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Forum: Commuting
04-03-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By bmthom.gis

Check for a bike co op in your area. No sense in...

Check for a bike co op in your area. No sense in spending big at first.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By bmthom.gis

we have roads still closed from a major flooding...

we have roads still closed from a major flooding event that happened close on 3 years now. No work has been done...it's just closed roads. My state gives no effs about such things.

One of our...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,624
Posted By bmthom.gis

I know those feels. I get them when I haven't...

I know those feels. I get them when I haven't done any riding for awhile. This past weekend was the first time I have been mountain biking in awhile, and on a bike I had to walk out last time I took...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By bmthom.gis

Definitely check to make sure there isn't a...

Definitely check to make sure there isn't a shower! I was at my job for a year before I learned there was one. Another option is to join a nearby gym. Other things have already been mentioned, so I...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By bmthom.gis

It's not the worst except for the evening...

It's not the worst except for the evening commute, when it is. The speed limit is 45, and it happens after a series of lights people tend to get stuck at, so people really like hitting the gas pedal....
Forum: Commuting
02-28-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,610
Posted By bmthom.gis

I can't say I have found shortcuts, but one or...

I can't say I have found shortcuts, but one or two alternatives that are way safer in certain areas. The biggest one is once I cross the bridge into the city, the bike lane ends at the first traffic...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By bmthom.gis

The problem with mine is that no one is living...

The problem with mine is that no one is living where I do and riding into the city. I have 1/2 mile where it is absolutely horrible, and once I get past that, I am already on the optimal route. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,745
Posted By bmthom.gis

Honestly with a good pressure washing, the...

Honestly with a good pressure washing, the exterior would probably look about 70% better - it just looks a bit dirty, kinda like buying a bike off CL that doesn't look so good until it's cleaned up...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,221
Posted By bmthom.gis

Life is random. **** happens, no matter how much...

Life is random. **** happens, no matter how much you prepare for it (hi-viz, mirror, lights, etc)
Glad you are okay, at least enough to be posting!
Forum: Commuting
02-12-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,839
Posted By bmthom.gis

This week sometime. No reason not to, except...

This week sometime. No reason not to, except tired and lazy. Depends how late the olympics keep me up most nights!
Forum: Commuting
02-09-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By bmthom.gis

If I need more than 3 layers, I am not riding!...

If I need more than 3 layers, I am not riding! Luckily, I live in the south
02-08-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,254
Posted By bmthom.gis

Find some anodized chainrings?

Find some anodized chainrings?
02-08-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,620
Posted By bmthom.gis

I wouldn't so much say they are uncool as not...

I wouldn't so much say they are uncool as not necessary and an obstacle to inflating your tires. I take the valve caps off my car tires, too.
02-07-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By bmthom.gis

One other thought is if you have a bike co op,...

One other thought is if you have a bike co op, you could list it there. I've sold a bike or two that way. Mostly I sell on CL. I know what the lowest $$ I want before I list it, and tend to go 50-100...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By bmthom.gis

How long is your commute? I have a Dahon P8...

How long is your commute?
I have a Dahon P8 (love it) and occasionally commute with it from home (11 miles each way), but as I have better bikes for that purpose, I usually don't use it for that....
Forum: Commuting
02-01-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By bmthom.gis

It's fine. Just make sure whatever hub you get...

It's fine. Just make sure whatever hub you get has the same OLD as your spacing.
01-31-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,663
Posted By bmthom.gis

depends on the bike. road and mountain bikes get...

depends on the bike. road and mountain bikes get stripped of all unnecessary junk. The bikes I have for just cruising around, meh. I even have 4 bikes with kickstands! (okay, 1 of them it is...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,633
Posted By bmthom.gis

I have that problem with normal shorts too, not...

I have that problem with normal shorts too, not just cycling stuff. I don't want to wear shorts that go past my knees.

Chrome makes some that might fit the bill for you. They are spendy, but they...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,134
Posted By bmthom.gis

Well, at least you ruined his day. All in all,...

Well, at least you ruined his day. All in all, not too bad.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By bmthom.gis

Didn't do gifts with the wife. Got some shooting...

Didn't do gifts with the wife. Got some shooting stuff from other family members, and a nice craftsman rolling tool chest.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By bmthom.gis

Quick 4. Get the better components.

Quick 4. Get the better components.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By bmthom.gis

You should go post this over in the C&V sub,...

You should go post this over in the C&V sub, though you might get made fun of for calling 1985 old!! Of y 15+ bikes, only 2 of them are modern. The rest are from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Unless it is...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,851
Posted By bmthom.gis

Gr8 b8 m8

Gr8 b8 m8
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 55,101
Posted By bmthom.gis

You should get some windblocking pants. I know...

You should get some windblocking pants. I know Uniqlo sells some nice looking chinos that block wind. I was able to snag a great set of thermal, windblocking bib pants last year when a shop was...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,520
Posted By bmthom.gis

...fart noise.... Had a fairly good early...

...fart noise....
Had a fairly good early spring. That's it. 3 months of working in Canada doing rotations, where my time home was generally not spent working, or doing anything but stuff that...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 55,101
Posted By bmthom.gis

Happy 2018 all. I finally got around to commuting...

Happy 2018 all. I finally got around to commuting yesterday. 12 degree F start temp, and a balmy 18 by the time I got to work an hour later. My cycling has been very spotty since summer 2017 due to...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By bmthom.gis

Fantastic setup. Wishing you many happy miles!

Fantastic setup. Wishing you many happy miles!
Forum: Commuting
12-11-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,562
Posted By bmthom.gis

I had a long term project in Canada late spring...

I had a long term project in Canada late spring through most of the summer. Wasn't looking to start commuting in August, when I finished up that project, then got involved in working on Hurricane...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,198
Posted By bmthom.gis

i haven't commuted by bike in months. Do I miss...

i haven't commuted by bike in months. Do I miss it? Sometimes. Do I enjoy hitting the snooze button a lot? You bet! Now that I am back to a boring project and care less about getting into work early,...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,562
Posted By bmthom.gis

I like panniers. Mine still look great after a...

I like panniers. Mine still look great after a few years of use (though admittedly, I haven't done any riding to speak of at all the last 5 months). A backpack would be fine for a couple of miles. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,621
Posted By bmthom.gis

Have fun. If there are no smiles, I'm doing...

Have fun. If there are no smiles, I'm doing something wrong
Forum: Commuting
11-15-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,752
Posted By bmthom.gis

Thanks! Unfortunately I don't have a brick and...

Thanks! Unfortunately I don't have a brick and mortar for them anywhere around me. They seem to have pretty good price points and I like their style.
The wind blocking chinos sound great, in theory.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,752
Posted By bmthom.gis

Uniqlo - anyone wear them?

Has anyone worn any of their clothing? This week they have some wind proof pants on sale...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,083
Posted By bmthom.gis

nice!Nothing wrong with a $10 beater bike.

nice!Nothing wrong with a $10 beater bike.
10-09-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,143
Posted By bmthom.gis

Far worse. No one is saying you shouldn't use a...

Far worse. No one is saying you shouldn't use a mirror, just that *they* don't use one. Plenty are chiming in with rather rude and annoying comments akin to "if you don't use one, you will die, are...
10-09-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By bmthom.gis

I don't have a specific one, but I would think...

I don't have a specific one, but I would think about a 360 degree camera. That way if you are hit from any direction where the camera isn't pointing, well, it is pointing in all directions. Garmin...
10-09-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,143
Posted By bmthom.gis

I was gonna let this one go without saying...

I was gonna let this one go without saying anything until the "if you don't use a mirror you are going to die" crowd came in. Like religion - it helps to keep your preaching to yourself. Stop trying...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By bmthom.gis

I like Timbuk2 stuff. I have a messenger bag for...

I like Timbuk2 stuff. I have a messenger bag for bikey things around the city, and the wife bought me a Tuck Pack for work and traveling (she did a custom design on it). Very different purposes, and...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,512
Posted By bmthom.gis

Every now and a gain I will wear normal clothes,...

Every now and a gain I will wear normal clothes, and then remember why cycling specific clothes are far superior for an 11 mile commute in south carolina. I have a shower at work, and everyone but 3...
05-28-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By bmthom.gis

I ended up finding a buyer. I wanna say I sold it...

I ended up finding a buyer. I wanna say I sold it for 150. I don't remember
04-27-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmthom.gis

OP - are they stuck and/or not moving the...

OP - are they stuck and/or not moving the derailleurs when you move them? If so, it's probably time for some new housing and cables.
04-27-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By bmthom.gis

I'm done with LS. Check out the brand Fabric. I'm...

I'm done with LS. Check out the brand Fabric. I'm still loving the last roll I put on my road bike a year ago.
04-27-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By bmthom.gis

Go to stores, ride the bikes, pick the best...

Go to stores, ride the bikes, pick the best fitting one/favored color. Not that much difference between brands when it comes to the quality and components on it
04-27-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,194
Posted By bmthom.gis

Maybe shoes that work with speedplay pedals? With...

Maybe shoes that work with speedplay pedals? With the shimano type, you're on a wild goose chase. There is nothing wrong with wearing "mtb shoes and use mtb pedals."
04-27-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,774
Posted By bmthom.gis

So it was just an advert for Bedrock Sandals. Got...

So it was just an advert for Bedrock Sandals. Got it!
On that note - there's no wrong way to ride a bike, and one need not box themselves into being one type of cyclist.
04-17-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,770
Posted By bmthom.gis

Bottom bracket should be a standard BB. Just make...

Bottom bracket should be a standard BB. Just make sure you get the correct length of axle - and that will be whatever your crankset dictates. New cranks/groupset should come with one. I wouldn't even...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By bmthom.gis

Bikepacking seat bag. A friend just did a short...

Bikepacking seat bag. A friend just did a short overnight tour on his Cervelo
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By bmthom.gis

I agree with going through a bearing...

I agree with going through a bearing manufacturer. You can usually get better bearings for the same cost. There's nothing magical about sealed bearings - the part/model number is right on them.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By bmthom.gis

I'm so "tire"-d of this debate/question My...

I'm so "tire"-d of this debate/question

My thoughts are - if you liked what you had, go for that again. If you want to try something new, experiment! I thought I had found my dream tire but am not...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,865
Posted By bmthom.gis

I got fat when I wasn't doing any physical...

I got fat when I wasn't doing any physical activity (college and a few years after). Have seen only weight loss and being steady since then (still not where I want, but it's a marathon, not a...
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