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Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,581
Posted By downwinded

I'm terrified of a driver that might run me over,...

I'm terrified of a driver that might run me over, whether it be from hate of cyclist or negligence, the results are the same. I have wet dreams over a driver that would chase me to a dead end and...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,444
Posted By downwinded

I've had good luck with Marathon Supreme, folding...

I've had good luck with Marathon Supreme, folding bead, 700 x 28. I'm 220 not counting gear and run 85# in the rear, 65# in the front. Good ride and good mileage.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By downwinded

A little piece of an old inner tube will stop...

A little piece of an old inner tube will stop your rattle.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By downwinded

Could you reach under the bottom bracket and snap...

Could you reach under the bottom bracket and snap a pic of the serial number? The police would not mind turning the bike to a position that the serial number would be visible. Call em.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,362
Posted By downwinded

For myself and my riding, I would rather have a...

For myself and my riding, I would rather have a mirror than a helmet. Mirrycle on my hybrid. Bush and Mueller 901/2 on my drop bar.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By downwinded

I had settled on the crossrip and intended to get...

I had settled on the crossrip and intended to get the Elite. LBS gave me great deal on the LTD and I was so glad to get the 105 package.

The fit was a bugger for me. I am in between a 56 and 58....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By downwinded

What do you mean "old" Crossrip!? My new bike is...

What do you mean "old" Crossrip!? My new bike is a 2014 LTD!!! Love it.😁
Forum: Commuting
04-21-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By downwinded

You have selected the right tire! With loose...

You have selected the right tire! With loose gravel involved on every ride, I'd probably go with the 40. The 35's would be ok for the hard pack 2 track most gravel roads turn into a little while...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,906
Posted By downwinded

I have around 7000 miles on a set of 700 x 28...

I have around 7000 miles on a set of 700 x 28 Mararhon Supremes. I will replace them this year with 32's. They no longer make the folding version in 28mm. I wanted to try the 32's anyway. I ran the...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,502
Posted By downwinded

Tioga D-Spyders with the Zefal toe clips...

Tioga D-Spyders with the Zefal toe clips mentioned earlier. You may have to shop around a bit to find the best price.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By downwinded

https://www.modernbike.com/dimension-headset-space...

https://www.modernbike.com/dimension-headset-spacer-bell-black
I like this one. It seems to be heard (on the mup)better than others I've used. If the peds are "plugged in", I'm not sure anything...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,689
Posted By downwinded

This is the first year I have changed clothes...

This is the first year I have changed clothes before a ride. The morning ride is tolerable. I'm fine wearing jean's on my short commute. The afternoon has been another story. It has been so bad I've...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By downwinded

These

These
Forum: Commuting
06-10-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,785
Posted By downwinded

Tioga D-Spyders with mini toe clips (strapless)....

Tioga D-Spyders with mini toe clips (strapless). Pin up each side like you want and wear whatever shoes you like.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,383
Posted By downwinded

Lol. I'm happy with my Metro 500 front and...

Lol. I'm happy with my Metro 500 front and Hotshot on the back.
Forum: Commuting
12-08-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,086
Posted By downwinded

IMHO fog and low angle of the sun, are perhaps...

IMHO fog and low angle of the sun, are perhaps the most dangerous conditions to be on the road. The fog can get really thick here. Much more dense than in the OP's pic. When you can hardly see the...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,424
Posted By downwinded

Tioga D-Spyder, pinned both sides, with the...

Tioga D-Spyder, pinned both sides, with the plastic mini toe clips for me. Have that setup on 2 bikes. Can wear regular shoes and NEVER be unable to get your foot out in an instant. I can pull up,...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,694
Posted By downwinded

Wind hater here as well. I'm in an area that has...

Wind hater here as well. I'm in an area that has that "shift" during the day. Usually it's not too bad, but when I try and view it as "resistance training" my knees get sore. Spin baby spin.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By downwinded

It took a couple of years, but my wife has...

It took a couple of years, but my wife has finally started to enjoy riding at night.
After a weekly group ride, we often stop for a brew on the way home. It would get dark while we were there. A...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 98,183
Posted By downwinded

Glad to hear your ok Tom. Would like to hear from...

Glad to hear your ok Tom. Would like to hear from 1terceptor, papatom and I'm sure there are others.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6506...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6506 (7555 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 6000 (9416 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 5695 (8986...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6398...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6398 (7359 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 6000 (9416 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 5695 (8986...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6156...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6156 (7105 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 6000 (9416 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 5695 (8986...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By downwinded

On a ride out in the county this weekend I saw...

On a ride out in the county this weekend I saw the first woolly worm of the year. It was solid brown. No black at all. I said "Alright! This should be a VERY mild winter." A couple of hundred yards...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,913
Posted By downwinded

I wear jeans. Less than 5 miles is just not far...

I wear jeans. Less than 5 miles is just not far enough for me to justify changing pants. I wear a wicking shirt and change when I get to work. I don't especially like riding in jeans but don't feel...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 5926...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 5926 (6820 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 5365 (9291 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 5310 (8496 total)...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 5726...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 5726 (6596 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 5365 (9291 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 5310 (8496 total)...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By downwinded

Maybe a shorter stem and or a zero setback...

Maybe a shorter stem and or a zero setback seatpost.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4964...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4964 (5724 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 4575 (7111 total)
mgw4jc (NC) _____________________________ 3902 (4102 total)...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,130
Posted By downwinded

We're in Paducah. Yes, Hoptown had a HUGE influx...

We're in Paducah. Yes, Hoptown had a HUGE influx of people. Motels and campgrounds have been full for months. They have been renting parking places on farmland that is not planted for folks coming...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,130
Posted By downwinded

Eclipse

Is anyone else in the path of totality? We are very near the line that will provide the longest period of totality. We are supposed to get ~2 mins 20sec. It has been ramped up to be a really big...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By downwinded

Just found something new. It's called Chilly Pad....

Just found something new. It's called Chilly Pad.
Made by Frogg Toggs. I cut one in half so i have 2 if you will. Wet it, put it in a zip lock bag, then into the fridge. That thing will really help...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By downwinded

That's a great looking bike. I'm sure it's fun...

That's a great looking bike. I'm sure it's fun to ride as well. Post more pics when you get the rack on. Happy commuting!
Forum: Commuting
08-15-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4622...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4622 (5221 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 4575 (7111 total)
augustgarage (CA)________________________ 3851.9 (4146.7 total)...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By downwinded

What? No love for poor 'ol Trek? Lol! Still...

What? No love for poor 'ol Trek? Lol! Still happy with my Crossrip. There are a couple others on here, with longer commutes than mine, that are racking up some serious miles on theirs. Disc brakes,...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4541...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4541 (5047 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 4030 (6003 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 3588 (5940 total)...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,816
Posted By downwinded

I've had good luck with the Supremes too. I have...

I've had good luck with the Supremes too. I have run 35's and presently have 28's on my Trek. Width you choose would depend on the route /surface.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,917
Posted By downwinded

Take a look at the soma sparrow bars. I have...

Take a look at the soma sparrow bars. I have swapped the flat bars on my Raleigh and really like the change. Everything swapped without issue. They don't turn back quite as much as the north roads...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4433...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4433 (4899 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 4030 (6003 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 3588 (5940 total)...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4289...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 4289 (4695 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 4030 (6003 total)
mgw4jc (NC) _____________________________ 2971 (3112 total)...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 3974...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 3974 (4378 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 3190 (4842 total)
mgw4jc (NC) _____________________________ 2829 (2971 total)...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,588
Posted By downwinded

Never mind the tornadoes in Huntsville, the snow...

Never mind the tornadoes in Huntsville, the snow and ice is what will get you. 1/4" of either and running both snowplows won't get the job done.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,506
Posted By downwinded

I'm lovin my LTD. It has the interruper brake...

I'm lovin my LTD. It has the interruper brake levers, which i really like because it allows me to be all over the drop bars and still have brakes at my fingertips. A 12 mile commute would make me...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3729...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3729 (4067 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _____________________________ 3190 (4842 total)
Gregf83 (BC) _____________________________ 2596 (4198 total)...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,091
Posted By downwinded

They are not exactly cheap, but the Tioga...

They are not exactly cheap, but the Tioga D-Spyder platforms have pins that screw in so you can pick the number of pins you use.
http://i.imgur.com/IjMgPXBt.jpg I've added two pins to the top since...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3333...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3333 (3623 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC) _____________________________ 2596 (4198 total) [74/87]
dschue5 (MN) _____________________________ 2360 (3717...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3189...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3189 (3402 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _____________________________ 2360 (3717 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ______________________________ 2263 (2344 total)...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By downwinded

Always keep you eyes and mind open to try...

Always keep you eyes and mind open to try different routes. When I started commuting I had a stressful intersection, followed by a block that had cars parked on the street, and only one lane for...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,656
Posted By downwinded

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3091...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 3091 (3271 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _____________________________ 2360 (3717 total)
gregf83 (BC) _____________________________ 2198 (3651 total)...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,269
Posted By downwinded

I've liked the Dimensions headset spacer in...

I've liked the Dimensions headset spacer in brass. It has a tone/volumethat peds seem to hear. I had an incredibell bar end that seemed to be almost completely ignored. Nothing will help if they are...
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