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Forum: Commuting
04-08-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By The Wanderer

My mechanic used to say "there's no such thing as...

My mechanic used to say "there's no such thing as a fast carriage, only fast horses", so to paraphrase "there's no such thing as a safe bike/car, only safe riders/drivers"
Forum: Commuting
03-21-05, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,685
Posted By The Wanderer

Xtracycle.com! Fits a guitar perfectly. My wife...

Xtracycle.com! Fits a guitar perfectly. My wife picked it up specifically to be able to pedal to gigs with her guitar (in a hardcase), but spends more time loading it up with groceries. Rides...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By The Wanderer

Just go back to the bike shop and they should...

Just go back to the bike shop and they should have a box of completely random pads, one of which should work for your purposes.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,364
Posted By The Wanderer

Harris Cyclery has a limited supply of Nexus 8...

Harris Cyclery has a limited supply of Nexus 8 Roller Brake hubs on their website for $200 (plus $25 for shifter). These probably won't last long...

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html
Forum: Commuting
02-03-05, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By The Wanderer

I agree, we have the most beautiful commute in...

I agree, we have the most beautiful commute in the country! Only I go counter, Oakland to Marin via SF. I recognize every shot and can only say the sunrise was an incredible blood red this morning....
02-01-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By The Wanderer

Crosswalk sting catches 64 unyielding drivers

Published Monday, January 31, 2005, in the Sacramento Bee

Back-seat driver: Crosswalk sting catches 64 unyielding drivers

By Tony Bizjak
Bee Staff Writer

Police cadets in Manteca went...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-05, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By The Wanderer

No lights, External Derailleur. Both poor...

No lights, External Derailleur. Both poor points. I like Cannondales in general, but we're getting the short end here. I think the European versions with Nexus hubs (or Rohloff!) and lights are...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,540
Posted By The Wanderer

Well, as someone already said it is 23 miles...

Well, as someone already said it is 23 miles ROUNDTRIP.

But the distance is irrelevant to the statement of the principal as reported by our student. No where does it appear that she addressed a...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,540
Posted By The Wanderer

Bassplayinbiker, Check out the Kansas City...

Bassplayinbiker,

Check out the Kansas City Bicycle Federation, a coalition of bicycle advocates who can assist you in the challenge of enlightening the administration. And don't forget the school...
01-06-05, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By The Wanderer

thanks for sharing CRUM. Hopefully the honesty...

thanks for sharing CRUM. Hopefully the honesty of your experience will help some more people take accountability for their 'anarchic' riding styles.
12-30-04, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
Posted By The Wanderer

Amen!

Amen!
12-30-04, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By The Wanderer

One of the important parts of the article was...

One of the important parts of the article was also reducing the reliance on roadsigns to tell the drivers how to drive, rather than forcing them to make their own judgements based on conditions. I...
12-28-04, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By The Wanderer

Making driving seem dangerous could make cycling safer?

Picked up this interesting article in another listserve today. Carefully applied, this could bring some real benefits to some of our communities.

Published December 2004, in Wired Magazine

No...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-04, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Wanderer

Check out www.bikebox.ca! Excellent quality. 100...

Check out www.bikebox.ca! Excellent quality. 100 lb + capacity and the easy ability to interchange from baskets to pet carriers, to a flat bed. Own and highly recommend.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-04, 05:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,192
Posted By The Wanderer

Starting in 2nd or 3rd grade, I rode my bike to...

Starting in 2nd or 3rd grade, I rode my bike to school. Locked it up with a cheesy combo lock inside a massive chainfenced corral with about 150 other bikes (roughly 500 students). Parents taught...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-04, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By The Wanderer

Tell Santa I want a Down Low Glow!

http://www.fossilfool.com/who-is-fossil-fool.htm

Definitely not justified in my regular bike outlays, but it would make a pretty damn incredible Christmas surprise. These things are just too cool...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-04, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,698
Posted By The Wanderer

I once worked in a retail store that actually had...

I once worked in a retail store that actually had two showers for bike commuters to utilize after their ride in. The only 'abuse' we encountered was an employee who would come to the store on his...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-04, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,135
Posted By The Wanderer

I too doubt that Trek is actually building the...

I too doubt that Trek is actually building the bikes. But they are working hard to be a 100% complete supplier to each of its dealers. That is you could open a bike shop, a Trek account and not...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-04, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By The Wanderer

Help Wanted for Commuting Website

Looking for feedback on the following link:

http://bicycling.511.org/

2 areas to address are 1) making it an easily accesible site for newbie commuters and 2) creating a compelling website that...
11-18-04, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,568
Posted By The Wanderer

Everyone SHOULD wear a helmet imho, however free...

Everyone SHOULD wear a helmet imho, however free choice reigns (similar to other 'moral' debates taking place in this country).

My support for Critical Mass is simple. Living in the bay area, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-04, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By The Wanderer

Go for the Kelly! The guy is a dedicated...

Go for the Kelly! The guy is a dedicated framebuilder, doing all of his production in the Sierra Foothills of California. He doesn't have a 'marketing dep't' or 'sales divison', rather all of the...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-04, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By The Wanderer

Check out the Xtracycle, www.xtracycle.com. ...

Check out the Xtracycle, www.xtracycle.com.

If you install the xtracycle and add a Long Loader (see accessories) you could easily carry a set of golf clubs in their secure carry case. My wife...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-04, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By The Wanderer

Only four of us here, but I've been keeping track...

Only four of us here, but I've been keeping track of our commuting statistics on my own and ytd 52% of commute trips are by bike, 35% by car and the rest are bus or other trips. Still no showers,...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,725
Posted By The Wanderer

I too have an old, ni-cad system from NiteRider,...

I too have an old, ni-cad system from NiteRider, going on 7 years old with no problems...Well, the on/off is sometimes a bit cranky, otherwise working just fine for recreational and commuting.
Bless...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-04, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By The Wanderer

Sorry that I can't help on the technical end, but...

Sorry that I can't help on the technical end, but I do know that the owner of Van Dessel did finally 'unload' the last of his bikes and is out of business for the time being. Rumor is he may regroup...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-04, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,364
Posted By The Wanderer

Shimano USA hopes to release the 8-speed hubs to...

Shimano USA hopes to release the 8-speed hubs to market by Spring in both the standard and sport/premium versions. The sport/premium is lighter and is saturated with needle bearings in the shell and...
09-10-04, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By The Wanderer

SF Cyclists Influencing Local Elections

Check out this article on the influence the SFBC has had in Supervisor candidates platforms...

Best for bikes
Supe candidates jockey for the two-wheel vote.

from The Examiner in San Francisco....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-04, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,219
Posted By The Wanderer

Two other companies to look at that have...

Two other companies to look at that have adjustable panniers (i.e. they slide BACK) are Inertia Designs and Breezer. You can find them both on the web. I've used the Breezer Panniers (adjusted...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-04, 10:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,214
Posted By The Wanderer

There's only four of us in the office, but I...

There's only four of us in the office, but I tallied up August's commute numbers and over 80% of our trips into work were by bike! No special facilities, but I can keep my bike in my office and have...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-04, 01:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,858
Posted By The Wanderer

Go Chrome. It's a great bag and great small...

Go Chrome. It's a great bag and great small company.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By The Wanderer

I don't there is any ignorance, just a difference...

I don't there is any ignorance, just a difference of opinions. If your commute involves city riding with lots of intersections and cars along the way, an upright bar makes lots of sense. Keeping...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-04, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By The Wanderer

Congrats on the move to the bay. As for some...

Congrats on the move to the bay. As for some route choices, there are a few thoughts.
1) Head north on San Pablo Dam Rd and then swing west past the top of the ridge towards San Pablo Ave and the...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-04, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,298
Posted By The Wanderer

I simply ride up to the sensor, dismount, lean my...

I simply ride up to the sensor, dismount, lean my bike to the ground, bring the bike back up, wait for my light, mount and go.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-04, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Wanderer

Raving on the Xtracycle... My fiance and I own 9...

Raving on the Xtracycle... My fiance and I own 9 bikes between the two of us. We love to ride and both work with bikes. She got an Xtracycle so she could ride with her guitar to gigs rather than...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-04, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By The Wanderer

Momovelo is a beautiful boutique. The owner is a...

Momovelo is a beautiful boutique. The owner is a man who sees beauty in bike design, culture and the primacy of the bike for city transportation. I go to him for inspiration and to get parts that...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-04, 02:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,163
Posted By The Wanderer

The bay bridge shuttle makes 3-4 trips in the...

The bay bridge shuttle makes 3-4 trips in the morning and evening during the time period that one cannot take a bike on BART. It only runs from MacArthur Bart to the Transbay Terminal in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-04, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 21,039
Posted By The Wanderer

I already saw a set of spinners on a bike. It...

I already saw a set of spinners on a bike. It was a custom low-rider, but I didn't have the oppt'y to check out how it was done. Lots of bling-bling, not much else.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-04, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,163
Posted By The Wanderer

Hmmmmm.....to live in the Bay Area. From my...

Hmmmmm.....to live in the Bay Area.

From my house in Oakland to the shuttle I see about 3-4 on comfort bikes.
On the shuttle over the Bay Bridge there is 10-14 of us, mostly messengers and a few...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-04, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By The Wanderer

Agreed on SF! Critical Mass has made a...

Agreed on SF!

Critical Mass has made a difference. San Francisco is probably the safest of all the bay area towns I ride through on my commute/pleasure rides as drivers are simply more AWARE of...
05-19-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By The Wanderer

Last season, South Park inserted two bicycles...

Last season, South Park inserted two bicycles locked up in a bike rack next to a soundstage in a hollywood studio chase. Nice to see cartoonists take the time to visualize bicycles as part of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-04, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,017
Posted By The Wanderer

Go now, do not hesitate, do it... ...

Go now, do not hesitate, do it...

www.microcosmpublishing.com

These folks are fantastic, have great stickers, patches, buttons, t-shirts, etc. The message is dead on (although a few are bit...
04-19-04, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By The Wanderer

Go to www.thunderheadalliance.org. They exist to...

Go to www.thunderheadalliance.org. They exist to support and nurture new and existing LOCAL advocacy organizations. Congrats on getting involved and what part of the country are you representing?
04-08-04, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By The Wanderer

Fork mounts put the stress in a place the bike is...

Fork mounts put the stress in a place the bike is meant to carry stress. Uprights can place strain on the downtubes and are not recommended for particular frame materials. If you have a disc brake,...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By The Wanderer

Bike to Work website

Check out the following link for Bike to Work week. The site is heavily sponsored by Shimano and promotes the Nexus hub, but there is a lot of good infromation for the new or timid bike commuter. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-04, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,684
Posted By The Wanderer

check out www.funsourcellc.com. I have never...

check out www.funsourcellc.com. I have never seen these in a shop or on a bike, but they are there.
Forum: Foo
03-25-04, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,065
Posted By The Wanderer

As a former Specialty Outdoor Retail manager, I...

As a former Specialty Outdoor Retail manager, I can assure, no one in outdoor retail is getting rich. As for mark-ups, there is not the volume to pass along savings such as book sellers, grocery...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-04, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By The Wanderer

Wasatch Commute: I am currently riding a '04...

Wasatch Commute:

I am currently riding a '04 Randonee as my daily commuter (27 miles routrip). I love it especially for the drop bars. The one nice addition to the '04 was a Ritchey adjustable...
03-22-04, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By The Wanderer

Can I ask where in Sausalito this took place? I...

Can I ask where in Sausalito this took place? I commute right through town (approx. Marin City to Golden Gate Bridge everyday) and have only had to be careful of rubberneck tourists slowing down for...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-04, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By The Wanderer

The segment is heating up. Even though I'm a...

The segment is heating up. Even though I'm a bike commuter, I prefer to see these bikes as practical transportation. That may mean attaching a trailer and going to Costco, or simply hoping on my...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-04, 01:27 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,808
Posted By The Wanderer

A) Occupation: Inside Sales/ Marketing B)...

A) Occupation: Inside Sales/ Marketing
B) Commuting Distance: 27 miles roundtrip (plus 5 mile shuttle over Bay Bridge)
C) When at work I-- Change to fresh clothes from pannier.
D) Where bike is...
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