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Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Alligator

Keep it and ride it! Why would you sell it?

Keep it and ride it! Why would you sell it?
01-29-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By Alligator

You can do it! And you’ll love riding. Just...

You can do it! And you’ll love riding. Just start using it for everything. It may be harder at first, but keep at it and soon you will love it! Plus, come back here often and chat with others...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Alligator

What kind of horn do you have?

What kind of horn do you have?
01-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,283
Posted By Alligator

Saw your post in the other commuting topic, and...

Saw your post in the other commuting topic, and was glad someone referred you to this one. Youíll fit right in. Welcome and I share the same thoughts as you. And letting others think you are crazy...
01-05-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,195
Posted By Alligator

​​​​​​​Have studded tires. They don’t work on...

​​​​​​​Have studded tires. They don’t work on loose snow in an intersection. That’s why a trike is attractive.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,250
Posted By Alligator

I’m working up to commuting only by bike, but I...

I’m working up to commuting only by bike, but I still take a car now and then. My goal is to sell the car after I can demonstrate that I don’t use it anymore. Of course, I wiped out on my last...
01-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,195
Posted By Alligator

I wish I had one. On my last commute to work, I...

I wish I had one. On my last commute to work, I hit some snow and wiped out. Now I’m sitting here with pulled muscles and large bruises. Never would have happened if I had ridden a trike. They...
12-29-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Alligator

When did you decide to sell your car?

As my miles on my bike increase and my car mileage decreases, I wonder when the time will officially come when I’ll stop having a need for my car. I can use my spouse’s car if I need to, so at some...
12-15-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Alligator

I only wear mittens. Big ones. I feel like my...

I only wear mittens. Big ones. I feel like my fingers give each other warmth when together, and it give me a lot of freedom of movement in my mittens. Plus, I like the fact that when I signal a...
12-15-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By Alligator

You can do it. Start with shorter rides to...

You can do it. Start with shorter rides to refresh your memory on gear choices and build up your tolerance. And if you can, look for other riders to share the ride with you and keep you motivated. ...
12-12-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,491
Posted By Alligator

Then there is always this: https://hovding.com ...

Then there is always this: https://hovding.com

Awesome invention, great for commuting, but unfortunately not for sale in the U.S. Also, a normal bike helmet will help with things like branches...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,424
Posted By Alligator

How far do you commute on your Brompton?

Just what the title says - if you commute on a Brompton, how far do you go (one way)? Iím curious if anyone commutes 10+ miles on it daily?
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,686
Posted By Alligator

I tap on my shift levers, pressing them slightly...

I tap on my shift levers, pressing them slightly but not shifting. Gives my fingers something to do. I also like to ride across the weeds growing in the cracks in the road or path. I tell myself...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,854
Posted By Alligator

Internally geared hub or not?

Iím selling a bike I thought would make a great commuting bike because it has had numerous problems. However, it does have a gates carbon belt drive and NuVinci internally geared hub. I found the...
10-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By Alligator

Buy your gear at a mountaineering store. The...

Buy your gear at a mountaineering store. The mittens I purchased there are by far the best I’ve ever had. They cover my wrists and are thick enough to be warm at any temperature.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,894
Posted By Alligator

I changed jobs this summer and started commuting...

I changed jobs this summer and started commuting to work (10 miles each way). It’s been a lot of fun. Had my first heavy, cold rain the other day, and since I was riding home from work, I didn’t...
09-19-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,283
Posted By Alligator

For now, I’m car-lite, but not car-free yet. I...

For now, I’m car-lite, but not car-free yet. I will have completed four rides into work this week after tomorrow, but I drove on Wednesday because of two reasons: (1) I was physically exhausted...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-18-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By Alligator

Anyone in the Twin Cities have a Catrike I can try?

Iíve never had a chance to ride a trike, and Iím considering adding one to my bike list. Iím looking at a Catrike Expedition, but would also be interested in riding a 700. The trouble is, I canít...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By Alligator

Anyone commute on a trike?

Iím considering a trike, but would like to use it for commuting. My concern is whether Iíd take it inside or lock it up when I arrive, and if I lock it up, will it attract people? Does anyone use a...
06-13-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,283
Posted By Alligator

Iíve done that before, and riding to work was...

Iíve done that before, and riding to work was very enjoyable. Iíd like to kick it up a notch, and ride everyday, regardless of weather. This means riding through snow, cold weather, and rain. ...
06-13-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,283
Posted By Alligator

Anyone made a commitment to live car free?

Iím changing jobs again soon, and Iíll be working 10 miles from home. Iíve biked the distance many times in the past, and can commute to work in 40-45 minutes. However, Iíve never biked to work...
01-29-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,424
Posted By Alligator

For the Bodyfloat, I use them on a hybrid and on...

For the Bodyfloat, I use them on a hybrid and on an ebike. I don't feel they reduce efficiency at all, or even if they do, I can't tell. You can get them to move if you bounce on them, but mainly...
01-28-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,424
Posted By Alligator

I use Bodyfloat on all my bikes. Works very well...

I use Bodyfloat on all my bikes. Works very well and I wouldn’t ride without one except on my road bike. Definitely takes all the bumps out and makes for a much better ride. A lot less jarring.
03-31-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,219
Posted By Alligator

Why does everyone feel like they need to rain on my car-lite parade?

Iíve been trying to be car-lite for a few months now, with the ultimate goal of moving someplace where I can be car-free. Iím slowly getting used to it, but the one thing that is driving me crazy...
03-26-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,018
Posted By Alligator

After reading some of these posts, I feel much...

After reading some of these posts, I feel much better about it. I have been commuting on it on some 30-degree (F) days this month, so it has already gotten me out of having to drive. Iím working on...
03-24-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,018
Posted By Alligator

Well, my intent was to replace my car with this...

Well, my intent was to replace my car with this ebike, which I have been doing. Because it takes another car off the road, then I'm happy with my choice.
03-22-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,018
Posted By Alligator

How do I get over the feeling that Iím cheating with an ebike?

I built my current ebike to ride to and from work. I plan to use it part of the time, and Iíll use my road bike other times. I have to admit, my ebike is much, much faster and easier. But every...
02-20-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By Alligator

I have them on my Brompton. Although they work,...

I have them on my Brompton. Although they work, they get gummed up and are difficult to put in and remove.
02-20-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Alligator

I have a 25, and I got about 5 hours during the...

I have a 25, and I got about 5 hours during the summer. I took it on a winter ride the other day, about 10 degrees F outside, and I got 15 minutes - even after coming from a warm house. That made...
02-18-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Alligator

I have a belt drive on one of my bikes (not an...

I have a belt drive on one of my bikes (not an e-bike). The belt slips once in a while under heavy acceleration, so I don't think that would solve your problem.
02-18-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Alligator

Check with ATV dealers. I've seen a thumb...

Check with ATV dealers. I've seen a thumb throttle extension for a 4-wheeler before. It was a piece of plastic that was longer and easier to press that clamped onto the original thumb throttle.
02-18-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Alligator

Excellent information, thanks!

Excellent information, thanks!
02-18-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Alligator

What does the bike speed have to do with the type...

What does the bike speed have to do with the type of chain? If it helps, I'm using this on a Cannondale Trail 7.
02-17-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Alligator

Planning if my chain breaks

I just installed a BBSHD motor on my bike, and it is a lot more powerful than I expected. I really like this increased power, but I'm worried about breaking my chain. If I break it during a...
02-13-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Alligator

I double checked the brakes on my bike, and they...

I double checked the brakes on my bike, and they are Shimano M315 hydro disc. I guess I'm not sure what a "hydro disc" brake is. In any event, I want to try to swap them for the brake levers that...
02-13-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Alligator

Does anyone know the amount of current a standard...

Does anyone know the amount of current a standard charger draws? I'll have to read up on this before I plug it into an inverter and fry the inverter. However, the good news is that I'm not really...
02-12-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Alligator

Anyone know how I can charge my battery from another larger battery?

Iíve had a computer running 24/7 for a number of years off of a large lithium battery and a solar panel. Itís worked well, but I no longer need the computer and now Iíd like to repurpose the battery...
02-09-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Alligator

Can I change out my hydraulic brakes?

My hydraulic brakes are integrated with my shift levers (Shimano ST-EF65). I put on a BBSHD motor, and would like to use their brake levers since I'm not a fan of glueing on magnets to make a motor...
01-12-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Alligator

Yeah, I had considered that. But I'm actually...

Yeah, I had considered that. But I'm actually trying to have bikes I use on a regular basis in my garage, and only those that I use. I've sold some in the past few years just to cut down on storage!
01-11-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Alligator

Selecting a bike from Craigslist to begin...

Iíve had an electric bike in the past, and Iíd like to build a new one. Hereís my concern, my previous bike was built from the ground up to be electric, by the manufacturer (Stromer). This time...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,818
Posted By Alligator

These are some seriously good jerseys! Actually,...

These are some seriously good jerseys! Actually, everyoneís recommendations have been excellent. Much appreciated.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,818
Posted By Alligator

Okay, by fun I was thinking some interesting...

Okay, by fun I was thinking some interesting color combinations. But Cheez-Its? Now there's some serious fun. Bring it on.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By Alligator

I just finished a short ride the other day in -5...

I just finished a short ride the other day in -5 degree (F) weather. I was the slowest I've ever been, partly because I was riding on snow with studded tires. Man was it hard. I couldn't breathe,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,818
Posted By Alligator

Can someone recommend their favorite jersey?

I have only one jersey, and need to expand my options. I'm looking for something with a fun design and from a brand that is highly recommended. Anyone have any suggestions?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By Alligator

Brompton just came out with their electric...

Brompton just came out with their electric folding bike. But sadly, it is only available in the UK right now. Not sure where you are located, but that is my dream e-folding bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,583
Posted By Alligator

Like any new adventure, I'm finding myself quite...

Like any new adventure, I'm finding myself quite tired after cycling the 10 miles over and over again. I need to ease into it. I'm also regretting my choice of a hybrid for this commute. My road...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,583
Posted By Alligator

Schwalbe Marathons with studs. I dislike the...

Schwalbe Marathons with studs. I dislike the increased noise, but after a week or so, I get used to them. I have a bike with a belt drive, so this will be the first year I put them on and have to...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By Alligator

How are you handling the rain?

I have a rain jacket and pants, but fully expect to get wet during my 45 minute commute. I'll keep a change of clothes at work.

However, I haven't figured out what to do about my shoes. Wear a...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,259
Posted By Alligator

I found that cutting it yourself with an electric...

I found that cutting it yourself with an electric razor gets easier over time. At first, you feel uncomfortable and wonder how it looks. Eventually, you can do it almost without looking. I can...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,259
Posted By Alligator

I found a #1.5 in the UK, and had it shipped...

I found a #1.5 in the UK, and had it shipped here. I use that all over. No helmet hair ever. No combing, quick drying, and I save about $20 every month by not having to get a haircut (sorry...
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