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11-13-04, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,387
Posted By brentj

I know you all are trying to find this guy in the...

I know you all are trying to find this guy in the states, but isn't it obvious that he is not a local cowboy. Reading his stuff reminds me of the emails I get from the South African princes who want...
11-06-04, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,841
Posted By brentj

From what I have heard, Topeak has pretty good...

From what I have heard, Topeak has pretty good customer service. You should give them a call and try and get it replaced. Just an idea.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-04, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,897
Posted By brentj

In theory, you should be able to fit any 26" tire...

In theory, you should be able to fit any 26" tire onto the bike. That would be a range from 26x1.0 to 26x2.5. In practice, you are a bit more limited. I wouldn't go smaller than what you currently...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-04, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,133
Posted By brentj

If you live in the LA area, go to...

If you live in the LA area, go to www.bikemetro.com
Forum: Commuting
10-16-04, 11:04 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,246
Posted By brentj

Changing the Hummer way of thought, 1 bike at a...

Changing the Hummer way of thought, 1 bike at a time.

Biking in SoCal rocks.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By brentj

I would buy a bike. Especially since your other...

I would buy a bike. Especially since your other one got stolen. That would actually work out fairly well.

Seriously, I should have bought a used bike. My budget was similar to yours, and you...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By brentj

My commute is also 3.2 miles one way... When I...

My commute is also 3.2 miles one way... When I am feeling well it turns into 8 miles. I love taking alternate routes; especially when I add distance and hills. I feel great when I get home.

One...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-04, 03:08 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,246
Posted By brentj

A) Occupation - Mechanical Design Engineer ...

A) Occupation - Mechanical Design Engineer

B) Commuting Distance - 3 or 8 miles one way depending on my mood

C) When at work I - shower and use my locker

D) Where bike is parked - In my...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-04, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,768
Posted By brentj

One other note... If you do end up doing the full...

One other note... If you do end up doing the full commute, YOU ROCK!
Forum: Commuting
10-14-04, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,768
Posted By brentj

32 miles one way. Wow. That is a nice little...

32 miles one way. Wow. That is a nice little trip around the block. One of the big factors that I would take into account would be traffic that I would have to deal with. If the there are few...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-04, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,443
Posted By brentj

I sure do love the look of that Bianchi. It just...

I sure do love the look of that Bianchi. It just looks smooth.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-04, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By brentj

The daily routine saves my life. If I didn't...

The daily routine saves my life. If I didn't commute I don't know when I would be able to find time to ride.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By brentj

That sucks bigtime. I don't know what I would do...

That sucks bigtime. I don't know what I would do without my commute.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-04, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By brentj

Well, I have been commuting every day for three...

Well, I have been commuting every day for three weeks now. Guess what? I gained 5 lbs. Hmmm. I guess it is time to be tighter on the calories and increase the mileage. I had been doing 3 miles...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-04, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By brentj

My goal is 50 straight working days with no car. ...

My goal is 50 straight working days with no car. When I get to 50, then I will bump it up. It is nice that I only live 3 miles from work so that when I am sick or tired I take the short route, and...
10-01-04, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By brentj

I already have some Simple Green. I might try...

I already have some Simple Green. I might try that first. If that doesn't work, I will go for the nail polish remover. I will come back and report on how things go.

Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-04, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,149
Posted By brentj

You can get a good bike for $800. My wife is...

You can get a good bike for $800. My wife is still in monetary shock because my commuter has cost about $350 (so far ;) )

My commute is only three miles as well, (but uphill to work means...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-04, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By brentj

Health benefits of Commuting...

So I was just curious what health benefits others have seen from cycling. I bought a bike last February, and a few weeks ago I committed to commuting full time. One of the biggest reasons was my...
10-01-04, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By brentj

I just removed some stickers from my bike frame. ...

I just removed some stickers from my bike frame. They were from the store where I bought the bike, telling me to register, telling me to buy a helmet, etc. The bike looks much better, now that it...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-04, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By brentj

Savings. The alternative is to buy a 2nd car, so...

Savings. The alternative is to buy a 2nd car, so we end up increasing our savings by about 400-500$ a month. Because of that I can usually justify 50-100$ spent on the bike per month(as needed).
09-26-04, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By brentj

I use my mountainbike for commuting every day. ...

I use my mountainbike for commuting every day. The first thing I did was change out the tires. It seemed to me like the 25x1.25s were a little skinny for the rim. I bought some 25x1.50s and have...
09-25-04, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By brentj

Question about Bike Computers...

I just got a $25 bike computer from REI. I have a question about installation. Does it matter whether the sensor/magnet is mounted close to the outer diameter of the rim or closer to the axle? The...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By brentj

Yeah, I should have been more clear. I ride...

Yeah, I should have been more clear. I ride exclusively on pavement/asphalt. That is why I am trying to switch out my knobbies.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-04, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By brentj

I can get 60 psi with my knobbies. Is it worth...

I can get 60 psi with my knobbies. Is it worth it to upgrade?
Forum: Commuting
09-12-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By brentj

Slicks for a MTB...

I have a mtb that I use to commute. It still has the stock tires it came with. I am looking at getting some slicks to improve the commute. Couple of questions... How important is PSI? All of the...
09-11-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By brentj

Tire Sizing... Help!!

As will soon become clear, I am not a hardcore biker, thus, I have a question.

I recently purchased a relatively inexpensive bike for my commute (only a couple of miles round trip). It is a 2003...
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