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Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

Update: Apparently I have a nondiplaced...

Update:

Apparently I have a nondiplaced scaphoid fracture from the way I landed on my open hand.

Never would've guessed, pain has been low to moderate, no numbness, I can move my fingers, thumb...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

Would've hit him harder if I didn't have about 2...

Would've hit him harder if I didn't have about 2 bikes worth of space, his sudden stop and turn took me by surprise.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

That thing felt like hitting a wall compared to...

That thing felt like hitting a wall compared to my 20 pound bike.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,752
Posted By jnb22019

My point of commuting by bike is so I don't have...

My point of commuting by bike is so I don't have to ride the subway.

For my commute both take about the same time, an hour or so, and I prefer the bike.

I agree with not taking a bike on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

Thank you. My plan was to see someone tomorrow if...

Thank you. My plan was to see someone tomorrow if I didn't see any improvement but luckily the hand is feeling better today, the pain is much less and I can move my fingers more. Still swelling but...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

As I was falling my thought was exactly this,...

As I was falling my thought was exactly this, that I was going to get my hands all scratched up because I didn't have gloves.

Fortunately I don't have any scratches.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

Fulton going down to Water Street. Nothing steep...

Fulton going down to Water Street. Nothing steep but enough to pick up speed without pedaling.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By jnb22019

First crash with another bike

Just had my first crash today in Downtown Manhattan with someone riding an ebike.

Going downhill he stopped to turn without signaling and when I noticed I braked but didn't fully stop on time and...
09-30-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,809
Posted By jnb22019

Zip code? The comment I replied to didn't mention...

Zip code? The comment I replied to didn't mention zip codes.

I was particularly replying in my to this part:

"I maintain my position ... if I need a lock like that, I don't need to be locking...
09-29-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,809
Posted By jnb22019

So, is your point that no one in a city should be...

So, is your point that no one in a city should be riding a bicycle?
09-29-18, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

Fit wise the flat bars were too wide and made...

Fit wise the flat bars were too wide and made longer rides uncomfortable and my position was too upright for my liking.

The drops extended my position a bit and are now my width making the ride...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,200
Posted By jnb22019

My biggest fear of going clipless, falling on NYC...

My biggest fear of going clipless, falling on NYC streets and traffic. I just bought today some Shimano PD-M324s (dual pedals). I guess we will see how that goes... although I'll definitely start...
09-28-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

I went with both options. Just bought an used...

I went with both options. Just bought an used 2016 Louis Garneau Steeple X, for a great price, plus I've turned the Diamondback to a sort of gravel bike, although I'm not taking it off road any time...
09-28-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

Can't complain about road conditions where I...

Can't complain about road conditions where I usually ride, the worst streets were recently fixed and I already know the location of the few potholes along the road.
09-22-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By jnb22019

What disk brakes? Do both pads move or just one? ...

What disk brakes? Do both pads move or just one?

Sounds like something is loose somewhere.

check the cable tension, the space between the disk and pads, the screws holding the brakes and check...
09-22-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

Current fork isn't tapered so I went ahead and...

Current fork isn't tapered so I went ahead and bought the straight version, 475 axle to crown, 39mm rake vs. 38 in the old one.
09-22-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By jnb22019

just noticed. Must have been sold.

just noticed. Must have been sold.
09-21-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By jnb22019

Trek CrossRip reviews

Anyone has experience with the Trek CrosssRip?

I'm looking at this ad for an used bike https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/d/reduced-2015-trek-crossrip/6687059468.html

Mainly for commuting.
09-21-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

Ignore the front brake cable, at the time of the...

Ignore the front brake cable, at the time of the pics the cable and housing I had were too short but that's been fixed....
09-19-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

Like I said, I just haven't felt like confirming...

Like I said, I just haven't felt like confirming it yet by unscrewing the bolts on the stem and looking at the fork, I'll do that eventually obviously before making a decision.

I've looked at the...
09-18-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,885
Posted By jnb22019

Suspension to Rigid Fork

I ride a Diamondback Trace Comp, https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/127242/diamondback-trace-comp-bike-2017 . Changed the flat handlebars to drops, this made a huge difference for me in fit,...
09-16-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,987
Posted By jnb22019

For best results they definitely need to be...

For best results they definitely need to be tubeless ready, however you can make it work on certain rims.

Some weeks ago I converted my wheels to tubeless, both the rims and tires are not tubeless...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By jnb22019

Right, the point of considering the Surly is the...

Right, the point of considering the Surly is the steel frame.

I've been looking at a Salsa Vaya, I was in fact looking into buying an used one through a Facebook group but sadly the shipping would...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By jnb22019

Thank you for the suggestion, I'll look at it.

Thank you for the suggestion, I'll look at it.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By jnb22019

Not much of a problem for me, I don't have...

Not much of a problem for me, I don't have fenders in my current bike, I should get some but I can do without.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By jnb22019

I looked at the Midnight Special but sadly out of...

I looked at the Midnight Special but sadly out of my budget.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By jnb22019

There are plenty of bags out there, but before...

There are plenty of bags out there, but before you make a decision you should look at how you're folding your clothes as the way you fold and store your clothes in the bag is probably more important...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,731
Posted By jnb22019

I don't recall using my multitool but I did use...

I don't recall using my multitool but I did use my chain tool the very first ride I took it with me.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By jnb22019

2nd Commuter - All round bike

I'm thinking of buying a second commuter/all round bike to compliment my current Hybrid, Diamondback Trace Comp.

Since I already have a hybrid I'm leaning towards a relaxed geometry road bike like...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By jnb22019

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/980x2000/screenshot_20180831_213750_facebook_aef458f2b36763e80a980a5602ffb9477e9f61cc.jpg
The post doesn't have many details, just size, make...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By jnb22019

Cannondale CAAD 4 9 speed Shimano 105

I'm looking at a 56cm Cannondale CAAD 4 9 speed with Shimano 105 drive train and the owner is asking for $340.

Allegedly no crashes and well taken care of.

I'm looking for a second bike for my...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,255
Posted By jnb22019

I have this:...

I have this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KEVWAY8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is a horn and light. Works well for me and it is loud.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,399
Posted By jnb22019

I'm going tubeless on my commuter, just fully...

I'm going tubeless on my commuter, just fully converted today after a week of testing the front wheel.

I posted a thread on the Bicycle Mechanic page,...
08-18-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,166
Posted By jnb22019

Tubeless conversion - looking great so far

Hey there, last week I converted my front wheel to tubeless, today I converted my back wheel and made some modifications from the first time around and changed the front wheel. My wheels are standard...
08-04-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By jnb22019

Simple resolution to a freehub headache

Last week Monday during my work commute the freehub started catching the cassette and thus the wheel. Everytime it happened the derailleur would be pulled up, the chain would slacken and when it got...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

Thank you everyone for the comments, all are very...

Thank you everyone for the comments, all are very informative and very true.

I'm really loving the bike commute, definitely much better than taking the subway every day.

I do think that my...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

It does have the option to lock the suspension...

It does have the option to lock the suspension and I always have it locked.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

Update: Removed the cassette last night and...

Update:

Removed the cassette last night and put it back after looking around and at first it seemed like the issue had been resolved but after some time while I was indexing the gears the freehub...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

I couldn't really tell right now what the problem...

I couldn't really tell right now what the problem is, which is why I ordered both the removal tool and a new cassette just in case. If I don't need the new cassette I'll probably end up returning it,...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

What's considered high thread count? in my...

What's considered high thread count?
in my case, the Top Contacs II are 160.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

I definitely don't know what's wrong exactly with...

I definitely don't know what's wrong exactly with the cassette but I know it is in fact the cassette.

I ordered the same cassette and a tool to remove it earlier from Amazon for about $36.00 and...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

Thank you everyone. Now it seems I may have...

Thank you everyone.

Now it seems I may have an actual issue, after a not steep but long climb on terrible street that I hope will be fixed soon (in NYC) the cassette is getting caught on the...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

If I've learned anything since I bought my...

If I've learned anything since I bought my bicycle and started "training" for my commute, it has to be bike maintenance, I can see the importance of proper maintenance.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

Thank you for pointing out my mistake, however I...

Thank you for pointing out my mistake, however I think the passive aggressive comment was unnecessary.

I'm not looking for road bike speeds, what I am is interested in maybe finding ways to reduce...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

I've got the handsome part down, so that's not a...

I've got the handsome part down, so that's not a problem :lol:

Thank you, I've thought about the BB7's but I don't have any breaking issues so I put it aside for now. I'll take a look at the...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
Posted By jnb22019

New commuter - looking for upgrade ideas

Hi everyone,

I recently started commuting with my 1 year old Diamondback Trace Comp (hybrid). The ride is 10 miles each way. The bicycle has all stock parts, except for the tires which I changed...
10-28-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By jnb22019

Awesome, thank you all. I'll keep it around for...

Awesome, thank you all. I'll keep it around for now but I'll be looking at other options new and used.
10-28-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By jnb22019

Am I correct in assuming the advices above are...

Am I correct in assuming the advices above are considering cst effectiveness and not cheap price?

If I had $500 to spend, do get better/higher quality items if I buy a brand new complete bike vs...
10-28-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By jnb22019

Is it worth building up?

Not sure if I'm on the right section but here is a question for you. Just found this frame in front of one of my neighbor buildings out with another frame. It's a Schwim Continental. For what I've...
06-10-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,771
Posted By jnb22019

The sticker only says "Built with pride in the...

The sticker only says "Built with pride in the USA" and below is the sticker with the serial number and the shop that sold the bicycke to the first owner.

As for how it rides I'm not sure how to...
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