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Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By clawhammer72

New Bike Karma?

I haven't gotten a flat in about two years, but recently my frame cracked, and I got a new bike.
And now, I've gotten three goatheads in one week, plus a broken chain (my fault for shifting under...
11-17-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 24,008
Posted By clawhammer72

Grant Petersen will be buried in a coffin he hand...

Grant Petersen will be buried in a coffin he hand carved with a handmade axe while stealth camping on a sub 24 hour bike camping trip. He will have transported said coffin back home attached to his...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By clawhammer72

:innocent:

:innocent:
11-14-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 24,008
Posted By clawhammer72

Grant Petersen's cables never stretch, because...

Grant Petersen's cables never stretch, because Grant Petersen never shifts gears and he never brakes, he just rides.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 10,954,849
Posted By clawhammer72

My new commuter....Bianchi Volpe with Jack...

My new commuter....Bianchi Volpe with Jack Browns. Very excited about monday.
488139Soon to be Fredified...ach....maybe I'll just backpack it for a few weeks.:rolleyes:
11-14-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

488117 And here she is....Bianchi Volpe, new...

488117 And here she is....Bianchi Volpe, new Tiagra groupset, which the Adrenaline shop guys were going gaga over, Jackson Browns, and MKS mountain bike platform pedals. Very happy.
11-09-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

Already bit the Bianchi bullet, but maybe next...

Already bit the Bianchi bullet, but maybe next time. I like the idea of a shop catering to touring. Thanks.
11-07-15, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

Haha, will do.

Haha, will do.
11-06-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

486544 Here's my cracked Raleigh. You can see...

486544
Here's my cracked Raleigh. You can see the grease oozing through the nice big crack. I think I prob rode it cracked for about 3 months, unknowingly. At least that's about how long my lazy...
11-04-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

2009 Raleigh Port Townsend. A 1-2" cracked formed...

2009 Raleigh Port Townsend. A 1-2" cracked formed between the seat stays and the seat tube which I discovered when I went to grease the seat post and the grease oozed out from inside the seat tube....
11-03-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

I Will do that, thanks!

I Will do that, thanks!
11-03-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

My old frame is steel. Yes, I could get it fixed....

My old frame is steel. Yes, I could get it fixed. No, I don't want to. The frame is the wrong size, so I'd rather just move on at the moment.
Any particular reason Not to trust chuck with a fitting...
11-02-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

mmmm...went that way last time. Good way to save...

mmmm...went that way last time. Good way to save money. But I got the wrong size and didn't know it till to late. also, when my frame cracked I had little recourse.....so, this time I'm going legit....
11-02-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,039
Posted By clawhammer72

Stouts are tasty and low abv.....just sayin' :p

Stouts are tasty and low abv.....just sayin' :p
Forum: Commuting
11-02-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,279
Posted By clawhammer72

Wait a minute.....are we complaining about looks...

Wait a minute.....are we complaining about looks in the commuting forum? :roflmao2:I had to double check and make sure this wasn't the road bike forum. Call me Fred.
11-02-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
11-01-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

Perfect! Thanks!!

Perfect! Thanks!!
11-01-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

I'm open to driving, but more importantly, I'm...

I'm open to driving, but more importantly, I'm looking for someone who has actually been to a shop that carries this type of bike. It seems to me that sometimes the online description says they are a...
11-01-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By clawhammer72

LBS that likes and carries Steel?

I'm in the market for a new bike.
Candidates are:
Surly LHT
Surly Cross Check
Bianchi Volpe
Anything steel that is comparable and under 1300.

Anyone know of a local shop that actually...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By clawhammer72

It is steel. I'll take it by to see what they...

It is steel. I'll take it by to see what they say. SpikedLemon
Yes, you are right, NormanF., but I've cracked two frames now, in 5 years.....so....
Also, I like the idea pf being able to tour with...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-15, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By clawhammer72

New Bike Recommends

I've been riding a Raleigh Port Townsend for the last three years, very happy. Today, I found a significant crack in the frame where the seat tube meets the seat stays. Bought used, so no warranty I...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By clawhammer72

The reason I, and maybe we, use diy solutions is...

The reason I, and maybe we, use diy solutions is complex. Reason 1 is money. It's often cheaper to rig up your own solutions. Reason 2 is customization. Rarely is something bought exactly what you...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,100
Posted By clawhammer72

I smile and keep riding in. I might put on my...

I smile and keep riding in. I might put on my jacket, but it's got to be raining hard. When I get to work, I put a plastic bag over my brooks saddle. The rest of the bike will be just fine.
10-22-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,015
Posted By clawhammer72

I get the OP's position, and this response...

I get the OP's position, and this response doesn't really apply, but when I get asked if I want a ride, and it's always friends, I just say, "Thanks, but then I wouldn't get to ride." Or, "Thanks,...
10-22-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By clawhammer72

+1 I'm a teacher and the people who tell me...

+1 I'm a teacher and the people who tell me they'd like to be riding/commuting to work are the professionals, not the working class or struggling folks. But, it's still a minority.

I'm glad to...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,470
Posted By clawhammer72

I look forward to reading more about this in the...

I look forward to reading more about this in the future. I appreciated the article on European dynamos. Maybe I'll end up buying one from the french site. I don't have a dyno hub yet, though. I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,470
Posted By clawhammer72

I would be interested in a detachable dynamo...

I would be interested in a detachable dynamo light system, front and back, for visibility. I would want it to be dependable, easy to attach and detach (Since I don't use it that often) and use high...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By clawhammer72

We need some pictures! :)

We need some pictures! :)
Forum: Commuting
10-20-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By clawhammer72

The Learning Continuum - aka Where you at?

Today I changed my brake and derailleur cables/housings for the first time, and I feel great.:lol:

I know this is chump change for so many on this forum, and others would leave this task for the...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By clawhammer72

We don't have winter in So Cal.:( It got shifted...

We don't have winter in So Cal.:( It got shifted to the mountains in a big earthquake and no one had the courtesy to bring it back.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 978
Posted By clawhammer72

Thanks everyone for some good reading!

Thanks everyone for some good reading!
Forum: Commuting
10-06-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 978
Posted By clawhammer72

Unfortunately, my admiration of the technical...

Unfortunately, my admiration of the technical challenges of your commute are totally wiped out by my jealousy that you get to live and commute in Manhatten. ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-06-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 978
Posted By clawhammer72

lol :)

lol :)
Forum: Commuting
10-05-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 978
Posted By clawhammer72

How Technical is Your Commute?

If you were to rate your commute by its technical challenges, how would it rate?

Include anything you consider a challenge or obstacle: distance, traffic, road conditions, weather conditions,...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By clawhammer72

Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,619
Posted By clawhammer72

Sounds interesting. Could you recommend some...

Sounds interesting. Could you recommend some specific skills to practice?
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,619
Posted By clawhammer72

Wow. : ) If you were a D&D character, you would...

Wow. : ) If you were a D&D character, you would have a brickload of hit points.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,619
Posted By clawhammer72

Avoiding Stupid Accidents

Most people who have ridden a bicycle have crashed or had an accident of some sort.
Forgetting the obvious, "Don't get hit by a car", what other ways have you crashed or had an accident?
Was it due...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By clawhammer72

+1 to chia seeds. Mixed with water, lime juice...

+1 to chia seeds. Mixed with water, lime juice and some sugar or honey, it makes quite a delicious drink.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,819
Posted By clawhammer72

I just get to work early to give my body time to...

I just get to work early to give my body time to cool off. Then deodorant and a change of clothes. Works just fine.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By clawhammer72

+1 Showers Pass

+1 Showers Pass
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,477
Posted By clawhammer72

To become more fred, you must dig deep into your...

To become more fred, you must dig deep into your inner fred.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,901
Posted By clawhammer72

I haven't read it yet, but if you want to read...

I haven't read it yet, but if you want to read more of Grant Petersen, go to the Rivendell Bicycle site and you can get a feel if you like his viewpoints.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By clawhammer72

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/520639-So...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/520639-Some-lock-advice-from-a-locksmith?highlight=lock
Forum: Commuting
09-16-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By clawhammer72

I used to wear baggy cargo shorts, but I found...

I used to wear baggy cargo shorts, but I found they got hooked up on my saddle, my water bottle, and my junk. No fun. I still don't wear spandex, but some shorts are just not ideal for riding.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By clawhammer72

Running Shorts. Light and they dry quick. Stuff...

Running Shorts. Light and they dry quick. Stuff goes in handlebar bag, not my pockets. I don't like tight clothing and no one, not even my wife wants to see me in spandex.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By clawhammer72

Here's another perspective that got me thinking:...

Here's another perspective that got me thinking: http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2012/01/ive-been-out-walking.html
After my first year of full time commuting, I decided to add on running. It has been...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,066
Posted By clawhammer72

+1 Don't trust your coffee to the office/lounge....

+1 Don't trust your coffee to the office/lounge. I roast my own too and use a HarioV60 pour over at work with a Hario hand grinder. One can't be too obsessive about one's coffee. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-28-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By clawhammer72

Sounds lovely.

Sounds lovely.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By clawhammer72

Yep. Started my commute again last Friday. I...

Yep. Started my commute again last Friday. I didn't ride a whole lot this summer, other than a few commutes with the trailer to swimming lessons. I started running though (Don't shoot me if I'm...
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