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08-17-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By SteamingAlong

Conti Gatorskins are great tires. ...

Conti Gatorskins are great tires.



^^^^^^^^
This is true, but some companies compensate with materials like "Black Chilli Powder".

I'm using Schwalbe Ultremo's, which are hard case slicks...
08-17-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By SteamingAlong

Based on a thread in the SS/FG forum, Nashbar has...

Based on a thread in the SS/FG forum, Nashbar has a great price on a decent fixed gear right now, around $320. The paint is somewhat ugly, but if it's a winter commuter, it doesn't have to a...
08-17-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,895
Posted By SteamingAlong

I just bought 2 tubes and a Serfas floor pump. ...

I just bought 2 tubes and a Serfas floor pump. Today, I'm exchanging an KMS chain and some handlebar tape for a brass chain and a different color tape, because I decided on a different color scheme...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By SteamingAlong

How hilly is the terrain you are riding? The...

How hilly is the terrain you are riding? The jump from a 16T to a 14T isn't that big if it's all flats, once you get cranking you'll only notice a slight increase in the amount of effort it takes to...
08-17-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,319
Posted By SteamingAlong

I ride in the winter. I have had a need for...

I ride in the winter. I have had a need for studded tires though. In 14 years, I've only had one season that I had problems with ice.






You forgot to mention while listening to Bob and...
08-17-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,162
Posted By SteamingAlong

I'll check it out, but I have a feeling I'm going...

I'll check it out, but I have a feeling I'm going to be watching some people that need to get over themselves.



Commuting and riding in any urban environment on any type of bike also requires...
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By SteamingAlong

I have a 1981 Jubile Sport, that I bought off of...

I have a 1981 Jubile Sport, that I bought off of a friend three years ago, and he had bought it brand new. He only rode it a couple of times, because he said "it was too much bike for him". It had...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By SteamingAlong

I may have to try that. Providence gets ocean...

I may have to try that. Providence gets ocean storms sometimes, like this morning, that just dump water
down.

My raincoat isn't cutting it, I got soaked this morning. And also, got a flat on...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By SteamingAlong

Yehuda Moon - Encounter with bike Commuters

Sorry if this is a duplicate post, classic Yehuda Moon this week.

http://www.yehudamoon.com/images/strips/2012-08-13.gif
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,193
Posted By SteamingAlong

I see prostitute's walking the beat all the time...

I see prostitute's walking the beat all the time on my commute, they are ANNOYING, one day last week one passed me riding salmon on a bike. That was a first.


On my to work one day last fall, I...
08-14-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,848
Posted By SteamingAlong

Rumor has it French bikes can be a bear to...

Rumor has it French bikes can be a bear to convert....

I've tossed around the idea of converting my Jubile Sport, but it's still too much fun to ride, when I do get around to riding it.
08-14-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By SteamingAlong

It looks like the ones with pics all do or have...

It looks like the ones with pics all do or have semi-vertical. Which, just means the OP is probably going to need a chain tensioner as well.
08-14-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,890
Posted By SteamingAlong

Superflash is the best blinkie on the market...

Superflash is the best blinkie on the market IMHO.


I've read on BF's that there is a knockoff available that is just as bright for $7.

I've lost two of them, one to clusminess (I was...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteamingAlong

I've seen one of the reports from this site...

I've seen one of the reports from this site regarding bike commuting. I haven't had a chance to look over the site extenstively and I'm slammed right now, I thought you might want to check it out...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,567
Posted By SteamingAlong

I'm glad to hear that you are doing better Jim. ...

I'm glad to hear that you are doing better Jim. You gave me the best tips on riding in and out of Boston to and from Norwood.

I just biked home from Boston a couple of weeks ago and wound up...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,733
Posted By SteamingAlong

I ride just over 35 miles RT everyday. ...

I ride just over 35 miles RT everyday. Sometimes, I ride with one headphone like this. I usually just tuck the loose headphone down the front of my shirt.

I rode in to work with one earbud this...
08-14-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By SteamingAlong

I've tried it to, it's really worth the piece of...

I've tried it to, it's really worth the piece of mind to use a quality patch or new tube instead. I use REMA patches, they're really hard to pull off the tire once they are on. The same can't be...
08-14-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,394
Posted By SteamingAlong

N/K. If it was my van, I probably would have...

N/K. If it was my van, I probably would have punched you in the side of the head. sideWALK.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SteamingAlong

No. But, I recently ditched riding the commuter...

No. But, I recently ditched riding the commuter rail 1/2 way on one leg of my commute. I realized that I can bike the whole way 35 miles RT and be a lot happier. I don't have to deal with any...
08-14-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By SteamingAlong

I agree with everyone that said buy complete and...

I agree with everyone that said buy complete and educate by experimenting with upgrades. I feared truing my own wheels for a long time because people made it sound like rocket science, it's really...
08-14-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,152
Posted By SteamingAlong

Anyone ever watched the documentary, "Who Killed...

Anyone ever watched the documentary, "Who Killed the Electric Car?". It's a look at who killed the electric car iniative in California and it's a pretty good view of US politics in a nutshell.
...
Forum: Foo
08-10-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By SteamingAlong

What's the man/woman ratio in your company? ...

What's the man/woman ratio in your company?

I'm a guy, you could be wearing cinderblocks on your feet and I probably wouldn't notice, show a little cleavage, there is no probably about it.

Or
...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By SteamingAlong

I'm still waiting for my Conti's to die so that I...

I'm still waiting for my Conti's to die so that I can mount my Schwalbe Ultremo's that I bought. I thought the Conti's were closer to done than they proved to be. That's why I have loved every pair...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,954
Posted By SteamingAlong

I agree with you for the most part, except I've...

I agree with you for the most part, except I've heard that this hub is a PITA. From what I understand the shifting can be ill-timed, when you really don't need the higher gear.
08-10-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By SteamingAlong

I think the commuter forum needs one in a much...

I think the commuter forum needs one in a much worse way.

If I see another, "help me build my commuter" thread....or "help me buy perfect commuter bike" thread....Talk about redundant.
08-10-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 950,149
Posted By SteamingAlong

GTA VII: Scrodzilla....? Instead of flying...

GTA VII: Scrodzilla....?

Instead of flying a remote control helicopter, you have to steal and ride fixed gear bikes.
Forum: Foo
08-10-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,229
Posted By SteamingAlong

That's really not that big for a wolf spider. I...

That's really not that big for a wolf spider. I have one living in my basement that is probably the same size.
08-10-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,097
Posted By SteamingAlong

I have a NYFU. It's a great secondary lock, but...

I have a NYFU. It's a great secondary lock, but completely impractical unless you are only riding a really short distance, like less than 2 miles.

It weighs in at 4.5lbs. Which is more than...
08-09-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By SteamingAlong

Labs are bad at the whole backing up aspect of...

Labs are bad at the whole backing up aspect of walking.



I fear for that day they figure out people CAN BE food.

Keep them out of the room during any viewing of Soylent Green.
08-09-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,726
Posted By SteamingAlong

Oh yeah, I had one Mrs. Robinson on my route and...

Oh yeah, I had one Mrs. Robinson on my route and a couple of stunning older teen girls as well. Mrs. R. gave me a one on one tour of her husbands man cave one day, including showing me his AMC...
08-09-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,726
Posted By SteamingAlong

I rode a Huffy Pro3 BMX bike. I don't know what...

I rode a Huffy Pro3 BMX bike. I don't know what ever happened to that bike...

Later on I rode a Raleigh Super Gran Tour II that my brother had bartered from someone. That was a great bike. My...
08-09-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By SteamingAlong

Have you checked your spokes? It could just be a...

Have you checked your spokes? It could just be a loose spoke that is moving and resettling on the hook end when it is put under stress.

Spokes can vibrate loose, especially if it's a factory...
08-09-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,321
Posted By SteamingAlong

Yeah, but I'm way too clusmy to duplicate the...

Yeah, but I'm way too clusmy to duplicate the process...stupid stubby, fat fingers!
08-09-12, 07:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,017
Posted By SteamingAlong

I'm not saying the bicyclist or the driver was...

I'm not saying the bicyclist or the driver was right, all I know is that story was dramatic piece of garbage, that reads like it was written by a self-entitled two year old.

Notice the amount...
08-09-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,289
Posted By SteamingAlong

^^This^^. I'm anal, I like using a...

^^This^^.

I'm anal, I like using a tensionmeter for piece of mind rather than relying on my renditon of free bird on the spokes, I like to know that it's not just my wicked musical talent making...
08-08-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By SteamingAlong

I got beeped at by a creeper the other day. I...

I got beeped at by a creeper the other day. I was waiting to turn left into a big parking lot with no curb, so it's level with the road. I kept waiting for this car to pass, I kept waiting for this...
08-08-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By SteamingAlong

I had minor tears in both of my rotator cuffs up...

I had minor tears in both of my rotator cuffs up until a year ago, then finished the job on the right one last spring. It was excruciating, I couldn't even bear the strain of my right arm hanging...
08-07-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,751
Posted By SteamingAlong

I'll be picking one up soon. My chain is...

I'll be picking one up soon.


My chain is definitely toast, I just haven't had the time to change it since I discovered that was the case. My mother has had two heart attacks in the last 2+...
08-07-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,751
Posted By SteamingAlong

Also = It's still necessary despite the lack of...

Also = It's still necessary despite the lack of derailuers...
08-07-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By SteamingAlong

I hear ya... I had a hybrid that I used to...

I hear ya...

I had a hybrid that I used to commute with and had taken apart to clean, do so much needed repairs, and upgrade some components. Over the course of my delaying the re-build due to...
08-06-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By SteamingAlong

Yeah, things didn't end so well for Clark. I was...

Yeah, things didn't end so well for Clark. I was there when it was mostly buried under ash from Mt. Pinabutu(sp?). We evacuated civilian dependents all the way down to Cebu, by helicopter. It...
08-06-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,756
Posted By SteamingAlong

My experience with Armadillo's were that they...

My experience with Armadillo's were that they weren't the best tire for wet conditions. I didn't have the all conditions tread, just a standard Armadillo Nimbus and the harder compound they're made...
08-06-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,340
Posted By SteamingAlong

I hate to say it, but I've seen worse. Just this...

I hate to say it, but I've seen worse. Just this morning I had someone pass me doing all of the above, while riding salmon, down a one way street.
08-06-12, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,340
Posted By SteamingAlong

+1:thumb:

+1:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-03-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By SteamingAlong

Bicycle Times is the only one that I read...

Bicycle Times is the only one that I read regularly. The Bill Nye quote in my signature is from the latest issue of BT.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By SteamingAlong

I had a new rim set put on my bike a couple of...

I had a new rim set put on my bike a couple of thousand miles ago and when the LBS swapped the tires onto the new rims they rotated the tires, so my front tire was now on the back wheel and the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By SteamingAlong

Schwalbe had some Ultremo 23c's on closeout the...

Schwalbe had some Ultremo 23c's on closeout the last time on was on their site, they were 1/2 as much as other sites were asking for the same tire.

I have a set of tires in waiting, the Ultremo's....
08-03-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 950,149
Posted By SteamingAlong

somewhere the founding members of PETA's heads...

somewhere the founding members of PETA's heads just exploded.

The title of the video is a little misleading. More like cat strapped to a bike rack, there's no sitting involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By SteamingAlong

I agree. Short answer, there is little...

I agree.

Short answer, there is little revenue or perceived glory in recovering a stolen bicycle.
08-03-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,032
Posted By SteamingAlong

LBS's are going out of business? I don't...

LBS's are going out of business?

I don't know of a single shop in my area that has closed and I know of at least 12.
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