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Forum: Commuting
09-05-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,238
Posted By mikdes

Left side for me as I also ride a motorcycle and...

Left side for me as I also ride a motorcycle and the proper foot to put down first on that is the left foot. The weighting just is more comfortable for me on the left as a result.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-07, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By mikdes

Just ordered one. It came out to about $14.85...

Just ordered one. It came out to about $14.85 USD.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By mikdes

Hmm. So I have 2 responses of "neither." Since...

Hmm. So I have 2 responses of "neither." Since I haven't had big problems without a pad, I guess I'll just continue to go sans-a-pad.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By mikdes

$17 Canadian with shipping. Not bad. Have you...

$17 Canadian with shipping. Not bad. Have you tried those and the Timbuk2 strap pads?
Forum: Commuting
01-16-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By mikdes

Which Timbuk2 strap pad?

The grip pad or the regular one?
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By mikdes

Portland might be worse than Seattle metro today....

Portland might be worse than Seattle metro today. The rain should make the Seahawks game interesting tonight.

Back to the bike, I'm thinking of getting a Townie3 for rainy days. Nice choice!
10-26-06, 12:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,550
Posted By mikdes

Find out if you can get a Brooks that came from a...

Find out if you can get a Brooks that came from a faceless cow. Isn't that what vegans do? They don't consume anything with a face?
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By mikdes

+1 on the campus pedal. I have the Performance...

+1 on the campus pedal. I have the Performance version and they're great. Got them for $29.99.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By mikdes

I don't know Ohio laws, but many states require...

I don't know Ohio laws, but many states require an accident report (different from a police report) only if someone is injured or if total damage exceeds a certain dollar figure. I think here in...
10-24-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,050
Posted By mikdes

Can't get saddle off of seatpost

I need to replace the saddle on my new bike with my Brooks. I've been turning on the bolt so hard that I'm beginning to strip it. It won't budge. And before anyone asks, yes I'm turning it the...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By mikdes

It's no different from cagers. I drive with...

It's no different from cagers. I drive with lights on all day in my car. Some people don't turn them on until the sun has been down for 30 minutes.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By mikdes

Not as odd as it would be to ride a wheelie all...

Not as odd as it would be to ride a wheelie all the way home with no front wheel.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-06, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,647
Posted By mikdes

One on my helmet and one on my seatpost.

One on my helmet and one on my seatpost.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-06, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,539
Posted By mikdes

Those pics have convinced me to fix up my...

Those pics have convinced me to fix up my Streetstomper. Right now the drivetrain is a rusty mess, but an overhaul or an SS conversion will put it right where I want it.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By mikdes

I saw a guy this morning on a uni. Lights and...

I saw a guy this morning on a uni. Lights and everything. From behind from about 1/4 mile I thought he was on a bike, but as I got closer I saw one of his arms go out to his left and realized he...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By mikdes

Right.

Right.
10-19-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By mikdes

Thanks for the input. I'll likely be commuting...

Thanks for the input. I'll likely be commuting with it, though, and it will probably be full every time I use it with clothes, lunch, etc. If I don't have much stuff I'll likely carry my Timbuk2...
10-19-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,842
Posted By mikdes

Sorry. I was at work and didn't have a lot of...

Sorry. I was at work and didn't have a lot of time to read the whole thread. My bad! :(
10-19-06, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By mikdes

Ortlieb Velocity pack

Does anyone have any personal experience with this backpack?

http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?productId=47608363&storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&langId=-1
...
10-19-06, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,842
Posted By mikdes

The Raleigh One-Way fits almost all your...

The Raleigh One-Way fits almost all your requirements.
http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?deptid=5&itemid=349

http://www.raleighusa.com/images/items/Road/full/2007/R07-OneWay_Black-f.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By mikdes

If all you tried was one pill, then that's why it...

If all you tried was one pill, then that's why it didn't work. Claritin takes about 3 days to a week to really take effect. I've taken it for several years, usually just in the spring and early...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By mikdes

Something tells me he won't be trying Musinex.

Something tells me he won't be trying Musinex.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By mikdes

Ortlieb Velocity pack

Does anyone have any personal experience with this backpack?

http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?productId=47608363&storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&langId=-1
...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,607
Posted By mikdes

Here's the Amsterdam. ...

Here's the Amsterdam.

http://bikeportland.org/wp-content/ElectraAmsterdamClassicGr.JPG
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By mikdes

Easy Riker - interesting commuter

Interesting. No clue on price and I imagine it's a bit spendy, but interesting nonetheless.

http://www.easyriker.com/home/englisch2.htm

Handmade Frame
MAGURA Fully Hydraulic Disc Brakes...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-06, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By mikdes

Someone I work with has told me about the...

Someone I work with has told me about the Marathon Race. Anyone know much about that one?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,030
Posted By mikdes

Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Commuting
10-17-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By mikdes

Better yet, have it done on a business card sized...

Better yet, have it done on a business card sized magnet and simply sneak it on to their door. They'll get home, notice it, and have something to read before dinner.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By mikdes

U had some Conti Top Touring 2000 tires and...

U had some Conti Top Touring 2000 tires and didn't have any punctures, but did have a pinch flat that was my own fault and that of the cheap tube I was using. I think the Contact is pretty similar. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,475
Posted By mikdes

I'd consider it free speech. If you didn't...

I'd consider it free speech. If you didn't threaten or touch them, what's the harm other than scaring them sh*tless?
Forum: Commuting
10-13-06, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By mikdes

Some say it's overpriced for what it is and that...

Some say it's overpriced for what it is and that you can find a less expensive bike with similar components and throw on your own, better fenders. Plus it could be a thief magnet.

I just picked...
Forum: Touring
10-11-06, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By mikdes

Depending on timing, you could hit one of...

Depending on timing, you could hit one of Oregon's famous 2-3 day, 80 mph gale storms.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,539
Posted By mikdes

I have an old 88 or so Streetstomper that I'm...

I have an old 88 or so Streetstomper that I'm thinking of turning into my rain commuter. It has two eyelets each on the front and back for racks, fenders. It just needs a major overhaul or...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By mikdes

Hmmm. I'm not usually a fan of hybrids, but that...

Hmmm. I'm not usually a fan of hybrids, but that I kinda like. Very retro.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,092
Posted By mikdes

Someone needs to call Letterman and get his...

Someone needs to call Letterman and get his camera crew out there some morning.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 05:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,173
Posted By mikdes

Make sure you print the web page and bring it in....

Make sure you print the web page and bring it in. I've done that several times and never had a problem.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,173
Posted By mikdes

I just bought the Campus for $29.99 in-store. ...

I just bought the Campus for $29.99 in-store. They were actually $39.99 in-store, but they match their own web prices and it was priced on their site at $29.99. I haven't used them yet, but reviews...
10-05-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,781
Posted By mikdes

I can grow the Cliff Clavin, but choose not to.

I can grow the Cliff Clavin, but choose not to.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,374
Posted By mikdes

Make sure they breathe. I bought some waterproof...

Make sure they breathe. I bought some waterproof pants that don't breathe and when I get to my destination my legs look like they've been in water for three days.
10-05-06, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By mikdes

Off the rack SS - Raleigh One-Way or Bianchi San Jose

Since I'm not real versed in SS components, I'm wondering which of these would be the better bike to be used as a SS commuter. I'm not considering price, and I already have a spare set of fenders so...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 01:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,173
Posted By mikdes

If you think you might have the need for...

If you think you might have the need for platforms once in a while, I would recommend the Performance Campus pedal. It's SPD on one side and platform on the other. They have them for $29.99 right...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By mikdes

You must be from Scotland, then. ;) I've...

You must be from Scotland, then. ;) I've watched those soccer games!!
Forum: Commuting
10-04-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By mikdes

At least he wasn't in his car. By the sounds of...

At least he wasn't in his car. By the sounds of it he probably would have run you down.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-06, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By mikdes

anonymouse99, would you recommend the SU200 as a...

anonymouse99, would you recommend the SU200 as a low-maintenance bike for a 10-mile one-way commute? Is it fast enough to make that ride? Also, I'm in Oregon where it rains 8 months a year. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By mikdes

For that distance of commute I think I'd look at...

For that distance of commute I think I'd look at a mountain-based bike, like the Novara Safari or the Trek SU100/SU200. Heck, I'm thinking of those for my 10 mile commute.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,965
Posted By mikdes

Not as easy to repair, meaning not as many parts...

Not as easy to repair, meaning not as many parts available. Also, if you have a roof rack tray for a non-disc bike, you'll need to replace that tray with one that will accept a disc brake bike.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By mikdes

It might be a little small for me. I guess I...

It might be a little small for me. I guess I could go look at it since it's so close, but that would be at my lunch and the auction will be over by then.

Also, is it me or is there a dent on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-06, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By mikdes

That bike is like 5 minutes from my office and...

That bike is like 5 minutes from my office and I'm looking for a commuter. I'd like something newer but that thing is pretty sweet!
Forum: Commuting
10-03-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By mikdes

It is a bit more, but I've seen this locally in...

It is a bit more, but I've seen this locally in Portland for $379. This might fit the bill and isn't too flashy.

http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike.php?bikeid=1033060&f=21
Forum: Commuting
10-03-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,409
Posted By mikdes

If someone confronts you about the comment, just...

If someone confronts you about the comment, just respond with "HE STARTED IT!"
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