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Forum: Commuting
09-22-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,086
Posted By kb0tnv

I got my stock cross-check from another Mike at...

I got my stock cross-check from another Mike at Big Shark Bike Shop. I also recommend B&RS too since I know one of their wrenches. I have also noticed that I haven't been to my bike shop as much...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,378
Posted By kb0tnv

Those seem to be too wide for my taste. I now am...

Those seem to be too wide for my taste. I now am using Serfa Secas which are 700 x 28 130psi. I love that i can finally get over 100+ psi on these tires. Although I have received one flat since...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,378
Posted By kb0tnv

I finally have a pic of the new bike! Here it...

I finally have a pic of the new bike! Here it is:
http://karenk.smugmug.com/gallery/2861462#153559708
Forum: Commuting
03-15-07, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,378
Posted By kb0tnv

Well the Cross Check is in. I plan on posting a...

Well the Cross Check is in. I plan on posting a pic of it soon. I found out the tires are Conti. Contacts 700x28! 102 psi! They look great! Have a little bit of tread but not too much. I will...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,378
Posted By kb0tnv

Getting a Surly Cross-Check but need tire advise

Well my wife gave me the "green light" for getting a totally new commuting bike for 2007 (tax refund $). I ordered a green 58cm cross-check. I didn't want the stock cross style tires. So the LBS...
08-30-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By kb0tnv

depends on what lane your in. ;0) Keep...

depends on what lane your in. ;0)

Keep Cycling!
Forum: Commuting
08-25-06, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By kb0tnv

Whatever makes you feel safe. However I think 4...

Whatever makes you feel safe. However I think 4 TLD-1000s is totally overkill. Maybe two in case one goes out. I run a blinkie on my helmet. One TLD-1000 on the seat post. One vista 5-led light...
08-09-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,790
Posted By kb0tnv

Very well stated! Not much more that I can...

Very well stated!

Not much more that I can add. Except I have made some errors trying to filter and one of them almost got me hit! I think it is much safer to either take the lane or stay to the...
08-05-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,932
Posted By kb0tnv

I sold my Air Zound horn. If I wanted to be an...

I sold my Air Zound horn. If I wanted to be an annoying car I would drive one. I find I am less stressed (antagonistic) with not having one. My bell workes fine for peds on trails. I simply do...
08-04-06, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By kb0tnv

You need to call the police. The manager just...

You need to call the police. The manager just cares about him getting pizzas on time! Put some real HEAT on him (police)!

Keep Cycling!
08-03-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 819
Posted By kb0tnv

They are starting to wake up from their car...

They are starting to wake up from their car induced coma! Some of them are even riding bikes now!

Viva la velo!

Keep Cycling!
08-03-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By kb0tnv

Sometimes there aren't always good times or safe...

Sometimes there aren't always good times or safe places to spend time discussing the incident with drivers. Plus their view is pretty much they don't make mistakes and we (cyclists) do. Only the...
08-03-06, 06:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,475
Posted By kb0tnv

You should have told her "I will let you talk to...

You should have told her "I will let you talk to MY lawer!" and then gave her his phone number and road on! People don't understand the concept of speed LIMIT and the fact that you are supposed to...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By kb0tnv

I believe those were the Neistat Brothers! ...

I believe those were the Neistat Brothers! http://neistat.com/ they are a hoot! They did the ipod's dirty secret site a few years back. When one of the ipod's battery ran out.

There are...
07-30-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By kb0tnv

MOBIKEFED Aggressive Driver Contact Letter

Here is the link for fighting back at unsafe motorists!

http://mobikefed.org/motoristcontact.html

I have used it several times and it really does work!

Keep Cycling!
Forum: Commuting
07-19-06, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,955
Posted By kb0tnv

I agree that you need to find another route or...

I agree that you need to find another route or move. Commuting is an obssession for me! If you have a better route you would probably get the "bug" too!

Keep Cycling!
Forum: Commuting
07-12-06, 06:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,216
Posted By kb0tnv

Can you change your route or route time? I found...

Can you change your route or route time? I found changing routes sometimes to lower speed / less trafficed areas a blessing. Also try to find route where other cylclists ride if possible. I...
07-11-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,527
Posted By kb0tnv

SAME RULES, SAME RIGHTS, SAME ROAD! Keep...

SAME RULES, SAME RIGHTS, SAME ROAD!

Keep Cycling!
06-21-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By kb0tnv

one of my old replies to "get on the sidewalk"...

one of my old replies to "get on the sidewalk" was "I will if you will?" But I have given up trying to educate motorists myself. Not worth it. If it becomes a problem with the same motorist on my...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By kb0tnv

I saw two in the A.M. and two in the P.M which...

I saw two in the A.M. and two in the P.M which was cool. I didn't count the kids I see on bikes.. because that is something people normally see in nieghborhoods. The unique people are the adults...
06-16-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,313
Posted By kb0tnv

I gave up telling people what to do. It isn't...

I gave up telling people what to do. It isn't worth it! I saw a really cute gal riding a road bike. I was coming up the hill to a stop sign and saw her cross the intersection. She did a quick...
06-14-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By kb0tnv

I really don't worry that much about cars. It is...

I really don't worry that much about cars. It is the wrong way cyclists and peds. Peds at least aren't going that fast. But a wrong way cyclist coming down a hill SUCKS! You have no clue what...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,881
Posted By kb0tnv

(UPDATE) According Amerityre's info these tires...

(UPDATE) According Amerityre's info these tires are recyclable So I just put them in with my recyclables and don't have them anymore! Can't give out what I don't have.

You can call Amarityre if...
06-08-06, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By kb0tnv

I actually had a motorist tell me I was "slowing"...

I actually had a motorist tell me I was "slowing" them down because I was stopped at a stop light. They couldn't get around me. I don't mind holding them up because the sensor will not register me!...
06-06-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By kb0tnv

Today, Miklasz made this statement about the...

Today, Miklasz made this statement about the situation at his online forum at STLToday.com:

The comment was made by Max Leinwand who sat in on the Friday show, as he does most Fridays. He...
06-06-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By kb0tnv

Here is the latest on this thread. You can read...

Here is the latest on this thread. You can read it here:

Blog: Roger Kramer's Favorite Cycling Tours: Blog Page
Post: Putting cyclists "under my car"
Link:...
06-06-06, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By kb0tnv

It does. However I think it must be at least...

It does. However I think it must be at least vocalized or addressed that way people know that there ARE cyclists out there who give a rip. I posted it since I live in St. Louis and think others...
06-06-06, 06:41 AM
06-06-06, 06:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By kb0tnv

That is a good one! Very true! JJ

That is a good one!

Very true!

JJ
Forum: Commuting
06-05-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,657
Posted By kb0tnv

Looks like the 26 x 1.0 Tom Slicks are coming out...

Looks like the 26 x 1.0 Tom Slicks are coming out of the closet! (earlier 1.4" was all I really heard about) I am very glad to hear about the last two posts! I look forward to getting my new tires...
06-05-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By kb0tnv

Local St. Louis radio DJ advocates hitting bikes with vehicles

http://www.stlimc.org/newswire/display/1710/index.php

I already e-mailed the link to the LAB (League of American Bicyclists).

There are more cyclists out there now on the roads (gas prices...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,657
Posted By kb0tnv

I ordered the 26 x 1" Tom Slicks Pro from my LBS...

I ordered the 26 x 1" Tom Slicks Pro from my LBS and plan on seeing how well they do. I will report back. My Mavic rims actually say the will go down to 1". I have had armadillos before and they...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-06, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,881
Posted By kb0tnv

I agree that their samples are free! I have a...

I agree that their samples are free! I have a set and would like to mail them to someone since I don't need them any longer. I believe in recycling (reusing). So I will gladly send my Amerityre...
06-03-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By kb0tnv

I totally agree! I do look out for motor...

I totally agree! I do look out for motor vehicles. However I mostly have to look out for the rest of the cyclists / peds who just make up their own rules. Today I had some kid go from the other...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-06, 06:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,361
Posted By kb0tnv

Wow that guy has guts since he may be holding up...

Wow that guy has guts since he may be holding up traffic himself by stopping to talk with you. Was he himself holding any one up behind him? If there is a free lane to the left then people can pass...
05-05-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,432
Posted By kb0tnv

I agree with you about communicating with...

I agree with you about communicating with motorists more. That has been what I have been taught by an expert cyclist in my area. He says it is a "lost art" that is much needed. I found it true and...
04-30-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,496
Posted By kb0tnv

If it there are two lanes in the same direction...

If it there are two lanes in the same direction and you cannot safely share the lane with a motor vehicle you are LEGALLY allowed to take that lane REGARDLESS of the speed you are traveling on a...
04-30-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,959
Posted By kb0tnv

Just cycling on the road is technically safer...

Just cycling on the road is technically safer than riding on the sidewalk. But what we need to know is are you VISIBLE? Do you wear bright colored clothes? Do you ride WITH traffic. Do you ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,992
Posted By kb0tnv

Amen! I love my rack and panniers! Panniers...

Amen! I love my rack and panniers! Panniers give you more width and provide more visiblity. I get more room from passing motorists! Plus more weight when going down hill! I am very interested in...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,647
Posted By kb0tnv

That rocks! It looks like 4 of the flares...

That rocks!

It looks like 4 of the flares which =s about a total of $60 bucks for the whole mess. Perhaps A project for my TLD-1000 ever goes out. What type of mounting system did you use?
...
04-24-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,889
Posted By kb0tnv

I agree totally! Just suck it up and ride on or...

I agree totally! Just suck it up and ride on or let them go their way. Not worth it especially since they have the edge of speed / weight. Especially late at night it is best to get to where your...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-06, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By kb0tnv

Wow and my max is 45mph roads as long as they...

Wow and my max is 45mph roads as long as they have a shoulder. I do ride a 40 mph road in the right tire track because the shoulder is crappy and I am going down hill. I am working with our local...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-06, 06:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,858
Posted By kb0tnv

I would worry more that it gets damaged. Not...

I would worry more that it gets damaged. Not worried about it getting stolen.

Keep Cycling!

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
04-17-06, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By kb0tnv

AMEN! I returned some electric socks that didn't...

AMEN! I returned some electric socks that didn't work from a store in N.C. The St. Louis store offered me a refund. I returned a pump that stopped working and I exchanged it for a working pump. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-06, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,965
Posted By kb0tnv

Same bell I just bought last month. An...

Same bell I just bought last month. An incredibell I believe! Good shots of your cool commuter setup!

Keep Cycling!

Jeff
04-15-06, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By kb0tnv

good article! Keep Cycling,

good article!

Keep Cycling,
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 06:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,055
Posted By kb0tnv

31 and I started bike commuting when I was 29. ...

31 and I started bike commuting when I was 29.

Keep Cycling!
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By kb0tnv

My limited "sidewalk" cycling is going through a...

My limited "sidewalk" cycling is going through a couple parks where there really is just the side walk to "cut through". I don't ride very fast especially if I see a pedestrian. These sidewalks are...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 05:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,756
Posted By kb0tnv

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/seven_speed.html ...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/seven_speed.html Sheldon Brown's site has some info on internal hubs.

Enjoy!

Keep Cycling!
Forum: Commuting
04-13-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,756
Posted By kb0tnv

So now more people are more in FAVOR of the Nexus...

So now more people are more in FAVOR of the Nexus HUB? ( take back my original post) I guess I will have to NOT second guess getting that Nexus 8 hub on the Breezer Bike I have been lusting after...
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