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Forum: Commuting
03-28-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By VaBobK

+1 on the Eagle Creek Fold-it. I have been using...

+1 on the Eagle Creek Fold-it. I have been using one for my dress shirts for the last six months, and it works well. Fits perfectly in my pannier, and keeps my shirts looking good.
03-03-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By VaBobK

Thanks for the replies! Pastorbob, the freewheel...

Thanks for the replies! Pastorbob, the freewheel is a 13-26 Suntour Winner 6-speed. I am thinking changing to a 7-speed with a little larger 28 tooth largest cog will help a little on hills, but...
03-03-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By VaBobK

Freewheel/Chainring Help for Lotus Cyclone

A few months ago I picked up a nice Lotus Cyclone off Craig's List. The bike is in pretty darn good shape with what I think are all the original Suntour components, and is a great ride! My only...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By VaBobK

TSL makes some very good comments, as well as...

TSL makes some very good comments, as well as Rumrunn on the need to focus on nutrition. I am 57, and just getting back on a bike after many years. I first trained on a stationary bike in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By VaBobK

Maybe it's time for another bike! :thumb: ...

Maybe it's time for another bike! :thumb:

You can pick up a pretty awesome mid-80s steel road bike on Craig's list for a couple hundred without too much trouble. I'm just sayin'...

I've got the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By VaBobK

I found a pretty decent cyclocross bike on sale...

I found a pretty decent cyclocross bike on sale from an LBS in my area. List price was $1,150 and paid $800. You should be seeing some end of season sales this time of year. Other than that, I say...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By VaBobK

I like the double wall rims on the Dawes, and the...

I like the double wall rims on the Dawes, and the Dawes geometry is more appealing to me, but you're right about the similar components. Either one should work out pretty well for you.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By VaBobK

I commute on a cyclocross bike, and think they...

I commute on a cyclocross bike, and think they are a great choice. Sturdy, can take semi-wide tires and usually have clearance for fenders, triple chain ring to help with loads on hills, and have...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 05:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,333
Posted By VaBobK

Would you mind elaborating on both?

Would you mind elaborating on both?
Forum: Commuting
10-13-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By VaBobK

Thanks for the heads up. The yellow one...

Thanks for the heads up.

The yellow one looks good on the Target website as well. How does it compare to the orange one?
Forum: Commuting
10-10-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By VaBobK

I just bought a pair of Arkel T-42 panniers for...

I just bought a pair of Arkel T-42 panniers for my commuter bike, and am very happy with them. Very easy to put on and take off the bike, very secure on the bike, adn easy access with a couple of...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,693
Posted By VaBobK

This is the light I use, and couldn't be happier:...

This is the light I use, and couldn't be happier:

http://store.dinottelighting.com/dinotte-xml-3-headlight-p174.aspx

Approximately 1000 lumens, with three power setting. A little pricey, but a...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,981
Posted By VaBobK

Cyclocross bikes would also be a good choice for...

Cyclocross bikes would also be a good choice for variable commute conditions. I like by Gary Fisher/Trek Lane a lot. I went looking recently for a steel bike, and am very pleased with my Lane. ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By VaBobK

Excellent advise, Sir! :thumb::thumb::thumb: ...

Excellent advise, Sir! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

It will be taken to heart, for sure. Thanks very much for sharing your experience!
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By VaBobK

The frustrating thing about this sellor was that...

The frustrating thing about this sellor was that he told me he was working and could't be bothered about the bike until the next day, and that he would hold it for me. Otherwise if he had told me...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By VaBobK

Well, I didn't get the bike:( I called the...

Well, I didn't get the bike:( I called the seller, who told me he was at work and couldn't do anything about selling it until 10:00am the next morning. When I called him back at 9:30am, he told me...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By VaBobK

Thanks for the comments. I just talked to the...

Thanks for the comments. I just talked to the seller, and he can't show me the bike until tomorrow morning. I told him I want it and will call him first thing tomorrow. Hopefully it will still be...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By VaBobK

Centurion Lemans Help

I have been looking for a vintage road bike to supplement my new Fisher/Trek cyclocross bike, as well as to replace my '74 Raleigh Super Course I sold a few years back (and I do regret that...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By VaBobK

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I just bought a bike and will soon be joining you in the DC bike commuter club. All I need is a little more training time to acclimate myself to riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By VaBobK

I appreciate everyone's comments. I went back...

I appreciate everyone's comments. I went back for another ride yesterday and took the bike out on a local trail for about a half hour, which gave me a chance to try out the gearing. I did see where...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By VaBobK

2011 or 2012 Trek/Gary Fisher Lane: Help with choice

I am looking to get back into cycling after a too many years break, and am interested in getting a bike that would be good for commuting to work (10 miles each way). I have been looking at...
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