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Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 07:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,536
Posted By cyclocommuter

My CAADX Tiagra is the 2011 9 speed version which...

My CAADX Tiagra is the 2011 9 speed version which came with Continental Cyclocross Speed 700 x 35c tires which I highly recommend for commuting. Excellent traction in both dry and wet weather, light...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By cyclocommuter

Continental Cyclocross Speed...

Continental Cyclocross Speed (http://www.geartested.net/cycling/continental-cyclocross-speed-race-tires-review/)... perfect for dry and wet weather... on pavement and trails. Fast, light (360 grams -...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,536
Posted By cyclocommuter

Glad you enjoyed the video. The ability to use...

Glad you enjoyed the video. The ability to use wider/lower pressure/more robust tires is one reason why I prefer commuting on the CX bike as opposed to my road bike. The tires (and rims) of my road...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,536
Posted By cyclocommuter

I find that being on my road bike is not that...

I find that being on my road bike is not that much faster than my commuter bike when commuting to work. The main reason is that with the CX bike I can go through most rail and street car tracks,...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,950
Posted By cyclocommuter

Continental Cyclocross Speed... light and supple...

Continental Cyclocross Speed... light and supple (folding bead 360 grams), bombproof (3k+ kms, no flats and the knobs on the rear tire are still intact), sticks like glue to the pavement even in wet...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
Posted By cyclocommuter

Cannondale CAADX Tiagra... light (21 lbs),...

Cannondale CAADX Tiagra... light (21 lbs), bombproof, just a bit north of 1k.

http://i.imgur.com/cgMgF.jpg
06-14-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have not tried L&M lights yet but just want to...

I have not tried L&M lights yet but just want to comment about cheap flashlights from China. I do have 2 of these with CREE XPG LEDs. They are bright when the batteries are freshly charged (I use...
06-10-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By cyclocommuter

I had the same problem with the PBSF Turbo but...

I had the same problem with the PBSF Turbo but only after I used it for a few weeks. Luckily I kept the receipt and I was able to get it replaced from the store where I bought it. Mine would turn off...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have the CAADX Tiagra which has the same frame...

I have the CAADX Tiagra which has the same frame as the CAADX 105. The CAADX Tiagra has eyelets for fenders and racks so I would assume the CAADX 105 has them too.
06-03-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By cyclocommuter

The ability to replace the battery was a factor...

The ability to replace the battery was a factor that made me decide to go with my current light setup for my commuter which is 2 x Cygolite Expilion 350s. For the rear I use blinkies (a Radbot 1000...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,089
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have been commuting by bike for years now. I...

I have been commuting by bike for years now. I have a Brompton for short range commutes (up to 5 km one way) and a CX bike which I use for longer range commutes (current commute is 27.5 km one way)....
Forum: Commuting
05-31-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By cyclocommuter

I placed 4 white 3M reflective squares (about an...

I placed 4 white 3M reflective squares (about an inch square) evenly spaced on my front and back rims. Clearly visible at night from a wide angle (not just from the side) and the fact that these are...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,089
Posted By cyclocommuter

I use a flashing headlight day and night. I also...

I use a flashing headlight day and night. I also have another headlight in steady mode at night to light up the road. I notice drivers and pedestrians notice me more with the flashing headlight on....
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,807
Posted By cyclocommuter

Yes I do use the straps. The backpack I use...

Yes I do use the straps. The backpack I use (Deuter Race Exp Air Daypack) has 2 straps, 1 on the chest and the other on the waist. Very easy to lock and easy to adjust. I prefer using the straps...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,970
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have been using 2 x Cygolite Explion 350's...

I have been using 2 x Cygolite Explion 350's since November 2011. No problems at all... mounting is solid, charge lasts approximately 5 hours on Medium setting which I use most of the time, batteries...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,933
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have 2 x Expilion 350's on my commuter... been...

I have 2 x Expilion 350's on my commuter... been using them since Nov last year. No problems at all for lighting up the suburban roads when commuting in the dark. Since I have 2, I have them on...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,495
Posted By cyclocommuter

I was using rack plus panniers but I saw this...

I was using rack plus panniers but I saw this nice Deuter Race Exp Air backpack at a shop and decided to go back to backpacks. Ended up removing the rack and pannier to save weight on my 55 km round...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,599
Posted By cyclocommuter

I love my CAADX Tiagra... it is light enough (21...

I love my CAADX Tiagra... it is light enough (21 lbs with pedals but no accessories) that I can maintain almost road bike speeds on it. This is the cheapest and probably ugliest and most fredly bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,394
Posted By cyclocommuter

It has already been mentioned and I am just...

It has already been mentioned and I am just repeating... for commuting a bike that will accept wider tires (and fenders) makes sense. You can run lower pressures (about 50 to 60 psi) on 700 x 34/35c...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,054
Posted By cyclocommuter

Regarding the laptop, if ever I needed to bring...

Regarding the laptop, if ever I needed to bring it home from work or from home to work I use my back-pack. I feel the laptop at my back is subjected to less vibrations than the laptop on the pannier....
Forum: Commuting
03-03-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,510
Posted By cyclocommuter

Planet Bike Cascadia fenders are hard plastic...

Planet Bike Cascadia fenders are hard plastic which will bend side to side (horizontally) but will break instead of bend before you can force them to bend directly (vertically) towards the tire. That...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,042
Posted By cyclocommuter

Thanks to all those who liked this Fredly bike...

Thanks to all those who liked this Fredly bike which I have just re-christened Fast Fredly (used to be The Night Rider). The bike is in small-small in the pic because coming home the night before it...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,989
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have been riding my bikes in winter for years...

I have been riding my bikes in winter for years and here is how I deal with salt and grime after a ride:
http://i.imgur.com/NAq7k.jpg

... pour hot water from a water can while wiping down the...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,042
Posted By cyclocommuter

My contenders for Fredliness... A. What...

My contenders for Fredliness...

A. What could be more Fredly than an M-Series Brompton? This is my short range commuter:
http://i.imgur.com/YAi4O.jpg

B. Went over the top with...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,956,653
Posted By cyclocommuter

Same here... I decided to remove the rack and go...

Same here... I decided to remove the rack and go with a backpack too. I also installed DIY mud flaps at the front and rear fenders. The front fender mud flap is already paying dividends... less...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,042
Posted By cyclocommuter

90/100

90/100
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,042
Posted By cyclocommuter

Fredliness: 95/100

Fredliness: 95/100
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,042
Posted By cyclocommuter

80/100 Fredliness! :)

80/100 Fredliness! :)
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By cyclocommuter

Thanks! But cycommute is I believe somewhere in...

Thanks! But cycommute is I believe somewhere in the Rockies not in Canada... LOL...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By cyclocommuter

Salamalaykum! Nice video... I thought I...

Salamalaykum! Nice video... I thought I recognized Mustasfa Askari (Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital) at around 1:30 mark while you were going down the bridge of what appears to be airport road. It also...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,184
Posted By cyclocommuter

Disc brakes for road bikes... not ready for prime time?

Interesting article at Bike Rumour: Road Bike Disc Brakes Are Coming, But Will They Work? (http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/02/14/road-bike-disc-brakes-are-coming-but-will-they-work/#more-39660)
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02-12-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By cyclocommuter

If you want something cheap and robust, you can...

If you want something cheap and robust, you can get the Cygolite Expilion 350s at Amazon for 66 bucks. I use 2 of these for my 34 mile rountrip commute... excellent lights. I mostly use the medium...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,045
Posted By cyclocommuter

JB Weld worked for me, rear derailleur cable stop...

JB Weld worked for me, rear derailleur cable stop is aluminum, frame is carbon:
http://i.imgur.com/GpHPu.jpg
02-08-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,945
Posted By cyclocommuter

I got 2 of these solely for flashing mode duties...

I got 2 of these solely for flashing mode duties in both daylight and at night:
Rosewill RLFL-11002 3W 220 Lumen Cree LED Aluminum Flashlight w/ Bicycle Bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,743
Posted By cyclocommuter

Glad you liked it! I pretty much went over the...

Glad you liked it! I pretty much went over the top with lighting on the bike in road warrior kind of way. I commute home mostly at night so the lights are literally a life saver.

Some more pics...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By cyclocommuter

Simple solution to this... look for a...

Simple solution to this... look for a styrofoam/foam noodle (like the ones used in pools to keep kids afloat) and rest the handlebars on the noodle when you flip the bike. This will give clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 179,062
Posted By cyclocommuter

djb, yes the cross bike is becoming my goto...

djb, yes the cross bike is becoming my goto bike... more so than any of my other bikes. The ability to accept wheels ranging from slicks to studded depending on prevailing weather conditions is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 179,062
Posted By cyclocommuter

I did post it in the commuting section in...

I did post it in the commuting section in response to a thread about someone getting ticked off at some commuters who don't obey traffic rules all the time. In my opinion you need to improvise when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 179,062
Posted By cyclocommuter

With regards to YouTube background music, what I...

With regards to YouTube background music, what I do is post a dummy video with audio from a band I intend to use in my final video. This dummy video is just a still image so it uploads pretty fast....
01-25-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,517
Posted By cyclocommuter

http://i.imgur.com/phrfA.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/phrfA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1dpHP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HK0bQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8X5RK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ytByA.jpg
01-25-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have a CX bike with 3 sets of wheels for...

I have a CX bike with 3 sets of wheels for commuting... studded Marathon Winter, non-studded Conti Top Contact Winter II, Conti CX Speed. Swapping wheels takes 10 minutes at most. For non commute...
01-24-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,049
Posted By cyclocommuter

Check the reviews on Amazon, etc. Some folks seem...

Check the reviews on Amazon, etc. Some folks seem to have had problems with the mounts... also the battery is not user replaceable.
01-23-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,049
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have the Cygolite Expilion 350, actually 2 of...

I have the Cygolite Expilion 350, actually 2 of them. The Expilion is well made, relatively small, light, has excellent mount. The light is more than adequate for commuting. It also has a removable...
01-22-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By cyclocommuter

I bought the Radbot 1000 about 2 months ago and I...

I bought the Radbot 1000 about 2 months ago and I do have the version which is the same as the one on the top-most youtube video... this is also the same as the one on the official Radbot video on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,743
Posted By cyclocommuter

Does a cyclocross commuter bike count? Below is...

Does a cyclocross commuter bike count? Below is my Cannondale CAADX Tiagra workhorse.

http://i.imgur.com/jXk17.jpg

I use the bike mostly for commuting on the road but I do occasionally ride it...
01-19-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,133
Posted By cyclocommuter

+1. Putting on then getting off all those layers...

+1. Putting on then getting off all those layers is a real pain especially if you are bike commuting and you have to do the process twice a day. That process takes up at least an hour of my time....
01-18-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,688
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have ridden my road bike with 700C x 23 tires...

I have ridden my road bike with 700C x 23 tires and my cyclocross with non studded winter tires (Continental Top Contact Winter II) and studded winter tires (Schwalbe Marathon Studded) in various...
01-13-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By cyclocommuter

I have a 2011 CAADX Tiagra and it does have a...

I have a 2011 CAADX Tiagra and it does have a Sora front-derailleur. I did not even notice it until I checked it upon reading this thread. However, despite being somewhat disappointed, I can say that...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,411
Posted By cyclocommuter

Exactly! I commute because I don't want to ride...

Exactly! I commute because I don't want to ride the trainer at home. My 17 mile "commute" with a buddy:

http://www.youtube.com/v/2qe3CeIqSXs?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1

Anybody who rides a...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,430
Posted By cyclocommuter

Until September 2011 it was 2 kms one way which I...

Until September 2011 it was 2 kms one way which I did on my Brompton folder. After that it was 27.5 kms (approx 17 miles) one way, Brompton could not cut it anymore and I am now using a cyclocross.
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