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Forum: Commuting
12-15-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By JeffSG

Good news and Congratulations! I look forward to...

Good news and Congratulations! I look forward to hearing your stories and feedback in the commuter forum.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,496
Posted By JeffSG

3800 lumen light - TrustFire Super Bright TR-3T6 3800 Lumens 3 x CREE XM-L T6 L

Any commuters out there using this flashlight? If so, are you happy with it?

I just received a TrustFire Super Bright TR-3T6 3800 Lumens 3 x CREE XM-L T6 LED Flashlight Torch 5 Models in the mail...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,999
Posted By JeffSG

I'm a strong believer that the rear light should...

I'm a strong believer that the rear light should be on the helmet. If it is on the seat post, the only cars that will see it is the one right behind you. If it is up high on the helmet, more than...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By JeffSG

Probably a thousand threads on this subject but...

Probably a thousand threads on this subject but I'll throw one out anyway on shoes. There are no waterproof shoes out there (trust me I've looked for hours over the years). You can get some rubber...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,668
Posted By JeffSG

I like it! It is important that the lens...

I like it!

It is important that the lens be easy to replace. Especially this time of year when the commute begins in the dark and is sunny in the afternoon...or just a good pair of transition...
09-13-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By JeffSG

Brake issues - Avid Juicy 35

When I squeeze the brakes, they are slow to release. Will bleeding them and replacing the fluid correct this? They have about 2,000 miles on them (commute Mtn bike) and they've never been bled.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By JeffSG

Please do. Put the make/model in the subject...

Please do. Put the make/model in the subject line along with the word 'review'. We can look if interested.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By JeffSG

You should get a 'road' specific bike. It will...

You should get a 'road' specific bike. It will add a new dimension into your cycling with group rides. (I have a road bike, hard tail mtn bike -my commuter- and a bad weather bike -with fenders).
...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By JeffSG

Click on the 'Commuter Bicycle Pics' thread in...

Click on the 'Commuter Bicycle Pics' thread in this forum. You'll see some great looking bikes (eye candy) and will quickly notice they come in all shapes and sizes. Bottom line is it will look...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By JeffSG

Yup, did that too! Solution: Put a Coke...

Yup, did that too!

Solution: Put a Coke crate on top of the rack and zip tie it down. Now I use a bungy cord to keep my 30 litre See Bag secure inside the crate.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,058
Posted By JeffSG

Yup, you can't go wrong with these and after 5k...

Yup, you can't go wrong with these and after 5k miles I have been unable to get them to flat.

Ride safe,

jeff
Forum: Commuting
08-30-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 944
Posted By JeffSG

I usually tell people like this that I'll go when...

I usually tell people like this that I'll go when the Good Lord is ready to take me. Whether I'm sitting in my Lazy Boy at home or playing in traffic. They can understand that!

Ride safe,
...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By JeffSG

I was unable to use the panniers on my mtn bike...

I was unable to use the panniers on my mtn bike because my heels kept hitting them. So I just used a plastic Coke crate and zip tied it to the rear rack. I just bungy cord my bag on the crate and...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,295
Posted By JeffSG

If your not worried about speed or weight, then...

If your not worried about speed or weight, then go with the Armadillos and tire liners. Guaranteed to not flat. I have been riding Armadillos for several years and have only had a couple flats in...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By JeffSG

It seems to me that the cagers are getting less...

It seems to me that the cagers are getting less aggressive. I haven't had one blow there horn at me in a couple of months or see how close they can get to me. Maybe they feel sorry for me because...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,163
Posted By JeffSG

Order this 900 lumen flashlight and put it in...

Order this 900 lumen flashlight and put it in 'flash' mode. Use it day and night. You won't need a camera or be concerned with not being seen. The cars usually stop for a few minutes to let their...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,311
Posted By JeffSG

I use a red Coca Cola crate (picked up on eBay...

I use a red Coca Cola crate (picked up on eBay for $4) that is strapped down with 6 zip ties. A bungie cord holds down my dry sack.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
08-14-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By JeffSG

Great story. Always good to hear about cyclists...

Great story. Always good to hear about cyclists helping out other cyclists.

I also carry a spare tube and a pump in my car just in case I see a cyclist stranded on the road. Haven't had a...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,850
Posted By JeffSG

I stop in the local health food store for a quick...

I stop in the local health food store for a quick carrot juice occasionally. It would be the same difference. The one beer wouldn't affect you any more than the juice affects me. Enjoy the beer...
08-06-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,016
Posted By JeffSG

It's always good to hear the 'Clyde' section is...

It's always good to hear the 'Clyde' section is getting fewer members. Congrats!!

Ride safe,

Jeff
08-06-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,199
Posted By JeffSG

That is huge news! That speaks volumes about the...

That is huge news! That speaks volumes about the health benefits of exercise. Also, I'm surprised that you didn't require a change of diet too.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
08-06-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,172
Posted By JeffSG

I've taken my bike into: My garage ...

I've taken my bike into:

My garage

Even at work I leave it in the parking deck. Too big and cumbersome to be taking inside anywhere. It usually takes two hands for me to maneuver it around....
08-02-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,533
Posted By JeffSG

Do those shoes come in clipless? Ride...

Do those shoes come in clipless?

Ride safe,

Jeff
08-02-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 933
Posted By JeffSG

Very nice pic and article! I'm not sure I could...

Very nice pic and article! I'm not sure I could participate in one of those right now but I sure would like to see one live.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By JeffSG

Great story! I have an 8 year old that loves to...

Great story! I have an 8 year old that loves to ride. The other day I asked him if he would like to do a cross country ride when he gets a little older. His response: "Sure, dad!" Priceless...
...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By JeffSG

Good thread. Not something that I've given much...

Good thread. Not something that I've given much thought about...til now.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-28-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,238
Posted By JeffSG

Hmmmmm...I wonder if they make hi-viz bullet...

Hmmmmm...I wonder if they make hi-viz bullet proof vests. You may want to look into it.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-26-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 29,379
Posted By JeffSG

You have the Bike Forums; Commuting section set...

You have the Bike Forums; Commuting section set as your home page. And your 33 mile RT is not long enough so you take the long way to the office. And you take the route that is all uphill...going...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,218
Posted By JeffSG

I get a honk or two once a month. I just blow...

I get a honk or two once a month. I just blow them a kiss and smile while pointing at my earphones to let them know I can't hear.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-20-11, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By JeffSG

Carmageddon Challenge: The Bikes Won!

this is a good read: Carmageddon Challenge: The Bikes Won! (http://www.slate.com/id/2299432/)
Forum: Commuting
07-19-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,115
Posted By JeffSG

You were very fortunate to not have more damage. ...

You were very fortunate to not have more damage. Please keep us posted on your progress and provide more details when you can. That type of hit is the area I give the least amount of thought to. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By JeffSG

My .02: Go with the Dinotte 140L and forget...

My .02: Go with the Dinotte 140L and forget about the cheapies. At the end of the day it's all about getting from point A to B safely. Install it on your helmet to give you maximum visibility to...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By JeffSG

I have three bikes in case one breaks and a car...

I have three bikes in case one breaks and a car in case the weather gets too bad. Or my job is pretty flexible and I can work from home. :)

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-17-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By JeffSG

Sweet! What kind of bike do you have? Sounds...

Sweet! What kind of bike do you have? Sounds like your making some really good time for the almost 10 mile commute. Trail and street? Many lights? Need more info please!

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-17-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By JeffSG

Great story! Do you do that 5 days a week? That...

Great story! Do you do that 5 days a week? That is over 300 miles on some fairly tough roads I would suspect. I knew tires could make a difference but didn't think it would be that much.

Ride...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By JeffSG

Come on dynodonn...throw out a couple of your...

Come on dynodonn...throw out a couple of your best ones to keep our interest. You will only make it a "free for all" if you add commentary putting down the other videos.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-16-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By JeffSG

Congrats! Nice bike and super deal! Ride...

Congrats! Nice bike and super deal!

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,667
Posted By JeffSG

Yep you can. Don't give the guy the...

Yep you can.

Don't give the guy the satisfaction of knowing that he could stop you from riding. Get a good lock and even a bike cover if you want to keep it out of the elements and ride it every...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 13,178
Posted By JeffSG

I listen to music while I ride with ear buds. ...

I listen to music while I ride with ear buds. That blocks out all of the 'compliments' that I recieve during the ride. It's never a good idea to respond to someone's criticism in the manner you...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By JeffSG

I've worked in the automotive finance industry...

I've worked in the automotive finance industry for 30 years, GMAC now Ally Finance. I drove a car from '81 to '92 and then took up running. I ran to work from '92 to '96 and then moved and started...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,406
Posted By JeffSG

I would have welcomed a squirt of water on the...

I would have welcomed a squirt of water on the ride home today. :0 It's been so hot lately the water would have cooled me down a little.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
07-02-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By JeffSG

Sounds like you should be good to go! It seems...

Sounds like you should be good to go! It seems like every month like clockwork I'm having to replace or fix something. But I ride about 150 miles a week so it is to be expected. If you don't ride...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By JeffSG

This would not be a good idea. You probably ride...

This would not be a good idea. You probably ride the same road each day at approximately the same time. Therefore, you will be passed by the same cars. Once the guy figures out what you did he may...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,674
Posted By JeffSG

I am resurrecting this thread to see if there are...

I am resurrecting this thread to see if there are any newer/popular hi viz shirts out there. I only have two and wouldn't be caught riding without one on.

Many thanks in advance and ride safe!
...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-11, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By JeffSG

I agree that easier and more safe storage would...

I agree that easier and more safe storage would entice a few more to ride. I park my bike in a parking garage with ample bike parking and I leave my fuhgettaboutit lock there so I don't have to...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,785
Posted By JeffSG

Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB - I take nails or wood...

Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB - I take nails or wood screws out of them often and have never had a flat.

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,194
Posted By JeffSG

Garmin 305 for me Ride safe, Jeff

Garmin 305 for me

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
06-04-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,801
Posted By JeffSG

Not good advice...If the guy has only thrown one...

Not good advice...If the guy has only thrown one beer can he knows who you are and comes looking for you. Commuters are easy to find as we typically ride the same roads at the same time every day.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By JeffSG

wolfchild took the words right off my keyboard. ...

wolfchild took the words right off my keyboard. :-)

Ride safe,

Jeff
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By JeffSG

I've been thinking about buying one... I carry a...

I've been thinking about buying one... I carry a DL, BlackBerry (with emergency number on the screen display), and Blue Cross Blue Shield card that I carry with me everywhere I go.

I think that...
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