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Forum: Commuting 04-20-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,330
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Has anyone tried the Portland Design Works Full...

Has anyone tried the Portland Design Works Full Metal Fender with 25mm tires? Work ok? Thanks
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-30-13, 02:19 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,765
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Maybe the next time he is stopped for running a...

Maybe the next time he is stopped for running a red light, not having bike lights and not wearing a helmet, he will not mouth off to the police. I am sure we will hear about it....
Forum: Commuting 03-09-13, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,009
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
I am riding a 2000 Bianchi Eros which has a...

I am riding a 2000 Bianchi Eros which has a similar geometry as the Imola as a commuter and really enjoy its handling and ride qualities. It is a bit sportier than a touring bike and a little more...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
+ 1 on changing small front chain ring to 24 or...

+ 1 on changing small front chain ring to 24 or 26 - consider adding a chain watcher/catcher to seat tube when installed to help keep the chain from coming off at the front (cost $10+).

At some...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-07-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
check out this online guide to bicycling on the...

check out this online guide to bicycling on the street to get a good overview

http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-03-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 12,975
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
I doubt that if I got run over by a distracted or...

I doubt that if I got run over by a distracted or drunk driver that the construction worker style safety vest that I am wearing will contribute anything to my "safety" - maybe it would assist in the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-04-12, 03:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,993
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
I already wear a safety vest so I will not be...

I already wear a safety vest so I will not be joining the protest. http://http://www.westernsafety.com/mlkishigo2012/mlkishigo2012pg2.html
Forum: Commuting 10-24-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,745
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
If it starts to rain, I stop and pull out the...

If it starts to rain, I stop and pull out the rain poncho from my pannier and put it on along with some old gathers that cover the foot and up to the knee.

When it stops raining, I stop and put...
Forum: Commuting 10-21-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Flat and short - a cruiser should work along with...

Flat and short - a cruiser should work along with almost any other bike that is the right size for you so that it is comfortable and fun to ride.

If riding in the rain or needing to carry other...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-30-12, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
In watching the video and seeing most of the...

In watching the video and seeing most of the traffic turning left, it appears that the cyclists on "the wrong side of the street" are avoiding most of the turning traffic and are taking the safest...
Forum: Commuting 09-11-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Lighten up - you will live longer.... who knows...

Lighten up - you will live longer.... who knows maybe your new parking spot will be better than your old.

If getting to the lock is a hassle, lock it somewhere away from the rack when not is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-05-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Sidewalk or MUP = Pedestrian Street = Motorist ...

Sidewalk or MUP = Pedestrian
Street = Motorist

Not too complicated really. As a pedestrian on the sidewalk, you need to stop and check right of way when crossing any road (even if you have a...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Current commute is 3.75 miles each way with one...

Current commute is 3.75 miles each way with one medium hill - shoulder or bike lane most of the way - pretty scenery - can not complain. Go for it!
Forum: Commuting 07-08-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Ride your Fuji for a year and don't think/worry...

Ride your Fuji for a year and don't think/worry about a new bike. After you put on the miles and learn how you like or dislike it's geometry and handling you can test ride some other bikes next...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Keep the specialized - the other bike looks low...

Keep the specialized - the other bike looks low end. I suppose getting a new wife that lets you have more bikes is probably out of the question?:)
Forum: Commuting 06-09-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
While you can scream at the motorist, if they are...

While you can scream at the motorist, if they are pulling out in front of you down the street a bit, you may just need to slow down or stop and let them out.

Kinda of if you were driving a car,...
Forum: Commuting 06-03-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Topeak Road Morph G on Amazon.com for $27 looks...

Topeak Road Morph G on Amazon.com for $27 looks good to me. Have been using it for years. It is well designed and is effective for getting air in the tires using its mini-floor pump design and...
Forum: Commuting 05-12-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Nice bike - pretty sunset - enjoy the summer...

Nice bike - pretty sunset - enjoy the summer riding
Forum: Commuting 05-06-12, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,872
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Not sure if the bike makes that much of a...

Not sure if the bike makes that much of a difference. I have a nice road bike and get passed all the time. Sounds like you need to concentrate on the clothes with the right layers and go at a pace...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-20-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
While learning a route and associated potential...

While learning a route and associated potential trouble spots, it seems that it is the unexpected maneuver that can be dangerous.

The driver making a u-turn at the bottom of a big hill, the...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,952
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Real happy with Light & Motion Seca 800. 800...

Real happy with Light & Motion Seca 800. 800 lumens for fast street riding, 400 lumens for regular street riding, 200 lumens for multi user trails, flash - all easy to change on the go. Well...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-08-12, 03:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,041
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
What do I do when I see the fast moving vehicle...

What do I do when I see the fast moving vehicle who does have the time or willingness to move over and pass safely?

I let out a primal scream. With a little practice, you can time the scream as...
Forum: Commuting 11-11-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,087
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
K'Tesh - Thanks for the post with great details &...

K'Tesh - Thanks for the post with great details & instructions!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-08-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
Sounds like you need to move into the travel lane...

Sounds like you need to move into the travel lane as you approach the entrance to the gas station, so folks in front of you can slow down and turn right without hitting you.

While you can argue...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,417
Posted By Jim-in-Kirkland
How about a used Bianchi or Lemond who made some...

How about a used Bianchi or Lemond who made some nice steel bicycles that are now out of fashion with carbon fiber crowd and available for a nice price.
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