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Forum: Commuting 03-26-15, 08:55 AM
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Posted By blastro
Slightly padded.

Slightly padded.
Forum: Commuting 03-26-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,284
Posted By blastro
Yes, I know my short commute is wimpy! Wish it...

Yes, I know my short commute is wimpy! Wish it was longer.

I should mention I ride a single speed, so I'm doing a lot of pedaling. I have a smooth seat.

Lots of great points made on this...
Forum: Commuting 03-25-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,284
Posted By blastro
Help! How do I save my pants?

My commute is about 7 miles round trip. I wear chinos to work and I have been wearing holes in the seat at a steady pace. I just threw another pair away tonight, so a wake up call. I gotta do...
Forum: Commuting 10-05-13, 04:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By blastro
Change your work hours. Fewer people in the early...

Change your work hours. Fewer people in the early morning. The difference between 7:30 and 8:30 is pretty stark in terms of car traffic.
Forum: Commuting 09-30-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,630
Posted By blastro
Made in Taiwan versus made in USA. I just bought...

Made in Taiwan versus made in USA. I just bought a Cross Check SS. Heavy, but quite flexible and suited my price range. Geekhouse would not even be a consideration price-wise.
Forum: Commuting 09-18-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,000
Posted By blastro
Keep in mind fold that the Rohloffs are VERY...

Keep in mind fold that the Rohloffs are VERY expensive.

I did a lot of research on the Shimano and SRAM units and came away with mixed feelings, especially relative to maintenance.

I ended up...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By blastro
No.

No.
Forum: Commuting 09-06-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By blastro
New Bike Day

Big thanks to all the folks that posted on my original thread and all of the other Bike Forum threads that I read containing thoughtful information on bike commuting.

Through LOTS of reading on...
Forum: Commuting 09-01-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,815
Posted By blastro
Is that a serious question.

Is that a serious question.
Forum: Northeast Rides and Events 08-25-13, 08:04 PM
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Posted By blastro
Tour de bronx

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

http://tourdebronx.org/
Forum: Northeast Rides and Events 08-25-13, 08:03 PM
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Views: 425
Posted By blastro
New England Builders' Ball

New England Builders' Ball
October 4, 2013
Providence Biltmore

http://newenglandbuildersball.com/
Forum: Commuting 08-19-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By blastro
One size fits all? How convenient.

One size fits all? How convenient.
Forum: Commuting 08-16-13, 03:46 PM
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Views: 94,612
Posted By blastro
Beautiful. After 3+ years of commuting I don't...

Beautiful. After 3+ years of commuting I don't take a thing for granted, in any season. I am lucky to be able to do it.
Forum: Commuting 08-13-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
Well, to see if I can use a single speed on my...

Well, to see if I can use a single speed on my commute, I am going to try a simple test. I will set the bike's gear to roughly what the single speed felt like and not change gears at all on my...
Forum: Commuting 08-10-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
Sorry for resurrecting this old post, but the...

Sorry for resurrecting this old post, but the search continues.

I have visited all of the local shops and then some. I've ridden a bunch of bikes. Kind of amazing how some of some of these shops...
Forum: Commuting 07-10-13, 04:05 AM
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Posted By blastro
That's a great bike.

That's a great bike.
Forum: Commuting 07-06-13, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
Thanks for your comments neil. All of the comment...

Thanks for your comments neil. All of the comment on this thread have been helpful.

Spending a lot of time on this board over the last week, here's what I am thinking...

- The more I look the...
Forum: Commuting 07-05-13, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
Good question. I spent $500 on my Marin and...

Good question. I spent $500 on my Marin and considered that expensive in 2008. After 5 years of commuting and parts replacement, I am thinking more in the just south of $2000 range. However, there is...
Forum: Commuting 07-04-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
I don't know much about wheels at all. What is...

I don't know much about wheels at all. What is the advantage of custom wheels relative to the ride? Where does one go to get custom wheels made? About what do they cost?
Forum: Commuting 07-04-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
There are just a few shops, mostly catering to...

There are just a few shops, mostly catering to the very high end or low end, not so much for commuters. Although I ride year round, bike commuting is not that big in the Northeast as, say, the west...
Forum: Commuting 07-04-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By blastro
Advice on my next bike...

I commute about 7 miles a day. Bike is a Marin San Rafael (http://www.marinbikes.com/2008/us/bikes/assets/bikes_detail/STREET_CITY_SAN-RAFAEL.jpg).

The roads in my city (Providence RI) being torn...
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