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Forum: Winter Cycling 07-12-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By xtrajack
I generally use studded tires. I have been in...

I generally use studded tires.
I have been in conditions (snow packing into the spaces between the blocks/studs,) where the studded tires were next to useless.
If the studs can't get to the road,...
Forum: Winter Cycling 07-12-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By xtrajack
I could see that working in my particular...

I could see that working in my particular situtation. I have trekking/butterfly bars on my rig. I would need to void the warranty, because of my Winkku turn signals. I think a small handwarmer...
Forum: Commuting 06-09-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By xtrajack
Unfortunately my preferred side visibility option...

Unfortunately my preferred side visibility option is no longer available; Down Low Glow.
Forum: Commuting 04-27-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By xtrajack
I have 2 vintage Bell Tourlite helmets, one for...

I have 2 vintage Bell Tourlite helmets, one for summer, and one for winter. The only difference is the vents are taped on the winter helmet,
Forum: Commuting 04-25-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,481
Posted By xtrajack
I live in a fairly small town, where my bike and...

I live in a fairly small town, where my bike and I are well known, by the LEO's, and most of the business owners in the area. One of the advantages of owning an Xtracycle in a smallish town.
I am...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-09-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,229
Posted By xtrajack
This.

This.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-09-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,772
Posted By xtrajack
I carry a lot more than I need to: a set of...

I carry a lot more than I need to:

a set of allen wrenches
set of combination wrenches
Park MTB-3 multi tool
chain tool
cassette removal tool
bottom bracket tool
chain whip
crank tool
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-09-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,835
Posted By xtrajack
I have a few, I wouldn't say my bike is sticker...

I have a few, I wouldn't say my bike is sticker bombed, just personalized.

I have removed/covered all original manufacturer/model stickers. Like one of the posters above, I'm not getting paid to...
Forum: Commuting 04-04-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By xtrajack
I have a few decorations on my bike. I have home...

I have a few decorations on my bike. I have home made streamers, a Snoopy (as a World War I flying ace) figure on my stem, a Magician tarot card on my down tube, a pentagram on my stem cap, and a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-01-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By xtrajack
Another vote for the above. I lucked out...

Another vote for the above.

I lucked out when I went that route back in the early 80's. I bought my first bike as an adult, (I didn't know thing one about bicycles, except how to ride one) kind...
Forum: Commuting 03-30-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,449
Posted By xtrajack
I used 3 zip ties to reduce the clearance. I...

I used 3 zip ties to reduce the clearance. I used one from the mounting bolt to the hanger on the fender, and one on each side of the fork leg to the hanger. The one from the bolt to hanger reduces...
Forum: Commuting 03-30-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By xtrajack
I have an SKS Chainboard installed on my...

I have an SKS Chainboard installed on my Xtracycle with a 3x8 drivetrain.
I managed to luck out, hard, in that I had no installation issues.
I think that it may be due to the fact that I ordered...
Forum: Touring 03-14-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,850
Posted By xtrajack
I had one on my Ross Professional Gran Tour II,...

I had one on my Ross Professional Gran Tour II, back in '81, I usually carried about 15 pounds on each side, on a daily basis, for about four years.
Installation was easy, I didn't have the mounts...
Forum: Commuting 03-14-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,032
Posted By xtrajack
My pet peeve(s) are, in no particular order; ...

My pet peeve(s) are, in no particular order;
Salmon
Ninjas
Folks (over the age of 12) riding their bicycles on the sidewalk
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-04-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By xtrajack
I would back that project if it worked well at...

I would back that project if it worked well at night.
I installed a Hero Go Pro on my Xtracycle's snapdeck. Unfortunately, it didn't work well at night.
Forum: Commuting 02-26-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By xtrajack
I have been very happy with my BB7's on my...

I have been very happy with my BB7's on my Xtracycle.
Forum: Commuting 02-26-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,225
Posted By xtrajack
I work third shift, so all my rides into work are...

I work third shift, so all my rides into work are in the dark.
Forum: Commuting 02-23-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By xtrajack
I generally take it easy, leaving early enough so...

I generally take it easy, leaving early enough so that I don't have to push it. The days that I leave late and have to push it, I don't seem to enjoy the ride as much.
Forum: Commuting 02-05-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By xtrajack
I am in the same position this year, myself. I...

I am in the same position this year, myself. I haven't ridden any where near as many miles (commutes) this winter, as in previous ones.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-28-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By xtrajack
I was using my rear (disc) brake as a drag brake...

I was using my rear (disc) brake as a drag brake earlier this winter to keep from building up too much speed on an icy downhill run, when all of a sudden I had nothing happening back there.

Turns...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-28-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By xtrajack
I actually wound up doing both. I got the helmet...

I actually wound up doing both. I got the helmet about three years, before I got my bike. Rode about a year before my wife and I took the Traffic 101 class (in 2009). Scored 80% on the written...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-25-14, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By xtrajack
Sounds like a winner to me. That is probably...

Sounds like a winner to me. That is probably what I would do. I don't have any short people to ride with.
Forum: Commuting 01-17-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,738
Posted By xtrajack
I guess I would fall into the stereotype. I have...

I guess I would fall into the stereotype. I have a G.E.D. and I work as a third shift janitor in a plastic cutlery factory.
Forum: Commuting 01-14-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,680
Posted By xtrajack
Not in the real world.

Not in the real world.
Forum: Commuting 01-11-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By xtrajack
I just stuff mine into the road side Dummy Bag. ...

I just stuff mine into the road side Dummy Bag.

If I didn't have an Xtracycle, I would probably use a milk crate ziptied to the rack.
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