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05-08-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By RunForTheHills

Pitlock sells just the binder bolt to use with...

Pitlock sells just the binder bolt to use with your existing clamp. It may not work with your clamp though if the bolt on the clamp is recessed.

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/pitlock.php
02-15-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,673
Posted By RunForTheHills

It seems there are a lot of big players getting...

It seems there are a lot of big players getting into e-bikes. GM, Yamaha, BMW, etc. This isn't just about the changing bicycle market. If the future of cars is auto-piloted Uber type vehicles, how...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By RunForTheHills

This wouldn't be allowed at many companies. More...

This wouldn't be allowed at many companies. More security conscious companies only allow VPN from company owned and managed devices. This allows them to ensure encryption is enabled on the device...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By RunForTheHills

I love my Surly Long Haul Trucker. It is...

I love my Surly Long Haul Trucker. It is available with disc brakes, but I got the rim brake version. I ride it in the rain with no issues stopping. I have mechanical disc brakes on my previous...
03-13-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,730
Posted By RunForTheHills

Is this a real problem? I like to run as well as...

Is this a real problem? I like to run as well as cycle. I can't convince my wife to to do either of those activities. She prefers tennis, so I encourage her to do that.
03-09-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,603
Posted By RunForTheHills

ExOfficio for me also. I started using them when...

ExOfficio for me also. I started using them when I had to travel to Guam on business. Temperatures around 87 and humidity in the mid 90's everyday. It rained most days. (The locals claimed there...
03-09-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,105
Posted By RunForTheHills

I had a 2000 Subaru Forester that I had to...

I had a 2000 Subaru Forester that I had to rebuild the the transmission at 115K and put a used engine in it at 150K. The engines were known for head gasket failures and that's what did mine in. My...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,678
Posted By RunForTheHills

Mine is 2.5 miles each way and, indeed, it does...

Mine is 2.5 miles each way and, indeed, it does take around 15 minutes including stop lights.
03-01-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,568
Posted By RunForTheHills

Yes, that photo was taken in his shop.

Yes, that photo was taken in his shop.
02-23-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,568
Posted By RunForTheHills

About three years ago

About three years ago
02-22-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,568
Posted By RunForTheHills

Yes, Ed had just lost his chrome shop and had to...

Yes, Ed had just lost his chrome shop and had to find another one to do mine.
02-22-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,568
Posted By RunForTheHills

I had Ed Litton do a repaint/rechrome/restoration...

I had Ed Litton do a repaint/rechrome/restoration of a 71ish Colnago Super a few years ago. I am a little embarrassed that I still have to finish the build.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,958
Posted By RunForTheHills

Thanks. I gave $10 for the cause. I don't own a...

Thanks. I gave $10 for the cause. I don't own a Rivendell, but they have been convenient to get some hard to find parts from for project bikes.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 982
Posted By RunForTheHills

The last half of a mile near my office is the...

The last half of a mile near my office is the worst part of my commute because it is downtown and there are a lot of aggressive drivers. Particularly in the evening on the way home. I don't go...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,856
Posted By RunForTheHills

My preference is running, cycling, and then...

My preference is running, cycling, and then walking. In that order. I go on hikes with friends, and I enjoy it when I do, but I would rather run or cycle.
02-06-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,885
Posted By RunForTheHills

I don't know much about what a bike shop owner...

I don't know much about what a bike shop owner looks for in a wrench, but in IT experience speaks far more to employability than certs. (except for some very difficult to get certs such as a CCIE,...
01-28-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,706
Posted By RunForTheHills

That is interesting. I had a bus driver in Orange...

That is interesting. I had a bus driver in Orange County intentionally hit me with his mirror around that time frame (mid-70s). I would have been around 12-13 years old at the time and my family used...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By RunForTheHills

My Christmas present was a Stryd power meter, but...

My Christmas present was a Stryd power meter, but it is for running. It's the first power meter made for runners. I don't really care about power, but it is also the most accurate footpod available...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,489
Posted By RunForTheHills

My Surly LHT came with the Continental Tour Ride...

My Surly LHT came with the Continental Tour Ride 26X1.75 tires. I haven't had a flat yet (knock on wood) in the year I have owned it and the traction is good on wet roads. I run them at around 50...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,128
Posted By RunForTheHills

594098594098I have a dynamo powered light...

594098594098I have a dynamo powered light permanently mounted on the fork crown.
01-01-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,135
Posted By RunForTheHills

Get a master link (removable link) and a master...

Get a master link (removable link) and a master link tool.

http://www.slowtwitch.com/articles/images/4/60404-largest_1_SRAM_link_pliers.jpg
12-31-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,940
Posted By RunForTheHills

A few years ago, I had Ed Litton paint a mixte...

A few years ago, I had Ed Litton paint a mixte frame I was building up for my wife. I had him paint the fenders and chain guard for it at the same time. I don't remember exactly what he charged me,...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By RunForTheHills

Mine sounds like a Spurcycle bell also, although...

Mine sounds like a Spurcycle bell also, although I imagine it is a lot of fun to blow your air horn right behind an oblivious walker on the MUP.
12-31-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,340
Posted By RunForTheHills

I think a full sized work stand is worth owning....

I think a full sized work stand is worth owning. I know many people here have a very limited budget, but it is my belief that before you invest in n+1 bikes, you should invest in the tools to take...
12-31-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,589
Posted By RunForTheHills

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lowres.cartoonstock.com/l...

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Forum: Commuting
12-30-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By RunForTheHills

I have a set of the VO Smooth 60mm fenders for...

I have a set of the VO Smooth 60mm fenders for 26” tires on my LHT. They work and look great, but the are aluminum and not plastic.
12-28-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,056
Posted By RunForTheHills

I run a lot. I always hated hand held water...

I run a lot. I always hated hand held water bottles and eventually got a water belt. It might work on a bicycle too. Of course, I just use a bottle cage when I am on a bicycle. It just makes too much...
12-28-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By RunForTheHills

Nope. You put more stress on the wheel when you...

Nope. You put more stress on the wheel when you sit on the bike. The bike only weighs 30lbs or so.
12-28-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,761
Posted By RunForTheHills

I had one of the Schwinn Crates, the Pea Picker,...

I had one of the Schwinn Crates, the Pea Picker, when I was around ten or eleven. It looked something like that, but green. I moved on to a Schwinn Jr Varsity shortly after that.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By RunForTheHills

Chop some firewood?

Chop some firewood?
12-27-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By RunForTheHills

You can if you look for a used one on Craigslist....

You can if you look for a used one on Craigslist. The link below is for Miami. I would suggest that you take your address out your profile. Maybe just list your city or state for privacy reasons.
...
12-27-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,940
Posted By RunForTheHills

I think black fenders would look good on that...

I think black fenders would look good on that bike.


https://togabikes.com/images/library/zoom/specialized-alibi-sport-273429-1.jpg
12-27-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By RunForTheHills

I think a new Kinetic trainer costs around $350...

I think a new Kinetic trainer costs around $350 in the United States. I paid $200 for a used one. I recommend putting it in front of a TV. Here is a Youtube video on how to set it up.
...
12-26-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By RunForTheHills

I don't have a lot of experience with stationary...

I don't have a lot of experience with stationary bikes. A few years ago, I bought a used Kinetic fluid trainer off of Craigs list and use it with one of my road bikes. The back wheel of the bicycle...
12-25-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By RunForTheHills

Try using Google Earth in 3D mode. You can tour...

Try using Google Earth in 3D mode. You can tour the city and see the hills.
12-24-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By RunForTheHills

I have the Nitto Noodle bars on two of my bikes...

I have the Nitto Noodle bars on two of my bikes and I think the shallower ramp right before the hoods does make the bar more comfortable. The tops also have a sweep towards the rider, but reach is...
12-03-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,321
Posted By RunForTheHills

I use a Tigr Mini U lock and have Pitlock...

I use a Tigr Mini U lock and have Pitlock skewers. I also secured my seat and stem with Pitlocks. I have a bike locker at work, but I feel comfortable locking it up for an hour or two in the San...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By RunForTheHills

I sometimes run with arm warmers. I don't think...

I sometimes run with arm warmers. I don't think they are any better than running with a long sleeve tech shirt.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,367
Posted By RunForTheHills

A road bike most of the time. However, if I need...

A road bike most of the time. However, if I need to drop my car off for service I throw my folding bike in the back and ride that in to the office after dropping the car off.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By RunForTheHills

The office building I work in has a bike cage in...

The office building I work in has a bike cage in the parking garage and about 10 individual bike lockers they rent out. They just charge a one time $20 fee for the use of the cage, but the lockers...
11-05-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By RunForTheHills

The USB ANT+ dongle allows your computer to...

The USB ANT+ dongle allows your computer to receive the wireless signal from the speed sensor on your bicycle so that the Zwift app knows how fast you are going. That combined with the known...
11-04-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By RunForTheHills

I used Zwift with a Kinetic trainer last year. It...

I used Zwift with a Kinetic trainer last year. It doesn't have a power meter, so I used a Garmin speed sensor on the bike with an Ant stick on my laptop. I connected the laptop to a wall mounted TV...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,160
Posted By RunForTheHills

I installed a permanently mounted trickle charger...

I installed a permanently mounted trickle charger in my truck under the hood and ran the plug to an outlet mounted on the front bumper. It works great and starts right up when I need it to. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By RunForTheHills

It wouldn't be that hard or expensive to replace...

It wouldn't be that hard or expensive to replace the levers, but you would have to replace the cable housing and re-tape the bars too. It would probably be an hour or so of work. But I agree that...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,158
Posted By RunForTheHills

You could install a permanently mounted dyno...

You could install a permanently mounted dyno light on the fork crown.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,452
Posted By RunForTheHills

I wear relaxed fit Wranglers for my short commute...

I wear relaxed fit Wranglers for my short commute (2.5 miles each way). They work fine, but I suppose they are unfashionable as wphamilton pointed out. Sometimes I even take the long way home (7-10...
09-25-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,869
Posted By RunForTheHills

I found searching on Google for a product like...

I found searching on Google for a product like "usb light" and specifying site:bikeforums.net is a good way to research bicycle related products. Chances are someone on this site has asked about it...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By RunForTheHills

I only telecommute a day every other week or so....

I only telecommute a day every other week or so. When I do, I usually skip the bike ride but will get a run in before work or at lunch.
09-20-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,831
Posted By RunForTheHills

Or you could just buy a reflector that is...

Or you could just buy a reflector that is designed to mount in the hole on the rack for less than $5.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By RunForTheHills

I have used the shirt folders from Eagle Creek...

I have used the shirt folders from Eagle Creek for business travel. The folders work best when you have more than one shirt and some pants to fold to fold them around. Search on "bundle packing" on...
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