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Forum: Commuting
05-11-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By farrellcollie

You might look at the Jamis Quest - I commute on...

You might look at the Jamis Quest - I commute on one. It is steel and rack ready.
05-09-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By farrellcollie

I think a lot of it is just personality. My ...

I think a lot of it is just personality. My brother refused to ride a bike until he was 13 because he was afraid of it- I was riding at 4. He is very cautious by nature. He now has some children...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,876
Posted By farrellcollie

SOme bike lanes around here are a lot more...

SOme bike lanes around here are a lot more dangerous to be in than the sidewalks (bad placement, cars don't pay attention to them, they end in weird places at intersections, etc)- which whereI bike...
05-03-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By farrellcollie

I hope it is at least sunny for the ride. ...

I hope it is at least sunny for the ride. Today's cold, windy and greyness is bringing me down.
04-26-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,695
Posted By farrellcollie

I would like to see the us invest in high speed...

I would like to see the us invest in high speed trains like I rode in japan -they were great. I have found amtrak to be like riding in a slow, inefficient, rude, dirty kindergarten with children...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,304
Posted By farrellcollie

1) What motivates you to commute by bike?...

1) What motivates you to commute by bike? exercise, hate to pay for parking

2) How often do you commute by bike? 2-3 times a week - I only go in that often

3) Do you commute no matter what the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,204
Posted By farrellcollie

I have attached a kitty litter pail to my...

I have attached a kitty litter pail to my folder's rack - I chose a curved container which I don't end up kicking. It is attached with zip ties - not a good solution if you have to fold the bike ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,246
Posted By farrellcollie

I was glad I was wearing mine this past August...

I was glad I was wearing mine this past August when I went down (actually over the handlbars) due to stick being thrown up into wheel (little tiny thing - not a branch or anything - the size of a...
02-02-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,937
Posted By farrellcollie

I have two cats and two dogs. Cats are easier...

I have two cats and two dogs. Cats are easier but unless you plan on bike touring or are gone for more than 8-9 hours a day - no reason not to get a dog if that is the type of animal you really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,228
Posted By farrellcollie

I have both a dahon and a downtube and I like the...

I have both a dahon and a downtube and I like the downtube a lot better. But I don't think the original poster to this thread trashed downtube or Yan. I think that information is not trashing
12-08-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By farrellcollie

have you seen the down low lights? ...

have you seen the down low lights? http://www.rockthebike.com/lights/downlowglow?gclid=CIikyYmZ4o8CFRUmawodokykCw

they are expensive though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,328
Posted By farrellcollie

I am 5'2 and have had both a dahon speed8 and a...

I am 5'2 and have had both a dahon speed8 and a downtube VIII. I would not have wanted to carry either very far - both were fairly heavy. The downtube fit better - If I had kept the dahon I would...
08-16-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By farrellcollie

The helmet I just cracked in my freak stick in...

The helmet I just cracked in my freak stick in the spokes accident was a giro that cost $25 a few years ago. I have been riding consistently for the past 15 yrs and this is the first accident I have...
08-04-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By farrellcollie

Twofish also makes a bottle holder that velcroes...

Twofish also makes a bottle holder that velcroes on to bikes.
08-03-07, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,526
Posted By farrellcollie

I have two sets of the campus pedal (spd on one...

I have two sets of the campus pedal (spd on one side/platfom on other) - I like them - sometimes I just want to jump on bike or commute in regular shoes.
08-02-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,573
Posted By farrellcollie

I am curious as to whether different wheels would...

I am curious as to whether different wheels would make a difference in avoiding the type of accident I had on Sunday - I do not think I ran over the stick - I may have nicked it -or cars passing me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By farrellcollie

First real crash this sunday - stick got into...

First real crash this sunday - stick got into spokes (small -about 5 inches long and broom handle thick) and I went over the handlebars - broken finger, wrist, split lip, bruised head(helmet...
07-30-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,648
Posted By farrellcollie

I recently had a stuck pedal - it was the kind...

I recently had a stuck pedal - it was the kind that used an allen wrench - after bruising my hand, going through a bottle of liquid wrench, and losing a day of riding - I ended up at lbs- they only...
07-29-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By farrellcollie

question about crashing with clipless versus platform pedals

I had a crash today on my new jamis quest - I apparently hit a stick that got caught in my spokes and bam. I went right over the top of the handlebars, cracked the front of my helmet , lost skin on...
07-28-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By farrellcollie

This site has several recipes - scroll down a bit...

This site has several recipes - scroll down a bit for the drinks.

http://www.cptips.com/hmdesnk.htm
07-25-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By farrellcollie

I use this AX50 Adapter from Yellow Jersey ...

I use this AX50 Adapter from

Yellow Jersey at http://www.yellowjersey.org/ax50.html
- It is the only that I have found that keeps me from horrible pain and numbness in my right wrist. It brings...
07-19-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,440
Posted By farrellcollie

I did not buy a trek wsd pilot 2.1 last year...

I did not buy a trek wsd pilot 2.1 last year because I absolutely hated the black with pink writing. I bought another wsd that is silver - not that I liked the color - I just didn't hate it. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By farrellcollie

You might look at Luna bicycles at...

You might look at Luna bicycles at http://www.lunacycles.com/
07-15-07, 08:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,423
Posted By farrellcollie

I have a raleigh hybrid that I used to ride for...

I have a raleigh hybrid that I used to ride for everything and now use for commuting and packed earth/light gravel trails. It has been a great bike for my rather short but terrible roads commute(10...
07-10-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By farrellcollie

Puppies are exhausting - it is a good thing they...

Puppies are exhausting - it is a good thing they are cute. My pup is now 1 1/2yrs old - I was so glad he is grown and not in a constant state of trying to kill himself or destroy something. But two...
06-30-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By farrellcollie

Did you unscrew the top of the presta valve? I...

Did you unscrew the top of the presta valve? I ask because when I first tried this - I did not know there was a screw part to the top of the presta valve.
06-29-07, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,092
Posted By farrellcollie

I use cheap sony earphones that loop over the ear...

I use cheap sony earphones that loop over the ear - I hate the earbuds. In terms of sound quality = probably not the best - but when I am on the bike I usually am listening to books on tape.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-07, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By farrellcollie

Would the mallet cs work if you wanted to just...

Would the mallet cs work if you wanted to just use regular shoes sometimes? I am looking to switch from my campus pedals (spd on one side /platform on the other) because I like the eggbeater release...
06-27-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,598
Posted By farrellcollie

Which of the two bikes do you like riding the...

Which of the two bikes do you like riding the best? The bikes are roughly equal in quality. I love my jamis (steel)roadbike - much smoother than my aluminum bike. But if you like the feel of the...
06-25-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,622
Posted By farrellcollie

I have a raliegh hybrid, two folding bikes and a...

I have a raliegh hybrid, two folding bikes and a road bike. The hybrid is my winter commute bike - it is fairly heavy - but it is great for my commute and it is great for the hard dirt rails to...
06-21-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By farrellcollie

Has she seen one of these? AX50 Adapter from...

Has she seen one of these?

AX50 Adapter from Yellow Jersey? http://www.yellowjersey.org/ax50.html

I use this to get bars up higher - but also - for me - in closer - even with a short stem -...
06-18-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By farrellcollie

You might also want to check out the JAmis Coda...

You might also want to check out the JAmis Coda series
06-18-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,577
Posted By farrellcollie

I am very mathmatically challenged and just want...

I am very mathmatically challenged and just want to see if I have the concept- is this a true statement:
A bike with a 70 head tube angle and a 74 seat tube angle is more relaxed than a bike with a...
06-18-07, 06:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,734
Posted By farrellcollie

There are several homemade gatorade drink recipes...

There are several homemade gatorade drink recipes around - many use kool aide or other flavoring and add salt and potassium.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,703
Posted By farrellcollie

Try this site - scroll down a bit for the drinks ...

Try this site - scroll down a bit for the drinks
http://www.cptips.com/hmdesnk.htm
06-16-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,658
Posted By farrellcollie

An interesting book on this topic is the The...

An interesting book on this topic is the
The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,132
Posted By farrellcollie

My friend has a khs f20 2005 folder - it has been...

My friend has a khs f20 2005 folder - it has been a great bike for her.
06-11-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By farrellcollie

REI carries the cycling underwear/briefs for...

REI carries the cycling underwear/briefs for women- I just bought a pair to wear when cycling and stopping a lot to walk around or whatever and getting back on bike. I hate wearing bike shorts if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By farrellcollie

ALso there is Recycled Cycles that sells used...

ALso there is Recycled Cycles that sells used bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By farrellcollie

I like Maplewood who has had older models and...

I like Maplewood who has had older models and they are good about fitting - but there is also a shop on Manchester that often has last year models -
I think it is A-1 at 10211 Manchester just...
03-16-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,441
Posted By farrellcollie

I have a raleigh hybrid that is heavy, uncool and...

I have a raleigh hybrid that is heavy, uncool and really great for my commute over potholes, road trash, and gravel. It is also great for the rare rides I take on gravel/ dirt paths (old raliroad...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By farrellcollie

I use a champion flyer S on my downtube - I have...

I use a champion flyer S on my downtube - I have a b17on my hybrid - but I think I make send it back and exchange it for either another CFS or a b67.
08-09-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,359
Posted By farrellcollie

Does she have a preference?

Does she have a preference?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By farrellcollie

For me - the downtube VIII has been a much better...

For me - the downtube VIII has been a much better purchase/ value than my speed8 (both 2005's) I love the downtube - no problems at all. I had a lot of annoying little problems with the speed8 and...
08-08-06, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,410
Posted By farrellcollie

Bitter apple does taste really bad - I don't use...

Bitter apple does taste really bad - I don't use it for my cats - they have no rules - but my puppy has gone through a couple of mouthy stages and I have used it on my hands and arm - and wiped my...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By farrellcollie

Yes - it is horrible - but so nice when the...

Yes - it is horrible - but so nice when the schedule clears and it is just back and forth to the office on bike.
08-03-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By farrellcollie

What kind of bike are you riding? are you male or...

What kind of bike are you riding? are you male or female? what kind of riding are you doing?
Forum: Commuting
08-02-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By farrellcollie

I hope you got her permission to post a photo of...

I hope you got her permission to post a photo of her. If not, I would think you have more to worry about than how she gets to work.
07-31-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By farrellcollie

I have the thule roof rack that keeps the front...

I have the thule roof rack that keeps the front wheel on - I like it better than taking wheel off because I hate doing wheels and because my partner has a retro comfort bike that is hard/impossible...
07-25-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By farrellcollie

I carry my bike on car if I think I am going to...

I carry my bike on car if I think I am going to have to leave it there for mechanics.
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