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Old 05-15-19, 10:47 AM
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The weather forecast is predicting that my recently purchased "wet weather bike" is going to be seeing some action for the next week. I'll try for a splashier photo next time, but there it is parked in my cubicle.
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Old 05-15-19, 10:52 AM
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The weather forecast is predicting that my recently purchased "wet weather bike" is going to be seeing some action for the next week. I'll try for a splashier photo next time, but there it is parked in my cubicle.
You've got a photo of your bike in the exact same position in your photo of your bike.

That's some Inception stuff right there.

Also...what's the baseball bat for at work? Lunchtime pick up game....or cubicle neighbor that talks too loud?
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Old 05-15-19, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
You've got a photo of your bike in the exact same position in your photo of your bike.

That's some Inception stuff right there.

Also...what's the baseball bat for at work? Lunchtime pick up game....or cubicle neighbor that talks too loud?
Haha, the photo is of my other bike. I should keep reprinting the photo to deepen the "Inception" affect.

I use the baseball bat as a clothes hanger. I found it left behind in another building. It's an autographed broken bat from the SF Giants backup catcher or something...
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Old 05-15-19, 11:30 AM
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Hang a small monitor where that photo is, and behind the scenes, wire it to the external output of your camera, and then take the pic. Instant infinite Inception effect.
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Old 05-15-19, 05:27 PM
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Here's mine after today's commute. A bit wet and dirty, but it has seen worse.
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Old 05-16-19, 06:50 AM
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Here's mine after today's commute. A bit wet and dirty, but it has seen worse.
that is a sharp looking bike and set up nicely.

how do you like the Arkel trunk bag? I am considering a trunk bag when I don't want to carry panniers. (riding with my son on rail trails etc)
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Old 05-16-19, 07:07 AM
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that is a sharp looking bike and set up nicely.

how do you like the Arkel trunk bag? I am considering a trunk bag when I don't want to carry panniers. (riding with my son on rail trails etc)
I love this bag. The top is designed to expand by a surprising amount, and is relatively waterproof. The only thing I didn't like is having to remove and install the 4 velcro straps everytime I took it off/on the bike. I solved this by installing a Raacktime rack on the bike and Snap-It clip on the Arkel bag. This works like magic!

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Old 05-16-19, 08:37 AM
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Got into a little mud this morning while attempting to avoid some construction. I had been questioning if I should put the slick tires back on, but that is no longer a question to be considered.

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Old 05-16-19, 09:31 AM
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Got into a little mud this morning while attempting to avoid some construction. I had been questioning if I should put the slick tires back on, but that is no longer a question to be considered.

Hey...at least if you got stuck you know some guys who'd come help you!

Check out the rehab I did to convert my daughter's little kid bike into my son's little kid bike.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-c...e-2nd-kid.html

Hopefully with your profession you'll appreciate what I did. It was truly done as an honor to guys like you.

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Old 05-16-19, 04:50 PM
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^^^^^ I'm just digging how the stripe on the seat bag matches the engine.
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Old 05-17-19, 04:47 AM
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It was truly done as an honor to guys like you
Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get up and go to work just like everybody else. Most kids have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up and some are lucky enough to have those dreams come true.

^^^^^ I'm just digging how the stripe on the seat bag matches the engine.
I never noticed that before. I can assure you that it wasn't intentional. Heck, the fact that the bike is red is pure coincidence. I set out to buy a gravel bike and this bike popped up on my computer screen for $700 off MSRP.
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Old 05-17-19, 07:33 AM
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Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get up and go to work just like everybody else.
I'll keep doing it just the same.
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Old 05-17-19, 01:36 PM
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Old 05-18-19, 07:30 AM
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So if commuting to work involves IPA and flowers ^^^^^^^, I want your job....
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Look honey, I got you flowers! (for $3.99, also got myself a $25 case of Founder's All Day IPA...)
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Look honey, I got you flowers! (for $3.99, also got myself a $25 case of Founder's All Day IPA...)
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Old 05-20-19, 11:25 AM
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here's the heap that i commute on and lock up around nyc. not visible is the white industries freewheel worth more than the whole bike.
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Cool bike, @basketbro. What makes a single speed freewheel special? Educate me, please.
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Cool bike, @basketbro. What makes a single speed freewheel special? Educate me, please.
At least in my experience, there is no mid-range SS freewheel. It's all either $10 Dacta stuff or $100 White Industries high-end parts.
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Cool bike, @basketbro. What makes a single speed freewheel special? Educate me, please.
i'm late to this, sorry. the differences are number of pawls, seals, bearing type, and general construction. basic shimano freewheel has 4 pawls, no seals, loose non-replaceable bearings, not great quality cog/casing. so there's 8 points of engagement, meaning more rotation is needed to engage the freewheel after coasting. dirt gets in there easily and wears the bearings down - usually the bearings are toast before the cog, but the cogs can also wear heavily from normal use. white industries freewheel has 18 pawls (i think) for 36 points of engagement, which means you go from coasting to mashing almost instantly. it uses sealed, replaceable bearings, and the cog/case is made of super-hardened nickel-plated whatever, so it will outlive your bike, and maybe you. the ride feel is amazing with the near instant engagement - really lets you ride aggressively with confidence.
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Thanks, @basketbro. Wow. We don't have that problem with multi-speed freewheels. I'll keep an eye out for good single speed freewheels. I shouldn't have tossed the one I had, as I need one now.
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My commuting trike.

This is my 2017 Trykit trike, single speed. I've been a trike rider for 30 years and I love them.
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@GreenmanBelg that trike looks pretty slick. how much can you carry on it?
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I want a trike now
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