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Forum: Commuting
07-01-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,164
Posted By kjmillig

Computer vs Smartphone (or both)

Do you use a bike computer only, a smartphone only, both, or neither one while commuting?
Forum: Commuting
07-01-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By kjmillig

Quick release bags and on-bike stuff?

My headlight attaches with a rubber band and has an external battery pack, plus carrying my phone and other small essentials.
I'm looking for a low riding, quick release handlebar bag that I can...
06-11-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,187
Posted By kjmillig

Reviving and old post: I recently bought a mid...

Reviving and old post:
I recently bought a mid 1990s Specialized touring bike with 700c tires, and I have a front rack/fender setup EXACTLY like that with a notch cut in the fender. I don't see a...
06-02-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By kjmillig

Back to it, I hope

5'9", 235 lbs.
I've been bike-less for 2 years. I was quite active on BF, but since returning to the USA have not been.
Now I have a new-to-me bike, what I'll call a sport-touring older model, a...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By kjmillig

Butchering aero bars?

The used touring bike I recently bought will be used mostly for commuting and light touring. It came with a set of aero bars. The previous owner attached two cross pieces made from PVC pipe to hold...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By kjmillig

hi-vis, reflective safety t-shirts?

Does anyone wear a hi-vis yellow or orange safety t-shirt often worn by workers in various industries? I've thought about getting a couple made from wicking mesh with long sleeves since I live in...
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By kjmillig

I did it! I bought the Performance from CL. Very...

I did it! I bought the Performance from CL. Very happy with my decision. Solid bike, very well taken care of. Came with 4 panniers, extra tubes and spokes, headlight, taillight, patch kit.
I'm going...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By kjmillig

I did it. I bought the Specialized from CL. Came...

I did it. I bought the Specialized from CL. Came with 4 panniers, 2 extra tubes, patch kit, extra spokes, headlight, taillight. I'm very happy!
Forum: Touring
05-12-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By kjmillig

Picked this up this evening. ...

Picked this up this evening.
https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_dxFGWe24N0j_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-12-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By kjmillig

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_dxFGWe24N0j_12...

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_dxFGWe24N0j_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By kjmillig

I've been shopping on craigslist and came across...

I've been shopping on craigslist and came across a mid-90s Specialized touring bike in my price range. Front and rear racks, bar-end shifters, extra aero bars, fenders included. Chainrings are...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By kjmillig

I've been shopping on craigslist and came across...

I've been shopping on craigslist and came across a mid-90s Specialized touring bike in my price range. Front and rear racks, bar-end shifters, extra aero bars, fenders included. Chainrings are...
Forum: Touring
05-07-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By kjmillig

Dawes for s24o?

I can't afford much, but I've been looking at a Dawes Eclipse City for s24o/short term touring and commuting.
Does anyone here have experience with this model or similar city bike for short distance...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By kjmillig

Dawes bike?

I'm on a tight budget. I've been looking at a Dawes Eclipse City for commuting and maybe s24o trips. Anyone have experience with this model or something similar?
12-01-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By kjmillig

Rear axle/bearings tightness?

I just bought a 10 year old Schwinn Frontier that is cosmetically in really good shape. I adjusted the rubbing rear brakes, cleaned and lubed the derailleure, cahin, and freewheel, and sprayed a...
04-03-14, 03:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By kjmillig

True advocacy!!

Creating a Neighborhood Network of Parent Cycling Champions - Momentum Mag (http://momentummag.com/families/creating-a-neighborhood-network-of-parent-champions/)
03-30-14, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By kjmillig

Houston's Undercover Cyclist Harassment Sting

Good!
Undercover stings target drivers endangering bicyclists | khou.com Houston (http://www.khou.com/news/local/Undercover-stings-target-drivers-endangering-bicyclists-252369641.html)
01-17-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By kjmillig

Use a Pletscher! 360047

Use a Pletscher! 360047
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,074
Posted By kjmillig

After many jobs in the service industries I...

After many jobs in the service industries I finally went back to school at age 34, finishing a BA-Ed. I'm currently teaching EFL at an elementary school in Taiwan after teaching middle and high...
01-03-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,400
Posted By kjmillig

I'm now 8 months from turning 50. That's sort of...

I'm now 8 months from turning 50. That's sort of a scary thought even though I know it shouldn't be.
Two of my goals this year:
1. Commute by bike at least twice a week every week no matter the...
12-26-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By kjmillig

MET and POC both make good helmets. The MET...

MET and POC both make good helmets. The MET Parachute is a full face bike helmet designed for downhill or extreme mountain biking. There are also other brands of full face helmets designed for MTB...
12-03-13, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By kjmillig

40-42 teeth rear

I've just learned about 42 teeth rear cogs and read a short article about 1x10, 1x11, and 2x10 setups. What I want to know is can a 3x10 setup work? Is it just overkill? My thoughts are of loaded...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-13, 12:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,428
Posted By kjmillig

Nothing for my own bike since nursing a broken...

Nothing for my own bike since nursing a broken leg for several months, but just bought my 21 year old daughter new, smoother tread tires for her daily commuter. She also bought herself some new valve...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By kjmillig

IMHO it's a ripoff. I bought a composite plastic...

IMHO it's a ripoff. I bought a composite plastic resin extender that holds my computer and headlight for under $10.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By kjmillig

Rumrunn6, I'm believing you. Here we are 8 months...

Rumrunn6, I'm believing you. Here we are 8 months out (as of 11 Nov). I got cleared to begin walking with full pressure at the 6 month mark in September but it took me another month or so to lose the...
11-03-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,262
Posted By kjmillig

Dave Cutter, I never said I had a fear of...

Dave Cutter, I never said I had a fear of driving. I said I dislike driving, and in my posting on page 2 I describe that city traffic is what I really hate the most. As others have said and from my...
11-01-13, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By kjmillig

Same thought here. GT is a brand name with lots...

Same thought here. GT is a brand name with lots (mostly? exclusively?) MTB and BMX bikes.
10-31-13, 03:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,131
Posted By kjmillig

Still a school zone. Just like a stop sign...

Still a school zone. Just like a stop sign obscured by trees is still a stop sign. MAYBE one can argue it in court, but I don't want to be that one.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By kjmillig

Panniers? Milk crate? I use a Topeak MTX...

Panniers?
Milk crate?
I use a Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP with pannier bags that zip out when needed.
10-30-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,131
Posted By kjmillig

Speeding? Ticket. Get caught violating rules of...

Speeding? Ticket. Get caught violating rules of the road? Ticket. Makes perfect sense.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By kjmillig

The IRS says no to bike share programs.

The IRS has disallowed bike share use to be included in employer transportation benefits.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2013/10/26/irs-nixes-bike-share/
10-29-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By kjmillig

IRS says Bike Shares don't count

The IRS says NO to allowing Bike Share use for qualified transportation benefits by employers.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2013/10/26/irs-nixes-bike-share/
10-29-13, 01:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,262
Posted By kjmillig

It's city driving that I hate the most. I lived...

It's city driving that I hate the most. I lived in the Houston area most of my life before moving to Taiwan 4 1/2 years ago. Houston traffic is terrible, but at least I never had to use the freeways...
10-28-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,262
Posted By kjmillig

That's exactly what I'll likely be doing very...

That's exactly what I'll likely be doing very soon. Although I'll probably get a bike for my daughter or maybe my wife.
10-27-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By kjmillig

Valve stem lights front and rear. ...

Valve stem lights front and rear.
http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Wheel-Valve-bicycle-Motorbicycle/dp/B00ESU83PC/ref=pd_sim_sg_2
Spoke lights.
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/bicycle-spoke-lights
10-27-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By kjmillig

Seriously, the link was there. The second time I...

Seriously, the link was there. The second time I came to this thread and before logging in I could see the link. I logged in and the link wasn't there. I know I'm not hallucinating. The evil computer...
10-27-13, 01:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,262
Posted By kjmillig

Do you dislike driving?

I still own my beat up old car, and I've found that I've come to really dislike driving. Maybe it's partly due to the condition of the car, but I think a big part is also that I hate the way I feel...
10-27-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By kjmillig

Sea Shepherd piracy supporter? But that has...

Sea Shepherd piracy supporter? But that has nothing to do with Japan's efforts to bring back cycling to it's overcrowded streets. Taiwan could do well to do the same. As people's wealth increases,...
10-27-13, 01:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By kjmillig

The link was in my OP, but yes, I took the extra...

The link was in my OP, but yes, I took the extra 60 seconds to look it up for you:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/bikes-ct-edit-1025-20131025,0,536855.story
10-25-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By kjmillig

Good news for San Fran BART users!

Permanent lifting of the critical times bike blackout:
http://www.sfbike.org/main/big-news-bart-votes-to-lift-bike-blackout-permanently/
10-25-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By kjmillig

Chicagoans, would you pay $25 Registration Fee?

Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell, III, suggests that bicyclists pay an annual $25 registration fee and have to take a class on road rules and safety.
The writer of this editorial from the Chicago...
10-25-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By kjmillig

Japan May get a Ministry of Bicycle Promotion

http://www.cyclelicio.us/2013/japan-ministry-of-bicycle-promotion/
10-21-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By kjmillig

My commuter/light tourer is a hybrid. I don't...

My commuter/light tourer is a hybrid. I don't even own a true road bike unless you want to count my 1978 Schwinn Traveller II.
Not great for sand or loose gravel, but I'm currently running on...
10-18-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By kjmillig

I haven't driven my car in a while now. My wife...

I haven't driven my car in a while now. My wife agrees with me on the cost savings. Why is it still so hard to take that final step and sell it?
That's sort of rhetorical. I know why. It's because...
10-17-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By kjmillig

Mechanical forum?

Mechanical forum?
10-15-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By kjmillig

Anyone close passes with verbalization, then it's...

Anyone close passes with verbalization, then it's intentional and I make a police report with license plate number as a minimum. Come back around a 2nd or third time and it becomes a more serios...
10-14-13, 05:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By kjmillig

Other transportation options? (select all that apply)

What transportation options do you use? I use my bike, but not 100% of the time. Given, I haven't been car free for very long, but I also have a 125cc scooter. Public city bus service is spotty in my...
10-14-13, 05:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,177
Posted By kjmillig

Combination of larger weekly trips and smaller...

Combination of larger weekly trips and smaller loads through the week as needed. Haven't used a trailer yet, but will at some point. I also have a scooter and can haul 2 really big bags of...
10-14-13, 03:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,622
Posted By kjmillig

1. Supposing I drink beer, which I don't, I would...

1. Supposing I drink beer, which I don't, I would load 6 beers into each pannier and strap the pizza across the top of my rear rack.
2. Easy: make sure the roses are wrapped well by the florist and...
10-08-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,951
Posted By kjmillig

For many years I rode strictly a standard touring...

For many years I rode strictly a standard touring bike with drop bars, a Raleigh Wyoming. My main ride currently is a hybrid/commuting/touring bike, a Wheeler Trekking Lite 3700 with the adjustable...
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