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Forum: Commuting
04-16-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,726
Posted By stdlrf11

Thanks for the replies! I'm still looking....

Thanks for the replies!

I'm still looking. I'm leaning towards a regular trunk bag. I've found a few on Amazon, with good reviews, for under $20.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,726
Posted By stdlrf11

Budget Bag for Porteur Rack?

Hey folks,

Long story short, I'm recovering from shoulder surgery and I find it uncomfortable to wear my beloved Timbuk2 backpack.

I installed a pizza rack on my AWOL, and I'm looking for an...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By stdlrf11

+1 on the suggestion to get in touch with Bike...

+1 on the suggestion to get in touch with Bike Friendly Mid-Cities.

Eric and his group are awesome. They'll help you find the best route and help get you comfortable with riding on the roads,...
02-24-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By stdlrf11

I couldn't find anything to complain about with...

I couldn't find anything to complain about with my Ritchey Speedmax Comps. They are pretty good for ~$20.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By stdlrf11

www.bikejournal.com Simple, easy. You...

www.bikejournal.com

Simple, easy.

You can track millage per bike, per component.
12-11-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,680
Posted By stdlrf11

Kenda Kozmik 50-622 Easy tubeless install on...

Kenda Kozmik 50-622
Easy tubeless install on velocity aileron rims. Decent on pavement, great on gravel, especially loose stuff.

Specialized Renegade control 29x1.8
Easy tubeless install. Poor...
11-25-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By stdlrf11

The bead was loose. It took forever too seat....

The bead was loose. It took forever too seat. Usually I just use a floor pump, but even after wasting several CO2 cartridges, I had to use someone's air compressor. Even with that, it was a hassle.
...
11-24-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By stdlrf11

I recommend NOT using Vee tires tubeless. ...

I recommend NOT using Vee tires tubeless.

Actually, I say stay away from Vee tires.
11-13-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By stdlrf11

The Nashbar housing is Jagwire's cheap housing....

The Nashbar housing is Jagwire's cheap housing. It says so right on the cable. Jagwire usually sells it in big rolls. Nashbar sells it in smaller packages.

It's nothing special, but it works. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By stdlrf11

Nice! We peruse a thrift store every few...

Nice!

We peruse a thrift store every few weekends.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By stdlrf11

I had a pair of wheels handbuilt for my AWOL....

I had a pair of wheels handbuilt for my AWOL. Hope hubs and Velocity Aileron rims. I love them. They are tough, light and spin smooth, even after all they've been through. I've got a little under 10k...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By stdlrf11

I recently moved to a townhouse with no garage,...

I recently moved to a townhouse with no garage, so I'm doing something similar.

I bought a single bike stand to hold the bike, a small rug to park it on, and a small Rubermaid type storage...
11-01-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,280
Posted By stdlrf11

I used to ride gravel on a single speed. I was...

I used to ride gravel on a single speed. I was running 48x17 on 700x32's. We'd only have about 2k worth of elevation over 60 miles or so. Nothing you couldn't sprint up. I would have died had we come...
11-01-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By stdlrf11

Hot water, Dawn and a few cups of vinegar. Rinse...

Hot water, Dawn and a few cups of vinegar. Rinse and repeat.

Do that before they get too funky, and they'll last a lot longer.

I went through several pairs before learning that trick.

My...
10-29-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,531
Posted By stdlrf11

I built one up for/with a friend. It is a quality...

I built one up for/with a friend. It is a quality frame for sure, but rather heavy, even for a steel bike.
10-29-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By stdlrf11

Specialized Sawtooth 700x42c 2bliss - 35/40 -...

Specialized Sawtooth 700x42c 2bliss - 35/40 - 185lbs

Roll well on rough gravel and smooth pavement.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By stdlrf11

Sounds like the shorts are too baggy, if they're...

Sounds like the shorts are too baggy, if they're getting caught on the saddle.

Just get a few pair that aren't as loose.

I'm a fan of bargain shopping for my commuting clothes. My most...
10-15-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By stdlrf11

I just put the Sawtooth 42s on my AWOL and I'm...

I just put the Sawtooth 42s on my AWOL and I'm impressed. They have good traction on both gravel and pavement. I can't say anything bad about them. They set up tubeless easily. I'm still playing with...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,960
Posted By stdlrf11

In 2010, I was taking the train to work, and saw...

In 2010, I was taking the train to work, and saw a guy riding an old Raleigh with a severely rusted chain. The next day, I brought along a bottle of lube and asked him if I could oil his chain. Come...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 104,396
Posted By stdlrf11

An abandoned dog. I watched as the owner...

An abandoned dog.

I watched as the owner sped off, and the dog chased the truck for a few yards. The look of confusion and eventual realization of betrayal was heartbreaking to watch.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 104,396
Posted By stdlrf11

I LOVE finding water bottles. I've found several...

I LOVE finding water bottles. I've found several over the years. I'd hate to see them go in the trash, so I pick them up. I probably have 6 foster bottles in my cupboard.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By stdlrf11

I had 8,000 miles on a Gatorskin before I lost a...

I had 8,000 miles on a Gatorskin before I lost a big chunk of rubber in the middle of a long ride. My buddy thought I had something stuck to my tire. Come to find out, it was the bare threads showing.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 104,396
Posted By stdlrf11

I'd go with the Cylon eyes. 524315

I'd go with the Cylon eyes.

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Forum: Commuting
05-30-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By stdlrf11

I usually run by Ross, Marshals and the Thrift...

I usually run by Ross, Marshals and the Thrift stores when looking for my commuting gear. I found that the name brand athletic clothes (Under Armor, Reebok, Nike, Asics, Adidas, etc.) are much better...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,521
Posted By stdlrf11

I had a nice 1/4" slice in one tire. The sealant...

I had a nice 1/4" slice in one tire. The sealant sealed just fine at first. A few days later I hit the levee roads, with golf ball sized gravel. The tire flexed enough to pop open the cut and spray...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,521
Posted By stdlrf11

Any other tubeless commuters?

My latest build was a AWOL frame with 5800 11sp groupset and a Hope/Velocity tubeless wheelset.
The plan was to do weekend gravel grinder/fire road rides, but the bike was so fun to ride that it...
04-21-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By stdlrf11

What 47c tires are you using? I love my...

What 47c tires are you using?

I love my AWOL. I'm running Salsa Cowbell bars and a 50/34 - 11-32, 5800 105 drivetrain. Kenda Kozmik 29x2.0 tubeless on Velocity/Hope wheelset.
04-21-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,753
Posted By stdlrf11

My wife has helped me make a few bags. Most...

My wife has helped me make a few bags. Most turned out pretty handy.

The black bag was made specifically for the small rack. We bought the material from JoAnns.
The red bag was a cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By stdlrf11

Reveal the Path

Reveal the Path
03-26-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By stdlrf11

My Magicshine battery lasted a little over a year...

My Magicshine battery lasted a little over a year of heavy use. 1.5hrs one way on med for 5 days/week.
I had more problems with the connectors. They weren't near as water resistant as I needed them...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 104,396
Posted By stdlrf11

507634 507635 507636 Discarded art....

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Discarded art....
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By stdlrf11

I wear mine all day. You never know when you...

I wear mine all day. You never know when you might slip and hit your head. ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By stdlrf11

A few years ago, we started making our own...

A few years ago, we started making our own laundry detergent using Zote (soap), Borax, and Washing Soda.
We noticed that our clothes didn't have the strong perfume odor of detergent anymore, but...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,135
Posted By stdlrf11

I've got a JBL speaker hooked on the strap of my...

I've got a JBL speaker hooked on the strap of my handlebar bag. The 3.5mm jack runs to my phone, which has over 800 songs.
I have pretty much every type of music on there, except classical and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,328
Posted By stdlrf11

Switch the hotshot into the steady on mode, then...

Switch the hotshot into the steady on mode, then press the adjustment button. It will change the brightness, or intensity, either up or down. Release and press again to adjust again in the opposite...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,328
Posted By stdlrf11

I've got a new Solas 30 and an old HotShot. ...

I've got a new Solas 30 and an old HotShot.

I think the HotShot is much brighter, but has such a concentrated beam that the Solas seems more visible at off angles.

They both lose out to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,328
Posted By stdlrf11

I have the axiom pulse 60 and the cygolite...

I have the axiom pulse 60 and the cygolite hotshot. Both are great.

I also have the new nightrider solas(?) That has been good so far.

There's nothing wrong with PDW stuff with rechargeable...
02-14-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,597
Posted By stdlrf11

By volume, I mean tire size, specifically width. ...

By volume, I mean tire size, specifically width.

The wider the tire, the more air volume is inside.

The wider the tire, the more material is required to make it, so the heavier it will be.
...
02-14-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,597
Posted By stdlrf11

I look at size first. What volume can I fit? What...

I look at size first. What volume can I fit? What balance of size and weight do I want on that bike?

Then I look at basic puncture protection. I don't like the heavy thick inserts, but I do like a...
02-14-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,597
Posted By stdlrf11

Before I shelled out any money, I'd pump them up...

Before I shelled out any money, I'd pump them up to 95 just to see if that helped.

If not, then I'd look at higher quality tires. I'm a big fan of higher volume, higher thread count, rather than...
02-14-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,597
Posted By stdlrf11

This may sound like a dumb question, but have you...

This may sound like a dumb question, but have you played with tire pressure?

I bought a certain rear tire to replace a gatorskin, and I found it needed to be pumped to 10psi higher than I liked...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By stdlrf11

Performance is good. For the price, Canari is...

Performance is good.
For the price, Canari is okay, but also easier to find at regular sporting goods stores.
02-08-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By stdlrf11

I replaced a triple road crank and square taper...

I replaced a triple road crank and square taper BB with a hollowtech system, and the weight difference was significant. I didn't have a scale handy, but it felt like a pound. It was really a huge,...
02-08-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,431
Posted By stdlrf11

F is for Family

F is for Family
02-06-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 503,384
Posted By stdlrf11

I was running the controls, not the S works.

I was running the controls, not the S works.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,676
Posted By stdlrf11

I just picked up a Specialized Centro LED helmet...

I just picked up a Specialized Centro LED helmet after my last one cracked in a crash.

The LED part is a gimmick, IMO, since it's coin cell operated and very weak.

The helmet fits great,...
02-06-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 503,384
Posted By stdlrf11

I ran the Renegade 1.8's for a while on my AWOL....

I ran the Renegade 1.8's for a while on my AWOL. They were okay, but didn't last long. I was lucky to get 1200 miles on the set, rotating them half way.
Right now I'm using Kenda Kozmik Lite tires...
02-02-16, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By stdlrf11

At least you have fifty stations..... Dallas has...

At least you have fifty stations..... Dallas has ONE. :twitchy:

Ft. Worth has a good bikeshare network. Every time I'm in town I see folks whizzing around on them. I think I saw a figure of around...
01-29-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,971
Posted By stdlrf11

That thing is wicked cool!! As for me, I...

That thing is wicked cool!!

As for me, I just clipped the lights upside down off the handlebar. Nothing spectacular.

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When I ride that bike at night, I still use the NiteRider(s) like...
01-28-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,938
Posted By stdlrf11

I've been very happy with my Kenda Kosmik Lite...

I've been very happy with my Kenda Kosmik Lite (http://www.jensonusa.com/Kenda-Kozmik-Lite-II-Pro-29-SCT-Tire) tires.

They are 29x2.0 (700x50), 120tpi, tubeless compatible, and have the dual...
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