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Forum: Commuting
03-13-18, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By bikertrash

I find my winter layoffs make me miss riding such...

I find my winter layoffs make me miss riding such that I get downright giddy when spring starts showing. I can ride in sub-zero fahrenheit but if per chance there might be ice on the road, I drive. ...
03-13-18, 03:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By bikertrash

If you don't know much about maintainence, see if...

If you don't know much about maintainence, see if you can get your LBS to check it out so you're not getting somebody else's problem.
03-13-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,876
Posted By bikertrash

I don't think of cycling as exercise, because...

I don't think of cycling as exercise, because exercise sucks and takes away the real purpose of our fantastic freedom machines.
I ride everyday that I don't have to worry about ice on the ground....
03-13-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By bikertrash

Go to the bike shop and try them out. A basic...

Go to the bike shop and try them out.
A basic rule of thumb is for mtb's you want 3-4 inches of clearance over the top bar, 1-2 inches for road bikes.
03-01-18, 01:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By bikertrash

I still remember back in the '80s when some were...

I still remember back in the '80s when some were pushing 24" tires over 26" for the quicker handling off road. Fat 700c tires popped up right before RockShox and everyone decided 26 with front...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,588
Posted By bikertrash

Thanks for all the replies, I'll probably hold...

Thanks for all the replies, I'll probably hold off until next year as I had to take a year off and just now getting back in the saddle.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,588
Posted By bikertrash

Folding Bikes for Commuting

Hello, I'm a commuter so that's why this isn't in the folding bike forum. Anyway, I'm looking at folding bikes and they more and more make sense from appearances as they being smaller would be easy...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,085
Posted By bikertrash

If you don't mind putting your laptop into it's...

If you don't mind putting your laptop into it's own sleeve, I use a Camelback Explorer. I myself like a waistbelt, since I have a semi upright position I use the waistbelt and loosen the shoulder...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-13, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,976
Posted By bikertrash

I like my Camelback Alpine(?) pack. It has a...

I like my Camelback Alpine(?) pack. It has a waist belt which I keep the ends connected by wrapping around the bag. On the occasions when I have a heavy load that waist belt is nice in taking the...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,452
Posted By bikertrash

Typical helmet debate. I wish I had a list of...

Typical helmet debate. I wish I had a list of sites still, but basically I found a helmet may prevent a concussion but if a hit could kill you without that styrofoam, it'll probably kill ya with it....
Forum: Commuting
05-29-08, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,252
Posted By bikertrash

I have a Trek 7300 that I have really beat up off...

I have a Trek 7300 that I have really beat up off road a couple of times. It's no mountain bike what with the thinner tires, but that cheap suspension fork and seatpost do take the shock out of any...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By bikertrash

Last year I went from the first week of July to...

Last year I went from the first week of July to the last week of October on one tank of gas. Right now I have a quarter tank of gas, it'll do until mid September when the price usuall drops a bit...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,616
Posted By bikertrash

Don't let the roadies get to ya. I have about of...

Don't let the roadies get to ya. I have about of fred of a ride as one could have. Usually others on bikes are cool, but now and then I come across a snob. A lot of the times the snob is obviously...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,270
Posted By bikertrash

Why would the townie be slower? Seems recumbents...

Why would the townie be slower? Seems recumbents are used for all the human powered speed records so isn't there a potential that a semi bent like the townie could be faster than the uptown 8?
Forum: Commuting
05-24-08, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By bikertrash

Is the Kona Smoke 2-9 available in the U.S. ?

Is the Kona Smoke 2-9 available in the U.S. ?
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,030
Posted By bikertrash

I can vouch for the Trek 7300. I've had mine for...

I can vouch for the Trek 7300. I've had mine for about 6 years and ride it all over, I've ridden for sure over 50 miles and sure I'cve seen a century or two, I don't have a computer on it but I know...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-08, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,984
Posted By bikertrash

While your looking check out www.chromebags.com...

While your looking check out www.chromebags.com (http://www.chromebags.com) I have their SOMA bag. It's probably not as big as you would like but the quality is amazing. Anyway they make back packs...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By bikertrash

Way I figure, if you got yourself a script for...

Way I figure, if you got yourself a script for Vicaden, this might be a good time to practice your stunt riding as you won't feel the pain when you crash.
03-23-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By bikertrash

I have a 7300. I'm surprised you hadn't tried...

I have a 7300. I'm surprised you hadn't tried adjusting the stem before your inquiry, but theres not much sense in throwing ut the whole bike with the stem. I'm changing the adjustment on my stem...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By bikertrash

Also consider the 7200, I have a 7300 that I've...

Also consider the 7200, I have a 7300 that I've been riding for over 7 years, you can adjust the stem to your likeing, and the suspension is nice. The 7.2 is great if your bound and determined to be...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-08, 03:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By bikertrash

When I got my laptop at Best Buy, they had some...

When I got my laptop at Best Buy, they had some back packs in the 30 dollar range. If I were into back packs I would have grabbed one, since I'm not I chose to spend way too much on the Chrome....
Forum: Commuting
02-17-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By bikertrash

Since we're on the subject, I just ordered a...

Since we're on the subject, I just ordered a Chrome Soma bag for my new laptop. don't know how to put a link on, but it appears to be just the ticket. I'll let you know how it is when I get it. You...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,595
Posted By bikertrash

Rim brakes wearing out rims?

I've noticed a couple of threads talking of the superiority of disc brakes and considering there price and complexity I can believe it. Never had any but they better be superior for what they cost...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-08, 02:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,932
Posted By bikertrash

Nice ride, I'm sure you'll be able to get a lot...

Nice ride, I'm sure you'll be able to get a lot of use out of it. You mention you'll use it for camping, so this is not only a fine commuter but also an RV.
01-19-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,733
Posted By bikertrash

Of Course, 36 spokes are a lot stronger than 28.

Of Course, 36 spokes are a lot stronger than 28.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By bikertrash

It's best to buy them, as stealing would land you...

It's best to buy them, as stealing would land you in jail.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By bikertrash

people die in cars too. Noone talks of banning...

people die in cars too. Noone talks of banning cars even though so many die in them. The crazy thing is people wrap themselves in oversized SUV's thinking they'll be safer, never looking at the stats...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By bikertrash

All road gearing is is narrower gearing, the 7200...

All road gearing is is narrower gearing, the 7200 has a 119 inch top gear and a 28 inch low gear, when your loaded down you will appreciate the lower gear. Drop bars do offer more hand positions, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By bikertrash

How does it lack the versatility of a cross bike?...

How does it lack the versatility of a cross bike? The only thing it doesn't have is drop bars. I've seen a lot of crossbikes that lacked braze ons. The Surly is a good choice if you have the...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,078
Posted By bikertrash

I wear blue jeans and tie a bandanna around my...

I wear blue jeans and tie a bandanna around my lower right leg to keep the pants out of the chain ring.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Posted By bikertrash

I just got my latest commuting shoes from K Mart....

I just got my latest commuting shoes from K Mart. Their loafers, built like tennis shoes only no laces. I have power grips on my platform pedals. It works for commuting, long distance, mtn biking....
Forum: Commuting
12-30-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By bikertrash

Check out the pawn shops in your area and get a...

Check out the pawn shops in your area and get a good used bike . The more scratched up and gnarly looking it is, the less likely it'll be stolen.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,344
Posted By bikertrash

Is that 2 speed per chance a kick back hub? I...

Is that 2 speed per chance a kick back hub? I don't see a shifter cable on that.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-07, 02:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,409
Posted By bikertrash

If your riding ability sucks to the point that...

If your riding ability sucks to the point that you even consider a full face motorcycle helmet, do society a favor and walk.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-07, 02:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,322
Posted By bikertrash

I have a smoke on occasion, like once or twice a...

I have a smoke on occasion, like once or twice a month. I used to smoke a pack a day. Have a coffee cup holder on my bike. There isn't much that I enjoy more than coffee and cigarettes. Coffee and...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-07, 02:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,283
Posted By bikertrash

I recommended a suspension fork. I have one on my...

I recommended a suspension fork. I have one on my 7300 Trek. It's not a race bike, but it's fast. The only time I can see it slowing me down if at all is now and then when I stand up and start...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-07, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,283
Posted By bikertrash

I have 700 x 38 Bontragers on my 7300. The...

I have 700 x 38 Bontragers on my 7300. The differince in width is significant from 32s. Can't personally tell you of smoothing potholes though as I do have a suspension fork on my ride. I like my...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By bikertrash

You rode it, the components are fine, do you...

You rode it, the components are fine, do you really need someone to tell you what you like? I'll be looking forward to a fine review by you, as I like reading that stuff even though I've never bought...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-07, 10:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,583
Posted By bikertrash

well the only thing you did wrong is you didn't...

well the only thing you did wrong is you didn't take it home and make squirrel casserole. If ya kill it, ya got to grill it. Not doing so is bad karma.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-07, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,948
Posted By bikertrash

If you can pull the gears then all you need is...

If you can pull the gears then all you need is fatter tires, I run 38s on my 7300 Trek. They're rated for 85 pounds, but I run them at a hundred. The only thing is I hardly ever use my 48X11 gear,...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By bikertrash

500 dollars might get a nice ride but nothing...

500 dollars might get a nice ride but nothing left over for fenders and racks, If the equipment is still good swap out the frames, if not, check out the pawn shops. Large frame bikes don't seem to...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 02:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,883
Posted By bikertrash

I wear blue jeans, and when I remember I tie a...

I wear blue jeans, and when I remember I tie a bandana around the right leg. An army surplus field jacket with liner is my winter cycling gear, along with a cheap stocking hat and cheap gloves. My...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By bikertrash

I've never ridden with discs before, but I still...

I've never ridden with discs before, but I still remember when V Brakes first came out. Everything being said about discs was being said about V brakes way back when.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-07, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By bikertrash

If per chance you have thorn resistant tubes,...

If per chance you have thorn resistant tubes, don't be surprised if they don't take a patch.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By bikertrash

I haven't noticed any difference in rolling...

I haven't noticed any difference in rolling resisstance, but then I never ride in a hurry, On retrospect I can understand about the edges, but they're in now, so I hope these ones aren't like the...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By bikertrash

Got mine at my local LBS. After a year of use I...

Got mine at my local LBS. After a year of use I ran over a large safety needle. Flats suck, tubes that won't take patches suck worse. Since I couldn't get the tube to hold a patch I took it to LBS.My...
11-03-07, 01:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,909
Posted By bikertrash

These bags are a great idea, lets hope someone...

These bags are a great idea, lets hope someone comes up with a rack specifically for carrying these bags and only charge twenty bucks for it. The grocery bag panniers are way too expensive.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,034
Posted By bikertrash

I'd say it sounds like you have a good bike shop...

I'd say it sounds like you have a good bike shop with the Trek, and thats often very important. You stated that you enjoyed it and so you shouldn't need some reviewer to tell you what you like. If...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-07, 01:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,467
Posted By bikertrash

I can't recall what the models were, I recall...

I can't recall what the models were, I recall reading of them in Bicycling, they CDales top road racing frames, they were only warrentied for a year, and there was a limit to how much a rider should...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-07, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By bikertrash

You know I always thought extracycles were just...

You know I always thought extracycles were just plain ugly, but the way you got yours, It really looks sharp. Surly is coming out with a frame that's like an extracycle, and since I have this hardly...
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