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01-20-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Forrest74

They look great but the idea of having your hands...

They look great but the idea of having your hands lashed to your bike when you're going over the handlebars is terrifying to me. (****** link...
01-20-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 114,634
Posted By Forrest74

@ Bat56.. You wear a winter helmet at 70F? And...

@ Bat56.. You wear a winter helmet at 70F? And only a t-shirt/jersey down to 30F?

For what it's worth I wear my summer helmet down to 20F, with a merino buff underneath. 50F is my threshold for...
01-04-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 103,998
Posted By Forrest74

droy45.. you don't cover your eyes at 0F?

droy45.. you don't cover your eyes at 0F?
12-14-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,744
Posted By Forrest74

A sand snake has it's entire surface in contact...

A sand snake has it's entire surface in contact with the ground, this wheel is still a wheel and only has one tiny area in contact with the surface. I can't even imagine how you would turn the...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Forrest74

You need carbs for energy, not protein. (If I am...

You need carbs for energy, not protein. (If I am reading your post correctly)
12-01-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,921
Posted By Forrest74

Finally got mine setup! Really a fun ride.. but I...

Finally got mine setup! Really a fun ride.. but I might need some clip-on fenders for road mush.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8234989217_1111bd66b2_z.jpg...
11-28-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,218
Posted By Forrest74

I had a numb sensation in my left leg last summer...

I had a numb sensation in my left leg last summer when I would ride 16km or more. I adjusted my seat a little bit, slightly nose down (by 0.5 degrees or less), so I was firmly sitting with my sit...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,459
Posted By Forrest74

Sell them on Craigslist or ebay.. It doesn't make...

Sell them on Craigslist or ebay.. It doesn't make sense to purchase a new bike with the 26" limitation IMO.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By Forrest74

I really like getting to the office early, so I...

I really like getting to the office early, so I take the 10 km (6.5 mile) route in the morning. On the way home however, I have time to enjoy the ride, so I take the 16 km (10 mile) route.

My...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,572
Posted By Forrest74

Or, if you are being blinded by some idiot that...

Or, if you are being blinded by some idiot that doesn't know how to correctly aim a light. Avert your gaze and pedal/drive directly into there path. They will get the message.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By Forrest74

Use a garden sprayer to rinse off the bike, just...

Use a garden sprayer to rinse off the bike, just a small hand held version.

If I had any concern about bringing a bike inside during the winter it would be the constant temperature cycling on the...
11-10-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,614
Posted By Forrest74

Jesus man.. you're wearing a ton of cotton and a...

Jesus man.. you're wearing a ton of cotton and a rain jacket on top of it, you have pretty much the optimal combination to produce the most amount of sweat. If you wanted to kick it up a notch you...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,572
Posted By Forrest74

Solid lights after dark, flashing during the...

Solid lights after dark, flashing during the daytime.

It's pretty easy to blind other cyclists and motorists with sub-hundred dollar lights these days. I know people here will preach up and down...
11-07-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,540
Posted By Forrest74

RFID is interesting as christ0ph briefly...

RFID is interesting as christ0ph briefly mentioned. It made me think of the chip they embed in pets. That infrastructure is fairly well developed and could easily fit in a bicycle frame. I guess the...
10-30-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,843
Posted By Forrest74

I have a Light & Motion 400 and a Cygolite...

I have a Light & Motion 400 and a Cygolite Hotshot, nothing in amber (but I am looking).

I passed a guy this morning that had an amber/yellow light clipped to the front of his backpack strap,...
10-29-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,843
Posted By Forrest74

Yeah, it looks really good. I have an older...

Yeah, it looks really good.

I have an older RocktheBike amber glow tube (down low glow (http://www.rockthebike.com/the-down-low-glow/)). It lights up nice, but it is huge and the battery pack is...
10-29-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,843
Posted By Forrest74

Someone posted this...

Someone posted this (http://www.******.com/r/bicycling/comments/12848j/be_visible_they_said_this_is_my_bike_from_behind/) on ****** today and I think the amber setup is pretty nice (the setup is by...
10-23-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,191
Posted By Forrest74

I'm a new to adjusting disk brakes so I could be...

I'm a new to adjusting disk brakes so I could be doing it wrong. But I have BB5 brakes and I've found both pads fairly easy to adjust. The inside pad has the knob adjuster and for the outside pad I...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By Forrest74

Another huge benefit of looking back is that is...

Another huge benefit of looking back is that is signals drivers that you are considering a move.. a couple quick glances and most cars around here will slow down and allow you to cut in to make a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Forrest74

Ok, thanks for the opinions.. I'm putting too...

Ok, thanks for the opinions.. I'm putting too much thought into it, I'll tone it down. :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Forrest74

Yeah, I am still in the honeymoon phase, before...

Yeah, I am still in the honeymoon phase, before the winter strikes it's cold hands on my soul and bicycle. :D

For reference my old method (pre-yesterday) was to go over the bike with a spray...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Forrest74

Wipe down opinions (cleaning)

I try to clean my bicycle once every two weeks (150 miles), or after a wet commute. Yesterday I was watching football and working on the bike when I decided to skip the degreaser altogether in favor...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-12, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Forrest74

- Lots of protein (this is extremely important...

- Lots of protein (this is extremely important for me, I get a 55 gallon vat of protein mix at Costco.)
- Do not pull up on clipless, but try to relieve the leg weight instead.
- Stretch in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,274
Posted By Forrest74

Yesterday evening was brutal. I crossed the...

Yesterday evening was brutal. I crossed the Olivier Charbonneau Bridge on the way home and I swore I was the wicked witch of the Ost (only much slower). I am mostly fine in Montreal, but once I am in...
10-16-12, 08:10 AM
10-10-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,749
Posted By Forrest74

A Doberman is not an eating dog. Not...

A Doberman is not an eating dog.



Not sure if you're just trolling, but shooting it would be more humane compared to that bull****.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By Forrest74

Visibility is crap out of those cars.. I had a...

Visibility is crap out of those cars.. I had a Miata for a time and it took over a month to get used to the contortions I had to do to check my blind spots.

Something to be mindful of as a cyclist.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,952,031
Posted By Forrest74

What fenders are those, if you don't mind me...

What fenders are those, if you don't mind me asking? (just had a very messy ride on my Vaya)
09-28-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,226
Posted By Forrest74

Perhaps a decent synthetic car wax? It will...

Perhaps a decent synthetic car wax? It will certainly help prevent dust build-up and will also help hide/minimize scratches to the finish.
09-28-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,250
Posted By Forrest74

Personify your bike, it will then talk to you....

Personify your bike, it will then talk to you. Mine curses at me all the time now. :(
Forum: Commuting
09-28-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,309
Posted By Forrest74

Our apartment is on an active bike path. I take...

Our apartment is on an active bike path. I take the dog out probably 30-45 minutes before I go to work, and right now that is pretty dark (6:15 am ish). In Montreal you have every type of cyclist,...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-12, 06:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,819
Posted By Forrest74

Same here for the most part. I wash everything...

Same here for the most part. I wash everything weekly, gloves, helmet liners, etc. and I am odor free (wife confirmed after return ride home).

This may be an out-there comment but I am also a...
09-27-12, 05:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,679
Posted By Forrest74

This is my first winter I plan to commute by...

This is my first winter I plan to commute by bike. So far I've figured out that 15C (60F) is my low tolerance for a t-shirt, and 10C (50F) is my low tolerance for shorts. It's all in the testing...
09-26-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,921
Posted By Forrest74

Nice bike Ozonation! Good luck with it and keep...

Nice bike Ozonation! Good luck with it and keep us posted on the commuting aspect.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,533
Posted By Forrest74

From my experience being predictable is far more...

From my experience being predictable is far more valuable than following the letter of the law.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,298
Posted By Forrest74

My wife and I got back from a long weekend in the...

My wife and I got back from a long weekend in the US (4 days sans velo). I was really wobbly on the bike first day back, I didn't get much sleep over the weekend and probably drank too much. After...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,148
Posted By Forrest74

I usually stay at my own pace on the commute,...

I usually stay at my own pace on the commute, which is usually a bit higher than those around me.. but sometimes people I pass go all out to run me down. Three days ago, during the morning commute, a...
09-14-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,921
Posted By Forrest74

Consider a second set of 29er wheels to run...

Consider a second set of 29er wheels to run studded. I'm in a similar situation, looking at a Beargrease at the moment.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Forrest74

I find taking the shirt/shorts into the shower...

I find taking the shirt/shorts into the shower with me for a quick rinse gives me several weeks before rewashing. Lifehacker posted a neat idea for a drying rack in a shower as well, basically...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By Forrest74

I'm not sure if this is the proper way but it...

I'm not sure if this is the proper way but it works for me.

With the valve on top. I clasp my hand through the spokes so that my lower fingers/palm hold the barrel end of the pump in place. You...
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