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Forum: Commuting
09-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By PaulH

Parking downtown at my office is over $3,000 per...

Parking downtown at my office is over $3,000 per year, so a $4,500 bike is chump change. Good that it has fenders, but for that much cash I want an enclosed chain, lights, and and higher handlebars.
08-01-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,087
Posted By PaulH

I like drum brakes because they work well in rain...

I like drum brakes because they work well in rain and snow and have minimal maintenance. Also, around here, the sand and salt on the road are sufficient to reduce the lifetime of rims used in daily...
07-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,638
Posted By PaulH

Agreed. The German government bans flashing bike...

Agreed. The German government bans flashing bike headlights. I use daytime running lights on my bike because it has a hub dyno, so why not. My car came with daytime running lights and I see no reason...
Forum: Touring
04-25-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,876
Posted By PaulH

For me it's a necessity. Having to either plug...

For me it's a necessity. Having to either plug the bike in or mess with batteries is more hassle than I want.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,635
Posted By PaulH

In Germany, bikes are required to have a...

In Germany, bikes are required to have a taillight. In general, I think the Germans are better at surface transportation than we are.
03-22-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,886
Posted By PaulH

I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy. I...

I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy. I get a flat every 20,000 miles or so. Exactly what benefit would I get from airless tires? When pneumatic tires were introduced in the early 20th...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By PaulH

I'm basically bike dependant. Every other way to...

I'm basically bike dependant. Every other way to get to work is slower and less convenient. My bike is a practical tool for slogging to work under all conditions, but my car is for fun and...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,358
Posted By PaulH

I've been riding in snow for nearly 60 years....

I've been riding in snow for nearly 60 years. This link on winter cycling matches my experiences:

Copenhagenize.com - Bicycle Urbanism by Design: Overcomplicating Winter Cycling - Why It's Bad...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By PaulH

I have LL Bean rain pants that I wear over my...

I have LL Bean rain pants that I wear over my pants. The work great -- the only ones that have kept me completely dry. They are good for sub freezing weather, too. Importantly, they are quick to put...
11-17-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By PaulH

I don't buy into the "cheap bike for winter...

I don't buy into the "cheap bike for winter argument." I find an IGH, full or partial chain enclosure, dynamo, fenders, drum brakes, and storage for winter clothing are all essential and add up to an...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,734
Posted By PaulH

I have Gilles Berthoud Stainless steel fenders....

I have Gilles Berthoud Stainless steel fenders. They are long-lasting, durable, and you can mount a taillight on them. I got a set of Planet Bike fenders for my daughter's bike and we both hate them...
10-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,941
Posted By PaulH

I ride the same route, to work and back, every...

I ride the same route, to work and back, every weekday, and I do it on the same bike. However, I find infinite variety in the lengthening and shortening of the day and the changing of the seasons....
10-06-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,578
Posted By PaulH

Downhill ski gloves.

Downhill ski gloves.
09-12-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By PaulH

I would never consider a bike without a...

I would never consider a bike without a chainguard, so I appreciate your position. It is possible to retrofit a chainguard, https://www.dutchbikebits.com/chainguards, but it is quite a fiddle. I...
08-24-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,236
Posted By PaulH

For me, it's pretty obvious. Any bike I commute...

For me, it's pretty obvious. Any bike I commute is has to be all-weather capable and convenient to use. That means a chain guard/chaincase, fenders, dynamo lighting, internal gears, and drum breaks...
07-24-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,978
Posted By PaulH

I ride to get to work and back and don't think...

I ride to get to work and back and don't think about other people's choices as long as they obey traffic laws and maintain situational awareness.
07-13-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By PaulH

No ride on the 4th because it is a holiday....

No ride on the 4th because it is a holiday. However, I was back on my bike on the 5th, heading to a nearly empty office. There was almost no traffic on the rides in and back.
06-25-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,096
Posted By PaulH

I think they are great -- would not ride without...

I think they are great -- would not ride without them. Mr.Tuffy and Schwalbe Marathon plus combine to make flats no longer an issue. To me, bikes are practical, daily transportation.
06-13-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,402
Posted By PaulH

Not really. It's just how I get to work. It would...

Not really. It's just how I get to work. It would be like sharing about the subway.
05-27-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,849
Posted By PaulH

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Went down to Ocracoke Island, NC for the long weekend and rented...
05-13-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,981
Posted By PaulH

This is how the world should look. Changuards,...

This is how the world should look. Changuards, fenders, decent geometry. The absolute worst thing that befell cycling was becoming a sport.
05-06-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,898
Posted By PaulH

I really like this. The people in funny clothing...

I really like this. The people in funny clothing and the e-bikers are doing the same thing -- making choices that make them go faster. It's all about what cycling means to an individual. My...
03-23-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,827
Posted By PaulH

I took the studs off several weeks ago and winter...

I took the studs off several weeks ago and winter is officially over as of a few days ago. It did come back for a last hurrah last evening on my way home from work. There was a brief period of sleet...
02-05-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 440,649
Posted By PaulH

Only one snowstorm, Then, the government was shut...

Only one snowstorm, Then, the government was shut down for a month. No job meant almost no riding. Suddenly, I was back at work, a cold snap put us into the single digits (8 F /-12 C), and the snow...
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