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02-26-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,075
Posted By bhop

I have SPD-SL pedals on both my bikes. I commute...

I have SPD-SL pedals on both my bikes. I commute on my fixie (keep spare shoes at my desk at work), i shop sometimes during my lunch break or on the way home. Walking in road shoes (for short...
02-24-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,905
Posted By bhop

If you really want to ride around the "city"...

If you really want to ride around the "city" parts of L.A. then you WILL have to deal with some hills. I ride a fixed gear sometimes, all over the place so I guess they're not that bad though. You...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,523
Posted By bhop

My girlfriend doesn't like potatoes. I like...

My girlfriend doesn't like potatoes. I like potatoes.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,523
Posted By bhop

I just meant why people say it's hard to walk in...

I just meant why people say it's hard to walk in them. I understand they're not good for much off the bike. I've had security at stores not want to let me in with my shoes, but I put a rubber cover...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,523
Posted By bhop

I didn't read through all the arguing, but here...

I didn't read through all the arguing, but here are my thoughts.

I keep seeing people say stuff like "clipless for speed" "clipless won't really make you faster", etc. .. to that, I say that I...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By bhop

I used to be skeptical of bibs till I tried them....

I used to be skeptical of bibs till I tried them. Now I only wear them.

As noglider kinda mentioned, regular bike shorts 'dig in' to my waist and make my stomach feel uncomfortable. I think if...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By bhop

I don't disagree, but if the intersection is...

I don't disagree, but if the intersection is empty, there is little chance of a fatal accident.



In that case, i'd say he was an idiot. If there are other cars in the intersection, wait your...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By bhop

But was there a car in the intersection? If not,...

But was there a car in the intersection? If not, nobody was at risk.
05-09-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,757
Posted By bhop

I HATED the b17. I couldn't get it comfortable...

I HATED the b17. I couldn't get it comfortable at all no matter how I set it. Plus it rubbed/chafed my thighs. I got a Swift and never looked back... well, until I bought a Swallow, but then I...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,642
Posted By bhop

Dang, I hope you contacted the school the bus...

Dang, I hope you contacted the school the bus came from.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,642
Posted By bhop

Did I get hit or was I caused to crash? Yes =...

Did I get hit or was I caused to crash? Yes = too close, No= Not too close.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,842
Posted By bhop

I live in L.A. It's not that bad compared to a...

I live in L.A. It's not that bad compared to a few years back. I rarely have any issues anymore. What part of town are you riding? Are you riding on main streets or parallel smaller streets? That...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,218
Posted By bhop

I look for fit, airflow, weight, and price, in...

I look for fit, airflow, weight, and price, in that order. I don't mind paying a little more for a good helmet. I mean, i'm going to be using it every day so i'll get my money's worth.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,838
Posted By bhop

I started carrying my mini pump again after...

I started carrying my mini pump again after getting three flats in a row one morning a couple weeks ago. I had a huge piece of metal puncture my tube, so I switched it out. Pumped it up with co2,...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,626
Posted By bhop

I rode to work with panniers for the first time...

I rode to work with panniers for the first time today on my fixie. It felt really weird and unstable at first. Things like standing up to pedal, or just turning felt wobbly, but later on I started...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By bhop

I used to drive, but lately i've just been...

I used to drive, but lately i've just been clipping on my fenders and going for it. In L.A., the traffic get worse when it rains and it can double the driving time. The bike isn't affected by...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,906
Posted By bhop

I'm not a morning person at all, so i'm almost...

I'm not a morning person at all, so i'm almost always "cutting it close" which means I usually have to push pretty hard in the mornings. Luckily it's mostly downhill to work. On the uphill ride...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By bhop

Eh.. well, she also said she's willing to lock it...

Eh.. well, she also said she's willing to lock it with a cable.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By bhop

I recently bought a brooks cambium and have been...

I recently bought a brooks cambium and have been riding it for a couple weeks now. I feel like it's the most comfortable saddle i've been on so far.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,465
Posted By bhop

Sometimes traffic gets like this (and the...

Sometimes traffic gets like this (and the previous video) in L.A. and I ride the same way. It's really not as scary or dangerous as youtube videos make it seem IMO. Just don't do anything stupid...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,465
Posted By bhop

Depends on the other side of the intersection,...

Depends on the other side of the intersection, but generally yes. Not always though.
02-18-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,942
Posted By bhop

1. '13 Subaru WRX 364861 2. Ferrari F40 3....

1. '13 Subaru WRX
364861
2. Ferrari F40
3. Prius - although, crap/dangerous drivers in any car can take over the top hate spot
02-04-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 37,663
Posted By bhop

On page two of this thread is his brand new from...

On page two of this thread is his brand new from the box pics. The wear is pretty mellow, but is obvious after comparing it. Having a nearly new Cambium myself, I can also see the difference.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

You can get a real bimmer bike ...

You can get a real bimmer bike
http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/3571/BMW-M-BIKE-CARBON-RACER
Forum: Commuting
02-01-14, 12:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

Brooks put this on their instagram feed recently...

Brooks put this on their instagram feed recently http://instagram.com/p/jhKV8aIz5I/
Forum: Commuting
01-31-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

It points backwards. It's a knog skink. ...

It points backwards.

It's a knog skink. Normally it'd attach to the seatpost or other vertical surface, which is why it's on my saddle bag strap. I also have a rear light on my backpack.



...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

I don't think it was saturated. I didn't really...

I don't think it was saturated. I didn't really look at it too closely though.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 11:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

No, but you don't sit on them. ----- ...

No, but you don't sit on them.

-----

So, the ride home was awesome! This saddle feels great. At first I had it pushed back too far, so wasn't sure, but after I stopped and adjusted it it felt...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

Not sure what you mean.. there is no exposed...

Not sure what you mean.. there is no exposed metal on the seating surface.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By bhop

I do it every time I take my car in for service. ...

I do it every time I take my car in for service. Nobody seems to really care.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,732
Posted By bhop

Warmest here in so-cal. I kinda wish it would...

Warmest here in so-cal. I kinda wish it would get colder..
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

I know what you mean. I wouldn't put it on my...

I know what you mean. I wouldn't put it on my roadie (it's currently wearing a carbon saddle), but compared to the swift I had on the fixed before, it's actually lighter.




Well, the saddle...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

Well, it's vulcanized rubber, not just "regular"...

Well, it's vulcanized rubber, not just "regular" rubber, so i'd expect it to hold up well.

Plus, i'm sitting on it most of the time while outdoors and my bikes are stored inside, so there's that...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,500
Posted By bhop

Brooks Cambium

I just picked up this new saddle for my fixie. I had a Swift on it before, and it was good, but never felt 100% so I figured i'd give something new a try. I put it on at lunch and took it for a...
01-30-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 37,663
Posted By bhop

I just picked up one of these. First impression...

I just picked up one of these. First impression (from a parking lot ride during lunch break at work) asstastic! Feels great. Hopefully the ride home (10 miles) will be just as good. I was worried...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,735
Posted By bhop

Yeah, she picked up a Bianchi mixte hybrid-ish...

Yeah, she picked up a Bianchi mixte hybrid-ish type bike this past weekend and seems to love it so far. Upright ride with horizontal brake levers. I think when she was shopping this bike (allez)...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,735
Posted By bhop

This was my commuter today. My girlfriend bought...

This was my commuter today. My girlfriend bought this Allez a while back, but she can't really ride it. She feels like it's too big and doesn't like a racing riding position and just doesn't feel...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,544
Posted By bhop

I just call/text the boss and tell her I got a...

I just call/text the boss and tell her I got a flat. No big deal at my job.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,500
Posted By bhop

This is what I use, a Lumina 650. It's pricy,...

This is what I use, a Lumina 650. It's pricy, but it's brighter than my magic shine was and doesn't have the ultra annoying external battery pack. It uses the same charge connector as my phone, so...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 30,950
Posted By bhop

I don't like kickstands. My GF has one on her...

I don't like kickstands. My GF has one on her vintage specialized racing bike and it drives me insane.
09-26-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,448
Posted By bhop

True, but sometimes the 'he swerved' is actually...

True, but sometimes the 'he swerved' is actually real. I see people weaving all over the road all the time, moving left into the traffic flow without even looking.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By bhop

I get bored sometimes, but whenever I try to mix...

I get bored sometimes, but whenever I try to mix it up and take a different path, I end up running into bigger hills, lots of potholes, or more traffic. Can't win..
09-24-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,448
Posted By bhop

Exactly. They're hypocrites. Not to mention, in...

Exactly. They're hypocrites. Not to mention, in my daily commutes, I see more cyclists actually obeying traffic laws than not. There are still people that ride like they have a death wish, but the...
09-24-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,448
Posted By bhop

I've been reading the comments on ktla's facebook...

I've been reading the comments on ktla's facebook page some of the morning. Drivers don't really care, and of course, it's all our fault for being in the road anyway. Nothing new..
...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,236
Posted By bhop

I use the Genuine Innovations nano microflate.....

I use the Genuine Innovations nano microflate.. it's cheap and tiny and works flawlessly every time. I get a lot of flats, L.A. roads are crap, so i've gotten a lot of use out of it. It's not metal...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,546
Posted By bhop

I use raceblades. Sure, they don't fold, but I...

I use raceblades. Sure, they don't fold, but I always check the forecast before I ride and if I need to, I can just clip them on and take them off when I get home. It rarely rains in so-cal, so...
09-19-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,297
Posted By bhop

Earbuds are only unsafe if they're too loud. If...

Earbuds are only unsafe if they're too loud. If anyone has used apple earbuds, they'd know that you can still hear almost everything around you when they're at a reasonable level. I can hear every...
09-13-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,689
Posted By bhop

I was using a MW Vandal for a while, which is...

I was using a MW Vandal for a while, which is great for winter because I tend to carry more stuff on my commute, but in warmer weather I just don't need that huge thing on my back. I looked into the...
09-13-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,259
Posted By bhop

I just meant that I took it off after a month,...

I just meant that I took it off after a month, during the break-in period. My Swift already felt great, but the Swallow was too ass-hatchety. I couldn't handle it.. :(

..although, maybe i'll...
09-10-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 230,180
Posted By bhop

I haven't posted on this site in a while, but...

I haven't posted on this site in a while, but I've had my 40th b/day since the last time I have. Still love riding fixed.
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