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Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By nick__45

Very sad. Is Hartwood Road a busy one? What...

Very sad.
Is Hartwood Road a busy one?
What about Poplar Road? I'm asking because I'm thinking about riding from DC to Fredericksburg and would probably take Poplar and Truslow for the last leg...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By nick__45

my commuting days are over

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2008/062008/06232008/389655

after a cyclist killed in a neighboring town and my experience with cagers refuse to yield or even wait to pass me safely, i'll hang...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By nick__45

and the fare is outrageously high for the...

and the fare is outrageously high for the service. unless you're traveling a long way, you're spending more money on fare than on gas. your only saving is on parking. i can't stand paying to park,...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By nick__45

i took a day off today to rest my legs. i've...

i took a day off today to rest my legs. i've been riding 6-7 each way for commute and another 15 for exercise on heavy steel bikes and gym clothes. i am the ultimate commuter at my company.

i...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By nick__45

i am over VA ~30 from Waldorf. You may want to...

i am over VA ~30 from Waldorf. You may want to check out Bike Doctor, they over 500 bikes there. This place is huge and there is a warehouse attached to the side that store tons more bikes.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By nick__45

i was refering to the high level of customer...

i was refering to the high level of customer service and a super great selection.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By nick__45

you better be because unhappy bicycle commuter go...

you better be because unhappy bicycle commuter go back being cager with a big grudge.;)
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,504
Posted By nick__45

it got sands blown into my eyes today riding in...

it got sands blown into my eyes today riding in the evening. the guy didn't see me. however, i do know of cases where they blow stuffs at bicyclist on purpose.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By nick__45

i found a good lbs

it's 35 miles away, same distant as my not my friendly lbses. this shop is 10 times bigger and carry a lot of bikes. they have more bikes than most people can handling gawking, but they usually...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By nick__45

totally agree with you. every time i visit a...

totally agree with you. every time i visit a bike shop, i see customers bringing bikes to have a tune-up costing upward 200 bucks. a bike is suppose to be low maintenance. i have older bikes with...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By nick__45

yeah, you need another bike. since you don't own...

yeah, you need another bike. since you don't own a car, i'd get 2 bikes if i were you. however, the price portion is a tough call, something i can't even answer for myself. i really like to get a...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By nick__45

mobil 1 is a champ. i put in in an old simple...

mobil 1 is a champ. i put in in an old simple green spray bottle and spray my chain from time to time as it gets pretty hot here. but wd40 mixed with lithium grease seem to stay on a lot longer and...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By nick__45

i use a combination of lithium white grease...

i use a combination of lithium white grease bought from walmart and mix it with wd40. i have never have to change a chain or have a mal****ion before. i don't ride as much as people here until...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By nick__45

hey OP how much is this bike you want to...

hey OP

how much is this bike you want to buy? what do you already have? everyone needs at least 2 bikes in case you have a blow out tire while another bike is in the shop for tune-up. 3 bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By nick__45

oh, check out your local thift store to see if...

oh, check out your local thift store to see if you find a bike that fit you. you'll be surprise what they may have. the good part is that most bikes will cost less than 20 dollars and you wont have...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By nick__45

i haven't been out of the bike scene for sometime...

i haven't been out of the bike scene for sometime and it seems all bikes are aluminum. they are light as hell. but now everyone seems to want steel bikes, which are costlier apparently. they are...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By nick__45

i really like the wingra. i test rode it and...

i really like the wingra. i test rode it and fell in love with it. my situation now doesn't allow another bike as i have 4 now; a bmx, 10 speed, a mountain bike, and a woman beach cruiser. all...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By nick__45

in that case i'll get another set for my 10...

in that case i'll get another set for my 10 speed; 26 inches is so out of style now it is hard to find tires with kevlar lining. i may have to get separate puncture protection lining.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By nick__45

or get a tandem bike.

or get a tandem bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By nick__45

i actually extend my route from 3 miles to 6...

i actually extend my route from 3 miles to 6 miles to avoid traffic. the scenery is much better, the people are much better, and there is almost no traffic. i get may be 4 cars pass me the total of...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By nick__45

some day our tax dollars will pave the roads for...

some day our tax dollars will pave the roads for bikers. we'll survive when all others crumble next to the suv and big truck.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By nick__45

what a slacker.

what a slacker.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By nick__45

my 20 dollars schwin helmet is just as good, if...

my 20 dollars schwin helmet is just as good, if not better looking, than some 100+ dollars helmet. it is very cool since i rode in 100+ degree and don't feel the heat that much. the design, fit...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By nick__45

they are 20" for BMX bikes; not knobby but rather...

they are 20" for BMX bikes; not knobby but rather like hybrid. the label states that this is independent bike shop manufacture.

yes, i know commuting with BMX is not ideal but my area is not bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By nick__45

how good is pyramid tires

i just picked up 2 bmx tires called pyramid for 10 bucks each from lbs. i like the street slick appearance and like to know how look they are for riding.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 05:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,958
Posted By nick__45

exactly. they'll be so gone so fast it is not...

exactly. they'll be so gone so fast it is not funny. any damage to their car will be very minor and won't hit a radar so authorities won't be able to track them down.

believe it or not, riding...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By nick__45

i am @ 22485 of VA. i think there is a shop over...

i am @ 22485 of VA. i think there is a shop over in maryland. the website is the best i have seen of any shop. new bikes bought there are warranty for life on performance adjustment such as brake,...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 05:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By nick__45

got a flat today.

got a flat today.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By nick__45

help me evaluate this bike please.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/698738971.html

not sure if it is a good deal if the bike is good. what was the msrp and when was it produced?
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By nick__45

this makes me want to install a camera on my bike...

this makes me want to install a camera on my bike for this purpose. a hit and run leaving someone hurt like this sound like a $50k settlement, which should be enough for good therapy, good bike, and...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By nick__45

got a flat tire today.

tires and tubes are 12 yo. back one went flat today, a big pop as i made a sharp turn. 2 hrs before that i pumped it to ~65 psi as recommended, which could have caused the old tube to be over...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By nick__45

OP here, i envy you guys for having lbs...

OP here,

i envy you guys for having lbs blocks away. the closet lbs is about 35 miles from me. i couldn't bike it if i try since there is no side shoulder or bike path. if there is a lbs close...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,397
Posted By nick__45

it's 100+ here and i still ride. i put nice in...

it's 100+ here and i still ride. i put nice in my camel pack and it cool me down. then the ice water does the rest.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 06:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By nick__45

OP here, it is hard for me to believe that...

OP here,

it is hard for me to believe that bike store admission requires a purchase every time we walk in. how can someone buy a new bike every time they wandered into a bike shop when their...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By nick__45

i am trying to find out from seller now. he...

i am trying to find out from seller now. he didn't list model, just brand and size.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By nick__45

OP here, i am glad i am not the only one...

OP here,

i am glad i am not the only one experiencing this problem. i thought it was something about me they didn't like so i immediately sniff my armpits to make sure "I AM SURE."

from...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By nick__45

it looks pretty new in the photo. the dude said...

it looks pretty new in the photo. the dude said something about using it only 1 year. but i can't tell if he's original owner. even throwing in the helmet, which is another 3 bucks right there if...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By nick__45

bad experience at bike stores

man...service is not what i anticipated. no fitting, no chit chat on what i use it for for offer advice or suggestion, and just plain cold shoulder attitude. i always thought all bike shop have...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By nick__45

i see a used one going for 100 bucks. that's...

i see a used one going for 100 bucks. that's almost insane cheap.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,185
Posted By nick__45

it cost only 15 dollars a year per vehicle to...

it cost only 15 dollars a year per vehicle to change oil and filter. 30 if you want to go synthetic. each tire cost about 100 for a 16 inch size. all four tires should last 80 miles, with rotation...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By nick__45

otter, the thread you link is a total...

otter,

the thread you link is a total disappointment. nothing but a lot of talk and barely any pic.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By nick__45

otter, the thread you link is a total...

otter,

the thread you link is a total disappointment. nothing but a lot of talk and no pics.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By nick__45

fake/cheap fuji bike

are there more than one type of fuji bike? i saw an ad for one listed very cheap. i thought fuji cost a lot.

are there department store versions of fuji?
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By nick__45

thanks. i was searching for and didn't find it.

thanks. i was searching for and didn't find it.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,214
Posted By nick__45

dynasty bikes

i got a hand me down dynasty mtb with road tire. it must be about 15+ years old because i got it 12 years ago. how good are dynasty bikes? are they department store or specialized shop bikes?
...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By nick__45

commuter pron

i like to get some idea on building/setting up my commuter. i like to see what's your setup are. please post pics.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,999
Posted By nick__45

so a mountain bike w/ slick can go 15-20 mph on...

so a mountain bike w/ slick can go 15-20 mph on surface road with a average rider doing average cruising speed? that is pretty cool?

what's a typical weight for a mountain bike in a 500 dollar...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By nick__45

what other bikes did you try before picking the...

what other bikes did you try before picking the globe? what you paid for it?

i am undecided between globe, trek 7.2, and gary fisher wingra.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,172
Posted By nick__45

Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By nick__45

are you pedaling through town or desert road. in...

are you pedaling through town or desert road. in either case, a best first aid kit is a good cellphone fully charged using a best reliable service provider. we pay handsomely for our service plan...
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