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Forum: Commuting
12-30-03, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

cigar and pipe smoke from passing autos. that's...

cigar and pipe smoke from passing autos. that's about it. my commute doesn't take me through the city, unfortunately. however, I like cigars and pipe tobacco, and it's amazing how long the smells...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-03, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

my goal is just to ride in every day. my commute...

my goal is just to ride in every day. my commute is 7 miles round trip so I'm not breaking the bank with total miles.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-03, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

yes to the Volpe

I've put nearly 2K miles on my 2002 Volpe, through excessive heat and cold, rain, the works, one tune-up (cringe), no problems.

Great bike, rides like a road bike when you want it to, takes the...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-03, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

head plant in mud, degree of difficulty 3.5

So I decide to take the path and check the foliage, plus the path is safer than the road, right? Lots of mud after recent rains, go up the bank to avoid puddles. Coming back down the slight...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-03, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

I can highly recommend the Volpe. I have a 2002...

I can highly recommend the Volpe. I have a 2002 model and have logged just over 1000 commuting miles. I put conti top tourers on it, a blackburn rack, otherwise it is stock, including the vetta...
02-25-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

I ride in the winters with four layers total,...

I ride in the winters with four layers total, third and fourth layers are the "money" layers that do most of the work. Fourth layer is a Patagonia Lightning Jacket and it works great. It's from...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-03, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Fubar et al, I use a Jansport standard...

Fubar et al,

I use a Jansport standard backpack in winter to transport my stuff to work. Pros of this pack:

-- lots of room
-- comfortable to wear (in winter)
-- rugged (it is many years...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-03, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Will quality glove liners stop frozen fingers?

Hey,

I commute in the D.C. area and it has been really cold of late, sometimes below zero with wind. My commute is short, about 3.5 miles each way -- and my gear performs flawlessly in the cold,...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-02, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

How does one go about washing a helmet. I've...

How does one go about washing a helmet. I've wondered about this -- the spongy pads inside my helmet get very sweaty and I can't see how to wash them without destroying them.

thx
Forum: Commuting
08-05-02, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Re: the types of humans I'm trying to outrun, no...

Re: the types of humans I'm trying to outrun, no one type comes to mind, just looking for tips in case the need should arise.

thx
Forum: Commuting
08-02-02, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

target speed to "outrun" dogs and humans

Curious:

Anyone know the kind of speed required on the bike to outrun the average dog and the average human? Not just speed on the flats, but uphill/downhill too.

There are a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-02, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,364
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

The heat index in the D.C. area has reached 110...

The heat index in the D.C. area has reached 110 over the last few days. It's hot, but I just keep moving on the bike to keep that (leaden) breeze going.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-02, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Mr. Pakdel wrote: Forgive me, Mr....

Mr. Pakdel wrote:



Forgive me, Mr. Pakdel, but you remind me of Al Campanis when you speak of "most" Asians having "much larger calves than other people of other races." Please direct me to...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-02, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

rain and my transit epic rack trunk

I've got a Performance Transit Epic rack trunk and this AM it rained like mad during my commute. I have a low-tech waterproofing system that I like: I simply drop a plastic bag over top of the rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-02, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Discounting on some 2002 models starts end of...

Discounting on some 2002 models starts end of this month at Performance Bike in D.C. area.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-02, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Not yet, but I thought that might be the problem,...

Not yet, but I thought that might be the problem, considering the way the cleat is buried in the off-road sole of the ATB shoe. I'll have to look into road shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-02, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Richey Logic Pro Pedal is "squishy"

Hi. I ride with these pedals on my Fuji Roubaix Pro road bike:

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/images/products/thumb/ritrdpedlx.jpg


and these shoes:


...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-02, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Would Heras win if Lance led him?

The press coverage of Lance's latest stage win today suggests that Lance outpaced everyone at the end, which he did. But I wonder, if Heras had the benefit of Lance and other USPS team members...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-02, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

16H52M: ChrisL has attacked LittleBigMan and...

16H52M:

ChrisL has attacked LittleBigMan and is now only 10 posts behind. The two are alone in front having left he Peloton behind for good.

16H54M:

ChrisL has dropped LittleBigMan! ChrisL...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-02, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Cateye Enduro "B" wheel size works for road bike?

I use a Cateye Enduro on my commuter, which has 700/32 tires. I want to take advantage of the feature on the Enduro which allows me to use it on another bike. The manual explains how to dial in...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-02, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

tchazzard and others, So the question must...

tchazzard and others,

So the question must now be asked:

How does the eternlight illuminate the road as compared to the more expensive/traditional NiteRider Classic approach? This could be the...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-02, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

MichaelW, Can you clarify your setup? Am I...

MichaelW,

Can you clarify your setup? Am I reading correctly that you bought the headlamp generator-type light and then wired it to a rechargable battery in the water bottle?

Is your tail...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-02, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

powerful mini-flash light rig in place of Night Rider?

Question for the group re: light systems. I'm planning ahead for the winter darkness and wondered if I could avoid the expense of the Night Rider system by rigging up my own headlight source.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-02, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

a first: dead beaver

We usually see deer in the park at dusk, rabbits in the morning. We were aware of beavers in the park based on roadside views of gnawed trees.

This morning during my commute I saw a shape on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-02, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Rich Clark, How do you like that Arkel...

Rich Clark,

How do you like that Arkel Briefcase? I've got the Utility Bag Pannier on my Bianchi Volpe and I plan to use it for lugging week's worth of clothes to work on Monday.

Otherwise I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-02, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 40,892
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

I have to say that I find the obsession with...

I have to say that I find the obsession with mileage a bit strange. Certainly if one is training to race seriously one might consider logging mileage statistics and obsessing about how far one rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-02, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

summer jerseys

Need advice on hi-quality jerseys for summer riding. I'll be doing more riding than usual (for me) in the hi-heat parts of the day and I'm looking for a non-flashy single color jersey that feels...
06-25-02, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

size increment for Shimano CS-HG50-9, 9-speed, 12/23

Does anyone know the nine cog sizes for the Shimano CS-HG50-9, 9-speed, 12/23 cassette? Is this a standard sort of thing? If so, can someone list it?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-02, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Thanks for the responses. I test rode both the...

Thanks for the responses. I test rode both the Marseille and the Roubaix Pro over the weekend and bought the Roubaix Pro! I really like the Shimano 105 group -- have had it in the past -- and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-02, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

weight : Fuji Roubaix Pro vs. Marseilles

Does anyone know the weight difference between a Fuju Roubaix Pro (listed on Fuji's website at 19.7 lbs with Shimano 105 group) and the new Fuji Marseilles? The Marseilles is the same bike except it...
06-20-02, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

reynolds 631 vs. reynolds 853

Can someone suggest the major differences between Reynolds 631 and 853 aside from what I assume is a weight difference?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-02, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

buying a Litespeed online

If one were considering the purchase of a Litespeed online, which websites might one consider? I will do as much test riding as possible in my area and then might look for a deal online in the Fall....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-02, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Loaded_Volpe

Velocipedio, Which gear combinations do you...

Velocipedio,

Which gear combinations do you use during the climb?
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