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Forum: Commuting
07-19-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By treadtread

Bicycle tax in Oregon?

First statewide bicycle tax in nation leaves bike-crazy Oregon riders deflated - Washington Times (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/17/first-bicycle-tax-nation-deflates-oregon-riders/)
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Forum: Commuting
07-12-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 127,521
Posted By treadtread

Only on the commuter forum would we argue about...

Only on the commuter forum would we argue about who has the cheapest bike :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-12-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 127,521
Posted By treadtread

At $714, is your bike still a BSO, assuming it...

At $714, is your bike still a BSO, assuming it ever was? Mine cost me about $600 so far, I have 2006 miles on it and I don't consider it a BSO at all.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By treadtread

Heh, riders like CliffordK are inspiring :)

Heh, riders like CliffordK are inspiring :)
Forum: Commuting
07-11-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,768
Posted By treadtread

True. But I've observed that a lot of drivers...

True. But I've observed that a lot of drivers don't know they should merge into the bike lane as they prepare to turn right. This was still better than the norm - btw, this was just a little south of...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,768
Posted By treadtread

I was commuting today for the first time in...

I was commuting today for the first time in months (haven't been able to because of scheduling issues, but hope to cycle during the school summer holidays). As I approached a Starbucks driveway, a...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,260
Posted By treadtread

Today was my first commute since I moved from the...

Today was my first commute since I moved from the Peninsula to the East Bay (SF Bay Area). My office is now about 28 miles away by car, and 39 miles by bike - so cycling was not really an option. But...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By treadtread

Hah, I'm so happy to see a back in the saddle...

Hah, I'm so happy to see a back in the saddle thread - I was tempted to start one myself, because I'm really pleased to be back on the bike. For better or worse, I haven't been able to cycle for...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By treadtread

Lots of spacers - check. Bar end shifters -...

Lots of spacers - check.
Bar end shifters - check.
Steel frame - check.
Black - check.

It could be any other steel frame, even a custom one, but the likelihood of it being an LHT are high.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,870
Posted By treadtread

The Jamis of course, it looks way better....

The Jamis of course, it looks way better. Somehow, I suspect that isn't the reasoned argument you were looking for :)
Forum: Commuting
12-11-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By treadtread

I came to say the LHT, and it looks like I was...

I came to say the LHT, and it looks like I was right :) Whatever happened to the "funny things I saw on craigslist" thread?
Forum: Commuting
12-09-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By treadtread

You could try some things at home too, I guess....

You could try some things at home too, I guess. Get your wife to drive behind you down the block and record your ride. If you are really sitting a bit to the right, maybe your legs are slightly...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,497
Posted By treadtread

My experience is the same as Andy's, right down...

My experience is the same as Andy's, right down to the rattle except for one thing - the zipper is still okay on mine. But I probably use my bike less than Andy - haven't commuted much since my son...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By treadtread

Why is the orange ball bruised in the front? Or...

Why is the orange ball bruised in the front? Or did it turn after the close call?
Forum: Commuting
12-09-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,031
Posted By treadtread

I don't think OP did anything wrong, in fact, he...

I don't think OP did anything wrong, in fact, he handled the conversation itself quite well. *And* he was not in the wrong for doing so, and did not show up in a bad light. That said, I wouldn't have...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By treadtread

At that price point, no appreciable difference....

At that price point, no appreciable difference. Just get the one that fits best and seems most comfortable to ride. E.g., the Giant Escape absolutely did not work for me, the Sirrus is very...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By treadtread

My Specialized Sirrus has sufficient clearance...

My Specialized Sirrus has sufficient clearance for panniers - I use the Topeak trunk bag + fold out panniers combo. Check out the Trek FX as well - a similar bike from any manufacturer should fit...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,641
Posted By treadtread

I don't understand the political reference, nor...

I don't understand the political reference, nor the reference to the paperboy story. Life isn't fair, and I don't think anyone is trying to say that it is. But sneering at those less fortunate and...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,564
Posted By treadtread

Ride the bike that you are more comfortable with....

Ride the bike that you are more comfortable with. In inclement weather, you want that bike, because it will be easier to stay safe. Personally, I'd use the bike with the brifters and leave the...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 12:40 PM
Forum: Commuting
11-10-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,483
Posted By treadtread

Lots of good comments in this thread. My two...

Lots of good comments in this thread. My two cents:
A lot of what your wife said is out of worry, focus on the worry and ignore the specifics. It is hard to be objective when emotional. Given the...
11-04-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By treadtread

Thanks for that recommendation. I'm planning to...

Thanks for that recommendation. I'm planning to wait till Black Friday anyway - all this research is ahead of time so I know what I'm looking for by then.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By treadtread

Whoosh :) I think what he meant was, it seemed...

Whoosh :) I think what he meant was, it seemed long when he started, and seems short now.
11-01-15, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By treadtread

Bike rack for 2012 VW Passat

I'm finally looking at buying a rack - my son can cycle well enough that we'd like to go further afield, but he isn't old enough to do door-to-door rides. I tried out the fit guide at Hollywood Racks...
10-31-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By treadtread

I'm looking at the Curt hitches, and the hitch...

I'm looking at the Curt hitches, and the hitch would be about 130, plus pin/clip/other parts that I haven't understood yet, as well as the rack itself - between $75 to $150. That is still more than...
10-31-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By treadtread

Trunk mounted rack for 2012 Volkswagen Passat

I'm finally looking at buying a rack - my son can cycle well enough that we'd like to go further afield, but he isn't old enough to do door-to-door rides. I tried out the fit guide at Hollywood...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By treadtread

Smallest ring in the back is the highest gear it...

Smallest ring in the back is the highest gear it can go, not the lowest. Try to get the chain on the smallest ring in the front and largest in the back.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By treadtread

+1 Look at bikes of the Specialized Sirrus,...

+1
Look at bikes of the Specialized Sirrus, Trek FX variety. Visit any local bike shops, all major manufacturers have bikes in this category. You'd end up spending about $400 - $500, but it will be...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,530
Posted By treadtread

Commuting on the bicycle takes me about 20...

Commuting on the bicycle takes me about 20 minutes (3.5 miles, averaging 10.5 miles with stop signs, lights etc.). Commuting in the car takes about 20 minutes (10 minutes to get out of the garage and...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,993
Posted By treadtread

My commute is small - I wouldn't want an ebike....

My commute is small - I wouldn't want an ebike. But if ebikes were more affordable, I can see my wife riding one, especially if it is setup to drop our son to school. So ebikes do have a place in...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By treadtread

Mountain bike shifters are cheap to replace,...

Mountain bike shifters are cheap to replace, especially on a beater. But that bike would be small for you.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By treadtread

How tall are you? See: TREK 730 Multitrack 21...

How tall are you? See: TREK 730 Multitrack 21 speeds (http://lawrence.craigslist.org/bik/5258939557.html) - offer $100 for it (I dunno about the price, in the SF Bay Area, $150 would be about right,...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,029
Posted By treadtread

http://troll.me/images/futurama-fry/ohhh-noo-its-t...

http://troll.me/images/futurama-fry/ohhh-noo-its-this-thread-again.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-04-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,662
Posted By treadtread

Looks like I'm going to be the opposing voice on...

Looks like I'm going to be the opposing voice on the forum today. If you take a 20% pay cut, and find out that the job doesn't suit you, or you need a change, then you are bargaining from the lower...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,954
Posted By treadtread

Can't you ride the bike from the office to the...

Can't you ride the bike from the office to the plant? You don't need to change to ride one mile.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,136
Posted By treadtread

You handled that well, I wouldn't manage to stay...

You handled that well, I wouldn't manage to stay that calm. Nice work and I'm glad you are okay!
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By treadtread

My rule is 4k on the current one :)

My rule is 4k on the current one :)
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By treadtread

I went through the same stage three years ago,...

I went through the same stage three years ago, and what I'd suggest is - don't bother. Riding regularly is the biggest upgrade you can do at this stage, and as you ride, you will start realizing what...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,758
Posted By treadtread

The only thing I have found on my commutes is a...

The only thing I have found on my commutes is a pedometer. I once saw a new soccer ball floating in a ditch, but the ditch water was really dirty and the ball was too far. Besides, I hoped that the...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,937
Posted By treadtread

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Hope you get...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Hope you get to id those kids in a police line up.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By treadtread

Oh ye of limited imagination, that is a tank of...

Oh ye of limited imagination, that is a tank of awesome!

.... we're both having slow work days, aren't we?
Forum: Commuting
07-29-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By treadtread

http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/gijoe-retaliation-cobra-special-forces-hiss-tank-image.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-28-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By treadtread

I'd love to commute in a tank!

I'd love to commute in a tank!
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,662
Posted By treadtread

I get a lot of polite drivers - what I do depends...

I get a lot of polite drivers - what I do depends on where I am and who else is there. If there are no other cars at the intersection, and I can see the driver well, and see that he is waving me...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-15, 03:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,996
Posted By treadtread

6 years and still running :)

6 years and still running :)
Forum: Commuting
07-12-15, 02:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,972
Posted By treadtread

Are you running stock tires? Trying out new tires...

Are you running stock tires? Trying out new tires is cheaper, and you can carry them over to a new bike should you still choose to upgrade.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,879
Posted By treadtread

I'm confused - I know what this thread was about...

I'm confused - I know what this thread was about when it started, but what are we discussing now?
Forum: Commuting
06-19-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,202
Posted By treadtread

I left my laptop in my car after dropping the car...

I left my laptop in my car after dropping the car at the garage, and realized it after I reached office. What should have been an easy 4 mile ride ended up a warm 12 mile ride and a late start to the...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By treadtread

Funny - I like the choice of videos :)

Funny - I like the choice of videos :)
Forum: Commuting
06-18-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,832
Posted By treadtread

I don't think this thread is necessary. Most of...

I don't think this thread is necessary. Most of us who frequent the commuting forum accept all bikes that commute. The photos in this thread would be equally acceptable in the regular photo thread....
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