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Forum: Commuting
07-21-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

Just thought I'd give an update. I threw my old...

Just thought I'd give an update. I threw my old 28s back on for a while and finally got around to trying 32s again. This time I picked up 700x32 Panaracer T-Servs. Good news - They ride great even on...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,595
Posted By cat

Nice bike and nice location! It's finally great...

Nice bike and nice location! It's finally great commuting weather in the Old Pueblo, eh?
Forum: Commuting
08-19-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,747
Posted By cat

Although not a commuter, I should add that this...

Although not a commuter, I should add that this is a bike that I bought (mostly) for aesthetic reasons. Even though I bought it because I like the look, I love how it rides and it gets a lot of trail...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,747
Posted By cat

It's certainly not practical for everyone, but...

It's certainly not practical for everyone, but this is what I did. I made a list of must have items:
- Steel to help tame the roads (maybe aesthetic reasons as well)
- Ability to fit 32mm tires to...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,595
Posted By cat

Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,595
Posted By cat

Love the Unit! Here's mine, although I definitely...

Love the Unit! Here's mine, although I definitely prefer riding it on dirt over pavement.

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Forum: Commuting
08-07-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By cat

I've not used Chrome shoes before, so I'm just...

I've not used Chrome shoes before, so I'm just throwing this out there. I do like 5 10 Dirtbags. They are a similar style and have a great non-slip sole. Dirtbag...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,595
Posted By cat

Excellent! That Cannondale was my first real MTB!...

Excellent! That Cannondale was my first real MTB! I put a Manitou 2 shock on it and rode it like crazy. I think my sister may still have it in her garage.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

The ones I had were folding bead and I haven't...

The ones I had were folding bead and I haven't ridden the wire bead versions.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

I'm about 170, so not too light, but I'll put the...

I'm about 170, so not too light, but I'll put the GP4000s on my radar while I decide what to do. For now, I've put my old tires back on, but they're getting close to needing replacement.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

I went to the site and saw the same thing you...

I went to the site and saw the same thing you did; however, the sidewalls of the tires say 95 psi, so who knows...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

Good news! Since JensonUSA has a nice return...

Good news! Since JensonUSA has a nice return policy, I'll be able to return them and start my search for another set of tires.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,595
Posted By cat

Bike and Brew tour

There's about 7 folks that commute semi-regularly in my office. 4 of us decided to do a Bike and Brew tour after work yesterday. We visited 4 breweries and 1 beer bar, with about 25 miles of riding...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

I suspect that you're right and this is the...

I suspect that you're right and this is the culprit. I don't remember the width of my rim offhand, but I know that it is less than 20mm (I'll measure it when I get home later). I did check before...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

The max pressure on the Gatorskins is 95. I ran...

The max pressure on the Gatorskins is 95. I ran the 28s at 80-85 with no issues. The reason I wanted to go with a wider tire was to run a lower pressure and smooth out the ride. I'll give it a shot,...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

The beads certainly seem to be seated. I've...

The beads certainly seem to be seated. I've actually had a couple of flats (old/bad rim tape, since fixed, not the tire's fault), so they have been reset a couple of times in front. I've run them as...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,605
Posted By cat

I hate my new tires!

Just thought I'd throw that out there...

Anyhow, I picked up some new 700x32 Gatorskins a couple of weeks ago and I must say, I can't stand them...Previously, I was running 700x28 Forte Strada K...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,661
Posted By cat

If you can fit them, how about some 32mm...

If you can fit them, how about some 32mm cyclocross tires? My friend has some Richey Speedmax tires on his cross check that he uses for commuting and is really happy with them.
Ritchey Speedmax...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,595
Posted By cat

I put my bike back together last night after...

I put my bike back together last night after powder coating it OD green. Pretty happy how it turned out, so I decided to snap a couple of photos at my favorite spot on my commute home.

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Forum: Commuting
10-24-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By cat

It's a dry heat...;)

It's a dry heat...;)
Forum: Commuting
10-24-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By cat

Another vote for timbuk2. I have a large one that...

Another vote for timbuk2. I have a large one that I currently use for my commute and used to have a XS one. I'm not quite sure what happened to the small one, but I suspect my wife accidentally gave...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,107
Posted By cat

I don't have experience bike commuting in any...

I don't have experience bike commuting in any other city, but Tucson is great. There are enough commuters for people to be used to seeing bikes and infrastructure so that I can get from any part of...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 151,153
Posted By cat

Great commute this morning! Knee is feeling less...

Great commute this morning! Knee is feeling less sore (12 weeks out from ACL reconstruction) - I can stand and mash a little bit. It was calm out, but still a tad warm. The best part - Making all 18...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 151,153
Posted By cat

First commute since I tore my ACL May 17 (surgery...

First commute since I tore my ACL May 17 (surgery July 17). I've been riding around the neighborhood the past few weekends up to around 10 or 11 miles. My commute this morning was a bit more than 13...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,552
Posted By cat

1x9 here...sorry about the non-drive side pic...

1x9 here...sorry about the non-drive side pic...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,145
Posted By cat

Yep...buzzed for me as well. #1...

Yep...buzzed for me as well. #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) all around. Do it myself about every other week.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By cat

I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Commuting
03-04-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,900
Posted By cat

I have 3 bikes - Commuter (drop bar Schwinn...

I have 3 bikes - Commuter (drop bar Schwinn Slicker - 1x9) - MTB (rigid Trek Sawyer 29er - 1x9) - SS MTB (rigid singlespee KHS Solo One 26er). My weekend rides are almost always MTB rides. That...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,976
Posted By cat

Tucson, AZ - 13.5 miles to work and combo bus/4.5...

Tucson, AZ - 13.5 miles to work and combo bus/4.5 mile ride home.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,699
Posted By cat

Drops on the road for me...anything longer than 5...

Drops on the road for me...anything longer than 5 miles or so.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,124
Posted By cat

I recently went from a ~19 lb aluminum frame road...

I recently went from a ~19 lb aluminum frame road bike to a ~24 lb steel framed road bike for my 13 mile commute. I found the time difference negligible, but more comfortable. I say go for it.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By cat

Yep...me too...running and riding. Does wonders...

Yep...me too...running and riding. Does wonders to clear me out. Now, it just needs to get cold in AZ.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By cat

Farmer's blow! ...

Farmer's blow!

http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/mastering-farmers-blow
Forum: Commuting
10-25-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,459
Posted By cat

If it helps, I have a Brooks on my Schwinn. I've...

If it helps, I have a Brooks on my Schwinn. I've also tried a Torelli Tipo Uno saddle that isn't nearly as nice as the Brooks. I say buy the Brooks and enjoy it, assuming you can afford it. It's...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,591
Posted By cat

Thanks! It's a marble brown cork tape off of...

Thanks! It's a marble brown cork tape off of ebay. I'm very happy with the tape. Here is the store I got it from:
...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,481
Posted By cat

Because of this thread, I decided to get an...

Because of this thread, I decided to get an Italian Road Bike Mirror for my drop bar commuter. I got it installed and took it for a very short spin around the neighborhood. It's very stable and I...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,591
Posted By cat

A couple updates...this weekend I switched out...

A couple updates...this weekend I switched out the gold brake levers for some black Cane Creek ones, added an Italian Road Bike Mirror, switched out the 25mm tires for 28mm and removed the stickers...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,768
Posted By cat

I don't care if it rains on me on the way...

I don't care if it rains on me on the way home...usually it's a nice relief from the heat. If it's raining in the morning, I'll just drive in. That being said, it rarely rains in the mornings here...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,261
Posted By cat

I'm almost positive that I would crash and...

I'm almost positive that I would crash and burn...so no, I haven't tried it. That being said, I've seen others texting and riding.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By cat

I like that one...but it looks like it only comes...

I like that one...but it looks like it only comes in 42T? I'm looking for 46T. I'll probably go with the Vuelta Pista and a Paul chainkeeper (if necessary).

OP...sorry for taking the thread off...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By cat

I'm very happy with it. I'll be swapping out the...

I'm very happy with it. I'll be swapping out the gold brakes and crankset in a few weeks, because it don't like the gold, not that there's anything wrong with them. Other than that, I swapped the...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By cat

I think the bike I bought recently would meet...

I think the bike I bought recently would meet most of your requirements. It's the Schwinn Slicker from Nashbar. I got it shipped for $425. Nashbar seems to run about 20% off on Sundays, so check...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By cat

I would 2nd the suggestion to take a look at the...

I would 2nd the suggestion to take a look at the Nashbar steel cyclocross bike:

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_553817_-1___

Also, if you liked the Surly (Crosscheck maybe?),...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,417
Posted By cat

Great ride this morning! Upper 60s and a new PR...

Great ride this morning! Upper 60s and a new PR of 19.2mph (mostly downhill :)).
Forum: Commuting
10-06-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,481
Posted By cat

You didn't convince me on the kickstand, but it...

You didn't convince me on the kickstand, but it might order up a mirror!
Forum: Commuting
10-02-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By cat

Then she decided she really didn't need to go...

Then she decided she really didn't need to go that way anyhow. :)
Forum: Foo
10-02-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By cat

Ahh...I was wondering why I have to deal with...

Ahh...I was wondering why I have to deal with this now:
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/attachement/jpg/site1/20110313/0023ae6cf3690ee701080f.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,425
Posted By cat

Looks like about 26 lbs for the new Schwinn...

Looks like about 26 lbs for the new Schwinn Slicker with only a saddle bag with tire changing stuff. A couple pounds more than I expected...but I was more dismayed at my weight using the bathroom...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 30,040
Posted By cat

Wow! The passion!!! For the record, I don't...

Wow! The passion!!! For the record, I don't have a kickstand on any of my bikes, but don't really care what others do...

It seems like this should be a poll of some sort. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By cat

I used to commute 17 miles each way about 3-4...

I used to commute 17 miles each way about 3-4 days a week. I always enjoyed the ride in (downhill and cool), but really didn't look forward to the rides home and it would cut into family time. Now,...
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