eye on. The rut is in full swing.
09-26-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 157,127
Posted By Lug

Since I doubt it would survive shipping you will...

Since I doubt it would survive shipping you will have to come for a visit.
Justin
09-25-16, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,987
Posted By Lug

From last winter. Morning commute home from work....

From last winter. Morning commute home from work. around 15 F.
Justin
09-25-16, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 157,127
Posted By Lug

538275 Does hunting caribou count as utility...

538275

Does hunting caribou count as utility cycling?
Justin
08-31-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,420
Posted By Lug

Another aviation product that can be used is ACF...

Another aviation product that can be used is ACF 50. It is a purple colored liquid about as thick as water. It doesn't put on a thick protective layer like LPS 3 does, but will seep into all the...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By Lug

http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/793890-fo...

http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/793890-fog-free-last.html

Tried out this winter riding hint out last winter at 0 F and it worked ok. The only issue I had was that as I started to huff and...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-16, 03:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By Lug

Winter riding can be fun, but challenging as you...

Winter riding can be fun, but challenging as you figure out what kit works for you. For myself in Anchorage AK I have had good luck with a 2000 Specialized Rockhopper with Nokian (now Sumi) studded...
Forum: Touring
08-12-16, 01:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,067
Posted By Lug

I will add rosehips and crowberries to the list...

I will add rosehips and crowberries to the list of wild edibles to be found along the trail. I tend to be careful with snacking alongside busy highways because of the amount of herbicides used by...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-16, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 127,511
Posted By Lug

Wet. It has been raining off and on here in...

Wet. It has been raining off and on here in Anchorage for a couple of weeks now. Getting kind of tired of it. Fortunately the temps have been around 57F/14C so it hasn't been chilly for the ride....
Forum: Commuting
08-11-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 133,652
Posted By Lug

Some probably move into one of the shelters,...

Some probably move into one of the shelters, others just continue to camp out and when it gets cold out I think they spend more time wandering around to keep some warmth going. And as one would...
08-06-16, 12:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By Lug

Just did this swap on #3 son's Schwinn LeTour...

Just did this swap on #3 son's Schwinn LeTour because crash messed up the 27 rims that came on the bike.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
08-06-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 133,652
Posted By Lug

On my way into work I found a USO Care Package...

On my way into work I found a USO Care Package pack with bicycle parts in it. Suspect it belonged to one of the homeless that camp out along Campbell Creek. The city has been cracking down on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,941
Posted By Lug

I ride the MUP like I used to drive county roads...

I ride the MUP like I used to drive county roads through open range country. Never pass on blind corners or hills because you don't know if there is a tractor coming the other way, and go slowly...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-16, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 127,511
Posted By Lug

Shed the studded snow tires last week and am...

Shed the studded snow tires last week and am loving the faster commute. Picked up almost 4 MPH on average.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
12-11-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,788
Posted By Lug

I have been drinking an 8 ounce glass of...

I have been drinking an 8 ounce glass of chocolate milk right after my rides, mainly to keep leg cramps at bay but it does seem to keep my legs from aching as much too.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
11-29-15, 04:50 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,059
Posted By Lug

For two winters I rode a 2.3" Nokian Freddie's...

For two winters I rode a 2.3" Nokian Freddie's Revenz as the front tire and a 2.1" Nokian Extreme 294 as a rear tire on a 2000 Specialized RockHopper. I found that they worked better when mounted on...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 157,793
Posted By Lug

A new low for my evening commute to work....

A new low for my evening commute to work. According to Accuweather on my phone it was 0*F at 19:00 in Anchorage AK. Boy am I slow in that kind of temps.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
11-17-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,539
Posted By Lug

It was a little chilly in Anchorage Alaska Friday...

It was a little chilly in Anchorage Alaska Friday morning. Around 7 degrees, so yes we do ride year around. 488624
Justin
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 157,793
Posted By Lug

Just the one I took at Paramount Cycles while I...

Just the one I took at Paramount Cycles while I was unsuccessfully fighting temptation.
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Forum: Commuting
03-26-15, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 157,793
Posted By Lug

Great ride to work last night. Because it was on...

Great ride to work last night. Because it was on my new bicycle, a 2015 Salsa Fargo 3. Need to figure out rear fender mounts before the rainy season gets here.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-15, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 157,793
Posted By Lug

Thus one of the reasons (besides laziness) for...

Thus one of the reasons (besides laziness) for the beard. Built in face protection. Also the bushy sideburns work like the Cat Ears noise reducers.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-15, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By Lug

And the the spaced out multiple light set up...

And the the spaced out multiple light set up might (big might) give car drivers a little more of a visual clue on how fast the bicyclist is approaching.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
01-22-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 157,793
Posted By Lug

429840 A little frosty this morning temp...

429840

A little frosty this morning temp averaged over the 9.5 miles 5*F. Wunderground had one of the home weather stations along my route reporting 1*F. Winter is back for a couple of days at...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By Lug

Just read this morning that there is some...

Just read this morning that there is some consideration going on to doing the sled dog Iditarod restart in Fairbanks this year do to the lack of snow here in South Central AK.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
01-21-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By Lug

Have you rode it in the dark yet? I am wondering...

Have you rode it in the dark yet? I am wondering how the shadows to the right side are because of the tire blocking light spillage.
Justin
Forum: Commuting
01-18-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Lug

Warm and no snow in weeks. Here is a video from...

Warm and no snow in weeks. Here is a video from one of the villages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVF6DQGh8Ic
Justin
Forum: Commuting
01-17-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Lug

Awful weather in Alaska. It has been in the lower...

Awful weather in Alaska. It has been in the lower to mid 30's all week.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,836
Posted By Lug

Another vote for "vintage" bike, especially...

Another vote for "vintage" bike, especially mountain bikes. #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) son just picked up a 1991 Bridgestone MB-4 in excellent condition...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,839
Posted By Lug

Probably 3/4 of my route is usually Campbell...

Probably 3/4 of my route is usually Campbell Creek Trail (MUP) unless the snow is slushy and then it is the bike route/sidewalk along Dowling and Elmore roads here in Anchorage. The rest is on...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-15, 02:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,825
Posted By Lug

Patch kit, tire levers, pump, allen wrench set,...

Patch kit, tire levers, pump, allen wrench set, spoke wrench, spare batteries for the tail light, large black garbage bag, and for this winter a bivvy bag. My EDC kit in my pockets and on my belt...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 02:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,951
Posted By Lug

Voted Well on poll. We have a rack inside the...

Voted Well on poll. We have a rack inside the hanger, downside is that you have to have a SIDA badge to access the hanger to use it so a couple of the dispatchers that ride park outside. Also I think...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,918
Posted By Lug

Kobalt work gloves from Lowes with the safety...

Kobalt work gloves from Lowes with the safety green back with reflective stripes. Good down to around 12*F, lower then that I go to a second hand pair of surplus air force arctic mittens bought dirt...
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