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Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By BobbyG

I do use the garage in colder weather, otherwise...

I do use the garage in colder weather, otherwise I'm on the covered porch, or often in the shade of a tree. When I first began commuting, I was single and living by a college in an old victorian...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
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: 0
Views: 72
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...
09-18-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,833
Posted By BobbyG

Scary! I mostly commute and have ridden with a...

Scary! I mostly commute and have ridden with a helmet cam for 8 years. The one time I really wanted the video from it I failed to turn it on before the ride.

I'm glad everyone's okay.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By BobbyG

Maintenance: 3 Bikes, 5 Hours...

I am so, so grateful for my new job and commute after 18 months on my own, but I got a little spoiled at the previous job, where I had a warehouse in which I could work on my bike, and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By BobbyG

I have a hilly commute here in Colorado Springs. ...

I have a hilly commute here in Colorado Springs. Nine miles for 28 years...now 6.5.

When I moved here ar 30 years old I had a 48-pound 1988 Schwinn Cruiser Supreme modified to a 3x6. It was okay...
09-15-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By BobbyG

This one's for you ShadcoFlying W Wranglers -...

This one's for you ShadcoFlying W Wranglers - Don't Fence Me In
https://youtu.be/zoAQR2vXwqY
09-14-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brakes.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brakes.html
09-12-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,247
Posted By BobbyG

Cool!

Cool!
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By BobbyG

I loved the movie, "Juliet, Naked" (about an...

I loved the movie, "Juliet, Naked" (about an obsessive music fan), which ended with this surprise rendition of Waterloo Sunset.
https://youtu.be/KRD8esgSFZs
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,363
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: 1,247
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...
09-10-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By BobbyG

Colorado Kid From what I can tell from previous...

Colorado Kid From what I can tell from previous posts, you have a Burley Nomad, which looks study, but a little short in length. I think If you lay the tree along the left hand side with the heavy...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By BobbyG

Faster, But Not Overall...

I finally got a chance to ride my new 2006 Felt F-65 Carbon/Aluminum Late-Mid-Life-Crisis bike to the office with a calibrated speedometer. Of course the skinny, high-pressure 700x23 tires made it...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
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.
09-10-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By BobbyG

Not enough vents.

Not enough vents.
09-08-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 866
Posted By BobbyG

I run hot, so thin, breathable, "active-wear...

I run hot, so thin, breathable, "active-wear pants" go on over my bike shorts around 40F. At that temp I'm wearing a breathable windbreaker over a long sleeve t-Shirt over my wicking cycling shirt,...
09-04-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
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
09-01-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,381
Posted By BobbyG

I have v the drift ghost xl which is supplied to...

I have v the drift ghost xl which is supplied to have 5 yo 8 hours of battery life, but I would guess the generation of the wifi signal for live feed would make a big dent in h that.

I haven't...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
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...
08-31-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By BobbyG

30 year commuter. I like the mirrycle mirror and...

30 year commuter. I like the mirrycle mirror and have it on two of my bikes. But I like my glasses-mounted take-a-look mirror even more. I know not everyone likes glasses and helmet mounted mirrors...
08-30-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,046
Posted By BobbyG

Nice article, thanks!

Nice article, thanks!
08-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By BobbyG

Yikes! Our bodies become more treasonous every...

Yikes! Our bodies become more treasonous every year.

Wishing you a full recovery.
08-21-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 954
Posted By BobbyG

Feel the inside of the tire. Out here in goat...

Feel the inside of the tire. Out here in goat head thorn country the thorns will work their way in through the tire and wear a hole in the innertube. Tire liners helped the problem, but if thorns...
08-20-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By BobbyG

https://youtu.be/3PZSpmAKxVY

https://youtu.be/3PZSpmAKxVY
08-20-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By BobbyG

flangehead Glad it didn't end badly. Good...

flangehead Glad it didn't end badly. Good reminder for all of us...thanks for posting.
08-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,141
Posted By BobbyG

Nothing new will ride like it. It looks like the...

Nothing new will ride like it. It looks like the frame will have some nice flex.
08-18-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
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,...
08-18-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By BobbyG

Yikes!

Yikes!
08-14-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By BobbyG

go, Go, GO! May your strength increase!

go, Go, GO!
May your strength increase!
08-14-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
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: 955
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: 654
Posted By BobbyG

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

There are some nice porteur racks that mount on the canti bosses.
08-13-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By BobbyG

My only experience is Nokia Suomi W106s 26x1.95...

My only experience is Nokia Suomi W106s 26x1.95 studded snow tires. 5 winters so far.

The studs run along each "shoulder" so the key is inflation. At max pressure, 65psi, the studs are off the...
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
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...
08-11-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By BobbyG

At least you have other bikes to ride. I know...

At least you have other bikes to ride. I know the pain of having to wait to find funds for bike stuff. A few years ago a non-profit bike co-op opened in town with very low cost used parts, and low...
08-11-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By BobbyG

My main commuter (Charge Plug) has 700x35s My...

My main commuter (Charge Plug) has 700x35s
My MTB-based commuter has 600x1.85s
And the folder runs 20x1.75s
(The international 700x28)...
08-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By BobbyG

My acid reflux was mostly at night...or lying...

My acid reflux was mostly at night...or lying down. beginning at age 14 I drank coffee for 40 years. In my early 50s I began drinking milder and milder coffees, but eventually, 5 years ago I...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By BobbyG

About a month after I posted this I started a new...

About a month after I posted this I started a new job with a 6-mile bike commute! I am now once again using the commute bag on a near daily basis!
08-09-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By BobbyG

Ride your ride and enjoy what works for you...and...

Ride your ride and enjoy what works for you...and share it! That's one of the great things about bikeforums!
08-09-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By BobbyG

23 Skiddoo!

I just rode on 700x23 tires for the first time in a dozen years, and it was not what I expected.

I recently bought a lightweight road bike, an aluminum/carbon Felt F65 (2002-2006), to eventually...
08-08-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse and that you didn't have to...

Glad it wasn't worse and that you didn't have to witness anything worse.
08-08-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By BobbyG

I commute and use toe clips on three bikes, the...

I commute and use toe clips on three bikes, the fourth, a folding bike just has flats. I've found that a stiff-soled sneaker works best for me. And since I started wearing arch supports, those have...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By BobbyG

Update...Started new job 3 weeks ago. Six mile...

Update...Started new job 3 weeks ago. Six mile commute with option for 7 and more. Have been using the Boardwalk in the mix!
08-06-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By BobbyG

My first guess is a loose valve core. Next...

My first guess is a loose valve core.

Next would be a breach by where the valve stem meets the rest of the inner tube. I've had those and even when submerged in water the bubbles didn't appear...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By BobbyG

The direct route distance is 5.7-5.9 miles...my...

The direct route distance is 5.7-5.9 miles...my folding bike's wireless speedometer seems less accurate than the other wired units. I suppose I could GPS it.
The city usually doesn't plow the bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By BobbyG

Usually from 11 mph to 13 mph depending on which...

Usually from 11 mph to 13 mph depending on which bike, and the weather and wind conditions. Much slower in deep snow.

Then there are variances in stamina from day to day dependent on sleep and...
08-04-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By BobbyG

There are varying levels of safety. At the...

There are varying levels of safety.

At the low end are black-clad, unlit, non-reflective 'bike ninjas' darting in unexpected ways through the shadows.

At the high end are highly visible riders...
08-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,595
Posted By BobbyG

LarrySellerz I've been bike commuting for 29...

LarrySellerz I've been bike commuting for 29 years. Over the years I have come to recognize the role "adrenaline" plays in clouding my judgement and contributing to anger.
Two devices have helped...
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