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06-27-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By BobbyG

I had my first round of Plantars Fascitis about 6...

I had my first round of Plantars Fascitis about 6 years ago. I tried a generic store bought shoe inserts and it worked. So now all shoes get them, and I have elastic strap-on arch supports for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By BobbyG

In my opinion, unless a fender comes down low...

In my opinion, unless a fender comes down low enough to keep grime off the bottom bracket, chain, pedals and your feet, it's almost pointless. Because of the way they fold, Montagues stock fenders...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By BobbyG

ascherer I've seen your headline in the post...

ascherer I've seen your headline in the post list every day since you posted it and every time it makes me smile. I was lucky enough to have indoor parking for 20 years and it's certainly made a...
06-21-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By BobbyG

Without the trailer the bike feels light and...

Without the trailer the bike feels light and nimble...except uphill of course.
06-21-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By BobbyG

Since I've been listening to spoken-word podcasts...

Since I've been listening to spoken-word podcasts in one ear for the last few years, the wind has been a problem. Based on your recommen dation, I think I will finally check out the cat-ears.
06-21-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By BobbyG

Another Project "Behind ME"...

I bought a used bike trailer! Yeah, I'm excited about it. I've never needed one, but I'm not getting any younger, so when I found a used, customized, folding trailer for $30 I bought it.

Last...
06-20-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By BobbyG

Glad you're okay and that it wasn't worse. ...

Glad you're okay and that it wasn't worse.

May I suggest an Airzound Airhorn? I can easily alert others on the MUP from a hundred yards away.
06-20-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By BobbyG

If there is a bike co-op near you, I suggest you...

If there is a bike co-op near you, I suggest you look there. I broke the rear axle on my 1997 26" 7-speed MTB. I bought a comparable used wheel for $20 and they put my gears on it for $5.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By BobbyG

St. Sheldon of Blessed Memory...a genius taken...

St. Sheldon of Blessed Memory...a genius taken from this world much too soon and in a very unfair manner.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By BobbyG

I was worried about that, but it has actually...

I was worried about that, but it has actually worked out well. Think of it as a "6-speed plus bail-out-gear". The next lowest gear (24) is like second gear on my 2x6 and 2x8 roadbikes, which could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By BobbyG

Leisesturm The rear wheel of the 2007 Dahon...

Leisesturm The rear wheel of the 2007 Dahon Boardwalk I bought was trashed. It came with a 7-speed cassette. I bought a 20-inch wheel with a 7 speed freewheel at the bike co-op for 20 bucks. I then...
06-18-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By BobbyG

I was hit by a much smaller branch while riding...

I was hit by a much smaller branch while riding back in 2017, but it did knock my take-a-look mirror off.
https://youtu.be/QrXUxpjzaCo
06-17-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,499
Posted By BobbyG

My commute home was uphill over 9 miles. I don't...

My commute home was uphill over 9 miles. I don't know the grades, but two of the routes took me along old railroad lines and they were very subtle rises...practically unnoticeable. So when I would...
06-15-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By BobbyG

Angy emoji.

Angy emoji.
06-15-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By BobbyG

gringomojado Yes! I commuted through Colorado...

gringomojado Yes! I commuted through Colorado Springs for many years and it takes much more effort than out on uninterrupted trails and roads. I grew up in Chicago and go back regularly. Even...
06-15-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 655
Posted By BobbyG

I was a daily commuter for 28 years. Four...

I was a daily commuter for 28 years.

Four bikes, I like variety, so I ride them all. They are all fun in their own way, so that's a plus.

The most ridden is my black, 2015 Charge Plug which I...
06-15-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 994
Posted By BobbyG

In Colorado Springs it rarely reaches 100F but...

In Colorado Springs it rarely reaches 100F but often go up to 98F (Highest recorded temp here was 100.8F in 2018) however the thermometers on my bikes will read up to 110 in direct sunlight. I...
06-14-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By BobbyG

Link didn't work?...try this: ...

Link didn't work?...try this:
https://wamu.org/story/22/06/10/a-tough-love-history-of-the-bicycle/
06-10-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By BobbyG

You could get a front derailier and put a double...

You could get a front derailier and put a double upfront although that might get expensive what with the extra parts.

Back in 1992 I added a triple up front to my 6-speed Schwinn Cruiser Supreme,...
06-10-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 723
Posted By BobbyG

Frenzen I commuted for 28 years in Colorado...

Frenzen I commuted for 28 years in Colorado Springs. My main routes were 8.6 to 9.2 miles with one 6.8 mile option. My average speed was 13.5 mph on my faster, lighter bike, and 11.5 on my heavier...
06-07-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 793
Posted By BobbyG

Emulate the London busses: ...

Emulate the London busses:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/601x785/01_00697895_c15f724422439d96a4e73126963e5719809d64b3.jpg
06-04-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By BobbyG

I was a daily commuter on paved streets and my...

I was a daily commuter on paved streets and my bikes all had smooth, supple road tires. My 2015 Charge Plug (not a folder) came with Kenda Small Block 8's which had micro-knobbies. I really wanted...
06-04-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,036
Posted By BobbyG

I never owned anything but steel bikes...1960s...

I never owned anything but steel bikes...1960s upright Schwinns, includng a Sting Ray, a 1976 Azuki 10-speed...
06-03-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By BobbyG

Here's the Yehuda Moon Link: 2017-01-13 -...

Here's the Yehuda Moon Link:
2017-01-13 - Kickstand Comics featuring Yehuda Moon (http://yehudamoon.com/comic/2017-01-13/)
...
06-03-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly use intersections, but there are a few...

I mostly use intersections, but there are a few streets where I feel I am safer in the crosswalk during peak traffic times.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By BobbyG

That's why I bought them! ...

That's why I bought them!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfJhkbzW-E
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By BobbyG

Yes! Including this: ...

Yes!
Including this:
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1239918-calibrating-nostalgia.html
Forum: Commuting
06-02-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By BobbyG

Commute Bag Still Relevant!...

Even though my daily commute ended 18 month ago, I still keep my lights, long-fingered gloves of various warmth, and other necessities in my commuting backpack on the shelf in my closet where it's...
06-02-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By BobbyG

Anfieldtramp To ride defensively you have to...

Anfieldtramp To ride defensively you have to anticipate the worst behavior from others...but it is depressing when it actually occurs. I don't know your local laws but I found drivers and others...
06-01-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 954
Posted By BobbyG

Charlie Ky Outstanding!

Charlie Ky Outstanding!
Forum: Commuting
06-01-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By BobbyG

I lost my daily commute 18 months ago and I miss...

I lost my daily commute 18 months ago and I miss it dearly. I have the freedom to ride when I want, but the need to be somewhere at a specific time was my motivation...and of course then I'd have to...
05-30-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By BobbyG

Yes it does... ...

Yes it does...
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://lazersport.us/products/compactdlxmips&ved=2ahUKEwiy7MrKuYj4AhUXHDQIHUhADFUQFnoECGIQAQ&usg=AOvVaw3GrsMEzPsYnWKmSb7_xwcJ
05-30-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By BobbyG

Or lead-based solder on the electrical parts.

Or lead-based solder on the electrical parts.
05-30-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By BobbyG

I must be a terrible person. On the one hand, as...

I must be a terrible person. On the one hand, as a bike commuter for 28 years, I am interested in bicycle advocacy and safety...I mean, I'm here reading and responding in the A&S forum. But on the...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By BobbyG

Digger Goreman What was your motivation to...

Digger Goreman What was your motivation to convert to a 1x?
05-26-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By BobbyG

Bikeforums is a different forum due to your...

Bikeforums is a different forum due to your political occupation of the General Cycling forum. In the Politics and Religion forum you can safely leave your mind locked to a solid objection for a few...
05-25-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By BobbyG

I am not questioning your choice. But I just...

I am not questioning your choice. But I just wanted to share some further thoughts:

While tire liners can possibly add an extra step to a tire change, they often do not.

I've been using tire...
05-25-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome. Please have your down-tube scoped (as...

Welcome. Please have your down-tube scoped (as in colonoscopy).
Forum: Commuting
05-25-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By BobbyG

Show up with these: ...

Show up with these:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/369x208/img_20200317_072040_hdr_a1601c6c4f7b58e4a9f0ad883bddf93f062bb4ce.jpg

(My winter after-dark commuting shoes.)
05-25-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By BobbyG

ChiroVette TIre liners (like Mr. Tuffys) make any...

ChiroVette TIre liners (like Mr. Tuffys) make any tire more puncture resistant, so you can stick with the tires you find easy to mount and dismount and enjoy more puncture resistance.

That's what...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By BobbyG

mjsmith7357 First, the fact that you are thinking...

mjsmith7357 First, the fact that you are thinking about safety puts you ahead of the game compared to many riders.

I learned a lot about bike commuting safely here on bikeforums, and there have...
05-23-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,706
Posted By BobbyG

Don't overdress in colder weather. Dress for how...

Don't overdress in colder weather. Dress for how you will feel after warming up 10-12 minutes into the ride. Especially below 32F.
05-21-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By BobbyG

The Craigslist poster and his daughter did a...

The Craigslist poster and his daughter did a double disservice to their community.

Leaving personal property like bikes, cars and homes unlocked creates opportunities for thieves, and news of...
05-21-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,854
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks for helping find them.

Thanks for helping find them.
05-19-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By BobbyG

Very cool! Here it is in "cross-eye" format. ...

Very cool!
Here it is in "cross-eye" format. Just cross your eyes until the images merge into 3D. (Not everyone can do this.)...
05-19-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By BobbyG

You did a good thing.

You did a good thing.
05-19-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By BobbyG

Long sleeves are a must in the sun at 6500'+ in...

Long sleeves are a must in the sun at 6500'+ in Colorado Springs ...even in winter. I got sunburn on my neck and arms a few years ago on a 5 hour ride in February.

In the summer my preference is...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By BobbyG

My video editing program now has a function where...

My video editing program now has a function where you v tell it what track is the voice, what's the music and what the sound effects are and adds eq, levels and ducking (lowering the volume of the...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By BobbyG

There are schools like Full Sail. I came up...

There are schools like Full Sail.

I came up through radio in the 1980s and later worked in studios.
Nowadays there are countless articles and Youtube videos..
There are also websites that offer...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By BobbyG

TiHabanero , I have been an audio recording...

TiHabanero , I have been an audio recording engineer for almost 40 years now....a little music but mostly commercials and audio for video. I've noticed the same thing as you. I think it comes down to...
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