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Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,104
Posted By Archwhorides

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same...

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same people who make surfing wet suits look like tasty sealskin.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,517
Posted By Archwhorides

It's true that the bus commuter is nominally as...

It's true that the bus commuter is nominally as healthy for the environment as the bike commuter. Nonetheless, the possibility mentioned that the sight of a comfortable and competent cyclist might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 24,358
Posted By Archwhorides

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the...

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the road bike, eazy peazy.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,928
Posted By Archwhorides

nice combo, post pix!

nice combo, post pix!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Archwhorides

I have ridden just about every one of the SA...

I have ridden just about every one of the SA saddles . My current road bike has an earlier version of the X1 saddle and it has held up OK under my 265 lbs. If the R2 is rated for 250 lbs you will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Archwhorides

I like the SA vegan rubber saddle too.

I like the SA vegan rubber saddle too.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,962
Posted By Archwhorides

No need to enclose the belt unless you are riding...

No need to enclose the belt unless you are riding in work slacks. Nonetheless, the Gazelle is a beauty!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,962
Posted By Archwhorides

*bingo*

*bingo*
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,592
Posted By Archwhorides

Halo II is the answer, nothing is perfect, but...

Halo II is the answer, nothing is perfect, but really good
07-02-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By Archwhorides

No excuse for poor fit, an e-assist bike should...

No excuse for poor fit, an e-assist bike should be ridden like a bike, otherwise itís not
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,928
Posted By Archwhorides

My Spurcycle bell makes a piercing high-pitched...

My Spurcycle bell makes a piercing high-pitched irritating chime, which pleases me
Forum: Commuting
06-10-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,319
Posted By Archwhorides

This helmet represents the epitome of safety,...

This helmet represents the epitome of safety, function and style in the Covid Era.

Energy Dome Helmet (https://www.impactmerch.com/retail/product/devo-energy-dome-ppe-kit/)
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,075
Posted By Archwhorides

You are right, in an effort to shorten the...

You are right, in an effort to shorten the "beltstay" dimension for agility on this cycle (AC01) , BMC pulled the wheel/fender right into the seatpost (as they do with their road-bikes).

This move...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Archwhorides

Ergon GP3 grips are excellent - have had them on...

Ergon GP3 grips are excellent - have had them on a number of bikes.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,119
Posted By Archwhorides

Commuting for Beer After my firm's sixth week...

Commuting for Beer
After my firm's sixth week of virtual work, I've realized that I haven't yet been successful in creating an optional routine that builds biking into my daily ritual - perhaps when...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By Archwhorides

I got out at lunchtime today for a fast hour...

I got out at lunchtime today for a fast hour between rainy spells, I'm out of shape after 2 1/2 weeks, but it feels good.

Two benefits in this "new normal" (lots of negatives):

I don't need...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By Archwhorides

I'm in the same boat - my commute was my daily...

I'm in the same boat - my commute was my daily organizer, fitness, gumption fix, and mental health break. I need a whole new discipline now.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,985,692
Posted By Archwhorides

Since I'll be "commuting" to my home-office more...

Since I'll be "commuting" to my home-office more often on this cycle, I replaced the race-style Y2K drop-bars with a more comfortable short-reach bar (26mm x 44cm Soma Highway One) with fresh tape.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,643
Posted By Archwhorides

I carry the Zefal Profil Mini RG01 in my pannier,...

I carry the Zefal Profil Mini RG01 in my pannier, reliable for several years now.

It's light, compact, designed for floor operation, presta/schrader, and has a pressure gauge

Zefal Link...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,985,692
Posted By Archwhorides

My my new/old Covid “Distancing” commuter for...

My my new/old Covid “Distancing” commuter for bedroom to home-office morning rides (since I don't need panniers to carry things to the temporarily shuttered office).

...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 63,158
Posted By Archwhorides

WAW 399 has racing stripes.....WAW 399...

WAW 399 has racing stripes.....WAW 399 (https://store.bicycle-evolution.com/waw-sportive-white.html?cat=)
02-29-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By Archwhorides

I had a Breezer commuter with dynamo-driven B&M...

I had a Breezer commuter with dynamo-driven B&M lights with a proper cutoff, and loved it. I wish the American makers would adopt this standard.

My rechargable helmet-mounted L&M Vis Pro runs 600...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,806
Posted By Archwhorides

Those MBTA bus drivers aren't killers, but they...

Those MBTA bus drivers aren't killers, but they sure like to pull my chain when they are in a mood.....
02-27-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,500
Posted By Archwhorides

All rain in Beantown, no snow or ice. Feed my...

All rain in Beantown, no snow or ice. Feed my studs dammit!
02-27-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By Archwhorides

And the ticks!

And the ticks!
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By Archwhorides

You need more bikes, problem solved!

You need more bikes, problem solved!
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,443
Posted By Archwhorides

27.5 is the same as 650b, so you have a couple...

27.5 is the same as 650b, so you have a couple options for studded:

Nokian makes a 650b studded tire, the A10, available at Peter White Cycles in New Hampshire: Peter White Studded Tire Page ...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,443
Posted By Archwhorides

I liken my studs on dry pavement to a mobile meat...

I liken my studs on dry pavement to a mobile meat grinder. It's so noisy on the downhills that pedestrians step aside far in advance of my arrival.
Replies: 50
Views: 42,786
Posted By Archwhorides

The R2 certainly, but so would the Brooks C17 and...

The R2 certainly, but so would the Brooks C17 and C17A cutout "vegan" saddles, which do not need breaking in - fairly firm and comfortable to start, fairly firm and comfortable for years.

I like...
Replies: 50
Views: 42,786
Posted By Archwhorides

I just received the R2 saddle I ordered in June...

I just received the R2 saddle I ordered in June and have high hopes for its comfort and longevity. It does appear to be well-made. I'm curious to see how it stacks up with the C17 Carved that I've...
01-06-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 985,056
Posted By Archwhorides

First days out on the new Budnitz Model E with...

First days out on the new Budnitz Model E with Fazua/Gates drivetrain and 45Nrth Gravdal studded tires
...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,469
Posted By Archwhorides

I feel lucky because it's too expensive to park...

I feel lucky because it's too expensive to park where I work, and public transit takes too long (and is also somewhat expensive), so I have one more incentive to stay on the bike in all conditions...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,985,692
Posted By Archwhorides

Budnitz e-assist bike arrived just in time for...

Budnitz e-assist bike arrived just in time for New Years. I set it up for my winter commuting with 45Nrth studded tires and a rubber Selle Anatomica saddle.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 63,158
Posted By Archwhorides

I have a 10 mile commute downtown, which I enjoy...

I have a 10 mile commute downtown, which I enjoy daily on my hybrid commuter, except in the following conditions:

Cold weather with frozen precip requiring studs, which turns my ride home into an...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,660
Posted By Archwhorides

I subscribe precisely to Falkon 's principles as...

I subscribe precisely to Falkon 's principles as described above. The three things that I would add:



I find a balaclava too warm in temps above 12F. I find that a polyester bandana over my...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 63,158
Posted By Archwhorides

My pedal assist e- cycle is on order, I'm looking...

My pedal assist e- cycle is on order, I'm looking forward to having the extra push when I'm pedaling a 4 row studded tire uphill after a long workday through Boston slush and snow.

I think the new...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,343
Posted By Archwhorides

Picture shows two hacks on my helmet: 1....

Picture shows two hacks on my helmet:

1. Third Eye mirror further secured with the visor mount.
2. Light and Motion headlight duct-taped to the visor.

I use this set-up for all of my...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,577
Posted By Archwhorides

Priority makes some good options (except for the...

Priority makes some good options (except for the thru axle)
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,466
Posted By Archwhorides

I have a helmet-mounted head/tail light setup...

I have a helmet-mounted head/tail light setup (L&M Vis 360 Pro) that I use for all of my road and MUP riding, day and night. The blinking tail light is 25 lumens and the head lamp runs between 150...
09-23-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 36,488
Posted By Archwhorides

Hard to imagine such a plan could work out. ...

Hard to imagine such a plan could work out. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,880
Posted By Archwhorides

Whatever rings your bell..... Anita Ward

Whatever rings your bell.....

Anita Ward
Forum: Commuting
08-25-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,880
Posted By Archwhorides

My Spurcycle bell is louder, but the Knog Oi Luxe...

My Spurcycle bell is louder, but the Knog Oi Luxe puts out enough decibels to alert pedestrians on my route and the minimalist design appeals to me...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,133
Posted By Archwhorides

Thanks for addressing all of these questions that...

Thanks for addressing all of these questions that no-one is asking.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,696
Posted By Archwhorides

I was a VW owner and resembled click and clackís...

I was a VW owner and resembled click and clackís biases. They were still very funny, or was I too stoned to recognize?
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,505
Posted By Archwhorides

When I had a VW TDI, the rooftop Thule box was a...

When I had a VW TDI, the rooftop Thule box was a 5 mpg hit on mileage (40mpg down to 35 mpg), agreed that bikes on the roof would be worse.

In terms of cost, let's say for the sake of discussion...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,505
Posted By Archwhorides

If you want to make a real mileage difference,...

If you want to make a real mileage difference, install a hitch mounted rear rack and clean up your roof
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,626
Posted By Archwhorides

In the evening I rinse out the Stanley one-hand...

In the evening I rinse out the Stanley one-hand stainless thermal mug and fill it with cold soda water for the ride home - keeps hot things hot and cold things cold for the five years I've had it.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,647
Posted By Archwhorides

According to your article, most e-bikes are found...

According to your article, most e-bikes are found in China (which is also apparently implementing a 25 kph national e-bike speed limit in 2019, according to the Beijinger journal).

Meanwhile in...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,647
Posted By Archwhorides

OK, staying with your stats/equation, let's say...

OK, staying with your stats/equation, let's say that the e-bike gives your rider a 25% speed boost (16 to 20 mph, which is not unlikely), that is a 25% increase in force, which overshadows the 8%...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,647
Posted By Archwhorides

No argument, P = MV is an equation that really...

No argument, P = MV is an equation that really works, and that is why I always carry extra dead-load in my pannier, because the increased momentum makes me a greater threat on the road, LOL. If you...
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