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Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,181
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I've heard the quote before "riding your bike for...

I've heard the quote before "riding your bike for transportation signifies either dedication or desperation". Unfortunately I'm a cheapskate so I'm sure most think it's desperation for me. In the...
07-19-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,440
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

This is the technique I use as well. What's left...

This is the technique I use as well. What's left of it, I just shave off with no guard on an electric razor about every 2-3 weeks. Of course now I have almost permanent dents on the top of my head...
05-26-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 370,111
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I've never been a big spender or accumulator so I...

I've never been a big spender or accumulator so I have spent most of my 31 years of life fairly simply. I definitely have more possessions than I need, but still less than most others. I make a...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15,333
Views: 11,159,992
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Haha thanks. I have a few pretty bikes, but this...

Haha thanks. I have a few pretty bikes, but this one is always the go-to bike. The frame bag is a Nashbar. The panniers are the Nashbar Daytrekker panniers.

Btw, how is the commuting up there in...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Don't give up. I was a full time bike commuter...

Don't give up. I was a full time bike commuter way back in 2007. After a move, school, having a kid, more school, etc., I am just now back into a position where it is feasible to bike to work. Even...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15,333
Views: 11,159,992
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Pretty sure I have posted a few of the previous...

Pretty sure I have posted a few of the previous builds of this bike of the past 7 years, but this is it in its current state. I have 5 other bikes, but this ugly beast built out of random parts rides...
05-17-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,622
Views: 2,161,700
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Not a very good pic of it, but here is my daily...

Not a very good pic of it, but here is my daily commuter that I built out of junk in the parts bin. It is an old Raleigh Glacier (I haven't been able to find any info on these at all). I am kind of...
05-14-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 123,968
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Trying out the Trail-a-bike with my son. He has a...

Trying out the Trail-a-bike with my son. He has a bit of growing to do before he will fit it, so we were limited to just a few circles around in front of the house. Unfortunately his dad is 5'6" and...
04-24-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I had school the night of Earth Day, so I was...

I had school the night of Earth Day, so I was also in the "had to drive" group. :(

On a more positive note, I did harvest my first few handfuls of beans out of my first ever garden, so I guess...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,722
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Where to stop at Red light?

I know this has been asked before, but my searches have come up with nothing.

When pulling up to a red light that already has cars stopped at it, should you:

a) Stop behind the last car in line...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,464
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

It looks like all (most) of the weight is...

It looks like all (most) of the weight is supposed by the top handle. I would be concerned about it failing from bumps. Then again I am used to carrying a full sized laptop and 1,000+ pages of...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,107
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Do you still have this bike? What make and model...

Do you still have this bike? What make and model is it? It sounds like it may just need a bottom bracket to get on the road again. A bike shop should fix that for about $40, or for $40, you could buy...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

If that frame fits, I say definitely go for it!...

If that frame fits, I say definitely go for it! I've seen a few people us baby carriers as a great backpack carrier so you dont have to wear and sweat all over your bag on the ride. If you don't like...
04-06-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I say just ride the heck out of it, and like...

I say just ride the heck out of it, and like other have mentioned your first bike is for you to figure out what you want for your second bike. I suggestion I have if you can't get the low quality...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I've done this before and it worked out great....

I've done this before and it worked out great. Not as goofy looking as a milk crate, and with a $7 bungee net, you can strap a backpack down to the top of it. It worked great for me since I needed...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I have a cheap Dahon single speed that I picked...

I have a cheap Dahon single speed that I picked up pretty cheap and it basically stays in my trunk. Its always there in case I am out and about and have a bike and its also one less bike to have to...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,667
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

As 2943295 others have mentioned, the Incredibell...

As 2943295 others have mentioned, the Incredibell in really small and is what I have. I believe I have seen people even mount the bell on their seat post to keep it a little more hidden. Not sure how...
03-14-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

The non-school days definitely make it easy to...

The non-school days definitely make it easy to carpool. It is the days that either of us have class that it becomes not an option (hers are Tuesday Wednesday, mine is Thursday, this semester). Her...
03-14-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Yea, we do a "family" type ride with a group in...

Yea, we do a "family" type ride with a group in the neighborhood most Saturdays. He rides in a trailer. He also has his bike and balance bike that he rides outside by the house, and still waiting for...
03-13-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Almost a perfect chance for me to go car-light again...almost

I do quite a bit of reading here, not much posting. Mainly bc I am too lazy to type on a tablet...

Anyways, I was very car-light back in 2007 before starting college. I relocated and went to...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Nice bike! I have been eye-ballin' that thing for...

Nice bike! I have been eye-ballin' that thing for years. I'm pretty sure there would be one hanging on my wall right now if it would fit a fat tire. I have always been a sucker for downtube shifters.
02-08-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 370,111
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

This sounds like an interesting show. Are you...

This sounds like an interesting show. Are you watching it online? I would like to try to find it and watch it if possible.
11-26-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I'm a cheapskate on everything in life. I only...

I'm a cheapskate on everything in life. I only buy Park Tools after my many bad experiences with cheap tools. That should tell you something!
10-14-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Like many others, I use a ziploc for my phone,...

Like many others, I use a ziploc for my phone, and it has never failed me.
08-27-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I put a $2000 down payment on my last car, and $0...

I put a $2000 down payment on my last car, and $0 a month payments. Guess what, it never got repo'd. If anyone else gets in a situation where they HAVE to have a car, this may be an their best bet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Anyone know of any group rides in Asheville NC area?

Im headed up to Asheville NC area next Monday and leaving either Thursday or Friday. So far my Google searching and phone calling has only come up with one ride on a Thursday.

Bad thing is, GF...
08-03-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Thats really neat that she hauls all those kids...

Thats really neat that she hauls all those kids around by bike!

However, I can't help but wonder, is she eco-friendly for going car-free, or an eco-terror for tripling her and her husband's share...
08-03-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,424
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

yes, I do ride in the winter. If it gets REALLY...

yes, I do ride in the winter. If it gets REALLY cold, I will put on a pair of pants instead of shorts.

Sorry, like the other Florida folks, I had to do it.

I am in Northeast Florida, and I get...
07-29-12, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Thanks for the tips! I finally got it on there...

Thanks for the tips! I finally got it on there nice and round. I first did the stem poking thing, then inflated to about 20 psi and lined up the bead where I could. Then I aired up to 30 psi and...
07-27-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,487
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I see those little kids bike trailers on...

I see those little kids bike trailers on craigslist all the time for about $30-40. They fold up super small when not in use, and can be used for a ton of other carfree task
07-26-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Thanks, I am going to probably just try another...

Thanks, I am going to probably just try another set. I have a set of Vittoria Zaffiros that took me about 20 minutes a piece to put on my Cannondale, so maybe they will hold better on the Araya rims....
07-26-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I guess I should add that these are my first set...

I guess I should add that these are my first set of folding bead tires, I am assuming that the mounting procedure is the same for them as with a non-folding bead
07-26-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Bad tire and rim combination?

This question is sorta a follow up on a question I had a week or two ago: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/831058-Proper-way-to-store-bike-tires-and-did-I-kill-these?highlight=

So, I...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

My gf is 4'11", and I often use her bike to pull...

My gf is 4'11", and I often use her bike to pull our kid trailer since her bike has the hitch on it. Her bike is a cruiser-style bike, so its something that the top tube doesn't really effect. I just...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,774
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

For the two mile ride you have, I would just go...

For the two mile ride you have, I would just go with whatever tires are already on the bike, as long as they aren't super dead. Maybe just throw in some next tubes, and get a new set of tires once...
07-24-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 370,111
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Lots of air mattress love here...personally I...

Lots of air mattress love here...personally I would sleep better on cold tile in the middle of December than I have ever slept on an air mattress.

The Japanese futon does seem interesting. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,774
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

$300 to get your bike commutable sounds crazy to...

$300 to get your bike commutable sounds crazy to me. Even if that does include a fork swap. I would definitely question a shop that would tell you that you need a ~$1600 bike to begin commuting on. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

A rack is (normally) held on by 4 bolts...I can...

A rack is (normally) held on by 4 bolts...I can remove/install my rack about as quick as you can check the air pressure in your tires. I say go for the rack, and spend the 2 minutes removing it...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

New found love for commuter tires!

I have always ridden on "whatever tires where laying around", and had pretty good luck with them in the past. Well though a series of parts/bike swaps I ended up with a set of 26x1.5" Specialized...
07-18-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 370,111
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I sleep on just a folder up comforter in the...

I sleep on just a folder up comforter in the floor pretty often. I have noticed that when I sleep on it, I get some back pain for about the first three days, but it feels like a "good" back pain if...
07-15-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Bikes Direct has a few of its own LBSs. I have...

Bikes Direct has a few of its own LBSs. I have one here in Jacksonville, and I have heard that is more in Texas. They also go by the name of Cycle Spectrum, so do a search for both of those store...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I use a Garmin on 95% of my club rides, but the...

I use a Garmin on 95% of my club rides, but the times that I do show up with a dead battery, I usually end up enjoying the ride more since its more about having fun at that point. Then again, my...
07-12-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,967
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

I have a set of the RaceLite Hardcases by...

I have a set of the RaceLite Hardcases by Bontrager, but am yet to mount them on anything. All the reviews I read before buying them seemed like the people who owned them really liked them. Of course...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

+1 on checking the conditions at your school....

+1 on checking the conditions at your school. When I was living in Gainesville Florida, you would see $70 Walmart bikes on campus with every part imaginable stolen off of it. Now I go to school in...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,457
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Zombie thread just made me spend $8 on Amazon for...

Zombie thread just made me spend $8 on Amazon for a deodorant rock, lol. We will see how it works...
07-10-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Thanks for the info everyone! I checked the tire...

Thanks for the info everyone! I checked the tire today and noticed it has a bit of a bulge on the side in the same spot the dip is, so I think its just an old dead tire. The back tire did seem to...
07-09-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Thanks for the replies. I will check the seating...

Thanks for the replies. I will check the seating again tomorrow, but I am pretty good at doing the partial inflate/check bead/fully inflate as I air up newly mounted tires.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

This is my logic. Although, I am left-handed so I...

This is my logic. Although, I am left-handed so I put the right foot down. All yall righties do everything backwards...
07-09-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Proper way to store bike tires...and did I kill these?

Today I put on a set of Contis that I had taken off another one of my bikes last summer and they both had bad "humps" (or maybe flat spots) in them. I knew they where fine when I took them off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,274
Posted By MyBikeGotStolen

Glad to hear everyone made it out ok! Its...

Glad to hear everyone made it out ok!

Its been about 5 weeks for me, and I totally forgot about this thread (and the surgery) so I guess everything has healed up nicely!
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