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12-06-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,281
Posted By jimcross

+1 for the Surly Crosscheck. It's my do anything...

+1 for the Surly Crosscheck. It's my do anything bike. My first gen Karate Monkey is a close second.
10-30-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,397
Posted By jimcross

The "feed bag" type handlebar bags are very...

The "feed bag" type handlebar bags are very convenient for access though not weatherproof in general. I use one on all by bikes except my road bike. When I ride it I have them in my jersey pockets,...
10-30-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,372
Posted By jimcross

I guess I'm a cult member as well. I have the 1...

I guess I'm a cult member as well. I have the 1 up and can't think of anything that would be better., particularly in the 1.25 receiver range.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,685
Posted By jimcross

I've ridden about 5000 commuting miles on an LHT...

I've ridden about 5000 commuting miles on an LHT and another 2000 on a Vaya. My impressions are the Vaya feels quicker and more nimble, but the reality is my average commute speed is actually almost...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,494
Posted By jimcross

The velo orange Milan bars are another option. ...

The velo orange Milan bars are another option.

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/vo-milano-handlebar-22-2-dia.html
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By jimcross

I have a 2009 Pacer that is currently running on...

I have a 2009 Pacer that is currently running on 28s and have room for fenders. I've had 32s on it, but doubt fenders would fit with them.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By jimcross

I lived in Great Falls from 1987 to 1996. I hope...

I lived in Great Falls from 1987 to 1996. I hope you don't mind wind! They say Chicago is the windy city... I think Great Falls would give it a run for it's money. Don't get me wrong. I loved...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By jimcross

I too have both. I prefer the ss, but late in...

I too have both. I prefer the ss, but late in the week the gears are nice to have.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,413
Posted By jimcross

In my case, yes they do. I run the wheels...

In my case, yes they do. I run the wheels between my Karate Monkey, and my Cross Check.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,413
Posted By jimcross

29's have been around for several years now. ...

29's have been around for several years now. They actually use 700c wheels. The large tires gives them the 29 inch designation. I have a 29'r and have interchanged wheels with my 700c cross bike,...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,176
Posted By jimcross

Wallingford bike parts (www.wallbike.com) carries...

Wallingford bike parts (www.wallbike.com) carries all the Carradice bags. Peter White cycles does as well. I have a barley and find it to be just a little small. If I were to buy another it would...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,665
Posted By jimcross

Hands down it would be my Surly Cross Check. ...

Hands down it would be my Surly Cross Check. Gears, no gears, fat tires, skinny tires, racks, no racks, etc...

Hopefully I will never be faced with such a doomsday scenario.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,356
Posted By jimcross

I'm not as "in tune" to dogs (or their owners) as...

I'm not as "in tune" to dogs (or their owners) as you are. I would have pedaled my a$$ off to get away from it. You're a better citizen than I am, but I now have something to strive for now.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By jimcross

The antique brown matches the paint, but the...

The antique brown matches the paint, but the honey provides some contrast. I like both just about the same, but I think the brown's a little nicer with the stock silver seat post.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,730
Posted By jimcross

I have logged thousands of miles on my single...

I have logged thousands of miles on my single speed crosscheck. Works great until I find myself riding into a stiff headwind on day 4 or 5 of my commute. Then again I live in a part of Austin that's...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By jimcross

Doesn't compare to most of these sightings, but...

Doesn't compare to most of these sightings, but at a local cycle park here I saw a guy on a unicycle built on a 36 in wheel. I had never seen one before and thought it was pretty cool.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,499
Posted By jimcross

I have 10,000+ miles on my M324s. They work...

I have 10,000+ miles on my M324s. They work great rain or shine! I've been looking at the 530s for another bike but haven't pulled the trigger.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,956
Posted By jimcross

Just be sure to use the supplied cleats, and not...

Just be sure to use the supplied cleats, and not Shimano cleats already on your shoes per my previous post!
Forum: Commuting
04-24-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,956
Posted By jimcross

Other than the usual newbie, come to a stop "oh...

Other than the usual newbie, come to a stop "oh crap" moment. IT's happened once only, but at favorite cycling venue with lots of hardcore road cyclist to observe. Not a laugh amongst them, just a...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,731
Posted By jimcross

No return, but it didn't stop me from buying a...

No return, but it didn't stop me from buying a shiny new Salsa Vaya... Just doing my part
Forum: Commuting
03-30-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15,295
Views: 11,045,379
Posted By jimcross

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Nice! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By jimcross

I use one in my backpack on the days I ride the...

I use one in my backpack on the days I ride the fun bike (no rack).
Forum: Commuting
03-05-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,812
Posted By jimcross

My only requirement is I have to ride them all. ...

My only requirement is I have to ride them all. I was neglecting my Karate Monkey, but just this week put some big apples on it and put it in the commute rotation. It aint fast, but it's comfortable...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,623
Posted By jimcross

OK, feeling a little stupid here. What's the...

OK, feeling a little stupid here. What's the ranking system, and where is this calculator?
Forum: Commuting
02-27-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,268
Posted By jimcross

Being in central Texas this is my winter long...

Being in central Texas this is my winter long dilemma. Most of the winter it's my novara headwind pants and convertible jacket, and then shorts and running tee for the ride home. Fortunately the...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 34,586
Posted By jimcross

Not an issue for me as I have shaved my head for...

Not an issue for me as I have shaved my head for the last 5 years. However, sweat management in the summertime is a big problem for me. In the summer time I have to have a seconds scull cap for the...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,382
Posted By jimcross

Congrats. You're going to love it. I just...

Congrats. You're going to love it. I just refitted my LHT with trekking bars and am as happy with it as I have ever been. I'm using road levers mounted up front though (like mustache bars). I...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,271
Posted By jimcross

I've used precisely 2 kinds of deodorant my...

I've used precisely 2 kinds of deodorant my entire life. I used the spray on Right Guard until I was 18, and then switched to Speed Stick. I've been using that for the last 32 years. For the...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 69,402
Posted By jimcross

I like it allot! I'm trying to resist adding yet...

I like it allot! I'm trying to resist adding yet another Surly bike to my collection. You just made that more difficult.... Thanks for that!
Forum: Commuting
01-29-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By jimcross

I use both for commuting duty. The lht is...

I use both for commuting duty. The lht is geared, while the crosscheck is not. All in all, I'd say the crosscheck is the more fun to ride. It's lighter and more nimble as stated above. It is also...
01-23-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By jimcross

I seem to tinker with my bikes almost constantly,...

I seem to tinker with my bikes almost constantly, and if they're all assembled and in good working order I get the itch to build a new one just to have something to tinker with. It's a vicious...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By jimcross

See the Ortlieb deals at BestBuy thread above. ...

See the Ortlieb deals at BestBuy thread above. They're great and at that price, hard to pass up. I was just out on the BestBuy site and the Ortliebs are back to regular price.
01-09-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By jimcross

I need to take the clippers to that helmet, just...

I need to take the clippers to that helmet, just like I do my own...
01-09-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By jimcross

The helmets must be for when they fall off the...

The helmets must be for when they fall off the saddle and hit their head on the boat.
01-09-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By jimcross

The elbow pain sounds allot like what they refer...

The elbow pain sounds allot like what they refer to as "tennis elbow" (tendinitis of the elbow). The effect on the grip is the telltale sign. I went through a bout myself about 4 years ago that...
01-09-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By jimcross

I'm curious about such skinny tires on a 29r. ...

I'm curious about such skinny tires on a 29r. Why not the something like the cyclocross frame?
01-09-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,305
Posted By jimcross

Your entire post could have been plagiarized by...

Your entire post could have been plagiarized by me, but I settled for only the last comment. I couldn't say it better myself.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By jimcross

Something like this? It as fenders again for the...

Something like this? It as fenders again for the winter months. This one share duties with my geared Long Haul Trucker.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,597
Posted By jimcross

Here's another fork option from Wallingford. ...

Here's another fork option from Wallingford.

http://www.wallbike.com/atoc/lighting/lite-beams
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By jimcross

I see the same thing all over downtown Austin. ...

I see the same thing all over downtown Austin. Some are pretty nice bikes. I ride past one everyday that's an old steel Giant. It's appears to be in really nice condition save for the fact the...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,106
Posted By jimcross

Flatted this morning. I forgot how much flats...

Flatted this morning. I forgot how much flats suck in cold (well cold for Texas) weather. The good news was my new Lezyne pump worked great on its first road test.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,719
Posted By jimcross

50s and lite rain. Not a great Texas commute. ...

50s and lite rain. Not a great Texas commute. That and I think I think my freewheel is toast. At least it got me home.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15,295
Views: 11,045,379
Posted By jimcross

Nice ride! I like that allot.

Nice ride! I like that allot.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15,295
Views: 11,045,379
Posted By jimcross

I have to ask. Where did you get the frame in...

I have to ask. Where did you get the frame in the first picture? That's just too cool.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 99,074
Posted By jimcross

I have lots of spare parts, but not sure what I...

I have lots of spare parts, but not sure what I need to trade for. I will certainly keep an eye on this thread for goodies I may not even know that I want or need.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,654
Posted By jimcross

15 mile each way. right at an hour in the...

15 mile each way. right at an hour in the morning and hour and 10 minutes in the afternoon by bike. By car 45 minutes in, and an hour most afternoons.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By jimcross

Darn... just when I though I was happy with my...

Darn... just when I though I was happy with my cross-check you have to go and post that...

Really nice!
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By jimcross

My commute slopes downhill going in with the...

My commute slopes downhill going in with the prevailing winds at by back. Conversely, the ride home is uphill and into the wind. I think if I could choose I would keep it this way. I'd be...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By jimcross

I wish I could say I was young, trendy, or...

I wish I could say I was young, trendy, or artistic. I am unfortunately none of those things, and to make it worse my commute isn't in the "hilly" part of town. I guess I fail on all counts, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By jimcross

But this year has been a piece of cake compared...

But this year has been a piece of cake compared to last year. At least here in Austin... Commuted all last summer in the "record Texas heat". Worst day I had was a Friday I had to leave work at...
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