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Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By BobbyG

I think it's a nice thing that you responded to...

I think it's a nice thing that you responded to the thread with a photo of your bike, especially since the original link to it on Trek's site is long gone. If anybody was searching for info on a...
08-22-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By BobbyG

When I acquired my 1984 Nishiki roadbike in 2009...

When I acquired my 1984 Nishiki roadbike in 2009 its gearing was also too high for hilly Colorado Springs. I put a smaller small chain ring on the front for $15. Problem solved until last year when...
08-22-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By BobbyG

First, congrats on the weight loss! Besides...

First, congrats on the weight loss!

Besides rider position and fit, tires can also make a huge difference in effort. Different tires can have different rolling resistances based on tread,...
08-22-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,025
Posted By BobbyG

Free your mind, and your bike will follow.

Free your mind, and your bike will follow.
08-22-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By BobbyG

"Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun ...

"Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we've got the blues on the run
Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer
Now's the time to roll the barrel, for the...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By BobbyG

Even clip-on sunglasses, or flip-up clip-on...

Even clip-on sunglasses, or flip-up clip-on glasses would provide some protection for your lenses.

I've been wearing glasses for 43 years and simply wear an old pair of glasses for cycling. The...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By BobbyG

No, I don't check Google traffic for traffic when...

No, I don't check Google traffic for traffic when I bike. I was driving when Google alerted me to delays. I took old bike routes to avoid them.

I do use Google maps to plan bike routes to...
08-15-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By BobbyG

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to...

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to mention I carry my office clothes with me to work every day in a backpack (no sport coat). I keep shoes at the office. I keep a light jacket and cap at...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By BobbyG

Driving Old Bike Routes Helped Me Avoid Jam...

I drove North a few miles to an after work meeting this afternoon. Google Maps showed an accident and traffic jam on the highway. Whenever that happens the two next alternate surface streets it...
08-11-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By BobbyG

Wow! glad you're okay! ...

Wow! glad you're okay!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QffEYYotXIk&list=RDqGp7OzTaoe4&index=1
08-11-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome and go, Go, GO!

Welcome and go, Go, GO!
08-11-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By BobbyG

I will also replace the cast iron rack that I...

I will also replace the cast iron rack that I kept from the 1987 bike with a new aluminum one.
08-10-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By BobbyG

Getting the "Drop" on a New Project...

I'm 57. I bought a new 1997 Nishiki Blazer when I was 35. I had been bike commuting for 5 years on a Schwinn Cruiser Supreme and had an old Schwinn drop-bar Continental as a project bike. I decided...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
08-09-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,402
Posted By BobbyG

As a few folks have pointed out, under-seat bags...

As a few folks have pointed out, under-seat bags are pretty popular. I have two larger ones on my older bikes and a smaller one on my newer bike. I think the under-seat bags would still allow some...
08-09-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,402
Posted By BobbyG

It may not be the most conventional approach, but...

It may not be the most conventional approach, but you obviously put a lot of thought into it, and the execution is nice. I like posts like this. It sparks ideas and inspires projects. Thanks for...
08-07-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By BobbyG

Something to look forward to...riding familiar...

Something to look forward to...riding familiar routes and passing locations where you remember fixing a flat.
08-03-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By BobbyG

True story. Before I learned to read, I...

True story.

Before I learned to read, I learned the song, "Puff, the Magic Dragon" by the singing trio Peter Paul & Mary. I mean, how could I not. It came out when I was one years old. It was on...
08-03-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By BobbyG

Although I grew up riding bikes, I did not fix a...

Although I grew up riding bikes, I did not fix a flat myself until I was 30...and that was in 1992, before internet videos et, al. And now, 27 years later I read your post and it all came back to...
08-03-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,302
Posted By BobbyG

sjanzeir When I find myself in your situation I...

sjanzeir When I find myself in your situation I sometimes just get out and WALK. I get some of the excercise, some of the endorphins, and all of the head-clearing of a ride. Walking alleviates the...
08-03-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,931
Posted By BobbyG

KittyBikes Don't despair! I commute most days ~9...

KittyBikes Don't despair! I commute most days ~9 miles each way in a very hilly city (Colorado Springs). After 17 years of near daily riding I had a non-biking injury that kept me off the bike for a...
08-02-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By BobbyG

And I thought things were weird here in Colorado.

And I thought things were weird here in Colorado.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,420
Posted By BobbyG

@Jim from Boston Thanks for the quote! I...

@Jim from Boston Thanks for the quote!

I want to add "horn" to the list. I've been riding with an Airzound Airhorn for 25 years and being able to call attention to one's self in traffic really...
08-02-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,620
Posted By BobbyG

Get a helmet cam. I rarely get harrassed, but...

Get a helmet cam. I rarely get harrassed, but when I do I point at my helmet cam and say, "You're on video!". This usually ends things. One time I added, "I have your license number."

But...
08-01-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,169
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse. Best wishes for speedy...

Glad it wasn't worse. Best wishes for speedy recovery.
07-31-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By BobbyG

Used bike shops Kenosha ...

Used bike shops Kenosha

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=used+bike+shop&find_loc=Kenosha%2C+WI
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,230
Posted By BobbyG

It's "gran fondo" with one "d"...no, wait; you're...

It's "gran fondo" with one "d"...no, wait; you're right. I just noticed a giant "D" at the front that I swear wasnt there 3 years ago.
07-28-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,832
Posted By BobbyG

You know, now that you mention it, after my first...

You know, now that you mention it, after my first Take-A-Look mirror, I've used the shorter version. I forgot, because it's been a while. It's better closer for me, too.
07-27-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By BobbyG

It's a 20-year elipitcal cycle. My 1984...

It's a 20-year elipitcal cycle.

My 1984 Nishiki International came with them. I replaced the smaller front ring with an even smaller round ring. I shift between the two and don't notice any...
07-26-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,896
Posted By BobbyG

Textbook definition of a "nice-hole". i.e....

Textbook definition of a "nice-hole". i.e. another vehicle operator whose unexpected and unwarranted yielding of right of way as a "courtesy" ends up screwing everything up.
07-26-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,955
Posted By BobbyG

I have disks on my drop-bar commuter and...

I have disks on my drop-bar commuter and cantilever rim brakes on my old roadie and v-brakes on by MTB commuter. All three are cable-operated. I have as little brake pad clearance as I can get on...
07-25-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
Posted By BobbyG

Not my cup of tea musically, but impressive! ...

Not my cup of tea musically, but impressive! Nice mix, too!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By BobbyG

Let us know how that works out for you. I'm...

Let us know how that works out for you. I'm curious.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By BobbyG

A fatter tires at lower PSI will yield better...

A fatter tires at lower PSI will yield better bump absorbstion. Even on your Trek Earl, you may be able to add slightly fatter, softer tires.

Also a lighter, thinner steel frame would be more...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,821
Posted By BobbyG

Pikes Peak is...

Pikes Peak is everywhere...https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x960/18951397_1334350190006013_3977182071142783171_n_aa22630d5eb786c10e79ad4d167dcca056a0de6d.jpg
The scenery,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,898
Posted By BobbyG

Check with your local bike shops for pre-owned or...

Check with your local bike shops for pre-owned or reconditioned bikes. They will have been "gone over" by bike mechanics and they often come with some type of short warranty, and sometimes you can...
07-21-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,646
Posted By BobbyG

+100 "Casper Mode"...brilliant!

+100
"Casper Mode"...brilliant!
07-21-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,866
Posted By BobbyG

Been very bald for 15 years. I commute ~45...

Been very bald for 15 years. I commute ~45 minures twice a day at 6500' in Colorado Springs.
I learned to cover my head, arms and neck if I am going to be out in the sun for more than an 1/2 hour....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQZ9J0U/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQZ9J0U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I swear it was $14.99 when I bought it. At $18.99, it's still under $20. Please see the caveats...
07-17-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,706
Posted By BobbyG

The 2018 season of Battlebots was the reboot they...

The 2018 season of Battlebots was the reboot they needed! Less "backstory" and more fighting. The 2019 season is even better! Faruq Tauheed is the best ring announcer evah!
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By BobbyG

Rain Cape 2.0...Success!

My original DIY Poncho Raincape (Here (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1107260-rain-cape-musings.html) and here (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1141223-diy-rain-cape-1-2-a.html).) began...
07-15-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By BobbyG

It sounds and looks like you are not a reckless...

It sounds and looks like you are not a reckless rider after all, and your local traffic seems different than mine.

However, the next time a non-biking friend or family member tells me my ride...
07-15-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By BobbyG

RoadSurfer Very cool video, but I don't...

RoadSurfer

Very cool video, but I don't agree with riding on that type of road in the manner that you are.

I commute to work 3-4 days a week with weekend rides as well and I am very comfortable...
07-15-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By BobbyG

Wow!

Wow!
07-14-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By BobbyG

Interesting!

Interesting!
07-14-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By BobbyG

Of course you did much better than the guys who...

Of course you did much better than the guys who couldn't get motivated to compete. Congrats on the improvement over last year!
07-14-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By BobbyG

I have had hand issues since my early 40s. ...

I have had hand issues since my early 40s. Things are much better snce I bought two drop-bar bikes, and make a conscious effort to change hand positions.

On my older straight-ish bar mluntain...
07-14-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By BobbyG

I had a hand-me-down Stingray from approx 1972 to...

I had a hand-me-down Stingray from approx 1972 to 1975 (10 to 13 years old) when I got a 10-speed. A friend's Dad wanted to try it and when he got on it I saw immediately that I would eventually...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,319
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 57 and bike commute 9 miles each way sun,...

I'm 57 and bike commute 9 miles each way sun, rain, snow or ice. My main commuter has long fenders and my old MTB has fenders and wears studded snow tires in the winter. I'm good up to 100F but it...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,154
Posted By BobbyG

No, no, the revoked license drivers ride their...

No, no, the revoked license drivers ride their old 1970s road bikes in street clothes with the drop-bars rotated up and a cigarette in their mouth (or vape device).
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