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Forum: Commuting
07-21-03, 06:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,361
Posted By tivoli_mike

Let's see, about 6.5 miles each way with about...

Let's see, about 6.5 miles each way with about 25-27 minutes in transit. Uphill both ways :) . Actually , I live on a ridge and descend to a bridge and then climb a hill into downtown.
06-30-03, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,129
Posted By tivoli_mike

Go read the book "Immortal Class" for a good...

Go read the book "Immortal Class" for a good discussion on being a messenger in Chicago, as an example.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-03, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By tivoli_mike

I also recommend baby wipes ( keep them in the...

I also recommend baby wipes ( keep them in the desk at work ) and a towel. ALso make sure to cool down for 5 to 10 minutes and then splash COLD water on your face and chest ( this will help...
05-07-03, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,452
Posted By tivoli_mike

If you want to reduce dooring and improve safety...

If you want to reduce dooring and improve safety learn to open the car door with your right hand ( left for the english/aussies/kiwis/japanese ). This forces you to turn your body and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-03, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, I have mixed results with Nashbar.com. ...

Well, I have mixed results with Nashbar.com. Picked up a pair of their brand knickers and after two rides the chamois has already comeapart from the lycra...
04-07-03, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By tivoli_mike

Clif Bars seem to work for me ( get them cheap at...

Clif Bars seem to work for me ( get them cheap at Costco ). As for PB, Nothing like Adam's Natural (Crunchy)
04-06-03, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, you should check out tempeh , a fine...

Well, you should check out tempeh , a fine indonesian creation. Soy-based, has a nice nutty flavor and you can fry it up with olive oil and squirt some braggs on it and then add it to your pasta. ...
04-06-03, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By tivoli_mike

Check out SOMA... I picked up a SOMA "Double...

Check out SOMA...

I picked up a SOMA "Double Cross" Frame with 105/Ultegra mixed gruppo for around $1300. Reynolds 631 Steel
04-01-03, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By tivoli_mike

Hmm. I was doing alright myself, until I had...

Hmm. I was doing alright myself, until I had THREE count them THREE punctures in one ride.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-03, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By tivoli_mike

Hmm. Well since I telecommute or I am out of...

Hmm. Well since I telecommute or I am out of town for work, my biking to work is maybe 1 to 2 times a week. I live in the City of Seattle (Greenwood area ) and commute in along the Greenwood/Dexter...
02-12-03, 11:26 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 75,630
Posted By tivoli_mike

I think I have posted before, but there has been...

I think I have posted before, but there has been an addition to the stable

Foul weather/commuter: 1990 Stumpjumper w/ 1.5" Nimbus Slicks, orig. Deore DX components.

Fair...
01-31-03, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By tivoli_mike

From a business perspective, I wonder how they...

From a business perspective, I wonder how they justified the move into motorized sports as a natural addition to their bike business...
01-31-03, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By tivoli_mike

Cannondale bankrupt

Not sure if this was posted...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030128/ap_wo_en_po/na_fin_us_cannondale_bankruptcy_2

Business - Reuters

Bike Maker Cannondale Files for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-03, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By tivoli_mike

caveat emptor

caveat emptor
Forum: Commuting
01-22-03, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By tivoli_mike

or leaves you with a LOT of road rash...

or leaves you with a LOT of road rash...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-03, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,677
Posted By tivoli_mike

Currently commuting on a mtn bike w/ slicks ( '90...

Currently commuting on a mtn bike w/ slicks ( '90 Stumpjumper w/ 1.5" Nimbus EX slicks ) I do have a problem with panniers on my rack and my heels hitting them. So if you want to go the mtn route...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-03, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,661
Posted By tivoli_mike

Being in the rain capital as well... I ride my...

Being in the rain capital as well... I ride my trusty old 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper with full fenders ( planet bike ) and a small rack, although I use a courier bag.

I am looking into a...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-02, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By tivoli_mike

I can see a definite challenge in those suburban...

I can see a definite challenge in those suburban areas, such as in Aurora, CO, where you have large blocks of suburban development, through which there are no straight paths ( curvilinear streets/cul...
12-24-02, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By tivoli_mike

How to prevent dooring through education...

Was chatting with my mother, who grew up in the Netherlands and learned to drive there, about the perils of being doored, and she related something from her driver's ed. In Holland, it was mandatory...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-02, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By tivoli_mike

Suburban Commuting Heck...how do y'all do it?

Well, I am spending some time with my folks over in Aurora , CO. After a day of driving ( battling ) around with my mom around the town, it hit me that this had to be one of the worst..uh...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-02, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,578
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, I didn't ride up next to him and spit on...

Well, I didn't ride up next to him and spit on his windshield. Just a nice one on the back fender. Of course he is still out here driving without regard to bikes...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-02, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,152
Posted By tivoli_mike

Courier bag . A nice wax-infused canvas Timbuk2...

Courier bag . A nice wax-infused canvas Timbuk2 bag. Holds the day's clothes, laptop and accessories, and isn't too heavy for my 13 mile R/T commute. Of course there is also the fact my bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-02, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,578
Posted By tivoli_mike

MUST VENT *RAGE* Ok, the showers were...

MUST VENT *RAGE*

Ok, the showers were tapering off, when I headed out from the house. My commute is about 6.5 miles with some good drop and gain along the way. Well half through my commute,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-02, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By tivoli_mike

Good words on the thrift store market, I passed...

Good words on the thrift store market, I passed on a great looking Fuji ( late '80s I believe ) for about $30...still kicking myself over that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-02, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, that's what I am finding, is that the 2...

Well, that's what I am finding, is that the 2 main shops in Seattle that carry used road bikes , seem to be prizing these bikes in the $400 dollar range. I am tempted by the Trek 1200 , for under...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-02, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By tivoli_mike

Buying a used roadie: An odyssey

Hello all,

After commuting a while on my old hardtail MTB from the early '90s, I have decided to start looking at roadies for a fair weather commuter as well as a good training bike. So part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-02, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, as it turns out , after a good test ride, I...

Well, as it turns out , after a good test ride, I found myself rather scrunched on the bike. That aside, should I just be wary of older CF frames in general? I have just started shopping for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-02, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tivoli_mike

You see the same purchasing behavior going on in...

You see the same purchasing behavior going on in the area of climbing equipment. For instance, it is a lot cheaper to purchase carabiners, climbing shoes, and high end ice-climbing equipment from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-02, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By tivoli_mike

Bike selection help

Hey,

I just came across a mid-90's Univega Gran Rally ( carbon fibre frame) w/ 105 drive train , new Mavic wheelset for around $450.

I believe it is about a 54cm frame ( i'm 5'10" w/ about...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-02, 07:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,341
Posted By tivoli_mike

The 32 # "beast". '91 Stumpjumper w/ Deore DX...

The 32 # "beast". '91 Stumpjumper w/ Deore DX components (original), 1.5" slicks. Am looking at getting a different bike for fairweather commuting and training
Forum: Introductions
08-12-02, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By tivoli_mike

Mike in Seattle

Hey,

Have been lurking on the forums for awhile, did post a few messages in "Commuting". Got back into cycling this past Feb. Pushing the 32 #, hardtail around town as a commuter and..well as my...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-02, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, I just started commuting about a month...

Well, I just started commuting about a month ago. I make it in about 1-2 times a week into the office, I telecommute the other times or I have to drive around the city to various customer sites. ...
07-11-02, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By tivoli_mike

Thrift Store Buyer's Guide

Hey all,

Just got back into cycling this year. Also have been working on my trusty old '90 Stumpjumper, but I also have been starting to hit the local thrift stores for deals on roadies. What...
07-09-02, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By tivoli_mike

Well, I was 16 and living in Frankfurt am Main at...

Well, I was 16 and living in Frankfurt am Main at the time. I was riding down a hill on my Peugeot 10-speed and decided to to resling my backpack.:rolleyes: Of course one of the straps flys into my...
07-02-02, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By tivoli_mike

Updating a '91 Stumpjumper

Hey all,

Looking for suggestions here.

I have got a Specialized Stumpjumper from 1991. Almost all original components ( Deore DX drivetrain, 7 speed 12/28 rear cassette , SIS shifters ). I...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-02, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By tivoli_mike

A 12 year old Specialized Stumpjumper - all...

A 12 year old Specialized Stumpjumper - all original components...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-02, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By tivoli_mike

Its about 6.5 miles each way with a 700 foot...

Its about 6.5 miles each way with a 700 foot change in elevation.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-02, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By tivoli_mike

Just commuted for the first time today...

:beer:

Well, after getting back into cycling after , *ahem* a couple of years, I finally biked to the office from home. Greenwood to downtown Seattle, for those who care. Of course, my job...
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