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Forum: Commuting 01-24-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,037
Posted By jimcross
I've ridden about 5000 commuting miles on an LHT...

I've ridden about 5000 commuting miles on an LHT and another 2000 on a Vaya. My impressions are the Vaya feels quicker and more nimble, but the reality is my average commute speed is actually almost...
Forum: Commuting 11-17-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,199
Posted By jimcross
The velo orange Milan bars are another option. ...

The velo orange Milan bars are another option.

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/vo-milano-handlebar-22-2-dia.html
Forum: Commuting 06-23-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By jimcross
I have a 2009 Pacer that is currently running on...

I have a 2009 Pacer that is currently running on 28s and have room for fenders. I've had 32s on it, but doubt fenders would fit with them.
Forum: Commuting 06-02-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 990
Posted By jimcross
I lived in Great Falls from 1987 to 1996. I hope...

I lived in Great Falls from 1987 to 1996. I hope you don't mind wind! They say Chicago is the windy city... I think Great Falls would give it a run for it's money. Don't get me wrong. I loved...
Forum: Commuting 05-20-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By jimcross
I too have both. I prefer the ss, but late in...

I too have both. I prefer the ss, but late in the week the gears are nice to have.
Forum: Commuting 03-22-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,933
Posted By jimcross
In my case, yes they do. I run the wheels...

In my case, yes they do. I run the wheels between my Karate Monkey, and my Cross Check.
Forum: Commuting 03-17-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,933
Posted By jimcross
29's have been around for several years now. ...

29's have been around for several years now. They actually use 700c wheels. The large tires gives them the 29 inch designation. I have a 29'r and have interchanged wheels with my 700c cross bike,...
Forum: Commuting 03-17-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,474
Posted By jimcross
Wallingford bike parts (www.wallbike.com) carries...

Wallingford bike parts (www.wallbike.com) carries all the Carradice bags. Peter White cycles does as well. I have a barley and find it to be just a little small. If I were to buy another it would...
Forum: Commuting 03-17-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,802
Posted By jimcross
Hands down it would be my Surly Cross Check. ...

Hands down it would be my Surly Cross Check. Gears, no gears, fat tires, skinny tires, racks, no racks, etc...

Hopefully I will never be faced with such a doomsday scenario.
Forum: Commuting 12-27-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By jimcross
I'm not as "in tune" to dogs (or their owners) as...

I'm not as "in tune" to dogs (or their owners) as you are. I would have pedaled my a$$ off to get away from it. You're a better citizen than I am, but I now have something to strive for now.
Forum: Commuting 11-06-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By jimcross
The antique brown matches the paint, but the...

The antique brown matches the paint, but the honey provides some contrast. I like both just about the same, but I think the brown's a little nicer with the stock silver seat post.
Forum: Commuting 07-22-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,891
Posted By jimcross
I have logged thousands of miles on my single...

I have logged thousands of miles on my single speed crosscheck. Works great until I find myself riding into a stiff headwind on day 4 or 5 of my commute. Then again I live in a part of Austin that's...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By jimcross
Doesn't compare to most of these sightings, but...

Doesn't compare to most of these sightings, but at a local cycle park here I saw a guy on a unicycle built on a 36 in wheel. I had never seen one before and thought it was pretty cool.
Forum: Commuting 04-24-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,766
Posted By jimcross
I have 10,000+ miles on my M324s. They work...

I have 10,000+ miles on my M324s. They work great rain or shine! I've been looking at the 530s for another bike but haven't pulled the trigger.
Forum: Commuting 04-24-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By jimcross
Just be sure to use the supplied cleats, and not...

Just be sure to use the supplied cleats, and not Shimano cleats already on your shoes per my previous post!
Forum: Commuting 04-24-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By jimcross
Other than the usual newbie, come to a stop "oh...

Other than the usual newbie, come to a stop "oh crap" moment. IT's happened once only, but at favorite cycling venue with lots of hardcore road cyclist to observe. Not a laugh amongst them, just a...
Forum: Commuting 04-18-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,405
Posted By jimcross
No return, but it didn't stop me from buying a...

No return, but it didn't stop me from buying a shiny new Salsa Vaya... Just doing my part
Forum: Commuting 03-30-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,676,515
Posted By jimcross
Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Nice! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Commuting 03-22-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By jimcross
I use one in my backpack on the days I ride the...

I use one in my backpack on the days I ride the fun bike (no rack).
Forum: Commuting 03-05-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,562
Posted By jimcross
My only requirement is I have to ride them all. ...

My only requirement is I have to ride them all. I was neglecting my Karate Monkey, but just this week put some big apples on it and put it in the commute rotation. It aint fast, but it's comfortable...
Forum: Commuting 02-27-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,099
Posted By jimcross
OK, feeling a little stupid here. What's the...

OK, feeling a little stupid here. What's the ranking system, and where is this calculator?
Forum: Commuting 02-27-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 911
Posted By jimcross
Being in central Texas this is my winter long...

Being in central Texas this is my winter long dilemma. Most of the winter it's my novara headwind pants and convertible jacket, and then shorts and running tee for the ride home. Fortunately the...
Forum: Commuting 02-27-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,357
Posted By jimcross
Not an issue for me as I have shaved my head for...

Not an issue for me as I have shaved my head for the last 5 years. However, sweat management in the summertime is a big problem for me. In the summer time I have to have a seconds scull cap for the...
Forum: Commuting 01-30-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,005
Posted By jimcross
Congrats. You're going to love it. I just...

Congrats. You're going to love it. I just refitted my LHT with trekking bars and am as happy with it as I have ever been. I'm using road levers mounted up front though (like mustache bars). I...
Forum: Commuting 01-30-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,206
Posted By jimcross
I've used precisely 2 kinds of deodorant my...

I've used precisely 2 kinds of deodorant my entire life. I used the spray on Right Guard until I was 18, and then switched to Speed Stick. I've been using that for the last 32 years. For the...
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