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Forum: Touring 08-23-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By soze
My husband rolls with a Marathon tire on his Bob...

My husband rolls with a Marathon tire on his Bob trailer, ~30mi/wk through a variety of truly high-quality Boston streets. Never a flat yet! He previously had a Kenda tire, and let me tell you how...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 08-23-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By soze
SKS Longboard 45mm's. Know them, love them. ...

SKS Longboard 45mm's. Know them, love them.

I've ridden the larger 55's through two nasty Boston winters and they simply don't care about gravel or road grit or any other nastiness. I downsized...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 05-04-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By soze
If throwing your weight back isn't sufficient,...

If throwing your weight back isn't sufficient, you might want to check out installing a cyclocross lever where you can get better leverage, or if you're feeling spendy, Paul Components makes a tiny...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-02-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By soze
I have the Cambium as well, and I prefer to ride...

I have the Cambium as well, and I prefer to ride it without a chamois. You're not weird at all, you've just found a saddle that's superbly comfortable for your anatomy and style! :)
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-19-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By soze
Don't be afraid to just hop on the bike "to turn...

Don't be afraid to just hop on the bike "to turn the pedals", as it were. If it's crappy out, go ahead and throw it on the trainer without your cadence sensor or any of that stuff, and no targets. ...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 04-18-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By soze
Just wanted to update on my setup. I use a...

Just wanted to update on my setup. I use a Problem Solver 1 -> 2 converter, and set up a pair of Paul MiniMoto brakes on my 'cross frame. Holy braking power, Batman! One-finger stopping is here.
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-20-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By soze
For those below 10*F days here in Boston I've...

For those below 10*F days here in Boston I've taken to wearing AmFibs with an Ibex wool layer underneath. Fantastic, though they're a pain to get on just right.

Wore two pairs of wool tights...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-15-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By soze
Once upon a time I wore out a Timbuk2 a year. ...

Once upon a time I wore out a Timbuk2 a year. Now I ride either Reload messenger bags (I wore my first out after 9 years, was so impressed I went right back and had them magic me up a new one!) or...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 02-15-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By soze
In the same boat here, I run both brakes off of...

In the same boat here, I run both brakes off of my right hand using the Problem Solvers thingamajigger because I lost grip strength in my left hand due to a nasty wrist break and surgery. I'm using...
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-09-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,462
Posted By soze
Bike shops *can* suck, but do not always do so. ...

Bike shops *can* suck, but do not always do so. When my husband and I moved to Boston and began interviewing bike shops, we did so together. If I asked a question, and the salesperson answered to...
Forum: Commuting 03-09-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By soze
I'm a huge Ibex wool fan, honest! The moisture...

I'm a huge Ibex wool fan, honest! The moisture is the main concern, as I can layer all day and night with the all-season wardrobe I've built up.
Forum: Commuting 02-23-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By soze
Showers Pass Convertible Pants?

I'm refusing to acknowledge winter any more and am planning forward to spring.

My Marmot soft shell pants are unsuitable for warmer weather rain repellence, and I no long have a place to let my...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-23-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By soze
If I recall correctly they're from Taiwan. Same...

If I recall correctly they're from Taiwan. Same generic aluminum frame that gets rebadged about a million different names.

Lots of different, quality frames are made there. Even some Rivendell...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-23-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By soze
I built one up for my husband, it lasted for...

I built one up for my husband, it lasted for years. Perfectly decent aluminum frame, and the decals scrape off with a hair dryer and a credit card.
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-12-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By soze
Peter White says you're fine, as long as you're...

Peter White says you're fine, as long as you're not completely tear-assing around.

I've run my Hakka's on similar ground for several seasons. It's the same as running studs on a car; you have...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-12-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By soze
I've got one by Abus zip-tied to the front of my...

I've got one by Abus zip-tied to the front of my bike; my front wheel is a solid axle so I can't put a Pitlock through it. I'll usually throw the Dutch lock and then put a U-lock through my rear...
Forum: Commuting 01-04-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By soze
I have a Fitbit Flex. It works for me; I need a...

I have a Fitbit Flex. It works for me; I need a rough calorie estimation to make sure I eat enough, I need to know if I'm sleeping enough, and I want to know how much of a ****** I've been over the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-21-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By soze
With 35's it might be doable if I dumped psi...

With 35's it might be doable if I dumped psi out... that nasty postholed section is like 0.25mi of a commute otherwise made on mostly plowed streets. I don't want to deal with squishy tires for one...
Forum: Commuting 12-21-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,926
Posted By soze
They are seriously fantastic, and nice people to...

They are seriously fantastic, and nice people to work with to boot! :)
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-21-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,783
Posted By soze
See, this is my argument as to why *I* need a...

See, this is my argument as to why *I* need a Moonlander, but husband says "nooooo, we can't fit it with the rest of the bikes/Bob trailer/etc." :(
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-21-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By soze
Ibex wool cap, Ibex wool hoodie under a regular...

Ibex wool cap, Ibex wool hoodie under a regular summer bike helmet. I was warm down to 10*F + windchill this past week here in Boston, and I'm usually a freakin' lizard.

I don't usually say this...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-21-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By soze
Hakkapeliitta W106 700x35's. Fifth season, and...

Hakkapeliitta W106 700x35's. Fifth season, and they're still going strong. If they can't cut down through it to pavement, I would be portaging the bike regardless.

They do wander a bit too much...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-18-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By soze
My Hakkas do the job on road ice, but they're no...

My Hakkas do the job on road ice, but they're no contest on postholed, remelted, iced-over paths. Which sucks, because it adds either a 0.25mi portage or a 3mi workaround to my commute (yes,...
Forum: Commuting 12-18-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By soze
Just got a Tubus Logo recently myself. Strong,...

Just got a Tubus Logo recently myself. Strong, decent-looking, and best of all, it doesn't rattle! :D
Forum: Commuting 12-17-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By soze
I just scored a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammers (the...

I just scored a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammers (the retail gods have smiled upon me), in time for some rather nasty winter storms here. Absolutely fantastic, and miles above using straps/platforms with...
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