Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-11-14, 04:50 PM   #476
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
The bearings in my left pedal went to crap today. Not shocking, as I bought these pedals in 2009 and they have graced at least 4 different bikes since. I pulled shiny new pedals from spare parts and moved the clips and straps over.

The rear tire (which was both cheap and previously used on another bike) started falling apart, too, so I pulled a previously-used Panaracer off of the ceiling and mounted it up. I should pony up for some 700x37 WTB All-Terrains. They would help when I decide to hit the trail on the way home.
Sorry man

But, at least you have a ton of spare parts.

Not me,
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-14, 07:50 PM   #477
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Sorry man

But, at least you have a ton of spare parts.

Not me,
What's sad is that I moved across the continent with all of it last year.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: Xubuntu / Ubuntu MATE / Mac OS 10.6 / Android 4.4 / CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 03:02 AM   #478
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
What's sad is that I moved across the continent with all of it last year.
My happiest moment was when I left the US and everything behind (sold) ... house, cars, bikes, all possessions. I still have a box somewhere with diplomas and pictures and stuff.

Start fresh I say!
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 07:27 AM   #479
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)

At the lake yesterday.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: Xubuntu / Ubuntu MATE / Mac OS 10.6 / Android 4.4 / CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 07:35 AM   #480
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post

At the lake yesterday.
sweet, which lake?
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 08:04 AM   #481
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
That would be the end of the pier at Jordan Lake, the closest boat ramp to my office is about an even 15km, so it's a 30km out and back of nice North Carolina rolling terrain on some narrow-ish road.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: Xubuntu / Ubuntu MATE / Mac OS 10.6 / Android 4.4 / CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 12:06 PM   #482
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
That would be the end of the pier at Jordan Lake, the closest boat ramp to my office is about an even 15km, so it's a 30km out and back of nice North Carolina rolling terrain on some narrow-ish road.
Sweet!

I'm just curious if I had ever been there before, but I don't think so
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 12:32 PM   #483
DiegoFrogs
Senior Member
 
DiegoFrogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Bikes: Centurion and Carlton touring bikes, junky Helkama city bike
Posts: 2,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
My happiest moment was when I left the US and everything behind (sold) ... house, cars, bikes, all possessions. I still have a box somewhere with diplomas and pictures and stuff.

Start fresh I say!
That was probably the scariest moment of my life! The bikes and some stuff are on a long voyage through Panama right now, though.
DiegoFrogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 12:34 PM   #484
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
I sent the singlespeed UPS ahead of me just in case the movers took too long.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: Xubuntu / Ubuntu MATE / Mac OS 10.6 / Android 4.4 / CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-14, 01:49 PM   #485
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs View Post
That was probably the scariest moment of my life! The bikes and some stuff are on a long voyage through Panama right now, though.
I loved starting from scratch! I bought all Swedish stuff and it was great!
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-14, 05:44 PM   #486
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
stats:

1138km/707mi
£440/$691 total
£0.39/km
€0.46/km
$0.98/mi

goal is to catch up to the ratios of bigbenaugust:

8093km/5029mi
£267/$446
3.3p/km
4.0c/km
8.8¢/mi

and of Slaninar:

13100km/8139mi
£724/€868/$1204
5.5p/km
6.6c/km
14.7¢/mi

photos:



Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_2063.jpg (93.7 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_2066.jpg (66.5 KB, 5 views)
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-14, 05:47 PM   #487
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
off to CPH for a few days!

acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-14, 05:48 PM   #488
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
and over to Malmö as I need some new trousers to go with my jacket from these guys:

acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-14, 06:15 PM   #489
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the bliss of FGSS..............


what a great life

acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-14, 11:31 PM   #490
Slaninar
Bike Gremlin
 
Slaninar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Novi Sad
Bikes: Custom made on Scott Speedster frame, Custom made on a 1996. steel MTB frame (all but frame changed at least once in the past 20 years).
Posts: 2,669
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 263 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
the bliss of FGSS..............

what a great life




Slaninar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-14, 12:37 AM   #491
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post



hipsters, we are! the lifestyle chose us!

my gf can even pull it off with a sack of lescó peppers!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.jpg (70.2 KB, 20 views)
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-14, 06:03 PM   #492
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
stats:

1157km/718mi
£440/$691 total
£0.38/km
€0.45/km
$0.96/mi

goal is to catch up to the ratios of bigbenaugust:

8093km/5029mi
£267/$446
3.3p/km
4.0c/km
8.8¢/mi

and of Slaninar:

13100km/8139mi
£724/€868/$1204
5.5p/km
6.6c/km
14.7¢/mi

photos:



Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_2068.jpg (92.7 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_2067.jpg (88.6 KB, 6 views)
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-14, 08:00 PM   #493
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,093
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1112 Post(s)
Who is paying the per KM 5.5P?
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 02:25 AM   #494
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Who is paying the per KM 5.5P?
that's the running cost of Slaninar.
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 04:49 AM   #495
Slaninar
Bike Gremlin
 
Slaninar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Novi Sad
Bikes: Custom made on Scott Speedster frame, Custom made on a 1996. steel MTB frame (all but frame changed at least once in the past 20 years).
Posts: 2,669
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 263 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
that's the running cost of Slaninar.
And I do get paid for commuting to work - every month.
Slaninar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 04:53 AM   #496
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
And I do get paid for commuting to work - every month.
Cool! Not here, but we do get a discount on £1000/year of gear (up to 40%).

However, I'm cheap, so that doesn't really affect me!
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 05:00 AM   #497
Slaninar
Bike Gremlin
 
Slaninar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Novi Sad
Bikes: Custom made on Scott Speedster frame, Custom made on a 1996. steel MTB frame (all but frame changed at least once in the past 20 years).
Posts: 2,669
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 263 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Cool! Not here, but we do get a discount on £1000/year of gear (up to 40%).

However, I'm cheap, so that doesn't really affect me!
I get some 40 euros per month for travelling expenses. Fixed. I live just over 10 km from work. I can use it for petrol, or bicycle parts, or a bus ticket.
Slaninar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 05:05 AM   #498
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
I get some 40 euros per month for travelling expenses. Fixed. I live just over 10 km from work. I can use it for petrol, or bicycle parts, or a bus ticket.
Sweet! We did have a "jobticket" in Frankfurt meaning that all buses/Straßebahn/S-Bahn/U-Bahn in the Rhein-Main valley were only €21/month!
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 05:11 AM   #499
Slaninar
Bike Gremlin
 
Slaninar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Novi Sad
Bikes: Custom made on Scott Speedster frame, Custom made on a 1996. steel MTB frame (all but frame changed at least once in the past 20 years).
Posts: 2,669
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 263 Post(s)
...or bicycle fuel.

Slaninar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 05:28 AM   #500
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
...or bicycle fuel.

I do miss good German beer!

But the "pub" concept is quite cool!
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:55 PM.