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05-06-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,905
Posted By irclean

http://www.o-tus.com/helmet-speakers/otus-mini-spe...

http://www.o-tus.com/helmet-speakers/otus-mini-speakers-free-shipping-in-continental-us/
05-06-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By irclean

Thanks for the encouragement, all. I do indeed...

Thanks for the encouragement, all. I do indeed have an odometer (on my cyclometer). I noticed the display was faded to almost nothing during my ride on the original post. Hopefully it just needs a...
04-30-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By irclean

Back Again!

Back in the saddle today for what might as well be the first time in almost 2 years. Real life (job, family, etc.) took priority while the bikes sat collecting dust in the garage. Managed to gain...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Nice ride! I love MEC! This gets my...

Nice ride! I love MEC!



This gets my vote as one of the best pics on BF!



Awesome accomplishment! Congratulations!
Forum: Commuting
09-22-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By irclean

I managed to fit my Alfine shifter, Ergon GP1s,...

I managed to fit my Alfine shifter, Ergon GP1s, AirZound horn, PB light, a mirror, and a cyclometer on my trekking bars.

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Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By irclean

Nice ride! Love the trekking bars, too! Run a...

Nice ride! Love the trekking bars, too! Run a cotton ball through the inside of the tire to look for slivers of glass, etc. before installing new tube.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

CenterTrack Belt Drive!

After serving 4-season duty for 2 years (including the 2010/11 Snowpocalypse (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/358843-Post-your-winter-bike-pics?p=11915818&viewfull=1#post11915818)), I...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

I like the belt drive, too. I did destroy a...

I like the belt drive, too. I did destroy a couple of aluminum rear pulleys on my Alfine 8, though. Replacements parts are easy for me to get; I source them through Spot Brand Bicycles...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 47,816
Posted By irclean

I would assume that a belt for a car would be...

I would assume that a belt for a car would be cheaper since they're made by the thousands.



I paid ~$150 CAD for parts (belt + front and rear pulleys) to upgrade my 2010 Norco Ceres...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Love your take on the Sawyer! First time I saw...

Love your take on the Sawyer! First time I saw that bike on the Trek website I thought, "Now that would look great with some skinny slicks and an IGH!" Well done! Ever consider belt drive seeing...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By irclean

The simplicity of a 1x8 setup sounds intriguing;...

The simplicity of a 1x8 setup sounds intriguing; I rarely come off the middle ring, and even then it's only ever to the big ring in top gear when speeding down the occasional hill. I can live with...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By irclean

Replacing Bottom Bracket

The BB in my trusty Schwinn hybrid is starting to creak and groan.

http://i.imgur.com/9r7jil.jpg

Rather than simply replacing it (again) I'm considering a swap for something better. My...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Nah, just a backrest. He just turned 5 so I'm...

Nah, just a backrest. He just turned 5 so I'm removing it this winter.

http://i.imgur.com/yZwOil.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Family Commute

Stopped at a local playground to give my son time to stretch his legs after doing some back-to-school shopping. Now that Mama's taking a turn at hauling the Trail-a-Bike she's starting to understand...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 07:50 PM
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By irclean

http://www.selleanatomica.com/

http://www.selleanatomica.com/
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,592
Posted By irclean

Move to Canada (we have cookies!)

Move to Canada (we have cookies!)
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Beautiful build! Jealous! :o

Beautiful build! Jealous! :o
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Simple, elegant, purposeful. I love it!

Simple, elegant, purposeful. I love it!
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

Nice build... love the mural, too!

Nice build... love the mural, too!
Forum: Commuting
06-29-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

That is simply a stunning bike! Sorry for the...

That is simply a stunning bike! Sorry for the late reply... I've been out of the commuting loop for some time.
Forum: Commuting
11-28-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By irclean

I ordered a Busch & Müller Ixon Speed fork crown...

I ordered a Busch & Müller Ixon Speed fork crown mount from Peter White for about six bucks. It's perfect for mounting any battery-powered light that would normally fit on your handlebars.

228600...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-11, 12:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,679
Posted By irclean

It's not terribly difficult, just takes a little...

It's not terribly difficult, just takes a little practice is all. My belt-driven bike has an Alfine 8, and from what I understand the 11 has been designed to make tire changes even easier.
11-15-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By irclean

Bib-Shorts for Everyday Use?

I like bib-shorts. I like them so much that I am tempted to wear them all of the time. It's so nice to not feel the need to hike up my pants every 5 seconds for fear that my butt-crack is showing....
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,352
Posted By irclean

Airzound FTW! I zip-tied a cheap water bottle...

Airzound FTW! I zip-tied a cheap water bottle cage underneath my downtube and loosely routed the line around the frame. It sure gets cager's attention!

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Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,701
Posted By irclean

I brake for hallucinations

I brake for hallucinations
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,870
Posted By irclean

After considering the same two tires I decided on...

After considering the same two tires I decided on the Schwalbes. Deciding factors included MW's 4 rows of studs vs. 2 for the W106s, the reflective stripe, and the reported lack of rolling...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,189
Posted By irclean

Luckily for me, the frame fades to black and ties...

Luckily for me, the frame fades to black and ties in with the Surly fork nicely. Since the pic I've ditched the dorky-looking frame & seat bags for some matching pieces, but left the hitch on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,489
Posted By irclean

I dunno about that... last year here in London we...

I dunno about that... last year here in London we got 200 cm (79 inches) of snow just from Dec. 5th to the 9th, and we're just down the road apiece from T.O.

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That's...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,189
Posted By irclean

A huge difference... of course it replaced the...

A huge difference... of course it replaced the cheap OE suspension fork so that was to be expected! :D
10-06-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By irclean

Mounting the Schwalbes on the rim should pose no...

Mounting the Schwalbes on the rim should pose no problem; the issue is gonna be clearance. Since fenders are a must-have for winter commuting clearance becomes an even bigger issue. FWIW one of my...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By irclean

+1 ...

+1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIe46jSB5kA&feature=player_embedded#!

http://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categories/bicycle-bike-pannier-rack/arkel-randonneur-rack.html?noredirect=1
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,189
Posted By irclean

I have yet to enjoy a full glass of Surly...

I have yet to enjoy a full glass of Surly Kool-Aid, but I did get a sip (note forks):

http://i.imgur.com/ZEDQMl.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,451
Posted By irclean

Congrats on the new ride! It looks sharp with...

Congrats on the new ride! It looks sharp with the Brooks saddle and grips. :thumb:



The Ceres has been discontinued for 2012, and Norco appears to have given up on belt-drive bikes for the...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,489
Posted By irclean

My city is good about plowing after a snowfall,...

My city is good about plowing after a snowfall, but I will not consider riding without my studded tires once the mercury dips below freezing.
10-05-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By irclean

I don't really know what constitutes the "hybrid"...

I don't really know what constitutes the "hybrid" aspects of my bike, but I got rid of the suspension seatpost and forks, swapped the riser bars and adjustable stem for some trekking bars and a rigid...
10-05-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By irclean

FWIW I think the Townie would be just fine for...

FWIW I think the Townie would be just fine for winter commuting. Slap some studded tires and fenders on that sucker and have at 'er!
09-29-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By irclean

Whoa... and I thought that my garage was crowded...

Whoa... and I thought that my garage was crowded with bikes! I can't wait to show this pic to my wife to justify why I need another bike! :D

But seriously, I organize my garage in much the same...
09-28-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436
Posted By irclean

Trekking bars FTW! ...

Trekking bars FTW!

http://i.imgur.com/pryP2l.jpg

Of course, Ergon GC3s are pretty cool too!

http://i.imgur.com/rPTsel.jpg
09-28-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By irclean

AFAIK there's no such thing as a 27" studded...

AFAIK there's no such thing as a 27" studded tire, so that argument is moot. You can read threads on this sub-forum at your leisure for a wealth of information about winter cycling.
09-25-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By irclean

iBert safe-T-seat (http://www.ibertinc.com/),...

iBert safe-T-seat (http://www.ibertinc.com/), Kettler Flipper (http://www.kettlerusa.com/bikes/child-carriers/3844), or Topeak BabySeat II...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,155,170
Posted By irclean

^^^Classy! :thumb:

^^^Classy! :thumb:
09-22-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,508
Posted By irclean

FWIW, one of my bikes had a threaded headset...

FWIW, one of my bikes had a threaded headset labeled "25.4", which I originally assumed mean the headset diameter. It turns out that it instead referred to the stem diameter that would fit into the...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,740
Posted By irclean

I think the Conquest Classic's successor, the...

I think the Conquest Classic's successor, the Metro Classic (http://www.redlinebicycles.com/bikes/commute/2012-metro-classic), is drop-dead sexy in orange (I also love the gumwall tires and matching...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By irclean

A lycra skullcap is enough on all but the coldest...

A lycra skullcap is enough on all but the coldest of days, and on those days I use an Outdoor Research Ninjaclava.

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or-gear/headwear/balaclavas/ninjaclava.html
09-19-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By irclean

I would be tempted to try the SKS or Hebie...

I would be tempted to try the SKS or Hebie offerings, but the simplicity of that Kool-Stop product appeals to me. I just hope that the molded channel for the crank arm gives me enough clearance. ...
09-18-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By irclean

Usually the only riding that I do with my son is...

Usually the only riding that I do with my son is recreational. Sometimes we run errands together, sure, but mostly just joyriding. OTOH, most of my winter riding is commuting back and forth to work...
09-18-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By irclean

Looking for Chainguard

I would like to put a chaiguard on my Shimano Tourney (FC-TY30) MTB cranks to protect my pant leg from the chain. I tried a generic plastic model but it didn't fit, and I didn't really care for the...
09-18-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,789
Posted By irclean

I recently did two rigid fork swaps: ...

I recently did two rigid fork swaps:

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