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06-05-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,638
Posted By shepherdsflock

Just get a used Yamaha C3 or Zuma 50F. They are 4...

Just get a used Yamaha C3 or Zuma 50F. They are 4 strokes and you should be able to find one for well under $2000. I bought a used C3 a couple of years ago for $900. It would easily hit 40 mph...
06-05-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,738
Posted By shepherdsflock

I went ahead and purchased the Expilion 800. I...

I went ahead and purchased the Expilion 800. I have rode with it on 3 different mornings so far and I am pleased with it. It is much brighter than my previous light and it seems to recharge pretty...
06-04-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By shepherdsflock

What fork would fit my bike?

I have a 2006 Specialized Rockhopper that I've put a lot of miles on. The fork seals are leaking and I'm considering upgrading the fork rather than fixing it. I have never swapped a suspension fork...
05-21-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,738
Posted By shepherdsflock

Question Cygolite Expilion 800?

Has anyone here used the Cygolite Expilion 800? What do you think of it? I'm thinking about purchasing one.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,178
Posted By shepherdsflock

Okay, I understand now. Yes, I agree. Americans...

Okay, I understand now. Yes, I agree. Americans in general see bicycles as toys. They are not viewed as practical vehicles for transportation.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,335
Posted By shepherdsflock

My experience is limited to 26", but the Nokian...

My experience is limited to 26", but the Nokian Hakkepeliita 294 tires that I've had were amazing on ice and shallow snow. Any snow deeper than 3"-4" is a pain, though, especially if it's kind of...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,178
Posted By shepherdsflock

I'm not sure I understand your post.

I'm not sure I understand your post.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,178
Posted By shepherdsflock

The Soho was the bike I liked, but I don't see it...

The Soho was the bike I liked, but I don't see it on Trek's USA site anymore. Did they discontinue it in the American market?
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,178
Posted By shepherdsflock

Where did all the IGH bikes go?

I have really wanted to buy a bike with an internally geared hub for commuting and thought about saving up to buy one next year, but I noticed that none of the major manufacturers carry them now....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,165
Posted By shepherdsflock

Hmm... kind of disappointing. Most of people...

Hmm... kind of disappointing. Most of people weren't even pedaling when you passed them.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By shepherdsflock

I'm on my second set of Continental Gatorskins...

I'm on my second set of Continental Gatorskins (700x23) in 6 years. In the 6 years I've been running them, I've only had one flat (ran over a piece of wood with a staple sticking straight up). I ride...
04-17-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By shepherdsflock

I really doubt that this is a chain crossing...

I really doubt that this is a chain crossing issue. That is almost non-existent with modern drive trains. It sounds to me like you've had some cable stretch, which is normal for a new bike that's...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,797
Posted By shepherdsflock

Eyeglasses and rain

Does anyone on here have a good solution to increasing visibility during rain storms for someone who wears eyeglasses? Once my lenses get covered in beads of water, it gets really hard to see...
04-17-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,808
Posted By shepherdsflock

Wow, the responses are eye opening, especially...

Wow, the responses are eye opening, especially the aspect of cargo hauling. I'm glad I posted here and asked. Hopefully nobody took my question as being provocative, I was just curious. I'm glad the...
04-16-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,808
Posted By shepherdsflock

Why do you ride an E-bike?

I mainly follow the Commuting forum, but I see this forum and it got me wondering, why do people ride E-bikes? From my perspective, I think if I wanted something that was self-propelled I would buy a...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,396
Posted By shepherdsflock

I've hit 45 mph a couple of times on a long,...

I've hit 45 mph a couple of times on a long, steep downhill with a tail wind pedaling like crazy in my top gear.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,425
Posted By shepherdsflock

You really should have called the police and...

You really should have called the police and documented the attack. If your knee is seriously messed up, you have no recourse against the owner if there's no record of it happening.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By shepherdsflock

I've never had to deal with this, so I'm not much...

I've never had to deal with this, so I'm not much help; but I wouldn't feel bad about a well placed kick. If the dogs' owners won't train them not to attack bicyclists, I will.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,545
Posted By shepherdsflock

Wow, how do you manage to ride so slow? Even...

Wow, how do you manage to ride so slow? Even coasting down a hill without pedaling I hit 25 mph. If I put some effort into it I can hit 35, and if I have a tail wind and really put some effort into...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,792
Posted By shepherdsflock

Why don't I see that bike on the USA site? Do...

Why don't I see that bike on the USA site? Do they not sell it in the USA? It's a beautiful bike. Far out of my price range, but it I had the money I'd buy one.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By shepherdsflock

If you've got all the bases covered, I'd just...

If you've got all the bases covered, I'd just save it for when you need it. You never know when you might need a new tire, or you bend a rim and need it repaired or replaced. Things happen, and they...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,792
Posted By shepherdsflock

Holy dollar signs, Batman! How much does that rig...

Holy dollar signs, Batman! How much does that rig cost?
03-28-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,126
Posted By shepherdsflock

This is a really good recommendation, if you have...

This is a really good recommendation, if you have kneewarmers, armwarmers and a windvest. I don't have any of those things, so I get by with what I recommended above, but if I had this kind of gear,...
03-28-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,126
Posted By shepherdsflock

For longer rides where you can really generate...

For longer rides where you can really generate some heat I'm totally with you on this; however if it's a short commute of less than 10 miles, I might dress a little warmer. Especially if it's urban...
03-28-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,126
Posted By shepherdsflock

Light pair of thermo tights, thermo shirt/jersey,...

Light pair of thermo tights, thermo shirt/jersey, light gloves (maybe, depending on which way the wind is blowing and whether it's sunny outside you might not need the gloves). For socks and shoes,...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By shepherdsflock

I agree completely. I had some minor back pain...

I agree completely. I had some minor back pain and when I started using my MTB without panniers this winter I started carrying my stuff in a backpack. I noticed an increase in back pain right away....
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,899
Posted By shepherdsflock

I used to eat my breakfast at work, but I got...

I used to eat my breakfast at work, but I got tired of carrying extra food with me. My lunch box isn't very big and really only holds enough for my lunch. So I started eating at home before I ride....
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By shepherdsflock

I don't see any reason the average person, even a...

I don't see any reason the average person, even a "green" person, would choose this over a regular car. People drive cars instead of bikes primarily for the following reasons: speed (try going 70 mph...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By shepherdsflock

If I really felt I needed three wheels instead of...

If I really felt I needed three wheels instead of two, I'd just get a conventional recumbent trike and spend a little money on rain gear (if I didn't already have rain gear). It would be FAR cheaper...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,733
Posted By shepherdsflock

This is exactly the experience I've had. Since I...

This is exactly the experience I've had. Since I started exercising regularly about 7 years, not only did I lose 50 lbs, but now I rarely get sick. About once every two years I might get a sinus...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By shepherdsflock

I've never rode a bike equipped with that hub,...

I've never rode a bike equipped with that hub, but I've read some reviews and most people claim that the brakes are pretty weak for hilly terrain. If your commute is mostly flat, it might be a good...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,733
Posted By shepherdsflock

Another thing your diesel burning buddy excluded...

Another thing your diesel burning buddy excluded is that he has to eat, too. So, add the cost of his food to the fuel he burns, and his cost is much higher than yours.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By shepherdsflock

I would argue that too, as my own bike doesn't...

I would argue that too, as my own bike doesn't have a set. But I've been able to ride a bike that had them and they do wonders in wet conditions. If the original poster is really concerned about...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By shepherdsflock

Get some Kool Stop wet weather pads (salmon...

Get some Kool Stop wet weather pads (salmon colored). Clean your rims with degreaser periodically to remove grime. And, as Commodus said, start braking earlier.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,733
Posted By shepherdsflock

High fuel prices won't cause me to ride more this...

High fuel prices won't cause me to ride more this spring, because they already did that in October when I started commuting everyday by bike. I was paying $3.69 per gallon for gas the day I started...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,308
Posted By shepherdsflock

I ride in cycling gear. I value the comfort and...

I ride in cycling gear. I value the comfort and durability of the cycling clothes (plus not having my office clothes all sweaty and stinky) more than I do the convenience of showing up to work...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By shepherdsflock

Raleigh Misceo Trail i11

Does anyone own or has anyone rode a Raleigh Misceo Trail i11? It looks like it would make a fantastic all weather commuter that could even handle some light offroad riding. I'm curious to hear...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,525
Posted By shepherdsflock

Perhaps torque wasn't the appropriate term to...

Perhaps torque wasn't the appropriate term to use. Horsepower would be more appropriate. The amount of work being done through the belt in a motorcycle is MUCH higher than a bicycle. I don't know how...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,525
Posted By shepherdsflock

They also apply dozens, perhaps hundreds, of...

They also apply dozens, perhaps hundreds, of times the amount of torque through the belt to move a machine that weighs 30 times as much or more than a bicycle. Of course a motorcycle's belt will be...
02-07-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By shepherdsflock

If you are 100% certain there is no ice, then I...

If you are 100% certain there is no ice, then I would look for a soft compound knobby tire. The tires that came on my Specialized Rockhopper (I don't know off the top of my head what the tires are)...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By shepherdsflock

Considering it is winter and it sounds like...

Considering it is winter and it sounds like you're not accustomed to riding in winter, I'm going to guess you haven't rode your bike in a while. It's probably been sitting for a month or two. Maybe...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By shepherdsflock

I remember when I was about 14 years old (17...

I remember when I was about 14 years old (17 years ago) a friend of mine showed up at my house on a brand new Specialized Rockhopper. A pretty sweet ride for a teenager. He let me ride it around the...
01-18-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41,200
Posted By shepherdsflock

Rather than doing it the hard way (using the...

Rather than doing it the hard way (using the pedals to stop the wheel) why not just jam your foot against the tire behind the seatstay? That's what we did when we were kids and had crappy old bikes...
01-18-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By shepherdsflock

Go to the hardware store and buy a small wire...

Go to the hardware store and buy a small wire brush. Carry it with you to dislodge junk from between the sprockets. Works great. Then just clean and lube when you get home.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,481
Posted By shepherdsflock

At most you're probably going to add 5 minutes to...

At most you're probably going to add 5 minutes to your commute, maybe less with smooth tires. I switch from a road bike to mountain bike in the winter and I have 7 mile commute, and the difference...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,748
Posted By shepherdsflock

In warm weather, I'll usually just let it rain on...

In warm weather, I'll usually just let it rain on me. It feels better than riding in rain gear in warm weather (I'd be just as wet from sweat and whole lot stinkier). In cooler weather, I use...
01-10-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By shepherdsflock

The "vapor barrier" jacket as erig calls it, does...

The "vapor barrier" jacket as erig calls it, does two things for you: it keeps the wind outside from cooling and evaporating your sweat too quickly (causing you to feel cold), and it traps your body...
01-10-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By shepherdsflock

Weird, that's exactly what I wear and I don't...

Weird, that's exactly what I wear and I don't have that problem. What kind of temperatures are you riding in? I don't start wearing that shirt until it gets into the 40s (F). Anything warmer than mid...
Forum: BMX
01-10-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By shepherdsflock

If you're talking about BMX racing, the first...

If you're talking about BMX racing, the first thing you need is safety equipment. Most sanctioning bodies (ABA, NBL, etc.) won't let you on a track without certain protective equipment. I've been out...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,726
Posted By shepherdsflock

Cycling has helped me reduce my waist size. I...

Cycling has helped me reduce my waist size. I have no delusions that it will produce six-pack abs, but I can tell that the amount of fat on my abdomen has reduced.
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