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Forum: Commuting
02-03-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,433
Posted By DJConspicious

I wear Lycra under everything I wear, have for...

I wear Lycra under everything I wear, have for over two years. In the winter I wear thermal ones that allow me to wear my dress pants and I wear thinner ones in the summer. This may be something...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By DJConspicious

When I commute, it's not just the visibility but...

When I commute, it's not just the visibility but the fog is really bad for you to be breathing in.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,029
Posted By DJConspicious

Threads like this come up time and time again,...

Threads like this come up time and time again, and I use the same reply as often. Panniers (if your bike can take them) are the way to go. I have front and rear racks though I usually only ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-11, 01:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By DJConspicious

I have tried coffee, but I find I hate coffee. ...

I have tried coffee, but I find I hate coffee. It's an obvious sign when you are using 80 percent French Vanilla creamer and 20 percent coffee.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-11, 02:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By DJConspicious

I use Muscle Milk 100% whey protein mixed with...

I use Muscle Milk 100% whey protein mixed with hot water (sensitive front teeth) and that really helps. It's also helping out with the diet I am currently on. I've been using this since October and...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,956,845
Posted By DJConspicious

Some pics of my Deception. Just got the panniers...

Some pics of my Deception. Just got the panniers in the last two weeks (the yellows came this weekend).

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1947/dsci0076t.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

It's not that bad. I really wanted yellow to...

It's not that bad. I really wanted yellow to begin with on my first order, but they were backordered and I was impatient. So I guess karma is getting at me. At least I now have a designated front...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

Mine just came in, I ordered the same ones I got...

Mine just came in, I ordered the same ones I got last time (black ones) and they came in as yellow. Oh well.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-11, 01:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

Dang, the deal is over! Back to 165 bucks! Wow,...

Dang, the deal is over! Back to 165 bucks! Wow, I got two sets for that price, looks like I ordered my second just in time. It says they are supposed to arrive tomorrow (well today technically), so...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By DJConspicious

Thanks for the suggestions! I actually started...

Thanks for the suggestions! I actually started the trend of wearing shirt stays around my area. I have a guy I get them from on Amazon, and they are so cheap I just buy several pairs at a time. My...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By DJConspicious

Finding Pants that Fit

I know some of you are in the same boat I'm in, finding pants that fit. What brands/cuts do you wear that fit you?

I wear lots of suits and while I was big bellied it wasn't really an issue. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By DJConspicious

Man those Mission Bags are HARDCORE! When I...

Man those Mission Bags are HARDCORE! When I start needing a backpack more, I know what my next one is going to be. Thanks for posting that. As far as biking related, the only waterproof bag I can...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 01:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,420
Posted By DJConspicious

If I could see how to turn it off from a...

If I could see how to turn it off from a distance, I would quickly walk over and turn it off. Some lights require a twist of that or a push of this and would be very conspicuous trying to turn it...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 01:27 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

Just bought another pair of black back panniers. ...

Just bought another pair of black back panniers. Hopefully I get black since my other pair are as well, if I get Yellow it's still okay, as long as I don't get white.

One thing I think we need to...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 01:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,330
Posted By DJConspicious

I'm really surprised this thread has gone on this...

I'm really surprised this thread has gone on this long about (what would/should be) a common sense issue. The jogger made a U-Turn without first looking around to make sure it's safe. We actually...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

Let us know when you guys get yours if they come...

Let us know when you guys get yours if they come in different colors. I just need one more day and I can order them (waiting for funds on my card). I'm going to order another pair of the back black...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,220
Posted By DJConspicious

I ride the same route everyday so I'm quite...

I ride the same route everyday so I'm quite familiar where the ice buildup is and where it's safe to go. I've been riding this route for three years now so I know it like the back of my hand. When...
01-12-11, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By DJConspicious

I picked up all the parts at Lowes, save the zip...

I picked up all the parts at Lowes, save the zip ties which I got at Costco. If you were to go out and buy everything you needed it would be around 20 bucks. If you already had zip ties however you...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

If this deal is still going this weekend then I'm...

If this deal is still going this weekend then I'm going to get another set for the front. I'm wondering if the Back roller classics would be too big for the front. I put the ones I have up front...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By DJConspicious

I currently have a road bike and a mountain bike....

I currently have a road bike and a mountain bike. I find I like the speed of the road bike but I can't carry everything I need. The mountain bike is great but a bit overkill for my needs, although...
Forum: Touring
01-11-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By DJConspicious

If it wasn't for having to fly all my gear out,...

If it wasn't for having to fly all my gear out, this would be something I would really want to do. I want to plan a trip this summer from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone. Keep us up to date on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

As I mentioned earlier, I ordered these when I...

As I mentioned earlier, I ordered these when I saw this deal. During the shipping process I was wondering if it was for a pair or a single. Thankfully it is for the pair, you can see the weight...
01-10-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,284
Posted By DJConspicious

I don't always carry my kit with me, it's usually...

I don't always carry my kit with me, it's usually loaded up in my panniers. When I went on a day bike trip on my older Trek however, I had several full-size tools so it was quite a heavy load. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

I got a gift card to Best Buy and that is what I...

I got a gift card to Best Buy and that is what I used to buy these. I too thought I wouldn't be able to get anything like this from them. I was just browsing the categories and found electric...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,631
Posted By DJConspicious

This is where I got my panniers came from. They...

This is where I got my panniers came from. They got to my house two days after I ordered. And you are right, they are one of the best commute helpers.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-11, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,551
Posted By DJConspicious

I'm sure you could find something laying around...

I'm sure you could find something laying around that could help you mount the light somewhere useful, I have had to come up with all sorts of light set-ups for different bikes. Here is my latest set...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,956,845
Posted By DJConspicious

This is my Mongoose Deception. It was hard to...

This is my Mongoose Deception. It was hard to mount all that stuff on it but I got it to a point where it's strong and I like it. I'm just heading out on a shopping trip now.
...
01-08-11, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,520
Posted By DJConspicious

Here is mine today before a shopping and work...

Here is mine today before a shopping and work trip.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/231/dsci0001o.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/dsci0001o.jpg/)
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01-07-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By DJConspicious

I had some issues installing the ones on the...

I had some issues installing the ones on the rear, it seems it's best to keep it with just the wire instead of the all chain construction. I was trying to make it easy to put on and take off. It...
01-06-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By DJConspicious

Winter Traction - My Version of Tire Chains

I decided to start a new thread for my tire chains. It started out with using zip ties (which sucked, made turning more dangerous) and then moved to chains. I put a set on my front wheels and then...
01-05-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By DJConspicious

I have a 29inch mountain bike with mechanical...

I have a 29inch mountain bike with mechanical discs and it's working great. I'm not having an issues with the braking, I love bikes that gives me challenges, such as installing a front and rear...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By DJConspicious

Just as Booger1 said, I made one for my bike last...

Just as Booger1 said, I made one for my bike last week so my front rack could be more stable. I actually got two door pieces (don't know what they are actually called), they are about three inches...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By DJConspicious

I carried a load on my front rack (two ortlieb...

I carried a load on my front rack (two ortlieb panniers) and I noticed a lot of slipping in the snow. I since put chains on the tire and have noticed better traction and less slipping. I would...
01-05-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,520
Posted By DJConspicious

Wherever that photo was taken is just beautiful. ...

Wherever that photo was taken is just beautiful. Can we get some more pictures of the area? (and the bike too).
01-05-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By DJConspicious

You may consider thermal pants as well. There...

You may consider thermal pants as well. There are several brands but the most popular are Under Armor and DriStar. They can be worn as is as well just like lycra cycle gear. In the winter I wear...
01-05-11, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,040
Posted By DJConspicious

The tool I bought is just a really strong wire...

The tool I bought is just a really strong wire cutter, which I can use for many things, even cutting through steel rods. The cutting edge goes all the way around, so I could set it closed on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 01:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,241
Posted By DJConspicious

I had one of my employees ask me if I was saving...

I had one of my employees ask me if I was saving up for a car, truth is, I could probably go out and buy a car much better than they can afford, because of my cycle commuting. They don't know how I...
01-04-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,520
Posted By DJConspicious

Here is the progress on my bike; ...

Here is the progress on my bike;

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/5480/dsci0001r.jpg (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/dsci0001r.jpg/)

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5660/dsci0002dd.jpg...
01-04-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,040
Posted By DJConspicious

I did this to my bike, it worked okay but none of...

I did this to my bike, it worked okay but none of my zip ties snapped. I used extra large ones from a pack I got at Costco some time ago. They do help with some traction but they are worse on ice...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,356
Posted By DJConspicious

I wear one whenever I'm on the bike right now, my...

I wear one whenever I'm on the bike right now, my nose gets so cold it hurts. I have two of them, one is just the face part, the other one goes all around the head with a face part that can be put...
01-03-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,081
Posted By DJConspicious

I have tried this and it works okay, won't...

I have tried this and it works okay, won't replace real snow tires though. I didn't have any problem with snapping, I've been riding about ten miles on the same ones. I'm using ones I got from...
01-03-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,410
Posted By DJConspicious

I haven't had to buy gas in two years, though I...

I haven't had to buy gas in two years, though I do drive somewhat often (at least twice a month), but I swear I remember paying like 3.13 for gas when I was driving. If I wanted to use premium...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By DJConspicious

I tried finding a tire for my 700c road bike as...

I tried finding a tire for my 700c road bike as well, but that kind of bike just won't do well in winter. The riding position isn't that great for maneuvering in snow (reach-down to pull the...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-11, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By DJConspicious

I just got a pair of Ortlieb Back Roller Classics...

I just got a pair of Ortlieb Back Roller Classics in black. I'm loving them! I actually bought them with a Best Buy gift card for just under 100.00. I love the quick release so I can just carry...
Forum: Touring
12-30-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,533
Posted By DJConspicious

The local bike shop here (the only one around for...

The local bike shop here (the only one around for 20 miles) has a mixed range but they don't carry too much. They have panniers and racks but they aren't the best suited for long term usage. ...
12-30-10, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By DJConspicious

Depends on which bike I choose to ride. I have...

Depends on which bike I choose to ride. I have my speed machine with very little on the frame, or my utility/mountain bike. Obviously the speed bike is going to cost a lot less than the "you pile",...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-10, 12:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,820
Posted By DJConspicious

I took some pics of my bike today where my...

I took some pics of my bike today where my fenders mount, the installation isn't final as I just got some better hardware, but I haven't had the time to install it.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,820
Posted By DJConspicious

I'm quite new to disc brakes so I'm just now...

I'm quite new to disc brakes so I'm just now getting familiar with it. What do you mean by caliper mounts, in relation to this image?
...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-10, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By DJConspicious

Man, you have got it lucky as far as getting a...

Man, you have got it lucky as far as getting a front rack is concerned. Not only does my bike not have any mounts for that kind of rack, the only mounts it does have are on an impossible angle. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-10, 01:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 63,593
Posted By DJConspicious

I'm sure you could do a DIY attachment. I'm...

I'm sure you could do a DIY attachment. I'm currently working on making a device that allows me to carry clothes from the dry-cleaner to home and from home to work. A mounting bracket like that...
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