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Forum: Commuting 04-13-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By megalowmatt
Thank you. That was the exact intent of the...

Thank you. That was the exact intent of the thread as there really aren't a lot of complete build kind of instructions from start to finish. I'm glad you were able to get some helpful information and...
Forum: Commuting 04-13-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By megalowmatt
I'm not sure if they still have them in stock but...

I'm not sure if they still have them in stock but I built a commuter up from Nashbar's aluminum touring frame/fork and it turned out great. If I remember correctly I bought the frame & fork during a...
Forum: Commuting 03-26-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By megalowmatt
I have the Versa on one of my bikes. It's...

I have the Versa on one of my bikes. It's expensive and just *OK*. Wish I would have just gone with the jtek.
Forum: Commuting 03-19-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,530
Posted By megalowmatt
I have the Shimano "red band" 8 with Versa...

I have the Shimano "red band" 8 with Versa shifters on one of my commuters. It's probably due to the added weight in the rear but it feels a bit slower overall.
Forum: Commuting 03-18-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,819
Posted By megalowmatt
For my 5.5 mile ride I just wear what I wear at...

For my 5.5 mile ride I just wear what I wear at work. Lightweight shorts and a shirt.
Forum: Commuting 02-25-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,562
Posted By megalowmatt
These threads always bring those people out....

These threads always bring those people out. There are so many other things on the road that I encounter during my commute that are way louder than the 2" Bluetooth speaker I use. It's laughable how...
Forum: Commuting 02-23-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,562
Posted By megalowmatt
I started a thread on this a while back. Here's...

I started a thread on this a while back. Here's what I use...

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm262/matthewjones0224/IMAG2980_zpsnsxpac3v.jpg
...
Forum: Foo 12-20-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 887
Posted By megalowmatt
It's been mentioned but worth repeating - if...

It's been mentioned but worth repeating - if you're using the long end of the lens (closer to 300mm) you're probably experiencing camera shake rather than focus issues. Your shutter speed needs to be...
Forum: Commuting 11-21-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By megalowmatt
It's weird the Fuji came with those microshift...

It's weird the Fuji came with those microshift bar ends. You'd think they would put Dura Ace on there and be done with it. That said I've not had any issues with Dura Ace shifters. Pretty much as...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,526
Posted By megalowmatt
Your wife recently had a baby, didn't she? ...

Your wife recently had a baby, didn't she?

Priorities:

1. Family
2. Job
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3. Cycling
Forum: Commuting 10-28-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,413
Posted By megalowmatt
It's possible those two bikes will not be much of...

It's possible those two bikes will not be much of a step up from your current one. You don't mention a budget but you will probably be better off going to a bike store and riding a few to get a feel...
Forum: Commuting 10-20-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,633
Posted By megalowmatt
Everything I've read says that a flashing light...

Everything I've read says that a flashing light uses less resources than one on constant power - some sources say far less. I use a Planet Bike Superflash that takes 2 AAA batteries and the last...
Forum: Commuting 10-20-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,633
Posted By megalowmatt
My own personal anecdotal reasoning is when...

My own personal anecdotal reasoning is when driving I notice a bike with a rear flasher or front light much sooner than I see one without.

Simple as that.
Forum: Commuting 10-11-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,673
Posted By megalowmatt
I have two of these below, one of which I've had...

I have two of these below, one of which I've had for probably close to 3 years. I have had to buy an additional battery pack because the original crapped out and a charger broke. I can't speak for...
Forum: Commuting 10-10-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,479
Posted By megalowmatt
It's great you made it out alive but just think...

It's great you made it out alive but just think of the lives you ruined of those who had the misfortune of hearing your toxic music. And be sure to post your play list so we can criticize it and...
Forum: Commuting 10-09-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,479
Posted By megalowmatt
Good grief. Now we've even moved on to the "my...

Good grief. Now we've even moved on to the "my crappy music is better than your crappy music" phase of the thread.
Forum: Commuting 10-08-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,479
Posted By megalowmatt
I fixed it in my post

I fixed it in my post
Forum: Commuting 10-07-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,479
Posted By megalowmatt
Here's what I use: Bluetooth Speaker...

Here's what I use: Bluetooth Speaker (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJILVDS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=viglink20253-20)

I cut an old water bottle so I can drop the...
Forum: Commuting 10-06-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,479
Posted By megalowmatt
I ride through a couple school zones and when...

I ride through a couple school zones and when there's a bunch of people & cars around I turn it down to a point where it's no louder than what you'd hear maybe coming out of a car. I can understand...
Forum: Commuting 10-06-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,479
Posted By megalowmatt
I do and I started a thread on the bluetooth...

I do and I started a thread on the bluetooth speaker I use back in January. As for bothering other cyclists, I've see probably 2 other commuters on my route since 2009. It's not something I would...
Forum: Commuting 09-23-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,786
Posted By megalowmatt
So.... is anybody planning on getting the patch?

So.... is anybody planning on getting the patch?
Forum: Commuting 09-21-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By megalowmatt
As much as I've wanted to show people they were...

As much as I've wanted to show people they were wrong, it NEVER worked. Now I avoid any of those potential situations altogether. Even when I'm driving if someone is following too closely I just...
Forum: Commuting 09-20-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,110
Posted By megalowmatt
I think until local bike shops and online...

I think until local bike shops and online retailers embrace the belt drive and have the same amount of belt as chain driven in stock it won't catch on.

As for me, I'll take a 1x10 chain drive over...
Forum: Commuting 09-08-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Posted By megalowmatt
I would be OK with a handlebar bag. Something...

I would be OK with a handlebar bag. Something about hearing my lunch rattle around in the trunk bag that doesn't sit well with me on having the camera back there. But I'm sure you guys are right...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By megalowmatt
That's a head scratcher. The spokes were...

That's a head scratcher. The spokes were separated from the rim and *both* wheels fell off?

I guess this is where we begin speculating whether it was Chinese carbon or a "BSO."

Whatever...
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