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Forum: Commuting
03-14-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,488
Posted By Chuck Naill

Absolutely, :thumb:

Absolutely, :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
03-13-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,488
Posted By Chuck Naill

Yes, I find the dogmatism silly. If you...

Yes, I find the dogmatism silly.


If you are using a bicycle to tour your local neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon, as fare as I am concerned, you are doing the same thing as someone coming from...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,488
Posted By Chuck Naill

There are accounts the bicycle was developed as a...

There are accounts the bicycle was developed as a replacement for horse travel. Human propelled transportation seems to me the most reasonable explanation for why the bicycle developed and exactly...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-18, 03:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,488
Posted By Chuck Naill

What I had in mind is not that some are false....

What I had in mind is not that some are false. :foo: :D


Commuters use the bicycle for transportation, it's true purpose. You can commute on any type of bike available. You can wear anything you...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,488
Posted By Chuck Naill

True Cyclist

Because of my experiences watching bike commuter's in my city, I now think of you all who use bikes as transportation as the "true cyclists". Cheers to all commuters. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
02-03-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,512
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've tried everything. My new method is just to...

I've tried everything. My new method is just to dismount. I like the stick idea. We have an old wooden fungo bat from my son's baseball days that is light that I think might work with multiple dogs. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Chuck Naill

New Year/New Dogs

Was finally able to get out yesterday after single digits the last few weeks. Looks like Santa brought at least three folks some new dogs that I hadn't seen before. First encounter was only one dog....
Forum: Touring
01-21-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,293
Posted By Chuck Naill

I agree and that's why I am using the Brooks B-17.

I agree and that's why I am using the Brooks B-17.
01-17-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,386
Posted By Chuck Naill

Profound wisdom and unfortunately not often...

Profound wisdom and unfortunately not often unheeded. :thumb:


I would add to decide over time what type of cycling you enjoy most and get a bike that suits your preference.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Chuck Naill

Dawn and let them soak. Have them laundered.

Dawn and let them soak. Have them laundered.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,728
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've found myself doing the same. By blowing the...

I've found myself doing the same. By blowing the horn I know the driver sees me. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
12-24-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,693
Posted By Chuck Naill

Don't forget the Fire Ribbon.

Don't forget the Fire Ribbon.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,728
Posted By Chuck Naill

I got rear ended a few years back at a red light...

I got rear ended a few years back at a red light driving a Forester. Ever since then I've been overly sensitive to cars being too close.


As a cyclist I am always concerned about drivers getting...
Forum: Touring
12-13-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,512
Posted By Chuck Naill

I agree with you after trying everything...

I agree with you after trying everything else...just dismount. Now days I say nothing, just use the bike as a shield even for multiple dogs.


The owners eventually notice and come out to let me...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,748
Posted By Chuck Naill

The best back packs are also bags. It just...

The best back packs are also bags. It just depends if you want to wear the bag or have your bike do it for you. :thumb:
11-13-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By Chuck Naill

My son added a hitch on their Nissan. The hole...

My son added a hitch on their Nissan. The hole were predrilled so all that was necessary was to bolt it on. You might check YouTube. That's where I learn everything.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Chuck Naill

I use a Buff BUFF® USA Official Store |...

I use a Buff BUFF® USA Official Store | Multifunctional Headwear (http://buffusa.com/) in the Winter which can double at a balaclava to protect against wind or neck gaiter.
Forum: Touring
10-18-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By Chuck Naill

For a diesel to "roll coal" the exhaust has to be...

For a diesel to "roll coal" the exhaust has to be modified. The justification is better fuel economy. I assume a person who is rolling coal has some serious anti-social issues and maybe some...
Forum: Touring
10-14-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,569
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've never understood the need to have a ...

I've never understood the need to have a "beater" anything. Over on the guitar forums they ask the same questions.


Like others, I own one bike. That means it does it all.
Forum: Touring
10-08-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,779
Posted By Chuck Naill

A Brooks B-17 came on my bike. I learned from the...

A Brooks B-17 came on my bike. I learned from the bike shop to adjust the angle which served to cause me to be sitting on the flat surface. This was my first experience with this saddle. While this...
10-08-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,311
Posted By Chuck Naill

I have bar end shifters and decided on the...

I have bar end shifters and decided on the shorter stem Cyclestar Mirror. Here is a link to where it was purchased. Cycle Star Mirror 901 & 901/3 Busch & Muller...
10-08-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,677
Posted By Chuck Naill

Well said. :thumb: The last things I am...

Well said. :thumb:


The last things I am concerned about is the owners carpet. Here, the law is on the said of the cyclist since we have a lease law. :)


My problem is when I needed it the...
Forum: Touring
09-05-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,534
Posted By Chuck Naill

A B-17 came on my bike. If I didn't have fenders...

A B-17 came on my bike. If I didn't have fenders I would be concerned all the time. As it is, I carry a plastic grocery bag at all times in the panniers. The picture above shows the nose elevated....
08-30-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,515
Posted By Chuck Naill

I agree with many things you said. Let's...

I agree with many things you said.


Let's take an example and you can tell me how you would handle the customer. The customer decides to take up golf. They have never played at all and they've...
08-30-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,515
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've had a much different experience with shops...

I've had a much different experience with shops here.


Here is the real problem, consumers come in without knowing what they want. The same is true when trying to purchase a car. One cannot...
08-28-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,176
Posted By Chuck Naill

Ask her. Children and not the same so...

Ask her.


Children and not the same so that a parent might allow one to do something they would allow another child to do.


Please consider her concerns. She loves you and only wants your...
08-28-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,956
Posted By Chuck Naill

Those are nice. :thumb:

Those are nice. :thumb:
08-28-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,956
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've used clipless and clips. I just went back to...

I've used clipless and clips. I just went back to clips because I wanted to be able to use any type of shoe.


I use MKS deep toe clips...
08-27-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,049
Posted By Chuck Naill

I went to my bike shop and tried on helmets. The...

I went to my bike shop and tried on helmets. The Lazer helmet brand adjustment system is on top and adjusts by tightening around the circumference of the head. This helmet was also very light besides...
Forum: Touring
08-23-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,459
Posted By Chuck Naill

KONA BIKES | ROAD | DEW | Dr Dew...

KONA BIKES | ROAD | DEW | Dr Dew (http://www.konaworld.com/dr_dew.cfm)
Forum: Fatbikes
08-22-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,418
Posted By Chuck Naill

I like to say that a Kona Sutra is the Subaru of...

I like to say that a Kona Sutra is the Subaru of bikes, go anywhere and do anything.
08-19-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,211
Posted By Chuck Naill

Do you also drive fast? Whenever I want to go...

Do you also drive fast? Whenever I want to go fast I use the car. When I am in a hurry I fly.
08-17-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By Chuck Naill

He bought the Kona.

He bought the Kona.
08-16-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By Chuck Naill

:thumb:

:thumb:
08-15-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By Chuck Naill

I saw this at the bike shop where I got my Kona...

I saw this at the bike shop where I got my Kona Sutra. This bike is beautiful and less than $1000.
KONA BIKES | ROAD | DEW | Dr Dew (http://konaworld.com/dr_dew.cfm)
08-14-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,013
Posted By Chuck Naill

Just get a Kona Sutra and be done with it.

Just get a Kona Sutra and be done with it.
08-09-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Chuck Naill

Now I have seen everything.....:D

Now I have seen everything.....:D
Forum: Touring
08-06-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By Chuck Naill

I am sorry for your experience, but it confirms...

I am sorry for your experience, but it confirms by decision to keep plastic covers in the panniers just in case.
Forum: Touring
08-06-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By Chuck Naill

The Kona Sutra comes with everything but the...

The Kona Sutra comes with everything but the luggage.
08-06-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,526
Posted By Chuck Naill

I wear normal clothes when riding. :D:D ...

I wear normal clothes when riding. :D:D


If I were spending some bucks on a new bike I would not want one that had several "try out" miles.


BTW, you see more at 8 miles per hour. :thumb:
08-05-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,526
Posted By Chuck Naill

I agree.:thumb:

I agree.:thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-05-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,245
Posted By Chuck Naill

If I ever change from the "rat trap" and clips...

If I ever change from the "rat trap" and clips I'll get these from Kona.
https://www.pinkbike.com/product/kona/Wah-Wah/
08-01-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,381
Posted By Chuck Naill

His point was not the money, but the value.

His point was not the money, but the value.
07-31-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,381
Posted By Chuck Naill

I chose the Lazer with MIPI technology. One of...

I chose the Lazer with MIPI technology. One of the best size adjustments I've tried. I think the cost was less than $100. Cheap insurance.
07-31-17, 05:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,850
Posted By Chuck Naill

For me going faster means I have to gain the...

For me going faster means I have to gain the strength to pedal the higher gears with the same RPM as the lower gears. I agree totally that wind and road gradient are factors as well as weight. I've...
07-30-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,320
Posted By Chuck Naill

I had in mind using the dry cotton cloth to dry...

I had in mind using the dry cotton cloth to dry yourself off during the ride if excessive sweating is how your body works.
07-30-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,320
Posted By Chuck Naill

Okay, I'll ask you to explain how an exterior...

Okay, I'll ask you to explain how an exterior garment would increase chafing? I understand if you mean it might increase the temperature for some and cause more sweating.


For me, I prefer to...
07-27-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,320
Posted By Chuck Naill

What would you think about carrying a cotton...

What would you think about carrying a cotton towel along for drying yourself off a bit during the ride?
07-27-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,320
Posted By Chuck Naill

Please report back. :thumb:

Please report back. :thumb:
07-27-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,320
Posted By Chuck Naill

You've gotten several suggestions. What do you...

You've gotten several suggestions. What do you think you are going to try next?
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