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09-03-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By ews

Out of the loop . . . where do we get magicshine battery replacements these days?

I stupidly left my battery pack on my bike recently and it disappeared. I see that Geo Man Gear went out of business a year or so ago and it doesn't look like I can order directly from Magicshine....
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By ews

Shower options in Chicago Loop other than McDonald's Cycle Center?

I'm in a new building that doesnt' have a shower and I'm kind of freaking out. Any ideas? Southwest loop is best, hence that's why I'm not interested in Millenium Park. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
05-30-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,450
Posted By ews

That bike is beautiful. Where'd you get the...

That bike is beautiful. Where'd you get the chrome seat post, spacers, stem and brown leather handlebar tape? How much did you pay? I'd like to make those mods to my bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,457
Posted By ews

What fenders are people using these days (Crosscheck/700X32)?

I have a Crosscheck and am getting ready to switch from the 25s to 32s for the winter. Never have used fenders on this bike but I'm going to get some this year. The other thread I've seen suggest the...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By ews

Gold bond :)

Gold bond :)
08-01-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,740
Posted By ews

I hate to be dense, but I still don't understand...

I hate to be dense, but I still don't understand this. How would I be able to tell that the saddle is ruined? I ride it everyday. It seems soft lately, and I was thinking about re-tensioning (I...
04-20-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,225
Posted By ews

Got the recall letter today. Is it common to have...

Got the recall letter today. Is it common to have to return the old product to get the new one. That's a major hassle. I'm almost tempted just to keep using mine, which works fine.
04-09-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,394
Posted By ews

Picked up an old Raleigh at a garage sale. Seat...

Picked up an old Raleigh at a garage sale. Seat tube stamped "WAR 01889 M." Faded sticker on top tube says Contour. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
03-22-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,767
Posted By ews

Panaracer T-Serv

Panaracer T-Serv
Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,329
Posted By ews

I don't think the car analogy makes sense here....

I don't think the car analogy makes sense here. Again, I think the ski slope is a better analogy.

But if you're going to use that analogy, keep in mind that the car behind had moved into the...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,329
Posted By ews

I totally disagree. I view it like a ski slope....

I totally disagree. I view it like a ski slope. The people below you have the right-of-way. On the MUP, then, people in front have the right-of-way over those behind. Yes, joggers (and everyone else)...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,329
Posted By ews

So he was in front of you? Then I'd view it as...

So he was in front of you? Then I'd view it as your fault.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,203
Posted By ews

I'm not talking about losing studs. I'm talking...

I'm not talking about losing studs. I'm talking about grinding them down so much that the tires last half as long as they should (or worse).
Forum: Commuting
01-13-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,203
Posted By ews

Put the studs on the Raleigh

Put the studs on the Raleigh
Forum: Commuting
01-13-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,203
Posted By ews

You guys really don't mind riding snow tires on...

You guys really don't mind riding snow tires on dry/barely wet pavement? Seems to me you are cutting the useful life of those tires in half if not much much more. I have those Nokian W106s and it...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,203
Posted By ews

IMHO studded tires in the city of chicago are...

IMHO studded tires in the city of chicago are completely unncessary. Had a set on a mtb bike in 2008 and realized I never needed them. But I don't ride on the lakefront path. Did that once last...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,060
Posted By ews

Indeed they do, just like opinions. You may want...

Indeed they do, just like opinions. You may want to keep that in mind next time you get all self-righteous and go the ad hominem route.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,060
Posted By ews

No its not. Depending on whether I have summer or...

No its not. Depending on whether I have summer or winter clothes, zero or three meals, my lock, work papers, I bet my pannier weight fluctuates by 15lbs and I never notice it.

Also, nothing wrong...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,942
Posted By ews

Why are you agreeing with me? We are polar...

Why are you agreeing with me? We are polar opposites on the issue.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,942
Posted By ews

Whatever floats your boat, but I disagree. As...

Whatever floats your boat, but I disagree. As someone above said, one foot is clipped in the entire ride. The other foot clips in and out as necessary and is so routine I don't even have to think...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,682
Posted By ews

Depends on if I'm listening to Phish or not. :)

Depends on if I'm listening to Phish or not. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,507
Posted By ews

I am proud to say I spent about $1,800 on a...

I am proud to say I spent about $1,800 on a kickass, custom-designed (by me), LBS-built commuter bike. I took ownership in late August 2008. Given that I would have to take the CTA if I didn't...
10-15-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,955
Posted By ews

I ride hard, but I don't think "really" hard....

I ride hard, but I don't think "really" hard. That said, I sweat no matter what the temperature, and I'm pretty good about not overlaying. Definitely depends on the individual.
10-14-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,955
Posted By ews

How do you not work up a sweat on an hour long...

How do you not work up a sweat on an hour long ride?
Forum: Commuting
10-14-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,313
Posted By ews

Uh . . . why can't we drive cars powered by...

Uh . . . why can't we drive cars powered by coal/natural gas/nuclear power (aka electricity)? They sell them today.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,003
Posted By ews

I read that CL ad after you posted yesterday. I...

I read that CL ad after you posted yesterday. I figured this was your bike. Am I reading this all wrong or is it an INCREDIBLE coincidence that someone offered to sell a stolen bike almost exactly...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,313
Posted By ews

So we're actually talking about trash? Well, ok....

So we're actually talking about trash? Well, ok. For a minute I thought we were talking about some odd phenomenon wherein people buy clothes (or toys, etc.) and throw them away a couple months later.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,313
Posted By ews

I hear this often, but I never actually see it....

I hear this often, but I never actually see it. What exactly are you talking about?
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,313
Posted By ews

And given that the US is basically the Saudi...

And given that the US is basically the Saudi Arabia of coal and natural gas (not to mention the incredible untapped potential of nuclear energy), the change we'll see is a conversion to electric...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By ews

Cheese . . . just buy a block and cut into chunks...

Cheese . . . just buy a block and cut into chunks
Nuts . . . buy the raw nuts at Trader Joes (almonds, cashews, walnuts)
Canned tuna . . . packed in oil tastes so much better, add a little mayo,...
10-05-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,445
Posted By ews

I think you really need to spend a whole season...

I think you really need to spend a whole season riding in winter to determine what constitutes a "must have.". My first year doing it I had all kinds of crap: two bikes, the second a MTB with...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By ews

ItsJustMe -- I guess I had really good luck. I...

ItsJustMe -- I guess I had really good luck. I actually have extras lying around (I bought 5 or 6 but have only used 1 of them) If I can remember tonight, I'll make a list of what I have and post it...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By ews

As I'm sure a gazillion other people will...

As I'm sure a gazillion other people will suggest, go to Salvation Army and get a merino wool sweater. You're overpaying if it costs more than $4.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,365
Posted By ews

Here's my 2 cents as a year round Chicago...

Here's my 2 cents as a year round Chicago commuter. When it's cold I wear a smartwool tshirt and an old Marmot windstopper fleece. You don't need anything more until it gets below 15 degrees because...
09-29-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,740
Posted By ews

Bump. Trying to decide whether to mess...

Bump.

Trying to decide whether to mess with my saddle tension b/c the saddle seems to be sagging and not as supportive. Some background info: B17N, probably between 3,500-4,000 miles on saddle,...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,214
Posted By ews

This is a really smart post and I agree with...

This is a really smart post and I agree with everything, especially the discovery of and bikeforums and bike-gear-porn. :thumb: For me the comparison isn't to a car but to using the El in Chicago. A...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By ews

Cleaning old dirty bikes shoes (with spd cleats)

MTB shoes purchased in 1999. Used for daily commuting since 2007. In pretty decent shape but had three consecutive wet rides a couple weeks ago and now they kinda stink. How should I clean these?...
03-05-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By ews

^^^^ Red X ^^^^ Did that come from the CPF...

^^^^ Red X ^^^^

Did that come from the CPF post above?
03-04-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By ews

Thanks for the advice eveyone. I don't have a...

Thanks for the advice eveyone. I don't have a soldering iron, so I'm not really sure I'm going to be able to repair this myself.
03-04-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By ews

Magicshine lighthead repair -- How?

So while trying to adjust the position of my lighthead on the handlebar, I ripped out the power cable. Tried to feed the wire back into lighthead but that didn't work. Anyone know how to repair?...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,921
Posted By ews

Lol. I change and wash my undergarments and bathe...

Lol. I change and wash my undergarments and bathe on a regular basis. Should I wash my winter wool coat regularly too? BTW while I may not wait six months to wash my jeans, I'm sure I wear them a...
02-10-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,112
Posted By ews

Hi - I dont' participate in this forum and thus...

Hi - I dont' participate in this forum and thus am not really interested in any C&V logo, but I'd still be willing to participate in the group buy. I'm interested in a short sleeve (M or L) in red.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,921
Posted By ews

I want to second the poster who said the...

I want to second the poster who said the smartwool does pick up smells.

I wear the same Salvation Army merino sweater and smartwool t-shirt almost everyday (Actually, now that its consistently...
02-04-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 59,672
Posted By ews

Anyone haivng issues with the extender cable (or...

Anyone haivng issues with the extender cable (or any cables in general)? The cable split where the it meets the bottom of the connector. It hasn't completely torn apart but no longer works.

I...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,343
Posted By ews

25's from 4/1 to 11/30 32's from 12/1 to 3/30

25's from 4/1 to 11/30
32's from 12/1 to 3/30
11-06-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 59,672
Posted By ews

Touche! In any event, what works for me...

Touche!

In any event, what works for me after a couple days is wrapping the light cord and extension cord around the stem, top tube, and seat post. I then keep the battery pack in my pannier and...
11-05-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 59,672
Posted By ews

Maybe this is a really stupid question, but how...

Maybe this is a really stupid question, but how are the folks that mounted the battery pack charging their batteries? Do people like OBX park their bikes so close to an electrical outlet that you...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By ews

I've probably spent over $3k in the last couple...

I've probably spent over $3k in the last couple years, on everything from a new bike to studded winter tires to wool knickers to expensive winter shoes [in fact, I'm a walking/rolling BF...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,020
Posted By ews

I thought that happened because you stupid...

I thought that happened because you stupid hippies put sand instead of salt on the road.
10-05-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 59,672
Posted By ews

Funny to come back to these forums after a season...

Funny to come back to these forums after a season and find something that seems to have caused quite a frenzy. I guess I'll jump on board. I added my name to Geo's product update list. Hopefully I'll...
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