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03-31-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By JeremyZ

harpoonalt: Sorry, I don't know what made me...

harpoonalt: Sorry, I don't know what made me think you were a lady. It was not intentional.

FWIW - Those bikes are all available in a male version, hehehe.
03-31-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,592
Posted By JeremyZ

That officer will get talked-to by his...

That officer will get talked-to by his supervisor, and educated about the bicycle laws.

I think he KNEW you were right, once you started citing statutes, but he did not want to lose face, so he...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,603
Posted By JeremyZ

Could you buy the bike from them, but request to...

Could you buy the bike from them, but request to buy one from the box? I.e., take a pass on the free assembly? That'd be what I'd do if I were going to buy that bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 104,662
Posted By JeremyZ

hiyer1: That is a great trail that you've got on...

hiyer1: That is a great trail that you've got on the way to work. Thanks for sharing the pix.

Rimmer: Too much information. It seems like a shame to not even greet a fellow cyclist when you see...
03-31-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,316
Posted By JeremyZ

Schwinn Coffee

This is not a TRUE vintage bike, but definitely a classic design. The more hardcore vintage guys/gals will turn up their noses, but I really like the classic designs, but without the classic hassles....
03-31-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By JeremyZ

I just looked on Trek's site, I re-thought my...

I just looked on Trek's site, I re-thought my recommendation from above. Those skinny-tired hybrids (Trek calls them "Fitness Bikes") still seem to put the rider in a forward lean.

This is the one...
03-31-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By JeremyZ

Are you willing to give up comfort for speed? If...

Are you willing to give up comfort for speed? If so, cyclocross bikes are fine. They are basically road bikes that are more ruggedly built: stronger (heavier) frame, better brakes, and wider wheels...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeremyZ

Here are some more options: Schwinn...

Here are some more options:

Schwinn Voyageur 21. Has everything but lights.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1116012_-1___400307...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeremyZ

You're right, it wasn't mentioned. It must have...

You're right, it wasn't mentioned. It must have been a similar thread that had the $200 limit.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 104,662
Posted By JeremyZ

Wow, hubcap, that WAS a lot of wildlife for your...

Wow, hubcap, that WAS a lot of wildlife for your trip home.

The trail you were talking about that's always flooded, is it the Des Plaines River Trail? I tried to take that to work one day last...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,442
Posted By JeremyZ

Well, this is going to be a long and nervous...

Well, this is going to be a long and nervous wait, hehehe.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeremyZ

Didn't you say you had a hard $200 limit for the...

Didn't you say you had a hard $200 limit for the bike?

Only the beach cruisers and kids' bikes at REI are less than $200. Everything else seems to be $350+, which is out of the question even with...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 104,662
Posted By JeremyZ

Yesterday's evening commute was wonderful....

Yesterday's evening commute was wonderful. Instead of just riding the 1.8 miles home from the train station, I detoured to the LBS and picked up a couple spare inner tubes, a set of gloves, and a...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,442
Posted By JeremyZ

Great thread. I think you'll have fun assembling...

Great thread. I think you'll have fun assembling the Hounder. When you get it, look in the instructions and see what tools they say you need. Get those tools from your friend or dad before you even...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeremyZ

That seems like a lot of dough for that bike, and...

That seems like a lot of dough for that bike, and the warranty would be hard to activate. Local bike shops would probably try to gouge you on assembly if you didn't buy the bike from them. If you DO...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By JeremyZ

I was going to bike today, but it is POURING in...

I was going to bike today, but it is POURING in Chicago now. That, plus it's cold and I don't need to be getting sick right now. I don't have the right clothes for a cold and wet commute.

In my...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By JeremyZ

The thing is, 'cross bikes aren't much different...

The thing is, 'cross bikes aren't much different than road bikes. Heavier frame and braze-ons is about it.

I think you should get something truly different, like a hybrid or a proper urban bike....
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By JeremyZ

I don't really see the benefit of a USB charged...

I don't really see the benefit of a USB charged light. I prefer to invest the money in a stock of Sanyo Eneloop AAs and just switch them out when needed and be able to use them in other devices.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,764
Posted By JeremyZ

I bet a lot who responded didn't read your whole...

I bet a lot who responded didn't read your whole post.

No, I wouldn't take the loan. I'd buy a beater bike and also take the bus sometimes to avoid debt in this case. To me, a Walmart bike is...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By JeremyZ

I think in your case, I'd take the slightly...

I think in your case, I'd take the slightly longer route.

It can vary though. In my case, the shorter route is 26 miles one way, and the longer is 30+ miles and takes an hour longer. Either route...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 104,662
Posted By JeremyZ

Morning commute was great. It was 39F this...

Morning commute was great. It was 39F this morning when I left, so I wore cargo pants and a fleece sweatshirt instead of my usual shorts + T-shirt. No sweating!

I also remembered to inflate the...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By JeremyZ

I dunno SuperGreg, it seems like if you hit a...

I dunno SuperGreg, it seems like if you hit a pothole hard enough to throw you off of a road bike, there is probably some wheel damage somewhere. I'd get it checked if I were you.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,961
Posted By JeremyZ

I voted 'for health' and 'other.' For...

I voted 'for health' and 'other.'

For other, it is nice that I don't have to pay to park, like I would if I took my car. Not only that, but I save gas, and have less risk of the car getting...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By JeremyZ

I ride so fast, the patches throw off the whole...

I ride so fast, the patches throw off the whole balance of my wheel. ;)

For my last two flats, the opening was where the Presta stem met the tube. No good way to patch that. Those were the...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By JeremyZ

Oh, folks also used to recommend baby wipes too....

Oh, folks also used to recommend baby wipes too. I don't know how they clean up babies' butts in S. Korea, but in the US, we use baby wipes, so there's a HUGE demand for them, and prices are pretty...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By JeremyZ

krobinson: Good tips from Adam, as always. I...

krobinson: Good tips from Adam, as always. I think he got tired of re-typing it here, so now it's on a fancy blog! ;)

Adam: Does it have to be Australian merino wool, or will any type of 100%...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,589,360
Posted By JeremyZ

Great pix, Shawn. Thanks for sharing them.

Great pix, Shawn. Thanks for sharing them.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,805
Posted By JeremyZ

I've been doing the home side of my multi-modal...

I've been doing the home side of my multi-modal commute on my urban bike, the Schwinn Coffee. I didn't realize how much slower it is than the cyclocross bike. It takes me a solid 10 minutes to get to...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By JeremyZ

He was obviously a cyclist. No one else would...

He was obviously a cyclist. No one else would have realized your plight.

Just try to keep that guy in mind next time a more typical motorist violates your right of way. They're not ALL bad! ;)
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,252
Posted By JeremyZ

Thick cables cannot be coiled like that. ...

Thick cables cannot be coiled like that.

Mine was a long thick one. I wrapped it twice around my waist, and secured it with the padlock.

What I do now is to leave the U lock on the rack I use...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,919
Posted By JeremyZ

It's a shame that there are dumb cyclists who...

It's a shame that there are dumb cyclists who cannot get a good grasp on logic. :(
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By JeremyZ

Glad they were just close calls, and also that...

Glad they were just close calls, and also that they are not ALL cagers out to get you.

I think we've all learned the shoelaces lesson the hard way once. If you go clip less, there is another...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By JeremyZ

I have a CX bike, and I like it a lot, but I'd...

I have a CX bike, and I like it a lot, but I'd consider it more of a rugged street bike than something I'd be willing to ride offload for long.

I live in an outlying suburb, and lots of our roads...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By JeremyZ

If it were mine, I would keep it and upgrade it...

If it were mine, I would keep it and upgrade it with a Brooks saddle and talk to the local bike shop about bar options. Changing the handlebar may require different cables and brakes. Adding bar ends...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,244
Posted By JeremyZ

See if the key code is written on the lock...

See if the key code is written on the lock somewhere. I doubt it, but it might be worth a shot.

Meanwhile, you may want to re-think your spare key strategy. ;)

FWIW - OnGuard brand U-locks, at...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 145,742
Posted By JeremyZ

Here's the Curve I mentioned two posts above: ...

Here's the Curve I mentioned two posts above:

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/jzorns/Bikes/IMG_1314.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/jzorns/Bikes/IMG_1316.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By JeremyZ

You did as much as you could do without having it...

You did as much as you could do without having it get ugly.

The beauty of leaving it here is that it is RECORDED now. 911 calls are kept in file for a good while. WHEN he does something stupid and...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By JeremyZ

Yes, you can do something fun with it! Make it...

Yes, you can do something fun with it! Make it into everything your LHT isn't! ;)

That's the beauty of having more than one bike; you don't have to try to make The One Bike do everything.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,502
Posted By JeremyZ

FWIW - I went through a similar choosing process,...

FWIW - I went through a similar choosing process, and had pretty much made up my mind on a Surly Cross Check. People seem to love them. But I'd have to hop on a train and go all the way into the...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-23-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,348
Posted By JeremyZ

This is just not a good path to train on. It is...

This is just not a good path to train on. It is for everyone, not just cyclists trying to go fast. People go there to get away from sidewalks and automotive traffic and see the lake.

If the OP is...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-23-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,969
Posted By JeremyZ

I've been all over Wisconsin, but I would not...

I've been all over Wisconsin, but I would not want to bike near Madison, those hills would be killers on a cyclist like a slightly out-of-shape cyclist like me.

Check out the Kettle Moraine...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,336
Posted By JeremyZ

This won't apply to most of you, but for those of...

This won't apply to most of you, but for those of you who like to stop for lights, if you have a steel kickstand, put that down over the sensor and that works sometimes. I haven't tried it yet with...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,536
Posted By JeremyZ

I had my rear blinky fall off and explode into a...

I had my rear blinky fall off and explode into a dozen pieces all over a side street one day. I went back and picked up the pieces and tried to patch it al together. I needed a little help from epoxy...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,589,360
Posted By JeremyZ

'Might as well add the Schwinn to the thread and...

'Might as well add the Schwinn to the thread and make it official:

Schwinn Coffee 3-spd., $336, stock so far, except the lights and pedals. Thinking about a Brooks or one of the American copies...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,336
Posted By JeremyZ

We don't demand all the same rights. We only want...

We don't demand all the same rights. We only want a tiny little bit of the road for ourselves, and not even all roads. I guess there are some folks who try to take the whole lane, but I hope those...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By JeremyZ

The Selles are obviously Brooks copies. But that...

The Selles are obviously Brooks copies. But that doesn't make them inferior. Their cutouts look more aggressive than Brooks'.

I wonder how one of their cut-out saddles would compare to a sprung...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,336
Posted By JeremyZ

This is always a tough call for me. On one...

This is always a tough call for me.

On one hand, I've found that I get more room and respect from motorists if I stop at the reds with them. Misery loves company. If I blow them, after checking...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By JeremyZ

Was this intended to be a reply in some other...

Was this intended to be a reply in some other thread?

Or was it just general info for n00bs?

Nevertheless, I would not necessarily agree that road bikes are the best bike for long distance....
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By JeremyZ

I had a Bontrager on my old Gary Fisher Simple...

I had a Bontrager on my old Gary Fisher Simple City; it was garbage, though it did look resplendent in "pleather."

My TriCross came with a Specialized saddle; also garbage, although it looks racy....
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By JeremyZ

It's identical to the famous B17, but sprung....

It's identical to the famous B17, but sprung. Exact same seat shape. The angle of the saddle is a bit different, since the springs compress just a tad when sat upon.
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