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Forum: Commuting
08-30-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Lurker1999

Showers Pass Touring Shoe Cover sale

Showers Pass is closing out their Touring Shoe covers at $35 each with free shipping until 8/31. So it'll be $35 for a pair of water proof shoe covers. Per their email these have a heavy duty sole so...
11-18-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,465
Posted By Lurker1999

I'm still in the 90 day warranty/return period....

I'm still in the 90 day warranty/return period. Is anyone here contemplating returning their Magicshine for a refund? In the end would it be cheaper to hold on to the existing unit and plan for a...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,266
Posted By Lurker1999

I wanted to update this thread now that I've had...

I wanted to update this thread now that I've had this rack for a couple of months. I use it exclusively with my road bike for good weather riding when I don't need to carry a lot of stuff to work...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,484
Posted By Lurker1999

Not a good idea. Just don't do it. The only...

Not a good idea. Just don't do it.

The only time I've tapped on someone's window was to let them know their tires were low on air but that's about it.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By Lurker1999

Actually I've been meaning to make a trip out to...

Actually I've been meaning to make a trip out to Simply Living but the hours are impossible for me during the week. Due to the high concentration of students here in Boston there are no ridable $20...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By Lurker1999

Call or email Planet Bike. I had my Superflash...

Call or email Planet Bike. I had my Superflash replaced by them as well as the case was loose and it's actually turned itself off during one ride going over some potholes. They have good customer...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,657
Posted By Lurker1999

I would support the development of an internet...

I would support the development of an internet liaison/media relations position for Schwalbe. Assuming you have a good relationship with your boss/management it may be worth your while to pitch this...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By Lurker1999

I think my current bike weighs in just short of...

I think my current bike weighs in just short of 30 pounds so weight won't be much of an issue. I'm still browsing Craigslist but there's a lot of chaff to sort through. For every bike worth seeing...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By Lurker1999

Winter beater comments?

My local Craigslist is like the wild west of used bike sales and I have a hard time justifying spending $125 on a 10 year old Trek bike with rusty cabling and fossilized brake pads. I'm looking to...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Lurker1999

REI-outlet has a Novara Express...

REI-outlet has a Novara Express (http://www.rei.com/product/811151) in small. There's a 20% off coupon until tomorrow which brings the price down to $480 plus tax. There was women's model but that...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,266
Posted By Lurker1999

Thought on the Arkel Randonneur Rack?

http://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categories/arkel-randonneur-rack.html

Retails for $120.

Does anyone here have this rack? I'm debating acquiring one so I can use my road bike for commuting on...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,388
Posted By Lurker1999

Anyone here have this Arkel rack? I'm thinking of...

Anyone here have this Arkel rack? I'm thinking of picking one up so I can commute on my road bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,307
Posted By Lurker1999

Thanks for the input. I took a (small) chance and...

Thanks for the input. I took a (small) chance and ordered the medium without test-riding it. With REI's amazing return policy I'm not concerned in the event it doesn't fit. I plan to use this as a...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,307
Posted By Lurker1999

Opinions on the Novara Express?

REI-Outlet currently has the Novara Express 2010 (http://www.rei.com/product/811151) available via a 20% coupon which expires on 8/19 for $480 + tax shipped to your local REI store.

Does anyone...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By Lurker1999

Well the whole goal is to preserve the puncture...

Well the whole goal is to preserve the puncture resistance of the tire which is why I want to stay with the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By Lurker1999

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26x1.75 vs. 26x1.35 inertia?

Has anyone switched from Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires of one width to another? I'm currently running 26x1.75 tires on my commuterized mountain bike. My rims should fit the 26x1.35 tire width. How...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,664
Posted By Lurker1999

That lock is too heavy for a bracket. None of the...

That lock is too heavy for a bracket. None of the hooks that Kryptonite makes will fit around the shackle of the lock. Lock it through your rear rack if you have one, else put it in your bag.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Lurker1999

Ok plugging things into the Sheldon Brown...

Ok plugging things into the Sheldon Brown calculator I get the following gear inches:

52: 126.5 - 116.0 - 99.4 - 87.0 - 77.3 - 66.3 - 58.0 - 49.7 - 43.5
42: 102.2 - 93.7 - 80.3 - 70.2 - 62.4 -...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Lurker1999

Thanks for the tips so far. I agree that changing...

Thanks for the tips so far. I agree that changing out the small chainring is likely the cheapest option. I think the BCD on the small ring is 74mm and getting a 24 or 26 would be great. I can't put...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Lurker1999

New small chainring or crank?

I use a '06 Jamis Coda Sport for my longer commutes. It's set-up with fenders, rack, trekking bar and very comfortable.

It has the stock 30/42/52 Truvativ Touro triple crank. I have a SRAM PG-970...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,217
Posted By Lurker1999

Getting keyed alike Kryptonite locks?

Kryptonite offers a keyed alike program for their New York, LS and Evolution Mini locks. I'm trying to make sense of my slew of locks and am thinking of trying to simplify by getting a set of keyed...
07-11-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Lurker1999

Based on other threads I've read it appears my...

Based on other threads I've read it appears my recent foray into negotiating for a 2008 model year bike was successful. I ended up with a nearly 30% discount from MSRP (the LBS was originally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Lurker1999

Need help selecting frame size on Jamis Quest

I rode a 54cm Jamis Quest (http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/road/quest/10_quest.html) today and a 51cm Jamis Satellite because the LBS did not have any Quests in stock in that size. Looking at...
06-30-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,533
Posted By Lurker1999

Help selecting parts for 1x7 mountain bike conversion

I have old mountain bike that currently has a square-taper BB 68x113mm with a Nashbar basic mountain crank attached to it 175mm cranks with 42/32/22 chainrings. It's a 7 speed cassette in the rear.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Lurker1999

I think the other shoe finally dropped. The front...

I think the other shoe finally dropped. The front wheel on the bike is cracked despite my best efforts to never ride off a curb if I could avoid it. Now the only question is, new from LBS or used...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Lurker1999

Thanks for the feedback so far. I'm considering a...

Thanks for the feedback so far. I'm considering a new frame but Craigslist hasn't been all that helpful thus far. One of the local bike co-ops wants way too much money for their rebuilt bikes....
Forum: Commuting
06-27-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Lurker1999

Fix or replace beater?

I'm debating what to do with my current leave-outside/winter/daily commuting bike.

It started out as a Walmart Mongoose mountain bike circa 2001 but has few original parts left on it. It had the...
05-09-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Lurker1999

I'm bumping this old, old, OLD thread up because...

I'm bumping this old, old, OLD thread up because it just saved me from having to buy a new battery/light. I left my L&M NiMH battery in a drawer a little bit too long and the charger initially...
07-17-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,475
Posted By Lurker1999

Vote with your feet and stop shopping with them.

Vote with your feet and stop shopping with them.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,192
Posted By Lurker1999

My account was compromised. No letter yet from...

My account was compromised. No letter yet from Nashbar. Still fighting some of the charges.

Two thumbs way down for Nashbar. Nothing on the website and the delay of 3 months is completely...
07-10-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,475
Posted By Lurker1999

I had 3 cards compromised in the past few months....

I had 3 cards compromised in the past few months. Two were credit cards which were caught early by each card's fraud department, the transactions reversed and new cards issued. Unfortunately I just...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By Lurker1999

Someone had posted using Grandoe Primo Elite...

Someone had posted using Grandoe Primo Elite gloves and I bought a pair from REI as a result. They're no longer available from REI but are for sale elsewhere:
...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Lurker1999

Make sure that you retire that helmet now as...

Make sure that you retire that helmet now as well. It's done its duty and needs to be replaced even if it looks "ok" after the crash.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,866
Posted By Lurker1999

I put the tires on tonight. Changing out Marathon...

I put the tires on tonight. Changing out Marathon Plus 26x1.75 tires for Marathon Winter tires is pretty seamless. I did have to adjust one of the front brake calipers a little but otherwise it...
11-16-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By Lurker1999

Outdoor Research PrimoVolta heated gloves

I just came across these gloves in a winter sport gear list. They're new for the season by Outdoor Research and from the website appear to have a Li-Ion battery that's good for 4-6 hours worth of...
11-15-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By Lurker1999

Nashbar fork just posted to Craigslist:...

Nashbar fork just posted to Craigslist: http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/920798862.html
Forum: Commuting
11-15-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,866
Posted By Lurker1999

I placed the order via Amazon to Niagara Cycle...

I placed the order via Amazon to Niagara Cycle works on the 11th. They confirmed the order on the 13th and the tires arrived today (15th). They ship with Fedex Home so adjust for those shipping...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,866
Posted By Lurker1999

I finally pulled the trigger on a set of Schwalbe...

I finally pulled the trigger on a set of Schwalbe Marathon Winter 26x1.75 tires via Niagara Cycle Works via Amazon. Once the weather drops down to the point where I can expect ice I'll put them on...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,866
Posted By Lurker1999

When are you planning on putting yours on? I'm...

When are you planning on putting yours on? I'm still debating getting a 3rd bike (which I don't need) for studded tires or just putting them on my usual daily commuter MTB. Riding studs on a mountain...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By Lurker1999

I've had bad experiences with Cambridge Bicycles....

I've had bad experiences with Cambridge Bicycles. I do not recommend them.

The bike I bought from them came with a pedal that someone at the store had jammed so badly into the crank during...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Lurker1999

mechBgon also has a good illustrated guide:...

mechBgon also has a good illustrated guide: http://www.mechbgon.com/lock/index.html
Forum: Commuting
11-07-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By Lurker1999

The fabric is Scholler fabric which lasts quite a...

The fabric is Scholler fabric which lasts quite a long time and holds up really well to weekly washing. I don't dry the pants but with daily use the three pairs of REI pants with Scholler fabric...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,002
Posted By Lurker1999

I put a set I bought at CVS on my bike last year....

I put a set I bought at CVS on my bike last year. Look for lights intended of wreaths. If the battery pack isn't weather proof just wrap it in a couple of ziplock baggies.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Lurker1999

Multi-lens sunglasses with Cat Crap anti-fog...

Multi-lens sunglasses with Cat Crap anti-fog treatment work better and for $150 you can buy a lot of Cat Crap..
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,343
Posted By Lurker1999

See MassBike FAQ regarding how to report bad...

See MassBike FAQ regarding how to report bad drivers: http://www.massbike.org/resources/

How do I report a bad driver? To file a complaint about a driver who drove so as to endanger you, whether...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Lurker1999

The Samurai panniers are waterproof so I'd say...

The Samurai panniers are waterproof so I'd say they would fit your needs. As I said, they're essentially a dry bag mounted to pannier hardware. I have an Arkel Utility Basket as well and with the...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By Lurker1999

I've taken my Dinotte lights with AA packs...

I've taken my Dinotte lights with AA packs through downpours. Never been an issue. As for the cheap bike computer. Well it's cheap isn't it?
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By Lurker1999

As others have mentioned, just expect to get wet....

As others have mentioned, just expect to get wet. Tell yourself that as a commuter cyclist you will eventually ride in rain. After getting the mental game in order everything else will fall in line....
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Lurker1999

I had a pair of Samurai panniers. These have been...

I had a pair of Samurai panniers. These have been discontinued by Arkel which is why you can't find them on the website. They're essentially a dry bag in pannier form. The bottom isn't quite square...
09-12-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,679
Posted By Lurker1999

I'd go for the large ones. They give you more...

I'd go for the large ones. They give you more room to shift your hands around.
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