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Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,238
Posted By bcarter6

without wind (head or back) my computer says my...

without wind (head or back) my computer says my trip is around 13mph, but I have a dozen stoplights. I know this slows my total speed down a lot because 13mph is my speed when i'm going up some of...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By bcarter6

I have the Trail Rat (actually, trail rat 2.0,...

I have the Trail Rat (actually, trail rat 2.0, but I have no clue what the difference is). I ride in the city, or just outside of the city, so I don't need much of a light to see at night, I am more...
05-21-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By bcarter6

Road morph - I can get to 100psi fairly easily,...

Road morph - I can get to 100psi fairly easily, and I like that it has a hose on it so I don't break the presta valve.

I have used CO2 cartridges in the past, but then one day I blew two of them...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By bcarter6

Got laid off twice last year. Decided I would...

Got laid off twice last year. Decided I would wait out the rest of this recession getting another master's degree, maybe a Ph.D. Getting laid off twice in six months was just too much for me, its...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By bcarter6

If you are mostly interested in flat protection,...

If you are mostly interested in flat protection, go with the Bontragers, they are about as flat proof as you can get. I am currently riding on gatorskins, but I wish I had stuck with the HCs. My...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By bcarter6

I didn't notice so much of a performance...

I didn't notice so much of a performance difference when I switched to clipless, I'm sure I got some, but it definitely was not dramatic. However, I find clipless pedals much more comfortable, more...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By bcarter6

We've just had our first 90+ degree days, but...

We've just had our first 90+ degree days, but usually its in the mid-80s which is nice. Here in Georgia, the hotter it gets, the more humid it gets. As bad as it is in the winter pedaling into a...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By bcarter6

+1 for the 4-seasons, I never had a flat with...

+1 for the 4-seasons, I never had a flat with mine and they were great to ride on, although I don't think that the gatorskins are quite as tough. I really like mine, but I do get flats occasionally....
05-08-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By bcarter6

There is also these: ...

There is also these:

http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Bicycle-Drop-Ends-Black/dp/B0013G6PB8/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_3

I converted my Trek 7.6fx. It was easy, but definitely not cheap, I don't want to...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By bcarter6

I never pay attention to it, although I feel that...

I never pay attention to it, although I feel that I should. I just can't muster up the energy to care. I tell myself that the harm I am doing to my lungs breathing is counteracted by the exercise I...
05-05-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,722
Posted By bcarter6

Went out to my car one day and found that the...

Went out to my car one day and found that the brakes had gone out, I had to drive home with the emergency brake. I had money to fix it, but I was really annoyed that my functioning was dependent on...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,322
Posted By bcarter6

I recently got some Ultegra 10sp/triple brifters...

I recently got some Ultegra 10sp/triple brifters from nashbar for $150, I'm not sure if they still have them at that price, but they were selling for less than Tiagra :)
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By bcarter6

You're awesome! Thank you! I will keep this in...

You're awesome! Thank you! I will keep this in mind when these wear out or I get frustrated, but I think the tire liners have done a good job so far :)

Thanks again!
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By bcarter6

Really? I haven't been able to find any. Do you...

Really? I haven't been able to find any. Do you know where I could get some?
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By bcarter6

your point?

your point?
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By bcarter6

Yes, they are inflated, at 100psi, riding in...

Yes, they are inflated, at 100psi, riding in downtown Atlanta. Just little slivers of things here in there, small enough that I haven't been able to see marks in the tire. One once did something...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By bcarter6

700x28 ultra gatorskins, and they are new (~400...

700x28 ultra gatorskins, and they are new (~400 miles) and about half a dozen flats. I put some tire liners in them and went a few weeks before I got a flat that I totally deserved... I saw that...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,678
Posted By bcarter6

You may be better off, although for me, it was...

You may be better off, although for me, it was cheaper to rebuild than it was to buy a bike that I want (although I have not found anything that would be like what I have now, and this is what I...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,504
Posted By bcarter6

6 miles, about 25 minutes... This week my...

6 miles, about 25 minutes...

This week my girlfriend has commuted with me a couple days, so that six miles takes nearly an hour, hehehe.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 04:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,678
Posted By bcarter6

I'm with sixty-fiver. This is my 7.6fx after I...

I'm with sixty-fiver. This is my 7.6fx after I rebuilt it (picture is not as good as yours). It is really wonderful bike, and an absolute joy to ride, but it was rather expensive to get it this way.
Forum: Introductions
04-30-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By bcarter6

Where abouts do you work? I commute from Decatur...

Where abouts do you work? I commute from Decatur to downtown atlanta everyday, we may be passing each other.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,127
Posted By bcarter6

cut your hair really short. or.... ...

cut your hair really short.

or....

stick your head under a sink when you get to where you are going and bring a small towel to dry off.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,522
Posted By bcarter6

I never had a flat on those, and I wish I still...

I never had a flat on those, and I wish I still had them on my 7.6fx. I changed the 28mm ones out for 23 conti 4-seasons, and threw the bontragers away. Big mistake. I really liked the contis, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,315
Posted By bcarter6

lol!

lol!
Forum: Commuting
04-28-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,315
Posted By bcarter6

I love my road morph. I had been using CO2 until...

I love my road morph. I had been using CO2 until I ran out of them after a month of many flats (after a year with none). So I had been out of cartridges for about a week when I got down to REI to...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By bcarter6

hehe, that's pretty much my daily commute :P

hehe, that's pretty much my daily commute :P
04-24-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By bcarter6

I use specialized tubes mostly (or novara tubes...

I use specialized tubes mostly (or novara tubes if I happen to be at REI when I need some). I don't have any complaints about them. But I haven't had complaints about any other brand of tube...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By bcarter6

Yes, it is the 2008 version. The only thing left...

Yes, it is the 2008 version. The only thing left stock on it now is the frame though, everything else has been changed. Oh well.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By bcarter6

Believe it or not, this bike is a trek 7.6, so...

Believe it or not, this bike is a trek 7.6, so you can pretty much add anything to it. This was my first bike as an adult, and I explained my needs to the bike salesman and the fx series is what he...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By bcarter6

It happens on my bike around 40mph, which is a...

It happens on my bike around 40mph, which is a bad speed for it to happen because it scares the crap out of me. I think it is due to a natural vibration in the bike. Try gripping the top tube with...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By bcarter6

I'm paranoid about using my iphone when...

I'm paranoid about using my iphone when commuting. I did it for a little while, but I just worried I would drop it, and I do love my iphone so....

I ended up buying one of those new shuffles. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By bcarter6

Same, if I'm too sick to ride, I need to call in....

Same, if I'm too sick to ride, I need to call in. I was sick about a month ago with a bad cold for a week. Only one of those days I had to call in. But the rest of the days I rode.

I think it...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By bcarter6

My commute is fairly hilly and about 7 miles and...

My commute is fairly hilly and about 7 miles and takes me between 20-30 minutes depending on traffic and wind, longer if I am tired and lazy.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,255
Posted By bcarter6

This is a tad out of your price range, but I...

This is a tad out of your price range, but I think these are really great shoes. They are actually comfortable to walk in (I maybe walk a half mile in them a day, so I'm not saying they are comfy...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,789
Posted By bcarter6

I ride rain or shine. I have a pair of rain...

I ride rain or shine. I have a pair of rain pants and a rain coat which keep me marginally dry. I figure as long as I can keep most of my skin dry, I'm not all that miserable. But my...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,608
Posted By bcarter6

Or states :P Sorry, I couldn't resist, even...

Or states :P

Sorry, I couldn't resist, even though I agree with you. Atlanta is designed to perpetuate it too. I moved to Decatur about a year ago (from Cobb Co.) and it is nice to live in a...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,392
Posted By bcarter6

I commute year round, regular temps can range...

I commute year round, regular temps can range from high teens to over 100 depending on the time of year. Winter is usually low-twenties when I'm out in the morning, spring and fall are up in the...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By bcarter6

You should shoot for a consistent cadence of...

You should shoot for a consistent cadence of around 90rpm. Spinning fast without too much resistance is the best way to go, otherwise you'll wreck your knees. You will get plenty of exercise that...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By bcarter6

I have some M540 and they are fine, easy enough...

I have some M540 and they are fine, easy enough to get in and out of, they seem as sturdy as they can be. You will be able to dial in the tension to suit your fancy, either easy in and easy out, or...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By bcarter6

Well, if you come up N Decatur from Emory you...

Well, if you come up N Decatur from Emory you will eventually hit downtown Decatur. From there you can pick up the bike trail that will take you all the way to stone mountain (about a 15mi ride from...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,075
Posted By bcarter6

I have a black B17 and it has never once bled...

I have a black B17 and it has never once bled color onto my clothes, not when it was brand new, not when I ride in the rain, not ever.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,807
Posted By bcarter6

I'm not sure I know what the isozone monostay is,...

I'm not sure I know what the isozone monostay is, hehe. But I am not really bothered by road vibration on my 7.6. I've ridden some really rough aluminum bikes, and some very smooth steel bikes, and...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By bcarter6

I helped do a lit review for a project here in...

I helped do a lit review for a project here in Atlanta recently and I found a lot of sources. If you PM me your e-mail address I'll e-mail you the works cited page.
04-08-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,564
Posted By bcarter6

Hey, not to hijack the thread, but this sorta...

Hey, not to hijack the thread, but this sorta fits. Anyone use presta extenders? Topeak makes one I think i am gong to get a couple. The LBS near me doesn't sell presta tubes with valves long...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,807
Posted By bcarter6

I have a 7.6, and no, it isn't full carbon, only...

I have a 7.6, and no, it isn't full carbon, only the fork and rear stays (and seat post). Did you get the new version (2009)? I think the 2008/2009 versions are a little different, they changed the...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,243
Posted By bcarter6

There are a number of shoes that are fine for...

There are a number of shoes that are fine for walking, although I haven't found any yet that I would want to walk a long distance, but just getting around the office is no big deal.

This is what...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,240
Posted By bcarter6

Right at 20lbs with nothing loaded on it. A...

Right at 20lbs with nothing loaded on it. A little more with the rack and seat back filled with tubes/tools, etc. A lot more with the panniers.
04-05-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By bcarter6

It will be just fine. I'm running a 20/25 tube...

It will be just fine. I'm running a 20/25 tube in my 28s now with no problems.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By bcarter6

I've had really good luck with Novara (REI brand)...

I've had really good luck with Novara (REI brand) tubes. They are very cheap. I've only had a few flats and they've all been punctures. I don't really have problems with excessive leaking or any...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By bcarter6

Presta valves break, there's really not much that...

Presta valves break, there's really not much that can be done about it. Well, that's not quite true, you can be really careful everytime you pump it up. But if you are like me, you'll be careful...
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