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Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By The Scotsman

I agree with your comments, going the same route...

I agree with your comments, going the same route didn't make me feel any stronger even after three years and 10000 miles, as the legs get used to it, I tried varying my route for two days a week...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By The Scotsman

Thanks! I was hoping for 2 or 3 weeks! That would...

Thanks! I was hoping for 2 or 3 weeks! That would be ok,
Been falling asleep in front of Tv! a tell tale sign of being tired out, could also be from moving house too. I have noticed that I have...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By The Scotsman

Well done on making a start, It is well worth it,...

Well done on making a start, It is well worth it, My wife says it is the only thing I have stuck with for so long and she is very happy about it.
Just keep going and you will feel the benefits.
If...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By The Scotsman

Thanks! It is the best form of exercise for me,...

Thanks! It is the best form of exercise for me, it serves a purpose getting me to work, keeping me fit and also saves money! can't get better than that, just at the moment feel very tired from the...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By The Scotsman

How long recovery on new route?

Just wondering if anyone has changed their commute recently and had muscle tiredness in quads and feeling more exhausted, and how long does the aching take to subside?
A bit background, I am 48...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

No, I was only joking!! you actually have a valid...

No, I was only joking!! you actually have a valid point, although every time i have had someone in front of me it has been a road bike, and others I see on a mountain bike I either keep the pace or...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

Nice website, I will save this for later, thnks.

Nice website, I will save this for later, thnks.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-13, 03:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

Ouch that hurt!

Ouch that hurt!
Forum: Commuting
02-19-13, 02:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

Well, this morning on way to work I seen...

Well, this morning on way to work I seen something that convinced me of what everyone here has been saying about the efficiency of a road bike,
I was going up a reasonable incline and one cyclist...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

Thanks for your comments, i will check them out

Thanks for your comments, i will check them out
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

If I was considering a road bike, anything I...

If I was considering a road bike, anything I should avoid? I have no idea what to buy, but also not in position to spend a load of money, mid range. e.g how many gears, considering i will be riding...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

That is a possibility, I could try out a road...

That is a possibility, I could try out a road bike and see how it feels, how would they be up hills, the gearing is a bit different isn't it?
Forum: Commuting
02-18-13, 03:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,623
Posted By The Scotsman

New Bike make a difference?

Just need some suggestions, I have been cycling to work for 3 years now, 12 miles a day, I have a mountain bike alluminum frame, 24 speed, and 26" by 1.5 marathon tires, So far it has been good to...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

So would you say that getting a studded front...

So would you say that getting a studded front tire is adequate enough to deal with the ice?
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

Has anyone tried the Schwalbe Snow stud tires?...

Has anyone tried the Schwalbe Snow stud tires? just wondering if they were any good as the price is a bit cheaper.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

Looks like Marathon winters are the winner! I...

Looks like Marathon winters are the winner! I will look and see what price i can get them for.
Thanks for the feedback, weather crazy here, it was -3 deg c (26 F) this morning, and while it was...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

Looks like Marathon winters are the winner! I...

Looks like Marathon winters are the winner! I will look and see what price i can get them for.
Thanks for the feedback, weather crazy here, it was -3 deg c (26 F) this morning, and while it was...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

I can imagine where you are it gets a lot colder...

I can imagine where you are it gets a lot colder than in England, i wish it would either be extremely cold for a month or two or mild, having it vary is a nightmare.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

I was watching a youtube clip of how someone made...

I was watching a youtube clip of how someone made something similar, I have found some schwalbe snowstud tyres for 52 delivered, the only thing that makes me hesitant is the studs falling off as...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-12, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

I like the idea of getting a winter bike, I got...

I like the idea of getting a winter bike, I got rid of an old mountain bike my son had used, wish i had kept it now!
Thanks for the suggestions
Forum: Commuting
12-11-12, 02:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By The Scotsman

Winter tires?

Just need a bit of advice on tires for winter
I have been cycling for two and a half years now, I commute 60 miles to work a week on mostly road, but certain sections because of traffic I have to...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-12, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

Bored117(CA)__________________2377.3 (2888.0...

Bored117(CA)__________________2377.3 (2888.0 total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____________ 2050 (2781 total)
silk (BC/CAN)__________________1973
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120) ...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120)
Bored117(CA)__________________2190.6 (2701.3 total)
silk (BC/CAN)__________________1973
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____________ 1965 (2603 total)
augustgarage...
03-26-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

Replaced chain and cassette, took a whole 10-15...

Replaced chain and cassette, took a whole 10-15 minutes! What a difference! the chain was stretched by about 1/2 inch! Still waiting for the front chain rings to replace and it will be like new.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

Bored117(ca)__________2010.4 (2521.1total) ...

Bored117(ca)__________2010.4 (2521.1total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)___1848 (2614)
jeffpoulin (fr/ch)________ 1783 (2307 total)
silk (bc/can)___________1563
augustgarage (CA) ______ 1558 (2695.3 total)...
03-22-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

Appreciate the help, but I ordered all the parts...

Appreciate the help, but I ordered all the parts on the internet and will try and do it by myself on the weekend. But I might look around after and see if I can find a shop that has a quick...
03-22-12, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

I can see you have a lot of business sense, I...

I can see you have a lot of business sense, I wish I had a shop nearby like that, I would not hesitate to go there.
Unfortunately the shop that has a good reputation does not, It seems to be the...
03-21-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

I agree! But in fairness to them, they said they...

I agree! But in fairness to them, they said they work on a queue system, no jumping to the front if the queue, but I can't wait that long, I commute 10 miles to work and back each day, must find...
03-21-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

yeah! I think after the mileage it has done, it...

yeah! I think after the mileage it has done, it deserves a new drive train. It has been good to me..
03-21-12, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

Have had a closer look and after ordering all the...

Have had a closer look and after ordering all the parts to change the cassette, realized that the main problem was the front chain set, It was slipping off the weld which holds the chains together,...
03-19-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

Have bit the bullet and bought new cassette as...

Have bit the bullet and bought new cassette as well as chain and the gear to change it.
Hope this will resolve the problem, whichever way, it appears it is long overdue!
Thanks for all the...
03-19-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

Thanks for the feedback, I have checked the...

Thanks for the feedback, I have checked the derailleur adjustment and checked housing, Have just ordered new chain, but i will also look at replacing Cassette too.
thanks!
03-19-12, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By The Scotsman

Time for new Cassette and Chain?

I have a 24 speed mountain bike and for the last week I have noticed that when pulling off on a slight incline my chain is slipping, I have maintained the bike by lubing it every 300 to 400 miles and...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

MNBikeCommuter (MN)___1848 (2614) ...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)___1848 (2614)
Bored117(ca)__________1806.7 (2242.31 total)
jeffpoulin (fr/ch)________ 1613 (2073 total)
silk (bc/can)___________1563
tarwheel (nc) __________ 1312 (1882 total)...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

Bored117(ca)__________1655 (2090.61 total) ...

Bored117(ca)__________1655 (2090.61 total)
mnbikecommuter (mn)___1616 (2324)
silk (bc/can)__________1563
jeffpoulin (fr/ch)_______1421 (1843 total)
augustgarage (ca)______1305.3 (2306.6 total)...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

Bored117(CA)__________1401.0 (1691.43 total) ...

Bored117(CA)__________1401.0 (1691.43 total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)___1317 (1808)
Silk (BC/CAN)__________1265
augustgarage (CA)______1181.1 (2020.3 total)
hiyer1 (VA/DC)_________1162 (166/week)...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

Bored117(CA)_________751.1 (892.3 total) ...

Bored117(CA)_________751.1 (892.3 total)
Aboatguy_____________669.49 (825 total)aka 223 (275 total) leagues
augustgarage (CA)_____642.3 (1097.5 total) aka 1033.68 (1766.26 total) "surrender monkey...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 49,155
Posted By The Scotsman

Bored117(CA)_________551.2 (636.8 total) ...

Bored117(CA)_________551.2 (636.8 total)
augustgarage (CA)_____515.2 (908.6 total)
Aboatguy_____________424.28 (424.28 total)miles not surrender monkey KMs
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)______403.5 (511.4...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120
buzzbee (CA)________________7033
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
MNBikeCommuter...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-11, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)________________7748 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7748
buzzbee (CA)________________6732
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)________________7376 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7376
buzzbee (CA)________________6277
dschue5 (MN)________________6018 (10,282 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5602 (8491 total)
bored117...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6632 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6632
buzzbee (CA)________________5595
dschue5 (MN)________________5383 (9357 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5330 (8074 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________5230.2...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6446 dschue5...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6446
dschue5 (MN)________________5383 (9357 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________5230.2
buzzbee (CA)________________5206
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5173 (7879 total)...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-11, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6260 bored117...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6260
bored117 (CA)_______________5230.2
buzzbee (CA)________________5206
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 4995 (7654 total)
dschue5 (MN)________________4585 (8200 total)...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-11, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6074 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________6074
buzzbee (CA)________________5206
bored117 (CA)_______________4972.6
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 4819 (7386 total)
dschue5 (MN)_______________4585 (8200 total)...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________5330 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________5330
buzzbee (CA)________________4271
bored117 (CA)_______________4227.5
dschue5 (MN)_______________3920 (7133 total)
consularrider (VA)____________3917 (6854 total)...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________5330 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________5330
buzzbee (CA)________________4271
bored117 (CA)_______________4227.5
dschue5 (MN)_______________3920 (7133 total)
consularrider (VA)____________3917 (6854 total)...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-11, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

silk (BC,CAN)_______________5144 bored117...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________5144
bored117 (CA)_______________4049.5
consularrider (VA)____________3917 (6854 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 3800 (5812 total)
buzzbee...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,234
Posted By The Scotsman

consularrider (VA)____________3917 (6854 total) ...

consularrider (VA)____________3917 (6854 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________3875.5
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 3800 (5812 total)
buzzbee (CA)________________3647
jdgesus...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By The Scotsman

lots of good comments here, One person I read...

lots of good comments here, One person I read about said that Van Halens "Panama" is good for timing the revs.
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