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12-09-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not sure how to repair sidewallI damage,...

I'm not sure how to repair sidewallI damage, however, I'm sure there's a way to make a temporary fix (like a "boot" from a dollar bill or a piece of innertube. But I had noticed on the previous ride...
12-09-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
12-08-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By BobbyG

Finally Caught a Break(through)!

Planned on taking a Saturday ride on the old 12-speed yesterday. Checked the tire pressure and the rear was down to 80psi. So I pumped it back up to 95psi and as I went to disengage the pump from...
12-08-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 712
Posted By BobbyG

Honk back... ...

Honk back...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs

AirZound Airhorn FTW!
12-05-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By BobbyG

At 57, I am more tender than I was at...

At 57, I am more tender than I was at 6...especially my hands and arches.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By BobbyG

That's what I started doing after reading that...

That's what I started doing after reading that suggestion here years ago. Bikeforums FTW!
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know about carbon fiber posts or frames. ...

I don't know about carbon fiber posts or frames. Also, I don't use them but others do...perhaps they could elaborate.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By BobbyG

In the world of tactical gear, a "front backpack"...

In the world of tactical gear, a "front backpack" is called a "front rig".

Many backpackers will carry a second, smaller backpack in front, up high.

Call it a chest pack, a front pack, a front...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By BobbyG

Many cyclists use P-Clips to attatch racks to...

Many cyclists use P-Clips to attatch racks to bikes without eyelets. A lightweight rack, will allow you to either use paniers, or carry a back or backpack back...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By BobbyG

+1

+1
12-04-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By BobbyG

It is an infectiously giddy video! I...

It is an infectiously giddy video!

I immediately thought of women cyclists in "western" societies.
https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2018/03/26/role-bicycle-suffragette-movement/
12-04-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By BobbyG

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
12-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By BobbyG

I swear I passed through a pick-up truck once. ...

I swear I passed through a pick-up truck once.

I can't find my original post about this but the short version is that I was in a narrow curbside bike lane with a steady stream of two-way traffic...
11-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By BobbyG

I'm about to turn 58, and I know my cycling has...

I'm about to turn 58, and I know my cycling has saved my life!
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By BobbyG

That looks like a nice rain cape. I had made my...

That looks like a nice rain cape.
I had made my first one out of an old rain poncho, and then bought this one for a scooter, which was a little short, but I was more interested in staying cool. My...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By BobbyG

I will add with the rain cape and fenders my bike...

I will add with the rain cape and fenders my bike shorts stay reasonbly dry, as do my legs, but I think a longer cape would be needed to keep long pants really dry, plus rolling up the pant legs. ...
11-23-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By BobbyG

The tires are 26x1.65. I would say i use them no...

The tires are 26x1.65. I would say i use them no more than 30 days a winter, almost all commuting, which is 18 miles round trip. Now in their 4th winter. Never had a flat, still have all the studs....
11-23-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By BobbyG

Unstable Genius...

I may have outsmarted myself.

After more than a decade of crampy hands and sore thumbs, two months ago I converted my 22-year-old straight-bar mountain bike commuter to drop-bars.

It has been...
11-22-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By BobbyG

Inspiring! Nice use of helmet and bike...

Inspiring!

Nice use of helmet and bike blinkies, front and rear.
11-22-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,792
Posted By BobbyG

They could at least extend the middle finger,...

They could at least extend the middle finger, just in case...

Heal fast and well, H.G!
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By BobbyG

I'll have to find the motivation...;)

I'll have to find the motivation...;)
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By BobbyG

I may have over done it, but I am also trying to...

I may have over done it, but I am also trying to motivate myself.:thumb:
11-21-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By BobbyG

While jumping back in at -13F may be too much,...

While jumping back in at -13F may be too much, You can do 10F. You know how to dress for it. The endorphins and euphoric sense of accomplishment will make up for any discomfort in the first 10...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By BobbyG

Sorry, no. Try a new accessory. Try new...

Sorry, no.
Try a new accessory. Try new clothing. Try a new route or modified route. Try a new podcast (one ear). Try pushing your weather limits.
...and then there's Ted Baxter's advice:
...
11-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,869
Posted By BobbyG

So "blend out"... ...

So "blend out"...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfJhkbzW-E

...and get a horn.
11-20-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,869
Posted By BobbyG

+1 Discretion is the better part of...

+1
Discretion is the better part of valorCaution is preferable to rash bravery. Said by Falstaff (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/falstaff) in King Henry the Fourth, Part One, by William...
11-19-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By BobbyG

I couldn't work on my bikes without wanting to...

I couldn't work on my bikes without wanting to ride even more. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
11-19-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,869
Posted By BobbyG

Airzound Air horn FTW at :28 seconds. ...

Airzound Air horn FTW at :28 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i61L3XJm-ks
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By BobbyG

My 500 lumen Niterider Mi-Newt's battery is...

My 500 lumen Niterider Mi-Newt's battery is starting to show signs of battery fatigue. Niterider's newer headlights in the 1000-1200 range seem priced right, and I can click down to a lower level...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By BobbyG

For many years now, I've been cleaning my glasses...

For many years now, I've been cleaning my glasses with hand-soap and warm water. It definitely helps with fogging, although at stoplights I need to breath with a pronounced overbite to help direct...
11-17-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By BobbyG

Airzound FTW! ...

Airzound FTW!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs
11-17-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
11-16-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By BobbyG

Did not know about the g-n discussion ban. I...

Did not know about the g-n discussion ban. I will abide.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By BobbyG

I have never encountered a threat yet, but I have...

I have never encountered a threat yet, but I have thought about it, too...and I also may be "delusional". I like to think a blast of my air horn would startle the perpetrator long enough for me to...
11-15-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,178
Posted By BobbyG

...yes, you would.;) Here's my contribution: ...

...yes, you would.;)
Here's my contribution:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/367x499/screenshot_2019_11_15_at_6_57_42_am_78f5e5e561cb7276d8279d14639f5e72f36b4361.png
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commute. With today's LED lights and...

I bike commute. With today's LED lights and lithium batteries, night riding is easier and safer than ever before!
11-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By BobbyG

Since I bike commute for fitness, before I got...

Since I bike commute for fitness, before I got studded tires, on the days it was too icy or snowy to ride I'd do the treadmill in the morning. Sometimes I'd ride, but have to dismount and walk my...
11-14-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By BobbyG

You performed a mechanical mitzvah. A...

You performed a mechanical mitzvah. A potentially rideable bike, left in an unrideable state is a sin...even a $100 department store bike.

And now that it is in working order, f the bike still...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By BobbyG

The Dark Side of Bike Commuting...

Work commitments kept me from riding last week, the first week after the time change. I was able to ride Monday night, and last night (Tuesday) was the first time I rode my "new" Chelton Road route...
11-12-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,739
Posted By BobbyG

This makes sense to me. I plan to go kicking...

This makes sense to me.

I plan to go kicking and screaming. And as long as I'm kicking, I'm putting a bike between my legs.
11-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By BobbyG

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
11-12-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,495
Posted By BobbyG

It doesn't matter how close the gears are, I...

It doesn't matter how close the gears are, I would still probably hunt. Even on a CVT, I probably wouldn't stop adjusting.

But if the range is wide enough for hilly Colorado Springs commuting,...
11-12-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,739
Posted By BobbyG

My hands won't let me do straight bars anymore. ...

My hands won't let me do straight bars anymore. I'm still good with drops; but I was wondering what I could do if I couldn't do drops, either. I like some forward lean. Your setup looks very...
11-12-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By BobbyG

Maybe it has an Electric Slide... ...

Maybe it has an Electric Slide...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYlZs3-w_Eg
11-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,651
Posted By BobbyG

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/old_copy_859772b882918a7813d6f88e575ffd59e3cbbd5d.jpg
11-11-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,651
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.evelo.com/evelo-difference/nuvinci-har...

https://www.evelo.com/evelo-difference/nuvinci-harmony-automatic-transmission/
Continuously variable, automatic bicycle transmissions are already on the street.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! I wanted to put a handle bar bag on my...

Nice! I wanted to put a handle bar bag on my 12-speed...but with interupter/ross brakes on the top-bar I coundn't figure it out. The vamera bag with its side tabs and rear loop may jusr work!
...
11-09-19, 10:57 AM
11-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By BobbyG

I live in goat-head thorn country, so all my...

I live in goat-head thorn country, so all my bikes get tire liners, even the studded snow tires. If there is no snow or ice present and none in the forcast, I prefer to ride my non-studded bikes. ...
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