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10-06-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By flipped4bikes

That may be true, but for me psychologically,...

That may be true, but for me psychologically, nothing like I nice, cold drink on the hottest days...
12-04-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By flipped4bikes

droy45- Where are you in Coastal Maine? I...

droy45-

Where are you in Coastal Maine? I live in the York area...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By flipped4bikes

I bought a Patagonia Wind Shield...

I bought a Patagonia Wind Shield (http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-wind-shield-jacket-windbreaker-for-trail-running?p=24982-0-175) jacket a few years back. I love it. It's a softshell jacket...
12-01-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By flipped4bikes

I can speak for both the Marathon Winters and...

I can speak for both the Marathon Winters and Peter White. Excellent tires and excellent service. Also, the MWs have studs running along its sides, making it better in deeper ruts than the Ice Speed.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By flipped4bikes

Luke Skywalker called. He wants his pants back.

Luke Skywalker called. He wants his pants back.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By flipped4bikes

Free market, baby. Free market.

Free market, baby. Free market.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,255
Posted By flipped4bikes

I do this most commutes. And on the left (road)...

I do this most commutes. And on the left (road) side. Doesn't seem to matter how heavy the load is, doesn't affect the way my bike handles.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,462
Posted By flipped4bikes

+1. I cannot recommend this pump enough...

+1. I cannot recommend this pump enough...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,515
Posted By flipped4bikes

+1. Don't leave home without it! I have at times,...

+1. Don't leave home without it! I have at times, and I feel nekkid when I do...
10-19-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By flipped4bikes

I think I may have lost 1 or 2 studs on my 700x35...

I think I may have lost 1 or 2 studs on my 700x35 Marathon Winters. Other than that, great winter tire.
10-05-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By flipped4bikes

Gah- I still have my MB-5 (can't believe it's 20...

Gah- I still have my MB-5 (can't believe it's 20 years old) and have been dreaming of converting it to an Xtracycle. You my friend, have stoked the fires!
Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,034
Posted By flipped4bikes

Yeah, when the thread went downhill I was hoping...

Yeah, when the thread went downhill I was hoping the OP would comment again, but alas...
10-02-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,886
Posted By flipped4bikes

I have a pair of older Keen winter boots built...

I have a pair of older Keen winter boots built from the Newport sandal design. I was wondering about using them for winter riding, and now I can't wait to try it! My Keens are stupid (perfect!) warm....
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,864
Posted By flipped4bikes

I love my Tricross Comp. I bought it when the...

I love my Tricross Comp. I bought it when the first year they were introduced. For '13, they've expanded the line and now includes a steel frame.

The CrossRip is new and Trek's (I guess) answer to...
09-29-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By flipped4bikes

Does it come in black? :lol:

Does it come in black? :lol:
09-29-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,024
Posted By flipped4bikes

Amended- Maine: Drivers from Massachusetts...

Amended- Maine: Drivers from Massachusetts driving like they're still in Massachusetts.
09-28-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,024
Posted By flipped4bikes

Maine: Drivers from Massachusetts driving like...

Maine: Drivers from Massachusetts driving like their from Massachusetts.
09-28-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,115
Posted By flipped4bikes

I love my take-a-look mirror. It really needs a...

I love my take-a-look mirror. It really needs a good, flat temple on your glasses to be stable. I tried handlebar mirrors, but could never get them to stay aimed correctly. With the TAL, just move...
09-24-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By flipped4bikes

I love my Schwalbe Marathon Winters, 700x35.

I love my Schwalbe Marathon Winters, 700x35.
09-24-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,886
Posted By flipped4bikes

+1. They make OK winter shoes into great winter...

+1. They make OK winter shoes into great winter shoes.
09-24-12, 06:21 PM
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,605
Posted By flipped4bikes

Came across the Boreas Lagunitas...

Came across the Boreas Lagunitas (http://boreasgear.com/products/lagunitas/). Designed for hiking and biking, and it's primary mission other than hauling gear on a commute is to keep your back from...
08-28-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,716
Posted By flipped4bikes

Looking at the one photograph with the police in...

Looking at the one photograph with the police in the background, that is some nice bike "path". I see plenty of dirt and rocks, not pavement and a puddle of water too. Of course he's not in the bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,941
Posted By flipped4bikes

For a tire that's 4 inches wide and 240 studs,...

For a tire that's 4 inches wide and 240 studs, that's actually pretty good. My Schwalbe Marathon Winter 700x35 tires weigh 910 grams...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,732
Posted By flipped4bikes

You're welcome. Wow, this thread went downhill...

You're welcome. Wow, this thread went downhill...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By flipped4bikes

+1. Love mine.

+1. Love mine.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By flipped4bikes

Aren't bicycle tires generally high volume/low...

Aren't bicycle tires generally high volume/low pressure or low volume/high pressure? My mountain bike has 26x2.1 tires that can go down to 25 psi. My cross bike has 700x32 and minimum 50 psi. Not...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,719
Posted By flipped4bikes

Unless you're an introvert or have no sense of...

Unless you're an introvert or have no sense of direction, enjoy it! Best example of bike advocacy I can think of.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,732
Posted By flipped4bikes

Going strictly by the OP's question, I recommend...

Going strictly by the OP's question, I recommend the Monoprice 8320 (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=8320&seq=1&format=2). Noise isolating,...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,605
Posted By flipped4bikes

The shoulder straps are fine. Not restricting or...

The shoulder straps are fine. Not restricting or uncomfortable for loads less than say 10-12 lbs...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By flipped4bikes

NY Daily News. Not worth the paper the article is...

NY Daily News. Not worth the paper the article is printed on. It's not the speed, it's the density. The Central Park loop is a great bike ride. It's more problematic especially on weekends when the...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,605
Posted By flipped4bikes

I looked at the Phoenix at the store I bought the...

I looked at the Phoenix at the store I bought the Track II. I liked it, but it wasn't on sale and really didn't want to spend that kind of money. It's larger and has more features, and that makes it...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,277
Posted By flipped4bikes

Wow, maybe you need to live somewhere else. Not...

Wow, maybe you need to live somewhere else. Not much you can do about the dog. Those kids, get there license plate next time it happens. And when it does, just dial up the police on your cell. See...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,605
Posted By flipped4bikes

I would recommend the Timbuk2 Track II...

I would recommend the Timbuk2 Track II (http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/track-backpack) backpack. 1700 ci, large outer stash for your helmet, two inner compartments, and a laptop sleeve. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,490
Posted By flipped4bikes

I live at beach, and work is only 4.5 miles away....

I live at beach, and work is only 4.5 miles away. Turns out in the summer it's much easier and less aggravating to ride to work than take the car. And when it's a beach day, commuting time is a wash.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,290
Posted By flipped4bikes

Not attacking you here, just the mindset that...

Not attacking you here, just the mindset that cagers have- this is why the guy I described said what he said- apparently bikes don't belong on the road. It isn't seen as a another way of...
07-20-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,271
Posted By flipped4bikes

+1. That honking you hear? That idiot who...

+1.

That honking you hear? That idiot who road raged you? Those are cagers trying to educate you. When they're in that mindset, you could educate all you want, but to them it's all gibberish and...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,290
Posted By flipped4bikes

What was hysterical is that I am so high up on my...

What was hysterical is that I am so high up on my bike compared to that he's so low sitting in his Fit that calling me a d***head pretty much lost all its meaning.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,290
Posted By flipped4bikes

It's so wrong that it's awesome! I may re-install...

It's so wrong that it's awesome! I may re-install my AirZounds because of this.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,290
Posted By flipped4bikes

Hey, that's my line! Seriously though,...

Hey, that's my line!

Seriously though, happened to me this morning. I was coming around a slight bend to the left. I cut the corner some because just up ahead near a stop sign are cars parked on...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,074
Posted By flipped4bikes

Now that I really looked at your pics, yup,...

Now that I really looked at your pics, yup, really need to readjust your cable yoke lower and closer to your brakes. But I also agree with Shimagnolo that with such a long cable travel because of...
07-15-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By flipped4bikes

I recommend the Strada Cadence. Simple, large...

I recommend the Strada Cadence. Simple, large readout.
07-15-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 18,760
Posted By flipped4bikes

Well, silly, of course a mirror messes with...

Well, silly, of course a mirror messes with aerodynamics. You need to switch from that full length mirror to a nice, smaller dresser mirror. Presto, more aerodynamic!:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
07-15-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,074
Posted By flipped4bikes

Um, no. My "modern" Tricross is spec'd with...

Um, no. My "modern" Tricross is spec'd with "ancient" cantis. And the bike stops just fine. Simpler the better my friend.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,606
Posted By flipped4bikes

Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By flipped4bikes

I'm going to let the late, great Sheldon Brown...

I'm going to let the late, great Sheldon Brown explain TPI (http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html):



Now as for a tire recommendation, I have used Vittoria Rubino Pros, which is 120 tpi but also...
07-13-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,928
Posted By flipped4bikes

CB HI pointed some very good situations to...

CB HI pointed some very good situations to filter- stuck/stopped traffic, moving past traffic accidents, because we are on bikes after all.

And I would definitely would filter past this:



I...
07-13-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 18,760
Posted By flipped4bikes

Yesterday I forgot my take a look mirror for my...

Yesterday I forgot my take a look mirror for my commute. Of course it didn't ruin my ride, and I did have to crank my head back more to check traffic that was less than 100 yards behind. But I do...
07-12-12, 04:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,957
Posted By flipped4bikes

Wow, sorry to hear that dynodonn. My condolences...

Wow, sorry to hear that dynodonn. My condolences and prayers for your friend and his family.
07-11-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,957
Posted By flipped4bikes

Are you saying that cyclists are only...

Are you saying that cyclists are only irresponsible if they start killing motorists? If cyclists are human beings, it can be certain that some of them are being irresponsible while on their bike, no...
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