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04-15-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By fmileto55

This has been my experience also with my 140R. ...

This has been my experience also with my 140R. No questions, $20, and a quick turnaround. Completely refurbished.
12-02-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By fmileto55

Peter White sells a fork crown mount for the B&M...

Peter White sells a fork crown mount for the B&M IXON IQ which is an excellent batter powered light that runs on 4 AAs.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,319
Posted By fmileto55

1965 Rambler Ambass228013ador 990

1965 Rambler Ambass228013ador 990
Forum: Commuting
10-28-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,431
Posted By fmileto55

Thanks for sharing your experiences and...

Thanks for sharing your experiences and perceptions. Welcome to the forum where I hope everybody's opinion is welcome.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By fmileto55

I have ridden the Vittoria Randonneurs Pro, Cross...

I have ridden the Vittoria Randonneurs Pro, Cross Pro, and Hypers. Maybe it's my bad luck, but I've found the Hypers lacking in puncture protection compared to the other two. I attribute this to...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,029
Posted By fmileto55

[QUOTE=koke;13029210]Use panniers or a messenger...

[QUOTE=koke;13029210]Use panniers or a messenger bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never use a back pack.QUOTE]

Respectfully disagree. I have a 29 mile roundtrip commute. The Camelbak keeps me hydrated in the...
08-01-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By fmileto55

http://www.rei.com/product/752285/bike-peddler-tak...

http://www.rei.com/product/752285/bike-peddler-take-a-look-mirror

Fits on your glasses or sunglasses. Excellent optics. Will save your life!
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,825
Posted By fmileto55

Humidty is a big factor. If you can't evaporate...

Humidty is a big factor. If you can't evaporate sweat, you have difficulty cooling. I wear long sleeve UnderArmour Heat Gear shirts which are fantastic at cooling you down more effectively than...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,818
Posted By fmileto55

Find an old road bike frame made of steel. That...

Find an old road bike frame made of steel. That should hold up to the potholes.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,512
Posted By fmileto55

33-35 lbs depending on the season

33-35 lbs depending on the season
Forum: Commuting
05-06-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,504
Posted By fmileto55

While I am monogamous in my personal life, I must...

While I am monogamous in my personal life, I must admit that one bike could never satisfy my need to ride.

I cannot abide by just one ride.

I need at least 4 to sustain my desires, sorry but...
Replies: 116
Views: 14,600
Posted By fmileto55

For shifters, you might also consider, thumbies ...

For shifters, you might also consider, thumbies
(see photo), which can be indexed or friction. Paul or VO sell these mounts to use with Shimano, Silver, or shifters.
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04-28-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By fmileto55

Dinotte 140L headlight with the rubberband mount...

Dinotte 140L headlight with the rubberband mount on the handlebar in "strobe" mode. When I run it, it stops drivers from making left turns in front of me.
04-28-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By fmileto55

perhaps the chain is too big? That might cause...

perhaps the chain is too big? That might cause the hopping behaviour.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,750
Posted By fmileto55

Why should he change his functional bike gear? To...

Why should he change his functional bike gear? To please the idiots? Also, Nobody should have tolerate sexual harrassment. Show some solidarity!
04-18-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By fmileto55

Shimano Deore LX RD M581 This is a long cage...

Shimano Deore LX RD M581
This is a long cage model that is cheaper and performs just as well.
04-12-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,886
Posted By fmileto55

Monkey Lectric spoke lights. Get two. Expensive,...

Monkey Lectric spoke lights. Get two. Expensive, but fun.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,139
Posted By fmileto55

+1 on the Lezyne. ...

+1 on the Lezyne. http://www.lezyne.com/micro-floor-drive-hpg

I too had problem with it removing the valve when unscrewing, I found it was due to the brand of tube (I can't remember which) I...
04-04-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By fmileto55

If you like a semi-permanent clear seal, try GOOP...

If you like a semi-permanent clear seal, try GOOP All purpose adhesive. However, if you want something that is less permanent, that is, you can easily peel off later, try Liquid Tape which is an...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By fmileto55

+1 on the cheap sunglasses. If you need...

+1 on the cheap sunglasses. If you need sunglasses with reading magnifiers for us old folks with bike computers or Garmins, go to fishing section of Walmart and they sell nice wrap around polarized...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,773
Posted By fmileto55

Like most retailers, they have things they try to...

Like most retailers, they have things they try to make money on. But if you lurk around they have occasional deals that are pretty good.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,190
Posted By fmileto55

Be visible, make eye contact, be friendly and...

Be visible, make eye contact, be friendly and courteous. Exude confidence! Don't linger though...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By fmileto55

"since hopefully the car will slow down and give...

"since hopefully the car will slow down and give you room to merge."

Don't count on cars doing anything considerate or safe. Such an assumption will get you killed. Sure it's nice if they do...
03-18-11, 09:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,024
Posted By fmileto55

+1 If you aren't racing, then fast enough is...

+1 If you aren't racing, then fast enough is whatever you decide it is!
03-16-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By fmileto55

Here's some good explanations of measuring light....

Here's some good explanations of measuring light. (see links below) Personally, I like the "lux" which the Germans use frequently. Lumens and candlepower measure total light output regardless if it's...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By fmileto55

+1 on the IXON IQ

+1 on the IXON IQ
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,500
Posted By fmileto55

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive ...

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive

http://www.lezyne.com/micro-floor-drive-hpg
Forum: Commuting
03-10-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,633
Posted By fmileto55

Getting back to BICYCLES.... I weigh 245lbs. I...

Getting back to BICYCLES.... I weigh 245lbs. I have three steel (2009 Bilenky, 1990 Trek 700, 2010 LHT) bikes and one aluminum bike. I had an aluminum 2007 Trek 7.5FX that I used for two years,...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,370
Posted By fmileto55

Wait for an opening and pedal like hell!

Wait for an opening and pedal like hell!
Forum: Commuting
03-07-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,116
Posted By fmileto55

+1 on the trekking bars192633

+1 on the trekking bars192633
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,970
Posted By fmileto55

Yes, and my grandchildren will thank me for the...

Yes, and my grandchildren will thank me for the Dinotte 140R on strobe. Motorist compliment me on the light. Cyclist curse me. The 3000lb projectile has more "weight" in my light choice.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By fmileto55

Once a guy veered out around me to make the...

Once a guy veered out around me to make the "right hook". I was watching him the whole time in my mirror. So as he came abreast of me, I shot him a "look" and yelled "Don't do IT!". Amazingly, he...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 06:53 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,444
Posted By fmileto55

To kingnutterick, Richard, The handlebars...

To kingnutterick,
Richard,

The handlebars are/were made by ITM Selego, an Italian company. I got them several years ago, from Ben's Cycle. I don't think anyone is selling them now, though you...
02-22-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By fmileto55

To quote Lenny Bruce, "Only when it...

To quote Lenny Bruce, "Only when it fits"
Forum: Commuting
02-15-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,444
Posted By fmileto55

My bells, lights, but GPS is missing

B&M IXON IQ, B&M CYO, clapper bell, Dinotte (front & rear), Monkey Lectric lights during the winter months
Forum: Commuting
02-07-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By fmileto55

Oh and one other thing. A friend of mine...

Oh and one other thing.

A friend of mine swears by these in cold weather. Sealskinz socks
http://www.sealskinz.com/active-range/cycling/hi-vis-socks
Forum: Commuting
02-07-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By fmileto55

I've got size 49 feet (13.5US), and I too have...

I've got size 49 feet (13.5US), and I too have searched long and hard in vain for shoe covers. I have tried Pearl Izumi's XXL shoe covers, but to no avail, they would not fit over my Lake mountain...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,609
Posted By fmileto55

You must not ride very much at night. You read...

You must not ride very much at night. You read articles; information is good, but information and "data" must be balanced with experience.
I ride in the conditions and observe behaviour. I go...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,609
Posted By fmileto55

I agree. The concept of the blinking light is to...

I agree. The concept of the blinking light is to BE SEEN! I ride with B&M IXON IQ on high and a Dinotte 200 on strobe on the front and a Dinotte 140 on strobe in the rear through rural and small...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,683
Posted By fmileto55

Millbrook to Montgomery AL

My route is 14.8 miles each way. A hill at the beginning. Mostly flat. Small town, rural roads to start then a little busier as I get closer to work. About 200ft of climb coming home. 50 minutes...
11-01-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By fmileto55

The balancing act.

I took a different strategy to the balance problem. No criticism implied for your setup, if it works for you then great! :thumb:

I went with one light per wheel. I fell back on my auto mechanic...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,397
Posted By fmileto55

Reflective ankle bands work very well. The...

Reflective ankle bands work very well. The pedaling motion attracts the eye and quickly identifies you as a cyclist. +1 on reflective tire sidewalls. Though clunky and unattractive, spoke...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,642
Posted By fmileto55

I have lived in the South for 17 years and have...

I have lived in the South for 17 years and have commuted and rode through 12 consecutive days of 100+ temps. My commute is 15 miles each way and I've ridden centuries in these temps. Here's how I...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,655
Posted By fmileto55

If you are a guy and you wear cycling shorts, uh...

If you are a guy and you wear cycling shorts, uh nobody is checking out your nipples. That's it! Distract them!!! Ah, if all problems in life were this easy!
Forum: Commuting
11-04-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By fmileto55

I switched to Brooks saddles a few years ago. ...

I switched to Brooks saddles a few years ago. AFTER the break-in period, they are definitely the most comfortable saddles I have used. But you have to go through a posterior purgatory to get to...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,197
Posted By fmileto55

I weigh about 245lbs and have ridden with the...

I weigh about 245lbs and have ridden with the Mavic A319 rim on the back and Velocity Dyads and Synergys on the front without unexpected problems. I cross railroad tracks 16 times a day for my...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By fmileto55

The Dinotte is a life saver

I've been using the 140L for about 2 years now. It has, without a doubt, saved my life. I hate to sound like an adverstisement, but the change in vehicle behavior was marked when I started using...
10-20-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By fmileto55

I just buried my 2007 23inch Trek 7.5FX bike...

I just buried my 2007 23inch Trek 7.5FX bike (aluminum frame) with a left broken chainstay. I weigh 245lbs. Fortunately, I found the cracked chainstay while repairing a flat tire and did not suffer...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By fmileto55

I'm originally from Hollywood Md and grew up on...

I'm originally from Hollywood Md and grew up on Clarks Landing Rd. I could see the bridge from my house and have crossed it many times in a car. I live in Alabama now. I remember when the bridge...
07-30-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By fmileto55

Is it scary for you when people make their own...

Is it scary for you when people make their own choices in life that are different from your own? Joey sounds like a big boy who capable of living with the consequences and benefits of his choices. If...
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