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02-08-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By rjmeyer67

Visibly is key above almost anything else. I...

Visibly is key above almost anything else.
I commute. I keep a heavy U-lock and chain on the rack at work. I have 2 different style of folding locks that are lighter. My seat is secured with a drive...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,982
Posted By rjmeyer67

Ditto! Then the assumption that I've had too many...

Ditto! Then the assumption that I've had too many DUIs. So many just don't get it.
03-15-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,035
Posted By rjmeyer67

My U-lock holder

http://pin.it/6B66bHa
Forum: Commuting
01-08-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,685
Posted By rjmeyer67

Headlights

[QUOTE=thunderseed;19035207]So, what's the best kind of light for night riding in town?

Cars set to a standard 2" drop at 25'.
Federal requirements state headlights to be 24-54" from the ground,...
01-08-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,125
Posted By rjmeyer67

Car free theory

It's a theory of mine that as cars become automated and force out traditional cars, people will rediscover the freedom of a bicycle.
12-17-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,649
Posted By rjmeyer67

Always

I always use at least one flashing light on the front and rear.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By rjmeyer67

Considered Ibera rack?

I use an Ibera rack and trunk bag for the years now without issue. I don't use panniers but I do have a Wald 582 fold out basket on each side. Reach one fits a paper grocery bag.
Just a thought.
09-13-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By rjmeyer67

Locking in parking lots

Sometimes I need to go near the street where the signage is located. Typical signs have 4X4's in the ground and a plywood sign, at a minimum.
It's not ideal but for a short visit, lock around one on...
09-06-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,147
Posted By rjmeyer67

Raleigh Venture 3.0

I've had a big box store mountain bike for a couple of years with lots of upgrades and repairs.
This summer I got a Raleigh Venture 3.0. I ride 10-25 miles on most days, with my longest being...
08-14-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By rjmeyer67

Thanks. I keep leaning toward the Raleigh. My LBS...

Thanks. I keep leaning toward the Raleigh. My LBS sells them. In addition to initial fitting, he'll tune it up around 100 miles at no added cost.
I'll be ready to purchase next weekend. Can't...
08-13-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By rjmeyer67

Raleigh Venture 3.0 or Giant Sedona DX?

I have ridden my mountain bike (big box discount) from almost 400# to now at 260#. I'm still looking to lose more weight but want a more comfortable bike.
I ride 10-20 miles 4-5 times a week on...
07-19-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 209,998
Posted By rjmeyer67

Didn't know IMBD had profiles. I'll check it out....

Didn't know IMBD had profiles. I'll check it out. So no, I don't.
07-19-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 209,998
Posted By rjmeyer67

Yeah, the new 2016. Just keep an open mind....

Yeah, the new 2016.
Just keep an open mind. IMO, not enough comedies, too many horror and war movies
07-19-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 209,998
Posted By rjmeyer67

Ghost busters

It was fun and cute.
Not exactly the same, but why would you want that anyway?
07-18-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,863
Posted By rjmeyer67

This works all for me. I had to add a layer of...

This works all for me. I had to add a layer of inner tube to shim it tighter on my handlebar. Other than that no issue.
...
07-18-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By rjmeyer67

Turning off lights

I take all my accessories off when I lock up my bike. This helps to ensure they are turned off. My lights are usb rechargeable. I've had them for two years, almost daily use, even in the daytime for...
07-17-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,893
Posted By rjmeyer67

Being positive

I didn't realize being positive would be controversial, but here we go.
The revolutionary war want required to win freedom from England. India achieved this with non-violent resistance.
I would...
07-16-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By rjmeyer67

Maintenance

I brought a couple of books and YouTube videos. As maintenance, or repair is needed, I learn a new skill.
You have a knock around commuter. Pick something and try it.
Lots of tips out there, aka...
07-15-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,691
Posted By rjmeyer67

PVC U-lock holder

This works better than anything else I've tried.
I don't know how to add pictures to this page but you can find pictures of it on Pinterest under rjmeyer67.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,575
Posted By rjmeyer67

Fortunate small town

Luckily in my town there were only nine bike thefts last year, all involving kids taking other kids' unlocked bikes of the lab and were later recovered.
I always secure the frame and rear wheel with...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By rjmeyer67

My U-lock mount

Two 1/2" pvc tees and a short length of pipe tied between, distanced to match the U.
A section of inner tube to protect the frame and zip ties hold it in place.
07-13-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By rjmeyer67

RAD cycle pro

Excellent budget work stand. I use our as a rack also for casual inspection. Spoon the wheels, look for wobble, cycle through the derailleur, etc
Around 35-49.
Large footprint of that's a concern..
07-12-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,625
Posted By rjmeyer67

Walks sides

I used the Wald sides also. I also have an Ibera rear rack and locking trunk bag. It's a spring loaded latch for secure mounting and easy removal. I keep my tools, first aid, bee song shot, golf...
07-12-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,710
Posted By rjmeyer67

Reusable air horn

Amazon has an air horn that's two pieces. The pumped chamber did in a bottle cage. The flue and button sit on the handlebar. Once expended, repump to pressurize. Looks effective. Saw it on a...
07-12-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,756
Posted By rjmeyer67

Mirror

I use a helmet mounted mirror, similar. The frame mounted mirrors seemed to vibrate too much for my liking.
07-12-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,893
Posted By rjmeyer67

Maybe. I really try to focus on the positives and...

Maybe. I really try to focus on the positives and to be careful.
07-12-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,893
Posted By rjmeyer67

Can't we all just get along?

I bike because I prefer it. It handles over 90% of my transportation needs. When necessary, I'll use my pick up to get larger loads. I regret neither and I don't begrudge anyone who chooses their own...
07-12-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,273
Posted By rjmeyer67

Getting better

Started at 316#, with cycling and a mostly salad based diet, I'm down to 260#. I'll be happy if I can maintain 210 +/- 10
07-12-16, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By rjmeyer67

Thanks, Mick I do appreciate the feedback. I'll...

Thanks, Mick
I do appreciate the feedback. I'll wait a few more weeks and get either a Raleigh Venture our Giant Sedona.
07-10-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By rjmeyer67

Very nice

Very nice
07-08-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By rjmeyer67

Schwinn Capital 700

Considering this as a step up from my GS29 mountain bike. I've lost enough weight that I can ride a more comfortable bike. Any thoughts?
06-30-16, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By rjmeyer67

I spent right years in Tennessee, that was hot...

I spent right years in Tennessee, that was hot enough for me. I prefer the child. To reach his own.
06-29-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By rjmeyer67

Disc brakes

As simplistic as it sounds, I got disc brakes so I can use zip ties like tire chains in the winter.
Mechanical discs work like old fashioned car brake with a fixed side. Hydraulic ones have pressure...
06-27-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 217,084
Posted By rjmeyer67

Took it in

I got in over my head on a repair and took it to the LBS. Gotta know when to call it a day.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,012,966
Posted By rjmeyer67

Genesis GS29

It works for me. I use an Ibera rack and trunk bag, tool kit, homemade lock holster, some free market fenders, etc
05-12-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,952
Posted By rjmeyer67

2 water bottles, 1 with filter; spare tire; bike...

2 water bottles, 1 with filter; spare tire; bike multitool; lights, 2 front 1 rear; golf jacket if it sprinkles; first aid kit; bee sting Rx; benadryl, frame mounted bike pump. I use an Ibera rack...
05-11-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By rjmeyer67

Hybrid

For about the same cost I can get a Trek Verge 1, Raleigh Venture 3.0, or a Fuji (forgot name)
Obviously, I can get a Schwinn Discover, but I wanted a better build/design than a big box store....
Forum: Commuting
05-01-16, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,585
Posted By rjmeyer67

I work for as medium sized company. 300 employees...

I work for as medium sized company. 300 employees with about 20 office staff. I keep a locker I in the common locker room. It's business casual in the office so as long as it's clean,, no problem.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 119,656
Posted By rjmeyer67

Duct tape, blindfold, restraints, handkerchief,...

Duct tape, blindfold, restraints, handkerchief, and chloroform. No wait,v that's my trunk.
Just kidding, obviously.
I found a purse. Stopped at the next bench and called. Luckily all of her money...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,607
Posted By rjmeyer67

Buy a new tube. Keep the old one and patch out....

Buy a new tube. Keep the old one and patch out. 1) It's good to know how to do it in case of multiple punctures. 2) You can put the repaired tire in your bag for a quick swap in an emergency.
Good...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,714
Posted By rjmeyer67

Bad days happen. On a bike. In a car. On longer...

Bad days happen. On a bike. In a car. On longer trips if I get in that bind, I'll stop for 15-20 minutes, get a cold water, and then move on.
Don't quit yet.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,258
Posted By rjmeyer67

I brought a set of Slipnot tire chains this...

I brought a set of Slipnot tire chains this winter and they worked great! Worked on loose and packed snow. Never tried ice. Fat ties would be an option but a lot of added resistance. I was going to...
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