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Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By exile

Recommendations for "pouches or gear" depend on...

Recommendations for "pouches or gear" depend on what you are using the bike for. Are you carrying in clothes for work or do you need to go grocery shopping or whatever else?
05-04-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By exile

Maybe I am not understanding the question...

Maybe I am not understanding the question correctly, but to keep or develop cycling muscle then keep cycling or increase your range or intensity.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,956
Posted By exile

I have the Axiom Kootenays which are maybe 10...

I have the Axiom Kootenays which are maybe 10 years old and never really had a problem with them. They are not waterproof, but I rarely ride in the rain. If something does come up I simply cover it...
01-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By exile

If you are new to riding I would suggest you buy...

If you are new to riding I would suggest you buy something relatively cheap off of craigslist. Depending on your area you may be able to find some decent brand name bikes (Specialized, Giant, Trek,...
Forum: Touring
01-12-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,958
Posted By exile

Why would a picture of a boat be against the law?

Why would a picture of a boat be against the law?
Forum: Commuting
01-12-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,867
Posted By exile

I commute in my work clothes I will wear that day...

I commute in my work clothes I will wear that day except for shoes. I am able to keep my dress shoes in a drawer at work and wear a cheap formal looking mocassin type of shoe since I have flat...
12-29-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,760
Posted By exile

I am a fan of the Brooks myself. I have the B17,...

I am a fan of the Brooks myself. I have the B17, B17 Imperial and the C19 carved. I also had a Brooks Flyer that was unfortunately stolen. I haven't ridden the C19 to much but it is comfortable...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By exile

I recently started getting pain when I switched...

I recently started getting pain when I switched saddles. What worked for me was slightly lowering the saddle and moving it back slightly. When making adjustments I suggest making small ones.
08-12-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,956
Posted By exile

My suggestion would be to ride to your LBS to get...

My suggestion would be to ride to your LBS to get a ballpark figure to work with. I just replaced the wheels on my LHT after 10 years with Alex DH 19 (36 spoke). I believe I paid about $250 but don't...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By exile

I put Jones Loop Bars on my Surly LHT and do not...

I put Jones Loop Bars on my Surly LHT and do not plan on going back. I didn't change bars due to an injury though. I never felt comfortable with drop bars even after doing different modifications.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,186
Posted By exile

I usually don't commute if it is cold (below 40...

I usually don't commute if it is cold (below 40 for me) and/or wet. I used to be a year commuter, but a change in both age and jobs brought me to my current commuting style.
04-09-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By exile

There is nothing wrong with having a change of...

There is nothing wrong with having a change of pace bike. I have both a hardtail mountain bike and a touring bike both set up for commuting. They both ride differently and are fun to ride it it's...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By exile

My first commute this year was in late January,...

My first commute this year was in late January, after not riding consistently since late October early November. On my way into work I started hearing my brake rub against the rim. At work I...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,820
Posted By exile

I was able to get in one day about 2 weeks ago. ...

I was able to get in one day about 2 weeks ago. I should be able to get in one or two days this week.
09-15-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By exile

Unfortunately your search for the perfect saddle...

Unfortunately your search for the perfect saddle may end up being an expensive trial and error process. However you seem to have done some research and come up with brands or styles that are popular...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By exile

See if you can make the bike you have work for...

See if you can make the bike you have work for you by upgrading the tires. Also try your commute on the weekend to see how long it will take, gauge traffic or find alternative routes. Once you...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By exile

I just had the bike shop replace my drop bars...

I just had the bike shop replace my drop bars with the Velo Orange Casey's Crazy Bar (https://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/casey-crazy-bar.html). I like the upright position a lot more. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By exile

Comfort on a bike is a personal thing. I once...

Comfort on a bike is a personal thing. I once had a bike that the bike shop said was to big and would have been better for someone around 6' or larger (I'm 5'9). I had barely any clearance when I...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By exile

I have the B17 and I like it, however finding the...

I have the B17 and I like it, however finding the right saddle is a personal thing. I ride in dress pants and find my 5 mile commute comfortable. I would lock the saddle or at least cover it with a...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,669
Posted By exile

Based on your post I would suggest a cyclocross...

Based on your post I would suggest a cyclocross bike, but not a true racing one like Darth Lefty said. Take a look at the Surly's and Soma's that others mentioned. I have a Surly Long Haul Trucker...
07-28-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By exile

I have the MKS Lambda (or Riv Grip Kings) and I...

I have the MKS Lambda (or Riv Grip Kings) and I like them alot. I actually just ordered a second pair for my hardtail.
03-15-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,540
Posted By exile

Here is my main bike 2008 Surly Long Haul...

Here is my main bike

2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker:
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Sorry for the bad pic, but it is from an old camera phone and was unable to upload the other ones.
03-15-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,540
Posted By exile

Here are mine 1999 Jamis Exile: 556155

Here are mine

1999 Jamis Exile:
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10-29-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By exile

I used a twofish (type) tactical lockblock and...

I used a twofish (type) tactical lockblock and mounted a red flashlight on my chainstay. It is similar to this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IU0HRSY?psc=1) item on amazon.
10-29-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,626
Posted By exile

I have the Velo Orange Model 3 and Model 5 on my...

I have the Velo Orange Model 3 and Model 5 on my two bikes. I really can't speak on long ride comfort since I use my bikes for commuting (5 miles each way). Before the VO Model 5 I had a Brooks...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By exile

I have a pair on my LHT with PowerGrips. I think...

I have a pair on my LHT with PowerGrips. I think they work fine with regular shoes or sneakers.

However because of their shape I do believe they rub the straps and may begin to cut into them. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,290
Posted By exile

My commute is about 5 miles each way. I don't do...

My commute is about 5 miles each way. I don't do anything differently then if I were driving except wake up 20 minutes earlier. I make my lunch and snacks the night before and make my coffee in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,033
Posted By exile

My primary commuter when I start back will be a...

My primary commuter when I start back will be a Surly LHT. It is built to carry loads and it's a pretty comfortable ride. My other bike is a Jamis Exile (hardtail) which is great for short and fast...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,024
Posted By exile

. I agree wphamilton, however for...

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I agree wphamilton, however for clarification I question whether the OP's riding style may have something to do with the honking (i.e. riding against traffic, salmoning, riding without lights,...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,024
Posted By exile

Just to play devil's advocate, but perhaps your...

Just to play devil's advocate, but perhaps your are riding like an imbecile?
05-02-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By exile

Test ride all of them if you can and also a few...

Test ride all of them if you can and also a few road bikes (if they are within your price range). That Seek 3 does look nice though.
Forum: Commuting
12-25-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By exile

I'd suggest going to some LBS in your area and...

I'd suggest going to some LBS in your area and test ride different road bikes. The biggest problem maybe finding bikes in your size ready to ride, but if they know you are serious about purchasing...
11-30-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,578
Posted By exile

I'm a fan of the Brooks as well. A slightly...

I'm a fan of the Brooks as well. A slightly cheaper version is the Velo Orange saddles (which I have on both of my bikes).
Forum: Commuting
11-20-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,930
Posted By exile

I chose my name "exile" based on the first bike I...

I chose my name "exile" based on the first bike I was able to purchase with my own money (1999 Jamis exile). I bought the bike used from a LBS around 2004 with the money I earned from my first...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,214
Posted By exile

Weight tends to be the biggest factor to me. I...

Weight tends to be the biggest factor to me. I had a heavy u-lock once because it had a good security rating. However because of the weight I never wanted to bring it with me. Eventually I bought...
Forum: Touring
10-05-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,498
Posted By exile

I've been looking at the Axiom Journey...

I've been looking at the Axiom Journey...
09-22-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By exile

If you are not used to riding with traffic there...

If you are not used to riding with traffic there is a learning curve, but it is something you should start doing. Part of riding with traffic is for you to learn the nuances of your particular area...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By exile

I think craigslist is the way to go also. Some...

I think craigslist is the way to go also. Some of those hybrids or older mountain bikes should be great rides.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,368
Posted By exile

I've seen a fitting where basically the person...

I've seen a fitting where basically the person working there eyeballed everything. I'm not sure if that was considered a "professional fitting" but the same things could have been done at home.
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07-21-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By exile

Buy the bike that you will ride. It is not...

Buy the bike that you will ride. It is not "dumb" to purchase a bike for the reasons you mentioned. It would be dumb to buy a bike and not ride it though.

It sounds like you have a good LBS...
07-10-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By exile

I lived in Binghamton for years. I am not sure...

I lived in Binghamton for years. I am not sure where you live (I used to live on Conklin ave just a few blocks from the Washington St. Bridge), but I think your gearing should be okay for a majority...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By exile

My suggestion would be to ride to work with what...

My suggestion would be to ride to work with what you have. If you are constantly worrying about damage or realize it is not ideal for commuting then get something else.

I used to have a Trek...
07-06-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,772
Posted By exile

According to the original article cited: "When...

According to the original article cited: "When police examined the scene, they found the bike stroller wheels as far over to the right side of the road as possible, half onto the gravel, as if Boeve...
07-04-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,772
Posted By exile

I think its a nice idea, but probably not cost...

I think its a nice idea, but probably not cost effective considering the route where this took place had a shoulder where the woman was riding.
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The issue is the driver not paying...
Forum: Touring
07-01-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,585
Posted By exile

I'm 5'9 with a 32.5 inch inseam and ride the 54cm...

I'm 5'9 with a 32.5 inch inseam and ride the 54cm LHT with 26 inch wheels. I did replace the stem with a 95mm adjustable one. I think the 54 or 56 would work for you, but you should definitely test...
06-29-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,575
Posted By exile

You can also look at the Jamis Bosanova or...

You can also look at the Jamis Bosanova or Bianchi Volpe. I believe both are steel framed as well. Jamis tends to give you a lot of bike for the money and when I rode the Aurora it was a very...
06-20-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,964
Posted By exile

I agree they should use smaller vehicles to...

I agree they should use smaller vehicles to service certain pathways. I just don't understand why the Police will leave this up to VDOT when it doesn't seem like an actual VDOT vehicle (like others...
06-19-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,964
Posted By exile

Here's the sign: 388289 Here's the most...

Here's the sign:
388289

Here's the most likely VDOT vehicle (of what I could find):
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Here is what the cyclist hit:
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Forum: Commuting
06-19-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By exile

The used Trek you are looking at (depending on...

The used Trek you are looking at (depending on condition) should be on par with the other bikes mentioned.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,036
Posted By exile

Will you be doing any other type of riding? When...

Will you be doing any other type of riding? When I think of commuting I tend to think of comfort and utility so I probably could not offer much regarding particular bikes outside of my experience. ...
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