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Forum: Commuting
10-12-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,958
Posted By Rockfish

I have a Brentwood and agree - must be below 25...

I have a Brentwood and agree - must be below 25 for the winter liner, and below 50 to wear it with no liner. This morning it was 43 deg. when I left the house in my summer helmet. I really could have...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,909
Posted By Rockfish

These are both awesome lights that I have used...

These are both awesome lights that I have used for a couple of years of commuting. They come off the bike in 2 seconds using the PB brackets. You can buy extra bracket from PB to put on other bikes....
Forum: Commuting
10-08-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,044
Posted By Rockfish

You can get thin wool cycling hats and caps that...

You can get thin wool cycling hats and caps that cover your ears.
10-05-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Rockfish

The 7800 stuff is pretty nice for dirt cheap...

The 7800 stuff is pretty nice for dirt cheap frame. I'd agree that Planet-X / On-One are among the better under-$200 (if there even could be such a thing) frames out there. But I'd try to swing a...
10-04-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rockfish

Wow. Just. Wow. Very impressive chaadster! ...

Wow. Just. Wow. Very impressive chaadster!

I'd almost worry that you'd be MORE likely to get hit when a passing driver tries to get his phone out to take a picture of you! Just kidding, of course!...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,009
Posted By Rockfish

They're basically the same thing. Buy whichever...

They're basically the same thing. Buy whichever you can find with the best deal on the best spec.
10-02-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rockfish

+1 for Planet Bike battery lights. They all use...

+1 for Planet Bike battery lights. They all use the same mounting clip, so you can attach a bracket to everything you've got and swap the lights around as needed. You can also use their lower powered...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Rockfish

Not sure what your mtb is worth, but you're...

Not sure what your mtb is worth, but you're probably in the ballpark. A criagslist OBO ad will let you know in hurry what someone's willing to pay.
One suggestion - wait until winter passes to...
10-01-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rockfish

Get the best bike you can afford. You can also...

Get the best bike you can afford.
You can also set you bars higher on a road bike if you can find one where the shop hasn't cut the steerer tube yet.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By Rockfish

Brakes should be fine with service and new pads....

Brakes should be fine with service and new pads. Derailler is OK too if it works. You need a new chain.
You should have the headset re-packed. Simple job for a shop. Your BB is probably old loose...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Rockfish

The ball-bearing trick is a good one, and a lot...

The ball-bearing trick is a good one, and a lot cheaper than buying Pitlocks for every bolt on your bike!

I think any bike lock is only good for 8-12 hours. A bike left locked in one place for...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rockfish

Winter commuting is OK if you are prepared....

Winter commuting is OK if you are prepared. Fenders help. And some tires with tread.
Not sure what the max tire size for you bike is but I'd think about some cyclocross tires at least.
09-14-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Rockfish

You might want to think about getting a good...

You might want to think about getting a good jacket, and a separate reflective vest or something, if you child will wear it.

Otherwise, you might have to look to europe for solutions:...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Rockfish

The important key to this technique is to lock...

The important key to this technique is to lock the wheel INSIDE the rear triangle, so the u-luck is around the rear wheel in the space between the seat tube, seat stay and chain stay. The theory is...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Rockfish

The muflaps are from Buddy Flaps I think -...

The muflaps are from Buddy Flaps I think - www.buddyflaps.com
As for performance differences, there are none. Though everyone's perception is different.
The fenders weigh 500-600g. Not nothing, but...
09-13-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By Rockfish

Brooks generally require a break-in period to be...

Brooks generally require a break-in period to be comfortable - not a good choice if you are going on a trip in a week! Find a Specialized dealer nearby and have them fit you for one of their "Body...
09-13-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By Rockfish

Sorry, but a generic "comfy seat" question...

Sorry, but a generic "comfy seat" question doesn't give us anything to go on. What type of riding do you do? How far, how long? What is your position on the bike? What saddles have you used before...
09-12-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By Rockfish

I have a Sam too! Love it. But I assumed we were...

I have a Sam too! Love it. But I assumed we were talking lower price-point here
Forum: Commuting
09-12-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,749
Posted By Rockfish

22 miles is too damn long. 22 miles X 2 is way...

22 miles is too damn long. 22 miles X 2 is way too damn long. Hell, my average "long" weekend ride isn't that long.
As for your co worker - I'd drive him 22 miles from nowhere and drop him off. In...
09-11-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By Rockfish

Any decent bike will work for a trailer - they...

Any decent bike will work for a trailer - they don't put a very large load on the frame itself as the majority of weight is carried by the trailer wheels. You might, however, want to think about a...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Rockfish

+1 on tjspiel's advice above. That's basically...

+1 on tjspiel's advice above. That's basically it.
A few other ideas - wool t-shirts from Ibex, Icebreaker, or Smartwool are great across many seasons. Also, try NOT to combine your insulation and...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,098
Posted By Rockfish

Good timing - I saw one of these for the first...

Good timing - I saw one of these for the first time this morning when a guy locked up next to me on the bike rack with his pedals all a-blinking! I like that they don't need batteries - a huge plus...
08-21-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Rockfish

I would strongly suggest visiting a bike shop...

I would strongly suggest visiting a bike shop near you. They will be able to properly fit you on your bike and assemble it.
Purchasing a bike online may be cheaper, but the bikes you are looking at...
07-10-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Rockfish

Big Apples are a great choice. I run the...

Big Apples are a great choice.
I run the 2.00's (or 2.15's I forget) on my 26" LHT and they roll very well with light loads, handle any load, and have been very flat resistant. I actually started...
07-09-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By Rockfish

Not MY shoes. It's the OP who has the problem. ...

Not MY shoes. It's the OP who has the problem.

Furthermore, the OP never really said what happened, only that it's a "confidence" issue. That still doesn't help me help him. I had a bad mountain...
07-09-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Rockfish

I would make sure you have the right seat height,...

I would make sure you have the right seat height, and a proper width saddle for your riding position. General rule of thumb is the more upright your position, the wider your saddle can be.

I've...
07-05-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Rockfish

I've seen this many times on various sites and...

I've seen this many times on various sites and blogs, and I'm planning to try it myself in the near future. It's not "authorized" of course, so you need to invent your own way of securing it, but it...
07-03-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Rockfish

Judging from the way the rack stays are bent, it...

Judging from the way the rack stays are bent, it looks to me like the seat will only work with the specially-designed Topeak rack. I have 2 other Topeak racks (not disc compatible, though) that don't...
07-03-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Rockfish

I have a lot of Topeak stuff and they seem pretty...

I have a lot of Topeak stuff and they seem pretty fond of their rack system, so I'm guessing if the seat comes with a rack it's pretty much designed only to work with that rack.
Can't tell if...
07-02-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Rockfish

I'm guessing the improvement you felt was due to...

I'm guessing the improvement you felt was due to a longer saddle-to-bar distance, which gave you better balance on the bike. Try measuring the distance from the saddle to the center of the handlbar...
06-26-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Rockfish

The 7.5 is a nice bike. Congrats. Key to...

The 7.5 is a nice bike. Congrats.
Key to relieving hand pressure is proper balance on the bike front-rear.
To get an idea of what your trying for, imagine standing up straight with your arms...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Rockfish

Used is a whole different can of beans. Who knows...

Used is a whole different can of beans. Who knows what you can find out there.
For new, Slim's list is awesome. I might add the Trek Allant ($639) and Soho ($1039) to the list.

Also, the Breezer...
06-19-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Rockfish

Sorry you haven't received many replies. If...

Sorry you haven't received many replies.
If you have a back injury your first priority should be position and comfort. Lighter weight and more nimble handling won't mean anything if you are in pain...
06-12-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,900
Posted By Rockfish

The typical pletscher or greenfield stand can be...

The typical pletscher or greenfield stand can be cut to any length. (Search for "greenfield kickstand" on amazon or ask almost any LBS)
Not sure you can mount the stand on very small frames though....
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,121
Posted By Rockfish

I use the top deck for all sorts of things. Seems...

I use the top deck for all sorts of things. Seems that it doesn't hurt anything to have it if you need it, especially if you want a bike that can do pretty much anything.

BTW, I have the Topeak...
06-07-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By Rockfish

It's not clear from your post what your situation...

It's not clear from your post what your situation is. Do you have a specific medical situation that prevents you from riding your road bike? Is it a confidence issue stemming from a crash you had on...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,279
Posted By Rockfish

Exactly. I've been thinking about a folder for...

Exactly. I've been thinking about a folder for the last leg of my multi-mode commute into NYC, but hopefully with bike share I can skip the hassle of carrying it on the train, etc and just pick up a...
05-29-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,493
Posted By Rockfish

This post just made the entire internet worth it!...

This post just made the entire internet worth it! To be able to come back to your story 9 YEARS LATER is just amazing - thanks for doing it, and letting us know how much these things can mean over...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,279
Posted By Rockfish

I think the idea with the time limits, however...

I think the idea with the time limits, however inconvenient they may be, is to keep bikes in circulation. Also, the time limits aren't carved in stone, so they can adjust them in the future - shorter...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,391
Posted By Rockfish

They help. I wouldn't rely on them to replace...

They help. I wouldn't rely on them to replace lights, but they certainly help. It's best to put it on moving parts - crank arms, rims (the inner face, not the braking area! - because the motion...
05-24-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By Rockfish

+1 You can use aluminum, or a stronger rigid...

+1 You can use aluminum, or a stronger rigid plastic. You want to distribute the stress of the attachment across as much of the coroplast as possible.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Rockfish

I would say for a 31 mile R/T commute with hills...

I would say for a 31 mile R/T commute with hills you want something that is comfortable, efficient, and versatile. I think you'd want a road bike with fatter tires for more comfort - 32's at least....
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Rockfish

That is amazing! Thanks for posting it. I've...

That is amazing! Thanks for posting it. I've looked at that frame ( and the Pompino) several times over the last few weeks It never occurred to me it would be an awesome IGH disc commuter! At that...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Rockfish

Hey Jim. Just to be clear there wasn't any...

Hey Jim. Just to be clear there wasn't any speculation about what kind of person you are. Just about what kind of bike you want. I was hoping it was clear that my comment was good natured. Apparently...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,100
Posted By Rockfish

I'll put in a non-Brooks vote for WTB saddles....

I'll put in a non-Brooks vote for WTB saddles. Lots of size/proportion options to suit. And there are few models with non-garish graphics.
Many people also seem to like Specialized Body Geometry...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Rockfish

Tough one. There are not a lot of "road" disc...

Tough one. There are not a lot of "road" disc frames out there. Mostly 'cross oriented. I'd suggest the Soma Double Cross Disc frame. Build it up how you want. If color is really important to you,...
05-21-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Rockfish

Saddle choice is so personal, it's really...

Saddle choice is so personal, it's really difficult to solicit, or offer, opinions. For most people, it is trial and error. That can get a bit expensive, but is worth it. You might ask your local...
05-21-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,658
Posted By Rockfish

Awesome! That's all you can ask for. Happy riding!

Awesome! That's all you can ask for. Happy riding!
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By Rockfish

Get rid of the reflector. That's where the light...

Get rid of the reflector. That's where the light should go.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By Rockfish

Local group was giving out water and power bars,...

Local group was giving out water and power bars, but since I ride every day regardless I figured I'd leave it for any new converts they might be able to entice.
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