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Forum: Commuting
07-26-13, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 128,577
Posted By PJCB

Yesterday was my official first commute to the...

Yesterday was my official first commute to the new job, and it was amazing. It was so quiet and about 65 F which felt great. Today I'm about to leave, using clipless for the first time and in the...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By PJCB

As a woman who commutes, I'd say just make sure...

As a woman who commutes, I'd say just make sure her saddle is comfortable for her, and that the geometry of the bike is conducive to a women's frame. What I mean by that is the handlebar width, stem...
07-18-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 68,197
Posted By PJCB

Northampton, MA (Pioneer Valley) has Pedal...

Northampton, MA (Pioneer Valley) has Pedal People, a bicycle collective that has a bike workshop on Saturdays for anyone who wants to learn, use tools, volunteer time, etc....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,531
Posted By PJCB

This is really nice to read, on the last 4 days...

This is really nice to read, on the last 4 days before I start commuting full time by bike. I hope that I can make it as well as you have, it seems like it's really improved your quality of life...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,250
Posted By PJCB

It was sarcasm, I'm sure there are plenty of...

It was sarcasm, I'm sure there are plenty of bikes stolen on Amherst campus. I happen to believe that locks are a deterrent, the stronger they are/look, the less likely your bike will be stolen.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,250
Posted By PJCB

I live in Northampton, so I have an idea of the...

I live in Northampton, so I have an idea of the area. It's a pretty low-risk area, in terms of getting your bike stolen. I've left mine locked for two days in multiple locations and have never had a...
07-17-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By PJCB

True, and I didn't take offense to your comment....

True, and I didn't take offense to your comment. I know its an unusual set up, but I guess it works for me. I do hate the lack of space with that fork, I'm thinking of replacing it. I don't know if...
07-16-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 56,381
Posted By PJCB

Early 1990s Univega Via Activa. It's my...

Early 1990s Univega Via Activa. It's my girlfriends main ride until I get her Raleigh Sports up and running. Love the versatility of this bike...
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07-16-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By PJCB

Wow, not the reaction I expected. The frame has...

Wow, not the reaction I expected. The frame has no damage, and nothing is bent. The bars are not reversed bullhorns, they are moustache bars installed how I ride. On the closeness to the downtube,...
07-15-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By PJCB

198? Unidentified Project

So I've been working on this bike since February, using whatever parts I had at the time to build it up. As of yesterday, it's 99% complete. This is the first road bike I've built up completely,...
07-13-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By PJCB

You got it. Moving to a 650b wheelset (from 700c)...

You got it. Moving to a 650b wheelset (from 700c) at the end of the month.
07-12-13, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By PJCB

Thanks guys for the help. It ended up just...

Thanks guys for the help. It ended up just needing a little extra muscle, so it's all set now. I've just got to figure out how to get fenders on a bike with zero clearance now...
07-12-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By PJCB

I removed the washer. I don't have any pictures...

I removed the washer. I don't have any pictures at the moment, but it is pretty straight forward looking. Not sure how much effort I'm supposed to put into trying to turn the "bolt" on the crank...
07-12-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By PJCB

Crankset Won't Budge

So I've searched the forums and there is nothing I can find as a solution to my problem. I have a square-taper BB, not sure of what brand. I currently have a older Sugino triple on there, but I'm...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,787
Posted By PJCB

To the OP...in my case, switching to...

To the OP...in my case, switching to car-light/car-free has (and will continue to) save me tons of cash. There are different ways to commute. You can spend all the $$$ you would have saved on brand...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 30,453
Posted By PJCB

Surprisingly there are no pictures to be found of...

Surprisingly there are no pictures to be found of me in a bike-related context, but I do have this one of my partner and I (I'm on the right):
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Last week I snagged this photo of her,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,282
Posted By PJCB

I'd have to suggest where I live now, Pioneer...

I'd have to suggest where I live now, Pioneer Valley! I live in Northampton, MA. There are a lot of options for living outside of the main drag, many options have back doors onto the bike trail.
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07-09-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

I did not, seeing that I was coming directly from...

I did not, seeing that I was coming directly from CT. I'll be riding every day to work, though!
07-09-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

Thanks, Ekdog! Looks Like I will be starting July...

Thanks, Ekdog! Looks Like I will be starting July 25!
07-09-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

I GOT THE JOB! Excuse the all caps, I'm super...

I GOT THE JOB! Excuse the all caps, I'm super excited right now!
07-09-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,644
Posted By PJCB

After scrolling through all the arguments, I...

After scrolling through all the arguments, I finally got to another post by the OP! Congrats on going car free again! I'm making the leap by end of summer, first time ever. I'm super excited. It must...
07-09-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

Had my first job interview (of three this week)....

Had my first job interview (of three this week). Turns out it was for a performance cycling apparel company based locally! The interview went really well, I should be hearing back by tomorrow. I'm...
07-05-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

Yeah, its definitely not the plan to stay here...

Yeah, its definitely not the plan to stay here long. Just want to practice a bit of car-free living before making the full commitment in a unfamiliar place.
07-05-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 78,688
Posted By PJCB

I don't know if its because I don't particularly...

I don't know if its because I don't particularly care about keeping bikes "period-correct", or what, but I have no problem finding parts to fit my two vintage mountain bikes. My 1992 Marin Bear...
07-05-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 32,871
Posted By PJCB

Some nice looking bikes on here! This is probably...

Some nice looking bikes on here! This is probably the bike I get the most attention for, seeing that it is neon and pretty simple. Also tiny. It doesn't look like this currently, but this is the only...
07-05-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

Thanks! Yeah, I work full time currently and am...

Thanks! Yeah, I work full time currently and am entering my last semester before I graduate with my Associate's. Then it's off to the big city for grad school for my girlfriend and undergrad for me....
07-03-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

She actually likes it a lot because it gives her...

She actually likes it a lot because it gives her a chance to read/surf internet/relax before her workday. Personally, I am not a fan of the PVTA bus system, but if she likes it, I'm game!
07-03-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,241
Posted By PJCB

It is really dependent on location, too. I live...

It is really dependent on location, too. I live in an area that is rapidly eating up ANY decent vintage bikes, so finding something rare on top of that is a whole other story. I usually search near...
07-03-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By PJCB

Two Steps Closer!

So after one too many breakdowns/sputters/general terribleness, my girlfriend and I got rid of her car. I've been trying for about a year to convince her, and finally she agreed! She relies on public...
07-03-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,863
Posted By PJCB

Oh yeah, all Chromo. My girlfriend uses it as a...

Oh yeah, all Chromo. My girlfriend uses it as a light trail/all-around bike. It's the only functioning one she has at the moment! I couldn't pass up the deal...I pumped up the tires and she rode it...
07-03-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,863
Posted By PJCB

Sorry about the blurriness...looked like a clear...

Sorry about the blurriness...looked like a clear shot until I uploaded it. It's a no on the ovalized tubing. I'm pretty positive it's a low-end model, but my girlfriend likes it so I can't complain!...
07-03-13, 06:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,146
Posted By PJCB

For me, its just straight up curiosity. I've...

For me, its just straight up curiosity. I've never been a data cruncher, but I find it interesting to know what I'm looking at/what I own.
07-03-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,863
Posted By PJCB

I took some photos last night before I started...

I took some photos last night before I started the clean/degunk/improving aesthetics.

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07-02-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24,373
Views: 2,893,310
Posted By PJCB

I'll have to check that out for the tires. My...

I'll have to check that out for the tires. My girlfriend is pretty adamant that she wants gumwalled, though. I noticed the coaster brake...I'm not too sure what it means for the bike though.
07-02-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,863
Posted By PJCB

199? Univega Via De Oro

I picked up a Via De Oro last week at my preferred LBS (shout out to Hampshire Bicycle Exchange!), but there is like zero information out there, nevermind pictures. I don't have any of my own...
07-02-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,816
Posted By PJCB

I have been through this with my partner, finding...

I have been through this with my partner, finding a bike we are both happy with for her was quite the challenge. Initially, I made an effort to ask her what she was interested in. This was a big...
07-02-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24,373
Views: 2,893,310
Posted By PJCB

These are the last two pictures that I couldn't...

These are the last two pictures that I couldn't attach.
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07-02-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24,373
Views: 2,893,310
Posted By PJCB

Alright so I finally took some pictures of the...

Alright so I finally took some pictures of the 1970 Raleigh Sport. Warning...it isn't pretty (yet). It was salvaged from a barn I guess, considering the condition of most vintage bikes that show up...
07-02-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24,373
Views: 2,893,310
Posted By PJCB

Thanks for the head's up, I'll definitely check...

Thanks for the head's up, I'll definitely check it out. I plan on starting the rebuild project this weekend. It needs to be completely stripped down, gutted and cleaned just to start. I'm doing my...
07-02-13, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24,373
Views: 2,893,310
Posted By PJCB

Haha, I can already tell I'm going to love it....

Haha, I can already tell I'm going to love it. And no, I don't know about Vinny...
07-01-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24,373
Views: 2,893,310
Posted By PJCB

Just picked up a 1970 Raleigh Sport for my...

Just picked up a 1970 Raleigh Sport for my girlfriend...needs tons of cosmetic work to be pretty but is all original and totally functional. I've never worked on an internal 3-speed hub, or an...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,880
Posted By PJCB

I really appreciate it! I'm thinking that one of...

I really appreciate it! I'm thinking that one of the next weekends I'm going to take a ride around and get situated, I will definitely check out your route.
Forum: Foo
02-18-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,233
Posted By PJCB

I'm a bit biased, seeing that I eat a completely...

I'm a bit biased, seeing that I eat a completely vegan diet, but the trick to tofu is all in the type you have and how you prepare it. I use it in soups and stews to add protein and it does a good...
Forum: Northeast
02-18-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,880
Posted By PJCB

Thanks guys for all the responses. I am about 2...

Thanks guys for all the responses. I am about 2 weeks away from finishing up one of my bikes so that I can get out there...the bike paths in and around Northampton seem to be really prime. I've only...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By PJCB

I've never been, but all the research I've done...

I've never been, but all the research I've done seems like it's been there a long time. It's supposed to be really big, with all sorts of new and used vendors in all types of cycling.
Forum: Northeast
02-13-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By PJCB

If you got to Worcester, I could give you a lift...

If you got to Worcester, I could give you a lift in. Email me if you're interested.
Forum: Northeast
02-13-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By PJCB

Studded tires weren't going to do anything, you...

Studded tires weren't going to do anything, you are right about that! I took advantage of the long weekend to go sledding and reorganize my workroom. Now all I have to do is get all the bikes...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By PJCB

If it isn't stolen, I say do it! Your coworker...

If it isn't stolen, I say do it! Your coworker will be more than pleased with it, especially at a reasonable cost. Free bikes are always the best bikes, IMO.
02-12-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By PJCB

As everyone mentioned, I make sure that my saddle...

As everyone mentioned, I make sure that my saddle is wide enough and short enough to support my hips. I also find it helps to make sure I am fitted just right on the bike, the geometry can make a big...
02-12-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,173
Posted By PJCB

I used to have only one bike, and that was nice....

I used to have only one bike, and that was nice. It did it all. Then I progressed to 2 different bikes: road and MTB. That was better. I told my girlfriend (more like she told me) that all I needed...
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