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Forum: Touring
05-04-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,493
Posted By gregjones

It seems to be standard for most internet forums...

It seems to be standard for most internet forums these days. I know before I post anything on BF that I will be wrong. So, itís quite rare that I bother.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By gregjones

I tried them. They suck......even worse than...

I tried them. They suck......even worse than most other glove options I've tried. I have used Bar Mitts that are neoprene for the last two years. Every problem that I've ever had with gloves and...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By gregjones

It's an ebike. Why would the battery need a...

It's an ebike. Why would the battery need a shower?
12-31-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,909
Posted By gregjones

I suppose that I might worry about the color of...

I suppose that I might worry about the color of my fenders in a few years when I get everything else done that I worry about now. I might even have the fenders that are laying around mounted on the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By gregjones

^^^THIS^^^ An easy search on cgoab will...

^^^THIS^^^

An easy search on cgoab will provide you with dozens, and in the case of AZ hundreds, of journals written by riders going through most anywhere you can imagine.
Forum: Touring
11-03-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By gregjones

^^^THIS^^^ An easy search on cgoab will...

^^^THIS^^^

An easy search on cgoab will provide you with dozens, and in the case of AZ hundreds, of journals written by riders going through most anywhere you can imagine.
Forum: Touring
11-03-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By gregjones

Wind and human powered vehicles have the right of...

Wind and human powered vehicles have the right of way on waters.

That means a kayak has the right of way over an oil tanker.

It is an idiot in a kayak that paddles in front of one.

Dead to...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,739
Posted By gregjones

The cat or the helmet?

The cat or the helmet?
Forum: Commuting
10-30-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,739
Posted By gregjones

I have heard of folks putting the helmet in the...

I have heard of folks putting the helmet in the dishwasher.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By gregjones

Perfect timing for you. In Georgia we just...

Perfect timing for you.

In Georgia we just wait for the afternoon sun. Everything, including work, shuts down with even a dusting.
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By gregjones

+1 Sorry, but it could have been...

+1

Sorry, but it could have been prevented.............by the "victim".
Forum: Commuting
10-24-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By gregjones

My way also. I only run one Hotshot but I do run...

My way also. I only run one Hotshot but I do run it in the "fading in and out" mode. After riding to work at 11:00 PM my co-workers watched, at my request, for the most effective mode as I ran...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,332
Posted By gregjones

That might have been easier four years ago. ...

That might have been easier four years ago.

When this thread was a current topic of discussion.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,530
Posted By gregjones

This.

This.
Forum: Touring
09-02-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,509
Posted By gregjones

Me thinks the OP has been spending too much time...

Me thinks the OP has been spending too much time on the computer.
Forum: Touring
09-02-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,517
Posted By gregjones

The closest bike path to me is 16 miles away. ...

The closest bike path to me is 16 miles away. How do I get there?

Plus what do I do when I get to the end? It doesn't go anywhere I need to go.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,362
Posted By gregjones

Comments embedded in questions.

Comments embedded in questions.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,362
Posted By gregjones

You're looking at buying a steel frame bike and...

You're looking at buying a steel frame bike and are worrying about the weight of the groupset?

You will have far more important issues to deal with before you ride it.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,998
Posted By gregjones

Pannier for everything. Backpack for...

Pannier for everything.

Backpack for nothing, on a bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By gregjones

If it fits you go for it. It doesn't matter if...

If it fits you go for it. It doesn't matter if it's a commuter or a touring bike. If the saddle fits---perch upon it.

I tried one. It just sold it on eBarf this week.

You ride the saddle,...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By gregjones

I can't help you with breakpads. I use...

I can't help you with breakpads.

I use KoolStop BRAKEpads on everything.

Shirt folder?? Can't help you there either. Every shirt i wear is merino wool and not a one has ever been folded.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By gregjones

I have three of these: VINQLIQ Universal...

I have three of these:

VINQLIQ Universal Bike Cycling Stem Cap Phone Mount Holder Added Handlebar Mount | eBay


Can't help you with the speaker.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By gregjones

I had a Wald on the commuter. It helped the...

I had a Wald on the commuter. It helped the steering with a heavy rear load on the short wheelbase MTB.
https://www.pedalroom.com/p/2010-fuji-adventure-14420_5.jpg

But I didn't like the way it...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,547
Posted By gregjones

The only I did special was to use a saddle cover...

The only I did special was to use a saddle cover on sunny summer days. Not for the saddle---it didn't burn my butt when I rode home.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,093
Posted By gregjones

The "YOU" in the previous post might seem...

The "YOU" in the previous post might seem excessive. Expand it to anyone with a little yellow jersey beside their user name. I paid my dues......did you?
Forum: Commuting
06-05-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,093
Posted By gregjones

Don't you use SPD sometimes? I got a pair of...

Don't you use SPD sometimes? I got a pair of Wellgo Platform/SPD combo pedals that is super. Good commuter style fittings for cleats on one side and fantastic platform/set screw, hop-on without...
06-05-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By gregjones

Hey, guys. Sorry for the break in the thread. ...

Hey, guys. Sorry for the break in the thread. We've all (my family) have known for the last 4 years that mom would have to move. I did a bit at first and then laid back, still in the starting...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By gregjones

Your bike, your bars. If you have and idea to...

Your bike, your bars. If you have and idea to make them better for you---try it. If someone else doesn't like it---screw 'em.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By gregjones

If you aren't using Bar Mitts it's because you...

If you aren't using Bar Mitts it's because you haven't tried them. Once you use them you won't go without them.

My usual winter glove assortment was four pair according to temp ranges of the...
05-25-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,223
Posted By gregjones

The most distant rides that I do for "chores" and...

The most distant rides that I do for "chores" and not recreational rides are usually to county government buildings. The only bike rack that I know of is at the courthouse in a corner of the parking...
05-25-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By gregjones

Low vs. High Mount Ft. Derailleur

Several years ago I had ordered a high mount XT front DR for a new build. The mount band landed right at the lower boss for a bottle cage bolt. So, I used a low mount Deore DR to get around the...
Forum: Touring
05-18-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,495
Posted By gregjones

Yeah.....but, the $00.04 per day that the Jersey...

Yeah.....but, the $00.04 per day that the Jersey costs is a hard row to hoe for someone saving for a new bike toy!!:p:lol:
Forum: Commuting
05-18-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By gregjones

I'd put my money on either: Gravity Earth...

I'd put my money on either:
Gravity
Earth Sucking
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,651
Posted By gregjones

Maybe they don't need it.:lol:

Maybe they don't need it.:lol:
Forum: Touring
05-04-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,898
Posted By gregjones

MLD Grace Tarp to the rescue. ;-)

MLD Grace Tarp to the rescue. ;-)
Forum: Commuting
05-04-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By gregjones

If you want different bars get a bike that the...

If you want different bars get a bike that the manufacturer (frame order person/brand) designed with "different" bars in their mind. Your money do what you want. My money---I buy what is a bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By gregjones

That describes my Elite quite well. However, the...

That describes my Elite quite well. However, the Transit/Commuter (they changed the name and I can't remember what mines called) is a looser fit for under layers, good sized zip pockets, pit zips...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By gregjones

I tried that. It was great, at first, with the...

I tried that. It was great, at first, with the having something to do, the people (girls) as work and money to buy bike components and camping gear.

Then, I realized that I didn't have time to...
Forum: Touring
04-09-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,320
Posted By gregjones

Once the tire skids, no matter the road surface...

Once the tire skids, no matter the road surface or weather condition, braking power is a moot point---the rider is nothing more than a passenger along for the ride.

Improved braking comes from the...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By gregjones

Be aware that Axiom sells racks that do not work...

Be aware that Axiom sells racks that do not work with their own bags. The Journey Adjustable rear rack will not pair with their Seymour panniers. I found out the hard/expensive way.

All racks...
Forum: Touring
04-08-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,320
Posted By gregjones

Before I owned a disc bike I thought this disc...

Before I owned a disc bike I thought this disc vs. rim was a moot point. They both stop.

Six months into my first disc bike, for me, the argument is settled.

Disc for the win!!
Forum: Commuting
04-08-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By gregjones

First of all, I would be concerned the least...

First of all, I would be concerned the least about a lifetime warranty on a frame. I'd worry more about it being hit by a meteorite than failing due to a warranted defect.

Then, as Classtime...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,197
Posted By gregjones

It's a go--no go thing with me and a helmet. ...

It's a go--no go thing with me and a helmet. Depends. If it's to the corner store, probably not. If it's cold, yes with a helmet cover. If it's hot, well that's why I wear a helmet.....the foam...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,255
Posted By gregjones

I live in a rural area, outside a city of 465...

I live in a rural area, outside a city of 465 people. On occasion, I have to go to the huge metro (pop. 20,000) about 20 miles away. I have several of the higher rated, and regarded, taillights...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,812
Posted By gregjones

I live on a hard packed gravel road, so I ride...

I live on a hard packed gravel road, so I ride gravel daily (twice!). I use Schwalbe Kojaks. No compromise for gravel considering there's 20-30 times more pavement between gravel sections.

The...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,916
Posted By gregjones

It's easy to get confused with all of the...

It's easy to get confused with all of the versions. The Hotshot uses the same plug as my cell phones, tablet and all of my other bike lights.
Forum: Touring
02-13-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,111
Posted By gregjones

I made are recent comment about the 150 in the...

I made are recent comment about the 150 in the Commuting Forum (http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1096861-yet-another-taillight.html).

In a word------:thumb:
Forum: Touring
02-13-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,402
Posted By gregjones

My mom's dad was a farmer, we lived thirteen...

My mom's dad was a farmer, we lived thirteen hundred miles away. The next farm down the road had a kid just months away from the same age as myself. I spent summers on the farm so the kid down the...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,846
Posted By gregjones

Isn't three hours based on the medium setting? ...

Isn't three hours based on the medium setting?

I started a longer commute and on the way home the battery level changed to amber, 1st ride after recharging and daylight savings time would require...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,916
Posted By gregjones

That's not surprising. The "flashlight nerds"...

That's not surprising. The "flashlight nerds" say that noticeable differences start at doubled ratings. I have a L&M Urban 650, when I found a good deal on a 800 I jumped on it. Mistake!! The...
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