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Forum: Commuting 09-03-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,244
Posted By matthew_deaner
I love my T-servs. I'm on my third set. They...

I love my T-servs. I'm on my third set. They roll nice, ride great, and have good grip on wet roads.

Gatorskins are good too, but I found the ride to be harsh and wet weather traction wasn't...
Forum: Commuting 09-03-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By matthew_deaner
Considering the distances involved, your commute...

Considering the distances involved, your commute sounds do-able.

I am a grad student and live 17.5 miles from class. I also have two jobs, and am a single parent. I typically commute round-trip...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By matthew_deaner
The Fenix L2D is designed to run off of...

The Fenix L2D is designed to run off of rechargeable NIMH cells. It will not cut out at 1.2 volts like some older lights.
Forum: Commuting 08-17-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,519
Posted By matthew_deaner
I use bar-ends on three of my bikes and my racing...

I use bar-ends on three of my bikes and my racing bike has STI. I think that I shift all bikes the same number of shifts regardless of the shifter type.

Bar-ends are more convenient for me in...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By matthew_deaner
The L2D should last almost twice as long using...

The L2D should last almost twice as long using rechargeable NIMH batteries. See:
http://www.cpfreviews.com/Fenix-L2DCE-Premium-Q5.php

However, the L2D switches to its lowest mode of operation...
Forum: Commuting 08-09-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By matthew_deaner
I was once attacked by a dog while riding and...

I was once attacked by a dog while riding and shot it with a .38 in self-defense.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By matthew_deaner
If you aren't successful in adjusting your...

If you aren't successful in adjusting your pedals, maybe you should consider getting some of the cartridge-type spd pedals like Shimano model M520. The special tool to dissassemble them is about $2...
Forum: Commuting 05-18-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By matthew_deaner
It does make a difference whether weight is...

It does make a difference whether weight is distributed towards rider vs. bike.
Overweight rider = more tissue for the cardiovascular system to support = reduced performance. It's all about the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 104,257
Posted By matthew_deaner
This is my first review of the Brooks imperial...

This is my first review of the Brooks imperial saddle. I've held off with a review up to this point because I wanted to make sure the saddle was broken in first.

Miles 70
Total Miles 325...
Forum: Commuting 05-11-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By matthew_deaner
+1 to all of the above... and I'm glad I chose...

+1 to all of the above... and I'm glad I chose the Casseroll. I'd still like a Smoothie at some point though...
Forum: Commuting 05-08-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,040
Posted By matthew_deaner
Me: 2006 Surly LHT 2007 Salsa Casseroll ...

Me:
2006 Surly LHT
2007 Salsa Casseroll
2006 Trek 5200
1984 Nishiki Sport (fixed gear)
1988 Centurion LeMans (fixed gear)
1986 Nishiki Prestige
1988 Santana Sovereign (tandem)
2008 IRO Rob...
Forum: Commuting 05-06-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,574
Posted By matthew_deaner
I clean mine like a car. Rinse with water hose...

I clean mine like a car. Rinse with water hose on low pressure (and without nozzle), sponge and soap, then rinse again. Baby wipes can scratch your finish.
Forum: Commuting 05-05-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,868
Posted By matthew_deaner
FYI - The weight difference is mainly due to the...

FYI - The weight difference is mainly due to the heavy duty parts used on the LHT. There is little difference between the weight of the frames... the Surly LHT (56cm) frame + fork weighs 7.4lbs. ...
Forum: Commuting 05-05-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,098
Posted By matthew_deaner
2887 miles since the beginning of the year.

2887 miles since the beginning of the year.
Forum: Commuting 04-29-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,675
Posted By matthew_deaner
Regarding the rebuild kit for the Shimano M-520 -...

Regarding the rebuild kit for the Shimano M-520 - I don't think Shimano makes one. But that pedal uses loose 3/32 ball bearings and you can replace all of them for about $2. You do need to invest...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-23-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By matthew_deaner
I'll be there. My girlfriend and son are going...

I'll be there. My girlfriend and son are going too - they'll be doing the 6-hour version of the race.
Forum: Touring 04-22-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By matthew_deaner
Sorry, but every time I look at those bikes I...

Sorry, but every time I look at those bikes I throw up a little bit in my mouth.
Forum: Touring 04-22-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By matthew_deaner
I have these on my Salsa Casseroll. They're...

I have these on my Salsa Casseroll. They're pretty good.
Fit and finish are excellent, just below Shimano. I found some machining marks on one of the calipers and the polish isn't quite on par...
Forum: Commuting 04-22-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 27,585
Posted By matthew_deaner
Umm.... Panaracer tourguards are kevlar belted...

Umm.... Panaracer tourguards are kevlar belted tires. They use Arimid, the generic version of kevlar.
Forum: Commuting 04-17-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By matthew_deaner
Much of my daily commute is along a state...

Much of my daily commute is along a state highway. It's only 2-lane, but it has a lot of traffic and folks usually drive around 60-65 mph. The shoulder is a couple of feet wide and I'm always on...
Forum: Commuting 04-16-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,689
Posted By matthew_deaner
On the contrary, environmentalists are some of...

On the contrary, environmentalists are some of the most vehement opponents of biofuels. If you're going to start in on a pointless rant like this at least get your facts straight.
Forum: Commuting 04-15-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By matthew_deaner
I don't usually listen to "happy" music when I'm...

I don't usually listen to "happy" music when I'm riding.... here's the usual list:

Dragonforce; Lamb of God; Anthrax; Bullet For My Valentine; Korn; Children Of Bodom; Disturbed; Flogging Molly;...
Forum: Touring 04-13-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By matthew_deaner
If you want to stick with MTB-compatible pedals...

If you want to stick with MTB-compatible pedals that have some means of load distribution, you might want to have a look at Shimano A-520 "touring" pedals. I have these on two of my bikes and really...
Forum: Commuting 04-13-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,292
Posted By matthew_deaner
Last year I had 10,120 miles. This year, my goal...

Last year I had 10,120 miles. This year, my goal is to again break 10,000.
I do lots of sport riding in addition to commuting though.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By matthew_deaner
I reuse mine all the time. I disassemble it with...

I reuse mine all the time. I disassemble it with needle nose pliers.

From what I read elsewhere on BF, for 10s chains, SRAM decided not to continue licensing the "Powerlink" design from Craig...
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