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Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By RoadKill

In about 2 years time span around 1990ish when I...

In about 2 years time span around 1990ish when I was in Jr High, I broke my 10 speed MTB frame twice and had it replaced under warranty. The first time my dad helped with the frame swap but the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By RoadKill

What he said. And to add to it you need to make...

What he said.
And to add to it you need to make sure the parts you get will all work together and with your frame. Unless you are pretty good at wrenching on your own stuff and just want a fun...
06-22-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By RoadKill

People have many different thoughts on this, but...

People have many different thoughts on this, but I feel better on a frame that a major manufacturer feels good enough about to put their name on it. If a Specialized frame fails spectacularly for no...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By RoadKill

Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly...

Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly recommend. I had one and your comment really nails it. I loved it on my AWOL but the frame cracked and the Diverge Specialized is sending doesn't have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By RoadKill

For me bike commuting started out as something to...

For me bike commuting started out as something to do for fun and make me feel better about not ever going to the gym. I also still have my car because I commute about 50%, and as a result I've...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By RoadKill

Occasionally on the canal paths there are a...

Occasionally on the canal paths there are a couple smaller dogs that will chase me a hundred yards or so, but they turn back and go home so not much to do there. But I did once come across a boxer...
05-26-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By RoadKill

Shimano CG-R is really nice but may only be...

Shimano CG-R is really nice but may only be available in 27.2mm. It's not heavy like the thud buster and has so far survived 4500 miles of my 250lbs including bouncing down plenty of rocky trails...
05-25-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By RoadKill

LBS has confirmed Specialized is swapping a...

LBS has confirmed Specialized is swapping a complete Diverge for my AWOL, I guess it's because they don't really offer anything comparable and wheels (QR vs 12mm) would be a big expense that I...
05-21-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By RoadKill

I'm considering this, but my thought was that if...

I'm considering this, but my thought was that if I could find another bike that I really want and am more enthusiastic about then I could request a smaller frame Diverge that will be quicker to sell...
05-21-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By RoadKill

Thanks for the comments. My "offroad" is that I...

Thanks for the comments.
My "offroad" is that I have an alternate commute path with some pretty aggressive rocky singletrack. It's full on MTB stuff but on a loaded up commuter with no suspension...
05-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By RoadKill

Offroad capable commuter for tall rider

Background is that I have an XL Specialized AWOL elite with front/rear racks, fenders, dynamo hub with headlight and tail light that I use for commuting and offroad excursions on pretty rough...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By RoadKill

Maybe you can pack an oral thermometer to show as...

Maybe you can pack an oral thermometer to show as evidence because your core temp shouldn't be out of whack.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,764
Posted By RoadKill

Thanks for posting the link, now that I clicked...

Thanks for posting the link, now that I clicked it about 3/4 of all advertising I see in facebook is for this thing.
Thankfully I went to etrailer.com the other day so my targeted advertising here...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By RoadKill

Very good. I was concerned when I read the title...

Very good. I was concerned when I read the title as "accidental communist", and prefer the ending to the story where you commute instead of becoming a commie.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By RoadKill

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to...

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to bikes back when I lived in the Springs.
s that Quail Lake? Back in the 90's I worked just up the hill at Quantum in the old Cray building.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By RoadKill

Definitely a good skill to have is to be able to...

Definitely a good skill to have is to be able to ride up a curb. You can get learn the skills Russ Roth described just riding around and practicing them individually. Just pull up to get the front...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By RoadKill

I never actually tried using strava to make my...

I never actually tried using strava to make my route to work but you're right, it's dead on.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By RoadKill

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think...

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think it was about 11 or 12 mph. I always beat their times.
For example, my commute home is shown on Google Maps to be about 43 minutes, The slowest I do...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By RoadKill

It never works out to be blowing the right...

It never works out to be blowing the right direction, but in the unlikely event that it does work out you could set some serious speed records.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By RoadKill

Most of the reviews on their page are 5 stars...

Most of the reviews on their page are 5 stars everything is great, or 4 stars it's great but has a little slop. I personally feel that the tiniest slop would completely ruin it for me, just a guess...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By RoadKill

I've never heard of seatylock but I kind of like...

I've never heard of seatylock but I kind of like it. Also because I'm pretty tall and my seat post is maxed out this might get me another half to one inch of effective post length.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 159,773
Posted By RoadKill

Disappointingly it's only $13.99 new from MAC. ...

Disappointingly it's only $13.99 new from MAC. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 159,773
Posted By RoadKill

This morning I found a needle nose pliers in the...

This morning I found a needle nose pliers in the road while stopped at a light. It doesn't seem to have been run over too many times and the hinge isn't sloppy. This one's a keeper....
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By RoadKill

I doubt renters insurance would cover damage you...

I doubt renters insurance would cover damage you do to a car, likely it would have to come out of your own pocket.
The driver could use their uninsured/underinsured coverage but the insurance...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,429
Posted By RoadKill

I have a530 on my commuter for past 10 years or...

I have a530 on my commuter for past 10 years or so. Most of my riding is on the spd side and I rarely have difficulty getting in because they really do fall to the same orientation every time. When I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By RoadKill

I had been sharing all my videos of inattentive...

I had been sharing all my videos of inattentive or aggressive motorists creating potentially hazardous situations on social media with the hopes that at the very least my non-cycling friends would...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By RoadKill

Here I am in Phoenix getting ready to ride home...

Here I am in Phoenix getting ready to ride home and it's only a very slight amount closer to dark than this time last week. This week my conference calls with California all got their schedules...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,970
Posted By RoadKill

I do the leaf crunching thing too, also I sing or...

I do the leaf crunching thing too, also I sing or whistle whatever horrible song happens to be stuck in my head. I also weave left to right pretty aggressively (when safe to do so) just to hear the...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By RoadKill

I'd make it only steps and nothing more. If you...

I'd make it only steps and nothing more. If you put any sort of ramp then "that guy" will somehow hurt himself doing something stupid and sue you, not to mention all the ADA social justice warriors...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,934
Posted By RoadKill

What are the local laws regarding lights? Most if...

What are the local laws regarding lights? Most if not all of Phoenix and its suburbs require front light and at least a rear reflector, and generally it seems that most people do have some lighting...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 159,773
Posted By RoadKill

Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground....

Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground. He was docile enough that I was able to ride around with no incident but he did glare at me a bit....
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,048
Posted By RoadKill

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire...

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, and multi-tool in an old water bottle. Cleaner than leaving them loose in the pannier and easy to swap between bikes.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By RoadKill

If you decide on the Cycliq route I just got this...

If you decide on the Cycliq route I just got this $100 off promo from them in my email.
I've had the first version of Fly6 since right after it came out, it's finally starting to fail and I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,865
Posted By RoadKill

I have the bar end incredibell and don't...

I have the bar end incredibell and don't particularly care for it because it gets in the way when I want to use the bottom of the drops. I need to come up with something different.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,107
Posted By RoadKill

I haven't tried the blue Bontrager tubeless...

I haven't tried the blue Bontrager tubeless sealant but on my MTB tubeless setup I use the regular Bontrager sealant. I find a huge advantage of it over Stan's is that when the Bontrager dries it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By RoadKill

Leave your shoes at work and that will take care...

Leave your shoes at work and that will take care of where to put the battery.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,348
Posted By RoadKill

My commute is 35 minutes each way and being at...

My commute is 35 minutes each way and being at opposite ends of the day there is enough recovery time that I don't ever burn or tan. I'm sure a dermatologist would tell me that I should cover up...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 159,773
Posted By RoadKill

I found some birth control / STD prevention...

I found some birth control / STD prevention devices today. I make a reasonable living and can afford my own so I left them for the next guy who might be a little less fortunate....
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By RoadKill

If you get a flat, find a good tree to sit under...

If you get a flat, find a good tree to sit under and if you're lucky then find one with grass.
I've changed a flat in over 110 and every minute counts, after about 10 minutes of sitting the rage...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By RoadKill

If you have your own work space then get a small...

If you have your own work space then get a small fan to place under your desk. And under the desk really is the best place. It gives the best airflow and is quieter to not annoy the people around you.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By RoadKill

I'm in Phoenix and my commute is about 8 miles...

I'm in Phoenix and my commute is about 8 miles each way. I've ridden home in temps up to 117, but generally won't take the bike if it's going to be over 115. My usual wardrobe is a regular pair of...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,660
Posted By RoadKill

Most of my water bottles are basic bottles that...

Most of my water bottles are basic bottles that were free from various events that some bike shop or manufacturer sponsored. My newest water bottle is about 5 years old and all of look like they just...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By RoadKill

You don't need all new cycling gear for the ride...

You don't need all new cycling gear for the ride home. I hang up shorts and shirt in my cube to dry through the day and re-wear for ride home, never stinky because it started out clean and dry in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,889
Posted By RoadKill

Stuff I put in the basket would shake and rattle,...

Stuff I put in the basket would shake and rattle, but the basket to rack interface is a pretty solid.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,889
Posted By RoadKill

Topeak rack has a nice attachment system for...

Topeak rack has a nice attachment system for their baskets, panniers, trunks etc. to attach to their racks. The basket just slides on to the rack and locks in. It's great if you want to occasionally...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,576
Posted By RoadKill

Do car drivers hate you enough that you have had...

Do car drivers hate you enough that you have had to take evasive action from cars chasing you into parking lots and such? It just seems that you've put a lot of thought in to this.
I've thought...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,576
Posted By RoadKill

There isn't much you can do to actively stop...

There isn't much you can do to actively stop somebody in a car who comes up from behind and is intentionally trying to run you off the road. Even if you were packing a gun for self defense, good luck...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 159,773
Posted By RoadKill

I found a masonry drill bit in the bike lane last...

I found a masonry drill bit in the bike lane last week, anybody need to drill holes in their driveway?...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,019
Posted By RoadKill

My experience in Phoenix summer (and I'm sure in...

My experience in Phoenix summer (and I'm sure in GA where the original poster is from) even riding slow the entire ride isn't going to stop the sweat. When it's 90 and humid a 7am even the most...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,297
Posted By RoadKill

I participated once and felt like most of the...

I participated once and felt like most of the participants were there more to annoy drivers than to just raise awareness, or maybe raise awareness by intentionally annoying drivers. Either way, it...
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