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12-02-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,491
Posted By BobbyG

Here are my bikes from 2017. The Nishiki Blazer...

Here are my bikes from 2017. The Nishiki Blazer now has drop bars and is probably 2-4 pounds lighter.
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1117550-weighing.html
11-30-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By BobbyG

Mirros, lights, AirZound Airhorn. See, be seen,...

Mirros, lights, AirZound Airhorn. See, be seen, be heard.

Assume the worst behavior from motorists and prepare for it.

Be prepared to yield and to stop...even when you have the right of way. ...
11-29-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 830
Posted By BobbyG

All three of my bikes have a horn on the left and...

All three of my bikes have a horn on the left and a bell on the right. (Delta AIrZound...same as the Biologic above in post #5)....
11-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By BobbyG

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. ...

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. Headlights have gotten better and cheaper. CurrentIy I use a 900-lumen Niterider Lumina 900 on my bars (~$80) and a 100-lumen Schwinn Intensa on my...
11-26-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By BobbyG

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For...

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For the last month I have been helping dismantle the business and equipment, my office, my home away from home and my commuting destination for nearly 30...
11-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,998
Posted By BobbyG

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and...

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and positions I identify with...but it was a bit verbose and slow for my taste (I make TV commercials). I do give the creator props for creating and...
11-18-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By BobbyG

Disintegrating Bike as Metaphor for RA..

Saw this on TV tonight...
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/tdHT/abbvie-ra-bicycle
Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,141
Posted By BobbyG

End of an Era...

My 28 years of bike commuting to the same job and location are coming to an end this month.

The business was no longer sustainable in its current form due to a number of factors, and Covid-19 was...
11-15-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 966
Posted By BobbyG

Cacti After 18 years of commuting 9 miles each...

Cacti After 18 years of commuting 9 miles each way, and plenty of 20-30 mile weekend rides I was forced off the bike for a year by a non-cycling injury. Once I was able to walk without excessive pain...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By BobbyG

Nahuel_B58 You may get some rude criticism due...

Nahuel_B58 You may get some rude criticism due to the comfort genre of bike. Purists will point out that the front shock fork and the sprung seat post soak up too much pedaling power and steal a...
11-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By BobbyG

Not to make you paranoid, but decreased oxygen...

Not to make you paranoid, but decreased oxygen levels can be an early sign of Covid-19 even without other symptoms.
...
11-13-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,610
Posted By BobbyG

DreamRider85 The elevated adrenaline levels we...

DreamRider85 The elevated adrenaline levels we experience while riding can raise emotions and cloud our judgment. Potential threats to personal safety seem smaller on video review; and what seemed...
11-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By BobbyG

Five winters ago I finally bought studded snow...

Five winters ago I finally bought studded snow tires. This winter I finally bought a 2nd wheelset, so I can just swap wheels. If my "spidy senses" think there may be a fair amount of ice, I ride...
11-08-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,838
Posted By BobbyG

I've been recording for 6 years with a helmet...

I've been recording for 6 years with a helmet cam, which can record events to the side and slightly behind, like a menacing car, if I turn my head I haven't had a major incident yet, so it has not...
11-07-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By BobbyG

...because aging is an ongoing process.

...because aging is an ongoing process.
11-07-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By BobbyG

Dress for how you will feel 20 minutes into the...

Dress for how you will feel 20 minutes into the ride. Instead of a heavy jacket, choose 2 or 3 (or 4), light, breathable layers under a wind-breaking but breathable shell. That way you can adjust...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x413/uhk6d_f7949c9a3404132dd930669a70e1e7c547a2ad84.jpg
I step over the top tube, although every once in a while I forget.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By BobbyG

Here's what I do: ...

Here's what I do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRgLq2F3PA
11-02-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By BobbyG

Paper and Plastic...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/x20201102_125214_1__7c5a56ec9fd5ac974c33d9fb2d14b57e1f3cd570.jpg

Ran some errands at lunch and ended up at the grocery store. I...
11-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,746
Posted By BobbyG

I was really expecting a thread about chain...

I was really expecting a thread about chain rings...although in this case it turned out to be a "ball and chain ring".

Mazel Tov to you both!
11-01-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By BobbyG

I rode yesterday afternoon making a loop through...

I rode yesterday afternoon making a loop through downtown Colorado Springs and the new Olympic/Paralympic Museum which was having a Halloween event for kids and families. I didn't dress up, but I...
11-01-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By BobbyG

The spec sheet says it's 106 pounds...

The spec sheet says it's 106 pounds assembled...that's only twice what an old-school Varsity weighs.
10-31-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,390
Posted By BobbyG

I was no beginner in 1997. I was 35 years old...

I was no beginner in 1997. I was 35 years old with 5 years of daily bike commuting under my belt after a lifetime of casual biking. I bought an entry-level Nishiki Blazer mountain bike for $240. ...
10-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By BobbyG

Many local bike co-ops have tools and...

Many local bike co-ops have tools and workstations available for rent.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,348
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
10-20-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,798
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound Airhorn ...

AirZound Airhorn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs

https://designbydelta.com/products/arizound-horn

They offered a metal canister for a few years but are back to plastic. The...
10-20-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By BobbyG

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.
10-19-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,798
Posted By BobbyG

Because they hug the shape of the wheel, I think...

Because they hug the shape of the wheel, I think a close-fitting set of full-length fenders looks more "minimalistic" than kludgy speedrockers or other loose fitting or partial fenders that draw...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,974
Posted By BobbyG

CharlieFree I commute in golf shorts because of...

CharlieFree I commute in golf shorts because of the pockets and the belt loops, which I clip my elastic-chord key ring to, and wear a belt which I mount my phone-holster to.
In the winter I wear...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By BobbyG

So much of Star Trek, and fiction, especially...

So much of Star Trek, and fiction, especially fantasy, is logically impossible...

That's one reason I like bikes and mechanical things... there is a mechanical logic and honesty that...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By BobbyG

sjanzeir As a professional translator, I think...

sjanzeir As a professional translator, I think you will enjoy this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation, "Darmok".
("Darmok and Jilad at Tinagra")

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7s67a2
10-13-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By BobbyG

I have walked on a few wet decks made from...

I have walked on a few wet decks made from "manmade decking material" and it is unreasonably slick. I would not want to ride a bike over this stuff when it is wet.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,287
Posted By BobbyG

Beautiful Fall Commute...

Colorado Springs is a nice town to bike commute in.

https://youtu.be/FY0V2kRvQQE
10-08-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,478
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58, but I feel 14 while riding...until I...

I'm 58, but I feel 14 while riding...until I encounter traffic; then I'm all "older and wiser".

I spent a year off the bike at age 48 due to a non-bike injury. I gained weight, got depressed,...
10-06-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,059
Posted By BobbyG

ka123 If there is a bike co-op near you, contact...

ka123 If there is a bike co-op near you, contact them. They will help you find the parts you need and for a lot less than new. And they will help you with your project, or possibly do it for you...
10-02-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,119
Posted By BobbyG

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is...

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is so much nicer than similar threads in A&S and the general forum. I think when most people get to 50+ years they are more thoughtful and considerate of...
10-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,984
Posted By BobbyG

...have you read bikeforums? ;)

...have you read bikeforums? ;)
10-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By BobbyG

This is what I love about bikeforums. It changed...

This is what I love about bikeforums. It changed my riding for the better in so many ways.
10-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By BobbyG

559 is the new 26.

559 is the new 26.
10-01-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By BobbyG

I knew that I had known it, but forgot it, but...

I knew that I had known it, but forgot it, but now I know it again until I forget again.

I am all for it. (Unless I forget.)
09-29-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By BobbyG

Wisconsin aero-wedges avoid that mushroom...

Wisconsin aero-wedges avoid that mushroom shape...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/faomwif1001_bff53ae52401915244340a5795db842ecf394f8b.jpg
09-26-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By BobbyG

You figured...RIGHT! Usually we're hearing...

You figured...RIGHT!

Usually we're hearing from people who have spend thousands of dollars on a bike, only to find it isn't working for them, either the riding, the bike or both. Is it this bike?...
09-25-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, as he explains here: ...

Yes, as he explains here:
https://bikesnobnyc.com/2020/09/16/waiting-for-the-sun/
09-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,098
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58 and I think I'm about 2.5. I commute, but...

I'm 58 and I think I'm about 2.5. I commute, but I don't enjoy riding upright for very long. A glasses-mount mirror helps me see behind me in such a forward position. I will use the drops in heavy...
09-23-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,110
Posted By BobbyG

I have a cape similar to the one pictured. I...

I have a cape similar to the one pictured. I removed the clear plastic visor and wear the hood under my helmet. By wearing the hood under the helmet, the helmet straps help keep the hood back far...
09-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,299
Posted By BobbyG

There are a few factors that combine to motivate...

There are a few factors that combine to motivate me to bike to work year-round, in all weather including snow.

I guess my main motivation is "smugness". Seriously. I may not be the fastest, the...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,202
Posted By BobbyG

Okay...I'd go!

Okay...I'd go!
09-22-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,587
Posted By BobbyG

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,202
Posted By BobbyG

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9...

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9 miles each way changing into office clothes that I bring with me. So in as much as the distance, staying "fresh" and changing into clothes I've brought, I...
09-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By BobbyG

I have been bike commuting to work most days for...

I have been bike commuting to work most days for 28 years...12 miles round trip for the first 8 years, 18 miles round trip for the last 20. I started when I was 30 years old, now I am 58.

When I...
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