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01-13-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,456
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Isn't the biggest challenge finding an apartment...

Isn't the biggest challenge finding an apartment that will let you bring the bike inside?
10-21-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,430
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Thank You for the response! Matt

Thank You for the response!

Matt
10-21-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,430
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Smart choice and a light that is at the top of my...

Smart choice and a light that is at the top of my list if/when my NiteRider ever bites the dust. I do have a question. Please verify for me that the Lezyne can really use "generic" 18650...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Yes, tires will make a difference. However, it...

Yes, tires will make a difference. However, it isn't necessarily the width of the tire that makes the difference ... it's the weight. Google the weight of your Schwalbe and than google the weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I remember those grey chamois's. I really liked...

I remember those grey chamois's. I really liked them. I also remember going back to get some more and the chamois had changed to (I think) green. I bought a pair and returned them after the first...
Forum: Touring
08-22-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,402
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Here's what I use: Explorer - Lgt Grey ? My Sun...

Here's what I use:
Explorer - Lgt Grey ? My Sun Protection (http://mysunprotection.com.au/collections/helmet-hats/products/explorer-light-grey-1)

I like the Explorer more than the Tourer because...
08-01-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By Hangtownmatt

This is only true if you wear sunglasses that do...

This is only true if you wear sunglasses that do not properly block UV rays.
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,006
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Are you aware the SP is not user serviceable?...

Are you aware the SP is not user serviceable? When the bearings need service, or anything else goes wrong, the wheel must be torn down and the hub shipped to the manufacturer. This info can be fund...
07-13-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,340
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Here's the best online dynamo hub information I'm...

Here's the best online dynamo hub information I'm aware of:

Peter White Cycles Home Page (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/)

Matt
Forum: Commuting
07-11-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,211
Posted By Hangtownmatt

That's because we've been in a drought the last...

That's because we've been in a drought the last four years. Wait till next year ... El Nino !!! We hope anyway.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,227
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Wrong again. Chains do not stretch. They...

Wrong again. Chains do not stretch. They elongate where the pins intersect the links due to friction. The pins either wear into the links or the pins are worn down by the links. But in either...
06-28-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,734
Posted By Hangtownmatt

For those of you out there battling this disease...

For those of you out there battling this disease and looking for answers I'd like to suggest subscribing to the following discussion groups:

http://www.inspire.com/groups/us-too-prostate-cancer/...
06-27-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,879
Posted By Hangtownmatt

If you want to go faster than 15 mph then get off...

If you want to go faster than 15 mph then get off the MUP. I'm not a people hater but I dislike those who think they're training for the Tour de France on the local MUP!
Forum: Touring
06-27-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,578
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Not with Trek I've been down that road.

Not with Trek I've been down that road.
06-27-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,284
Posted By Hangtownmatt

More important than sprung vs. unsprung is saddle...

More important than sprung vs. unsprung is saddle shape in regards to comfort. And proper shape is dependent body position relative to the bicycle, application and distance. For the non-racer I...
06-27-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,284
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I prefer the resurrection of old threads. It...

I prefer the resurrection of old threads. It shows the person did their due diligence and searched the archives first but did not find the answer they were looking for.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,630
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I know many people subscribe to that practice and...

I know many people subscribe to that practice and I will not argue but .... and I hope I don't jinx myself , will continue to rotate. So far I've never had a problem. I do, however, use common...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,630
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Keep in mind that at 10,000 miles these tires...

Keep in mind that at 10,000 miles these tires were on for two plus years. If I remember correctly my weight fluctuated over those years between 185 and 175 lbs.
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Thank You. I've bookmarked their site but I'm...

Thank You. I've bookmarked their site but I'm looking for a wider tire. In my experience, and I've had several Vittoria tires, they always measure about 3mm less than advertised width-wise. For...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,630
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Seriously? 3400 miles out of Schwalbe Marathon...

Seriously? 3400 miles out of Schwalbe Marathon Supremes? I log my miles so I know for a fact I got just under 10,000 miles out of a set of 700X35 Marathon Supremes. I could of gone further but i...
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I should elaborate. I'm looking for the larger...

I should elaborate. I'm looking for the larger 700 x 38c.
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I seem to have a very hard time locating these...

I seem to have a very hard time locating these tires both online and in the LBS's. Where can they be found?
Forum: Commuting
06-24-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,630
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I've kept a simple Excel spreadsheet of my miles...

I've kept a simple Excel spreadsheet of my miles since 1995. I started it as a motivational tool to keep track of my miles and times. After we started a family I let go of the time aspect. I found...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,413
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I live around Sacramento CA and ride in triple...

I live around Sacramento CA and ride in triple digits every year. It's really not that bad. In the winter I suffer through the mornings for the afternoon ride and in the summer suffer through the...
06-18-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Hangtownmatt

If you didn't sunburn in regular t-shirts why not...

If you didn't sunburn in regular t-shirts why not go back to them. There's no rule that says cyclists must wear cycling jerseys.

Matt
06-18-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Here's what I use to protect my face, neck and...

Here's what I use to protect my face, neck and ears:

Explorer (http://www.treadley.com.au/explorer-dark-grey/)

This fits over your helmet. It looks a bit goofy but protects and keeps me much...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,533
Posted By Hangtownmatt

This is what I was going to suggest. Great idea....

This is what I was going to suggest. Great idea. I work with a guy who does this. As a side note: Cycling by itself is not the solution to long term health unless you combine it with other...
06-14-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,352
Posted By Hangtownmatt

This is something you will have to work out...

This is something you will have to work out yourself. Too many variables. However, Specialized makes very good saddles in my opinion. Unfortunately, I checked the specs on your bike and saw that...
06-13-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Hangtownmatt

During a prostatectomy a section of the urethra...

During a prostatectomy a section of the urethra is removed and completely disconnected from the bladder. The bladder is then pulled down a bit and the shortened urethra reattached. Most doctors...
05-31-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,090
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I do not think traffic laws in the U.S. vary by...

I do not think traffic laws in the U.S. vary by local. However, the ignorance of police officers in regards to cyclists certainly does. Regardless, dead is dead. A ticket is insignificant.
05-31-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,090
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Keep in mind the scenario being discussed is a...

Keep in mind the scenario being discussed is a red light with traffic stopped, not a green light with traffic moving at 30 mph. A cyclist is safer obeying vehicle traffic laws than they are acting...
05-30-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I went through a period where I was test riding...

I went through a period where I was test riding bikes on a regular basis. I really wasn't in the market but was always in search of that perfect fit. At the time my kids were both competitive...
05-30-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I would never decide on a bike without a test...

I would never decide on a bike without a test ride, but than again I've been riding all my life and I know what I want. My last test ride lasted 4 hours ... not 5 minutes. For someone who doesn't...
05-30-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,090
Posted By Hangtownmatt

If I want to cross an intersection at a red...

If I want to cross an intersection at a red light, I move to the left, take control of the lane and get in line with the cars. Once in the intersection and past right hand turning traffic I move...
05-30-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By Hangtownmatt

NiteRider customer support is awesome. Send them...

NiteRider customer support is awesome. Send them an email and explain what happened. They worked on my out-of-warranty light, upgraded a circuit board too boot, and it didn't cost me anything...
05-28-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,090
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Its been my experience that this usually happens...

Its been my experience that this usually happens in the springtime as the high schooler's summer vacation approaches. It can be startling. This happened to me just recently and the carload of four...
05-27-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Here's what I use. Looks silly but works great! ...

Here's what I use. Looks silly but works great!

Explorer (http://www.treadley.com.au/explorer-dark-grey/)
05-25-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Hangtownmatt

That's awesome. Cycling could be just the outlet...

That's awesome. Cycling could be just the outlet he needs. Google "Freddie Hoffman bicycle". He's not autistic but certainly has/had his own set of challenges. Here are a couple links to get you...
05-21-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,271
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Here is a cyclist we could all learn a thing or...

Here is a cyclist we could all learn a thing or two from:

The Man Who Rode to the Moon (and back) (twice) | Miles 4 Melanoma (http://miles4melanoma.com/freddiehoffman/)

Biking A Million Miles...
05-20-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,560
Posted By Hangtownmatt

If the Nite Sun bottle is anything like the Nite...

If the Nite Sun bottle is anything like the Nite Rider the top cap will screw off counterclockwise. Nite Rider also used spray foam. Once the cap is removed the foam and batteries can be removed in...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,858
Posted By Hangtownmatt

When I bought my Hillborne Riv told me it could...

When I bought my Hillborne Riv told me it could handle 40 lbs. They described the breakdown as the Hilsen 20 lbs., the Hillborne 40 lbs and the Atlantis 60 lbs. The Hung was still in development. ...
05-18-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,560
Posted By Hangtownmatt

The issues with your NiteSun are its weight, the...

The issues with your NiteSun are its weight, the amount of handlebar real estate it requires and the fact you must give up a water bottle cage. You are probably better off getting a newer technology...
05-16-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,004
Posted By Hangtownmatt

USB rechargeable's have batteries.

USB rechargeable's have batteries.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Crazy Cyclist, Few things to think about: ...

Crazy Cyclist,

Few things to think about:

1. Kryptonite Series 2 is at the lower end of the Kryptonite security spectrum and the rear wheel/frame is more expensive to replace than the front. ...
05-16-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,004
Posted By Hangtownmatt

My only other suggestion would be to get a light...

My only other suggestion would be to get a light that uses a non-proprietary (off the shelf) battery. Lyzene and Fenix come to mind.
05-15-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,004
Posted By Hangtownmatt

In my opinion you don't need more than 350 lumen....

In my opinion you don't need more than 350 lumen. I've been commuting by bicycle since the halogen days; 1992 or there about. Having said that I currently have use a Niterider 600. I rarely if...
05-08-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I'll recommend the basic Hollywood rack; the...

I'll recommend the basic Hollywood rack; the "original" I've been using mine, for the most part, five days a week since 1995. I paid $50 new. I've used it on various vehicles and have used it to...
Forum: Touring
05-07-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,700
Posted By Hangtownmatt

I did. I had you confused with irwin7638.

I did. I had you confused with irwin7638.
Forum: Touring
05-06-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,700
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Corwin, Don't you have a Hungaplliar? Why...

Corwin,

Don't you have a Hungaplliar? Why would you want an LHT?
Forum: Commuting
05-03-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 296,145
Posted By Hangtownmatt

Thanks Corwin. You saved me some work.

Thanks Corwin. You saved me some work.
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