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Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Archwhorides

The Curana fenders are very light, are designed...

The Curana fenders are very light, are designed to be easibly removable, and they were originally too delicate for my daily pounding.

My rear fender rattled around like crazy from the start and...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Archwhorides

My commute is a 20 mile RT, 1/3 on bikeway, 2/3...

My commute is a 20 mile RT, 1/3 on bikeway, 2/3 on urban streets, with few hills or climbs; my 8 gears are more than enough for this. I have ridden the AC01 30+ miles on hilly rural roads, and it is...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Archwhorides

Battery in leatherette pannier I presume? ...

Battery in leatherette pannier I presume? Independent of discussion about the "rightness" or "wrongness" of e-bikes, there is no denying the sheer technical and esthetic genius of this vehicle. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Archwhorides

Those Schindelhauer cycles are damn sexy. As...

Those Schindelhauer cycles are damn sexy.

As for your BMC questions:

AC02 is a little heavier (by 1.4 KG) and more dull-feeling than the AC01. On the other hand, it accommodates a larger 35MM...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Archwhorides

buy Cube, swap out the shifter?

buy Cube, swap out the shifter?
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Archwhorides

cheers! truth be told I sold the car and plowed...

cheers! truth be told I sold the car and plowed the return into urban bikes
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Archwhorides

OK I'll bite here: Breezer Beltway vs. BMC...

OK I'll bite here:

Breezer Beltway vs. BMC AC01:

Beltway: Heavier by a number of pounds, longer wheelbase (stable and more dull-feeling), more practical with bosses and plenty of clearances...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,378
Posted By Archwhorides

27.5 is the same as 650b, so you have a couple...

27.5 is the same as 650b, so you have a couple options for studded:

Nokian makes a 650b studded tire, the A10, available at Peter White Cycles in New Hampshire: Peter White Studded Tire Page ...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 17,082
Posted By Archwhorides

If I lived in the south I could afford to be a...

If I lived in the south I could afford to be a technology purist on my commutes. I commute year around and I like working *just* as hard in the winter-time when I'm riding heavy tires with studs. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 17,082
Posted By Archwhorides

There is a steam-punk cool to the old moto...

There is a steam-punk cool to the old moto goggles. This one isn't bad either.

...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,859
Posted By Archwhorides

Just catching up with this discussion, here's a...

Just catching up with this discussion, here's a picture of the Velotoze MTB cover on my hybrid shoe in warmer weather. It really has been my savior in all wet conditions. The short version I have...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,378
Posted By Archwhorides

I liken my studs on dry pavement to a mobile meat...

I liken my studs on dry pavement to a mobile meat grinder. It's so noisy on the downhills that pedestrians step aside far in advance of my arrival.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,378
Posted By Archwhorides

Studs are absolutely effective unless you are...

Studs are absolutely effective unless you are making hard turns on ice or riding on rutted refrozen ice. My commute is too tense if I'm riding 3-season tires on ice; I like the peace of mind that...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Archwhorides

I used trailer hitch nuts to mount an Ortleib Fly...

I used trailer hitch nuts to mount an Ortleib Fly rack to the rear axle of the AC01. https://www.thule.com/en-us/accessories/thule-internal-hub-hitch-adapter-sram-_-20100798 I carry a small crescent...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Archwhorides

I gave my Breezer Beltway to my son in California...

I gave my Breezer Beltway to my son in California a couple years ago - assume it is still fine. I upgraded to a BMC Alpinchallenge AC01 belt drive with Alfine 8.IGH, which is a reliable and fun ride.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Archwhorides

I used the Office bag for five years straight and...

I used the Office bag for five years straight and it is bomber and still in fine condition. I have semi-retired it because it's larger and heavier than I need on a general basis, so I have been using...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,166
Posted By Archwhorides

Seems like you put a stake in that zombie...

Seems like you put a stake in that zombie discussion, thanks buddy.
Replies: 47
Views: 12,193
Posted By Archwhorides

The R2 certainly, but so would the Brooks C17 and...

The R2 certainly, but so would the Brooks C17 and C17A cutout "vegan" saddles, which do not need breaking in - fairly firm and comfortable to start, fairly firm and comfortable for years.

I like...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archwhorides

Safest line is to hold your line (avoid being...

Safest line is to hold your line (avoid being doored) and hold your fire (i.e. no fingers). When I pull up to cars (at the next light usually), I beam my headlight at them to get their attention and...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,859
Posted By Archwhorides

Hating rain is a good excuse to buy better rain...

Hating rain is a good excuse to buy better rain gear.
01-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 880,407
Posted By Archwhorides

The Budnitz Model E snaps the battery and motor...

The Budnitz Model E snaps the battery and motor into the down tube (mid-drive), removable to ride without assist. Alfine 8 speed IGH in the rear. Weight is 38lbs before fenders/rack. Expected...
01-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By Archwhorides

This thread and the freakish 67F weather are...

This thread and the freakish 67F weather are inspiring me to wash down my commuter today. That and the nice opportunity to smoke a cigar in the warm sun.
Replies: 47
Views: 12,193
Posted By Archwhorides

I just received the R2 saddle I ordered in June...

I just received the R2 saddle I ordered in June and have high hopes for its comfort and longevity. It does appear to be well-made. I'm curious to see how it stacks up with the C17 Carved that I've...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,859
Posted By Archwhorides

I just did similar: ebike with studs for winter...

I just did similar: ebike with studs for winter slogging.

I too am a purist about having fun while riding.
01-06-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 880,407
Posted By Archwhorides

First days out on the new Budnitz Model E with...

First days out on the new Budnitz Model E with Fazua/Gates drivetrain and 45Nrth Gravdal studded tires
...
01-06-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,525
Posted By Archwhorides

For me the point of having two winter bikes is to...

For me the point of having two winter bikes is to have one with studded tires and one without. Today was clear and 25F; riding with slicks was dreamy.
01-04-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By Archwhorides

I've had great experience with the Gates/Alfine...

I've had great experience with the Gates/Alfine drive train on my winter commuters for the past five years, and no problems with hydraulic brakes, but it doesn't go below zero in my town like it does...
01-04-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By Archwhorides

When the temperature goes below 15F, I wear the...

When the temperature goes below 15F, I wear the same lobster claw mittens I use for snowboarding, and add a silk liner below zero. The trigger index finger is great with the rapidfire shifter on my...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,859
Posted By Archwhorides

I feel lucky because it's too expensive to park...

I feel lucky because it's too expensive to park where I work, and public transit takes too long (and is also somewhat expensive), so I have one more incentive to stay on the bike in all conditions...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,149,195
Posted By Archwhorides

Budnitz e-assist bike arrived just in time for...

Budnitz e-assist bike arrived just in time for New Years. I set it up for my winter commuting with 45Nrth studded tires and a rubber Selle Anatomica saddle.
...
01-01-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,464
Posted By Archwhorides

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would...

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would add belt drive, IGH rear hub, and some sex appeal (I want an integrated-looking bike, not a rolling parts-shop). The Fazua mid-drive has arrived in the...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By Archwhorides

Those EH500s look pretty sweet, I'm going to...

Those EH500s look pretty sweet, I'm going to check em out.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By Archwhorides

2019 was a pretty solid year with some soft...

2019 was a pretty solid year with some soft victories:

My household reduced to one car and increased by one commuter bike
Rode over 5,000 commuting miles as previous years
No accidents or...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 17,082
Posted By Archwhorides

I have a 10 mile commute downtown, which I enjoy...

I have a 10 mile commute downtown, which I enjoy daily on my hybrid commuter, except in the following conditions:

Cold weather with frozen precip requiring studs, which turns my ride home into an...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Archwhorides

The added reflectivity of that helmet cover seems...

The added reflectivity of that helmet cover seems like a good thing, but I'm also curious why a softshell skull cap that covers the ears wouldn't be most effective for the task. Softshell bike cap...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,638
Posted By Archwhorides

When is a square not a square? ...

When is a square not a square?
https://images.app.goo.gl/fYonfjArsDvtgYZ39
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,151
Posted By Archwhorides

I ran a stop sign once while eating a hot dog. ...

I ran a stop sign once while eating a hot dog. The mustard was spot on but the relish was so-so, could have done without it
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,151
Posted By Archwhorides

I yield to the legality of cyclists riding in...

I yield to the legality of cyclists riding in Latvian cross-walks.



This is a solid urban cycling rulebook. Now is it illegal to ride a bicycle while partially intoxicated? If so, I am...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,151
Posted By Archwhorides

Been there, done that (opposite side though)....

Been there, done that (opposite side though). There were about 30 onlookers at the time. :rolleyes:

Then again, later on I injured my right ankle in a fall and couldn't put weight on it, so...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,151
Posted By Archwhorides

Simply 100% true. Cyclists who are on their bike...

Simply 100% true. Cyclists who are on their bike in a cross-walk and who expect others to yield for them are either ignorant or ass-hats.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,151
Posted By Archwhorides

Precisely. This is why I never run pedestrian...

Precisely. This is why I never run pedestrian crosswalks when they are occupied.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,885
Posted By Archwhorides

I subscribe precisely to Falkon 's principles as...

I subscribe precisely to Falkon 's principles as described above. The three things that I would add:



I find a balaclava too warm in temps above 12F. I find that a polyester bandana over my...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By Archwhorides

LOL, your posts make me realize what a grinder I...

LOL, your posts make me realize what a grinder I am in bad weather. There might be a winter business opportunity for you to send daily motivational texts to us cycle commuter grinders, or writing...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By Archwhorides

I feel blessed that during rush hour, riding my...

I feel blessed that during rush hour, riding my 16 km to work is faster than driving, which helps my motivation a lot during poor weather. It's also a bonus that there are a lot of breakfast...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 17,082
Posted By Archwhorides

My pedal assist e- cycle is on order, I'm looking...

My pedal assist e- cycle is on order, I'm looking forward to having the extra push when I'm pedaling a 4 row studded tire uphill after a long workday through Boston slush and snow.

I think the new...
11-09-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,464
Posted By Archwhorides

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would...

This is my list of needs precisely, and I would add belt drive, IGH rear hub, and some sex appeal (I want an integrated-looking bike, not a rolling parts-shop). The Fazua mid-drive has arrived in...
Forum: Northeast
10-31-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,608
Views: 974,848
Posted By Archwhorides

Sh*t, so sorry to hear this, healing thoughts!

Sh*t, so sorry to hear this, healing thoughts!
Forum: Northeast
10-31-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8,608
Views: 974,848
Posted By Archwhorides

Nice dinner with my son in Kendall Sq tonight,...

Nice dinner with my son in Kendall Sq tonight, crazy tailwind home 😺
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,847
Posted By Archwhorides

Indeed, the sonic aspect of IGH with trigger...

Indeed, the sonic aspect of IGH with trigger shifters is very satisfying. With the very quiet belt drive, the sound of the trigger shifter while downshifting is even more distinctive, lets other...
10-26-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,480
Posted By Archwhorides

NEWS FLASH: 45nrth now has a Gravdal 650b x 38mm...

NEWS FLASH: 45nrth now has a Gravdal 650b x 38mm tire: https://45nrth.com/products/gravdal_650
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