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11-29-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,128
Posted By Beanboy

Purchased a Redux 2 for $370 shipped. If this was...

Purchased a Redux 2 for $370 shipped. If this was out when I got the Redux, I'd have taken a look but the price would have probably ended up driving me away as well as it weighing a few pounds more....
Forum: Commuting
11-22-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,012
Posted By Beanboy

Did you try removing the handlebar spacers and/or...

Did you try removing the handlebar spacers and/or flipping the stem? What I did to mine to get the handlebars lower and more street friendly.
11-22-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,903
Posted By Beanboy

Got a new Redux 2 for $370 earlier this year,...

Got a new Redux 2 for $370 earlier this year, been great as a nice day commuter. Did flip the stem and remove the spacers to make it a bit more road-friendly.

Great bike for short commuting and...
10-11-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

A month or so commuting and bike trailering with...

A month or so commuting and bike trailering with the Redux 2. So far so good. Was out in the rain a couple of days ago with the trailer and the discs braked well and stayed more consistent versus my...
08-30-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

Maybe for the Redux 3 or if they made a Redux 4....

Maybe for the Redux 3 or if they made a Redux 4. Tires are large enough that the ride isn't bad, and for bashing around on bike racks, I like not having to worry about carbon getting knocked around....
08-30-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

Here's the first shot of it assembled. I've since...

Here's the first shot of it assembled. I've since flipped the handlebar stem and lowered the handlebars as low as they can go. Still not used to the higher and wider handlebar setups on newer...
07-21-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,852
Posted By Beanboy

If you want something similar, Raleigh has the...

If you want something similar, Raleigh has the Redux... https://www.raleighusa.com/redux-2238
07-17-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

I currently have a vintage steel MTB commuter,...

I currently have a vintage steel MTB commuter, but it has seen better days. Thinking I'll keep it for rainy day commutes. Main goal was for something that I could haul a kid trailer with. All of my...
07-14-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

Finally pulled the trigger on one. Will review...

Finally pulled the trigger on one. Will review once I get it on the road.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,160
Posted By Beanboy

With retail prices from $600 to $950, seems to be...

With retail prices from $600 to $950, seems to be a neat bike.

I posted a couple of days before this thread was started asking if anyone had ridden it yet.

I've got a 90s steel mountain bike...
06-14-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

Here's the only written review I've seen so far: ...

Here's the only written review I've seen so far:

2016 Buyer's Guide: Raleigh Redux 2 | Bicycling (http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/newbikemo/2016-buyers-guide-raleigh-redux-2)
06-13-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,751
Posted By Beanboy

Any Raleigh Redux Reviews?

Raleigh's new Redux caught my eye as a good kid hauler/around town bike that looks like a blast to ride. Anyone with one or have experience riding one?

Thanks!

-B
10-21-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By Beanboy

Any BH Lynx 6 27.5 riders?

First mountain bike with disc brakes, suspension of any kind, and wheels that aren't 26"... Going to be a big change on the local trails.

Just wondering if anybody has a BH bike, Lynx 6 in...
05-16-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,745
Posted By Beanboy

Congrats! Wow, same exact numbers as me. I...

Congrats!

Wow, same exact numbers as me. I don't think I'll ever be back to the 180 pounds I was while playing soccer in HS and college (added muscle nowadays), but I am hoping to get down to 195...
04-28-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Beanboy

Thanks for the advice folks. Went to my first...

Thanks for the advice folks. Went to my first tent sale Sunday. It was insane! Lined-up on a rainy day before opening, and the checkout line wrapped around the whole parking lot! My commuter bike...
04-03-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Beanboy

Great, thanks for the advice folks. Event is at...

Great, thanks for the advice folks. Event is at the end of the month, I'll be getting a cheat sheet ready and will be at the opening for the best selection.
04-02-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Beanboy

used mountain bike 1-4 years-old, what NOT to get at bike swap

Greetings,

Going to try and sell my Jamis Coda Sport and purchase a used mountain bike at an upcoming bike swap later this month.

Looking for mid-level model, $900-$1400 when new, with...
01-13-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,273
Posted By Beanboy

Run a 5K in under 20 minutes (bring on the 19:59)...

Run a 5K in under 20 minutes (bring on the 19:59)
Get below, and stay below, 200 pounds
Enter the Blackburn Challenge (20+ mile open water paddle race) under four hours
01-13-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By Beanboy

Finished up December at 212. Holidays were not...

Finished up December at 212. Holidays were not kind to my waistline.
12-09-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By Beanboy

Was able to PR that 5K...by four seconds. Hey,...

Was able to PR that 5K...by four seconds. Hey, it counts. :lol:
12-06-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By Beanboy

Missed my November goal, so going to be a bit...

Missed my November goal, so going to be a bit more conservative for December:

Starting weight: 207
Ending weight: 202

Aiming to PR a 5K as well.
12-06-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By Beanboy

Didn't hit my goal. Goal: 204 Actual: 207 ...

Didn't hit my goal.

Goal: 204
Actual: 207

Sick for a few days along with Thanksgiving, hosted a party, and attended a wedding. Food intake was okay, drinking the local beer is what did me in.
11-14-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By Beanboy

October was the easiest (first) month for me,...

October was the easiest (first) month for me, jumping in for November:

1 November: 212
13 November: 209

Goal weight: 204
5K Turkey Trot: Under 25:00
10-24-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,963
Posted By Beanboy

Update 10/24: Weight: 217 Distance on Bike:...

Update 10/24:
Weight: 217
Distance on Bike: 47.5 miles
Distance on Foot: 22.5 miles
Distance in Surfski: 18 miles

Started to reduce alcohol and portions beginning of month. Did a paddle tri...
10-01-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,963
Posted By Beanboy

Starting Weight: 223 Goal Weight: 210 ...

Starting Weight: 223
Goal Weight: 210
Distance on Bike: 150 miles
Distance on Foot: 40 miles
Distance in Surfski: 30 miles
Forum: Foo
06-26-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By Beanboy

http://www.stinkyteapot.com/bestbuell/images/dsc_5...

http://www.stinkyteapot.com/bestbuell/images/dsc_5656.jpg

Buell XB12S
02-26-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Beanboy

My ride is short in winter (only a couple of...

My ride is short in winter (only a couple of miles) but so far so good. First time consistently riding in snowpack. Only issue so far is slush build-up on fenders, need to wax the insides of them...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,587
Posted By Beanboy

No ID and no booths... Just a bubble sheet and a...

No ID and no booths... Just a bubble sheet and a scanner. In and out in 5 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 06:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,182
Posted By Beanboy

277997 Does one made from a beer cap make it...

277997

Does one made from a beer cap make it less nerdy?

I ride with and without one depending on what type of riding I am doing. Found it nice on rural rides when there is a vehicle behind...
07-31-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,787
Posted By Beanboy

How's your lean protein intake? Adding in more...

How's your lean protein intake? Adding in more lean protein or even smoothies made from milk/powder protein/almond butter can help for the cravings between meals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,922
Posted By Beanboy

I stop, but since I bike in the city, there's...

I stop, but since I bike in the city, there's enough diesel trucks going by that I couldn't avoid the fumes from a school bus even if I wanted to.
06-14-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,231
Posted By Beanboy

Just wanted to update folks... Around the 2000...

Just wanted to update folks... Around the 2000 mile mark now. Other than one front spoke loosening up, and losing one cable end cap, bike has been holding together great. No flats and the stock...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,013
Posted By Beanboy

24 lights and 9 street crossing. Intervals are...

24 lights and 9 street crossing. Intervals are fun! Average around 12 mph, 9 miles in 45 minutes.
04-25-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Beanboy

Looks good minus the great white tooth butt.

Looks good minus the great white tooth butt.
04-19-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Beanboy

Every season I drop about 10-15 pounds of blubber...

Every season I drop about 10-15 pounds of blubber to go from 220 to 205 with a touch of muscle gain.

Little bit ahead of the game this year thanks to the mild winter here in Beantown. More bike...
04-19-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Beanboy

Ack, sorry... There's another thread just a...

Ack, sorry... There's another thread just a month older: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/804713

Will head over there. Mods, feel free to delete.
04-19-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Beanboy

the last ten pounds

A little ahead of weight loss this season. Every race season (kayak) I go from 220 in April to 205 by October.

Right now I'm 215 thanks to the mild winter we've been having in Beantown. More...
04-19-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By Beanboy

Way too much power. ~750 watts is about one...

Way too much power. ~750 watts is about one horsepower. Elite riders are putting out much less than that averaged over a ride... Forget the numbers off the top of my head, but Tour de France...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By Beanboy

I use this one: ...

I use this one:
http://www.rei.com/product/780465/novara-commuter-backpack

Has two good-sized sidepockets that fit 32 ounce bottles.

Has a fleece-lined upper pocket for phone/music player...
04-12-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 53,354
Posted By Beanboy

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/531...

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/531460_717843299286_17508120_34020150_293062157_n.jpg

Raleigh Grand Prix road
Univega Alpina 5.3 mountain
Diamondback Sorrento rainy day commuter...
04-11-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Beanboy

zefal fenders

Have front and rear fenders, and two sets of stays. What I don't have is any brackets for the fender-to-stay connection.

Any suggestions as to how to rig something that would work?

Have bottom...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By Beanboy

16 years here. Got tired of commuting on the 90s...

16 years here. Got tired of commuting on the 90s mountain bike. Gearing wasn't high enough, and it was the era of the super-long stems that actually had me too stretched out. Also was a frame size...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By Beanboy

Matter of routine for me. If I'm on public...

Matter of routine for me. If I'm on public transportation or biking for a week or so, I usually hate doing the opposite.
04-06-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 19,040
Posted By Beanboy

You forgot to add that the new glossy screen...

You forgot to add that the new glossy screen surfaces on smartphones make great mirrors...
04-06-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 19,040
Posted By Beanboy

I've never been able to keep helmet-mounted...

I've never been able to keep helmet-mounted mirrors in place. Same goes for glasses-mounted ones. I ride over a fair amount of cobblestones and a dirt trail on the commute, and they always go out...
04-06-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 19,040
Posted By Beanboy

Tried a few different mirrors over the years of...

Tried a few different mirrors over the years of Boston commuting, never got used to them for various reasons.

I think I have an old bar-end one collecting dust in the basement, maybe throw it on...
03-23-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,231
Posted By Beanboy

Be great to get similar long-life from the Coda...

Be great to get similar long-life from the Coda as I got from the Alpina. Saw a fair number of reviews with folks with older Codas, and they mentioned they were still going strong and still liked...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,284
Posted By Beanboy

Paddled it back as far I could go before the...

Paddled it back as far I could go before the quickwater on the weekend and tossed it on the roof of the cage. Probably something like 5 miles back upstream.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,284
Posted By Beanboy

[QUOTE=Steely Dan;14003636]^ that's freaking...

[QUOTE=Steely Dan;14003636]^ that's freaking awesome! so you commuted 48 miles by kayak in one day and still managed to get a full day of work in? holy crap that's hard-core!

Nah, just one-way...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,284
Posted By Beanboy

Commuted by kayak once. Can walk to river both...

Commuted by kayak once. Can walk to river both from home and work. 24 miles and 7 portages not as fast as biking however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WZTDvl3VE
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