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Forum: Commuting
05-29-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By latortilla

It may not be quite the style you want, but I've...

It may not be quite the style you want, but I've been super intrigued by the how handy the new Burley Travoy (http://www.burley.com/home/bur/page_416/travoy.html) looks:...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By latortilla

If it's not too late, you should consider the SE...

If it's not too late, you should consider the SE Lager (http://www.sebikes.com/Singlespeed/Lager-(1).aspx) (just a little more expensive than your range) or the Draft...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,273
Posted By latortilla

I bought a pair of pants and the hooded jacket...

I bought a pair of pants and the hooded jacket from the RainShield O2 Rainwear (http://www.rainshield.com/p_cycling.html) set of clothing. They were waterproof, super light weight, super-duper...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-09, 10:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,083
Posted By latortilla

"That's right, Ice...Man. I'm DANGEROUS...

"That's right, Ice...Man. I'm DANGEROUS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pc2k_WGm3U)."
Forum: Commuting
07-04-09, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By latortilla

I commute whenever I can from Cleve Hts to work...

I commute whenever I can from Cleve Hts to work at UH. Shoot me a message when you get a chance and we can talk some more.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By latortilla

I commute whenever I can from Cleve Hts to work...

I commute whenever I can from Cleve Hts to work at UH. Shoot me a message when you get a chance and we can talk some more.
04-12-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,660
Posted By latortilla

By day: mild-mannered otolaryngology resident ...

By day: mild-mannered otolaryngology resident
By night: tired mild-mannered otolaryngology resident

Great idea for a post!
Forum: Commuting
03-14-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 34,414
Posted By latortilla

Just checked out your strip - just wanted to give...

Just checked out your strip - just wanted to give a shout-out from one Cleveland rider to another! Keep up the good work!
01-05-09, 01:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By latortilla

How I decide to ride: 1) Stand beside bike. ...

How I decide to ride:
1) Stand beside bike.
2) Push sideways on it to see if the wheels slip out to the side.
3) If it doesn't slip too easily, then I jump on and go.
4) If it does, take the bus...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By latortilla

One good turn deserves another...

Don't you love it when people shriek at the top of their lungs out the passenger window just as they drive past you? It's kinda awesome.

The other day, this happened to me on my way home and as...
06-23-08, 02:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,257
Posted By latortilla

This is what I'm riding now: 42x16, with the old...

This is what I'm riding now: 42x16, with the old front brake still in. No complaints!
06-11-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 37,522
Posted By latortilla

for one person's 3 part longitudinal review of...

for one person's 3 part longitudinal review of the se lager, check out commutebybike.com (the following link is just the 3rd and final installment):...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,401
Posted By latortilla

lush makes some great deodorant products, a lot...

lush makes some great deodorant products, a lot of them Al free:
http://www2.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/catzoom.html?mv_arg=Deodorants

i use aromarant, which is sold from the store wrapped in paper,...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,167
Posted By latortilla

of course there's nothing wrong being a vegan...

of course there's nothing wrong being a vegan hippie liberal riding a bike to help reduce carbon emissions...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,372
Posted By latortilla

Have you thought about Pittsburgh? It's a great...

Have you thought about Pittsburgh? It's a great historic city rapidly leaving its industrial, steel-working past behind with a lot of interesting neighborhoods within the city well along the revival...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-07, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By latortilla

There are lots of jackets available for...

There are lots of jackets available for commuting. I like using an REI brand jacket bought several years ago (that model is no longer available), but their website has several great options like the...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-07, 11:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,496
Posted By latortilla

An argument often heard from riders who do not...

An argument often heard from riders who do not wear helmets is, "It's my head; what I do does not affect other people." Unfortunately, it does. You show up in my emergency room and I have to suture...
03-22-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,277
Posted By latortilla

Can you figure out how to center these cantilever brakes?

Because I can't. The right side is always touching the wheel, even if I advance more brake cable through the holding bolt, reducing the slack between the center Y-link and the brake handle. There...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-05, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By latortilla

I've heard Laseredge cited a number of times on...

I've heard Laseredge cited a number of times on this forum (http://www.bicyclelights.com/index.html). Their products are very reasonably priced and the construction seems fairly solid.

I am...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-04, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By latortilla

Like dobber, I also immediately thought about...

Like dobber, I also immediately thought about suggesting the Surly Cross-check (cyclocross/all purpose) or Surly Long Haul Trucker (touring). If building up a bike by yourself scares you, any good...
Forum: Introductions
10-27-04, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By latortilla

To Gus: They've had a pretty good year so far,...

To Gus:
They've had a pretty good year so far, though most of their wins have come from teams with losing records. The encouraging signs of good things to come are there: a renewed commitment to...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-04, 11:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,635
Posted By latortilla

These rain gear threads always seem to feature...

These rain gear threads always seem to feature ample discussion of jackets vs. ponchos vs. wet but warm. My problem, however, with riding in the rain is conquering the footwear problem.

If I am...
Forum: Introductions
10-17-04, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By latortilla

I've had enough. Enough lurking. Enough posting...

I've had enough. Enough lurking. Enough posting and running like a guerilla in the mist. I realize now it's time to come clean, to emerge from the shadows, to make everything whole again.

Allow...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-04, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By latortilla

Have you thought about using a rack? The Jandd...

Have you thought about using a rack? The Jandd Explorer racks have a bit of metal down the middle that would help block a lot of road spray and reduce the risk of skunk stripe on rainy days. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 11:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,196
Posted By latortilla

I noticed today while putting on my Super Bright...

I noticed today while putting on my Super Bright Geek Vest that the back is mostly hidden by my messenger bag. A lot of good it's doing underneath there! I suppose a bit of the tail may show but...
Forum: Touring
10-14-04, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By latortilla

as a side note i noticed a suggestion on this...

as a side note
i noticed a suggestion on this board
or elsewhere
about pacsafe (http://www.pac-safe.com/)
seems like an interesting tool
but have heard some reviews claim it's too heavy...
Forum: Touring
10-13-04, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By latortilla

securing panniers during daytrip

am planning a tour
it is likely i will want to do some daytrips
every now and then in between stops
during the day
without being loaded down by the panniers
any suggestions on how to secure them...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-04, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,288
Posted By latortilla

on a raleigh c40 hybrid in a medium size...

on a raleigh c40 hybrid
in a medium size messenger bag from courierware
i carry the following:

white coat (with stethoscope, flashlight, tuning forks, etc.)
shirt, undershirt, tie
sometimes...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-04, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By latortilla

we've probably all had a story like this mine...

we've probably all had a story like this
mine was at an intersection where i had taken the lane
preparing for a left turn with my arm out signalling
the woman pulls up on my left side
in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By latortilla

Another internet resource to check out is...

Another internet resource to check out is http://www.bikewebsite.com. It has good brief overview of some easy stuff you can do to tune up your bike without overhauling it.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-04, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,265
Posted By latortilla

i don't really need my bike to commute to work ...

i don't really need my bike to commute to work
there is a convenient bus that swings right by the hospital
that also stops about 1 block from my place
but it takes about the same amount of time as...
09-26-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By latortilla

identity crisis

just finished reading a thread
about being stopped in a school zone
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=67480

one of the problems with cycling
is deciding whether the bike is a vehicle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-04, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By latortilla

sorry to hear about your fall road rash sucks ...

sorry to hear about your fall
road rash sucks

bandaging your face wound is optional
it could be a pain in the ass to find something that will actually cover it
depending on the shape, you know...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-04, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By latortilla

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll probably...

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll probably check out Turin since it's probably the closest -- perhaps if I get a free weekend, I'll make it out to Wheatridge or one of the others.

See you on...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-04, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By latortilla

recommended lbs in denver?

hey everybody
i'm in denver, co for about 4 wks
looking for a good local lbs
closer to my place (near the botanical gardens) is preferred
but of course i'll do anything for good service
any...
08-22-04, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By latortilla

hey everybody i'm in denver, co for about 4 wks...

hey everybody
i'm in denver, co for about 4 wks
looking for a good local lbs
closer to my place (near the botanical gardens) is preferred
but of course i'll do anything for good service
any...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-04, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By latortilla

3-4 mi round trip wicking top + dress bottoms &...

3-4 mi round trip
wicking top + dress bottoms & shoes + velcro reflective bands to keep pants out of cranks
water on the face in the bathroom to cool off
change into undershirt + dress shirt + tie...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-04, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,919
Posted By latortilla

A fancier version of the plastic pail pannier is...

A fancier version of the plastic pail pannier is available from Cobbworks (http://www.cobbworks.com/index.html) out in Washington state. Their version costs a little more than the homemade system...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-04, 09:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,038
Posted By latortilla

Too bad the bacteria will eventually win. It's a...

Too bad the bacteria will eventually win. It's a lot easier to stay ahead of the game when you aren't worried about profit margins and maxing out a patent.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-04, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,125
Posted By latortilla

When I was in rehab for a torn ligament in my...

When I was in rehab for a torn ligament in my knee, the two exercises I performed to strengthen my quad were leg presses and quad extensions. However, in both cases, I was not allowed to exceed an...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-04, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By latortilla

I remember seeing your rig on one of these...

I remember seeing your rig on one of these threads and noticing your fugeddaboutit (sp?) lock from Kryptonite. That'll definitely help maximize that visual deterrence. However, I just can't imagine...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-04, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By latortilla

Time for a total n00b question: how exactly does...

Time for a total n00b question: how exactly does one clean the cranks? I have found a lot of websites telling me what the cranks are, but nothing that says this is how you clean it, step by step. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-04, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,323
Posted By latortilla

ds81, congrats on starting your 1st year of med...

ds81, congrats on starting your 1st year of med school; I'm a 4th year myself. You're right when you say that a long day can really tire you out, but my rides into the hospital early in the morning...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-04, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By latortilla

Question for your NYC commuters out there (and...

Question for your NYC commuters out there (and anyone else commuting in big, bad cities):

How secure do you think Sheldon Brown's suggestion of 1 cable lock through front wheel, frame, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-04, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By latortilla

to answer your question, RonH no, i am not...

to answer your question, RonH
no, i am not joking
i usually wipe down the chain with a old t-shirt
and reapply the lube
every now and then i'll actually get out the hose
i don't think i'm a lazy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-04, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By latortilla

is rain riding always a hassle

have been lusting after a road bike for a while now
however, i worry about maintenance
it's not hard, i know
but i just hate wiping stuff down after rain riding, for example

i always lube the...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-04, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By latortilla

A Hobbit fan, eh?

A Hobbit fan, eh?
Forum: Commuting
07-21-04, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,704
Posted By latortilla

bikes can take you where you need to go they...

bikes can take you where you need to go
they are cheaper and easier to maintain than cars
riding is also a good source of exercise as well as transportation

however
you can't take someone else...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-04, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By latortilla

I pack a breathable/waterproof jacket from...

I pack a breathable/waterproof jacket from Northface and a pair of b/wp pants from Red Thunder -- they keep me dry and I tend not to sweat too much on the way to work and back. The two items of...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-04, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By latortilla

It sounds like you want a bike for commuting...

It sounds like you want a bike for commuting purposes. While this may sound like I'm stating the obvious, the point I'm trying to make is non-trivial. You could buy a spanking new road bike but...
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