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Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By nashcommguy

Same concept as mine except they look much more...

Same concept as mine except they look much more streamlined. The holes are horizontal and are located where the lense meets the frame. Do a zoom after clicking on the glasses and you'll see what I...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By nashcommguy

This stuff does work. What I do is drill four...

This stuff does work. What I do is drill four 3/32 holes into and across the top of the lenses. This allows the warm air to escape keeping the lower part of the lense clear. I use plastic goggles...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,086
Posted By nashcommguy

Yeah, I'd look somewhere else. When I do have to...

Yeah, I'd look somewhere else. When I do have to lock up my rig I look for something that's not right out in the open or could be construed as 'municipal' property.
08-27-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By nashcommguy

Print up some business cards and start your own. ...

Print up some business cards and start your own. Don't use the 'flyers in the windshield' routine. People will save a business card, but toss a flyer into the trash. Afa insurance goes you may be...
08-26-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,420
Posted By nashcommguy

53 mph under full touring load.

53 mph under full touring load.
08-25-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By nashcommguy

Yeah, but they'll never take me alive!

Yeah, but they'll never take me alive!
Forum: Commuting
08-25-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,408
Posted By nashcommguy

Amen! My recommendation would be a Ruger LCP. ...

Amen! My recommendation would be a Ruger LCP. 1+6 w/a .380 shell. I'd get full metal jackets or hollowpoint. http://www.ruger.com/products/lcp/models.html

It's not a target pistol. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By nashcommguy

+1 The only time I do recreational/fitness rides...

+1 The only time I do recreational/fitness rides is on my fg.
Forum: Touring
08-23-12, 10:11 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By nashcommguy

Dude, getta life. :rolleyes:

Dude, getta life. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By nashcommguy

Great! Except that's not the OP's bike. ...

Great! Except that's not the OP's bike. Couldn't see a hole where one could get this type of V-brake by-pass bracket onto the bike. I was looking for a drill out, but couldn't see past the...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By nashcommguy

Ok, the first thing you have to do is take the...

Ok, the first thing you have to do is take the reflector off so it doesn't light up and obscure what it is you're trying to show us when you use the flash on your camera. :thumb: Then use a more...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By nashcommguy

Had a turquoise/chrome Murray when I was a kid...

Had a turquoise/chrome Murray when I was a kid w/a kickback hub. This is no different. One simply 'kicks back' quickly as when braking when wanting to change gears. Sort of like the Schlumpf bb...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By nashcommguy

Mavic A719 rims, DT Alpine 3 spokes, Phil Wood...

Mavic A719 rims, DT Alpine 3 spokes, Phil Wood CRF500 Frt road hub 32 or 36h 3x, Phil Wood CSS733 Rear Touring hub 40h 4x. Handbuilt by the best wheelbuilder you know. You'll pass them on to your...
08-21-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By nashcommguy

Bike racing always interests me because it's so...

Bike racing always interests me because it's so intense. These guys do 25 mph+ for a hundred miles and I can hold that pace for about 3/4 mile. :p Then they SPRINT at the end! :eek: A friend of...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,062
Posted By nashcommguy

Recently, I ran across a posting of a guy who had...

Recently, I ran across a posting of a guy who had a camera pointed towards the rear and the front. The rear caught the harrassers faces and the front caught the licence plate number. Indisputable...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By nashcommguy

Take it to a lbs (local bike shop) that...

Take it to a lbs (local bike shop) that specializes in restoring old bikes to rideable condition. Anywhere else will try to talk you into a new bike. Lurk on th Commuter sub-forums for all the info...
08-20-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 94,652
Posted By nashcommguy

I think Shaq may be looking for something to do...

I think Shaq may be looking for something to do now that his playing days are over. :p You'd need beefier tires, though.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,062
Posted By nashcommguy

Listen to this guy. ^^^ That being said don't...

Listen to this guy. ^^^ That being said don't expect any sympathy from govt reps. They all think you're nuts and in their way, anyway. Get numbers(meaning voters)and video proof. Then they have...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By nashcommguy

Here's a pic of my beast: 268536 My...

Here's a pic of my beast:
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My commute happens to be exactly the same as yours. www.bikeisland.com has fenders for 34.00 that will fit the bike you posted. No shipping. It doesn't appear...
08-19-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 320,872
Posted By nashcommguy

268360 Bikes Direct bike. Schwalbe Marathon...

268360
Bikes Direct bike. Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. Purchased in May of 2008 and have logged 24,000+ in commuting/utility mileage. One re-build including a Lemond saddle, new rear hub, rear...
08-19-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By nashcommguy

There are 2 creeks on my daily commute and...

There are 2 creeks on my daily commute and several resident blue herons at differing points. Sometimes, they'll take off as I pass and fly next to me for a few moments then always veer off to the...
08-19-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,543
Posted By nashcommguy

Woukd seem like the fewer the cogs the chain was...

Woukd seem like the fewer the cogs the chain was desiged for the beefier it would be. Find something still on the market for 5/6/7 cog fws. www.harriscyclery.com usually has oddball stuff like...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By nashcommguy

Somebody sunk alot of jack into upgrades on this...

Somebody sunk alot of jack into upgrades on this beaut. I was tempted a few years ago to get one but the price put me off @ 750.00 discounted. So, I built my own for half that w/better comps than...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By nashcommguy

Essential info.^^^ Get good lighting and tires. ...

Essential info.^^^ Get good lighting and tires. Don't cheap out on either of them. Niterider Mi-Newt Cordless 150 is basic and can be had for 50.00 online. Cygolite Hot Shot for the rear is...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By nashcommguy

If you're this confused why post to this thread...

If you're this confused why post to this thread at all? :rolleyes:

Go ahead on SweetNightmare it does get better and easier. Pay no attention to the trolls. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,111
Posted By nashcommguy

You've commuted all 5 days and done 100 mile fg...

You've commuted all 5 days and done 100 mile fg ride on Saturday. You're driving your car somewhere on Sunday. You see a couple of cyclists. You feel guilty.
08-17-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By nashcommguy

Just went through the gallery of pics and...

Just went through the gallery of pics and everything named here as being necessary to mount fenders is there. The fork is drilled and there are threaded fender bosses. The rear has a brake cross...
08-16-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By nashcommguy

+1 just make sure the pedals are dual-sided and...

+1 just make sure the pedals are dual-sided and you get cleats as well. Get the thinnest cleats you can find to eliminate the 'click' when off the bike as much as possible.

Go to...
08-16-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,633
Posted By nashcommguy

Well, if one is going to do something like this...

Well, if one is going to do something like this why not get a SA 3 sp fixed rig? Even w/all the bad reviews it ought to hold up for 545 miles, don't cha think? It would be alot simpler, though it...
08-15-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,014
Posted By nashcommguy

Hey Chicago...that's where I started...

Hey Chicago...that's where I started cycle-commuting! 25 years ago. :notamused: No bike lanes in those days. Then Mayor/cycle-commuter Daley got elected and the rest is history. If I was...
08-15-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 219,673
Posted By nashcommguy

Here's a pic of my fg set up for commuting: ...

Here's a pic of my fg set up for commuting:

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The frameset is an 80s Fuji Del-Rey sb/pc sparkle black. The hbrs, stem and headset are all original. The gearing is 48x15. Brakeset is...
08-15-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,014
Posted By nashcommguy

Way too high for urban. Especially NYC. You got...

Way too high for urban. Especially NYC. You got a deathwish? You looking to have double knee replacement in your early 30s?

My gearing is 48x15 fixed, but I live rural and most of my rides are...
08-14-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,619
Posted By nashcommguy

Here's mine. Set up for commuting. Going to...

Here's mine. Set up for commuting. Going to change out the Raceblades for the new long coverage ones as these are functionally worthless. I know, what's up w/t green wb? 99cts @ Goodwill. Deal...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By nashcommguy

Very big of you. Thanks. but no thanks. ...

Very big of you. Thanks. but no thanks. Condescension isn't required or appreciated.

I'm on my 3d rear which was replaced about one month ago. Each of the previous 2 had over 10,000+ miles on...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,720
Posted By nashcommguy

This so preposteously stupid it's got to be a...

This so preposteously stupid it's got to be a joke...right? Really. It is a joke, isn't it? Nobody in their right mind would seriously suggest to a group of experienced, seasoned bicycle commuters...
Forum: Touring
08-14-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,201
Posted By nashcommguy

+1 These look the best in all the contempory...

+1 These look the best in all the contempory short/liner combos. My favs have long been a pair of Pearl Izumi Detour mtb shorts. They're about 13 years old and still going strong. Wish they...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,182
Posted By nashcommguy

Saw a wolverine, yes a wolverine on the Natchez...

Saw a wolverine, yes a wolverine on the Natchez Trace Parkway on cold November night. Then riding home from my 2nd shift stint as I was rounding a corner of an isolated road I happened upon a herd...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,911
Posted By nashcommguy

Used this and 2 Park TL5s to mount my Schwalbe...

Used this and 2 Park TL5s to mount my Schwalbe Marathon Plus'. 28mm onto Alex R500s. Really tough. Had to use liquid soap, too. The height of a given rim is also important. 25mm SMPs onto Sun...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By nashcommguy

+1 A Hardrock is like an old Schwinn rb, any...

+1 A Hardrock is like an old Schwinn rb, any bike-boom Pac-Rim rb or alot of mtbs of that era. The frames were great and one can upgrade them w/parts readily available and relatively inexpensive. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,574
Posted By nashcommguy

35 miles SW. 12 miles past Leiper's Fork close...

35 miles SW. 12 miles past Leiper's Fork close to the Maury County lin. 0.5 mi off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Cycling is really unbelievable in this area. Used to live in Music Row on 17th. Rode...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,870
Posted By nashcommguy

I had a 90s Fuji Discovery which was a...

I had a 90s Fuji Discovery which was a hardtail/fork, 3x7 gearing that I rode for about 5 years. Very similar bike. W/t aforementioned 1.75x26 flat resistant street tires it will make an excellent...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By nashcommguy

The seat...errr saddle :p looks good. The next...

The seat...errr saddle :p looks good. The next logical step in comfort. It's got good narrowness(no thigh chafing) and length(can get back on one's pelvic 'sit bones') and a cutout to take...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By nashcommguy

Thanks, Slim! One gets so used to disagreements,...

Thanks, Slim! One gets so used to disagreements, snarkiness and or nit-picking on BF that when someone actually gives out a compliment :eek: it's quite beyond my BF experience. :p
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By nashcommguy

One can doubt all one wants. Purchased a set of...

One can doubt all one wants. Purchased a set of 700x28mm SMPs in late May of 2008 and have averaged 5000+ mpy in commuting/utility mileage. Have gotten the mileage on the front. Am on my 3d rear...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,574
Posted By nashcommguy

Could only find blue, gray and yellow in the...

Could only find blue, gray and yellow in the CX2x9 model. I have seen MB chrome framesets on BD, but can't remember the models.

Btw, forgot to mention my commute is 33 miles rt daily. Clothing...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By nashcommguy

Did you use the 2 container system? Cleaning and...

Did you use the 2 container system? Cleaning and waterproofing. There's a set available on Amazon.

I've got a set of J&G Clothing waterproof/breathable raingear. Jacket, pants and helmet cover....
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,574
Posted By nashcommguy

I agree. That's why it's my main commuter. The...

I agree. That's why it's my main commuter. The fg gets used consistantly, but not for my commute much as I've got an 18% 0.4 mile climb w/a 500ft elevation difference total on my homeward leg. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,574
Posted By nashcommguy

Well, it's got all the look of a rb, but I think...

Well, it's got all the look of a rb, but I think cantilever calipers and a slightly heavier frameset w/rack bosses put it into the CX/Utility catagory. 28mm tires, especialy SMPs are prettty...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By nashcommguy

You may want to 'lock out' the suspension fork to...

You may want to 'lock out' the suspension fork to give a stiffer ride. It'll give you a little more speeed and you'll feel the road more.

And yes, by all means roll the handlebars away from from...
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