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01-30-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Yeah I did check the rotors already because I was...

Yeah I did check the rotors already because I was worried about damage, but I did not see anything out of the ordinary.
01-30-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,271
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Certainly it's a normal thing to have people over...

Certainly it's a normal thing to have people over who share the same hobbies and passions as you. Almost everyone does that or participates in that kind of get-together at some point in their lives....
01-30-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I hope they stay around. I was able to source...

I hope they stay around. I was able to source 26" 32-spoke disc-only wheels for around $100 total front/rear, which helped keep my e-bike build price at a reasonable level - $1500 for the Bafang kit...
01-30-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Doesn't a IGH require 2 cables, one to pull from...

Doesn't a IGH require 2 cables, one to pull from either direction, to shift up or down? If so then a single-cable shifter that normally relies on a spring in a derailleur will not work.
01-30-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Invisible fence!!!

Invisible fence!!!
Forum: Commuting
01-30-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,418
Posted By PatrickGSR94

In March 2017 I built up a 2006 steel disc-only...

In March 2017 I built up a 2006 steel disc-only MTB frame into an upright riding pedal-assist e-bike, mainly for commuting and grocery hauling, with the occasional kid on a tagalong bike. It is an...
01-30-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By PatrickGSR94

After 3 weeks I'm down 15 pounds already! Now on...

After 3 weeks I'm down 15 pounds already! Now on my 4th week and hoping to keep it going to lose another 30. I started at 225 the 2nd week of January, now at 210, and hoping I can get below 180,...
01-30-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By PatrickGSR94

This is my first disc brake bicycle, so yeah I'll...

This is my first disc brake bicycle, so yeah I'll be checking them more often. I had no idea how long the original pads would last.
01-27-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Anyone ever seen a disc brake pad spring become damaged?

I have Avid BB7's with over 6,000 miles on the original pads. Riding home this afternoon, I suddenly heard the rear wheel start making noise. I could tell it was coming from the rear brake caliper,...
01-18-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I don't know, I think it would still be a problem...

I don't know, I think it would still be a problem for me. Sometimes when I'm sitting on the couch at 10 PM watching a DVR show or a YT video, I just want something to snack on.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 19,346
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I don't see a font button on this ridiculous...

I don't see a font button on this ridiculous editor that doesn't show the formatting in Firefox, so I just type these tags before and after the list, or make sure they're still there from a previous...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 19,346
Posted By PatrickGSR94

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 406 Bizman (PA)...

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 406
Bizman (PA) ________________ 331 (348 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch (OR)______________ 242 (336 YTD)
Phamilton (IN) _____________ 177 (198 TOTAL miles YTD)
mgw4jc...
01-17-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Yeah snacking is still a problem for me, mainly...

Yeah snacking is still a problem for me, mainly because we have so much junk around the house, which my wife and kid eat but it taunts me lol. I do okay usually in the morning and at lunch, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 26,796
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Your lack of bike balance prowess is...

Your lack of bike balance prowess is disturbing...

:roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
01-09-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 26,796
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Finally my first commute of 2019 yesterday! And...

Finally my first commute of 2019 yesterday! And of course we had a cold front move through, which meant wind in my face in the morning, AND again in the evening. Those are the worst days. But it...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 19,346
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Finally some miles to report! Bizman (PA)...

Finally some miles to report!

Bizman (PA) ________________ 188 (205 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) _____________ 157
Phamilton (IN) ______________ 117 (143 TOTAL miles YTD) ***first ride on ice...
01-09-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I've been steady right around 224-225 for months...

I've been steady right around 224-225 for months now. As of last night I'm 6 pounds down from the weekend already, which was the last time I had any appreciable amount of sugar!
01-09-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Of course it's a choice. What's your point? I...

Of course it's a choice. What's your point? I refuse to rely on motorists to make the right choice, therefore I do not ride in the door zone.
01-08-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Sounds about right. Luckily I don't travel much...

Sounds about right. Luckily I don't travel much at all. So my first full day was yesterday, and I entered everything I ate into my Fitbit app. At the end of the day it said 5% carbs, 21% protein...
01-07-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Well sure, we all would likely choose lower...

Well sure, we all would likely choose lower traffic routes when the option is available. But sooner or later one who cycles, especially for transportation, will have to mix it up with traffic at...
01-07-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By PatrickGSR94

What constitutes "too busy for cyclists"? What...

What constitutes "too busy for cyclists"? What if you happen to have a destination on that road?
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,732
Posted By PatrickGSR94

FWIW my road bike's current wheelset is 20/24...

FWIW my road bike's current wheelset is 20/24 spoke, has over 10,000 commuting miles, all of which with me in the 200-220 pound range. I broke a spoke nipple a few months ago, but have never broken a...
01-07-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I have not found that to be the case. In 5+...

I have not found that to be the case. In 5+ years riding, I simply do not ride in the door zone unless it's for a very quick second like avoiding a road hazard or something, and usually that's only...
01-07-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,085
Posted By PatrickGSR94

What's up guys, anyone have any updates to...

What's up guys, anyone have any updates to report? A friend/neighbor has been on Keto for about 6 months now and has had amazing results (down ~50 pounds), along with cycling and running. I mostly do...
01-07-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,734
Posted By PatrickGSR94

The Dutch Reach is stupid, and in fact was coined...

The Dutch Reach is stupid, and in fact was coined by someone not even from the Netherlands! Dutch people don't even do this. Also, it's pretty easy to open one's door with their right hand while...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,732
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I thought the same thing when I dropped nearly 2...

I thought the same thing when I dropped nearly 2 pounds off my road bike's stock wheelset to my new aftermarket wheelset. But it didn't make a darn bit of difference. On a long commute, wind...
01-07-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,009
Posted By PatrickGSR94

easy there, no one called anyone any names. If...

easy there, no one called anyone any names. If the guy had huge quads and said he couldn't insure them, I probably would have found it humorous. The fact that they gave him bulging calves shows...
01-04-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,009
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Just saw that. Ridiculous, shows you how...

Just saw that. Ridiculous, shows you how ignorant the commercial writers are about cyclists.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 26,796
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Yep, I did today. I was all ready to go last...

Yep, I did today. I was all ready to go last night, but at 5 AM this morning just wasn't feeling up to it. And of course now at work I wish I would have ridden. :(
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,312
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Same here, although I commuted all year my...

Same here, although I commuted all year my numbers were way down from 2017 in which I nearly hit 5,000 total miles.

augustgarage (CA) ________[/COLOR]_________ 9270.6 (10651.7 total) [213/217]...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 19,346
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Bizman (PA) ____________________________ 18 (29...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________ 18 (29 TOTAL miles YTD)
mgw4jc (nc) ____________________________ 13
K'Tesh (USA/China) ______________________ 6.0 mi
Skipjacks (USA/MD)...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 26,796
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Nothing yet for me, with heavy rains expected...

Nothing yet for me, with heavy rains expected today and tomorrow. May commute tomorrow depending on rain timing, and most likely will commute Friday.

Although I did do my first ride of the...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I read other posts saying the Flyer is better for...

I read other posts saying the Flyer is better for bikes where you lean forward somewhat, as opposed to upright. Are you upright on the Flyer?
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,732
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I'm curious as to why OP thinks a new wheelset is...

I'm curious as to why OP thinks a new wheelset is needed immediately, while being new to commuting.

I changed my road bike's stock wheelset to a Vuelta Corsa Pro Lite wheelset (under $250 from...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By PatrickGSR94

New saddle for upright-riding e-bike commuter

I'm posting this here mainly because I use my e-bike mostly for my 30-mile round trip commute, but I'm not sure if this is the best place, so here goes.

I bought this Serfas saddle a few years ago...
10-30-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By PatrickGSR94

That's the thing. You're more visible the farther...

That's the thing. You're more visible the farther left you are, and closer to the motorist's direct line of sight.

I don't know where you are but I've noticed when I control the lane by default...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,157
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Yeah like the wheel would barely spin freely. ...

Yeah like the wheel would barely spin freely. 1st gear felt like 2nd gear in terms of effort required, and 2nd like 3rd.

I think we purchased the 1-day pass for like 5 bucks, and max rides were...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,157
Posted By PatrickGSR94

My wife and I tried bike share bikes for the...

My wife and I tried bike share bikes for the first time in Nashville back in March. We did 7 miles near the Cumberland river, which was a nice ride. The first bike I got had a sticky rear hub and...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,157
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Freakin' late getting up again, but I rode anyway...

Freakin' late getting up again, but I rode anyway dangit! I set 3 alarms 5, 5:05 and 5:30 but still didn't get out of bed until 6:35 :mad: Only a few minutes late to work so it's okay. 45F-ish,...
10-23-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I'm well aware, thanks. I don't agree with the...

I'm well aware, thanks. I don't agree with the opinion stated, as it implies that's what cyclists SHOULD be doing.
10-22-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By PatrickGSR94

The statement about 99 out of 100 cyclists...

The statement about 99 out of 100 cyclists "tucking back in" i.e. moving back to the edge, to allow motorists to pass. While the statement itself may be true as most cyclists probably do that, I do...
10-22-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By PatrickGSR94

"This website has been blocked by your IT...

"This website has been blocked by your IT provider". Oh well :P
10-19-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Forbes contributor gets it!

I don't necessarily agree with everything in the article, but for the most part it's pretty spot on. I use the full lane for my safety, period. Motorist convenience comes second. I try to...
10-19-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By PatrickGSR94

The so-called "Dutch Reach" is BS. It was...

The so-called "Dutch Reach" is BS. It was invented by an American. There's nothing "Dutch" about it. And it doesn't do what he claims it does. I can easily reach my right hand over in my car to...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,157
Posted By PatrickGSR94

woowwww I haven't been on BF in forever! Looks a...

woowwww I haven't been on BF in forever! Looks a little different around here right? Just the usual e-bike commute this morning. 69°F, no wind. Definitely getting darker in the mornings. I have...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,157
Posted By PatrickGSR94

What's up guys! Haven't been on here in a...

What's up guys! Haven't been on here in a minute, work and life have been crazy this winter/spring. Had a sucky March cycling/commuting total due to illness and incessant rainy/wintry weather that...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,864
Posted By PatrickGSR94

I still have the original pads in my BB7's on my...

I still have the original pads in my BB7's on my 60-pound e-bike, with probably close to 4,000 miles on them. Seem to be working fine.
05-08-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,527
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Other than the line-of-sight connection issue,...

Other than the line-of-sight connection issue, I've had no problems with mine. And the battery life is AMAZING even after a couple of years! I can easily go 2 weeks on a single charge with several...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By PatrickGSR94

+1 on the Vuelta wheels recommendation. Very low...

+1 on the Vuelta wheels recommendation. Very low cost from Nashbar yet quality is up there. I have over 10,000 miles, mostly commuting, on a set of Vuelta Corsa Lites, which are only 1,575 grams...
Forum: Foo
02-27-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7,726
Views: 1,294,397
Posted By PatrickGSR94

Nice, we have a '14 CX-5 that we bought pre-owned...

Nice, we have a '14 CX-5 that we bought pre-owned from the local Mazda dealer in August 2016 to replace my wife's clunker 1996 Corolla. We've been loving the car so far. Perfect size for us and...
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