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  1. Thread: Black Is In

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    Thanks, but my new dahon folder is not my regular...

    Thanks, but my new dahon folder is not my regular commuter, I bought it for the occasional times when a folder just comes in really handy.

    My everyday commuter is a bright red motobecane fantom...
  2. Thread: Black Is In

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    i recently picked up my first ever black bike. ...

    i recently picked up my first ever black bike.

    it's matte black, so it's extra cool.

    but it's a folder, so it's also weird.

    http://s21.postimg.org/6butap6p3/mu_uno.jpg
  3. yep, the A600 is not a combo pedal, it doesn't...

    yep, the A600 is not a combo pedal, it doesn't have a true platform side, it's just a single-sided SPD. i used to have them on my road bike, not a bad pedal, but then i threw on some A530's that i...
  4. yeah, those kinds of add-ons can work too, but i...

    yeah, those kinds of add-ons can work too, but i think the OP is looking to discuss pedals that are combo clipless/platform out of the box.
  5. ^ does Time now make a combo ATAC pedal that is...

    ^ does Time now make a combo ATAC pedal that is clipless on one side and standard platform on the other? if so, that's news to me.
  6. Thread: Wind sucks

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    i think it blows.

    i think it blows.
  7. over the past 8 years i've had great luck with...

    over the past 8 years i've had great luck with the Forte Campus combo SPD/platform pedal from Perfomance. i've got them on both my CX commuter and my hybrid winter beast. i have Shimano A530's on my...
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    1.5 miles? just walk. or, ride very slowly to...

    1.5 miles? just walk.

    or, ride very slowly to work in work clothes so as not to break a sweat. bring cycling clothing with you. after work change into cycling clothing, take the long way home, and...
  9. movie theaters are one of the destination types...

    movie theaters are one of the destination types that i don't ride my bike to. it's way too easy for a thief to casually observe the bike rack outside of a theater and wait for a person to lock up...
  10. i'm sorry to hear about the theft of your bike. ...

    i'm sorry to hear about the theft of your bike.

    it's unfortunate, but the sad reality of life in the big city is: "never street lock a bike that you aren't willing to lose".

    you can employ all...
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    almost exactly 4 years ago i was hit by a CTA bus...

    almost exactly 4 years ago i was hit by a CTA bus that blew through a stop sign.

    i was miraculously able to walk away from the collision.

    my bike wasn't so lucky.
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    my regular commuter is neither beast nor beauty....

    my regular commuter is neither beast nor beauty. it's just a somewhat generic disc brake CX bike from BD.com converted for city commuting duty with fenders, rack, panniers, lights, and 700x28 Conti...
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    in my 8 years for bike commuting, i am noticing...

    in my 8 years for bike commuting, i am noticing more women bike commuters on my daily rides these days, at least when the weather isn't quite so harsh.
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    here in pancake flat chicago, i'd say that wind...

    here in pancake flat chicago, i'd say that wind is the FAR tougher hindrance.

    carrying heavy loads up steep hills can royally suck too, but we don't have steep hills in chicago. hell, we don't...
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    when i had a 15 mile one-way commute, i rode with...

    when i had a 15 mile one-way commute, i rode with cycling shorts.

    now i have a short little 5 mile commute, so i don't bother with 'em.
  16. The Joy of Spring: warmer temps, flowers, green leaves, NEW ASPHALT!

    winter has wreaked its usual havoc on chicago's streets. winter is now over. spring has sprung and the asphalt plants have now reopened!

    this morning i was treated to a full continuous mile of...
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    Sticky: i had first commute of the season on my road bike...

    i had first commute of the season on my road bike this morning. and what a beautiful morning it is!

    as practical as my commuter and winter bikes are, there is a special cycling joy that only my...
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    being that my commute is 5 miles through a fully...

    being that my commute is 5 miles through a fully interconnected city street grid, there are more possible routes to work than i could ever hope to count.

    but i take the same routes pretty much...
  19. i don't try to look like any particular kind of...

    i don't try to look like any particular kind of cyclist when i'm bike commuting. i just do what works for me.

    most of the time that's riding on a commuting-converted CX bike with full fenders and...
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    Sticky: we've been having wave after wave of...

    we've been having wave after wave of thunderstorms rolling through chicago since last night.

    i checked the radar this morning and thought i saw a big enough opening between two waves to squeeze...
  21. ^ thanks for all your help and info, bruce. in...

    ^ thanks for all your help and info, bruce.

    in looking closer at my Mu frame, the clearance between the chain and the "seat stay" is already fairly tight with a 53t chain ring and 18t rear...
  22. i agree that the 70/22 is the ratio that i'll...

    i agree that the 70/22 is the ratio that i'll want (as big as possible), however, my Mu Uno came with an FSA Tempo 5-blot 130mm BCD crank, so i don't think i would have to ditch it to put the 70...
  23. ^ thanks bruce. i'm definitely interested in...

    ^ thanks bruce.

    i'm definitely interested in converting to gates belt drive. i'm not interested in converting to a 2-speed hub or any other kind of IGH. i want to keep the single-speed/coaster...
  24. ^ yeah, that's a cool belt drive Mu conversion on...

    ^ yeah, that's a cool belt drive Mu conversion on Thor's site, but it's got an 8 speed IGH which i'm not interested in.

    however, it does clearly demonstrate that belt drive conversions are...
  25. picture time: here she is out of the box with the...

    picture time: here she is out of the box with the carbon seat post and some shimano combo SDP/platform pedals.

    http://s21.postimg.org/6butap6p3/mu_uno.jpg



    the flat black paint job really...
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