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09-03-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,146
Posted By TexasEdit

Definitely gloves ... bike feels strange when I...

Definitely gloves ... bike feels strange when I don't wear them.
08-27-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,642
Posted By TexasEdit

I agree with this ... but it sure seems...

I agree with this ... but it sure seems counter-intuitive ... it would seem that riders would be more likely to lay down or lean a cheaper bike ... I would think if you put some real coin into your...
08-27-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,280
Posted By TexasEdit

OK ... so I've been away from the forums for...

OK ... so I've been away from the forums for awhile because life got a little crazy -- your wife having twins will do that to a family ... and when I get back there's a Hybrid forum********** ... All I...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,088
Posted By TexasEdit

I am a 20-mile rt commuter whose daily driver is...

I am a 20-mile rt commuter whose daily driver is a Giant Cyprus; at times I've put areo bars on the riser handlebars because it is comfortable; I bungee cord my backpack with my work clothes to my...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,902,016
Posted By TexasEdit

The bike looks AWESOME!

The bike looks AWESOME!
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By TexasEdit

I really wish that Schwinn came in my size

I really wish that Schwinn came in my size
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,297
Posted By TexasEdit

I have been commuting off and on (20 miles RT) on...

I have been commuting off and on (20 miles RT) on a Cypress for three years or so. I've been pretty consistent at least four days a week the past year.

The Pros: The bike is comfortable and easy...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,166
Posted By TexasEdit

Hey, if it wasn't for Bicycle where would the...

Hey, if it wasn't for Bicycle where would the Style Guy - or Style Guru, or Super Style, or Style Swish or whatever his name is - work?
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By TexasEdit

Performance Bikes only have it in small and medium

Performance Bikes only have it in small and medium
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By TexasEdit

You guys have bike lanes!!!!! You guys...

You guys have bike lanes!!!!!



You guys have shoulders!!!!!!
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,029
Posted By TexasEdit

It isn't everything you are looking for, but...

It isn't everything you are looking for, but check out the Jamis Commuter 4 (jamisbikes.com)
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By TexasEdit

Absolutely go to Craigslist .... as a test I just...

Absolutely go to Craigslist .... as a test I just went to the local craigslist in Dallas and found a handful of bikes for under $200 that would fit the bill for you.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,368
Posted By TexasEdit

What EXACTLY is a Fred and is it something I want...

What EXACTLY is a Fred and is it something I want to aspire to?
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 58,832
Posted By TexasEdit

All hipsters are dorks Not all dorks are...

All hipsters are dorks

Not all dorks are hipsters

Fred rules all.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,181
Posted By TexasEdit

Beautiful ... I knew I felt a disturbance in the...

Beautiful ... I knew I felt a disturbance in the force in Texas
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,181
Posted By TexasEdit

I am a Democrat Yankee former Catholic Southern...

I am a Democrat Yankee former Catholic Southern Baptist Sunday School teacher living in East Texas.

I am a liberal newspaper editor working in a Republican rural town with one stop light where...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,526
Posted By TexasEdit

I'm a yankee living in rural Texas riding a bike...

I'm a yankee living in rural Texas riding a bike at least 20 miles a day with a backpack bungee corded to the rack ... I don't do the lycra thing, but I do wear a helmet ... sometimes as the pickups...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,540
Posted By TexasEdit

Was telling my wife about this thread and about...

Was telling my wife about this thread and about the fact that I'm a Fred (the positive connotation, at least in my mind), and she said: "Of course, you're a blue collar biker."

So there's my...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,540
Posted By TexasEdit

No downtube shifters .... but I have barends! I...

No downtube shifters .... but I have barends! I also have a rack to which I bungee cord a backpack ... I just have to make sure I don't move the lights when I do it.

And don't forget the mirror on...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By TexasEdit

I actually ran a an inexpensive set of aero bars...

I actually ran a an inexpensive set of aero bars on my Giant Cyprus ... not for getting in an aero position so much (although I could do that on occassion), but to give me added hand positions like...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,680
Posted By TexasEdit

Dang ... I hate those freakin' show off commuters...

Dang ... I hate those freakin' show off commuters ... were you listening to an IPOD? That would really put him in his place!
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,199
Posted By TexasEdit

If you can afford $1,200 then it is not too much...

If you can afford $1,200 then it is not too much money.

I would suggest looking at the cyclocross and touring models. You are a big guy (me too) and those models will probably take the strain...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

Thank you for pegging exactly what I was trying...

Thank you for pegging exactly what I was trying to say. I do a 9 mile commute one way with one stop sign, no traffic lights, and sometimes what I am letting pass by is an 18-wheeler traveling down a...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

I certainly believe you are a considerate person,...

I certainly believe you are a considerate person, Jeff. From reading these forums and just looking around me when I'm riding I realize I commute in a different environment than most people. I was...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

If I were only able to go 15 MPH in a car, I...

If I were only able to go 15 MPH in a car, I would move over as far as I safely could. Why should I do differently if I'm on a bike? It just happens I can safely go farther to the right while on my...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

Just a clarification ... I do not actually go...

Just a clarification ... I do not actually go riding through the grass when I pull over. I have a mirror on my bike and can see and hear the cars and trucks coming up behind me. If I anticipate a...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

And I want to clarify ... I'm not stopping in the...

And I want to clarify ... I'm not stopping in the grass just because someone is passing me ... I only pull over when I think I'm causing a hazard ... mainly when I am climbing a hill or going around...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

Had to work late and I'm hooked on bike commuting...

Had to work late and I'm hooked on bike commuting big time ... the forums are nearly a bedtime ritual ...

That's when I knew I was getting old ... when I wanted to go to sleep with thoughts of...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 12:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

Since when does being a good neighbor have to be...

Since when does being a good neighbor have to be "cowering?"
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 12:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

I'm right with you on the "courteous or moral"...

I'm right with you on the "courteous or moral" thing to do earthworm.

Again, I live in a rural area .... no streetsweepers; yes tractors move over; and school buses are by definition in a...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 11:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By TexasEdit

I respectfully disagree - to an extent. I...

I respectfully disagree - to an extent.

I commute in rural East Texas where moving over into the grass is a regular part of my commuting strategy. I ride on rural roads with no shoulders where...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,284
Posted By TexasEdit

Found this strip earlier this week ... now found...

Found this strip earlier this week ... now found this thread ...

Rick - Awesome strip. It is now a daily stop for me. Thank you.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By TexasEdit

I agree with savethekudzu ... I have a Trek 7100...

I agree with savethekudzu ... I have a Trek 7100 and a Giant Cyprus, both in the $350 range, that I commute 18 miles rt with ... both are very comfortable and dependable.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,902,016
Posted By TexasEdit

Thanks, man. I revel in my Fredness :D On a...

Thanks, man. I revel in my Fredness :D

On a related note, I did my first sub-50 minute commute this morning, and that included lugging my 10 pound history textbook on top of my usual pack!!!
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,902,016
Posted By TexasEdit

I don't own a fixed-gear bike and I have never...

I don't own a fixed-gear bike and I have never ridden one .... I have, however, gone on youtube and watched video of folks riding fixies. Very interesting the way the hardcore, "I've got no brakes...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,902,016
Posted By TexasEdit

StokerPoker said: "And TEX: I've often gone back...

StokerPoker said: "And TEX: I've often gone back to steel rims on my more abused bikes. One good thing to know though is that the 27's and the 700's can use the same tubes, just not the same tires."...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,902,016
Posted By TexasEdit

My commuter

OK, here’s my commuter. It is a Giant Cyprus comfort bike with Shimano Altus components.

For all those detail geeks (I say that with respect – I learn a lot from reading the posts from the detail...
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