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Forum: Commuting
11-18-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,710
Posted By Dwayne

+1 The stretch of sidewalk I ride is the road...

+1 The stretch of sidewalk I ride is the road that leads to the I-285 overpass. There is no "just go another street over" because there just aren't many roads that go over the interstate. The...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,710
Posted By Dwayne

Well said. I ride street 98% of the time, too...

Well said. I ride street 98% of the time, too (73% of all statistics are made up by the way), but there are two sections on my commute where I use the sidewalk. One is on the uphill of a 45mph...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 55,331
Posted By Dwayne

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6488 Dwayne...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________6488
Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 6438 (7051 total through 11/12 [187/190])
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Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,672
Posted By Dwayne

16.5 miles one way exactly for me, too, that's...

16.5 miles one way exactly for me, too, that's the shortest route possible, hills are included free of charge. 6,438 commuting miles so far this year.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dwayne

It's funny, lately I've been researching the heck...

It's funny, lately I've been researching the heck out of bikes to reduce my stable. At first I thought I could get it down to two, a rigid MTB + a do-everything-else commuter/tourer/road bike, but I...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dwayne

Slicks make a huge difference, even fat ones like...

Slicks make a huge difference, even fat ones like Big Apples.

Another nice benefit to always taking the heavy commuter is on the occasional day where I take the road bike, it's like being shot...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,934
Posted By Dwayne

Do you have the red ones, or the salmon (orange)...

Do you have the red ones, or the salmon (orange) ones currently? I've been very happy with the salmon ones for many years on different bikes. Never used the red ones though, but the salmon compound...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By Dwayne

I thought it was an inside joke on some "should I...

I thought it was an inside joke on some "should I rotate my tires" discussion that ended up with ten pages and over the top arguments like most threads here.

But NOW I got it :D
...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By Dwayne

I meant to do it when I cleaned and repacked the...

I meant to do it when I cleaned and repacked the hub bearings at 6K miles, but forgot to. I figure if I rotate them now, the pair should last to 11K miles easily. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-23-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By Dwayne

My Schwalbe Big Apples 26x2.15" after 6,700 miles...

My Schwalbe Big Apples 26x2.15" after 6,700 miles of commuting. I should probably rotate the front and the rear. :lol:

Edit: Only one flat in that time, picked up a metal splinter in my garage...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 55,331
Posted By Dwayne

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________5638
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Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 5374 (5987 total through 8/23 [156/158])
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Forum: Commuting
10-14-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,789
Posted By Dwayne

Do you know where his front light is/was mounted?...

Do you know where his front light is/was mounted? Just asking because towards the end of the video I see the flashing, but it's also lighting up his forearms and the rear of his cable coming off the...
Forum: Southeast
10-11-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Dwayne

Blankets is a bit of a drive from Buckhead, but...

Blankets is a bit of a drive from Buckhead, but worth it. An alternative is going to Gainesville and riding Chicopee, nice trail system there, too. There's also the Big Creek Park trail system off of...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,706
Posted By Dwayne

I run a Philips SafeRide on high when I'm on the...

I run a Philips SafeRide on high when I'm on the street, about as bright as a car's headlight, plus a reflective safety vest, and reflective tape on the forks. If you look to the left of me in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,706
Posted By Dwayne

99% of the ride was great, but there's always the...

99% of the ride was great, but there's always the 1% that cooks my noodle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKLslLoKp74
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By Dwayne

I've had one flat on the rear in the 6500 miles...

I've had one flat on the rear in the 6500 miles on my BAs, but that was partially my fault after not cleaning up the garage floor after a metalworking project, very fine, long metallic splinters all...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 121,705
Posted By Dwayne

Man, quality controls must be awful, just look,...

Man, quality controls must be awful, just look, the entire drivetrain is on the wrong side! :D

Or is that a UK thing to match the opposite side of the road driving? :p
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 121,705
Posted By Dwayne

Call it Marley. <James Bond voice>The name...

Call it Marley.

<James Bond voice>The name is Marley, Mango Marley. </James Bond voice>


I think it's the perfect name for a reggae bike in England. :D
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By Dwayne

I would recommend a set of Schwalbe Big Apples,...

I would recommend a set of Schwalbe Big Apples, the largest size you can fit (I use 2.15", my old steel hardtail MTB with fenders won't fit the 2.3"). Yes, they have a reflective strip on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,340
Posted By Dwayne

Weighed mine yesterday evening, 46lbs exactly....

Weighed mine yesterday evening, 46lbs exactly. That includes toolkit (multitool, pump, tube, etc) and cable lock that I keep in the left pannier (including it since it never leaves the bike, on its...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,340
Posted By Dwayne

Good question, I'll see if I can grab the...

Good question, I'll see if I can grab the bathroom scale tonight and weigh it. I'm going to guess north of 45 pounds.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,161
Posted By Dwayne

You may want to calibrate your cycling computer...

You may want to calibrate your cycling computer on your cruiser to 26" wheels, not 20" wheels on a kids bike. If you don't use a computer and are timing yourself to determine your speed, I recommend...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,917
Posted By Dwayne

Custom fit and customer-picked options drive the...

Custom fit and customer-picked options drive the price for the Geekhouse, that's it. I don't think it's an unreasonable cost for a custom frame, either, but a lot (most?) people can get a regular...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,295
Posted By Dwayne

Very little rise though, so they wouldn't help...

Very little rise though, so they wouldn't help Medic. Unless you rotate them so they're upright, but that's just weird.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,295
Posted By Dwayne

I have to ask - how tall are you? 6'7"? The...

I have to ask - how tall are you? 6'7"? The Corrado makes the 26" wheels look tiny.

You could also consider replacing the fork. I know it would kinda stink since it wouldn't in color anymore, but...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,204
Posted By Dwayne

A couple years ago I had a pair of shorts that...

A couple years ago I had a pair of shorts that were wearing out, the material was getting loose where the leg meets the crotch. I think it was bunching up and rubbing my skin as I was riding rather...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,204
Posted By Dwayne

Could also be a saddle issue. Never had a problem...

Could also be a saddle issue. Never had a problem with chafing and only use anti-chafe lotion on rides over 100 miles (if I remember to put it on), until I switched to an Adamo Race seat on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Dwayne

Do you want a dynamo-driven light or battery? ...

Do you want a dynamo-driven light or battery?

There are a few battery lights that are designed to be fender mounted, like the Fenderbot:
https://www.ridepdw.com/goods/lights/fenderbot
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Dwayne

There are quite a few racks that offer that...

There are quite a few racks that offer that design actually, including Topeak. I use the Tourist DX, keeps my Ortliebs very stable.

http://www.topeak.com/products/racks/supertouristdxtubularrack
...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,927
Posted By Dwayne

I like the Surly better. :ride:

I like the Surly better. :ride:
Forum: Commuting
09-18-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,863
Posted By Dwayne

And when it rains, pedals are the least of your...

And when it rains, pedals are the least of your concern (looking at your location, not far from Boulder, CO).
Forum: Commuting
09-18-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,863
Posted By Dwayne

If it's a two mile commute, there's no need to...

If it's a two mile commute, there's no need to overthink things. I would just get a pair of these and be done with it:
http://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Alloy-Pedals-Straps-Silver/dp/B002BW3HKU/

Toe...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,108
Posted By Dwayne

Sorry, I think my explanation was vague. I can...

Sorry, I think my explanation was vague. I can choose between high and low when I turn it on, it's not connected to the brake levers. I've thought about doing that, but I prefer being able to just...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,108
Posted By Dwayne

Oh, it certainly won't win any beauty...

Oh, it certainly won't win any beauty competitions, that's for sure :) I wired in a high-low switch, too, low is regular running lights on the light, high is activating the brake light circuit. I run...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,140
Posted By Dwayne

Sorry, I thought that was implied. :) Yep,...

Sorry, I thought that was implied. :) Yep, prescription lenses, -2.5 in both eyes. The glasses don't hug my face as well as some of my other non-prescription sports glasses I wear with contacts, but...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,140
Posted By Dwayne

I bought a pair of glasses for cycling from...

I bought a pair of glasses for cycling from zenni.com for about $75, just one of their generic sports frames. I ordered the lenses with the hydrophobic coating and transition lenses so I could use...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Dwayne

The downside to hydraulics is a lack of options...

The downside to hydraulics is a lack of options with drop bars. There's the adapter on the X-Over, but that's just a complicated piece of business on a commuter in my opinion, and there's SRAM's new...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Dwayne

What's the brand? Those are drool-worthy, to me...

What's the brand? Those are drool-worthy, to me at least. Wish the US had the bike selection Europe has, something I also say a lot about cars (give me a freaking small minivan like a Mazda5 with an...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Dwayne

Just curious what your reasoning is for the...

Just curious what your reasoning is for the suggestions. Batteries are one more thing to keep an eye on and maintain/charge, a dynamo light is just there and works, no maintenance needed. Disc brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,912
Posted By Dwayne

If you can hear your freewheel, you're not...

If you can hear your freewheel, you're not pedaling.

Slacker.

More pedaling, less complaining.
09-12-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By Dwayne

I would try sending a message to Brooks via email...

I would try sending a message to Brooks via email or Facebook to see if they have a suggestion on how to get rid of it. I have about 5000 miles on my B-17 and it hasn't squeaked once, so I think it's...
Forum: Touring
09-12-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Dwayne

The Silver Comet and Rome route is only 8 miles...

The Silver Comet and Rome route is only 8 miles longer than the Old Rt 41 route. Old 41 is very close to I-75 for a big part of the stretch, which means you're going to have more traffic. I would...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,108
Posted By Dwayne

I also have an LED light on each wheel (made by...

I also have an LED light on each wheel (made by Cateye) that I use in the winter when it's really dark, and wear a reflective, yellow safety construction vest. Sidewalls are also reflective, and I...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,108
Posted By Dwayne

I run two on the commuter, one flashing...

I run two on the commuter, one flashing DangerZone on the back of my helmet, and one battery-powered trailer light I wired up myself, very noticeable and bright, and very easy to see from a distance....
Forum: Southeast
09-11-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dwayne

Hope you find the dirtbags, that's all I can say....

Hope you find the dirtbags, that's all I can say. As far as I'm concerned, if found, the driver should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon (a car can count as a weapon), a felony offense, in...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By Dwayne

Surprisingly, no, they're actually pretty stiff....

Surprisingly, no, they're actually pretty stiff. I've used steel ones years back that were like wet noodles, but these are aluminum and pretty thick.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By Dwayne

Back in May I did a three day trip, and to carry...

Back in May I did a three day trip, and to carry additional bottles I used two methods to mount cages on my fork legs.

On the right leg I used an SKS mount. Worked very well, didn't sleep, easy...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,354
Posted By Dwayne

If I owned a bus fleet, I'd want to know if one...

If I owned a bus fleet, I'd want to know if one of my drivers was doing something that reflects poorly on my company's name. Maybe the driver of the oncoming car is on the local school board (odds...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,354
Posted By Dwayne

Here's one from last Friday, I plan on emailing...

Here's one from last Friday, I plan on emailing it to the company. Approaching a blind hill doing about 20mph on a 35mph limit road, a driver of a "school" bus (in quotations because it's a rental...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By Dwayne

I'm looking at the specs of the Fuji Track 1.1,...

I'm looking at the specs of the Fuji Track 1.1, and scratching my head trying to figure out why it costs as much as it does. The wheels, handlebars, stem, saddle, and seatpost are all Oval branded,...
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