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Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By nonlinear

Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Commuting
11-20-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By nonlinear

Ordering and replacing brake pads?

Hello,

I've got a 1999 Trek 6000 that is set up as a commuter. However, the brake pads really need replacing and this is something I've actually never done on a bike before! Do I need to order...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,276
Posted By nonlinear

Hey I love potato chips as much as the next guy,...

Hey I love potato chips as much as the next guy, but I'm actually very lean so that's not the problem. :D Why would you say I'm not bending over enough? It was so bad I was getting a tingly willy...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,276
Posted By nonlinear

Riser bars or bar ends for more upright posture in old mtn bike commuter?

Hello all,

I use a 1999 trek 6000 for my short (15 min) daily commute. However, it has straight flat handlebars, and sometimes I feel like I'm bending over a bit too much. On longer rides, my...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By nonlinear

Question about non-quick-release seat clamp options

I've got a quick release clamp on my seat, but I'd like to replace it with something that is a little less easy to steal (like a hex wrench or something). Is it possible to buy just a hex bolt to...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By nonlinear

That's a great idea, but I actually want to put...

That's a great idea, but I actually want to put some offroad tires on the mountain bike, so I can actually use it as a mountain bike again! :) I live in an area with killer trails, which I...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By nonlinear

Seeking advice on bike for short commute

Hello,

I have a short 10-15 minute bicycle commute to work. The route is through the city, so the roads are paved and there are no serious hills. For the last year, I've been commuting on my...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,897
Posted By nonlinear

The batteries have 5 stars with 114 reviews, so I...

The batteries have 5 stars with 114 reviews, so I think you must have had a defective pair of batteries, or possibly a defective charger.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,897
Posted By nonlinear

For headlights, I ended up going with the...

For headlights, I ended up going with the following:


Flashlight ($12.20):
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafi...-1-18650-55241...
11-06-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By nonlinear

I ended up going with the following: ...

I ended up going with the following:


Flashlight ($12.20):
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafi...-1-18650-55241...
11-06-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By nonlinear

Is this the key goes light you have by any...

Is this the key goes light you have by any chance? http://www.keygos.com/product_info.php?products_id=1156
11-05-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By nonlinear

Need advice for (cheap) headlight solution

Hello,

I have a very short (10 minute) but sometimes very dark commute home each day. I am looking for a headlight solution that wont beak the bank. (I do have the budget for an expensive light,...
11-01-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By nonlinear

sweet, i could use one of those!

sweet, i could use one of those!
11-01-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,746
Posted By nonlinear

LOL I wouldn't rely on it unless I had a MAG light

LOL I wouldn't rely on it unless I had a MAG light
11-01-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,913
Posted By nonlinear

I wouldn't even try

I wouldn't even try
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By nonlinear

nice :thumb:

nice :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By nonlinear

just get some facial moisturizer!

just get some facial moisturizer!
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,222
Posted By nonlinear

I've been hit 3 times by cars. First time was...

I've been hit 3 times by cars. First time was when I was just a little kid (maybe 7), I totally got pushed off the bike and pretty scraped up but I was so scared that I just jumped on my bike and...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,897
Posted By nonlinear

I bought a rear flashing light fom DX, now need...

I bought a rear flashing light fom DX, now need to get a front light. Might try that DX setup recommended above.
10-16-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

great idea, thanks!

great idea, thanks!
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By nonlinear

it's impossible to argue with the safety people,...

it's impossible to argue with the safety people, what they say goes and there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. most companies understand that it only takes one serious accident to put them out of...
10-13-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

Did you read my post? It's the UNiversity of...

Did you read my post? It's the UNiversity of Arizona. Google it if you don't believe me. This forum, more than any other, Is filled with jerks. I can't believe there are like 5 people arguing...
10-12-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

I work at at large university with 40,000...

I work at at large university with 40,000 undergraduates. The campus operates much like a city, and if you don't pay the fine your bike can be impounded. If you are a student, you will also be...
10-11-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

Lol now we have a lawyer in ths house. ...

Lol now we have a lawyer in ths house. Seriously, do you think I'd make something like that up just to lie on an Internet forum? Get a life buddy.
10-11-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

unfortunately no - we actually have safety people...

unfortunately no - we actually have safety people who do random checks for this, and issue $250 tickets for having bikes inside. :(
10-10-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

It's just a stock Trek seat, but I live in an...

It's just a stock Trek seat, but I live in an area with a huge bike theft problem. I'm 60 miles from Mexico, and there are organized bike theft rings that steal anything and everything from bikes. ...
10-10-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By nonlinear

Best way to lock a seat on the cheap?

For the lat couple of months, I've been commuting to a new job and locking my bike in a high theft area. I've been taking my quick release seat with me, but I'm growing tired of this and would like...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,897
Posted By nonlinear

It's only about a 10 minute commute, and I...

It's only about a 10 minute commute, and I *rarely* have to bike it at night. I'd estimate only 1 night/week in the dark.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,897
Posted By nonlinear

Commuting after dark: Can you recommend some lights?

I just got a new job and will sometimes be commuting in the dark. Can anyone recommend some good front and rear lights, for a cheap price online? There are no streetlights on my route, so a decent...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,192
Posted By nonlinear

There are many bike commuters where I live, but...

There are many bike commuters where I live, but it is an urban area and everyone is going in a different direction. I will only pass someone if they are going REALLY slow, otherwise I will just slow...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By nonlinear

Looking for cheap pump/tool kit and seat bag

I commute to work, and have recently moved to Arizona from the north. I would rarely get flat tires in the north, but I had one here within the first week and have learned that flat tires are a very...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

I just finished changing the tubes and tires. ...

I just finished changing the tubes and tires. Went great, no problems at all except that the tires were pretty difficult to put on. Luckily, I bought one of the tire-putteer-on lever thingies - I...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

OK, so I got some new tubes, tires, some rim tape...

OK, so I got some new tubes, tires, some rim tape (missing from one of the rims, which was replaced at one point), and those tire lever tool thingies...

I haven't changed a bike tire since...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Yea, I've read of this in a number of different...

Yea, I've read of this in a number of different places. Maybe it's so the rear tire has more traction and is more wear-resistant (?).
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

I see the some people use a smaller tire on front...

I see the some people use a smaller tire on front (e.g. 26x1.5) and a larger tire on the rear (e.g. 26x1.95), why would someone want to do that?
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Can anyone tell me the difference between a...

Can anyone tell me the difference between a 26x1.5 and a 26x1.95 road tire? I know that the 1.95 is thicker, but how does that make the ride different?

Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

I am considering these Vittoria Rubino (60tpi)...

I am considering these Vittoria Rubino (60tpi) tires. They are 100 psi. Do you guys think I need to put more rim tape on my rim? (IIRC there is already some in there, but I'm not sure if I will...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Someone else recommended Vittoria Rubine (60tpi),...

Someone else recommended Vittoria Rubine (60tpi), which I can buy at the local bike shop for $30. Any thoughts on those tires?

Also, I read the reviews on the Tioga tires above, and it seems...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

^^unfortunately, I overinflated the tires (using...

^^unfortunately, I overinflated the tires (using a gas station pump with an apparently faulty PSI gauge) and blew them both out. They were the original tires anyhow, and probably needed replaced...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

OK, so I was looking at the $10 sale tires from...

OK, so I was looking at the $10 sale tires from nashbar, and to ship them to canada it will cost more than the tires!

I found these ones at MEC (it's the canadian REI), can anyone take a look and...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Thanks so much for all of the replies, you guys...

Thanks so much for all of the replies, you guys have really helped me! I think what I will do for now is just replace the tubes and tires myself, and then bring the bike in for a tuneup. I should...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

I need presta valves. Would a 700cx18/23 tube...

I need presta valves. Would a 700cx18/23 tube work with this tire www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_178154_-1_202470 (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_178154_-1_202470)
...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

With this tire, would I get a MTB tube, or a road...

With this tire, would I get a MTB tube, or a road tube. Would this tube work http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_528213_-1___202355

when the tube size is 700x18/23, what does that...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Can anyone tell me if there is a big difference...

Can anyone tell me if there is a big difference between the first two tires listed here? One tire is twice the price, but I'm not sure why.

Also, the current tires I have are 26 x 1.95. Is it...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

It's a very short (2 mile) commute. It's on...

It's a very short (2 mile) commute. It's on paved roads, but then again it is Tucson and the infrastructure isn't the best; I don't actually live there yet, but I have been there and I'm expecting...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

I suppose I could do the tires and inner tubes -...

I suppose I could do the tires and inner tubes - can you guys recommend what tires I should use? I think the current ones on there are 26 x 1.95 knobby tires. The bike will be used in Tucson, where...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Thanks for all of the advice! The prices might...

Thanks for all of the advice! The prices might seem high because I'm currently in Canada, and everything is twice the price here than it is in the US. However, I am moving to Tucson in August,...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Oh - btw, can anyone recommend a rigid fork for...

Oh - btw, can anyone recommend a rigid fork for this Trek 6000? What kind of price would that run?

Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Thanks for the advice everyone. I brought my...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I brought my bike to a local bike shop here, and the guy said the shock is fine (it can't be refilled). He suggested new slick tires, a tune up, replacing some...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,025
Posted By nonlinear

Questions about using old Trek 6000 MTN bike as a commuter

I have a Trek 6000 mountain bike from the late 1990s. I was planning to use it as a commuter beginning in late August and through the winter, until I get a new bike in the spring. (Ideally, I would...
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