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Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,932
Posted By Zrane

Looking at the average temps for Foster City in...

Looking at the average temps for Foster City in the winter, just get something for your ears, some light gloves, a fleece pullover and a rain shell. Maybe wear pants if you feel like it. I bust out...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By Zrane

Allergies can change and develop over time in...

Allergies can change and develop over time in people. Might be worth it to get a allergy test at some point.

As someone who's got mild to moderate allergies to everything(Cats, dogs, plants,...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,932
Posted By Zrane

Come to the southern plains. The weather changes...

Come to the southern plains. The weather changes every day. We have an almost infinite variety of awful to entertain you. :P
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,932
Posted By Zrane

Personally, I love riding in the dark. It...

Personally, I love riding in the dark. It feels...more free, somehow. Winter riding is great to me. Though I may change my tune if we have a harsher winter than we did last year.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,247
Posted By Zrane

A 40lb bag of dog food in addition to my normal...

A 40lb bag of dog food in addition to my normal pannier with a laptop and clothing in it and my empty lunchbox.

Wasn't too bad, but the load shifted a lot and almost dropped onto my deraileur. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,932
Posted By Zrane

Looking forward to it. But we don't really have...

Looking forward to it. But we don't really have winter here, just "winter".

I'll probably still use the occasional ice storm as an excuse to stay home, though.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,528
Posted By Zrane

Looking at how the rack is shaped, I think he'd...

Looking at how the rack is shaped, I think he'd need to replace it with something that has an L shaped rear support instead of the angled support for that position to work.

I think he's dealing...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Zrane

I live in a very bike unfriendly city, but my job...

I live in a very bike unfriendly city, but my job is about 5 miles away. The grocery store and a few restaurants are within a few miles as well, so I get around by bike a decent amount. I still do...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,528
Posted By Zrane

I can definitely see preferring the QL2 version...

I can definitely see preferring the QL2 version of that one. The snap on backpack strap system looks annoying.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,528
Posted By Zrane

I have a cheap rack with only 2 vertical...

I have a cheap rack with only 2 vertical supports, so I'm pretty lacking in ways I can angle the bag. By pushing it back on the rack, I've got plenty of clearance though. Overall, I've been very...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,528
Posted By Zrane

You could try putting some tube in the clip. ...

You could try putting some tube in the clip.

I'm surprised at people saying the skeleton has moved over time. I haven't had mine move and I've been using it daily for the better part of a year. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,857
Posted By Zrane

I use a Mirrcycle bar end mirror(Flat bars) but...

I use a Mirrcycle bar end mirror(Flat bars) but I've been considering a helmet mirror, as I want to get some Ergon grips. I need to experiment with helmet or glasses mounted mirrors.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,857
Posted By Zrane

I have to make a left turn across a busy 5 lane...

I have to make a left turn across a busy 5 lane road just over a on/off ramp system with service roads. I bought a mirror because it enhances my situational awareness in a busy, chaotic...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,362
Posted By Zrane

Back when I first started, I forgot my work...

Back when I first started, I forgot my work shoes. Walked around in slacks, a dress shirt and some teva sandals all day. At least it wasn't as uncomfortable as underwear.

Moral of the story is I...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 07:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,103
Posted By Zrane

I have a friend who's very low income and rides a...

I have a friend who's very low income and rides a second hand ****ty dual suspension big box MTB because he lacks a car. We were talking about riding, and he hangs on the sidewalks, salmons, rides...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,808
Posted By Zrane

My average speed had been a solid 12.0 mph for...

My average speed had been a solid 12.0 mph for the last year. Just got up to 12.1.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,634
Posted By Zrane

I think for going car free, I'd want an xtra...

I think for going car free, I'd want an xtra cycle or a Bakfiet. I saw a picture of a guy taking his cats to the vet on an xtra cycle. Just used the wide running board attachment in the rear and...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,962
Posted By Zrane

Wide, smooth tires and fenders. That's how I...

Wide, smooth tires and fenders.

That's how I roll, anyway.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Zrane

I noticed a pretty precipitous decline in my...

I noticed a pretty precipitous decline in my length strength after taking a month off due to knee pain. When I took a week vacation there wasn't much difference.

Hope you can find work soon, I...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,292
Posted By Zrane

While I see your point, I also see the OP's...

While I see your point, I also see the OP's perspective. My commute takes me through a couple of poor areas, one predominantly white and one predominantly black. I'd be... surprised I guess, if I...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 249,259
Posted By Zrane

Agreed. It's getting to work, not a crit. Buy...

Agreed. It's getting to work, not a crit. Buy what you like, what you're comfortable on and what you'll ride on every day. If that means top end, weight shaved components so be it. But I get...
06-09-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,777
Posted By Zrane

Best grocery pannier?

I don't have a long tail or anything fancy, but I need some extra carrying capacity on my bike. Currently, the only pannier I own is an Ortlieb Office Bag which isn't great for the store due to...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Zrane

I ride most days in a pair of Lee cargo shorts I...

I ride most days in a pair of Lee cargo shorts I bought from Kohl's for 20 bucks.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Zrane

Even though it has the eyelets for it, the Quick...

Even though it has the eyelets for it, the Quick frame doesn't support a rear fender well. I had to remove my front derailleur to keep the fender from rubbing the wheel. I would advise against it....
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By Zrane

Inception.

Inception.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,530
Posted By Zrane

As someone who live somewhere mostly flat, with...

As someone who live somewhere mostly flat, with high winds, I'm going to say that IMHO you're completely wrong. A strong headwind(Or anything other than directly behind you, really) is more than...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By Zrane

Along the same vein as this discussion, anyone...

Along the same vein as this discussion, anyone have any thoughts on the Jamis Bossanova? I've been considering picking one of those up.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,530
Posted By Zrane

As a fellow big guy(6'7" 270) I can tell you...

As a fellow big guy(6'7" 270) I can tell you this: Cheap wheels make life difficult. I have ****ty wheels, and they cause more problems than anything else. You can probably ride the typical L/XL...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Well, we've gone about 24 hours without it...

Well, we've gone about 24 hours without it blowing out like the last one, so it was probably something wrong with the tire. It was very strange how the tube split down the seam both times. The...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Not incredibly out of the way, I may swing over...

Not incredibly out of the way, I may swing over there sometime. I poked my head in to see what they had in Cross Bikes(Not much, season was over) but they seemed pretty cool. Tiny shop, though.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

I'll order some and test it out. The local shops...

I'll order some and test it out. The local shops don't carry anything over 32.

I ride at a higher pressure than that, but me+gear is probably in the neighborhood of 300 lbs. I like 90-100 psi. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

When I got in this morning, I was regaled with...

When I got in this morning, I was regaled with stories about how the whole office thought I'd shot myself or a computer. The guy one cube over from me is a vet. The blowout was loud enough that he...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

They don't carry them. I just bought a cheap...

They don't carry them. I just bought a cheap tire and will order another Marathon.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Took it to the shop, they said the bead had...

Took it to the shop, they said the bead had failed. One new tire later, I'm back and going.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Blowout as in sudden, explosive decompression of...

Blowout as in sudden, explosive decompression of the tube. It may be operator error, but I may have something else going on. I examined the tire pretty carefully and didn't find anything, but I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

I've been happy enough with them. A few of their...

I've been happy enough with them. A few of their guys are a little rude, but most of them are pretty cool. Reasonably speedy on the repair work.

Which shop has seemed rushed to you? Feel free...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

It is possible, I haven't had a change to inspect...

It is possible, I haven't had a change to inspect the 2nd blowout. I did go through tubes like candy when I first started fixing flats, but I think I got it correct on this one. Regardless, I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

I took it to the Bicycle Store on 122nd. I like...

I took it to the Bicycle Store on 122nd. I like Celestial Cycles more, but they seem to always be backed up 2 weeks on even small/simple repairs.

I intend to take the whole wheel/tire into them...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Apparently I should. Just no luck, this week.

Apparently I should. Just no luck, this week.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

It was about a quarter of the wheel away from the...

It was about a quarter of the wheel away from the stem. It was a straight split down the seam of the tube, not ragged like the time I had a pinch blowout from bad mounting.

I checked the tire,...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,738
Posted By Zrane

That's not going to be big enough for a laptop,...

That's not going to be big enough for a laptop, dimension wise. The widest dimension is 13", and most laptops are larger than that.

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One of the reasons I like my office bag so much is...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

I haven't taken that tire off since I got it(LBS...

I haven't taken that tire off since I got it(LBS might of when they trued the wheel though, come to think of it). Can problems like that months/hundreds of miles to show up?

Or do you mean when I...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Sorry for the delay, imgur was being difficult. ...

Sorry for the delay, imgur was being difficult. The spot where it tore starts at that little dot below the E and runs a bit out frame. No change in texture for the whole length of where it tore.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

The tire is a Schwalbe Marathon plus. The lip is...

The tire is a Schwalbe Marathon plus. The lip is still there, I think, but the surface of the rubber is rougher. I tore the strip of rubber off when I was mounting the tire back on for the last...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By Zrane

Had a blowout, should I be concerned about the tire?

Had a blowout on my ride home today along the seam of the innertube. It was bad enough that it blew the tire off the rim. But what has me really concerned is that where the tube blew out, a thin...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By Zrane

Panniers. Getting one to lug my laptop in was...

Panniers. Getting one to lug my laptop in was the best bike related purchase I've made.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By Zrane

So getting this made.

So getting this made.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,967
Posted By Zrane

Don't be afraid to cross without lights. I do it...

Don't be afraid to cross without lights. I do it several times on my ride, though sometimes it's easier with a light. You'll start to learn the traffic patterns in your area and it won't be such a...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,159
Posted By Zrane

Full fenders, all the time. Even when it's dry,...

Full fenders, all the time. Even when it's dry, there's run-off from automatic sprinklers in the morning.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,967
Posted By Zrane

No experience with getting hit, but it sounds...

No experience with getting hit, but it sounds like the other party is a stand up family. Everyone can make a mistake, and it sounds like they're doing their part to make it right.

I ride...
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