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Forum: Commuting 09-29-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,154
Posted By chriswrong
Thank you very much for this great list! I...

Thank you very much for this great list! I appreciate your help.
Forum: Commuting 09-21-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,154
Posted By chriswrong
Thank you for bringing it back to life. I...

Thank you for bringing it back to life.

I would love to have a Rivendell, but working in the public sector means you earn less money. My budget is lower than the more recent suggestions -- I am...
Forum: Commuting 10-05-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
Apparently I haven't posted enough to send PMs....

Apparently I haven't posted enough to send PMs. Bumping a thread is not my preferred method of direct communication, but I guess in this case this is the only option I have. I'm definitely interested...
Forum: Commuting 09-29-10, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 196,412
Posted By chriswrong
So cold already in the mornings. I wasn't...

So cold already in the mornings. I wasn't prepared for it today. Rode in my usual shorts and long-sleeve T, and ended up with frozen legs and numb hands. I will definitely be investing in some cheap...
Forum: Commuting 09-29-10, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions! Let...

I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions! Let me clarify my statements regarding going back to the store for a discussion with the manager.

I understand and fully accept the policy of one free...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
Just in case anyone else is thinking about doing...

Just in case anyone else is thinking about doing the homemade fenders, I found this blog post detailing one man's full kit of panniers, rack, and fenders out of coroplast yard signs.
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Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
From what I was told the "adjustment" just refers...

From what I was told the "adjustment" just refers to shifters/derailleurs/brakes. Like I said above I'm going to have to talk to a manager at that shop to see what level of service I should have...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
True indeed. I think most of my dissatisfaction...

True indeed. I think most of my dissatisfaction stems from the lack of support I got when going in for the purchase. My "salesperson" appeared (in retrospect) to have been a college kid on his first...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
They did offer one free adjustment and one free...

They did offer one free adjustment and one free tune-up. After that it's on me. I was kind of disappointed after all the reading I've done on around this forum about how buying from an LBS means free...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
I hadn't considered the need to replace any...

I hadn't considered the need to replace any parts. I'd just assumed in my fantasy scenario here that the bike would be in solid working condition. That is definitely a good point.

Regarding...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
Maybe I should have highlighted this more in my...

Maybe I should have highlighted this more in my original post. I pretty much have 0(zero) moneys available to buy gear for this bike. The goal was to sell the Trek for ~$300, buy a cheap bike via CL...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
Commute is 4 miles on relatively quiet city...

Commute is 4 miles on relatively quiet city streets. Looks aren't especially important, but if I can get a good-looking bike in the process I won't complain. For repairs I would be on my own, as the...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By chriswrong
Budget hurdles; need advice on choosing a cheap CL bike.

Some background info: April of this year I purchased a Trek 7.1 Fx from the LBS when Trek was having their big sale. I had some money at the time, but didn't go all out and get the rack/fenders/bags...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-21-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,938
Posted By chriswrong
dobber I can't believe you're even trying to play...

dobber I can't believe you're even trying to play devil's advocate in this case. This person died -- the heavy vehicle is to blame, no questions asked. On well-lit streets the rider, lit or not,...
Forum: Commuting 09-08-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,832
Posted By chriswrong
I do wear a helmet, because I thought it was a...

I do wear a helmet, because I thought it was a state law in Michigan to do so...it turns out I was wrong! Maybe I'll start going without for awhile.

edit: I've just been informed that wearing a...
Forum: Commuting 09-02-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 735
Posted By chriswrong
4 miles, 4 lights. Always red, thankfully! I need...

4 miles, 4 lights. Always red, thankfully! I need those breaks =p
Forum: Commuting 09-01-10, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,663,625
Posted By chriswrong
That's a good looking ride! Let us know how it...

That's a good looking ride! Let us know how it went =D
Forum: Commuting 08-19-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,154
Posted By chriswrong
Speedwell Strada - a beautiful frame, looks like...

Speedwell Strada - a beautiful frame, looks like lugs and clearance for fenders to me, I'd have rescued her too if I could have! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting 08-18-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By chriswrong
That's no cyclist, that's an a-hole of the...

That's no cyclist, that's an a-hole of the highest caliber! Glad to hear you came out of it unscathed mate. You should get one of those air horns to blare at jerks like that =p
Forum: Commuting 08-18-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 196,412
Posted By chriswrong
I guess I do have a crappy Magna MTB I could...

I guess I do have a crappy Magna MTB I could consider my backup rig =p



You're right - unfortunately my wallet doesn't agree with us. Little by little though, I'll make it work! I'm having too...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,479
Posted By chriswrong
LOL Twin - I didn't notice the dates until you...

LOL Twin - I didn't notice the dates until you posted that picture! I'm right on with our dead-raising friend Pete; towel off in the handicap stall and let the clothes dry in my cube during the day....
Forum: Commuting 08-17-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 196,412
Posted By chriswrong
First morning of my new earlier commute. Starting...

First morning of my new earlier commute. Starting my ride an hour earlier at 6:30am EST. It was a very peaceful ride. I know I'm going to need some lights here soon....and fenders, and a rear rack,...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By chriswrong
:thumb: I'm right on with you here mate - never...

:thumb: I'm right on with you here mate - never have I wasted more time on the internet than I have since I started commuting on my bike =D
Forum: Commuting 08-12-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,989
Posted By chriswrong
I'm in love :( I need to start saving up for one....

I'm in love :( I need to start saving up for one. That is the most beautiful ride I've ever seen. Congrats :)
Forum: Commuting 08-11-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,282
Posted By chriswrong
I just roll mine into the utility room...

I just roll mine into the utility room (washer/dryer/water heater). There's just enough empty space for it to sit propped against the wall without blocking access to the washer/dryer. I could...
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