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Forum: Commuting 01-17-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,739
Posted By guidosan
Okay I'll play. I have a bachelors degree in...

Okay I'll play. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry and used to work in biotech. Just recently the company that I worked for told me, and over a hundred others, that our services were no...
Forum: Commuting 01-11-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By guidosan
If you are interested in a new bag, you could get...

If you are interested in a new bag, you could get the shopping bag pannier and just put the backpack in it. For example: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/Grocery-Bag-Pannier-p560.htm
...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By guidosan
You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable ...

You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable rack. It is designed for wheels from 24" to 29". It has the bar to keep panniers out of the wheel, but unfortunately, it doesn't have and additional...
Forum: Commuting 12-24-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,942
Posted By guidosan
I agree with this statement: "IMO- it isn't...

I agree with this statement: "IMO- it isn't about whether you're bike commuting, but about getting some riding in if you want."

I know when I made the commitment to commute and did so daily, my...
Forum: Commuting 12-20-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 16,318
Posted By guidosan
Booger, Regarding your pic from post #4...

Booger,
Regarding your pic from post #4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .

http://fasttrains.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/traffic-jam.jpg

Isn't that a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-04-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By guidosan
Sorry I am not clear. What I mean is that, in...

Sorry I am not clear. What I mean is that, in general the link wire size that originally came with the breaks is probably the way to go for most people. Since you already cut it up, your choices...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-03-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By guidosan
Well I would not do what you are trying. ...

Well I would not do what you are trying. Truthfully, I do not know what that upper piece is for, but I use it as an area to hold while you pull the wire out of the brake. It probably does not fit...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,259
Posted By guidosan
It will shift fine, up and down from the higher 4...

It will shift fine, up and down from the higher 4 gears, but if I shift down to the lowest one, it seems to get stuck.

It sounds like a limit screw issue. Best thing is to just start from the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-25-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By guidosan
Not sure if your question is more for predicting...

Not sure if your question is more for predicting ride quality, or if this is a possible/worthwhile project. As far as ride quality is concerned, I can’t say, but wider tires at a lower pressure goes...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-10-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By guidosan
Works for me

I have a 7speed cassette with 8-speed barcons, and I have no complaints.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-08-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By guidosan
What is it that you want to do?

Trainers are a nice torture device. There are three basic types and then there are the ones with a computer interface and then there are rollers. The computer interface is expensive and is like...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-19-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,781
Posted By guidosan
License plate?

Well a license plate that has her name won't make it a girl's bike, but will personalize it for her.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-23-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By guidosan
Try Jenson Bikes

Here is a link for their 8speed barcons.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/SL407A09-Shimano+Ultegra+8+Speed+Bar+End+Shifters.aspx
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-23-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By guidosan
thanks for the responses so far

Actually I am not trying to start any long drawn out discussion on pro vs anti helmets. I am just venting that I have a hard time finding something that actually fits me. I just tried a universal...
Forum: Commuting 01-22-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,079
Posted By guidosan
Tirefly's

I also use tirefly's. There is one model they have that the light stays on even when the wheel isn't turning. I like these as it continues to flash when I am stopped at a corner, or waiting for a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-22-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By guidosan
I hate looking for a new helmet

Well this is just a bit of a rant, but any advice would be appreciated. It seems that I am close between a medium and a large for the Bell helmets. Giros just donít fit all that well, something to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-04-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By guidosan
May be simple maybe not

I did the conversion and it is fine for what I need. The things I think you need to keep in mind are:
1) Fit. By putting drop bars on, you will increase your reach to the brake hoods. My mtn bike...
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