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Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By ht70

I asked the if it was really gonna do anything. ...

I asked the if it was really gonna do anything. They pretty much said it wasn't unless they got them tonight. I was a bit shaken up and pissed off and wanted to get home as it was about 2 blocks...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By ht70

Just got hit by a couple drunk guys

Leaving a friend's place and turned onto a semi busy (but empty now) street. I hear a horn from a car WAY behind me. No big deal, I'm in the bike lane and there is no traffic. I have to turn left...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,198
Posted By ht70

I love my Ortlieb Bike Shopper pannier. It's...

I love my Ortlieb Bike Shopper pannier. It's waterproof w/ a sealed zipper type closure at top. The mounting system is great too. It's a little pricey, but IMHO, well worth it. It looks kinda...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,924
Posted By ht70

Yeah, a helmet is overrated. Just like that...

Yeah, a helmet is overrated. Just like that seatbelt I wear in a car. I mean, I've never had it really help me because I've never been in a bad car accident.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,113
Posted By ht70

d2create - all i know is that if had a Riv and...

d2create - all i know is that if had a Riv and then took my significant other to get that bike, I'd be in BIG trouble.

just kidding - I have no knowledge of your vs. her usage. I'd prob get...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,369
Posted By ht70

I think the Soma ES is about exactly what you are...

I think the Soma ES is about exactly what you are looking for. Nice bike for commuting. Fender and rack mounts. Can strip them off and be comfortable for long rides. Quality steel frame for...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By ht70

I love my Ortlieb BikeShopper pannier and Tubus...

I love my Ortlieb BikeShopper pannier and Tubus rack. I got all mine via Wayne at the thetouringstore.com (not a shill here, just like to support good businesses that treat customers right). The...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,896
Posted By ht70

Ug, don't get me started on the lake path in...

Ug, don't get me started on the lake path in Chicago. I honestly think I would rather take public transportation than use that on a daily basis. I just get angrier and angrier when I ride it. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,383
Posted By ht70

I'd say the lack of a safe route and lack of easy...

I'd say the lack of a safe route and lack of easy shower/primping facilities are the 2 main reasons. Shoot, I often take a the 2 mile ride to the train rather that the 7 miler to the city b/c I...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ht70

The actual wiring should be fairly easy. Just...

The actual wiring should be fairly easy. Just make sure to keep your old housing so you can cut the new housing to the same length. Adjustment of the brakes may be a bit difficult as you'll want to...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By ht70

I've been looking around and think the Scott Sub...

I've been looking around and think the Scott Sub series of bikes seem pretty good. They have semi-mountain setup, but are equipped for commuting. You can pick up the Sub 20 at REI for around $650. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,845
Posted By ht70

Another note that a few touched on here, but love...

Another note that a few touched on here, but love them or hate them, gripshifts are about the easiest type of shifter to use when your hands are layered in heavy gloves/mittens....or oven mitts :)
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,845
Posted By ht70

A couple points: 1) Find great gloves and...

A couple points:

1) Find great gloves and boots. Those are the 2 spots that'll get the coldest.
2) You'll only need studded tires if your roads are cleared. There's really no need for...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 51,249
Posted By ht70

No hate here for fixed gears. I'm about to...

No hate here for fixed gears. I'm about to build one up for myself. But, I have a serious loathing for those who ride fixed w/out a brake and with super small flatbars (unless it is messenger in...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,886
Posted By ht70

Lots of folks around me put black electric tape...

Lots of folks around me put black electric tape over their tubes where the brand name of the bike is. Of course, this has now become the "hip" thing to do. Yeah, I'm sure thieves won't be able to...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By ht70

Recent crashes: 1) bad unclip and had a...

Recent crashes:

1) bad unclip and had a real nice slow motion fall in front of about 3 other bikers and a ton of traffic....the ultimate embarrassment
2) commuted but forgot about happy hour w/...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By ht70

This is the best one I've found: ...

This is the best one I've found: http://runningmap.com/
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,106
Posted By ht70

Gotta say that I notice that it's less "moms",...

Gotta say that I notice that it's less "moms", but more young wives. Riding through the city there are 3 species that make me fear for my life:

1) Young, normally pretty hot, wives, driving her...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By ht70

I can vouch for Wayne at the TouringStore too. I...

I can vouch for Wayne at the TouringStore too. I ordered a rack and Ortlieb "bike shopper" (http://ortlieb.com/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=bikeshopper). He was really helpful making sure I got the...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,160
Posted By ht70

I've used Specialized FatBoys on my mountain bike...

I've used Specialized FatBoys on my mountain bike for a few years. Only one flat (and that's for city riding). I really like them as they are fast, 100psi.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By ht70

I bunch of grapes and big glass of water sure...

I bunch of grapes and big glass of water sure help me out. Everytime I eat/drink that, I feel much better on my ride. Of course I don't have any hills.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By ht70

I'm pretty paranoid about being door'd, so when...

I'm pretty paranoid about being door'd, so when possible, i'm as far to the left in the designated bike lanes. But, being in the zone is pretty unavoidable for my regular northside to loop commute. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By ht70

Not to get all soft here, but I have a buddy who...

Not to get all soft here, but I have a buddy who has the same problem in that he can't let things go. He read some book called the "Power of Letting Go", or something like that and said it helped. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By ht70

How about those who ride w/out brakes? Suicidal...

How about those who ride w/out brakes? Suicidal is a soft word for that. Hey, I'm all for fixed gears. Enjoy them. But, don't take your damn brake off. Yes, I know you can skid stop. But, not...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By ht70

I have to say, I have an unhealthy (perhaps not...

I have to say, I have an unhealthy (perhaps not really unhealthy) fear of getting door'd. It really messes w/ my mind when traveling at any speed on a populated Chicago street. I guess the good...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,074
Posted By ht70

Have a 10km commute in Chicago now. That's...

Have a 10km commute in Chicago now. That's plenty for me in city traffic. It's not a physical issue, but more of a mental one (trying to see in cars to avoid being door'd, etc.). There are a ton...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By ht70

Don't know a whole lot about all those bikes, but...

Don't know a whole lot about all those bikes, but all seem like they all would work just fine in the city. The Safari looks really cool. Commuting in Chicago, for most people, is a lot of...
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