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Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,123
Posted By atombob

Bianchi Apex

I love my cross bike as a commuter. Now that winter is wrapping up I'll be going to some slicks soon probably 25's or 28's. The cross levers on the top bar are extremely convenient while riding in...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By atombob

Ortlieb is definitely one of the best in my...

Ortlieb is definitely one of the best in my humble opinion. I have a friend who has ridden across most every continent with those.

If you're looking for something on a budget though, I've been...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By atombob

Hey Pacifcaslim: I'm running a race SKS Race...

Hey Pacifcaslim: I'm running a race SKS Race Blades. Love them. They just attach with some rubber type bands so it only takes about 3 minutes to install or uninstall them. Coverage is just enough...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By atombob

My First Brand New Bike! Bianchi Axis

I've been commuting and riding for ever but I finally at the age of 40 picked up my first brand new bike from a LBS. I ended up with a Bianchi Axis w/ Tiagra/XT components. It rides like a dream!...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,897,566
Posted By atombob

My First BRAND NEW BIKE! Bianchi Axis

I've commuting on older bikes for years now and finally at 40 years old, bought my first brand new commuter bike. I picked up a Bianchi Axis cross bike today. Added a set of race blade fenders...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,118,357
Posted By atombob

Nice ride in this morning. Blue skies and sunny...

Nice ride in this morning. Blue skies and sunny but brrrrrrr! I need some gloves. lol. The best part is I found a new route that keeps me from having to deal with a kamikaze intersection that I...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,897,566
Posted By atombob

My current ride. Late 80's KHS converted to a...

My current ride. Late 80's KHS converted to a single speed.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3287973859_205c11496a.jpg

Thinking of throwing on an internal gear 3 speed or 8 speed hub if I...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,118,357
Posted By atombob

I'm baaaacccckkkkkk! After about a 5 month...

I'm baaaacccckkkkkk! After about a 5 month hiatus of not commuting by bike to work I'm riding again! I forgot how much I missed it too. This morning was a light rain with wet streets and fun. I...
Forum: Foo
11-20-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 245,287
Posted By atombob

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/3032808053_16e...

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Forum: Commuting
07-25-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,966
Posted By atombob

I have a 90's Giant Mt. Bike that I use as my...

I have a 90's Giant Mt. Bike that I use as my main commuter complete with racks panniers fenders and slicks and also a 80's KHS fixie that I use when the weather is nice.

I have my Mountain...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,404
Posted By atombob

Great to hear. I spend quite a bit of money at...

Great to hear. I spend quite a bit of money at REI on all sorts of stuff. I've yet to return anything but it's good to know that they do value customer/members. Seems to be a thing that most of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,195
Posted By atombob

1) What motivates you to commute by bike? ...

1) What motivates you to commute by bike?

I've always loved bikes so it was never a stretch for me. Honestly it's part health reasons, part me being Cheapy McTightwad when it came to then 2.50...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By atombob

Wow! When I got home our local weatherman...

Wow! When I got home our local weatherman actually said that this came out of nowhere. Like rnorris was saying, it was a low level marine layer that was too low for radar to pick up. Lesson learned....
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By atombob

Actually once we get past July 4th we usually...

Actually once we get past July 4th we usually don't see rain until October. I think the near perfect summers are our little secret out here. The winters on the other hand....:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By atombob

I have a couple of Polyester shirts but there's a...

I have a couple of Polyester shirts but there's a style factor involved. ;)
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,118,357
Posted By atombob

Wet. Wasn't supposed to be so I didn't grab any...

Wet. Wasn't supposed to be so I didn't grab any rain gear. Just rode off in my dress pants and button down shirt. Guess I'm screwed for the ride home. Wet and cold. lol!
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By atombob

Caught without Rain Gear! Lying Weatherman...

I woke up this morning and flipped on the tv to catch the morning news and weather report. It's been just a little cloudy in the mornings and always burns off by 10:00am.... except for today.
...
Forum: Foo
07-07-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 245,287
Posted By atombob

Some recent photos I shot. Hope you enjoy them. ...

Some recent photos I shot. Hope you enjoy them.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2525712200_607105b844_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2525711626_a047b37571_o.jpg
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Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,474
Posted By atombob

My Girlfriend works near me and we both commute...

My Girlfriend works near me and we both commute to work by bike. We'll stop for a pint at a local pub after work every once in a while. Even after just a couple of beers we both find that the hill...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,073
Posted By atombob

My Girlfriend travels constantly and she showed...

My Girlfriend travels constantly and she showed me a trick that really works well. She takes my dress shirt and lays it flat on a medium size garbage bag and just folds the shirt bag and all. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By atombob

Congratulations on your new bike. :)

Congratulations on your new bike. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,730
Posted By atombob

What's the stem on your Bridgestone? I'm looking...

What's the stem on your Bridgestone? I'm looking for a slightly taller stem for my commuter as well.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,730
Posted By atombob

Sheesh. I must like bikes waaaaay too much. I...

Sheesh. I must like bikes waaaaay too much. I haven't seen anything here that'd I call "ugly" yet. A couple might be a little rough but thats it.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By atombob

Similar problem here. I used to have the bike...

Similar problem here. I used to have the bike cage all to my little self but add $4.50/gal fuel and a little sun and pow:

http://www.5point7.com/linked/parking.jpg

I had to move 3 bikes to go...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,730
Posted By atombob

You hit it on the head about the butte jokes. I...

You hit it on the head about the butte jokes. I was going to cover that part up but it's been too much fun.:lol:

I guess you can't see how beat the paint is and purple isn't really my color. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,730
Posted By atombob

My $70 commuter. :) ...

My $70 commuter. :)


http://www.5point7.com/linked/truck1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By atombob

I have the Axiom waterproof pannier set and I...

I have the Axiom waterproof pannier set and I love them. Worked great all winter and kept all my gear dry. I might pick up the Cartier panniers for summer and fall.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,390
Posted By atombob

I personally ran the armadillos all last winter...

I personally ran the armadillos all last winter and spring and can say they seem to be bullet proof. No flats but the one downer is they ride like crap. I mean they are horrid so be warned that...
Forum: Foo
06-12-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 3,329,587
Posted By atombob

My new to me recycled commuter. It's my grocery...

My new to me recycled commuter. It's my grocery getter work truck.

http://www.5point7.com/linked/truck1.jpg

http://www.5point7.com/linked/truck2.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,897,566
Posted By atombob

My Full Time Commuter. I refer to this...

My Full Time Commuter.

I refer to this bike as my work truck. Not really pretty but runs great and does the job well. I picked it up off of craigslist for $70 covered in dust from sitting in...
Forum: Foo
06-11-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 87,536
Posted By atombob

On my commute to work yesterday. (sigh) ...

On my commute to work yesterday. (sigh)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2564365411_2d64f0e706_o.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By atombob

I just removed my Armadillos off of my single...

I just removed my Armadillos off of my single speed because I didn't care for the way the bike rode but in the year I left them on I never had a flat and I rode through some pretty bad stuff. I will...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,321
Posted By atombob

$4.29 gal on average here in Oregon. You don't...

$4.29 gal on average here in Oregon. You don't own a tv do you? :)
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By atombob

Prolink chin lube works the best for me. Doesn't...

Prolink chin lube works the best for me. Doesn't gum up and easy to clean. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By atombob

It's just a sad thing. Though the ghost bike is a...

It's just a sad thing. Though the ghost bike is a good reminder to all to be careful while riding and driving.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By atombob

My "Work Truck" rain bike is probably hanging...

My "Work Truck" rain bike is probably hanging around 35lbs with rear rack and two axiom waterproof roll top panniers, u-lock and fenders.

http://5point7.com/linked/bike.jpg

My ss/fixie...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By atombob

Ghost Bike on my normal commuting route.

I've been out of town for an extended week end and returned last night. This morning I loaded my bike, hopped on and took my normal route to work. My most hated street to ride is Willamette street...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By atombob

The driver was so fixated on what this guy on the...

The driver was so fixated on what this guy on the sidewalk was doing he was drifting off the road. lol.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By atombob

Yeah, I probably blew it out of proportion. ...

Yeah, I probably blew it out of proportion. Thanks for letting me rant anyway. :o It's good to get feedback.

Cheers!
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By atombob

Rant- Bicyclist on sidewalks

Okay, it's probably been hashed out here before but here is mine rant:

Today I was nearly creamed by a car because he was busy watching out for a bicycle riding the right way on the sidewalk...
Forum: Touring
05-06-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,766
Posted By atombob

My friend just returned from a 4 month ride...

My friend just returned from a 4 month ride across Argentina and down Chile to the tip of South America. She blogged the trip when they would come across internet cafe. She just completed a list of...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,897,566
Posted By atombob

I pretty much had to do the same thing. I started...

I pretty much had to do the same thing. I started having issues with my neck and back from my messenger bag but now that I've added a rack and panniers to my fixie/ss it's gone. Doesn't look too bad...
Forum: Touring
03-04-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By atombob

Pics from Tour through Argentina

My friend Jude and two other women are riding through Argentina with the goal of going from the Atlantic to the Pacific. They have just climbed over the Andes and are now in Chile. What a fantastic...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By atombob

I picked these Bontrager's up at a local LBS for...

I picked these Bontrager's up at a local LBS for around $25. They are comfy and okay for commuting. I didn't think about the head wind issue but in town it should make too much difference. I'll...
01-25-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,567,750
Posted By atombob

Update- It's freezing and ice is everywhere....

Update-
It's freezing and ice is everywhere. I've been riding slower so I threw these bars on for winter.

http://www.5point7.com/seven/2.jpg

http://www.5point7.com/seven/3.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-25-08, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By atombob

Courier Bars - Any using them?

I actually just added a set of Bontrager Courier bars to my Fixie commuter. They turned out to be extremely comfortable and very heads up in traffic. Anyone else using them?
...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15,530
Views: 11,897,566
Posted By atombob

My Fixie Rebuilt

Just finished. I built this fixie for winter commuting. I'm running a 42x16 with armadillo 700x23's to try and keep flats to a minimum. I just added the Bontrager Courier bars something different....
Forum: Touring
01-23-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By atombob

Hi All, The girls blog has been updated and...

Hi All,

The girls blog has been updated and pics are starting to flow in. The girls ended up climbing 4500 feet in 6 miles with a freekin' head wind. Sounds fun to me but they are all smiles. ...
Forum: Touring
01-14-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By atombob

Sounds like a good read as well. The girls have...

Sounds like a good read as well. The girls have started adding pics of the trip, it should get much more interesting once their on the road.

Cheers! :)
Forum: Touring
01-11-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By atombob

Thanks everyone. I know they can use all the...

Thanks everyone. I know they can use all the support they can get. :) I love bike forums!
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