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09-12-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By jade408

I have this one. It’s not vintage, but it is...

I have this one. It’s not vintage, but it is super practical. The collapsibility is awesome.

https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/stack-folding-helmet
09-12-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By jade408

I hade this one and it got stolen. :(

I hade this one and it got stolen. :(
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,117
Posted By jade408

I used to commute with a fake-o dutch bike - a...

I used to commute with a fake-o dutch bike - a Public step-through. I found it challenging for my small hills - and actively avoided the larger ones.

Without a long drawn out story - I ended up...
08-27-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,985
Posted By jade408

In a crosswalk I walk my bike. I also ride...

In a crosswalk I walk my bike. I also ride outside of the crosswalk when needed for protection or visibility.
08-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By jade408

I think fittings are pricey, but informative. I...

I think fittings are pricey, but informative. I think if you plan on getting a stable of bikes - or really just want to know what things can be tweaked, it is a good use of money. But I would likely...
08-27-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,098
Posted By jade408

I have noticed this too! I am around 5'4" but...

I have noticed this too! I am around 5'4" but have long legs (31 inseam). They are always throwing me on the smallest bike and I feel so cramped. And I am hitting my knees with the handlebars. *smh*
08-27-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,588
Posted By jade408

Don't have a Pinion. But here is my own...

Don't have a Pinion. But here is my own completely unscientific experiment/experience.
Bike 1: Nexus 7, upright geometry - slow and inefficient
Bike 2: Alfine 8, "sports touring geo" - much...
08-26-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,129
Posted By jade408

I bike to work now, takes about 30 minutes! I...

I bike to work now, takes about 30 minutes! I get somewhat sweaty (basically my face). I wear my work clothing. When I get to the office, I grab a cup of water. Then wash my face, reapply...
08-26-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By jade408

Have you listened to this series? The City...

Have you listened to this series? The City (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-city-usa-today-wondery-FA2tciC1-Le/) by Wondery? Also a great series.

I also listen to "The War on Cars."...
08-25-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By jade408

Insulated bottles are the best. Pick up some...

Insulated bottles are the best. Pick up some generic ones from Nordstrom Rack, Ross, Marshall’s. Most non bike ones fit fine. More expensive ones keep things cold way longer. I have Klein Kanteen...
08-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,129
Posted By jade408

If I upgrade, a Rohloff is on the list. :D

If I upgrade, a Rohloff is on the list. :D
08-24-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By jade408

I like lots of these! Also would add Planet Money...

I like lots of these! Also would add Planet Money and the Planet Money Indicator. Reveal. Nice Try (Curbed’s Utopia podcast) and Crimetown.
08-24-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,129
Posted By jade408

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1280/dd7a2a83_948d_4ab9_8c74_453c1ab27274_e276722fde855ee797f89416815d82dbe99326cf.jpeg


This is why I got a custom “commuter” bike. It...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,364
Posted By jade408

Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By jade408

You can buy a wheel stabilizer spring! I have...

You can buy a wheel stabilizer spring! I have this on my bike. https://velo-orange.com/collections/rack-hardware-and-accessories/products/vo-wheel-stabilizer
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,278
Posted By jade408

Also, dusty roads are a good reason to have...

Also, dusty roads are a good reason to have fenders as well. I notice a lot of little rocks on my commute that bounce right off my fenders instead of me and my frame.
08-19-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

This might be a good idea! I am trying to figure...

This might be a good idea! I am trying to figure out what to do, I tend to overload my backpack on some days and could move more weight the back.
08-19-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

Thank you! The wheel stabilizer definitely...

Thank you!

The wheel stabilizer definitely helps a little when parking, and when starting from a stop. It could have a stronger spring if you have a heavier load. It is also sensitive to how...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,540
Posted By jade408

I just upgraded to Alfine 11 when my Alfine 8...

I just upgraded to Alfine 11 when my Alfine 8 bike got stolen. I did run out of gears sometimes in the 8 so I have liked it so far. Haven’t done all the same routes yet, as I am only a few weeks in...
08-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By jade408

I had the same before, and I don't remember the...

I had the same before, and I don't remember the beam pattern working the same way. What is different, is the range is ending after only a few feet, but it is kind of bunching up at the edge of the...
08-09-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By jade408

It is mounted around the same height as I had on...

It is mounted around the same height as I had on my previous bike. Underneath a front rack. Right now it is only illuminating a tiny bit ahead on the road...but I also don't exactly know how far it...
08-09-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,192
Posted By jade408

Here is a neat example: Aftermarket Dynamo...

Here is a neat example: Aftermarket Dynamo Lights: a Clean Look (http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/11/aftermarket-dynamo-lights-clean-look.html)

I have internal routing on my current bike,...
08-09-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By jade408

Weird behavior on Edelux 2 Light

I have a new bike, with an Edelux 2. Something is a bit off, and I can't seem to properly describe it. So the light field seems absurdly short, the light is topping out at around 2 meters ahead. ...
08-09-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 14,241
Posted By jade408

Have a Ford Focus - Ti edition with the extra...

Have a Ford Focus - Ti edition with the extra sound system. Bike almost fit perfectly, even though I left a bunch of crap in the trunk. It was about an inch from closing, so I used a bungee for the...
08-08-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

100 Mile Review

I'm a bit over 100 miles into my new bike. I've been commuting almost daily (save work from home days). My commute is 4-5 miles depending on what route I take. Part of the route is on a terrible...
08-03-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By jade408

Agreed. I had their first watch (analog). The...

Agreed. I had their first watch (analog). The leather band died after 6 months. The watch after 9. They replaced the watch and band, and both were dead in 6 more months.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,869
Posted By jade408

That Budnitz e-bike looks pretty good. Love that...

That Budnitz e-bike looks pretty good. Love that it can transition to normal bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,869
Posted By jade408

No because: 1. I will choose other modes if it...

No because:
1. I will choose other modes if it is outside of my bike-able or bike+transit range. I'll also say no to biking if the hill is too big
2. e-bikes are pretty heavy and unwieldy, so it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By jade408

Yes! I am hypothyroid, with varying decrease of...

Yes! I am hypothyroid, with varying decrease of treatment success. The current moment is a generally well treated period. Biking to work has been fine, but I definitely feel like I get sweaty really...
07-29-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,625
Posted By jade408

Well, I finally got my knee pain under control,...

Well, I finally got my knee pain under control, and the universe decided I needed a new challenge: plantar fasciitis. This is the worst thing ever. It seems like it has healed up enough then comes...
07-27-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,084
Posted By jade408

I can definitely see where the discs would be...

I can definitely see where the discs would be necessary for this bike. I think there are plenty of other bikes where the increased power wouldn’t be utilized.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,802
Views: 61,195
Posted By jade408

Thanks! So happy to be on the bike commute train!...

Thanks! So happy to be on the bike commute train! My sleep has been so great this week. :)
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By jade408

Rivendell loves long chainstays too.

Rivendell loves long chainstays too.
07-23-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,569
Posted By jade408

Seconded. I like them. They work even with my...

Seconded. I like them. They work even with my super sift shoes. I think they are sort or weird looking, but generally look great on a steel bike with classic lines and thinner tubes. And some chrome...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,155
Posted By jade408

I have these on my new bike in 650b. No long term...

I have these on my new bike in 650b. No long term review yet, but they feel awesome. https://global.bluelug.com/fairweather-for-cruise-tire-cream-skin-11320.html
07-22-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,388
Posted By jade408

No, not at all. But hopefully they think it is...

No, not at all. But hopefully they think it is weird enough to slow down.
07-22-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,913
Posted By jade408

Maybe try spin classes too? I felt like I...

Maybe try spin classes too? I felt like I improved by taking them occasionally. It was also a good way to think about cadence and power, in a lower stress way. While I was waiting for my new bike, I...
07-22-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,388
Posted By jade408

I use the hand signals for stopping and left...

I use the hand signals for stopping and left turns. Also point for right turns, since it is more intuitive. I do it when I go to an intersection with a car on it.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,356
Posted By jade408

I rode on 1.5 on my last bike. This new one as...

I rode on 1.5 on my last bike. This new one as 1.75 and it is awesome, 2 rides in. I don't think I want to go back to "only" 1.5. My roads are terrible. In some places, the "smooth" pavement is worse...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,356
Posted By jade408

I think this rule is decent. But I am 5'4" and...

I think this rule is decent. But I am 5'4" and anywhere between 49-52 can be the right size for me. Sometimes the smaller frame has a cramped cockpit or way too much toe overlap.
07-22-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

Thanks! That is ultimate praise! So many awesome...

Thanks! That is ultimate praise! So many awesome bikes at NAHBS.


Thanks! You know, I had them on my last bike too. I never tested them, but one day I took a photo at night. They were pretty...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,802
Views: 61,195
Posted By jade408

First commute on my new bike...

First commute on my new bike (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1174304-happy-belated-birthday-me-custom-mixte.html)! I have to say, my 650b x 42 tires are so great! Such a commute game...
07-21-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 128,244
Posted By jade408

I am pretty sure I posted here ages ago, but I am...

I am pretty sure I posted here ages ago, but I am going to update since my circumstances have changed a bit.

I live in a mid-sized city in a big metro area (Oakland, CA). These days I work in...
07-21-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/da1ef1cc_10a2_4859_b4ef_efd911035510_e8bfb1cb8e7513bb241f2d442838687a2fcace94.jpegAnd a couple more details - braze on for the...
07-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

Of course. Frameset: custom mixte frame...

Of course.

Frameset: custom mixte frame (roughly 52cm) and fork with internal cable routing. Sport touring-ish with 73 head tube angle, 72 seat tube angle, trail of 42
Custom Front Basket - with...
07-21-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,513
Posted By jade408

Yes! It is definitely weird. If you take the F...

Yes! It is definitely weird. If you take the F bus or the J, they both let out near Ikea. I think they both come to the same stop, if not, the J gets pretty close. And of course you can take the...
07-21-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

It is so exciting. This whole process is such a...

It is so exciting. This whole process is such a leap of faith. I’m happy I was able to articulate the ride quality I was looking for and it translated. This bike is speedy and stable over the...
07-21-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

Thank you! The old Lambdas. I saw the new...

Thank you!


The old Lambdas. I saw the new Monarchs after I got mine and missed the return window. I am curious about the Monarchs but they also might be totally wrong for the shoes I wear. I had...
07-21-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By jade408

Time for more pics

I’ll upload a few pics here, and review some of the specs in a subsequent post. (Posting from mobile so it is a little tricky.)
...
07-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 341,017
Posted By jade408

My new bike is here!

Yay, got my bike this weekend. Check out the thread here. And a quick snap.
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