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Forum: Commuting
05-14-11, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

I think he's actually referring to a bike posted...

I think he's actually referring to a bike posted by Fenway, back on page 323:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/49471-Commuter-Bicycle-Pics?p=12425329&viewfull=1#post12425329
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10-02-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,470
Posted By joninkrakow

Yeah. That's what I did with it. I ripped the...

Yeah. That's what I did with it. I ripped the rack and handlebars from it, but a few months ago, I finally got to see the bike with my own eyes. The headtube and downtube _were_ forced, and worse,...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

Is anybody seeing the recent photos that are...

Is anybody seeing the recent photos that are attachments? All I am seeing is a list of attachments, but no images--and I'm logged in. :( TIA

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
12-05-09, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

Ever since the update to the site, I've been...

Ever since the update to the site, I've been getting them. Only infrequently can I view the pages without this error. It seems that when I get logged out, I can view the pages, but if I click from my...
10-29-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 610,138
Posted By joninkrakow

When I try to open one of the images, Flickr says...

When I try to open one of the images, Flickr says the photo is private.... maybe change permissions on them?

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
10-22-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

I think this is an excellent idea. Not...

I think this is an excellent idea. Not necessarily lots of pictures in one post, but hilights--pretty sights along the way--with bikes or without. Sticky this, and I suspect it would be popular.
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Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

Very nice job on this before/after. Lovely Lotus,...

Very nice job on this before/after. Lovely Lotus, and the contrast is strong. It's just the sort of before/after post I love! Great work!

-Jon
07-26-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 710,699
Posted By joninkrakow

Man, I never thought about that before.... but...

Man, I never thought about that before.... but back in the 80 and early 90s, I had a Raleigh Rampar 14 touring bike that had extra long brake cables also. I never really gave it much of a thought,...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 242,432
Posted By joninkrakow

Strange day today. First off, horrible head wind...

Strange day today. First off, horrible head wind on the way to work. That just underscored the need to get my drops onto my bike (complicated by the hydraulic disk brakes). I was quite exhausted...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

You forgot the rest of the url!

You forgot the rest of the url!
06-26-09, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 710,699
Posted By joninkrakow

I dunno.... I once had a triangle frame bag, and...

I dunno.... I once had a triangle frame bag, and I hated it. I sold it to a friend, and used the proceeds to buy a rack and panniers. :-) It was constantly bumping into my knees, regardless of how...
06-26-09, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 710,699
Posted By joninkrakow

I love that derailleur combo! Do you find it...

I love that derailleur combo! Do you find it awkward to shift the front derailleur? I presume it's only for changing at the beginning of a climb or at the top of a climb... Fascinating concept,...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

In this case, this is an artistic device. By...

In this case, this is an artistic device. By cutting off the bottom of the front tire like that, it creates and imbalance, creating a sense of instability or movement. The bike is moving off the...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

Still.... and judging by those photos, you get a...

Still.... and judging by those photos, you get a lot more out of your 30 miles than most of us. ;-) Beautiful scenary. :-)

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By joninkrakow

I stopped trying to make eye-contact with people...

I stopped trying to make eye-contact with people years ago, after a few looked right at me, and pulled out anyway. Now, I look at their front wheels, and watch how they're rolling. That is a much...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By joninkrakow

Sorry nobody's replied yet, so I'll try to post...

Sorry nobody's replied yet, so I'll try to post and maybe spur some other responses...

The one problem I see between the two bikes is that the Marushi doesn't have a rear derailleur hanger--it's...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-09, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,685
Posted By joninkrakow

Definitely bigger tires will help. And I don't...

Definitely bigger tires will help. And I don't know how 25s can help you go "faster" when you have to slow down because of the rough ride, and worse, because of pinch flats from too low of pressure....
Forum: Commuting
03-31-09, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,385
Posted By joninkrakow

I dunno. There's more to drops than just multiple...

I dunno. There's more to drops than just multiple hand positions. Personally, I'm of the opinion, that one of the worst things to happen to cycling was the straight bars from mountain biking. They...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

Unfortunately, they seem to be made in Poland,...

Unfortunately, they seem to be made in Poland, and sold only here. Here's a link to a current auction. They've changed the style of the bag a bit, but it's essentially the same thing as mine. They...
03-30-09, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 610,138
Posted By joninkrakow

That Raleigh is gorgeous! I can see why it's your...

That Raleigh is gorgeous! I can see why it's your new favorite! And I also love the gold pinstriping. That is a beautiful, clean bike. Congrats!

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
03-28-09, 12:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,182
Posted By joninkrakow

Yeah, that's the catch. Yeah, I can do it, but in...

Yeah, that's the catch. Yeah, I can do it, but in the end, it is just a distraction. Now, I'm speaking from the perspective of a dozen years or more of not riding with clips. I know that, when I was...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,182
Posted By joninkrakow

It's the foot that's down that is the problem....

It's the foot that's down that is the problem. Get in a hurry, and try catching the cage. Yes, you can succeed 99% of the time, but that one percent is big--bigger, I would think, than the danger of...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,182
Posted By joninkrakow

I must confess, I can't visualize this. I mean,...

I must confess, I can't visualize this. I mean, jumping out at a light, getting your feet into the cages and strapped in _before_ you get through the intersection--and beating the cars? That would be...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

Yeah, lots of air. ;-) As to the beer, I wouldn't...

Yeah, lots of air. ;-) As to the beer, I wouldn't know. I don't drink the stuff. :-) Although one of them will hold my big computer bag that will hold a 15" computer, and a bunch of books. I think...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,182
Posted By joninkrakow

When I was tightly strapped in, even without the...

When I was tightly strapped in, even without the cleat, with soft-soled shoes and pedals with teeth, my feet weren't coming out except in _extreme_ situations--unless I loosened the straps first....
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By joninkrakow

I so badly want one of these, but I just can't...

I so badly want one of these, but I just can't justify their use. ;-)

However, I do have a question. When you are riding it, do you "feel" it? Is it noticeably heavier? harder to handle? slower?...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,182
Posted By joninkrakow

Here's someone that says differently: ...

Here's someone that says differently:



url: http://www.rivbike.com/article/clothing/the_shoes_ruse

For years, I believed that I was pulling up, too (clips and straps also), but I bought a...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 11,152,046
Posted By joninkrakow

I've posted before, but I upgraded this spring. I...

I've posted before, but I upgraded this spring. I got a good price on last year's Kona Dew Deluxe, so, after much soul searching (I'm an old-fashioned steel touring bike aficionado), dropped for the...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By joninkrakow

I said I'd post a pic of my Dew Deluxe when I got...

I said I'd post a pic of my Dew Deluxe when I got my fenders on. Here it is. They are just plain, generic fenders for "trekking" bikes. But I think they'll do the trick. I was a blast getting them on...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 01:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,542
Posted By joninkrakow

Others have said it, but I'll say it this way... ...

Others have said it, but I'll say it this way...

1. Comfortable cockpit--that includes the saddle, handlebars and grips/tape. I think this is doubly important on straight-bar bikes. Get the...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,115
Posted By joninkrakow

I don't own or ride one, but the owner of my LBS...

I don't own or ride one, but the owner of my LBS does, and rides his to work whenever the weather allows (dry). I don't know what he does in inclement weather. I never see the same bike in the same...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By joninkrakow

The more I think about this horn thing, the more...

The more I think about this horn thing, the more convinced I am that this is the best way to go. You nailed it when you mentioned being treated as an equal. That horn is what most drivers' ears are...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By joninkrakow

I've never heard one. Anyone have a video of one...

I've never heard one. Anyone have a video of one in actual use? It would be interesting to see the reaction of a driver, if that's possible. :-)

Edit: Never mind. Youtube to the rescue. ;-)...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By joninkrakow

I have seen one in the "wild" so to speak. Some...

I have seen one in the "wild" so to speak. Some older fellow rides it. Here's a link to a post I made about it here, with a couple pics: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=464719

I suppose...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By joninkrakow

Good job. It comes with fenders, at least. I'm...

Good job. It comes with fenders, at least. I'm still waiting for my lbs to get mine in. When It's all kitted out, I'll post a pic here, I guess. Gotta show yours too. ;-)

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By joninkrakow

In his case, it's more than just a test ride....

In his case, it's more than just a test ride. It's like renting the bike for the day, from the way I read it. Interesting concept...

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 01:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,550
Posted By joninkrakow

Yeah, higher population density! Something to...

Yeah, higher population density! Something to long for!!! ;-)

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By joninkrakow

Disk brakes are basically weather-proof. With rim...

Disk brakes are basically weather-proof. With rim brakes, when you ride through a puddle, you run the risk of drastically-reduced stopping power until you can clear the rims of water. I have seldom...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By joninkrakow

Have you tried a Google image search? I did a...

Have you tried a Google image search? I did a quick search on "bicycle wallpaper" and tons of stuff showed up.

Edit: For that matter, here's one from Cannondale:...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By joninkrakow

Land's End has nice wrinkle-free clothes,...

Land's End has nice wrinkle-free clothes, including khakis. And dittos on the wool sweater. :-) Check if LE has a nice spring sale going on.

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By joninkrakow

I only recently bought myself a Dew Deluxe, and...

I only recently bought myself a Dew Deluxe, and though I haven't ridden it much, I'm quite happy with what I'm finding. I'm in love with the brakes. ;-) I also bought mine as a season-end sale....
Forum: Commuting
03-22-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By joninkrakow

I dunno. What is the climate you live in? When I...

I dunno. What is the climate you live in? When I first went to Fl to study, I covered my bikes in a nice, plastic cover, and my first two bikes rusted out horribly. There was always moisture on the...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,251
Posted By joninkrakow

Your wish is my command. I just put the racks on...

Your wish is my command. I just put the racks on yesterday, in fact. Actually, this is a provisory install. I'm waiting to pick up my fenders, and would rather put them on without the racks...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,801
Posted By joninkrakow

If you want drops, there is always the Jamis...

If you want drops, there is always the Jamis Aurora, the Kona Dew Drop, and others. :-)

-Jon
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By joninkrakow

Well, from the picture on Cannondale's web site...

Well, from the picture on Cannondale's web site shows braze-ons for a rear rack, and there may be something up front for a front rack. I can't tell if there are mount points also for fenders, though....
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By joninkrakow

Hm. Interesting because I can guarantee that we...

Hm. Interesting because I can guarantee that we have far more pedestrians here in Krakow than I've ever seen in the States. Maybe it's a matter of expectations. Here, drivers must always be alert for...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By joninkrakow

So, why don't American States just move away from...

So, why don't American States just move away from stop signs? Let's admit that most stop signs--particularly 4-way, are a waste of braking, forcing people to stop when a rolling stop and yield would...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By joninkrakow

Sneaky peek

OK, so this is surely no big deal to anybody but me, but I bought my new bike a week or so ago, and have been slowly building it into my new commuter. So far, I've moved my Marathons from my old bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By joninkrakow

This is still what I would do. Also, I wouldn't...

This is still what I would do. Also, I wouldn't worry about speed at this point. I would approach slowly, to time my crossing to the berm so that there are no cars entering the highway at the same...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By joninkrakow

Well, it's like my Dew Deluxe--it's got rack and...

Well, it's like my Dew Deluxe--it's got rack and fender mounts, has a relaxed(ish) geometry. It's got V-brakes, so why not? ;-) I'm no expert, but the gearing seems ok for touring also--maybe not...
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