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Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,199
Posted By sirtirithon

No updates to post. I followed up with the police...

No updates to post. I followed up with the police last week and they claim they attempted to contact the idiots with no success. I'm going to call again today.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By sirtirithon

I have had issues where a small piece of wire was...

I have had issues where a small piece of wire was embedded in the tread and could not be felt by running my hand around the inside of the tire yet when under pressure from inflation and riding it...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,199
Posted By sirtirithon

Absolutely! I made sure he knew how grateful I am...

Absolutely! I made sure he knew how grateful I am for his quick thinking and looking out for me. I haven't heard back from the police but I don't expect to hear anything until next week.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,199
Posted By sirtirithon

I have a case number so I will be following up on...

I have a case number so I will be following up on Monday. I fully intend on making sure they are charged with at least assault. The trouble is how to prove who hit me. Obviously the passenger but...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,199
Posted By sirtirithon

hit and run on yesterday's commute

I was enjoying a sunny 65 degree ride home yesterday afternoon when I heard a vehicle approach from behind. I gave it no thought because I was in the center of a clearly marked bike lane. Then all...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,342
Posted By sirtirithon

Thanks for the great suggestions so far! This...

Thanks for the great suggestions so far! This gives me some options to look into. I think the reason I have issues with fogging is because my face mask forces my breathing up into the eyewear.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By sirtirithon

Update: So the trip went amazing! Finished...

Update:

So the trip went amazing! Finished in under 6 days. Lots of elevation changes and long days in the saddle but my training paid off! Had some saddle discomfort the first couple of days but...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,342
Posted By sirtirithon

Need winter commuting eye protection...

I stopped by REI on my ride home yesterday and proceeded to ride off with my nice Tifosi glasses in my pocket. I lost them somewhere of course. So now I need to replace them. My only complaint about...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By sirtirithon

Im doing this 5 days a week with weekends off to...

Im doing this 5 days a week with weekends off to recover. I should add that I have been commuting to work by bicycle for three years straight now year round at least 15-20 miles a day so im not...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By sirtirithon

is my training adequate???

I am leaving July 11th to do the Idaho Hot Springs route. I have a week to do 500 miles much of which is climbing at high elevations. It is all off road and I will be carrying all of my gear with me....
Forum: Commuting
04-05-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,522
Posted By sirtirithon

I own a Revelate Pika and frame bag. I love them...

I own a Revelate Pika and frame bag. I love them both for commuting. The Pika is a bit small for shoes unless that's all you would carry in it. I also own a Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks version of the...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,137
Posted By sirtirithon

Good point on core strength! I used to be a gym...

Good point on core strength! I used to be a gym rat and did a lot of full body workouts. I was physically strong but lacked in cardio. When I took up cycling I quit the gym and now all of my...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,137
Posted By sirtirithon

Thanks for the advice guys! I spent the last...

Thanks for the advice guys!

I spent the last couple of days playing with saddle adjustment. I ended up setting the saddle perfectly level and moving it forward about a half inch. Made all the...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,137
Posted By sirtirithon

Does your body adjust to long days in the saddle?

I have a question for you experienced endurance/long distance cyclist. I have had the worst time finding a saddle that is comfortable. I have tried several Brooks, Selle Anatomica, and many other...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,312
Posted By sirtirithon

I have the 26x2.0" on my single speed now....

I have the 26x2.0" on my single speed now. Probably a thousand miles and 2 punctures. I used these tires on a overnight bikepacking trip on forest service roads and have no complaints. They can...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,047
Posted By sirtirithon

I work in a college maintenance repair shop so I...

I work in a college maintenance repair shop so I just bring my bike in and chain it up to a metal storage shelf. Don't have to lock it up but I do since we have students wandering around the area and...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,341
Posted By sirtirithon

Check out Gore Bike wear jackets. I love them!

Check out Gore Bike wear jackets. I love them!
Forum: Commuting
02-09-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,606
Posted By sirtirithon

2010 Specialized Rockhopper single speed...

2010 Specialized Rockhopper single speed conversion. This is my "snow bike".

Bottom picture is my 2012 Salsa Fargo single speed.



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Forum: Commuting
02-07-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

Yes. I carried it over the summer but I am...

Yes. I carried it over the summer but I am apprehensive about how it would function in below freezing temps.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By sirtirithon

+1! I'd ride the Rockhopper and do what turky...

+1! I'd ride the Rockhopper and do what turky lurkey says with the tire pressure.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

Well this is certainly not what I expected when I...

Well this is certainly not what I expected when I shared my experience on here! Anyways, it has been entertaining to read and I see I have sparked a lively discussion.

Unfortunately, where my...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,789
Posted By sirtirithon

I wear a Camelbak MULE half of the time when I...

I wear a Camelbak MULE half of the time when I need extra water or storage space. Its the bicycle specific model so it has a loop for a tail light and helmet clips.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

This made me laugh for ten minutes straight!

This made me laugh for ten minutes straight!
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

I do all of the time except at work as I work for...

I do all of the time except at work as I work for a college.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

I was just riding my winter bike which I guess...

I was just riding my winter bike which I guess looks pretty nice to a bike thief. I honestly think they saw me as an easy target and they probably became pissed off when I turned out not to be. I see...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

They passed me and slowed down, stopped and then...

They passed me and slowed down, stopped and then turned around and followed me. That's it.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

I see what you are saying and this could have...

I see what you are saying and this could have been the case. The driver might have just been a piece of **** human having a good time at my expense. I'm not sure how I could have handled it any...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

I gave them every opportunity before I got...

I gave them every opportunity before I got desperate. Read my post again I turned down a side street and then an alley before I decided the situation was getting serious and I needed to shake them...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

I was in one of the sketchier parts of town and...

I was in one of the sketchier parts of town and the vehicle stopped and then decided to turn around and pursue me. Should I have stopped and allowed them to attack me? Just hours earlier on another...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,615
Posted By sirtirithon

Vehicle chased me yesterday morning...

Well I haven't been on here in awhile but I had a pretty exciting commute yesterday morning I wanted to share with you guys!

It was dark outside and I was midway through my 6 mile straight shot...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By sirtirithon

I love my woodchipper bars. Why cant you use them...

I love my woodchipper bars. Why cant you use them and simply adjust the hoods where you'd prefer? Mine took some tweaking to get just right. I ride primarily on the hoods and occasionally in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,337
Posted By sirtirithon

I wish Nokian made a wide 29er snow tire. I would...

I wish Nokian made a wide 29er snow tire. I would love a studded 2.5" tire that would provide both float for deep snow and traction on ice.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By sirtirithon

For the past several chains I have left them on...

For the past several chains I have left them on the bike and just wiped them down with a rag wet with brake cleaner and re lubed. I like keeping the factory grease in the rollers. Hasn't made a lick...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,453
Posted By sirtirithon

I should ad that my saddle is comfortable without...

I should ad that my saddle is comfortable without biking shorts but any distance over 25 miles I wear Pearl Izumi elite shorts for added comfort. But I'd get your saddle figured out first. Ask your...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,453
Posted By sirtirithon

I am having good luck with a WTB Rocket V saddle....

I am having good luck with a WTB Rocket V saddle. Brooks didn't work for me. Took some adjusting to get the WTB to be comfortable. Play with the fore and aft adjustment so that your sit bones are...
08-13-13, 04:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,738
Posted By sirtirithon

So far every local bike shop I have tried in...

So far every local bike shop I have tried in Spokane have either been rude, unhelpful, or tried to rip me off. I had one shop downtown warranty a broken SRAM shifter for me (since i bought my bike...
08-12-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By sirtirithon

2010 Rockhopper Comp single speed conversion questions

I want to convert my 2010 Rockhopper to a SS for this winters commuting. My plan is go buy the SS kit from Performance bike for the freewheel part since it has spacers, lock ring, 3 cogs (going to...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,887
Posted By sirtirithon

Oh yes, it is hideously complex. I had to work...

Oh yes, it is hideously complex. I had to work through several mathematical equations just to figure out how to make all of the parts fit and work together. Then there was this bolt I had to screw...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,887
Posted By sirtirithon

Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks made the bags for me

Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks made the bags for me
Forum: Commuting
07-23-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 64,993
Posted By sirtirithon

Also, look at Serfas Drifters if you want some...

Also, look at Serfas Drifters if you want some tread too. And my friend has had excellent luck with the Bell Commuter tire Walmart sells. Says "deli tire" on the side. Thousands of miles with only 1...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 64,993
Posted By sirtirithon

Schwalbe Big Apples work for me. No flats in...

Schwalbe Big Apples work for me. No flats in probably 800 + miles since installing them. Lots of glass in that time too. I have knobbies on now as I have a gravel road century coming up soon.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,887
Posted By sirtirithon

It is a freewheel. I used the Surly single speed...

It is a freewheel. I used the Surly single speed spacer kit and cog. Yes, I do spin out at times. It was weird at first until I got used to it. Now I just spin fast at the peak of a hill and coast...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,887
Posted By sirtirithon

went single speed!

So I became sick and tired of expensive 10 speed chains, derailleurs, shifters and cassettes! So I decided to try single speed for awhile... and now I'm hooked! So simple and quiet! I found I'm...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,559
Posted By sirtirithon

Great job! I'm on a year and a half of no driving...

Great job! I'm on a year and a half of no driving to work. I could claim 2 years I suppose but I did drive once when I got called in the middle of the night to plow a foot of snow at work. I don't...
07-17-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,554
Posted By sirtirithon

Sent you a private message!

Sent you a private message!
07-17-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By sirtirithon

Update. Went by the LBS and they installed 4mm...

Update. Went by the LBS and they installed 4mm spacers and new bolts. Worked great! Adjusted the spacers in the rear for the new chain line and all is good now! Thanks guys!!! Hope this helps...
07-17-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By sirtirithon

Thanks for the advice! I am going to take it by...

Thanks for the advice! I am going to take it by the LBS and try a set of 2mm chainring spacers between the chainring and spider and see if that gives enough clearance. I have a Surly SS kit in the...
07-16-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,648
Posted By sirtirithon

Finish Line wet lube works for me...

Finish Line wet lube works for me...
07-16-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By sirtirithon

It appears to be properly seated as it goes...

It appears to be properly seated as it goes around. No skipping issues. The spider is literally flush with the chainring. It looks like it is getting full tooth engagement when the chain passes over...
07-16-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,554
Posted By sirtirithon

Just an FYI the SCR5 levers work like a champ!...

Just an FYI the SCR5 levers work like a champ! Better than the SRAM levers did. Hope this info helps someone else down the road!
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