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Forum: Recumbent
05-29-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Recommendations

Hey everyone,
My 11 year old daughter has struggled to learn how to ride a bike, and I was thinking about a ‘bent. My research points me to a tadpole trike style, but i know almost nithing about...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Anyone attempted the Mt. on a single speed? I'm...

Anyone attempted the Mt. on a single speed? I'm thinking that might be my new training goal.
07-03-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Mt. Greylock Challenge 9/24/11

Hey all,
I just signed up for this ride and wondered if anyone here had done it in the past? This is the MS Society ride in September, not the Greylock Century that's coming up this Saturday. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,851
Posted By BigDaddyPete

First commute with clipless was uneventful. The...

First commute with clipless was uneventful. The ride home was a little more interesting. At the time, I worked on a major university campus. Leaving work, my path was suddenly crossed by a group of...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By BigDaddyPete

My distance bike and sometime commuter is my...

My distance bike and sometime commuter is my Surly Pacer. It has full aluminum fenders, a small front rack and bag. It isn't light, but it is comfortable, and most of my riding right now is in the...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 116,571
Posted By BigDaddyPete

From phrases.org Plugs are the holes made in...

From phrases.org

Plugs are the holes made in coins, which is then filled with a cheaper metal. Coins so tampered with are no longer legal tender and are thus worthless if spotted. The phrase is,...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Had a really nice post about the Bike Kitchen in...

Had a really nice post about the Bike Kitchen in SF, but I see you're in Alameda County. I used to have the pleasure of living in Hayward and riding through Oakland frequently before I moved to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I have a 17 mile commute. If I take the bike...

I have a 17 mile commute. If I take the bike path that is 11 miles of it, I have no problem doing it on my single speed. But if, like now, the path is impassible, I'm on a bike with gears. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,039
Posted By BigDaddyPete

$20 sounds about right. I went through a really...

$20 sounds about right. I went through a really bad patch a couple of years ago where I was breaking spokes on all my bikes every time I rode. I learned how to replace my own spokes then, as well...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,310
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I have the Fantom CX in blue. I'm 6'3" and...

I have the Fantom CX in blue. I'm 6'3" and bought the 61cm. It's got 3 years of commuting/utility riding on it and I love it. Swapped out the stock tires for some Gatorskins, fenders and a rear...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigDaddyPete

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hkHyTGIF-hc/TWV...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hkHyTGIF-hc/TWVFCXVijqI/AAAAAAAAE9Q/__J3vN4eim8/s640/IMG_20110223_115642.jpg
Acorn Small Bag (http://www.acornbags.com/smhdlbarbag.html) and Boxy Rando...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,767
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Continental makes the Gatorskin in a 25. It's...

Continental makes the Gatorskin in a 25. It's what I use on my commuter, never had a flat in a year and a half of commuting in New Haven, CT. And they're still on my bike, on my second set because...
Replies: 17
Views: 6,957
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I rode with an Acorn Med/Large bag...

I rode with an Acorn Med/Large bag (http://acornbags.com/medlgbag.html) on my bike until recently when I purchased their http://acornbags.com/boxybag.html for the front. Both of them hold enough for...
03-11-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,917
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I have a Saris Bones...

I have a Saris Bones (http://www.saris.com/bike-racks/vehicle-racks/trunk-racks.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=28&category_id=7) that I use to move bikes around...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,111
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I love my moustache bars on my single speed...

I love my moustache bars on my single speed commuter. Enough upright to be comfortable in traffic, but I can get down to go fast or get out of the wind if I need to....
Forum: Touring
03-02-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I would second the recommendations for the Salsa...

I would second the recommendations for the Salsa Vaya, or the Fargo if you're looking for something even more heavy duty. They are both on my wish list right now, the Vaya for vanishing for days and...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Depends who you ask. I think that there's always...

Depends who you ask. I think that there's always something I can add to my collection. I'm constantly seeing something somewhere that I need. If you asked my wife, she'd tell you I have a ridiculous...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,868
Posted By BigDaddyPete

$3.25 - $3.40 per gallon here. I haven't noticed...

$3.25 - $3.40 per gallon here. I haven't noticed a lot of other riders here lately, but winter has been pretty rough here, and it's a pretty small town. But I'm sure there will be more people on...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,222
Posted By BigDaddyPete

It's one of the reasons I keep my hair short....

It's one of the reasons I keep my hair short. Also it's nice and cool in the summer.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,800
Posted By BigDaddyPete

All 3 of my current rides have a Brooks on them,...

All 3 of my current rides have a Brooks on them, although only 2 are the B17. The other one is some Brooks Gel abomination from the 90's that just fit, but it's ugly. I'm pretty sure I'm the only...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 555,756
Posted By BigDaddyPete

You say it like it's a bad thing! ;) ...

You say it like it's a bad thing! ;)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hkHyTGIF-hc/TWVFCXVijqI/AAAAAAAAE9Q/__J3vN4eim8/s720/IMG_20110223_115642.jpg
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By BigDaddyPete

So here it is all set up and out for a shakedown...

So here it is all set up and out for a shakedown this morning. I'd forgotten how nicely this bike rides.
...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Those things look really cool. Anyone know if...

Those things look really cool. Anyone know if they'll fit into the eyelets on the rack for mounting lights?
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Light mounting question

So I recently purchased fenders and a rack for my bike, along with the Boxy Rando (http://www.acornbags.com/boxybag.html) from Acorn. Previously I had my lights mounted on my bars, but with the bag...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-11, 04:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,512
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Beer....oh....while commuting? Then water. I'll...

Beer....oh....while commuting? Then water. I'll use a "sports drink" if I'm doing a distance event, but for my round trip of 34 miles, just water. Most sports drinks have added sugar and sodium to...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Hey Albany, NY area commuters!

I have a strange question for you. We're thinking about moving to somewhere east of Albany, most likely the East Greenbush area. And I want to find a job teaching in Albany, which shouldn't be too...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,719
Posted By BigDaddyPete

How big are the smaller sizes going to be? I'm...

How big are the smaller sizes going to be? I'm thinking about saving up for one for my son, since he really wants to ride more with me, but I want to make sure he's going to be able to get a leg...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 555,756
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Freshly racked and fenders. Velo-orange 37mm...

Freshly racked and fenders. Velo-orange 37mm hammered aluminium fenders and the VO Randonneur rack. Just waiting for my Acorn Boxy Rando to arrive from sunny CA. And then she's all set....
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I don't have a workspace that's good for doing...

I don't have a workspace that's good for doing much of anything right now. I've installed fenders before, but I'd much prefer to do it in a warm area than in a cold garage. And a work stand would...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By BigDaddyPete

The Cross Check complete will run about $1200...

The Cross Check complete will run about $1200 IIRC. My primary commuter is a Motobecane Fantom CX (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom_cross_cx2.htm) cross bike that I put fenders...
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I know I will not be happy installing them, so...

I know I will not be happy installing them, so I'm going to take them to someone else so they can be unhappy installing them. But at least I'm willing to pay them for their unhappiness.
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By BigDaddyPete

So Happy!

So I just found out that the 37mm hammered aluminum fenders (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/fenders/fender-sets/vo-37mm-hammered-fenders.html)I just ordered from Velo Orange and...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I've had no issues with the pedals. I do get...

I've had no issues with the pedals. I do get hotspots after a few miles, but I think that has more to do with my rather flat feet. I had hotspots on Look style pedals as well, in fact they were...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I like Crank Bros. Candy C's on my rando and on...

I like Crank Bros. Candy C's on my rando and on my commuter. 8000 miles and they're still awesome.
Forum: Northeast
02-05-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,390
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Where exactly is this mystery house #27? I loves...

Where exactly is this mystery house #27? I loves me some pancakes.
Forum: Northeast
02-03-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I think this is the bike...

I think this is the bike (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/pugsley_complete/) you seek.
Forum: Northeast
02-02-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,390
Posted By BigDaddyPete

You are in a great place for riding. I lived in...

You are in a great place for riding. I lived in Guilford for a couple of years, moving to Western Massachusetts last summer. Go introduce yourself to Marc at the Broken Spoke in Madison. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Better by Monday, just don't look at Tuesday.

Better by Monday, just don't look at Tuesday.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By BigDaddyPete

All good rides, take them all for a test ride. ...

All good rides, take them all for a test ride. Buy the one you like the best. That way you'll actually ride it.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,168
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I make my gatorade with hot water so it dissolves...

I make my gatorade with hot water so it dissolves the powder better. That way it doesn't freeze on my way to work. And it doesn't taste horrible either.
01-18-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,642
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I'm a big fan of the Pacer from Surly. Currently...

I'm a big fan of the Pacer from Surly. Currently running 25's, but can easily go much wider. I built it from the frame up with some stuff I had laying around, but I think their complete bike is...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,332
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I run the Radbot 1000. I've had people pull up...

I run the Radbot 1000. I've had people pull up along side me and thank me for running such a bright light.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,923
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I use this one (http://www.3rd-eye.com/(07).htm),...

I use this one (http://www.3rd-eye.com/(07).htm), and I love it, won't leave for my commute without it.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,869
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Commuting Survey I thought this might be fun......

Commuting Survey
I thought this might be fun... Copy and Paste if you want to participate!


1. How old are you? 36


2. How far is your commute to work? 17 miles
Forum: Commuting
12-20-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,574
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Cold Commute was Cold. Left the house and it was...

Cold Commute was Cold. Left the house and it was about 10 degrees out, had to take the longer, hillier route since the MUP is now a cross country ski trail. After 4-5 miles, I warmed up enough to...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,155
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I have an old Schwinn I put moustache bars on...

I have an old Schwinn I put moustache bars on last year. I love them, it's great for cruising down to the local coffee shop or commuting my 35 mile RT commute. I say go for it.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I ride an 2008 Fantom CX. Fenders, rear rack,...

I ride an 2008 Fantom CX. Fenders, rear rack, lights....love it. Goes everywhere at any time. Even the guy who runs my LBS thinks its an amazing bike for what I spent. All I've done is replace the...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,076
Posted By BigDaddyPete

Is it or isn't it a race? Thank you NY Times.

Any one else do this? (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/lets-race-if-only-in-our-minds/) I used to find myself "racing" other commuters, but now I very rarely see another soul on a bike....
Forum: Commuting
12-08-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,474
Posted By BigDaddyPete

+1 on these. I picked them up at Walmart for $10...

+1 on these. I picked them up at Walmart for $10 last season. I need to get new ones, but I think I'm getting lobster claws from the kids for Christmas.
12-06-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By BigDaddyPete

I'm down to 215 from nearly 300 just 6 years ago....

I'm down to 215 from nearly 300 just 6 years ago. I started riding a Raleigh Gran Sport that I picked up online as my distance/commuter and rewarded myself with a Pacer this past spring. It's...
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