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Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Sawtooth

2nd the used recommendation. I have quite a few...

2nd the used recommendation. I have quite a few bikes but for general riding including up to 100 miles/day my 1982 peugeot (converted with lots of modern goodies piece by piece) is almost as fast as...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,651
Posted By Sawtooth

FOOLISH and FAST FILTERING 1) In the...

FOOLISH and FAST FILTERING

1) In the storefront lane along a busy stripmall, I passed a car at speed on the right through a parking lot intersection. The car turned right (of course) and...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By Sawtooth

2 cases of passing on the right at the wrong...

2 cases of passing on the right at the wrong location:

1) In the storefront lane along a busy stripmall, I passed a car at speed on the right through a parking lot intersection. The car turned...
06-20-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 2,621,266
Posted By Sawtooth

This has to be the sweetest package of upgrades I...

This has to be the sweetest package of upgrades I have ever seen on a Jake. Very nice.
06-20-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 2,621,266
Posted By Sawtooth

Love this bike. I am looking for a frame for my...

Love this bike. I am looking for a frame for my wife and she really likes this one too. The thing is that she will probably never use it offroad so I doubt a cx bike would be ideal for her, despite...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,231
Posted By Sawtooth

Another vote for a 42 X 12-26 or so. Have been...

Another vote for a 42 X 12-26 or so. Have been running that on my 1X9 for a couple of years and love it.
05-31-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By Sawtooth

So, that is a very interesting point. It is my...

So, that is a very interesting point. It is my understanding that in '11 Kona changed the JTS (and maybe the Jake) geometry to match that of the Major Jake.

I have both an MJ (2005) and JTS...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Sawtooth

At 5,9 you should be able to ride a 55 even...

At 5,9 you should be able to ride a 55 even thought it might be a tad big. I am 5,8 and I ride a 54 but often think I could happily go to a 55. I doubt that you will need to swap the fork, the...
05-27-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Sawtooth

This is a very cool bike! Hope you and enjoy and...

This is a very cool bike! Hope you and enjoy and ride the hell out of it :)
05-27-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Sawtooth

Glad you like it ArchEtech. Keep us posted. One...

Glad you like it ArchEtech. Keep us posted. One thing to consider is selling the ultegra before it gets "used" and putting sram on it. Would be pretty easy and probably not cost you too much.
05-27-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By Sawtooth

Regarding tiagra, my MJ came used with Dura Ace...

Regarding tiagra, my MJ came used with Dura Ace 7700. I could not see any need to run 7700 on a cross bike that was serving heavy commuting duty so I put 9 speed tiagra on it. It worked happily for...
05-25-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By Sawtooth

I love the Jake series. I have a Jake but I have...

I love the Jake series. I have a Jake but I have a JTS and a MJ and find myself reaching for them almost every time I go for a ride. Unless I am hammering with the REALLY fast boys, I even reach...
05-24-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Sawtooth

Ok, that is quite different from what I...

Ok, that is quite different from what I originally thought. In that case carbon will be wonderful. I don't own the carbon MJ but my scandium one is probably my favorite bike I have ever owned...
05-23-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Sawtooth

Going to agree with Andy_K on this one. Carbony...

Going to agree with Andy_K on this one. Carbony race bikes are AWESOME fun to ride and have their place but I would probably not tour on one. I would, however, do extended Credit Card touring on...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Sawtooth

Haha, no freakin' way!

Haha, no freakin' way!
Forum: Commuting
05-22-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Sawtooth

ahh...Commando!

welcome back old friend; my stupid tax for the day. Just saying...
05-22-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,690
Posted By Sawtooth

Also Barrettscv, do when do you actually have to...

Also Barrettscv, do when do you actually have to come up with the cash for the group buy?
05-22-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,690
Posted By Sawtooth

Thanks for the update Barrettscv. Does anyone...

Thanks for the update Barrettscv. Does anyone have any information or opinion regarding how the pedal force might stack up against other even more generic offerings such as the FR501?...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,137
Posted By Sawtooth

Thanks Andy_K. I have always loved this scheme...

Thanks Andy_K. I have always loved this scheme too. I don't know if you are a 54 or not but if you are you certainly can have first rights of refusal. I may be letting it go to build up a road bike...
05-21-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 2,621,266
Posted By Sawtooth

I am assuming that question is regarding the JTS....

I am assuming that question is regarding the JTS. I suppose the easiest answer is because that is what feels good and seems to give me the most power. My saddles are run pretty high on all of my...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,137
Posted By Sawtooth

My commuting bikes: Right now they all get about...

My commuting bikes: Right now they all get about equal time, I just pick whatever I am in the mood for.

1982 Peugeot P8 recently resurected after bottom bracket replacement. Currently fully...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,542
Posted By Sawtooth

like

like
05-18-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,676
Posted By Sawtooth

Modern tool-specific repairs include bottom...

Modern tool-specific repairs include bottom bracket work and cassette/hub removal. Most of the rest can be handled with standard basic/old school tools.

ALTHOUGH: I would probably never part with...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,633
Posted By Sawtooth

Where is my "like" button. Have a great day...

Where is my "like" button. Have a great day off.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Sawtooth

Wind!

It was very windy tonight and I had to face it all the way home. I learned a great lesson, though. I simply got into the drops and forgot about my speed. Rather, I simply focused on keeping a...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,542
Posted By Sawtooth

I do it if there is plenty of room to go around...

I do it if there is plenty of room to go around me without having to wait for oncoming cars. If the lane is narrow, I concede that they have already earned the right to be ahead of me by passing me...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By Sawtooth

Looks great. How is it mechanically? If the...

Looks great. How is it mechanically? If the mechanics are great, I would say you got a great deal.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,526
Posted By Sawtooth

I shower and shave the evening before as soon as...

I shower and shave the evening before as soon as I get home from my afternoon commute.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By Sawtooth

Oh Boy...now that is stuck in my head!

Oh Boy...now that is stuck in my head!
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By Sawtooth

What tunes do you rock?

For those who ride with tunes, what tunes do you rock on your commute?

My choices vary with my moods. In the morning when I want to control my pace I have been listening to Ulrich Schnauss.

On...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Sawtooth

Sometimes I just go around without announcing but...

Sometimes I just go around without announcing but only if I can get at least 4 feet away from them. Otherwise, I just say "One Bike!"
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,068
Posted By Sawtooth

Wow, sending best thoughts out to MMACH5.

Wow, sending best thoughts out to MMACH5.
05-15-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By Sawtooth

Update, I just completed my 14 mile commute in to...

Update, I just completed my 14 mile commute in to work on my JTS. I noticed that the reach on the JTS feels significantly shorter than it does on my Major Jake. The only real difference is in the...
05-15-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By Sawtooth

Although many chose to go down a size, both of my...

Although many chose to go down a size, both of my crossers are 54, just like my Tarmac. Although I do race occaisionally, I use them for a lot of things other than cross racing so I like my fit to...
05-14-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 2,621,266
Posted By Sawtooth

Just realized I have not shared either of my CX...

Just realized I have not shared either of my CX bikes. I race occasionally but have really just started my 30 mile RT commute on both of them regularly again. Looking to take one of them (have not...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By Sawtooth

But...like Adam said....it can often be avoided...

But...like Adam said....it can often be avoided with as little as a mile out of my way for me.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By Sawtooth

I have 2 similar situations I encounter on my...

I have 2 similar situations I encounter on my regular routes. One of them has only the far right lane entering the freeway but the other has 2 of the 4 lanes on a one-way entering the freeway after...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Sawtooth

"Cyclists are also your friends and neighbors;...

"Cyclists are also your friends and neighbors; share the road kindly".
Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Sawtooth

I liked this enough to share on facebook. We...

I liked this enough to share on facebook. We have been having an ongoing discussion (yeah, I am a nerd) about the benefits/cost of intuitive vs analytic thinking patterns. Here are some comments.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,718
Posted By Sawtooth

another option:...

another option: http://blackmountaincycles.blogspot.com/p/black-mountain-cycles-frames.html
Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Sawtooth

Wow, that was great. I can totally relate. I...

Wow, that was great. I can totally relate. I too lay awake between 3 and 5 every morning and worry. There is no doubt that riding (I used to use rock climbing/mountaineering) places the focus in a...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Sawtooth

I can relate. I tend to gravitate toward the...

I can relate. I tend to gravitate toward the most heavily trafficked routes as well. Not fast traffic, mind you; just heavy traffic...which usually means slower than normal and backed up at lights.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,317
Posted By Sawtooth

Hahaha! Good one! That made me laugh out loud...

Hahaha! Good one! That made me laugh out loud at work.
05-07-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,690
Posted By Sawtooth

Looks very nice. I am definitely interested in...

Looks very nice. I am definitely interested in the group buy this time around but I don't really care for the format. I suppose the key is to be reasonable but I am not really sure what to bid yet.
05-07-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,420
Posted By Sawtooth

I thought that too...that I would essentially be...

I thought that too...that I would essentially be riding a bike that is good at everything but great at nothing. I suppose that is true, but it really on the high end of the "good" scale. So much so...
05-06-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,420
Posted By Sawtooth

Sorry about your crash. THis is an interesting...

Sorry about your crash. THis is an interesting question. We have a local hill here in Boise (Backside of dump loop for locals) where I have hit 61 mph on my road bike (Tarmac Pro) and 58 mph on my...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,137
Posted By Sawtooth

Nice looking ride. If I were you I would not...

Nice looking ride. If I were you I would not spend too much money upgrading the mongoose. Just ride it to death. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-05-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Sawtooth

I was at 17 RT before we moved to our currrent...

I was at 17 RT before we moved to our currrent location (26-30 RT depending on route). I honestly did not notice it being significantly more difficult. My shortest route in now is 13 miles and...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,686
Posted By Sawtooth

wasn't there a cyclocross bike where the maker...

wasn't there a cyclocross bike where the maker had purposefully rusted the frame for looks. I will try to find it.

http://www.cycleexif.com/sycip-cross-dresser-2

There is another, way more...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Sawtooth

great posts. I forgot to mention that we (due to...

great posts. I forgot to mention that we (due to recent construction) have, not one..but TWO locker/shower rooms for each gender and a pretty decent gym. :). Minus the rack situation, I am feeling...
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