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Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,681
Posted By schiavonec

light snow :)

light snow :)
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By schiavonec

I have schwalbe landcruisers in 2" which work for...

I have schwalbe landcruisers in 2" which work for your rim widths. Cheap, but heavy and very durable overall. I traverse tons of glass due to inconsiderate yahoos and am flat free for a year and...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By schiavonec

Opinions vary, but for smaller loads, backpacks...

Opinions vary, but for smaller loads, backpacks may not be the best choice. If you run hot, they make you sweat to much. i have a deuter airflow 28 backpack which is a good but oricey option. it...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,960
Posted By schiavonec

I use a milk crate, but have found that the...

I use a milk crate, but have found that the flexible gear ties work really well to keep things tightly attached.
05-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,406
Posted By schiavonec

I had a motorbacon with weinnman brakes, and they...

I had a motorbacon with weinnman brakes, and they seem very accommodating in general. i switched to 700c, but still had room even w/ cyclocross tires. (spares)
05-03-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By schiavonec

SS can be fun but I live in CO. Being at a...

SS can be fun but I live in CO. Being at a suboptimal gear 80% of the time isn't fun. Yep, one can do it, but there is no impetus to do so. I gave up the SS/FG thing 20 years ago. I would be...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,401
Posted By schiavonec

An inexpensive dry bag inside your current...

An inexpensive dry bag inside your current backpack works too. 15$ solves the problem. That said, .59c garbage bags work too. I got a new drybag bp for Christmas, and that works as expected. 40...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,621
Posted By schiavonec

I use race face chesters on my commuter and...

I use race face chesters on my commuter and cyclocross bike too. I will swap in clipless on the cross if needed, but generally speaking the chesters offer good grip.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,046
Posted By schiavonec

agreed on the trash! Especially glass.

agreed on the trash! Especially glass.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,414
Posted By schiavonec

Not sute if u r going to mines, cu, csu, cc, afa,...

Not sute if u r going to mines, cu, csu, cc, afa, ft lewis...., but a folder will work on campus in general. That said, using it for other usage may be limiting
03-25-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,586
Posted By schiavonec

As a family, we try go rent or borrow bikes when...

As a family, we try go rent or borrow bikes when traveling via plane. DC, Vancouver, ankorage, 4 corners in the last couple years. Will bring a couple bikes to yellowstone this summer and ride with...
03-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By schiavonec

I don't really have a local shop. I do 99% of my...

I don't really have a local shop. I do 99% of my own work, and the local 'performance bike' shop is oob. There are two other places with 20min, one of which has deep roots, and I purchased my sons...
03-20-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By schiavonec

i have a similar setup with an array of weights. ...

i have a similar setup with an array of weights. Once < 12ish, I go with liners and full winter expedition mitts on too.

OR shells have been reliable for 25 years. Pricey for goretex, but any...
03-05-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,496
Posted By schiavonec

Cold is relative, and you would be suprised how...

Cold is relative, and you would be suprised how well a quality shell, with a longsleeve liner is overall. Light althletic pants work for me until about 29 or less. I use some cc ski/bike pants...
03-01-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,788
Posted By schiavonec

I have always loved biking. BMX, then mtb, then...

I have always loved biking. BMX, then mtb, then road/cx and now more road/commuter/exploring. I raced cc mtb decades ago, but decades of competing in multiple sports with impact and wear/tear...
02-19-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,283
Posted By schiavonec

Don't worry too much about 27" rims if paired...

Don't worry too much about 27" rims if paired with weinman centerpull brakes. 700c work fine as there is enough adjustment. Perhaps the sam fir canti brakes. I owned, sold, traded...half dozen or...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By schiavonec

For such a short commute ( 2,3 ), it does not...

For such a short commute ( 2,3 ), it does not make sense to worry about efficiency. Panniers are fine, a drybag with bungee cords to a basket is fine... Best of luck and you may have to try out a...
02-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By schiavonec

new tires are cheaper than dental work. I feel...

new tires are cheaper than dental work. I feel the same about some hardly used road tires for my cross bike. Probably not worth the hassle unless used for a trainer
Forum: Commuting
12-22-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By schiavonec

Started again this year after a long hiatus. I...

Started again this year after a long hiatus. I keep a general time, but there are no personal best moments, STAVA accounts... Probably averaged %50 of the days given family schedule and obligations...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By schiavonec

craigslist or garage sale are worth considering. ...

craigslist or garage sale are worth considering. a 90s steel mtb should be availanle for 100ish. put the rest into a new bottom bracket, cables etc. Per others, people that steal, dont...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,482
Posted By schiavonec

Colorado commuting - pants

CO commuter here too. It was in the low 40s all week on the ride in. I shoot for at least 3 days a week depending on family obligations. I am fine in shorts into the 40s, but have used wind block...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By schiavonec

i use 2.0" schwalbe landcruisers on my current...

i use 2.0" schwalbe landcruisers on my current commuter favorite khs montagne 26er. I have a mixed on/off road, bikepath, sidewalk and roads with lots if glass commute and they work well, but are...
07-31-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,441
Posted By schiavonec

Think of it as attractive and athletic over...

Think of it as attractive and athletic over merely attractive, and there tend to be fewer gold diggers in CO.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,098
Posted By schiavonec

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I am only an occasional commuter and would not recommend the performance bike grocery pannier without mods. It tends to...
06-13-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By schiavonec

CL isn't a bad option. However, there are lots...

CL isn't a bad option. However, there are lots of folks that buy and flip/ebay when there are deals out there. Most options on CL are probably fair prices.

since school is out for the summer,...
05-31-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,800
Posted By schiavonec

Many are rooting for that to happen, but it isn't...

Many are rooting for that to happen, but it isn't a safe bet. Compuware razed hudsons and relocated downtown, but much of the workforce is in the burbs. There aren't many execs that work in the Ren...
04-02-07, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By schiavonec

I used to have two accordos: a mid/late 80s with...

I used to have two accordos: a mid/late 80s with infinity and 7 spd indexed shifting, and an earlier model (~80s) with Champion #1 converted to a fixed gear. (Paid about 100 for each). No...
02-23-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By schiavonec

Just a thought: most municipalities have an...

Just a thought: most municipalities have an urban forester. I have a good friend who has an uncle that fulfills that roll for staten island. He is car free. (I don't know his politics, but he just...
10-02-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,551
Posted By schiavonec

I did it with a fixed gear Centurian Accordo...

I did it with a fixed gear Centurian Accordo roadbike. I just had 3 stem bar combos (northroads, bullhorns, drops) to swap in and out. Most bikes of that vintage have adequate tire clearance to put...
09-26-06, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By schiavonec

could geta Milwaukee (clearance for 28s, so it...

could geta Milwaukee (clearance for 28s, so it may or may not work) waterford steel ride

Ben's bike sells em 500 or so on ebay or direct
Forum: Touring
07-13-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By schiavonec

I cannot see how Belgium would not be your #1...

I cannot see how Belgium would not be your #1 choice, if the primary goal is beer. Huge variety and proud traditions. That said, consuming alcohol (some of which may be very high gravity) and and...
06-06-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By schiavonec

Try an option on this site, e.g. ...

Try an option on this site, e.g.

http://www.webcyclery.com/

Not sure if they are 1", but they have a few options and manufacturers

AEbike.com seems to have tons of stuff too.
06-02-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,980
Posted By schiavonec

How about: ...

How about:

http://shop.newbelgium.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=OS
05-05-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,854
Posted By schiavonec

I'll vote for portland as 1st Just about any...

I'll vote for portland as 1st
Just about any place in CO as a second. Housing isn't cheap, but there are jobs, and the average MUT and bike routes exceed all the other places I've been. Huge...
05-05-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,261
Posted By schiavonec

I'll vote for portland as 1st Just about any...

I'll vote for portland as 1st
Just about any place in CO as a second. Housing isn't cheap, but there are jobs, and the average MUT and bike routes exceed all the other places I've been. Huge...
Forum: Touring
05-03-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By schiavonec

get a trailor and resell it if you don't like it....

get a trailor and resell it if you don't like it. I guess the most you would be out is 50-75 bucks. Could maybe rent one too (not sure how or where - perhaps add on CL). this would work with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By schiavonec

My Rx worked 1.75 / 2.0 Left and Right eye if...

My Rx worked 1.75 / 2.0 Left and Right eye if that helps. They also required your intra-pupilary distance (IPD). I would confer with them about any other special needs as they are an optical lab,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By schiavonec

chek out heavyglare.com I just got some Rx...

chek out heavyglare.com

I just got some Rx rudy eqynox(sp?). they have others, but this model fit well so I went for it.
05-03-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,440
Posted By schiavonec

I sold my last home and left it with the new...

I sold my last home and left it with the new owners. they moved from a condo and didn't have any yard tools. My suburban neighbors used to think I was either 'Zen like' or nuts using the push...
05-02-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By schiavonec

I am of the same mind. I used to be quite the...

I am of the same mind. I used to be quite the avid outdoorsman (xc ski, camp, snowshoe, mtn bike, hike, climb, backpack), but the driving just doesn't seem worth it anymore. Oddly, everything...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By schiavonec

At one point, my commute was 72 miles each way. ...

At one point, my commute was 72 miles each way. I work in a niche aerospace field and there are not many jobs available. After a year I put the house on the market and moved. I was put on 'temp'...
04-20-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By schiavonec

http://www.toadworks.org/Trailers.html They...

http://www.toadworks.org/Trailers.html

They seem very reasonably priced compared to all others.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By schiavonec

Inexpensive trailer

Found this in the local CL. I don't have one, but they look sturdy, etc. They are certainly affordably priced compared to alternatives. Anyone have one?

http://www.toadworks.org/Trailers.html
Forum: Commuting
04-17-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By schiavonec

If you are going to commute, it is likely prudent...

If you are going to commute, it is likely prudent to learn a bit about maintenance. (Especially for a 34miles RT commute.) Just by reading, e.g. sheldonbrown.com and the SS/Fixed forum, etc. you...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,413
Posted By schiavonec

I commute infrequently do to familial obligations...

I commute infrequently do to familial obligations and time considerations (23 miles each way in hilly terrain).

I see the same 4-6 people every day when driving to work and I would likely pass...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By schiavonec

The Denver CL offerings seem to ebb and flow. I...

The Denver CL offerings seem to ebb and flow. I just picked up a late 80 12 speed in great mechanical condition that could use some paint touch ups for 90 bucks. Not a high end road bike by any...
04-13-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By schiavonec

I saw a coaster 700 at nycbikes. Not sure on the...

I saw a coaster 700 at nycbikes. Not sure on the quality though. You could also go with a 3spd sturmey archer with coaster brake. AEbike used to carry them.
04-13-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,219
Posted By schiavonec

Pretty much right on. I do fancy the...

Pretty much right on.

I do fancy the vintage nortons, triumphs and tritons (haha), but the performance and maintenance reliability issue comes into play. Wouldn't go cross country without a...
04-12-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,219
Posted By schiavonec

The 'new' nortons sure aren't brit made, but sure...

The 'new' nortons sure aren't brit made, but sure are bad arse:

http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/

Kind of partial to the new b-ville though. Whatever happened to the 'univeral' style.
Forum: Touring
03-30-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,615
Posted By schiavonec

What do you do with the case once at the...

What do you do with the case once at the destination? Locker? throw it in a cab?
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