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Old 01-08-15, 01:31 PM
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This thread must be the identical twin of the "chain lube" thread. I used xxx lube so it must be best. Someone ought to start a best lube for commuting bike thread.
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Old 01-08-15, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
This thread must be the identical twin of the "chain lube" thread. I used xxx lube so it must be best. Someone ought to start a best lube for commuting bike thread.
But some lubes are more comfortable than others!






Because they are, that's why!
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Old 01-08-15, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Saving Hawaii View Post
In California '60 is not warm. It's not even t-shirt weather. Brrr.

(sometimes I wear a jacket that I don't really want now because I'll want it later and have nowhere else to stow it for this ride - my commute home from work is always colder than my commute in and sometimes it goes from sunny to raining too)
60 is warm no matter where you are, unless you're an annoying commuter from CA
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Old 01-08-15, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
speaking as walker, i absolutely loathe bells. maniacal dring dringing of loud brass bells really pisses me off. imo, walkers have absolutely priority over cyclists on sidewalks/mups so cyclists should only ring their bells in emergency situations. ringing a bell to warn someone is, imo, the equivalent of honking a car horn at a cyclist without cause.
The biker has the responsibility for a safe pass. I love my brass bell. It lets the peds KNOW when you are passing them. How else should the bikers do this? Bikes= bells. Works for me on my MA mups, everyone seems to get it.
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Old 01-08-15, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bigredkevbot View Post
Because in the bike lane, it forces everyone behind you to slow down. I won't run a red light, and Im not going to push to get into the front of a paceline of commuters, however, someone coasting along on a mountain bike with a milk crate loosely strapped to the back of it is unnerving for someone who wants to get home in time to make dinner for their girlfriend. At least stay off to the right so others can pass you!
Bike lane? What's that? I can't ride my own speed? Horrors. Coasting downhill is the only time a get to air guitar. Van Halen of course. Dude. Chillax.
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Old 01-08-15, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
This thread must be the identical twin of the "chain lube" thread. I used xxx lube so it must be best. Someone ought to start a best lube for commuting bike thread.
It annoys me when I hear of commuters using xxx lube.
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Old 01-08-15, 04:39 PM
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My two biggest pet peeves are:
Wheel sucking without every attempting to take over.
And seeing parents teaching their kids really poor bicycle trail etiquette.

Besides that almost nothing bothers me. Cycling in 7 miles almost exclusively on a trail. Under the sunrise and sunset. Also a shower and locker room with indoor bike racks pretty much makes my commute a constant dream. Everyday i get into work grinning.
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Old 01-08-15, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
This thread must be the identical twin of the "chain lube" thread. I used xxx lube so it must be best. Someone ought to start a best lube for commuting bike thread.
I don't believe in purchasing overpriced chain lubes at LBS's...So I make my own chain lube from automotive oil and WD-40, is that annoying enough ??
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Old 01-08-15, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by scroca View Post
It annoys me when I hear of commuters using xxx lube.
Every cyclist has a close relationship with their bike(s); some of us just tend to be a bit more intimate than others, that's all. Who are you to judge?
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Old 01-09-15, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I don't believe in purchasing overpriced chain lubes at LBS's...So I make my own chain lube from automotive oil and WD-40, is that annoying enough ??
How does that work? I have heard that mineral spirits and synthetic motor oil work ok too.
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Old 01-09-15, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by yankeefan View Post
Every cyclist has a close relationship with their bike(s); some of us just tend to be a bit more intimate than others, that's all. Who are you to judge?
I guess if you are quite and discreet it shouldn't bother anyone.
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Old 01-09-15, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I don't believe in purchasing overpriced chain lubes at LBS's...So I make my own chain lube from automotive oil and WD-40, is that annoying enough ??
Doesn't bother me. I wax my chains. How does that compare? As I recall from past threads, that gets to some folks in a big way.
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Old 01-09-15, 09:03 AM
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Funny video - one guy track standing, the next rolls up in hi-viz and stops in the middle of the crosswalk, and the next blows through the red light.
Yeah, I was getting pretty annoyed just watching the video! I hope fixie guy caught and blew by hi-viz guy.
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Old 01-09-15, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
This thread must be the identical twin of the "chain lube" thread. I used xxx lube so it must be best. Someone ought to start a best lube for commuting bike thread.
Oooooh - nothing more annoying than getting passed by someone with a squeaky drive-train.
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Old 01-09-15, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
You keep saying that word (commuting). I do not think it means what you think it means.
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What do you think commuting means?
You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never to get involved in a land war in Asia. And only slightly less well known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
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Old 01-09-15, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I don't believe in purchasing overpriced chain lubes at LBS's...So I make my own chain lube from automotive oil and WD-40, is that annoying enough ??
Whatever. My lube has carbon buckyballs and has been used on the TdF by stage winners.
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Old 01-09-15, 10:38 AM
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Everyone who uses chain lube annoys me now.
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Old 01-09-15, 10:54 AM
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Whatever. My lube has carbon buckyballs and has been used on the TdF by stage winners.
How much weight does it add to your bike after you apply it?
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Old 01-09-15, 11:55 AM
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What is this "lube" you speak of, and what purpose does it serve? Where can I get "lube?"
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Old 01-09-15, 01:51 PM
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Well it seems that pretty much everything our fellow commuters do is an annoyance. From living in California to the kind of lube we use or not.
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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
How does that work? I have heard that mineral spirits and synthetic motor oil work ok too.
It works very well on my FG/SS drivetrain. I am not picky about lubes, it's only a simple chain.
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Old 01-10-15, 03:58 PM
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Bikers at the front of the MUP who start off slow as they try to clip in. You don't have to clip in to pedal, you can pedal a little un-clipped (un-clipless?) to build up speed and then clip in.
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Old 01-15-15, 12:38 PM
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getting passed by a faster commuter along the side of the road
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Old 01-15-15, 03:16 PM
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the winning annoyances are: running traffic lights and salmoning, followed closely by trackstanding!

I didn't spend a whole lot of time on this, so some may have been left out or duplicated. I counted 98 complaints.

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Originally Posted by hoodoo40 View Post
Bikers at the front of the MUP who start off slow as they try to clip in. You don't have to clip in to pedal, you can pedal a little un-clipped (un-clipless?) to build up speed and then clip in.
Largely depends on the pedal. Some of the SPD pedals have such a small (non-existent tbh) platform it is impossible to pedal unless you are clipped in. Track stands can help alleviate this problem, just make sure no one from this thread seeing you doing it!
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