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Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,666
Posted By ch9862

Joggers in bike lanes

Hope this is the right forum. I'm beginning to see more joggers running in on-the-street bike lanes. I think the few I'd seen were running in the direction of traffic (not sure though!), but last...
08-28-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By ch9862

Chain rub

Can't seem to get rid of chain rub.

I put Tiagra compact crankset and FD on my bike (I believe FC-4650 and FD-4600), and can't get rid of chain rub. It only happens in big ring and when some...
09-16-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,817
Posted By ch9862

I used to have a seat by Roemer which might work....

I used to have a seat by Roemer which might work. I guess they were since bought by Britax:
http://www.britax-roemer.com/child-bike-seats/overview-child-bike-seats
These seats attach only to seat...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,957
Posted By ch9862

I have Metropolis, and walked around with it all...

I have Metropolis, and walked around with it all winter - carrying it on one shoulder. It's not meant to be worn like this, but I had no problems as long as contents was light. When it was heavier...
03-06-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Thanks!

Thanks!
03-03-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Looks like you all had a blast, too =). Thanks...

Looks like you all had a blast, too =). Thanks for sharing.

May I ask how old is your son, and if he likes to pedal?
02-27-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Thank you for these - it's interesting how many...

Thank you for these - it's interesting how many different ideas people come up with.

I think I'll start with the weehoo you mentioned. They have dealers in my area - I'll see what they say.
...
02-26-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Thanks - I'll take a look at the first two...

Thanks - I'll take a look at the first two opitons. Although the first one looks easier and cheaper - so I guess I'll start there.

Thanks again!
02-25-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Thank you for responding. Little background...

Thank you for responding.

Little background - I've been commuting on a bike since mid-90s. My commute will be on a bike trail - at least most of it. It's a little hilly here, but I can deal with...
02-24-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Nobody commutes with their young ones?

Nobody commutes with their young ones?
02-23-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ch9862

Trailer? And which one...

I'm looking for ideas on how to get my son to/from daycare.

He's just over 4 years old around 35 lbs. I want to start commuting when it gets warmer, but am wondering how to bring him with me. I...
10-18-10, 06:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By ch9862

Great idea

Not sure if it belongs here (or in Training & Nutrition :D), but what a neat idea:
http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/GIC/2010/10/13__BeerBikes__PM,archiveCtx=2026604.html

:thumb:
10-06-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By ch9862

AC could have gotten clenbuterol with blood...

AC could have gotten clenbuterol with blood transfusion. If that's the case, we don't know how much of the drug he had taken or how long before extracting blood.
10-05-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By ch9862

So you're saying riders should only be tested...

So you're saying riders should only be tested during the race. Why would it be unimportant what they do when training?
10-05-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By ch9862

But if minute amount is detected, it would...

But if minute amount is detected, it would indicate that the rider used the substance before the race - shouldn't it be penalized?

I'd be curious to know if clenbuterol can really be considered a...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,532
Posted By ch9862

I prefer SPDs, because I can set spring tension;...

I prefer SPDs, because I can set spring tension; I did find unclipping from CB pedals harder - although I don't think I have fallen as a result, so ...

Quality: I used to have non-Shimano SPD...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By ch9862

I ride similar route often - I get on W&OD trail...

I ride similar route often - I get on W&OD trail where it crosses Shreve, then Custis Trail, Mt. Vernon, 4 Mile Run, back to W&OD trail and home. I think trail surface is pretty good. Are you...
09-10-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,545
Posted By ch9862

You summed up me feelings very well - it was some...

You summed up me feelings very well - it was some stage yesterday. And I agree with the rest of your post, too.

Others may know more though.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By ch9862

Messenger bag should not shift - you need one...

Messenger bag should not shift - you need one with a stabilizing strap and you need to wear it high up on your back.

Backpack is similar to a messenger bag - contributes to the "top heavy...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,713
Posted By ch9862

I'd think that tires (size / pressure) and your...

I'd think that tires (size / pressure) and your position on the bike made much more difference than frame material. Enjoy your ride all the same!

Others may know more though.
07-20-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,892
Posted By ch9862

1. Sorry for dragging this out, I have spotty net...

1. Sorry for dragging this out, I have spotty net access.
2. I'm not pro-AS, anti-AC, etc.


As I wrote earlier, that's on Fabian. Since everyone decided to follow his lead, we got controversy. ...
07-20-10, 08:17 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,892
Posted By ch9862

Yes, but he wasn't in yellow. I'm not sure what...

Yes, but he wasn't in yellow. I'm not sure what were they supposed to do anyway, since it happened so close to the finish line.


For me the exact reason is irrelevant. When Vino saw the guy in...
07-19-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,892
Posted By ch9862

I watched the last climb and descent live, and...

I watched the last climb and descent live, and was disappointed by Alberto's move. That's no way to get into yellow. Sean Kelly put it very well on Eurosport: we're divided over what happened, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,264
Posted By ch9862

I'm not sure if there's a whole lot of difference...

I'm not sure if there's a whole lot of difference between them. As long as we're talking about real messenger bags and backpacks. FWIW, I use one of Chrome larger bags (Metropolis?), and love it -...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By ch9862

Speedplay road pedals come with 4-screw cleats...

Speedplay road pedals come with 4-screw cleats and 3-screw adapter - chances are you'd need different shoes than for SPD-compatible cleats (like eggbeaters). Little loss though, as they are not...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,074
Posted By ch9862

I have SKS raceblade - these aren't full coverage...

I have SKS raceblade - these aren't full coverage fenders, but don't require any eyelets. I had to secure front stays to brake bosses, because it was slipping down the front fork, but they work...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By ch9862

I think one of us is missing something, and if...

I think one of us is missing something, and if it's me - I can't see what. Some shrubberies, perhaps ;)?

Others may know more though.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By ch9862

I agree, but it still makes me uneasy. I often...

I agree, but it still makes me uneasy. I often find myself attaching my bike to some thickish sign post, forcing me to choose either frame or rear wheel. I always choose the frame. Perhaps it's a...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By ch9862

Same here. I used several Conti models, and they...

Same here. I used several Conti models, and they all seemed a little undersized. But a little - not 26 instead of 32. 4 seasons I have on now measure 27mm, even though the label says 28.

Others...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By ch9862

I'm not sure if the Kona you linked to would be a...

I'm not sure if the Kona you linked to would be a good fit. I can't see in the pics, but does it have eyelets for fenders and rack? Note also that rear brake caliper is mounted on seat stay -...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 28,974
Posted By ch9862

I've been using take-a-look for the last few...

I've been using take-a-look for the last few years. It's sturdy, takes abuse well, and is easy to adjust while riding.

However: I have it on my glasses, not on the helmet. The first one I bought...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,567
Posted By ch9862

Interesting question. Few years ago, not...

Interesting question.

Few years ago, not having had proper "bike-friendly" bag, I tried to find alternatives. I did think panniers to be more "agreeable" than load strapped to the rear rack,...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By ch9862

Supposed as in: that's what manufacturer says in...

Supposed as in: that's what manufacturer says in the instructions? Haven't noticed that. Seems like SKS had an odd idea here, considering that these rods are pretty thick =).

Others may know...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By ch9862

I have these fenders gathering dust in the...

I have these fenders gathering dust in the basement. My problem was with the front one - significant toe overlap, caused by the supports which extend beyond fender.

For this wet season I...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 03:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,341
Posted By ch9862

I ride on clean roads, and have Michelin Krylion...

I ride on clean roads, and have Michelin Krylion Carbon (700x23) on my cx bike when it's dry. They are light (235g) and last forever, but slip easily when it's wet. Now, when it rains almost every...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,091
Posted By ch9862

Intersting range of opinions. I'm with...

Intersting range of opinions.

I'm with whoever wrote discs > Vs > cantis.

I used to ride bikes with V brakes, and they were OK for the most part. Locked up wheels a bit too fast (in...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By ch9862

When I used to live there, I'd bypass part of the...

When I used to live there, I'd bypass part of the trail in Falls Church - cross it on West, make a right on Lincoln Ave, and get on it on the other side of Rte 29. It IS weird to see these parts on...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By ch9862

I put SKS Raceblade XLs on my "commuting bike". ...

I put SKS Raceblade XLs on my "commuting bike". Rear fender works fine, but the front one slides down the fork - because my fork is fatter on top then lower down. Rubber straps that came with the...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By ch9862

I use Park chain checker (CC-3) to tell me when I...

I use Park chain checker (CC-3) to tell me when I need to replace my chain.

Others may know more though.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,857
Posted By ch9862

I have a basket on one of my bikes - attached to...

I have a basket on one of my bikes - attached to the handlebars. There are two things I don't like about it: when loaded with groceries it makes steering definitely awkward, and prevents me from...
09-14-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By ch9862

Rear der. pulleys

My bike developed fairly annoying noise, which I'm pretty sure comes from rear der. It's very much like a bird chirp. The bike is 1x9, with Shimano 105 rear derailer (long cage). When riding under...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By ch9862

Starting off with used bike is a great idea - and...

Starting off with used bike is a great idea - and the bike looks very nice! I hope it fits you :). Be aware that high pressure tires on alu frame might feel rough - but don't take my word for it,...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By ch9862

It sounds like you're relatively new to cycling,...

It sounds like you're relatively new to cycling, is that right? I'd say go with a bike that fits you. If you're not sure about Volpe, compare it with something else you can test ride locally - not...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By ch9862

If I were you, I'd avoid getting something...

If I were you, I'd avoid getting something similar to what you have. And if you flipped the stem on your Specialized, wouldn't Motobecane be close?

Things to consider:
- if it rains a lot, disc...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,508
Posted By ch9862

I think we'll have to agree we see things...

I think we'll have to agree we see things differently. For the record, I'm not advocating unannounced drafting, I just don't perceive it as a safety issue (for the draftee =).

Others may know...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-09, 04:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,508
Posted By ch9862

Perhaps that was too strong a word. But when I...

Perhaps that was too strong a word. But when I first started commuting, and didn't know any better, I'd ridden close behind others on occasion. Until I was told off once or twice (I normally live...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,508
Posted By ch9862

I don't get the whole drafting issue. If...

I don't get the whole drafting issue. If somebody wants to rest behind me - what do I care? If wheels overlap - he goes down, not me. If he can't avoid some obstacle because he can't see it in...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By ch9862

Stereotyping never fails to make some chuckle. ...

Stereotyping never fails to make some chuckle. But if anything, it's a sign of how far removed from WWII the young generation of Germans can be. And I think it's a good thing.

Others may know...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By ch9862

What I had my heart set on from the moment I saw...

What I had my heart set on from the moment I saw it was this: http://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/bikes/cyclocross/pure-blood. But it's not particularly cheap, which is why I don't have one.

Getting...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By ch9862

Oh, that's an interesting conundrum. Given...

Oh, that's an interesting conundrum. Given financial constrains, would I choose steel frame with bar end shifters, or alu frame with brifters?

I'd personally prefer former. It should be cheaper...
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