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Forum: Commuting 05-22-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,405
Posted By 3bikes
I've used an internal gear Specialized City 6.1...

I've used an internal gear Specialized City 6.1 Globe (heavier bike, fenders, dyno hub, rear rack). I had to replace my original wheel (Nexus 8 hub, Alex Rim) after 3K miles due to shifting...
Forum: Commuting 04-28-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By 3bikes
I used to have problems with rear wheel spokes...

I used to have problems with rear wheel spokes breaking. I'm a little heavy, I use a trunk bag on a rack and I ride LA streets. Original wheel was Alex rim, factory spokes, Nexus internal gear 8...
Forum: Commuting 02-28-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,241
Posted By 3bikes
As a bike commuter I feel safer with my feet...

As a bike commuter I feel safer with my feet clicked in. Because my mountain bike, road bike and commuter all have clipless pedals I go from bike to bike without having to rethink how my feet feel...
Forum: Commuting 02-05-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,698
Posted By 3bikes
I tell them: I found a safe route to and from...

I tell them: I found a safe route to and from work, it's only about 10 minutes or so longer to bike than drive. Sometimes less in West LA traffic. So it makes sense for me to bike.
Forum: Commuting 10-20-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
Hey everyone.... Thank you for all the...

Hey everyone.... Thank you for all the information and debate on my original post. I've learned a lot from everyone. Thanks also to the people who posted photos and videos.

Last night, my...
Forum: Commuting 10-20-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
Hi, original thread poster here.... um... this is...

Hi, original thread poster here.... um... this is really off the subject... but I noticed your question. My top speed on my road bike, perfect conditions & wide open smooth country road at 80+ miles...
Forum: Commuting 10-19-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
I want to say to the Commuter Forum that I've...

I want to say to the Commuter Forum that I've learned a lot from the replies so far... Thank you to everyone who contributed. I didn't mean to encourage arguments, but these things can happen with...
Forum: Commuting 10-19-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
Certainly would not be for banning anything... ...

Certainly would not be for banning anything... Perhaps the replies are moving a little off the subject of young children/fixies/no brakes/LA traffic. I rode coaster brake bikes as a kid... used to...
Forum: Commuting 10-19-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
In reply to: "OK, at least you saw he could stop,...

In reply to: "OK, at least you saw he could stop, too bad you can't understand what it is you witnessed. Think hard, you can figure this out..."

Emergency stopping is really my concern. Sliding...
Forum: Commuting 10-19-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
in Reply to: "are these 12 year old kids also...

in Reply to: "are these 12 year old kids also commuting every day through that crazy LA traffic?"

Ok, you make a good point... I didn't really notice this trend until a kid passed me on a Santa...
Forum: Commuting 10-18-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,786
Posted By 3bikes
Fixies + Kids = Dumb Parents?

OK, I haven't been on the Bike Forums for a while. I wanted to voice a concern and see what sort of replies come from it.

Kids... I mean kids like 12 years old, on Fixie bikes their parents gave...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-10, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,914
Posted By 3bikes
I use a Brooks Flyer, (expensive $165 saddle) I...

I use a Brooks Flyer, (expensive $165 saddle) I use a Kryptonite Mini-U lock on a post to the bike frame, a 4' loop end Kryptonite cable added to that securing the front and rear wheel, and a light...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-10, 12:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,730
Posted By 3bikes
First of all... good for you, making the decision...

First of all... good for you, making the decision to ride a reasonable distance to work. Hope it works out for you and you learn to ride safely with commuter auto traffic. Just take a little...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By 3bikes
Few days later... but here is a reply: ...

Few days later... but here is a reply:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?601193-Got-that-new-saddle&p=10001261&highlight=#post10001261

if that doesn't work.......
Forum: Commuting 02-01-10, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By 3bikes
Felt -- Good Choice

I ride a Specialized Globe City 6-IG8 commuter style bike... but my road bike is a 2005 Felt F-55. I've always enjoyed the bike, get compliments on it all the time, the bike has gone through tires...
Forum: Commuting 02-01-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,988
Posted By 3bikes
Just a suggestion from someone who purchased a...

Just a suggestion from someone who purchased a Specialized Globe IG8 with Nexus 8 speed hub. I had issues with shifting over a long time. (17 mile round trip commute) Skipping in 4th and 3rd...
Forum: Commuting 12-22-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,308
Posted By 3bikes
break the thief's ankle.... not call a cop......

break the thief's ankle.... not call a cop... ride away.
Forum: Commuting 12-18-09, 01:03 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 24,467
Posted By 3bikes
Just today I hit 5000 miles on my Specialized...

Just today I hit 5000 miles on my Specialized Globe City 6-IG8. I've had it since late January of 2008. So roughly 2,500 miles per year..... But I promise to do better in 2010 !
Forum: Commuting 12-14-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By 3bikes
Hello and thank you to everyone who replied to my...

Hello and thank you to everyone who replied to my first post.

The weather eased up, my lungs did too, that nasty cold finally is coming to an end. That first ride to work after over a week of...
Forum: Commuting 12-12-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By 3bikes
Stopped bike commuting for a bit...

It's the nasty cold that hit me... knocked me out for two days worth of work. It's the change in weather to cold and heavy rain. Put the two of them together and I'm sitting in my old VW Golf...
Forum: Commuting 12-06-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By 3bikes
This is how I lock up. Kryptonite Evolution...

This is how I lock up. Kryptonite Evolution Mini (flat key), a 4' Kryptonite loop end cable, a 3' light guage Kryptonite loop end cable: I use the large loop end cable to secure both the front...
Forum: Commuting 11-30-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By 3bikes
I'm running a Specialized Globe that I replaced...

I'm running a Specialized Globe that I replaced the original Nexus 8 with an Alfine 8, laced into a Sun rim. I can at least tell you the Alfine makes for much smoother shifting, less rolling...
Forum: Commuting 11-23-09, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By 3bikes
New set of Michelins

I've put 4800 miles on my Specialized Globe City bike. The original tires were Specialized Nimbus Reflector 700x38c. My front tire was original and had it's first flat a couple weeks ago. The...
Forum: Commuting 11-17-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 745
Posted By 3bikes
Patch kits... the ParkTools self-sticking patch...

Patch kits... the ParkTools self-sticking patch pack is my choice. My spare commuter tube is currently sporting a patch (700x38). My weekend road bike (700x23 racing tube inside Pro-Race-3...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-09, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By 3bikes
Ok, ok... that's funny.

Ok, ok... that's funny.
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