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Forum: Commuting
04-28-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By blackieoneshot

Every spring on my primary bike (along with a new...

Every spring on my primary bike (along with a new chain and brake pads.)
Forum: Commuting
04-12-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,602
Posted By blackieoneshot

Another vote for the Cygolite hotshot 150. Great...

Another vote for the Cygolite hotshot 150. Great battery life, options for flash pattern/brightness, weatherproof, and very visible in full sun.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,295
Posted By blackieoneshot

Those kill-joys over at American College of...

Those kill-joys over at American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology weigh in on the efficacy of consuming local honey: There is no scientific proof that eating local honey will improve...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,386
Posted By blackieoneshot

Commuting on a bike gives me a primal connection...

Commuting on a bike gives me a primal connection to the changing of the seasons. It's an unexpected, but treasured, benefit of traveling by bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,056
Posted By blackieoneshot

I sing (badly) and talk to all of the animals on...

I sing (badly) and talk to all of the animals on my route.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,190
Posted By blackieoneshot

Show me your hacks

What bike related hack, bodge, or modification have you made this year? I discovered that my Abus 685 lock (6mm links, 76cm length) just barely fits in my Zefal bottle cage container. Itís been a...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,787
Posted By blackieoneshot

Water Bottles

How often do you replace them? What's your favorite this summer?
Forum: Commuting
05-27-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,597
Posted By blackieoneshot

Had my first puncture flat in five years last...

Had my first puncture flat in five years last week. GreenGuard Marathon vs construction staple (rainy lunch hour edition.) I run lighter weight Schwalbe tires on most of the other bikes and I am...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,435
Posted By blackieoneshot

A pair of disposable latex gloves. They only...

A pair of disposable latex gloves. They only weigh a few grams and don't take up much space, but it sure makes a difference when changing a rear flat.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,260
Posted By blackieoneshot

Experiencing changes of season, seeing deer,...

Experiencing changes of season, seeing deer, coyote, and fox, and the light after a springtime rainstorm.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By blackieoneshot

I mounted 35mm Velo Orange fenders on my 2015...

I mounted 35mm Velo Orange fenders on my 2015 Pacer. They will fit with 28mm tires, but it's tight. I was never able to make those fenders completely quiet so I removed them. I'm now running...
03-10-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,235
Posted By blackieoneshot

OP checking in, it was an honest question. Cross...

OP checking in, it was an honest question. Cross and gravel overlap for sure, but gravel ain't racing.
03-06-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,235
Posted By blackieoneshot

Why isn't gravel bike a forum yet?

Sure, it's trendy and there's a lot of empty marketing....but it's a real thang.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,752
Posted By blackieoneshot

I eat a plant based diet and try to avoid...

I eat a plant based diet and try to avoid processed stuff. On the bike I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fig newtons, bananas, pecans, wasabi peas, and dark chocolate.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,295
Posted By blackieoneshot

I ordered a Wald 137...

I ordered a Wald 137 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012C7JO0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for my old Peugeot earlier this summer. Installation was simple and solid. It's become...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By blackieoneshot

All my pants have grease tats on the right cuff. ...

All my pants have grease tats on the right cuff. It used to bother me, but it's become a badge of honor.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,140
Posted By blackieoneshot

I use and like the Shimano A530's.

I use and like the Shimano A530's.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By blackieoneshot

Hey spamis, the 46-50 cm size refers to the seat...

Hey spamis, the 46-50 cm size refers to the seat tube length:

...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By blackieoneshot

(scratchy radio noise) Uh, Houston, we have a...

(scratchy radio noise) Uh, Houston, we have a solution. (scratchy radio noise.)
Forum: Commuting
05-10-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,608
Posted By blackieoneshot

Glad your ok, and thanks for the reminder. Lizard...

Glad your ok, and thanks for the reminder. Lizard brain thinking kicks in when conditions are crap (1/2 inch hail...jeez.)
Forum: Commuting
04-15-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,672
Posted By blackieoneshot

I commute in North Texas as well. Large hail...

I commute in North Texas as well. Large hail storms (like we had last week) are the big concern for me. Getting caught in a golf ball sized hail storm is a nightmare.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,825
Posted By blackieoneshot

I switched over to Schwalbe Supremes about 6...

I switched over to Schwalbe Supremes about 6 weeks ago. They are comfortable and quick.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By blackieoneshot

I've bought several batches of Panaracer tires...

I've bought several batches of Panaracer tires from them. Totally legit.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By blackieoneshot

Long sleeve white cotton dress shirt from the...

Long sleeve white cotton dress shirt from the Thrift store.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By blackieoneshot

Black Cinelli cork tape.

Black Cinelli cork tape.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
Posted By blackieoneshot

Another vote for Endura, I have a Gridlock II...

Another vote for Endura, I have a Gridlock II jacket (https://www.endurasport.com/product/gridlock-ii-waterproof-jacket/) that works for me.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,733
Posted By blackieoneshot

....my wife and i both like property B better.......

....my wife and i both like property B better....

Easy choice.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By blackieoneshot

Those are all good choices. I wasn't familiar...

Those are all good choices. I wasn't familiar with the Marin bikes but after studying the specs I came away impressed. Those bikes are hard to beat for the money. Let us know what you decide.
09-07-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By blackieoneshot

I'm happy with my Nite Rider headlight. Durable,...

I'm happy with my Nite Rider headlight. Durable, light, solid mounting system, and reasonably priced.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,476
Posted By blackieoneshot

Do your students think it's cool/weird/dumb that...

Do your students think it's cool/weird/dumb that you ride a bike to work?
Forum: Commuting
08-16-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,363
Posted By blackieoneshot

I have worked on a couple Vilanos. The frames...

I have worked on a couple Vilanos. The frames are heavy and the welds are rough. The components are the absolute cheapest available and fail quickly.

The Giant looks like a great bike. Buy one...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By blackieoneshot

I like King cages (http://www.kingcage.com/).

I like King cages (http://www.kingcage.com/).
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By blackieoneshot

I like this Jandd frame bag...

I like this Jandd frame bag (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FFPU23) on a road bike. Well made and thoughtfully designed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,404
Posted By blackieoneshot

My compromise is a Pacer. The geometry feels...

My compromise is a Pacer. The geometry feels snappy unloaded but hauls groceries just fine.

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06-19-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 39,621
Posted By blackieoneshot

2 miles to Kroger. 5 miles for hippie food. I...

2 miles to Kroger. 5 miles for hippie food. I likes hippie food.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By blackieoneshot

Since you're comfortable doing your own...

Since you're comfortable doing your own maintenance and you live in a large city with a very active CL you should consider used. The Trek 7.5FX w/ fenders and rack that mcours2006 listed above seems...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By blackieoneshot

I have a BFA. It pains me to say this (i have...

I have a BFA. It pains me to say this (i have been car free for ten years) but she needs a pickup or a station wagon in addition to her bike. Moving materials and finished work is no small part of...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,700
Posted By blackieoneshot

The Canyon is the best looking bike of the three....

The Canyon is the best looking bike of the three. They all look like they would satisfy your needs. Have you test ridden a drop bar bike?
Forum: Commuting
05-12-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,898
Posted By blackieoneshot

Let me join the chorus: It's fun. It puts a...

Let me join the chorus: It's fun. It puts a tiny amount of adventure into my day, lets me notice the change of season in a meaningful way, and it forces me out of my comfort zone occasionally. For...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By blackieoneshot

canklecat nicely seen photograph.

canklecat nicely seen photograph.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,276
Posted By blackieoneshot

Georgena Terry's design philosophy: GT

Georgena Terry's design philosophy: GT
04-18-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,353
Posted By blackieoneshot

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to...

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself. - Oscar Wilde

A beautiful modern take on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-17, 07:26 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-10-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,398
Posted By blackieoneshot

My GP gave me something very similar. I followed...

My GP gave me something very similar. I followed her advice and things improved quickly.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,447
Posted By blackieoneshot

I prefer the U shape as well.

I prefer the U shape as well.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,416
Posted By blackieoneshot

The Lupo allows fenders, racks, and bigger tires....

The Lupo allows fenders, racks, and bigger tires. The price of the Lupo also seems reasonable.....but man that Campione sure is pretty (after you get rid of the white bar tape of course.)
Forum: Commuting
02-10-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,176
Posted By blackieoneshot

I have a German air force sweater from the...

I have a German air force sweater from the eighties. Mostly wool, really long sleeves, durable, and super comfortable. They are currently selling on Ebay for 30 bucks (mine was a gift from a friend...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,303
Posted By blackieoneshot

Another vote for the NiteRider Lumina series. I...

Another vote for the NiteRider Lumina series. I have used a 750 for three years. The low setting is fine for 90% of what I need, the battery still holds a charge, and the mount is easy to move from...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By blackieoneshot

That Nashbar bike looks like a good deal. ...

That Nashbar bike looks like a good deal. Several friends bought Nashbar bikes last year and they have been solid so far. This bikedirect offering...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,098
Posted By blackieoneshot

a 2.1" wheeled fendered drop handlebar-ed multi...

a 2.1" wheeled fendered drop handlebar-ed multi modal urban marauder

That.
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