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Forum: Commuting
04-01-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,738
Posted By dwr1961

Don't shop at REI much anymore. I've been a...

Don't shop at REI much anymore. I've been a member for 25 years or so - dating back to my younger days when backpacking was something I enjoyed. Nowaadays, for cycling gear, I find their goods to be...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By dwr1961

You've got class - and balls - Sammyboy. You did...

You've got class - and balls - Sammyboy. You did the right thing.
06-09-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,601
Posted By dwr1961

Blackburn FP-1, though I think they're getting...

Blackburn FP-1, though I think they're getting hard to find.

http://www.artscyclery.com/descpage-3620.html
06-06-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By dwr1961

Boise, Idaho. The weather here is (usually) dry...

Boise, Idaho. The weather here is (usually) dry and mild. The locals cling doggedly to their guns and religion... And hunting IS a religion up here.

If it matters, Idaho is about the reddest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By dwr1961

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A0344 ...

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A0344

Try this...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By dwr1961

First of all, welcome! You have indeed come to...

First of all, welcome! You have indeed come to the right place. You are about to get a wide range of opinions from a lot of different places, so hang on to your hat. I'll give you mime now, for what...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,580
Posted By dwr1961

If you're handy enough to build up a frame, then...

If you're handy enough to build up a frame, then get a BD bike. Disassemble it, re-grease and re-torque everything, and true-up the wheels. I think you'll do better cost-wise than trying to build up...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By dwr1961

Hey, congratulations! Believe it or not, you're...

Hey, congratulations! Believe it or not, you're on your way...

I started commuting 11 years ago. There was a "hill" near the end (about 100 yards at 15% grade) that I had to walk up -even with a...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By dwr1961

A new chapter begins... Let us know how the...

A new chapter begins... Let us know how the commute goes, OK?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,935
Posted By dwr1961

http://www.lezyne.com/products/hand-pumps/micro-fl...

http://www.lezyne.com/products/hand-pumps/micro-floor-drive-hp.html

Straight from the source - and better than I can do with my own photography skills!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,935
Posted By dwr1961

Yes - and the mounting bracket is well...

Yes - and the mounting bracket is well thought-out, too. The Topeak is mostly plastic; the Lezyne is all metal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,935
Posted By dwr1961

Listen carefully: Lezyne Micro Floor Drive...

Listen carefully:

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP... Same idea as the RoadMorph, (I own two of those) only better in every possible way except price.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By dwr1961

Oh, and here's a link for the Lezyne Pressure...

Oh, and here's a link for the Lezyne Pressure Drive S at a decent price:
http://www.harborcountrybike.com/LEZYNE_PRESSURE_DRIVE_S_120_PSI_170MM_p/pump1406.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By dwr1961

I have a Lezyne Pressure Drive S (along with a...

I have a Lezyne Pressure Drive S (along with a couple other Lezyne pumps). It is small and you CAN get an honest 100psi out of one without your arm falling off. I checked with my AccuGauge. It does...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwr1961

Ride one for more than 45 minutes, and you'll...

Ride one for more than 45 minutes, and you'll know why... As Mzeffex pointed out, they're not designed for comfort. Also, you'd better be a smooth and confident bike handler. The short wheelbase and...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By dwr1961

You are hardcore, Rich! Congratulations on your...

You are hardcore, Rich! Congratulations on your "improved" lifestyle... And welcome to Bike Forums.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,684
Posted By dwr1961

I live in Goatheadland, where no tire can escape...

I live in Goatheadland, where no tire can escape an occasional puncture. However, Schwalbe Marathon Plus is the closest thing to being puncture-proof in this neck of the woods (or more accurately,...
06-04-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,595
Posted By dwr1961

No. I think you saw what you said you saw... (say...

No. I think you saw what you said you saw... (say that fast three times).

IF there was a tiny hole in the sidewall, just above the tire bead, then the tube would exit the tire near the inside base...
06-04-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,595
Posted By dwr1961

I'm saying that, yes, an amazingly huge,...

I'm saying that, yes, an amazingly huge, balloon-like section of tube can exit through a tiny hole in the tire's sidewall. 120+ psi will do that.

Strange, but true... Ask me how I know. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-04-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By dwr1961

Congratulations! Let the adventure begin... ...

Congratulations! Let the adventure begin...

And we're waiting for pics.
06-04-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By dwr1961

As far as being within the working range of the...

As far as being within the working range of the 6500 derailleur, I'd say it will work. Shimano specifies that a 27-tooth cog is the upper limit for that model, but they're pretty conservative in...
06-04-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,595
Posted By dwr1961

Take a really, really careful look at the...

Take a really, really careful look at the sidewall of the tire. A tiny hole or tear (that can't be readily seen) can cause the tube to push through and blow out in the manner you described.

The...
06-02-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By dwr1961

I guess I'd like to know what you were told up...

I guess I'd like to know what you were told up front, what you agreed to, and what you understood to be the case when you left... If you were surprised by what the LBS did, then something isn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,307
Posted By dwr1961

I started a thread on this a couple of years ago...

I started a thread on this a couple of years ago in A & S... I made the mistake of mentioning that most of the wrong-way riders I saw were also helmetless. It started one of those safety-guy vs....
05-25-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,563
Posted By dwr1961

A few thoughts... Go ahead and ride on the...

A few thoughts...

Go ahead and ride on the installed tube that's holding air. Worst case, it'll give up the ghost on your first ride, but more likely it won't... I've actually seen tube/tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By dwr1961

I'm gonna make a radical suggestion: Go to a bike...

I'm gonna make a radical suggestion: Go to a bike shop and test ride a few bikes. You'll learn what a hybrid is; what bullhorns and drop-bars feel like; what sort - and size - of bike fits you best. ...
05-23-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By dwr1961

Once you get your "basic" tools, I'd recommend...

Once you get your "basic" tools, I'd recommend this place for some of your more "exotic" needs:

http://www.biketoolsetc.com

Caution: browsing this site can form a serious tool addiction... They...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By dwr1961

I've dealt with a few BD bikes, too. Same stuff...

I've dealt with a few BD bikes, too. Same stuff your local LBS gets - Just without the TLC of local hands applied. If a guy knows how to wrench, they can be a good deal.

You must work for a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By dwr1961

The word of the day is "Rema"... German...

The word of the day is "Rema"... German engineering brought to bear on one of the world's most annoying problems.
05-22-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By dwr1961

A good wheelset (like Mavic Aksiums) can take...

A good wheelset (like Mavic Aksiums) can take normal wear with no problems. Hard to know if the "chip" and "deep scratches" are anything serious without pictures... However, REI (in my experience at...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By dwr1961

As Trekker just said, "Bide your time..." With a...

As Trekker just said, "Bide your time..." With a road bike, it's very important that you ride before you buy. Fit and handling can only be tweaked a little bit (compared to other styles), so you'd...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By dwr1961

Thanks for updating us on your adventure... Now...

Thanks for updating us on your adventure... Now pull the trigger :)

Uh, we're also expecting pix...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By dwr1961

Congratulations on the new bikes! BD certainly...

Congratulations on the new bikes! BD certainly has its' drawbacks, but price isn't one of them. If you're comfortable with basic wrenching and their policies on payment, shipping, customer service...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,648
Posted By dwr1961

Take every recommendation for "comfort" with a...

Take every recommendation for "comfort" with a huge grain of salt. Shorts (along with shoes, saddles and pedals) are an area where "one man's pleasure is another man's pain"...

Good luck! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By dwr1961

Whatever you do, go easier than you think you...

Whatever you do, go easier than you think you need... A week is just short enough that it's easy to "put the hammer down" like old times - but your body obviously isn't ready for that! Especially...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By dwr1961

Make sure you actually "test ride" whatever pack...

Make sure you actually "test ride" whatever pack you're planning to buy. I've found that (just like shorts, shoes and saddles) one cyclist's pleasure can definitely be another's pain.

As mentioned...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By dwr1961

If Platypus ever runs out, you can try these... ...

If Platypus ever runs out, you can try these...

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pkesc5/kenda_s-5_schwinn_24/pp.htm

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pikolq/innova_cloud_nine_city_tire/pp.htm
Forum: Commuting
05-21-10, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By dwr1961

If you value speed, get CO2... If you value...

If you value speed, get CO2... If you value certainty get a pump. Anything made by Lezyne is awesome.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-10, 04:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,673
Posted By dwr1961

The guy probably had his IPod cranked up, eyes...

The guy probably had his IPod cranked up, eyes half-closed... Damn, The bass response on these new earbuds is awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By dwr1961

Wow... I'm glad that I live in the USA! This "hit...

Wow... I'm glad that I live in the USA! This "hit or miss" thing on duties and taxes would drive me nuts. I guess that's one price to be paid for socialism.

God Bless America
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By dwr1961

Nice to hear about a shop that willingly does...

Nice to hear about a shop that willingly does what it's supposed to do...

And congratulations on the new additions to your family!
Forum: Commuting
05-16-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,523
Posted By dwr1961

Must be a Darwinian thing...

Must be a Darwinian thing...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By dwr1961

The knowledge you'll gain from a "DIY" project is...

The knowledge you'll gain from a "DIY" project is certainly worth a lot. However, unless you have a lot of expert help, tools and resources (BF for one!), then the road is fraught with potential...
05-16-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By dwr1961

I feel your pain, Trouble... I had almost...

I feel your pain, Trouble...

I had almost the exact thing happen on my Ultegra 6500 right shifter about three years ago... 15,000 miles of wear-and-tear did it in. Sticker shock drove me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,981
Posted By dwr1961

Jerks like this guy seem to be evenly distributed...

Jerks like this guy seem to be evenly distributed across the planet. Report them when you can; avoid them whenever you can... They are looking for trouble and BEG you to give it to them...

Don't...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,523
Posted By dwr1961

My thoughts exactly... Even dumb teen drivers...

My thoughts exactly... Even dumb teen drivers "get it."
05-16-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,842
Posted By dwr1961

When it comes to sun exposure, I'm too white for...

When it comes to sun exposure, I'm too white for my own good... Thus, I wear sunscreen if I'm gonna be out in intense UV for protracted periods.

It's worth noting that the early morning and...
05-16-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,973
Posted By dwr1961

I squeeze a couple drops of Shimano Slippery Spit...

I squeeze a couple drops of Shimano Slippery Spit into cable housings on an occasional basis.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By dwr1961

Chainline shouldn't really be an issue unless you...

Chainline shouldn't really be an issue unless you end up on the big chainring / big cog (or vice versa)... Shifting through the rear cogset allows for smaller changes in gearing - generally keeping...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By dwr1961

Congratulations. You've had a pretty full range...

Congratulations. You've had a pretty full range of experiences for your first commute! Adjusting to the physical effort, brainless hecklers, exposure to the weather, and exposure to the elements is...
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