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11-16-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I carry insurance on my ebike. I went separate...

I carry insurance on my ebike. I went separate from homeowner's because, in the event that I ever need to use it, I didn't want a homeowner's claim to possibly impact my premiums on my home.
11-16-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Inventory is definitely low. Our local bike shop...

Inventory is definitely low. Our local bike shop was doing a used bicycle buy-back/trade-in event over the weekend. I was expecting a few people to take advantage of it, but, when I walked by, it was...
11-11-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,206
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I have a Specialized Vado. I've put 2k miles on...

I have a Specialized Vado. I've put 2k miles on it and love it. The only minor downside that I've noticed is that the OEM tires wear quickly. Entry level model like mine falls within your price...
11-05-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,438
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Consider donating to a reputable bike...

Consider donating to a reputable bike organization instead. I've started doing that this year since there are bike things which I want, but don't need.
11-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,230
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I have found that training from my motorcycle...

I have found that training from my motorcycle license has been helpful. Especially the rule of "assume no one sees you".
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 19,980
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Personally. I love their bikes and my saddle I...

Personally. I love their bikes and my saddle I bought. Their corporate behavior can be questionable, but isn't that all big business?
Forum: Commuting
02-09-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Supposed to be 87 next week in Phoenix. I'm...

Supposed to be 87 next week in Phoenix. I'm guessing a long hot summer this year....
02-04-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,190
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Hi sbs z31, I just tried to send you a PM, but...

Hi sbs z31, I just tried to send you a PM, but apparently I'm too new here. If you're sure that you are willing to part with them, just PM me your email address. If you change your mind, I completely...
02-02-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,190
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Sorry for second post. Decided to get it all back...

Sorry for second post. Decided to get it all back together. Just need to hook up brakes and get new crankset!
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02-02-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,190
Posted By squeakyschwinn

362542362543 Some updates. Took it out for...

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Some updates. Took it out for some paint yesterday since I had access to a garage. Did three coats of Rustoleum black gloss. Got some overspray onto the Schwinn logo, but it's my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,345
Posted By squeakyschwinn

75 today here in Phoenix :D

75 today here in Phoenix :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Agreed. I would definitely not use the carbon as...

Agreed. I would definitely not use the carbon as a commuter if going multimodal. Craigslist will be your friend for a commute friendly road bike.
Forum: Foo
01-27-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,350
Posted By squeakyschwinn

HGTV and "The First 48"

HGTV and "The First 48"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-14, 01:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By squeakyschwinn

It all depends really. I'd rather get an aluminum...

It all depends really. I'd rather get an aluminum frame with upgraded components than a carbon fiber frame with basic gear. Then again, others on here will say that you can upgrade. Also, how...
01-22-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,190
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Thanks for the input everyone! I took the Schwinn...

Thanks for the input everyone! I took the Schwinn for a quick run to the grocery store. As I was in turn lane waiting for light, my entire drivetrain froze up solid. I ended up carrying the bike home...
Forum: Foo
01-19-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9,836
Views: 2,032,687
Posted By squeakyschwinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFB-5qZXRQQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFB-5qZXRQQ
Forum: Commuting
01-19-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 64,699
Posted By squeakyschwinn

http://detroitbikes.com/ It hasn't been...

http://detroitbikes.com/

It hasn't been mentioned here yet and the internal hub may have less gears than you are looking for, but I think the Detroit Type A is worth checking out. Especially since...
01-19-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,190
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Schwinn Traveler Project

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Hello, I'm looking for some idea/help here. I recently got a new road bike, so my Schwinn is able to become a shed project for a few months. I'm hoping to rip off the deraileurs and make it...
Forum: Foo
01-19-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,231
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Nope. Keep spending more money. Thought I'd get...

Nope. Keep spending more money. Thought I'd get the new bike and sell the old, but now that's becoming a money pit fixie project. Fortunately, I've got a wonderful fiance who brought me into cycling...
Forum: Foo
11-23-13, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Either way, adds equity. It's actually worthwhile...

Either way, adds equity. It's actually worthwhile expenses since you can get the money back if you sell....
11-07-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I know. They sell ridiculous cameras too. Neiman...

I know. They sell ridiculous cameras too. Neiman marcus is selling an aston martin this year too and they sell women's clothing. Doesnt mean its not a gorgeous car or bike. But yes, that badge does...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,487
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Personally, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I...

Personally, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I have a hard time thinking a cop is going to be bored enough to deal with that (and my degree is criminology). Just be sure that you have good...
11-06-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I'd recommend going to a local bike shop and...

I'd recommend going to a local bike shop and having a proper saddle fit. I've had two pilonidal surgeries and initially thought I would be delegated to a seat like the easyseat. However, I found that...
11-06-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Wow. It's like a Bentley. Slower than the...

Wow. It's like a Bentley. Slower than the competition and excessive in every way, but still a work of art. I can appreciate the carbon fiber and leatherwork on it.
Forum: Foo
11-06-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I'm in Phoenix. What's snow? :D:D

I'm in Phoenix. What's snow? :D:D
Forum: Foo
11-06-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,347
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Break the lease and move. Most apartments have...

Break the lease and move. Most apartments have residents sign a crime free agreement (which you probably did) so you should be able to refer to that if they give you a hard time.

*Disclaimer: I am...
Forum: Foo
11-06-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 238,087
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Listening to some Marina & The Diamonds, playing...

Listening to some Marina & The Diamonds, playing fetch with the dog, and enjoying my first week back on the bike!
Forum: Foo
09-14-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,267
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Why is adulthood so stressful?!

Why is adulthood so stressful?!
09-14-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Learned something new. Makes sense, but as you...

Learned something new. Makes sense, but as you can tell by my screen name, I have no personal experience with the high end ones yet. Just assumed I'd be uncomfortable throwing a Colnago in there...
Forum: Foo
09-14-13, 08:31 AM
Forum: Foo
09-14-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,096
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Completely agree on the MSF course. I wanted a...

Completely agree on the MSF course. I wanted a Ducati badly for about 6 months. Took the MSF class and realized that motorcycling wasn't really my forte. Got the license, but no real desire.
09-14-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Thanks for the input everyone! We've decided that...

Thanks for the input everyone! We've decided that we are going to park the car for a month and see how we do (as recommended by many of you)
09-11-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I could easily see that catching on in Portland....

I could easily see that catching on in Portland. Lots of commuter bikes and lots of rain/mud. I'm agreeing on the "DO NOT WANT" for high end bikes tho.
09-11-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,602
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I have a Performance Bike Spin Doctor. They're...

I have a Performance Bike Spin Doctor. They're labeled at $35, but always on sale for $25. First decent air pump I bought and I'm happy that I did.
Forum: Foo
09-11-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9,836
Views: 2,032,687
Posted By squeakyschwinn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kup9l8wm0R8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kup9l8wm0R8
Forum: Foo
09-11-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 238,087
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Just discovered the awesomeness that is...

Just discovered the awesomeness that is blackberry cabernet sorbet.
Forum: Foo
09-11-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,470
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Funny. That's our garage. She has the Mazda and I...

Funny. That's our garage. She has the Mazda and I have the Fiat. Bailing on the Fiat asap however. Had the check engine light 4 times now and I currently have a Chrysler rental car while the...
09-11-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By squeakyschwinn

"Carlight" Transition *With Poll! Woo!"

My fiance and I are considering going from two cars to one. This may not sound like a big deal to some, but we live in Phoenix, which is one of the largest cities in the country as far as square...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By squeakyschwinn

This is actually the way that the majority of the...

This is actually the way that the majority of the bike industry has gone. Most bikes are manufactured in the same factories, although at the specs of the individual brand. Even a few of the high...
09-08-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,300
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Interesting. I've never heard of that and had to...

Interesting. I've never heard of that and had to look it up. I can't say it would be my first option, but the Race models are intriguing. Hopefully, it wont come to that. Spending thousands to fly up...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,781
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Lock it. While in college, I learned just how...

Lock it. While in college, I learned just how quick your bike/components can be taken. You may trust your coworkers, but you never what maintenance guys, delivery guys, random pedestrians, etc will...
Forum: Foo
09-07-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,470
Posted By squeakyschwinn

What's your Daily Driver?

I thought this could be interesting. Just yesterday, I saw a Toyota Prius and a Ford F350 dually equally loaded up with road bike gear. It made me realize how diverse cycling is. So, for those of us...
09-07-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Glad to hear you're enjoying it. I test rode one...

Glad to hear you're enjoying it. I test rode one at the LBS and fell in love with that bike.
09-07-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,568
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Go used. I had the above mentioned Windsor...

Go used. I had the above mentioned Windsor Wellington and hated that bike. You can get a decent bike on Craigslist for that budget.
Forum: Foo
09-07-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,787
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I'm nominating that "Give Me A Reason" song by...

I'm nominating that "Give Me A Reason" song by Pink and Fun. Not sure who is higher pitched and it annoys the heck out of me.
09-05-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By squeakyschwinn

My bike is tested on a downhill. By a friend.

My bike is tested on a downhill. By a friend.
09-05-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I'd go black on black. I was always told never...

I'd go black on black. I was always told never mix black with brown. If you're determined for contrast, then white bar tape.
Forum: Foo
09-05-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 533
Posted By squeakyschwinn

/\ Jealous. My fiance is from Portland and...

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Jealous. My fiance is from Portland and I love it up there (posting from 110 degree Phoenix).
Forum: Foo
09-05-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 238,087
Posted By squeakyschwinn

Maybe it's the Pabst talking, but Lana Del Ray's...

Maybe it's the Pabst talking, but Lana Del Ray's "National Anthem" is on Pandora and not bad....
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