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12-04-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,606
Posted By bent-not-broken

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
01-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,934
Posted By bent-not-broken

I'm retired now, but my coldest commute was -17...

I'm retired now, but my coldest commute was -17 F, four and a half miles each way. At that temp all skin must be covered. Hands and feet need special attention. Toughest issue for me was protecting...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By bent-not-broken

The answer is yes to both of your theories. That...

The answer is yes to both of your theories. That is a heavy single speed bike with an upright riding position, which will require more effort than a sportier, multi speed bike. Even so one should be...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,918
Posted By bent-not-broken

My favorite also.

My favorite also.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,622
Posted By bent-not-broken

I also moved from synthetics to Merino wool and...

I also moved from synthetics to Merino wool and would never go back. I cannot wear a lot of coarse lambs wool as I can't take the itching, but I love Merino sweaters especially the extra fine. I have...
11-16-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,233
Posted By bent-not-broken

I use a Giro Ski helmet when temps are single...

I use a Giro Ski helmet when temps are single digit F or lower. Ski equipment is often my go to. It is designed for cold weather and wind chill.
Replies: 22
Views: 3,524
Posted By bent-not-broken

That was a nice bike in it's day ( I had a 2001)....

That was a nice bike in it's day ( I had a 2001). In general there is not a strong market for older mt bikes. Even though it has minimal use it will still need an overhaul to the bearings. Condition...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By bent-not-broken

I wouldn't pay over $100. Needs grease, not oil...

I wouldn't pay over $100. Needs grease, not oil to be ready to ride.
Replies: 34
Views: 26,007
Posted By bent-not-broken

Congratulations. One of my favorite bikes.

Congratulations. One of my favorite bikes.
Replies: 26
Views: 19,624
Posted By bent-not-broken

I'd say $250 would be a fair price as a rider.

I'd say $250 would be a fair price as a rider.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,844
Posted By bent-not-broken

I got in one 30 mile commute in January before my...

I got in one 30 mile commute in January before my job was eliminated and I took early retirement. Not the commuting year I hoped for.
Replies: 21
Views: 8,255
Posted By bent-not-broken

I have a Raleigh technium and I find it rides...

I have a Raleigh technium and I find it rides comparable to my vintage steel road bikes. The smaller tubes aren't as stiff as later larger "formed" tubes. Some even complain the frame is too...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By bent-not-broken

I couldn't make bar mitts work in the drops...

I couldn't make bar mitts work in the drops unless I rode outside them. I picked up the moose mitts used so I can't help on where to find them. They appear to be beyond googles reach.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By bent-not-broken

Moose Mitts allow you to ride in the drops: ...

Moose Mitts allow you to ride in the drops:

"Moose Mitts also come in a road bike version for drop bars and, like the MTB version, are made of thick 1000 Denier Cordura and lined on the inside...
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By bent-not-broken

I sold a similar condition blue Trek 400 for $275.

I sold a similar condition blue Trek 400 for $275.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By bent-not-broken

Worth $250 as shown, $350 if lubed, tuned and...

Worth $250 as shown, $350 if lubed, tuned and ready to ride.
05-25-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 19,693
Posted By bent-not-broken

All from garage sales within 5 miles of my house:...

All from garage sales within 5 miles of my house:

1983 trek 500 $10
1985 trek 670 $50
1986 Centurion Le Mans $10
1986 Schwinn Passage $10
1986 Trek 400 $20

All complete and ride able, but...
Replies: 12
Views: 6,523
Posted By bent-not-broken

I agree that is a fair price on a nice bike.

I agree that is a fair price on a nice bike.
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By bent-not-broken

I have a 12.2. Nice bike, claimed to be 26...

I have a 12.2. Nice bike, claimed to be 26 pounds, light for a 1970's Schwinn. As mentioned will require additional investment but a worthwhile bike when done.
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By bent-not-broken

The pictures are a little small to see condition...

The pictures are a little small to see condition details, but it looks like a good deal on a nice bike. Enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
04-16-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By bent-not-broken

Thanks, I now have more time to follow the...

Thanks, I now have more time to follow the forums. As my bike list shows I enjoy refurbishing older road bikes, but like all kinds of bikes and biking. I summarized my experience because it shows it...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By bent-not-broken

Last Commute

I became a victim of "Synergies" after my company was bought out in January. I made my last commute in mid February.

I started commuting 11 years ago at age 46, to help maintain my weight after...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,817
Posted By bent-not-broken

Pass, at least 2X what I would pay.

Pass, at least 2X what I would pay.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,996
Posted By bent-not-broken

With that much seat post showing a new bike with...

With that much seat post showing a new bike with a better fit should improve the ride. A touring bike (vintage) would be my choice.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,062
Posted By bent-not-broken

Half a dozen 12 OZ cups at work after my hour...

Half a dozen 12 OZ cups at work after my hour commute.
02-18-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By bent-not-broken

I'm out the door in 15 minutes. 5 minutes to...

I'm out the door in 15 minutes. 5 minutes to shave and relieve myself and 10 minutes to pile on the clothes and load the bike. I organize everything the night before and shower and dress at work. In...
02-17-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By bent-not-broken

I also found wool inserts to be a big improvement...

I also found wool inserts to be a big improvement in my cold weather bike shoes.
Replies: 36
Views: 29,962
Posted By bent-not-broken

I bought one new in the early 1980's when a local...

I bought one new in the early 1980's when a local dept store went out of business. Probably paid about $75 then. It was a step up from my late 1970's Kmart All-Pro. Picked one up abandoned by the...
01-27-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,762
Posted By bent-not-broken

Winter adds about 5 minutes to my preparation for...

Winter adds about 5 minutes to my preparation for a 15 mile commute when temps are 20 -30 F. Key for me is planning and organizing the night before.
01-22-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,401
Posted By bent-not-broken

That bike is too small for you. I would flip and...

That bike is too small for you. I would flip and look for a larger frame.
Replies: 19
Views: 7,280
Posted By bent-not-broken

I'd lube it and ride it as is as a bad weather...

I'd lube it and ride it as is as a bad weather bike. As mentioned not worth upgrades.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,752
Posted By bent-not-broken

Multi-tool with chain breaker, tube, patch kit...

Multi-tool with chain breaker, tube, patch kit with levers, frame pump, missing link. 15 mile rural commute requires preparedness. Learned about chain tool and missing link after a five mile walk...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 17,104
Posted By bent-not-broken

Product Development for a Paper Manufacturer.

Product Development for a Paper Manufacturer.
12-17-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,751
Posted By bent-not-broken

The natural variation in a wood beam is far...

The natural variation in a wood beam is far greater than the impact of such a small hole.
Replies: 34
Views: 3,969
Posted By bent-not-broken

Biopace should have no impact on crank removal,...

Biopace should have no impact on crank removal, as it refers to the rings. Square tapered fits can be quite tight.
11-21-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By bent-not-broken

I sweat a lot so I have collected a variety of...

I sweat a lot so I have collected a variety of different weight merino sweaters that I wear over a light merino base, with a wind resistant shell. I choose the thickness based on the temperature....
11-18-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,585
Posted By bent-not-broken

Try ebay

Try ebay
Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By bent-not-broken

The charger on my knock off was defective. Kind...

The charger on my knock off was defective. Kind of scary inside. I replaced the thin wire and re soldered the connections and get it to work.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,523
Posted By bent-not-broken

I ride recumbent by choice not because of...

I ride recumbent by choice not because of necessity.
11-12-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By bent-not-broken

How much of the time are your hands actually on...

How much of the time are your hands actually on the levers? Should be minimal.
11-12-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,642
Posted By bent-not-broken

My solution as well. I don't know if it is old...

My solution as well. I don't know if it is old grease getting stiff or moisture, but the WD-40 flush worked for me on 'old' freehubs. The fact it didn't reoccur makes me believe it was old grease.
11-12-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,203
Posted By bent-not-broken

A picture and details of the rim and bike...

A picture and details of the rim and bike involved would allow a more informed answer. Front or rear wheel? For casual riding of a single wall rim I would put a washer behind the nipple and ride it,...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By bent-not-broken

I would say $250 - $300 in the spring. Hard to...

I would say $250 - $300 in the spring. Hard to sell now.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,023
Posted By bent-not-broken

You definitely need to carry a spare tube and be...

You definitely need to carry a spare tube and be prepared to fix a flat. That Trek should fit a 28mm tire but the trip is definitely doable with the current tires
Forum: Commuting
11-05-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,282
Posted By bent-not-broken

I carry lunch every day. Fruit, veggies, meat,...

I carry lunch every day. Fruit, veggies, meat, leftovers. Each is packed in appropriate container - Tupperware, baggie etc., then placed in a plastic grocery bag and stuffed in the pannier along with...
11-05-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,417
Posted By bent-not-broken

My coldest 5 mile commute was -26F. At this temp...

My coldest 5 mile commute was -26F. At this temp eye protection becomes the biggest challenge for me, esp if there is any wind.

I actually look forward to temps below 32 F when water becomes solid.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By bent-not-broken

If it fits, $300 is a fair price.

If it fits, $300 is a fair price.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,542
Posted By bent-not-broken

57 + 30 = 87

57 + 30 = 87
10-10-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,750
Posted By bent-not-broken

Over the past 10 years I have slowly accumulated...

Over the past 10 years I have slowly accumulated more and more Merino wool kit. This week I wore wool socks, thrift store merino LS sweater as a base layer with a Sugio wool jersey and a wool cap...
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