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Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,477
Posted By nayr497

Oh man, YES, leaving early is sooooo nice. But,...

Oh man, YES, leaving early is sooooo nice. But, with two dogs, a cat, a three year old son, a wife...no matter how much prep I do the night before, something always comes up and I'm rarely out the...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,477
Posted By nayr497

Spent the morning with my wife and son, he wanted...

Spent the morning with my wife and son, he wanted to ride our neighbor's motorized (children's) tractor.

Then pedaled to my office and along the way a disgruntled motorist trapped in their car...
06-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,573
Posted By nayr497

Our local, elite university just shot down a...

Our local, elite university just shot down a lightrail project that was 15 years in the making. Their reasons were hard to decipher. Great timing though, as our once sleepy city is now booming and...
04-25-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,368
Posted By nayr497

Okay, old thread here, but thought I'd see if I...

Okay, old thread here, but thought I'd see if I could get some help.

I have some Deltas on my Tommasini Diamante. They work just fine for me, however, I'm loving wide tires these days and while...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,049
Posted By nayr497

Low-light conditions and/or rain/snow and...

Low-light conditions and/or rain/snow and motorists NOT using their headlights, even when it is the state law. I wish there were a) more dedicated traffic cops b) more tickets given for not using...
Forum: Foo
03-14-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By nayr497

I played DI sports on a scholarship at a top 20...

I played DI sports on a scholarship at a top 20 sporting school with elite academics as well. I firmly believe that men's football & basketball account for MOST of the problems, especially football...
Forum: Foo
03-14-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By nayr497

I grew up in the northeast and went to an elite...

I grew up in the northeast and went to an elite NE college on a sports/academic scholarship at the DI level. I went to a very good public high school. The only private high school kids I knew were...
03-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,259
Views: 665,964
Posted By nayr497

Ha, he looks so regular I didn't even realize...

Ha, he looks so regular I didn't even realize that was him! Looks like a regular dude.

Fellow Tommasini rider here. There is a thread on it somewhere here. I love that bike!
Forum: Foo
03-08-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By nayr497

YES! Exactly. I'm a pretty big music lover, but...

YES! Exactly. I'm a pretty big music lover, but the live bands I go to see are never going to be nominated for a Grammy. Think 200 person venues and maybe 1-2 albums out. OR an older band I've been...
11-30-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By nayr497

^I know, this is the best thing to do. I just get...

^I know, this is the best thing to do. I just get so furious when it is a complete lack of giving a S* about my personal safety. This is a better strategy though and do think gets the point across...
11-30-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By nayr497

I also understand the "Well, many motorists don't...

I also understand the "Well, many motorists don't cycle, so they need education, not insults and curses." Yep, I get this too. And I'd LOVE more driver ed in the U.S. for licensing.

But in the...
11-30-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By nayr497

Just can't quit this thread;) So I was never...

Just can't quit this thread;)

So I was never much for skateboarding, but now and again I enjoy watching skate videos or documentaries. In many of them, skaters will lose their temper with a-hole...
11-08-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By nayr497

I have seen guys on the Weight Weenies cycling...

I have seen guys on the Weight Weenies cycling board fashion their own to save weight. Do not recall how they did it, but I remember it was a guy who was doing a lot of custom work on his bike to get...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,902
Posted By nayr497

Been commuting by bicycle and riding almost...

Been commuting by bicycle and riding almost everywhere since the early 2000s. I'm almost never in a car at this point and have gotten really bad at suffering through being in them. I have now done...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,413
Posted By nayr497

Ugh, really, really hate the fact that other...

Ugh, really, really hate the fact that other people on bikes don't observe the obvious rule of...If you side of the trail, as demarcated by a lane line, is block, YOU need to wait. I should have to...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,413
Posted By nayr497

Haven't seen any clubs or even packs bigger than...

Haven't seen any clubs or even packs bigger than 5 or so on the MUP I use 5 days a week, but have been seeing a lot more users as cost-of-living situations in other cities makes my city more and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By nayr497

Just to put it out there...Axiom makes a rear...

Just to put it out there...Axiom makes a rear rack that will fit on bikes without eyelets, goes on the quick release skewer/axle. Years ago I used to commute with a backpack. These days I'm all about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,649
Posted By nayr497

And...let us keep in mind, I'm not out their...

And...let us keep in mind, I'm not out their hunting them down with a sniper rifle. Or poisoning them. Or jailing them. I'm simply forming my own personal opinion that they spent way too much time...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,649
Posted By nayr497

Some of my bibs have straps that don't feel great...

Some of my bibs have straps that don't feel great on bare skin. I always use a base layer with them, just for the added comfort and aside from whatever ventilation/wicking/cooling measures they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,649
Posted By nayr497

Yep, but the problem is that they absolutely do...

Yep, but the problem is that they absolutely do not look great. It's nature, dude. You stay away from the scary looking things in the jungle, they might eat you or poison you. I steer clear of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,649
Posted By nayr497

Can't help but chime in on this thread. Here...

Can't help but chime in on this thread. Here goes, all just personal opinion, since that is generally how fashion/kit choice/equipment choice goes...

I have always cared about how I look, from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,649
Posted By nayr497

Ha, interesting timing for me to see this thread!...

Ha, interesting timing for me to see this thread! I was out seeing some music last night in a big university town. A very preppy college dude was wearing a camo baseball hat backwards. It struck me...
Forum: Foo
08-29-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

Wowzers, never saw this spirited and informative...

Wowzers, never saw this spirited and informative debate arising from my original question. Glad I asked, I've learned a lot of interesting stuff!!
Forum: Foo
08-16-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

Thanks for the clarification, genec! Makes sense....

Thanks for the clarification, genec! Makes sense. I'll continue to save money for bike parts by drinking modestly priced spirits:)

I've actually been cutting back more and more, so that is good.
Forum: Foo
08-16-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

Not that it really matters, but just to add...my...

Not that it really matters, but just to add...my only vice is enjoying some drinks:thumb:

I ride a bicycle everywhere, including at least 1+ hour M-F. I play soccer for two hours twice a week,...
Forum: Foo
08-16-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

just to clarify

Okay, sorry to be a dunce on this one...but you're say all alcohol, no matter quality/price/etc...is essentially the SAME amount of "bad" for the human body because no matter what you're drinking,...
07-24-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By nayr497

Ugh, so you are thinking I'm either doomed to...

Ugh, so you are thinking I'm either doomed to either a) watching eBay and hoping someone lists some b) using my sticky, raggedy ones?

That is a shame. Would be a nice, small upgrade to have some...
07-24-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By nayr497

Older Shimano Hood compatibility - 9 sp.

I have found a few threads on trying to source new hoods for older Shimano shifters, but haven't been able to address my exact issue. I have some ST-5510 shifters, which seem to be early 2000s and...
Forum: Foo
07-24-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

So are you saying that even drinking more...

So are you saying that even drinking more expensive, better tasting liquor doesn't mean it's any less bad for my body, if you consider all alcohol a general poison for the human body? Seems like...
Forum: Foo
07-20-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

Ah, fermentable sugars. Also informative, thanks!!

Ah, fermentable sugars. Also informative, thanks!!
Forum: Foo
07-20-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

Wow! That was informative, thanks for those...

Wow! That was informative, thanks for those links!! Hmm, so it seems like unless I spring for something actually good, I'm probably drinking NGS...welp, that foils my plan!
Forum: Foo
07-20-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By nayr497

Gin distilled from Juniper Berries?

My prefered libation is gin with some tonic or sparlking water. I'm not picky and prefer to save my money for bicycles and bike parts, so I usually drink the cheaper stuff. I recently read that most...
07-06-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By nayr497

Wow, you guys know your stuff! Impressive. ...

Wow, you guys know your stuff! Impressive.

I'll try to pull my bolt over the weekend and post a photo. I also should take the time to see if the hex head one I have fits in the other post. The...
07-02-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By nayr497

Thanks for the reply! Hmm, do you really think a...

Thanks for the reply! Hmm, do you really think a hardware store would have one?

I'll pull the 6mm one tonight, but I think the bolt isn't threaded for the entire length, maybe a smooth section at...
07-02-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By nayr497

Here is a view of the post that I have AND the 6...

Here is a view of the post that I have AND the 6 mm bolt I'd like to replace teh 13 mm bolt with:

VeloBase.com - Component: Campagnolo C-Record (Aero type, 180mm)...
07-02-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By nayr497

Campagnolo Aero alloy seat post bolt?

I'm going to go ahead and try and swap them as soon as I get around to it, but thought I'd see if someone has had this issue and knows of a surefire fix.

I have a C-Record Campagnolo alloy seat...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,878
Posted By nayr497

Haven't had the time to read the full thread, so...

Haven't had the time to read the full thread, so feel free to tell me to stop writing and start reading;)

I'm trying to find some new commuter tires. I ride to my office at least five days a week...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By nayr497

Just to put it out there, absolutely love my...

Just to put it out there, absolutely love my Axiom racks. Have a heavy-duty one on my main commuter, and have put their awesome Single Loader ones on bikes without eyelets. They go on the wheel axle,...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,567
Posted By nayr497

Yup, a child trailer would be great for you. Are...

Yup, a child trailer would be great for you. Are you in a bike-heavy area? Most bike commuter folks are pretty friendly and mellow (from all the riding and fresh air!). If this is a short-term...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By nayr497

Sorry if this is completely useless, but I'll put...

Sorry if this is completely useless, but I'll put it out there just in case. I built up my first real commuter (would always go too fast/racey in the end) bike last year. Went with a SRAM Rival 1 GXP...
06-15-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By nayr497

Like I wrote, at this point in my life, I've had...

Like I wrote, at this point in my life, I've had plenty of confrontations while cycling (and in contact sports, etc.), so I generally try to avoid them. But yep, if you're going to drive your car at...
06-15-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By nayr497

^^Defensively aggressive! Yep, me too. Right...

^^Defensively aggressive! Yep, me too.

Right on, I always expect drivers to do the wrong/unlawful thing so that I'm ready in advance.
06-13-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By nayr497

YES! While I've tried to calm down and be mindful...

YES! While I've tried to calm down and be mindful in most areas of my life as I've gotten older, when a reckless driver threatens my life, I'll let them know very clearly and very loudly that I am...
05-11-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,904
Posted By nayr497

Impatience! I was standing waiting for a bus to...

Impatience! I was standing waiting for a bus to get to work one day when someone passed me riding a bicycle. I thought, "Um, I have a bicycle, I know how to ride it, I like to ride it, and I'm in...
05-07-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By nayr497

I have a creak on my commuter bike that I can...

I have a creak on my commuter bike that I can feel through the frame and in my feet. I was convinced it was the BB. I replaced BB, still there. Replaced chain and cassette (need to be anyway). Still...
05-07-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,718
Posted By nayr497

My city is booming in population growth and I'm...

My city is booming in population growth and I'm seeing more and more cyclists not giving themselves the best possible chance to get hit, which is how I ride since I know most motorists are...
05-07-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,479
Posted By nayr497

Annonyingly been working on a number of flats on...

Annonyingly been working on a number of flats on my commuter bike. Then two valve cores that broke off in my hands. Oh, and then I dropped a spare tube I keep on the bike and never found it. Been...
04-24-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,456
Posted By nayr497

Good info on the tube size! And yeah, probably a...

Good info on the tube size! And yeah, probably a good theory on tube size actually not mattering. If so, I'm just going to go with 18/25s in 60 mm and forget about tracking down and/or paying the...
04-23-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,456
Posted By nayr497

What size tubes are you riding? I wonder if...

What size tubes are you riding? I wonder if running the more readily availabe 18/25 tubes as opposed to 25-32 could be the issue?
04-23-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,456
Posted By nayr497

33 mm LAS vs. 32/35 GravelKing

I'm riding some 33 mm Clement LASs on a cross commuter with fenders. I'd like to run as wide of a tire as possible, without rub of course. The LASs just barely fit.

I'm thinking I should go for...
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