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Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,576
Posted By pityr

I have a similar "stable" and situation but I...

I have a similar "stable" and situation but I like to keep all of the bikes at the same groupo for ease of maintenance. I was supposed to get rid of the oldest bike but instead turned it into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,715
Posted By pityr

I don't use it because it was always really...

I don't use it because it was always really inaccurate compared to the other available apps. You can't really tune the settings much in it either. For cycling I like MyTracks better and for running...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By pityr

Yay! Something to do this weekend :)

Yay! Something to do this weekend :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By pityr

Let us know if you find a magnet that fits the...

Let us know if you find a magnet that fits the hole down at Radioshack. Try to take the sensor with you to see if it will trip it and at what distances.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,966
Posted By pityr

See if any of the local shops have a satisfaction...

See if any of the local shops have a satisfaction guarantee. Pearl Izumi has a 30 or 60 day return policy. I needed new shoes and tried out their top of the line non-carbon shoe and it couldn't...
03-06-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By pityr

Looks nice. I just did something like that with...

Looks nice. I just did something like that with my old Trek 1200.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By pityr

I noticed that while driving up there. Not many...

I noticed that while driving up there. Not many turn lanes so the people taking lefts across traffic would run the light if needed. Seemed to be an accepted practice and the other traffic was...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,286
Posted By pityr

My Japanese buddy swears that they reverse it in...

My Japanese buddy swears that they reverse it in Japan. Im inclined to believe him the first few times that I saw him try to do a panic stop and clamp down too hard on the wrong lever...

Try...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By pityr

I love the Kryptonite combo u-locks. I wish they...

I love the Kryptonite combo u-locks. I wish they made some of their thicker ones in a combo style. They are really handy when securing 5+ bikes at any given time and not wanting to deal with as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By pityr

How wide are your shoulders and how often do you...

How wide are your shoulders and how often do you go climbing hills? You can always try it out and see how it feels. I've had a 42 before and prefer the 44.
02-26-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
Posted By pityr

Like mentioned, Heat + carbon = very bad. So...

Like mentioned, Heat + carbon = very bad. So would soaking it with any sort of chemical loosening agent like PB Blaster. You might be able to get away with a little tiny drop on the metal part...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,374
Posted By pityr

Can't stand the armadillos. The ride like...

Can't stand the armadillos. The ride like garbage and I had more flats on it than any other tire.

I personally like a high quality race tire like the Michelin Krylion Carbon or Conti GP4k with a...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,513
Posted By pityr

Yeah I understand how fuel prices ripple through...

Yeah I understand how fuel prices ripple through the entire economy. I haven't noticed much of an increase in my weekly grocery bill yet but expect it sooner or later.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,556
Posted By pityr

My bike computer keeps track of my mileage and...

My bike computer keeps track of my mileage and some other bits of data. It keeps a rolling 7 day (ish) log but I rarely look at it. I used to track the commutes it but stopped caring a long time...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,513
Posted By pityr

Gas prices are going up? weird, hadn't...

Gas prices are going up? weird, hadn't noticed...

:D
Forum: Commuting
02-21-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,348
Posted By pityr

I know that some people are worried about not...

I know that some people are worried about not coming unclipped in time. After a while of using them clipping and unclipping becomes second nature. There have been many "oh ****" moments where I...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,348
Posted By pityr

I edited my post above with a link to an ebay...

I edited my post above with a link to an ebay auction that shows a nice pic of them.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,348
Posted By pityr

At 17 miles you will see a difference. Do it...

At 17 miles you will see a difference. Do it without for a few weeks and then switch. You will wonder why it took you so long :)

Id also recommend the SPDs for commuting. Great setup and you...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,348
Posted By pityr

Its not uncommon for them to come without pedals...

Its not uncommon for them to come without pedals as its assumed that you will supply or purchase your own. Yes there is a huge difference and clipless wins every time. Being attached firmly to the...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,052
Posted By pityr

Im doing this to my Trek 1200 and will most...

Im doing this to my Trek 1200 and will most likely end up just make it a single speed.

OP mentioned earlier that the chain rings were riveted in place. It would be pretty cheap to get a new...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,951
Posted By pityr

Cause its nice to have that little extra just in...

Cause its nice to have that little extra just in case. Its saved my ass more than a few times when I didn't feel that little wire that caused the first flat only to have it cause another. In many...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,841
Posted By pityr

Im glad Im not the only one :)

Im glad Im not the only one :)
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,480
Posted By pityr

Put it on and file the heads down or go get some...

Put it on and file the heads down or go get some anti-theft/anti-tamper nuts somewhere. A fastener or hardware store might carry the specialty nut like that.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By pityr

My co-workers think Im crazy but not because Ill...

My co-workers think Im crazy but not because Ill ride my bike in just about anything. :) My bike parked in the back of the office has become normal to them. Sometimes they even ask me about it and...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,821
Posted By pityr

I thought stage 2 was riding in the rain. Or is...

I thought stage 2 was riding in the rain. Or is that stage 4. iono, its been a while :)
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,678
Posted By pityr

and here I thought YOU were just abbreviating it....

and here I thought YOU were just abbreviating it. Did they really stop selling their disc roadie?
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,678
Posted By pityr

The Trek Portland comes with drop/road bars stock...

The Trek Portland comes with drop/road bars stock as well as a decent component set. Converting to flat bars would require new shifters and brakes unless you have something else going on with this...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,678
Posted By pityr

I found that the tire selection with the...

I found that the tire selection with the reflective stripe is limited though (Vittoria Randonneur...barf, never tried the Schwalbe). I have what K'Tesh has there on my spokes and they really light...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,678
Posted By pityr

Im messing with ya, its a good bike. Putting...

Im messing with ya, its a good bike. Putting flat bars will make it more of a hybrid IMO. Personally if I had opted for the PDX I would put some proper fenders on it and a good rack. I had those...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,678
Posted By pityr

Swap it out for a Kona ***** Inc :p srsly...

Swap it out for a Kona ***** Inc :p

srsly though better tires will make it ride "better". Its already a pretty lite bike. Its not an ugly bike, what do you think would make it look better? Did...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,189
Posted By pityr

#1 Not really. I prefer to bike whenever...

#1 Not really. I prefer to bike whenever possible.
#2 Yes, but I got over it. I have good gear. If I can't ride there due to weather or whatever circumstance then chances are I didn't need to...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By pityr

How long is too long?

How long is too long?
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,189
Posted By pityr

I don't even drive when its nasty out and would...

I don't even drive when its nasty out and would still rather ride my bike :p
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By pityr

I've been there... If this commute is so...

I've been there...

If this commute is so short why not look into running and an appropriate stroller?
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 99,349
Posted By pityr

Would doubt it. Not much use for studs here. I...

Would doubt it. Not much use for studs here. I rode part way this morning but took the light rail through the west hills. Spotty black ice and I really didn't feel like dealing with it.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 99,349
Posted By pityr

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Forum: Commuting
01-15-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By pityr

Go ride it and tell us what you think. Kona...

Go ride it and tell us what you think.

Kona makes a pretty decent bike in general.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By pityr

I live in the right on the river in downtown PDX...

I live in the right on the river in downtown PDX and work over by Nike in Beaverton. I go up through Washington Park every day :)
Forum: Commuting
01-15-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By pityr

Over a 1000 ft of climbing over a few miles each...

Over a 1000 ft of climbing over a few miles each way.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,551
Posted By pityr

No it doesn't...

No it doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By pityr

And here I thought the gods were just ****ing...

And here I thought the gods were just ****ing with me :p Guess I don't need to do my wind dance anymore.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By pityr

Its just one of those Laws of Cycling. No matter...

Its just one of those Laws of Cycling. No matter which way you are riding, the wind will always be in your face.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By pityr

jeebus!

jeebus!
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,551
Posted By pityr

Outa the way slow poke! :p

Outa the way slow poke!


:p
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By pityr

Hop on and go. Might not be as fast for the...

Hop on and go. Might not be as fast for the first 10 minutes or so though.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,410
Posted By pityr

I like REI's Buff: ...

I like REI's Buff:
http://www.rei.com/search?query=buff

They have synthetic and wool ones.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By pityr

Depends on what I'm buying it for. I have the...

Depends on what I'm buying it for. I have the roadie for fun, the tri bike for races and the commuter for commuting and around the town stuff.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,774
Posted By pityr

13.5 if I ride the whole way. I usually cut out...

13.5 if I ride the whole way. I usually cut out the super hilly 3 miles in the morning by hopping a quick ride on the light rail in order to save time. I ride them on the way home.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By pityr

Like stated, keep it clean but no need to be...

Like stated, keep it clean but no need to be religious about it.

Get a chain stretch tool and keep an eye on the chain once you get to 1000 miles or so. Once it gets worn past the indicator on...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By pityr

What kind of bike did you get?

What kind of bike did you get?
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