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07-01-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,926
Posted By flyjimmy

I always carry two helmets. A road bike one for...

I always carry two helmets. A road bike one for paved surfaces and a mountain bike helmet for the dirt. Should I plan on 3 or will a new gravel specific helmet suffice for all non paved roads? Or...
07-01-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,926
Posted By flyjimmy

I love the banana helmet. It would go perfect...

I love the banana helmet. It would go perfect with my coconut bikini top.
06-30-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By flyjimmy

I do have the same Bontrager pro 3 rims on my...

I do have the same Bontrager pro 3 rims on my road bike (without the v designation) and have been happy so far. There is no rush to get new wheels on the gravel bike so itís nice to hear different...
06-30-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By flyjimmy

Do you think 25mm vs 23mm internal is that much...

Do you think 25mm vs 23mm internal is that much of a difference? Assuming 40mm tires. Is there a point where it becomes too wide?
06-30-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By flyjimmy

Thanks. The biggest difference is the Bontrager...

Thanks. The biggest difference is the Bontrager rims are 25 mm internal verses 23mm for the Hunts. Hunt is also a bit cheaper. Iím wondering what would be better for 40 mm tires.
06-28-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By flyjimmy

Hunt 35 Carbon Gravel or Bontrager Aerolus Pro 3V?

For my Checkpoint ALR 5. Thoughts on either?
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,760
Posted By flyjimmy

Bontrager quick release pvc basket and rack

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/66a68521_29cc_4c4e_871d_cfe7df711927_cd6ea5b0d0f7e0bbb055597b717c16ac4c504ac8.jpeg

Quick release basket and trunk Also for sale
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,760
Posted By flyjimmy

Bontrager PVC wicker basket

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/df617e72_b09b_4c3b_9fc5_b3dd60f660aa_a35478b187990975a3f87ac629f84382a9a4fe6e.jpeg
06-13-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,243
Posted By flyjimmy

HAY! That was funny!

HAY! That was funny!
06-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,008
Posted By flyjimmy

I find that with most nonessential purchases the...

I find that with most nonessential purchases the critics acceptable maximum price is whatever they paid for their similar purchase.
06-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,008
Posted By flyjimmy

The key to understanding the original post lies...

The key to understanding the original post lies with ďif I had..Ē.
06-10-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,415
Posted By flyjimmy

I never never noticed.

I never never noticed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,949
Posted By flyjimmy

Nice to know. Thanks

Nice to know. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,949
Posted By flyjimmy

What year is your …monda and does it have rim or...

What year is your …monda and does it have rim or disc brakes?

the ALR 4 rim brake model is slightly above the OPs budget. Maybe a sale or a bit of negotiations could make it work. I have an ALR 6...
05-24-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,396
Posted By flyjimmy

Pedestrians have a right to cross at the the...

Pedestrians have a right to cross at the the crosswalk. It wouldn’t be prudent to step into the path of a speeding car.
05-24-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,396
Posted By flyjimmy

So to be clear. One is the victim of assault....

So to be clear. One is the victim of assault. Then as far as we know does not file a police report or take any legal action. He then goes on a public forum for advice alluding to defending himself...
05-24-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,257
Posted By flyjimmy

Cool jersey! Thanks for posting.

Cool jersey! Thanks for posting.
05-24-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,257
Posted By flyjimmy

I know a guy who was a train conductor and is now...

I know a guy who was a train conductor and is now a flight attendant. He was never a lawyer.
05-24-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,257
Posted By flyjimmy

Yesterday I had coffee with a lawyer. He didnít...

Yesterday I had coffee with a lawyer. He didnít break any rules or laws that I know. He also was not wearing a jersey.
05-24-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,396
Posted By flyjimmy

If you choose to knowingly go where you will...

If you choose to knowingly go where you will most likely find trouble is it really self defense if you get into an altercation? Itís a fine line but starts to sound like vigilantism.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,232
Posted By flyjimmy

Does anyone know if I would need reservations for...

Does anyone know if I would need reservations for camping during the last week in June?
05-17-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,137
Posted By flyjimmy

40 hours plus commute time. Add a couple of kids...

40 hours plus commute time. Add a couple of kids with soccer practice and a host of other activities and time gets pretty scarce. I get that that volunteer work is a nice thing. Some just donít have...
05-16-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,116
Posted By flyjimmy

Report it to the police. If they are bulling you...

Report it to the police. If they are bulling you they are probably doing it to others as well. It can hurt to have it documented.
05-16-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,137
Posted By flyjimmy

So a guy who works all week and has no time to...

So a guy who works all week and has no time to volunteer doesnít ďearnĒ the bike he buys his kid at Walmart?
05-15-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,949
Posted By flyjimmy

That should make your riding partners ride...

That should make your riding partners ride faster. So they can stay upwind.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,499
Posted By flyjimmy

So you debated with yourself over stealing a...

So you debated with yourself over stealing a kickstand? Sorta like justifying stealing the ATM because the bank has just been robbed anyway.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By flyjimmy

Someone posted something about 1000 and the...

Someone posted something about 1000 and the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe I miss read but I took it to mean that prices were 1000 more in the USA.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By flyjimmy

The Amsterdam bike shop prices are about the same...

The Amsterdam bike shop prices are about the same as I’ve seen in Europe. I don’t see a 1000 dollar difference.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,544
Posted By flyjimmy

I use the showers pass elite as a shell all...

I use the showers pass elite as a shell all winter rain or shine. The ventilation is great.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,499
Posted By flyjimmy

Good sports or not I bet they both locked their...

Good sports or not I bet they both locked their bikes up properly going forward.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,666
Posted By flyjimmy

Funny thing. I thought that I might have been the...

Funny thing. I thought that I might have been the OP of this thread and forgot that I had posted it. Until I got to Ontario instead of N.J.
Like many others I just can’t tolerate the cold anymore....
05-09-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,368
Posted By flyjimmy

I’m just not going to feel comfortable on gravel...

I’m just not going to feel comfortable on gravel anymore with my old school 105.
05-06-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,738
Posted By flyjimmy

Real men don’t want to kick the toddler in the...

Real men don’t want to kick the toddler in the face. I ride a “girls bike” around town. It’s a big heavy steel cross frame. My son always rode to school on the back rack. It gets loaded up in the...
05-05-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,524
Posted By flyjimmy

Brompton

Brompton
05-02-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By flyjimmy

I have one on my Dutch bike. It’s nice to use as...

I have one on my Dutch bike. It’s nice to use as a deterrent when the bike is insight.out of sight always warrants an additional lock. It does weigh 65 pounds so running with the rear wheel locked...
05-02-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,427
Posted By flyjimmy

My biggest gripe about MUPs is that I find many...

My biggest gripe about MUPs is that I find many of the regular people do give way to me or take the time to stop and admire me as a cyclist.
04-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,427
Posted By flyjimmy

My Carbon Steed, my Armoured suit of Lycra, my...

My Carbon Steed, my Armoured suit of Lycra, my hair blowing in the wind. Yes I am King of the MUP.
I must add that the MUP in my Kingdom is not 3 but 3 and 1 half miles long. I ride it’s entire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By flyjimmy

Tires

Hi
Any thoughts or recommendations for a new set of tires for a Trek …monda ALR 6? I have Aerolus Pro 3 rims and was thinking of something tubeless in a 25. I would like some flat protection with a...
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,316
Posted By flyjimmy

Thanks Spinnaker

Thanks Spinnaker
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,316
Posted By flyjimmy

Are there any issues finding campgrounds on the...

Are there any issues finding campgrounds on the GAP without reservations? I want to go sometime in late June after school letís out with my 11 year old. My unpredictable work schedule makes it hard...
03-25-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,292
Posted By flyjimmy

Why does European Vacation suddenly come to mind?

Why does European Vacation suddenly come to mind?
03-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,409
Posted By flyjimmy

So much for the Flux Capacitor.

So much for the Flux Capacitor.
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,651
Posted By flyjimmy

Also riding with no hands and singing Iím a...

Also riding with no hands and singing Iím a ďLittle Tea PotĒ will keep off the Jackalopes but will attract other possibly unwanted attention. So here in lies the dilemma.
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,651
Posted By flyjimmy

Absolutely the truth. Studies have shown that...

Absolutely the truth. Studies have shown that paper bags and flashlights are of no use against chupacabres. I think itís even stated on Wikipedia. So there ya go.
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,651
Posted By flyjimmy

You canít believe everything on Wikipedia.

You canít believe everything on Wikipedia.
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,651
Posted By flyjimmy

Jackalopes are just make believe. Like...

Jackalopes are just make believe. Like leprechauns, unicorns, or eskimos.
01-21-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,503
Posted By flyjimmy

I gotta say after moving to NJ I find it’s much...

I gotta say after moving to NJ I find it’s much nicer then the turnpike I was always familiar with. I still miss NYC but Jersey has lots of great towns for kids.

A coworker of mine always said...
01-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,503
Posted By flyjimmy

As an ex New Yorker I totally agree as this was...

As an ex New Yorker I totally agree as this was very often my experience. Now as a family guy in New Jersey I find that NJ is also an exception to that rule oddly enough usually broken by New...
01-17-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By flyjimmy

It’s great. They also started a non animated...

It’s great. They also started a non animated series in Japan.
01-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By flyjimmy

The great thing about using that bike is that...

The great thing about using that bike is that you could always replace it at any Walmart along the way.
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