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Forum: Commuting
10-27-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By PartsMan

I hated my disc brakes at first. Couldn't get...

I hated my disc brakes at first. Couldn't get them adjusted.
After a short break in they have been amazing though.

Can't remember what rack I have. Whatever the LBS had in stock.
The mounting...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,345
Posted By PartsMan

I am with you. Any "suspended licence" bike in my...

I am with you. Any "suspended licence" bike in my town is worse than all of these.
Forum: Foo
04-25-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,184
Posted By PartsMan

I switched to double edge a few years ago. I love...

I switched to double edge a few years ago. I love it.
Works so much better on my coarse whiskers.
04-21-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,256
Posted By PartsMan

I much prefer hills over wind. That being said...

I much prefer hills over wind.
That being said I am better at riding in the wind. (I live in Oklahoma)
It's the only time this clide ever passes anybody.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By PartsMan

I use a cheap computer to track miles. Turn it so...

I use a cheap computer to track miles. Turn it so you can't see it if you want.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By PartsMan

I guess I should be riding in the middle of the...

I guess I should be riding in the middle of the highway out here in "Do people live here anyway at all?"
Forum: Commuting
03-20-14, 06:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,742
Posted By PartsMan

A car mechanic that rides a bike to work. I love...

A car mechanic that rides a bike to work. I love it!
Forum: Commuting
03-17-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By PartsMan

I switched to a bike with drop bars to get rid of...

I switched to a bike with drop bars to get rid of my wrist pain.
More positions mean less fatigue.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,206
Posted By PartsMan

I just named my bikes this winter. I switched to...

I just named my bikes this winter. I switched to Strava and wanted to keep them separate.
Old Blue - Schwinn Sidwinder I bought new about 20 years ago. A real beater now.
The Black Blur - Redline...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By PartsMan

Cool!

Cool!
Forum: Commuting
02-28-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,597
Posted By PartsMan

A couple strips of reflective tape could make you...

A couple strips of reflective tape could make you compliant. I got a foot of DOT tape from our truck driver and lit up both my bikes nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,308
Posted By PartsMan

I guess I am lucky. My LBS us usually close to...

I guess I am lucky. My LBS us usually close to online plus freight on accessories.
He has great deals on new old stock bikes too.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,747
Posted By PartsMan

Fenders!, bibs, UA base layer, and gloves.

Fenders!, bibs, UA base layer, and gloves.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,835
Posted By PartsMan

I ride down the shoulder of a highway with...

I ride down the shoulder of a highway with moderate traffic.
Once the passing car's headlights hit me my reflectors work great.
I need to be noticed a half mile away and off to the side.
Car...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,835
Posted By PartsMan

When I ride to work most of my co workers pass...

When I ride to work most of my co workers pass me.
They are not impressed with my Serfas seat stay light.
It is very bright but directional and so tiny that it is hard to recognize.
They can see...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,835
Posted By PartsMan

Bigger tail light?

Does anybody make a bike tail light that is bigger?
Everything I can find is just another dinky blinky.

I would like something that was 3-4" square.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,909
Posted By PartsMan

This is the bike you need to be looking for. You...

This is the bike you need to be looking for. You can get a decent hybrid at a bike shop for $300-400 that will be a nice backup someday when you get a road bike. My LBS had a Globe with a scratch for...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,059
Posted By PartsMan

If there is no room on your pedal, like mine, you...

If there is no room on your pedal, like mine, you could put some reflective tape on your shoes.
11-04-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,271
Posted By PartsMan

A heavy cruiser that comes in one size and color....

A heavy cruiser that comes in one size and color. You can get that for $100 at Wally World.
Also this is made in Detroit. They are probably loosing money on every bike sold.:)
Forum: Commuting
10-30-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By PartsMan

I have tied an extra shirt or jacket around my...

I have tied an extra shirt or jacket around my top tube.
Now I have panniers so it's not a problem.
10-30-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By PartsMan

LBS talked me out of a "wide ratio" cassette. ...

LBS talked me out of a "wide ratio" cassette.
So I ordered a 28-38-48 mtb crank set instead.

I figure if I still want more gear on bottom I can switch to a cassette
with a 28 or 30 tooth cog...
10-25-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By PartsMan

I would rather give up the big big combo.

I would rather give up the big big combo.
10-24-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By PartsMan

Shimano only or can I use any other brands? I...

Shimano only or can I use any other brands?
I am having a hard time finding a site that has a deal in stock that can do 34t cog and 44t capacity.
10-24-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By PartsMan

Derailleurs for 2300 & MTB cassette

I would like to swap in a 12-34 tooth cassette on my Reline Metro.
It has Shimano 2300 shifters with a 12-25 cassette and 52-42-30 triple crank.

The 2300 derailleur is only rated for 26t.
What...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,067
Posted By PartsMan

347264 Here is my orange (or mango. I'm not...

347264
Here is my orange (or mango. I'm not sure.) tape on a black bike.

For those worried about it not matching there are two factory orange pinstripes on the frame. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-12-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By PartsMan

Keep shopping. I found a cross type bike for $700...

Keep shopping. I found a cross type bike for $700 at my bike shop. Used is a good way to save some money but it can take a while to find what you want and cross bikes are popular. There are some web...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By PartsMan

Next time pop a wheelie and smile real big. I bet...

Next time pop a wheelie and smile real big. I bet his Mustang can't do that. :)
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By PartsMan

I didn't choose my second bike. Santa brought...

I didn't choose my second bike.
Santa brought it went I was 6.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,994
Posted By PartsMan

Sure paint over the bright pink with...

Sure paint over the bright pink with asphalt/concrete gray and then cover it with reflectors and lights so people can see you.
08-15-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By PartsMan

My commute includes a left turn on to a busy...

My commute includes a left turn on to a busy highway.
On the bike I roll the stop sign and turn on to the shoulder barely noticing traffic.
I have to remind myself not to do that in the pickup.
08-14-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,807
Posted By PartsMan

One bike has a 30 and 25. The other is a single...

One bike has a 30 and 25. The other is a single speed with 38 and 16.
I catch myself using my small chainring on hills I can take on the single speed easy enough.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By PartsMan

You should have bumped "Hot or not?" up...

You should have bumped "Hot or not?" up there.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,561
Posted By PartsMan

I have this thing that tells time that I can...

I have this thing that tells time that I can strap to my wrist. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-09-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By PartsMan

Could be. She is in Arkansas and may have to go...

Could be. She is in Arkansas and may have to go around a mountain on the side road.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By PartsMan

People have no idea!

An actual conversation I had with a family member on Facebook.

Her: Words can not describe how much I HATE rush hour traffic !

Me: Get a bike. You can ride right past stopped traffic.

Her:...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By PartsMan

How about a cross bike? A road bike with fat...

How about a cross bike? A road bike with fat tires.
My Redline Metro has 700x32 tires. It took me 500 miles on to have a flat.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By PartsMan

Helmets suck! I can't stand them. I wear it...

Helmets suck! I can't stand them.

I wear it for my wife and kids. They need me.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 58
Hot
Views: 2,153
Posted By PartsMan

Lots of water all day. Eat light too. A burger...

Lots of water all day. Eat light too.
A burger and coke at lunch will suck the power out of you in the heat later.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,627
Posted By PartsMan

My Swinn Sidewinder. I worked all summer for that...

My Swinn Sidewinder. I worked all summer for that bad boy. Now rolling on street tires with a single speed conversion by the LBS.
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Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By PartsMan

You need to check out the Redline Metro Sport and...

You need to check out the Redline Metro Sport and Classic.
I have a sport and love it.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,020
Posted By PartsMan

I find it's easier to get up at 5:30 when I GET...

I find it's easier to get up at 5:30 when I GET to ride than dragging myself out of bed later to drive.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,698
Posted By PartsMan

UNICORN RIDE IN THIS MORNING! 60F down hill...

UNICORN RIDE IN THIS MORNING!
60F down hill with a 8mph tailwind.
It was my first ride in in a while. A good one to get me hooked again.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By PartsMan

Have you tried a rack made for a bike with disc...

Have you tried a rack made for a bike with disc brakes?
Forum: Foo
04-22-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,816
Posted By PartsMan

My cousin had two in a row. Very good loyal dogs....

My cousin had two in a row. Very good loyal dogs.
Great with people. Even kids and strangers.

Not so much with other animals. He would kill any animal that came in his yard.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,632
Posted By PartsMan

I guess they were stretched out too much. After...

I guess they were stretched out too much.
After three blowouts with tubes that the LBS said "should work fine" I ordered the right size and was good.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,632
Posted By PartsMan

Just for reference running to small a tube (38mm...

Just for reference running to small a tube (38mm in a 45mm tire for me) can cause a similar problem.
Forum: Foo
04-16-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,299
Posted By PartsMan

I tell people it's not really a phone. It's a...

I tell people it's not really a phone.
It's a really nice pda that has a crappy little phone app.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,905
Posted By PartsMan

On my weekend rides with the smooth road of my...

On my weekend rides with the smooth road of my choosing more is better. (85psi max in my 700x32s)
For my rough road commute I am actually faster with 65-70 in the front and 70-75 in the back.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,007
Posted By PartsMan

srogers - I was also holding out for a triple but...

srogers - I was also holding out for a triple but honestly I have only never "needed" the 52t.
If I had a bike with a 42/30 double I wouldn't know the difference.
It's like I told my BS. I don't...
12-28-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,334
Posted By PartsMan

I'm in! Under 200 in 2013 is a good goal for me. ...

I'm in! Under 200 in 2013 is a good goal for me.

I was down to 220 before Thanksgiving (and nasty cold weather).
I havn't weighed since but feel "fat" again.
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