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Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By cdalefan

23 commandment of commuting Thou shalt not...

23 commandment of commuting

Thou shalt not thinketh about the money thou spendeth on commuting. Nor shalt thou thinketh about how the money equates to a new car, boat, motorcycle.

Thou...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By cdalefan

Thanks Everyone for your comments and suggestions...

Thanks Everyone for your comments and suggestions -

I think I will do a training ride with them.

I never really thought about 13 (or 26) miles as being a long way because when I started...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By cdalefan

I figure more like an hour and a half for the...

I figure more like an hour and a half for the group and if we don't make that, so be it, we'll be late.

I already covered the helmet thing with them, and I will carry enough tools to get us...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By cdalefan

The funny part is, in two years I have never...

The funny part is, in two years I have never asked anyone to join me, they all think I'm a nut. (sound familiar)
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By cdalefan

i was thinking it will be my easiest ride of the...

i was thinking it will be my easiest ride of the year. I'll be in the back
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By cdalefan

SO Get This, Bike to Work Week

As of today, I will be "escorting" three of my coworkers 13 miles on bike to work day (May 21)

One of them came to me, a second joined the conversation and the third was invited afterword. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,138
Posted By cdalefan

Hey, don't meddle!

Hey, don't meddle!
Forum: Commuting
02-26-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By cdalefan

Princeton NJ - Stand and be recognized

This is just a shot in the dark that the guy I am referencing is a member-

Who rides down Clarksville Road in Princeton Junction, NJ every day; including this morning? Touring bike, one pannier,...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,197
Posted By cdalefan

Take the number of hours and the price that you...

Take the number of hours and the price that you paid for your 'weekend' bike. Then take the number of hours that you commute and extrapolate a reasonable value.

EG
Weekend bike = $3000
Weekend...
09-23-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By cdalefan

I thought about that Why do you think that...

I thought about that

Why do you think that would only happen while coasting, force from the chain pulling putting stress on the crack to pull it together?
09-23-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By cdalefan

Stupid Question, is it a 9 speed Brifter? I was...

Stupid Question, is it a 9 speed Brifter? I was under the impression that all 105 was 10 speed
09-23-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By cdalefan

Clunk while coasting

Two days ago on my commuter I started to get a clunk on each rotation while coasting. Goes away while pedaling. Won't do it off the bike when I spin the wheel.

Here is the setup-
105 Cassette ...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,531
Posted By cdalefan

Now do the same study in (insert local affluent...

Now do the same study in (insert local affluent neighborhood here) and see what the results show.

I was having a similar conversation in the office yesterday. It was centered around household...
09-21-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By cdalefan

Get a DiNotte 300L rear light and bolt it right...

Get a DiNotte 300L rear light and bolt it right through. The holes are not the standard width, but you can drill out the rack to accommodate the DiNottes bolt pattern.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,570
Posted By cdalefan

A NEW Bike! But, not just any new bike, it's a...

A NEW Bike! But, not just any new bike, it's a Blue new bike, but not just any blue new bike.....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,570
Posted By cdalefan

The key to riding in the winter is; don't stop in...

The key to riding in the winter is; don't stop in the fall.

If you ease your way into the colder temperatures and never stop riding the winter doenst seem that bad. On the other side of winter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By cdalefan

Simple green and water. Some:rest mix in a spray...

Simple green and water. Some:rest mix in a spray bottle
Forum: Commuting
08-28-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,995
Posted By cdalefan

Dinotte Dual 400L in the front. Only one...

Dinotte Dual 400L in the front. Only one flashing in the summer, the other will go back on soon and I may add a third this winter

Dinotte 400L rear light. And, I may add a second this winter.
...
08-14-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By cdalefan

It's normal, Mine does it all the time when I...

It's normal, Mine does it all the time when I charge in USB from my computer.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By cdalefan

I'd buy them

I'd buy them
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,974
Posted By cdalefan

I get Slime pre glued patch kits there for a buck...

I get Slime pre glued patch kits there for a buck piece. They would be much more at the bike store
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By cdalefan

No answer The flat fairies will hunt me down

No answer

The flat fairies will hunt me down
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By cdalefan

I really have another impression from the cops in...

I really have another impression from the cops in my area

I seem to get a nod or a wave from the guys passing me. Kind of a acknowledgemnt of the effort that it takes to ride to work every day,...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By cdalefan

htfu

htfu
Forum: Commuting
06-24-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By cdalefan

Year round here, too. I call poll foul

Year round here, too.

I call poll foul
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,827
Posted By cdalefan

Yes, carry more water bottles, you'll be happy...

Yes, carry more water bottles, you'll be happy that you don't have something on your back to make you hot
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,685
Posted By cdalefan

+1, nice call

+1, nice call
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,685
Posted By cdalefan

+1 on Lon Haldeman, second would be Alexi Grewal

+1 on Lon Haldeman, second would be Alexi Grewal
06-12-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By cdalefan

Thanks Casey Kasem!

Thanks Casey Kasem!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By cdalefan

Did you get the chain over the RD pulleys and...

Did you get the chain over the RD pulleys and UNDER the guides/keepers?

I have done this before in a rush where I didn't get the chain in the right path through the RD and it just rubs on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,069
Posted By cdalefan

I feel like I am tempting fate by even reading...

I feel like I am tempting fate by even reading this thread, so, no comment.
04-16-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By cdalefan

somehow, I knew that was going to be the answer. ...

somehow, I knew that was going to be the answer.

Where are you in PA? Can't be too far from me in Princeton, huh?
04-16-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By cdalefan

A little off topic, but, do the SRAM shifters...

A little off topic, but, do the SRAM shifters come with cables? I am about to buy a set of Rival, do I need to order new cable and housing?
03-24-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By cdalefan

Mine do the same thing. I can even make them rub...

Mine do the same thing. I can even make them rub when I am out of the saddle pushing up a hill. The side to side torsion on the front wheel can make a little rub.

I have heard that a better...
02-19-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,823
Posted By cdalefan

The saddle with the cutout will help this too.

The saddle with the cutout will help this too.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By cdalefan

Thanks TSL I just snapped a couple pics of...

Thanks TSL

I just snapped a couple pics of my rear brake so that you can see where the '08 has the cable. I don't think that it will help you much, but, it sounds like you have it under control...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By cdalefan

I buy the spring argument. When I look at rear...

I buy the spring argument. When I look at rear caliper it is slow to return to the open position. It releases quick to about 2/3 open then takes its own sweet time opening the rest of the way.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By cdalefan

Hey TSL! Yup, I love my Portland. When the...

Hey TSL! Yup, I love my Portland. When the "Whats your ultimate commuter bike?" thread pops up, I have to resist telling the world that I am riding mine. Not much that I would change about it.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By cdalefan

Funny, I have been having a problem with my rear...

Funny, I have been having a problem with my rear brake also. It will slow, but not stop, the bike. I have to look at your fix as a solution.

Please let me know if you come up with something...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By cdalefan

Winter: Two chains, one on the bike and one in a...

Winter: Two chains, one on the bike and one in a cleaner, swap weekly. Wipe everything else down with diluted simple green, wait 'til spring.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By cdalefan

I was not un-happy with the 105. What I want is...

I was not un-happy with the 105. What I want is a bike with cranks and derailleurs. It happens that DA is relatively cheap right now, so, why not. But, for a couple extra bucks I can switch the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By cdalefan

What makes it a 105 bike if the cranks, RD, FD...

What makes it a 105 bike if the cranks, RD, FD are all DA?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By cdalefan

Another, tell me what to buy!

Over this winter I stole the double 105 crank, RD and FD off of my CAAD9 to replace the triple 105 on my commuter. A big upgrade in shifting performance BTW.

So now the CAAD9 is sitting crankless...
01-27-09, 04:07 PM
01-27-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,845
Posted By cdalefan

+1, simply said; huh, pedal washers?

+1, simply said; huh, pedal washers?
01-26-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By cdalefan

I dont have a KWing so this is a guess. ...

I dont have a KWing so this is a guess.

Could you get away with somthing like the Dinotte 200. They use that Oring mount setup that would go around the bar. The only potential problem I could...
01-26-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By cdalefan

The 400's were the first and only DiNottes that I...

The 400's were the first and only DiNottes that I have used. I guess if the the right number of bikes is n+1 than the correct amount of light is 2N. Like I said above I normally use the 50% setting...
01-23-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By cdalefan

Ok, here are three pictures of the lights. ...

Ok, here are three pictures of the lights.

The first two show the dual 400L on the bars and the last is the rear light (like there is anything to see there)

Any way, I hope you like the set up....
01-23-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By cdalefan

When I searched I found the said plethora of...

When I searched I found the said plethora of ceramic bearing pulleys. Nothing with just regular bearings, hence, the original post.

After jtarvers post about Phil Wood grease, it may be that I am...
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