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Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 479
Posted By envane

Fenders are $30-$40 and you can install them...

Fenders are $30-$40 and you can install them yourself on any bike that will accept them. Don't worry too much if the model you are looking at includes fenders, just make sure it has the proper...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By envane

You can do most of the Wisconsin part on trails,...

You can do most of the Wisconsin part on trails, its quite scenic but longer and slower. If you just want to get to Milwaukee, once you're in WI, go west until you reach Hwy H then take that north...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By envane

The guy in the black car was driving like an...

The guy in the black car was driving like an idiot, speeding and weaving. No matter how safely you ride your bike, you can't prevent crap like that.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By envane

Nothing kills your performance like having your...

Nothing kills your performance like having your seat too low. I'd save up for a any bike that fits.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
Posted By envane

Since every bike has a different gear setup, if...

Since every bike has a different gear setup, if you want to compare gears btw different bikes you need to express the gear ratio numerically. In the US, this is usually done in "gear inches". You...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By envane

If by average speed you mean total distance...

If by average speed you mean total distance divided by total time including stoplights, etc, then 12 mph is fine. If 12 mph is your moving speed, then that is slow.

Its hard to say what will...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By envane

If you've never ridden a road bike before, you'll...

If you've never ridden a road bike before, you'll be in for some surprises.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By envane

In the summer I take days off commuting...

In the summer I take days off commuting specifically to recover from recreational riding.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,327
Posted By envane

If you could only average 12.13 mph on a 30 mile...

If you could only average 12.13 mph on a 30 mile trip, your problem is physical conditioning, not your bike. A road bike may add 1-2 mph, tops.

That said, a road bike is more fun to ride on roads...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,873
Posted By envane

Staying home and masturbating = free Going out...

Staying home and masturbating = free
Going out with a girl and bringing her home = $$$
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By envane

Made it last year but am not this year cause of...

Made it last year but am not this year cause of work (go figure). The cheesecake is good.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,799
Posted By envane

Coldest day of the season so far. 35 degrees.

Coldest day of the season so far. 35 degrees.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-10, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By envane

I always get asked for directions on my bike all...

I always get asked for directions on my bike all the time. Probably just because I happen to be right there, waiting for the light to turn green.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,702
Posted By envane

If its really flat where you live, you might want...

If its really flat where you live, you might want to consider converting to a 1x9 or 1x10 drivetrain.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By envane

Kidd, the best way to "upgrade" (i.e. replace...

Kidd, the best way to "upgrade" (i.e. replace perfectly functional components with "better" components) your bike is to save your money until you can buy a better bike. Unless you spend lots of...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By envane

If this is going to be your only means of...

If this is going to be your only means of personal transportation, I wouldn't recommend it. Its relatively practical for a road bike but will never be as versitile as a touring or cross bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,427
Posted By envane

I use a cycling-specfic softshell I got on...

I use a cycling-specfic softshell I got on clearance at the REI in Lincoln Park (last year). Haven't had to use it yet this fall.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,443
Posted By envane

Crash 2-3 times a year, usually because of ice. ...

Crash 2-3 times a year, usually because of ice. Only seriously hurt once (overextended my shoulder).
Forum: Commuting
09-09-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By envane

The compact frame will be, if anything, more...

The compact frame will be, if anything, more responsive aka "twitchier". It also doesn't have rack mounts.

All the standard caveats about commuting with a road bike apply.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,777
Posted By envane

It probably is. Cheap suspension forks are heavy...

It probably is. Cheap suspension forks are heavy and bouncy.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By envane

I ride a regular Aurora which I like just fine. ...

I ride a regular Aurora which I like just fine. I wish I had picked up a 2009 Aurora Elite when I had a chance to, it was a regular Aurora with better components and 5 pounds lighter. The 2010...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By envane

The Raleigh Clubman and Port Townsend look more...

The Raleigh Clubman and Port Townsend look more suitable to what you are looking to do than those higher-end Raleigh steel bikes, which don't look like they have rack mounts. If money is no object,...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By envane

Its been a hot summer and all, but I doubt its...

Its been a hot summer and all, but I doubt its been 90 degrees anywhere in North America at 4 AM.

But, anyways, congratualtions and I hope you've got some lights.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By envane

I commute/ride/tour in regular sandals and...

I commute/ride/tour in regular sandals and bmx-style platform pedals.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,749
Posted By envane

Unless there is some special racing no-clearance...

Unless there is some special racing no-clearance cantilevers I'm not aware of, you should be able to fit the fenders over the brakes and under the wire.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,470
Posted By envane

There is no tire that will stop metal wire/nails.

There is no tire that will stop metal wire/nails.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,470
Posted By envane

Anyone ordered from...

Anyone ordered from http://www.biketiresdirect.com/ ? Any good?


And I ride on touring tires, as do many people with roadish bikes that will fit them.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By envane

+1 With a 11-32 rear, I haven't gone out of my...

+1 With a 11-32 rear, I haven't gone out of my 42t chainring in two years, during which I've done both loaded touring and (slower) group rides. (but its flat around here).
Forum: Commuting
05-05-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By envane

Buy the bike you enjoy the most. I ride a Jamis...

Buy the bike you enjoy the most. I ride a Jamis Aurora (which is drop-barred steel touring bike and does everything a Coda will do but faster, except its out of your price range).
Forum: Commuting
05-05-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,601
Posted By envane

Dunno what is available near you, but a bike to...

Dunno what is available near you, but a bike to consider is the Jamis Aurora ( http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/road/aurora/10_aurora.html ) Its a touring bike with brifters. Brifters are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By envane

Try the commuting forum. You'll get a better...

Try the commuting forum. You'll get a better response there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,680
Posted By envane

Classic and Vintage forum.

Classic and Vintage forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By envane

There are hybrids which are more like "comfort"...

There are hybrids which are more like "comfort" bikes, with upright geometry, fat tires, and front suspension. Then there are hybrids which are more "flat bar road bike", with skinny tires and more...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,815
Posted By envane

I ride an Aurora for my commute, short loaded...

I ride an Aurora for my commute, short loaded tours, and even slower club rides. Its a great general-purpose bike. Bar end shifters can be switched between friction (old school) and indexed (clicky)....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By envane

If you're commuting, you'll get a better response...

If you're commuting, you'll get a better response in the commuting forum.

Anywho, there's nothing wrong with an old bike as long as its in good working order. If you commute regularly, you...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,799
Posted By envane

Beautiful spring day. Got into a race with a...

Beautiful spring day. Got into a race with a hipster doofus on a singlespeed. I won. Then a roadie passed us both and put us in our places.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,066
Posted By envane

That sounds more reasonable. 15 mph on an MTB is...

That sounds more reasonable. 15 mph on an MTB is a good clip. Slicks may improve your speed by 1 mph or so, but the best reason to get them is to eliminate the awful noise knobbies make on...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,066
Posted By envane

By 9-12mph, do you mean moving speed on flat...

By 9-12mph, do you mean moving speed on flat terrain with no wind? Cause that is very slow, even for an MTB. Air resistance isn't even a factor under 12mph
Forum: Commuting
03-14-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By envane

If I still lived in Tampa...

If I still lived in Tampa...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,933
Posted By envane

The rear wear in the Salsa photo is smaller than...

The rear wear in the Salsa photo is smaller than the front. Whoever took the pic screwed up and shot the bike at a very unflattering angle.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By envane

You don't need studded tires in Chicago because...

You don't need studded tires in Chicago because the only thing Daley is good for is keeping the roads clear in winter.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,991
Posted By envane

I got a 30% merino, 70% polyester base layer for...

I got a 30% merino, 70% polyester base layer for Christmas, and even that doesn't smell after wearing it for a week, surprisingly.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,312
Posted By envane

One piece cranks. They still make them!

One piece cranks. They still make them!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By envane

-8 F, no wind. Won't do it again unless I get...

-8 F, no wind. Won't do it again unless I get better hand protection, but other than my fingers, it wasn't bad.

HTFU.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,908
Posted By envane

Truing a wheel is a worthwhile skill to learn,...

Truing a wheel is a worthwhile skill to learn, but you'll need to buy a spoke wrench.

And, no, a hybrid-roadish bike is not meant to be ridden down stairs.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,273
Posted By envane

Non-winter, 30% Winter, 90%

Non-winter, 30%
Winter, 90%
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,347
Posted By envane

Ride in was nothing, ride back was the first real...

Ride in was nothing, ride back was the first real snow storm I rode in. That was a learning experience, and not without its fun, but I'd hesitate to do it again because of safety concerns.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,338
Posted By envane

You can find the MSRP on the company websites. A...

You can find the MSRP on the company websites. A new 7.3FX is $640.

The Scott Speedster, assuming its the lowest end model (P6), is MSRP $430.

The Trek is the nicer bike.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By envane

Also, WSD may have modified shifter/levers for...

Also, WSD may have modified shifter/levers for smaller hands. You may or may not benefit from this, but there is a real reason for WSD.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By envane

Wrong. Distance along grade and horizontal...

Wrong. Distance along grade and horizontal distance are basically the same for realistic road grades. For example, one horizontal mile on a 10% grade is 1.005 miles on the grade, a whopping 0.5%...
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