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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 242,254
Posted By Metol
I'm pretty sure this has been covered. Anyway, I...

I'm pretty sure this has been covered. Anyway, I just accidentally discovered a simple but darn effective way to align the handlebars to the front tire. I guess most of us try to align the bars by...
Forum: Commuting 09-29-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 69,926
Posted By Metol
Have: A pair of Kenda Klondike Studded 700x35...

Have: A pair of Kenda Klondike Studded 700x35 tires used lightly for one season

Want: A pair of Nokian Hakkeplitta A10 700x32. 35c won't fit my new commuter frame.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-15-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Metol
Yesterday, I fell while mountain biking and got...

Yesterday, I fell while mountain biking and got my shoulder messed up (AC separation Type 3). Today, I did 10 miles on my indoor trainer. Feeling good:)
Forum: Road Cycling 10-12-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,466
Posted By Metol
I don't need it for weekend rides but I find the...

I don't need it for weekend rides but I find the little helmet mounted mirror essential for my daily commute. I use it to scan what's coming up behind me just like we all do (I hope) when driving a...
Forum: Commuting 10-06-12, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 72,810
Posted By Metol
My legs were kind of heavy on my way home today...

My legs were kind of heavy on my way home today so I made a wrong decision and tried to cross one of the intersections like a pedestrian, from the lower left corner to the upper left corner on the...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Yeah, I should be thankful because the downhill...

Yeah, I should be thankful because the downhill to my work is amazing. Many including you said that things will get better eventually...I decided to believe in that. I also got good advices...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Exactly! The route I've given up which is the...

Exactly! The route I've given up which is the shortest distance indeed goes through the Sacred Heart Hospital area. The new route I want to try would be 1.5 mile longer in total but probably be much...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Just to clarify, the 18% incline lasts only about...

Just to clarify, the 18% incline lasts only about two blocks in one of the routes. I've mostly given up on this route because the steep sections are beyond my ability on most days and more...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
I was thinking about this. My only reservation is...

I was thinking about this. My only reservation is that this bike doubles as my fast long-ride bike so I wanted to keep it as light as possible. Perhaps it's time for getting a real road bike.
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 01:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Ha ha, that's going to take a quite bit of time....

Ha ha, that's going to take a quite bit of time. I'm kind of weird. I'm overweight with lots of fat but still feel more athletic than not.
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 01:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
The lowest is 26t on mine. I guess Trek changed...

The lowest is 26t on mine. I guess Trek changed the cassette for the '12 FX. You are right. I should take it easy. I need to switch my mindset between my MTB ride (more serious but damm fun) and...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Thanks no1mad. I'll ride to work tomorrow again!

Thanks no1mad. I'll ride to work tomorrow again!
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 12:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
I'll probably take up your #1 and AndyK's...

I'll probably take up your #1 and AndyK's suggestion. Where did #2 come from?!?! I'm not there yet and I will never be (I hope) there.
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 12:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
No, I'm not moving because I love my neighborhood...

No, I'm not moving because I love my neighborhood too much. I wish my commute is like yours, going up the hill to work and cruising down on the way back.
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Thanks for the encouragement, jsdavis. Maybe I'm...

Thanks for the encouragement, jsdavis. Maybe I'm being too hard on myself. I'v been insisting on not resting or getting off the bike. I guess I should take it more easily. Right now I can only dream...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Thanks. I'm indeed getting better, but I'm...

Thanks. I'm indeed getting better, but I'm feeling the commuting challenge is a bit bigger than what I can comfortably take in the commuting context. I've been able to do this only because I do it...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-12, 12:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
It's a tempting idea, bored117. Sounds like a...

It's a tempting idea, bored117. Sounds like a great way to keep my motivation without getting wiped out completely. But I kind of worry about my self-esteem because my commute is only 4-5 miles.
Forum: Commuting 06-12-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,053
Posted By Metol
Hilly commuting...I'm thinking about quitting

I'm a newbie in the forum and also a noob bike commuter. I started to bike commute last year with a newly acquired Trek 7.5 Fx but because this is a snowy area and I also don't have to go to my...
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