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Forum: Touring
10-15-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Neddog

PS, bring a 2-piece rain suit. Top and bottoms.

PS, bring a 2-piece rain suit. Top and bottoms.
Forum: Touring
10-15-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Neddog

Riding in the rain is refreshing. I don't...

Riding in the rain is refreshing. I don't understand why one would stop. :p
Forum: Commuting
10-13-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,682
Posted By Neddog

I do the same thing for my laptop, but only...

I do the same thing for my laptop, but only because I don't want my delicate electronics going through all the shock on the back of the bike. I hate having to carry my laptop or anything else on my...
10-06-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,355
Posted By Neddog

I had to replace a bent Shimano Tourney, but that...

I had to replace a bent Shimano Tourney, but that was such a rare occasion and on a pre-owned project bike so I really could make no generalizations from it. It was enough to encourage me to keep a...
09-21-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,190
Posted By Neddog

Yes, having the two separate main locks is...

Yes, having the two separate main locks is definitely more secure than the one main lock and cables. However...locks are really heavy and cumbersome. :) That's also a consideration.

That's why I...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Neddog

I use my rack and panniers/saddlebags for almost...

I use my rack and panniers/saddlebags for almost everything... EXCEPT the laptop. Using panniers or saddlebags will really save your shoulders and keep your back from getting all sweaty and...
09-21-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,190
Posted By Neddog

I have two systems I like to use. Both employ a...

I have two systems I like to use. Both employ a small cable lock from seat to frame, but where they differ is in the main locking system to lock the frame, front wheel, and back wheel.

One method...
09-21-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Neddog

I lived off the back of my motorcycles for 6...

I lived off the back of my motorcycles for 6 years. In the rain I always wore rain mitts. They fit over your regular gloves, and are completely waterproof. I imagine they would be cumbersome on a...
09-21-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,190
Posted By Neddog

Actually, the OP's story only gives an example of...

Actually, the OP's story only gives an example of why it DOES matter what you lock with, not the other way around. The bike was stolen because it was locked with a chain. Any experienced commuter...
09-16-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 8,749
Posted By Neddog

I disagree. I think having a sustainable,...

I disagree. I think having a sustainable, low-expense lifestyle is much more sustainable than a high-wage job. I'm nearly 40 years old. I know that jobs are not a permanent fixture in anybody's life....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,871
Posted By Neddog

Yes, I always work on my own bikes. I salvage...

Yes, I always work on my own bikes. I salvage bikes for this reason as well, for parts. I store my bikes (under tarps) and work on my bikes on my deck at my downtown condo. It's not just for money,...
07-27-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,748
Posted By Neddog

I just don't like things which rely on a finite...

I just don't like things which rely on a finite number of refills. :p Hell, I even carry a Lifestraw (suckable water filter) in my bike pouch, just in case my bottles all run dry (fill the bottle...
07-27-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Neddog

Looks really nice!

Looks really nice!
07-27-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,814
Posted By Neddog

Looked so quick and easy to hook up and take...

Looked so quick and easy to hook up and take down. TStands can be a pain in the arse. :p
07-27-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,183
Posted By Neddog

I attach an extra bottle to my belt... but I'm...

I attach an extra bottle to my belt... but I'm also not wearing riding shorts, for one, and I also always carry one on my belt everywhere I go (on or off the bike) because I'm a water beast. ;)
07-27-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,611
Posted By Neddog

I always lock up 4 points - front wheel, back...

I always lock up 4 points - front wheel, back wheel, frame, and seat (seat is perma-locked and is only unlocked when I'm changing it or something). Whatever goes through the frame (which can also go...
07-23-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Neddog

Just raise it until your legs have comfortable...

Just raise it until your legs have comfortable enough stretch while riding, and take seat height right out of the equation when stopped. :) You'll find a good mix. When you get up to height then...
07-23-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Neddog

Barely touch the ground sitting? I've never been...

Barely touch the ground sitting? I've never been able to touch the ground sitting (unless there's a curb or something to stand on). Good chance your seat could stand to be raised even more. XD ...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,673
Posted By Neddog

Yup. I was a motorcycle instructor for 5 years...

Yup. I was a motorcycle instructor for 5 years and we always taught riders to wait out the start of the rain to let all that oil and grease run off.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,340
Posted By Neddog

There are a few things to consider here. First of...

There are a few things to consider here. First of all, the key points which need to be locked, which are common or easy targets of thievery. Those are the frame, the front wheel, the back wheel, the...
Forum: Introductions
07-15-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Neddog

What style of bike was he riding before? Did it...

What style of bike was he riding before? Did it look like a mountain bike (straight handlebars, wider knobby tires, maybe suspension), a road bike (drop-down handlebars and large skinny tires), or...
07-15-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By Neddog

Will require some fixing up, as mentioned... but...

Will require some fixing up, as mentioned... but once that's done it could be a good deal. :) Most importantly though... how long have you got until the ride? You will need to get your body used to...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,511
Posted By Neddog

Yes, this is the most annoying part of it! You've...

Yes, this is the most annoying part of it! You've stopped our precious momentum for nothing. Ugh.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,511
Posted By Neddog

Waving people through a 4-way stop is just...

Waving people through a 4-way stop is just stupid. It definitely does cause troubles, and should not be done.

But think about it another way... it doesn't really matter who has the actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,843
Posted By Neddog

Filthy peasant here too! :D I often bring...

Filthy peasant here too! :D I often bring sandwiches and onigiri. XD Yeah, I have bags.
07-14-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By Neddog

Yup, that's exactly what I do! I know what I like...

Yup, that's exactly what I do! I know what I like to run at. :)
07-14-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By Neddog

My foot pump is about 10psi off. :) I always...

My foot pump is about 10psi off. :) I always check with a regular tire gauge. I trust the gauge on my hand pump which goes in my fanny pack though. That one has proven itself accurate.

Best way...
07-13-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,768
Posted By Neddog

I'm told the same thing here on a regular basis,...

I'm told the same thing here on a regular basis, and here it is actually ILLEGAL to ride on the sidewalk. The road is the only place we are legally permitted to ride (which is also stupid, but I...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,511
Posted By Neddog

The key is not to hesitate. Even if the other...

The key is not to hesitate. Even if the other driver has the right of way, if he is clearly waiting for you then don't make him wait. Being cautious and being hesitant is NOT the same thing, and in...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,193
Posted By Neddog

This is very true. I'd rather go with no front...

This is very true. I'd rather go with no front fender than an inadequate front fender, as a front fender which is not long enough can actually dump the water right on your toes. XP I have a friend...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By Neddog

I went through a similar journey. I toured across...

I went through a similar journey. I toured across North America for 6 years, living on my bikes (went through 8 of them) and traveling through all the US states, Canadian provinces, and across...
07-13-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,724
Posted By Neddog

Dude, I had a bike stolen from in front of my...

Dude, I had a bike stolen from in front of my kitchen window in my back yard, when I only stopped in for a couple hours, with the bike LOCKED to a gas line. It was a cable lock, and it wasn't even...
Forum: Introductions
07-13-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Neddog

Hello. Bicycle commuter from Alberta, Canada.

Hi there. I'm an avid cyclist and commuter in Alberta, Canada. I ride all year 'round and currently have 3 bikes (my summer/main bike, my winter bike, and a backup). All our mountain bike style,...
07-13-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By Neddog

Yup, this is exactly why I don't use bike shops...

Yup, this is exactly why I don't use bike shops for repairs. My friend and most-often riding partner learned this the hard way, after trying to get a simple stem fixed and being without a bike for a...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,193
Posted By Neddog

In the absence of a rack then yes always. But my...

In the absence of a rack then yes always. But my preference is a rack that's solid and keeps the water from being flung onto my back. I don't use a front fender, but if I have cables running on the...
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