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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-05-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,070
Posted By Baytree
Try posting over in the classic & vintage forum. ...

Try posting over in the classic & vintage forum. They'll know everything there is to know about your bike and then some.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-14, 01:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Baytree
Go you! Keep at it and you'll be doing all your...

Go you! Keep at it and you'll be doing all your own maintinence in no time.

My problem with flat tires has always been finding the hole. The only way I can do it is to stick the whole tube...
Forum: Commuting 02-26-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By Baytree
Don't forget to roll your pants up so they don't...

Don't forget to roll your pants up so they don't get caught in the chain! It won't happen every time but it'll happen eventually... I've ruined more than one pair of jeans that way. You can also...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-26-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Baytree
Still waiting to hear back. Jyl, those pics...

Still waiting to hear back.

Jyl, those pics you linked look pretty snazzy! If it's even a 10th as good as that it'll still be nicer than the beater I'm riding now. Thanks for the tip about the...
Forum: Commuting 02-26-14, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By Baytree
I've also had someone take my bike off a bus...

I've also had someone take my bike off a bus rack, and it wasn't nearly as expensive as that carbon fiber one. Stick with the mountain bike for this type of thing.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-25-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Baytree
One step ahead... I emailed the guy as soon as I...

One step ahead... I emailed the guy as soon as I saw the add ;)

Thanks for all the good advice. It looks like I'm 2nd in line, so here's hoping the first person passes on it!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-25-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Baytree
You're probably right. I might go for it anyways...

You're probably right. I might go for it anyways if the frame is sound and the components are all there.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-25-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Baytree
Bianchi competizione - assembly required

Found this add on CL, they're asking $85:



Assuming all the parts are in working condition and it's my size, would it be worth the price? I have enough mechanical experience to be comfortable...
Forum: Commuting 02-25-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,140
Posted By Baytree
365923365922 This is my rock-solid commuter...

365923365922

This is my rock-solid commuter saved from the dumpster. Heavy as a tank, and about as durable as one too! I've put on fenders and a rear rack since the picture.
Forum: Commuting 02-22-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By Baytree
Yes, let her choose! She'll ride it more if it's...

Yes, let her choose! She'll ride it more if it's one she likes.

As for lights, stay away from a hub generator. Or fancy wheels of any kind... the only things I've EVER had stolen on my commuter...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-14, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Baytree
The best bike for you will depend a lot on...

The best bike for you will depend a lot on personal preference. For what it's worth, my favorite commuter bike ever is a 70's girls Schwinn varsity converted to single speed. Old schwinns are very...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-14, 01:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,549
Posted By Baytree
I give myself enough time to ride slow... then...

I give myself enough time to ride slow... then push the pace anyways. I like going fast, and I can take the extra time to cool down before starting work.
Forum: Commuting 11-08-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,004
Posted By Baytree
I agree. With STEEL wheels they're quite...

I agree. With STEEL wheels they're quite dangerous. I just don't use steel wheels, so they work fine.
Forum: Commuting 11-07-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By Baytree
If you're a little craftsy and have a sewing...

If you're a little craftsy and have a sewing machine, you can sew your own bags pretty easy. A nice coat of paste wax makes them reasonably waterproof.
Forum: Commuting 11-07-13, 01:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,004
Posted By Baytree
I don't live in an area where snow/slush is an...

I don't live in an area where snow/slush is an issue much, but it does rain frequently and I ride on hills in very wet weather. I find that my rim brakes don't work as well when wet, but still work...
Forum: Commuting 10-18-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,454
Posted By Baytree
That's what comes of paying people on commission....

That's what comes of paying people on commission. They have to make sales NOW, because that's how they pay the rent. I find that customer service is usually much better when salespeople are paid...
Forum: Commuting 10-18-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By Baytree
I go with a flashlight bungee strapped to the...

I go with a flashlight bungee strapped to the front, and a pair of 2-buck LED flashers in the back. Run one steady and one blinky for extra visibility. But then, the roads I ride on are pretty...
Forum: Commuting 10-18-13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,454
Posted By Baytree
I really don't like people trying to sell me...

I really don't like people trying to sell me something I haven't shown an interest in. The best long-term business strategy is to cultivate a good relationship with customers by only selling them...
Forum: Commuting 10-12-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,376
Posted By Baytree
Glad you've got something you enjoy... that bike...

Glad you've got something you enjoy... that bike looks snazzy to me.

I've gotten great use out of my free 40-year-old clunker bike. It's ugly as sin, but does the job and has yet to break down :)
Forum: Commuting 10-08-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,367
Posted By Baytree
The only serious mechanical problem I've had (in...

The only serious mechanical problem I've had (in 15+ years of bike commuting) was a broken rear wheel skewer. About 5 miles from home on the highway... noticed the bike wobbling funny and when I...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,104
Posted By Baytree
I'd rather ride on a highway with a good shoulder...

I'd rather ride on a highway with a good shoulder than on regular streets with 40 mph traffic. On the highway you don't have people making turns or opening doors into you. Fast traffic doesn't...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-27-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,790
Posted By Baytree
Yes indeed. I find that not having a car limits...

Yes indeed. I find that not having a car limits my job options significantly, as I'm not realistically able to do a 20 mile ride to work each morning. Fortunately the town I live in is well...
Forum: Commuting 06-27-13, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Baytree
I'm surprised he got to college without having...

I'm surprised he got to college without having had a crash yet... good job for him!
Forum: Commuting 06-23-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Baytree
This is just me, but I'd buy a used mountain bike...

This is just me, but I'd buy a used mountain bike off of craigslist. Older ones with no suspension are usually cheap, sturdy, ride well on hilly roads and are easy to find. I see several up on the...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-13, 03:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By Baytree
15 miles there, 2 miles back (I take the bus most...

15 miles there, 2 miles back (I take the bus most of the way)
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