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Forum: Commuting
08-11-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

:) yes it is fast. I've had what I thought were...

:) yes it is fast. I've had what I thought were pretty quick-accelerating bikes before - 26r with (reasonably) light wheels - this thing is lightning fast off the line and stopping is so fast it's...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

following up! I got a used C-dale Scalpel and...

following up!
I got a used C-dale Scalpel and have tried it our commuting. because why the hell not, I wanted to scratch that itch. Fenders, lights, 2" Schwalbe slicks....
Forum: Commuting
07-22-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

non-ferrous frames don't trigger well. I have...

non-ferrous frames don't trigger well. I have limited success triggering loops if stopped just so on a corner, I assume enough ferrous material in the chain/cables etc to disrupt the loop. My steel...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

I hear and agree with much of what you say, with...

I hear and agree with much of what you say, with a couple caveats:
- If I had taken the lane to be where the driver expected to see cars, I would not have gotten a green light at all. That's how...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

Yes I have a Zefal Spy mirror on the DT,...

Yes I have a Zefal Spy mirror on the DT, fantastic for checking traffic. I stay off pavement drivers want to be on except when I absolutely must take the lane for safety as in the vid. I signal, make...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

Common objections to suspension are weight,...

Common objections to suspension are weight, complexity, cost. my 2$ (inflation adjusted)

Weight
I have an extra 20lbs of grease on me so I'm honestly not super concerned about the bike weight...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

DVOs are nice... i'll look through the...

DVOs are nice...

i'll look through the thread - I may have something to add, as I have 17yrs commuting experience on coil/oil fork & 4 on air
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

I use a backpack, no racks. I consider myself a...

I use a backpack, no racks. I consider myself a pretty advanced commuter, 20+yrs at 5k miles/yr, all weather from ice to 110+F. Not bragging just for context; I have tried a few things over the years...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

no way I stay the he$$ out of the way as much as...

no way I stay the he$$ out of the way as much as possible :)
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

no one on a full susser? I'm running Schwalbe...

no one on a full susser?
I'm running Schwalbe 2.0x29 right now, 40lbs
I don't mind the maintenance. Fork / shock refresh 1/yr has been plenty sufficient. Suspension set up for street has no bob - I...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,529
Posted By acroy

Dual suspension commuter?

Anyone do it?

I've been commuting 20+yrs on front suspension MTB on fat slicks. Roads / route is too darn rough for a road bike or even a ridged flat-bar bike. Up and down curbs, gnarly broken...
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