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Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By tjspiel
It is absolutely possible to drive safely in...

It is absolutely possible to drive safely in those conditions. You adjust your speed accordingly. You pull over when you need to clear the wipers. You rely on other visual cues to guide you and your...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 925
Posted By tjspiel
I'm sorry, I don't believe that bad weather and...

I'm sorry, I don't believe that bad weather and poor roads are trivial problems for an autonomous vehicle. That's why their testing has been largely limited to places where that's not a problem.
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Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 925
Posted By tjspiel
My guess is that very soon some entrepreneur will...

My guess is that very soon some entrepreneur will come up with a kickstarter project selling a device that will repel self-driving cars.

I'm not worried about a well maintained car on day with...
Forum: Commuting 07-17-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By tjspiel
I've entertained the idea that a bike might be...

I've entertained the idea that a bike might be better off staying outdoors in the winter if you're riding it outdoors on salted roads. If the bike stays cold, corrosion (rust) occurs more slowly.
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Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By tjspiel
For Gates, you can get sprockets and chain rings...

For Gates, you can get sprockets and chain rings on Amazon. They're not cheap and there's not a wide variety but it's definitely possible to make modifications. Mostly belt drives are paired with...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By tjspiel
Found a pretty nice Samsung a few months ago....

Found a pretty nice Samsung a few months ago. Owner had no passcode on it, so I found an email address and got in touch with him. Otherwise I would have left it with an AT&T/Verizon store. Can't...
Forum: Commuting 07-13-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By tjspiel
Would it save you some hassle to leave a pair of...

Would it save you some hassle to leave a pair of shoes at work? I also leave a towel at work and bring a new one in regularly rather than carrying one every day.

I use a Banjo Bros commuter...
Forum: Commuting 07-12-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,044
Posted By tjspiel
It'a all relative of course but lots of places...

It'a all relative of course but lots of places away from the coasts get both hot and cold.

In the North, we can get very hot weather but it doesn't continue for weeks at a time. It'll be for a...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,804
Posted By tjspiel
It all depends on what the bike is exposed to....

It all depends on what the bike is exposed to. Road salt is pretty corrosive. If your Clubman was just sitting outside for a long time, then no I wouldn't be worried about it. That's just surface...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,804
Posted By tjspiel
It might be because the styling of those...

It might be because the styling of those Cannondales is more reserved and have nothing to do with that fact that they are aluminum and not steel.

Just a thought.

They all look great by the...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,804
Posted By tjspiel
What percentage of its original mass has been...

What percentage of its original mass has been lost in those 110 years and how much mass can you lose from a steel chainstay, seatstay, or fork before you have to worry about it breaking?
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,804
Posted By tjspiel
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7297/27900801370_07b...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7297/27900801370_07bd4d95f5_z.jpg

That's a picture of a support I'm replacing that's (barely) holding up the entryway overhang/gable to our house. The iron support is...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By tjspiel
The problem is that you'd need several of them,...

The problem is that you'd need several of them, not just one. I could buy a new bike for that kind of cash. ;)

I have my priorities.
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,044
Posted By tjspiel
My beach attire is vastly different from yours.

My beach attire is vastly different from yours.
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,044
Posted By tjspiel
Toga ! Toga ! Toga !

Toga !
Toga !
Toga !
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,044
Posted By tjspiel
You're like my daughter, her ideal temp range...

You're like my daughter, her ideal temp range doesn't include the 80's which I love. Don't care about the humidity.

90's can get a little uncomfortable and 100's more so, but compared to anything...
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By tjspiel
NASA inspired dress shirt for less sweaty commutes

From a CNN Money article:

Biking to work can be a sweaty disaster. Can Ministry of Supply's dress shirt help? - Jun. 30, 2016...
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,044
Posted By tjspiel
I was off on Tuesday but it was similar weather...

I was off on Tuesday but it was similar weather to what you've been describing. Low 90's, high humidity and the threat of severe weather all day. Usually a storm will blow through pretty quick and I...
Forum: Commuting 06-27-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,804
Posted By tjspiel
Actually not a big fan of lugs. Internally lugged...

Actually not a big fan of lugs. Internally lugged steel frames looked pretty good. TIG welds are ugly. CF smoothness is awesome.

Classic bikes were made of similar diameter steel tubes and lugs...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 06-22-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By tjspiel
Command+ and Command-

Command+ and Command-
Forum: Commuting 06-21-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,780
Posted By tjspiel
I'd be worried if there was chunk missing from...

I'd be worried if there was chunk missing from your frame or fork after leaving it in a rack but that's pretty unlikely. I have CF a tennis racket that's got plenty of nicks and scratches on it from...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,072
Posted By tjspiel
My SKS fenders came with them. I might have got...

My SKS fenders came with them. I might have got them at Amazon or from a bike shop, I can't remember. I did have some that were a few years older that did not have those mounts so maybe it's...
Forum: Commuting 06-19-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,072
Posted By tjspiel
https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Front-Fender-Breakaway-...

https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Front-Fender-Breakaway-Mount/dp/B001N84RHU

Not sure it would have prevented your accident but they came with my fenders. I had a rear fender come loose, get caught in...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,780
Posted By tjspiel
I just walked down to the nearest bike shop to...

I just walked down to the nearest bike shop to pick up a spoke. Right next to it is a popular bakery that's pretty busy on Saturday mornings. Locked to the rack was an old Trek 2200. Had to be at...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,780
Posted By tjspiel
My 10 year old road bike has a CF fork and I have...

My 10 year old road bike has a CF fork and I have a 25 year old CF mast for my windsurfer. I don't baby either of them and have no reason to believe they won't last several more decades. CF is more...
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