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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-05-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By JB05
Rim: Velocity 559 Chukker bright silver 36h MSW...

Rim: Velocity 559 Chukker bright silver 36h MSW 78.99 1 78.99

Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 stainless

The rim is a VERY deep V! Not only did I need to make adjustments for the valve stem, but I also...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-05-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By JB05
Just wanted to bump this and give a little...

Just wanted to bump this and give a little update. Peter White cycles did re-build my wheel around my existing 36 hole, 8-speed internal hub. It seems very sturdy and I haven't had any spoke...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-05-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By JB05
Yes, he's in Vermont. I ended up shipping my...

Yes, he's in Vermont. I ended up shipping my internal 8-speed hub to him and he built my wheel around it. Please see his website below;

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp

Please note...
Forum: Commuting 10-05-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,121
Posted By JB05
I purchased a handlebar-based one with my first...

I purchased a handlebar-based one with my first adult bike. I was going to be commuting to work along rural roads at ~5 AM, so safety was very important to me. I used the mirror and a bright red...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-05-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By JB05
~340 here. I ride a Breezer Uptown 8. Despite...

~340 here. I ride a Breezer Uptown 8. Despite its' standard 36 spoke wheel, I would still break spokes about once every other month. I've since had the rear wheel re-built by a professional wheel...
Forum: Commuting 08-25-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,567
Posted By JB05
You don't have time to make Oatmeal? I dump 1/4...

You don't have time to make Oatmeal? I dump 1/4 cup into a bowl before bed. When I get up, I splash some water in it and throw it into the microwave for 20 seconds. I don't understand what you're...
Forum: Commuting 08-25-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,959
Posted By JB05
I have their Transit Jacket (with hood), Rain...

I have their Transit Jacket (with hood), Rain Booties, and a pair of rain legs. I just pack them all in my trunk bag in case it looks like it's gonna rain.

Their Transit Jacket has pit zips, but...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-19-13, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By JB05
I appreciate everyone's opinions. I was...

I appreciate everyone's opinions. I was considering doing this as a DIY, but I ended up taking nfmisso's advice earlier and sent the wheel off to a professional wheelbuilder (Peter White). I had to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-11-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By JB05
Thanks for the reply Bill, I've sent him a PM ...

Thanks for the reply Bill, I've sent him a PM

There are 2 types of butted spokes the bike shop had available, neither of which would have helped;

1. Spokes butted at the hub side were...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-11-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By JB05
2nd opinion needed - Possible to stop spoke breakage without a new bike

Hi all,

I've owned a Breezer Uptown 8 for about 10 months now. It has an internal, 8-speed rear hub which is very heavy. Both wheels are 36 spokes, and I weigh about 340 lbs + the weight of...
Forum: Commuting 05-05-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By JB05
x2 on the backpack getting sweaty. It will work,...

x2 on the backpack getting sweaty. It will work, but it won't be that comfortable. I would look into putting a cargo rack on the back. They shouldn't be too expensive. Then, you can tie stuff to it,...
Forum: Commuting 04-03-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,325
Posted By JB05
I vote for Dutch-style city bikes. I've been...

I vote for Dutch-style city bikes. I've been using a Breezer Uptown 8 for the past few months, and love it. Small but essential features, like fenders, rear rack with cargo clasp, internal gear/dyno...
Forum: Commuting 04-03-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,563
Posted By JB05
1) I second that! 3) I personally would...

1) I second that!

3) I personally would dismount and walk at the crosswalk. Walking is generally safer, as you're going at a slower speed and have no stopping distance whatsoever. Also, it has...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-18-13, 04:55 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 200,225
Posted By JB05
I'm somewhere between prospective and car-lite. ...

I'm somewhere between prospective and car-lite.

I tried biking to work a few times at 17 - 18. I was amazed at how easy it was to cover distances by bike, even in the rural towns I grew up in. I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-17-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,761
Posted By JB05
Interesting. I wasn't aware of that. I would...

Interesting. I wasn't aware of that. I would imagine that the 2-way treatment leads to a fatal design flaw at intersections, but the Dutch seem to have solved that.

Still, I think the separated,...
Forum: Commuting 03-17-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,719
Posted By JB05
I have a 5.5 mile (one-way) commute that I take...

I have a 5.5 mile (one-way) commute that I take slowly, so I just wear my office clothes.

Upper
-T-shirt (undershirt)
-Long-sleeve button up
-Light jacket/waffle-weave hoody depending on temp...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-17-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,418
Posted By JB05
Another Columbus cyclists checking in. I'm in NW...

Another Columbus cyclists checking in. I'm in NW Columbus, and often bike along Bethel/Henderson/Hayden Run and into Dublin for transportation. NW Columbus isn't the easiest place in the world to...
Forum: Introductions 03-17-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By JB05
Columbus, OH checking in

Hi everyone,

I'm from Columbus. I've ridden bikes as a kid, then picked it up again at 17/18 to save money and get into shape. Even in the rural little town I grew up in, I was surprised at how...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-17-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,761
Posted By JB05
I think facilities like these are wonderful. The...

I think facilities like these are wonderful. The vast, vast majority of prospective cyclists simply don't feel safe in traffic. The elderly, parents with children and novice riders are all prone to...
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