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Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By tsl
Easily remedied. Get bolt-on skewers. They...

Easily remedied. Get bolt-on skewers. They range from the simple hex-bolt variety (At Amazon...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By tsl
The 10mm-over-tire-width guideline is exactly...

The 10mm-over-tire-width guideline is exactly that--only a guideline. It's something that works for many cyclists much of the time. There are no fender police.

It's been my experience that...
Forum: Commuting 07-13-16, 04:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,369
Posted By tsl
I used to be part of the clean chain crowd, and...

I used to be part of the clean chain crowd, and was disappointed that my chains lasted only 1500 to 2000 miles. Everyone said it was because I was a commuter. During that era, nobody ever...
Forum: Commuting 07-06-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By tsl
I remember that feeling in my second year...

I remember that feeling in my second year switching from a bike-path hybrid. From the story I wrote about test riding my 2006 Trek Portland:I bought it and still use it. Still makes the daily...
Forum: Commuting 07-06-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 991
Posted By tsl
Until a recent change in departments, I was in a...

Until a recent change in departments, I was in a public-facing customer service position. I know what you mean about not looking or smelling homeless at work.

I'm also very sweaty. I come from...
Forum: Commuting 07-05-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,739
Posted By tsl
You remember from last year (I whined about this...

You remember from last year (I whined about this on another forum we frequent.) my troubles with the new and improved version II of my favorite tire, which couldn't seem to go 5 miles without...
Forum: Commuting 07-05-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,739
Posted By tsl
I started out following the advice of the...

I started out following the advice of the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink guys. Ten years and 50,000 miles later, I've cleaned out the stuff I've never used.

Each bike has its own Road Morph G...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-03-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By tsl
Two more things to think about: Tire...

Two more things to think about:

Tire pressure: Too high and the bike rides like a rock. Too soft and it's like pedaling through glue. There's a happy medium, but it depends on your tires, your...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-01-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By tsl
Yes. Valid point. How's this then: ...

Yes. Valid point.

How's this then:

While there's no new information, it collects lots of good, sound, time-tested information in one place, and presents it well.

You don't need to be a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-01-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By tsl
^^^ This ^^^ The cycling section is at...

^^^ This ^^^

The cycling section is at 796.6.

I borrowed it and found it to be mainly rehashing stuff I've read online over the years. Nothing new.
Forum: Commuting 06-26-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By tsl
There are only three things you absolutely must...

There are only three things you absolutely must have to bike commute:


Bicycle
A job to commute to
Gumption

Everything else is optional and extra.

Want proof? Every city has 'em--the...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 06-22-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By tsl
Yes. If you complain to the wrong people,...

Yes.

If you complain to the wrong people, you're just whining. We are the wrong people.

If your complaint is serious, you need to post it here: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance - Bike...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By tsl
Hi Jessica! I too wasn't sure I'd like it...

Hi Jessica!

I too wasn't sure I'd like it outside of libraryland. But jeepers it's nice. Quiet too without all the kids and teens running around. Haven't yet had a fistfight, knife fight or a...
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By tsl
But where are the cute sayings and line art?

But where are the cute sayings and line art?
Forum: Commuting 06-14-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By tsl
The planning I'm doing right now is trying to...

The planning I'm doing right now is trying to remember what I wore out and need to replace before winter returns. (Which could be any day now, given the remarkable autumn weather we've had lately.)...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-13-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,402
Posted By tsl
So this was you? BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland |...

So this was you? BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Bike sex man placed on probation (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7095134.stm) :eek:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-12-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,276
Posted By tsl
Don't sell yourself short. It took you...

Don't sell yourself short. It took you 60-some-odd to get into the shape you're in, so it stands to reason it's going to take a few more than six weeks to turn that around.

My commute is down to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-12-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,402
Posted By tsl
Basic transportation. I got rid of my car in...

Basic transportation.

I got rid of my car in April 1999. With vanishingly few exceptions, wherever I am, I got there by bike.

That's not to say I don't enjoy it--I do, it's a hoot. And most...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-05-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,698
Posted By tsl
I'm with those calling hogwash to this. ...

I'm with those calling hogwash to this.



I'm also 59 and have been cycling for ten years now. I've had a rheumatologist since age 26 for ankylosing spondylitis, which is gradually fusing my...
Forum: Commuting 05-26-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By tsl
It was never entirely my job. I'm only one of...

It was never entirely my job. I'm only one of several who shared outreach duties with it, so the others can take up the slack. In fact, I sold my trailer hitch to my (former) boss to put on his...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By tsl
A few weeks ago, someone asked me how many bike...

A few weeks ago, someone asked me how many bike commuters I thought there were in town. I joked that sometimes I thought I was the only one, before telling then that due to my schedule--going to work...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By tsl
The trouble with NYC bike thieves is that they...

The trouble with NYC bike thieves is that they can see right through the camouflage. You're dealing with pros there, not the amateurs we have Upstate. Plus, many times, bikes are stolen for the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-21-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By tsl
Yes. The completion date specified in the...

Yes. The completion date specified in the contract is September 22, with things "substantially" completed by August 28. According to the Access390 web site...
Forum: Commuting 05-21-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,700
Posted By tsl
Darth covered the major bullet points well. What...

Darth covered the major bullet points well. What you choose to meet them is largely a matter of budget and personal preference.

Myself, I'd recommend puncture-resistant tires, a good lock, and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-21-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By tsl
Yes. They're replacing the East Hen bridge over...

Yes. They're replacing the East Hen bridge over the canal and don't want to drop anything on passing cyclists. :eek:

Heading eastbound, the posted detour takes you off on the west side of East...
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