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Forum: Commuting
08-28-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,899
Posted By e0richt

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
08-28-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,725
Posted By e0richt

I love the style of a true mixte frame... I am...

I love the style of a true mixte frame... I am thinking about buying one from bikesdirect...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By e0richt

tubes consistently going flat at the valve area

tubes consistently going flat at the valve area
Forum: Commuting
08-18-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By e0richt

Road bike tubes...

hi,
I have been having problems with the tubes I get from walmart...

I have a bikesdirect type of road bike and wondered where you guys get your tubes?
Forum: Commuting
02-17-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,504
Posted By e0richt

As long as you understand what the dangers are on...

As long as you understand what the dangers are on riding on the sidewalk, it can be a good way to go depending on the circumstances
Forum: Commuting
11-22-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 49,444
Posted By e0richt

I use a handlebar bag... holds 2 spare tubes,...

I use a handlebar bag... holds 2 spare tubes, tire levers, chain breaker tool, multitool, on guard lock, patch kit
Forum: Commuting
10-16-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,389
Posted By e0richt

Poo

I use speed fenders from plant bike on my road bike. I have never had a stripe on my back from using these fenders. However I can't say if someone would get splash from behind me as I have never had...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,211
Posted By e0richt

as I pack to get ready to leave for work, I put...

as I pack to get ready to leave for work, I put my keys, wallet, phone, and key card on my bed in a pile, then roll up my clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, towel, socks) which I set neatly on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,907
Posted By e0richt

remember there are also other options for how to...

remember there are also other options for how to commute... drive the car in to work, ride the bike home (and then next day vice versa) or drive part way to a place where you can stage your commute...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,585
Posted By e0richt

actually, I bought a $200 bike from bikes direct...

actually, I bought a $200 bike from bikes direct (that doesn't include the shipping fee of $40), which is an excellent beginner bike and I would highly recommend over a "walmart" bike... and in fact...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By e0richt

I agree with this... though I don't use the...

I agree with this... though I don't use the flashlight there are cree lights that are 1000 lumens that are fantastic for the money (I bought mine for about 20.00)...


but if needed I would go...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,265
Posted By e0richt

I dry my shorts by laying them flat on my chair...

I dry my shorts by laying them flat on my chair and sitting on them while I work... I have found that they are dry in a couple of hours...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,909
Posted By e0richt

my friend and I would commute together to the...

my friend and I would commute together to the same government building for work. He used to hang up his shorts and have a fan blowing on them to dry them out. He got counseled that having the bike...
07-20-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By e0richt

this is not the case here... I can install the...

this is not the case here... I can install the spoke but as I tighten it it starts to become too long and is crowds the tube... enough that it will pop the tube...
07-20-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By e0richt

cutting spokes

I got a replacement spoke from a local bike shop but it looks like its a bit too long... how would you cut it to the right size?
Forum: Commuting
07-16-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By e0richt

Is it that you feel the need for a shower? you...

Is it that you feel the need for a shower?
you don't. There are ways to cleanup without needing a shower. but even for a short commute I prefer riding in bike specific attire changing into work...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,616
Posted By e0richt

yup, I used to mess up a lot of tubes because of...

yup, I used to mess up a lot of tubes because of them.... I finally would install them without a tube which would stretch them a bit, then re-install with a tube.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By e0richt

I have just started using a product called "safe...

I have just started using a product called "safe turn". Haven't had a driver interaction though because when I go home its past rush hour and very quiet in the neighborhood...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,051
Posted By e0richt

interestingly enough, I have a bontrager brand of...

interestingly enough, I have a bontrager brand of tail light that does have a steady, steady with flash, and full flash modess. I recently checked on my visibility and found that if I have it on...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By e0richt

I have a related question: the screws on the...

I have a related question:
the screws on the front derailleur tend to build up with rust... is there a way to prevent this? maybe wiping them down with a light oil periodically? what do you guys do?
Forum: Commuting
11-16-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,039
Posted By e0richt

they make adjustable stems for road bikes... you...

they make adjustable stems for road bikes... you might want to give that a shot.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By e0richt

well, first of all, any bike can be used as a...

well, first of all, any bike can be used as a commuter... there are people that use "racers" as commuters (including me)...
so my next question would be what do you want / need to fix on the bike? ...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,657
Posted By e0richt

I wonder if others know what it really refers to?...

I wonder if others know what it really refers to?

it refers to cleaning head lice eggs off of someone's head...
a lice egg attached to a hair follicle is referred to as a "nit"...

and...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By e0richt

I always ride with mine... however, I have...

I always ride with mine... however, I have recently decided not to look at it as I was getting down when I didn't do as well as normal... I want it to just log miles (which is still motivating to...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By e0richt

guess if you were trying to make me feel a bit...

guess if you were trying to make me feel a bit small, then you nailed it... thanks for the input...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By e0richt

night setup recommendations

you guys are more hardcore than I am and want to know what products, gizmos you would recommend me get to update my night setup...

I have been a fair weather commuter and I will ride a bikes...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,789
Posted By e0richt

and could you point out where you bought them? if...

and could you point out where you bought them? if amazon, maybe an url pointing to them?
I haven't done much night commuting and am interested in a good setup...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,698
Posted By e0richt

I let my legs be my guide... if they seem a bit...

I let my legs be my guide... if they seem a bit sluggish, I will take it easier, if they feel good, I will go hard... so there are a mixture of effort in my commutes.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By e0richt

I have a cannondale synapse with mechanical disk...

I have a cannondale synapse with mechanical disk brakes and I also have a low end drop bar bike with rim brakes with kool stop pads... they actually brake very similarly.

with one thing to note......
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,289
Posted By e0richt

yeah, but who wants to go slower from a heavier...

yeah, but who wants to go slower from a heavier bike? I am not fast, and I know that my road bike doesn't make much difference in speed for my commute, but I do like how it feels...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By e0richt

yes anything is possible but i am not quick to...

yes anything is possible but i am not quick to join a cult. i would also recommend research on youtube. you can find a few videos on bike fit to at least see what is involved.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By e0richt

I have never had a "professional fit" service and...

I have never had a "professional fit" service and haven't missed it... If I was racing then maybe, but you can use the normal approach to fit a bike without having to get bike shop people involved...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By e0richt

I think you handled the situation well. yelling...

I think you handled the situation well. yelling wouldnt have added anything and by being calm and explaining the possible results, you hopefully were more able to make him think. he will probably...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By e0richt

I love the ride into work in the morning.... but...

I love the ride into work in the morning.... but I do feel less inclined for the post work ride...
until I am on the bike.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By e0richt

Doubt I would want to lay it down when the...

Doubt I would want to lay it down when the panniers and stuff are loaded...

what would you do if you had a flat on the road?
Forum: Commuting
07-24-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By e0richt

there are sole inserts that can provide...

there are sole inserts that can provide stiffness... seems a bit silly to try to invent something that already exists...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By e0richt

I totally agree with your assessment. I had...

I totally agree with your assessment. I had never heard of this brand of shoes before this reading it in this thread.
The amount of info that one can glean from the members of this forum is...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By e0richt

I would consider that I got my moneys worth out...

I would consider that I got my moneys worth out of the panasonic and buy new... now if money was an issue, then I would repair the old bike. In fact, I have 3 bikes and recently purchased a new road...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By e0richt

normally, one can't just "try on" insoles, one...

normally, one can't just "try on" insoles, one has to buy them and try them out... you could flex them to see if they have stiffness but the usual ones I find in stores are made to provide cushion...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By e0richt

do you have a recommendation of a brand / model ?

do you have a recommendation of a brand / model ?
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By e0richt

they do look pretty nice... I didn't know that...

they do look pretty nice... I didn't know that one could use clipless shoes without the cleats...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By e0richt

its possible... I did do that for a bit. I left...

its possible... I did do that for a bit. I left my work shoes at my desk and used the running shoes for biking..
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By e0richt

toe clips and shoes

hi,
I like to use toe... clips for my commute... and it looks like I need to get another pair of shoes.

I was wearing a pair of running shoes but I wanted to know what other toe clips users...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,163
Posted By e0richt

I like to use raceblade fenders... they are easy...

I like to use raceblade fenders... they are easy to put on and take off, and they add no appreciable weight.

I have heard disparaging remarks about them by other forum members but they work well...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By e0richt

well, I lock the bike to the rack and run in...

well, I lock the bike to the rack and run in quickly for my coffee... no one seems to even notice the bike at all... so maybe I was just a bit paranoid? This is my first "nice" bike and it is a...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,771
Posted By e0richt

I didn't forget my pants but because I wanted to...

I didn't forget my pants but because I wanted to try out a new backpack, I did forget my comb.... not the end of the world but annoying... :)
Forum: Commuting
07-06-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,363
Posted By e0richt

not only that, cheap computers also have "trip...

not only that, cheap computers also have "trip time", so if for some reason you want to check your speed on your commute (i.e. to see whether losing those couple of pounds has affected your commute...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,363
Posted By e0richt

this is the benefit for me at least.

this is the benefit for me at least.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,879
Posted By e0richt

depends on how you define it... I got hit once...

depends on how you define it... I got hit once when I was a kid while running errands for my mom (that was a "before helmet" time)

if you only include commuting, then I haven't been hit. I do use...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By e0richt

you know you can buy a low end bikes direct bike...

you know you can buy a low end bikes direct bike (brand new) with stem shifters for less than the low end craigslist finds... if you want brifters that will run you a bit more...but still within your...
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