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11-22-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8,341
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I've been following the thread for several years...

I've been following the thread for several years and there are some that sneak in because many of those certainly are "retro" builds, having modern drivetrains with 9-11 speeds, but I think the...
11-22-23, 07:05 AM
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Posted By RB1-luvr

this may be my favorite thread on BF.

this may be my favorite thread on BF.
11-22-23, 01:36 AM
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Posted By billytwosheds

That thing looks like it would rip.

That thing looks like it would rip.
09-29-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,474
Posted By Catnap

In NYC, many folks have recommended Arcane Moto...

In NYC, many folks have recommended Arcane Moto...
09-26-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,474
Posted By ascherer

Please let us know, I didn't know they were...

Please let us know, I didn't know they were (potentially) back and might be interested in having a frame done as well. Thanks!
09-19-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,474
Posted By 1989Pre

Another vote for Bruce Risely @ Color Factory. He...

Another vote for Bruce Risely @ Color Factory. He did the blue bike for me 3 years ago, and the yellow one 20 years ago....
Forum: Commuting
09-18-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,003
Posted By noimagination

I tried wearing regular clothes to commute to...

I tried wearing regular clothes to commute to work a couple of times. The ride to work is more downhill than up (one medium climb on the way to work), and the return the opposite (obviously), so it...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,003
Posted By SkinGriz

I think a fixed gear does that. And gives you an...

I think a fixed gear does that. And gives you an invisible force field that protects against car collisions.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,362
Posted By pdlamb

Yesterday was a routine commute, until I got...

Yesterday was a routine commute, until I got within a half mile of home. My state apparently issues driver's licenses to the north end of a south-bound horse, and one of them drives a large pickup. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,362
Posted By jaxy357

Full multi-modal commute this morning, as in I...

Full multi-modal commute this morning, as in I wasn't lazy and actually rode to the train station instead of driving (go me!). Stopped at the gym on campus and showered, got in right on time. Light...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By yves845

I'm my own boss (I work alone as a psychiatrist),...

I'm my own boss (I work alone as a psychiatrist), but I must have a somewhat professional appearance on arrival !
At the moment, I'm gathering infos about where I could have enough inpatients as...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,362
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1727: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1727:

The last few weeks have been unusually warm, with temps most days pushing or even breaking 100F. That's pretty unusual for South Dakota in late...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By rumrunn6

current bike commute is 22 miles each way....

current bike commute is 22 miles each way. haven't done it since covid. & even before covid I maxxed out at maybe 10 times in any year, on good weather, summer days only. I experimented w/ 1/2...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By softreset

I did a 39.2 round-trip commute 3-days a week...

I did a 39.2 round-trip commute 3-days a week (when there wasn't rain in the forecast) and there were definitely a few stressful mornings. One morning, of course when I was slow out of the gate, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By JoeyBike

I did 36 miles round trip for 18 months in my...

I did 36 miles round trip for 18 months in my late 40s on a road bike no assist. Somehow I pulled that off without overuse injury. It was too much. I'm a pretty serious rider but still, 5-8 miles is...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By yves845

As for E-bikes : under 15mph no regulation, under...

As for E-bikes : under 15mph no regulation, under 28mph considered as a moped. And over, like a motorcycle.
To begin with, I'll try to open a practice within a 7 miles radius from my home and advise...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By Korina

Is the train reliable enough to get you home?...

Is the train reliable enough to get you home? Bike to work train home might be feasible two or three times per week. You could try biking it on a day off, see how you feel about it.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By zacster

I did a 10 mile commute each way in NYC 2 or 3...

I did a 10 mile commute each way in NYC 2 or 3 times a week and that was completely within my energy level, even at 64 up until I retired. In fact towards the end I was riding even more frequently as...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By PhilFo

I have an 11.5 mile commute to work so I'm doing...

I have an 11.5 mile commute to work so I'm doing 23 miles a day, three or four days a week, when the weather permits (not above 85 degrees, not pouring rain, not both). I'm turning 47 next month and...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By yves845

Yes I find it extreme. And possibly unreasonable....

Yes I find it extreme. And possibly unreasonable. I just wanted to make sure posting.
That said :
one of my great great grand father was a stone cutter in the end of the XIX century, He travelled...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's three and a half hours a day riding. I...

That's three and a half hours a day riding. I don't have that kind of time to spend on it, but my kids are still little. Also will be in full dark in a few months here
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By yves845

As you can imagine, there's only one sealed road,...

As you can imagine, there's only one sealed road, all the others rare alternatives are at are the very best gravelled.
To be honest, I'm just fed up to work for a living ! Even if it's just obscene...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By timdow

I have horrible traffic on the last few miles of...

I have horrible traffic on the last few miles of my commute. Took 20 minutes through city traffic to go 3 miles. What I did for a while was to drive most of the way, then biked the last few.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By zacster

26 miles is a long way to go in each direction,...

26 miles is a long way to go in each direction, even on an e-bike. It isn't just the pedaling that takes a beating. And then you'll be spending almost 4 hours per day on the bike, not to enjoy the...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By Steve B.

When I was in my 30's and low 40's I could handle...

When I was in my 30's and low 40's I could handle the 54 miles RT commute in a day. I did this maybe twice per week as I was also training hard on weekends. By the late 50's it was a bit much and I...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,003
Posted By Polaris OBark

You are completely disregarding the distinct...

You are completely disregarding the distinct possibility that he is an international assassin, and that Big Gravel is monitoring him via his ISP.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,003
Posted By PaulH

Twenty years of experience commuting in normal...

Twenty years of experience commuting in normal office clothing here, brought to a possible end by forced telework. My commute was 25 miles round trip for part of that time. I think that the "semi...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,003
Posted By VRC

Getting tired of the costume change

Im going to try velosambas, stretchy jeans, and a wool tee and see how it feels for a 10 mile, semi sporty commute and working. Wish me luck. Advice/commisseration welcome.

Edit: so people can...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,041
Posted By prairiepedaler

"With the blast shield down, how am I supposed to...

"With the blast shield down, how am I supposed to ride?" <<< patented BF signature
Forum: Commuting
12-14-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,041
Posted By noglider

A lot of cyclists seem to think their lights are...

A lot of cyclists seem to think their lights are adequate when (I think) they are not. Lights have improved a lot in recent years, so an excellent light is pretty affordable. I don't think maximum...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,977
Posted By noglider

Well I did it on Wednesday, and as I did it, I...

Well I did it on Wednesday, and as I did it, I thought of this thread. It was 37F and raining. I didn't even expect rain; it was a surprise. The sun had set. I was underdressed.

Well, it went far...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By BobbyG

Good old-fashioned rim brakes with minimal...

Good old-fashioned rim brakes with minimal clearance also provide this benefit.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By Germany_chris

I run them tight because I prefer the way it looks

I run them tight because I prefer the way it looks
Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,977
Posted By noglider

I usually do ride in the rain if I'm scheduled to...

I usually do ride in the rain if I'm scheduled to ride. Only heavy rain when I set out (or a forecast of heavy rain when I'm schedule to return) will keep me off the bike.

Of course, when it's...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,041
Posted By Litho dbh

Hallelujah, brother. I want to be that irritant...

Hallelujah, brother. I want to be that irritant as well. 25 years commuting. So far so good. If a single light is coming toward me, I wonder, "bike, or a one-eyed car."?
Forum: Commuting
11-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By truthseeker14

Update. Well I reported it. I couldn't figure out...

Update. Well I reported it. I couldn't figure out what department to send it to, so I sent it to a Cincinnati councilman who has been an advocate for traffic safety where the incident had occurred....
Forum: Commuting
10-28-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By 79pmooney

A long time ago I lived in Milton, worked close...

A long time ago I lived in Milton, worked close to Fenway Park and didn't own a car. For a year, I rode in every day, Mon-Fri. Came in a few minutes late on a snow day. One of very few to even...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By livedarklions

Jurisdictions sometimes have general "nuisance"...

Jurisdictions sometimes have general "nuisance" or "disturbing the peace" or "creating unsafe conditions" statutes that might be stretched to cover this type of behavior if you happen to do it in...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor...

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor vehicle is no big deal?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 61,785
Posted By curbtender

Not mine, but fits here... ...

Not mine, but fits here...
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Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By mwaldin

Normally I would say that making people's lives...

Normally I would say that making people's lives miserable is not a good idea but in this case the person really needs to be "informed" of his bad behavior. Report him. That said, why were you riding...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bald Paul

For those of you who may not be from Bahsten, a...

For those of you who may not be from Bahsten, a Nor'Easter is a wikked bad stahm. :roflmao:
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By dkatz1

I don't think reporting a clown like that is...

I don't think reporting a clown like that is "snitching". It's not like the cyclist and the jerk are both in the mafia, or on the same cell block.
THis was a citizen, being harrased (dangerously) by...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By RoadKill

I was buzzed by a school bus so reported it and...

I was buzzed by a school bus so reported it and sent video to the district which connected me to the school bus driving head trainer. That person said she was surprised that the driver in my video...
10-24-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,328
Posted By ThermionicScott

$50 for that was a steal! :thumb:

$50 for that was a steal! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By teejaywhy

Yeah, don't want to violate the criminals code of...

Yeah, don't want to violate the criminals code of conduct.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By canopus

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck...

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck with a number and a phone on the back throw trash out while waiting for a red light. Trash pisses me off, so I called the company and reported the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By Daniel4

There's a purpose for the " How's my driving?"...

There's a purpose for the " How's my driving?" written on the back of some trucks.

They should not be limited only to trucks with that written on them.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By livedarklions

Look, if someone in a city truck is taking out...

Look, if someone in a city truck is taking out their bad day on me when I'm riding reasonably and legally, I'm reporting him. I don't know about the lane choice here, if anything I suspect OP typoed...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,960
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to...

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to ensure a report is actually recorded, and then follow up on it.

Telling his boss isn't likely to have the employee held accountable, as it would...
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