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03-30-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By davei1980

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS...

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS today and walk out with a BAD bike as long as it's a good shop. You can get a bad FITTING bike. The sub-$1K MTBs around today have so much cool stuff and...
03-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

Pic w/o rear fender ...

Pic w/o rear fender
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03-18-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

MTB: Harder than it looks

So my riding is about 90% commuting, but I also wanted a bike to mess around with my kids, go on gravel rides with my buddies, and do some backcountry bike packing so I got a Jones Plus LWB which...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us...

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us here in E WA
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

29x3.0 front and rear for me!! Works great,...

29x3.0 front and rear for me!! Works great, especially in the dark if I hit a stick or another object I can't see well.

Hitting a pinecone on my track bike commuter was a terrifying experience...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By davei1980

I laugh at the Peloton ads where people get up...

I laugh at the Peloton ads where people get up early to get in a quick "ride" before work. I laugh because I imagine these same people sitting in commuting traffic between their suburban homes and...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

What you give up in a little weight you'll get...

What you give up in a little weight you'll get back in lower rolling resistance. Have fun!
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By davei1980

Sounds awesome! And regarding the weight, based...

Sounds awesome! And regarding the weight, based on what you said it's probably a net win, and if you're running an IGH you can stand to take on some front-end weight. My dad was a steel fabricator...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By davei1980

Correct on all points! my only problem with the...

Correct on all points! my only problem with the California law you're referring to is it shifts costs on to the consumer as opposed to the manufacturer or company. I think if the costs of disposal...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By davei1980

Going Plastic Free

This year, my wife and I are consciously reducing our disposable plastic waste. No real political message here, just seems super wasteful.

Some things were really easy - using dryer-balls (cool...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By davei1980

^ following. Please let us know

^ following. Please let us know
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By davei1980

Not.... cushy..... enough...... LOL ...

Not.... cushy..... enough......

LOL

Currenly running 29x3.0 (700x76C or 76x622) tires - more traction than I know what to do with!!!
01-23-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By davei1980

Yes, just like we consider Opel and Fiat euro...

Yes, just like we consider Opel and Fiat euro cars despite which American automaker owns them at the moment. Same as we consider Husqvarna dirt bikes to be Swedish even though they are (or were, when...
01-23-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By davei1980

Says the guy who thinks Campy is the end all and...

Says the guy who thinks Campy is the end all and be all.... ever tried actually stopping on their brakes? There was a time in which they themselves referred to their brakes as "speed modulators"
...
01-23-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By davei1980

^ This is bait to chase you down a rabbit hole...

^ This is bait to chase you down a rabbit hole and I am not going to take it.

I don't know if there is even a way to quantify such things but I think Shimano is way underrated because they're not...
01-22-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By davei1980

LOVE THE H BAR. I have them on my Jones Plus LWB...

LOVE THE H BAR. I have them on my Jones Plus LWB and they're great! Awesome places to put things like lights and bells.
01-22-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By davei1980

+1 Economies of scale. I am not a huge...

+1

Economies of scale.

I am not a huge Giant fan and a lot of people aren't but a lot of people associate smaller producers with better products. This isn't necessarily the case. If you can...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By davei1980

That's a matter of deep controversy and personal...

That's a matter of deep controversy and personal opinion.

I have commuted for some time on both.

I prefer flat bars but drop bars have their advantages.

The main drawback to flatbars is...
01-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By davei1980

Jones Plus LWB for gravel/adventure

I hope to do more exploring and "adventure" riding/light bickpacking in 2020. I live in a really interesting part of the world where it's easy to get lost for a few days in the woods without going...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 9,103
Posted By davei1980

Canadians - because even Americans need heroes!

Canadians - because even Americans need heroes!
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 9,103
Posted By davei1980

Holy headwind batman!

Unseasonably mild here but that brings the blustery, spring type weather with it.

Thankful for my "budget aero" setup, except in cross winds, scary.

Also kinda glad for my 1x10 setup, my single...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,847
Posted By davei1980

Queue the "that's not aero at all! I'd drop you...

Queue the "that's not aero at all! I'd drop you on that think on my Pinarello 100% carbon race bike!" OR "I'd like to see you take that off a 60 footer I'd brake that POS in HALF!"

HAHAHA Lol...
12-23-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By davei1980

nice!!! I meant MY pedals are a compromise, not...

nice!!! I meant MY pedals are a compromise, not the strapped ones

those handlebars are next level!!
12-23-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By davei1980

Great idea! I even have a set of measuring...

Great idea! I even have a set of measuring calipers and some blue masking tape and a metric measuring tape at home!
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By davei1980

Of course I do. I am a CPA.

Of course I do. I am a CPA.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By davei1980

Build I Dreamed up on My Lunch Break

Commuter-zilla!


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NOTE: If this ever comes to fruition, I fully intend to...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By davei1980

Darkest week of the year

For many of us who are not working that much next week, this week in general and Friday in particular will have the fewest hours of daylight. It's all up from here! I am not much of a holiday guy but...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By davei1980

That's a really cool idea! I like it, it's...

That's a really cool idea! I like it, it's mounted low and out of the way. As you can see, I have it set up to where I don't have to remove the battery to charge it here at work. The extra cord that...
12-12-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By davei1980

If by "anyone" you mean "scientists and...

If by "anyone" you mean "scientists and researchers" then fine, go live in your own reality. I would also posit this is dangerous advice to people looking to for advice on commuting because narrower...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By davei1980

I learned something today and may employ that...

I learned something today and may employ that idea if I ever switch frames/fenders or use that idea on the front where I don't have eyelets.

I would say the OP would do well to get some clamps...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By davei1980

For sure! I agree with you they shouldn't rust at...

For sure! I agree with you they shouldn't rust at all in the short term. That said, if they are rusting, it seems to me plastic fenders seems to be a very obvious work around ignored possibly by the...
12-06-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By davei1980

Yep. Even better now with ghetto aerobars and...

Yep. Even better now with ghetto aerobars and 43mm tubeless tires!

Here it is with bar mitts as well
...
12-06-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By davei1980

Looks like you got some good replies here....

Looks like you got some good replies here. Running 700x43C tires on my Cyclocommuter and not looking back.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By davei1980

I live in the NW - Farther north than 99% of all...

I live in the NW - Farther north than 99% of all Americans (farther north than all states except AK and all major cities in the US) - It gets dark during the 4pm hour between now and sometime in Feb....
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By davei1980

You're fine OP +1 to stickers and tape in...

You're fine OP +1 to stickers and tape in strategic areas.

I feel like I don't fit in because I ride an Alloy frame with CF fork. I get made fun of by the Ti, CF and Steel crowds equally.

IMO...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By davei1980

700*38C Panaracer Gravelking SK

700*38C Panaracer Gravelking SK
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By davei1980

Here it is with bar mitts/headlights for winter...

Here it is with bar mitts/headlights for winter commuting plus the new Panaracer Gravelking SK's (700x43c)
...
11-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By davei1980

Oh good call. I use a 5hp air compressor...

Oh good call.

I use a 5hp air compressor so I am not terribly worried about getting the tires to seat; however,
I suppose I could do a “trial run” first, then break the bead, add the...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By davei1980

For sure! I think we’re using them for different...

For sure! I think we’re using them for different purposes: I threw them on there to combat the occasional headwind. Most of my commute is shielded by trees but the few exposed parts can get gusty. No...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,200,907
Posted By davei1980

i like this. You can always replace the...

i like this. You can always replace the components one at a time. Cheers to you
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By davei1980

I completely respect you for going with what...

I completely respect you for going with what works for you!!

thanks for the link! Good read! I actually got a chance to test ride the SWB, the LWB and one of Jeff Jones’s custom titanium space...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By davei1980

Thanks for the info! These were $5 at the co op...

Thanks for the info! These were $5 at the co op this am so threw them on there as a way to combat headwinds on my 8 mile commute. I figured, if I hate them, I’ll just move them out to the ends! I...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By davei1980

Anyone else using bar ends this way?

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Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,305
Posted By davei1980

Aren't U brakes and cantilever brakes the same...

Aren't U brakes and cantilever brakes the same thing?

Anyway - this is what I have, I installed and adjusted them but clearly not up to speed on the vernacular!:...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,200,907
Posted By davei1980

Ridley X BOW CX / All Purpose Commuter

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For those of you nerds like me, here's the 411 on the build:
- Frame - Ridley X...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By davei1980

"Princess" I LOVE IT LOL And I hope you're...

"Princess" I LOVE IT LOL

And I hope you're right ;-)
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By davei1980

I am really sorry, didn't mean that in a hurtful...

I am really sorry, didn't mean that in a hurtful way, I think I meant "trendy" not "stylish" - as in, opposite of the guys who give you grief for putting your goggles on UNDER your chinstraps instead...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By davei1980

+1 IDK where you live but there are TONS of...

+1

IDK where you live but there are TONS of steel, hardtail bikes on craigslist in good shape for cheap.

These are awesome because you can't break them, the frame geometry is such that you...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,563
Posted By davei1980

I use my helmet light like this in this regard......

I use my helmet light like this in this regard... I'll turn my head at traffic approaching from the rear if I feel like I am not seen and usually hear them slow down quickly.

Just took my 12 Y/O...
09-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,382
Posted By davei1980

The efficiency gains in running much wider tires...

The efficiency gains in running much wider tires at much lower pressures will FAR outpace the MINIMAL aero loss of running wider tires.
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