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Forum: Commuting
12-03-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15,695
Views: 12,377,998
Posted By jfouellette

Ah yes. That’s what I wanted but many $$$$. I had...

Ah yes. That’s what I wanted but many $$$$. I had this built instead. Similar but not the same.

...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 60,999
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
12-02-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15,695
Views: 12,377,998
Posted By jfouellette

Here is the updated commuter bike. ...

Here is the updated commuter bike.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ede6699f_a0ac_4619_8c3e_d713b2c0fdd5_798f497da226160c68548b51bbad4d4055252a23.jpeg

and this the...
11-28-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By tcs

Eagle Scout here. The embryonic idea for...

Eagle Scout here.

The embryonic idea for Scouting began when Baden Powel organized the local adolescent boys into the Mafeking Cadet Corp to provide support services during the siege of Mafikeng...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By BTinNYC

Small clear pack for going to an NFL game?...

Small clear pack for going to an NFL game? https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71VwhO5GODL._AC_SL1500_.jpg 10 balloons at AMZ
10-26-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,610
Posted By mpetry912

learning to fix a bike helps kids learn some...

learning to fix a bike helps kids learn some really valuable skills for life

- observation and analysis
- critical thinking
- experimentaion and problem solving

these are all valuable life...
10-25-23, 10:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,610
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​Seriously? The op is 64 words. :rolleyes:

​​​​​​Seriously? The op is 64 words. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
10-24-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By jaxy357

I got a bell that matches my new bike, a...

I got a bell that matches my new bike, a headlight and a winter cap to wear under my helmet this time. I can't remember what I got for the last gift card lol.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Clyde1820

"Nothin' could be finer than to be in Carolina...

"Nothin' could be finer than to be in Carolina ... freezin' my heinie off." :speedy:

It's dipping down into the 30s overnight, in my area too. We'll be getting frosts soon. It's dark until...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-23, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By downtube42

Fridge? I bought a condo. With a garage to...

Fridge? I bought a condo.

With a garage to put my whole bike in. I also live in it, as does my wife. But primarily it was purchased in a location amenable to commuting to work, with storage and...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By frankenmike

Some likely are. If wind chill is a factor, I opt...

Some likely are. If wind chill is a factor, I opt for good old lobster gloves which are lined and windproof!
Forum: Commuting
10-12-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By timdow

Excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox...

Excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox here......

While trying to save money, I tried Blackburn, Axiom, and Performance Bike's house brand of panniers, all with about the same experience (not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 534,600
Posted By jhoneil

The Blue Kazoo

Here is my bike at the local wetlands.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc07953_5c084fbcd92053481ec8fb1fdd89114518828b9c.jpeg
The Blue Kazoo. A titanium frame, 16”...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-23, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,600
Posted By ilchymis

Thanks for the pointer on crank length. So far...

Thanks for the pointer on crank length. So far I've just been using the 170mm cranks that came on my bikes, but I realize I have no reason to believe this is optimal for me, and obviously shorter...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15,695
Views: 12,377,998
Posted By jdswitters

Been off the forum and the bike for two years, 4...

Been off the forum and the bike for two years, 4 days in a row this week. It's good to get back on the Kona F-150...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,125
Posted By sweeks

Include a rear-view mirror, and use it.

Include a rear-view mirror, and use it.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,125
Posted By pdlamb

As SkinGriz notes, route selection should be at...

As SkinGriz notes, route selection should be at the top of your list.

A flashing helmet light often (but not always) can be used to get driver's attention. Make sure your other lights are bright,...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,471
Posted By pdlamb

First things first. Your picture shows the bead...

First things first. Your picture shows the bead separated from the rest of the tire. It's a good bet that was caused by a mis-adjusted brake rubbing against the tire. Fix the brake first, and you...
06-15-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,659
Posted By PeteHski

Let's start with defining the purpose of your...

Let's start with defining the purpose of your ride? Does it even matter if you get bored and decide to cut it short? If it does matter, then we need to know why it matters in order to come up with...
06-14-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,564
Posted By phughes

Yes, and wind noise can cause hearing loss. There...

Yes, and wind noise can cause hearing loss. There are some ear plugs, and I have a pair, that are designed to cut the wind noise, but allow you to still hear other sounds. I use them on the...
06-14-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,564
Posted By dedhed

https://www.cat-ears.com/

https://www.cat-ears.com/
06-08-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,197
Posted By JustAHouseCat

Big fan of the black bibs. I have 2 of their...

Big fan of the black bibs. I have 2 of their ultimate bibs and they are my preferred bib. Especially for long rides. One of these days i'll have to try their jersey's as well. I just really love the...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,334
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The strength/sturdiness of the rear carrier is...

The strength/sturdiness of the rear carrier is the limiting factor for carrying stuff in a basket, IMO. Imaginative use of bungee cords and zip ties can make up for deficiencies in basket dimensions...
05-06-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,344
Posted By tomato coupe

People that steal cats are the lowest.

People that steal cats are the lowest.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

You forgot "and headwind both ways." :) That's...

You forgot "and headwind both ways." :) That's great to hear your employer's doing a little better. The bike racks at my current employer were, ummm, "inadequate," so the few of us biking would...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,061
Posted By Irishred

I think it's just a matter of personal...

I think it's just a matter of personal preference. Most, but certainly not all of us of us that commute by bike also ride bikes that are meant for the open road and ride "road bikes" with drop bars,...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By Korina

No new product will make us safer. Lights,...

No new product will make us safer. Lights, reflectors, and our brains are more than adequate. At this point it's up to city planners, traffic engineers, and car manufacturers to stop killing us, so...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,084
Posted By pdlamb

I think I remember reading that the average...

I think I remember reading that the average European commute was less than two miles. Mine's 10 miles (one way). What works for 10 minutes doesn't work as well for 45 minutes!
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,670
Posted By raqball

Relax dude.. He din't ask for the company name,...

Relax dude.. He din't ask for the company name, workplace address, what hours you work, your home address, SSN or any other type of information what would cause such an obtuse response..
06-23-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By rsbob

Take the day off, rehydrate like crazy and eat...

Take the day off, rehydrate like crazy and eat healthy. Get a good nights sleep. Next time, don’t his it so hard and follow the advice above regarding hydration.
06-23-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By genejockey

Ride at lower intensity for the first 10-20...

Ride at lower intensity for the first 10-20 minutes. There have been many days when starting out, I felt like I'd have to do a slow, gentle ride and/or shorter than planned, but after 20 minutes or...
06-22-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,412
Posted By diphthong

walking about 50 miles a week on average.

walking about 50 miles a week on average.
06-16-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,729
Posted By DorkDisk

"Get a job" On my way home from...

"Get a job"

On my way home from work
06-16-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,729
Posted By urbanknight

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me...

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me I shouldn't ride during that time of day or in that direction (I was commuting from work) as he almost ran me over because he couldn't see me with...
06-16-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,729
Posted By livedarklions

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights...

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights where someone has rolled down their window while looking at me and my first reaction was "uh, oh, here it comes," Then they just want to chat about...
06-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,729
Posted By Rolla

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers...

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers tell me, "I almost hit you this morning!" which was their way of saying, "I saw you on your bike."
06-15-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,451
Posted By cxwrench

Where in the pro peloton? Ooooooohhhh...'they're'...

Where in the pro peloton? Ooooooohhhh...'they're' in the pro peloton. Got it.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By Litho dbh

I know I'm going to miss my daily ride/commute...

I know I'm going to miss my daily ride/commute after I retire in 5 years. It's a beautiful ride through old established residential neighborhood.
05-28-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Rolla

I just ask if I can hold their phone or their car...

I just ask if I can hold their phone or their car keys for them while they ride it. No one has ever objected.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Unless they paid for your shoes, then I wouldn't...

Unless they paid for your shoes, then I wouldn't sweat it. If the shoes work for you (performance and style wise), they just need to deal and get over it.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By ThermionicScott

Picture isn't showing for me. :p

Picture isn't showing for me. :p
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,380
Posted By DonkeyShow

Change when you get to work. Wash stuff daily...

Change when you get to work. Wash stuff daily when you get home.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Steve B.

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take...

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take the lane so they dont have room to pass.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 83,755
Posted By Allan in T.Dot

I highly recommend RainX for the windshield on...

I highly recommend RainX for the windshield on the car. I put on 3 coats and I make sure I don't use the blue windshield washer fluid otherwise it strips away the RainX real quick. 3 coats will...
04-01-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By datlas

I bought a SS tank from BikesDirect several years...

I bought a SS tank from BikesDirect several years back. I knew what I wanted and it was fine. Buying on the internet makes more sense if you are confident in sizing and assembly/maintenance.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By caloso

No, it just means that I have to turn on my...

No, it just means that I have to turn on my headlight on the way to work instead of the way home. In a week or two, I won't need a headlight at all.
03-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,451
Posted By SpedFast

Does suntan oil keep your bikes from rusting in...

Does suntan oil keep your bikes from rusting in the sunlight?
Forum: Commuting
03-25-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By mcours2006

It takes a couple of weeks to get used to the...

It takes a couple of weeks to get used to the 'earlier' wake-up and departure times, but you do get used to it. Because I leave home at 6 am, I find the hardest thing for me is the darkness for the...
12-21-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,496
Posted By exercion

Mine was a three day/two night trip from...

Mine was a three day/two night trip from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA on the Great Allegheny Passage trail. 150 miles total. The scenery, trail conditions, trail towns and people I met made it a...
12-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,496
Posted By The Chemist

Longest ride ever, first ever double metric. An...

Longest ride ever, first ever double metric. An epic ride in every way.

https://www.strava.com/activities/6153831388
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