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Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,317
Posted By Harhir

Same for me. I take it into the store and load it...

Same for me. I take it into the store and load it in the store. It is a very convenient trailer for grocery shopping. However I use the standard bag and for stability I use a cheap IKEA trash can...
07-05-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By Harhir

30 miles in and around Plano TX with a small...

30 miles in and around Plano TX with a small group. With temperatures in mid 90s, 70% humidity and gusty winds we all were worn out after the 30 miles. But it was fun.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,734
Posted By Harhir

Bike weight is an issue for some people. Not...

Bike weight is an issue for some people. Not necessarily for riding but if you have to carry a bike up stairs or lift into bike rack or up on car rack the weight can be issue. My wife ditched her...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,734
Posted By Harhir

Thanks. I was not aware of that and need to look...

Thanks. I was not aware of that and need to look into that. That would make life a bit easier.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,256
Posted By Harhir

Yes in Europe most bikes have fenders. Over there...

Yes in Europe most bikes have fenders. Over there the bikes are utility vehicles first. Yes they ride fender less mountain bikes and road bikes too but the majority of the bikes are the utility bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,615
Posted By Harhir

Depends on how hot and how cold. lol. When the...

Depends on how hot and how cold. lol. When the afternoon temperature climbs above 100 here in Texas I would prefer cold drizzle any time but as long as we talking up to low 90s I prefer the sun....
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,734
Posted By Harhir

Yes they are heavy. Mine is like a tank....

Yes they are heavy. Mine is like a tank. Everything is made from steel including the fenders. And with 3 speeds it requires some good legs when going uphill. The enclosed chain guard is cool but a...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,734
Posted By Harhir

I have a mid 80s 3-speed step through Gazelle...

I have a mid 80s 3-speed step through Gazelle which I occasionally used as commuter bike and a 94 Euro style city/trekking bike which was my main commuter bike for years. But I don't ride both much...
06-26-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,494
Posted By Harhir

I actually moved from flat pedals to combo pedals...

I actually moved from flat pedals to combo pedals with cleats on one side and flat pedal on the other side. Since riding recumbents I actually prefer clipless since I can push and pull.
Because of...
06-20-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,444
Posted By Harhir

Plano and Allen is mainly suburbia. I have 5.5...

Plano and Allen is mainly suburbia. I have 5.5 miles commute. About 2 miles on trails through the woods and 3.5 miles on neighborhood streets with very little traffic. My previous 8 mile commute was...
06-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,444
Posted By Harhir

Lol this almost sounds like Texas. We moved in...

Lol this almost sounds like Texas.
We moved in a brand new office building last year which has covered bike parking in the parking garage, a gym with locker rooms and showers and is connected to a...
06-19-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,592
Posted By Harhir

Sorry, double post

Sorry, double post
06-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,592
Posted By Harhir

My 1994 Touring/Trekking bike from the small...

My 1994 Touring/Trekking bike from the small German company "Fahrradmanufaktur". Extremely well built with good quality components. Only minor repairs and some modifications over the past 25 years. I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By Harhir

Yes I have a have actually 3 Bike-E. One CT XL...

Yes I have a have actually 3 Bike-E. One CT XL frame and one AT regular frame. And second CT XL which I use as a spare parts repository.
06-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,024
Posted By Harhir

I still have a mid 80s Gazelle. 60cm frame, 700c...

I still have a mid 80s Gazelle. 60cm frame, 700c tires, 3 speed internal hub with coaster brake. Heavy as a tank because almost everything is made of steel including the fenders. This is great city...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,236
Posted By Harhir

Cruising on the trails, enjoying the sunrise, the...

Cruising on the trails, enjoying the sunrise, the wildlife, the sounds of birds. Short the sights, sounds and smells of nature. But also the grills getting fired up in the neighborhood. That always...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,652
Posted By Harhir

I don't recall the last time I had a flat....

I don't recall the last time I had a flat. Running Schwalbe Marathon Plus on all my bikes. I am riding between 2K and 3K miles per year and my commute is on well maintained paved trails and really...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By Harhir

I have been using mine for years. I just rinse...

I have been using mine for years. I just rinse them regularly. I avoid the cheap bottles which often add a nasty plastic smell and I never use anything but water in my bottles or my camel bags to...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,723
Posted By Harhir

I would try the P-clamps first. They are cheap...

I would try the P-clamps first. They are cheap and normally very solid. If it does not work you can always switch to a seat post rack. I just don't know how much load a seat post rack can take if you...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 23,398
Posted By Harhir

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3403 (3566 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
dschue5 (MN)...
02-25-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,466
Posted By Harhir

Why have spokes become so expensive?

I had spokes cut a few days at my local bike store to rebuild a wheel. They are now charging $2 per spoke plus extra for the nipples. So at 36 spokes this is almost $80 with tax. Did the store just...
02-21-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,382
Posted By Harhir

Evening commute. ...

Evening commute.
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02-21-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,382
Posted By Harhir

Nice. I lived in Meersburg for about 3 years....

Nice. I lived in Meersburg for about 3 years. Beautiful place in Germany and cycling paradise.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 23,398
Posted By Harhir

CliffordK (OR) _______________ 1 megameter ...

CliffordK (OR) _______________ 1 megameter
Bizman (PA) ________________ 551 (573 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch (OR)______________ 526 (640 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 373
Harhir (TX)...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,646
Posted By Harhir

Normally I just wear some hiking pants. The once...

Normally I just wear some hiking pants. The once where you can detach the legs. Keep the legs on on chilly mornings and take them off at warmer evenings. But when the temp gets closer to freezing or...
01-23-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By Harhir

I am using an IQ-X and love it. I have several...

I am using an IQ-X and love it. I have several trail sections through the forest which are in the pitch black and this little headlight provides a lot of light. I however did not use the standard...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,530
Posted By Harhir

In 2018 we got more rain here in Dallas than...

In 2018 we got more rain here in Dallas than Seattle. Around 56". And half of that (27") just in September and October. What drizzles down in Seattle over months pours here in just a few days.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 32,020
Posted By Harhir

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 9270.6...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 9270.6 (10651.7 total) [213/217]
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 7468 mi (+213 other)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 7212 (8039 total miles YTD)...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By Harhir

On my upright bike I also switched from rear to...

On my upright bike I also switched from rear to front rack. I had the rear rack for over 20 years but with my increased weight and the heavy panniers I decided to move them to a front rack. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,530
Posted By Harhir

I also ride in the rain. We have bike racks in...

I also ride in the rain. We have bike racks in the parking garage where the bike can dry out and locker rooms with hot showers where I can store my office clothes. And I can hang my wet cycling...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 57,224
Posted By Harhir

First time for me as well. But the bike is a '99...

First time for me as well. But the bike is a '99 and I don't know how many miles are on this bike. I just bought it last year and put around 3K miles on it so far. Probably just metal fatigue. So I...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 57,224
Posted By Harhir

Well last night riding home I had a little...

Well last night riding home I had a little mishap. The rear rim just split in half. It had been rubbing for a few days against the brakes and I thought it was just out of line. Good think I was less...
Forum: BMX
12-28-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 473
Posted By Harhir

Looking for sturdy heavy duty double walled rim

First this is not for a BMX bike but my recumbent but several folks directed me towards the BMX riders. My current rim cracked on me yesterday and I am looking for a study heavy duty 20" rim. I won't...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 6,972
Posted By Harhir

Same here Tom. When I still lived in Germany I...

Same here Tom. When I still lived in Germany I did a lot of commuting by bike. After we moved to the US in 2001 I kind of abandoned it because of lack of infrastructure. I did not really start...
12-13-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,813
Posted By Harhir

We grew up with these in Germany since ALL bikes...

We grew up with these in Germany since ALL bikes had to have them to be street legal. I think battery powered lights only became legal in the late 90s. I still have an 80s Gazelle with an such old...
12-11-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,275
Posted By Harhir

I have used them for clothes since I need tall...

I have used them for clothes since I need tall sizes but for shoes they don't seem to go beyond US14/EU48 either. I have US15.5/EU51.
12-11-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. Lower 30s and no rain was enough for me...

Agreed. Lower 30s and no rain was enough for me to get my shoe rain covers on. I just don't find them very convenient because of the velcro and would like to get some covers with zippers for my large...
12-10-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Harhir

I have combo pedals on my bike and used my hiking...

I have combo pedals on my bike and used my hiking boots this February when the temperature got into the single digits. It doesn't happen often but it can. But my commute to work has changed this...
12-10-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Harhir

Winter shoe covers for large shoes (size 51+)?

I am looking for some high winter shoe covers that are higher than the ankle and which fit with large shoes. My cycling shoes are size 51 and I am having a hard time finding some covers that fit...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 32,020
Posted By Harhir

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8677.3 (9908...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8677.3 (9908 total) [198/200]
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 7053 mi (+213 other)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6791 (7546 total miles YTD)
dschue5...
12-06-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,751
Posted By Harhir

I am also thinking of getting one. Not because of...

I am also thinking of getting one. Not because of dogs but we currently have an aggressive coyote who has attacked several joggers and one child so far on trails not too far away from where I...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,177
Posted By Harhir

I also recommend looking into an electric assist...

I also recommend looking into an electric assist bike. They have become hugely popular in Europe but they are still kind of a novelty here. I also occasionally have knee issues and I noticed that...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 57,224
Posted By Harhir

31F. Windchill made feel a lot colder. Unusual...

31F. Windchill made feel a lot colder. Unusual cold for Texas. But comfortable with some extra layers. ;-)
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,110
Posted By Harhir

Bicycle racks at train stations. This must be...

Bicycle racks at train stations. This must be Europe. ;-)
11-09-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,028
Posted By Harhir

For me my bicycles are utility vehicles. I...

For me my bicycles are utility vehicles. I commute by bike and run most my errands by bike. 2K to 2.5K+ per year. But I am not really interested in cycling for just sport reasons. Yes I love the...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 32,020
Posted By Harhir

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7 (9103.5 total) [182/184]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6339 (7062 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN)_______________________ 6195 (10306 total)
CliffordK...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By Harhir

I agree Tom. On my 5 mile commute I hardly have...

I agree Tom. On my 5 mile commute I hardly have any stop ad go. Most times I only have to stop 3 or 4 times. For me the cleats are pure comfort. On a recumbent you cannot use your body weight to push...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By Harhir

I have to disagree. I switched to clipless pedals...

I have to disagree. I switched to clipless pedals less than a year ago and should have done earlier. Riding a recumbent the clipless pedals provide a lot less stress to my knees. I can use the full...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,235
Posted By Harhir

Officially we are not supposed to leave any stuff...

Officially we are not supposed to leave any stuff in our lockers over night either. But since we have plenty lockers and I am the only guy riding the bike our building manager gave me...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,235
Posted By Harhir

Congratulations. Cycling to work is awesome. And...

Congratulations. Cycling to work is awesome. And 20 miles is some workout. I only have 5 miles but occasionally when the weather is great I make detours to get some extra miles. I have been doing it...
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