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02-18-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By TheatreME

I go a little overkill. Krypotnite U lock that I...

I go a little overkill. Krypotnite U lock that I try to get thru a section of the rear triangle and around the wheel with a 6' flex cable that I wrap through the saddle rails and around both wheels...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,806
Posted By TheatreME

^ +1 Any decent cyclocross bike should be more...

^ +1 Any decent cyclocross bike should be more than adequate. Steel will absorb more shock than aluminum. I currently only have one bike: an old rigid frame mtn bike setup with moustache bars so I...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,679
Posted By TheatreME

I have been commuting year round in Boston on a...

I have been commuting year round in Boston on a fg conversion with slicks until today. The fg handles snow/ice really well (biked the 4 miles home in 4" of snow with it still coming down this past...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-10, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By TheatreME

Messengers are great for quick access and lighter...

Messengers are great for quick access and lighter loads. On my commute however I usually am carrying 5-15 pounds on my back, and my shoulders give me trouble with a messenger bag. I switched to a...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 02:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheatreME

Just rode in my first real boston snow fall. 4.5...

Just rode in my first real boston snow fall. 4.5 miles on 700c x25 tires, on a fixed bike with low gearing and it wasnt too bad, just ride slow, bundle up and enjoyn yourself :)
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 02:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,816
Posted By TheatreME

This is my first Boston winter. down to about...

This is my first Boston winter. down to about 25-30 and dry, a nice midweight, cotton/poly blend long underwear and jeans are fine. I just rode 4 miles in the first real snow of the year, with that...
09-17-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By TheatreME

Thanks for the info. When I saw it I thought it...

Thanks for the info. When I saw it I thought it was a pretty nice ride, but I always like to know a little bit about new bikes I come across. The serial number is K378031, and I will post pics...
09-17-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By TheatreME

Univega Specialissima information?

My roommate just managed to grab a free Univega Specialissima for free from a relative after someone stole her ride, and I am trying to get some information for her.

It looks to be an older...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,572
Posted By TheatreME

+1 on Panniers I only wear the messenger bag...

+1 on Panniers

I only wear the messenger bag when I am carrying my computer. I feel it gets less shock on my bag than attached to the bike, though there are several specialized computer bags that...
07-26-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By TheatreME

Nice looking townie

Nice looking townie
Forum: Northeast
07-14-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By TheatreME

Moving to Boston route questions

Hey all,

I am moving to Boston in the fall for grad school and was wondering if there are easy ways to get over the river via bike from Cambridge to near the Huntington Theatre on the other side...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,510
Posted By TheatreME

I run the Nashbar 52cm ones on my heavy...

I run the Nashbar 52cm ones on my heavy commuter/utility bike. For that purpose they are great, for a single speed though I would spend the extra cash to get lighter bars.
If you did get the...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,543
Posted By TheatreME

Do not ride the flats of drop bars at speed...

Do not ride the flats of drop bars at speed without cross levers; scars and a broken steal frame will result.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,731
Posted By TheatreME

Hell, put whatever bars you like for whatever...

Hell, put whatever bars you like for whatever reasons. If you want to cruise in your rock solid LHT with old school upright bars go for it. I have often thought about putting flipped moustache bars...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,670
Posted By TheatreME

I run the Kryptonite NY FU and a cheap-ish cable...

I run the Kryptonite NY FU and a cheap-ish cable lock for my bike(s). The weight hasnt been an issue if its on the bike, as opposed to on me. And i still have the bike after a year in DC. Though...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By TheatreME

I have had this problem before. I would suggest...

I have had this problem before. I would suggest using a bolt on skewer. I have gotten good mileage out of the old bike chain trick (though it adds some weight if that is important to you). Also buy...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By TheatreME

My commute for the summer dropped from 26 mi...

My commute for the summer dropped from 26 mi round trip to 5 ish, but I really want to do a a few centuries and a 200k by the end of the summer. My longest ride to date has only been 60 miles so...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,235
Posted By TheatreME

I have a rack on my bike, so I can run panniers...

I have a rack on my bike, so I can run panniers for commutes, or grocery runs. For longer weekend rides / short rando stuff, I usually just have a small saddle bag and small front bag, both <$15 at...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By TheatreME

Well lets see... My 90s Iron Horse AT-50 (babe)...

Well lets see...
My 90s Iron Horse AT-50 (babe) with Moustache bars is like a toyota pickup, not the fastest or the prettiest but will last FOREVER...she just keeps going (rigid mtb with 2.00" BAs...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By TheatreME

I have done those rides before, cussed metro...

I have done those rides before, cussed metro closing at midnight in DC. I enjoy it now that its warmed up, but I hate long-ish rides during winter nights.

+1 welcome to the graveyard shift riding...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By TheatreME

oh man! I knew I forgot to pay one of my bills...

oh man! I knew I forgot to pay one of my bills this month...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By TheatreME

Yep, both holes where small and round. I guess I...

Yep, both holes where small and round. I guess I repositioned the tape slightly when checking the rim, thus causing the second flat. I will definitely pick up some new rim tape tomorrow.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,626
Posted By TheatreME

+1 I started commuting in SW Florida then...

+1

I started commuting in SW Florida then moved to upstate NY for a summer. After the totally flat of FL, anything was slow going for me. 2 years later I have gone on 40 mile rides were the...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By TheatreME

I did check the tape, and tire, after each flat,...

I did check the tape, and tire, after each flat, and it seems that my nipples are recessed and the tape is in place.

Rim tape is cheap, though so I will buy some when I get a new tube, and patch...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By TheatreME

2 flats in less than 10 miles, please help me diagnose

So I am running Schwalbe BAs 2.00".
I have gotten 2 flats on my rear tire in less than 10 miles, each time the hole was on the inside of the tube. Once was about 2 inches away from the valve...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By TheatreME

Definitely keep the Backrollers. I used to run...

Definitely keep the Backrollers. I used to run the wald baskets, and they are great, but heavy. If you need the space EVERY time you get on the bike then they are ideal, but with a better rack and...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,292
Posted By TheatreME

I can show up pretty much any way I want, as long...

I can show up pretty much any way I want, as long as I am ready to work...
or
I set my own hours and show up however, whenever...
or
I work from home...
or
I do not have any work at all and I...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,476
Posted By TheatreME

Yeah I will get to practice all this climbing...

Yeah I will get to practice all this climbing advice. The summer commute is a short 3 ish miles, but going home I get 200' over 3/10 of a mile. If I remember my math thats a 12% grade if it were a...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By TheatreME

Handlebar bag for moustache bars

I am beginning to take longer and longer rides, and I like it. I went out with a buddy a few weeks back for a nice 45 mi ride, up Skyline drive near Front Royal, VA. It was basically a 20 mile...
05-14-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,318
Posted By TheatreME

+1 on the evolution and or bern style helmets. I...

+1 on the evolution and or bern style helmets. I like something with a little heft to the outer layer unlike a lot of bike race helmets.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,646
Posted By TheatreME

Commuting constants: Rider Size: 167 lbs ...

Commuting constants:
Rider Size: 167 lbs
Extra gear/baggage weight: 5-30 lbs. (Heavy loads go on the rear rack of utility bike. Small loads go in the messenger bag)
Average round-trip mileage:...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By TheatreME

Yeah just down shift a few gears in the last...

Yeah just down shift a few gears in the last 10-30ft as you approach a stop. I commute in DC, which is relatively flat, and find down shifting 2-3 gears is plenty. Then again half the time in DC I...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,424
Posted By TheatreME

Does anyone know about crime on the MVT or any...

Does anyone know about crime on the MVT or any other trails around DC? I often have to commute back home long after dark (9pm-11pm) and its about 6 miles of lonely trail. I have often wondered...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By TheatreME

Mini Review: Nashbar ATB Panniers

I did a forum search and saw some mention of these panniers, but no review per say. I bought these after realizing that I am too broke to afford a pair of Ortlieb roll top at the moment, and wont...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By TheatreME

29 lbs is not light for a bike by any means, but...

29 lbs is not light for a bike by any means, but it looks like you have a decent commuter platform. I would just replace components to make it an ideal commuting machine versus upgrading for weight...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,669
Posted By TheatreME

@ pb300 that little rig looks pretty fun. ...

@ pb300 that little rig looks pretty fun.

If you want to be really cheap and loud you can strap a boombox to a rear rack as I saw one person do in a DC Crit Mass once upon a time...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,870
Posted By TheatreME

Currently 3 in my possession: Iron Horse...

Currently 3 in my possession:

Iron Horse AT-50 90s rigid MTB (have morphed into a pretty decent commuter)
70s Falcon San Remo Fixie Conversion (nice weather commuter)
70s Schwinn Continental...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,316
Posted By TheatreME

I just recently put toe clips and straps on both...

I just recently put toe clips and straps on both bike (a commuterized MTB and a fixie). they do allow me to spin faster without the worry of my feet flying off the pedals, though I doubt my cadence...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By TheatreME

I can only speak to BAs, but I ride 26"x2.0" on...

I can only speak to BAs, but I ride 26"x2.0" on my rigid MTB commuter convert. I have only had one flat right after I installed them about 2 months ago, and they ride like a dream. Even at...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By TheatreME

Mr IGH: I was afraid of something like that: ...

Mr IGH:
I was afraid of something like that: Could you please explain in a little more detail how the handling would be affected.

Thanks
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By TheatreME

Cross - trucker??? Crazy idea perhaps

Hello all,

I am in need of a new bike, or at least the setup on my do it all bike seems to be falling short for me.
Old rigid MTB with Moustache bars, 165mm Cranks, Big Apples... Its great for...
04-15-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By TheatreME

CACycling are you talking about these in a large?...

CACycling are you talking about these in a large?

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=301&item=37-7600&slitrk=search&slisearch=true
04-15-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,510,630
Posted By TheatreME

Here she is. I finally snapped picture of her. ...

Here she is. I finally snapped picture of her.

70's Falcon San Remo Frame
Flip-flop hub with an 18T on the fixed side.
160mm cranks 44T
running the stock centerpull front brake with old...
04-14-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By TheatreME

Toe clip and strap sizing

Hello,

I just installed a pair of MKS Toe clips size XL, only to find out they are too small (my foot cannot sit far enough forward on the pedal.) After more searching it seems that MKS standard...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,246
Posted By TheatreME

Here she is. BF meet Babe, Babe meet BF. ...

Here she is. BF meet Babe, Babe meet BF.

Its an old Iron Horse At-50 modded into an really fun and utilitarian commuter. She isnt pretty, but she gets me through the mean streets of DC in...
04-14-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By TheatreME

My first incarnation of my fixie conversion had...

My first incarnation of my fixie conversion had 170mm cranks and with old stock rat trap pedals, I did occasionally experience pedal strike, but as I am not terribly aggressive in my riding it was...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By TheatreME

Toe clip help and recommendations

I just got some toe clips and straps for both my commuter and fixie, since I have noticed that my weaker knee, old sports injury, liked to ache after 6+ miles. I started paying attention to my foot...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,016
Posted By TheatreME

Well if by lunch you mean morning break, "lunch",...

Well if by lunch you mean morning break, "lunch", and afternoon break... then 2 apples, 2 nut butter (peanut or almond, or sunflower seed) sandwiches, large handful of carrots and lots of water,...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,422
Posted By TheatreME

Sorry you got smashed, crawdaddio, hope you heal...

Sorry you got smashed, crawdaddio, hope you heal up soon. It just makes me sick how F**CKED UP people are.

P.S. - That bike looks fantastic, with or without blood stains. Keep piling the miles...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,728
Posted By TheatreME

My understanding is that proofhide goes on the...

My understanding is that proofhide goes on the top of the saddle, and the bottom if you do not have fenders and expect to be riding in the rain a lot. I believe my container came with instructions.
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