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Forum: Touring 10-21-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,462
Posted By OldBen
This should be fixable and isn't about the Jamis...

This should be fixable and isn't about the Jamis bike but the adjustment of the derailleur IMHO. I bought my 2009 Jamis Aurora because the 53 cm frame size fit me well. Many touring bikes don't...
Forum: Commuting 06-29-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By OldBen
I had good results with the Michelin Transworld...

I had good results with the Michelin Transworld City tire summer and winter. Thy're a bit wider than you're looking for however.

I'm now trying to wear out a pair of Tom Slicks (I know..you said...
Forum: Commuting 04-03-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,349
Posted By OldBen
...and Navigator, Envoy, Tundra They have...

...and Navigator, Envoy, Tundra

They have names that suggest travel to far away places but are used to get groceries!

;^)
Forum: Commuting 02-04-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By OldBen
I agree completely. I think my behavior was...

I agree completely. I think my behavior was fueled by a huge rush of adrenaline and I'm not sure that anything would change in spite of knowing that it's not really a good thing........in fact I'm...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-03-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,428
Posted By OldBen
LOL....it's the ski home that's tricky! I've...

LOL....it's the ski home that's tricky!

I've ridden in +4F this winter (commute)..my coldest yet. The WC was -25 or so. I got to get goggles and a better system for keeping my feet warm. That's...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By OldBen
Snowbikers live by the motto-when in doubt...let...

Snowbikers live by the motto-when in doubt...let air out. However they usually have fatter tires so they aren't risking pinch flats.

;^)
Forum: Commuting 01-31-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By OldBen
I Dropped the F-Bomb

My commute home is 14 miles of mostly country roads. There have been some tough commutes what with the cold and snow. Many of the country roads still have a glaze on them. Anyway, I'm commuting...
Forum: Commuting 01-18-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By OldBen
Interesting solution to cold feet. That (cold...

Interesting solution to cold feet. That (cold feet) is the limiting factor for my commutes. I bought some shoe covers but they didn't MTB shoes I bought to commute in. May try some vapor barrier...
Forum: Touring 05-03-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By OldBen
This guy's put up a bunch of maps for the Indiana...

This guy's put up a bunch of maps for the Indiana part of your trip

Calumet Region Bike Maps (http://www.geocities.com/huffmun/Bike_Maps.html)


;^)
Forum: Commuting 03-10-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By OldBen
Took the studs off this weekend and glided home...

Took the studs off this weekend and glided home tonight. Long range forecast is looking good (40's and higher). I'm going for it too!!

;^)
Forum: Commuting 01-05-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,486
Posted By OldBen
I had one...New Year's Day 2007. For me it's...

I had one...New Year's Day 2007. For me it's about doing my commuting on country roads without much trash/glass/whatever...to run over and using puncture resistant tubes and tires.....

;^)
Forum: Commuting 12-04-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By OldBen
Funny you mention that. I re-certified for...

Funny you mention that. I re-certified for snow+dark today (tonight actually) and was still riding on slicks. The snow kept lodging in the lip of my headlight and I was a bit apprehensive about...
Forum: Commuting 01-26-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By OldBen
go for it....it's Friday!! ;^)

go for it....it's Friday!!

;^)
Forum: Commuting 01-21-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,808
Posted By OldBen
I have had a similar experience with this light. ...

I have had a similar experience with this light. I'm now working on a home brew lighting system. If you're willing to do a little work and don't mind the extra weight of a lead acid battery, you...
Forum: Commuting 01-18-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,374
Posted By OldBen
MY first real snow commute today. Still got a...

MY first real snow commute today. Still got a thick layer of ice on the back roads I ride to work. I bought some Nokian 120 Extremes and they seemed to work pretty good. Ah, but the way home-dark,...
Forum: Commuting 01-14-07, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By OldBen
Thought I'd add my voice to the chorus of those...

Thought I'd add my voice to the chorus of those suggesting you transport your kids via trailer. I used to use a "bugger" to transport my daughter. Had a fall on some railroad tracks that cut across...
Forum: Commuting 01-04-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,374
Posted By OldBen
I hear you. The only thing good about the...

I hear you. The only thing good about the weather on the way home is that my ride was with the wind. I'll have to throw everything in the dryer if I expect to wear it tomorrow. Felt like I was...
Forum: Commuting 01-02-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,644,397
Posted By OldBen
Man, that bike is too pretty to take out in the...

Man, that bike is too pretty to take out in the rain! Love that paint job.
Forum: Commuting 12-22-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,374
Posted By OldBen
Only had three hours of work today so I tried to...

Only had three hours of work today so I tried to get my running buddy to go for a ride in the rain this morning and then hang out until I was done working, but the rain scared him off! It was in the...
Forum: Commuting 12-22-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By OldBen
I have this rack. It has performed well for me. ...

I have this rack. It has performed well for me. It's rock solid on the bike..doesn't sway. I've not toured with it but have had the one pannier I use to commute full-I'd guess maybe 30 + pounds. ...
Forum: Commuting 12-20-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,374
Posted By OldBen
My first post on this thread. I'm amazing myself...

My first post on this thread. I'm amazing myself that I'm still commuting ( I doubted I would ever see 35 degrees as warm). It was 35 and rain tonight but not enough that I missed my raincoat (Left...
Forum: Commuting 12-18-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By OldBen
I look forward to going to work! ;^)

I look forward to going to work!

;^)
Forum: Commuting 12-12-06, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,644,397
Posted By OldBen
Wow! How do you like it? My commuter (now bad...

Wow! How do you like it? My commuter (now bad weather commuter) set up is very similar and it's working out great! It's a 1999 Hardrock Comp FS I picked up on Claigslist Chicago. I really am...
Forum: Commuting 12-01-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By OldBen
I've gotten two bikes from craigslist Chicago. ...

I've gotten two bikes from craigslist Chicago. The first one, a 1999 Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS was not a particularly good deal but I have now ridden it for a year of commuting after adding a...
Forum: Commuting 11-30-06, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By OldBen
Aw yes...runners get this feeling often. ...

Aw yes...runners get this feeling often. Endorphins...wonderful stuff!

;^)
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