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Forum: Northeast
11-09-13, 06:09 AM
Forum: Northeast
10-27-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By stedanrac

Alewife/Boston Commuters - How is bike security at Alewife Pedal & Park?

Hey commuters,
I'm planning to start commuting through Alewife and I am curious about security at the "Pedal & Park" lock-up facilities.

There is a ton of stories about bike thefts being cut...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-13, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

100% agree on the blinding lights on the MM at...

100% agree on the blinding lights on the MM at night. I wish the word would get around. My current light is an "asymetrical" that focusses the light down on the ground. There are drawbacks; things...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,413
Posted By stedanrac

Fat tire Surly commuters everywhere raise a glass...

Fat tire Surly commuters everywhere raise a glass to toast you!
Forum: Northeast
06-11-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

Rod, congratulations on the beautiful build. Did...

Rod, congratulations on the beautiful build. Did you have the S&S retrofitted to the LHT? If retrofitted, who did it (and if not too crass, about how much?)

Thx
Steve
Forum: Northeast
05-10-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,093
Posted By stedanrac

I'll add kudo's for the ride organizers. This was...

I'll add kudo's for the ride organizers. This was the first time I did this ride and it was just great. I was astounded at the logistics and how well they handled that large crowd. The rest areas...
05-01-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By stedanrac

I just had a situation that almost mirrors yours;...

I just had a situation that almost mirrors yours; I worked with a local shop to build a bike this winter. Within my first 100 miles the left crank loosened up while riding in a place I couldn't stop...
04-25-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By stedanrac

I agree with you on this, but I must have ridden...

I agree with you on this, but I must have ridden for 800 miles with the tube under the rim? The bead looks OK, but I've had trouble with Schwalbe beads in the past.

Thx!
04-25-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By stedanrac

Thanks for the ideas folks! I don't think...

Thanks for the ideas folks!

I don't think this was a pinch or a spoke/liner issue... those would give me a slow leaking flat, but lik ethe previouis poster mentioned, this thing blew like a...
04-25-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By stedanrac

Tube had about a 5 inch long by 1/2 inch gash. It...

Tube had about a 5 inch long by 1/2 inch gash. It looked like it came through the rim/bead.
04-25-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By stedanrac

Tire Blowout - what happened?

Here's the situation; 29er rim (Velocity Blunt - 28mm wide) with Schwalbe Marathon Supreme (flex bead) 50mm. I've been riding this wheel for about 800 miles since it was mounted four months ago....
04-03-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By stedanrac

Haven't used their bibs, but use have shorts and...

Haven't used their bibs, but use have shorts and tights. They have great customer support and really stand behind their products/ I had a zipper break on some tights and they had a new pair to my...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By stedanrac

Looking for Ideas; Dirt road/ Bike Packing route

I'm coming into this summer with my 29'er touring/commuting bike built and I'd like to do a multi-day bikepacking trip.

My perfect route would be a 50-80 mile dirt road loop that touched areas...
03-28-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By stedanrac

Peter White is the first place I'd go to learn...

Peter White is the first place I'd go to learn about add on generators: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/dymotec.asp
03-24-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,232,754
Posted By stedanrac

Hopefully fixed images... thx for the heads up.

Hopefully fixed images... thx for the heads up.
03-24-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,232,754
Posted By stedanrac

1984 Trek 830 MTB (and questions on modernizing)

Hi Folks,

I have some pictures or my 1984 Trek 830 mountain bike. It is a 501 frame and was the low end of the line (I know because I bought it new back then and have ridden it since). The frame...
03-23-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By stedanrac

Well, I recently drank the IGH Kool-Aid (Big Gulp...

Well, I recently drank the IGH Kool-Aid (Big Gulp sized - i.e. Rohloff).

This is my first such hub, I've been on derailleur based bikes since I was a kid. Here are some thoughts based on 600...
Forum: Northeast
03-10-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

Sweet Jeebus, I am swinging between horror...

Sweet Jeebus,

I am swinging between horror and awe.
Forum: Northeast
02-24-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,093
Posted By stedanrac

Hey Folks, I got the "Make a Team" email...

Hey Folks,

I got the "Make a Team" email this week and did so.

Now, my best guess is that the start times will be assigned by the event (not something that we can select)? Is this right?
...
Forum: Northeast
02-17-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

Lexington (a while ago

(it's a good day to stay indoors. Found these pictures on the Cary Library website. It is so cool to see how these folks loved their bikes just like we do today )


Headed out on Mass Ave in...
02-16-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 103,842
Posted By stedanrac

http://www.carylibrary.org/special/worthen/exhibit...

http://www.carylibrary.org/special/worthen/exhibit1/images/e10249b.jpg
Forum: Northeast
02-15-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

I decided to give the MM a try this morning...

I decided to give the MM a try this morning (Depot Sq. -> Worthen Ave). At first glance my hopes were dashed because the sidewalk in from the street hadn't been touched, but looping in through the...
Forum: Foo
02-11-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By stedanrac

Good call. Any chance your looking for a job :)

Good call. Any chance your looking for a job :)
Forum: Northeast
02-05-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By stedanrac

Grand Jury fails to indict truck driver who killed cyclist in hit and run.

This is outrageous; a grand jury failed to indict a driver with 19 license suspensions over the last 30 years who hit a cyclist and ran.

The article links to the police reports which details 4...
02-01-13, 09:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,593
Posted By stedanrac

Are you a lawyer or a doctor :) I can echo...

Are you a lawyer or a doctor :)

I can echo many of the observations on this thread... I picked up my riding but found I was exhausted most of teh time and my recover times prevented me from...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 11,622,938
Posted By stedanrac

Here are some pictures of a Surly Ogre that is my...

Here are some pictures of a Surly Ogre that is my new commuter. The build includes a Rohloff IGH, Dynohub, White Industries crank, Velocity Blunt rims, Avid BB7 brakes. The frame is 24" and it came...
01-24-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 103,842
Posted By stedanrac

test295285 ...

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Forum: Commuting
01-12-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,479
Posted By stedanrac

I just made the switch this month. Previously I...

I just made the switch this month. Previously I had used a Surly LHT with 700x25 Schwalbe Marathons and Drop bars. to commute (13 mi each way). The new ride is a Surly Ogre w. 700x50 tires, upright...
Forum: Northeast
01-06-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

Hey guys, I got subscribed to this thread a...

Hey guys, I got subscribed to this thread a while ago and I continue to enjoy and benefit from the postings on this thread. Thanks!

I especially appreciate the condition reports on the...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By stedanrac

Boston cold; riding in the 20's. 26 mile r/t...

Boston cold; riding in the 20's. 26 mile r/t commute, layer wool and polypro under Pearl Izimu windblock shell with those big old Lobster mitts, winblock beanie and neck gaiter, heavy winter tights....
Forum: Commuting
12-21-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By stedanrac

Great 100% Merino wool under layer

After a couple of months of using these in the cold weather, I can say that they are a great 100% wool jersey for $60ish
...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,022
Posted By stedanrac

I have those as well as their little brothers (...

I have those as well as their little brothers ( http://www.rei.com/product/604990/ortlieb-front-roller-panniers ). I use the little guys every day for my commute. They are big enough to hold laptop,...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

You saw corrrect: 287344

You saw corrrect:
287344
Forum: Northeast
12-02-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

I got a smile from this post :) I live across the...

I got a smile from this post :) I live across the street from Ferns and when I'm stuck in the house (like today), I spend most of my time looking out the window at the bikes passing by. I had noticed...
12-01-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By stedanrac

+1 for investing in handmade wheels - I'm 250 lbs...

+1 for investing in handmade wheels - I'm 250 lbs and had my stock wheels in the shop to be rebuilt 4 or 5 times before I wised up. Handmade wheels with good rims have been bulletproof for years.
...
11-25-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By stedanrac

Dynano hub+"The Plug"+USB charging light; will it keep light charged while its on?

Is it practical to use a Dynamo and "The Plug" to keep a usb light charged and running for long periods? Anyone doing that? How about using a wired tail light in that configuration?
It's a bit...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 11,622,938
Posted By stedanrac

[I][COLOR=#000000]s Hey Psy... Thanks for the...

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Hey Psy... Thanks for the reply!!! I followed the link to Endless Cycles and that helped me track down Jeff Moore (who is the owner and a great guy). I had lost track of him...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By stedanrac

FWIW, LL Bean has a very nice set of 100% Merino...

FWIW, LL Bean has a very nice set of 100% Merino Wool base layer. I just bought one lightweight and one medium weight. I get XXL/Tall size and they were $59 and $69 each. The quality and feel is...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 11,622,938
Posted By stedanrac

Hey Psy, I have those same pedals on my...

Hey Psy, I have those same pedals on my commuter... they were a recommendation of a great LBS; Cyclepath in Hayward. Any chance Jeff Moore moved over to Castro Valley after the Hayward shop closed...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,885
Posted By stedanrac

Is commuting by bike cheaper? This week I...

Is commuting by bike cheaper?

This week I bought new winter gloves ($40), ear warmer ($12), Chain degreaser ($11), Chain-L oil ($11), Shimano freewheel tool ($6) and a spoke wrench ($5), Oh...
10-30-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By stedanrac

Hey, count me as another very satisfied Aerotech...

Hey, count me as another very satisfied Aerotech customer. I had a pair of their tights for cold weather use. The other day the zip on the ankle snagged and separated. My wife gave them a call and...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,430
Posted By stedanrac

Nice job Gerry! I'm inspired

Nice job Gerry! I'm inspired
Forum: Northeast
10-25-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,115,821
Posted By stedanrac

Hello Boston riders, My riding is mostly...

Hello Boston riders,

My riding is mostly my commute from Carlisle to Waltham. Some days I head through Concord (Monument or Lowell St), up past Walden pond and through Lincoln to Trapelo Rd....
04-23-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By stedanrac

I'm a recent returnee to the Boston area after...

I'm a recent returnee to the Boston area after being away for 15+ years and I've been trying to find "my" bike shop too. Went to Wheelworks for the first time a couple of weeks ago (paid $14.99 for a...
03-23-11, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
Posted By stedanrac

Hey, did you ever find out where Hayward...

Hey, did you ever find out where Hayward Cycles/Jeff Moore ended up?
12-27-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By stedanrac

Looking for Rain Jacket in XXL/Tall... Any Recommendations?

I'm currently wearing a cheap rubbery jacket from Nashbar; the only saving grace is that it fits. It's time to upgrade and I'm looking for a source that has a good jacket in Tall sizes.

Thanks...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By stedanrac

yeah, 'cept for the heat and the muggers..... ...

yeah, 'cept for the heat and the muggers.....

I'll take the hills :)
05-23-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,232
Posted By stedanrac

I'll follow up my own thread... rode OLH today,...

I'll follow up my own thread... rode OLH today, up one side and down the other... fantastic ride, loved it. Very few cars on a Saturday afternoon. I love the point about 2 miles up, where you leave...
05-21-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,232
Posted By stedanrac

84 vs OLH vs Kings Mtn; What is your favorite?

I've ridden 84/Woodside Rd over to the coast a couple of times, always on a weekday. Traffic is a little scary, but the climb is manageable for me.

I want to head over this weekend, and don't...
05-13-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By stedanrac

Vintage Bike... higher theft risk?

I set out to get my daughter an older bike to ride around Boston/Cambridge. I ended up finding a 1970's era Raleigh Sprite that is really in good shape. Now I'm worried that, rather than giving her...
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