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08-12-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,811
Posted By soze

Your 500-lumen blaster is aimed so that you can...

Your 500-lumen blaster is aimed so that you can see, downward at the road. Your tiny "be seen" blinky is inconsequential.

Seriously, someone using the light of the sun to "be seen" endangers me...
08-12-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,811
Posted By soze

As a driver and a cyclist, I sure do love having...

As a driver and a cyclist, I sure do love having 500 lumens blinked at me. I wasn't using that night vision for anything.

I can't decide if I dislike people who use front blinkies more or less...
08-10-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,697
Posted By soze

corrado: I pinged their Twitter account a couple...

corrado: I pinged their Twitter account a couple weeks back, got nada. Guess they're email only types?
Gareth: Thanks! I didn't realize CETMA uses P-clips. I guess it just "looked" hinky to me. ...
08-09-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,697
Posted By soze

Mounting Surly 8-/24-pack Rack w/ no crown eyelets?

*exits lurk mode*

Aloha all,

I've become infatuated with Surly's newish 8- and 24-pack front racks. However, my venerable Cross-check only has mid-fork eyelets, no crown eyelets, for mounting....
Forum: Touring
08-23-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By soze

My husband rolls with a Marathon tire on his Bob...

My husband rolls with a Marathon tire on his Bob trailer, ~30mi/wk through a variety of truly high-quality Boston streets. Never a flat yet! He previously had a Kenda tire, and let me tell you how...
08-23-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By soze

SKS Longboard 45mm's. Know them, love them. ...

SKS Longboard 45mm's. Know them, love them.

I've ridden the larger 55's through two nasty Boston winters and they simply don't care about gravel or road grit or any other nastiness. I downsized...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By soze

If throwing your weight back isn't sufficient,...

If throwing your weight back isn't sufficient, you might want to check out installing a cyclocross lever where you can get better leverage, or if you're feeling spendy, Paul Components makes a tiny...
05-02-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By soze

I have the Cambium as well, and I prefer to ride...

I have the Cambium as well, and I prefer to ride it without a chamois. You're not weird at all, you've just found a saddle that's superbly comfortable for your anatomy and style! :)
04-19-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By soze

Don't be afraid to just hop on the bike "to turn...

Don't be afraid to just hop on the bike "to turn the pedals", as it were. If it's crappy out, go ahead and throw it on the trainer without your cadence sensor or any of that stuff, and no targets. ...
Replies: 53
Views: 8,044
Posted By soze

Just wanted to update on my setup. I use a...

Just wanted to update on my setup. I use a Problem Solver 1 -> 2 converter, and set up a pair of Paul MiniMoto brakes on my 'cross frame. Holy braking power, Batman! One-finger stopping is here.
02-20-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By soze

For those below 10*F days here in Boston I've...

For those below 10*F days here in Boston I've taken to wearing AmFibs with an Ibex wool layer underneath. Fantastic, though they're a pain to get on just right.

Wore two pairs of wool tights...
02-15-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By soze

Once upon a time I wore out a Timbuk2 a year. ...

Once upon a time I wore out a Timbuk2 a year. Now I ride either Reload messenger bags (I wore my first out after 9 years, was so impressed I went right back and had them magic me up a new one!) or...
Replies: 53
Views: 8,044
Posted By soze

In the same boat here, I run both brakes off of...

In the same boat here, I run both brakes off of my right hand using the Problem Solvers thingamajigger because I lost grip strength in my left hand due to a nasty wrist break and surgery. I'm using...
05-09-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,141
Posted By soze

Bike shops *can* suck, but do not always do so. ...

Bike shops *can* suck, but do not always do so. When my husband and I moved to Boston and began interviewing bike shops, we did so together. If I asked a question, and the salesperson answered to...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By soze

I'm a huge Ibex wool fan, honest! The moisture...

I'm a huge Ibex wool fan, honest! The moisture is the main concern, as I can layer all day and night with the all-season wardrobe I've built up.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By soze

Showers Pass Convertible Pants?

I'm refusing to acknowledge winter any more and am planning forward to spring.

My Marmot soft shell pants are unsuitable for warmer weather rain repellence, and I no long have a place to let my...
02-23-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,437
Posted By soze

If I recall correctly they're from Taiwan. Same...

If I recall correctly they're from Taiwan. Same generic aluminum frame that gets rebadged about a million different names.

Lots of different, quality frames are made there. Even some Rivendell...
02-23-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,437
Posted By soze

I built one up for my husband, it lasted for...

I built one up for my husband, it lasted for years. Perfectly decent aluminum frame, and the decals scrape off with a hair dryer and a credit card.
01-12-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By soze

Peter White says you're fine, as long as you're...

Peter White says you're fine, as long as you're not completely tear-assing around.

I've run my Hakka's on similar ground for several seasons. It's the same as running studs on a car; you have...
01-12-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By soze

I've got one by Abus zip-tied to the front of my...

I've got one by Abus zip-tied to the front of my bike; my front wheel is a solid axle so I can't put a Pitlock through it. I'll usually throw the Dutch lock and then put a U-lock through my rear...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,830
Posted By soze

I have a Fitbit Flex. It works for me; I need a...

I have a Fitbit Flex. It works for me; I need a rough calorie estimation to make sure I eat enough, I need to know if I'm sleeping enough, and I want to know how much of a ****** I've been over the...
12-21-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By soze

With 35's it might be doable if I dumped psi...

With 35's it might be doable if I dumped psi out... that nasty postholed section is like 0.25mi of a commute otherwise made on mostly plowed streets. I don't want to deal with squishy tires for one...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,003
Posted By soze

They are seriously fantastic, and nice people to...

They are seriously fantastic, and nice people to work with to boot! :)
12-21-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By soze

See, this is my argument as to why *I* need a...

See, this is my argument as to why *I* need a Moonlander, but husband says "nooooo, we can't fit it with the rest of the bikes/Bob trailer/etc." :(
12-21-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By soze

Ibex wool cap, Ibex wool hoodie under a regular...

Ibex wool cap, Ibex wool hoodie under a regular summer bike helmet. I was warm down to 10*F + windchill this past week here in Boston, and I'm usually a freakin' lizard.

I don't usually say this...
12-21-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By soze

Hakkapeliitta W106 700x35's. Fifth season, and...

Hakkapeliitta W106 700x35's. Fifth season, and they're still going strong. If they can't cut down through it to pavement, I would be portaging the bike regardless.

They do wander a bit too much...
12-18-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By soze

My Hakkas do the job on road ice, but they're no...

My Hakkas do the job on road ice, but they're no contest on postholed, remelted, iced-over paths. Which sucks, because it adds either a 0.25mi portage or a 3mi workaround to my commute (yes,...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By soze

Just got a Tubus Logo recently myself. Strong,...

Just got a Tubus Logo recently myself. Strong, decent-looking, and best of all, it doesn't rattle! :D
Forum: Commuting
12-17-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,823
Posted By soze

I just scored a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammers (the...

I just scored a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammers (the retail gods have smiled upon me), in time for some rather nasty winter storms here. Absolutely fantastic, and miles above using straps/platforms with...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,311
Posted By soze

Cable lock to a guy named Tony who wears a pinky...

Cable lock to a guy named Tony who wears a pinky ring.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,003
Posted By soze

While I commute with panniers now due to the...

While I commute with panniers now due to the amount of crap I carry, I swear by my beloved Reload mess bag. 8 years old now, and it has been on my back through all seasons in upstate NY and Boston. ...
12-17-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By soze

And just to support the "best to be safe" voices,...

And just to support the "best to be safe" voices, btw, I also chose to take the T rather than ride through 1"+/hr here in Boston this evening. There's HTFU and then there's "I gotta be able to go to...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By soze

I just started using a pair of Ortlieb back...

I just started using a pair of Ortlieb back rollers for commuting myself... the mechanism for attaching to the rack itself Just Works. It's fantastic.

So far, the snow/salt season has not...
Forum: Touring
12-13-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By soze

I can vouch for Voltaic's awesomeness. Husband...

I can vouch for Voltaic's awesomeness. Husband got me the 4W charger and the V39 battery pack. Worth the dosh, it's tough and efficient. I start the battery on a full charge from a wall socket and...
12-13-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By soze

Chunder, that beat-up floury kind of snow on the...

Chunder, that beat-up floury kind of snow on the road, is annoying as heck.

Be zen and trust in your balance. Pilot with your momentum, and don't panic when your bike seems to be moving forward...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By soze

I roll W106's on Salsa Delgado's. They stretch...

I roll W106's on Salsa Delgado's. They stretch out to be more pliable, honest!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,298
Posted By soze

It's a fun little thing that encourages me to...

It's a fun little thing that encourages me to ride different parts of the city. People who are ******bags about Strava are probably the same guys sandbagging local races.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By soze

Surly frames are sturdy and will treat you well. ...

Surly frames are sturdy and will treat you well. The LHT will be slack and very comfortable for long riding. If you want a little sprightlier still with plenty of rack/fender/whatever eyelets, go...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By soze

I knew the poster would be from Boston before I...

I knew the poster would be from Boston before I opened the thread. Hiya, neighbor! :)

To explain, Dunk's around here is apparently not about "drinking coffee" as us outsiders would have assumed....
01-01-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By soze

Most of US bike culture has a testosterone-laden...

Most of US bike culture has a testosterone-laden treehouse mentality built around it. It's filthy, smelly, dangerous, low-paying work with no long-term payoff (I don't list it on my resume; I should...
12-16-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By soze

Get thee to a Maaco!

Get thee to a Maaco!
12-16-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,472
Posted By soze

I have stretched ear lobe piercings. I break out...

I have stretched ear lobe piercings. I break out the Canadian earflap toque the moment it hits 40F. Wind chill is a *****.
12-16-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By soze

I shredded my ACL many moons ago on my snowboard,...

I shredded my ACL many moons ago on my snowboard, repaired by an orthopaedic who invented an artificial knee. It held for three years then popped again with some patellal damage when I was playing...
12-16-09, 04:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,633
Posted By soze

I go to Soma when I can't find what I'm looking...

I go to Soma when I can't find what I'm looking for from Salsa. Perfectly serviceable, acceptably soze-proof.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-09, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By soze

Just thought I'd add another voice here. I have...

Just thought I'd add another voice here. I have Campy Centaur brifters pulling on a set of Tektro Oryx canti's on my Cross-check. You won't miss road calipers much at all, they pull plenty of cable...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,342
Posted By soze

I was out there in last year's nasty December ice...

I was out there in last year's nasty December ice storm in upstate New York. Snow studs FTW.
12-01-09, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,329
Posted By soze

I am still in desperate love with Pearl Izumi's...

I am still in desperate love with Pearl Izumi's AmFib tights. Get them a size large and you can stuff other pairs of tights or base layers underneath.

This year I'm trying out a pair of Terry...
12-01-09, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By soze

I save them for 0F and lower temperatures, when...

I save them for 0F and lower temperatures, when the lack of peripheral vision is more than made up for by my eyes not freezing open or shut. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,296
Posted By soze

Some of us carry "bags", holding devices in which...

Some of us carry "bags", holding devices in which we can put "a change of clothes".
Forum: Commuting
12-28-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,536
Posted By soze

Because I got doored on my Steamroller a few...

Because I got doored on my Steamroller a few years ago and rolled away just fine

Because I got hit by a Chevy truck on my Cross-check this month and rolled away just fine

They're sturdy and...
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