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10-14-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By BobbyG

Racked with Frustration...

I finally wrote an email to my credit union about the lack of a bike rack at my local branch.

What prompted me? The disappearance of a bike rack at a local Walmart I like to ride to.

In each...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By BobbyG

You got it. Also what Korina said, you are...

You got it. Also what Korina said, you are starting out fit and healthy, and that does count for something.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By BobbyG

My issue is not numbness, it's tenderness, and it...

My issue is not numbness, it's tenderness, and it has been a slowly progressing problem for more than just biking.

Thanks for suggesting the Jones bar; it does have its fans, and I had considered...
10-13-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,143
Posted By BobbyG

There are disposable plastic matress bags that...

There are disposable plastic matress bags that should last a few uses before they need to be replaced. Back when I left my bike out doors I used inexpensive grill covers as a bike cover. Some have...
10-13-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know if they clear the paths here in...

I don't know if they clear the paths here in Colorado Springs, I take the streets.

But in the central and south end of the Springs we only get half the snow Denver gets...if that.

I know that...
10-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By BobbyG

I ride with a rain cape. It doesn't keep me 100%...

I ride with a rain cape. It doesn't keep me 100% dry, but it keeps me more comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By BobbyG

Studs On!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x1280/1012191048x_edited_817d87497005944c7085f12223dfd2aa27938baf.jpg
Had a little snow last Thursday, so I mounted my Nokian Suomi W-106...
10-13-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By BobbyG

Raptor1956 I ride for fitness and cardio. Target...

Raptor1956 I ride for fitness and cardio. Target weights are okay as a ball-park goal, but they don't tell the whole fitness story. Assuming you feel good and strong, I would keep doing what you've...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By BobbyG

I did until two weeks ago. ...

I did until two weeks ago.

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I'm 57. Sometime in my 40s the straight bar became...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By BobbyG

The wife and I wish we could, but in the...

The wife and I wish we could, but in the meantime...
(just put drop-bars on this bike and am waiting for snow and ice!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVXy-fRk6l8
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not sure this is what you had in mind, but I...

I'm not sure this is what you had in mind, but I tend to remember incidents along my routes.

The pleasant incidents may be wildlife sightings, encounters with friends, people enjoying themselves...
10-11-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By BobbyG

I should have googled bikeforums first (which I...

I should have googled bikeforums first (which I usually do). This has been discussed many times. No need for further comments.
10-11-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By BobbyG

Problem Swapping Wheelsets?...

---How much of a problem would the chain/gear interface be between wheel sets?

For the last few winters I've been putting studded snow tires on my old 26" 7-speed MTB-commuter and using it as a...
10-11-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By BobbyG

Kol Hakavod! I have driven on that highway a few...

Kol Hakavod! I have driven on that highway a few times and it is steep! Too steep for the 993cc Ford Fiesta I tried up it in 1983. Since my last visit over 10 years ago, there has been a big...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By BobbyG

Teenage Mutant Ninja Salmon

Teenage Mutant Ninja Salmon
10-10-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,305
Posted By BobbyG

I have caled in two MUP fires in 27 years, both 2...

I have caled in two MUP fires in 27 years, both 2 years ago, and near homeless camps. I also ride with an AirZound. But I've never picked up a wheel-sucker. Either I'm too fast...or (more likely)...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By BobbyG

I like to mount a flasher on the front fork to...

I like to mount a flasher on the front fork to let the light dance off the spokes (in addition to reflectors).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DalL-RFrZL8

Last year I added monkey lights and LED...
10-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,170
Posted By BobbyG

I've commute and have been using a rain cape for...

I've commute and have been using a rain cape for a couple of years, plus fenders, with a very long front fender with a graze the ground flap. I still get damp through persperation and rain, but it...
10-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,555
Posted By BobbyG

I've been skiing twice since moving to Colorado...

I've been skiing twice since moving to Colorado in 1992. Once downhill, and then once cross-country.

Cross-country skiing was better because once you fall it's over; where as falling during...
10-06-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By BobbyG

I'd be interested in this feature. Will check it...

I'd be interested in this feature. Will check it out next time I need a pump.

Thanks for the report on pumps because as you said"

"...floor pumps aren't particularly glamorous, but to me they...
10-06-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By BobbyG

Kids on Bikes Find Missing At Risk Person...

https://www.katc.com/news/national-news/when-an-elderly-woman-went-missing-these-four-junior-detectives-sprang-into-action-and-saved-the-day

They still may have been able to find her on foot, but...
10-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By BobbyG

Putting the Brakes on a Mid-Life Love Affair...

OMG, I have fallen in love with my 22-year-old Nishiki Blazer mountain bike!

And I just put secondary brake levers on it myself!
...
10-04-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute, so for my weekend rides I pick...

I mostly commute, so for my weekend rides I pick one of the bikes I haven't been riding. If it rains, that means one with fenders, if there's snow or ice that means the snowbike, even if I've ridden...
10-03-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By BobbyG

There is a winter cycling subforum here... ...

There is a winter cycling subforum here...
https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/
And you can Google "bikeforums.net winter cycling clothing".

I've been commuting year round for 27 years...
10-02-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By BobbyG

Studded snow tires... ...

Studded snow tires...
https://youtu.be/ViMfZ6VAapU
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By BobbyG

I've been carrying my backpack to work like this...

I've been carrying my backpack to work like this for almost 20 years...
https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
10-01-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,233
Posted By BobbyG

Glad you were okay. This is so scary, because I...

Glad you were okay. This is so scary, because I have lost attentiveness a few times over the years and found myself in harm's way, but not quite so close.
10-01-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,233
Posted By BobbyG

When the head is ready, the branch will appear......

When the head is ready, the branch will appear...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXUxpjzaCo
09-30-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By BobbyG

If you have adequate lights then your helmet...

If you have adequate lights then your helmet lights just need to be "be seen" lights. A 180-degree or greater in the back, and a 180-dregree light in the front. Actually a 360-dregree light on top...
09-29-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks, I found a used pair on ebay for 14...

Thanks, I found a used pair on ebay for 14 bucks....but they were for a smaller br diameter. Mine are 26mm.

Plus I had already purchased a pair of new Tektro units for $19.95. Many comments...
09-28-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By BobbyG

Thank you everybody!

Thank you everybody!
09-28-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By BobbyG

Inline/Interrupters for Long-Pull V-Brakes?

TL/DR: I want to add inline/interrupter brakes to the uppers. Do they need to be V-brake compatible?

(I searched BF and didn't find a concise or definitive answer.)

I recently converted my old...
09-28-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By BobbyG

Sweet!

Sweet!
09-28-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By BobbyG

Here's the photo: ...

Here's the photo:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/nqoy6uo_7db658046e67ecf42f15d21b95354f1682572830.jpg
https://imgur.com/a/6SatY1n
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By BobbyG

No, that is new to me. Thanks for pointing it...

No, that is new to me. Thanks for pointing it out!

Took a quick look, neither lanes show up yet. South Janitell, south of Circle and Chelton between Fountain and Airport.

But still a good...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By BobbyG

I've got video in my helmet cam waiting to be...

I've got video in my helmet cam waiting to be edited.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By BobbyG

Cheering on New Bike Lanes...

I'm in colorado springs.

A few months ago I discovered a trail had been paved and upgraded which allowed me to combine a route to my daughter's with an old portion of a current route.

My "new"...
09-27-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By BobbyG

https://youtu.be/LfMilemL3Kc

https://youtu.be/LfMilemL3Kc
09-27-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By BobbyG

Did you get Schrader or Presta valves? (Or being...

Did you get Schrader or Presta valves? (Or being an older model Dunlop/Woods?)

Just kidding...all the best for a complete recovery and the best possible outcome!
09-27-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,555
Posted By BobbyG

Nope. https://youtu.be/DToJD-k166E

Nope.
https://youtu.be/DToJD-k166E
09-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

Your second paragraph sounds like a Ken Nordine...

Your second paragraph sounds like a Ken Nordine Word Jazz recitation.
09-25-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By BobbyG

Two WEEKS? I commute most days and I get BADS...

Two WEEKS?
I commute most days and I get BADS after two DAYS off the bike.
09-25-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By BobbyG

I assume "bike sharing". I believe bike rentals...

I assume "bike sharing". I believe bike rentals are the traditional method...go to a bike shop, rent a bike for a set amount of time, return it to bike shop. Bike and scooter shares are the more...
09-24-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By BobbyG

Here's the first ride in to work with the new...

Here's the first ride in to work with the new drop bars:
https://youtu.be/KatyQBcmyDw

C'mon snow!
09-24-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By BobbyG

Behind the rack above the rear fender there is a...

Behind the rack above the rear fender there is a small black pouch with a velcro tab. In it are two black re-usable grocery bags that fit the baskets so I can carry any kind of bag or loose item...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By BobbyG

Hoping for the best possible outcome for you. ...

Hoping for the best possible outcome for you. Please get a second or third opinion (or more). It looks like there are treatments for PVD. Of course every case is different.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By BobbyG

I had a trailer hitch bike rack on my Mustang in...

I had a trailer hitch bike rack on my Mustang in the 80s & 90s. I had a trunk-muont rack on my Subaru in the 2000s and early 2010s. I now have a Nissan Rogue and lay the bike in the back (drive...
09-22-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By BobbyG

Count Me As One of the Converted...

I converted my 1997 Nishiki Blazer 3x7 straight-bar MTB commuter to drop-bars today.

In my mid 40's I began developing "crampy hands". Back then this was my only bike and I added inboard bar ends...
09-21-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By BobbyG

+1000

+1000
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By BobbyG

mcours2006 I felt that unpleasant bitter taste of...

mcours2006 I felt that unpleasant bitter taste of sudden adrenaline just seeing the words "ninja salmon". I know exactly how you feel...especially on a busy street's narrow bike lane with arrows...
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