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Forum: Commuting
12-19-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Sentinel04

Winter tires in DC metro area needed?

I would have made this topic in the winter commuting forum (and will move it if needed), but I know a lot of NOVA commuters post here.

At any rate, I currently have gatorskin 23s on my Cyclocross...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By Sentinel04

Okay, another newbie question. If I purchase a...

Okay, another newbie question. If I purchase a Shimano pedal, is it guaranteed to fit a Shimano shoe?
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By Sentinel04

Great replies, thank you. Very helpful. I am...

Great replies, thank you. Very helpful. I am going to go to Performance and failing that take advantage of the Nashbar sale.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By Sentinel04

Ah, so mountain bike pedals/shoes work well for...

Ah, so mountain bike pedals/shoes work well for commuting? I came upon this combo and I think it might be better (and cheaper):
...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By Sentinel04

Decent setup for newbie clipless?

What do you all think about this combo?

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/64188?feat=41414-ppxs&dds=y

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/41414?feat=8254-GN3

Things that I like:

- Pedals double...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,284
Posted By Sentinel04

Yup, I commute on a Fuji Comp Cross and it is...

Yup, I commute on a Fuji Comp Cross and it is great. I have a rack, fenders and two water bottle holders installed. With double points, it was more economical than a cross check. Plus, I got it on...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,529
Posted By Sentinel04

This is what I use and have never gotten a flat.

This is what I use and have never gotten a flat.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,059
Posted By Sentinel04

And all the other cyclists were equally reckless....

And all the other cyclists were equally reckless. Look, if you were driving on a road where the speed limit was 65 mph and it was rainy, snowy, icy, whatever, you probably wouldn't drive 65 even...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,059
Posted By Sentinel04

I know the posted limit was 20mph, but you were...

I know the posted limit was 20mph, but you were downright insane to go that fast during family hour.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 261,771
Posted By Sentinel04

Ride into Arlington, VA was great this morning. ...

Ride into Arlington, VA was great this morning. I did see Lance wannabe adjusting his bike in the middle of the Custis trail, which was dumb of him. Oh well, whatever. I am not looking forward to...
Forum: Touring
08-24-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By Sentinel04

Great journal! This makes me want to tour...

Great journal! This makes me want to tour...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sentinel04

As someone who purchased a CC bike back in March...

As someone who purchased a CC bike back in March (Fuji Cross Comp) began to get interested in touring. Now, my CC bike is great for commuting and day rides, but since I want to start touring, I...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Sentinel04

Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Touring
07-27-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Sentinel04

Congrats! I have a Fuji Cross Comp and love...

Congrats!

I have a Fuji Cross Comp and love it. I think I will probably do short (3 day or so) tours with it, but if I go any further I'll have to invest in a real tourer! Let us know how you...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Sentinel04

Wisdom. This is exactly what I do minus washing...

Wisdom. This is exactly what I do minus washing my hair (though I have short hair and don't seat much). Most important part, IMHO, is the shower before your ride (if you cannot shower after) and...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Sentinel04

Dude, I'd get that checked out.

Dude, I'd get that checked out.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Sentinel04

I used to work near Wiehle Ave, I think you...

I used to work near Wiehle Ave, I think you probably have the safest route planned. Still though, man, I wouldn't want to commute there by bike (back then I was a car commuter).
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,539
Posted By Sentinel04

I always stop for red lights and wait until it is...

I always stop for red lights and wait until it is green. Being unpredictable to cars just isn't worth saving a minute or two if I am (most importantly) endangering myself or annoying or even...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,673,544
Posted By Sentinel04

Woah, nice bike! What is the brand/model?

Woah, nice bike! What is the brand/model?
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,373
Posted By Sentinel04

Seconding this. I ride a Fuji Cross Comp,...

Seconding this.

I ride a Fuji Cross Comp, but my wife rides an Insight 1. Our commute is approximately 6 miles one way. For the money, it is a great value. It is a superb commuter. Very...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,852
Posted By Sentinel04

Gotcha. Yeah, I was thinking you took the Custis...

Gotcha. Yeah, I was thinking you took the Custis into Arlington up to Rosslyn or something. That is what I normally do because coming from Falls Church to Arlington the Custis is a bit hilly...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By Sentinel04

I am late to the party, but you mentioned you...

I am late to the party, but you mentioned you liked the Fuji Cross' ride. I commute with a Fuji Cross Comp and absolutely love it. Fenders and racks were no problem. I run 25x700 Gatorskins and...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,852
Posted By Sentinel04

I also live in East Falls Church and commute to...

I also live in East Falls Church and commute to Arlington. I assume you use the Custis Trail since you mentioned a MUP? It is actually a bit hilly compared to the Mount Vernon and WOD trails.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,673,544
Posted By Sentinel04

Just needs some slicks and fenders ;)

Just needs some slicks and fenders ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-08-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,603
Posted By Sentinel04

I agree with this entire list, but let me add...

I agree with this entire list, but let me add one...

-Lance Wannabes

Holy crap, if you are on a MUP, don't try to go 25mph around corners. Dogs, kids, joggers, old folks can and WILL be in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 09:14 AM
Forum: Commuting
05-26-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Sentinel04

Ever have a driver compliment you?

Well, I was approaching Washington Blvd on Wilson Blvd heading west in Arlington when I stopped at a light and a woman rolls down her window (I am going straight, she is to my right in the right hand...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By Sentinel04

That's weird, I am commuting with a 2009 Fuji...

That's weird, I am commuting with a 2009 Fuji Cross Comp and I had Performance put both fenders and a rack on it. For three months so far, I have had zero problems. It is a great bike by itself,...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 261,771
Posted By Sentinel04

Awesome day for commuting in Arlington. I am...

Awesome day for commuting in Arlington. I am still a little amazed at the risk some of the Lance wannabes take when passing joggers on hill/turns with zero visibility. What is the rush? I guess if...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-10, 08:53 AM
Forum: Commuting
05-24-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By Sentinel04

Voted commuting and leisure rides. My wife just...

Voted commuting and leisure rides. My wife just ordered a hybrid to commute with and we are thinking of going car free eventually (in a year or so, we'll see), so I hope to do everything via bike or...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,207
Posted By Sentinel04

I am using 700x23 Gatorskins to replace the more...

I am using 700x23 Gatorskins to replace the more aggressive tread that came with my Fuji Cross Comp. Minus one pinch flat (very low pressure in my wheels) I have not gotten a flat yet and I ride...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,300
Posted By Sentinel04

I am just jealous that some riders have the...

I am just jealous that some riders have the ability to actually push themselves speed wise. I usually use a MUP to commute, but even if I ride on the road (which I do more and more frequently), I...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 261,771
Posted By Sentinel04

Well, there were about a million cyclists and...

Well, there were about a million cyclists and joggers on the Custis trail today. Soooo much MUP traffic. Not only that, the Lance wannabes need to chill out on these trails and be safe. I almost...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,513
Posted By Sentinel04

Yup, when I bought my Cross Comp, I took the cx...

Yup, when I bought my Cross Comp, I took the cx tires off and used gatorskins. Great purchase, no flats so far and they are smooooth
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,308
Posted By Sentinel04

I always wear a helmet.

I always wear a helmet.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,673,544
Posted By Sentinel04

Sixty Fiver, just wanted to say thanks for...

Sixty Fiver, just wanted to say thanks for posting all these awesome bikes. I also agree with you - fenders (and a rack) on a bike is just great to see. I love seeing "working" bikes.

That...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,513
Posted By Sentinel04

Yup, the only bicycle accident I have ever...

Yup, the only bicycle accident I have ever witnessed was on a MUP (I am still somewhat new to cycling). A kid, probably 12 or so, was coming down hill and the path curves to the left. He got...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,696
Posted By Sentinel04

2009 Fuji Comp Cross, Fredded out with fenders...

2009 Fuji Comp Cross, Fredded out with fenders and a rack. I am very happy I chose cyclocross over a hybrid due to the drop bars. It was a bit of a gamble because I had never owned a cyclocross...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,513
Posted By Sentinel04

I'd agree with going the extra two miles. ...

I'd agree with going the extra two miles.

However, I initially used a MUP exclusively for a few months, but then as I grew more confident, I try to get off of it possible for all the reasons that...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By Sentinel04

Wait, so is a wax lube like Blue Lightening...

Wait, so is a wax lube like Blue Lightening better for dry climates?
Forum: Commuting
05-07-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,802
Posted By Sentinel04

About 6 miles on the Custis trail in Arlington,...

About 6 miles on the Custis trail in Arlington, VA. I think today I might just ride down the Mt. Vernon Trail and catch the WOD back up to the Custis.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By Sentinel04

Awesome. Funny, too.

Awesome. Funny, too.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Sentinel04

And add to that Sharks with lazers on their heads!

And add to that Sharks with lazers on their heads!
Forum: Commuting
04-30-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 261,771
Posted By Sentinel04

I had a great ride in, though we are getting 30+...

I had a great ride in, though we are getting 30+ degree changes in temperatures in NoVa. Was in the 40's this morning and likely around 80 this afternoon. A light biking jacket/windbreaker is all I...
Forum: Southeast
04-28-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,557
Posted By Sentinel04

Well I grew up in the South and currently live in...

Well I grew up in the South and currently live in NoVa and can tell you that DC is nothing like cities in the South no matter what you want to believe.

DC is tucked away in Maryland and should...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Sentinel04

Folders are just a ton of fun. My cross bike is...

Folders are just a ton of fun. My cross bike is always number one, but sometimes I take the folder out for casual rides because it is so neat. I am always astonished folders perform as well as they...
04-05-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Sentinel04

The actual shifter 'triggers' (which I push to...

The actual shifter 'triggers' (which I push to change gears) seem to respond normally, just not the actual FD itself. The rear cassette has 10 gears while the front cassette has only two. I just...
04-05-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Sentinel04

Not at all, I am a huge newbie. I will take it...

Not at all, I am a huge newbie. I will take it to the shop ASAP.

But, to try to clarify for what it is worth: the front cassette is not shifting gears. The rear casette shifts gears fine. It...
04-05-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Sentinel04

Front DerailleurQuestion

I bought a 2009 Fuji Cross Comp a couple weeks ago and the front shifter is confusing me. I tried to Google for the answer, but I am afraid my own ignorance is hampering my search. Hopefully...
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