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Forum: Commuting
10-18-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By MijnWraak

I'm thinking once it gets a bit cooler some nice...

I'm thinking once it gets a bit cooler some nice hot cocoa :)
Forum: Commuting
09-24-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By MijnWraak

Merino wool works great for me. My Minus33...

Merino wool works great for me. My Minus33 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047D40OS) worked great last season. I usually add goggles on windy or particularly cold days and leave my nose free so I...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By MijnWraak

Wool Balaclava; Silk glove liners (they fit under...

Wool Balaclava; Silk glove liners (they fit under your fingerless bike gloves); some warm winter gloves for when it's below ~35 - these will be the hardest to find as they dont advertise at a...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,436
Posted By MijnWraak

Hm, I see a lot of "police don't give a crap" in...

Hm, I see a lot of "police don't give a crap" in this thread. Just recently, I had someone throw an egg out their window at me, I called 911 after getting their plate and a local officer promptly...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By MijnWraak

I have to get to work, and if that means riding...

I have to get to work, and if that means riding during a thunderstorm or snowstorm I'm fine with it.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By MijnWraak

Had to wait for a family of turkeys to cross the...

Had to wait for a family of turkeys to cross the street... I don't exactly live in rural country :p
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By MijnWraak

Wait a second, is that a bottle opener / socket...

Wait a second, is that a bottle opener / socket wrench that is attached to seat tube?
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

I bought it as a reliable commuter as well, but...

I bought it as a reliable commuter as well, but it was less reliable than my 1980's road bike and not nearly as fun so it just wasn't for me :)
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Sold mine back in Winter. Too heavy, relaxed and...

Sold mine back in Winter. Too heavy, relaxed and unfun for my tastes. My Miyata steel bike is enough of a bike for me :)

I never got the disc brakes to stop squeeling, and the roller rear brake...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,559
Posted By MijnWraak

Any more than in inch of free space is too much...

Any more than in inch of free space is too much in my opinion. Thats why I love that my work has very thick tubes on its' bike racks. Look for a mini-ulock instead of those huge ones as well. You may...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,842
Posted By MijnWraak

http://www.yehudamoon.com/images/strips/2008-05-08...

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Forum: Commuting
01-22-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By MijnWraak

Rode the 32 semi-slicks on Saturday. During the...

Rode the 32 semi-slicks on Saturday. During the snowstorm before plows, and after with a thin layer of packed ice/snow. It went fine. As long as you go slowly, and take turns upright, you don't need...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By MijnWraak

What's better - 700x23c slicks or 700x32...

What's better - 700x23c slicks or 700x32 semi-slicks?
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Oh I know, I'm not even going to bother adjusting...

Oh I know, I'm not even going to bother adjusting it. I can't stand foam seats, too much pressure on my manhood. Brooks is coming Monday ;)
Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

SKS Longboard...

SKS Longboard (http://www.bikeforums.net/www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I93S26/), they come in Creme, Silver, and Black. I didn't like the last black fenders I had, they seemed too tacky, so I went...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

http://i.imgur.com/7FToS.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/7FToS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tQMKn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/eOlVr.jpg


My dog didn't seem to care for the bike :p
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Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,697
Posted By MijnWraak

Oh man! I absolutely fell in love with my DLX. So...

Oh man! I absolutely fell in love with my DLX. So much so, that I bought another for my new bike! It's incredibly light, and does everything I want it to. It's nice and narrow, so since you use two...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Lubing it now :) Go on Avid's site, and...

Lubing it now :)

Go on Avid's site, and there'll be a link somewhere to the BB5 manual/user service .PDFs. Basically, just loosen the two bolts that hold on to the 4 washers/spacers, adjust the...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Whatd you do to the brake levers? I thought they...

Whatd you do to the brake levers? I thought they were just cheapos, and didn't really do anything to them. I think the grease might be for the roller brake or IGH, cant remember (there's a small hole...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-12, 11:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Yeah I loosened the chain a tad by removing the...

Yeah I loosened the chain a tad by removing the rear wheel nuts and sliding them forward. To do this, you must remove the screw and nut that holds the roller brake onto the chainstay. Be careful,...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Took me about 5 hours to setup with fenders, and...

Took me about 5 hours to setup with fenders, and I just took it for a quick spin. It's a lot lighter than I thought it would be, and the welds are less noticable than I thought they would be as well....
Forum: Commuting
01-15-12, 11:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

It's made for bad-weather! just order some...

It's made for bad-weather! just order some fenders before it comes :)

And of course you'll get some thoughts.
01-14-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By MijnWraak

Yeah once I got my Magicshine Taillight, I...

Yeah once I got my Magicshine Taillight, I haven't had any issues with buzzing. Love the thing, and getting another for my second bike this week! The stock battery lasts forever with it on flashing...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Yeah mine's coming Tuesday. I'd call their...

Yeah mine's coming Tuesday. I'd call their customer service phone line instead, you'll most likely get better support.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,556
Posted By MijnWraak

Goddamnit, I just did too. $365... I figure if I...

Goddamnit, I just did too. $365... I figure if I don't like it I can make my money back on Craigslist hopefully. But I want to like it, I really wanted an IGH and non-rim brakes. I just don't want to...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By MijnWraak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX5YsU8sir4&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX5YsU8sir4&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Commuting
12-23-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By MijnWraak

Use my method! Place it in your pocket while...

Use my method! Place it in your pocket while working on your stem, and in 30 minutes it'll magically reset all your settings and change the language to german. :(
Forum: Commuting
12-07-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,179
Posted By MijnWraak

I'm sure a smart person will tell you to just...

I'm sure a smart person will tell you to just tell the guy to wait behind you with your voice, but I probably wouldn't just because that's the kind of person I am. I'd probably go to a different...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By MijnWraak

I'm not a cyclist. I'm a person on a bicycle...

I'm not a cyclist. I'm a person on a bicycle riding to work. We need to stop grouping people into specific groups, it makes it too easy to target them.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By MijnWraak

I've only got one bike, so if that happened I'd...

I've only got one bike, so if that happened I'd be screwed!
Forum: Commuting
11-19-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,850
Posted By MijnWraak

Keyboard tech. Mechanical switches were popular...

Keyboard tech. Mechanical switches were popular with the IBM Model M, and are far superior to membrane keyboards found in 99% of computers.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,850
Posted By MijnWraak

Love my Imperial. No other seat would work for...

Love my Imperial. No other seat would work for me. You notice the slot for a few hundred miles, then it disappears and there's 0 pressure in that area. It's pretty amazing.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,722
Posted By MijnWraak

I bought the Vario, which is a pannier that...

I bought the Vario, which is a pannier that transforms into a backpack. I wouldn't buy it again for a few reasons. I never use it as a backpack. Ever. When I did, it was awkward because it was...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By MijnWraak

Rainlegs? They're chaps that go over your regular...

Rainlegs? They're chaps that go over your regular pants and are infinitely adjustable in the waist.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,898
Posted By MijnWraak

Very nice! :) Just one tip - you've got your...

Very nice! :) Just one tip - you've got your front tire chained, but your rear is completely guardless to thieves. Any way you can get the chain to go through the rear wheel?
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,881
Posted By MijnWraak

I'm in love with my Magicshine setup. The rear...

I'm in love with my Magicshine setup. The rear light is only $30 (+ battery costs), but can be seen literally a mile away, and lasts about 3 weeks on one charge. The headlight is excellent for my...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,994
Posted By MijnWraak

I disagree. This means he's constantly going from...

I disagree. This means he's constantly going from place to place, and has no time for a broken part or popped tire. His bike needs to be bulletproof and reliable (which is why I'd recommend looking...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,994
Posted By MijnWraak

Out of those 4, Roper. I'd prefer something with...

Out of those 4, Roper. I'd prefer something with an IGH though instead of a fragile 10 speed.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,328
Posted By MijnWraak

Space heater? Turn your thermostat up?

Space heater? Turn your thermostat up?
Forum: Commuting
11-03-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,249
Posted By MijnWraak

For me, riding in the dark is less hazardous - no...

For me, riding in the dark is less hazardous - no sun glare to blind drivers behind me; my lights are very very bright and noticable; less traffic. So my greatest hazard is probably creeps that walk...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,500
Posted By MijnWraak

Free market. If there's people out there buying...

Free market. If there's people out there buying them, then the price is justified.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,204
Posted By MijnWraak

No limit. Balaclava + ski goggles keep me warm...

No limit. Balaclava + ski goggles keep me warm enough!
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,898
Posted By MijnWraak

After having my magicshine rear light, I'll never...

After having my magicshine rear light, I'll never rely on a AA/AAA powered light again. Blinding motorists one strobe at a time!
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,082
Posted By MijnWraak

Care to explain? What's wrong with passing...

Care to explain? What's wrong with passing without turn signals? In the last 2 years of commuting I haven't had a single urge to blast a 115 decibel shot of air at someone.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By MijnWraak

I'd say yes you need to secure them, but I'm no...

I'd say yes you need to secure them, but I'm no expert on cambridge. I've never secured my quick release wheels down here.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By MijnWraak

I would have leaned my bike against the wall...

I would have leaned my bike against the wall outside the bathroom, took 5 seconds to put my u-lock through the back wheel and frame, and went to pee. If anybody took it they'd be within running...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,503
Posted By MijnWraak

Proofide isn't for waterproofing. It assists in...

Proofide isn't for waterproofing. It assists in the breaking-in period and shouldn't be used after that.

I use VO Saddle...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By MijnWraak

Wish I saw this thread yesterday. I went to...

Wish I saw this thread yesterday. I went to school during a downpour, and got my rain jacket and pants, but forgot about bringing fresh socks and another pair of shoes. After I got their I spent 20...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,562
Posted By MijnWraak

:o Tell us where you live so I know where I am...

:o Tell us where you live so I know where I am going to move to!!!
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By MijnWraak

$2500.

$2500.
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