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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-26-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By bhop
I have SPD-SL pedals on both my bikes. I commute...

I have SPD-SL pedals on both my bikes. I commute on my fixie (keep spare shoes at my desk at work), i shop sometimes during my lunch break or on the way home. Walking in road shoes (for short...
Forum: Southern California 02-24-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By bhop
If you really want to ride around the "city"...

If you really want to ride around the "city" parts of L.A. then you WILL have to deal with some hills. I ride a fixed gear sometimes, all over the place so I guess they're not that bad though. You...
Forum: Commuting 10-15-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,275
Posted By bhop
My girlfriend doesn't like potatoes. I like...

My girlfriend doesn't like potatoes. I like potatoes.
Forum: Commuting 10-13-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,275
Posted By bhop
I just meant why people say it's hard to walk in...

I just meant why people say it's hard to walk in them. I understand they're not good for much off the bike. I've had security at stores not want to let me in with my shoes, but I put a rubber cover...
Forum: Commuting 10-13-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,275
Posted By bhop
I didn't read through all the arguing, but here...

I didn't read through all the arguing, but here are my thoughts.

I keep seeing people say stuff like "clipless for speed" "clipless won't really make you faster", etc. .. to that, I say that I...
Forum: Commuting 08-27-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By bhop
I used to be skeptical of bibs till I tried them....

I used to be skeptical of bibs till I tried them. Now I only wear them.

As noglider kinda mentioned, regular bike shorts 'dig in' to my waist and make my stomach feel uncomfortable. I think if...
Forum: Commuting 05-13-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By bhop
I don't disagree, but if the intersection is...

I don't disagree, but if the intersection is empty, there is little chance of a fatal accident.



In that case, i'd say he was an idiot. If there are other cars in the intersection, wait your...
Forum: Commuting 05-13-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By bhop
But was there a car in the intersection? If not,...

But was there a car in the intersection? If not, nobody was at risk.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-09-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By bhop
I HATED the b17. I couldn't get it comfortable...

I HATED the b17. I couldn't get it comfortable at all no matter how I set it. Plus it rubbed/chafed my thighs. I got a Swift and never looked back... well, until I bought a Swallow, but then I...
Forum: Commuting 05-09-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,121
Posted By bhop
Dang, I hope you contacted the school the bus...

Dang, I hope you contacted the school the bus came from.
Forum: Commuting 05-09-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,121
Posted By bhop
Did I get hit or was I caused to crash? Yes =...

Did I get hit or was I caused to crash? Yes = too close, No= Not too close.
Forum: Commuting 05-09-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,236
Posted By bhop
I live in L.A. It's not that bad compared to a...

I live in L.A. It's not that bad compared to a few years back. I rarely have any issues anymore. What part of town are you riding? Are you riding on main streets or parallel smaller streets? That...
Forum: Commuting 05-09-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,893
Posted By bhop
I look for fit, airflow, weight, and price, in...

I look for fit, airflow, weight, and price, in that order. I don't mind paying a little more for a good helmet. I mean, i'm going to be using it every day so i'll get my money's worth.
Forum: Commuting 05-09-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,824
Posted By bhop
I started carrying my mini pump again after...

I started carrying my mini pump again after getting three flats in a row one morning a couple weeks ago. I had a huge piece of metal puncture my tube, so I switched it out. Pumped it up with co2,...
Forum: Commuting 05-05-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,221
Posted By bhop
I rode to work with panniers for the first time...

I rode to work with panniers for the first time today on my fixie. It felt really weird and unstable at first. Things like standing up to pedal, or just turning felt wobbly, but later on I started...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By bhop
I used to drive, but lately i've just been...

I used to drive, but lately i've just been clipping on my fenders and going for it. In L.A., the traffic get worse when it rains and it can double the driving time. The bike isn't affected by...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By bhop
I'm not a morning person at all, so i'm almost...

I'm not a morning person at all, so i'm almost always "cutting it close" which means I usually have to push pretty hard in the mornings. Luckily it's mostly downhill to work. On the uphill ride...
Forum: Commuting 02-19-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By bhop
Eh.. well, she also said she's willing to lock it...

Eh.. well, she also said she's willing to lock it with a cable.
Forum: Commuting 02-19-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By bhop
I recently bought a brooks cambium and have been...

I recently bought a brooks cambium and have been riding it for a couple weeks now. I feel like it's the most comfortable saddle i've been on so far.
Forum: Commuting 02-19-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,744
Posted By bhop
Sometimes traffic gets like this (and the...

Sometimes traffic gets like this (and the previous video) in L.A. and I ride the same way. It's really not as scary or dangerous as youtube videos make it seem IMO. Just don't do anything stupid...
Forum: Commuting 02-18-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,744
Posted By bhop
Depends on the other side of the intersection,...

Depends on the other side of the intersection, but generally yes. Not always though.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-18-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,797
Posted By bhop
1. '13 Subaru WRX 364861 2. Ferrari F40 3....

1. '13 Subaru WRX
364861
2. Ferrari F40
3. Prius - although, crap/dangerous drivers in any car can take over the top hate spot
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-04-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 29,536
Posted By bhop
On page two of this thread is his brand new from...

On page two of this thread is his brand new from the box pics. The wear is pretty mellow, but is obvious after comparing it. Having a nearly new Cambium myself, I can also see the difference.
Forum: Commuting 02-01-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,547
Posted By bhop
You can get a real bimmer bike ...

You can get a real bimmer bike
http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/3571/BMW-M-BIKE-CARBON-RACER
Forum: Commuting 02-01-14, 12:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,547
Posted By bhop
Brooks put this on their instagram feed recently...

Brooks put this on their instagram feed recently http://instagram.com/p/jhKV8aIz5I/
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