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02-09-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Ditch the coaster bike idea unless you live in a...

Ditch the coaster bike idea unless you live in a perfectly flat area and time and/or distance traveled is of no concern. If neighborhood rides are all you want and the terrain is flat, a coaster bike...
02-09-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,132
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I've used Axiom Champlains for several years. I...

I've used Axiom Champlains for several years. I can't remember what they cost (probably not $50), and they may not even be available now if discontinued, but they've done very well and as far they...
02-09-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Rinse off the road salt from EVERYTHING and...

Rinse off the road salt from EVERYTHING and re-lube. If you've got the discipline for it you should be fine.
02-09-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 106,705
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Leather chaps and nothing else...

Leather chaps and nothing else...
02-09-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By MadCityCyclist

There 'ya go, most likely. Fit could be another...

There 'ya go, most likely. Fit could be another issue. Plus, if you're eight years older than your last big cycling memory, you should know that older age complicates things with the body and you...
02-09-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Beach bikes are made for riding on a flat...

Beach bikes are made for riding on a flat surface, at a very relaxed speed. That's pretty much it.

Comfort bikes and most hybrids will give you the upright riding style with more forward hand...
01-21-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By MadCityCyclist

The answer to cold weather is simple: thicker...

The answer to cold weather is simple: thicker socks and stronger beer.
01-21-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I respectfully disagree with your opinion of the...

I respectfully disagree with your opinion of the the Bar Mitts product. I have had them for two years and I have been nothing but severely disappointed in them. They allow far too much air in from...
01-21-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Last year, after a big blizzard I rode my fat...

Last year, after a big blizzard I rode my fat bike over a big frozen lake and saw two other fat bikes on it, and one more fat bike on the streets during the ride home. They are definitely going...
01-21-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By MadCityCyclist

The key word is "lite," but utility is utility....

The key word is "lite," but utility is utility. Pedal on, brother.
01-21-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Many of the panniers are designed to carry a full...

Many of the panniers are designed to carry a full grocery bag and still be able to close the latch down the top of the pannier, and they usually have a lot of reflective tape. Spend enough money and...
01-21-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By MadCityCyclist

You are right by looking as this as a lifestyle,...

You are right by looking as this as a lifestyle, and not simply "diet + exercise."
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 01:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,370
Posted By MadCityCyclist

This is a pic of my French steel fry pan. I made...

This is a pic of my French steel fry pan. I made a rather lucky find when coming across it, the commercial restaurant industry has plenty of cheaper imitations (they can be detected by their warped...
01-16-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By MadCityCyclist

"Fast and light" typically means a road bike or...

"Fast and light" typically means a road bike or an aluminum framed hybrid. Fixies are fairly light, but they aren't very fast.
01-16-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By MadCityCyclist

How would it be better: I imagine that most...

How would it be better: I imagine that most chicks would think it's sexy, as long as they don't know anything about bikes or bike theft.

Most women don't know anything about folding bikes, but...
01-16-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By MadCityCyclist

During the winter I use one of the lower weight...

During the winter I use one of the lower weight lubes and I clean & lube the chain after every ride home (I also use an old toothbrush to lube the cog each time). It helps prevent rust and I'm...
01-16-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By MadCityCyclist

The thinner tire is more efficient in terms of...

The thinner tire is more efficient in terms of rolling resistance/energy needed to travel, the wider tire will produce a smoother ride. I have a 700cc hybrid set up as a full-time utility bike, and...
01-09-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,766
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I clean & lube the chain and derailleur daily...

I clean & lube the chain and derailleur daily during the winter, but that's because of the ever-present road salts used up north this time of year. They even spray a pre-snow salt brine on the road...
01-09-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Guess I'm not the only one who listens to Beats...

Guess I'm not the only one who listens to Beats Antique, although I never listen to them while fat biking unless I'm hungover.
01-09-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Like everyone says, it depends on the snow. ...

Like everyone says, it depends on the snow.

Comparing a competitive skier to a regular fat bike rider won't work (there are no established professional fat bike riders in the field you want to...
Forum: Touring
01-09-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,370
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Try a French steel fry pan. Steel is less brittle...

Try a French steel fry pan. Steel is less brittle and lighter than cast iron, but it has the same heat distribution properties. It is also as non-stick and rust-proof as cast iron as long as it is...
01-09-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By MadCityCyclist

You're much farther along than most dieters....

You're much farther along than most dieters. Ultimately, successfully losing weight is a lifestyle change; the choices on what to eat and how much to eat (as well as when to exercise) come from a...
01-06-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,804
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Unless you are racing in the velodrome, get over...

Unless you are racing in the velodrome, get over yourself and buy a kickstand.
01-06-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Do a paleo diet - no processed sugar or flour,...

Do a paleo diet - no processed sugar or flour, etc. It's best if you know how to cook because you can't always find a commercial alternative. It also means giving up any high fructose corn syrup, but...
01-05-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By MadCityCyclist

It may depend on your sweat production, as well...

It may depend on your sweat production, as well as what your "shirt" layer is composed of.
01-05-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By MadCityCyclist

. You've got the life, enjoy it.

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You've got the life, enjoy it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By MadCityCyclist

One of the reasons I bought a Brompton was for...

One of the reasons I bought a Brompton was for its grocery cart mode, after which I found out that there are many physical limitations for such a thing. I still love my Brommie, I just never use it...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,357
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Rivendell bikes are a favorite of knowledgeable...

Rivendell bikes are a favorite of knowledgeable bike thieves, although I've heard that Rivendell has a stealth version available.
01-05-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Uh, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-05-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By MadCityCyclist

For modern-day celebrities the bar may be way too...

For modern-day celebrities the bar may be way too low, because all they have to do is ride a bike down one block and the paparazzi sh*t themselves.
01-03-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,635
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Your neighbors over in Wisconsin use them quite a...

Your neighbors over in Wisconsin use them quite a bit, especially after the temps drop under 20 degrees.
12-31-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By MadCityCyclist

For God's sake, you don't stick the bike in a...

For God's sake, you don't stick the bike in a corner and walk away, just leave it in the bag and wear it like a messenger bag or if sitting, put it by your seat. I've occasionally kept mine under the...
12-30-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Trust me on this one: get a folding bike. With...

Trust me on this one: get a folding bike. With the right model, you can take it inside with you anywhere, including the bars. Not only that, it can be a serious chick magnet.

By being able to...
12-30-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By MadCityCyclist

N+1 riders often ride much more, and use their...

N+1 riders often ride much more, and use their bikes for many more functions, than the average rider or even the above-average rider.

Do you do all of your shopping on a bike? I mean ALL of your...
12-30-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Not too sure about dynamo lights in winter...

Not too sure about dynamo lights in winter conditions. For the record, I've never used them (I do own one, but never installed it), however, I've ridden every day in winter for the past two years....
Forum: Touring
12-30-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,966
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I developed my own solution; I taught myself how...

I developed my own solution; I taught myself how to sew (not usually the first thing a heterosexual guy learns to do) and created my own sun shield, which is pretty close to what your modified sun...
12-22-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By MadCityCyclist

That's why I bought a fat bike...

That's why I bought a fat bike...
12-22-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,173
Posted By MadCityCyclist

That is seen from time to time in Madison, a...

That is seen from time to time in Madison, a bicycle-friendly city. It's usually a homeless person, a scraper, or someone who lives in one part of town but has two jobs in a different part of town....
12-22-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,099
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Some of your reasons could be inter-related. For...

Some of your reasons could be inter-related. For example, your diet probably has a lot of sugar and HFCS in it, especially if you eat unhealthy meals (which most likely also means you don't cook your...
12-20-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I don't suppose you could take a pic of the white...

I don't suppose you could take a pic of the white thing in the mount. I always wondered what that was for, and I wouldn't mind trying it out.
12-16-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,408
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Fat bikes are no more of a fad than mountain...

Fat bikes are no more of a fad than mountain bikes, folding bikes, or fixed gear bikes, they're simply a little newer....and more popular than with just a small segment of society or a particular...
12-16-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,437
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Kryptonite had a well-publicized issue with their...

Kryptonite had a well-publicized issue with their locks which was fixed a while ago....but if you're using a cable lock it won't matter, because the cables themselves are easily defeated by most bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I first thought my fat bike would be a winter...

I first thought my fat bike would be a winter bike, then I kept riding during the spring, on group/social rides, then all summer, then as a utility bike, etc. Despite their monstrous appearance, they...
12-13-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I just bought the Showers Pass Touring Jacket,...

I just bought the Showers Pass Touring Jacket, because it was breathable but much more waterproof than most of their other winter jackets, plus it has some massive vents in it. I'm pretty happy with...
12-11-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,937
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I think one of the reasons why the Superflash is...

I think one of the reasons why the Superflash is so attention-getting is because the strobe pattern mimics that of emergency vehicles more than any other flashing light.

Before the Superflash had...
12-11-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I've used several SuperFlashes, it seems that...

I've used several SuperFlashes, it seems that with daily use (including winter in the north) they fail after 18 months or so. Twice now something went bad with the sensor you press down on to...
12-10-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,865
Posted By MadCityCyclist

Keep in mind that anything you keep on the bike...

Keep in mind that anything you keep on the bike when it's stored outside could freeze.

My first winter commuting I kept a small can of Fix-A-Flat in one of the panniers, with the idea that if I...
12-09-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By MadCityCyclist

It's just like when people turn a MTB into a...

It's just like when people turn a MTB into a commuter. It will work, but it's not the best tool for the job.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By MadCityCyclist

I must admit I've thought about doing the same...

I must admit I've thought about doing the same thing, but not in conjunction with mass transit. Given the Montague's tire size I wouldn't want to be squeezing it between a bunch of seated or standing...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,043
Posted By MadCityCyclist

That's one of the reasons I bought a Brompton. If...

That's one of the reasons I bought a Brompton. If I go somewhere I just fold up the bike and take it with me.

I am surprised, however. I see so many bikes locked up with nothing but a cable lock...
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