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Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Archwhorides

In the evening I rinse out the Stanley one-hand...

In the evening I rinse out the Stanley one-hand stainless thermal mug and fill it with cold soda water for the ride home - keeps hot things hot and cold things cold for the five years I've had it.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,721
Posted By Archwhorides

Out drinking til 1:00 am with hockey buds and...

Out drinking til 1:00 am with hockey buds and calling into the office “sorry, late, flat tire on my commute “
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,787
Posted By Archwhorides

Priority 600 12 speed pinion has an awesome gear...

Priority 600 12 speed pinion has an awesome gear range, 48mm tires, discs, and is virtually maintenance free. (Not light and fast however). Used e-bike?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Archwhorides

Water bottle for morning commute? Naw. ...

Water bottle for morning commute? Naw. Indestructible Stanley stainless one hand coffee mug for me.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,721
Posted By Archwhorides

Finding and solving a very noisy frame creak

Finding and solving a very noisy frame creak
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,887
Posted By Archwhorides

I'm impressed by this plan, which I would not...

I'm impressed by this plan, which I would not attempt:




Would need to speed up the 20+ miles with an e-bike (have the legs, not the time)
I need showers for anything beyond 7 miles,...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,909
Posted By Archwhorides

Please don't post my nude photos on-line without...

Please don't post my nude photos on-line without permission.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,688
Posted By Archwhorides

I tried 23mm for a period, no flats but trashed...

I tried 23mm for a period, no flats but trashed the rim. Today I rode 48mm, super-kushy, no flats yet but it’s a new setup
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archwhorides

Abus does not encapsulate the U-part of the lock,...

Abus does not encapsulate the U-part of the lock, which typically has more contact with the cycle frame while locked; if they did I would let it be. The locking case has less contact, at least the...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,423
Posted By Archwhorides

Right now lots of 1) out-of-town drivers 2)...

Right now lots of
1) out-of-town drivers
2) newbie bikers

Who needs predictability anyway?
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,010
Posted By Archwhorides

Nasty pothole busted spoke, I was sure the rim...

Nasty pothole busted spoke, I was sure the rim cracked (it didn’t)
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,688
Posted By Archwhorides

I'm running Conti Gatorskin Hardshell 700x32 at...

I'm running Conti Gatorskin Hardshell 700x32 at 80-90 psi on pretty sh*tty city streets.

On average, I get a flat every year or so (about 3,600+ miles) and replace the tires every 5,000+ miles or...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archwhorides

The Abus lock components all appear to be...

The Abus lock components all appear to be galvanized, I've been using the lock without the plastic casing or lubrication for years, no sign of corrosion anywhere, the locking cylinder is working...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archwhorides

I removed the plastic shell from my Abus, better...

I removed the plastic shell from my Abus, better that way
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By Archwhorides

Stanley one-hand coffee thermos, fits in bottle...

Stanley one-hand coffee thermos, fits in bottle carrier, keeps temperature for hours

https://www.stanley-pmi.com/shop/classic-one-hand-vacuum-mug-16-oz
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Archwhorides

This thread got tired quickly

This thread got tired quickly
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,812
Posted By Archwhorides

What these examples show is that it matters what...

What these examples show is that it matters what the regulations and standards are where you live. You are arguing about what is *normative*, and when one is hit by another vehicle, *normative*...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,812
Posted By Archwhorides

According to your article, most e-bikes are found...

According to your article, most e-bikes are found in China (which is also apparently implementing a 25 kph national e-bike speed limit in 2019, according to the Beijinger journal).

Meanwhile in...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,812
Posted By Archwhorides

OK, staying with your stats/equation, let's say...

OK, staying with your stats/equation, let's say that the e-bike gives your rider a 25% speed boost (16 to 20 mph, which is not unlikely), that is a 25% increase in force, which overshadows the 8%...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,812
Posted By Archwhorides

No argument, P = MV is an equation that really...

No argument, P = MV is an equation that really works, and that is why I always carry extra dead-load in my pannier, because the increased momentum makes me a greater threat on the road, LOL. If you...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,812
Posted By Archwhorides

E-bikes hit *much* harder at that same 16 mph 🤣

E-bikes hit *much* harder at that same 16 mph 🤣
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,578
Posted By Archwhorides

Like some others here, I find the (Third Eye for...

Like some others here, I find the (Third Eye for me) helmet-mounted mirror a godsend. I see other commuting riders being very tentative with their maneuvers in traffic, not knowing what is coming up...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,578
Posted By Archwhorides

Cap's off to you for the beer view mirror!

Cap's off to you for the beer view mirror!
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,109
Posted By Archwhorides

LOL, I'm not a NF fan either, but I made an...

LOL, I'm not a NF fan either, but I made an exception for this item, and it seems to be well put together thus far. Another particularity of this particular Gore fabric is that being two-layer with...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,109
Posted By Archwhorides

The site you shared is discounting that Gore...

The site you shared is discounting that Gore shell very heavily, that is a very good deal. Word of warning, the Gore cycle jacket version is very slim, I ended up getting a hiking version from North...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,109
Posted By Archwhorides

Gore's latest two layer Active Shakedry fabric is...

Gore's latest two layer Active Shakedry fabric is getting damned close to waterproof/breathable perfection:

breathability: 50,000 g/m2/24hrs
waterproofness: 20,000 mm.
This stuff is quite...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,109
Posted By Archwhorides

I am a Clydesdale and sweat a lot, so am very...

I am a Clydesdale and sweat a lot, so am very sensitive to rain jacket breathability. Two years ago I splurged and bought a Gore Active jacket, which has served me very well: it is waterproof, and...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,721
Posted By Archwhorides

The “annoying” thread makes me happy, so does...

The “annoying” thread makes me happy, so does this “happy” thread
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By Archwhorides

Precisely, this is the way for year-rounders

Precisely, this is the way for year-rounders
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,261
Posted By Archwhorides

This year I've been riding a cycle with 700 x 30...

This year I've been riding a cycle with 700 x 30 slicks (Gatorskins) in dry weather and another with 650b x 40 studded (Suomi A10) in snow/ice conditions.


Based on this experience compared to...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,261
Posted By Archwhorides

Suomi A10 is the only studded option I know of...

Suomi A10 is the only studded option I know of and difficult to find https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.php
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,721
Posted By Archwhorides

Just as untoward events can annoy, little things...

Just as untoward events can annoy, little things going your way and small wins over adversity may be savored.

On friday I posted in the "annoying" thread in this Forum that while getting drenched...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,812
Posted By Archwhorides

Following with keen interest, enjoy!

Following with keen interest, enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,423
Posted By Archwhorides

Lechmere is so annoying on weekdays that people...

Lechmere is so annoying on weekdays that people literally die to get out of there.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,997
Posted By Archwhorides

Ah, the rare Yellow-Jacketed Shoal-Putz!

Ah, the rare Yellow-Jacketed Shoal-Putz!
Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,423
Posted By Archwhorides

[/QUOTE] LOL , like what you did here. I...

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LOL , like what you did here. I follow the “puddle rule” religiously, except when drive lane is too tight with traffic and I have no space, should have avoided this unfamiliar stretch of...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,423
Posted By Archwhorides

Rainy night, deep water-filled pothole,...

Rainy night, deep water-filled pothole, spine-wrenching jolt, broken spoke
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Archwhorides

Claritin

Claritin
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,997
Posted By Archwhorides

This is what urban “bros” do, super annoying twits

This is what urban “bros” do, super annoying twits
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,926,257
Posted By Archwhorides

Sweet ride, try aerogel footbeds to insulate the...

Sweet ride, try aerogel footbeds to insulate the cleats, very effective
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,721
Posted By Archwhorides

Great thread!

Great thread!
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,721
Posted By Archwhorides

I enjoy the environmental intimacy and sense of...

I enjoy the environmental intimacy and sense of connection that cycle commuting can provide:

The rail-trail part of my ride is populated with greenery, bunnies, stray cats, and various peeps...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,222
Posted By Archwhorides

:lol: Why yes, to keep the music chill.......

:lol: Why yes, to keep the music chill.......
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,222
Posted By Archwhorides

Good points you make: Bike commuting does help...

Good points you make:
Bike commuting does help with my sense of chill, no question (compared to driving or mass transit), but.......I still like to have my coffee thermos, and a bit of ambient...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,222
Posted By Archwhorides

Like I said.

Like I said.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,222
Posted By Archwhorides

It's proper form in forums to flagellate the...

It's proper form in forums to flagellate the victim. I find that Somafm helps me chill in traffic, what is your go-to?
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,222
Posted By Archwhorides

Some sphincters around here are so tight that I...

Some sphincters around here are so tight that I couldn't fit my other earbud in them.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,423
Posted By Archwhorides

Thanks for this recommendation. After my prior...

Thanks for this recommendation. After my prior post, I found my way to the Shakedry fabric and ordered the C5 jacket, looking forward to trying it out as the thermometer rises. I commute with...
04-14-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Archwhorides

i like Suncloud polarized readers, don’t know...

i like Suncloud polarized readers, don’t know about a color changing option
Forum: Northeast
04-13-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8,208
Views: 893,532
Posted By Archwhorides

Why I avoid the MM on the weekends, and I live...

Why I avoid the MM on the weekends, and I live 200 feet from it.
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