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Forum: Commuting
12-10-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By Twebs46

Since my left forefinger is my achilles heal, I...

Since my left forefinger is my achilles heal, I thought I'd share my final and best pair of gloves. The Hestra Army XCR has kept my fingers from freezing for the first time at sub 15 degree (F)...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Twebs46

Funny thing about Brooks saddles. Some don't...

Funny thing about Brooks saddles. Some don't experience the break in trouble at all. I've had two of them and they've always felt great from day one.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,014
Posted By Twebs46

http://www.chaincondom.com/

http://www.chaincondom.com/
Forum: Commuting
09-04-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,981
Posted By Twebs46

My planet bikes cracked after two seasons. I...

My planet bikes cracked after two seasons. I replaced with SKS and they seem sturdier. I did have to pay extra for their mudflaps. But, they work.

Tom
04-22-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By Twebs46

Colorado River Road out of Dotsero?

I'm flying to Denver to visit a friend tomorrow. We're going to Glenwood Canyon staying Friday night. We'll have Friday and Saturday to ride. I've been looking for good road rides in the area and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Twebs46

Look at the Velocity Deep V's at...

Look at the Velocity Deep V's at www.peterwhitecycles.com Peter is a great wheelbuilder. Not sure about international shipping but you could ask.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
02-02-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Twebs46

I found that REI Ultra light rain jacket and...

I found that REI Ultra light rain jacket and pants are very good. Sure, you can still get a bit of sweat, but they breathe pretty well for me. I wear the jacket as my outer layer year round. Pants...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By Twebs46

St. Louis

It was a fraction below zero in St. Louis this morning, but the wind was light. No problem with my 6 mile ride. I finally solved my hands with a regular pair of fleece gloves inside my PI lobsters. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,861
Posted By Twebs46

Lucky he doesn't make his living designing web...

Lucky he doesn't make his living designing web sites. He certainly builds good wheels and carries great products. ;-)

(I bought the Schmidt dyno hub and Lumotec IQ Fly and the tail light from him....
04-03-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Twebs46

I just went through this process and ended up...

I just went through this process and ended up buying the Sigma Onyx Easy :

http://www.sigmasport.com/en/produkte/pulscomputer/onyx/onyx_easy/?punkt=features

I wanted a basic HRM, not a cycling...
04-01-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 108,222
Posted By Twebs46

I'm using a 2 gb micro sd card with my 605, no...

I'm using a 2 gb micro sd card with my 605, no problems.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Twebs46

Jonah, I'd say go give it a look and see...

Jonah,

I'd say go give it a look and see how it feels in its current setup. If the fit is good, go for it. The CC is a fabulous all around commuter bike. If you can get it for less than $1,000...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Twebs46

Keep up the good work and enjoy the ride! Tom

Keep up the good work and enjoy the ride!

Tom
Forum: Commuting
03-25-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,861
Posted By Twebs46

You adjust the angle on the IQ Fly by pressing on...

You adjust the angle on the IQ Fly by pressing on the light housing itself. Just under the 'hood' that forms an arch over the light, press the back of the light housing. It clicks into three...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Twebs46

Thanks for the link. Cool shirt, just ordered...

Thanks for the link. Cool shirt, just ordered one.

TW
Forum: Commuting
03-20-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By Twebs46

My XC is all black. I ordered the wheel, spokes...

My XC is all black. I ordered the wheel, spokes and Busch & Mueller dynohub in black (and the IQ Fly, for that matter).. It all works very, very well. Pics coming in a day or so. The bracket sits...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By Twebs46

Jeff, Here's the bracket description from...

Jeff,

Here's the bracket description from Peter White. He charges $2.75 for it.

"Busch&Müller bracket to mount the Lumotec Oval Plus headlight at fork crown with cantilever brakes. Included...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By Twebs46

Jeff, Just fyi, I installed my system from...

Jeff,

Just fyi, I installed my system from Peter White yesterday and he sent a different front bracket for mounting the lumotec fly+ than what shows on your bike. I connected it at the fork crown...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By Twebs46

Ahh, I did wonder about that, as it looked like...

Ahh, I did wonder about that, as it looked like your brake cables were tight on top of the bracket. Interesting idea about the longer bolt. If I run into the same issue I may give that a try, too.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By Twebs46

Man, perfect timing and a beautiful bike. My...

Man, perfect timing and a beautiful bike. My front wheel with the lumotec Fly + and same tail light arrives tomorrow from Peter White. Your pictures answer any lingering questions about wiring on my...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Twebs46

Nice to be recognized rather than harassed by...

Nice to be recognized rather than harassed by teens. ;)

BTW, your fair city was one of my first stops as a young traveler, long, long ago...

Tom
Forum: Commuting
01-15-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Twebs46

Others have been quite thorough here, so I'll...

Others have been quite thorough here, so I'll just add a big endorsement for Patagonia Capilene 3 for your base layer, below freezing. You'll pay for it, but it's worth it. Also in the 'spend money...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By Twebs46

Nice pics. This looks like serious Breezer Uptown...

Nice pics. This looks like serious Breezer Uptown 8 competition. I'm trying to see the differences between the two. The Specialized has 700cc tires vs 26" on the Breezer. Perhaps that rear hub is the...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

Well, these are truly quiet, half the price and...

Well, these are truly quiet, half the price and they feel a lot more responsive; so it's a ringing endorsement. I got a set from bicycle supply for about $38 including shipping, an ebay store that...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

I have a photography business so the D200 is...

I have a photography business so the D200 is actually my backup body. At least those pay for themselves. ;-) Of course, the bikes do too!

Tom
Forum: Commuting
01-07-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

Thanks for all of the nice comments. BTW,...

Thanks for all of the nice comments.

BTW, just for accuracy's sake, I switched out the Avid Shorty 4's for Tektro Oryx brakes. They don't squeek and are also more responsive.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
01-06-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

Reposting Bike Porn

For those who asked, here are the pics of my crosscheck from last September. It doesn't look quite so shiny but she rides like a dream.

Tom
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Forum: Commuting
01-04-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

Pictures will return tonight. I thought the...

Pictures will return tonight. I thought the thread had died!

Tom
Forum: Commuting
11-27-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Twebs46

I use DMR V12 magnesium platform pedals. The pins...

I use DMR V12 magnesium platform pedals. The pins grip my regular work shoes really well. It almost feels like being clipped in. They're pricey but worth it.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Twebs46

Keep in mind the CC frames size a bit...

Keep in mind the CC frames size a bit differently. I am 6' tall and ended up with a 52. After putting 35mm panaracers on it the standover is just right.

TW
Forum: Commuting
11-14-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,771
Posted By Twebs46

It's a cool looking build, Mosquito. Nice and...

It's a cool looking build, Mosquito. Nice and clean and simple way to go with the Nexus hub.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
11-09-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Twebs46

Friday Advice - Skip the Happy Hour

http://www.break.com/index/why-you-shouldnt-drink-and-bike.html

Tom :-)
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Twebs46

Looks nice and black, just like it's supposed to....

Looks nice and black, just like it's supposed to. Now, put those fenders on, then more pics!

Tom
Forum: Commuting
10-02-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By Twebs46

Damn that was thoughtful; well said, too. TW

Damn that was thoughtful; well said, too.

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Twebs46

I was going to get my bike at the grocery store...

I was going to get my bike at the grocery store when an older woman was getting off her bike. "Where's your helmet?", she asked. I pointed to my helmet which was hanging on my cable lock. I had the...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Twebs46

Hey Crash, Congrats on your plan to start...

Hey Crash,

Congrats on your plan to start commuting. You'll find a ton of opinions here on locking strategy. A great place to start though, is to read Sheldon Brown's advice:
...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Twebs46

Dear Mr. Snail, It's not about the pace...

Dear Mr. Snail,

It's not about the pace anyway. Glad you're enjoying the ride. ;)

Tom
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Twebs46

Yep, they do roll very nicely. I put them on my...

Yep, they do roll very nicely. I put them on my former Breezer and found I rode one gear higher than before.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Twebs46

Okay - now let's see some pics! TW

Okay - now let's see some pics!

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-23-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

That wouldn't happen to be Eric, would it? I'm...

That wouldn't happen to be Eric, would it? I'm figuring you must gravitate to U City with the Big Shark connection.

I'd like to see pics of your CC when you have time.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
09-21-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

I think they know they've maxed out my credit...

I think they know they've maxed out my credit cards for the long haul with this one. ;)

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-21-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

For my STL commuters - Mike at the Bike & Rack...

For my STL commuters - Mike at the Bike & Rack Shack did the build. He's in Webster Groves in the Old Orchard area, just east of where Big Bend and Lockwood converge. He's a small shop with great...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

You can't lose with the Brooks. I have one on my...

You can't lose with the Brooks. I have one on my road bike, too. I can't get over how good it feels right from the get go.

Tom
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

Man, you also have my garage door. Go figure!...

Man, you also have my garage door. Go figure! Nice job. ;-)

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Twebs46

Hey Dave (and fellow St. Louisan), I don't...

Hey Dave (and fellow St. Louisan),

I don't know about the Cube, but the 520 is solid as can be. It just works.

I picked up a set on shmebay for about $35 last year. Okay, just checked and...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

I think of the LHT as doing double duty for...

I think of the LHT as doing double duty for touring, which I really don't need. I think of the CC as more versatile for rough pavement commuting.

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

Okay, you got me. I was looking for an excuse to...

Okay, you got me. I was looking for an excuse to build up a new bike. ;-)

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By Twebs46

Here's my recent experience. I've been through...

Here's my recent experience. I've been through some pretty rough areas in St. Louis and never had a problem. However, a big part of my enjoyment of commuting is being relaxed and enjoying the ride. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

It wasn't so much away from the hub gear as...

It wasn't so much away from the hub gear as toward the drop bars. The Nexus premium 8 is a great setup.

TW
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,084
Posted By Twebs46

The Breezer Uptown 8 is a great bike. Having...

The Breezer Uptown 8 is a great bike. Having ridden my road bike quite a bit this year I just preferred the drop bar setup. I will add that the CC is better on the hills. But, that's probably a...
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