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Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By terceiro

The past couple of sales have excluded bikes, but...

The past couple of sales have excluded bikes, but I've read that some folks have used the sales on their bikes. Does anyone know if the Spring sale typically provides discounts on bicycles?

Oh,...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By terceiro

That's my assumption as well. Still, it makes the...

That's my assumption as well. Still, it makes the nice clean lines of the Alfine look like a gutted derailler. Alas.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By terceiro

I can do my own basic maintenance, and have...

I can do my own basic maintenance, and have friends who can help with everything else. And there are a couple of good LBSes in the area, just no REIs.

The problem isn't the mechanics of building...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By terceiro

New Novarra Fusion

So I want a new commuter bike with all the commuter bells and whistles, I don't have a ton of money and have even less time to fiddle with putting together a new bike. I was looking at the Breezer...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By terceiro

The first six weeks of a new baby sucks. Since...

The first six weeks of a new baby sucks. Since it's your first, you won't know how much it sucks until it's over and you look back and think, "damn, that was hard!" There's also the amazing rush of...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By terceiro

Are you serious? You'd like to ride your bike on...

Are you serious? You'd like to ride your bike on 128? Even with a physical barrier I can think of few places I'd enjoy less. You'll either be riding along with a parking lot of idling cars spewing...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-07, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By terceiro

You wipe it down with motor oil and then wax and...

You wipe it down with motor oil and then wax and then complain about it being slippery? ;)

For me, the beauty of the Brooks saddle is a mind-set. Once a cyclist figures out that you want to sit ON...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-07, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,550
Posted By terceiro

I'm 40 miles RT, but I'm off for some surgery...

I'm 40 miles RT, but I'm off for some surgery recovery and won't be back on my bike for a while. I might take it easy with a 10-mile bus ride in the middle, but I'll still be getting in 20-ish per...
Forum: Foo
09-07-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,304
Posted By terceiro

Besides, some folks (none of you, I'm sure) might...

Besides, some folks (none of you, I'm sure) might have a bazillion posts to the, say, Advocacy and Safety or Road Cycling forums and never in the Commuting forum except for an occasional misogynistic...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By terceiro

And if it helps any (probably doesn't, but I'll...

And if it helps any (probably doesn't, but I'll say it anyway), riding around Boston is a lot better than riding around in the suburbs. I lived in Lexington and cycling in Lexington (or Concord or...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By terceiro

I'm sure I would have used the sidewalk in your...

I'm sure I would have used the sidewalk in your circumstance, but I do want to point out that a quarter-mile, while a healthy distance for a ped is just a sneeze for a cyclist. If you're *really*...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,079
Posted By terceiro

Unless he was asking for advice on an entirely...

Unless he was asking for advice on an entirely different topic. It's like asking your best friend for encouragement before you ask your boss for a raise, and she instead tells you that you're getting...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-07, 09:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,079
Posted By terceiro

Perhaps he was asking for comments about the...

Perhaps he was asking for comments about the concern that a spouse (or, in his case, future spouse) might have about cycling. Instead of talking about her actual concern, most of the posts here have...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,147
Posted By terceiro

I don't want to hijack the thread, but I'm...

I don't want to hijack the thread, but I'm curious: why do you want a 'cross frame is you're not going to race it? I want a cross bike myself, but that's because I tell myself (unrealistically, alas)...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 09:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,079
Posted By terceiro

Wow. This thread has lowered my estimation of...

Wow. This thread has lowered my estimation of bikeforums posters pretty dramatically. I need to see if there's any way I can block certain users entirely. Sheesh: you guys suck.

I wish I could get...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,265
Posted By terceiro

I think that might become my new sig. Nice.

I think that might become my new sig. Nice.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,265
Posted By terceiro

I wish I could do a fake fall, a la the Italian...

I wish I could do a fake fall, a la the Italian soccer team, and use it in times like this: car buzzes you on an otherwise empty road, so I wobble and take a (serious-looking but otherwise harmless)...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,411
Posted By terceiro

I'm all for the funny responses, but I think I'll...

I'm all for the funny responses, but I think I'll probably just ignore them. I'll think all the funny ones in my head (so if I'm lucky I'll avoid eye contact but start giggling while they're yelling)...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By terceiro

I got mine from Lickbike.com for under $60...

I got mine from Lickbike.com for under $60 shipped. Excellent service, and, as far as I could tell, nice folks. Based in Chicago.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,079
Posted By terceiro

It occurred to me, since reading the other...

It occurred to me, since reading the other responses to this thread, that you might indeed be dealing with asking Michael Vick what he thinks of PETA. We're cyclists: anyone who thinks otherwise is...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,079
Posted By terceiro

Um, yeah. The "either change X or I won't marry...

Um, yeah. The "either change X or I won't marry you/will leave you" are a bad sign. I hope either you or she are exaggerating.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By terceiro

Why would 650B make a bike better? I think the...

Why would 650B make a bike better? I think the issue is tire width, not circumference. Or is there some reason why a real randonneur bike couldn't have 700c wheels?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By terceiro

It appears, right now, that the only result to a...

It appears, right now, that the only result to a search for "acorn saddlebag" returns only a guy selling a single leather strap. I'll bet the OP was looking for something a little larger ;)

Thanks...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By terceiro

It reminds me of the phrase I teach my children....

It reminds me of the phrase I teach my children. We repeat it like a mantra: "Drivers are dumb." I tell them that even I, their redoubtable father, am dumb when I'm driving. As a non-driver, you must...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By terceiro

First of all, for a quality saddle, the Brooks is...

First of all, for a quality saddle, the Brooks is surprisingly cheap, otherwise I wouldn't have jumped. Once I did, however, I was surprised to discover it was comfortable immediately. My wife, who...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By terceiro

Amen to that. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I...

Amen to that. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I read that damn article in the last BQ three times before I just shrugged and decided I'm simply not sophisticated enough.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,382
Posted By terceiro

Once you get the bill for the ride in the...

Once you get the bill for the ride in the ambulance, you'll hurt worse than the road rash. If you're opposed to suing now, you probably won't feel that way later. Glad to hear you're doing OK and...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-07, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By terceiro

+1 Broadway Bicycle School. But you might want to...

+1 Broadway Bicycle School. But you might want to try a weekday (rather than a weekend). They can get pretty busy on Sat-Sun.

They even have (theoretically) their own commuter bikes:...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By terceiro

I like this, but I'll bet even if they were in...

I like this, but I'll bet even if they were in full production (I'm presuming these are prototypes) they'd cost $100K. I'm doubtful that the cool factor outweighs the fact that they'd get the same...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,065
Posted By terceiro

Let's see, right now you don't own a bike and are...

Let's see, right now you don't own a bike and are now considering purchasing a fixie? Far be it from me to judge, but I think you'll regret following this trendy crowd. I'd recommend buying a geared...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By terceiro

Are you all measuring your cadence with a...

Are you all measuring your cadence with a cyclocomputer or are you simply estimating? Just curious. I'm debating whether to buy a new one or not (it's been many years since I've used one with any...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By terceiro

You don't want to know what my allergy drug...

You don't want to know what my allergy drug regimen looks like. My last month out-of-pocket was over $500 in medication (yes, that's nearly the cost of a new Kogswell P/R frame every damn month). Be...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By terceiro

If you're looking to build up your own 650B bike,...

If you're looking to build up your own 650B bike, check out Harris' super-cheap wheelset ($140!): http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels/584.html

I'm tempted to convert my steel road bike to a 650B...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,116
Posted By terceiro

A couple of decades ago I was young and stupid, I...

A couple of decades ago I was young and stupid, I got my kicks out of hollering "on your LEFT" when I passed folks. Occasionally, I'd have to pass someone on the right, and so I'd holler "on your...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,986
Posted By terceiro

If it makes you feel any better (since I have no...

If it makes you feel any better (since I have no advice), know that your willingness to endure such conditions is pretty inspirational. When I feel whiny about my commute, I can just think, "Well, if...
07-13-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,190
Posted By terceiro

Is it just me, or does this bike look sorta like...

Is it just me, or does this bike look sorta like an extra-long mixte? I think the lines are interesting, and it will probably be even more attractive than an xtracycle add-on once there are some nice...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,409
Posted By terceiro

CB HI: how did you get that rear fender on? I'm...

CB HI: how did you get that rear fender on? I'm desperate to find some way to get more coverage than some clip-ons, and it appears that you've fit some SKS P45s on your ride. How did you get it under...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,214
Posted By terceiro

Didn't we just have this discussion? Helmet, no...

Didn't we just have this discussion? Helmet, no helmet; did not, did too: blech.

I will say that if you have a hard time remembering your helmet, keep it on your handlebars or (if you aren't...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By terceiro

I have a metric crapload of bike/commute blogs I...

I have a metric crapload of bike/commute blogs I subscribe to via RSS. I'll get some good ideas and lots of inspiration and don't have to read deeply. RSS is your friend; I'm shocked by how few...
07-10-07, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By terceiro

I'll buy that diesel cars (and busses running on...

I'll buy that diesel cars (and busses running on petro-diesel) contribute 128 times more _ground_ pollution than cars, because most of that icky, black soot falls to the ground. I have no idea if it...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,129
Posted By terceiro

I was talking to a friend who works as a...

I was talking to a friend who works as a court-appointed lawyer. His take is that the bike-bell law is a) racially enforced, since he's never seen it applied to a white client, and b) used almost...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,180
Posted By terceiro

I share your directional dysfunction. I have...

I share your directional dysfunction. I have gotten lost riding a route I've done *three times* before. I just bought a GPS and it rocks. I know you said that it's out of your price range, but I...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-07, 06:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,134
Posted By terceiro

3 miles? I think you should be able to do a...

3 miles? I think you should be able to do a 3-mile commute in jeans without any problem. As others have said, if the pain is significant, try adjusting your saddle, not purchasing a new one. For...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,573
Posted By terceiro

This is a great thread. I've heard that...

This is a great thread. I've heard that POST-exercise stretching is good, but PRE-exercise stretching is more prone to produce injury than avoid it, btw. So you might consider a bit of post-exercise...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-07, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By terceiro

I'd never considered the dangers of a bungee...

I'd never considered the dangers of a bungee cord. I'll have to look for alternatives now. What's the cheapest/most reliable/safest alternative?
Forum: Commuting
06-17-07, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By terceiro

I think as a public-school teacher, subject...

I think as a public-school teacher, subject matter isn't the issue. kjmillig will also be responsible -- in addition to subject matter -- for teaching ethics, responsibility, and a bunch of other...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 11:54 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,560
Posted By terceiro

I'm a little wary of the study that says...

I'm a little wary of the study that says motorists give unhelmeted cyclists a wider berth. My wife admitted that she doesn't look close enough to see what's on their head: she's too busy making sure...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,560
Posted By terceiro

A helmet likely won't help much against a car,...

A helmet likely won't help much against a car, that's likely true. But my helmetedness has much more to do with interactions between a human scull and asphalt.

About twenty years ago(!), I was on...
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