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Forum: Commuting 02-13-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 72,807
Posted By Shawnrs
Friday morning sucked. Raining, fine, I have...

Friday morning sucked.
Raining, fine, I have rain gear
Windy (fine), Extra work out
Dark, Ample lights
Hidden, wheel eating pothole. Sucks. 5 spokes and a healthly dent.

Oh well. Its only...
Forum: Commuting 01-12-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,842
Posted By Shawnrs
Just shy of 15 miles each way. 45 mins. Except...

Just shy of 15 miles each way. 45 mins. Except for a bridge, Flat.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-08-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Shawnrs
Single speed Chain setup: Chain more inboard or outboard?

Morning,

Just installing my new cog and chain ring. Single speed using a free hub... eccentric BB.

I know I am talking about 1/2" (max) to the inboard or to the outboard.

Is it better to...
Forum: Commuting 01-24-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,738
Posted By Shawnrs
Another option is the Rivbike Jake Brown blue...

Another option is the Rivbike Jake Brown blue (33c+) They feel faster than my Gator skins (28c). The gator skins tire pressure was 90-110 psi.
JB's 65- 80psi.
I feel less beat up. My commute...
Forum: Commuting 01-20-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By Shawnrs
I use a Cygolight MityCross 350 ...

I use a Cygolight MityCross 350
http://www.cygolite.com/products/index.html
For me it was worth the cost. Bought it at REI.
I get 2+ hrs full burn time. Ample for my pre dawn and and late night...
Forum: Commuting 12-25-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,362
Posted By Shawnrs
This always makes me laugh... On a given , sunny,...

This always makes me laugh... On a given , sunny, summer, Friday afternoon commute home on my nearly 40 lb sled (saddle bags)I'll be met at a light by a spandex clad weekend warrior on his 18 lb...
Forum: Commuting 12-20-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,681
Posted By Shawnrs
Not sure if this thread is dead or not but I was...

Not sure if this thread is dead or not but I was looking for the same requirements in the a frame.
I ended up with a Steel Wool Tweed. Have been happy so far.
Two minor changes I would make:...
Forum: Commuting 12-19-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,974
Posted By Shawnrs
I have a pair of Nitto Mustache bars sitting on...

I have a pair of Nitto Mustache bars sitting on my shelf. I tried really hard to like them. I love the look but I just could not find a position of comfort during my commute (23km each way). Had to...
Forum: Commuting 11-23-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
Today was my first ride with the Schwalbe...

Today was my first ride with the Schwalbe Marathon Winter Studded Tire. Heavy buggers. Not complaining, just saying. Normally with my Jack Browns (Blue) I can hold 90 rpm (SS 39x 16) all day. Today I...
Forum: Commuting 11-09-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,391
Posted By Shawnrs
The morning dark ride is safer than my early...

The morning dark ride is safer than my early evening dark ride home. Way less cars on the road at 5am compare to the fall winter, early spring 4pm (Dark)which at peak crunch for the route I ride.
Forum: Commuting 11-08-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Shawnrs
Top Contact Winter II

Hi all,
Just passing on the info.
I sent an inquiry to Conti. regarding their new Top Contact Winter II. Below is my question and answer. Looks like I am still buying studded. I thought this tire...
Forum: Commuting 11-08-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,899
Posted By Shawnrs
Vancouver BC Distance 23.5 km (google map) each...

Vancouver BC
Distance 23.5 km (google map) each way.
Bike 45- 50 mins
Car 20 mins on good day. 60 mins typical.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-08-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,302
Posted By Shawnrs
Conti- Top Contact Winter II

Hi all,
Just passing on the info.
I sent an inquiry to Conti. regarding their new Top Contact Winter II. Below is my question and answer. Looks like I am buying studded.

Top Contact Winter II...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,180
Posted By Shawnrs
Greetings, What kind of bike you ride....

Greetings,
What kind of bike you ride. SteelWool Tweed Single speed 36/16. Looking at a 40 tooth ring soon.

How you carry your gear and what or how much (volume) stuff you bring on the ride....
Forum: Commuting 11-04-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By Shawnrs
For a Jacket I use MEC SuperMicroft Cycling...

For a Jacket I use MEC SuperMicroft Cycling Jacket. MEC.ca I know your are in the states but I am sure you can get it shipped. $66 CDN.
Nothing special about this jacket. Pit zips. Can buy it in...
Forum: Commuting 11-04-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By Shawnrs
I'd like to ask the same question to most bike...

I'd like to ask the same question to most bike companies. When so so quality mountain bikes cost $2000 dollars, When a "real" mountain bike for 5 year old kids bike costs $300- $400cdn. Real meaning...
Forum: Commuting 10-28-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
You could just pedal really fast and ride through...

You could just pedal really fast and ride through the tunnel.... I did it once. Never ever again!!!! Truckers really don't like being stuck behind a bike doing 30km/h and they let me know it.
Forum: Commuting 10-25-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
Stupid question of the week. I live in a...

Stupid question of the week.

I live in a condo. The hallway is carpet. Will be be pulling carpet threads up when I push the bike down the hallway with road beaten studs. I know I can just carry...
Forum: Commuting 10-25-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
I use the http://www.thelettercarrier.com/ ...

I use the
http://www.thelettercarrier.com/
You ship to them. pay $3 or close to that. Its 1 min from the border on the right. There are other places in that same area but I have never dealt with...
Forum: Commuting 10-25-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
Thanks to all for replying. One the great...

Thanks to all for replying.

One the great things about living in Vancouver is the fact the border is 30mins away. I called and emailed 4 LBS. 3 told me I was looking at nearly $80 dollars each....
Forum: Commuting 10-22-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
Any opinions, experience, or links reguarding...

Any opinions, experience, or links reguarding TopContact Winter II? Hype?
Forum: Commuting 10-22-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
When you lived in Vancouver did you use studded...

When you lived in Vancouver did you use studded tires ? Its one of those one ice patch with studs will justify the purchase. I just have to make the decision to part with the cash....
So far its...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shawnrs
Vancouver, Black Ice studded tire question.

Another Newbie asking about studded tires:

I live in Vancouver BC Canada. Known more for rain than anything else. However for very short periods of the year we are at or below freezing. At 5am in...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,925
Posted By Shawnrs
Hello I know this thread is old... I...

Hello

I know this thread is old...

I ride a Steel Wool Tweed. BB7's and is a now single speed. 23km each way. commute.
To me disks only make sense and are the only way to go. They work well in...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,344
Posted By Shawnrs
Steel Wool Tweed

Look up, Steel Wool Bikes.

I have one set up as a SS. Rack mounts, Fender mounts, Disk brake mounts, Canti mounts (BOO!) eccentric bottom bracket...
A little heavy but a plush ride for my daily...
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