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12-07-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By BobbyG

Cold and Rusty...

I bike commuted year round for 28 years ending last winter. Seven years ago I pushed my cold temperature limit from 21F down to 11F. Six years ago I bought studded tires and began riding in the...
12-06-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By BobbyG

I found it! Google Maps:...

I found it!

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/De+Snelbinder/@51.9810059,4.217309,560m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47c5b2fbafa373eb:0xa18e0b0430b6d978!8m2!3d51.9810059!4d4.2194977
...
12-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By BobbyG

Any Excuse for a Ride...

Rode to nearby Manitou Springs to pick up some spring water to make some Yerba Mate tea. Also swung by the Olympic Velodrome, and the Olympic Training Center.

Switched from coffee to Yerba Mate 5...
12-03-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By BobbyG

I realize some cyclists tend to focus on their...

I realize some cyclists tend to focus on their riding and tune out their surroundings; but as a long-time bike commuter whose glasses-mounted mirror provides a constant view of what's behind me, your...
11-30-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

MacMorrighan Buying a pre-owned bike can get you...

MacMorrighan Buying a pre-owned bike can get you a better bike for less. I don't know where you are, but many cities have bike co-ops and/or bike shops that feature professionally reconditioned...
11-29-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By BobbyG

Sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss.
11-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By BobbyG

Square curbs help channel water better and...

Square curbs help channel water better and discourage drivers from parking with two wheels on the sidewalk, and help keep errant motorized vehicles from jumping up onto a sidewalk.

Rounded curbs...
11-21-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,255
Posted By BobbyG

When I'm riding it, it's only a 240Z, and more...

When I'm riding it, it's only a 240Z, and more like a sub 1-liter motor. ;)
11-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By BobbyG

It pays to stay active and maintain some sort of...

It pays to stay active and maintain some sort of fitness.

Congrats on your recovery.
11-20-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,538
Posted By BobbyG

Steeler_fanatic Congrats on the bike! I missed...

Steeler_fanatic Congrats on the bike! I missed the original post. But what I would have said was that you deserve the bike because of the fitness gains you made. Also, if it keeps you riding, then...
11-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,432
Posted By BobbyG

I started using toe clips back in 1998. And use...

I started using toe clips back in 1998. And use them on my three bikes. I was a daily commuter until this year (2021).

Also this year I bought an old folding bike that came with flat pedals...
11-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commuted for 28 years, which meant every...

I bike commuted for 28 years, which meant every winter I would ride home in the dark. I started out with very modest lighting and ended up with lighting and visibility strategies that made me very...
11-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,255
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1080/square_no_gap_4x4_a4dc0d7c63d1c92345a8539049e2c9c190b5a29c.jpg...
11-19-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By BobbyG

I have four bikes, my wife has one, they all have...

I have four bikes, my wife has one, they all have kickstands except for my old road bike which I lean against the wall inside the shed. The other bikes stand on their own next to each other and...
11-19-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By BobbyG

https://abc7chicago.com/oak-park-il-illinois-barna...

https://abc7chicago.com/oak-park-il-illinois-barnards-schwinn-cyclery-car-into-building-crash/11227487/
11-19-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By BobbyG

Barnard's Schwinn Cyclery Ltd. - Home...

Barnard's Schwinn Cyclery Ltd. - Home (http://barnardscyclery.com/)
11-16-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By BobbyG

Wow! Now I really have to try it! I'll let you...

Wow! Now I really have to try it! I'll let you know when it happens.
11-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By BobbyG

+1 Second wheel set. Have to adjust rim brakes,...

+1 Second wheel set. Have to adjust rim brakes, so just under 10 minutes to swap both wheels, top off psi and adjust brakes.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By BobbyG

no I run 700x28 smoothie street tires with tire...

no
I run 700x28 smoothie street tires with tire liners on my old 12-speed road bike and it makes for nice flat-free commutes. It does pretty well on dirt, but not so much on gravel. Those are the...
11-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By BobbyG

earth2pete Riveting Thanks for the info on the...

earth2pete Riveting Thanks for the info on the Cherry Creek Trail. It has emboldened me even more. I have planned to ride from my home in Colorado Springs to my daughter's in downtown Denver for...
11-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,308
Posted By BobbyG

All my bikes have front and rear flashers. A few...

All my bikes have front and rear flashers. A few years ago I started wearing front and rear flashers on my helmet at night. And a couple of years ago I started running the helmet lights during the...
11-13-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,574
Posted By BobbyG

Lighting. I commuted year-round for almost 30...

Lighting. I commuted year-round for almost 30 years half the year riding home in the dark, and I was always buying lights, lighting and reflective bits for my bikes.
11-13-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,627
Posted By BobbyG

Colorado. Agreed.

Colorado.

Agreed.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By BobbyG

I did a comparison of my three bikes four years...

I did a comparison of my three bikes four years ago: https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1117550-weighing.html
Here's the chart:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By BobbyG

I found this video. Don;t know how specific he...

I found this video. Don;t know how specific he gets.
https://youtu.be/x9fnCqf-_70
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By BobbyG

I have a MTB-based commuter and I bought a second...

I have a MTB-based commuter and I bought a second set of wheels for my MTB...used they were only $20 each!

I have my studded snow tires mounted on them for quick changes.
...
11-12-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,758
Posted By BobbyG

I've been very happy with the Niterider Lumina...

I've been very happy with the Niterider Lumina 900...$53 on Amazon. YOu mentioned a mountain bike. I don't know if this is bright enough for single track riding at night, but its more than enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By BobbyG

A front derailer with three cogs or gears. Like...

A front derailer with three cogs or gears. Like this:

https://handsonbike.blogspot.com/2011/11/journey-of-boardwalk-part-16-front.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By BobbyG

What about adding a front triple?

What about adding a front triple?
11-09-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,572
Posted By BobbyG

Daytime running lights. I was a daily, year-round...

Daytime running lights. I was a daily, year-round commuter, and although I had a full compliment of lights for commuting at night (see avatar photo), based on what I had read on bikeforums, a couple...
11-09-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,489
Posted By BobbyG

I still think of myself as a commuter, so I have...

I still think of myself as a commuter, so I have gladly added a little bike weight in exchange for a little comfort, safety or convenience.
11-07-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, but do you dress left or dress right?

Yes, but do you dress left or dress right?
11-06-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse.

Glad it wasn't worse.
11-06-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By BobbyG

It doesn't get any stranger than at :40 when the...

It doesn't get any stranger than at :40 when the British announcer uses the phrase "keeping your pecker up", which now would mean something very different.
11-06-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,058
Posted By BobbyG

Not what you had in mind, but I put this together...

Not what you had in mind, but I put this together three years ago...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPNdmlKj_Y
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By BobbyG

Looks like a few bus stops by Southlands Mall,...

Looks like a few bus stops by Southlands Mall, but they seem to all head west along Smokey Hills Road...not a lot of coverage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
Posted By BobbyG

OMG That is brilliant!

OMG That is brilliant!
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By BobbyG

Back in the 1990's I used an inexpensive outdoor...

Back in the 1990's I used an inexpensive outdoor grill cover...the kind for rectangular grills, not round. some have with velcro ties at the bottom to cinch it snug to the grill, and these helped...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By BobbyG

I was a daily commuter in Colorado Springs. I...

I was a daily commuter in Colorado Springs. I eventually bought a cheap 2nd set of wheels for $20 each (even the 7-speed rear) and mounted the studded tires on them. Then on snow days it was a quick...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By BobbyG

YES! ...

YES!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfyQUlfzOFU
https://youtu.be/FU1TicrJvfM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW_kzKoDtd8
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By BobbyG

Neoprene works for some, but not for all. I...

Neoprene works for some, but not for all. I tried Neoprene a few times and it causes my hands to sweat. Below freezing that made them colder. Like Phil_gretz I use layers. Even in cold I find I...
11-01-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,058
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commuted daily for 28 years. I have an...

I bike commuted daily for 28 years. I have an AirZound airhorn on each bike. It sounds like a handheld boat horn, but you pump it up with your bike pump.

I know it works even when car windows...
11-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By BobbyG

What kind of flats are you getting? If they...

What kind of flats are you getting?

If they are punctures, simple tire liners like Mr. Tuffy's or Slime will help. That's what I do.

If they are pinch flats, then tubeless should help stop...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By BobbyG

That is the most shock-absorbing way. Your body...

That is the most shock-absorbing way. Your body acts as an additional shock absorber.
10-30-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By BobbyG

I know you love the hills!

I know you love the hills!
Forum: Commuting
10-30-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By BobbyG

I have often put my laptop in a padded laptop bag...

I have often put my laptop in a padded laptop bag or case and put it in a Wald folding basket. The wires of the basket give a little, and more padding can be put at the bottom and sides. Make sure...
10-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By BobbyG

My last two action cams have had standard...

My last two action cams have had standard threaded 1/4" female receptacles. While I don't use a quick release to mount them on my helmet, there are many more mounting solutions for standard 1/4"...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By BobbyG

Great news! (about the commute)

Great news! (about the commute)
10-28-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,389
Posted By BobbyG

I've got one triple, two doubles and one 1x. ...

I've got one triple, two doubles and one 1x.

My triple (3x7) has the the highest and lowest gearing of my bikes and there's always a "right gear".

My doubles (2x6 and 2x8) have a large front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,863
Posted By BobbyG

I am still considering putting end-mounted brake...

I am still considering putting end-mounted brake levers on the bull-horn bars of my bike, but I wanted to keep things to a tight budget. So when I figured out I could use the levers that came with...
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