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Forum: Commuting
05-01-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,589
Posted By GTcommuter

Just keep riding it. Many people (like myself)...

Just keep riding it. Many people (like myself) find the saddles more comfortable with the nose point up a few degrees.

I don't find the "break in" time an issue at all. I enjoyed mine right out...
Forum: Southeast
04-20-07, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

Hey Tommy, glad to hear everything's going well...

Hey Tommy, glad to hear everything's going well over there.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By GTcommuter

Shellac feels pretty hard. It looks slick or...

Shellac feels pretty hard. It looks slick or tacky but it really isn't once it dries.

Yea, you can shellac cork tape. I believe the owner of this bike is a BF member......
Forum: Commuting
04-16-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By GTcommuter

Huh? The Brooks bar tape comes in pretty standard...

Huh? The Brooks bar tape comes in pretty standard sized rolls. One roll should be enough for one side of regular width bars, not 3-4 rolls worth.

Yellow cloth tape with amber shellac is really the...
04-13-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,065
Posted By GTcommuter

Not to dwell on the technicalities, but this...

Not to dwell on the technicalities, but this thread is actually an "Electric Trike Update."
Forum: Commuting
04-13-07, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By GTcommuter

Maintenance is key, otherwise they just collect...

Maintenance is key, otherwise they just collect junk.
Forum: Southeast
04-12-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By GTcommuter

Well I'm down in Atlanta now but was previously...

Well I'm down in Atlanta now but was previously up in Nashville. I'm not big into group rides but rode some with the Vanderbilt club/team. And used to commute to work downtown, East Nashville, and...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By GTcommuter

I was having some Gator nightmares when all those...

I was having some Gator nightmares when all those Florida fans were in town a few weeks ago. Wait, what are we talking about...
Forum: Touring
04-10-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,139
Posted By GTcommuter

I'm not quite in line with this type of...

I'm not quite in line with this type of provisioning, but I was glad to see Dirt Rag publish a touring article. They're one of the most consistently interesting magazines, though I'm not much of a...
Forum: Southeast
04-10-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Southeast
04-10-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

That's too bad. We're at a time where the city...

That's too bad. We're at a time where the city needs a strong and vocal bike advocacy leader.
Forum: Southeast
04-09-07, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

Ron, does that mean Dennis is leaving? ABC's not...

Ron, does that mean Dennis is leaving? ABC's not going to have anyone left and is going to have to start from scratch. This is disappointing to hear.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By GTcommuter

I put a plastic Profile Design cage on my seat...

I put a plastic Profile Design cage on my seat tube. It's a bit stretchy so it hubs my plastic travel mug very nicely, no rattling. It was only a few dollars at Price Point.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By GTcommuter

Very cool, I love online mapping sites.

Very cool, I love online mapping sites.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,108
Posted By GTcommuter

I leave my second lock at work. I carry one...

I leave my second lock at work. I carry one medium-weight cable lock with me everywhere and leave one heavy duty U-lock at work. No sense in carrying two everywhere, but I definitely want to have...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-07, 08:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,108
Posted By GTcommuter

You should thank him or her for being a fellow...

You should thank him or her for being a fellow bike commuter, one more person helping make your office and parking area friendlier for bikes.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,249
Posted By GTcommuter

I pulled into my driveway yesterday and a new...

I pulled into my driveway yesterday and a new neighbor (still unloading the moving truck) shouted "hey, we're starving. Where do you deliver from?" It took me a minute to realize that I wasn't a...
Forum: Southeast
04-03-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By GTcommuter

Yea, so what are you supposed to do with your bag...

Yea, so what are you supposed to do with your bag at that point... ...? A bag issue maybe means that it's pressing on a cable or causing some other flex in the cables, probably not a hard issue to...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By GTcommuter

I ride with a front rack and bag most days and...

I ride with a front rack and bag most days and prefer the accessibility of that set up.

Front loads are a difficult issue so I won't confuse myself by trying to explain it. Many old city bikes...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,321
Posted By GTcommuter

Exactly, Matthew at Kogswell has really thought...

Exactly, Matthew at Kogswell has really thought out the price and design points that he wants to be at. I look at Kogswell as a Rivendell design on a Surly body -- a really nice compromise between...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,321
Posted By GTcommuter

I agree and I've told my Kogswell P/R frame owner...

I agree and I've told my Kogswell P/R frame owner friend this. Kogswell original model was to sell frames with cheap powercoats so that customers could have them repainted any color. Basically to...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,167
Posted By GTcommuter

<Sigh>... I would love to get one of those Hebies...

<Sigh>... I would love to get one of those Hebies for my single speed commuter but I haven't seen them available anywhere. Maybe with the new Electra Amsterdams hitting the streets you could get a...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,249
Posted By GTcommuter

Hehehe...

Hehehe...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,177
Posted By GTcommuter

Water. But what's in my coffee mug...?

Water. But what's in my coffee mug...?
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By GTcommuter

Mine's a Carradice Super C, really big with a...

Mine's a Carradice Super C, really big with a mostly flat panel. The bag and light are very stable and the light's position is adjustable to keep it level.



That sounds like the one that I...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By GTcommuter

Yea, but smaller/skinnier lights don't hold their...

Yea, but smaller/skinnier lights don't hold their position well on loose fabric. And the Cateye LD-1000 is the worst for mounting on anything other than a tube or seatpost. The light that I have on...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By GTcommuter

Don't forget some SEA auto/truck reflectors in...

Don't forget some SEA auto/truck reflectors in addition to powered lights. One for redundency should the batteries fail and two for coverage in between the lights. Reflectors have disadvantages of...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,059
Posted By GTcommuter

I've been feeling self-conscious about the...

I've been feeling self-conscious about the lighting on my singlespeed and have seen several PB Superflashes recently. So I decided to go for a pair and put them on my seatstays. Man are they bright!...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,059
Posted By GTcommuter

Great ride in this morning. There was a low fog,...

Great ride in this morning. There was a low fog, temperatures were slightly more chilly than warm, sunrise over some trees, and I bumped into Map Tester. Several new commuters coming out with the...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GTcommuter

Nice work, MT. I know I'd be scared if you...

Nice work, MT. I know I'd be scared if you started screaming at me!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By GTcommuter

I think pro racers used wing nuts until about...

I think pro racers used wing nuts until about 1927 when Mr. Campagnolo invented the quick release. I had two pairs of big flowery ornate wing nuts on an old Raleigh that I bought at a yardsale. A...
Forum: Southeast
03-26-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

No Tommy, I don't think we'll be going over those...

No Tommy, I don't think we'll be going over those tracks. I will keep that in mind though and make sure the group is paying attention.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By GTcommuter

Hey David, check Kent Peterson's Bike Blog...

Hey David, check Kent Peterson's Bike Blog (http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/). He regularly posts about the basic needs of commuting cyclists.

Email him for permission and reference him if you...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,843
Posted By GTcommuter

And longer reach brakes will sometimes help give...

And longer reach brakes will sometimes help give awesome tire/fender clearance. 27"-wheeled frames offer great opportunities to switch to 700C rims and get great fender and wide tire clearance.
Forum: Southeast
03-21-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By GTcommuter

I don't know what the grade is, but whenever I...

I don't know what the grade is, but whenever I look at that hill I think "Dang, that's gonna hurt."

Sorry, I can't be of more help.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-07, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,059
Posted By GTcommuter

Here's a mea culpa from the ride home last night....

Here's a mea culpa from the ride home last night. I was cruising down a neighborhood street and was farther to the right than I usually am. I rolled a stop sign just as a guy from the other direction...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-07, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,425
Posted By GTcommuter

I rode one of the new Raleigh coasting bikes last...

I rode one of the new Raleigh coasting bikes last weekend. The shifting unnerved me, but it wasn't too bad. I agree with Sheldon, though. These bikes need a front brake, it is just too hard to use...
Forum: Southeast
03-19-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By GTcommuter

Very cool, I hope you guys have great luck with...

Very cool, I hope you guys have great luck with that. Our own Sopo bike co-op is always a great resource and a great place to hang out.

And a really excellent logo.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By GTcommuter

Life's all about timing.

Life's all about timing.
Forum: Southeast
03-16-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

Bump... The next Intown Touring Club ride is...

Bump...

The next Intown Touring Club ride is scheduled for April 7 to explore Atlanta's historic railroads. The route is mostly in downtown around the viaducts and the city's original...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,059
Posted By GTcommuter

Grrrr...I was so close to work this morning when...

Grrrr...I was so close to work this morning when the bottom dropped out. I was fine in a misty rain for the whole ride until I was one light away from the office -- I could see the driveway -- and I...
Forum: Southeast
03-15-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By GTcommuter

Hey halltp, welcome to the big city. I know it's...

Hey halltp, welcome to the big city. I know it's not the mountains, but still fun riding. If you're looking for some social riding to learn about the city, visit our touring group...Atlanta Intown...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By GTcommuter

Good point. I double checked and Peter White...

Good point. I double checked and Peter White says...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By GTcommuter

Looks like the Synergy is 23mm wide, which might...

Looks like the Synergy is 23mm wide, which might be a bit wide for 35mm tires. It's not too far off so I suspect it won't be a problem but the tire might not end up being quite 35mm wide. I don't...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By GTcommuter

What is a bike room?

What is a bike room?
Forum: Commuting
03-13-07, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,059
Posted By GTcommuter

I woke up at my normal time this morning and it...

I woke up at my normal time this morning and it was pitch black outside. I got to work a few minutes early and watched the sun rise off the back porch, feeling like a farmer getting started before...
Forum: Southeast
03-13-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,336
Posted By GTcommuter

Josh, let me know when Peachtree turns into the...

Josh, let me know when Peachtree turns into the neo-retro high-end touring shop. I can't wait to see some Bruce Gordons. Maybe ANTs, Vanillas, Rivs, and Brooks??
Forum: Commuting
03-12-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,687
Posted By GTcommuter

Right on. I've yelled "more lights!" to people...

Right on. I've yelled "more lights!" to people several times, but a friendly helping hand probably reinforces the issue a lot better. Now let's hope he keeps batteries in it.

We need to get Sopo...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,855
Posted By GTcommuter

Hey canali -- did you try aero bars on your...

Hey canali -- did you try aero bars on your Albatross set up?
Forum: Commuting
03-08-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,059
Posted By GTcommuter

Flat out beautiful this morning -- perfect...

Flat out beautiful this morning -- perfect temperature, bright sunlight, not much traffic. Really the kind of day that bike commuting was made for.
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