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Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,997
Posted By corripio

For the first 7 years I commuted, it cost me next...

For the first 7 years I commuted, it cost me next to nothing to commute...I think the only thing I spent money on was about $20 for a light...I was commuting on my road bike and commuting was just...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,466
Posted By corripio

...but isn't Livonia a suburb as well?

...but isn't Livonia a suburb as well?
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By corripio

There was a review on bike commuters of a few...

There was a review on bike commuters of a few different blinkies:

http://www.bikecommuters.com/2007/12/09/rear-blinky-comparo/

I have the blackburn mars, it's very bright
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,514
Posted By corripio

I've been biking at lot more at night, so I...

I've been biking at lot more at night, so I decided to get some new lights a few weeks ago.

As far as a rear blinky, I bought a Blackburn Mars 3.0 to replace my super crappy one. It's quite...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By corripio

I'd vote for the specialized as well, assuming it...

I'd vote for the specialized as well, assuming it fits. I've never had problems with grip shifters (have one on my swobo currently)... I haven't had a problem with accidentally shifting...but then...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By corripio

I saw one homemade conversion driving around town...

I saw one homemade conversion driving around town here similar to this, although, it looked very crude. The kid riding it (probably a freshman in highschool) needed to pedal to get the engine to...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By corripio

I completely agree with your comments. $350 is...

I completely agree with your comments. $350 is not an expensive bike. If I weighed 300 lbs I would expect to break more spokes than someone that is 150 lbs, since afterall, I would be putting...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,143
Posted By corripio

Yup, it should be imprinted on the tire.

Yup, it should be imprinted on the tire.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By corripio

On your current bike: 1. Get new rim tape put...

On your current bike:
1. Get new rim tape put on your rims, this can make a huge difference in the number of flats.
2. Get a good set of puncture resistant tires.
3. Make sure you aren't over-...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By corripio

I keep my panniers secure by bringing them with...

I keep my panniers secure by bringing them with me...if I carry something in my pannier, I generally want to have it with me (e.g. a wallet, keys, book, lunch, clothing).
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By corripio

Including running in your normal biking...

Including running in your normal biking routine--or any other leg workout such as weight training--can actually be beneficial to avoiding injury and pain. One of the causes of "runner's knee" (which...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By corripio

I have the Otis which is the 3-speed,...

I have the Otis which is the 3-speed, coaster-brake version of the Dixon (it has a front disc brake, and the coaster brake in the rear). The quality of the bike frame itself is very good and overall...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,688
Posted By corripio

People will steal things to be jerks...not just...

People will steal things to be jerks...not just because they want the stuff or can sell it. It can happen really fast and most are just crimes of opportunity (e.g. an unlocked bike, unattended bag,...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By corripio

"Many of you suggested to ride where the right...

"Many of you suggested to ride where the right tire track would normally be in the right lane. Then why not ride in the middle of the right lane to remove all temptation from motorists to try to...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By corripio

If I read it correctly, you're are also running...

If I read it correctly, you're are also running wheels with a smaller diameter than what is often found on a road bike...for each rotation you will cover less distance than the road biker. Same...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,681
Posted By corripio

You hear "same road, same rules" a lot...but in...

You hear "same road, same rules" a lot...but in reality bikes, motorcycles, cars, and trucks are subjected to slightly different rules on road. Many of these different laws have been enacted to...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By corripio

I have a 2004 Felt 45 road bike and have found...

I have a 2004 Felt 45 road bike and have found the frame and all the specific Felt parts to be very good quality (haven't had any problems in the 4+ years I've been riding it). I'd steer away form...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By corripio

Is it just me, or does it look like the brakes...

Is it just me, or does it look like the brakes are not configured properly...looks like they are close to the rim, but the little adjustment lever is set to the widest setting...could just be the pic...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By corripio

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,645
Posted By corripio

I think the real question no one asked is, can...

I think the real question no one asked is, can you ride 66 miles in a day? What about just 33...how do you feel after that? I would definitely take your road bike...the impact of lower pressure,...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By corripio

The only time I've fallen over in clipless was...

The only time I've fallen over in clipless was when a screw came out (excellent call JR97 on checking your cleats every time you ride!)...I was off balance and couldn't unclip from the other side in...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,471
Posted By corripio

I don't think road bikers have cornered the...

I don't think road bikers have cornered the market on expensive stuff and bragging. Seriously, have you seen some of the commuter bikes people ride? Have you read any of the posts entitled "my new...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By corripio

The clipless will be more safe once used to them....

The clipless will be more safe once used to them. I much prefer the clipless since, as has been pointed out by BCRider, a large amount of force will release your foot.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By corripio

I have the SRAM Imotion 3 on my Swobo Otis...it's...

I have the SRAM Imotion 3 on my Swobo Otis...it's chatty, but I like the sound of it and it has just enough gears for changes in elevation.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By corripio

Yeah, head over to the shop with your bike and...

Yeah, head over to the shop with your bike and get it properly adjusted for you. Make sure you are wearing the shoes you normally bike in. Remember, bike shops have some very good knowledgeable...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,092
Posted By corripio

I commuted on my road bike for many years but...

I commuted on my road bike for many years but wanted to start using it more for running errands and shopping...ultimately I came to the conclusion that I didn't really want put a rack or fenders on...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,471
Posted By corripio

It doesn't sound like he was trying to insult...

It doesn't sound like he was trying to insult you. In all seriousness, I sort of agree with him...the quality of the components really can make a big impact on your ride (efficiency, speed, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,223
Posted By corripio

Any bike would be better than a non-functioning,...

Any bike would be better than a non-functioning, broken down walmart bike that cost you nothing. Seriously, any used bike in decent condition will be a huge step up (especially if you don't want to...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,157
Posted By corripio

You'd be amazed at how better the bike rides with...

You'd be amazed at how better the bike rides with a non-gunked up chain and cassette. I let my road bike get a little dirty over the last year...it was night and day after giving it a good cleaning...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,222
Posted By corripio

As a runner and biker, I can tell you that knee...

As a runner and biker, I can tell you that knee injuries can take a long time to heal if it's related to wearing down the cartilage. You should probably take some time off, actually utilize your...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,245
Posted By corripio

Instead of a list of 12, maybe you should think...

Instead of a list of 12, maybe you should think of organizing information into several hierarchies, starting simple and getting more complex and detailed. As others have said, you don't want a list...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,511
Posted By corripio

My current commute to grad school is about 6...

My current commute to grad school is about 6 miles RT (or 12 RT depending on the location)...I've been doing that for 5 years. I usually don't bike in the winter, as it is cold, snows a lot, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,164
Posted By corripio

Also, baskets make a bike look really dorky which...

Also, baskets make a bike look really dorky which may serve as a good theft deterrent (dorky in a good bike-dork way). Seriously, if some thug is looking to gank a bike, he might think twice about...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,262
Posted By corripio

I'm under 50 and I know the hand signals. That...

I'm under 50 and I know the hand signals. That may be because I use them on a regular basis. I think most drivers are confused by them as a result of the fact they don't use them and don't see them...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,079
Posted By corripio

I used to commute with a backpack or messenger...

I used to commute with a backpack or messenger bag. I have a rack and panniers on my new dedicated commuter and much prefer it. I can carry a lot more (groceries for instance) and I no longer have...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,737
Posted By corripio

As I said, the area is pretty bike friendly and...

As I said, the area is pretty bike friendly and the jerks are rare, but they do make their appearance every once in a while (likely hood of running into one increases the farther you get away from...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By corripio

Like some of the other posters have said, I'd...

Like some of the other posters have said, I'd worry less about the frame due to salt and worry more about what's going to happen to the gears, chain, and other components. The cost of replacing...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 07:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,737
Posted By corripio

Simple answer: The beep might not be because they...

Simple answer: The beep might not be because they think the cyclist is a child, it's just that the cyclist is illegally running a red light -- something that usually isn't ticketed for cyclists in...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By corripio

Congrats on your first commute. You should try...

Congrats on your first commute. You should try biking the different routes to see which one you like best. There may be certain areas where the side streets make you feel safer and more...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By corripio

Exactly...it's to make you very visible and keep...

Exactly...it's to make you very visible and keep cars from passing you when it's not safe. It forces drivers to take notice and think how to deal with you.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,879
Posted By corripio

I disagree. If that "something" can reduce the...

I disagree. If that "something" can reduce the likely hood of a severe injury, even by a small amount, it is in fact, better than not utilizing it. The safest way to avoid an injury from biking is...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,879
Posted By corripio

That's an interesting take on it. I sometimes...

That's an interesting take on it. I sometimes think of it in a more canonical sense; crashing is a subset of bike riding; consequently, you want to do everything you can to avoid sampling the...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,879
Posted By corripio

When I was about 14, my town made it illegal for...

When I was about 14, my town made it illegal for anyone under 16 to ride without a helmet. At the time, I found this silly because I had been riding almost 10 years without one and never had a...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By corripio

"Granted i was on the sidewalk traveling against...

"Granted i was on the sidewalk traveling against traffic, but before anyone starts any anti-sidewalk propaganda...."

You must recognize that you did open a can of worms on that one. Riding against...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By corripio

agreed.

agreed.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By corripio

Yeah, for 2.5 miles, almost any bike will do. ...

Yeah, for 2.5 miles, almost any bike will do. Since you are new for biking, a good plan of action could be to pick up a used bike for cheap, build up some muscles on it and see how you like it...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,762
Posted By corripio

I commuted on a road bike for about 6 years...

I commuted on a road bike for about 6 years because I only had one bike and it was a road bike. I lived in small apartments and sometimes it was annoying enough finding a place to store a single...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,390
Posted By corripio

How on earth did you lose 13 lbs in a week? You...

How on earth did you lose 13 lbs in a week? You would need to be burning like 6000 calories a day...not going to get that with 2.4 miles RT...did you mean 1.3 lbs?

Oh and to the point of the...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By corripio

If you just turn the pedals when you're not on...

If you just turn the pedals when you're not on the bike, does it still click?

...one time I adjusted the front/back positioning of my seat and didn't tighten it enough. When my weight shifted...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,396
Posted By corripio

I also have been using a canvas bag too; I...

I also have been using a canvas bag too; I attached it to the rack via two S-hooks I had lying around. My canvas bag already had two little loops on the sides, so I didn't even need to modify it. I...
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