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Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 965
Posted By M. Rhoten

I had a problem to the OP's, and tried a dozen...

I had a problem to the OP's, and tried a dozen different bar/brifter positions. I ended up chucking the ergo bars that came with my bike, and getting some traditional-bend Grand Cru bars from VO. The...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By M. Rhoten

Out of curiosity, which shop was this? I am...

Out of curiosity, which shop was this?

I am happy that the new bridge will supposedly have a ped/bike path.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By M. Rhoten

This maneuver is why I wear a helmet light...

This maneuver is why I wear a helmet light instead of a handlebar light. I can wave my light across the windshield of the turning car if I think they're going to cut into the opposing lane while...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By M. Rhoten

If you end up looking for wall hanging storage,...

If you end up looking for wall hanging storage, the bike rooms at my work have the Saris Locking Bike Trac, and they are quite nice.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By M. Rhoten

I'm working up to running to work, but now I kind...

I'm working up to running to work, but now I kind of wish my employer and house were closer to the water. Have to think about that one!
Forum: Commuting
06-02-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By M. Rhoten

I take one kid to preschool and then his brother...

I take one kid to preschool and then his brother to 1st grade. I'd thought I was getting into decent shape before doing this. Pulling a trailer is humbling.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-10, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By M. Rhoten

I have the SpokePOV on my cruiser bike. You want...

I have the SpokePOV on my cruiser bike. You want to buy two or three kits if you get it; with just one the wheel is so unbalanced you feel like you're going to get wheel hop. Bombing down my local...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By M. Rhoten

If I'm turning left, I don't lock my eyes left....

If I'm turning left, I don't lock my eyes left. They should be looking up front where the danger is. I do rotate my HEAD head left to help communicate to the car behind me that that's where I'm going.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By M. Rhoten

pharasz, so there's another GPS receiver out...

pharasz, so there's another GPS receiver out there that is free? That's good news. Glad to hear that.

I've been using My Tracks on the handset and sending data over to SportTracks on the PC. Works...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-09, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By M. Rhoten

Stillwater represent! I realize you're on the...

Stillwater represent! I realize you're on the wrong side of I-40 for this to be truly helpful, but if you're up north for whatever reason, check out Cooper's (http://www.coopersbikes.com/). I bought...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By M. Rhoten

I have a pair of Shimano M324s on my cruiser. So...

I have a pair of Shimano M324s on my cruiser. So far so good; I only have a couple hundred miles on them at most though.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,475
Posted By M. Rhoten

http://rlv.zcache.com/css_is_awesome_mug-p16871643...

http://rlv.zcache.com/css_is_awesome_mug-p16871643507198192821yff_400.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-17-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,005
Posted By M. Rhoten

I cold-set the rear triangle on a ca. 1987...

I cold-set the rear triangle on a ca. 1987 Peugeot MTB, in order to fit a Shimano Nexus 8. It worked out really well.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By M. Rhoten

It must be the season for this or something. This...

It must be the season for this or something. This week I had a Bott's dot squirt out from under a car's tire, bounce on the road edge-on like a thrown-off hubcap, and eventually zing right in front...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,878
Posted By M. Rhoten

Three year old shill-looking post, even. A...

Three year old shill-looking post, even. A dubious record!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,369
Posted By M. Rhoten

~3500 miles on the 36 hole Ace 19s that came with...

~3500 miles on the 36 hole Ace 19s that came with my bike. 175 lb rider, usually 20 pounds of other crap on the bike.

They have needed a little truing, but I hop curbs a fair amount. I'm sort of...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By M. Rhoten

Let me get this straight, the "normal" service...

Let me get this straight, the "normal" service and rebuild schedule for the hub does not include service of loose bearings on the left side of the hub?
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By M. Rhoten

My only concern with that jacket in socal is that...

My only concern with that jacket in socal is that it may make you too hot.

I live in the Seattle area, and only if it's under about 45F and raining do I put mine on, over a short sleeved jersey,...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By M. Rhoten

Welcome to the club! It's always nice to...

Welcome to the club!

It's always nice to hear about cities that are putting their infrastructure funding and energy where their mouth is.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By M. Rhoten

When my best friend dented her Cannondale (some...

When my best friend dented her Cannondale (some weird model with ground-down welds and a polished instead of painted finish, maybe 15 years old, with 7-speed components), she put a Band-Aid on it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,783
Posted By M. Rhoten

Wouldn't a titanium seat post gall in a titanium...

Wouldn't a titanium seat post gall in a titanium frame?
Forum: Commuting
09-02-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By M. Rhoten

Yes, sunglasses will help tremendously. If you...

Yes, sunglasses will help tremendously. If you ride at night, wear clear safety glasses! There are lots of options out there; you can get safety glasses for the price of a coffee and biscotti at most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By M. Rhoten

Simple green and HOT water. More heat helps.

Simple green and HOT water. More heat helps.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By M. Rhoten

This waterproof pannier from MEC is a decent deal...

This waterproof pannier from MEC is a decent deal at about $72 US.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,461
Posted By M. Rhoten

I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned this,...

I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned this, but: slow down. If I know I'm not going to have time to lift weights and shower when I get to work, it helps a lot if I'm not doing stoplight HIIT...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By M. Rhoten

I got a waterproof pannier from MEC that has held...

I got a waterproof pannier from MEC that has held up really well. It was about $50 USD.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,037
Posted By M. Rhoten

The VC explanation for this is to wait so the...

The VC explanation for this is to wait so the driver of the car doesn't change their mind at the last minute and decide you're not going after all, stomp on the gas just as you stomp on the pedal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By M. Rhoten

There's an altitude correction plugin for...

There's an altitude correction plugin for sporttracks (http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/Plugins/plugin_detail.php?id=71). It uses published altitude data to correct the altitude data based...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By M. Rhoten

I ride roughly a 53cm frame, and I would love to...

I ride roughly a 53cm frame, and I would love to have a Moots. The store where I bought my trusty Jamis let me test drive one of the owners' CX bikes, a Moots set up with 1x9. It was kind of tempting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,790
Posted By M. Rhoten

I <3 my Sugoi bibs. Note that they have some...

I <3 my Sugoi bibs. Note that they have some really nice stuff, and some less nice inexpensive stuff, so check which line it is before buying.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By M. Rhoten

As long as I pull a trailer, I'm going to keep my...

As long as I pull a trailer, I'm going to keep my kickstand, thank you very much. Getting a two-year-old in and out of a trailer while holding the bike up is not fun at all.

I'm not sure that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By M. Rhoten

Where I live, in the winter you get up and it's...

Where I live, in the winter you get up and it's dark, you go to work, it gets light, it gets dark, then you go home in the dark.

My bike is lit up like a UFO, I wear a yellow Showers Pass jacket...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By M. Rhoten

The forerunner can do cadence. It uses the GSC-10...

The forerunner can do cadence. It uses the GSC-10 sensor, which I believe is the same as the Edge. You just have to buy it separately.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By M. Rhoten

Oh yes, it does take a while to get a fix from a...

Oh yes, it does take a while to get a fix from a cold start - at least in the urban canyon environment where I work. It's fine where I live (in the filthy suburbs).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By M. Rhoten

I have a forerunner 305, and I love it. I only...

I have a forerunner 305, and I love it. I only use it on the bike, not for running, so I can't say how it is for that, but I see local runners with them. Just about the only concern I have is that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By M. Rhoten

He makes so many references to previous jokes...

He makes so many references to previous jokes that it would be hard to jump into the middle.

Treat it like a soap opera web comic rather than a cycling humor column.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-09, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By M. Rhoten

sweetskinz, baby! ...

sweetskinz, baby!

http://www.sweetskinz.com/sweetskinz/

I have a set of the blue camo ones on my newly built IGH cruiser bike. They are, uh, totally pimp.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By M. Rhoten

Whatever the chain, I'd take a $5 SRAM master...

Whatever the chain, I'd take a $5 SRAM master link over a $2 Shimano 10-speed pin. Those things are ridiculously easy to lose in a flat bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,121
Posted By M. Rhoten

Sorry, should have said "Trim the rear...

Sorry, should have said "Trim the rear derailleur," i.e. adjust the cable tension with the barrel adjuster.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,121
Posted By M. Rhoten

I have about 2800 miles on a Jamis Aurora with...

I have about 2800 miles on a Jamis Aurora with Tiagra shifters. Once I got some good housing on the bike, to replace the rather crappy housing it came with, it shifts great. I do end up trimming the...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By M. Rhoten

I am just about done building up an old 80s...

I am just about done building up an old 80s Peugeot MTB around one of these hubs (the "red line" hub, not the Alfine). Conditions here are wet and gritty much of the year, so I seem to go through...
04-01-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,433
Posted By M. Rhoten

I don't know much about Schwinns. That said,...

I don't know much about Schwinns. That said, older MTBs and BMX bikes have slightly different fork steerer tubes than some other bikes. The OD will be correct for a standard 1" threaded headset. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By M. Rhoten

The "new style" Burley hitch is very similar to...

The "new style" Burley hitch is very similar to the Chariot hitch in the video linked by the OP. There's a forged aluminum hitch you put under your QR, and then the drawbar elastomer from the trailer...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By M. Rhoten

I guess that's the logical extension of "low...

I guess that's the logical extension of "low spoke count."
Forum: Commuting
02-14-09, 01:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,435
Posted By M. Rhoten

Xcelite makes all kinds of tools. Your link is to...

Xcelite makes all kinds of tools. Your link is to a set of flush cutters. Yes, I imagine it would be easy to get the wheel off by cutting the shift cable, but I imagine maybe you had a different tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,570
Posted By M. Rhoten

This is our design from work. I believe these are...

This is our design from work. I believe these are from Voler. Please excuse the hasty/bad photography:

http://rhoville.com/mattsnaps/teamblackmesa.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-18-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By M. Rhoten

I have gotten more room, and lots more waves,...

I have gotten more room, and lots more waves, since I put some of those awesome $10 Target color-changing LED Christmas lights on my bike.

So yeah, I think there's something to it. Got to go build...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,724
Posted By M. Rhoten

Maybe instead of hill repeats, you can do commute...

Maybe instead of hill repeats, you can do commute repeats.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By M. Rhoten

There's a guy local to me (I must meet this guy!)...

There's a guy local to me (I must meet this guy!) who is working in this area:

http://blogs.phred.org/blogs/alex_wetmore/archive/2008/10/09/accurately-measuring-cable-pull.aspx

A custom milled...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By M. Rhoten

I wear New Balance running tights over my shorts...

I wear New Balance running tights over my shorts under about 35F, maybe 40F if there's a cold rain. I run pretty hot on the bike, so above 40F I'm in shorts.

They are pretty good tights. I can get...
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