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Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,404
Posted By SactoDoug

My previous job did not have a shower available. ...

My previous job did not have a shower available. I used a wash cloth and rubbing alcohol to freshen up. I would also bring a fresh set of work cloths to change into. My coworkers didn't know I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By SactoDoug

IMO, if you want to increase your cadence, the...

IMO, if you want to increase your cadence, the best thing you can do is get a bicycle computer with a cadence meter. Before you change out other components such as gears and crank arms, you should...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,732
Posted By SactoDoug

Your tires and wheel choice depends on your road...

Your tires and wheel choice depends on your road conditions. If you are going up and down steep hills, you might want some light wheels. If there is a lot of cross wind, you don't want deep dish...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,419
Posted By SactoDoug

I put my bike away for the winter when Daylight...

I put my bike away for the winter when Daylight Savings time hit. I don't trust the heavy traffic where I live to ride in the dark. I'll be back on my bikes in March or April. In between, I'll be...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,666
Posted By SactoDoug

You need better chain maintenance, not a stronger...

You need better chain maintenance, not a stronger chain. Get in the habit of cleaning and lubing your chain. Buying a chain wear checker (usually for less than $10) is also handy.

If you are short...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By SactoDoug

Make sure you have the correct crank length for...

Make sure you have the correct crank length for your leg length (inseam). I found this can make a big difference. Most bikes come with 170mm cranks which is for roughly for a 32" inseam. If your legs...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By SactoDoug

Good thing you were not hurt worse. I always...

Good thing you were not hurt worse. I always ride with glove just in case I crash. The padding on the palms can save some skin.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

You assume way too much and you take offense from...

You assume way too much and you take offense from your false assumptions. There is nothing material about my comment. I find your initial comments about it hillarious. It just so happens that I did...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

Sounds good. I am a cat person. Also, cats...

Sounds good. I am a cat person. Also, cats don't chase me or try to bte me. :beer:
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

rofl

rofl
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

Yes. It is just East of it.

Yes. It is just East of it.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

"Don't be jealous" is tough talk? LOL The...

"Don't be jealous" is tough talk? LOL The anti-hate speech laws in the UK is having its toll if that is tough talk.

If you don't understand how someone being a jerk and then immediately...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

https://youtu.be/w-SKheKCY4s

https://youtu.be/w-SKheKCY4s
Forum: Commuting
10-03-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By SactoDoug

Instant Karma Today

I was riding home. It rained a little and there was a bit of wind so the bike trail was wet, full of sticks and leaves. I was soaked and riding at a leisurely pace of about 16 mph with an occasional...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,407
Posted By SactoDoug

There still are a lot of people opposed to public...

There still are a lot of people opposed to public transportation and infrastructure. I don't think they have ever done the math. There are about 1.5 million people in my metropolitan area. About a...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,582
Posted By SactoDoug

Update on my setup. I got another flat on my...

Update on my setup. I got another flat on my rear Hutchinson Sector 28 tire two weeks ago. Something went through the patch that I had applied on the inside of the tire. I was able to plug the...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,407
Posted By SactoDoug

If they already own the land and are building the...

If they already own the land and are building the parking lot, it is too late. Just get used to it.

Also, that is probably a sign that your local governement has more plans for the area. It...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,544
Posted By SactoDoug

It happened to me a few times when I was learning...

It happened to me a few times when I was learning to ride clipped in. One thing that will help is to loosen the tension on the clips. Mine are very loose. So loose that I can clip in and out very...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By SactoDoug

E-bikes makes cycling more accessable to the...

E-bikes makes cycling more accessable to the general public. This is good in that it gets more amateurs to ride bikes. It is also bad because it gets more amateurs on bikes. It ends up that the...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 741
Posted By SactoDoug

You will hardly notice the weight difference from...

You will hardly notice the weight difference from one chain ring. You could switch to aluminum cranks and save just as much or more weight.

I recently switched from a 48/38/28 to a 46/36/26 with...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By SactoDoug

Congrats! That is a very nice setup your...

Congrats! That is a very nice setup your employer provided.

It is difficult to get people to ride bike to work, even here in California where we have good weather and decent bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,799
Posted By SactoDoug

Yes, leaning a bike against a shop window can...

Yes, leaning a bike against a shop window can damage it. Even if only rubberized parts are touching the window, someone might come by and accidentally bump the bike or run into it which could cause...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By SactoDoug

Try it one day on the weekend. That will give...

Try it one day on the weekend. That will give you an idea how long it will take and the effort. Bear in mind that the traffic will be lighter on the weekend but that should not affect your time too...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,582
Posted By SactoDoug

Do not tape the bead seat. It can prevent the...

Do not tape the bead seat. It can prevent the tire from sealing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuEiBSAKWLI
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,363
Posted By SactoDoug

Yellow Jacket! https://youtu.be/zXdVT8K_9Fw

Yellow Jacket!

https://youtu.be/zXdVT8K_9Fw
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By SactoDoug

A lot has to do with your work. How would your...

A lot has to do with your work. How would your boss handle it if you got a flat and were 30 minutes late? If they are OK with people having car trouble, why would they get upset if you had trouble...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,582
Posted By SactoDoug

I don't think that tubeless tires like sitting...

I don't think that tubeless tires like sitting around. My tires seal up best when I ride them daily. If they sit for a couple of days, they lose significantly more air than if I had rode them the...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,582
Posted By SactoDoug

Yes, I built the frame myself. It is based on the...

Yes, I built the frame myself. It is based on the Atomic Zombie High Roller. Those plans call for a steel frame but I decided to try 6061 Aluminum. There are pluses and minuses to building your own...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,192
Posted By SactoDoug

Stopping is easy. Apply brakes and put both feet...

Stopping is easy. Apply brakes and put both feet down. Starting is a little trickier but not hard once learned. My legs are just long enough to touch the ground and hold up the bike when I am at a...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,192
Posted By SactoDoug

My main commuter. I finished building it in...

My main commuter. I finished building it in 2014, it survived a minivan hitting me at 40 mph and is my favorite bike to ride.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,582
Posted By SactoDoug

There are a lot of very different bikes that fall...

There are a lot of very different bikes that fall under the re***bent umbrella. Re***bent is generic a term as a diamond frame bicycle is. Diamond frames can be mountain bikes, bmx, road bikes,...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,067
Posted By SactoDoug

I agree. Context or the conditions and way you...

I agree. Context or the conditions and way you are riding dictates whether a helmet is prudent or not. I would have not problem going helmetless if I am just cruising down the beach at 8 mph. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By SactoDoug

Welcome aboard! There are a lot of good...

Welcome aboard!

There are a lot of good suggestions by other people. I will not repreat them. I would just suggest not riding in your work pants. Over time the saddle will wear a hole into your...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By SactoDoug

I hate salmon riders. I make it a point to pass...

I hate salmon riders. I make it a point to pass them on the side opposite of the traffic to see how they like being pushed into the traffic lane. I have had to stop a couple of times and wait for...
08-12-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By SactoDoug

Try two layers of tape on the rims. A single...

Try two layers of tape on the rims. A single layer should be OK at 60 psi but if you hit a big bump, it might not be. If it is leaking at the valve, you can put a piece of tape over the valve to...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,363
Posted By SactoDoug

I saw some jack rabbits and turkeys in the...

I saw some jack rabbits and turkeys in the morning.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/o5F0LxW8cIY
Forum: Commuting
08-10-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,228
Posted By SactoDoug

I have not seen him the rest of the week. In...

I have not seen him the rest of the week. In fact, I have not seen many people on the road this week. It must be all the smoke in the air.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,228
Posted By SactoDoug

Wheel Sucker Rant

I ride about 10 miles on a dedicated bike path every day, 5 miles each way. About twice a week I run into this guy on the bike trail. I end up passing him since he is cruising at about 19 mph and I...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,582
Posted By SactoDoug

I am trying tubeless for this commuting season. I...

I am trying tubeless for this commuting season. I ride 23 miles a day to and from work and I am riding 5 days a week.


My set up:

Re***bent bicycle

Hutchinson Sector 28 tires 75 psi front,...
10-25-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By SactoDoug

Conflicting Tubeless Rim Tape Sizes

I am going tubeless for the first time. I bought a SRAM tape and valve kit and did not like the tape. There were manufacturing problems with the tape where it had tears at random spots so I ended...
08-31-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,271
Posted By SactoDoug

Just tell them you are trans-gender and that the...

Just tell them you are trans-gender and that the pack is your purse. If they have a problem with it, demand to speak to the store manager.
08-24-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By SactoDoug

My re***bent is looking better every day.

My re***bent is looking better every day.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,803
Posted By SactoDoug

I use either. It depends on the situation. If...

I use either. It depends on the situation. If the traffic is slow or stopped, I am on the hoods because I can see better and I am higher so more visible to drivers. I also get on the hoods when I...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,678
Posted By SactoDoug

I don't use a horn or bell. I just say, "good...

I don't use a horn or bell. I just say, "good morning", or, "good afternoon", to announce my presence.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,141
Posted By SactoDoug

You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel.

You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By SactoDoug

You can get Army surplus Gortex coat and pants...

You can get Army surplus Gortex coat and pants for about $80. They are very water resistant and breath relatively well. The drawback is that you will also need a high visibility vest or other items...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By SactoDoug

Have you thought about a triple? A 28/38/48...

Have you thought about a triple? A 28/38/48 might be right for you since you probably will be in the 38 most of the time.

I am in the habit of going from my 50 ring to my 34 at traffic stops then...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By SactoDoug

Part of the solution for deliver vehicles might...

Part of the solution for deliver vehicles might be a local code change. Local governments could require all businesses to have parking spaces designated for delivery vehicles only and issue parking...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By SactoDoug

Those are both bad. I believe part of the...

Those are both bad. I believe part of the solution is that they should make bike lanes too small to park in. Make them 5' across or less so that if a car tries to park in them, they will still be...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By SactoDoug

I didn't say there was anything wrong with what...

I didn't say there was anything wrong with what they are doing. If they get there first, they block it as they turn. If I get there first, I am in the lane and they have to wait unless I move out...
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