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07-18-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,052
Posted By Archwhorides

Nice find, you'll gave great commutes! Looking...

Nice find, you'll gave great commutes! Looking at the 2021 Alpenchallenge 01 model, I see that the shortcoming of my 2015 have been resolved, while preserving the sporty aspects:

Improved fender...
07-13-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,052
Posted By Archwhorides

Greetings jcl123 ! The 600 is a great bike;...

Greetings jcl123 !

The 600 is a great bike; I think the component compromises made for price-point were very smart.

Pluses:

Pinion shifting
Excellent cruiser - lower the 650b tire...
07-13-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,052
Posted By Archwhorides

My experience was that the WTB 650b x 47 Road...

My experience was that the WTB 650b x 47 Road Plus tires that come with the bike pretty much fill out the fork and fenders. The 45Nrth Gravdal studded 650b x 38mm leaves room to spare.

I noticed...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By Archwhorides

After riding my 23mm tired steel racing bike into...

After riding my 23mm tired steel racing bike into work for a couple months to speed my 10 mile commute by 5 minutes, I discovered one day that the incessant potholes had cracked the rim around a...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,010
Posted By Archwhorides

I hate riding home right at rush hour, much...

I hate riding home right at rush hour, much better to be later when traffic lightens up.

The Boston Midnight Marathon in April is a blast in the dark, but coming down Heartbreak Hill I outrun the...
12-14-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By Archwhorides

For wet weather above freezing I've had good...

For wet weather above freezing I've had good experience with Velotoze, they are stretch neoprene, close to water proof, and at $15+/- the price can't be beat.

After a couple months, the cover...
11-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,052
Posted By Archwhorides

I have had several bikes with Alfine hubs and the...

I have had several bikes with Alfine hubs and the Pinion seems similar in efficiency (which is a tiny little bit less than a conventional derailleur drive). In extremely cold weather below 15F that...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,775
Posted By Archwhorides

Third Eye Pro has served me well for years Third...

Third Eye Pro has served me well for years Third Eye® Mirrors (http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/)
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,731
Posted By Archwhorides

I didn’t see that one coming.

I didn’t see that one coming.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,771
Posted By Archwhorides

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same...

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same people who make surfing wet suits look like tasty sealskin.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,536
Posted By Archwhorides

It's true that the bus commuter is nominally as...

It's true that the bus commuter is nominally as healthy for the environment as the bike commuter. Nonetheless, the possibility mentioned that the sight of a comfortable and competent cyclist might...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,771
Posted By Archwhorides

DL, I've got an extra pair of of clipless Uggs to...

DL, I've got an extra pair of of clipless Uggs to sell off for much less than I paid, what's your shoe size?...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,771
Posted By Archwhorides

My current biggest beefs and wants with winter...

My current biggest beefs and wants with winter commuting gear:

Beef: heavy, slow studded tires. Wanted: a lightweight studded tire that corners on ice.
Beef: face masks that make my...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By Archwhorides

Colorado's got nothing on Massachusetts in the...

Colorado's got nothing on Massachusetts in the "light down puffy" department these days
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By Archwhorides

I stash a light down puffy in my pannier, never...

I stash a light down puffy in my pannier, never know when a stop may happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,458
Posted By Archwhorides

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the...

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the road bike, eazy peazy.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,551
Posted By Archwhorides

My moving speed is around 16mph and with stops I...

My moving speed is around 16mph and with stops I average 13mph over 10 miles inbound: 1/3 MUP, 2/3 urban stop/go. Same in winter with e-bike and studs
Forum: Commuting
09-05-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,211
Posted By Archwhorides

nice combo, post pix!

nice combo, post pix!
08-30-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,158
Posted By Archwhorides

My experience was that the 01 fenders were very...

My experience was that the 01 fenders were very difficult to snap on, and they are therefore not really convenient to remove and reinstall on the fly. In addition, my fenders rattled. I eventually...
08-29-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,158
Posted By Archwhorides

The 8 speed IGH AC01 is a joy to ride, and it has...

The 8 speed IGH AC01 is a joy to ride, and it has held up well, considering I have commuted with it daily during all seasons for four years, including the local corrosion-inducing winters (with...
08-28-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,158
Posted By Archwhorides

AC01 2015 8 speed IGH ...

AC01 2015 8 speed IGH
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Fun and reliable urban...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,549
Posted By Archwhorides

63, 20 mi RT

63, 20 mi RT
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,506
Posted By Archwhorides

Destroying factory rear wheels is mandatory

Destroying factory rear wheels is mandatory
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 07:49 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,212
Posted By Archwhorides

I have ridden just about every one of the SA...

I have ridden just about every one of the SA saddles . My current road bike has an earlier version of the X1 saddle and it has held up OK under my 265 lbs. If the R2 is rated for 250 lbs you will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,212
Posted By Archwhorides

I like the SA vegan rubber saddle too.

I like the SA vegan rubber saddle too.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By Archwhorides

I got some yellow Showers Pass rain pants a...

I got some yellow Showers Pass rain pants a couple years ago. This fall put a neoprene saddle on. First rain the pants took on the “coal mine in a canary” look. Oh well.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,661
Posted By Archwhorides

All winter cycling = True Grit.

All winter cycling = True Grit.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,661
Posted By Archwhorides

No need to enclose the belt unless you are riding...

No need to enclose the belt unless you are riding in work slacks. Nonetheless, the Gazelle is a beauty!
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,661
Posted By Archwhorides

Most important for me is eliminating all chain...

Most important for me is eliminating all chain maintenance in winter, ergo belt drive. Internal hubs aren't perfect in extremely cold weather, but they are still the most maintenance-free option
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Archwhorides

👌🙂👍

👌🙂👍
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By Archwhorides

N+1 ftw

N+1 ftw
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,661
Posted By Archwhorides

*bingo*

*bingo*
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By Archwhorides

Synthetic weave shorts for the win. For the last...

Synthetic weave shorts for the win. For the last couple years I've worn Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide shorts while commuting and road riding; stretchy, wicking, bomb-proof, fast-drying, with a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,387
Posted By Archwhorides

I've been using the Halo for so many years on my...

I've been using the Halo for so many years on my daily commutes, that I have a small depression in my forehead that the silicon strip fits into. Either that or I wear it a little lower than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,387
Posted By Archwhorides

Halo II is the answer, nothing is perfect, but...

Halo II is the answer, nothing is perfect, but really good
07-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,539
Posted By Archwhorides

Authoritative, wow!

Authoritative, wow!
07-02-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Archwhorides

No excuse for poor fit, an e-assist bike should...

No excuse for poor fit, an e-assist bike should be ridden like a bike, otherwise it’s not
07-02-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,226
Posted By Archwhorides

Nylon blend hiking shorts and pants, with padded...

Nylon blend hiking shorts and pants, with padded liners under ( reduces stray pressure spots). Hiking pants have a wide size range
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,211
Posted By Archwhorides

My Spurcycle bell makes a piercing high-pitched...

My Spurcycle bell makes a piercing high-pitched irritating chime, which pleases me
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By Archwhorides

I enjoy tooling around on bikes, even if it...

I enjoy tooling around on bikes, even if it occasionally goes very wrong, like my first attempt at rebuilding a wheel
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By Archwhorides

Even a Hardshell has a bad day. Still a mighty...

Even a Hardshell has a bad day. Still a mighty tough tire, and a comparable ride......
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By Archwhorides

Won’t happen. The Pinion/belt on the 600 is...

Won’t happen. The Pinion/belt on the 600 is bulletproof. I commuted on that bike for a year, enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
06-24-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By Archwhorides

I've been riding the C17 Carved for years, gave...

I've been riding the C17 Carved for years, gave my trusty B17 to a hockey buddy who is a fair-weather rider (we're still buds). I can see why denim would not hold up with the C17, as the Cambium...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,483
Posted By Archwhorides

I checked out the Thousand Helmets and I like the...

I checked out the Thousand Helmets and I like the urban style, but like other skateboard style helmets, they fall way short on ventilation for all but the most relaxed short rides (at least for me)....
Forum: Commuting
06-10-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By Archwhorides

I had the 600, very cool bike, super smooth and...

I had the 600, very cool bike, super smooth and kush. Loved the Pinion gear.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,483
Posted By Archwhorides

This helmet represents the epitome of safety,...

This helmet represents the epitome of safety, function and style in the Covid Era.

Energy Dome Helmet (https://www.impactmerch.com/retail/product/devo-energy-dome-ppe-kit/)
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,951
Posted By Archwhorides

Intriguing

Intriguing
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,951
Posted By Archwhorides

Single-speed, that's a no-go for me. Here's what...

Single-speed, that's a no-go for me. Here's what it should be: Desiknio Pinion (http://desiknio.com/pinionurban/) (for $6K of course)
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Archwhorides

You are right, in an effort to shorten the...

You are right, in an effort to shorten the "beltstay" dimension for agility on this cycle (AC01) , BMC pulled the wheel/fender right into the seatpost (as they do with their road-bikes).

This move...
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