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Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By kdgrills
Hmm, I'm 5'10" & ride a 56, I can make a 58 work,...

Hmm, I'm 5'10" & ride a 56, I can make a 58 work, go figger.
FWIW, I have 17K miles on my Fantom Cross Pro.
Forum: Commuting 01-06-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By kdgrills
Another vote for the shoulder / bike lane. ...

Another vote for the shoulder / bike lane.

And what's with all the rock hate?

It's just sitting there doing what rocks do,
probably trying to look cool for all the chick rocks.

Maybe find...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,494
Posted By kdgrills
A sub-standard width lane & door zone? Center or...

A sub-standard width lane & door zone? Center or left of the lane is FRAP, sharrow or not.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-18-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,969
Posted By kdgrills
I rode with mine for the 1st time yesterday, yes...

I rode with mine for the 1st time yesterday, yes it is bright.
I'll try to put up a side by side comparison in the next few days.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-16-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,969
Posted By kdgrills
Well, the fine folks at Dinotte offered me a ...

Well, the fine folks at Dinotte offered me a discount on a complete
new light, or to upgrade my existing light for somewhat less.

Although really more $ than I'd like to put into lighting, I...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-13-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,969
Posted By kdgrills
To each his own. Come ride my commute, your...

To each his own. Come ride my commute, your perception may change.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-13-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,969
Posted By kdgrills
Thanks for the heads up. I bought the previous...

Thanks for the heads up.
I bought the previous version last spring (specifically for day use).
I'm hoping they might be able to update it with the newer optics.
Sent 'em an email, fingers crossed.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-19-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,148
Posted By kdgrills
Any love for the Niteye B20...

Any love for the Niteye B20 (http://www.niteye.com/product/?type=detail&id=58) out there?

There's a nice review...
Forum: Commuting 11-30-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,979
Posted By kdgrills
I've had the Topeak MTX DX bag (no panniers) &...

I've had the Topeak MTX DX bag (no panniers)
& Explorer rack for ~3 years / 12K miles now.

I like the quality and think both are a great value.
I'd buy both again without hesitation.

I can...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-25-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By kdgrills
They claim 120 lumens for the 140r, & 240 lumens...

They claim 120 lumens for the 140r, & 240 lumens for the 400r.
The 300r is advertised as brighter than the 140r, not quite as bright as the 400r.
Forum: Commuting 11-19-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,268
Posted By kdgrills
Twofish Lockblocks....

Twofish Lockblocks....
Forum: Commuting 11-18-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,268
Posted By kdgrills
Always. Dinotte 400r in strobe mode on the back, ...

Always. Dinotte 400r in strobe mode on the back,
Fenix LD20 (2) in SOS mode on the front.
Forum: Commuting 11-16-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By kdgrills
Same here!...

Same here! (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/824729-So-I-hit-a-bird-or-a-bird-hit-me-that-s-for-the-lawyers-to-sort-out?p=14345485&highlight=#post14345485)

You're not the only one. Well I...
Forum: Commuting 10-30-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By kdgrills
I used to use two rack brackets attached to a 3 x...

I used to use two rack brackets attached to a 3 x 2 x 1/8 AL plate:
(Attached with 6 M5 bolts, it sure wasn't going any where!)

281276281277

With two PBSF installed:

281279281280

I was...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-05-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,688
Posted By kdgrills
I rode out your way on Labor day. Out west...

I rode out your way on Labor day. Out west through Plainfield, Oswego,
& Yorkville. Down through Lisbon Center & into Morris. Then back east
through Minooka, Channahon, & into Joliet.

Got...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-27-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,075
Posted By kdgrills
What's it worth to you? If you REALLY wanna...

What's it worth to you?

If you REALLY wanna be seen the Dinotte 400R (http://store.dinottelighting.com/400r-red-taillight---seat-post-seat-stay-chain-stay-or-rack-mount-p91.aspx) is what you want....
Forum: Great Lakes 07-14-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By kdgrills
You're braver than me, riding Mannhiem! You...

You're braver than me, riding Mannhiem!

You can get on Wolf road in Burbank (@ St. Charles) and
head south to 91st in the Willow Springs / Burr Ridge area.
It's probably 10ish miles. Lots of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-22-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,083
Posted By kdgrills
I envy you, the Bitterroot valley is a beautiful...

I envy you, the Bitterroot valley is a beautiful area!

My brother lives just east of Missoula, in Potomac.
I've vacationed in the area several times
(Seeley Lake most recently), unfortunately...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By kdgrills
On the way to dinner tonight we (wife & I,...

On the way to dinner tonight we (wife & I, driving) came across a salmon.
I said something to the effect that he was gonna die. It turns out that my
wife (non-cyclist, unfortunately) thinks he's...
Forum: Commuting 06-15-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By kdgrills
Coolest route name ever! :thumb:

Coolest route name ever! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting 06-12-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By kdgrills
My assailant wasn't so fortunate. Just before day...

My assailant wasn't so fortunate. Just before day break, a couple of weeks ago,
two birds (robins I think) flew out in front of me. One made it by, the other hit
the leading edge of my front wheel...
Forum: Commuting 06-04-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By kdgrills
You must be a republican.;)

You must be a republican.;)
Forum: Commuting 06-03-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By kdgrills
Discussing drive train maintenance is like...

Discussing drive train maintenance is like discussing religion or politics.;)

IMO you haven't done any damage to anything. Lubricate it with something,
keep it reasonably clean, & you'll be fine....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-29-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By kdgrills
The Umlenker from Speen ...

The Umlenker from Speen (http://www.speen.de/speen____SportsEquipmentEngineering/products.html)may be an option.

I personally have no experience with it, just came across it on the www a while...
Forum: Commuting 05-24-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By kdgrills
I've had the Topeak MTX DX bag (no panniers) &...

I've had the Topeak MTX DX bag (no panniers)
& Explorer rack for ~3 years now.

I can fit shoes, jeans, shirt, & under clothes
in the main compartment with no problem. Fitting
a lunch in there...
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