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Forum: Commuting 09-14-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By ortcutt
My wife and I are running them on our commuters. ...

My wife and I are running them on our commuters. They're great, but because the mudflaps are so long and flexible, be warned: if the toe of your shoe comes close enough (e.g., while you're turning),...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,571
Posted By ortcutt
Good! I mainly wanted to suggest, to anyone...

Good! I mainly wanted to suggest, to anyone reading this thread, that nutsack discomfort isn't merely an occasion for frat-boy humor. It can literally save your life to take it seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,571
Posted By ortcutt
All the sophomoric comedy on this thread...

All the sophomoric comedy on this thread notwithstanding, scrotum discomfort can indicate a serious problem. When my balls all of a sudden felt odd on the saddle, I complained about it to my PCP,...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-03-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By ortcutt
I have a B17 on my commuter/tourer, and it felt...

I have a B17 on my commuter/tourer, and it felt wonderful from the start. I have a Swift on my road bike, and my first impression was quite different: I felt as though I was perched on the tip of a...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,433
Posted By ortcutt
I envy anyone who is dedicated enough to maintain...

I envy anyone who is dedicated enough to maintain this kind of schedule. I do pre-dawn, pre-breakfast rides three weekdays a week (and on the occasional weekend morning too). It's helped to...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-23-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,433
Posted By ortcutt
Don't hesitate. My daughter absolutely loved it....

Don't hesitate. My daughter absolutely loved it. She was so engaged and I could talk to her the entire ride. I wouldn't attach to a road bike though. Hybrid or mountain only.[/QUOTE]
I've used...
Forum: Commuting 08-23-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By ortcutt
Last month, my wife was hit by a motorist running...

Last month, my wife was hit by a motorist running a red light. She sustained minor injuries and visited the emergency room. The bike required significant repairs. Even though no one contested the...
Forum: Commuting 08-19-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,307
Posted By ortcutt
My wife's bike is configured just as you...

My wife's bike is configured just as you describe: her drop handlebars are slightly lower than her B67 saddle. She is exactly your height, and like you, is not interested in aggressive riding. To...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-18-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,118
Posted By ortcutt
Three lessons learned from experience: 1....

Three lessons learned from experience:

1. Maybe biology is destiny, but its ways are devious. I've met very strong, skillful riders of all sizes and body types.

2. Gracelessness abounds on the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-17-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,010
Posted By ortcutt
They're brewing some good stuff. I'm partial to...

They're brewing some good stuff. I'm partial to the porter, and the Spring seasonal ("Spring Hop").

I homebrew, and my last batch of hefeweizen turned out pretty tasty. Recently I've been going...
Forum: Touring 08-17-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,020
Posted By ortcutt
I've bike camped only once, and I had originally...

I've bike camped only once, and I had originally intended to make it an S24O. I prefer a quiet camping spot that gives at least an illusion of solitude, but since I live in metro Boston, I concluded...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-16-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 86,103
Posted By ortcutt
Pearly white 267672

Pearly white
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Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,918
Posted By ortcutt
I wear wool year-round: socks, baselayers, and...

I wear wool year-round: socks, baselayers, and jerseys. One caveat: I've found that my pocketed jerseys tend to sag irritatingly when I cram their pockets full of junk (e.g. cell phone, cleat...
Forum: Commuting 09-13-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,735
Posted By ortcutt
My "real road bike" runs a 23 in front and a 25...

My "real road bike" runs a 23 in front and a 25 in back (both Conti Gatorskins). My commuter bike (a Cross-Check) runs Schwalbe Marathon 28s (HS 420); permanent attachments include SKS fenders, a...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By ortcutt
This. The "ultimate commuter" would be a bike...

This. The "ultimate commuter" would be a bike that I loved and that thieves did not. So far, my current ride meets the criterion.
Forum: Commuting 09-06-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By ortcutt
Hey there Oboeguy! You remember that...

Hey there Oboeguy!
You remember that Cross-Check I built up before I moved out of NYC? I run Schwalbe Marathon (HS 420) 28s on it. They've stood up to everything, including rear panniers...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-06-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By ortcutt
Name: Tony Age: 37 Height: 6'3" Weight: Not...

Name: Tony
Age: 37
Height: 6'3"
Weight: Not much for my height. I've always been skinny (except when I was on the college meal plan as a freshman). But cycling's made me almost gaunt.
Years...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-06-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By ortcutt
I agree that you need very little space to do...

I agree that you need very little space to do lots of maintenance; in fact, I've never had a dedicated workspace anywhere I've lived. Without one, you might work less efficiently, of course -- more...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,967
Posted By ortcutt
Bingo. That is why I bought the Soma...

Bingo.
That is why I bought the Soma DoubleCross with modern vertical dropouts, instead of those antiquated semi horizontal dropouts.[/QUOTE]
I've never had trouble with axle slippage on my CC. ...
Forum: Commuting 09-05-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,362
Posted By ortcutt
I do my fitness rides before dawn on suburban...

I do my fitness rides before dawn on suburban streets that are lit fairly, poorly, and not at all, and I use a Princeton Tec EOS. It includes mounts for handlebar, helmet, and forehead. It uses...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-14-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By ortcutt
I guess I hope the OP gets the input he's asked...

I guess I hope the OP gets the input he's asked for, and I'm not happy coming across like a troll, but I have to say that I doubt I've seen a more tasteless choice for a username. Anyone who doesn't...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By ortcutt
The Luggernaut looks pretty appealing -- but I'm...

The Luggernaut looks pretty appealing -- but I'm a sucker for lugs. I think it's unfortunate that Felt decided to spec the Brougham with the S3X hub; for an uptick in the cost, you lose the ability...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-13-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,119
Posted By ortcutt
Good luck to you! I know what it's like to be in...

Good luck to you! I know what it's like to be in your situation. Beware advice based on anecdotal evidence, since every case is unique. :) Nonetheless, I can't resist recommending this book...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,191
Posted By ortcutt
I have a Blackburn EX-1, and my wife's bike has a...

I have a Blackburn EX-1, and my wife's bike has a Sunlite Woody. The Ortliebs work perfectly with each.
Forum: Commuting 08-11-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,054
Posted By ortcutt
:lol: Well put! I knew long ago that I'd never...

:lol: Well put! I knew long ago that I'd never look like anything but a dweeb as a cyclist. All I strive for now is to be a highly visible dweeb.


Explain this.[/QUOTE]

I presume the point...
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