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Forum: Commuting
09-27-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By hubs

I cope by remembering the statistics (still...

I cope by remembering the statistics (still safe), trying to make sure that any accident I have will happen in slow-mo. I do ride fast in open situations, but I take intersections and the like with...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By hubs

They are starting to put them in here in Chicago....

They are starting to put them in here in Chicago. Reddish-orange, feel like plastic with those bubbles and very slick when wet. Awful for kids on bikes, rollerblades or scooters...but, hell, why...
09-21-06, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By hubs

I'm still using my Heron. But I have noticed some...

I'm still using my Heron. But I have noticed some available on ebay for pretty cheap.
09-19-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By hubs

Maybe a hybrid with 700C wheels and an adjustable...

Maybe a hybrid with 700C wheels and an adjustable stem. When you are not pregnant it can be a good utility, errand-runner, fender-for-rain kinda bike. Might even pull a kiddie trailer. Eventually,...
09-15-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,436
Posted By hubs

Hi there. I'm a 5'9" - 165# Athena and haven't...

Hi there. I'm a 5'9" - 165# Athena and haven't seen anything in the Women's Forum. In the introduce yourself Clydesdale thread I only noticed a couple women. I guess we don't out ourselves as easily...
09-05-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By hubs

I've received two bikes shipped ups. One came...

I've received two bikes shipped ups. One came from a shop and arrived great and fully assembled except wheels off and the handlebars were turned. The box had several form fitting styrofoam peices...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By hubs

I recommend you ask in the fixie/ss forum. Lots...

I recommend you ask in the fixie/ss forum. Lots of those guys have converted these bikes and they know all about quirky threading and size issues. It might be a factor which frame has the most usable...
08-30-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,381
Posted By hubs

Isn't smoking the appetite suppressant that kept...

Isn't smoking the appetite suppressant that kept us thin all those years?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By hubs

I think I've got it at just over 2 blocks (3/4 +...

I think I've got it at just over 2 blocks (3/4 + 1 + 1/2) all the way to my office. I usually walk because I get a longer "workout" that way. I ride my bike for alot of errands, too.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By hubs

A SS chainring might need a wider chain than the...

A SS chainring might need a wider chain than the 9 speed chain you'll be running. Usually SS and fixed set-ups use 1/8 or slightly narrower chains ... but 8-9-10 speed cassettes require even narrower...
08-10-06, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By hubs

There are 2 different B-17s ... the champion...

There are 2 different B-17s ... the champion special is somewhat thicker and harder (and more costly) than the standard in my experience.
Here's wallingford bike for reference:...
08-02-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By hubs

ditto that. My daughter just turned 9. She is...

ditto that.
My daughter just turned 9. She is super in controlled residential environments. Hardcore city traffic, not yet. Mainly because so many cars break rules -- run stop signs, pass too close...
08-02-06, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By hubs

Raleigh has a nice line of "comfort bikes" ......

Raleigh has a nice line of "comfort bikes" ... C30 and such in the old days. Now they have names
http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?deptid=7&itemid=331
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By hubs

Since I posted in this thread last year ... I...

Since I posted in this thread last year ... I gave them another go and found that filing down the pedal around the clip-in mechanism made for much easier clips in and out. If you have trouble, file...
07-25-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,721
Posted By hubs

I think there are loads of potential utility...

I think there are loads of potential utility bikes on the market. People just like different things and then tweek them how they want.

This bike was about $200 brand-spanking-new at a bike shop. I...
07-24-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By hubs

wipe the WD-40 off your rim before you try to...

wipe the WD-40 off your rim before you try to brake!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By hubs

Aurora. Jamis Aurora ... their touring model....

Aurora. Jamis Aurora ... their touring model. Looks nice.
http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/06_aurora.html
Forum: Commuting
07-24-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,910
Posted By hubs

It's not the number of miles that is the biggest...

It's not the number of miles that is the biggest factor. Do crime and parking conditions require a beater? Is it a rugged 5-mile path, and a mountain bike would be best? Are the 5 miles before or...
07-23-06, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By hubs

If you are right and she REALLY wants to train...

If you are right and she REALLY wants to train ... she'll want a road bike and even the hybrid wouldn't do.

Get what she likes now.

Good Luck!
07-20-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By hubs

Rapid Transit is awesome. 1900 W. North....

Rapid Transit is awesome. 1900 W. North. 773.227.2288

http://www.rapidtransitcycles.com/urbanbikes.html

Good Luck!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-06, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By hubs

We're a one-car family with annual mileage around...

We're a one-car family with annual mileage around 7500. FWIW, State Farm told me they have no distinctions below 10,000 miles. Our biggest savings is in having only one car ... and a garage, believe...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-06, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,808
Posted By hubs

Great idea to have a second set of wheels. Be...

Great idea to have a second set of wheels. Be very aware of spacing on your rear hub and cassette. For a quick change it has to be identical, or your shifting will be less than ideal. Nice bike!...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By hubs

I think you are being sensible and kind. Kind is...

I think you are being sensible and kind. Kind is good. Just be 100% sure you have accounted for all the damage. If you need a chiropractor next week, or something, it would be too bad if you'd closed...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-06, 06:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,795
Posted By hubs

Thank you, Sammyboy, for saying that so clearly....

Thank you, Sammyboy, for saying that so clearly. I'm spending less and less time on any section of bike forums. The negativity:info ratio is very high.

And truth is, I thought Koffee's vent was...
07-09-06, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By hubs

I have them stock on my Speed Pro. They are a...

I have them stock on my Speed Pro. They are a real sweet shape and comfy, but offer no stretch out room b/c they are almost centered at the end of the bar. On my hybrid I have some longer bar ends...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By hubs

How about a Dahon Speed Pro? Got the advantages...

How about a Dahon Speed Pro? Got the advantages of a step-thru (the frame is low-enough) and quite a perky little set-up. Climbs like a mountain goat, too. And there's the added perk of take-it-along...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,101
Posted By hubs

I think at 12:20 in the morning, where it...

I think at 12:20 in the morning, where it reasonably appears that the other party doesn't need medical assistance, one is entirely justified in not sticking around to see if he wants a piece of you...
07-05-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By hubs

Consider a tandem. You can get a kit to raise the...

Consider a tandem. You can get a kit to raise the pedals for the stoker. I'm pretty sure there are threads about this in the tandem forum. My daughter, who is tall, was good to go at 6. She also...
07-05-06, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By hubs

I love mine. The frame is from a Raleigh Sport 3...

I love mine. The frame is from a Raleigh Sport 3 speed (1969) garbage rescue. It isn't too heavy (low 20s), great in skirts, tough up stairs (hook the seat front on my shoulder), really great to ride.
07-05-06, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By hubs

Yesterday, I hopped on the tandem with my 8-yr...

Yesterday, I hopped on the tandem with my 8-yr old and we bummed up and down the lakefront around Evanston, ate ice cream and stuck our feet in the water. We even hit a couple park playgrounds on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-06, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,113
Posted By hubs

Maybe a regular tandem would be the answer.

Maybe a regular tandem would be the answer.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,005
Posted By hubs

I love clipless. I have a pair of campus-style...

I love clipless. I have a pair of campus-style nashbar pedals which I use sometimes. I had to file the pedal down a little around the clipless mechanism in order to get my mtb shoes to clip in. The...
05-24-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By hubs

Rapid Transit in Chicago. Just awesome. Products,...

Rapid Transit in Chicago. Just awesome. Products, service & employees. Wish it was closer to my house!

http://www.rapidtransitcycles.com/
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By hubs

You could single speed the back and just keep the...

You could single speed the back and just keep the front gears ... you'd have a couple widely divergent gears. One for up the hill and one for down. You'd need a rear derailleur or chain tensioner to...
04-28-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By hubs

I either wear a fleece beanie (regular snug hat)...

I either wear a fleece beanie (regular snug hat) that fits over my ears or a buff (http://www.buffusa.com/) or both w/ the buff covering my ears, neck and chin/mouth.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By hubs

That was fun. Thanks for sharing!!

That was fun. Thanks for sharing!!
04-12-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,002
Posted By hubs

That was fun. Thanks for sharing!!

That was fun. Thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Commuting
04-07-06, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By hubs

In addition to the other suggestions, maybe...

In addition to the other suggestions, maybe anticipate some more of the counter-arguments ... maybe even acknowledge that this is a gradual transition for society and perhaps we'll never be carless,...
04-06-06, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By hubs

nice echo

nice echo
Forum: Commuting
04-06-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,876
Posted By hubs

I admit I kinda read over the underwear...

I admit I kinda read over the underwear posts...somehow they just didn't seem relevant. Other forums are so obsessed with style, that it is hard for me to see it here in commuting even when one guy...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,876
Posted By hubs

WHOA, dude, who riled you up today? This forum is...

WHOA, dude, who riled you up today? This forum is so not into trendy and stylish (and may I add, costly) biking. Even those of us who ENJOY fixed, do so for practical reasons (maintenance, simplicity...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-06, 06:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,876
Posted By hubs

I have often used a similar piece of equipment...

I have often used a similar piece of equipment ... I have several in my garage ... under the pedal to work AS the kickstand. ;) It is a great device.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By hubs

2/3 of 10 miles and holes is pretty rough. Tho I...

2/3 of 10 miles and holes is pretty rough. Tho I usually opt for a rigid ride and a little cushion in my tires ... my only trails are limestone and hard dirt and for roughness I have damaged asphalt....
Forum: Commuting
04-05-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By hubs

I agree with KEEP TAKING IT BACK until it's...

I agree with KEEP TAKING IT BACK until it's right. REI has a good stand by their stuff policy. Too bad it's such a pain to deal with.

I'm also not a mechanic, but I had a bent deraileur hanger...
04-03-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By hubs

depends on frame clearance and your rim width...

depends on frame clearance and your rim width (Sheldon has a chart, http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html -- toward the bottom of that page he does width)
Forum: Commuting
03-28-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,653
Posted By hubs

Kryptonite mini in my handlebar bag. Junker bike...

Kryptonite mini in my handlebar bag. Junker bike has a cable lock (combination built in) around the headtube waiting for action.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,653
Posted By hubs

Kryptonite mini in my handlebar bag. Junker bike...

Kryptonite mini in my handlebar bag. Junker bike has a cable lock (combination built in) around the headtube waiting for action.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By hubs

Lands End has casual button shirts made of quick...

Lands End has casual button shirts made of quick dry mostly polyester ......
Forum: Commuting
03-24-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By hubs

I agree with oboeguy ... this one should be on...

I agree with oboeguy ... this one should be on the city for that line hazard. Whoa, you coulda been really, really hurt.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-06, 07:03 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,249
Posted By hubs

Don't forget to try pedaling all the way DOWN the...

Don't forget to try pedaling all the way DOWN the previous hill as well as up the one in question. If you are going fixed you always pedal. Your momentum is occasionally limited by pedaling as well...
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