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Forum: Commuting 04-07-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By atombob
Bianchi Apex

I love my cross bike as a commuter. Now that winter is wrapping up I'll be going to some slicks soon probably 25's or 28's. The cross levers on the top bar are extremely convenient while riding in...
Forum: Commuting 02-24-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By atombob
Ortlieb is definitely one of the best in my...

Ortlieb is definitely one of the best in my humble opinion. I have a friend who has ridden across most every continent with those.

If you're looking for something on a budget though, I've been...
Forum: Commuting 02-23-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By atombob
Hey Pacifcaslim: I'm running a race SKS Race...

Hey Pacifcaslim: I'm running a race SKS Race Blades. Love them. They just attach with some rubber type bands so it only takes about 3 minutes to install or uninstall them. Coverage is just enough...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By atombob
My First Brand New Bike! Bianchi Axis

I've been commuting and riding for ever but I finally at the age of 40 picked up my first brand new bike from a LBS. I ended up with a Bianchi Axis w/ Tiagra/XT components. It rides like a dream!...
Forum: Commuting 02-21-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,659,610
Posted By atombob
My First BRAND NEW BIKE! Bianchi Axis

I've commuting on older bikes for years now and finally at 40 years old, bought my first brand new commuter bike. I picked up a Bianchi Axis cross bike today. Added a set of race blade fenders...
Forum: Commuting 02-19-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,851
Posted By atombob
Nice ride in this morning. Blue skies and sunny...

Nice ride in this morning. Blue skies and sunny but brrrrrrr! I need some gloves. lol. The best part is I found a new route that keeps me from having to deal with a kamikaze intersection that I...
Forum: Commuting 02-18-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,659,610
Posted By atombob
My current ride. Late 80's KHS converted to a...

My current ride. Late 80's KHS converted to a single speed.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3287973859_205c11496a.jpg

Thinking of throwing on an internal gear 3 speed or 8 speed hub if I...
Forum: Commuting 02-17-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,851
Posted By atombob
I'm baaaacccckkkkkk! After about a 5 month...

I'm baaaacccckkkkkk! After about a 5 month hiatus of not commuting by bike to work I'm riding again! I forgot how much I missed it too. This morning was a light rain with wet streets and fun. I...
Forum: Foo 11-20-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 211,457
Posted By atombob
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/3032808053_16e...

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Forum: Commuting 07-25-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,589
Posted By atombob
I have a 90's Giant Mt. Bike that I use as my...

I have a 90's Giant Mt. Bike that I use as my main commuter complete with racks panniers fenders and slicks and also a 80's KHS fixie that I use when the weather is nice.

I have my Mountain...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,683
Posted By atombob
Great to hear. I spend quite a bit of money at...

Great to hear. I spend quite a bit of money at REI on all sorts of stuff. I've yet to return anything but it's good to know that they do value customer/members. Seems to be a thing that most of the...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,581
Posted By atombob
1) What motivates you to commute by bike? ...

1) What motivates you to commute by bike?

I've always loved bikes so it was never a stretch for me. Honestly it's part health reasons, part me being Cheapy McTightwad when it came to then 2.50...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 985
Posted By atombob
Wow! When I got home our local weatherman...

Wow! When I got home our local weatherman actually said that this came out of nowhere. Like rnorris was saying, it was a low level marine layer that was too low for radar to pick up. Lesson learned....
Forum: Commuting 07-22-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 985
Posted By atombob
Actually once we get past July 4th we usually...

Actually once we get past July 4th we usually don't see rain until October. I think the near perfect summers are our little secret out here. The winters on the other hand....:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting 07-22-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 985
Posted By atombob
I have a couple of Polyester shirts but there's a...

I have a couple of Polyester shirts but there's a style factor involved. ;)
Forum: Commuting 07-22-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,851
Posted By atombob
Wet. Wasn't supposed to be so I didn't grab any...

Wet. Wasn't supposed to be so I didn't grab any rain gear. Just rode off in my dress pants and button down shirt. Guess I'm screwed for the ride home. Wet and cold. lol!
Forum: Commuting 07-22-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 985
Posted By atombob
Caught without Rain Gear! Lying Weatherman...

I woke up this morning and flipped on the tv to catch the morning news and weather report. It's been just a little cloudy in the mornings and always burns off by 10:00am.... except for today.
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Forum: Foo 07-07-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 211,457
Posted By atombob
Some recent photos I shot. Hope you enjoy them. ...

Some recent photos I shot. Hope you enjoy them.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2525712200_607105b844_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2525711626_a047b37571_o.jpg
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Forum: Commuting 06-30-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,501
Posted By atombob
My Girlfriend works near me and we both commute...

My Girlfriend works near me and we both commute to work by bike. We'll stop for a pint at a local pub after work every once in a while. Even after just a couple of beers we both find that the hill...
Forum: Commuting 06-23-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,891
Posted By atombob
My Girlfriend travels constantly and she showed...

My Girlfriend travels constantly and she showed me a trick that really works well. She takes my dress shirt and lays it flat on a medium size garbage bag and just folds the shirt bag and all. I...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By atombob
Congratulations on your new bike. :)

Congratulations on your new bike. :)
Forum: Commuting 06-17-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,046
Posted By atombob
What's the stem on your Bridgestone? I'm looking...

What's the stem on your Bridgestone? I'm looking for a slightly taller stem for my commuter as well.
Forum: Commuting 06-17-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,046
Posted By atombob
Sheesh. I must like bikes waaaaay too much. I...

Sheesh. I must like bikes waaaaay too much. I haven't seen anything here that'd I call "ugly" yet. A couple might be a little rough but thats it.
Forum: Commuting 06-13-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,325
Posted By atombob
Similar problem here. I used to have the bike...

Similar problem here. I used to have the bike cage all to my little self but add $4.50/gal fuel and a little sun and pow:

http://www.5point7.com/linked/parking.jpg

I had to move 3 bikes to go...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,046
Posted By atombob
You hit it on the head about the butte jokes. I...

You hit it on the head about the butte jokes. I was going to cover that part up but it's been too much fun.:lol:

I guess you can't see how beat the paint is and purple isn't really my color. ...
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