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  1. Hi Null, Thanks for a really helpful answer. It...

    Hi Null,
    Thanks for a really helpful answer. It sounds like I could be a happy bike commuter in Chapel Hill.
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    Car Free in VA Outside of DC?

    Hi everyone,
    What are the best areas in VA outside of the metropolitan DC area for car free living whether by bike or public transit?
    Thanks!
  3. Hi Null, Thanks for responding. Do Chapel Hill...

    Hi Null,
    Thanks for responding. Do Chapel Hill and Carrboro have a lot of bike lanes? Are there high quality bike shops in the area?
  4. Hi Tawheel, Thanks for a detailed response. To...

    Hi Tawheel,
    Thanks for a detailed response. To clarify, how is bike commuting in Chapel Hill and bordering towns?
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    Savannah suburbs

    Hi everyone,
    How are the towns surrounding Savannah, GA for bike commuting?
    Thanks!
  6. Hi Acidfast7, Boston has a European or at least...

    Hi Acidfast7,
    Boston has a European or at least British flavor. That continues into our streetcar suburbs. The expense level is steep. You can't live in the city or inner suburbs with 2 children...
  7. Hi acidfast, All of what you are saying is...

    Hi acidfast,
    All of what you are saying is true. Unfortunately, the cost of living - relative to my likely future income level - means I will never be able to save let alone retire. So, I need to...
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    Adjusting the brakes

    Hi everybody,
    I own a Surly LHT with cantilever brakes. I have squeaky brake pads that could use some “toeing in.” (They are reasonably new). I tried doing this a few days back. I stuck a folded up...
  9. Hi Jim, Yes, I am in Brookline, MA. I like...

    Hi Jim,
    Yes, I am in Brookline, MA. I like Boston a lot. We have some good museums, pro sports teams, great hospitals, a very educated populace, and some beautiful countryside. but the cold and the...
  10. Hi bibenaugust, I have never been to Chapel...

    Hi bibenaugust,
    I have never been to Chapel Hill but have read great things about it. That may be an option. Thanks!
  11. Thank you for that thought. What you say makes...

    Thank you for that thought. What you say makes perfect sense.
  12. Hi everyone, Thanks for the responses. Please...

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the responses. Please keep them coming!
  13. Best City in Southeast for Bike Commuting?

    Hi everyone,
    What do you consider the best city in the US Southeast for bike commuting and living car free? (I have been thinking of relocating & would like to hear perspectives). Thanks!
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    Bike Commuting in Charleston?

    Hi everyone,
    I am considering relocating to Charleston, SC. I am a year round bike commuter here in Boston and would want to continue that when I move. I have read some pretty discouraging things...
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    Hi everybody, Wow, thanks for all the responses....

    Hi everybody,
    Wow, thanks for all the responses. In answer to why I want to change the pads, I live outside Boston, MA and we are way overdue for some serious winter storms. My stopping power is ok...
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    Hi Jim, Here is an additional photo of the...

    Hi Jim,
    Here is an additional photo of the brakes. Hopefully this clears things up. I am sorry the first 2 photos didn't get the job done....
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    Hi Astrozombie, Here is what Surly says for 2011...

    Hi Astrozombie,
    Here is what Surly says for 2011 Complete LHTs: "Brakes Tektro Oryx cantilever #992 ."
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    Hi Trailangel, I just looked at the pads. There...

    Hi Trailangel,
    I just looked at the pads. There is no metal case around the pads. They are attached with a bolt of sorts that has a bunch of parts around it.
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    Hi everyone, Thanks for the information. Based...

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the information. Based on the above, I will replace the brake pads, clean the rims with alcohol (that is apparently not a chemical that will damage the rim), and take a look...
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    Hi dabac, Thanks for your response. I am trying...

    Hi dabac,
    Thanks for your response. I am trying to cut down on the screechy sound when I stop the bike. Is there a way to do that without impacting the anodizing?
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    Hi Trailangel, Thanks for your feedback. What...

    Hi Trailangel,
    Thanks for your feedback. What model you recommend?
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    Hi Andy, Thanks very much. This is really...

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks very much. This is really helpful information.
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    Hi Mark, Thanks for clarifying that.

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for clarifying that.
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    Getting scratches out of rims?

    Hi everyone,
    I own a bike with Alex Adventurer Rims (Model 6061H-T6 622 x18). The rims have gotten scored over time (I haven't been as good on brake maintenance as would be best). I want to smooth...
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    Correct brake pads for my bike?

    Hi everyone,
    I am a newbie mechanic with a question on brake pads. I own a 2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker with center pull (I think?) brakes and 622 x18 rims. I want to replace the pads. These look...
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