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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By BobbyG

Success! Neos Derailleur Replacement with Adapter

I'm not the greatest bicycle mechanic, but I managed to replace the broken Neos (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1262163-broken-neos.html) compact rapid rise derailleur on my 7-Speed Dahon...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By BobbyG

I know, right? The main two routes are 6...

I know, right?

The main two routes are 6 and 6.5 miles with other longer options. This one is 6 miles. In the dry it's 25 min in and 30 home. But with the snow tires at 25psi for loose snow...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By BobbyG

Smart! Good idea. I may try that.

Smart! Good idea. I may try that.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By BobbyG

Yes. If I can I will scoot over a street or two...

Yes. If I can I will scoot over a street or two for a change of scenery which sometimes helps.
11-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By BobbyG

Ah, yes...the dance of a thousand veils!

Ah, yes...the dance of a thousand veils!
Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By BobbyG

I remembered some one mentioning that on...

I remembered some one mentioning that on bikeforums (you?) and I thought about that, but for $10 I'll see if this can handle the job without getting too gross.



I started this job four months...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By BobbyG

Chills and Spills on a Snowy Commute...

Here are the highlights from Friday's snowy commute through central Colorado Springs.

It was powdery by the house, but icy downtown. There's a stretch where the bike lane is to the left of the...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By BobbyG

Rug to Catch Snow...

After the luxury of being able to park my snowy bike in the warehouse of my last job, with the new job I park in my office. So a few weeks ago I bought a 6x2 ft rug at Walmart for $10 in hopes it...
11-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By BobbyG

The human body is more wonderful AND more...

The human body is more wonderful AND more horrible than can be imagined.
11-17-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By BobbyG

The results of my colonoscopy? To quote my late...

The results of my colonoscopy? To quote my late friend after initially losing 9-inches of colon due to cancer...

"Clean as a whistle...if you're into that kinda thing."
11-16-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By BobbyG

That's what I do.

That's what I do.
11-16-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By BobbyG

Couldn't Show Off Today...

I'll admit it. At almost 61, I take some smug, self-satisfaction at being the only daily bike commuter at my new job, where most everybody is half my age. A few seemed impressed with my lighting...
11-16-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By BobbyG

IMHO you will be more visible in traffic with any...

IMHO you will be more visible in traffic with any light if it is mounted up high on the back of your helmet. Then it can be sen better above car hoods.
11-13-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By BobbyG

I have 5 bikes and all 5 have been fitted with: ...

I have 5 bikes and all 5 have been fitted with:

1) AirZound Airhorn
2) Padded Handlebars
3) "Mouse Trap" Toe Clips
4) Wider Gear Range, Lower and Higher (Except the 2006 Felt, although lower...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By BobbyG

When my previous commute bag started wearing out...

When my previous commute bag started wearing out I looked at a couple of backpacks like this. Ultimately, I bought the same bag I had been using since I had a "system" for packing and securing the...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By BobbyG

First Snow Commute at the New Job...

Mounted the winter tires this morning and rode my first snow commute of the season in Colorado Springs, and the first snow commute to the new job! (21F with a light dusting...more on the bridges....
11-10-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,567
Posted By BobbyG

I mentioned it: "and some companies make...

I mentioned it: "and some companies make thumb-like shifters that mount on the front of brake levers giving you something very close to "brifters"..."
I guess I wasn't clear or specific enough. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By BobbyG

Lighter, Tighter Commuting...

A few years ago my wife and I decluttered the house, with an eye to an eventual move. We ended up staying, and found the house was more enjoyable with less furniture and things which no longer held...
11-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By BobbyG

Then you'd be a "cager". ;)

Then you'd be a "cager". ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-02-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By BobbyG

Feeling Pumped? ...Guess again!

I have been feeling pumped about my resurrected '84 Nishiki lately. After stripping off all the components in preparation to donate it I had a very visceral and intense dream about riding it after...
10-31-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By BobbyG

Back In The Saddle, Again...Again!

I was off the bike for 3 weeks this summer with my first bout of Covid which was rougher than I expected, plus a longer recovery than I would have thought. All of which made me feel much older than...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By BobbyG

I put my backpack on my rear rack...here's how: ...

I put my backpack on my rear rack...here's how:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRgLq2F3PA
10-31-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By BobbyG

I think they'd be too hot....at least for me. I...

I think they'd be too hot....at least for me. I bike year round down to 5F. At that temp I wear a light balaclava over my face and ears, plus a headband over my ears, and sometimes over that the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, you are correct. I exceeded the range of...

Yes, you are correct. I exceeded the range of the derailleur. And I have fixed my post to refer to 1st gear as the 32-tooth ring.
10-29-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By BobbyG

Studded snow tires and extra clothing layers. ...

Studded snow tires and extra clothing layers.
https://youtu.be/vMPNdmlKj_Y
10-21-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,937
Posted By BobbyG

Please explain.

Please explain.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By BobbyG

ZIPP2001 Yeah, wrong section...but I was happy...

ZIPP2001 Yeah, wrong section...but I was happy when your name popped up!
10-16-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By BobbyG

It depends on what kind of flats you are getting....

It depends on what kind of flats you are getting. A daily commuter in Colorado i had been getting goat head thorn punctures at the rate of 2 to three a month. Since I began using tire liners 20...
10-13-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,187
Posted By BobbyG

One bit of advice repeated here over the years...

One bit of advice repeated here over the years for new cyclists or people returning to biking is don't sweat the first bike purchase so much, and don't spend a lot. You will discover your...
10-08-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By BobbyG

Rear wheels at my local bike co-op start at $20.

Rear wheels at my local bike co-op start at $20.
10-04-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,162
Posted By BobbyG

https://youtu.be/mrVLwrkpdQQ

https://youtu.be/mrVLwrkpdQQ
10-03-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,162
Posted By BobbyG

Riding down an quiet. empty unlit street with a...

Riding down an quiet. empty unlit street with a bright headlight reminds me reading with a flashlight under the plankets as a kid.
10-03-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,162
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute, so winter means nighttime...

I mostly commute, so winter means nighttime rides home.
https://youtu.be/YNfJhkbzW-E
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By BobbyG

Justification granted. I now have five...

Justification granted.

I now have five commute-ready bikes and I like the variety. I enjoy comparing and contrasting the 'personality' of each bike.

Go ahead and get the Marlin; but by next...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By BobbyG

KC8QVO Here's how I answered a similar question...

KC8QVO Here's how I answered a similar question on another thread...
https://www.bikeforums.net/22219105-post3.html
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By BobbyG

Here's what I do. ...

Here's what I do.

https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA

Here's an earlier version. It didn't have the D-Clips, but due to the bag's pear-shape, it stayed in place.

https://youtu.be/gDJycK4tykA

If...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By BobbyG

The Commute That Almost Wasn't...

I hadn't ridden my '84 Nishiki International to my new job because of its overall kludginess and schmutz. Plus the drive train was dragging. I bought. new-to-me 2006 Felt F86 to replace it, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,835
Posted By BobbyG

I don't care much about how other people get to...

I don't care much about how other people get to work. Sure, more cyclists mean more political pull for more bike infrastructure, and it would lessen the impact on the environment (but to what degree...
09-11-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,824
Posted By BobbyG

As a 30-year bike commuter I spend half the year...

As a 30-year bike commuter I spend half the year riding home in the dark. Over the years I have worked up a lighting strategy, and what seems like the most successful was adding a bright (but not...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By BobbyG

Any day that includes any bike activity, from...

Any day that includes any bike activity, from maintenance to a ride of any length is not a wasted day.
09-04-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 942
Posted By BobbyG

I had that problem on my old 12-speed and it...

I had that problem on my old 12-speed and it turned out to be a broken axel. It performed fine, but deflected a lot under heavy load. I'd check for that.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By BobbyG

My main commuter has Origin 8 pedals with toe...

My main commuter has Origin 8 pedals with toe clips. All my bikes have toe clips except the folder. I've been wearing stiffer-soled skate shoes for years. Usually Vans or Van-style sneakers.

I...
08-30-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,443
Posted By BobbyG

Nice article, thanks!

Nice article, thanks!
08-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By BobbyG

Yikes! Our bodies become more treasonous every...

Yikes! Our bodies become more treasonous every year.

Wishing you a full recovery.
08-20-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By BobbyG

https://youtu.be/3PZSpmAKxVY

https://youtu.be/3PZSpmAKxVY
08-18-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By BobbyG

I have a Dahon Boardwalk of similar design. I'm...

I have a Dahon Boardwalk of similar design. I'm not quite sure what you mean it's too close to your crotch, but in order to preserve 'foldability' you don't want to mount the bottle cage on the bars,...
08-14-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By BobbyG

Your post really resonated with me. There is a...

Your post really resonated with me. There is a place like that here in Colorado Springs, Pedal Station/Kids On Bikes (https://kidsonbikes.net/pedal-station/).

They have been a source if low-cost...
08-14-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By BobbyG

I have three types of "good" rides: One is...

I have three types of "good" rides:

One is commuting. To work and back, running errands, or meeting someone.

Another type is a fun or pleasure ride, where I pick a destination and ride to it,...
08-13-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By BobbyG

There are some nice porteur racks that mount on...

There are some nice porteur racks that mount on the canti bosses.
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By BobbyG

A few years ago I started adding store-bought...

A few years ago I started adding store-bought arch supports in my shoes to fight plantar fasciitis. The ones with plastic support that run the length of the shoe seem to help me with the problem...
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