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Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,978
Posted By Businezguy

One thing you are forgetting is by reducing the...

One thing you are forgetting is by reducing the amount of miles you are driving your car reduces the amount of insurance you pay for that car if you notify your insurance company. You should...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,422
Posted By Businezguy

Just look at it as technology going forward. In...

Just look at it as technology going forward. In all seriousness, if more Americans are going to begin biking, and DEPENDING on bikes for transportation, there's no reason there shouldn't be...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,422
Posted By Businezguy

When I read about this, I thought it was a great...

When I read about this, I thought it was a great idea. I didn't expect it to get support here, where folks are very ethusiastic about bikes.

The important reason this could use your support is...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Businezguy

Funny you should say that. I was in Colorado...

Funny you should say that.

I was in Colorado last week looking to see what jobs are available. Needless to say, Denver and Colorado Springs are not exactly the happening places I was under the...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Businezguy

Looks like I'll be able to use the train about 90...

Looks like I'll be able to use the train about 90 percent of the time, and on certain days, I'll have to take a car the whole way. I was just hoping to avoid a car, but in today's society, we are...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Businezguy

There's gotta be a way I can have a car free...

There's gotta be a way I can have a car free commute. I can't believe there are no options.

I'll use public transportation, a bike, or any combination therein. Anybody know anything?
Forum: Commuting
03-14-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Businezguy

Help! Commuting from Hackettstown to Newark, NJ!

I'm looking to do a car-free commute from Hackettstown to Newark if possible. I'd probably purchase a folding bike.

The problem is, the train that would take me to and from Hackettstown wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I'm considering the same right now, and favoring...

I'm considering the same right now, and favoring the used bike. I probably won't make a decision before the spring. I need nicer weather to become inspired to follow through with my thoughts.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By Businezguy

That goat fainting demonstration was hillarious. ...

That goat fainting demonstration was hillarious. You guys post some of the best stuff! Did you see that one goat that fell completely on his back?
Forum: Commuting
02-19-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,049
Posted By Businezguy

I'm curious as to how much this bike set you back...

I'm curious as to how much this bike set you back also. How much did it cost to get measurements for this bike?
Forum: Commuting
02-18-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

Unfortunately, I'm attached to the wife too much....

Unfortunately, I'm attached to the wife too much. It's a cruel fate I suffer, I know.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

Thanks so much for all of your advice. Right...

Thanks so much for all of your advice. Right now I'm leaning towards finding a great used bike from Ebay. My new reasoning goes I should get a cheap, reliable bike since they are so easy to find,...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-07, 12:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

You certainly make some VERY good points! Your...

You certainly make some VERY good points! Your suggestion is a major consideration. Heck, it'd even impress my wife if I could pull that off!
Forum: Commuting
02-14-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

The Sherpa looks like a pretty interesting bike. ...

The Sherpa looks like a pretty interesting bike. Why would you recommend it over the Long Haul Trucker? I'm not an expert at reading specifications, so I apologize if I'm asking for you to...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

My thought is the Karate Monkey is a better...

My thought is the Karate Monkey is a better compromise than the crosscheck, because the KM will be better offroad, and I want to enjoy a lot of offroad riding/touring. I probably should have...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I'm so tempted to sell my Prophet and buy a...

I'm so tempted to sell my Prophet and buy a cheaper (although more useful bike for my needs), and avoid my wife's wrath. I would have to agree getting a used touring bike is a very tempting option...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 11:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I'd probably consider the Cannondale Bad Boy Disc...

I'd probably consider the Cannondale Bad Boy Disc http://cyclecraft.com/itemdetails.cfm?catalogId=1&id=2608 before I'd consider the Ultra, since it doesn't have suspension. That makes it more...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 11:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I really don't want a pure road bike, but I will...

I really don't want a pure road bike, but I will be more than happy to by used if it means saving myself some money. I realize whatever bike I get couldn't be a complete replacement of my Prophet,...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I am considering a Surly Long Haul Trucker. ...

I am considering a Surly Long Haul Trucker. What would be the advantage of it versus the Karate Monkey? I'd assume it's the long chainstay? Does a longer chaintay make a bike more compatible...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 11:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I'm definitely favoring keeping my Prophet. ...

I'm definitely favoring keeping my Prophet. It's an awesome bike, and I'm certainly willing to get a nice used bike to work with that to save money. With that said, the "virtually" in your...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

What bike would you suggest? I really do want...

What bike would you suggest? I really do want this bike to go on some pretty demanding trails. Would a cross/touring road bike hold up to this demand? I've already decided I don't want...
02-13-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,298
Posted By Businezguy

It sounds like what you are saying is that what I...

It sounds like what you are saying is that what I want will take decades to develop. ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-13-07, 10:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By Businezguy

I need your advice badly!

I really need some advice or at least somebody to point me in the right direction. I recently spent a good amount of money on a Cannondale Prophet 1000. It's a great bike, I enjoy it immensely,...
02-12-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,298
Posted By Businezguy

Believe me, I wish I could afford one of those...

Believe me, I wish I could afford one of those bikes. Honestly, they are just too rich for my blood right now. There would be two things I'd really need to see for me to get a bike like that. ...
02-11-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,298
Posted By Businezguy

I just finished reading this entire thread, and I...

I just finished reading this entire thread, and I found it quite fascinating. I would really like to be able to commute to work on a bike comfortably in the future, although where my work is...
Forum: Touring
12-27-06, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Businezguy

Why would it be so bad to convert my Prophet? I...

Why would it be so bad to convert my Prophet? I don't plan to do anything drastic with it.

So it looks like I'd have to get a trailer. That shouldn't be so bad. I'll go with the Ibex as...
Forum: Touring
12-24-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Businezguy

Help me make my Prophet a tour bike!

I purchased a Cannondale Prophet 1000 because I wanted a go anywhere type of bike. Since the bike is a dual suspension bike, it's far more difficult to make it into a touring bike. I'm very...
Forum: Touring
09-23-06, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

My thinking exactly. I don't want to advertise...

My thinking exactly. I don't want to advertise my bike. I don't neccessarily want people to KNOW I have a bike. I paid a lot for my bike, and I want it to last for at least the next 10 years. ...
Forum: Touring
09-20-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

One other thing to bring up. I won't start...

One other thing to bring up. I won't start touring until probably next year, and by then I will be considerably lighter. Considering I started riding this bike when I was 300 lbs, I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Touring
09-20-06, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

The fork is actually the best part of the bike,...

The fork is actually the best part of the bike, and one of the reasons folks choose Cannondale. If I need to, I can put more air in the fork so it can take the weight. I was concerned more with...
Forum: Touring
09-20-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

Thanks! I appreciate your explaination. It...

Thanks! I appreciate your explaination. It would have taken me awhile to figure out how they categorize three season vs. four season tents. Four season tents are apparently more of an...
Forum: Touring
09-20-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Businezguy

Honestly, Trek WOULD say something like that. ...

Honestly, Trek WOULD say something like that. Since they didn't test it, they aren't going to suggest you DO it. That doesn't mean you can't do it though. I think Trek was just covering...
Forum: Touring
09-20-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Businezguy

The Bob holds 70 pounds in addition to the weight...

The Bob holds 70 pounds in addition to the weight of the trailer, so the Bob can hold more. I honestly think 50 lbs is on the lower side to make a trailer useful. In fact, I'm a bit disappointed...
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

Wow! I wish it was a bit lighter, but other...

Wow! I wish it was a bit lighter, but other then that, it looks like what I'm looking for. I need to read up on it more. I hope it's 4 season!
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

The back of the bike seems to be exposed. Have...

The back of the bike seems to be exposed. Have you used this tent for camping? How is it?
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

By the way, I'm looking for a pretty comfortable...

By the way, I'm looking for a pretty comfortable tent. I don't need anything extremely lightweight. Under 10 pounds would be fine.
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,813
Posted By Businezguy

Tent with vestibule for bike

I'm looking for a good touring tent with plenty of space, and a vestibule that can fit my extra large Cannondale Prophet 1000 bike. I can't imagine leaving my bike outdoors with the weather, or so...
07-29-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Businezguy

Looks really nice! Who made those barends?

Looks really nice! Who made those barends?
07-27-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Businezguy

The Specialized Epic looks quite amazing,...

The Specialized Epic looks quite amazing, although I'm looking at a minimum of 2k for one. Also, with the Trek I get more control over what I want, it seems. Of course the Specialized suspension...
07-27-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Businezguy

MLH, I must say, your a freakin genius! ...

MLH, I must say, your a freakin genius! Unfortunately, it also appears that this sport has a way of making people spend more then they wanted. Are there any other bikes that have this feature...
07-27-06, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Businezguy

If I can't find a good bike under 1k with a lot...

If I can't find a good bike under 1k with a lot of travel, I'd be willing to spend 1.5k. I'd rather get the bike I want now, then to regret my purchase later, sell it for half of what I bought it...
07-27-06, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Businezguy

Advice on bike purchase

I'm looking to get back into Mountain Biking after several years away from the sport. As a result, I'm looking for a new mountain bike. I'm wondering if there is a bike in existance that will even...
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