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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,730
Posted By macdonwald

Well, for what it's worth, I locked up my nice...

Well, for what it's worth, I locked up my nice Lynskey cross/commuter build (about a $4K value) on a rack on the side of my building in Center City Philadelphia for five years or so without incident....
Forum: Commuting
06-04-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,534
Posted By macdonwald

+1 for the Lezyne floor pump. Easy to switch back...

+1 for the Lezyne floor pump. Easy to switch back and forth between presta and schrader. My only minor complaint is that you have to be mindful that the valve core of the tube is tight, otherwise you...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By macdonwald

I like these (pricey) Velo-Orange Sabot pedals...

I like these (pricey) Velo-Orange Sabot pedals (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/grand-cru-sabot-pedals.html) for a no-retention option:

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By macdonwald

In Bozeman, the Hyalite Canyon ride is really...

In Bozeman, the Hyalite Canyon ride is really terrific. I would aim for a weekday because traffic in the canyon can be a little disconcerting and you will be flying on the long descent. Here is...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,998
Posted By macdonwald

It has a bell! Just not pictured.

It has a bell! Just not pictured.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,998
Posted By macdonwald

The LBS built it up and it ended up costing in...

The LBS built it up and it ended up costing in excess of $3K. The Wound-Up fork and the Son dynohub + B&M lights didn't help, not to mention the Lynskey frame. But it's been a really great year-round...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,998
Posted By macdonwald

Well, here's my "ultimate commuter" that I had...

Well, here's my "ultimate commuter" that I had built up a few years ago. Lynskey Cooper CX with a Son hub generator and disc brakes. More details if you follow the below thread.
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Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,440
Posted By macdonwald

I regularly just fold up a suit in my pannier...

I regularly just fold up a suit in my pannier (not a garment bag style, but that's certainly a reasonable option). Even when I fold it up the night before, I don't think it ends up particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,983
Posted By macdonwald

I was having similar issues and then the lever...

I was having similar issues and then the lever broke clean off. Replaced it under warranty and it's working fine now.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 59,119
Posted By macdonwald

I've had excellent results from my 32 mm...

I've had excellent results from my 32 mm Continental Touring Plus tires. Maybe one or two flats over the past two and a half years of regular commuting through the glass-littered streets and paths of...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,210
Posted By macdonwald

That's amazing. And a special thanks to you for...

That's amazing. And a special thanks to you for providing helpful gear and equipment tips to this forum over those seven years.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,215
Posted By macdonwald

I just ordered the VO Sabot pedals...

I just ordered the VO Sabot pedals (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/pedals/grand-cru-sabot-pedals.html) for my 20 mile RT....
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,634
Posted By macdonwald

The Light & Motion vis 360 is a great package,...

The Light & Motion vis 360 is a great package, and good for a high crime area because it's attached to your helmet, so you'll never forget to take it off the bike. I've had one for about a year now...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,900
Posted By macdonwald

I like Adidas Sambas. I use them now with a true...

I like Adidas Sambas. I use them now with a true platform (no clip at all), but they're also good for toe-clips because they're pretty low profile. (I have a 12 mile each way commute, which isn't 40...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,516
Posted By macdonwald

Ditto tsl's comments, which I agree with...

Ditto tsl's comments, which I agree with wholeheartedly. Like mtalinm, I wear bib shorts under my (single pair of) unpadded bib tights. In fact, I pretty much wear the same rotation of bib shorts all...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,457
Posted By macdonwald

Axiom Paceline DLX Reflex. I like them for the...

Axiom Paceline DLX Reflex. I like them for the reflective stripe, the breakaway mounts (for safety), and because they're easy to tweak when they get bumped and start rubbing (of course, the downside...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By macdonwald

Boiled leather and mail.

Boiled leather and mail.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,063
Posted By macdonwald

I'm puzzled that the Cateye is rated to -20 C,...

I'm puzzled that the Cateye is rated to -20 C, but then only 32F. Does it work better in metric environments? Anyway, there's a lot I really like about this (the always on time, the various trip...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By macdonwald

If I hadn't gone hog wild with my Ti Lynskey...

If I hadn't gone hog wild with my Ti Lynskey Cooper CX build, I probably would have gone with the Jamis Aurora Elite, for what may well be the same commute you have (I go from Mt. Airy to Center...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,787
Posted By macdonwald

For logistical reasons, I pretty much only lift...

For logistical reasons, I pretty much only lift on days when I ride (I ride in, then lift, go to work, and ride home). It's probably true that I won't achieve the maximum possible weight on my squats...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-11, 10:54 AM
Forum: Commuting
05-14-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,895
Posted By macdonwald

I have the lock and frankly wish I hadn't bought...

I have the lock and frankly wish I hadn't bought it. It's overkill in my view and I don't even carry it around, I just leave it locked up to the rack. I would definitely not want to be carrying it...
01-08-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By macdonwald

You might want to check out the pics...

You might want to check out the pics (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/49471-Commuter-Bicycle-Pics?p=12025239&viewfull=1#post12025239) and build list...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,719
Posted By macdonwald

Frankly, I'm afraid to touch that door with a...

Frankly, I'm afraid to touch that door with a scraper for fear it will crumble.

And to answer a separate question, yeah, I'm liking the Dyno set-up, although I may need to tweak the angle a bit....
Forum: Commuting
01-04-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,719
Posted By macdonwald

Thanks to all for the compliments. And a...

Thanks to all for the compliments. And a shout-out to Bicycle-Pro in Bordentown, NJ for the build. Also, I should say thanks to this Board as I picked up tons of info and ideas from here over the...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,719
Posted By macdonwald

Lynskey Cooper CX build

Here's my new Lynskey Cooper CX build. A long time coming, but I'm psyched!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_pGcgJnhZxeQ/TSFBX8L7p7I/AAAAAAAAAS0/dLwvRlwqpxE/s912/DSC_0194.jpg
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Forum: Commuting
11-05-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,974
Posted By macdonwald

Hey, man, I'm just looking for little ways to...

Hey, man, I'm just looking for little ways to make my life better--is to that so wrong?

Plus, I'm vain.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,974
Posted By macdonwald

As tempting as it is to go for some kind of...

As tempting as it is to go for some kind of combover Justin Bieber (the "BieberTrump"?)--or walk around my law firm with a fedora at a rakish angle--I'm thinking the best solution would be to find a...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,974
Posted By macdonwald

Yeah, that's no longer an option.

Yeah, that's no longer an option.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,974
Posted By macdonwald

lines on the forehead

Anyone have any tips for getting rid of the indentation lines on your forehead caused by headbands/balaclavas, etc.? Moisturizer?

Now that it's cool and I'm starting to wear my headband, I'm...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,698
Posted By macdonwald

To the OP, I am in Philly and used to park my...

To the OP, I am in Philly and used to park my bike in the Bellevue's parking garage--about a block from where you are (enter off of the alley by Applebees on 15th). Tons of people lock up on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By macdonwald

Thanks. By the way, I did go ahead and order the...

Thanks. By the way, I did go ahead and order the Wound Up fork for use in my in-progress Lynskey Cooper CX build. I will report back!
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By macdonwald

Cool, thanks, tsl. But you were supposed to say,...

Cool, thanks, tsl. But you were supposed to say, nah, don't bother, keep your money. Why does it never work that way?!
Forum: Commuting
09-09-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By macdonwald

Wound Up Team-X Disc vs. Winwood Muddy Disc Cross

Any opinions as to whether the Wound Up fork merits an extra $200? I saw this article (http://www.spectrum-cycles.com/65.htm) from the Spectrum website (pointed out by tsl on some other thread),...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By macdonwald

Thanks, Kojak. Really glad to hear about the...

Thanks, Kojak. Really glad to hear about the forthcoming Durano Plus and Supremes in 28mm. That would solve my conundrum (want 28mm, want puncture protection, don't want to "ride in sand"). Also,...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By macdonwald

Thanks for the responses! Anyone have any...

Thanks for the responses! Anyone have any experience with the Ultremo R.1s? (I suspect they're pretty much outclassed in terms of puncture resistance, but I'm wondering by how much.)

Also, anyone...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By macdonwald

Hey, Schwalbe Guy! (switching from 700x23 to 700x28)

I've been commuting through broken glass-filled Philadelphia on a road frame that can basically only handle 700x23c tires. I've been extremely satisfied with the flat resistance of the Schwalbe...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,071
Posted By macdonwald

+1. If you're not mechanically inclined (like...

+1. If you're not mechanically inclined (like me), this is a major drawback. I have an IGH on a Downtube mini and have definitely ridden it less because I don't want to risk having to deal with a...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By macdonwald

Awesome! Something to think about next time I...

Awesome! Something to think about next time I visit my father-in-law in Mandeville!
02-25-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,245
Posted By macdonwald

Joe4702, can you provide any more detail about...

Joe4702, can you provide any more detail about what you did with the "button magnets"--what are button magnets? where did you put them exactly? I'm having a similar problem (and actually started a...
02-25-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By macdonwald

Thanks for the replies. I definitely don't have...

Thanks for the replies. I definitely don't have access to a soldering iron and wouldn't really know where to begin even if I did. But ItsJustMe, what do you mean by "tightening up the threaded...
02-24-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By macdonwald

P7 going bonkers in the cold

At least I think it's the cold that's to blame. I've had my 8-mode P7 for about a year and this winter it started behaving very erratically--constantly changing modes, shutting off, then starting...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,834
Posted By macdonwald

Finally back on the bike after the snow. Made one...

Finally back on the bike after the snow. Made one attempt to go down the MUP along the Wissahickon Creek, but had to turn around and return to the road route. The heavily used MUP in Philly along the...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By macdonwald

Sorry, could have been more clear. It's at this...

Sorry, could have been more clear. It's at this link: http://www.salsacycles.com/amigos/labels/VAYA.html

$540 for the frame; $1500 for the complete bike
Forum: Commuting
01-29-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By macdonwald

Salsa Vaya

Somehow I have a feeling we're going to see a lot of these (http://www.salsacycles.com/amigos/labels/VAYA.html) around this board:

http://www.salsacycles.com/amigos/images/vaya_complete_lg.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-28-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,114
Posted By macdonwald

Know that a 5" inseam on those Patagonias is...

Know that a 5" inseam on those Patagonias is treading into "short-shorts" territory--not really ideal for cycling in my mind. You might also consider the PrAna stretch zion shorts...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,114
Posted By macdonwald

http://www.rapha.cc/images/gallery/471-03.jpg ...

http://www.rapha.cc/images/gallery/471-03.jpg

Rapha (http://www.rapha.cc/touring-shorts). But only if you're cool enough.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By macdonwald

Just closing the loop on this. The Sugoi RS...

Just closing the loop on this. The Sugoi RS ZeroPlus Bib Tights (NC) are working great for me. They fit perfectly--I think the stirrups help stretch out the fabric so that there's no excess. Very...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By macdonwald

Salsa La Cruz Ti?

Anyone know anything more (http://nccyclery.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/salsa-cycles-introduces-ti-for-2010/) about the complete bike?
...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,922
Posted By macdonwald

This thread reminds me that I've been meaning to...

This thread reminds me that I've been meaning to try basically everything in this Mark Bittman article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/dining/18mini.html?_r=1) about whole grain breakfasts.
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