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Posted By TransitBiker

Modern dyno hubs are very efficient, and most...

Modern dyno hubs are very efficient, and most light kits come with batteries that get charged as you ride on top of powering the lights. My bike has front & rear lights, and adding two smaller ones...
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Posted By TransitBiker

Axle area mount...

my uptown casts a tiny bit of a shadow from the dyno light mounted on fork crown. Not in my field of view at all. Now... I do have a dyno hub... if I got the right hub (it will need replacing...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15,229
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Posted By TransitBiker

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x750/af5f753d_e4d4_4cbc_8f0b_bba69ea973e6_dcd7cf1e1a40ef44c7ba58ece9363e256a4dca1a.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,464
Posted By TransitBiker

This in the one I use on the rear wheel. I have...

This in the one I use on the rear wheel. I have legit run over broken bottles and auto glass shards & no puncture. In fact, before I changed to this tire, in 6 months I got 3 flats. 5 years later on...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,464
Posted By TransitBiker

I couudht get the link to work. Updated my post....

I couudht get the link to work. Updated my post. To find leak, use soapy water & put pressure in.

to summarise... my recommendation:
...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,464
Posted By TransitBiker

Budget aside, Id avoid anything accessories wise...

Budget aside, Id avoid anything accessories wise that bear the Schwinn brand. Its all brand x stuff licenced to use the brand name. The sealant in the tubes is bad for wheel balance, and can leak...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15,229
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Posted By TransitBiker

Ahoy! My Breezer Uptown Infinity is doing well. ...

Ahoy! My Breezer Uptown Infinity is doing well. Needs new rear rim from previous brake pad set being dried out & rock hard. I was picking metal out of those pads almost daily. New pads working...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15,229
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Posted By TransitBiker

Have you considered a different seat? Ive found...

Have you considered a different seat? Ive found that firmer, more trim seats make for an easier time for lower back & buns... just a thought!

- Andy
07-02-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

So yeah, stop means stop & red means stop. Don't...

So yeah, stop means stop & red means stop. Don't blame me if you get hit or cited. Acting so self centric is a very stupid way to live, I might add. We aren't two years old, let's act it, huh?
...
06-30-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

Running a red light here basically means two...

Running a red light here basically means two things. One, you get hit/cause a huge pileup. Two, the light doesn't pick your bike up on the magnetic sensor loops.
The second one happens sometimes...
06-27-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

I apologize for using "super" so many times in...

I apologize for using "super" so many times in one post. It seems to automatically start typing/pronouncing itself when a large amount of cow patty and otherwise stupid nonsense requires a language...
06-26-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

Wow.

Wow. I go on a short vacation and my inbox has a thread update with 3000 pages of nonsense about champ cars and frapachino law.

Unless it's clearly unsafe, I ride in lane, with traffic. ...
06-07-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 28,884
Posted By TransitBiker

For one, there are too many options, and many...

For one, there are too many options, and many legal variations that may or may not classify these as a motor vehicle (legitimate or not). Then you have the hub vs bottom bracket power. Hub power is...
05-22-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

Riding on the shoulder of an interstate sounds...

Riding on the shoulder of an interstate sounds like a really bad idea. Around here cyclists, carriages & pedestrians are prohibited from entering both the turnpike and interstates. Some areas have...
05-22-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

These stops would be for the folks that need such...

These stops would be for the folks that need such a spot, not recreational riders. Like, no offense intended here, but i take issue with the rail to trail movement and folks that focus on fair...
05-21-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

Also, i motion that we start a cyclist oriented...

Also, i motion that we start a cyclist oriented chain of rest stops called "idaho stop" with potato based meals & utensils etc. There could be a mechanic shop, a place to order/purchase parts and...
05-21-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,555
Posted By TransitBiker

I have witnessed it several times in the last 3...

I have witnessed it several times in the last 3 months as the weather has warmed up. My reaction: "thanks for making law abiding cyclists like me look bad ***hole". My girlfriend notes "wow, the...
05-21-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By TransitBiker

Documentary on walk/bike to school

Docu film i just watched most of on PBS called "the slow way home". Very good stuff for the cycling advocacy crowd, as well as complete streets advocates.

slowwayhome...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By TransitBiker

I was riding the brakes on fairly steep...

I was riding the brakes on fairly steep downhills. Oops!

The rims are not the bad guy here, the way I was using super hard brake pads is the problem. I have since corrected my technique. I also...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By TransitBiker

Thank you for the input, how are you doing these...

Thank you for the input, how are you doing these days? back on 2 wheels yet?



Mhm. I did find some decent brake pads which are on my uptown now, and something like those would be what i'd be...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-16, 01:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By TransitBiker

Um this isn't "for me". I wanted people's...

Um this isn't "for me". I wanted people's impressions & opinions. :)

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
12-31-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By TransitBiker

Fuji Touring (2015 model)

So, opinions?

Fuji Bikes | LIFESTYLE | CROSS TERRAIN | TOURING (http://www.fujibikes.com/bike/details/touring-)

http://www.cyclingabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Fuji-Touring-2016-1.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By TransitBiker

Active snow? Probably about 1-2 minutes per mile...

Active snow? Probably about 1-2 minutes per mile on the breezer. I try to not go out if it's super heavy falling snow, because people tend to not be able to see me. Unlike rain or fog, snow can...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

Yeah, it's likely the one i'll end up with, i...

Yeah, it's likely the one i'll end up with, i even like the color! :D



Yeah, i think what some are missing is the 8 lbs less bike weight and 15% increase in drivetrain efficiency. I mean, the...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

Well, i FOUND the fuji toruing, it was moved! ...

Well, i FOUND the fuji toruing, it was moved!

Fuji Bikes | LIFESTYLE | CROSS TERRAIN | TOURING (http://www.fujibikes.com/bike/details/touring-)

I would like discs, but not sure if the fork...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-15, 12:18 PM
Forum: Commuting
12-29-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 44,882
Posted By TransitBiker

Batteries are a waste, dyno hubs are really the...

Batteries are a waste, dyno hubs are really the way to go if practicable for your wheel/fork etc.

That said, i love my headlight. It's the Lumotech Lyt LED, Standlight, Auto Sensor, w/ Switch. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,961
Posted By TransitBiker

When the bike starts having problems is my...

When the bike starts having problems is my immediate answer. I rely on a friction fluid drive, which is affected by temperature at the extremes - ones no one wants to be outside in in the first...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,009
Posted By TransitBiker

I take comfort in the knowledge that the other...

I take comfort in the knowledge that the other drivers think these people are idiots too.

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
12-29-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

I just found that ASI has refreshed their 3...

I just found that ASI has refreshed their 3 flagship brands (SE, Fuji, Breezer). The touring is no longer available. Also, the tripel no longer has a coaster brake, which means I'd have to lay out...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

My thought is this: if i ever get a...

My thought is this: if i ever get a trike/something to pull the kids with in a trailer, I'd get the N380.

My watts of input at pedal are going to be far more with a belt & gear hub or cassette vs...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,510
Posted By TransitBiker

That sounds like a great idea for those with...

That sounds like a great idea for those with longer rides & those that ride in any weather!

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

I'm not putting a new hub on the breezer. I...

I'm not putting a new hub on the breezer. I can't change the crank length due to torque input limits on the n360. I'm thinking of getting a trekking bike with road drivetrain and disc brakes,...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

The one I have was NOS scratch/dent. Its frame...

The one I have was NOS scratch/dent. Its frame was damaged in shipping and replaced with an uptown 8 frame.



No, other expenses took priority. Actually I have and stay with my new (5 months...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,017
Posted By TransitBiker

Re-thinking my strategy, changing priorities

The uptown has been great. It's also slower than I'd like. It kicks butt for hauling stuff. Unfortunately it does not haul ass (aside from my own ;) ). I've been thinking that I should next get a...
08-24-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,599
Posted By TransitBiker

I believe ASI dropped the uptown infinity with...

I believe ASI dropped the uptown infinity with the last breezer lineup refresh. They didn't sell well enough.

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
07-23-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,379
Posted By TransitBiker

Having crashed while wearing my old nutcase (kept...

Having crashed while wearing my old nutcase (kept the shell) onto the side of my head at 20 mph, I can say the choice was not for fashion. I don't give a flying front door about how I look to...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,379
Posted By TransitBiker

The shell protects your head from road rash after...

The shell protects your head from road rash after the foam has broken. I have a "traditional" Fuji brand helmet that is very light & fits my head very well. I hope I never go down in traffic with...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,037
Posted By TransitBiker

Totally. Far more useful than even I thought. ...

Totally. Far more useful than even I thought. Mainly got them for airport checkpoints .The newer bistros have improved padding, and improved protection, as well as adjustable heel strap. Looking...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,988
Posted By TransitBiker

Well, I'm not getting a second wheel set. The...

Well, I'm not getting a second wheel set. The cost of getting a second dyno & second N360 plus rims, tires, tubes, spokes & having it built would be more than a new SE Tripel. My plan is to get a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,988
Posted By TransitBiker

Well, the oem rear blew out, so I got a kenda...

Well, the oem rear blew out, so I got a kenda kwik trax 26x1.75 on rear. That blew out too, but it and the oem front tire were great in light snow & slush. Hard pack snow & ice both need better...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,806
Posted By TransitBiker

Mine does not have the frame lock, but I only...

Mine does not have the frame lock, but I only lock it to itself with the u lock if nothing else is available. Otherwise I lock it to a sturdy fixed object. I'm definitely in the market for frame...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By TransitBiker

Penndot wants YOUR input!

Take a minute and complete the forms and maybe see the thing you noted be fixed! :)

https://talkpatransportation.metroquest.com/

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
05-21-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By TransitBiker

Well, time to invest into some secure nuts to...

Well, time to invest into some secure nuts to fasten? :)

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
05-17-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By TransitBiker

Indeed. I paid around 32 for the contninental...

Indeed. I paid around 32 for the contninental touring plus installed. It runs a bit larger than the 1x75 advertised but it works a lot better than i thought such a low psi (58) tire would for me....
Forum: Commuting
05-16-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By TransitBiker

Uh, i've gotten several tire brands and models...

Uh, i've gotten several tire brands and models over the years from serfas drifters to kenda kwik trax to hemispheres & nimbus to a few others that were too slashed up from road debris to keep as a...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By TransitBiker

No, i'm talking about tires i've purchased. ...

No, i'm talking about tires i've purchased.

- ANdy
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By TransitBiker

What kinda pressure & TPI? Mine have ranged from...

What kinda pressure & TPI? Mine have ranged from 58-80 and all of them were 60 tpi. The wiggle was only visual, i couldn't really feel it in my hands. The one i have on the front of the uptown is...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By TransitBiker

Hooray for Alberta! - Andy

Hooray for Alberta!

- Andy
Forum: Commuting
05-12-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,681
Posted By TransitBiker

36.5 pounds. - Andy

36.5 pounds.

- Andy
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