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07-20-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By chas58

THis is a killer light, and a killer price ($55...

THis is a killer light, and a killer price ($55 for 900 lumens in a light excellent package).

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Motion-Urban-900-Bike/dp/B000NOO6B2...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,986
Posted By chas58

Merino Wool or Cashmere. Preferably from...

Merino Wool or Cashmere. Preferably from Salvation Army. I'm a wool commuter from below freezing to 80ish (although thin wool can go warmer). Wonderful temperature range, sweat wicking, no smell...
07-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By chas58

Yeah, test ride some and buy what you like. ...

Yeah, test ride some and buy what you like.

A small hub motor can be quiet and unobtrusive and maintenance free
Mid drives are great for hills and obviously put more wear on the drive-train.
...
07-02-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,439
Posted By chas58

Wow, one of the few "fixed gear" riders around...

Wow, one of the few "fixed gear" riders around here!

(when we first teach people at the Velodrome if they have ever ridden fixed gear before, the reply is usually "no." The we ask them if they...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,826
Posted By chas58

Yeah, that sealed for me with flat attack. Well,...

Yeah, that sealed for me with flat attack. Well, at least for a few days (I didn't notice it was there at first on a knobby tire), then it worked its way through to the inner part of the innertube...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By chas58

In my (male) experience, the biggest benefit for...

In my (male) experience, the biggest benefit for women (who tend to be shorter) is having a 650b option in smaller sizes. Ya just have to do wonky things with frame design to try to get handling...
06-24-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,170
Posted By chas58

Long, low, slack. That is how to roll. My...

Long, low, slack. That is how to roll.

My bike is none of the 3. Its a blast to ride, but a handfull on long decents.

P.S. Appologies for the people answering their own question and...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,955
Posted By chas58

Clearly you chose the wrong wheel builder years...

Clearly you chose the wrong wheel builder years ago...

On the other hand, my bikes with disk brakes look just as bad - but that is because disk brakes make it easier to ride in crappy conditions.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,955
Posted By chas58

That is normal for a bike with rim brakes that is...

That is normal for a bike with rim brakes that is used as a commuter or in any wet condtions. The grime from the street and the brake pads gets on your wheel and then dribbles out and makes tan...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,169
Posted By chas58

rear view mirror, and active avoidance.

rear view mirror, and active avoidance.
05-31-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By chas58

It rather depends on your priorities. With...

It rather depends on your priorities.

With two wheel sets, I use a 32mm slick for the riding you are describing. I want light, fast, and good cornering. I'm not riding them in crappy conditions....
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,111
Posted By chas58

I think I'll try the cap. In the summer (or...

I think I'll try the cap.

In the summer (or in the humid south!) I can't ride fast without a sweat band. I bought a Halo on a whim, but it has become a mandatory accessory on hot days. This one...
05-22-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By chas58

Hmmm, Read between the lines and do what Eric...

Hmmm, Read between the lines and do what Eric did. Mill City will build you a nice set of wheels for a competitive price. They can be exactly what you need to meet your needs (rather than trying to...
05-17-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By chas58

Wow, good list. I like $5 merino wool or...

Wow, good list.
I like $5 merino wool or cashmere from Salvation Army when I know its gonna get used hard.

I use a beaver tail fender on my bike. (Lets people draft behind me. LOL)

Good...
05-16-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,400
Posted By chas58

Yeah, old school Aluminum was harsh (as are many...

Yeah, old school Aluminum was harsh (as are many new AL bikes).

Ironically, Salsa says their newer aluminum bikes are less harsh than their Ti bike, so they discontinued the Ti.
Presumably if you...
05-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By chas58

Here is the transcript if you don't want to...

Here is the transcript if you don't want to listen. ANd if you figure out what the transcription is trying to say. Personally, I do like riding in Random Nay type events, :lol:
05-15-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By chas58

Ted King’s Bike for Land Run 100...

Ted King’s Bike for Land Run 100 (https://janheine.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/ted-kings-bike-for-land-run-100/)Posted on April 16, 2019...
05-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By chas58

I’ll bite, and call BS. Yeah, 650b works...

I’ll bite, and call BS.

Yeah, 650b works great for that type of riding – randonee – long distance lower power steady state. He is talking 125 miles/day (for 4 day). Fat tires are great for long...
05-15-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By chas58

you should!

you should!
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,224
Posted By chas58

More seat time. Interval training Better...

More seat time.
Interval training
Better tires
Aero bars
join more group rides
Get a heart rate monitor and learn how to use it.
05-13-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By chas58

I hate down tube shifters and knobby tires. ...

I hate down tube shifters and knobby tires. Ouch! :twitchy: Hopefully yours are up by the bars.

40mm is a little easier tire size to find. The trick of course is getting the calipers spread...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,979
Posted By chas58

I can see why people don't like mirrors. Most of...

I can see why people don't like mirrors. Most of them just don't work well.

The exception is a helmet mounted mirror. I can't commute without one. Get a helmet mounted mirror. Its the only...
05-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By chas58

I do miss the Forte stuff and the nashbar branded...

I do miss the Forte stuff and the nashbar branded items. They were decent products at a great price. For older bikes, I could get things at a fraction of what anyone else would charge.

RIP
05-09-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By chas58

One way I answered that question was to just try...

One way I answered that question was to just try a 700x50 on the front. Or, you can just borrow/rent a mountain bike. Realistically, it is about 10psi and more flotation. Yeah, it is noticeably...
05-02-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,379
Posted By chas58

looks like my Garage (at least one bike matches...

looks like my Garage (at least one bike matches too). Not sure what I'm gonna do with all those skinny Gatorskins though.
05-02-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By chas58

Sometimes, you just have to get up early before...

Sometimes, you just have to get up early before work and go riding with some friends......
04-26-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By chas58

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to...

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to say they have 330TPI, when it is really 3x110tpi. Basically you have to divide any TPI number conti has by 3. They label their 60TPI tires as 180TPI....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By chas58

you commute in Birkenstocks???

you commute in Birkenstocks???
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By chas58

Good question. Its because tubeless tires are...

Good question. Its because tubeless tires are designed to have sealant in them, that will plug a hole.

My comment on tubeless assumes that you have sealant in the tire. The sealant will plug any...
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