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06-26-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,729
Posted By Mr_Finster

I am also running the T2 and like it. I had not...

I am also running the T2 and like it. I had not seen the Easton when I had found a good deal on the T2. I had Deda bars on my Bianchi Pista Concept 2006 and did not enjoy them. Comfortable for me.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mr_Finster

Way cool. I had a green one that I bought 4 years...

Way cool. I had a green one that I bought 4 years ago. Got hit on my way to work two weeks ago. Just got my replacement... another Cross-Check. Bummed that the green is no longer available, so went...
02-09-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mr_Finster

I didn't for the longest time, but got tired of...

I didn't for the longest time, but got tired of not knowing how far I had gone. The alternative was to map out my route post-ride (with mapmyride or something similar) or asking other riders. Use my...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mr_Finster

Another vote for newspaper at work, then...

Another vote for newspaper at work, then newspaper plus fan at home.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mr_Finster

The whole reason there is a heat index number is...

The whole reason there is a heat index number is so that you can compare dry heat to moist heat conditions. Your body's ability to cool itself goes hand in hand with the heat index. Check out NOAA's...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By Mr_Finster

No shifters is the purest, simplest way to...

No shifters is the purest, simplest way to commute...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,385
Posted By Mr_Finster

During the foul weather, they think I'm nuts....

During the foul weather, they think I'm nuts. During the great weather days, when I say I'm leaving early for an extended ride home around the lake, they are jealous! I invite them along, but get the...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,869
Posted By Mr_Finster

Cycling cap the only way to go. Especially in...

Cycling cap the only way to go. Especially in group rides, too.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Mr_Finster

I commute here in Houston, so not really south...

I commute here in Houston, so not really south texas. Been commuting on and off for 15 years. Consistently commuting 4 days a week the last two years. No problems for me.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By Mr_Finster

I've had SKS on my CrossCheck fixed gear commuter...

I've had SKS on my CrossCheck fixed gear commuter for three years now and still working great. Only complaint with them is that the rear brake bridge support broke and I had to rig an alternative...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 7,985
Posted By Mr_Finster

4663 + 13 = 4676

4663 + 13 = 4676
03-24-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mr_Finster

I did the cross-check route and built it up with...

I did the cross-check route and built it up with many a spare parts. Inexpensive and versatile, too.
03-24-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Mr_Finster

I would second the notion for the Cross-Check....

I would second the notion for the Cross-Check. One of the most versatile bikes out there. Got mine set up for fixed-gear communting, but ready for the single-track, too.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mr_Finster

I've got a set of SKS on my Surly Cross-Check....

I've got a set of SKS on my Surly Cross-Check. Work great! Easy to install. I have the bike set for commuting, early morning rides (dark!) and for foul weather riding.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,826
Posted By Mr_Finster

I bought my frame fro $400 and then added...

I bought my frame fro $400 and then added everything I had in a parts bin. Only purchases were fenders and avid shorty's. Ended up getting a Surly fixed-gear hub and Mavic Open Pro. Super versatile....
Forum: Commuting
01-26-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,022
Posted By Mr_Finster

I was fortunate to have components from my son's...

I was fortunate to have components from my son's bike (that I had built up and then he outgrew it) so I just ordered a Surly CrossCheck frame from my LBS. Got it, built it up and added fenders and a...
01-12-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 119,466
Posted By Mr_Finster

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Bianchi Milano...

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Bianchi Milano with an 8 spd internal hub? Rode it last year and thought it made a nice commuter option. Kind of pricey, but a decent alternative.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-07, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,142
Posted By Mr_Finster

I have a set of Axiom Cartiers and they are so...

I have a set of Axiom Cartiers and they are so much better than any of the Nashbar sets. I owned a set back in 1995 to 1998 and they ended up coming apart at the seams. The Cartiers are superb. Found...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-07, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,894,181
Posted By Mr_Finster

My Surly Cross-Check Fixed-Gear commuter

Thought I would upload my commuter again. Converted to fixed-gear last summer, but have not uploaded a picture of it since. Using Surly fixed-gear rear hub with 16t and 18t. Works nicely for...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-06, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,894
Posted By Mr_Finster

Axiom Cartier bags have been working great for me...

Axiom Cartier bags have been working great for me the last 6 months. Keeps water really well during the summer thunderstorms here in Houston.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Mr_Finster

Using Axiom Cartier bags. Holds my 15" Powerbook...

Using Axiom Cartier bags. Holds my 15" Powerbook with room to spare for lunch case. Clothes in the other bag. Panniers mount to Blackburn Expedition rack. As for fenders, mounted a pair of SKS P50...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,673
Posted By Mr_Finster

Bought my Cross-Check 1.5 years ago and used it...

Bought my Cross-Check 1.5 years ago and used it as a commuter/tour bike. Two months ago, converted it to fixed-gear commuter and have loved it. The bike is VERSATILE! So much you can do with it. It...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,343
Posted By Mr_Finster

Agree that fixed-gear commuting is the way to go....

Agree that fixed-gear commuting is the way to go. Commuting for 5 years on geared road bike. Switched to FG two months ago (love it!). FG or not, my cadence tends to be between 100 and 110....
Forum: Commuting
05-02-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,171
Posted By Mr_Finster

I agree with the other 95% about cross bike....

I agree with the other 95% about cross bike. Bought a Surly Cross-Check 1.5 years ago. Worked great. Got bored with it and made it a fixed gear commuter. Even better!
05-01-06, 09:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 968
Posted By Mr_Finster

Large number of clubs to choose from. Very good...

Large number of clubs to choose from. Very good velodrome for training/racing (Alkek velodrome on west side). Numerous stores to visit as well. Biking in general in Houston has been steadily...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mr_Finster

I have found similar responses. When riding my...

I have found similar responses. When riding my commuter, fellow commuters wave, but other "cyclists" rarely do. When I'm riding my road machine (non-commuter), I wave to all and get maybe 50% return....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 928,113
Posted By Mr_Finster

Melin Extralight, circa 1995. Rides really well....

Melin Extralight, circa 1995. Rides really well. Looking to change the fork/headset/stem soon. Posted picture already on the "What road bike do you have" thread.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,926
Posted By Mr_Finster

Very flat resistant to glass and debris. The only...

Very flat resistant to glass and debris. The only problem I have had with them has been with smal wire strands from steel-belted radials. If not those, then the Continental Gator-skins.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mr_Finster

I'm lucky enough to be able to store my...

I'm lucky enough to be able to store my toiletries at my desk (soap, towel, deodorant). I usually bring in my clothes and have them hanging on my door. Cruise in early enough to cool down and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 10:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,964
Posted By Mr_Finster

Give the ol' elbow wiggle and yell "OUT" or wave...

Give the ol' elbow wiggle and yell "OUT" or wave em forward with your hand. You only have to drop your speed by 1-2 mph at the most so you can hop on the end of the line/wheel-sucker.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Mr_Finster

I've used metal tubing clamps that had rubber...

I've used metal tubing clamps that had rubber liners. Wrapped around the seatstays nicely and held the rack quite securely. Make sure they are not too big as any play will scrape the paint off and...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,722
Posted By Mr_Finster

Next time on your group ride with your fendered...

Next time on your group ride with your fendered steed, look to see who is fighting to get on your fendered wheels! Sure keeps the spray down for those behind you.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Mr_Finster

Ewwwww. Gross. I would have to say large Panniers...

Ewwwww. Gross. I would have to say large Panniers to accomplish that job. Yuck.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Mr_Finster

Seen squirrels falling a few times at my old...

Seen squirrels falling a few times at my old house, but not while riding. Saw two squirrels banging away last fall on my way to work. Pretty quick/funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Mr_Finster

I had some clicking noise and it turned out to be...

I had some clicking noise and it turned out to be some contact rust in the steerer tube. The clicking was caused by the friction between the stem expander bolt and steerer tube. Cleaning off the...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mr_Finster

My original Giro Pneumo with detachable visor...

My original Giro Pneumo with detachable visor died and the latest replacement did not come with a visor. So, I wear a cycling cap underneath and it does a terrific job in keeping the rain off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,558
Posted By Mr_Finster

I had a set of rollers that were inexpensive....

I had a set of rollers that were inexpensive. They worked well for two seasons. I went to use them the third season and saw that they were slightly warped. Make sure you check them periodically....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mr_Finster

Ordered my Cross-Check from LBS and it arrived...

Ordered my Cross-Check from LBS and it arrived within one week. I was happy with the time-frame. The week wait was good because it gave me time to get all of my components in order to build up the...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,009
Posted By Mr_Finster

39, but acting like I'm 23.

39, but acting like I'm 23.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,236
Posted By Mr_Finster

Just checked and it is 27.5 pounds without...

Just checked and it is 27.5 pounds without paniers (as is in the pictutre in the link posted).
Forum: Commuting
02-03-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,236
Posted By Mr_Finster

Chose Surly Cross-Check because I liked the...

Chose Surly Cross-Check because I liked the versatility. Bought frame/fork through LBS for decent price ($380 after team discount plus tax). Had all of the components except for threadless headset...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-06, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Mr_Finster

The riding around Katy and the surrounding areas...

The riding around Katy and the surrounding areas are very flat. Rolling hills do not start until you are another 50-60 miles NW of Katy. However, there are a large number of group rides and charity...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,654,938
Posted By Mr_Finster

Here is my stable of rides: Merlin...

Here is my stable of rides:

Merlin Extralight (circa 1995) with Ultegra 9spd
Surly CrossCheck (commuter) with Ultegra/105 9spd
C-Dale RT1000 (Tandem)
Forum: Commuting
01-21-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,894,181
Posted By Mr_Finster

I bought the frame/fork from my LBS. Had all the...

I bought the frame/fork from my LBS. Had all the components from previous bikes. My set-up is 53/39 with 12/25. Thing rides like a champ.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,894,181
Posted By Mr_Finster

Love seeing the variety of rides people use. Mine...

Love seeing the variety of rides people use. Mine is pretty straight-forward. Good ole Surly Cross-Check works really well.
01-20-06, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Mr_Finster

Mounted a Blackburn Expedition rack, but had to...

Mounted a Blackburn Expedition rack, but had to use different spacers on the sides along with some very slight bending of the tubes to bypass the disc brake mounts. Also had to do some slight bending...
Forum: Introductions
01-19-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Mr_Finster

Howdy from Houston...

Been reading this for a few weeks, so decided to join the forum.

Yep, another rider from Texas. Been in Houston since 1988. Been riding before then out of necessity and desire. Have a relatively...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 35,373
Posted By Mr_Finster

A) Occupation ->- Aero Engineer B) Commuting...

A) Occupation ->- Aero Engineer

B) Commuting Distance --> 11 r/t

C) When at work I a) shower b) change clothes/clean up c) don't change clothes and hope for the best/clean up --> B, after...
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