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06-17-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By ballen

How much cargo is enough cargo?

Decided to sell our second vehicle, happily leaving me to two wheeled transport on my days off work, (wife drives primary car). I have recently started thinking about getting a Big Dummy type bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By ballen

Laundering your technical clothing

Just out of curiousity, wanted to get an idea how much other people wash their technical outerwear,
i.e. softshell jackets, waterproof/breathable, etc. I have a Mountain Hardware piece that finally...
03-01-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By ballen

Good information. I was unaware that Velo Orange...

Good information. I was unaware that Velo Orange has sealed bottom brackets that would work. That is good to know. I normally do not haul sufficient cargo to require an Xtra cycle or Big Dummy. ...
02-28-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By ballen

Does a $1200 grocery getter work better?

I realize this is somewhat of a vague question but will brave the replies and post anyways. I have been looking at replacing the 1972 Peugeot U0-8 that has been serving as my commuting, errand...
02-25-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,849
Posted By ballen

Agreed, did not realize this thread would...

Agreed, did not realize this thread would deteriorate so quickly.
02-25-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,849
Posted By ballen

I did some homework and found (in Arizona...

I did some homework and found (in Arizona anyways) bicycles are allowed to occupy the same lane of travel as cars in certain situations, riding to the front of a line of cars stopped at an...
02-24-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,849
Posted By ballen

It Happened on the way home...

Something of a non sequitur on the commute home from work this morning. Was coming up to a large intersection with cars lined up at the red light. Worked my way up in between cars in the right turn...
12-17-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By ballen

Waterproofing your lights

I recently found out my rear blinky light, (a Blackburn Mars 3.0), is not as water resistant as I assumed. The gasket that seals up the two halves of the housing is in good shape. Is there some...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By ballen

An unexpected consequence

I have been commuting to work for about 1 1/2 years now and between living in the desert and working 10 days a month, have not had to ride in the rain much. That said, I had the idea to coat a pair...
07-01-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By ballen

Derailleurs

That is very kind of you Machin Shin to offer up some parts. I appreciate the offer but I think I will decline. The more I read, the more I am leaning toward getting a new bike. I think I will...
06-30-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By ballen

Updating older bicycles...

Currently I use a early '70s Peugeot for commuting to work, about 7 miles one way. The bike was originally purchased by my father who also used it to get to work on occasion. Due to the front...
04-28-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By ballen

I went the simpler route with attaching the...

I went the simpler route with attaching the magnet. Was going to use expoxy or something hardcore but the glue I was going to use was all dried up in the tube. So instead, just found where the...
04-20-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By ballen

The gap was something I did not consider, having...

The gap was something I did not consider, having never used one before. Chalk that up to experience. I tried testing out the sensor and it does seem to work the way it should. The neodymium magnet...
04-16-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By ballen

Bicycle computer experiences/thoughts

After some time of thinking it would be fun to know exactly how fast or far I am riding, I picked up a computer for my old Peugeot. Did some research and decided on a wired PlanetBike Protege 9.0,...
03-03-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By ballen

Riding the straight and narrow

A minor issue I have had intermittently is that of being able to ride a straight line. It does not happen very frequently, but every once and awhile I do not seem capable of not making small...
Forum: Introductions
03-02-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By ballen

Great resource I have found

Hello all. This forum is great. Lots of helpful information on anything bike related. My name is Brett, just started bike commuting last month or so. Had been lurking in the car free forums and...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 34,403
Posted By ballen

A) Occupation - Firefighter B) Commuting...

A) Occupation - Firefighter

B) Commuting Distance - 8 miles one way

C) When at work I - shower or just put on a clean uniform ( I get dirty at work a lot anyways)

D) Where bike is parked -...
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