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11-30-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By schiavonec

I echo others advice to check out CL, FB...

I echo others advice to check out CL, FB Marketpkace, etc. I just picked up and older GF sugar 3 dual suspension for a good price for my 12 yr old. It needs some love, but runs fine, and I will...
11-17-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,167
Posted By schiavonec

oury grips are pretty cushy. i've used them for...

oury grips are pretty cushy. i've used them for decades
11-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By schiavonec

MTB with kids

Just looking for insight from some folks. I used to race xc (20+) years ago. Started as a newbie in cyclocross, but work travel made it difficult. I have commuted on and off for 30+ if you dont count...
11-01-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,672
Posted By schiavonec

In the 50s, some smartwool lw liners; 40s call...

In the 50s, some smartwool lw liners; 40s call for Series winter gloves, or the sw liners and OR shells on top, lower 40s may even run the series + shells; 30s rei gauntlet style primaloft insulated...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By schiavonec

A helmet cover works great for me in yhe winter. ...

A helmet cover works great for me in yhe winter. Keeps wind off (precip too), and I use different weight hat solutions depending on temp.

To the orig question, tnf mtn bike shell I coat with...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,543
Posted By schiavonec

Not much new to add. The high center of gravity...

Not much new to add. The high center of gravity makes kickstands a chalkenge depending on weight in crate. It holds a fair amount, and I use a cargo net over the top to keep things in.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,284
Posted By schiavonec

i have them on my mtn bike converted commuter and...

i have them on my mtn bike converted commuter and think they look fine on top of doing a job. i just put a cf fork on my cross bike and my old fender won't fit. :(

i think the right fender on a...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,299
Posted By schiavonec

light snow :)

light snow :)
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,166
Posted By schiavonec

I have schwalbe landcruisers in 2" which work for...

I have schwalbe landcruisers in 2" which work for your rim widths. Cheap, but heavy and very durable overall. I traverse tons of glass due to inconsiderate yahoos and am flat free for a year and...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By schiavonec

Opinions vary, but for smaller loads, backpacks...

Opinions vary, but for smaller loads, backpacks may not be the best choice. If you run hot, they make you sweat to much. i have a deuter airflow 28 backpack which is a good but oricey option. it...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By schiavonec

I use a milk crate, but have found that the...

I use a milk crate, but have found that the flexible gear ties work really well to keep things tightly attached.
05-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By schiavonec

I had a motorbacon with weinnman brakes, and they...

I had a motorbacon with weinnman brakes, and they seem very accommodating in general. i switched to 700c, but still had room even w/ cyclocross tires. (spares)
05-03-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By schiavonec

SS can be fun but I live in CO. Being at a...

SS can be fun but I live in CO. Being at a suboptimal gear 80% of the time isn't fun. Yep, one can do it, but there is no impetus to do so. I gave up the SS/FG thing 20 years ago. I would be...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,699
Posted By schiavonec

An inexpensive dry bag inside your current...

An inexpensive dry bag inside your current backpack works too. 15$ solves the problem. That said, .59c garbage bags work too. I got a new drybag bp for Christmas, and that works as expected. 40...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,788
Posted By schiavonec

I use race face chesters on my commuter and...

I use race face chesters on my commuter and cyclocross bike too. I will swap in clipless on the cross if needed, but generally speaking the chesters offer good grip.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,522
Posted By schiavonec

agreed on the trash! Especially glass.

agreed on the trash! Especially glass.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,314
Posted By schiavonec

Not sute if u r going to mines, cu, csu, cc, afa,...

Not sute if u r going to mines, cu, csu, cc, afa, ft lewis...., but a folder will work on campus in general. That said, using it for other usage may be limiting
03-25-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,774
Posted By schiavonec

As a family, we try go rent or borrow bikes when...

As a family, we try go rent or borrow bikes when traveling via plane. DC, Vancouver, ankorage, 4 corners in the last couple years. Will bring a couple bikes to yellowstone this summer and ride with...
03-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By schiavonec

I don't really have a local shop. I do 99% of my...

I don't really have a local shop. I do 99% of my own work, and the local 'performance bike' shop is oob. There are two other places with 20min, one of which has deep roots, and I purchased my sons...
03-20-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By schiavonec

i have a similar setup with an array of weights. ...

i have a similar setup with an array of weights. Once < 12ish, I go with liners and full winter expedition mitts on too.

OR shells have been reliable for 25 years. Pricey for goretex, but any...
03-05-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By schiavonec

Cold is relative, and you would be suprised how...

Cold is relative, and you would be suprised how well a quality shell, with a longsleeve liner is overall. Light althletic pants work for me until about 29 or less. I use some cc ski/bike pants...
03-01-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,239
Posted By schiavonec

I have always loved biking. BMX, then mtb, then...

I have always loved biking. BMX, then mtb, then road/cx and now more road/commuter/exploring. I raced cc mtb decades ago, but decades of competing in multiple sports with impact and wear/tear...
02-19-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,376
Posted By schiavonec

Don't worry too much about 27" rims if paired...

Don't worry too much about 27" rims if paired with weinman centerpull brakes. 700c work fine as there is enough adjustment. Perhaps the sam fir canti brakes. I owned, sold, traded...half dozen or...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By schiavonec

For such a short commute ( 2,3 ), it does not...

For such a short commute ( 2,3 ), it does not make sense to worry about efficiency. Panniers are fine, a drybag with bungee cords to a basket is fine... Best of luck and you may have to try out a...
02-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,274
Posted By schiavonec

new tires are cheaper than dental work. I feel...

new tires are cheaper than dental work. I feel the same about some hardly used road tires for my cross bike. Probably not worth the hassle unless used for a trainer
Forum: Commuting
12-22-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,773
Posted By schiavonec

Started again this year after a long hiatus. I...

Started again this year after a long hiatus. I keep a general time, but there are no personal best moments, STAVA accounts... Probably averaged %50 of the days given family schedule and obligations...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By schiavonec

craigslist or garage sale are worth considering. ...

craigslist or garage sale are worth considering. a 90s steel mtb should be availanle for 100ish. put the rest into a new bottom bracket, cables etc. Per others, people that steal, dont...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,716
Posted By schiavonec

Colorado commuting - pants

CO commuter here too. It was in the low 40s all week on the ride in. I shoot for at least 3 days a week depending on family obligations. I am fine in shorts into the 40s, but have used wind block...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By schiavonec

i use 2.0" schwalbe landcruisers on my current...

i use 2.0" schwalbe landcruisers on my current commuter favorite khs montagne 26er. I have a mixed on/off road, bikepath, sidewalk and roads with lots if glass commute and they work well, but are...
07-31-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,486
Posted By schiavonec

Think of it as attractive and athletic over...

Think of it as attractive and athletic over merely attractive, and there tend to be fewer gold diggers in CO.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,257
Posted By schiavonec

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I am only an occasional commuter and would not recommend the performance bike grocery pannier without mods. It tends to...
06-13-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By schiavonec

CL isn't a bad option. However, there are lots...

CL isn't a bad option. However, there are lots of folks that buy and flip/ebay when there are deals out there. Most options on CL are probably fair prices.

since school is out for the summer,...
05-31-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,819
Posted By schiavonec

Many are rooting for that to happen, but it isn't...

Many are rooting for that to happen, but it isn't a safe bet. Compuware razed hudsons and relocated downtown, but much of the workforce is in the burbs. There aren't many execs that work in the Ren...
04-02-07, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,993
Posted By schiavonec

I used to have two accordos: a mid/late 80s with...

I used to have two accordos: a mid/late 80s with infinity and 7 spd indexed shifting, and an earlier model (~80s) with Champion #1 converted to a fixed gear. (Paid about 100 for each). No...
02-23-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By schiavonec

Just a thought: most municipalities have an...

Just a thought: most municipalities have an urban forester. I have a good friend who has an uncle that fulfills that roll for staten island. He is car free. (I don't know his politics, but he just...
10-02-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,611
Posted By schiavonec

I did it with a fixed gear Centurian Accordo...

I did it with a fixed gear Centurian Accordo roadbike. I just had 3 stem bar combos (northroads, bullhorns, drops) to swap in and out. Most bikes of that vintage have adequate tire clearance to put...
09-26-06, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By schiavonec

could geta Milwaukee (clearance for 28s, so it...

could geta Milwaukee (clearance for 28s, so it may or may not work) waterford steel ride

Ben's bike sells em 500 or so on ebay or direct
Forum: Touring
07-13-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By schiavonec

I cannot see how Belgium would not be your #1...

I cannot see how Belgium would not be your #1 choice, if the primary goal is beer. Huge variety and proud traditions. That said, consuming alcohol (some of which may be very high gravity) and and...
06-06-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By schiavonec

Try an option on this site, e.g. ...

Try an option on this site, e.g.

http://www.webcyclery.com/

Not sure if they are 1", but they have a few options and manufacturers

AEbike.com seems to have tons of stuff too.
06-02-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,017
Posted By schiavonec

How about: ...

How about:

http://shop.newbelgium.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=OS
05-05-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By schiavonec

I'll vote for portland as 1st Just about any...

I'll vote for portland as 1st
Just about any place in CO as a second. Housing isn't cheap, but there are jobs, and the average MUT and bike routes exceed all the other places I've been. Huge...
05-05-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,293
Posted By schiavonec

I'll vote for portland as 1st Just about any...

I'll vote for portland as 1st
Just about any place in CO as a second. Housing isn't cheap, but there are jobs, and the average MUT and bike routes exceed all the other places I've been. Huge...
Forum: Touring
05-03-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By schiavonec

get a trailor and resell it if you don't like it....

get a trailor and resell it if you don't like it. I guess the most you would be out is 50-75 bucks. Could maybe rent one too (not sure how or where - perhaps add on CL). this would work with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By schiavonec

My Rx worked 1.75 / 2.0 Left and Right eye if...

My Rx worked 1.75 / 2.0 Left and Right eye if that helps. They also required your intra-pupilary distance (IPD). I would confer with them about any other special needs as they are an optical lab,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By schiavonec

chek out heavyglare.com I just got some Rx...

chek out heavyglare.com

I just got some Rx rudy eqynox(sp?). they have others, but this model fit well so I went for it.
05-03-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,445
Posted By schiavonec

I sold my last home and left it with the new...

I sold my last home and left it with the new owners. they moved from a condo and didn't have any yard tools. My suburban neighbors used to think I was either 'Zen like' or nuts using the push...
05-02-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By schiavonec

I am of the same mind. I used to be quite the...

I am of the same mind. I used to be quite the avid outdoorsman (xc ski, camp, snowshoe, mtn bike, hike, climb, backpack), but the driving just doesn't seem worth it anymore. Oddly, everything...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By schiavonec

At one point, my commute was 72 miles each way. ...

At one point, my commute was 72 miles each way. I work in a niche aerospace field and there are not many jobs available. After a year I put the house on the market and moved. I was put on 'temp'...
04-20-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By schiavonec

http://www.toadworks.org/Trailers.html They...

http://www.toadworks.org/Trailers.html

They seem very reasonably priced compared to all others.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By schiavonec

Inexpensive trailer

Found this in the local CL. I don't have one, but they look sturdy, etc. They are certainly affordably priced compared to alternatives. Anyone have one?

http://www.toadworks.org/Trailers.html
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