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01-11-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By pinkheadedbug

I started out on a hardtail 29er (SIR9 w/ Reba)...

I started out on a hardtail 29er (SIR9 w/ Reba) and have just bought a FS 26er to compare. Will post some results later. But the point is I've hardly ridden a 26er at all.

My feelings about the...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By pinkheadedbug

Definitely throw in more distance. I started out...

Definitely throw in more distance. I started out doing about a 10-mile round trip, then lengthened it to 15, and it's currently about 22 miles and longer if I feel like it (shorter if I don't). My...
12-12-06, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By pinkheadedbug

Pretty much. The best thing to do is decide...

Pretty much.

The best thing to do is decide which frame you want and then ask on the boards for people who already own them to figure out which frame is for you. Overall the 29ers tend to have a...
12-12-06, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By pinkheadedbug

Hardtail? If you're > 5'10", don't even think...

Hardtail? If you're > 5'10", don't even think about it, go straight for the 29er since you'll just end up ditching the 26er if you buy one first (about 90% probability, anyway, judging from...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 06:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,945
Posted By pinkheadedbug

I was in Santa Monica a while back. It was *at...

I was in Santa Monica a while back. It was *at least* 70F and a roadie sailed past wearing arm warmers, leg warmers and a vest.

The day before, in Toronto, I commuted into work @ 50 F wearing...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By pinkheadedbug

I have the Dinottes. See my review here: ...

I have the Dinottes. See my review here:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=243800

The 3W version comes with a long cable which allows you to put the battery pack in a pocket or camelback,...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,953,049
Posted By pinkheadedbug

Here's mine. Depending on the season and my mood,...

Here's mine. Depending on the season and my mood, it might be set up with slicks, knobblies or studded tires:

(Niner SIR 9 steel frame 29er with SRAM X9 drivetrain and American Classics wheels)
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Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 10:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By pinkheadedbug

Not funny at all, but I commute by bike because...

Not funny at all, but I commute by bike because of the freedom. Freedom to eat and drink what the f*** I like, because 20 miles a day takes care of that. Freedom from gridlock. Freedom to look at the...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,005
Posted By pinkheadedbug

I try to chase down anyone I see... just can't...

I try to chase down anyone I see... just can't help it. Often I tell myself 'this morning you're gonna take it easy' but then I see someone and... we're off to the races. I'm usually on a 29er mtb,...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,327
Posted By pinkheadedbug

Still aching from a hard weekend ride and sore...

Still aching from a hard weekend ride and sore throat but got on the bike and after a mile all was forgotten. Took the long route, with a singletrack diversion to Training Loop in the Don and then...
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