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Forum: Commuting
04-20-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Joe Dog

Check out the Park Tool web site...

Check out the Park Tool web site (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help) - they have a ton of helpful maintenance how-to's.
12-23-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 561,708
Posted By Joe Dog

If you really loved her, you would tighten that...

If you really loved her, you would tighten that chain...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,328
Posted By Joe Dog

WUT? Meh. Move somewhere that's really cold...

WUT?

Meh. Move somewhere that's really cold and then tell us about it.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,058
Posted By Joe Dog

My wife has a Breezer Uptown 8 and has ridden it...

My wife has a Breezer Uptown 8 and has ridden it for about 4 years. I have ridden it a lot as well. It's actually very cushy - do not let the "aluminum is harsh" crowd convince you on this. Her bike...
07-12-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Joe Dog

Twin Cities 3-Speed Adventure Society (TC3-SAS)

The Twin Cities 3-Speed Adventure Society is organizing a series of rides around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area this season. We do not require tweed, fake British accents or other nonsense but welcome...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,307
Posted By Joe Dog

Whatever you want. Be your own rider. I ride...

Whatever you want. Be your own rider. I ride both, I like both. I choose when I get up in the morning. Simple
04-18-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,535
Posted By Joe Dog

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5625675118_f33...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5625675118_f33fd95b08.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/snakshak/5625675118/)
Old Clanky (http://www.flickr.com/photos/snakshak/5625675118/) by Snak Shak...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Joe Dog

That "Fred" bike is quite a bit nicer and newer...

That "Fred" bike is quite a bit nicer and newer than what most of the hard-core commuters I know ride. We tend to rock old mountain bikes with fenders and lights, but that's Minneapolis and our...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,431
Posted By Joe Dog

I rode this today in Minneapolis without any real...

I rode this today in Minneapolis without any real problems. The headwind almost brought me to a full stop on a bridge over I-94 just south of downtown, but otherwise I made it home just fine. Very...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Joe Dog

Check out rock climbing pants. I have two pairs...

Check out rock climbing pants. I have two pairs of "boulder shorts" by Kuhl. REI and other outdoor stores sell these. Gusseted crotch, few seams. I love mine.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By Joe Dog

I would also look at Breezer. My wife has one...

I would also look at Breezer. My wife has one with a Nexus internal hub. It came with racks (good ones), a generator hub, front and rear lights, and a chain guard. Not belt driven, but a good bike...
10-22-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By Joe Dog

Get a multi-tool. These little units have most...

Get a multi-tool. These little units have most of what you would ever need and are small enough to fit in an under the seat bag. There are many kinds, but Crank Bros., Park and Topeak all make good...
09-25-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,484
Posted By Joe Dog

Rawland Sogn 650b I am a short rider;...

Rawland Sogn

650b

I am a short rider; 650b gives me a lot of options and it's a versatile frame
09-25-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By Joe Dog

I love my Nite Rider dual lights; they run all...

I love my Nite Rider dual lights; they run all week on the flash mode with out recharging and they are very light and easy to attach (commute is 5.5 miles one-way, 11 miles round trip, so 55...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,617
Posted By Joe Dog

I leave a U-lock and cable on the rack in my...

I leave a U-lock and cable on the rack in my parking ramp and so do most other regular bike commuters. I think it's a slamming good idea. The only problem is if you want to stop on the way home and...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,333
Posted By Joe Dog

Leading the Bike/Walk week event at my office and...

Leading the Bike/Walk week event at my office and coaching several people to give it a try. It was very rewarding to coach some new-comers to commuting. They all had fun and nobody regrets it.
05-19-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Joe Dog

That's awesome.

That's awesome.
05-17-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Joe Dog

I moved from my Cross Check a Rawland...

I moved from my Cross Check a Rawland (http://www.rawlandcycles.com/) and love it. Very versatile all-arounder.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3570/3429484163_6951cb9f8b_b.jpg

EDIT - Oops - I see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Joe Dog

Both road and MTB work just fine - it's a matter...

Both road and MTB work just fine - it's a matter personal preference in my book. I happen to like the versatility of MTB shoes and use them because I do get off and walk around now and then (like...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By Joe Dog

My wife LOVES her Breezer! It came with a Nexus...

My wife LOVES her Breezer! It came with a Nexus internal hub (which she likes a lot more than derailluers), a generator hub, fenders and a sturdy rack, all installed. It's comfy (26 inch tires on her...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,327
Posted By Joe Dog

I bring dress slacks and a pressed dress shirt in...

I bring dress slacks and a pressed dress shirt in a pannier or messenger bag and change at the office with no problems. I leave a pair of black wingtips and a pair of cordovan oxfords (and matching...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By Joe Dog

Why don't people ever ask before they buy?

Why don't people ever ask before they buy?
Forum: Commuting
02-16-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,816
Posted By Joe Dog

A lot of the stuff you are buying also lasts a...

A lot of the stuff you are buying also lasts a long time. You will get years of use out of your gear if you buy quality stuff. I agree, the initial set up can get spendy, but compared to driving I am...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,728
Posted By Joe Dog

Looking down: ...

Looking down:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/2809541053_89224ed202.jpg

Looking at Lake Michigan this summer:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3235/2834682956_7429f02982.jpg
Forum: Foo
09-05-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,086
Posted By Joe Dog

My theory has always been that they are named for...

My theory has always been that they are named for where they were conceived. Bristol, for Bristol Bay; Willow, for the town of Willow, AK; Piper for some Piper Cub airplane, Track might be for the...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Joe Dog

I ran Tom Slicks on a mountain bike/commuter in...

I ran Tom Slicks on a mountain bike/commuter in Anchorage and loved 'em.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By Joe Dog

Unless you have upgraded your wheels, the...

Unless you have upgraded your wheels, the pitlocks will cost close what it would probably take to replace your wheel. I thought about doing the same thing, but backed off due to price. [edit - I have...
07-14-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Joe Dog

Calm down, melville. If I got one for $150 you...

Calm down, melville. If I got one for $150 you bet I would ride it. What I said was I would not build one out. Sheesh.
07-14-08, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Joe Dog

They have a fairly bad reputation for being very...

They have a fairly bad reputation for being very whippy and flexible and supposedly the aluminum "lugs" separate from the carbon tubes. Cool bikes, though. If I ever come across a cheap Vitus frame,...
06-24-08, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Joe Dog

The rear wheel should be more or less centered...

The rear wheel should be more or less centered over the top pulley of the derailleur. If you have long horizontal drop-outs, it might be too far back as Bill Kapaun suggests. Is it possible you...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Joe Dog

My vote would be Velocity Synapse rims with off...

My vote would be Velocity Synapse rims with off center rear spokes. These can take a little wider tire than the Aerohead, but I agree the Aerohead O/C is very nice and a good value. I am much less...
05-31-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,550,078
Posted By Joe Dog

How does that Obama spoke card affect the...

How does that Obama spoke card affect the handling?
Forum: Introductions
05-31-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Joe Dog

Hey Greg - I lived in Los Anchorage for 3 years...

Hey Greg - I lived in Los Anchorage for 3 years and rode quite a bit. I commuted and rode Trail Watch, mostly. I am back in MN now but make to Anchorage a lot for work. Welcome to Bike Forums!
05-31-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,656
Posted By Joe Dog

I blew a tire clean off the rim while it was...

I blew a tire clean off the rim while it was mounted on a car rack. All you have to do is catch little bit of the tube between the tire and rim. Sometimes it will blow while you are inflating the...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Joe Dog

I agree - rest a little bit and you will probably...

I agree - rest a little bit and you will probably back in the swing of things. If you are not feeling better, get checked out. You might be anemic or have some other not-obvious thing going on, but...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Joe Dog

There are a bunch of fenders that would fit that...

There are a bunch of fenders that would fit that bike. I like Planet Bike Freddy Fenders because they don't cost too much and are durable. Any of the ATB fenders should work; I would go with full...
Forum: Touring
05-29-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Joe Dog

I have heard good things about the Velocity...

I have heard good things about the Velocity Synapse OC. The spokes on the rear wheel are off center, allowing less dish and a stronger wheel. You might check those out.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Joe Dog

I bought my wife a Breezer Uptown and she loves...

I bought my wife a Breezer Uptown and she loves it. It's comfy and comes tricked-out with a nexus 8 speed hub, a generator hub up front and has good lights. Plus it looks good and she likes riding...
04-26-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Joe Dog

Hey let's hear it for BikeLovers! Thanks all...

Hey let's hear it for BikeLovers!

Thanks all for the feedback on the re-paint!! I am kicking myself that I don't recall the tubing and I am not at home to check, but it's a 700-level Reyolds. I...
04-24-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Joe Dog

Thanks, Bob. Tarwheel - I believe the color is...

Thanks, Bob. Tarwheel - I believe the color is Orange Glow; it's more metallic than it appears in the photos. They put a coat of gold on the bike and then add the orange on top to get depth, with a...
04-23-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Joe Dog

Thanks for the tip re: Blogger. I was getting...

Thanks for the tip re: Blogger. I was getting ready to blame FireFox, but I bet you are correct. Might be time to go to WordPress or something.
04-23-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Joe Dog

Okay - no matter what I do the photos don't show...

Okay - no matter what I do the photos don't show up, so I give up. If you want to see it go to
www.snakshak.blogspot.com

Sorry 'bout that. Don't know what the problem is here.
04-23-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Joe Dog

1995 Waterford

Here are some photos of a 1995 Waterford I had repainted over the winter. I found the frame (relatively cheap) on Craig's List. It was an unattractive plum with a gray fade on the rear triangle. I...
04-05-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,608
Posted By Joe Dog

I wear one sometimes when I am riding and I don't...

I wear one sometimes when I am riding and I don't think it is a problem at all. It's not like I talk all the time on it or I am "distracted" as I toodle along somewhere, and it enables me to get out...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-08, 09:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,365
Posted By Joe Dog

Fear of traffic, lack of bike lanes, laziness and...

Fear of traffic, lack of bike lanes, laziness and willingness the other two reasons as excuses. Travel and meetings also hamper my ability to commute. If I have to weat a suit or go to a meeting out...
Forum: Introductions
03-20-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Joe Dog

Hey - welcome, road rascal! Check out the...

Hey - welcome, road rascal! Check out the regional Great Lakes forum and Commuting if you have not done so yet. See you on the roads!
03-09-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By Joe Dog

What got my attention on the Versus channel...

What got my attention on the Versus channel during the Tour of California that bemoaned how hard it was to get around with out a car. They showed some hapless schmuck in a suit on a bike that was too...
03-09-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Joe Dog

It might be a mix-match. The Alex rims and 105...

It might be a mix-match. The Alex rims and 105 pedals could have found their way on to an older Chrome-Moly frame. The Dia Compe brakes and Shimano 600's lead me to beleive this might a little older...
03-09-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Joe Dog

That bike would probably be fine for you. You...

That bike would probably be fine for you. You won't have any problem with your size versus the strength of the bike or anything like that and the upright riding position is a matter of choice. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Joe Dog

Yeah - I know there are a lot of pretty good...

Yeah - I know there are a lot of pretty good places around Lyn-Lake but I can't think of any Asian places of the top of my head. We probably all need to get off the path and explore a little bit.
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