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11-26-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,355
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Thought I would update after a season with this...

Thought I would update after a season with this device...

Lost it once cause I forgot to take it off the bike for transport, it was on the bars on my MTB, first time trying it out MTB'ing. The...
05-21-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,355
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Cateye Stealth 50 Review

When I was researching this I didn't find much so I just wanted to say that I got one along with the HR-11 heart rate monitor and have about 200 miles now on it and thought I would offer up a few...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I've been running Gatorskins 25's on a CAAD7 and...

I've been running Gatorskins 25's on a CAAD7 and 28's on XR7 Disk for years with great luck for year round fast commuting and general use 15-20 each way, I do switch to studded W106's when needed in...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Protein as mentioned really helps recovery...

Protein as mentioned really helps recovery especially if you like to challenge yourself every time you ride like I do. I was finding that on consecutive days my times would drop despite eating really...
03-12-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,958
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I was receiving great coverage of the whole Paris...

I was receiving great coverage of the whole Paris Nice until they consumed 30+ minutes of the set DVR with hockey highlights at the beginning of stage 8, so I missed Wiggins and Westra finish cause I...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,482
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Endomondo makes it so easy, just press a button...

Endomondo makes it so easy, just press a button on the smartphone when you leave and press another when you get there, done. Best thing is you can go online and see all kinds of stats like average...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-12, 12:34 PM
Forum: Commuting
01-17-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

FWIW: This has been the easiest winter ever...

FWIW:

This has been the easiest winter ever in the Boston area, this is NOT typical, I've witnessed months of studs needed riding on my commute in the past several years, it's not an option for my...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,622
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I don't know if you're referring to the...

I don't know if you're referring to the Barr-Mitts or the shoes but yes on both counts, each about the same :)

Also, on those days where it's 20 in the morning and 50 on the way home, at least...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,937
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Rural setting, 25 MPH speed limit, hill apex...

Rural setting, 25 MPH speed limit, hill apex coming up, pickup truck coming up on me fast from behind, stayed my course and did not take the lane cause he was going real fast and seemed to have that...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,622
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Barr-Mitts (http://barmitts.com/) Seems like...

Barr-Mitts (http://barmitts.com/)

Seems like the shoes ( Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX ) are discontinued, I like mine and got an awesome deal from the LBS when I got them... There are some other good...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,622
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Barr-Mitts and proper winter cycling shoes make...

Barr-Mitts and proper winter cycling shoes make low teen commutes a non-issue for me. Best winter cycling investments I've made besides the Hakka W106's that I haven't had to put on yet this year...
10-31-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Best winter accessory i've picked up has been Bar...

Best winter accessory i've picked up has been Bar Mitts, short finger gloves year round are priceless.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,494
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I've got one I keep meaning to put up on...

I've got one I keep meaning to put up on Craigslist ( Black B17 ), bought a couple years ago, put the requisite 500 miles on it and gave up, I'm riding an Fizik Alliante now and am happy. I think it...
01-06-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,039
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I love my bar mitts, full fingered gloves really...

I love my bar mitts, full fingered gloves really bother my hand crotch and with bar mitts I can typically just use my summer gloves, I typically don't ride much below 15F anyways. They're really a...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,928
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Mavic Speedcity wheels although somewhat...

Mavic Speedcity wheels although somewhat expensive are incredible wheels for a dropbar disk bike, I've got a set on my Cannondale X7 disk and love them, the X7 OE wheels were pretty cheap, I'm...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I waited till I could find a good deal on a set...

I waited till I could find a good deal on a set of Mavic Speedcity wheels and am glad that I did, they're real nice. I spent some time looking on Craigslist before I found a set with tires and rotors...
11-23-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,829
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I run mine ( W106 ) at about 75 - 80 PSI and have...

I run mine ( W106 ) at about 75 - 80 PSI and have had great results, this was a full winter last year, still waiting to put them on this year, getting close... I too felt that 65 was way too low.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

96 Passat TDI Wagon - 5 Speed. This generation...

96 Passat TDI Wagon - 5 Speed. This generation Passat was the biggest interior wise and the only Passat's in the US with a manual transmission. Only 1200 wagons made though, holy grail kinda thing....
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I've got a Pearl Izumi one that has the hood that...

I've got a Pearl Izumi one that has the hood that fits over the helmet perfectly and keeps water off the back of the neck. Love it. Problem is when you don't have a helmet on the hood is too big even...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,150
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I love my C'Dale XR7 Disk with Mavic Speedcity...

I love my C'Dale XR7 Disk with Mavic Speedcity wheels and sks 45 fenders. I'll be putting on the W106 studs soon, that time of year again.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,876
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I ride 30 miles RT between Haverhill and...

I ride 30 miles RT between Haverhill and Newburyport MA. I use Nokian W106 on a cyclocross disk bike with some 45mm fenders. Awesome setup. The Nokians are great for the slick black ice, good on...
09-29-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,168
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I've got an X7 and love it as an ultimate...

I've got an X7 and love it as an ultimate commuter. It's my winter and wet bike. I've got SKS 45's on it with some Mavic Speedcity wheels... The stock wheels wouldn't stay true. As with many of the...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,679
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Make sure the wheel hubs are tightened correctly...

Make sure the wheel hubs are tightened correctly too. If they are loose, the wheel will have some extra movement allowing the rotor to move slightly out of alignment - this should be the zing noise....
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,723
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Sweet! Can't wait to see some more pictures of it.

Sweet! Can't wait to see some more pictures of it.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,645
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

commute by bike year round from Bradford to...

commute by bike year round from Bradford to Newburyport ( ~30 mi RT ).

Beats the 90 mi RT on 495 ( Bradford to Marlboro ) I used to do every day, lost two good cars and a smoothly operating neck...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I've got Gatorskin 25's on my fast road and 28's...

I've got Gatorskin 25's on my fast road and 28's in summer mode on my wet/winter cross bike; couldn't be happier with them all around. Hakapellita W106 in the winter.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I scored a new Cannondale 09 X7 for under a grand...

I scored a new Cannondale 09 X7 for under a grand and it's been an awesome bike, got SKS 45's on it, in the winter it's got Hakka W106, summer Gatorskin 28's. I still defer to a fast road bike for...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,683
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

My individual trips to work are a little shy of...

My individual trips to work are a little shy of 16 miles, so roughly 30.5 miles RT. I ride alongside the Merrimack River to the ocean and back at least 2 days a week year round. I've found a...
04-16-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Sad, just sad. I've got 4 Made in the USA C'Dales...

Sad, just sad. I've got 4 Made in the USA C'Dales that hopefully last a good long time...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,631
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

They ride awesome as far as I'm concerned. Have...

They ride awesome as far as I'm concerned. Have 28's on my commuter in warm weather mode, and 25's on my fast road bike. Haven't had a flat yet with either pair, I've got probably about 1K on the...
03-18-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

SKS for the win. Tried a couple others before I...

SKS for the win. Tried a couple others before I finally listened to everyone else. Took a little work to get them to fit just right on a Cannondale X7 Disk but they're perfect now!
Forum: Commuting
12-22-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Very happy with a Pearl Izumi Attack shell, has...

Very happy with a Pearl Izumi Attack shell, has the helmet appropriate hood, is breathable and very lightweight. It's proven it's waterproof status many times, very nice product. I'm happy with every...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

At 20F or colder I'm getting the warning light on...

At 20F or colder I'm getting the warning light on my Nite Rider MiNewt dual after 45 minutes on high. This light is rated for 1:45 on high... Have yet to actually have it shut off though... This is a...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

My Nokians were slow this AM but they did trick,...

My Nokians were slow this AM but they did trick, it's strange going over ice patches and having traction...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,866
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

First 16 mile commute in with my new Nokian...

First 16 mile commute in with my new Nokian W106's this AM... It's gonna be a long winter...

Hills, headwind, 20F, studs... No chance of a personal best for at least 4 months I would say but then...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I used to have a viewpoint and it fell off my...

I used to have a viewpoint and it fell off my seat bag a couple times and got all banged up, got a superflash so it could mount to my seat stay and still have my seat bag...

In terms of output, no...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Just strapped on a set of the minewt x2 duals,...

Just strapped on a set of the minewt x2 duals, I'm in love... My old nightsun team with a huge battery pack has nothing on these... Bought a second charger to leave at work so I can run full...
09-10-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,015
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I would prefer a long cage RD in case I wanted to...

I would prefer a long cage RD in case I wanted to throw on a larger cassette for flexibility sake and nothing else. If you weren't going to use a larger cassette and knew that a road style RD was...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,680
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Great ride in this AM... Got into a school buses...

Great ride in this AM... Got into a school buses slipstream ( gotta be like 5 feet off of it ) for about 3 miles, bus had minimal stops and I was doing a good 30+ up a few of the larger hills on my...
09-05-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

So, does this have inboard brake levers or not?...

So, does this have inboard brake levers or not? When can I place my order?
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Ganked, I love that word... :thumb: Seem to...

Ganked, I love that word... :thumb: Seem to recall it surfacing sometime during the early 90's rap era...

On topic, I had a guy do just about the same, pass me even when I was taking most of the...
08-28-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

It's essentially the regular Fantom Cross ~$800...

It's essentially the regular Fantom Cross ~$800 model ( Tiagra, 105, etc ) but with disks, look that up on their site and add $50-75 or whatever for the disk upgrade. The Pro model would be awesome...
08-28-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Thanks for the rack input, I still haven't...

Thanks for the rack input, I still haven't narrowed down a product that stands out for this application.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

great bike for the money IMO. For perfect year...

great bike for the money IMO. For perfect year round commuter use: fenders, rack, lights... Fast, fun, practical, somewhat comfortable, it's really got a lot going for it for the money. I'm...
08-27-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Been waiting for this bike... Really too bad that...

Been waiting for this bike... Really too bad that the rear caliper isn't inboard but I understand that compromises need to be made to get this to market, what's your suggestion for a rack that works...
08-14-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,867
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Thanks!:)

Thanks!:)
08-13-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,867
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Is there a crystal ball rough estimate on the...

Is there a crystal ball rough estimate on the arrival of the cross outlaw ( 58 or 61 )? I really want this bike before the snow flies and preferably as soon as the weather gets colder...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,445
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

Commuting 30 miles twice a week... I have a...

Commuting 30 miles twice a week... I have a fitness center directly across the street for morning showers, it adds maybe 10 minutes tops from when I take an elevator to my office, unlock a door and...
08-08-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,104
Posted By jollyGreenGiant

I have been seriously thinking about purchasing...

I have been seriously thinking about purchasing something from them, but won't pull any trigger until the site shows the size in stock. Are you saying that the site said it was in stock when you...
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