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Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Archwhorides

I didnít see that one coming.

I didnít see that one coming.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Archwhorides

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same...

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same people who make surfing wet suits look like tasty sealskin.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By Archwhorides

It's true that the bus commuter is nominally as...

It's true that the bus commuter is nominally as healthy for the environment as the bike commuter. Nonetheless, the possibility mentioned that the sight of a comfortable and competent cyclist might...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Archwhorides

DL, I've got an extra pair of of clipless Uggs to...

DL, I've got an extra pair of of clipless Uggs to sell off for much less than I paid, what's your shoe size?...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Archwhorides

My current biggest beefs and wants with winter...

My current biggest beefs and wants with winter commuting gear:

Beef: heavy, slow studded tires. Wanted: a lightweight studded tire that corners on ice.
Beef: face masks that make my...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Archwhorides

Colorado's got nothing on Massachusetts in the...

Colorado's got nothing on Massachusetts in the "light down puffy" department these days
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Archwhorides

I stash a light down puffy in my pannier, never...

I stash a light down puffy in my pannier, never know when a stop may happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,316
Posted By Archwhorides

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the...

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the road bike, eazy peazy.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,683
Posted By Archwhorides

My moving speed is around 16mph and with stops I...

My moving speed is around 16mph and with stops I average 13mph over 10 miles inbound: 1/3 MUP, 2/3 urban stop/go. Same in winter with e-bike and studs
Forum: Commuting
09-05-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,959
Posted By Archwhorides

nice combo, post pix!

nice combo, post pix!
08-30-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,141
Posted By Archwhorides

My experience was that the 01 fenders were very...

My experience was that the 01 fenders were very difficult to snap on, and they are therefore not really convenient to remove and reinstall on the fly. In addition, my fenders rattled. I eventually...
08-29-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,141
Posted By Archwhorides

The 8 speed IGH AC01 is a joy to ride, and it has...

The 8 speed IGH AC01 is a joy to ride, and it has held up well, considering I have commuted with it daily during all seasons for four years, including the local corrosion-inducing winters (with...
08-28-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,141
Posted By Archwhorides

AC01 2015 8 speed IGH ...

AC01 2015 8 speed IGH
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Fun and reliable urban...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By Archwhorides

63, 20 mi RT

63, 20 mi RT
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Archwhorides

Destroying factory rear wheels is mandatory

Destroying factory rear wheels is mandatory
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 07:49 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Archwhorides

I have ridden just about every one of the SA...

I have ridden just about every one of the SA saddles . My current road bike has an earlier version of the X1 saddle and it has held up OK under my 265 lbs. If the R2 is rated for 250 lbs you will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Archwhorides

I like the SA vegan rubber saddle too.

I like the SA vegan rubber saddle too.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By Archwhorides

I got some yellow Showers Pass rain pants a...

I got some yellow Showers Pass rain pants a couple years ago. This fall put a neoprene saddle on. First rain the pants took on the ďcoal mine in a canaryĒ look. Oh well.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,128
Posted By Archwhorides

All winter cycling = True Grit.

All winter cycling = True Grit.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,128
Posted By Archwhorides

No need to enclose the belt unless you are riding...

No need to enclose the belt unless you are riding in work slacks. Nonetheless, the Gazelle is a beauty!
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,128
Posted By Archwhorides

Most important for me is eliminating all chain...

Most important for me is eliminating all chain maintenance in winter, ergo belt drive. Internal hubs aren't perfect in extremely cold weather, but they are still the most maintenance-free option
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Archwhorides

👌🙂👍

👌🙂👍
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By Archwhorides

N+1 ftw

N+1 ftw
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,128
Posted By Archwhorides

*bingo*

*bingo*
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By Archwhorides

Synthetic weave shorts for the win. For the last...

Synthetic weave shorts for the win. For the last couple years I've worn Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide shorts while commuting and road riding; stretchy, wicking, bomb-proof, fast-drying, with a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By Archwhorides

I've been using the Halo for so many years on my...

I've been using the Halo for so many years on my daily commutes, that I have a small depression in my forehead that the silicon strip fits into. Either that or I wear it a little lower than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By Archwhorides

Halo II is the answer, nothing is perfect, but...

Halo II is the answer, nothing is perfect, but really good
07-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,479
Posted By Archwhorides

Authoritative, wow!

Authoritative, wow!
07-02-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Archwhorides

No excuse for poor fit, an e-assist bike should...

No excuse for poor fit, an e-assist bike should be ridden like a bike, otherwise itís not
07-02-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By Archwhorides

Nylon blend hiking shorts and pants, with padded...

Nylon blend hiking shorts and pants, with padded liners under ( reduces stray pressure spots). Hiking pants have a wide size range
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,959
Posted By Archwhorides

My Spurcycle bell makes a piercing high-pitched...

My Spurcycle bell makes a piercing high-pitched irritating chime, which pleases me
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,398
Posted By Archwhorides

I enjoy tooling around on bikes, even if it...

I enjoy tooling around on bikes, even if it occasionally goes very wrong, like my first attempt at rebuilding a wheel
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By Archwhorides

Even a Hardshell has a bad day. Still a mighty...

Even a Hardshell has a bad day. Still a mighty tough tire, and a comparable ride......
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By Archwhorides

Wonít happen. The Pinion/belt on the 600 is...

Wonít happen. The Pinion/belt on the 600 is bulletproof. I commuted on that bike for a year, enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
06-24-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By Archwhorides

I've been riding the C17 Carved for years, gave...

I've been riding the C17 Carved for years, gave my trusty B17 to a hockey buddy who is a fair-weather rider (we're still buds). I can see why denim would not hold up with the C17, as the Cambium...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,744
Posted By Archwhorides

I checked out the Thousand Helmets and I like the...

I checked out the Thousand Helmets and I like the urban style, but like other skateboard style helmets, they fall way short on ventilation for all but the most relaxed short rides (at least for me)....
Forum: Commuting
06-10-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By Archwhorides

I had the 600, very cool bike, super smooth and...

I had the 600, very cool bike, super smooth and kush. Loved the Pinion gear.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,744
Posted By Archwhorides

This helmet represents the epitome of safety,...

This helmet represents the epitome of safety, function and style in the Covid Era.

Energy Dome Helmet (https://www.impactmerch.com/retail/product/devo-energy-dome-ppe-kit/)
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,718
Posted By Archwhorides

Intriguing

Intriguing
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,718
Posted By Archwhorides

Single-speed, that's a no-go for me. Here's what...

Single-speed, that's a no-go for me. Here's what it should be: Desiknio Pinion (http://desiknio.com/pinionurban/) (for $6K of course)
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,633
Posted By Archwhorides

You are right, in an effort to shorten the...

You are right, in an effort to shorten the "beltstay" dimension for agility on this cycle (AC01) , BMC pulled the wheel/fender right into the seatpost (as they do with their road-bikes).

This move...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,044
Posted By Archwhorides

The *good* pain is another thing...

The *good* pain is another thing altogether.........
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,633
Posted By Archwhorides

Ortleib Gravel Pack is great for me, super size,...

Ortleib Gravel Pack is great for me, super size, waterproof roll top, shoulder strap

...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Archwhorides

Ergon GP3 grips are excellent - have had them on...

Ergon GP3 grips are excellent - have had them on a number of bikes.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By Archwhorides

Commuting for Beer After my firm's sixth week...

Commuting for Beer
After my firm's sixth week of virtual work, I've realized that I haven't yet been successful in creating an optional routine that builds biking into my daily ritual - perhaps when...
04-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,503
Posted By Archwhorides

I measured my C17 Carved saddle and the outward...

I measured my C17 Carved saddle and the outward rivets are centered 145mm apart - don't this would work with 140mm sit bone width. The B17 would definitely be narrow.
My new Selle Anatomica rubber...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,842
Posted By Archwhorides

My sentiments precisely. N+1 is a fine working...

My sentiments precisely. N+1 is a fine working principal with un-powered and powered cycles in combination.

An engineering friend of mine said that he is technology-neutral by training; ethical...
04-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Archwhorides

I concur about the worth of the Alpine III. Iím...

I concur about the worth of the Alpine III. Iím packing 265 lbs and hand rebuilt a rear wheel that dropped OEM spokes regularly with rough commutes. No problems for two years and 10k miles since.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By Archwhorides

I got out at lunchtime today for a fast hour...

I got out at lunchtime today for a fast hour between rainy spells, I'm out of shape after 2 1/2 weeks, but it feels good.

Two benefits in this "new normal" (lots of negatives):

I don't need...
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