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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-07-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,207
Posted By mstraus
I have a Light & Motion VIS 360+ too, and I LOVE...

I have a Light & Motion VIS 360+ too, and I LOVE this light. I usually use in on low mode at night, combined with a handlebar mounted light. It is almost as effective as my much brighter headlight....
Forum: Commuting 10-06-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By mstraus
I see you are in the SF Bay Area, likely east...

I see you are in the SF Bay Area, likely east bay. Depending on where you could be subject to 20 degree temperature swings some days. So I know my preference has been to layer.

I prefer biking...
Forum: Touring 09-19-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,624
Posted By mstraus
I have an AWOL comp and love it. It is one of the...

I have an AWOL comp and love it. It is one of the most comfortable bike to ride I have ever tried. I have been happy with the components to date. Only mods I made so far are stem, different tires,...
Forum: Touring 09-19-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,367
Posted By mstraus
I have an AWOL comp, mostly stock - I swapped the...

I have an AWOL comp, mostly stock - I swapped the stem, tires, and added a rack. I think its is about 27#, give or take, can't remember and haven't re-weighed since I swapped tires.

The AWOL...
Forum: Commuting 08-28-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,445
Posted By mstraus
As usual I think PaulRivers gave a very well...

As usual I think PaulRivers gave a very well thought out answer.

What is best for you is really dependent on what you need and what you want to spend. DO you want a rack or will you carry a...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 08-27-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By mstraus
I have the same NR Lumina 700 light and HAD a old...

I have the same NR Lumina 700 light and HAD a old Cateye Dual wireless computer on the same bike. Had he same interference issue on low and medium, and on flash it was inconsistent with occasional...
Forum: Commuting 08-27-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,347
Posted By mstraus
Agree for commuter market. For Mountain biking I...

Agree for commuter market. For Mountain biking I still think they have advantages, largely ability to run much lower pressure safely (no pinch flats).
Forum: Commuting 08-27-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,347
Posted By mstraus
I have trouble seeing the advantage of 650B for...

I have trouble seeing the advantage of 650B for commuting unless you are very short or have some sort of fit issue you are trying to deal with for tire/fender clearance. I would just assume stick...
Forum: Commuting 08-27-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,347
Posted By mstraus
If you get a flat with tubeless tires you can...

If you get a flat with tubeless tires you can just put a tube in. How is the risk or problem any greater than with a tube tire?

My friend claims you can sometimes save it by quickly unloading it...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,444
Posted By mstraus
Summer in San Francisco means I typically have a...

Summer in San Francisco means I typically have a 15-25 MPH headwind on part of my way home. On parts of the ride, like over the Golden Gate Bridge, this wind is often a sidewind, which I almost hate...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,103
Posted By mstraus
Bummer you can't bring your bike it, but nice...

Bummer you can't bring your bike it, but nice that they are offering lockers at least.

Could you use a second lock in addition to your own in the locker to make it a less attractive/easy theft...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,333
Posted By mstraus
Why can't my commute ride be just as fun as a...

Why can't my commute ride be just as fun as a weekend ride? Yea, maybe not every day is fun, but generally I ENJOY cycling and find it FUN, so no reason my commute can't be FUN too! It helps that I...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,924
Posted By mstraus
Oh, don't worry, I don't think I have ever paid...

Oh, don't worry, I don't think I have ever paid full price for any of the Gore gear I have gotten, and never brought direct from Gore. Most of my stuff I got on close out somewhere, including my...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstraus
Thanks wolfchild and tsl - I guess the only real...

Thanks wolfchild and tsl - I guess the only real thing to consider is aesthetics of a machined side wall for rim brakes or not as long as I have the right hub. I was aware of the 2 types of disk...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstraus
Thanks! You did a better job searching then I did...

Thanks! You did a better job searching then I did on this one. I was going to assume 19mm...glad I didn't assume!
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstraus
Yea, I remember this from their website when I...

Yea, I remember this from their website when I looked many months ago. So what I really want to know is what is the inside width, as this is what you are supposed to use to determine what size tires...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,333
Posted By mstraus
1) Commuting by bike helps improve my mental and...

1) Commuting by bike helps improve my mental and physical health. I feel better when I ride regularly and helps me lose/maintain weight, reduce stress, etc.

2) I enjoy it - gives me something to...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,430
Posted By mstraus
My commute ending event is usually arriving at...

My commute ending event is usually arriving at work or arriving home.

Typically if I commute to work I also commute home from work. The main exceptions to that have been a few times I meet my wife...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,924
Posted By mstraus
I often commute with a cycling-specific vest in...

I often commute with a cycling-specific vest in cool-ish or windy weather. These are not the hardware store/constructions style safety vest, the ones I have looked at don't fit well. THe cycling...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,541
Posted By mstraus
Fair enough, if you plan to be back in the day...

Fair enough, if you plan to be back in the day light then skip the lights. I sometimes take mine off if doing a weekend day ride. If you plan to ride in the dark though, invest a bit in a light that...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,541
Posted By mstraus
Your state law may vary, but CA law for bike...

Your state law may vary, but CA law for bike night riding requires a front white headlight visible from a certain distance, however in the rear only requires a red reflector. Go figure. Seems that it...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By mstraus
Another vote for the Light and Motion VIS 360+. I...

Another vote for the Light and Motion VIS 360+. I got this for last winter and it was great. Have had it off my helmet recently, but might put it back on for increasing visibility to cars.

I use...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By mstraus
Wow, thanks for the great post on this. I have...

Wow, thanks for the great post on this. I have had similar questions as eventually I want to get a new wheelset and go with a dynamo hub.

Some additional questions:

How wide is the inside of...
Forum: Commuting 08-08-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,230
Posted By mstraus
I, for one, can't avoid the problem if I want to...

I, for one, can't avoid the problem if I want to commute by bike. I have part of my commute where the only way to go is freeway (no bikes allowed) or MUP. The area between is either water or...
Forum: Commuting 08-08-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By mstraus
Unless you really want a flat bar bike, I would...

Unless you really want a flat bar bike, I would consider a gravel grinder, adventure tourer, touring bike, or even a cyclocross bike. Some "endurance" or comfort road bikes as mentioned by PaulRivers...
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