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02-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,516
Posted By baldilocks

This would be my one bike. The handle bars make...

This would be my one bike. The handle bars make it my road bike or my mountain bike depending on where I put my hands. ...
01-22-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,532
Posted By baldilocks

I bought a Giant because they had what I wanted. ...

I bought a Giant because they had what I wanted. I was about ready to give up when I found a very entry level Giant ATX lite. I put some Jones H loop bars on It and can't say enough good about it. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By baldilocks

https://www.walmart.com/ip/UBesGoo-Roswheel-Bicycl...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/UBesGoo-Roswheel-Bicycle-Rear-Seat-Bag-3-in1-Waterproof-Bike-Cycling-Travel-Pannier-Bag/664094836
01-15-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,736
Posted By baldilocks

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/arx-2-2018 ...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/arx-2-2018

As close as I can find to sub 500.00
01-03-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By baldilocks

Yeah, you are right. It just sounds better...

Yeah, you are right. It just sounds better hearing it from someone else. Last year was my first year with studs. One morning I went out and it seamed fine half the way to work. Then I went down...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By baldilocks

I bought the cheep plastic mini fender for my...

I bought the cheep plastic mini fender for my bike. Has worked OK for me. I would actually love a ToughRoad, but I haven't had this one very long.
...
01-03-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By baldilocks

I've put the studs on. Eventually I will get a...

I've put the studs on. Eventually I will get a second set of rims. I figure it will be cheaper to replace worn studs than fix a broken hip.
01-01-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By baldilocks

So have you been riding on the roads? If so,...

So have you been riding on the roads? If so, have you been using studded tires?
01-01-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By baldilocks

Wishy washy weather

My riding has really stalled. I had not put my studs on because we've had no snow or ice. We finally got snow, but it looks like tomorrow it will be 46. I don't know weather to put studs and err...
12-24-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By baldilocks

Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New year.

Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New year.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By baldilocks

Looks like an awesome bike. How soon til you...

Looks like an awesome bike. How soon til you post pic's.
12-20-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,104
Posted By baldilocks

I have a different situation/ mentality. I'm...

I have a different situation/ mentality. I'm probably not a true cyclist in some peoples mind, but that's OK. My bike of choice is a non-suspension adventure bike or mountain bike. I take back...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By baldilocks

Haven't done anything yet. I went from a gas...

Haven't done anything yet. I went from a gas guzzling 12 mpg truck to a tiny car. Between things I've had to do and the better gas mileage I haven't done much riding lately. I also may need to put...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By baldilocks

Glad to hear you are back in the saddle. Happy...

Glad to hear you are back in the saddle. Happy Thanksgiving.
11-13-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 32,308
Posted By baldilocks

For the dark or cloudy days, I just use yellow...

For the dark or cloudy days, I just use yellow safety glasses.
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,534
Posted By baldilocks

It's got to be a freezer bag. It was just almost...

It's got to be a freezer bag. It was just almost boiling. I'm not afraid of plastic.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By baldilocks

A long time ago, I had a gel seat that seamed to...

A long time ago, I had a gel seat that seamed to cause numbness. Got firm seats and haven't had a problem since.
11-12-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,260
Posted By baldilocks

I've just warmed up to my 3x. Last year my...

I've just warmed up to my 3x. Last year my winter bike wasn't shifting well on the back derailleur. I stuck it in 4th gear and only used the front chain rings. I liked it so much, I found myself...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,534
Posted By baldilocks

What about the famous Ramen bomb? I ate one on a...

What about the famous Ramen bomb? I ate one on a bike overnighter, and I'd do it again. DON'T JUDGE ME.
11-11-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,895
Posted By baldilocks

I go with the cheap ones and just buy extras. I...

I go with the cheap ones and just buy extras. I usually get two or three seasons out of a pair, but I'm hard on sun glasses.
11-11-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By baldilocks

I bought Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tyre -...

I bought Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tyre - RaceGuard last year. Unfortunately the price went up, but they have exceeded my needs. One day when I should have drove, I rode and half way to my job the...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By baldilocks

I think the zip ties are fine. And even better,...

I think the zip ties are fine. And even better, they sell reusable zip ties.
...
11-10-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By baldilocks

Thanks for the responses. The sweaters are...

Thanks for the responses. The sweaters are washed and the bike is set up except for the studded tires. Not working tomorrow, so I may hold off on the studs. It looks like it may warm up a-little...
11-09-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By baldilocks

Thank you Bobby G. Good Info. I am holding off...

Thank you Bobby G. Good Info. I am holding off till tomorrow to put on the studded tires. Think I fixed the bag problem. I don't have the trunk bag and collapsible basket on the bike so I may...
11-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By baldilocks

Stalled Riding Rant

So I've kind of stalled on riding. I will need to put my studded tires on. Since this is the second year I've owned them, I'm wondering if I should put puncture liners in them. We haven't had any...
11-07-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,844
Posted By baldilocks

If your Verve is your good bike, then you might...

If your Verve is your good bike, then you might want to find a beater for a winter bike. You are in the right place. My good bike was $465.00 before modifications.
10-29-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By baldilocks

Don't know if this would help, but I really like...

Don't know if this would help, but I really like mine.
...
10-27-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By baldilocks

I second the rain cape. I only use it when the...

I second the rain cape. I only use it when the temps get cooler. Also, I don't use it in high wind or thunder and lightening.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By baldilocks

Used it for a bike overnighter (camping) and had...

Used it for a bike overnighter (camping) and had no false alarms. Don't know if wind or snow would affect on it. Most the time it's parked inside at my employment, with no false alarms.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By baldilocks

IDK. I think it kind of gives a warning alarm,...

IDK. I think it kind of gives a warning alarm, which usually moves people away from it.
10-26-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By baldilocks

For me, it's not so much temperature as it is...

For me, it's not so much temperature as it is snow. When large amounts fall and it get's pushed to the side of the road, which be the way, is where I ride, things get sketchy. Actually, February...
10-24-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,538
Posted By baldilocks

https://www.harborfreight.com/touchscreen-compatib...

https://www.harborfreight.com/touchscreen-compatible-cold-weather-work-gloves-x-large-64365.html

Bought a pair of these to split wood. They worked so well, I started wearing them to the ice rink....
10-24-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,183
Posted By baldilocks

The weather says we are suppose to have freezing...

The weather says we are suppose to have freezing temps and snow on the 31st. But then it sounds like the middle of November before it goes freezing again. I think I'll hold off on the studded tires...
10-21-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,616
Posted By baldilocks

I never had any problem with regular knobbies....

I never had any problem with regular knobbies. But there was always a fear of hitting ice or black ice. So I bought the least expensive pair of 26 inch studded tires I could find, and they kept me...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By baldilocks

First, I'm sorry that someone stole your stuff. ...

First, I'm sorry that someone stole your stuff. I park my bike in my shop and had never had any trouble. Then, my rear blinker disappeared. I didn't think about I but my front light was pointing...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By baldilocks

On my grocery bike, which is also my inclement...

On my grocery bike, which is also my inclement weather bike, I have both a trunk bag and one Wald 582 basket. My other bike has a cheap trunk bag that has small fold out panniers that are really good...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,861
Posted By baldilocks

I'll be praying for you.

I'll be praying for you.
10-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,616
Posted By baldilocks

If they are 26" these should do. ...

If they are 26" these should do.
...
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By baldilocks

So I will definitely have to make a thread for...

So I will definitely have to make a thread for It. But It was EPIC.
Forum: Touring
09-25-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By baldilocks

I'm so glad I rescheduled. The weather looks...

I'm so glad I rescheduled. The weather looks like it will hold out. In fact, tomorrows weather should be a very nice fall day. I put new batteries in my lights. Aired up my tires and started...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,138
Posted By baldilocks

Last year I rode till February when too much snow...

Last year I rode till February when too much snow made it impossible to share the roads (safely) with cars. I hope to continue as long as possible this year as well.
09-17-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,680
Posted By baldilocks

Why support you LBS? Because you want a pro...

Why support you LBS?

Because you want a pro to assemble your bike. Not the guy that is assembling things at wally world. ...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By baldilocks

My poncho is probably heavy. And I only use it...

My poncho is probably heavy. And I only use it when it gets colder. If it's warm or hot, I'd rather be wet. It has allowed me to ride when I would sweat in a rain coat but freeze without something....
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By baldilocks

I've decided to postpone it a few weeks. The...

I've decided to postpone it a few weeks. The weather should be better. The main component of this was the mountain bike course that I want to go on. I don't mind being wet, but I don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By baldilocks

Thanks for all the replies. Still trying to...

Thanks for all the replies. Still trying to figure it out. It would be more challenging if it were raining. If the forecast looks bad, I could always walk into work tomorrow. We will see.
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By baldilocks

Canceling overnighter?

I have long read of your various tours and though it would be awesome to do. I finally planed a bicycle overnight-er, just to get my feet wet, and the weather isn't cooperating. My plan was to go...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,838
Posted By baldilocks

My family wanted to switch to Boost. Not sure...

My family wanted to switch to Boost. Not sure how the deal works but we have 4 lines for $100 a month. I got a Moto E4 plus. Good camera. The thing is almost too big for me, but it has been a...
08-21-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,931
Posted By baldilocks

This is what I've noticed on my multi use path. ...

This is what I've noticed on my multi use path. Most cyclists call out on your left. The exception is casual cyclist that are having conversations with there riding buddies. The worst are dog...
08-01-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,931
Posted By baldilocks

Good Bike needs to be able to go trail riding at...

Good Bike needs to be able to go trail riding at a moments notice. In-climate weather/grocery bike can have folding baskets, which it now does.



Oh no, I don't believe in walking. Started...
07-09-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,151
Posted By baldilocks

We have lime bikes and scooters in my town. Some...

We have lime bikes and scooters in my town. Some of the bikes wound up in the river. Not sure about the scooters. Not a fan. People put them where ever. Not docking them is good for the user. ...
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