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05-22-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,845
Posted By jade408

Steel is real-ly pretty?

Steel is real-ly pretty?
05-20-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By jade408

Also I find general retail really doesn't like...

Also I find general retail really doesn't like things like internal hubs, classic styled bikes, and "urban" helmets that have plenty of ventilation! Or bungee cables. I find big box retail is...
05-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By jade408

Paint offers zero protection from cars. I havenít...

Paint offers zero protection from cars. I havenít spent much time biking in WC - but if the objective is to get new people on bikes, more protected infrastructure is the way to go.

Not more paint...
05-17-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,636
Posted By jade408

The pattern on the fenders and chain case is so...

The pattern on the fenders and chain case is so cool.
05-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,537
Posted By jade408

These tariffs are the wrong solution to the...

These tariffs are the wrong solution to the problem. Our goal is to encourage people to buy American. Let's unpack that a bit more. Let's take cost out of the equation as a reason people do not buy...
05-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,537
Posted By jade408

Well, I think it is, as it is easy to hack the...

Well, I think it is, as it is easy to hack the system. Assembling in a country, with imported parts, can still count as made in said country. Lots of luxury goods these are making mostly in China or...
05-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By jade408

I was happy to see a mini one-man shop nearby was...

I was happy to see a mini one-man shop nearby was so busy he needs a new location and a new employee after a year. Which is awesome.

I also met another one man shop nearby - he runs a shop out...
05-16-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By jade408

I think having a shop, particularly a large shop...

I think having a shop, particularly a large shop in the Bay Area will be more and more difficult with the combo of rising real estate costs and rising wage expectations. Combine that witg the high...
05-15-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,544
Posted By jade408

I know nothing about the results, but I saw this...

I know nothing about the results, but I saw this paint at one of my local bike shops.

https://spraybike.us/
05-12-19, 12:31 PM
05-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By jade408

Not a gravel/bikepacking build but I am spending...

Not a gravel/bikepacking build but I am spending ~ $2800 on parts for a custom bike with dynamo lights, custom racks, fenders and 11-speed internal geared hub.

Splurges: lights, brakes, fenders,...
05-11-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By jade408

I walk places and bike places. Biking works way...

I walk places and bike places. Biking works way better at head clearing than the walking does. And has a positive impact on sleep quality.

Walking seems to me more effective (level of effort and...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,609
Posted By jade408

1. Pedal slower 2. Bring some extra deodorant ...

1. Pedal slower
2. Bring some extra deodorant
3. Have a cool down period before settling in at your desk

My face tends to get really hot, but that is the main extent of sweating. It seems like...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By jade408

Yes, and I feel that older steel frames are much...

Yes, and I feel that older steel frames are much nicer than the bulk of the current massed produced production options.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By jade408

Internal gear hubs, especially the 3 speeds, are...

Internal gear hubs, especially the 3 speeds, are basically bullet proof! The maintenance is very very minimal. In your case, once a year you add some oil. Also they are great for commuting since you...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By jade408

I would say, grab a 3 speed internal hub....

I would say, grab a 3 speed internal hub. Definitely upright bars, because if you are wearing work clothing, the position you have in drop bars makes it difficult to deal with something tailored in...
05-09-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By jade408

Not everyone who bikes a lot gets or stays slim!...

Not everyone who bikes a lot gets or stays slim! Some people (like me) don't see much change no matter how much I am doing/what I am eating. Not in our genetics or hormones get in the way!
05-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By jade408

She took different tours over a few years, which...

She took different tours over a few years, which isn't super clear in this article.

Here is Bicycling's write up:...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By jade408

I second this thought.

I second this thought.
05-08-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,441
Posted By jade408

Trader Joes ABC bars (almond butter chocolate.)

Trader Joes ABC bars (almond butter chocolate.)
05-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By jade408

Meet The Woman Who Biked Across The Country To Save Herself From Depression

I saw this woman's story in Bicycling Mag from a few months ago, and it bubbled up again since Jasmine now has a job where she can continue traveling, riding, and working full time!

Great story....
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,831
Posted By jade408

I donít like to have stuff on my back when...

I donít like to have stuff on my back when riding, but agree backpackís are helpful. I put my backpack or purse in my basket or in my pannier. And leave my pannier on the bike. Locked with a cheap...
05-04-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jade408

Yes! Somas are great, definitely worth a look....

Yes! Somas are great, definitely worth a look. You can do what I did and get it powdercoated (or painted).
05-03-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jade408

Also, why not Shimano Alfine 11? You can get the...

Also, why not Shimano Alfine 11? You can get the internal hub with Di2, it's cheaper than pinion, less maintenance than a 1x drivetrain. Also has a 400%+ gear range.
05-03-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jade408

Why not Rohloff? It's proven. You are already...

Why not Rohloff? It's proven. You are already looking at a high end drivetrain. You can get a belt drive if you want.

In my book Rohloff is a safer bet since it is available for almost any frame...
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