Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: Coluber42; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.86 seconds.

  1. Replies
    46
    Views
    712

    I like BDU's, which are made of sturdy material...

    I like BDU's, which are made of sturdy material (in a few choices), and have a reinforced butt. They take a lot longer to wear holes in than other pants, and if the outer layer gets a hole, at least...
  2. Replies
    27
    Views
    630

    I'd either stay where you are or move somewhat to...

    I'd either stay where you are or move somewhat to the left. But DO NOT move to the right. Not only do you want to make it clear you are not taking that righthand lane, you also want to discourage...
  3. Replies
    46
    Views
    772

    No, it's really not that complicated. You ask on...

    No, it's really not that complicated. You ask on a forum like this, and of course everyone comes up with all the ways it's complicated because that's what we do. ;)

    But it's not complicated. Get...
  4. Replies
    46
    Views
    772

    If you aren't used to riding on roads with cars,...

    If you aren't used to riding on roads with cars, that's OK. You will be soon. :) But you should look up the traffic laws in your state and locality that pertain to bicycles, so that you know what...
  5. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,003

    Like ThermionicScott said, look up the guidelines...

    Like ThermionicScott said, look up the guidelines for reflective gear on RUSA: Randonneurs USA. For those who don't know, RUSA sanctions long-distance, minimally-supported rides that often go all...
  6. Replies
    55
    Views
    1,075

    Rising to the bait won't "teach that person a...

    Rising to the bait won't "teach that person a lesson", it will give them exactly what they were looking for. If you challenge them and they win, they'll just want to challenge the next guy because...
  7. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,386

    I usually take a "minimalist" approach ;) to...

    I usually take a "minimalist" approach ;) to cleaning my bikes, especially the daily commuter. But it does track in quite a bit of crud in the winter because of caked-on snow, salt, sand, etc that...
  8. I'll bring up the Surly CrossCheck again. I...

    I'll bring up the Surly CrossCheck again. I commute year round in the Boston area, and I'd be very surprised if your potholes are like ours right now! FWIW, CrossChecks are extremely common around...
  9. Replies
    86
    Views
    2,297

    Another thing I think is useful, whether you use...

    Another thing I think is useful, whether you use a mirror or not, is looking over your shoulder. Aside from seeing who's behind you, humans respond subconsciously to other humans turning to look at...
  10. Replies
    100
    Views
    2,579

    I'm in the Boston area, and my impression is that...

    I'm in the Boston area, and my impression is that cycling has still been on a steady increase over the last few years. And actually even during this fairly ridiculous winter, I've seen other cyclists...
  11. Replies
    86
    Views
    2,297

    Congratulations on your resolution! I suspect...

    Congratulations on your resolution! I suspect that once you get going and get your system figured out, you may well find that it makes lots of things about city living much more convenient.

    The...
  12. Replies
    73
    Views
    1,930

    Yeah, the sprayer is awesome. Our hose is buried...

    Yeah, the sprayer is awesome. Our hose is buried under waist-deep snow in the back yard, and danged if I'm going to go dig it out. But the quantity of crap that has melted all over the bike room is...
  13. Also, liquid wrench is not chain lube. It's...

    Also, liquid wrench is not chain lube. It's extremely thin (that's why it can penetrate) which means it won't stay on your chain long. Bicycle chain lube or 3-in-1 oil comes in drip bottles, not...
  14. Replies
    73
    Views
    1,930

    I bought a pesticide sprayer for hosing down the...

    I bought a pesticide sprayer for hosing down the bike somewhat if it's covered in caked-on stuff that will just melt all over the bike room. Don't know why I never thought of it before!
    Dahon.Steve...
  15. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,288

    Start at your LBS. Especially if it's your first...

    Start at your LBS. Especially if it's your first bike since childhood, it's really important to test ride and buy a bike that fits and feels good. The only way to do that is to test ride. At a given...
  16. Replies
    17
    Views
    585

    I have the Longboards on my touring bike... it's...

    I have the Longboards on my touring bike... it's a bit odd to me that the front is so long and the back isn't.

    I actually shortened the front a little and put a different mudflap on it, because I...
  17. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,612

    The problem with reflective materials is that...

    The problem with reflective materials is that they all function, one way or another, by having some sort of lens or bead that reflects light. The thick, stiff vinyl stuff has it molded into the back...
  18. Replies
    73
    Views
    1,930

    Actually, I have to say that since the snow...

    Actually, I have to say that since the snow started I've had way fewer negative experiences with traffic than I have normally, and I've been riding everywhere just like usual. A big part of that is...
  19. Replies
    128
    Views
    2,988

    I agree that bicycle commuting isn't realistic...

    I agree that bicycle commuting isn't realistic for a lot of people (although it is realistic for plenty of people who don't do it currently) because they live so far from where they work; and in lots...
  20. Replies
    25
    Views
    884

    As much as the snow is a drag sometimes and is...

    As much as the snow is a drag sometimes and is messy, nothing makes me count my lucky stars that I can get around by bike and don't own a car like snow does.
    Things like watching the neighbor...
  21. Replies
    188
    Views
    3,945

    There are a number of brands smaller than Trek...

    There are a number of brands smaller than Trek that offer bikes in the USA that come with racks and fenders, IGH, and in some cases dyno hubs and lighting. Breezer comes to mind, as well as some...
  22. Replies
    25
    Views
    884

    I've been out riding to my studio (Boston area -...

    I've been out riding to my studio (Boston area - live in Medford, work in Somerville) every day, snow and all, even during the travel ban (which applied only to motorized vehicles). It's been sloppy,...
  23. It seems like debating between a road bike and a...

    It seems like debating between a road bike and a cargo bike is like deciding between a sedan and a tractor. There are some things that could technically be accomplished using either one, but they're...
  24. Replies
    15
    Views
    496

    I work for myself, and it used to be out of the...

    I work for myself, and it used to be out of the house. The transition to doing that was difficult for me after having had a bike commute my whole life, not to mention being by myself in the house all...
  25. It's nice that people are so generous giving...

    It's nice that people are so generous giving money to the one guy whose story went viral. But it's really too bad that all that effort and money isn't going to help any of the millions of other...
Results 1 to 25 of 319
Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4