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12-17-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By Phamilton

At 185 lbs, I have found that a 32mm tire...

At 185 lbs, I have found that a 32mm tire inflated to 50-75 psi has been acceptably comfortable for me over the last 2 years and ~6k miles of bike commuting even when carrying 20-30 lbs of extra...
12-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By Phamilton

Bontrager T1 27 x 1 1/4 measures a full 32mm,...

Bontrager T1 27 x 1 1/4 measures a full 32mm, $20/pc and 400g. 5k miles on mine, good traction wet and dry, nice ride.

Edit: No longer available on my LBS website, may not be available anymore....
12-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,157
Posted By Phamilton

Dear Bike Forums diary, I quit/got fired...

Dear Bike Forums diary,

I quit/got fired from the job that was 12 miles away and got a job 3 miles away that pays half as much. At first I was getting twice the hours as the previous job (at twice...
12-11-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,157
Posted By Phamilton

I still endorse the above statement, but when I...

I still endorse the above statement, but when I made it I had temporarily forgotten that I am also old school.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,250
Posted By Phamilton

I visited Rome and London and a few other places...

I visited Rome and London and a few other places as a backpacker 20 years ago, using taxis and buses and trains to get around the cities when it was too far to walk. I didnít see many people on bikes...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15,333
Views: 11,159,854
Posted By Phamilton

Still havenít replaced my hybrid winter bike that...

Still havenít replaced my hybrid winter bike that was stolen in October. My wife hasnít been using her bike recently so I fit a long stem and seatpost to her bike and test rode to work on it today...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Phamilton

re: the map pocket, I want one, too but Iíd never...

re: the map pocket, I want one, too but Iíd never use it. I like the irony of using a touring bike for everything BUT touring.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Phamilton

I mounted the bag to my other bike. Itís been a...

I mounted the bag to my other bike. Itís been a few weeks I guess and Iím still using it every day. The rain cover works pretty well. Having the front rack to support it is pretty nice but also moves...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,250
Posted By Phamilton

Many people posting in commuting sub forum are...

Many people posting in commuting sub forum are asshats, and often not cyclists at all.

Since weíre making ďtrueĒ statements.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,250
Posted By Phamilton

At a vehicle actuated sensor light, if there is...

At a vehicle actuated sensor light, if there is no traffic in sight Iíll typically treat it like a 4 way stop. If there are cars approaching the intersection that will trigger the light Iíll wait for...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,250
Posted By Phamilton

When commuting by bike, Iím seldom thinking about...

When commuting by bike, Iím seldom thinking about what is or isnít lawful. The laws of physics maybe. The law changes depending on whether Iím on the street or on the trail and has very little effect...
11-24-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,982
Posted By Phamilton

The Marathon came with quick release alloy...

The Marathon came with quick release alloy wheels, sealed bearings, and quality alloy components. Some years had a nice light and flexy triple butted 575SL tubeset. Itís not hard to swap out turkey...
11-14-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,759
Posted By Phamilton

That would look very nice in my garage next to my...

That would look very nice in my garage next to my Ď83 with fenders and skinny tires.
11-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Phamilton

Itís got me wondering about what the chainline...

Itís got me wondering about what the chainline will be like when I install a single speed freewheel. Like will it line up better with the inner or outer ring? I plan to get a set of single chainring...
11-10-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Phamilton

It was an old, used, rusty 6 speed chain I...

It was an old, used, rusty 6 speed chain I scavenged from a parts bike in the shed.
11-10-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Phamilton

Well, not really. I had another bike of mine...

Well, not really. I had another bike of mine stolen from work recently that left me without a backup bike. I have a heap of project bikes. I just wanted to throw something together and see what would...
11-10-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Phamilton

Nope.

Nope.
11-09-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Phamilton

Where did my chain go?

I did a hasty conversion of my old Raleigh Marathon to a single speed by removing the derailers and shifters. I shortened the chain to provide a 52/21 combo from the big ring to the 21t cog of the...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Phamilton

Effort not at all denigrated, I have 2 bikes and...

Effort not at all denigrated, I have 2 bikes and the one pictured with the hack is my 2nd bike. Iím seeing it as a cheap opportunity to test the waters for a handlebar bag long-term. Iíve generally...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Phamilton

It takes a pretty skilled cyclist to be able to...

It takes a pretty skilled cyclist to be able to manage a drop bar road bike with downtube shifters over the commute you describe. Keep the hybrid, let someone else in on the good deal for the Fuji,...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Phamilton

Forgot to take a pic of the inside. Thatís a 16oz...

Forgot to take a pic of the inside. Thatís a 16oz insulated travel mug, cable lock and padlock and keys, wallet, spare tube in the box, phone - and thereís still room for a couple Allen keys, a mini...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Phamilton

Camera Bag/Handlebar Bag Hack

I dunno if anybody else has ever done this. Found this camera bag at the thrift store for $3. Even has a built in rain cover. I might eventually replace the zip ties with toe straps. Holds quite a...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Phamilton

Maybe lower saddle a mm or two as well.

Maybe lower saddle a mm or two as well.
11-03-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,473
Posted By Phamilton

Also, I can tolerate most saddles as long as the...

Also, I can tolerate most saddles as long as the saddle height/setback is good for me and the saddle isnít too wide, every saddle thatís been comfortable for me has been no wider than about 5 1/2Ē or...
11-03-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,473
Posted By Phamilton

I dunno what measurements everybody else...

I dunno what measurements everybody else overthinks but Iíve spent too much time on my saddle height. Seems for a long time I wasnít using a good reference point. I now measure BB to where my sit...
11-02-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

Re the stolen bike, I regret the loss of the bike...

Re the stolen bike, I regret the loss of the bike itself but Iím also pissed that I had a bunch of good parts on it. Including the factory rear rack from my touring bike and my other taillight mount....
11-02-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

My aforementioned touring bike commuter, in a...

My aforementioned touring bike commuter, in a similar looking place at a completely different time

Edit: if not for the bar tape, saddle, and tires, would you even see the bike in this photo?
...
11-02-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

This is the last picture I took of my Trek before...

This is the last picture I took of my Trek before it was stolen. The day before according to my phone. In the same place and at the same time as the above photo of my Raleigh, during my lunch break....
11-02-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

The buses here have racks for 2 bikes on the...

The buses here have racks for 2 bikes on the front and I only occasionally see them in use. There are 3 of us in our household, preventing that sort of trip for our family.
11-02-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

I wonder what (if anything) it would achieve if...

I wonder what (if anything) it would achieve if we drove 2 miles to the bus stop, parked our car, and then took the bus downtown. Just about anything is better than dealing with downtown traffic and...
11-02-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

I rode motorcycles for a couple years long before...

I rode motorcycles for a couple years long before I went car free. I had a 500cc V-twin, and a 750 4 cylinder. I wished that I could have found something around 250cc for commuting. The scooters you...
11-02-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

Right now, my job is only 3 miles from home,...

Right now, my job is only 3 miles from home, makes for a 15 minute commute. Grocery store is 2 miles away. My wife still drives but when itís just me Iím on the bike. Having stuff that close is a...
11-02-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

Its a cringey sort of truth, but IME true...

Its a cringey sort of truth, but IME true nonetheless. I suppose on the flip side of the coin, riding a bike instead of driving a car makes for a more appealing partner for anyone (man or woman)...
11-02-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

Week before last had my first ďcarĒ stolen since...

Week before last had my first ďcarĒ stolen since Iíve been car free, my Trek 700 Multitrack. I still have my touring bike set up for commuting but Iím not crazy about using an expensive bike for...
10-27-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 93,102
Posted By Phamilton

Sadly, my blue/purple 700 that I have posted here...

Sadly, my blue/purple 700 that I have posted here was stolen from work a few days ago. I had gotten lazy about locking it. Iím glad I keep a few bikes and that the one stolen wasnít the best one. I...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 986,826
Posted By Phamilton

I had two bikes, both Ď78 Hondas, the first was a...

I had two bikes, both Ď78 Hondas, the first was a CX500 with the transverse V-twin and the second was a CB750 Super Sport. The CX500 I built from boxes of parts and rode for about 3 years before I...
10-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

Thank you, Jim.

Thank you, Jim.
10-21-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By Phamilton

Given that my bike is made in Japan in 1983, I...

Given that my bike is made in Japan in 1983, I think the Schwinn badge is probably a bigger scandal than the tubing decal.
10-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,155
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd rather be the jerk smoking outside the...

Iíd rather be the jerk smoking outside the restaurant who washes his hands after he smokes than the lady who left her crapped-in pants in the restroom.
10-21-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,155
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll quit smoking when you quit pissing all over...

Iíll quit smoking when you quit pissing all over the restroom at the grocery store.
10-21-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,155
Posted By Phamilton

Body odor smell makes me nauseous but Iím not...

Body odor smell makes me nauseous but Iím not going to blame my migraines on other peopleís bad hygiene.

Pass some laws about unwashed asses and armpits AND HANDS in public places.
10-21-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,155
Posted By Phamilton

I wonder where you live that smoking is permitted...

I wonder where you live that smoking is permitted in any public place. Iíd be surprised if the laws arenít more strict or at least equally as strict as here in the UK, if your username is your...
10-21-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,441
Posted By Phamilton

About 4 hours. Thatís about as much time as I...

About 4 hours. Thatís about as much time as I care to spend on a bike in one day anyway. No padded shorts, no bibs, just whatever Iím wearing at the time.
10-21-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By Phamilton

Hereís from an Ď83 for sale on eBay. I also saw...

Hereís from an Ď83 for sale on eBay. I also saw an Ď84 that had a Champion #2 sticker.
...
10-21-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,155
Posted By Phamilton

People waste their money on all sorts of things...

People waste their money on all sorts of things theyíd waste on cigarettes if they smoked. Lottery tickets, clearance aisle stuff, fast food, Starbucks, bike parts they donít need and will never use,...
10-21-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 52,569
Posted By Phamilton

If jeans on a bike arenít working for you, youíre...

If jeans on a bike arenít working for you, youíre probably not wearing them tight enough.
10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By Phamilton

Happy 2 years car free to me

Belated anyway.

My wife bought a car a few months ago and drives it to work and stuff and when we want to go places together weíll use the car, just like we did before she got a car, when weíd...
10-19-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,303
Posted By Phamilton

I had everything the same as best as I could with...

I had everything the same as best as I could with the stems and bars I had, saddle and reach were all the same but bar height was different. Bars were all the same, too. It was sort of a...
10-19-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By Phamilton

Actually, upon thinking about it a little...

Actually, upon thinking about it a little further, the Voyageur is the first bike Iíve spent time on that wasnít mostly or all hi-ten construction. Aside from a Raleigh Marathon I had that was ď575SL...
10-19-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By Phamilton

I honestly wouldnít care if it was worth...

I honestly wouldnít care if it was worth anything, Iím not looking to sell it. Best $50 bike Iíve bought so far (45 actually).

If I ever do lose it for any reason itíd be nice to know what to look...
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