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Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,819
Posted By Phamilton

I put a couple thousand miles on some Kenda...

I put a couple thousand miles on some Kenda Kwests, they have a light tread and were always getting little sharp rocks stuck in them that would eventually wear through. I was checking them almost...
07-17-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Phamilton

Make sure ruby slippers arenít single use before...

Make sure ruby slippers arenít single use before using them to transport here.
07-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 50,468
Posted By Phamilton

Iím 6í with a 34Ē cycling inseam. This is my 23Ē...

Iím 6í with a 34Ē cycling inseam. This is my 23Ē 700 MT

https://www.bikeforums.net/20802283-post160.html

The 100mm riser stem put the reach too far for me. On a road frame I typically will use...
07-16-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Phamilton

Any forum members local to Ft Wayne wanna meet...

Any forum members local to Ft Wayne wanna meet for a cup of coffee or ride and talk bikes, Iím down just pm me.
07-15-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Phamilton

Bianchigirl you and I are the only BF members...

Bianchigirl you and I are the only BF members that Iím aware of this in this area, but obviously there may be more. That wasnít me on Bull Rapids road but I grew up and work in that part of the...
07-15-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Phamilton

My wifeís Altra: ...

My wifeís Altra:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/4777c715_083b_4e24_9e5a_2603e92ec220_8e21de53b5f203d70c5024a47cb5405bd79a8f39.jpeg
07-15-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 64,105
Posted By Phamilton

Always looking for an excuse to post pictures of...

Always looking for an excuse to post pictures of my bike, a 1983 Schwinn Voyageur that is my daily commuter/everything bike.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By Phamilton

Itís not nearly as costly to neglect maintenance...

Itís not nearly as costly to neglect maintenance on a bike vs a car. I wouldnít want to commute on a bike I couldnít replace entirely for a couple hundred bucks. So yeah, admittedly Iím pretty lax...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By Phamilton

Iím just about to complete my 2nd year of bike...

Iím just about to complete my 2nd year of bike commuting, 7 seasons anyway as the winter before last I carpooled.

Last winter I bought studded tires to try the winter commuting. My commute is 12...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Phamilton

3 speed blog

I used to read this blog, before I joined BF. Itís no longer updated, and I donít know the etiquette of publicly sharing the link but itís still open.

Its what inspired me to ever want a drop bar...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/a60161b9_63f2_40f4_9f1f_50a7a8165e02_c06b12e73e47fadc191bd5e552239943508311c2.jpeg


I've been wanting a 3 speed drop bar bike for...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,129
Posted By Phamilton

We are in agreement. There are a lot of green...

We are in agreement. There are a lot of green types among the bike commuters here on this forum. If you're right that "without systemic change at the highest policy levels" etc (and I tend to mostly...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,129
Posted By Phamilton

Who is ďweĒ? Your audience here is bike...

Who is ďweĒ? Your audience here is bike commuters. People who already in some fashion or another are making a difference. Iíd say a big one.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,948
Posted By Phamilton

I donít even remember if I posted a pic of this...

I donít even remember if I posted a pic of this one in this thread but hereís the latest iteration of my Ď83 Voyageur. Iíve been riding it since April and really like it. I have a pair of high flange...
06-23-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,533
Posted By Phamilton

My Voyageur has Tange Champion tubing. Itís the...

My Voyageur has Tange Champion tubing. Itís the most flexible frame Iíve ever ridden/owned, and I like the way it wiggles and squirms unless I have more than about 30 lbs loaded on it, then the...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,129
Posted By Phamilton

Being surrounded by swarms of people, whether on...

Being surrounded by swarms of people, whether on foot or bicycle, is spiritual.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,129
Posted By Phamilton

Where is that? Planespotters drool for such a...

Where is that? Planespotters drool for such a spot.
06-18-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 642,190
Posted By Phamilton

May I ask what handlebar this is?

May I ask what handlebar this is?
06-17-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 642,190
Posted By Phamilton

It takes a special type of person to appreciate...

It takes a special type of person to appreciate that. Kudos from one special person to another!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,158
Posted By Phamilton

Got the legs, got the time, but Iíd prefer to...

Got the legs, got the time, but Iíd prefer to spend the time typing about how much Iím not riding on the internet.
06-10-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,533
Posted By Phamilton

I have never toured but have a long daily...

I have never toured but have a long daily commute. I imagine a good touring speed would be 14-15mph. I feel like I could keep that pace for hours. At 11mph I think Iíd be coasting the whole time and...
06-07-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,533
Posted By Phamilton

sloar don't wait until you have scars on your...

sloar don't wait until you have scars on your legs to trim the ends of those fender stays. If you have big feet, your toes will hit 'em too. If you think it may be useful to you, I have a front rack...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,158
Posted By Phamilton

Are there restrooms you can use along the way? My...

Are there restrooms you can use along the way? My commute is roughly an hour each way with no place to stop. This requires careful monitoring of food/drink intake before I leave, or else "roughing...
06-05-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By Phamilton

A 24" wheeled bike will likely be outgrown...

A 24" wheeled bike will likely be outgrown quickly. I recommend a smaller framed 26" wheeled bike, my daughter is 12 and fits a 15" frame fine at 5'1" and enough seatpost exposed for a rider 3-4"...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,456
Posted By Phamilton

Over 4,000 miles on my Bontrager T1s when I...

Over 4,000 miles on my Bontrager T1s when I stopped counting miles. T1 ($20/ea) only available in 700c up to 25mm wide, the T2 ($25/ea)available up to 32mm. Mine are 27 x 1 1/4. Easy to mount, tread...
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By Phamilton

Not at all. My advice is to stay out of it if you...

Not at all. My advice is to stay out of it if you really dislike the person.
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By Phamilton

And if you accept any advice I give and it yields...

And if you accept any advice I give and it yields an unexpected/undesirable outcome am I then the scapegoat?
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By Phamilton

If you really dislike this person, why involve...

If you really dislike this person, why involve yourself? The people I dislike I avoid. Maybe this is more complicated than like/dislike.
05-15-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Blogs are old school. Forums are old...

Blogs are old school.

Forums are old school.

I gotta break up with Bike Forums. I gotta grow up a little.

See ya.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,097
Posted By Phamilton

Somebody more clever than I could think of some...

Somebody more clever than I could think of some wordplay between commute and flute.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,097
Posted By Phamilton

I wouldn't wanna try that on my commute.

I wouldn't wanna try that on my commute.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,097
Posted By Phamilton

Last couple days been riding with my backpack...

Last couple days been riding with my backpack instead of pannier, it has a phone pocket on the front of one of the straps, it's sorta nice to play music through the speaker. It doesn't sound very...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,348
Posted By Phamilton

noglider robertorolfo Thanks for the...

noglider robertorolfo

Thanks for the replies! I think it's an interesting job that my body wouldn't tolerate. Re emulating the look, I wonder how many elements of the typical messenger "kit" are...
05-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 642,190
Posted By Phamilton

Golden Boy, (I gave up trying to tag you) Is...

Golden Boy, (I gave up trying to tag you)

Is this your sig reference?
...
05-15-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 642,190
Posted By Phamilton

I got this Ď83 (pretty sure) Voyageur a little...

I got this Ď83 (pretty sure) Voyageur a little over a month ago, been using it for a commuter and it does a fine job. I doubt itís ever seen a tour, and as long as itís in my possession itís doubtful...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,348
Posted By Phamilton

noglider robertorolfo, do you guys ever see bike...

noglider robertorolfo, do you guys ever see bike messengers?

There are probably others here from NYC but I only know of yous twos guys for certain.
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

I'm a liberal. Whining is what we do.

I'm a liberal. Whining is what we do.
05-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Somebody accused me of whining on Bike Forums....

Somebody accused me of whining on Bike Forums. Preposterous.
05-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Commute log - 5/14/19 AM

Excellent.


I lowered my saddle another 1mm, repositioned my feet another 1mm forward on the pedals, and lowered my bars another .5mm in addition to rotating them about 1/2 a deg further forward....
05-13-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Phamilton

I donít have any idea how long it will take. I...

I donít have any idea how long it will take. I have a same year Raleigh Marathon that I put about 4,000 commuting miles on and rode it to pieces.
05-13-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Phamilton

I flipped a coin. Iím gonna keep it like it...

I flipped a coin.

Iím gonna keep it like it is, and ride it until it falls apart. Iíll report back here periodically.

It has an odometer on the front wheel, had 1845 on it when I bought it. I...
05-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Phamilton

It really is a VERY good bike, though. At $45...

It really is a VERY good bike, though. At $45 delivered to my house, it was a steal.
05-13-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Phamilton

Further confession: Iím torn about even messing...

Further confession: Iím torn about even messing with anything. It works so well despite not being ďexactlyĒ what I want. And the way that I wrench on my bikes, it might be better in the long run to...
05-13-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Phamilton

Ok, that makes sense. Thank you for doing the...

Ok, that makes sense. Thank you for doing the research for me, I confess I didnít take the time!

Iíll look at those date codes tomorrow and report back. I think that stuff is interesting. I...
05-13-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll get to do laps around that trailer park as...

Iíll get to do laps around that trailer park as many times as I lived there, twice in the same trailer.
05-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd visit their gravesite, too. Itís only like 2...

Iíd visit their gravesite, too. Itís only like 2 miles from their house.
05-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Iíve been thinking about doing a mini bike tour...

Iíve been thinking about doing a mini bike tour sometime this summer where Iíll ride past all the places Iíve ever lived. I havenít started trying to figure out yet what the mileage would be, but...
05-13-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

He was a brick mason. She was a homemaker. I...

He was a brick mason. She was a homemaker. I donít really care for the term, but I canít think of a better one at the moment.
I guess she learned to drive around the time I was born. By the time I...
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

Neither one of them could ride a bike.

Neither one of them could ride a bike.
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,488
Posted By Phamilton

He grew up Amish, he and my gramma both did. They...

He grew up Amish, he and my gramma both did. They left the Amish when they got married. They both had an 8th grade education. They were among the first of their siblings to leave. Pioneers sort of....
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